BOLD Actions.
Global Progress.

Davos, Switzerland
17.01.24 @ The Dome

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Imagination in Action Davos 2024, a convergence of global visionaries and innovators, is scheduled for January 17 in Davos, Switzerland. This event, harmonizing with the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting, highlights a dynamic assembly of change-makers and business leaders, complemented by technology and science leadership at MIT.

Amid the backdrop of the iconic Dome and Swiss Alps, a location celebrated for its inspirational and elevating ambiance, we invite you to join us in exploring and harnessing the power of imagination.

Read more HERE in our recent information release.

Welcome

John Werner

Senior Fellow, MIT; CEO, Imagination in Action; MD Link Ventures

Sandy Pentland

Director of MIT Connection Science, Professor, MIT

Daniela Rus

Director CSAIL & EECS, Professor, MIT

Randall Lane

Editor & Chief Content Officer at Forbes

K Krithivasan

CEO & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services

Featured Speakers

Our speakers, including esteemed AI experts and C-suite executives, will chart the course of this evolution, showcasing groundbreaking advancements and strategies for leveraging GenAI's potential. They will specifically address how organizations of all sizes can gain a competitive edge in this dynamic landscape, exploring practical applications and visionary approaches to harnessing GenAI's full potential in our rapidly evolving environment.

Alex Amini

AI Scientist at MIT, Co-founder of Themis AI & Liquid AI

Alison Sander

Director, BGC Center for Sensing & Mining the Future

Allison Wolff

CEO, Vibrant Planet

Ava Amini

Senior Researcher, Microsoft; Cofounder MIT Deep Learning

Carlo Ratti

MIT Professor & Director of the Senseable City Lab

Dava Newman

Director, MIT Media Lab; Apollo Professor of Astronautics

Juan Enriquez

Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

K Krithivasan

CEO & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services

Kate Kallot

Founder & CEO, Amini

Kent Larson

Director of City Science, MIT Media Lab

Leah Ellis

CEO & Cofounder, Sublime

Lily Tsai

Director, MIT GOV/LAB, Ford Professor of Political Science

Lindiwe Matlali

Fonder & CEO, Africa Teen Geeks

Mark Gorenberg

Chairman, MIT

Max Tegmark

MIT Professor of Physics

Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana

Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda

Ramin Hasani

Cofounder & CEO, Liquid AI

Refik Anadol

Media Artist & Director, Refik Anadol Studio

Samina Husain

Vice-Chair, IEEE Future Directions Committee

Seema Gupta

CEO, Climate Scale-up

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web; CTO, Inrupt; Emeritus Professor, MIT

Victor Riparbelli

Cofounder & CEO, Synthesia

Yann LeCun

VP & Chief AI Scientist at Meta

Apply to Attend

There are those who innovate and those who imaginate. People who don't just renovate or renew but reimagine our future.
Bold and unafraid to break the model and turn the possible into the real, the challenge into the solution.

Note: Due to the small venue at The Dome, we can only invite a limited number. We will send the registration link to those we're able to accept.

Thanks for your interest in joining us in Davos!

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Speaker Schedule

NOTE: Working DRAFT for our schedule.
The core theme of Imagination in Action Davos 2024 is anchored by three pivotal tracks: ''AI,' 'Creativity,' and 'Sustainability. We aim to ignite bold and scalable innovation, propelling global impact for a better future for people and the planet.

9 AM (Tab "AM")
Sustainability Summit | Scalable Ideas for Impact
12 Noon (Tab "PM")
AI Summit | GenAI: Navigating Change 
8 pm (Tab "Reception")
VIP Event & Concert | Voices for Change

08:50

09:00

1 - Climate: Welcome - Uniting for Action around Planetary Stewardship

09:00

09:25

2 - Climate: Scale-up, CEOs sharing plans to go Global

09:25

10:20

3 - Climate: Lightning Talks - Catalysts of Change for a Sustainable Tomorrow

10:20

11:00

4 - Climate: The Rise of Sustainable Brands

11:00

12:00

5 - Climate: Bold Solutions - Synergizing Science and Innovation for Climate Resilience

12:20

12:30

6 - GenAI: Welcome – Navigating the GenAI Revolution

12:30

12:50

7 - GenAI in Action: Real-World Applications Transforming Industries

12:50

13:10

8 - GenAI: Build or Buy?

13:10

13:25

9 - GenAI: Mosaic, Assebling Insights Across Disciplines

13:25

13:40

10 - GenAI: AI Inhanced Finacial Security

13:55

14:00

11 - GenAI: Transforming with GenAI

14:00

14:15

12 - GenAI: Merging Biotech and GenAI for Global Advancement

14:15

14:35

13 - GenAI: Post-GPT Revolution & GenAI: Solving Cancer

14:35

14:50

14 - GenAI- Data Alchemy: Personal & Public LLMs

15:00

15:30

15 - GenAI: How to Stop Deepfakes

15:30

16:00

16 - GenAI: Propelling Africa to the Forfront of Innovation

16:00

16:30

17 - GenAI: Keeping AI Under Control

16:30

16:55

18 - GenAI: Better Decision Making: The Real Value of AI

16:55

17:10

19 - GenAI: Navigating New Frontiers in Politics

17:10

17:12

20 - GenAI: Pioneers - Community Transformer

17:12

17:35

21 - GenAI: MIT Innovators Revolutionizing reshaping Society & Commerce

17:35

17:50

22 - GenAI: Navigating the AI Odyssey

17:50

18:05

23 - GenAI: Tech for Good - Scaling Impact with AI

18:05

18:20

24 - GenAI: How businesses can benefit from it

18:20

18:21

25 - Closing: BOLD Action. Global Progress.

