Program Pillars

New Communities

New Communities delves into how digital and real-life communities are built and how they’re evolving. We’re asking the deep questions about how communication and interaction are changing. In this pillar will dig into how businesses, governments and individuals can work together to create healthy, sustainable communities of the future.

New Communities delves into how digital and real-life communities are built and how they’re evolving. We’re asking the deep questions about how communication and interaction are changing. In this pillar will dig into how businesses, governments and individuals can work together to create healthy, sustainable communities of the future.

Featured Speakers

Aina Abiodun
FOUNDER & CEO
Amol Sarva
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Knotel
Ben Bradlee Jr.
Journalist & Author
Björn Welter
CBO & CPO
QUARTERS Co-Living
Cal Fussman
JOURNALIST & NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Chris Messina
INVENTOR OF THE HASHTAG
Daniela Gerd tom Markotten
Global CEO
REACH NOW
Derek Morrison
Director, Europe
StockX
Dimitrios Ploutarchos
CO-FOUNDER
Keatz
Ferry Heilemann
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
FreightHub
Helena Steinhaus
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Sanktionsfrei
IQ Sayed
CTO
Circ
Jada Sezer
MODEL & ACTIVIST
Jan Erik Solem
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Mapillary
Jenn Sander
HEAD OF INNOVATION & NEW INITIATIVES
Burning Man
Karim El-Jisr
Chief Innovation Officer
The Sustainable City Institute
Laurens Feenstra
FORMER PRODUCT MANAGER
Waymo
Lubomila Jordanova
FOUNDER & CEO
Plan A
Lukasz Gadowski
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Circ
Marie Chevrier
FOUNDER & CEO
Sampler
Markus Witte
FOUNDER & CEO
Babbel
Mathias Döpfner
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Axel Springer SE
Milena Leszkowicz
Senior Communications Manager
Grover
Nancy Wang
FOUNDER & CEO
Advancing Women in Product
Nathan Williams
FOUNDER & CEO
Minespider
Olivier Reppert
CEO
SHARE NOW
Sawsan Chebli
PERMANENT SECRETARY FOR ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
The Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery
Stephanie Kaiser
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Heartbeat Labs
Steve Huffman
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Reddit
Tao Tao
CO-FOUNDER & COO
GetYourGuide
Tijana Tamburic
CO-FOUNDER
Female Narratives
Tony Cho
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Metro 1
Vanessa Butz
FOUNDER & CEO
District

Key questions

  • What does trust look like in present day communities and how will the human experience be defined?
  • How can we improve sustainability and stop climate change?
  • How will we move through cities?
  • How will work environments be structured?
  • How will we feed growing populations effectively? Will this alter what we eat and how we eat?

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