Julie Uldam is an associate professor at Roskilde University. Her research explores the relationship between online media and civic engagement from three avenues of enquiry: (1) challenges to political participation, (2) corporate surveillance of social movements, and (3) interactions and collaborations among civil society, government and business. Julie's work has been published in academic journals such as New Media & Society, and the International Journal of Communication, Policy & Internet. Together with Anne Vestergaard, she is the editor of Civic Engagement and Social Media. Political Participation Beyond Protest, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.
Matthew Unger is the designer and founder of Mushboo, a mushroom growing solution especially suitable for home gardening.
Furthermore, he is the president of Planet Earth Industries and founder of Planet Earth Conservation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the care and restoration of the Earth.
Matthew worked as a business consultant on marketing, with a focus on e-commerce and environmental issues. As a financial columnist at Winnipeg Free Press, he authored an investment and insurance strategies column for five syndicated newspapers.
Previously, Matthew also held lectures at the University of Manitoba on investment, banking and wealth management.
Abbie Upton works at Practical Action, a group that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.
"Our strength is our approach. We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions. Thus transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.
By doing this each year we help around a million people break out of the cycle of poverty ....for good."