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Connect and learn with top-tier entrepreneurs, artists, and scientists at a beautiful location. Experience inspirational storytelling, interactive panels, knowshops, pillowtalks, art installations, live music, and so much more...

Some of our TOA16 Speakers

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Adam Perlis
Design Director
Time.com
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Adam Perlis
Design Director Time.com

Adam Perlis is the Design Director for Time.com. His work has been featured on Awwwards, The FWA, and TechCrunch websites. Working as both a designer and developer his diverse skillset includes 2D & 3D motion graphics, video production, UX design, front-end and back-end development. You can find more of his work at http://www.adamperlis.com/

Session:

12:00 - 12:25

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

11:00 - 11:15
Thursday 14 July

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Albert Wenger
Partner
Union Square Ventures
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Albert Wenger
Partner Union Square Ventures

Albert graduated from Harvard College in economics and computer science. He’s now a partner at Union Square Ventures, who have invested in over 80 companies, including Twitter, Tumblr, Kickstarter, Foursquare, Zynga, Disqus, Kik, Etsy, Sidecar, Firebase, Twilio and SoundCloud. He was previously the president of del.icio.us.

Session:

15:00 - 15:25

Wednesday 13 July

alex mankowsky
Alexander Mankowsky
Future Studies Ideation
Daimler
alex mankowsky
Alexander Mankowsky
Future Studies Ideation Daimler

Born in Berlin in 1957, Alex studied Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology at the Free University of Berlin. He graduated in 1984 with the title of Diplom Soziologe. After four years in social services helping troubled children, he decided to follow the Zeitgeist and enrolled at a post graduate university, focusing on the then new field of Artificial Intelligence. After heavy programming in OOS and Prolog, he earned himself the title of ‘Knowledge Engineer’. Since 1989 Alex has worked in the research unit at Daimler AG, initially focusing on societal trends in mobility. This led him in 2001 to his current field of work – ‘Future &Technology.’ Alex is focused on human centered innovation utilizing futuristic technological concepts. He is embedded in Daimler’s rich and diverse network of creative engineers and designers.

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Alix Fox
Erotic Journalist
Guardian
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Alix Fox
Erotic Journalist Guardian

Alix is a journalist, broadcaster & sex educator, who works as Sex & Relationships Expert for Durex & with the charity Brook. She’s an X-rated agony aunt on The Modern Mann podcast, & fronts a sex storytelling podcast series for The Guardian named Close Encounters.

Nominated as ETO’s Erotic Journalist of the Year for 2 years running, Alix’s writing can be found in Stylist, Marie Claire, Grazia, Glamour, Vogue, Time Out & more, covering the full spectrum of sex, from mild to wild.

Session:

15:30 - 15:55
Thursday 14 July

Session:

11:45 - 12:00
Thursday 14 July

Amira Azzouz - AA
Amira Azzouz
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Fustany
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Amira Azzouz
Founder & Editor-in-Chief Fustany

Amira Azzouz is the Founder of Fustany.com, a fashion and lifestyle portal for Arab women, aiming to inspire them to live a life full of creativity. Amira founded Fustany.com during her last year in college studying Telecommunication Engineering. She is keen on shedding light on issues related to women empowerment such as awareness about breast cancer, ovarian cancer and violence against women. Amira is also part of Global Shapers Community, a member of the World Economic Forum.

Session:

12:30 - 12:45
Thursday 14 July

Session:

15:45 - 16:00
Thursday 14 July

andrew smart
Andrew Smart
Author
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Andrew Smart is the author of two books about the brain. His interests range from AI to fundamental physics and metaphysics. He blogs frequently for sites such as Harvard Business Review, Motherboard, Quartz and The Idler, where he is also the news editor.
Smart holds BS and MS degrees in cognitive science from Lund University in Sweden. He has been a visiting fellow at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at USCD, and worked at the Neurolinguistics Lab at NYU.

Session:

17:00 - 17:15

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

15:30 - 15:55
Thursday 14 July

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Barbara Droubay
Founder
Life Artists
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Barbara Droubay
Founder Life Artists

Barbara Droubay leads artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs towards reaching their creative aims effectively and with greater pleasure. She is a leader of group training and individual coaching in Creative Confidence. She teaches a unique approach towards recognizing creativity as a tangible experience in the body – which when developed – activates our inborn creative drive. Her Creative Mastery Course “Conscious Creator” demystifies the act of creativity and teaches effective and practical tools for Creative Success – whether one is practicing creative expression through an artistic discipline – or as a creative innovator, entrepreneur., or business. Her courses, workshops, and training teach a unique approach towards recognizing creativity as a tangible, physical experience in the body – which when developed – activates and engages our inborn creative drive. The more physical we are – the easier it is to create. When we use the body as a gateway to tap into and direct creative potential – we recover our natural creative flow which leads ultimately to creative success.

Session:

15:00 - 15:25
Thursday 14 July

Session:

16:00 - 16:15
Thursday 14 July

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Barry C. Smith
Professor
University of London
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Barry C. Smith
Professor University of London

Professor Barry C Smith is the founding director of Centre for the Study of the Senses at the University of London’s Institute of Philosophy, which pioneers collaborative research between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists. He researches into taste, smell and he multisensory nature of flavour perception. He writes for The World of Fine Wine, is the wine columnist for Prospect Magazine, and also the editor of Questions of Taste: the philosophy of wine, (OUP). He collaborates with chefs and artists, and consults for the food and drinks industry. He is a frequent radio broadcaster, wrote and presented the series, The Mysteries of the Brain, for the BBC World Service and has also appeared on BBC One’s Masterchef.

Session:

15:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

16:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 13 July

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Bastian Schmidtke
Founder & CPO
orderbird
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Bastian Schmidtke
Founder & CPO orderbird

Bastian Schmidtke is founder and chief product officer of the orderbird AG. Born and raised in Passau, Bastian comes from a family of entrepreneurs. He started Orderbird in 2011, with the vision of a new kind of point of sales system for restaurants based on the iPad. In no time orderbird AG has developed from a small startup in Berlin into an established provider of an iPad POS system with 120+ employees and more than 6,500 customers in the DACH region (as of May 2016).

Bear Kittay
Bear Kittay
Social Alchemist
Burning Man
Bear Kittay
Bear Kittay
Social Alchemist Burning Man

Bear Kittay is a serial instigator, experience producer, storyteller and veteran fundraiser with extensive experience working in the tech, non-profit, political and entertainment industries. His clients currently include Burning Man, where his team is busy leading an effort to acquire a year-round site. His SF based team actively launch works to capitalize and launch new ventures. They currently advise projects in need of unorthodox approaches to fundraising, global expansion and go-to-market activations. Bear has also been working on a secret project for Burning Man that he will discuss after it is made official in July 2016.

Session:

10:30 - 10:55

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

10:45 - 10:55
Thursday 14 July

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Ben Larson
Co-Founder
Gateway
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Ben Larson
Co-Founder Gateway

Ben Larson is a serial entrepreneur, professional business coach, and startup advisor based in San Francisco, California. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gateway, the premier business accelerator for the burgeoning cannabis industry. Ben is also a Director for the Founder Institute San Francisco, and formerly managed global operations for the Founder Institute’s 100+ cities. He speaks and advises early stage companies around the world, this being his fifth trip to Berlin in the past two years.

