Performer, Choreographer & Dance Entrepreneur
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Briana Ashley Stuart is a multidisciplinary performer, choreographer and entrepreneur who received her BFA in Dance & BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Most recently her latest work, Moving Meditations, premiered at KVS Brussels. She is interested in interactivity, philosophy, and investigating how movement and sound are directly related to the human condition and expression. Her work has been featured in Together Magazine and BRUZZ.
Cofounder and Head of Partnerships at Repair.Together
Dmytro was born into a Soviet officer family in Weimar, East Germany in 1988, and later moved to Kyiv when he was 7. After studying cybernetics and informatics, he worked in IT for 13 years in different roles, including software engineer, business analyst, and product manager. When Russia started the war in February 2022, he put his IT career on hold and founded Repair.Together with friends, a community that involves volunteers in overcoming the consequences of the war.
Commercial Space Pioneer for Microgravity Research
Hilde Stenuit is Principal Scientist at Space Applications Services. She holds a Phd in astrophysics from the KU Leuven. With her experience supporting the European Space Agency in facilitating science in microgravity, Hilde is now at the European forefront of pioneering commercial access to space for research and technologies, for the benefit for us Earthlings.
Karen Pesse is a Latin-American Executive at a major tech firm, based in Brussels, Belgium, working on key trends shaping the public sector, supporting governments and institutions in their Digital Transformation. As a female business leader in Europe, Karen has a strong personal interest in shining a light on topics such as gender bias in Artificial Intelligence, and the importance of gender perspectives in technology.
Karim Douieb is one of the founders of Jetpack.AI (a full stack data science company based in Brussels). He holds a Phd in computer science from ULB. In addition to his work with Jetpack.AI, Karim is also deeply involved in the world of data journalism. He is passionate about using data to tell compelling stories and is constantly seeking new ways to make data more accessible and engaging for audiences.
Fondatrice et directrice à la Habiba Ahmed Foundation
Les parents de Kenza, Habiba et Ahmed, sont sauvagement assassinés par leur voisin raciste un 7 mai 2002 à Schaerbeek. Elle décide d’entreprendre une longue quête de vérité, de sens et de connaissance pour faire que ce drame serve de leçon. Durant ses nombreux voyages humanitaires et dans le cadre de ses études, elle nourrit la conviction profonde et la nécessité du travail de mémoire, de la transmission et d’une culture de la paix. 20 ans plus tard, elle a fondé la Habiba Ahmed Foundation.
Entrepreneur in education
Nicknamed ‘the philosopher of tech’, Laurent Hublet is a Belgian entrepreneur, who champions investment in human capital and skills. He founded BeCentral, one of the largest tech campuses in Europe in terms of the number of people (re)trained, with the belief that every citizen, regardless of their age, gender, colour or culture, should have the opportunity to become an actor of the digital revolution.
Laurent lives in Brussels and is the father of 2 kids.
Social Impact Entrepreneur
Pauline Dubois is an entrepreneur, passionate for social impact and committed to improving the lives of others. Her first company addressed the needs of the ageing population. Her second company, Microsteps, unleashes the potential of employees in the work environment. Strong believer of the Wellbeing Economy, She volunteers in supporting the human capital’s development in the Brussels’ Réseau Entreprendre for startups facing challenges and as a volunteer board member in a food cooperation.
Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission
Virginijus Sinkevičius is the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, at the European Commission. He was from 2017 to 2019 Minister of Economy, and before he was leading the Committee of Economy at the Parliament of Lithuania. Mr. Sinkevičius was elected to the Parliament in October 2016. Prior, he was a Team Lead for Regulatory Affairs at Invest Lithuania.
Youssef Swatt's est rappeur et animateur d'ateliers d'écriture originaire de Tournai. Passionné par la langue française depuis l'enfance, il fait ses premiers pas dans le rap à l'âge de 14 ans et se fait très vite remarquer grâce à sa plume mélancolique et touchante. À 25 ans, il a déjà sorti 5 albums, joué dans des centaines de scènes en Belgique, France, Suisse ou encore au Sénégal. Il a dernièrement collaboré avec des artistes tels que Oxmo Puccino ou le groupe légendaire IAM.