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NIKLAS ZENNSTRÖM

CO-FOUNDER SKYPE & FOUNDER ATOMICO @SOUTHSUMMIT16

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LA N@VE OCTOBER 5-7, 2016 M A D R I D

Confirmed Speakers


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Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding PartnerAtomico

Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner at Atomico. He is an experienced entrepreneur, previously co-founding and managing globally successful technology companies including Skype, Kazaa, Joost and Joltid. In 2006 Niklas created Atomico to help entrepreneurs primarily outside Silicon Valley to scale their businesses domestically and globally. It has so far invested in more than 50 companies on four continents, and Niklas works closely with a number of leaders of portfolio companies. Before starting Atomico, Niklas co-founded Skype, where he held the position of CEO from its inception until September 2007. In 2005, Skype was sold to eBay Inc for $3.1bn, the largest European venture capital exit to date. Subsequent to this, Skype was bought back by a consortium that included Niklas, and was sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion cash in 2011. In 2006, Niklas was recognised by Time Magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential People, and he has received numerous awards for entrepreneurship.

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

Dave McClure

Dave McClure

Founder500 Startups

Dave McClure is the founding partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley founded by PayPal and Google alumni, with over $250M under management. He has been an investor in hundreds of companies around the world such as Credit Karma, Twilio, MakerBot, Wildfire Interactive, Viki, Mashery, SendGrid, Mint.com, and SlideShare, among others. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for twenty-five years as a developer, entrepreneur, blogger, investor, and internet marketing nerd. He has worked with companies such as PayPal, Founders Fund, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twilio, Mint.com, Simply Hired, O'Reilly Media, Intel, & Microsoft. Dave also likes to play ultimate frisbee when his knees don't hurt.

https://twitter.com/davemcclure

Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Co-Founder & Former CEOZipcar

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

Allen Blue

Allen Blue

Co-Founder & VP Product ManagementLinkedin

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

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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:

Full Event Schedule

Below is the outline of our programme by track

FINTECH

Power Flows: Democratising the Financial Sector

Banks are facing an incredible threat and opportunity with the next wave of disruptive technologies that are changing the financial sector. Banks have an incredible opportunity to adopt a whole new range of ways to serve and satisfy their customers. New innovations in big data & AI are enabling banks to do business better, faster, cheaper, creating better user experiences while also reducing costs. What is the impact that new financial models will have on the financial sector? What do financial flows look like in 10 yrs? What is the next wave of disruptive technologies? Who or what will be managing our money? 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

Welcome to EATnomics

A new emerging economy, associated to food innovation and technology, is forcing the industry, public administrations and entrepreneurs to change the way in which food is produced, distributed and consumed. This new economy, which Marius Robles calls EATnomics represents a paradigm shift that will continue to evolve over the next decade, creating fascinating opportunities for both entrepreneurs and investors, and also forcing the food industry to innovate differently and at a faster pace. 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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