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Nobel Peace Prize together with Malala Yousefzai.Satyarthi is a pioneer in the fight against the exploitation of children and the battle against illiteracy.  He is renowned for the inclusion of child labour issues on global social and political agendas, and for leading the movement for education for all.In 1998, Satyarthi organised the Global March Against Child Labour across 103 countries with the participation of 7.2 million people and 20,000 civil society organisations which led to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention 182 for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.  Today, Global March is the largest movement of civil organisations, teachers' unions and trade unions, all united in their determination to end child labour and promote education for all children.  He is also the initiator of the Global Campaign for Education, the largest education campaign coalition in the world.Satyarthi founded the grassroots movement Bachpan Bachao Andolan, in India in 1980 which has rescued over 80,000 children from the scourge of trafficking and exploitative labour.  He successfully spearheaded a countrywide movement to make education a Constitutional Provision paving the way for the "Right of Children Act" and "Free and Compulsory Education Act" in 2009.  In 2013, his unrelenting efforts led to defining and criminalising people trafficking within Indian criminal justice system, and in putting the spotlight on missing children through research and legal action.He is credited for the first ever certification and social labelling mechanism for companies in South Asia that are not using child labour.  Since then he has been involved in promoting ethical business and promoting child labour free supply chains in garment and textiles, mica mining, cocoa farming, sporting goods sector, among others.He has been honoured with many awards including the Defenders of Democracy Award (2009), Alfonso Comin International Award (2008), Medal of the Italian Senate (2007), Heroes Acting to End Modern Day Slavey by US State Department (2007). 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He didn’t learn English until he was 12 years old and spent much of his childhood on what he calls the “California circuit”: travelling with his family from Mexico to California’s southern San Joaquin Valley each March, then working their way northward to the Stockton area by summer, picking strawberries, cucumbers, cherries and tomatoes along the way. In late November, they would return to Mexico, spending Christmas and waiting for March to start the cycle all over again.José’s weekends were spent laboring in the fields with his family, and while the end of the school year meant summer fun for his peers, it meant working 7 days a week in the hot summer fields for José and his family. The neighborhoods he lived in were often dangerous, filled with drugs, alcohol, and gang violence. There was also the issue of growing up in a bicultural environment as a Mexican-American and the prejudices that came along with this label: too Mexican to be American, too American to be Mexican. Through all of this, Jose’s parents stayed strong and focused on their children’s education. This allowed José to dream of one day reaching the stars. Determined to fulfill his dream, José obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering.After a successful career as an engineer and scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked on the development of an X-ray laser, José Hernández helped develop the first full-field digital mammography system for the early detection of breast cancer, and worked in the nuclear non-proliferation arena, José was selected as part of the 19th class of U.S. Astronauts in 2004. On August 28, 2009, José, assigned to the STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery mission as the flight engineer, realized his dream of reaching the stars, blasting off into space on a 14 day mission to the International Space Station.José Hernández ‘s inspiring journey of perseverance and hard work is the true embodiment of the American Dream. 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Dhiraj Mukherjee is a Co-Founder of Shazam, and an experienced digital business executive with a proven track record in both corporate and start-up environments.

Recognised by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s Top 50 technology entrepreneurs in 2015, and elected a member of The Digital Banking Club’s “Power 50” in 2016, Dhiraj was previously Head of Banking Innovation at Virgin Money, where he was responsible for developing new digital banking services, including one aimed at serving 2.2 million students in the UK.

In the course of his career, Dhiraj has held directorial roles across a range of sectors including media & entertainment, consulting and the charity sector. In 2000, he co-founded Shazam Entertainment, the world’s first mobile phone-based music recognition service, which has now been downloaded over 1bn times. He was a Director of Shazam from 2000-2003, and raised £600,000 in seed funding and over £10 million in venture capital investment over three rounds. Shazam was acquired by Apple in 2017 for a reported $400 million.

He is now an active angel investor focused on emerging technologies and “Tech for Good,” including several start-ups leveraging AI to help create a better society.

Dhiraj has a degree in Mathematical Economics from Dartmouth College, USA and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He speaks regularly at conferences on innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging technology.

