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October, 3 2018

09:30am - 10:30am The Next Big Thing Pitch startups - Ayuntamiento & La Nave
09:30am - 11:00am Investors Den powered by IE IE VDAY Startup Competition
09:50am - 10:20am Innovation Stage by BBVA Why, When and How will e-Sports be mainstream? Hector Prieto, YBVR (Moderator) Entertainment program Mounir Zok, N3xt Sports
Mounir Zok

Mounir Zok

N3xt Sports

Fernando Piquer, CEO Movistar Riders
Fernando Piquer

Fernando Piquer

CEO

Movistar Riders

Desde hace más de 20 años, la trayectoria profesional de Fernando Piquer ha estado ligada a Internet y al entretenimiento digital. Antes de la creación del club de eSports Movistar Riders fundó Bitoon Games, la primera compañía de juegos “free to play” española. Previamente fue socio fundador de Zinkia, donde participó en la creación y explotación de la serie de animación "Pocoyó" y fue director del área de videojuegos de esta compañía durante más de cinco años. A lo largo de su carrera ha trabajado diseñando estrategias digitales y productos para marcas como: Coca-Cola, BBVA, Vodafone o Endesa, entre otros.

Arturo Castello, DreamHack
Arturo Castello

Arturo Castello

DreamHack

10:00am - 10:15am Arena Consumer led Disruption - The Revolut Story Fintech program Val Scholz, Head of Engagement, Growth Revolut
Val Scholz

Val Scholz

Head of Engagement, Growth

Revolut

10:15am - 10:45am Arena Spain's got great talent Liz Fleming, Adara Ventures (Moderator) International Expansion program Juan de Antonio, Founder & CEO Cabify - Spain
Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEO

Cabify - Spain

Juan de Antonio is Founder & CEO of Cabify. He majored in Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. It was at University when he first got exposed to technology and entrepreneurship and learned how to overcome technical challenges. In the Bay Area he got exposed to the startup ecosystem and got interested in the mobility space, and put together with a classmate a bid for Italian manufacturer MV Augusta and then helped grow the international distribution network of Zero Motorcycles, the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. In 2011 he founded Cabify

Kike Sarasola, Founder Room Mate Hotels- Colombia

Kike Sarasola

Founder

Room Mate Hotels- Colombia

Born entrepreneur, Kike Sarasola is today one of the leading global hotel industry, thanks to being the founder and director of the innovative and successful chain Room Mate Hotels. This company, in full expansion and internationalization, has hotels in the USA (Miami, New York); Latin America (Buenos Aires, Mexico) and Europe. His entrepreneurship has earned him the Gold Medal for Tourist Merit 2014 in the category of Innovation.

Meinrad Spenger, CEO and Founder Másmóvil
Meinrad Spenger

Meinrad Spenger

CEO and Founder

Másmóvil

10:20am - 10:40am Playground When Technology meets finance Pancho Perez, Comercial Global Pay- Caixabank (Moderator) Fintech program Lennart Asshoff, CEO Exo Investing
Lennart Asshoff

Lennart Asshoff

CEO

Exo Investing

After years working at one of Europe's largest quantitative asset management firms, developing made-to-measure investment portfolios for institutional clients and UHNWIs, Lennart became the driving force behind Exo Investing. Exo is the first AI-powered wealth manager, delivering tailored portfolios and individual risk management to retail investors in the UK. Lennart graduated with an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.

Marcos Toran, Head of European Business Development Easy Payments Gateway

Marcos Toran

Head of European Business Development

Easy Payments Gateway

Marcos Toran came to the online world by accident after a friend convinced him to start his first online company. Now with more than a decade experience he has created startups in countries like Spain, Portugal, UK and Mexico. Until recently he was Head of eCommerce at Santander Bank Spain. Currently he is Head of European Business Development at Easy Payment Gateway. A relatively young payment company that is competing globally with all the veterans and doubling growth year after year. Providing merchants with a one simple integration innovative tool that gives them access to over 250 payment methods from around the world.

10:20am - 10:50am Innovation Stage by BBVA Data privacy challenges: Apocalypse or not? Andrea Sánchez Guarido, Lawyer in IP / IT, Perez Llorca (Moderator) Legaltech program Fernando Fernández-Miranda, Director PwC
Fernando Fernández-Miranda

Fernando Fernández-Miranda

Director

PwC

Joaquín Danvila del Valle, Commercial and Marketing Director CEF.- Business School
Joaquín Danvila del Valle

Joaquín Danvila del Valle

Commercial and Marketing Director

CEF.- Business School

10:30am - 11:00am The Next Big Thing Ferrovial Build Up! 2nd Edition - Open Call for startups Matt Prescott, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability Heathrow
Matt Prescott

Matt Prescott

Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability

Heathrow

Matt is leading the development of a new sustainable innovation programme at Heathrow called the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability. It was announced as part of Heathrow’s sustainability plan - Heathrow 2.0 – of which Matt was one of the main authors. In his early career Matt focused on sustainable built environments, particularly in the housing and construction sectors. He also directed a climate change policy programme at a leading UK think tank. For the past decade, Matt has led the development of sustainability strategies in sectors as diverse as healthcare, education, transport and infrastructure. Matt is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment

10:40am - 10:50am Playground All about collaboration - How are organisations working together on fintech? Fintech program 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.

10:40am - 11:00am Sandbox The China tide and the downfall of Silicon Valley Alex Barrera, Co-Founder & Editor Tech.Eu
Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera

Co-Founder & Editor

Tech.Eu

Alex is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the field. He's currently Founder & Chief Editor at The Aleph (thealeph.com) where he writes about disruptive technology and its consequences for business. He's also co-founder and editor at Tech.eu, the most important technology publication in Europe. Previously he's co-founded two startup accelerators in Europe, consult with many others like Seedcamp or Techstars and is actively involved in some of the largest tech conferences in Europe. He's a professor of innovation at IE Business School and at the UC3M as well as guest lecturer at UCLA Anderson and UC Berkeley and a former member of Global Shapers by World Economic Forum. He never goes on stage without his hat!

10:45am - 11:15am Arena Opening Ceremony José María Álvarez-Pallete, Chairman & CEO Telefónica S.A
José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO

Telefónica S.A

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.

Carlos Torres Vila, CEO BBVA
Carlos Torres Vila

Carlos Torres Vila

CEO

BBVA

Carlos Torres, current CEO of BBVA, the second largest bank in Spain, holds degrees in Electric Engineering and Management from MIT, an MBA from Sloan School of Management and a Law degree from UNED. He began his professional career in McKinsey and Company, later on he was recruited by Endesa and in 2008 he joined BBVA as the Director of Corporate Strategy and Development. He led several major operations and created BBVA Ventures, which invests in financial startups. In 2014 Carlos was appointed Digital Banking Director, a position he held until 2015 when he took on his current role.

Nadia Calviño Santamaría, Minister of Economy and Enterprise Spain
Nadia Calviño Santamaría

Nadia Calviño Santamaría

Minister of Economy and Enterprise

Spain

10:50am - 11:20am Playground Keeping up with the innovators: Innovation Vs Culture Luis Maldonado, Senior Digital Financial Services Specialist (Moderator) Fintech program Lupina Iturriaga, Founder Fintonic

Lupina Iturriaga

Founder

Fintonic

Lupina Iturriaga is the founder of Fintonic, a mobile centric consumer banking platform that provides unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted financial product. Lupina graduated in Business Administration at CUNEF, where she won a scholarship for academic merit having proved her value in the business and financial sector. Fintonic leverages big data financial information using proprietary credit scoring and machine learning algorithms, to provide customers with an unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted loans, insurance and investment products. Fintonic’s algorithm analyses the suitability of a user for a loan and presents it with pre-approved loans that can be contracted with just one click.

Pablo Viguera, COO Verse

Pablo Viguera

COO

Verse

Pablo is currently COO at Verse (www.verse.me), the leading P2P payments app and money-moving platform in Europe. Pablo joined Verse from Revolut, one of the fastest-growing fintech startups globally, where he was General Manager for Spain and led the launch and early stages of growth in the market. Before that, Pablo was based in Singapore and led Growth and Product at Paktor Labs, the division in charge of incubating and growing nascent and early-stage social entertainment and social discovery apps. He joined Paktor in December 2016 when part of the Groopify (a startup he founded) team was acqui-hired. Pablo has founded 2 startups, one of which with Rocket Internet. He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSc in Finance and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He started his career in London as an M&A Investment Banker in the Internet sector at Merrill Lynch.

Pepe Borrel, Managing Director CrowdCube
Pepe Borrel

Pepe Borrel

Managing Director

CrowdCube

Gonçalo Graça Santos, Head of Online Credit Banco NI Europa
Gonçalo Graça Santos

Gonçalo Graça Santos

Head of Online Credit

Banco NI Europa

10:50am - 11:10am Innovation Stage by BBVA The evolution of the WIFI ecosystem, data privacy and security Cybersecurity program 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.

11:00am - 11:35am Sandbox Startup Competition: Education (Round 1) Edtech program
11:00am - 11:30am The Next Big Thing Legal Tech.3.0: The E-Sports Ecosystem Yoko Takagi, Partner White&Case
Yoko Takagi

Yoko Takagi

Partner

White&Case

11:10am - 11:30am Innovation Stage by BBVA IBM and the Developer Economy Developers program 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

11:15am - 11:45am Arena The Next Big Thing can come from anywhere Alexis Bonte, eRepublik& Atomico (Moderator) International Expansion program 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.

Iñigo Juantegui, Co-founder& CEO OnTruck
Iñigo Juantegui

Iñigo Juantegui

Co-founder& CEO

OnTruck

Juan Urdiales, Co-Founder & Co-CEO Job & Talent

Juan Urdiales

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Job & Talent

Juan Urdiales is a serial entrepreneur that started his first startup right after finishing his Law Degree and MBA. 3 years after he cofounded Jobandtalent with the aim of making the labor market much more efficient and fair for the 1.5Bn+ worldwide temporary forgotten workers. He loves to think in how things will be in 5 years time and “getting dirty” in operations to make it happen. Traveling, playing sports (not gym please!) and spending quality time with family & friends is what makes him happy. He is convinced in that his generation will live for more than 200 years, “so we really need to make a better world if we want to enjoy this long stay!”.

11:20am - 11:40am Playground The Digital Bank: the bank of the future Tara Cemlyn Jones (Moderator) Fintech program 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.

11:30am - 12:30pm Enlighted EnlightED Opening Jonathan Zittrain, Founder BERKMAN KLEIN CENTRE FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY HARVARD UNIVERSITY (Moderator) Edtech program José María Álvarez-Pallete, Chairman & CEO Telefónica S.A
José María Álvarez-Pallete

José María Álvarez-Pallete

Chairman & CEO

Telefónica S.A

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.

11:30am - 11:50am The Next Big Thing The surge in Innovation and its impact on the industry Ismael Sanz, Comunidad de Madrid (Moderator) Salvador Medina, CEO Valhalla: Innovating in Education
Salvador Medina

Salvador Medina

CEO

Valhalla: Innovating in Education

He began his professional career in the technology sector, first in HP and later in Sun Microsystems, where he contributed directly to the creation of the IBU (Internet Business Unit) and the launch of the Java platform at a European level. In 2000 he joined Banco Santander as head of vertical projects on the Internet. In May 2017, and after 17 years with Banco Santander, he founded Mycom Interactive, a venture builder formed by a team with solid experience in the launch and implementation of innovative projects in education, retail, innovation and entrepreneurship. In July 2017, he founded The Valhalla, the first educational innovation consultancy in Higher Education, and became one of the reference shareholders of the Digital Innovation Center. Salvador is an active member of several Boards of Directors, such as YALE PCIA, WISE Accelerator Fund of the World Innovation Summit for Education or the international advisory board of the Institute for Global Law and Policy of Harvard University, and more

Tommaso Canonici, General Director Opinno
Tommaso Canonici

Tommaso Canonici

General Director

Opinno

Tommaso es Licenciado en Economía de Internet por la Universidad de Bologna; MBA Executive por la Escuela Europea de Negocios. Titulado como Gestor de la Innovación por FEDIT (Federación Española de Centros Tecnológicos), certificado en “Estrategia Disruptiva” por HBX (Harvard Business School) y en “Inteligencia Artificial para el Negocio” por MIT. Empezó su carrera profesional en el mundo de la consultoría estratégica en innovación y fue director del departamento de innovación abierta Campus Party (Powered by Telefonica), coordinando proyectos de Open Innovation para el desarrollo territorial en España, Brasil, México, Colombia, Alemania y con la Comisión Europea. Como Managing Director at Opinno Europe coordina la actividad europea de las cuatro unidades de negocio: Opinno People (Open Innovation), Ideas (Consultoría Estratégica), Solutions (Desarrollos tecnológicos avanzados) y Academy (Transformación Corporativa). Desde las oficinas de Madrid, Barcelona, París y Milán, dirige una red de más de 150 consult

11:30am - 12:00pm Investors Den powered by IE  Techpreneurship: the exponential lever to create the jobs of future! Kamran Elahian, Founder and Chairman Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

Kamran Elahian

Founder and Chairman

Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

As an Innovation Catalyst, Kamran advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil based economies to sustainable innovation economies. In the past, as a global high-tech entrepreneur, he cofounded ten companies, produced 6 exits, 3 of them Unicorn IPOs with a total market cap of over $8B. For 15 yrs., he was Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global VC firm ($350M under management). Global Catalyst Foundation, co-founded in 2000 to improve lives through effective education and empowerment of the youth (with special emphasis on young women) using the leverage of ICT, and UN-GAID, a United Nations global forum that promotes ICT in developing countries where he served as Co-Chairman (2009-2011).

11:30am - 12:00pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Key advice for the best operational plans for startups Todd Morrill, Faculty Director and National Faculty, National Science Foundation (NSF) (Moderator) StartUp Operations program Colette Ballou, Ballou PR & Ballou Capital

Colette Ballou

Ballou PR & Ballou Capital

Colette is the founder Ballou PR, a European technology communications and strategy agency. Ballou PR’s success has allowed her to invest in startups and VC, and has also given her exposure to thousands of business models, so that she knows what works, what doesn't, and what to watch for. With her colleagues, she forecasts trends, understands and examines human behaviour, and uses these insights to position businesses for high growth. She has worked for companies like 83 North, Accel Partners, Box, Criteo, Eventbrite, Facebook, GoEuro, Lakestar, Pinterest, Stack Overflow, Stripe, TransferWise, Twilio, Waze, WhatsApp and Zendesk. She was named one of the Europe’s Most Influential Women in Startups & VC by EU Startups, and was named one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in European Technology by Inspiring Fifty recently.

Angel Agudo, Head of research Clarity
Angel Agudo

Angel Agudo

Head of research

Clarity

He is in charge of all the research activity at Clarity, coordinating different research projects with universities (Harvard, UPM, MIT) and other international institutions. He leads the development of the disruptive methodologies to measure societal impact. Ángel has been professor and researcher at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for more than 10 years, working on several research lines as digital technologies innovation, entrepreneurship, social impact and ESG. He is author of more than 50 contributions to international academic journals and conferences, and has participated in several international research projects in Europe, Latin America and USA. He has been leading a 2 years project about entrepreneurship with MIT, and has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard in the 2017-2018 academic year. Ángel holds a PhD (cum laude) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, MSc. in Economics and Innovation Management in a Madrid.

Nicholas Zylberglajt, Co-Founder & President / Co-Founder & COO at Unmanned Life European Young Innovators Forum
Nicholas Zylberglajt

Nicholas Zylberglajt

Co-Founder & President / Co-Founder & COO at Unmanned Life

European Young Innovators Forum

Nicholas Zylberglajt is an entrepreneur with a focus on innovation and a strong background in diplomacy, European regulatory affairs, digital media, business and partnership development. Nicholas has made supporting women entrepreneurs one of his main objectives as the President of the European Young Innovators Forum - the leading foundation for Youth Innovation in Europe. Dedicated to supporting European startups, Nicholas has co-founded EU Startup Services, EYIF's consulting company, that has supported more than 1550 startups to secure EU funding in over 20 EU countries, growing revenue every year more than 2x and expanding the business with international distributed teams. Nicholas is the CO Founder and COO of Unmanned Life​, the world's first Autonomy-as-a-Service AI platform, which is disrupting traditional industries such as logistics, postal and surveillance.

Miguel Sanz, Investment Director & Co-Founder Ecomenda VC
Miguel Sanz

Miguel Sanz

Investment Director & Co-Founder

Ecomenda VC

11:35am - 12:25pm Sandbox Startup Competition: Energy Energy program
11:40am - 12:00pm Playground ICOs vs VCs - end of an era for early stage ventures? Pablo Moreno de la Cova, Coin Governance System (Moderator) Fintech program Vinoth Jayakumar, Principal Draper Esprit

Vinoth Jayakumar

Principal

Draper Esprit

Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Prior to that he worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded start-ups. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW) and has a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. Vinoth focuses on investments in fintech and insuretech.

Javier González, Director VentureSpec
Javier González

Javier González

Director

VentureSpec

11:45am - 12:15pm Arena New ecosystems towards a data driven mobility Federico Florez, Ferrovial (Moderator) Data program Alastair Macleod, CEO Teralytics
Alastair Macleod

Alastair Macleod

CEO

Teralytics

Alastair MacLeod is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience in data services, telecommunications and platform software at a range of technology companies. He previously held positions as the CEO of EurotaxGlass, Managing Director at Solera, and the UK Vice President of Business Services with Orange. Alastair also has extensive experience advising top investors, boards and management teams on growth and performance acceleration of tech companies. Alastair is a graduate of the University of York and the London Business School. An avid sailor and motor biker, he lives outside of London with his wife, son and daughter.

Rika Christanto, Co-founder and COO OnTruck
Rika Christanto

Rika Christanto

Co-founder and COO

OnTruck

Nir Erez, CEO and Co-founder Moovit
Nir Erez

Nir Erez

CEO and Co-founder

Moovit

Nir Erez , a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading technology startups , is the CEO and Co- Founder of Moovit . Before Moovit , Nir was also founder and CEO of ActionBase and Eyron Software Solutions. Nir is also co-owner and co-founder of Eyron Group invests in software companies at an early stage . Nir Mamram graduated from the Academy and holds a degree in physics. Prior to founding Moovit in 2011 , Nir led the investment arm of Eyron Group focused on early- stage software companies . I holds a B.Sc. in Physics .

11:50am - 12:15pm The Next Big Thing PITCHING SLOT for 5 startups from GHANA
12:00pm - 12:30pm Playground Creating efficiencies & Taking out the middleman Fintech program Tamaz Georgadze, Co Founder & CEO Raisin

Tamaz Georgadze

Co Founder & CEO

Raisin

Tamaz is the co-founder and CEO of Raisin, the first and only European marketplace for deposit-insured savings products. As CEO he leads Raisin and takes in particular care of partner bank acquisition, business development, legal and regional expansion efforts. With 29 banks, the platform is the largest one-stop shop B2C solution for simple and secure savings products. Tamaz is a non-exec supervisor board member of Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC, UK holding company of the largest bank in Georgia, listed part of FTSE250 index. Prior to building and scaling Raisin, Tamaz has spent 10 years with McKinsey & Company, the last 3 years as Principal leading also McKinsey Savings and Investment products Service Line for EMEA countries. He served some of the very largest retail, universal and wholesale banks throughout Europe and in Asia. Core areas of expertise were performance management/ organization, deposit gathering, direct banking, branch transformation, SME strategy and regulation. Tamaz holds a PhD in agric

Philippe Gelis, CEO and Co-Founder Kantox

Philippe Gelis

CEO and Co-Founder

Kantox

Philippe Gelis is the Chief Executive Officer and cofounder of Kantox, the specialist foreign exchange company headquartered in London. He founded Kantox in 2011 with Antonio Rami and John Carbajal. Philippe began his career working for Renault Suisse as a financial controller. He then gained invaluable experience in the banking industry as a consultant at Axis Corporate. Before founding Kantox he was a strategy & management consultant at Deloitte. He specialises in corporate finance and business strategy.

Markus Ament, Co-Founder & CEO Centrifuge.Taulia

Markus Ament

Co-Founder & CEO

Centrifuge.Taulia

Serial FinTech entrepreneur, Markus Ament, or Maex as he is known, has led many companies from early-stage startups to global leaders, used and loved by thousands worldwide. He is currently CEO and co-founder of Centrifuge, with the mission to create an operating system for global commerce to fundamentally change how businesses transact and collaborate. Maex is co-founder and member of the board of Taulia, and has transformed the company from an idea in 2009 to the market-leading Financial Supply Chain company, connecting businesses to create a more efficient and profitable supply chain. With an enviable list of the of Fortune 500 clients and over 300 employees, Taulia has quickly become the recognized leader in the financial supply chain. Maex began his FinTech career working for SAP, developing and deploying payment and banking solutions in the SAP financials market. Maex also acts as an angel investor and mentor for various startups.

12:00pm - 12:45pm Investors Den powered by IE Legal Tech Startups Perspectives & Trends
12:00pm - 12:30pm Innovation Stage by BBVA The fundamental of success and growth for creating digital innovative business models Fran Romero, Open Innovation Amadeus (Moderator) Manuel Balsera, Senior Vice President AMC Networks International Southern Europe
Manuel Balsera

Manuel Balsera

Senior Vice President

AMC Networks International Southern Europe

Manuel Balsera is currently Senior Vice President at AMC Networks International Southern Europe, the leading producer of thematic TV in Spain, Portugal and France. Manuel holds a Law and Communications Degree from Complutense University of Madrid, a Diploma in Media Management and Marketing Communication from Missouri-Columbia University, having also earned a Masters degree in Management, the PDD and IFP from IESE Business School and the Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT. In this role Balsera oversees all the business operations including: Digital, Marketing, Affiliates, Ad sales and Business development areas of more than 24 TV channels and a significant amount of digital assets such as; Microcanales- AMC´s FVOD app-, Odisea VR or the SVOD tracker. Balsera has developed a wide professional senior management career in companies such as Proximity BBDO, ONO or VIVENDI, among others. He is also a co-founder and a serial investor in more than 20 startups and a professor in several Business

Pedro Rocha, Co-Founder & President & CEO Beta-i

Pedro Rocha

Co-Founder & President & CEO

Beta-i

Pedro is co-founder, President and CEO of Beta-i - an organization dedicated at helping startups succeed and boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems based in Lisbon. Pedro is the host and a mentor of SeedCamp Lisbon, a facilitator and co-director at Startup Weekend Lisbon, and was the co-director and a mentor of the first Founder Institute Lisbon, in addition to several other mentoring initiatives. Pedro is a fellow of Kauffman Global Partner Network, member of World Entrepreneurship Forum and Young Urban Leaders Network, co-founder of Startup Portugal and a member of APBA - Portuguese Business Angel Association, where he was an Executive Board Member for nearly three years. In 2007 he co-founded and was a co-director of the Social Innovation Program at TESE - a social innovation hub based in Lisbon (in partnership with Young Foundation), during three years.

Federico Pienovi, Regional Managing Director Globant
Federico Pienovi

Federico Pienovi

Regional Managing Director

Globant

He joined Globant 9 years ago and during 2017 was named Regional Managing Director and Head of EMEA. Prior to becoming Regional MD, Federico was the Managing Director for several Financial Services clients in the East Coast based in New York City. As an MD, he was responsible for defining all technology and delivery strategies, coordinating between all internal areas, and defining and executing methodologies to deliver Globant's vision and value to JPMorgan Chase. In addition, he ensured the successful development and delivery on all programs including products for Digital Content, Big Data, Web applications and User Experience. He started his career working for 3 of the biggest companies in Argentina, YPF (oil), Edenor (energy) and Verizon (telco). Federico holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Computer Software Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.

Thomas Anglaret, Google
Thomas Anglaret

Thomas Anglaret

Google

12:15pm - 12:45pm Arena Spain Startup: from emerging ecosystem to global disruptor Dan Green Gunderson & Dettmer (Moderator) International Expansion program Alejandro Artacho, CEO and co-founder Spotahome - Spain
Alejandro Artacho

Alejandro Artacho

CEO and co-founder

Spotahome - Spain

Alejandro Artacho is the co-founder and CEO of Spotahome.com, an online booking platform for mid to long term accommodation. We do not target holiday rentals, just people who are moving abroad, so they can book their housing online without the necessity of arriving first to the city. Spotahome is a fast growing multicultural company that lets you rent like a local, no matter where you are in the world. Detailed listings with professional photography, video tours and floor plans bring checked-out properties to you, so you can book housing for your move abroad confidently and securely in just a few clicks. Before that, Alejandor Artacho spent three years in China, where not only learnt chinese but also how to negotiate with Asian countries, do business there, deal with clients, presented in international trade fairs and understand the culture. He also gained experience in international trade, internationalization of businesses and taxation....

Beatriz González, Founder & Managing Partner Seaya Ventures - Spain
Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder & Managing Partner

Seaya Ventures - Spain

Beatriz González is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seaya Ventures. She serves as Board Member in Plenummedia, Cabify, Percentil, Miora, Hundredrooms, Spotahome and Glovo. She is also Chairman of the Venture Capital Committee of ASCRI (Spanish VC & PE Association). Beatriz has been working in the private equity industry since 2002 most recently heading the private equity program in Telefonica’s pension Fund for six years. During that time she was also a Board member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) from 2008-2011. Before that she worked at Darby Overseas Investments, a US based private equity firm where she was part of the Latin America mid-market growth fund. After that she joined Excel Partners a Spanish mid market growth fund. Before entering the private equity sector Beatriz González worked in the Equity Research Department at Morgan Stanley in London and also at Spain based Internet consultant company Qarana. Beatriz has a business degree from CUNEF University and an

Oskar Miel, Managing Partner & Investments Executive Officer Rakuten - Japan
Oskar Miel

Oskar Miel

Managing Partner & Investments Executive Officer

Rakuten - Japan

Oskar is the Managing Partner in charge of the FinTech Fund and Mobility Investments. He has led multiple investments in the fintech space and ride sharing, including Lyft, Cabify and Careem. Oskar serves as a board member for Cabify and Careem. Prior to joining Rakuten, Oskar had extensive experience in the financial industry, including in investment banking and capital markets while at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch, and in private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe. Oskar earned his BA at ICADE in Spain and MBA at Harvard Business School.

12:15pm - 12:20pm The Next Big Thing RedLook technology for Smart Monitoring of processes in 4.0 Industry  Francisco Cortés, CEO y Fundador Sensia Solutions
Francisco Cortés

Francisco Cortés

CEO y Fundador

Sensia Solutions

12:20pm - 12:50pm The Next Big Thing Do we still need traditional learning institutions? Benoit Wirz, Brighteye Ventures (Moderator) Pierre Dubuc, Co-founder and CEO OpenClassrooms
Pierre Dubuc

Pierre Dubuc

Co-founder and CEO

OpenClassrooms

"Pierre is the cofounder of OpenClassrooms. Together with Mathieu Nebra, Pierre created the precursor of OpenClassrooms in 1999, at age 11. He is now the CEO of the company, one of the first online campuses in Europe and among the largest EdTechs in the world. In 2016, Pierre appeared among Forbes’ “30 under 30” for social entrepreneurship.

Gonzalo Manrique, Ironhack

Gonzalo Manrique

Ironhack

Gonzalo Manrique is the Co-Founder of Ironhack, a global coding school with campuses in Madrid, Barcelona and Miami and over 500 graduates. Before Ironhack, Gonzalo worked as a Project Manager building bridges across different European countries. Gonzalo holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio. Knowing there had to be a better way to change careers and enter the booming tech industry, he started Ironhack with his Co-Founder Ariel Quiñones in 2013.

Miguel Gonzalez-Gallarza, Country Manager Ornikar
Miguel Gonzalez-Gallarza

Miguel Gonzalez-Gallarza

Country Manager

Ornikar

Born in Madrid and educated in the French system, Miguel González-Gallarza holds a MSc in Management from HEC Paris. After initial experiences in Marketing and Finance during his studies, he joined the German mobile bank N26 to help expand the business in Spain. He is now Country Manager in Spain of Ornikar, a French online driving school that aims to shape the future of driving education by making it more accessible to learners while offering more flexibility to instructors

12:25pm - 01:20pm Sandbox Startup competition: Education (Round 2) Edtech program
12:30pm - 01:00pm Playground Rethinking insurance Aquilino Peña, Kibo Ventures (Moderator) InsureTech program Miguel Vicente, Co-Founder & Chairman Antai Venture Builder

Miguel Vicente

Co-Founder & Chairman

Antai Venture Builder

Miguel Vicente co-founded Antai Venture Builder in 2012, the leading online and mobile venture builder in Southern Europe. Antai's mission is to create new business models, select the best talent and co-found the new venture with them, accompanying them through the whole process. Since then, Miguel co-founded through Antai multiple ventures with international presence like Wallapop, the leading second-handing app with operations in Spain and US, CornerJob, Deliberry, Stampydoo, Shopery, Glovo (JustBell), BePretty (merged with Fancybox) or Elcodi. In 2009 Miguel founded LetsBonus (www.letsbonus.com), the leading Social Shopping company in South Europe and Latinamerica, with a presence in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and Chile.

Pablo Moro Casquete, Director of Innovation Mutua Madrileña

Pablo Moro Casquete

Director of Innovation

Mutua Madrileña

Currently Director of Innovation at Mutua Madrileña (MM), responsible of scouting, defining, designing and launching new products and services for MM into the market. MM is the second largest non-life insurance Group in Spain, with 5+ Bn€ premiums. I am also member of Antai Venture Builder Innovation Committee (Mutua's partner for the creation of disruptive business models). Prior experience in Open Innovation, Strategic Partnerships, Venture Capital and startups development at Wayra Global and as Business development at Telefónica. Mentor of several startups in the Spanish and Brazilian ecosystem. Passionate about sports, geopolitics, venture capital and innovation. Executive MBA at IE Business School. Master of Marketing at ESIC Business School and Business Administration at Valladolid University and Bucks New University. Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese

Fabian Wesemann, Co-founder and CFO WeFox

Fabian Wesemann

Co-founder and CFO

WeFox

Fabian is the Co-Founder and Group CFO of wefox group. wefox Group operates two businesses across Europe: Wefox is a platform that connects insurance companies to brokers that manage and consult their customers completely digital. Wefox currently features more than 300 insurance companies on the marketplace and serves more than 1'000 broker agents and 250.000 consumers. ONE: Fully digital European insurance company. The vision is to create a single protection for all risks in life in real time based on actually exposed risk. ONE is fully integrated in the wefox platform. wefox group has raised >€50m to date. This investment is the largest sum invested in an Insurtech company in Europe to date. Before wefox, Fabian founded EMPAUA Gmbh and worked as an investment banker for Deutsche Bank in London.

Florian Graillot, Co-Founder and Partner Astorya

Florian Graillot

Co-Founder and Partner

Astorya

Florian is co-founder and Partner at astorya.vc, a European fund investing in early-stage/insurance startups. Florian started his career in 2008 as an entrepreneur with a fashion Internet startup FloandYou developed across Europe. Since 2010, he has been working in the investment space: investment manager at Affine - a property company -, investor at Newfund - a tech VC based in Paris -, and investor at AXA Strategic Ventures - a VC fund investing in European insurance startups. Florian is an engineering graduate from Telecom ParisTech and business school graduate from HEC Paris. Florian regularly writes and tweets about InsurTech, AI and startups.

12:30pm - 01:15pm Enlighted KEYNOTE: Learning How to Learn Barbara Oakley, OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (Moderator) Edtech program Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer McKinsey
Nick van Dam

Nick van Dam

Global Chief Learning Officer

McKinsey

"Nick is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential. He is an internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, researcher, author, and speaker on corporate Learning, Talent and Leadership Development. Over the course of his career he has served more than 100 clients around the world. As Chief Learning Officer, he leads worldwide Learning & Development for McKinsey. He is a Full Professor Corporate Learning & Development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, a visiting professor at Harvard, and Associate Professor at Wharton/PENN CLO Executive Doctorate Program (USA). He is board member of ICEDR. Nick has written articles and has been quoted by The Financial Times, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Management Consulting, Learning & Training Innovations Magazine, T+D Magazine and The India Times. He has also authored and co-authored 25+ books

Rory Simpson, Chief Learning Officer Telefónica
Rory Simpson

Rory Simpson

Chief Learning Officer

Telefónica

Helena Herrero, Managing Director HP Iberia
Helena Herrero

Helena Herrero

Managing Director

HP Iberia

Helena is today Managing Director for HP Iberia. She joined HP in 1982, holding the role of Vice President from 2002. In 2012, she was appointed MD and CEO for Hewlett Packard Iberia. Helena is a Member of the Board of Directors of Gas Natural Fenosa and President of Fundación I+E (Innovación España). She is also a trustee of the COTEC Foundation for Innovation and of the Princess of Girona Foundation. She is a member of the board of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Governing Council of APD, and a member of the Business Advisory Council of the CEOE. She is a Vice-president of Amcham, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Business Council and of the Fundación Consejo España- EEUU. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Executive Board at IESE and is a member of the Junior Achievement Trust, as well as being a member of the Advisory Board of Atlantic-Cooper Chair in the Mining Engineering School and the Board of Directors of Netmentora Madrid.

