Speaker 2018


The speaker board will consist of visionaries, economists, financial experts, well-known politicians and other impressing personalities from different areas.

The re.comm 18 speaker board is in progress. If you have inspiring recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact barbara.ploechl@epmedia.at.

In case you are not familiar with the re.comm, the speakers and the topics please have a look on our reviews from the past years: re.comm 17, re.comm 16 and the compilation of re.comm 12 - 14 ..

Suzanne Grieger-LangerExpert on Profiling

Suzanne Grieger-Langer is Europe’s undisputed expert on profiling. As a profiler she helps to recognise personal potentials, to develop human resources and to prevent fraud. Her Formula Infiltration® is considered a milestone in fraud detection.
Suzanne Grieger-Langer also screens suitable candidates for leading positions, reveals the potential of employees and decodes the motivation and preferences of negotiation partners.
For more than 20 years she has been instructing decision-makers in business and science as well as members of the secret service. She is lecturer and instructor at Europe’s most prestigious business schools.
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Hiroshi IshiguroDirector of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Osaka University

Hiroshi Ishiguro is famous for his android replicas, which are among the most lifelike created so far. Ishiguro has even created an android that resembles him like a twin, called the Geminoid. Ishiguro is regarded as “the popstar of Japanese robotics”.
He is Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory which is part of the Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University, Japan.
Ishiguro concentrates his work on the idea of developing robots which are as similar as possible to a live human being. The human-robot interaction researcher even thinks that it may be possible to build an android that is indistinguishable from a human.
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Anna Rosling RönnlundCo-Founder of Gapminder Foundation

Anna Rosling Rönnlund has a personal mission: To make it easy for anyone to understand the world visually. Anna is a co-founder and board member of the Gapminder Foundation and Head of Design & User Experience at Gapminder.
Gapminder, which she founded together with Hans and Ola Rosling, wants to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based world view that everyone can understand. Anna is also running the Dollar Street project, which makes everyone's living condition understandable to everyone, by using photos as big data.
Before founding Gapminder, Anna designed the user-interface of the famous animating bubble-chart tool called Trendalyzer, which was acquired by Google where Anna worked as Senior Usability Designer.
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Thomas J. SargentNobel Laureate and Expert on Monetary Policy

Thomas J. Sargent is one of today’s most influential economists and is regarded as one of the founders of new classical macroeconomics. He is the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and since 2002 he is the first W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics at New York University. He has been a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1987.
Together with Christopher A. Sims, Tom Sargent was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2011 for their pioneering work in macroeconomics and their ground-breaking research of rational expectations.
A central part of Thomas J. Sargent’s research work are the motivations behind people's decisions and their rational expectations. His hypothesis on policy ineffectiveness argues that politically driven monetary and tax policies are foreseeable and thus have no real influence on the economy.
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Julia ShawPsychological Scientist, Expert on Memory

Julia Shaw is the shooting star of psychological science. She is a memory hacker and psychological scientist in the Department of Psychology at University College London and is best known for her work in the area of false memories - memories of things that never actually happened.
This is also the topic of her bestselling book “The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting and the Science of False Memory”.
Besides her research, she delivers business, legal, military, and police talks on preventing common memory mistakes, and making the most of our faulty memory. In 2017 she founded a company in Silicon Valley which uses Artificial Intelligence to take action against discrimination in the economy.
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