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Jeanette J. Epps

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut
NASA

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut

NASA

Jeanette J. Epps was selected by NASA in 2009 as an astronaut. She has been assigned to her first spaceflight, Expedition 56/57, scheduled to launch in May 2018. Her training included scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, spacewalk training, robotics, T-38 flight training and wilderness survival training. The New York native was a NASA Fellow during graduate school and authored several journal and conference articles describing her research. Dr. Epps worked for Ford Motor Company where she received both a provisional patent and a U.S. patent for her research. After leaving Ford, she joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for seven years working as a Technical Intelligence Officer before becoming an astronaut. She currently serves in the ISS Operations Branch working issues in support of space station crews.

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO
Telefónica

José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO

Telefónica

Mr. Álvarez-Pallete has a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He also studied Economics at the Université Libre of Brussels (Belgium), holds an International Management Programme (IMP) from IPADE Business School and an Advance Research Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. In February 1999 he joined the Telefónica Group as Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica Internacional S.A.U., and in September of the same year he became Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica S.A. In July 2002, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Telefónica Internacional S.A.; in July 2006, General Manager of Telefónica Latinoamérica, and in March 2009 Chairman of Telefónica Latinoamérica. In September 2011 he was named Executive Chairman of Telefónica Europe. And in September 2012 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Telefónica S.A. Since April 8th 2016 he is Chairman & CEO of Telefónica S.A. and Member of the Board of Telefónica S.A., position he holds since July 2006.

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker
Education Expert

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker

Education Expert

Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to unlock the creative energy of people and organizations. He has led national and international projects on creative and cultural education in the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States. The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the most watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” has been viewed online over 40 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 160 countries. For twelve years, he was professor of arts education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. In 1999, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim.

Henry Chesbrough

Henry Chesbrough

Father of Open Innovation

Henry Chesbrough

Father of Open Innovation

Henry Chesbrough is the originator of the term “open innovation,” which has grown to become one of the most influential theories of modern business. He first coined the term in his award-winning book Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (2003), and has extended it in Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape (2006) and Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era (2011). He is Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California – Berkeley, and a Professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. He was awarded the Industrial Research Institute’s Medal of Achievement in 2017, and has two honorary doctorate degrees. He can be reached at chesbrou@haas.berkeley.edu

Nikolay Storonsky

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO
Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO

Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky joined Lehman Brothers’ emerging markets trading desk in 2006. Following that, Nikolay spent five years as an equity derivatives trader at Credit Suisse. As a frequent traveller, he began to notice he wasted hundred of pounds in exchange rate markups and fees. It no longer felt right and he knew there had to be a better way. Nikolay quit the traditional banking sector to start Revolut and reinvent the way people spend and send money abroad. From it's humble beginnings as a foreign exchange app, Revolut has since transformed into Europe's leading challenger banks and one of the fastest-growing and ambitious fintechs globally, with close to 2 million customers, €10 billion in processed transactions and over €250 million saved in fees.

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding Partner
Atomico

Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding Partner

Atomico

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 so that they benefit from his own experience as an entrepreneur. In 2006, Niklas was recognised by Time Magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential People, and he has received numerous awards for entrepreneurship. In 2007, he co-founded Zennström Philanthropies, where he is actively involved in combating climate change, improving the state of the Baltic Sea and encouraging social entrepreneurship. Niklas holds dual degrees in Business and MSc Engineering Physics/Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden.

Lukasz Gadowski

Lukasz Gadowski

Chairman
Delivery Hero

Lukasz Gadowski

Lukasz Gadowski

Chairman

Delivery Hero

Lukasz Gadowski serves as Chairman of the Board at Delivery Hero. He is an internet entrepreneur and investor. His track record includes: Co-founder and CEO at Spreadshirt; Co-founder and Partner at Team Europe (Company Builder); Co-founder and Advisor at Point Nine Capital (early stage VC). Founding Investor and/or Company Builder at studiVZ, Mister Spex, brands4friends.com, SponsorPay, HitFox Group, Käuferportal, and others. Lukasz is Chairman of most of the aforementioned companies. Further, he is Co-founder and was founding editor at gruenderszene.de, today one of Europe's largest magazines on entrepreneurship.

