The Executive Track at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2019

The Executive Track is tailored to the needs of leading tech professionals who want to learn about the latest and the most exclusive business and technology trends.
In addition, the leaders in the tech field will find like-minded executives. World-renowned speakers guide and create the Executive Track program to give you the most important in a time efficient way.

Besides, you can attend the same conference as your developer and UX team while diving into the topics on your agenda. In other words: An executive agenda you can easily use to strengthen your connections with the team.

Your Benefits
  • Expand your connections
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Learn from world-renowned speakers
  • Tailored to executive needs
  • Use your time efficiently
Who is it for?
  • Chief executive officers
  • Founders
  • Innovation Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Executive directors

Speakers

Ben Vinegar

VP of Engineering, Sentry

Ben Vinegar is the VP Engineering at Sentry, an open source product that helps teams surface and fix production software issues. He's also the co-author of Third-party JavaScript, a contributor to O’Reilly’s Beautiful JavaScript, and an occasional conference speaker.

Ben Vinegar
VP of Engineering, Sentry

Catherine Bischoff

Chief Relationship Officer, Factory Berlin

Catherine Bischoff is the Chief Relationship Officer at Factory Berlin, a culture, community, and space driven by the power of connection. As the heart of the Berlin startup ecosystem, Factory Berlin provides the right tools and networks for startups to scale and flourish. As the lead on strategic partnerships, she works with founders, investors, corporates, accelerators and academic institutions to develop dynamic programs for a fast-changing Germany and global impact. Prior to Factory Berlin, Catherine managed international programs and global partnerships for the University of Waterloo’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. She also supported FTSE-500 companies, startups, and governments with business development in France, the Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S.Catherine brings her global mindset to the German innovation landscape and is passionate about forming collaborative opportunities between old and new economies, as well as creative entrepreneurs from all sectors.

Catherine Bischoff
Chief Relationship Officer, Factory Berlin

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann

Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology, BMW AG

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann is responsible for the global infrastructure operations and the BMW digital workspace. In his current function, he is responsible for the future infrastructure strategy, the definition of the infrastructure roadmap, the integration of new digital technology providers, the assurance of the quality of the overall IT operations of BMW and the definition of the cloud strategy.
He studied information technology with the focus on business IT at the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Further, he holds a masters degree in business administration (IT) of the University of Central Lancashire (UK) as well a masters degree in organization development with IT from the University of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt.
2002 he started his career at BMW and since then has worked within different IT management roles in Germany and the US – for almost 17 years.
During his time at BMW, he dealt with digitalization in almost every business function of BMW.

Jan-Steffen Kuhlmann
Group IT VP Infrastructure Technology, BMW AG

Sridhar Iyengar

Managing Director, Zoho

Sridhar Iyengar is the Managing Director of Zoho Corp's European business. In the last two decades, Sridhar has built software products for Enterprises, Telecom OEM and Service Provider markets. Sridhar is currently mentoring teams on various subjects including- building free scale applications, artificial intelligence and NLPs use in solving problems for business.

Sridhar Iyengar
Managing Director, Zoho

Josh Naylor

Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Josh Naylor
Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Eugene Toporov

VP of Marketing, JetBrains

With more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry, Eugene has worked as quality assurance engineer, business analyst, project manager, and has held various marketing roles at JetBrains. He started as a product marketing manager for some of JetBrains’ first products in 2008 and has been leading its marketing efforts for over 7 years. Eugene still does a bit of writing and coding when he finds the time, but most of all he enjoys helping people find joy in their work, be it his teammates or users of JetBrains products.

Eugene Toporov
VP of Marketing, JetBrains

Jürgen Müller

Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Jürgen Müller
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Mithun Dhar

General Manager Developer Relations, HERE Technologies

Mithun Dhar is a senior executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry and developer relations. His diverse background includes overseeing the growth of developer platforms, managing partner ecosystems and building support for new technology. At HERE, Mithun is responsible for increasing the developer community’s ability to harness the power of location intelligence and engagement with the HERE Open Location Platform (OLP). His focus is on the strategy and vision for the Open Location Platform and working closely with key partners, such as AWS, Microsoft, SAP and Bosch, to ensure that developers around the world can leverage location intelligence solutions in their products and services. Before joining HERE, Mithun was Director of Developer Relations and Strategic Communications for SAP Concur, where he led a team that helped developers design, build and market applications that tap into the $1 trillion business travel industry. Prior to that, he was a Principal Strategist for Technology and Communications at Citrix, Director of Product Marketing at Edifecs, and held numerous positions at Microsoft within Microsoft Research, product management, product marketing and developer evangelism. Mithun speaks five languages and is known for his enthusiasm around developer communities and his ability to merge his technical background and business savvy. He has computer science and engineering degrees from Bangalore University and the National Institute of Information Technology in India.

