DARWIN’S CIRCLE 2019, SEPTEMBER 19
OUR TOPICS FOR DARWIN’S CIRCLE 2019
OUR FIRST SPEAKERS AT DARWIN’S CIRCLE 2019
President of 5G Product Line
"Europe has made great progress in the fields of digitalization and 5G. Thanks to an open and competitive marketplace in Europe all operators and consumers could realize the benefits of affordable 5G."
Catharina van Delden
CEO & Co-Founder
"The biggest challenge for companies facing digitalization is building the speed they need to quickly adapt to new technologies and bring innovative products to market. This also includes a new mindset that is expressed through greater openness and transparency in corporate culture."
Director on the Trust and Safety
"We are in an age of platforms that allow content creators to reach billions of users across countries and cultures. We also have highly capable systems and software that can find badness but also create content that are hard to detect. These challenges impose responsibility on platforms to amplify the good they can do and mitigate the bad."
Head of Infrastructure
"Today, building a global scale application requires a significant investment in Infrastructure, despite all the advancements in public cloud and cloud native technology. Over the next ten years, however, Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS & PaaS) will make it incredibly easy to build global scale applications with almost zero in-house expertise."
Tencent AI Lab
"With the AI development outracing one institute, one company and one country, we need more collaborations today rather than competitions to truly advance AI technology. It is an interest and treasure for all mankind. Let’s advancing AI, crossing borders."
Overseas Managing Director
"Urban Air Mobility is to bring in revolutions on sky and flying for humankind, to transform the time, space and method of using safe, convenient and eco-friendly autonomous aerial vehicles (AAV) accessible for anyone at anytime and anywhere, to profoundly change people’s living styles, and to make a difference to human history of the future century."
Under the Tree
Founder and CEO
"I believe that we are facing more change in the next 50 years than the last 50,000 years and only through actively expanding our consciousness and holistic collaboration will we be able to tackle them."
"As a 5G pioneer in Austria and a leading telco service provider with a gigabit network, we are a strong digital technology partner for Austrian businesses."
Founder and CEO
"Digitalization is the biggest opportunity to completely change how industries work to the advantage of customers, straight away. This is a huge opportunity for new players to emerge as the future leaders."
Founder & CTO
"The next evolution of manufacturing is autonomous factories that are perpetually self-optimizing. Humans will no longer need to slave over machines as they work. We can turn the lights out on that phase in history, and welcome a new era born from advanced mastery of data."
Edward G. Rogoff
LIU Brooklyn School of Business
"We currently sit at the nexus of two great trends: increasing application of technology to work and the aging of populations in developed countries. Older populations represent great economic potential but only if they are capable in the new technological world."
"Innovation in FinTech, mobility and logistics have enabled emerging and frontier markets to catch up fast. Smart investments bearing limited technology risk can contribute to local development and prosperity while also creating strong returns for investors."
"Over the course of the next 20 years, more than 40,000 new aircrafts are going to be needed, the airspace will open up to private transportation and new high-tech materials will hit the market. Despite this strong growth the upcoming innovations are going to lead to greater sustainability, and we at FACC are already working intensively in this direction."
"Europe's international opportunity in digitization is the strength of its medium-sized companies and strong quality in production."
"There is currently almost no other area undergoing such rapid transformation as the media industry, and therefore we need particularly bold innovations. The ORF Player provides an open platform for the ORF content of the future. At the same time, close communication with other platforms ensures that a joint solution is created for Austria's media future."
“There is a digital revolution taking place right now and neither the insurance business nor any other sector is going to stay the same – and that‘s just fine! We see this transformation as a great opportunity and invest in outstanding business models and companies that drive the change.”
"Digitalization will shift us from the how to the why, it gives us the chance to focus on making a difference. Purpose will become more relevant. I personally love to work in a job with a higher purpose and to drive change in the current and future world of work. A job I really, really want, that’s New Work for me."
Founder & CEO
"The digital revolution and the implementation of disruptive technologies within the entertainment industry has seen major players who were reluctant to embrace it overwhelmed by its sheer momentum. It is inevitable that the upcoming transition into the 5G infrastructure will advance this at speed, rendering the former business model redundant within the coming years, possibly even within a matter of months."
Co-Founder & CEO
"In 5 years from now, every trip will be planned by an algorithm."
European Joint eGovernment and Open Data Innovation Lab
"Innovations are revolutionizing entire value chains and are more a strategic question than a technical. SME's are the key pillar of the european economy and public sector is often the biggest procurer, so on the one hand digitization is disruptive and on the other hand digital transformation is necessary for the competitiveness of a smart country. There will be no Digital Sovereignty without Digital Competences!"