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Pioneers 2019 – Walk the talks – Program – Deň prvý

25. septembra 2019 / Svet IT

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Program | Deň prvý

Miestnosť: Arena

10:00 – 10:30 Opening Show
Nikki Eberhardt Minerva Project Oliver Csendes, Pioneers, Peter Hanke
City of Vienna, Chris Wells in the moment, ltd

10:30 – 10:40 The Search for Life in Alpha Centauri
Pete Worden – Breakthrough Prize Foundation
Humanity is on the verge of finding life elsewhere in the Universe and is approaching the capacity to send life purposefully. If life is found elsewhere there will likely be controversy about its origin. For example, for any life on another planet or moon, we will want to know if we share a common origin: was this life transferred to or from Earth, or did life arise independently on each world? The possibility that life can or might be transported among planets, systems, and galaxies – also known as panspermia – frames the major questions being explored by the privately funded Breakthrough Initiatives, founded in 2015.

10:40 – 10:50 Startups Reach for the Stars
Jane Poynter World View

10:50 – 11:25 Will We Become a Trans-Planetary Species?
Jane Poynter World View, Omar Hatamleh NASA, Guillermo Söhnlein Fortivo Holdings LLC, Pete Worden Breakthrough Prize Foundation

11:25 – 11:45 Augmenting Humans with NASA
Kerry McGuire NASA

11:45 – 12:05 The Future of Health & Medicine: Where Can Technology Take Us
Daniel Kraft Exponential Medicine

12:05 – 12:25 Printing Life
Erik Gatenholm CELLINK

12:25 – 12:50 From Sequencing to Genetically Modifying Babies: Should We Do It
Zoe McDougall Oxford Nanopore, Sakshi Chhabra Mittal, SoftBank Vision Fund
Gemma Milne Freelance, Daniel Kraft Exponential Medicine

13:25 – 13:50 Making Dinner: Can Biotech Save Food Production?

13:50 – 14:10 Future Computing and Artificial Life
David Ackley University of New Mexico
Digital technology has had revolutionary impacts, but why did computer clock speeds stop increasing around 2004, even as computer security failures multiply with no end in sight? The deep answer to both issues is an eight-decades-old simplifying assumption called ‚hardware determinism‘, which is still taken as gospel in computer science and industry. But even in the 1940s, another approach was known to exist, because living systems compute without hardware determinism. The T2 Tile Project is developing a new computational stack — hardware, software, systems, and design — that moves beyond hardware determinism to offer indefinitely large computers with the inherent robustness of living systems. The future of computing is artificial life.

14:10 – 14:25 It’s Business Time: AI Hits Enterprise
Babak Hodjat Cognizant
What is the most impactful decisions that your business makes routinely? Are you using AI to help with these decisions? Have you considered using AI to actually come up with the decisions? Cognizant’s LEAF (Learning Evolutionary AI Framework) has been used in a wide variety of applications, from automated trading in the stock market, to web site optimization, to coming up with recipes to grow plants in controlled environments. LEAF uses Evolutionary Computation to automatically design Deep Learning solutions that are well suited to different domains, even when the domain-specific data is not sufficient. LEAF uses the same technique in order to construct a ‚prescriptor‘, which can be used to augment everyday business decision making. We will discuss how and why LEAF works and cover some of the use cases, along with demos!

14:25 – 14:45 Digitalization – The Cornerstone for Innovation
Margarete Schramböck Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs,
Thomas Seifert Wiener Zeitung

14:45 – 15:05 The Next Evolution of AI Assistants
Adam Cheyer Viv
For decades, the relationship between developer and computer was simple: the human told the machine what to do. Next came machine learning systems, where the machine was in charge of computing the functional logic behind developer-supplied examples, typically in a form that humans couldn’t even understand. Now we are entering a new age of software development, where humans and machines work collaboratively together, each doing what they do best. The Developer describes the „what“ — objects, actions, goals — and the machine produces the „how“, writing the code that satisfied each user’s request by interweaving developer-provided components. The result is a system that is easier to create and maintain, while providing an end-user experience that is more intelligent and adaptable to users‘ individual needs. In this talk, we will show concrete examples of this software trend applied to a next-generation conversational assistant. We will supply you with a freely downloadable development environment so that you can give this a try yourself, and start monetizing your content and services through a new channel that will be backed by more than a billion devices in just a few years.

