Agenda 2017

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MAY 10
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    May 10, Wednesday: Startup battlefield & exhibition opening1pm Doors Open
  • 13:40 - 14:00
    Green stage

    Grants4Tech Opening Keynote

    Dr. Oliver Brock (TU Berlin) 
    Dr. Oliver Brock (TU Berlin)

    Oliver Brock is the Alexander-von-Humboldt Professor of Robotics in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. He received his Diploma in Computer Science in 1993 from the Technische Universität Berlin and his Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1994 and 2000, respectively. He also held post-doctoral positions at Rice University and Stanford University.

    Starting in 2002, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, before to moving back to the Technische Universität Berlin in 2009. The research of Brock’s lab, the Robotics and Biology Laboratory, focuses on autonomous mobile manipulation, interactive perception, grasping, manipulation, soft hands, interactive learning, motion generation, and the application of algorithms and concepts from robotics to computational problems in structural molecular biology. He is also the president of the Robotics: Science and Systems foundation.

    Digital Health & Life Sciences
  • 14:00 - 19:00
    Main stage

    CUBE Challenge Startup Competition: Elimination Round

     

    Over 200 startups from our ecosystem will be pitching for our three-round CUBE Challenge. The pitches will take place in front of top corporate representatives, VCs and tech experts. The final round will be judged by Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 14:00 - 18:00
    VW Lounge

    Food & Mobility Summit + Workshop

    Helmut Ramsauer (SPINPARTNERS), Christiane Bausback (N+P Industrial Design GmbH) 
    Helmut Ramsauer (SPINPARTNERS)
    Christiane Bausback (N+P Industrial Design GmbH)

    Christiane Bausback from N+P Industrial Design and Helmut Ramsauer from SPINPARTNERS will introduce the visionary concept of “Food & Mobility as-a-Service“. During the creative workshop, participants will discuss in cross-industry teams how to solve the challenge of premium dining experiences in transit. We are expecting an exciting blend of global brands, SMEs and startups from industries including food, aviation, transport, automotive, retail and vending.

    By registration only. Please register by sending an email to hra@spin.partners.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Media Lounge

    Impulses on Innovation for SMEs

    BWA Commission of Innovation 
    BWA Commission of Innovation

    Don’t miss BWA Deutschland’s presentation their publication “Innovation – Werttreiber der Wirtschaft“, a thought-provoking look at innovation and SMEs. They’ll delve into the role of education, potential barriers, protection issues and influences of culture.

    The presentation will take place in the Media Lounge. 

    Check out the brochure here!

  • 14:00 - 19:00
    Green stage

    CUBE Challenge Startup Competition: Elimination Round

     

    Over 200 startups from our ecosystem will be pitching for our three-round CUBE Challenge. The pitches will take place in front of top corporate representatives, VCs and tech experts. The final round will be judged by Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 14:00 - 19:00
    Red stage

    CUBE Challenge Startup Competition: Elimination Round

     

    Over 200 startups from our ecosystem will be pitching for our three-round CUBE Challenge. The pitches will take place in front of top corporate representatives, VCs and tech experts. The final round will be judged by Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 14:20 - 17:30
    Life Science Arena

    Grants4Tech Robotic Competition

    Nicolas Bernsmeier (Bayer AG), Carl-Helmut Coulon (INVITE GmbH), Maria Luisa Binda (Bayer AG) 
    Nicolas Bernsmeier (Bayer AG)
    Carl-Helmut Coulon (INVITE GmbH)
    Maria Luisa Binda (Bayer AG)

    Watch robots go head-to-head! 6 finalist teams will compete in the #1 Robotic Competition – Grants4Tech Robotic Challenge.

    With the Grants4Tech robotic challenge, Bayer aims to strengthen the bond between the Life sciences industry and academic robotic research communities and enthusiasts. Bayer aims for a complete new class of applications based on modern robotics.

    The task: sampling of powder for quality control from a drum of incoming raw materials is done hundreds of times a day at each of our multiple sites worldwide. Solving this challenge will have a disruptive impact to future operations and robotic applications.

    Digital Health & Life Sciences
  • 19:00 - 21:00
    Main stage

    International Welcome Reception & Connectors Networking

     

    Kick off the Tech Fair at our welcome reception! Mix, mingle and network amongst the many international startups, corporate partners and attendees.

  • May 11, Thursday: Day 1 - Grand Opening9am Doors Open
  • 09:00 - 09:45
    Main stage

    CUBE Tech Fair Opening Remarks by mayor of Berlin Ramona Pop

    Ramona Pop, Senator 
    Ramona Pop, Senator

    Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economy, Energy and Enterprises Ramona Pop will cut the red ribbon, signifying the start of CUBE’s inaugural Tech Fair. This will subsequently be followed by an exclusive tour.

  • 09:45 - 10:15
    Main stage

    CUBE Tech Fair Grand Opening

     

    Don’t miss the inaugural opening act of the CUBE Tech Fair! 

  • 10:15 - 11:00
    Main stage

    Fireside Chat with Robin Wright & Kai Diekmann

    Kai Diekmann, Robin Wright 
    Kai Diekmann
    Robin Wright

    World-renowned House of Cards’ Star and Tech Activist Robin Wright will speak about The Use of Conflict Minerals In Tech.

    “I am delighted to join the CUBE Tech Fair – a global ecosystem not afraid to raise awareness of humanitarian challenges that tech creates, all the while offering solutions to positively shape global innovation.” – Robin Wright.

     

    Fireside Chat
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Main stage

    The Future of Healthcare

    Kemal Malik, Board of Management of Bayer, responsible for Innovation 
    Kemal Malik, Board of Management of Bayer, responsible for Innovation

    The Future of Healthcare

    Kemal Malik is a member of the Board of Management of Bayer, responsible for Innovation. Bayer is one of the world’s leading Life Science companies with core competencies in the areas of healthcare and agriculture. Kemal Malik will be talking about the future of healthcare, the importance of open innovation and the link between Life Science related startups and Bayer. He will also be a jury member for the Life Science & Digital Health rounds of the CUBE Challenge.

    “At Bayer everything we do is about innovation but we realize that there is lot of innovation outside of Bayer. I found it a great chance to be part of the global CUBE ecosystem and to combine our expertise with the wealth of ideas emanating from bright minds from around the world. With the new perspectives of young startups we are able to develop new and disruptive technologies and shape the future of health care.” – Kemal Malik

    Digital Health & Life SciencesKeynote
  • 11:20 - 11:40
    Main stage

    Beyond Connected Cars – The Future of Urban Mobility

    Johann Jungwirth, CDO Volkswagen 
    Johann Jungwirth, CDO Volkswagen

    Beyond Connected Cars

    The Future of Urban Mobility

    Come and listen Chief Digital Officer Johann Jungwirth as he discusses the future of urban mobility and what the car of the future will really look like.

    KeynoteMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 11:40 - 12:55
    CityCube

    CUBE Tech Fair Lunch

     

    Grab some lunch and mingle. This is your chance to network!

  • 12:00 - 12:30
    Mobility Arena

    Concept Car for Autonomous Driving

     

    Host: Volkswagen Group Research: Jonas Bruenig und Eduard Jundt

    The driver of an automatic driving car changes for shorter or longer periods into the role of a passenger. As consequence, changes are not only required regarding the vehicle performance, but also with respect to the interior of the vehicle. The goal of the Project was the development and realization of an interior for a travel vehicle with respect to the future scenario “fully automatic driving“.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 12:40 - 13:00
    Red stage

    Between Make or Buy (in German)

    Marco Luschnat (Ministry Group) 
    Marco Luschnat (Ministry Group)

    How the “startup as a service” approach will change the way corporates invest in innovation.

    In 1999, Marco Luschnat founded Ministry of Media Mediaproductions & Consulting GmbH which today – under the name Ministry GmbH – is established as one of the best agencies with digital focus in Germany. Since 2013 Ministry is part of the “Ministry Group” which also includes AntTrail (social media), 6ft Rabbit (movie production and Digital Motion (digital analytics). In 2014 Ministry Group introduced the format of X-teams: cross-functional, self dependent and non-hierarchical units.

    Keynote
  • 12:45 - 13:25
    Green stage

    Cyber Security: Hackers’ Biggest Fears Revealed

    Andreas Rohr (DCSO Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation GmbH), Wendy M. Grossman, Dmitry Volkov (Group-IB), Dennis Mitzner 
    Andreas Rohr (DCSO Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation GmbH)
    Wendy M. Grossman
    Dmitry Volkov (Group-IB)
    Dennis Mitzner

    In the wake of persistent security attacks and hacks faced by both business and governments worldwide, cybersecurity remains a major issue despite constant improvement in the field. What are the new techniques used, how can they be used to efficiently fight crime both off- and online and what are the roles played by hackers and governments alike will be discussed in our panel.

    Infrastructure & InterconnectivityPanel
  • 12:55 - 13:30
    Main stage

    Digital Europe Initiative – What Europe can learn from the US

    Benjamin Rohé (GTEC), Bernhard Mattes (American Chamber of Commerce in Germany), Martina Larkin (World Economic Forum Geneva) 
    Benjamin Rohé (GTEC)
    Bernhard Mattes (American Chamber of Commerce in Germany)
    Martina Larkin (World Economic Forum Geneva)

    How will political shifts and the state of the European economy actually affect digital ecosystems across Europe? Martina Larkin, Head of Europe and Eurasia for the World Economic Forum will discuss the main obstacles and opportunities on the road to a truly digital Europe with high-level representatives from the startup, corporate and governmental worlds.

    Panel
  • 13:00 - 13:40
    Red stage

    Driving Digital to the Core – Smart Cities, Smart Cars, Big Data

    Christian Arnold (EWE AG), Anya Babbitt (SPLT), Prof. Dr. Erich Schöls (Research Lab Design + Systems), Freddie Geier (Adventures GmbH), Felix Scharf (Volkswagen Group Ideation:Hub), Harald Marx (Daimler Fleetboard Innovation Hub) 
    Christian Arnold (EWE AG)
    Anya Babbitt (SPLT)
    Prof. Dr. Erich Schöls (Research Lab Design + Systems)
    Freddie Geier (Adventures GmbH)
    Felix Scharf (Volkswagen Group Ideation:Hub)
    Harald Marx (Daimler Fleetboard Innovation Hub)

    In a world where every thing has the potential to become “smart”, the notion “smart city” has become an increasingly popular umbrella term for tech-based urban systems that aim to create efficient city management all the while aiming to be sustainable. In order to reap the fruits of a smart city, it takes the interplay of many stakeholders: those at the forefront of energy transformation, car makers and truck drivers, as well as designers of the future. When bringing all these stakeholders to the table, this panel aims to ask what are the real advantages and drawbacks of smart cities for citizens, companies and governments, and what new technologies are empowering the new breed of energy-conscious businesses? Our panel will discuss.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 13:00 - 13:30
    VW Lounge

    Workshop: IoT Operations

     

    In this workshop, we spread awareness and provide a platform for a know how exchange for an unfortunately too rarely addressed topic in the area of industry 4.0 / digital transformation, wich is the long-term operation of a platform-based business model 24/7, 365 under “maximum load“ under consideration of all relevant “Safety and security “Standards of the German industry

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 13:30 - 13:50
    Main stage

    The Value of Digital Life Science

    Daniel Hartert, Bayer CIO & Executive Board of Bayer Business Services 
    Daniel Hartert, Bayer CIO & Executive Board of Bayer Business Services

    Daniel Hartert is CIO of Bayer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Bayer Business Services. Bayer is one of the world’s leading Life Science companies with core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. Daniel Hartert will be pointing out the relevance of digitization in these areas and the accompanying importance of cooperation with technology companies outside of Bayer.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesKeynote
  • 13:30 - 14:00
    Mobility Arena

    Automotive Service Robot

     

    Speaker: Kristin Fondahl

    Automotive Service Robotics – self driving cars do not need a driver for driving. But what about all the other things the driver does at the moment: charging, cleaning, loading, etc.? Within Volkswagen Group Research we develop solutions for this self-driving future.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 13:50 - 14:00
    Main stage

    Grants4Tech Announcement

    Daniel Hartert, Bayer CIO & Executive Board of Bayer Business Services 
    Daniel Hartert, Bayer CIO & Executive Board of Bayer Business Services

    How far can we push the boundaries of robotics? 

    Sampling of powder for quality control from a drum of incoming raw materials is done hundreds of times a day at each of our multiple sites worldwide. Watch the videos at grants4tech.bayer.com .

    Can you imagine a robot solving this? Six teams from four countries developed real prototypes using cutting edge-technology and present their technology at Cube-Tech-Fair in Berlin to the world.

    Join us and watch research with disruptive impact to our industry. 

    Digital Health & Life Sciences
  • 14:00 - 14:20
    Main stage

    Making Space For Outer Space

    José Mariano López Urdiales (Zero 2 Infinity) 
    José Mariano López Urdiales (Zero 2 Infinity)

    Making Space For Outer Space: How simplifying access to space can solve our earthly problems.

    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. 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. At Zero 2 Infinity, he’s developing Bloostar, a dedicated small satellite launcher to put satellites in Low Earth Orbit on demand; and Bloon, a pressurized pod to take human beings to the Edge of Space for leisure and science. What both projects have in common is that they use high-altitude balloons as a means of fighting gravity.

