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RECAP 2018

Impulse Speakers 2018

Program

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SPEAKERS 2018

Elisabeth André

Elisabeth André

Professor of Computer Science @ Augsburg University

Elisabeth André is Full Professor of Computer Science, Chair of Human-Centered Multimedia, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Augsburg University since 2001​. As a leading expert in "Intelligent User Interfaces", "Virtual Agents" and "Social Computing", André researches aspects and new technical methods of interaction between humans and computers with the aim of simplifying the handling of technical devices for humans.

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Poppy Crum

Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist @ Dolby Laboratories

Dr. Poppy Crum is dedicated to the development of immersive technologies that leverage human physiology and perceptual realities to enhance our experiences and interactions in the world. Poppy is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, leading the company's integration of neuroscience and sensory data science into its entertainment, communication and future technologies. She is also adjunct professor at Stanford University.

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James Curran

James Curran

Professor of Communications @ Goldsmiths University of London

James Curran is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written or edited 21 books about the media, including most recently the co-authored Misunderstanding the Internet (2nd edition, Routledge 2016), Power Without Responsibility (8th edition, Routledge, 2018) and Culture Wars (2nd edition, Routledge, 2018).

Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Research and Analysis Director, TV, Consumer Electronics and Devices @ IHS Markit

Paul is a Principal Analyst/Researcher within the IHS Technology group since 2014, when IHS 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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Robin D. Hanson

Robin D. Hanson

Associate Professor of Economics @ George Mason University

Robin is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has pioneered prediction markets, also known as information markets and idea futures, since 1988.

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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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Christof Hellmis

Christof Hellmis

Vice President, Strategic Programs @ HERE

Christof Hellmis is Vice President of Strategic Programs in the Technology Office in HERE. He has a track record of more than 15 years in mobile and internet software and services product management and development, consulting, general management and investing in media technology and software areas.

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Stephan G. Humer

Stephan G. Humer

Professor and Head of Research and Department of Internet Sociology @ Fresenius University Berlin

Stephan G. Humer (sociologist and computer scientist) is the founder of the first department of Internet sociology in Germany. His work is dedicated to analysing the digitization of our society in all its socio-technical facets. He was probably one of the first in the German-speaking world to devote himself to the Internet and society.

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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Avast Security Ambassador and former world chess champion

Since Garry Kasparov’s legendary chess matches against IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer in 1996 and 1997, Kasparov has been deeply engaged with artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, and human rights issues. With the rise of intelligent technologies, questions of ethics and responsibility in online privacy gain a new level. At the IFA+ Summit, Kasparov will share his views on the challenges arising from the proliferation of AI, and what can be done by regulators and industry to assure that ethical standards and privacy protections are a part of this exciting technology.

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Jens Lambrecht

Jens Lambrecht

Co-Founder and Managing Director @ GESTALT robotics

Jens Lambrecht is professor of industry-grade clouds and networks at TU Berlin. He also is managing director of GESTALT Robotics GmbH since 2016. The Berlin based startup provides extensive expert knowledge in the fields of robotics, computer vision, interaction and VR/AR tackling service automation problems from intuitive user interfaces to building own robotic hardware.

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Tim Landgraf

Tim Landgraf

Assistant Professor @ Freie Universität Berlin

Tim Landgraf received his PhD in Biorobotics from the Freie Universität Berlin under the mentorship of the well-known neuroscientist Randolf Menzel and the AI specialist Raúl Rojas. Tim co-founded the Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics and is currently researching artificial and collective intelligence at FU Berlin.

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Kyu C. Lee

Kyu C. Lee

Senior Vice President @ Sonictier

Kyu C. Lee is a 10-year studio veteran out of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Lee oversaw titles ranging from Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems that include Spider-man, Casino Royale and The Da Vinci Code. Lee also spearheaded the acquisition of the Korean War blockbuster, Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War in 2004, the first Korean film to be theatrically released in the US.

