Catarina is co-founder of openMaterials.org, a collaborative project dedicated to DIY experimentation with smart materials, and altLab, Lisbon’s hackerspace. She has taught numerous hands-on workshops on hi-tech materials and simple circuitry with the goal of encouraging people with little to no science background to take an interest in science, technology and knowledge-sharing. Catarina is wrapping up her PhD dissertation on the social impact of open and collaborative practices for the development of technologies. She is currently a visiting scholar and adjunct at ITP-NYU, co-chair of the Open Hardware Summit, TED Fellow, member of NYC Resistor, and serves on the board of directors of the Open Source Hardware Association.
As the Principal of Vittra Telefonplan Jannie leads one of Swedens most progressive and innovative schools when it comes to 21st Century Skills, supported by a unique learning environment based on five pedagogical principles on the cognitive aspects of learning. She has previously worked as an educational consultant specializing in digital competences, 21st Century Skills and the redefinition of learning for different Municipalities and Cooperations in Sweden. With a background as an educator and a developing methods to work with new media as a pedagogical tool in Botkyrka Municipality, she has a deep interest in motivational pedagogy aswell as an understanding of how the digital environment revolutionizes learning.
Mark is Professor of IT product development in the School of Information and Communication Technology at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah in 1983 and spent over 20 years at Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. His current teaching and research activities at KTH are in architectures and interdisciplinary realization methods for future IT devices and platforms, and in context information measurement especially for use in mobile systems and enterprise applications.
Emma Rose Metcalfe
Emma Rose is co-founder of HowDo - a new social app and platform to
capture and share the knowledge of the world. She is a designer working
mostly with services and human centred design, though her work has
ranged from designing a future experience of opera for the New York
Opera to exploring interdisciplinary research with Molecular Scientists.
Emma Rose holds an undergrad in Ceramic Design from Central Saint
Martins College of Art and Design and has recently completed her MFA in
Experience Design exploring scalable distribution of meaningful
experiences. She can be found occasionally guest lecturing at Konstfack
University of Art Craft and Design and at Karolinska Institutet.
Erik is an expert in consumer demands, industry and social dynamics, and
forecasting ICT evolutionary trends. He works as Strategic Marketing Manager & Networked Society Evangelist
at Ericsson's Networked Society Lab. He spends his time on company
strategies and conducting research into future trends and requirements.
He is the co-author of The Networked Home, and author of A Journey to
the Third Place, based on research among early adopters of information
technology. He also does strategic advice and consulting to customers in
the area of M-2-M, industry verticals, consumer segmentation, and future
strategies for Telecom.
Folke is the Chair Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala
University. He has previously worked at Auckland University, New
Zealand, Gothenburg University and Stockholm University. In his
research, Folke has focused on, among other things, questions about
the viability and desirability of supranational forms of democracy. He
was the leader of the research project “Democracy Unbound”, which was
funded by the Swedish Research Council, between 2004 and 2008, and is
the author of Tillsammans (“Together”), Bonnier Existens, 2009. In this
book, Folke explores the possibility of responding to the global
environmental problems by reforming the existing supranational political
Soki has a blended background as reseacher, entrepreneur and pianist. She holds a Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet, a Master of Science in Economics from Handelshögskolan and has been researcher at Harvard. She founded a pioneering company developing mobile applications in Europe and Asia. Today, she advises Sweden’s largest healthcare restructuring project, driven by an untiring will to “cure the healthcare system”.
Carolina Wallin Perez