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Thu, 13.09.18

Jonas Lüscher

Writer

Born 1976 in Zurich, Jonas Luescher is a Swiss-German writer. He studied philosophy in Munich and Zurich and spent nine months as visiting researcher at Stanford University. His books have been ...
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Born 1976 in Zurich, Jonas Luescher is a Swiss-German writer. He studied philosophy in Munich and Zurich and spent nine months as visiting researcher at Stanford University. His books have been translated in 17 languages and have won numerous prizes. His novel "Kraft" has been awarded with the Swiss Book Prize in 2017. Jonas Luescher lives in Munich.


Location: Schiffbau

Thu, 13.09.18

Johann Jungwirth

Chief Digital Officer Volkswagen AG


Johann Jungwirth

Johann Jungwirth, since 1st November 2015 Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Volkswagen AG is responsible for the digital transformation of the Volkswagen Group and reports directly to Matthias Müller, CEO o...
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Johann Jungwirth, since 1st November 2015 Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Volkswagen AG is responsible for the digital transformation of the Volkswagen Group and reports directly to Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG.

Johann Jungwirth transferred from Apple in Cupertino, CA (USA), where he was Director, Mac Systems Engineering for over a year. He was responsible for innovation in design and engineering in product development as well as hiring, growing and leading a multicultural research & development team and supporting the Special Projects Group.

In 2009 Jungwirth was appointed as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America to head the Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA (USA), with additional locations. From the center in Silicon Valley, Jungwirth and his team were responsible for all research and development units in the US market such as autonomous driving, powertrain and electric drive, technology and vehicle development, as well as business innovation and user interaction design. From 2008 to 2014 Jungwirth was also Vice-President Connected Car, User Interaction & Telematics responsible for all research, engineering and product development for infotainment and connected car solutions.

Johann Jungwirth was born on 3rd of May 1973, in Reußmarkt, Romania. He holds an electrical engineering degree Dipl.-Ing. (BA) from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart. He also participated in the International Motor Vehicle Program of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Wharton School of the University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA).

Event Language: EN
Location: Schiffbau

Fri, 14.09.18

Chris Slowe

Co-Founder & CTO Reddit

Chris is CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit. Though a software engineer by vocation, his first attempt at a career started with his finishing a PhD in experimental physics at ...
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Chris is CTO and Founding Engineer of Reddit. Though a software engineer by vocation, his first attempt at a career started with his finishing a PhD in experimental physics at Harvard where he learned about the importance of modeling, critical thinking, statistics, and (honestly) welding. He uses the first three skills regularly. The final years of his PhD were concurrent with him breaking into startups and getting accepted to the first YCombinator class, where he subsequently met Steve and Alexis and became Reddit's first employee five months into the company. After five years at Reddit, he left with Steve to work on Hipmunk as Chief Scientist. He's been back at Reddit for 18 months and has just transitioned to CTO after a year as Director of Engineering.

Event Language: EN
Location: Schiffbau

Fri, 14.09.18

Torsten Reil

Founder NaturalMotion

Torsten Reil is the founder and former CEO of NaturalMotion, a UK-based games and technology company spun out of Oxford University. NaturalMotion's AI-based animation technology powers some of the biggest ...
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Torsten Reil is the founder and former CEO of NaturalMotion, a UK-based games and technology company spun out of Oxford University. NaturalMotion's AI-based animation technology powers some of the biggest blockbuster movies (e.g. Lord of the Rings) and video games (such as GTA IV and V). In 2011, the company started developing its own game IP, resulting in the largest racing franchise on mobile (the 200m-user CSR Racing) and the award-winning Clumsy Ninja. In 2014 NaturalMotion was acquired by Zynga for $527m.

Torsten has spoken at TED, Apple's iPhone 5 keynote and Google Zeitgeist.


Location: Schiffbau

Fri, 14.09.18

David Ngo

CEO Behavior Delta


David Ngo

David Ngo is the creator of the worldwide renowned Stanford’s first behavior design program. He has formerly worked at the Persuasive Tech Lab (now known as the Stanford Behavior De...
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David Ngo is the creator of the worldwide renowned Stanford’s first behavior design program. He has formerly worked at the Persuasive Tech Lab (now known as the Stanford Behavior Design Lab). Therafter he became the CEO at Behavior Delta, a Behavior Design firm, having worked with UNICEF, Spotify, Noom, ThinkCERCA, NBCNews, and more. He is the co-author of the first public behavior design book with BJ Fogg, the pioneer in behavior design. They have been the first scientists to articulate the concept of "captology", or the study of how computers can persuade people. In 2011, the World Economic Forum's Wellness Workplace Alliance selected their Behavior Model as their framework for health behavior change. David currently travels to help teams apply Behavior Design effectively, efficiently, and ethically.


Location: Schiffbau

Fri, 14.09.18

Margarita Quihuis

Co-Director Stanford Peace Innovation Lab


Margarita Quihuis

Margarita Quihuis is a researcher and behavior designer at Stanford’s Behavior Design Lab and co-directs the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford and the Peace Innovation Institute in The Hague wh...
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Margarita Quihuis is a researcher and behavior designer at Stanford’s Behavior Design Lab and co-directs the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford and the Peace Innovation Institute in The Hague where she conducts research in behavior design, wide scale innovation, persuasive technology & the potential of technology to change society for the better.
She is a recognized thought leader in the areas of innovation, emergent social behavior and technology. Her accomplishments include directorship of Astia, a technology incubator focused on women entrepreneurs where her portfolio companies raised $67 million in venture funding, venture capitalist, Reuters Fellow at Stanford, and Director of RI Labs for Ricoh Innovations.
In 2004, Women's eNews named her as one of their '21 Leaders for the 21st Century'​ and was one of WITI's Women to Watch in 2003. She was named 'One of The 100 Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley' and received the Maestro Award by Latino Leaders Magazine.


Location: Schiffbau