A list of sessions from Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon with links to the corresponding recordings on the Web Summit Vimeo Account. Use Ctrl+F to search!

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Centre Stage 2019-11-04

Breakout startups group 1

Are these the startups everyone will be talking about in 2020? Dozens of the world’s leading investors think so. Get ready to see and hear from some of the world’s most exciting early-stage startups.
  • Luisa Lima (Fyde)
  • Veronika Riederle (Demodesk)
  • Andre Jordao (Barkyn)
  • Nils Henning (CASAFARI)
  • Shane Curran (evervault)
  • Alina Lapusneanu (Fiskl Limited)
  • Dee Coakley (Boundless)
  • Sarah Sandnes (SafetyWing)
  • Jaleh Rezaei (Mutiny)
  • Sunil Sharma (Techstars Toronto)
  • Casey Lau (RISE)
Centre Stage 2019-11-04

Breakout startups group 2

Are these the startups everyone will be talking about in 2020? Dozens of the world’s leading investors think so. Get ready to see and hear from some of the world’s most exciting early-stage startups.
  • Rui Sales (Stratio)
  • Daniela Seixas (Tonic App )
  • Louise Lindblad (Valispace)
  • Kate Boyle (Banjo Robinson)
  • Catriona Forrest (Eastnine)
  • Jöran Albers (Shleep)
  • Hanna Marie Asmussen (Localyze)
  • Nikki Michelsen (OHNE)
  • Leah Remfry-Peploe (OHNE)
  • Casey Lau (RISE)
  • Sunil Sharma (Techstars Toronto)
Centre Stage 2019-11-04

Opening remarks

  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-04

In conversation with Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance. A name familiar to us all, we know the actions which have led him to living a life in hiding. But how much do we really know about the background and motivations which led him to take these seismic societal actions? Edward will go into detail about the story that has shaped his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.
  • Edward Snowden (Freedom of the Press Foundation)
  • James Ball (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
Centre Stage 2019-11-04

A two way street: Portugal & the tech world

As Portugal continues to attract world class tech companies, we take a look at a homegrown Portuguese tech story, and one that began a lot further afield but ended up in Lisbon.
  • Michelle Zatlyn (Cloudflare)
  • Daniela Braga (DefinedCrowd)
  • Filomena Cautela (RTP)
Centre Stage 2019-11-04

5G+X: Creating a new era?

Huawei President Guo Ping outlines his vision for the Chinese tech giants future.
  • Guo Ping (Huawei)
Centre Stage 2019-11-04

Saving the planet, one drop at a time

Why is water attracting the next generation of high profile entrepreneurs? Join three of the stars of a new feature length documentary – Brave Blue World – to find out.
  • Jaden Smith (501CTHREE.org & JUST water)
  • Gary White (Water.org & WaterEquity)
  • Paul O'Callaghan (BlueTech Research)
  • Laurie Segall (Dot Dot Dot Media)
Centre Stage 2019-11-04

Official Opening Ceremony

Join us as we officially open Web Summit 2019!
  • Pedro Siza Vieira (Government of Portugal)
  • Fernando Medina (City of Lisbon)
  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Breakout startups

Are these the companies everyone will be talking about in 2020? Dozens of the world’s leading investors think so. Each morning and lunchtime on Centre Stage join us to get an introduction to some of the world’s most exciting early and growth stage startups. Each of the startups have been hand-selected by some of the world’s most successful investors. You’re in for a treat.
  • Nuno Pinto (Coverflex)
  • Andre Jordao (Barkyn)
  • Nuno Fonseca (Sound Particles)
  • Josh Lowy (Hugo)
  • Nils Henning (CASAFARI)
  • Sam Al-Mukhtar (Geomiq)
  • Shane Curran (evervault)
  • Dev Amratia (nPlan)
  • Sid Khattri (Vertoe)
  • Bob Moore (Crossbeam)
  • Jaleh Rezaei (Mutiny)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Are you ready for 5G?

Despite the hype, a lot of businesses and consumers still aren’t ready for just how revolutionary 5G is. Join this talk to hear about the Eight Currencies of 5G, and to see a complete picture of how it will open up new possibilities for your company, consumers, and society for years to come. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is an amazing opportunity, and we dare not let it pass.
  • Ronan Dunne (Verizon)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Reinventing your brand in a digital era

Some of the most popular companies in the world sell products that have been popular for a long time. But how do these traditional brands adapt to a modern marketplace?
  • Barbara Martin Coppola (IKEA)
  • Kristin Lemkau (JPMorgan Chase)
  • Lei Cheng (CGTN )
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Building Calibra and increasing access to the global economy

If you have an internet connection today, you can access all kinds of useful services for little to no cost. But when it comes to storing, sending, and spending money, it’s not that simple. Billions of people around the world still lack access to even basic financial services. This is the challenge Calibra is hoping to address with its digital wallet for Libra, a new global payments system powered by blockchain technology. In this session, Kevin Weil, VP of Product for Calibra, will discuss how Calibra specifically and the Libra Blockchain, in general, can provide people with greater access to money and the global economy.
  • Kevin Weil (Calibra (Facebook))
  • Tim Bradshaw (Financial Times)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Winning in round one: Exciting the world's best seed investors

The most influential seed stage investors in the world come together to discuss trends for the next 12 months, and what it takes to raise that first round.
  • Reshma Sohoni (Seedcamp)
  • David Brown (Techstars)
  • Fabrice Grinda (FJ Labs)
  • Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

The future of the EU after Brexit

The man currently at the heart of the Brexit negotiations gives us an in-depth look at what lies in store for Europe after the October 31 extension.
  • Michel Barnier (European Commission)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Thinking outside the box

We all come from different backgrounds, but do we face down challenges in the same way? Former World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will be joined by the Kristen Garcia Dumont, CEO of one of the world's leading gaming companies to explore.
  • Wladimir Klitschko (Klitschko Ventures)
  • Kristen Garcia Dumont (Machine Zone)
  • Halsey Minor (CNET & Live Planet)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

One year out: Will Trump be re-elected?

This day next year the United States will decide on their next president. Dubbed by many as the election which will define a generation, this panel will explore what data, gut and trends are telling us, and who we are likely to see enter the Oval Office for the next four years.
  • Joe Pounder (Bullpen Strategy Group)
  • Neal Katyal (Hogan Lovells)
  • Brittany Kaiser ( Own Your Data Foundation)
  • Tim Alberta (POLITICO)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Your home in 2025

What turns a house into a home? Samsung believes a new wave of innovation will transform our increasingly connected houses into truly smart homes of the future.
  • David Eun (Samsung)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Breakout startups

Are these the companies everyone will be talking about in 2020? Dozens of the world’s leading investors think so. Every lunchtime on Centre Stage you’ll get an introduction to some of the world’s most exciting growth stage startups. Each of the startups have been hand-selected by some of the world’s most successful investors. You’re in for a treat.
  • John Wolanin (Dave.com)
  • Lingjia Tang (Clinc)
  • Kate Rosenbluth (Cala Health)
  • Aba Schubert (Dorae)
  • Alex Barrotti (Touch Bistro)
  • Firmin Zocchetto (PayFit)
  • Laura Urquizu (Red Points)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Uber's road ahead

Uber's Chief Product Officer, Manik shares insights from his four years at the company and previews his vision for the global platform as an operating system for city life.
  • Manik Gupta (Uber)
  • Tim Bradshaw (Financial Times)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

How to win fans and influence people

Influence is a currency in today's society. Building influence can happen from scratch, or stem from success in other endeavours. This session will explore how to build an audience, and once built, how to benefit from it.
  • Caspar Lee (Influencer.com)
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill (Jennis Fitness)
  • Ian Somerhalder (Ian Somerhalder)
  • Laurie Segall (Dot Dot Dot Media)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

The king of capital

In this session, Stephen uses the lessons he's learned as the co-founder and CEO of the largest alternative investment firm in the world, an advisor to world leaders and a global education philanthropist to tell us what it takes in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Stephen Schwarzman (Blackstone)
  • Thorold Barker (The Wall Street Journal)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Building a billion dollar company beyond the Valley

Hear from three founders who have built billion dollars companies in Hong Kong, Colombia and Estonia on why being where everyone else is does not define how successful your company can become.
  • Lucy Liu (Airwallex)
  • Juan Pablo Ortega (Rappi)
  • Markus Villig (Bolt)
  • Melanie Perkins (Canva)
  • Adam Satariano (The New York Times)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Evolution from keyword searches to AI-enabled conversations

Rohit Prasad, VP & Head Scientist for Amazon Alexa, shares his perspective on how far Alexa has come in the five years since launch, as well as how advancements in and democratisation of conversational AI will continue to deliver new experiences and seamlessly connect customers to services.
  • Rohit Prasad (Amazon)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Keep on creating

Ronaldinho joins us with an inspiring message for everybody at Web Summit.
  • Ronaldinho (Teqball)
  • Viktor Huszar (Teqball)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Setting company values

How do you hold true to your company's core values and not just pay them lip service?
  • Gillian Tans (Booking.com)
  • Simon Segars (Arm Inc.)
  • Adaire Fox-Martin (SAP SE)
  • Mark Scott (POLITICO)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

Changing the world 1% at a time

  • Eric Cantona (Common Goal)
  • Jürgen Griesbeck (Common Goal)
Centre Stage 2019-11-05

The future we build needs to be open

How can tech platforms become more intentionally open? The internet has shown us the value and the impact of the open movement - open web, open licenses, open source. But we've also seen that open itself is not enough - open is not equal or accessible for all. How can we, as the innovators of tomorrow, build a future that is open, equitable, and fair?
  • Katherine Maher (Wikipedia)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Mark Little (Kinzen)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Winning in the feedback economy

Feedback is pervasive, public, and powerful. The total transparency of social media coupled with the fundamental human desire to be heard means feedback is constantly surfacing about every aspect of your company. Companies that listen better and faster than their competitors can adapt — and win — in the feedback economy.
  • Zander Lurie (SurveyMonkey)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Knowing your customers: Easy to say, so hard to do

Knowing your customers is harder thank you'd think. Today, technology is transforming the way brands can understand their customers. In this talk, you'll learn how to use data to get inside your customers' heads and give them what they really want.
  • Edwina Dunn (Starcount)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Daring to go beyond customer centricity

IKEA's retail business is transforming — let's hear how this home furnishing company is developing data-driven domestic bliss.
  • Barbara Martin Coppola (IKEA)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Reaching for the Sky

We've never had so much content available to watch as we do today. Rising above the rest requires innovation and quality in production and distribution. Sky managed it this year with Chernobyl. Let's hear how they made recent history into must-see tv.
  • Jeremy Darroch (Sky)
  • Karen Tso (CNBC)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Consolidation of the agency world

Big, consolidated agencies aren't exactly seen as sexy. But as consumer expectations evolve and technology speeds ahead, they're taking on a new appeal. Data now shows that integrated teams are the more successful teams. Let's hear from the leaders of the creative world.
  • Mel Edwards (Wunderman Thompson)
  • Sairah Ashman (Wolff Olins)
  • Brian Collins (Collins)
  • Michelle Castillo (Cheddar)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Machine learning will make marketing more human

AI-enabled everything is rapidly becoming the new normal. How can marketers use this explosion in machine learning to drive growth in their businesses?
  • Kristin Lemkau (JPMorgan Chase)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Noel Toolan (Marketing Change Agent)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Microsoft’s new vision for the web

Liat Ben-Zur, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life, Search & Devices at Microsoft, will share how the company is renewing its investment in the web to deliver the best browser and search experiences for everyone, starting today with businesses.
  • Liat Ben Zur (Microsoft)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

What does it take to be a modern CMO?

A unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with three of the world's leading marketers as they share their insights on building the modern brand.
  • Meagen Eisenberg (TripActions)
  • Tom Klein (MailChimp)
  • Janine Pelosi (Zoom Video Communications)
  • Katie Deighton (The Drum)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Getting inside the brand marketing engine

Let's find out about the latest adtech and martech solutions that can help to build and strengthen real connections between brands and consumers.
  • Alan Boehme (P&G)
  • Cynthia Johnson (Bell + Ivy)
  • Dominic Grounsell (GVC)
  • Marty Swant (Forbes)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Redefining mobile measurement

How do you effectively measure your return on investment? Mobile marketers seeking to maximise their marketing spend devote inordinate time to answering this. Let's hear how that challenge can be simplified.
  • Ted Krantz (App Annie)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Can brands save the planet?

What role do brands have in saving the planet? As governments around the world abdicate responsibility, is it time for brands to speak out and step in?
  • Shane Wall (HP Inc.)
  • Ian Somerhalder (Ian Somerhalder)
  • Naina Bajekal (TIME Magazine)
PandaConf 2019-11-05

Can tech put women's health on the right track?

Technology is changing the way we work, rest and play. More health products and pursuits are available today than ever before. How can you find the best one for you?
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill (Jennis Fitness)
  • Hilary Coles (Hers)
  • Lei Cheng (CGTN )
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Casper Klynge (Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

The future of human existence: Proximity, productivity, and the pursuit of happiness

The physical reality and close proximity that has defined humans for tens of thousands of years has been disrupted over the last century as mass movements of people have disconnected them from their cultures and values. Digital networks and platforms have attempted to solve this conundrum by allowing people to form virtual communities. Marcus Weldon will describe how the technologies of the future will allow humanity to create a new global-local reality, one that allows an augmented human to achieve the impossible in the most challenging of environments.
  • Marcus Weldon (Nokia)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Is Britain better out of Europe?

Brexit is the drama that never ends. It is the defining political event in modern British, and arguably European, politics. It is the biggest change in the European political order since the formation of the European Union. In this session we will hear an ardent Brexiteer and an arch-Remainer argue out the pros and cons. Is Brexit a good thing? We’ll unravel it and find out.
  • Alex Deane (FTI Consulting Strategic Communications)
  • James Ball (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
  • Donie O'Sullivan (CNN )
Future Societies 2019-11-05

The next digital dawn: Scenarios for a new world

It’s clear that humanity has reached a fork in the road. But none of us completely understand the forces, good and bad, that have been unleashed. In this session, Shell’s Head of Strategy, Ed Daniels will premiere his team’s research on how digitalisation could change the world in the decades to come – including its impact on democracy, prosperity, inequality, privacy and security. He will then answer questions about the changes these technologies are bringing and how we can respond to them.
  • Ed Daniels (Shell)
  • Neanda Salvaterra (The Wall Street Journal)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Looking back to go forward: 50 years of the internet

The world has transformed irrevocably since the internet was invented in 1969. Understanding those changes should help us to better understand how the internet will develop over the next 50 years. Research by the Pew Research Centre will tell us about where we have come from, while one of the leaders of the future of the web, Mitchell Baker, will tell us all about where we are going.
  • Lee Rainie (Pew Research Center)
  • Mitchell Baker (Mozilla)
  • Mark Scott (POLITICO)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Protecting the vulnerable: How tech can help refugees

The refugee crisis that struck Europe in 2015 has receded from view in the media. Yet the plight of the over 70 million displaced people and over 30 million refugees globally has not receded. In this session we will hear from experts in the field about what we can do to help, and issue a call to arms - why has tech not done more?
  • Mike Walton (UNHCR)
  • George Papandreou (Hellenic Parliament)
  • Steve Clemons (The Hill)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Khalid Machchate (K&W Technologies International)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Building an innovative community: Imperial College London's White City Campus

Imperial College London is bringing together scientific researchers, corporate partners, entrepreneurs and the local community to coexist and co-create on an unprecedented scale, and to turn cutting edge scientific research into real world benefits for society. Prof. Maggie Dallman OBE will outline the vision behind Imperial’s new White City Campus, fast becoming one of London’s most exciting innovation districts with unique shared community innovation spaces.
  • Maggie Dallman (Imperial College London)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

The whole human thing. Can marketing save our species?

Is our professional quest for all things hyper-effective and relentlessly efficient threatening humanity or sustaining it? Can we seek the holy grail of innovation without jeopardising the people whose lives we touch? How can marketers keep us human?
  • Gail Heimann (Weber Shandwick)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Debunking the unbanked: Bringing payments to the masses

The concept of unbanked people is commonly referenced, especially within emerging markets. But is it papering over the cracks of a deeper problem? This session will explore how to best provide financial services to people in emerging economies, going beyond mere banking.
  • Mark Roden (Ding)
  • Tunde Kehinde (Lidya)
  • Christopher Leacock (Jillionaire LLC)
  • Joon Ian Wong (CoinDesk)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Has technology replaced religion?

Religion and faith have played central roles in human society for centuries. However, with technological advancements that role is being increasingly questioned. In this session we will hear from both sides of the aisle about whether religion can still play a role and if it can what that role might be.
  • Tony Campolo (Eastern University)
  • Steve Petersen (Niagara University)
  • Steve Clemons (The Hill)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Education beyond the classroom

Education is a lifelong development. We do not stop learning when we leave school. In this session we hear from some of the world's leading education innovators about how they encourage learning outside of the classroom, and about the impact that education can have on society.
  • Corinne Vigreux (Tom Tom & Codam)
  • Thomas Holl (Babbel.com)
  • Mmantsetsa Marope (UNESCO)
  • Tom Finn (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Sex and sexuality in the 21st century

Our sexuality is at the core of our humanity. Our sexual relations with each other are central to how society is constructed. As technology has advanced so has our understanding of our own sexuality. This session will discuss where our sexuality is going in the future - from our shifting understanding of gender to a more in-depth knowledge of sexual pleasure.
  • Peter Tatchell (Peter Tatchell Foundation)
  • Steve Clemons (The Hill)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Donald Trump has been a successful president

We can all agree that Donald Trump has been divisive. What we definitely cannot agree on is whether he has been a successful president. Come and hear two US political experts argue it out and then you can make up your own mind.
  • Joe Pounder (Bullpen Strategy Group)
  • Neal Katyal (Hogan Lovells)
  • Dafna Linzer (NBC TV Group)
Future Societies 2019-11-05

Brexit: The never ending story

With a general election now scheduled for December 12 and a new exit date of January 31 2020, the Brexit saga looks set to continue for some time yet. Join us to find out what one of the sharpest political minds to grace Westminster makes of the situation. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will give us his take on the ongoing political story and what he thinks Britain should do next.
  • Tony Blair (Tony Blair Global Institute)
  • Phil Collins (The Times)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

How our first million connected vehicles and machines support our customers’ business

Join Volvo's Anna Westerberg as she discusses how connected customer assets gives our customers increased efficiency, safer traffic and better environment, benefits for the whole society.
  • Anna Westerberg (Volvo Group)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Looking at mobility's new viability

What is next for worldwide mobility? Let's take a look, with one of the fastest-growing players in the game.
  • Yan Li (Niu Technologies)
  • Leisha Santorelli (BBC/British Broadcasting Corporation)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

How we're going to travel in 2025?

In this panel we're going to be looking at what matters to millennials when they travel; from trends, sustainability to finance, all the way to luxury travel.
  • Jan Rezab (Time is Ltd )
  • Meagen Eisenberg (TripActions)
  • Philipp Mintchin (Splyt Technologies)
  • Emil Protalinski (VentureBeat)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Let's play: Gaming in the auto industry

ustwo has enjoyed success in the gaming industry with mobile hit Monument Valley and Apple Arcade exclusive Assemble With Care. What you might not know is that ustwo also has an Auto & Mobility division that works with many OEMs and mobility providers on everything from in-car HMI to autonomous vehicle user experiences to audio-based wayfinding systems for people with vision impairment. Tim Smith, Global Auto & Mobility Director at ustwo, talks about ustwo's perspective on play, its importance for learning and well-being, and how they apply that to the auto and mobility industry, showing off some of their most recent projects.
  • Tim Smith (ustwo)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

AI and decision intelligence

In this Keynote, Google's Chief Decision Scientist will discuss where next for decision intelligence.
  • Cassie Kozyrkov (Google )
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Re-imagining the global transport ecosystem

Going out to collect your food hasn't been in vogue for some time. What innovations are taking place on the global circuit?
  • Markus Villig (Bolt)
  • Carlos Moyses (iFood.com)
  • Tim Stevens (CNET)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Training AI and your car to see intelligently

We're putting a lot of faith in it- but is AI really that intelligent? Light is training your cars to see like a human. In conversation with Javier Zamora, from IESE business school- David Grannan will explore what this new vision means for driving.
  • Dave Grannan (Light)
  • Javier Zamora (IESE BUSINESS SCHOOL)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Porsche's vision for mobility

In-car entertainment systems? How do we develop different modes for mobility? In this panel, we'll discuss all this and more as we discuss the future of mobility.
  • Nils Wollny (Holoride)
  • Christian Knörle (Porsche)
  • Laurens Laudowicz (OKAI)
  • Alison Griswold (Quartz)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Cells to space to salads: What's a robot good for?

For decades, Hollywood has influenced our perception of what robots should look like and how they should behave. This keynote will discuss the reality of robotics in modern society.
  • Kaigham Gabriel (Draper )
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

How shared and electric mobility transforms the city: A world tour

In this keynote, we'll look at some of the largest shared and electric mobility projects that are shaping the cities throughout the world, from car-sharing schemes to micro-mobility and combined ones, as well as integrated with MaaS.
  • Gregory Ducongé (Vulog)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

It takes a village to build a city

How are our cities going to adapt and evolve over the next few years to grow in tandem with technology? In this panel, we'll be looking at how we can develop smart cities across the globe.
  • Micah Kotch (URBAN-X)
  • Pasquale Romano (ChargePoint)
  • Ro Gupta (Carmera)
  • Carrie Shuler (Stealth Mode)
  • Jim Motavalli (The New York Times)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Building an empire from your garage

A lot of startups claim to have been started in a garage, but Christian and Halldora von Koenigsegg built a supercar empire from theirs. What lessons did they learn along the way?
  • Halldora von Koenigsegg (Koenigsegg Automotive)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Our future doesn't have to be a boring dystopia

If you sometimes feel like we're headed toward a very dull dystopia, you're not alone. In this panel, we'll discuss what the future might look like, without the misery.
  • Falon Fatemi (Node)
  • Wendy Queen (EPFL)
  • Fouzia Adjailia (Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Kosice)
  • Emil Protalinski (VentureBeat)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

How to be a leader in the autotech space

What does it take to get a billion dollar auto company off the ground in Europe? Let's find out.
  • Corinne Vigreux (Tom Tom & Codam)
  • Nicolas Brusson (BlaBlaCar)
  • Jonathan Weber (Reuters News)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-05

Privacy meets innovation in a global marketplace

In this keynote presentation, Uber's Chief Privacy Officer, Ruby Zefo, will be discussing the role of privacy in the ride-sharing ecosystem.
  • Ruby Zefo (Uber)
  • Charlie Warzel (The New York Times)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Connor Murphy (Techstars)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

What makes a SaaS star?

What does it take to build enterprise startups that will take the world by storm? Three investors betting on the software solutions discuss what they look for.
  • Yoav Tzruya (Jerusalem Venture Partners)
  • Lyle Fong (EQT Ventures)
  • Michael Schuster (Speedinvest)
  • Cristina Fonseca (Indico Capital Partners)
  • Stewart Rogers (Grit Daily)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Retail therapy: Tech for fast consumption

The fashion retail world changes exceptionally fast, with trends falling in and out of style far more than just seasonally. As retail moves increasingly online and the fight for digital consumers intensifies, what are investors looking for in an e-commerce platform?
  • Carmen Alfonso Rico (Samaipata VC)
  • Rainer Märkle (HV Holtzbrinck Ventures)
  • Nicola McClafferty (Draper Esprit)
  • Natalia Drozdiak (Bloomberg)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

GenZ consumers: What do they want?

Some of the biggest IPOs in recent years have been from consumer tech companies like Spotify, Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, etc. What tech does Gen Z want and where are investors placing their bets?
  • Karen McCormick (Beringea)
  • Tara Reeves (OMERS Ventures)
  • Rob Lowe (LEGO Ventures)
  • Avi Eyal (Entree Capital)
  • Eva Baczynska (The Aster Group)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Smart exits: How can we help?

Investors work together to help founders grow their companies and eventually reach the exit scenario. Join this panel to find out what role investors play in supporting their founders.
  • Younghoon Park (GS Shop)
  • Jean-Marc Patouillaud (partech)
  • Asaf Horesh (Vintage Investment Partners)
  • John-Christian Bourque (Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan)
  • Mike Hollinger (Dentons Canada LLP)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Winning the war for talent

The war for talent is raging and the new battlefield is the independent workforce. Work is ripe for disruption. Employee underperformance, lack of engagement, and turnover are expensive and persistent concerns for corporations. Alternatives to traditional full-time employment in a full-time job are here, along with the new technology, startups, and platforms to support a new way of work. Join this panel to learn more about the future of work and investors' perspective on the war for talent.
  • Diane Mulcahy (Kauffman Foundation, The Gig Economy)
  • Denis Barrier (Cathay Innovation)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

What to do with your good idea

How do you turn an idea into reality? Who should you ask for help? The people you choose to work with can become your competitive advantage. When you have an idea, what people should you surround yourself with to make it a success?
  • Elizabeth Weil (Cartograph Capital)
  • Saalim Chowdhury (500 Startups)
  • Cyril Ebersweiler (SOSV)
  • Chris Adelsbach (Outrun Ventures)
  • Jared Lindzon (Fast Company, Globe and Mail, Fortune, the Guardian & More)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Opening remarks - Global Venture Overview

  • Nizar Tarhuni (PitchBook)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

The state of global seed

The shift towards later-stage investments has created a challenging landscape for early-stage startups seeking funding. As the pool of seed investors shrinks, what are those who are left searching for in companies?
  • Reshma Sohoni (Seedcamp)
  • Gillian Munson (Union Square Ventures)
  • Zach Coelius (Coelius Capital)
  • Alexandre Barbosa (Faber Ventures)
  • Nizar Tarhuni (PitchBook)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

AI: Advantage investing?

How can AI and VC work more closely together? Can AI help VCs make more informed decisions about the scalability of a startup, and the likelihood of growth? In this panel we'll look at harnessing the power of AI to assist the decisions often based on gut.
  • Jacob Mullins (Shasta Ventures)
  • Dale Chang (Scale Venture Partners)
  • David Kelnar (MMC Ventures)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Why startups need corporate VC to thrive

Entrepreneurs and startup executives have many options when raising capital for their fast moving companies so they can stay ahead of innovations in 5G, mobility and AI. This session's speakers come from the world's largest corporations and will make the case for corporate venture capital, discuss what entrepreneurs should know before accepting it, and what CVCs can offer besides money.
  • Gen Tsuchikawa (Sony Corporation)
  • Deborah Magid (IBM Venture Capital)
  • Colleen Cunniffe (Verizon Ventures)
  • Alex Irwin-Hunt (fDi Magazine (Financial Times))
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Supporting entrepreneurs in new markets

Balancing value and profit: Learn how VCs support tech companies in developing countries that have the ability to succeed and change the world for the better.
  • Maya Horgan Famodu (Ingressive)
  • Michael Schlein (Accion)
  • Pedro Santos Vieira (500 Startups)
  • Alara Basul (UKTN - formerly Tech City News)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Making it better: Good disruptions

Whoever holds the gold makes the rules. Cash rich investors decide what opportunities and ideas get the green light and which go to idea heaven. This session explores the heavy burden to make the right choices for our collective future.
  • Christian Nagel (Earlybird)
  • Jalak Jobanputra (FuturePerfect Ventures)
  • Marcelo de Andrade (Earth Capital Partners)
  • George Henry (LocalGlobe)
  • Caleb Silver (Investopedia)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

Banking on it: Why fintech is more than a safe bet

Fintech could be a gateway to financial inclusion globally, making the sector more than just a smart bet. From online lending to payments startups, why should VCs focus on fintech?
  • Michael Schlein (Accion)
  • Donatella Callegaris (Flashpoint)
  • Callum Burroughs (Business Insider)
Venture stage 2019-11-05

The hidden truth about European VC performance

  • Bjorn Tremmerie (European Investment Fund)
Q + A 2019-11-05

Q+A session with Christopher Leacock

  • Christopher Leacock (Jillionaire LLC)
Q + A 2019-11-05

Q+A session with Deco

  • Deco Souza (D20 Sports)
Q + A 2019-11-05

Q+A with Garrett McNamara

  • Garrett McNamara (Garret McNamara)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

Welcome to Corporate Innovation Summit, where we unfold the secrets of the worlds largest firms.
  • Scott Campbell (Deloitte)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

The code: Business secrets from Silicon Valley

What’s the secret of Silicon Valley’s success? How has one place produced so many generations of market-defining companies? Author Margaret O’Mara discusses the lessons for global business found in the true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in the USA.
  • Margaret O'Mara (University of Washington Department of History)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Governments' role in the fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology is shortening the life cycle of the Fortune 500. Government regulation plays a key role in helping industry stay ahead of the technology curve. In this session, we hear from top policy makers from around the globe on governments’ role in driving competitiveness.
  • Andrej Kiska (For the people)
  • Paula Ingabire (Government of Rwanda)
  • Nicholas Vinocur (POLITICO (European edition))
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

The cognitive enterprise

IBM SVP of Global Business Services Mark Foster explains the next big shift in business architectures - becoming a cognitive enterprise. By combining proprietary data, unique tech platforms and specialist expertise, financial services institutions continually reinvent themselves for competitive advantage.
  • Mark Foster (IBM)
  • Paul Michelman (MIT Sloan Management Review)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

The good, the bad and the future of big data

As we enter the age of artificial intelligence and micro-marketing, how corporations use data has never been closer to the forefront of our thinking. In this session, the data leaders of WalllGreen Boots Alliance, JC Decaux and Xandr will guide us on where we go from here.
  • François-Xavier Pierrel (JCDecaux)
  • Steve Rempel (Wallgreen Boots Alliance)
  • Lori Fink (Xandr)
  • Joaquim Bretcha Boix (ESOMAR)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Blockchain: The use cases

Blockchain’s utility remains unproven. Recent examples of blockchain’s potential impact on financial markets go far beyond initial applications, P2P lending or crowdfunding. This panel of experts will share their thoughts on the creative possibilities that forecast a bright future for blockchain.
  • David Wachsman (Wachsman)
  • David Chaum (Elixxir)
  • Corentin Denoeud (ROCKSIDE ( Blockchain ))
  • Noelle Acheson (CoinDesk)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Stitching fashion back together

Join us as we uncover how PVH is taking a unique approach to implementing disruptive innovation along the Fashion Value Chain that will shape the industry for years to come
  • Anne-Christine Polet (PVH Europe)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

Welcome back to Corporate Innovation Summit. We hope you enjoyed your lunch.
  • Kristin Luck (ESOMAR)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Innovating against crisis

In this keynote, we will learn how leaders in business and government are reacting to a world of constant change and disruption. We will analyse the idea of opportunity in chaos, and ask how a 'crisis' mode of operations can help organisations, from startups to global giants, better prioritise, mobilise resources to realise their innovative ideas.
  • Ricardo Vargas (Brightline Initiative)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Mindsets beyond MVPs: Innovating at scale

It has been said that vision without a strategy remains an illusion. In this conversation one of the world’s largest consulting companies will delve into the practicalities of thinking strategically and the barriers of bringing a plan to life.
  • Narry Singh (Accenture)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Driving digital transformation through experience

Pfizer and Code and Theory will discuss how the 170 year old pharmaceutical giant is differentiating itself and driving an enterprise-wide digital transformation through experience design.
  • Lidia Fonseca (Pfizer)
  • Michael Treff (Code and Theory)
  • Paul Michelman (MIT Sloan Management Review)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Building an ecosystem for big growth

The term 'ecosystem' has been inordinately referenced in the modern day. What does it take to genuinely cultivate an innovation ecosystem for meaningful economic growth? In conversation with author and historian Margaret O'Mara, we welcome ecosystem leaders from three different continents to come together and exchange their learnings, drawing on similarities on the components required to induce purposeful growth.
  • George Tee (Hong Kong Science and Technology Park)
  • Kat Borlongan (La French Tech)
  • Paula Ingabire (Government of Rwanda)
  • Margaret O'Mara (University of Washington Department of History)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

On the brink of catastrophe: A digital 21st century without Europe

This keynote, featuring two of BCG’s leading digital strategists, will reveal the findings from an eye-opening assessment on the digital maturity of various countries across the world and its strategic implications for Europe.
  • François Candelon (Boston Consulting Group)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

Tech secrets of the superbrands

This talk explores the world of superbrands, dissecting the technologies that enable these brands to connect with their audience. How do these giant brands connect with the individual to make them part of the collective? This session brings together experts of global branding who will share their insights into how technology is playing a pivotal role in the evolution of the superbrand.
  • Alan Boehme (P&G)
  • Chris Perry (Weber Shandwick)
  • Sairah Ashman (Wolff Olins)
  • Michelle Castillo (Cheddar)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-05

The Height of Disruption

The world of business needs more disruption, and so does the world at large. This session explores how the business ideas and philosophies of the great entrepreneurs of our time — including Marc Benioff, Arianna Huffington, Zhang Ruimin, Oprah Winfrey and more — can show us the way to a more prosperous and purposeful future.
  • Jean-Marie Dru (TBWA)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Fatima Zaidi (Quill )
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Getting a VC to say yes: Securing the funding you need to grow

Hear from CEO of Futril, Hannah, on key factors which will help turn that “no” into a “yes”, and secure that crucial funding you need to fuel your growth.
  • Hannah Dawson (Futrli)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

The three rules to break for lasting growth

There is no correct blueprint for growing a successful company. Whether it's culture, capital, or competition, high growth companies evolve by breaking out of traditional paths and pitfalls. Ephesoft CEO Ike Kavas outlines the three rules you should always break.
  • Ike Kavas (Ephesoft)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

How BestDoctor multiplied business by 500%

Hear from BestDoctor's CEO, Mark Sanevich, on the company’s background in creating the best customer service on the Russian insurance market. This year the company scaled up business by five and are now creating the healthcare ecosystem of the future.
  • Mark Sanevich (BestDoctor)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

The anatomy of the perfect pitch deck

CEO and co-founder of DocSend, Russ explores what data tells us about successful pitch decks. What works, what doesn't, and how to build the pitch deck that will get you in front of VCs.
  • Russ Heddleston (DocSend)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

The startup challenge of transforming traditional industries

As CEO of digital ecosystem company VAKT, Etienne reflects on the lessons the company has learned after two years of operations and on the challenges of disrupting the global commodities trading industry.
  • Etienne Amic (VAKT)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Why innovation is key to the success of your company

CEO of Glowbl, Laurent, will outline why it's time to bring real life interactions into digital experiences. That's how an edtech startup like Glowbl, facing world-class competitors, makes the difference by mimicking human behaviour.
  • Laurent Souloumiac (GLOWBL)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Financing SMEs in fast growing economies

The SME credit gap is over $5 trillion worldwide. However, using its Sardis technology, Lidya solves this problem by using over 100 data points to disburse credit to SMEs in Eastern Europe and West Africa through an easy and inspiring lending process.
  • Tunde Kehinde (Lidya)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

The art of the pivot: From agency to SaaS social listening to MLaaS

Navigating a pivot intact requires a lot of navigation and unforeseen challenges. But how does one survive two pivots and flourish? This session will take the audience through the journey of Converseon from an agency, to a listening platform, to MLaaS for natural language processing, and the art and science of reinvention it has learned along the way.
  • Rob Key (Converseon.AI)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

The bull's eye strategy to bootstrap past $2m ARR

Communication spreads in concentric circles, from the core influencers towards the least connected actors. By targeting these core influencers in the "bullʼs eye", co-founder and CEO of Chili Piper, Nicolas will discuss how he was able to close the first million in revenues himself, bootstrap past $2m and continue doubling year over year.
  • Nicolas Vandenberghe (Chili Piper)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Ad tech is dead. 
What’s next?