15:05 – 15:25 Redefining Reality with Human-Eye Resolution VR
Niko Eiden Varjo
Today there are VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) devices on the market, which both provide very strong cues how we could redefine our reality with the help of technology in the future. Unfortunately, neither of these technologies is capable of changing reality by itself, but what if one would combine the two…?

15:25 – 15:50 Entrepreneurship in Top Gear
Luke Robert Mason Collete Davis Athlete

16:20 – 16:45 Reshaping the Asian Credit Landscape
Mark Tluszcz Mangrove Capital Partners, Geoffrey Prentice Oriente
More than a third of the world’s adult population, or some 1.7 billion people, have little or no access to formal financial services. In Southeast Asia, the problem is even greater, with more than 70 percent of the region’s estimated 640-million population remaining unbanked and a majority of them being from low- and middle-income segments. For greater inclusion, technology and data have a vital role to play in building a new, more equitable, and digital infrastructure that will enable millions—trapped by the limitations of existing financial systems—to break away and unlock their true economic potential. And this opens up opportunities for companies. During this session, you will learn more about how Oriente using a radical approach to accelerate financial inclusion and drive long-term value creation, one that requires bulding a new infrastructure to unlock financial access and using alternative data to create financial identities for hundreds of millions of people that have been “invisible” to the economy.

16:55 – 17:25 The Future and Blockchain – Reality, Hype and Expectations
Ian Khan Blockchain City Documentary, Larry Sanger Everipedia/Wikipedia
Chelsea Rustrum Blox 7

17:25 – 17:40 Content and NFTs: Why Bill Gates Was Right
Yat Siu Animoca Brands Rebecca Martin Money20/20

17:40 – 18:10 Make it Humane: The Ultimate Agenda for Tech

18:10 – 18:20 Seismic Percussion Moon Ribas

18:20 – 18:50 Our Cyborg Future

18:50 – 19:05 On the Runway: The Pioneers Spring Collection
Anouk Wipprecht

19:05 – 19:15 Closing of the Day and Finalists Announcement

Miestnosť: LaunchPad

10:30 – 10:45 Pioneers Challenge Opening
Georg Kuttner Startup Live, Jasmina Henniova Pioneers

12:55 – 13:20 Branding 101 for Early-Stage Startups
Natalie Novick Tech.eu, Mirco Pasqualini Ogilvy, Natasha Lytton
Seedcamp, Katy Turner Multiple

10:45 – 11:40 Powering a Sustainable World
Stefan Strein doro Turbinen GmbH, Bj Perng NiveauUp,
Amir Shapira Powhere, Tobias Wagner ChargeX, Gerald Spreitzhofer
MetGIS, Camiel Verschoor, Birds.ai, Yaron Shenhav SolCold,
Bruno Meireles de Sousa Cargill, Ivana Stankovic, South Central Ventures
Ramzy Ismail Techstars, Sheryl Foo Vertech Capital

11:45 – 12:40 Digital Economics
Jovan Tišma RealMarket Labs, Moritz Putzhammer Trality, Christoph Brodowicz
Value3 Advisory Pte. Ltd., Navid Sianaki Xencio GmbH, Chandini Jain
Auquan, Andrey Peshkov USDX Wallet, Chloé Giard idinvest, Antony Tikhonov
Seedrs, Maurice Kügler High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF)

12:50 – 13:45 Moving the World
Sylvie Chin ClearKarma, Yoichiro Hara Mashroom, David Joao Carvalho
Naoris, Angela Fleck Carplane, Vjeran Hodko ONO, Martin Patz Recogni
Johanna Schelle MOTIONTAG, Daisy Onubogu Backed VC, Alexander Kiltz
Unternehmertum Venture Capital, Tommi Uhari Karma Ventures,
Michael Loehr 7percent Ventures

14:00 – 14:55 Augmenting Nature
Barbara Sladek myBioma, Tibor Bakacs HepC Inc., Miron Tokarski
Genomtec, Alexander Efimov EcoPack, Alison Hirukawa DropGenie
Martin Eichenhofer 9T Labs, Zameel Cader Oxford Cellentech, Tony Chang
Merck Ventures, Mary Ward Digi.Bio // Sex Positive Diagnostics // UCL
Eleonora Mantovani RebelBio SOSV programme, Craig Matthews
Science Park Graz

