Team and Career Coach
Hi, I’m Cheryl. My mission is to help you move to Berlin and find work.
A Canadian in Berlin for 10+ years, I have the unique experience of moving to Berlin – not once, but twice. During my time in Berlin, I’ve had five different visas and worked as both a freelancer and a permanent employee for numerous Berlin companies. I even managed to find a new job during the pandemic and again in 2023, during Germany’s recession and massive tech layoffs.
Over the years, I’ve shared my personal experiences by publishing a series of helpful blog posts, creating a thriving community of job seekers, and hosting events to help people find work in Berlin. In 2021, I decided to my coaching and recruiting talents to use by creating The Berlin Life, bringing my existing content and community together in one spot.
The combination of my personal/professional experience means I know exactly what it takes to move to Berlin and find work.
Co-founder of YouHatch
With over a decade of experience in project, event, and product management, combined with her role as a co-founder of YouHatch, Brankica’s primary focus revolves around a genuine passion and a growth-oriented mindset. The values and objectives that have shaped her career span from challenging societal norms and advocating for freedom to nurturing a culture of continuous learning and unlocking untapped potential.
Brankica’s mission is to create an inclusive and empowering space where we can wholeheartedly embrace our authentic selves, granting ourselves the freedom to thrive and the permission to be.
Effective training for Managers and C-level | Keynote Speaker | Author of the book "Emotional Intelligence for Leaders"
Edoardo Binda Zane is a trainer and consultant managing training projects in various organizations between Berlin and Milan.
The focus of his work is to provide teams and leaders with the skills they need to work in increasingly dynamic markets, to cope with ever more frequent changes, and to increase their ability to generate value – in essence, to better prepare them for the future of work.
Throughout his career, Edoardo has directed high-level corporate and policy projects and now combines this experience with other areas of work to train organizations, teams, and people.
Multiple Award-Winning International Speaker, Author , Vision Expert
Roland Ngole is a multiple award-winning international Speaker, Author, Part-time Lecturer, and the CO-founder of Achievethevision Academy. He has given speeches and conducted seminars at several universities, organizations, and conferences both in Germany and abroad. His work has been featured on several TV Stations and media platforms. He has mentored many students and young professionals for academic and career success in Germany.
Roland is a holder of a bachelor´s degree in international business administration and a master’s degree in supply chain management. He has gained experience in 8 international companies across different industries. Roland Ngole won the international speaker slam Competition in July 2021 and April 2022 in Mastershausen Germany. As a result, he was awarded the winners award, the excellence, and the platin awards. Roland is on a mission to help individuals achieve their vision and aspirations so that they can attain the highest success in their field. His Life´s motto is ” Pursue your Vision….Live a Vision inspired Life”.
International Speaker, Co-founder of Achievethevision Academy
Polina Ngole is a passionate International Speaker and the Co-founder of Achievethevision Academy. Whose mission is to help individuals and companies become more vision-conscious so that they can unleash the potential of vision and attend the highest level of success in their field. She is a strategic mentor and has helped several people aspiring for success in Germany.
Polina is a holder of a Masters’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters’s degree in Construction Engineering. She has gained 20 years of field experience in Building construction at a construction engineering company. Polina Ngole has led several construction projects for some companies in Germany such as the Deutsche Bahn, Mercedes, Volkswagen etc. One of her personal quotes is “Walk in honor, do all you can do, and be the best of version yourself”.
Personality Type Expert and Psychometric Specialist
Hiu Pun has been working globally as a business trainer in Asia and Europe for more than 15 years. He is a certified MBTI® practitioner, FIRO-B® practitioner, Hogan Assessment® practitioner, DISC® practitioner, and TypeCoach® practitioner. He also works with TKI®, Belbin Team Role Inventory®, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and Big 5 Personality, and has very good knowledge of clinical psychology.
Hiu Pun loves to facilitate talent development using various psychometric instruments, especially the MBTI. His workshops cover topics such as communication, conflict management, stress management, decision-making, innovation, motivation, leadership style, work style, team style, personality compatibility, and type dynamics. All of his workshops are enthusiastically received by the audience. “After his workshop, I truly see people and the world differently and communicate better with my colleagues” – this is the most frequent comment he receives from workshop participants.
He is also a public speaker and speaks at international conferences and forums on organizational development, team development, career development, and self-development. He gives lectures/workshops on organizational behavior, business psychology, psychometrics, teamwork, leadership, and intercultural communication for some universities in Germany and Poland. His motto is 3P: purpose, passion, perseverance. His vision is that everyone can use psychometric instruments to reach their full potential and promote a positive mindset, growth, authenticity, and harmony in the workplace.
Educator, facilitator and professional presenter
Imagine a world in which people are self-motivated to achieve what they are truly capable of; A world where people don’t hide behind masks but rather embrace authenticity; A world that is not only capable of change but grows from it.
A world that can dance to its destiny.
Our next speaker is definitely a rebel ninja with many titles – A teacher and mentor; A professional speaker and entrepreneur and even a dancer.
He has presented a variety of workshops and alike, to an array of audiences, including universities and local and international companies. Most relate to disability advocacy, awareness and inclusion; the power of the mind, Growth Mindset, and overcoming challenges.
Joining us today is an award-winning speaker who activates, impacts and moves people to make these imaginings a reality. I give you… Nick Smit, The Rebel Ninja
HR Business Partner at Fitness First
I am an ambitious and passionate HR professional with over 8 years of experience in helping individuals land their dream jobs and contribute to their success stories. Have worked across Hospitality, Retail & Fitness industries with exposure of handling multicultural teams of 1400+ individuals. My skill set includes talent acquisition, onboarding planning, talent retention, business partnering, employee engagement, project management, performance management, effective communication, stakeholder management, and enhancing employee relations.
I love to work in a dynamic & fast-paced environment which offers new learnings, autonomy, and growth. Some of my growing interests are psychology, well-being & Latte art.
Loves to Travel II Food connoisseur II Sociable II Multi-tasker II Sports person II SGI Peace Promoter
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Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Abbyy
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner who specializes in hiring high-level professionals for our R&D team. With an unwavering passion for attracting top-notch talent Elizaveta plays a pivotal role in ABBYY, which holds a prominent position in the AI market, particularly in document processing, OCR, and IDP.
HR Talent Acquisition at Kapsch TrafficCom
Leading the Talent Acquisition for Kapsch Partner Solutions, Kapsch TrafficCom and Kapsch Components in Austria. Joined the company in February 2023. Extensive experience in HR Consulting, Executive Search and IT Recruiting. Master of Science in HR Management.
Group Talent Acquisition and Retention Partner at Global Blue
I’m an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in different business (sales, fashion & retail, luxury travel & tourism) in multinational companies and also in head hunting as a consultant for different industries.
My profile is generalist, with a strong focus on talent acquisition, digital recruiting & employer branding strategies, PR&Communication, Performance Tuning, Training, Developing, HR Consulting and Coaching.
IT Consultant (Recruiting)
We stand for individual career opportunities and employee development. We offer optimal working conditions, according to the needs of our IT experts. Long term commitment and individual employee trainings are our top priority.
Management Consultant, Organizational Developer, Moderator, Flower Farmer
As a management consultant with more than 10 years of experience in leadership and organizational development of an IT organization, I support executives and companies in creating the space and framework for the individual professional development of their employees.
My vision: to create a work culture in which meaning, community and appreciation are lived. An environment in which people can flourish, in which they can develop their potential and use their talents.
As an organizational developer, management consultant & flower farmer, I combine my favorite topics in my company aufblühen: People. Organizations. And now and then flowers.
Project Manager at IBM Client Innovation Centers
Experienced Project Manager in international relationships, leadership and communication.
Part of my project management job is also financial management such as controlling, budgeting and forecasting.
Some of my professional career e.g.:
REWE IT International AG
Interreg Central Europe Programme
Hobbies: love to work with people 🙂
Currently studying Psychology in Management.
Head of AI and Data Science at Viesure
I have worked as a data scientist in the insurance and telco industries, and currently as head of AI and data science at viesure, an insurtech located in Vienna.
I also have a background in academic research at University of Vienna and RWTH Aachen, holding a PhD in Management.
Co-Founder at Commonground
Rebecca Wiederstein is co-founder of Commonground, a social-impact startup she founded in 2021 together with her friend Teresa Tramontana. Commonground aims to create equal opportunity in the work world and supports and guides organizations by implementing DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) through content, workshops and events.
As strategist, she‘s an expert in marketing, content and digital communications. Her focus is always on emerging trends and society future scenarios. When it comes to DEI her focus is on organization structures and communication.
Mentoring Lead at the female factor
Louise is originally from Melbourne, Australia and has lived in Vienna for about 5 years. Her background is in international relations and anti-corruption but she’s passionate about helping women succeed in their chosen fields, which is why she joined the female factor team. She is the mentoring fairy godmother in charge of designing & delivering a fantastic mentoring program experience for mentees at the female factor.
Talent Solutions Business Partner at the female factor
Dorijan is an international professional with a background in business growth, strategy development, and management. With a perpetual need to get a firm grip on how businesses develop and function to reach targets and grow, he is a talent solutions business partner at the female factor.
A positive attitude, solution-oriented mindset, and stubbornness to reach goals are deeply rooted in his core values, as he considers these factors crucial for a success.
Co-Founder & CEO at Commonground
Teresa Tramontana is the CEO and co-founder of Commonground, a social-impact startup she founded in 2021 together with her friend Rebecca Wiederstein. Commonground aims to create equal opportunity in the work world and supports and guides organizations by implementing DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) through content, workshops and events.
Teresa originally studied Interior Architecture and Architecture and was specialized in Office Design and New Work. Over the course of her work she got curious about the gender gap in Office Design and started to explore this field. Today she is an expert on DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) and gender mainstreaming and advocates for a diverse, equal and inclusive work world.
Founder and CTO at silana
Anton is a dedicated entrepreneur focused on leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to promote ethical and sustainable practices in the fashion industry. His more than five years of experience as a Data Scientist and Software Engineer has equipped him with a deep understanding of data-driven decision-making and technological innovation.
Recognized as a “TUW 30 Under 30” listmaker by TU Wien and the German edition of Forbes magazine, Anton’s efforts in advancing sustainability have not gone unnoticed.
As the founder of silana, a deep tech robotics startup, Anton is working towards transforming the fashion industry. Silana’s novel approach involves an intelligent robot that automates the fashion production process, reducing CO2 emissions by an average of 85% and improving working conditions in the industry.
Anton’s experiences range from creating a robot for automated clay cutting at 17 to roles at Siemens, TDK, Deutsche Bank, and UniCredit. His varied experiences in hardware, software, robotics, automation engineering, data science, data analytics, deep learning, early stage venture development, and leadership are now being applied at silana.
Anton strongly believes in the potential of technology to foster sustainability and conscious consumption in the fashion industry. He sees technological innovation and education as key drivers for change.
Manager Systems Engineering at FortinetRonke Babajide has been a successful “Woman in Tech” for over 25 years.For the past 15 years, she’s held Technical Presales positions with well-known companies such as Riverbed, Radware and VMware and Fortinet.She currently manages a team of System Engineers at Fortinet Austria, one of the leading cybersecurity vendors in the world.Her history of often being the “Only One” (woman) in the room has led her to actively engage in the push to create more diversity in the field. She’s been a speaker at numerous events such as the WomenTech Network Global Conference, the “WT2 – Women Transforming Technology” conference, talent acquisition events and Women in Tech Meetups.In her “Women in Technology Spotlight” podcast, she talks to women in tech careers about their journey and struggles. She also facilitates panel discussions with experts to discuss potential solutions to the current gender gap. She’s a mentor for the WomenTech Network, TechUp Africa and WoMentor.She recently founded The Queen Bee Hive, a platform that helps women experts become more visible and collaborate more successfully.
Group Product Manager, Customs & Refund Point Products at Global Blue
Product Management Lead with proven track record in financial and payment industry.
I have held various technical and management positions which have given me a strong, credible base on which to offer my services.
- Product Management
- Leader and Manager of agile teams in international environments
- Project management
- Business Analysis
IT Infrastructure Architect at TODAY Experts
Fascinated by computers from the early 80s onwards he evolved from it engineering to it project management implementing software integrations for large enterprise customers all over Europe. He fell in love with the topic virtualization 20 years ago and today plans environments around this topic with an consistently increasing view over his own backyard. Intensively is confronted with server technologies on premise versus cloud infrastructure
Project Lead ViennaUP’23 at the Vienna Business Agency
Jan is an expert for business formation at the Startup Services department of the Vienna Business Agency and since 2022, he acts as the Project Lead for Programming of the startup festival ViennaUP. In his previous positions, he was involved in several innovation projects at companies like Honda Motor Europe or Deutsche Telekom and acted as a consultant for companies expanding to German-speaking markets.
Head of Talent and People at Quantum Motion
Christine Ng is a seasoned professional in the world of talent acquisition, management, and employer branding. With over 10 years of experience in product and engineering talent functions at top companies like the Financial Times, The App Business (Kin+Carta), and Yieldify, she has gained deep insights into teams of varying structures. Currently, as Head of Talent and People at Quantum Motion, a quantum computing start-up, Christine is focused on sourcing talent, building and optimising hiring processes, and coaching high-performing teams whilst fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Christine spent most of her working life in London, where she obtained a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Organizational Psychology. Her research focuses on cross-cultural research and leadership behaviour reflecting her passion for understanding and navigating diverse working environments.
CEO at Satalia
Daniel is a globally recognized AI expert with 20+ years academic and industrial experience in applied AI. He’s the Chief AI Officer @ WPP, CEO @ Satalia, faculty member @ SingularityU, and Entrepreneur-in-residence @ UCL. Daniel is a serial TEDx speaker and prolific keynote. He is a key contributor on the Future of Work and is passionate about how technology helps govern organisations and can bring positive social impact.
Director at Leong Solutions Limited
Chris provides Advisory and Delivery, Transformation and Change consulting services to organisations on Responsible Innovation, specifically in Socio-Technical Systems, where AI is deployed with automated decision-making and profiling capabilities that impact people and society directly and instantly.
Regulators are introducing new regulations such as the EU AI Act and the EU Digital Services Act, as well as enforcing existing regulations such as GDPR to provide regulatory safeguards to civil society impacted by automated decision-making and profiling from Socio-Technical Systems. The consequences of all outcomes from these Socio-Technical Systems will matter.
With over 3 decades of industry experience, 2 of which in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), Chris understands the intricacies and interconnectivity of business functions as well as the dynamics and cultures within global organisations that support or hinder performance, change, transformation, business results and ultimately the customers and consumers of digital services.
Chris understands the criticality and importance of integrated risk management, compliance and ethics in the interconnected digital world; that the constituents of the value chain are interdependent; and where the consequences of adverse outcomes are instant.
Responsible Innovation needs to be embedded into the DNA of, and demonstrated by, any organisation aspiring to grow in the digital age. Trust is the new currency for engagement. Chris can help you succeed in your digital business change and transformation through Responsible Innovation so that you can Differentiate Through Trustworthiness.
Chris is also a ForHumanity Fellow, a member of their Ethics Committee and a Certified Auditor for GDPR.
Head Of Portal Engineering at ADMIRAL Technologies
I am a passionate Software Architect who is working as Head of for 12 scrum teams. As I experienced high responsibilities and possibilities since the very beginning of my carrier, I truly believe that agile is what fits best in our modern world and gives us good chances for success. Although I am a very technical guy, I figured out that culture and attitude need at least the same attention as technical excellence. For me, sharing knowledge is on of the key factors of progress. Looking forward meeting you at Tech Jobs Fair.
IT Project Manager at TCS Hungary
IT Infrastructure Services Transition, taking various parts in IT Infrastructure Services projects, including Service transition and consultancy at client sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Manage and improve relations with customers and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated competencies across Service delivery especially in Service Transition activities outsourcing implementation according to ITIL.
Junior Assistant at Fusion Vital
My name’s Márton Szuromi. I work as a junior consultant and laboratory assistant. Most of my time I deal with wearable high-tech devices and support body sensory measurements. I think that today’s modern technology helps us a lot to get to know ourselves better.
Using wearable devices, millions of objective physiological data are generated in 1 day which can help us to be more aware of our lifestyle and focus on the factors that are essential for complex wellbeing. At Fusion Vital, we have put together a range of wearable devices that stands its ground in terms of both physical and mental well-being.
Head of Operations at Tech In The City
Balazs is the founder of Tech In The City, an initiative that helps and supports changemakers, innovators, digital experts, venture builders by connecting them to the right people, organizations, and giving them the knowledge and resources they need the most. We work together with the most connected global tech and startup networks where we join forces with successful founders, corporate partners, experienced mentors and advisors to change the way how we build, create and innovate together. We are creating the next generation of a collaborative and community-based digital-first hub. Together we grow.
Director, Brand Marketing at MBH Bank
Holding a solid history of marketing management, employer branding, communications’ concepts, executive speech, building storylines of innovations, promoting brands and strategies including market research, analysis, digital marketing, CRM. Customer focused mindset with established B2B relations. Implemented innovative payment solutions with marketing strategies from inception.
Currently accountable as the director and lead of MBH Bank’s rebranding project, within the Transformation and Operations project of the banking group. After a merger of 2 established banks in Hungary, the new bank has launched its entity and brand as of May 1st, 2023.
Having ranking #19 at the TOP 50 Marketing Professionals’ list of Hungary in 2021.
Head of Group, Computer Vision Research at ABBYY
Machine learning engineer specializing in computer vision. For the last 5 years, Evgenii has been working on applying deep learning for developing AI capabilities for document processing platforms. His team at ABBYY is focused on finding novel ways to improve the performance of neural networks powering Document AI.
Director of Technology for Business Platform Flight at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
I’m a very enthusiastic & pragmatic technical person who has specified myself on airline e-Commerce and operational systems with multiple touchpoints operating in large REST-/µ services landscapes running in Public Cloud environments. One of my key drivers is to enable organizations to achieve their “next level” in digitalization leveraging IT, using the available technologies that fit the enterprise best.
Head of Recruitment and Consultancy at S&T
I have worked for multinational companies in the last 15 years (Unilever, Diageo, Miele).
I was an expat in Zagreb, Croatian and gained some personal experience on working in a different country.
Currently I am Head of Recruitment and Consultancy at SnT, where we focus on people-first cultures and hiring.
Project Assistant at Future Now
My name is Kitti Dobos, I am a Project Assistant at Future-Now. As a fresh addition to the team, I am even more excited to be part of Tech Jobs Fair Budapest 2023!
I have four years of experience in event planning and organising, in which I have worked both creative and operative jobs. Through these experiences, I found out how connecting people and connecting with people is essential to all of us.
Head Of Department for Service Industries at HIPA
Fadi Shadeh has been the Head of the Department for Service Industries of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) since August 2022. Priorly, he worked in the field of export development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
As head of the department, his main goals are the development of rural university towns, the support of attracting young Hungarians living and studying abroad, and the establishment of closer cooperation between HIPA and the actors of the business services sector.
Subproject Leader - Display Development
Department profile: The business unit develops smart solutions for the integration of entertainment, navigation and driver assistance functions.
Instrument clusters, display products, and interior monitoring systems are part of business unit’s portfolio.
