Co-Founder of Arduino
Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He introduced the first FabLab in Italy which then lead to creation of the Officine Arduino, a makerspace and FabLab based in Torino. Throughout his career, he has not only worked as a software architect for clients such as Italia Online, the Labor Party or Sapient, but also as a consultant for clients like Prada, Artemide or Adidas.
Serial Entrepreneur & CEO of Quantum1Net
Mattias Bergstrom is a successful innovator, entrepreneur, and futurist with a main focus on business and technical strategies of distributed networks, AI, and computing-based solutions. He founded two companies which achieved valuations of over 1 billion USDH, has developed multiple Internet protocols in the last 20 years and holds more the 60 patent claims in the field of networking. He also holds patents in wind turbine and agricultural technologies. Mattias has been designing high-speed network solutions for more than 25 years, deployed Voddler a P2P-based video delivery system in 2006. He founded and co-founded six startups as CEO and CTO, is a huge believer in the Internet, and technology overall, for good. He currently supports Governments and Fortune500 with ground-breaking technology and strategic advice.
Co-Founder AI Business School
Vanessa is a founder, entrepreneur and board member with a special focus on latest development in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Future of Work and Leadership. She has a Master in Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG, Switzerland) and focused on International Strategy at CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) in Shanghai (China), complemented with further studies on Design Thinking processes at MIT (USA), Robotics Process Automation at AI Business School. Being a digital-native with a passion for impact, Vanessa is Co-Founder, Co-CEO and President of the Board of the AI Business School, tailored to enable leaders, managers and talents to cope with the digital revolution and the imminent breakthroughs in AI. The AI Business School collaborates with leading tech companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, UiPath and Tata Consultancy Services and enables thereby leading corporates, universities and govermental institutions all around the globe. Before, Vanessa was CEO of C-LEVEL, the leading Swiss top-manager community, offering top-executives exclusive access to latest developments in digitalization and AI impacting all facets of leadership and business strategy. In May 2019, she was appointed President of the Board of C-LEVEL. Vanessa worked as a strategy consultant in New York (USA), Germany and Switzerland, acquiring first hand expertise and insights into some of the top companies in the world. She is fluent in various languages and lives and works in ever changing environments across the globe. Vanessa was nominated as list-maker of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020.
Director Entrepreneurial Programs at ETH AI Center
Viviana Gropengiesser is a business psychologist, worked in private equity for many years and has spent the past years developing and building innovation and entrepreneurial programs for corporate clients, universities and the EU. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, sustainability, tech for good and AI and is now director of entrepreneurial programs at the ETH AI Center.
CTO IBM Switzerland
CEO & Co-Founder Tomorrow's Education
Partner at Antler & Serial Entrepreneur
Alan Poensgen is a serial entrepreneur, including a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Westwing (Successful IPO in 2018), who has built several technology companies over the past 12 years. He also has worked closely with dozens of founding teams while at Rocket Internet and has invested as an angel investor into early stage ventures. Today as a partner at Antler he is investing into founders at a very early stage and supports them to find the right co-founders.
Manager Dual Career Service at Berlin Partners
Rouven Sperling studied in Freiburg (D) and London (UK). In addition to his current position as Manager for Dual Career at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, he has been Chairman of the Career Service Network Germany e.V. for many years and established and managed career service departments at various universities. As a consultant and evaluator, he is internationally active in the academic and start-up sector. In his everyday consulting work, he deals with the topics of education, careers, recruiting and employability.
CEO & Co-Founder Purity City