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Welcome to Challengers


Some of our speakers profiles for this 2016 event

FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

Ralf Herrtwich

Director Vehicle Automation

Daimler AG

Christoph
Hartung

Head of Connected Car

Daimler AG

FUTURE OF FOOD

Sofia Hmich

Angel Investor and Advisor

Impact Coffee

CURATOR OF FUTURE OF FOOD

Marie Haga

Executive Director

Global Crop Diversity Trust

Leslie Ziegler

Co-Founder

Bitty Foods

Antoine Hubert

CEO

Ynsect

FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Christopher Fabian

Co-Founder, UNICEF Innovation

Unicef

INTERACTION

Michael Peters

CEO

Euronews

Nuno Machado Lopes

Head of Marketing and Communications

Beta-i


Vicenç Martí

President

Imperus


CHRISTOPH AUER-WELSBACH

STRATEGY LEAD

IBM

LIFE SCIENCE

Reimund Fickert

Project Director

Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB)

CURATOR OF LIFE SCIENCES

Martin Varsavsky

CEO

Prelude Fertility


Francesco De Rubertis

Partner

Medicxi Ventures

Alfons Nonell-Canals

CEO

Mind the Byte

Davide D'Amico

CEO

ZeClinics

Maria Lluch-Senar

Staff Scientist

CRG

AND MORE...

AGENDA



JUNE, 9th - THURSDAY

9:00

DOOR AND REGISTRATION OPENING

10:00

OPENING OF CHALLENGERS

Humanity - Curated by UNICEF

10:10

HUMANITY
Christopher Fabian
Director of Innovation and Co-Founder of Innovation Lab, UNICEF


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12:30

Break

 

12:40

FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
Frank Zapata
Founder of Zapata Racing

 

13:00

INTERACTION
TBA

 

13:20

Lunch

 

14:20

FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
Ralf Herrtwich
Director of Vehicle Automation at Daimler Group
"Driving without Drivers: What, Why, How, and When"

 

14:50

FUTURE OF FOOD
Marie Haga
Director General of Crop Trust
"The Svalbard Global Seed Vault - a lifesaver in the Arctic"

 

15:20

FUTURE OF FOOD
Antoine Hubert
Co-Founder at Ynsect
"Topic TBA"

 

15:50

INTERACTION
Vicens Martí
Imperus President
Alex Tomic
Co-Founder of Alea
"Virtual Reality in Gaming is here"

 

16:20

INTERACTION
Nuno Machado Lopes
Head of Marketing at Beta-i
"Insight to Portugal’s rising entrepreneur landscape"

 

16:40

INTERACTION
Christoph Auer-Welsbach,
Strategy Lead at IBM
"We exceeded the threshold for usability in AI. Now what?"

 

17:00

Networking

 

18:00

Special Programming at the Beach area of Barcelona - details TBA

 

22:00

After-Parties

 

JUNE, 10th - FRIDAY

10:00

OPENING

Life Sciences by PRBB

 

LIFE SCIENCES - Curated by Reimund Fickert
Introduction and moderation of the Life Science section: "When science outplays science fiction"
10:20
Alfons Nonell Canals
CEO at Mind the Byte
"How machine learning and cloud computing speeds up the drug development process"


10:40
Maria Lluch Senar
CEO at ZeClinics
"From Systems to Synthetic Biology: engineering of microorganisms as delivery systems"
11:00
Davide D’Amico
CEO at Mind the Byte
"Personalized anti-cancer medicine through zebrafish"
11:30
Victoria Puig
Project Director at PRBB
"We know what´s in your head better than you think, and we want to change it"
12:00
Ricard Solé
Group leader at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE) and Professor at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
"Terraforming earth with synthetic biology?"

 

12:30

Break

 

Future of Food

12:45

FUTURE OF FOOD - Curated by Sofia Hmich
12:55
Saasha Celestial One & Tessa Cook: Co-Founders at Olio
"A Scalable Solution to the Unsustainable Problem of Food Waste?"


13:20
Leslie Ziegler
CEO at Bitty Foods
"Can crickets save the world? "
13:45
TBA speaker

 

14:10

Lunch Break

 

15:10

LIFE SCIENCES
10:20
Francesco De Rubertis
Partner at Medicxi Ventures
"Outsiders & intersections"

 

15:30

INTERACTION
Michael Ronen
Co-Founder of Splash

 

16:00

INTERACTION
Brad Folkens
CTO at CamFind
"Your AI is blind"

 

16:30

INTERACTION
Michael Peters
CEO at Euronews

 

17:00

LIFE SCIENCES
Martin Varsavsky
CEO at Prelude Fertility
"Is having sex the best way to make a baby?"

 

17:40

Closing

 

18:00

Networking

 

22:00

After-Party: Location TBA