Teresa Martín Retortillo, Executive President Executive Education IE Business
Teresa Martín Retortillo

Teresa Martín Retortillo

Executive President

Executive Education IE Business

Teresa Martín-Retortillo is the Executive President of Executive Education at IE Business School since September 2016. She also leads innovation in open programs both on-line and face to face. Prior to that, she was senior vice president of Strategy and Business Development for McGraw-Hill Education in 2014 where she supported CEO David Levin, and the executive team in the digital transformation of the company through strategy definition and execution as well as with investments and partnerships. Teresa began her professional career at Goldman Sachs as a corporate finance analyst in London. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CUNEF (Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros) in Madrid, and a MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

12:30pm - 12:50pm Innovation Stage by BBVA How to survive as a succesful ecommerce in the Amazon era E-Commerce & Platforms program Elena Gomez del Pozuelo, Co-Founder & CEO BebeDeParis.com

Elena Gomez del Pozuelo

Co-Founder & CEO

BebeDeParis.com

Elena is a well known international entrepreneur in Spain with expertise in e-commerce, retail, wholesale. She has 25 years of experience in taking an internet business from the idea to benefits and she is Member of the Board of few companies, advising them how they should be transformed to take advantage of the digital economy. She is member of SWAN, Women Angels Network.

12:45pm - 01:15pm Arena Corporate Venturing: a view from both sides Rebeca Gimeno, El Pais Retina & Cuatro (Moderator) Corporates & Accelerators program Itxaso del Palacio, Investor Formerly at M12

Itxaso del Palacio

Investor

Formerly at M12

Itxaso is an Investment Partner for Microsoft Ventures. She is based in London and is responsible for the investments in Europe. Previously, Itxaso was a Principal at Lepe Partners where she led investments in venture growth companies in digital media and consumer technologies. Prior to that, she was at EC1 Capital investing in early stage startups and helping them build and commercialise their technologies. Itxaso is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering as well as a PhD focused on Economics and Venture Capital. Dr. del Palacio has also taught entrepreneurship in many institutions including Imperial College and University College London (UCL).

Nick Nigam, Principal Samsung NEXT
Nick Nigam

Nick Nigam

Principal

Samsung NEXT

Nick is a Principal at Samsung NEXT Europe, where he focuses on early stage investments and was heavily involved in establishing and building out the Samsung NEXT Europe team. Nick is keen to change the image of CVC’s and worked on the investments in LiquidSky, Sorenson Media, Spatial, Unbabel and Grover, as well as the acquisition of AdGear.

Octavio Soler Bach, Founder & CEO Instant Credit
Octavio Soler Bach

Octavio Soler Bach

Founder & CEO

Instant Credit

International background in corporate finance and business development in Fortune 100 and Big 4 corporations. More than 12 years of experience in fin-tech, especially in digital financing and online payment methods, leading several projects in these sectors nationally and internationally.

Julio Martínez, CEO InnoCells by Banco Sabadell
Julio Martínez

Julio Martínez

CEO

InnoCells by Banco Sabadell

Julio is Executive Director at Innocells, the hub of new digital ventures of Banco Sabadell. As its Corporate Venturing arm, InnoCells focuses on venture building, strategic venture capital and digital strategy. During more than 2 years, he has worked at Sabadell’s strategy consulting team concentrating on digital strategy, transformation and innovation. Previously, Julio was a Vice-President at Citi with a focus on Corporate Development and Investment Banking. Julio is father of three children, and has lived and worked in the US, UK, Switzerland, Brazil and India.

Guenia Gawendo, Scouting and Innovation Investments Director Telefónica
Guenia Gawendo

Guenia Gawendo

Scouting and Innovation Investments Director

Telefónica

Innovation Scouting, New business development, Growth strategies, Investments, Multi-disciplinary matrix teams leader. International experience in Europe, US and Latin America.

12:45pm - 01:15pm Investors Den powered by IE How we disrupt existing business models with Blockchain. Cross-industries use cases. Tania Marinich
Tania Marinich

Tania Marinich

12:50pm - 01:30pm The Next Big Thing AIRBUSBIZ LAB startup pitching
12:50pm - 01:20pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Going through digital transformation with disruptive innovation Alberto Tornero, PwC (Moderator) Javier Verde, Sales Director for the Startups Salesforce
Javier Verde

Javier Verde

Sales Director for the Startups

Salesforce

Javier Verde is Salesforce Sales Director for the Startups and SMEs division, directing a team of professionals and clients that create a double digit increase in Salesforce's leadership as a # 1 company in CRM, Marketing and the "Customer Success Platform" . Javier is passionate about the new technologies and initials that joined Salesforce after working almost 4 years in IBM in the divisions of Hardware and Cloud Computing. Previously a commercial consultant and director at Doriath Solutions, transforming companies and implementing ERP and CRM solutions, where he began to discover his passion for technology and fast growing businesses.

Enrique Jimenez, Managing Director Philip Morris
Enrique Jimenez

Enrique Jimenez

Managing Director

Philip Morris

Born in Madrid, Jiménez has a Law Degree and he is graduate in Business Administration and MBA at the IE. The new managing director leads this region, which he knows perfectly well, as he held different positions of responsibility in Spain, Canary Islands, Andorra and Portugal. For the past few years, he has been managing Philip Morris in Turkey. His objective for the three new markets is to consolidate the IQOS expansion (the company's first major smokeless product venture, which uses high-precision technology to heat tobacco instead of burning it, thus preventing combustion, which is the main cause of smoking-related diseases). Another of Jiménez's main challenges is to open a constructive debate with the community and medical authorities to verify the science behind this electronic device.

01:00pm - 01:30pm Playground Blockchain: Building the pillars of transparecncy, trust and UX Daniel Díez García, UST Global (Moderator) Blockchain program Miguel Caballero, CEO Tutellus.io
Miguel Caballero

Miguel Caballero

CEO

Tutellus.io

Miguel is the CEO and founder of Tutellus. 20 years in Business Administration and Management. Miguel is an industrial engineer with an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (1999) and a serial entrepreneur. He founded several startups last 20 years, and since 2012 Miguel has been completely focused on Tutellus, first years building the platform and Community and since 2017 launching Tutellus.io, the decentralized model that seeks to reshape education with the use of blockchain.

José Mínguez, Head of Innovation Market Iberia Endesa

José Mínguez

Head of Innovation Market Iberia

Endesa

José is the Head of Innovation Market Iberia at Endesa, his main objective being the application of new technologies and market trends to the Energy Business. EMBA from IE, he is an electronic industrial engineer trained at ICAI. He is member of the Blockchain Community of Enel and P2P Transaction Platforms and the Blockchain Platform of Eurelectric (organization representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries). Previously, he was the Head of Technology Projects, leading various consortia for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 and was responsible for various projects aimed at developing the integration of efficient distributed solar energy into the grid, smart-home, smart-buildings, storage systems and the commercial application of heat pumps for industrial installations. Focused on B2B & B2C Innovation projects, business development and strategy.

Carlos Kuchkovsky, CTO New Digital Business BBVA
Carlos Kuchkovsky

Carlos Kuchkovsky

CTO New Digital Business

BBVA

Christopher Burgahn, Business Development Share&Charge

Christopher Burgahn

Business Development

Share&Charge

Founded and managed several ventures before joining the MotionWerk Team for partnering and business development. Passionate about a sustainable and decentralized world.

Álvaro Gracia Arroyo, Telefónica
Álvaro Gracia Arroyo

Álvaro Gracia Arroyo

Telefónica

01:15pm - 01:35pm Arena Wayra: How to make elephants dance Corporates & Accelerators program Miguel Arias, COO Global Telefonica Open Future

Miguel Arias

COO

Global Telefonica Open Future

Miguel Arias, entrepreneur and angel investor, has over 12 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach. COO at CartoDB, he is currently leading the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its Madrid and NY offices, directing the company's growth and scaling-up. He co-founded IMASTE, the leading virtual environments and webcasts platform in Europe, until its acquisition in June 2012 by ON24, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based multinational. He then managed the integration process between IMASTE and ON24, Inc., as EMEA Sales Director. Trying to enhance the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem, he co-founded and presides over Chamberi Valley and MULTIVENT, an innovative events agency with focus on university career fairs in Spain.

01:15pm - 02:00pm Enlighted CONVERSATION: When Technology Reinvents the Professions Edtech program John Ridding, CEO Financial Times
John Ridding

John Ridding

CEO

Financial Times

"John Ridding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group, one of the world’s leading business news organisations recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Under his stewardship, the FT has expanded its global operations, successfully scaled and transformed its core business and acquired a number of companies that support its multichannel strategy, including Money-Media, Medley Global Advisors, Exec-Appointments, Assanka (renamed FT Labs), Alpha Grid and Longitude. John sits on the board of Bonnier Business Press, part of the international media conglomerate Bonnier AB. He is also Chairman of Room to Read, a US-based charity that supports education and literacy in developing countries, and a member of its UK Advisory Board From the FT page: John is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times. He has been with the FT for more than 25 years in both editorial and executive positions. Under his stewardship the Financial Times has expanded its global operatio

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.

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.

01:15pm - 01:35pm Investors Den powered by IE Building Digital Security enabling Digital Transformation Gianluca D'Antonio, Chief Information Security Officer FCC Group

Gianluca D'Antonio

Chief Information Security Officer

FCC Group

Chief Information Security Officer at FCC Group, the parent company of one of Spain's leading construction and service groups. He’s Founder Member and Chair of the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Information Security (www.ismsforum.es) and Academic Director of Master in Cybersecurity at IE. He holds more than 15 years of experience in the field of Information Security Management Systems and Cybersecurity.

01:20pm - 02:05pm Sandbox Startup competition: Travel and Tourism Travel & Tourism program
01:20pm - 01:50pm Innovation Stage by BBVA The Challenges of Scalability Joe Hazlam, IE (Moderator) Dilek Dayinlarli, 212 VC

Dilek Dayinlarli

212 VC

Dilek Dayinlarli is a Vice President at 212 Limited. She focuses on investments in internet, telecommunication and technology companies. She worked at Groupon as a Director of Strategy and Analysis. She was a Senior Management Consultant in Accenture’s Communications & High Technology practice. Dayinlarli spent the first couple of years of her career in Turkey as a Business Developer at Koc Holding’s Telecom division executing business development and strategy. She started her career in the USA, where she held different project management positions and also created her own start-up. She holds a M.B.A. in Strategy from Johnson & Wales University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University

Juan Miguel Perez, Finboot
Juan Miguel Perez

Juan Miguel Perez

Finboot

Tomás Coca Stefaniak, Responsible for the Selection and Evaluation process Fundación Repsol 

Tomás Coca Stefaniak

Responsible for the Selection and Evaluation process

Fundación Repsol 

Chemical Engineer from the University of Nottingham (UK), is the Responsible for the Selection and Evaluation process in the Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund, managing the process from the beginning of the selection to the start of the acceleration of the start-ups, where he participates as Coordinator since 2013, helping in the technical and economic development of the start-ups and promoting their growth and success. He has multidisciplinary experience in several companies managing projects and teams in different sectors such as water treatment, CO2 capture, refining and other processes.

Sara Bravo, Senior Account Executive Venture Capital Salesforce
Sara Bravo

Sara Bravo

Senior Account Executive Venture Capital

Salesforce

Sara Bravo handles the Department of Salesforce for Venture Capital. She has been working at Salesforce with Start ups and Venture Capitals from the last 5 years, helping entrepreneurs design their Customer Company vision and execution roadmap, professionalising their sales teams and increasing the efficiency of their organisations.

01:30pm - 01:50pm Playground How the blockchain technology is making the financial sector more democratic Tara Cemlyn-Jones, Principal Advisor, TCJ, Fintech Advisory (Moderator) Bundeep Singh Rangar, Chairman PremFina - United Kingdom
Bundeep Singh Rangar

Bundeep Singh Rangar

Chairman

PremFina - United Kingdom

Bundeep Singh Rangar is a recognized fintech entrepreneur, investor and deal-maker. He has raised half a billion dollars in equity and debt funding in the UK, Europe, Canada and India. He celebrated a recent $36 million raise for his latest venture www.premfina.com via a pilgrimage to Burning Man. Bundeep provides commentary on blockchain, insurance and fintech for the BBC, CNBC, CNN and Sky, available at www.rangar.tv, while also producing his first feature film.

01:30pm - 02:00pm The Next Big Thing STARTUPS CORREOS
01:35pm - 01:55pm Arena Innovation at Amazon Huy Nguyen Trieu, CFTE Education (Moderator) Corporates & Accelerators program 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

Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO The Disruptive Group
Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu

CEO

The Disruptive Group

Huy is co-founder of the CFTE and the CEO of The Disruptive Group – a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at RBS and SG. Before, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US and a precursor of LinkedIn. He likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He also dedicates a lot of time “off the clock” to helping the industry grow and expand via his blog, Disruptive Finance. He sits on the Fintech advisory board of the World Economic Forum, and on the advisory boards of Fintech HK, Trusting Social and Fintech Connect He is a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College, an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford University Saïd Entrepreneurship Centre, a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial institutions, and founding member of the Asian supercharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerator in Asi

01:35pm - 02:00pm Investors Den powered by IE Tech, design and data: Insuretech& AI Elena González- Blanco, General Manager of Europe Cover Wallet
Elena González- Blanco

Elena González- Blanco

General Manager of Europe

Cover Wallet

01:50pm - 02:00pm Playground Enabling next generation of trade & logistics using blockchain Industry 4.0 & Logistics program
01:50pm - 02:20pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Building companies from zero: opportunities and threats Unai Franco, White Peak Partners (Moderator) StartUp Operations program Susanne Birgersdotter, Partner Milky Way Cap

Susanne Birgersdotter

Partner

Milky Way Cap

Susanne Birgersdotter, a Swedish self made entrepreneur and investor, shares her inspirational journey from designing her first app from her kitchen table to becoming a partner in the VC company, Milky Way Cap within 7 years. Susanne’s strong instincts and intuition has helped her grow her companies including designing a #1 ranked app and founding Igotcha, SthlmAppLab, SBDM. She is an active mentor/member on several boards, and a popular global speaker giving lectures and workshops on entrepreneurship and venture capital. Susanne was nominated for Sweden’s most powerful female founder in 2017 and 2018.

Valeria Dominguez, Founder & CEO Felino
Valeria Dominguez

Valeria Dominguez

Founder & CEO

Felino

Valeria is the Founder & CEO of Felino, a strategic eCommerce consultancy. She is a mechanical engineer with an Executive MBA/PLD from Harvard Business School and was named 8th on the Top 100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow by the French Think Tank Institut Choiseul. El MUNDO quotes her among the "Young business leaders who will lead Spain" and EXPANSIÓN includes her in their "100 young Spanish executives with most potential" list. In 2018, she was elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Adolfo Dominguez where she previously spent 6 years as the Corporate e-Commerce & Omni-channel Director and member of the Executive Committee, a publicly traded company founded in 1976 with 650 boutiques in 35 countries. Along with an exceptional team she was able to multiply sales by 20 with double digit profitability, make the online store #1 out of 650 and launch the business in 27 countries.

Cristina Fanjul, Managing Director CEEI Asturias
Cristina Fanjul

Cristina Fanjul

Managing Director

CEEI Asturias

Managing Director of CEEI Asturias, she leads initiatives of development of innovative technology-based entrepreneurship, including advice, acceleration programmes, investment readiness and access to finance. She is very involved in European projects and strategies and VicePresident of EBN- European association of centers of innovation- and also of ANCES national association of Business Innovation Centres. She is also expert evaluator of international SME Instrument (Horizon 2020).

Javier Ridruejo, Chief Innovation & Information Officer Business Federation of La Rioja
Javier Ridruejo

Javier Ridruejo

Chief Innovation & Information Officer

Business Federation of La Rioja

Cluster manager in AERTIC, the IT cluster in La Rioja, member of CONETIC and European Digital SME Alliance. Member of the management board of the Computer Engineers Professional Society of La Rioja, member of the advisory board for the Research and Development in La Rioja, member of the advisory board of the Digital Agenda of La Rioja, member of the AENOR Technical Comitee of Smart Cities, member of the National Forum for the Digital Trust of the Telecomunications, member of the Board of Research and Development in CEOE, member of the board of Sciences, Food Sciences and Computer Science Faculty of the University of La Rioja. I also worked in the Economic Development Agency of La Rioja, and was founder and CEO of Neofis New Technologies. PhD in Computer Engineering by the University of the Basque Country, Expert in Tecnological Innovation by the University of La Rioja. I have been taken part in the development of several R+D+I strategic plans, development plans, and technology plans for La Rioja from 2008

01:55pm - 02:25pm Arena Beyond Reality Alberto Rodríguez, CEO of TheCube  (Moderator) Corporates & Accelerators program Juan Rivas, CEO 6D Labs
Juan Rivas

Juan Rivas

CEO

6D Labs

Javier Pascau, profesor UC3M
Javier Pascau

Javier Pascau

profesor

UC3M

José Mínguez, Head of Innovation Market Iberia Endesa

José Mínguez

Head of Innovation Market Iberia

Endesa

José is the Head of Innovation Market Iberia at Endesa, his main objective being the application of new technologies and market trends to the Energy Business. EMBA from IE, he is an electronic industrial engineer trained at ICAI. He is member of the Blockchain Community of Enel and P2P Transaction Platforms and the Blockchain Platform of Eurelectric (organization representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries). Previously, he was the Head of Technology Projects, leading various consortia for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 and was responsible for various projects aimed at developing the integration of efficient distributed solar energy into the grid, smart-home, smart-buildings, storage systems and the commercial application of heat pumps for industrial installations. Focused on B2B & B2C Innovation projects, business development and strategy.

02:00pm - 02:30pm Playground Are Cryptocurrencies really the viable alternative? Sean Seton-Rogers, ProFounders Capital (Moderator) Carolina Marçalo, Head of Partnerships AppCoins
Carolina Marçalo

Carolina Marçalo

Head of Partnerships

AppCoins

Carolina Marçalo has + 10 years experience in Business Analysis and Strategy, leading Aptoide’s strategic partnerships for the last +5 years. Co-author for AppCoins cryptocurrency Whitepaper and involved in the strategy and partnerships of its successfull ICO. Currently working in the launch of the App Store Foundation, the structure that will govern the Open Protocol. Carolina holds a Masters Degree in International Economics, and a BA in Economics from UMass Dartmouth and just concluded University of Oxford’s Blockchain Strategy Programme.

Eneko Knörr, Founder Pheidon.capital

Eneko Knörr

Founder

Pheidon.capital

Eneko Knorr is the founder of Pheidon.capital, a cryptocurrency fund and lab. He previously started Ludei (San Francisco) and the Spanish top 5 hosting company Hostalia (sold to Telefonica). He is also an angel investor in companies such as Ticketbis (sold to eBay), Habitissimo (sold to Homeserve), Petcoach (sold to Petco), Chicisimo, Captio and Cabify, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country, and an AMP in Business Administration & Management from IE Business School (Madrid). He is a public speaker at conferences around the world such as New York Summit (NYC, USA), 4YFN-Mobile World Congress (Shanghai, China and Barcelona, Spain), Venture Days Barranquilla (Colombia), South Summit (Madrid), etc. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and cryptocurrencies.

Adrian Niculescu, CMO EMEA CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian Niculescu

CMO EMEA

CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian is the CMO EMEA at CloudCoin Consortium, and the Regional Director for the UK & Romania at Faster Capital Dubai. Adrian has 20 years of experience in building and developing companies, and 10’000 students in his online and offline marketing and business courses since 2013. He mentored 30 tech start-ups since 2014, spoke at 500 gig events, and has been coaching, consulting, and mentoring on all continents since 2010. He completed 250 real estate transactions since 2008. He also possesses copywriting skills, notably in sales pages, e-mails, funnels, facebook ads, and ads on other platforms. His tech skills include Blockchain, RAIDA, Marketing automation expert, Clickfunnels, Sales Manago, Infusionsoft, Leadpages, and Facebook. His marketing skills include marketing, product, and startup launch strategies. He is addicted to personal development and continuous improvement, loves to speak at events about subjects he has practical experience, while keeping as primary focus to add value to the audience.

02:00pm - 02:10pm The Next Big Thing Telefónica and Blockchain José Luis Núñez, Telefónica & Wayra
José Luis Núñez

José Luis Núñez

Telefónica & Wayra

02:05pm - 02:55pm Sandbox Startup competition: Smart Mobility
02:30pm - 03:30pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Prize giving ceremony Hakathon, Amadeus, Ferrovial, BBVA & Pitching
02:55pm - 03:05pm Sandbox Winner announcement track Travel, Energy, Education
02:55pm - 03:05pm Sandbox Lunch Sandbox, 3
03:00pm - 03:30pm The Next Big Thing Learnings in Startup & Large Corporate Collaboration Alberto Payo, applicantes.com (Moderator) StartUp Operations program Fabio Tentori, CEO Enel Innovation Hubs
Fabio Tentori

Fabio Tentori

CEO

Enel Innovation Hubs

Since 2017 Fabio is the CEO of Enel Innovation Hubs, the innovation arm of Enel Group. He manages all collaborations with startups within Enel Group and the presence in innovation ecosystems worldwide: Silicon Valley, Israel, Italy, Spain, Russia, Chile and Brazil. Since joining Enel in 2013, he has gained relevant experience in the energy innovation domain, covering several roles in the development of the residential energy services business in Italy. Prior to Enel, Fabio worked for 6 years with McKinsey & Company, based in Milan and in London. Fabio holds a MBA degree with honors achieved in 2010 at INSEAD.

Stefano La Cesa, Cofounder & CTO PEDIUS
Stefano La Cesa

Stefano La Cesa

Cofounder & CTO

PEDIUS

Stefano’s technical background is centered around Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, followed by a 5 years experience in supporting adoption of tech innovation inside large enterprises. After that he started focus on business implications of technological innovation, on entrepreneurship, on business ethics. As of today, Pedius enables consumer and business phone services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Together with Enel, Pedius delivers a 360 degrees experience improving accessibility for customers and work inclusion

Roy Petter Dyrdahl Torgersen, Founder & CEO NIDO Robotics
Roy Petter Dyrdahl Torgersen

Roy Petter Dyrdahl Torgersen

Founder & CEO

NIDO Robotics

A Master Mariner by trade, and a passionate scuba diver, he became involved in underwater robotics almost by accident, as a result of the observations he made during an expedition to Papua New Guinea in 2012. Eventually, he ended up founding Nido Robotics where a rapidly growing team develop telerobotics and teleoperation solutions for one of our planet’s most hostile environments: the Ocean. Nido Robotics work tirelessly to help customers become more efficient in data collection underwater while lowering risk to personnel and installations. This is achieved by offering equipment that is easily adapted to each use case scenario while delivering the best price-to-performance ratio on the market, and through training and services.

03:05pm - 04:00pm Sandbox Startup competition: Content and Channels
03:30pm - 03:50pm Arena A journey into the unknown Juan Cruz, El País (Moderator) Inspirational program 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.

03:30pm - 03:50pm Playground The Evolution of Mobility Nicolás Rubio, Cintra (Moderator) 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.

Berta Barrero, Managing Director Transportation business in Indra
Berta Barrero

Berta Barrero

Managing Director

Transportation business in Indra

Education: Civil Engineer, specialization in Transportation, awarded by the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM). Master’s Degree in Railway Systems, by the ICAI School of Engineering at Comillas Pontifical University and Program for Management Development (PMD) by ESADE Business & Law School. Experience: She has developed her professional career focused on the railway sector and transportation consultancy. She has held top management positions in some of the main companies of the transportation sector: Chief Operating Officer of the railway company Renfe – Operadora and Corporate Managing Director of the transportation engineering company INECO. She joined Indra in February 2017 and she has been appointed as the Head of the Transportation business.

03:30pm - 04:15pm Enlighted DEBATE: The Future of tech Talent. Deep Versus Broad Manuel Muñiz, CEO MADRID INTERNET OF THINGS INSTITUTE (MIOTI) (Moderator) Edtech program Chema Alonso, CDO Telefonica

Chema Alonso

CDO

Telefonica

Chema Alonso is currently the CDO - Chief Data Officer - at Telefónica. In this position he heads the company’s Big Data strategy, Advertising and the Fourth Platform. As part of the work to define the Fourth Platform, he also leads the Personal Data Bank team and is the main internal promoter of the Data Transparency Lab. He is also responsible for global cybersecurity and data security, having created the new Global Security Unit with the Information Security Global Business in B2B & B2C and Eleven Paths.

Pierre Dubuc, Co-founder and CEO OpenClassrooms
Pierre Dubuc

Pierre Dubuc

Co-founder and CEO

OpenClassrooms

"Pierre is the cofounder of OpenClassrooms. Together with Mathieu Nebra, Pierre created the precursor of OpenClassrooms in 1999, at age 11. He is now the CEO of the company, one of the first online campuses in Europe and among the largest EdTechs in the world. In 2016, Pierre appeared among Forbes’ “30 under 30” for social entrepreneurship.

Lee Newman, Dean at IE School of Human Sciences and Technology IE
Lee Newman

Lee Newman

Dean at IE School of Human Sciences and Technology

IE

03:30pm - 03:50pm The Next Big Thing Finding the best bootstrap founders and accelerating their business growth Hillel Zidel, Kennet
Hillel Zidel

Hillel Zidel

Kennet

03:30pm - 04:00pm Investors Den powered by IE The real value of investing Martin Garcia, Sozo Ventures (Moderator) Yuval Avni, Venture Partner Giza Venture Capital
Yuval Avni

Yuval Avni

Venture Partner

Giza Venture Capital

Dr. Yuval Avni, has been with Giza since 2008. Focusing on investments in the life science and cleantech sectors. Yuval led or co-led investments in LifeBond, Takadu, VisionCare, Navotek, Aleees, Danen, CareDox and Solapoint, was on the boards of IceCure, Mitralign and Navotek and is currently on the boards of VisionCare and LifeBond. He is also a Venture Partner at Swanlaab, a Giza-sponsored Spanish-based early stage venture capital fund. Yuval is a trained medical doctor, with four years of clinical experience in general surgery and vascular surgery. Prior to his medical tuition, Dr. Avni served for 5 years in the IDF as an officer in an elite intelligence unit and is currently a consultant on new technologies to the IAF chief medical officer. Yuval is a visiting lecturer in entrepreneurship and fundraising at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University and is a consultant on entrepreneurship to ORT, Israel's leading technological school network.

Rodrigo Martínez, Partner Point Nine Capital

Rodrigo Martínez

Partner

Point Nine Capital

Rodrigo joined Point Nine Cap after finishing his MBA at London Business School in 2013. Before that, he was a Summer Associate at Index Ventures in London and worked as a Senior Strategy Consultant at PwC in Madrid. As a Telecom Engineer by training, Rodrigo spends a lot of time with all kinds of geeky stuff - including developer tools, machine learning, blockchain, etc.

Roberto Magnifico, LVenture Group

Roberto Magnifico

LVenture Group

Roberto Magnifico has a long career in finance and has worked over 20 years abroad. He began with Lehman Brothers in New York then UBS, Barclays Capital and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London and Banco di Roma in Rome. He is Co-founder of Business Club Italia, a non-profit to promote Italian enterprise in the UK and he held board positions in Italian alternative asset management companies. Roberto is a Co-founder and board member of LVenture Group S.p.A, the first Italian publicly listed VC fund. He is an active business angel, mentor and advisor and co-founder and CFO of NetLex, a cloud-based legal practice management SaaS. Roberto is also a partner of InnovAction Lab, a non-profit whose mission is to develop entrepreneurial talents and a mentor in LUISS ENLABS accelerator. He is a frequent lecturer on VCs and supporting growth and development of startup ecosystems. He is also a staunch supporter of crowdsourcing.

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

Joshua Siegel, Rubicon VC
Joshua Siegel

Joshua Siegel

Rubicon VC

As General Partner – New York, Joshua oversees the day to day activities and operations of Rubicon, including evaluating early stage technology companies seeking funding, assisting current portfolio companies with development and interaction with our angels, attracting LP capital, and development of our network. Joshua has extensive experience and connections in technology, real estate, luxury lifestyle brands, digital media, and consumer products. Previously, Mr. Siegel was an early stage strategic advisor for startups and real estate concerns, and board member of The Founders Club, an equity exchange based liquidity platform for entrepreneurs. Formerly he was CEO Professional Connection Resources, in an enterprise level marketing system for the legal community. Further he performed as the Manager of Eastern European Banking Systems at Citibank and Director of Market Intelligence at Citicorp Debt Capital Markets.

03:30pm - 04:00pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Accelerator Programs and Approaches followed by Oxentia Corporates & Accelerators program
03:50pm - 04:10pm Arena Culture of Innovation: difference between a startup and a listed company Jörn Leogrande, Executive Vice President Wirecard Innovation Labs Wirecard AG
Jörn Leogrande

Jörn Leogrande

Executive Vice President Wirecard Innovation Labs

Wirecard AG

03:50pm - 04:20pm Playground Technologies that make travel smarter and increase customers satisfaction Pablo Pastega, FlixBus (Moderator) Bruno Gutierres, Head of Airbus BizLab  Airbus BizLab 
Bruno Gutierres

Bruno Gutierres

Head of Airbus BizLab 

Airbus BizLab 

Bruno Gutierres is the founder and managing director of the Airbus BizLab. The BizLab is the premier aerospace accelerator, with campuses in Toulouse, Hamburg, Bangalore and Madrid. A graduate of Toulouse Business School, Bruno started his career as an entrepreneur and successfully founded and sold two companies. He then joined Air France Cargo in Toulouse. His extensive knowledge of the air cargo market led him to Airbus where he initially created a cargo service for the Beluga, a wide-body transport aircraft, before moving on to other innovation projects within the company. A true rugby enthusiast, Bruno is a member of the Stade Toulousain supervisory board.

Timo Buetefisch, Co-Founder Cooltra
Timo Buetefisch

Timo Buetefisch

Co-Founder

Cooltra

Timo Beutefisch, born in Germany 43 years ago, is an ex-consultant and MBA from IESE, who has been living in the Catalan Capital for about 14 years. Before settling in Barcelona he lived in his native Germany, Paris, Buenos Aires, Greece and Switzerland giving him cosmopolitan character. Timo has a strong entrepreneur personality. Passionate about the world of motorcycling, Timo found the opportunity to start his own business when his bike damaged one day while he was driving around Barcelona and found difficult to rent a scooter. From this need was born Cooltra, a great project that he managed to create what would be today the European leader in sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels.

Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago-Concha, General Manager for Spain & Portugal BlaBlaCar

Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago-Concha

General Manager for Spain & Portugal

BlaBlaCar

Jaime Rodríguez de Santiago-Concha is General Manager for Spain and Portugal at BlaBlaCar, the leading European ridesharing community. Fascinated with technology since his childhood, he has developed his career around it. He is a Telco engineer and has been linked to the technological entrepreneurial field from the beginning of his career. Jaime is a regular speaker at conferences, media and masters on the themes of Collaborative Economy, entrepreneurship and Marketing.

Andy Batty, Chief Operating Officer MyTaxi
Andy Batty

Andy Batty

Chief Operating Officer

MyTaxi

Bosco Gutierrez Gomez, Digital Business Development Wondo
Bosco Gutierrez Gomez

Bosco Gutierrez Gomez

Digital Business Development

Wondo

Bosco Gutiérrez, Digital Business Development Manager as part of the team that designed, built and deployed Wondo, a digital platform for mobility as a service.

03:50pm - 04:10pm The Next Big Thing Monetization schemes for the corporate-startup relationship Diego Rocha Sacyr (Moderator) Mario Rondán Fernández, Co-founder and Head of Strategy and Innovation EPC Tracker
Mario Rondán Fernández

Mario Rondán Fernández

Co-founder and Head of Strategy and Innovation

EPC Tracker

He has developed his professional career in the field of business and marketing consulting, in entities linked to the R+D ecosystem, such as FIDETIA (Foundation for Research and Development of IT) or MOVEX (Technological Center for the Leather Industry). His areas of expertise are linked to innovation, communication and business management. He has a Degree in Market and Technical Research and in Business and Economy, with complementary training in Innovation, Marketing and Business Management. Back in 2013 started his career as a technological entrepreneur, as co-founder of EPC Tracker, a company awarded by Sacyr as the Best Startup for Infrastructures and Services in 2015, which introduces advanced mobility in the industrial projects. He is currently responsible for Strategy and Corporate Development at EPC Tracker.

04:00pm - 04:30pm Sandbox Regulatory Sandbox, what’s to come?      Asunción Gilsanz, Chief Enterprise Architect Banco Sabadell (Moderator) Fintech program Haydée Barroso, Head of Digital Strategy InnoCells by Banco Sabadell

Haydée Barroso

Head of Digital Strategy

InnoCells by Banco Sabadell

Haydée is Head of Digital Strategy at InnoCells (Banco Sabadell’s digital hub). She is responsible for identifying new strategic opportunities, analyzing the digital ecosystem to create and foster new business lines which enhance the Group’s future value proposition. Graduated Summa Cum Laude in Finance at UNCW, Haydée started her career at The Boston Consulting Group where she was a core member of the Financial Services Practice Area, with broad international experience. She is passionate about technology, finance and startups.

