Thanks to all attendees and speakers of BNW2016!

november 04, 2016

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Introducing the 48 Hour Film Project teams - Cijrille Kurvers

oktober 30, 2016

At the end of both conference days, three teams of the 48 Hour Film Project will start making their short film in 48 hours, based on the script input of the audience. Hereby we will announce the directors (team leaders) and the actors who will play the main character in their films. The six final films will be screened online and at the Leiden International Film Festival.

Cijrille Kurvers - Director

Cijrille (1989) is a filmmaker who studied photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague for two years but then realized that his passion was more about telling stories in moving images. Short films were always part of his life. As a young kid on adventure, together with his Sony handycam, filming his friends and self-made stories. In 2013 he founded HUDZ; a video production company which focusses on quality within every market. Creating the best possible visual story even with a minimum of resources opens up a whole new field of creating, which pushes Cijrille further. Within his work he puts on the role of producer, director, DOP and colourist to be entirely in control of the outcome. This defines him as a filmmaker, constant developing himself to be able to create the image inside his head. At the 48 hour film project Rotterdam 2016 Cijrille and his team won Best Director, Best Use of Line and was nominated for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best actress and Best Actor with the film “Om verliefd op te worden” ("to fall in love"). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so5959LGZJU

Cijrille Kurvers will be leading one of the three 48 Hour Film Project teams on November 3th.

Introducing the 48 Hour Film Project teams - Coen Haver

oktober 24, 2016

At the end of both conference days, three teams of the 48 Hour Film Project will start making their short film in 48 hours, based on the script input of the audience. Hereby we will announce the directors (team leaders) and the actors who will play the main character in their films. The six final films will be screened online and at the Leiden International Film Festival.

Coen Haver – director

Coen Haver studied Theatre & Film Studies and American History & Culture (minor) at Utrecht University. After graduating in 2010, he started his own film production company: Kupenda Films. This company, based in Den Bosch the Netherlands, produced several short films and (international) documentaries.

In 2012 Coen travelled to Uganda for the documentary “De Bijsluiter van Goed Doen” (“The Good Doing Leaflet"). This film, about private aid projects in Third World countries, was shown in several cinemas in the Netherlands.

Haver directed two short films for younger people in 2015, both shown at Cinekid: a film festival for kids. This year he made the film “Mijn Stuk Geluk” (“My Piece of Happiness”) with Marloes  van den Heuvel an Hetty Heyting. In between those projects, he co-directed with his (life)partner Joanne Hakkert the documentary “Alle Tijd” (“All Time”), a philosophical reflection on the concept of time, explained by the perception of a watchmaker.

Coen Haver will be leading one of the three 48 Hour Film Project teams on November 3th.

Five reasons to see Bernhard Hommel at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Bernhard Hommel at Brave New World

oktober 20, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Bernhard Hommel.

  1. Bernhard is a professor at Leiden University, since 1999. He works on research projects (cognitive psychology); seminars on attention, perception and action, action control, motivation, and emotion.
  2. He is a co-founder and board member of the Leiden Institute for Brain & Cognition (LIBC).
  3. From this institute he researches the behaviour of baby’s, adults and even robots.
  4. Bernhard is interested in how, why, and when people can do what they want, that is, how intentional actions are set up, implemented, and controlled. He also wants to know how perception and action relate to each other, whether and how what we do is affected by what we perceive, and vice versa. Finally, he is interested in how the events we perceive and the actions we do are represented in our brains, and how distributed brain codes can be integrated into coherent cognitive structures. 
  5. He has initiated, and was the coordinator of, theDFG Priority Program on Executive Functions.

Bernhard will be joining the panel discussion on November 3th 14.00 PM about: what is the future of human-machine interaction?

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program and buy your tickets now! 

Five reasons to see Leon Heuts at Brave New World

oktober 17, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Leon Heuts.

  1. Leon is the editor in chief of ‘Filosofie Magazine’: a popular philosophical magazine in The Netherlands and Belgium. The magazine was published for the first time in 1992. Heuts is the editor in chief since 2015.
  2. He is particularly interested in political and social themes. He recently wrote essays on Big Data and media. Leon’s view is based on the question how ideology, technology or media can simplify the everyday world to moderate contrasts like good or bad, useful or useless, friend or foe. Philosophy and journalism are ways for him to identify such simplifications and questions.
  3. In 2012 he co-authored a book which was based on a long-term Twitter project. The goal was to summarize the ideas of canonical philosophers to one tweet. The motte of this project was: it’s not possible, but we’ll do it anyway.
  4. This book was nominated for the ‘Socratesbeker’ in 2013: an award for the most exciting philosophy book of the year.
  5. Heut’s lectured political philosophy. In the past he lectured and developed the Basic training system of philosophy at ISVW.

