Have a look at the great speakers that have contributed to PICNIC'08.
From entrepreneurs to artists, designers, architects, philosophers and anthropologists, from games developers to advertisers, fashion designers and movie directors: PICNIC gathers the world's creative pioneers to share their expertise, their vision and their ambitions with the PICNIC audience.
Chief Executive/ Research director, Distance Lab
Stefan Agamanolis is the Chief Executive and Research Director of Distance Lab , a research institute bringing together technology, design and the arts to overcome the disadvantages of distance.
Professor of Location Awareness at Salzburg University Austria, Chairman of Currentcity Foundation (www.currentcity.org)
Anthropologist, Director Intel Corporation
An internationally recognized ethnographer, Genevieve Bell has developed product shaping insights into consumers world-wide and is bringing a research driven, end-user focus to Intel. Her influence...
Pim Betist is a passionate music lover. Instead of using his masters degree to climb the ladder in the corporate world, he gave up his job. Pim had a vision of how things could be different in the...
Business Development director of Total Immersion
I’m Business Development director of Total Immersion, and as such head of network of partner. Total Immersion is worldwide leader of Augmented Reality software (Augmented Reality enables to mix real...
Strategist and Advisor, Stamen Design
Overseeing research projects at the intersection of game design, urban planning, and participatory culture. Advising new ventures in data visualization, ubiquitous computing, reactive architecture
Writer and games developer
Matt Costello’s best-selling and award-winning work across all media has meshed game play, technology and story. He is the writer and creator of groundbreaking TV, novels, nonfiction books, and games...
Entrepreneur and sociologist
Jyri Engeström is co-founder of Jaiku, now at Google.
Co-Founder & CEO of AllofMe, LTD
An interactive media designer, consultant and teacher, Addy Feuerstein has designed and implemented user interface for games, websites, and desktop applications for various companies and institutions
Mike T. Fries
President and CEO Liberty Global
Under the leadership of Michael Fries, Liberty Global has grown into the second largest cable TV operator in the world and the largest outside the U.S. with operations in 15 countries. As of March...
Founder and CEO of Blurb Inc.
Eileen says this is the most fun company she’s ever run, which is saying a fair amount as she has lived and worked all over the world with Kodak and as VP at Wall Data before and after the IPO, CEO...
TED Conferences European Director, Writer
Bruno Giussani is the European director of the TED Conferences and an entrepreneur and idea curator.
Critical Futurist & User-Experience Consultant
Adam Greenfield is an internationally-recognized writer, user experience consultant and critical futurist, having worked for clients ranging from global concerns like Toyota, Capgemini, and Sony to...
Co-Founder and Chairman VIOLET
Rafi Haladjian is the founder of Ozone founder and co-founder of Violet.
Matt Hanson is a noted British author, filmmaker and film futurist interested in expanding the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.
Founder LIFT Conference
I am an entrepreneur and thinker, founder of the Lift conference series exploring the social impact of new technologies in Europe (Geneva, Switzerland) and Asia (Jeju, Korea) since 2006. I run a...
Minister for Foreign Trade, the Netherlands, video
Frank Heemskerk has served as Minister for Foreign Trade since 2007. Previously he was a vice president at ABN AMRO Asset Management responsible for clients in the Middle East. From 2003 to 2006 he...
Google Director, New Business Development
Gisel Hiscock is Director, New Business Development - Europe Middle East & Africa at Google.
Matt Jones is a designer. Creative director for the award-winning BBC News Online and Sapient's London studio in the first boom, then at the BBC in 2001 for the BBC's web search and a geo-located...
Younghee Jung is a product and interaction designer by education, exploratory design researcher by practice.
Musician in the band Bløf
For the last 10 years Bløf as been one of the most populair bands in Holland. I’ve been the keyboardplayer ever since the band started in 1992. We’ve released many multi-platinum records and we were...
Artist, Designer, Researcher
Currently working out of San Francisco, California, Aaron Koblin creates software and architectures to transform social and infrastructural data into artwork. Koblin's work has been shown...
