"With Brilliant Minds,
we hope to challenge conventional
thinking in business and society,
and identify new drivers,
incentives and components
of modern creativity."

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BRILLIANT MINDS 8-9 JUNE, Grand Hôtel, Stockholm

is the intimate flagship event of Symposium Stockholm that gathers the world’s edgiest creators and purposeful leaders. Through Brilliant Minds we create a collaborative platform for innovating the future by relentless challenging the present. The beauty of Brilliant Minds is its pristine vision toward the highest levels of thought leadership with no agenda, no commercialism or bought messaging, beyond spreading and generating great ideas, and bringing the best people together. We are an event whose currency lies solely in people. We break the hottest talent and are a platform for next generation innovators to the world.

Numanity

The marriage between humanity and technology is the great test of modern times. Soon everything will be connected to the Internet. Politics, personal identity and tech will need to speak a more unified language and build a common story of the next wave of human evolution. At Brilliant Minds 2017 we co-write the narrative of “Numanity”, the story and values that will drive the future of how humans will relate to technology and how technology will change the definition of humanity. This is an unparalleled opportunity to participate in collaborative creativity at the highest levels and be exposed to the inner circle of the world’s most exclusive, uncompromised talent. Join our community of tomorrow’s creatives making the world a better place.

Brilliant Minds Program

Thursday June 8th


9:30 – Registration


10:00 – Welcome & Live Performance
Astrid S
Natalia Brzezinski, CEO, Symposium Stockholm 
Jason Diakité “Timbuktu”, Hip-Hop Artist & Author


10:05 – Leadership of Tomorrow, the Future is NOW
Sandy Hill, Athlete & Author
Veronica Webb, Supermodel, Fashion & Beauty Influencer, Entrepreneur
Esther Wojcicki, Founder, Palo Alto High Media Arts Center
Moderator: Massimo Redaelli, Founder, Prima


10:30 – Sustainability in Fashion: Reinventing the Supply Chain
Hal Watts, Co-Founder & CEO, Unmade


10:40 – The Death of the Instrument
Roland Lamb, CEO & Founder, ROLI
Live performance with PARISI


10:55 – The Evolution of Propaganda
Matthew Freud, Founder, Freuds
Moderator: Jon Lovett, Founder, Crooked Media


11:10 – Next Brilliant in Tech: Warpin’ Media
Caroline Roth, Co-Founder & CEO, Warpin’ Media


11:15 – From Social Gaming to Mixed Reality
Clive Downie, CMO, Unity
John Hanke, Co-Founder & CEO, Niantic, Inc.
Moderator: Bing Gordon, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


11:35 – The Future is Female
Madame Gandhi, Musician & Feminist Activist


11:45 – Lunch Break


13:00 – Welcome Back & Live Performance
Charlie Puth


13:05 – Disruption: Technology as a Disruptive Change Agent
Tony Fadell, Inventor of the iPod, iPhone, Founder of Nest
Moderator: Laurie Segall, Tech Reporter, CNN


13:30 – Defining Numanity with an Artist’s Voice
Marina Abramovic
Olafur Eliasson
Jeff Koons
Moderators:
Natalia Brzezinski, CEO, Symposium Stockholm
Daniel Birnbaum, Director, Moderna Museet


14:25 – Break


14:45 – Robots: Are we There Yet?
Danica Kragic, Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH


14:55 – Going Global From Day One
Binny Bansal, Group CEO & Co-Founder, FlipKart
Moderator: Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq


15:10 – The Next Brilliants in Tech: Hello There
Oskar Eklund, Founder & CEO, Hello There


15:15 – Live Performance

Linnea Henriksson


15:20 – Bold Beats

Mark Pincus, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Zynga
Moderator: Tony Conrad, Co-Founder, about.me & Parter, True Ventures


15:40 – The Honesty of People’s Real Lives

Mary McCartney, Photographer
Moderator: Juliet de Baubigny, Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


15:55 – Live Performance
Rita Wilson, Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer
Introduced by: Bing Gordon, General Parter, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


16:05 – Break


16:25 – Impact & Culture
Pharrell Williams, Grammy Award Winning, Oscar Nominated Musician & Producer


16:45 – Food, Family, Fashion & Fun
Maye Musk, Model & Dietitian-Nutritionist
Kimbal Musk, Co-Founder, The Kitchen
Moderator: Natalia Brzezinski, CEO, Symposium Stockholm


17:05 – The Next Brilliants in Tech: ReachTail
Tahero Nori, Founder & Executive Chairman, ReachTail