– Technical project management for LCD/OLED displays and coverglasses in instrument clusters and central display units such as coordination of development and support of series production for leading car manufacturers (e.g., Audi, BMW, Daimler, FCA, Volvo)
– Requirement management in the respective technical field (Customer – Bosch – Supplier)
– Technical lead in management of supplier development activities and engineering changes on displays and coverglasses
– Support of sampling and qualification processes for product/component changes
– Direct contact to customers and suppliers
– Initiate, plan and evaluate optical measurements in laboratory
– Support of production plants and processes from development perspective
CEO at xLaboratories
At present, I am concentrating on the future of education, the future of work, and talent acquisition by developing products that integrate with Generative AI technologies. I possess over a decade of experience in assembling tech teams for deep tech, AI, and SaaS platform companies worldwide. I manage human up-skilling programs that train UX designers, product designers, UI designers, UX researchers, and service designers. For seven years, I dedicated my efforts to organise Budapest Startup Safari, a series of events aimed at accelerating knowledge sharing within the tech industry.
Talent Manager at Enter.
My name is Erica Schepers and I work as a Talent Manager at ENTER. ENTER is a consultancy company located in Eindhoven, the Brainport area of the Netherland. They call Eindhoven city the ‘home of Pioneers’. You can feel the passion of technology everywhere. All the thinkers and doers work passionately and intelligently together.
As a Talent Manager I am focussed on our employees, who work full time at our clients office. I am lucky enough to visit our employees in this high tech environment. In that way I get to see their passion for (Software) Technology.
Working in a High tech environment can feel like it’s a man’s world, which can be very challenging. But I see that woman are willing to take up that challenge! And to me, that is very inspiring. I can see the change daily now. You see more woman in our hight tech environment. The Netherlands focusses on more inclusivity and diversity, and you can see the change happening. We are not there yet, but the willingness is there!
Joyfulness Coach, Holistic Executive Coach
I am an experienced executive and life coach with a demonstrated history of working with leaders and entrepreneurs. My passion is helping to find balance between professional and private life, between the body ad soul, between the present, future and the past. In the age of AI we are responsible for each other. My mission is to helping leaders, developers and users to understand and learn to express themselves for a better and more ethical user experiece and global moral.
My own methods: Joyfulness Method* and Emotional Map*
General manager at Green Fox Academy
I’m currently a general manager at Green Fox Academy, one of the leading bootcamps in Hungary. Green Fox is a university-size education centre with three locations in Prague, Bratislava and Budapest and growing. At Green Fox Academy we teach the future proof skills for the tech-driven labor market.
I’m also a co-founder of ShareIT Lab, a community empowering women to change their career into IT.
AI consultant, project manager at Kurt Akademia, Neuron Solutions
Cognitive psychologist and data scientist. Andrei works as an AI consultant and project manager at Neuron Solutions Ltd., contributing to the different activities of the company, regarding training projects, consultancy and software development in AI/Data Science. Neuron Solutions helps enterprises understand, introduce and use AI in their day-to-day operations.
Account Supervisor - Relocation Team at Helpers
I have been working with Helpers Hungary Kft. for over three years. During this time, I have gained valuable experience within the field of immigration to Hungary, being focused mainly on employment based immigration. My main objective is to make the process as smooth and as clear as possible by using modern technology and automated processes. In addition, as a team, we are working on breaking the stigma on the difficulty of hiring third country nationals in Hungary.
Sales Account Supervisor at Helpers
I have been working with Helpers Hungary Kft. for two years as a member of the business immigration department. where I’ve learned how to find the appropriate balance between assisting clients launch their businesses and relocate to Hungary. This increased my responsibilities as I am keen to constantly provide accurate information on their different goals along with assistance with the immigration process. Considering the clients’ diverse cultural backgrounds, adjusting my communication method to match their understanding and using three different languages to make the process as smooth as possible. At Helpers we always prioritize our clients whether they are big corporates or young people with a start-up helping them reach their goals.
Head of Product at HROS
Meet Martin Frühwirt, Head of Product at HROS.io – a passionate product leader with a focus on innovation and technology. With a career that started in product development and game design, Martin’s focus eventually shifted to creating highly scalable customer onboarding solutions that combine workflow automation with human expertise.
Now, at HROS.io, Martin’s single ambition is to revolutionize the HR industry with a game-changing digital solution for tech-enabled HR that matches top-quality talent with the best companies and job opportunities. Join Martin to learn how HROS.io is transforming the industry.
Director of R&D
Roland Kasek CMC is a behavioural scientist with a management consulting background developing research based diagnostic methods and therapeutic interventions for individuals and organizations.
At MINDiet, our state-of-the-art, award winning performance improvement and health development programs’/workshops’ effectiveness are always measured in the achievement of objective business goals and medical results (eg. bloodwork, blood pressure, metabolic age).
State Secretary for Industrial Policy and Technology
2022 – Ministry of Economic Development, State Secretary for Industrial Policy and Technology
2021 – 2022 MNB-EduLab Kft., Managing Director
2017 – 2022 Bank of Hungary, Managing Director
2017 – 2022 Budapest Institute of Banking Zrt., CEO
2015 – 2017 Bank of Hungary, Director
2013 – 2015 Bank of Hungary, Head of Department
2009 – 2013 Bank of Hungary, Senior Analyst
2009 Maastricht University, financial economist (MSc)
Customer Success Manager
For me if things are easy they are not challenging, and without challenge there’s no satisfaction with the results so I’m always looking for challenges and eager to come up with some new way and innovative ideas to understand and overcome the hurdles with some hard work and smart ideas.
Venture Development Manager at Avantgarde
Enthusiast about venture development as well as strategy & solutions consulting. Keen on building businesses with a change maker, innovative and sustainability driven mindset. Good at coming up with creative and unique concepts to drive business to be the pioneer. Also, passionate about computer vision and its capabilities to make our world better.
Content Creater at Bharti Ramchandani
Hi, I am a travel enthusiast girl, I am travelling around Europe and India. I live in Porto, Portugal. Through my YouTube channel, I would like to be connecting bridge between Europe and India in order to make Indian travellers synchronized much more intimately and authentically with Europe and Europeans.
In this channel, I would like to broaden the perspective of Indian travellers to have an affordable and memorable trip to Europe. I also try to make simpler the Visa and documentation process for whom are looking to settle in Europe. I also enjoy talking about the Portuguese language, culture and history which makes life more easy and more interesting.
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Founder / CEO of Zarttech
Nelson T. Ajulo is the CEO and founder of Zarttech, a tech talent startup redistributing global opportunities. He is a seasoned executive with over twelve years of experience in technology, extensive leadership, operations, and management. Having served as Chairman, CEO, and President of several significant multinationals, His expertise spans various aspects of leveraging technology to address social inequalities and business leadership sustainably. He has garnered diverse experience by working in continents worldwide, such as Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.
Nelson is currently participating in a CyberSecurity Program at Harvard University and graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), focusing on leadership and entrepreneurship (Cambridge, United Kingdom), and PhD in International Economics with a strong focus on Human Capital Development. He has been exposed to world-class training programs with several certifications focused on entrepreneurship, market digitalisation and Innovations, and agile business growth. One of his specialities and strengths is in strategic rapid business scaling.
He believes in people’s equal worth and has been a significant advocate through his businesses and participation in different organisations for a more inclusive world. So we can leverage everyone’s strength in building a better world for all. Nelson’s philosophy is to go beyond transforming disadvantaged communities in Africa to a more global transformation. He is a passionate advocate for empowering people and enabling them to make informed decisions and implement change in their own lives and other people’s lives. He believes that there is no weak mind.
Job Search &; Career Management Coach
Catherine Leduc is a certified NLP & RSCI coach, speaker, and author of multiple online courses on Job Searching and Career Management and brings 17+ years of experience in senior consulting roles in strategic planning & marketing within the Lifescience Industry. She’s been the go-to person for job searching and career advice in her expat circles for over a decade before launching as a career coach.
Her approach is focused on a strong strategic marketing and consulting background, extensive experience building and managing multi-disciplinary & multi-cultural teams across the world, and special attention to mindset issues that often stand in the way of reaching our goals.
She’s a visionary, a connecting networker, and loves to empower people by getting them in the driver’s seat of their career. She loves adding a strategic spin to everything she does, breaking down complex career crossroads into practical and actionable steps to help you get clarity and take action.
And most importantly – she is passionate about what she does!
Software Engineer at Github
Hana is a Rubyist by heart and a software engineer at GitHub. After finishing her Ph.D. in judgement and decision-making psychology she got more and more interested in coding. From working in R and data analysis she shifted her professional orientation to web development and programming. She fell in love with Ruby and she shares her passion by teaching at Ruby Monstas Zürich and Rails Girls.
Paulina is a Program Manager at Kickstart Innovation, one of Europe’s largest zero equity, multi-corporate ecosystem innovation platforms that run a scale-up program for later-stage startups with a goal to accelerate deep tech innovation. She is involved in two particular verticals – smart cities, and finance & insurance. Previously, she was working in Vienna for almost 5 years as a Program Manager of Startup Live, leading this early-stage acceleration program, one of the biggest entrepreneurial communities worldwide. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs to succeed and build startup communities around the programs. Paulina is not only organizing events but also moderating startup competitions. She co-organized the first Tech Jobs Fair in Vienna in 2019. It is her pleasure to be back as the event’s moderator at TJF Zurich.
Founder & CEO of Silentus
Founder of Silentus, an anti-procrastination app for workers and students, optimizing homeworking to help them regain 500hrs per year on average and set boundaries between work hours and personal time (maximize time and energy levels).
Awarded Rotterdam School of Management’s “’I WILL’ Journey Award’ in April 2022 for a (volunteers) recycling initiative in Chiclayo, Peru. Currently 20+ households signed up to change their habits towards waste management.
As entrepreneur demonstrated ability to develop and translate ideas into products that improves people’s lives, and build (remote) teams capable of executing clear roadmaps.
Drive execution through finding resources (tech/people/financial) to deliver on-time, in-full, using network/learning/DIY. Able to create something big and tangible from limited resources by being creative and strict prioritization.
Building on 15+ years of experience in Finance and Operations in Global Multinationals including KraftHeinz, TomTom, PwC, Vopak.
Belief that education and technology are the main levers to close skills and inequalities in society. Avid reader (fiction and non-fiction).
Graduate from INSEAD (Executive Master in Finance) and Rotterdam School of Management (MBA).
Founder of Women in Blockchain & Web3 Thought Leader
Lavinia Osbourne is an established agent for change in blockchain, and an entrepreneur at the vanguard of NFT development and futurist for the emergent metaverse. Through her work as Founder of WiBT she has won and been nominated for accolades such as the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation and Best Diversity Resource/Initiative Award; whilst as an individual she is one of Wirex’s Rising Women in Crypto 2021, a TechWomen100 winner 2020, a 2021 LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech & Innovation, and Cog X Gender Leadership Winner 2022.
Combining her passionate belief in blockchain’s egalitarian ideals with a commitment to utilising her knowledge, connections and entrepreneurial spirit to bring opportunity for all, Lavinia works tirelessly to break down barriers by raising underrepresented voices.
Recruiter at Trunkrs
Hi! I am Maria, recruiter at Trunkrs, where I recently started. I am a recruiter focused mostly on tech roles but I take care of the recruitment of many areas in the company together with my colleague Annalies, whom will also join me in this fair.
We are looking forward to this day and hope to get the most of it!
Head of Marketing at Money Masters
Head of Marketing in a fast-growing and innovative ed-tech/fintech specializing in improving financial literacy, and also a co-founder at one exciting ed-tech project. I possess strong expertise in user acquisition in various channels, building up marketing strategies focusing on brand awareness, engaging with prospects, and creating strong relationships with users as well achieving the goals of stakeholders. Thanks to 5 years of being involved in startups and business marketing initiatives and a previous experience in business management, I am leading businesses to meet their needs and build up a strong brand presence that would distribute the values of the company and create loyalty to the brands and their products across different channels.
Why Digital Marketing? I have been involved in creating and promoting the product from the first career step and marketing has a major role in the successful launch. Being data-driven with solid analytical skills and creativity made my shift to Digital Marketing extremely smooth. Simply speaking, I have always dreamt to make every enterprise financially successful with a myriad (army) of happy and loyal customers. And I have always been into technology and innovation.
Being part of FONGIT program made the journey of Money Masters easy and opened a lot of doors. We have been assisted from day one with training our pitching skills and connecting with industry leaders, overall facilitating an already challenging startup life.
Head of Engineering at Agrinorm
I was born and raised in the US before moving to Switzerland and furthering my education at ETH. I’ve worked for over 15 years in the tech industry in a variety of roles. Currently, I work as Head of Engineering for Agrinorm where we are working on a product that is revolutionizing the fresh food sector with modern technology and data-driven insights.
Project Manager at MDPI
Dietrich is a senior IT and publishing professional with over 15 years of professional experience. He originally joined MDPI in 2005 and stayed until 2015, before coming back in 2020. He has served in various roles, including CEO and CTO, and is currently a Project Manager for MDPI AG. Before he served as the CEO of Ditoy, a boutique digital agency in Zurich, servicing clients in a variety of industries from 2018 to 2020, and in a contracting role as a software engineer for IWF AG in 2016-2017. He holds a Bachelor in Business & Economics from University of Basel and is currently enrolled in graduate studies in Business Information Systems at FHNW.
Director, Talent at SGInnovate
As Director, Talent with SGInnovate, Jae leads the organisation’s talent management efforts. She oversees both the running of SGInnovate’s flagship talent programmes as well as the business partnering function, which connects high-calibre talent to promising Deep Tech startups. Additionally, she also shapes the talent team’s global outreach strategy to develop SGInnovate’s global network of partners and position Singapore as a thriving hub of opportunities for Deep Tech talent.
Prior to SGInnovate, Jae spent over two decades as an HROD leader in Singapore’s public service, most notably at the Energy Market Authority (EMA), where she led the statutory board’s human resources and organisational development function. There, she implemented notable policies from recruitment and employer branding to performance and talent management to transform the human resources practice into a strategic growth partner for the organisation. For her work at EMA, Jae was conferred the Leading HR Leader Award at the 2014 Singapore HR Awards.
Recruitment & Active Sourcing Expert at Kanbii
Hi, my name is René and I love going to concerts and playing drums. Apart from that, I’m a passionate recruiter and a real sourcing activist. Let’s rock together 🤟🏼
10 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
1️⃣ My first concert was on my 14th birthday and it was Pink Floyd live in Basel
2️⃣ I have seen U2 live 11 times. Among others in London, Dublin, Berlin, Munich, Glasgow, and Zurich
3️⃣ My best “live” music experience was in Glastonbury in 2017 with my sister
4️⃣ I only bought my own drum kit at the age of 36
5️⃣ My taste in music ranges from pop (e.g., Madonna or Pet Shop Boys) to rock and heavy metal (e.g., Iron Maiden or Metallica).
6️⃣ It’s important to have a piano man in your circle of friends (also a lawyer)
7️⃣ I have a playlist for every situation https://open.spotify.com/user/rene.lehmann?si=62f9a9015ba849c5
8️⃣ I was born in Caracas, Venezuela
9️⃣ My daughter (4,5 y) is already a huge FC Barcelona supporter
🔟 When I was 27 years old, I didn’t know what HR really does
Founder of Summit Recruitment AGDirector and Founder of Summit Recruitment AG. Originally from the UK, Tom has been in the Technology and Change Management recruitment sector since 2008 and in Switzerland since 2013. Since then he has been helping both clients and candidates in finding the right match for them across a range of different sectors.
Managing Director at EUCannaJobs
Andy’s background as a physician brought him to the European cannabis industry where he quickly saw the need for an industry-specific solution for sourcing labor. Being in the industry also keeps him on top of the latest trends, news and needs of the industry.
Co-Founder of CFTE
Tram Anh Nguyen is the co-founder of CFTE, based in the UK, setup in 2017, one of the fastest growing knowledge platforms in Fintech and Digital Finance.
She serves as a NED of Passerelles Numeriques, Advisory Board Member for the Business France Frenchtech UK, Advisory Board Member of the Association of the Corporates Treasurers, Advisor Board Member EDHEC, Board Member of Global Impact FinTech (GIFT) Forum
Co-author of CFTE’s world’s largest Fintech Job Report Book and the Blockchain Job Report. Is the Entrepreneurship Expert Saïd Business School, Oxford, also is an Industry Fellow of Imperial College. Tram Anh is an advocate of lifelong learning and believes that continuous education is the best tool to help people adapt to a fast-changing world.
Tram Anh strongly believes that in a world dominated by technology, people must remain at the centre of society and organisations, and that education and training are key to helping individuals adapt to a fast changing world. This was the motivation that drove her to launch CFTE to help finance professionals up-skill, find more opportunities and build better finance.
She works tirelessly with governments, policymakers, industry experts, and academia to push initiatives in financial education for Finance 2.0. She followed her passion to bring about a skills revolution in finance to not only transform the industry but to help a multitude of stakeholders, like women and people from different backgrounds and walks of life, to enter the new world of finance.
The platform includes hundreds of experts (from heads of innovation in banks to CEOs of challenger banks and CEOs of Fintech VCs), who have created a platform that helps the industry acquire this knowledge quickly, from Fintech to Artificial Intelligence to Open Banking to Extrapreneurship programmes, with an engaged community with 100,000+ alumni around the world.
CFTE is headquartered in the UK. In addition to London, CFTE is present in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Luxembourg, and France and works with most Tier 1 financial institutions.
Honoured to be an Ambassador for the Singapore Fintech Festival.
From 2017 until today as Senior Leader Women in Fintech, International speaker at global events, mentor and judge for the industry.
Of Vietnamese origin, Tram Anh was born in France and lived in Paris, New York, and now London. She provides a great understanding of both Asian and Western cultures and is always keen to bring the best of them together.
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at Native Instruments
Consultant, Talent Sourcer and Networker with 10+ years professional experience in Recruitment and Talent Attraction, not only as part of a team but also as a Freelancer & One-Woman-Show as well as 3+ years professional experience in operational & strategic Sales.
IT Recruiter / D&I Partner at Upday
Stella is currently responsible of the talent acquisition strategy and D&I policy at upday. She has been working in HR for the past 5 years and is also an UX Designer.
She is dedicated to improve the recruiting process to make it more inclusive and empower all talents to apply regardless of their gender identity, sexuality, race, religion, disability. The P&C works hard every day to offer a safer space to everyone.
Her main focus is to increase the number of women (cis & trans) and non binary top-talents in the tech department in senior position as leadership roles. Offering them a clear career development plan created in partnership with the manager and P&C department.
Manager, Tech Talent Acquisition
Call me a passionate people person, a Tech recruiter who is committed to helping companies hire the best talents and support job seekers to find their dream jobs.
I started my career in Accounting, navigated to Sales and finally found a home in recruitment which I genuinely enjoy.
I work for Delivery Hero SE, Berlin as Manager, of Tech Talent Acquisition and in my free time, I voluntarily support job seekers to find their dream jobs by providing them with free coaching support.
Talent Acquisition Specialist at BlueRock TMS
Hi, my name is Bang- a 22-year-old Vietnamese girl. I am known as Nancy- my lovely favorite nickname! People also usually think of me as FANCY NANCY-you guessed 🙂
I take pride in my creativity and determination. I always work hard towards achieving my goals and constantly manage to step out of my comfort zone. My “morning wake-up spell” – Do something today that your future self will thank for.
I believe that everyone has great potential and life is about finding what you master at. Each person will shine with their own lights!
As a calm and positive human-being, I always see challenges as great opportunities for me to explore my hidden strengths, and also my limitations.
My family & friends are my first priority in life. I love cooking and find joy in innovating any recipes. Besides, I like to travel to different places and take thousands of photos. Last but not least, I enjoy talking with different people as their unique perspectives make my viewpoint become more colorful!
My WHY statement:
“ To encourage people to believe in their inner strengths so that they can blossom with their potential and nourish the growth of others in the garden”.
