Program 2018 - Tech Open Air

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  • Forest Stage
  • June 20th July
  • toa18
  • Morning Meditation

  • Forest Stage
  • toa18
  • Morning Meditation

  • Forest Stage
  • June 21st July
  • toa18
  • Qi Gong

  • Forest Stage
  • toa18
  • Qi Gong

  • Forest Stage
  • June 20th July
  • toa18
  • Kundalini Dance Meditation

  • Forest Stage
  • toa18
  • Kundalini Dance Meditation

  • Forest Stage
  • June 21st July
  • toa18
  • Kundalini Dance Meditation

  • Forest Stage
  • toa18
  • Kundalini Dance Meditation

  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • How Location Data is Transforming Smart Cities

  • Understanding human movement and behavior in the world drives significant innovation. Thomas will discuss using location intelligence to improve city planning and smart city initiatives.

  • Thomas Walle
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Unacast
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • How Location Data is Transforming Smart Cities

Understanding human movement and behavior in the world drives significant innovation. Thomas will discuss using location intelligence to improve city planning and smart city initiatives.

  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Fireside
  • The Road to the Largest Cleanup in History

  • Boyan Slat, 23-year-old Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, discusses his plan to remove all plastic from the world\'s oceans by 2050

  • Boyan Slat
  • Founder & CEO
  • The Ocean Cleanup
  • Eric Wahlforss
  • Founder & CPO
  • SoundCloud
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • The Road to the Largest Cleanup in History

Boyan Slat, 23-year-old Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, discusses his plan to remove all plastic from the world\'s oceans by 2050

  • Eric Wahlforss
  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Stefan Thomas

  • Stefan Thomas
  • CTO
  • Ripple
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Stefan Thomas

  • Forest Stage
  • June 20th July
  • toa18
  • Sound Meditation

  • Forest Stage
  • toa18
  • Sound Meditation

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Fireside
  • Perseverance Despite the Odds

  • Dr. Epps, NASA Astronaut and former CIA agent, will take to the stage to give us all a fascinating insight into what it takes to be a female astronaut today. She will also discuss the obstacles she has had to overcome in her career, and how she has persevered, despite the odds.

  • Jeanette Epps
  • Astronaut
  • NASA
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • Perseverance Despite the Odds

Dr. Epps, NASA Astronaut and former CIA agent, will take to the stage to give us all a fascinating insight into what it takes to be a female astronaut today. She will also discuss the obstacles she has had to overcome in her career, and how she has persevered, despite the odds.

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Be the change you want to see in the world. Upcycling the oceans.

  • Javier Goyeneche
  • Founder
  • ECOALF
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Be the change you want to see in the world. Upcycling the oceans.

  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Technology-Enabled Creativity for Emerging Artists

  • The complexity of learning and mastering appropriate skills has always inhibited creativity. In the world of music, new technologies are gradually removing these hurdles to the music creation and commercialisation lifecycle, liberating everyone to experience and participate in the music process.

  • Pascal Pilon
  • CEO
  • LANDR Audio
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Technology-Enabled Creativity for Emerging Artists

The complexity of learning and mastering appropriate skills has always inhibited creativity. In the world of music, new technologies are gradually removing these hurdles to the music creation and commercialisation lifecycle, liberating everyone to experience and participate in the music process.

  • June 21st July
  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2B Startup

  • 10 B2B startups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2B Startup

10 B2B startups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Fireside
  • How technology will bring back the human connection in the workspace

  • Megatrends like urbanization, technological advancements and demographic changes in the workforce require us to radically rethink how we use space and safeguard real human relationships in our environment. At WeWork, we believe that technology & people’s relationship to physical spaces is key to achieve this.  

  • David Fano
  • Chief Growth Officer
  • WeWork
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • How technology will bring back the human connection in the workspace

Megatrends like urbanization, technological advancements and demographic changes in the workforce require us to radically rethink how we use space and safeguard real human relationships in our environment. At WeWork, we believe that technology & people’s relationship to physical spaces is key to achieve this.  