17:10 – Pivot
Evan Williams, Co-Founder, Twitter & Founder, Medium
Moderator: Quincy Smith, Co-Founder & Partner, CODE Advisors


17:30 – Live Performance
Julia Michaels


17:40 – Food in Pop Culture
Mario Batali, Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author
Action Bronson, Rapper & Chef
Moderator: Ronan Farrow, Activist, Journalist, Lawyer & former U.S. Government Advisor


18:00 – Closing Remarks & Cocktail

Friday June 9th


12:00 – Registration


12:30 – Welcome & Live Performance

The Aces
Hosts:
Natalia Brzezinski, CEO, Symposium Stockholm
Jason Diakité “Timbuktu”, Hip-Hop Artist & Author


12:35 – Future of Investment: Utopia or Oblivion?

Chris Sacca, Founder & Chairman, Lowercase Capital
Moderator: Harry Stebbings, Founder, The Twenty Minute VC


13:10 – Digital citizenship

Glenn Otis Brown, Chief Digital Officer, Obama Foundation
Moderator: Natalia Brzezinski, CEO, Symposium Stockholm


13:25 – b.1982, Los Angeles

Alex Israel, Founder & CEO, Freeway Eyewear


13:35 – Finding our Space

Robyn, Grammy-winning Popstar
Andrea Wong, Board Member, Liberty Media
Moderator: Sonali De Rycker, Partner, Accel


13:55 – The Next Brilliants in Tech: KRY
Johannes Schildt, Co-Founder & CEO, KRY


14:00 – Live Performance

Tove Styrke


14:05 – Break


14:25 – Hacking the Brain for Deeper Human Insight

Kei Shimada, Global Director of Innovation and Business Development, Dentsu


14:35 – Using Your Platform for Others

Christy Turlington Burns, Founder & CEO, Every Mother Count
Moderator: James Higa, Mentor in Residence, Index Ventures


14:55 – The Next Brilliants in Tech: Natural Cycles

Raoul Scherwitzl, CEO & Co-Founder, Natural Cycles


15:00 – Great Expectations: The Best and Worst of Times for Media

Jason Hirschhorn, CEO, REDEF
Moderator: Rebecca Jarvis, Tech/Business Anchor, ABC News


15:20 – Powering Human Connection with Technology

Nicolas Brusson, Co-Founder & CEO, BlaBlaCar
Moderator: Sabinije von Gaffke, Moderator & Global Communications Expert


15:35 – Is the Internet Killing Intimacy?

Rashida Jones, Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Producer
Moderator: Quincy Jones III, Co-Founder & CCO, WeMash


15:50 – Live Performance

Frida Josefsson


15:55 – Break


16:15 – Future of Creativity, an Investor’s Epic Journey

Len Blavatnik, Chairman, Access Industries
Moderator: Natalia Brzezinski, CEO, Symposium Stockholm


16:35 – Transformation and Reinvention In Modern Music

Nick Jonas, Recording Artist & Songwriter
Phil McIntyre, Founder & CEO, Philymack
Moderator: Ralph Simon, Founder & Chief Executive, Mobilium Global


16:55 -Live Performance
Bea Miller


17:00 – The Next Brilliants in Tech: Auddly

Niclas Molinder, Founder, Music Rights Awareness Foundation and Auddly


17:05 – Unsung Heroes: The Poets Behind the Scenes

Boi1da, Music Producer
Savan, Songwriter
Moderator: Daniel Glass, Founder & CEO, Glassnote Records


17:30 – You can Make a Difference

Usher, Singer & Songwriter
Felicitas Reyes, Graduate of University of Southern California
Moderator: Natalia Brzezinski, CEO, Symposium Stockholm


17:50 – Closing Remarks & Live Performance

Skip Marley

Speakers

Action Bronson

Rapper & Renowned Chef

Alex Israel

Founder & CEO
Freeway Eyewear

Andrea Wong

Board Member
Liberty Media

Bing Gordon

General Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Binny Bansal

Group CEO & Co-Founder
Flipkart

Boi1da

Music Producer

Bruce Aust

Vice Chairman
Nasdaq

Caroline Roth

Co-Founder & CEO
Warpin' Media AB

Chris Sacca

Founder & Chairman
Lowercase Capital

Christy Turlington Burns

Founder & CEO
Every Mother Counts

Clive Downie

Chief Marketing Officer
Unity

Danica Kragic

Professor
Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

Daniel Birnbaum

Director
Moderna Museet

Daniel Glass

Founder/President
Glassnote Entertainment Group

Evan Williams

Co-Founder, Founder & CEO
Twitter, Medium

Esther Wojcicki

Founder
Palo Alto High Media Arts Center

Felicitas Reyes

Graduate Student
University of Southern California

Glenn Otis Brown

Chief Digital Officer
Obama Foundation

Hal Watts

Co-Founder & CEO
Unmade

Harry Stebbings

Founder
The Twenty Minute VC

James Higa

Mentor-in-Residence
Index Ventures

Jason Diakité

Hip-hop Artist & Author

Jason Hirschhorn

CEO & Chief Curator
REDEF

Jeff Koons

Artist

Johannes Schildt

Co-Founder & CEO
KRY

John Hanke

Co-Founder & CEO
Niantic, Inc.

