Ciara Byrne started her career in academic Machine Learning research, was the CTO of a security startup and managed a suite of software products as well as building her own.
Tom began his career on Wall Street before moving to Zurich in 1994, where he worked in communications and marketing at both Credit Suisse and UBS. He has been involved in blockchain since 2015, and in 2017 helped found the Crypto Valley Association (CVA), where he serves as Chair of the Enterprise Blockchain Working Group.
EyeEm’s distinct blend of talented photographers sharing beautiful and authentic photos, and unique photo indexing and search technologies have made it one of the fastest growing photography platforms in the world.
The EyeEm Community now boasts 13 million photographers in over 100 countries. EyeEm’s yearly Photography Award and Festival is the largest photography competition in the world, and the company’s apps and website are regular features and award winners in both Google and Apple’s app store. Furthermore, EyeEm has regularly won various European and global awards for design, product, and technology.
Before starting EyeEm, Ramzi was a PHD candidate with years of research and lectures on the social, economic and technological aspects of privacy in Social Media. Ramzi is a passionate software architect, photographer and pianist.
With nearly 10 years of experience in augmented reality and wearable tech, Tom has provided strategic direction and lead teams to implement new technologies with brands such as Elle Canada, Sportsnet, Nestle, Samsung and Best Buy.
In 2012, he founded one of the first blogs dedicated to wearable tech which eventually got acquired by UBM and continued to cover the space as a freelance journalist and regular morning show expert in a wearable tech segment on CTV’s Canada AM.
In 2013, Tom founded We Are Wearables which he grew to the largest wearable tech community of its kind prior to its acquisition by AugmentedReality.org. Tom continues to nurture and grow the AR/VR ecosystem as Co-Producer of AWE, the world’s #1 XR event series, with a reach of over 250,000 professionals dedicated to XR (augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality). AWE hosts the world’s #1 AR+VR conference in USA, Europe, Asia and Tel Aviv as well as AWE Nite meetups in chapters across North America including San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago and New York.
Tom is an active investor and partner at Super Ventures, a fund dedicated to augmented reality.
Tom’s thoughts on wearables and AR/VR continue to be sought after by media such as CNN, BBC, Forbes and The NY Times and on stage as a keynote speaker for conferences such as TEDx, TechCrunch Disrupt and SXSW. His passion for this space is driven by his belief that wearable tech plays a critical role in our human evolution.
In 2007, she set up the Marketing & Business Development department for the startup Netlog (81 million registered members, backed by Index Ventures & Atomico). In 2011, she moved to London and went from evangelising Social Media to Online Video targeting media & entertainment companies in the UK and EMEA. She first worked for open source video platform Kaltura (short form video), followed by Saffron Digital (TV series & movies). In 2014, she returned to Brussels to lead the newly founded tech publication, tech.eu, as a COO. In April 2016, while co-founding a B2C application in VR, she was introduced to the WebXR community.
She has founded the “Women in Immersive Tech” initiative in 2016. The Facebook group counts more than 800 female members across Europe.
LucidWeb is research partner & co-publisher of “The VR Fund European Industry Landscape” & of Tech.eu’s investment analysis “State of the European VR Industry”.
Prior to this position, she was leading the global accelerator in beijing at HTC VIVE, the world’s top VR company. Vivian also lead the investmen team at Meitu, a HongKong listed internet company, known as china’s instagram where she has invested in FaceU，acquired by Bytedance. She also worked at CITIC CAPITAL’s VC team after graduating from the University of Cambridge.
Mauro Rubin was born in 1980 in Turin. He developed his first program in “basic language” when he was eleven years old, discovering the passion that would have stayed with him for the rest of his life.
From 1998 to 2001 he taught skydiving in the Italian Army and he approached for the first time to the virtual reality simulator for paratroopers.
In 2003 he worked as analyst developer for several companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In December 2010 he founded JoinPad, one of the most advanced Augmented Reality company among the AR scene. JoinPad is developing and supporting AR applications for the industrial sector.
As speaker about Augmented Reality and new technologies, he has been invited by many Italian universities such as: Jiao Tong University (Beijing), IULM l’Università di Comunicazione e Lingue, SDA Bocconi School of Management ,Politecnico Milano, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti.
Mohammed specialises in bringing together technological efficiencies to the business world. Most recent start-up is ReadyCache, a web acceleration platform using Multi-CDN technology.
Mohammed holds an Executive MBA from University of Oxford and a BSc in eCommerce from Brunel University, London.
