Gary Mueller is Chairman of Internet Securities Incorporated (ISI), an on-line provider of financial and business information on the emerging markets. Gary founded ISI in 1994 and has led the company ever since. ISI currently has 220 employees in 19 countries and its subscription-based service covers 40 emerging markets, including Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, China, and India.
Peter Kellner co-founded several companies, including: the Richmond family of funds for Venture Investments, Ural Petroleum Corporation, Endeavor Global, which pioneers economic development through entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, Harvard Business School and Princeton University.
In 2002, Jonathan was invited to join Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble and became a full-time member of SRE, taking him to France, England, Holland, Greece, the Baltic States, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and the USA. Jonathan is currently on a world tour with Yo-Yo Ma.
Vivek Sharma is CEO & Co-Founder of MetroSpark, a mobile software startup, that aims to change how people connect with each other in the real-world. Wearable computing will soon change how we engage with our environment.
Adrian began making films in elementary school with his brother, Roko. Their film GENGHIS BLUES won the 1999 Sundance Audience Award and a 2000 Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary Feature. He's now in pre-production on a doc that will have him escaping from Cuba on a raft and another doc shot in the mountains of Laos. The world premiere of his latest doc BEYOND THE CALL happened at the October 2005 Gathering.
Saul Griffith is an MIT alumnus with multiple degrees in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and has recently completed his PhD. He was awarded the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors award. Saul holds multiple patents and patents pending in textiles, optics & nanotechnology.
As Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Coordinator, Special Events, Jac is a mix of creative, organisational and artistic vision. A part of his life is dedicated to studying the third world and which actions within that context can move things forward. The other part of his life is dedicated to moving things forward using artistry and creation. The challenge is the same, to find the balance between being a positive element of change and making people dream in a world where money reigns...
He is a founder of Zcorporation which produces 3d printing (modelmaking) machines. He helped develop 3D printing machines at MIT and applied the techniques of algorithmic composition to motion control. He built "Van Gogo", a robot that paints oil paintings, and another that opens combination padlocks. He has studied electrical engineering, philosophy, blacksmithing, aikido, and has played in a mandolin orchestra.
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Designer, inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur, David presently directs the research group at BodyMedia that is gathering, analyzing, and mining the largest physiological dataset that's ever existed. David's web address is www.davidandre.com.
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With 2 engineering degrees from MIT, and after a thesis on innovative robotic grasping and a stint at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Helen Co-Founded iRobot when she was 23. iRobot’s PackBot robot is deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to perform reconnaissance and bomb disposal work. iRobot’s Roomba robotic vacuum is the world’s most popular consumer robot.
How do we know that those who attend the Gathering have the power to change the world? Because many of them already have.
One weekend a year, some of the world’s brightest young inventors, artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs join together to stretch their minds and share big ideas. There is no pomp, and no pretense. Just incredibly accomplished, passionate people, talking earnestly about their passions. Every year, it is a weekend that changes lives.
This one of a kind event is called the GATHERING. It is invite only and it is truly unforgettable.