Jose Manuel Marqués, Head of the Financial Innovation Division Banco de España
Jose Manuel Marqués

Jose Manuel Marqués

Head of the Financial Innovation Division

Banco de España

José Manuel Marqués Sevillano is Head of the Financial Innovation Division at Bank of Spain (Banco de España). In this position, he focuses on studying the main trends transforming the financial system and define the main implications for the central bank. Prior to this position he has been Head of the International Financial Markets Division and held a number of different positions within the bank since joining in 1996. Marqués has written a number of articles on financial markets, regulations and financial stability, macro finance and asset pricing, the real state sector, and fiscal public policy, and regularly contributes to the economic bulletin of the Bank of Spain. Marqués has a BA in Economics and Business from University of Zaragoza, and an MSc from University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Rodrigo García de la Cruz, President FinTech Spain AEFI
Rodrigo García de la Cruz

Rodrigo García de la Cruz

President FinTech Spain

AEFI

Salvador Ruiz, Partner Allen& Overy
Salvador Ruiz

Salvador Ruiz

Partner

Allen& Overy

04:00pm - 04:40pm Investors Den powered by IE Successful partnerships: how corporates and VC co-invest together Miguel Kindelan, GP Bullhound (Moderator) Itxaso del Palacio, Investor Formerly at M12

Itxaso del Palacio

Investor

Formerly at M12

Itxaso is an Investment Partner for Microsoft Ventures. She is based in London and is responsible for the investments in Europe. Previously, Itxaso was a Principal at Lepe Partners where she led investments in venture growth companies in digital media and consumer technologies. Prior to that, she was at EC1 Capital investing in early stage startups and helping them build and commercialise their technologies. Itxaso is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering as well as a PhD focused on Economics and Venture Capital. Dr. del Palacio has also taught entrepreneurship in many institutions including Imperial College and University College London (UCL).

Javier Torremocha, Founding Partner Kibo Ventures

Javier Torremocha

Founding Partner

Kibo Ventures

Javier is a Founding Partner at Kibo Ventures, a Madrid-based early-stage VC with €120M in AuM. Javier serves on the board of companies like JobandTalent, Flywire, Captio, iContainers, Iguama or Odilo. Previous experience includes other Venture capital initiatives (Netjuice Capital, Social Leverage and business angel), investment banking (Lehman Brothers) and wealth management (UBS). Javier started investing in digital startups back in 1999. Javier has a dual degree in Law & Business Administration from ICADE University, an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in leadership & international politics from the University of California at San Diego.

Nick Nigam, Principal Samsung NEXT
Nick Nigam

Nick Nigam

Principal

Samsung NEXT

Nick is a Principal at Samsung NEXT Europe, where he focuses on early stage investments and was heavily involved in establishing and building out the Samsung NEXT Europe team. Nick is keen to change the image of CVC’s and worked on the investments in LiquidSky, Sorenson Media, Spatial, Unbabel and Grover, as well as the acquisition of AdGear.

Emmanuel Cassimatis, Investor SAP
Emmanuel Cassimatis

Emmanuel Cassimatis

Investor

SAP

Emmanuel Cassimatis leads investment activities for SAP.iO Fund in emea north. SAP.iO Fund is the early stage co-investment fund of SAP, helping SAP customers to get more value from data and new technologies. Emmanuel previously worked in Venture Capital and small cap Private Equity in France. He also founded or co-founded several organizations - an internet startup, an energy company which was acquired and an ngo. He is a visiting professor for Private Equity at the Edhec Finance Master, co-authored a book on Investments, ‘Tout Savoir sur le Capital Investissement’, and is the author of ‘The Accelerating World: Speed vs. Control’. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master from Edhec.

Paloma Castellano, Director Wayra

Paloma Castellano

Director

Wayra

Director of Wayra Madrid. Wayra, powered by Telefónica, is one of the most potent business accelerators with presence worldwide. Paloma is Executive MBA by IE Business School and MSc in Computer Engineer by UCM. She started her profesional career in Microsoft, joining Telefónica afterwards as Product Manager. After several years launching and managing innovative products as mobile TV she moved to Telefónica China, where she worked with CNC Labs CEO in designing and implementing the strategic plan for this company. Back to Spain, she was in charge of Mobile Broadband business development. In 2011 she joined Wayra to collaborate in the global launch as part of the foundational team. She is currently the Director of Wayra Madrid. In Madrid only, Wayra has helped create and grow more than 50 startups.

04:00pm - 04:30pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Corporate Innovation and accelerator programs: the impact they are having on the startup ecosystem Jose Iglesias, Techstars (Moderator) Corporates & Accelerators program Jordi Escruela Soldevila, Subdirector de Innovació Correos

Jordi Escruela Soldevila

Subdirector de Innovació

Correos

Impulsor de nuevas tecnologías desde hace más de 20 años, con experiencia multisectorial en empresas de ámbito multinacional. Director de Organización y Sistemas en Telepizza, Director de Organización en Grifols, Director de Ingeniería de Software y Call Center en eDreams, Director de Organización y Sistemas del Grupo Industrial Petit, Gerente de Deutsche Bank, Director de Desarrollo de Software de Regal Insurance, Gerente de DMR Consulting y más de seis años de consultoria en Accenture. Durante mi carrera destaca el lanzamiento de la tienda On-Line, tienda Facebook, apps para iPhone y Android de Telepizza, desarrollo del portal de viajes eDreams, los sistemas de tienda y oficinas para Telepizza y Deutsche Bank, los callcenters de Regal Insurance, eDreams y Telepizza con más de 3000 agentes, los sistemas de backoffice corporativos y CRM, SAP, JDEdwards, Meta4 para Grupo Grifols y Telepizza, los sistemas logísticos de SEAT o los sistemas comerciales de Repsol-YPF. Soy Ingeniero Químico por la Universidad de Ba

Enrique Penichet, Founding Partner Bbooster

Enrique Penichet

Founding Partner

Bbooster

Enrique Penichet is founding partner at BBooster Ventures, where manages an accelerator program and two regulated seed funds. Being able to launch and fund over 50 startups since 2010. Enrique holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School and has been invited as an professor to different Universities in Spain and Latam. His experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist is primarily focused on Internet and real estate investments. He is a member of the executive board of the private investment network Big Ban Angels, as well as being a member of the jury for some of the most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, such as 4YFN at Mobile World Congress, MIT Emtech, Emprendedor XXI of La Caixa Bank or Emprende con Vodafone. In addition to, Startup Weekend Facilitator (a Google for entrepreneurs & Kauffmann Foundation initiative). Started a Phd on Internet Business Modeling, but still on progress.

Henric Hungerhoff, Managing Director APX Axel Springer Porsche GmbH & Co. KG
Henric Hungerhoff

Henric Hungerhoff

Managing Director

APX Axel Springer Porsche GmbH & Co. KG

Henric is Managing Director early-stage accelerator APX in Berlin. Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff for the CEO of Axel Springer. Henric is a lawyer and holds a PhD in criminal law from Bucerius Law School. A guitarist and singer, he regularly tours across Europe with his international americana and folk band

David Fogel, Co-Founder & Investor Accelerated Digital Ventures
David Fogel

David Fogel

Co-Founder & Investor

Accelerated Digital Ventures

David focuses on finding the best startups in the UK and Ireland and helping them supercharge to create generation defining tech companies at scale. ADV invests patient venture over the long term of a company's journey. He started his career in Israel building B2B software products [Telco and Fintech], worked at an accelerator and early stage VC in Spain and spent three years doing M&A and strategy innovation across Europe, Asia and the US. Before joining ADV David spent two and a half years heading up the acceleration program at Wayra, Telefonica’s early stage investment arm.

04:10pm - 04:50pm Arena Rebuilding industries on the blockchain Eneko Knorr, Pheidon (Moderator) Blockchain program Adam Draper, Founder and Managing Director  Boost VC

Adam Draper

Founder and Managing Director 

Boost VC

For Adam Draper, Managing Director at Boost VC, no idea is too crazy. He dreams of building an ironman suit and leads the deals in the wildest SciFi Tech investments - exoskeletons, jetpacks, rockets... Go big or go home. He co-founded Boost VC after his success as an Angel Investor in companies like Coinbase, Amplitude and Plangrid. In a previous life, he wanted to be a professional tennis player and has an odd affinity for Australians. He once drank an entire bottle of tabasco sauce (the big ones) in 43 seconds. 4th generation venture capitalist, 2 time entrepreneur, and most importantly, he's a friend.

Alberto Gomez Toribio, Innovation & Blockchain Bankia
Alberto Gomez Toribio

Alberto Gomez Toribio

Innovation & Blockchain

Bankia

Eric Napoli, Senior Counsel, Legal Head of Airport IT Amadeus IT Group
Eric Napoli

Eric Napoli

Senior Counsel, Legal Head of Airport IT

Amadeus IT Group

Eric Napoli is Senior Legal Counsel at Amadeus in Madrid, Spain, leading a team of global lawyers who support the company’s emerging Airport IT business unit. He also focuses on innovation and new technologies within the Amadeus legal department, with a special interest in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics, and the role of technology in society. Prior to Amadeus, Eric has worked for IT start-ups, at the IE Business School as a professor and administrator, and in private practice in his native Washington, DC. Eric has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and International Relations, a Juris Doctorate in Law, and an MBA. He blogs about the role of lawyers as business partners in the digital era at entrepre-lawyer.com

Bernardo Hernández, Venture Partner e.Ventures

Bernardo Hernández

Venture Partner

e.Ventures

Mr. Bernardo Hernández serves as Vice President of product management at Yahoo. He serves as Chief Executive Officer at Flickr. Mr. Hernández serves as Managing Director at Zagat. He is the Founder and President of StepOne. Through StepOne, he launched the first computer science talent exchange program between Spain and Silicon Valley, Jóvenes con Futuro. Mr. Hernández served as an Advisor at Google Ventures. He served as a Director of Product Management at Google Inc. He joined Google in 2005. He worked at Google for eight years. He served as the Global Director of Emerging Markets and Director of Product Management at Google Inc. He is a Spanish Tech Entrepreneur and business angel and co-founded Idealista.com, Tuenti Technologies S. L., 11870.com Informacion En General S.L., and FloresFrescas.com. He was an early investor in Tuenti, where he served as President of the Board until 2010. Mr. Hernández has a Master’s in Finance from Boston College and graduated from ICADE, Pontifical University of Comillas.

04:10pm - 04:20pm The Next Big Thing Women; The way forward Diversity program Anna McCoy, ebw2020
Anna McCoy

Anna McCoy

ebw2020

04:15pm - 04:45pm Enlighted KEYNOTE: Embed Innovation Into Your Organization Edtech program Duncan Wardle, Vice President Innovation & Creativity Walt Disney, US
Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle

Vice President Innovation & Creativity

Walt Disney, US

A former top executive at the most creative company in the world, the Walt Disney Company, Duncan Wardle is an inspiring and engaging keynote speaker, as well as a provocative and results-driven business consultant, who applies his creative talents and unconventional methods to help companies and individuals get to those breakthrough ideas that lead to extraordinary results. With an infectious energy and playful collaboration, Duncan pushes executives and their teams to overcome preconceived ideas, act more audaciously and dare to dream up with the exciting new things consumers are looking for. Duncan’s #1 passion is to unleash the magic within each individual and organization.

04:20pm - 04:50pm Playground Smart living in smart Cities and the Eco-Mobility equation Alberto Alcolea, WowTrip (Moderator) Seth Elliott, CMO Free2Move

Seth Elliott

CMO

Free2Move

Seth Elliott has spent more than 20 years as a founder or Senior Executive of growth enterprises, with a focus on Marketing, Business & Strategic Planning, and Operational Execution. He has proved successful in driving growth across enterprises ranging from digital and mobile startups to established luxury and consumer goods companies – in both direct to consumer and business-to-business environments. Mr. Elliott currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Free2Move – the premier global aggregator of mobility services including cars, scooters, bicycles and even ride hailing. In the Free2Move App users easily compare all nearby vehicles on a single map and book their preferred choices with one click. Today Free2Move delivers value to users across 20 different cities in Europe and the U.S. with access to more than 70.000 vehicles. Free2Move is now a subsidiary of PSA Groupe - one of the top 10 global automobile manufacturers - and the central brand in PSA’s strategy to transform from a classic car manufact

Juan Garrigosa, Enel e-Solutions Innovation Iberia Endesa

Juan Garrigosa

Enel e-Solutions Innovation Iberia

Endesa

Juan Garrigosa holds a degree in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Executive MBA from the Instituto Empresa. He currently works at ENEL X (Enel Group) as Head of Innovation and Product Lab Iberia as well as Head of Electric Mobility Innovation Projects at Global level. His entire career has been associated with Innovation, Technology, Energy and Telecommunications, not only at ENEL Group /Endesa but also in some other companies such as Lucent Technologies and Telefonica. Participates and has participated in various international and national research consortiums. Currently, in addition it works with startups in different initiatives mentoring and coaching. He also has lectured at various events and professor at various university /Master programs.

Juan Beneytez, Business Development Manager B2B ZITY
Juan Beneytez

Juan Beneytez

Business Development Manager B2B

ZITY

Juan Beneytez is an experienced International Business Development professional with Operational and Project Management experience in a variety of sectors ranging from complex aviation services, travel, rail, retail and finance to global infrastructure. Prior to joining Ferrovial, Juan has worked at DaimlerChrysler and General Electric. At Ferrovial, Juan has held a number of roles working at Heathrow Airport ground transportation as well as UK Services Division “Amey”. Currently, Juan is the Business Development Manager for Private Sector as well as new B2C Bussines. The main focus at Zity for Juan is to develop new partnerships and to grow the business in the corporate carhsaring space.

04:20pm - 04:50pm The Next Big Thing The power of diversity and collaboration Mireille Toulekima MT Energy Resources  (Moderator) Diversity program Marta Perez Dorao, Founder Inspiring Girls

Marta Perez Dorao

Founder

Inspiring Girls

Marta is General Manager of FECE, and President of Inspiring Girls in Spain. Senior executive with more than 30 years of expertise as General Counsel, she has been member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors of several multinational software companies. As Manager of the Corporate Legal Department, she has been key player in all kind of corporate projects, such as business alliances, capital venture investments, etc. She has been founder and CEO of two companies, Layomba, (law and accounting firm, specialized in helping IT foreign companies to start business in Spain) and Women in Busines, consultancy firm specialized in education in business abilities for executive women. She was partner at FEGED, strategic communication firm in Bogotá, Colombia, and was representative in Spain of the Free Trade Zone of Bogotá. Besides her work at FECE she is currently focused in the development of Inspiring Girls in Spain, and as Global Coordinator, also in LATAM and Europe.

Verónica Trapa, Managing Director Swanlaab
Verónica Trapa

Verónica Trapa

Managing Director

Swanlaab

Verónica joined Swanlaab in 2014 as Managing Director and is a member of the Investment Committee of Swanlaab Giza Innvierte I, FCR. Entrepreneur with a vast experience in business model development and implementation and in organizing complex business projects.She has been carrying out management and deputy management functions for seventeen years.Verónica has developed her career in international consultancy firms such as Ernst&Young, in family graphic arts businesses such as Grupo Cencla and in the industry of Logistics as in Viapostal. Additionally, she has launched and participated in companies of her own such as Life&Colors and Tu Chef. She teaches Negotiation and Organization at ICADE. She belongs to foundation El Arca de Madrid which aims at creating homes for persons with intellectual disability. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration& Economics (CUNEF), a Diploma in Business Administration from Berkeley University (UCB)& a PDG (General Management Program) from IESE Business Scho

04:30pm - 05:20pm Sandbox Startup competition: Fintech
04:30pm - 05:00pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Lanzadera innovating with big coorporations. Ismael Valero (Moderator) Corporates & Accelerators program Miguel Angel Buñuel, Director of Corporate Innovation BSH Home Appliances Spain
Miguel Angel Buñuel

Miguel Angel Buñuel

Director of Corporate Innovation

BSH Home Appliances Spain

Miguel Buñuel is Director of Corporate Innovation in BSH Home Appliances Spain since 2011. His team, located in Zaragoza, has global competences in BSH group and develop innovations in Material Sciences and Industrial technologies, Sensors, Food Science and new products development. He hold a PhD in Physics and he is permanent member of CONAI (Advice Research Council of Aragon Government). He has a large experience in innovation management and open innovation with universities, big companies and startups. He has a big portfolio of European and American patents devoted to materials, surface treatments and laser.

Miguel Angel Diez, Redkaraoke

Miguel Angel Diez

Redkaraoke

Roberto Yeste López, Senior New Development Manager Iberia PlayStation
Roberto Yeste López

Roberto Yeste López

Senior New Development Manager Iberia

PlayStation

Working within the Marketing Department, responsible for the launch and control of the company's software in Iberia/Wordwide (All Platforms), formulation of marketing plans (BTL/ATL), communication, development and deployment. Budgetary control, coordination of Marketing, Public Relations and Trade Marketing actions. Responsible for the local development of products/projects related to the platforms of Sony Computer Entertainment through the creation and leadership of the PlayStation Talents programme with more of 80 Games/projects/items of entertainment content developed so far over the last 10 years, leading from the development of the concept up to the sale of the product.

Christopher Ulled, CBRE Spain Chief Digital Officer
Christopher Ulled

Christopher Ulled

CBRE Spain

Chief Digital Officer

As Chief Digital Officer for CBRE Spain my main responsibility is to drive the digital innovation and transformation of the company in order to remain unquestionable leaders also on the digital era. To this purpose my department leads and coordinates various projects that, aligned with our digital strategy, seek to create new and innovative digital services for our clients and to provide technological tools that make our employees more efficient and productive anywhere, any time.

04:40pm - 05:20pm Investors Den powered by IE Are mega funds driving mega valuations? Boris Golden, Partech (Moderator) Alexis Bonte, CEO/Partner eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis Bonte

CEO/Partner

eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis is a Venture Partner at Atomico advising on new investments in France, Spain & Portugal and Eastern Europe as well as sourcing and accelerating growth in the games, blockchain and travels vertical. He currently serves on the Bossa Studios board, Atomico's latest game investment. He is also interested in high impact purpose driven companies. A strong believer that "great companies can come from anywhere", Alexis is also the co-founder & ceo of games company eRepublik Labs (eRepublik.com, Age of Lords, World at War, War and Peace) a "free to play" pioneer with HQ in Ireland and studios in Bucharest and Madrid. Alexis sold eRepublik Labs in June of 2017 in a cash and shares deal to Stillfront Group (quoted on Nasdaq First North). Alexis remains as CEO of eRepublik Labs giving him a unique mix of investor as well as operational expertise.

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.

Brian Caulfield, Partner Draper Esprit

Brian Caulfield

Partner

Draper Esprit

Partner at Draper Esprit After being CEO of Peregrine Systems for 7 years he became the CEO of Exceptis Technologies, after that, Brian spent 2 years being the VP of Product Management at Trintech. In 2001 he founded Similarity Systems, at the same time he was the Investment Director of Trinity Venture Capital and Non-executive Director of AePONA. In 2007 he became an Interim CEO at AePONA meanwhile being NON-executive Director of PUTPlace, after that, he became Non-executive director of ezetop and in 2012 the Non-executive Director of Imagine Broadband. Nowadays Brian is the director of Caliban Ventures, Non-executive Director of Clavis Insight, The Irish Times, Mobile Travel Technologies, Datahug, Movidus and RhodeCode and also he is a partner of Draper Espirit.

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.

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.

Hillel Zidel, Kennet
Hillel Zidel

Hillel Zidel

Kennet

04:45pm - 05:30pm Enlighted PANEL: Education disrupted: Views from Start-Up Founders and Investors Edtech program Marie-Christine Levet, Founder & Partner Educapital
Marie-Christine Levet

Marie-Christine Levet

Founder & Partner

Educapital

French internet pionneer, Marie-Christine LEVET has been the founder and CEO of major french internet and media companies. She founded Lycos France in 1997 ,was the CEO of T-Online France from 2001 to 2007 and CEO of Groupe media Tests from 2007 to 2009. After this strong entrepreneurial life, she turned back to venture capitalism in order to bring her experience to younger CEOs In 2009, she tooke part in the creation of Jaina, one of the first entrepreneur fund in France, investing in early stage start ups, including Made.com, Devialet… She was also a venture partner at the « Google Fund for innovation in print media» In 2017, she launched EDUCAPITAL. Educapital mission is to invest in european companies that innovate in the education world , from K12 to corporate training. Marie-Christine serves also as board member of various companies : Iliad (Free), AFP, Maisons du Monde, Econocom, So Local Marie-Christine Levet is a graduate from HEC and holds a MBA from INSEAD.

Avi Warshavsky, Managing Partner HighGrade Ventures
Avi Warshavsky

Avi Warshavsky

Managing Partner

HighGrade Ventures

Passionate about the opportunities (and challenges) the Internet culture brings to learning and teaching. Running MindCET an edtech innovation center based in Israel. A wide range of experience focused around ELearning and E books .Held a variety of positions in Management, in Israeli ed tech industry.

Freddy Vega, CEO & Founder Platzi
Freddy Vega

Freddy Vega

CEO & Founder

Platzi

Cofounder and CEO of Platzi: Effective online education. It teaches courses on design, marketing and programming with a 70% completion rate, to over 400,000+ students worldwide. Platzi has real-time collaboration between students and industry leaders as teachers. Live-streamed classes and a vibrant community. It aims to be the professional home for lifelong learning of professional skills. Leader and founder of Cristalab, the biggest web design community in spanish (Stack Overflow for Latam)

Bernhard Niesner, Co-founder & CEO busuu
Bernhard Niesner

Bernhard Niesner

Co-founder & CEO

busuu

CEO & Co-Founder of busuu, the world’s largest social network for language learning with more than 60m+ users. Our vision is to enable everyone in the world to be able to learn a foreign language. I love to constantly learn and exchange my knowledge with others. Enjoy teaching as Associate Professor at IE Business school in the area of digital marketing/entrepreneurship and to mentor our startups. Frequently invited to speak at several international conferences about edtech and entrepreneurship such as DLD, Webit Congress, Noah Conference, SIME, Noah Conference, SXSW Edtech, BETT etc. Originally from Vienna, traveled around the world during my studies, spent 5 years in sunny Madrid and now living London where our headquarters are based. Constantly looking out for smart, ambitious and interesting talent who want to join our exciting venture! Specialties: web 2.0, social media, online marketing, online communities, e-learning, edtech, entrepreneurship.

Daniel Suarez
Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez

Miguel Arias, COO Global Telefonica Open Future

Miguel Arias

COO

Global Telefonica Open Future

Miguel Arias, entrepreneur and angel investor, has over 12 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach. COO at CartoDB, he is currently leading the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its Madrid and NY offices, directing the company's growth and scaling-up. He co-founded IMASTE, the leading virtual environments and webcasts platform in Europe, until its acquisition in June 2012 by ON24, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based multinational. He then managed the integration process between IMASTE and ON24, Inc., as EMEA Sales Director. Trying to enhance the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem, he co-founded and presides over Chamberi Valley and MULTIVENT, an innovative events agency with focus on university career fairs in Spain.

Sonia Fernández, Partner Kibo Ventures
Sonia Fernández

Sonia Fernández

Partner

Kibo Ventures

04:50pm - 05:10pm Arena Building companies of Scale from Europe Benjamin Joffe, Partner at Hax (Moderator) Scalability program 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.

04:50pm - 05:20pm Playground Digitizing travel and tourism Natalia Bayona, UNWT (Moderator) Travel & Tourism program Kemel Kharbachi, CEO Agora Next

Kemel Kharbachi

CEO

Agora Next

Kemel Kharbachi is an entrepreneur who has founded several companies and projects in the last 20 years. Degree in Tourism and Management Hotels (Swiss Les Roches). In 1999 he signed three major agreements representing the largest European tourism groups. He created his first company that became a reference holiday agency and Hotels group in Spain. Intertours Sun & Snow, Barceló Group, Iberostar Group, Firs Choice, British tour operator Airtours (TUI) and Horizons of the Marsans group. In 2001 he sold part of his tourism company to an international group and began his activity in project development in the internet business specialized in vertical tourism industry. In 2002, Kharbachi created a vertical Tourism group with several partners. Internet companies, media and advertising agency, signing a strategic agreement with one of the largest media companies in Spain (Grupo Vocento). Kemel Kharbachi's best-known initiatives are those that have taken place in the last 8 years with its investment manager IT Holdin

Paul-Emile Saab, Connecthings
Paul-Emile Saab

Paul-Emile Saab

Connecthings

Ignacio Martínez González, IT Director INECO

Ignacio Martínez González

IT Director

INECO

Ignacio Martínez is a Doctor of Civil Engineering for UPM and Computer Engineer for UNED; thanks to this he brings together visions of the world of engineering and of the world of technology under a common prism. He received an MBA from ESIC and a PDD from IESE. In INECO, since 2012, he is responsible for the Information Technologies Branch, an area responsible for providing innovative solutions for Ineco customers through the practical application of new technologies and digital transformation. His professional career stands out for the constant application of innovation and management based on intrapreneurship.

Jesus Florido-Banqueri, advisor in digitalization portfolio Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)
Jesus Florido-Banqueri

Jesus Florido-Banqueri

advisor in digitalization portfolio

Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)

Mr. Jesus Florido Banqueri is Advisor of Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority since 2016. Before his current role, he has developed an extensive experience on working with other Ministries in Bahrain and abroad. Political scientist by training, multi-disciplinary by profession, he had developed bilateral programs with international organisations as UNWTO, OECD and World Bank. With a geographical focus on the MENA region and several years of experience on international level, Mr Florido Banqueri was working on developing partnerships and programs with multiple stakeholders ( national, bilateral and Multilateral) always related to international relations and cooperation, tourism, governance, economic development and leadership. With a Masters degree in Ritsumeikan University and Sciences Po Bordeaux, and Bachelor degree in Sciences Po Bordeaux and Granada University, Mr Florido has collaborated as director of the Masters in Public Governance offered by Granada University.

Gabriel Perdiguero, Chief Customer & Business Transformation Officer Iberia
Gabriel Perdiguero

Gabriel Perdiguero

Chief Customer & Business Transformation Officer

Iberia

He joined Iberia in 2014 as Management Control Officer, in March 2016 He headed Iberia's transformation plan. Gabriel is the Chief Customer & Business Transformation Officer since August, 2017. Mr.Perdiguero has extensive experience as Project Manager in different companies. Before starting his career in Iberia, Gabriel was Senior Manager at Accenture, for the air transport sector since 2005. He has contributed being part of the implementation of the Finance Business Partnering and Business transformation model. Under his leadership, 2 phases of the Iberia's transformation plan have been launched, key to consolidate Iberia Transformation together with the necessary Digital Revolution and improving Iberia’s customer experience. He took a degree in Computing and also has an Executive MBA from Idem-Cesem Madrid and a PDEM.

04:50pm - 05:10pm The Next Big Thing How to Thrive as a Woman in Tech Diversity program Susanne Birgersdotter, Partner Milky Way Cap

Susanne Birgersdotter

Partner

Milky Way Cap

Susanne Birgersdotter, a Swedish self made entrepreneur and investor, shares her inspirational journey from designing her first app from her kitchen table to becoming a partner in the VC company, Milky Way Cap within 7 years. Susanne’s strong instincts and intuition has helped her grow her companies including designing a #1 ranked app and founding Igotcha, SthlmAppLab, SBDM. She is an active mentor/member on several boards, and a popular global speaker giving lectures and workshops on entrepreneurship and venture capital. Susanne was nominated for Sweden’s most powerful female founder in 2017 and 2018.

05:00pm - 05:20pm Innovation Stage by BBVA The Crucial Steps when going through Digital Transformation Ignacio Tovar, Iberia (Moderator) Corporates & Accelerators program Jackie Hernandez, Senior VP of Operations & Customer Engagement Plug&Play
Jackie Hernandez

Jackie Hernandez

Senior VP of Operations & Customer Engagement

Plug&Play

Founding member of Plug and Play, the largest global technology accelerator and one of the most active investors in Silicon Valley. In this role, Jackie has been instrumental in building and cultivating an extraordinary ecosystem for innovation that has invested in over 700 high-tech startups like PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and a number of other Silicon Valley Icons. Ms. Hernandez graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico with a major in chemistry and specialty in immunology. Her passion for innovation and education has taken her to share her startup expertise in several international forums like TEDx, Stanford University, ClimateKIC Europe, and many other international universities and incubators. Jackie lives in Mountain View, California with her daughter; enjoys giving inspirational talks to women and young entrepreneurs, as well as translating children’s books about globalization and innovation

05:10pm - 05:30pm Arena Open Innovability for a better world Corporates & Accelerators program Ernesto Ciorra, Chief Innovability Officer Enel
Ernesto Ciorra

Ernesto Ciorra

Chief Innovability Officer

Enel

Born in 1971, graduated in Business Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, magna cum laude, after many years of consultancy, he joined Enel on October 2014 as Chief Innnovability Officer. Founder of Ars et Inventio (2003), a consulting firm focused only on innovation and creativity, he has supported many companies at designing and launching innovative products and services that have become popular worldwide. Nokia, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Poste Italiane, Eni, GDF, Edison, the P&G Fater and Fameccanica joint-ventures, Unilever, RCS, Sole24Ore, BNP, Unicredit and American Express are some of the firms he cooperated with. Lecturer of Innovation Management in Italian and Spanish universities and business schools.

05:10pm - 05:40pm The Next Big Thing The urge for diversity in the tech industry is key for growth Verónica Sosa (Moderator) Diversity program Itxaso del Palacio, Investor Formerly at M12

Itxaso del Palacio

Investor

Formerly at M12

Itxaso is an Investment Partner for Microsoft Ventures. She is based in London and is responsible for the investments in Europe. Previously, Itxaso was a Principal at Lepe Partners where she led investments in venture growth companies in digital media and consumer technologies. Prior to that, she was at EC1 Capital investing in early stage startups and helping them build and commercialise their technologies. Itxaso is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering as well as a PhD focused on Economics and Venture Capital. Dr. del Palacio has also taught entrepreneurship in many institutions including Imperial College and University College London (UCL).

Ann-Christine Roope, Founder & CEO Ethan Partners
Ann-Christine Roope

Ann-Christine Roope

Founder & CEO

Ethan Partners

Ann-Christine is Founder and CEO of Ethan Partners a global executive search company focusing on high growth Internet companies. Ethan Partners has supported over 150 successful Internet companies and placed more than 3000 high profile candidates. Clients include among others Uber, Houzz, Naspers, Zomato, Ringier, Deliveroo, and Goldman Sachs. Previously Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Rocket Internet where she was responsible for Founder and Senior Executive recruiting for +75 portfolio companies in +45 countries, taking Rocket Internet from a few 1000 people European company to a +25.000 person global organization in 2 years. Before this Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Groupon as they entered +50 countries globally. Ann-Christine has also supported some of the largest VC’s and PE’s globally with talent acquisition. Ann-Christine holds a Master in Marketing and Business Communication from Copenhagen Business School.

05:20pm - 05:40pm Playground Innovation and Monetization: Disruption in Hospitality Katja Bohnet, Amadeus (Moderator) Emilio Galán, CTO and Co-founder BEONPRICE
Emilio Galán

Emilio Galán

CTO and Co-founder

BEONPRICE

Emilio Galán is the CTO and Co-founder of BEONPRICE, responsible for the development and innovation of the product and service. Graduated as a Software Engineer and with a MBA with experience working with data technologies in business entities such as the Astrophisics of Canary Island, Telefónica I+D, Telefónica and Santander Bank. He is passionate about identifying opportunities, developing strategies, building teams and continuous innovation.

Alex Gisbert, CEO FastPayHotels
Alex Gisbert

Alex Gisbert

CEO

FastPayHotels

Alex is founder and CEO of Fastpayhotels. Based in Mallorca, Fastpayhotels represents the evolution of the B2B Hotel distribution model bringing much needed innovation to this space. Fastpayhotels has been winner of Start Up the Year by Travolution UK 2016, Start Nominee in Spain by Segitur 2017, and New Business of Year by Desarollo in Spain as well as finalist at Phocuswright Summit in 2016 in Los Angeles. Alex left Lowcosttravel Group in 2015 where we have COO and member of the board of the leading the B2C and B2B sales, product, revenue management and marketing teams. Previously Alex was Online Partner Marketing Director at Expedia leading the marketing efforts across branded affiliates, display, metasearch and various other online Expedia partnerships.

05:20pm - 05:30pm Sandbox Winner announcement track Fintech, Content& Channels, Smart Mobility
05:20pm - 06:00pm Investors Den powered by IE The Deep Tech wave and new opportunities for investing Ross Strachan, Adara Ventures (Moderator) Nico Goulet, Partner Adara Ventures

Nico Goulet

Partner

Adara Ventures

Nico has managed Venture Capital investments in high-tech companies for the last 17 years. During this period he has been actively involved with more than 25 early stage ventures and served on the board of 22 companies, totalling more than 100 years of tenure, mainly in early stage technology ventures. Nico is a founder and Managing Partner of Adara Venture Partners. Adara manages $120Mn across several investment vehicles, all focused on early stage ventures. Its accumulated portfolio includes more than 23 companies in the Digital Enterprise space. Prior to Adara he founded and was CEO of NETfractal, a venture fund based in Madrid. From 1992 until 1999 he was a partner at Monitor Company, and previously he worked at Andersen Consulting in Paris. Nico obtained a BSc degree (Aerospace Engineering) from the École Centrale de Paris, an MSc (Aeronautics & Astronautics) from MIT and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a private pilot and an advanced aerobatics competitor.