Mithun Dhar
General Manager Developer Relations, HERE Technologies

Frank Riemensperger

Chairman, Accenture Germany

Frank Riemensperger has been Chairman of Accenture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2009. The trained computer scientist and expert for digitization holds a seat in the acatech Senate, the German Academy for Engineering Sciences, and is a board member of DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, Frank is a member of the executive committees of the German IT association BITKOM and the German association of IT users VOICE and a member of the steering committees of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and of the Plattform Lernende Systeme. He is the Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and a member of the Feldafinger Kreis.

Frank Riemensperger
Chairman, Accenture Germany

Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Christian Rickerts is a Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. He graduated the Free University of Berlin with a degree in Political Science and ever since he has been taking leading positions in different digital transforming companies and NGOs like Capgemini, Reporters without Borders and Wikimedia Germany.

Christian Rickerts
Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Sanjeev Katariya

VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

As eBay’s Chief Architect, Sanjeev Katariya leads global architecture, cloud, AI, data and platform teams and the overall marketplace technical strategy. In addition to working across all eBay inc. science, engineering and strategy leadership teams, his direct teams focus on AI/ML platforms, computer vision, machine translation and NLP, spatial computing, anomaly detection, general Neural network and software research, mobile platform, continuous delivery systems and quality frameworks, cloud security and marketplace frameworks. He spent the bulk of his formative career, 25 years, at Microsoft dedicated to architecture, science and engineering, including 14 years as an executive leader (Partner). Sanjeev earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Colorado and a bachelor of science degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Punjab Engineering College, and holds over 32 patents. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and contributes to his personal website www.sanjeevkatariya.com.

Sanjeev Katariya
VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

Sergej Epp

Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Sergej Epp is Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Palo Alto Networks in Central Europe. In this role, he develops regional cybersecurity strategy and is overseeing cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence across the region. His functional specialities include cyber defense operations, cyber risk management and transformation management. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent eight years in a variety of roles at Deutsche Bank, with his last position leading groups focusing on Cyber Hygiene Operations and Cyber Forensics & Investigations. He also founded and led the first Group-wide Cyber Defense Center including Threat Intelligence, Active Defense, Red Teaming as well as Security Awareness and Security Big Data programs. Sergej regularly participates in forums, conferences and panels and provides advise on threat intelligence and cyber defense matters. Outside of the office, Sergej is a passionate advocate for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He has particular interest in Cybercrime research, Blockchain and Financial Markets and also spends time in teaching those to graduates or professionals.

Sergej Epp
Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Dorothee Bär

Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Dorothee Bär
Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Ivan Yamshchikov

AI Evangelist, ABBYY

Ivan is AI Evangelist at ABBYY Global and an avid researcher in the areas of technology management and adoption in business. His interests include a broad range of issues related to data-driven products, artificial neural networks and general artificial intelligence. He has had a number of high profile speaking engagements and panel discussion at various technology conferences including on “Machine Learning: Prospects and Applications

Ivan Yamshchikov
AI Evangelist, ABBYY

Gerald Pfeifer

CTO, SUSE

As CTO Dr. Gerald Pfeifer leverages his deep understanding of infrastructure software, Open Source ecosystems, and respective business and technology aspects to help articulate, drive, and promote SUSE's technology vision, engaging with customers, partners, and Open Source communities all along the way. VP Products & Technology Programs until 2019, Dr. Pfeifer drove the transformation of the SUSE portfolio from the world's first Enterprise Linux distribution to software defined infrastructure including OpenStack cloud, Ceph storage, and networking solutions plus container-based application delivery around Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry. He also led partner-facing engineering teams, and in the early days served as project lead for Enterprise Linux and helped create SUSE's first offering for developers in 2004. He has a long history in infrastructure and Open Source software and still contributes to key projects such as the GNU Compiler Collection and Wine. Before joining SUSE in 2003 he was Senior Researcher at C.I.E.S./University of Calabria, Italy, and Assistant Professor at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, where he received his doctorate and equally enjoyed research and teaching.

