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October 5-7, 2016
LA N@VE, Madrid


Confirmed Speakers


South Summit brings you cutting edge content from around the world. Check out some of our awesome speakers confirmed for South Summit 2016...

Allen Blue

Allen Blue

Linkedin

As co-founder and vice president of product management at LinkedIn, Allen Blue thinks a lot about careers, both others' and his own. Before joining LinkedIn in 2002, Blue had been director of product design at SocialNet, an early social networking site and before that, he spent seven years doing lighting and scenic design for the theater. Here, he discusses the similarities between the world of theater and tech startups, the roots of his interest in technology, and how passion is the key to bringing a wide-ranging career path into focus. Previously, Allen has worked as a contract web designer and developer for a variety of clients including PayPal, Stanford University, and Microsoft’s Virtual Worlds project.

https://twitter.com/allenb?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ablue/es

Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey

Square, Launchcode

His most famous venture, Square, is changing payments. His latest venture, LaunchCode, is making it possible for anyone to learn programming and land a full-time job in under six months–for free. McKelvey will discuss founding successful companies in payments, education, scientific publishing, construction, printing, glassblowing and software. Each business is founded upon a simple idea and run by people committed to that idea. Jim has never sold any of his companies and as a result now oversees a diverse portfolio of businesses. Referencing personal experiences and local challenges, McKelvey offers a fresh, Silicon Valley, approach to problem solving.

https://twitter.com/2000F

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mckelveyjim

https://www.beqbe.com/jim-mcklevey

Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Zipcar

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur and one of the leaders of the sharing economy. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France (now merged with Drivy); and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is currently co-founder and board member of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. Her recent book is Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Chase has has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including TIME 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow, and received an honorary Doctorate of Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

https://www.beqbe.com/robin-chase

Eli Broverman

Eli Broverman

Betterment

Eli Broverman is co-founder and president of Betterment. Eli co-founded Betterment with a vision that smarter technology will help people better plan for their financial needs and reach their goals. Through his work at Betterment, Eli aims to make personal finance one of the first fields to reach the age of automation. Eli oversees the company’s business operations, strategic initiatives, and legal matters. Eli is a frequent guest on CNBC, FOX, and Bloomberg TV, and regular speaker at leading industry events. Prior to forming Betterment, Eli practiced law at the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, where he advised Fortune 500 companies and their senior management on securities, tax, and compensation matters. Mr. Broverman is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law.

https://twitter.com/elibroverman

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-broverman-41035722

https://www.beqbe.com/eli-broverman

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Exclusive spaces within SOUTH SUMMIT 2016


At South Summit 2016, we will be hosting two exclusive mini events, these will be our own Investor Den and this year we are proud to announce Founders Forum will be present at South Summit

Investor Den Founders Forum

2016 Program


This year we aim to take deep dives into everything from Health to Fashion, Food to Fintech or Energy to Edtech. Check out the outline for our programme this year:

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Below is the outline of our programme by track

FINTECH

Power Flows: Democratising the Financial Sector; The Banks Are Never Gonna Win This One

The fact of the matter is to be truly innovative banks today need a dramatic corporate culture shift with an entire new set of incentives to make it work. Is this possible? Is it necessary? Are banks simply a ticking time bomb that has already be triggered? Are fintech about to kill off traditional banks? Do innovators in this space want or need to collaborate? What do financial flows look like in 10yrs? What is the next wave of disruptive technologies? The FinTech track at South Summit is power by BBVA, a long time innovator in the area of financial services and a loyal supporter of South Summit. learn more...

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  • BLOCKCHAIN & THE EVOLUTION OF DIGITAL ASSETS
  • PAYMENTS - THE BIGGEST TECHNICAL GAP TODAY
  • INSURANCE & EVOLVING BUSINESS MODELS
  • NEW DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS IN FINANCE

FASHION

Rethinking Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

From Big Data to Virtual Reality technology is eating up the world of fashion and changing the way we dress, shop, express ourselves and live. In this track we explore ways in which we can leverage technology to bring huge efficiencies to the industry while exploring new consumer tastes and trends and what they mean for the industry. Today’s consumer wants more; more quality, more availability, more access, more customization. The connected world we live means that consumers are more informed and more demanding than ever. We want what we want, how we want it, where we want it, when we want it, and are only interested in products and services we deeply identify we and that are aligned with our personal value set. This has created a challenge, and a great opportunity for brands who can move fast, adapt, and embrace this new type of consumer, leveraging new technologies to make it happen. learn more...

