El Fòrum IMPULSA va ser un esdeveniment organitzat per la FPdGi que es va celebrar anualment a l'Auditori de Girona els anys 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 i 2015. L'objectiu era oferir un espai d’oportunitats per a què els joves perdessin la por a emprendre i a compartir les seves idees. Més de 5.000 joves van poder compartir en les diferents edicions del Fòrum les seves idees i projectes, adquirir experiència, parlar amb professionals i emprenedors consolidats, explorar les seves habilitats personals i professionals i desenvolupar les capacitats emprenedores.


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The ideas, the people and the experiences that can develop your future are all together in Girona

  • Ideas. Opportunities. Future

    The IMPULSA Forum is the place where you will have the chance to share and connect ideas and experiences; a space where you will find opportunities to develop your future and acquire tools and resources to strengthen your skills, talent and entrepreneurial ability.

  • On 25 and 26 June, Girona.

    On 25 and 26 June, Girona is hosting a Forum that responds to your concerns, with a programme of activities designed to allow you to choose the elements that suit your interests and that motivate you, in the company of other young people, professionals and entrepreneurs.

  • I want to be there

    Diversity, opportunities, networking. I want to be there!

What is it?

The IMPULSA Forum 2015 is a space filled with opportunities where, as a participant, whether you are a restless young person or are attending as a speaker, professional or expert, you will be able to:

  • gain a unique experience
  • explore your personal and professional skills
  • discover and strengthen your talent
  • develop your entrepreneurial ability
  • create your own IMPULSA experience to suit your interests

Where and when?

In Girona, on 25 and 26 June. The IMPULSA Forum will also be hosting the FPdGi Awards prize-giving ceremony.

25/06 FPdGi Awards 2015 prize-giving ceremony

Girona Conference Centre

From 18.30 to 21.00 h

26/06 IMPULSA Forum, recreational activities in the city and closing party

From 9.00 h

Designed for you

Are you aged between 16 and 35? Do you want to share and develop your ideas? If you are thinking about how you’d like your future to be, if you want to be inspired by other people’s experiences, if you have a project in mind but need someone to help you turn it into reality, if you have already had your own entrepreneurial experience and you’d like to share it with others or if you are looking for the right tools and resources to help improve your entrepreneurial ability... this is your Forum!

Schedule

Educating talent in schools

Exchange of teaching experiences among the participants of the FPdGi’s Educating Entrepreneurial Talent programme and other innovative educational projects designed to foster and retain scientific and technological callings among young people.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

During lunch, held in different restaurants in Girona, participants under 35 will have the opportunity to talk to and share their experiences and ideas with the experts, award-winners, and trustees and members of the Princess of Girona Foundation Advisory Council.

The pleasure of deciding

A game of deduction, reasoning and intuition

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Knowledge always comes with doubts and limitations. Making decisions is a game of deduction, reasoning and intuition, of the conscious and the subconscious; it is a privilege when the risks are known, quantified, and there is no fear of making the wrong choice. Anyone who has led an interesting life will have their path dotted with failures, which help us to learn and progress. But in order to get things right, it is important to define the objectives, strategy, and indicators of success, as well as to distinguish between the long- and short-term, the essential and the marginal, without forgetting a dose of common sense.

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Rolf Tarrach

Rolf Tarrach

Professor of theoretical physics, Tarrach was chancellor of the University of Luxembourg from 2005 to December 2014, and he is the former president of the Higher Council for Scientific Research. He has received extensive international recognition and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Petersburg. He has been recently elected president of the European University Association.

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How to attract talent

People as a key element of success in organisations

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What kind of young people are companies looking for? How do they find the best profiles? How can you uncover the best skills and abilities in a sea of talent?

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Jaume Gurt

Jaume Gurt

CEO of Infojobs, a company he joined in 2002 as commercial director to help develop the online business model. He aims to use his position to foster a culture based on happiness, joy and personal development, the key elements needed to imagine new products, establish new relationships with clients and suppliers, strengthen the organisation and make it more efficient and innovative.

Luís Marques

Luís Marques

He is head of branding at Google for Spain and Portugal, bringing the world of technology and digital communications to large advertisers and agencies. He previously worked in marketing and innovation roles at FMCG companies. 

Ramón Castresana

Ramón Castresana

Director of Human Resources at the Iberdrola Group, which has more than 30,000 employees in 40 countries. He is directly responsible for a team of more than 600 human resource professionals in 15 countries. In 2012 he received an award from the Association of Human Resource Directors (AEDIPE) for the best career path.

Maria Saló

Maria Saló

Director of Human Resources at Frit Ravich, a food industry company with over 900 employees in Spain and a subsidiary company in France. She is currently working on a project on cultural innovation. She was previously responsible for creating the Human Resources Department at the Espa Group, an industrial company in the water sector with 12 international subsidiaries.

Arantxa Balsón

Arantxa Balsón

Director of Human Resources for Accor, Europe's leading hotel chain, with over 3,700 hotels in 92 countries. From 2010-2015 she was corporate director of Human Resources and Communication for the Adeo Group, the third biggest name in the home, lifestyle and DIY sector. She has extensive experience running projects and HR teams in a range of companies, industries and countries.

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No future…

Did the punks have it right?

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A dialogue between three advertising experts on what they know about young people, the target market for their advertising campaigns. We are surrounded by young people, but how do we see them, and what are they really like? 

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Josep Maria Piera

Josep Maria Piera

Executive vice-president of the SCPF advertising agency. He began his career path as a publicist by working as an account executive at the advertising agency Slogan S.A., where he was managing director in the Madrid office. In 1991 he was a founding partner of Casadevall Pedreño PRG, of which he was CEO and creative director. Later on, he co-founded El Sindicato, a creative company that spurred on many innovations in the advertising industry.

Toni Segarra

Toni Segarra

Co-founder of the advertising agency SCPF in 1996, a creative company that has won numerous international awards, including 37 Lion awards at the Cannes Festival and more than a hundred Sol awards at the San Sebastián Festival, a benchmark event for the Latin American film industry. In 2000, a survey of professionals in the sector conducted by the magazine Anuncios chose him as the top creative mind of the century.

 

Risto Mejide

Risto Mejide

Founding partner and executive creative director at the agency AFTERSHARE.TV since 2007, and executive producer for the television production company 60dB, which has a partnership with the Mediaset group, as well as founding partner of the startup accelerator Conector. In 2012 he was chosen by creative directors and advertising account directors as one of the top creative minds of the year. He is the author of several books on advertising and communication, and his latest work, Urbrands, was awarded the 2014 Espasa Prize.

ristomejide.com

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What will the supercomputers of the future be like?

Unexpected applications for quantum mechanics

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Quantum mechanics is a branch of physics that deals with phenomena at nanoscopic scales, and which has been applied for many different uses, including lasers and electronics. However, certain aspects of quantum mechanics have not yet been fully taken advantage of, and it has the potential to cause a revolution in how we process and transmit information, in addition to possible new uses in the field of communications and computing.

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Juan Ignacio Cirac

Juan Ignacio Cirac

Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, an organisation that is part of a world-leading network of scientific and technological research institutes in Germany. He is also a visiting professor and research consultant for the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona) since it was founded in 2002. He has developed a computer system based on quantum mechanics, which is expected to allow much faster algorithms to be designed in the future.

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When talent is rarer (and more valuable) than capital

Welcome to a new era: with a new law of the jungle, new values and new skills

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We are living in an era in which talent is the most important asset. However, talent is mobile (if it is not appreciated, it depreciates), and consists of capacity (skills and behaviour), commitment and context (cultural fit). What is the latest we know about talent? Responses from the perspectives of neuroscience, psychology, sociology (collective intelligence) and management. Talent is the new "national resource", if used correctly.

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Juan Carlos Cubeiro

Juan Carlos Cubeiro

Head of talent at ManpowerGroup, which he combines with his work as a professor of leadership and team dynamics at the University of Deusto, and professor of strategy and management by competences at CEU San Pablo University and ESADE Business School. He is also CEO of Right Management (a Fortune 500 company with 33,000 employees and 400,000 clients in 82 countries) and honorary president of the Spanish Coaching and Process Consulting Association. 

jccubeirojc.blogspot.com.es

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Looking the part is just as important as who you are

High-impact ideas to improve international brand recognition

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How to implement a clear, bona-fide strategy to position your brand and, at the same time, know how to make it stand out and advertise in an unconventional way. The key lies in knowing how to combine strategy and creativity, causing just the right level of disruption.  

- Relevant examples from Spain that are not well-known brands

- The importance of making your brand stand out

- How to succeed while taking risks?

- Is a brand an ideology?

