Rachel Sibley

Rachel Sibley is a futurist, artist, and strategist who specializes in immersive technologies—primarily Augmented and Virtual Reality.

 

As AR/VR Faculty at Singularity University, she helps Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs worldwide ramp into exponential mindsets and strategically deploy immersive technology. Formerly a VP at Leap Motion (the company that allows people to interact in the digital world with their bare hands) Rachel led go-to-market efforts to bring physical interaction to augmented and virtual reality. Before that, she helped scale IBM Design, opening 29 global design studios in one year, catalyzing culture change, and creating a more design-centric ethos at one of the world’s oldest and largest technology companies. Rachel has been named by WIRED as a “Women to Watch” in VR and AR, co-authored a Diversity Manifesto featured in VentureBeat, and showcased her choreography at SXSW and the Cotton Bowl. As we move into the cyborg generation and technology becomes increasingly intimate, personalized, and kinesthetic, Rachel’s background as an award-winning dancer and choreographer afford her a unique perspective on the possibilities and perils of embodying this complex new digital world.

 

Through consulting, speaking, and senior leadership roles at companies both large (IBM) and scrappy (Leap Motion), Rachel helps envision, identify, and design how exponential technologies will shape our future.

Adetayo Bamiduro

Adetayo Bamiduro is the Cofounder and CEO of Metro Africa Xpress (MAX) – a last-mile delivery platform that uses proprietary apps, maps and motorcycles to provide express delivery to retailers in Africa.

 

Adetayo graduated top 2% in his Computer Science Class at the University of Ibadan and earned his MBA from 2 of the world’s most prestigious institutions – MIT in the USA and London Business School in the UK. Before founding MAX, Adetayo worked as a Developer, Product Manager and Management Consultant across 4 continents for global companies such as PwC, Shell and Dalberg.

 

During his MBA program, Adetayo was awarded the MIT Legatum and MasterCard Fellowships to develop MAX. After graduating in summer 2015, Adetayo launched MAX and immediately led his team to remarkable success. Within 3 months, MAX grew 1500% and signed up over 100 retailers including Jumia.com.

 

In September 2015, MAX became the first startup from Africa to join the exclusive Techstars New York Startup Accelerator Program. By December 2015, MAX had set another record as the 1st technology startup from Africa to win 1st runner-up at Techcrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield in London.

 

MAX is on a mission to fix Africa’s broken urban delivery and transport system using proprietary apps that connect independent drivers to businesses and consumers in real-time. MAX clocked 20,000 deliveries in July 2016 and is on its way to becoming Africa’s No 1 Urban Transport Network.