Marleen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nxchange. Previously the Managing Director of proprietary trading firm, Optiver, where she was responsible for all US activities and managed over 150 option traders. Marleen is specialised in building decentralized trading platforms adhering to regulatory compliance to trade any physical asset or security in a peer-to-peer environment.
I am responsible for a team of 65 managing corporate energy procurement, trading 8 TWh of gas and power on behalf of consumers, bill validation, data analysis, and providing market intelligence and analysis.
I have has presented at events including Smart Grids Clean Power, Agribusiness2014, SustainabilityLive, the Energy Event, EnergyRisk, EMEX and ERRA Energy Regulation, and am a frequent commentator in the media, including trade press, national newspapers, radio and tv.
My focus is on the evolution of the energy system, consumer engagement with markets and the cost of energy, covering the integration of energy procurement with energy management, managing risk through trading and balancing, demand response, generation and energy efficiency.
Responsible for Global Mobile B2B Product Management for Samsung smart phones, wearables and tablets with prior experiences in strategic partnership with Microsoft, Google, Intel and AMD. Prior to Samsung in 2012, served as HP APJ Regional Business Unit Manager (P&L) for solution-based businesses such as Thin Client, VDI and Cloud Computing solutions in Asia.
Wide range of experience in the energy sector ranges from the development of policy and regulatory frameworks to relationship management on energy solutions with Fortune 100 utility and corporate clients.
Prior to LO3 Energy, Lawrence was the Director of New Products for CLEAResult, working as the strategic lead on the development, piloting and deployment of new utility service offerings. This focused on energy efficiency, microgrid, and load management for commercial, industrial and residential market sectors.
Mr. Belani serves as an Advisor of MightyHive. He teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University. He served as an Associate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson until 2010. He has experiences with New Ventures and Established Firms. He served in product management with Zaplet. As a Management Consultant of McKinsey, he served with Fortune 500 hi tech and biotech companies on a range of strategic issues, including market attractiveness assessments, pricing, channel strategy, and new product development processes.
Moreover, founder of INS Insider Navigation Systems GmbH a specialist of hardware-free, precise augmented-reality-indoor-navigation and indoor experience.
Held lectures at the New York University, technical university of Vienna and is regular speaker at important events worldwide – from Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara/USA to IDTechEx in Berlin/Germany and several other.
I’m an entrepreneur who decided to pursue a world-changing challenge. My mission is to bring awareness and critical thinking around philosophy of new emerging technologies, about their impacts on society and humanity. I also study future thinking and foresigt techniques to bring to students and managers in order to give them tools not only to face but to lead changes we can expect in the coming years.
Fabian oversees Parity Technologies’ enterprise offering. He is substantially involved in the blockchain initiatives of leading organisations across industries, as well as in the Polkadot project. Before joining Parity, Fabian was part of the early days of electro mobility in Germany through his work with StreetScooter GmbH (acquired by Deutsche Post DHL Group) and Porsche AG.
With an amazing engineering and biology team, we are revolutionizing the regenerative medicine field, by developing a silk-based technology that will stimulate faster tissue regeneration and solve many unmet clinical needs.
Prior to joining EQT, Henrik worked at Spotify where he built up Spotify’s award-winning Analytics team from the ground up and contributed to all major strategic initiatives to build the world’s largest music subscription business. Before Spotify Henrik was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company as a trusted advisor and thought-partner to senior management teams for several large corporations in a variety of industries.
Henrik also has a tech background from working as a developer and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management.
I was born in Milan (Italy) in 1983 and I studied Digital Communication and Computer Science at University of Milan. My professional carrier started in 2009 as senior developer for a computer vision company. In 2012, I joined my last company as head of R&D for new products in digital marketing with cutting-edge technologies. Since May 2016, Founder & CEO of ARGO Vision.
Pico designs standalone virtual reality devices as well as time-of-flight cameras for business and consumer markets. Pico headsets are currently used by medical, LBE, marketing, and training businesses due to their ease of use and affordability. Prior to Pico, Leland spent the last 12 years bringing immersive technologies and experience to market (PS4, PSVR, Virtually Live). He is a graduate of the Haas School of Business.
He has been CEO of the Italian subsidiaries of iconic internet brands such as Yahoo! – (1st portal) Altavista ( 1st search engine) ViaMichelin ( 1st mobile geo app) . He founded the 1st Italian consultant company about AR & VR enterprise solutions named SecondstARVR. His mission is indeed to train and advise managers and entrepreneurs about the new world of “experience technology” aka AR & VR, powerful technologies for business, not just for gaming.
