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Chat with some of the most inspiring NEXT speakers! In a 90 minutes session, high-level theories will be broken down to fit the practical needs of your company. Nathalie Nahai, Nell Watson, Stephanie Rieger William Bao Bean and many more will discuss with you in small groups. As this session is designed to be more intimate, please register in advance to get one of our 50 seats available.

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Nathalie Nahai

Nathalie Nahai is a web psychologist, international speaker and author of the best-selling book, Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion (Pearson).

The foremost expert in web psychology, Nathalie helps businesses apply scientific rigour to their website design, content marketing and products. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies including Google, Unilever and Harvard Business Review, and sits on the Social Media Week advisory board and Ogilvy Change experts’ panel.

Nathalie lectures internationally on the digital application of behavioural sciences, host podcasts (including The Guardian’s Tech Weekly), and contributes to national publications, TV and radio on the subject of online behaviour.

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Nell Watson

Nell's career in technology and entrepreneurship stems from a great early-age foundation she got from her engineer dad. By the age of 24, she was already teaching post-grad computer science. Soon afterwards she ventured into entrepreneurship, in various projects and ventures, in pursuit of lasting beneficial impact in the world.

In the process of maturing as an entrepreneur she has drifted into being a sought-after public speaker, facilitating a great many workshops, and delivering digestible yet informative lectures on emerging technologies to diverse audiences internationally.

Her work is regularly covered by Wired, BBC, The Guardian, Forbes, Vice, and others.

Nell has a core belief that technology can (and should) be leveraged to free us from the saddest aspects of the human condition. It is this same wellspring of passion that she seeks to ignite within others.

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Stephanie Rieger

Stephanie is a designer, researcher and closet anthropologist with a particular interest in the human impact of embedding technology into every day life. A mobile industry veteran, she has worked with organisations such as Microsoft, Phillips, Intel, Nokia and Opera Software. A sought after speaker, Stephanie speaks at conferences and leads workshops on design and strategy all over the world. She is also co-founder and principal at yiibu, a small yet perfectly-formed consultancy that explores the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of the web and the world.

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William Bao Bean

William is a Partner at SOSV, a US$250m venture capital fund known as "the Accelerator VC” with a >30% net realized IRR, where he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, SOSV’s global Internet accelerator and the first accelerator in Asia and Managing Director of MOX, the mobile only accelerator platform with 135m users in SE Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. William joined SOSV from SingTel Innov8 Ventures where he was Managing Director supporting China investments. Previously, William was a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, a venture capital firm backed by Softbank and Cisco. William spent 11 years as an equity research analyst most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment in Asia and China technology, media and telecom.

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Axel Averdung

Dr. Axel Averdung is Managing Director Strategy at SinnerSchrader. With a scientific and consultancy background in Marketing and Innovations Management, Axel developed his professional expertise in the fields of strategic marketing and communications, user-centric service design and innovations to business models and digital ecosystems. His sound experience in foreseeing the impact of disruptive digital technologies to organisations, has encouraged numerous businesses to undergo a true digital transformation.

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Silke Junker-Mirshahi

10 years ago Silke switched from the field of architecture to that of digital agencies.
In doing so she brought her love of complex structure, striking experience, and user-centric design from the analogue world to the digital.

In her current role as Director of User Experience at SinnerSchrader she helps users, colleagues, and some of Germany's largest companies with her strong people, service design, and change management skills.
In addition she lectures on Design Thinking at Hamburg's University of Applied Science.

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Tina Spießmacher

Tina Spießmacher is a Senior Strategist at SinnerSchrader. She focuses on human centric innovation of products, services and business models. She has a strong background in cultural research and communication studies, and keeps on developing her expertise in open innovation and informatics. Applying this diverse skill set, she helps organizations master the digital transformation and works to build and innovate digital ecosystems.

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