Session:

11:20 - 11:35
Thursday 14 July

Session:

12:30 - 12:45
Thursday 14 July

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Benny Arbel
Co-Founder & CEO
Inception VR
ben arbel
Benny Arbel
Co-Founder & CEO Inception VR

Benny is Co-Founder and CEO at Inception, the leading publisher and destination for VR entertainment content. Inception brings immersive experiences to life through original formats and creative programming. Former CEO at MyThings and a serial tech entrepreneur with years of experience in content advertising and technology.

Session:

14:45 - 14:55

Wednesday 13 July

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Boris Moshkovits
Publisher
Amuse
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Boris Moshkovits
Publisher Amuse

Boris Moshkovits is a freelance consultant and a digital strategist based in Berlin. He is the publisher of Amuse, a luxury channel of i-D and Vice. Moshkovits has served as head of digital media for Ringier Publishing Germany (Cicero, Monopol, Literaturen). He was the project director of the Russian Jewish Museum in Moscow, which opened in fall 2012 and was awarded as “Best Museum Russia 2012” for its unique concept and digital exhibition emphasis. Prior to this he has worked as an editor and publisher in Milan, Moscow and New York.

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Bruno Haid
Founder & CEO
Roam
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Bruno Haid
Founder & CEO Roam

Bruno grew up in a tiny Austrian village, built a couple of startups and led technology projects for McKinsey, BMW or Swarovski. He’s also a founding tenant of co-living spaces on 3 continents and approximately every decade writes something about housing on Medium (but wants to get better at it).

His perfect Roam location is directly bordering a Canadian mountain range, a beach in central America, the New York MTA system and a good resolution of his childhood issues.

Session:

10:30 - 10:55
Thursday 14 July

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Caterina Fake
Co-Founder
Flickr
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Caterina Fake
Co-Founder Flickr

Caterina Fake is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur and is best known as the co-founder of Flickr, the popular photo sharing site. Flickr ushered in the so-called Web 2.0 integrating features such as social networking, community open APIs, tagging, and algorithms that surfaced the best, or more interesting content. Flickr was bought by Yahoo! in 2005. After Yahoo! Fake co-founded Hunch, a search and discovery engine. Hunch sought to build the ”taste graph”” of the Internet, mapping every user on the Internet to every entity, and their affinity for that entity. It was acquired by eBay in 2011. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Findery, a social mobile application for places. Findery’s members post notes around the world, telling stories about locations on a host of subjects such as personal history, local news and world history.

Session:

15:30 - 15:55

Wednesday 13 July

Charles Michel
Co-Founder
Crossmodalism
Charles Michel
Co-Founder Crossmodalism

Charles is a French/Colombian artist and chef. He conducts research on sensory and food aesthetics in Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. He has published over a dozen papers in scientific journals on the role of the senses perception, and multisensory experience design. At the intersection of science, art and entrepreneurship, Charles aims to inspire solutions for important challenges in the human/food relationship. He is currently part of the Crossmodalism movement in London.

Session:

12:40 - 12:55
Thursday 14 July

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Chris Bird
Co-Founder & Director
United Visual Artists
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Chris Bird
Co-Founder & Director United Visual Artists

Chris is a co-founder and director of United Visual Artists, its design division Another Space, and d3 Technologies. He has 25 years experience in the live entertainment industry including having worked on, or toured with major bands including Massive Attack, Jay-Z, U2, The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys and Nine Inch Nails.

Chris studied Applied Biological Sciences (BSc) at Leeds University and established UVA with Matthew Clark and Ash Nehru in 2002.

Session:

15:40 - 15:55

Wednesday 13 July

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Chris Lloyd
Co-Founder & Pianist
Crossmodalism
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Chris Lloyd
Co-Founder & Pianist Crossmodalism

Australian Concert Musician, Chris Lloyd:pianist is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. CL has performed throughout Australasia, North America and Europe, and is primarily interested in developing new performance techniques in line with the ever-changing cultural demands of the 21st Century. Aside from performance, CL is an artistic advisor, curator, festival programmer, has given masterclasses at the University of Cambridge, and was founding member of Crossmodalism.

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Christian Theobalt
Professor
Max-Planck-Institute
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Christian Theobalt
Professor Max-Planck-Institute

After his return from Stanford University Christian Theobalt became the Head of the research group Graphics, Vision and Video at Max Planck Institute for Informatics at Saarland University.
He is also a member of the steering community and a primary investigator at the Intel Visual Computing Institute Saarbrücken.

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Christine Lauritzen
Research Associate
Humboldt Universität
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Christine Lauritzen
Research Associate Humboldt Universität

Christine Lauritzen is a research associate at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin at the Chair of Entrepreneurial and Behavioral Decision Making. The Chair concerns itself with questions such as entrepreneurial decisions, innovation decisions and decisions in change processes. Christine works at the intersection of economics and psychology and is particularly interested in decision-making under conditions of risk and uncertainty and economic experiments.

Session:

10:00 - 13:00

Wednesday 13 July

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Christine Renaud
CEO
E-180
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Christine Renaud
CEO E-180

Christine is a social entrepreneur, CEO of E-180, turning events, spaces and cities into peer-learning hubs through « brain dates ». Before founding E-180, Christine graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Knox Fellow, and worked was a Podcast producer for New York-based Learning Matters.

Recently elected to the Young Entrepreneur Council, she is also the co-founder of Montreal’s Technovation, which challenges young girls to build mobile apps addressing a community problem.

Session:

14:30 - 14:45
Thursday 14 July

Session:

15:00 - 15:15
Thursday 14 July

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Christoph Auer-Welsbach
Partner Innovation
IBM Watson
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Christoph Auer-Welsbach
Partner Innovation IBM Watson

After co-founding 2 Fintech startups, Christoph Auer-Welsbach built and ran startup accelerators, tech ecosystems and early stage venture programs in the US, UK and NL He is now leading partner innovations for IBM Watson in Europe developing smart products with high-growth startups and multi-billion dollar corporations. Besides, as founder of City.AI he is evangelizing on applied artificial intelligence and is a dedicated tech startup advisor.

Session:

15:30 - 15:55

Wednesday 13 July

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Cindy Gallop
Founder & CEO
MakeLoveNotPorn
Cindy Gallop phptographed by Kevin Abosch
Cindy Gallop
Founder & CEO MakeLoveNotPorn

Cindy Gallop, founder & CEO MakeLoveNotPorn/IfWeRanTheWorld. I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.

Session:

14:00 - 14:25
Thursday 14 July

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Dan Möller
Founder & COO
VINAYA
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Dan Möller
Founder & COO VINAYA

Dan is one of the founders of VINAYA, a company creating wearable technology products that enhance modern wellbeing. Known for their first product ALTRUIS, a line of designer wearables promoting digital balance, as well as their next generation product ZENTA, a cutting-edge emotion tracking wearable for both body and mind. Originally from Sweden, Dan holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and has a background in operations and product development in the fashion and consumer goods industry.

Session:

14:30 - 14:40

Wednesday 13 July

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Daniel Barenboim
General Music Director
Berlin State Opera
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Daniel Barenboim
General Music Director Berlin State Opera

Daniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor, is general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and La Scala in Milan. Barenboim is widely known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra which he founded in 1999 together with his friend Edward Said. Barenboim has received many awards and prizes, including seven Grammy awards for his work and extensive discography. He is the author of several books and currently records for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca as well as his own digital label Peral Music.