Gerald Pfeifer
CTO, SUSE

Eric Demuth

Co-Founder & CEO, Bitpanda

Eric Demuth is an entrepreneur with an eSports background. Whilst being active in the financial industry in London and Vienna since 2009, he also founded his first company. Frustrated by how hard it was to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, he co-founded Bitpanda. Before all this, he traveled the world on Hapag-Lloyd container ships while working as a ship’s mechanic, followed by economics studies at the WU Wien and London School of Economics & Political Science. Eric actively shapes the world-wide crypto community as an opinion leader in several fields.

Eric Demuth
Co-Founder & CEO, Bitpanda

Marius Swart

Digital Lead Strategy and Operations, Henkel

Marius has over 16 years of financial and corporate innovation experience. He has been a co-founder, angel investor, and most recently has worked at Coca-Cola and Henkel on digital transformation and innovation-related projects. In February 2018, he Co-founded Henkel X, an open innovation and collaboration platform that unlocks new sources of value inside Henkel. He is currently working on scaling this initiative to other enterprises under the Xpartners brand.

Marius Swart
Digital Lead Strategy and Operations, Henkel

Genevieve Mak

Head of Helio Browser and Web Platform, Magic Leap

Genevieve Mak is Head of Browser and Web Platform at MagicLeap. She is responsible for the Helio Browser and Prismatic library which allows creators to unflatten the web and easily make 3D web experiences.

Genevieve Mak
Head of Helio Browser and Web Platform, Magic Leap

Brendan Foley

Vice President of Developer Experience, Automation Anywhere

Brendan Foley is the Vice President of Developer Experience at Automation Anywhere. He is responsible for developer evangelism and for Bot / Digital Worker engineering. He has more than 15 years of experience in product and engineering management in sectors covering enterprise software, app marketplaces, e-commerce, and AdTech.
Prior to Automation Anywhere, Brendan was the Head of Product Management for the Ecosystem business at Atlassian, covering the developer platform and the app store. Earlier, he held leadership roles in product management and engineering in the e-commerce business at Sears, and in product management at Microsoft.

Brendan Foley
Vice President of Developer Experience, Automation Anywhere

Leyre Olavarria Abin

Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT S.A.

Leyre joined SEAT after working in supply chain for WELLA FRANCE in Strasbourg.
She started there in 2009, in the costs optimization department of the SEAT Technical Centre (R&D).
In 2009 she changed to the Electric Development as Head of HMI (Human Machine Interface), which today is known as UX (User experience) and since 2012 she is Head of Connected Car & Infotainment. Currently her main task is to define the strategy for all SEAT models in terms of infotainment units and connected car functions and services. A big challenge!

Leyre Olavarria Abin
Head of Connected Car & Infotainment, SEAT S.A.

Raj Singh

Product Manager for Developer Experience , InterSystems

Raj is product manager for developer experience at InterSystems. He pioneered Web mapping-as-a-service in the late 1990s with Syncline, a startup he co-founded. After that he finished his PhD in Urban Planning at MIT, designing a web services-based distributed computing architecture for urban information systems. He then worked for a decade on geospatial data interoperability challenges for the Open Geospatial Consortium. Prior to joining InterSystems in May, Raj worked in developer advocacy at IBM for database and data science cloud offerings.

Raj Singh
Product Manager for Developer Experience , InterSystems

Shrenik Sadalgi

Head of Next, Wayfair

Shrenik Sadalgi is a polyglot developer and technology plumber. As Head of Next at Wayfair, he leads the exploration of far-future research and development. He previously spearheaded the modernization of Wayfair's mobile web experience as a part of the Client Technologies team at Wayfair. Prior to joining Wayfair, he helped build Horizon Mobile out of the CTO's office at VMware, helped create a pointer-based, interactive media system for TV at Hillcrest Labs, and an AR experience allowing users to collaborate and casually create music in a shared physical space called ARmonica that was exhibited at UIST 2010. Shrenik holds a Masters in Computer Science from Columbia University where he was a recipient of the MSTA fellowship.

