Kwali Kumara Hari Bhajan Kaur is a magnetic, uplifting and inspiring kundalini yoga, gong meditation teacher, serpent healer and mother.
After graduating from St Mary's University with a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts in Drama and English she enjoyed a career in the performing arts before finding the yoga technology that would dramatically influence the start of a new life path.
Kwali began her teachers training at Karam Kriya with Shiv Charan Singh and Satya Kaur in 2006 and is now a fully registered member of Kyta.
She has completed all level two modules under the same guidance of her beloved mentors and continues to constantly expand her knowledge of the subject, so she can deliver this powerful technology to her students with upmost integrity and devotion.
Her passion for people and commitment to serve others creates a high vibrational sacred space for healing and transformation to occur.
Kwali's confidence, energy and enthusiasm for the teachings of Yogi Bhajan is infectious and motivating. She nurtutes from the heart and her guidance is always encouraging and energising, inspiring students to keep evolving and expanding In awareness and consciousness.
Kwali also holds serpent healing workshops for students wishing to face their fears in a calm and sacred way. Having rescued snakes for over a decade and caring for up to twenty serpents in her sanctuary, Kwali offers students the chance to experience their sacred energy in her unique serpent healing ceremonies.
These workshops give the opportunity to meditate with her mystical snakes to enhance the understanding of the kundalini energy in order to harness the power within.
This work aims to transform primal fear into universal love ; alleviating anxieties, uprooting animosity and deepening ones connection to spirit and the natural world.
For more information visit www.kwalikundalini.com
Brian is the founder of London Real.
Brian moved to the UK from America thirteen years ago to be an Investment Banker in the City of London.
Inspired by the Joe Rogan Experience he quit his job after 10 years and founded London Real in 2011 & Silicon Real in 2013 to create alternative options to conventional media and embrace a more traditional narrative form.
Originally from California, Brian studied Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Finance at the Sloan School of Management.
Jimmy Kyriacou is the founding director of UNBOX LONDON a new breed marketing agency HQ’d in London.
A long term advocate in exploring the convergence of technology, art, music & culture, Jimmy has led many pioneering projects in this field.
Jimmy is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Encouragement of Arts, a DJ & electronic music lover.
Ambarish Mitra is one of the pioneers of augmented reality. Mitra started his tech career in 1997 as a high school drop-out entrepreneur on a noble topic of Women Empowerment in India, which successfully IPO'd in 2000.
Ambarish Mitra is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blippar, the leading visual browser and fastest growing augmented reality player. Under his direction, Blippar has grown from groundbreaking idea to an industry leader with 250+ employees, 10 offices and 50million+ users.
With a vision to create the ultimate physical world browser, Ambarish, has been widely recognised for his unconventional business thinking and people-driven philosophical approach to management.
“If success is rewarded by hunger and hard work then it will come as no surprise that Harry Shotta is now recognized as one of the most gifted, prolific and versatile MC’s in the UK”.
Following his rapid rise in the Drum and Bass scene, he has won three awards including Best Lyrical MC and built up a massive live presence all over the globe. Harry is now one of the most booked MCs in the UK and overseas, with shows in Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Paris, Amsterdam, Russia and Barcelona.
He is approaching 15 million views on his You Tube Channel ‘Harryshotshot’
With a lifelong passion and desire to push his mic skills, Harry Shotta has won tremendous respect for his natural talent. He has hit a massive audience with regular appearances on Radio 1, 1xtra and Kiss and cutting edge Internet music channels such as SBTV. He also recently delivered the first ever Drum N Bass Fire In The Booth on Charlie Sloth’s Radio One Rap Show. Harry continues to have a massive impact and influence in the Urban scene with legendary performances on SBTV, JDZ Media, P110, GRM Daily, Link Up TV and Fire in the Booth with Charlie Sloth on Radio
Tia Kansara is an award-winning entrepreneur. She is the founder and director of Kansara Hackney Ltd, who was the first sustainable lifestyle consultancy in the UK and leading specialists in sustainable design and implementation for the future generation of private and commercial clients.
Tia launched Replenish in 2015 as a measure of what we give back to nature in terms of resource, so 100% replenishment not only includes zero carbon, zero waste, but far more. This rises above the cycle of just give and take of the Earth's natural resources. The replenishment footprint is an innovative and unprecedented measure of environmental gains from one's services to nature. It engages the community to share how they are personally replenishing their cities through design, impact, and technology
Nikita Johnson is the founder of RE.WORK, a platform to bring together breakthrough technology, cutting-edge science and entrepreneurship to re-work the future and tackle global challenges such as sustainable future cities, advanced healthcare and sustainable energy sources.
Whilst studying for MSc in Urbanisation and Development at the London School of Economics, she co-founded the LSE Student Business Incubator, fostering student startups at LSE.
Nikita is aspiring to combine technology and entrepreneurship to make the 21st Century a healthier, more efficient and sustainable place to be.
Twitter : Nikita Johnson
Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA).
He works on predicting the future form and function of cities, and runs a research centre that is involving in visualising cities using new technologies.
The focus of his work is on the many disruptive changes that are occurring in cities due to new technologies, social media, mobile devices etc. and figuring out how these are affecting transport, migration, population growth and economic development.
His most recent book on the topic is The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, 2013)
Sigalit Hart aka Siggistardust is an international children’s artist and storyteller.