- How to exploit a brand

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Adrian García-Aranyos

Adrian García-Aranyos

Managing director of Endeavor España, a non-profit organisation that aims to scale up high-impact entrepreneurial projects. He is also an investor for several startups and member of the board of N Capital and InTrust Global Investments. In 2013 the magazine Poder named him “one of the 40 under 40 most influential Latinos in the US”.

Marc Díaz Williams

Marc Díaz Williams

CEO of Katapult. His professional career is built on creating brands and making use of ideas in a business setting. He has an educational background in law and international business, and went to university in Japan, studying his degree specialisation in the United States. Some of the projects Marc and his team have founded include starting the Asian football tours in 2003 and creating the Amazing Lab in 2002, the Amazing Sports Lab in 2004 and the Amazing Latino in 2005, which won the Best Startup award from the Community of Madrid in 2006.

Juan Pablo Ramírez

Juan Pablo Ramírez

Visionary in brand identity, communication and strategy, and teacher on the year-long Fashion Communication course at the IEDMLM Centre of International Fashion Studies. He has over 15 years of professional experience, and has worked with two of the most influential figures in the branding and fashion sectors: Wally Olins, one of the pioneers of contemporary branding; and Mario Testino, one of the most distinguished photographers in the world. More recently he founded BOTC (http://www.brandsofthiscentury.orgBrands Of This Century), a consulting service and think tank that focuses on promoting responsible consumerism and developing branding in the 21st century.

 

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Elevator pitch for social change

How to effectively explain your projects

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What is social entrepreneurship? Find out about the Ashoka model, and the criteria used to identify and choose the best projects and examples. Do you have a social entrepreneurship project? Or an idea for social change? How should you explain your idea or project?

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Tito Spinola

Tito Spinola

One of the key members of the Education and Young People programme at Ashoka. His mid-term objectives include supporting the search for schools and young changemakers, as well as promoting the creation of a nationwide network for them. He has a master’s in NGO management, and has worked with different aid organisations in Madagascar, Spain and the United States. 

titospinola.com

Eduardo Elosegui

Eduardo Elosegui

Social educator who specialises in community work, participatory methodologies, social entrepreneurship for young people and local citizenship policies. He currently combines his work teaching at the Faculty of Education at the University of Barcelona with designing entrepreneurship contexts as part of the ALWA Social Entrepreneurship initiative. He is also a consultant-partner in social organisations such as Ashoka and UNICEF, among others.

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A Word from the Wise I

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Eight young people will have the opportunity to put their entrepreneurial ideas and strategic decisions to the test by discussing them with noted professionals from different sectors. The young people who attend this session as members of the public will also be able to draw their own conclusions and learn something themselves. The project presentations will be set up in two sessions of 70 minutes each.

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Antonella Broglia

Antonella Broglia

Consultant and innovation expert in retail, education, and the latest in the digital world. TEDx senior ambassador and organiser of TEDxMadrid, TEDxYouth@Madrid, and TEDxMadridSalon, and Ashoka ambassador. She spent many years working in the advertising industry, and was appointed to the European board of Saatchi & Saatchi, becoming CEO of the advertising agency in Spain.

Senén Barro

Senén Barro

Former rector of the University of Santiago (2002-2010) and current president of RedEmprendia. Barro heads the Intelligent Systems Group at the University of Santiago. He is also a founding partner of the spin-off project SITUM Technologies. Professionally speaking, he considers himself to be a researcher, intraentrepreneurentrepreneur and meta-entrepreneur.

Adrian García-Aranyos

Adrian García-Aranyos

Managing director of Endeavor España, a non-profit organisation that aims to scale up high-impact entrepreneurial projects. He is also an investor for several startups and member of the board of N Capital and InTrust Global Investments. In 2013 the magazine Poder named him “one of the 40 under 40 most influential Latinos in the US”.

Carlota Pi

Carlota Pi

Co-founder and COO of Holaluz.com. Industrial engineer (ESTEIB-UPC) with an executive MBA from IESE. She has worked in Germany and the US, holding different positions in the electricity sector value chain at every level from generation to commercialisation (RWE). Pi is also a lecturer on energy markets at the University of Barcelona.

Ana María Llopis

Ana María Llopis

Founder and managing director of Ideas4all and non-executive chairwoman of DIA. Board member of AXA Spain and non-executive, independent board member of Société Générale. She has a PhD in materials engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and she studied physics and mathematics at the University of Maryland. She founded Openbank, part of the Santander Group.

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Entrepreneurshit

Demystifying the startup utopia

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In order to demystify the idealised, sexy world of entrepreneurs, we invited "real" entrepreneurs to share their experiences, mistakes and the obstacles they had to overcome, and the lessons they learned. A light-hearted perspective with a sense of humour.

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Caroline Ladousse

Caroline Ladousse

Executive director at the Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Madrid campus of the ESCP Europe business school. This innovation laboratory combines education, research and open events in order to encourage entrepreneurs to pursue further training and harness their spirit as changemakers, with the aim of having a social impact.

chaireeeemadrid.tumblr.com

 

Nast Marrero

Nast Marrero

Founder of Agile Consulting SL. Expert in applying methods and procedures that implement and improve business processes, using techniques such as Scrum, Lean, Agile and GTD (Get Things Done), among others. Associate professor of entrepreneurship at the IE Business School and visiting professor at the Chair of Entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe.

Agustín Cuenca

Agustín Cuenca

Founder and director general of ASPgems, a company that specialises in developing flexible solutions and that produces SaaS products such as Neurok, an online training platform based on the principles of neuroeducation. Partner of Inventa Internet and founding partner of Niuco, a company focused on transforming education in schools, and Wimba, a company that provides training in new technologies for young people. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and president of the Iniciador Foundation.

Pablo Valcárcel

Pablo Valcárcel

Funding facilitator at Capital Cell and Lean Startup evangelist in LeanMonitor, where he mentors startups using the Lean and Agile methods for Top Seeds Lab and a number of universities (Sevilla, Málaga, Las Palmas, and UNIR). As CEO and co-founder of Geosophic he was one of the first Spanish entrepreneurs to participate in international acceleration programmes.

Izanami Martínez

Izanami Martínez

Professor of entrepreneurship, online marketing and analysis in a number of business schools, and mentor for the startup accelerator Top Seeds Lab. She was chosen by Rocket Internet to launch Glossybox in Spain. In just six months, Izamani and her team managed to triple their objectives, achieving the best ever results for an international launch of the company. After discovering the potential in the subscription model for the baby-product industry, she launched Nonabox together with a partner. In just three years, it has become the model for subscriptions for pregnant women and mothers in Europe, with a presence in 6 countries, an international team of 32 people, and over 2 million euros of funding.

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Developing entrepreneurial skills

How to get the most out of your professional abilities

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A brief summary of the basic skills needed by any entrepreneur, followed by a series of work dynamics that allow the participants to identify their strengths and weaknesses in relation to these skills.

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Ana Alarcón

Ana Alarcón

Human resources professional with a broad range of experience working with third sector organisations involved in helping people find employment. Expert in working on entrepreneurial skills and competences to help in job searches.

 vivesproyecto.org

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A Word from the Wise II

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Antonella Broglia

Antonella Broglia

Consultant and innovation expert in retail, education, and the latest in the digital world. TEDx senior ambassador and organiser of TEDxMadrid, TEDxYouth@Madrid, and TEDxMadridSalon, and Ashoka ambassador. She spent many years working in the advertising industry, and was appointed to the European board of Saatchi & Saatchi, becoming CEO of the advertising agency in Spain.

Francesc Fajula

Francesc Fajula

Chief Innovation officer at Banc Sabadell. He previously held management positions at the Santander Group, Terra (Telefónica Group) and Danone. He graduated as a telecommunications engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), and holds an MBA from ESADE. Fajula completed his education at IESE, at the Stanford School of Business in California, and at the Harvard Business School in Boston. He is a lecturer at ESADE and at the IE Business School. 

Carlota Mateos

Carlota Mateos

Partner and CEO of Rusticae, a boutique hotel finder. She is a mentor at Wayra and Lanzadera, and a visiting professor at a number of business schools. She also collaborates with several NGOs. Mateos is also a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Xavier Pont

Xavier Pont

Social entrepreneur and co-founder and managing director of the Ship2B Foundation. He is also on the board of directors at the Borges Group and Veritas, among other companies, and coordinates the Momentum Project mentoring programme. He held the post of Strategic Project manager at the Regional Government of Catalonia, and has promoted several economic development projects in the public sector.

Carina Szpilka

Carina Szpilka

Founder of The K Fund, a venture capital fund that aims to encourage businesses to become more innovative and customer-focused. She is also an independent board member at Abanca and Reparalia, and vice president of UNICEF in Spain. Former CEO of ING Direct in Spain and France.

