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Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality and Quantum Computing are the hottest innovations right now. Get insights on how these technologies will disrupt the business environment.
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Leveraging technology is not everything when it comes to your business’ success. Use the latest discoveries in neuroscience, biology and psychology to take your performance to the next level.
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Samantha Payne is the co-founder of Open Bionics – an award-winning robotics company turning children with limb differences into bionic superheroes. Open Bionics works with companies like Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and Fox to turn science fiction into reality. The startup builds affordable assistive technologies that enhance the human body. Open Bionics has won the global Robotics & AI for Good award, the James Dyson award for innovative engineering and two British Engineering Excellence awards. Samantha has been recognised as an entrepreneur to watch by Forbes30under30, Bloomberg, and Fast Company. Samantha is a WIRED innovation fellow.
When3 Oct - 10:00-10:45
The future of prosthetics: Open Bionics Turning disabilities into superpowers. Samantha Payne will present the award-winning Hero Arm. A multi-grip bionic arm that is radically cheaper than competitors and looks like it is a bionic arm from the movies.
Andy Lark is a globally awarded leader and entrepreneur with significant experience of building the world’s technology, online and consumer businesses. He has built one of the most successful SaaS start-ups into a global software powerhouse; launched apps used by millions every day; lead the transformation of Australia’s most vibrant financial services brand; and, built one of the largest eCommerce sites in the world. Today he is a highly sought-after speaker, futurist and consultant on brand, marketing, digital and customer experience.
He has held multiple C-Suite roles – and worked with leading brands – including, Air New Zealand, Commonwealth Bank, Dell, Emirates Team New Zealand, Foxtel, Southwest Airlines, Foxtel, and Xero. Today Andy chairs Group Lark – a global consultancy driving brand and digital transformations for the world’s leading countries and enterprises. He is a non-executive director of Mercury Energy. He has held directorships with Argent Networks, No8 Ventures, Endace Systems, Simple (chair), SLI Systems, and Fronde. He and invests in and advises numerous start-ups.
Andy is regularly rated in the Top 100 CMOs and digital leaders globally; writes one of the leading marketing blogs – The Daily Lark; and recently co-authored NYTimes and Amazon best-seller, Augmented – cited by China’s President Xi Jinping as recommended reading on Artificial Intelligence.
When2 Oct - 15:30-16:15
For decades the computer-to-human interface hasn’t shifted. Our interactions are mired in text interaction, clicks, digital puppets, and “dumb” conversations. Now, the power of artificial general intelligence; advances in neuroscience, and advanced animation have started to infuse machines with a soul.
Powered by digital brains, a new interface is emerging that will change forever how we interact with machines. Digital employees, agents and celebrities are being born that will change forever the way we communicate and engage. See how – from phones and tablets to screens in cars to traditional desktop – leading companies have already begun laying the foundation for the next revolution in computing.
1. Soul Machines will reshape you engage, interact and transact with consumers, employees and stakeholders
2. Where and how to apply Soul Machines in your business
3. Leading businesses are deploying Soul Machines today to out-innovate competitors and scale like never before
When2 Oct - 11:00-11:45
A keynote that opens the aperture on the promise and potential of brands and marketing.
Would you change if your life depended on it? How will you lead your businesses through change in the face of unprecedented disruption? How will you “Uberfy” and “Amazon” your business to future-proof growth? What’s an ‘Nth Power’? How can you lead innovation by deploying more makers than managers? How can you out-innovate and out-brand the competition using moments of doubt, desire and dissatisfaction?
These are just a few of the questions that will be answered in an entertaining and enlightening keynote by Andy Lark – a multi-award-winning marketer; an entrepreneur who has built billion-dollar brands; and innovator who has taught thousands of people how to secure an advantage in the post-digital economy.