Session:

12:45 - 13:00

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

12:45 - 13:00

Wednesday 13 July

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Daniel Bonner
Global CCO
Razorfish
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Daniel Bonner
Global CCO Razorfish

Daniel Bonner, Global Chief Creative Officer, joined Razorfish in 2011 and is responsible for the creative leadership of the agency globally. His focus is firmly on the work and on key client business, creative excellence and talent management. Daniel strongly believes that advertisers and brands should not be making people want things but making things that people want. To do this organisations require transformational thinking, ideas, storytelling, interaction, digital products and utility-driven services to play a meaningful and indispensable role.

Session:

14:30 - 14:55

Wednesday 13 July

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Daniel Mullins
Indie Game Developer
Pony Island
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Daniel Mullins
Indie Game Developer Pony Island

Daniel is the indie game developer responsible for the recent hit PC game, Pony Island (over 70k copies sold). He worked as a games industry programmer in Vancouver for two years while creating his own games in his free time. This paid off with Pony Island and he was able to become a full-time indie! He does the art, code, design, marketing and PR for his games; everything except the music and sound, which he leaves to his talented musician. Pony Island is one of the highest-rated games of 2016, including a 90% score from IGN.com, who said it was, “Amazing… a punk rock experiment in storytelling and game design.

Session:

15:30 - 15:55
Thursday 14 July

Session:

14:45 - 15:00
Thursday 14 July

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Daniel Ospina
Co-Founder & CEO
Conductal
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Daniel Ospina
Co-Founder & CEO Conductal

Daniel started his career as a Chef and Experience Designer. He never saw a lack of ideas, talent, or motivation, but he saw many challenges ignored and initiatives unfulfilled. Daniel explores Social System Design to find a better way of working together and realise our potential. Through Conductal, he creates spaces and processes to help the generation and implementation of ideas in organisations. Through Crossmodalism, he aims to break the barrier that currently separate disciplines.

Session:

16:35 - 16:45

Wednesday 13 July

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Danielle Sheridan
Co-Founder
NOURI
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Danielle Sheridan
Co-Founder NOURI

Danielle is the Co-Founder of NOURI; a holistic lifestyle brand for functional drinks. Danielle is a brand builder, educator & world traveller. Previously Danielle worked for Unilever in their Innovation & Co-Creation Centre. NOURI was born out of a shared passion for natural, plant based ingredients and a desire to enable others to become their most vibrant selves.

Session:

16:00 - 16:15
Thursday 14 July

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Dario Galbiati Alborghetti
MD
Atlantic Food Labs
dario
Dario Galbiati Alborghetti
MD Atlantic Food Labs

Dario Galbiati Alborghetti is Managing Director of Atlantic Food Labs, the Berlin based food company builder dedicated to build and invest in food related startups. Throughout his previous time at Atlantic Labs he founded his own food company, Paleo Jerky. This triggered his decision to make food his next chapter. Dario holds a Bachelor in BA from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and a MSc in Entrepreneurship from EDHEC University in Lille, France

Session:

12:30 - 12:45
Thursday 14 July

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Dave Mathews
CEO
NewAer
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Dave Mathews
CEO NewAer

Dave Mathews is a 76 patent holding inventor specializing in mobile convergence. He is founder of, NewAer, which built a SDK for apps to enable a cookie for the physical world. Built for Android, iPhone, OS-X and Windows, the software-based proximity platform works inside of any application to make them environmentally aware of other devices nearby and communicate peer-to-peer without any WiFi or cellular network present.

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David Poeppel
Director
Max-Planck-Institute
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David Poeppel
Director Max-Planck-Institute

David Poeppel is the Director of the Department of Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt, and a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU. Trained at MIT in cognitive science, linguistics, and neuroscience, he did post-doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco, in functional brain imaging. Until 2008, he was a professor at the University of Maryland College Park, where he ran the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language laboratory.

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Davide Bortot
Founder
A Color Bright
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Davide Bortot
Founder A Color Bright

Davide is one of the founders of A Color Bright, a company for digital product design, development and strategy based in Berlin. As the Director of Media and Communications for Red Bull Music Academy, he helped transform the acclaimed music festival and conference into a global content brand. A graduate in Philosophy and Logic, and a journalist by trade, he has written about music and digital culture for publications as varied as Süddeutsche Zeitung, Spex, Juice, NZZ, Wired, and Vice.

Session:

11:30 - 11:55
Thursday 14 July

Session:

12:00 - 12:15
Thursday 14 July

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Dominik Richter
Co-Founder & CEO
HelloFresh
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Dominik Richter
Co-Founder & CEO HelloFresh

Dominik has been CEO since starting HelloFresh in 2011. He has responsibility for keeping a general oversight of the business and strategy. Dominik’s an entrepreneur to the core and has started his first two businesses while still at university. Dominik graduated from WHU with a degree in International Business in 2009, and from the London School of Economics in 2010 with a Masters in Finance and has worked for Goldman Sachs before founding HelloFresh.

Session:

12:35 - 13:00
Thursday 14 July

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Dr. Mathias Döpfner
CEO
Axel Springer SE
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Dr. Mathias Döpfner
CEO Axel Springer SE

As the Chairman and CEO of German media group Axel Springer SE in Berlin, Mathias has been in the role since January 2002. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, Inc., of Warner Music Group and of Vodafone Group.

Session:

11:00 - 11:25

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

11:00 - 11:25

Wednesday 13 July

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Eamonn Carey
Managing Director
Techstars
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Eamonn Carey
Managing Director Techstars

Eamonn Carey is Managing Director at Techstars and former Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Gravy. He’s been involved in the tech industry since 2005 – starting, scaling, selling and failing with several of his own companies. He is an active board member and investor in the UK – working with Lingvist, Sorry as a Service, Motivii and others. He is also an advisor to Kiip, Brandwatch and other later stage companies and a regular contributor to Techcrunch, Mashable, Wired and other outlets.

Session:

10:45 - 10:55

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

12:45 - 13:00

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

15:15 - 15:30
Thursday 14 July

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Edgar van Velzen
CEO
Teufel Audio
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Edgar van Velzen
CEO Teufel Audio

Since 2013, Edgar van Velzen has served as the CEO of the Berlin Acoustics Group. Van Velzen began his career in 1990 as a product manager for Sony Netherlands after completing his Bachelors of Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. That same year, he accepted a position with Sony Germany. In 1996, van Velzen was made Marketing and Sales Leader for Mobile Electronics with Sony Europe. In 2004, he was chosen as the Vice President/General Manager of Marketing & Sales for Harman Becker Automotive Systems, a position he held up to 2012.

Session:

15:00 - 15:15

Wednesday 13 July

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Eric Léandri
CEO
Qwant
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Eric Léandri
CEO Qwant

Eric Léandri is the Co-founder and CEO of qwant. He is a Digital Security Expert, Telecom Engineering graduate of the University of Derby (UK) and has 20 years experience as an entrepreneur in high technology. Previously he was principal shareholder and co-leader of Mobilegov SaaS subsidiary Mobilegov (Euronext), co-leader of TrustMission in 2007 and responsible for dematerialization platform deployment and other IT projects of scale for operators and large companies such as BT and General Electric.

