Cassie Kozyrkov

Google

Cassie is the Chief Decision Scientist at Google with a mission to democratize Decision Intelligence Engineering and safe, reliable artificial intelligence. She is passionate about helping everyone make better decisions by harnessing the beauty and power of data.

At Google, she has provided guidance on more than 100 projects and designed Google’s analytics program, personally training over 15000 Googlers in statistics, decision-making, and machine learning. She also brings a unique combination of deep technical expertise, world-class public-speaking skills, analytics management experience, and ability to lead organizational change.

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Amir Banifatemi

Xprize

Amir Banifatemi joined XPRIZE with more than 25 years of experience in the development and growth of emerging and transformative technologies. At XPRIZE he is the Prize Lead of the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr Banifatemi began his career at the European Space Agency and then held executive positions at Airbus, AP-HP and the European Commission division for information society and media. He managed two venture capital funds and contributed to the formation of more than 10 startups with an emphasis on Predictive Technologies, IoT, and Healthcare.

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David Delgado

Museum of Awe / NASA

David’s passion is to create experiences that activate our imagination and push us to think deeply about the questions that drive science and technology forward. As an award-winning visual strategist and artist, he regularly solves open-ended problems using creativity, ingenuity, and leadership.

David loves ideas that elevate our spirit and make us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. As a visual strategist with The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, David draws from his background in anthropology, advertising, and art/science learning to create experiences that activate our imagination and invite us to think more deeply about the questions that drive science and technology forward.

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Dr. Ayesha Khanna

ADDO AI

Dr Ayesha Khanna is the Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) advisory firm and incubator.

She has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and FinTech to clients such as SMRT, Singapore’s largest public transport company, SOMPO, Japan’s largest insurance firm, and Smart Dubai, the government agency tasked to transform Dubai into a leading smart city.

In 2017, ADDO AI was featured in Forbes magazine as one of four leading artificial intelligence companies in Asia and Ayesha was named one of South East Asia’s ground-breaking female entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine in 2018.

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David C. Woessner

Local Motors

David is the General Manager of Local Motors facility in National Harbor, MD, a technology company that designs, builds, and sells vehicles. Local Motors is a digital OEM, capable of micro-manufacturing, sales, service and operations all from a local footprint using a micro-factory – which can be distributed to major customer centres across the globe. 

He is responsible for operations of the educational, sales and demonstration facility located just outside of Washington D.C. Proper. An expert in the topics of globalization, localization and emerging technologies, David has written articles and white papers on mobility, connectivity and automotive technology hubs.

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Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Expon Capital

Guy-Philippe is a management consultant and an analyst of cyber warfare with a focus on both global stability and human & economic environment for cybersecurity.

His acclaimed novel, Babel Minute Zero, is a forward-thinking look at the role of cyberwar in global geopolitics. He is a lecturer on cyber power at the Ecole de Guerre Economique in Paris and a Senior Analyst on the Cyberdesk for Wikistrat, a global network of national security & strategy subject matter experts.

He is also a contributor to the Journal of Military & Strategic Affairs, a publication of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel-Aviv; has given talks at TEDx Paris, TEDx Athens; and, among other public engagements, was a keynote speaker at PWC Luxembourg Cyber-day and at Tel Aviv University’s inaugural cyber-warfare conference.

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Jill Ford

Toyota AI Ventures

Jill is a principal at Toyota AI Ventures, focused on discovering investment opportunities and working closely with our portfolio companies. Passionate about enabling people through technology innovation, she brings a wealth of experience as a corporate business development executive, economic development leader, and innovator. Jill joins Toyota AI Ventures from the Mayor’s team at the City of Detroit, where she served as the head of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Previously, Jill held global technology leadership roles, heading Disney Mobile’s worldwide distribution to mobile device manufacturers, and running Motorola’s global games usage. She also ran a company in Ghana that discovered, developed, and funded new entrepreneurs.

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Luca del Monte

European Space Agency

Luca is a senior manager at the European Space Agency with a strong background in international cooperation, governmental relations and advanced technologies.

He has a proven track record of years of highly intense and successful strategy development and policy coordination experience in the international and institutional context which resulted in launching new initiatives and programmes valued some hundreds millions euro. He also has several years of extensive experience in conception and project management of innovative high-tech security space systems for peaceful purposes.

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Jeanette Quinlan

Akash Systems

Jeanette is the Director of Business Development at Akash Systems. The company that uses proprietary GaN-on-Diamond materials to design, make and sell RF PowerAmplifiers, Transmitter radios, and small satellites.

Prior to Akash Jeanette managed the US Operations of Starburst Aerospace Accelerator, connecting traditional aerospace primes with startups in the aerospace. Before joining Starburst in 2016 she spent over 10 years as an engineer in the satellite industry.

Her experience includes analysis, design, testing, and on-orbit monitoring of RF and electro-optical satellites in LEO and GEO orbits. Most recently Jeanette spent nearly two years at OneWeb, where she was a part of the satellite engineering team from its time as a new startup through the early stages of the Joint Venture with Airbus.

Generation R

Peter Vesterbacka

Lightneer

Peter is the Co-Founder and Brand Breaker of Lightneer – it’s not just another game studio. They believe that they can have a positive social impact through fun and innovative mobile games.

Prior to Lightneer, Peter co-created and initiated a few branded communities, including the HP Bazaar, Mobile Monday, Slush and Startup Sauna. He was also the Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds for many years taking that brand to unprecedented heights.

In 2011 Time Magazine named Peter one of the 100 most influential people on the planet. However, it was not only Angry Birds that brought him to the list – it was also his tremendous impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe and around the world.

Generation R

Taizo Son

Mistletoe / VIVITA

Taizo is a Japanese serial entrepreneur and investor who founded Mistletoe, a hub for startups and the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem in 2013. It specifically provides learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, facilitates startup communities, invests in and supports startup companies and venture capitals.

