On a mission with sounds and emotions… Robert’s musical output is inspiring and staggering. A true one-man operation, he writes, records and performs solo; commanding an ever-expanding touring schedule, tailoring the music he creates to the cities he visits. But that’s only part of the puzzle, Babicz’s art is comprised of more than just his music. He films everything. Using his music to open doors and build relationships with people in only the way music can, he then records his experiences and interaction on film, both still and moving, later editing the images together as a picture track to his audio. Robert creates short films that capture the emotions, colours and feel of his trips, his music and the people he finds who want to be part of that experience. In turn these then also have an effect on his music colouring his emotive, unique take on electronica with a very human feel.
Gabriel Glöckler has been with the European Central Bank since 1999 and is currently Deputy Head of the EU Institutions Division within the Bank’s Directorate General International and European Relations. As such, he is in charge of the ECB’s interaction with “Brussels” and actively involved in the ongoing European discussions on the sovereign debt crisis, the further evolution of economic governance and the crisis resolution efforts. Previously, he served five years as Counsellor/Chief of Staff to the ECB’s Vice-President Lucas Papademos and before that as (Senior) Economist. Prior to joining the Bank, he was teaching at the College of Europe. Gabriel, who grew up in Leipzig (East Germany), studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University and holds a Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges. He regularly delivers guest lectures in a variety of academic and public settings and also forms part in the ECB’s outreach to the financial sector in across Europe and beyond. His areas of expertise cover European monetary, economic and political integration; economic governance and reform of the governance framework; crisis management and the European financial stability and supervision framework.
Manouchehr Shamsrizi is student coordinator of the European Center for Sustainability Research at Zeppelin University and a Global Justice Fellow at Yale’s Chair for Philosophy and International Affairs as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. His academic activities includes membership in several think-tanks including the “beta-group” of ZEIT Foundation, Google’s Co:llaboratory, the German Council on Foreign Affairs, Wilton Park’s Atlantic Youth Forum and the “Yunus Brainpool”, a Generation Y advisory board of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus’ Grameen Creative Lab and the FutureChallenges – Project by Bertelsmann Foundation. He was elected a “European Future Leader”, a “One Young World Ambassador”, a “Leading Digital Native”, a “Sandbox Global Ambassador” and was a “Leader of Tomorrow” at the 41th and 42th St. Gallen Symposium. Manouchehr is a strategist for StartUps, especially consulting Private Equity firms and Head of Business Development of a German-Swiss organizational consulting company. He is dramaturg of the Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, consisting of more than one hundred performance artist as well as a Senior Advisor to the “What took you so long” Foundation’s disruptive-filmmaking Team.
Born 1971 in Münster, Germany, Friedemann Eichhorn studied violin with Prof. Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Alberto Lysy at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland and with Margaret Pardee at the Juilliard School New York. He regularly performs with orchestras such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic or the SWR-Radio-Orchestra and concertized with Yuri Bashmet, Saschko Gawriloff, Gidon Kremer, Yehudi Menuhin and Igor Oistrakh. Friedemann enjoys chamber music collaborations with José Gallardo, Julius Berger, Alexander Hülshoff and Thomas Müller-Pering. He played at international venues such as Münchener Gasteig, Schauspielhaus Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmony, Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival and recorded several CDs. Since 2002 Friedemann Eichhorn is professor for violin at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar and Artistic Director of the International Louis-Spohr-Competition for young violinists. In 2005 he was awarded the George Enescu Medal from the Roumanien Cultural Institute. He plays a violin by Nicola Gagliano, 1758 and received a Ph.D. in musicology from the Mainz university.
Der Graffiti Künstler “Bomber” spricht über seine Kunst und deren Form der Kommunikation im Stadtraum und darüber, wie sich das Style Writing im Laufe der Jahre entwickelt und sowohl Stadt als auch Kommunikation verändert hat.
Political Correctness ist nichts anders als die Angst vor der Einsicht in die eigene Schlechtigkeit.” Über die Mechanismen der falschen Rede referiert Philosoph Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Grün bei TEDxRheinMain.
Matthias Adler talks about microfinance and how the economy serves peoples’ needs, not the other way round. He holds a master’s degree in economics (University of Tübingen). After working with the German Foreign Ministry in various embassies in developing countries for six years, he works at KfW Entwicklungsbank as principal financial sector economist and microfinance specialist. Since 2007, he has been working particularlx on the cross-cutting issue of “responsible finance”. M. Adler is involved in global microfinance investment funds. Since August 2009, he has served as a member of the Executive Committee of CGAP a worldwide microfinance platform. Most recently, he has been actively involved in designing new financial instruments such as education finance.
A few years after qualifying as a British family doctor, Peter Campbell moved to the former Soviet Union to work for 12 years on health development projects. He returned in 2008 to study for a Master’s degree in International Health at Heidelberg University and has since then been working as a Public Health consultant in places such as Malawi, Egypt, Ethiopia as well as the Central Asian. From his experience, Peter Campbell will focus on the big picture of large organisations, and their efforts to achieve results.
Andrew Bredenkamp is president and founder of Acrolinx. Andrew has over 20 years of experience in multilingual information development. Before starting Acrolinx, Andrew was Head of the Technology Transfer Centre at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Language Technology Lab. Andrew Bredenkamp holds degrees in technical translation and linguistics and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics. He is on the advisory board of a number of organizations, including Translators without Borders and The Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL).
Daniel Kraft is an optimist with a passion for all things new. He says:”It took me some time to realize that, so I went on a journey: Originally growing up in a village I started working in Frankfurt, London, Singapore, Prague, Toronto, New York and some stops in between. I worked at a factory, the farmers market, was tiling floors, outsourced an Asian warehouse operations, reengineered business processes, took companies public and took them back private, was a banker, an investment banker, an investor, a CFO, mister mom, a CEO and now being back to the basics: optimistic about all things new.”