Session:

16:00 - 16:15
Thursday 14 July

Session:

15:30 - 15:35
Thursday 14 July

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Fabian Vogelsteller
Lead Dapp Developer
Ethereum
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Fabian Vogelsteller
Lead Dapp Developer Ethereum

Fabian Vogelsteller is a strong advocate of open-source software and has built and contributed to a lot of open-source libraries, projects, as well as wrote a book about Meteor.js. His interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin led him to be part of one of the most ambitious blockchain projects to date, the Ethereum project. For over a year he has worked as the lead DApp developer for the Ethereum Foundation, building the low-level JavaScript API, DApps and Ethereum’s Mist browser.

Session:

11:00 - 11:25

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

14:00 - 14:10

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

15:00 - 15:15

Wednesday 13 July

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Felix Anthonj
Founder & CEO
flexperto
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Felix Anthonj
Founder & CEO flexperto

Felix is the founder and CEO of flexperto, a Berlin-based enterprise SaaS company with the mission to help companies to tackle the digital transformation of their sales and services. Felix earned a double degree in International Management from ESB Reutlingen and Reims Management School. He has experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Hedge Fund Management and founded flexperto in 2012 while still studying. Felix is the main visionary behind flexperto’s unique e-service platform which is already used by several banks and insurance companies. In addition he is a speaker about digital transformation strategies and acts as a member of the advisory board of the German bank Berliner Volksbank

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Florian Dohmann
Artist
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Florian Dohmann is one third of the artist collective YQP from Berlin & NY. In their art experiments they blend technology with interactive storytelling and spark discussion on topics such as digital privacy and the value of labour. In their recent work “Unfinished One” the Berlin based painter Roman Lipski & YQP create a truly artistic intelligence, a machine that becomes a partner and muse for Lipski. Besides YQP Florian works as a data and technology consultant at The unbelievable Machine Company (*um). He is an IBM disciple, tech speaker, data hacker and guest lecturer at several universities such as the University of Arts in Berlin.

Session:

16:00 - 16:25
Thursday 14 July

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Friedrich A. Neuman
Founder & CEO
MAKERS
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Friedrich A. Neuman
Founder & CEO MAKERS

Friedrich studied Business & Economics in St. Gallen, Switzerland. After his studies he moved to Berlin to start his first company. Later he led business development at Glispa. In 2012, Friedrich joined Rocket Internet and co-founded Dropgifts, a social gifting platform active in 25 countries with 120 people. Together with Marius Schulze, Friedrich is the Founder and CEO of Run a Shop and Founding Partner of MAKERS.

Session:

14:30 - 14:55

Wednesday 13 July

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Gabriel Flateman
Co-Founder & CTO
Casper
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Gabriel Flateman
Co-Founder & CTO Casper

As Casper’s CTO, Gabe works to design systems and sites for the physical world. For years, he has explored the connection between consumer goods and digital experiences; after graduating from Brown University, he founded an e-commerce marketplace with Casper co-founders Luke Sherwin and Neil Parikh. Casper’s digital platform has earned many accolades, including the 2015 Crunchie for Best E-Commerce Application, and it continues to push the limits to provide a singular experience. The New York City company has since raised $70 million in venture capital, grown to 120 employees, and hit $100 million in cumulative sales.

Session:

15:30 - 15:45

Wednesday 13 July

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Ger Baron
CTO Amsterdam
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Ger Baron
CTO Amsterdam -

Ger Baron, born on April 13 in 1978, began his professional career at Accenture. Mr. Baron worked as an analyst in the consulting department for two years. After this start in the consultancy in 2007, Ger started working with the Amsterdam Innovation Motor (AIM) as project manager to develop projects in the field of Sustainability and ICT. The Amsterdam Innovation Motor is an organization that stimulates the innovation climate for companies, knowledge institutes and local governments within the Amsterdam region. In this role, Ger was responsible for establishing the Amsterdam ICT-cluster and initiated several projects in public-private partnerships. Amongst these projects, several were focused on developing Smart Cities. Amsterdam Smart City organizes projects in which different organizations and institutions collaborate together to save energy, reduce traffic congestion and solve other city challanges. These projects are developed and tested within Amsterdam. Currently Ger serves as the first CTO of Amsterdam responsible for innovation and making the city future proof.
Ger is also president of the City Protocol Initiative.

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Giorgos Zacharia
CTO
KAYAK
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Giorgos Zacharia
CTO KAYAK

Giorgos leads the global technology and product teams at KAYAK, overseeing global technology strategy and product innovation. He was co-founder and CTO of Open Ratings, Inc., a leading supply risk management provider. Giorgos also co-founded two machine-learning driven hedge funds, Stocknomics and Emporics Capital Management. He holds four math and computer science degrees from MIT including a PhD.

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Greg McMullen
Director
IPDB Foundation
greg mcmullen
Greg McMullen
Director IPDB Foundation

Greg McMullen is Director of the IPDB Foundation, a planetary-scale blockchain database for the world, and Chief Policy Officer for BigchainDB. Greg is a lawyer and in a past life was a class action litigator, bringing privacy claims against Facebook and the Government of Canada, and price fixing claims against Visa, MasterCard, and major Canadian banks. He also wrote a handbook on privacy when crossing the Canadian border with electronic devices.

Session:

11:00 - 11:25

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

12:30 - 12:40

Wednesday 13 July

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Gregor Gimmy
Founder & Head
BMW Startup Garage
gregor gimmy
Gregor Gimmy
Founder & Head BMW Startup Garage

Gregor is co-founder and head of the BMW Startup Garage, the Venture Client unit for early stage startups of the BMW Group. The Garage works with startups whose technologies can significantly advance the automotive sector. Prior to the Garage, Gregor helped create BMW InnovationWorks. Before BMW, Gregor started various software startups in Silicon Valley and Europe. Prior to entrepreneurship, Gregor worked at IDEO (Palo Alto) and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (Germany).

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Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
University of Oulu
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Harri Oinas-Kukkonen
University of Oulu

Harri Oinas-Kukkonen is Professor of information systems in the University of Oulu, Finland. He has been listed among 100 most influential ICT experts in the country and a key person to whom companies should talk to when developing their strategies for ICT services. He is a co-author of the book “Humanizing the Web: Change and Social Innovation” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). He is the creator of the Persuasive Systems Design (PSD) model for developing ICT interventions that influence human behaviors.

Session:

16:50 - 17:30

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

12:15 - 12:30
Thursday 14 July

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Horst Zuse
TU Berlin
Horst Zuse - 909-02
Horst Zuse
TU Berlin

Horst Zuse was born on November 17,1945. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Technische Universität of Berlin in 1985. Since 1975 he is a senior research scientist with the Technische Universität Berlin. His research interests are information retrieval systems, software engineering, software metrics and the measurement the quality of software during the software life-cycle.

Session:

11:00 - 11:15
Thursday 14 July

Session:

11:15 - 11:30
Thursday 14 July

Ida Tin Clue
Ida Tin
CEO
Clue
Ida Tin Clue
Ida Tin
CEO Clue

Co-founder and CEO of Clue, the world’s fastest growing female health app. Ida is convinced that technology will profoundly change the future of family planning. A lifelong entrepreneur and a modern feminist, she previously led motorcycle tours around the globe and published a bestselling book about her experience, “Direktøs.”

