26-27 November 2019RAI, Amsterdam
28-29 November 2018RAI, Amsterdam
Global Advisor on Technology and Innovation @ UN Women, Managing Director @ Microsoft for Start-ups
Chief Digital Officer (CDO) - Consumer & Enterprise Digital @ Volvo Cars
Managing Director, Operations and Performance, Global Industrial Hub @ ENGIE
Partner @ HP Tech Ventures
Co-founder @ Tom Tom
CIO B2B / SVP Business Solutions @ Deutsche Telekom AG
Founder and CEO @ OKRA Technologies
CEO and Co-Founder @ Suade
Organisational Psychologist, Founder and Broadcaster @
Director of Diversity EMEA @ Google
Ödgärd Andersson is the Chief Digital Officer for Volvo Cars. She is passionate about having the users of cars in focus as we create the digital customer offerings of the future and enable new business models, adding subscriptions and sharing to traditional car ownership.
Digital services and software are already a large part of the customer offering of the modern connected car, and are growing rapidly in importance for the user experience. They play a vital role in everything from finding and ordering a car, to functions such as digital information and entertainment in the car itself, to advanced driver support and autonomous functions that keep users safe and comfortable. Prior to her current role as CDO, Ödgärd was Vice President of Vehicle Software and Electronics at Volvo Cars. Before joining the automotive industry and Volvo Cars 3 years ago, Ödgärd worked for 20 years in telecommunications in Ericsson in Sweden and Silicon Valley, in positions ranging from product development to leading large scale software development organisations. She holds a Master of Science Degree from Chalmers University of Technology and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Nicole Iseppi has been with ENGIE since the beginning of 2010. Nicole is a Senior Executive Adviser to and also Managing Director of Operations & Performance of ENGIE’s Global Industrial Hub (which oversees 12 Global departments, including Group Strategy, Acceleration Taskforce, ENGIE Research and Innovation). Nicole has substantial experience in the strategic formulation, business development, financing and operational phases of infrastructure projects, within Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and European regions for the past 20+ years and has also had the rare opportunity, to be a previous adviser for establishing and implementing, on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Finance and Japan Bank of International Cooperation – a new green financial institution called Japan Carbon Finance. She is invited as a regular speaker at global sustainable and innovation conferences and has been appointed to various industry advisory committees. Nicole has also had the honor of also being awarded, various global awards by her industry peers, including most recently – Global Energy andf Natural Resource Adviser of the Year 2018 and Named in CEO and Executive Europe Index Awards 2018 & 2019. Nicole is a passionate problem solver and a strong supporter and advocate of promoting innovation and industry collaboration, as we globally transition to a robust low carbon economy.
Corinne is co-founder of TomTom, a navigation and map-making company that designs and develops cutting edge technologies solving mobility problems and addressing the challenges of autonomous driving and smart cities. She founded Codam, a non-profit coding college based on the Ecole 42 curriculum and ethos, which opened in Sept 2018 in Amsterdam.Voted as one of the top 50 most inspirational women in European tech, Corinne is also Vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of Takeaway.com NV, Chair of remuneration and nomination committee of Groupe ILIAD, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Member of the International Advisory Board to the Amsterdam Economic Board and Chair on the Trustee Board of the Sofronie Foundation. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, equal opportunities, education and technology. Corinne was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officer in the order of Orange-Nassau in 2016.
Angela Maragopoulou is a technologist, an lean-agile awarded leader and a big scaler. She has more than 20 years of Telecommunications industry expertise, with achievements in IT delivery, IoT product delivery and operation, Technology Operations, Enterprise Complex Solution Design, Enterprise Sales and Transformation. Currently she is leading an international organization as CIO B2B / SVP Business Solutions for Deutsche Telekom AG, the largest TelCo in Europe, assisting the business with building new business models.
She has achieved dramatic adoption and innovative use case approach, for low-cost predictiveness and preventiveness as well as operational excellence with large-scale AI. She has delivered and operated globally the Vodafone IoT and UCC portfolio. In her free time she codes (loving python), she follows epochs of strangely training data sets and teaches girls to code. She believes in the hybrid human and Augmented Intelligence as well as a fully meshed world of connected devices and that IoT is the Killer 5G application.
Dr Loubna Bouarfa is a machine learning scientist turned entrepreneur.
She is the founder and CEO of OKRA Technologies - an artificial intelligence data analytics company for healthcare. OKRA allows healthcare professionals to combine all their data in one place and generate evidence-based insights in real time, to save and improve human lives. Loubna is currently a member of the European Union High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, where she is particularly focused on healthcare and achieving competitive business impact with AI. She was named an MIT Technology Review Top Innovator Under 35, a Forbes 50 Top Women In Tech, and recently won the prize for Best Female-Led Startup at the StartUp Europe Awards. On a personal level, she is a strong advocate for diversity, women and challenging the status quo.
For more information on OKRA, visit okra.ai and find us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Diana Paredes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, a software platform that enables financial institutions to understand and deliver their regulatory requirements. Prior to founding Suade, Diana had a successful career in investment banking, covering all asset classes at Barclays and Merrill Lynch, across sales, trading & structuring. Whilst working in the industry, she saw an opportunity to innovate and launch her current Fintech/Regtech startup. She believes that a data-driven approach to regulation is the key to preventing the next financial crisis.
Rachana Bhide is founder of The Corner of the Court Project, a program for women to publicly share stories of their successful careers and the impact of men as allies. The program leverages positive psychology to bring men and women together as partners for winning outcomes in the workplace.
Rachana serves as global talent lead for Bloomberg LP's engineering department, focusing on culture and leadership development for 5,500 software and infrastructure engineers. At Bloomberg she also reports headline news daily for Bloomberg News Radio and is a regular host and moderator for Bloomberg Live.
Rachana has 20 years of experience in leadership and organizational psychology; she spent 14 years with Accenture, most recently leading the capability of the Austria/Switzerland/ Germany change management consulting practice. Rachana earned her bachelor’s degree with high distinction from University of
Virginia and holds a master's degree from Columbia University.
Karina is the Director of Diversity for Google’s EMEA region, enabling an environment of belonging for over 18,000 Googlers in 36 countries.Prior to joining Google, Karina was the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Vodafone, creating and overseeing the diversity initiatives for over 100,000 people. Central to her role was creating an inclusive culture, driving Vodafone’s ambition to be the best company for women by 2025, and maintain a focus on LGBT+ inclusion, with Vodafone being recognised as a Top global employer for LGBT in 2019.
Previously Karina spent 10 years at Gallup as a successful consultant advising organisations, facilitating thought provoking sessions to executive teams.Karina’s career started with 7 years on the Graduate Scheme at Kingfishe, and has a BA Hons in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University and a post graduate Business Diploma from Oxford University.
In 2017, Karina was awarded the Power of Women award for Diversity & Inclusion and in 2014, Karina was the winner of the Asian Woman of Achievement Award for Business. Karina is married with now 2 children, aged 15 and 9 years old.
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