Shrenik Sadalgi
Head of Next, Wayfair

Ralf Schneider

CIO, Allianz Group

Ralf Schneider
CIO, Allianz Group

Max Kordek

Co-Founder of Lisk, CEO of Lightcurve GmbH

Max Kordek is the Co-Founder of Lisk and CEO of Lightcurve GmbH, blockchain product development studio currently on the exclusive retainer of the Lisk Foundation. When Max first read about blockchain technology at the end of 2012, he immediately realized its great potential. That was the moment he decided to place all of his focus on the technology. Ever since conducting one of the most successful ICOs of 2016, Max has been working relentlessly to help the industry gain global adoption with Lisk’s future ecosystem being one of its main representatives.

Max Kordek
Co-Founder of Lisk, CEO of Lightcurve GmbH

Katarina Lucic

Learning Design & Program Management, WU Executive Academy

The Perception of Workload in a Culture of Appreciation
Theme:Executive Track

About Katarina Lucic
Katarina Lucic develops learning programs for international companies and industries as program designer at the WU Executive Academy. She studied business education and educational management and psychology and has a broad range of experience in the field of training, education, personnel, and organizational development as well as coaching. She is very interested in the topics of new learning design, leadership, behavioral psychology, digitalization and data science.

Katarina Lucic
Learning Design & Program Management, WU Executive Academy

Sophie Seiwald

Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz.io

Sophie is heading Mercedes-Benz.io as CEO since beginning of 2018. Before joining Mercedes-Benz.io, Sophie was building up the Digital Hub for the Daimler Financial Services Division in Singapore.
Previously she was engaged in building one of Mercedes-Benz biggest Car Production Plants in the world in Beijing. Sophie is 35 years old and born and raised in Austria. She currently lives in Stuttgart.

Sophie Seiwald
Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz.io

Atul Bhardwaj

Chief Technology Officer, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

MediaMarktSaturn Technology - Our way to a state-of-the-art tech organization
Theme:Executive Track

MediaMarktSaturn is Europe's largest Consumer Electronics retailer. Offline and online. We generate around 2.5 bn Euro's revenue through online and 21 bn in total. We operate over 1,000 stores in 14 countries. During the last year, we transformed our traditional IT into a state-of-the-art tech organization. Around 100 business-led product teams now redevelop our most important systems. Atul Bhardwaj gives insights on our journey - where we are currently and what's coming up next.

About Atul Bhardwaj
Atul Bhardwaj is the Chief Technology Officer of the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group and one of the most prominent technology experts in European retailing. Born in the UK, from the 1990s he guided a string of businesses into the digital world during his tenure with management consulting firm Accenture. In 2007, he began creating the world’s first global technology infrastructure for multinational retailer Tesco as global CIO. At MediaMarktSaturn, as both a Board member and CEO of MediaMarktSaturn Technology (a subsidiary with a headcount of several hundred), he ensures that business-led, agile product teams make Europe’s biggest consumer electronics retailer the technology leader in its industry. Atul Bhardwaj is married and has three children.

Atul Bhardwaj
Chief Technology Officer, MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group

Rafael Herrera

Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Rafael is Chief Data Officer at AUTO1 Group and responsible for Data, Analytical and Reporting Platforms. Before that he has built Business Intelligence Systems for startups in Germany and the U.S. as well as worked as a Consultant across Europe for more than ten years, architecting and developing BI Systems and Processes for enterprises. Rafael holds a master’s degree in Business Computer Science from the AKAD University Stuttgart.

Rafael Herrera
Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Oliver Köth

CTO, NTT DATA Deutschland

Oliver Koeth is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the DACH Region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) at NTT DATA. Oliver joined NTT DATA in 2002 as Software Architect and was working in international systems integration projects in NTT DATA's global automotive practice.As CTO Oliver advises clients on issues relating to new technologies in the areas of cloud, internet of things, customer experience, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity and brings in the expertise of NTT DATA's global technology and innovation portfolio. He is also responsible for the global cloud and DevOps center of excellence.In 2017 Oliver co-founded Ensō - The Space for Creators, the first co-creation space of NTT Group in EMEA. The Ensō combines human-centered design with a deep understanding of technology to co-create desirable futures with NTT Group customers. Oliver read computer science at Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, graduating in 1997 and holds an MBA from University of Lincoln (UK).