Taizo has also started VIVITA, the seed accelerator for kids.

Generation R

Toro Orero

Draper Dark Flow

Toro is the Managing Partner of Draper DarkFlow. Draper Dark Flow is a Silicon Valley investment firm focused on Africa and Founded by Tim Draper who is one of the biggest investors in Silicon Valley.

Toro is on a mission to help African entrepreneurs change the world. He’s a self-taught chess player, software developer, & music producer. He has run 3 startups and is a Draper University Alumnus.

Generation R

Troy McCann

Moonshot

Troy is the founder of Moonshot – they make it easy by helping people develop new innovations that evolve into, or use, new space technologies to solve real-world problems on Earth and beyond. Today, Moonshot runs their Gemini Ideator across more than 20 cities across the globe and will launch their first space tech accelerator in late 2018.

For Troy, the wonder of space is where science and entrepreneurship intercept, and where the result is taking humanity as we search for a more abundant future. Troy mixed his passions for technology and entrepreneurship together through multiple businesses started during and after graduating university, before starting Moonshot: an organization dedicated to ‘Make Space Easy’ through the cultivation of space innovation ecosystems around the world. 

Generation R

Moojan Asghari

SIGFOX

Moojan has recently joined Sigfox, a global IoT company, as the Project Manager of Hacking House, an innovative centre to fast-track the IoT adoption.

She is the founder of Silk Road Startup, the biggest International Tech conference in Iran, aiming at connecting Iran with International communities.

Passionate about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on our lives, she also initiated Women in AI, a community of AI female experts, aiming to close the gender gap in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

 

Generation R

Koen Maris

Atos

Koen is the Chief Technology Officer in the field of Cyber Security for Atos in the region of the Benelux and the Nordics. Together with his team, he scouts for new technologies and how to embed them into new services for the organization to serve their customers.

He is recognized as a distinguished expert in the organization. He advises large organizations in a multi-industry environment to think on a long-term basis on Cyber Security and addresses complex security topics in layman terms for the board of directors and executive committees.

Generation R

Helen Tung

NewSpace2060

Helen is a NewSpaceLegal Futurist and the Founder & Convenor of NewSpace2060 International Pitch Competition.

Working with NewSpace and emerging tech startups, leaders and change agents to positively impact the world and environment in line with UN SDG. Speaking and presenting on topics including Autonomy, decision making, the liability of unmanned systems, AI, robotics, the blockchain, data protection, cybersecurity, smallsat constellations, space law and policy and mindfulness.

Generation R

Liviu Babitz

Cyborg Nest

Liviu is the CEO and co-founder of Cyborg Nest, a company aiming to help people expand their perception of reality by adding artificial senses to their life. Cyborg Nest launched their first artificial sense, the North Sense, a miniature piece of technology connecting the owner to the earth’s magnetic field.

In his previous roles, Liviu spent his time leading projects driven to impact social and fiscal layers of the society. Liviu was the COO of Videre est Credere and spent time in managing undercover networks of people capturing human rights violations in the most remote places on the planet.

Generation R

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

SpaceBase

Emeline in a space entrepreneur, global change maker, and aspiring exponential innovator who is also the Co-Founder of SpaceBase, a social enterprise focused on democratizing space for everyone by co-creating space ecosystems in emerging countries, starting with New Zealand.

In commercial space development, she has worked and consulted for several startups including serving as Director of Program Development and Research, and Director of Operations for Space Adventures Ltd, a space tourism company sending private citizens to the International Space Station; and Odyssey Moon and Moon Express, which plan commercial transport to the Moon.

Generation R

Fabian J. G. Westerheide

Asgard VC

Fabian, the founder and CEO of Asgard, is an international expert on Artificial Intelligence strategy, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Fabian advises governmental institutions including the European Commission, European Space Agency, German parliament and departments such as the secretary of defence and foreign ministry, as well as Fortune 500 companies, think-tanks and startups.

Prior to Asgard, Fabian was a founding employee of the Berlin-based Venture Capital company Point Nine Capital, where he invested in and helped launch companies such as Delivery Hero.

Generation R

Henrique Jorge

ETER9

Henrique is best known for launching the new social network ETER9, which relies on Artificial Intelligence to create a Counterpart – a Virtual Self of every user that learns through usage and stays in the system interacting with the world as the user would even when s/he is absent. He takes the exploration of AI potential a step further, proposing a concept of digital immortality by merging human thoughts with machines.

Other than that, he has successfully driven an IT company, AUTO.NET, for the past 22 years.

Generation R

Einstein Ntim

PHD Ventures

Einstein is a Ghanaian-British entrepreneur and startup ecosystem builder that connects innovators to AI, space, and other exponential tech networks. As the founding partner at the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) – the first and largest creator of digital online accelerators – Einstein provides access to capital experts and speaks on topics covering entrepreneurship, AI, exponential technologies and emerging markets.

Formerly a serial entrepreneur, Einstein founded two health care startups – Enabled AI (The AI Mental Health App for Exponential Innovators) and Bloomer Tech (which embeds IOT sensors into fabrics to tackle cardiovascular disease). Einstein also has had a diverse career in capital markets (UBS, Statestreet, Deutsche Bank), commodity sales, authorship, military (UK), Tutoring (Methodist Church) and professional sports (Harlequins Rugby).

Generation R

Dennis R. Mortensen

X.AI

Dennis is the CEO and Founder of x.ai, whose artificial intelligence-driven personal assistant lets people schedule meetings using plain English and nothing more than a CC to amy@x.ai.

He’s a pioneer and expert in the analytics, optimization and big data space and has been since its inception – he is also a fully-fledged entrepreneur and successfully delivered a number of company exits. He’s an accredited Associate Analytics Instructor at the University of British Columbia, the Author of Data Driven Insights from Wiley and a frequent speaker on the subject of Analytics and Data.

