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FEI: Front End of Innovation

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June 10-12, 2024
Omni Boston Hotel at the SeaportBoston

FEI: Front End of Innovation Speakers

The hottest speakers in Innovation talk Future Trends, Augmented Reality and Human and Digital interaction took the stage at FEI 2022!

Magnus Lindkvist

Keynote speaker Magnus Lindkvist is a rock-star trendspotter and futurist. He challenges audiences to pose new questions, shake things up and change their thinking. His talks are fast-paced and packed with useful information and tools to help you and your organization focus on and prepare for the unexpected.

Magnus Lindkvist is an acclaimed trendspotter and high energy speaker. He brings persistent curiosity, rock-solid economic knowledge and the vitality of a rock star to mesmerise business audiences and propel them into better Future Thinking. For Magnus, trendspotting is about opening minds, encouraging people to ask new questions and “shaking things up”. His presentations are fast-paced, multimedia packed and inspiring.

Magnus will take you on a mega trend safari and “shake things up” to shape, focus and prepare you and your business to deal with the unexpected and be ready when the need for renewal arises. Read the full bio here.

Dr. Helen Papagiannis

For over fifteen years, Dr. Helen Papagiannis has been working with AR as a researcher, designer, and consultant. As a speaker, Papagiannis similarly dives into the endless applications of the technology—showing us how it focuses our engagement with real spaces, improves health and accessibility, and enhances human intelligence, creativity, and connection. 

On her website XRGoesPop, Papagiannis also introduces us to the discipline of XR— Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Virtual Beings—and documents how it permeates art, fashion, music, games, and celebrity. Read the full bio here.

Amber Case

Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.They are an internationally recognized design advocate and speaker and the author of four books, including Calm Technology and A Kids Book About Technology. She spent two years as a fellow at MIT’s Center for Civic Media and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Her TED Talk, We Are All Cyborgs Now has over 2 million views.


Named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology, she was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2012 and received the Claude Shannon Innovation Award from Bell Labs. She was the co-founder and CEO of Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri, and a co-founder of EverCharge, acquired SK E&S in 2022. Case currently works on next generational governance tools at DAO DAO. Connect with Amber here.

Mike Hatrick

Mike Hatrick takes the stage to talk about the transformation of the innovation industry. Listen as Mike creates an electric and engaging atmosphere circling these hot topics:

  • Desired traits of innovators and innovation managers
  • Innovation stories, some good, some surprising and some less good (provocative)
  • How can we build organizational resilience
  • Painting innovation big picture
  • Lessons on how to lead, learn, recover and lead again

Sally Dominguez

Sally Dominguez, Futurist, Coaching Creative Resilience & Moonshot Thinking, Exponential Mindset Activator, Inventor, Adventurous Thinker, Singularity University takes the stage to talk about "10X Mindset."  Listen as Sally creates an electric and engaging atmosphere as she talks about innovating through exponential change.

Hannes Erler

International keynote speaker with expert knowledge on core subjects of innovation management, particularly in the early phases of innovation such as idea development and collaborative networking of internal and external innovation actors. In recent years his primary concentration has be refined to open innovation with a focus on inter-organizational collaboration and strategic alliances, leading to over 20 speaker invitations at global conferences and innovation events in the past 2 years.

In previous roles, he has served as the VP of Product Development at Swarovski and led a cross-functional innovation incubation group called i-LAB. Initially joining Swarovski over three decades ago as a mechanical engineer, Hannes has also undergone several executive trainings in systematic organizational development and systematic coaching, as well as completing executive product development and innovation management training courses at Harvard Business School and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.