José Cordeiro, PhD
José Cordeiro, PhD José is an international fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, vicechair of HumanityPlus, director of The Millennium Project, founding faculty at Singularity University in NASA Research Park, Silicon Valley, and former director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), the World Transhumanist Association and the Extropy Institute. He has also been invited faculty at the Institute of Developing Economies IDE – JETRO in Tokyo, Japan, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Russia. José studied engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, economics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and science at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. He is a leading expert on technological change and future trends. He has published more than 10 books in 5 languages and appeared in programs with the BBC, CNN, Discovery Channel and History Channel, among many other international media interviews. He is a member of the Sigma Xi (ΣΞ) and Tau Beta Pi (ТΒΠ) honor societies, and has received several prizes, including the Spanish Health Award by Instituto Europeo for promoting research on longevity and life extension. He has been Spanish candidate to the European Parliament in 2019, when he proposed the creation of the European Anti-Aging Agency.
David Wood, ScD
David Wood, ScD David was a pioneer of the smartphone industry, co-founding in 1998 Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system. Software written by his teams was included in half a billion smartphones over the following years, from companies such as Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, Fujitsu, and Panasonic. David also spent three years as CTO of Accenture Mobility. While at Accenture, he co-led the company’s international Mobility Health business initiative. He is now a full-time futurist speaker, analyst and writer. He is the author or lead editor of eleven books, including Smartphones and Beyond, The Abolition of Aging, Sustainable Superabundance, Vital Foresight, and The Singularity Principles.
He also heads up London Futurists, a non-profit networking meetup with approaching 10,000 members, and has chaired over 250 public events on technoprogressive and futurist topics. In 2009 he was included in T3’s list of «100 most influential people in technology». He has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Westminster. He is a Fellow of the IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology), and was formerly Secretary of the international HumanityPlus organization.