Tech Demos

We're excited to showcase disruptor demos again this year which tightly aligns with our event theme of bold action as well as our vision for championing visionary ideas that steer global progress toward an innovative and sustainable future.

See Demos

Directions

Our event will again be taking place in the iconic Dome, TCS’ 5300 sq ft geodesic dome located in central Davos against the backdrop of the iconic Swiss Alps, a location celebrated for its inspirational and elevating ambiance.

The entrance is to the right of the Panorama Hotel, Promenade 80, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland..

Davos Highlights

We're excited to be returning to The Dome for our 4th event. Check out highlights HERE on our youtube channel.

Imaginators

IMAGINATOR: [ih-maj-uh-ney-ter] in this new era, these innovators combine a creative approach to problem solving and have grit and bias for mobilizing ideas into action.

John Werner

Senior Fellow, MIT; CEO, Imagination in Action; MD Link Ventures

Randall Lane

Editor & Chief Content Officer at Forbes

Tod Hynes

Sr. Lecturer MIT, Founder Clymate Studios

Juan Enriquez

Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Seema Gupta

CEO, Climate Scale-up

Kate Kallot

Founder & CEO, Amini

Dan Esty

Director, Yale Environmental Law & Policy Center

Alison Sander

Director, BGC Center for Sensing & Mining the Future

Hiro Iwanaga

Cofounder & CEO, Talus Renewables

Leah Ellis

CEO & Cofounder, Sublime

Ron Hovsepian

President & CEO, Indigo

Abhinav Kumar

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Tata Consultancy Services

Tim Christophersen

VP Climate Action, Salesforce; former Head of Nature, UN

Anil Soni

CEO, WHO Foundation

Peter Fernandez

Cofounder & CEO, Mombak

Elisabeth Carpenter

COO, Circle

Sarah Chapman

CMO, Manulife Investment Management

Max Song

Founder, Carbonbase

Dava Newman

Director, MIT Media Lab; Apollo Professor of Astronautics

Fio Omenetto

Director, Silklab, Special Advisor to the Provost at Tufts

Maike Luiken

Chair, Planet Positive 2030 Initiative, IEEE

David Haigh

Chairman & CEO, Brand Finance

BJ Johnson

CEO & Cofounder, ClearFlame Engine Technologies

Yaniv Altshuler

Founder & CEO, Metha AI, MIT Researcher

Carlo Ratti

MIT Professor & Director of the Senseable City Lab

Adi Gottumukkaa

CEO, Moxair; Business Development, MIT Strategic Alliances & Technology Transfer

Dan Hammer

Managing Partner, Ode

Geoff Chapin

CEO & Cofounder, Carbonwave

Benjamin Von Wong

Environmental Artist & Activist, Awe Exchange

Kent Larson

Director of City Science, MIT Media Lab

Rinu Michael

AI Tech Ninja, Rapid Innovator, PACE Studio, TCS Europe

Jinu George Cheruvathur

Tech Ninja ,Jugaad Architect Pace Studio, TCS Europe

Fabien Laurier

Managing Director, Deloitte, Fmr Sr Advisor in Obama White House

Arisa Kuo

Managing Partner, planX AI Consulting & Lab

Bruno Sanchez-Andrade

Executive Director, Clay

Lovro Valcic

COO, Arctic Basecamp Foundation

Cezmi Akdis

Director, Swiss Institute of Allergy & Asthma Research

Adam Braun

CEO & Cofounder, Climate Club

Donnel Baird

Founder & CEO, BlocPower

Russ Wilcox

Data Science Lead, GovTribe

Aarav Chavada

Cofounder & CEO, INVERSA Leathers

John Werner

Senior Fellow, MIT; CEO, Imagination in Action; MD Link Ventures

Randall Lane

Editor & Chief Content Officer at Forbes

Sandy Pentland

Director of MIT Connection Science, Professor, MIT

Julien Weissenberg

Founder, Deep Tech Experts

Lisa Dolan

Managing Director, Link Ventures

Max Tegmark

MIT Professor of Physics

Lee Schneider

General Counsel, Ava Labs

Robert Jacobi

Founding Partner, The Nunatak Group

Mandeep Rai

Founder, Values Compass; Producer, BBC

Steve Pagliuca

Chair, CEO and Founder, PagsGroup

Yann LeCun

VP & Chief AI Scientist at Meta

Hossein Rahnama

Founder/CEO of Flybits - Professor, MIT Media Lab, Toronto Metropolitan University

