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Speakers

Amber Case

Amber Case

Cyborg Anthropologist at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center, USA

Cyborg anthropologist at Harvard University and the MIT shows how technology influences and changes us humans - and how it needs to be designed to be more of a help than a hindrance: “We are all cyborgs now.”

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Erica Warp

Erica Warp

Neuroscientist and VP Product at EMOTIV Inc., San Francisco, USA

Erica is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur and educator passionate about applying the science of the brain to solve real world problems. As VP Product at EMOTIV, she is thrilled to work with some of the most exciting technology in the field, making the inner workings of the brain accessible for self-improvement, business, research and play.

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Carl Miller

Carl Miller

Research Director at Demos, London, UK

Carl, the Research Director of Britain’s leading cross-party think tank is interested in how social media is changing society and politics, and how it can be used to transform decisions. Carl writes on social media and the 2015 General Election for the Sunday Times, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Policy Institute, King’s College London.

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Thomas Wallner

Thomas Wallner

CEO at Deep Inc., Toronto, Canada

In addition to producing innovative cross-media features for television, Thomas has written and directed eight award-winning, including two Emmy Awards, documentaries that have been broadcasted in more than 30 countries. He is a leading figure in the creation of participatory narratives and he brought the underground genre of Alternate Reality Gaming into the Television mainstream.

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Raj Talluri

Raj Talluri

Senior Vice President, Qualcomm San Diego, USA

Raj is currently responsible for managing the IoT business of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and advocates 5G infrastructure.
He has over 20 years of experience in business and engineering management and strategic marketing. Prior, he was an executive with Texas Instruments, creating new businesses in digital consumer electronics and wireless technologies.

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Fabrice Rousseau

Fabrice Rousseau

General Manager Europe, Alexa Skills and Voice Service, Amazon

Fabrice is passionate about changing customers’ daily lives with technology. His team helps European brands, manufacturers, service providers and developers create exciting voice experience for their customers, by integrating with Amazon Alexa voice assistant via software (Skills) or hardware (Voice Service). Fabrice joined Amazon 7 years ago, launching and growing Amazon Fashion in France, then in Europe.

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Arne Hintz

Arne Hintz

Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, UK

Arne's research connects communication policy, media activism, citizen media and technological change. From 2014 to 2016 he was Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project 'Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society'.

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Clemens Conrad

Clemens Conrad

CEO Europe at Vectorform, Germany

Clemens is the executive experience director of Vectorform, a global organization that invents digital products and experiences for leading brands. He is responsible for the overall operational performance of the European region and leads the design department globally. Joining Vectorform in 2007 as a creative director, Clemens is a valued visionary voice, influencer, and thought leader in the design field.

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Dr Kate Devlin

Kate Devlin

Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Kate is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), focusing on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality, and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems such as sexual companion robots.

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Appu Shaji

Appu Shaji

Head of R&D at EyeEm, Berlin, Germany

Appu is the Head of Research and Development at EyeEm, where he leads a team working to index the world’s photographs. Appu co-founded sight.io, where he and his team developed technology to rate images based on computational aesthetics, which was acquired by EyeEm in 2014. Prior to that, Appu completed post-doc positions at Image and Visual Representation Group, EPFL, Lausanne and Computer Vision Lab.

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Klaus Schroeder

Klaus Schroeder

Innovation Director at Design People Aarhus, Denmark

Klaus is partner and strategic innovation director at design-people, an award winning Scandinavian innovation- and design consultancy with clients like Microsoft and LG Electronics. Applying a research based “inspired by women” toolbox for tech innovation and marketing has given Klaus a reputation of a thought leader in customer centric business development - with special attention to the female consumer segment.

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Tom Van de Wiele

Tom Van de Wiele

Principal Security Consultant at F-Secure, Denmark

Tom Van de Wiele is Principal Cyber Security Consultant at F-Secure and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a European senior information security consultant and advisor and overall information security zealot with 15 years of experience in attack and penetration testing with profound knowledge about the tactical and operational aspects of international information security projects.