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He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening method contributed to the poor survival rate among individuals with pancreatic cancer. After thinking further about the problem, he came up with a plan and a budget to put his ideas in motion.Still a teenager, Andraka’s groundbreaking results have earned him international recognition, most notably a 2014 Jefferson Award, the nation’s most prestigious public service award, 1st place winner in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a 2014 National Geographic Explorer grant, the 2012 Intel ISEF Gordon Moore Award, the 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award, Advocate Magazine’s 40 under 40 award, and he’s also the 2014 State of Maryland winner of the Stockholm Water Prize.In addition, Andraka was First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address. He speaks to audiences of youths and adults all across the globe about his personal story, research, and his ideas for STEM education reform. He has been featured in several documentaries including Morgan Spurlock’s Sundance Film Festival entry, “You Don’t Know Jack,” Linda Peters’ award winning film, “Just Jack,” Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary about cancer, as well as 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, BBC, Fox, Rede Record de Televisão, and radio, newspaper, and magazine articles around the world.Andraka speaks at a wide variety of locations including universities, schools, technology organizations and corporations, hospitals and the education sector. His audiences range from youth—children and teens through to adults in the science and technology fields.Andraka is a student at Stanford University, Class of 2019. He is a member of the National Junior Wildwater Kayak team, a Life Scout and has won numerous awards in national and international math competitions. [post_title] => JACK ANDRAKA [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => jack-andraka [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 09:43:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 09:43:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12617 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13481 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-03-29 10:14:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-03-29 10:14:54 [post_content] => Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist, student, and the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her human rights activism specifically focused on educating women and girls, has spawned an international movement.TIME magazine featured her as one of the world’s most influential people in 2013, 2014, and 2015.Malala began her campaign for education at age 11, anonymously blogging for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Under the pen name “Gulmakai,” she wrote about the extremists' ban on girls’ education. Her activism forced Malala’s father Ziauddin, a lifelong educator, to close his school for fear of retaliation by the Taliban. The Yousafzai family fled their home for other parts of Pakistan, living as refugees in their own country.At age 15, while returning home on the school bus, Malala was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for speaking out for girls’ rights. The incident sparked international outrage and an investigation by the United Nations. After multiple surgeries and rehabilitation, Malala made a miraculous recovery and went on to finish secondary school in the United Kingdom. Based out of Birmingham, she founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization fighting for girls’ education around the world, and in 2013 she co-authored international bestseller I Am Malala.In 2014, Malala was announced as the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her struggle against the oppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.In 2015, Malala became the subject of the documentary "He Named Me Malala," which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. In 2017, Malala was accepted to Oxford University, where she is currently studying for her degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Malala's book, "We Are Displaced: True Stories of Refugee Lives," has been published in September 2018. 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Three sonograms failed to reveal complications. And yet, the Vujicic family was destined to cope with both the challenge and blessing of raising a son who refused to allow his physical condition to limit his lifestyle.The early days were difficult. Throughout his childhood, Nick not only dealt with the typical challenges of school and adolescence, but he also struggled with depression and loneliness. Nick constantly wondered why he was different than all the other kids. He questioned the purpose of life, or if he even had a purpose. According to Nick, the victory over his struggles, as well as his strength and passion for life today, can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends and the many people he has encountered along the journey have inspired him to carry on, as well.Since his first speaking engagement at age 19, Nick has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions, sometimes in stadiums filled to capacity, speaking to a range of diverse groups such as students, teachers, young people, business professionals and church congregations of all sizes. Today this dynamic young evangelist has accomplished more than most people achieve in a lifetime. He’s an author, musician, actor, and his hobbies include fishing, painting and swimming. In 2007, Nick made the long journey from Australia to southern California where he is the president of the international non-profit ministry, Life Without Limbs, which was established in 2005.Nick says, “If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!” Nick’s latest foray into radio will expand his platform for inviting men and women all around the world to embrace the liberating hope and message of Jesus Christ. 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He retired in 2019 as Professor and Principal Research Investigator in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, UK.He conducted the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was embedded within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to freely use it. The experiment aimed at proving that kids could be taught computers very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as Minimally Invasive Education (MIE). The experiment has since been repeated at many places. He is the recipient of many awards from India, the UK, USA and many other countries in the world.His interests include Children’s Education, Remote Presence, Self-organising systems, Cognitive Systems, Physics and Consciousness. The Hole in the Wall experiment has left a mark on popular culture. Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup read about Mitra's experiment and was inspired to write his debut novel that went on to become the Oscar winning movie of 2009 - Slumdog Millionaire. He is a PHD in Physics credited with more that 25 inventions in the area of cognitive science and educational technology. He was conferred the prestigious Dewang Mehta Award from the Government of India for Innovation in Information Technology in the year 2003. Amongst many other awards, he was awarded the 1 million dollar TED Prize in 2013.Starting with molecular orbital computation in the 1970s, Sugata Mitr discovered that the structure of organic molecules determine their function more than the constituent atoms. After a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the IIT, Delhi, he went on to research energy storage systems, first at the Centre for Energy Studies in the IIT and then at the Technische Universität, Vienna, Austria. This resulted in a new design for Zinc-Chlorine batteries. His interests in the flow of electricity through biological systems, a consequence of his Ph.D. research on exciton dissociation in organic semiconductors, led on to a seminally speculative paper on why the human sense organs are located where they are.His interest in computer networking led him towards the emerging systems in printing in the 1980s. Sugata Mitr set up India’s first local area network based newspaper publishing system in 1984 and went on to predict the desktop publishing industry. This in turn led to the invention of LAN based database publishing and he created the “Yellow Pages” industry in India and Bangladesh.His interest in the human mind once again led him into the areas of learning and memory and he was amongst the first in the world to show that simulated neural networks can help decipher the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. He was amongst the first people in the world to invent Voluntary Perception Recording (a continuously variable voting machine) and a hyperlinked computing environment, several years ahead of the Internet.Professor Mitra’s work at NIIT created the first curricula and pedagogy for that organisation, followed by years of research on learning styles, learning devices, several of them now patented, multimedia and new methods of learning. Culminating and, perhaps, towering over his previous work, are his “hole in the wall” experiments with children’s learning. Since 1999, he has convincingly demonstrated that groups of children, irrespective of who or where they are, can learn to use computers and the Internet on their own using public computers in open spaces such as roads and playgrounds. He brought these results to England in 2006 and invented Self Organised Learning Environments, now in use throughout the world. In 2009, he created the Granny Cloud, of teachers who interact with children over the Internet.Since the 1970s, Professor Mitra’s publications and work has resulted in training and development of perhaps a million young Indians, amongst them some of the poorest children in the world.In 2013, he was awarded the first $1 million TED prize, to put his educational ideas together to create seven laboratories called ‘Schools in the Cloud’. Here he studied learning as emergent phenomena in an educational self-organising system. These results question the ideas of curriculum, examinations and the meaning of ‘knowing’ itself in the Internet world of the 21st century.The effects of Sugata Mitra’s work on the lives of people and the economy of the countries can only be guessed at. 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Edmondson’s research examines leadership, learning and innovation in teams and organizations, and has been published in numerous academic and managerial articles. Her book Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012) emphasizes managing the activities that enable collaborative work across boundaries, rather than designing and managing stable teams. She is currently studying collaboration across boundaries focused on innovation in the built environment.Professor Edmondson teaches MBA and Executive Education courses in leadership, team effectiveness, and organizational learning, and a doctoral course in field research methods. She has served on 29 doctoral committees and is the author of more than 25 Harvard Business School case studies, including cases on Arup, The Cleveland Clinic, General Motors Powertrain, Prudential Financial, Simmons Mattress Company, YUM brands, IDEO product design, and NASA’s failed Columbia mission. In 2003, the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Division selected Professor Edmondson for the Cummings Award for outstanding achievement in early mid-career, and in both 2000 and 2012 she received the OB division’s annual awards for the best paper published in the prior year. Her article with Anita Tucker, Why Hospitals Don’t Learn from Failures: Organizational and Psychological Dynamics That Inhibit System Change received the 2004 Accenture Award for significant contribution to management practice.Before her academic career, Edmondson was Director of Research at Pecos River Learning Centers, where she worked with founder and CEO Larry Wilson to design and implement organizational change programs in a variety of Fortune 100 companies. In the early 1980s, she worked as Chief Engineer for architect/inventor Buckminster Fuller, and her book, A Fuller Explanation, clarifies Fuller’s mathematical contributions for anon-technical audience.Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology, and AB in engineering and design, all from Harvard University. [post_title] => AMY C. EDMONDSON [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => amy-c-edmondson [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 10:32:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 10:32:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12685 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12712 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-03 09:10:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-03 09:10:05 [post_content] => Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over four years, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business.Cain is also the co-founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 14 million times and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks.Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School.She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. 