Biohacker Summit – Upgraded Speakers

"It is rare to attend an event where speaker after speaker, one's attention remains alert."

 

 
 

Ben Greenfield (USA)

BenGreenFieldFitness.com, Human Performance Author & Consultant, Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness

Ben Greenfield is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, Spartan racer, coach, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (http://www.BeyondTrainingBook.com). In 2008, Ben was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year and in 2013 and 2014 was named by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. Ben blogs and podcasts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, and resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys.

 

 

 
 

Dr. Jack Kruse (USA)

Neurosurgeon, CEO @ Optimized Life

Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog, www.JackKruse.com, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa).

 

 

 
 

Ruben Salinas (USA)

Medical Technology Entrepreneur, Inventor @ Quantlet

Ruben Salinas is an award-winning medical technology entrepreneur, inventor, and angel investor. Since graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School, he has acquired and successfully sold two medical equipment companies, and started 3 others in the health and wellness space. As an engineer, he has a proven track record of innovative product development in the areas of spectroscopy, medical devices and diagnostics, and is the named inventor of multiple patent applications. As an avid biohacker, he has recently been featured in the upcoming documentary film “Supercharged“. Working on hacking his brain since 1998 through his involvement in the OpenEEG project, owner of BinauralBeat.com and BrainwaveEntrainment.com since 2004, and is member of MENSA, the world-renowned high IQ society. Ruben is also an Executive Coach certified as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is currently authoring his 2nd book “The Science of Limitless”, which is being adapted into a full-length feature film.

 

 

 
 

Dr. Tamsin Lewis (UK)

Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Triathlete, Founder @ CuroSeven

Dr Tamsin Lewis is a one of the top ranked Ironman 70.3 athletes in the world and races as a professional triathlete. During this time of racing and training as a professional athlete, Tamsin has experienced first hand, injury, overtraining, anaemia, mineral depletion and misdiagnosis by NHS services. As a result this fuelled a desire to help others overcome what she learnt the hard way. Studying for a Masters in Sports Medicine afforded the opportunity to research what is required to perform at your best. Tamsin studied Medicine & Surgery at Kings College London and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in NeuroScience and Anatomy. Post graduation she worked as hospital doctor in Medicine and Anaesthetics for two years before pursuing a post-graduate Royal College of Psychiatrists qualification and a career in psychiatry.

 

 

 
 

Teemu Arina (FIN)

Biohacker & Technology Entrepreneur, Founder @ Quantified Self & Biohacking Finland, Author @Biohacker’s Handbook

Teemu Arina has a professional career of over 15 years as a technology entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is one of the forefront thinkers on the intersection of the human and the machine, social media, digital work and online learning. He is a Leonardo Award laureate under the patronage of European Parliament for "Humanity in Digitization". Mr. Arina is the founder of three award winning technology companies, ambassador for Rockstart Digital Health accelerator, co-founder of Quantified Self & Biohacking Finland and co-author of the Biohacker’s Handbook for optimizing health and wellbeing with technological and biological tools. Mr. Arina is a popular keynote speaker who has presented internationally in countries such as USA, UK, Japan, Hongkong, Russia, the Netherlands, and Germany.

 

 

 
 

Andrew Steele (UK)

Olympic Athlete, Founder & Head of Product @ DNAFit

Andrew Steele is an Olympic athlete, running the 400m and 4x400m for Great Britain. Having competed internationally for over 12 years Andrew is one of the most experienced athletes on Team GB, having been part of national teams at European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic level. Alongside his training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Andrew is also one of the founding members and Head of Product for personal genetics company DNAFit, specialising in DNA testing for fitness and nutrition, to create genetically-guided training and dietary interventions.

 

 

 
 

Dr. Tommy Wood (UK/NOR)

Medical Doctor, DrRagnar.com, Health and Performance Coach, Chief Medical Officer @ Nourish Balance Thrive

Dr. Tommy Wood is a medical doctor with a previous degree in biochemistry. He is currently finishing his PhD in physiology and neuroprotection, and is published in multiple scientific journals. Tommy has coached and competed in rowing, CrossFit, powerlifting, and (ultra) endurance racing. He runs the blog www.drragnar.com, co-hosts the Eat Better podcast, and is a featured coach for Breaking Muscle. He is Chief Scientific Officer of Physicians for Ancestral Health, and the Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, a company that specialises in optimising the biochemistry and performance of athletes.

 

 

 
 

Mattias Ribbing (SWE)

Memory Champion, Author, Educator, GrandMasterOfMemory.com

Mattias Ribbing is a three times Swedish memory champion and officially ranked among the top memories in the world of all times. At 29, he started a quest to fully master his memory and focus. The results have been well documented and beyond what many people think is possible. He's a professional speaker and author of two best selling books in Swedish with a third being released in august, all now being rolled out in English. Mattias unique way of hacking the actual process of learning and thinking has had him invited to lecture at top educational institutions such as Harvard Business School and the Swedish National Agency for Education. His website is GrandMasterOfMemory.com

 

 

 
 

Jaakko Halmetoja (FIN)

Nutrition Specialist, Independent Wellness Entrepreneur, Author @ Biohacker’s Handbook

Jaakko Halmetoja is a nutrition expert, author and professional speaker. Jaakko has managed multiple special caféterias in Tampere and works as a product developer for food growth companies. Halmetoja has been popularizing health benefits and unique uses of e.g. chaga mushroom, chocolate, wild foods, various berries and medicinal herbs. Halmetoja maintains a non-profit website loydalahde.com, a database for finding local springs around Finland and hosts weekly talk show – InspiRadio Podcast. He has also written a book on chaga mushroom as well as co-authored the Biohacker’s Handbook. Halmetoja is a popular lecturer with over 500 public lectures and performances.

