Dr. Emily Anhalt is the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa. As a psychoanalytic psychologist, she has spent the past decade working clinically with entrepreneurs, and conducted extensive research about how people can improve their mental and emotional fitness. Frustrated with the quick-fix attitude of mental healthcare in our culture, she wanted to create a mental health solution that honors the complexity of the human condition and the importance of clinical integrity. She has spoken around the world about proactive mental health and emotional fitness, and has collaborated with some of the fastest-growing technology companies and VC firms in the world, including Google, Asana, Github, Unilever, and Bloomberg.
This is the core, the heart of our event: the speakers. They are the ones who want to inspire, encourage and motivate. The people delivering the content for this year's Berlin edition will be revealed bit by bit. Come back and find out who’s part of the 2023 Berlin show.
Designer, founder, investor, advisor, and occasional startup therapist – Josh is a design technologist turned entrepreneur and investor. He is an active Advisor and angel investor, working with companies like Highnote.fm, RunwayML, Flow Engineering, Balsa, and more. He was the cofounder and CEO of Abstract, the Executive Chairman of Awesome.ai, founder of the incubator Habitat Technologies, and Principal Designer at Twitter from 2010-2013. As well as co-authoring 52weeksofux.com with Joshua Porter, Josh Brewer has been a vocal advocate for Design Leadership, speaking about the challenges of building Design-led companies and products at scale.
Rob Draper is a British Artist & Designer who has gained global acclaim for his unique take on creativity and an international client list ranging from The Golden Globes, NASA/JPL, Nike, Gap, Levi's, Samsung, Penguin, Pentagram, Gumball 3000, Sunglass Hut and WWF.
His work has been featured in the worldwide press from IdN International Designers Network, Design Taxi, UC Quarterly, The Design Museum London, The Daily Mail and has been featured in numerous art/design/style/creativity books and publications.
Tammy Everts is Chief Experience Officer at SpeedCurve, where she helps companies explore the intersection between website performance, user experience, and business metrics. Tammy has spent more than two decades studying how people use the web. Over the years, she has worked on groundbreaking studies that involved EEG headsets, facial action coding, and Google's machine-learning system. Her book, Time Is Money: The Business Value of Web Performance (O'Reilly), is a distillation of much of this research. She is co-chair of the annual performance.now() conference. She also co-curates WPO Stats, a collection of performance case studies.
Her latest research focuses on cybersecurity, tinkering with the radio frequency spectrum and prototyping on-skin interfaces. She shares all her projects on her website charliegerard.dev.
Robert works as a Designer and creative Director based in Munich, Germany, with a strong focus on motion graphics and animation for a wide range of projects from opening titles to showroom trailers and film projects.
Passion and enthusiasm drive him to create beautiful imagery and animation in every project. No matter if it’s live action, 2D or 3D animation – or everything combined. For the past 15 years he has worked with clients such as Adobe, Apple, Audi, BenQ, BMW, Carl Zeiss, Elgato, Mammut, Maxon, Wacom, etc.
Besides his creative work, he loves to share his experience and knowledge.
He is a speaker and a guest lecturer at schools, universities and various international events, which included among others: Adobe MAX, IBC, FMX, Animago, Siggraph and Cannes Lions.
Salventius is a Dutch artist studied film at art school but found himself loads of other ways to express himself with stories he wants to tell.
“Art is a beautiful communication channel, it is not like the news. It has the same mass communication intensity, but with a huge difference. Art is only communicating when it hits you. It is not pretending to be the truth, in every inch it has the quality of being a thought, feeling or expression and insight of its maker.”
When he concluded his photography project ‘Portrait Of Landscapes’ in 2012, he became a father of two. This significant event not only introduced new life into his world but also ignited an inner quest. In that very year, without fully realising it, he took of on a pursuit to uncover the essence of creating in the moment.
“I see the moment as a lost art. Through my work, I aim to explore and immerse myself more in the present moment. By sharing this experience, I hope that the insights gained will resonate with others, fostering an appreciation for the moment, the ‘nowness’, even more.”
Illustrator and animator based in Paris, Guillaume creates colourful and living mini worlds, populated by friendly characters and curious vehicles.
Piccia Neri is a UX and accessible design lead, consultant and speaker, empowering businesses and agencies to win on the web by putting users at the centre. She loves educating designers and developers in the best UX, UI and accessibility practices via workshops, courses, and talks, in 3 languages. Piccia’s current main focus is on balancing creativity and accessibility, without sacrificing either.
Joel is a consultant, lecturer and artist. He loves designing constraints and curating context for projects as well as being a catalyst for learning for both students and clients, helping them to build capacity and enabling them to pass on their knowledge to others. Joel particularly loves thinking about new uses of technology as part of a group and then helping to make those uses happen.
Ever since Joel saw the Wizard of Oz he’s been interested in the mechanisms or systems that enable stories to be told or society to function. He’s interested in making work that allows for real-time interaction between people, places, stories and objects through the use of technology.
Currently Joel is researching solar-powered computing, the history of weaving and global scale augmented reality sculpture.
Yasaman Sheri is Designer & Director, investigating human relationship to technology and the creative inquiry into ecology and life sciences. Her artistic and critical practice explores the plurality of senses and sensing, perception and the invisible scales at which humans frame and reframe ecology through culture, society and technology. She is the Principal Investigator of Serpentine Galleries Synthetic Ecologies Lab and an educator and design leader with more than a decade of experience in building platforms and novel interfaces in mixed reality, immersive computing, and life sciences.
Shirley Wu is an award-winning creative focused on data-driven art and visualisations. She has worked with clients such as Google, The Guardian, Scientific American, SFMOMA, NBC Universal, and International Rescue Committee to develop custom, highly interactive data visualisations. She combines her love of art, math, and code into colourful, compelling narratives that push the boundaries of the web.
In 2021, she co-authored Data Sketches with Nadieh Bremer, a hybrid textbook and coffee table book that detail the process behind 24 data visualisation projects.
She is currently finishing a Master's at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP, May 2023), with the goal of bringing her data stories into the physical world.
Her work can be found at shirleywu.studio.