Director of Global Talent Acquisition
Hi, I am Gurpreet Kaur Jaggi. I have 12+ years of experience in IT industry playing various roles such as Software Engineer, Scrum Master, Project Manager, and Head of Global Talent Acquisition. I help great talent meet amazing companies.
I am also a keynote speaker and a moderator. Talking about hiring trends, the current market, and career path is my passion.
TA Partner at TikTok
TA Partner for Trust and Safety Department.
At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire – for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform.
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.
We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility.
Head of Artificial Intelligence Team
Lotár Schin currently the head of OTP Banks’s AI expert team. He has 17 years of experience in data management. He has worked in the oil industry, telecommunications and financial institutions sectors both in Hungary and abroad.
Partner - Head of Sustainability, Future-Now
I have now worked more than 15 years at the cross-section of public administration, research institutions, universities and industry on strategy, policy, funding, monitoring and operations of projects in life sciences, sustainability and technology innovation. Gained invaluable experience, insight and professional networks from exceptional international environments, top entrepreneurial and business hubs with a front-row seat to the latest trends in digital transformation and innovation.
At present I am supporting several initiatives intended to generate opportunities for innovation stakeholders to create value in deep tech businesses, corporate digital transformation and contribute to the betterment of mankind through science, sustainability, technology and conservation efforts. Specifically intrigued by how we can make our smarter cities also more resilient, sustainable, biodiverse and clean, and how businesses can get involved when they really mean going green.
Talent Acquisition Coordinator / Junior Recruiter at Novanta
I am Psychologist and during my certification process for being Psychotherapist. I work for Novanta as Talent Acquisition Coordinator and Junior Recruiter. Happy to speak to you about any of our open positions!
Head of Talent Acquisition at Integrationworks
I am the Head of Talent Acquisition at integrationworks Germany.
I did the last 11 years Headhunting in Germany for small, midsize and Enterprise clients for their IT Sector.
I am a German born but my roots are Indian. So I am basically best of both world.
I combine diversity, sustainability and transparency in my working style.
I love to work with people who are aspiring and inspire me to become a better person.
“It’s all about the People”
Head of Marketing at Brighter AI
Andreea Mandeal has a decade of experience in leading Marketing programs for B2B SaaS companies aiming for new market entry and core market profitability. She has always focused on start ups and scale ups and has worked for companies like: Aiven, Applause, Market Logic Software etc. Currently she’s the head of marketing at brighter AI, a Berlin start up that develops anonymization solutions for faces and license plates based on AI. Our vision is to protect every identity in public so that there is no trade-off between privacy and video analytics. Our portfolio includes Precision Blur, the most advanced video redaction for faces and license plates in images & videos, and Deep Natural Anonymization (DNAT), a generative artificial intelligence solution with the highest standards in terms of accuracy and data quality.
Sr Manager Recruiting and Employer Branding at SIGNA Sports United
Hi, I am Nilima Gandhi. I have 12+ years of experience in Talent acquisition in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe markets. On my way to get the Doctoral degree in Leadership Management.
I have been a speaker at various events including the most recent ones in Berlin Tech Rec 2021 (in person) and hired!bcn (online).
Content Writer at WPEM
A passionate and versatile content writer who is always ready to take up challenges and enthusiastic to learn new things in this field. With years of experience in content writing, she writes content that is impactful and based on in depth research.
Besides writing, she has got excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all ages.
Head of Business Analysis & Product Ownership Germany at Epam Systems.
Consultant & Servant Leader at EPAM Systems.
Product Owner & Analyst with over 15 years of experience in the IT segment in various industries.
Expert in supporting clients in product discovery, planning, and launching their innovations, especially in accelerating
and streamlining their analysis process and project communication.
Bsc Computer Science in Berlin
Head of Integration and IoT at Dekra
Being the Head of Integration and IoT at DEKRA, Balázs Bartos is responsible for building and running the Azure cloud-based Integration HUB and Internet of Things Platform of the company, which both play key role in DEKRA’s digital transformation strategy. Having spent several years in various IT architectural and managerial roles in the telecommunications, finance and industrial sectors, his main purpose is to create well-designed and resilient IT solutions that provide real business value to the enterprises.
Head of Talent and Careers Advice Consultant
Marina Morrissey is a highly experienced Talent Acquisition professional whose career spans EMEA, ASPAC, AFRICA and the AMERICA´s. Her expertise is in the field of company growth, having helped over 100 companies during her career as a manager, scaling their businesses and helping achieve their plans for growth. Her experience has covered companies such as the classic IBM´s, Facebook and PayPals of this world, to Public and Semi state organizations as well as Hypergrowth start startups such as Glovo and TravelPerk, the world’s fastest growing SaaS company. Her core expertise lies in anticipating not only the hiring needs, peaks and troughs of the companies she works with but in addition understand how the candidate market evolves as a result of the numerous factors we see having an impact on the changing world of employment.
Business Advisor Global Talent at Work in Lithuania
Connecting talent from around the world to exciting career opportunities at international companies and startups in Lithuania.
10+ years working as a Talent Acquisition expert for fast-growing global Fintech and software development companies in Lithuania.
6 years of finding and bringing IT talent to Lithuania.
Strategic Director at Blonde and Giant
Shannon is an energetic and driven person, who has a deep passion for building successful strategies, brands and businesses from start-ups, to scale-ups, to large corporates. Most recently she has joined Blonde and Giant as their Strategic Director to drive brand development and strategic storytelling for Startups and VC funds.She enjoys challenging projects and is meticulous in her outcomes and results. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoys new business development and networking. She thrives on building strong relationships and believes in a work life balance. She is highly accomplished with over 25 years of experience working across Africa and Europe. Her expertise ranges across a diverse set of industry sectors such as Venture Capital, Retail, Fintech, Insurance, Telecomms, Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, Luxury, Leisure, Education, FMCG, Medical and E-Commerce.
Head of Digital Customer Interaction at Carl Zeiss Digital Innovation Hungary Kft.
Having fun with computers for nearly 25 years. Worked on the topics of software development, primarily for Enterprise Applications. Designing, developing, scaling, and operating the customer-facing digital and data solutions of ZEISS as a Team Leader to provide seamless, personalized user journeys across all web applications and portals.
General Director / Head of B2B
16 years of proven experience in B2B client services and account mamagement, serving clients on Global and EMEA level. Proud team member of Green Fox Academy, a coding school in Budapest, Prague and Bratislava as General Director with focus on B2B products and clients.
Human Resources Director at Vector Software Ltd
HR Director, coach and consultant with 12 years cross-functional, cross-industry (IT, Banking, FMCG) and international experience.
In the last 5 years acting on HR Lead positions covering employer branding, recruitment, on-boarding, retention, employee engagement, performance management, learning & development, succession planning.
Solid background in HR and business strategy development, implementing HR processes from scratch and change management.
Proficient in brand & product management, consumer engagement with 6 years in FMCG Marketing and Sales on 5 markets (UA, GE, AR, MLD, CH) covering full marketing funnel: awareness, consideration, conversion, loyalty and advocacy.
Passionate about people talents as a core and strongly believe that people are the main asset of a company success.
Product Manager Frontend at Go-e GmbH
As a product manager of the Experience team, Pavel is responsible for the strategy and development of software that helps private and business customers to manage chargers.
As a fast-growing, successful company in e-mobility, go-e GmbH is transitioning from a start-up to an internationally recognized player. From the headquarters in Carinthia in Austria, the company has already expanded sales to around 20 countries in Europe. It is already establishing future technologies with bold ideas around its passion for innovative e-mobility solutions. As a green tech company, environmentally conscious processes are vital, which is why they place them at the heart of everything they do.
go-e’s R&D department is located in Berlin, where Experience, Systems, and Hardware teams work together to bring the next generation of chargers to the market.
PMO Consultant, Blokchain, Metaverse, Digital Transformation
Experience of +25 in multiple sectors and industries, both public and private, mainly in the management and leadership of project and product management offices under traditional (predictive) and agile (adaptive) frameworks.
Founder of the PMOfficers brand which includes:
- PMOXperience: Consultancy specialized in Project and Product Management Offices
- PMOAcademy: Specialized Training Academy to Lead Project & Product Offices
- PMOXSuite Platform (Co-Founder)
- Computer Science Degree, Master e-Business Management, Postgraduate in Management, Postgraduate: Quality Postgraduate
- Certificate: PMO-CC, PMO-SR, PMO-DT, PMO-BR, PMP, PMO-CP, SM-I, Sig Sigma Yellow Belt.
- PMO Global Awards Judge (Since 2018) Active Member: PMOGA and PMI BCN Chapter.
- First Certificate in Spain PMO-CC of the PMOGA
- Lecturer in Project Management Masters (PMO Certification):
- PMO-CP certification at U. La Salle BCN
- PMO-FO certification at the Barcelona Executive Business School (BEBS)
- PMO Module at the European U. Campus Valencia
- Speaker for PMI Chapters Spain and LATAM
- Speaker at Universities, Organizations and Business Centers:
- Peru (APROLOG), Colombia (U.Del Bosque) and Ecuador (ESPAE)
- AACEE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International) among others.
Team lead at Spathios
Despite my young age, I have already had the opportunity to work and study in four different countries. Besides boosting my love for international environments, this helped me to forge who I am right now, providing me with unique and invaluable skills and experiences, such as the need to constantly and quickly adapt, which is an essential ability in our digital world.
A few years ago, I decided to take another step in my career, so I joint Spathios, a start-up founded in Barcelona. Regardless of my (mostly) experience in multinationals, I rapidly adapted and grew to became one of the main managers and leaders of the company, where I am still working as a Tech Team Lead.
That has been quite a challenge so far, but pushing me to new challenges and new goals is something I truly enjoy.
Growth Marketing and Business Development Manager at Avomind
Ella is the Growth Marketing and Business Development Manager at Avomind. Prior to joining the firm, Ella has been leading Business Development and growth within a global sustainable fashion platform. She has also been in charge of commercial growth within a leading media company in South Africa.
Ella is focused on building strategic, long lasting partnerships with leading academia institutions, and commercial organisations. Ella drives Avomind’s growth and presence globally and is in charge of new market expansion.
Technical Recruiter -EMEA at Amazon
Tosin Anifowose describes herself as a ‘candidate advocate’ because this caption perfectly encapsulates the passion she has for helping people find jobs where they would thrive in. Overall she has about 6+ years of experience comprising a mix of project/operations management, tech support, and talent acquisition.
She is also a certified scrum master and her academic background in the sciences both at the bachelor’s and the master’s level has been a pivotal influence on her career. She works as a Tech-Recruiter at Amazon for the EMEA region and in her spare time, she provides free coaching support to candidates.
The ‘Dear Candidate’ initiative; is her brainchild and it is a non-profit that aims to educate and demystify the job search journey for job seekers. She also hosts the Dear Candidate podcast and runs the Dear Candidate blog.
Business Development Manager / Innovation Strategist
Business Administrator, with experience in the FMCG sector, in areas such as marketing and sales. During the last 6 years, I have held positions within the entrepreneurship area of La Salle Technova, leading the incubation program for Startups, designing the Acceleration programs and teaching entrepreneurial sessions.
I have given numerous sessions with the Lean Startup methodology, developing concepts such as Product Market Fit, Reaching Consumers and, in general, the application of the BMC.
With expertise in technology-based companies, whether B2B, B2C or B2B2C, working with the team from the design of the strategy, implementation and execution of programs that allow them to achieve milestones in terms of validating the business model, conclusive metrics, achieving public grants and raising rounds of private financing.
I have a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla – Colombia), a postgraduate degree in traditional Marketing from the same university, an Executive-MBA from La Salle Campus Barcelona- URL and a Master’s degree in E-commerce from La Salle Campus. Barcelona.
Technical Project Lead at 4ig
Bence has 10 years of experience in different levels of software development. Started his carrier as a developer, became an architect and now leading software development projects from technical aspect. As work-life balance is a top priority for him, he is always on getting the most out of his time.
Quality Systems Support Supervisor, IT at Thermo Fisher Scientific
When I had to make THE CHOICE in high school, what I want to be and work with for the rest of my life, it was a real challenge, because I was interested in everything (well, I mean not economics, but still). Focusing on core values and what is important to me as a person was, that I care about people, their health and what they put into their bodies.
Another aspect was my love for organising systems out of chaos and that I need to know what makes things tick… Quality just called for me through bioengineering, food safety, pharmacovigilance, active ingredient and excipient regulations. I joined IT Quality due to Thermo Fisher’s commitment on all the things that are important to me as a person and as a professional. Being a nerd is also a huge advantage!
Director of Software Engineering at Driver Experience, Bosch Magyarország
I am an automotive professional with 15+ years of work experience and 10+ years leadership experience. Most of this time spent in Hungary, a couple of years in the US, which has fundamentally formed my viewpoint regarding cultural openness and understanding each other.
I like working with people, loving their jobs and doing real ENGINEERING work in the best sense of this word.
In my current role, as director of software engineering at our Cross-computing division at Bosch I enjoy having a real, positive effect on automotive via leading a state of the art software-focused team, and representing our company’s motto: invented for life. This practically means the ownership of functions like automatic emergency braking in the car, which helps us to prevent accidents and save lives.
HR Manager at Carl Zeiss Digital Innovation Hungary Kft.
Collected experiences mainly in the last 10years in the IT sector, special focus on strategy recruitment and create a people,- and professional-oriented environment at the same time.
Business Development and Project Manager at Crowe FST
Experienced finance and business development project manager (9+ years) with strong organizatory and stakeholder management skills, PM and Agile qualifications. Fluent in English and German.
Software Architect Lead at Derivco
Niels is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and works as Software Architect Lead at Derivco in Durban, South Africa, where he leads a team of architects. He also develops software and “dreams” up new and innovative ways to use existing and new technologies.
Before joining Derivco, Niels worked as a researcher/instructor at Developmentor, responsible for the database curriculum.
Niels has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 4.2, and co-authored the first SQL Server 2005 book for developers: “A First Look at SQL 2005 for Developers”. Apart from being a SQL Server “nerd”, he is now quite interested in real-time streaming data, stream-processing, and the Cloud and Big Data. He blogs regularly about these topics at https://nielsberglund.com.
He is a sought after presenter at technology conferences and has presented at, amongst others: Tech-ED, SQL PASS, DevWeek, SQL Bits, SQL Saturday, etc.
CTO at NNG LLC
Creating and managing cross-cultural teams located in Germany, US, East-Europe, India and China in the area of autonomous driving and navigation systems.
Expert in the following domain areas
- navigation databases/applications (especially based on NDS)
- navigation guidance (AR) / AD decision making
- ADAS databases/applications
- processing sensor data for ADAS applications, e.g. camera, LiDAR, radar, 4D radar
- sensor calibration
- navigation systems, i.e. routing, search, rendering, traffic
- data mining (clustering & classification),
- machine learning and deep learning (CNNs)
- spatial-temporal-uncertain data structures
- sensor fusion for moving objects, lanes, signs, etc. based on camera, LiDAR, radar, IMU, v2x and map data
- localization (particle filter, GNSS, ego-motion, landmarks, SLAM)
- environmental model
- other aspects related to autonomous driving, e.g. planning, simulation, system and functional safety
- experienced with standardization bodies and governmental organizations
More than 50 patents and more than 50 research papers in the above-mentioned areas.
Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Technology and Industry
Since 2013, Dr. Károly Balázs Solymár has been holding the position of Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Technology and Industry, at its legal predecessors.
He studied at the ELTE Faculty of Law, as a member of the István Bibó College of Law, as a law student. He graduated in 2003 with a ‘summa cum laude’ law degree, and in 2010 took the bar exam.
He has gained nearly two decades of experience in regulatory, economic and complex development tasks affecting the infocommunications sector. Under his professional guidance strategic documents such as the National Infocommunications Strategy 2014-2020 was developed. All these served as the basis for the development of Hungary’s digital economy, information society and digital infrastructuret. Under his supervision, the Hungarian Artificial Intelligence Coalition and the Hungarian Artificial Intelligence Strategy were established, which can be considered the milestones in the development of the Hungarian AI ecosystem.
Since July 2022, Dr. Károly Balázs Solymár has been holding the position of Deputy State Secretary for Technology at the Ministry of Technology and Industry, he is responsible for the digitalization of industrial sectors and the supply of the industry with the most up-to-date technologies.
AI Architect at Bowman Architect
- 20+ years experience in enterprise IT environment (consulting, solution architecture design, deployment, product development, tech leadership)
- 5+ years experience with Cloud and AI technologies (applied AI in different industries, prototyping, proof of concept delivery, tech leadership)
- anything else just happening like business-as-usual … learning by doing every single day in front of terminal, design tools, flipcharts, online and face-to-face discussions…
Director of Business Development at Humanfield
An economics graduate with more than 15 years of experience in business development. Prior to her career in HR, she gained experience in a governmental and then multinational environment, and later worked as an account manager in a national consultancy agency.
She has direct contact with and advises numerous multinational and domestic companies in a number of areas.
Managing Director at Eisberg Hungary
University of Agricultural Sciences in Gödöllő, graduated in 1989.
1993-2005 I worked in a multinational environment (Sluis&Groot, Sandoz, Novartis, finally Syngenta-same company with 4 aquisitions)
Since 2007 I have been Managing Director of Eisberg, which has been part of the Swiss Bell Food Group since 2016.
Prizes, awards and assignments:
- I have been a member of the Board of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SWISSCHAM) since 2014.
- Since the beginning, 10 years board member of Business Council for Sustainable Development.
- In 2016, I was awarded the “Male Manager of the Year” by the PWA (Professional Women’s Association).
- Corvinus University awarded me the Pro Facultate award for my efforts in the field of university education.
- I serve as a board member of the Presidential Advisory Board of ISOFORUM 9000, the largest national quality organisation.
- In 2021, the Hospital School Foundation and Budapest Festival Orchestra have invited me to support their work as an ambassador.
- In 2021 “Manager for the society “prize by Shell & Hungarian Association of executives.
- In 2022 “Better managers, better world” prize by Business Coach organisation.
- Eisberg is ten times “Superbrands”, four times “Business Superbrands” award winners.
Engagement Manager at EFS Consulting
Pedro Dias, Engagement Manager at EFS Consulting, is working for more than 10 years on consulting projects in the automotive industry. He serviced numerous departments from development to marketing&sales and IT to name a few. In recent years he shifted his focus to international cooperation projects. Within EFS Pedro engages in recruiting and developing colleagues to facilitate the growth of young professionals and of EFS Consulting simultaneously.
EFS Consulting has its roots in Vienna, Austria, but has been working globally for automotive companies for more than 30 years. With more than 300 employees, EFS Consulting is the largest independent management consultancy in Austria. The time has come to open a new office and EFS wants to bring automotive consulting to Portugal. If you are interested and want to join, let’s get in touch!
Director of Upgrades at PureFacts
I am a family man with three grown up children, originally from Luanda, Angola but living most of my life in the UK. I am a keen photographer and enjoy watching films and watching sports (mainly rugby).
I arrived in Portugal just over 1 year ago with my wife and youngest child and continued to work for the same employer that I had in London, but now in Lisbon.
I have worked in IT for over 30 years, starting as a trainee programmer and then through all the variety of IT job titles and various technology stacks and I joined PureFacts approximately 4 years ago. Since then I have worked in a technical role and then as a consultant.
My role is now as Director of Upgrades, leading a team of consultants based in Lisbon, but also involving colleagues in other countries, focusing on implementing upgrades for clients who have installations of our products.
HR Business Partner Europe
MBA, HR Business Partner Europe
Multilingual, experienced partner across business, financial and tech disciplines. Adapting HR strategy and operations to the demands of the future workplace while optimizing employee experience
Head of Digital Vehicle Services at MAN Truck & Bus SE
I am the head of digital vehicle services (senior manager) in the research and development area.