Tipser’s founder shares how Europe's biggest websites and media combat declining advertising and affiliate revenues with embedded ecommerce. This strategy has been proven to outperform ad tech revenues within three months, and provide long term exponential growth.
  • Marcus Jacobsson (Tipser)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Reimagining healthcare: Why incentives matter

Joe is the CEO of Karuna Health, a startup giving every patient a guide in the healthcare system. Why work in healthcare? Why now? What role will regulation and incentives play in shaping your success or failure? Want your work to make a difference? This is the conversation to join.
  • Joe Kahn (Karuna Health)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Trust as a driver for growth: How to use a disaster in your favour

Co-founder of Bitwala, Benjamin will discuss how version one was forced offline when two partners fell through. Rather than giving up, he'll explain how they handled the situation in a way that acted as a springboard for the launch of Bitwala 2.0.
  • Ben Jones (Bitwala)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Tracking ownership as your startup grows: Why digitising equity is crucial

With fewer and fewer companies reaching IPO, Capdesk CEO, Christian explains why managing equity in spreadsheets can mean losing track of what you own, and not getting to cash out in time. This is why the future of equity is digital.
  • Christian Gabriel (Capdesk)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Science as a catalyst for growth

GenePlanet founder Marko Bitenc will present how a company became an important biotech player through innovative solutions and unique sales channels.
  • Marko Bitenc (GenePlanet)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Nutrition and technology secrets for enhancing longevity

Humans have the capability to live healthy to 110. Unlocking the secrets of aging and living Longer is at the essence of what we do at L-Nutra. Given that we are the only company with an issued patent on promoting health and longevity, we wanted to share the pillars of nutrition for longevity.
  • Joseph Antoun (L-Nutra)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

High-impact predictions: Anticipate and win with machine learning

The co-founder of EPICA will discuss how EPICA is democratising access to ML/AI, and how predictive capabilities have become a key capacity that any company can access.
  • Diego Paramo (EPICA)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Making magic: Developing new products

Co-founder of Mercku, Erik Ackner, delves into the moving parts and strategies that go into building a cutting-edge product. Designing and improving existing products can follow familiar roadmaps, but creating something entirely new requires delicate coordination across all functional teams.
  • Erik Ackner (Mercku)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Capitalising on market opportunities in the payments industry

Co-founder of ShieldPay, Tom outlines how growing companies can react to client demand as well as the changing landscape of the market effectively.
  • Tom Squire (Shieldpay)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

AI & healthtech: Developing rare disease treatments at scale

Co-founder of Healx, Tim discusses how the company has used AI to translate 100 rare disease treatments towards the clinic by 2025.
  • Tim Guilliams (Healx)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Reinvent the wheel: Scale fast and please customers

How Tylko reinvented the process of designing, manufacturing, and buying furniture to become one of the fastest growing next-generation furniture companies.
  • Benjamin Kuna (Tylko)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Closing the loop: Three failure points that will doom your first industrial IoT deployment

Based on his experience as both a customer of IIoT products and now a provider of an IIoT solution, Matthew will discuss how startups can avoid the three most common failure points for new IIoT solutions at industrial facilities: poor data structure, inadequate connectivity, incomplete ecosystem.
  • Matthew Kleiman (Cumulus Digital Systems)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Scaling a business in a rapidly growing industry: Medical device cybersecurity

Nova Leah recognised a need for cybersecurity solutions in the connected medical device industry before that industry existed. The company now recognise that today’s solutions will not be fit to meet tomorrow's challenges. As they prepare to scale, Nova Leah places focus on people, processes and technology to meet the rapidly evolving industry needs. This is the company's story.
  • Fergal McCaffery (Nova Leah)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

How to build a safer world: Machine reasoning for the cyber-physical age

Based on his journey as a quantum physicist with Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works division, Jordan will take the stage to explain why the status quo of systems development is no longer an option for today's complex cyber-physical systems such as autonomous vehicles, next-gen fighters, energy production, and medical devices.
  • Jordan Kyriakidis (QRA Corp)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Time to target a different audience?

Over 50s are one of the largest and wealthiest audiences, however very few tech companies choose to target them. The co-founders of Lumen, the dating app for over 50s, talk about the realities of targeting an audience which neither of them are a part of, and the lessons they have learned.
  • Charly Lester (Lumen)
  • Antoine Argouges (Lumen)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Make your technology compliant from day one

Regulatory compliance can stop the adoption of any new technology. Instead of spending time and money trying to influence regulators why not take another approach? Co-founder of Billon, Robert will explain how the company chose to design with embedded regulatory compliance existing regulations in mind. This led to unique technological choices and gave them the advantage of having a solution which is ready to use in a live business environment from day one.
  • Robert Kaluza (Billon)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Scaling a startup globally from Europe: Lessons learned

Since Profitero’s launch at Web Summit 2010, the company and its founders have gone through a steep learning curve. CEO and co-founder, Vol will share how, despite being based in Ireland, Profitero managed to raise funding from a top US VC, open offices around the world and sell to enterprise customers in over 50 countries.
  • Vol Pigrukh (Profitero)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Changing the most inert industry in the world

Silos in healthcare are painfully obstructive. They drain money and time, and compromise the quality of patient care. Many have experienced difficulty in bringing change to this inert industry. CEO and co-founder, Joost Bruggeman, explains how Siilo is driving change from the bottom up.
  • Joost Bruggeman (Siilo)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Jane Gideon (Incendio International)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Building a FinTech that’s changing the game

Bitpanda’s CEO Eric Demuth will talk about how the company solved one of the industry’s biggest challenges: making investing as safe and easy as possible. Eric will share the company’s growth insights: how to create products with a positive revenue stream that can actually scale, and Bitpanda’s impact on the financial industry - empowering everyone to invest in their future.
  • Eric Demuth (Bitpanda)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

What happens to teamwork when you rapidly increase your workforce in 18 months?

Whether for its millions of users or internally, Klaxoon has always shaken up the way teams work. CEO, Matthieu, explains Klaxoon's journey and also how to preserve amazing teamwork when scaling and leading a "meeting revolution" into 120 countries.
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Really starting from scratch: Tackling the zero data problem

CEO of Audio Analytic, Chris, will talk about the experience of starting an AI company that had to overcome the near-impossible – mapping the world of sounds. But with no suitable dataset available, the company first had to solve the zero data problem.
  • Chris Mitchell (Audio Analytic)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Apex.AI: Taking software from open source to products

Jan, the CEO and co-founder of Apex.AI, will outline how the company brings open source software to products in the mobility space. He'll discuss the challenges they've faced along the way, as well as their business model and long term vision.
  • Jan Becker (Apex.AI)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Speed is everything

Mode co-founder and CEO, Derek Steer, shares the story of how speed of data played a critical role in Mode’s growth, and how to effectively use data to grow a company.
  • Derek Steer (Mode Analytics)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Design for product success

Co-founder and CEO, Pieter shares how the Sketch team built the tool they needed and grew it into the digital design platform that empowers over one million designers — from freelancers to the world’s largest companies.
  • Pieter Omvlee (Sketch)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Preparing for the rise of AI, autonomous vehicles, and the IoT revolution

Things are going to get worse before they get better. Major outages are making headlines every day. The world is becoming more reliant on the internet, and every business is becoming an online business. We need a new approach with the rise of AI, autonomous vehicles, and IoT.
  • Matthew Fornaciari (Gremlin Inc.)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

People before profiles: Customer relationships in the age of AI

In this talk, founder and CEO of integrate.ai, Steve presents an oral history of martech, pinpointing the exact moment we stopped treating our customers like people, and started seeing them as profiles. New technology like AI presents an opportunity to get back to basics, but will businesses bite?
  • Steve Irvine (Integrate.ai)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

How product intelligence is redefining the global tech industry

We are in a product-led era, where companies with the best product experience win. Product intelligence is the secret sauce for building frictionless customer experiences. See how product intelligence empowers teams to build exceptional experiences with insights that are relevant, timely, and contextualised to the customer’s behavior.
  • Spenser Skates (Amplitude)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Pushing the envelope: Aiming for the impossible and going beyond

Vasco will discuss how he set up a labs team to explore new technologies that ultimately translated into disruptive products with a huge business impact.
  • Vasco Pedro (Unbabel)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Autonomy and the future of transportation

Hear from AEye co-founder, Ransom on autonomy and the future of transportation
  • Ransom Wuller (AEye)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

David partnering Goliath: How startups should think at partnerships

Francesco Simoneschi, CEO and co-founder of Europe's leading financial API provider TrueLayer, discusses how building a network of partnerships is a critical and often overlooked part of a startup's journey. Using TrueLayer's story of working with banks, fintechs and regulators to successfully build and refine its products, Francesco will cover the strategy and factors all startups should consider when building and maintaining their partnership network.
  • Francesco Simoneschi (TrueLayer)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

From cleaning toilets to a $60m raise: The story of Guesty

Learn how Guesty co-founder and CEO, Amiad and his identical twin brother launched an apartment cleaning service that morphed into one of the widest-used, highest-funded short-term rental management platforms across the globe.
  • Amiad Soto (Guesty)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

How to move your business from startup to growth in five steps

Impact's CEO, David will share his experience in driving Impact forward - from a startup to a high-growth business. The audience can expect to see his five step roadmap for success.
  • David Yovanno (Impact)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Building a European champion in five years

How can you build a European champion in 5 years? Firmin, co-founder and CEO at PayFit, will address the five key lessons you need to succeed on a B2B market.
  • Firmin Zocchetto (PayFit)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Engineering a successful pivot

TouchBistro founder and CEO, Alex discusses the winning skills of building an agile company that can pivot strategy and business model to meet market demand and capture greater market share.
  • Alex Barrotti (Touch Bistro)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Bidroom: Master disruption and growth with a subscription business model

The co-founder of Bidroom, Michael discusses key growth factors in how their disruptive, membership-based business model changed one of the world's largest industries.
  • Michael Ros (Bidroom)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Using the Silicon Valley playbook to take on big tech

Founder of DFINITY, Dominic outlines how the company combined the NASA and Silicon Valley playbooks to build the Internet Computer that promises to reverse Big Tech’s monopolisation of the internet. Dominic will explain how the science behind landing men on the moon and building the most valuable tech companies powered the growth of DFINITY.
  • Dominic Williams (DFINITY)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

A job in 24 hours: The reinvention of blue collar hiring

CEO of JobToday, Polina will cover the revolution that is currently happening on the blue labour market, as well as key elements of successful growth for mobile solutions such as her own company.
  • Polina Montano (JobToday)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

Solving the problem of next-gen cars starts with thinking of scale

Not long ago the plan for next generation cars included 12 cameras, 6 LiDARs, 10 radars, V2X, and multiple processors. Would this car actually work? Probably not. The innovative use of radar tech enables smarter processing, fewer sensors, and lower power. Less is more - the key for scale in automotive.
  • Kobi Marenko (Arbe)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

The DNA of a great invention is a great unmet need

Founder of Cala Health, Kate will outline how a relentless focus on customer's needs can lead to breakthrough innovation that transcends traditional industry boundaries. By reimagining electricity as a medicine, she'll explain how her company is changing both the way we treat the body and the way patients access their healthcare.
  • Kate Rosenbluth (Cala Health)
Growth Summit 2019-11-05

From newcomers to leaders: How Red Points is disrupting the fight against fakes

Laura, CEO of Red Points, will be discussing how the company has become the fastest growing intellectual property SaaS solution by leveraging technology to support brands worldwide as they fight against fakes online.
  • Laura Urquizu (Red Points)
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-05

How to build on AWS without knowing much about AWS

Building a new startup? Which cloud provider do you pick and why? If you are brand new to AWS or cloud computing and interested in learning about how to leverage the cloud to build your next app or startup, then this is the session for you! Join us to learn about how to get started with application development, deployment, and operations on AWS. You will also learn about why AWS is the most popular platform for technology startups, and how you can use AWS to serve your customers while you scale them.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-05

Modernise your websites and applications with AWS

Web development changes rapidly. New languages, modern frameworks (and microframeworks), and stronger, smarter browsers and edge devices allow web developers to innovate faster and smarter. In this session we will look into the different paths a developer can take with AWS to build a modern website or application. From powerful hosting, security and distribution with Amazon S3, CloudFront, Certificate Manager and Route53 to serverless backend and then bringing it all together with AWS Amplify, a new service which can build and manage your web deployments.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-05

Simplify mobile and web development with cloud-based backends

Designing, deploying and maintaining backend services for your mobile application is a challenge. There's a lot to think about. Authentication, authorisation, data access, notifications, offline devices and the usual non-functional requirements of availability, scalability and crucially, shrinking budgets! During this session we will show you how to deploy cloud-based services, without the need to be a cloud expert. Learn how to easily integrate an authentication wall, with minimal coding, how to deploy an API layer and how to publish your web app without using a single server. By attending this session you will be able to accelerate the development of your web and mobile applications by using simplified backends in the cloud.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-05

Supercharge product development with cloud best practices

Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) help developers automate the software release process. The faster you can release new features and fix bugs, the quicker you can innovate and respond to customer needs. AWS provides developer tools that help you automate the end-to-end lifecycle of your application. In this session, we will discuss a method for automating the deployment of cloud applications, using services such as AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild, and techniques such as canary deployments and automatic rollbacks.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-05

Choosing the right database for your applications

It’s 2019 and there are 329 different databases being tracked by db-engines.com - how are we supposed to know which one to use for which problems? This talk walks through the basics of the common database types and specific implementations by showing real world use cases.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-05

Making sense of machine learning for your organisation

Machine learning (ML) helps your organisation leverage data by providing immense value across almost every part of the stack, but where do you begin? Common questions include how can it help me, what do I need to know, and how do I get started? In this session, we'll lay out the groundwork by reviewing the basics of ML applications, followed by exploring the different services available on AWS. We'll review the pros and cons of different methodologies. You'll leave this session with questions that you can take back to your team to help you decide which methodology is best for you. Please note that seating is on a first come, first served basis.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-05

Getting started with serverless chatbots

Interested in learning how to build a serverless chatbot? In this session, we will go over the basic concepts of serverless coding and Amazon Lex. Amazon Lex is a service for building chatbots that can be integrated into your existing messaging tools such as Slack, Facebook Messenger, and personalised web apps. It provides deep learning functionalities to understand natural language, so it can recognise what your customers are trying to say. The best part? You can get started building chatbots without any code! Please note that seating is on a first come, first served basis.
creatiff 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Cat How (Polleni )
creatiff 2019-11-05

21st century design is for everyone

We all have a universal understanding that visuals such as red denotes danger, a green man on a traffic light means it’s safe to cross, and a skeleton skull on a bottle of unknown liquid means poison. When it comes to design, communication is immediate; it’s easy and transcendent. But other than simply being consumers of design, Canva CEO and co-founder Melanie Perkins poses a question - can we empower everyone to create?
  • Melanie Perkins (Canva)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Data addiction: AI and the future of design

A collection of industry leaders discuss the impact of AI for the industry, including whether they believe automation will replace the designers of today and tomorrow.  They'll also explore how data can improve the customer experience in an age of growing concerns over privacy.
  • Pete Stein (Huge)
  • Yali Saar (Tailor Brands)
  • Marcus Fairs (Dezeen)
creatiff 2019-11-05

UI and the future of the customer experience

A panel of industry experts outline their vision for the evolving role of UI in the relationship between a brand and its customers. They'll outline best practice guidelines that every company can follow.
  • Olga Madejska (Amazon Web Services)
  • Georg Petschnigg (WeTransfer)
  • Hector Ouilhet (Google)
  • Katie Deighton (The Drum)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Is design thinking overrated? How Garmin survived disruption

Garmin, a company once synonymous with sat navs, has not only survived disruption but is projected to reach record revenue in 2019. Join Chief Product Architect Wai Lee as he shares his journey of incubating new products, leading internal startups and the role of design at the company; while along the way offering insights that can be applied to any industry.
  • Wai Lee (Garmin International)
creatiff 2019-11-05

How does your brand sound? Fine tuning for voice assistants

Successful conversation branding is about shaping a brand’s perceived personality, giving it a voice, adding tonality and infusing it with character. CEO of MetaDesign, Daniel will explore the winning formula to use when shaping your brand's voice, while making it an authentic part of your narrative.
  • Daniel Leyser (Meta Design)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Designing the ultimate driving experience

COO of Swedish car company Koenigsegg, Halldora von Koenigsegg offers an insight into the passion behind the design of their breathtaking supercars. How did the ultimate driving machine adapt to meet the demands of a growing climate crisis and how is this group of "automotive artisans" preparing for a world of autonomous driving?
  • Halldora von Koenigsegg (Koenigsegg Automotive)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Sandra Lopes (KOBU, Creative Digital Agency)
creatiff 2019-11-05

The commercial value of brand principles in 2019

From the climate crisis, to Fair-trade, consumers today demand ultimate transparency from their brands. Our panel explores the growing business advantage of being seen with a clear understanding of the impact which your company is having on the world. Are tags like sustainability now the ultimate selling point?
  • Sairah Ashman (Wolff Olins)
  • Fabian Birgfeld (W12, A TCS Interactive Design Studio)
  • Edwina Dunn (Starcount)
  • Rog How (Polleni Ltd)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Friend or foe? Technology and the future of animation

Technology has had a dramatic impact on the animation industry. These industry experts will discuss whether it has helped or hindered the birth of creativity in the art form. More importantly, what lies ahead for the industry as 2D animation continues to lose popularity?
  • Darragh O'Connell (Brown Bag Films)
  • Sarah Fell (Cartoon Network)
  • Mike McGee (Framestore)
  • Rob Schwartz (Billboard)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Design without borders: The future of globalisation and the industry

Like it or not, designers are tied to globalisation. They have no choice but to understand the link between the economic, social, cultural and political implications of globalisation on society, and on our professional situations. Join the discussion as our panel debate what it truly means to be part of a borderless design industry.
  • Patrick Llewellyn (99designs)
  • Rosanne Somerson (Rhode Island School of Design)
  • Tim Kobe (Eight Inc)
  • Charlie Smith (Charlie Smith Design)
  • Erika Allen (VICE Media LLC)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Key lessons from the art of the successful rebrand

Rebranding a company's goals, message, and culture is hard – many try and most fail. A successful campaign requires more than a revamped logo. These marketing and branding experts explain what companies should do to inspire customers, investors and others to see their brand in a new light.
  • Margaret Molloy (Siegel+Gale)
  • Tom Klein (MailChimp)
  • Paul Stafford (DesignStudio)
  • Charlie Wood (Business Insider)
creatiff 2019-11-05

Why the future belongs only to the imaginative

No other conscious creature can think about the future in the ways that humans can. That gives us an extraordinary gift: The ability to imagine. Brian will talk about why brands are no longer in competition with each other, but with the future—and why imagination will be the lifeblood of a better tomorrow. He will review the process that made them the first American Design Agency of the Year, awarded by Ad Age.
  • Brian Collins (Collins)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

Opening remarks from Caroline Venza.
  • Caroline Venza (Mission Control Communications)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Planes, trains and automobiles: How can we travel sustainably?

Flight shaming is growing, carbon footprints are shrinking and the need to provide climate friendly travel methods is reaching new heights. What's next for travel and transport in a world that's increasingly unhappy with the options currently on offer?
  • Sandra Bour Schaeffer (AIRBUS SAS)
  • Kevin Conrad (Coalition for Rainforest Nations)
  • Isabel Hilton (Chinadialogue.Net)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Are we facing water wars?

We live on a big blue green ball. But there's no world without water. What can be done to protect and preserve the global supply? Is the glass half full or half empty? And how will global politics play out if there's not enough to go round?
  • Paul O'Callaghan (BlueTech Research)
  • Drew Fitzgerald (501CTHREE.org & JUST Water)
  • Jay Iyengar (Xylem)
  • Tom Finn (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Reshaping business to save the planet

Partnerships are the new normal in business, according to the CEO of one of the leading green energy companies on the planet. In this unmissable fireside chat, António Mexia explains why he believes secrecy is no longer the name of the game and how the sharing of ownership and tech know-how can create global sustainable solutions in energy systems and beyond.
  • António Mexia (EDP)
  • Neanda Salvaterra (The Wall Street Journal)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

The will of the people: Why ground support matters

If one Swedish teenager skipping school can do more for sustainability than the biggest branding campaign, who can say which environmental issues will go viral and which will languish in the digital doldrums? This session highlights the role of the global zeitgeist and questions whether anything can be achieved in sustainability without the will of the people.
  • Vanessa Wright (Pernod Ricard)
  • Dianna Cohen (Plastic Pollution Coalition)
  • Isabel Hilton (Chinadialogue.Net)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Plates and the planet: How to eco-feed the world

A growing population means more mouths to feed. And there are a shrinking number of solutions, especially sustainable ones. Where to next for those who fight world hunger? And can tech step in to save the spread?
  • Vandana Tilak (Akshaya Patra Foundation)
  • Antoine Hubert (Ynsect)
  • Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (Capscovil Innovation Agency)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

On the frontlines of extinction

Whether saving trees, saving primates or saving the Sumatran forests, extinction is a war-zone and this session brings together speakers from its frontlines; discussing what's being done to preserve nature's legacy, claws, tusks and all, before time runs out.
  • Farwiza Farhan (HAkA)
  • Christian Kroll (Ecosia)
  • Isabel Hilton (Chinadialogue.Net)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Sustainability starts at home

From home heating to home building, this session explores the future of sustainable cities. We'll find out how we can make them as environmentally inoffensive as possible, for the well-being of both people and the planet.
  • Toon Bouten (tado° GmbH)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Caroline Venza (Mission Control Communications)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Net-zero, now achievable

What are the implications and opportunities of being able to put atmospheric carbon back in the ground? In this exclusive solo session, we hear from one of the only companies in the world engaged in carbon upcycling and find out if the tech behind it is all that's been promised.
  • Steve Oldham (Carbon Engineering Ltd.)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Why the ocean isn't doomed

Plastic in the Pacific. Shampoo in the Sargasso sea. Bottles on the beaches. As some claim it's too late to clean up the oceans, others ask what happens if we don't? Our panel of experts reflects on the fight to look past pollution, toward solutions, and reveal why they believe all is not yet lost.
  • Garrett McNamara (Garret McNamara)
  • Dianna Cohen (Plastic Pollution Coalition)
  • Philip Crowther (Associated Press)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

Powering the future

Farewell fossil fuels? What does that mean for the future? Is an all-electrical world a solution, or just a stop-gap ? What about nuclear power? And what's the role of consumers, who are now part of the supply chain in a way we haven't seen before?
  • Emmanuel Lagarrigue (Schneider Electric)
  • Jesse Moore (M-KOPA)
  • Neanda Salvaterra (The Wall Street Journal)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

How to be part of the solution

Environmental issues don't always get the best framing in the public discourse. Rising temperatures, rising oceans, rising problems... but what about solutions? UNGC CEO Lise Kingo talks about global plans for a better tomorrow, and how businesses big and small can start sustainable journeys, today.
  • Lise Kingo (UN Global Compact)
  • Thorold Barker (The Wall Street Journal)
planet:tech 2019-11-05

The role of technology in climate action

How can technology be utilized to address climate change? Kate Brandt discusses various ways in which Google technology is being developed and used to support a sustainable future.
  • Kate Brandt (Google)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Nuno Gomes (NPlayers)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Inside Benfica: The standard setter in talent development

Benfica has established itself as one of the leaders in player development. This session offers an unrivaled insight into one of the most successful academies in the world from those who built it.
  • Luisao Silva (SL Benfica)
  • Pedro Marques (SL Benfica)
  • Pedro Pinto (Empower Sports)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Wladimir Klitschko: From boxing champion to challenge master

Wladimir Klitschko holds the record for the longest cumulative heavyweight title reign. In this session, he explains his love of a challenge and his success principles both inside and outside the ring, which still serve him today.
  • Wladimir Klitschko (Klitschko Ventures)
  • Sachin Nakrani (The Guardian)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Women's sport revolution: Inside the World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup heralded a new era for the game. World Cup winner, Meghan Klingenberg, Jenny Wang of Re-Inc, and BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, talk about how the game can grow following the record-breaking World Cup.
  • Barbara Slater (BBC)
  • Meghan Klingenberg (Re-Inc)
  • Jenny Wang (Re-Inc)
  • Eniola Aluko (Juventus FC)
  • Daniel Macaulay (Brandwave Marketing)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

eSports: Roadmapping the future

eSports is not a fad, it is the future of gaming. This session will delve into the growth of the billion-dollar industry and answer the question everyone is asking – what’s next?
  • Sergey Portnov (Parimatch)
  • Bruce Stein (aXiomatic)
  • Rob Harris (The Associated Press)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

The changing face of TV Sports

Is the TV sports rights bubble about to burst? This session examines the state of industry and highlights what the disruptors and OTT platforms are doing to change the game.
  • Baron Davis (Business Inside the Game)
  • Zack Weiner (Overtime)
  • Michael Spirito (Sapphire Ventures)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Jessica Ennis-Hill: A winner's guide to business

Olympic champion and three-time world champion, Jessica Ennis-Hill talks the transition from athlete to entrepreneur as she sets about replicating her sporting success with fitness app Jennis.
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill (Jennis Fitness)
  • Ger Gilroy (Off The Ball)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Future-proofing golf 

Tracing its origins back to 15th century Scotland, the ancient game of golf is fighting to stay at the forefront of innovation. Hear from people helping them do that in this session featuring the President of the Golf Channel and the CEO of the European Tour.
  • Mike McCarley (GOLF, NBC Sports Group)
  • Keith Pelley (PGA European Tour)
  • Rob Harris (The Associated Press)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Bernard Brogan (PepTalk)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

The business of football

This session offers a 360° view of running a modern football club, as we bring leaders in playing, managing, sports science and administration together to outline what it takes to build success.
  • Sean O’Connor (STATSports)
  • José María Cruz (Sevilla FC)
  • Pascal Chimbonda (Pascal Chimbonda)
  • Andy Mitten ( FourFourTwo)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Walking with giants

President of Sevilla FC, José Castro, outlines how Spain's oldest La Liga club is operating on the cutting edge of innovation.
  • José Castro Carmona (Sevilla FC)
  • Miguel Delaney (The Independent)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Ronaldinho: Reimagining the beautiful game

Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho talks Teqball and the evolution of the beautiful game.
  • Ronaldinho (Teqball)
  • Viktor Huszar (Teqball)
  • Pedro Pinto (Empower Sports)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Leadership lessons from sport

Respect is earned not given, leadership is learned through hard work, sacrifice and dedication. Some of the most influential people in their field share what sport has thought them about leading.
  • Alejandro Agag (Formula E)
  • Antonina Shevchenko (UFC)
  • Liv Boeree (Effective Giving)
  • Valentina Shevchenko (UFC)
  • Miguel Delaney (The Independent)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Inside La Liga: How technology is disrupting sport

The President of La Liga, Javier Tebas, offers unrivalled insight into the role technology has played in growing one of the biggest sporting leagues in the world.
  • Javier Tebas (La Liga)
  • Guillem Balague (La Liga TV)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Adopting the champion's mindset

Former professional footballer Deco, now founder and CEO of of D20 Sports, Gilberto Silva, World Cup winner and Invincible with Arsenal and Paul Brighten, CEO of Entourage Sports agency and former tennis pro discuss how success in sport has helped them prosper in business.
  • Deco Souza (D20 Sports)
  • Paul Brighten (Entourage Sports & Entertainment)
  • Gilberto Silva (Brazil)
  • Rosa Oliveira Pinto (SIC TV)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

