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 19 speaker board is in progress. If you have inspiring recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact lisa.bozic@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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Paul MasonBritish Journalist

Paul Mason is an award winning British journalist and one of the UK’s leading news reporters as well as economic and political facilitators. From 2001 to 2013 he was Economics Editor and Business Correspondent for BBC Newsnight before he became the Channel4 News Economics Editor until 2016.
He has written a series of highly-acclaimed books on contemporary economics, global landscape and politics including “Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future”, in which he discusses the threat posed to capitalism by the digital revolution - its potential to reshape our notions of work, production and value. He also makes regular appearances on TV and radio as an analyst and commentator focusing on Trump, Brexit, the Corbyn phenomenon and the economics of social justice.
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Sven Gábor JánszkyChairman of 2b AHEAD ThinkTank and Futurologist

Sven Gábor Jánszky is Germany’s most innovative trend researcher and futurologist as well as chairman of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank, which is above all known for its radical future debates. With his ground-breaking trend analyses he looks into the future and keeps a close eye on future trends and their consequences.
For over ten years he has been inviting 300 CEOs and heads of innovation of leading German companies to his2b AHEAD ThinkTank where future scenarios and strategy recommendations are created. By means of the think tank’s special method, trends are analysed which will determine our future life.
Sven Gábor Jánszky teaches the master program “Leadership Studies” at Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe.
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Michal KosinskiProfessor of Organizational Behaviour, Stanford University (USA)

Michal Kosinski analyses people by means of their Facebook Likes. He is an Assistant Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and coordinates the myPersonality project, which involves global collaboration between over 200 researchers, analysing the detailed psycho-demographic profiles of over eight million Facebook users. His work shows how digital footprints can predict a person’s sexual orientation, political views and interests. Michal studies humans through the lenses of the digital footprints they leave behind while using digital platforms and devices.
Michal Kosinski has become world famous because Donald Trump is said to have used his technology during his election campaign - supported by Cambridge Analytica.
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Pascal FinetteVice President at Singularity University

Pascal Finette is internet entrepreneur since the very beginning. He is Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation and Co-Founder at radical
Ventures. Previously the native German worked for Mozilla, ebay and Google. He has been living in Silicon Valley for many years and supports Start-Ups with his knowledge and his experience. As a lecturer at Singularity University he inspires and empowers entrepreneurs to tackle the global challenges effectively.
Pascal Finette loves technology and believes that the Internet is deeply impacting mankind, as new technologies prevail much faster in our cross-linked and globalised world.
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Jeroen DijsselbloemFormer President of the Eurogroup and Minister of Finance of The Netherlands

Jeroen Dijsselbloem was Minister of Finance of The Netherlands when he was elected President of the Eurogroup by the 17 finance ministers of the Eurozone in 2013. Being “Mr Euro” Jeroen Dijsselbloem had to mediate between all the different European interests. A quite difficult task, especially during the European debt crisis, which Dijsselbloem solved in a sovereign and efficient manner during the five years of his presidency. Also as the Dutch Minister of Finance Dijsselbloem was successful and respected. During his term of office he reduced the Dutch debts for the first time since 2006. After two terms as President of the Eurogroup he couldn’t be re-elected as his social democrats did not participate anymore in the Dutch government after the election in 2017.
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Richard David PrechtPublicist and Philosopher

Richard David Precht is one of the most renowned intellectuals in the German-speaking countries. He especially focusses on cultural, philosophical and ethical topics. The philosopher, bestselling author and publicist is honorary professor for philosophy at Leuphana University Lüneburg as well as at Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin.

Above all he is known to a general public as the author of popular scientific books on philosophical topics – as for example “Who am I - and if so, how many?”. Richard David Precht writes regularly as an essayist and columnist for the major German newspapers and is a presenter on German television.
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