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PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019 (Day 1)
2019-09-03
08:45 - 09:20
Registration (badge & lanyard pickup) and networking

Register in time in order to avoid disappointment! The seating is limited and registration at the conference registration desk will only be available at the late registrant fee (based on availability) and only by cash. Read more…

09:20 - 10:15
The Growing Use of Blockchain by Start-ups and SMEs (panel discussion)
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Capt.L.C. Arrigo GARIPOLI
Founder at BlueQbit
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Dean Rakic
Blockchain expert and advisor
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Tomáš Žilavý
Solution Sales Representative at IBM Global Technology Services
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Lyle Wraxall
Chief Executive of Digital Isle of Man, the Government Executive Agency
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Dushan Spalevich (panel moderator)
Founder & CEO at iBlock TV
10:15 - 11:00
The Use of Artificial Intelligence by Startups and SMEs (panel discussion)

Key possibilities of growth by using AI in your company, challenges to overcome and regulation.

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Andjela Todorovic
Software Engineering Intern at Cubic Corporation
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Jiří Třečák
CEO at Supernova
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Aleksander Kijek
Chief Product Officer at Nethone
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Vojtech Chloupek
Partner at Bird & Bird
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Dr. Robert Skalina (panel moderator)
Senior Advisor at WH Partners
11:00 - 11:20
Morning Networking Break

Grab a cup of tea/coffee, a small snack and start networking straight away!

11:20 - 12:15
The Rise of Fintech in Europe (panel discussion)

Innovative companies in emerging financial services versus compliance.

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Jean Paul Fabri
Managing Director of ARQ Economic & Business Intelligence
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Jakub Hytka
Senior Manager at EY
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Andrei Cosma
Senior Associate at Simion & Baciu
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Petr Ložek
Head of CEE Technology Consulting at PwC
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Simon McDermott (panel moderator)
Business Development Director at TECH.eu
12:15 - 12:45
Which CD is right for you? Continuous Deployment or Continuous Delivery? (Keynote Presentation)
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Matt Beaney
Service Transition at AutoTrader UK
12:45 - 13:05
Increasing app acquisition, retention, and monetization by leveraging blockchain technology
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Ariel Shahar
Business development at Kin Ecosystem
13:05 - 14:00
Complimentary Networking Lunch Break

Take a break and enjoy a complimentary lunch!

14:00 - 14:20
Cyborgs and transpecies – Fireside chat with Catalan cyborg artist, Manel Muñoz

Improving mankind is not science fiction anymore. This is the era of gene editing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and much more.

Are you ready?

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Manel Muñoz
Co-Founder of the Transpecies Society
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Konrad Gill (panel moderator)
Founder and Creative Director of ViARsys
14:20 - 14:50
Best fundraising IEO practices (Keynote)

– How to build a team and prototype with a unicorn potential?
– How to launch Landing templates which sell?
– How to attract 1m target audience and convert into contributions?

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Valentin Preobrazhenskiy
CEO and Founder at LATOKEN
14:50 - 15:20
The future is quantum (Keynote Presentation)

Quantum technologies – including super-secure communication, super-fast computers, and extremely precise sensors – are taking over the market. The quantum age is here!

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André Xuereb
Professor of Atomic and Quantum Physics at the University of Malta
15:20 - 15:45
First Steps into a Parallel Virtual Reality Universe powered by Blockchain (Keynote)

Artur is a Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has worked as an investment trader for many years before becoming a serial entrepreneur. Previously he has founded several startups and holds patents for hardware inventions which he has implemented into the market. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Worlds which will bring society to the next evolutionary level.

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Artur Sychov
Founder and CEO at Somnium Space
15:45 - 16:05
Afternoon Networking Break

Grab a cup of tea/coffee, a small snack and catch the final networking session at the conference!

16:05 - 16:20
CyberSecurity: The dangers that lurk in the IoT segment and beyond (Keynote)
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Martin Stoefler
Co-Founder & Compliance Expert at OSM Solutions
16:20 - 16:45
Voice Authentication, Speaker Verification, Fraud Detection – All in One

We take a look at how a brand new generation of Voice Biometrics technology from Phonexia allows users such as banking, insurance, and telco call and contact centers to be able to quicken and streamline customer interaction, improve overall the customer and employee experience, reduce unnecessary costs, heighten efficiency, increase security and detect fraud.

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Paul Morris
Business Development Manager at Phonexia
16:45 - 17:25
VRevolution – The Time for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is now (panel discussion)

Alongside AI and automation, virtual reality (VR) and its closely related cousin augmented reality (AR) have been touted for several years now as technologies likely to have a profoundly transformative effect on the way we live and work.

The panel discussion will examine the following topics:
– AR and VR increasingly enhanced with AI
– AR and VR in marketing, sales, and games
– VR and AR will increasingly be used in training and teaching
– Consumer Entertainment VR hits the mainstream
– VR and AR environments becoming increasingly collaborative and social
– AR increasingly finding its way into vehicles

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Sergey Tkachenko
CEO and Co-founder of HumanIT
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Artur Sychov
Founder and CEO at Somnium Space
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Karel Hulec
Co-Founder and CEO of social metaverse NeosVR
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Konrad Gill (panel moderator)
Founder and Creative Director of ViARsys
20:30 - 00:00
Evening Social Gathering
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