Learn and understand:
1. New techniques for architecting brands, products and experiences
2. How Martech can move beyond funnels and mass email to be an engine of growth for your business
3. Why the fundamentals of marketing need to be modernized to accelerate advantage
A Sr. Manager -Global Product Management and Marketing professional. She comes with expertise in introducing and driving thought-leadership on the latest cutting edge technology solutions like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Computing.
She is an artificial intelligence enthusiast who is motivated to drive and communicate the science and applications of AI which would radically change the way we work and live. She comes with over 12 years of experience in IT industry. Prior to Fujitsu, she was in Global Product Management and strategy roles with Hewlett Packard Enterprise driving the design and roadmap. Manju holds an MBA and Bachelor’s degree in Technology.
When2 Oct - 10:45-11:30
Quantum computing is becoming one of the buzz words of the decade and has gone from being mysterious to ‘game changing’. Prototype devices exploiting quantum phenomena exist, and the world’s leading organizations have already moved beyond investigation and experimentation to proofs of concept. In this session we will go through:
1) The WHAT?, WHY? and HOW? of quantum computing.
2) Progress made with quantum computing – from use cases to real world scenarios
3) Leveraging quantum speed for business disruption today with the concept of ‘quantum-inspired’ computing
Dimitrios Prodromou is the founder and technical director of Humanizing Technologies GmbH, a company that consistently pursues the goal of integrating robots into everyday life in society and creating meaningful application scenarios.
Under the “FernArbeiter” brand, the portfolio is expanded to include the “Telepresence robot” Double. Together with his co-founder Tim Schuster, the team comprises 14 clever and bright minds in three locations in Germany and Austria.
The company is one of the leading software and solution provider for Pepper, the most advanced humanoid robot (by Softbank Robotics). Their ready-to-use core software enables everybody to manage multiple robots, create content and develop use cases in no-time, everything without a single line of code. This Robot Management System drives 110+ robots, and it is considered as the biggest robotic fleet in Europe in private administration. Dimitrios Prodromou holds a master degree in Mechatronics/Robotics and is actively working since 15years in the robotic business.
When3 Oct - 15:00-15:45
Humanization of Robots – Good or Bad? Robots are already part of our daily life. The so-called social and service robots help us to orientate in supermarkets, welcome us in company entrances and assist us with our transfers in a bank’s lobby. Furthermore, we use them as tools in our homes to clean the floor or mow the lawn. Driven by AI, those physical representations of a chatbot get smarter and more advanced every day.
In this interactive speech, the keynote will focus on the core question: Humanization of Robots? – Good or Bad? And it leaves the answer to the audience. Together with Pepper, Dimitrios will present examples of human-robot-interaction and inform about the current use cases and capabilities of today’s robots.
Jason Yim is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Trigger – The Mixed Reality Agency with offices in Los Angeles and Aarhus, Denmark. He has creatively led over 150,000 hours of development in mixed reality, including as a Snap Lens Studio Partner, showcase developer for Vuforia and Google, and as an early developer for Magic Leap.
Jason’s recent high-profile work incorporates mixed reality in marketing (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), product development (Hotwheels – Augmoto), location-based experiences (Fish Designer for LEGO House) and Enterprise tools (AR Design Evaluation tool for Honda), all of which demonstrates the wide spectrum of use cases for mixed reality across all industries.
In 2015, Jason returned to his childhood home to speak at TEDx Hong Kong on “Computer Vision Bringing Toys to Life” Additionally, Jason has 4 assigned Patents in AR/MR with several more pending.
Jason was also featured in Apple’s first TV show: Planet of the Apps and won two LA Auto Show Design Challenges back-to-back with his partners at Honda Advanced Design.
When2 Oct - 13:00-13:45
A broad overview of the XR industry landscape that will quickly drill down into hard-earned insights from 150,000 hours of XR development. Attendees will learn about the pros and cons of XR implementation across various platforms from Social AR, like Snap, Facebook and Instagram, and how they compare to dedicated AR apps or LBE solutions. Project case studies from high-profile XR campaigns like Spider-man Far From Home, Toy Story 4, The NBA, The NHL, The LEGO Museum etc will help illustrate common challenges and solutions.
