Experience the 4th Industrial Revolution

The CUBE Tech Fair – 1st edition

10 – 12 May 2017, CityCube Berlin

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Keynote Speakers

Robin Wright

Award-winning actress

& Tech Activist 

Robin Wright is an award-winning actress and philanthropist who is carving an incredible, long-lasting mark in Hollywood. She can currently be seen in the highly acclaimed Netflix original series House of Cards, alongside Kevin Spacey, which is produced by David Fincher. Robin has received outstanding reviews for her portrayal as the formidable ‘Claire Underwood.’ She was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role in 2014, 2015 and 2016, taking home the award in 2014. Robin was nominated in two categories for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category. She also received Emmy nominations in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The first three seasons of House of Cards are available exclusively on Netflix.

In 2014, Robin launched Pour Les Femmes, a socially conscious sleepwear line with clothing designer Karen Fowler. Pour Les Femmes partnered with Action Kivu and Synergie, two organizations dedicated to assisting in the assurance of safety for women in the Congo who are victims of violence.

Pablos Holman (Intellectual Ventures Laboratory)

Futurist, inventor and notorious hacker

Pablos is a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker. He helped create the world’s smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; & spaceships with Jeff Bezos. Currently, Pablos is working for Nathan Myhrvold & Bill Gates at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory inventing solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Pablos is one of the most sought after speakers with an incredible ability to explain complex technology to any audience. He has informed and entertained audiences at world-renowned technology summits including the World Economic Forum at Davos. His TEDtalk has over 10 million views.

Steve Wozniak (Apple Inc.)

Co-Founder Apple // CUBE Challenge Grand Finale Jury Member

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.

In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single- handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.

In 2014, he received the prestigious Hoover Medal, which is an American engineering prize for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity.” The prize is given jointly by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students.

Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the- art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory.

Brigitte Zypries, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Federal Minister

As Minister for Economics, it is of special importance for Brigitte Zypries to raise awareness within the German Mittelstand of the connected production in all value creation stages – known as Industry 4.0. This includes promoting various financial instruments and network opportunities offered by the BMWi. To this end, she is in continuous dialogues with representatives from economy, politics, civil society and social partners. In close alignment with these stakeholders, her work concentrates on advancing and shaping the framework for implementing the Digital Agenda. In addition, special attention lies on the support of startups as well as SMBs (small & medium-sized businesses). Here, she has a special interest in the IT-sector and air space technology.

Digital Health & Life Sciences

Alexander Levy (Atomwise)

COO & Co-founder

Alexander Levy is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Atomwise – a company that uses artificial intelligence to help discover new medicines. Its groundbreaking AtomNet technology reasons like a human medicinal chemist, using powerful Deep Learning algorithms and supercomputers to analyze millions of hypothetical treatments each day. Atomwise has launched 27 drug discovery projects with innovative organizations, including Merck and Harvard, advancing research in diseases as diverse as Ebola, multiple sclerosis, and leukemia.

Ekaterina Bereziy (ExoAtlet)

CEO & Co-founder

Ekaterina Bereziy is co-founder and CEO of ExoAtlet and graduated by Moscow State University, Mechanical and Math faculty. 10 years worked as top manager in Industrial design company and car distributor (sales and marketing director). Since 2017 included into the list of YGL. ExoAtlet is a powered exoskeleton designed to assist patients during their rehabilitation after some stroke, injury or unsuccessful operation. ExoAtlet automatically repeats the natural patterns of walking through neurological biofedback, electrical stimulation system, and physiological sensors.

Nigel Gifford OBE (OZONEERING)

CP Eng. (Aero), Chairman & Founder

As a specialist in feeding in non-human environments and expedition feeding Nigel has been working to get Pouncer into the air and with the team in place, he will be working in the critical food technology area to ensure that the cargo is fit for purpose on arrival. As a family trained chef and lately the Army School of Catering, Nigel as extensive knowledge of cooking in remote and hostile environments. He wrote the present RGS catering manual and his advice is still sought for extreme expeditions. Later as a concept engineer and solutions architect, Nigel worked SAS Regiment and has also designed and built protective equipment housings for the RAF Tornado. In 1991 Nigel designed and manufactured a special camera platform for the first ever hot air balloon flight at 33,000ft over Mt Everest and as a result, he worked on Sir Richard Branson’s round the world balloon project advising on the small capsule’s internal ergonomic layout and the living routines for the crew alongside. Prior to Windhorse, he was Managing Director of the Ascenta™ – The high-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system acquired by Facebook in 2014 to provide internet access into the developing world.

