... is a professor at the Institute for Media Technology at Technical University of Ilmenau, researcher in information and communication technology (i.e. research and development that created software music standard MP3). This year, he is Ambassador of European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.
... is the founder and general manager of Vibacom d.o.o.. Her primary focus is on long term sustainable growth of organizations (companies, NGOs, local communities) and creation of innovative management tools. She is part of the Advisory Board for the e-Europe Action and Strategic Plans initiative for 2012 and 2020.
... is Director & Consultant of INNOVATION, journalist, former Vice President of The Associated Press news agency and Editor of the AP World Service. He has worked in London, Miami, Washington, D.C., Bogotá and Brazil. He is the editor of the Innovations in Newspapers, annual reports for the World Association of Newspapers (WAN).
Juan Antionio Giner
... is Vice-President of INNOVATION. Journalist and Doctor in Law, Former Vice-Dean, School of Journalism, University of Navarre. Professor at Columbia, Stanford and Harvard universities, Former Director for Europe of the Society for Newspaper Design (SND), Publisher of the annual reports ‘Innovations in Newspapers’ for the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and Founder of the Malofiej Awards for Infographics.
... is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of technological innovation, founder and CEO of the Lift Conference, the co-founder and CEO of Lift Lab, blogger on liftlab.com and contributor to publications like Le Temps.
... is a freelance media consultant and analyst specialising in television and new media management. He worked as a programme planner for a German TV station and helped launch and operate TV channels and works for diverse media sector clients, among them the EJC. He teaches media economy, technology and content development at several universities.
... is a professor, architect, urban planner, co-founded Volume Magazine, Professor in “Practice of Architecture and Urban Design" at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, the principal of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, or OMA, and of its research-oriented counterpart AMO. (TBC)
... holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College of London and a MSc Masters in Engineering Product Design from London's South bank University. In 1998 Damini invented the world's first non drip tea pot the 'D-pot' and disproved years of scientific research into the ubiquitous problem of the dripping tea pot. In 1999 she launched the first range of D-Pots at the BBC's Tomorrows World Exhibition.
... is a journalist and internet researcher/consultant. His focus is on digital publishing, storytelling and multimedia content management systems. He is a member of the Innovation Projects team at Deutsche Wellle.
... is a professor at the Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark. Has been working as guest professor and consultant for many institutions and is currently focusing on innovation theories, national systems of innovation and competence building and on the analysis of the economics of knowledge.
... is Director R&D Policy at Ericsson, received an M. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and is working at Ericsson since. Has been Chairman of the eMobility steering board and participated in other boards, panels and conferences concerning this and corresponding subjects.
... is a consultant and co-ordinator of the Porto Metropolitan Area Strategic Framework for 2008-2013, consultant and partner of Opium Ltd.
... is Secretary General of the European Council for the Design, Promotion and Marketing of Audiovisual Media since 2004. He has lectured in marketing, communications and creation management at IFS, the Internationale Filmschule Köln, since 2003.
... is Director of the Innovation Journalism Programme, Stanford and special advisor to the Director General at VINNOVA, the Swedish Agency for innovation systems. He introduced the concept of Innovation Journalism in 2003. He founded the Innovation Journalism programs at Stanford and in Sweden, which he is leading today.
... is Director General for DG Education and Culture (European Commission). She has responsibility for policies on education, training, youth, culture, sport and citizenship.
... is an architect, civil engineer and teacher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he’s director of the SENSEable City Laboratory.
... is Director of the European Journalism Centre. He has worked in German public and private broadcasting as a reporter and producer (ARD, RTL-Group) as well as in journalism education. Before joining the EJC he was the head of school for digital television at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg/ Austria.
... is co-ordinator of the Innovation Projects Team at Deutsche Welle, Germany's International Public Broadcaster. He worked as as an information specialist, freelance journalist and online editor for Cologne-based broadcaster WDR and ARD studios in Brussels, Washington and New York.
... is Chairman of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Former Executive Vice President, Philips Research / Philips Medical systems (PMS), was part-time professor of Innovation Management at TU/e, co-founded the Sino-Dutch Biomedical School of Information Engineering (BMIE) in Shenyang, China (TBC)
... is a graphic designer, typographer, type designer and author of many books about type and typography. He is founder of Germany’s largest design firm, MetaDesign, Honorary Professor at the University of Arts in Bremen and this year he is Ambassador of European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.
... is a senior research scholar at the Department of Communication (Journalism) at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland where he is head of the Information Business Research group at the Department of History and Ethnology and Global Innovation Journalism research –project.