Katapult
Future Fest

May 14—16
Oslo, 2019

Naila Chowdhury

Naila Chowdhury

Director, Social impact & Innovation at the University of California San Diego

Naila Chowdhury is a Change Maker, who leads with compassion. She is Director, Social Impact and Innovation at University of California, San Diego. She has 21 years of professional, diversified, global management skills on economic empowerment of minorities and underserved community, mainly girls and women. Her vision is to leave a world where community is a common and enduring enterprise , where everyone can come together and grow together amid differences to solve the complex challenges that affect us all. Believes in co-creating a platform for dignity, compassion with sustainability for all.

Her experience at UNICEF, Bangladesh and the Marie Stopes Clinic (UK) sparked her life-long interest in women’s rights, economic empowerment and human rights. She is firmly committed and focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals & Women Empowerment Principles.

She has been a prominent professional woman internationally in the field of humanitarian causes, specially with refugees & Human Trafficked survivors, Social impact and Impact investment. She has a Master’s and MBA and has worked in several countries in South east Asia and Europe with Telenor, the state-owned Norwegian Telecom giant. She oversaw the eponymous women’s empowerment project in GrameenPhone economically empowering the minority women with Dr. Yunus who won a Nobel Peace Prize. She sits on several Boards in USA and UN bodies, i.e., WEP Leadership Team Member, UN Global Compact & UN Women in Advisory capacity focusing on empowerment of the disadvantaged and vulnerable women and girls. She is one of the founding Women of Fashion4Development. She actively supports Annual First Ladies Luncheon in New York during UN General Assembly. She has worked in ten countries before settling in USA. She is also Community Advisory Board Member of Union Tribune, San Diego.

Naila has lead and empowered 8 million women from minority community in third world countries through social empowerment projects giving them a life with dignity and sustainability. She leads community and campus-wide initiative to provide a platform for inclusive, equal and diverse teams to work together on societal issues. Aiming to identify and collaborate with partners, implement sustainable solutions to make our world a better place now and for future generations. The mission is to drive the growth of an inclusive society through our global alliances and by harnessing the power of collaboration.

Naila was born in Bangladesh and lives in the USA.

Adriana Marais

Adriana Marais

Head of Innovation at SAP Africa. Director at Foundation for Space Development. Astronaut Candidate, Mars One.

Al Jeffery

Al Jeffery

Community architect. Integrative performance facilitator. International speaker.

Amrei Andrasch

Amrei Andrasch

Partner & Experience Designer at KNOWEAUX Applied Futures.

Alexandre Fernandes

Alexandre Fernandes

Founder of Museum of Tomorrow and MOTI New Planetary Narratives.

Amy Kao

Amy Kao

Co-Founder & CMO of RxAll. Advocate for inclusion and diversity. International and TEDx Speaker.

Arnoud Raskin

Arnoud Raskin

Co-Founder of Mobile School (empowering street kids), StreetwiZe (executive training) and StreetSmart (Tech4Good).

Avary Kent

Avary Kent

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Conveners.org

Christopher Ategeka

Christopher Ategeka

Founder & CEO at UCOT. 

Daniel Sieberg

Daniel Sieberg

CEO & Founder, iO Corp.

Eve Simon

Eve Simon

CEO (Chief Evolutionary Officer) Future of Leadership Salon / Inspiration Without Borders.

Faris Oweis

Faris Oweis

Chief Instigator, Instigation Protocol. 

Flynn Coleman 2

Flynn Coleman

Writer. International Human Rights Lawyer. Social Innovator. Professor. Founder. CEO. 

Greg Fitz Gerald

Greg FitzGerald

Innovation Director @ Future of Fish. Using structure and technology to fuel scalable impact.

Jayne Hillman

Jayne Hillman

Founder of True Equation.

Jed Emerson

Jed Emerson

Impact Investing and Entrepreneurship Thought Leader. Founding Director, REDF and Larkin Street Services. 

Jens Helmersson

Jens Helmersson

Founder of QuizRR. Solution provider for companies wanting to go beyond audits.

Jesse Johnson

Jesse Johnson

Founder & CEO, Jesse Johnson Coaching, Inc.

Justyna Zubrycka

Justyna Zubrycka

EdTech and Connected Play Designer. Co-founder & Chief Design Officer at Vai Kai

Kyle Nel

Kyle Nel

Co-founder & CEO of Uncommon Partners. Author of Leading Transformation. 

Liane Thompson

Liané Thompson

CEO at Aquaai. Gathering data w/ fishlike robots.

Liz Muange

Liz Muange

Director, EmFIn Advisory Limited. Investment professional. Passionate about Africa's development.

Manuel Funk

Manuel Funk

Partner at KNOWEAUX Applied Futures.

Margarita Steinberg

Margarita Steinberg

Founder of ByHeart Coaching.

Naila Chowdhury

Naila Chowdhury

Director, Social impact & Innovation at the University of California San Diego

Nate Howard

Nate Howard

Founder & CEO of Movement BE.

Sam Hinds Garcia

Sam Hinds Garcia

Author. Director. Creative Strategist at Data & Society.

Sandro Demaio

Sandro Demaio

CEO of EAT. Author of "The Doctor's Diet". Co-host of Netflix and ABC's "Ask the Doctor".

Sebastian Hermelin

Sebastian Hermelin

COO & Co-founder, WarOnCancer.

Sofia Svanteson

Sofia Svanteson

Co-founder and CEO of Else Science.

Soul Patel

Soul Patel

Founder, Exponential Ventures. Tech Start-up Mentor. Exponential Organizations Consultant. Investor. Poet.

Tina Israni

Tina Israni

Founder of Bloom, a VR mental health company focused on depression.

Tomas Björkman

Tomas Björkman

Founder, Ekskäret Foundation. Co-creating a more conscious society. 

Thomas Schindler

Thomas Schindler

Founder at delodi, katapult:NOW, and VUIA.

Ulrike Glatz 2

Ulrike Glatz

Founder, Global Impact Alliance.

Zeina Barr

Zeina Barr

Founder & CEO of Raise the Barr. Forbes 30 under 30 Enterprise Technology. IBM Global Entrepreneur.