The athlete's afterlife

Changing industries is always a monumental challenge, athletes do this as their sporting career winds down. Hear from athletes who have successfully transitioned from sportsperson to business leader.
  • Mathieu Flamini (GFBiochemicals)
  • Baron Davis (Business Inside the Game)
  • James Dart (The Guardian)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Eric Cantona: Tackling society's greatest challenge

The word “legend” is often thrown around, but rarely used so accurately. The iconic Eric Cantona and co-founder of Common Goal Jürgen Griesbeck outline how the organisation is trying to unite the global football community so they can tackle the greatest social challenges of our time.
  • Eric Cantona (Common Goal)
  • Jürgen Griesbeck (Common Goal)
  • Sid Lowe (The Guardian)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

The athlete's guide to influence and brand building

Louis Saha spent 15 years hitting the back of the net. Now he's joined forces with brand and digital marketing expert Kate Hamer to create the AxisStars platform. In this session, you'll find out how they are using the net to score a different kind of goal.
  • Louis Saha (AxisStars)
  • Kate Hamer (AxisStars)
  • Andy Mitten ( FourFourTwo)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

Changing the fight game

One stage, two trail blazers. Meet the women who changed the fight game.
  • Paige VanZant (UFC)
  • Cris Cyborg (MMA fighter)
  • James Dart (The Guardian)
SportsTrade 2019-11-05

The Web Summit Innovation in Sport Award: Ronaldo, Real Valladolid

The Web Summit Innovation In Sport Award is the international mark of excellence in the sports business community, it recognises people and organisations that have successfully incorporated technology in the pursuit of excellence. This year we honour Brazil great Ronaldo and Real Valladolid, the two time World Cup winner, two time Ballon d’Or winner, four time FIFA World Player of the Year, three time World Soccer Player of the Year, former UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and Golden Ball winner will add to his trophy case when he is presented with the Web Summit Innovation in Sport Award for 2019 by Portugal's Minister of Economy Pedro Siza Vieira.
  • Ronaldo (Real Valladolid)
  • Pedro Siza Vieira (Government of Portugal)
  • Ger Gilroy (Off The Ball)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

Opening Remarks

Peek behind the marketing as the year's biggest consumer electronics are reviewed by independent industry critics and consumers themselves.
  • Lindsey Turrentine (CBS Interactive)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

New releases for the smart home

What are the most advanced devices for your home? Our panel of reviewers offer a glimpse into the future of the smart home with a range of new releases.
  • Dominic Preston (IDG)
  • Keaton Keller (Gas Media Group)
  • Katie Collins (CNET)
  • Lindsey Turrentine (CBS Interactive)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

Top new smartphones on the market for Christmas 2019: Collection A

Are you looking to upgrade your phone with the latest smartphone on the market? Keaton Keller of Youtube channel TechSmartt, Jacklyn Dallas of Youtube channel NothingButTech and Tom Honeyands, of YouTube technology channel The Tech Chap, will review our first collection of top new arrivals on the market to help you decide.
  • Keaton Keller (Gas Media Group)
  • Tom Honeyands (The Tech Chap)
  • Jacklyn Dallas (NothingButTech)
  • Lindsey Turrentine (CBS Interactive)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

The best new smart speakers on the market

In an overcrowded market, how can you sort through the noise and choose the best speaker for your home, office or daily life? Meet our panel of reviewers, who've done the hard work for you.
  • Dirk Kuchel (Computerbild)
  • Daniel Catalão (RTP)
  • Kevin Lynch (TechRadar)
  • Lindsey Turrentine (CBS Interactive)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

A review of top smart watches to hit the market

Meet the latest range of smart watches which can do everything from tracking your heart rate, to playing music while you run. How does our panel of reviewers rate them against their market rivals?
  • Eli Etherton (Eli The Computer Guy )
  • Tom Honeyands (The Tech Chap)
  • Katie Collins (CNET)
  • Lindsey Turrentine (CBS Interactive)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

Peek behind the marketing as the year's biggest consumer electronics are reviewed by independent industry critics and consumers themselves. The afternoon stage content will be opened by tech reporter Jess Kelly.
  • Jess Kelly (Newstalk)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

Top new laptop releases

Are you looking to replace your old laptop with a new one; one that can work for home, for work or for gaming? Our panel will analyse new entries to the market to help you decide.
  • Eli Etherton (Eli The Computer Guy )
  • Tom Honeyands (The Tech Chap)
  • Jacklyn Dallas (NothingButTech)
  • Jess Kelly (Newstalk)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

Headphones to soundtrack your life with

Meet the breathtaking new devices that will have audiophiles soundtracking their lives like never before. Our panel will introduce you to top-of-the range new releases onto the market.
  • Kris Carlon (Android Authority)
  • Kevin Lynch (TechRadar)
  • Daniel Catalão (RTP)
  • Jess Kelly (Newstalk)
UnBoxed 2019-11-05

New smartphones on the market for Christmas 2019: Collection B

Meet the next generation of smartphones to fall in love with, or not? A second collection of new releases onto the market will be put through their paces by our panel of expert reviewers.
  • Dominic Preston (IDG)
  • Kris Carlon (Android Authority)
  • Jacklyn Dallas (NothingButTech)
  • Jess Kelly (Newstalk)
PITCH 1 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 1

  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
  • Sophia Tran (THE BLOGTROTTER GIRL)
  • Ekaterina Holt (XTX Markets)
  • Marcus Fehling (Siemens)
  • Ilya Gelfenbeyn (Google)
  • Pedro Pestana (neroes)
  • Christoph Weigl (SeeHow)
  • Roman Prytkov (DriveTrust)
  • Alan Hickey (VROMO)
  • Evgeny Grankin (UVL Robotics)
  • Bernd Oostrum (Tezsure)
PITCH 1 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 4

  • Rashmi Gopinath (M12)
  • Ramin Behzadi (7 Gate Ventures)
  • Lais de Oliveira (Startup Genome)
  • Tanja Koch (Fluxunit - OSRAM Ventures )
  • Mário Guerreiro (EDP Innovation)
  • Rui Barros (MITMYNID)
  • Alexey Kistenev (Standuply)
  • Mitchell Buhling (Hakuna Group)
  • Sarah Merrick (Ripple Energy)
  • Arif Abed (Monocle Reality )
  • Karl Naim (Diet Doctor)
  • Tanel Orro (Reinvest24 OÜ)
PITCH 1 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 7

  • Oded Ben Dror (eToroX)
  • Fred Lardieg (Mubadala Ventures)
  • David Meltzer (Sports 1 Marketing)
  • Ricardo Marvao (Beta-i)
  • Christoph Goeken (M-Venture)
  • sergey khodakov (Skolkovo)
  • Jakob Knutzen (StreamCrux)
  • Olivier Le Lann (EVA)
  • Michiel Lensink (Ikbenfrits.nl)
  • Joep Wittebrood (BLACKBEAR®)
PITCH 1 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 10

  • Sander Geels (A-Players)
  • Curtis MacDonald (Happiness Ventures)
  • Jim Hunter (Delos)
  • Raúl Saraiva (Portugal Ventures)
  • Soulama Sakar (null)
  • Benjamin Gareis (reachtag)
  • Kevin Feeney (Datachemist )
  • Simon Puleston Jones (WokenUp )
  • Leila Lech (AVI Retail Intelligence)
  • Nicole Lowe (KPMG)
PITCH 1 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 13

  • Jules Walker (KPMG)
  • Yamilette Cano (Louder)
  • Anthemos Georgiades (Zumper)
  • Jim Hunter (Delos)
  • Melissa Lester (Dig Ventures)
  • young kwon (Petmate)
  • Hugo Feiler (Minima )
  • Nicolas Hotterbeekx (Hytchers)
  • Piotr Bardadyn (Titans24)
  • Mateusz Romanów (Titans24 - cyber security saas for SMEs)
  • Rodrigo Moretti (Modatta)
  • André Flórido (Betmarkets)
  • Veena Giridhar Gopal (Salesbeat )
PITCH 1 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 16

  • Francis Lowry (Allstate Strategic Ventures)
  • Malin Holmberg (Target Global)
  • Anneli Rispens (DDB EMEA )
  • Miguel Rangel (Siemens)
  • Mohan Ram (DigitalOcean )
  • Amer Nasereddin (Primus )
  • Ben Moe (Frame)
  • Thierry Tacheny (Invineo)
  • Riccardo Tomassetti (JoinSet)
  • Hubert Guzera (placeme)
  • Den Melnykov (PayCore.io)
  • MIGUEL REYNOLDS BRANDAO (CORKBRICK EUROPE)
  • Niky Achivei (VTransFair)
PITCH 2 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 2

  • Nic Brisbourne (Forward Partners)
  • David Meltzer (Sports 1 Marketing)
  • Myra Khanna (PSP Investments )
  • Luis Shemtov (Lunar Ventures)
  • Miguel Barbosa (Portugal Ventures)
  • Jiazi Guo (LEGO Ventures)
  • George Laliashvili (Stack)
  • Daniel Sozonov (o.vision)
  • Sam Davies (Real Limks)
  • Pedro Humbert (ECO2Blocks)
  • MICHAEL JASCHKE (AlterMobili )
PITCH 2 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 5

  • Juan Pablo Ortega (Rappi)
  • Harry Briggs (Omers Ventures)
  • Paddy Dillon (Elkstone Ventures)
  • Jordan Fliegel (Techstars)
  • Daniel Reis (PLMJ)
  • Miguel Teixeira (everis Portugal)
  • Jony Jung (Bitsensing Inc. )
  • Michal Kiezik (EAGLYS, Inc.)
  • Paulo Ferreira dos Santos (Ubirider)
  • Peter Horvath (TRIFFT)
  • JuanMiguel Perez Rosas (Finboot)
  • Brennan Basnicki (Ripatrip)
PITCH 2 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 8

  • Adrian Lloyd (Episode 1)
  • Werner Vogels (Amazon)
  • James Stewart (Level One Fund)
  • Jag Singh (Techstars Berlin)
  • Ahmed Habib (Harvest Holdings)
  • Amali de Alwis (Microsoft for Startups UK)
  • Naor Amir (CityGuyd)
  • Oliver Werneyer (IMburse AG)
  • Will Ben Sims (KeepAppy)
  • Gabriel Fumagalli (LinkApi)
  • Lucas Nygaard (Hololink)
PITCH 2 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 11

  • Alexia Arts (MMC Ventures)
  • Nico Goulet (Adara Ventures)
  • Yamilette Cano (Louder)
  • Niklas Rosenberg (OpenOcean)
  • Faizal Javer (Javer Group)
  • Brett Kaluza (PitchBook)
  • Alex de Bold (AskAPro)
  • Simon Boulet (Stay22)
  • Eric van Hall (CopyRobin)
  • Wilco Verdoold (CopyRobin)
  • José Luis Siñani (Kusilo)
  • Alexandra Stefan (IMPRESSO)
  • Nenad Novovic (GoPlant.me)
PITCH 2 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 14

  • Vanessa Wright (Pernod Ricard)
  • Claude Ritter (Cavalry Ventures)
  • Yamilette Cano (Louder)
  • Stephan Morais (Indico Capital Partners)
  • Joe Altendorff (Dentons Venture Technology Group)
  • Marco Delgado (Siemens, SA)
  • Hendrik Kramer (PYLOT GmbH)
  • Svetlana Zakharenkova (Mishka AI)
  • Tony Park (Stipop Inc.)
  • Klena Sarges Silva (ICTB/FIOCRUZ )
  • Jacinto Sa (Peafowl Solar Power AB)
  • Pedro Beirão (Appy Saúde )
PITCH 2 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 17

  • Zach Coelius (Coelius Capital)
  • Michael Szalontay (Flashpoint)
  • Yamilette Cano (Louder)
  • Henri Baker (Dentons Venture Tech)
  • Patricia Alves (SIEMENS )
  • Tal Ben-Simon (eToro)
  • Erika Vincent (MaaStran)
  • Christoph Hantschk (goodbag)
  • Alexander Zaytsev (RAISON.AI)
  • Alberto Noronha (Nium)
  • Leah Cohen (Runnr)
  • Rosse Gates (AlphaVoice)
PITCH 2 2019-11-05

PITCH quarterfinal 1

  • Diana Lace (Overkill Ventures)
  • Rouven Dresselhaus (Cavalry Ventures)
  • Felix Buggenthin (Siemens AG)
  • David Meltzer (Sports 1 Marketing)
  • Andre Retterath (Earlybird)
  • Joakim Dal (GP Bullhound)
PITCH 3 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 3

  • Brian Collins (Collins)
  • Ana Lobo Xavier (PORTUGAL Ventures)
  • Pedro Vasconcellos (Pearson Ventures)
  • Jordi Vidal (Kibo Ventures)
  • Edel Coen (Draper Esprit)
  • Russ Heddleston (DocSend)
  • Javier Gutiérrez (Brave Corporation )
  • Nathan Harris (Ease, Inc.)
  • Abbas Bertina (Bertina international GmbH - (Melkana))
  • Aroa Fernandez Alvarez (Trace Collective)
  • Gabriel Menegatti (SlicingDice / Simbiose Ventures)
PITCH 3 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 6

  • Dennis Smith (Evolution Equity Partners)
  • Miles Kirby (AV8 Ventures)
  • Yancey Spruill (DigitalOcean)
  • Brendan Yell (Twilio )
  • Paulo Pinho (Semeia Ventures)
  • Tomasz Florczak (ChallengeRocket)
  • Nuno Brito Jorge (GoParity)
  • Jihye Roh (Sonist)
  • Etienne Koo (Show My Size)
  • Hana Sutch (Go Jauntly)
  • Manuel Milliery (Qwarzo)
  • Chris Adelsbach (Outrun Ventures)
PITCH 3 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 9

  • Maya Horgan Famodu (Ingressive)
  • Christian Knott (Capnamic Ventures)
  • Felix Buggenthin (Siemens AG)
  • Mohan Ram (DigitalOcean )
  • Gijs den Hartog (Capital Mills)
  • Eyal Sheinholtz (eToro)
  • Joanna Yein Song (PIXEL Display Inc.)
  • Danica Damljanovic (Sentient Machines)
  • Rafal Witkowski (null)
  • andrea baldini (AR Market )
  • Sergey Soloboev (Energozapas.com)
  • Egor Pchelnikov (Cyberfishing)
  • Samuel Lathey (Bippit)
PITCH 3 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 12

  • Fatima Zaidi (Quill )
  • Oliver Clasen (JL Angel Invest GmbH)
  • Brendan Yell (Twilio )
  • Tom Michael (Dentons US LLP )
  • Maja Markowitz (APX)
  • Tracy Isacke (Silicon Valley Bank)
  • Rupert Barksfield (Pynk)
  • Seth Ward (Pynk)
  • Sam Abrika (Cash Coach)
  • Katy Lindemann (Blu Health)
  • Laurent Marfisi (Unistellar Optics)
  • Ken Miyake (mui Lab, inc.)
  • Simonetta d'Ottaviano (Nettoken)
  • Mario Arabov (LAMA)
PITCH 3 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 15

  • Roham Gharegozlou (Dapper Labs)
  • Marin Cauvas (Anthemis Group)
  • Freddie Evans (Augmentum Fintech)
  • Saba Karim (Techstars Accelerator)
  • Eduardo Lemos (null)
  • Ivan Alaiz (Sap)
  • João Lopes (Bloq.it)
  • Artur Fjodorov (HUGO.legal)
  • Alex Cordero (TABLA TIME)
  • Stone Atwine (Eversend)
  • IVAN SHTANKO (Puzzle English International B.V.)
  • Hirbod Bigvand (Surfboard)
PITCH 3 2019-11-05

PITCH group round 18

  • Jens Lapinski (Angel Invest Ventures)
  • Sergio Raposo Frade (Crédito Agricola)
  • Saba Karim (Techstars Accelerator)
  • Keshin Govender (Siemens)
  • Pakiza Abdulrahman (Bahrain Economic Development Board)
  • Christina Lock (EDP)
  • Nick Nedelchuk (Localie)
  • James Rees (Ayoa)
  • Darina Momot (Cittart )
  • Maria Hahn (Nutrix )
  • William Villalobos (www.TheFutures.io)
  • Andrei Netto (Headline)
PITCH 3 2019-11-05

PITCH quarterfinal 2

  • Tahira Rehmatullah (T3 Ventures)
  • Jean-Marc Patouillaud (partech)
  • Ajay Ramachandran (Happiness Ventures)
  • Brendan Yell (Twilio )
  • Jacqueline van den Ende (Peak Capital)
  • Ulli Waltinger (Siemens)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Opening Remarks: Not just another player: Four huge visions of SaaS enablement!

From optimising voice data, to customer data infrastructure, to democratising the mobile app ecosystem, to quantum as a service.
  • Stephen Cummins (AppSelekt & 14 Minutes of SaaS)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Back to the future with cloud

Businesses agree there is an abundance of opportunities in digital transformation. Yet, as they welcome new technologies, they often keep old structures and practices in place that hold them back. In 2010 SAP embraced cloud to offer customers choice in how they consume SAP’s software. As the world’s largest enterprise software company, with its software playing a role in up to 77% of global transactions, the company embarked on one of the most comprehensive and complex digital transformation journeys the industry has seen. The results have been significant: the revenue, profit and the number of employees have more than doubled since 2010 and by 2023, SAP projects that it will approach the 80% mark for its predictable revenue. But, it all started with the commitment to re-invent the traditional business model with the customer at the centre, and re-imagine the company culture.
  • Adaire Fox-Martin (SAP SE)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Inside Facebook’s SaaS company

Enterprise collaboration, communication and laying the groundwork for the future world of work is becoming increasingly important to businesses of all sizes. Facebook's Workplace Global Head, Julien Codorniou, discusses why Facebook is moving into the enterprise SaaS industry
  • Julien Codorniou (Facebook)
  • Elizabeth Schulze (CNBC)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Retention as the new conversion

The old world of SaaS marketing is one replete with hacks, tips, tricks, and techniques all designed to get a user to signup and hopefully convert. But when most modern revenue is through subscription, what is a conversion today? After all, we don’t buy software these days, we subscribe to it. This talk covers the new techniques that modern day product owners and marketers will need for the new world of customer relationships.
  • Des Traynor (Intercom)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

To scale or not to scale?

The startup world is a fast-growing, responsive one. The majority of founders will face a dilemma of whether or not to scale their businesses. Join the founders of Crossbeam, Sisense and TripActions who will share their experiences.
  • Ariel Cohen (TripActions)
  • Bob Moore (Crossbeam)
  • Lingjia Tang (Clinc)
  • Kimberly Weisul (Inc.)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

The democratisation of innovation

Organisations historically designed themselves as castles with moats, where valuable resources were only accessed by a small, trusted group. However, today’s hyper-disruptive landscape makes it extremely difficult to guess what the market wants at any given time. To succeed these days, organisations need to decentralise and design with the broader villages in mind. Different groups need to be able to freely access valuable data so they can self start and build up their own economies. Tune into Ross’ session to learn how organisations can democratise innovation and why APIs should be central to any strategy.
  • Ross Mason (MuleSoft, Dig Ventures)
  • Julie Bort (Business Insider)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

From freemium to premium

How can companies convert free users to paid subscribers? The CEOs of Crunchbase and App Annie will answer this huge question as they discuss different ways to successfully move through this often difficult conversion funnel.
  • Jager McConnell (Crunchbase)
  • Ted Krantz (App Annie)
  • Don Clark (The New York Times)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Shortcuts to succ-Saas

How do staff based inhouse and remotely affect how SaaS companies build their marketing teams? What is the ideal team structure to ensure growth? Join this session to find out.
  • Janine Pelosi (Zoom Video Communications)
  • Tom Klein (MailChimp)
  • Jordan French (Grit Daily News)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Josh Holmes (Microsoft)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

How space-based networks will bring internet to the world

OneWeb has caught the world's attention with their mini satellites. By 2021, they will serve as a 'space-based' mobile network, enabling coverage for all rural areas around the world. Adrian Steckel, the CEO of this pioneering startup, will speak about the direction they are taking and the revolutionary, ground breaking technology they are using to execute high-speed 5G connectivity.
  • Adrián Steckel (OneWeb)
  • Kit Eaton (Formerly NYTimes, FastCompany)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Is collaboration killing us?

From chat to file sharing to constant pings, there are more ways to communicate and collaborate than ever before. And yet, despite the proliferation of collaboration tools, actual productivity has declined considerably. In this fireside chat, Chris Farinacci, COO for leading work management platform Asana, will discuss how our always-on notification culture is widening the chasm between collaboration and productivity, and what role technology leaders can play in bridging the gap.
  • Chris Farinacci (Asana)
  • Jordan French (Grit Daily News)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Grow fast or die slow

Today’s hyper-growth entrepreneurial successes go from one to hundreds of customers and employees in just a few years. Often with little budget, these upstarts recognise that to break out and stave off competitors, they need to quickly acquire as many customers as possible, rapidly expand and scale globally, all while cementing enduring and defensible market leadership. Join this talk to discover how your company can weather the storms of hyper-growth.
  • Gaurav Dhillon (SnapLogic)
  • Allan Grant (Hired.com & Talkable.com)
  • Liam Proud (Reuters Breakingviews)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

I, Robot: The future of marketing

Mobile has created the most frictionless market the world has ever seen – within seconds, you can reach millions of potential customers across the globe. To manage the complexity of a global market, marketers use increasing amounts of data – and to deal with that, they use machine learning or AI. Does this mean the marketer of the future is a robot?
  • Christian Henschel (Adjust)
  • Emil Protalinski (VentureBeat)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

The true meaning of free trade

Gert Sylvest, Tradeshift Inc, in conversation with Don Clark, discuss global trade accessibility issues and how the SaaS industry can help to solve these problems.
  • Gert Sylvest (Tradeshift Inc)
  • Don Clark (The New York Times)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Lisbon and the world

John Graham-Cumming, the CTO of Cloudflare in his interview with Mariana Barbosa, the Editor of ECO, talks about opening the office in Lisbon and the future of the SaaS industry.
  • John Graham-Cumming (Cloudflare)
  • Mariana Barbosa (ECO)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

The age of AI: Promises and challenges

Over the next 20 years, AI will enable unprecedented advancement in areas like healthcare, agriculture, education and transportation. But how do we ensure that AI is designed and used responsibly, establishing ethical principles to protect people? How should we govern its use? And how will AI impact employment and jobs?
  • Brad Smith (Microsoft)
  • Philip Crowther (Associated Press)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-05

Unlocking the opportunities with AI in large enterprises

A discussion with industry innovators to understand how big corporations best take advantage of AI, focusing on understanding suitable use cases, finding the right tools and creating the right internal structures to succeed.
  • Lucy Thomas (Sky)
  • John Paul (Liberty Global)
  • Barry Panayi (Lloyds Banking Group)
  • Luis Alveirinho (Altice)
  • Princess Beatrice of York (Afiniti)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Noel Toolan (Marketing Change Agent)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Negotiate your way to the top

Everything is negotiable. Emotion, conflict and tact are the tools along the way. A star YouTuber and the cofounder of company with a $1bn valuation share some hard-earned and tested tips at talking your way to success.
  • Keaton Keller (Gas Media Group)
  • Michelle Zatlyn (Cloudflare)
  • Jared Lindzon (Fast Company, Globe and Mail, Fortune, the Guardian & More)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Competition: It's complicated

The CEO of the company behind top games MobileStrike and Game of War explores how she keeps the company, herself, and her team, ahead of the game in the cutthroat market of mobile gaming.
  • Kristen Garcia Dumont (Machine Zone)
Startup University 2019-11-05

From 'What if' to 'Shazam that'

Hear from the co-founder of Shazam about how he built the app and algorithm they said could never be made.
  • Chris Barton (Shazam)
Startup University 2019-11-05

What they don't teach you at business school

With great disruption comes great opportunity, especially for the non-conventional thinker. These speakers have adapted to fast-paced change in business and politics, with or without the official qualifications. Come with questions!
  • Akon (Akoin)
  • Vasco Pedro (Unbabel)
  • Carlos Moedas (European Commision)
  • Anne Gaviola (VICE Canada)
Startup University 2019-11-05

From zero to global: A super-scaling story

A $4bn dollar startup and one of the most widely read titles in the U.S talk about reaching your audience in every corner of the globe, one city, and one device, at a time.
  • Juan Pablo Ortega (Rappi)
  • Emilio Garcia - Ruiz (The Washington Post)
  • Jeremy Kahn (Fortune Magazine)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Majority world report 2019

Tune in as Seedcamp founder Saul Klein shares his annual report on where the majority of the world's opportunities lie for the year ahead.
Startup University 2019-11-05

Innovating at scale

As one of the biggest travel e-commerce sites in the world and a global workforce of over 50% women, Booking.com has innovated in their product and also their workplace diversity policy. Their chairwoman will discuss innovating at scale.
  • Gillian Tans (Booking.com)
  • Elizabeth Schulze (CNBC)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Opening remarks

  • Natalie Monbiot (eklektik)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Sell your story not your soul: Winning over VCs

Unicorn founders and leading VCs uncover common mistakes made during a funding pitch, what makes them cringe, and what they look for in a winning team.
  • Ariel Cohen (TripActions)
  • Michele Romanow (Clearbanc)
  • Marcel Rosenbach (Der Spiegel)
Startup University 2019-11-05

What they don't tell you about raising rounds

In this session the founder of Toptal draws on his personal story to talk about going against the trend of raising funds to scale your company, and the ups and downs of bootstrapping your startup.
  • Taso Du Val (Toptal)
  • Mark Little (Kinzen)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Bootstrapping creativity: Leading a creative team

In a world where content is king: The company behind viral sensation Baby Shark, an award winning studio, and theleading creative tools provider talk about how to toe the line between creative freedom, and paying the bills.
  • Ryan Lee (SmartStudy)
  • Margaret Molloy (Siegel+Gale)
  • Georg Petschnigg (WeTransfer)
  • Stewart Rogers (Grit Daily)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Strategy and soul: Creating MuleSoft

We talk to one of tech's leading founders about the state of the industry, investment trends, how to build an inspiring culture and more.
  • Ross Mason (MuleSoft, Dig Ventures)
  • Rosie Kropp (Lavandel)
Startup University 2019-11-05

What makes TikTok tick? Inside the world's top app

TikTok mania is upon us, and we will never be the same again. The phenomenon is only getting bigger: How well do you know the world's most weird and wonderful app?
  • Hannah Snow (Hannah Snow)
  • Dylan Collins (SuperAwesome)
  • Natalie Monbiot (eklektik)
Startup University 2019-11-05

What is the role of a leader?

Leading imaging unicorn Light talks about the pressure of leading a robust in-house R&D department with the relentless pressure to go to market.
  • Dave Grannan (Light)
Startup University 2019-11-05

What I learned from building a 'unicorn'

Tech unicorns are no longer as rare as the name suggests, but those that survive the test of time (and balance sheets) might be. Three unicorn founders talk about the difference between high valuations and actually running a successful company.
  • Melanie Perkins (Canva)
  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
  • Lucy Liu (Airwallex)
  • Ryan Browne (CNBC)
Startup University 2019-11-05

Designing for an evolving human experience

By 2040, it is estimated there will be 80 billion connected devices. That’s driving disruption across every industry. The future requires us to move beyond disruption and beyond devices. We need new solutions – ones that connect data and devices in ways that improve our experience and the world at large.
  • Paul Walsh (Lenovo)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Breakout startups

Are these the companies everyone will be talking about in 2020? Dozens of the world’s leading investors think so. Each morning and lunchtime on Centre Stage you’ll get an introduction some of the world’s most exciting early and growth stage startups. Each of the startups have been hand-selected by some of the world’s most successful investors. You’re in for a treat.
  • Luisa Lima (Fyde)
  • Manoj Harasgama (JOIN.com)
  • Amir Bozorgzadeh (Virtuleap)
  • Louise Lindblad (Valispace)
  • Julia Salasky (Legl)
  • Alina Lapusneanu (Fiskl Limited)
  • Emmanuel Straschnov (Bubble)
  • Rui Sales (Stratio)
  • Victor Riparbelli (Synthesia)
  • Bobby Healy (Manna)
  • Hanna Marie Asmussen (Localyze)
  • Shiran Yaroslavsky (Cassiopeia)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

The promise and peril of the digital age

The world has reached an inflection point in which digital technology is being used as both a powerful tool and formidable weapon. Brad will discuss new approaches to manage this era and the steps that companies of all sizes can take to accept greater responsibility and partner with governments to shape the future.
  • Brad Smith (Microsoft)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

None left behind: Making tech work for the many

Technology and globalisation have gone hand-in-hand. As tech has developed, the world has shrunk. Yet many people have been left behind by these developments. This has resulted in a high degree of disillusionment and disenfranchisement. Finding a way to solve these problems is vital to ensuring a fairer and more equitable world. This session sees two of the world's leading experts in using public policy to expand the benefits of tech come together to discuss how we can ensure that none are left behind.
  • Tony Blair (Tony Blair Global Institute)
  • Ro Khanna (House of Representatives)
  • Hadas Gold (CNN)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Where I am putting my money this year

The world's leading trend-spotting VCs separate fact from fiction and reveal what deals, wins and busts they're forecasting for 2020
  • Pär-Jörgen Pärson (Northzone)
  • Bradley Twohig (Lightspeed Venture Partners)
  • Rashmi Gopinath (M12)
  • Felix Salmon (Axios)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

How to create awe

This speaker co-founded a company that has created many worlds and fantasies that everyone here has experienced and loved. From transforming Mark Ruffalo in Hulk, to re-imagining Disney’s classic The Jungle Book, they leverage the most cutting edge and sophisticated technology to help the best storytellers in the world bring their visions to life. Please welcome to the stage the cofounder of BAFTA and Academy Award winning studio Framestore, Mike McGee.
  • Mike McGee (Framestore)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Unboxing your future smartphone

A group of the world’s leading unboxers will walk us through their first experience with some of the most exciting tech products from around the globe.
  • Kris Carlon (Android Authority)
  • Tom Honeyands (The Tech Chap)
  • Jacklyn Dallas (NothingButTech)
  • Eli Etherton (Eli The Computer Guy )
  • Lindsey Turrentine (CBS Interactive)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

The evolution of virtual beings

With AR and VR, we now have the ability to create and inhabit multiple lives - the physical, and the one(s) we live virtually. How will we change as social beings? Eugene Chung of Penrose Studios shares how the next evolution of AR/VR and other emerging tech will impact the way we interact as humans.
  • Eugene Chung (Penrose Studios)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Dude, where's my flying car?

In May of this year, Lilium Aviation unveiled their five-seater air taxi prototype. Backed by Tencent, they are leading the race to put the first cars in the air. But is it really possible? And if so, how soon?
  • David Wallerstein (Tencent Holdings)
  • Daniel Wiegand (Lilium Aviation)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Breakout startups

  • Spenser Skates (Amplitude)
  • Ray Reddy (Ritual)
  • David Yovanno (Impact)
  • Lupina Iturriaga (Fintonic)
  • Sarah Nahm (Lever)
  • Linn Tagesson (Babyshop Group)
  • Polina Montano (JobToday)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Yvonne Redmond (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Robots are dead, long live robots

Love them, or love to hate them, robots are getting smarter and more ubiquitous. A leading roboticist, joined by our robot overlord, sheds light on the future of working, living and playing alongside our machine friends.
  • David Hanson (Hanson Robotics Ltd.)
  • Sophia The Robot (Hanson Robotics)
  • Ben Goertzel (SingularityNET)
  • Philip K. Dick (robot) (Hanson Robotics)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Trade wars: A new world order?

Trade is the lifeblood of the world economy. Free trade, it is argued, brings peace, prosperity, and economic growth. However, we have seen a proliferation of tariffs and trade wars in recent years. Has the global economic structure shifted or is this merely a mercantilist blip in an otherwise unfettered era of free trade? Come to this session to find out.
  • Michael Pillsbury (Hudson Institute)
  • Juan Branco (Wikileaks)
  • David Rowan (Walks With Founders)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Is it too late to save the world?

