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Tilly Lockey booked for Fundación INCYDE event in Barcelona

We are delighted to announce that Tilly Lockey has been booked for the International Summit of Entrepreneurship, Employment, Technology and Disability in Spain 2019 (Barcelona).


INCYDE launches the 1st World Summit on Disability, Employment, Technology and Entrepreneurship, which will be held in Barcelona on November 7 and 8. In this event, all the agents involved in economic and social development will be grouped together to mark a change in the concept of disability and work together to promote the full inclusion of said group. Throughout history, people with disabilities have been considered as individuals who require the protection of society and evoke sympathy rather than respect. In Spain live 3.8 million people with disabilities, a group that faces daily with numerous social and technical barriers that prevent them from leading a normal life. Obstacles that, thanks to technology and innovation, can be overcome or, at least, largely minimized. However, it is necessary to implement action plans so that people suffering from some type of disability can have personal autonomy. This goal involves working and dedicating resources in a triple direction: technology, training, and employment. If these three areas are not worked, the efforts and resources will not achieve the intended purposes. This Summit on Disability will be predictably structured in three blocks: Employment and Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology and Research, Culture, Sports, Human Rights and Ethics. In each of the blocks, round tables, interviews, colloquiums, etc will be alternated to make the Summit dynamic, participatory and enjoyable to raise awareness among the attendees. About the INCYDE Foundation The INCYDE Foundation is an institution created in 1999 by all the Chambers of Commerce of Spain, dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and the consolidation of companies, through innovation. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the Chambers of Commerce, it fulfils the formative and structural role in the Network of Nurseries and Incubators of High Technology, which the Foundation puts at the service of new entrepreneurs, as well as in advising entrepreneurs during the first years of entrepreneurship until consolidation. INCYDE has invested more than € 250MM in and out of our country. For more information

Tilly will talk about her vital experience, her fight and her collaboration as an Ambassador for “Open Bionics”, what she think about the future of equal opportunities etc.

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Here is a list of the individuals that are speaking at the event: NEGROPONTE Negroponte is an architect and computer scientist with the deepest understanding of technology and its impact on business and society. He was the founding director of the media laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and founded One Laptop per Child (OLPC). Negroponte achieved fame with his book The Digital World, which allows you to glimpse the world we now occupy with wireless connections, touch screens, e-books and personalized news.


