Lydia was one of the data science pioneers in adidas. She joined the company as a data scientist shortly after the role had been declared ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’, and she had just finished her PhD in statistics. With a successful evolution of data applications,she is now heading up the company’s data science team and is dedicated to drive business through data in the sportswear industry.
With over 12 years of experience in digital corporate development and building data-driven companies in the fields of digital advertising, news recommendation and fraud analytics. Ushan offers strong expertise across new digital business development, data science and AI. He was the CEO of KIANA Systems, a spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, acquired by KPMG in 2018.
Zeynep started early on in the digital industry. Her early experiences in the silicon valley shaped her path in a substantial way. As a computer scientist she developed applications. She lead a global online communication department at an international semiconductor company. Today she is planning and developing new digital business models at G+D’s accelerator advance52.
Timo is responsible for smart farming at OSRAM focusing on light, sensor and software solutions for high-tech greenhouses, vertical farms and along the food supply chain. He is also Advisory Board Member at the Association for Vertical Farming and mentor at Startupbootcamp FoodTech
Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include fintech (e.g. blockchain), agri-tech, UAVs, mobile technology and Artificial Intelligence and working with the private sector.
Stephan (34) is Head of Innovation & Digitization at Hays Germany, enabling digital Transformation of the market leader in expert recruiting. He is passionate about Social Media, Millennials, Sports and Society. Stephan holds degrees of FAU Erlangen Nuremberg, EBS, HBX, INSEAD and (soon) Stanford/HPI.
I love to build: teams, products & partnerships. I am leading the global digitalisation efforts for Linde with dedicated teams in Singapore and Munich. I care about 3 pillars at Linde: Accelerating and building ideas into products; Driving digital transformation of the workforce; Building strategic partnerships & new commercialisation approaches
A social entrepreneur, technologist and mentor. Vasilis has dedicated over two decades to enhance public services and the democratic process while bridging the gap between citizens and policy makers. His success to date is based on building strong relationships between the public sector, industry, civil society and the research community shifting government transformation towards inclusion, transparency and efficiency in developed and developing nations.