Dilek Dayinlarli, 212 VC

Dilek Dayinlarli

212 VC

Dilek Dayinlarli is a Vice President at 212 Limited. She focuses on investments in internet, telecommunication and technology companies. She worked at Groupon as a Director of Strategy and Analysis. She was a Senior Management Consultant in Accenture’s Communications & High Technology practice. Dayinlarli spent the first couple of years of her career in Turkey as a Business Developer at Koc Holding’s Telecom division executing business development and strategy. She started her career in the USA, where she held different project management positions and also created her own start-up. She holds a M.B.A. in Strategy from Johnson & Wales University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University

Javier Ulecia, Partner Bullnet Capital
Javier Ulecia

Javier Ulecia

Partner

Bullnet Capital

Founder and Partner Bullnet Capital (Spanish VC investing in high-tech companies). Bullnet has been investing in Spanish early stage companies for the last 15 years, mainly in the SW, electronics and semiconductors space. Among our success stories are Netspira Networks (sold to Ericsson) and Anafocus (first spinoff from CSIC and sold to e2v). Currently member of the board of seven technology companies (OncoVision, Digital Legends, Visure, Codice, Zhilabs, KDPOF and UAV Navigation). Previous experience at Bain & Company in Paris, Munich and Madrid (strategic consulting) and Renault in Paris (R&D). Aeronautical Engineer (Politécnica Madrid) and MBA (HEC Paris). He was chairman of ASCRI from 2015-2017 (first time that a VC leads the organization since it was founded 30 years ago). Collaborates with several incubators or organizations related to entrepreneurship (South Summit, Wayra, StartupBootCamp…)

David Fogel, Co-Founder & Investor Accelerated Digital Ventures
David Fogel

David Fogel

Co-Founder & Investor

Accelerated Digital Ventures

David focuses on finding the best startups in the UK and Ireland and helping them supercharge to create generation defining tech companies at scale. ADV invests patient venture over the long term of a company's journey. He started his career in Israel building B2B software products [Telco and Fintech], worked at an accelerator and early stage VC in Spain and spent three years doing M&A and strategy innovation across Europe, Asia and the US. Before joining ADV David spent two and a half years heading up the acceleration program at Wayra, Telefonica’s early stage investment arm.

05:20pm - 05:50pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Corporate Venture Arm: key for a startup's growth Marc Murtra, Crea Inversion (Moderator) Corporates & Accelerators program Suzanna Chiu, Head of Amadeus Ventures Amadeus IT Group
Suzanna Chiu

Suzanna Chiu

Head of Amadeus Ventures

Amadeus IT Group

Suzanna is the Head of Amadeus Ventures and has overall responsibility of managing dealflow, making investments and taking care of the portfolio companies of the fund. Amadeus Ventures is the corporate venture fund of Amadeus IT Group, the leading technology provider in the travel industry globally. Suzanna has successfully expanded the program from its infancy into an integral part of the company’s business, driving strategic values both for the corporation and the portfolio companies. Previously, Suzanna was Senior Manager of Macquarie Capital Advisors working in the telecom and media sector. Suzanna has an MBA degree from London Business School and likes taking photos and playing the piano.

Juan Rubio, Senior Investment Associate Repsol Corporate Venturing
Juan Rubio

Juan Rubio

Senior Investment Associate

Repsol Corporate Venturing

Economist with an Msc in Finance. Since 2009, he has held positions at Repsol mainly focused in Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. In 2017, he joined Repsol Corporate Venturing (RCV) as a Senior Investment Associate

Lars Bönisch, Investment Manager Evonik Venture Capital GmbH
Lars Bönisch

Lars Bönisch

Investment Manager

Evonik Venture Capital GmbH

Lars Böhnisch is an Investment Manager at Evonik Venture Capital. Prior to joining the team, Lars was heading the External Growth / M&A department at Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH. Between 2012 and 2014 he worked in different strategy functions within Evonik. Before he joined Evonik in 2012, Lars worked as a M&A manager within the E.ON group. In his final position, he was responsible for the management and implementation of national and international acquisition and investment projects at E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH. Lars studied economics in Bochum and Cork (Ireland).

Harrie Vollaard, Head of Rabo Frontier Ventures Rabobank
Harrie Vollaard

Harrie Vollaard

Head of Rabo Frontier Ventures

Rabobank

Harrie Vollaard is head of Rabo Frontier Ventures. Harrie has a tremendous background in innovation at Rabobank as he spurred innovation in his role as Innovation Manager and later as Head of Innovation. He co-founded WeHelpen which is a marketplace for informal care and Fundipal; a crowdfunding comparison site. In his current role as Head of Rabo Frontier Ventures Harrie established several partnerships with startups, manages the Fintech (e.g. we.trade, Facturis) and Agtech investments (e.g. JoinData, ProducePay) for the Rabobank, is involved in Fintech accelerator programs around the globe and created several spinoffs (e.g. Peaks, Tellow).

05:30pm - 05:50pm Arena Training for Olympics or becoming an entrepreneur: how to deal with the failures Keynote (Moderator) Inspirational program Kamran Elahian, Founder and Chairman Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

Kamran Elahian

Founder and Chairman

Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC

As an Innovation Catalyst, Kamran advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil based economies to sustainable innovation economies. In the past, as a global high-tech entrepreneur, he cofounded ten companies, produced 6 exits, 3 of them Unicorn IPOs with a total market cap of over $8B. For 15 yrs., he was Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global VC firm ($350M under management). Global Catalyst Foundation, co-founded in 2000 to improve lives through effective education and empowerment of the youth (with special emphasis on young women) using the leverage of ICT, and UN-GAID, a United Nations global forum that promotes ICT in developing countries where he served as Co-Chairman (2009-2011).

05:30pm - 05:50pm Sandbox Turning instagram likes into companies: from 340k followers to 10k units sold Juan Moreno, Bankinter (Moderator) E-Commerce & Platforms program Inés Arroyo Ruiz, Co-founder and Creative Director Laagam
Inés Arroyo Ruiz

Inés Arroyo Ruiz

Co-founder and Creative Director

Laagam

Inés is the co-Founder and Creative Director of laagam, a Digital Native Brand inspiring women to take the world by storm through affordable luxury fashion. Only 24 years old, she is already one of the leading fashion personalities in Europe, with more than 340k followers on Instagram, advising top retailers on trends and collaborating with the most influential publications. Inés graduated in Business Administration at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, complementing its education with stays at Central Saint Martins school of fashion. Previously to laagam, she worked on the marketing departments of PUIG and jeweler RABAT.

Diego Arroyo, Laagam
Diego Arroyo

Diego Arroyo

Laagam

Diego is the co-Founder and CEO of laagam, a Digital Native Brand inspiring women to take the world by storm through affordable luxury fashion. He has been involved with the whole startup ecosystem both in Spain and Mexico: as a launch manager for Rocket Internet, investing with leading mexican VC Variv Capital, starting Glovo as the 6th employee and finally co-founding Digital Native Brands. Diego graduated in Business Administration at ESADE, complementing its education with courses in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Previously to being involve with startups, he worked on the M&A departments of Nomura in New York and BBVA in Madrid.

05:30pm - 06:45pm Enlighted ENLIGHTED STARTUP FINALS & WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT Edtech program
05:40pm - 06:10pm Playground Accelerating the clean and sustainable energy revolution Mireille Toulekima, MT Energy Resources (Moderator) Josep Miquel Torregrosa, Business Creation Officer KIC InnoEnergy
Josep Miquel Torregrosa

Josep Miquel Torregrosa

Business Creation Officer

KIC InnoEnergy

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND - Business Creation Officer at InnoEnergy. - Member of ESADE Business Angel Network. - Member of the board in several start-ups in the cleantech sector. - 10 years experience in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business Development & Venture Capital. - Over 50 start-up investments last 8 years and over 15M€ raised funding. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND - Industrial Engineer. - Master in Project Management at La Salle Business School. - Executive MBA at ESADE Business School 2010. - Venture Capital Program at IESE Business School 2016. - B2B Sales Management, Angel Investment & Board Management Programs @Esade. - Entrepreneurship Coach and Lecturer @Esade since 2012.

Matt Prescott, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability Heathrow
Matt Prescott

Matt Prescott

Director of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability

Heathrow

Matt is leading the development of a new sustainable innovation programme at Heathrow called the Centre of Excellence for Sustainability. It was announced as part of Heathrow’s sustainability plan - Heathrow 2.0 – of which Matt was one of the main authors. In his early career Matt focused on sustainable built environments, particularly in the housing and construction sectors. He also directed a climate change policy programme at a leading UK think tank. For the past decade, Matt has led the development of sustainability strategies in sectors as diverse as healthcare, education, transport and infrastructure. Matt is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment

John Chamberlain, Corporate Innovation Naturgy
John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain

Corporate Innovation

Naturgy

John has a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Chemistry from the Bristol University in the United Kingdom and professionally has worked for more than 30 years in various Research & Development and Engineering departments of Energy Utilities, both in the United Kingdom and in Spain. Currently John works in the area of Corporate Innovation within Naturgy and in this role is responsible for the development of the Research and Development activities in the areas of Renewable Natural Gas and in Power to Gas. John also participates in the development of Research and Development activities in Renewable Generation and in Sustainable Mobility solutions. During his time in Naturgy, John has participated in the development of the Research and Development route maps and has been instrumental in the identification, construction and execution of the R&D projects to fulfil the objectives of the company.

Luis Manuel Santos Moro, Head of Innovation EDP
Luis Manuel Santos Moro

Luis Manuel Santos Moro

Head of Innovation

EDP

Luis Manuel Santos Moro has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oviedo, Spain (1991) and a Master in Business Administration from the Instituto Universitario de la Empresa (University of Oviedo) (1994). He joined HC Energía in 1996 were he was responsible for the Engineering Office of Distribution. Since 2007 he is in charge of Innovation at EDP in Spain. He has been the spanish representative at the Eurelectric WG Innovation. He is coordinator of the Spanish Interplatforms Working Group for Energy Storage Technologies.

05:40pm - 06:10pm The Next Big Thing Intrapreneurship: the future of Work Rasa Strumskyte Talent Garden (Moderator) Working Culture program Mario Berta, Founder & CEO FlySpaces

Mario Berta

Founder & CEO

FlySpaces

Currently Founder and CEO of FlySpaces.com a tech-start up that empowers SMEs to get access to flexible office and retail space. Senior Consultant in the PLDT Group (Philippines’ largest Telecom and conglomerates) and various Conglomerates. Consulting about innovation, digital transformation, sales and Startup Culture. Formerly Nova Founder’s director for growth, a tech incubator and VC firm that boasts among its investor Richard Li (among HK’s richest tycoon) and Asia Regional Co-Founder of Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi. True global professional with extensive experience in leadership, strategy, innovation and expansion. Passionate about empowering and enabling people, developing businesses, and supporting companies and institutions all around the World. Driven by success, strongly believes that we live in a World where relationships are the key to standing out of the crowd and excelling at doing business in present competitive environment.



Polina Montano, CEO & Co-Founder Job Today
Polina Montano

Polina Montano

CEO & Co-Founder

Job Today

Polina Montano is the co-founder and COO of Job Today. A serial entrepreneur with a background in retail, Russian-born Polina has a history of implementing her ideas and running her own businesses. Before founding Job Today with her friend Eugene Mizin, she managed a chain of petrol stations in her chosen home Luxembourg. This gave her the idea for a mobile hiring solution. Together, they launched Job Today in Barcelona in April 2015. Within a year, Job Today was operational nationwide in Spain and expanded its activities to UK market as well. Polina studied Business Administrations in Amsterdam and holds a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Luxembourg.

Antonio Fontanini, CEO and Private Equity Investor Informalia

Antonio Fontanini

CEO and Private Equity Investor

Informalia

Chief Optimistic Officer, he is CEO and Private Equity Investor in his family office, Informalia, based in San Francisco, Geneva and Madrid; in Interfides, an international business development consulting; and in Experientia, a consulting firm dedicated to innovation in customer experience. He holds a Ph.D. cum laude from the University of Pisa and has trained at the University of Chicago, Instituto de Empresa, Harvard and Stanford.

Pablo Santos, Co-Founder LdI Naturgy
Pablo Santos

Pablo Santos

Co-Founder LdI

Naturgy

Pablo joined the Naturgy group in 2008. In 2015, he founded the LdI (Laboratorio de Ideas), an intrapreneurship group that emerged spontaneously. The LdI is formed by Manuel Nuñez, Iván Álvarez, Óscar García and Alfonso Zárate, a group of Naturgy workers who, in their conversations, imagined other options, initiatives and new services for the company. They decided to take the step and sent their innovative ideas to the heads of each area, getting their initiative and entrepreneurial spirit recognized. During these years, and in parallel with his usual work within the Naturgy Group, the LdI has collaborated in strategic challenges, in meetings with the MIT Innovators Under 35 and has raised more than 50 initiatives in this adventure that makes the company proud.

Gonzalo Torres, MALT
Gonzalo Torres

Gonzalo Torres

MALT

05:50pm - 06:30pm Arena Mindfulness Session Inspirational program Mario Alonso Puig
Mario Alonso Puig

Mario Alonso Puig

05:50pm - 06:00pm Sandbox Unlocking the power of Innovation in Collaboration Working Culture program Marisol Menéndez, BBVA
Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

BBVA

Marisol is an expert with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of open innovation, fintech and digital transformation. As Head of Open Innovation at BBVA she works to connect and collaborate with fintechs for the purpose of accelerating the pace of innovation and digital transformation of financial industry. This includes all activities to scout the ecosystem of entrepreneurs and developers worldwide and connect them to the relevant BBVA departments to disrupt together the financial industry. One of the best examples is BBVA Open Talent, the biggest and longest running fintech competition in the world which this year is celebrating its 10th edition. Marisol holds an Industrial Engineer Degree from the Panamerican University (Mexico), an Executive MBA from the IESE Business School and currently is PhD Candidate in Open Innovation at Hasselt University (Belgium)

05:50pm - 06:10pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Corporate Innovation - What does success look like? Corporates & Accelerators program Andrew Humphries, Co-Founder The Bakery

Andrew Humphries

Co-Founder

The Bakery

Andrew is Co-Founder of The Bakery, the worlds' first dedicated innovation accelerator for corporates, working with large organisations across every sector, including Unilever, Google, Barclays, BMW and many more, driving innovation by helping them work with and like entrepreneurs. A Dealmaker for the UK Government's Global Entrepreneur Programme, he encourages Foreign Direct Investment in the UK, helping entrepreneurs and their businesses go global from a UK HQ. Prior to The Bakery, after a corporate career in IT Sales & Marketing, he co-founded 2 successful technology businesses, raising over $42m in venture funding, and growing both in Europe and the US, before exiting via trade salesIn 2012, London's Olympic year, he was appointed by The Prime Ministers Office as Tech City Champion, creating and running the first ever "Start-Up Games" and The Young Entrepreneurs Festival, and helping to fuel the growth of London's Tech City, Europe’s fastest growing creative digital and tech cluster.

06:00pm - 06:30pm Sandbox Disrupting the food industry Beatriz Romanoz, Techfood consult (Moderator) Food & Agrotech program Javier de La Llave, Innovation Director Aquaservice
Javier de La Llave

Javier de La Llave

Innovation Director

Aquaservice

Javier de la Llave is a Computer Engineer by the Carlos III of Madrid and Universität Paderborn of Germany. After starting his career in Indra, he moved soon to Destinia, introducing himself in the startups environment. He founded and managed three startups. Comprea, the third one, was recently acquired by Lola Market, where he led the Product and Tech team. After a year of integration he moved to a tactic position, keeping the assistance to board and strategy meetings. Nowadays he works as Innovation Director in Aquaservice, in charge of research and development of new technologies, belonging also to steering committee"

José del Barrio, Founder Samaipata Ventures, La Nevera Roja

José del Barrio

Founder

Samaipata Ventures, La Nevera Roja

José del Barrio founded Samaipata Ventures in mid-2015 and holds the position of CEO of the fund since then. He cofounded in 2011, La Nevera Roja, the leading web site in the Spanish food-delivery market, and was the CEO of the company during four years. He started his career working as a manager of the Strategy Group of PwC. Prior to this experience, Jose worked as supply chain analyst at Accenture, and as project manager at Fundacion H.N. in Bolivia. Jose holds a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration from University Carlos III of Madrid.

Andoni Goicoechea, Founder and CEO Goiko Grill
Andoni Goicoechea

Andoni Goicoechea

Founder and CEO

Goiko Grill

06:00pm - 06:40pm Investors Den powered by IE Current Trends in VC: b2b, b2b Mario Scuderi, Invitalia Ventures (Moderator) 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.

Ricardo Sequerra Amram, Senior Associate Cherry Ventures
Ricardo Sequerra Amram

Ricardo Sequerra Amram

Senior Associate

Cherry Ventures

Ricardo joined Cherry Ventures as a Senior Associate. Previously, he spent several years gaining experience as an operator as well as working closely with founders in the roles he held at Faber Ventures, Seedrs and Seedcamp. Born in Lisbon, he speaks five languages and has lived in Portugal, Argentina, Spain, the UK and now Germany. He studied Economics in Lisbon and holds an MSc. in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School. Ricardo is especially passionate about businesses building competitive advantages through data and addictive products able to change people’s habits. Cherry Ventures is a Berlin-based Venture Capital fund, founded by a team of entrepreneurs with substantial experience in building fast-scaling internet businesses. Currently investing out of a €150M fund, Cherry Ventures backs the most ambitious seed stage founders Europe-wide and supports their portfolio companies with a strong follow-on strategy.

Nenad Marovac, Founder & Managing Partner DN Capital

Nenad Marovac

Founder & Managing Partner

DN Capital

Nenad has more than 25 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in the media, telecom and technology sectors. Nenad is the Founder and Managing Partner of DN Capital. DN Capital was founded in June 2000 and now has operations in London, Berlin and Silicon Valley. Nenad is based in London and oversees the global operations of DN with his day-to-day responsibilities encompassing DN’s operations in Europe. Nenad focuses on investments in marketplaces, software as a service (SAAS), fintech, mobile and digital media companies. Amongst his select investments are Shazam Entertainment (world’s leading mobile application), Auto1 (largest online marketplace for used cars), Apsmart (acq. by Thomson Reuters), Book a Tiger, Datanomic (acq. by Oracle), Delectable, Endeca (acq. by Oracle), Happn, HomeToGo, JacobsRimell (acq. by Amdocs), Mister Spex, Purplebricks (IPO on London AIM), Tbricks (acq. by Orc), Quandoo (acquired by Recruit Holding), Windeln and OLX (acq. by Naspers).

Ravi Kurani, Investor Earlybird Venture Capital

Ravi Kurani

Investor

Earlybird Venture Capital

Ravi Kurani joined Earlybird in 2016 and is currently a Principal at the Munich office. Prior to joining Earlybird, Ravi was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where he mainly worked in the financial services and private equity industry, and built an expertise in big data analysis. Before that, he gained practical experience, among others in consulting at Roland Berger, in Research & Development at Daimler AG, and as a research assistant for hermodynamics at Braunschweig University of Technology. Ravi holds a B. Sc. in mechanical engineering & business (focus in automotive engineering) from Braunschweig University of Technology, as well as a Master of Engineering Management (focus in quantitative finance) from Duke University.

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

Mark Kavelaars, Investor Swanlaab

Mark Kavelaars

Investor

Swanlaab

Mr. Mark Erik Kavelaars serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Swanlaab Venture Factory SGEIC, S.A. He has held different roles in the areas of banking and financial services, information technologies, corporate consulting, and counselling, among others, in wealth management and private banking at HypoVereinsbank, Business Development Manager at Compaq Computer, and CRM-Change Manager at Hewlett Packard. Mr. Kavelaars actively participates in supporting and investing in new technologically-based ventures through International Venture Consultants, where he is General Manager, and he has already invested and/or advised more than 40 start-ups in the past five years. He speaks Spanish, English, German, and French. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from European Business School.

06:10pm - 06:40pm Playground How energy corporates are improving their operations and services towards final customers María Sansigre, Demeter Partners (Moderator) Vincent Bryant, president Deepki
Vincent Bryant

Vincent Bryant

president

Deepki

Olivia Infantes Morales, Head of Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Engie
Olivia Infantes Morales

Olivia Infantes Morales

Head of Innovation and Regulatory Affairs

Engie

06:10pm - 06:40pm The Next Big Thing Startups, corporates and viceversa Mateo Rouco, Communications Manager at Wayra (Moderator) Working Culture program Valeria Dominguez, Founder & CEO Felino
Valeria Dominguez

Valeria Dominguez

Founder & CEO

Felino

Valeria is the Founder & CEO of Felino, a strategic eCommerce consultancy. She is a mechanical engineer with an Executive MBA/PLD from Harvard Business School and was named 8th on the Top 100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow by the French Think Tank Institut Choiseul. El MUNDO quotes her among the "Young business leaders who will lead Spain" and EXPANSIÓN includes her in their "100 young Spanish executives with most potential" list. In 2018, she was elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of Adolfo Dominguez where she previously spent 6 years as the Corporate e-Commerce & Omni-channel Director and member of the Executive Committee, a publicly traded company founded in 1976 with 650 boutiques in 35 countries. Along with an exceptional team she was able to multiply sales by 20 with double digit profitability, make the online store #1 out of 650 and launch the business in 27 countries.

Pedro Jareño, Startups Lead - Innovation & Emerging Business Microsoft ex Microsoft
Pedro Jareño

Pedro Jareño

Startups Lead - Innovation & Emerging Business Microsoft

ex Microsoft

Pedro Jareño, Startups Lead at Microsoft Spain, has a degree in Journalism from the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid. he is the Co-founder of Minube Startup, a mentor at Impact Accelerator, professor, speaker and author of several books about Internet.

Pedro Serrahima, Director de desarrollo de negocio multimarca Telefonica
Pedro Serrahima

Pedro Serrahima

Director de desarrollo de negocio multimarca

Telefonica

Marcos Eguillor, BinaryKnowledge
Marcos Eguillor

Marcos Eguillor

BinaryKnowledge

06:10pm - 06:40pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Living the Era of Data Revolution Joaquin Davila, Todostartups (Moderator) Data program Elena Alfaro, Global Head of Data and Open Innovation BBVA
Elena Alfaro

Elena Alfaro

Global Head of Data and Open Innovation

BBVA

Natalia Martos Díaz, Founder & CEO Legal Army

Natalia Martos Díaz

Founder & CEO

Legal Army

Natalia Martos is Founder & CEO at Legal Army, the first Spanish NewLaw. Natalia is currently leading the first NewLaw company in Spain, using Legaltech and exponential technologies for disrupting the legal services. Before founding Legal Army, she was partner at Andersen Tax & Legal and counsel at Pérez-Llorca. She was Digital General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of PRISA Group worldwide. Martos was also General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at Tuenti Technologies until its sale to Telefónica. Martos is listed in Best Lawyers 2018 at Technology Law category. She was included in The Legal500 General Counsel Powerlist for Iberia 2016 as one of the 70 best in-house Legal Directors in Spain. She was awarded with the Civil Merit Cross of Ministerio del Interior of Spain in 2011 for her collaboration in the protection of citizens privacy (Cybercrimes). Natalia has a master degree in Telecommunications Law and she is recently graduated by Singularity University.

Ivan Maseda, Chief Technology Officer at Binfluencer and Professor in Machine Learning IE Business School
Ivan Maseda

Ivan Maseda

Chief Technology Officer at Binfluencer and Professor in Machine Learning

IE Business School

06:30pm - 06:50pm Sandbox The value of branding Will Ford, Launchboom (Moderator) Andy Stalman, Co-founder and Managing Director TOTEM Branding

Andy Stalman

Co-founder and Managing Director

TOTEM Branding

Andy Stalman is one of the world´s top Branding experts. He has talent and charisma, and has been regarded as “Mr. Branding” in several countries. With a magnetic personality he has placed himself in leadership positions since his youth. As an expert in identity with over 20 years experience, he has developed projects in more than 25 countries. From 1994 to 1997, he served as Marketing Director for Lacoste, based in Buenos Aires. From 1998 to 2002 he was Marketing Director at Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, in charge of marketing and business development of the 35 largest airports in the country. For 16 years he was Managing Director of Cato Partners Europe & Latam. He is currently a co-founder and Managing Director of TOTEM Branding

October, 4 2018

09:30am - 10:30am Enlighted KEYNOTE: Technology, Humanity and Digital Edtech program Gerd Leonhard
Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Futurist, Visionary Thinker, Keynote Speaker and Author ‘Technology vs Humanities

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.

09:45am - 10:45am Sandbox Startup competition: Healtchare & Biotech Startups Healthcare & Biotech program
10:00am - 10:30am Playground The Future of AI and how it will change our lifes Francisco de Sousa, Webber Cortical (Moderator) AI program 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.

Isabel Fernandez, Managing Director & Lead of Advanced Analytics Iberia Accenture
Isabel Fernandez

Isabel Fernandez

Managing Director & Lead of Advanced Analytics Iberia

Accenture

She is passionate about how digital business models make customers owners of the relationship more than ever before. A real Customer Centric culture cannot wait anymore. She firmly believes that Digital Transformation brings cost efficiencies, engaged employees and loyal customers to the companies. People-centric technology, boosting digital society transformation.

Noory Bechor, Co-Founder and CEO Lawgeex
Noory Bechor

Noory Bechor

Co-Founder and CEO

Lawgeex

Xabi Uribe-Etxebaria, Founder & CEO Sher.pa
Xabi Uribe-Etxebaria

Xabi Uribe-Etxebaria

Founder & CEO

Sher.pa

10:00am - 10:30am The Next Big Thing Pitching Startups Argentina Startup Pitching program
10:00am - 10:40am Investors Den powered by IE Seed Investments in Europe Christopher Rolfe, GoBeyond (Moderator) Sergio Pérez Merino, Director of Venture Capital Banco Sabadell
Sergio Pérez Merino

Sergio Pérez Merino

Director of Venture Capital

Banco Sabadell

Sergio Pérez is an Investment Manager at the Venture Capital division of Banco Sabadell. Sabadell Venture Capital , is Banco Sabadell´s initiative to provide equity to early stage across Spain with a focus on ICT with a philosophy focused on supporting entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell, Sergio Perez worked at Caixa Capital Risc where he collaborated in the expansion and consolidation of the division from more than 10 years. Further to his investment experience, Sergio was part of the initial team of Southwing , a technology start-up in the field of Bluetooth devices. He previously worked at Vodafone as an Engineer in the Integrated Solutions department. Sergio holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and a Master in Corporate Finance law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Financing in ESADE

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva, Program Director SOSV
Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva

Program Director

SOSV

Rodrigo is Program Director at SOSV, a global $400mm venture capital fund where he leads the European early stage Life Sciences team. Rodrigo has over a decade of experience as an entrepreneur, having founded 4 companies in LATAM. After he sold TheFanLeague, an Argentina-based gaming company, he started investing in early stage startups. For the past three years, he has been an active Advisor to dozens of early stage companies and has helped them to raise funds from EU and US VC firms. Rodrigo is also a mentor for many accelerator programs, including Techstars. Rodrigo has a background in Law and Executive Education qualifications in Venture Capital from UC Berkeley.

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart, CEO & Co-Founder Faraday Venture Partners
Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

Gonzalo Tradacete Gallart

CEO & Co-Founder

Faraday Venture Partners

Gonzalo Tradacete co-founded Faraday Venture Partners, a private investors club in technological startups. Faraday analyses and presents to its Partners a selection of what it considers the best investment opportunities, manages the investment process and negotiations on behalf of its Partners and represents their interests in their invested companies. Faraday represents today 192 Partners having invested over 10 million Euros in 23 startups. Previously, Gonzalo worked in KPMG’s M&A department, in a London based Hedge Fund / Private Equity, as technology consultant for alternative investment funds an as alternative investment companies’ auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. Gonzalo is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, Master in Business Entrepreneurship by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, MSc in International Finance by the Westminster University and holds a Licence in Economic Sciences by the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Pieter Welten, Principal Prime Ventures

Pieter Welten

Principal

Prime Ventures

Pieter Welten is a Principal who joined Prime Ventures in 2013. Based in Amsterdam, Pieter currently serves on the board of directors of Iwoca and EatStreet. Prior to Prime, Pieter worked at a corporate finance and private equity boutique based in London where he worked on several early stage and growth capital investments in technology based companies. At the same time, Pieter co-founded a mobile social startup which now rests in the app graveyard.

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra, Co-Founder & Managing Partner Cardumen Capital
Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Cardumen Capital

Gonzalo has over 13 years of technology, venture capital, and advisory experience. He is co-founder and Managing General Partner at Cardumen Capital, a European venture capital firm investing in deep tech in Israel. Prior to Cardumen, Gonzalo spent four years in Korea at Samsung’s headquarters. He then founded and lead Samsung Ventures Israel’s office. At Samsung Ventures he deployed over $120 million in capital in the USA, Europe, and Israel. Notable deals include: Replay (acquired by Intel), PrimeSense (acquired by Apple), Cortica, Earlysense, Corephotonics, Celeno, Aveni, StoreDot, Humavox, Elastifile, Yume (NYSE), and Rounds (acquired by Kik). In the past Gonzalo was a strategy consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a systems engineer at the former Atomic Energy authority (AEA Technology) in the UK.

10:00am - 10:05am Innovation Stage by BBVA Content organized by BBVA: Welcome Marisol Menéndez, BBVA
Marisol Menéndez

Marisol Menéndez

BBVA

Marisol is an expert with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of open innovation, fintech and digital transformation. As Head of Open Innovation at BBVA she works to connect and collaborate with fintechs for the purpose of accelerating the pace of innovation and digital transformation of financial industry. This includes all activities to scout the ecosystem of entrepreneurs and developers worldwide and connect them to the relevant BBVA departments to disrupt together the financial industry. One of the best examples is BBVA Open Talent, the biggest and longest running fintech competition in the world which this year is celebrating its 10th edition. Marisol holds an Industrial Engineer Degree from the Panamerican University (Mexico), an Executive MBA from the IESE Business School and currently is PhD Candidate in Open Innovation at Hasselt University (Belgium)

10:05am - 10:35am Innovation Stage by BBVA Wake up with CEO's Pedro Muñoz, Head of Partnerships @ BBVA Open Innovation (Moderator) Pablo Leguina, Seedtag
Pablo Leguina

Pablo Leguina

Seedtag

Pablo is the CFO at seedtag, the leading in-image advertising platform. Seedtag was founded in 2014 by two former googlers with a clear mission: to change how online advertising is done. Today we have a large international presence with over 100 employees and are positioned as the leading In-Image Advertising platform in Europe and LATAM. Previously, Pablo was CFO at 3INA, a cosmetics start-up based in Madrid, and held positions of responsibility in several blue chip companies both in UK and Spain, including Ferrovial, TUI Group or Deloitte. He holds a BA in Business Management and Finance from CUNEF

David Rovira, Co-Founder & CSO Polaroo
David Rovira

David Rovira

Co-Founder & CSO

Polaroo

Balázs Faluvégi, Co-founder & CEO Blueoped
Balázs Faluvégi

Balázs Faluvégi

Co-founder & CEO

Blueoped

SRI advisor and wealth manager from Budapest, Hungary. My mission is to help investors to achieve their financial goals, while putting their money to work for the good of society. A vast of research material clearly proves, that no one needs to give up good returns on securities markets investing in environmentally and socially responsible companies. As a Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) advisor, I use ESG research which stands for: Environmental, Social and Governance factors. Only positive screening is applied, which lets our investors to hold only the truly best end most beneficial companies be in their portfolios.

10:30am - 10:45am Playground Human Prospects and Artificial Intelligence AI program Thomas Holl, CTO (Chief Strategy Officer) Babbel

Thomas Holl

CTO (Chief Strategy Officer)

Babbel

Thomas Holl is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Babbel, the market-leading language learning app. As CSO, he oversees the New Business Initiatives team which identifies and develops new sources of revenue and strategic initiatives. Prior to this, Thomas lead the company’s expansion into North America as President of Babbel Inc. He has also held the position of Babbel’s CTO (Chief Technical Officer). “It’s the international team that makes Babbel so special,” he says. “Everyone is fully committed to developing the premier learning product, and we all enjoy the certainty of working on something the world truly needs.” Thomas co-founded his first company in the music software field: he created the world’s first MP3 DJ tool while studying computer science at the University of Marburg and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology . After selling the company to Native Instruments, he further developed the product into Traktor – innovative DJ software that has revolutionized the industry.

10:30am - 11:15am Enlighted PANEL: Universities in the Digital Era José Escamilla DG TECNOLOGICO DE MONTERREY (Moderator) Edtech program Carlos Ivan Simonsen, President FGV Foundation
Carlos Ivan Simonsen

Carlos Ivan Simonsen

President

FGV Foundation

FGV Foundation takes great pleasure in receiving you in Rio de Janeiro for the GES 2012 event. FGV’s role in this event has been gaining significance since 2010, when we were invited to participate in panels and debate sessions which brought together representatives with a renowned knowledge of the themes being addressed. With the support of Bertelsmann Stiftung and of ZBWLeibniz, and through an important partnership established with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the GES is being held this year in Brazil for the first time. The GES is being reinforced as an important initiative for the generation of ideas, as well as practical and concrete proposals to help solve the main problems that we face in the contemporary world. At a time when the world is being rocked by instability, and when many countries are suffering the effects of an extended crisis, it has become increasingly important to rethink our societal organization, as well as the political and economic models currently in effect.