Oliver Köth
CTO, NTT DATA Deutschland

Awi Lifshitz

Managing Director, WeXelerate

Awi Lifshitz brings along more than 15 years of experience in digitization and IT environments with a focus on sales. He started his career in the field of industry at Ford Motor Company. For many years, he held various positions at Gartner Inc., including CIO Advisor for the Executive Program. Further positions followed, including Group Head of Sales at an IT service provider, where he focused strongly on e-mobility and then, with an MBO, founded QMotion Mobility GmbH.
Since 2017 he is also teaching at the FH Technikum, where he gives lectures on the topic of e-mobility. Awi has been a member of the Advisory Board of weXelerate since the very first beginning and took over the management role in May 2019.

Awi Lifshitz
Managing Director, WeXelerate

Christian Bäuerlein

Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

At the moment Christian is leading the Backend Engineering team at ioki, a Deutsche Bahn company, building new moblility solutions and demand responsive transport platforms, utilizing his favorite tools Ruby, Postgres and JavaScript.Additionally, he's highly interested in programming tools, concepts, and of course, programming languages in general, currently Elixir and Go.He also loves to be part of the tech community: Visiting conferences and user groups, hosting and organizing meet-ups and giving talks.

Christian Bäuerlein
Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

Tilo Bonow

Founder and CEO, PIABO

Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading technology PR agency based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs with launching their business ideas and actively recognizing potentials, achieving growth targets and ultimately owning the market. Tilo and his team have chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios for tech heavyweights such as WeWork, Stripe, Silicon Valley Bank, GitHub, Google, Evernote and Tinder. As a value adding investor at Cavalry Ventures, 500 Startups, Nest.vc and Capital300, he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars with his experience and network. Tilo is a keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures among others.

Tilo Bonow
Founder and CEO, PIABO

Bindu Upadhyay

UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Bindu is an engineer turned UX designer who now works at WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE, a digital innovation agency based in Rotterdam with 45 people representing 18 countries. Leveraging the knowledge of such a multicultural (and multidisciplinary) teams has often brought a diverse palette of perspectives to the table, leading in turn to successful projects. These experiences sparked her interest to further explore the topic of cultural differences and use the findings to contribute to our community's quest to become more inclusive. She believes that when we collaborate and learn from each other, there is much more we can do to contribute effectively to the growing impact of technology.

Bindu Upadhyay
UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Dominik Schön

Head of IT, CodeCamp:N

Dominik is Head of IT at CodeCamp:N, a technology and talent incubator in the Group a notable German insurance.CodeCamp:N was founded in mid-2017, hired a team of visionary, creative business developers and tech talents and moved to a modern office outside the groups headquarter.Dominik graduated with a Masters Degree from Management Information Systems, is working on his PhD in Business Process Management and founded his first own company at the age of 19.At CodeCamp:N he is responsible for building up a successful spin-off between the poles of a highly regulated industry and a startup-minded incubator. He is passionate about bringing new ideas to life and especially about building up a workplace that is motivating, inspiring and engaging for a highly motivated team of tech enthusiasts as well as fulfilling the regulatory demands at the same time.

Dominik Schön
Head of IT, CodeCamp:N

Daniel Schneider

Managing Director, Oetker Digital GmbH

Daniel Schneider is a Managing Director at Oetker Digital, the Oetker Group’s division for digital incubation, digital services and innovation. The Oetker Group is composed of a diverse range of multi-national companies from the well-known producer of baking products and pizza, to beer and sparkling wine as well as luxury hotels, and banking institutions just to name a few. Oetker Digital now builds on a more than 125 years old tradition by actively supporting the various group companies with its expertise on their journey further into the digital future. As their partner, Oetker Digital strengthens established brands and expands the portfolio of the Oetker Group with new business models.Daniel is responsible for all digital product development and providing core digital services such as analytics, data science and digital brand communication. In the past, Daniel worked at Zalando as a Head of Product Management and led the development of the “Fleek app”, an experimental approach in re-thinking the fashion shopping experience. Previously, he had worked for Boston Consulting Group in the financial services industry. In his academic career he studied Communication, Political Science and Psychology and received a PhD from Stanford University.