Session:

11:50 - 11:55

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

15:30 - 15:55

Wednesday 13 July

james haliburton
James Haliburton
Co-Founder & CEO
Topp
james haliburton
James Haliburton
Co-Founder & CEO Topp

James is CEO and Co-founder of the design consultancy Topp. Since founded early 2013, Topp has worked with a wide range of clients in different industries, including Samsung, E.ON and Miele. James is originally an Interaction Designer and had leading roles within companies like TAT – The Astonishing Tribe and Blackberry. He worked several years out of Silicon Valley before heading back to Malmö to start up Topp. James has also taught physical computing classes at Malmö University.

Session:

11:45 - 11:55
Thursday 14 July

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Osborne Clarke, Thought Leadership Interview with James Scott of TheCollective, at the company's Bedford Square office, London.

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For photographic enquiries please call Fiona Hanson  07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com 
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James Scott
COO
The Collective
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Osborne Clarke, Thought Leadership Interview with James Scott of TheCollective, at the company's Bedford Square office, London.

 James Scott , The Collective, Tuesday October 20 2015


For photographic enquiries please call Fiona Hanson  07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com 
This image is copyright Fiona Hanson 2015©.
This image has been supplied by Fiona Hanson and must be credited Fiona Hanson. The author is asserting his full Moral rights in relation to the publication of this image. All rights reserved. Rights for onward transmission of any image or file is not granted or implied. Changing or deleting Copyright information is illegal as specified in the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. If you are in any way unsure of your right to publish this image please contact Fiona Hanson on07710 142 633 or email info@fionahanson.com
James Scott
COO The Collective

James has positioned himself as a thought leader in the property market, forging his name as a developer with a unique understanding of how to deliver pioneering spaces that are better suited to the way the Millennial generation live and work today. Drawing on his passion for technology and the shared economy, James is determined to shake up the property industry, which is ripe for innovation.

Session:

10:25 - 10:35
Thursday 14 July

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Jan Kage
Director
Das Arty
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Jan Kage
Director Das Arty

Jan „Yaneq“ Kage lives in Berlin as a publicist, curator and musician. He shows contemporary artists in his project space SCHAU FENSTER and through PARTY ARTY – a club night. He published books on HipHop culture and the art scene and short stories, the „Yaneqdoten“. As a musician Yaneq published several records and played in the movie „Status Yo!“. He hosts the weekly show Radio Arty on FluxFM. Jan Kage has a university diploma in political science and sociology.

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Jazmin Hupp
Co-Founder
Women Grow
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Jazmin Hupp
Co-Founder Women Grow

Jazmin invites women to lead the legal marijuana industry in the US & Canada with her company, Women Grow. Though Women Grow’s monthly events in 35 cities, she has welcomed 50,000 newcomers into America’s fastest growing industry. Fortune Magazine named her one of the “most powerful women in pot” and she has been featured by the Economist, the Guardian, Grazia, Vice, Newsweek, and Forbes.

Session:

15:00 - 15:10

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

14:00 - 14:15
Thursday 14 July

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Jenn Sander
Global Initiatives
Burning Man
jenna
Jenn Sander
Global Initiatives Burning Man

Based in New York City, Jenn works on global initiatives and affiliations for Burning Man. She facilitates diverse stakeholder collaborations and partnerships, community-focused business models, and external leading-thinker engagements. Currently she is supporting the growth of the Regional Network and Burning Man culture in New York and London. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management in Vancouver, Canada, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and International Relations at London Metropolitan University in London, UK. Previously, Jenn put her skills to work helping many grass-roots brands expand internationally, including Vimeo, Neurosky, and THNK. Jenn was a Partner at a specialist future technology communications firm in east London and a curator of TEDxLondon.

Session:

16:20 - 16:45
Thursday 14 July

JesseHertzberg
Jesse Hertzberg
CEO
Livestream
JesseHertzberg
Jesse Hertzberg
CEO Livestream

Jesse Hertzberg is CEO of Livestream. He’s an entrepreneur passionate about building world-class organizations. Jesse has a proven record of driving profitable growth at a variety of tech startups, including Squarespace & Etsy, by instilling an entrepreneurial culture, valuing measurable performance and prioritizing customer-centric product development. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School. He lives in NYC with his wife and 3 children.

Session:

12:20 - 12:35
Thursday 14 July

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Jodok Batlogg
Founder & CTO
Crate.IO
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Jodok Batlogg
Founder & CTO Crate.IO

Founder and CTO of Crate.IO – The scalable SQL Database. Former CTO at StudiVZ, #opensource

Session:

12:50 - 13:00
Thursday 14 July

joey joylent
Joey van Koningsbruggen
Founder & CEO
Joylent
joey joylent
Joey van Koningsbruggen
Founder & CEO Joylent

Joey started producing Joylent to save time while painting. When his friend wanted him to make it for them as well he turned it into a company that now sells 3 million Joylent meals to 93 countries.

Session:

11:25 - 11:35
Thursday 14 July

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Jorin Zschiesche
Founder & Captain
recordJet
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Jorin Zschiesche
Founder & Captain recordJet

Jorin Zschiesche is the founder and CEO of the digital music distribution company recordJet. Originally from Stuttgart, he has been active as a producer and DJ for over 10 years. Before founding recordJet in 2008, he studied media production in Dresden. recordJet’s mission is to offer a fair digital music distribution to labels and musicians.

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Julian Kawohl
Professor
HTW Berlin
Julian Kawohl - Portrait02_web
Julian Kawohl
Professor HTW Berlin

Julian Kawohl is a professor of strategic management at University of Applied Sciences, Berlin (HTW Berlin), further information on www.strategicbusinesstransformation.de. Prior, he worked for AXA Germany im various strategy and management positions. His research interests include digital transformation, corporate entrepreneurship and new strategy roles, processes and methods.

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Justin Evans
Co-Founder & CCO
LANDR
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Justin Evans
Co-Founder & CCO LANDR

Justin Evans has founded, conceived and advised several startups that have been seen by millions of users and created many millions in revenue. Most recently he co-founded LANDR.com, a tool which uses machine learning technology to help musicians get professional quality sound. Users range from bedroom producers to grammy award winning engineers. His work has been covered in Vice, NYTimes, Boston Herald, Real Simple and he has also given guest lectures at Stanford University.

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Jyri Engeström
Founder
Jaiku & Ditto
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Jyri Engeström
Founder Jaiku & Ditto

Jyri Engeström is Entrepreneur in Residence at True Ventures. Jyri is best known as the Co-Founder and Chairman of Jaiku, which grew into the leading European mobile social network and pioneered the sharing of location information, status updates and activity streams on smartphones. Prior to Jaiku, Jyri worked at Nokia, and holds patents in remote content delivery, content prioritization and RF-tag-reading capabilities in mobile devices. A sociologist by training, Jyri coined the term “social object” to refer to photos, links and other shareable Web content.

Session:

15:15 - 15:25

Wednesday 13 July

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Karoli Hindriks
CEO
Jobbatical
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Karoli Hindriks
CEO Jobbatical

Karoli is the founder of Jobbatical – a marketplace for international career adventures. She founded her first company at the age of sixteen (officially becoming the youngest inventor of Estonia). Karoli successfully lead the launch of seven television channels in Northern Europe (including National Geographic Channels, MTV, and Fox entertainment). She was named one of the 20 most promising young entrepreneurs under 25 in Europe by the prestigious international business magazine BusinessWeek. She is also an alumnus of Singularity University.

