Speakers

We present speakers at a variety of event types - inspiring presentations, round-tables, coaching, resonance chambers, main stage and a varied side programme throughout Kufstein. All this is on offer at BEADY DAYS. The stage for everything is Kufstein – the pearl of Tyrol.

Auma Obama

Auma Obama

Next to her numerous trustee and councilor positions in organizations in both Europe and Kenya, Dr. Auma Obama is also an awarded international Speaker, who has given numerous presentations worldwide on sustainable Socio-economic Growth and Development, with special emphasis on the relationship between the ‘Developed’ and ’Developing’ World. As Founder and Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation, Dr. Auma Obama and her team seek to give a voice to financially and socially disadvantaged children and youth.

Auma Obama

Next to her numerous trustee and councilor positions in organizations in both Europe and Kenya, Dr. Auma Obama is also an awarded international Speaker, who has given numerous presentations worldwide on sustainable Socio-economic Growth and Development, with special emphasis on the relationship between the ‘Developed’ and ’Developing’ World.
As Founder and Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation, Dr. Auma Obama and her team seek to give a voice to financially and socially disadvantaged children and youth. Using a Self-Help Model of intervention the Foundation works to unlock their potential to enable them to improve their lives.

Benjamin Adrion

Benjamin Adrion

The former football player Benjamin Adrion began his professional sporting career at VfB Neckarrems and played for clubs, such as VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Braunschweig and FC St. Pauli. In 2005 he established the initiative Viva con Agua together with friends, after he encountered the poor drinking water supply during a FC St. Pauli trainings camp in Cuba.

Benjamin Adrion

The former football player Benjamin Adrion began his professional sporting career at VfB Neckarrems and played for clubs, such as VfB Stuttgart, Eintracht Braunschweig and FC St. Pauli. In 2005 he established the initiative Viva con Agua together with friends, after he encountered the poor drinking water supply during a FC St. Pauli trainings camp in Cuba.

Henning Beck

Henning Beck

Dr. Henning Beck is a neuroscientist and author, and explains how you can use the principles of the brain for innovative thinking. He studied biochemistry and in 2012 graduated from the Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience. After this he worked at the University of California in Berkeley, developing new ways for companies in the San Francisco Bay Area to come up with good ideas.

Henning Beck

Dr. Henning Beck, born 23.11.1983, is a neuroscientist and author, and explains how you can use the principles of the brain for innovative thinking. He studied biochemistry in Tübingen, and in 2012 graduated from the Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience. After this he worked at the University of California in Berkeley, developing new ways for companies in the San Francisco Bay Area to come up with good ideas. Henning Beck regularly publishes in the journals “WirtschaftsWoche” and “GEO-Magazin”. His popular books make the world of brain research easily accessible, and his presentations made him the German champion at the Science Slam 2012. He is an internationally sought-after speaker on topics such as “neurobiology and creativity”, and supports companies that want to create innovative organisational structures based on the model of the brain.

Daniel Cronin

Daniel Cronin

Daniel Cronin is a passionate entrepreneur, keynote speaker, moderator and university lecturer. “The Pitch Professor”, as he is also known, is one of the most sought-after experts and trainers on the topic of pitching. As the co-founder and board member of AustrianStartups, co-founder of the crowd-investing platform primeCrowd, and advisor to selected start-ups, he lives and breathes innovation.

Daniel Cronin

Daniel Cronin is a passionate entrepreneur, keynote speaker, moderator and university lecturer. “The Pitch Professor”, as he is also known, is one of the most sought-after experts and trainers on the topic of pitching and startups. As the co-founder and board member of AustrianStartups, and partner of the Vienna Mentoring Group, a mentoring programme for early-stage startups, he lives and breathes innovation. As well as this he is also a board member of the “Österreichische Werbewissenschaftliche Gesellschaft” (Austrian Association of Advertising Sciences) (WWG), and member of the Austrian “Accelerators startup300”. Cronin moderates start-up events, including the Pioneers-Festival, Bits & Pretzels and the first season of the TV show “2 Minuten 2 Millionen”.

Laura Dekker

Laura Dekker

At the age of 14 Laura Dekker set out to sail around the world, with the blessing of her parents but not the Dutch government. At age 16 she finished her journey, making her the youngest person to have done it solo. After completing her circumnavigation, she kept sailing. She currently lives onboard her boat Guppy in Whangarei harbour, with her husband Daniel.

Laura Dekker

At the age of 14 Laura Dekker set out to sail around the world, with the blessing of her parents but not the Dutch government. At age 16 she finished her journey, making her the youngest person to have done it solo. After completing her circumnavigation, she kept sailing. Instead of returning to the Netherlands, she followed her previous route through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific toward New Zealand, where she arrived at Whangarei on the 2nd of September 2012. Since then Laura Dekker has travelled a lot. She currently lives onboard her boat Guppy in Whangarei harbour, with her husband Daniel. These days she's a motivational speaker, author, world traveller, and professional yacht skipper, and is still chasing her dreams.