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Free your ideas

Small decisions can have unpredictable consequences

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Ideas can sometimes be so vast that we don't even dare to take the first step to make them into reality, mentally blocked by their size and complexity. Every project needs an achievable starting point. A small change can start a ripple effect, leading to a series of events that are ever more important for the success of the project. Learn how to activate your entrepreneurial attitude and shape a project by making small decisions.

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Pep Torres

Pep Torres

Founder of the MIBA (Museum of Ideas & Inventions, Barcelona). Writer, musician, designer and inventor who decided in 1997 that he wanted to create a business dedicated to selling ideas and inventions. The difficulties that he has had to face, as well as the great leaps he has had to make at certain moments, have made for valuable experiences that are shown in the activities he carries out through his company, Stereonoise.

http://www.peptorres.es

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How to explain science

Using storytelling and monologues for scientific dissemination

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This workshop is based on two key aspects: discovering your narrative voice and constructing your monologue. We will play with discovering and building your personal voice; working on your body language, spatial awareness, sensations and images to reveal your inner narrator, who can communicate through "oral writing". We will look into writing a monologue that tells a story, with a method that provides tools and suggestions to use on your own work. The workshop will finish by looking at the techniques that can turn a written text into something that works as a spoken discourse, and how to set the scene. We will look at stage presence and how you come across to the public, as well as the tools that create a connection between the speaker and the public; in other words, communication.

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Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Holder of a PhD in mathematics and researcher in the Maths and Computing Department at the University of La Rioja. In 2013 he won first prize in the first ever edition of the FameLab competition for scientific monologues held in Spain, with a monologue on mathematical theorems and love.

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Better with music

If I were the director

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Presentation and workshop on the tools and resources that music can bring to our lives. More than just the feelings that music can give us at certain moments, it can also help us make the most out of our best qualities. Find out how to improve coordination, leadership and teamwork by making music.

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Joan Francesc Puig

Joan Francesc Puig

Musician and student of philosophy and journalism. He has participated in several orchestras over the years, including the Jove Orquestra de les Comarques Gironines. Although music, philosophy and communication might seem like very different disciplines at first glance, they are all linked in how they try to organise people. Philosophy teaches you how to understand others; communication adapts the message to each recipient, and music is a practical example of how to work together in a group.

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Educating entrepreneurial talent

The best practices and experiences to start building entrepreneurs from school

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Presentation on the best teaching experiences for entrepreneurial talent promoted by the FPdGi.

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Inmaculada Castaño

Inmaculada Castaño

Instructor at the Trilema Foundation. Expert in human resource management, management skills and change management. She developed her teaching skills as associate professor at the Department of Social Psychology in the University of Valencia, and as a professor and tutor at the National University of Distance Education. She studied ways of teaching thinking with members of Project Zero (Harvard University) and was trained in professional coaching by the consulting company ILM (UK).

Carmen Pellicer

Carmen Pellicer

Theologian, educator and writer. Director of the Trilema Foundation, where she coordinates a team of teachers who work in the public and private sector, managing numerous online consulting and training initiatives. She has participated for many years in the educational innovation programme Project Zero at Harvard University, and she drew from this experience to develop a model of competency-based education that is currently being implemented in many education centres and institutions.

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Imagine, program and share

Computational thinking in the classroom

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Introduction to computational thinking: why work on developing these skills with children? Examples of practical activities to help introduce computer programming across the curriculum in classrooms, through subjects such as languages, art and mathematics. The talk will finish with a practical workshop where the attendees can try different tools to help them develop their computational thinking.

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Eduard Muntaner

Eduard Muntaner

Learning experience architect. Computer engineer at the University of Girona, social entrepreneur, educational innovator and blogger. Member of UdiGital.edu and founder of Inventors for Change.

eduard.cat

Sergio Marco

Sergio Marco

Computer engineer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) with over 10 years’ experience in technology and business consulting for large companies and organisations. He is the head of the corporate social responsibility programme for Everis, which focuses on encouraging vocation in STEM subjects. He is head of education in the Everis Public Sector Department. He also worked on the internal entrepreneurship department at Everis and participated in the launch of new businesses within the group. He is a consultant for several technological startups.

Alejandro Martínez

Alejandro Martínez

He holds a degree in telecommunications engineering, and is a TIC consultant at Everis, where he has taken part in IT transformation projects in the utilities and Public Administration sectors. He coordinates the STEM volunteering programme at Everis, where he trains company employees on educational tools such as Scratch, to help teach digital creativity workshops to children aged 6 to 14.

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The magic of digital manufacturing

Introduction to open code

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Overview of the distributed manufacturing model in cities and the future of technology for society and the city.

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Guillem Camprodon

Guillem Camprodon

 Interaction designer working on the intersection between the Internet of Things and Digital Fabrication. His wide knowledge on internet technologies and his experience on embedded platforms among his training as a product designer makes him an expert on developing IOT projects. He currently holds a research position at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Fab Lab Barcelona where he leads the development of Smart Citizen, a global open-source environmental monitoring platform. 

 

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Fearless public speaking

Practical course on communication skills to succeed in work and life

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A workshop that shares the latest communication techniques for public speaking, overcoming nerves and selling yourself better. The activity deals with fear and how to overcome it, the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication, what our body language projects, and how we come across to others.

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Mercedes Pescador

Mercedes Pescador

CEO of Medialuna and the publishing house LoQueNoExiste. She has worked as head of public relations in a number of multinational American companies. She is an expert in crisis management, and during her professional career she has run several campaigns with a significant public impact. Her publishing house has published important social works such as Hiperactivos, Enfermedades raras, and Celíacos famosos, among other publications.

Elena Alonso

Elena Alonso

Quality Manager at Medialuna. She holds a degree in information sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and a master's in economic information from the APIE (Association of Economic Information Journalists). She also took the PMD programme at ESADE Business School.

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Making a UNIQUE contribution to your team

At your best, what do you bring to the table?

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Three simple steps to evaluate what you bring to your team:

 

1- Connect individually with a high point in your team work. A successful, satisfying moment.

2- Work in pairs and discuss the personal strengths, attitudes, intentions and anything else that contributed to this high point for your team.

3- In teams, think of a creative way to represent the potential of a team when combining the best of every member.

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Fernando Iglesias

Fernando Iglesias

Founder and CEO of Madavi, a company that specialises in using coaching and skill development to transform businesses and change the culture of organisations. The platform is used to prepare businesses for a positive transformation, which can be applied to an entire organisation or to a specific process, department or team.

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What won't change in the future of the working world?

Building your future based on your principles

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Four different focus points: today and the future; what will change and what won't. An overview of the behaviour we need to maintain and maximise, and that will help us promote the people, institutions and organisations that contain, produce and share the knowledge and skills that give us the present-day principles that will also be useful in the future. A future in which the employment of today, seen as a vital constant, being employed by others and economically productive, will be just a small, complementary factor aligned with the personal and social development of the individual.

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Juan José Goñi

Juan José Goñi

He holds a PhD in Industrial engineer and has worked at TECNALIA since 2007, where he leads the open training systems in TECNALIA Educa. He has worked on projects involving professional careers and evaluation systems in the Personal Development Department. He is a professor on several postgraduate courses focusing on the areas of organisational innovation, people, reactions to change and innovation management. He has written many different articles and three books on the areas of knowledge, organisations and change. He co-founded APTES, the first Spanish association for social technology, in 2002, and is a member of the Icaro think tank at the Novia Salcedo Foundation.

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Virtual reality

A tool that can change everything

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The day will include a series of virtual reality experiences, before joining a panel/think tank with experts from different fields. Together with contributions from the public, they will talk about the possible uses for virtual reality, which has the potential to change two-thirds of world industries.

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Nicolás Alcalá

Nicolás Alcalá

His audiovisual project The Cosmonaut managed to gather $500,000 worth of funding through 5,000 crowdfunding donors. He directed a team of 200 people to create a transmedia experience on the space race.

nicolasalcala.com

Roberto Romero

Roberto Romero

Audiovisual producer and 3D artist working on visualization projects for the last 10 years. Pioneer in the creation of Virtual Reality oriented content for Oculus Rift and other devices. He currently runs the virtual reality Future Lighthouse studio, and is a member of the Global Shapers Madrid community, an initiative started by the World Economic Forum.

robertogeek.com

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How to explain a research project in one minute

How to make science more appealing in the media

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Learn how to find the media hook for any science project and get the most out of it using videos. How to publicise science projects by filming and editing a short, simple, direct and effective video with a camera phone or similar. Video content is the most popular medium on the internet, and it is becoming increasingly important when publicising a project, idea or result.

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Zuberoa Marcos

Zuberoa Marcos

Curator at the international video channel Yahoo Science. She is an expert in scientific communication and training researchers in how to better explain their projects and advancements. She also trains secondary school teachers so that they can better explain science to their students using multimedia resources.

about.me/zuberoa.marcos

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Positioning your brand through social networks. Are you ready?