With America pulling out of the Paris climate accord and climate scientists issuing increasingly pessimistic forecasts about the climate crisis, we ask whether it is now too late to change course. If we can avoid a catastrophe, how are we going to do it?
  • Christiana Figueres (Global Optimism)
  • Kate Brandt (Google)
  • Lei Cheng (CGTN )
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Marketing in 2020

Globally acclaimed and award-winning marketers reveal definitive trends and stories from the frontlines of marketing in a time of unprecedented disruption.
  • Fernando Machado (Burger King)
  • Gail Heimann (Weber Shandwick)
  • Katia Bassi (Automobili Lamborghini)
  • Marty Swant (Forbes)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

How we'll arrive in 2025

Trends unfolding in self-driving cars, ride-hailing, connectivity and micro-mobility have offered great promise, as well as many questions. To discuss where we are heading, and what mobility in 2025 could really look like we'll welcome four founders who are leading the way in the space.
  • Brad Bao (Lime)
  • Sam Zaid (Getaround)
  • Corinne Vigreux (Tom Tom & Codam)
  • Xiaodi Hou (TuSimple)
  • Tim Stevens (CNET)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Is it possible to access your intentions at the wrist?

Thomas Reardon of CTRL-labs demonstrates how non-invasive neural control will transform how we interact with the world. See what developers are building now, and catch a glimpse of where the technology is headed next.
  • Thomas Reardon (CTRL-Labs)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

The upside of obsession

In modern society obsession can be often viewed as a negative thing. But what does obsession mean to those who have reached the peak, and what role did it play in them getting to where they are now?
  • Des Traynor (Intercom)
  • Rankin 💥 (RANKIN)
  • Paige VanZant (UFC)
  • Akon (Akoin)
  • David Rowan (Walks With Founders)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

Amazon.ai

Machine learning is fundamentally changing the world around us. Amazon has been one of the powerhouses of applied ML almost from its start 25 years ago. It operates hundreds of ML driven services, from counterfeit good detection to consumer review quality management. In this presentation Dr. Vogels details how Amazon has been successful in the application of ML and how AWS is democratising machine learning and putting it in the hands of every developer.
  • Werner Vogels (Amazon)
Centre Stage 2019-11-06

PITCH semi-final

  • Erik Mostenicky (Eight Roads)
  • Mischa Wetzel (innogy Ventures)
  • David Braga Malta (Vesalius Biocapital)
  • Stefan Walter (Cavalry Ventures)
  • Arthur Hu (Lenovo)
  • Alf Franzoni (SIEMENS )
  • Ansgar Chorhummel (Siemens IOT Services)
  • Kieran Hill (Ascension Ventures)
  • Emma Steele (Ascension Ventures)
  • Cecilia Turriago (IMPKT Capital)
  • Cristina Fonseca (Indico Capital Partners)
  • Frauke Mispagel (Otto Group Digital Solutions)
  • Melissa Larson Youngblood (Venn Ventures)
  • Sunil Sharma (Techstars)
  • Casey Lau (RISE)
  • Martin Kõiva (Klaus)
  • Pedro Miranda (SIBS)
  • Lucy Liu (Airwallex)
  • Toby Call (Chronomics)
  • Veronika Riederle (Demodesk)
  • Russ Heddleston (DocSend)
  • Catriona Forrest (Eastnine)
  • Jeferson Valadares (Doppio Games)
  • Kate Boyle (Banjo Robinson)
  • Gregory Geny (BeRightBack)
  • Andre Jordao (Barkyn)
  • Aija Perta (Rubylight)
  • Carlos Silva (Faber Ventures)
  • Tarik Galijasevic (Allstate)
  • Maria Hahn (Nutrix )
  • Seth Ward (Pynk)
  • Rupert Barksfield (Pynk)
  • Stone Atwine (Eversend)
  • Manuel Milliery (Qwarzo)
  • Ben Moe (Frame)
  • Oliver Werneyer (IMburse AG)
  • Paul Martin (tagSpace)
  • Christoph Hantschk (goodbag)
  • Andre Retterath (Earlybird)
  • Eduardo Sette Camara (Beta-i )
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Yamilette Cano (Louder)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

The 2020 marketing playbook

To be a successful marketer in 2020, you need to have your head in the game. David Meltzer will give you the key moves you need in your marketing playbook.
  • David Meltzer (Sports 1 Marketing)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Every day amplified: The Lamborghini experience

Imagine designing your own Lamborghini. Now, stop imagining. Let's see how Lamborghini is making your dreams into reality.
  • Katia Bassi (Automobili Lamborghini)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Changes are afoot: The death of traditional retail

Shops are closing but consumption is increasing. Now that data is changing the way we buy, what lies in store for the retail industry?
  • Josh Luber (StockX)
  • Rebecca Stewart (TheDrum)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

How to win on social

For better or worse, modern brands need social media to survive. What are the tactics that will win the hearts of consumers and keep you from getting #cancelled?
  • Dima Khatib (AJ+)
  • Margaret Molloy (Siegel+Gale)
  • Alex Chung (GIPHY)
  • Mark Little (Kinzen)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Behind the paywall: Making money in media

Is there still money to be made in media?
  • Brendan Eich (Brave)
  • Yaron Galai (Outbrain)
  • Kit Eaton (Formerly NYTimes, FastCompany)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

How can tech companies regain our trust?

Trust in tech is wavering and companies must act now. Last year, the phrase “techlash” was runner-up for Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year. Why are the big tech companies failing to win us over and what can be done about it?
  • Richard Edelman (Edelman)
  • Sara Fischer (Axios)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Belinda Esterhammer (Springboard Group)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Sell me the truth

A look inside the lens of Rankin, who's made radical honesty look ridiculously cool.
  • Rankin 💥 (RANKIN)
  • Erika Allen (VICE Media LLC)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

The end game: Making purpose real

Companies love to say that they have a purpose beyond making profits. In reality, it's rarely true. We are now at a defining moment where to thrive long term, companies will need to leverage the true power of purpose.
  • Frank Cooper (BlackRock)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Brand safety and responsible media

You might roll your eyes when you hear people talk about 'purpose'. But do you know what your brand stands for? Let’s find out if there’s a solution to this pressing problem for brands today.
  • Raja Rajamannar (Mastercard)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Growing a celebrity brand in the digital age

How do you turn a sporting talent into a brand? Sports stars have the platform but not always the know how to convert their status into success. Let's hear from the stars and the agents to the stars on how it's done.
  • Louis Saha (AxisStars)
  • Simon Oliveira (Kin Partners)
  • Paige VanZant (UFC)
  • Miguel Delaney (The Independent)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Catching feelings: The strength of experience

In today’s experience economy, consumers are demanding unique and meaningful interaction from the brands they do business with. Let's hear how brands can create once-in-a-lifetime customer journeys by gaining a deep understanding of employee, brand, and product experiences. We’ll learn to create experiences that drive growth by combining the power of technology with human emotion.
  • Alicia Tillman (SAP)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Are your smartphone and outdoor advertising connected?

Mobile and outdoor advertising have more in common than you might suspect. If anyone should know, it's JCDecaux.
  • François-Xavier Pierrel (JCDecaux)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Listen, learn, love: How AI creates happier customers

We’re at a crossroads when it comes to artificial intelligence. The business world recognizes its importance and potential, but companies are struggling to harness it – or even fully understand it. How can AI be used to make sense of the massive amount of unstructured customer data that all brands need to process?
  • Ragy Thomas (Sprinklr)
  • Don Clark (The New York Times)
PandaConf 2019-11-06

Rethinking the marketing and sales funnel

The traditional marketing funnel — starting wide at the top and narrowing down to purchase — has become seriously outdated. It no longer reflects the way customers shop and interact with brands in the digital age. Here's how to adapt.
  • Armand Thiberge (Sendinblue)
  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
  • Bill Magnuson (Braze)
  • Michelle Castillo (Cheddar)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Natalie Monbiot (eklektik)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

How every brand became a content creator, and every content creator a brand

This talk will examine how content creators, influencers, and celebrities monetise their content and develop their brand. Join actor Ian Somerhalder and Yoola CEO Eyal Baumel as they discuss the existing and emerging models for content creation, distribution, and monetisation.
  • Ian Somerhalder (Ian Somerhalder)
  • Eyal Baumel (Yoola)
  • Dylan Collins (SuperAwesome)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Private messaging by design

A discussion with Facebook Messenger about privacy by design and safety in the messaging experience.
  • Jay Sullivan (Facebook)
  • Joseph Menn (Reuters)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

The real-time revolution

Today’s content is more visual, deeply immersive and connected. The power to create this type of content comes from real-time 3D (RT3D), a technology forged in gaming and currently changing other industries. Today, RT3D is fundamentally changing the process of content creation and collaboration, and is poised to unlock new capabilities for everyone. Unity Technologies’ CMO, Clive, will discuss how all the content changes happening today have been in service to the real-time revolution.
  • Clive Downie (Unity Technologies)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

View from the kingdom

In this talk, hear from the new president of King on mobile gaming and what's next for the Candy Crush creators.
  • Humam Sakhnini (King)
  • Dave Thier (Forbes)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Multi-platform media: The digital challenge

This discussion will look at the changing face of traditional media and ask what both heritage brands and digitally native outlets need to do to thrive in a multi-platform environment.
  • Larry Fitzgibbon (TasteMade)
  • Victoriya Boklag (United Group)
  • Kelly Bales (Condé Nast Entertainment)
  • Erika Allen (VICE Media LLC)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

The New York Times: Storytelling and brands

The New York Times is the most innovative storyteller in the world, famous for turning complex subjects into digestible narratives with its unique brand of storytelling. As Creative Director of their in-house brand studio, Graham will take you through some of the greatest success stories in recent years and some of the design and storytelling methods they utilise to bring these stories to life.
  • Graham McDonnell (The New York Times)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Immersive entertainment: The next generation

Audiences want more than a good movie - they want a memorable experience. Mike will use examples of the latest technologies and projects, showing how brands and IP owners can unlock exciting new possibilities for audience engagement through immersive entertainment.
  • Mike McGee (Framestore)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Keaton Keller (Gas Media Group)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

A picture is worth a thousand words

At this talk you will be in the company of one of our generation’s foremost photographers. Over the last 30 years, Rankin has worked in fashion, music and branding and has captured some of pop culture’s most iconic images. Join us as he talks through what he’s learned in a lifetime behind the lens.
  • Rankin 💥 (RANKIN)
  • Rob Schwartz (Billboard)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

The business of GIF$

From being the first searchable library for gifs to creating the first platform to bring brands into messaging, Giphy has been creating a whole lot of firsts since its inception in 2013. In this session, CEO and founder, Alex Chung will discuss Giphy’s product evolution and why messaging is the next massive frontier (and how to monetise it).
  • Alex Chung (GIPHY)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Building a community of creators (at scale)

In the last few years Roblox has grown into a massive online platform with over 100m users and a diverse global community of creators. In this talk, learn about some key principles that help the company create and nurture this thriving community and economy at scale, and empower anyone to chase their dreams of creating and sharing games with the world.
  • Craig Donato (Roblox)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Baby shark: Creating a multi-billion dollar monster

Love it or hate it, you can't deny the success of Pinkfong's Baby Shark. Hear from the man behind the fish on how to create a worldwide viral sensation.
  • Ryan Lee (SmartStudy)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Breaking news in a video-first world

24/7 international video news agency Ruptly was the first outlet with the Julian Assange arrest video - one of 2019’s biggest stories. This talk looks at how video is taking over news dissemination, the need for speed versus the desire for quality, content creation, and verification in a digital era.
  • Dinara Toktosunova (Ruptly)
  • Juan Branco (Wikileaks)
  • Sara Fischer (Axios)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Fixing the gender imbalance in digital media

In an audience-driven content ecosystem, multi-awarded digital channel AJ+ informs and impacts millions across four languages: English, Arabic, Spanish and French. A significant portion of these audiences are women – even in countries where social media users are predominantly men. How has AJ+ built its female audiences? How does it stay close and relevant to women amid competitors and cultural differences? For AJ+, diversity and inclusiveness are two sides of the same coin, a coin that makes for better journalism and that has made them an innovative, leading force in the industry.
  • Dima Khatib (AJ+)
ContentMakers 2019-11-06

Don't shoot the messenger

As AI, machine learning and algorithms are changing the way we make, break and consume news, there will always be a need for good old fashioned investigative journalism in every news organisation. But is it under threat? In this talk, hear from those on the front lines about the ongoing fight to maintain honest journalism and protect the rights of whistleblowers.
  • James Ball (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
  • John Tye (Whistleblower Aid)
  • Brittany Kaiser ( Own Your Data Foundation)
  • Ali Aydin (Euronews)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Armand Arton (Global Citizen Forum)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Can anything be private anymore?

It is a fact that big data has replaced big oil as the most valuable global commodity. The buying, selling, and utilisation of data has made it almost impossible to maintain a truly private existence. In this session we will hear from two leading academic voices studying the impact of tech on our privacy and their proposed solutions for the problem of privacy.
  • Brittany Kaiser ( Own Your Data Foundation)
  • David Chaum (Elixxir)
  • Joseph Menn (Reuters)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

How do we overcome the gender gap?

In spite of the progress made in recent years, the gender gap remains an unacceptably large chasm. Women are still paid less, they are promoted less, and there are fewer women in management roles across industries. In this session three incredibly influential women will discuss how they view what needs to be done in order to eradicate the gender gap once and for all.
  • Sue Allchurch (United Nations Global Compact)
  • Paige VanZant (UFC)
  • Michelle Fang (Turo)
  • Dima Khatib (AJ+)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

The long walk to peace

The path to peace for any society after a period of conflict is fraught with danger. The majority of civil conflicts backslide within 10 years of finishing. Shortening the path from conflict to peace is what this panel - including Nelson Mandela's grandson - will explore.
  • Siyabulela Mandela (Nelson Mandela University)
  • Peter Tatchell (Peter Tatchell Foundation)
  • John Jaeger (Hala Systems)
  • Tom Finn (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Society and shareholders: Finding the right balance

The recent Business Roundtable statement on the purpose of a company represents a potentially seismic shift in how companies relate to society. Many companies are trending away from focusing purely on return for shareholders to a more socially responsible business model. In this session we will hear from experts across the spectrum about how to find the right balance between profit making and social purpose.
  • Franz Heukamp (IESE Business School)
  • Natasha Good (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Alicia Tillman (SAP)
  • Peter Mühlmann (Trustpilot)
  • Anie Akpe (African Women In Tech (AWIT))
Future Societies 2019-11-06

The right way to blow the whistle

Whistleblowing takes a lot of courage. Standing against a powerful organisation to reveal wrongdoing is never easy. The legal procedures can be a labyrinth, and going around those procedures can lead to jail time and persecution. In this session we hear from a man who not only blew the whistle, legally, but now works to make it easier for others to do the same
  • John Tye (Whistleblower Aid)
  • Ryan Broderick (Buzzfeed News)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Rebuilding trust in tech

Trust in the tech sector is, arguably, at an all-time low. The positive contribution of big tech to society is now being challenged. Rebuilding trust will require new regulations and a renewed willingness from tech to work together with policymakers to ensure it does not repeat the mistakes of the past. In this session, we bring together two of the leading voices, from tech and policy, in this drive to ensure that tech genuinely does good.
  • Ro Khanna (House of Representatives)
  • Brad Smith (Microsoft)
  • Karen Tso (CNBC)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Political journalism in a post-truth era

Political journalism has become one of the most commonly ridiculed of professions - with constant accusations of fake news, bias, and innaccuracy being hurled at political journalists across the world. This next panel will discuss how to counter this narrative and provide accurate and fair political reporting in an era that has lost touch with what the truth is.
  • Dafna Linzer (NBC TV Group)
  • Tim Alberta (POLITICO)
  • James Ball (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
  • Steve Clemons (The Hill)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Going digital: It's childsplay

The way children play has been transformed in the last twenty years. With the rise of video games and the integration of technology into more traditional toys, digital play gives kids and teens a way they can create, learn and socialize. As a result, ensuring that children are able to play safely is much different than in the past. This panel will discuss the changing nature of play, and how to ensure that digital play is safe, fosters creativity, and prepares kids for the future.
  • Craig Donato (Roblox)
  • Katie Collins (CNET)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Chris Yiu (Tony Blair Institute)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Conscious design: Making wellbeing the default

The products we use - both physical and digital - have a massive impact on how we live our lives. Product design can be a double edged sword and here we will find out how it can be used to promote happiness.
  • Maggie Stanphill (Google)
  • Jeremy Wilks (Euronews)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Digital values: The European approach to promote prosperity

The economic ties of trade and cooperation that bind the European continent are now, in spite of the turmoil of the past few years, tighter than ever. In this session we’ll hear from two of Europe’s leading innovators in the realm of public policy discussion on how they promote the use of technology to drive economic growth across Europe, all while strengthening values.
  • Dorothee Bär (Federal Government of Germany)
  • George Papandreou (Hellenic Parliament)
  • Hadas Gold (CNN)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

How to spend money and save people

Giving money to charity is all well and good, but ensuring that money has a positive impact is another. In this session we will learn about how to best position your philanthropic donations to maximise their impact. Make sure you get maximum bang for your buck.
  • Natalie Cargill (Effective Giving)
  • Liv Boeree (Effective Giving)
  • Danielle Gram (Founders Pledge )
  • Joon Ian Wong (CoinDesk)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

What next for democracy?

Populism is on the rise, many governments are becoming increasingly authoritarian, and democratic backsliding is gathering momentum. There is a lot of doom and gloom around the prospects for democracy. In this session we hear from a politican, a businessman, and a campaign expert about the supposed death of democracy.
  • Mamuka Bakhtadze (Georgia)
  • George Arison (Shift)
  • Joe Pounder (Bullpen Strategy Group)
  • Joseph Menn (Reuters)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Let's talk about tax, baby

Supposedly only two things are certain - death and taxes. This session brings some of the world's leading experts on taxation together to discuss the changes in international taxation, their implications, their flaws, and their strengths.
  • Niels Johannesen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Alex Deane (FTI Consulting Strategic Communications)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

What's next for the open web?

The dream of an open web, where all are free to participate, is one that many still hope to achieve. However, it's a dream that is struggling to become a reality. This session will discuss how and whether we can achieve a truly open web.
  • Rafael Laguna (Open-Xchange)
  • Katharina Borchert (Mozilla)
  • Donie O'Sullivan (CNN )
Future Societies 2019-11-06

Patenting the future: The next big invention

Intellectual property is a central part of the system that has allowed technology to advance. Without protection for our intellectual property it becomes significantly more difficult to securely pursue scientific advancement. This session brings together the President of the European Patent Office with two of the most prominent scientists of our time to discuss the future of the intellectual property system.
  • António Campinos (European Patent Office)
  • Kaigham Gabriel (Draper )
  • Carmela Troncoso (EPFL)
  • Marcel Rosenbach (Der Spiegel)
Future Societies 2019-11-06

How to build a truly global movement

Building and maintaining a global mass movement is no easy feat. These speakers are leading and mobilizing two of the world's largest truly global movements - the Scouts with over 50 million young people engaged in non-formal education and Wikipedia as one of the most ubiqitous online movements around. Learn from them how these movements have managed to remain so successful in a complex and rapidly changing world.
  • Katherine Maher (Wikipedia)
  • Ahmad Alhendawi (World Organization of the Scout Movement)
  • Ryan Broderick (Buzzfeed News)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

Drones and food delivery: A marriage made in heaven

There are so many food delivery unicorns at the moment, but could getting your food delivered by drone really be a feasible option — or is it pie in the sky?
  • Bobby Healy (Manna)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

How startups can collaborate with the big players

Old school sportscars meet startups- what's not to love? We're here to engineer the car of the future.
  • Christian Knörle (Porsche)
  • Maja Markowitz (APX)
  • Tim Stevens (CNET)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

The rise of the flying car

It's time to hit the roads... or should we say skies. In this talk, we're going to discuss why the future is looking up.
  • Alexander Zosel (Volocopter)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

No downside to the sharing economy

A problem shared is a problem halved, so they say. In this panel, we're going to try and find the downside to the sharing economy (spoilers- there aren't any).
  • Sam Zaid (Getaround)
  • Scott Painter (FAIR)
  • Alyssa Newcomb (NBC News & Fortune)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

Freight's new autonomous journey

Are self-driving trucks on their way? In this keynote, Xiaodi Hou is going to show us what the future of large scale logistics looks like.
  • Xiaodi Hou (TuSimple)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

The moon, for your next-level business

Takeshi Hakamada, Founder & CEO of ispace, a Japanese lunar exploration company that raised over $90 million for its upcoming private lunar missions, will speak about the business opportunity for non-space companies to enter the lunar market. With a focus on the automotive industry, Takeshi will speak about the companies that have partnered with ispace to bring their business to the Moon.
  • Takeshi Hakamada (ispace)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

Do androids dream of electric sheep?

You've seen them speak. You've even seen them debate at our events. Now it's time to look at a robot inspired by the work of Philip K. Dick.
  • Ben Goertzel (SingularityNET)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

In conversation with Lime's Brad Bao

In this fireside interview, we'll learn about the new mobility revolution with Founder and CEO of Lime, Brad Bao.
  • Brad Bao (Lime)
  • Alison Griswold (Quartz)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

How do investors look at mobility?

Where are investors putting their money in mobility over the next five years?
  • Philipp von Hagen (Porsche Automobil Holding SE)
  • Olaf Sakkers (Maniv Mobility)
  • Kimberly Weisul (Inc.)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

Are our cars smart enough?

In an age where we're putting a lot of responsibility on our autonomous vehicles — but are they smart enough? In this panel, we're going to explore three different lanes of intelligent autonomy.
  • Christopher Heiser (Renovo Auto)
  • Karlheinz Wurm (Autonomous Intelligent Driving)
  • Dieter May (OSRAM Opto Semiconductors)
  • Jim Motavalli (The New York Times)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

The drive for 5: Where is level 5 autonomy?

And you may you ask yourself — where is my self driving automobile? Let's speculate on how close we are to their ubiquity.
  • Moshe Shlisel (Guardknox)
  • Ransom Wuller (AEye)
  • Tom Honeyands (The Tech Chap)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

A bold move? Insights from our journey to be a leading multiservice mobility provider in Europe

Urban areas are the accelerator for culture, tolerance, creativity, innovation and wealth. But mobility systems worldwide are on their way to breakdown. Did you know that an average Berliner is stuck in traffic for 105 hours a year? In London, commuting feels more stressful than a dentist appointment. It is time to rethink urban mobility.
  • Marc Berg (FREE NOW Group)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

Taking your fare to the air: The flying taxi's new reality

Never mind hailing a cab on the roadside- it's all about the sky now.
  • Daniel Wiegand (Lilium Aviation)
  • Steve Ranger (ZDNet)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

Preventing crashes by predicting the future

Nobody wants to crash. What if we had software that would make it an impossibility?
  • Jennifer Haroon (Nauto)
  • Stefan Heck (Nauto)
  • Jim Motavalli (The New York Times)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-06

Good in the Machine: Engineering Ethical AI

It’s not too late to make sure AI is working for humanity rather than the other way around. What principles do we need to agree upon and who needs to be involved? Hear Carolyn Herzog of Arm discuss the big challenges we face in creating trustworthy machines.
  • Carolyn Herzog (ARM)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Muneeb Ali (Blockstack PBC)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Banking the next billion

SoftBank Vision Fund's investments are possibly the hardest hitting deals in the market. Their leading round in PolicyBazaar shows a level of certainty in the continued growth of insurtech. Come listen to SoftBank and PolicyBazaar break down the anatomy of a winning investment deal.
  • Munish Varma (SoftBank Investment Advisers)
  • Yashish Dahiya (PolicyBazaar)
  • Tim Bradshaw (Financial Times)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Finding a new way to get paid

The subscription economy is thriving and in today's world, doing business has become borderless. More companies than ever are expanding internationally, but payments haven’t kept up. Luckily, GoCardless and TransferWise are committed to changing that. Be the first to find out how.
  • Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise)
  • Hiroki Takeuchi (GoCardless)
  • Peter Thal Larsen (Reuters Breakingviews)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

What Plaid said: Fintech's next frontier

Plaid made headlines this year following leading investments from Mastercard and Visa. Join founder Zach as he shares his vision for a more inclusive, comprehensive fintech ecosystem, fuelled by a global data network.
  • Zach Perret (Plaid)
  • John Detrixhe (Quartz)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

The ins and outs of financial inclusion

Fintechs and banks are finally starting to recognise the potential of a fair, shared global economy. As equality is brought to the forefront of economic conversations, how can companies turn ideologies into infrastructure?
  • Christopher Leacock (Jillionaire LLC)
  • Katica Roy (Pipeline Equity)
  • Amy Thomson (Bloomberg)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Meet the next generation of fintech unicorns

What happens when you bring together the founders of three of the most valuable fintechs in the world? We’re about to find out. We've gathered three trailblazing, news-making pioneers from global fintechs, who will be joining us in conversation about what it means to be a unicorn.
  • Sunil Chandra (OakNorth)
  • Lucy Liu (Airwallex)
  • Tim Sievers (Deposit Solutions)
  • John Detrixhe (Quartz)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Margarida Ruela (Feedzai)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Build-a-bank: Designing the future of finance

From physical interactions to user interfaces, banks have been notoriously slow on the development of design solutions for their consumers. In this talk, three design experts will discuss the importance of a seamless, engaging and memorable banking experience - both on and offline.
  • Tim Kobe (Eight Inc)
  • Ilker Altıntaş (Akbank)
  • Ania Poullain-Majchrzak (Reuters Television)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Akon, Akoin, and Africa's emerging economy

Akon is a Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist turned philanthropist and cryptocurrency founder. He’ll join us to discuss why now is more important than ever to make this pivot, and how he has turned a broad philanthropy vision for Africa into a concrete economic endeavour.
  • Akon (Akoin)
  • Jon Karas (Akoin)
  • Noelle Acheson (CoinDesk)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

All about that BaaS

From tech-savvy fintechs to legacy institutions, everyone is jumping on the BaaS hype train. Open banking is proving to be the best way to ensure transparency in a fraught market - but just how are these solutions being adapted, and what will it mean for the consumer?
  • Tom Villante (Yapstone)
  • Roland Folz (SolarisBank)
  • Felix Holtermann (Handelsblatt)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

Fintech v big tech: Competitive consumer experience

It seems like tech giants can't get enough of fintech. As players like Facebook and Uber begin their long-anticipated move into the market, what can standalone fintechs and banks do to maintain consumer loyalty?
  • Jaspar Weir (TaskUs)
  • Matthew Crummack (GoCo Group plc)
  • Madalena Cascais Tomé (SIBS)
  • Jordan French (Grit Daily News)
MoneyConf 2019-11-06

The making (and marketing) of Mastercard

For iconic brands, surely marketing can take a backseat? Raja, the CMO of Mastercard, disagrees. Join him as he shares the secrets of successful marketing in a notoriously disengaged industry.
  • Raja Rajamannar (Mastercard)
  • Katie Deighton (The Drum)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Hugo Augusto (Techstars)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Nail it before you scale it

How to grow your platform without breaking the bank. What do investors want to see in terms of beta platforms, and how much is too much to spend on tech before revenues and customer numbers start to grow?
  • George Henry (LocalGlobe)
  • Anton Waitz (Project A)
  • Ricardo Sequerra (Point Nine Capital)
  • Karen McCormick (Beringea)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

User friendly opportunities in enterprise technology

Can consumer tech solve enterprise challenges, boosting productivity while also being user-friendly? How do enterprises support the growing number of applications? Join this session to find out.
  • Reza Malekzadeh (Partech)
  • Jai Das (Sapphire Ventures)
  • Alara Basul (UKTN - formerly Tech City News)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Building and funding your first idea

They say you can't build a house without a foundation. And for startups, the foundation is a problem that needs solving. What's the secret to turning the seed of an idea into a company that gains traction in a hurry?
  • Nic Brisbourne (Forward Partners)
  • Francesca Warner (Diversity VC)
  • Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (Capscovil Innovation Agency)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Growing pains: How to scale your team

Scaling your business from one to 100 employees can seem relatively easy. But how strong are your foundations and can they weather the journey?
  • Jens Lapinski (Angel Invest Ventures)
  • Jon Soberg (MSAD Ventures)
  • Gerald Parloiu (Global Founders Capital)
  • Jordan French (Grit Daily News)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Adventures in cannabusiness

How do you spot a flower among the weeds? What's the best way to grow your cannabis portfolio, and spot the next budding cannabis unicorn? In this panel we'll explore cannabis investing for the green.
  • Tahira Rehmatullah (T3 Ventures)
  • Emily Paxhia (Poseidon)
  • Anne Gaviola (VICE Canada)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

The perks of getting in early

Nothing beats getting in on the ground floor. But you need to know how to spot a winner, to back one. And once you do, what can you expect next?
  • Pär-Jörgen Pärson (Northzone)
  • Arnaud Bonzom (Map of the Money)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Yamilette Cano (Louder)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Which tech to back tomorrow

Interested to learn about the new technologies you should invest in? Then this session is for you.
  • Eric Martineau Fortin (White Star Capital)
  • Jose Del Barrio (Samaipata)
  • Merav Weinryb (Qualcomm Ventures)
  • Lars Jornow (EQT Ventures)
  • Amy Thomson (Bloomberg)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

The new marketplaces?

It's never been easier to start an online platform and earn revenue, so how do investors spot a scalable marketplace idea?
  • Marlon Nichols (MaC Venture Capital)
  • Fabrice Grinda (FJ Labs)
  • Laurel Touby (Supernode Ventures)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Bradley Twohig of Lightspeed in conversation

One of the first Snapchat investors shares his thoughts on current funding trends in the US and Europe.
  • Bradley Twohig (Lightspeed Venture Partners)
  • Frank Caufield (Darwin Ventures)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

You reap what you sow: How to seed right

If you're an investor, how do you pick which seeds to sow? And if you're looking for seed investment, how do you catch an investor's eye?
  • Bedy Yang (500 Startups)
  • Javier Torremocha (Kibo Ventures)
  • Peter Pham (Science)
  • Ertan Can (Multiple Capital)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Cyber-scaling safely

When building an enterprise solution, data security and privacy need to be part of the core product. What are investor's red flag lists they need to see in terms of cybersecurity before investing in enterprise solutions?
  • Dennis Smith (Evolution Equity Partners)
  • Rocio Pillado (Adara Ventures)
  • Rashmi Gopinath (M12)
  • Shardul Shah (Index Ventures)
  • Catherine Stupp (The Wall Street Journal)
Venture stage 2019-11-06

Investing in mobility. Are we over the hype?

