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With 20 years of experience in communication, training, coaching, and facilitation, Michaela is a communication and marketing specialist, translator, cultural mediator, biomimicry practitioner, safari guide, keen naturalist, and biology enthusiast. She is looking for links where people have not yet connected the dots. Her Masters in International Relations, and the capacity for abstraction gained from her MBA in Aviation Management, help her handle the multicultural and interdisciplinary impact of communication across diverse fields of application. Her fields of interest include: international relations, cultural adaptation, process optimization, sustainable and regenerative thinking, biomimicry, and systems thinking.
Founder at Eclosions; Member at Biomimicry Switzerland
Shaun co-founded Complexity Weekend to empower teams to "Learn Complexity by Doing" while working to solve the world's toughest problems together. At Microsoft, Shaun leads a team of full-stack (Python/Scala) data scientists and engineers, which has developed access management scoring and anomaly detection systems to enforce the Principle of Least Privilege throughout data centers worldwide. His personal research interests involve combining Complexity Science with Thermodynamics/Statistical Mechanics axioms to peek at fundamental properties of emergent phenomena.
Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft; Co-Founder at Gem Finders; Co-Founder at Complexity Adventures
Daniel Ari Friedman
Daniel is a postdoctoral researcher with a primary focus on the distributed physiology and evolutionary genomics in the eusocial insects. He is also interested in topics related to remote teams, cognitive security, and open science. Daniel has been involved in Complexity through located events and online communities of practice such as Complexity Adventures and previously the Stanford Complexity Group.
Sudebi is a meta-facilitator, futurist, educator, and a designer of learning, narratives, and regenerative leadership. She designs experiences, engagement, and environment that allow people to think, have dialogue, make their thinking and interaction visible, and enable them to design their own solutions and narratives using different modes and media. Sudebi has co-founded a design collective, Depicentre, and started a unique pedagogy-, art-, and design-led trans-local initiative, “The Archival City - a site of learning”.
Associate Dean at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology; Co-Founder at Depicentre Consulting
Probal is the co-founder and CEO of the design-led collective, Depicentre Consulting. He works on the interfaces of business, learning, design, analytics, innovation, and storytelling. With leadership experience across seven countries strengthening his ability to manage cross-cultural and cross-functional virtual teams in complex matrix organisations, he has a passion for driving content- and culture- driven organisations making economic, social, ecological, and educational impact. He has been able to design effective products, services, and solutions, serving customers and building successful coalitions.
Co-Founder and CEO at Depicentre Consulting
Ashwin is an educator and pre-doctoral researcher with 5 years of research experience in cognitive science and CSS. I participated in Complexity weekend November 2021 and stumbled into an incredible CSS research collaboration that continues still!
Researcher and Developer at Educational Initiatives, Bangalore
Sarah is working on her Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Educational Psychology. Her interests include gamification of education, narrative and myth, knowledge management, DAO governance, and writing about herself in the 3rd person for biographies (or moreso avoiding writing about herself in the 3rd person for biographies). She loves exposure to new ideas and new projects. Complexity Adventures has become a very warm home for both, and she can’t wait to see what the community becomes over time.
DAO Consultant at Deep Work
Originally from Pakistan, Farhat is interested in application of complexity theory to Pakistan-Afghanistan-based terror groups and the related state policies. Farhat has a Ph.D in Sociology of Law from the University of Oslo and now works as an Associate Professor at the University of Tromsø in Norway.
Associate Professor at University of Tromsø, Norway
Lucia is a passionate alchemist facilitating individuals and organizations into transforming their conflicts, disharmonious dynamics, and difficult or stuck relationships into a resource. Systemic and interconnected vision is my primary perspective.
Founder at Private Counseling Business
Jonas is a computational neuroscientist using bayesian mathematics, active inference, and the free energy principle to model complex systems, all with the aim to better understand modern day contemplative practices.
PhD Student at McGill University
Andrea's work lives at the intersection of philosophy, environmental studies, neuroscience, and technology. The theme that unites these diverse pursuits for her is the theme of Waymaking, how we move and are moved by all encountering.
Karine has creates and produces content and conducts independent creative experiments while working in several industries (primarily film and television). After her Master’s in public communication, she enrolled in a PhD program.
Founder of the think & do tank Transmedia Ready in 2010; PhD Student in transmedia studies
MacGyver, Socrates, and Brené Brown had a love child and named her Marie Applegate-Swanson. :) Marie guides heart-centered visionary leaders in suspending their beliefs and expanding their realm of possibilities in their personal and professional lives.
