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Alžběta Trojanová (CZ)
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Business Development Director, Tech.eu
A joint opening speech presenting the innovation strategy of the Czech Republic as well as a technological development from the point of view of the capital city of Prague.
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
City Council Member at Magistrát hl. m. Prahy
Digital society requires a strong backbone. A digital signature framework, as proven by the Estonian example, is its key element. If Czechia is to become the digital champion of the CEE, it has to build it, and fast. There is a challenge, however – this kind of backbone of digital society cannot be built only by government or one company, it has to be built by society itself. Can big banks, telcos, development companies and government all come together?
Estonian E-government Advisor, Chief Digital Officer at KB
Work teams nowadays are often scattered in different locations. The possibilities for a physical meeting or face-to-face conversation in such teams are strongly limited, which can lead to delays and even a complete failure due to intercultural issues or simply because the team members feel isolated and demotivated. Peter Ivanov is an international manager and Virtual Teams Expert. His method “Virtual Power Teams” is proven in practice and has won multiple corporate awards. Using Peter’s techniques, you can deliver projects quicker, significantly reduce the costs and prepare your organization for the future!
Expert on Virtual Teams
The pace of change has never been as fast as now and technological advances are seen as the solution to our ever-changing world. People, as integral members of nature, have always relied on their natural surroundings to inspire innovative solutions. Humans as a species are not alone in using and developing tools to capture competitive advantage, although the marvels of some highly advanced tools and technologies may ironically threaten our source of inspiration. This begs for a holistic approach that supports humanity’s advancement within the context of our resource limitations. This talk will highlight some of CEITEC’s technological advances and showcase how the laws of nature, as well as nature’s diversity, are crucial drivers of our inspiration.
CEITEC Executive Director
The Central European start-up system is clearly developing at a rapid pace with serious venture capital investments becoming more common. It has a set of unique challenges and opportunities which we will discuss with two prominent investors from this region.
Venture capital investor, managing partner at Reflex Capital
General Partner at Credo Ventures
Artificial Intelligence systems make more and more decisions and take over our responsibilities. Let’s talk about the limits of such automated decisions. Smart attacks on machine learning can change the decisions, alter the financial transactions and even kill people. Let’s fix our intuitions about what is safe and what is not.
CEO & Founder of Bulletproof AI
Introduction to quantum computing and the journey to quantum advantage from the perspective of chemistry, AI, finance and logisticts.
Quantum Computing Ambassador at IBM
The AR Cloud in basic terms is a Digital Twin of the entire planet. It is the enabler for a vast digital landscape of Augmented Reality experiences. 5G, Edge Computing, Computer Vision combined with LiDAR are some of the building blocks. The AR Cloud architecture will follow some of the same network protocols in use today. However, delivering contextualized AR content at the right time, in the right place to the right person poses a number of challenges. Let’s have look at how these technologies will converge to deliver seamless functionality for the next computing platform – Augmented Reality.
CEO at EndeavorVR
What are these three new food technologies and how will they feed the world? From some 7.7 bn today, the world population will rise to 8.5 bn by 2030 and nearly 10 bn by 2050. With finite global resources, how will we feed all those people? The good news is that these new technologies have the potential to disrupt the food industry and revolutionise food production and distribution, making safe, nutritious food available to everyone.
Food scientist, Futurist
We will introduce a unique project of the composition From the Future World, which was created by artificial intelligence based on a fragment of the unfinished composition of Antonín Dvořák. The project was created in cooperation with Komerční banka as a supporter of classical music and PKF – Prague Philharmonia, a world-renowned Czech orchestra. The goal of the project was to demonstrate that artificial intelligence can be used creatively. The composition represents a piece of art intented for listeners to enjoy and, at the same time, a piece of puzzle which helps us answer many questions about the relationship between man and AI.
Creative directors of Wuderman Thompson agency
Somnium Space is following a bold vision of turning virtual into reality. It is creating an open, social Virtual Reality world and aims to build a world which will fully immerse its citizens into the parallel reality. But there are several important parts of the puzzle, which have to be gradually implemented in order to create a true alternative reality world, such as digital decentralized economy, stunning visuals and groundbreaking server technology.