    Infrastructure & InterconnectivityKeynote
  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Red stage

    CUBE Challenge Semifinals – Infrastructure & Interconnectivity

     

    The best international tech startups fight for a seat in the final! Pitches in this round will pertain to the category of Infrastructure & Interconnectivity.

    1. Green City Solutions GmbH
    2. Xapix.io
    3. Ubitricity (Fast Track)
    4. Predict.io
    5. Worldsensing/Solutions (Fast Track)
    6. GuardKnox
    7. Inspirient GmbH
    8. Hornetsecurity GmbH (Fast Track)

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 14:00 - 17:00
    Life Science Arena

    Grants4Tech Robotic Competition

    Nicolas Bernsmeier (Bayer AG), Carl-Helmut Coulon (INVITE GmbH), Maria Luisa Binda (Bayer AG) 
    Nicolas Bernsmeier (Bayer AG)
    Carl-Helmut Coulon (INVITE GmbH)
    Maria Luisa Binda (Bayer AG)

    How far can we push the boundaries of robotics? 

    Sampling of powder for quality control from a drum of incoming raw materials is done hundreds of times a day at each of our multiple sites worldwide. Watch the videos at grants4tech.bayer.com .

    Can you imagine a robot solving this? Six teams from four countries developed real prototypes using cutting edge-technology and present their technology at Cube-Tech-Fair in Berlin to the world.

    Join us and watch research with disruptive impact to our industry.

  • 14:10 - 14:50
    Green stage

    High Flying Crop Science

    Martin Weber (INFARM), David Saad (Agro Innovation Lab), Damien Goldring (Consumer Physics Inc. ), Nigel Gifford OBE (OZONEERING), Jonathan Yoni Ofir (Get Leaf) 
    Martin Weber (INFARM)
    David Saad (Agro Innovation Lab)
    Damien Goldring (Consumer Physics Inc. )
    Nigel Gifford OBE (OZONEERING)
    Jonathan Yoni Ofir (Get Leaf)

    High Flying Crop Science: What drones, sensors and big data are bringing to AgTech.

    Increased population growth has resulted in the need to ramp up food production. Tech startups are creating a range of agricultural software, services and farming techniques aimed at bringing more data and efficiency to the sector.

    How efficient are these new techniques? Will they be happening in fields or in cities? Which technologies are yielding the best results and what can we expect moving forward? This will be discussed by our panel of international experts.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesPanel
  • 14:20 - 14:45
    Main stage

    From Germany to the USA – An Entrepreneur’s Journey

    Steli Efti (Close.io) 
    Steli Efti (Close.io)

    Steli Efti is the co-founder and CEO of Close.io. He’s Silicon Valley’s most prominent sales hustler, a Y Combinator alumni, advisor to several startups and the author of The Follow-Up Formula: How to get everything you want by doing what nobody else does.

    Keynote
  • 14:30 - 15:00
    VW Lounge

    Workshop: IoT Operations

     

    In this workshop, we spread awareness and provide a platform for a know how exchange for an unfortunately too rarely addressed topic in the area of industry 4.0 / digital transformation, wich is the long-term operation of a platform-based business model 24/7, 365 under “maximum load“ under consideration of all relevant “Safety and security “Standards of the German industry

  • 14:45 - 14:50
    Main stage

    Impulse with Josef Brunner of relayr

    Josef Brunner (Relayr.io ) 
    Josef Brunner (Relayr.io )

    Josef Brunner serves as relayr’s Chief Executive Officer. Josef has been instrumental in launching multiple IT and Cyber Security companies, including 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.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 14:50 - 15:30
    Main stage

    The Internet of Things & The Next Fifty Years

    Markus Lorch (IBM), Maria Urban (PIABO), Alexander Britz (Microsoft Germany), Frederik Brantner (Magazino), Josef Brunner (Relayr.io ) 
    Markus Lorch (IBM)
    Maria Urban (PIABO)
    Alexander Britz (Microsoft Germany)
    Frederik Brantner (Magazino)
    Josef Brunner (Relayr.io )

    From chatbots who read human emotions to robots performing life-saving surgeries, science-fiction scenarios have never been more real. What are the most recent advances in robotics and how far are we really from achieving singularity? Our panel of experts will discuss all of the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for the human race.

    Machinery & ManufacturingPanel
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Green stage

    CUBE Challenge Semifinals – Machinery & Manufacturing

     

    The best international tech startups fight for a seat in the final! Pitches in this round will pertain to the category of Machinery & Manufacturing.

    1. StoreDot (Fast Track)
    2. arculus GmbH
    3. FDX Fluid Dynamix GmbH
    4. Volute, Inc.
    5. NavVis US (Fast Track)
    6. Solmove GmbH
    7. Toposens GmbH
    8. Konux (Fast Track)

    Machinery & Manufacturing
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Mobility Arena

    Speeddating – Startups meet Volkswagen Group

     

    Speeddating is a format to meet many and diverse people in a short time. If interesting matches occur, further talks can follow up afterwards.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 15:10 - 15:30
    Red stage

    Deep Tech Entrepreneurship – Lessons Learned

    Dr. Chahab Nastar (EIT Digital) 
    Dr. Chahab Nastar (EIT Digital)

    Dr. Chahab Nastar is the Chief Innovation Officer of EIT Digital. Before that, as Vice President of Advanced Development at SAP, he has been managing next-generation analytics software development at SAP. Previously, he was the cofounder and CEO of computer vision software maker LTU technologies, successfully acquired by Jastec Corporation, a listed company based in Tokyo. Chahab started his career as the head of a research group on image indexing at INRIA. He graduated from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and is a former fellow of the MIT Media Lab.

    Keynote
  • 15:35 - 15:55
    Red stage

    Designed For Tomorrow

    Jeremy Tai Abbett (InsurTech.vc) 
    Jeremy Tai Abbett (InsurTech.vc)

    With great design comes great responsibility.

    As software continues to take over the world and machines start to dictate the majority of our lives, interactions between people and machines are becoming ever more prevalent. The story as of now has been one of engineering; the engineer being the shaper of how we interact with machines. This is rapidly changing as the designer’s role is now elevated to go beyond the way a thing looks and feels, but more importantly, the way a a thing works.