  • Studio 3
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Can robots save our planet? The Role of AI in Smart Buildings

  • In the age of IoT, novel techniques in Deep Learning are tethering real world applications that could shape how our planet consumes energy.

  • Mark Chung
  • CEO
  • Verdigris Technologies
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Can robots save our planet? The Role of AI in Smart Buildings

In the age of IoT, novel techniques in Deep Learning are tethering real world applications that could shape how our planet consumes energy.

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Blockchain & Art: Produce, Distribute, Secure

  • Blockchain technology is changing the art world. From artistic production and distribution to security and authentication, blockchain technology is changing the way we create and consume visual arts.

  • Jess Houlgrave
  • Co-Founder & COO
  • Codex Protocol
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Blockchain & Art: Produce, Distribute, Secure

Blockchain technology is changing the art world. From artistic production and distribution to security and authentication, blockchain technology is changing the way we create and consume visual arts.

  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Quantum Computing, A World Of Endless Impossibilities

  • Whurley
  • Founder & CEO
  • Strangeworks
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • Quantum Computing, A World Of Endless Impossibilities

  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Fireside
  • From a Local Underdog to an International “Smoooth Operator”

  • The story about the journey from a small Swedish start-up to a leading global payments provider, from a CEO and co-founder perspective. A story in three phases; from building credibility and trust to becoming a unique fintech company.

  • Sebastian Siemiatkowski
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Klarna
  • Studio 3
  • Fireside
  • From a Local Underdog to an International “Smoooth Operator”

The story about the journey from a small Swedish start-up to a leading global payments provider, from a CEO and co-founder perspective. A story in three phases; from building credibility and trust to becoming a unique fintech company.

  • Sebastian Siemiatkowski
  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Julian Zawistowski

  • Julian Zawistowski
  • Founder & CEO
  • Golem
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Julian Zawistowski

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Phil Gilbert

  • Phil Gilbert
  • General Manager, Design
  • IBM
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Phil Gilbert

  • Phil Gilbert
  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Arlan Hamilton

  • Arlan Hamilton is disrupting the VC world by investing exclusively in underestimated founders. During this firesid,e we\'ll cover Arlan\'s unique investment hypothesis and why the fund she just announced is going to change the game forever.

  • Arlan Hamilton
  • Founder & Managing Partner
  • Backstage Capital
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton is disrupting the VC world by investing exclusively in underestimated founders. During this firesid,e we\'ll cover Arlan\'s unique investment hypothesis and why the fund she just announced is going to change the game forever.

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Clare Jones

  • Clare Jones
  • CCO
  • what3words
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Clare Jones

  • June 21st July
  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2C Startup

  • 10 B2C startups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2C Startup

10 B2C startups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Amol Sarva

  • Amol Sarva
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Knotel
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Amol Sarva

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Crypto’s Cultural Opportunity

  • Crypto has a culture problem, which threatens to jeopardise the viability of the project at large. There are resilient and deep subcultural communities on the margins that may provide the best immediate test cases for blockchain technology and decentralised consensus systems, and are being overlooked in favour of flawed legacy industries. I discuss how if the crypto community wants to deliver on its transformative promise, it would do well to expand its vision, and put their tokens where their mouth is.

  • Mathew Dryhurst
  • Artist
  • -
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Crypto’s Cultural Opportunity

Crypto has a culture problem, which threatens to jeopardise the viability of the project at large. There are resilient and deep subcultural communities on the margins that may provide the best immediate test cases for blockchain technology and decentralised consensus systems, and are being overlooked in favour of flawed legacy industries. I discuss how if the crypto community wants to deliver on its transformative promise, it would do well to expand its vision, and put their tokens where their mouth is.

  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Deep Learning for Medical Imaging

  • Deep learning optimized for images has been able to diagnose a variety of medical conditions at a comparable accuracy to human experts. New research shows this technique can be applied to retinal imaging to detect diabetic eye disease and cancer as well as make novel predictions such as cardiovascular risk.

  • Lily Peng
  • Researcher
  • Google
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • Deep Learning for Medical Imaging

Deep learning optimized for images has been able to diagnose a variety of medical conditions at a comparable accuracy to human experts. New research shows this technique can be applied to retinal imaging to detect diabetic eye disease and cancer as well as make novel predictions such as cardiovascular risk.