Harry Gatterer

Harry Gatterer

Harry Gatterer is managing director of the “Zukunftsinstitut”. The focus of his work is the connection between social trends and business decisions. He advises companies how to recognise relevant trends and use them. His presentations are pointed, often provocative and always optimistic. Impressive pictures are used to show what social change can transform and trigger.

Harry Gatterer

Harry Gatterer is managing director of the “Zukunftsinstitut” (Future Institute). The focus of his work is the connection between social trends and business decisions. He advises companies how to recognise relevant trends and use them. His presentations are pointed, often provocative and always optimistic. Impressive pictures are used to show what social change can transform and trigger. In doing so he provides an inspiring insight into the coming years. Specific, profound and exciting. He founded his first company at the age of 20. With his entrepreneurial experience, he arrived at trend research via design.

Jana Gebauer

Jana Gebauer

Jana Gebauer studied business administration in Berlin, and worked as a research assistant at Humboldt University, the Freie Universität and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). These days she works as a freelance researcher, speaker, lecturer and moderator in Berlin.

Jana Gebauer

Jana Gebauer studied business administration in Berlin, and worked as a research assistant at Humboldt University, the Freie Universität and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). These days she works as a freelance researcher, speaker, lecturer and moderator in Berlin. She looks for ways and contributions that entrepreneurial stakeholders can enable social and ecological transformation at the interface of topic areas such as post-growth, the SME and alternative economy, and corporate responsibility.

Matthias Horx

Matthias Horx

Matthias Horx is the most high-profile future researcher in the German-speaking countries. His influence reaches all the way into boardrooms and politics. The founder of the “Zukunftsinstitut” has dealt with the fundamentals of future-oriented thinking in countless publications, and has thus developed a new school of “universal forecasting”.

Matthias Horx

Matthias Horx is the most high-profile future researcher in the German-speaking countries. His influence reaches all the way into boardrooms and politics. The founder of the “Zukunftsinstitut” has dealt with the fundamentals of future-oriented thinking in countless publications, and has thus developed a new school of “universal forecasting”. His books, such as “Das Buch des Wandels” (The Book of Change) or “Anleitung zum Zukunftsoptimismus” (Manual for Future Optimism), have become best-sellers. Horx’s presentation style uses the tradition of constructive rhetoric: It’s about knowledge of the world, but also knowledge of oneself. Vision, but also reflection. About altering the internal images with which we perceive the future. About overcoming fear and the effects of well-founded confidence.

Natalie Knapp

Natalie Knapp

Handling complexity is a growing challenge for entrepreneurs, service providers and strategic advisers. That’s why Dr. Natalie Knapp has made it her goal to make our thinking clearer, more multifaceted and flexible. She draws attention to and encourages fascination for times of transition and insecurity in our society, in nature and in our personal lives. She’s convinced that this is precisely where there is the greatest potential to change the future - if we develop the right attitude.

Natalie Knapp

Handling complexity is a growing challenge for entrepreneurs, service providers and strategic advisers. That’s why Dr. Natalie Knapp has made it her goal to make our thinking clearer, more multifaceted and flexible. She draws attention to and encourages fascination for times of transition and insecurity in our society, in nature and in our personal lives. She’s convinced that this is precisely where there is the greatest potential to change the future - if we develop the right attitude. In her presentations she outlines precise and enlightening plans in the minds of her audience, which open their point of view and inspire confidence. Knapp is a founding member of the “Berufsverbandes für philosophische Praxis” (Professional Association for Philosophical Practice), member of the expert network of the Liechtenstein Academy, and on the environmental advisory board of the Umweltbank. As well as her work as an executive advisor and a speaker, she is also a successful author. Most recently she published her book “Der unendliche Augenblick: Warum Zeiten der Unsicherheit so wertvoll sind” (The Endless Moment: Why Times of Insecurity are so Valuable) through the Rowohlt publishing house.

Susanne Eckes

Susanne Eckes

Susanne Eckers is strategic planner for communication agencies, future researcher and keynote speaker at Zukunftsinstitut. Her long-term goal: To raise awareness for conscious positive future developments through strong campaigns and the presentation of social processes.

Susanne Eckes

Susanne Eckers is strategic planner for communication agencies, future researcher and keynote speaker at Zukunftsinstitut. Her long-term goal: To raise awareness for conscious positive future developments through strong campaigns and the presentation of social processes.

Florian Kondert

Florian Kondert

As a developer and mediator between uncertainty and hope, Florian Kondert researches the future of technology, training and leadership. He is a member of the “Zukunftsinstitut” management board and an external expert in the “Arbeit der Zukunft” federal government work group. The focus of his work as a speaker, consultant and author are the questions of how, why and with what effect people, organisations and cultures interact with technology.