Pelayo Covarrubias, Director de Relaciones Institucionales Fundación País Digital
Pelayo Covarrubias

Pelayo Covarrubias

Director de Relaciones Institucionales

Fundación País Digital

Pelayo Covarrubias is a Business Engineer and MBA with extensive experience as a consultant to numerous companies and public organizations, in matters related to education, telecommunications, concessions, transport and other sectors of the economy. He has led various projects at the University of Desarrollo, the Municipality of Santiago, the SIPSA holding and the Bank of Chile among others. In 1999 he received the Young Leader of the Year award given by Diario Financiero newspaper and today Pelayo is currently President of the Fundación País Digital and Director at University of Desarrollo, vice chairman of Hubtec and La Protectora Foundation and member of the board of many private and public companies. He also is founder and shareholder of Globe companies and anchorman of CNN program of Science, Technology and Innovation

Juan Romo, Rector Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Juan Romo

Juan Romo

Rector

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Juan Romo (Madrid, 1959). He obtained a degree in Mathematical Sciences in 1982 at Universidad Complutense de Madrid with Honors finished his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Texas A&M University in 1987. He completed a postdoctoral stay at the City University of New York in 1989. He obtained the position of Associated Professor in the Statistics Department of Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1988 and was an Associated Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he is Professor of Statistics and Operations Research since 1996. In that University he has been Vice-Rector of Graduate Studies, and for Faculty and Departments. He is Rector of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since March 2015. He was elected President of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) in September 2015 and has been re-elected in October 2017. This network consists of the eighteen best European universities created in the last fifty years.

10:30am - 11:00am The Next Big Thing From Silicon Valley to the World Christian Prada, Spain Tech Center (Moderator) International Expansion program Laurence Fontinoy, Woom
Laurence Fontinoy

Laurence Fontinoy

Woom

Pablo Ruiz Correa, Liberbank
Pablo Ruiz Correa

Pablo Ruiz Correa

Liberbank

Diego de Alcala Cachero Rodriguez, CEO 3DSeatMapVR
Diego de Alcala Cachero Rodriguez

Diego de Alcala Cachero Rodriguez

CEO

3DSeatMapVR

Entrepreneur passionate about technology, management and advanced user interfaces. Dreaming and flying with our latest project "3D SeatMapVR" the future of airlines seat maps visualization, a Crystal Cabin award-winning technology (the aircraft cabin “Oscars”). Responsible for strategy, business and management. Wide experience as lead manager in projects developed for Emirates, Accenture, Indra, Telefónica, AFE - Association of Spanish Footballers, etc. UX/UI innovation: Futuristic web based user Interfaces, 3D, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, WebVR, etc. The new challenge? The implementation of advanced user interfaces in IoT, futuristic control and command centers and Smartcities.

10:35am - 10:55am Innovation Stage by BBVA Digital On-boarding and Biometric Payment solutions: lessons learned and learning lessons. Fintech program Eduardo Azanza, Veridas
Eduardo Azanza

Eduardo Azanza

Veridas

Eduardo holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He worked in the Windpower industry from 1999 until 2012 as Product Development Director of Nordex-Acciona windpower. In May 2012, he co-founded das-Nano, a company devoted to the development of applications and solutions based on Artificial Intelligence and Terahertz Waves. With strong scientific backing, and innovative products, the company is focused in the High Security printing, Automotive and Aerospace Industry. In May 2017, BBVA and das-Nano created a Joint Venture, Veridas, focused in Digital Authentication technologies, using biometry and digital document verification in the cloud as SaaS The company is currently delivering Digital On-boarding and Biometric Payment solutions to the Banking industry, Insurance, and Telecomunications companies worlwide.

10:40am - 11:00am Arena Riding the wind: story of a 10 times world champion Eva Cruz, journalist (Moderator) Inspirational program Gisela Pulido
Gisela Pulido

Gisela Pulido

KiteSurf World Champion

Gisela shows from an early age great interest in everything related to the sea and sports that carry a certain risk, something he inherited from his father. She became known in 2004 when she became World Champion KPWT. The year 2006 was another extraordinary year for this young Spanish kitesurfer. As her record is filled with trophies, Gisela is attracting a host of sponsors, bringing the season to a close with the title of Champion of Spain. She raises the bar again in 2007 by entering the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest World Champion, at just 13 years old. With the international recognition of her sport and the magnificent skill she has demonstrated despite her youth, there is no doubt that Gisela is the sporting prodigy of her time.

10:40am - 11:10am Investors Den powered by IE From Voice assistants to smart back offices: What scope of AI is the most interesting for investors? Cristina Aranda (Moderator) Tobias Schirmer, Managing Partner JOIN Capital

Tobias Schirmer

Managing Partner

JOIN Capital

After graduating from the University of Exeter in 2003, Tobias started his career in the finance sector, working for Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in Europe. After his MBA from IE Business School in 2007, Tobias founded two startups before joining the Bertelsmann Entrepreneur Program in 2008. During this time Tobias worked for Random House in New York, Antena 3 in Madrid and BMG Rights Management in Berlin before joining Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments as Principal, where he made direct and fund investments across Europe. In Spain, Tobias invested in companies like Traity, Whisbi and Marfeel. In 2015, Tobias co-founded JOIN Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in Berlin in vesting in enterprise and industrial technology startups in Europe.

James Wise, Partner Balderton
James Wise

James Wise

Partner

Balderton

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

10:45am - 11:00am Playground Is AI the new Blockchain? AI program Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO The Disruptive Group
Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu

CEO

The Disruptive Group

Huy is co-founder of the CFTE and the CEO of The Disruptive Group – a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at RBS and SG. Before, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US and a precursor of LinkedIn. He likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He also dedicates a lot of time “off the clock” to helping the industry grow and expand via his blog, Disruptive Finance. He sits on the Fintech advisory board of the World Economic Forum, and on the advisory boards of Fintech HK, Trusting Social and Fintech Connect He is a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College, an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford University Saïd Entrepreneurship Centre, a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial institutions, and founding member of the Asian supercharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerator in Asi

10:45am - 11:45am Sandbox Startup competition: B2C B2C program
10:55am - 11:10am Innovation Stage by BBVA Open Innovation. Connecting to the core Ainhoa Campo (Moderator)
11:00am - 11:30am Arena Disrupting the financial services sector Fintech program Derek White, Global Head of Customer Solutions BBVA
Derek White

Derek White

Global Head of Customer Solutions

BBVA

Derek joined BBVA in March 2016 and is based in Madrid. Prior to BBVA, he worked for Barclays, joining through the acquisition of Juniper Bank, where he was an early member of the start-up internet bank. In his final role at Barclays, Derek led the U.K. bank’s digital banking initiative, embracing disruptive technologies and the startup ecosystem, while overseeing the design and launch of market leading applications, platforms and services. Before joining Barclays, Derek was an entrepreneur, and was part of the team that created the world’s first internet bank (wingspan), and also worked at First USA Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in the U.S. Derek is originally from Utah, having graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences. He subsequently studied for an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.

11:00am - 11:15am Playground Cybercrime : Where is it going? Cybersecurity by Adara Ventures program 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.

11:00am - 11:30am The Next Big Thing Savia: Unleashing senior talent to foster social change through a digital platform Carlos Gomez Múgica, Fundación Endesa (Moderator) Pablo Rivas, Founder Global Alumni
Pablo Rivas

Pablo Rivas

Founder

Global Alumni

Pablo holds his bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MBA from IESE Business School. Additionally, he studied at Harvard, Berkeley and Loyola University in Chicago. He has senior management experience in both, public and private sectors. He is the founder of Global Alumni, a pioneer edtech company.

Carlos G. Plaza Vegas, Director and Chief Editor Phaedrus Music Porta
Carlos G. Plaza Vegas

Carlos G. Plaza Vegas

Director and Chief Editor

Phaedrus Music Porta

Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1959. With almost 30 years of experience in consulting, Mr. Plaza has been involved in complex IT project implementations on a wide variety of markets, with different solutions and customers ranging from medium to global enterprises. Mr. Plaza worked for Indra for almost 16 years, holding different positions related to International Operations in the Technology Solutions Division, and Business Development for Public Sector and Health Markets. Between 2013 and 2016, Mr. Plaza held the position of SVP for Public Sector and Health in Indra USA, putting focus on Indra’s robust portfolio around Smart Cities, interoperability and citizen-centric solutions. Mr. Plaza is currently a member of the Innotalent Hub consultancy group and is Director and Chief Editor of the digital music portal Phaedrus.

Sergio Gabrin, General Manager Essence Group Spain
Sergio Gabrin

Sergio Gabrin

General Manager

Essence Group Spain

Systems Engineer by National University of the Province of Buenos Aires. PAD in Digital Transformation by IE Business School. PMP Certified by PMI. His Executive Profile is completed with his accreditations as Master Certified Executive, Directive and Organizational Coach by IAC. Coach accredited by AECOP. With over 25 years of experience as a Manager in IT Business Development at INDRA, Soluziona and Coopers & Lybrand. He has an international professional and personal experience developed in different geographies and cultures, residing in Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Italy, Mexico and currently in Spain.

Stephanie Zweifel, Corporate Director Fundación máshumano
Stephanie Zweifel

Stephanie Zweifel

Corporate Director

Fundación máshumano

Overall has 18 years of experience in Human Resources areas and 4 years of experience in Operations and Customer Service management. Worked 7 years in DHL Worldwide Express as Operations Director for Latin America in Fort Lauderdale, Miami USA and later on as Human Resources Director for the Southern Cone based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Formed part of Grupo Vips in Madrid, Spain for 7 years as Human Resources Director. Actually works In Fundación máshumano for 7 years as Corporate Director of national and international enterprises whose mission is to humanize organizations in order to change their processes and put their people in the center of their strategy.

Ignacio de Pinedo, CEO ISDI
Ignacio de Pinedo

Ignacio de Pinedo

CEO

ISDI

11:10am - 11:50am Investors Den powered by IE The strategy behind picking seed investments Iñaki Arrola, KFund (Moderator) Sebastian Peck, Managing Director InMotion Ventures
Sebastian Peck

Sebastian Peck

Managing Director

InMotion Ventures

Sebastian Peck is Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility business and corporate venture capital arm. Sebastian started his career at the Boston Consulting Group and later joined the TMT advisory team of UBS Investment Bank, providing corporate finance services for telecoms, media and technology clients. For the past seven years, Sebastian has been involved in early-stage technology businesses as an investor and operator. As CFO / COO of Digital Science, a fast-growing provider of scientific software, he successfully built a business with corporate backing from the ground up. He also established Digital Science as a leading corporate VC, developing its signature investment approach and completing more than fifty early-stage transactions.

Andrea Martinelli, Managing Director Nello Investments & WA4STEAM
Andrea Martinelli

Andrea Martinelli

Managing Director

Nello Investments & WA4STEAM

Andrea is a corporate strategy and M&A director at S&E Partners and Nello Investmentos, advising mid-market companies in Europe and LATAM in health care, technology and industrial sectors. Before joining S&E, Andrea directed 3M’s health care business in EMEA where she led and participated in several acquisitions and divestitures. Also, as SVP at Schneider Electric, she led their global customer operations through restructuring and digital transformation. She is the co-founder of Impulse4women, fostering connections between investors and female and social impact entrepreneurs and a member of SWAN and WA4STEAM - Women Angels Networks, where she supports the life science entrepreneurship ecosystem, investing and mentoring startups.

Juuso Koskinen, Investment Analyst OpenOcean
Juuso Koskinen

Juuso Koskinen

Investment Analyst

OpenOcean

Juuso has been working with and in startups since 2012. Before OpenOcean, he worked for one of our portfolio companies, Oppex, focusing on user activation and product marketing. Prior to that, he spent a couple of years organizing Slush, Europe’s leading startup conference and running the Startup Sauna accelerator for the most promising early-stage startups in Northern and Eastern Europe. Juuso holds a degree in M.Sc. from Aalto University, where he majored in Strategic Management and Work Psychology, but spent time also with UX Design and Financial Engineering.

11:10am - 11:30am Innovation Stage by BBVA Coffee Networking w/ Startups
11:15am - 11:45am Playground Intelligence in Cybersecurity: How autonomous systems are making an impact Alberto Gómez, Adara Ventures (Moderator) Cybersecurity by Adara Ventures program Julio Casal, Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ 4iQ
Julio Casal

Julio Casal

Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ

4iQ

An expert in IT security, Julio has been on the front lines of the cyberwar for more than 15 years. He guided the development of OSSIM, which has become the most broadly deployed SIEM in the world. In 2007 Julio established AlienVault, and led the company as its CEO with Adara’s backing, towards international growth and establishment in Silicon Valley. AlienVault has since brought on a new management team, led by Barmak Meftah, and raised over $ 60 million in additional funding from investors such as Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, GGV Capital, and Sigma, in addition to Adara. Julio has a BS in Physics from Complutense University of Madrid. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on security management and regularly presents on the topic in both commercial and government forums around the world.

Alex Doll, Founder & Managing Partner Ten Eleven Ventures
Alex Doll

Alex Doll

Founder & Managing Partner

Ten Eleven Ventures

Alex is the Founder of Ten Eleven Ventures, the industry's original venture capital fund that is focused solely on investing in digital security. Underneath the digital security umbrella, the firm invests globally and is stage agnostic, working as KKR's joint investment alliance partner for stages growth and later. Since our founding in 2015 Ten Eleven has made 12 investments including Cylance, Darktrace, Jask.io and Twistlock and achieved 2 exits in Ping Identity (Vista) and Hexadite (Microsoft). The founding of Ten Eleven brought together the breadth of experiences in finance, investing, software and security operating roles in Silicon Valley. The cornerstone being his role as a co-founder in 2002 of PGP Corporation that combined the vision for a new security company with the secure email standard OpenPGP. Alex was the critical business architect of the hybrid structure that combined an innovation-led startup with the buyout of assets from Network Associates (McAfee).

Vin Lingathoti, Head of Ventures Investments Europe, Cisco

Vin Lingathoti

Head of Ventures Investments Europe,

Cisco

Vin Lingathoti is a senior investment professional at Cisco Investments focusing on venture investments in Cybersecurity. In his current role, Vin serves as a board observer at Panaseer, Behaviosec, Intersec, and 6Wind. He is also a member of LP Advisory Committee at Evolution Equity, Partech Ventures and Idinvest. Vin has over a decade experience in tech industry and has held multiple roles in corporate development, private equity, management consulting and product management.

Pedro Castillo, Founder & CTO Devo
Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Founder & CTO

Devo

Pedro Castillo brings more than 15 years of experience in the IT sector to Devo. As CTO of one of the most innovative financial institutions in Spain, Pedro saw an opportunity to unify access to data for companies of any size and sector - and founded Logtrust, now Devo.

11:15am - 11:50am Enlighted KEYNOTE: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Edtech program Joseph Aoun
Joseph Aoun

Joseph Aoun

President Northeastern University in Boston, Author`Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence´

Joseph E. Aoun, a leader in higher education policy and a renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh President of Northeastern University. An internationally respected voice on the value of global and experiential education, President Aoun has enhanced Northeastern’s signature co-op program with opportunities around the world. Northeastern students have worked, studied, and conducted research in 136 countries, on all seven continents, with a network of more than 3,000 employer partners. President Aoun has strategically aligned the University’s research enterprise with three global imperatives—health, security, and sustainability. Northeastern’s faculty focus on interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and transforming academic research into commercial solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. During President Aoun’s tenure, the University has realized a 189 percent growth in external research funding, along with approximately 1,500 patent applications filed by faculty and students.

Luis Garicano, Professor of Economics and Strategy IE Business School
Luis Garicano

Luis Garicano

Professor of Economics and Strategy

IE Business School

Luis Garicano is a leading researcher in topics such as the impact of technology on economic growth and on the organization of the economic activity, or the future of work in the knowledge economy. He joined IE in 2017, as professor of Economics and Strategy and as head of the Center for the Digital Economy. The center will fund and organize research activities in the fields of economics, business, sociology and law and will develop courses for the IE Business School students, as well as lectures to disseminate the center´s research. Garicano has developed an extensive academic career at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics, where he has been Full Professor and Chair; in addition, he has been visiting professor at other institutions, among others MIT and London Business School. Likewise, he has held positions as an economist of the European Commission and McKinsey & Company, where he has also held a named chair with the FEDEA foundation.

11:30am - 11:50am Arena Making Hyperloop a Reality Smart Mobility program Ryan Kelly, Head of Marketing and Communications Virgin Hyperloop One
Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Head of Marketing and Communications

Virgin Hyperloop One

Ryan oversees global marketing and communications for Virgin Hyperloop One and supports the commercialization of hyperloop technology through strategic global campaigns. Ryan gained knowledge and expertise in digital strategy and marketing from years spent consulting with hundreds of brands at companies large and small. Ryan worked at The New York Times on one of the first integrated advertising teams, as well as WPP, one of the first advertising networks, and was the Digital Director at Media-Corps, managing a 6 billion impression per month network. Pivoting to the agency realm, as a partner at GWNewYork, he oversaw digital strategy, buying, and planning for B/S/H appliance brands and various others. Other clients included Salesforce, Oracle, Lufthansa, American Express, and Bose. Ryan also teaches marketing strategy to Fortune 1000 companies through General Assembly. He holds a BA in Advertising and BS in Marketing from Syracuse University.

11:30am - 11:45am The Next Big Thing Personal innovation - reinventing ourselves Luis Pardo Céspedes, CEO & Vice Chairman Sage Iberia

Luis Pardo Céspedes

CEO & Vice Chairman

Sage Iberia

CEO and vice chairman of Sage Iberia since 2014, Luis Pardo runs a company that innovates to facilitate the day to day of companies. In Sage he took on greater responsibilities in Europe until he was appointed Manager of Spain and Portugal, a role that combines with being the counselor of several companies, including Director of different startups. His wide experience gives him a panoramic vision on the challenges of digitalization. Luis Pardo not only speaks about technological development and the improvement of business management processes. He has a proven track record of leading companies in their strategic innovative steps to succeed in business development, in digital adaptation, in management of equipment, business culture, leadership and internationalization. He is member of the Business Council of the CEOE, of the Employment Promotion Advisory Council and of the Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. In 2016 he published 'The ABC of the Autonomous' (Deusto).

11:30am - 12:00pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Is there something broken in insurance? InsureTech program Ion Cuervas-Mons, CEO Muno
Ion Cuervas-Mons

Ion Cuervas-Mons

CEO

Muno

Ion is Business Designer, Architect and Entrepreneur. He is CEO and founder of Muno, a BBVA insurtech company that provides community based insurance products to protect freelancers (www.somosmuno.com). In his previous role at BBVA, he designed, prototyped and scaled new, high-growth Startups. He is founder and former CEO of Think Big Factory (www.thinkbig-factory.com), a technology company that creates products and services for the Internet of Things. During this period he worked with clients such as Telefonica, Megafon, Jardines Matheson, or Tesco. Expert in design thinking, innovation methodologies and internet of things he is also founder of the Openarch project and he has been speaker at conferences in the US (Harvard and MIT), Brazil, China, Chile, UK and Spain.

11:45am - 12:15pm Playground Blockchain: A new paradigm in Security Leonard Boord, Tokenizo (Moderator) Cybersecurity by Adara Ventures program Adam Draper, Founder and Managing Director  Boost VC

Adam Draper

Founder and Managing Director 

Boost VC

For Adam Draper, Managing Director at Boost VC, no idea is too crazy. He dreams of building an ironman suit and leads the deals in the wildest SciFi Tech investments - exoskeletons, jetpacks, rockets... Go big or go home. He co-founded Boost VC after his success as an Angel Investor in companies like Coinbase, Amplitude and Plangrid. In a previous life, he wanted to be a professional tennis player and has an odd affinity for Australians. He once drank an entire bottle of tabasco sauce (the big ones) in 43 seconds. 4th generation venture capitalist, 2 time entrepreneur, and most importantly, he's a friend.

Alex Puig, CEO Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem
Alex Puig

Alex Puig

CEO

Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem

Alex Puig is a software R+D engineer and tech entrepreneur. Due to his Interest in cryptocurrencies, he founded Digital Currency Summit, a conference aiming to debate about the economic impact of blockchain and decentralized technologies in our society. His areas of interest are Blockchain, DAG, Self Sovereign IDs, Zero Knowledge Proof and Tokenomics. He also founded Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem, the first National Wide semi-public blockchain Platform, and now is leading the Technical Team at Caelum Labs, a Blockchain consultancy and development firm based in Barcelona.

Olga Blanco Poves, Executive Partner IBM
Olga Blanco Poves

Olga Blanco Poves

Executive Partner

IBM

•Executive Partner at IBM Global Business Services •Responsible for the Business Analytics and Strategy Service Line in SPGI focusing on Digital Transformations driven by Insights. The portfolio includes Analytics, Big Data, Data Platforms, AI (Cognitive), Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 •IBM Blockchain leader in SPGI – Since April 2017 A recognized Consultancy expert who combines a unique profile in both leadership and consulting advising leading companies/organisations. 20 years of successful track record in business development, strategy formulation and delivery of innovative & creative revenue and profit growth capabilities working with a large variety of stakeholders.

11:45am - 12:25pm The Next Big Thing Entering new markets, raising capital and recruiting top talent Suzanne Newman (Moderator) Ann-Christine Roope, Founder & CEO Ethan Partners
Ann-Christine Roope

Ann-Christine Roope

Founder & CEO

Ethan Partners

Ann-Christine is Founder and CEO of Ethan Partners a global executive search company focusing on high growth Internet companies. Ethan Partners has supported over 150 successful Internet companies and placed more than 3000 high profile candidates. Clients include among others Uber, Houzz, Naspers, Zomato, Ringier, Deliveroo, and Goldman Sachs. Previously Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Rocket Internet where she was responsible for Founder and Senior Executive recruiting for +75 portfolio companies in +45 countries, taking Rocket Internet from a few 1000 people European company to a +25.000 person global organization in 2 years. Before this Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Groupon as they entered +50 countries globally. Ann-Christine has also supported some of the largest VC’s and PE’s globally with talent acquisition. Ann-Christine holds a Master in Marketing and Business Communication from Copenhagen Business School.

Emma Fau, Founder EU Capital

Emma Fau

Founder

EU Capital

Emma has over 20 years of professional experience in Brussels, including 12 years carrying out political advocacy work on behalf of the private equity & venture capital industry before the EU Institutions and other international organizations.Prior to joining the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (“EVCA”, now “Invest Europe”), Emma worked for over three years for the Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya-Argentaria (BBVA), dealing with the financial management of European funds, advising the bank and main clients on EU budget lines, grants and subsidies of interest for them in a wide variety of sectors.In 2012 Emma became an entrepreneur and founded EUcapital SPRL with theobjectives of supporting companies and funds raising capital, helping startups to get investment ready and providing assistance to some organizations with regard to their relations with the EU institutions.

Patricio Guitart, Founder Guitart&Partners
Patricio Guitart

Patricio Guitart

Founder

Guitart&Partners

Advisor of leading organizations in Latin America, USA and Spain on topics related to growth, innovation in the business model, implementation of strategies and organizational alignment. Founder of Guitart & Partners, a network of consultants and experts in management, innovation and organizational transformation. Patricio works closely with Dr. Robert Kaplan (Harvard Business School), Francis Ross (Michigan Business School) and Renée Mauborgne (INSEAD Business School) in the field of academic and consulting research in Latin America. He is a Professor at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andres, Visiting Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA and is a Visiting Professor at the INALDE Business School in Bogotá, Colombia. He is Coordinator of the Innovation Lab at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andrés, Mentor of the Endeavor Network and Member of the Board of Directors of Fundación Leer.

María Jesús Fernández, Director of Finance & Investor Relations ICEX-Invest in Spain
María Jesús Fernández

María Jesús Fernández

Director of Finance & Investor Relations

ICEX-Invest in Spain

María J. Fernández is Director of Finance & Investor Relations at ICEX-Invest in Spain, a position she took after having served as Trade Commissioner of Spain in Chicago for five years and Director General for International Financing at the Ministry of Economy and Finance for two years. During her extensive professional career, she has also held senior positions at the Bank of Spain, where she was Head of the International Relations Division and Head of the European Affairs Division; at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, where she represented Spain at the Executive Board as Senior Advisor and Alternate Executive Director respectively; and at the Defense of Competition Tribunal, where she was Head of the President’s Office and Deputy Director of the Studies Department.

11:50am - 12:20pm Arena From an idea to being acquires vs. going public Susana De Antonio, Euronext (Moderator) Scalability program 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.

Luis Sanz, COO & Head of Technology and Product Development Olapic

Luis Sanz

COO & Head of Technology and Product Development

Olapic

Based in Olapic’s New York headquarters, Sanz serves two roles as Chief Operating Officer and as the head of technology and product development.  Sanz’s deep technical background fueled the development of Olapic’s proprietary predictive algorithm, Photorank™ that analyzes more than 27 different aspect of an image to determine the likelihood an image has to trigger a purchase. Sanz and his Olapic co-founders have been recognized with several awards including the Emmanuel Lang Award for Entrepreneurship and the E-cademy Award. Sanz is sought after by media and conferences for his expertise in image recognition and digital imaging technologies.

11:50am - 12:30pm Enlighted PANEL: Industry 4.0: Shaping Newly Skilled Managers in the Digital Revolution Nunzio Quacquarelli, President QS (Moderator) Edtech program Francisco Veloso, Dean Imperial College Business School
Francisco Veloso

Francisco Veloso

Dean

Imperial College Business School

Francisco Veloso is the Dean at Imperial College Business School. Previously, he was the Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, where he held the NOS Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Francisco also retains an adjunct appointment at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a tenured Full Professor. Francisco’s research focuses on high tech innovation and entrepreneurship. He has several dozen publications in leading academic journals and has won several awards for his contributions. He regularly contributes as a consultant and advisor to a range of start-ups, established firms, universities and government around the world. He is currently a member of the RISE – Research, Innovation and Science Experts. Francisco has a PhD in Technology, Management and Policy from MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an MSc in Technology Management and an Undergraduate Degree in Physics Engineering, both from the University of Lisbon.

Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean Asian Institute of Management
Jikyeong Kang

Jikyeong Kang

President and Dean

Asian Institute of Management

Jikyeong Kang is President and Dean of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and holds the MVP Chair in Marketing. Prior to assuming her post at AIM, Jikyeong was Director of the DBA Program at Manchester Business School (MBS) from 2010 to 2014. At MBS, she also served as Director of the Postgraduate Centre in charge of their MBA Programs from 2001 to 2007, where she was instrumental in propelling the full-time MBA Program’s Financial Times ranking from 47th in the world in 2002 to 22nd in 2007, the highest ranking it has ever achieved. Whilst she was in charge of the MBA Programs, MBS became one of the first schools in the world to earn triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. Jikyeong has also taught at top business schools around the world as a Visiting Professor, including IE in Madrid; the Rotterdam School of Management in Rotterdam; ESSEC in Paris; HEC in Montreal; CEIBS in Shanghai; and Sogang Graduate School of Business in Seoul.

Enase Okonedo, Dean Lagos Business School, Nigeria
Enase Okonedo

Enase Okonedo

Dean

Lagos Business School, Nigeria

Dr Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria has the responsibility for setting strategic direction for the School, as well as overseeing all academic and administrative matters. She is the Secretary-Treasurer of AACSB International Board of Directors and serves as a member of the academic advisory board of the Global Business School Network (GBSN). She is also a member of the Panel of Advisors, Africa Initiative for Governance as well as a member of the Academic Advisory Board, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She was, between 2012 and 2013, the chairperson of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), and a member of the Board up until May 2016. Dr Okonedo is also the President of AIFA Reading Society, Nigeria and was listed by a leading Nigerian daily as one of the 50 Most Influential Nigerians in 2017.

Martin Boehm, Dean and Professor of Marketing IE Business School
Martin Boehm

Martin Boehm

Dean and Professor of Marketing

IE Business School

Martin Boehm is the Dean and Professor of Marketing at IE Business School in Madrid. He previously served as the Dean of Programs, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at IE University and the Associate Dean of the Master in Management at IE Business School. Martin’s intellectual interests center on Customer Management. His research provides managerial implications on how to build profitable and long-lasting customer relationships. His primary concern is to quantify the impact of various customer management activities on a customer’s lifetime value – the net present value of the stream of future profits expected over a customer’s lifetime. At the same time, he develops analytical models to estimate or approximate a customer’s lifetime value. As a consultant he works primarily with firms in the financial services industry to provide them with a roadmap for growth. He completed his academic education with a Doctorate in Marketing which he obtained from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frank

11:50am - 12:20pm Investors Den powered by IE Data Science in VC Guillem Sagué, Nautacapital (Moderator) Stefano Gurciullo, Partner and Head of Science & Technology Redstone VC
Stefano Gurciullo

Stefano Gurciullo

Partner and Head of Science & Technology

Redstone VC

Stefano is Partner and Head of Science & Technology at Redstone, a data-driven venture capital firm empowering the corporate venture capital activities of several global companies. Stefano focuses on early stage investments related to artificial intelligence, IoT, robotics and generally frontier tech, and is leading the building Redstone's own tech stack investment. Stefano holds a PhD in Financial Computing from University College London, has built a company and worked with several public bodies, such as the Italian Government, the European Commission and the Bank of England, on matters related to finance and data science. He is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum.

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.

Carles Illa, Data Scientist Nauta
Carles Illa

Carles Illa

Data Scientist

Nauta

Carles Illa is a Software Engineer and Data Scientist at Nauta Capital in Barcelona. He works on the development of the Dealflow Engine, a proprietary tool to automatically extract, structure and enrich data of potential investment opportunities. Prior to Nauta, Carles was Chief Technology Officer at APIMATICA, an Information Technology Company focused on extracting information and knowledge from open sources. As the CTO, Carles guided the technical direction of the company and also contributed to software development. Carles holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the UAB in Barcelona and an MBA from ESADE.

Francesco Corea, Investor Four Trees Merchant Partners Inc.
Francesco Corea

Francesco Corea

Investor

Four Trees Merchant Partners Inc.

Francesco Corea, Ph.D., is a complexity scientist and tech investor who is mainly focusing on science-driven companies in high-social-impact verticals including life sciences, energy, and artificial general intelligence. Francesco has a background that ranges from economics and finance to applied machine learning, and he's been working on a variety of different data problems over the past few years (e.g., sentiment analysis, fraud detection, behavioral science, etc.). Currently, he is working with a few AI companies as well as an emerging VC fund. Dr. Corea holds a Ph.D. in Economics.

Arturo Moreno, Founding CEO Preseries

Arturo Moreno

Founding CEO

Preseries

Arturo is a firm believer that technology financing must be a fast, data-driven and fair process. He is the cofounder and CEO of PreSeries, a spin-off from BigML, and the rising-leader software startup for venture capital data management and predictive modelling. At PreSeries he is building an affordable, best-in-class software tool to allow all investors leverage the benefits that data and ML represents for the generation of insights. Arturo previously worked in Bessemer Venture Partners as a venture capitalist, Kensho Technologies and Ferrovial as an Investment Manager. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as BS in Business and an LLB from Universidad Carlos of Madrid. He is the former President of MIT FinTech and MIT Martin Trust Center for entrepreneurship Practice Leader.

12:00pm - 01:00pm Sandbox Startup competition: B2B Enterprise Service B2B Enterprise Tech program
12:00pm - 12:30pm Innovation Stage by BBVA BBVA Valora View Fintech program Ricardo Segoviano, Head of BBVA API_Market BBVA
Ricardo Segoviano

Ricardo Segoviano

Head of BBVA API_Market

BBVA

Ricardo Segoviano, is the Head of BBVA API_Market, BBVA’s Open Banking initiative, to boost the collaboration and partnership with startups, corporates and public administrations through open banking model. A national of Mexico, is an electronic and communications Engineer with more than 17 years of experience in BBVA's banking transaction services in Europe and Latin America. He has been BBVA's Vice President of special projects & demand management in BBVA's Europe Transaction Services, Head of global customer service, Head of global electronic banking, and Head of Latin America product development and customer service (cash management). Ricardo is certified SAFe program consultant and BBVA's Spanish representative to the CGI (XML ISO20022).

12:15pm - 12:30pm Playground Smarter Systems & Smarter Attacks Cybersecurity by Adara Ventures program Michal Salat, Threat Intelligence Director Avast

Michal Salat

Threat Intelligence Director

Avast

Michal Salat joined Avast in 2010 as a Malware Analyst and is now Avast’s Threat Intelligence Director, leading a team of more than 10 Threat Labs experts. His team’s main focus is identification and analysis of new malware strains and threats targeting Avast users. Prior to working at Avast, Michal Salat worked as a programmer and network administrator. He holds a Master degree in System Programming from the Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ and has also studied Computer Science on Texas Tech University in Lubbock, U.S.

