Lucian Tarnowski – Keynote Speaker

Hindsight Futurist, Founding Curator at United Planet & UP.Game, Young Global Leader with World Economic Forum

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Specialist Subjects

  • Youth Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Scalable Learning
  • HR
  • The Multigenerational Workforce
  • Convergence of talent
  • Knowledge and Capital
  • Impact on Society


  • English


Lucian is Founding Curator and Executive Director of Civana, an open global society committed to working on humanity’s greatest challenges. Civana creates tools and resources for movements, communities, and multi-stakeholder initiatives to maximize their impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Civana offers as a public good a community and collaboration platform purpose-built to achieve SDG 17 by increasing flows of knowledge, talent, and capital.

Lucian has a decade of experience in designing and powering online communities that connect diverse stakeholders around a shared purpose. Communities support virtual and distributed teams to scale and achieve their collaboration, knowledge sharing and problem-solving goals. For 10 years he worked on BraveNew which enables Fortune 1000 clients such as GE, and Lockheed Martin and collaboratives such as Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Geinsinger Health to cooperate and collaborate around a shared purpose.

Lucian has been honoured 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 continues to research and experiment around the social science behind communities, knowledge sharing and economic spaces.

Since 2002, he has run 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 to required to get lifelong employment.

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 Deutsche Telekom, Coca-Cola, Oracle, Pearson, IBM and PWC. He speaks to audiences around the world about communities and the convergence of talent, knowledge and capital and the impact on society.

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