  • Lily Peng
  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Axel Steinkuhle

  • Axel Steinkuhle
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • evrbit
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Axel Steinkuhle

  • Axel Steinkuhle
  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • On-Demand Everything: Transforming Commerce & Cities

  • Technologies ranging from robotics to driverless cars are fundamentally transforming the movement of goods, parcels, and foods in cities. The rise of on-demand technologies, the gig-economy, and new modes of transportation fuel a shift in how local retail merchants compete in the era of e-Commerce.

  • Bastian Lehmann
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Postmates
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • On-Demand Everything: Transforming Commerce & Cities

Technologies ranging from robotics to driverless cars are fundamentally transforming the movement of goods, parcels, and foods in cities. The rise of on-demand technologies, the gig-economy, and new modes of transportation fuel a shift in how local retail merchants compete in the era of e-Commerce.

  • Studio 3
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Michael Ventura

  • Michael Ventura
  • Founder & CEO
  • Sub Rosa
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Michael Ventura

  • Michael Ventura
  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Everyday We Hustlin’: From The Street To Silicon Valley

  • Get a rare look into how one man learned the lessons it took to go from street crime and gang violence in the Bronx, to scaling a startup from $0 to $15M in annual recurring revenue in under 2.5 years. Hear anecdotes and learn tactics that Hustle has applied to become a Silicon Valley revenue and diversity success story.

  • Ysiad Ferreiras
  • COO
  • Hustle
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Everyday We Hustlin’: From The Street To Silicon Valley

Get a rare look into how one man learned the lessons it took to go from street crime and gang violence in the Bronx, to scaling a startup from $0 to $15M in annual recurring revenue in under 2.5 years. Hear anecdotes and learn tactics that Hustle has applied to become a Silicon Valley revenue and diversity success story.

  • Innovation Stage
  • June 21st July
  • toa18
  • Sales Management, Simplified

  • Timo Rein
  • Co-Founder and CEO of Pipedrive
  • Pipedrive
  • Innovation Stage
  • toa18
  • Sales Management, Simplified

  • June 21st July
  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: Tech For Social Impact

  • 10 Tech For Social Impact companies will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: Tech For Social Impact

10 Tech For Social Impact companies will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Creative Strategy for Emergent Storytelling

  • What is creative strategy? Why is creative strategy essential to emergent storytelling? Wtf is emergent storytelling?! AI-powered immersive theater project \"Frankenstein AI: a monster made by many\" will serve as a case study as we explore these questions.

  • Rachel Ginsberg
  • Lead Artist
  • Frankenstein AI
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Creative Strategy for Emergent Storytelling

What is creative strategy? Why is creative strategy essential to emergent storytelling? Wtf is emergent storytelling?! AI-powered immersive theater project \"Frankenstein AI: a monster made by many\" will serve as a case study as we explore these questions.

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Let’s Start a New Economy! Building Community for Token Projects

  • Over $10 Billion of investment has flowed into ICOs and most of the projects will fail without a community that can outlive the euphoria of the initial token sale and public listing on a crypto-exchange. What can be done to ensure that a project survives, thrives and brings impact on a global scale?

  • Bruce Pon
  • Founder
  • Ocean Protocol
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Let’s Start a New Economy! Building Community for Token Projects

Over $10 Billion of investment has flowed into ICOs and most of the projects will fail without a community that can outlive the euphoria of the initial token sale and public listing on a crypto-exchange. What can be done to ensure that a project survives, thrives and brings impact on a global scale?

  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Knowshop
  • GDPR: Do it right – boost sales to new heights

  • With General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) enforcement taking effect on the 25th of May, gaining real competitive advantage will involve a shift in mindset. Beyond any initial pain lies a valuable opportunity: people trust companies that are more transparent about how they handle data. Let\'s explore how to rethink your processes to prioritize customer trust and champion privacy and data protection.

