Amber Case is a researcher exploring the field of cyborg anthropology and the interaction between humans and technology. She has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, and many other publications, both in the United States and around the world. Her main focus is mobile software, non-visual augmented reality, the future of location, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans and was featured in Fast Company 2010 as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies at Wieden+Kennedy and on major applications at Vertigo Software. In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers and made Inc Magazine’s 30 under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. She is @caseorganic on Twitter. Geoloqi was acquired by global mapping company Esri in Oct 2012.
Christine Sun Kim
California born, New York-based artist Christine Sun Kim holds a MFA in Sound/Music from Bard College in upstate New York and an earlier MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. As a composer and social practitioner, she uses the medium of sound through technology to investigate and rationalize her relationship with sound and spoken languages. Her art has been multi-categorized as drawings, performances, installations, workshops, and talks. Sun Kim has exhibited and performed in worldwide venues such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy; Recess Activities, New York; TCB Gallery, Melbourne; Art+Lounge Dibang, Seoul; and Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin. In the past, Sun Kim was a recipient of numerous awards, among are Mellon Tri-College Creative Residency at Haverford College, Youth Insights Artist Residency at Whitney Museum, and Emergency Grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She was recently awarded TED2013 Fellowship. When not conducting social experiments, she replies to months old emails with guilt. Photo by Jimmy Fontaine.
Denise Wilton is a creative director at the London-based design and product invention studio, BERG. Prior to joining BERG, she was the Creative Director for the award winning start up moo.com, defining the brand through digital and physical products. Previous roles have included Creative Director of special projects at large UK publisher, Emap – creating rapid prototypes for websites and editorial systems – and senior designer at various digital agencies.
Her freelance career has included design and illustration projects for a diverse range of clients including Channel 4, BBC, Optimum Releasing, Nokia, Warp Films, Dorling Kindersley and Greenpeace. She is also the co-founder of one of the largest and longest running online communities in the UK, b3ta.com and she is @denisewilton on Twitter.
Ellen Sundh has a long time developer background, and she knows the current publishing platforms and programming environments as her own backyard. With a strong focus on interactive media, Ellen has fought on the front-line of the web, mobile and social media. Previously to freelancing as Creative Technologist, Ellen worked with some of the leading interactive agencies in Sweden and UK, such as: Society 46, Great works, Starring, Dancing Bee And Digit London.
With her interest for electronics, new digital campaigns has evolved from pure hardware and user interactions into physical installations effected by users' online activity. Ellen was voted the 3rd most creative person in the web industry in Sweden by Internet World 2012 and was the main developer behind The Sound of Football project. She is @ellensundh on Twitter.
As a consultant and writer at Contagious Communications, Katrina Dodd has worked on diverse projects for BBC Worldwide, Universal Music, Louis Vuitton and Diageo while also contributing to the quarterly magazine, and delivering briefings and presentations. She joined Contagious in 2006, and became the launch editor of Contagious Feed, a bespoke intelligence service delivering targeted news and insight to a wide range of agency and brand clients.
Her current preoccupation is the impact of digital tech on education and the future of learning, but alongside that a passion for books, magazines and all the papery ephemera of publishing continues to thrive. As does a fascination for the psychology of retail. And lots of other more random stuff too. She is @konfectious on Twitter.
Lisa Lindström is the CEO at Doberman AB, a digital design bureau that she acquired from Europolitan Vodafone together with some of her colleagues in 2003. Within just one year they managed to turn from a negative result to a top ranked digital design bureau with a turnover of 45 million SEK and clients such as SVT (Swedish Television), DN (Swedish News Magazine), Apoteket (Pharmacy), BabyBjörn, NRK (Norwegian Television), Vodafone Group and SR (Swedish Radio). Under Lisa’s management Doberman has received several design awards, been appointed the top agency of the year in Sweden ten times in a row in Dagens Industri (Sweden’s finance Magazine), qualified as a “Gasell” company, and been named as Sweden’s “best workplace”. She is @lisalindstrm on Twitter.
Sofia Svanteson is an entrepreneur and design strategist with a background in human computer interaction and the founder of design consultancy Ocean Observations. When Sofia and her class from the Royal Institute of Technology visited Tokyo in 1999, she was ”hit” with an insight.
The future was spelled ”mobile services and content”. And in 2001 she was ready to kick-start Ocean Observations with their first client being Samsung. Today Sofia and her team have worked with a vide variety of cross platform services such as control systems for nuclear power plants as well as visualisations of how genes combined with lifestyle factors influences the risk of developing chronic diseases. Since 2013, Sofia is also a member of the expert group supporting the Swedish government’s Committee for Digitisation working towards the goal to make Sweden the number one digital country in the world. She is @sofiasvanteson on Twitter.
Susan Stone founded London based Tonic, a female-only creative shop that specialises in music. Tonic has scored the soundtrack for Axe and BBH's ad "Even Angels Will Fall," which won the Cannes Grand Prix Creative Effectiveness Award. Tonic has also worked with Zales, Christian Dior, and the music for the famous Cravendale Cats spot. Susan was also named one of Business Insider’s Most Creative Women In Advertising for 2013 and the only one that represented music on the list. Tonic are @TonicMusic on Twitter.