    Keynote
  • 15:35 - 16:00
    Main stage

    Experience Industry 4.0

    Prof. Dr. Jefferson Gomes (Aeronautic Technological Institute) 
    Prof. Dr. Jefferson Gomes (Aeronautic Technological Institute)

    Since January 2004, Prof. Dr. Jefferson Gomes works as professor in the Division of Mechanical Engineering-Aeronautical of the Technological Institute of Aeronautics – ITA. He is also the Coordinator of the Competence Center in Manufacturing (CCM-ITA). He supervises researches from graduation (Master and Ph.D.) and undergraduation programs, as a researcher of CNPq Grant on Research Productivity. Jefferson has both industrial and academic experience in the field of Mechanical and Production Engineering, working mainly in the following subjects: performance analysis of manufacturing processes, performance analysis of organizational and technological plants, industrial decision-making support, sustainability in industrial manufacturing processes, and innovation management.

    Keynote
  • 16:00 - 16:45
    Main stage

    Coffee With Robots : Innovations in Human-Robot Interaction

    Dr. Armgard von Reden (Leibniz University Hannover), Yao Zhang (RoboTerra, Inc.), Jade Le Maître (Hease Robotics), Lisa Winter (Mattel), Samantha Payne (Open Bionics) 
    Dr. Armgard von Reden (Leibniz University Hannover)
    Yao Zhang (RoboTerra, Inc.)
    Jade Le Maître (Hease Robotics)
    Lisa Winter (Mattel)
    Samantha Payne (Open Bionics)

    They can help you at work, clean your house and wake up your children. As we move towards increasingly standardised human robot interactions what will this mean in regards to emotional impacts and social components? Our panel of robotics and automation experts will discuss the helpful and harmful effects of HRI in the long and short-term.

    Machinery & ManufacturingPanel
  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Red stage

    CUBE Challenge Semifinals – Digital Health & Life Sciences

     

    The best international tech startups fight for a seat in the final! Pitches in this round will pertain to the category of Digital Health & Life Sciences.

    1. Atomwise (Fast Track)
    2. COLDPLASMATECH
    3. VivoSensMedical GmbH
    4. Zooprotein (Fast Track)
    5. LEAF Grow
    6. PackID (Fast Track)
    7. Nandi Pads
    8. SciCrop® (Fast Track)
    9. Entlitic

    Digital Health & Life Sciences
  • 16:00 - 17:00
    Mobility Arena

    Startup Q&A Session

     

    Speaker: Felix Scharf & Dr. Kai Christin Rose

    The Startup Q&A Sessions are an open format geared towards Startups to learn and ask any questions about how to interact with industry partners in particular the Volkswagen Group. As every Startup is unique and in different phases, the Q&A topics may vary from discussing content, business models, processes, approaches, industry projects, best practice etc.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 16:05 - 17:00
    Green stage

    Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence

    Eugene Borukhovich, Global Head of Digital Health & Innovation, Bayer, Dr. Chris Tackaberry (CliniThink), Dr. Yoram Levanon (Beyond Verbal Communication) 
    Eugene Borukhovich, Global Head of Digital Health & Innovation, Bayer
    Dr. Chris Tackaberry (CliniThink)
    Dr. Yoram Levanon (Beyond Verbal Communication)

    The healthcare sector must find cost-effective ways to identify and monitor the causes of early stage diseases. Population growth and the dramatic shortage of medical doctors will all contribute to the continued rise in healthcare costs.

    As a result, researchers have developed tools which may be able to identify whether or not you are ill based on voice intonation alone. At the same time, AI is transforming massive amounts of unstructured patient data into clear clinical narratives. What could these findings mean for the future of healthcare? Our fireside chat will delve into outcomes of these possibilities.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesFireside Chat
  • 16:30 - 17:00
    VW Lounge

    Workshop: IoT Operations

     

    In this workshop, we spread awareness and provide a platform for a know how exchange for an unfortunately too rarely addressed topic in the area of industry 4.0 / digital transformation, wich is the long-term operation of a platform-based business model 24/7, 365 under “maximum load“ under consideration of all relevant “Safety and security “Standards of the German industry

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 16:45 - 17:30
    Main stage

    Cracking The Human Code – Breakthrough Innovations in Digital Health

    Alexander Levy (Atomwise), Ekaterina Bereziy (ExoAtlet), Celina Chew, President of Bayer China, Todd Huffman (3Scan), Mark Davies (BenevolentAI), Hyunjun Park (Catalog) 
    Alexander Levy (Atomwise)
    Ekaterina Bereziy (ExoAtlet)
    Celina Chew, President of Bayer China
    Todd Huffman (3Scan)
    Mark Davies (BenevolentAI)
    Hyunjun Park (Catalog)

    There has been a huge shift in health sector in the past ten years. For instance, brain surgery is being performed by robots, people are undergoing medical consultations via smartphone, and patients are taking control of their own data thanks to wearables, home diagnostic tests and health platforms. With these advancements, the line between patient and consumer is becoming increasingly blurred. This panel will discuss these breakthroughs, as well as, the new ethical challenges posed by advances in the DNA sector.

    Digital Health & Life SciencesPanel
  • 17:30 - 17:50
    Main stage

    DJI Keynote

    Martin Brandenburg (DJI GmbH) 
    Martin Brandenburg (DJI GmbH)

    Martin Brandenburg is at DJI since 2015 building the European Business. Previously in various European and global managing roles within retail and the IT industry (Fujitsu, Siemens, Dell), focusing primarily on Business Development, Partner Management, Commercial and Consumer Sales as well as General Marketing.

    KeynoteMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 17:50 - 18:10
    Main stage

    “Go Big or Go Home” – How One Israeli Entrepreneur is Changing the Game

    Moshe Hogeg (Singulariteam) 
    Moshe Hogeg (Singulariteam)

    Moshe Hogeg was chosen as one of Israel’s top movers and shakers by Forbes magazine. Singulariteam was selected as the most active VC in Israel in 2015 by IVC. The fund has raised $150M up to date. Moshe is also the Founder of Sirin Labs which launched Solarin, the world’s most high-end and secure mobile phone. It opened boutique stores in Mayfair and Harrods locations in London. Moshe is also known for being the founder of ‘Yo’.

    Keynote
  • 18:10 - 18:15
    Main stage

    Announcement VW Mobility Award

    Dr. Jennifer Sarah Geffers (Group IT, Volkswagen) 
    Dr. Jennifer Sarah Geffers (Group IT, Volkswagen)

    VW’s Ideation:Hub will be awarding one of the CUBE Challenge semi-finalists from the infrastructure and interconnectivity sector with an industry project (including €15,000), plus global company recognition! The location of the project could be in Berlin, Barcelona or San Francisco.

    Watch the winning startup get selected on May 11th!

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 18:30 - 21:00

    CUBE TECH FAIR PARTY

     

    Party like a Berliner! We’ve organized an exciting party so you can let loose after a long day of pitching and networking. Drinks, music and more! Come celebrate and dance the night away with some of the best people in the international tech scene.

