MEET OUR SPEAKERS
At Main Stage [9 Nov], you'll gain insights into the latest business and artificial intelligence trends. Discover how to seamlessly integrate AI into everyday life and witness its transformative impact on different industries. Join top experts as they explore beyond flying cars, delving into fascinating subjects like flying humans, space technologies & more.
Richard Browning is Founder and Chief Test Pilot of Gravity Industries which designs, builds and flies Jet Suits, pioneering a new era of human flight. The company was founded in March 2017 to challenge the perceived boundaries in human aviation and to inspire others to dare to ask “What if?”. Gravity Industries has been experienced by over two billion people globally to date. In the last five years Gravity executed over 150 flight events across 35 countries including five TED talks. Prior to founding Gravity, Richard was a Royal Marines reservist for six years and an Oil Trader with BP for 16 years where he discovered and implemented major new technologies, winning the BP Group innovation Award. When he is not flying around the world, Richard is in Salisbury with his wife Debbie and their two children, Oliver and Thomas, kayaking and camping amongst other things. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Reimagining Human Flight 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: A presentation delivered by Mr Richard Browning showcasing the story behind the creation of the Jet Suit and the launch of Gravity Industries. Starting with a seemingly impossible vision, Richard accomplished his dream of human flight from relentless experimentation and not being afraid to learn from recoverable failure. Having achieved what few thought possible Richard took on the almost greater challenge of turning his breakthrough into a commercial success. Employing cutting edge technologies such as additive manufacturing, establishing US & UK flight training centres, and revolutionising Special Forces Mobility, Richard is now scaling towards the International Race Series with his Team and Client pilots.
Founder and CEO of Gravity / Chief Test Pilot
Head of Esports, Gaming & Web3
After, 6 years of building partnerships in F1 & Automotive, working with global brands to deliver their marketing & business KPIs, Guillaume is now head of Esports, Gaming & Web3 for Alpine. This includes the management of Alpine Esports competitions and teams, the involvement of Alpine in gaming as well as all activities of the brand in Web3. On the latter, Guillaume has led multiple initiatives: The creation of the $ALPINE Fan Token (Top 5 Fan Token by market cap) in partnership with crypto-exchange leader Binance; the first automotive NFT collection in June 2021 in partnership with Animoca Brands on its game, REVV Racing; As well as the brand’s new initiatives in building a web3 based loyalty program. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Driving Innovation from Formula 1 to Web3 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: This talk offers a unique perspective on Alpine NFT's innovative journey. From their roots in the high-speed, technology-driven world of Formula 1, they have navigated the curve into the equally dynamic and cutting-edge realm of #Web3. Alpine has managed to carve out a unique niche, merging the adrenaline-fueled excitement of Formula 1 with the limitless potential of #NFTs and blockchain technology. Their journey is an inspiring tale of adaptation, forward-thinking, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Guillaume Vergnas will discuss how they leveraged their experience in one tech-forward industry to make waves in another, sharing insights on the challenges they faced, their successes, and what the future holds in the Web3 space holds.
Global Innovation Evangelist
Timo Elliott is a Global Innovation Evangelist. He works closely with leading-edge organizations around the world on their digital transformation initiatives. Over the last 30 years, he has given presentations to business and IT leaders in over 60 different countries, giving examples of real-world examples of business innovation with the latest technologies. He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and California, and currently lives in Paris, France. He has a degree in Econometrics and holds a patent in the area of mobile analytics. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: The Top Business Transformation Trends for 2024 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: We will cover what your organization needs to prepare for next year to accelerate business innovation and transformation. We’ll take a look at three main themes: • How can organizations innovate faster? We will review what industry analysts are saying about the future of technology & the enterprise, looking at real-world examples of “composable applications” including AI and machine learning. •How can we empower business people to do more? We have an opportunity to enable more innovation by letting business people do more of it themselves, in their area of expertise, without IT and technology being a bottleneck. • How can we close the gap between analysis and action? New approaches such as Data Mesh strategies & Data Fabric architectures bring the technology to the data rather than the other way around.
Marco Ugo Gambetta
Senior Quantum Expert
Marco is a Senior Quantum Expert at KPMG Denmark supporting the global quantum hub for KPMG and coordinating global deliveries. Marco has a master in mathematics and quantum information theory. He helps international clients understanding and adopting quantum technology in their work practice with applications in cybersecurity, optimization and general education. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: How to work with quantum technology today: concrete examples of industry applications 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: During the talk we will present our client stories with detailed activities, achievements and methodology.