12:20pm - 12:45pm Arena Scaling for sustainable growth Ian Marsh, DNCapital (Moderator) Scalability program Gordon Willoughby, CEO WeTransfer
Gordon Willoughby

Gordon Willoughby

CEO

WeTransfer

Gordon Willoughby is the CEO of WeTransfer, based in Amsterdam. He took over from the company’s founder Bas Beerens in January 2017 tasked with growing the user-base, scaling the company and taking the brand to the next level. Gordon has a heavyweight business background, with senior experience at multi-national companies like eBay, The Financial Times and Diageo. Before joining WeTransfer, he spent eight years at Amazon, overseeing among other things the Kindle’s European launch and later working as the company’s Director of Consumables. Gordon’s skills focus on connecting new products and services with new audiences, and pursuing significant growth while maintaining the brand DNA on which previous success has been built. He joined WeTransfer at an exciting time in the company’s story, following its $25 million investment and the opening of its US office in Los Angeles. With 40 million monthly active users in 195 countries, Gordon combines a respect for what WeTransfer stands for with his wide-ranging comm

Sunir Kapoor, Director BBVA

Sunir Kapoor

Director

BBVA

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.

12:20pm - 12:40pm Investors Den powered by IE Key trends on financing the economy of innovation Carlos Trenchs - Director dayOne Caixabank (Moderator) Sonya Iovieno, Managing Director Silicon Valley Bank
Sonya Iovieno

Sonya Iovieno

Managing Director

Silicon Valley Bank

Sonya Iovieno heads up the Growth and VC-Backed division of Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch. Working closely with high growth technology and innovation companies, Sonya brings a deep pool of banking and debt resources to support these businesses in a fast changing world. She liaises closely with companies and investors to build financing solutions for some of the UKs most exciting and innovative businesses. Sonya joined SVB from Lloyds Bank in September 2016, where she was responsible for New Business Origination with Mid-Market companies. She brings 20 years of corporate and commercial banking experience with both large and mid-sized corporates. Her career spans M&A, Corporate Leverage and Relationship Banking. With a keen sense of responsibility to pass on her experience to the next generation, Sonya sits on the board of a Southwark schools charity initiative through Career Ready, mentoring and supporting sixth form students to prepare them for the world of work.

12:30pm - 01:00pm Playground Getting Security Adoption Right Alberto Yepez, ForgePoint Capital (Moderator) Cybersecurity by Adara Ventures program Alejandro Becerra, CISO Telefónica
Alejandro Becerra

Alejandro Becerra

CISO

Telefónica

Alejandro Becerra, currently Global CISO for Telefonica Group since May 2017, has previously been responsible in Telefonica for Group IT Security, leading security transformation across Telefonica operating businesses and global areas and embedding security into the Telco key business and operation transformations. Seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in the Telco world, he has worked in Mobile & Satellite communications including 3G standardization, mobile Service platforms development, HR platforms transformation, Security innovation, Managed Security Services definition and implementation and more recently IT Security assurance across Telefonica global footprint. He has actively participated in standardisation initiatives, international research & development programmes and has led global harmonization initiatives for Telefonica.

Agustín González, Global CIO Prosegur
Agustín González

Agustín González

Global CIO

Prosegur

“ Agustín González is holding, since 2008, the post of global Chief Information Officer at Prosegur, one of the main multinational companies in the private security industry. Previously he carried out European Regional CIO functions and held other posts of responsibility in the consulting sector in companies such as Deloitte, Teradata and American Management Systems. Since the beginning of his professional career, he has been helping multinational businesses to use technology as one of the primary drivers of growth and increased productivity within organizations. Key achievements as a group CIO have been conducting a very ambitious organizational and technological transformation within Prosegur by simplifying, standardizing, centralizing, and upgrading the global digital platform in a context of relevant inorganic growth and international expansion (24 countries on 5 continents). Within his IT organization, he also launched in 2015 the start-up idea of a new line of business, Cyber Security.

Román Ramírez Giménez, Head of Security Ops & Architecture Ferrovial
Román Ramírez Giménez

Román Ramírez Giménez

Head of Security Ops & Architecture

Ferrovial

With more than 25 years of experience on Information Technologies and Cybersecurity, has developed several roles in different markets. Started career as a banking applications developer in Intercomputer working for customers like ‘la Caixa’, Deutsche Bank or Banco Pastor. Then as Systems and Security Department Director on encomIX, the very first independent ISP in Spain, that become PSINet Spain within the global PSINet Europe structure. Founded Teracom with two partners, as a small startup (with an expiration date) to develop a software solution for Optical stores in Zaragoza. Next role, acted as Lead of presales and CTO for eEye Digital Security (now Beyond Trust) for Europe and some MENA countries, supporting sales and customer care. Then founded and managed Chase The Sun, a cybersecurity services company with customers like Telefónica, Meditelecom (Morocco), Inversis Bank, Bank of Spain and several others.

Adolfo Hernández, Head of Advanced Cyber Defense Banco Sabadell
Adolfo Hernández

Adolfo Hernández

Head of Advanced Cyber Defense

Banco Sabadell

12:30pm - 01:15pm Enlighted KEYNOTE: Skills, not Jobs! New opportunities for HigherEd in the hybrid economy Edtech program Matt Sigelman, CEO Burning Glass Technologies
Matt Sigelman

Matt Sigelman

CEO

Burning Glass Technologies

Matt Sigelman is CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a leading labor market analytics firm. For more than a decade, he has led Burning Glass in harnessing the power of data and artificial intelligence technologies that have cracked the genetic code of the job market. Powered by the world’s largest and most sophisticated database of jobs and talent, Burning Glass delivers real-time data and breakthrough planning tools that inform careers, define academic programs, and shape workforces. Burning Glass has helped to fill millions of jobs and its data drive initiatives for more than a dozen state and national governments. Matt is consulted frequently by national media, by researchers, and the White House. He served previously with McKinsey & Company and Capital One. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard.

Montserrat Gomendio, Head of OECD Centre for Skills
Montserrat Gomendio

Montserrat Gomendio

Head of OECD Centre for Skills

12:30pm - 01:00pm Innovation Stage by BBVA BBVA's Open banking Experience Ricardo Segoviano (Moderator) Fintech program
12:40pm - 01:20pm The Next Big Thing Finding alternatives to fundraising Oriol Juncosa, Co-Founder, Encomeda & White Peak Partners (Moderator) Jose Manuel Carol, Director of BStartup 10 Banco Sabadell

Jose Manuel Carol

Director of BStartup 10

Banco Sabadell

Director of BStartup10 at Banco Sabadell. BStartup10 is an investment vehicle for early stage startups, that makes 10 investments per year of € 100k each. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell Jose has developed his professional career working as management consultant for Deloitte, as manager for La Salle Technova Business Angel Network and in finance as an analyst for and M&A boutique and as a private banker for Banco Sabadell. Jose holds a bachelor’s in Market Research and the International MBA of IE Business School.

Pepe Borrel, Managing Director CrowdCube
Pepe Borrel

Pepe Borrel

Managing Director

CrowdCube

Santiago Reyna
Santiago Reyna

Santiago Reyna

Business Angel

I am CEO of Realiza, a small VC based in Valencia-Spain. We have inveted mainly in biotech and digital technologies. Moreover, I am founder of Bracken IR, a financial communications agency with office in Madrid-Spain. I've been General Manager of DCN Ventures during the last 7 years. I am Lawyer and AMP from Instituto de Empresa.

Karel Escobar Sánchez, Dealflow Manager & Startup Relations Startupxplore
Karel Escobar Sánchez

Karel Escobar Sánchez

Dealflow Manager & Startup Relations

Startupxplore

Analyst at Startupxplore, the premium investment platform, focusing on early stage startups and seed capital. Karel is in charge of startup relationships and scouting activities. Since Startupxplore they have financed more than 20 companies with a total investment of 5 million€. The financing rounds of Startupxplore range from 200k€-500k€. Before joining the Startupxplore team, he spent 4 years in Tetuan Valley, the first pre-accelerator in Europe. In Tetuan Valley he spent 2 years as CEO developing entrepreneurship programs in Spain, working on European Commission projects and collaborating with corporations in Open Innovation activities. In addition to the above, she has experience in early stage startups, has acted as an investor and is a member of the COTEC 100.

Carlos Silva, Co-founder Seedrs

Carlos Silva

Co-founder

Seedrs

Carlos is a co-founder of Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Europe, and Entrepreneur-in-Residency at Faber Ventures, as well as Innovation Lead at Accenture. He is a founding member of Beta-I, a Portuguese non-profit to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and a mentor at several acceleration programmes (Seedcamp, Lisbon Challenge, Founder Institute, etc.). Carlos also serves as an advisor and board member at multiple innovative start-ups. He has been distinguished with a Young Gun award in the UK, for the most promising individuals under 35, and has been distinguished as one of Portugal's 40 under 40. Carlos holds a Computer Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

12:45pm - 01:10pm Arena Rethinking high-speed mobility Inês Oliveira, Wayra Spain (Moderator) Smart Mobility program Emilio Gayo Rodriguez, President Telefónica Spain
Emilio Gayo Rodriguez

Emilio Gayo Rodriguez

President

Telefónica Spain

Isaías Táboas, President Renfe
Isaías Táboas

Isaías Táboas

President

Renfe

12:45pm - 03:30pm Investors Den powered by IE Ascri Event (Private Event)
01:00pm - 01:40pm Playground From Funding to Internationalizing your business Laura González Estefani, The Venture City (Moderator) International Expansion program Ekaterina Skorobogatova, Chief Growth Officer The Venture City
Ekaterina Skorobogatova

Ekaterina Skorobogatova

Chief Growth Officer

The Venture City

In her most recent role, before joining TheVentureCity, as WhatsApp’s Growth and Partnerships Manager, she was focused on strategic initiatives (either in the product development, marketing, or customer development aspects) aimed at expanding WhatsApp’s user base and reach globally. From 2013 to 2015, she managed a variety of product market and partnership projects related to the launch and expansion of Internet.org, Facebook initiative of bringing connectivity to the developing markets. Before Internet.org, she worked on growing Facebook’s operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. In that role, from 2010 to 2013, she engaged a variety of partnership, marketing, and public relations initiatives to expand Facebook’s reach in that part of the world. Prior to coming to Facebook, she expanded business and marketing partnerships in Russia and the CIS region for Nokia.

Patricia de Loro, Chief Product Officer The Venture City
Patricia de Loro

Patricia de Loro

Chief Product Officer

The Venture City

Previous to joining TheVentureCity Patricia was Digital Transformation Director at Vodafone Spain leading and executing the multi-year transformation plan across the whole company not only from the business point of view but also from the cultural and talent. Previous to that she was responsible for all the digital and social channels: ecommerce, self-service, mobile apps and social care.  Before Vodafone she was Head of Verticals Strategy and Product Management at eBay, driving strategic projects across the globe from London and San Francisco offices. After working in Consulting in a number of industries, she has a broad experience leading international teams and projects across multiple disciplines (technical, marketing and commercial)  On top of this, Patricia is also an Angel Investor, an Advisor for a number of startups and a Teacher in 2 of the most renowned digital schools in Madrid.

Rosa Jiménez Cano, Chief Ecosystem Relations  The Venture City
Rosa Jiménez Cano

Rosa Jiménez Cano

Chief Ecosystem Relations 

The Venture City

Rosa Jiménez Cano is the Chief Ecosystem Relations in The Venture City Prior to that, she was the first Hispanic correspondent in Silicon Valley for EL PAíS, the leading Spanish newspaper. Her duty there lead her to meet and interview key players and top CEOs in the most innovative companies. Before moving to California she had a wide experience in social media, journalism and digital production. She is also an author, she published La Gran Guía de los Blogs 2008. In The Venture City she plays a relevant role connecting entrepreneurs all over the world with Latam, Europa and the USA with Madrid and Miami. Rosa is highly skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Online Video Strategy, Twitter, and Start-up Ventures. She is a strong media and communication professional with a Journalism Graduate focused in Media and Communications Studies from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Victor Servín, Chief Technology Officer The Venture City
Victor Servín

Victor Servín

Chief Technology Officer

The Venture City

Victor has integrated systems and services with the Key Silicon Valley companies, Google, Facebook, Youtube, Whastapp, etc.... He has a very clear understanding of the 360degrees of Tech, from The Mobile infrastructure and/or broadband, to the OTT world in all it’s variants; Messaging, e-commerce, Video, payments, etc. He loves working with multicultural teams building products with the goal of making them robust, scalable and measurable. Before joining TheVentureCity Victor worked as Director of Digital Development and Innovation for Millicom International Cellular (for it’s Tigo Brand) overseeing Digital Development for all Latam Properties (Mobile and Fixed) and leading the team responsible for developing all Tigo Apps which as today are in hands of more than 4 MM customers and all OTT partnerships and integrations.

Andy Areitio, Investment Director The Venture City
Andy Areitio

Andy Areitio

Investment Director

The Venture City

Andy has more than 10 years of experience in technology entrepreneurship, finance and strategy in Europe and Asia. He has founded and built two startups, one of which through venture capital. Previously, he had held various roles in strategic advice at Monitor / Deloitte and project finance at Abengoa. Before entering TheVentureCity, Andy graduated in business administration and management from INSEAD, with a grant from the Ramón Areces Foundation. During the race he specialized in data science, capital-irrigation, establishing a relationship with the main technological ecosystems of the world. After all these experiences have allowed him to develop a network of entrepreneurship, skills for finance and an undeniable experience in technology and operations.

01:00pm - 02:00pm Sandbox Startup competition: B2B Enterprise Technologies B2B Enterprise Tech program
01:00pm - 01:40pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Hacia una organización agile Fintech program Beatriz Mediavilla, BBVA
Beatriz Mediavilla

Beatriz Mediavilla

BBVA

Working since 2018 in BBVA and since 2015 in topics related to Agile. Currently in the Agile Global Discipline implementing Agile in all areas of the bank

Sara Aguilera, Global Agile Team BBVA
Sara Aguilera

Sara Aguilera

Global Agile Team

BBVA

Since 2002 working in the telecommunications sector and in BBVA since 2005. Since 2014 in topics related to Agile. Currently in the Agile Global Discipline implementing Agile in all areas of the bank

Antonio Martín Sereno, BBVA
Antonio Martín Sereno

Antonio Martín Sereno

BBVA

Working since 2017 in BBVA, in 2004 he started with Kitesurf, seeing in 2007 the need to dive with sharks and in 2011 to start skiing as best practices to make family life.

01:10pm - 01:30pm Arena Cyber's greatest challenge: Securing the Cloud Alex Doll, Ten Eleven Ventures (Moderator) Cybersecurity program 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.

01:15pm - 02:00pm Enlighted KEYNOTE: Disrupting College. The future of higher education Edtech program Michael Horn
Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Co-Founder of Clayton Christensen Institute, Author of “Disrupting Class”

Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Entangled Group, an education technology studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning MIT
Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning

MIT

Sanjay Sarma is the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is the Vice President for Open Learning at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He serves on the boards of GS1US and Hochschild Mining and several startup companies including Top Flight Technologies. Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He has authored over 100 academic papers in computational geometry, sensing, RFID, automation and CAD, and is the recipient of numerous awards.

Diego Alcázar Benjumea, Executive Vice President IE Business School & IE University
Diego Alcázar Benjumea

Diego Alcázar Benjumea

Executive Vice President

IE Business School & IE University

Executive Vice President of IE Business School & IE University and sit on its Board of Directors. I play a key role in the strategic vision and the general management of the institution, highly focused on promoting the innovation strategy and its execution, driving IE’s digital transformation and leading IE’s technological immersion. In late 2014, I joined the board of FT|IE Corporate Learning Alliance (FT|IE CLA), a joint venture created by IE Business School and the Financial Times Group to design and implement customized education for companies. I am also the co-founder and member of the board of The South Summit, one of Europe’s leading startup and innovation conferences. I hold an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a double degree in Law and Business Administration from Madrid’s Complutense University. In 2017 I was awarded the David Rockefeller Fellowship that grants my participation in the Trilateral Commission (www.trilateral.org) until 2020.

01:20pm - 01:50pm The Next Big Thing Using technology to empower Culture Borja Alvarez Rubio, Ministerio de Cultura (Moderator) Andreu Garrido, Socio y Consultor Teknecultura

Andreu Garrido

Socio y Consultor

Teknecultura

Ha trabajado en diferentes empresas y varios años como autónomo en proyectos vinculados al sector cultural en tareas de consultoría, comunicación y producción. Actualmente es socio y consultor en Teknecultura, empresa especializada en el análisis de datos y desarrollo de estrategias de marketing 'Data-driven decision', un enfoque innovador para el sector cultural y gracias al que seguimos aprendiendo día tras día. Anteriormente había sido Director de proyectos en Bissap Gestió Cultural, consultora especializada en planificación y gestión de públicos culturales. Colabora regularmente con el programa de Gestión Cultural de la Universidad de Barcelona en proyectos de investigación sobre políticas culturales. Actualmente es el Presidente de la Asociación de Gestores Culturales de Catalunya compartiendo proyecto con un amplio grupo de profesionales de diversos ámbitos del sector cultural.

Miguel Fernández Díaz, Co-Founder Arqueovuelos

Miguel Fernández Díaz

Co-Founder

Arqueovuelos

Miguel is archeologist, pilot-operator of RPAS/drones and specialist in New Technologies applied to Heritage. Its works focuses both on the research and on dissemination of historical - cultural contents. He is founder and CEO of Virtua Nostrum (experts in 3D scanning and Virtual Archaeology), as well as co-founder (together with the Pequeños Arqueólogos team) of Arqueovuelos, a project dedicated to the spreading, diffusion and Heritage education using drone technology.

Carlo D'Ursi, Producer Potenza Producciones
Carlo D'Ursi

Carlo D'Ursi

Producer

Potenza Producciones

Carlo D’Ursi has more than fifteen years of experience in the film industry with coproductions that achieved selections in important festivals such as Cannes, Malaga, Venice, Seville, among others. Consultant of many projects and renowned film enterprises business plans, as well as counsellor for funding applications. As a film producer, he started working with El Deseo (Agustín and Pedro Almodóvar production company), and Alta Producción (Alta Films). In 2004 he founded Potenza Producciones. Films produced by Potenza Producciones have won more than 200 national and international awards. InCannes Festival (2017), he represented Spain on the Producers on the Move European Film Promotion’s (EFP) networking platform. The experience of Carlo as a film producer is only a part of his career. In 2015, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture-Cultural Industries, Potenza Producciones has launched VEOBEO, an online film distributor for on-demand projections.

01:30pm - 02:00pm Arena Big Outcomes & The Long Game: the AlienVault Journey Alberto Yépez, Forge Point Capital (Moderator) Cybersecurity program Julio Casal, Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ 4iQ
Julio Casal

Julio Casal

Founder Alien Vault & 4iQ

4iQ

An expert in IT security, Julio has been on the front lines of the cyberwar for more than 15 years. He guided the development of OSSIM, which has become the most broadly deployed SIEM in the world. In 2007 Julio established AlienVault, and led the company as its CEO with Adara’s backing, towards international growth and establishment in Silicon Valley. AlienVault has since brought on a new management team, led by Barmak Meftah, and raised over $ 60 million in additional funding from investors such as Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, GGV Capital, and Sigma, in addition to Adara. Julio has a BS in Physics from Complutense University of Madrid. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on security management and regularly presents on the topic in both commercial and government forums around the world.

01:40pm - 02:20pm Playground Cybersecurity: key when going international Néstor Serravalle, VUSecurity (Moderator) Cybersecurity program Jeff Zitomer, Director of Corporate Strategy SAP

Jeff Zitomer

Director of Corporate Strategy

SAP

Jeff Zitomer is a Director of Corporate Strategy at SAP, and is the team’s Cybersecurity Lead. As part of his role, he advises the SAP.iO Fund on cybersecurity startup investments and educates SAP.iO Fund and Foundry startups on cybersecurity-related enterprise-readiness. Before SAP, Jeff was a microchip designer, a management consultant with Bain & Co., and a Sr. Product Manager with Akamai Technologies. He received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from The Technion and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Jeff lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and young daughter.

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.

Ernest Sánchez, Managing Partner Nekko VC
Ernest Sánchez

Ernest Sánchez

Managing Partner

Nekko VC

GP and co-founder of Nekko Capital, a Venture Capital firm aimed at investing in scalable early-stage companies (series A/B mainly) led by outstanding teams focused on traditional sectors (e.g. Real Estate, Insurance, Banking, Mobility, Travel) where digitization remains incomplete (supply chain, consumer interactions, transactions…) Nekko investments are scouted and managed from 3 hubs (Barcelona, London, Paris). Senior Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years’ experience in running startups and funds globally. Ernest has been board director of companies such as Glovo, Zapper and Shoppiday. Former Partner for EU @Entrée Capital, a London-Tel Aviv based fund with 50+ investments and 7 exits including IPO’s. BA in Business Administration and AvMP for Stanford and VC/PE for HBS.

Samuel Linares, Managing Director Accenture

Samuel Linares

Managing Director

Accenture

Samuel Linares is Managing Director and Europe and Latin America IoT Lead for Resources at Accenture, Independent Evaluator at European Commission and CIIP Expert at ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency). With more than 2 decades of security, system integration and multinational and multicultural projects management experience, he has participated as project leader, consultant, speaker, chairman or teacher in more than 35 countries all over the world. Samuel is the founder and former Director of the Industrial Cybersecurity Center (CCI), and was Senior Lead Technologist for Industrial Cybersecurity in Booz Allen Hamilton for the last 3 years. Samuel is a highly sought after global speaker, and actively contributes to the community being a member of the executive steering committee of GIAC’s GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional) certification, ISACA Global Cybersecurity Task Force, SANS Institute Advisory Board, Control System Cyber Security Association International, etc.

Pedro Pablo Pérez, Global Security VP Telefónica
Pedro Pablo Pérez

Pedro Pablo Pérez

Global Security VP

Telefónica

Damián Ruiz Soriano, Red Team Manager Bankia
Damián Ruiz Soriano

Damián Ruiz Soriano

Red Team Manager

Bankia

01:50pm - 02:20pm The Next Big Thing COCA COLA- Pitches
02:00pm - 02:20pm Sandbox Winner announcement track Healthcare,B2C, B2B Enterprise Services, B2B Enterprise Technologies
03:15pm - 03:45pm Playground Industrial IoT and growing investments in this field Tobias Schirmer, Join Capital (Moderator) Industry 4.0 & Logistics program Jeff Clavier, Founder and Managing Partner SoftTech VC

Jeff Clavier

Founder and Managing Partner

SoftTech VC

Jeff Clavier is the founder and managing partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll (Yahoo), LiveRamp (Acxiom), Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google). Jeff was appointed on the board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2015 and he has also been on the Advisory Board of Telefonica Digital since 2010. In the SoftTech portfolio, he sits on the boards of Curse, Handshake, DroneDeploy, Shippo and DocSend.

Benjamin Joffe, Partner HAX
Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

Partner

HAX

Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is a Partner at HAX, the world’s most active investor in hardware startups (>200 investments in robotics, IoT, consumer and health tech). HAX is part of SOSV, an early stage fund with a deep tech focus, running vertical accelerator programs and milestone-based investment. Benjamin also spoke at over 200 events across 30 countries, including TechCrunch Disrupt and two TEDx. His presentations and annual “Hardware Trends” report collected over 1 million online views. He has also written for Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and IEEE Spectrum, and was featured in numerous media such as Nature, Wall Street Journal and WIRED. Trained as an aerospace engineer in France, Benjamin turned to corporate strategy and Asia (mostly China and Japan), where he lived from 2000 to 2017.

Nicolas Iordanov, Iris Capital Principal
Nicolas Iordanov

Nicolas Iordanov

Iris Capital

Principal

Nicolas joined Iris Capital in 2017 as Principal, responsible for late-stage investments in France and in Europe, with a key expertise in Software and B2C services. Before joining Iris Capital, Nicolas was Principal at the Digital Venture Fund of Bpifrance, the French state-owned investment bank, which he joined in 2013. There he invested mainly in French venture and growth stage companies with strong international traction. While at Bpifrance, he backed companies such as Synthesio, Launchmetrics, S4M, Teads, Netatmo, Meilleurs Agents and Evaneos. Previously, he has been an Associate for 4 years at Seventure Partners where he was focused on early stage investments in France and Germany. Nicolas holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Lyon (France) and a specialization in Finance at EM Lyon Business School (France).

03:20pm - 03:50pm Sandbox How new models of innovation can make the healthcare system more accessible Todd Morrill, NH-I-Corps program (Moderator) Healthcare & Biotech program Stefano Molino, Partner Innogest Capital

Stefano Molino

Partner

Innogest Capital

Stefano is Partner at Innogest SGR SpA, where is currently in charge of the digital practice and focuses on deal selection, transaction management, contract negotiation and closing of new investment opportunities. He is board member/observer in several companies such as CornerJob (leading European HR marketplace), Digital Magics (digital Italian incubator/accelerator listed at AIM stock exchange), Supermercato24 (leading Italian online grocery marketplace), Soulkitchen (B2B food delivery service for professional restoration segment) Armadio Verde (secondhand clothes marketplace), Prestiamoci (peer-to-per lending platform), Agroils Technologies (biofuels and proteins-based productions). He has been member/observer in companies such as Silicon Biosystems (medical device, sold to Menarini Group), Beintoo (mobile marketing), HT Srl (Cybersecurity) and Mobango (leading independent app store sold to Mauj Mobile). Before joining Innogest, Stefano was Investment Manager at Piemonte High Technology.

Frederic Llordachs Marqués, Co-Founder & Partner Doctoralia

Frederic Llordachs Marqués

Co-Founder & Partner

Doctoralia

Dr. Frederic Llordachs Marqués is co-founder and partner of Doctoralia, the leading global platform that connects health professionals with patients. Since 2012 he has been in charge of the Health 2.0 in its Spanish editions. His experience in health management includes 8 years of work in some of the leading health insurance companies in Spain and in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as 5 years working as medical director of the prestigious CIMA Clinic in Barcelona. Doctoralia has been filling the digital gap between doctors and patients for the last 10 years.

Eduardo Diaz Sanchez, Director madri+d Foundation´s Entrepreneur Support Area
Eduardo Diaz Sanchez

Eduardo Diaz Sanchez

Director

madri+d Foundation´s Entrepreneur Support Area

Eduardo Diaz, physicist from the University of Salamanca and MBA from IE is an expert in the management of R&D, Innovation and Technology-Based Entrepreneurship. He is currently Director at the madri+d Foundation´s Entrepreneur Support Area with technology-specialized incubation and acceleration programs (ESA BIC Madrid Region, healthstart, cleantechstart). Quality Mentoring is promoted through its madri+d Mentoring Network and its businessmentor certification, and the search for funding through its Business Angel Network BAN madri+d. With more than 25 years experience in managing programs related to European, National and Regional Public Policies, Eduardo has been, among others, Strategy Consultancy Manager at Socintec, University Lecturer and Software Engineer in the electronics and aeronautical sectors.

Paz Alvarado, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer Merck
Paz Alvarado

Paz Alvarado

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer

Merck

Paz Alvarado is Chief Digital & Innovation Officer in Merck, a leading global company in healthcare, science and technology, with more than 50,000 employees that work together to develop the technology of the future and take one step further in personalized medicine for the patient, the central axis of everything. She has more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing and communication across diverse sectors. She has a Telecommunication Engineering Ms Degree at Polytechnic University of Madrid and an Executive MBA in IE Business School. Alvarado is an expertise in digital transformation and innovation in the development of new business models.

03:30pm - 03:50pm Enlighted NMC Horizon Report 2018. Which trends and technologies will drive educational change in the future? Edtech program John O´Brien, CEO EDUCAUSE
John O´Brien

John O´Brien

CEO

EDUCAUSE

President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. The current membership comprises over 1,800 institutions and 300 corporations with an estimated 60,000 active members in over 40 countries. Throughout his 25-year career in higher education, John has deeply engaged with the IT and educational technology sectors. Most recently, John served as senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), the fifth largest higher education system in the country. In this position, he was dedicated to ensuring student success and implemented strategic changes to help MnSCU adapt to the changing needs of higher education. In addition, John is an award-winning teacher at the college and university level. He was a faculty member at Normandale Community College, Augsburg College, the University of Minnesota, the University of St.Thomas, and Augustana College (South Dakota).

03:30pm - 04:00pm The Next Big Thing PITCHING STARTUP SESAME Startup Pitching program
03:30pm - 03:40pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Keynote
03:40pm - 04:10pm Investors Den powered by IE Making Corporate Venture Funds work Javier González, VentureSpec (Moderator) Jay Reinemann, Partner Propel Venture
Jay Reinemann

Jay Reinemann

Partner

Propel Venture

After over 25 years in financial services as an investor and operator, Jay is a General Partner at Propel Venture Partners, investing in early-stage companies that are leveraging technology to transform financial services. Prior to Propel Venture Partners, Jay founded and led BBVA Ventures through its spin-out into Propel. While at BBVA he was also responsible for emerging technology strategy and corporate development, including investments such as TravelBank, SimplyCredit, DocuSign, Coinbase, Personal Capital and the acquisition of Simple. Jay previously held several investment and operational roles at Visa, ultimately heading the Corporate Ventures and Strategic Alliances group, which invested in and guided companies that were acquired by larger firms such as Motorola, Sybase, HP, and VeriFone. His background includes launching a start-up challenged by the financial crisis, as well as positions at Old Kent Financial Corporation (Fifth Third), and Andersen Consulting.

Vin Lingathoti, Head of Ventures Investments Europe, Cisco

Vin Lingathoti

Head of Ventures Investments Europe,

Cisco

Vin Lingathoti is a senior investment professional at Cisco Investments focusing on venture investments in Cybersecurity. In his current role, Vin serves as a board observer at Panaseer, Behaviosec, Intersec, and 6Wind. He is also a member of LP Advisory Committee at Evolution Equity, Partech Ventures and Idinvest. Vin has over a decade experience in tech industry and has held multiple roles in corporate development, private equity, management consulting and product management.

Julian Vinue, Wayra Barcelona

Julian Vinue

Wayra Barcelona

Telecommunications Engineer and MBA, I was leading the Entrepreneurship Area at La Salle Technova Barcelona until 2012, where I managed a community of 100+ startups looking for investment and gave them support in their business development. Then I went on to direct Wayra in Barcelona, the world's most global, connected and tech-driven Open Innovation Hub powered by Telefónica to support technology entrepreneurs with projects in Europe and Latin America. Wayra Barcelona investments have been a success, raising third parties investment rounds for the startups for a total of more than $30M and also executed 3 cash-outs with high returns for the company. I am observer in the board in all of the 27 companies we have in the Wayra Barcelona portfolio as of today. I am also speaker at entrepreneurship conferences and university, trying to communicate new entrepreneurs and degree students my experience with other startups.

03:40pm - 04:00pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Innovations: Strategies for overcoming risks for Startups StartUp Operations program Mikhail Fedorenko
Mikhail Fedorenko

Mikhail Fedorenko

Member of Russian Government Council for Strategic Initiatives

Did you know that there are companies that existed for a thousand years? Or how to create an eternal business or prolong your own lifetime? Mikhail is an expert. Born in Siberia, he travelled all around to learn the best practices: to Japan and Italy to study the secrets of oldest businesses in the world, to China to learn from Shaolin monastery, to Qatar to see how they transform education system for the future generations, studied the past and present for the examples of the most prominent sports teams. With all this knowledge it is hardly surprising that Mikhail Fedorenko is developing his own MBA program and educational projects. He is married and has two kids, whose upbringing is based on the principle of divergent thinking.

03:45pm - 04:25pm Playground The 4th Industrial Revolution & Logistic Solutions for Smart Factories Mario Lopez, Accenture (Moderator) Industry 4.0 & Logistics program Nabil Malouli, VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation DHL

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation

DHL

Nabil Malouli is the Vice President for DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation. Based out of Florida, Nabil leads the development of innovative logistics projects to support fortune 500 companies doing business globally. Jointly with his team, he is managing and growing relationships with these companies to develop high growth initiative related to E-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automation & robotics. Nabil is specialized in the field of Ecommerce, Logistics & Strategic Account Management. Prior to his current position, he served as Director Latin America & Asia Pacific overseeing teams across the regions and around the world, developing customer commercial strategies to grow their business in the region. Nabil is passionate by innovation & entrepreneurship and also serves as advisor & board member of high growth startups. As a speaker & Consultant, Malouli has deep experience on topics related to E-commerce, Corporate Innovation, Omni-channel, Sales and Customer relation

Fernando Gago, Head of Open Innovation Kaleido Logistics
Fernando Gago

Fernando Gago

Head of Open Innovation

Kaleido Logistics

Head of Open Innovation at Kaleido, Ideas & Logistics. Civil Engineer with an MBA from IESE and extensive track record in responsibility roles in various industries. Focused on the real economy and social, environmental and financial sustainability, his experience expands though Europe, the US, Australia and Africa. Fernando defines himself as an engineer specializing in management, with a drive for innovation applied to the real market. Before joining Kaleido where he is responsible for the Open Innovation Ecosystem fostering collaboration between start-ups and corporations, Fernando worked at companies such as GILSANZ MURRAY STEFICEK LLP and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, and has started up companies such as Loconomics, INC. and Latitude.