  • Martin Henk
  • Co-Founder & Product VP
  • Pipedrive
  • Studio 3
  • Knowshop
  • GDPR: Do it right – boost sales to new heights

With General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) enforcement taking effect on the 25th of May, gaining real competitive advantage will involve a shift in mindset. Beyond any initial pain lies a valuable opportunity: people trust companies that are more transparent about how they handle data. Let\'s explore how to rethink your processes to prioritize customer trust and champion privacy and data protection.

  • Martin Henk
  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Patient Power – How digitalisation will democratise healthcare

  • Johannes Schildt
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • KRY
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Patient Power – How digitalisation will democratise healthcare

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Dr. Friederike Ernst

  • Friederike Ernst
  • COO
  • Gnosis
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Dr. Friederike Ernst

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Using Tech to Recapture Music’s Old School Magic

  • Beatie Wolfe
  • Musician
  • -
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Using Tech to Recapture Music’s Old School Magic

  • Studio 3
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • No More Cities by 2050? How AI Will Make Urban Life Redundant

  • Cities came to exist due to trade and economic opportunity. What if geographical distance wasn’t a barrier? As we better understand people’s journeys, tech such as the Hyperloop, VR/AR, drones and the flying car become a reality. By 2050, tech will enable people to live, work and travel wherever they want.

  • Georg Polzer
  • Co-Founder
  • Teralytics
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • No More Cities by 2050? How AI Will Make Urban Life Redundant

Cities came to exist due to trade and economic opportunity. What if geographical distance wasn’t a barrier? As we better understand people’s journeys, tech such as the Hyperloop, VR/AR, drones and the flying car become a reality. By 2050, tech will enable people to live, work and travel wherever they want.

  • Innovation Stage
  • June 20th July
  • toa18
  • Why microservices will shake-up the enterprise software market

  • How microservices disrupt enterprise software development and help corporates digitize.

  • Kaspar von Grünberg
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Humanitec
  • Innovation Stage
  • toa18
  • Why microservices will shake-up the enterprise software market

How microservices disrupt enterprise software development and help corporates digitize.

  • Kaspar von Grünberg
  • Innovation Stage
  • June 20th July
  • toa18
  • Enabling Blockchain Creators

  • Thomas Schouten
  • Head of Marketing
  • Lisk
  • Innovation Stage
  • toa18
  • Enabling Blockchain Creators

  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Hans-Holger Albrecht

  • Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht shares his experience as Global CEO at Deezer, one of the largest music streaming services worldwide. Deezer offers more than 35 million tracks in over 180 countries to currently more than 16 million active monthly users.

  • Hans-Holger Albrecht
  • CEO
  • Deezer
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Hans-Holger Albrecht

Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht shares his experience as Global CEO at Deezer, one of the largest music streaming services worldwide. Deezer offers more than 35 million tracks in over 180 countries to currently more than 16 million active monthly users.

  • Forest Stage
  • June 20th July
  • toa18
  • Loving Kindness Meditation

  • Mounira Latrache
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Connected Business
  • Forest Stage
  • toa18
  • Loving Kindness Meditation

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Ralf Wenzel

  • Ralf Wenzel
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Delivery Hero
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Ralf Wenzel

  • June 21st July
  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2B Scaleup

  • 10 B2B Scaleups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2B Scaleup

10 B2B Scaleups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Investing in “Wakanda” Will Produce the Next Big Ideas

  • Genius is equally distributed, but access is not. We miss out on big ideas (that can advance human potential) from women and people of color because we investors neglect, underfund and do not build a community around them. This is not only moral failure, it is bad business.

  • Aaron Walker
  • Founder & CEO
  • Camelback Ventures
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Investing in “Wakanda” Will Produce the Next Big Ideas

Genius is equally distributed, but access is not. We miss out on big ideas (that can advance human potential) from women and people of color because we investors neglect, underfund and do not build a community around them. This is not only moral failure, it is bad business.