Investing in Mobility has been hot over the last few years with the market commitment to deploy autonomous vehicles this decade. But with a slow down in the market with the realisation that autonomous is not as close as anticipated; are we over the hype? And if so, how does this affect the mobility startup ecosystem and how can we as investors manage risk in this space and support our companies.
  • Olaf Sakkers (Maniv Mobility)
  • Laly David (OurCrowd)
  • Philipp von Hagen (Porsche Automobil Holding SE)
  • Alison Griswold (Quartz)
Q + A 2019-11-06

Q+A with Francis Davidson

  • Francis Davidson (Sonder)
Q + A 2019-11-06

Q+A with Mohen Leo

  • Mohen Leo (Lucasfilm)
Q + A 2019-11-06

Q+A with Akon

  • Akon (Akoin)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

Welcome to Corporate Innovation Summit, where we unfold the secrets of the worlds largest firms.
  • Diogo Sousa (KPMG)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Hello digital, goodbye friction: How an iconic American retailer has “gone tech”

Sam's Club, the membership warehouse arm of retail giant Walmart, is undergoing the greatest transformation in its history. As technology continues to change the way consumers interact with retailers, we delve into the journey of one of the industry’s most talked about evolutions
  • Jamie Iannone (Sam's Club, Walmart)
  • Alyssa Newcomb (NBC News & Fortune)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Delivering to the next level

With 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, Kuehne + Nagel understand a thing or two about logistics. In this session, we'll learn about how software and data are shaping the logistics service of the future.
  • Martin Kolbe (Kuehne + Nagel)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Avon's digital makeover

Avon is the iconic platform through which tens of thousands of micro-entrepreneurs distribute hundreds of millions of beauty and cosmetic products across the world. Join Benedetto, Avon's Group Digital Officer, to learn how the company is using tech for growth.
  • Benedetto Conversano (AVON)
  • Bruno Guicardi (CI&T)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

The challenges of innovating in a big bank – how to operate like a fintech?

A new generation of customers is in demand for alternative financial products that can add value to their daily lives. How can an incumbent cope with the new paradigm? The case of moey!, the first 100% mobile banking solution in Portugal and Meniga, a world leader in developing fintech solutions for banking.
  • Ricardo Madeira (Crédito Agricola)
  • Jakub Piotrowski (Meniga)
  • Rosália Amorim (Dinheiro Vivo)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Growth lessons from Japan

As one of the world's strongest economies, Japanese business practices are taught and studied the world over. This session will transport us into the business philosophies and lessons that have shaped Japan and its culture.
  • Noriyuki Yamazaki (ZETA Inc)
  • Aya Nakajo (WORLD)
  • Leisha Santorelli (BBC/British Broadcasting Corporation)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Reframing inclusive growth

As we strive for economic prosperity, it's important to ensure no one gets left behind. This talk will bring together pivotal players in economic development to discuss the key to optimising social inclusion, productivity and innovation leading to stronger economic integration.
  • Juliano Seabra (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Adrian Kamenitzer (European Investment Bank)
  • Diogo Sousa (KPMG)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

AI is recession-proof

AI has the capability to create efficiencies, improve business processes and drive growth immediately. Amidst warnings of a global recession, join this talk as Jeff explains what makes AI recession-proof.
  • Jeff Wong (EY)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Why 5G will change everything

Whilst most innovations thus far have catered to consumers, the 5G phase of the mobile internet will be driven by industry. Join Marcus, CTO of Nokia, to learn how 5G networks will affect the industrial space, as well as society.
  • Marcus Weldon (Nokia)
  • Jonathan Weber (Reuters News)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

Welcome back to Corporate Innovation Summit. We hope you enjoyed your lunch.
  • Mmantsetsa Marope (UNESCO)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Solving planetary challenges with enterprise

The world's most pressing issues may be solved through exponential technologies. The challenges we’re addressing are daunting, this talk welcomes David Wallerstein, CXO global tech giant Tencent & Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy of Portugal, to discuss how these challenges can be overcome.
  • David Wallerstein (Tencent Holdings)
  • Pedro Siza Vieira (Government of Portugal)
  • Lei Cheng (CGTN )
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Evolving a Portuguese icon

225 years & counting. Millions of consumers later, we welcome one of Portugal's largest corporations in Jerónimo Martins to share their story on how they became a giant company whilst continually modernising with the times.
  • André Ribeiro de Faria (Jeronimo Martins)
  • Rosália Amorim (Dinheiro Vivo)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Mastercard's leadership in responsible technology

Responsible technology – new and emerging technologies like AI, biometrics and cyber stand to perform an unprecedented and positive role for society. But for them to be successful, public, government and industry trust is essential. How, then, can an environment be created and sustained, that strikes the right balance between enabling technology development to continue to keep pace with user demand, while ensuring the right guardrails are in place, so we can all build and maintain trust in them?
  • Ajay Bhalla (Mastercard)
  • Jeremy Kahn (Fortune Magazine)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Unlocking the true potential of AI

The phenomenal potential of artificial intelligence is unfolding, but a rather quaint reality has emerged - we arent as far along as we think. With much more to do, we'll ask the tech leaders of three of the worlds largest companies what they're using AI for today, what they plan to use it for tomorrow, and what they need to do to get there.
  • Ulli Waltinger (Siemens)
  • Ursula Soritsch-Renier (NOKIA Solutions and Networks)
  • Ian Massingham (Amazon Web Services)
  • Philippe Bournhonesque (Devoteam)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Demonstration: AI in practice, with Leo Pharma

As our global population continues to grow, health resources are becoming increasingly strained. In a future where doctors are in short supply, how can we build health systems that can deliver the care we need? Krisitan Hart-Hansen, CEO of LEO Innovation Lab will demonstrate how AI could be the answer.
  • Kristian Hart-Hansen (LEO Innovation LAB)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

Retrofitting digital to banking

As consumers continue their mass migration toward digital and mobile banking solutions, reaching them is a digital challenge that traditional banks often struggle with. In this session, we'll learn what strategies and technologies are being employed to prepare for the future.
  • Claire Calmejane (Societe Generale)
  • Paulo Marques (Feedzai)
  • Peter Zemsky (INSEAD)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-06

A formula for customer experience

Customers have never had it so good. With revolutions in marketing analytics and how we use data, the customer experience is now a seamless personalised process. However, this presents a new issue - sameness. In this interview, SAPs CMO will explain to us what strategies she is employing to ensure that her brand is doing things a little differently.
  • Alicia Tillman (SAP)
  • Xavier Oliver (IESE Business School)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Brendan Yell (Twilio )
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How CTO.ai empowers DevOps through automation

CEO of CTO.ai, Kyle will illustrate how the software helps high growth engineering teams adopt DevOps through the power of automation.
  • Kyle Campbell (CTO.ai)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How to fund a startup with unorthodox strategies

CEO of Boostmi, Michael discusses how to fund a startup with unorthodox strategies.
  • Michael Bibeau (Boostmi Technologies Inc)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Working with giants: Three ways to close B2B partnerships faster

David and Goliath - this was the fintech metaphor everyone was using. CEO & founder of Flux, Matty outlines how the company progressed from us versus them and started to deliver for customers instead of just companies, through a variety of partnerships including Just Eat, KFC, and Barclays.
  • Matty Cusden-Ross (Flux)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

ShopAdvizor: Building collaborative ecosystems

The CEO of ShopAdvizor, Diego will share how without fundraising, they have been able to onboard 1,000+ companies to participate in a collaborative ecosystem that turned into the biggest community of consumer goods reviews in France.
  • Diego Chorny (ShopAdvizor)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Shaping your future in the (former) Valley of the Unaware

CEO of Wandelbots discusses how the company developed a wearable sensor-laden suit that enables users to demonstrate actions for a robot to replicate.
  • Christian Piechnick (Wandelbots)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How automation is disrupting the $45bn market research industry

Peter, Quantilope's CEO, joins us to talk through the challenges of building a B2B tech platform from scratch and how partnerships can solve the digitisation challenge in finance.
  • Peter Aschmoneit (Quantilope)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How to rise above digital noise and achieve hypergrowth

Learn how Sendoso got on people’s desks, instead of their inboxes, and saw triple-digit YoY customer growth and 893% user growth since the beginning of 2018.
  • Kris Rudeegraap (Sendoso)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Lessons from 1000 cities - how to achieve growth with limited funding

Live in 1000 cities and working with many of the world's biggest companies and travel platforms, Talixo is growing exponentially. Henry will explain how Talixo have achieved this with only €12m in funding.
  • Henry Joseph-Grant (Talixo)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Breaking down doors with open source

The story of how Coder founders John and Kyle leveraged a community of hundreds of thousands of engineers to break into the enterprise market without sales people.
  • John A. Entwistle (Coder.com)
  • Kyle Carberry (Coder)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

The future of startup investment

SeedLegals has transformed the way startups raise investment as the world’s first automated legal solution for funding rounds. Join SeedLegals founder Anthony Rose to hear what's on the horizon for the largest closer of funding rounds in the UK, and what the future of VC investing looks like.
  • Anthony Rose (Seed Legals)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Is your startup really fundable? The hexagon theory of fundraising

Founder and CEO of Show4me Music Interaction Network, Karén, will talk about his own hexagon theory of fundraising and how it helped to close two successful investment rounds for Show4me.
  • Karén Chiftalaryan (Show4Me)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Diversity for business growth

Co-founder and Medical Director of Atlas Biomed Group, Andrey discusses his experience building the world’s first platform that incorporates direct-to-consumer DNA and gut microbiome testing, with a comprehensive background assessment for health and disease risk analysis.
  • Andrey Perfilyev (Atlas Biomed Group)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Pivot or die: When it’s time to move on

Starting as an IoT company, Ubirch thought that it would be essential to release its own hardware - even though their focus was more on software . CEO Stephan will share how they had to learn to refocus on developing the blockchain IoT protocol which saved their company.
  • Stephan Noller (Ubirch)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Creating the Android of wifi networks

Sebastiano, CEO of Tanaza, will explain how Tanaza is replicating Android’s approach of creating a horizontal market in the wireless networking sector.
  • Sebastiano Bertani (Tanaza)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

The importance of secure communications for global growth

Sikur CEO, Fabio Fischer, joins us to explain how tunneling and integration between encrypted apps, cloud, OS and devices, based on white label mobile platforms and private cloud is imperative to ensure privacy over a company’s strategic information and compliance with regulatory challenges worldwide.
  • Fabio Fischer de Aguiar (SIKUR)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Creating a company genius zone

Hadean CEO, Craig Beddis will discuss the critical identification, alignment, and development of the right people at the right time in a startup's life cycle stage.
  • Craig Beddis (Hadean)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

One thing you need to make better product decisions

Co-founder and CEO of Craft.io, Elad will talk about how dedicated product management platforms are helping product leaders make better informed and impactful decisions.
  • Elad Simon (Craft.io)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

AI-based solutions as a driver of growth

Co-founder and CDO of Pravoved, Olga outlines how her company has achieved a 200% annual growth rate by developing and integrating AI-based solutions. She’ll discuss the benefits of having an in-house AI-based lawyer-assistant, which provides basic legal advice for the company.
  • Olga Prikhodko (Pravoved)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Creating trust in capital markets through disruptive collaboration

Sharegain's founder and CEO, Boaz joins us to talk about how to create trust, and how to partner with top-tier financial institutions.
  • Boaz Yaari (Sharegain)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Product-market fit as a moving target

Finding product-market fit is the first goal for every startup, but what many don’t realise is that it’s a moving target. Both the market and your product evolve over time and you need to keep aiming for that fit. At the end of the day if you are not disrupting, you are probably being disrupted.
  • Javi Fondevila (Holded)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How to become first when you’re the last one to start

There is a saying in business – if you’re not first, you’re last. I know how to break it.
  • Viktorija Vanagė (Profitus)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

It's lonely at the top

Get Transfer founder, Arie discusses setting up a business alone versus having co-founders.
  • Arie Kravtchin (GetTransfer.com)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Forget retail. Digitising the usage of fashion

We're at four million users but just getting started. Combyne's vision is to fully digitise the usage of fashion. Then use the resulting data points to stop the massive overproduction in the industry, which currently churns out 100bn pieces of clothing per year for 7bn people.
  • Philipp Seybold (combyne)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

The challenges of growing a B2B AI-based healthtech startup

There are many challenges that AI based healthcare startups face in regards to growth. As these businesses try to scale they need to deal with a constantly changing regulatory environment. How can a company deal with this while still being innovative?
  • Landon McKenna (QMENTA)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Inbound sales and data protection

Inbound is great but many people try to hide behind a personal email. How do you find them? You can run but you can't hide: my super trick to double our qualified leads.
  • Sylvain Tillon (Tilkee)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Pivoting your business model to generate growth

The startup dynamics is very challenging as any company needs to identify and validate the core product/marketing fit before it can start to grow. Now, what if the original business model is no longer viable, profitable, or competitive and needs to be substantially changed to generate growth?
  • Petr Stransky (featherstone.solutions)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Brendan Yell (Twilio )
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

From idea to maturity: Building a startup into a globally trusted partner

Co-founder and CEO of GuardKnox, Moshe describes the journey of growing and nurturing an automotive company in a country that doesn’t manufacture a single car, through the process of winning the trust of global companies as customers and as investors. Started in the Israeli air force and continued through founding a company with unique DNA, GuardKnox shows how the skies are not the limit and that it is possible to compete as David in a Goliath’s market.
  • Moshe Shlisel (Guardknox)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Why AI-based decision making will grow your company

Vishal, CEO of Prowler.io, explains how the most successful companies will increasingly use AI to inform their decisions. He'll draw on the surprising characteristic of Prowler’s growth such as how the company built a team of world-class AI practitioners out of the academic field and integrated them into a commercial organisation.
  • Vishal Chatrath (PROWLER.io)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

It’s all about focus: How to recognise key goals and achieve them

CEO of Omni:us, Sophie outlines three key areas which each company should identify and concentrate on in order to achieve their goals.
  • Sofie Quidenus Wahlforss (omni:us)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Bridging Africa’s power gap: The disruptive power of clean energy tech

Expensive and unreliable power represent a heavy burden for Africa’s businesses, impeding their growth and development. In two years, Daystar Power has built an ecosystem to provide power to over 100 locations in West Africa. CEO of the company, Olaedo, will outline Daystar Power’s growth trajectory in bridging Africa’s power gap with clean and reliable power.
  • Olaedo Osoka (Daystar Power)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

The Appier story: Making business impact with AI

Winnie Lee, COO of Appier, will share Appier's growth story. From its origins in a small apartment as an artificial intelligence engine for online games, to an AI powerhouse, helping its global clients solve some of their most challenging business problems through effective implementation of AI.
  • Winnie Lee (Appier)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

The potential of Hardware as a Service in enterprise

CEO of Alcatraz AI, Vince will discuss piloting, converting and deploying a Hardware as a Service product in enterprise as an early stage startup.
  • Vince Gaydarzhiev (Alcatraz AI)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Building the future of work with humanness

In the world of self-driving cars, drones, and AI that seek to replace humans, Springboard has taken a contrarian approach and chosen humanness as a core company value. In this talk, I’ll share stories of how focusing on human relationships — both internally and with our users — has helped us stand out and grow stronger as a company.
  • Parul Gupta (Springboard)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Freeletics: The importance of continuous change in fitness

Freeletics has seen exponential global growth by empowering people through continuous self-development. So why are new mindsets and constant change the key to success, both for consumers and companies alike?
  • Daniel Sobhani (Freeletics)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Beyond the hype: Getting in flow after CryptoKitties

Blockchain is one of the most misunderstood waves of emerging technology. Roham discusses Dapper Labs' business-building approach on this new platform and the opportunities developers and entrepreneurs can unlock in the next year.
  • Roham Gharegozlou (Dapper Labs)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How decentralised technology will change people's lives in the next 10 years

CEO of Blockstack, Muneeb describes his plans for the growth of the company’s decentralised computing network where users are in control of their data and logins.
  • Muneeb Ali (Blockstack PBC)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Using technology to push boundaries

Aba, CEO of Dorae, will talk about using technology to push boundaries and improve the world
  • Aba Schubert (Dorae)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Timing a revolution in computing at Ayar Labs

Ayar Labs is transforming the computing industry by bringing optical communications inside computers. Co-founder Alex will share how bringing their product to market at the right time, while the computing industry is undergoing a transformation, has made all the difference in attracting customers.
  • Alex Wright-Gladstein (Ayar Labs)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Feeling the pain: How rage and pain are the key to growth

CEO of WEEL, Simcha will outline how to leverage the pain and rage of mundane experiences of your users to create, align and grow your company.
  • Simcha Neumark (WEEL)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Navigating the ever-evolving landscape of security and privacy

Learn how high growth startup Nylas manoeuvered through a series of product security and privacy pivots while their competitors collapsed.
  • Christine Spang (Nylas)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Hiring that powers high growth businesses

There are few things as critical to a growth-stage company than hiring the right talent. How do you evolve your hiring practices to drive your business as it scales from hiring 10 people a year to 10 people a week? Lever Co-Founder & CEO, Sarah Nahm, will share lessons and strategies from working with some of the highest growth companies in SIlicon Valley and beyond.
  • Sarah Nahm (Lever)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Scaling globally while retaining brand integrity

Founder and CEO, Ray shares his experience scaling mobile pickup app Ritual, which has expanded from North America into its first new language markets across Europe and Asia.
  • Ray Reddy (Ritual)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How to build an impossible unicorn

Early on, Jean-Stéphane got told that Talentsoft would never grow at scale. Today Talentsoft counts 700 employees in 15 countries and is identified as one of the Next 40 Tech Giants by the French Government. Jean-Stéphane will share the important growth milestones that have made Talentsoft an international success.
  • Jean-Stéphane Arcis (Talent Soft)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Go global or die trying: The changing reality of fintech startups

Taking a business global is not what it used to be. In an era of worldwide opportunities, startups cannot spend years in reaching out to new markets. How do companies go global from day one? What are the challenges involved? And what's the impact of blockchain technology in this process?
  • Austin Kimm (Crypterium)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Leading the way with tech and culture

Co-founder of Babyshop Group Linn explains how two people in their early 20s, with no kids, risked their savings and turned them into a €100m children's fashion tech business. She'll outline that growth comes with people and with people comes growth.
  • Linn Tagesson (Babyshop Group)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

How to build the ideal financial service

Lupina Iturriaga, CEO of consumer banking platform Fintonic, discusses the benefits of sacrificing revenue to offer customers the best rates for them. As a result, the company has seen a 74% increase in active users in the last year.
  • Lupina Iturriaga (Fintonic)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

The future of healthcare

Genome-informed medicine offers tremendous promise for improved health and wellness. Journey into the future of medicine and learn how genetics and genomics are impacting patient care today for earlier diagnosis, more personalised treatment and population health management.
  • Lisa Alderson (Genome Medical, Inc.)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

The power of word of mouth is the power of your brand

A brand isn't what you say it is – it's what they say it is. co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Dave.com, John will outline how when building a new company, one of the most important metrics for runaway success is how easy it is for your customers to tell their family and friends about it. He'll outline how you can build and define a brand that is so simple, word of mouth becomes your greatest growth channel.
  • John Wolanin (Dave.com)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Enabling a cultural movement to power your growth

Co-founder of Eight Sleep, Alexandra will outline the story behind the growth of the world's first sleep fitness company.
  • Alexandra Zatarain (Eight Sleep)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Why neglecting culture may kill your business

Co-founder and CEO of Taxfix, Mathis will explain how he's learned that the right company culture can boost your business.
  • Mathis Buechi (Taxfix)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Disrupting the disruptors with cloud management software

CEO of Brazilian software house Omiexperience, Marcelo will outline how cloud management software will take over banking and payments services for SMEs.
  • Marcelo Lombardo (Omiexperience)
Growth Summit 2019-11-06

Uncomfortable growth: Be bold and open to failure

Growth needs to be uncomfortable in order to successfully build a global company, believes Rodolphe Ardant, co-founder and CEO of Spendesk. He decentralized control across the business and made everyone in the team an owner. At Web Summit Rodolphe will share his vision of a modern company and discuss the main drivers and challenges on this journey.
  • Rodolphe Ardant (Spendesk)
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-06

How to build on AWS without knowing much about AWS

Building a new startup? Which cloud provider do you pick and why? If you are brand new to AWS or cloud computing and interested in learning about how to leverage the cloud to build your next app or startup, then this is the session for you! Join us to learn about how to get started with application development, deployment, and operations on AWS. You will also learn about why AWS is the most popular platform for technology startups, and how you can use AWS to serve your customers while you scale them.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-06

Chaos Engineering: Why breaking things should be practiced

Ever wondered how companies delivering global services like Amazon or Netflix are architecting and testing their software systems? If so, this session is for you.  With the rise of microservices and large-scale distributed architectures, software systems have grown increasingly complex and hard to understand. Adding to that complexity, the velocity of software delivery has also dramatically increased, resulting in failures being harder to predict and contain. While the cloud allows for high availability, redundancy and fault tolerance, no single component can guarantee 100% uptime. Therefore, we have to understand availability but especially learn how to design architectures with failure in mind. And since failures have become more and more chaotic in nature, we must turn to chaos engineering in order to identify failures before they become outages. In this talk, we will look into availability, reliability and large-scale architectures and make an introduction to chaos engineering, a discipline that promotes breaking things on purpose in order to learn how to build more resilient systems.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-06

Data lakes and analytics in the cloud for developers and founders

A typical application generates large amounts of data in different shapes at different speeds. Making sense of that data has its own sets of challenges and pitfalls. In this session we will explore the problem of data engineering and data lakes in general, and learn how to use the cloud to get insights from your data in a powerful, flexible, and scalable way.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-06

An introduction to deep learning

Getting started with deep learning can feel really intimidating. In this session we'll dive right in to explaining the basic concepts of deep learning with barely any jargon and a small amount of arithmetic. We'll see how easy it is to take an existing pre-trained, general-purpose image classification model from the cloud and re-train it to identify objects that we want the computer to recognise. We'll show how to do all of this with Python, using a Jupyter notebook hosted from Amazon Sagemaker (a service from AWS that makes it easy to develop, train, and deploy deep-learning models in the cloud). Finally, we'll finish up with a review of where to continue learning more.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-06

Tools for building your MVP on AWS

Early stage startups are time and resource constrained, and need to quickly get to product market fit. This session is for startups who want to find out about the best ways to build their minimal viable product (MVP) on AWS. You’ll get an overview of how startups build MVPs using services like API Gateway, Amplify, Lambda, Managed Kubernetes on AWS, Lightsail, and Database options. After this session you’ll be able to pick the right technologies and use pre-configured architectures to speed up your development. Please note that seating is issued on a first come, first served basis.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-06

Improving your security posture with the AWS cloud

Security is priority number one for both AWS and our customers. In this session, learn how moving to the cloud can provide a higher degree of security compliant for your workload and understand how in the cloud, security scales as your business does. We will cover concepts such as the “shared responsibility model” and share real world examples of how customers have improved their security posture in the cloud, instead of with traditional approaches. Please note that seating is issued on a first come, first served basis.
AWS Developer Workshops 2019-11-06