Jon Lovett

Founder
Crooked Media

Juliet de Baubigny

Senior Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Kei Shimada

Global Director of Innovation & Business Development, Dentsu

Kimbal Musk

Co-Founder
The Kitchen

Laurie Segall

Tech Reporter
CNN

Len Blavatnik

Founder & Chairman
Access Industries

Madame Gandhi

Musician & Feminist Activist

Marina Abramovic

Artist

Mario Batali

Chef

Mark Pincus

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Zynga

Mary McCartney

Photographer

Matthew Freud

Founder
Freuds

Maye Musk

Model & Dietitian-Nutritionist

Natalia Brzezinski

CEO
Symposium Stockholm

Nick Jonas

Recording Artist & Songwriter

Niclas Molinder

Founder
Music Rights Awareness Foundation & Auddly

Nicolas Brusson

CEO & Co-Founder
BlablaCar

Olafur Eliasson

Artist

Oskar Eklund

Founder & CEO
Hello There

Pharrell Williams

Grammy award winning, Oscar nominated musician and producer

Phil McIntyre

Founder & CEO
Philymack

Ralph Simon

Founder/Chief Executive
Mobilium Global

Raoul Scherwitzl

CEO & Co-Founder
Natural Cycles

Rashida Jones

Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Producer

Rebecca Jarvis

Chief Business/Tech & Economics Correspondent
ABC News

Rita Wilson

Actor/Singer-Songwriter/Producer

Robin Carlsson

Grammy-winning popstar also known as Robyn

Roland Lamb

Founder & CEO
ROLI

Ronan Farrow

NBC News Anchor/Investigative Reporter, Lawyer, and former U.S. Government Advisor

Sabinije von Gaffke

Founder
The Game Changer Global Initiative

Sandy Hill

Athlete & Author

Savan

Songwriter

Sonali De Rycker

Partner
Accel

Steve Stoute

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Translation

Tahero Nori

Founder & Executive Chairman
ReachTail AB

Tony Conrad

Co-Founder & CEO of about.me
Partner at True Ventures

Tony Fadell

Inventor of the iPod and iPhone
Founder/Former CEO of Nest

Usher

Singer & Songwriter

Veronica Webb

Supermodel, Public Speaker, Fashion & Beauty Influencer, Entrepreneur

Artists

Astrid S

Singer

Bea Miller

Singer

Charlie Puth

Singer & Songwriter

Frida Josefsson

Singer

Julia Michaels

Singer

Kiana Ledé

Singer/Songwriter

Linnea Henriksson

Singer/Songwriter

Skip Marley

Singer-Songwriter

Tove Styrke

Singer/Songwriter

Advisory Board

Gunhild Stordalen

Founder
EAT Foundation

Robin Carlsson

Grammy-winning popstar also known as Robyn

Niklas Zennström

Founder
Skype and Atomico

Karl-Johan Persson

CEO
H&M

Marcus Wallenberg

Chairman
SEB

Juliet de Baubigny

Senior Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Carl Manneh

Co-Founder
Mojang

Partners

Absolute
Accel
Amazon Web Services
Axel Johnson
BMW
Grand Hôtel Stockholm
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
Mediatec Solutions Sweden
Nasdaq Stockholm
Northzone Ventures Sweden
Norrsken House
Roder STHLM
SAS
Swedbank
Telia Company
The Raine Group
TruBe

 

Media Partner

New York Times International Edition

 

With Special Thanks to our Contributing Brands

Andrea Reschia
Ann-Sofie Back
Archive 7
Björk & Berries
CDLP
Cornelia Webb
Dagmar
Estrelle & Thilde
Flyte
Gram Shoes
Hope
Kronaby
Lilla Bruket
Marimekko
Mumbai Stockholm Jewlery
OAS
Odd Molly
Sacha Juan
Sandlund Hossein
Sandqvist
Stutterheim
Triwa
Vasuma
Verso
Zound Industries

Contact

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES
contact@symposium.co

PRESS INQUIRIES
press@symposium.co

 

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