  • Forest Stage
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Search Inside Yourself: Mindful Leadership Training

  • Mounira Latrache
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Connected Business
  • Forest Stage
  • Ignite
  • Search Inside Yourself: Mindful Leadership Training

  • Innovation Stage
  • June 21st July
  • toa18
  • Retail of Tomorrow

  • The changes digitalization entails for retail are being seriously underestimated. Add to that major developments at the social level. Customers no longer live in the “either/or”, instead embracing the “both”. Clear limits no longer exist. Different aspects of life are more and more often becoming blurred. If we don’t grasp these changes now and translate them into reality, we run the risk of losing the appeal of inner cities and malls. Digitalization can change this. What does the retail of tomorrow look like? What will interaction between end consumers and brands look like in the future?

  • Marc Schumacher
  • Managing Director
  • Liganova
  • Innovation Stage
  • toa18
  • Retail of Tomorrow

The changes digitalization entails for retail are being seriously underestimated. Add to that major developments at the social level. Customers no longer live in the “either/or”, instead embracing the “both”. Clear limits no longer exist. Different aspects of life are more and more often becoming blurred. If we don’t grasp these changes now and translate them into reality, we run the risk of losing the appeal of inner cities and malls. Digitalization can change this. What does the retail of tomorrow look like? What will interaction between end consumers and brands look like in the future?

  • Marc Schumacher
  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Customer Experience: Your Startup’s Most Important Battleground

  • Customers today buy more based on aggregate ratings and reviews than on anything else. According to Medallia research, 50% of Millennials say online reviews are the most influential factor in their purchase decision. How can start-up’s continue to prioritize customer experience as they rapidly scale?

  • Amy Pressman
  • Co-Founder & President
  • Medallia
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • Customer Experience: Your Startup’s Most Important Battleground

Customers today buy more based on aggregate ratings and reviews than on anything else. According to Medallia research, 50% of Millennials say online reviews are the most influential factor in their purchase decision. How can start-up’s continue to prioritize customer experience as they rapidly scale?

  • Amy Pressman
  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Decentralized Identity & the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Carsten Stöcker
  • Founder
  • Spherity
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Decentralized Identity & the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • A Bug’s Life: Balancing the Food Chain with Insects

  • Aude Guo
  • Co-Founder
  • InnovaFeed
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • A Bug’s Life: Balancing the Food Chain with Insects

  • Studio 3
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • The Currency of Truth

  • A former marketing executive turned Hollywood filmmaker takes a deep dive into how embracing your story can transform your life and help heal a divided world.

  • Farhoud Meybodi
  • Head of Creative
  • Wayfarer Entertainment
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • The Currency of Truth

A former marketing executive turned Hollywood filmmaker takes a deep dive into how embracing your story can transform your life and help heal a divided world.

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Facing the Sixth Extinction

  • In the current \"Sixth Extinction\" we, humans, are arguably the asteroid that caused the previous (fifth) extinction. So what can we do? From reinventing agriculture to inspiring deeper understanding and respect for biodiversity, we urgently need to reconfigure the relationship between humans and the other species with whom we share the planet.

  • Michael John Gorman
  • Founder
  • BIOTOPIA
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • Facing the Sixth Extinction

In the current \"Sixth Extinction\" we, humans, are arguably the asteroid that caused the previous (fifth) extinction. So what can we do? From reinventing agriculture to inspiring deeper understanding and respect for biodiversity, we urgently need to reconfigure the relationship between humans and the other species with whom we share the planet.

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Sextech x Erotic Intelligence: Sex, Love, & Human Connection

  • The robots are coming! From AI-enabled sex dolls to polyamory, what is technology’s impact on human sexuality and human connection? What intelligence do we need to cultivate now, to prepare for the future?

  • Mal Harrison
  • Founder & CEO
  • Center for Erotic Intel.
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Sextech x Erotic Intelligence: Sex, Love, & Human Connection

The robots are coming! From AI-enabled sex dolls to polyamory, what is technology’s impact on human sexuality and human connection? What intelligence do we need to cultivate now, to prepare for the future?

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • How Blockchains Will Impact the Asset Management Industry

  • Mona Elisa
  • CEO
  • Melonport AG
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • How Blockchains Will Impact the Asset Management Industry

  • Studio 3
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Create to evolve. Rethink to invent. Be aware to sustain.

  • Yasha Young
  • Executive Director
  • URBAN NATION
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Create to evolve. Rethink to invent. Be aware to sustain.

