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Jeanette J. Epps

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut NASA

Jeanette J. Epps

Astronaut NASA

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

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO TiGenix

Eduardo Bravo

Eduardo Bravo

CEO TiGenix

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

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and Enterprise Security division Microsoft

Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk

CTO of Cloud and Enterprise Security division 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.

Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO Prelude

Martin Varsavsky

Founder, Chairman, and CEO Prelude

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

Devie Mohan

Devie Mohan

CEO Burnmark

Devie Mohan

CEO Burnmark

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

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner CapHorn Invest

Laurent Dumas Crouzillac

Partner CapHorn Invest

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

Alex Puregger

Alex Puregger

CEO Fon

Alex Puregger

CEO Fon

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

Pauline Roux

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

Pauline Roux

Partner, Elaia Partners

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

Nicolas Cary

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & President Blockchain

Nicolas Cary

Co-Founder & President Blockchain

Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. He holds degrees in Business with an emphasis in Leadership Studies and International Political Economy. He was a founding Partner at PipelineDeals where he focused on product development and management. In 2013 he Co-Founded Blockchain. More recently he Co-Founded YBUSA.org, the leading youth business accelerator. His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company. Blockchain has over 8 million users, they run the most widely trusted block explorer, and manage the most widely used developer platform in the Bitcoin eco-system. In 2014, Blockchain raised the largest first outside capital round in industry history announcing over $30.5 million closed from leading venture capital firms.His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company.

Philippe Chainieux

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.

Nikolay Storonsky

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO Revolut

Nikolay Storonsky

Founder& CEO Revolut

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

Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) Babbel

Thomas Holl

CSO (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.

Tina Allton

Tina Allton

Head of International Expansion & CFO Empowering a Billion women by 2020

Tina Allton

Head of International Expansion & CFO Empowering a Billion women by 2020

Tina Allton is the Head of International expansion and the chief financial officer for (EBW2020) “Empowering a Billion women by 2020”, a global FinTech company that connects women entrepreneurs to funding resources by providing an education system, a range of digital technology tools, leadership skills, a financial plan and access to a community of likeminded thinkers who help you accelerate your business growth for a bigger impact. Tina is a qualified Educational psychologist with over 20 years experience in business, an award-winning entrepreneur, mentor, international speaker and world leading influencer and change maker renowned for teaching leadership skills, business growth and global branding, especially to women owned businesses across the globe.

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Founder & Managing Partner SoftTech VC

Jeff Clavier

Founder & Managing Partner SoftTech VC

Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the original seed VC firms in Silicon Valley, having closed 190+ investments since 2004. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Brightroll (Yahoo), Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google)... The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. Born, raised and educated in France, Jeff graduated with a MS in Computer Science and a degree in Distributed Computing. He joined Effix, a financial services startup, as one of the initial developers while still at school and eventually led it as CTO. After 5 years, Reuters acquired the company and Jeff expanded his remit to several product and development organizations in Europe and the USA. In 2000, he moved to Silicon Valley as General Partner for RVC, the $450M venture fund affiliated with Reuters.

Adam Kostyál

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál is the Senior Vice President of the Global Corporate Client Group and head of European Listings for NASDAQ OMX. Besides the Nordic Exchanges, NASDAQ has more than 120 companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on NASDAQ in USA. In addition NASDAQ is in the final stages of launching the NASDAQ Private Market which will be an offering for issuers world-wide. Adam has been with NASDAQ OMX for the past 11 years. He started his career at OMX as a Sales Director, and then became Head of the Strategic Initiative Groups in 2006. Most recently, Adam was VP of Market Technology Sales responsible for sales, account management, and business development for the European, Central and Eastern European regions. Prior to NASDAQ OMX, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.

Vinoth Jayakumar

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.

Colette Ballou

Colette Ballou

Founder at Ballou PR

Colette Ballou

Founder at Ballou PR

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.

Davor Hebel

Davor Hebel

Managing Partner Eight Roads Ventures

Davor Hebel

Managing Partner Eight Roads Ventures

Davor Hebel joined Fidelity Growth Partners (now Eight Roads Ventures) in 2005 and focuses on internet, software and digital media. He is on the board of Innogames, Notonthehighstreet.com, Rivo, Packlink and More2 Earlier in his career, Davor spent several years at McKinsey and Company, where he advised companies on issues of strategy and tehcnology. He was also an entrepreneur in his native Croatia. Davor holds a tech degree from ASU, a MISM from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Managing Director - Swanlaab

Veronica Trapa Díaz-Obregón

Managing Director - Swanlaab

Verónica is the Managing Director of Swanlaab Venture Factory. Prior to that, Verónica had worked for two years as a freelance consultant in several projects, some of them with International Venture Consultants (IVC) to validate business technology companies models at an international level. Previously, Verónica promoted two entrepreneurial projects between 2003 and 2011: Life&colors and Tuchef.es. In addition, she also worked as an employee in the launch of viaPostal, the first private postal operator in Spain and Ernst & Young doing process improvement consulting for Spanish SMEs. 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.

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