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Prepare to go deep, far, and wide with our growing selection of international speakers who embody the quote by A. Lincoln:

The best way to predict future is to create it“.

  • Dr. Anita Sengupta

    Dr. Anita Sengupta

    Vice President & Engineering Queen at Hyperloop One

    US

    They say rocket scientists are smart. Anita certainly is, having sent probes to Mars and built engines that power spacecraft as part of her work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Aerospace Engineer, Professor, Pilot, and Space Exploration Veteran, she’s now working at Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One to revolutionize how we travel here on Earth.

  • Yuri van Geest

    Yuri van Geest

    SingularityU, Futurist

    NL

    Everything you need to know about bringing your firm into the exponential era can be found in Exponential Organizations, which start-up artists Yuri van Geest helped create with Salim Ismail, Mike Malone, and Peter Diamandis.

  • Tadahiro Kawada

    Tadahiro Kawada

    President of Kawada Industries

    JP

    Robots are going to be part of our future, but the question is what roles will they fulfill and are there aspects we should be concerned about? Find out from Tadahiro Kawada, who besides being the fourth-generation president of Kawada Industries has a passion for robots and his firm has been building and developing them since 2000. The newest robotics product, NEXTAGE, is an industrial‐use collaborative robot (cobot) that empowers manufacturing companies.

  • Dolfi Müller

    Dolfi Müller

    Mayor of Zug

    CH

    Dolfi Müller is the current Mayor of Zug, a city home to nearly 30,000 residents and one of the hottest European tech destinations that runs on blockchain. Hear how Zug became the place to be for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain initiatives.

  • Dominic Eskofier

    Dominic Eskofier

    Head of VR at NVIDIA & Global VR influencer

    DE

    Heading Virtual Reality at NVIDIA EMEAI, Dominic is also a VR advocate, enthusiast, and the single most influential European VR ambassador. No surprise, he also happens to be the co-founder and moderator of the largest unofficial community for Virtual Reality on the internet. Fun fact: Ask him about when Palmer Luckey showed him the first duct-taped prototype of the Oculus Rift back in 2012.

  • Kevin Warwick

    Prof. Kevin Warwick

    Cyborg & Researcher

    UK

    Kevin is a unique combination of a scientist and a movie star but he is probably best known for achieving the world’s first direct electronic communication between two human nervous systems; the basis for thought communication. Researcher in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biomedical engineering, Kevin uses his body as a cyborg laboratory for experiments with implants.

  • Martin Ruubel

    Martin Ruubel

    Estonian e-government pioneer

    EST

    Martin’s company is behind many of the blockchain and e-government projects that made Estonia famous. As digital transformation spreads to more elements of our daily lives, cybersecurity will only grow in importance. Should you fear technology? What are the real threats out there? You can ask Martin Ruubel, Vice Chairman of the European Cybersecurity Organization (ESCO).

  • Charlie Fink

    Charlie Fink

    Forbes contributor, AR/VR Expert, writer & futurist

    US

    Multitalented and multidisciplinary Charlie Fink is a former Disney executive who famously came up with the idea of “The Lion King”. Charlie has won over 15 awards for musical productions, has been a pioneer of VR and AR, which he covers for Forbes.

  • Larry Sanger

    Co-founder of Wikipedia, CIO Everpedia

    US

    With over 3 million unique users monthly and over 6 million articles, Everpedia is currently the world’s largest English Encyclopedia. Meet Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, who joined Everpedia as the CIO  and now works on turning it into the first encyclopedia on the blockchain.

  • Wendell Wallach

    Wendell Wallach

    Robots ethicist

    US

    Can robots be taught right from wrong? There is no one more better than Wendell Wallach, one of the world’s preeminent robot ethicists, to answer that question.

  • David Pavlík

    David Pavlík

    CIO Kiwi.com

    CZ

    David Pavlik’s CV reads like a list if hot tech tech companies. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who also worked at Microsoft, Netflix, and SpaceX. Now, David is the newest member of the Kiwi.com management team, taking the post of Chief Information Officer (CIO).

  • Ran Kleiner

    Ran Kleiner

    Drone Master

    ISR

    Meet Ran Kleiner, the Israeli Drone Master. Ran started his career in the drone industry some 25 years ago as a pilot. Since then, he has been involved in some of the most innovative and exciting drone projects worldwide and he has contributed to building an international commercial drone ecosystem.

  • Tomáš Těthal

    Tomáš Těthal

    CEO of IQ Structures

    CZ

    Tomas might be one of the most experienced holographic experts; not just in the Czech Republic, but also in the UK, where he has been running businesses since 1994. Yes, holographic images are THAT old.

  • Martin Pumera

    Prof. Martin Pumera

    Nanorobotics expert

    CZ

    Martin Pumera was named the “2017 Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics. He is a man with a passion for nanorobots and micromachines, 3D printing, and 2D materials. After spending 20 years abroad as a professor and researcher in Singapore, Japan, Spain, and the US, Martin returned to Prague to be the Director of the Center for Advanced Functional Nanorobots.

  • Jan Lukačevič

    Jan Lukačevič

    Space Engineer

    CZ

    Jan may be only 26, but he’s developing an antenna for the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2020 mission that will measure electric discharges in dust storms on the red planet. He’s also the recipient of British Interplanetary Society Award for Best Technical Paper and was chosen by the Financial Times and Google as one of the New Europe 100 challengers in Central and Eastern Europe in 2017.

  • Samar Singla

    Samar Singla

    Jugnoo = Founder of the largest AI rickshaw startup

    IN

    What markets can be and should be disrupted? How can we use technology to make people’s lives easier and better? Samar Singla may have some insight. His firm Jugnoo is the largest auto rickshaw aggregator in India, revolutionizing the local delivery market.

  • Michal Gloger

    Michal Gloger

    Expert in biomechanics and biorobotics

    CZ

    Michal is a phenomenal tech doctor. Thanks to his passion for biomechanics and biorobotics, we will be able to help the disabled or elderly get and stay on their feet someday soon.

  • Jean-Baptiste Latil D’albertas

    Jean-Baptiste Latil D’albertas

    Development Manager at Navya

    FR

    Jean-Baptiste is passionate about innovations related to sustainability and improvements for everyday life. No wonder he is park of NAVYA, a pioneer and specialist in the autonomous vehicle market.

  • Alžběta Krausová

    Alžběta Krausová

    Legal Researcher

    CZ

    What are the legal implications of merging technology and organic life? Alžběta, who specializes in the legal aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics, and brain-computer interfaces, can shed light on the future of what was once just sci-fi as cyborgs and androids become part of our society.

  • Petr Vaclavek

    Petr Václavek

    Foodgroot = Marketing guru

    CZ

    If you need to know where to get the best coffee in Basel, or where to find the best herring in Gothenburg, Petr Václavek could probably give you some good advice. However, he’s probably better at helping you start a business and making it grow.

  • Martin Švík

    Martin Švík

    Executive IT architect at IBM

    CZ

    Small technology start-ups have the power to disrupt current models and transform how things are done. Martin Švik works as a venture capitalist in residence at IBM to develop and foster proof of concepts all over the world.

More speakers and a detailed program schedule to be announced…