Leon will speak on November 3th 15.00 PM about: the similarities between great artists and great industrial gurus.

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program at www.bravenewworld.nl and buy your tickets now! 

Five reasons to see Etienne Augé at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Etienne Augé at Brave New World

oktober 14, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Etienne Augé.

1. Etienne received his doctorate from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris after his Masters in film studies from the Sorbonne Paris III. He also studied political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, film studies at University of California at Irvine and cultural studies at The London Consortium, Birkbeck College, University of London.
2. A former chairperson of the Mass communication department of University of Balamand near Tripoli, Etienne  taught for close to ten years in universities in Austria (Donau University at Krems), the Czech Republic (Anglo-American University, FAMU, Charles University), Lebanon (ALBA, La Sagesse, University of Balamand, Université Saint Joseph, USEK) and Slovakia (Pan European University)
3. He published two books on propaganda, his main field of research : Petit traité de propagande (2007), L'illusion culturelle: Hollywood et la propagande 1990-2000 (2011). Furthermore, he wrote novels and books about terrorism and public diplomacy.
4. At the IBCoM awards ceremony, he has received the award for “Best male lecturer” in 2012 and “Most inspiring lecturer” in 2013.
5. Outside academia, Etienne  served at the French embassy in Beirut before being co-founder of a film production company in Paris. He works as a consultant in communication and branding with colorblind strategies in Beirut and is a regular contributor to slate.fr, a French pure-player magazine partly owned by The Washington Post.

Etienne will speak on November 3th 9.55 AM about: why does our world needs science fiction?

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event November 2th and 3th. 

Five reasons to see Nathaniel Raymond at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Nathaniel Raymond at Brave New World

oktober 11, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Nathaniel Raymond.

He is a leader in the development of comprehensive ethical and technical standards to guide the use of information communication technologies during humanitarian emergencies, Raymond is helping ensure that the use of new technologies and methods protect, rather than endanger, vulnerable populations.

1. Nathaniel is the Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He has over fifteen years of experience as a humanitarian aid worker and human rights investigator.
2. Nathaniel and his Signal Program colleagues are co-winners of the 2013 USAID/Humanity United Tech Challenge for Mass Atrocity Prevention and the 2012 U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Industry Intelligence Achievement Award.
3. Nathaniel served in multiple roles with Oxfam America and Oxfam International, including in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and elsewhere.
4. He has published multiple popular and peer-reviewed articles on human rights, humanitarian issues, and technology in publications including the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the Lancet, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and many others.
5. He was the director of operations for the Satellite Sentinel Project, a program sponsored by George Clooney, and coordinated through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, which utilized satellite imagery and other information to produce reports on the security situation in the Sudan.

Nathaniel will speak on November 2th 13.30 PM about: how can technology influence human rights?

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd.

Five reasons to see Jaya Baloo at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Jaya Baloo at Brave New World

oktober 06, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Jaya Baloo.

Jaya Baloo, from American origin, is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands.

  1. She won the Cyber Security Executive of the year award in 2015.
  2. Jaya works with an amazing information security team of highly driven specialists. Working in the information security arena for the past 18 years, she has worked mostly for global telecommunications companies such as Verizon and France Telecom.
  3. Jaya is also a frequent speaker at security conferences on subjects around lawful interception, mass surveillance, and cryptography.
  4. She works by the motto: ‘Live long, laugh a lot and encrypt everything.’
  5. She wonders questions like: ‘When will we upgradeourselves  with increased storage capacity and processing power? And how do we harness the good without enabling the evil?’ Brilliant food for thought. See an interesting interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYBUxeDK2H0

Jaya will speak on November 2th 13.50 PM about how to protect your personal and business data in the future brave new world of quantum proliferation?

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program at www.bravenewworld.nl and buy your tickets now!

Five reasons to see Constant Dullaart at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Constant Dullaart at Brave New World

oktober 04, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Constant Dullaart.