  • May 12, Friday: Day 2 - Grand Finale
  • 09:20 - 09:30

    Iron Man Flight

    Richard Browning, The real-life Iron Man 
    Richard Browning, The real-life Iron Man

    Real-life Iron Man, Richard Browning, tests the boundaries of gravity at CUBE Tech Fair. Watch him fly high!

     

  • 09:30 - 09:45
    Main stage

    Welcome Back & CUBE Challenge Announcement

     

    Its official! The jury members have made their decision. Come find out which startups will compete in front of Steve Wozniak at the CUBE Challenge finale.

    Enlitic, Inc.
    Green City Solutions GmbH
    NavVis

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 09:45 - 10:00
    Main stage

    Rockets, Satellites, and the Hyperloop – How Students Develop the High-Tech Future

    Martin. J. Losekamm (WARR) 
    Martin. J. Losekamm (WARR)

    Machinery & Manufacturing
  • 10:00 - 10:05
    Main stage

    Welcome Note by Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries

    Monika Villalba (Valder Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH), Bernd Osterloh (Volkswagen Group), Dr. Bernhard Rohleder (BITKOM), Léa Steinacker (WirtschaftsWoche), Brigitte Zypries, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy 
    Monika Villalba (Valder Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH)
    Bernd Osterloh (Volkswagen Group)
    Dr. Bernhard Rohleder (BITKOM)
    Léa Steinacker (WirtschaftsWoche)
    Brigitte Zypries, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

    The Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, will open the final day of the CUBE Tech Fair and bringing attention to startups with creative innovative solutions for drones and aerospace.

    Bernd Osterloh joined Volkswagen in 1977. He started his career as a production worker at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant. In 2005, Mr. Osterloh has been elected Chairperson of the Works Council of the Wolfsburg plant and General Works Council of the Volkswagen AG. 2006 Osterloh became President of the Global Group Works Council of the Volkswagen AG. He is member of the Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen Group.

    Monika Villalba (born as Valder) leads the Valder Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH in Kreuzau (close to Cologne) since 2001 as CEO. Monika learned everything about entrepreneurship and manufacturing from her father, the founder of the family business. Today Monika runs the organization with her children.

    Dr. Rohleder is co-founder and CEO of BITKOM which is the major association of the digital industry in Germany. BITKOM represents more than 2,400 companies with 700,000 employees, a yearly turnover of 140 billion Euros and additional exportations of 50 billion Euros. His career began at ZF Friedrichshafen, the Presseverlag Ploetz, the Ministry of Economics of Brandenburg and the German Plant Manufacturing and Machinery Association VDMA. Rohleder was a member of the former Enquete Commission on the Internet and the digital society of the German Parliament. He represents the digital industry as a member of the platform on the digitalization platform of the national IT-Summit of the federal government, the advisory board of the leading IT trade show CeBIT, as well as in the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

    As the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, Léa Steinacker develops strategies, products, and live experiences for the brand in close coordination with the publisher and the newsroom. She is responsible for assessing experimental formats and innovative business models and is a speaker on various digital topics. In her bi-weekly column, she analyzes the interaction between technical innovations, humans, and the economy. Until April 2017, she served in the role of Digital Scout.

  • 10:05 - 10:35
    Main stage

    Embracing Innovation – Germany in a Digital World (in German)

    Monika Villalba (Valder Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH), Bernd Osterloh (Volkswagen Group), Dr. Bernhard Rohleder (BITKOM), Léa Steinacker (WirtschaftsWoche), Brigitte Zypries, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy 
    Monika Villalba (Valder Kunststoffverarbeitungs GmbH)
    Bernd Osterloh (Volkswagen Group)
    Dr. Bernhard Rohleder (BITKOM)
    Léa Steinacker (WirtschaftsWoche)
    Brigitte Zypries, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

    Embracing Innovation

    Germany in a Digital World

    Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, will talk about what the 4th industrial revolution means for Germany and possibilities for the German digital landscape.

    Panel
  • 10:30 - 11:00
    Mobility Arena

    Making the elephant dance: Creating service-based business models at Volkswagen

     

    Speaker: Pascal Schniepp, Business Designer, Volkswagen Mobility Services

    The mission is clear! OEMs are in a transformation process from car-production-focused business towards a more service-driven and customer-centric approach. But how exactly is this going to happen? In this inter-active workshop Pascal Schniepp will give a glimpse of how Volkswagen ventures into new modes of business design for mobility services and exchange lessons learnt with the participants.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 10:40 - 11:00
    Main stage

    Great Blessing or Great Curse – Digitalization & Happiness

    Dr. Florian Langenscheidt 
    Dr. Florian Langenscheidt

    Great Blessing or Great Curse

    Digitalization & Happiness

    In a world where fast-growing technology is developed to solve problems and make life easier, why do we spend so much time worrying? The future belongs to the optimists! Author and philanthropist Florian Langenscheidt, writer of best-selling books such as “The Dictionary of Happiness”, and “Find Your Happiness: What really counts in life” will talk about finding happiness and purpose in a hyperconnected, ever-evolving world.

    Keynote
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Main stage

    Digital Farming

    Tobias Menne, Global Head of Digital Farming, Bayer 
    Tobias Menne, Global Head of Digital Farming, Bayer

    Digital Farming

    Tobias Menne is the Global Head of Digital Farming at Bayer. Bayer is one of the world’s leading Life Science companies with core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. Tobias will talk about the digital future of agriculture and new ways for farmers and start-ups to collaborate.
    „At Bayer’s Digital Farming it is all about farmer’s needs and radically new ways to address them. We are actively collaborating with start-ups and young companies around the world to test new beta products, learn together and bring products to market. “

    Digital Health & Life SciencesKeynote
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Green stage

    Hahna Alexander about SolePower

    Fiene Berger, ​Hahna Alexander​ (SolePower) 
    Fiene Berger
    ​Hahna Alexander​ (SolePower)

    Access to immediate and easy-to-use portable power is a constant problem across industries and in our daily lives. Hahna Alexander, CEO and founder of SolePower, connected workboots which transform footsteps into power and are currently being developped for the military, will be talking about the challenges of creating an “unplugged” new tech that can capture, generate, and store power as well as general trends in wearable technology. She will joined by one of our experts to discuss how SolePower came into existence and the technical challenges behind developing a continuous battery life that also provides location tracking, cloud access, and embedded sensing.

    Fireside ChatInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Red stage

    Open Source Impulse

    Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski (Boehmert & Boehmert) 
    Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski (Boehmert & Boehmert)

    Open Source Impulse

    Christian Czychowski focuses on information technology, patent, licensing, contract, copyright, and trademark law. His clients include worldwide technology companies, software companies, and leading industry associations. Christian Czychowski was a visiting lecturer at the Hasso-Plattner Institute for System Technology for many years. He has taught intellectual property law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Potsdam since 2006, and continues to teach in his capacity as honorary professor since 2014. He also gives regular lectures for the Deutsche Anwaltakademie as well as for the European Patent Office.