Luis Rojas Marcos was born in Seville in 1943. He was a child of restless, mischievous and distracted temperament who attended primary school with difficulty. Endowed with natural talent for music, he learned as a child to play the piano, the guitar and, later, the drums, the ideal instrument for a hyperactive child. From a young age he had a vocation as a doctor encouraged by the stories his mother told him about his maternal grandfather, a rural doctor in Santander. In 1968, with 24 years and recently graduated in Medicine from the University of Seville, he emigrated to New York, where he specialized in psychiatry at the Bellevue Hospital. In 1972, he was awarded by the American National Institute of Health with a three-year scholarship to investigate the effects of the language barrier in mentally ill immigrants. His pioneering studies showed that the language barrier significantly distorts the communication of these patients. The dissemination of the results resulted in the City of New York enacting the Emergency Interpreters Act in 1986, forcing city hospitals to have interpreters in the emergency room to examine immigrant patients who show Difficulty communicating in English. In 1981, Rojas Marcos was appointed by the mayor of New York, Edward Koch, director of the Psychiatric Services of the city's public hospital network. His most recognized contribution in this position was the creation of Project HELP, the first mobile medical service aimed at caring for homeless and seriously ill mentally ill people. In 1992, the then mayor David Dinkins appointed Rojas Marcos as head of municipal mental health, alcoholism and drug services. In 1995 he was elected by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to the position of executive president of the New York Public Health and Hospital System. Its area of ​​competence included the sixteen municipal hospitals and the city's outpatient network. During his tenure the quality and efficiency of the services reached unprecedented levels. As head of public hospitals in the city, 9/11 played a fundamental role in medical and psychological care for victims and their families. In 2005 Rojas Marcos was appointed by the State of New York member of the Medical Council, an official body that regulates the medical profession. He is also a member of the New York Academy of Medicine and a distinguished lifetime member of the American Psychiatric Association. For four decades, Rojas Marcos has shared in conferences and publications his observations on the challenges facing the health of the people. Between his works they emphasize the seeds of the violence (Prize Espasa Essay 1995), Our happiness (2000), The force of the optimism (2005), The self-esteem, (2007), Heart and mind, (2008) in collaboration with the cardiologist Valentín Fuster, Overcome adversity (2010) and You're your memory (2011). His last work published in Spain by Penguin Random House in March 2018, We are what we speak: The therapeutic power of speaking and speaking. In Spain, Rojas Marcos advises and supports institutions concerned with social and public health issues. He has been the patron of the “la Caixa” Foundation (2000-2010), is an Honorary Doctor by the universities of Ramón Llull, the Basque Country and the University of Burgos, and an honorary member of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry. In 2010 the Spanish Government awarded him the Medal of the Order of Arts and Letters in recognition of the international projection of his medical and literary career. Currently, Rojas Marcos harmonizes his academic work as a professor of Psychiatry at the University of New York with the management of New York Affiliated Physicians (PAGNY), the non-profit organization composed of 3,500 doctors and health professionals who provide its services in seven public hospitals and in the city prisons. TILLY LOCKEY Working as an Ambassador and collaborator of Open Bionics in the United Kingdom, for the state of the art HeroArms, Tilly is traveling the world spreading her inspiration, positivity and raising awareness to others who require replacement prostheses. With only 15 months, little Tilly Lockey was diagnosed with menignococcal septicemia that caused her hands and fingers to fall out. Tilly is not only an inspiration, but she has a unique confidence and impulse that pushes her to want to achieve her dreams. She is determined to face and overcome any obstacle in her path. BISILA BOKOKO Bisila Bokoko (Valencia, June 26, 1974) is a Hispanic-American business woman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is the founder and CEO of BBES, a business development agency in New York that represents and promotes international market brands. Bisila Bokoko has inspired thousands of people and organizations around the world through her lectures in which she has motivated to pursue dreams, think big, talk about empowerment, entrepreneurship, geopolitics, and personal branding. From being an MC for UNCTAD in Geneva, participating in TV programs in South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, New York, London, Ghana, Madrid, and presenting Miss Tourism in Equatorial Guinea. For almost 7 years, Bisila Bokoko has been the Executive Director of the Spain United States Chamber of Commerce in New York (Organization responsible for promoting commercial, investment and institutional relations between Spain and the United States). Bisila Bokoko is considered one of the ten most influential Spanish women in the world of American business With 18 years of experience as a catalyst for the change and establishment of strategic alliances, creation and implementation of new opportunities for companies in New York and Around the world, she has proven to have a very effective power as a global brand ambassador, as well as a spokesperson for business development. Passionate about everything she does, Bisila Bokoko has an unquestionable success in establishing alliances and partnerships around the world, connecting companies with opinion leaders in the economic and social field with industry experts or suppliers. Bringing hope to children in Africa and Latin America is one of the goals that has been proposed. This is based on the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (BBLP) African Literacy project whose mission is to promote the literacy of African peoples. The aim of this non-profit organization is to bring people from all over the world together under the motto "With a book, you are never alone." Now he teaches personal coaching and mentoring to a select group of people from diverse backgrounds and professions as well as advising on personal branding. Her studies in Law and International Relations make Bisila Bokoko a defender of human rights, with the hope that there may be international relations based on peace, ethics and respect. Bisila's efforts have gained wide recognition and have led her to get involved with EMPRETEC, a United Nations program that supports future entrepreneurs. She has received numerous honors worldwide, including the 2017 Ideal Woman Award in Equatorial Guinea, the Womenwerk Prize in 2016 and the Commitment to African Excellence in 2011 for Face2Face, and the Woman of the Month International Ladybrille Magazine in February 2010 She has also appeared on Forbes. , Entrepreneur magazine, Bloomberg TV, Black Enterprise, Harper’s Bazaar and other prominent publications.

