Dean Kamen is an American entrepreneur, inventor, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His inventions include the revolutionary Segway personal transportation system and IBOT, a uniquely designed powered wheelchair that "walks" over curbs and stairs. At the age of 30, Dean sold his first company and in 1982 founded DEKA Research & Development Corp. His roles as inventor and advocate are intertwined with his own passion to focus on medical innovations aimed at improving lives around the world. In 1989 he founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating young people to understand, use, and enjoy science and technology. In Dean’s session, you will hear about his push for big ideas, his cool gizmos, and his quest for the next generation of miracles.
Join Shaili Chopra, the founder of SheThePeople.TV, India's biggest platform focused on real women with real stories, as she talks in detail about the women in India, the gig economy, and the digital opportunity. India, which contains an amazing population of 600 million women, provides a voice that can be matched in very few places around the world. As a result, you will get a true feel for how transformational female talent is by looking at one of the world’s biggest markets.
Ben Nemtin is on a mission to achieve the unthinkable. From playing basketball with President Obama to streaking a soccer field, from raising more than $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to strive for greatness. He weaves the compelling story of how The Buried Life started with 100 impossible dreams scribbled on a piece of paper and grew into a global movement of millions, and skillfully connects his story to the fabric of our daily lives.
Ben’s message of radical possibility combined with his 5 Steps to Making the Impossible Possible leaves audiences not only inspired but also equipped to tackle the seemingly insurmountable. His system of achieving any goal demystifies daunting tasks and turns “dreams” into projects by creating a digestible pathway to success. Mediocre is crowded; raise your bar and surprise yourself.