Generation R

Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen

DAIN Studios

Ulla is a Co-Founder of DAIN Studios, a Finnish-German consulting and product startup specializing in Data, AI, and Insights (”DAIN”).

Before DAIN Studios, Ulla established and headed up global machine-learning teams at Nokia and Sanoma.

In March 2018, Business Insider named Ulla as ”one of the 32 coolest and most influential women in Nordic tech.” Ulla holds a PhD in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Generation R

Eliav Alaluf

FollowTheSeed

Eliav is a marketing and PR professional who leads FollowTheSeed’s investments in Israel and Europe. He has particular expertise in evaluating consumer, mobile internet, media and analytics technologies.

Eliav is passionate about human-centered design and works with portfolio companies to better understand their customers and their market. With over 13 years of experience in leading PR and market strategy for technology companies, Eliav understands what it takes to build viral products.

He led the development of Raving Fans, a unique predictive analytics platform that uses behavioral psychology to identify habit-forming products and services at their earliest stages.

Generation R

Ahti Heinla

Starship Technologies

Ahti Heinla is an Estonian programmer and entrepreneur. He is one of the founding developers of Skype who participated in NASA Centennial Challenge as team leader for Team Kuukulgur in 2013 and 2014. Since then, he has co-founded Starship Technologies, to develop small self-driving delivery robots. He serves as CTO in it.

He was also an organizer of Let’s Do It 2008, a civic action with 50,000 volunteers participating in cleaning up the countryside of Estonia in one day. He was a recipient of the 2008 Estonian Volunteer of the Year national award. He has been a member of the board at the nature protection NGO Estonian Fund for Nature since 2006.

Generation R

Elie Losleben Calhoun

Code Innovation

Elie leads technology projects that span more than a dozen emerging economies in Africa, Asia and Latin America, aimed at lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty. Her company, Code Innovation, has been funded to do this work by UNICEF, the UK Department of International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She consults for governments and the social sector on how to strengthen systems using exponential technologies.

Elie also applies the latest research to create cutting-edge leadership development programs and wellness workshops around the world for corporate leaders, change makers and entrepreneurs. She is a regular contributor to Singularity University’s Executive Program and the Global Solutions Program.

Generation R

Bruno Siciliano

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Bruno is a Professor of Control and Robotics, Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Advanced Robotics in Surgery (ICAROS) and Responsible of the PRISMA Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Naples Federico II.

He is also Honorary Professor of Óbuda University. His research interests include force and visual control, human-robot interaction, aerial, service and surgical robotics. He has delivered 150 invited lectures and seminars at institutions worldwide, and he has been the recipient of several awards.

Generation R

Arno Kütt

Cleveron

Arno is an entrepreneur who has 25 years of experience starting new businesses. As of now, he’s the co-founder and CEO of Cleveron AS – the innovation leader in providing click and collect pickup automation solutions for retail and logistics. By now, Cleveron has sold their click and collect pickup automation solutions around the world – all the way to Walmart in the United States.

Prior to that, his history involves making picture frames in 1991, founding the wooden furniture business Eerung in 1993 and starting ON24 e-shop in 1998, where they created their own efficient logistics network in 2006. That led him to found Smart Post in 2013 which he sold before starting Cleveron AS. 

Generation R

Shane Curran

Muon

Shane is the founder of Muon, a company focused on granting individuals the ability to reclaim ownership of their data while at the same time alleviating issues of data security for companies as they navigate through a difficult regulatory environment.

Muon evolved from a research project entitled “qCrypt” that won Shane the 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, the longest running science fair in the world. Shane is currently in his final year of secondary school and was recently featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2018.

Generation R

Kiki Prottsman

STEAMblender

Kiki is the founder of STEAMblender, as well as the author of several books, including Computational Thinking and Coding for Every Student, and My First Coding Book. In her spare time, Kiki runs an educational YouTube channel called KIKIvsIT, which recently helped her win silver in Stevie’s coveted 2017 Female Innovator of the Year Award.

As a champion for responsible computing and equity in both CS employment and education, Kiki works with many organizations to improve the experience of girls and women in the STEAM. She currently also sits on the Advisory Board for Wonder Workshop Robotics.

Generation R

Marko Russiver

Guaana

Marko is the Founder and CEO of Guaana, an open research funding platform helping scientists access funding as well as allies and sparring partners for research projects within a global expert community.

In the last three years, Marko has been working closely with research organizations and government entities including CERN, ESA, and UAE Government, exploring practices that empower researchers and as a result designing a centralized platform for funding open research globally.

Before founding Guaana, Marko was an ADC awarded creative director with 15 years of experience in strategy and service design. He worked closely with organizations such as National Geographic, Ernst & Young, Fox International, Polish Government and Estelon. As a hobby, he has designed over 130 books as he is an avid reader since his young age.

Generation R

Zara Khanna

Octa AI

Zara Khanna is a 4th grader studying at United World College (UWC) in Singapore. She loves to travel and code, and thinks that the world is a happier and more fun place when kids travel and learn about each other. Zara is coding Octa in Python and is working on putting it on different platforms like Facebook and Google Home. She is the Singaporean Ambassador of Estonia’s Superheroes, a leadership program for girls.

Zara has travelled to over 44 countries with her family and enjoys reading, rock climbing and roller blading, and planning outings with her friends and cousins. If you want to check out Zara’s travel adventures, watch her Facebook show here.

Generation R

Andre Karpištšenko

Taxify

André leads Taxify’s data science efforts for creating intelligent urban mobility services in more than 25 countries. He focuses on software development and data science systems with applications in transportation, communications, geospatial IoT, electronics manufacturing, biotechnology and other businesses.

Previously he co-founded two companies, incl. Planet OS, a data infrastructure and intelligence provider in renewable energy. He also founded Data Research Team of Skype, applying data analytics, predictive methods and system optimizations to improve the products.

Generation R

Markus Lippus

Mindtitan

Markus is the CTO and co-founder of a machine learning solutions company MindTitan. He works with companies across multiple industries, helping them find possible applications of AI in their business and build the solutions to further their business goals.

