Programme Manager at FundingBox
Marketing Specialist at FundingBox
Business Development Manager at Leitat
Aintzane Arbide holds the position of Business Development Manager at Leitat. In this position she is managing projects related to additive manufacturing such as the IAM 3D HUB, or the first European high-tech incubator specialized in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, the 3D Factory Incubator.
Senior Scientist at TNO
Maurits Butter is a Senior Scientist at TNO. His carrier included working for industry, government and research and technology. His aim is helping governments and industries to efficiently and effectively make use of the opportunities in innovation. Specialties: Strategy development, foresight, mapping the future, innovation, network analysis and feasibility studies.
Cluster Manager of Transilvania IT
Bianca Muntean is the Cluster Manager of Transilvania IT, and she has over 20 years of experience in ecosystem building. She is working with local, regional and national authorities in drafting sectoral and competitiveness strategies. She is the coordinator of the fully operational Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub în Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Strategic initiatives at SPRI
Tommaso Dalla Vecchia
Development and Advocacy Manager
Tommaso Dalla Vecchia. Development and Advocacy Manager at European Schoolnet, responsible for relations with public and private bodies supporting European Schoolnet in the field of innovation in education. He has been coordinating the network of Ed Tech and ICT companies engaged in the Future Classroom Lab, an inspirational learning technological environment.
Startups Acceleration Programme Manager
Jorge Fernandez is FundingBox CTO, the expert behind FundingBox Meetings and is currently working on developing Privacy by Design and Decentralised Technologies. He is an experienced Co-Founder, with demonstrated experience in working for the internet industry. Strong entrepreneur and professionally skilled in Innovation Management, Product Design, Software Development and Entrepreneurship
Andrés Sánchez Sandaza
Director at FundingBox Communities
Andrés Sánchez Sandaza is Director at FundingBox Communities, responsible for the growth of FundingBox Community to +25.000 innovators. As an entrepreneur, Andres has founded 3 startups, acting as CEO and Product Manager and raised several rounds of funding. He also acts as LEDGER Project Coordinator, NGI4All Project Lead and TOKEN Programme Manager in Horizon 2020 projects. He is a Cranfield MBA, Economist, Master in International Relations and Expert in European Affairs.
Moderator: Jose Iglesias leads a globally distributed team, supporting grassroots community and ecosystem engagement across the world, helping to deliver entrepreneurial education and awareness in every corner of the world.
Former Investment Manager at Intel Capital
Daniel Star – Former Investment Manager at Intel Capital, for Israel and CEE, and brings over 15 years’ experience on investments in Israel and Central and Eastern Europe. Together with Wojciech Fedorowicz, he is now Managing Partner of TDJ Pitango Ventures, one of the largest VCs investing in Polish technology companies..
Partner at FundingBox
Tomasz Mazuryk – Co-founder and managing partner of FundingBox Deep Tech Fund, co-founder and partner at FundingBox and main mission is to help startups grow.
Arek Wylegalski is a Venture Capitalist with more than 9 years of experience in the financial industry and expert in making ideas happen. Wylegalski is Venture Partner at Firstminute Capital, while being an entrepreneur at Firstledger Capital and a mentor at Seedcamp. He’s experience started in Barclays Investment Bank in 2011.
Juan López Santamaría
Juan López Santamaría has more than 12 years of experience in the world of technology and finance. He is currently a Venture Capitalist investing in a broad range of sectors (Cybersecurity, IoT, BigData, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, Enterprise SW). Previously, he worked as Project manager and Business developer at Indra Systems in the defense and security division.
CEO & Co-Founder of TeamDev s.r.l., Member of FIWARE Foundation BoD
Andrea worked for 15 years in development of enterprise systems, skilling for Multimedia Applications (online streaming platforms) and Internet of Things (IoT). His main experience fields are Multidevice Applications Development, Enterprise Architectures, Cloud Computing and GIS. He is also a Senior Analyst, and researcher for Smart Cities and Innovative Startup Evolution.
Program Director at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa
Lanfranco is currently the Smart City Program Director at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa (www.eng.it – Italy). He has been involved in management roles (CEO, CIO) in private companies at national and international level (Boston, MA, USA). In 1999 he moved from private to public sector as CIO of Municipality of Parma (Italy), and then to Engineering. Since 2009 he has been working in R&D Department looking at the technological transfer from Research to Innovation to the Market.
Guiomar Tuñón de Hita
R&D and QA Manager
Guiomar Tuñón de Hita, R&D and QA Manager at Naeva Tec which mission is to provide flexibility and capacity to mobilize communication services using the latest technologies in web and mobility.W Naeva Tec is part of the Kurento & OpenVidu projects, an Open Source media delivery and processing server and an Open Source platform to ease the addition of video calls, video streams and video/audio processing in your web or mobile application.
Roberto Di Bernardo
Senior Researcher and Head of the Open Government Group
CEO& Founder of InMotion Labs
Sławomir Potasz – 26 years old CEO& Founder of InMotion Labs, a company developing Car Scanner, ANPR InMotion and Medibot. He studied Mechatronic Design at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland.
Vice-President & Chief Growth Officer Situm Indoor Positioning
Gregory is an entrepreneur and manager with large international experience in sales, marketing, project direction and alliance management in big corporations as well as in startups.
