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Robin Friedlein

Robin Friedlein, born on 06.12.1989 in Forst (Lausitz), Germany. Studied law at the LMU Munich and FU Berlin from 2010 to 2015. He did internships at Buse, Heberer & Fromm and Luther Law Offices Shanghai. After his study he worked as legal counsel for startups (eg building radar GmbH). From 2016 to 2017 he operated as the Head of Business Development & Sales at FragRobin AG. Founder and Managing Director of Legal Hero GmbH (abfindungsheld.de). Legal expert for various online media (e.g., Focus ONLINE).

 

Jeannel

Born to a family of musicians, Jeannel started making music at an early age, wrote her first songs as a young teenager, when she learned about R’n’b, Electronica, Hip-Hop and Jazz. Trying to forget as much as possible of what she learned at a performing arts college, it’s “the weirdness of life” that she calls the breeding ground for her music. 

Jeannel first received attention with her single release ‘ Mind Tricks ’ in 2017, which was featured by Chilly Gonzales on his radio show “Music’s Cool with Chilly Gonzales” on

Apple Music’s Beats 1 . Her genre-bending songs form the foundation for her personal and intimate lyrics that seem like revealing confessions.

Stu Levy

Stu Levy is an international entrepreneur, producer, director and writer. Founder of the pioneering media company TOKYOPOP, Stu is known fo­­­­­r establishing the manga market in North America. Stu has produced English adaptations of many anime series including the hits Initial D, GTO, and Rave Master; executive produced the live-action feature film Priest; directed two independent feature films, a docu-reality series, and several music videos. Stu created and wrote the chart-topping graphic novel Princess Ai with Courtney Love, as well as the novels Juror 13, Karma Club and Sailor Moon, and is currently writing Nightmare Before Christmas: Zeros Journey. He founded digital platform POP Comics and is currently involved in a major new tech project, for which he completed a certification at Oxford’s Said Business School in blockchain technology. Fluent in Japanese and a licensed California attorney, Stu has served as Producers Guild of America (PGA) Board Member; International Committee Chair and founder; Online Video Committee Chair and founder, and PGA Producers Showcase executive producer. His philanthropic activities have included Japan’s tsunami recovery, projects with Make-a-Wish Foundation, and literacy advocacy. Besides speaking at numerous industry events and guest lecturing, Stu’s an avid endurance athlete, an amateur composer, photographer and self-confessed foodie.

Marius Pigulla

Since 2016, Marius Pigulla as Head of Beyond1435 Open Innovation at Deutsche Bahn Group has been responsible for the Open Innovation Platform “Beyond1435” focusing on disruptive non-core topics. Among other industry leaders, such as Siemens, SBB and Bombardier the future of mobility and logistics is being shaped at Beyond1435 with the speed of participating startups and the impact from it’s corporate Partners. With this, DB is embracing the digital transformation by investing in startups with their venture capital entity “DB Digital Ventures”. Before this Marius has been responsible for topics regarding digital transformation within the corporate strategy of Deutsche Bahn Group.

ANNA VR

Link: https://soundcloud.com/annavrmusic

‘The most exciting new avant-gardist in today’s pop world.” Rolling Stone 

A N N A V R is a pianist and music producer who is shrugging off the clichés of her industry. After studying classical piano since the age of nine, she saw Herbie Hancock for the first time when she was 14 and realized that there was nothing quite like jazz piano. Her talent was obvious and she was quickly supported with a junior talent promotion, studying jazz piano at the conservatories of Amsterdam and New York. Shortly after working for clients such as DIOR, Louis Vuitton and Mercedes-Benz, she began making pop music for contemporary context where the playlist principle has become rather prevalent. Her work seamlessly operates in a landscape of references where (jazz) piano, experimental electronic and Bernini sculptures can freely collide.

‘A N N A V R makes 4D pop for the world of touch screens and VR glasses. The music floats and her voice seems like it might belong to a compassionate avatar.’ PopKulturBerlin 

Andrew Whytock

Andrew Whytock is based in the Siemens Pharma Competence Center in Karlsruhe, Germany where he has global responsibility for digitalization and innovation initiatives in the pharmaceutical industry. His current focus is to lead different innovation initiatives on behalf of Siemens, working with pharmaceutical manufacturers on Industry 4.0 and digitalization, facilitating the transition towards the digital pharma enterprise.

Dr. Reiner Kraft

Reiner is a VP Engineering at Zalando, building up and leading the technical direction of Zalando’s core search platform, personalization technology, as well as establishing Zalando Research as a world-class research organisation in the areas of machine learning and AI. Reiner is an expert on the topic of AI, and oversees Zalando Research’s artificial intelligence research activity, including deep learning.

From 2004 to 2016 Reiner worked at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA as an engineering director within Yahoo!’s Web Search team on query understanding, intent prediction, and content analysis topics, where he built up and managed various engineering teams while working on cutting edge search & personalization platforms. Before joining Yahoo! Reiner worked at IBM Research for many years as a senior research software engineer.

 One of Reiner’s key strengths is innovation and idea generation: He has filed over 125 patent applications. In 2003 he was been recognized as a Master Inventor within IBM’s research division, and also within Yahoo! in 2011, Reiner was nominated by Silicon Valley Magazine as one of the most prolific inventors in Silicon Valley. Furthermore, he has been recognized with the TR100 award from the MIT Technology Review in 2002, a prestigious award for recognizing individuals for extraordinary innovation and impact to our society.

Stefanie Unger

After her Studies in Chicago and Los Angeles Stefanie Unger began her career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen. Shortly after the crisis around the energy giant Enron Unger published her first book about values and leadership. Unger just published her fifth book with the Titel „Zukunftsfähig“- Wie Sie Ihrem in der Welt von morgen einen Platz sichern, she is CEO of the Agency Berlin GmbH based in Berlin and New York and advises companies in equipping themselves for the future. The German Business Magazine Wirtschaftswoche nominated Stefanie Unger as one of the 35 young elites under 35. The Young Woman’s Magazine named her one of the future performers and 50 most important woman of the economy. Unger has appeared on various media including the TV Channel N24, Bloomberg TV, Financial Times Germany, Süddeutsche, Neon, Brigitte, the Manager Magazin, Capital and many more.

Hannes Ametsreiter

Dr Hannes Ametsreiter (born 1967) has been CEO of Vodafone Germany and member of the global Vodafone Group’s Executive Committee since 1 October 2015.

Born in Salzburg, the reputed telecommunications manager has more than 20 years of telecoms experience in convergent markets and outstanding expertise in marketing and brand management. He played an instrumental role in positioning Vodafone as a gigabit company and restoring growth by introducing increasingly fast speeds, convergent solutions and attractive products that integrate mobile, fixed, internet and TV.

Before joining Vodafone, Dr Ametsreiter served for 6 years as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Telekom Austria Group, and was also CEO of A1 Telekom, a company created through the merger of Mobilkom Austria AG and Telekom Austria TA AG. He also has longstanding experience in corporate finance.

The Vodafone Germany CEO is married with two daughters.