We are pleased to announce the distinguished speakers who present the key questions at Future Forum Lucerne 2016 :
Georges T. Roos, Futurist, Lucerne, Switzerland
Georges T. Roos is the founder and CEO of ROOS TRENDS & FUTURES, and of the European Futurists Conference Lucerne (2004). He is one of Switzerland’s leading futurists. Since 1997 has focused on analysing the driving forces of societal change. His prognoses point to the future of our society in a globalised world, specify the challenges, lay out the risks while emphatically emphasising the opportunities of change. He is the author of several studies and publications. Before founding his own institute in 2000 he was a member of the management board of the Gottfried Duttweiler Institute.
Denisa Kera, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore
Denisa Kera is Assistant Professor at the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore. Her present research brings together history of science, philosophy and design. She works on creating design probes and tools for deliberation and public participation in science. Kera follows and supports science community labs and alternative R&D places (Hackerspaces, FabLabs) across the world with a special focus on DIYbio movements, consumer genomics and various citizen science projects. The ethnographic research of these participative and design oriented forms of R&D is combined with genealogical interest in the origins of tinkering culture in 16. century mechanical arts, early visions of academies of sciences and discussions between science and alchemy.
Daniel Straub, Co-founder of Institut Zukunft, Zurich, Switzerland.
Daniel Straub is a psychologist, economist and project manager. 2009 he founded Agentur[zum]Grundeinkommen (Agency for an unconditional basic income) in Zürich with Christian Müller. Next to co-managing the Institut Zukunft he currently puts his heart and mind into working for the referendum in favour of the implementation of an unconditional basic income in Switzerland.
Jens O. Meissner, Professor of Innovation Management and Vice Head of Future Laboratory CreaLab at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Jens O. Meissner is Professor of Innovation and Risk Management and Vice Head of the Future Laboratory CreaLab at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts. His current research projects cover resilience and organizational development studies. He is a passionate scuba diver, an activity that needs ultimate resilience.
About the Convenors
The organizers of Future Forum Lucerne are core team members of the Future Laboratory CreaLab at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The CreaLab is supported by the departments of Business, Engineering & Architecture, Social Work and Informatics at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.