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Speakers

Mick Ebeling

When? Friday, Oct. 25 Opening General Session, 8 a.m.
Where? Level 400 Ballroom, Baltimore Convention Center

Mick Ebeling
Mick Ebeling

Honored as one of the Top 50 Most Creative People and a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award winner, Ebeling is a film, television and commercial producer, a philanthropist, an author and a technology trailblazer.

Ebeling is CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems. Not Impossible Labs was founded on Mick’s belief that nothing is impossible. With no technical background in ocular recognition technology, Ebeling created Not Impossible’s first project: The Eyewriter. An open source, low-cost, DIY device, the Eyewriter enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes.

Not Impossible’s latest endeavor, Project Daniel, enabled Ebeling to fly to Sudan to 3-D print prosthetic limbs and fit them for children of the war-torn region. He then left the equipment behind with trained locals to continue his work, thus creating the world’s first 3-D printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Arms are printed within hours and cost $100. Project Daniel earned many awards, including the Titanium Cannes Lion, along with three Bronze Lions (Branded Content, Film and Cyber), and one Gold (Product Design).

Ebeling’s first book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t Be Done, discusses his work on the Eyewriter and Project Daniel.

Marc Goodman

When? Saturday, Oct. 26 General Session, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Where? Level 400 Ballroom, Baltimore Convention Center

Marc Goodman
Marc Goodman

Marc Goodman, a global strategist, writer and consultant focuses on the profound change technology is having on security, business and international affairs. He has spent his career diving deep into the digital underground, advising industry leaders, global policy makers and heads of government on transnational cyber risk and intelligence. Speaking to audiences around the world, Goodman provides unique insights about the risks as well as the opportunities associated with newly-emerging technologies.

Goodman was appointed futurist-in-residence with the FBI, worked as a senior adviser to Interpol, and served as a street police officer. He continues to investigate the intriguing and often terrifying intersection of science and security.

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