ROBERT KENNEDY JR Robert Kennedy Jr., consecrated lawyer and environmental activist writer, is considered worldwide one of the greatest defenders of the Environment, being named by Time Magazine as one of the "Heroes of the Planet" and Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the "100 Agents of Change", for their legal exploits against large polluting corporations and as a constant defender of the Environment, understanding the latter as an exercise of social responsibility and an opportunity for future and economic growth. Robert Kennedy Jr. is currently President of the Waterkeeper Alliance (the world's largest and fastest growing nonprofit organization focused exclusively on clean water), Clinical Professor and Supervising Lawyer at the School of Environmental Law at the University of Pace , in New York and Co-host of the Radio program "Ring of Fire" on Air America Radio. For 33 years he was an active member (in addition to co-founder) of the Riverkeeper Board of Directors, where he led the most outstanding actions of this nonprofit environmental organization, dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the hydrographic basins that they provide New York City with their drinking water, legally fighting successfully against more than 16 major polluters and closing one of the most harmful landfills in the State of New Jersey, as well as leading the expansion of Riverkeeper to help protect the reservoir system from the north of the state of New York, helping to generate more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations worldwide. Earlier in his career he served as assistant district attorney in New York City and participated in several political campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Edward M. Kennedy in 1980, al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004. He has worked on environmental issues throughout the world and has successfully assisted several indigenous tribes from Latin America and Canada in negotiating treaties that protect traditional lands. He has led the fight to protect the water supply of New York City and the "New York City Agreement", which negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and consumers in New York basins, is considered an international model for its consensus between stakeholders and sustainable development. JUAN VERDE Juan Verde is a recognized international strategist for the private and public sector. As a professional, he designs innovative solutions to attract foreign investments, accelerate economic development, establish strategic alliances and specialize in sustainable economy. In the political sphere, he has worked with some of the most important personalities in the world such as former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, the late Senator Ted Kennedy and former Secretary of John Kerry state. At the government level, he worked with the governments of Lithuania, Gibraltar and the United States, as well as numerous governors and mayors in Latin America. In the corporate sphere, he has advised several prestigious companies such as Google, Cisco, SAS, Santander Bank in the United States ... In addition, he has collaborated with institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University or the World Bank. During the administration of President Obama, Juan Verde held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia in the Department of Commerce of the Government of the United States. As a position of trust of the White House, he led the department's efforts to resolve trade policy issues and access to markets facing US companies. Additionally, he was responsible for developing policies and programs to foster economic and commercial relations with 52 countries in this region. Other important achievements in his career include his role as founder and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Canary Islands as well as the position he held during Bill Clinton's second term as International Trade Advisor for the United States Department of Commerce . As a defender of environmental causes, sustainability and the fight against climate change, Juan Verde collaborated with former Vice President Al Gore to establish and lead subsidiaries of his foundation, “Climate Reality Project” in Spain and Argentina. He currently chairs the Advanced Leadership Foundation, an American non-profit institution whose mission is to train the next generation of leaders through the development of professional skills to increase their competitiveness as agents of change in society. Juan Verde holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and holds a Cum Laude degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boston University. He has also completed additional studies at the Universities of Georgetown and Tufts University. In addition, he has been on the boards of directors of companies and universities such as Harvard University, Abengoa or International Board of Lithuania. Among other awards, Juan Verde has been honored as a knight by the Sovereign Order of the Ecumenical Knights of Rhodes and Malta, and his work has been recognized by Pope Francis. Currently, Juan Verde and his family divide their time between the United States and Spain. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as horse riding or hiking, as well as being an avid marathon runner.

RICHARD GERVER Richard Gerver is known for being one of the most important educational innovation experts of his generation. From its premise "a good leader tries to meet the needs of the people who work and trust for you", Gerver proposes solutions to adapt teaching to new realities. Currently, he continues to play an important role in the educational field and is the co-founder of “The International Curriculum Foundation” that helps schools and authorities around the world to develop new education systems that help new generations to have tools to face the future. In addition, he collaborates closely with Sir Ken Robinson in the work of his new book “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything”