How to make the most of LinkedIn and Twitter while looking for work

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LinkedIn is a social network with more than 330 million individual users and thousands of company profiles. It differs from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter because its main objective is to help professionals from every sector to create business opportunities, expand their network of contacts and create potential work connections.

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Alex López

Alex López

Founder of Sartia.com, a company that specialises in consulting and training for the retail sector. He also created the Retail Meeting Point and Compensación y Beneficios communities, which have over 24,000 members. He is an expert in social network training at the IESE Business School, IE Business School and at the EADA, among other organisations.

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Opening Conference

Graça Machel talks with Xavier Aldekoa

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Graça Machel

Graça Machel

Social activist for the rights of children and women. For decades she has dedicated her life to defending equal rights and opportunities in Africa, both through international organisations and as founder of the Graça Machel Trust. She was the Mozambican minister for Education and chaired the United Nations Commission that produced a report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. Machel was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1998. She is the widow of Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique, and Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa.

http://gracamacheltrust.org/new/

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Performance

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Marc Heredia

Marc Heredia

He has received critical acclaim as one of the foremost up-and-coming young talents in the country, and he received the highest possible grade in his degree from the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. Between 2008 and 2012 he continued his studies at the Queen Sofía College of Music, and in 2014 he studied for a Master of Arts at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel (Switzerland). He has given recitals in the most important Spanish concert halls and has also performed at top-tier international festivals.

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How to help more young entrepreneurs succeed

Giving an increasing number of young entrepreneurs the opportunity of their lives

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Andrew Devenport

Andrew Devenport

An expert in developing budding businesses, Andrew Devenport is the CEO of Youth Business International, a global network dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs turn their projects into reality. Through Youth Business International, which has offices in several Spanish cities, he helps entrepreneurs to start and develop their businesses.

 

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Round Table

Juan Carlos Ortega (moderator)

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Sharing five experiences with tenacity, commitment, and having a passion for a project.

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Felipe Campos

Felipe Campos

Director general of the Itaca Educational Association, which has led a series of social projects designed to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the Collblanc-Torrassa district (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat). He was presented the 2013 FPdGi Social Award for his long-standing personal commitment to local social issues, his leadership skills and his fight for equal opportunities for the most disadvantaged groups.

Leticia Moreno

Leticia Moreno

Internationally acclaimed by critics for her virtuosity and profound interpretive strength, since the age of twelve Leticia Moreno has performed with renowned international orchestras. Winner of several prestigious competitions, she was the youngest ever student to receive a scholarship to the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation school in Berlin (Germany). She was privileged to be mentored by the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who advised her during his last years of life. She received the 2012 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award for her technical precision and stage presence.

Oriol Mitjà

Oriol Mitjà

Doctor specialising in infectious diseases with a doctorate in Medicine and special advisor to the WHO on yaws, a neglected tropical infection that affects children in poor and rural populations, causing disfiguration and painful lesions on the skin and bones. He received the 2013 FPdGi Scientific Research Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication to the field of infectious diseases endemic in developing countries, and for the great international impact of his work to eradicate the disease yaws from the planet.

Javier Agüera

Javier Agüera

Born in Madrid in 1992, he has been considered a serial entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he became the main promoter of the company Geeksphone, which created three smartphones based on Google’s Android system. Agüera was also behind other previous initiatives that demonstrate his entrepreneurial spirit, such as the start-ups TopKami and Darkgate Softworks. He is currently chief scientist at Blackphone, a company acquired by Silent Circle, based in San Francisco. The magazine MIT Technology Review named him one of its remarkable innovators under the age of 35. Winner of the FPdGi Business Award 2012.

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Award Ceremony

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The Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) awards these prizes every year with the aim of recognising the innovative and exemplary work of young people aged between 16 and 35 years, and that of an organisation working for young people. The goal is to promote and foster initiative and effort in the areas of scientific research, artistic creativity, solidarity and the development of talent in entrepreneurial and innovative young people.

The FPdGi 2015 Awards are:

Olga Felip Ordis, 2015 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award

Bernat Ollé Pocurull, 2015 FPdGi Business Award

Samuel Sánchez Ordóñez, 2015 FPdGi Scientific Research Award

Héctor Colunga Cabaleiro, 2015 FPdGi Social Award

Fundación Secretariado Gitano, 2015 FPdGi Organisation Award

 

A speech by HM the King will mark the end of the FPdGi Award Ceremony

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Antoni Esteve

Entrepreneuring in Science

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During lunch, held in different restaurants in Girona, participants will have the opportunity to talk to and share their experiences and ideas with the experts, award-winners, and trustees and members of the Princess of Girona Foundation Advisory Council.

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Antoni Esteve

Antoni Esteve

President of the FPdGi Board of Trustees. President of Farmaindustria, advisor of Esteve.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Carina Szpilka

How to build customer-centric companies?

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Carina Szpilka

Carina Szpilka

Founder of The K Fund, a venture capital fund that aims to encourage businesses to become more innovative and customer-focused. She is also an independent board member at Abanca and Reparalia, and vice president of UNICEF in Spain. Former CEO of ING Direct in Spain and France.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Carlota Mateos

What no one tells us when we decide to become entrepreneurs.

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Carlota Mateos

Carlota Mateos

Partner and CEO of Rusticae, a boutique hotel finder. She is a mentor at Wayra and Lanzadera, and a visiting professor at a number of business schools. She also collaborates with several NGOs. Mateos is also a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Marta Plana

10 keywords for a successful startup

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Marta Plana

Marta Plana

General Counsel & Cofounder at Digital Origin

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Arantxa Balsón

Diversity and excellence

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Arantxa Balsón

Arantxa Balsón

Director of Human Resources for Accor, Europe's leading hotel chain, with over 3,700 hotels in 92 countries. From 2010-2015 she was corporate director of Human Resources and Communication for the Adeo Group, the third biggest name in the home, lifestyle and DIY sector. She has extensive experience running projects and HR teams in a range of companies, industries and countries.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Xavier Pont

Meaningful enterprise: social entrepreneurs

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Xavier Pont

Xavier Pont

Social entrepreneur and co-founder and managing director of the Ship2B Foundation. He is also on the board of directors at the Borges Group and Veritas, among other companies, and coordinates the Momentum Project mentoring programme. He held the post of Strategic Project manager at the Regional Government of Catalonia, and has promoted several economic development projects in the public sector.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Sergi Loughney

Social responsibility in the twenty-first century

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Sergi Loughney

Sergi Loughney

Social responsibility in the twenty-first century

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Ana María Llopis

What matters most when enterprising with ideas: implementation or cash flow?

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Ana María Llopis

Ana María Llopis

Founder and managing director of Ideas4all and non-executive chairwoman of DIA. Board member of AXA Spain and non-executive, independent board member of Société Générale. She has a PhD in materials engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and she studied physics and mathematics at the University of Maryland. She founded Openbank, part of the Santander Group.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Jaime Carvajal

Venture Capital: The inverstors's side

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Jaime Carvajal

Jaime Carvajal

2nd. Vice-President of FPdGi and CEO at ARCANO ASESORES FINANCIEROS, S.L.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Joan Renart

Reborn after 130 years of history and a positive attitude

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Joan Renart

Joan Renart

CEO, Vichy Catalan

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Francesc Fajula

Innovation in the digital era

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Francesc Fajula

Francesc Fajula

Chief Innovation officer at Banc Sabadell. He previously held management positions at the Santander Group, Terra (Telefónica Group) and Danone. He graduated as a telecommunications engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), and holds an MBA from ESADE. Fajula completed his education at IESE, at the Stanford School of Business in California, and at the Harvard Business School in Boston. He is a lecturer at ESADE and at the IE Business School. 

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Gonzalo Rodés

Leave your comfort zone

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Gonzalo Rodés

Gonzalo Rodés

1st. Vice-President FPdGi and founder and shareholder at INVERSIONES Y SERVICIOS PUBLICITARIOS, S.L.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Adrian García-Aranyos

From start-up to scale-up: how scale your business project

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Adrian García-Aranyos

Adrian García-Aranyos

Managing director of Endeavor España, a non-profit organisation that aims to scale up high-impact entrepreneurial projects. He is also an investor for several startups and member of the board of N Capital and InTrust Global Investments. In 2013 the magazine Poder named him “one of the 40 under 40 most influential Latinos in the US”.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Carmen Pellicer

With the aim of directing your school

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Carmen Pellicer

Carmen Pellicer

Theologian, educator and writer. Director of the Trilema Foundation, where she coordinates a team of teachers who work in the public and private sector, managing numerous online consulting and training initiatives. She has participated for many years in the educational innovation programme Project Zero at Harvard University, and she drew from this experience to develop a model of competency-based education that is currently being implemented in many education centres and institutions.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Vicenç Martí

Growth and funding drivers

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Jeroen Merchiers

Jeroen Merchiers

General Manager North, East & South of Europe & Russia

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Andrew Devenport

Mentoring young enterpreneurs

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Andrew Devenport

Andrew Devenport

An expert in developing budding businesses, Andrew Devenport is the CEO of Youth Business International, a global network dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs turn their projects into reality. Through Youth Business International, which has offices in several Spanish cities, he helps entrepreneurs to start and develop their businesses.