Session:

10:30 - 10:55
Thursday 14 July

katie dill
Katie Dill
Director of UX Design
Airbnb
katie dill
Katie Dill
Director of UX Design Airbnb

As the Director of Experience Design at Airbnb, Katie leads the designers defining Airbnb’s digital products and services.

Session:

14:30 - 14:55
Thursday 14 July

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Katiyana Kittay
Event Producer
Burning Man
Katiyana Kittay - Katiyana Kittay Headshot 2
Katiyana Kittay
Event Producer Burning Man

Born and raised in an intentional community in Northern California, Katiyana has spent her life focused on the deepening and strengthening of local and global communities. Katiyana is a Fundraising Strategist, Event Producer, Facilitator, Life Coach and Community Organizer. Katiyana most recently led fundraising efforts to acquire a year-round home for Burning Man. Her and her team’s efforts resulted in the successful purchase of the iconic 3,800-acre Fly Ranch site. Previously Katiyana served as Director of Operations of the Soul of Money Institute alongside philanthropy luminary Lynne Twist. She has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals including the female Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, supporting to raise millions of dollars for their efforts. Katiyana is a co-founder of the Chilla Vista Festival, the Lead Producer of the Burning Man Global Leadership Summit, the Burning Man Esalen Summit, and has been producing fundraisers, conferences, festivals and events for over 15 years. She holds a BA in Global Studies from University of California: Santa Barbara where she co-produced the UC Regents UC/CSU/CCC Higher Education Sustainability Conference and co-founded California Student Sustainability Coalition and was on the team that created the first statewide UC campus sustainability policy.

Session:

16:00 - 16:15

Wednesday 13 July

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Kim Baden-Kristensen
CEO
Brain+
kim baden-christensen
Kim Baden-Kristensen
CEO Brain+

Kim founded the Danish brain health tech company, Brain+, with the vision of creating a quantum leap in global brain health, by creating brain health technologies and products on the cutting edge of neuroscience, and by revealing the secrets of the brain.

Session:

16:30 - 16:45

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

11:00 - 11:25
Thursday 14 July

Konrad Knops - xKonrad
Konrad Knops
Founder
Brox GmbH
Konrad Knops - xKonrad
Konrad Knops
Founder Brox GmbH

Passionate osteopath, who integrates Chinese medicine with traditional Western knowledge. Strong focus on creating a positive, caring and holistic environment for healing. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, he has founded: URBAN HEALTH, a private practice for prevention, LOVT, an urban family concept store as well as BROX, a food award winning bone broth manufactory – all located in the heart of Berlin. His vision is to create awareness for prevention and a healthy and sustainable life.

Session:

14:30 - 14:45

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

14:45 - 15:00

Wednesday 13 July

lars rasmussen
Lars Rasmussen
Co-Founder
Weav Music
lars rasmussen
Lars Rasmussen
Co-Founder Weav Music

Lars co-founded Weav Music with his fiancée, Elomida Visviki, in 2014. He has a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley, and was previously an eng dir at Facebook. In 2003 Lars and his brother Jens co-founded mapping-related Where 2 Tech, which was acquired by Google in 2004. Lars lead the team that created Google Maps, and worked out of Google’s Sydney office until joining Facebook in 2010. Lars has probably the world’s least developed sense of direction. He enjoys advising startups, and coffee.

Session:

11:00 - 11:25
Thursday 14 July

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Laurel Halo
Musician/DJ
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Laurel Halo
Musician/DJ

Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany – Laurel Halo’s music is a shapeshifting mess, moody and ecstatic, with flashes of rhythmic brilliance mediated by modal simplicity. The Michigan-born and Berlin-based artist has released both instrumental and vocal-driven records on the London-based label Hyperdub. Laurel also hosts a monthly show on Berlin Community Radio, having originally cut her teeth as a freeform DJ on the legendary WCBN-FM station in Ann Arbor, MI. She has collaborated with John Cale, Julia Holter, David Borden, Daniel Wohl and NH’Koxyen/Terepa, and has recorded a cover of the late folk singer, Karen Dalton, on a Tompkins Square compilation. Her most recent record is a double-pack for the London-based label Honest Jon’s.

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Leon Kirchhoff
Meditator
Medi-Club | Berlin
leon kirchhoff
Leon Kirchhoff
Meditator Medi-Club | Berlin

Leon and Walther see meditation as an important aspect of modern living and create the spaces and the communities to make it more accessible. Most recently they initiated Medi-Club Berlin – a collective of modern people coming together on a regular basis to meditate and discuss topics that are relevant to modern living.
Their friends in New York have grown to a 1500+ person strong community, now bringing simple, modern meditative practices to huge groups of people | bigquiet.nyc.
Leon and Walther are Berlin tech scene locals and entrepreneurs themselves. Get in touch with them to find out more about Medi-Club.

Session:

12:35 - 13:00

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

14:30 - 14:45

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

12:00 - 12:25
Thursday 14 July

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Lia Schmökel
Co-Founder
NOURI
lia schmoekel
Lia Schmökel
Co-Founder NOURI

Lia is the Co-Founder of NOURI; a holistic lifestyle brand for functional drinks. Lia is a nutrition scientist, product developer & food wizard. Previously Lia worked for Berlin based start up Kukimi as their Chief Product Developer. NOURI was born out of a shared passion for natural, plant based ingredients and a desire to enable others to become their most vibrant selves

Session:

16:00 - 16:15
Thursday 14 July

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Lorenz Aschoff
Co-Founder & CPO
EyeEm
Lorenz Aschoff - Lorenz Aschoff-3
Lorenz Aschoff
Co-Founder & CPO EyeEm

Co-founder and CPO at EyeEm, the Berlin-based photography community and marketplace. EyeEm’s distinct blend of talented photographers sharing beautiful and authentic photos, and unique computer vision tech have made it one of the fastest growing photography platforms worldwide. Prior to EyeEm, studied business administration in Maastricht and launched a search engine that helps build schools in Africa.

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Luis von Ahn
Co-Founder & CEO
Duolingo
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Luis von Ahn
Co-Founder & CEO Duolingo

Luis von Ahn is an entrepreneur and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, regarded a pioneer of crowdsourcing. He is known for inventing CAPTCHAs, being a MacArthur Fellow and selling 2 companies to Google.

He has been named one of the 10 Most Brilliant Scientists by Popular Science, 50 Best Brains in Science by Discover, and 100 Most Innovative People in Business by Fast Company.

Luis is the co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, the world’s most downloaded education app with 120 million users.

Session:

10:00 - 10:25

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

10:00 - 10:25

Wednesday 13 July

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Luke Woods
Head of Product Design
Facebook
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Luke Woods
Head of Product Design Facebook

Luke Woods is the Head of Product Design at Facebook, Inc., leading the company’s growth design team and product design function overall. In this role, Luke and his teams have shipped products including Messenger, Internet.org and Safety Check, while helping Facebook reach a community of over 1 billion people each day. Luke joined Facebook in 2011 and has been Head of Product Design since March 2015.

