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Meet the speakers for Business Insider Global Trends Festival 2020

Get to know the experts from all over the world and gather inspirations. More than 60 hours of content: live, on-demand, dedicated workshops.

Reed Hastings

CEO and Co-founder, Netflix

Nouriel Roubini

Professor of Economics, New York University’s Stern School of Business

Sebastian Thrun

Founder & CEO, Udacity. Founder, Google X

Adena T. Friedman

President and Chief Executive Officer, NASDAQ, Inc.

Wolfgang Ischinger

Chairman, Munich Security Conference

Audrey Tang (唐鳳)

Digital Minister, Taiwan

Michael Miebach

President and CEO-Elect, Mastercard

Jennifer Jordan

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, IMD

Sergio P. Ermotti

CEO, UBS Group

Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson


Carlos Watson

Co-Founder & CEO, OZY Media

Alexa von Bismarck

Country Manager, Adyen Germany

Christoph Franz

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roche Holding

Mathias Döpfner

CEO, Axel Springer SE

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Former Trader, Risk Specialist and Best-Selling Author

Özgür Burak Akkol 

Chairman of the Board, President of the Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries (MESS)

Alain Dehaze

CEO, Adecco Group

Marc Walder

CEO, Ringier AG

Deepak Parekh

Chairman, HDFC Ltd.

Prof. Marcel Salathé

Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, EPFL

Philip Vanhoutte

Expert in Future of Work. Founder of Ozadi

Jean-François Manzoni

President, IMD in Lausanne

Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Strategy Professor, Harvard Business School

Bob Dignen

Director, York Associates

Dr. Friedrich von Bohlen und Halbach

Managing partner and co-founder, Hopp BioTech Holding GmbH & Co. KG.

Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir

Founder of Possible X

Hannes Schmid

Photographer, Philanthropist, Founder of Smiling Gecko

Christian Lindener

Head of Airbus BizLab

Markus Krebber


Geoff Ramsey

Chief Evangelist Officer, Co-Founder, Insider Intelligence

Shinichiro Isago

Director of AI, LINE

Prashanth Chandrasekar

CEO, Stack Overflow

Seiko Noda

Chairperson of the Committee on Budget, Member of the House of Representatives

Mukesh Aghi

President and CEO, USISPF

Ajay Piramal

Chairman, Piramal Group

Koen Gonnissen

Partner, coach & trainer, Mentally Fit

Ritesh Agarwal

Founder & CEO (Group), OYO Hotels & Homes

Laura A. Hambley

President, Co-Founder of EvOHlution

Takuya Miyata

Founding Partner, Scrum Ventures

Ray Dalio

Founder, Co-CIO, Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates

Werner Baumann

Chairman of the Board Management , Bayer AG

Panos Panay

Microsoft Chief Product Officer

Shin Murakami

Japan Country Manager, LinkedIn

Nick Bloom

Professor of economics, Stanford University

Tarek Müller

Co-founder &Co-CEO, ABOUT YOU

Arndt Rolfs


Kristin Peck

CEO, Zoetis

Keiko Hamada

Executive Editor-in-Chief , Business Insider Japan

Mark Mader

President & CEO, Smartsheet

Niklas Östberg

Co-Founder & CEO, Delivery Hero

Robert Reffkin (TBC)

Founder & CEO, Compass

Shada Islam

New Horizons Project

Philipp Peitsch

Managing Director, Idealo

Mark T. Maybury

CTO, Stanley Black & Decker

Karl Lauterbach

Professor at the University of Cologne & Member of the Deutsche Bundestag

Markus Duesmann


Ugur Sahin

Co-founder, BioNTech

Gisbert Rühl

CEO of Klöckner & Co SE

Jens Hilgers

Founding General Partner, BITKRAFT Ventures

Christian Seifert


Hiltrud Dorothea Werner

Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG for Integrity and Legal Affairs

Satoshi Sugie


Sebastian Dettmers

CEO, StepStone Group

Akemi Tsunagawa

Founder & CEO, Bespoke Inc.

Why ‘Business Insider Global Trends Festival’?

The ongoing pandemic has already transformed our lives, but its overall impact on the ways we conduct business is yet to be fully appreciated.

How strongly will the crisis hit the economy? How should we adapt to the forthcoming changes? People need guidance, insights and inspirations, now more than ever.

Business Insider Global Trends Festival is all about exhibiting the most promising and transformative trends. Learn how the top executives from across the globe are dealing with the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Brace yourself for the post-COVID reality

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