Daniel Schneider
Managing Director, Oetker Digital GmbH

Nancy Nemes

Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Inclusive and beautiful “AI Made in Europe”
Theme:Coding Society

Europe, not the US or China, publishes the most AI research papers, according to the AI Index (Elsevier/Scopus). Top European universities focus on AI, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, ETH Zürich, RWTH Aachen. And three of the most important Deep Learning scientists are European. And still, how come Europe lags behind in AI? Alan Turing once said: We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. In this keynote, we will address urgent questions such as: Why are most of the key AI companies in Europe, not European? What does it take to make Europe competitive in AI? What are Europe’s strengths to lead in AI? How can academia, the public sector, media, think tanks, and industry collaborate cross-borders to deploy ethical and secure AI for All in Europe? How can we diversify AI and convince and support more female talent to enter this exciting space? We will discuss AI from various angles, beyond tech, going into philosophy, anthropology, and socio-economic aspects.

About Nancy Nemes
Nancy Nemes is a tech trendsetter, a global connector and a hands-on leader with 20 years of global experience in high tech across Europe, USA, Canada and South America. Her passion is in pioneering, implementing and optimizing the impact of mobile, digital, and social high tech aiming at enriching people lives through digital solutions.Nancy is the founder of Ms. AI, a European platform that supports women to participate, grow and win in the space of Artificial Intelligence. As 600 million adolescent girls will enter the global workforce in the next decade, Nancy feels a strong calling to support girls and women to develop understanding, relevant skills and enthusiasm for AI, so that they can shape a glorious future for themselves and their co-humans in the robot era. With this initiative, Nancy is partnering with a distinguished international team of senior executives and acclaimed thought leaders across academia, industry, media, public sector, think tanks, arts. Their shared goal is to enable women be winners of the digital era.

Nancy Nemes
Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Marc Preusche

Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Marc Preusche
Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Tim Döppner

Head of Digital Platform, Schwarz IT KG

Having started out as a software developer, progressing later to a project manager, Tim embarked on E-Commerce in 2008 concluding that the success of a project is determined by methodology.
Ever since he has continuously broached sensitive issues with that hearty, jovial charm of his which is characteristic to his North-West German, Ruhr District origins; and has promoted an agile work culture within the IT department.

Tim Döppner
Head of Digital Platform, Schwarz IT KG

Taner Akcok

CPO & Managing Director, finreach solutions

Taner has more than 9 years of platform, analytics, machine learning and AI experience. He worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager where he received a number of international success awards. He founded his own company AppAnalytics.io in Silicon Valley which became 2nd Fastest Growing B2B Startup in the world according to Business Insider and highlighted by Forbes Magazine. He sold his company to Nomad Commerce in 2016 and joined to Webtrekk in Berlin as a VP of Product Management. He studied Business Administration at Istanbul University and Innovation Management at Stanford University. Taner is currently nominated as one of the Forbes 30 under 30 in Finance 2019.

Taner Akcok
CPO & Managing Director, finreach solutions

Mali M. Baum

CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE, Founding Partner at MAGDA GROUP

Mali is one of the People Shaping Female Founders Future and opportunities at the startups Ecosystem in Berlin and Germany, recently announced raising a new fund of funds in Berlin with focusing on diverse team, building more success stories and uplifting the tech ecosystem in Europe and beyond’
Born in Tel-Aviv, Living in Berlin.
Mali has 20 years’ experience of founding companies. Started her first business in 2007 and followed this up with a global educational toys business, in Tel Aviv, which sold products in the US, Asia and across Europe. The products won numerous awards for innovation and design.
She was nominated for the ‘Digital Female Leader Award’ for 2017 and for 2018 , in money category. Mali is a regular speaker at conferences, a mentor and jury member of startup’s competitions, lectures at universities on entrepreneurship and international business in Berlin, also has a lot of investment knowledge as a business angel and growth in startups.
Mali is instrumental in creating the business and technology ecosystem in Berlin, connecting it with the her global network from Tel Aviv, New York, Silicon Valley , EU markets and Beijing, bringing opportunities for the local startups and corporations.

Mali M. Baum
CEO & Founding Partner at WLOUNGE, Founding Partner at MAGDA GROUP

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