 

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Javier Agüera

From Start-up to scale-up

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Javier Agüera

Javier Agüera

Born in Madrid in 1992, he has been considered a serial entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he became the main promoter of the company Geeksphone, which created three smartphones based on Google’s Android system. Agüera was also behind other previous initiatives that demonstrate his entrepreneurial spirit, such as the start-ups TopKami and Darkgate Softworks. He is currently chief scientist at Blackphone, a company acquired by Silent Circle, based in San Francisco. The magazine MIT Technology Review named him one of its remarkable innovators under the age of 35. Winner of the FPdGi Business Award 2012.

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Networking Activity at Maristes School

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2015 FPdGi Awards Ceremony

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Graça Machel

Graça Machel

Social activist for the rights of children and women. For decades she has dedicated her life to defending equal rights and opportunities in Africa, both through international organisations and as founder of the Graça Machel Trust. She was the Mozambican minister for Education and chaired the United Nations Commission that produced a report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. Machel was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1998. She is the widow of Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique, and Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa.

http://gracamacheltrust.org/new/

Andrew Devenport

Andrew Devenport

An expert in developing budding businesses, Andrew Devenport is the CEO of Youth Business International, a global network dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs turn their projects into reality. Through Youth Business International, which has offices in several Spanish cities, he helps entrepreneurs to start and develop their businesses.

 

Marc Heredia

Marc Heredia

He has received critical acclaim as one of the foremost up-and-coming young talents in the country, and he received the highest possible grade in his degree from the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. Between 2008 and 2012 he continued his studies at the Queen Sofía College of Music, and in 2014 he studied for a Master of Arts at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel (Switzerland). He has given recitals in the most important Spanish concert halls and has also performed at top-tier international festivals.

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Party / Dinner End IMPULSA in Platea Venue.

Be prepared to interact and enjoy with The Vig Ban THeory - a scientific monologue by Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón- , the Deejey Blanca Ross and the Beatbox show by Tobias Hug.

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Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

Holder of a PhD in mathematics and researcher in the Maths and Computing Department at the University of La Rioja. In 2013 he won first prize in the first ever edition of the FameLab competition for scientific monologues held in Spain, with a monologue on mathematical theorems and love.

Blanca Ross

Blanca Ross

A charismatic disk jockey who has risen rapidly in the world of music with a fiery that breaks away from traditional routines. She has performed in the most famous clubs throughout the Barcelona counties. Her sessions are filled with explosive sounds that excite and motivate her audience, at evening time they are thrilled by her dance floor psychology and musical sensibility. She has worked with well known DJs on the national scale and has performed in the most relevant clubs of Catalonia.

 

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Close Encounters

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During lunch, held in different restaurants in Girona, participants will have the opportunity to talk to and share their experiences and ideas with the experts, award-winners, and trustees and members of the Princess of Girona Foundation Advisory Council.

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Speakers

  • Adrian García-Aranyos

    Adrian García-Aranyos

  • Agustín Cuenca

    Agustín Cuenca

  • Alejandro Martínez

    Alejandro Martínez

  • Alex López

    Alex López

  • Ana Alarcón

    Ana Alarcón

  • Ana María Llopis

    Ana María Llopis

  • Andrew Devenport

    Andrew Devenport

  • Antonella Broglia

    Antonella Broglia

  • Arantxa Balsón

    Arantxa Balsón

  • Blanca Ross

    Blanca Ross

    Deejay

  • Carina Szpilka

    Carina Szpilka

  • Carlota Mateos

    Carlota Mateos

  • Carlota Pi

    Carlota Pi

  • Carmen Pellicer

    Carmen Pellicer

  • Caroline Ladousse

    Caroline Ladousse

  • Eduard Muntaner

    Eduard Muntaner

  • Eduardo Elosegui

    Eduardo Elosegui

  • Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

    Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

  • Elena Alonso

    Elena Alonso

  • Felipe Campos

    Felipe Campos

  • Fernando Iglesias

    Fernando Iglesias

  • Francesc Fajula

    Francesc Fajula

  • Graça Machel

    Graça Machel

  • Guillem Camprodon

    Guillem Camprodon

  • Inmaculada Castaño

    Inmaculada Castaño

  • Izanami Martínez

    Izanami Martínez

  • Jaume Gurt

    Jaume Gurt

  • Javier Agüera

    Javier Agüera

  • Joan Francesc Puig

    Joan Francesc Puig

  • Josep Maria Piera

    Josep Maria Piera

  • Juan Carlos Cubeiro

    Juan Carlos Cubeiro

  • Juan Carlos Ortega

    Juan Carlos Ortega

    Moderator

  • Juan Ignacio Cirac

    Juan Ignacio Cirac

  • Juan José Goñi

    Juan José Goñi

  • Juan Pablo Ramírez

    Juan Pablo Ramírez

  • Leticia Moreno

    Leticia Moreno

  • Luís Marques

    Luís Marques

  • Marc Díaz Williams

    Marc Díaz Williams

  • Marc Heredia

    Marc Heredia

  • Maria Saló

    Maria Saló

  • Mercedes Pescador

    Mercedes Pescador

  • Mohamed El Amrani

    Mohamed El Amrani

    Presenter

  • Nast Marrero

    Nast Marrero

  • Nicolás Alcalá

    Nicolás Alcalá

  • Oriol Mitjà

    Oriol Mitjà

  • Pablo Valcárcel

    Pablo Valcárcel

  • Pep Torres

    Pep Torres

  • Ramón Castresana

    Ramón Castresana

  • Risto Mejide

    Risto Mejide

  • Roberto Romero

    Roberto Romero

  • Rolf Tarrach

    Rolf Tarrach

  • Senén Barro

    Senén Barro

  • Sergio Marco

    Sergio Marco

  • Tito Spinola

    Tito Spinola

  • Tobias Hug

    Tobias Hug

  • Toni Segarra

    Toni Segarra

  • Xavier Aldekoa

    Xavier Aldekoa

  • Xavier Pont

    Xavier Pont

  • Zuberoa Marcos

    Zuberoa Marcos

Close Encounters

  • Adrian García-Aranyos

    Adrian García-Aranyos

  • Ana María Llopis

    Ana María Llopis

  • Andrew Devenport

    Andrew Devenport

  • Antoni Esteve

    Antoni Esteve

  • Arantxa Balsón

    Arantxa Balsón

  • Carina Szpilka

    Carina Szpilka

  • Carlota Mateos

    Carlota Mateos

  • Carmen Pellicer

    Carmen Pellicer

  • Francesc Fajula

    Francesc Fajula

  • Gonzalo Rodés

    Gonzalo Rodés

  • Jaime Carvajal

    Jaime Carvajal

    2nd Vice-President FPdGi

  • Javier Agüera

    Javier Agüera

  • Jeroen Merchiers

    Jeroen Merchiers

  • Joan Renart

    Joan Renart

  • Luís Marques

    Luís Marques

  • Marta Plana

    Marta Plana

  • Sergi Loughney

    Sergi Loughney

    Director of institutional relations and corporate social responsibility

  • Xavier Pont

    Xavier Pont

Adrian García-Aranyos

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Managing director of Endeavor España, a non-profit organisation that aims to scale up high-impact entrepreneurial projects. He is also an investor for several startups and member of the board of N Capital and InTrust Global Investments. In 2013 the magazine Poder named him “one of the 40 under 40 most influential Latinos in the US”.

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Looking the part is just as important as who you are, 09:00 - 10:15

High-impact ideas to improve international brand recognition

A Word from the Wise I, 10:45 - 12:00

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Adrian García-Aranyos, 14:30 - 16:30

From start-up to scale-up: how scale your business project
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Agustín Cuenca

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Founder and director general of ASPgems, a company that specialises in developing flexible solutions and that produces SaaS products such as Neurok, an online training platform based on the principles of neuroeducation. Partner of Inventa Internet and founding partner of Niuco, a company focused on transforming education in schools, and Wimba, a company that provides training in new technologies for young people. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and president of the Iniciador Foundation.

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Entrepreneurshit, 10:45 - 12:00

Demystifying the startup utopia
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Alejandro Martínez

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He holds a degree in telecommunications engineering, and is a TIC consultant at Everis, where he has taken part in IT transformation projects in the utilities and Public Administration sectors. He coordinates the STEM volunteering programme at Everis, where he trains company employees on educational tools such as Scratch, to help teach digital creativity workshops to children aged 6 to 14.