Founder & CEO of Somnium Space
Everyone with access to the internet and electricity can essentially print money today. Blockchain is quickly making its way into new areas, shedding light on hidden algorithms and systematic fraud in areas ranging from social media to financial markets and state administration. But what about negative aspects like energy consumption associated with cryptocurrency mining? Will electricity infrastructure adapt to these new requirements? Are we ready to move away from fossil fuels and other dangerous power sources to renewable ones? And most importantly, will blockchain find its feet as a safe and sustainable anchor in the energy world? Will physical kWh become the new gold standard backing cryptocurrencies? Let’s explore these issues from the perspective of the electricity market.
Founder & Scriptwriter of Sustainable Businesses
Bitcoin is disrupting how we think about money. But what is so magical about it and why should we care? Pavel Moravec is the co-founder of Braiins, one of the world’s leading companies in the bitcoin mining space. He operates a global computer network to create and secure this money for the future.
Co-founder & Co-CEO at Braiins
In mobility, ‘the winner takes it all’ tactics works only for a limited period. Adding more cars and couriers to boost growth in ride-hailing, food-delivery, e-commerce delivery or sharing only works up until the moment our streets get clogged. Making all the mobility businesses cooperate towards a more suistainable city traffic is the key to livable cities. So where is the money in cooperation?
CEO and Co-founder of Liftago
The Autonomous Technology revolution is at our doorstep, and flying drones seem to be the most exciting part of it. Today, drones are mostly carrying sensors that record and scan the earth’s surface, but soon enough they will be used for delivering physical objects from place to place, faster and cheaper, with a great impact on our lives, improving medical aid and other time-critical supply, reducing traffic and actually boosting up the pace of the logistics supply chain, from the factory’s production lines all the way to our homes. The amazing future is just around the corner.
Co-Founder at Gadfin ltd
Changing the world & challenging the status quo is not for the faint-hearted. If you have an amazing product, your company needs to grow to a size where it withstands the opportunity. Take the example of Kiwi.com. Its journey to the top was exciting, but also painful. What can you learn from the experience? What is essential when you aim to win the scale-up race? Come join the presentation and you will leave the room with the enhanced mindset for building your unicorn organisation.
Former Managing Director of Kiwi.com
Time is Ltd. is a 21st-century productivity analytics company. Companies are placing too much overhead on employees with too many meetings. Which means they have trouble doing their job. We help companies assess how teams communicate with one another. We use internally public data such as calendars to understand companies’ heartbeat better. Businesses get the best results from people who have the time to get the work done.
Founder at Timeis Ltd. and Socialbakers
Even though construction represents 10% of the global economy and $10.6 trillion and , it is the second least digitized industry in the world. How artificial intelligence can help drive efficiency in construction is still in its very early stages with very few commercial applications world wide. ArtificiaL Intelligence Construction Engineering, or ALICE for short, was born out of PhD research at Stanford University and has developed the first artificial intelligence parametric simulator for construction that can generate millions of valid ways to build a given project. It is being deployed on some of the worlds largest projects by top construction companies such as AF Gruppen in Norway and DPR in the USA. ALICE typically saves 14.7% of construction labor costs and 17.3% of construction duration.
Founder, Lecturer, and Inventor
Augmenting our brains might be the best chance of saving humanity and the chance for the most significant jump in prosperity in human history. We can leverage brain plasticity and its ability to process information: read-and-write brain implants are on the rise, the timing is right. Brain-computer interfaces, such as processors in the 90s, are going through the exponential growth of the technology. Come and find out what Braingrade is working on and why BCI is the hottest tech ever.
Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of B2B Social Selling & Neuroscience
Off late, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown great promise in problem solving. However, there are still many open-ends in today’s state-of-the-art algortihms. Can we be inspired by biology and bring the essence and design of efficient neuronal computations into our algorithms? How can principles of biological memory be abstracted for algorithmic learning? Neuroscience and AI can benefit from each other by a closer exchange between the experts thereby developing stronger algorithms based on biological logic.
