26-27 November 2019RAI, Amsterdam
28-29 November 2018RAI, Amsterdam
Global Advisor on Technology and Innovation @ UN Women, Managing Director @ Microsoft for Start-ups
CEO @ Save The Children International
Chief Digital Officer (CDO) - Consumer & Enterprise Digital @ Volvo Cars
Managing Director, Operations and Performance, Global Industrial Hub @ ENGIE
Partner @ HP Tech Ventures
Co-Founder/ CEO and Head Stemmete @ Stemettes
Co-founder @ TomTom
CIO B2B / SVP Business Solutions @ Deutsche Telekom AG
Founder and CEO @ OKRA Technologies
CEO and Co-Founder @ Suade
Shaloo Garg is Managing Director, Silicon Valley, Southwest region for Microsoft for Startups. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and corporate development experience. Previously, Shaloo was at Oracle at Global Oracle Innovation where she led the Global Customer Connect practice of commercializing revenue opportunities for startups into the enterprise client base and partner ecosystem. She has also led go-to-market for Oracle’s cloud business and was part of the M&A team that acquired Peoplesoft, Siebel, Retek etc. Prior to joining Oracle, she was in a couple of early stage startups.
Shaloo is the Guest Faculty at University of Pennsylvania Law School on Technology in Global Human Rights. She is passionate about education and is a “Champion of Innovation” at UN Women where she is spinning up virtual Innovation Labs with Universities leveraging emerging technologies to encourage digital literacy in developing countries for young girls who do not have access to education.
She is an MBA from Delhi University and has done specialization in Innovation and Design Thinking from Stanford d.School. Words to live by: “In life, there are no mistakes... only lessons” - Vic Johnson.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt is the outgoing CEO of Save the Children International
and a former prime minister of Denmark. She was her country’s first woman PM
before leading one of the world’s largest humanitarian charities.
After studying political science and European policy and administration, Helle
joined the European Parliament, and was later elected as an MEP. After five years
she moved to domestic politics and, following a general election defeat for her
party the Social Democrats, was elected party leader. Over the following years she
turned around the fortunes of the Social Democrats and after six years in charge
was elected as Denmark’s first woman prime minister. She and her government
navigated difficult national concerns around immigration, military intervention,
and economics, particularly in the years immediately after the financial crisis. She
steered her party to a second general election victory before leave her post.
Helle joined Save the Children International, the global charity that supports
children and young people in economically deprived areas, and in the aftermath of
disasters and war. She took charge of the 25,000-person organisation and balanced
policy, strategy, advocacy and on-the-ground fact-finding before leaving the
charity in its centenary year.
As well as being involved as an advisor or board member for a wide range of
international organisations involved in equality and development, Helle has served
on the European Council for Foreign Relations, the International Crisis Group, the
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Atlantic Council.
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.
From child prodigy to MBE, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is Head Stemette and co-founder of Stemettes, the award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) roles via a series of impactful events and opportunities.
One of the youngest ever to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics & Computer Science by the University of Oxford at age 20, Anne-Marie, unsurprisingly, continued to soar. In 2018 alone, she was listed among the top 50 women in tech in the world by Forbes, voted the 5th most influential woman in IT by Computer Weekly and was the recipient of the prestigious Barclays UK ‘Woman of the Year’ award.
2017 saw her featured among the top 50 most inspiring women in tech by Inspiring Fifty (an accolade she received for a second time in 2018). In recognition of her significant influence and achievements, Anne-Marie was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to young women and STEM sectors. In June of the same year she was also made an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.
Not only a champion of getting women into STEM positions, Anne-Marie has previously worked with Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers, amassing a wealth of experience. She is also a recognised thought-leader in the tech space, regularly appearing in the media as a talking head, and giving talks at tech giants such as SXSW and Founders Forum.
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.
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