Malo Girod de l’Ain came to art in a roundabout way. A Parisian through and through, his aunt, Hélène Girod de l’Ain, was a famous artist and his parents’ home still hosts a number of delightful paintings. He enjoyed art as a hobby but loved innovation and technology. As a result he attended a science college studying engineering. Science courses were not focused but rather covered all fields. This gifted Malo with the ability to learn on the fly.
Nick White, co founder, of Harmony, is a native of Hawaii with ancestral roots extending over to Scotland where he hopes to visit one day. ‘A pilgrimage’, he calls it. He has the curiosity for rain that only someone who has grown up in sunshine can foster. And interestingly, he went to the same high school as Barack Obama. While at said school, Ken Robinson, the renowned educationalist and international speaker, gave a lecture and fired up Nick’s imagination for what lay ahead. Ken’s most famous talk, his TED talk, looks at the question of ‘our schools are killing creativity’ in which he explores the outdated and crippling teaching methods that do not serve our children well. At the end of the talk, Robinson said that if he were the students’ age, he would get into the budding industry of Artificial Intelligence