The medicine should not be seen as an individual health service helping today’s patient to survive, but as a discipline dynamically extending its potential to identify and fight challenges and threats of tomorrow. Contemporary (bio)medicine is the crossroad of cell and molecular biology, material science, medicinal chemistry, mathematics, bioinformatics, imaging methods, telemedicine, artificial intelligence, etc., but also a meeting field with humanities and social sciences. Thus, the integration of technological, ethical and economical ways and means can provide keys for “sustainable survival” of both the individual patient and the community as a whole.
Dean of the First Medical Faculty and Head of the Institute of Biochemistry and Experimental Oncology
What are the most innovative strategies in the therapy of cancer that are currently being developed and how are they related to nanotechnology? What are micro- and nanorobots and how are they capable of drug delivery into tumor tissue? What is their potential in clinical practice?
Biochemist and Molecular Biologist
The Open Artificial Pancreas System project is a free and open-source project that aims to make basic artificial pancreas system technology available to everyone. Andrew will guide you through his journey towards open-source healthcare.
Digital Therapeutics project leader at Novartis
Aging population and economic prosperity increase the pressure for the digital transformation of healthcare. Surgery is the most analog service provided in that segment, and Brainlab will demonstrate how cloud computing, AI, robotics, tracking, and augmented reality can impact the lives of patients. We can aggregate digital anatomical models of the patient and merge the digital world with the physical world. And even more important, digital surgery can become an opportunity for startups to beat the giants.
Brainlab President & CEO
The ongoing and future private space industry resources and products vary. From satellites to launching systems, from pharmaceuticals and energy to tourism and entertainments. Some products enable the space travel (spacecraft), others are made in space for the earthly use (pharmaceuticals, energy). Some could even be used both in outer space and on earth (efficient gadgets etc..). Is now the best time to get on board and how soon can investors make profit?
Space Architect & Strategist
Fashion as status symbol has always contributed to the way on how we perceive ourselves and convey our inside to the outside. In traditional means fashion was considered art, designed to convey a certain lifestyle that was linked to exclusivity. The more we have the possibility and freedom to re-invent fashion, through technology, new business models, shifting the position along the value chain, the more power is in the hands of the customer. Customer focus is not limited to convenience, personalized designs and uniqueness, but also a way on how the shopping, renting and service can be bridged to the increasing isolation in the cities. Circular economy of fashion and ‘on demand’ creates another challenge and opportunity at the same time on how to link both worlds. The rise of rental and second hand fashion platforms, solves the problem only to a certain extend. While solving one problem of waste, overproduction and introducing circular economy models to fashion, we are creating another gap, which is castrating our cities culture, economy and the quality of life. The lack of real-life social contacts and the castration of cities, demands for new business models and solutions and the combination of how to bridge on- and offline. When fashion stores disappear restaurants, bars will follow. In my talk I’d like to take the audience on a journey on how this future of fashion is multidimensional, provides a huge potential for service offerings in future mobility and can transform our society.
Founder of fashionXact and MealMatch
Bitcoin was the first truly decentralized cryptocurrency. But the story of digital currencies began many years before Bitcoin. The freedom to transact might be the most impactful implication of the blockchain technology as a whole and it may drastically reshape our world.
Expert on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
With sensors collecting data on everything – weather, pollution, traffic flow, energy use and personal data too (where you buy things, who you hang with, even the gait of your walk as you wander your local streets) – the smart city revolution promises to transform our lives. But as the data-goldrush gathers pace, is civil society keeping up? Do we need an ‘equitable deal’ to guarantee a fairer future for everyone? And, crucially, who will own the collected data?
Chief executive of Open City
Václav Pavlečka will interview the CEO of expanding Czech startup Shipvio. Among other things, they will talk about how to break through a competitively charged business, why startup competitions sometimes make sense, but also how to combine family life and startup work into something more better than just a 24/7 work mode.