    Since autumn 2016, Christian Czychowski holds, together with attorney-at-law Dr. Anselm Brandi- Dohrn, one of the first online tutorials on IT law within a Massive Open Online Course of the Hasso-Plattner-Institute. Christian Czychowski is a member of the expert committee for copyright and publishing rights of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), and a member of the expert attorney committee on IT law of the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers. He is also a member of Licensing Executives Society (LES), the German Attorney Association, the German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI), and the Open Innovation Platform “Innovationskraftwerk”.

  • 11:00 - 11:30
    Mobility Arena

    Concept Car for Autonomous Driving

     

    Host: Volkswagen Group Research: Jonas Bruenig und Eduard Jundt

    The driver of an automatic driving car changes for shorter or longer periods into the role of a passenger. As consequence, changes are not only required regarding the vehicle performance, but also with respect to the interior of the vehicle. The goal of the Project was the development and realization of an interior for a travel vehicle with respect to the future scenario “fully automatic driving“.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 11:20 - 11:40
    Main stage

    Becoming Iron Man – The Evolution of the ‘Daedalus Flight Suit’

    Richard Browning, The real-life Iron Man 
    Richard Browning, The real-life Iron Man

    Intrigued by the possibilities of human-powered flight, Richard Browning set out to build an ‘Iron Man-like’ flight suit through his technology startup Gravity. Launched in March 2017, Gravity has invented, built and patented a unique flight system, now called the ‘Daedalus Flight Suit’. The dream was to reimagine an entirely new authentic form of human flight through in an elegant collaboration of mind and body augmented by cutting edge technology. As the news of the Daedalus Flight Suit continues its viral reach, Richard’s main vision is to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business. After relentless exploration, testing, and countless failures, Browning will share the understated truth behind bringing an audacious vision to life; how a deep-seated motive and quest for “What if” can actually propel you skyward.

    Keynote
  • 11:30 - 12:10
    Mobility Arena

    What comes after ownership?

     

    Speaker: Inga Gerstenberg, Product Manager

    Business Models like Uber, autonomous driving and especially the changing mobility behavior in urban areas are about to turn the OEM market upside down – therefore the big question is – what comes after ownership? Inga Gerstenberg will discuss this question with the audience and challenge the impact of these major trends for the OEM industry.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 11:45 - 12:05
    Main stage

    Grants4Tech Award Announcement

    Hartmut Klusik, Board of Management, Bayer AG 
    Hartmut Klusik, Board of Management, Bayer AG

    How far can we push the boundaries of robotics? 

    Sampling of powder for quality control from a drum of incoming raw materials is done hundreds of times a day at each of our multiple sites worldwide. Watch the videos at grants4tech.bayer.com .

    Can you imagine a robot solving this? Six teams from four countries developed real prototypes using cutting edge-technology and present their technology at Cube-Tech-Fair in Berlin to the world.

    Dr. Hartmut Klusik, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG, will moderate the award ceremony. 

    Digital Health & Life Sciences
  • 11:55 - 12:25
    Red stage

    The Evolution of Intelligence – AI as it relates to the human experience

    Dr. Gabriele Compostella (Volkswagen Data Lab ), Olivia Klose (Microsoft), Sam Shead (Business Insider UK), Martin Micko (SearchInk) 
    Dr. Gabriele Compostella (Volkswagen Data Lab )
    Olivia Klose (Microsoft)
    Sam Shead (Business Insider UK)
    Martin Micko (SearchInk)

    The various applications of artificial intelligence have been transforming the way we live, work, and see the future. With these new developments, the technological landscape has evolved into one of constant adaptation with mysterious outcomes. How can we predict what will come if we are incapable of predicting the extent to which machines can learn? What contribution is this technology adding to our experience as humans? Our panel of cross-industry experts will discuss the real impacts of artificial intelligence as it relates to their respective fields.

    Infrastructure & InterconnectivityPanel
  • 12:05 - 12:25
    Main stage

    Coming Clean – Hydrogen cars in a self-driving world

    Dr. Dan Recht (Volute, Inc.) 
    Dr. Dan Recht (Volute, Inc.)

    Autonomous vehicles and alternative fuels are both poised to transform transportation. We’re used to thinking of the consequences of these two massive changes separately, but combining them raises a new set of big questions. Where should electric vehicle chargers go if garages and parking lots disappear? Will fuels or batteries make more sense if most vehicles are operated by fleets? How will the transport of goods be different from the transport of people? Volute Inc., stands in the center of this storm as they develop an advanced hydrogen storage system ideal for a new generation of zero-emission vehicles. Volute’s CEO, Dan Recht, will tackle these questions and share how they are building technology for a world in which transportation might look very different than it does today.

    KeynoteMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 12:05 - 12:25
    Green stage

    Reinventing The Wheel

    Damien Declercq (Local Motors) 
    Damien Declercq (Local Motors)

    Reinventing The Wheel

    Innovations in mobility for the 21st Century – We are on the brink of a revolution in mobility! As more and more people gravitate to cities, urban transportation has become one of the most pressing challenges we have to solve within the next ten years. Damien Declerq, Executive Vice President of Local Motors, speaks on the challenges of urban mobility and his company’s innovative methods created to develop local forms of transportation: from 3D printing vehicles to self-driving shared buses.

    Infrastructure & InterconnectivityKeynote
  • 12:25 - 12:30
    Main stage

    Berlin – An important Crystallisation point for Industry 4.0

    Dr. Matthias von Bismarck-Osten (Investitionsbank Berlin) 
    Dr. Matthias von Bismarck-Osten (Investitionsbank Berlin)

    The digital economy is one of Berlin’s greatest success stories in the last decade and is bound to play a key role in the development of Industry 4.0 solutions. Today, around every 10th company in the German digital economy is being set up in Berlin and every 8th new “digital” job is created in Berlin.

    Keynote
  • 12:30 - 13:10
    Green stage

    Print Me Tender – Cross-industrial applications of 3D printing

    Lewis Blackwell (The Built Environment Trust), Anna-Elisabeth Keuder (Cellbricks), Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann (BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT), Lynette Kucsma (Natural Machines), Stephan Kühr (3YOURMIND) 
    Lewis Blackwell (The Built Environment Trust)
    Anna-Elisabeth Keuder (Cellbricks)
    Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd Nordemann (BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT)
    Lynette Kucsma (Natural Machines)
    Stephan Kühr (3YOURMIND)

    From healthcare to architecture, 3D printing seems to now have applications in almost every sector of the industry. How efficient this technology really is and what it means for manufacturing in the next five years will be discussed by our panel.