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

Vice President, Global Innovation Policy & Communications
Amazon

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

Vice President, Global Innovation Policy & Communications

Amazon

Paul Misener is Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon veteran of 18 years, Paul is an engineer, attorney, and inventor named in three patents. Prior to his current role, in which he explains and advocates Amazon’s culture and methods of customer-obsessed innovation, Paul founded Amazon’s public policy operations and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. On behalf of Amazon and its customers, he has testified before the US Congress over 30 times, and many times before policymaking bodies around the world. In 2013, Paul chaired the technical subcommittee of the FAA’s advisory committee that recommended allowing airline passengers to use electronic devices during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Prior to joining Amazon, he was a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding; for Intel Corporation he led the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition; he was centrally involved in the development of digital televis

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and AI Security
Microsoft

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and AI Security

Microsoft

Michal and team are driving the Microsoft security strategy and innovation. Prior to her promotion, Michal was the Azure Cybersecurity GM where among other achievements, she initiated and managed Azure Security Center, Microsoft's leading hybrid security SaaS. She is a world-class expert in Cyber Security and a renowned speaker. Prior to joining Microsoft in November 2013, Michal worked at RSA/EMC (now Dell). Michal came to RSA via the Cyota acquisition in 2006. Following the acquisition, she became the GM of RSA Israel and the global leader of the Cyber Fraud and Risk Analytics product line. Under Michal’s leadership, the revenues of the Fraud and Risk Analytics product line grew 20-fold (to over $200M) and the number of protected users worldwide reached 300M. Michal was later appointed as the GM of RSA Global Solutions and was tasked with business-driven innovation. At Cyota, an innovative Cyber startup, Michal served as the COO, leading the R&D, product management and the Anti-Fraud array of services.

Francisco González

Francisco González

Group Executive Chairman
BBVA

Francisco González

Francisco González

Group Executive Chairman

BBVA

Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University in Madrid. Francisco González has been Executive Chairman of BBVA since 2000. Francisco González is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he is also a Member of its Executive Committee. He is a Member of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR), the Institut International D’Études Bancaires (IIEB), the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF), among other international fora. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Global Advisory Council of The Conference Board (TCB). He represents BBVA in the International Monetary Conference (IMC). He is also Chairman of the BBVA Foundation. Prior to the merger between Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria, Francisco González was Chairman of Argentaria from 1996 to 1999.

Vish Sowani

Vish Sowani

Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
VISA Europe

Vish Sowani

Vish Sowani

Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

VISA Europe

Vish is the head of Fintech Engagement and Strategic Partnerships for Visa in Europe. He is responsible for building and driving partnerships with Fintechs in Europe to help them build their business by leveraging Visa’s global payments technology platform and assets. Vish joined Visa in 2012 as the Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships based in Singapore and was a member of the APCEMEA leadership team. Before joining Visa, Vish was head of business development with digital partners for T-Mobile Europe and pioneered the creation of the dual contract financing model which is now widely used across the industry. Prior to that he was the head of group risk management for Jardine Fleming based in Hong Kong in which role he helped them successfully navigate the Asian crisis in 1997. He started his career with Citibank and held a number of senior corporate banking and risk management roles across several countries in Asia.

Anna Vershebeniuk

Anna Vershebeniuk

Investor
Thrive Capital

Anna Vershebeniuk

Anna Vershebeniuk

Investor

Thrive Capital

Anna is Investor at Thrive since March 2018. Before moving to NYC, Anna was part of General Atlantic’s investment team in London for three and a half years. There she focused on online marketplaces, consumer brands and software and was involved in the firm's investments in Typeform, Joe & the Juice, Delivery Hero and Yemeksepeti. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Anna spent three years in the Telecom, Media & Technology group at Citigroup in London. Alumni of Madrid-based I.E. Business School Anna is passionate about Spanish tech ecosystem.

James Wise

James Wise

Partner
Balderton Capital

James Wise

Partner

Balderton Capital

James joined Balderton in 2013. Since then, he has led Balderton's investments in many sectors and geographies, covering healthtech, manufacturing, mobile productivity, developer tools and virtual and augmented reality. He sits as a board member and observer for multiple portfolio companies including Sophia Genetics, Sunrise ( acquired by Microsoft ), Cloud9IDE ( acquired by Amazon ), 3DHubs, Sketchfab and Crowdcube. Prior to joining Balderton, James helped to launch and run one of the UK's first social venture funds, providing support and capital to social enterprises with a special focus on the education, healthcare and financial sectors. Before this James worked with entrepreneurs and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with Atomico Ventures, the Guardian Media Group and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. As well as the professional experiences above, James has worked as an adviser to a number of start-ups and social enterprises, and in 2011 as a Specialist Adviser to Parliament.