Florian Kondert

As a developer and mediator between uncertainty and hope, Florian Kondert researches the future of technology, training and leadership. He is a member of the “Zukunftsinstitut” (Future Institute) management board, which is based in Frankfurt and Vienna, and an external expert in the “Arbeit der Zukunft” (Work of the Future) federal government work group. The focus of his work as a speaker, consultant and author are the questions of how, why and with what effect people, organisations and cultures interact with technology. The communication expert and knowledge manager is convinced that the future is something that can be influenced, and we humans are the architects.

Florian Kutmon

Florian Kutmon

Following various deployments after natural disasters, Florian Kutmon made it his task to assess risks and sell them. As an underwriter at TIROLER VERSICHERUNG he works with partners worldwide. One of them is Willis Re. He advises the insurance andreinsurance industry on how to handle extreme risks such as natural hazards, terrorism and man-made catastrophes.

Florian Kutmon

Following various deployments after natural disasters, Florian Kutmon made it his task to assess risks and sell them. As an underwriter at TIROLER VERSICHERUNG he works with partners worldwide. One of them is Willis Re. He advises the insurance andreinsurance industry on how to handle extreme risks such as natural hazards, terrorism and man-made catastrophes.

Ali Mahlodji

Ali Mahlodji

Driven by a childhood idea, the former refugee and school drop-out founded WHATCHADO, the European market leader for digital storytelling and recruiting. WHATCHADO has received more than 20 international awards, including the UN World Summit Award, the Social Impact Award, the “Staatspreis für Bildung und Wissen” (National Award for Education and Learning), and the European Digital Communications Award.

Ali Mahlodji

Driven by a childhood idea, the former refugee and school drop-out founded WHATCHADO, the European market leader for digital storytelling and recruiting. WHATCHADO has received more than 20 international awards, including the UN World Summit Award, the Social Impact Award, the “Staatspreis für Bildung und Wissen” (National Award for Education and Learning), and the European Digital Communications Award. Mahlodji was also named as online personality of the year. In 2017 he received the XING New Work Award. In June 2018 he was honoured in Straßburg for his services to European education as part of Erasmus+. Mahlodji, who has had more than 40 jobs in his life, was in 2013 named as EU youth ambassador for life. He advises DAX100 executives about questions of management in the digital age, lectures at international universities and is also an active investor. In summer 2017 his book “Und was machst du so?” (And What Do You Do?) was published by the German Econ publishing house. In his German and English-language keynotes he inspires people by showing them what’s important in life, in business and in the fast-paced contemporary world, and why the human factor is more important than ever to success.

Jannike Stöhr

Jannike Stöhr

Jannike Stöhr wanted to know if she was irreplaceable. After a career in an automotive group, she tested thirty jobs in one year, only to find out that she doesn’t need a fixed job portfolio to be happy. She writes, discovers, learns, speaks, discusses, gives career advice and works as a trainer at the Orvieto Academy.

Jannike Stöhr

Jannike Stöhr wanted to know if she was irreplaceable. After a career in an automotive group, she tested thirty jobs in one year, only to find out that she doesn’t need a fixed job portfolio to be happy. She writes, discovers, learns, speaks, discusses, gives career advice and works as a trainer at the Orvieto Academy. Always on the topic of work.

Van Bo Le-Mentzel

Van Bo Le-Mentzel

Architect, author and film maker from Berlin. Van Bo Le-Mentzel is the initiator of various initiatives to do with design and social participation. Well-known projects include Hartz IV Möbel (2010), One Sqm House (2013), Karma Chakhs (2013), and tinyhouse University (2015). His furniture has been exhibited internationally (Vitra Design Museum, MfG Zurich, Arko Art Center Seoul, Bröhan Museum Berlin, MAK Vienna etc.)

Van Bo Le-Mentzel

Architect, author and film maker from Berlin. Van Bo Le-Mentzel is the initiator of various initiatives to do with design and social participation. Well-known projects include Hartz IV Möbel (2010), One Sqm House (2013), Karma Chakhs (2013), and tinyhouse University (2015). His furniture has been exhibited internationally (Vitra Design Museum, MfG Zurich, Arko Art Center Seoul, Bröhan Museum Berlin, MAK Vienna etc.) He is also involved in the association DeutschPlus for more equal opportunities (DeutschPlus Day of Fundamental Rights). In 2016 his first film was released, "3min of Fame, Love and Peace”, an interfaith project with Jews and Muslims. Le-Mentzel has received many awards for his initiatives (including the ZEIT Wissen prize and the Bayreuther Dialog prize). In 2015 Le-Mentzel started a self-experiment “Democratic Scholarship”, an unconditional basic income year in which he worked for anyone without conditions or income. The two-time father is currently making a constructive contribution to the living culture debate with the 100 euro apartment. In November 2016 he published his latest book "Der Kleine Professor" (The Little Professor) (Ecowin). Curator of the 2017 Bauhaus Campus in the Bauhaus archive / Museum for Design in summer 2018, the Tiny Town Urania.

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