Marques Anderson

World Builder, Thought Leader and Cyborg-Anthropologist

Seeking to be globally impactful, Marques created the World Education
Foundation in 2009. Through this mission, he has traveled to over 81
countries and developed on-site programs in 21 of those countries.
During this time, Marques has gained a plethora of knowledge and
expertise at the nexus of indigenous wisdom, modern technology and
future communities.

With an RFID chip internally implanted, Marques is a cyborg with a deep
passion for ancestral wisdom, recognizing patterns, and creating
personal and communal transformation in sync with the natural world.

After writing a Ph.D. proposal focused on Cyborg Anthropology, Marques
decided to accept an invitation to participate in the Global Solutions
Program hosted by Singularity University and NASA.

Marques is a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur currently mobilizing his
experience and expertise to help multiple businesses, industries, and
communities re-imagine the future. He develops clear strategies and
frameworks to approach complex challenges and articulate purpose
driven solutions through keynotes and client sessions.

After choosing to leave a career as an elite athlete in the NFL, Marques
has inspired others to live their truth through the Power of the Pivot.
Through his journey, he has embodied resilience, focus sacrifice, and
discipline to become a leader in multiple fields.

Adah Parris

Futurist, Storyteller and Cultural Strategist

A polymath and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns, and stories.
In 2019, Adah was recognized as one of TED Talks Global Emerging
Innovators and was nominated by Google. In 2018, she was recognized
as one of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in

Adah is a storyteller who empathetically subverts the status quo by
encouraging her audiences to become critical thinkers, philosophers, and immersive storytellers. Creative and Innovators.

Adah takes a philosophical and anthropological approach to technology; merging logic and creativity to design immersive problem solving, learning and development environments. Her current interests are focused on the anatomy of transformation and innovation, from ancient wisdom, natural systems and indigenous community practices to digital and emerging technologies.

With over 20 years of experience in transforming cultures to create human blockchains*, Adah has worked with businesses and individuals in advertising, education, entertainment, entrepreneurship, marketing, media and technology start-ups.

*Decentralised human ecosystems of trust and transparency.

Her clients and partnerships have included Google, Unilever,
Sainsbury’s, Oath, Ogilvy Labs, The British Council, The EU Council, The
Tate Modern, the British Film Institute (BFI), The Union Chapel, Burning
Man Camp: Playground, ArabNet Dubai, Innovate Finance, Wayra UK,
The Friday Club, and Shambala Festival to name a few.

Ancestral Cyborg Podcast: with your host Adah Parris and Marques Anderson