Session:

16:35 - 17:00

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

16:00 - 16:25
Thursday 14 July

Mait Muntel
Mait Müntel
Co-Founder
Lingvist
Mait Muntel
Mait Müntel
Co-Founder Lingvist

Mait Müntel is a nuclear physicist and an entrepreneur. He received his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2008. Dr. Müntel was working at CERN within the CMS experiments division for 9 years and was part of the Higgs boson discovery team at CERN, Switzerland. After the particle’s discovery in 2013, Mait had an idea about using the same particle physics algorithms to help people learn new languages 10 times faster. He co-founded Lingvist and it’s since grown from a great idea into an amazing team of over 30 people. In November 2015 Lingvist raised its $8m Series A funding led by Rakuten.

Session:

16:00 - 16:15

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

14:45 - 14:55
Thursday 14 July

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Marie-Luise Schade
Kids Coding Trainer
TetraTetris
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Marie-Luise Schade
Kids Coding Trainer TetraTetris

Luise studies Interface Design at the University of Appl.Sc. in Potsdam. She is engaged in Workshops of the Digitalwerkstatt Berlin and the EU Code Week to teach kids the basics of programming in a playful way. Furthermore in 2015 she managed the Wear It Festival Berlin, built & designed the exhibition together with her team. This year she and her Team won the Code Week Award for the project TETRA TETRIS.

award.codeweek.de

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Marko Ahtisaari
Co-Founder & CEO
Sync Project
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Marko Ahtisaari
Co-Founder & CEO Sync Project

Marko Ahtisaari is CEO and Co-founder of Sync Project. He is also Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab where he works on the Open Music Initiative, developing a new framework to identify and compensate music rights holders and creators. From 2009 to 2013 Marko was Executive Vice President of Design at Nokia responsible for hardware, user experience and packaging design, and previously CEO and Co-founder of Dopplr. He plays bass in the band Construction and occasionally sings Bocelli covers.

Session:

16:00 - 16:10

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

11:00 - 11:25

Wednesday 13 July

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Marko Wenthin
CEO
solaris Bank
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Marko Wenthin
CEO solaris Bank

Marko Wenthin is board member of solarisBank, a banking platform for digital business. Previously Marko was the MD of Deutsche Handelsbank specializing in lending to internet companies and providing payment solutions to both on and offline businesses. Marko was also the CEO and founder of GroupPlatina GmbH where he created Sofort Bank, the banking sister of sofortueberweisung.de. Prior to this, Marko was the COO and a board member of Deutsche Bank PBC S.A, Poland, and for Deutsche in Argentina.

Session:

16:50 - 17:00

Wednesday 13 July

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Markus Kreßler
Co-Founder & MD
Kiron
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Markus Kreßler
Co-Founder & MD Kiron

Markus Kressler is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Kiron Open Higher Education, a blended-learning educational platform for refugees. He is responsible for the departments of Internationalisation, Student Services, Technology and Marketing. Prior to his work at Kiron, Markus built up the first digital German volunteer-platform called Alltagshelden.org and worked as a strategic management consultant at Prof. Homburg & Partner GmbH. Markus studied psychology and communications at universities in Mannheim, California and Berlin.

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Martin Weigel
Doctoral Researcher
Max-Planck-Institute
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Martin Weigel
Doctoral Researcher Max-Planck-Institute

Martin is a human-computer interaction researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. His research domain are novel body-worn devices that take the unique characteristics of the body into account. He studies and creates sensors with novel form factors that better adapt to the flexible human body. With these sensors he investigates expressive multi-modal input techniques for fast, fluid and unobtrusive on-body interactions.

Session:

15:00 - 15:25
Thursday 14 July

Session:

16:15 - 16:30
Thursday 14 July

Matas
Matas Petrikas
Co-Founder & CEO
Vai Kai
Matas
Matas Petrikas
Co-Founder & CEO Vai Kai

Matas is the CEO & Co-Founder of Vai Kai, a natural tech toys company based in Berlin. He’s a software developer, product manager and dad of two daughters. Born in a family of craftsmen, he played with ceramics and woodwork since his early childhood. Later he produced music in his native countries Lithuania and Germany, before joining SoundCloud founding team in 2008. Now Matas dedicates his time to building more human tech for his daughters and kids of the world.

Session:

11:40 - 11:55
Thursday 14 July

matteo lai
Matteo Lai
CEO
Empatica
matteo lai
Matteo Lai
CEO Empatica

Matteo is the co-founder and CEO of Empatica, a company focused on wearable computing for the medical space. The company recently developed Embrace, a medical quality wearable for monitoring Epilepsy, Autism, and other neurological conditions.
Studied Engineering and trained as an Architect, he holds a Double MSc degree in Architecture and a Master in Innovation Management. He worked on technology experimental projects in the US, Europe and South America.

Session:

11:40 - 11:55
Thursday 14 July

Session:

15:00 - 15:25
Thursday 14 July

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Matthaus Krzykowski
Founder & MD
Salisbury Ventures
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Matthaus Krzykowski
Founder & MD Salisbury Ventures

Matthaus is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor.
Previously Matthaus was a co-founder at Xyo (acquired by Digital Turbine) and Priori Data (sold to Lakestar). Today he is helping tech-intensive and data-focused startups via his own Salisbury Ventures.
Additionally Matthaus is an Advisory Board member of contemporary creative agency the WYE that operates at the intersection of Art & Technology. He is also a co-host of the Arts Meets Tech events.

Session:

16:00 - 16:25
Thursday 14 July

Matt Loewe
Matthias Löwe
Gamemaster
Code Week Award
Matt Loewe
Matthias Löwe
Gamemaster Code Week Award

Matthias Löwe is engaged in workshops, talks and festivals of the Initiative Creative Gaming to establish an artistic and creative use of games by kids. He is also staging game jams and game-culture events like temporary escape games and XBox-Rock Battles with Gamestorm and co-organizes A MAZE. events like the European Indiegamefestival. Matthias is currently coordinating the German Code Week as well as organizing the Code Week Award within his team at the Technologiestiftung Berlin.

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Maurizio Pesce
Senior Tech Editor
WIRED Italy
maurizio
Maurizio Pesce
Senior Tech Editor WIRED Italy

Tech editor at Wired Italy, and WIRED European correspondent, I mainly cover personal technology, the social web and everything in between. Heavy traveller. Also, burger connoisseur.

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Maximilian Gotzler
Founder & CEO
Flowgrade
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Maximilian Gotzler
Founder & CEO Flowgrade

Maximilian Gotzler is the founder of Flowgrade, biohacker, basketball player, blogger, and organizer of Quantified Self Berlin. As one of the pioneers of the German Biohacking scene, Max built Flowgrade, a leading brand for functional nutrition such as lab-tested coffee beans, MCT oil, adaptogenic herbs and activated charcoal. Max also hosts The Flowgrade Show, a weekly biohacking podcast with expert guests such as Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey, CrossFit legend Kelly Starrett, and Ironman Ben Greenfield and and regularly speaks at events about self optimization, biohacking.

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Michael Rolph
Co-Founder & CRO
Yoyo Wallet
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Michael Rolph
Co-Founder & CRO Yoyo Wallet

Michael Rolph is CRO & co-founder of Yoyo, the only mobile platform that seamlessly blends payments, loyalty and discovery. Michael has held senior sales and strategy roles at Barclaycard Business, First Data and PayPal. Formerly a Director and EiR at Anthemis Group, he advised a number of companies in the payment space including Vocalink, Skrill, Regus and Hibu.