LUIS CAYO PEREZ BUENO Luis Cayo Pérez Bueno (Calasparra, Murcia, Spain - 1967) is President of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI). He has done legal studies, specializing in moral and legal philosophy. Master in business management from the Free School of Law and Economics. Since 1995, he works in the social sector of disability. He is the editor of the weekly, the disability newspaper, Director of the books collections, Abyectos, Empero, Accessible Telephone, UN Convention and Diversity and Inclusion. He is also Chairman of the Editorial Board of the journal of legal-social analysis Annals of Law and Disability. He serves as Vice President of the National Disability Council and is a member of the Royal Board of Disability and the State Council of Social Action NGOs. He is also president of the Law and Disability Foundation, of the Bequal Foundation, vice president of the Third Sector Platform, patron of the ONCE Foundation and the Vodafone Spain Foundation. He is also an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Servimedia News Agency. Writer, translator and poet, he has published several works, studies and translations of both literary creation and social reality and the disability movement. Among his works stands out The dismantling of disability and other hesitant writings, published by ElCobre Ediciones. He has co-directed the collective work Treaty on Disability, published by the Thomson-Aranzadi publishing house in 2007, and directed the monograph Towards a Right to Disability for that same editorial, published in November 2009. Also that year he published the study La disability in the Social Security System. Improvement proposals. His last individual work is Disability, Law and Inclusion Policies (February 2010) and has directed the collective works Law, Third Sector and Social Inclusion (November 2010), 2003-2012: 10 years of non-discrimination legislation in Spain ( July 2012), Civil Society, social inclusion and founding sector in Spain (July 2014), Comments on the Law of the Third Sector of Social Action (June 2016) and the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006/2016: A decade of validity (October 2016). He is a member of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome. Gold Master Award from the Senior Management Forum 2007. In 2008, the Distinguished Cross of the Order of San Raimundo de Peñafort was granted by the Ministry of Justice, for merit in Law and Justice. In 2011, the Government of Spain, through the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, awarded the Golden Cross of the Civil Order of Social Solidarity. The newspaper EL has included it in the list of the 500 most influential Spaniards of the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, in the field of “alternative power”.

EMILY LADAU Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, speaker and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared in several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about their life with a disability physical. Originally from Long Island, New York, Emily graduated with a degree in English from Adelphi University in 2013. In 2017, she was named as one of the 10 Young Alumni of Adelphi. In 2018, she was awarded the Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities. Emily is the editor in chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, a platform dedicated to amplifying stories about the experience of disability l. It also provides consulting and editorial services and manages online presence and communication strategies for multiple organizations and initiatives related to disability. And, he co-presents "The Accessible Stall Podcast," a program that plunges into disability issues. Emily's articles have been published in media such as The New York Times, SELF, Salon, Vice and HuffPost and has served as a source for outlets such as NPR, Vox and Washington Post. ALEJANDRO BLANCO BRAVO Alejandro Blanco Bravo is the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee and the Madrid Candidacy for the 2020 Olympic Games. Bachelor in physical sciences, as an athlete he served as judoka, sport in which he is a black belt 7 Dan, coach and referee. He has held several managerial positions in this sport such as the president of the Castilian and Leonese Federation of Judo and D. A. from 1985 to 1993, the year in which he became president of the Royal Spanish Federation of Judo and Associated Sports. Blanco is one of the main promoters of the Confederation of Spanish Sports Federations (COFEDE), which was created in 2003. On September 30, 2005, he was elected president of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), [2] being re-elected in 2009 , 2013 and 2017.

MARIA TERESA PUGA MARIN María Teresa Puga Marín is Undersecretary of Disability, Rehabilitation and Inclusion of the Ministry of Health of the province of Córdoba (Argentina). He previously directed the Health Inclusion Directorate of the Ministry of Health of the province of Córdoba in the area of ​​disability and rehabilitation. She has experience in her curriculum as Executive Director of the “SOS Women, domestic violence and gender equity” “Media and Violence” programs. "Education and Violence." "Health and Violence." "Social Leaders and Violence" of the Ministry of Labor and Immigration of Spain. Currently, she combines her position with being director of the diplomacy in Violence and Gender Equality since 2017 and being a speaker of continuing education courses in violence at the University of Valladolid (Spain), Centro los Pinos (Madrid) and Concello de Vigo (Spain)

RICARDO GUINEA Doctor. Specialist in Psychiatry. Psychoanalyst. Psychotherapist. Teacher in psychotherapy and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Guest clinical supervisor of Rehabilitation services in Madrid. Clonic Coordinator Dia Madria Hospital for adolescents. Delegate for international affairs of FEARP. Former WAPR Executive President Director of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Collection, Editorial Psimática. President of the WAPR 2018 Congress in Madrid. Former Director of the Bulletin of the World Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association. Document Coordinator in 2008. “Serious Mental Illness Attention Model” for IMSERSO. Author of specialized articles on rehabilitation and psychotherapy of psychosis. Bêla Gâlfi Award, 2008. Awarded by the Hungarian Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association, in recognition of the contribution in favor of psychosocial rehabilitation in Hungary.


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