Understanding graph databases

Graph databases are a new kind of way to store and retrieve data. They can help you answer questions that are prohibitively expensive with relational or key-value stores. Join us for a brief history of graph databases and a hands on demo of Amazon Neptune, a fast, reliable graph database built for the cloud. Please note that seating is issued on a first come, first served basis.
Startup Showcase 2 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on hardware and IoT, covering topics like smart devices, the internet of things, wearables, and inter-connected products.
  • Jag Singh (Techstars)
  • Antonio Julia (DronOSS)
  • Damian Ciesielski (Tended)
  • Oliver Windle (Tended)
  • Apoorv Shankar (Lazy Co. )
  • Joana Silva (SMARTEX)
  • CRISTINA GONZALEZ (OmniBrain-Lab)
  • Danny Honigh (City of The Hague )
  • Jochem Verboom (Mainblades )
  • Dejan Borota (Mainblades)
  • Kenneth Geipel (Robotto)
  • Kazunori Oki (null)
  • JOSE MANUEL GONZALEZ SAEZ (OMNIBRAINLAB)
  • Joana Rocha (SMARTEX)
  • Brina O (analogue plus)
  • Alexandra Kröger (Wenewa)
  • Matteo Zago (Soccerment)
  • Ludovic Nachury (Unistellar )
  • Rafael Kaschuba (Tocsen GmbH)
  • Alexander Schumacher (Tocsen GmbH)
  • Francesco Campus (Clobot)
  • Niccolò Golinelli (Soccerment)
  • David Purón (Barbara IoT)
  • Laurent Marfisi (Unistellar )
  • Damiano Bonacchi (Clobot)
  • Isidro Nistal (Barbara IoT)
  • Andreas Botsch (Tocsen GmbH)
  • Hyejin Park (analogue plus)
  • Carlos Abreu (Drivit)
  • Ken Miyake (mui Lab, inc.)
  • Akiko Moriguchi (mui Lab)
  • Masahiko (Masa) Yamanaka (Vanguard Industries Inc)
  • Eva Endress (wenewa)
  • Dimitrios Chrysostomou (Aalborg University - Robotto)
  • Apoorv Shankar (null)
  • Apoorv Shankar (null)
  • Stefano Iorino (Clobot)
  • hyungil Park (ETRI)
  • Paulo Ribeiro (Smartex)
  • Juan Pérez-Bedmar Fernández (Barbara IoT)
  • Egor Pchelnikov (Cyberfishing)
  • eunkyeong kwon (dnx)
  • Arnaud Malvache (null)
  • Jacobo Domingo Gil (Robotto)
  • jaekeun Han (DNX Co., Ltd)
  • Ricardo Dias Marques (OmniBrain-Lab)
  • Peter Duesing (wenewa)
  • Leo Scott Smith (Tended)
  • Ekaterina Bashilova (Cyberfishing)
  • Vitaly Pchelnikov (Cyberfishing Inc.)
Startup Showcase 2 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. Meet the startups that are breaking, shaping, and reimagining what's possible in industries from enterprise software solutions to AI & machine learning. You know the problems, come see the solutions.
  • James Downing (Silicon Valley Bank)
  • Kevin Feeney (Datachemist )
  • Gero Keil (colabel)
  • Cyril Dané (AIO & Numii by AIO)
  • Fredrik Kronlid (Talkamatic )
  • Luisa Piló (Sizebay)
  • Evgen Verzun (Hypersphere.ai)
  • Carmen Ortega (Ironhack Lisbon )
  • Arash Asady (Bits of Stock)
  • Anna Zieciak (Oculid)
  • Sina Roshan (Peekage)
  • Alvaro Gonzalez (Ironhack)
  • Alon Cohn (oculid)
  • Anthony Quirk (null)
  • Joseph Benguira (APPDRAG)
  • Daniel Sozonov (o.vision)
  • Gary Gimenez (AIO)
  • Kieran Conlon (AppDrag)
  • Janderson Araujo (Sizebay)
  • Simone Gabbriellini (Manent.AI SRL)
  • Hossein Moradgholi (Peekage)
  • Tommaso Frigerio (AreaWFI, integrated system)
  • Holly Pope (Numii by AIO)
  • Eileen Owen Tan (Bits of Stock)
  • Dario Rodriguez (BotXO)
  • Steven Betito (AppDrag)
  • Peter Suma (Applied Brain Research Inc)
  • Antonio Procopio (Digital-Hub )
  • Milad Zabihi (Peekage)
  • Abigail Seward (good2rent )
  • Gregory Zerbib (PayWax)
  • Anton Morozov (OpenCoach)
  • Marcelo Bastos (Sizebay)
  • Mahdi El Azhari (null)
  • Munique Martins (Ironhack)
  • Georgina Pierson (good2rent)
  • David Hjelm (cx)
  • Zeyad Wanis (O.Vision)
  • Wassim Samad (Appdrag)
  • Thilo Hüllmann (colabel GmbH)
  • Denys Smalianyi (HyperSphere)
  • Peter Ausum (BotXO)
  • ILya PavLov (OpenCoach)
  • Yevhenia Dzyuba (HyperSphere.ai)
  • Kitty Jose (null)
  • Joris Dekkers (Bits)
  • Andreas Krona (Talkamatic)
  • Henrik Fabrin (BotXO )
  • Sergei Menshchikov (Simformer.com)
  • Klaas Filler (oculid)
Startup Showcase 2 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of money, covering topics like fintech, cryptocurrencies, virtual wallets, investment platforms, and AI-powered financial models.
  • Tomas Liesis (Fincor)
  • Renzo Colnago (OSC Digital)
  • Bruno Matias (Unit)
  • Rafael Dietze (Unit)
  • Kylie Naughton (Eversend)
  • Nuno Belo (FundWiser)
  • Ilya Kostromkin (Quancy)
  • Margaret Latuszek (Taxxo)
  • Maksim Nekrylov (Mandarin)
  • Pawel Sieniawski (Columb Technologies / Taxxo)
  • Viktorija Vanagė (Profitus)
  • Bernd Oostrum (Tezsure)
  • Krzysztof Przekwas (NavySol)
  • Luke Solarski (Taxxo.app)
  • Emma Smith (Eversend)
  • Stone Atwine (Eversend)
  • Juliano Prado (Payly)
  • Kastytis Zuromskas (Profitus)
  • Fabian Gaban (Payly)
  • Erich Schnoeckel (Finturi - New Way Of Invoice Financing)
  • Gleb Shabanov (Quancy)
  • Stanislaw Ploski (Orangebooks.co)
  • Artur Avanesyan (Mandarin)
  • Catrina Sheridan (Nafasi )
  • Algirdas Zakarauskas (Profitus)
  • Tim Roho (Wallkit, Fincor)
  • Skirmantas Jareckas (Fincor)
  • Miguel Frasco (FundWiser)
  • Michal Wojciechowski (Fluency)
  • Shreya Kothari Sawala (Finturi)
  • Abdullah Almoaiqel (Rain)
  • Alex Fenechiu (Finverity Ltd)
  • Diogo Belo (FundWiser)
  • Klaudia Flakiewicz (Orangebooks.co)
  • Oleg Levitsky (Finverity Ltd )
  • Johannes Brouwer (Finturi)
  • Tomasz Rutkowski (Navysol)
  • Darren McLoughlin (Nafasi)
  • Krzysztof Piotrowicz (NavySol)
  • Alexey Tolstik (Mandarin)
  • Fernando Matias (Payly)
  • Yehia Badawy (Rain)
  • Pawel Brataniec (Fluency App Ltd)
  • Melinda Havas (Family Finances)
  • Tatiana Deshkina (Quancy)
  • Melinda Havas (null)
  • Inga Mullins (Fluency )
  • Jonas Kimontas (Profitus)
  • Stacey van Woggelum (Tezsure)
  • Viacheslav Oganezov (Finverity)
Startup Showcase 2 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of money, covering topics like fintech, cryptocurrencies, virtual wallets, investment platforms, and AI-powered financial models.
  • Igor Ovcharenko (Scal8R)
  • Gabriel Ayala (Suscrip)
  • Mike Bonfigli (CardCruncher.com)
  • Stratos Apostolidis (Bcash)
  • Szymon Paroszkiewicz (Finderstand by Green Parrot)
  • Dimitry Nikiforov (Quppy)
  • Alma Gangsburg (Raison Ai)
  • Lukasz Lopacinski (Genzet sp. z o.o. )
  • David Conde (Coinscrap)
  • Krzysztof Bulski (Avenew Media)
  • Daniel Rachid Monici (CanHostMe)
  • Oliver Werneyer (IMburse AG)
  • Alina Kornienko (Quppy)
  • Bruno Soares (IMBURSE)
  • Gaya Rabello (Betmarkets)
  • David Scott Turner (IMburse AG)
  • Erich Schudt (Bippit)
  • Giannis Tsolaridis (Bcash.eu)
  • Juan Carlos Lopez Diaz (COINSCRAP)
  • Valeriy Krasnikov (Quppy )
  • Konrad Gładkowski (Green Parrot)
  • Edouard Beauvois (null)
  • Den Melnykov (PayCore.io)
  • Karina Revenco (FINEXITY AG)
  • Marta Kaleńska - Jaśkiewicz (Cashap (Genzet))
  • Afonso Vieira (Betmarkets)
  • Alexandr Priezzhev (Cash Coach)
  • Edouard Beauvois (AiVidens)
  • Adam Jones (Bippit)
  • Fred Gegoux (Batimpulse)
  • Christoph Erb (True Wealth AG)
  • Kevin Cash (null)
  • Elio Martinez (Suscrip)
  • Denys Kyrychenko (PayCore.io)
  • Henning Wagner (FINEXITY AG)
  • Soohan Han (Pundi X)
  • Damien Labrunie (Batimpulse)
  • Ivo Luhse (DARA TRADE )
  • Radomir Studzinski (BCASH GREECE | LAW FIRM IN POLAND)
  • David Carvajal (CanHostMe)
  • André Flórido (Betmarkets)
  • Cora Vinagre Sendino (Coinscrap)
  • Felix Niederer (True Wealth AG)
  • Dmytro Dziubenko (Paycore.io )
  • Matthew Trett (Trett Films)
  • Dimitrios Tsangalidis (BCASH™)
  • Peko Wan (Pundi X Labs)
  • Elena Romanova (RSN Finance OU)
  • Samuel Lathey (Bippit)
  • Andreas Harpas (Pundi X )
Startup Showcase 2 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of money, covering topics like fintech, cryptocurrencies, virtual wallets, investment platforms, and AI-powered financial models.
  • Igor Ovcharenko (Scal8R)
  • Ekaterina Spiegel (Cardsmobile)
  • Charles De Gastines (PayLead )
  • Alexandr Nedostupov ( COSTS)
  • Raivo Malter (Piixpay.com)
  • Sara Marques (Google UK)
  • Martin Berggren (Piixpay.com)
  • Tanel Orro (Reinvest24 OÜ)
  • Sunil Bhardwaj (Globatalent )
  • Gaby Treiband (Globatalent)
  • Fernanda Cortellini (evlos4u )
  • Matteo Rossi (Criptalia)
  • Rashed AlTammar (Tenantive )
  • John Cavebring (hips.com)
  • Diego Dal Cero (Criptalia)
  • Filipp Shubin (CardsMobile)
  • Stefania Sulis (Afterbanks)
  • Salvador Lukas Serrano Stieglitz (TheLogicValue)
  • Evald-Hannes Kree (Piixpay.com)
  • Tainan Lamas (Evlos4u)
  • Kirill Tripolski (Reinvest)
  • Laurent Bruchez (Utluna)
  • Kirill Gorynya (Cardsmobile)
  • Dmytro Moskalenko (COSTS)
  • Sarah Almachar (Evlos4U)
  • Ebrahim Alrashed (Tenantive)
  • Thomas Sevège (PayLead)
  • Maxim Yehorov (Costs)
  • Pablo Pfister (Utluna )
  • OLGA STAROSOTSKA (Monshare)
  • Kastriot Fazliu (VTransFair)
  • Toomas Tirman (Reinvest24)
  • Tricia Buenvenida (Hips)
  • Khaled Al Rashed (Tenantive)
  • Fellipe Tenorio (Justa)
  • Paola Rojas (Afterbanks)
  • Jacquelin Becheau La Fonta (PayLead)
  • Alexander Conceicao (Evlos4u)
  • Amyn Chagan (GoldFinX)
  • Francois Dumont (GoldGinX PTE Ltd)
  • Renato Pavan (Justa)
  • Max Bubuioc (Monshare)
  • Adam Boulel (Goldfinx )
  • James Coop (Heysherlock.io)
  • Arber Fazliu (VTransFair)
  • Ferran Martinez (Globatalent)
  • Florian Zermatten (Utuna )
  • Axel Arvidsson (hips.com)
  • Mattia Rossi (Criptalia)
  • Julio Garcia Garcia (TheLogicValue)
Startup Showcase 3 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on education, covering topics like disruptive education models, online P2P learning, personal development, and up-skilling your workforce.
  • Ana Paula Reis (bynd)
  • Sergey Oparin (Puzzle English International B.V.)
  • Noel Gisselsson (Humlan Productions )
  • Carlos Hornstein (niikiis)
  • Adam Dalton (Robotify)
  • Neivien H Shawer (frond)
  • David Métais (MySkillz)
  • Philipp Philippen (Lrn Lab by innogy consulting)
  • Andrius Lideikis (12classrooms)
  • Mark Ferrari (Frond)
  • Rafael Hansen (Setta)
  • Miguel Neto (niikiis)
  • Andrew Murphy (Robotify )
  • Dovydas Van Gucht (12classrooms)
  • Venci Lukanov (Areeka)
  • Fawaz Alazemi (Wisedoc Inc.)
  • Alexander Giesecke (simpleclub)
  • Luca Righes (Your Speech Factory)
  • Antoine Macau (MySkillz )
  • Bo Wu (Wisedoc, Inc)
  • Andreas Grenthe (Strive )
  • Tolga Güngör (SharpSurgeon)
  • Thales Gregorio (Escola Sentido)
  • Sarina Mischa Møller (null)
  • Yegor Isaev (StudyFree)
  • Nichlas Walsted (Swap Language)
  • Filiz Kocas (ClassNinjas )
  • Adam Shehata (ClassNinjas)
  • Rinat Ben Efraim (STANDS4)
  • Akash Kannegulla (Wisedoc, Inc.)
  • Mehmet Can Sobutay (Sharp Surgeon)
  • Anastasiia Dmitrieva (StudyFree )
  • Eric Lehmann (Innogy Consulting GmbH)
  • Arkadi Jeghiazaryan (Areeka)
  • Bernat Lopez (niikiis)
  • Larissa Magalhaes (Setta)
  • Nicolai Schork (TheSimpleClub GmbH)
  • Timur Seyfelmlyukov (Puzzle English)
  • Valentyna Babko (Studnote)
  • Ramiro Nobre (Setta)
  • Kęstutis Rapcevičius (12classrooms)
  • Valerya Carvalho (ESCOLA SENTIDO)
  • Yigal Ben Efraim (STANDS4 )
  • Umut Elestekin (SharpSurgeon)
  • Marcel Schubert (TheSimpleClub GmbH )
  • Daria Kroshkina (StudyFree)
  • Fernando Cavalher (School of Sense (Escola Sentido))
  • Allan Vestergaard Hermansen (Swap Language )
  • Jens Seger (Strive)
  • Virginie Broncy (Le Potager d'à Côté )
Startup Showcase 3 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on sustainability & the environment, covering topics like clean energy sources, sustainable business models, and waste reduction.
  • Toon Bouten (tado° GmbH)
  • Jacinto Sa (Peafowl Solar Power AB)
  • Antonia Halko (Trace Collective )
  • Vinícius T. Sossella (Hortify (agtech, agritech))
  • Negar Ekrami (Treejer)
  • Pablo Miguel Fernandez Alonso De Lomas (ELON)
  • Wim Kamerman (Clairify)
  • Filip Paunovic (GoPlant.me)
  • Oleksandr Belchenko (AFS AGRO FLOW SYSTEM GmbH)
  • Jon Duo (ELON)
  • Felipe Delvan (null)
  • Sofia Khomutova (AAHI)
  • Andrew Quartey (Complete Farmer)
  • Manuel Milliery (Qwarzo)
  • Oleksandr Osadchyi (AFS AGRO FLOW SYSTEM GmbH)
  • Desmond Koney (Complete Farmer)
  • Nelson Scariot Junior (hortify)
  • Patrick Fröschl (twinster GmbH )
  • Sarah Merrick (Ripple Energy)
  • Alexey Yushin (AAHI)
  • Greta Cazzaniga (Qwarzo)
  • Per Edström (Peafowl Solar Power)
  • Etienne Koo (Show My Size)
  • Marco Armellino (AWorld.org)
  • Alessandro Armillotta (AWorld )
  • Simone Targetti Ferri (Qwarzo)
  • Felix van den Horst (Clairify | Starting a seed round🚀)
  • Pedro Sousa (Simplify Lite)
  • Daniel Dora (Clube Watt )
  • Emil Rangelov (null)
  • Boris Banjac (GoPlant.me)
  • Daniele Dora (Clube Watt)
  • Maia Pedro (Bolt)
  • Aroa Fernandez Alvarez (Trace Collective)
  • Nenad Novovic (GoPlant.me)
  • Tibor Casteleijn (Clairify | Starting a seed round🚀)
  • André Costa (Simplify Lite)
  • Markus Sollner (null)
  • Iryna Dziuba (AFS AGRO FLOW SYSTEM GmbH)
  • Stephanie Thomson (HV Systems)
  • Kay Ibrahimi (Ripple Energy)
  • Marta Bacêlo (Simplify Lite)
  • Sean O'Dwyer (Ripple energy )
  • Carlos Meza Brena (Creative Dock)
  • Rebecca Johnstone (null)
  • Jucenir Zanatta (Hortify)
  • Jonas Douin (Hytchers)
  • Emily Kosko (AWorld)
  • Lynn El KHoury (UMPA)
  • Antoine Dessart (Hytchers)
Startup Showcase 3 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on sustainability & the environment, covering topics like clean energy sources, sustainable business models, and waste reduction.
  • Toon Bouten (tado° GmbH)
  • Jonny kurtz (Bnpetro)
  • Kenjiro YAMAMOTO (Aster Co. Ltd.)
  • Yukihiro Kawaguchi (Japan)
  • Vyacheslav Grigoriev (Laboratory for Strategy and Development)
  • Masaomi SUZUKI (Aster Co.,Ltd.)
  • Declan Conway (GSI Exchange)
  • Masahide (Masa) Ando (MUSCA Inc)
  • Sergey Soloboev (Energozapas.com)
  • 🌳 Linus Frosteryd (Mimer by Sun Labs)
  • Alvaro Lopes-Cardoso (Upendo, Inc)
  • Todor Lazov (goodbag)
  • KOICHIRO SATO (Biodata Bank, Inc)
  • Marco Piras (Joule)
  • Martin Kravchenko (Bioo)
  • Mike Prisikar (Climy)
  • Pablo Vidarte (null)
  • Dinara Tikhomirova (HIDEC Tech.)
  • Linus Norton (MaaStran)
  • Ana Caboz (ECO2Blocks)
  • 🍋Nils Lundin (Mimer by Sun Labs)
  • Simon Puleston Jones (WokenUp )
  • Alessandro Imparato (Joule 4.0 )
  • Bernie Frola (FarmHedge)
  • Chayana Farinango (Art Recall)
  • Jenny Jobring (UPNDO)
  • Nicolas Ohanna (Art Recall)
  • Pedro Humbert (ECO2Blocks)
  • Dima Prisikar (Climy)
  • Vitor Sanches (eCO2Blocks)
  • Jonathan Tambosi (BNPETRO)
  • Margaux Lebel (Art Recall)
  • Kevin Farquharson (MaaStran)
  • Denis Tikhomirov (HIDEC Tech.)
  • aristides bertuol (Bnpetro)
  • RYUTA SHIOYA (japan)
  • DAVID MALINAS (Biodata Bank)
  • 📺 Victor Ingman (Screen by Sun Labs)
  • Nikolay Kuteev (Skolkovo business school)
  • Nora Al-Kassab (Goodbag)
  • Santiago Zindel (Upndo)
  • Cecilia Lalatta Costerbosa (Alkemy )
  • Erika Vincent (MaaStran)
  • Christoph Hantschk (goodbag)
Startup Showcase 3 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of retail, covering topics like customer engagement, personalised shopping experiences, interactive retail, and ecommerce infrastructure.
  • Lais de Oliveira (Startup Genome)
  • Alexey Chekhvalov (24ttl)
  • Sothea Nim (Ezpizee)
  • Eduardo Ide (simplex.)
  • Karim Boukarabila (Voodootix)
  • Massimiliano Meneghello (Argeo)
  • Carolina Albarran (Catwalk)
  • Tiago Baptista (Hugo Boss Iberia)
  • Carolina Delfini Junqueira Franco (Simplex )
  • Pedro Marques (To TAP!)
  • Stephan Zimmermann (Rebolet AG / CreditGate24)
  • Giovanna Weiss (Byme App)
  • SALIM ZAKHOUR (KNGRO)
  • Guy Reiffers (Rebolet)
  • Oleksii Kobziev (Inspired Partners)
  • Pedro Alves (To TAP!)
  • Peter Horvath (TRIFFT)
  • Romualdo Lopes (Ouvimos Você)
  • Jakub Minks (TRIFFT)
  • Yury Shishkin (24ttl inc)
  • Ralph Haddad (Spaces)
  • Gabriella Weiss (Byme)
  • Maria Clara Limoncic (Ouvimos Você )
  • Sergey Bannykh (Inspector Cloud)
  • Lynn Healy-Goulet (Ezpizee)
  • DANIEL BRAGA (Ouvimos você )
  • Philippe Tarrare (Voodootix )
  • Kevin Houle (ezpizee)
  • Giovanni Spiller (ARGEO)
  • Vincent Dethier (Voodootix)
  • Georgy Gorgonov (Unistaff Payroll Company)
  • Pavel Boyko (null)
  • A. Kieran Gale (HiLive)
  • Klaus-Dieter Feld (MagnWall GmbH)
  • João Lee (Simplex)
  • Shelmaa Oubari (null)
  • Vitaly Klimov (24ttl)
  • Maria Kahale (Spaces)
  • Valter Costa (To Tap!)
  • Juan Carrillo (Rebolet)
  • Yevhenii Derkach (Inspired Partners )
  • Lucas Malanda (HiLive)
  • Miguel Costa (openworld)
  • Svetlana Panchenko (Unistaff Corporate Communications)
  • Francesco Pio Fiorito (ARGEO)
  • SHADY BOU AKL (KNGRO)
  • Fernando Luca de Tena Smith (Byme App)
  • Mike Merkulov (7LuckyLooks)
  • Roman Stakhivskyi (MAGNWALL)
  • Kurtis Cicalo (openWorld)
Startup Showcase 3 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of retail, covering topics like customer engagement, personalised shopping experiences, interactive retail, and ecommerce infrastructure.
  • Lais de Oliveira (Startup Genome)
  • Faissal Lachhab (null)
  • Koohyun kwahk (PIlabs)
  • Alberto Vecchi Junior (Eiprice)
  • Ilya Zaytsev (Metacommerce)
  • Simon Hasenauer (warrify)
  • Mikhail Nosov (Antip.io)
  • steena sunyong lee (perfitt)
  • Artyom Perevedentsev (Furniprice)
  • Enzo Duit (warrify)
  • Sarah Divan (Arrival.tech )
  • Todor Gigilev (Stork)
  • Zubar Miah (thisdotsoftware)
  • Rayan Godoi (Visionteractive )
  • Alexander Krstulovic (IAM.IO)
  • Dina Karakash (IIDF)
  • Fabio Bolsarini (beholder )
  • Alexander Stefanciw (Salesbeat)
  • fernando menezes (eiprice)
  • Mollie Huckerby (thisdotsoftware)
  • Dino Magri (Beholder)
  • Stanislav Morozov (Furniprice)
  • Jin Sung Kim (BluePrintLAB )
  • Gaston Ortiz (Book A Corner )
  • Karol Andruszków (BOWWE)
  • Simone Hendriks (IAM / OGD IT Services)
  • Wojtek Andruszków (BOWWE)
  • Rinat Nafikov (Antip.io)
  • Anna Blomdell (Formulate)
  • Faissal Lachhab (SampleWadi)
  • Corrado Rota (Global Savings Group)
  • Andreas Willgert (Formulate)
  • Matthias Pichler (warrify)
  • Faissal Lachhab (null)
  • Maria Kostina (Skolkovo Foundation)
  • RENAUD BADINA (Stork)
  • Edward Lee (KISED)
  • Veena Giridhar Gopal (Salesbeat )
  • Marijn Lems (IAM.IO)
  • Ozde Dereli (Visiontractive )
  • Seungsik Shin (BluePrintLab)
  • Igor Khripkov (Furniprice)
  • Louise Webber (thisdotsoftware)
  • Andrea Losso (UBOOKER)
  • Cesar Almiñana (Beholder)
  • Tamam Nafikova (Antip.io)
  • Juan Martin Seijo (Book A Corner )
  • Onur Candan (Visionteractive )
  • JULIEN LENNE (STORK EXPRESS)
  • Kuba Bihun (BOWWE)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Opening Remarks: The world is broken: Four founders who solved problems in their own office with SaaS

Solving these initial problems led to the discovery of bigger and better problems, and very lucrative businesses.
  • Stephen Cummins (AppSelekt & 14 Minutes of SaaS)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Future of work

The modern workforce is changing for every industry. The biggest threat to organisation is the distance between a company’s vision and their ability to hire and retain the right talent to get them there. Our panellists will provide tangible takeaways for the audience to employ within their own organisation.
  • Polina Montano (JobToday)
  • Yancey Spruill (DigitalOcean)
  • Sarah Nahm (Lever)
  • David Yang (ABBYY)
  • Liam Proud (Reuters Breakingviews)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Robotic process automation, shaping the future of work

In his presentation, Vargha Moayed, Chief Strategy Officer, UiPath sheds more light on how AI, cloud and robotics are changing the future of work.
  • Vargha Moayed (UiPath)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Predicting tomorrow's megatrends for a better today

Today's world is experiencing a record volume of change. It forces us to consider how we think about the future, where to invest, and ultimately how to stay ahead. How we manage all of this change requires a deep understanding of the global forces that will shape our human experiences and our business decisions long into the future. Join this session to find out more.
  • Shane Wall (HP Inc.)
  • Rob Pegoraro (Yahoo Finance, USA Today, etc. )
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

The future of digital identity in the era of digital transformation

Digital transformation spurs the evolution of identity management systems, where we're seeing control gradually moving away from a central authority and towards the user. On this evolutionary path, the latest trend is an emerging model called Decentralised (or self-sovereign) ID (DID). This session presents a proof of concept of an emerging identity management model based on the distributed ledger and self-sovereign principles, which enables enterprises to securely manage this ecosystem.
  • Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan (RSA Security)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

How to build digital relationships with your customers

The way your business engages with customers sets it apart. Increasingly people want lasting, digital relationships with brands that work both ways. But for businesses, choosing the right channels to have conversations and grow digital communities is a challenge. Twilio and Branch talk with Don Clark about how to cultivate and maintain genuine digital relationships with customers.
  • Sara Varni (Twilio)
  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
  • Don Clark (The New York Times)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Mandy Gilbert (Creative Niche Inc.)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Myths and facts: Everyone has an AI story

If the end of hand coding is nigh, where does the future lie? With AI.
  • David Cancel (Drift)
  • Sudheesh Nair (ThoughtSpot)
  • Falon Fatemi (Node)
  • Jeremy Kahn (Fortune Magazine)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

How to compete against the big guns

Octave Klaba, will discuss how to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace while creating a culture where employees can thrive. He will share his company's winning formula and his views on the changing landscape of the cloud industry.
  • Octave Klaba (OVHcloud)
  • John Rampton (Entrepreneur Magazine)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Winter is here

We call them unicorns because they are so rare. However, these days as more and more companies rush to IPO we are seeing companies valued increasingly high. Is this being done to keep investors happy? Is overvaluation an issue? Our panel of experts will discuss the big financial issues circling tech.
  • Christina Bechhold Russ (Samsung NEXT)
  • Rashmi Gopinath (M12)
  • Philippe Botteri (Accel Partners)
  • Peter Thal Larsen (Reuters Breakingviews)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Innovation and regulation: The EU takes on Silicon Valley

Europe is well-positioned to overtake Silicon Valley as the ideological heart of the tech industry. In this fireside chat moderated by Nicholas Vinocur from Politico, Dashlane CEO Emmanuel Schalit will discuss how the U.S. has slipped as a leader in tech and innovation, especially as the tech industry has lost the public’s trust after extensive user tracking and massive data breaches. They'll also talk about tech regulation, how the EU is emerging in light of GDPR, and ultimately, who - or rather, where - will own the next generation of the internet.
  • Emmanuel Schalit (Dashlane)
  • Nicholas Vinocur (POLITICO (European edition))
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Security and SaaS: Privacy-first culture

A strong and provable security posture is what it takes to do business and to accelerate SaaS sales. Join our speakers for a conversation on when and how SaaS founders can protect their employees, infrastructure and product on the way to the coveted unicorn valuation.
  • Calvin French-Owen (Segment)
  • Dermot Williams (Threatscape)
SaaS Monster 2019-11-06

Hybrid cloud to rule them all

John Granger, IBM's SVP of Cloud Application discusses the advantages of shifting mission-critical business applications and workloads to hybrid cloud.
  • John Granger (IBM)
  • John Rampton (Entrepreneur Magazine)
binate.io 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Bas Wouterse (Telm)
binate.io 2019-11-06

From the underdog to the top dog

The CEO of Datadog, Olivier Pomel, discusses the ins and outs of their success story with Shardul Shah from Index Ventures.
  • Olivier Pomel (Datadog)
  • Shardul Shah (Index Ventures)
binate.io 2019-11-06

Big data = big gains?

Our panellists will discuss how big data and analytics solutions can help businesses to make their services more efficient.
  • Ilan Twig (TripActions)
  • Winnie Lee (Appier)
  • Karthic Bala (Condé Nast)
  • Lori Fink (Xandr)
  • Rani Molla (Recode)
binate.io 2019-11-06

How AI has opened up the world of data

For the majority of the digital age, data was not something the average worker thought about. It sat on servers, waiting to be accessed by data analysts and later presented by C-suite executives at board meetings. Then, in the early 2000s, data visualisation tools unlocked new ways for teams to create and present their own charts and graphs. Fast forward to today and the average worker in every industry is expected to make “data driven decisions” and be more “data literate.” Now, advances in artificial intelligence are making data insights better and more accessible, no data scientists required. It’s a remarkable evolution that is only just getting started.
  • Sudheesh Nair (ThoughtSpot)
binate.io 2019-11-06

Why digitalisation requires new ways for cybersecurity

Digital connectivity is making our lives easier and boosting business competitiveness. At the same time the risks of cyberattacks are increasing as well. They are able to endanger our data, our infrastructures and also our health. But where there are risks, there are also opportunities. To take advantage of the digital revolution, cybersecurity has to be an integral part of it. Natalia Oropeza, Global Chief Cybersecurity Officer for Siemens, shares vital insights on how to protect critical assets today and in the future and how to collaborate globally in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Natalia Oropeza (Siemens)
binate.io 2019-11-06

To boldly hack where no one has hacked before

Already a vital part of both the internet of things and the critical infrastructure of the internet, satellites are set to take on a more significant role with the expansion of 5G and IoT. But many satellites with primitive security could become threat vectors for cybercriminals. Ed will share possible attack scenarios and discuss potential solutions to this growing threat.
  • Eduardo Cabrera (Trend Micro)
binate.io 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Josh Holmes (Microsoft)
binate.io 2019-11-06

The future education powered by AI

In his presentation, Derek Haoyang Li, the founder of Chinese AI and EdTech unicorn, Squirrel AI Learning will discuss the future of education. What would the ultimate ideal education look like, and what stage we are in right now?
  • Derek Haoyang Li (Squirrel AI Learning)
binate.io 2019-11-06

Are we AI-ready?

Jean-François Gagné, the co-founder and CEO of Element AI, in conversation with Tim Stevens of CNET, discuss a practical view of entrepreneurial challenges and pivots with the AI future.
  • Jean-François Gagné (Element AI)
  • Tim Stevens (CNET)
binate.io 2019-11-06

How to create trust in data to transform a global media company?

Sharing insights in real-time is critical for companies wanting to keep up with high volume data creation and constantly optimise. Sorting and specialising the data allows the right person to quickly find answers. Learn how Condé Nast expanded its data science team to specialise in data-driven revenue streams and create new tools to better serve consumers.
  • Karthic Bala (Condé Nast)
binate.io 2019-11-06

Enterprise SaaS 2.0

Drift CEO David Cancel breaks down the shift from enterprise SaaS 1.0 when companies were in control and had all the power, two the rise of Enterprise SaaS 2.0 where customers are in control and Customer Experience is the new Marketing. He'll use real, current examples that discuss the power of AI and automation from companies who are leading the way.
  • David Cancel (Drift)
binate.io 2019-11-06

Advancing in the age of automation

Data industry veteran Gaurav Dhillon will share insights and best practices to get automation right. He’ll discuss the required technology stack to solve the most pressing enterprise challenges, how lines of business and IT must collaborate to avert one-off projects and achieve automation at scale, and share practical customer use-cases that demonstrate success.
  • Gaurav Dhillon (SnapLogic)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Vikram Ahuja (Byond Travel)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Is Siri sexist?

Are virtual assistants reinforcing and spreading sexism? In this session, Saniye Gülser Corat, UNESCO’s Director for Gender Equality argues that big tech needs to ditch the subservient female voice coming out of your smart speaker.
  • Saniye Gülser Corat (UNESCO)
  • Esther Paniagua (El País)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

AI takes aim at cancer

Can marchine learning save lives? We'll get the inside story on how AI is helping to predict the onset of breast cancer 5 years in advance.
  • Constance Lehman (Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Alan Griffin (The National)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Injecting tech into drug discovery

It’s time to reinvent the way the pharmaceutical industry creates drugs — and AI is key. Andrew Hopkins of Exscientia takes us into the next century of drug discovery.
  • Andrew Hopkins (Exscientia )
  • Alex Deane (FTI Consulting Strategic Communications)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

We have Quantum Supremacy – now what?

Does Google’s quantum supremacy milestone signal the dawn of a new computer age? In this session, our experts give an overview of the ecosystem and strategic options on ‘how to play’ in the next few years.
  • Philipp Gerbert (BCG)
  • Jeremy Wilks (Euronews)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Should robots have rights?

Many experts have warned of the importance to protecting humanity from advanced AI, but could we reach a time when we are a threat to the robots? We'll discuss whether the concept of rights applies to humans alone.
  • John Basl (Northeastern University)
  • Steve Petersen (Niagara University)
  • Ben Goertzel (SingularityNET)
  • Fouzia Adjailia (Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Kosice)
  • Louise Lucas (Financial Times)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

The evolution of currency

As society hurtles towards a cashless future, we'll discuss the privacy implications and ask ourselves whether we're really ready to eliminate cash altogether.
  • David Chaum (Elixxir)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Robosexual: The future of human-robot relations

As the evolution of human-robot relations continues, we discuss whether we'll ever take our relationship to the next level.
  • Marianne Brandon (Wellminds Wellbodies LLC)
  • Esther Paniagua (El País)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Matthew Fornaciari (Gremlin Inc.)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Making the most of data

Simply amassing large data sets does not guarantee you'll be able to unleash the information's potential value. Find out how to harness the power of data from leading industry experts.
  • Daniela Braga (DefinedCrowd)
  • Stijn Christiaens (Collibra)
  • Helen Zeitoun (Ipsos)
  • Rani Molla (Recode)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Your Brain 2.0: Unlocking machines with your mind

Ctrl-labs is developing a device capable of translating electrical muscle impulses into digital signals. Does this herald the merging of man and machine?
  • Thomas Reardon (CTRL-Labs)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

The future of space: From AI to the multiverse

An in-depth look at how cosmology and space research are increasingly becoming hotbeds of development for AI methods that might one day impact us all.
  • Roberto Trotta (Imperial College London)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Star Wars: Rise of the space junk

There are 8,000 tons of debris orbiting the Earth at 17,500mph. We need to talk about space sustainability, before we're marooned here forever.
  • Holger Krag (ESA)
  • Nobu Okada (Astroscale)
  • Peter Martinez (Secure World Foundation)
  • Jeremy Wilks (Euronews)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Combating the weaponisation of data

As the former director of business development at Cambridge Analytica, Brittany Kaiser saw first hand how data could be weaponized to influence and manipulate people. What can be done to combat this danger to democracy?
  • Brittany Kaiser ( Own Your Data Foundation)
  • Mark Di Stefano (BuzzFeed)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

What will the first human martians look like?

Meet the mutant humans of Mars. Professor of evolutionary biology Scott Solomon explains why babies born on the Red Planet will look, function, and behave dramatically different from us Earthlings.
  • Scott Solomon (Rice University)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Where will we be in 2050?

In this future-focused session, experts from different industries try to predict how tech will change the world in the next three decades. Flying cars, holidays on Mars, or catastrophic climate collapse? What will the future hold?
  • Alex Wright-Gladstein (Ayar Labs)
  • Marc Mengler (understand.ai)
  • Mitchell Baker (Mozilla)
  • Peter O'Malley (Advisable)
  • Robin Pagnamenta (The Telegraph)
DeepTech 2019-11-06

Extraterrestrial entrepreneurs: Doing business in the new space market

The re-emergence of the space industry is bringing about new opportunities for corporations and individuals to leverage technical advances made possible through NASA, ESA and other organisations. As we enter this new era of public-private partnerships, learn about the potential business and societal advancements on the horizon with Chantelle Baier from 4Space inc and about future corporate technical uses with Alan Boehme from P&G.
  • Alan Boehme (P&G)
  • Chantelle Baier (4Space )
  • Laurent-Pierre Baculard (Bain & Company)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • Cynthia Johnson (Bell + Ivy)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Experian's approach to data innovation

5.8 million people are virtually invisible to the mainstream financial system that most people take for granted. This talk will cover the problems the potential solution found in data, and what key learnings can be adopted by the tech community at large.
  • Jonathan Westley (Experian)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Ideas are easy, business is hard

Our panel of prominent investors talk VC trends, triumphs and turbulence in the year to come.
  • Christina Bechhold Russ (Samsung NEXT)
  • Fabrice Grinda (FJ Labs)
  • Caleb Silver (Investopedia)
Startup University 2019-11-06

The truth behind the founder-VC relationship

Two heads are better than one, or too many cooks in the kitchen? A frank discussion about the delicate relationship between CEOs and their backing VCs.
  • Nikki Lannen (WarDucks)
  • Timo Soininen (Small Giant Games)
  • Lars Jornow (EQT Ventures)
  • Cynthia Johnson (Bell + Ivy)
Startup University 2019-11-06

It's an app eat app world: Dominating the app store

World app domination is becoming harder with fierce competition and a crowded market. So what does it take to conquer the app store in 2019?
  • Oleksandr Kosovan (MacPaw)
  • Riccardo Zacconi (King)
  • Kit Eaton (Formerly NYTimes, FastCompany)
Startup University 2019-11-06

The secret number is 49

Ariel Garten will share insights on how her 49th attempt at pitching to investors turned into funding her Series A round. She will unpack how with no experience in fundraising, she was able to build a company and personally raised the first $18.9M with the help of dedication and meditation
  • Ariel Garten (Muse the Brain Sensing Headband )
Startup University 2019-11-06

Digging deep and beating burnout

We ask veteran creative thinkers in business and the arts how to keep the well of creativity and longevity flowing.
  • Mitchell Baker (Mozilla)
  • Paige VanZant (UFC)
  • Steve Clemons (The Hill)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Opening remarks

  • David Meltzer (Sports 1 Marketing)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Startup, then scale up.

Serial entrepreneurs talk about starting up on your own terms, and the formula to scaling without compromise.
  • Francis Davidson (Sonder)
  • Shalini Khemka (E2Exchange)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Equity for media – a winning investment model?

