Seoul Digital Forum 2008
Marco joins dozen of other world innovation leaders this week at the Seoul Digital Forum, where the subject is Imagination.

Marco Tempest joins dozens of innovation leaders this week at the Seoul Digital Forum. The Seoul Digital Forum gathers the most influential minds in the areas of politics, business, and academics in the digital age. What is the source of the creative inspiration that gives rise to the music, movies and other forms of entertainment that are such indispensable elements in our lives­ The answer is imagination. And how does imagination play a role in the purposeful creation of entertainment and take the lead in shaping our cultural, social, and even political landscapes­ The Seoul Digital forum explores the fascinating world of the entertainment arts and how imagination stands at the forefront of creative development. Will evolution be overpowered by a revolutionary idea from such a pioneer who never ceases to follow his quest; another inventor to light up the minds and spark ideas into the hearts and souls of the mundane­ - What imaginative breakthroughs do we need in our T.I.M.E.(Technology, Information, Media & Entertainment) business­ - What inspiration will push the human race beyond earth into the stars­ Can the arts, design and entertainment supply this inspiration­ - What thoughts and discussions must we provoke to move us into a livable and peaceful world­ - How can we end poverty, war, disease and environmental threats­ - How can new technology be leveraged to dramatically affect adverse consequences­ These are just a few of the issues to be explored by Tempest and the other visionary artists, inventors, business people and writers who will be in attendance. A partial list of other visionaries who will be presenting at the forum include: - Sumner Redstone, Chairman, Viacom, Inc. / Chairman, CBS Corporation - RegisTurrini, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Vivendi - Thomas Lesinski, President, Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment - Shintaro Kubo, President, Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) - David Eun, Vice President, Content Partnerships, Google - Bernard Spitz, CEO, BSConseil - Craig Walker, Senior Product Manager, Google Voice Products - Michael Robertson, CEO, Gizmo5 / Founder, - Tim Draper, Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson - Kwon, Hee Min, Executive Vice President & Head of Digital Solution Center, Samsung Electronics - Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology - Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey, Chairman and Chief Science Officer, Methuselah Foundation - David Galas, Chief Science Officer for Biology and Life Sciences, Battelle Memorial Institute - Michael West, CEO, BioTime / Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley - Lee, Byeong Chun, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University - Ken Yeang, Director, Llewelyn Davies Yeang and T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. - Dickson Despommier, Professor, Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University - Cary Fowler, Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust - Park, Yoon Sik, Head of Desalination Plant BG, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction - Kaname Ikeda, Director General, ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) Organization - Thorbjørn N. Rasmussen, President, Vestas Asia Pacific - David Panton, Senior Vice President, Asia, Pacific & South Africa Region, BMW - Will.I.AM, Producer/Lead Vocal, Black Eyed Peas - Gordon Orr, Director, McKinsey&Company, Global Leader of Strategy Practice, Asia Leader of ICT Climate Change Initiative - Jay Samit, Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation of America / General Manager, Sony Connect *Additional visionaries TBC (To be confirmed). - Anand Agarawala, CEO, BumpTop - Dale Herigstad, CCO, Schematic - Ryu, In-Kyung, Executive Vice President & Director of LGE Advanced Research Institute, LG Electronics - Mike Matas, Human Interface Designer - Yoo, Kerl, CEO, IARC / Architect, New Seoul City Hall Complex - Joshua Prince-Ramus, President, REX / Architect, Seattle Central Library - James Powderly, Co-founder, Graffiti Research Lab - Eugene Cernan, Commander of Apollo XVII - “The Last Man on the Moon” - Kozo Fujii, Research Director, Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science,JAXA - Kwak, Dochan, Chief of the Applications Branch,Advanced Supercomputing Division, NASA - Park, Chul, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST - Rick Tumlinson, Co-founder, Space Frontier Foundation - Paik, Hong-Yul, President, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) - Ann Druyan, Co-writer of Emmy Award-Winning Series, “Cosmos” / CEO, Cosmos Studios - Scott Hubbard, Professor, Stanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Xavier Claramunt, Founding Director, Galactic Suite - Kim, Jung Ju, Founder, NEXON Corporation /CEO, NEXON Holdings Corporation - Allan Alcorn, Co-founder, Atari - Johnathan‘Fatal1ty’Wendel, E-Sportsman
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