Since his incorporation at Situm in 2015, the company has grown to a global presence with its indoor positioning technology. It is used in more than 6,000 buildings from more than 70 countries.
Paul Peeters works as Lead Expert at Agoria’s Innovation Centre of Expertise, is the ADMA coordinator and has led the development of the European methodology for advanced manufacturing. He guided the transition of a Belgian SME manufacturing plastic and aluminum window frames towards a private equity ownership. He worked 20 years at Philips.
Hubert Stuczyński and Mateusz Wajda
Founders of the SNIKEY
Hubert Stuczyński and Mateusz Wajda are founders of the SNIKEY company that offers solutions supporting rental of apartments and cars, including the SNIKEYbox device. They gained experience both in the consulting industry and in running their own businesses in the commercial and IT industries.
Data Ethics and Privacy lawyer
Manuela Battaglini is a Data Ethics expert and Privacy lawyer, specialist in strategic marketing and CEO of “Transparent Internet”. She worked as a lawyer for 10 years. In 2008, she engaged with strategic digital marketing, where, for 8 years, she worked with several big organizations such as Volkswagen, Procter & Gamble, and Laboratorios Ferrer, as with many other medium sized companies, giving me the opportunity to work with worldwide famous advertising and communication agencies such DDB or Double You.
Expert writer and community builder
Katherine Anderson, Communications and Community Manager at Martel Innovate, supporting the European Commission’s NGI and NGIoT initiatives, as well as projects supporting Smart Cities and AI in line with European values of privacy, trust and security. Katherine worked with the UN for 11 years in Human Rights, Health, Water and Sanitation and Environmental Data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. She worked as a radio broadcast journalist for the BBC and holds a Masters in International Affairs and a Human Rights Law Diploma.
Co-founder and CEO of WorldBrain.io
Oliver Sauter is the co-founder and CEO of WorldBrain.io. The company is developing privacy focused knowledge tools to help people cope with information overload in their online research. Their mission is to build the Next Generation Internet made for collaboration and human connection. Read More: getmemex.com
CEO & Co-founder of Mesensei
Tuukka Ylälahti, CEO & Co-founder of Mesensei, a decentralised Next Generation Internet platform for communities, is a startup entrepreneur, business angel, advisor and a mentor specialised in platform strategies with global reach. Back in 2009, he created the vision and forged the founding team for Cabforce which grew to become the world’s leading taxi pre-booking platform with over 200 locations.
Chief Technology Officer, Business Developer and co-founder of ProperGate.co
Anna Walkowska – Chief Technology Officer, Business Developer and co-founder of ProperGate.co – a PropTech startup. Former startup activist and co-founder of several startup initiatives in Poland. Previously worked as an IT security expert at Dutch AbnAmro bank and British Royal Bank of Scotland, in 2007 became the first female certified CISSP professional in Poland. Anna graduated System Administration and Network programming at Polish-Japanese institute of IT and Management in Telecommunication at Warsaw School of IT.
Chief Product Officer, Sales Executive and co-founder of ProperGate.co
Robert Grudzień – Chief Product Officer, Sales Executive and co-founder of ProperGate.co – a PropTech. Since 9 years associated with the Real Estate and Construction industry. For the last 6 years Robert was working as Quality & Warranty Manager in HB Reavis Poland, leading European Real Estate Developer delivering office buildings projects in Warsaw. Startup advisor and certified PM with primary focus on digitalization of construction. Robert graduated Environmental Engineering on Warsaw University of Technology.
Marketing Director of Lafarge Poland
Marcin Mądry – Marketing Director of Lafarge Poland. He joined the Lafarge group in 2007, where for the next 7 years he worked in the area of Strategy and Development, leading strategic projects in Poland and Central Europe. In 2014-2017 he managed the Commercial Performance department (improving sales results). A graduate of International Relations at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Experienced manager in Digital Strategy
Alessandro is a 10 years experienced manager in Digital Strategy, Commercial Transformation, M&A and Pricing. His profile is completed by a triple degree program in BA from the University of Turin, ESCP Europe and London City University. After a 5 years experience in financial consulting in PwC, Alessandro joined LafargeHolcim. In Poland, he leads Strategy and digitalization spanning 360′ across all the organization.
American technologist and children’s writer
Daveed Benjamin is an American technologist and children’s writer. But his most important identifier is Papa. Since BS and MS in Engineering at Stanford, he has had leadership roles in startups, nonprofits, and social enterprises in emergent fields. As a “Shift Shaper,” his work focuses on collective wisdom and altering systems of consciousness for positive impact. Now as founder and CEO of WisdomTech startup Bridgit, Daveed’s focus is decentralizing knowledge & building collective intelligence.
Technology Transfer Director in Atos Research & Innovation (ARI)
ALJOŠA PAŠIĆ, Technology Transfer Director in Atos Research & Innovation (ARI). Active contributor in more than 70 international research and innovation projects in the areas of information security. He works in several EU projects; 2 recent ones address the Horizon 2020 Cybersecurity call “Establishing and operating a pilot for a European Cybersecurity Competence Network” and “Developing a common European Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap”.