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Imagine, program and share , 10:45 - 12:00

Computational thinking in the classroom
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Alex López

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Founder of Sartia.com, a company that specialises in consulting and training for the retail sector. He also created the Retail Meeting Point and Compensación y Beneficios communities, which have over 24,000 members. He is an expert in social network training at the IESE Business School, IE Business School and at the EADA, among other organisations.

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Positioning your brand through social networks. Are you ready?, 12:30 - 13:45

How to make the most of LinkedIn and Twitter while looking for work
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Ana Alarcón

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Human resources professional with a broad range of experience working with third sector organisations involved in helping people find employment. Expert in working on entrepreneurial skills and competences to help in job searches.

 vivesproyecto.org

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Developing entrepreneurial skills, 12:00 - 13:45

How to get the most out of your professional abilities
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Ana María Llopis

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Founder and managing director of Ideas4all and non-executive chairwoman of DIA. Board member of AXA Spain and non-executive, independent board member of Société Générale. She has a PhD in materials engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and she studied physics and mathematics at the University of Maryland. She founded Openbank, part of the Santander Group.

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A Word from the Wise I, 10:45 - 12:00

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Ana María Llopis, 14:30 - 16:30

What matters most when enterprising with ideas: implementation or cash flow?
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Andrew Devenport

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An expert in developing budding businesses, Andrew Devenport is the CEO of Youth Business International, a global network dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs turn their projects into reality. Through Youth Business International, which has offices in several Spanish cities, he helps entrepreneurs to start and develop their businesses.

 

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How to help more young entrepreneurs succeed, 19:15 - 19:30

Giving an increasing number of young entrepreneurs the opportunity of their lives

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Andrew Devenport, 14:30 - 16:30

Mentoring young enterpreneurs
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Antonella Broglia

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Consultant and innovation expert in retail, education, and the latest in the digital world. TEDx senior ambassador and organiser of TEDxMadrid, TEDxYouth@Madrid, and TEDxMadridSalon, and Ashoka ambassador. She spent many years working in the advertising industry, and was appointed to the European board of Saatchi & Saatchi, becoming CEO of the advertising agency in Spain.

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A Word from the Wise I, 10:45 - 12:00

A Word from the Wise II, 12:30 - 13:45

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Antoni Esteve

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President of the FPdGi Board of Trustees. President of Farmaindustria, advisor of Esteve.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Antoni Esteve, 14:30 - 16:30

Entrepreneuring in Science
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Arantxa Balsón

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Director of Human Resources for Accor, Europe's leading hotel chain, with over 3,700 hotels in 92 countries. From 2010-2015 she was corporate director of Human Resources and Communication for the Adeo Group, the third biggest name in the home, lifestyle and DIY sector. She has extensive experience running projects and HR teams in a range of companies, industries and countries.

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How to attract talent , 09:00 - 10:15

People as a key element of success in organisations

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Arantxa Balsón, 14:30 - 16:30

Diversity and excellence
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Blanca Ross

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A charismatic disk jockey who has risen rapidly in the world of music with a fiery that breaks away from traditional routines. She has performed in the most famous clubs throughout the Barcelona counties. Her sessions are filled with explosive sounds that excite and motivate her audience, at evening time they are thrilled by her dance floor psychology and musical sensibility. She has worked with well known DJs on the national scale and has performed in the most relevant clubs of Catalonia.

 

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Party / Dinner End IMPULSA in Platea Venue., 20:15 - 23:55

Be prepared to interact and enjoy with The Vig Ban THeory - a scientific monologue by Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón- , the Deejey Blanca Ross and the Beatbox show by Tobias Hug.
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Carina Szpilka

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Founder of The K Fund, a venture capital fund that aims to encourage businesses to become more innovative and customer-focused. She is also an independent board member at Abanca and Reparalia, and vice president of UNICEF in Spain. Former CEO of ING Direct in Spain and France.

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A Word from the Wise II, 12:30 - 13:45

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Carina Szpilka, 14:30 - 16:30

How to build customer-centric companies?
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Carlota Mateos

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Partner and CEO of Rusticae, a boutique hotel finder. She is a mentor at Wayra and Lanzadera, and a visiting professor at a number of business schools. She also collaborates with several NGOs. Mateos is also a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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A Word from the Wise II, 12:30 - 13:45

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Carlota Mateos, 14:30 - 16:30

What no one tells us when we decide to become entrepreneurs.
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Carlota Pi

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Co-founder and COO of Holaluz.com. Industrial engineer (ESTEIB-UPC) with an executive MBA from IESE. She has worked in Germany and the US, holding different positions in the electricity sector value chain at every level from generation to commercialisation (RWE). Pi is also a lecturer on energy markets at the University of Barcelona.

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A Word from the Wise I, 10:45 - 12:00

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Carmen Pellicer

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Theologian, educator and writer. Director of the Trilema Foundation, where she coordinates a team of teachers who work in the public and private sector, managing numerous online consulting and training initiatives. She has participated for many years in the educational innovation programme Project Zero at Harvard University, and she drew from this experience to develop a model of competency-based education that is currently being implemented in many education centres and institutions.

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Educating entrepreneurial talent, 09:00 - 10:15

The best practices and experiences to start building entrepreneurs from school

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Carmen Pellicer, 14:30 - 16:30

With the aim of directing your school
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Caroline Ladousse

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Executive director at the Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Madrid campus of the ESCP Europe business school. This innovation laboratory combines education, research and open events in order to encourage entrepreneurs to pursue further training and harness their spirit as changemakers, with the aim of having a social impact.

chaireeeemadrid.tumblr.com

 

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Entrepreneurshit, 10:45 - 12:00

Demystifying the startup utopia
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Eduard Muntaner

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Learning experience architect. Computer engineer at the University of Girona, social entrepreneur, educational innovator and blogger. Member of UdiGital.edu and founder of Inventors for Change.

eduard.cat

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Imagine, program and share , 10:45 - 12:00

Computational thinking in the classroom
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Eduardo Elosegui

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Social educator who specialises in community work, participatory methodologies, social entrepreneurship for young people and local citizenship policies. He currently combines his work teaching at the Faculty of Education at the University of Barcelona with designing entrepreneurship contexts as part of the ALWA Social Entrepreneurship initiative. He is also a consultant-partner in social organisations such as Ashoka and UNICEF, among others.

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Elevator pitch for social change, 09:00 - 10:45

How to effectively explain your projects
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Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón

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Holder of a PhD in mathematics and researcher in the Maths and Computing Department at the University of La Rioja. In 2013 he won first prize in the first ever edition of the FameLab competition for scientific monologues held in Spain, with a monologue on mathematical theorems and love.

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How to explain science , 10:45 - 12:00

Using storytelling and monologues for scientific dissemination

Party / Dinner End IMPULSA in Platea Venue., 20:15 - 23:55

Be prepared to interact and enjoy with The Vig Ban THeory - a scientific monologue by Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón- , the Deejey Blanca Ross and the Beatbox show by Tobias Hug.
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Elena Alonso

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Quality Manager at Medialuna. She holds a degree in information sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid and a master's in economic information from the APIE (Association of Economic Information Journalists). She also took the PMD programme at ESADE Business School.

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Fearless public speaking, 09:00 - 10:45

Practical course on communication skills to succeed in work and life
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Felipe Campos

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Director general of the Itaca Educational Association, which has led a series of social projects designed to improve the lives of children, young people and families in the Collblanc-Torrassa district (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat). He was presented the 2013 FPdGi Social Award for his long-standing personal commitment to local social issues, his leadership skills and his fight for equal opportunities for the most disadvantaged groups.

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Round Table, 19:30 - 20:00

Juan Carlos Ortega (moderator)
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Fernando Iglesias

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Founder and CEO of Madavi, a company that specialises in using coaching and skill development to transform businesses and change the culture of organisations. The platform is used to prepare businesses for a positive transformation, which can be applied to an entire organisation or to a specific process, department or team.

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Making a UNIQUE contribution to your team, 10:45 - 12:00

At your best, what do you bring to the table?
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Francesc Fajula

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Chief Innovation officer at Banc Sabadell. He previously held management positions at the Santander Group, Terra (Telefónica Group) and Danone. He graduated as a telecommunications engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), and holds an MBA from ESADE. Fajula completed his education at IESE, at the Stanford School of Business in California, and at the Harvard Business School in Boston. He is a lecturer at ESADE and at the IE Business School. 