Managing Partner at Air Ventures | SWCS co-founder
Founder at ShipVio
Space industry itself is a future for a lot of people. But it is? Our company is trying to really make the space industry futuristic – by driving down the cost of sending satellites to space, by making the industry more commercial, by promoting new ideas and technologies – like onboard data processing or the use of blockchain in space.
CEO at S.A.B. Aerospace
Miomove is developing technologies to promote active lifestyles. The company has developed a smart insole prototype for step analysis, based on pressure nanosensors, which can evaluate the correctness of running technique during any training via the miomove app in runner’s cell phone. The app can alert the runner to errors caused by incorrect movement habits. It evaluates the bodyweight distribution and balance and helps the user run and walk better and healthier. miomove = a personal trainer, helping with every step, anytime, anywhere. Start to run smart with miomove!
CEO & CO-Founder at Miomove
Can digital technologies replace drugs and become a new class of medicine? Learn what is behind the term ‘digital therapeutics’ and how it revolutionizes healthcare. This talk will shed more light on successful applications and demonstrate how startup Vitadio uses data to treat type 2 diabetes.
Co-founder of digital health startup Vitadio
Security threats have become an omnipresent concern for administrations as well as civilians. The advancements of material science enable us to tackle both personal and professional evacuation and firefighting devices in an unprecedented manner. For the first time in civil space, we will be presenting a non-toxic, biodegradable evacuation suit intended for use in the rapid evacuation of environments affected by fire. When deployed, the special fire suit, impregnated with a patented solution, can withstand intense heat from a burning building for several minutes. It even proved to withstand direct flames for up to a dozen seconds.
Founder & CEO of I&AAT
Fiber Flow looks like a handheld gun Phaser from Star Trek, but do not get confused! This is a prototype of the unique handheld portable device for the production of nanofibers from polymer solutions by centrifugal forces. The idea was brought by engineers from the Technical University of Liberec. Nanotech company PARDAM from Roudnice nad Labem is helping to finalize the design and introduce the device and nanofiber materials to the commercial sector. Fiber Flow is designed to produce and deposit nanofibers with special additives for application on the skin for cosmetic or dermatological purposes. Thanks to this unique and futuristic “nano-gun” it will be possible to safely deposit nanofibers on the skin without any special knowledge and to personalize nanofiber material to individual needs. You can look forward to personalized nano-cosmetic or nano-dermatology.
CEO at PARDAM s.r.o.
Parents would like to have their children always “under control” in the virtual world.
Be their trusted advisor instead!
And if you want to be a trusted advisor to your children in any sphere of life, you to know, need to be IN.
Gain the experience and educate yourself in the children’s (virtual) world.
It is not as hard as it seems…
Business consultant and author
Journalist and author
What if we could breathe 20% cleaner air in the office? What if there was 50% less CO2? What if the room temperature dopped by 1° Celsia? How much more productive, healthier and happier could we be? Come and see the fresh data measured at Alza, Forbes, or directly at Future Port to reflect on how the work environment works.
CEO & Lead Designer at Greenest Company
Eyes are designed to see, tongues to taste, and ears to hear but we do not have an organ designed specifically for our sense of time. Until now. Meet Neil Harbisson, a cyborg developing an organ to allow him to feel the passage of time in his body. How does it work? Come and see.
The First Officially Recognized Cyborg
What is the state-of-the-art artificial intelligence research today? How close are we to building robots smarter than humans? Is AI the technology that will destroy us, or save us? Let’s address these and similar popular questions from the perspective of a research scientist at Facebook AI Research.
Neuron Award Winner, Researcher at Facebook AI Research
Technology has fundamentally shifted the way we engage with each other as humans. But what happens when technology enters the bedroom? How do we incorporate it into the way we fall in love, date and discover intimacy? How does technology impact all areas of sexuality, from identity to crime and violence? As a $30 billion industry, what can we discover about sextech beyond the obvious? How do we move beyond robots and VR to the true potential for technology to enhance our sexual lives? And who is driving this innovation?
