What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Tue Dec 14 EST - Sat Dec 18 EST (in 6 days)
Location Online
Region All

Our mission is improving the state of today and creating the desirable future together through
• Boosting entrepreneurship & Innovation
• Empowering equality and inclusion
• Exploring and supporting impact resilience and sustainable development solutions


2021 Speakers

Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures; Former CEO, Google

Julia White
Chief Marketing Officer and Solutions, SAP

Don Tapscott
Angel investor, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Blockchain Research Institute

Elisa Ferreira
Commissioner - Cohesion and Reforms, The European Commission (2019-2024)

Tim Draper
Global venture capitalist - SpaceX, Tesla, TwitchTV, Skype, Baidu and many more

Jeremy Prince
CEO, Sigfox

Ernesto Ciorra
Chief Innovability Officer, Enel

Karen Walker
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Intel

Sandy Carter
Vice President, Amazon Web Services

Lucas Joppa
Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft

Claudia Nemat
Member of the Deutsche Telekom AG Board of Management, Technology and Innovation., Deutsche Telekom AG

Prith Banerjee
Chief Technology Officer, ANSYS, Inc.

Liz Oakes
EVP Market Development of New Payment Platforms, Mastercard

Martin Sorrell
Founder & Executive Chairman, S4 Capital

Adam Cheyer
VP of R&D Samsung Founder, Siri

Andrew Harper
Special Advisor on Climate Action, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Cody Simms
SVP, Climate & Sustainability, Techstars

Florence Verzelen
Executive Vice President of industry, marketing and sustainability, Dassault Systemes

Olga Algayerova
Executive Secretary, UNECE

John Nosta
CEO, Nostalab

Dr. Plamen Russev
Executive Chairman and Founder of Webit.Foundation

Natalia Oropeza
Chief Cybersecurity Officer & Chief Diversity Officer, Siemens

Johan Wibergh
CTO, Vodafone

Scott Corwin
Global Leader, Future of Mobility Practice, Deloitte

Vivek Bapat
Senior Vice President, Marketing - Purpose, Marketing and Brand Experience, SAP

Esther Wojcicki
Founder, Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program

Brad Bao
Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Lime

Prof. Shafi Ahmed
Chief Medical Officer, Medical Realities; Chaif of Health Innovators

George Church
Professor of Genetics, Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Chuck Porter
Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus at Crispin Porter Bogusky

Bill McKibben
American environmentalist, Leader of the climate campaign group,

Cenk Alper
Chief Executive Officer, Sabanci Holding

Wendy Kopp
CEO, Teach For All

Stanislav Georgiev
CEO, Bulsat; Chair of Media & Entertainers

Alessandro Menna
Chief Security Officer, Italgas

Bassim Haidar
Founder and CEO, Channel VAS

Jeanne Holm
Chief Data Officer and Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Matt Brittin
President of EMEA Business & Operations, Google

Erion Veliaj
Mayor, Tirana

Maria-Francesca Spatolisano
Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA; Officer-in Charge, Office of the Envoy on Technology, United Nations

Keri Gilder
CEO, Colt Technology Services

Daniel Kraft
Faculty Chair for Medicne, Singularity University

Ott Velsberg
Chief Data Officer for the Estonian government, Estonian government

Dirk Richter
Senior Advisor, Health Department Abu Dhabi

Sharan Burrow
General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Hendrik Brandis
Co-founder & Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital

Gert De Block
Secretary General, European Federation of Local Energy Companies (CEDEC)

Prof. Rolph Eric van der Hoeven
Emeritus Professor of employment and development economics, ISS Hague

Roger Hunter
Vice President, Electric Mobility, Shell Renewables & Energy Solutions

Yoshito Hori

Ajay Bhalla
President, Cyber & Intelligence, Mastercard

Badr Jafar
CEO, Crescent Enterprises

Dr. Samir Saran
President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Sergio Osle
President, Movistar+

Henrik von Scheel
Originator, 4th Industrial Revolution

Erin Simon
Head, Plastic Waste + Business, World Wildlife Fund

Reginald Brothers
Former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Andy Yang
CEO, Indiegogo

Sanja Kon
CEO, Utrust

Sam Kass
Founder, Trove

Ann Aerts
Head, Novartis Foundation

Emil Boc
Mayor, Cluj-Napoca

Lutz Beck
Chief Information Officer, Daimler

Hamid Zarghampour
Chief Strategist, Trafikverket

David A. Bray
Director, GeoTech Center, Atlantic Council

Alexandra Cousteau
Founder, Oceans 2050

Stephen Douglas
Head of Market Strategy, Spirent Communications

Luigi Rebuffi
Secretary General and founder, ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation)

