The TEDxBinnenhof Braintrust is a group of extraordinary individuals who have helped us select the most inspiring speakers for the Catwalk for Innovation. Together, they form a balanced mix of opinion leaders from various industries.
Their main task is to assess the speakers’ presentations: is the talk TED worthy, innovative and for the greater good? On May 14th, the Braintrust jury has chosen the most groundbreaking ideas from around 300 entries, says chair Jim Stolze: ”The jury was very surprised about the diversity of ideas. We have seen a beautiful insight of inspiring moments at the university laboratories, at home or at the multinationals. All the innovative ideas give us hope for the future to solve society’s problems. The financial crisis makes people creative and I think innovation is the best cure for negative thinking.”
The TEDxBinnenhof Braintrust consists of the following people:
Dr. Noelle Aarts is associate prof. Communication Strategies at Wageningen University and prof. Strategic Communication at the University of Amsterdam
Martijn Aslander, Co-Founder of Quantified Self Europe, Founder of 7 Days of inspiration, Co-Founder of Stand-Up Inspiration
Prof. dr. ir. Nico Baken, Senior Strategist Corporate Strategy & Innovation of the Royal KPN. Prof. in the Telecommunications Department at Delft University of Technology, Member of the taskforce Integrated Network Architecture”
Prof. dr. ing. Dave H.A. Blank; Professor Inorganic Materials Science, Scientific Director MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente. Chairman NanoNextNL, Dutch Initiative on Nanotechnology
Wiet De Bruijn is CEO at Veen Bosch & Keuning Uitgeversgroep bv, vice chairman of Dutch Liberal Party VVD
Bernd Damme is E-commerce Director NewTeam, Co-founder Cravatta Pelliano, Vice-chairman of Young Entrepreneurial Sagamores Foundation, Co-owner of Eye-wear Europe BV
Ir. Bertrand van Ee is Chief Executive Officer DHV Group, Chairman Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation
Anne Mieke Eggenkamp is Chairwoman executive board of Design Academy Eindhoven
Pim van der Feltz is Director Google Benelux
Yuri van Geest is Dutch Ambassador of Singularity University, Co-Founder/Organizer of Quantified Self Europe; Member Topteam Creative
Prof. dr. Marie Jose Goumans, Prof of molecular cardiovascular cell biology at the LUMC and vice president of the young academy
Frank Heemskerk is Member of the Board of Management of Royal Haskoning, chairman of ECP and former Minister for Foreign Trade
Rogier van der Heide is Vice President and Chief Design Officer of Philips Lighting; member of the board of FOAM, the Netherlands museum for Photography
Pieter Hoff is founder Groasis, designer of the waterboxx
Cilian Jansen Verplanke is founding Partner of Karmijn Capital (Private Equity)
Simone de Jong is Founder / Chief executive director TEDxDelft
Ruud Koornstra is co-Founder of Tendris Holding; Vice President Formule E-team, Member of the curatorial panel and co-founder of the chair for social venturing and entrepreneurship at the University of Nijenrode; publicist about sustainability and entrepreneurship
Jan Karel Koppen, Director of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Dr. Bertholt Leeftink is Director-General Enterprise and Innovation at Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Danny Mekic is internet, media & technology expert; Founder & Managing Partner at NewTeam. Most successful young Netherlands entrepreneur of the year 2009
Ir. Jan Mengelers is Chairman of the board of directors at TNO and President of European organisation EARTO.
Frans Nauta is Professor of Public Sector Innovation at Hogeschool of Arnhem and Nijmegen (HAN University) Entrepreneurship lead NL at Climate-KIC; Consultant and writer at Department of Imagination; Mentor at the Founder Institute
Coen van Oostrom is Founder and CEO of OVG, the Netherland’s largest commercial property developer. Champion of Sustainability.
Ernst-Jan Pfauth is internet entrepreneur, columnist at nrc.next en author of “Sex, Blogs & Rock-’n-roll” (2010). Co-founder of the startup Brainsley.
Esther Raats-Coster is Member supervisory board of Rabobank Rijnstreek; Director at Stichting Talent to the Top; Chair of the Platform for Own account Workers (PZO); Deputy Member of Social Economic Council (SER); Member Platform at Hoofdbedrijfschap ambachten; Member supervisory board at KNGF geleidehonden. Businesswoman of the year 2006.
Ruud Sondag is former CEO at Van Gansewinkel, raw materials as well as an energy supplier.
Marian Spier, initiator and organisor at TEDxAmsterdamWomen, Vice President/Head of Experience at TEDxAmsterdam, Lecturer Media Strategy at University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam
Jim Stolze – Organisor/Licensee of TEDx
Mette Te Velde is Founder of Strawberry Earth, international blog and deal site for creative people who care about the planet. Strawberry Earth also organises unique Strawberry Earth events.
Prof. dr. Louise E.M. Vet is a professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University and director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW); Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).