Having started her vibrant artistic career at the tender age of 11 as the resident cartoonist for the spice girls global publications, it was volunteering much of her life to social charities such as Spirituality For Kids and Action4London that shaped her mission.
Through storytelling, Siggi found a way to inspire children all around the capital to read more books and to utilise underused libraries, which is one step away from the noise and over-saturation of modern day media- technology, and one step closer to developing their minds, spirit and imagination which is so easily lost in this day and age.
Dr Chris Brauer is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MSc Management of Innovation programme and the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies (CAST) in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Chris was formerly a journalist and a programmer and his research interests are in the intersections of emerging technologies and social life, psychology, economics, and culture.
"The service-based UK economy continues to shift from a society built around ownership to one built on access to assets and services."
From the RE.WORK series
Chris Green is a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, who’s work forges new relationships between people, technology and the city.
An architectural designer engaged with emerging technologies, Chris's work explores the future of our digitally-connected environments through the design of interfaces, objects and infrastructures.
With a background in Architecture from the Royal College of Art, Chris was a Research Fellow at MIT Senseable City Lab, developing urban applications for autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Chris will be presenting at the upcoming RE.WORK Future Technology Summit in London on 24th & 25th Sept.
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Elaine Warburton is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ healthcare and biotechnology experience. With an eclectic background in nursing, genetics, accounting and running hospitals, she currently heads up QuantuMDx Group, one of the most exciting biotechs to emerge onto the ‘precision medicine’ global stage, developing a low cost handheld molecular lab with inbuilt DNA sequencing to help address humanitarian health challenges in both developed and developing nations.
The first assays to be commercialised later in 2015 are in infectious disease and drug resistance testing. Elaine was awarded an OBE in the 2014 Queen’s New Year Honours for services to Innovation in Healthcare.
Just as the internet has revolutionised how we share information, the Internet of Life will transform our healthcare systems globally.
Elaine will be presenting at the upcoming RE.WORK Future Technology Summit in London on 24th & 25th Sept.
Priya Prakash is Designer-Founder @ D4SC: Design For Social Change – An urban product design studio applying data + action, guerilla research and next generation technologies to prototype and hack daily urban services and platforms for people, places and businesses to positively impact their now and future.
D4SC’s Changify is a mobile platform to humanize smarter cities by taking a photo and sharing it real-time online to street co-lab spaces and citizen walks offline. It has trialed in Hamburg, Barcelona, Zurich, London, been featured in Wired, Ted City 2.0, BBC, shortlisted for numerous awards.
Prakash enjoys creating new habits and behaviours with 13 years design and leadership experience leading new product teams from corporates. She speaks at SXSW, O'Reilly ETech, Next, TEDx and is visiting tutor at UCL’s Mobile academy and RCA MA Information Design.
Listed on 2014 TechCity Insider100 for innovating smarter cities, a RSA fellow with a MA in Computer Related Design, Royal College of Art and holds patents for iPlayer and Nokia Asha phones.
Simon has been CEO of the multi-award winning Camden Town Unlimited, since 2007 and also The Collective.
Collective is a regeneration project run by the business improvement district for The London Borough of Camden in London.
The Collective project builds on the rich cultural history and reputation of Camden to ensure a legacy of improved skills, enhanced employability and enterprise.
"We acquire vacant and underused spaces and provide workspace and training to help people into employment and setting up their own creative businesses."
Mimi Bekhechi is Director of PETA UK, the country’s largest animal rights organization with over 400,000 members and supporters dedicated to the protection of animals.
Mimi grew up in Belgium, and obtained her Bachelor of Law in Scotland before starting to work for PETA in 2008.
She has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes to defend the rights of all animals to live free from oppression. She has also penned dozens of articles published in national newspapers and magazines highlighting the suffering of animals in laboratories, in circuses and zoos, at the hands of the skins trade, and in the meat and dairy industries, and has spearheaded high-profile actions across the country.
A proud vegan, Mimi tries to live according to Gandhi’s famous words: “be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Laurence is the founder and CEO of Pavegen – a clean-tech company that generates electricity from the kinetic energy of footfall.
Having graduated in 2009 with a 1st class honours in Industrial Design & Technology from Loughborough University, Laurence then went on to win the prestigious Royal Society of Arts International Design Directions competition, which funded construction of the first Pavegen prototype. Pavegen was then founded in 2009.
Laurence is a regular speaker at various technology and entrepreneurship events worldwide. This includes being a speaker at international events including 4 Ted Talks and the UN’s +20 climate conference. Last year he was a keynote speaker for the 6th annual All-Energy Australia Exhibition & Conference and took part of the government trade missions to China and Atlanta.
Lazzaro Pietragnoli was the Mayor of the London Borough of Camden until May 2015.
Camden is one of the most colourful and diverse regions of the capital, with Camden Market being the 7th most visited tourist attraction in the whole of London, attracting 200,000 tourists every single week.
Born in Venice, Lazzaro defies many stereotypes about Italians: he doesn’t drink coffee, doesn’t like pasta and is not into football.
He has developed a professional career in media and communications and has been working as press officer, public relations advisor and journalist at European, national and local level.
Lazzaro has been involved in many volunteer and charitable activities and is an active member of his local community. He is a governor of Great Ormond Street Hospital School.