Nicky Bullard
Chairwoman, MRM Europe & Chief Creative Officer, MRM UK

Natalija Jovanovic
Chief Digital Officer, Sanofi Pasteur

Daniel Weissland
President, Audi of America

David Jensen
Coordinator, UNEP Digital Transformation Task Force

Mo Fors
Head of Global Commercial Digital Innovation & Head Botanist @ Digital Garden, Almirall

Graciela Chichilnisky
Co-Founder & CEO, Global Thermostat

Lindiwe Matlali
Commissioner for the Fourth Industrial Revolution/ Founder, South African Government / Africa Teen Geeks

Stefano Bini
Founder, Chair Digital Orthopedics Conf (DOCSF), Prof. Orthopedic Surgery UCSF

Karen Vancluysen
Secretary General, POLIS

Mariam Al-Foudery
Group Chief Marketing Officer, Agility

Guido Baumhauer
Managing Director Distribution, Marketing & Technology, Deutsche Welle

John D. Canning
Executive Producer, Digital Domain

J. Carl Ganter
CEO, Vector Center;Managing Director, Circle of Blue

Igor Beuker
Speaker, Entrepreneur, Futurist, Activist

Sampo Hietanen
Founder and CEO, MaaS Global

Ivana Bartoletti
Global Chief Privacy Officer, WIPRO Technologies and Founder, Women Leading in AI Network

Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng
Vice-Chancellor University of Cape Town, South Africa

Siri Børsum
Global VP Finance Vertical Eco-developmenet & Partnerships, Huawei Consumer Business Group

Daniela Fernandez
Founder & CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Friends of Ocean Action, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Raviv Itzhaky
Co-Founder & CTO, Prospera

Aubrey Blanche
Global Head of Equitable Design & Impact/ Founder, Culture Amp/The Mathpath

Paul Maassen
Chief, Country Support, Open Government Partnership

Roger Millar
Transport Secretary, Washington State Department of Transport

Ilias Iakovidis
Adviser in DG Connect in charge of ICT contribution to societal challenges, European Commission

Gabriel Dalporto
Chief Executive Officer, Udacity

Christina Sass
Co-founder & President, Andela

Brian Collins
CCO & Founder, Collins

Justin Kamine
Cofounder and Partner - Forbes 30 Under 30, Do Good Foods

Dian Kelley
CTO & Co-Founder, SecurityCurve

Tom Trowbridge
Co-Founder, Fluence Labs

Arash Pendari
Founder, Vionlabs

Kathryn Petralia
Co-founder of Kabbage, an American Express Company

Truls Berg
Founder & Leader, Open Innovation Lab of Norway

Jason Clay
Senior Vice President, Markets, WWF

Saskia Steinacker
Global Head Digital Transformation, Bayer Group

Lilyana Pavlova
Vice-President and Member of the Management Committee, European Investment Bank

John Egan
CEO, L'Atelier BNP Paribas

Sonny Vu
Founder, Alabaster

Mark Thomas
VP, Marketing & Alliances, Ridecell

Bowie Lau
Founder, MaGEHold/MaGESpire, Partner, True Global Ventures

Roopa Dhatt
Executive Director, Women in Global Health

Andreas Beckmann
Regional CEO, WWF Central and Eastern Europe

Matt Cooper
CEO, Skillshare

Kabir Barday
Founder, President, and CEO, OneTrust

Gen Tsuchikawa
VP & Chief Investment Manager, Sony Corporation

Bernhard Kowatsch
Head of Innovation Accelerator, World Food Programme, UN

Harry Verhaar
VP, Global Public & Government Affairs, Signify

Jane Poynter
Founder, Co-CEO, Space Perspective

Chris Yeh
Investor, Writer, Mentor, Entrepreneur,

Rajesh Dhuddu
VP & Practice Leader | Blockchain & Cybersecurity, Tech Mahindra

Isaac de la Peña
General Partner, Conexo Ventures

Dr. Tommaso Gagliardoni
Cryptographer and Quantum Security Expert, Kudelski Security

Andrew Sullivan
President & CEO, Internet Society (ISOC)

Silvia Fischer
Vice President Smart Mobility, FREE NOW

Petra Jenner
Senior Vice President EMEA, Salesforce

Thomas Courtois
CEO, Nicnkel (BNP Paribas Group)

Anthony Baker
Vice President, Technology Strategy, APAC for R/GA

Larsh Johnson
CTO, Stem

Kamales Lardi
Digital Tech Expert I Business Advisor I Author

Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner, Blockchain Foudners Fund