Constant was born in the Netherlands, now he lives and works in Berlin. He makes influential work that is deeply connected with the internet. Both online and offline, he reacts critically to the power structures of mega corporations that dramatically influence our worldview through the internet.

  1. He examines the boundaries of manipulating Google, Facebook and Instagram and recently started his own tech company Dulltech with Kickstarter.
  2. Like a digital archaeologist, he also delves into the early days of the internet. The series ‘Jennifer in paradise’ is based on the photo that was used as a demonstration material in the first version of Photoshop. The founder of Photoshop made the picture of his girlfriend on a tropical beach. The intimate image would be adapted and manipulated by thousands of users of the program, before it would disappear in oblivion. Dullaart want to give this photo, the very first to be manipulated with software that would change visual culture forever, back its iconic status in our collective memory.
  3. He is also known for distributing 2.5 million bought Instagram followers amongst a personal selection of active art-world Instagram accounts.
  4. Recently he has been awarded the Prix Net-Art 2015.
  5. Constant build the biggest invisible sculpture at Utrecht Central Station, the Netherlands. Read more about this here: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/08/23/de-grootste-sculptuur-is-onzichtbaar-3936329-a1517539

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program at www.bravenewworld.nl and buy your early-bird tickets now! 

Five reasons to see Mark Stevenson at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Mark Stevenson at Brave New World

september 29, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Mark Stevenson.

Mark Stevenson is an entrepreneur, author, broadcaster and expert on global trends and innovation. He is one of the world’s most respected thinkers on technology and societal trends – helping you see where the world is going – and how to adapt.

1. Mark is the author of the best-selling ‘An Optimist’s Tour of the Future’ which has been translated into 10 languages and was described by Wired “a very coherent and entertaining journey through the world of future technology”.
2. His key skill is an ability to take complex or abstract concepts and make them understandable by non-specialists without trivialising the subject matter.
3. Mark is also an occasional comedy writer. His work has been performed on Radio 4 and his play (co-written with Jack Milner) ‘Octopus Soup’ tours the UK in 2017.
4. As founder of the cultural change agency wdtd.co.uk, he spends much of his life working across the globe with organisations of every hue, helping them see their role in creating a better future, or to die gracefully if they need to. The company’s clients are a diverse mix of government agencies, NGOs, corporates and arts organisations.
5. TED curator Chris Anderson remarks, “Stevenson wears no blindfold. His tools are curiosity, open-mindedness, clarity and reason”.

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program at www.bravenewworld.nl and buy your early-bird tickets now!

Five reasons to see Rachel Armstrong at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Rachel Armstrong at Brave New World

september 27, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Rachel Armstrong.

Rachel is Professor of Experimental Architecture at the Department of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, at Newcastle University.

1. You may know Armstrong from her essay Self-Repairing Architecture and her research in living architecture and protocell technology, a new material that possess some of the properties of living systems and can be manipulated to grow architecture.
2. From this position, she knows how we could stop Venice from sinking: by a ‘giant artificial reef’. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB8_DXgs-Bo
3. She is a Black Sky Thinker and 2010 Senior TED Fellow who is researching the inner life of “things” seen and unseen. Black Sky Thinking is reaching beyond current frameworks and pre-determined projections, into the terrain of the unknown and bringing this into the present.
4. Rachel experiments with the very stuff of life to ask how we may design and build our world differently by establishing an alternative technical platform than machines. She does this by harnessing the potential of the natural world through natural computing processes, which speaks to a new kind of Nature that is native to the 21st century.
5. In 2013 she was nominated as one of the ICON’s 50, selected by a panel of a dozen experts identifying the talent shaping our future.

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program at www.bravenewworld.nl and buy your early-bird tickets now!

Five reasons to see Koert van Mensvoort at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Koert van Mensvoort at Brave New World

september 22, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Koert van Mensvoort.

Renowned for his Next Nature philosophy, Koert’s goal is to get a better understanding of our co-evolutionary relation with technology and use it to find a better path for the future.

1. He is author of The In Vitro Meat Cookbook. This cookbook presents 45 recipes that explore and visualize what in vitro meat product might be on our plate one day. As in vitro meat is still being developed you cannot cook the recipes just yet, however, they will provide abundant food for thought and discussion.

2. The Fake for Real Memory Game is from Koert’s hand. The game consists 60 cards that playfully visualize the classical theme Fake v. Real.