  • June 21st July
  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2C Scaleup

  • 10 B2B scaleups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Pitch Event
  • DT50 Pitch Competition: B2C Scaleup

10 B2B scaleups will pitch their businesses to TOA judge panel and the audience, and the winner will be announced at DT50 Award ceremony in the afternoon of 21 June. The members of the judge panel coming soon!

  • Studio 3
  • June 21st July
  • Knowshop
  • How Ego Gets in the Way of Good Design

  • Do you remember the last time you admitted being wrong? Pretty difficult, right? This talk/workshop will examine the societal, cultural and mental influences that hamper your decision-making abilities; you will learn how Design Thinking can help you transcend your desire to be right by adopting a people-first perspective that can lead to better decisions, effective teams, and successful products.

  • Adam Perlis
  • Founder & CEO
  • Academy
  • Studio 3
  • Knowshop
  • How Ego Gets in the Way of Good Design

Do you remember the last time you admitted being wrong? Pretty difficult, right? This talk/workshop will examine the societal, cultural and mental influences that hamper your decision-making abilities; you will learn how Design Thinking can help you transcend your desire to be right by adopting a people-first perspective that can lead to better decisions, effective teams, and successful products.

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Stop Breaking Everything: A Post-Disruption Future

  • What was once an inaudible trickle, rejection of disruption and its break-everything mentality has become impossible to ignore. From headlines like “Facebook’s Two Years of Hell“ to the know-it-all monoculture of Silicon Valley, the chorus of disillusionment is swelling. But if not the disruptive model, what then?

  • Julie Hansen
  • CEO U.S.
  • Babbel
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • Stop Breaking Everything: A Post-Disruption Future

What was once an inaudible trickle, rejection of disruption and its break-everything mentality has become impossible to ignore. From headlines like “Facebook’s Two Years of Hell“ to the know-it-all monoculture of Silicon Valley, the chorus of disillusionment is swelling. But if not the disruptive model, what then?

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • The Power of Ideation & Creative Play

  • Initiating new projects and formats to spark digital transformation and a new culture of innovation is key to stay competitive. This talk shares insights into how the power of creative play can enhance the ideation process by breaking daily routine and exploring sideways from standard company structures.

  • Markus Hägele
  • Head of DigitalLife@Daimler
  • Daimler AG
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • The Power of Ideation & Creative Play

Initiating new projects and formats to spark digital transformation and a new culture of innovation is key to stay competitive. This talk shares insights into how the power of creative play can enhance the ideation process by breaking daily routine and exploring sideways from standard company structures.

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Funding the Future: ICOs in 2018 and Beyond

  • Since the first ICO in 2013, the token sale market has gone through a constant evolution, surviving booms and busts. We willl discuss the latest on how token networks are financing themselves and where the industry is going — all to answer the question: how will the future of technology raise money?

  • Andy Bromberg
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • CoinList
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Funding the Future: ICOs in 2018 and Beyond

Since the first ICO in 2013, the token sale market has gone through a constant evolution, surviving booms and busts. We willl discuss the latest on how token networks are financing themselves and where the industry is going — all to answer the question: how will the future of technology raise money?

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Frank Thelen

  • Frank Thelen
  • Founder & CEO
  • Freigeist
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Frank Thelen

  • Studio 3
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • All Companies Should Be Social Enterprises

  • How will companies be structured to avoid creating inequalities in an increasingly decentralised society? Should we require private companies to have a social responsibility? What if all companies were social enterprises?

  • Anisah Osman Britton
  • Founder & CEO
  • 23 Code Street
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • All Companies Should Be Social Enterprises

How will companies be structured to avoid creating inequalities in an increasingly decentralised society? Should we require private companies to have a social responsibility? What if all companies were social enterprises?

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Mendel Kaelen

  • Mendel Kaelen
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Wavepaths
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Mendel Kaelen

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • The Longest Tail: User-Generated Currencies

  • Money is a tool for human collaboration, and is undergoing its third major technological evolution. Why we need it, how we use it, who creates it and where it flows in society are all up for redesign in the era of user-generated currencies, powered by blockchain.

