#Nextgen — 27.10.2021

The NextGen Experience 2021: “Portraits of 3 inspiring speakers"

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Close to 190 Nextgeners joined the new 100% digital “NEXTGEN EXPERIENCE: "A FAST TRACK TO WEALTH MANAGEMENT".

Marked by a strong line-up of international speakers from both corporate and academic worlds, they enjoyed debates with our experts, innovative digital experiences, conferences with leading entrepreneurs and inspiring meet-ups amongst themselves and with our speakers. 

Dive into the new 2021 edition and discover the portraits of three inspired leading entrepreneurs:


Daniela Fernandez is an award-winning social entrepreneur, thought leader, and internationally sought-after speaker on the entrepreneurial mindset, ocean innovation, technology, youth empowerment, and sustainability.  At the age of 19, Daniela founded Sustainable Ocean Alliance as a college-room idea at Georgetown University. Five years later, SOA has created the world's largest network of young Ocean Leaders in over 165 countries and launched the world's first Ocean Solutions Accelerator to support developing technological solutions to address the greatest threats facing our planet.

Daniela has been recognized for her work by former U.S. Secretary John Kerry, U.S. President Bill Clinton, and E.U. Commissioner Karmenu Vella. She is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and a member of Friends of Ocean Action—a select group of leaders working to fast-track solutions to ocean challenges.


“The big call to action of the next generation is truly around taking responsibility in defining your passion and act upon it. Now is the time to take this opportunity and create a positive impact in this world.  The ocean is truly the beating heart of our planet, as we get more oxygen from the ocean than trees. So let’s save this ecosystem to protect ourselves.”

DANIELA FERNANDEZ Founder & CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance


Jean-Marc Holder is a technology marketer and strategist and a co-founder of SeqOne Genomics.  He studied engineering and business at McGill University and the University of Michigan, before embarking on a career in international marketing and business development in leading technology companies such as Apple Computer and Palm.  His passion for innovation then led him to participate in the creation of several successful startups in areas ranging from travel and social medial to telecommunication prior to co-founding SeqOne Genomics. An avid yachtsman, Jean-Marc has participated in numerous world championships as well as the Olympics in the discipline of yachting. 




“We believe genetics-based personalized medicine will become our most effective weapon in the fight against chronic disease and cancer.”

JEAN-MARC HOLDER Co-founder of SeqOne Genomics


Glenn Finch is the General Manager for Cognitive Business Decision Support at IBM. Mr. Finch’s emphasis on Process Re-Imagination, AI, Data and IOT is focused on the most challenging and transformative engagements which IBM undertakes. Those engagements have leveraged broader Customer Centricity, Experience, and multiple Operations activities across process domains. He has over 25 years of experience with such organizations as ADP, Astra Zeneca, Anthem, State Farm, The Weather Company, Twitter, Unilever, RIMAC, DIRECTV, Banorte, Vodafone, H3G, Maybank, JPMC, HSBC, Bank of America, Capital One, American Express, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Barclays, LTSB, and GE Capital and GM.



“We do not believe in fully automated AI: There will always be a human in the loop. Our mission is to augment humans.”

GLENN FINCH Global Leader Big Data & Analytics at IBM

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