Speakers

David Seoane

David Seoane

Programme Manager at FundingBox

David Seoane is a Programme Manager at FundingBox with 11 years of experience on fundraising in EU programmes, including proposal preparation and evaluation, and partner search in innovation funding programmes: H2020, INTERREG, ERASMUS+, and LIFE Experience. Managing several EU funded projects under Next Generation Internet, Smart connectivity, Smart manufacturing and Smart grids initiatives.

Discover the funding opportunities you need to grow your business!

Digital contact-tracing and Internet privacy

The power of viral misinformation and fake news in COVID-19

Laura Argilés

Laura Argilés

Marketing Specialist at FundingBox

Laura Argilés is a Marketing Specialist at FundingBox. With a journalistic background, she discovered digital marketing working in several London start-ups. She accumulates experience in inbound marketing, growth hacking, community building and content marketing, among others. Interested in start-ups, entrepreneurship, tech and innovation.

Discover the funding opportunities you need to grow your business!

Aintzane Arbide

Aintzane Arbide

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.

How Digital Innovation Hubs can help to boost your business in COVID-19 times  

Maurits Butter

Maurits Butter

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.

How Digital Innovation Hubs can help to boost your business in COVID-19 times

Bianca Muntean

Bianca Muntean

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.

How Digital Innovation Hubs can help to boost your business in COVID-19 times

Amaia Martínez

Amaia Martínez

Strategic initiatives at SPRI

Amaia Martínez works at the Strategic Initiatives Department of SPRI, the Business Development Agency of the Basque Government. She is involved in the implementation of the Basque Industry 4.0 Strategy where Basque Digital Innovation Hub (BDIH) is one of the strategic pillars, developed to provide access to SMEs to innovative and scientific-technological capabilities required to become digital in a sustainable way.

How Digital Innovation Hubs can help to boost your business in COVID-19 times

Tommaso Dalla Vecchia

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.

How could schools be better prepared for remote schooling thanks to EdTech solutions?

Xianshu Zeng

Xianshu Zeng

Startups Acceleration Programme Manager

Xianshu Zeng. Startups Acceleration Programme Manager at ISDI Accelerator, with four years of experience working with European Commission funded ICT projects. Education: Master of Corporate Communication, IE Business School.

How could schools be better prepared for remote schooling thanks to EdTech solutions?

Jorge Fernandez

Jorge Fernandez

FundingBox CTO

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

Introducting the new privacy-first video call FundingBox Meetings

Andrés Sánchez Sandaza

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.

Introducting the new privacy-first video call FundingBox Meetings

Jose Iglesias

Jose Iglesias

Moderator

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.

Tips on how to close an investment deal after COVID

Daniel Star

Daniel Star

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..

Tips on how to close an investment deal after COVID

Tomasz Mazuryk

Tomasz Mazuryk

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.

Tips on how to close an investment deal after COVID

Arek Wylegalski

Arek Wylegalski

Venture Capitalist

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.

Tips on how to close an investment deal after COVID

Juan López Santamaría

Juan López Santamaría

Venture Capitalist

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.

Tips on how to close an investment deal after COVID

Andrea Cruciani

Andrea Cruciani

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.

How FIWARE Open Source Technology Can Make a Difference in Reacting Ad-hoc to Extreme Situations

Lanfranco Marasso

Lanfranco Marasso

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.

How FIWARE Open Source Technology Can Make a Difference in Reacting Ad-hoc to Extreme Situations

Guiomar Tuñón de Hita

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.

How FIWARE Open Source Technology Can Make a Difference in Reacting Ad-hoc to Extreme Situations

Roberto Di Bernardo

Roberto Di Bernardo

Senior Researcher and Head of the Open Government Group

Roberto Di Bernardo, Senior Researcher and Head of the Open Government Group (part of Open Public Service Innovation Lab). Electronic Engineer. In 2014, he got a Master in “Clinical Engineering” from University of Trieste, while in 2003 a Master in “Internet Software Engineering” from University of Catania. Since 2004 he has been working in Engineering R&D Laboratory. Involved in management and technical activities in many European projects, he is now working as R&D opportunity and networking developer for OPSI lab. He is involved in the leadership of BDVA TF7.SG8 (Smart Governance and Smart Cities) and is co-leader of Water & ICT working group in Water Europe.

How FIWARE Open Source Technology Can Make a Difference in Reacting Ad-hoc to Extreme Situations

Sławomir Potasz

Sławomir Potasz

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.

How can the medical solution based on automotive tool help hospitals

Gregory Botanes

Gregory Botanes

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.

Working together in a safe workplace

Paul Peeters

Paul Peeters

Lead Expert

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.

How SMEs can improve their agility & resilience with advanced manufacturing

Hubert Stuczyński and Mateusz Wajda

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.

An automated and safe way to exchange small items during uncertain times

Manuela Battaglini

Manuela Battaglini

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.

Digital contact-tracing and Internet privacy

Katherine Anderson

Katherine Anderson

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.

The future of Internet: The world of tomorrow is on its way

Oliver Sauter

Oliver Sauter

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

The future of Internet: The world of tomorrow is on its way

Tuukka Ylälahti

Tuukka Ylälahti

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.

The future of Internet: The world of tomorrow is on its way

Anna Walkowska

Anna Walkowska

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.

Sustainable and efficient construction site during post-COVID-19

Robert Grudzień

Robert Grudzień

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.

Sustainable and efficient construction site during post-COVID-19

Marcin Mądry

Marcin Mądry

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.

Sustainable and efficient construction site during post-COVID-19

Alessandro Tofani

Alessandro Tofani

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.

Sustainable and efficient construction site during post-COVID-19

Daveed Benjamin

Daveed Benjamin

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.

The power of viral misinformation and fake news in COVID-19

ALJOŠA PAŠIĆ

ALJOŠA PAŠIĆ

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”.

Cybersecurity for teleworking