Jonas Jacobi

Jonas Jacobi

VP of Developer Advocacy, Worldwide
IBM

Jonas Jacobi

VP of Developer Advocacy, Worldwide

IBM

Jonas Jacobi has spent the past 20 years as a technology entrepreneur and senior executive in Silicon Valley, passionately driving for transformation and building strong teams within the companies and organizations he has led. He has held positions of founder, CEO, president, VP Marketing, VP of Technology Strategy, and product management. He's a published author and the co-creator of the W3C Websocket standard, and lives by the ethos "100% of life is showing up!" Quality time with his family and alpine skiing are his two passions and during winter you'll find him at the top of Squaw Valley with his ski gear on. Currently Jonas Jacobi is VP of Developer Advocacy, Worldwide, for IBM, and is responsible for the strategy and execution of IBM's developer advocacy engagements with the mission to make IBM the number one Cloud platform company for developers worldwide. The mission reflects the continuous evolution of technology and how IBM helps developers live up to their full potential by helping them achieve

Jannat Shah

Jannat Shah

Investor
AXA Venture Partners

Jannat Shah

Jannat Shah

Investor

AXA Venture Partners

Jannat is an investor with AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV) in London, focusing on global growth equity investments and European early stage investments. Jannat has been with ASV since the launch of the growth equity fund in June 2016.ASV is a $275m global venture capital and growth equity firm, financially backed by AXA. ASV cheques range from $300k for seed investments to $20m for growth equity transactions. ASV invests in enterprise software, FinTech, consumer technologies and digital health propositions globally out of offices in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco.

Maximilian Tayenthal

Maximilian Tayenthal

Founder & CFO
N26

Maximilian Tayenthal

Maximilian Tayenthal

Founder & CFO

N26

Maximilian, born in Vienna, studied Business Administration, International Management and Law in Vienna, Rotterdam and Paris. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Before founding NUMBER26, he worked as a strategy consultant with Booz & Company, as assistant to the CFO in an Austria's largest insurance company, and gained experiences in Corporate/M&A in a law firm.

David Buttress

David Buttress

Partner
83North

David Buttress

Partner

83North

David is a Partner at 83North – a global venture capital firm with offices in Israel and London. David was, until 31 March 2017, Chief Executive Officer of JUST EAT. David joined Just Eat in March 2006 to start its UK business after having a successful career with Coca-Cola. David holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law and Business from Middlesex University Business School and an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Entrepreneurship. In 2014, David was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Investor Allstars Awards and was listed as one of the London Evening Standard’s top 1,000 influential people. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was named as one of Britain’s most influential people in the Debrett’s 500.

Shmuel Chafets

Shmuel Chafets

General Partners
Target Global

Shmuel Chafets

Shmuel Chafets

General Partners

Target Global

Prior to joining Target Global Shmuel was a partner at the Berlin based Hasso Plattner Ventures where he invested in companies such as iZettle and Hansoft and served as a board member in DreamLines and reBuy. Before that Shmuel was a partner at Giza Venture Capital in Tel Aviv where he invested in companies such as Soluto (sold to Asurion), Vishal.ly and other early stage internet ventures. Together with Giza, Shmuel founded GPV, a pioneering Warsaw based venture fund where he also lead virus internet and software investment. Shmuel was also co-founder of LocaLoco (sold to Say Media Group ) a social gaming start up targeting emerging markets.

Tina Allton

Tina Allton

Head of Int. Expansion & CFO
Empowering a Billion women by 2020

Tina Allton

Head of Int. Expansion & CFO

Empowering a Billion women by 2020

Tina Allton is a global entrepreneur, business angel, keynote speaker, educational psychologist, and awardwinning business owner spanning the international business, nonprofit, medical, women’s empowerment, and global impact worlds. Tina has co-founded 6 successful businesses and worked with over 5,000 entrepreneurs. Among being the Head of Global Expansion and CFO for Empowering a Billion Women by 2020. Tina is the High Commissioner to Ghana for the World Business Angels, CEO and co-founder of Undefeeted, a fast-growth diabetes nonprofit inspired by her daughter, founder of the Global Humanitarian project HUM in India, CEO of USense, and award winning business manager to Circle Podiatry. After leaving Ghana for London at age 22, Tina created a global career by building multiple businesses, brands in medical clinics, co-founding & running international startups, all while empowering women in the rural villages of developing countries. Tina has spoken in 4 continents, 12 countires, and 21+ cities.