In the last years I have made a lot of experience in Innovation with emerging technologies, design thinking, agile, digital transformation and development of digital products in combination with company/legacy IT (where I was responsible for appllication managed systems for years).
I lead teams in onshore and nearshore including disciplinary and budget responsibility.
Head of Data Engineering & Engineering at Volkswagen Group Services
My name is Leyre Moreno and I am from Navarra, Spain. I have been working within the Volkswagen group for 13 years, and a year ago, I came to Portugal to implement the Innovation & Engineering HUB project.
I have a degree in economics and engineering. Most of my professional experience was in the Engineering area, taking a substantial leap in recent times to data engineering.
I faithfully believe in the team, and in the people that make it up.
Communication Advisor at Specsavers Northern Europe
I’ve worked with communication at Specsavers for four years and loved every second! From once being a student doing internal blog entries and business updates to now guiding the business on how to attract new talent through compelling content.
Luckily, it’s an easy job to do when Specsavers is both certified and listed as one of the Best Workplaces in all of Europe. I’ll give away our secret if you stop by our fair.
Partner at EFS Consulting
Jochen Schreiber, Partner at EFS Consulting, is working for nearly 20 years on consulting projects in the automotive industry. He serviced numerous departments from development to marketing&sales and IT to name a few. In recent years he shifted his focus to international cooperation projects. Within EFS Jochen engages in recruiting and developing colleagues to facilitate the growth of young professionals and of EFS Consulting simultaneously.
EFS Consulting has its roots in Vienna, Austria, but has been working globally for automotive companies for more than 30 years. With more than 300 employees, EFS Consulting is the largest independent management consultancy in Austria. The time has come to open a new office and EFS wants to bring automotive consulting to Portugal. If you are interested and want to join, let’s get in touch!
Software Engineer, Entrepreneur
André has been working as a software engineer, for more than 15 years, with companies like Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, American TV network NBC, and energy drink Monster Energy. He has provided technical direction to countless startups and managed teams of over 20 people. Currently, he helps other software engineers improve their careers through mentoring and online courses, which have been featured by Microsoft. Teaching has always been one of his passions and that is why throughout his career he consulted, mentored, and tutored with remarkable reviews.
André is launching a Software Engineering University soon, funded by Noumena, and he’s part of Noumena’s Advisory Council.
Besides tech, entrepreneurship, and business, André is also very interested in teaching practical introspection and (nonviolent) communication skills, because to a large degree, the quality of your mind determines the quality of your life, and he’s passionate about transformation.
CEO at Asbjornspeaks
I really hated elementary school.
I was deeply and utterly bullied. At my first school I got bullied and beaten so much that I got hospitalized for 4 days. So when I was 17 years old I almost got thrown out of high school because of absence, but luckily I got the last chance and ended up taking a year as a foreign exchange student in California at Nevada Union High School.
One of the first days at school we were given a ballot with over a hundred classes.
Everything from horse riding to psychology, and I came across a class i didn’t understand. It was called “Speech”. I asked: “What is Speech?“. The lady at the desk answered: “You learn how to talk”. Confused, I replied, “I know how to talk”. And she said firmly: “No, you learn how to talk from a stage.”.
This captivated me, and I immediately signed up.
Educator and expert in public speaking and storytelling with over 25 years of experience. Currently helping professionals, politicians (MPs), scientists, and tech people improve their public speaking and get their message across from the stage in an engaging and effective way.
During my second semester at medical school, I experienced a different kind of professor.
This professor changed the way I looked at scientific presentations.
For the first time, I saw a person in academia that mastered their communication. A person in academia that mastered their rhetoric. A person that could tell a story. A person that could speak about the most difficult of topics within pathology, whilst keeping hundreds of students engaged, only because of his ability to tell stories.
One of the biggest problems I have encountered amongst scientists, academics, and people from tech, is the problem of presenting and pitching their projects. They know that their research/product can make a difference. They know they have something to offer. But how do you present it, so people will listen?
Head of Technology Strategy & Security, Northern Europe at Specsavers
In my role, I support an ambitious, agile and fast-paced product-based delivery organization through iterative design with strategic fit in a secure and standardized manner. We balance a legacy enterprise with cutting edge technology across multiple countries with various cultures and legal requirements to add to our complexity of new and old estate.
Software Architect at Kaizen Gaming
Theodore Zographos is a highly skilled software engineer and systems analyst with substantial experience in LOB software applications development, systems integration, and hardware programming driven by his love for technical challenges and data-driven decisions.
In the past, he has worked for companies where he developed Telecommunications and GIS software applications for major Greek telecom providers. Currently, he is working as a Software Architect in Kaizen Gaming and is the founder of Z-Logic, a software development enterprise, which creates telemetry and telematic applications for major private highways in Greece as well as for major companies in Greece and Cyprus.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the National University of Athens, and he is in the process of receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science in Autonomous Vehicle Systems and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems from the Harokopion University of Athens.
VP, Human Resource
My undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Iowa and my master’s is in human resources/Industrial Relations from Loyola University in Chicago. I began my work life as an auditor with an accounting firm. I was asked to assist them in their recruiting efforts and after one recruiting season, they felt I had the skills they were looking for and asked if I would stay in HR and build my career there, first in recruiting, then training, then in the scheduling function. I left public accounting and joined a national real estate development/management firm, with properties located in over 15 cities in US and Canada. I was their first professional HR executive, and I had the opportunity to create and mature a sophisticated HR service delivery model with them. I then joined a global financial services and real estate firm. I oversaw the daily HR issues in the Americas and helped develop several key programs in the talent management, HRIS, employee relations and staffing areas. In addition, I was a part of several mergers they completed, from the due diligence phase to the cultural integration stages. Next, I became the Vice President of Human Resources for a major casino/hospitality company in Las Vegas. Most recently, I joined a family-owned agricultural company in the NW. I also have taught at several graduate level programs, including courses at Benedictine University and Keller Graduate School of Business. All these experiences have helped shape me as a professional and provided the skills needed to be an effective career coach and podcaster.
Founder and CTO at Bloq.it
Ricardo Carvalho is a Portuguese entrepreneur and programmer. An IT graduate from the University of Lisboa, with a Masters in Computer Science.
He is known for being one of the founders of Bloq.it, a Portuguese based startup that is providing the worlds leading smart locker solution. One of their main goals is solving last-mile and enabling everyone to participate in e-commerce, across the EU, MENA, LatAm, and the US regions.
Bloq.it has been on the top 10 list for startups to watch coming out of Portugal for the past 3 years by EU-Startups, the former recipients of the Most Innovative award by Web Summit in 2019, and has recently won Scaleup of the Year at this years edition of Global Conference, by Startup Grind, in San Francisco.
Join Ricardo at Tech Jobs fair to hear more about being a young entrepreneur in Lisbon, the challenges of being a CTO and what the future holds for Bloq.it
Startups & Accelerators GURU
Tal is a prominent figure in the global innovation ecosystem. Founded 19 startup accelerators worldwide since 2012, has rendered him a Guru on building accelerators, hubs and startup ecosystems. Over the years Tal conducted 70 cohorts, graduating over 1,000 startups in his accelerators.
Tal is also a busy Keynote Speaker in major international conferences as well as a TEDx, on tech startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship, sharing his professional toolbox to mentor, motivate and inspire entrepreneurs around the globe.
these day Tal is preparing to launch a 2nd cohort in CanAx Accelerator under his management, offering professional mentoring, international network and funding of up to $1M.
Don’t Hesitate, Accelerate!!!
Senior Backend Engineer at Monta
Gabrielle is a Brazilian Developer with a Bachelor in Computer Science. She has 8+ years experience in software development and has companies like ThoughtWorks and Soundcloud in her resumé. Before finding her passion in the backend development, she endeavored as a QA Engineer and Full-stack Developer.
Currently she is working as a Senior Backend Developer at Monta, where she is helping build the future of EV charging!
CEO at SG Communications
A Professional with 25 years of Experience with Product/Service Innovation Companies. from High-Tech organizations, Aerospace, cyber, Defense, HLS & security companies. Successfully Support Companies Growth, Opening new Markets around the World and Differentiate their Added Value. Including Business Development, Sales, Marketing & International PR Specialist, Global Marketing & Advertising, Social Media & Marketing communication, B2B2G Marketing, Exhibitions, Public Relations, and Digital PR Solutions.
UX Designer and Lecturer
Entrepreneur, studio owner and a UX teacher.
I’ve started working in the UX field after working as an art director in an advertising agency. The reason I was attracted to this field is because it helped me to make a difference and influence the experience virtually for millions of users, through one product, and one influence.
I’ve started working in the field in small UX characterization and design projects, and I quickly started working with international companies like avg and strakey. Afterwards, I’ve founded an augmented reality app, opened a UX studio and become a UX teacher.
As time went by, I’ve recognized the need and difficulties of many entrepreneurs with a vision who are interested in the UX characterization field to transform their ideas to a characterization work plan, and the need to know more about the UX field. That’s why I started teaching this shortened course for UX characterization. This course is meant for anyone who needs to know the basics to start working on a project, and doesn’t have the time study for months.
Cyber Security Specialist at Vestas
I’m Luís Teixeira, Electronics and Computer Engineer, I have been working for 12 years in the areas of Information Technologies, I’ve been in the automotive industry where acted as IT System Administrator/Cybersecurity Engineer, during that time I had the opportunity to design and develop some tools to help Production and Engineering departments on the extreme demand challenges that automotive industry usually has.
I’ve joined Vestas 4 years ago as a Cybersecurity Engineer, and it was for me a huge step in my career, I’ve always wanted to work on in a huge company that could create a positive environmental impact which could be visible in the entire world.
I’m on a Research and Development Department surrounded by extremely talented people that constantly promotes exchange of new ideas and potential solutions to solve business needs.
It is really fascinating being able to work with Industrial control systems, Operational technology (including IT) and introduce Security on top of it. I’ve been involved in several projects, and it’s really great to have new challenges like this. It is quite rewarding being aware that we are developing a piece of component that will be part of a big product that ultimately will make our world more sustainable.
As personal hobbies, I really like photography, practicing CrossFit and spending time with my family.
Public Speaking & Career mentor
My mission in life is helping people become what they dream to be. I believe that excellent communication is the foundation for getting there.
I leverage my 25 years’ experience in sales and effective presentation, together with NLP (Neuronal Linguistic Programming), positive psychology, Body language, empathy, and a smile to help others.
WHAT I DO?
I train & coach people to become better speakers, storytellers, and ambassadors of themselves, and their goals.
Head of International Business Development & Innovation
KEY Strengths: Business development, sales, marketing, digital transformation, Fintech, AI, professional education programs. Building relationship with industry partners, relevant national and international network with key stakeholders! My main task @BIB next to business development is to enhance new innovative business sectors such as AI in Finance, FinTech, Open Banking, E-learning implementations. SME’s digital transformation, Women in business and international relations are also on my plate to build new business partner cooperation’s in financial education. Previously I strengthened my network in the V4 region mainly focusing on technology transfer, know-how and innovation.
As the Director for Business Sectors, Technology & Knowledge Transfer of the Hungarian National Trading House I was able to motivate a team of 40 employees to peak performance in order to facilitate export activities and business development of Hungarian SME’s.
To utilize my skills in the private sector, I took responsibility of driving organisational improvements at INFOTÉR (IT Pro Society Association Hungary) as marketing and sponsorship manager between 2014/2015. My deep professional commitment and experience in resolving complex issues has resulted in significant achievements in ICT and business development so far.
My Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Budapest Business School for Foreign Trade and my MSc degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs at Budapest Corvinus University gave me comprehensive knowledge of economic diplomacy, management and regulatory issues which has since been successfully applied in dynamic and demanding business environments. I finished my Excecutive MBA in July 2017.
Beside my professional career, I like being engaged with organizing charity events for more than 13 years. As the President of the year 2019/2020 & founding member of the Rotary Club Budapest Center I have proven some experience in managing the operations of a community-based organisation as well.
CEO at Ejendom
Tomas is an experienced founder and ecosystem leader within the Danish entrepreneurial scene. He is an engineer from the Technical University of Denmark, and began his corporate career in PwC after his graduation in 2017. Among his achievements, Tomas was selected as one of the top 100 talents in Denmark, DTU honorary alumni student of the year and the IT project manager of the year. Today, Tomas is the CEO of a Danish PropTech company called ejendom.com.
Manager at BI4ALL
I am with BI4ALL since 2015, where I have focused mostly on the Life Sciences industry – while contributing to advance our Knowledge processes and the way we deliver value to our Customers.
Throughout this time, I have led large teams and mentored multiple people.
I have a Data & Analytics education, specializing in Information Management Systems, paired with formal Business Analysis training and certification.
My work experience has led me to experience new geographies and different cultures across three continents.
Head of DevOps at Valispace
João is the Head of DevOps team, overseeing the entire CI/CD pipeline. He has over 12 years of experience working in Software Development, covering multiple areas from small mobile apps to enterprise level ERP and HR systems, and across a wide range of technologies and languages, but always with a particular affinity for automation of processes. Since he joined Valispace the needs of the team lead to the natural progression into taking charge first of the development processes to eventually managing the full lifecycle from development to deployment.
His encompassing experience allied with a never ending search for perfection make him the right person to handle the responsibility of keeping Valispace working and up to date.
Frontend Engineer at HelloFreshI’m a software developer, passionate for data science. I strongly believe that data and philosophy are related in some ways and I hope to change the view of the industry one day at a time. I’m currently learning more about Functional Programming and trying to apply it to my daily job. I love to work with people, grow and learn together.I’m a passionate teacher, I’d love to share everything I can with the world.
Team Lead - Talent Acquisition- Engineering at HelloFresh
A Senior Talent Acquisition professional with more than 13 years of experience in Talent Acquisition. I can apply my expertise in people management, talent acquisition, and Stakeholder management to help organisations in achieving their Recruitment and DE&I OKRs. Tertiary qualified with a wide variety of local and international experience.
Capable and confident communicator with a very strong personal presence and ability to cultivate strong relationships with the stakeholders.
Have taken crucial roles in designing, and implementing efficient end-to-end recruitment plans, strategies, and processes to help to develop and to enhance the recruitment function at my assigned roles throughout my experience.
Areas of expertise:
– Diversity Recruiting;
– Talent Acquisition Planning;
– Technology Recruitment;
– Organisational Development;
– Talent Management;
– Employer branding.
Founder & CEO Transformation-The strategy HUB
MSME Transformation Specialist and Digital Transformation Expert.
Darshana Thakkar is an expert in Transformation, Cost reduction, & Utilization of resources. An Electrical Engineer followed by MBA-Operations with hardcore industry experience in managing business operations. She has invested 25 years in Transforming Micro and Small Enterprises. Her rich experience in resolving pain areas and the real-life problem of the SME industry are helping the organization for quick results. Her expertise in managing business operations with limited resources helps client organizations to transform their business practices from person-driven to system-driven with existing resources. She is an expert in driving the Digital Transformation of the organization and managing changes. She has helped many organizations to increase profitability and achieve sustainable growth.
She is passionate to support the start-up ecosystem of our country. She is empowering and providing strong handholding support to start-up organizations.
She conducting various training and coaching session on Entrepreneurship development, Business operational excellence, and Digital Transformation of MSME in association with various government and Non-government organizations as well as on her own.
She is associated with CED, Government of Gujarat as a Business function expert in the Entrepreneurship development program, As faculty for industrial subjects in the Second Generation program(SGP), and as a start-up mentor and member of the start-up selection committee in the CED incubation center.
She is a certified corporate director registered with IICA and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
Apart from this, she is an author and publishing her blog, article, and case study related to the industry. She is an empanel author for Technology in MSME and Starts up business in India’s No 1 Automation magazine “Industrial Automation”
Staff Engineer Data
I am a data-driven person with keen eye to analyse, innovate and build the solutions using Analytic Tools. I am currently working as Staff Engineer for Big Data Analytics Platform in Health Domain, responsible for deriving usage and customer insights using advanced analytics and big-data tools.
I am passionate about Data Engineering Problems – be it understanding the business needs, forming the problem statement, deciding data collection strategy, data wrangling to delivering solutions ensuring customer satisfaction.
I enjoy mentoring and building amazing teams and motivating them to cope with deadline-oriented environments ensuring timely and quality solutions. I engage in technical councils with peers and teams working across domains. I like to understand different people and their ways of understanding customer’s business needs, deriving data insights and the methodologies used. I take a positive approach to life and like to see the best in others.
Product Manager at Orane Consulting
I am the Product and Solutions Manager at Orane Consulting with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles.
My responsibility is to develop and enhance our products in a way that enables them to carve a niche for themselves in today’s competitive market with USPs as simple, effective, high-performance, and efficient solutions.
My interests include learning about Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and other Ancient alternative medicines like Siddha, Farming, and Music.
I take delight in directing and co-helping small events which are for children and by children.
CTO and Co Founder at Reverie Language Technologies
Vivek is the Co-Founder and CTO of Reverie Language Technologies, a company specializing in text and speech technologies for Indian languages.
With more than 20 years of experience in Indian Language Computing, Vivek is one of the very few subject matter experts who are passionate and dedicated to making usage of Indian languages easy on digital platforms. Vivek began his Indian language journey at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Pune, in the year 1997. His journey spans across developing advanced multilingual tools for early computing devices and word processing software for computers to leading today’s state of the art AI-driven Indian language technologies like Automated Speech Recognition, Machine Translation, Text-to-Speech, Natural language understanding and Multilingual Search.
He has represented Reverie in contributing to the standards for Indian languages released by SIG for Indian languages at CeWIT in IIT Madras.
He has also represented the industry in LITD 20 to define Indian languages encoding standards for mobile phones.
Head of Engineering at Reverieinc
In his role as Head Engineering, Pranjal Nayak is responsible for leading the research & product development in Reverie. Pranjal has been associated with Reverie for over 12 years. Pranjal has a decade long experience in Indic language computing. At Reverie, Pranjal has led the creation of various tools and technologies for Indian languages starting from display & Input technologies to NLP. He expertises in creation of display solutions for Indian languages and has led the development of display technologies for various devices ranging from smartphones, Feature Phones, STB, LED display boards etc. Pranjal created the display solution that powered the first ever Android device with OS-level Hindi language support in India.
Program Head – FutureSkills at NASSCOM
Jyotsna leads the Blended Learning Program for NASSCOM FutureSkills. Prior to joining NASSCOM, Jyotsna was with General Electric and GENPACT with over 20 years of experience in the US and India. She has held several leadership roles and senior management positions during her career at GE and GENPACT. Her roles involved managing a half a billion dollars Purchased Service operations for GE, creating first women only BPO centre of 3000 employees in Saudi Arabia, heading Global Supply Chain Operations & Partnerships, F&A Solutions, P & L Management.
Vice President at ICT Academy
Business Strategist and Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading and managing multiple business verticals specializing largely in the Technology enabled Education. He is also a visiting guest lecturer to several universities and institutes across India.
Industry Experience :
Worked in multiple verticals of the Education & Training Industry and have held various positions and performed strategic roles in organizations like First Computers, Pentasoft Technologies, Everonn Education, QAI Global, Aris Global, and McGraw-Hill Education, and have consulted and mentored several EdTech startups. Currently holds the following positions;
- Vice President- ICT Academy
- Member – Industry Advisory Board – Saveetha Engineering College
- Member – BoS- DoMS, Sri Ramkrishna Engineering College
- Member – BoS- DoMS, Saveetha Engineering College
- Member Skill Development Council – FICCI
Training/ Teaching Experience
- Having started his career as a trainer, he is more passionate about training and renders seminars and guest lectures at various Forums and Academic Institutions.