Markus’ career started as a bioinformatician but was soon drawn towards computer science and then data science and machine learning. As a result, Markus has experience working with various sectors ranging from genomics and healthcare to retail and telecommunications.

Generation R

Thiago Camargo Lopes

Government of Brazil

Thiago is the Secretary of Information Technology at the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications in the Government of Brazil.

Before starting at the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, he worked as the Executive Superintendent of Planning of the Secretary of Management and Planning of the State of Goiás and as the Executive Superintendent of Innovation, Science and Technology of the same State. He has also worked as the Executive Secretary of the Interstate Development Consortium of Central Brazil.

Generation R

Ignacio Secades Riestra

Canonical Robots

Ignacio is the Co-Founder and CEO of Canonical Robots – a robotics company focused on the design, manufacture and commercialization of collaborative robots. He is a robotics specialist in industrial robots as well as in collaborative robots and mobile robots. Ignacio has developed multiple automation solutions perfectly tailored to his customers’ applications and industries.

Also, he has been an executive for 20 years, having global leadership and hands-on experience with international businesses in the Automotive, Energy, Health, Food, Beverage, Plastics, Wood, Ceramics & Stone, Aggregates and Entertainment industries.

Generation R

Lukas Schroth

Drone Industry Insights

Lukas is the Senior Market Analyst at Drone Industry Insights.

Generation R

Kuldar Väärsi

Milrem

Kuldar is the owner and CEO of Milrem Robotics, an Estonian defence solutions provider. He was responsible for establishing Milrem together with Mootor Grupp in 2013, bringing his expertise in the transport industry as well as executive management experience to his role in the company.

He oversees the corporate direction and long-term strategy for Milrem Robotics’ global business operations and is responsible for expanding Milrem Robotics’ presence around the world.

Generation R

Manuel Koelman

PIRATE.global

Manuel is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and chairman of PIRATE.global.

He has experienced the entrepreneurial roller coaster first-hand. Because of his vast startup experience, Manuel is a sought-after advisor to corporates. He helps them understand technological disruption and startup DNA.

Manuel also invests as an angel investor in startups. His main investment focus is in tech-focused very early stage companies in the machine intelligence space.

Generation R

Ross Atkin

Ross Atkin Associates

Ross is a designer and engineer based in Hackney, East London. He is interested in older and disabled people, digital technology and public space ad work on projects that combine at least two of these areas.

He works with well established UK manufacturing companies such as Stannah and Marshalls as well as charities like Scope and government bodies like the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Transport for London.

Ross pulls together a network of software engineers, graphic designers, researchers and filmmakers to deliver design-focused research and products that straddle the digital/physical divide and solve actual problems.

Generation R

Akram Hussein

Square Bottle Studio

Akram Hussein is an entrepreneur, technologist and full-stack software engineer whose work touches all layers, from low-level firmware up to augmented reality. He has in-depth experience in shipping consumer and business products in the space of robotics, AI, mobile apps, networking, cloud services and the Internet-of-Things.

Akram worked at Dyson, where he was a very early member of the team that launched the Dyson 360 Eye, the company’s first award-winning robotic vacuum cleaner.

Generation R

Joseph Minafra

NASA

Joseph serves as the Lead of Innovation and Technical Partnerships for the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) at NASA Ames Research Center.

Joe has an extremely diverse background that includes developing technical systems for collaborative research, meteoritic studies, biology, project management, software development including user interface design, scientific illustration, and even a few years as a professional chef. With his varied background, Joe has been responsible for a broad set of technical tasks for the NASA Ames Center Director as well as Space and BioSciences Divisions.

Generation R

Philip Jungen

Yes.com

Philip is a Chief Risk Officer of  YES.com, a Swiss-based identity provider.

He is also an active investor with a focus on AI, IoT and FinTech and holds investments across multiple countries.

Philip is a member of the New York Angels and is a member of the Supervisory Board of the German Red Cross Pension fund.

Generation R

Benedikt Knobloch

Fedger.io

Benedikt is the Co-Founder of Fedger.io.

Generation R

Yu Hu

Makeblock

Yu is the director of the European subsidiary of Makeblock Co., Makeblock Europe B.V. located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With Makeblock being a world-leading full-stream STEAM education solutions provider, Yu’s profile fits in their philosophy, which is to help to build up the next generation STEAM education, and to inspire young talents becoming the future source of innovation.

Yu has multiple disciplines in his education and working background, including electronic engineering, aviation, robotics, systems and control, and software engineering. He is finishing his PhD at the Delft University of Technology in systems and control. 

Generation R

Indrek Vainu

AlphaBlues

Indrek is the CEO of AlphaBlues – AI company that is using a machine and deep learning to automate customer service for banks and telecoms.

He is an experienced entrepreneur having previously managed a 70 person data science company. AlphaBlues, voted TOP15 Nordic Startup, uses proprietary technology and has collaborated with companies like NVIDIA. Indrek has a degree from Harvard University and is a frequent speaker at technology events.

Generation R

Aleksander Tõnnisson

BuildIT

Aleksander is managing partner in the Buildit Seed Fund for IoT and co-founder of Buildit Hardware Accelerator, first startup accelerator in Northern and Eastern Europe investing into hardware startups. He has invested into 50+ hardware companies with founders from 17 countries.

Generation R

Rachel Zhang

DFRobot

Rachel Zhang is currently the Business Development Manager for DFRobot, specialized in STEM and Maker Education segment. She has wide connections and experience in bringing innovative solutions to education in over 10 countries worldwide. Before that she had 5 years of professional service experience in PwC and one year experience in consulting services connecting NGOs, Foundations and CSR in big corporates such as Alibaba, Alipay, etc. Also being the Community Manager of Mushroom Cloud Maker Space and committee member of Shanghai Maker Carnival, she is active in promoting Maker Culture and Maker Education to bring the joy and social value of innovation through creation to everyone.

