Tomas Diez / Fab City Research Lab Director / Smart Citizen Co-founder

Tomas_Diez_webTomas Diez is a Venezuela-born Urbanist specialized in digital fabrication and its implications in the future of cities. He is the director of Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Fab Academy global coordinator, and the European project manager of the Fab Foundation. He holds a Bachelor degree in Urban Planning and Sociology by the University Simon Bolivar (Caracas – Venezuela), a Diploma in social work at the University of La Havana (Cuba), a Master in Advanced Architecture by IAAC, and a Diploma on Digital Fabrication in a pilot program on the class “How to Make Almost Anything”, offered by MIT Center for Bits and Atoms in 2008 as the year zero of the Fab Academy. He works as a close collaborator in the development of the Fab Lab Network together with MIT and the Fab Foundation. He is a tutor in Design at the Royal College of Arts in London; co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and StudioP52 both in Barcelona, and has been the co-chair of the FAB10 Barcelona, the 10th international fab lab conference and annual meeting hosted by IAAC in 2014. Tomas has been appointed by The Guardian and Nesta as one of the top 10 digital social innovators to watch in 2013, and has been awarded by the Catalan ICT association as the entrepreneur of the year in 2014-15. His research interests relate to the use of digital fabrication tools to transform the reality, and how the use of new technologies can change the way people consume, produce and relate with each other in cities.

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Olga Graf / Human Centered Innovation Coach / Strategic Partner, J2C GmbH

Olga Graf

Olga Graf is a studied product and service designer.
Alongside her activity as a lecturer at HTW Berlin, where she currently teaches Design for Social Impact in the department of Industrial Design, she joined J2C GmbH about 2,5 years ago. At J2C she has been active as an innovation coach in the field of Human Centered Innovation across industries. The insights into diverse companies and close relations to startups have allowed her to build a profound understanding on the entrepreneurial culture and organizational structures in Germany. Nowadays, she is mainly focusing on innovation within the food supply chain.

J2C is a Berlin based innovation agency that accompanies organizatitons throughout their unique journey journeys of transformation by helping companies to deal with the rising complexity and speed in the modern social and business context.

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Fabian Winopal / CEO & Founder Tatcraft

FabianFabian Winopal is founder and CEO of Tatcraft. He studied in Frankfurt, Vina del Mar (Chile) and at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He earned his Master of Mergers and Acquisitions (Master of Laws) degree at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and worked with Allianz Global Investors, media venture capital funds in Shanghai, Deutsche Bank and Paarl Equity in Frankfurt.

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Kim Körber / Business Advisor BETTER ONE

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Kim is a university dropout, entrepreneur, business angel and advisor that wants to change the world for good. His past lies in FinTech and IoT, his passion with HR and New Work. He is currently advising SMEs on how to think their company as „a big family“ that needs trust, wants improvement and shows empathy for one another. Being „a master of ceremony“ started in his early twenties and is a loved and valued component in his daily business.

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