- He is a specialist in facilitating Business Education by integrating Simulations, in the areas of Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Change & Crisis Management, Conflict Resolutions & Leadership, Business & Boardroom Strategy, etc.
- Has rendered Business Simulation Sessions at institutes including IIMs, IITs, GLIM, VITs, etc. apart from other Tier 2 & 3 category institutes and corporates like Steria, TVS Tyres, FSS Tech, etc.
- Has conducted various Faculty Development Programs (FDP) and trained over 10000+ Faculties from several institutes across India impacting more than 20 million learners.
- His favorite areas include Outbound Training in Leadership, Team Building, Problem Solving Skills, and Inbound Training in Marketing, Business Strategy, Business Modeling, Global Economics, Goal Setting, MBO, and Motivation Practice.
EY GDS Strategy and Transactions, Data and Analytics Leader
Amit Kirti leads the Data and Analytics (DnA) team at EY GDS Strategy and Transactions (SaT). In this role, he is responsible for building Analytics and AI capabilities for EY GDS Strategy and Transactions. Amit works closely with clients across sectors helping them solve complex business problems, leveraging state-of-the-art technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Generation, Cloud, and other new and emerging technologies.
He combines his years of strong business consulting experience in problem-solving for clients across sectors such as consumer, industrial, and healthcare amongst others with emerging technologies to build innovative solutions. He has been instrumental in developing multiple strategic solutions for key accounts delivering tangible P&L impacts.
Client Partner - Strategic Accounts
Pranav is a Client partner for Mphasis strategic accounts in Canada geography, responsible for client relationships with 2 of the top 50 Canadian firms. Pranav moved to Canada in 2018 and was responsible for setting up Mphasis Ontario presence from scratch, for a leading life insurer, where we scaled the engagement to over 100 FTEs in 3 months’ time.
He possesses 20 years’ Information Technology experience, having successfully delivered over 10 programs in financial services industry, including 3 large scale multi-system modernization initiatives. In his prior roles, he has led design thinking workshops, business consulting, prototyping for creating new business solutions in capital markets and insurance space.
Pranav lives in London (Ontario). He is an avid cyclist and loves to read about advancements in medical sciences.
Founder/Director of Strategy + Creative
Philip is a creative problem-solver, plain and simple. In 2018, he founded Philip Agnello Creative Consulting, the Toronto-based, global boutique brand and creative consultancy helping SaaS start-ups reach their goals through business-centric branding.
Philip is the author behind the pioneering 4 Areas of Understanding philosophy, a model for uncovering the knowledge and understanding that is necessary to craft effective strategies for brand and creative initiatives.
EY GDS Global Strategy And Transactions Leader
Kshama Dhir is the global lead for EY GDS Strategy and Transactions (SaT) service line that comprises over 2800+ professionals in India, Poland, China, Hungary, and Spain.
She has a rich experience in business transformation, global operations, and the development of new and customer-centric solutions. Her keen interest is to build new markets and develop next-generation leadership. Kshama is a Chartered Accountant and has a master’s degree in Finance. She joined EY GDS in 2007. She has about 25 years of experience with a host of Global organizations.
Local Talent Lead at techNL
Liam Flanagan began his career in the technology start-up world fostering the earliest of business ideas as the facilitator of Genesis’ Evolution Program. After growing this program to support 60 new NL tech companies per year, Liam moved to Ottawa to pursue a Masters of Entrepreneurship, Technology Innovation Management, and work full-time for Invest Ottawa’s ScaleUp Program.
Supporting Ottawa’s top scale-up technology firms between $1M and $50M in annual revenue gain access to funding, resources, and mentoring eventually led Liam back to NL, where he joins techNL as Local Talent Lead. Currently, Liam supports NL tech jobseekers find their ideal career by connecting them with employers, educators, and resources.
Director & CTO at Hotfoot Technology Solutions
Rajesh has over 20 years of experience and is passionate about technology and its applications. Starting his technology journey in building products and platforms, he was instrumental in institutionalizing technology adoption across teams, sold, priced, and built Intellectual Properties that can generate nonlinear revenue in the IT services industry. He has been the key architect in building platforms that brings different pieces together including the flexibility of the cloud, the restrictions of global compliance like PCI, HIPAA, and DPA, the low cost of open source technologies, the existing investments of enterprises in technology to transform and pivot business units of multiple Fortune 500 customers in different domains.
Rajesh has not only led several programs around technology transformations but participates in everyday design and coding, building products that make a difference in people’s lives. Rajesh is a first-generation entrepreneur with four patents in the product, platforms, and cloud under his belt. Rajesh is TOGAF Certified and is keenly interested in transformational programs of enterprises where multiple parts of the organization change and the enterprise architecture around transformations. He is also a certified AWS Architect and has spent nearly a decade understanding and architecting for the cloud and has spoken in public forums on the architecture of the cloud. He truly believes that the best of digital and analytics is yet to come in financial services.
The lending industry is still largely paper-based and most of the current systems are inward-focused rather than customer-focused. He is on a journey to be able to build the organization with these nuggets of wisdom, as one of the most customer-focused companies that make a difference to people. Rajesh loves to spend time with his daughter and is an avid traveler to embraces new cultures and living.
Founder at Hotfoot Technology Solutions
Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the Banking & Financial Services, Business Process Design & Consulting, and Financial Technology. Passionate about lending, with more than one and half decades of experience in Banking Sales, Credit Evaluation, Score Based Decisioning, and Digitisation. Have built a platform that will enhance the lending and borrowing experience.
Also addresses Financial Inclusion, New to Credit, Lending based on surrogates, and additional data Assisting Financial institutions with Direct Origination using our unique tech platform – where they can deploy capital by leveraging distribution and collection reach of smaller NBFC’s while having real-time access to lending decisions.
Director of Talent Growth and Development at Arcurve
Joel Pollard has been a leader in the Calgary tech industry for 20 years, having worked in start-ups and enterprise organizations alike. Joel has built and led teams in the custom software and product development spaces, focusing on team dynamics, and reliable software processes. A firm believer that building the best environment and practices will attract the best people and result in the best outcomes, Joel has a proven track record of high performing teams delivering high quality software systems.
Joel is the Director of Talent Growth and Development at Arcurve, Inc., responsible for the strategy and systems behind building Arcurve’s team of technology professionals in Calgary and our technology hubs in Vancouver, Halifax, and Houston. Arcurve has delivered more than 800 projects for clients in a variety of industries and technology stacks.
Talent Coordinator at Calgary Economic Development
Nimrit Anand is the Talent Coordinator with Calgary Economic Development, he is part of the Client Excellence team which is focused towards talent attraction and retention. Nimrit is originally from Delhi, India and holds a Bachelors degree in Hospitality as well as a Masters in Business Administration from University of Technology Sydney.
Talent Acquisition Lead - Technology at Harvest Builder
As a born and raised Albertan, diversifying the economy and creating a tech ecosystem here in the prairies is something that Katie is passionate about. As a Talent Acquisition Lead, she aims to bring top talent to technology-focused organizations. Katie leverages her background in executive search and currently specializes in engineering and technology roles. Katie’s mission is to create a long-lasting partnership between candidates and organizations based on values and skills.
Head of Operations at Morpher
Ivan Struk, head of operations at Morpher, is a venture architect, emerging markets investor, and alternative investments guru. Having spent the last 8 years working in the alternative investments space in roles in both institutional and retail finance, Ivan joined Morpher to help realize the company’s vision of enabling global access to investable markets.
Managing Director George Labs, George Product Officer I Erste Digital
Isabella had been with George before the first line of code was written. Since then, ten years have passed, and she witnessed the challenges and possibilities of the digitalization of the banking industry. Combining her passion and expertise, she played an essential role in the shaping of the company. Now, as a freshly appointed Managing Director, she is ready to lead George Labs in this new era.
Join the Erste Digital team and make a difference to the financial life of millions of people in Europe. #believeinyourself
Head of People & Culture UniCredit Services GmbH and Strategic People Partner in UniCredit Bank Austria
People development enthusiast
Driving for things to happen
Broad HR experience, working more than 20 years in a pan-european commercial bank with a special focus on Austria and Central and Eastern Europe
Nurture and develop talents and leaders across different european countries
In my career, I have lived cultural diversity. For me it meant being able to learn from people from all different walks of life – different ethnicities, religion, education or background. I think we connect as people not despite our differences, but what unites us are exactly our diverse personal traits.
People & Culture Partner at Helcim
I’ve worked with Helcim for just about 5 1/2 yrs. I started as a Merchant Experience Specialist, to Merchant Experience Lead, and now as the People & Culture Partner.
Even After 5 1/2 yrs it still feels fresh, exciting, challenging, and very rewarding.
It’s amazing to be a part of a company who celebrates your individuality, cares about what you have to say, recognizes your contribution, and inspires you to bring out the best in you.
5 1/2 yrs later, and I’m still happy to come to work everyday.
Senior Manager Technology Consulting Data Analytics at EY
Ani is a Senior Manager in the Technology Consulting Practice at EY specialized in Data Analytics. She has extensive experience in managing complex business and IT transformation projects and programs. She holds a MSc and executive MBA degree and has certificates for project management, data science and process mining. She is consulting corporate clients from different industries with main focus on banking and capital markets.
Lead R&D Learning and Development
Helene Richter is R&D Lead for Learning and Development at Dynatrace and a passionate live long learner herself. With 20 years in in IT she is a techie at heart with a strong affinity to structure and numbers.
She is a firm believer that personal growth starts with an open mindset, which is strongly supported by a diverse company culture.
Helene has broad experience in leading global IT programs, lived and worked in many countries from US to China, and therefore had the chance to explore cultures and business environments. Always curious when new opportunities arise, she took the leap into the corporate Learning & Development department of a major telecoms provider and found her calling in inspiring others to learn and grow.
Her mission is clear: Let’s be brave. Exit our daily hamster wheel. And get inspired to learn something new every day.
Head of Qualcomm XR Labs Europe
Eduardo Esteves is VP of Engineering, leading a world-class R&D organization in Europe that delivers state-of-the-art Extended Reality (XR) technology and platform at the intersection of computer vision, AI, graphics, 5G-optimized, and cloud-enabled solutions to create the intelligent perception of the world around us. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Intercultural Keynote Speaker, Founder & CEO of Raw Culture
Weirong Li is an Intercultural Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Facilitator, who has a special focus on intercultural communication and diversity and inclusion within teams. She has worked with universities, corporates, NGOs, NPOs, startups, and think tanks. She is also the founder and CEO of Raw Culture, which connects multicultural talents to International recruiters looking to diversify their talent pool and their global market knowledge. She has a working knowledge of English, Chinese, and German.
Senior People Development Manager at Refurbed
Alessandro Wärzner works as Senior People Development Manager at refurbed. Alessandro studied psychology at the University of Vienna and did research in the area of flexible working at the TU Wien (Vienna, Austria). He worked for over 10 years in the field of personal assistance for people with disabilities in Hamburg (Germany). Before joining refurbed in September 2021, he worked as a psychologist, trainer and coach at the Jewish Vocational Training Center in Vienna.
Head of IT-Applications at Austrian Power Grid AG
Dr. Felix Schernhammer is Head of IT Applications at Austrian Power Grid AG. He strives to provide innovative and robust IT solutions that will play a key role in enabling Austria’s transition to sustainable energy sources.
APG – THE BACKBONE OF AUSTRIA’S ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
Power generation is based on an essential principle: in every second, exactly the same amount of electricity must be generated as is being consumed. Unless the balance between electricity supply and demand is kept within precise parameters, the system will fail and no power can be supplied.
As Austria’s independent transmission system operator (TSO), APG’s primary responsibility is to maintain the supply-demand balance at all times.
CEO at Morpher Labs
Martin Froehler, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Morpher, is a mathematician, veteran quant, and former hedge fund manager. Having spent over a decade in quantitative finance, Froehler experienced the numerous inefficiencies of the financial industry first-hand. Realising the industry consists almost entirely of middlemen who charge obscene fees for bad service, Martin embarked on a mission to fix finance.
Software Engineer & Chapter Lead at NETCONOMY
Markus Nistelberger is an experienced Software Engineer and team lead, who has been working with NETCONOMY for more than 8 years! In his presentation he wants to highlight how NETCONOMY is approaching remote and distributed work nowadays. With locations all over Europe (Graz, Vienna, Klagenfurt, Zurich, Berlin, Dortmund, Belgrade, Novi Sad) home office and distributed work had little impact on the daily business because NETCONOMY was already equipped with a strong tool set to manage such challenges. Today Markus will present NETCONOMY’s tool set and highlight the ups and downs that come with it.
Chief Culture & Financial Officer at enspired
Cornelia Habetler joined the startup enspired from the very first day of existence when the path ahead was still unclear. Two years later, enspired counts 43 employees with plans to grow, reaching the 100-employee mark in 2023.
Cornelia significantly contributed to building a work environment from scratch and setting up the finance department on the side.
Starting as a Linux and network administrator created the base for her career in tech. After switching to an IT outsourcing provider, Cornelia quickly became a team leader and was able to combine technical expertise with management skills. She found herself in versatile positions like Service Delivery Manager, Service Architect and People Manager in local and international departments. In 2015, Cornelia started as Head of Operations in VisoTech, until destiny and her love for numbers and people intervened. Acting as a stand-in for the role of Head of Finance, HR & Business Administration, she decided it was time for a career change. And here we are: introducing her as the CCFO of enspired, a fully digital power trading-as-a-service company.
Currently, Cornelia puts her experience and passion into building the foundation of the enspired culture and community. Creating a work environment everyone enjoys, sticking to the vision of the company and getting all employees involved in the process are major key points for a startup to grow – the right way. Putting it in Cornelia’s words: “We want to empower our community to leverage their joy of development and to make our innovation journey a shared success.”
Managing Principal Consultant at Sourced Group
Andrew is a Managing Principal Consultant with Sourced Group, a rapidly-growing global cloud consultancy. Founded in 2010, Sourced provides technology consulting services to help large, security-conscious organizations in financial services, healthcare, aviation, media, and telecommunications adopt public cloud at scale.
With nearly 25 years of technology experience and 10 years helping large organizations to accelerate cloud adoption, Andrew has led Sourced’s customers to their goals through cloud technology analysis, strategy, implementation, and organizational change management initiatives.
Engineering Lead at 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱, 𝗮𝗻 𝗜𝗕𝗠 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘆
Mario Kleinsasser is the engineering lead of the Cloud Architect teams in Nordcloud Austria. For more than 15 years he’s been surfing the wave of change with passion.
Mario was a speaker at the DevOps Gathering 2018 and 2019 in Bochum Germany, he is the organizer of the Docker South Austria Meetup and he also contributes code for various Open Source projects, like CoreDNS and others.
Automation engineer - Python developer - Data Science PhD Student
My role at Amaris in Valencia, Spain is automation engineer and python developer for R&D projects. I started at Amaris as an automotive engineer in 2016, designing and developing automtive interior plastic parts, but 2 years ago I had the amazing opportunity to change my career towards software developement and automation inside the QA department. Currently I am a PhD student for Data Science applied to time series in fintech at Universitat Jaume I, in castellón.
Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Manager IBERIA at Mantu
I am Recruitment Partner Iberia (Spain & Portugal) for Amaris Consulting, main brand of Mantu Group.
I am Italian, working in Spain since 2017 for the Recruitment Department of Amaris Consulting based in Barcelona. I started my professional experience in Amaris as an intern for the spanish market, and over the years I had the chance to get experience over further areas, such as Netherlands, Italy and UK.
Currently managing a team of 10 talent acquisition experts of different seniorities, we focus our activity on looking for the best potential and current talents in the IT market.
My core mission? Help to translate business performance ambitions into talent strategies, executed through recruitment processes, innovation, culture and people.
Talent Acquisition Partner, Future Zalent
I started my career in early talent recruitment at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the U.K. I started as a graduate and worked there for 10 years (6 of which as a TA). After Enterprise I moved on to the ISE (Institute of Student Employers) where I worked closely with global graduate employers and Universities.
I was then part of a team that started a brand new company called Gradfuel. My role was helping employer partners hire the very best and diverse talent through an A. I platform. I actually moved to Berlin around 6 weeks ago.
I am now a Talent Acquisition Partner at Zalando hiring the very best early talent for our tech roles!
HR Specialist at SICPA
Faïz Darib is HR professionals working in the Talent Management team at SICPA. He joined SICPA almost 3 years ago, and he is in charge of the end-to-end recruitment process globally.
If you want to chat about our opportunities at SICPA or HR, or need any advice in your professional career, do not hesitate to reach out to me!
HR Specialist at SICPA
First and foremost, I love working with people and enjoy uncovering their values, personal aspirations and competencies.
I’ve spend the last several years utilizing my diverse background to meet the needs of international employees of Fortune 500 companies. I’ve grow my skills in full-cycle recruiting, strategic sourcing, learning, data analytics and project management. My joy in recruiting, so far, has been matching high level professionals with the right career move in Software engineering, UX, management, finance, and more.
I speak Spanish, French and English fluently.
If you want to chat about our opportunities at SICPA or HR, or need any advice in your professional career, do not hesitate to reach out to me !
Social Media Manager & Blogger at Lovefoodish
Marina Cantafio is a Social Media Manager, Freelancer & Founder of the Blog www.lovefoodish.com.
Her passion for food, storytelling, and networking is her personal superpower. Marina creates content for several food brands, restaurants & hotels in Switzerland and the world. Her blog has up to 2200 visitors a month and features food & travel stories she experiences while traveling the world. Besides her own blog, she supports various customers in the areas of finances, lifestyle, and healthcare with social media strategy and content creation.
Director of People and Communication at EDP’s Digital Global Unit (DGU)
Previously in EDP, he was the Head of Marketing Projects in EDP’s Customer Relations and Marketing, the Director of Smarthome Marketing and Sales, the Director of Energy Services Marketing and the Director of Distributed Generation, all of these in EDP Comercial, EDP’s retail company in Portugal.
Before that Jose Lobato Duarte worked 13 years in management consultancy companies, developing projects in areas such as new business development, market entry strategy, global and commercial strategy, new product and distribution network development and deployment and organizational design, in countries like Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Nigeria and Angola.
Technical Coach at Quentic
Working for Quentic as Technical Coach with the goal to support the code quality.
Preparing and running trainings for our developers with the focus on software-design.
Supporting and coaching our dev-teams, encouraging them to write tests, doing TDD and work in pair- or mob-programing.
Searching for blockers regarding the code quality and trying to solve them or initiate solutions.
Initiating changes on the system level, if processes has to be adapted.
Startup & Business Coach for Strategy, Growth and Fundraising | Serial Entrepreneur
Matt Ward is a serial entrepreneur, Venturelab startup advisor & business consultant for strategy & growth and an ex-angel investor and VC/tech podcaster.
He helps founders and businesses change the world for the better with experienced growth, strategy, marketing, and fundraising tactics to reach larger audiences, increase revenues, improve business models & processes, and make a bigger impact with their efforts.
By bringing years of experience (and painful lessons learned) building & exiting companies, helping others do the same and working in and around the startup/venture ecosystem, Matt helps companies (from scrappy upstarts to the Fortune 500) take their business to the next level.
If you’re building something meaningful in the world and your business needs a proven combination of multi-industry experience, futurist perspective and outside-the-box thinking to help strategically scaling your company, consider working with Matt.
To learn more about what past clients have to say about working with Matt, visit mattward.io/testimonials
Founder at KAPSLY
Founder of KAPSLY, the first service investment marketplace with the mission to help founders to build their startups with hands-on support from professional service agencies.
Organiser of the Swiss Startups Club, one of the biggest event and networking platforms for startups in Switzerland.
