Álvaro de Nicolas

Álvaro de Nicolas

Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain

Speaker Chapter 1
3-4 June 2021, Granada, Spain

Álvaro de NicolasCEO, DNA Ventures

Álvaro de Nicolas is CEO of DNA Ventures, an advisory and consulting company focused on Transformation through innovation. Álvaro has led critical transformation programmes in Media and Advertising (Havas Media), Travel (Tui, Hotelbeds Group and Awaze), as well as Financial Services (Lloyds Banking Group) and software development (Seachange).

In addition he takes part in the advisory committee of numerous startups in France, Spain, UK and USA in various stages of development and is a patron of several foundations. Recognized as Best CIO in Spain (2019) with international experience in Private Equity led companies, as well as publicly traded, he has managed both M&A, Carve-outs and divestments. As an Executive Leader trained in Accenturer and specialised in using Technology and Product Innovation to transform complex businesses, he banks 20+ years of achievement in tech development and delivery.

Álvaro is a Telecommunications Engineer, holds a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School, and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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Jennifer Stumm

Jennifer Stumm

Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain
Jennifer StummDirector & Founder of Ilumina Festival, World-Renowned Violist

Violist and director Jennifer Stumm has blazed a courageous creative path, her diverse projects mixing a searching intellectual curiosity, irrepressible musical enthusiasm and committed advocacy for social opportunity.

Known for the seductive power and “opal-like beauty” (Washington Post) of her sound, Jennifer appears on the world’s great stages like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Sala São Paulo, and the Wigmore Hall, London.

Her solo career was launched after victories in three major international competitions: William Primrose, Geneva, and Concert Artists Guild (where she was the first violist ever to win First Prize) and she swiftly earned a reputation as one of the world’s outspoken voices for the expressive possibilities of her instrument.

Her viral TEDx talk about the viola and the blessings of being different, “The Imperfect Instrument,” was named an editor’s pick of all TED talks and led to a solo debut at the Berlin Philharmonie. Jennifer has released two celebrated solo albums.

Jennifer is founder and director of Ilumina, the São Paulo-based chamber music collective, festival and social initiative, which has ascended rapidly to prominence as a modern model for 21st century creativity and efficient artist-led advancement of diverse talent. Ilumina unites leading international soloists with the best rising talent from Latin America, working and performing side-by-side in São Paulo at the Ilumina festival and on tour around the world. Jennifer’s flair for curation and stage direction has received much attention, and Ilumina concerts invite listeners to be immersed in dynamic musical worlds, steadfastly committed to interpretation, powered by the freshness and energy of cultural exchange.

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Flavia Tata Nardini

Flavia Tata Nardini

Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain
Flavia Tata NardiniCEO and Co-founder Fleet Space Technologies

I am one of the co-founders and the CEO of Fleet. We are on a mission to change Earth from Space creating a digital nervous system that will connect every single device on our planet. We are worthy of humanity’s greatest challenges. We seek them and meet them head on.

My real background is rocket science! Some of the more interesting projects I’ve worked on include the development of several innovative micropropulsion systems for CubeSats, the qualification of an igniter for the Ariane 5, the design of space debris removal systems and the development of hypergolic green propellant.

Being involved with these projects has not only provided me with invaluable experience, but has led to many rewarding achievements, including two patents and the opportunity to see the innovative systems I helped to develop flying on actual space missions.

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Till Haunschild

Till Haunschild

Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain
Speaker Chapter 1
3-4 June 2021, Granada, Spain

Till HaunschildMagic & Startups Keynote Speaker

Till has been doing magic for 29 years – with shows all around the world. He has perfected the skill of artfully weaving together imagination, story telling, psychology, misdirection and sleight of hand wizardry. This turned out to be very helpful on his journey as an entrepreneur. It helped him create 7 companies and captivate millions of users.

Now he is teaching what he has learned to others, explaining how to imagine a future that is impossible today, and then to go out and create it, either through technology, science, or just plain old magic.

“Till is an inspiring speaker, entrepreneur and mentor!” Adam Cheyer, Founder of Siri “He truly can make you believe in the impossible.”
Steven Puri, VP 20th Century Fox (Die Hard, Wolverine)

“Till is one of the greatest artists of our time, and his medium happens to be magic. He’s incredibly original and mesmerizing to watch.”
Ryan Pamplin, VP Sales Meta

Lara Habib

Lara Habib

Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain
Speaker Chapter 1
3-4 June 2021, Granada, Spain

Lara HabibSenior Presenter, Al Arabiya

Lara started her career as a research analyst in Blom Bank, which is one of the largest Lebanese banks, and worked there for 3 years. She then moved to CNBC Arabiya where she presented the main business programs for two years.

Lara joined Al-Arabiya News Channel in 2006 as the presenter and producer of “Aswaq al-Kuwait”, which was a weekly program that tackled sensitive topics in the Kuwaiti market. Simultaneously, she reported daily on the stock market and the major economic developments. She moved back to Dubai in 2008 to present “Aswaq al-Arabiya” programs, which are the main business bulletins that follow the daily performance of the Arab and international stock markets. The show hosts daily decision makers and CEOs of top companies.