In my 20+ years of professional experience, I have been inspired by sci-fi, architecture, Japanese culture and by the interest for the human experiences. After a long service as UX designer, CTO, and Strategy officer in several companies, in 2006 I founded Sketchin to meet a challenge: mould a world where people can live experiences over their expectations.
ArabiaWeather has over 60 employees in offices in Jordan and Dubai, and aims to provide its clients and users in the region with world-class and relevant weather data and services. Our team includes some of the region’s most talented meteorologists, data scientists, developers, designers, and salespeople.
ArabiaWeather works with some of the Middle East’s leading companies in the media, aviation, and telecom sectors. My team and I additionally make regular appearances on TV, radio, and media channels in the Middle East, including Al-Jazeera, SkyNewsArabia, BBC News, Al-Arabiya, Ro’ya TV, and others, to discuss weather and weather phenomena in the region and globally.
Program Director/Board Member of TEDxAmsterdam, an independently organized TED conference since 2008. Board Member and co-founder of ThingsCon Amsterdam since 2014. International Program Director of Next Conference in Hamburg, Germany for many years. Program consultant Blockchain Innovation Conference, Crypto Investment Summit and Day of the Crypto. Consultant to IBC, Amsterdam Innovation Arena, Amsterdam Economic Board, EIT, etc. Curator of the ‘Cross Media Cafes’, as well as the MediaJaarcongres, Dutch events about broadcasting and new media. A frequent presenter and moderator at various Dutch and international events.
Nour’s experience comes from defining processes for developing large, complex, highly dynamic, distributed software-intensive systems and the evolution of such systems across system families. He managed software projects for the financial, kiosk, transportation and aviation industries and has since been engaged in entrepreneurship and international business development.
Before that, he spent 13 years in New York, working for Toyota and DaimlerChrysler, as well as an advisor on future product and service development. Following his years in New York, Peter established a start-up in London that used big data to identify talent and make recruitment more efficient for major global corporations.
Now Managing Director at Endeavor Italy, I am focused on high-impact entrepreneurship and venture capital, providing companies access to smart capital, talent and markets. Previously I was Head of Finance for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Intesa Sanpaolo and worked at venture capital funds such as P101 Ventures, United Ventures (formerly Annapurna Ventures) and OltreVenture.
I am passionate and a scholar of exponential technologies such as: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D Printing and more.
Innovation has always been at the center of my entrepreneurial activities, I was, in fact, CEO & Founder of two startups that brought me to the front pages of all the most important Italian newspapers. I have been part of the TEDxRoma organizing team, now in its fifth edition.
I attended Singularity University at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, studying the impacts of exponential technologies in our society, I was also part of their leadership team in the Rome chapter.
Today I am proudly CMO & Co-Founder of Impactscool, a non-profit organization that brings education about innovation, technologies and the future that awaits us all over the world.
I am a Mentor at John Cabot University and at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
I am Advisor and Angel Investor in several startups and I collaborate with the Ministry of Education.
Bob is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Spiritus Partners, Inc. Spiritus enables Next Generation Service Records to provide assurance that safety, security and compliance measures have been taken across a critical asset or facility’s operating life. Reduce risk, improve compliance, and increase transparency and accountability across parties.
Francesco won the “CMO of the Year 2016 – UK SME category” award for his unique approach on marketing, business development and sales approach recognised by the Corporate Vision Magazine. He is Founder & CEO of VRtuoso, a Virtual Reality company aiming to revolutionise the key processes and programmes of any corporate. Francesco is also Founder & CMO of Clarity International, a Digital Design Integrator working with large multinational corporations, supercharging the effectiveness and experience of their Employee Engagement, Digital Learning and Sales Tools.
Francesco has spoken at several conferences and seminars around the world and has given lectures at the Public Relations master’s degree – University of London. He is also co-author of the textbook “Exploring Internal Communication” published by Pearson.
Francesco has won numerous awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Learning & Performance Institute Awards, three BT Innovation Awards. Francesco is a Humanitarian International staff member at CESVI NPO, a member of the Neuromarketing Science & Business Association and a Corporate Member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Steffen Konrath is founder of LIQUID NEWSROOM. Before starting LIQUID NEWSROOM he hold various management positions developing mobile and digital products and business models at Süddeutscher Verlag, and 1&1, to name the most recent.