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Program for the 2b AHEAD ThinkTank Future Congress 2017

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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. 

 

 

All information on this page and in the download is subject to change without notice.


 You can find a detailed description of the session formats and topics on our Webpage Topics.


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
PREDICTIVE POLITICS

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
 

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