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Meet Cecilia MoSze Tham: tech innovator and diversity advocate

Cecilia MoSze Tham

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Cecilia MoSze Tham is a renowned entrepreneur, innovator, and educator, known for her leadership in promoting technology, sustainability, and diversity through her various ventures and initiatives.

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Cecilia MoSze Tham is a serial entrepreneur and innovator with a background in biology and architecture. After moving to Barcelona, she founded Makers of Barcelona, FabCafe, and AllWomen, pioneering co-working spaces, digital manufacturing, and tech education for women. She has also worked with Telefonica's Alpha, where she helped launch startups tackling social challenges, and currently heads Futurity Systems, a company focused on creating better futures through science and design. Cecilia's work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades.

Why you should book Cecilia MoSze Tham for your next event

  • Expertise and insight: As a serial entrepreneur and innovator, Cecilia MoSze Tham has extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of fields, from technology and sustainability to social impact and entrepreneurship. She can provide valuable insights and perspectives on these topics, backed by real-world examples from her own ventures and projects.
  • Inspirational leadership: Cecilia’s work in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in the tech industry, serves as an inspiration for many. Her leadership and vision have helped create new opportunities for underrepresented groups and brought attention to important issues. Her talks can motivate and empower audiences to take action and make a positive impact.
  • Award-winning credentials: Cecilia’s achievements have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Forbes Top 40 Futurists, the AWS Global Disruptor Award, and the WEDO Women Pioneer Award. Her companies and projects have also won Fast Company Innovation by Design Award and the gold Lovie Award. Booking Cecilia for an event can add prestige and credibility, as well as provide access to valuable insights and ideas.

Cecilia MoSze Tham is a serial entrepreneur based in Barcelona. Born in Hong Kong, she came to the US as a teen. After undergrad studies in Biology at Emory, she earned her Masters in Architecture at Harvard, and graduated valedictorian. Architecture brought her to Barcelona, where she started a family, and propelled by the challenges of yet another country, language, and culture, began to channel her experience and energy into collectively empowering others.

In 2011, she started Makers of Barcelona, the first co-working space in the city, with an emphasis on people helping people to learn skills and build their own businesses The community has grown to more than 300 members. In 2013 she started FabCafe, bringing in novel technologies for digital manufacturing, like 3D printing and electronics – another first for the area. In 2018 she started AllWomen, a school for training women in data science, artificial intelligence, and other technology skills overwhelmingly dominated by men. From 2018-2020, she joined Alpha, Telefonica’s long-term, impact-oriented innovation moonshot factory. There she was part of the ideation team that developed solutions for massive social problems including food systems, mental health, education, and sustainability – moving the concepts from research and prototyping to launch as independent startups.

One of those startups is her current company, Futurity Systems. With a mission to build better futures faster, the company bridges science and design to solve problems in food, urban economies, gender and racial bias, and other societal needs.

Cecilia has served on the advisory board of UN World Food Program X (WFPX), SXSW as well as BIDLab (Inter-America Development Bank) and for the city government of Barcelona.

Cecilia is the winner of AWS Global Disruptor Award 2022, WEDO Women Pioneer Award 2022, and have been selected as Forbes Top 40 Futurists 2022, 100 Most Influential Women Europeand 100 Women of the Future . Futurity Systems has won Fast Company Innovation by Design Award 2022 as well as the gold Lovie Award 2022.

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  • Navigating the Unknown: Using Science and Design to Build the Future – Design Science Fiction
  • Plantiverse:  Rewriting our economic futures to create an equitable interspecies society
  • How to Build Moonshots Factories for Companies, Governments or Organizations
  • Transforming Futures: How to Harness Frontier Technologies
  • Humanity in the Age of Exponential Technologies – Government Edition
  • Our methodology: Synthesizing Futures – How to proactively build the futures we want?
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An interspecies Metaverse where trees own bank accounts | Cecilia Tham | TEDxBostonStudio

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