Advisor, Confidant, and Coach to Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs & Visionary Leaders
Since his late teens, Nicolas had the increase of complexity as his most foundational directive criterion, out of deep appreciation for it. Practically and for himself, this translates to contributing to the advancement of humanity through leadership coaching.
Independent Researcher; Self-employed Coach
As a Social Entrepreneur, Yolanda specializes in creating boutique brands & businesses which use indigenous African wisdom: ingredients, products, and educational experiences to enhance health and wellness; for the one and the many. She is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Founder and CEO at LithaFlora African Botanicals
Eric's company, Riverain Collaborations, helps people (teams, organizations, and communities) intentionally and efficiently influence outcomes in complex situations, manage adaptive challenges, and become more resilient.
Founder at Riverain Collaborations; Founder at The Canopy Lab
Barb Siegel is an artist with professional experience in organization development and visual practice. Her passion is to help organizations understand and apply complexity thinking and confluent communication.
Dr. Samaha is the CEO of Born Global Foundation, a nonprofit educational charity whose mission is to create systematic change within Ecology, Education, and Employment using Biomimicry as a mentor, method, and measure.
CEO at Born Global Foundation; Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics at American University of Beirut
Originally a neuroscientist focused on the brain-computer interface, Malcolm's interest in entrepreneurship drove him to Stanford University, where he got his MBA and co-founded an art commission marketplace. Malcolm subsequently became Director of Strategy at South Korea's most desired source of early-stage capital (as measured by government survey at the time), raised a search fund, and acquired a number of companies (with a focus on Travelmax). Malcolm is always on the lookout for new ways to optimize organizations as the global and technological landscape evolves. In his spare time, he lectures on management techniques, and writes (having published five Amazon bestselling books and one Wallstreet Journal best seller). Right now he is working on launching a new model of K-12 education.
Best-selling Author; CEO and Board Member at Travelmax; Board Member at Collins Institute
Michael is a former IBM technologist and World Bank economist, with deep experience assisting organizations and communities to innovate and transform. As an academic, he specializes in activating collective intelligence through action learning.
A logician by training, Paul completed his PhD with the Automated Reasoning Group in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at Australian National University. He is formerly a lecturer in Software Engineering at the University of Wollongong, and a Senior Policy Analyst with the Commonwealth Grants Commission. While working as a Defence Analyst the Defence Science and Technology Group, Paul was a member of a multi-disciplinary team developing a whole-of-organization evaluation for the newly established Headquarters Joint Operation Command in Bungendore. During this time, Paul’s primary focus was computer modeling and simulation, while at the same time he extended his interests to include Complex Systems Science, Network Science, Operations Research, and Organizational and Managerial Sciences.
Senior Lecturer at School of Cybernetics, College of Engineering, Australian National University
Krzysztof Paruch is a key founding member of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics in Vienna (Austria), and is responsible for the development of the Token Engineering research stream. In his current role as a doctorate candidate and teaching assistant, he contributes to the emergence of this nascent scientific field in his research and through academic teaching - bridging the gap between the Technical University Vienna (TU) and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He is a diligent co-creator of and vivid participant in crypto and academic communities, regularly presenting his research results at conferences and events. With a background in mathematics, his research focuses on synthesizing the formal engineering methodologies of modeling and simulation into the applied domain of cryptoeconomics. Kris has five years working experience in Finance, Banking, & Software System Integration, and understands the mindset and motivation as well as the financial and regulatory background at the intersection of real-world and cryptoeconomics.
Researcher at Cryptoeconomics Lab at WU Vienna
Steven is interested in natural and artificial intelligence, and how either relates to programming languages. He founded Teamifier, which supports relationships through innovation, and vice versa. As a consultant, Steven performed technical and strategic analyses for organizations from startups to research labs of global Fortune 500 companies. He distilled his knowledge of the vocabulary and culture of Silicon Valley as an author of the acclaimed book, "Valley Speak".
Founder and CEO at Teamifier
Stephen is Lead Designer and Artist-Facilitator at Aiding Dramatic Change in Development, an organization he Co-Founded. Recently, Stephen has developed a series of bespoke creative spatial activities that enable the evolution and growth of long-term development projects in complex contexts (e.g. rural South Africa, complex care facilities).
Dr. Saleem Gul holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Southampton. He specializes in the managing of complex projects and conflict and negotiations. Dr. Gul has 21 years of teaching experience, and is actively engaged in primary research.