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Visionary Thinker

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Visionary Thinker

Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2004 and a combined audience of over 1 million people. Gerd focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications. Gerd is also an influential author, a sought-after executive ‘future trainer’ and a trusted strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music and the author of 5 other books including ‘The Humanity Challenge’ (June 2016). Gerd is also the host of the web-TV series TheFutureShow and the CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists. Gerd is considered a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation and the opportunity-challenges of the coming exponential society.

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO
TiGenix

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO

TiGenix

Eduardo Bravo is the TiGenix Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining TiGenix in 2005, Eduardo held several senior management and commercial positions at Sanofi-Aventis and SmithKline Beecham, lastly as Vice President for Latin America for Sanofi-Aventis. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA from INSEAD. Eduardo is President of the EBE (European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises) Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of ARM (Alliance for Regenerative Medicine).

Jaime Rodríguez

Jaime Rodríguez

General Manager for Spain, Portugal and Germany
BlaBlaCar

Jaime Rodríguez

Jaime Rodríguez

General Manager for Spain, Portugal and Germany

BlaBlaCar

Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago-Concha is General Manager for Spain, Portugal and Germany at BlaBlaCar, the leading European carpooling community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost. Fascinated with technology since his childhood, Jaime has developed his career around it. He holds a Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Polytechnical Engineering University of Madrid and has been linked to the technological entrepreneurial field from the beginning of his career. Prior to joining BlaBlaCar on 2013 as Marketing Manager for the Spanish Market, he built his own online media company (6cero). Before that, he worked at a Big Data startup and researched new ways of applying technology to education at the university. Jaime is a regular speaker at both national and international conferences, media and business schools on the themes of Collaborative Economy, entrepreneurship and Online Marketing.

Tom Mendoza

Tom Mendoza

Venture Lead
EQT Ventures

Tom Mendoza

Venture Lead

EQT Ventures

Prior to joining EQT he lead HotelTonight's international expansion across the U.K. and Ireland, and was founder and CEO of Tep, a global MVNO for travellers. He began his career as a hedge fund investor focusing on tech sector.

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Co-founder
Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain

Co-founder

Berkman Center for Internet and Society

"One of the world’s leading scholars and voices on the impact of digital technology – from the Internet of Things to Big Data, to artificial intelligence, cyber threats and security – Jonathan Zittrain employs decades of experience interrogating and influencing the legal, technological and world-shaping aspects of virtual terrains. A highly regarded teacher, speaker and master moderator, Zittrain provides diverse audiences with an inside look at the future of work, and what to expect from recent advances in AI and digital platforms. Named a “100 Top Global Thinker” (Foreign Policy, 2012), he is a founding director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he anchors various disciplines throughout Harvard as professor of international law and director of the Harvard Law School Library, the largest private law library in the world; professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Gover

Jasper Masemann

Jasper Masemann

Principal
Holtzbrinck Ventures

Jasper Masemann

Principal

Holtzbrinck Ventures

Jasper joined Holtzbrinck Ventures in 2015. Before working for HV Jasper founded and served as CEO for greatcontent.com, a leading text production platform facilitating copywriting in 18 languages for thousands of renown clients worldwide. Jasper has been engaged as a business angel and active mentor in the German Internet scene for years. Jasper started his career as a strategy consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. He worked for their Corporate Finance and Corporate Development practices focusing on M&A, corporate planning and corporate strategy projects. Jasper holds a degree in European Management from Lancaster University Management School with „first class honors“ and a degree of Business Administration of the European School of Business in Reutlingen.

Gabrielle Thomas

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager
BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager

BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas has been an Investment Manager at BlackFin since early 2018. She focuses on the Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech markets in Europe. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Suez (Lyonnaise des Eaux), where she had the opportunity to work directly with the CEO on several tech projects, turning them into strategic added value. In 2013, her career took then an international turn as she co-managed a startup competition/acceleration program based in both France and California (UC Berkeley). Back in France, she joined Alter Equity as a VC analyst, and contributed to the launch of the fund. In 2014, Gabrielle joined XAnge (Siparex group) as a VC Associate, where she supported 20 startups, including MicroDon, Docéa Power (sold to Intel), La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!, Digiteka (sold to Ouest France – Rossel), Roctool, Quadrille, Arcure, Scentys, and Elum, among others. A French national, Gabrielle is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and La Sorbonne Paris IV.