3. Koert and Floris Kaayk (also speaker at BNW) created the ‘WiFi Angels’ smart phone app. The app lets you sense electromagnetic radiations by turning the WiFi networks around you into a choir of singing angels. Next time when you search for WiFi, just follow the angels.

4. He co-wrote the book ‘Save the humans’, a book that questions how the growing world population of more than 7 billion people can create a humane life for everyone.

5. Koert is the inventor of the NANO Supermarket, which presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years. The a NANO Supermarket travels through Europe and received over 50.000 visitors. Check this item about the NANO Supermarket featured on the Dutch Evening News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxyITDXyA30

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program at www.bravenewworld.nl and buy your early-bird tickets now!

How does art meets the future at Brave New World? See Floris Kaayk.

How does art meets the future at Brave New World? See Floris Kaayk.

september 14, 2016

At Brave New World, several artists will speak and lecture. But about what? What does art has to do with the future? Let us talk you through that, by putting our speaker and artist Floris Kaayk in the spotlights.

At Brave New World, several artists will speak and lecture. But about what? What does art has to do with the future? Let us talk you through that, by putting our speaker and artist Floris Kaayk in the spotlights.

Floris his work is focused on futuristic fantasies and concepts. He visualises technological progress by showing the advantages or presenting the negative consequences. Currently, Floris is working on a project called the Modular Body. This project is coming from the starting point that the human body seems more and more like a machine whereby broken pieces can be replaced. But what if you would take that idea even further? Right: that brought Floris to The Modular Body.

The project is about a new way of human life. It’s a first step to the ‘modular human’. The movie clips you might find on the internet are about ‘Oscar’: the 3D printed prototype of the modular human. At this time, nothing like Oscar is actually possible yet. According to Floris, this field of research is still in a very early stage. It’s not possible yet to print functioning, vascularized organs. Right now it’s science fiction. See Oscar coming to life here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfoVOGMz054

And that’s an example of how art and the future merge. It’s not possible. Yet. But who knows, one day in the future it might be? What do you think, will there ever be modular humans? And if so, when?

If you’re interested, come see and hear Floris Kaayk at Brave New World: a two day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life, on November 2nd & 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program and buy your early-bird tickets now!

Five Reasons to see Aimee van Wynsberghe at Brave New World

Five Reasons to see Aimee van Wynsberghe at Brave New World

september 13, 2016

Welcome to the series ‘5 reasons to see...’, in which we talk you through the speakers of Brave New World: a two-day summit about the impact of new technologies on human life. Today we talk about Aimee van Wynsberghe.

Aimee, born in Canada, is Assistant Professor in Ethics of Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente. She has two masters degrees – one in Bioethics (Cum Laude, Erasmus Mundus) and one in Applied Ethics (Cum Laude, KU Leuven). And received her BSc in Cell Biology at Western University in Ontario, Canada.

  1. She is co-founder and president of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics.
  2. From this position, she appeared on Al Jazeera new to discuss the racist Microsoft Twitter bot Tay (March 2016).
  3. Aimee has wrote the book ‘Healthcare robots: ethics, design and implementation’, in which she discusses the use of robots and she explains that people are ultimately responsible.
  4. In 2015 she was awarded a prestigious Veni grant (NWO) to study the ethical issues of service robots.
  5. Viva magazine named her one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands under 38. http://tinyurl.com/gpl8u52

Aimee speaks about ethical issues, regarding robotics, individual privacy versus the security of the state and drones. Come see and hear Aimee at Brave New World.

Did we make you curious about Brave New World and the speakers? Hang in there! ‘5 reasons to see..’ is published every Tuesday and Thursday until the event on November 2nd and 3rd at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Netherlands. Check our program at www.bravenewworld.nl and buy your early-bird tickets now! 

Brave New World: hét evenement over de impact van de toekomst

Brave New World: hét evenement over de impact van de toekomst

september 09, 2016

Kunst, cultuur, filosofie, wetenschap, technologie en storytelling komen samen op Brave New World.

New World. Dit wordt dé plek voor mensen die meer willen weten over wat de toekomst gaat brengen. De focus ligt niet op de technologische ontwikkelingen zelf, maar op de maatschappelijke en ethische gevolgen. Brave New World vindt plaats op 2 en 3 november 2016 in de Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden.

