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Speakers – main programme

The Innovation Convention will be opened by the President of the European Commission, Mr José Manuel Barroso, and closed by Mr Don Tapscott, Chairman of Moxie Insight and co-author of 'Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World'.

You will find below the list of confirmed speakers for the main programme organised by the European Commission.

Mr Jean-Paul Agon

CEO, L'Oreal

Mr José Manuel Barroso

President, European Commission

Christian Bason

Director of Innovation, MindLab

Sir Leszek K. Borysiewicz

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Dr Margaret Chan

Director General, World Health Organisation

Prof. Henry Chesbrough

Professor, ESADE Business School, Haas School of Business - UC Berkeley

Prof. Richard Dawkins

Evolutionary biologist and former Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford University

Mr Leo Enright

Chairman of the Irish Government's science awareness programme, Discover Science & Engineering

Mr Gorka Espiau Idoiaga

Head of International Programmes, Innolab, Bilbao

Prof. André Geim

Physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 2010, University of Manchester

Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

Prof. Anne Glover

Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland

Ms Claudie Haigneré

President, Universcience, Paris

Mr Will Hutton

Chair of Big Innovation Centre, The Work Foundation

Mr Marc Koska OBE

Founder – LifeSaver

Prof. Xue Lan

Executive Associate Dean of School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Mr Ilja Laurs

Founder and CEO, Get Jar Network Ltd.

Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chair and Managing Director, Biocon, Bangalore

Prof. Helga Nowotny

President, European Research Council

Mr Michael O'Leary

CEO, Ryanair

Prof. Olivier Oullier

Full Professor, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Aix-Marseille University Adviser

Mr Sam Pitroda

Adviser to Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation

Mr Herbert Reul

Chair of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament

Mr Eric E. Schmidt

Executive Chairman, Google

Mr Antonio Tajani

Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship

Mr Don Tapscott

Chairman of Moxie Insight

Silvia Venturini Fendi

Creative Director, Fendi Accessories

Mr Ben Verwaayen

CEO, Alcatel-Lucent

Ms Gunilla von Platen

Founder and Chair, Xzakt Kundrelation AB, GVP Holding AB

Ms Vivienne Westwood

Fashion designer and business woman

Mr Andrew Witty

CEO, GlaxoSmithKline Group