• WHY AND HOW TO USE AR? – Strategy behind an XR campaign
• WHAT CAN YOU DO IN XR? – Implementation options: Social AR, Web AR, AR Apps and Modules, Location Based Experiences
• WHERE IS XR GOING? – Latest trends and emerging technologies that are affecting the XR industry
M.Sc., Ph.D. in Robotics & AI. 30+ years of experience with Professional Service Robots. Created one of Europe’s largest robotics innovator companies with more than 80 experts. Has given more than 250 talks about robotics around the world, incl. TED-x talks. EU reviewer, evaluator, advisor. Several awards & prizes. Dedicated to robotic entrepreneurship, innovation and business.
When3 Oct - 14:15-15:00
– How the robotics industry has progressed until now and how it will progress in the next 5-10 years and beyond.
– The business model of Blue Ocean Robotics and how we managed to become a success building upon partnerships.
– Examples of some of our robots, including the award winning UVD robot that saves lives in hospitals every day.
1. Unique business model in the robotics industry.
2. Partnerships are essential to create successful products and solutions.
3. Robotics industry is growing rapidly and opens up lots of opportunities for all.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé is the Chairman of IREST (Economic and Social Research Institute on Telecommunications), a think tank of influence based in Paris.
Jean-Pierre has been Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA), representing the digital telecommunications industry (operators, manufacturers, research and academic institutes,
verticals, SMEs) in the Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) with the European Commission, from 2016 until 2019. He has also been Chairman of the 5G PPP Steering Board.
Jean-Pierre has been Chairman of mobile industry association The UMTS Forum from 2003 until 2016, with a mission to promote a common vision of the development of 3G UMTS and 4G LTE and evolutions, and to ensure their worldwide commercial success.
Joining France Telecom (FT) in 1979, Bienaimé has had responsibilities including Director Planning Department at FT, Advisor to the Director General of Moroccan Telecommunications in Rabat, Director
of Marketing and Product Development for International Networks Services at FT, Chief Executive Officer of Nexus International, and Vice-President Group Mobile Support at Orange. From 2010 until 2016, Jean-Pierre has been Senior Vice-President at Orange Wholesale.
Jean-Pierre is graduated from ESSEC Business School (Master in Management), from Sciences-Po Paris, from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes Télécommunications – Paris, and from INSEAD
When3 Oct - 12:15-12:45
Ruben Horbach is spearheading Innovation for German digital agency ETECTURE and works closely with C-level management to develop the long term digital strategy of the agency.
ETECTURE is always using the latest technologies available while delivering digital transformation projects through a proven method for some of the leading companies in Germany including Daimler, Volkswagen and ING.
Before his current role, Ruben worked as Head of Innovation for the London based Digital Innovation agency Somo. During his time with Somo he worked with many global brands including Audi, BP, Goldman Sachs and The New York Times.
Furthermore, he worked for Apple, founded two start-ups and is a frequent international keynote speaker.
Ruben currently lives in Amsterdam.
When2 Oct - 12:30-13:00
In this exciting talk Ruben Horbach will highlight the latest developments in both AR and VR, and how these incredible technologies will impact both users and businesses. Get ready for a whirlwind of example cases, intriguing sneak peaks in R&D labs and gain valuable insights in the next big technology platforms.
1. What are the latest developments that drive AR.
2. How is AR impacting human behaviour / how will our behaviour change.
3. Is AR already causing change for businesses / how will this develop in the coming years.
Bert Martin Ohnemüller is a high performance business coach, sought-after speaker and author.
He has three decades of experience in leadership, marketing, and communication under his belt.
In his work, he combines the knowledge gained from brain research, evolutionary biology, and positive psychology with the subjects of leadership, communication, and inspiration with the goal of helping people to discover their “best self“ and uniting them with their true emotional strength in mind.
