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Your Journey, CUBED
Demonstration over pitches – let your tech do the talking. Startups will demo and interact with a delegation of engaged corporates and investors as well as build momentum and hype at an invitation-only press roundtable with our network of media contacts. Want one of our coveted startup slots?
Local Motors, Inc
David currently serves as the General Manager of Local Motors in National Harbor, MD. After finalizing the launch of an award-winning facility in 2016, where the world’s first self-driving, cognitive, low speed, electric shuttle, Olli, was debuted, he is now responsible for operations of the sales and demonstration facility in National Harbor, MD. His primary focus is working with local stakeholders and partners to demonstrate, pilot, and sell self-driving Ollis in the Washington, DC region and beyond. He also leads External Affairs in order to appropriately influence public policy of self-driving vehicles.
David earned his MBA and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology while serving multiple terms on the National Society of Black Engineers’ National Board of Directors. He received his BA in Physics and German from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana where he recently completed his 3-year term on the Board of the National Association of Wabash Men.
David enjoys playing soccer and basketball while also coaching youth sports, he fully embraces his German & Moroccan culture and the live, work and play model that National Harbor, MD and Detroit have to offer.
Cyber Security at Atos, CTO
IOTA Foundation, Advisor cyber security
Koen Maris started an IT career as a software developer. This experience provided solid background in multi tier environments and a basis in the roll-out of complex IT projects. After a few years, he swapped development for ethical hacking because of a natural curiosity to find how systems fail. The start of technical career in IT security, however due to rise of security problems his career evolved from ethical hacking to security solutions integration and eventually to the more managerial side of security.
He has been CISO and security officer preceding his current role (since 2015) as a Chief Technology Officer at Atos for the region Benelux and the Nordics. He advices large organizations in a multi-industry environment to think on a long-term basis on Cyber Security and addresses complex security topics in layman terms for board of directors and executive committees.
Koen Maris serves as a trusted advisor for many organizations and is becoming a known speaker that challenges his audience and questions current applied security models.
Onno is a serial technology entrepreneur who has spent his entire career building products that consumers love. His previous startup “Taptalk” raised two consecutive funding rounds and ended up moving to San Francisco. Right now he is passionate about accelerating rare disease research and is also a rare disease patient himself. Onno recently organized an artificial intelligence NF2 hackathon on his own genome, attracting over 300 diverse participants from the tech and medical industry.
Sens Research Foundation
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) biomedical research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating the aging process. He is also VP of New Technology Discovery at AgeX Therapeutics, a biotechnology startup developing new therapies in the field of biomedical gerontology.
In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA in computer science and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the types of self-inflicted cellular and molecular damage that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage.
Dr. de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organisations. He is a highly sought-after speaker who gives 40-50 invited talks per year at scientific conferences, universities, companies in areas ranging from pharma to life insurance, and to the public.
Drone Industry Insights
Kay Wackwitz is CEO & Founder of the commercial drone market research firm „Drone Industry Insights“. He holds a degree in aeronautical engineering and has more than 19 year of experience in manned and unmanned aviation. He acquired a large network of professionals practical experience in projects around the globe. In the recently founded sister company „Drone Industry Consulting“ market know-how combined with consulting expertise creates the perfect base for those who want to adopt drone technology in their business today.
Senior Scientific Advisor
Roey Tzezana, PhD, is a public intellectual and a futures studies researcher. He’s a researcher in the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and Brown University’s Humanity Centered Robotic Initiative, and was the academic manager of the program for Futures Studies at Lahav Executive Education in Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University. Roey is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the Jewish Cloud Nation, TeleBuddy, and the Simpolitix project for political forecasting. He’s acting as senior adviser for the Lifeboat Foundation, the World Futures Society and other future-oriented bodies around the world.
Roey is an accomplished author with two best-selling books about the future, the second of which – “Rulers of the Future” – was described by prior Secretary of the Treasury Yair Lapid as “a book that every Israeli politician should read”.
Holger G. Weiss is founder and CEO of German Autolabs. He has over 15 years of experience managing and building technology-driven companies with innovative business models in the Future Mobility sector. He has extensive experience and expertise in the field of connected mobility. He played a vital role in the navigation software startup gate5 in Berlin, from its genesis up to its acquisition by Nokia in 2006. Gate5 was the forerunner for HERE – a map and content provider recently bought by three German car makers at a price of close to three billion Euros.
Before founding German Autolabs, Holger G. Weiss was managing director and CEO of Aupeo. Under his leadership, this music streaming startup developed into one of the leading providers of internet-based audio content for the Automotive Industry. In 2013 Aupeo was acquired by Panasonic Automotive Systems of North America.
Holger G. Weiss is a board member of various technology companies and also Venture Partner at Target Partners – one of the leading VC companies in Europe. Besides his business activities, he is also an enthusiastic mentor and business angel for young aspiring founders. He consults medium-sized companies as well as tech and industry related associations.