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Tuesday, November 20

10:00am CET

[Roundtable] Digital health? Let's Rethink the Way we Use our Smartphones
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Exposed to more information than ever before, we are often overwhelmed, as we learn of rapid advancements in technology and ask ourselves how they will develop and impact our personal health and habits in the future. Considering the smartphone as our most used device today, we need to begin to investigate and solve undeniable but overlooked problems that accompany it.  

Denis Altschul will share his knowledge and enlighten us on side effects of smartphone usage. He will be focusing his talk on radiation, distraction and privacy and will share good practices of use aimed to improve our relationship with smart devices.

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Denis Altschul

Denis Altschul has extensive entrepreneurial knowledge in team building, concept development, project management, music production and a degree in Media & Communications Science. He can find unique and innovative strategies for the execution of creative ideas. Under his administration... Read More →

Tuesday November 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am CET
Kraftwerk - Circle 1

11:15am CET

[Roundtable] Blockchains Changing Power and Ownership
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Blockchain - or Distributed Ledger Technology - has the ability to serve as the backbone for the cognification of the global value chains. In doing so, the gatekeepers of the current flows of sourcing, refinement and distribution around the globe will become obsolete in large parts. Currently we are lacking a coherent concept of how the power and ownership structures of this new world will look like.

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Thomas Schindler

CEO & Founder, VUIA
Thomas Schindler https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasschindler/ was born in the US and grew up in Europe in an environment dominated by natural sciences. Instead of pursuing a scientific career he directed his focus onto the internet leading to a series of successful and unsuccsessful... Read More →

Tuesday November 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm CET
Kraftwerk - Circle 1

12:30pm CET

[Roundtable] Gender Politics
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What is gender anyway?
This round table will be a point of departure to address inequality and disproportionately distributed power in the tech scene (and most likely the world). We will start by looking at government and Policy makers with Ines, exploring her work in this area and then we will open up the conversation to absolutely EVERYTHING intersectional. 
Gender has been used as a tool to oppress and suppress the power of the feminine. In this case we will call that womyn (this is not a typo, but a proposition to omit men from womin - however else we can spell it phonetically so it reads the same). It is important in theses spaces to look at and acknowledge privilege and create a discourse that focuses on shifting the paradigm of representation and equality. 
Together, we will unpack these ideas and actively engage in discourse centred around equality, which means that we will look at diversity and how we can create new systems that are more inclusive, shifting the paradigm and creating a new vision for working in tech and the world.

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Inês Santos Silva

Co-founder, Portuguese Women in Tech Community
Inês Santos Silva is a co-founder of the Portuguese Women in Tech Community, where everyday she fights to attract more women to technology and to advance women in the workplace.Since 2010, Inês has been one of the most active members of the Portuguese startup scene, After co-founding... Read More →

Tuesday November 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm CET
Kraftwerk - Circle 1

1:45pm CET

[Roundtable] Raise the Spirit: Techno-Shamans, Burning Mans, and the New Spirituality
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Jorge Vega Matos

Foresight. Communications. Social Movements. Provocation.
After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (Washington DC), I cut my teeth in advertising & digital communications in New York, just as the social media revolution and 2008 global crash were setting the tone for a very disruptive decade. For the past... Read More →

Tuesday November 20, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm CET
Kraftwerk - Circle 1

3:00pm CET

[Roundtable] Escaping the Echo Chamber: Democracy in the Digital Age
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This roundtable will consider why democracy continues to exist, and why it is the model most countries strive to emulate despite its flaws. We want to consider how we can collaboratively harness our knowledge of game-changing technologies and global systems to burst out of the bubbles we have become trapped in, in order to co-create and update our democratic structures for the 21st century.

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Heloise Le Masne

Program Director, Civocracy
Heloise Le Masne has spent the last 7 years working across Europe on stakeholder engagement and digital transformation within the public sector. She holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe, and is qualified in design thinking. She also coaches at MakeSense, is part of the FutureLab... Read More →
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Emily McDonell

Head of Partnerships and Communications, Civocracy
Emily McDonnell is a communications and community expert with a focus on political and technological innovation. She has experience working with policy academics and practitioners, and with developing digitalisation within the private and public spheres. She is a World Economic Forum... Read More →

Tuesday November 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CET
Kraftwerk - Circle 1