Most recently, he published Mehr Erfolg am Point of Sale and Neues Denken. Neues Handeln. As a lecturer of neuromerchandising® and leadership, he shares his experiences at the Steinbeis-Hochschule in Berlin, the Hochschule Furtwangen University, the American University of Iraq, as well as the Institute for Marketing and Communication in Wiesbaden (IMK).
Bert is married and a father of four.
When3 Oct - 12:45-13:15
„The biology of loyalty”
Successful brands don’t sell products, they use an evolutionary filter. Insights from neuroscience, evolutionary biology and positive psychology, combined with more than three decades of practical experience will lift your performance to a new level.
An experienced adviser for companies on market entry, innovation scouting and growth strategies, Idan has worked with some of Israel’s most innovative early-stage startups in the fields of AI, computer vision and cyber security. With a prior focus on Smart Cities, Idan recently became Director of the UK Israel Tech Hub.
Based at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, the Hub drives economic growth by establishing tech partnerships that have helped boost the UK economy by as much as £1 billion since it was launched in 2011.
As the Director of the Hub, Idan is using strategic skills and creativity to enable British companies to access Israel’s tech cluster and further develop projects such as smart cities and smart industries, incorporating AI, Computer vision, IoT and other emerging tech to address problems, add value and map future directions in the fields of education, healthcare, communications, transportation, energy and others.
When3 Oct - 16:15-16:45
An insight into how emerging technology such as AI, 5G and IoT coupled with the right business mechanisms can drive and shape the smart city revolution across the globe. A new urban paradigm is emerging – a connected, interoperable and most crucially, sustainable city. As smart city use cases come alive and century-old rigid sectors begin to converge, will big corporate learn to adapt?
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Oskari is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits and an IPO, more than ten years of experience of startup accelerating & co-operation between startups and corporations. I
n the past, he was Partner at seed fund and venture accelerator Pivot5 and behind such ventures as RTS Networks (IPO), Reippailupuisto Huimala (exit HopLop), Offerium (exit Sanoma), KoppiCatch, and Tabletkoulu.
Oskari has a Ph.D. in Venture Capital with studies in Stanford and the National University of Singapore. He is currently Partner at Redstone based in Helsinki and covers Redstone’s activities in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
When3 Oct - 16:45-17:15
Startups should experiment various go-to-market strategies. One alternative is to collaborate with an established corporation and seek to access their distribution channels. Startup collaboration is increasingly important for large corporations too from innovation, learning and renewal viewpoints. Disrupt or become disrupted. Kaj Hagros, partner for VC firm Redstone explains the various open innovation mechanisms, the goals and drivers for corporate venture capital investing, and the dos and don’ts of industrial investors.
Justin Hendrix is Executive Director of NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership between the City’s industry and its universities to drive emerging media and technology innovation and entrepreneurship, and the founding Executive Director of RLab, a new 16,500 square foot facility including co-working labs, classrooms, studios, and more in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. RLab is the nation’s first city-funded center for research, entrepreneurship and education in virtual and augmented-reality, spatial computing and other emerging media technologies.
Previously he was Vice President, Business Development & Innovation for The Economist. He holds a BA from the College of William & Mary and an MSc in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
When2 Oct - 14:45-15:30
Synthetic Media, or content that has been algorithmically created or modified with AI and deep learning, is saturating the digital landscape. From chatbots to voice assistants and deep fakes, many fear the blurring of the line between what is real and what is synthesized, of the spread of hoaxes and lies. But these technologies will also create new means for expression, and new tools to create art and engage people.
In this talk, NYC Media Lab and RLab Executive Director Justin Hendrix will discuss the opportunities and challenges for a new form of media at the intersection of computer generated images, video, and voice, sourcing examples from new university research, R&D, and innovation in the space. What balance will the media industry need to strike when working with AI generated content? How is Synthetic Media changing the production, consumption, and monetization of media?
