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Adina Popescu

Founder / CEO

Adina is a Philosopher & VR/AR Pioneer. She has advised Apple & Conservation International on VR/ METAVERSE as early as 2014, kicking off CIs immersive storytelling for impact. Adina is an avid public speaker and has published extensively on data privacy in a growing digitally connected world. At the Energy Transition Dialogue, UNESCO and GEZ she advocated for decentralized digital frameworks and has advised the German Government on privacy preserving protocols.

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JT Reager

NASA - Remote Sensing Data integration

John is an award-winning NASA scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena where he studies water resources using satellites that monitor the Earth’s gravitational field. He is the principal investigator on the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment where his research focuses on using slight changes in the Earth’s gravitational field to map changes in water circulation and concentration. He is the Deputy Project Applications Lead for the GRACE-FO mission. Most recently JT Reager was awarded the presidential Early Career Award for Using Gravity to Track Earth’s Water Systems.


Jeremy Beam

ÆRTH Architecture

Jeremy has worked 20+ years with a multitude of technologies and has in depth experience in Cyber Security, He holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences having previously worked with Pharmaceutical Industries as a Microbiologist. Jeremy provides quality oversight and systems architecture design for implementing technological processes and solutions.


Jens Wischnewsky

ÆRTH Full Stack

Jens is a pragmatic full-stack engineer and architect with an M.Sc. Computer Science and a B.Sc. Mathematics.

Before ÆRTH, he gathered years of experience in his Role as Founder of a Math e-learning Startup, and as a Data Scientist for a social network.


Daniel Illner


Holding a masters degree from Technical University Munich in Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence, Daniel is an Berlin based engineer with a strong background in Computer Science. As a former visiting research fellow at Harvard University, his interests circulate around Computation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Neuroscience, the Mind and Philosophy.


Steven Ward

Distributed Ecomomy

Steven has worked in Markets for 7 years. Starting as a Hedgefund Trader at Genesis Proprietary trading, where he traded in STIR's (Short Term Interest Rates). Moving into brokerage and analytics after a few years on the trading floor, Steven has worked in all aspects of trading, from market operations, client management, analytics, through to back-end process management within the Australian regulatory framework. Steven brings these years of experience to the project as the driving creative force behind Vy.Finance

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Dr. Newton Campbell Jr

AROSE Space Consortium

Newton is the Director of Space Programs at the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) Consortium. Newton began his career supporting US DOD research programs, primarily within DARPA. For ten years, he served as Principal Investigator and technical lead of research projects in the domains of Internet Privacy, Internet-of-Things, and Cyber-Physical Systems. After DoD,  he served as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert for the NASA Langley Research Center OCIO Data Science Team. There, Newton focused on programs in urban air mobility, geomagnetism, virtual reality, AI Ethics, high-performance computing for computational physics, and space radiation effects on human biology.


Josh Willis

Nasa/ JPL/ Oceanographer

Joshua K. Willis is an oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His area of expertise is current sea level rise, as well as measuring ocean temperatures., Willis is the project scientist for Jason-3. He holds the Charles K. Witham Environmental Stewardship Award, JPL, the Ocean Sciences Early Career Award from the American Geophysical Union and the Bruce Murray Award for Excellence in Education and Public Engagement.


Brandon Levy


Chief Program Officer at Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA). Brandon is a community builder, systems thinker, and mission-driven professional with experience working with leading sustainable enterprises.

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Herbert Sterchi

Operations Switzerland

Herbert has been in the blockchain industry since 2013 and helped to found companies like Ethereum, Consensys, Akasha, Polkadot and now ÆRTH.

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Txai Macêdo

Advisor on Amazonian indigenous leadership

Indigenist since 1978, "sertanista" (word used to name the person who defends indigenous rights dedicated to mediate the relations between indigenous people and whitemen) since 1986. He was the founder and national coordinator along with Chico Mendes and Ailton Krenak of the Aliança dos Povos da Floresta (People of the Forest Alliance).
As a "sertanista", he received several titles such as Autonomist of the History of Acre, Motivator of the Forestry and Etinozoning Program in Indigenous lands, Holder of the Medal of Honor for Indigenous Merit, among others. He is one of the biggest proponents of Agro Forestry.

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Jack Healey

Advisor - Human Rights

Jack Healey was the Director of Amnesty International for 12 years. He is an American human rights activist. Called "Mr. Human Rights", Healey's focus has been on inspiring the youth to support non-violent activism that would push back oppressive governments and societies. 


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