Marcelo Guimarães is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sabia Experience, a Brazilian social and technology innovation company dedicated to fostering HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) culture in industry workforce. He holds a Master of Science degree in Metrology and Instrumentation and he was a guest researcher at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in the USA. He participated in many executive courses at Sloan School of Management - MIT and at Stanford Business School - Stanford University. He is co-inventor of many patented technologies and products related to mechaoptoelectronic devices and systems used for training groups of workers in hostile industrial environments, typically found in Oil&Gas, Mining and Construction Industries.
Neema Moraveji is Co-founder of Spire and Director of the Stanford Calming Technology Lab, studying how interactive products can mitigate the effects stress has on our physical and mental health, cognition, attention, relationships, productivity, and life purpose. Earlier, Moraveji was a researcher with Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, where he invented Microsoft Mouse Mischief. He studied Computer Science at the University of Maryland HCI Lab (B.S.) and at the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (M.S.). Moraveji defended his Ph.D. dissertation, Augmented Self-Regulation, at Stanford University in 2011.
Hiroshi Nakajima received a B.Eng. degree in System Engineering from Kobe University, Japan, in 1985 and Ph.D. degree in Systems Information Science from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 2004. He is currently Senior Technology Specialist at Omron Corporation. In addition to a long-term career in industry, Nakajima has also been a Distinguished
Lecturer for IEEE SMC, a part-time lecturer at Kyoto Saga University of Arts, and a Graduate School of Science GP Fellow and Affiliate Professor at Osaka Prefecture University. Nakajima has applied sensory inspection and computational intelligence to focus on general solutions for improving health in humans, machines and energy consumption. He
has published over 70 journal and conference papers. He received the Best Paper Award from Interaction’99 in 1999, the Best Author Award from Information Processing Society of Japan in 2000, the Industrial Outstanding Application Award from International Fuzzy Systems Association in 2007, the Best Paper Award from Japan Society for Fuzzy
Theory and Intelligent Informatics in 2009, and the Biomedical Wellness Award from SPIE in 2011.
Naja Nielsen is a Visiting Scholar with HSTAR at Stanford, as well as Head of TV and Executive Editor of Danish Broadcasting News, an independent provider of news and current affairs via TV, Radio, Mobile and Online. Nielson is the winner of several television awards, and has over 20 years of experience in news media - as a reporter, television presenter, producer, editor and host of political debates. She holds a BA in Journalism from Danmarks Journalisthøjskole, and degrees and certificates in Executive Education, Journalism and Management from
the Kellogg School of Management, Medill School of Journalism, the Stanford Research Institute, and the Wharton Business School.
Prior to co-founding Proteus Digital Health, Mark Zdeblick served as the chief technology officer for the optical switch group at K2 Optronics. Zdeblick is also founder, director and past chief technical officer of Redwood Microsystems, developer of the world’s highest performance microfabricated valves and electro-fluidic integrated circuits. While working in Professor Calvin Quate’s engineering group at Stanford, Zdeblick invented the microfabricated cantilever beam with an atomically sharp tip that enabled atomic force microscopy. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering (Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma) and a B.A. in architecture, both from the University of Illinois, and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.