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  • SCARCITY, SUSTAINABILITY & BUILDING ETHICAL BRANDS
  • BEAUTY, WELLNESS AND INVESTING IN YOU
  • CREATIVITY AND THE ROLE OF BIG DATA
  • MILLENNIALS & GENZ – DELIVERING FASHION ON DEMAND TO TODAY’S CONSUMERS
  • LUXURY IN THE 21ST CENTURY - MAINTAINING TRADITIONS AND MARRYING INNOVATION

INDUSTRY & NRG

Industrial Revolution 4.0: Powering the Abundance Economy

Electric cars, IoT, AI are moving us towards an unlimited connected world but what is the fuel that will power it? Innovations in renewable energy are increasing dramatically to the point where the ideal of abundant energy is everyday closer to being within reach. With ubiquitous energy comes the abundance economy; what will a world of full automation look like? What is the impact of smart machines and AI on industry? Will we see an outcome economy bringing pay as you go models to industry? What role will robotics play in the automation of industry and what leap in efficiencies can we expect? The Industry & NRG track is powered by Endesa, Global Partner of South Summit for 5 years running. learn more...

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  • ROBOTICS & THE CONNECTED FACTORY
  • SMART SUPPLY CHAINS
  • GETTING IT CLEAN; ADVANCES IN RENEWABLE NRG
  • SMART CITIES & SMART CITIZENS

HEALTH & WELLNESS

“The biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology” according to Apple visionary Steve Jobs. We agree. Let’s take a walk through some of the areas that are starting to be transformed by innovation in healthcare. The health care track @ South Summit is developed in collaboration with Silicon Valley based VC firm Venture Health, whose mission is to dramatically transform clinical outcomes through investing in innovation. learn more...

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  • EXTENDING LIFESPANS - FUTURE OF EXPONENTIAL MEDICINE
  • BREAKTHROUGHS IN GENETICS & SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
  • WEARABLES & BODY HACKS – GETTING CLOSER TO THE QUANTIFIED SELF
  • HACKING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM – GETTING GOOD ACCESSIBLE HEALTHCARE TO THE WORLD

TRAVEL

Getting to Omnipresence. Rethinking Mobility: how transport, communication, and location technologies are making an impact

Electric cars, high speed trains and drones are changing the face of the city and how we move. CT and communication technologies are changing the way we work and connect. What will be the impact on the world of logistics? With mobile technologies now more mature than ever why are we still struggling with last mile and failing to make ecommerce frictionless? What are the new breakthroughs we can expect from space travel and exploration? We are very pleased that this year’s Travel track is powered by Renfe, a pioneer in the adoption of high speed trains and an expert in the field of transportation. learn more...

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  • SMART MOBILITY
  • BUILDING THE SUPER CAR: HOW TO TRANSFORM A TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY
  • THE 4TH LANE: FIXING ECOMMERCE, MAKING SEAMLESS SHOPPING A REALITY
  • OUTER SPACE, NEAR SPACE, MARS & MOONSHOTS

FOOD

Cooking The Food-Tech Revolution

With world population due to hit 9bn people by 2050 our agricultural and food production practices must change radically to be able to provide for this level of population growth. Who are the game changers today that will feed the world tomorrow? How will we experience and consume in the future? Food as a necessity V´s pleasure.
After disrupting e-commerce, apps and our day-to-day lives, the ‘Illuminati’ of disruptive innovation want to play with our food. Venture capital firms, Business Angels, football players and world leaders are investing in gastro-projects. But it is not only a boom in restaurants or kitchens, but a wave of startups that are being perceived in the food industry as the next big business on the planet. learn more...

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  • FOOD IS MOBILE
  • THE KITCHEN OF THE FUTURE & GASTROBOTS
  • INTERNET OF FOOD & SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
  • FOOD HACKING: EATING FOR PERFORMANCE

EDTECH

The Future of Learning

We are living through a 4th Industrial Revolution which is creating disruption in how industries and labor markets work. How does our educational system need to change to prepare us for the future? How can technology help us to learn more and distribute knowledge more effectively? The EdTech track @ South Summit is developed together with Learn Capital, a Silicon Valley based VC firm exclusively focused on disruptions in the education industry. learn more...

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  • LEARNING, LIFE AND CAREER ACCELERATORS
  • CLASSROOMS ON DEMAND: FROM DEVICES TO SOLUTIONS
  • THE CUSTOMIZED CLASSROOM
  • GLOBALLY SCALED EDTECH

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Has “traditional” media caught up?

The dotcom boom heralded the end of traditional media; however, 15 years later, have they caught up? Media remains an unquestionable influence on society and culture globally. With the entrance of massive new players like Huffington Post and Vice as well as numerous new channels like Facebook, Twitter, Meerkat, Instagram and Vine access to knowledge has never been easier, but are we getting stupider? Has user generated content flooded the market with cat videos and selfies to the point of no return? Has democratizing the media industry resulted in lower quality journalism with even less accountability? How can we embrace emerging technology and channels to improve quality, awareness, and accountability for some of the world’s most important issues? learn more...

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  • MEDIUM, PLATFORMS & NEW WAYS OF COMMUNICATING
  • ENGAGING MILLENNIALS AND GENERATIONZ
  • IMMERSIVE CONTENT AND THE IMPACT OF VIRTUAL REALITY
  • TRANSPARENCY & THE IMPORTANCE OF CREDIBLE JOURNALISM

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