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Pasi is an international speaker and writer who has given more than 400 keynote speeches and published over 100 articles, chapters and books on education.Pasi has lived and worked in England (King’s College), the United States (World Bank in Washington DC) and Italy (European Training Foundation in Torino) and worked in 50 countries around the world. He earned his PhD from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) in 1996 and has been invited to speak at Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University and Vanderbilt University in the U.S. and Parliament Houses in England, Scotland, New Zealand and the European Union.Pasi is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on International Education Benchmarking and former member of Board of Directors of ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and IASCE (International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education). He is Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Helsinki and Oulu, and former Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) in Helsinki, Finland.His book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?, won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award, and he received the 2012 Education Award in Finland and 2011 Upton Sinclair Award in the United States. He is also known as an international “school improvement activist” because of his direct links to practitioners and their communities. [post_title] => PASI SAHLBERG [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => pasi-sahlberg [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 13:59:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 13:59:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12780 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )[10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12782 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-12-05 10:14:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-12-05 10:14:14 [post_content] => A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.Wozniak is Chief Scientist at Primary Data and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory. In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeekManufacturing Hall of Fame. 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The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing timeliness as a keynote speaker.A Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, he has published fourteen books, including The Pity of War: Explaining World War One, The Cash Nexus, Empire, Colossus, The War of the World, The Ascent of Money, Civilization: The West and the Rest, The Great Degeneration, and is currently writing a life of Henry Kissinger, the first volume of which—Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist—has been published to critical acclaim.He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His many other prizes and awards include the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013). In addition to writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times (London) and the Boston Globe, he is the founder and Managing Director of Greenmantle LLC, a Cambridge-based advisory firm.A superb speaker, Ferguson’s presentations are celebrated for their scintillating wit and their analytical clarity. [post_title] => NIALL FERGUSON [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => niall-ferguson [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-21 10:35:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-21 10:35:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://aurumbureau.com/?post_type=team-member&p=12786 [menu_order] => 200 [post_type] => team-member [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ))[post_count] => 12 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 14096 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-08-08 18:39:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-08-08 16:39:39 [post_content] => Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize together with Malala Yousefzai.Satyarthi is a pioneer in the fight against the exploitation of children and the battle against illiteracy.  He is renowned for the inclusion of child labour issues on global social and political agendas, and for leading the movement for education for all.In 1998, Satyarthi organised the Global March Against Child Labour across 103 countries with the participation of 7.2 million people and 20,000 civil society organisations which led to the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention 182 for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.  Today, Global March is the largest movement of civil organisations, teachers' unions and trade unions, all united in their determination to end child labour and promote education for all children.  He is also the initiator of the Global Campaign for Education, the largest education campaign coalition in the world.Satyarthi founded the grassroots movement Bachpan Bachao Andolan, in India in 1980 which has rescued over 80,000 children from the scourge of trafficking and exploitative labour.  He successfully spearheaded a countrywide movement to make education a Constitutional Provision paving the way for the "Right of Children Act" and "Free and Compulsory Education Act" in 2009.  In 2013, his unrelenting efforts led to defining and criminalising people trafficking within Indian criminal justice system, and in putting the spotlight on missing children through research and legal action.He is credited for the first ever certification and social labelling mechanism for companies in South Asia that are not using child labour.  Since then he has been involved in promoting ethical business and promoting child labour free supply chains in garment and textiles, mica mining, cocoa farming, sporting goods sector, among others.He has been honoured with many awards including the Defenders of Democracy Award (2009), Alfonso Comin International Award (2008), Medal of the Italian Senate (2007), Heroes Acting to End Modern Day Slavey by US State Department (2007). 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Kailash Satyarthi

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner & Child Rights Activist

JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ

Former NASA Astronaut

Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-Founder of Shazam & Serial Entrepreneur

JACK ANDRAKA

Teen Inventor, Citizen Scientist, STEM Advocate, and Cancer Researcher

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Human rights advocate

NICK VUJICIC

Founder & CEO, Life Without Limbs

Sugata Mitra

One of the best Educational Technology Speaker in the World; Winner of the first $1 million TED prize

AMY C. EDMONDSON

Novartis Professor of Leadership & Management at Harvard Business School

SUSAN CAIN

Best-Selling Author, Lecturer and Expert on Leadership and Innovation

PASI SAHLBERG

Renowned Finnish Educator, Author, and Scholar

Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.

NIALL FERGUSON

Leading Historian on the Global Economy

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