Coworking Evangelist and Startup Coach
Claudius holds a degree in Law from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and has been active in the Swiss coworking and startup scenes since 2012. His passion is the combination of entrepreneurship and creativity, be it with creative industry startups, or his own art platform artagenda.com. He founded the CreativeSpace coworking spaces in 2014, which are now present in Zurich and St.Gallen. Claudius has also been co-founder of Coworking Switzerland, the Swiss coworking federation, of which he is acting as Co-President since 2020. He develops and moderates events and support services for startups and freelancers.
Lead Software Architect at Quentic
Certified Symfony developer with project experience since version 2.0. Trained teams as Symfony Coach for several years and relaunched Berlin’s Symfony User Group. Working as a Software Architect with focus on modern, clean and simple software.
Senior Financial Consultant & Adviser
My name is Kerstin Brunner, I am a financial coach and adviser at MLP and my passion is to pick up people wherever they are in life and to accompany them on their path through life. It is important to me to consider all aspects of the individual life situation and to create a financial map with the necessary information. Based on the map, my customers can then independently make financial decisions to their own comfortable feeling.
For me, the most important part of my work is to build up long-term relationships with my personal values: Empathy, authenticity, and expertise. My English-speaking customers have entrusted me with the fact, that English-speaking financial coaching is hard to find in Germany. I am able to prove that it is possible to successfully advise the needs of Inputs in Germany.
What are the benefits of holistic financial advice?
Coming from abroad it could be difficult to clarify all your questions regarding insurances, finance, and other topics which are automatically connected with your start in Germany. Comprehensive financial advice helps you to shape your future independently with an expert at your side. The holistic approach covers knowledge in areas such as banking, insurances, investments, retirement planning, employer benefits and puts all areas in context. Working hand in hand with a financial expert gives you more confidence to make financial decisions on your own and more time for things you really like.
Manager, Solutions Consulting at Xandr
Fons Schuurmans holds a Master degree in Business Information Management from the Rotterdam School of Management and works as a solutions consultant at Xandr in Berlin. As an Ad-Tech solutions consultant he has experience working both with large agencies and publishers in the DACH region.
Talent Acquisition Manager at Personio
Nelli works with Personio since April 2020. She studied European Studies at the University of Passau but got into the HR field afterwards because she thinks that people make a company what it is in the first place by developing, engaging and carrying culture.
After being part of Personio’s Sales department for a year, she now is one of our business recruiters and contributed to double Personio’s team in size this year.
Technical Manager at Neotalent
My formal education is a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering, but I have always been a Computer Scientist at heart.
I joined Neotalent Spain in 2007, willing to grow professionally in a company with a great projection but small and young enough to allow me to make an impact. The consulting sector is motivational for me – it allows me to learn different technologies and work cultures, enabling me to offer solutions best adapted to my customers and peers.
My career of more than 13 years at Neotalent has known different stages, on to my current position as Technical Manager – technological and methodological advisor, head of development, presales, solutions architect, technical director, mentor. I also lead the software factory of Neotalent Spain, within a team of a ten of skilled technicians who work together to offer our customers the services they need.
Committed to training, I teach technical and methodological courses through the year at the headquarters in Spain, as well as work part time as an adjunct professor at the Carlos III University in the areas of cybersecurity, software engineering and networks.
I envision a Neotalent that knows the needs of its customers, designing the appropriate solution for each of them.
Head of HR at Storemaven
As Head of HR, Keren serves as a partner in achieving Storemaven’s business strategy, supporting the team’s growth, engagement, high performance and retention. She uses her creative energy to create a fulfilling and memorable employee experience.
Prior to joining Storemaven Keren served as HRBP and Internal Communications expert at Payoneer R&D and NICE, Ltd., working with global teams to support growth, scalability and smooth business activity and creating communications to enhance collaboration and advance each organizations’ strategic goals.
Senior Software Engineering Manager at Webfleet Solutions
Living close to a RandomForrest near Berlin, Tom was able to: hire, onboard, and work with passionate Engineers in Leipzig, Amsterdam, and Berlin. He has more than 12 years of experience in software development. Leading various new product developments and teams around the context of Mobility and Fleets.
Reach out to him using one of the following languages: Java, C++, Python, English, German.
Project Director at NUI You
Susana Metzger has an eye for the story and for what makes the viewer tick. She is an experienced media producer and has established herself as an accomplished film festivals director for the past decade. She is the founder of the Portuguese Surf Film Festival, at Ericeira – Europe´s only world surfing reserve – and a co-founder of What If? Women in Film Festival, in Zürich. With NUI You, the aim is to bring the most innovative and immersive technology tools to the realm of corporate storytelling.
CEO of English Speaking Networking
I moved to Israel I run a networking group for English speaking business owners looking to gain more clients. We have 80 members and four groups – Tel Aviv, Hertzliya, Jerusalem and International. Our International group is a space for business owners right around the world to network and grow their business. Alongside that I also offer LinkedIn outsourced support for companies looking to leverage that social media channel for lead generation. I work with a small number of companies to offer a bespoke and personal service.
Job Search Expert, Pro Blogger, Creative Thinker
Jacob Share is the job search expert who created the award-winning JobMob blog, one of the most popular job search blogs on Earth, with over 20 million visitors since 2007. JobMob is filled with straight-talking advice and humor based on Jacob’s real-world experiences of finding jobs in the US, Canada, France and Israel.
Mental Strategist and Clinical Hypnotherapist
Jacob Shekrel is a Mental Strategist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Using a method he developed, Jacob helps business people, entrepreneurs, and senior executives overcome the inner factors responsible for stress, anxiety, and depression.
It is an effective and quick method that not only helps to resolve the roots of stress once and for all, but also rebuilds confidence and self-esteem and even overcomes the ‘impostor syndrome’.
By education, Jacob is a Sociologist and Anthropologist.
He is also a Life-Success Consultant student and the representative of Bob Proctor in Spain
And with 40 years of experience in the business world as the owner and partner in several business.
He has moved from Israel to Spain 21 years ago.
Facilitator of change with ease, Invitation to prosperity
What if all of the stories that we use to defend our past choices, stop us from receiving possibilities from the future?
My name is Sharona Hadar Houri, and I’m the founder of “hopeful life and living”
That allows people to choose change, with ease, in empowering and innovative workshops.
I facilitated the hundredth of unique classes in Israel and all over the world.
I’m also the owner of an architect office that based on Feng Shui design for 23 years, And the mother of 5 princesses.
I live in Israel, in a house that I designed and built on Feng Shui principles.
Head of Marketing & Sales at Werkules
My passion for technology and especially startups was ignited when I worked in different startups abroad and could see how they improved the everyday life of people. After starting my studies at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, I soon started the first entrepreneurial student initiative at my university. Our goal was to bring many like minded people together to discuss and learn about all relevant aspects that one has to take into consideration when starting their own venture. And we have been quite successful in doing that. During the first two years of our existence many companies were founded and supported by us during the process.
Especially interesting for me was any topic around Marketing & Sales and building teams from scratch for real impact. I got the opportunity to learn a lot about that in different companies and startups and put my knowledge to work.
The most recent venture we have started is Werkules. One night, a few people from completely different backgrounds came together and talked about an industry that was neglected by many startups so far: the German construction industry.
That night, the foundation for Werkules was built.
We are very happy and proud of the things we have already accomplished as a team but our goal is to revolutionize the entire German construction industry. In order to do that, we look for like minded people to join our mission.
A Personal Career Coach
My name is Orna Shkalim, A Personal Career Coach, Lecturer, guide people on how to find a job. guide people how to use LinkedIn platform.
Helping companies to find the best candidates for them and helping candidates find their correct job.
Founder Of CCC Level Club – The Place To Collaborate & Connect with our Community.
The CCC Level Club is a prestigious community that aims to provide a variety of comprehensive solutions , collaborations and networking for C-level
Over 20 years of experience in business development and sales management.
Connecting people to success
Financial Coach For Remote Workers
Shlomo Freund is a location-independent entrepreneur and has been for the past 16+ years. His lifelong passions for finance, investing and travel lead to the creation of his current business, Free Financial Self, which helps people organize their finances to reach financial independence faster.
This allows him and his family to live, work and enjoy life with friends and family both wherever and whenever they like.
The end result? Armed with a strong, customized roadmap built around financial and personal lifestyle goals, an increase in individual happiness.
Shlomo appeared as a guest on 40 podcasts and gave talks in online and offline events to more than 10000 people.
Chairman, Diplomatic Institute
Leading Global Tech Entities. International Sales Guru, Business Facilitator, International Speaker, M.C.
- President The Diplomatic Institute
- Senator World Business Angel Investment Forum, Israel
- Partner Gold Ventures Investment, Austria
- Author Customer Oriented Entrepreneur, #DreamPloyment
- Trusted Advisor to C-Level Executives and Top National Leaders
- Headhunter specialized in C-Level, Relocation, International Sales
25 years’ experience in international sales and business development in variety of industries, territories and business models. Spanish, English, Hebrew, Portuguese.
LinkedIn Specialist, Author, Speaker
Daniel Alfon is the author of Build a LinkedIn Profile for Business Success.
Daniel joined LinkedIn in early 2004 and publishes Articles, interviews, and exclusive content about advanced LinkedIn strategies to clients and subscribers to his website.
Job coach | Advisor for education and training in Germany | Foreign skilled workers and trainees for Germany
As a job coach and consultant for education and training, I help people to discover their personal and professional potential, find strengths, and realize their vocation.
Through my personal consultation and coaching tailored to your individual needs, you will learn how to write a convincing application, how to convince in a job interview with your professional and social skills, how to deliver real added value to the future company, how to achieve the market value you deserve and how to draw attention to yourself with a serious digital public image.
As a long-time executive, company owner, and service provider of the Agentur für Arbeit, it is my job to sift through applications, conduct interviews and make decisions for hiring or rejection. Over the last 16 years, I have seen good applications and have conducted over 1500 interviews in which the applicants were able to convince. However, many of the candidates simply showed poor preparation.
If the candidates do not know the HR people’s expectations? What then? So I have made it my professional life’s task as a job coach and career advisor to help people find out what the HR people want and how to get into the job. More than 3500 satisfied customers have already used our service of www.CvXperts.com is taken up. In addition, more than 1500 application coaching sessions were successfully conducted.
My personal goal and promise to you are: “Your coaching ends with me when you have found your calling! Beyond that, I will gladly accompany you and stay in contact with you. Not only to support you in your professional success but also to help you reach further goals and master further challenges.
Creative and enthusiast Marketing Manager at Freshworks
Hugo heads up Marketing for France and Southern Europe at Freshworks. Hugo will be presenting the company culture at Freshworks, available positions, and what you can do to get a sit in this rocketship. Brace yourself for a hell of a ride !
Freshworks is a customer and employee experience SaaS provider, that helps companies around the world to delight their customers and employees. Originally created in 2010 from Chennai, India, we are now servicing 50,000+ paying customers across the world from 13 offices. Previously one of the first Indian unicorns, Freshworks has gone public this month on NASDAQ under the sign FRSH and is expanding massively in Europe.
Data engineer at REDlab
Issu de l’univers du logiciel, je mets en avant mes compétences techniques et ma vision projet pour participer à la transformation numérique des entreprises. Agile, motivé et curieux, je suis toujours en recherche de challenges dans les nouvelles technologies.
Senior Talent Acquisition Lead - Future Zalent
Jeff Lovejoy, Senior Talent Acquisition lead for Future Zalent at Zalando will be giving a deep dive into Zalando. Who we are, what we do and how to get your foot in the door to one of Berlins most successful unicorns. Come help us be the starting point for fashion and be a disrupter in the industry. With over 10 years experience in the early career opportunities launching 1000’s of graduates, students, returners, and career changers careers, you definitely don’t want to miss his key advice on how to knock the door down in a competitive job market post corona. Jeff brings experience from Enterprise Rent A Car, FDM group, N26, SumUp and now Zalando.
CEO & Founder at Ingnite Placements
During a very successful ‘out-of-work’ acting career, Geoff discovered an unerring ability to convince people to buy Encyclopedia Britannicas, Ticketmaster entertainment guides, home mortgages and door-to-door products really not worth buying!
So kissing bye bye to the most outlandish dreams of fame, Hollywood and mixing with the Bob De Niros, Michael Caines and Marlon Brandos of this world, Geoff nurtured his more realistic talent, beginning his first full-time ‘proper’ job in January 2002 with 7city Learning, a start-up financial training company with technology as its genuinely unique selling point. 5 years later with Geoff playing the leading sales role, 7city was acquired by a private equity firm for £30m.
Staying with the same company, he moved on to the challenge of selling an unsuccessful 6-month program – the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) – during the most globally challenging period/crash post 2008, converting the program into a global phenomenon which became the primary focus for the 2nd sale of 7city Learning for £90m to the Fitch Group. Whilst Geoff had global responsibility for developing business and managing client relationships, it was the CQF where Geoff’s passion for recruitment took a hold, helping those who graduated (from students to full-time working professionals and senior directors) to secure IT, technology, quant and engineering roles primarily in the financial services, technology, and professional services sectors across EMEA, North America and APAC.
Whilst maintaining regular contact with CQF Alumni during this 9-year period, many of whom were making waves and now occupying divisional head positions at tier 1 banks and technology firms, Geoff left the Fitch Group in April 2017 to pursue a solo career in recruitment using a significant network of contacts to help him on his way.
As we speak/write, Geoff is in his 13th year in recruitment, continually endeavouring to understand every aspect of a client’s requirements, helping candidates to secure precious roles, and using all his people skills to marry client and candidate with a keen eye on long-term prosperity for both parties.
CEO at EXELERYS Start-Up
CEO of EXELERYS, an emerging start-up fighting cybersecurity threats through multiple consolidated services and solutions portfolio across EMEA. He has intervened in multiple events including SecParis, Cloud Native Foundation, Cloud Expo Europe, ISACA, InfoSec, CNCF Paris, CNCF London, UbuCon Europe, UbuCon France, SWWARP, to provide a holistic view on the actual and future view on threat intelligence, where problems and solutions for known and unknown issues were addressed and discussed.
He’s also an official speaker of the Speakers Bureau from the Cloud Native Foundation.
Prior to founding EXELERYS, Jesus was working actively with security vendors worldwide providing enablement and education across the different security issues the corporations faced, working closely with different cross-department teams for years building active solutions for their enterprise customers.
Career Coach | Personal Branding Consultant
I am Annie – your Online Career Coach & Career Branding Consultant. My motto is People First and I tend to apply it in all aspects of life.
Over 8+ years in HR & Recruitment, in France and in Europe I discovered my passion for coaching individuals and helping them to develop their careers in various industries by unleashing the power of their personal brands. During my experience in HR, I coached and consulted more than hundreds of professionals seeking new or different career opportunities.
I have a Master degree in Business Management with a specialisation in Human Resources. I have been working remotely for the past 4 years , as a Career Coach helping professionals land job with the power of personal branding.
Co-Founder and CEO at Neo Financial
Co-founder of SkipTheDishes, the largest food delivery network in Canada. Expanded Skip to over 110 markets and millions of customers, with over 2,500 employees. Acquired by Just-Eat in 2016 for $200M, merged with Takeaway (2019) and Grubhub (2020), creating one of the largest food delivery companies in the world.
Now building Neo Financial from the ground up to give Canadians the most rewarding spending and saving experience – the way it should be.
Conseillère, Direction des services d'immigration, Délégation générale du Québec à Paris
Tihana Majcen est conseillère à la Direction des services d’immigration, de la Délégation générale du Québec à Paris. Cette direction relève du ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration du Québec.
Dans le cadre du webinaire, elle aura l’occasion de vous présenter les opportunités d’emploi au Québec dans le secteur des technologies de l’information, de même que les démarches d’immigration à prévoir.
Le Québec connaît une forte croissance de l’emploi dans ce secteur et a d’importants besoins de main d’oeuvre. Venez en apprendre plus à notre stand et lors du webinaire!
Chief Visionary Officer and Founder
When Chris started True Digital Communications in 2011, digital agencies weren’t around. But Chris felt that digital belonged in the bullseye, so when he saw an opportunity to do better, he jumped on it. He is imaginative, observant, enthusiastic, and personable. Chris is a Kent State alumnus and has been in the industry for 25+ years. He is a strategist, teacher and networker who takes pride in seeing people work together to do great things.
As the Chief Visionary Officer of True, Chris focuses on making sure our team is successfully collaborating on solutions for our clients’ challenges. His goal is to make digital marketing simple and create lasting partnerships along the way. Chris is a proud partner of Worldcom Public Relations Group, an international network of PR agencies. This partnership has allowed Chris and True Digital Communications to gain new insights that enhance our services and help us work smarter.
Managing Director at Flag
With a degree in both Communication Design and Marketing Management, I am currently the Managing Director at FLAG, the leading Portuguese training center in Design, Creativity and Communication, with an extensive portfolio of programs in fields such as Digital Marketing, E-commerce, UX, UI, Graphic and Motion Design, Web Development, Project Management, Design Thinking and Business Design. Simultaneously, I am the Marketing Director at Grupo Rumos, supervising the strategy and marketing activities of three major players of the Portuguese training industry: Rumos (IT Training), GALILEU (Productivity & Soft Skills) and FLAG.
With over 20 years of experience at the education management industry, my passion lies on advising professionals and corporations on how to achieve their Learning and Development goals by identifying their needs and designing the most efficient and effective skilling solutions.
Manager, Vice-President Digital Marketers
International speaker, trainer and consultant with extensive experience in the business and academic world that enables him to create a unique and fun learning experience.
His main topics are: Networking, Digital Marketing , Social Learning, Communication, Collaborative Work and Leadership in the 21st Century.
Professor in several Universities in Portugal, Spain, Romania and Ecuador.
Trainer and speaker in more than 50 countries in 4 continents.
Author of several books about the digital world available in 7 languages in more than 80 countries.
Ureeka Coach and Mentor Success Director
Over the past 12 years, I have worked with start-ups with a focus primarily on development, building teams, supporting employee career development, and implementing all employment process through the full employment cycle. At start-ups, you get a fast introduction to all facets of the company and I like to wear many “hats”. As a team developer, it is critical to have a deep understanding of the organizational components of the building, managing, and motivating a team while keenly aligning with company business development goals.
Currently, with Ureeka I am the Coach and Mentor Success Director which marries my process and team-building talents with my deep commitment to do good!
Technical Lead at N26
Hi there, Gav here!
I’m one of the technical lead’s at N26 Inc.
My role is a mix of hands-on development, leading a team of engineers, as well as doing interacting with product to ensure that our banking products are running smoothly.
Head of Community at Ureeka
Marcela is a builder of products, people, and companies. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in helping companies optimize operations, transform marketing processes, and improve company culture. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups.
She has held CEO and COO positions in martech, venture-backed SaaS startups. Marcela started her career in fintech at Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters), where she ran global product teams that provided data and technology solutions to financial institutions around the globe.
Marcela supports cancer patients through her work at The Tutu Project. The 501(c)3 provides grants for the financial needs of breast cancer patients. Marcela secured six-figure corporate partnerships for the foundation and has driven millions of “fans” for the now famous “man in the pink tutu”. Seriously, you should Google him!
The Colombian-born entrepreneur continues to have deep ties with her culture and people. She consults with private-equity companies interested in making investments in Colombia, leading due diligence and research initiatives. Marcela has been a tech-advisor to the Colombian Film Festival; launching their digital properties for the New York (2014) and Bogota (2016) “IndieBo” film festival premieres. Marcela has also served as an advisor to Colombian non-profits that focus on early childhood education.
