HONG KONG-BORN Cecilia MoSze Tham is one of the latest speakers to be signed up for IBTM World in Barcelona.
The “innovation activist” and entrepreneur gained a degree in biology in the United States before switching to architecture and later settling in Spain. The future of food and design are among MoSze Tham’s areas of expertise.
At IBTM World Virtual she will present a session on the future of human connectivity called ‘When the future worlds meet: How technology will transform the way we gather in the next year and beyond’, examining the ways people may meet and interact in the future.
The mother of two is a social technologist at Alpha Telefonica, which uses technology to help solve global challenges, and has founded several companies such as MOB (Makers of Barcelona), the largest co-working community in the city; FabCafe, a digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop; and allwomen.tech, an AI training school for women.
IBTM World Virtual is scheduled December 8-10 and MoSze Tham is one of the two latest keynote speakers to be announced.
Mike Wittenstein, founder and managing partner at Storyminers and former e-visionary at IBM, is an expert in customer experience and will present a talk to help leaders gain support for their boldest ideas and strategies.
Wittenstein has advised leaders and their teams during times of immense change, with a client roster that includes AT&T, Adobe, Apple, Delta Airlines and Holiday Inn.
Both speakers will present their sessions on IBTM World Virtual’s new feature – IBTM TV. Available to all registered attendees, IBTM TV will allow attendees to access IBTM’s knowledge programme with a flexible and user-friendly mix of live and on-demand content.
Speakers announced earlier include:
Pancho Campo, who will speak about The future of events: Lessons learned from working with Barack Obama’;
Sonja Piontek, who will present a session on ultra-creativity: how to create marketing magic with impressive ROI through unforgettable experiences;
Isabel Bardinet, CEO, European Society of Cardiology, who will deliver her thoughts on ‘going digital: lessons learned and going forward;
Mikael Ek, BCD M&E, on ‘state of the industry: unexpected trends for the future of meetings and events[; and,
Patrick Rush, Head of Asia Pacific, American Express Meetings & Events who will run a session on 2021 Global Meetings & Events Trends.
IBTM World Virtual will incorporate three full days of one-to-one business meetings and a comprehensive programme of content.