    Machinery & ManufacturingPanel
  • 12:30 - 13:15
    Main stage

    Investor’s Tech Instinct – Where Future Value Lies in B2B Markets

    Alex von Frankenberg (High-Tech Gründerfonds), Gonzalo Martinez (Samsung Ventures), Dr. Katrin Leonhardt (KfW), Dr. Matthias von Bismarck-Osten (Investitionsbank Berlin), Michael Brehm 
    Alex von Frankenberg (High-Tech Gründerfonds)
    Gonzalo Martinez (Samsung Ventures)
    Dr. Katrin Leonhardt (KfW)
    Dr. Matthias von Bismarck-Osten (Investitionsbank Berlin)
    Michael Brehm

    Dr. Katrin Leonhardt, M.A., is Senior Vice President and head of KfW’s division Mittelstandsbank. In this function, Katrin Leonhardt is responsible for all SME financing of KfW in Germany (especially for start-ups, innovative SMEs, energy efficiency and renewable energy). She is also responsible for the team which invests into Venture Capital Funds. Before joining KfW in 2000, Katrin Leonhardt has worked for the Federal State of Saxony. Ms. Leonhardt holds two degrees in economics and a PhD in political sciences.

    Gonzalo Martinez is the Head of the Israel office for Samsung Ventures, office he established in 2014. He has been investing in the valley, Europe and Israel since 2011. Major deals include PrimeSense (Acquired by Apple), Corephotonics,  StoreDot, Replay Technologies (acquired by Intel), Cortica, EarlySense, Rounds, Aveni, Elastifile, Imagry, Scylla.

    Dr. Matthias von Bismarck-Osten, Authorised Representative of IBB is responsible for Strategy and Products, Development & Housing and Urban Development.

     

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & ManufacturingPanel
  • 12:30 - 13:10
    Red stage

    Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Michael Schumann (BWA Federal Association for Economic Development & Foreign Trade), Marcus Ewald (Ewald & Rossing), Nikolas Fleschhut (Vogel Business Media) 
    Michael Schumann (BWA Federal Association for Economic Development & Foreign Trade)
    Marcus Ewald (Ewald & Rossing)
    Nikolas Fleschhut (Vogel Business Media)

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution fuses the technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. As this revolution continues to evolve at exponential rate, a growing concern is that it could yield greater inequality, particularly in its potential to disrupt labor markets.
    As automation substitutes for labor across the entire economy, talent will represent the critical factor of production, giving rise to a job market increasingly divided into “low-skill/low-pay” and “high-skill/high-pay” segments, which in turn will lead to an increase in social tensions at a global scale. Our panel will address this phenomenon as well as the economic opportunities and challenges ahead.

    Panel
  • 13:00 - 14:00
    Mobility Arena

    Speeddating – Startups meet Volkswagen Group

     

    Speeddating is a format to meet many and diverse people in a short time. If interesting matches occur, further talks can follow up afterwards.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 13:15 - 13:40
    Main stage

    Born 4.0

    Lewis Horne (Uniti Sweden) 
    Lewis Horne (Uniti Sweden)

    Born 4.0

    Mature companies globally are experiencing a digital revolution, whilst others are being born directly into this evolving digital ecosystem. The company as a digital native, isn’t learning digitisation, it knows nothing else. In this world, virtual, robotic and human realms coexist seamlessly. Lewis Horne is the CEO of electric car startup Uniti Sweden, where a fully automated factory is being launched from a digital platform.

    Keynote
  • 13:20 - 14:00
    Red stage

    Blockchain – Transformative or Transient

    Zoe Adamovicz (Neufund), Frank Schmiechen (Gründerszene), Dr. Patrik Pohl (Deutsche Bank AG’s Global Transaction Banking business), Perianne Boring (Chamber of Digital Commerce), Matthew Roszak (Bloq) 
    Zoe Adamovicz (Neufund)
    Frank Schmiechen (Gründerszene)
    Dr. Patrik Pohl (Deutsche Bank AG’s Global Transaction Banking business)
    Perianne Boring (Chamber of Digital Commerce)
    Matthew Roszak (Bloq)

    Matthew Roszak is co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a leading blockchain enterprise software company. Mr. Roszak is also founding partner of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on digital currencies and blockchain-enabled technologies.

    Dr. Patrik Pohl, Managing Director, is Head of Midcap Products in Deutsche Bank AG’s Global Transaction Banking business. His responsibilities include client solutions in Trade Finance, Cash Management and Lending and the digitalisation of the Midcap business in Germany. Prior to his current role, Patrik held various managerial positions within Deutsche Bank in Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, both in Coverage and Products.

    Perianne Boring is the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. Under her leadership, the Chamber leads several key industry initiatives including the Blockchain Alliance, the Global Blockchain Forum, the Smart Contracts Alliance, the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council, the Digital Assets Accounting Consortium, and the Chamber’s State Working Group, among others.

    Frank Schmiechen is editor in chief of Gründerszene. Gründerszene is the leading Online-Magazine for the Startup-Scene and the Digital Economy in Germany. He will be the moderator of this session.

    Infrastructure & InterconnectivityPanel
  • 13:20 - 13:30
    Green stage

    Impulse on The Fastest Charge In The World

    Andreas Sujata (StreetScooter GmbH) 
    Andreas Sujata (StreetScooter GmbH)

    Logistics behind the latest electric mobility innovation

    Andreas Sujata, Director Sales & Marketing R008 of StreetScooter GmbH has twenty years of experience in the development of sales structures including comprehensive personnel responsibilities development of operational structures and their implementation in multicultural environments / across cultures. He is the Digital Sales Expert and Leader for Digital Projects: i.e. “Corporate meets StartUp” or “Design Thinging”. He is a sales professional for new customer acquisition and team motivation and has more than 10 years C – Level Management experience and enable StartUp in EMEA.

  • 13:30 - 14:10
    Green stage

    Shifting Gears: How fast are we moving towards new mobility

    Holger Weiss (German Autolabs), Dr. Tom Kirschbaum (Door2Door), Prof. Dr.- Ing. Peter Gutzmer (Schaeffler AG), Pasi Pennanen (Toroidion), Doron Myersdorf (StoreDot) 
    Holger Weiss (German Autolabs)
    Dr. Tom Kirschbaum (Door2Door)
    Prof. Dr.- Ing. Peter Gutzmer (Schaeffler AG)
    Pasi Pennanen (Toroidion)
    Doron Myersdorf (StoreDot)

    Dr. Peter Gutzmer became Chief Technology Officer and, in December 2013, he was appointed as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG. In June 2014, Prof. Gutzmer was appointed Deputy CEO of Schaeffler AG.