Jens Heitland, Head of Innovation Ikea
Jens Heitland

Jens Heitland

Head of Innovation

Ikea

Caroline Das-Monfrais, Chief Strategy Officer EMEA and Executive Leadership Sponsor for inclusiveness and corporate citizenship FTI Consulting
Caroline Das-Monfrais

Caroline Das-Monfrais

Chief Strategy Officer EMEA and Executive Leadership Sponsor for inclusiveness and corporate citizenship

FTI Consulting

Caroline is the Chief Strategy Officer EMEA and Executive Leadership Sponsor for inclusiveness and corporate citizenship at FTI Consulting. She is an active #Women4tech #TechForGood ambassador and passionate about the role of business in driving positive change. Over the past 2 years, Caroline has been leading a global sector strategy; developing several innovation and co-creation methodologies to help C-suite and Boards think differently about the changes impacting their markets, and how best to respond. Prior to joining FTI, she spent 12 years at EY where she worked on complex performance improvement client projects across industries and created the ConvergenceLab© ecosystem-based innovation methodology. Caroline started her career at Coca-Cola, and spent a year at the Confederation of British Industry leading a national consultation on business trust and ‘future industries’. She was the UK business representative for the first UN consultation on business and human rights in partnership with Harvard.

03:50pm - 04:00pm Sandbox Breakthrough therapies and building scale in Pharma Healthcare & Biotech program Leandro Sigman, Chairman Chemo

Leandro Sigman

Chairman

Chemo

Leandro Sigman is the Chairman at Insud Pharma, a multinational pharmaceutical company with presence in more than 40 countries across 4 continents. With more than 6000 professionals, 15 industrial plants, and 10 R&D centers around the world Insud Pharma has been committed to continuous improvement in health care for almost 40 years. The family business vision reflects Leandro´s passion for innovation and constant search for disruptive talent and revolutionizing the health sector to make people´s lives easier and better. Entrepreneur and founder of different startups related to e-health and technology, Leandro Sigman is now leading yet another initiative, ChemoStart in order to help startups with innovative projects in health turn their ideas into reality. Leandro holds an MBA in the IAE Business School, and is an active member of the board in different organizations supporting entrepreneurs such as Endeavor España and is the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Argentina in Spain - CEAES.

03:50pm - 04:30pm Enlighted PANEL: Views of distance learning providers Edtech program Carolina Jeux, CEO Telefonica Digital
Carolina Jeux

Carolina Jeux

CEO

Telefonica Digital

Computer Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Master’s degree from INSEAD. Previously, she held different responsibilities at Arthur Andersen and Alcatel-Lucent. She has more than 20 years of experience in the EdTech sector. Under her direction, Telefónica Educación Digital leads the online training sector in Spain offering integral learning solutions for Education and Training to more than 300 clients in Europe, the USA and Latin America. Emblematic projects include Miríadax, the first Ibero-American platform for MOOCs in Spanish and Portuguese; ScolarTIC, a collaborative space for learning, innovation and best practices for teachers; SIELE, an online certification exam for Spanish; and the Telefónica Technological Institute. Carolina chairs the Board of Education of the Cotec Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the CYD Foundation. She also regularly participates in international congresses on edtech.

Simon Nelson, CEO Future Learn
Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson

CEO

Future Learn

Simon Nelson is Chief Executive of FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform and first UK-based provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), which has now evolved to offer fully online degrees. He has a background in digital disruption as a pioneer in taking media brands and content online. He spent 14 years at the BBC, where he was instrumental in putting radio online, and overseeing its podcasting service and the innovative Radio Player. He then moved to head up all digital content activities for its television divisions where he led the development of the BBC iPlayer and other ground-breaking online products and services. Simon and his teams have won multiple awards for digital innovation and product development, including several Emmys, Webby and Bafta awards, the Prix Italia, Prix Europa and Rose D’or.

Carlos Souza, Managing Director in Latin America, Brazil Udacity
Carlos Souza

Carlos Souza

Managing Director in Latin America, Brazil

Udacity

Carlos Souza is the Managing Director of Udacity in Latin America, a new type of online university “built by Silicon Valley” that i) teaches the skills that industry employers need today, ii) delivers credentials endorsed by employers, and iii) educates at a fraction of the cost of traditional schools. With industry giants—Google, Facebook, IBM, Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, etc.— Udacity offers Nanodegree programs and credentials, designed so professionals become Artificial Intelligence Engineers, Data Scientists, Mobile Developers, Robotics Engineers, etc. Udacity students acquire real skills through a series of online courses and hands-on projects. Before joining Udacity, Carlos was CEO and Founder of Veduca, 1st MOOC provider in Latin America, with over +5,700 video-lectures from 21 of the best universities in the world. In 2013, Veduca received the TiE50 award in Silicon Valley as one of top 50 most innovative start-ups in the world. In 2012, Carlos was elected Sustainable Citizen of São Paulo Carlos has

04:00pm - 04:20pm Arena Scaling talent for growth Bernardo Hernandez, eVentures (Moderator) Scalability program Arsenio Otero, SVP, Business Operations EMEA Salesforce
Arsenio Otero

Arsenio Otero

SVP, Business Operations EMEA

Salesforce

04:00pm - 04:30pm Sandbox Road towards Wellbeing: Making personalized health a reality Healthcare & Biotech program Daniel Nathrath, Founder and CEO Ada Health

Daniel Nathrath

Founder and CEO

Ada Health

Daniel Nathrath is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Ada, an AI powered health guide that helps people understand and manage their health. As a serial entrepreneur in consumer tech, Daniel led the shift of Ada from a purely doctor-facing tool to a global consumer app after seeing a huge need in the market. Since then, Ada has become one of the world’s fastest growing medical apps in 2017, with over four million completed health assessments, and a new assessment completed every 5 seconds. In October 2017, Ada raised €40 million in its first institutional funding round. Daniel has lived and worked in Germany, Denmark, the UK and the US as Founder, Managing Director and General Counsel at several internet startups. He also spent some years as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He trained as a lawyer in Germany and the US, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Benjamin Joffe, Partner HAX
Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe

Partner

HAX

Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is a Partner at HAX, the world’s most active investor in hardware startups (>200 investments in robotics, IoT, consumer and health tech). HAX is part of SOSV, an early stage fund with a deep tech focus, running vertical accelerator programs and milestone-based investment. Benjamin also spoke at over 200 events across 30 countries, including TechCrunch Disrupt and two TEDx. His presentations and annual “Hardware Trends” report collected over 1 million online views. He has also written for Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and IEEE Spectrum, and was featured in numerous media such as Nature, Wall Street Journal and WIRED. Trained as an aerospace engineer in France, Benjamin turned to corporate strategy and Asia (mostly China and Japan), where he lived from 2000 to 2017.

04:00pm - 04:20pm The Next Big Thing A Hard Day's Night: Putting a customer-centric strategy into practice Hugo Giralt, Propelland (Moderator) Customer Experience program Carmen Carey, COO Unbabel
Carmen Carey

Carmen Carey

COO

Unbabel

Carmen Carey is the Chief Operating Officer of Unbabel, the Translation as a Service platform which removes language barriers between companies and their customers using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and a global crowd of human editors. Carmen has held a wealth of executive leadership roles in fast-growing global VC-backed and publicly-traded technology companies like Apica, Big Data Partnership, MetaPack, ControlCircle and MessageLabs. In 2017 she received the Stevie Bronze Award for Most Innovative Woman of the Year in Technology - the world’s top honour for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organisations they run. Carmen graduated from California State University where she received a Bachelors and Masters in Communications.

04:00pm - 04:30pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Learning in Startup & Large Corporate Collaboration Fabio Tentori, Enel Innovation Hubs (Moderator)
04:10pm - 04:40pm Investors Den powered by IE The ''tricky'' side of VC investment: cutting the follow-on while maintaining a good relationship Itxaso del Palacio, formerly at M12 (Moderator) Brian Caulfield, Partner Draper Esprit

Brian Caulfield

Partner

Draper Esprit

Partner at Draper Esprit After being CEO of Peregrine Systems for 7 years he became the CEO of Exceptis Technologies, after that, Brian spent 2 years being the VP of Product Management at Trintech. In 2001 he founded Similarity Systems, at the same time he was the Investment Director of Trinity Venture Capital and Non-executive Director of AePONA. In 2007 he became an Interim CEO at AePONA meanwhile being NON-executive Director of PUTPlace, after that, he became Non-executive director of ezetop and in 2012 the Non-executive Director of Imagine Broadband. Nowadays Brian is the director of Caliban Ventures, Non-executive Director of Clavis Insight, The Irish Times, Mobile Travel Technologies, Datahug, Movidus and RhodeCode and also he is a partner of Draper Espirit.

Vytautas Balsys, Vice President Eight Roads Ventures
Vytautas Balsys

Vytautas Balsys

Vice President

Eight Roads Ventures

Vytautas Balsys is a Vice President at Eight Roads in the Europe Ventures team, where he focuses on investments in enterprise software, online & mobile consumer platforms and financial technology. Earlier in his career, Vytautas advised leading companies on strategy, technology and operations at McKinsey, ran a tech-enabled insurance brokerage business, and built software.

Boris Golden, Principal Partech Ventures

Boris Golden

Principal

Partech Ventures

Boris is a Principal at Partech in Paris, focused on seed activities. He invests up to €1M in early-stage startups across Europe. Boris joined in February 2015. Before joining Partech, Boris was Director of Product at Viadeo, the leading professional social network in France & China. He was also a lead mentor at Le Camping Startup Accelerator and Microsoft Ventures, and a hands-on advisor to numerous startups. Prior to that, Boris was the founder & CEO of Pealk, a SaaS startup making it seamless to find & contact professionals on social networks. Pealk was acquired by LinkedIn competitor Viadeo in 2012.

04:20pm - 04:40pm Arena Innovation in Banking Fintech program Ezequiel Szafir, Banco Santander CEO Open Bank
Ezequiel Szafir

Ezequiel Szafir

Banco Santander

CEO Open Bank

04:20pm - 04:50pm The Next Big Thing Buidling a scalable Customer Experience is key to success Jaime Moreno, Mormedi (Moderator) Customer Experience program Aitor del Coso, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer Mutua Madrileña
Aitor del Coso

Aitor del Coso

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer

Mutua Madrileña

Currently, Executive Board member of Grupo Mutua Madrileña (MM), responsible for transforming MM in a customer-centric and digital-first organization (across all business lines and channels). MM is the second largest non-life insurance Group in Spain, with 5+ Bn€ premiums. Also, member of the Board of Directors of Antai Venture Builder (Mutua's partner for the creation of disruptive business models) Prior experience in Management Consulting, with focus on Banking/Insurance and Digital/Multichannel projects, taking Associate Principal role at McKinsey and Company. Passionate about insurance, analytics, digital transformation and digital marketing and sales. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecomms Engineering (2003 and 2008, respectively). Working proficiency in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

Alberto Knapp, Founder and President The Cocktail - Spain
Alberto Knapp

Alberto Knapp

Founder and President

The Cocktail - Spain

Founder and President of the main Digital Design Consultancy in Spain, The Cocktail, with offices in Madrid, Mexico D.F. and Bogota. Alberto invests in internet startups and helps entrepreneurs through startup accelerators like Seedrocket, Wayra, AIEI (Internet Investors and Entrepreneurs Association) and the Bankinter Foundation of Innovation. He is also partner and advisor at Seaya Ventures, a Venture Capital dedicated to growth and later stage internet companies. Alberto was awarded the Young Businessman Award in Madrid in 2011, is member of the Future Trends Forum and is a regular speaker at business schools and internet congresses. In the past, Alberto founded an internet startup in 1998 that was sold in 1999, worked in one of the main TV companies in Spain and was head of New Products and Services at a Telecom Company.

Isaac Hernandez, Google
Isaac Hernandez

Isaac Hernandez

Google

Rafael Tamames, Founder and Partner Findasense
Rafael Tamames

Rafael Tamames

Founder and Partner

Findasense

Founder and Partner of Findasense, expert in digital transformation, marketing and entrepreneurship. Findasense, a global Customer Experience company with three business areas: innovation consultancy, experience factory and technology integrator with more than 300 employees and presence in 12 countries. Consultant in digital transformation of multinational companies with more than 15 years of experience in Digitalization of sectors, omnichannel consumer experiences, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and digital marketing. It has a deep and multidimensional knowledge of the consumer in more than 10 industries, obtained by working as a partner of companies such as: L'Oreal, The Coca-Cola Company, Kimberly Clark, FOX, Huawei, Warner, Lenovo, Banco Santander, Electronic Arts , IE Business School, Orange, Bayer, Bimbo, among others. He is the author of What robot has my cheese taken? in which he explains that new technologies do not have to be the enemy, and where it is discovered that the alliance betw

04:30pm - 04:50pm Playground Technology and the emotional brain - drivers for innovation Victor de Avila, Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer Sacyr - Spain
Victor de Avila

Victor de Avila

Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer

Sacyr - Spain

Víctor de Ávila is the General Manager of Strategy and Corporate Development at Sacyr. His principal mission is to develop and implement Sacyr's new strategy, with responsibility over the functions of innovation, strategy, corporate development, organisation and technology. Before joining Sacyr, he worked as a business leader and a management consultant in the energy, manufacturing, environmental and services sectors. With an extensive international experience, Mr. De Avila has worked in more than 15 countries accross Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.During his professional tenure he has worked in the Chemical & Minning sectors, in the Strategy Management Consulting business for Booz Allen & Hamilton and for AT Kearney, having advised some of the largest Energy, Utilities and Manufacturing companies in the world. Aditionally, Mr. De Avila has more than 15 years of experience in the Waste Management and W2E field, having developed a number of projects across Spain, Africa and Latin America

04:30pm - 04:35pm Sandbox Presentation of the PublicTech Lab PublicTech & Govtech by IE program Manuel Muñiz, Dean of the School of International Relations IE University
Manuel Muñiz

Manuel Muñiz

Dean of the School of International Relations

IE University

MANUEL MUÑIZ is the Dean of the School of International Relations at IE University and the Founding Director of its Center for the Governance of Change, an institution dedicated to studying the challenges posed by accelerated societal and technological change to the public and private sectors and proposing solutions and frameworks to manage these challenges. Dr. Muñiz’s research interests fall within the fields of innovation and disruption, geopolitics, and regional and global governance. He has undertaken research on processes of cooperation and integration in Europe and the North Atlantic with a view to understanding how states tackle interdependence and complexity. Dr. Muñiz is also a Senior Associate at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as well as one of the promoters of its Transatlantic Relations Initiative, as well as an elected member of the Alumni Board of Directors of the Kennedy School of Government.

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano, PublicTech Lab- IE University Managing Director
Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano

PublicTech Lab- IE University

Managing Director

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano is the Managing Director of the PublicTech Lab at IE University and has more than 12 years of professional experience, working on government affairs, international development and public innovation. Between 2017 and 2018, she spent a year at MIT studying the relationship among entrepreneurial innovation, technology, and public service delivery, and the use of open innovation methodologies for the public sector. Previously, she worked as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), supporting the Secretary on the relationship with the 48 shareholder countries and helping in the political and strategic decision-making process of the institution. Idoia has developed her professional career in countries such as Uruguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, Spain and the United States. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a JD from the Universidad de Comillas (ICADE).

04:30pm - 04:45pm Enlighted PRESENTATION: Musical Education Project – Sinfonía del Perú Edtech program Juan Diego Flórez
Juan Diego Flórez

Juan Diego Flórez

04:30pm - 04:45pm Innovation Stage by BBVA How to build a successful startup Dr Ekta Dang, Venture Partner Fenox Venture Capital
Dr Ekta Dang

Dr Ekta Dang

Venture Partner

Fenox Venture Capital

Dr Ekta Dang is a Venture Partner at Fenox Venture Capital. She is a seasoned Industry Executive with 15 years of experience in Product, Business Development and Venture Capital. She brings a stellar network from the Venture Capital and Corporate world to the startups, eg Innovation/Investment arms of Honda, Yamaha, NTT, SAP, Google, Samsung, etc. She is also the CEO and Founder of U First Capital. She has been a member of Hillary Clinton's Technology Policy Advisory Committee. She is an invited Speaker at several top Venture Capital/Startup conferences, like TiE, Silicon Valley Open Doors, etc. She has a PhD in Physics and is a graduate of UC Berkeley Haas School's Venture Capital program. She has published several research papers in IEEE and other reputed international journals. Ekta has advised several companies over her career. She is a Mentor at top Accelerators like Google Launchpad, Alchemist Accelerator, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, etc.

04:35pm - 05:05pm Sandbox How Amazon Innovates PublicTech & Govtech by IE program 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

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

04:40pm - 05:00pm Arena Building and hiring for mission based companies Fundraising & Growth program Shradha Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal

Founder and Managing Partner

JumpStart Ventures

Shradha Agarwal is an entrepreneur and investor, with a passion for aligning profit and purpose, people and information and technology with humanity. In 2006, Shradha co-founded ContextMedia, now known as Outcome Health, which serves relevant health education to patients at 40,000+ physician practices around the country to help improve health outcomes. The company has won several accolades for culture, product innovation and growth. Shradha also co-founded Jumpstart Ventures in 2011 to fund other passionate entrepreneurs executing ambitious solutions in healthcare and education. She is a startup mentor and frequent speaker. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the education space, including OneGoal and The Chicago Public Education Fund. Shradha has been recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and in Chicago for her deep commitment to civic engagement.

04:40pm - 05:20pm Investors Den powered by IE Fundraising in SV Monica Pal, 4iQ (Moderator) Jeff Clavier, Founder and Managing Partner SoftTech VC

Jeff Clavier

Founder and Managing Partner

SoftTech VC

Jeff Clavier is the founder and managing partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll (Yahoo), LiveRamp (Acxiom), Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google). Jeff was appointed on the board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2015 and he has also been on the Advisory Board of Telefonica Digital since 2010. In the SoftTech portfolio, he sits on the boards of Curse, Handshake, DroneDeploy, Shippo and DocSend.

Tytus Cytowski, Founder Cytowski & Partners
Tytus Cytowski

Tytus Cytowski

Founder

Cytowski & Partners

Tytus Cytowski is an American technology lawyer and founder of Cytowski & Partners, a law firm for startups, series A and US expansion. Tytus has developed a successful startup law practice focusing on European startups scaling and fundraising in Silicon Valley. He has mentored over 500+ founders, helped launch over 100+ startups and assisted 50+ startups to raise almost $1 billion in financing. His clients are companies from Y Combinator, 500 Startups and Techstars. He holds his law degree from Harvard Law School and Warsaw University. He is mentor at several incubators/accelerators in the US and EU.

Alberto Yepez, Co-Founder & Managing Director  ForgePoint Capital 

Alberto Yepez

Co-Founder & Managing Director

 ForgePoint Capital 

Alberto is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry and has played significant roles as a serial entrepreneur, public/private company CEO, board member and venture capital investor. He founded enCommerce in 1995 to enable the secure use of the Internet for business, was co-CEO & President of Entrust, and Chairman & CEO of Thor Technologies leading them to successful exits. He spent 10 years at Apple and 2.5 years at Oracle in senior leadership roles. He is currently on the board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and is chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). Alberto is recognized as one of the leading investors in cybersecurity and for his company building skills.

Adam Draper, Founder and Managing Director  Boost VC

Adam Draper

Founder and Managing Director 

Boost VC

For Adam Draper, Managing Director at Boost VC, no idea is too crazy. He dreams of building an ironman suit and leads the deals in the wildest SciFi Tech investments - exoskeletons, jetpacks, rockets... Go big or go home. He co-founded Boost VC after his success as an Angel Investor in companies like Coinbase, Amplitude and Plangrid. In a previous life, he wanted to be a professional tennis player and has an odd affinity for Australians. He once drank an entire bottle of tabasco sauce (the big ones) in 43 seconds. 4th generation venture capitalist, 2 time entrepreneur, and most importantly, he's a friend.

Pablo Massana, Operating Partner Urizen Ventures - United States
Pablo Massana

Pablo Massana

Operating Partner

Urizen Ventures - United States

Pablo is Operating Partner for Urizen Venture's Barcelona-based/Spainish Office. As operating partner at Urizen Ventures I, Pablo has focused on working with some portfolio companies on their internationalization strategy and business development including companies such as Fingi, Simppler, Earnest and Instacart among others. Previously, Pablo joined Opinno in 2009 as fourth employee of the company and was responsible for creating and leading all of Opinno's business functions in the US. These included business development, business operations, finance and growing the team from 5 employees up to more than 150. While at Opinno, Pablo collaborated with M.I.T.'s Technology Review to host the TR35 Young Innovators Awards in Spain and Latam. Pablo began his career in T-Systems as Project Leader at Seur logistics company where he implemented and managed strategic TQM program driving enhanced quality process controls and logistics solution nationwide.

04:45pm - 05:45pm Enlighted PANEL: Are Emerging Markets the Promised Land for EdTech? Lara Setrakian, JOURNALIST & CEO NEWS DEEPLY (Moderator) Edtech program Maysa Jalbout, CEO AGFforE Foundation – UAE
Maysa Jalbout

Maysa Jalbout

CEO

AGFforE Foundation – UAE

Maysa Jalbout is a recognized leader in the field of education and philanthropy. A true industry veteran, Jalbout has more than 20 years of experience in building effective organizations, initiatives and partnerships in Canada, the Middle East and in developing nations. As the founding CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education - a landmark philanthropic initiative with a budget of $1 billion and an ambitious goal of educating 15,000 youth within 10 years - Maysa is focused on building an institution, initiatives and networks that are impact driven, sustainable and scalable. For her work in the region, Forbes recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful businesswomen in the Arab world in 2016 and 2017. Prior to this post, she held senior roles including her post as the founding CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation and trusted advisor to global leaders, philanthropists, companies and aid agencies investing in the developing world.

Rosalía Arteaga
Rosalía Arteaga

Rosalía Arteaga

Politician, writer and social activist

Rosalía Arteaga Serrano, the first woman to have held the positions of Constitutional President and Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador. Lawyer, doctor of jurisprudence, she has a degree in journalism and MA in anthropology. She served until 2007 as a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as director of Natura Regional Foundation. Currently is member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, serves as member of the Board of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, and recently became a member of honor of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Europe, as well as being named Latin Women of the Year 2015 by We Care for Humanity Organization- Nowadays she isCEO of FIDAL Foundation and Executive President of A.S. Productions, President of Panamazonia in Manaus – Brazil and Senior Executive Education Advisor of the China U.S. Business Associate. Professor Honoris Causa of the University of Tarapoto – Perú and Honorary Doctor by International University of California.

Andrew Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham

Andrew Cunningham

Paul Mavima, Minister of Primary & Secondary Education of Zimbabwe
Paul Mavima

Paul Mavima

Minister of Primary & Secondary Education of Zimbabwe

María Jesús Ncara Owono, Delegate minister for Education, Republic of Equatorial Guinea
María Jesús Ncara Owono

María Jesús Ncara Owono

Delegate minister for Education, Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Sofía Fernández de Mesa, CEO Profuturo Foundation
Sofía Fernández de Mesa

Sofía Fernández de Mesa

CEO

Profuturo Foundation

04:45pm - 05:15pm Innovation Stage by BBVA IoT and driving cross-industry value Pedro Moneo, Opinno (Moderator) Industry 4.0 & Logistics program Iván Hernández, Head of Consumer IoT EMEIA EY
Iván Hernández

Iván Hernández

Head of Consumer IoT EMEIA

EY

Mónica Oriol, Seguriber
Mónica Oriol

Mónica Oriol

Seguriber

04:50pm - 05:20pm Playground The Amazon effect María Eugenia Girón, IE (Moderator) E-Commerce & Platforms program Philippe Chainieux, CEO made.com

Philippe Chainieux

CEO

made.com

Philippe Chainieux is CEO of made.com. The company sells quality furniture at an affordable price. Made.com wants to disrupt high-end furniture stores by controlling everything from manufacturing to the e-commerce platform. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Meetic, a division of Match/IAC, listed on the French Stock Market . In his role, Philippe oversaw the management of Match.com's european online dating portfolio that comprises leading properties like match.com, meetic, neu.de, lexa.nl, twoo.com. These businesses generated revenues of over € 165 million and EBITDA over € 39 million in 2012, across 15 markets. Prior the tender offer of IAC on Meetic in 2011, Philippe was the Managing Director of Meetic and had managed the growth of the company since 2004, through the development its brands in each individual market, the international expansion (Europe, China, Latin America) and acquisitions.

Luis Monserrate Castillo, Fashion Director Alibaba
Luis Monserrate Castillo

Luis Monserrate Castillo

Fashion Director

Alibaba

Luis holds a Business Administration degree and Master Degree on Audit & Finance. Previously he has been leading the ecommerce and online optimisation at ZARA.COM aiming not only to impulse the revenue through ebusiness but, most important, to introduce a digital footprint on all the online business. Earlier, has worked at Deloitte as Strategy & Operations Senior Consultant and launched his own start-up homig.com. Recently he has been Group Online Director at Pepe Jeans and most lately Fashion Director at Alibaba Group (AliExpress). Luis is member of the faculty on MIT Executive Programs, focusing on digital business and transformation.

04:50pm - 05:20pm The Next Big Thing Dealing with the real issues Jose Luis, Unltd (Moderator) Social Impact program Antonio Espinosa, Co-Founder AUARA
Antonio Espinosa

Antonio Espinosa

Co-Founder

AUARA

Antonio Espinosa es licenciado en arquitectura por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, donde recibió una matrícula de honor por su proyecto de fin de carrera relacionado con la construcción de un Hospital en Etiopía. Ha colaborado en proyectos de cooperación en países como Perú, Camboya y Etiopía. Fue uno de los fundadores de la revista La Grieta, y forma parte del programa YTP MBA de IESE. Actualmente es co-Fundador y CEO de AUARA. En 2017 fue incluido en la prestigiosa lista ’30 under 30’ de Forbes España que reconoce a los 30 jóvenes más influyentes, jóvenes encaminados a ser referentes de una generación.

Arturo Garcia Alonso, Managing Director Global Social Impact

Arturo Garcia Alonso

Managing Director

Global Social Impact

I am working as Managing Director in Global Social Impact, advisor to the new Impact Investment Fund GSIF, currently being set up in Luxembourg. Previously I worked for Open Value Foundation, as trustee in a UK based charity, Strategy Manager in Sareb, Finance Director in a multinational group, consultant in BBVA Group, researcher at IESE Business School, finance analyst at Deloitte, among others. I hold a Ms. Degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a Ms. Degree in Law, both from ICADE University (Madrid, Spain). I have also completed the Executive MBA at IESE Business School. I am the author of the book “El ABC de la crisis” (The ABC of the crisis), adapted and translated to Portugal, and have published several papers on Finance and hundreds of articles for newspapers.

05:05pm - 05:50pm Sandbox PANEL I: Government as platfrom: myth or reality? Paris Martín Quintana (Moderator) PublicTech & Govtech by IE program Bernard le Masson, Managing Director Accenture Strategy
Bernard le Masson

Bernard le Masson

Managing Director

Accenture Strategy

Bernard le Masson is managing director for Public Service within Accenture Strategy and acts as global, Europe, Africa and Latin America lead for Accenture Health & Public Service Management Consulting. His role focuses on helping senior public service officials develop the capabilities, talent and offerings to drive better strategic outcomes. Mr. le Masson has 25 years of deep management consulting skills and experience in Accenture and strong industry knowledge. He has worked on a number of significant government transformation projects, including the State reform program in France, and many strategic consulting programs for agencies, ministries and local governments. Mr. le Masson was part of the public service innovation experts group, which produced a 2013 report on Public Service innovation in Europe at the request of the European Union—Directorate General for research and innovation.

Tanya Filer, Public Policy Research and Policy Engagement University of Cambridge
Tanya Filer

Tanya Filer

Public Policy Research and Policy Engagement

University of Cambridge

Diego Molano, Consultor internacional McKinsey
Diego Molano

Diego Molano

Consultor internacional

McKinsey

Richard J.Pope, The Kennedy School
Richard J.Pope

Richard J.Pope

The Kennedy School

05:15pm - 05:30pm Arena Startup World Cup announcement
05:15pm - 05:30pm Innovation Stage by BBVA IoT 3.0: from useless gizmos to real life changing technologies Raph Crouan, Founder & CEO Startupbootcamp IoT
Raph Crouan

Raph Crouan

Founder & CEO

Startupbootcamp IoT

Raphael is a Senior Advisor, Investor (Undagrid / Beasts of Balance) & International Speaker with a background in Sales, Marketing & Strategic Business Development (Apple, Telco etc). He’s now the Founder & CEO of the Startupbootcamp IoT Program based in London: http://bit.ly/SBCIoT. He’s also a Founding Management Board Member & Chair for the SMEs in the AIOTI (Alliance for IoT Innovation) at the European Commission, an adviser to MakerWharf, a Founding Board Member of the French IoT Think Tank & a Founding & Board member of the UK French Tech Hub.

05:20pm - 05:50pm Playground How Technology is Shaping the Future of Content, Media & Entertainment.  Alberto Iglesias (Moderator) Entertainment program Hector Prieto, CEO Yerba Buena VR
Hector Prieto

Hector Prieto

CEO

Yerba Buena VR

Héctor is cofounder of YBVR, the technological start up in the Silicon Valley, that is disrupting the Immersive Broadcasting emerging environment, providing us immersive experiences and feelings as we have not enjoyed before. YBVR gets an optimum distribution of 360/VR video through internet, giving a higher pixel density where the user is looking at. In this way we get maximum efficiency in distributing high quality VR and also maximum reach for low bandwidth situations. Hector is a repetition entrepreneur, with a wide international experience in relevant Media companies and also as businessman. He was co-founder of HyC, focused on IPTV, that was acquired by ERICSSON in 2007. Before YBVR, Hector worked for ERICSSON, HyC, ONO, Hispasat and the European Space Agency. In ERICSSON Hector was VP Media Sales for Americas, based in US. Before, he was one of the pioneers of the Cable business in Spain, being part of the team that build ONO from scratch, now part of Vodafone.

Javier Polo, CEO Playgiga
Javier Polo

Javier Polo

CEO

Playgiga

High level executive with broad experience in Marketing, Operations and Strategy. An engineer and MBA with 11 years experience as Director of Marketing & Commercialisation (B2B, B2C) in Telco’s (Orange). 10 years strategic consultant in various industries (Monitor Deloitte Group). Javier is Board Advisor to Berocam Consulting and Associate Professor at the IE Business School in Madrid

Guillermo Sánchez Vega, Editor El País
Guillermo Sánchez Vega

Guillermo Sánchez Vega

Editor

El País

Carlos López, Founder & CEO Oarsis
Carlos López

Carlos López

Founder & CEO

Oarsis

05:20pm - 05:40pm The Next Big Thing Raising money for the greater good Social Impact program
05:20pm - 05:50pm Investors Den powered by IE Europe as an ecosystem, cross boarder investing Unai Franco, Managing Partner, White Peak Partners (Moderator) Ben Marrel, Founding Partner Breega Capital

Ben Marrel

Founding Partner

Breega Capital

Ben Marrel is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Breega Capital, a Paris- based venture capital firm managing over 150€ million in seed and Series A funding, dedicated to fueling start-ups across Europe in a variety of sectors, from fintech and martech to AI. Breega Capital is backed by blue chip executives and entrepreneurs, including the former CEO of Vodafone Europe and a member of the co-founding team of LinkedIn. Ben Marrel is co-founder of Breega Capital, a VC firm managing over 150€ million in funding, fueling start-ups across Europe. Breega Capital is backed by the former CEO of Vodafone Europe and a Linkedin co-founder among others.

José del Barrio, Co-Founder La Nevera Roja & Samaipata Ventures
José del Barrio

José del Barrio

Co-Founder

La Nevera Roja & Samaipata Ventures

Happy husband and proud father of three little girls. Founding partner at Samaipata.Helplessly curious. Listener. Ironman (I'm a WIP). Chasing #networkeffects and always hungry for anything #foodtech related. Previously a co-founder and CEO @LaNeveraRoja, sold to Rocket Internet (+$100M). In another life consultant at strategy group @pwc. An economist by education, entrepreneurship is my way of life. Madrid is my home.

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.

Jacky Abitbol, Cathay Innovation

Jacky Abitbol

Cathay Innovation

Jacky brings more than 15 years of advisory and operational experience and has a proven expertise in consultancy, private equity, corporate and business development. Specialties include:  Deep knowledge of the telco and digital arena  Solid relationships with the VC community, leading mobile operators and digital groups  Extensive Strategy & BizDev experience  Corporate and M&A experience  Proven track record with start-up (IPO, merger & acquisition) Previously, he has worked as: - Venture Partner at Iris Capital - Managing Director at Fab Israel - Board Member at Orange Advertising Services - Board Observer at My things - Investment Director at Orange Capital - Business Development & Sales Director at SanDisk - Corporate & Business Development Director at GFI - Vice President at Fantine Group (now Aviv Venture Capital)

05:30pm - 06:30pm Arena Final Round StartUp competition
05:30pm - 06:00pm Innovation Stage by BBVA The digital revolution in real estate sector Kike Sarasola, Room Mate (Moderator) Proptech program Ernest Sánchez, Managing Partner Nekko VC
Ernest Sánchez

Ernest Sánchez

Managing Partner

Nekko VC

GP and co-founder of Nekko Capital, a Venture Capital firm aimed at investing in scalable early-stage companies (series A/B mainly) led by outstanding teams focused on traditional sectors (e.g. Real Estate, Insurance, Banking, Mobility, Travel) where digitization remains incomplete (supply chain, consumer interactions, transactions…) Nekko investments are scouted and managed from 3 hubs (Barcelona, London, Paris). Senior Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years’ experience in running startups and funds globally. Ernest has been board director of companies such as Glovo, Zapper and Shoppiday. Former Partner for EU @Entrée Capital, a London-Tel Aviv based fund with 50+ investments and 7 exits including IPO’s. BA in Business Administration and AvMP for Stanford and VC/PE for HBS.