 

 

 
 

MD Olli Sovijärvi (FIN)

Licensed General Practitioner, Helsinki Antioxidant Clinic, Author @ Biohacker’s Handbook

Olli Sovijärvi is a Licensed General Practitioner at Helsinki Antioxidant Clinic and co-author of the Biohacker’s Handbook. He is one of the pioneers in holistic medicine in Finland and the only finnish medical doctor with a psychologic-philosophical Integral Theory degree from John F. Kennedy University. Sovijärvi graduated 2006 as a licensed physician from University of Helsinki. He has pioneered health podcasts in Finland with Helsinki Paleo Podcast and Biohacker’s Podcast. Sovijärvi has also consulted many natural health brands and organizations.

 

 

 
 

Simon Wegerif (UK)

Biomedical Engineer, Inventor and Founder at HRV Fit (iThlete)

Simon Wegerif is a biomedical engineer and inventor who lives with his family in the New Forest in Hampshire, UK. His professional background is in signal processing, having been a pioneer of digital broadcasting at the BBC in London and Philips Electronics in the UK and Silicon Valley, where he managed a number of technology start up activities. Simon founded HRV Fit Ltd., the company behind leading heart rate variability smartphone app ithlete, in 2009 and has since been totally dedicated to the company. As the team has grown Simon has been able to focus his time of product development and programming. Recreationally, Simon has been a keen endurance athlete most of his adult life, firstly in rowing, then running, triathlon and nowadays a competitive cyclist.

 

 

 
 

Jamie G Ward (UK)

Writer, Breakthrough Coach, Property Developer, CEO @ Pandohq.com

Jamie G Ward is a property developer turned breakthrough coach, having experienced several hurdles in his personal and professional life. Having watched his health spiral out of control as he quickly built his business after graduation, he had a moment of clarity which motivated him to take back control of his life. Jamie’s passion extends to helping others to achieve a breakthrough with whatever roadblocks they face in their lives, be it health, relationships, careers or business. Alongside running his property development company, Jamie works with CEOs, school children, struggling employees and prisoners who all seek to take back the choices they once lost. Jamie writes at pandohq.com, the UK's leading biohacking portal, and is co-curator of the ‘Biohacker Summit with Pando UK'.

 

 

 
 

Maximilian Gotzler (GER)

Founder @ Biotrakr & Flowgrade

Maximilian Gotzler is the Founder and CEO of Flowgrade, a leading brand for cutting-edge Performance Nutrition. As a biohacker, former professional athlete, blogger, and organizer of the Quantified Self group in Berlin, Maximilian’s work has been covered by prominent media outlets including ZEIT ONLINE, Brand Eins, ARD, ZDF, and Bloomberg. Based in Berlin, Maximilian and his team are working to offer the highest-quality nutritional products to the European biohacking community. Maximilian holds an MSc in Economics from Sorbonne University in Paris and a BA in Psychology from Boston University.

 

 

 
 

Veli-Jussi Jalkanen (FIN)

Chair @ Salli Systems

Mr. Veli-Jussi Jalkanen is a health inventor, CAM and sitting health specialist. He has logically spread out sitting optimization to comprehend the whole physical working environment and started to think ergonomics as optimization of micro and macro circulation of the lymph and blood. Salli Concept includes awareness, furniture, their optimal use, sitting friendly clothing and body activity in numerous ways including PDNF, hormones and the electromagnetic body.

 

 

 
 

Jasmina Aganovic (USA)

President, Mother Dirt

Jasmina is a cosmetics and consumer goods entrepreneur who received her degree in chemical and biological engineering from MIT. Her unconventional path combined her technical background with roles at brands like LVMH, Fresh, NutraClick and Living Proof. She has extensive experience developing natural skincare products, brand-building, manufacturing partnerships, product launch strategy, digital advertising and direct sales.

 

 

 
 

Damien Blenkinsopp (IRL)

Citizen Scientist, Entrepreneur, Host @ Quantified Body Podcast

Damien Blenkinsopp is an ex-strategy consultant / analyst, who turned his analytical skills towards optimizing the body and mind over 10 years ago. He is a frequent Quantified Self speaker and explores the practical value of using new data, lab tests and sensors to optimize body and mind in the Quantified Body podcast. He is a founder of several companies and currently manages two internet and health related businesses. Damien is a London Business School MBA, speaks 4 languages, and has lived in a wide variety of countries across 5 continents over the last 20 years, much of that time living as a digital nomad.

 

 

 
 

Harry Massey (USA)

Executive Producer, Founder @ SuperCharged Performance

Harry Massey is the Executive Producer of the new movie SuperCharged (2016) and founder and spokesperson of SuperCharged Performance. In 2002, Massey founded NES Health Limited, a company dedicated to fostering a 21st-century system of healthcare based on the integration of physics and biology, where he invented two health-related clinical technologies: the NES miHealth and NES Provision. Harry has produced two documentary movies: The Living Matrix: The New Science of Healing (2009) and Choice Point: Align Your Purpose (2011).

 

 

 
 

Sarah Turner (USA)

Director, Founder @ SuperCharged Performance

Sarah is the co-producer and director of the movie SuperCharged” and founder and spokesperson of SuperCharged Performance. Sarah began her career as a research scientist for a number of big pharma companies including 6 years at GlaxoSmithKline, where she investigated the effect of electrostatic “charge” in the human body, and how it relates to physiological function. She has also worked as a Head of Research for a bio-energetic medicine company, conducting and overseeing small-scale trials. Sarah has a degree in Nutritional Medicine and also a master ’s degree in Neuroscience & Psychophysiology of Stress.

 

Biohacker Summit Helsinki - 13-14 October 2017

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