    Pasi Pennanen is the first Finnish Transport Designer to graduate from the famous Royal College of Art in London. Pasi is a quick and creative problem solver that can lead several projects simultaneously with ease. When he’s not running the show, on his leisure time, he sails and paints.

    Dr. Tom Kirschbaum is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of door2door, a Berlin based mobility software company that enables public transport companies and local authorities to optimise their public transport network with data-driven on-demand transport solutions. Founded in 2012 along side Maxim Nohroudi, door2door is committed to significantly improving the quality and accessibility of urban and rural public transport systems – to reach the company’s vision of a ‘private-car-free’ city.

    Infrastructure & InterconnectivityPanel
  • 13:40 - 14:00
    Main stage

    The Dawn of the Digital Era and Even Bigger Data

    Patricia Florissi, Ph. D, VP, Global CTO for Sales & Distinguished Engineer, Dell EMC 
    Patricia Florissi, Ph. D, VP, Global CTO for Sales & Distinguished Engineer, Dell EMC

    Patricia Florissi is Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sales at Dell EMC. As Global CTO for Sales, Patricia helps define mid and long term technology strategy, representing the needs of the broader Dell EMC ecosystem in strategic initiatives. Patricia also acts as the liaison between Dell EMC and our customers and partners, to foster stronger alliances and deliver higher value.

    KeynoteMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 14:00 - 14:40
    Red stage

    Smart Home, Smart City, Smart Navigation

    Mona Szyperski (FDM Group), Nicolas Zimmer (Technologiestiftung Berlin), Dr. Christian Bogatu (KIWI), Raul Krauthausen (Wheelmap) 
    Mona Szyperski (FDM Group)
    Nicolas Zimmer (Technologiestiftung Berlin)
    Dr. Christian Bogatu (KIWI)
    Raul Krauthausen (Wheelmap)

    From driverless cars to military operations, precise mapping is a key component.  Our panel will discuss the recent improvements in indoor and outdoor mapping technologies and what it means for the navigation of humans and also machines.

    Infrastructure & InterconnectivityPanel
  • 14:00 - 14:30
    Main stage

    Pitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – The Do’s and Don’ts of Pitching to the Media

    Nina dos Santos (CNN), Jona Kallgren, Sam Shead (Business Insider UK), Stewart Rogers (VB Insight), Ayelet Noff (Blonde 2.0) 
    Nina dos Santos (CNN)
    Jona Kallgren
    Sam Shead (Business Insider UK)
    Stewart Rogers (VB Insight)
    Ayelet Noff (Blonde 2.0)

    What are journalists looking for in a story and what’s the best way to pitch them? Ayelet Noff talks to Sam Shead of Business Insider, Stewart Rogers of VentureBeat, and Jona Kallgren of the Associated Press, to find out what they look for in a PR pitch and how startups can get their attention.

    Panel
  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Mobility Arena

    Startup Q&A Session

     

    Speaker: Felix Scharf & Dr. Kai Christin Rose

    The Startup Q&A Sessions are an open format geared towards Startups to learn and ask any questions about how to interact with industry partners in particular the Volkswagen Group. As every Startup is unique and in different phases, the Q&A topics may vary from discussing content, business models, processes, approaches, industry projects, best practice etc.

    Infrastructure & Interconnectivity
  • 14:20 - 14:40
    Green stage

    “Grants4Apps” Impulse with Zsuzsanna Varga

    Zsuzsanna Varga (Bayer Grants4Apps Program) 
    Zsuzsanna Varga (Bayer Grants4Apps Program)

    Zsuzsanna Varga is global program manager for the “Grants4Apps Accelerator”, as part of the digital innovation group at Bayer. “Grants4Apps” is a leading corporate accelerator to drive collaboration between digital health startups and Bayer. Zsuzsanna will be talking about the impact of “Grants4Apps” to date, current digital health trends and news about this year´s program.

    „At ‘Grants4Apps’ we build the bridge between the digital startup ecosystem and Bayer. What drives us is the energy and creativity of the young startups with a vision to make an impact in healthcare. We seek to support them in realizing their vision by generating collaboration options with Bayer to create a powerful duo. I am excited to meet digital health startups within the global CUBE network that have what it takes to significantly improve patients´ lives.”

    Digital Health & Life Sciences
  • 14:30 - 15:00
    Main stage

    From Invention to Disruption – How Silicon Valley Keeps Winning with Pablos Holman

    Pablos Holman (Intellectual Ventures Laboratory) 
    Pablos Holman (Intellectual Ventures Laboratory)

    Silicon Valley is more than just a place for startups, it is the epicenter of economic value creation in the world.  We need to understand how and why this ecosystem is able to consistently invent new technology and reform entire industries.

    Pablos Holman 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.

    Keynote
  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Main stage

    Steve Wozniak in a Fireside Chat on Global Innovation & Technology Trends

    Nina dos Santos (CNN), Steve Wozniak (Apple Inc.) 
    Nina dos Santos (CNN)
    Steve Wozniak (Apple Inc.)

    Steve Wozniak will appear in a fireside chat on global developments in technology, and will host an exclusive session for a handful of our selected startups. The Apple Co-Founder is looking forward to the event: “The CUBE Tech Fair is the opportunity for high tech startups around the world to showcase game-changing technologies to a global network of innovators. I’m thrilled to be a part of this.”

    Fireside Chat
  • 16:15 - 16:50
    Main stage

    CUBE CHALLENGE FINALE

     

    Don’t miss the Tech Startup Showdown of the year and experience firsthand what startup comes out on top! Jury member Steve Wozniak decides who will win the CUBE Challenge.

    Enlitic, Inc.
    Green City Solutions GmbH
    NavVis

     

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing
  • 16:50 - 17:10
    Main stage

    Risk VS. Your Dream = Rewards

    Dave Mathews (NewAer) 
    Dave Mathews (NewAer)

    Dave Mathews is building his 8th startup, is an angel investor and advisor to dozens of companies. He co-founded Digital Convergence which made the first IoT device in 1997 and was on the early teams of Make Magazine which spun off Maker Faires worldwide, Slingbox which won an Emmy award and was sold for $380M USD, and Boxee which won a Best of CES award and was sold to Samsung. One of the iPhone games he designed, Riddim Ribbon went #1 in the iTunes store two days after launch and its publishing company was then bought by Disney.

    Keynote
  • 17:10 - 17:20
    Main stage

    CUBE Challenge Award Show

     

    Who will win the CUBE Challenge? See Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveal the stellar startup with the winning pitch!

    Digital Health & Life SciencesInfrastructure & InterconnectivityMachinery & Manufacturing