What happens when more than 40 of the world’s most fascinating makers, innovators and thought leaders across science, tech, the arts and social enterprise converge in one iconic venue in London? Well, it certainly packs a room like no other, and you know you’re at another edition of the high-octane, annual Wired 2016 summit.
17 themes across two days will feature stellar speakers, and a major highlight is the showcase of the latest technology in the WIRED Test Lab with Telefónica Open Future area. The event is expected to attract more than 700 people.
Once again the event is brought to audiences in association with world-leading telco Telefonica. Given the summit is bringing together some of the finest minds in the industry, we look forward to bringing you roundups of the most insightful talks. Prepare to ‘abandon your comfort zone’ and explore future trends, caution WIRED.
The list of speakers includes:
Bertrand Piccard, initiator, chairman and pilot, Solar Impulse Yves Rossy, jet pack performer Bill Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management Gideon Mendel, climate change photographer Anirudh Sharma, designer and inventor Thor Bjorgolfsson, Iceland’s sole billionaire Babar Afzal, pashmina goat farmer Joe Lonsdale, entrepreneur and investor Mustafa Suleyman, artificial intelligence pioneer Samantha Payne, bionic arm builder Alexander Reben, robot builder Peter Piot, microbiologist; co-discoverer of the Ebola virus Taavet Hinrikus, entrepreneur and investor Jimmy Lin, fighting cancer with genomics Babar Ali, world’s youngest headmaster Daan Roosegaarde, artist and innovator Chris LeJeune, immersive experience designer Di Mainstone, artist and film-maker Andrew McAfee, best-selling author and principal research scientist, MIT David Hornik, venture capitalist Daniel Becerra, off-grid energy engineer Jessica O. Matthews, maker of energy-harnessing technology Zenia Tata, leader of XPRIZE’s global expansion Alexandra Ivanovitch, creating empathy through tech Lucrezia Bisignani, social entrepreneur Sheelika Ravishankar, moonshot co-ordinator Anousheh Ansari, first privately funded female space traveller Philip Rosedale, virtual reality platform builder Miho Janvier, sun storm scientist Ed Barton, augmented and virtual reality pioneer Leslie John, irrationality analyst
We’re ready to hear from these incredible leaders on the big issues impacting the innovation industry and digital economy. Are you?