Channel 4’s growth fund has a simple investment thesis. Hear C4's insights about the equity for media investment model and some of their successful bets. This is a must for any seed or Series A-D founders.
  • Vinay Solanki (Channel 4 Ventures)
  • Gareth Hickey (Noa News)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Getting your analytics right from day one

The founder of data infrastructure unicorn Segment talks about sifting through the wealth of data in the early stages of scaling, and what he's learned from his own, and his clients journeys.
  • Ilya Volodarsky (Segment)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Starting and scaling in Europe

Doing business in Europe? Our panel of investors, incubators and founders shed light on the most decisive trends spanning the EU.
  • Roxanne Varza (STATION F)
  • Nico Gramenz (Factory Berlin)
  • Philippe Botteri (Accel Partners)
  • Peter Mühlmann (Trustpilot)
  • Alex Deane (FTI Consulting Strategic Communications)
Startup University 2019-11-06

The difference between a founder and a leader

Is leadership more of a network, than a pinnacle? Recent events have shed light on the problems of too much control from the top. This talk asks about the balance between leading and stepping back, how to reflect on your own performance, avoid burnout, and attract and retain the best leaders to your team.
  • André Penha (QuintoAndar)
  • Alex Chung (GIPHY)
  • Bedy Yang (500 Startups)
  • Alan Griffin (The National)
Startup University 2019-11-06

Leadership amid disruption: CX at scale

Leading has never been more complicated. Two globally loved brand leaders discuss about perfecting customer experience on and off screen amid rapid global changes and uncertainty.
  • Domingos Oliveira (SL Benfica)
  • Fernando Machado (Burger King)
  • Rebecca Stewart (TheDrum)
Startup Showcase 1 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on media & communication, covering topics like ad tech, marketing products, and journalism platforms; as well as communication-related areas, such as chatbots, messaging platforms, and conversational AI.
  • Angus Davis (Foundation Capital)
  • Francesco Ambrosiano (Nanos)
  • Joseph Hyosub Lee (mojitok)
  • Laura Siltala (Hookle Inc.)
  • Jeremie Olivier (Mosaeek)
  • JUAN HERNANDEZ (Deep Ads )
  • Elina Scorey (Distil.ai)
  • Wilber Colmerauër (EM Funding)
  • Raphael Allstadt (Mosaeek)
  • Anouar El-Mourabit (Snikpic)
  • Kim Murashov (LoyaltyLab)
  • Amin El Husseini (MBC Group)
  • Alexey Obraztsov (LoyaltyLab)
  • Mariella Goebl (SeeHow)
  • Gerry McNicol (Distil.ai)
  • Carlos Alzate (Deep ads)
  • Maciej Ciołek (Chatbotize)
  • Christian Sundgaard (Advative)
  • Yunji Won (KISED)
  • Matt Robbins (Distil.ai)
  • Sasha Schriber (Nanocorp AG)
  • Jere Seppala (Hookle Inc.)
  • PH Zabisky (MZ)
  • Maxime Bétas (Snikpic)
  • Johannes Knierzinger (Newsadoo)
  • Jacques Sirot (Adplenty.io)
  • Kacper Wójcik (Chatbotize)
  • Alexander Kondrashkin (LoyaltyLab)
  • Francesco Bettinzana (Newsadoo)
  • Susan Poulsen (Advative)
  • Jeff Linihan (Advocado)
  • Anna Downes (VideoSherpa )
  • Brian Handrigan (Advocado)
  • Povilas Goberis (Setupad)
  • David Böhm (Newsadoo)
  • Toms Panders (Setupad)
  • Wonhee Lee (pilabs)
  • LEONARDO MARTINEZ LUNA (Deep Marketing Group)
  • Sewon Yoon (Dable Inc.)
  • Danilo Ohtani (MZ Group)
  • Assem Chammah (Snikpic)
  • Tero Seppala (Hookle Inc.)
  • Andrew Downes (Video Sherpa)
  • Arif Abed (Monocle Reality )
  • Amy Bobchek (Advocado)
  • Jeongpyo Hong (Brandnew Tech)
  • Andrei Netto (Headline)
  • Maja Schefer (Chatbotize)
  • Linda Kolontaja (Setupad)
  • Rodolfo Zabisky (Whosup Inc)
Startup Showcase 1 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of content, covering topics like VR/AR, front-end infrastructure, content creators, streaming services, and video.
  • Susana Chaves (MIRANDA by SAPO / founder BeautyAirlines)
  • Bilall Memedi (Sorsware Bilism Aş )
  • Guillaume Pineau-Valencienne (ARGO)
  • Christof Wallner (trustedd)
  • Raymond Calis (Pyqabu)
  • Nurlan Tlegenov (null)
  • Mattia Fosci (ID Ward)
  • Mehmet Nisanci (Omuz)
  • Dmytro Baklan (Mobizon GmbH)
  • Olga Troian (Imagery Ward)
  • Mellat Shegre (Surfboard)
  • Eric van Hall (CopyRobin)
  • Maciej Sawicki (Instreamly )
  • Barbara Molendijk (PYQABU, Magic happens! | Personalised AR)
  • Murphy Chang (Youuxi)
  • Enno Bassen (curilab )
  • Hirbod Bigvand (Surfboard)
  • Matthew Kempa (ID Ward)
  • Wiktoria Wojcik (inSTREAMLY)
  • Michael Pallotto (Skriply)
  • Slawomir Olszynski (pond x codelabs.rocks)
  • Jeroen Mol (Peqabu)
  • Ariel Lin (Youuxi Digital Co., Ltd.)
  • Jill Beytin (LAMA)
  • Allison Gorecki (Pixchange)
  • Antonio Puleo (Vidoser)
  • Dawid Cichy (Pond x codelabs.rocks)
  • Samuel Haertl (LobbySpace)
  • Rahinee Ratnagobal (tbd)
  • Tobias Kehrein (ARtist UG (haftungsbeschränkt))
  • Ekaterina Bakhova (null)
  • Muriel Kuan (null)
  • Adam Jastrzebski (Pond )
  • Mara Kuesters (Mobizon)
  • Rhiannon Ross (Pixchange )
  • Daniel Teuschl (vloggs.live | better stream ads)
  • Melanie Hartl (The Publishers House Ltd. )
  • Szymon Kubiak (inStreamly)
  • Vinh Ngu (Lobbyspace)
  • Anastasiia Horban (ImageryWard)
  • Alessandro La Rosa (Vidoser)
  • ERSIN GENCER (Omuz)
  • Pierre ADDOUM (ARGO)
  • Alexander Lachinger (LAMA)
  • Wilco Verdoold (CopyRobin)
  • Igor Menshchykov (Mobizon GmbH)
  • Suzanne Robbe (CopyRobin)
  • Sebastian Zach (vloggs.live | better stream ads)
  • Federico Tudisco (Vidoser)
  • Alison Costa (Pixchange )
Startup Showcase 1 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of content, covering topics like VR/AR, front-end infrastructure, content creators, streaming services, and video.
  • Susana Chaves (MIRANDA by SAPO / founder BeautyAirlines)
  • Rudolf Peschel (null)
  • V N (Nine Tails)
  • Gian-Marco Spinosa ((DMEXCO, VRDirect, Justwatch, Art))
  • Lucas Nygaard (Hololink)
  • Vittorio Giuseppe Urzì (SEO Tester Online)
  • Hana Novakova (Kontentino)
  • Dr Carmelo Bisognano (SmartClue)
  • Oleksii Danchenko (Stripo.email)
  • Bjoern Bak (Edition Vc )
  • Rolf Illenberger (VRdirect)
  • Maria Tolstykh (Addreality )
  • JUN LIM (IMGIBBLE)
  • Jamie Thomson (VeriArti)
  • Martina Balazova (Kontentino)
  • António Laranjeira (2 Riscos )
  • kyoungik Jang (gdflab)
  • andrea baldini (AR Market )
  • Elin YOON (GDFLab)
  • Paul Martin (null)
  • Ekaterina Butko (Ninetales App)
  • Mohsen Haddad (EasyBroadcast)
  • Ivan Burban (Stripo)
  • Delzar Khalaf (Junts)
  • Giancarlo Sciuto (SEO Tester Online)
  • Sergei Galeev (Addreality.com)
  • Thomas Wacinski (SMART CLUE)
  • Daniel De Witte (Steinweg)
  • Patrizia Di Biasi (AR Market)
  • Douwe Faasen (VeriArti)
  • Alexander Semenov (KORUS Consulting )
  • Michael Kröll (heysite )
  • Marco Angelo Villari (SEO Tester Online)
  • Olga Kravchenko (Musemio)
  • Soufiane Rouibia (null)
  • Henri Pauwels (Tappable)
  • Dmytro Kudrenko (Stripo)
  • Dominic Mueller (heysite GmbH)
  • Hans Pauwels (Overview Technologies (Tappable))
  • Stefan Godly (Junts)
  • Patrick Bartels (heysite GmbH )
  • July Seo (GDFLab)
  • Saad Hannoush (Smart Clue)
  • Alejandro Ortiz Monasterio Acosta (Kontentino)
  • Maxime Eugeni (EasyBroadcast)
  • Charles Pauwels (Tappable)
  • André Miranda (null)
  • Anna Anttila (Hololink)
  • Martin Landén (APPRL)
Startup Showcase 1 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of work, covering topics like remote working, productivity apps, office management, enterprise software, SaaS, and business automation.
  • Frances Schwiep (Two Sigma Ventures)
  • VItor Seabra (MoreApp)
  • Marcin Waluś (Aribo)
  • Cai Von Igel (Alstra Technologies)
  • Arnau Abadal (MoreApp)
  • Vladislav Turiashvili (EQUI)
  • Piotr Gąsiorowski (Aribo)
  • Peter Sodermans (Luxembourg Government - Digital Luxembou)
  • Anna Gąsiorowska (Aribo)
  • Patrik Pasko (Infotech)
  • Samir Kaila (W3DART)
  • Aycim Likos (matched.io GmbH)
  • Pawel Kwiatkowski (ChallengeRocket)
  • Gabriel Fumagalli (LinkApi)
  • Francisca Borges (DocDigitizer.com)
  • Komal Patel (W3Nuts / W3Dart)
  • Vijay Rayudu (Zeva.ai (part of Avenir Group))
  • Jamar Smith (Public Bloc)
  • Matthias Vanhoutteghem (null)
  • Manuela Sayin (matched.io GmbH )
  • Cheryl Ingram (Inclusology )
  • Tigran Vardanyan (Fronty.com)
  • Michal Ukropec (INFOTECH)
  • Vanessa Marques (Taikai )
  • Tomasz Florczak (ChallengeRocket)
  • Kamila Piasecka (ChallengeRocket.com)
  • Bernardo Gándara (JUCE+)
  • Jenny Bertling (Invest Stockholm)
  • James Dryden (Real Links)
  • Larissa Purim (Alstra Technologies)
  • Mirka Gálová (INFOTECH )
  • Peter Jundin (Videolayer)
  • Sam Davies (Real Limks)
  • Ara Gemilyan (Fronty)
  • Nikoloz Mgebrishvili (EQUI)
  • Diogo Ferreira Pinto (Taikai)
  • Cagdas (Charly) Sayin (matched.io)
  • Nilton Constantino (Alstra Technologies)
  • Julien Yee (JUCE)
  • João Fernandes (DocDigitizer)
  • Suresh Kondapureddy (Zeva.ai (part of Avenir Group))
  • Mario Alves (Taikai)
  • ali akil (Public Bloc)
  • Elia Morling (Idea Hunt)
  • Hamzah ibn El-Amin (Public Bloc Inc. )
  • Laura Simas (DocDigitizer)
  • Daniel Krijgsman (Real Links Limited)
  • Thiago Lima (LinkApi)
  • KRISTINA VARDANYAN (Fronty.com)
  • Nevander Holland (Zeva.ai (part of Avenir Group))
Startup Showcase 1 2019-11-06

Startup Showcase

On this brand new stage, expect quickfire presentations where startups will showcase their solutions to the future's biggest challenges. This hour focuses on the future of work, covering topics like remote working, productivity apps, office management, enterprise software, SaaS, and business automation.
  • Frances Schwiep (Two Sigma Ventures)
  • Anton Merlin (NTTRB)
  • Vitaly Zdanevich (Global Marketing Solutions)
  • Manon Langnel (NTTRB)
  • Sophie Smallwood (Roleshare)
  • Alina Vandenberghe (Chili Piper )
  • Damiano D'Amici (Smart Shaped Software)
  • Hélder Loio (Buildtoo/Cityoo)
  • Romain Parel (N2F)
  • Markellos Diorinos (Bryq)
  • Alex Pilguy (Tori)
  • Nicolas Dubouloz (null)
  • James Rees (Ayoa)
  • Ben Beh (www.impressoapp.com)
  • Eduardo Brás (More Than Lawyers)
  • Meriem Chafiqi (growIN Portugal )
  • Henrique Araujo (Bryq)
  • Marco Paolini (Smart Shaped Software)
  • Chris Amato (Carv)
  • Leah Pilguy (Tori)
  • Rita Januário (Buildtoo)
  • Faiza Choudhury (Slync Limited)
  • Omar Adnan (Twihive Digital)
  • Simon Courtois (PDFMonkey )
  • Anas El Arras (GrowIN Portugal)
  • vincent trusgnach (PDFMonkey)
  • Bertrand Muth (N2F)
  • Ross McGee (OpenGenius )
  • Mark Bate (Opengenius Limited)
  • Martin Plouy (GipsyBot)
  • Pedro Reis (buildtoo)
  • Jami Saiful (Slync )
  • Paul Roberts (Nomify)
  • Ahmed Elghareeb (backmarket.com and carv.io)
  • Bilal Ali Kamri (GrowIN Portugal )
  • George Laliashvili (Stack)
  • James Smith (M247)
  • Jack Taylor (Slync )
  • Polly Howden (Roleshare)
  • Ricky Angel (virtual recruitment days)
  • Matthieu de la Fourniere (null)
  • Vitaliy Sichkar (Global Marketing Solutions )
  • Vitaliy Zdanevich (Global Marketing Solutions)
  • Fabiano Izzo (Smart Shaped Software)
  • Lydia Morazzani (Bryq)
  • Rob Fernandes (Virtual Recruitment Technologies Ltd)
  • Dave Smallwood (Roleshare)
  • Andy Goldfinch (Nomify)
  • Soumya Shubhra Ghosh (Twihive Digital)
  • Naomi Lim (www.impressoapp.com )
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Breakout startups

Are these the companies everyone will be talking about in 2020? Dozens of the world’s leading investors think so. Each morning and lunchtime on Centre Stage you’ll get an introduction to some of the world’s most exciting early and growth stage startups. Each of the startups have been hand-selected by some of the world’s most successful investors. You’re in for a treat.
  • Curran McKay (Porter)
  • Daniela Seixas (Tonic App )
  • Elissa Shevinsky (Faster Than Light)
  • Alexey Moiseenkov (Capture Technologies)
  • Chetan Venkatesh (Macrometa Corporation)
  • Dave McGibbon (Passbase)
  • Dario Galbiati Alborghetti (Hundred)
  • Mariano Kostelec (Studentfinance.com)
  • Sarah Sandnes (SafetyWing)
  • Nikki Michelsen (OHNE)
  • Leah Remfry-Peploe (OHNE)
  • Hugh Geiger (Verbz Labs Inc.)
  • Sunil Sharma (Techstars)
  • Casey Lau (RISE)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Building the next great ad empire

One of the most prominent names in the advertising industry outlines his big vision for the industry.
  • Sir Martin Sorrell (S4 Capital)
  • Charlie Warzel (The New York Times)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

The three things every leader should know

How can we inspire the next generation and create a new form of leadership in the digital age? What are the greatest challenges to a modern day leader? The leaders of eToro, Andela , Walmart and Mozilla share their insights.
  • Yoni Assia (eToro)
  • Mitchell Baker (Mozilla)
  • Christina Sass (Andela)
  • Jamie Iannone (Sam's Club, Walmart)
  • Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Designing your brand to disrupt

Meet the leader of one of the worlds leading brands as he provides unique insights into designing a brand that disrupts in 2019.
  • Daniel Grieder (Tommy Hilfiger Global & PVH Europe)
  • Mark Russell (British Vogue)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Is Silicon Valley pivoting to profits?

In the wake of the WeWork story, and as more and more commentators question valuations, are we witnessing a paradigm shift in Silicon Valley?
  • Ravi Viswanathan (New View Capital)
  • Rytis Vitkauskas (Lightspeed Venture Partners)
  • Emil Protalinski (VentureBeat)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

She’s 'The Man': How superstar Becky Lynch came to dominate the WWE

Becky Lynch, the WWE superstar, talks about her route to the top of the wrestling world and the challenges she had to overcome.
  • Becky Lynch (WWE)
  • Emma Paton (Sky Sports)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Cash is dead, what's next to go?

Despite scrutiny and skepticism, fintech disruption is here to stay. It's hard to argue against the value of breaking the old models. With cash and brick and mortars on their way out, fintech leaders give their vision for the next big change.
  • Nikolay Storonsky (Revolut)
  • Zach Perret (Plaid)
  • Anne Boden (Starling Bank)
  • Felix Salmon (Axios)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

PITCH final

The finalists of the greatest startup competition in the world take to Centre Stage to battle it out for the title of 2019 PITCH champion.
  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
  • Bradley Twohig (Lightspeed Venture Partners)
  • Maria Hahn (Nutrix )
  • Kate Boyle (Banjo Robinson)
  • Gregory Geny (BeRightBack)
  • Casey Lau (RISE)
  • Tony Zappala (Highland Europe)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Breakout startups

  • Maria Raga (Depop)
  • Lisa Alderson (Genome Medical, Inc.)
  • Susan Kuo (Singular)
  • Jean-Stéphane Arcis (Talent Soft)
  • Dominic Williams (DFINITY)
  • André Penha (QuintoAndar)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Welcome to the future of mobile robots

A pioneering company at the cutting edge of robotics showcases its vision for the future of robotic technology that interacts with the world.
  • Marc Raibert (Boston Dynamics)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Breaking up big tech

The question of regulating big tech by breaking up its superpowers is on the political agenda worldwide. Come, listen and make up your own mind.
  • Kumi Naidoo (Amnesty International)
  • Věra Jourová (European Commission)
  • Mark Di Stefano (BuzzFeed)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Starting a revolution: the next wave of tech giants

Who are the up and coming tech companies that are making VCs, tech media, and customers stand up and take notice?
  • Josh Luber (StockX)
  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
  • Henrique Dubugras (Brex)
  • Jonathan Weber (Reuters News)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Abandon your black mirror: Conquering tech addiction

Endless scrolling, constant texting, and living our lives staring at phones. These are some of the signs of tech addiction. So much of modern life is spent gazing at that black mirror. In this session we hear from two leading proponents of getting people off their phones and out into the real world.
  • Justin McLeod (Hinge)
  • Dame Til Wykes (Kings College London)
  • Katie Collins (CNET)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Perspective from The White House

Hear from President Trump’s top technology policy advisor and CTO of the United States, Michael Kratsios.
  • Michael Kratsios (The White House)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Music in 2030

Is technology changing the music industry faster than we ever could have imagined?
  • Christopher Leacock (Jillionaire LLC)
  • Jean-Michel Jarre (Jean-Michel Jarre)
  • Damian Bradfield (WeTransfer)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

PITCH Winner revealed

The winner of Web Summit's 2019 PITCH competition is revealed.
  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
  • Pedro Miranda (Siemens Portugal)
  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

In conversation with Margrethe Vestager

Hear from the gatekeeper for the future of technology who has taken on Apple, Amazon and Google, and won, and is only getting started.
  • Margrethe Vestager (European Commission)
  • Laurie Segall (Dot Dot Dot Media)
Centre Stage 2019-11-07

Web Summit Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of Web Summit 2019
  • Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (Portugal)
  • Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Cynthia Johnson (Bell + Ivy)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

The marketeer making burgers king

What if marketers treated creativity as a competitive advantage? What results would brands be able to achieve? As the relationship between brands and people evolves, fuelled by rapidly changing technology, it's easy to confuse what's here to stay and what's just noise. Burger King's marketing mastermind shares lessons from the campaign frontlines.
  • Fernando Machado (Burger King)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Everything you've always wanted to know about marketing but were afraid to ask

our top advertising and marketing experts look ahead to 2020
  • Fernando Machado (Burger King)
  • Jane Wakely (Mars, Incorporated)
  • Sir Martin Sorrell (S4 Capital)
  • Hadas Gold (CNN)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Purpose and innovation: Rethinking how we do business

Our time is precious. Success is no longer measured by pure profit alone and traditional marketing won’t cut it. Time to rethink how we do business.
  • Brian Whipple  (Accenture Interactive)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Branding the East-West divide

The world has never been more connected. E-commerce, instant messaging and the free market mean we should all have access to the same goods and services. And yet, there remains a disconnect between what resonates in the East and West. How can a company make it in both markets? What are the secrets to successfully bridging the divide?
  • Martin Brandenburg (DJI)
  • Holly Zheng (BlueFocus International)
  • Paul Michelman (MIT Sloan Management Review)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Diageo, data, and the consumer experience

Diageo is undertaking a programme to create cultural behavioural change in the way its marketers approach their roles. The role of data and analytics has been enhanced in decision-making.
  • Ben Sutherland (Diageo)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Noel Toolan (Marketing Change Agent)
  • Natalie Monbiot (eklektik)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

The mobile marketing trends you need to know about in 2020

When it comes to mobile technology, you have to stay ahead of the curve. This talk explores the mobile marketing landscape and the key trends you need to know.
  • Mada Seghete (Branch)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Predicting the future of brand design

Despite cultural, political and technological change, one thing remains constant: Companies will keep trying to sell you stuff, and they’ll keep coming up with new ways to do it. Let's hear what the experts think of where the industry is going.
  • Dan Gardner (Code and Theory)
  • Amy Buckner Chowdhry (AnswerLab)
  • Tim Kobe (Eight Inc)
  • Marty Swant (Forbes)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Beyond diversity: Making tech truly inclusive

It's a well known fact that the tech industry has problems with diversity. For a long time this was understood to mean getting more women involved. Good work has been done in addressing this but is it time to broaden our understanding of what we mean by diversity?
  • Andrew O' Dell (Pereira & O'Dell)
  • Belinda Smith (Electronic Arts)
  • Leah Hunter (Fast Company, Forbes, O’Reilly)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Being a brand disruptor and proud

To be a disruptor is to be either a troublemaker or an agent of change and renewal. It all depends on your perspective. Let's take a look at what it takes to ruffle the feathers of the advertising establishment.
  • Anthemos Georgiades (Zumper)
  • Rafael Museri (Selina)
  • Katie Deighton (The Drum)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

Protecting the Lion's Share

Animals star in nearly 20% of all ads. Unfortunately, a full 90% of the most popular animals that appear in advertising are either endangered or on their way there. Mars Inc has partnered with the UN to try protect our wildlife.
  • Jane Wakely (Mars, Incorporated)
PandaConf 2019-11-07

How to win brands and influence people

Brands are turning to influencers in droves. It seems like the sky's the limit for this burgeoning market. Want to see how these master marketers work their magic?
  • Charl Bassil (Absolut)
  • Ben Jeffries (Influencer.com)
  • Caspar Lee (Influencer.com)
  • Rachel Waller (Burberry)
  • Dima Khatib (AJ+)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Jim Prior (Superunion)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Content moderation: A Google perspective

Hear from Google’s global head of product policy and content moderation about the policies governing the types of content that can be shared or hosted on Google’s various platforms. This includes content creators, advertisers, publishers, and developers.
  • David Graff (Google)
  • Jonathan Weber (Reuters News)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Cashing in on the news

Are international news channels making money? In this talk we ask if there’s a business model for international news channels today; where are the growth areas for commercial outlets; and how can they level the playing field between them and state funded broadcasters. Hear Euronews CEO Michael Peters discuss the challenges and opportunities commercial news outlets face in 2019.
  • Michael Peters (Euronews)
  • Rebecca Stewart (TheDrum)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Is there a future for TV?

This panel discussion looks at the shifting television landscape and the challenges facing the medium in 2019.
  • Patrick Holland (BBC TWO)
  • Juliet Mann (CGTN)
  • Ania Poullain-Majchrzak (Reuters Television)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

The power of influence

Is the era of the influencer coming to an end or are we more in thrall with the lives of social media stars than ever before? In this talk find out from two people on the front line of online media content what the future looks like for social.
  • Caspar Lee (Influencer.com)
  • Ben Jeffries (Influencer.com)
  • Ali Aydin (Euronews)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Esports: Winning is just the beginning

Most people have become aware of the stratospheric growth in esports. Underlying the hype of gaming competition is a cultural sea change that represents how millennials and Gen Z consume and engage with content. This talk will explore how esports, and more broadly gaming, are defying audience convention and reshaping entertainment.
  • Bruce Stein (aXiomatic)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Opening Remarks

  • Cynthia Johnson (Bell + Ivy)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Branding content: How to do it right

Branding and content can be uneasy bedfellows. In this talk find out how to deliver effective branded content with humour, subtlety and finesse.
  • Fernando Machado (Burger King)
  • Sairah Ashman (Wolff Olins)
  • David Fischer (HighSnobiety)
  • Lindsey Turrentine (CBS Interactive)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Fuelling the esports phenomenon

From Seoul to the USA, esports have taken over the world. From international live competitions, training camps, and in-game advertising, the business opportunity expands far beyond those who work in gaming. Whether you work in music, marketing, or social media, you should be paying attention to esports. Find out how to tap this new channel and connect with a global audience.
  • Bono Huis (McLaren)
  • Gavin Poole (Here East)
  • Rachel Gowers (Digital Institute London )
  • Dave Thier (Forbes)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Entertainment 2030

This panel will look at the future of entertainment from gaming and VR to film and music. Find out where new innovations will take us from three industry leaders.
  • Tommy Palm (Resolution Games )
  • Eugene Chung (Penrose Studios)
  • José Woldring (The Media Nanny)
  • Liam Proud (Reuters Breakingviews)
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Content IP and how to leverage

How can content creators, platforms and broadcasters create new markets and revenue streams from leveraging their IP?
  • Wim Ponnet (Endemol Shine Group )
ContentMakers 2019-11-07

Creating new worlds: Technology, innovation and storytelling

Today’s unprecedented rate of technological development is opening new worlds in moviemaking. We can now bring far off galaxies to a soundstage near you, in real-time, leveraging technology to tell compelling stories in new and interesting ways. An Oscar® nominated content creator from Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio will pull back the curtain on technology and techniques that are changing the way filmmakers tell their stories.
  • Mohen Leo (Lucasfilm)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Andrew Chakhoyan (Strategic Narrative Consulting)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Ending corruption by exposing the truth

Corruption thrives only in darkness and shadows. Exposing corrupt actors to the cold light of day renders them powerless. This session will show how we can expose the truth and protect the vulnerable.
  • Juan Branco (Wikileaks)
  • Ryan Broderick (Buzzfeed News)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Financing the future of philanthropy

Often the biggest challenge for an innovative charity is finding funding. The UBS Optimus foundation has developed an innovative funding structure, called a Development Impact Bond, designed to provide charities with the funding needed to allow them to grow. Here we will hear from the CEO of the foundation about these DIBs and from the leader of one of the charities that benefitted.
  • Phyllis Costanza (UBS Optimus Foundation)
  • Aditya Natraj (Kaivalya Education Foundation)
  • Felix Salmon (Axios)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

How much tax is just right?

If you think that the hardest thing to understand is income tax then you are in good company - Albert Einstein's. If you would like to better understand tax then you should come to this session where you will hear from some of the world's authorities on just how much tax is right.
  • Pascal Saint-Amans (OECD)
  • Jane McCormick (KPMG)
  • Ryan Broderick (Buzzfeed News)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Is there a future for work?

The way we work is being transformed by technology. From how we find work to the nature of the work we are doing - technology has reshaped the fundamentals of the economy. In this session we bring together three experts to discuss the changes technology is bringing to our work day.
  • Daniel Yanisse (Checkr)
  • Oisin Hanrahan (Handy, ANGI Homeservices)
  • Chelsea Rustrum (It's a Shareable Life)
  • Kimberly Weisul (Inc.)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

The future of science is already here

Science is constantly progressing and moving forward. In this session we hear from three of the world's brightest young minds about their cutting edge research and how it is changing the world. The future of science is in very safe hands.
  • Liam Hinzman (The Knowledge Society)
  • Isabella Grandic (The Knowledge Society)
  • Brianna Gopaul (The Knowledge Society)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Orla Canavan (510, The Netherlands Red Cross)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

From the ballot box to blockchain

Free and fair elections are crucial for a functioning democracy. The use of technology to make voting easier for all isn't without risk - voting machines and election websites can be hacked and votes manipulated. This panel will explore how technology can be used to improve democracy and to protect against the pitfalls.
  • Sheila Nix (Tusk Philanthropies)
  • Andre Mcgregor (ShiftState Security)
  • Silvia Caparros (Scytl)
  • Donie O'Sullivan (CNN )
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Battling for the better angels of our nature

Combatting inequality, climate change, and political polarisation are some of central battles of our time. In this session, the head of Amnesty International, Kumi, will explore what we are doing to fight them and what more we must do if we are to save our better angels.
  • Kumi Naidoo (Amnesty International)
  • Tshepo Mokoena (VICE)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Are data rights human rights?

Human rights are a key component of our modern international order. However, the world has changed dramatically since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948. Our personal data has never been more vulnerable. In this session we will discuss whether the human rights regime needs to be updated to account for these changes and to better protect our data.
  • Regan Ralph (Fund for Global Human Rights)
  • Michael O'Flaherty (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights)
  • Arthur Hu (Lenovo)
  • Rani Molla (Recode)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Can technology revitalise democracy?

Although digital technology and in particular social media is often seen as a driver of the current crisis of liberal democracy, it may also be part of the solution. Around the world, citizens have used digital technology to experiment with new forms of communication and mobilization and parties and governments have used digital technology to involve citizens.
  • Sheila Nix (Tusk Philanthropies)
  • Ayman Hariri (VERO)
  • Carlos Moedas (European Commision)
  • Hans Kundnani (Chatham House)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Closing the digital divide: the power of tech to drive change in the world

As millions of people access mobile and internet for the first time, there is an unprecedented opportunity to connect them to the information and services they need to thrive. Realising the potential of internet access is no easy feat, especially in developing economies. On this panel we hear from three innovators, across government, development and industry, on pioneering mobile technology that is driving change in the world.
  • Maya Horgan Famodu (Ingressive)
  • Jonathan McKay (Girl Effect)
  • Sebastien Codeville (KaiOS Technologies)
  • Katica Roy (Pipeline Equity)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Putting the "justice" in criminal justice reform

Increasing prison populations, a growth in recidivism, and the explosion of private prisons have all contributed to the crisis in criminal justice, especially in the US. This panel will attempt to figure out how we can make the system fair again and put the justice back into criminal justice.
  • Daniel Yanisse (Checkr)
  • Julia Salasky (Legl)
  • James Ball (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Can you manufacture dissent?

Fomenting dissent in non-democratic countries is never easy. Helping citizens living under authoritarian governments to seize control is both difficult and fraught with diplomatic challenges. In this session we will hear from a world leading expert in promoting anti-authoritarian movements about why he thinks Europe isn't playing this particular game, and the role the United States government is playing.
  • Michael Pillsbury (Hudson Institute)
  • Ryan Broderick (Buzzfeed News)
Future Societies 2019-11-07

Promoting democratic values online

Social media is often seen as a double edged sword - it can help to promote democratic values, giving everyone a voice, or it can undermine our democratic structures, unleashing the worst within our societies. In this session we will hear from Vera Jourova, the incoming European Commissioner responsible for protecting democratic values across the entire continent.
  • Věra Jourová (European Commission)
  • Sam Schechner (The Wall Street Journal)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

opening remarks
  • João Azevedo Coutinho (Via Verde)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

What is driving innovation?