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Michael Madary

Michael Madary

Researcher at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Michael Madary is a co-author of the first code of conduct for research and consumer use of virtual reality. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Tulane University and has also published widely on the philosophy of perception.

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Paul Chojecki

Paul Chojecki

Scientist at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute Berlin, Germany

Paul is an expert in the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI), innovation management and research marketing. He focuses on new ways of HCI, like computer vision-based contact-free, gestural interaction. One of his projects is called smart care unit control room. He wants to develop a 'Proxemic Bedside Monitor' which allows multimodal interaction and adaptive information visualisation at intensive care units.

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Stefan Gotthardt

Stefan Gotthardt

Ambassador of VW Digital Lab

Working in close cooperation with universities, research institutions and technology partners, the Volkswagen lab comes up with new IT solutions for areas such as Industry 4.0, big data, advanced analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, connectivity and the internet of things. The lab also functions as catalysts for new work models and personnel recruitment methods.

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Shari Langemak

Shari Langemak

Strategy & New Business Development at Philips, Germany

Shari Langemak is a physician, speaker, and a digital health strategist. Her talks and lectures are mainly concerned with the opportunities and challenges of an ongoing digitalization and medical innovation. At Philips, Shari focusses on new business models and strategies in pregnancy and parenting.

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Florian Dohmann

Florian Dohmann

Data + AI Consultant / Artist at YQP / Partner at katapult:NOW

Florian is an independent consultant for data, artificial intelligence & digital transformation, technologist & artist from Berlin. He is also part of the art collective YQP NYC/Berlin. In their artistic work they blend technology with interactive storytelling. Lately they developed the first artificial intelligent muse in cooperation with the painter Roman Lipski.

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kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Consumer Lifestyle Editor at Stylus, London

Kate maps trends in behaviours and attitudes, and explores changes in the tech landscape. She has an MA in International Journalism with distinction from London’s City University and has previously written for Vice, BBC Good Food, Stylist and Positive Luxury.

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Avner Halperin

Avner Halperin

CEO at EarlySense, Tel Aviv, Israel

Avner is a physicist and entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Digital Health company EarlySense, and lecturer on the High-Tech Industry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. EarlySense's big data analytics platform has monitored more than half a million patients worldwide and helped clinicians save hundreds of lives and tens of thousands of hospitalization days.

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André Sommer

André Sommer

CEO at Cara by HiDoc Technologies, Berlin, Germany

André Sommer sees great opportunities in modern healthcare through digital therapies. His company HiDoc is an award-winning mobile health startup with a grand vision: to transform millions of lives through better and faster medical and psychological care. HiDoc enables patients suffering from chronic diseases to take control of their health through smart evidence-based mobile applications.

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Stephan Heimbecher

Stephan Heimbecher

Director Innovations & Standards in Technology at Sky Germany

Stephan has been working at Sky Deutschland since July 2002. He has significantly been involved in the launch of technical innovations including Sky+, Sky HD and Sky 3D. Since 2011 Stephan’s major focus is on Ultra HD and he serves as chairman of a respective working group in that regard. On European level he is co-chair of a similar working group of FAME.

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Dinesh Kithany

Dinesh Kithany

Principal Analyst, Home Appliances, IHS Markit

Dinesh is a principal analyst working within the IHS Consumer Electronics team and heads the Home Appliances Research. He is spearheading this division with new initiatives working across a range of home appliances. Dinesh has 17 years of experience of working in the market research and consumer insights industry, spanning various industry sectors.

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Julius van de Laar

Julius van de Laar

Political Strategist & Campaign Consultant

Julius is a digital media strategist and communications expert with strong campaigning experience. He works with politicians, political parties and NGOs to drive their message, shape public opinion, mobilize and engage the grassroots and win the campaign. During the 2012 US Presidential election, Julius served on President Obama's winning presidential campaign in the battleground state of Ohio.