Gedurende twee dagen komen mensen uit zeer uiteenlopende sectoren bij elkaar om te luisteren naar verrassende sprekers en te discussiëren hoe toekomstige technologische innovaties ons leven kunnen beïnvloeden. Zo zijn er presentaties, interviews en paneldiscussies over vragen als: hoe ver willen we gaan in het verbeteren van ons lichaam? Kunnen we computers het verschil tussen goed en kwaad leren? Wordt privacy een luxeproduct? Willen we nog wel in de echte wereld leven als we virtueel onze perfecte wereld kunnen bouwen?

Het evenement is bedoeld voor iedereen die op een of andere manier inspeelt op de ontwikkelingen in de toekomst: kunstenaars, futurologen, beleidsmakers, consultants, ondernemers, innovatie managers, ontwikkelaars, hackers, gamers en regisseurs. De kwesties die aan bod komen, zijn niet alleen interessante denkoefeningen maar kunnen daadwerkelijk inspireren en aanzetten tot nieuwe wetenschappelijke of zakelijke ontwikkelingen, voortgang in beleid en regelgeving en een betere samenwerking met andere sectoren.

Internationaal programma
Een van de sprekers is futuroloog auteur Ben Hammersley. De BBC-presentator en editor van Wired magazine is gespecialiseerd in de effecten van internet op ons leven en een gewild consultant op het gebied van big data. Naast Hammersley zullen er vele andere (inter)nationale sprekers van wereldklasse op het gebied van o.a. kunst, gezondheid, veiligheid en filosofie het podium van Brave New World betreden. Meer over het programma: www.bravenewworld.nl en twitter @BraveNewWorldNL.

Samen de toekomst visualiseren
Aan het einde van beide dagen vatten de deelnemers van het festival, sprekers én bezoekers, hun ervaringen van de dag samen. Onder begeleiding van regisseurs en acteurs worden deze visies omgezet in filmscripts voor korte films, die binnen 48 uur daadwerkelijk worden geproduceerd. Brave New World is dus niet alleen een plek waar toekomstige ethische en maatschappelijke kwesties worden besproken, maar waar deze daadwerkelijk worden gevisualiseerd.

Founding Partners
Brave New World wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door de genereuze steun van onze Founding Partners: de Universiteit Leiden, het Centre for Innovation Universiteit Leiden, de Gemeente Leiden, Cultuurfonds Leiden, Luris en het Leiden International Film Festival.

Info & tickets: www.BraveNewWorld.nl | @BraveNewWorldNL | info@bravenewworld.nl

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Meer informatie, aanmelden media en aanvragen interviews met sprekers (niet voor publicatie):

Liselot van der Prijt, liselot@bravenewworld.nl
Kim van den Wijngaard, kim@bravenewworld.nl, 06-12720479
www.bravenewworld.nl

Five reasons to see Ben Hammersley at Brave New World

Five reasons to see Ben Hammersley at Brave New World

september 08, 2016

@BenHammersley is an author, futurist and technologist specialising in the effects of the internet and the ubiquitous digital network on the world’s political, cultural and social spheres.

@BenHammersley is an author, futurist and technologist specialising in the effects of the internet and the ubiquitous digital network on the world’s political, cultural and social spheres. He enjoys an international career as a trends and digital expert, explaining complex technological and sociological topics to lay audiences, and as a high-level advisor on these matters to governments and business. Yes, he has a wide range of activities, so let us walk you through some highlights.

1. He is the principal of Hammersley Futures: an international applied futurism consultancy based in Los Angeles, working with corporations, governments and executives to identify disruption risk and opportunities in the short and medium term digital future.
2. Ben has authored 5 books including ’64 things you need to know for then’, which is a guide to the new concept of the modern world.
3. A fairly unusual achievement: Ben invented the word “Podcast”.
4. If you wonder whether your washing machine soon will be smarter than you, Ben can explain if that’s going to happen. To give you a sneak peek, read this: http://tinyurl.com/jtsgcap
5. If you’re into cybercrimes, Ben’s your man. He wrote and presented the Award-winning BBC World News ‘Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley’. In this episodes he investigates Silk Road:http://tinyurl.com/h8c8zcw

Ben speaks on the extreme effects of the digital an networked world on business, society and your life. Through compelling stories, deep analysis an bleeding-edge examples of the modern world, he can help you, your business, government or institution navigate and prosper in the future.

Curious about Ben Hammersley? Come see and hear him at Brave New World: Check our program and buy your early-bird tickets now!

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