15:00 – 16:00 Living Long & Healthy

16:10 – 17:10 The Good Life

17:15 – 18:10 Working Smarter
Luca Frischkorn Inga.one, Rait-Eino Laarmann Alpha AR, Markus Gürtler ChiveOS, Matei Psatta TPS Engage, Djuro Stojanovic Uhura Solutions, Aurelio Jimenez Romero ZAPIENS Technologies, Marcel Jientara Nexus Edge, Pedro Vieira 500 Startups, Oliviana Baiey Rockstart, Stephan Wirries Ventech, Christian Knott Capnamic

Miestnosť: BaseCamp


10:35 – 11:05 Boosting Series A Investment in Europe
Carlos Eduardo Espinal Seedcamp,Nicola McClafferty Draper Esprit,Rebecca Martin Money20/20

11:05 – 11:30 Should You Seek VC Money?
Natalie Novick Tech.eu,Andre de Haes Backed VC,Peter Steinberger PSPDFKit GmbH,Anna Iarotska Robo Wunderkind

11:50 – 12:15 How European Startups Succeed in Silicon Valley
Scott Cunningham Entrepreneur, Investor, Global Change Leader,Peter Lasinger capital300,Chris Burry US Market Access Center Inc,Geraldine Le Meur The Refiners

12:15 – 12:35 Banking Goes Truly Global
Georg Hauer N26

12:55 – 13:20 Branding 101 for Early-Stage Startups
Natalie Novick Tech.eu,Mirco Pasqualini Ogilvy,Natasha Lytton Seedcamp,Katy Turner Multiple

13:25 – 13:50 Software Gets Physical
Ben Joffe HAX,Urška Sršen Bellabeat,Daisy Onubogu Backed VC,Paul Varga Playbrush

13:50 – 14:05 Mental Wellbeing as a Power Source for Founders
Nichol Bradford Transformative Tech Conference

14:30 – 15:05 Pitch the Media
Alyssa Newcomb NBC News,Ariel Kramer CELLINK,Verena Krawarik Austria Press Agency,Corinna Milborn PULS 4,Mike Butcher TechCrunch

15:05 – 15:30 Why Corporations Fail to Innovate?
Marek Pałys Startup Development House,Oliver Braitmayer Siemens Financial Services

15:30 – 16:20 GIN Co-Investment Pitch
Erik Muckenschnabel Pioneers,Carina Margreiter Austria Wirtschaftsservice – Global Incubator Network

16:20 – 17:10 GIN Go Austria Startup Pitch
Erik Muckenschnabel Pioneers,Annamaria Andres Global Incubator Network,Ruben Knitter capital300

17:15 – 17:30 Easy Meditation for All
Martina Dopfer mindful REBELS

This 20-min meditation guided by Dr. Martina Dopfer (Co-Founder Mindful Rebels) provides a smooth intro to mindfulness practice. We will combine breathing exercises with conscious relaxation to create peace and connection. This meditation helps you to connect with yourself and your body, and to create awareness of what is going on right now. Enjoy a moment of calm before networking, learning, and growing at the Pioneers.

17:35 – 17:50 Managing Social Complexity As You Scale
Natalya Sverjensky NOBL Collective
Every founder is familiar with technical debt. People and relationships work the same way, except that “social debt” compounds much faster and is nearly impossible to refactor. This talk will explore the psychology behind why scaling your team is so difficult, and share best-practice ways of working successful startups have used to scaffold rapid growth.

17:50 – 18:15 The Blockchain Aftermath – What’s Beyond the Hype?
Thomas Riegler PwC Austria,Margaux Avedisian Elixxir,Daniel Horak CONDA – Alternative Financing Solutions for Startups & SME (STO, Crowdivesting, Equity,..)Herbert Gösweiner BLUE POWER GmbH

18:15 – 19:05 Blockchain City – Documentary Film Screening
Ian Khan Blockchain City Documentary

Helping inspire audiences with the real power of Blockchain and how this new revolutionary technology is changing one city at a time, join Filmmaker and Technology Futurist Ian Khan in an exclusive first European screening of the film at Pioneers.