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Frederike Kaltheuener

Frederike Kaltheuener

Policy Officer, Privacy International, London

Frederike is a privacy expert with a focus on emerging technologies. At Privacy International she leads the organisations' programme on data exploitation in the private sector. Frederike regularly speaks at tech, policy and art conferences and comments on emerging technologies in the British and international press.

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Terrence Murphy

Terrence Murphy

Global Director, Strategy & Business Development, TE Connectivity - Appliances

Terrence is the Global Director of Strategy and Business Development at TE Connectivity – Appliance Business Unit. TE Connectivity is a global provider of connectivity and sensor solutions that connect and protect the flow of power and data in virtually every industry. In his role, Terrence is responsible for business development and driving growth in new markets and the connected home.

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Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices, IHS Markit

Paul is a Principal Analyst/Researcher within the IHS Technology group since 2014, when HIS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research on the global display market, where Paul served as director of European research. He has more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing and product management.

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Piers Harding-Rolls

Piers Harding-Rolls

Director Games, IHS Markit

Piers leads research and analysis of the $100 billion games market at IHS Markit. He also co-ordinates research across the immersive computing technologies of virtual and augmented reality. As head of games research, Piers leads a global team of analysts tracking the evolution of the games sector across all major channels, platforms and monetization models.

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Gianpiero Morbello

Gianpiero Morbello

Head of Brand Strategy and Identity, Candy Hoover Group

Gianpiero has a solid branding and business management experience, consolidated through growing responsibilities in commercial, marketing and communication roles, for several multinational IT groups. Within Candy Group, he is strongly contributing to improving the understanding of existing trends to enhance brands by targeting them to specific consumer segments.

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Rod Mclane

Rod McLane

IoT, SaaS, PaaS Marketing Executive, Ayla Networks

Rod led the marketing team for a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform-as-a-service provider. Responsible for: Sales Enablement, Demand Generation, Marketing Operations, AR/PR and Marketing. Selected Accomplishments:

  • Launched Ayla in US, EU and Japan regions
  • Increased Share of Voice within IoT Platform segment from 9% to 74% n 18 months

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Millie Graham Wood

Millie Graham Wood

Legal Officer, Privacy International, London

Millie is a solicitor at Privacy International in London. Current cases include challenge to MI5, MI6, GCHQ in relation to bulk communications data and bulk personal datasets. Studying Computer Science at Birkbeck, University of London and involved in Computing Women @ BBK. Previously at Birnberg Peirce & Partners, solicitors.

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Michel Chabrol

Michel Chabrol

Senior Vice President New TV Formats, EUtelsat S.A. France

Michel is responsible for the promotion, marketing and development of new video technologies, or new TV Formats, like Ultra HD. He is a Board member of the French HD Forum. Michel holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris), a Master’s degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Industrial Marketing.

Joerg Tewes

Joerg Tewes

Chief Executive Officer, Avegant

Joerg Tewes is responsible for the development, commercialization and marketing at Avegant. Mr. Tewes came to Avegant from Logitech where he spent several years as VP of the Digital Home Business Group and VP of Webcams. Before joining Logitech, Joerg worked at Pinnacle Systems and Poet Holdings. An engineer by training, Mr. Tewes received his graduate degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin.

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Jan-Peter Kleinhans

Jan-Peter Kleinhans

IoT-Security Project Manager, Neue Verantwortung Foundation, Berlin

Jan-Peter Kleinhans is leading the IoT-Security Project at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, an independent, charitable, non-party think tank in Berlin. The project analyzes how and why the IoT market fails to produce reasonably secure and trustworthy IoT devices for consumers and looks for incentives for IoT manufacturers to better follow Security-by-Design principles. Jan-Peter holds a master’s degree in communication theory from Uppsala University and a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Darmstadt University of Technology.

