Stories to change the world
At BIF, we believe storytelling can change the world. We act on that belief every year with our annual BIF Summit. Explore the archive of stories through which we've been inspired, learned together, and co-created the future narrative.
Founder and Chairman
Executive Vice President of Product Development, CTO, and Co-founder
Rick Borovoy is co-founder of nTAG Interactive and inventor of the world's first interactive badge specifically designed for face-to-face social networking and event data management. As the Chief Technology Officer, Rick defines nTAG's technology strategy and leads product development. Rick is considered a pioneer in social applications of ubiquitous computing, and has presented and published his work in a broad variety of global forums.
Predicting The Ways That Ever-Accelerating Technology Will Affect The Future Of Work
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Annenberg Center at USC
Chief Technology Officer
Procter & Gamble
Bruce Brown is the Chief Technology Officer at Procter and Gamble, responsible for overseeing the Company’s innovation program, its nearly $2 billion annual investment in R&D, and over 8,000 global R&D employees. He works to create innovations while building innovation capabilities, organizations, and systems to help P&G deliver its long-term organic growth goals, 70-80% of which is driven by innovation.
Vice President, Innovation
The Coca-Cola Company
We are entering a new era of innovation. It’s now easier than ever to communicate with and engage a global audience; to create and commercialize a new product or service; and to start a business.
Many experts believe this perfect storm of entrepreneurial stimuli is creating the next industrial revolution. Companies that adapt fast enough can revolutionize their industries and uncover new growth opportunities in others.
David is responsible helping Coca-Cola be one of those companies.
Creator and Project Lead
Dries Buytaert is the original creator and project lead for the Drupal open source web publishing and collaboration platform. Buytaert serves as president of the Drupal Association, a non-profit organization formed to help Drupal flourish. He is also co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia, a venture-backed software company that offers products and services for Drupal. Dries is also a co-founder of Mollom, a web service that helps you identify content quality and, more importantly, helps you stop website spam.
Architect and designer
LOCAL Architecture Research Design
Charlie Cannon is an architect by training who uses design thinking as "urban acupuncture" to catalyze community improvement. For the past six years he has developed and refined tools of collaboration in the Rhode Island School of Design's Innovation Studio Program. The Program aims to develop ecologically sound infrastructures such as eco-industrial parks, power plants and municipal waste systems through interdisciplinary teamwork.
Chief Education Evangelist