Future of Sex CEO, Femtech & Sextech Expert
Technology has twisted the world with irresistible power. Many people are struggling to cope with the quickly transforming reality. The digital layer of human existence has created many traps and we are often unaware of them. Moreover, we have the responsibility to raise our children to become self-confidenct, adaptable, and able to control their existence. Firstly as parents, secondly as teachers, and thirdly as a generation which will have to hand over this world to its successors in good shape. Are we capable of doing it?
Teacher, school director, board member and consultant
Chief Learning Officer & Education Republic
We all know that muscles are proteins, energy is sugar and fat is, well, fat. But what about glycans? Most people never heard of them, and still, they are as much an important part of our lives as the rest of these substances. They can tell us what blood group we have, what kind of flu are we susceptible to or where a cancer cell begins to metastasize. Are we able to use them to our advantage, let´s say for early cancer detection?
Co founder & CTO at Glycanostic
Genomics shows a great promise of improving human lives: There will be more accurate diagnostics that can identify disease earlier (which means more opportunities for cures). Pharma is building a core science expertise to bring systematic therapeutics to market faster and more reliably. Medical centers want to improve clinical decisions by understanding more clearly what may be happening to specific individuals. The amount of data generated by the field is expected to grow into tens of exabytes in a few years, which introduces challenges in storage, analysis, and deriving insights. Let’s take a look at how healthcare and life science organizations are retooling to prepare for the revolution.
Product manager at DNAnexus
Mankind’s quest for the prolongation of life has led to amazing advancements. Christian and Valentin will share their vision on how digitalization in the medical realm will further extend the life expectancy of future generations. While several boundaries in the digital, regulatory and biological spaces exist, digitalization already provides an impactful avenue of the repurposing of existing technology, an often times ignored approach for advancement.
Skin Care Tech / Beauty Tech: Intrapreneurship, digitalization, innovation - smart cosmetics and skin cancer prevention
Head of Dermato-Oncology at Klinikum Rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München
Who is an ethical hacker? How do hackers hack? Ans can hackers make the world a better place? Meet the winning teams from the largest hackathon in Czechia, organized by CEE Hacks. Confirmed hackers: Team Guillever (developing an app for planning a journey based on the emotions of the consumer), Team RedCute (project Pralinka for making the entering and leaving the trains on subway faster).
Radical Innovator and City Hacker
From the belly of a pig named Jessie, New Age Meats fed 40 people sausage that was “smoky, savory, and tasted like breakfast”, according to the Business Insider. How did they do that? Was it expensive? Will it scale? What are the biggest challenges? How will cultured meat change our relationship with food and the earth? And, more importantly, did Jessie survive?
Co-founder & CEO of New Age Meats
The first animal farm on Mars will be an insect farm. Find out why the cricket protein is the easiest improvement on the sustainability of our diet (and already available). Radek is a co-founder of the leading European cricket protein food brand and also the biggest cricket farm in the world.
Co-Founder at SENS Foods Ltd. & Cricket Lab Ltd.
Urban transportation affects the lives of billions of people daily. What will moving around your city look like in 10 years? And how can a European startup make a huge impact in this industry?
Since its start in 2013, Bolt grew from a small startup to a transportation platform with 25 million customers in more 30 countries. In this talk, we’re sharing some of the learnings of a rare European unicorn, as well as our vision for the future of mobility.
Chief Product Officer at Bolt (Taxify)
Airports are not pleasant places and a for a frequent travellet they represent a waste of time. Ever wondered if we can fly without them? Just take-off from a remote spot in your hometown’s periphery or a skyscraper’s roof? A Czech company is building a personal airplane which does exactly that. And in the future, it will be fully autopiloted, too.
Founder & CEO of Zuri
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We are happy to see Future Port Prague grow! We have moved to a new, bigger venue to fit all the cool tech we have in store for you. Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha) offers a great layout, accessibility, parking, and overall conditions.
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Absorbing all the inspiration and ideas can be overwhelming. Relax in our chillout zone and enjoy the festival refreshed and energized.
Our open-air festival stage will feature interesting talks by speakers throughout the whole event. Come to relax and leave both empowered and inspired.