British Airways has released details of the guest list for its inaugural UnGrounded flight on 12th June.
The private flight from San Francisco to London Heathrow has been conceived as an ‘innovation lab in the sky’, with the 100 plus invited guests set to work together on a number of pre-ordained tasks and challenges. The ideas and solutions that they come up with will then be presented to the United Nations ITU Secretary General at the DNA (Decide Now Act) Summit in London.
Amongst the invited guests will be Gavin Newson (California Lieutenant Governor), Craig Newmark (craigslist and craigconnects), Gina Bianchini (Mightybell), Andrew D’Souza (Top Hat), Claudia Fan Munce (IBM), Will Young (Zappos Labs), Alexis Ringwald (LearnUp), David Raskino (Microsoft), Anthony Goldbloom (Kaggle), James Beshara (CrowdTilt) & Tiffany Shlain (The Webby Awards).
In addition, Mashable, one of the leading news sources for the internet, was invited to select 10 participants based on a competition which asked entrants to put forward their own ideas and suggestions. Amongst the winners were Jen Padgett (CTA), Brian Doll (GitHub), Kimberlie Cerrone (Tiatros) & Kristen Christian (Bank Transfer Day).
Further details regards UnGrounded can be found at the following website – http://ungroundedthinking.com/