• Understand how the media industry is leveraging the cutting-edge design and engineering research of talented researchers and startup companies. More specifically, how organizations like NYC Media Lab and RLab are building an ecosystem that mixes education, industry, and entrepreneurship towards the goal of advancing human experience with technology.
• Understand how new forms of media and content will bring new economic trends, such as commercialization forecasts, what’s in market, and what’s to come.
• Gain a critical perspective on how AI, deep learning and synthetic media technologies are creating profound, global challenges in the decade ahead, and how we can work together to overcome them.
Jakub Olek is a communications strategist with over 10 years’ experience of working with new technology and financial companies on government relations, public policy, corporate communications and regulatory affairs.
As Senior Government Relations Director for Lime – the scooter sharing company – he leads market entry and governmental affairs at central and local level in Eastern European countries and Russia. He has successfully led the launch of Lime in seven cities and secured its first to market position as well as introduced Lime to unique partnerships opportunities with cities across the region.
In previous roles, Jakub served as policy and public affairs regional lead for Ofo and Santander Group. With several years in consulting business he also gained an international business development experience while working in Guangzhou, China and Bangalore, India.
Jakub is a corporate lawyer by training, and a graduate of the Warsaw University.
When2 Oct - 17:15-17:45
For the first time in human history, over 75% of the European population live in cities and it is expected to grow to 80% by 2050. With that growth, we all have experienced the same problems: congestion, pollution, lack of space, increasing anonymity and inequality, as well as poor infrastructure. What we can do to tackle these challenges? How tech can help? Are we ready for the innovation in our daily commute? Let’s talk cities of the future!
Maria Pocovi is CEO and founder of Emotion Research LAB, a computer vision company which explores how machines understand human emotions. Since 2014 the company has provided facial emotion recognition algorithms with on-line and on-premises solutions for real-time applications.
Maria is passionate about human-technology interaction and the process of bringing new applications to the market which help companies empower emotional sensing on devices to prepare brands to provide the next generation of services, products and experiences to their customers.
Guest speaker “Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations” Oxford University and MBA, IESE Business School University of Navarra (Barcelona, Spain)
When2 Oct - 16:45-17:15
Emotional Technology is an exciting area for brands to obtained unfiltered and unbiased feedback from their customers. The technology is based on deep learning and computer vision and allows, with a simple web cam, track in real-time consumer emotional responses. But around this tech there is a lot of questions: what happens with the privacy law?, Companies are really using this technology?, Can I obtain valuable data?.
Be ready for a market trend forecasted by 40B dollars by 2021 and discover how facial coding is becoming a critical part of customer centricity culture.
Razvan Sighinas joined ING Bank Romania management Board in March as CIO.
Răzvan is active in the IT field for more than 18 years, having started as a software engineer and moving on to operations and senior management roles in US and Europe for major players including Oracle, Vodafone and Electronic Arts.
He holds an engineer’s degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic University, an MBA from HEC France and several major certifications in software and project management.
Prior to his joining ING he operated as Senior Director for Electronic Arts, running an organization spanning across US, Canada, Romania, Ireland and India in charge of providing technology solutions and services such as game engines, big data and real-time analytics solutions running behind all Electronic Arts’ digital offerings.
In the past 10 years he also headed the IT Operations for Vodafone Romania and created the IT Shared Service Center in Bucharest for Vodafone Group.
Octavian is a tech journalist and the Events & Contents Strategist of start-up.ro, Romania’s finest startups & entrepreneurship publication. Previously, he was the editor-in-chief of the top tech news website in the country and he has written stories about technology and startups for two of the leading newspapers in Romania, Adevărul & România Liberă. He is an avid social media user, with over 10.000 followers, a passionate video creator and SEO Consultant.
When2 Oct - 10:00-10:30