Andres Pla, CEO & co-founder Prontopiso
Andres Pla

Andres Pla

CEO & co-founder

Prontopiso

Andrés Plá, CEO y co-fundador de la compañía. Profesional con más de 15 años de experiencia en el sector de real estate. Es licenciado en Administración de empresas y MBA por ESADE. Ha desarrollado su carrera profesional como fundador y socio director en Idomia, director de la División de Real Estate en Engel&Völkers y vicepresidente de Ventas&Alquileres en Century 21. Actualmente es CEO de ProntoPiso y uno de los fundadores de la compañía.

Albert Bosch, Fundador Housfy
Albert Bosch

Albert Bosch

Fundador

Housfy

Albert Bosch Palomas es consejero delegado y fundador de Housfy desde su constitución en mayo de 2017. Una plataforma tecnológica de compraventa de inmuebles que está liderando la desintermediación del sector inmobiliario, consolidándose como una de las agencias más grandes de España. Entre 2012 y 2015 fue director general de Groupalia. Anteriormente trabajó para firmas como Odgers Brendtson, Everis o Henkel y está licenciado en ADE y MBA por ESADE.

Adrian Niculescu, CMO EMEA CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian Niculescu

CMO EMEA

CloudCoin Consortium

Adrian is the CMO EMEA at CloudCoin Consortium, and the Regional Director for the UK & Romania at Faster Capital Dubai. Adrian has 20 years of experience in building and developing companies, and 10’000 students in his online and offline marketing and business courses since 2013. He mentored 30 tech start-ups since 2014, spoke at 500 gig events, and has been coaching, consulting, and mentoring on all continents since 2010. He completed 250 real estate transactions since 2008. He also possesses copywriting skills, notably in sales pages, e-mails, funnels, facebook ads, and ads on other platforms. His tech skills include Blockchain, RAIDA, Marketing automation expert, Clickfunnels, Sales Manago, Infusionsoft, Leadpages, and Facebook. His marketing skills include marketing, product, and startup launch strategies. He is addicted to personal development and continuous improvement, loves to speak at events about subjects he has practical experience, while keeping as primary focus to add value to the audience.

05:40pm - 06:00pm The Next Big Thing Reaching your dream: Don't Think, run! Inspirational program Chema Martínez

Chema Martínez

Athlete

Spanish athlete and medallist, renowned speaker and communicator, Chema Martínez has participated in two Olympic Games and seven World Championships in Athletics. He is a triple medallist in the European Championships, the Mediterranean Games and the Athletics World Cup. Illustrating his versatility, Chema has recently tested his skills under extreme conditions, including the Atacama Desert, the Sahara, Antarctica and the Marathon Des Sables. Besides, he collaborates with various solidarity initiatives, including the Telefonica Foundation Proniño program, which helps underprivileged children, and the Spanish Association Against Cancer. This is his motto: “Do not think, run.”

05:50pm - 06:20pm Playground Personalized advertising and hyper-targeted content Alex Jankelevich, Vice (Moderator) Entertainment program Ignacio Bachiller, CEO Fever
Ignacio Bachiller

Ignacio Bachiller

CEO

Fever

Ignacio studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, with a minor in Energy, and a year abroad at Cambridge University. After graduating, Ignacio worked at McKinsey for a year, where he was involved in insurance, banking and energy projects. Soon after, he joined Fever as Head of Expansion, and after spending some time in NYC and then launching London, took on the responsibility of COO, and then CEO.

Gianluca Dettori, Founder and Chairman - Primomiglio SGR

Gianluca Dettori

Founder and Chairman - Primomiglio SGR

Gianluca Dettori is founder and chairman of Primomiglio SGR, investment company authorized by Bank of Italy operating in early stage venture capital. Primomiglio SGR has launched Barcamper Ventures, its first technology venture fund. In 2006 founded dpixel, technology venture capital advisory firm that develops advisory and consulting project in the area of startups collaborating with partners such as ERG, QVC, Cisco, Microsoft, Fondazione Cariplo, Aster (Regione Emilia Romagna), StartCup Calabria, StartCup Basilicata, Cipnes (Consorzio Industriale Olbia), Rome Chamber of Commerce, Maker Faire, City of Napoli, IWBank, Banca Sella. Started to operate as angel investor in 2003, funded and co-founded several startups (im3D, Sitonline, Urbissimo, Banzai, Liquida) and late ras founder of dpixel. As investor is active with over twenty investments in the Internet and software sectors among which Sardex, Kiver, Seolab, Mangatar, SmartRM, Vivaticket, Eco4Could, Viamente, Ciceroos, Cortilia, Iubenda, Mapendo.

Sergio Oslé, President Movistar+ at Telefónica
Sergio Oslé

Sergio Oslé

President

Movistar+ at Telefónica

Jorge Poyatos, Co-Founder Seedtag
Jorge Poyatos

Jorge Poyatos

Co-Founder

Seedtag

Fernando Enrile, Movistar Plus
Fernando Enrile

Fernando Enrile

Movistar Plus

05:50pm - 06:30pm Sandbox PANEL II: Publictech-preneurs: designing scalable solutions for a livable future Anjali Sastry, MIT (Moderator) PublicTech & Govtech by IE program Mariano Silveyra, Country Manager Spain Cabify
Mariano Silveyra

Mariano Silveyra

Country Manager Spain

Cabify

Passionate, dynamic, highly motivated and result-driven executive with +18 years in B2B and B2C sales, marketing, business development and project management experience. Highly focus on deliver world-class high-transactional e-commerce products and services that help customers lead better lives. Create and deliver seamless Digital Journeys that matter to millions of users, through innovative and agile execution in fast-paced and multicultural international environments. Foster team spirit and manage highly talented people to match their strengths and capabilities with business and costumer needs.

Javier Sancho, Senior International Consultant One Concern
Javier Sancho

Javier Sancho

Senior International Consultant

One Concern

Alvaro Salvat, General Manager Lime
Alvaro Salvat

Alvaro Salvat

General Manager

Lime

Oscar Bachs, Director Business Deveopment Unblur
Oscar Bachs

Oscar Bachs

Director Business Deveopment

Unblur

Oscar is a Spanish young professional with a Business and Technology degree at La Salle (Barcelona), interested in entrepreneurship and how technology can help humans. Complementing his business education in London and in San Francisco, he started getting into the startup ecosystem launching and working in 4 startups, from the Consumer Goods Sector and eCommerce to his biggest learnings in the Software Industry. Oscar has experience running the business department, learning and understanding how technology is being accepted and used in a globalized market.

Jordi Diaz, CEO Play&go
Jordi Diaz

Jordi Diaz

CEO

Play&go

Jordi worked as a technological and innovation consultant in a large multinational company for 10 years managing national and international projects in the tourism, telecommunications and public administration sectors, leading multidisciplinary teams of up to 50 people. He also managed technological-based startups in the tourism, marketing and gaming sectors. Currently Jordi is the CEO of several startups such as Play&go experience, Global e-Accelerator and TripMenu. Jordi has an Executive MBA and a Digital Marketing Program from the IE, a Master in Information Systems and he is a telecommunication engineer. He is specialized in management of complex projects with multidisciplinary teams, always seeking excellence and maximum satisfaction of all stakeholders: customers, employees, collaborators, society and investors.

05:50pm - 06:20pm Investors Den powered by IE Responsable Investing: are we really making the world a better place? Ian Noel, Angel Investor (Moderator) Benoit Wirz, Investment Partner Brighteye

Benoit Wirz

Investment Partner

Brighteye

Benoit Wirz is a partner at Brighteye working with startups that leverage technology to help people learn, create and participate in the knowledge economy. Brighteye Ventures is the first and largest edtech focused venture capital fund based in Europe, investing in early stage companies in Europe, Israel and the US. Previously, Ben started and ran the Knight Enterprise Fund, a US seed stage venture fund as part of the $2.5B Knight Foundation focused on edtech, media and govtech companies, investing in over 40 startups including Nearpod, Newsela and Tapad (acquired by Telnor). Prior to Knight, Ben was a partner with US Global, where he developed and invested in startups in energy, manufacturing and tech. Ben received his BA and MA at Stanford University, his MBA at INSEAD and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Mercedes Storch, Head Of International Relations  AXIS Participaciones Empresariales SGEIC SA
Mercedes Storch

Mercedes Storch

Head Of International Relations 

AXIS Participaciones Empresariales SGEIC SA

After more than fifteen years´ experience in risk and finance, and having participated in the structuring of first Social Bond in Spain at Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO), Mercedes went on secondment as Senior Funding Consultant to Council of Europe Development Bank in Paris, where a “first time” social bond was also structured. Last year, she joined AXIS´team as head of International Relations and her ESG concern is playing a role in this new position. Mercedes has also been professor at Carlos III University several times. EFFAS Certified Diploma in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

David Fogel, Co-Founder & Investor Accelerated Digital Ventures
David Fogel

David Fogel

Co-Founder & Investor

Accelerated Digital Ventures

David focuses on finding the best startups in the UK and Ireland and helping them supercharge to create generation defining tech companies at scale. ADV invests patient venture over the long term of a company's journey. He started his career in Israel building B2B software products [Telco and Fintech], worked at an accelerator and early stage VC in Spain and spent three years doing M&A and strategy innovation across Europe, Asia and the US. Before joining ADV David spent two and a half years heading up the acceleration program at Wayra, Telefonica’s early stage investment arm.

Iker Marcaide, Founder Zubilabs
Iker Marcaide

Iker Marcaide

Founder

Zubilabs

Iker Marcaide is the founder of Zubi Labs where he focuses on impact ventures looking for a financial, social & environmental return. In 2017, he founded La Pinada, an eco-town in Valencia currently in design that aims to create a smart, sustainable, kids-friendly, healthy and vibrant town over 25 hectares of land where over 4000 people will enjoy a living-as-a-service innovative experience. The town is being co-designed by the future neighbours in a lean-model applied to urban developments and has already been chosen by the EU as a pioneer in fighting climate change. Previously, Iker co-founded in 2016 Imagine Montessori School, a school focused on personalized education. In 2009, he founded peerTransfer (aka flywire) one of the fastest growing fintechs, and today the global leader in international education payments and a venture that raised over $43M from top VCs. Iker is an MIT Sloan MBA graduate, MIT TR 35 and originally from Valencia, Spain.

06:00pm - 06:20pm The Next Big Thing Reaching for the stars: a cosmonaut story Inspirational program Alexander Misurkin, Cosmonaut Roscosmos
Alexander Misurkin

Alexander Misurkin

Cosmonaut

Roscosmos

• Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 54 • Lieutenant-colonel of the Russian Armed Forces, retired • Participated in 2 space missions in 2013 and 2017 • Time in space 334 days 11 hours 29 minutes • Done 4 extravehicular activities. Total EVA time - 28 hours 14 minutes • In 2016 awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation • On February 2, 2018 Misurkin along with flight engineer Anton Shkaplerov participated in a 8-hour 13 minutes spacewalk outside of the ISS to replace an old electronics box for a high-gain communications antenna. At completion, the two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk to date • Father of 2 children. • Public speaker. Develops social and sports projects in Russia

06:00pm - 06:30pm Innovation Stage by BBVA Selling your company: when and how to do it successfully? Oriol Juncosa, Co-Founder, Encomeda & White Peak Partners (Moderator) Ander Michelena, Co-Founder Ticketbis & All Iron

Ander Michelena

Co-Founder

Ticketbis & All Iron

Ander Michelena Llorente (Bilbao, 28 years): Graduated in Business Administration and Finance in the Universidad Pontifica de Comillas ICADE (Madrid). He started his career in Morgan Stanley London, where he specialized in merger, acquisitions and IPOs of European financial institutions. In 2009 he left the Bank to create Ticketbis.com, a market where fans can buy or sell tickets, with his partner Jon Uriarte. Now Ticketbis is leading secondary ticketing market in South Europe, Latam and Asia with presence in 40+ countries and over 400 employees in 14 offices around the word with revenues of Euro 84m in 2015.

José del Barrio, Founder Samaipata Ventures, La Nevera Roja

José del Barrio

Founder

Samaipata Ventures, La Nevera Roja

José del Barrio founded Samaipata Ventures in mid-2015 and holds the position of CEO of the fund since then. He cofounded in 2011, La Nevera Roja, the leading web site in the Spanish food-delivery market, and was the CEO of the company during four years. He started his career working as a manager of the Strategy Group of PwC. Prior to this experience, Jose worked as supply chain analyst at Accenture, and as project manager at Fundacion H.N. in Bolivia. Jose holds a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration from University Carlos III of Madrid.

Gonzalo Ortiz, Co-Founder Mitula & Onza Capital
Gonzalo Ortiz

Gonzalo Ortiz

Co-Founder

Mitula & Onza Capital

François Derbaix, Co-Founder Toprural & Indexa Capital

François Derbaix

Co-Founder

Toprural & Indexa Capital

Entrepreneur and investor : Co -founder and CEO Bewa7er since 2014 , sale of economic rights in unlisted companies Co -founder Aplazame.com since 2014 , consumer credit for ecommerce Co -founder Soysuper.com since 2012 , a new type of supermarket online Founder Toprural.com in 2000 , sold in 2012 HomeAway . Co -founder Rentalia.com in 2003 , sold in 2012 idealista.com . Investors in Internet business in Spain and Belgium :11870.com , Vinogusto , Masquemedicos , toTombola , Mumumio , Zacatrus , Kantox , Deporvillage , Comunitae , Ducksboard , etece.com , Tiendeo , Percentile , Reclaimer , We Are Knitters , Beroomers ,, Startupxplore , etc.

06:20pm - 06:50pm The Next Big Thing Marittimotech Project Pitching Marittimotech Project Pitching (Moderator)
06:30pm - 06:50pm Sandbox Disrupting the Beauty Industry PublicTech & Govtech by IE program Jaime del Valle, Chief Marketing Officer L'Oréal-Spain
Jaime del Valle

Jaime del Valle

Chief Marketing Officer

L'Oréal-Spain

October, 5 2018

09:00am - 09:30am Enlighted KEYNOTE: The Importance Of Grit In Education Edtech program Toni Nadal
Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal

Rafa Nadal´s Trainer & Coach

Jose María Sanz Magallón
Jose María Sanz Magallón

Jose María Sanz Magallón

09:30am - 10:00am Enlighted PANEL: Teaching Code, STEM, & Robotics in the Classroom Edtech program David Cuartielles, Co-Founder Arduino
David Cuartielles

David Cuartielles

Co-Founder

Arduino

David Cuartielles’s work spans the fields of programming, education, research and product development. In 2005 David co-created the Open Hardware platform Arduino, which has become a leading platform for DIY electronics and which earned the team an Honorary Mention at the Ars Electronica Digital Community Prix 2006, the SER price 2015, the FIUM price 2017, and an Ashoka Fellowship 2017, among others. Since the late nineties he has developed robotic, mobile and net based interactive art installations and open source tools for live performance and education. A passionate speaker on the how we can reform education through practically enabling children and young people to play and test, engineering ideas in partnership with peers and experts others. He works to enable such learning to take place through various initiatives including the Institute Of Interactive Objects laboratory at Malmö University, the Arduino community and his academic research and forthcoming PhD at Malmö University

Daniel González de Vega, Founder Smartick
Daniel González de Vega

Daniel González de Vega

Founder

Smartick

Daniel González de Vega is the Founder of Smartick and he leads product development, finance and strategic alliances areas. He's an Endeavor Entrepreneur and has been chosen as one of the Choiseul 100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow. Daniel has a MSc in industrial engineering from University of Malaga and a MBA from INSEAD. Smartick launched, back in 2011, a disruptive on-line math e-Learning method, which is shaking up the current learning paradigm. Based on daily sessions (15 min/day) and real-time adaptive content to each student according to their individual capabilities, enabling individualized learning with a special focus on problem solving skills from the early ages.

Ivan Ostrowicz, Founder & CEO Domoscio
Ivan Ostrowicz

Ivan Ostrowicz

Founder & CEO

Domoscio

Passionate about learning and entrepreneurship – A little bit geek and globetrotter – Loving what I do

Oscar Martin Centeno, Director CEIPS Santo Domingo
Oscar Martin Centeno

Oscar Martin Centeno

Director

CEIPS Santo Domingo

Degree in History and Music Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Diploma in Music Education. Master in Leadership and Organization of Educational Centers. Headmaster of the Center of Infant, Primary and Secondary Education Santo Domingo of Algete (Madrid). President of the Board of Principals of Madrid. He received the Florentino Pérez-Embid International Prize 2006 from the Real Academia Sevillana de Buenas Letras for his first book Espejos enfrentados, published by Rialp in the Adonais collection. In 2007 he received the Nicolás del Hierro National Award for his second book Las Cántigas del Diablo, published that same year. Also in 2007 he won the Paul Beckett International Prize for his third book, Sucio tango del alma, published in 2008 by the Valparaíso Foundation. In 2011 he published the book Circe (Alhulia Publisher), for which he received the Antonio Gala 2010 International Award. In 2012 he published the book Je suis le Diable.

10:00am - 10:20am Sandbox Protecting Online Identity  Oisin Lunny, Chief Evangelist, Open Market (Moderator) Cybersecurity program Ron Atzmon, AU10Tix
Ron Atzmon

Ron Atzmon

AU10Tix

10:00am - 10:45am Enlighted PANEL: How Can We Make World-Class Education Available for All? Lucía Figar, Chairwoman IE ROCKETS (Moderator) Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder and Chairwoman Design for Change Global
Kiran Bir Sethi

Kiran Bir Sethi

Founder and Chairwoman

Design for Change Global

Kiran Bir Sethi is the founder and director of Riverside College in Ahmedabad, India. She is also the founder of 'aProCh' - an initiative to make our cities friendlier for children, for which she was named Ashoka Fellow in 2008. In 2009, she received the "Call to Conscience Award" from the King Center of Stanford. In 2009, she founded 'Design for Change' (DFC) - the world's largest movement for change, from and for children. DFC is now in more than 65 countries, impacting some 2.2 million children and more than 65,000 educators. Kiran and DFC have been awarded numerous prizes, including the prestigious INDEX– Design to Improve Life Award in 2011; Rockefeller Foundation Youth Innovation Award in 2012; Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellowship from Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2013; Lego Foundation’s Reimagine Learning Challenge Champion in 2014; Top 10 Educators from Global Teacher Prize, Commonwealth Education Good Practice Award and Asia Game Changer in 2015,...

Pablo Lara, CEO Education Area Grupo planeta
Pablo Lara

Pablo Lara

CEO Education Area

Grupo planeta

Currently, he is CEO of the Education Area of Grupo Planeta for Spain and Latin America, and President of Edutech Cluster. Pablo Lara directs the teams from “aulaPlaneta”, alongside professionals from Spain, Mexico and Colombia, creating and promoting digital education projects and innovative solutions for the development and improvement of student learning. He is also President of Edutech Cluster, a corporate entities and companies group engaged in educational technologies and products to improve teaching and learning at K12. Grupo Planeta has become the first Spanish family publishing and communication group that combines a solid business tradition with an international vocation and a large capacity for innovation. With subsidiaries in more than 25 countries and a particularly prominent presence in Spain, France, Portugal and Latin America, it offers a wide range of services for culture, education, training, information and audiovisual entertainment.

Percy Harrison, CEO ETON Online Ventures
Percy Harrison

Percy Harrison

CEO

ETON Online Ventures

10:20am - 11:20am Playground Kid's Competition
10:20am - 10:40am Sandbox AI&Quantum Computing: enabling the future starting today AI program Enric Delgado, Distinguished Engineer IBM
Enric Delgado

Enric Delgado

Distinguished Engineer

IBM

Enric has a 20+ year career in IT where he has mainly worked as Architect and Strategist, from Mainframes early in his career to Cloud and Quantum Computing nowadays. Having led the IBM Strategic Outsourcing Architecture team in Spain for many years, he has a deep understanding of Delivery, which combines with the experience in the last years supporting the roadmap and adoption of cloud computing in major customers in Spain. He currently holds the role of Cloud CTO for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel. In this role he is driving the IBM Cloud strategy in the region and helping customers understand how these new technologies can help them in become more agile and efficient. He is also one of the selected IBM Quantum Ambassadors for Europe, helping in this role to make customers understand the potential of quantum technologies and the possibilities to start using them nowadays

10:40am - 11:00am Sandbox Creating meaningful brands and embracing technology E-Commerce & Platforms program María Garrido, Chief Insights & Analytics Officer Havas Group
María Garrido

María Garrido

Chief Insights & Analytics Officer

Havas Group

Maria is the Chief Insights & Analytics for Havas Group, leading a team of over 200 people in 40+ countries. She manages consumer, brand and market studies, including proprietary Meaningful Brands and leads the Global Analytics practice, responsible for Decision Support Solutions that provide concrete performance measurement on client business objectives. In 2017, Maria was named the Chief Executive Officer of Havas X, the new Innovation practice that brings together the talents of 18 Labs, Cognitive and Station F. Under Maria’s leadership, Havas X focuses on the exploration of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Future Ecosystems, allowing for a more effective use of innovation expertise internally as well as providing value-added services that drive more meaningful impact on clients’ businesses. Maria joined Havas in 2014 after 18 years of experience in North America, Latin America and Europe. She has held both operational and strategic marketing roles at various FMCG blue chips.

10:45am - 11:30am Enlighted KEYNOTE: Revolutionizing education from the ground up. Edtech program Ken Robinson, TED Speaker, New York Times best-selling Author, Education & Creativity Expert Education Expert
Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

TED Speaker, New York Times best-selling Author, Education & Creativity Expert

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.

11:00am - 11:30am Sandbox How countries can leverage startup ecosystems for future competitiveness and employment? Manuel González Pascual, El País Retina (Moderator) StartUp Operations program Antoinia Norman, CEO Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Antoinia Norman

CEO

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship (Virgin UA) - South Africa

Harnessing the Virgin and Branson brand in the forefront of entrepreneurial enablement in South Africa, Antoinia has championed the message of changing business for good, and linking commercial to cause with the advocacy that entrepreneurship is a key driver on a global scale as an enabler to mitigate some of society’s issues like unemployment, poverty and economic instability. In addition to being the executive lead of Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Antoinia is an agent for change entrepreneur and founder of Businesspros, a disruptive management consultancy that advocates a holacracy approach to management, whose vision is to build people for a lifetime whilst using disruptive initiatives to develop entrepreneur ecosystems globally. Antoinia’s background includes taking the lead on strategic work in building people and business whilst holding executive roles in Corporate Companies both in South Africa and Internationally.

Emma Fau, Founder EU Capital

Emma Fau

Founder

EU Capital

Emma has over 20 years of professional experience in Brussels, including 12 years carrying out political advocacy work on behalf of the private equity & venture capital industry before the EU Institutions and other international organizations.Prior to joining the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (“EVCA”, now “Invest Europe”), Emma worked for over three years for the Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya-Argentaria (BBVA), dealing with the financial management of European funds, advising the bank and main clients on EU budget lines, grants and subsidies of interest for them in a wide variety of sectors.In 2012 Emma became an entrepreneur and founded EUcapital SPRL with theobjectives of supporting companies and funds raising capital, helping startups to get investment ready and providing assistance to some organizations with regard to their relations with the EU institutions.

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.

11:20am - 11:40am Playground Innovation, ethics and trust in the era of unintended consequences. Tech4change program Caroline Das-Monfrais, Chief Strategy Officer EMEA and Executive Leadership Sponsor for inclusiveness and corporate citizenship FTI Consulting
Caroline Das-Monfrais

Caroline Das-Monfrais

Chief Strategy Officer EMEA and Executive Leadership Sponsor for inclusiveness and corporate citizenship

FTI Consulting

Caroline is the Chief Strategy Officer EMEA and Executive Leadership Sponsor for inclusiveness and corporate citizenship at FTI Consulting. She is an active #Women4tech #TechForGood ambassador and passionate about the role of business in driving positive change. Over the past 2 years, Caroline has been leading a global sector strategy; developing several innovation and co-creation methodologies to help C-suite and Boards think differently about the changes impacting their markets, and how best to respond. Prior to joining FTI, she spent 12 years at EY where she worked on complex performance improvement client projects across industries and created the ConvergenceLab© ecosystem-based innovation methodology. Caroline started her career at Coca-Cola, and spent a year at the Confederation of British Industry leading a national consultation on business trust and ‘future industries’. She was the UK business representative for the first UN consultation on business and human rights in partnership with Harvard.

11:30am - 11:40am Arena Hackathon price giving ceremony
11:30am - 11:50am Sandbox The importance of women’s entrepreneurship Suzanne Newman, Community Lead at Startup Sesame (Moderator) Verónica Sosa, Founder Business Fit International and Business Fit Magazine
Verónica Sosa

Verónica Sosa

Founder

Business Fit International and Business Fit Magazine

Verónica Sosa is the Founder of Business Fit International and Business Fit Magazine, Co- Founder of SHE, author , International Speaker award winner, Business Expert. She has more than 18 years of experience working in the editorial sector & corporate sector as a Manager in Marketing and Sales for International Publicity Companies. Verónica is dedicated to empowering women towards better lives and rediscovering themselves. With knowledge in Marketing and Branding Online and International Business, Verónica is a self-development facilitator teaching others how to create “clarity” in their personal and professional lives to achieve success without confusion and to create businesses with purpose. She has become an expert in Relational Capital giving conferences around the world in countries like South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Spain, Holland, France, Cyprus and North America. She is also the Founder of SHE (Seminar for Hispanics Entrepreneurs in Europe) an organization for Hispanic

11:30am - 12:00pm Enlighted CONVERSATION César Alierta Edtech program Cesar Alierta, Exec. Chairman Fundación Telefónica
Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

Exec. Chairman

Fundación Telefónica

Born May 5, 1945, César Alierta holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza and an MBA from Columbia University in New York (1970). He is currently Executive Chairman of Fundación Telefónica and is also a member of the Board of Directors of China Unicom. Since September, 2010, he has been an independent board member, chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee of the Board of Directors of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the company resulting from the merger of Iberia and British Airways. Mr. Alierta is also a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers and academic of the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras of Spain.

Iñaki Gabilondo, Periodista
Iñaki Gabilondo

Iñaki Gabilondo

Periodista

11:40am - 12:00pm Arena What Makes a Successful Acquisition Fundraising & Growth program Santiago Solanas, Cisco Vice President South Europe and France
Santiago Solanas

Santiago Solanas

Cisco

Vice President South Europe and France

Santiago Solanas is Vice President, Cisco Southern Europe (Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Israel, Malta, Portugal and Spain). Passionate about creating value and growth through high performing teams and business transformation, Santiago has 25 years of IT and software industry experience in sales and marketing executive leadership roles at local, regional and global levels. He has held Sales leader, CMO and CEO positions in IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sage. Santiago is focused on helping customers and partners achieve their digital success through highly secure, software-defined, automated and intelligent infrastructure platforms. He also has startup experience as an employee and investor. His personal interests are inclusion and diversity, which is why he mentors young people and women in business. Curious to learn early on, he lived in 5 countries and completed a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Postgraduate Executive degree from Harvard

11:40am - 12:10pm Playground How Technology is used to do good Alex Barrera, Editor in Chief at The Aleph Report (Moderator) Tech4change program Irene Milleiro, Managing Director Europe Change.org

Irene Milleiro

Managing Director Europe

Change.org

Irene Milleiro is Managing Director for Europe at Change.org, the world largest online petition platform, which she joined in 2011. Irene Milleiro has over 15 years of experience in social campaigns and citizen’s engagement. She is passionate about the intersection between technology and social change. She was elected one of the Top100 women leaders in Spain in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and has received the “Mujeres A Seguir” Communication Award in 2017. She previously worked for Oxfam Spain and Oxfam International in different roles related to campaigns and public advocacy around International Development and humanitarian crisis, and at the the Human Rights Unit of the European Commission in Brussels. Irene has a Masters in Law (LL.M) by the University of Deusto and a European Masters (E.MA) in Human Rights and Democratisation by the European Inter University Centre in Italy.

Iker Marcaide, Founder Zubilabs
Iker Marcaide

Iker Marcaide

Founder

Zubilabs

Iker Marcaide is the founder of Zubi Labs where he focuses on impact ventures looking for a financial, social & environmental return. In 2017, he founded La Pinada, an eco-town in Valencia currently in design that aims to create a smart, sustainable, kids-friendly, healthy and vibrant town over 25 hectares of land where over 4000 people will enjoy a living-as-a-service innovative experience. The town is being co-designed by the future neighbours in a lean-model applied to urban developments and has already been chosen by the EU as a pioneer in fighting climate change. Previously, Iker co-founded in 2016 Imagine Montessori School, a school focused on personalized education. In 2009, he founded peerTransfer (aka flywire) one of the fastest growing fintechs, and today the global leader in international education payments and a venture that raised over $43M from top VCs. Iker is an MIT Sloan MBA graduate, MIT TR 35 and originally from Valencia, Spain.

12:00pm - 12:45pm Enlighted CLOSING PANEL: Life Skills Every Student Should Learn Almudena Bermejo, Cultural Programs Director FUNDACIÓN TELEFÓNICA (Moderator) Edtech program Ferran Adria, El Bulli
Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria

El Bulli

Ferran Adrià began his famed culinary career washing dishes at the restaurant of Hotel Playafels in Castelldefels. Here, Adrià familiarized himself with basic cooking methods and worked to build his gastronomic repertoire. Adrià then went on to work at various restaurants before becoming assistant chef at Finisterre, a popular Barcelona restaurant. Following that, he served in the Spanish military at the Naval Base of Cartagena, where he was suitably stationed in the kitchen. In 1984, at the age of 22, Adrià joined the kitchen staff of El Bulli, and only 18 months later, he became head chef. He soon began touring some of France’s top kitchens, learning various techniques from many distinguished culinary masters. During the second half of the 1980s, Adrià began performing culinary experiments, which were based on using fresh raw materials and adapting classic Mediterranean preparations to give El Bulli’s cuisine new twists with creative flair.

David de la Calle, Founder & CEO UNICOOS
David de la Calle

David de la Calle

Founder & CEO

UNICOOS

Born in Madrid in 1972. When he was young he loved science fiction movies because he was astonished with special effects. But the main reason why he liked it was because they generated questions . Maybe those films were responsible of his decision of study Telecommunication Systems Engineering. When the crisis left him without work, David decided to start a study academy. But that same crisis impeded many of their students paying, and they start leaving their classes, so he decided to open a YouTube channel, Unicoos, through which the students could follow them. Now it has a million subscribers (it has just received the "golden button of Youtube") and its channel is a reference in the Spanish-speaking scientific education and science world, becoming the first science channel in Spain and one of the three most followed in Spanish language. David de la Calle contributes with his channel, and now with his book, to the promotion of vocations STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Pablo Aristizábal, CEO & Founder Aula365 & Educatina
Pablo Aristizábal

Pablo Aristizábal

CEO & Founder

Aula365 & Educatina

Pablo Aristizábal is an entrepreneur, essayist, thinker and international lecturer, a reference in the world of education and technology. Professor of two departments of the Faculty of Economic Sciences (UBA). He created a transmedia edutainment “Aula365”, the largest space in the world at the primary-school level, with more than 5 million children, young people and teachers and more than 200 million visits, winning the UN prize for educational innovation. In the same way, he is also a creator of a TV series “Los Creadores” that drives the fun of science in kids. The series was awarded by Martin Fierro and is broadcasted worldwide by Netflix. He is a leader of “Kidbox 1to1”, “Educatina”, “AulaYa”, “CreaKids Innovation”, among other educational innovations in Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality.

12:10pm - 12:30pm Playground Why not ask why? Why curiosity trumps intelligence Tech4change program Alex Deans, Inventor iAid Technology
Alex Deans

Alex Deans

Inventor

iAid Technology

Alex is a 20-year-old serial inventor, artist, and public speaker. He was appointed as the Queen’s Young Leader by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in June 2017. At age 12, his chance encounter with a visually impaired woman inspired him to develop the iAid, a novel navigation device for the blind. His work on the iAid has taken him from visually impaired communities to winning second place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a member of Team Canada. The Organization of American States named the iAid one of the "Top 50 Ideas Worldwide for Technology in Health, Energy, and Medicine". A minor planet was named after Alex by MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, with iAid exhibiting at Canada's national science museum. Alex spoke with Sir John Major KG, CH, PC and Prince Harry at 10 Downing Street around incubating leadership in July 2017. Alex’s latest project has him teaming up with McCann Erickson and GM/Chevrolet to create a new technology to stop teens from texting and drivin

12:30pm - 01:15pm Arena Closing Ceremony Pedro Sanchez, President of the spanish government
Pedro Sanchez

Pedro Sanchez

President of the spanish government