Generation R

Armonia Pierantozzi

Simplon.co

Armonia Pierantozzi joined Simplon.co as International Director in April 2017 to develop its worldwide network of inclusive bootcamps. Prior to Simplon.co, Armonia has worked as technical assistance project manager for a Berlin-based consulting company, as social performance analyst in the microcredit sector and lastly as Director of a space dedicated to sustainable food systems nearby Paris.

She holds a B.Sc. in International and Monetary Economy and a MSc in Economics from the University of Rome, and a MSc in Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London, UK).

Generation R

Raido Lember

Estonian Investment Agency

Raido works as a Deputy Director of Global Business Development at Estonian Investment Agency / Enterprise Estonia.

Generation R

Karol Okonski

Ministry of Digital Affairs

Secretary of State at the Ministry of Digital Affairs since July 10th2018, in 2016-2018 Undersecretary of State. He supervises the work of the Department of National Systems, Department of Development of Digital Services and the Cybersecurity Department.

He is also Vice-Chairman of the Digital Committee of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the IT Architecture Council.

Member of the Joint Committee of the Central and Local Government, where he is also Vice-Chair of the Information Society team.

Chairing Steering Boards for a number of key governmental programmes, among others, e-ID, Central Registry of Vehicles and Drivers, National State Registries, eID NODE and Open Data.

Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Ministry of Digital Affairs.

Generation R

Tauno Otto

TalTech

Prof. Dr. Tauno Otto (M) is a professor at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and also Head of Development at School of Engineering responsible for co-operation both national and international level. He holds a grant for National Chair of Manufacturing Engineeringand leads Estonian research roadmap distributed infrastructure initiative: Smart Industry Centre. He has been involved in preparing of vision for European technology platform ManuFuture 2030 and is an expert member of EC Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest.  His primary research interests areas are related to digitalisation of manufacturing industry (Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, digital twins).

Generation R

Joel Burke

e-Residency

Joel Burke is an American entrepreneur now leading business development at e-Residency, the first program that allows you to run a paperless EU business from anywhere in the world.

Joel is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first business at 18 years old. By the time Joel was 21, he was working with the U.S. Small Business Administration advising small businesses ranging from Native American Reservations to Drone companies. At 22 Joel became CMO of a startup in Silicon Valley, and shortly after moving to Palo Alto, he began working with StartX, the accelerator for Stanford founders. In 2015 Joel launched his own startup focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and hardware devices specifically for sleep applications. However, the venture didn’t take off and Joel moved to venture capital for a short time until moving to Gigster pre Series-A as employee number 9. Joel continues to stay actively involved with early stage startups mentoring through MIT Launch, Startup Weekend, and various Accelerators/Incubators.

After helping build several teams at Gigster and the series B fundraise with investors like Michael Jordan and Andreessen Horowitz, Joel relocated to Berlin to help build launchcircle, a Rocket Internet venture focused on creating the future of work starting with custom software development with top freelance engineers from places like Google, McKinsey, and Oracle. After working with Rocket Internet, Joel moved to work in government innovation and now leads the Business Development team at the e-Residency program for the government of Estonia, one of the most forward thinking nations in digital.

 

Generation R

Ede Tamkivi

Estonia 2.0

Ede Tamkivi is the CEO of Eesti 2.0, a private non-profit initiative to bring technology to schools. She started her career in press, radio and TV journalism, is a published author and takes academic interest in diaspora studies in the field of social and cultural anthropology.

Generation R

Gatis Bergs

Deloitte

Gatis Bergs, Deloitte Latvia Advisory Senior Consultant His professional expertise includes:

Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive
Analytics and Model build.
Provisioning calculations (IAS 39, IFRS 9).
Transaction level data analysis (Process
mining, AML, link analysis).
Scoring models (credit risk, customer AML
risk, suspicious transaction monitoring).

Generation R

Janis Kaulins

Deloitte

Janis serves as the AML, Sanctions and Financial Crime Leader at Deloitte Central Europe, and leads the Financial Services
Industry (FSI) Advisory and Forensic services in the Baltic States.
He has 10 years of professional experience in FSI assurance and advisory services, including more than two years of financial, internal controls and compliance audit experience in Luxembourg. Janis has earned his Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude (with great honors), at Lawrence University, USA, majoring in economics-mathematics and psychology. Janis is a Co-Founder and a Board Member of the Baltic ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) Chapter and a frequent speaker at international conferences, sharing insights on innovation in anti-financial crime and digital transformation of the financial services industry.

Generation R

Siim Sikkut

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Siim Sikkut is the Government CIO of Estonia, also titled as Deputy Secretary General for IT and Telecom, in charge of digital government and society, also telecommunications and post areas. His role is to set the strategy and policies, to launch and steer strategic development initiatives and regulation, to represent the government in EU and other international organisations or collaboration in his domain.

Generation R

Kristo Vaher

Tallinn University of Applied Sciences

Kristo Vaher is a Project Manager, Lector and Curriculum Coordinator of
Electrical Engineering at Tallinn University of Applied Sciences. He is
responsible of development of new laboratory of Industry 4.0 that contains
topics like collaborative robot, mobile robots, 3D-printing, machine
connectivity.
Kristo is certificated mechanical engineer and has long experience in field
of product development. Kristo was part of working group that worked out
Estonian Occupational Standard for higher level of Robot Systems Engineer
(level 6, 7, and 8). Kristo is also a member of board of Estonian
Association of Mechanical Engineers.

Generation R

Joonatan Samuel

Datamob

Joonatan Samuel has been involved in high-tech scene building music analysis neural networks, sensor data analysis for wearable devices, and optimizing self-driving robots’ safety. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of automation, employment and machine learning.

