— 3 – 4 February 2018

During the past decade, several phenomena have emerged to change our world in many dimensions and with increasing complexity: from frog-leaping technology advancements that are changing our way of life to unexpected intergenerational attitudes and social responses.“Self-driving cars will wipe out driver’s jobs, just like how many businesses and services now use artificial intelligence to replace or work with humans.”

“Shopping malls are dying while online retail giant Amazon is opening physical bookstores and grocery stores.”

“The UK is set to leave the EU, the US charts an “America First” policy, while China launches the “One Belt, One Road” initiative to build the new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe.”

For everyone, understanding both the current and future states of the new digital world will give you an edge when it comes to making decisions that might change the course of your life: from creating a vision to turn risk into opportunity, developing business strategy to gain competitive timing advantage, to choosing a career and living well in society.

Join the renown thinkers, creators, entrepreneurs and policy makers heading the major current and future movements to understand the big picture and stay in step with the new global rhythm in CU 2018 on the theme of “Pulse: Stepping ahead of the Curve”.

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Design your future path and find the way to survive amid the global change with international thinkers, creators and policy makers in the annual symposium, CU 2018 under the theme “Pulse: Stepping ahead of the Curve”.

3 – 4 February 2018

The Postal Heritage Hall, 1 Fl.
The Grand Postal Building

3 February 2018

Angelo Vermeulen

Starship researcher, biologist and artist who challenges established ideas on how people live and work together.
Time 10.45 – 12.00

Angelo Vermeulen is a PhD-level biologist with a passion for concepts of interstellar travel. In his TED Talk “How to go to space, without having to go to space”, with over a million views, Angelo shared his experiences as a crew commander in a NASA- funded Mars simulation study on a Hawaiian volcano. He has been co-creating a multitude of art-and- science projects with communities around the world. Angelo holds a PhD in biology and is active in the fields of systems engineering, architecture and design. He is pursuing a second PhD at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands working on the topic of interstellar travel. He is also a TED Senior Fellow.

Brenton Caffin

Head of Global Innovation Partnerships at Nesta, a UK charity that seeks out new ideas to take on the big challenges of our time.
Time 13.30 – 14.45

Brenton Caffin leads Global Innovation Partnerships at Nesta, a UK charity. Brenton provided consulting to the Australian and British governments. He is an advisor of national and global organisations, including UN agencies on social and public sector innovation. He was the founding CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and held executive positions with the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Brenton has degrees in economics and international relations and a Master of Public Administration from Flinders University

Shakrit Chanrungsakul

CEO of FireOneOne who helps many big brands rise to the new digital challenges and a major force behind the growth of Thai startups.
Time 14.45 – 16.00

Shakrit Chanrungsakul is the CEO of FireOneOne Co. Ltd., a business transformation consultancy firm specialising in leveraging the combined forces of “business-design- technology. As one of the major forces behind the growth of Thai startups, he founded Wecosystem Academy to offer a learning center for new generation entrepreneurs with a focus on business and marketing. Shakrit is a graduate of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce with a degree in Electronic and Computer System Engineering. He became an entrepreneur while still studying in college by designing and developing a stock market simulator program.

Winy Maas

CO-Founding Director of MVRDV, one of the world’s most innovative architecture and urban planning firm.
Time 16.30 – 17.45

Winy Maas is a co-founder of the Netherlands-based international acclaimed architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV. MVRDV’s project ranges from the Dutch pavilion for Expo 2000 to the Seoullo 7017. Winy is also the founder, director and professor of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city at Delft University of Technology. Winy joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjorvika urban development in Oslo. Winy has received the Order of the Dutch Lion from the Netherlands Government and has been made a Chevalier de la Légion D'honneur by the French Government.

4 February 2018

Tim Kobe

Founder & CEO, Eight Inc., designer of Apple’s brand-defining retail experience.
Time 10.30 – 12.00

Tim Kobe is the founder and CEO of the globally recognised strategic design firm, Eight Inc., the leader in innovation and branded experience. His clients include Apple, Nike, Coke and Citibank. His firm is sometimes called “Apple’s best kept secret” and was selected to represent the U.S. at the Architecture Bienniale in Venice Italy. Many of his projects have received international design awards including the top award for the Architectural competition “High Density on the High Ground”. He is a graduate of Environmental Design with honors in 1982 from Art Center College of Design.

Sam Baron

Creative Director of the design studio of Fabrica, the communication research centre established by Benetton Group.
Time 13.30 – 14.45

Sam Baron is the creative director of Fabrica, the communication research centre established by the Benetton Group with a mission to explore the arts as a catalyst for social change. One of its acclaimed projects is Colors, a magazine that celebrates diversity.
Sam is also an independent designer and consultant for international companies including Louis Vuitton. In 2009, he received the "Grand Prix de la Creation de la Ville de Paris" in the design category. The next year, Philippe Starck selected him as one of the 10 important designers of the next decade. Sam has a degree in Design from the Fine Arts School of Saint Etienne and a post-graduate degree from the National Decorative Arts School of Paris.

Kaave Pour

Co-Founder & Creative Director of SPACE10, IKEA’s external think-tank that explores how people might live in the next few decades.
Time 14.45 – 16.00

Kaave Pour is an award-winning creative director of SPACE10, IKEA’s future-living lab where he co-founded in 2015 as an external think-tank for IKEA to research and experiment how people might live in the next few decades. One of his latest projects is the development of IKEA Place application in a period of 7 weeks. IKEA Place is one of the very first applications using AR technology to create lifelike and true-to- scale images of home furniture. This application’s distinctive feature is to allow the users to virtually place IKEA products in their space.


2 February 2018
Auditorium, TCDC

SPACE10 x Creativities Unfold 2018
by Kaave Pour

2 February 2018 10.30 – 17.00
Location: Auditorium, M Fl. TCDC

  • What will happen when almost everyone and everything on the planet is digitally connected?
  • What will it mean when artificial intelligence can sense and learn from the world around us?
  • How will augmented reality influence our relation to and perception of space?
  • How can we use design to create a better experience around data to improve our everyday life?

The SPACE10 workshop at Creativities Unfold 2018 explores how we can interact with technology in more natural and intuitive ways, whilst keeping in mind the ethical side of these new applications.

— Workshop Outline

  • 10:30 Registration
  • 11:00 Introduction to SPACE10
    • Mission
    • Innovation and design approach
    • Tools
    • Process
    • Case studies
  • 12:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 Unfolding Do You Speak Human?
    • Problem statement
    • Current state of AI ethics
    • Overview of the Do You Speak Human? survey
    • Discuss survey results
  • 14:00-17:00 How do we design AI systems that are both natural and ethical?
    • Group formations
    • Group discussions
    • Ideation

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