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Keynote speakers

Arnoud De Meyer

Arnoud De Meyer is Professor Emeritus and former President of Singapore Management University. He is an internationally recognised and widely published scholar in R&D and Innovation Management, Manufacturing Strategy, and International Management. Currently he is the Chair of the Temasek sponsored Stewardship Asia Center (Singapore), member of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee, Chair of EQUIS Accreditation Board and an independent director of several listed companies. He recently published “Ecosystem Edge: Sustaining Competitiveness in the Face of Disruption” and “Building Excellence in Higher Education: Singapore’s Experience”

Dr. Mohammad Jalali

Dr. Mohammad Jalali (aka, ‘MJ’) is an assistant professor at Harvard University and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan. MJ is an expert in systems science and applies simulation-based approaches to help policymakers identify and develop high-leverage policies that not only are effective over the long haul, but also are not thwarted by unanticipated side effects. Since 2019, MJ has received over $5 million grant funding to apply systems thinking methods in health policy, and his work has been featured by The New York Times, Washington Post, and Associated Press, among others. He has been an associate editor for System Dynamics Review and the recipient of several awards, including the Dana Meadows Award and the Lupina Young Researcher Award. For more information, visit MJ LAB.

Sjoerd Zwart

Established in 2005 by two Belgian brothers, Manu and Michiel Beers, Tomorrowland is one of the most beautiful music festivals in the world. Famous for its fantasy themes and unique feeling of global unity with visitors from every country in the world. Hosted by the wonderful town of Boom in Belgium, the summer festival sells out in minutes and welcomes more than 400,000 visitors across two amazing weekends every year. Tomorrowland’s motto is Live Today, Love Tomorrow, Unite Forever. Live Today stands for living life to the fullest; Love Tomorrow is for having respect for oneself, including one’s mental and physical health, others and nature, while Unite Forever celebrates unity, diversity, equality and freedom for all. But Tomorrowland is so much more than a festival. With new events landing each season in fabulous locations around the world, from Tomorrowland Winter at the magnificent Alpe d’Huez to the glorious São Paolo with Tomorrowland Brazil, it is truly a global phenomenon. Tomorrowland also connects with the People of Tomorrow all year long via One World Radio and our own record label, Tomorrowland Music, while projects like the Tomorrowland Academy DJ & producer school help mentor the next generation of musical talent. Tomorrowland Foundation builds Music & Arts School all around the world , giving vulnerable youngsters and children the opportunity to express themselves creatively.