Architects of Tomorrow

The foundation stones of the future are being laid.

Tomorrow’s scientific breakthroughs, politics, business, culture and society are being built today, by forward thinking individuals the world over.

For the 11th year running, TEDxWarwick casts its eyes forward to the future that we are in the midst of creating - for better or worse. In a day filled with talks, performances, breakout sessions and more, we aim to find and celebrate the ideas of 14 fantastic people who are changing today’s landscape to carve out our shared future - the Architects of Tomorrow.

Join us as we’ll be revealing the speakers of the largest student-run TEDx conference in Europe over the coming weeks. Past speakers include: writer and political activist, Noam Chomsky; Planet Earth 2 producer, Ed Charles; Cameroon’s first female presidential candidate, Kah Walla, and many more.

From successful entrepreneurship and the latest developments in medicine, clean energy and artificial intelligence, to stories of personal struggle and achievement, our 2019 edition aims to go above and beyond to showcase the ideas that are beginning to shape the course of our next steps.

The speakers

Julia King
Urbanisation Sustainability
Julia King
Research Fellow at LSE Cities
Christopher Newman
Space Law
Christopher Newman
Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University
Julia Barbosa
Happiness
Julia Barbosa
Senior Manager at Save the Children UK
Olaf Otto
Aviation Electric vehicles
Olaf Otto
COO at Siemens - eAircraft Unit
Roger Sutcliffe
Philosophy Education
Roger Sutcliffe
Founder of DialogueWorks
Casper Slots
Medicine 3D printing
Casper Slots
CEO & Co-founder of Particle3D
Jennifer Fox
Sexual abuse
Jennifer Fox
Movie Director & Producer
James Furzer
Architecture
James Furzer
Award-winning architect
Shane Holland
Sustainability Food poverty
Shane Holland
Executive Chairman at Slow Food International
Hannah Anderson
Social media
Hannah Anderson
Director of Media, Creative & Brand Strategy at Media Chain
Enass Abo-Hamed
Renewable energy
Enass Abo-Hamed
CEO & Co-founder of H2GO Power
Gregory Klumov
Blockchain
Gregory Klumov
CEO & Founder of STASIS EURS
Poppy Gustafsson
AI Cybersecurity
Poppy Gustafsson
CEO at Darktrace
Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen
Business Digital age
Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen
Managing Partner at Nova Founders Capital

Location

Julia King
Urbanisation Sustainability
Julia King
Research Fellow at LSE Cities

Julia is a research fellow at LSE Cities and a design practitioner. She teaches and works on sanitation and housing in the context of rapid urbanisation. She has previously worked towards sanitation and housing improvements for marginalised communities in Delhi and has also focused on this area in the UK. She aims to place these infrastructures at the forefront of the fight against inequality and the drive for social justice. She has won numerous awards for her work including Emerging Woman Architect of the Year.

Christopher Newman
Space Law
Christopher Newman
Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University

Dr. Christopher J. Newman is currently working as a Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University. He is active in the teaching and research of space law and has published extensively on the legal and ethical underpinnings of space governance.

He is a member of the International Institute of Space Law and of the British Interplanetary Society, having contributed to their celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty. Christopher will be speaking on the ethics, economics and legal implications of space mining.

Julia Barbosa
Happiness
Julia Barbosa
Senior Manager at Save the Children UK

Julia is a Warwick alumnus, graduating with an LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights in 2009). Her talk is a thought-provoking discussion on how people understand work, fulfilment and happiness. It looks at the shifting paradigm of how we relate to work now, and what the future of work looks like. It is inspired by her voyage around the world and the people she met along the way - people from different walks of life who all had a special story to tell.

Olaf Otto
Aviation Electric vehicles
Olaf Otto
COO at Siemens - eAircraft Unit

Olaf is the COO for Siemens’ eAircraft unit, which is dedicated to designing and building hybrid-electric propulsion systems for aviation. Armed with a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, he can look back on long industrial career with stations in project and business management as well as strategy. Since 2016 he has been driving the programs and business development for eAircraft, which has been at the forefront of the future of flight.

Roger Sutcliffe
Philosophy Education
Roger Sutcliffe
Founder of DialogueWorks

Roger was one of the founding members of SAPERE, the leading UK charity for promoting Philosophy for Children (P4C), and was Chair from 1996 until 2003. In the same year he was elected President of ICPIC, the international equivalent of SAPERE.

Roger’s specialist areas are Philosophical/Dialogical Teaching, Inquiry-led Learning, Critical Thinking, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, Values Education and Philosophy for Global Citizenship. He is about to publish Thinking Moves A–Z, a comprehensive scheme for the teaching of thinking.