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Lenic

Lennic Qian

VP of Global MKT & Sales Center - Qihan Technology Co, LTD

Lennic has worked all over the world. Lennic first worked for Huawei in several positions in Switzerland China, Luxembourg and the US. After 6 years at Huawei, Lennic moved back to Shenzhen, China. He became the Vice President and Head of Sales for the Harxon Corporation before becoming the VP of Global MKT & Sales Center for QIHAN Technologies in Shenzhen.

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Martin Herdina

Martin Herdina

Chief Executive Officer, Wikitude

Martin is a successful internet and telecom entrepreneur. Prior to joining Wikitude, Martin has successfully built-up and sold fatfoogoo, a leading provider of payment systems for online games, to Digital River (DRIV). Previously, Martin has held strategic management positions in Europe and the US with Qpass Inc., UCP, and T‑Mobile.

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Amir Ansari

Amir Ansari

CTO & Co-founder, Prodea Systems

Amir is is an inventor and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in designing and building technologies in the areas of telecommunications, multimedia, health, and privacy. Amir’s years of extensive research and development in the Internet of Things space have made him a subject matter expert and has earned him over 20 key patents in the field.

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Henrik Rieß

Henrik Rieß

Creative Director at UID Berlin

Henrik Rieß is UID’s Creative Director, a UX designer and technology enthusiast. He focuses on designing product and service spaces that are comprehensible and accessible for everyone. Therefore, he strives to combine clearly defined product requirements, implicit user needs and the playful fascination exerted by tomorrow’s technologies. His design research work at UIDlabs focuses on how to make information in our analog-digital world tangible and comprehensible, and on continuing the development of UID’s structural-experimental design thinking process.

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Kacy Harding

Kacy Harding

Head of Data Analytics & Connected Products, Philips

Kacy leads the Data Analytics Team for Connected Digital Platforms and Propositions at Philips. She is responsible for ensuring that Connected, Internet of Things Products developed at Philips launch with a clear data strategy and performance models to ensure that data generated by these devices can be processed and analyzed to drive timely decisions.

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Panel Discussions

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IoT - The internet of Everything?

Nowadays, all technological devices can be interconnected. But how safe does that make my dishwasher? Raj Talluri, Klaus Schroeder and Tom van de Wiele are discovering everything about The Internet of Things.

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Who needs humans in the time of AI?

Global innovations in the field of artificial intelligence are going to redefine every aspect of life. Listen to EyeEm's Appu Shaji, and Dr Kate Devlin discussing the take over of AI.

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VR - Real life vs. Fantasy

How does Virtual Reality change our lives? Thomas Wallner, Clemens Conrad, Paul Chojecki and Michael Madary are talking about the latest, upcoming und future developments of realities.

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Data wide open?

Future is connected with Open Data. What does that mean for companies, consumers and politics? Cardiff University’s Senior Lecturer Arne Hintz knows all aspects of Open Data.

Workshops

(Mis)Understanding Design Thinking

A critical reflection of one of the biggest buzzwords in the creative industry, an assessment of a huge misunderstanding and a valuation of the real usability for decider and interaction-designer. Which questions can be processed and to what extent? What are the chances and the risks in the development of ideas and in prototyping? This format is supposed to be a 'Mini Lecture'. Based on an existing project titled “Waiting time” that has been worked on by students for a semester, Henrik Rieß from UID Berlin will introduce procedures and key moments in decision-making. As part of this presentation there will be a chance to experience the several steps and make your own judgment, to see if Design Thinking is a good tool for developing ideas.

(mis)understanding Design Thinking
Workshop - Internet of Shit

The internet of shit Mistrust your Smart Devices

Vacuum cleaner which secretly measure your living room. Investigators who request sensitive data from tech companies to solve crimes. Toys that are connected to WIFI. There aren’t many parts of life that aren’t connected to the internet anymore. The industry celebrates the possibilities of the “Internet of Things” - Frederike Kaltheuner und Millie Graham Wood from Privacy International (London) aren’t as relaxed about it. What happens to us and our data if smart devices occupy our houses and lives? Who is listening? And: Will the law ever be able to catch up with reality?