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Alexander Mankowsky

Alexander Mankowsky

Futures Studies & Ideation @ Daimler AG

Alexander's field of activity is "formative futurology" at Daimler AG. His work focuses on identifying and implementing social and technical innovations for tomorrow's mobility. Among other things, he uses Daimler's worldwide and diverse creative network for this purpose.

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Trent McConaghy

Trent McConaghy

Founder @ BigchainDB & Ocean Protocol

Trent McConaghy did AI research for two decades, including machine creativity and AI to help drive Moore's Law, via two startups (both acquired) and a PhD. Now he focuses on AI blockchain, via Ocean to democratize AI data, and BigchainDB decentralized database. His hobbies include Token Engineering and advising governments on AI blockchain.

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Tom Morrod

Tom Morrod

Research Director | Consumer, Displays, Media, Security & Telecoms @ IHS Markit

Tom Morrod has been an analyst for 12 years and has been a research director at IHS Markit for the past 6 years responsible for Consumer Electronics & Telecoms research before taking a wider role covering Building Technology, Displays, Media and Security research in 2016.

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Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer

Storyteller from the Future

Karen Palmer is The Storyteller from the Future and she has come back to enable you to survive what is to come. She creates immersive film experiences that combine the genres of film, A.I. technology, gaming, art, behavioural psychology and even the parkour philosophy of moving through fear to raise the participant’s awareness.

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Isabel Pedersen

Isabel Pedersen

Associate Professor @ University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology

Dr. Isabel Pedersen, Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media and Culture, is an Associate Professor at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology in Canada. She is the author of Ready to Wear: A Rhetoric of Wearable Computers and Reality-Shifting Media, a book which explores how wearable and implantable technologies ought to be strategized for the future that they imply

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Yedan Qian

Yedan Qian

Interaction Designer @ Designworks, a BMW Group Company

Yedan is an interaction designer, media artist and technologist. Her interest is to transform how we perceive, understand and engage by augmenting the environment and our body. Yedan’s work explores interesting narratives with the use of physical computation, VR and AR.

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Moon Ribas

Moon Ribas

Artist and cyborg activist

Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her feet that allows her to perceive earthquakes taking place anywhere in the planet through vibrations in real time. Her talk is about the union between our species and technology, the extension of the human senses through cybernetics, using the internet as a sense and cyborg art.

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Roeen Roashan

Roeen Roashan

Senior Analyst, Healthcare Technology @ IHS Markit

Roeen Roashan is a Senior Analyst in the Healthcare Technology research team. His specific area of coverage is digital health, where he has developed an industry-leading intelligence service on topics such as consumer medical devices, virtual healthcare and wearable technologies.

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Gesa Schöning

Gesa Schöning

Founder and Managing Director @ QualiFictionGmbH

QualiFiction develops an intelligent software that predicts bestselling books - based on artificial intelligence. This makes QualiFiction a pioneer in Germany, using AI for German manuscripts and texts. Gesa is originally a cultural scientist and bookseller. She has already helped set up and launch two startups on the German market.

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Rachel Sibley

Rachel Sibley

VR/AR Faculty @ Singularity University California

As AR/VR Faculty at Singularity University, Rachel helps Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs worldwide ramp into exponential mindsets and strategically deploy immersive technology. Formerly a VP at Leap Motion (the company that allows people to interact in the digital world with their bare hands) Rachel led go-to-market efforts to bring physical interaction to augmented and virtual reality.

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Uma Subramanian

Uma Subramanian

CEO @ Voom Flights

Uma is the CEO of Voom. Uma is an aerospace enthusiast, who is particularly passionate about urban air mobility and the promise of using the skies to relieve urban congestion and traffic - today. Uma is a firm believer that urban air mobility should be affordable and accessible to commuters in the world’s most congested cities and is dedicated to realizing Voom’s vision of enriching people’s daily lives by elevating their daily commute.