Alexandre Tisserant
CEO, Kinéis

Rebecca Roth
Social Media Specialist & Imaging Coordinator, NASA

Enric Sala
Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society

Afua Adom
Broadcast journalist and writer, CNBC

Pedja Predin
Investment Manager, South Central Ventures

Vinay Solanki
Head, Channel 4 Ventures

Yusuf Ozdalga
Partner, QED Investors

Lisa Witter
Co-Founder and Executive Chairperson, Apolitical

Dr. Mohamad Ali Hamade
CEO, Amanat Holdings, PJSC

Roman Ramírez Gimenez
Founder, Technology and cybersecurity expert, Rooted

Danielle DeRuiter-Williams
CEO, The Justice Collective

General Robert Mazzolin
Chief Technology Strategist, RHEA Group

Yaacov Hecht
Founder, Education Cities

Radhika Iyengar
Author | TEDx Speaker | Silicon Valley Woman of Influence

Max Boonen
CEO & Founder, B2C2

Tommy Tjiptadjaja
Co-Founder and CEO, Greenhope

Ruth Shaber
President, Tara Health Foundation

Robin Chase
Executive Chairman, Veniam

Rafael Grossmann
Surgeon, Educator, Futurist, Innovator, RafaelGrossmann.Health

Helaine Olen
Opinion Writer, The Washington Post

Dr. Tina Manoharan
Vice President, Global Lead Data Science & AI Center of Excellence and Digital Division of Research, Philips

Jared Lindzon
Journalist, Fast Company & The Globe and Mail

Rebecca Fannin
Special Correspondent, CNBC

Andrew Dimitriou
Chief Executive Officer EMEA, VMLY&R EMEA

Elizabeth Rossiello
CEO and Founder, Co-Chairperson, AZA Finance, World Economic Forum Global Fourth Industrial Revolution Council on Blockchain

Prof. Daniela Rus
Director, CSAIL; Professor, MIT

Didier Toubia
Co-founder and CEO, Aleph Farms ltd.

Laura Sallstrom
Professor of Technology Policy, Duke University

Anu Acharya
CEO, MapMyGenome

Prof. Dr. Maki Sugimoto
Cofounder, COO, Chief Medical Officer, Holoeyes

Eileen Donahoe
Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI), Stanford University

Francesca Wuttke
Chief Digital Officer, Almirall

Dr. Gunhild Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Foundation

Rainer Nowak
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Die Presse

Jennifer Morgan
Executive Director, Greenpeace International

Richard Vevers
CEO, The Ocean Agency

Dr. Melissa L. Flagg
Founder of Flagg Consulting LLC/ non-resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center

Amit Bouri
CEO and Co-Founder, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Prof. Sara Nosari
General And Social Education, University of Turin

Carolyn Reckhow
Head of Business Development and Strategy, Thesis & Keep Network

Brett Solomon
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Access Now

Saskia van Uffelen
CEO, Ericsson Belux; Digital Champion of Belgium, EC Digital Agenda

Christoph Meinel
President and CEO Internet Technologies and Systems, Hasso-Plattner-Institut

Limor Shmerling Magazanik
Managing Director, Israel Tech Policy Institute

Kerstin Emhoff

Marietje Schaake
International Policy Director, International Policy Fellow, Institute for Standford Cyber Policy Center, Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Constantinos Yiorkadjis
Mayor, Nicosia

Michael Cogley
Associate Tech Editor, Insider

Prof. Steven Wong
Houston Methodist Hospital / Weill Cornell Medicine (Cornell University)

Osprey Orielle Lake
Founder and Executive Director, Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

Amit Pradhan
President, Silicon Valley Blockchain Society

John Aidan Byrne
Journalist, New York Post & Dig Life Deep

Dr. Frank Rijsberman
Director General, Global Green Growth Institute

Angela Antetomaso
TV Presenter and Reporter, Forbes

Tim Stevens
Editor-in-Chief for CNET's Roadshow

Benjamin Sutherland
Reporter, The Economist

Christina Zdanowicz
Senior Producer, CNN

Elisabeth Brier
Assistant Editor, Forbes

Emil Protalinski
Editor, Big Tech News, VentureBeat

Frances Kuo
Correspondent / Producer, CGTN America

Jayne O'Donnell
Co-founder at Urban Health Media Project

Jim Motavalli
Columnist, Barron's

Jordan French
Executive Editor, Executive Editor at Grit Daily

Karen Leland
Columnist at Inc. Magazine, Best-Selling Author President of Sterling Marketing Group

Kristina Cornèr
Managing editor, Cointelegraph

Leisha Santorelli
World Editor & Senior Journalist, BBC

Nina Goswami
Creative Diversity Lead and journalist, BBC

Rhett Power
Columnist at Forbes and Inc Magazine

Roger Dooley
Columnist, Forbes, Author, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host

Ryan Broderick
Writer at Garbage Day newsletter / Podcast host / Former BuzzFeed Senior Reporter

Rion Prior
Journalist at CNN / Co-Director of 'Forgotten Plague'

Salim Essaid
Reporter, Euronews

Spriha Srivastava
Executive Editor, Business Insider