Generation R

Robotex International Conference 2018

For the third consecutive year, a high-tech conference is being organized to bring together technology-minded youth, entrepreneurs and investors. Our aim is to educate the audience and talk about what's going on in the field of robotics and other high-tech hardware. Estonia as an e-state is perfectly suited to host the international technology conference, where Estonia is introduced as an agile and advanced technology country. The preparation of the conference and the successful implementation will be supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the EAS for € 30,000.

Startup Pass

Startup Pass is for the representative of a company that has raised less than €1’000’000 of funding and/or generates less than €1’000’000 of revenue and wants to join us at the Robotex International Conference: Generation R.

This pass grants you access to:
– The Opening Gala at Tallinn Culture Hub on November 29,
– 2-day access to the Robotex International Conference at Tallinn Culture Hub through November 30 and December 1,
– 3-day access to the Robotex International Festival at Tallinn Fairs Centre through November 30 and December 2,
– All satellite events, except Investor Day any VIP dinners.

 

99€

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General Pass

General Pass is for everyone who is not a startup and wants to join us at the Robotex International Conference: Generation R

This pass grants you access to:
– The Opening Gala at Tallinn Culture Hub on November 29,
– 2-day access to the Robotex International Conference at Tallinn Culture Hub through November 30 and December 1,
– 3-day access to the Robotex International Festival at Tallinn Fairs Centre through November 30 and December 2,
– All satellite events, except any VIP dinners and Investor Day.

 

199€

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Investor Pass

Investor Pass is for investors who want to join us at the Robotex International Conference: Generation R and Investor Day

This pass grants you access to:
– Investor Day at SECRET LOCATION on November 29,
– The Opening Gala at Tallinn Culture Hub on November 29,
– 2-day access to the Robotex International Conference at Tallinn Culture Hub through November 30 and December 1 with access to Investor Lounge,
– 3-day access to the Robotex International Festival at Tallinn Fairs Centre through November 30 and December 2,
– All satellite events, except any VIP dinners.

 

299€

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VIP Pass

VIP Pass is for everyone who wants to join us at the Robotex International Conference: Generation R and Investor Day with access to VIP dinners with speakers and partners.

This pass grants you access to:
– Investor Day at SECRET LOCATION on November 29,
– The Opening Gala at Tallinn Culture Hub on November 29,
– 2-day access to the Robotex International Conference at Tallinn Culture Hub through November 30 and December 1 with access to VIP Lounge,
– 3-day access to the Robotex International Festival at Tallinn Fairs Centre through November 30 and December 2,
– All satellite events.

 

399€

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Accomodation

In case you want to make a group booking or have any specific questions, contact:

Mari Kullerkup

Project Coordinator

Contact email
mari.kullerkup[at]robotex.ee

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+372 514 6789

Hotel L’Ermitage

Distance to venue: 5.5 km

Tallinn Hotel Metropol

Distance to venue: 4.1 km

Starting from 115€/per day

Nordic Hotel Forum

Distance to venue: 3.7 km

Starting from 75€/per day

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn

Distance to venue: 3.3 km

Starting from 95€/per day

Radisson Blu Olümpia Hotel

Distance to venue: 4.1 km

Go Hotel Shnelli

Distance to venue: 5 km

City Hotel Tallinn

Distance to venue: 5.8 km

Von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn

Distance to venue: 5.6 km

Starting from 45€/per day

Pirita Spa Hotel

Distance to venue: 3 km

Starting from 55€/per day

Tallink Express Hotel

Distance to venue: 4 km

Starting from 70€/per day

Centennial Hotel Tallinn

Distance to venue: 5 km

Starting from 65€/per day

Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn

Distance to venue: 5.2 km

EU EAS

30 nov - 1 dec

TALLINN CREATIVE HUB

Generation R

Robotex International Conference

30 nov - 1 dec

TALLINN CREATIVE HUB

The Most Epic Tech Executive Gathering!

  • 2

    days

  • 1000

    participants

  • 50

    speakers

Robotex International Conference is a must-attend event for everyone who wants to stay up to date with the latest tech trends and meet world level executives and investors who are already transforming the future.  Conference brings together more than 50 most influential players in the industry talking about applied robotics and the future of tech and how the future technologies will transform our businesses and everyday lives. 

Join us at Robotex International Conference and be part of the Most Epic Tech Executive Gathering in the world!

 

 