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Ondrej Vlcek

Ondrej Vlcek

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Consumer & CTO @ Avast

Ondrej Vlcek serves as EVP and GM for the Consumer business & CTO leading the largest business at Avast. Through his strategies and vision, Mr. Vlcek has architected a cloud based security network for the newly announced IoT security solutions and has led his team to dramatic growth by re-inventing how we protect people online.

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Wendell Wallach

Wendell Wallach

The Hastings Center & Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar. His latest book, a primer on emerging technologies, is entitled, A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. In addition, he co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong.

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Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick

Coventry University and University of Reading

Kevin Warwick is Emeritus Professor at Reading and Coventry University. His research areas are artificial intelligence, biomedical systems, robotics and cyborgs. Kevin is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET who has published over 600 research papers. His experiments into implant technology led to him being the cover story on the US magazine, ‘Wired’. He achieved the world’s first direct electronic communication between two human nervous systems, the basis for thought communication.

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Holger G. Weiss

Holger G. Weiss

Founder and CEO @ German Autolabs

Holger has over 15 years of experience managing and building technology-driven companies with innovative business models in the Future Mobility sector. He has extensive experience and expertise in the field of connected mobility.

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Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York

Director @ Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist whose work examines the impact of technology on our societal and cultural values. Based in Berlin, she is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a fellow at the Center for Internet & Human Rights at the European University Viadrina.

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RECAP 2017

IFA+ Summit 2017: PlugInspiration

The 2017 edition of IFA⁺ Summit gave many opportunities to get new insights into the future. Check out our recap video to get a glimpse of what happened last year.

Speakers 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Karinna Nobbs

Karinna Nobbs

Chief Futurist, Holition

Karinna leads the insight and strategy team at Holition. She was previously an academic at London College of Fashion and has taught globally at renowned institutions like the Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design and Pearl Academy New Dehli. Karinna is a published author, who continues to lecture and undertake research on the digitalisation of the fashion industry.

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Bogi

Bogi Eliasen

Futurist & Special Advisor on Future of Health

Bogi Eliasen is a knowledge broker whose expertise lies in combining various fields of knowledge. He was one of the initiators of the FarGen project of the Faroe Islands in 2009. He is also an expert on the Future of Health at Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies and chair of the Danish UNESCO bioethical committee.

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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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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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Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson

Senior Analyst, Connected Home, IHS Markit

Paul has over 13 years of technology industry experience. His current subject areas are connected devices, over-the-top video hardware, multiscreen delivery and consumption, network audio devices, and the evolution of user interface technology within consumer devices. He is part of the team driving Connected Devices research within the Broadband Technology Intelligence service.

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Oskar Kiwic

Oskar Kiwic

CEO of CardioCube

Oskar Kiwic is using artificial intelligence to help patients manage their heart failure and heart disease treatments. CardioCube, the device Kiwic and his team are developing, integrates a voice recognition interface with machine learning technology to create specialized treatment plans for patients and deliver the comfort of having a doctor in their own home.
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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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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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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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RECAP 2016

IFA+ Summit 2016: Video

IFA+ Summit 2016: Exploring the Digital Society

In 2016 the IFA⁺ Summit offered exciting insights into the “connected future“ of high-tech,
product development and state-of-the-art design.

RECAP 2015

IFA+ Summit 2015: Where Vision meets Industry

IFA⁺ Summit 2015 showcased the latest technological developments in six sessions: Mobility, Health, Big Data, Design, Home and Entertainment.

RECAP 2014

IFA+ Summit 2014: The Next Level of Thinking

In his first year, 2014, the IFA+ Summit started to pair up scientists, researchers, developers and founders from latest emerging technologies.

PAST SPeakers

Manfred Hild
Samantha Payne
Hannes Sjöblad
Mikko Hyppönen
Nonny de la Pena
George Bloom
Susan Etlinger
Andrew Hessel
Yao Zhang