Lead on The Sims
Perla Bloom is the Connections/Comms Planning Lead on the Sims at Electronic Arts creating connected entertainment experiences that spark creativity for the future fans of The Sims, preciously Global Strategy Lead also at Electronic Arts, working on both AAA titles like Battlefield, as well as smaller more indie titles like Wild Hearts. She co-hosts an Entertainment and Technology podcast, Think Twice, where she interviews movers and shakers in the tech marketing and entertainment industries, to inspire newcomers with their unique and unconventional ways to the top. Perla has experience in a variety of other industries, which she acquired agency side, from FMCG, Financial Services, Telecoms, Luxury, she is always committed to providing fully integrated campaigns, with a focus on innovative digital multi touchpoint experiences, more recently involving Crypto and NFT technology at the intersection of culture and people. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Storytelling in a new world 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: A deep dive into the insights that have changed the way people interact with media over the last few years, what that says about the future and exploring the ways we can capitalize on these changes to tell stories in even more incredible ways.
Pan-European Social Media and Community Manager
Loic Malroux (France) works as the Pan-European social media and Community manager at Sony Europe having lived and worked in 11 different countries. He has close to 15 years of experience in the fields of corporate communications, including PR, influencer marketing and social media management. Loic has professional expertise at local and international HQ levels in different sectors including technology, consumer goods and international sport management, enabling him to have a strong understanding of the customer and business needs across the entire business value chain. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Social media & influencer marketing in a giant tech company like Sony. What works and what does not work. 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Through this session, attendees will learn more through an engaging session about how the Japanese tech giant operates from a marketing point of view and how PR, influencer and social media strategies – including best practices - contribute to the growth of Sony at pan-European level.
Founder and CEO
Edward, a graduate of the British School of Osteopathy, is a true industry luminary with a remarkable track record. Honoured with the prestigious Technique Award during his studies, he has spent nearly three decades in dedicated service to the healthcare industry, witnessing its evolution and actively shaping its future. A recognised authority in lower limb biomechanics and prescription orthotics, Edward imparts his wisdom to diverse audiences, including osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, sports doctors and podiatrists. As a visionary trailblazer, he identified a critical market gap - the need for custom-made foot orthotics. Drawing upon his extensive patient care experience, Edward founded Pedico, a groundbreaking venture that epitomises his unwavering commitment to healthcare improvement through technology. Pedico employs cutting-edge AI, spatial computing, and 3D printing, all while embracing sustainability with eco-friendly materials. The result? Custom-made orthotics are genuine game-changers that alleviate stress on ankles, knees, hips, and the spine and offer respite from chronic discomfort. Edward's enduring dedication to patient well-being and his passion for technological innovation make him a dynamic force at the intersection of healthcare and technology. His journey is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of combining expertise with cutting-edge technology. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Step into the Future: AI-Optimised Orthotics & Insoles 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Join us for a captivating session with Edward, a healthcare luminary whose journey has redefined patient care. Edward unveils his remarkable odyssey, from earning the coveted Technique Award to pioneering the future of healthcare. He'll share his vision, spanning three decades, as he identified a critical gap and founded Pedico. Discover how Edward harnessed cutting-edge AI, spatial computing, and 3D printing to craft tailor-made orthotics that are revolutionising patient comfort and well-being. Be inspired by his unwavering commitment to merging expertise with technology in the name of healthcare improvement.
Group Chief Information & Digital Officer
Giovanni Cauteruccio is the Group Chief Information and Digital Officer of Prysmian Group, a global leader and innovator in the energy and telecom cable systems industry present in more than 100 plants worldwide. He has been recognized as one of the top 10 manufacturing CIOs in Europe in 2022 by Manufacturing Technology Insights. After having held various positions of responsibility within the IT department with an important track record of major innovation and transformation projects he is confirming the role of Prysmian business digital integration, strengthening the link between the digital strategy and the business. Giovanni has recently completed a Global Executive MBA and was re-elected Chairman of the SAP International Cable Users Group for the second consecutive term. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Future in practice. Enabling the world’s energy transition & digitalization 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: We live in an era of unprecedented challenges and opportunities, where the world needs a positive transformation of its energy and digital systems. Prysmian is at the forefront of this change with the ambition to be an important enabler of the energy transition. In this talk, we will explore our new strategy and our vision for the future which are based on two key drivers: energy transition and digital transformation. We want to make a difference by enabling a greener and smarter world. Giovanni Cauteruccio (Group Chief Information & Digital Officer) will share how Prysmian is embracing a culture of digital innovation delivering cutting-edge solutions for various projects and use cases and working with leading partners to harness the power of artificial intelligence and automation. Finally, we will highlight how innovation is not only about technology, but also about people. In particular, we will present our new Center of Excellence in Romania as commitment to nurture the next generation of technology leaders.
Video SEO Manager
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫: Octavian Palade is the Video SEO Manager for Upswing, the most innovative SEO agency in Romania. A former journalist, with almost 13 years of experience in writing about innovation, business and startups, Octavian is also the host of a radio show about technology, broadcasted at TANANANA Radio. Passionate about all things tech, he follows the industry closely, keeping a keen eye on the advancements of AI and its uses in the fields of digital marketing & business transformation.