What in happened since the last FPP?
The most important advancements over the past 12 months in every exponential focus area (AI, Mixed reality etc.)
SEP 6, 2018, 8 am – 5:30 pm + networking dinner
Explore future trends and get a competitive advantage created by exponential technologies. Address rising challenges and uncovering new opportunities.
Connect with our conference speakers, guarantors, and other future-focused leaders at the exclusive networking dinner following the conference day.
What’s the impact on my business? Where do I start? Deepen your understanting in one of the areas in a workshop lead by a speaker, guarantor or other industry-leading expert. Registration TBA.
Who is it for?
C-level executives, founders, entrepreneurs, and other future-focused business leaders
Conference day at a glance
Come early, get your badge, find your place, and go get a bite on something fresh to start the day energized – it will be intense!
Welcome & Exponential Organizations
One year ago we took off for this future-focused ride. Martin, the founder of Future Port Prague, will briefly kick-off the day with why are we here (again) and what to expect from the day.
Learn what organizations will strive (read survive) in times of accelerating technological change? Learn the EXO principles that make new organizations 10x better, faster, and cheaper than the one you are currently in from Yuri van Geest of Singularity University, co-author of bestselling Exponential Organizations book.
AI + Smart + Mixed Reality
The AI race between the US and China is at full speed with billions of USD being poured into the industry in both countries (and a couple more who play a desperate catch-up). And there’s a reason – China expects the AI-related market to top $1 trillion by 2030.
Many scientists have predicted that humanity will achieve the technological breakthrough of creating Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) with a possible positive or negative impact in all domains. Roman is a foremost expert on the AI’s general and super intelligence we are about to unleash—and, most importantly—on how to approach the emerging opportunities and challenges.
Everything around us is becoming smart. Gadgets, homes, factories, and whole cities use that label to indicate the change from a passive role to an active agent that senses its environment and implements some kind of intelligence with the data gathered. We are heading towards trillion sensors future where we will have data about everything everywhere in real-time. What impact will it have?
Are you frustrated by trying to achieve your dreams by copying others? Internationally-acclaimed speaker and founder of the cutting-edge venture capital Amyx Ventures, Scott Amyx reveals how you can attain real success in your life, your way. His theory of Strive is a challenge to the conventional wisdom that has held so many people back from achieving their goals and enjoying lasting happiness.
What happens when you train people and robots in virtual environments, prototype and test your products virtually, work in a virtual room with colleagues from thousand miles away, or let virtually test-drive an autonomous car a million miles a week in a super-realistic virtual simulation of the real world?
Coming from San Francisco, the heart of the VR revolution, Amy solves these questions with her clients every day and is a passionate evangelist of the virtual future awaiting us.
Technologies are not isolated islands, they support, enable and accelerate each other. Explore the synergetic impact AI, XR, and Smart Tech will create.
Future of Resources: Blockchain & Energy
What’s the most digital country in the world? Estonia. And who’s one of the key people behind it? Martin, the president of the world’s largest blockchain technology company.
The blockchain, a so-called distributed ledger technology is quickly gaining ground in a broad spectrum of business and e-government use-cases, from logistics to healthcare, to public registries or financial aid distribution. Get a firm hold of blockchain’s implications far beyond the heated discussions about cryptocurrencies.
Take a 100-year old energy company going AI and you get Alpiq, the Swiss electricity producer, where Christian heads the Energy AI department. He will explore with us a future where energy is decarbonized, digitalized, decentralized and where more and more decisions are taken by machines.
If you think someone as conservative as Switzerland would stay miles away from something as controversial as Bitcoin and other blockchain-based crypto-technologies think twice. Dolfi, the mayor of Zug, will take you to one of the Swiss’ richest cities and cantons that started accepting Bitcoin in local government institutions in 2016 and is building a Silicon-Valley-inspired business ecosystem for fintech innovation dubbed Crypto Valley.
Machine ethics is quickly becoming a crucial discipline in the booming field of artificial intelligence and autonomous machines—like self-driving cars and robots. Nell Watson, the co-founder of EhicsNet and faculty at AI Singularity University will discuss how to help machines understand humans with a foremost expert in the field, Prof. Wendell Wallach, and related challenges in front of us.
Nell and Wendell are also participating in the World’s Machine Ethics Symposium, that will go deep on the subject on Friday, as a part of Future Port Prague side program.
Go grab something delicious and energy-dense to refuel for the rest of the day. Use free time to explore the Festival & Expo surrounding the Conference and intermingle with the top innovative companies, from startups to tech giants pushing the envelope in technology.
Future of Humanity
Coming freshly back to Prague from years at top academic institutions abroad, Martin, one of the most cited researches in the world in his field, will take us into the nano-scale world where smart machines the size 200x smaller than the human hair clean our blood vessels and deliver drugs to specific places in our bodies.
Anita sent the Curiosity Rover to Mars and created the coldest spot in the universe on the International Space Station – Now she is engineering what can best be described as space travel on the ground, also known as the hyperloop.
Anita will talk about the future of mobility, from supersonic planes, to flying cars, and space travel on the ground.
Technologies are not isolated islands, they support, enable and accelerate each other. Explore the synergetic impact nanotech, robotics, and future mobility will create.
Coffee, please! We are just getting started… 🙂
The next twenty years promise to profoundly transform humanity through omnipresent intelligent technology around, on—and, perhaps, inside—us. What will be our place in such a world? Is it a chance to create a world of abundance for all? Learn from Gerd, who’s been studying and publishing on the subject for over a decade.
His latest book Technology vs. Humanity will be available at an impromptu book-signing at the conference.
Martin will sum up the main takeaways of the day and an invitation for the evening part of the Future Port Conference, the networking gala dinner structured around the major topics presented during the day.
Here’s your chance to get some fresh air and explore more of the vibrant futuristic festival outside of the conference hall. Don’t also miss the XR Tower, Future of You hall, and Drone zone – that one is especially impressive after dark with it’s lit racing drones and obstacles.
But watch your time, the networking dinner is not to be missed at 7:30 pm!
Meet with the Conference and Festival speakers in person. Connect with other business leaders, discussing and digesting all the input and inspiration of the day. Ask speakers and expert guarantors additional questions. Find people who can help you bring what you’ve learned into your organization. Enjoy, relax, and have fun. You deserved it!