Technical Director, Mindera US
As Technical Director, Mindera US, Susan is privileged to work with some of the smartest developers, coding professionals, engineers, and tech facilitators on the planet. Susan has more than 21 years’ experience in the design and implementation of software solutions for government and enterprise applications, is an award winning software engineer, and a published technical author. She is also a passionate musician and an award winning composer.
CEO/Managing Director/Board Member
‘I believe in the superpower of humans to improve. I drive purposeful- sustainable growth for the better of companies, people and the larger communities. A unique combination of energy, curiosity and a track record of outstanding result.’
Kinga is an international senior executive, with an IT and business background. She has managed companies anywhere between 0 to 1.5 billion USD, or 0 to 2500 people. Key achievements include transformational M&A integration, digital transformations, company growth of several 100 million USDs or growing people form fresh graduates to managerial level or to growing several CEOs. Her industry expertise includes payments, insurance, energy or retail.
Kinga was/ is active in supporting communities. Among others, she has been active board member in business organisations, like Foreign Investors Council or board member at the Sapientia University. She is advisory member in an NGO organising camps for chronically ill children.
Her leadership was recognised with several awards including Forbes Youngest Most influential CEO (Romania), Most Admired CEO Top 100 (Romania) or Rising Talent 2014 by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (worldwide).
Founder & CEO at House of SweetWaters
Mara is the creator of House of SweetWaters an entrepreneurial development agency that focuses on empowerment, kindness and planet healing practices to enable people to do the work they love. House of SweetWaters works with individuals and organisations looking to create or become GameChanging entrepreneurs who want to scale the solutions they’ve created to help more people.
Mara’s background spans over a decade in operational roles and five + years working in startups in London’s vibrant Shoreditch seen. She brings the best of what she has learnt supporting some of the most excellent SME’s in the UK, US and abroad to help anyone with the right passion and drive to make it to success, however they choose to define it.
Improver & Software Craftsman
Pedro Vicente is an improver. “What kind of bs title is that?” – you probably were asking yourself. Well, he thrives by (trying – sometimes a lot – until he successfully) improves the processes around him, either it being human or software-related.
He has been developing mobile apps since 2008ish. In the last 6 years, he has been a Tech Lead and Delivery Lead for several different projects as a Software Craftsman at Mindera.
Executive Director at Startup Lisboa
Miguel Fontes is the Executive Director of Startup Lisboa. He was the Secretary of State for Youth, in the governments led by António Guterres, between November 1997 and April 2002. He has held executive management roles, both in the private and public sectors. He has a degree in Sociology and a postgraduate degree in Business Management from INDEG/ISCTE.
Copywriter & Digital Strategist - Owner of Caixa de Gis
I’m a copywriter, I’m a teacher. I’m creative, I’m strategic. I’m offline, I’m digital. I’m Brazilian and also Portuguese. I’m old school, I’m a trendspotter. I’m Gis, a professional with almost 30 years of experience. And I’d love to talk with you about Content Marketing.
Head of People Product & Technology at Travix
Joyce Testanier is a passionate Human Resources Business Partner with over 10 years of experience in the human resource field, from recruitment to coaching and career development. She has been working at Travix in Amsterdam for more than 5 years where she is working with Product & Tech leaders to align the people culture and organizational strategy with Travix’s overall business strategy. She is helping leaders and employees to build engaged teams in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment.
VP of Growth Strategy at FutureThink
Marie Burrell is a passionate Growth Strategist & Digital Marketer with proven success in driving value through innovative digital experiences and dynamic partnerships. She is a true multi-hyphenate and combines analytical thinking with creative approaches to deliver lasting results in business development. She’s heavily focused on understanding customers & client needs to uncover strategic growth opportunities and drive value.
In her current role as VP of Growth Strategy at FutureThink, she works with leading companies such as Google, Pfizer, and P&G, transforming how their teams think and work. Live or on-demand, FutureThink quickly builds power skills that drive growth and innovation, boost productivity and create a culture of collaboration. FutureThink has become the largest source of simplification and innovation tools and training in the world and with Marie’s help, the company’s revenue is expected to double next year.
Entrepreneur, Speaker & Business Coach
Alix is an entrepreneur, speaker and business coach. She has started 7 business ventures this far and built teams around each of them. She’s worked for a start-up accelerator and various companies and universities around Europe; and has developed a training to economically empower women through entrepreneurship for the United Nations.
She’s lived in various countries, and has built her current coaching business as a digital nomad for its first 2 years, travelling the world.
She’s led 10 exclusive leadership retreats around Europe for some of her clients. She’s given over 50 talks around the globe and has delivered multiple transformative online programs for her 400+ client community wanting to build their dream business lives.
In the past 3.5 years, she’s been exclusively focused on growing her coaching business globally and building a team around it while running her programs and events.
She’s incredibly passionate about and committed to empowering leaders around the world to thrive on their full business potential and leverage it to create their most fulfilling lives.
Director of Engineering | People Leadership | Mentor | D&I | Public Speaker | LinkedIn Expert | Co-Founder
Over 20 years in the tech industry as an engineering leader. I have been leading teams and organizations of different sizes while building a great culture, innovating, and shipping products.
My passion is helping women succeed in the tech industry. To do this, I’ve focused on mentoring female leaders for the past four years.
I’ve also teamed up with PowerToFly to create a mentorship program that will help women succeed in their careers and grow their skills by being mentored by women who already reached the same goals and have mastered skills those women need to improve.
I volunteer for the last four years with Plato (https://community.platohq.com/mentors/limor-bergman), mentoring managers and leaders. It is a gratifying experience, and I am happy to contribute and learn back from others. I also mentor with PowerToFly, GrowthSpace, and The Female Factor. Giving back to others and helping their growth has been beyond rewarding to me.
My new and upcoming venture is teaching women how to code and help them find a job in the tech industry. I have partnered with a leading expert in training people how to code and think about solving problems. We are going to launch a comprehensive training program for women at the beginning of 2022.
President of Chamber of Commerce Netherlands-Portugal, Porthollandia
Multifaceted entrepreneur, study law, and became a lawyer in 2004. Since then built a prolific carrier, that expanded much further than the law domain.
In 2019 founded the Chamber of Commerce Netherlands-Portugal, presiding this organisation till the present.
Executive Partner at Future-Now
Realize your potential by adopting productive tech.
Are you mad at digitalisation? Do you want to feel ok about it? We help organizations find the best solutions to grow with. We don’t sell our own SW so we can be on your side, and don’t leave you until you say you are OK on your own! We work with people to transform organizations towards a more adaptive and innovative culture.
Cofounder and CEO
Danish is co-founder of Orai, a public speaking app that has helped over 300,000 people speak more clearly and confidently with AI feedback. He is also a TEDx speaker with over 2.5M views, and has been featured in Forbes 30 under 30. Outside of work, he travels the world, cycles in amazing places, and tries hard to meditate without losing focus. Danish’s three superpowers are – Strategy, Storytelling and Sleep!
Managing Partner at Tecie
Timothy is the Managing Partner at Tecie. He comes with rich experience in the Recruitment fraternity, and has been with the company for over 3 years. He has been responsible for hiring solutions for a profusion of organizations across industries and has successfully placed candidates by helping them land their dream job. Today, he shall succinctly introduce to you Tecie.
Director, People and Culture at Kidoodle.TV®
Alex is a senior profession in human resources with over a decade of leading and managing high-performing teams. As an experienced leadership coach and trainer, and organizational development expert, who specializes in developing high-performing leaders and workplace cultures.
As a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Senior Certified Professional, Alex has been both recognized and sought after for his knowledge on leadership, human resources and market trends. He is a regular contributor to human resource industry publications and a presenter at various events.
Alex is an experienced speaker, trainer, and facilitator who has worked with hundreds of individuals, from front-line staff to senior executives. He has facilitated sessions of up to 300 individuals from across North America in a variety of industries, including agriculture, oil and gas, technology, healthcare and financial services.
He has led organizations through the discovery, development and implementation of leadership and change management programs, which have yielded a more productive and engaged leadership team and workforce. These programs include leadership and talent development, performance management, communication, influence and change management, leadership coaching, succession planning, and more.
Alex is currently the Director of People and Culture for one of the fastest growing kids only streaming services. Alex began his career in the energy sector working as a Financial Analyst. He then moved into Human Resources, working as an Analyst and Advisor, before leading a not-for-profit as the Executive Director. He then found his way into the agricultural industry as a Human Resources Business Partner, where he found a love for coaching and training individuals and building resilient organizations. This led him to learning and development, where he worked as the Manager of Organizational Development before turning to consulting as a leadership coach.
Alex is a native Calgarian, now living in Airdrie with his wife and five children.
CEO and Founder at FUTURE FORWARD HUB
My name is Sashka Regina, Forbes-featured founder of BRANDSASHKA and FUTURE FORWARD HUB Podcast, author and Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Kufstein and Salzburg, Columnist for the magazine Tirolerin-Illustrierte and mentor at the female factor.
Sashka Regina is the leading International Brand and Business Strategist for Creative Visionaries. She’s an edutainer, author, and speaker, serving creative visionaries in the lifestyle market, who want to go from no-name to brand leadership without selling their soul but leading with it. Her signature approach is to Brand Your Soul® using Soul Brand Marketing®. Her methods are creative, wise, humorous and imaginative, to help creative visionary entrepreneurs create and market their unforgettable brand that is tailored to the entrepreneur rather than the profession. And to be understood in a crowded market.
Sashka is the author of Soul’d Out: Your Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose, which also includes a 50-page workbook, written for creative visionaries who want to find their life purpose and apply it to their vocation. Trained as an actress, dancer, singer, consumer behaviourist, marketer and advertiser, she’s empowered hundreds of clients, students, children and event attendees, to see that their life purpose is what steers their brand and gives it soul and the brand leadership entrepreneurs desire.
She’s been featured on Forbes, Yahoo Finance!, Buzzfeed, Natural Born Coaches, Trafeze, Steven Aitchison, various virtual on-and offline summits and more. Born and raised in South Africa, residing in London (UK), she now lives in the Tyrolean Alps with her three children.
Managing Director | CSO/CMO VIMATO I Mentor and Coach
During my journey so far I have been lucky to grow into becoming an experienced owner with a demonstrated history of leadership, marketing and sales in the tech industry.
I am skilled in people management, coaching, cross-country and multilingual leadership and account management. My multicultural background allows me not only to speak German, Spanisch, Catalan and Dutch on a native level, but to appreciate and cherish diversity. During my Master of Business Administration (MBA) I focussed on the importance of diversity and cultural values in the success of any organization and process.
After several years building and leading teams at big tech companies I decided to do a drastic change and quit my quite secure job and entering the startup world. After some months of Covid 19, without knowing what the next months would bring I was offered to become co-owner and CSO/CMO of an influencer search-plattform. The startup needed funding and so the risk was very high. Still I decided to go for it and I don’t regret it one bit.
Partnership Manager TJF Portugal
Professional experience in online sales, and communication PR. Currently working in event planning, organization, and execution. Previous experience in eCommerce (fashion) with a focus on the Portuguese market.
Fed up with living a mediocre life, Jody decided she wanted a memorable one instead. Her unyielding ambition fuelled her into the world of stand-up comedy, a place where she learned to roll with the punch lines and turn life’s lemons into delicious lemonade.
Jody’s skills are not only limited to being super funny; she is also a motivational speaker and participates in over 100 events per year.
Her mission is simple, to eagerly empower worn-out professionals with humor, hindsight, and hallelujahs. She firmly believes it’s not what you do that matters- it’s how you feel about what you do. With more than twenty-three years of experience inspiring and entertaining audiences across the globe, Jody Urquhart delivers uplifting, engaging motivational speeches that help professionals cultivate a much-needed blissful can-do attitude towards fun and meaningful work.
Every keynote is a stepping stone towards building the work-life you have always wanted.
She is the author of All Work & No Say’s best-selling book, a tongue-in-cheek insight into the rat race and how to reveal joy.
In her spare time, Jody loves to meditate and still performs stand-up comedy, but not at the same time.
Jody does not use PowerPoint- just pure engagement, inspiration, and clean, catered comedy.
Director of Strategy at Havas Canada
Lara is a seasoned strategist with 12+ years of experience in digital retail and marketing consulting practice, having worked with various clients to establish their digital footprint through strategy, brand, product design and business analysis. She’s uniquely positioned to share digital strategy from a broader lens through years of technology and delivery experience.
Virtual Event Specialist at Airmeet
My entrepreneurial experience has afforded me with sales skills that allow me to deliver exceptional customer experiences, go above and beyond to meet client’s needs and expectations, and perform all necessary tasks to maintain a successful business. I believe my empathetic approach to interacting with clients allows them to trust me and believe in the solutions I provide. My attention to detail, a knack for problem-solving, and ability to adapt to any situation creates value in whatever I set my mind to and were essential to my own entrepreneurial successes of building a client base of 200 people.
During my years in customer service, I have found that it is an area that I am very passionate about. I love connecting with new people and fostering those relationships built on trust, effective communication, and making sure I provide the most positive experience possible. Whether it be one on one with a client or in front of an entire room, I will lead with the utmost sincere and professional attitude.
Founder of FormulaEQ.com
Preston is a professional business builder, strategist, closer, and coach for impactful high-net-worth individuals. Preston’s mission is to make the world work for 100% of humanity.
Preston’s primary love is to work with people to create lasting permanent change and empower others to create more in the world. His newest project is FormulaEQ.com where he has partnered with London’s top performance coach to bring the most powerful mindset training ever created. We are teaching people how to gain 100% of their personal power back in their lives and create a space to build anything they want in their future.
As a major car enthusiast, Preston began his career in the automotive sector turning one $1600 car into a $50M/yr automotive empire owning or co-owning 15 car dealerships and creating vertical businesses to support them including paint shops, mechanic shops, and a finance company.
Watching the trend of electrification in the automotive sector, he took an offer to leave cars when he was recruited by a previous high-end car client, Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Preston was brought into a renewable energy company startup as the Chief Operating Officer for Metamorphosis Energy. In his time at Metamorphosis Energy, he helped commercial and industrial companies, as well as government entities to navigate the adoption of renewable energy into their plans and business profile.
Preston had a successful exit from the energy company in 2019 and became involved in many startups helping companies progress to commercialization negotiating partnerships with many businesses including Fortune 100 companies. He served for 2 years as a Board Member of the humanitarian water company, Aqua Research.
Preston founded Operations X in 2015 offering useful solutions to business owners to provide actionable solutions to help the success rate of the Private Business. With Operations X, they consult and train organizations and leadership in sales, messaging, branding, marketing, and operational cost reduction.
Preston’s mission has always been to help the success of the people and uplift the lives of everyone he interacts with. With every person or company he helps to grow, he is empowering people’s dreams to come true. This has become his motivating force. It is his goal to provide growth in our world and create prosperity.
His personal goal is to leave the people he interacts with happy, fulfilled, and complete as we continue to make massive positive changes across the world. He asks you to join his journey in building humanity by starting at the foundation of YOU!
CEO / Founder of Safi Media
Eleanor Beaton is an internationally-recognized authority in women’s leadership and the CEO of SafiMedia, a coaching and training company for female founders.
Through her courses and content, Eleanor helps thousands of women entrepreneurs nail their niche, clarify their brand message and grow their companies.
She and her team are on a mission to advance gender equity by doubling the number of women-owned companies who generate over 7-figures in annual revenues.
Eleanor has been recognized a Canada’s Leadership Coach of the Year by the Corporate Excellent Awards. She has served as the Chair of the Visiting Women’s Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management.
A former journalist and senior communications advisor, Eleanor has advised globally recognized women leaders and entrepreneurs on messaging, brand position and growth strategy. She has won numerous awards for her writing, and has been a finalist for a National Business Book Award, Canada’s top honour for business books.
Eleanor is the host of Power + Presence + Position, a top-ranked podcast for women entrepreneurs. She lives in Eastern Canada with her husband and two sons.
CEO & Founder of Lisa Janz Coaching
My name is Lisa Janz and I’m also known as Job Coach Germany. My mission is to offer national and international professionals support along the application process in Germany. The belief that drives me forward every day is that all candidates should have equal opportunities to be invited to job interviews, conduct them confidently and thus win their dream job through strategy and extraordinary preparation. I do this with my most important values: Authenticity, Fairness, and Empathy.
For a long time now, I have dreamed of a world in which people follow their hearts, especially when it comes to their careers. Whenever I can help an applicant define their dream career and actually win a job accordingly, I get one step closer to my vision.
Since starting my own coaching business in 2017, I was lucky and have accompanied 400+ clients from around the globe to help them understand the German labour market, the application process, what an employer is looking for in a future employee, how to improve their resume and give them a strategic plan to set their personal job goals and land the most incredible jobs in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Especially the job seekers can benefit from my experience. Your aim, that you would like job seeker being able to make the right decisions at the right time for their career is also a big part of my everyday work. I would love to be a speaker at your virtual tech jobs fair – in Germany especially, but I would also love to participate in the tech jobs fairs for the other countries as well as there might be participants who are interested in working in Germany, Switzerland, or Austria.
Founder & Managing Director brandPreneurs & brandFluencers, Initiator & Organisational Lead JOINT GENERATIONS
Dr. Irene Kilubi holds a doctorate in industrial engineering and is a management consultant with powerful companies such as BMW, Deloitte, Siemens, and others on her CV.
After many previous occupations, she is now following a very personal passion and is pursuing work through community building, corporate influencer strategy, and JOINT GENERATIONS. She is also an Expert Advisor for the European Innovation Council Accelerator of the European Commission.
Dr. Irène Kilubi is a university lecturer in Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship and is a sought-after speaker at conferences and events.
Change Catalyst & Strategic Advisor
Garry is a Change Catalyst & Strategic Advisor who works at the intersection of design, disruption, education and innovation. Leveraging over 20 years of international commercial experience combined with over 5 years building human-centred approaches across people, culture and systems, Garry supports senior leaders as a 1-1 Thinking Partner, Interpersonal Guide and Confidential Aide, supports teams as a human-centred workshop facilitator, is a keynote speaker and podcast host and has acted as an advisor to two tech startups.
CEO / Founder of Jennifer Tardy Consulting, LLC
Jenn Tardy has vast industry experience as a Recruiting Thought Leader, Diversity Recruitment Practitioner, and Career Success Coach with over 15 years of multi-industry experience in the field of human resources and recruiting.
She has been helping employers and job seekers reach their goals since 2004 and is on a mission to make it easy for recruiters to find, attract, engage, and hire job seekers from historically underrepresented backgrounds, ultimately helping employers to increase diversity.
She owns and operates Jennifer Tardy Consulting (aka Team JTC) which is an internationally known, award-winning diversity recruitment consulting firm based out of Maryland, USA.
Program Manager Interface Unit - Technological Infrastructures
Americo Bento has a degree in Sociology and Public Policy, a Master’s in Public Policy from ISCTE-IUL and is currently studying at NOVA’s Science and Technology Management postgraduate course. He is a Program Manager for the Valorization of Technological Infrastructures at the National Innovation Agency (ANI).
Among others, he was previously a Science and Technology Manager at Universidade Lusófona, an Erasmus + Program Quality Assessment Expert and a CCDRC Consultant.
Inclusive Workplace Wellness Advocate
As an inclusive Workplace Wellness Advocate, Vivian Acquah advises managers on how to keep their team members engaged, energized, and safe in a sustainable manner.
Vivian Acquah is making topics related to workplace wellness & DEI accessible to everyone. She provides people with the right tools, at the right time, to embrace inclusive changes. Vivian motivates people to think consciously and inspires them to take action.
As a multicultural and multi-passionate human being, Vivian inspires and empowers people to be their best selves. Becoming a mother inspired her to shift from being a Finance/ IT consultant to becoming a workplace wellness & Amplify DEI advocate.