CEO of Vodafone Netherlands
Guy Laurence started his career at Chrysalis Records and moved on to the film industry working for Universal/Paramount Cinemas, and MGM Studios, where he was for example involved with launching the...
Advisor and Author of 'We-think'
Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy and drawn on that experience in...
Loic Le Meur
Founder, CEO Seesmic
Loic is the CEO and visionary behind Seesmic, founded in 2007, with the goal of transforming online video into a medium for threaded, interactive video conversation. Prior to Seesmic, Loic incubated...
Founder of IDEO
Award-winning designer Bill Moggridge is a founder of IDEO, one of the most successful design firms in the world and one of the first to integrate the design of software and hardware into the...
Head of Market Intelligence Royal Philips Electronics
Hellen currently leads the Market Intelligence function across Philips . Her remit is to transform the function into one that is high impact by driving the growth agenda of Philips through fact-based...
Martin de Ronde
Martin started working in the games industry over 10 years ago as a PR manager and later as development manager in publishing. After this, he wanted to see what life was like on the other side of the...
Developer and chairman of Blender Foundation
Ton Roosendaal is the lead developer of the free 3D application Blender, and chairman of the Blender Foundation. Ton is presently working full time to coordinate Blender projects, ranging from...
Founder and CEO, Linden Lab and Second Life (United States)
Philip Rosedale is the Founder and CEO of Linden Lab , the company that produces a massively multiplayer online game, Second Life. He has stated that his goal with Second Life is to demonstrate a...
Author, ‘Here Comes Everybody’
CLAY SHIRKY divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized...
Co-Founder OpenAd and Group Managing Director
Katarina Skoberne is responsible for running the OpenAd group. Katarina is responsible for the strategy and development of the group of companies and their implementation and alignment within the...
Director, Waag Society, Co-founder PICNIC
Marleen is co-founder of Picnic - Amsterdam Cross Media Week Marleen Stikker is Founder and Director of Waag Society, a medialab which develops new creative technologies for culture, health
Curator at TEDxAmsterdam
I find myself hanging around on international conferences more and more. Last year I had the pleasure to deliver a talk at PicNic'08 on the main stage and that lead to a few invitations to speak at...
Writer, Speaker and Consultant
Linda Stone is a writer, speaker and consultant focused on trends and their strategic and consumer implications. For more information on Linda, go to lindastone.net
Contemporary Composer & Orchestral Conductor
Conductor Itay Talgam is one of the leading figures in the Israeli music scene. Talgam is a champion of contemporary music, and in particular music of contemporary Israeli composers.
General Manager, Nike Techlab Group
Michael is General Manager of Nike Techlab, a sports technology innovation group within Nike chartered with developing new digital products and services for Nike's sport and fitness consumers.
The founder of Ubercool, Michael Tchong, is an internationally recognized speaker on emerging trends in business, culture and media. Michael is a highly energizing and motivational speaker.
Founder and CEO, Media Republic Co-founder of PICNIC (the Netherlands)
Bas Verhart is co-founder of PICNIC and co-founder & CEO of Media Republic, a leading digital media and entertainment company based in Amsterdam. In December 2005, he sold Media Republics game...
José Luis de Vicente
Cultural Researcher and Curator
José Luis de Vicente is a Researcher and writer working around the edges of New Media Arts, Digital creativity, and innovation in Design and Culture. Recent Fields of Interest include Information...
CTO @ Amazon.com
Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on...
Marcel Wanders is Director and owner of Marcel Wanders Studio, as well as the art director and co-owner of design firm Moooi, and designs for a number of European clients. Wanders works on...
Programme leader at the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Paul Wouters (1951) is programme leader of the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, an institute of the KNAW, and Visiting Professor of Cybermetrics at the University of...
Co-founder, Global Voices/ Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Ethan is an activist, blogger and geek, who lives in western Massachusetts, USA, and works of a variety of technology and media projects. He's co-founder of Global Voices (globalvoicesonline.org), an...