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A Word from the Wise II, 12:30 - 13:45

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Francesc Fajula, 14:30 - 16:30

Innovation in the digital era
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Gonzalo Rodés

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1st. Vice-President FPdGi and founder and shareholder at INVERSIONES Y SERVICIOS PUBLICITARIOS, S.L.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Gonzalo Rodés, 14:30 - 16:30

Leave your comfort zone
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Graça Machel

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Social activist for the rights of children and women. For decades she has dedicated her life to defending equal rights and opportunities in Africa, both through international organisations and as founder of the Graça Machel Trust. She was the Mozambican minister for Education and chaired the United Nations Commission that produced a report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. Machel was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1998. She is the widow of Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique, and Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa.

http://gracamacheltrust.org/new/

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Opening Conference, 18:30 - 19:00

Graça Machel talks with Xavier Aldekoa
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Guillem Camprodon

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 Interaction designer working on the intersection between the Internet of Things and Digital Fabrication. His wide knowledge on internet technologies and his experience on embedded platforms among his training as a product designer makes him an expert on developing IOT projects. He currently holds a research position at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Fab Lab Barcelona where he leads the development of Smart Citizen, a global open-source environmental monitoring platform. 

 

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The magic of digital manufacturing , 09:00 - 10:15

Introduction to open code
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Inmaculada Castaño

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Instructor at the Trilema Foundation. Expert in human resource management, management skills and change management. She developed her teaching skills as associate professor at the Department of Social Psychology in the University of Valencia, and as a professor and tutor at the National University of Distance Education. She studied ways of teaching thinking with members of Project Zero (Harvard University) and was trained in professional coaching by the consulting company ILM (UK).

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Educating entrepreneurial talent, 09:00 - 10:15

The best practices and experiences to start building entrepreneurs from school
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Izanami Martínez

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Professor of entrepreneurship, online marketing and analysis in a number of business schools, and mentor for the startup accelerator Top Seeds Lab. She was chosen by Rocket Internet to launch Glossybox in Spain. In just six months, Izamani and her team managed to triple their objectives, achieving the best ever results for an international launch of the company. After discovering the potential in the subscription model for the baby-product industry, she launched Nonabox together with a partner. In just three years, it has become the model for subscriptions for pregnant women and mothers in Europe, with a presence in 6 countries, an international team of 32 people, and over 2 million euros of funding.

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Entrepreneurshit, 10:45 - 12:00

Demystifying the startup utopia
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Jaime Carvajal

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2nd. Vice-President of FPdGi and CEO at ARCANO ASESORES FINANCIEROS, S.L.

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Jaime Carvajal, 14:30 - 16:30

Venture Capital: The inverstors's side
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Jaume Gurt

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CEO of Infojobs, a company he joined in 2002 as commercial director to help develop the online business model. He aims to use his position to foster a culture based on happiness, joy and personal development, the key elements needed to imagine new products, establish new relationships with clients and suppliers, strengthen the organisation and make it more efficient and innovative.

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How to attract talent , 09:00 - 10:15

People as a key element of success in organisations
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Javier Agüera

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Born in Madrid in 1992, he has been considered a serial entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he became the main promoter of the company Geeksphone, which created three smartphones based on Google’s Android system. Agüera was also behind other previous initiatives that demonstrate his entrepreneurial spirit, such as the start-ups TopKami and Darkgate Softworks. He is currently chief scientist at Blackphone, a company acquired by Silent Circle, based in San Francisco. The magazine MIT Technology Review named him one of its remarkable innovators under the age of 35. Winner of the FPdGi Business Award 2012.

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Round Table, 19:30 - 20:00

Juan Carlos Ortega (moderator)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Javier Agüera, 14:30 - 16:30

From Start-up to scale-up
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Jeroen Merchiers

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General Manager North, East & South of Europe & Russia

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Vicenç Martí, 14:30 - 16:30

Growth and funding drivers
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Joan Francesc Puig

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Musician and student of philosophy and journalism. He has participated in several orchestras over the years, including the Jove Orquestra de les Comarques Gironines. Although music, philosophy and communication might seem like very different disciplines at first glance, they are all linked in how they try to organise people. Philosophy teaches you how to understand others; communication adapts the message to each recipient, and music is a practical example of how to work together in a group.

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Better with music, 12:30 - 13:45

If I were the director
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Joan Renart

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CEO, Vichy Catalan

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Joan Renart, 14:30 - 16:30

Reborn after 130 years of history and a positive attitude
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Josep Maria Piera

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Executive vice-president of the SCPF advertising agency. He began his career path as a publicist by working as an account executive at the advertising agency Slogan S.A., where he was managing director in the Madrid office. In 1991 he was a founding partner of Casadevall Pedreño PRG, of which he was CEO and creative director. Later on, he co-founded El Sindicato, a creative company that spurred on many innovations in the advertising industry.

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No future…, 10:45 - 12:00

Did the punks have it right?
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Juan Carlos Cubeiro

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Head of talent at ManpowerGroup, which he combines with his work as a professor of leadership and team dynamics at the University of Deusto, and professor of strategy and management by competences at CEU San Pablo University and ESADE Business School. He is also CEO of Right Management (a Fortune 500 company with 33,000 employees and 400,000 clients in 82 countries) and honorary president of the Spanish Coaching and Process Consulting Association. 

jccubeirojc.blogspot.com.es

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When talent is rarer (and more valuable) than capital, 12:30 - 13:45

Welcome to a new era: with a new law of the jungle, new values and new skills
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Juan Carlos Ortega

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A comedian and writer, he currently presents the cultural programme La Mitad Invisible (The Invisible Half) on Spanish public television’s La 2 channel. He is on the management committee of the Quevedo Institute of Humour, at the University of Alcalá de Henares, and has authored different books on culture.

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Juan Ignacio Cirac

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Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, an organisation that is part of a world-leading network of scientific and technological research institutes in Germany. He is also a visiting professor and research consultant for the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels (Barcelona) since it was founded in 2002. He has developed a computer system based on quantum mechanics, which is expected to allow much faster algorithms to be designed in the future.

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What will the supercomputers of the future be like?, 12:30 - 13:45

Unexpected applications for quantum mechanics
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Juan José Goñi

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He holds a PhD in Industrial engineer and has worked at TECNALIA since 2007, where he leads the open training systems in TECNALIA Educa. He has worked on projects involving professional careers and evaluation systems in the Personal Development Department. He is a professor on several postgraduate courses focusing on the areas of organisational innovation, people, reactions to change and innovation management. He has written many different articles and three books on the areas of knowledge, organisations and change. He co-founded APTES, the first Spanish association for social technology, in 2002, and is a member of the Icaro think tank at the Novia Salcedo Foundation.

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What won't change in the future of the working world?, 10:45 - 12:00

Building your future based on your principles
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Juan Pablo Ramírez

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Visionary in brand identity, communication and strategy, and teacher on the year-long Fashion Communication course at the IEDMLM Centre of International Fashion Studies. He has over 15 years of professional experience, and has worked with two of the most influential figures in the branding and fashion sectors: Wally Olins, one of the pioneers of contemporary branding; and Mario Testino, one of the most distinguished photographers in the world. More recently he founded BOTC (http://www.brandsofthiscentury.orgBrands Of This Century), a consulting service and think tank that focuses on promoting responsible consumerism and developing branding in the 21st century.

 

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Looking the part is just as important as who you are, 09:00 - 10:15

High-impact ideas to improve international brand recognition
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Leticia Moreno

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Internationally acclaimed by critics for her virtuosity and profound interpretive strength, since the age of twelve Leticia Moreno has performed with renowned international orchestras. Winner of several prestigious competitions, she was the youngest ever student to receive a scholarship to the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation school in Berlin (Germany). She was privileged to be mentored by the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who advised her during his last years of life. She received the 2012 FPdGi Arts and Literature Award for her technical precision and stage presence.

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Round Table, 19:30 - 20:00

Juan Carlos Ortega (moderator)
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Luís Marques

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He is head of branding at Google for Spain and Portugal, bringing the world of technology and digital communications to large advertisers and agencies. He previously worked in marketing and innovation roles at FMCG companies. 

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How to attract talent , 09:00 - 10:15

People as a key element of success in organisations
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Marc Díaz Williams

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CEO of Katapult. His professional career is built on creating brands and making use of ideas in a business setting. He has an educational background in law and international business, and went to university in Japan, studying his degree specialisation in the United States. Some of the projects Marc and his team have founded include starting the Asian football tours in 2003 and creating the Amazing Lab in 2002, the Amazing Sports Lab in 2004 and the Amazing Latino in 2005, which won the Best Startup award from the Community of Madrid in 2006.

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Looking the part is just as important as who you are, 09:00 - 10:15

High-impact ideas to improve international brand recognition
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Marc Heredia

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He has received critical acclaim as one of the foremost up-and-coming young talents in the country, and he received the highest possible grade in his degree from the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona. Between 2008 and 2012 he continued his studies at the Queen Sofía College of Music, and in 2014 he studied for a Master of Arts at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel (Switzerland). He has given recitals in the most important Spanish concert halls and has also performed at top-tier international festivals.