Nicolas Debock

Nicolas Debock

Investment Director
Idinvest

Nicolas Debock

Investment Director

Idinvest

Before joining Idinvest in early 2018, Nicolas worked for Balderton Capital and XAnge Private Equity, where he made numerous SaaS, Marketplaces and Fintech investments focusing on the French and Southern European markets. Prior to this, he worked as Innovation Ecosystem Manager for La Poste, where he was in charge of analyzing new trends in technology and managing relationships with the start-up ecosystem.

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President
IE University

Santiago Íñiguez

Santiago Íñiguez

President

IE University

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the President of IE University and a recognized influencer in global higher education. Iniguez has played a leading role in business education over the past two decades and actively contributes in different forums and networks to foster innovation and development in higher education. He was portrayed by the Financial Times as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”. He is the past Chairman of AACSB and also serves on the boards of Renmin University Business School (China), Antai Business School (Jiao Tong University, China), LUISS Business School (Italy), Mazars University (France) and FGV-EASP Fundaçao Getulio Vargas (Brazil). He has also served as member on the Board of EFMD and the Awarding Body of EQUIS. Iniguez is also the Vice-Chairman of Financial Times/IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, a leading provider of custom education programs for companies worldwide.

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick

CIO
Beringea

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick

CIO

Beringea

Karen is Chief Investment Officer at Beringea, the US/UK Venture Capital firm with $675m under management. She is responsible for setting overall investment strategy, as well as making new investments and working with portfolio companies through to exit. Her investments include Watchfinder, Thread, Blis, Monica Vinader and MatsSoft amongst others. Karen has direct start-up and line management experience, and she joined Beringea in 2007 from the Boston Consulting Group.

Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Prelude Fertility

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Prelude Fertility

Martin is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Prelude, who has founded seven companies in the USA and Europe in the past 25 years, all of which are based on new technologies that he identified in their infancy and helped grow. Varsavsky has applied this same approach in creating Prelude, a comprehensive fertility company focused on providing proactive fertility care to improve people’s chances of having healthy babies when they’re ready. The company was established to give men and women more reproductive choices and control over their biological clocks using The Prelude Method. In the 1990s, he built Viatel, which became the first pan-European fiber optic network, followed by Jazztel, which did in Spain what Viatel did throughout Europe. When Varsavsky exited Viatel the company was worth $1.2B and when he exited Jazztel it was worth $770M. In the early 2000s he built Ya.com, the second largest Spanish-language internet portal with an investment of $28M, which was sold to Deutsche Telekom for $650M.

Devie Mohan

Devie Mohan

CEO
Burnmark

Devie Mohan

CEO

Burnmark

Devie Mohan is an influential writer, speaker and commentator on fintech, and is the co-founder and CEO of Burnmark, a fintech research company, that supplies research and data to all players of the fintech ecosystem. Devie has helped several banks, fintech startups, innovation groups and investors understand the trends in the fintech industry, helping them set their corporate, marketing and investment strategies. She is also a proponent of a fintech ecosystem where banks and startups collaborate to drive innovation. She is a panel member on the ING Group Think Forward initiative on better financial decision making. She writes extensively on innovation, disruption and digitalisation and is a columnist with several publications. She is actively involved in the fintech community and has been listed in the top 10 of several global fintech influencer lists.

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner
CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner

CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas-Crouzillac has spent most of his career in high tech investment and M&A activities. Over the last 13 years he has been investing in technology companies in France and Europe within funds like Idinvest Partners and A Plus Finance. He is now Partner at CapHorn Invest focusing on ICT investments in European based companies. He has been an investor and board member in successful companies such as : Sigfox, Trace One, Groupe Concoursmania, Laboratoire Sebbin, … He is now actively invested in : Ledger, Saagie, FinalCad and Antvoice. Laurent is an engineer EFREI/Georgia Tech and graduated from ESSEC MBA. He started his career in strategic marketing at Schneider Electric before becoming a Product manager at WorldCom (now Verizon). He spent part of his childhood in southern California, is bilingual French/English.