Learning by Doing Revisited

Usman Ghias (left) and Martin Respondek (right) are using VR glasses to take crews on board the ICE 4, the very latest high-speed train that will make rail journeys even more enjoyable as from December. The two DB employees interact between unique technological worlds – between virtual space, 700-tonne ICE 4 trains and people who are equally fascinated by both of these. Just like Martin and Usman, who demonstrate how business enterprises can provide their staff with digital training and qualifications and what Deutsche Bahn is planning along those lines as from 2018.

Usman Ghias & Martin Respondek
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The next level of work

Should employees have breakfast together? Does a daily “office stand-up” to exchange ideas and request help for projects if needed encourage a more efficient work environment? Can small steps lead to big ideas and inventions? Stefan Gotthardt of VW Digital Lab (Berlin) believes that more agility and flexibility in a company will benefit everyone involved. Especially in a world where new technologies, data analytics and social networks are having a huge impact on how we communicate, collaborate – and work. Learn more about “The Next Level of Work” at the IFA+ Summit.

IHS Markit Analyst Briefing Living a Smart and Seamless Life: Beyond Connectivity

Dinesh Kithany, Senior Principal Analyst, Smart Home/Appliances at IHS Markit will discuss the latest data and insights from IHS Markit Home Appliance and Smart Home Intelligence Services. Join us for this session where you learn the answers to the following questions:

  • What are current adoption levels of connectivity technologies, keeping in mind market drivers and barriers?
  • What is next after connectivity?
  • Is Artificial intelligence (AI) the new business mantra?
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Augmented Reality

IHS Markit Analyst Briefing Immersive Computing: Next Steps for Augmented Reality

Piers Harding-Rolls, Research Director at IHS Markit will focus on the latest Augmented Reality market insight. Join us for this session where you learn the answers to the following questions:

  • What is the roadmap for consumer AR technology and applications?
  • What is AR’s potential to disrupt existing CE, content and service categories?
  • Do 5G and AR go hand in hand?

IHS Markit Analyst Briefing UHD: Beyond Resolution

Paul Gray Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices of IHS Markit will share new discoveries from the TV Sets Intelligence Service. Join us for this session where you learn the answers to the following questions:

  • How are broadcasters and producers exploiting novel technologies (such as High Dynamic Range and Deep Colour) to transform television viewing and bring new creativity to living rooms?
  • How can CE brands refocus marketing on UHD which has the potential to offer unprecedented levels of realism to television viewing?
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Digital Health

IHS Markit Analyst Briefing Digital Health: Enablement of Consumer and Clinicians

Roeen Roashan, Senior Analyst, Healthcare Technology of IHS Markit will focus this session on new findings from The Digital Health Intelligence Service, the Ultrasound Intelligence Service, and the X-ray Intelligence Service. Join us for this session where you learn the answers to the following questions:

  • How is digital enabling both consumers and clinicians in ways that ultimately improve health outcomes?
  • What are the key developments supporting personalized medicine?

All you can meet

All you can meet event

All You
Can Meet

The IFA+ Summit unites some of the world’s brightest minds. And there is a chance to meet them off stage and in a relaxed atmosphere: At ALL YOU CAN MEET at the Marshall-House visionaries and visitors will come together to exchange ideas over drinks and dinner on 4 September starting 6 PM.

All you can meet event

The event is organized by the Berlin Music Commission, German Startups Association and Berlinale. It’s also the launch party for the sampler “listen to berlin”. Singer-songwriter Dota Kehr will play an acoustic set.

The entrance to the event is included in the IFA+ Summit ticket.

The Berlin Music Commission