Casper Slots
Medicine 3D printing
Casper Slots
CEO & Co-founder of Particle3D

Casper Slots is the co-founder and CEO of Particle3D, a medical technology start-up founded in 2017. Particle3D’s vision is to give surgeons back the power to develop personalised implants instead of using off-the-shelf products. P3D’s core technologies revolve around 3D-printable bio-inks composed of beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP).

Jennifer Fox
Sexual abuse
Jennifer Fox
Movie Director & Producer

Jennifer is an internationally acclaimed producer, director, writer and camerawoman. Fox recently completed her first fiction feature as director and producer of Emmy–nominated film The Tale - working with with an outstanding all-star cast, including Laura Dern and Ellen Burstyn. The film is based on her own experience with child sexual abuse and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, with IndieWire calling it, “an immense, brave, and genuinely earth-shaking self-portrait”.

James Furzer
Architecture
James Furzer
Award-winning architect

An award-winning architect, James is best known for his design projects which intend to provide shelter to the homeless. His project ‘Homes for the Homeless’ develops a modular homeless shelter that would hang off the sides of existing buildings. James has worked to create a name for himself and his work within the industry of architecture. In recent years, he has become a frequent guest writer in Grand Designs Magazine and has made live appearances on the news, addressing his efforts towards combating homelessness through architectural design. Due to his success, in 2015 and more recent years, James was a member of the judging panel for the International WAN Awards for the Small Spaces Category.

Shane Holland
Sustainability Food poverty
Shane Holland
Executive Chairman at Slow Food International

Shane is the Executive Chairman of Slow Food International in the UK. He has held CEO positions within both the business and charity sectors and has chaired a number of large NFPs. Within the third sector his work has focussed on our most vulnerable citizens, their issues of food poverty & food skills, education, offending, and access to service. His other current roles include chairing Eat Club, an organisation that teaches food skills to young people and sitting as a trustee of the charity United St Saviours, which gives grants to community groups and other charities in excess of £1 million a year. A food writer – specialist subject, cheese – he also frequently sits on expert panels, appears both in print and on the radio, lectures at universities, and carries out dozens of speaking engagements a year.

Hannah Anderson
Social media
Hannah Anderson
Director of Media, Creative & Brand Strategy at Media Chain

Hannah is the Director of Media, Creative and Brand Strategy at Media Chain, part of Social Chain, one of the world’s most influential social media publishing houses. The communities she has created have now grown to 75 million followers, their engagement ratios making them the most engaged social media portfolio in the world.

Today Media Chain control over 100 channels across major consumer passion points including sport, fitness, food and lifestyle. Hannah oversees a team of fifty who are focused on growing new media platforms. Hannah has been listed in Vogue’s 25 most influential women in Britain.

Enass Abo-Hamed
Renewable energy
Enass Abo-Hamed
CEO & Co-founder of H2GO Power

Enass is the co-founder and CEO at H2GO Power, an award-winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge developing energy storage technologies. She completed her PhD at University of Cambridge, where she was also a postdoctoral fellow and elected Cambridge University Energy Champion. Enass has 10 years of research and business experience in hydrogen production, nanotechnology, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. Currently she is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA).

Gregory Klumov
Blockchain
Gregory Klumov
CEO & Founder of STASIS EURS

Gregory Klumov is the CEO and founder of stasis.net, the first platform that legally tokenizes fiat currencies and transforms them into digital versions on a blockchain.

Gregory started his career at the age of 15 as an entrepreneur when he founded a high-speed Internet Service Provider. He has over 15 years of experience in alternative investment management, having traded and allocated institutional capital as a portfolio manager and an investment director.

Poppy Gustafsson
AI Cybersecurity
Poppy Gustafsson
CEO at Darktrace

Poppy is a co-founder of Darktrace, the world’s leading artificial intelligence company for cyber defence, which under her leadership has reached a $1.65 billion ‘unicorn’ valuation in under five years, as well as being named Europe’s “Fastest Growing Super Scale-up” by Tech Tour. Poppy is also a qualified chartered accountant and previously served as the company’s CFO. She has prior experience in financial controller positions in the technology and venture capital sectors and was named City A.M.’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2017.

Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen
Business Digital age
Mads Faurholt-Jorgensen
Managing Partner at Nova Founders Capital

Mads is the definition of a serial entrepreneur, having founded over 20 companies at the mere age of 34. His businesses span a range of industries, including finance, conferences and education as well as the food industry. Mads has worked with high-profile investors like Goldman Sachs, Alibaba and the World Bank and is Managing Partner at his company Nova Founders Capital. Drawing on his wealth of experience, Mads will deliver insights into how the top companies of today operate on the international marketplace and the role of the digital age in revolutionising business development.