Alan Lightman

Writer, Physicist, MIT
Giovanni Vignato

Instructor, FIDE (World Chess Federation)

Ricardo Sánchez Torres

Project Assistant, OECD

Communications and digital media specialist, with experience working in concrete projects within Trade, Public Governance, Development and Education sectors. Significant experience in intergovernmental organisations, web and event management. Collaborative team player in multicultural environments and creative problem-solver with strong research, organisation and networking skills. Strong passion for transnational citizenship, globalisation and the sustainable development goals.
Charles Thiede

CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito Ltd.

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.