Speakers lineup

Data Science

Cassie Kozyrkov

Google

Futurism

Amir Banifatemi

Xprize

Futurism

David Delgado

Museum of Awe / NASA

Data Science

Dr. Ayesha Khanna

ADDO AI

Autonomous Vehicles

David C. Woessner

Local Motors

Cyber Security

Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Expon Capital

Futurism

Jill Ford

Toyota AI Ventures

Space Tech

Luca del Monte

European Space Agency

Space Tech

Jeanette Quinlan

Akash Systems

Education

Peter Vesterbacka

Lightneer

Education

Taizo Son

Mistletoe / VIVITA

Futurism

Toro Orero

Draper Dark Flow

Space Tech

Troy McCann

Moonshot

Data Science

Moojan Asghari

SIGFOX

Cyber Security

Koen Maris

Atos

Policy

Helen Tung

NewSpace2060

Futurism

Liviu Babitz

Cyborg Nest

Space Tech

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

SpaceBase

Futurism

Fabian J. G. Westerheide

Asgard VC

Data Science

Henrique Jorge

ETER9

Futurism

Einstein Ntim

PHD Ventures

Data Science

Dennis R. Mortensen

X.AI

Data Science

Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen

DAIN Studios

Futurism

Eliav Alaluf

FollowTheSeed

Autonomous Vehicles

Ahti Heinla

Starship Technologies

Education

Elie Losleben Calhoun

Code Innovation

Industry 4.0

Bruno Siciliano

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Autonomous Vehicles

Arno Kütt

Cleveron

Cyber Security

Shane Curran

Muon

Education

Kiki Prottsman

STEAMblender

Futurism

Marko Russiver

Guaana

Data Science

Zara Khanna

Octa AI

Data Science

Andre Karpištšenko

Taxify

Data Science

Markus Lippus

Mindtitan

Policy

Thiago Camargo Lopes

Government of Brazil

Industry 4.0

Ignacio Secades Riestra

Canonical Robots

Cyber Security

Lukas Schroth

Drone Industry Insights

Autonomous Vehicles

Kuldar Väärsi

Milrem

Futurism

Manuel Koelman

PIRATE.global

Education

Ross Atkin

Ross Atkin Associates

Education

Akram Hussein

Square Bottle Studio

Education

Joseph Minafra

NASA

Data Science

Philip Jungen

Yes.com

Data Science

Benedikt Knobloch

Fedger.io

Education

Yu Hu

Makeblock

Data Science

Indrek Vainu

AlphaBlues

Futurism

Aleksander Tõnnisson

BuildIT

Education

Rachel Zhang

DFRobot

Education

Armonia Pierantozzi

Simplon.co

Policy

Raido Lember

Estonian Investment Agency

Policy

Karol Okonski

Ministry of Digital Affairs

Industry 4.0

Tauno Otto

TalTech

Policy

Joel Burke

e-Residency

Education

Ede Tamkivi

Estonia 2.0

Cyber Security

Gatis Bergs

Deloitte

Cyber Security

Janis Kaulins

Deloitte

Policy

Siim Sikkut

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Industry 4.0

Kristo Vaher

Tallinn University of Applied Sciences

Data Science

Joonatan Samuel

Datamob

Tickets

Conference Passes are on sale now!

Startup Pass

Exclusive pass for startups looking to Network at the Conference & Satellite Events

General Pass

Get inspired and future-proof yourself with Conference & Satellites Access

Investor Pass


The one and only pass with special extras for Investors

VIP Pass


Exclusive experience at the Conference with access to extra networking opportunities with speakers and partners

The Conference Pass

Schedule

  • Choose a stage:
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Opening words

Opening Keynote by Cassie Kozyrkov

Google

Why Do Businesses Fail At Machine Learning?

Data Science

Keynote by David Delgado

Museum of Awe, NASA

Imagination, Desire and the Call of the Future

Futurism

Keynote by Amir Banifatemi

XPrize

Towards an Exponential Future

Futurism

Keynote by David Woessner

Local Motors

What's the next disruption in mobility: Hyperloop, air taxis or something else?

Autonomous Vehicles

Keynote by Luca del Monte

European Space Agency

Hack-My-Sat: cyber-threats and the digital revolution in space

Cyber Security

Keynote by Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

SpaceBase

Democratizing Access to Space

Space Tech

Discussion by Robotex Countries

Robotex

What is Robotex? Where is it going? And why have 15+ countries adapted the program?

Workshop by Elie Losleben Calhoun

Code Innovation

Adapting to Stress in Exponential Times

Education

Pitching by STARTER TOP 10

Pitching by STARTER TOP 10

Keynote by Arno Kütt

Cleveron

How Will Packages Arrive At Your Home in 5 Years?”

Autonomous Vehicles

Workshop by Äritex

Elisa

How to define problems and why do IT projects fail?

Data Science

Keynote by Troy McCann

Moonshot

The Humanity of Space

Space Tech

Workshop by Äritex

Elisa

What is prototype and how to use it within corporates?

Data Science

Keynote by Ahti Heinla

Starship Technologies

What does it take to build a robotics startup?

Autonomous Vehicles

Discussion by Philip Jungen & Raido Lember

How to make it easier to generate innovation in Europe?

Futurism

Workshop by Janis Kaulins and Gatis Bergs

Deloitte

Automation of FinCrime Unit in Banking

Cyber Security

Keynote by Jeanette Quinlan

Akash Systems

Communications in the Space Age

Space Tech

Workshop by Äritex

Elisa

Elisa Äritex Corporate Challenge

Data Science

Keynote by Joseph Minafra

NASA

Innovation the benefits of NASA Space Exploration

Space Tech

Discussion by Siim Sikkut, Maarika Truu, Joel Burke

Building the Future State in Example of Estonia

Futurism

Discussion by Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Jeanette Quinlan, Troy McCann, Joseph Minafra

How to make use of space technologies on Earth?

Space Tech

Workshop by Joonatan Samuel

Datamob

A non-technical introduction to machine learning

Data Science

Fireside Chat by Peter Vesterbacka

Lightneer

LIFTOFF

Keynote by Kuldar Väärsi

Milrem

Autonomous battlefield - future or fiction?

Autonomous Vehicles

Keynote by Kiki Prottsman

Code.org

Making Code Feel Real

Education

Keynote by Lukas Schroth

Drone Industry Insights

Securing the digital transformation: The layer-cake of drone data protection

Cyber Security

Keynote by Ross Atkin and Akram Hussein

Smartibot

Helping people make things with AI

Education

Workshop by Cassie Kozyrkov

Google

Executive Briefing: Most Data-Driven Cultures... Aren’t

Futurism

Panel by Ahti Heinla & David Woessner

Starship & Local Motors

What will be the future of logistics for both humans and things?

Autonomous Vehicles

Keynote by Shane Curran

qCrypt

Data Privacy: A New Approach

Cyber Security

Keynote by Yu Hu

MakeBlock

New educational concepts: How to encourage educators to use them?

Education

Keynote by Koen Maris

Atos

The Good, the Bad, the Unknown

Cyber Security

Keynote by Rachel Zhang

DFRobot

Technology vs Life: How to bring STEM into real life

Education

Panel by Kuldar Väärsi & Lukas Schroth

Milrem & Drone Industry Insights

When will drones and droids do all the work for us?

Autonomous Vehicles

Keynote by Bryson Bort

Scythe

Vulnerabilities Ex Machina: Threat Landscape in Robotics

Cyber Security

Keynote by Guy Philippe Goldstein

Expon Capital

Robotics & Cybersecurity: A marriage of reason

Cyber Security

Keynote by Zara Khanna

Octa

Octa - Travel Chatbot for Kids

Education

Panel by Ross Atkin, Kiki Protsmann

How to train the next 1 million engineers, starting in kindergarten?

