Meet the guests, organizers, hosts and other contributors involved with co-creating the Catalyzing the Future global conference.

Guests (in alphabetical order)

Maha Husain Aziz

Maha Hosain Aziz (USA)

NYU Professor on Global Risk and Prediction. Author of Future World Order (Amazon best-seller 2019) and its sequel The COVID-19 Effect.

Author of The Global Kid : A Political Comic Book and cartoonist at The Global Kid.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Roderick Lim Banda (South Africa)

Enterprise and Software Architect with first passion art and architecture history. With a thesis on building architecture as a reference for architecture intensive disciplines, now aspiring towards natural and organic patterns in systems thinking.

Founding Partner, KASE

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Jerome Barrand (France)

Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management. Director of the Institute of Organizational Agility,France.

Co-creator of Agile Profile and President of Agil’OA.

Author of Developing Agility Inside Organizations : new levers of action and collective intelligence and The Agile Manager.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Tony Bendell (United Kingdom)

MD, Services Limited

Lead Trainer, The Anti-Fragility Academy

Author of Building Anti-Fragile Organisation

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Graham Binks (Canada)

CEO, primeFusion, Inc.

Author of Trusting Technology

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Darnell Blackburn (USA)

Director/CEO at PRAT LLC, Teacher, Trainer, Coach, Speaker, Motivator, Mental Health Advocate

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

John Cherian (USA)

Transformation Consultant/Coach

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Sahana Chattopadhyay (India)

Speaker | Writer | Catalyst | Partnering with individuals and organizations to co-create a regenerative future.

Columnist at Enlivening Edge.

Alchemist & Consultant at Future of Work Together

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

David Cushman (United Kingdom)

Owner, Faster Future Consulting, Consultant, 2Y3X

Author of The 10 Principles of Open Business

The Responsive Organisation is less a choice – more an inevitability

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Heidi Dening (Australia)

Author of Her Middle Name Is Courage: How Self-Leadership Transforms Pressure Into Performance, Chaos Into Clarity, And Rage Into Resilience.

Speaker & Educator on Improving Resilience of Organisations & their People During Times of Stress & Uncertainty

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Jeremy Denisty (U.A.E.)

Customer Director, Scopernia

How exposed are you to uncertainties? Here are 5 steps towards becoming an ‘adaptive resilient’ organization

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Chris Desmond (New Zealand)

Clinical outcomes trainer, coach, speaker, physiotherapist, and podcaster

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Denise DiPiano (United States)

Business and Personal Coach

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Stephen Done (United Kingdom)

Business and Personal Coach

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Geoff Dooley (Ireland)

Strategy Consultant | Transformational Leader 

 Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Ciaran Duggan (Ireland)

Consultant

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Stephane Grenier (Canada)

Founder and Lead Innovator, Mental Health Innovations Consulting

Author of After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Chris Hardy (United Kingdom)

Head of Service Delivery of PXtech

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Ellen Grace Henson (USA)

Consultant in Business & Product Strategy, Product Management, Cross-functional team dynamics

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Elena Marie Ivanushkina (Canada, Spain)

Expert in Organizational Culture and Leadership Development at Talent Ways

Executive Coach at IESE Learning Innovation Unit

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Matthew Jackson (New Zealand)

Founder of Black Swan NZ and Edmund Hillary Fellow.

Antifragility practitioner & industry disruption specialist – working to blur organisational boundaries & create impact by connecting global communities.

The creator of Disruption Assurance™ & Cohesive Interference™

Co-founder Global Mode™ & Doctor2Go.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Bill Joiner (USA)

CEO, ChangeWise, Inc.

Author of Leadership Agility

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Ilkka Kakko (Finland)

Chairman of the board at Sensemaking Institute

Serendipitor at Karostech.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Alan Kamis (USA)

VP Operational Excellence at NExtGen Healthcare

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Dana Klisanin (USA)

Futurist/Designer/Psychologist and Founder & CEO, Evolutionary Guidance Media

The Antifragile Mindset

Which Character Strengths Are Helping You Survive?

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop 

Alison Knox (United Kingdom)

Author of According To My Angels

Artist, beekeeper, Seer and Sayer, Independent Civil Celebrant.

 

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Martin Knox (United Kingdom)

Developing and Delivering New Thinking in business and Design Management

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop 

Richard Lambe (UK)

Richard is a writer and performer. In recent years, he has performed short pieces of drama addressing childhood trauma and the care system. Richard has performed at Safe Ground events at The National Theatre, The Roundhouse, St. Ethelburgers Centre for Peace and Reconciliation; and has presented with Safe Ground to students at Warwick University and The International School (Geneva). In 2011 Richard participated in both Family Man and (unusually), Fathers Inside. Richard is an entrepreneur, problem solver and networker with an excellent set of commercial skills.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Alexis Lewis (USA)

Inventor | Innovator | Futurist at Lewis Invention

Creator of the Emergency Mask Pod and of the Bamboo Travois.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Sunil Malhotra (India)

Founder / CEO, Ideafarms

Exponential Transformation Champion, OpenExO

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Alan Moore (United Kingdom)

Founder of Beautiful Business. Author of the Do Books.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

David McClean (United Kingdom)

Founder at DRM group

Warrior, psychotherapist, philosopher.