  • Galia Benartzi
  • Co-Founder
  • Bancor
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • The Longest Tail: User-Generated Currencies

Money is a tool for human collaboration, and is undergoing its third major technological evolution. Why we need it, how we use it, who creates it and where it flows in society are all up for redesign in the era of user-generated currencies, powered by blockchain.

  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • The Speed of Light is Way Too Slow

  • You probably never think about it, but the speed of light affects you on a daily basis. It is often the reason a web site is slow, a ride hailing app pauses trying to show you the nearest car, or you swipe left only to have to wait for your future spouse to appear on screen. So, what are we going to do about it? In this fun talk I will use dog walking drones, Bonnie Tyler and more to illustrate the problem and its solutions.

  • John Graham-Cumming
  • CTO
  • Cloudflare
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • The Speed of Light is Way Too Slow

You probably never think about it, but the speed of light affects you on a daily basis. It is often the reason a web site is slow, a ride hailing app pauses trying to show you the nearest car, or you swipe left only to have to wait for your future spouse to appear on screen. So, what are we going to do about it? In this fun talk I will use dog walking drones, Bonnie Tyler and more to illustrate the problem and its solutions.

  • Studio 2
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Designing for Natural Interfaces

  • What will happen when everyone and everything on the planet is digitally connected? What will it mean when artificial intelligence can sense and learn from the world around us? We can use natural design to create a better experience around data and improve our everyday life.

  • Kaave Pour
  • Co-Founder & Creative Dir.
  • SPACE10
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Designing for Natural Interfaces

What will happen when everyone and everything on the planet is digitally connected? What will it mean when artificial intelligence can sense and learn from the world around us? We can use natural design to create a better experience around data and improve our everyday life.

  • Studio 3
  • June 21st July
  • Ignite
  • Scaling Wisdom in the Age of Technology and Uncertainty

  • How can we prepare for an unpredictable technological future with our jobs, wellbeing and planet at stake? We’ll explore an evidence-based scalable skill to help us solve our global cognitive crisis.

  • Parneet Pal
  • Chief Science Officer
  • Wisdom Labs
  • Studio 3
  • Ignite
  • Scaling Wisdom in the Age of Technology and Uncertainty

How can we prepare for an unpredictable technological future with our jobs, wellbeing and planet at stake? We’ll explore an evidence-based scalable skill to help us solve our global cognitive crisis.

  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Fireside
  • Bleeding for Blockchain

  • In January 2018, Kevin Abosch made news across the globe when he used his own blood to tokenize himself on the Ethereum blockchain in the form of 10 million works of virtual art. The artist was not prepared for what happened next.

  • Kevin Abosch
  • Artist
  • Studio Kevin Abosch
  • Studio 2
  • Fireside
  • Bleeding for Blockchain

In January 2018, Kevin Abosch made news across the globe when he used his own blood to tokenize himself on the Ethereum blockchain in the form of 10 million works of virtual art. The artist was not prepared for what happened next.

  • Studio 1
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • The Power of the Avatar

  • Join the CEO and Creative Director of Bitmoji, the world\'s most downloaded app in 2017, and Creator of Bitstrips, as he tells us about how emojis have developed into a universal language.

  • Ba Blackstock
  • CEO & Creative Director of Bitmoji
  • Snap Inc.
  • Studio 1
  • Ignite
  • The Power of the Avatar

Join the CEO and Creative Director of Bitmoji, the world\'s most downloaded app in 2017, and Creator of Bitstrips, as he tells us about how emojis have developed into a universal language.

  • Ba Blackstock
  • Studio 1
  • June 21st July
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Daniel Miller

  • Daniel Miller
  • Founder
  • Mute
  • John Acquaviva
  • Co-Founder
  • Plus 8 Equity Partners
  • Studio 1
  • Fireside
  • Fireside Chat with Daniel Miller

  • Daniel Miller
  • Studio 2
  • June 20th July
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Dominic Williams

  • Dominic Williams
  • Founder & Chief Scientist
  • Dfinity
  • Studio 2
  • Ignite
  • Ignite Talk with Dominic Williams