Jonathan Yoni Ofir (Get Leaf)

CEO

Yoni Ofir is Co-Founder and CEO of LEAF, the plug-n-plant™ system that automatically grows medical plants and food from the comfort of your home. Yoni founded LEAF in 2015 after he decided to build a growing system for his own needs and encountered overwhelming consumer demand. In September 2015 LEAF was the first ever cannabis startup to participate in Techrunch Disrupt Battlefield. LEAF was named Product Hunt 2016 Hardware Product of the Year and was featured on VICELAND’s Weediquette. Prior to LEAF, Yoni served in the Israeli military for three years before founding Alcohoot (now Vertisense), a smartphone breathalyzer company that was backed by Techstars and acquired in 2014. Alcohoot was included on Entrepreneur’s 100 Brilliant Companies list and won several awards, including a Mashable Choice Award and a Red Dot Award for product design.

Dr. Chris Tackaberry (CliniThink)

CEO & Co-Founder

Dr Chris Tackaberry is co-founder and CEO of Clinithink, a leading AI company in healthcare. A former physician and computer scientist, Dr Tackaberry and his colleagues at Clinithink are creating value for the healthcare and life science ecosystems through novel and disruptive technologies which exploit rich unstructured data in clinical narrative. Since Clinithink’s inception in 2009, the company has undertaken ground breaking work with global healthcare organizations to leverage unstructured clinical data and help solve complex clinical and business problems.

Dr. Yoram Levanon (Beyond Verbal Communication)

CSO

Chief science officer (CSO ) of Beyond Verbal Communication Ltd., Israel (world leader of Emotions Analytics field and vocal biomarkers field ). With multiple degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Operations research-Dr. Levanon has chosen multidisciplinary studies and implementations as his preferred career. Based on that approach and on his rich experience he creates the infrastructure of the Emotion Analytics field , where physical models of brain and voice and decision making (emotional and rational) models have been used by him in the development process from 1995 until now. During this process he has discovered (in addition to Emotions universal mapping through intonation) that specific voice features/distortions are biomarkers of several diseases and has validated these findings with leading institutes (CAD-with Mayo Clinic ,Autism-with Weitzman institute ,Neuro diseases with Hadassah Hospital ,and others ).

 

Infrastructure & Interconnectivity

José Mariano López Urdiales (Zero 2 Infinity)

CEO & Founder

Sparked by his lifetime exposure to rockets, balloons and Space Exploration projects in which his father was involved, Jose Mariano became an entrepreneur in 2009 when he founded Zero 2 Infinity. He set himself to change the way we go to Space. An MIT-grad, from Aero/Astro, he’s convinced that frequent and low cost access to Space is around the corner. And it does not require new technologies, just using what exists in a different way. This will enable constellations of microsatellites to better connect and protect the Earth. Even affordable Space Tourism is possible, as he proposed back in 2002. To prepare himself to start Zero 2 Infinity he worked at Boeing Phantom Works, the Boston Consulting Group and the European Space Agency. Surrounded by a group of talented youngsters and industry veterans, with Zero 2 Infinity, he’s proving there are no limits.

Martin Micko (SearchInk)

COO & Co-Founder

Martin Micko co-founded SearchInk in 2015 where Machine Intelligence algorithms are combined to disrupt the current business workflows and the way people work today.

Martin has always had an interest in how businesses can overcome critical challenges using breakthrough technologies. Along with 4 co-founders, he established SearchInk with the goal of empowering companies and employees by optimizing their administrative operations.

Prior to SearchInk, Martin held executive roles at IBM, Sony and Dell EMC building a strong expertise in B2B & B2C sales and marketing on both regional and international levels.

Josef Brunner (Relayr.io )

CEO & Founding Investor

Josef Brunner serves as relayr’s Chief Executive Officer. Josef has been instrumental in launching multiple IT and Cyber Security companies, like JouleX (2009) and Bastille Networks (2004). Before starting relayr, he completed his tenure with Cisco Systems, which began after the 2013 Cisco acquisition of JouleX, where he was Co-Founder and Chief Architect. Josef is also an active venture capitalist through his venture capital firm AFT Ventures.