 

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Richard Merrick (United Kingdom)

Author of Covid-19. From Formal Warning to Realistic Possibility,

Learning to See, The Magic of Lightning

Ideas are impatient, Lose the Label

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Igor Mroz (Poland)

Founder, Zero Bullshit Management

Project Management Expert and Antifragility Evangelist

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Laura Piening (USA)

Founder and principal, Creating Clarity

Founder of Power Peers Network.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Jean-Marc Ponchet (France)

Perceptionyzer Cofounder – Learn how to boost business growth

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Rike Patzold (Germany)

Co-founder at Navigate by fiction.

Speaker and Coach on Navigating Uncertainty

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Mariya Radysh (Australia)

International Keynote Speaker | Thought Leader on Resilience, Intentional Adaptability and Human Potential

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Dave Raymond (USA)

 Author, Keynote Speaker and Trainer at The Power of Fun

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Brian Rich (USA)

Architecture, Preservation, Project & Construction Manager, and Future-Proofing

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Sara Robertson (Canada)

Founder, Lime Horse

Corporate Trainer, Performance Specialist, Mindful Gateway Consulting

Faculty, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

“Antifragile is the new Resilient”

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Amber Roman (USA)

Consultant

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Andrea Ruotolo (Canada)

Global Head of Distributed Energy & Networks at Worley

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Geary Sikich (USA)

Principal at Logical Management Systems

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Alok K Sinha (India)

Chairman & Board Member – Istakapaza & YourGreenCanvas,

Author Achieving Successful Business Outcomes T&F NY, London.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Andrea Simon (USA)

Voted 2020 Corporate Anthropology Consultancy Firm

Award-winning Author of On the Brink

International Speaker, Corporate Anthropologist, Podcast Host, Blue Ocean Strategist, Management Consultant, President SAMC

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Gunther Sonnenfeld  (USA)

New economy architect, creating & applying emerging models to real world outcomes.

Founder of Novena.tech and rair.app.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Nigel Thurlow (USA)

CEO, The Flow Consortium
Co-Creator, The Flow System

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Primitivo Cachero Viejo (Spain)

Head of Agile, atmira

Promoting a new more humane way to understand people, leadership & business to become antifragile

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Raphaël De Vittoris (France)

Crisis Manager of the Michelin Group

Founder of Antifragile.fr

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

 

Kimberly Wiefling (USA)

Physicist turned Transformational Leadership Consultant. Fail 4 NEW & MORE EXCITING REASONS! I shock people into fixing predictable & avoidable leadership, team & org. culture issues that damage or destroy their orgs.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

 

Charlotte Weinberg (United Kingdom)

Executive Director of Safe Ground

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

 

Debra Whitestone (USA)

Principal, Sr. Consultant

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

 

Michele Wucker (USA)

Founder & CEO of Gray Rhino & Company

Author of The Gray Rhino

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

 

Organizers & Hosts (in alphabetical order)

Si Alhir (USA)
(Organizer)

Transformation (Agility/Resilience/Antifragility) Leader, Coach, Consultant, and Entrepreneur

Author of The Antifragility Edge, The Stress-Powered Business, Antifragility: Embracing Reality and Ensuring Aliveness

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Marc Comer (USA)
(Conference: Host)

Managing Director at The Allere Group

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Barry Bettman (USA)
(Conference: Micro-workshop Support)

Professional Certified Coach

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Kathleen Elsig (Switzerland)
(Conference: Livestream Producer and Moderator)

Leveraging partnerships to create shared value, enhance brand purpose, drive systemic change I Future of Work enthusiast

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Maria Escobar-Bordyn (USA)
(Conference: Host)

President, The CreatingWE® Institute

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Richard Glaser (USA)
(Conference: Host)

Founder, The CreatingWE® Institute

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Joan Kersten (USA)
(Conference: Marketing)

Marketing Coordinator

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Scott Lewis (USA)
(Conference: Host)

President, Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE)

CEO, CEO Roundtable

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

James Key Lim (USA)
(Conference: Moderator)

 

Executive & Business Growth Advisor

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop 

Ciprian Alpiu Moga (Romania)
(Conference: Moderator)

Business Transformation Advisor at StepSeven.

Agility maker at AgileProfile.ro. Jazz afficionado.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Todd Nilson (USA)
(Conference: Digital Strategist, Livestream Producer, Moderator, and Host)

Owner, Clocktower Advisors

Video podcaster. Entrepreneurial Development at BizStarts. Builder of Online Communities. Lifelong gamer.

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Miguel Fernandes Pala (Belgium)
(Conference: Moderator)

Owner, Beautiful Minds

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Whit (Whitaker) Raymond (USA)
(Conference: Strategist)

Senior Consultant, The CreatingWE® Institute

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop

Lainie Tessier (Canada)
(Conference: Livestream Producer)

President & Chief Mischief Maker at Above the Radar Promotions

Keynote / Panelist / Host / Moderator / Micro-workshop