Program for the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank Future Congress 2017
Below you will find the program for the 16th Future Congress of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank on June 20-21, 2017 at Wolfsburg Castle in Wolfsburg, Germany.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Starting at 7:00 a.m. | Welcome Lounge
FOR RED-EYE FLYERS AND EARLY BIRDS
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Welcome address and opening panel: Future Vision – Technology 2027
THE TECH ROADMAPS OF THE NEXT TEN YEARS
Dr. Will Zeng, Senior Researcher, Rigetti Quantum Computing
>>Roadmap for the Age of Quantum Computers
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Business Speed Dating
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Keynote
Personalized marketing in the age of big data
Julian Wheatland, COO & CFO, Cambridge Analytica
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch, conversations, Future Lounge
In parallel: 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. | Press conference
The highlights of the 16th 2b AHEAD Future Congress
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. | Keynote
The cultural and organizational skillset for successful digital transformation.
Stephen Brobst, CTO, Teradata
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. | VisionTalk
THINKING QUANTUM – THE BIG VISIONS
Matan Field, CEO, Backfeed
>>Blockchaining Work – Working on the next (decentralized!) level
Ismail Chaib, COO, TESOBE
>> APIs to banks – The interface of the future
Jon Hegranes, CEO & Co-Founder, Kittyhawk.io
>> Realtime drones of the future
Adam Gazzaley, Neuroscientist, University of California, San Francisco
>>Will brain optimization win the race against the machines?
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | StrategyArena: Future Vision – Customer Needs 2027
INTIMATE AI: HOW WILL CUSTOMER ANALYSIS AND MARKETING CHANGE WHEN AI KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOUR SPOUSE DOES?
Ethan Smith, Chief Growth Officer, Yummly
>> How artificial intelligence will transform the food industry.
Dirk Reznik, CEO, Vorwerk Thermomix
>> Smarter households for smart customers – How future customer needs can be addressed today
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Elevator pitch
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Break, coffee, Future Lounge
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Keynote
Michael Carl, Managing Director Research & Consulting, 2b AHEAD ThinkTank
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | StrategyArena: Future Vision – Leadership Strategies 2027
AI THAT LEADS: HOW CAN WE LEARN TO PERCEIVE AIs AS OUR COLLEAGUES AND BOSSES?
Anna Kaiser, Founder and CEO, Tandemploy
>> Cooperative leadership in breathing organizations
Frédéric Peyrot, Chief Operating Officer, Vibe / AIR at en-japan
>> Understanding leadership in analytical organizations
Gabriele Sommer, Global Head of Human Resources, TüV Süd AG
>> Human / machine leadership in future organizations
6:00 p.m. | End of the first congress day
8:00 p.m. | Awards evening
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Starting at 8:00 a.m. | Coworking lounge
Coffee and croissants
9:00 – 09:30 a.m. | Keynote
THiNK QUANTUM – HOW QUANTUM COMPUTERS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE OUR WORLD
Bo Ewald, President, D-Wave Systems
09:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Showcase
THiNK QUANTUM – HOW THE NEW QUANTUM COMPUTERS ARE ALREADY CHANGING OUR WORLD
Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO, Volkswagen AG
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | VisionTalk
THINK QUANTUM – THE BIG VISIONS II
Madeline Aufseeser, CEO and Co-founder, Tender Armor
>> How the future of money, payment, and security will change our society
Hossein Rahnama, CEO and Founder, Flybits
>> Virtual immortality for $9.99
Pegor Papazian, CEO, Bazillion Beings
>> AIs as customers
Ido Savir, CEO, SuperMeat
>> The meat revolution from the lab: Real meat without murder
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Enabling Transformation
TOMORROWING YOUR BUSINESS!
12:00 - 13:00 p.m. | Lunch, conversations, Future Lounge
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | StrategyArena: Future Vision – Products 2027
HOW WILL PREDICTIVE ENTERPRISES CHANGE YOUR PRODUCTS?
Lauri Oksanen, Vice President for Research and Technology, Nokia
>> Predictive networks – Connecting intelligence
Lupo Pape, CEO, SemanticEdge
>> Alexa, Google Assistant & Co. – How digital assistants will change our business models
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Keynote
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SINGULARITY – THE DYNAMICS OF BRAIN UPLOADING HOW WILL PREDICTIVE ENTERPRISES CHANGE YOUR PRODUCTS?
Randal Koene, Chief of Neuroscience & Systems Strategy, Kernel
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. | Break, coffee, Future Lounge
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. | StrategyArena: Future Vision – Society 2027
SUPERHUMAN INTELLIGENCE: HOW WILL COMPUTERS LEARN TO MAKE DECISIONS?
Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London
>> Artificial sexuality – How love, sex, and robots fit together
Maria Ritola, Co-Founder, Iris.ai
>> Iris AI – Tomorrow’s research assistant
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Closing keynote
CROSSING THE QUANTUM CHASM
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. | Farewell
5:15 p.m. | End of the 16th Future Congress