Alex Puregger

Alex Puregger

CEO
Fon

Alex Puregger

CEO

Fon

Alex is CEO at FON,the world’s leading carrier WiFi provider, bringing a bold vision coupled with global experience and operational excellence to the company. Alex has more than 17 years of experience in the internet, telecommunications, and media sectors. He has been with Fon since its founding days in 2006 working very closely with Fon’s founder, internet pioneer Martin Varsavsky. Prior to Fon, Alex worked for nearly 10 years in strategy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&) where he advised leading telecommunications and media companies on strategic matters. Alex holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Vienna. He also studied at Georgetown University in D.C. and at ISG in Paris. He is a regular speaker at conferences, considered an expert in the area of WiFi, IoT, and converging networks. Amongst other public recognitions, he has been named as one of the Top 10 Carrier WiFi Movers and Shakers by Lightreading.

Pauline Roux

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline joined Elaia Partners in early 2014 as Investment Manager. She began her career as an Equity Research Analyst at Crédit Agricole Cheuvreux (former broker of Crédit Agricole CIB), then in an independent firm, Genesta Finance, where she spent three years covering European midcap stocks in the internet and video games sector. In 2011, she joined the Corporate Finance team at the investment bank Bryan, Garnier & Co. Still specialising in the Internet and TMT industries, Pauline has realised more than ten transactions, from M&A to fundraising/IPOs and capital restructuring. She became Partner in 2017. Education: EM Lyon (MSc in Management), Corvinus University of Budapest Expertise: AdTech, HR Tech, E-commerce, Digital Media, SaaS Followed participations: Agriconomie, Criteo, Cryptosense, Easyrecrue, Pandacraft, Selectionnist, Talent.io, Tinyclues, Wyplay, Realytics, Keymantics

Sunir Kapoor

Sunir Kapoor

Independent Director at BBVA and Operating Partner at ABVEN
Atlantic Bridge Ventures LLP

Sunir Kapoor

Independent Director at BBVA and Operating Partner at ABVEN

Atlantic Bridge Ventures LLP

Sunir has worked in the technology industry on both sides of the Atlantic for over 30 years, and is an Operating Partner at Atlantic Bridge Capital, a transatlantic venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Sunir is an advisor or board member to a number of industry defining companies such as Vectra and Stratio Big Data. He also serves on the board of BBVA, and its IT & Cybersecurity Committee. Sunir holds a BS Honors Degree in Physics from the University of Birmingham, and an MS in Computer Systems from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, both in the UK. Sunir was the CEO of UBmatrix, Inc., the creator of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), the new standard for business information exchange. This standard has revolutionized the regulatory reporting of financial information globally. UBmatrix, the leading software company in this market was acquired by R.R. Donnelley (NASDAQ: RRD). Sunir was a founder of Cassatt Corporation, an early cloud computing pioneer. pioneer. Sunir was also CEO of E

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- VIP Social Summit
- Fast track to all the Stages Program & Venue
- Access to EnlightED

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Business Pass

420€

Our most requested Ticket for General attendees, which provides the opportunity to develop your business

- Access to Business Lounge
- Networking Tool
- Access to Startup Pitching Sessions
- Startup | Corporate | Funding Books for you
- Key notes & all Stages Program
- Access to EnlightED

 

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Attendee Pass

198€

The most economic pass but also a good choice if you want to enjoy an overall South Summit experience

- Networking Tool
- Key notes & all Stages Program
- Access to Exhibition Area
- South Summit Official Party
- Access to EnlightED

 

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Investor Pass

1580€

An exclusive ticket for investors, which includes specific activities that let you access and evaluate the best startup projects

- Access to Investor Den
- VIP Meeting areas access
- Access to Speakers Lounge
- Access to Business Lounge
- VIP Social Summit
- Access to EnlightED

 

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Startup Pass

490€

The perfect Pass to access the most interesting activities made for startups & entrepreneurs.
If you are a startup, no matter your stage, this is your ticket

- Speed Networking
- Networking Tool
- Meet the Advisors corner
- Access to Startup Pitching Sessions
- Startup | Corporate | Funding Books for you
- Access to EnlightED

 

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'Access to innovation through the key players of the ecosystem'

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Open Innovation Forum

Are you interested in Open Innovation?

1250€

October 2nd, 1 day before South Summit from 9:30am - 4pm

Meet key players of the ecosystem while learning from the successful strategies of the biggest global corporations

Focused on business & innovation from an exclusive & c-level perspective

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La N@ve

Madrid, Spain

October 3 - 5, 2018

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

+450 Speakers

6 Stages

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3 - 5 OCTOBER, 2018

La N@ve (Calle Cifuentes 5),
Madrid, Spain