CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Andrew McGregor is an inventor, filmmaker, writer, comic publisher, chessboxing champion, entrepreneur, frequent TEDx speaker, mentor, creator of TEDxPacificPalisades, photojournalist, and founder of The Tiziano Project, a not-for-profit that teaches journalism to people living in conflict zones and neglected parts of the world with an emphasis on creating jobs through media training. The organization has worked in places such as Rwanda, Somalia, DR Congo, Iraq, Kenyan slums, a California youth prison, Israel, Palestine, and South Central LA. He has been featured in “Wired”, “Newsweek”, the Sports Section of “The New York Times”, and many other publications.
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF ADVOCACY OFFICER
Daniela is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer with expertise in global humanitarian development. She worked with aid organizations in the US, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Israel, Liberia and Senegal, creating documentaries and advocacy media about humanitarian and human rights issues. Her film credits range from the award winning documentary TALIBE, the United Nations FAO Ending Hunger Campaign and the UN Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), to collaborations with grassroots initiatives in Education, Youth Leadership, Girls and Women’s Empowerment, Children’s Rights and Modern-day Slavery. She is a member of CAP with Creative Visions Foundation, the founder and Executive Director of DEEDA Productions and the annual Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA), a board member of the HRW Film committee and the Women’s Rights Committee of Human Rights Watch in Los Angeles, a producer and consultant for social impact media productions, international advocacy campaigns, and non-profits.
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Annika is an electronics designer, fabricator, programmer, and educator. When not doing these amazing things she teaches teens in difficult situations how to make robots (including how to create all of the mechanical and electrical components that are often from repurposed and recycled parts). Her personal creations have included open-source autonomous vehicles (for sea, land, and air!) as well as many Arduino projects for automating things and helping them communicate with one another. Sometimes she stars on television shows and her G+ following has literally created waves. She also does much of her own circuit design and her life has even inspired the creation of a comic book character!
CHIEF ROBOTICS ARCHITECT
Sireesh is a prolific inventor and innovator who loves imagining new devices and finds great joy in efficiently bringing them to the world. He graduated with a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and is experienced in ASIC Design, integrated circuit fabrication, robotics, controls and data acquisition areas. We thought about listing all the things he has done here but it might be too much information for the Internet and we also didn’t want to put the Most Interesting Man in the World out of a job.