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Michael Ronen
Co-Founder
Splash
Michael Ronen - Splash
Michael Ronen
Co-Founder Splash

Michael Ronen, an Israeli Entrepreneur based in Berlin, has been involved in theatre and film directing for the past 10 years. He’s transitioned to the online media industry, combining his passion for the Arts with his experience in tech startups. Michael is the co-founder of Splash, a technology poised to disrupt the virtual reality space by allowing people to record 360 degrees video on their phone, with no additional hardware, in seconds. They won the “Virtual Technologies” part of the SXSW Accelerator.

Session:

12:00 - 12:15
Thursday 14 July

Michael  Zollhoefer
Michael Zollhoefer
Post Doctoral Researcher
Max-Planck-Institute
Michael  Zollhoefer
Michael Zollhoefer
Post Doctoral Researcher Max-Planck-Institute

Michael Zollhoefer received his PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg for his work on real-time non-rigid reconstruction using an RGB-D camera. He now works as a Post Doctoral Researcher in Computer Vision and Computer Graphics at the Graphics, Vision & Video Group headed by Prof. Christian Theobalt. His research interests cover: face reconstruction and performance capture using consumer-grade cameras and fast parallel non-linear optimization on graphics hardware.

1st & Future event at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA on February 6, 2016. Photo by Max Morse for TechCrunch
Miheer Walavalkar
CBO
LiveLike VR
1st & Future event at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA on February 6, 2016. Photo by Max Morse for TechCrunch
Miheer Walavalkar
CBO LiveLike VR

Miheer leads LiveLike’s business development and financing efforts and sits on its Board. After completing his Masters in Electrical Engineering Miheer spent four years on Wall Street doing M&A and proprietary trading. Since then he has co-founded and led three technology startups and has won awards such as CNBC Young Turk, NASSCOM Social Innovation Award and recently, the NFL/TechCrunch First and Future.

Session:

15:20 - 15:35

Wednesday 13 July

Mona Ruebsamen - Mona Ruebsamen_Web 01
Mona Rübsamen
Founder & CEO
FluxMusic / FluxFM
Mona Ruebsamen - Mona Ruebsamen_Web 01
Mona Rübsamen
Founder & CEO FluxMusic / FluxFM

FluxFM is a radio station, an app called FluxMusic providing 30 curated radio programs, an online platform, a community and event promoter with focus on pop culture, digital innovation and urban life. FluxFM employs 60 creative music-loving people.

As founder/managing partner, general manager and program director Mona Rübsamen is responsible for the network’s programming and strategic orientation. She was the launch director of MTV Germany, went on to found M2M Media.Brand.Music GmbH together with her current business partner Markus Kühn, and in 2004 she also founded Platform GmbH – the goal of both companies being to develop and implement innovative media formats.

Moshe Vardi
Professor
Rice University
Moshe Vardi
Professor Rice University

Moshe Y. Vardi is the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University. He is the author and co-author of over 500 papers, as well as two books. He is the recipient of several scientific awards, is a fellow of several societies and a member of several honorary academies, and he holds multiple honorary doctorates.

Session:

12:20 - 12:35
Thursday 14 July

Session:

16:30 - 16:45
Thursday 14 July

Muneeb-Ali-Blockstack-Labs
Muneeb Ali
Co-Founder
Blockstack Labs
Muneeb-Ali-Blockstack-Labs
Muneeb Ali
Co-Founder Blockstack Labs

Muneeb Ali received his Masters in Computer Science from Princeton University and did PhD-level research in distributed systems at Princeton working in the systems group and at PlanetLab—the world’s first and largest cloud computing testbed. Muneeb was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship and a Princeton Graduate Fellowship. He has built a wide range of production systems and published research papers with over 800 citations. Blockstack allows people to build decentralized, server-less apps for identity, naming, storage, and authentication.

Session:

15:30 - 15:45

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

15:30 - 15:55
Thursday 14 July

Nadav Wilf - 11200792_10153447597802512_8297126868184109135_n
Nadav Wilf
CPO
HeroX
Nadav Wilf - 11200792_10153447597802512_8297126868184109135_n
Nadav Wilf
CPO HeroX

Nadav has 12 years of experience building, investing in and selling tech startups. He founded MatrixMT, a leading search engine optimization firm which was acquired by GearyLSF in 2009. Nadav then sold DiscoverSD.com to Platinum Equity Group in 2011.

After these ventures, Nadav chose to shift his focus on creating impact in the world and joined Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, as Chief Possibility Officer and partner in HeroX, a leading incentive prize platform.

Session:

12:05 - 12:30

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

14:15 - 14:30

Wednesday 13 July

Session:

12:45 - 13:00
Thursday 14 July

Session:

11:30 - 11:55
Thursday 14 July

Nathan Levin - Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 3.49.38 PM
Nathan Levin
Producer
IMVU
Nathan Levin - Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 3.49.38 PM
Nathan Levin
Producer IMVU

Nate is a Producer at IMVU, Eric Ries’s original Lean Startup, leading it’s global developer program to bring avatar based interactive experiences to its 150MM users. Nate was also the Product Manager for IMVU’s mobile teams, overseeing the must successful product launch of the companies history. Additionally, Nate worked with IMVU and Whale Rock as a producer for the massively successful Kim Kardashian Kimoji app. Also an avid traveler, Nate has been to 80 countries and all 7 continents.

Navid Hadzaad, CEO of GoButler, in their office in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Photograph by Casey Kelbaugh
Navid Hadzaad
Founder & CEO
Angel.ai
Navid Hadzaad, CEO of GoButler, in their office in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Photograph by Casey Kelbaugh
Navid Hadzaad
Founder & CEO Angel.ai

Navid is the CEO and co-founder of Angel.ai (formerly GoButler) a technology company that supports businesses in automating conversational commerce using natural language processing. Prior to founding Angel.ai, Navid worked for Rocket Internet where he served as a co-founder and managing director of ZipJet and CMO of Helping. Most recently, he was featured on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Consumer Tech category.

Session:

12:00 - 12:10
Thursday 14 July

Neeraj Jhanji - neeraj_head (1)
Neeraj Jhanji
Founder
Tinker/AirMount
Neeraj Jhanji - neeraj_head (1)
Neeraj Jhanji
Founder Tinker/AirMount

Neeraj founded ImaHima – the world’s first mobile social network in Tokyo in 1999, and invented mobile checkin, status updates, and location-based marketing. His groundbreaking patents were acquired by Facebook in 2013. More than two billion smartphone people use mobile social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google today. His new venture Tinker is launching AirMount, a natural way for sharing mobile content nearby.

Session:

12:20 - 12:30
Thursday 14 July

Session:

14:30 - 14:45
Thursday 14 July

nic cary
Nic Cary
Co-Founder
Blockchain
nic cary
Nic Cary
Co-Founder Blockchain

Raised in Denver, Colorado, Nicolas has a love for the outdoors and traveling; he attributes much of his entrepreneurial insight to his personal journeys around the world. Nicolas loves the free-market spirit behind Bitcoin and has been a believer in it since the beginning. Nicolas brings inspired insight and a unique skill set of creative passion and ethical, pragmatic, thought leadership to his role at Blockchain.

Session:

10:30 - 10:40

Wednesday 13 July

Blinkist Gründer "Niklas Jansen"
Niklas Jansen
Co-Founder
Blinkist