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It’s real: A positive relationship between art and tech

LEAP 2024 speaker Otto Plesner (Creative Director at RenaiXance) has a background in theatre and performing arts – and he’s using that creative foundation to imagine new ways for artists to engage with emerging technologies.  In his multi-sensory show The Art of Memory, he blends AI-powered visuals with evocative scents,

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Why should we turn back the clock on ageing?

From a five-year-old scientist to a leader cutting edge longevity medicines, LEAP 2024 speaker Marco Quarta (Co-Founder and CEO at Rubedo Life Sciences) has dedicated his life to treating age-related disease.  We asked him why reducing our biological age is so important, both for individuals’ health and for enabling sustainable

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Could space tech transform roads on Earth?

Space engineer Damien Garot (Co-Founder and CEO at Stellar) believes that the automotive and mobility sectors are the next mass market for satellite telecoms. And that’s why he’s solving the problem of internet connectivity on roads around the world – using space technology to provide a perfect connection.  We

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Investing to strengthen tech and humanity

Reema Khan (CEO at Green Sands Equity) founded her boutique private equity investment firm in 2016. Currently based in Green Sands Equity’s San Francisco office, she is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s investment strategy – as well as the team and operations across its global network.  With

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Telescopes and humpback whales: A search for the meaning of life

How did we get here – and what’s the point in it all?  Since 1984, the SETI Institute has been dedicated to its mission to explore, understand, and explain life in the universe. With more than 100 scientists exploring everything from exoplanets to communication between different animal species, the institute

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Space Perspective: The innovators taking you to the stars

“During my time there, I had a visceral connection with the world I was living in – I could feel the edges, breathe the oxygen supplied by the plants. At one point, I and the rest of the crew turned orange from eating so many sweet potatoes.”  LEAP 2024 speaker Jane

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How being a tech influencer changes your perspective

He’s a gaming influencer who’s been sharing videos on YouTube since 2011 – with 15.3 million subscribers on that original channel. But Jordi van den Bussche (Founder and CEO at JVDB Studios) has taken content creation beyond the boundaries of simply producing videos.  Jordi also created a successful

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Racing in the sky: Airspeeder’s mission to advance eVTOL tech

It’s not every day that you land on your next big idea while you’re trekking on horseback through Mongolia. But that’s exactly what happened for Jack Withinshaw (Founder and CEO at Airspeeder).  Together with co-founder Matthew Pearson, Withinshaw is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in

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It’s real: A positive relationship between art and tech

LEAP 2024 speaker Otto Plesner (Creative Director at RenaiXance) has a background in theatre and performing arts – and he’s using that creative foundation to imagine new ways for artists to engage with emerging technologies.  In his multi-sensory show The Art of Memory, he blends AI-powered visuals with evocative scents,

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The space industry is making room for startups

Like space exploration itself, launching a project in the space sector has conventionally been something that only major players could attempt to do. But the industry is changing – and it’s making room for startups and small businesses to add new dimensions to business beyond this world.  Francesco Bongiovanni (CEO

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In an ideal world: AI in education

Before he arrived in Riyadh for LEAP 2024, we caught up with Dr. Lin Zhou (SVP and Chief Information Officer at The New School).  Zhou joined The New School in 2019, following 20 years at IBM – where he was program director and innovation leader for Watson Education, leading it from

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Why should we turn back the clock on ageing?

From a five-year-old scientist to a leader cutting edge longevity medicines, LEAP 2024 speaker Marco Quarta (Co-Founder and CEO at Rubedo Life Sciences) has dedicated his life to treating age-related disease.  We asked him why reducing our biological age is so important, both for individuals’ health and for enabling sustainable

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Could space tech transform roads on Earth?

Space engineer Damien Garot (Co-Founder and CEO at Stellar) believes that the automotive and mobility sectors are the next mass market for satellite telecoms. And that’s why he’s solving the problem of internet connectivity on roads around the world – using space technology to provide a perfect connection.  We

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Investing to strengthen tech and humanity

Reema Khan (CEO at Green Sands Equity) founded her boutique private equity investment firm in 2016. Currently based in Green Sands Equity’s San Francisco office, she is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s investment strategy – as well as the team and operations across its global network.  With

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Telescopes and humpback whales: A search for the meaning of life

How did we get here – and what’s the point in it all?  Since 1984, the SETI Institute has been dedicated to its mission to explore, understand, and explain life in the universe. With more than 100 scientists exploring everything from exoplanets to communication between different animal species, the institute

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Space Perspective: The innovators taking you to the stars

“During my time there, I had a visceral connection with the world I was living in – I could feel the edges, breathe the oxygen supplied by the plants. At one point, I and the rest of the crew turned orange from eating so many sweet potatoes.”  LEAP 2024 speaker Jane