Millennials don't want to buy cars anymore, let alone drive themselves. So just what do millennials want when it comes to transportation?
  • Teemu Moisala (Futurice)
  • Alain Visser (Lynk & Co)
  • Felix Leuschner (Drover)
  • Jim Motavalli (The New York Times)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

The future of mobility is bigger than cars: disruption is coming to city transport

The IoT will revolutionize urban transport and enable cities to reconfigure their transport networks to prioritize personal mobility. Autonomous cars will be one of many choices in a smart, integrated multi-modal system.
  • Sabrina Soussan (Siemens Mobility)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

The promise of personal robots is closer than you think

Personal robots promise to bring utility, affording time for more meaningful activities as well as companionship. Over the next ten years, we’ll see robots transform both our business and home, as they take on useful tasks. In this fireside chat, Misty Robotics Founder and former Sphero Co-Founder Ian Bernstein will explore how multipurpose robots will become an integral part of our daily lives and what it will take to get there.
  • Ian Bernstein (Misty Robotics)
  • Tim Bradshaw (Financial Times)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

Why redefining cars isn't enough

We've seen the plans and watched the machines in motion, but do we need to redefine the role of the driver? In this fireside Andreas Schaff of Byton will discuss the future of driving from a different angle.
  • Andreas Schaaf (Byton)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

No driver, no problem

Self-driving cars aren't just going to revolutionise the consumer market — they're going to redefine how we commute... and race! In this panel, we'll discuss the self-driving future as we speed into it.
  • Lucas Di Grassi (Roborace)
  • Bryn Balcombe (Roborace)
  • Avinash Rugoobur (Arrival)
  • Jim Motavalli (The New York Times)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

Burn the maps: Re-inventing navigation... again

Is there anything left to innovate in the field of maps and navigation? What are future directions in the age of electric and autonomous driving? If you're feeling lost, don't worry. We know the way.
  • Risto Vahtra (High Mobility)
  • Gideon van Dijk (Chargetrip)
  • Jan Feiling (Porsche)
  • Steve Ranger (ZDNet)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

Helping robots to make smarter decisions

How can we train our robots to make the right call every time? Are they as smart as we once thought?
  • Patrick Sobalvarro (VEO Robotics)
  • Eamonn Carey (Techstars)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

The post-digital era is upon us

For more than a decade, Accenture has released our groundbreaking annual Technology Vision report, highlighting the tech trends that will have the greatest impact on large enterprises in the next three to five years. At Web Summit, Yves Bernaert will present the Accenture Technology Vision 2019: The Post-Digital Era is Upon Us, through Extended Reality.
  • Yves Bernaert (Accenture)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

The middle mile - breaking american car culture

Is the way that we commute completely broken? If so, how do we fix it? In this keynote, we’ll be examining how the last part of your journey can impact the greater commute for everyone.
  • Frank Reig (Revel)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

Looking at the new face of hypercars

Supercars are cool- hypercars are cooler. In this presentation, we'll be looking at Rimac's new cars, and their new partnership with Porsche.
  • Tim Richardson (Rimac Automobili)
  • Stefan Weber (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

Beyond the hype: Why everything you hear about technology is wrong

In the IT world, we tend to get pretty excited by the latest thing — think Agile, AI, blockchain. But when it comes down to it, technology alone won’t save your business. Success is about focusing on outcomes and matching them with the right technology.
  • Arthur Hu (Lenovo)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

The auto industry's diversity problem

Every executive board in the auto industry is dominated by men. Why hasn't that changed yet?
  • Michelle Fang (Turo)
  • Jared Lindzon (Fast Company, Globe and Mail, Fortune, the Guardian & More)
Auto/Tech & TalkRobot 2019-11-07

Learn to win

DJI presents a ground-breaking educational robot that helps to understand science, programming and more through captivating gameplay modes and intelligent features.
  • Martin Brandenburg (DJI)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Anna Scally (KPMG)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Starling's story: Challenging the challengers

Starling Bank are not fazed by the competitive fintech market. Should they be? As challenger banks and payment platforms begin to crop up everywhere, is it still possible to be a one-bank-fits all?
  • Anne Boden (Starling Bank)
  • Oscar Williams-Grut (Yahoo Finance UK)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Innovating financial giants

It's the age-old question for age-old institutions. How on earth do we keep up? Innovation and marketing have become key components in keeping competition alive between established financial institutions and challenger fintechs - but as consumers become more comfortable with tech solutions, will it be enough?
  • Claire Calmejane (Societe Generale)
  • Sean Ringsted (Chubb)
  • Tunde Kehinde (Lidya)
  • Gerhard Elfers (Deutsche Welle)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Do fintechs care about your financial health?

This panel will bring together two consumer-focused fintech companies whose goals stretch beyond profit. However, can the purusit of individuial financial health ever align with the aims of new fintech startups?
  • Yoni Assia (eToro)
  • Elnor Rozenrot (CreditStacks)
  • Matthieu Favas (The Economist)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Can you really trust your bank?

You can have the most adapted solutions, groundbreaking AI and fastest UX in the world, but one data breach will send the most established institutions into a tailspin. As tech-savvy millenials become the target demographic, how can banks gain their trust?
  • Jacqueline Molnar (Western Union)
  • Carolina Abenante (NYIAX)
  • Marco Peereboom (Decred)
  • Natalia Drozdiak (Bloomberg)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Everybody loves a challenger (bank)

Silicon Valley darling Brex have become the reference point for successful credit card startups. Join their founder in conversation about the changing banking landscape, future challenges in fintech and which startups he thinks will rise to the occasion.
  • Henrique Dubugras (Brex)
  • Peter Thal Larsen (Reuters Breakingviews)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Borders, Brexit and the future of finance

How will Brexit impact financial markets? Come and listen to two key players in the game debate and discuss the impact of Brexit on borderless transactions, the tenuous future of new fintechs in London and how this will affect the global economy.
  • James Ball (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
  • Christoph Rieche (iwoca)
  • Philip Crowther (Associated Press)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Roberto Hergueta (everis)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

What's next in fintech? Investors show their hands

Investors have long kept their cards close to their chests when it comes to fintech. However, as unicorns begin to crop up globally, we have gathered three top financial investors to share their insights and predictions.
  • Andrei Brasoveanu (Accel)
  • Tara Reeves (OMERS Ventures)
  • Jeff Pulver (Skrumble)
  • Matthieu Favas (The Economist)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

The giants of e-commerce, in conversation

Who is winning in the battle for retail dominance? This panel will bring together the two biggest marketplaces in the world to discuss the fate of ecommerce.
  • Werner Vogels (Amazon)
  • Alyssa Cutright (eBay)
  • Felix Holtermann (Handelsblatt)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

A manifesto for a more generous world

The pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity. It also established an implicit belief that the rational choice in any decision is whichever option makes the most money. Join the founder of Kickstarter as he shares how we can refocus our energies to build a society that’s generous, fair, and ready for the future.
  • Yancey Strickler (Kickstarter)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Adapting crypto for the real world

The rapid mountain climb of crypto's value has reestablished trust in its longevity. However, the current atmosphere still remains - adapt or die. In this conversation, we ask four experts: how can real-world adaptations benefit cryptocurrency?
  • Olga Feldmeier (SMART VALOR)
  • Gin Chao (Binance)
  • Leemon Baird (Hedera Hashgraph)
  • Anne Gaviola (VICE Canada)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

The democratisation of banking

Savings and investments have now become anyone's game. Raisin co-founder, Tamaz, will discuss how online marketplaces represent a new era of equal opportunity in finance.
  • Tamaz Georgadze (Raisin)
  • Callum Burroughs (Business Insider)
MoneyConf 2019-11-07

Revolutionising stock: Fintech's role in the market

What do sneakers and debit cards have in common? Both have provided these two founders an opportunity to adapt the stock market to match their latest consumer needs. The founders of StockX and Revolut will be onstage discussing how they have reshaped the unpredictable world of stocks to suit their business.
  • Nikolay Storonsky (Revolut)
  • Josh Luber (StockX)
  • Elizabeth Schulze (CNBC)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

Next year 40% of consumers will be Gen Z. But do you know how to engage them? Anastasia gives an overview and shares practical tips, using music merch as an example of how artists and creators can reinvent their online strategy and income.
  • Anastasia Markova (Artmont)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Will the machines eat us all?

This talk is an AI toolkit for surviving the robot apocalypse. Chris will discuss the developments that have led up to where we are today, the current state of AI tools in the creative space, and speculate as to where we're headed in the future.
  • Christopher Leacock (Jillionaire LLC)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Every brand needs a music POV

In a world where everyone has a taste in music, every brand should have a music point of view. But which one? How do you position your brand in a wide cultural landscape? With insights, data and creative ideas, that’s how. In this talk learn how brands define their own personal music space and more.
  • Olivier Robert-Murphy (Universal Music Group)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Lighting up your brain: Music learning for everyone

  • Roland Lamb (ROLI)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Live music: Getting fans out more

With the advent of streaming and its impact on record sales, live music has never been more important. In this session we take a look at the live music scene and ask what the future could look like. Come find out about the next generation of live music shows and learn how a combination of tout-beating digital tech and smart event recommendation is making the live music industry fairer for all.
  • Phil Hutcheon (DICE)
  • Gabrielle Jenks (Manchester International Festival (MIF))
  • Kieran Yates (BBC)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Music Innovation Prize 2019

This year at Web Summit, we’re introducing a new competition on our MusicNotes stage. Five cutting-edge music startups will showcase their company live onstage in front of a panel of industry heavyweights, influential investors, and big-name artists. The winner will be awarded the first-ever Music Innovation Prize.
  • Graham Tull (PEEX)
  • George Wright (Vochlea)
  • Phil Briot (0W1 audio)
  • Karén Chiftalaryan (Show4Me)
  • Nuno Fonseca (Sound Particles)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Jane Gideon (Incendio International)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Welcome to Planet Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre is a French composer, performer, record producer and electronic music pioneer. He has sold an estimated 80 million albums worldwide. In this wide ranging fireside we look at his career to-date and get his thoughts on how new technology such as AI and VR can benefit artists creatively and bring digital communities together.
  • Jean-Michel Jarre (Jean-Michel Jarre)
  • Rob Schwartz (Billboard)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Balancing culture and commerce

Legendary DJ and producer Gilles Peterson, sits across from Damian Bradfield, WeTransfer's CCO, for this insightful exchange between two entrepreneurs that work across tech, music and media. In this talk we’ll learn how to balance culture and commerce, and how to build successful long term relationships.
  • Gilles Peterson (BBC)
  • Damian Bradfield (WeTransfer)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

How to solve our human problems

In this talk, Stuart — indie maverick and lead singer for Belle and Sebastian — will discuss new projects, the creative process, live shows, film, writing and the evolving role of the musical artist in 2019. Stuart will be joined on stage by the inspirational driving force behind the creative services department at Red Light Management, Laura Taylor.
  • Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian)
  • Laura Taylor (Red Light Management)
  • Mark Savage (BBC/British Broadcasting Corporation)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Abbey Road: From yesterday to tomorrow never knows

The studio that invented stereo and countless pioneering advances in recording technology, continues to innovate with its music tech incubator Abbey Road Red. Discover what the future might hold with Red founder and Studios' Managing Director, Isabel Garvey.
  • Isabel Garvey (Abbey Road Studios)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Making innovation instrumental

CEO of Fender, Andy discusses how Fender – now in its 74th year as a world-leading guitar manufacturer - is appealing to digitally-savvy millennial consumers by innovating in both software and hardware and connecting both to drive industry and company growth.
  • Andy Mooney (Fender)
MusicNotes 2019-11-07

Music 2030: What the future holds

This panel is a state of the nation discussion on where music is - and where it is going. What has been the impact of streaming services, digital publishing, AI and machine learning so far, and where will it take the music industry in the future?
  • Roland Lamb (ROLI)
  • Pieter Van Rijn (FUGA)
  • Gigi Johnson (UCLA Center for Music Innovation)
  • Eamonn Forde (Music Ally / The Guardian)
Modum 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Lais de Oliveira (Startup Genome)
Modum 2019-11-07

Building an anti-brand: The evolution of visual culture

The rise of the "anti-brand" among Millennial and Gen-Z consumers has plagued traditional fashion marketing. Our three panelists are pioneers in pushing the boundaries of modern visual culture. Today, we ask them: how do you sell to the savviest generation yet?
  • Rankin 💥 (RANKIN)
  • Greg Lutze (VSCO)
  • Kenneth Richard (The Impression)
  • Natalie Salmon (Harper's Bazaar)
Modum 2019-11-07

Will tech be the downfall of luxury?

What happens when luxury is available to everyone? Is it even luxury anymore? This panel will tackle the changing nature of luxury as fashion becomes recyclable and brick-and-mortar stores lose their exclusive status.
  • Josh Luber (StockX)
  • Josh Builder (Rent the Runway)
  • Maghan McDowell (Vogue Business)
Modum 2019-11-07

Fashiontech: Transforming a timeless brand

Tommy Hilfiger have turned their iconic red and blue brand into a fully formed digital entity. From VR fashion shows to partnerships with the world's most up-and-coming fashion names, come hear CEO Daniel Grieder share what's next for PVH and Tommy Hilfiger.
  • Daniel Grieder (Tommy Hilfiger Global & PVH Europe)
Modum 2019-11-07

Robotics... but make it fashion

We're stepping into a world of AR beauty, VR fashion shows and smart clothing. This panel will help you realise the potential of big tech and robotics to change the fashion industry for good.
  • Lisa Lang (ElektroCouture & ThePowerHouse)
  • Amber Jae Slooten (The Fabricant)
  • Mark Russell (British Vogue)
Modum 2019-11-07

What's in store for retail? The era of experience

Our next panel recognise the importance of tangible experiences. Join them as they discuss how human connections and memorable moments may just be the key to saving traditional retail.
  • Annia Spiliopoulos (Links of London)
  • Annastasia Seebohm (Quintessentially)
  • Alex Deane (FTI Consulting Strategic Communications)
Modum 2019-11-07

Democratising influencer marketing

The panel will discuss the shift from what’s now known as the traditional influencer marketing space to the new wave of social commerce.
  • Rachel Waller (Burberry)
  • Bonnie Takhar (LetsBab)
  • John Kinder (Saatchi)
  • Brita Fernandez Schmidt (Women for Women International - UK)
  • Natalie Salmon (Harper's Bazaar)
Modum 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Susana Chaves (MIRANDA by SAPO / founder BeautyAirlines)
Modum 2019-11-07

Fashion, way beyond next season

A sprawling consumer demographic and speedy output would normally set off alarm bells for eco-warriors everywhere. With H&M, that's not the case. Join Anna Gedda, Chief Sustainability Officer, as she discusses the prioritisation of circularity and transparency during the most crucial environmental crisis of all time.
  • Anna Gedda (H&M)
Modum 2019-11-07

Sustainability: A moment, or a movement?

Sure, we all love a tote bag, and sustainable sneakers have become celebrity must-haves. However, fashion and beauty remain some of the most wasteful industries in the world. How can brands use tech to move beyond the sustainability "moment" and make a real difference?
  • Katrin Ley (Fashion for Good)
  • Charlotte Nisbet (Lush)
  • Simon Beckerman (Depop)
  • Mark Russell (British Vogue)
Modum 2019-11-07

(Lab-grown) diamonds are a brand's best friend

The development of lab-grown diamonds has been transformative for the jewelry industry. In this panel, Sally Morrison, CMO of Lightbox Jewelry and Rosemarie Ryan, Co-CEO of Co: Collective will discuss how a disruptive product can serve as a jumping off point to build not only a disruptive brand but an entirely new market.
  • Rosemarie Ryan (Co:Collective)
  • Sally Morrison (Lightbox Jewelry)
  • Joana Petiz (Dinheiro Vivo)
Modum 2019-11-07

Turning legacy brands into digital innovators

Kering is an unrivalled behemoth in the world of luxury. Join its Chief Digital Officer as he discusses how Kering's fashion luxury brands are competing with tech-focused fashion startups, and how tech and digital are enabling consumer engagement.
  • Grégory Boutté (Kering)
  • Maghan McDowell (Vogue Business)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Bas Wouterse (Telm)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Chasing clouds: An immigrant story

Are you interested in hearing about how smaller industry players can compete against cloud giants? Join this session to hear the story of relentless passion of two brothers and their love for cloud infrastructure.
  • Ben Uretsky (DigitalOcean)
  • Moisey Uretskey (DigitalOcean)
  • Andrei Brasoveanu (Accel)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

The future of privacy-by-default

Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScipt and the CEO of Brave, will share how you can start controlling how much of your online activities are tracked and recorded.
  • Brendan Eich (Brave)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

How to win over a developer

The first step for many technology startups is to build a product with the right fit in the market. But what happens when your target customers are developers? Christina Saas, the co-founder of Andela, in conversation with Rob Pegoraro of Yahoo! Finance, discusses why developers need a lot more than just a great product and how to get them on board.
  • Christina Sass (Andela)
  • Rob Pegoraro (Yahoo Finance, USA Today, etc. )
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Keeping open source open

Should we keep open source open? The benefits of doing so far outweigh the cons. Allowing developers from all backgrounds and training practices to review and modify code means that it is constantly being improved. Consequently, this allows the entirety of the industry to benefit from innovation, better security and healthy competition. It also gives developers greater mobility.
  • Katharina Borchert (Mozilla)
  • Rashmi Gopinath (M12)
  • John Rampton (Entrepreneur Magazine)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

How to build and scale products for and with users

In this talk, Reddit’s CTO and Founding Engineer, Chris Slowe, will share the process and philosophy of Reddit’s product development, reflect on the importance of community’s feedback and offer advice from designing hand-in-hand with arguably the internet’s most vocal, opinionated users.
  • Chris Slowe (Reddit)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Evolutionary architecture and governance: What's the future like?

The techniques of evolutionary architecture provide a mechanism for automating many of the governance activities performed by Enterprise Architects, and not just at the scale of static code analysis. This talk describes some of these approaches and the tools used, including discussions around communicating standards and handling exceptions. We will then examine what governance can look like as techniques in AI and ML continue to advance.
  • Rebecca Parsons (ThoughtWorks)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Advancing privacy for users at Google and across the industry

In this talk, discover some of Google’s privacy-enhancing engineering efforts and what we learned along the way. This session will explore how recent technological advancements have advanced the state of the art and open new possibilities for privacy by design. Learn how to think outside the box and hear about best practices for your industry with privacy by default built-in.
  • Stephan Micklitz (Google)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Yamilette Cano (Louder)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Riding a quantum computing wave

Innovation in quantum computing technology and increased cloud access have enabled a new era of quantum application development. D-Wave customers have built over 150 early quantum applications to date, with use cases in fields ranging from automotive to finance to manufacturing. Practical quantum computing is not as far off as many think, and we're starting to see quantum pioneers emerge in a number of industries.
  • Vern Brownell (D-Wave Systems)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Living on the edge: The future of edge computing

Tyler McMullen, CTO of Fastly, will share what it really means to be “at the edge”, and where the field of edge computing is going. He’ll discuss current use cases and future opportunities for leveraging the edge for new application logic, including how enterprises can accomplish speed and safety using multi-tenancy and isolation.
  • Tyler McMullen (Fastly)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

The life and times of a modern CTO

A panel of CTOs from large enterprise, unicorn and fast growing tech startup discuss the evolution of the CTO role, the need for innovation and how to adapt and capitalise on emerging technology trends.
  • Ilan Twig (TripActions)
  • Christine Spang (Nylas)
  • Julie Bort (Business Insider)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

Is DevOps still relevant in a cloud-native world?

Has DevOps become outdated with the increasing trend towards abstracting away infrastructure into platforms? Let's hear what our panel of expetrs think.
  • Andi Mann (Splunk)
  • Rebecca Parsons (ThoughtWorks)
  • Paul Dolan (Vectra AI)
FullSTK 2019-11-07

The internet computer: Reinvent the internet using superpowered software

In the near future, breakthroughs in distributed computing and cryptography will allow developers to reinvent the internet with a new breed of tamperproof open internet services. Promising to reverse Big Tech’s monopolisation of the internet, they will also fundamentally accelerate the world's transition to Web 3.0.
  • Dominic Williams (DFINITY)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

Muse headband creator Ariel Garten leads a morning meditation before HealthConf's first talk.
  • Ariel Garten (Muse the Brain Sensing Headband )
HealthConf 2019-11-07

AI = Easier access to healthcare?

Critics say tech only serves those already on the grid; the rich, the connected, the Western. But from rural China, to remotest Africa, our expert speakers say AI is making healthcare easier to access by the day, no matter who, no matter where.
  • Constance Lehman (Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Dr Marco Huesch (Ping An Global Voyager Fund)
  • Paul Nuki (The Daily Telegraph)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

A disease free world, for everyone?

Will we ever have a disease free world and would we / should we even want one? This session explores the role of technology in the democratisation of healthcare, from access and equality, to editing and ethics.
  • Trevor Martin (Mammoth Biosciences)
  • Amir Barsoum (Vezeeta)
  • Alex Deane (FTI Consulting Strategic Communications)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Health in space: The final frontier

From prehistoric caves to martian colonies, how has human health and behaviour evolved, to make us the most successful species on the planet? And what will happen to human health in space?
  • Scott Solomon (Rice University)
  • Marianne Brandon (Wellminds Wellbodies LLC)
  • Ian Robertson (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Paul Nuki (The Daily Telegraph)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

All meat, no meat, are we really what we eat?

Some say all meat, some say no meat. Our experts share the data, the research, the patient perspective and potentially, the cure. Come and hear the latest debates surrounding diet, health and tech.
  • Steven Gundry (The Plant Paradox, The Longevity Paradox & More)
  • Mikhaila Peterson (The Lion Diet, Inc.)
  • Saeju Jeong (Noom)
  • Alyssa Newcomb (NBC News & Fortune)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Pocket power: The device revolution

Smaller in size and greater in capacity, AI-enabled devices are revolutionising healthcare. An MIT researcher turned healthtech founder showcases what hardware and software can do for wellbeing.
  • Nevada Sanchez (Butterfly Network)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

Delos CTO, Jim, briefs you on HealthConf content so far and what's to come for the afternoon.
  • Jim Hunter (Delos)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Class A potential: The case for psychedelics

Would you donate the details of your psychedelic experiences to science? We meet the software architect commissioned by Imperial College London scientists to build the world's first Psychedelic Search Engine and app, in the name of improving our understanding of the drugs, the data and the depths of their full potential.
  • Kenneth Jønck (Psychedelic Survey)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Health, home, and happiness

Happy brain, happy body. Happy heart, happy home. Right? The more we chase progress, social media ideals and always-on engagement, the further it seems to take us from the one thing we all desperately want – a little peace of mind. This session gathers world experts in wellness to ask: is there a definitive path to wellbeing, and is tech the right road there?
  • Dame Til Wykes (Kings College London)
  • Daniel Sobhani (Freeletics)
  • Alexandra Zatarain (Eight Sleep)
  • Alyssa Newcomb (NBC News & Fortune)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

With great AI comes great responsibility

One of the most crucial issues of our time, the ethical use of AI in medicine tackled by two leading experts in the field of drug discovery and digital healthcare.
  • Chris Gibson (Recursion Pharmaceuticals)
  • Saskia Steinacker (Bayer Group)
  • Paul Nuki (The Daily Telegraph)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Neurealms of brain tech

With over 100 billion neurons firing, the brain is a powerful and mysterious tool. Cutting edge science is only scratching the surface of this incredible organ. We're asking the experts what they're trying to uncover.
  • Ali Rezai (Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute)
  • Thomas Reardon (CTRL-Labs)
  • Katie Collins (CNET)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

24/7 healthcare is here

Doctors on demand. It's long been the dream, is it now the reality? Have AI and increased tech access called time on traditional office hours? And what are the pros and cons for the patient-provider relationship? Babylon's Chief Technology Officer shares his insight with HealthConf 2019.
  • Gary Mudie (Babylon Health)
  • Joao Tome (Dinheiro Vivo)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Where I'm putting my money in med-tech

Investment in medtech crept close to nine billion in 2019. Where's the money going, where are the gaps in the market and who are the big fish and little minnows making a difference?
  • Lu Zhang (Fusion Fund)
  • Min Hu (AV8 Ventures)
  • Dr Marco Huesch (Ping An Global Voyager Fund)
  • Alex Deane (FTI Consulting Strategic Communications)
HealthConf 2019-11-07

Are we over wearables?

Are we over wearables?For years, we've loved that wearables let us track everything from sleep and calories, to steps and heart rate. But is that about to change? Are consumers losing interest in fashion and fitness wearables? And can a new wave of offerings from medical device companies turn the tide back toward wearable tech?
  • Wai Lee (Garmin International)
  • Kate Rosenbluth (Cala Health)
  • Kieran Yates (BBC)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • David Kelnar (MMC Ventures)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Werner Hoyer of the European Investment Bank in conversation

The President of one of the world's largest public investment banks Werner Hoyer of the European Investment Bank Group talks about his vision for the future of Europe.
  • Werner Hoyer (European Investment Bank)
  • Felix Holtermann (Handelsblatt)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

How much? Metrics for measuring success

What are the metrics that really matter when evaluating emerging startups? Join our session to find out more.
  • Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen (Balderton Capital)
  • Tony Zappala (Highland Europe)
  • Arnaud Bonzom (Map of the Money)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Europe's next tech titan

Access to capital has improved hugely in Europe, combined with continued ambition, a constant reinvention of the product and a willingness to embrace risk, is it enough to take the Spotifys, Farfetchs and Adyens of Europe to a scale that can rival the Ubers and Facebooks of Silicon Valley?
  • Manish Madhvani (GP Bullhound)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Healthtech and VC: The narrowing divide

Venture capital money is flowing into health, med tech and life sciences. Meanwhile tech platforms are disrupting the consumer experience in the health industry. How can VCs work with the biggest players in the field?
  • Dirk Kersten (Forbion Capital Partners)
  • Min Hu (AV8 Ventures)
  • John Zibert (LEO Innovation LAB)
  • Marc Rougier (Elaia Partners)
  • Lu Zhang (Fusion Fund)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Is IPO the ultimate sign of success?

Highly valued companies are staying private for longer. How do we motivate growth stage founders when the path to exit is prolonged? Private equity exits used to be both stigmatised and inaccessible for most startups. No longer. They're now becoming a go-to strategy, accounting for almost one-fifth of VC exits. Will this last or should IPOs be the ultimate goal for founders and investors?
  • Nizar Tarhuni (PitchBook)
  • Ravi Viswanathan (New View Capital)
  • Alex Irwin-Hunt (fDi Magazine (Financial Times))
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

  • Natsuko Mitsugi (GK / TechWave)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Small world, big market

How can investors support startups in a global marketplace? Two leading investors will discuss how to best operate across time zones and make the world a little bit smaller.
  • Dr Marco Huesch (Ping An Global Voyager Fund)
  • Angus Davis (Foundation Capital)
  • Alex Kayyal (Salesforce Ventures)
  • Jeremy Goldman (FUTUREPROOF Podcast)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

What's left to modernise?

With traditional industries facing unprecedented disruption year-on-year, what else is there left to modernize? What problems need fixing in 2020?
  • Omar El-Ayat (Crosslink Capital)
  • Malin Holmberg (Target Global)
  • Jean-Patrice Anciaux (BPI France F3A seed fund)
  • Oisin Hanrahan (Handy, ANGI Homeservices)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Investing in change: How to navigate disruption

Amid the changing face of VC, these investors discuss their experiences in a market balancing cultural changes along with ever increasing scale.
  • Allister Furey (Entrepreneur First)
  • Niccolo Manzoni (Five Seasons Ventures)
  • Erin Platts (Silicon Valley Bank)
  • Mariana Barbosa (ECO)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

The state of AI 2019: Divergence

As AI proliferates, winners and losers are emerging in the race for value creation. Hear unique insights from our analysis of Europe’s 1,600 AI start-ups; see the AI breakthroughs making the impossible inevitable; and hear why AI will re-shape global markets. We cut through the hype to explain the state of AI today, what’s to come, and how to take advantage.
  • David Kelnar (MMC Ventures)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

Why do we need money?

With the world's underbanked under the global spotlight, there's never been a better time to back fintech. Add to that the emerging possibility of a tech-led world without currency. What's the future of money? Or is there one?
  • Simon Schmincke (Creandum)
  • Tara Reeves (OMERS Ventures)
  • Tim Levene (Augmentum Fintech)
  • Joon Ian Wong (CoinDesk)
Venture stage 2019-11-07

How to spot that special something

Our panel of experts shed light on the real reasons they pass on a startup and what makes them invest in you.
  • Jackey Wang (500 Startups)
  • Nick Coronges (R/GA)
  • Carlos Silva (Faber Ventures)
  • Jeremy Goldman (FUTUREPROOF Podcast)
Q + A 2019-11-07

Q&A with Rankin

  • Rankin 💥 (RANKIN)
Q + A 2019-11-07

Q+A with Mikhaila Peterson

  • Mikhaila Peterson (The Lion Diet, Inc.)
Q + A 2019-11-07

Q+A with Anna Gedda

  • Anna Gedda (H&M)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

Welcome to Corporate Innovation Summit, where we unfold the secrets of the worlds largest firms.
  • Shivani Sopory (KPMG)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Purpose as an accelerator for transformation

“Purpose” can certainly be elected marketing buzzword of 2019 which inevitably comes with heated debates, and infamous counterexamples of brands trying to own a truthful role in society. Beyond idealism, an authentic purpose can allow an organisation to achieve common goals, connecting a brand with culture and transforming how a company works.
  • Andre Le Masurier (R/GA)
  • George Aivazoglou (Eurosport)
  • Marty Swant (Forbes)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Data and trust: A way forward

Once burned, twice shy. As data becomes the great opportunity and challenge of our time, has blockchain risen to build the trust people can't? In this session we will explore its potential to safeguard our data, and how companies and policymakers respond to public mistrust.
  • Ayman Hariri (VERO)
  • David Chaum (Elixxir)
  • Mark Di Stefano (BuzzFeed)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Anticipating trends in customer experience

How long does it take to implement a big change in customer experience for a global company? This panel welcomes leaders of multinational giants to discuss how they get to know their customers and what measures they take to make sure they're always one step ahead.
  • John Gordon (Lenovo)
  • Nico Gabriel (Sixt)
  • Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (Capscovil Innovation Agency)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Time Out: A tasty transformation

How Time Out went from 1968 London magazine to opening food and cultural markets around the world.
  • Julio Bruno (Time Out Group)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Leveraging innovation, at pace

Utilities are facing a disruption, and the challenge is to find the best route towards a moving target. António Vidigal, CEO of EDP Innovation part of EDP, one of the worlds largest global energy companies will outline the challenges of rapidly leveraging innovation and aligning it with objectives that tackle the global challenges we face today.
  • António Vidigal (EDP)
  • Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (Capscovil Innovation Agency)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Opening remarks

Welcome back to Corporate Innovation Summit, we hope you enjoyed your lunch.
  • Belinda Esterhammer (Springboard Group)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Responding to a €50m cyberattack

When malicious hackers disable your business and demand a ransom, should you pay up? Many firms do out of desperation, turning to intermediaries to help broker the deal. But law enforcement says this just makes things worse. This is the story of how global aluminium producer, Norsk Hydro, successfully responded to such an attack.
  • Jo De Vliegher (Norsk Hydro)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

How to build an invincible company

Join the creator of the business-model canvas, Alex Osterwalder, to learn the secrets of how to build an invincible company.
  • Alex Osterwalder (Strategyzer)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Inside the corporate/startup relationship

Big companies have realised they are never too strong to fail and need to get with the times or risk being left behind. This panel welcomes leaders and their insights on how startup innovation can thrive alongside corporate partners.
  • Emmanuel Lagarrigue (Schneider Electric)
  • Bedy Yang (500 Startups)
  • Lars Roessler (BSH Home Appliances)
  • Matthias Meyer (27Pilots)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

Reinvention through reinvestment

Corporate venture capital offers many benefits such as investor patience and access to big markets. What about when a VC and a CVC join forces and co-invest? What are the shared advantages and what's different for startups?
  • Rashmi Gopinath (M12)
  • Christina Bechhold Russ (Samsung NEXT)
  • Deborah Magid (IBM Venture Capital)
  • James Mawson (Global Corporate Venturing)
Corporate Innovation Summit 2019-11-07

The technology fallacy

This session will discuss why an organization's response to digital disruption should focus on people and processes a