Speaker Cecilia Tham


An entrepreneur by heart, a designer and biologist by training, and a maker for life, She was the Singularity University (SU) Barcelona Chapter Ambassador and a recent fellow of SU at NASA Research Center at Ames. She is currently at Alpha Telefonica, a moonshot factory to make the world a better place, as a social technologist. She is a serial entrepreneur, founder of multiple companies, such as MOB, Makers of Barcelona, a collaborative co-working community, and FabCafe, a new concept that brings digital fabrication tools to the everyday environment of a coffee shop. She is also the founder of allwomen.tech, aan ai training school for women by women to build the next generation of women and tech.

Cecilia received her education as an architect at Harvard University and received her degree as a biologist at Emory University. She is a 4-times TEDx speaker, and has given talks at European Commission as well as IAM Fest, SHIFT, Open FAD and 4YFN. Currently, Cecilia is an adjunct professor at Parsons New School Strategic Design and Management and professor of Social Innovation Change at Toulouse Business School. Cecilia is a product strategy expert at Google Developers Group and a certified Google Sprint Master. She has mentored at Google Launchpad, Startupbootcamp IoT & Data, Numa and Harvard Innovation Lab.



The Food, the Wholefoods, and nothing but the Food

For most of history and for most people, food served a singular purpose: sustenance. But our relationship with food is changing, and it has definitely gone far and beyond survival. Food is what connects us to our needs, our emotions, our culture, our family/friends, our environment, our health, and even our cognition. How will new capabilities in technology dictate our relationship with food in the future, now that they are rapidly infiltrating our farms, our kitchen, our restaurants even our bodies?

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