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Performance, 19:00 - 19:15

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Maria Saló

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Director of Human Resources at Frit Ravich, a food industry company with over 900 employees in Spain and a subsidiary company in France. She is currently working on a project on cultural innovation. She was previously responsible for creating the Human Resources Department at the Espa Group, an industrial company in the water sector with 12 international subsidiaries.

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How to attract talent , 09:00 - 10:15

People as a key element of success in organisations
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Marta Plana

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General Counsel & Cofounder at Digital Origin

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Marta Plana, 14:30 - 16:30

10 keywords for a successful startup
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Mercedes Pescador

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CEO of Medialuna and the publishing house LoQueNoExiste. She has worked as head of public relations in a number of multinational American companies. She is an expert in crisis management, and during her professional career she has run several campaigns with a significant public impact. Her publishing house has published important social works such as Hiperactivos, Enfermedades raras, and Celíacos famosos, among other publications.

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Fearless public speaking, 09:00 - 10:45

Practical course on communication skills to succeed in work and life
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Mohamed El Amrani

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Journalist and social entrepreneur. Creator of the Associació Xarxa de Convivència de Roses(Roses Coexistence Association Network), thanks to which the European University of Madrid and the International Youth Foundation presented him with the National Young Social Entrepreneur Award. The Xarxa de Convivència is aimed at young people at risk of social exclusion or who come from dysfunctional families, above all immigrants with integration problems and, in general, anyone who supports the idea of a cohesive society. Mohamed also collaborates with different media. 

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Nast Marrero

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Founder of Agile Consulting SL. Expert in applying methods and procedures that implement and improve business processes, using techniques such as Scrum, Lean, Agile and GTD (Get Things Done), among others. Associate professor of entrepreneurship at the IE Business School and visiting professor at the Chair of Entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe.

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Entrepreneurshit, 10:45 - 12:00

Demystifying the startup utopia
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Nicolás Alcalá

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His audiovisual project The Cosmonaut managed to gather $500,000 worth of funding through 5,000 crowdfunding donors. He directed a team of 200 people to create a transmedia experience on the space race.

nicolasalcala.com

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Virtual reality, 12:00 - 13:45

A tool that can change everything
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Oriol Mitjà

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Doctor specialising in infectious diseases with a doctorate in Medicine and special advisor to the WHO on yaws, a neglected tropical infection that affects children in poor and rural populations, causing disfiguration and painful lesions on the skin and bones. He received the 2013 FPdGi Scientific Research Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication to the field of infectious diseases endemic in developing countries, and for the great international impact of his work to eradicate the disease yaws from the planet.

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Round Table, 19:30 - 20:00

Juan Carlos Ortega (moderator)
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Pablo Valcárcel

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Funding facilitator at Capital Cell and Lean Startup evangelist in LeanMonitor, where he mentors startups using the Lean and Agile methods for Top Seeds Lab and a number of universities (Sevilla, Málaga, Las Palmas, and UNIR). As CEO and co-founder of Geosophic he was one of the first Spanish entrepreneurs to participate in international acceleration programmes.

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Entrepreneurshit, 10:45 - 12:00

Demystifying the startup utopia
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Pep Torres

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Founder of the MIBA (Museum of Ideas & Inventions, Barcelona). Writer, musician, designer and inventor who decided in 1997 that he wanted to create a business dedicated to selling ideas and inventions. The difficulties that he has had to face, as well as the great leaps he has had to make at certain moments, have made for valuable experiences that are shown in the activities he carries out through his company, Stereonoise.

http://www.peptorres.es

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Free your ideas, 09:00 - 10:15

Small decisions can have unpredictable consequences
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Ramón Castresana

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Director of Human Resources at the Iberdrola Group, which has more than 30,000 employees in 40 countries. He is directly responsible for a team of more than 600 human resource professionals in 15 countries. In 2012 he received an award from the Association of Human Resource Directors (AEDIPE) for the best career path.

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How to attract talent , 09:00 - 10:15

People as a key element of success in organisations
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Risto Mejide

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Founding partner and executive creative director at the agency AFTERSHARE.TV since 2007, and executive producer for the television production company 60dB, which has a partnership with the Mediaset group, as well as founding partner of the startup accelerator Conector. In 2012 he was chosen by creative directors and advertising account directors as one of the top creative minds of the year. He is the author of several books on advertising and communication, and his latest work, Urbrands, was awarded the 2014 Espasa Prize.

ristomejide.com

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No future…, 10:45 - 12:00

Did the punks have it right?
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Roberto Romero

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Audiovisual producer and 3D artist working on visualization projects for the last 10 years. Pioneer in the creation of Virtual Reality oriented content for Oculus Rift and other devices. He currently runs the virtual reality Future Lighthouse studio, and is a member of the Global Shapers Madrid community, an initiative started by the World Economic Forum.

robertogeek.com

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Virtual reality, 12:00 - 13:45

A tool that can change everything
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Rolf Tarrach

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Professor of theoretical physics, Tarrach was chancellor of the University of Luxembourg from 2005 to December 2014, and he is the former president of the Higher Council for Scientific Research. He has received extensive international recognition and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Petersburg. He has been recently elected president of the European University Association.

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The pleasure of deciding , 09:00 - 10:15

A game of deduction, reasoning and intuition
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Senén Barro

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Former rector of the University of Santiago (2002-2010) and current president of RedEmprendia. Barro heads the Intelligent Systems Group at the University of Santiago. He is also a founding partner of the spin-off project SITUM Technologies. Professionally speaking, he considers himself to be a researcher, intraentrepreneurentrepreneur and meta-entrepreneur.

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A Word from the Wise I, 10:45 - 12:00

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Sergi Loughney

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Social responsibility in the twenty-first century

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Sergi Loughney, 14:30 - 16:30

Social responsibility in the twenty-first century
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Sergio Marco

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Computer engineer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) with over 10 years’ experience in technology and business consulting for large companies and organisations. He is the head of the corporate social responsibility programme for Everis, which focuses on encouraging vocation in STEM subjects. He is head of education in the Everis Public Sector Department. He also worked on the internal entrepreneurship department at Everis and participated in the launch of new businesses within the group. He is a consultant for several technological startups.

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Imagine, program and share , 10:45 - 12:00

Computational thinking in the classroom
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Tito Spinola

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One of the key members of the Education and Young People programme at Ashoka. His mid-term objectives include supporting the search for schools and young changemakers, as well as promoting the creation of a nationwide network for them. He has a master’s in NGO management, and has worked with different aid organisations in Madagascar, Spain and the United States. 

titospinola.com

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Elevator pitch for social change, 09:00 - 10:45

How to effectively explain your projects
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Tobias Hug

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He has been singing, teaching, travelling for almost 20 years - an a cappella journeyman and beatbox gypsy. He is deeply involved in the a cappella and choral music scene around the globe, a connecting and well-connected figure.
Based in London, Tobias has performed or collaborated with The Swingle Singers, Bobby McFerrin, World Music stars Zap Mama, the Puppini Sisters, the London Voices, Jazzchor Freiburg and many more. He currently performs with his The Beatbox Collective, with his own Loop Solo Programme and focusses on Master Studies in ‘Rhythmic Choir Conducting’at the Royal Conservatory of Aalborg, Denmark. His new group Beatvox recently won the UK Event Entertainment Award 2014 for Best New Act (‘Beat the Brief’ Competition). 

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Toni Segarra

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Co-founder of the advertising agency SCPF in 1996, a creative company that has won numerous international awards, including 37 Lion awards at the Cannes Festival and more than a hundred Sol awards at the San Sebastián Festival, a benchmark event for the Latin American film industry. In 2000, a survey of professionals in the sector conducted by the magazine Anuncios chose him as the top creative mind of the century.

 

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No future…, 10:45 - 12:00

Did the punks have it right?
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Xavier Aldekoa

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Opening Conference, 18:30 - 19:00

Graça Machel talks with Xavier Aldekoa
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Xavier Pont

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Social entrepreneur and co-founder and managing director of the Ship2B Foundation. He is also on the board of directors at the Borges Group and Veritas, among other companies, and coordinates the Momentum Project mentoring programme. He held the post of Strategic Project manager at the Regional Government of Catalonia, and has promoted several economic development projects in the public sector.

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A Word from the Wise II, 12:30 - 13:45

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Xavier Pont, 14:30 - 16:30

Meaningful enterprise: social entrepreneurs
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Zuberoa Marcos

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Curator at the international video channel Yahoo Science. She is an expert in scientific communication and training researchers in how to better explain their projects and advancements. She also trains secondary school teachers so that they can better explain science to their students using multimedia resources.

about.me/zuberoa.marcos

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How to explain a research project in one minute, 12:30 - 13:45

How to make science more appealing in the media
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