Raul Krauthausen (Wheelmap)

Founder

Born in Peru with a zest for action, Raúl Krauthausen grew up in Berlin. He was a student at the Berlin University of Arts, went on to study Design Thinking, created a campaign for the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) and hosted a call-in radio show for people in crisis situations. Those conversations with his listeners, dealing with poverty, abuse and loneliness, made a lasting impression on him. In reaction to this experience, the idea to create the SOZIALHELDEN with a group of friends was born. The organisation, which is a social enterprise consisting of a group of extraordinary changemakers and creative activists, has reaped many prizes for its highly successful projects.

Examples of the SOZIALHELDEN’s sustainable and innovative projects are „Pfandtastisch helfen!“, which enables supermarket customers to donate bottle return receipts to social projects and „Deutschland sucht den SuperZivi“, a radio casting show with the aim of finding the ideal personal assistant.

At the moment Krauthausen is focussing on the development of Wheelmap.org and its community, as well as on the expansion of Leidmedien.de. This online platform and workshop series for journalists strives to bring about a more balanced and non-discriminatory portrayal of people with disabilities in the media.

In April 2013 Krauthausen was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the German President.

Machinery & Manufacturing

Jade Le Maître (Hease Robotics)

CTO & Co-founder

Co-founder and CTO of Hease Robotics (www.heaserobotics.com), Jade Le Maître has taken much initiative to be involved in the robotics community. With a background in engineering and having fully conducted a research project about human-robot interaction, Jade found her passion in working in the science communication sector. Throughout her journey of working in science and robotics for 5 years, Jade teamed up with Max Vallet – who became her co-founder and CEO of Hease Robotics. After creating their team, it took them just 4 months to build a high-quality working prototype of the first robot catered to the retail industry and customer services. At just the age of 29, Jade spearheads the technical side of the project: determining what the perfect technical options are, managing the team, all to deliver the dream robot in such a short period of time. Jade is also the founder of the unique worldwide directory of talented women working in robotics and affiliated industries @WomenInRobotics, has her own updated Twitter account @Aratta, publishes informative articles on LinkedIn and manages her tech-focused website.

Lisa Winter (Mattel)

Engineering Product Manager

A roboticist since childhood, Lisa has 20 years experience designing and building robots. She has competed in all U.S. Robot Wars and BattleBots competitions since 1996, including ABC’s BattleBots. Lisa was recently named one of the top 25 women in robotics you need to know about by Robohub. She has been inventing and rapid prototyping connected devices since the beginning of the IoT movement. Currently an Engineering Project Manager at Mattel, developing a smart wearable baby monitor. At night she builds robots, and dreams of ways to help animals and the environment.

Samantha Payne (Open Bionics)

Co-founder

Co-Founder of Open Bionics; an award-winning startup developing low-cost bionic hands that look and feel good, for amputees or those born without a hand. Now part of the Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars! Samantha, recently named as one of the top 25 women in robotics you need to know about by Robohub and Marie Claire’s Top Women In Tech, co-founded Open Bionics with Joel Gibbard in 2014, and focuses on building Open Bionics’​ profile, business model, network, and raising rounds. Samantha and Joel pitched the company at the Finals of Intel’s Global ‘Make It Wearable’​ Challenge in 2014 and took home the $250,000 cash prize for 2nd Place from among over 400 entrants in the Challenge. The startup has also won multiple other awards for innovation, including being named one of the top 50 robotics businesses in the world alongside Google and Amazon. Samantha’s extensive business and leadership training has come from high profile mentors such as Philip Kongsgaard Døssing, Senior Concept Designer at Lego group, Pixar’s Ralph Guggenheim, former Apple marketer Guy Kawasaki, and she completed an intensive 3-month hands-on training program in Lean Startup principles with UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Damien Declercq (Local Motors)

EVP EMEA

With a background in mechanical and production engineering, and a master in management, Damien has stated his career in the battery and automotive after market. Before joining Local Motors, Damien was working on putting enthusiastic eco-friendly cars on the European roads through the use of co-creation and partnership with OEMs. Damien joined Local Motors in 2011 to serve as the Program Manager for the XC2V, a military vehicle developed for DARPA in 5 month. He then led the Business Development of Local Motors, developing the outsourced innovation business line, strategic partnerships as well as the co-creation mission. In 2014, Damien moved back to Europe to lead the setup and growth of the network of Microfactories and vehicles portfolio for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. After engaging the local mobility stakeholders, in the Urban Mobility Challenge: Berlin 2030, and validating the demand, Damien has led the European team in the development of a self driving Shuttle named Olli and the associated Self Driving Vehicle Fleet System offering.

 

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