Education

Workshop with XPRIZE Foundation

XPrize

How to Design a Moonshot

Futurism

Keynote by Bruno Siciliano

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Robotics for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Keynote by Taizo Son

Vivita

Updating Education for the Future

Education

Panel by Government representatives of Poland & Brazil

How Can Governments Boost Innovation?

Cyber Security

Workshop by Elisa Äritex

Elisa

Corporate Challenge Presentations

Data Science

Keynote by Manuel Koelman

PIRATE.Globa

How not to cooperate with a tier 1 corporate

Data Science

Keynote by Ignacio Secades Riestra

Canonical Robots

Reimagining Work in the Age of Collaborative Robots

Industry 4.0

Discussion by Zara Khanna, Taizo Son

How to educate the next 50000 entrepreneurs?

Education

Workshop by Ross Atkin and Akram Hussein

Smartibot

Botato Wars - Building your first robot

Education

Keynote by Marko Russiver

Guaana

TBA

Futurism

Keynote by Markus Lippus

Mindtitan

TBA

Data Science

Keynote by Andre Karpištšenko

Taxify

Data Science: From Zero to Impact in 1y

Data Science

Workshop by Elisa Äritex

Elisa

What happens after the prototype is built?

Data Science

Discussion by Dennis Mortensen & Benedikt Knobloch

Are you ready for AI to Transform Your Business?

Data Science

Keynote by Eliav Alaluf

Follow The Seed

What's wrong with current entrepreneurial thinking?

Futurism

Keynote by Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen

DAIN Studios

Seizing the Machine-Learning Opportunity

Data Science

Workshop with ANA Avatar XPRIZE Team

Workshop: "Living with an Avatar"

Futurism

Panel by Bryson Bort, Koen Maris, Shane Curran, Guy Philippe Goldstein

Is technology ever going to be safe?

Cyber Security

Keynote by Jill Ford

Toyota AI Ventures

TBA

Futurism

Keynote by Moojan Asghari

Hacking House

Get Ready for Robots-Take Over

Data Science

Keynote by Toro Orero

DraperDarkFlow

How are frontier tech solutions shaping emerging markets?

Futurism

Keynote by Ayesha Khanna

ADDO AI

Artificial Intelligence: Why every product you build will have AI in it

Data Science

Panel by Bruno Siciliano, Ignacio Secades Riestra, Kristo Vaher, Tauno Otto

How will the manufacturing of 2030 differentiate from today?

Industry 4.0

Ede Schank Tamkivi (Estonia 2.0), Armonia Pierantozzi (Simplon), Mari-Liis Lind (Techsisters)

The importance and opportunities of acquiring ICT skills among less represented groups?

Women in Tech

Keynote by Helen Tung

NewSpace Legal Futurist

Law, Ethics of AI, Robotics and Emergent Technologies

Futurism

Keynote by Einstein Ntim

Ghana Tech Summit

Innovative Entrepreneurship and Accelerating Business Growth in Exponential Times

Education

Panel by Eliav Alaluf; Toro Orero and Jill Ford

Is it really that hard to invest in AI, Robotics and Space Tech?

Futurism

Keynote by Indrek Vainu

AlphaBlues

Seamless customer experience automation by combining virtual assistants with human support agents

Data Science

Discussion by Ayesha Khanna, Moojan Asghari, Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen, Losleben Calhoun

What will it take to have more women-led frontier tech companies succeed?

Women in Tech

Keynote by Fabian Westerheide

Asgard.VC

5 actions how Europe can win the global war for AI

Futurism

Keynote by Dennis Mortensen

X.AI

How to be an AI manager

Data Science

Keynote by Liviu Babitz

Cyborg Nest

Hacking your brain to get an extra sense, becoming a cyborg

Futurism

Keynote by Henrique Jorge

ETER9

The Impossible Tomorrow Thanks to AI

Data Science

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Transport & Parking

The Robotex International Conference will take place through November 30 – December 1 in the unique space of Tallinn Creative Hub in the city centre.

Check out the accommodation offers from Robotex partners and use the promo code “Robotex” to get special deals during the summit.

Festival

Nov 30 – Dec 2

 

Robotex International is the Biggest Robotics Festival on the Planet. Thousands of engineers, executives, students and families come together to be inspired by industry leaders, examine new startups, build robots for various challenges and learn about the latest technology innovations.

https://robotex.international/

Investor Day

Nov 29

We are taking investors out from Tallinn to a beautiful location (the destination will be kept secret until the very end) to network and create relationships. The transport to the location and back is organized with comfortable buses, so the participants can just enjoy the ride.
We will open the day with a unique keynote speech by Fabian Westerheide, one of the top frontier tech investors in Europe, who will talk about investing in the frontier tech field and how to do that if you have so far only invested in software startups. Keynote will be followed by a networking lunch and the adventure seekers can go on a fatbike ride around a lake.

Opening Ceremony

Nov 29

This acts as the start for the whole conference. Located in the Tallinn Creative Hub, we will create an environment where people can connect and make their first contacts with eachother. It’s an ideal chance for all the participants of the conference to network with our partners, speakers and the public sector representatives before the work starts. Food and drinks will be served and we will also have a surprise performer. The event is a semi-formal.

Meet-ups

Nov 30 – Dec – 1

We will host two technical gatherings for the techies active in cyber security and data science fields. This is where our speakers will go deep into the details of those topics and it will be possible to network with the developers from various fields. And of course, food and drinks will be served!

After-parties

Nov 30 – Dec 1

The conference days can be long and tiresome and everyone will need some relaxation in the evening. At the end of each day, we will arrange awesome parties where the first ones to arrive will have an extra warm welcome with welcome drinks.

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