Featured Speakers

Featured speakers

Ian Pearson


Future travel in an advanced material world

Dr Ian Pearson, BSc DSc(hc) CITP FBCS FWAAS FWIF

Ian Pearson has been a full time futurologist for 26 years, tracking and predicting developments across a wide range of technology, business, society, politics and the environment. He is a Maths and Physics graduate, a Doctor of Science, and has worked in numerous branches of engineering from aeronautics to cybernetics, sustainable transport to electronic cosmetics. His 1800+ inventions include text messaging and the active contact lens. He was BT’s full-time futurologist from 1991 to 2007 and now runs Futurizon, a small futures institute. He writes, lectures and consults globally on all aspects of the technology-driven future. He has written seven books and made well over 750 TV and radio appearances. He is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and the World Innovation Foundation.


Inka Vilpola


“How to implement new technology in current landscape”

 Inka Vilpola, Head of Enterprise Architecture management, Andritz Oy



Bart Le Clef


"Digital Manufacturing Roadmap"

Bart le Clef, KPMG

Bart is a partner at the Global Strategy Group of KPMG, supporting organizations to execute on their Operational Strategy. Building on his experience within the COO domain, Bart and his teams are predominantly requested to facilitate clients in translating their Board room ambition into a shop floor reality, focusing on value generation. With over 18 years of  experience in consulting, notable being Senior Vice President for Hitachi's Management Consulting Practice and Head of Region for Celerant Consulting, Bart acts as a challenger on multiple Management Boards on transformation and change related dilemma’s.