Lucian Tarnowski

Founder and CEO

Company: BraveNew
Role: Session Presenter

Lucian Tarnowski is founder and CEO of BraveNew, the intelligent knowledge-sharing platform that enables collaborative learning by creating engaging online spaces for professional communities. Communities help break down the knowledge silos across organizations. BraveNew “Communities of Purpose” enable Fortune 1000 clients such as Lockheed Martin, Mercer, GE, Genentech, and numerous healthcare collaborators to use curated content to connect, engage, and develop stakeholders.

Lucian lives with his wife in San Francisco, Calif. He has been honored as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. He has been an active attendee of Davos and other World Economic Forum meetings for many years. He has served on the steering board for the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Talent Mobility and has been Topic Champion for Education, Employment and Skills. He continues to research and experiment around the social science behind scalable learning and communities, and believes communities provide people both meaning and context in an increasingly complex world. He is on a mission to help every professional community achieve their collective potential.

Lucian is passionate about using technology and communities to disrupt the way people learn, and has worked in vocational education from the age of nine. In his spare time, he runs Take Heart India, a 53-year-old no-overheads charity, started by his father, that provides blind and handicapped people in rural India with the vocational employment skills required to get lifelong employment. He is a board member of Innovate Educate, a U.S. foundation that aims to bridge the skills gap with a demand-driven approach to jobs.

He has spoken at gatherings such as Davos, various World Economic Forum meetings, TEDx, The China Digital Summit, Impact Summit, and for companies such as Coca-Cola, Oracle, Pearson, IBM, and PWC. Lucian speaks to audiences around the world about the convergence of talent and technology and its impact on the future of the global workforce and learning.

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