Daniela Rus

Director CSAIL & EECS, Professor, MIT

Jacek Siadkowski

CEO & Cofounder, Tech to the Rescue

Juan Enriquez

Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Mark Gorenberg

Chairman, MIT

Samina Husain

Vice-Chair, IEEE Future Directions Committee

Stuart Russell

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Behshad Behzadi

VP of Engineering, Cloud AI, Google

Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, Digital Economy Lab, Stanford

Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of Innovation Accelerator, UN World Food Programme

Tobin South

Fulbright PhD Scholar, MIT

Anca-Ligia Grosu

Professor Radiation Oncology, Freiburg University

Bastian Nominacher

Cofounder & Co-CEO, Celonis

Apurv Jain

Founder & CEO, MacroXStudio

Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web; CTO, Inrupt; Emeritus Professor, MIT

Olga Fink

Prof of Intelligent Maint. & Ops Systems, EPFL; IEEE

Jeremy Allaire

Cofounder, CEO & Chairman, Circle

Noubar Afeyan

Founder & CEO, Flagship PioneeringFlagship

Connor Leahy

CEO, Conjecture

Meredith Whittaker

President, Signal Foundation, Founder, AI Now

Guy Zyskind

Founder & CEO, SCRT Labs; Founding OG of Secret Network

Sandy Climan

President, Entertainment Media Ventures

Ramin Hasani

Cofounder & CEO, Liquid AI

Victor Riparbelli

Cofounder & CEO, Synthesia

Harrick Vin

CTO, Tata Consultancy Services

Nicole Büttner

Founder & CEO, Merantix Momentum

Pavan Pant

COO, Fluffle

Naomi Morenzoni

SVP, Climate & Innovation Philanthropy, Salesforce

Frank McCourt

Exec Chairman, McCourt Global; Founder, Project Liberty

Saadia Zahidi

Managing Director, WEF

Marietje Schaake

International Policy Fellow, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Robert Mahari

JD-PhD at Harvard Law School & MIT

K Krithivasan

CEO & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services

Lily Tsai

Director, MIT GOV/LAB, Ford Professor of Political Science

Artsem Yemtsau

VP of Technology & Innovation, LeverX

Stuart McLaughlin

Head of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships, Google.org

Lars Stenqvist

CTO & EVP Trucks Technology, Volvo Group

Ofir Zan

VP Growth, AI21 Labs

Hugh Evans

Founder & CEO, Global Citizen

Amogh Umbarkar

VP, SAP Product Engineering

Andreas Liebl

CEO, appliedAI Initiative GmbH

Aditi Joshi

AI Program Lead, Google Cloud

Shayne Longpre

MIT PhD; Lead Researcher, Data Provenance for AI

Frauke Goll

Managing Director, AppliedAI Institute for Europe gGmbH

Tomicah Tillemann

Chief Policy Officer, Haun Ventures

Nomzamo Mbatha

South African Atress; Founder & CEO, Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation

Jessica Renier

Managing Director, Institute of International Finance

Lindiwe Matlali

Fonder & CEO, Africa Teen Geeks

Alex Amini

AI Scientist at MIT, Co-founder of Themis AI & Liquid AI

Siva Ganesan

Global Head of AI.Cloud Offerings, TCS

Gabriele Mazzini

Team Leader AI Act, European Commission

Jane Metcalfe

Chair, Human Immunome Project

Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda

Christian Umbach

Cofounder & CEO, Autopilot

Archana Vohra Jain

Group CTO, Zurich Insurance

Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana

Dave Blundin

Founder and Chairman/CEO of 5 companies

Nir Bar Dea

CEO, Bridgewater Associates

Marc Raibert

Founder & Exec Director, Boston Dynamics AI Institute

Maneet Ahuja

Editor-at-Large, Forbes; Founder of Iconoclast

Jeremy Wertheimer

Entrepreneur & Investor, frmr VP, Engineering, Google

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman

Chief Innovation Officer, BetterUp Labs

Rishi Nair

CEO, Diddo

Ava Amini

Senior Researcher, Microsoft; Cofounder MIT Deep Learning

Doron Grinstein

CEO, Control Plane Corporation

Natan Linder

Cofounder & CEO, Tulip; Cofounder & Chairman, Formlabs

Ishaan Grover

Cofounder, Catalan; PhD MIT Media Lab

Karthik Rao

CEO, Nielsen

Andres Garza Villarreal

Cofounder, Catalan.ai

David Kenny

Exec Chairman & CEO, Nielsen

Emil Liu

Founder & CEO, XOUL

Dane Knecht

SVP, Emerging Technology & Incubation, Cloudflare

Frazer Anderson

Principal, Vestigo Ventures

Alan Trefler

Founder & CEO, Pegasystems

Brendan Foody

CEO, Mercor

Ric Fulop

Cofounder, Chairman & CEO, Desktop Metal

Guy Assad

CEO, Clerkie

Seth Berkley

Physician & Fmr CEO, Gavi Vaccine Alliance

Jay Wolcott

Cofounder & CEO, Knowbl

Refik Anadol

Media Artist & Director, Refik Anadol Studio

Cassie Kozyrkov

CEO, Data Scientific