During the course of her work, Lara covered several conferences which include the annual WEF meetings in Davos, the IMF-World Bank meetings, the 3rd Opec Summit, the 8th GCC Banking Conference, the 3rd World Future Energy Summit and the 4th Global Competitiveness Forum. She has also interviewed some of the most influential people in the local and international business world including IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, former World Bank presidents Robert Zoellick and James Wolfenson, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, GE Chairman & CEO Jeff Immelt, Head of Kuwait Investment Authority Mr Badr Al-Saad and Emaar Chairman Mohammed Al-Abbar.

Lara is of Lebanese origin, and holds an MBA from the Lebanese American University (LAU), in Beirut. She speaks Arabic, English and French

Alberto Cáceres

Alberto Cáceres

Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain
Speaker Chapter 1
3-4 June 2021, Granada, Spain

Alberto CáceresGlobal CEO at Trison Group

Alberto Cáceres, Global CEO of Trison Group, largest digital signage systems integrator in Europe, is an industrial engineer with a degree from the Madrid Polytechnic University and has postgraduate studies at IESE and INSEAD.

Before joining Trison, Alberto developed an executive international career at Swedish multinational company Envac, one of the leading firms in environmental technology where he ended up being the COO of Envac Spain until 2007.

His career then took a turn and he entered the world of outdoor advertising in 2008 at Clear Channel Outdoor, where he was General Manager and CEO in Spain and led the Centre of Excellence of Smartbike, Clear Channel’s bike sharing concept in nine countries.

Passionate about innovation, Alberto pioneered smart city development with focus on sustainable transport, digital advertising & communication and environment, and holds one patent, two utility models and one industrial model. Firm believer that the only limit is the one you set yourself and motorsports fan, he completed the Paris-Samarkand-Moscow Raid, driving more than 8.000 km across Central Asian deserts and steppes and also completed a course in Formula One engineering.

In 2019 he was included in FORBES 100 Most Creative People in Business list.

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Pilar Manchón

Pilar Manchón

Speaker Chapter 3
4-5 May 2023, A Coruña, Spain
Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain

Pilar ManchónSenior Director of Research Strategy at Google AI

Pilar Manchón is the Senior Director of Research Strategy at Google AI, focused on advancing the state-of-the-art in the field, applying AI to products and to new domains, and developing tools to ensure that everyone can access AI.

Pilar also serves on the Advisory Board of numerous AI companies and venture capital firms. She is an investor, a lecturer and a public speaker.

Pilar has been a leading voice within the AI industry for more than 22 years: as an entrepreneur, driving her AI startup through a successful exit, and as an executive at companies such as Roku, Amazon and Intel. After building high-performance teams, launching full product lines, raising millions in venture capital and developing leading-edge AI, Pilar believes that having an inspiring mission and a hard-working, determined and diverse team are the key to a successful venture. Pilar’s main areas of expertise range from Natural Language Understanding and Multimodal Conversational Systems to Speech Recognition & Synthesis, Machine Translation and Language Technologies and AI in general. Pilar is particularly interested in Intelligent Conversational Agents, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Ambient Computing & Robotics.

Pilar is originally from Spain and holds an MSc. in Cognitive Science and Natural Language, a Masters in Business Internationalization and a Ph.D. in Multimodal Conversational Systems.

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Juan Villamil

Juan Villamil

Speaker Chapter 3
4-5 May 2023, A Coruña, Spain
Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain
Speaker Chapter 1
3-4 June 2021, Granada, Spain

Juan VillamilChief Information Officer at Imperial College London

Juan Villamil leads the Imperial College London’s Information and Communications Technology function. This is a world-class technology services organisation that partners with the faculty’s, students, staff and alumni to advance research, science, engineering, medicine and business in support of the College’s mission to deliver benefits to society.

Prior to this role, Juan was the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Work and Pensions technology organisation, London, United Kingdom, responsible for the Department’s digital architecture, engineering, infrastructure, strategy, security and production operations. Juan was also responsible for driving innovation across the department through the DWP Digital Innovation team which tackles some of the biggest challenges the organisation faces.

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Wijay Wijayakumaran

Wijay Wijayakumaran

Speaker Chapter 2
2-3 June 2022, A Coruña, Spain
Wijay WijayakumaranChief Architect, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, IBM

Innovative, multi-disciplinary technologist with over two decades of experience designing and delivering transformative technology solutions ($100M+ programs) for enterprises and governments across Australia and Asia Pacific. Experienced in leading global cross-functional teams.

Forward thinker and a change agent, with the ability to meld emerging technologies to the current to deliver successful outcomes. Led IBM Systems towards new markets via Systems Integrators in Australia. Built capability and led teams across Asia Pacific in the Hybrid Cloud and Analytics growth areas ($150M+ in 2016). Currently leading IBM Systems to establish an Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused business around the Open POWER & PowerAI platform – helping clients to innovate and solve problems with AI.

Education consists of a B.Sc. in Mathematics and an MBA. Member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IBM Senior Certified Architect (equivalent to Open Group Certified Distinguished Chief/Lead IT Architect).

Competencies – Machine Learning & Deep Learning, IoT, Cloud & Digital technologies, Architecture/frameworks/methods, Design Thinking, analog & digital electronics.

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