Vivian made a promise to her son Orlando (2013) to help make the world a better place by creating thriving workplaces for EVERYONE. This is a promise not only to him and his generation but also for future generations
Leadership Coach - Co-Founder of The Mind Takeaway and Co-Host of The Mind Takeaway and Unlearning Labels Podcasts
Although I never planned it this way, I had two parallel careers before co-founding my own company. I performed as an electronic musician at numerous international festivals and clubs, including Glastonbury and Creamfields festivals. At the same time, I served as a people manager for large-scale organisations in Europe and the Middle East. Balancing such diverse careers helped bring the benefits of creativity into the workplace and gave me valuable problem-solving and leadership experience.
My travels through business, music performances and personal adventures have taken me to 50 countries and five continents. Those experiences allowed me to cultivate meaningful relationships with people from many different cultures and backgrounds.
Throughout my career, I learned how to maximise individuals potential and create the right conditions for creativity and innovation to flourish. By fostering diverse thinking and developing a psychologically safe environment, I am skilled in bringing out the best in people and showing others how to build high-performing teams from their own experience.
My leadership approach has always been to trust first, nurture growth through opportunities that arise from failure and uncertainty. Knowing first-hand the value of communication and self-reflection, I seek to guide people to reconnect with their wisdom, creativity, and passion for life. Over the last two decades, I developed hundreds of individuals and high performing teams for Orange Telecom in the United Kingdom, Zurich International Life in the United Arab Emirates and Booking.com in Germany. Currently, I work as a creativity consultant, certified executive coach and mentor.
Founder The Essential Experts
My name is Bogdan Manta. I am a Neuroscience for Business expert. By understanding how our brain works, I combine practical insights with strategic thinking in a business context.
In my quest to decipher the human brain, I gathered a Masters’s Degree in Persuasive Neuro Communication, a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Economics.
I provide made-to-measure solutions to organizations and professionals, focused on Effective neuroscientific communication, Enhancing employee engagement, Neuromarketing, negotiations & neuroscientific pitching, Impactful, memorable training or workshops, Company-wide content & video strategy
I’m known to be highly effective, to the point, and ”quite the opposite of boring”.
What it all comes down to – after 20 years of unleashing neuroscience in business – is just like Maya Angelou once said – ‘’people will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’’.
UX/UI Designers Recruitment Specialists
20-year experienced Designer and Entrepreneur. As CoFounder and CCO, I lead teams from Brazil and Portugal towards the brand’s culture and product goals through Strategic Design and Content. Backed by a highly qualified team, I also select, curate and evaluate UX/UI Designers towards enhancing their professional approach for companies’ eyes.
Chief Executive Officer at Clairvoyant
Chandra co-founded Clairvoyant in 2012 and has driven the company to become a leading data science and engineering company with multiple Fortune 500 customers today. He is a highly motivated senior leader in software engineering with a proven track record of delivery. He also co-founded BlueCanary Data, a predictive analytics product company focused on higher education and led it through a successful acquisition in 2015.
Award Winning Serial Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author & Nominee, 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada
Narges Nirumvala, Founder and CEO of ExecutiveSpeak.com. Called “the secret weapon” by one journalist, Narges Nirumvala is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, world-renowned leadership communication expert, official TEDx speaker coach, corporate trainer and international keynote speaker.
A trailblazer in her field, Narges is the author of the Amazon bestselling book “Capture the Spotlight”. Her writing on the subject has been published and circulated to 106 countries worldwide and she is ranked by KLEAR in the top 3% of social media users in the world.
She is passionate about the economic empowerment of women and seeing more women and girls in STEM. Narges was most recently nominated for RBC Women of Influence 2020 Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the fourth year in a row, was a nominee for the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and won the Shakti Award for Entrepreneurship.
Chief Revenue Officer at Wagepoint
Anastasia Valentine is the Chief Revenue Officer at Wagepoint. With over 25 years of experience building and scaling companies globally, Anastasia has held executive leadership roles with startups to billion-dollar companies in the areas of innovation, commercialization, marketing and sales. She is passionate about scaling companies from idea through to launch and building high performing teams who make a positive impact.
In addition, Anastasia is an accomplished community leader and a passionate advocate of women in STEM, education and entrepreneurship. She is a Trustee of the Awesome Foundation, member of the Forbes Business Development Council, Canadian Chamber of Commerce SME and Economic and Taxation Committees and a regular keynote speaker at conferences on leveraging technology to scale, business growth and inspiration.
Founder at Lit Scents
Andrea is a wearer of several hats who believes in the power of upskilling in different subjects. As such, she is an Organizational Psychologist (M.A) by training, an entrepreneur/side hustler by heart, and a community builder by nature.
She has a wealth of experience in different areas of HR as well as in community building within the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Her community-building experience started in Chile by building a community of +250 global startups/year and continued in Canada by leading +50 startup communities from coast to coast to coast.
Nowadays, she coaches immigrant entrepreneurs on starting up in Ottawa while managing her side business – Lit Scents – a small candle business that elevates the gifting experience by bringing a custom message/photo in a hand-poured soy candle.
Andrea was born and raised in Santiago, Chile; who happens to also have an itch for immersing in new cultures, having lived in Los Angeles, Austin and Beijing prior to permanently moving to Canada in 2018.
Manager, Talent Strategy
Brianna is the Manager, Talent Strategy leading Invest Ottawa’s inaugural Talent Program. She manages the program’s knowledge-based industry Talent strategy with a focus on engineering. With a background in Human Resources and private recruiting, she has over 5 years of professional experience. She graduated from the University of Ottawa in the French Immersion Commerce program with a specialization in Human Resources Management. While at University she was a part of Enactus which ran social enterprises and was her first introduction to the world of start-ups.
VP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
I am a proactive, curious, dynamic, and energizing professional with the mission of bridging people and business together through an effective HR strategy by helping nurture and retain talent while making a daily positive impact in people’s lives. My current focus is on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, leveraging on my experience in topics such as Wellbeing, People Experience, and Internal Communications.
I am currently the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Teleperformance Portugal where my mission will be to provide strategic leadership and oversight for researching, developing, implementing, and maintaining a range of successful practices for supporting a climate at Teleperformance Portugal that values and prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
At Teleperformance Portugal we know that a fulfilling and happy work environment is only possible when we respect and celebrate our differences, raising awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Life, Career and Transition Coach
Eva is a life and career coach who helps her international clients with personal and professional transitions. Passionate about people development and human interactions Eva started her coaching business Multipaths in 2016.
Whether the challenge entails the transition to a more meaningful job, the exploration of a career after parenthood, or adapting to a new country or culture, Eva helps her clients connect to their talents and values, helping them to own their direction.
Being a (international) working mother herself, Eva easily connects to her clients. Her learning path ranges from studies in psychology, human resources management, project management, neurolinguistic programming, person-centered counseling and coaching.
Her +10 year international career in recruitment and talent development coupled with her studies allow her to use diverse approaches and techniques with her clients.
Today Eva offers coaching programs and services – from individual coaching, to training and facilitation. To contact Eva, please visit her coaching website at www.multipathscoaching.com
Partner, Business ConsultingSunil Venkatesh is a partner in our Business Consulting team. Over the past 17 years at EY, he has lead a number of Transformative Projects for our clients. He has built solutions to solve complex problems and has served a diverse set of clients across the world.
Associate Director Talent Acquisition
A Talent Acquisition evangelist with 21 years of experience in managing a lean, agile data centric hiring practice. Worked extensively in IT, ITES and Infra hiring across industry verticals of Finance, Communication, Media, Digital, Health, Public Services and Utilities, Learning and Development, Pharma and Voice. Driven transformation projects that aided in better candidate and hiring manager experience higher conversion rates and tool intervention. Was instrumental in driving higher diversity hiring.
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
Ankit Tomar, a Computer Science graduate from IIT-Delhi, is the co-founder & Chief Technology Officer at Bizongo. The urge to create something with far-reaching impact drives him personally and professionally.
He heads the technology vertical at Bizongo focusing on product innovation and engineering to transform the way B2B enterprises approach procurement and supply chain challenges. His passion for Bizongo reflects in bringing in game-changing products like Procure Live, Partner Hub, and Artwork Flow to offer a seamless experience for customers. He is methodical and a votary of automation to drive efficiency in the business process at Bizongo.
Ankit is from Dehradun and loves sweating it out on the pitch playing cricket or football, but nothing excites him more than ideas. He also likes reading non-fiction in his spare time.
CEO at 'The BIM Engineers'
Parveen Sharma is an International Speaker about the latest technologies and current trends in the Design and Construction Industry. He has a stronghold over BIM, Digital Twin & Virtual Construction Technologies. His carries 20+ years’ experience of implementing BIM on 600+ complex projects in 75+ countries across the globe.
Parveen is CEO of ‘The BIM Engineers’ which has offices in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, UAE, UK, Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, South America, and the USA. ‘The BIM Engineers’ is bringing cutting-edge technologies to the AEC industry.
Parveen’s contribution to the construction industry has been recognized by various international organizations, Parveen has written various Books, Research Papers, Articles and has spoken at various international events across the globe. He is an active member of national and international BIM forums and a regular speaker at Conferences and Seminars.
Associate Director, Talent
Khalid Raza is an accomplished HR professional with 17 years of extensive experience in identifying organizational needs and providing innovative, strategic business solutions. He is working as Talent Acquisition Lead for north & east India and Bangladesh, at EY.
Under IBM’s Corporate Service Corps program, he worked closely with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the National Liberation Army (ELN)’s ex-fighters to support them in getting assimilated in the society.
In 2016, he was named in Top 25 HR Executive under 40 by Workforce Magazine. In his free time, he enjoys playing cricket, writing blogs, traveling, and mentoring young professionals.
Graduate Engineer Trainee
I am a passionate aerospace engineer serving as graduate engineer trainee in Ziegler Aerospace Hyderabad. I can never put an end to my thirst for aviation and I am so delighted to share my knowledge with all the aviation aspirants.
Chief Technology Officer
I’ve been a startup founder as well as CTO at established companies and have built and managed teams and systems across the stack and at a wide variety of scales. My biggest professional achievement was founding and building a smart bus network.
Today I’m what one would call ‘technical leadership’ or ‘engineering management’ – you get the idea.
I speak six languages (3 Indian languages, English, Spanish and German), am a conference speaker, have been a musician and writer and have worked across the globe.
Entertainer & Dj of Germany and Europe
I am Derrick Linco From Germany, Specialised in Indian & International Bollywood Remixes , Punjabi Bhangra, Hiphop, Latin and Oriental. Since 2010, I have been performing in all the major cities of Europe.
My biggest Achievement is a winner of Carnival of Cultures 2019 in Berlin.
Director of HR
Meena heads HR at Airmeet and is responsible for steering the global people and culture agenda here. She comes with a decade of experience in helping startups scale from growth to expansion stage. Previously she leads the people to function at Circles. Life & also was the head HRBP at Capillary Technologies managing their global HR portfolio. She recently won the Top 100 HR under 40 by Jombay.
Inspirational keynote speaker
Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is also an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want. When Nick was born, the doctors handed his parents a long list of things that he would never be able to do.” Nick’s parents politely thanked them and threw the list out. They raised Nick the same way they had raised his three able-bodied older siblings and instilled in him never to let the world tell him what he could or couldn’t do.
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HR Business Partner
I have almost 10 years of HR experience in different areas such as banking, telecommunication and building. Additionally I have worked in IT Sales.
I have one daughter and am currently working part time as HR Business Partner while simultaneously establishing my own women’s network called PowerWomen. PowerWomen means to support Women from all ages and areas and provide them with necessary information to empower their careers and personal lives. I am currently hostin clubhouse sessions and our own podcast, soon to be released.
Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, TEDx Speaker, Global VC, Government Advisor
An entrepreneur since 1998, Arijit Bhattacharyya is the founder of Virtualinfocom India’s one of the first game development company. Founder of India’s first B2B portal on game development, India’s first Portal on cosplay. He is an active advisor and speaker in cyber security & financial management forum for cyber crime and security. He is creator of India’s one of the first Virtual Reality training institute and maker of Virtual Reality lab in Middle East. He is the creator of one of the first Virtual Reality lab in India. Contributor & Structure creator of Smart City Projects in few parts of the globe. Creator of media portal with over 275 + celebrities & models, actors from India, UK & Japan. World’s one of the first company to make real celebrities into 3D simulation. Kolkata’s first movie based game Boss2, Bangladesh’s first superhero movie based game Bizli, Nepal’s first 3D racing game, Bhutan’s first 3D game maker. Helped to raise funds for several companies around the world.
Mentoring Assistant at University of Westminster
I am a mentoring enthusiast who believes that mentoring can be a key tool for everyone to succeed. Thanks to mentoring, I found my first job in the UK as a marketing executive, thanks to my second mentor I realised where my real passion lied. Now I work as a mentoring assistant at the University of Westminster where each year we match around a thousand students with mentors who have expertise in the areas of students’ professional interest. Additionally, I am a co-chair for the Mentoring and Support Group at Women of Westminster and, together with my colleague Saire Jones, am about to launch an internal mentoring scheme for colleagues. I hold Westminster Learning and Teaching Award for improving Westminster students’ experience at the University of Westminster and am a Top scorer for Gold Westminster Employability Award. I see helping others with improving their employability through mentoring as my mission, and as someone who holds degrees in Dentistry, Broadcasting journalism, and Business Management with Marketing hope to share my experience in finding your passion and a dream job rather earlier than later.
Owner and Trainer at Walk Your Talk
Gosia Syta is a Personal Impact Expert helping women in male-dominated industries step into bigger roles by developing their leadership presence. She is an experienced public speaker, trainer and mentor.
Gosia established her communication skills consultancy, Walk Your Talk, to help aspiring female leaders step into more senior roles by teaching them how to present themselves with confidence and authority in a way that feels genuine and authentic.
Gosia has been invited to speak at a number of organisations including Thomson Reuters, BP, Barclays, and Ticketmaster. She also runs her own signature online 6-week programme, the Personal Impact Incubator, where she shows emerging female leaders how to tweak their verbal and nonverbal behaviours to be seen as “leadership material” and move into more senior roles.
In her talk, “Take Up Space – Literally!”, she will share with you how to:
- project more confidence in high-stakes situations in a way that feels authentic to you
- get others to listen to you by claiming your space in time (pace and pause)
- command respect by using territorial signals of authority
Founder, A Life Without Fear
The journey to understand and empower people and organisations started a long time ago for Stuti Singh.
Stuti holds an Honours degree in Psychology and an MBA in International Business and is also trained in Intuitive Mastery. She grew up in India, the USA, and Germany, and moved to the UK in 2003 to pursue her MBA, and subsequently made this her home.
Over the past 20 years, she has held various leadership positions at several blue-chip organisations, including Pfizer, Unilever and GSK, managing diverse teams, working with C-level stakeholders, and consulting on various global and regional projects.
She has worked with leaders, students, and change-makers at global multinationals, small enterprises, and not-for-profit organisations. She enjoys coaching leaders with varied backgrounds and has delivered talks, training programs, and workshops around the world.
CEO, PAPAGEI - digital learning solutions GmbH
Michaela Meier has been revolutionizing the way people learn for twenty years.
As a Scientist, Music Teacher, Primary Teacher, University Teacher, Founder and Entrepreneur Michaela Meier has designed schools, teacher trainings, Distance Universities, Learning Center, Video Learning Technology and has founded several EdTech Start-ups.
She loves to provide everyone the opportunity to learn the way THE BRAIN LOVES TO LEARN.
As managing director, she leads the EdTech company PAPAGEI-digital learning solutions GmbH since 2012 and dedicates herself and her interdisciplinary team to the task of realizing “Learning in the flow of work”. PAPAGEI supports companies both in the implementation of flexible, custom-fit corporate learning solutions and in the development of new digital services. – Invest in Change. It’s the only constant.
People Manager at We Got POP
Hi, I’m Mona, People Manager at We Got POP.
I joined POP in December 2019 and I’ve never enjoyed a job more. Aside from our killer product…I have a passion for excellent telly (we make some wicked shows). Over the last 18 months I’ve seen the POP team double in size as we’ve continued our journey to revolutionise the way TV and films are made.
Our team is at the heart of everything we do – We prioritise you and your wellbeing as a person (not just as a productivity unit)
It’s with these great minds that we’re able to push the boundaries, keep on innovating our platform and build game-changing technology that makes peoples lives easier.
I’ll be speaking about the quirks of TV and films production and how POP is on a mission to disrupt and reshape the industry. Come and join me and be part of the revolution!
Founder at NexGen Digital & Head of Content at Bizmodo
Barry is the founder of NexGen Digital, a London-based growth marketing consultancy & Bizmodo, a business website aimed at helping startups and SMEs grow. For the last 20 years, he’s worked for industry leaders in various marketing capacities in addition to delivering marketing projects for the banking, hospitality and petrochemical verticals in India, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Barry also mentors startups to help them achieve their business goals.
Leyla F Karaha is the founder of YourY Network which is a global community of social entrepreneurs and changemakers. She is also a founder of a new social enterprise called KPesa which has the aim to enable women and youth micro and small business owners to scale their businesses.
Leyla is a DCU graduate in BA Accounting and Finance, with experience working for different non profit organisations in Dublin, Ireland. She also studied for a MA in International Relations in DCU. As a natural born activist, one of Leyla’s pastimes is to promote International Trade Justice.
Coach, Speaker, PodcasterAlisa Eresina loves to work and speak on topics that offer a profound value for our personal lives, work and business: Female Cycle | Psychedelics | Leadership | New Work | Relationships | Sexuality | JoyAlisa has 8+ years of experience in coaching, facilitation and transformational experience design. Her background is her personal journey. It ranges from business and socio-ecological economics studies, mindfulness at work, meditation, yoga, tantra, embodiment and more. In her coaching she supports individuals to embody their potential and lead a live full of purpose, power and pleasure. She offers various programs supporting women to unlock the power of their female cycle. And she helps organizations to build a cycle and human-centered workplace. Alisa is also the host of the I AM: ENOUGH podcast – where she jams with leaders and role models on Empowerment, Leadership and Spirituality.
Ashana Jha is an Event Marketer at Airmeet. She is a passionate marketer and has been in the SaaS industry since the start of her career. Ashana is also a hobby podcaster, she is always on the lookout for new things to learn and is constantly in conversation with thought leaders across the globe.
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Sie setzt gemeinsam mit einem jungen, engagierten Team die technische Umsetzung von Formularprozessen um.
CEO, Influencer Active
Anthony J James (better known as AJ) is an innovative and creative business solutions leader, with a strong focus on idea generation, commercialisation and growth. His experience in the digital innovation field spans over a quarter of a century for both marketing agencies, technology companies, start-ups and management consulting firms.
Anthony is the Founder and CEO of InfluencerActive, the world’s first B2B influencer marketplace.
With a network of over 2.5 million highly engaged people on LinkedIn, he was named as the Highest Profile Marketing & Advertising Executive in Australia in 2018 as well as the Most Influential Thought Leader Amongst Media Agencies in the Asia-Pacific region for his work in innovation, digital transformation, consumer engagement and disruptive growth strategies.
With considerable Asia Pacific and Global experience, he has unique insights into digital solutions, future-technologies and strategies that engage consumers and solve big business problems across markets and cultures. He continues to speak as a thought leader and technology-evangelist to business leaders around world.
His full profile and work can be found on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajjames/ or search Anthony J James and follow with him today!
Passionate diversity and inclusion advocate that believes in building diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations that are better for everyone. Diversity and inclusion has been a thread throughout her personal and professional life. Laura Dumas Kozub has a background in human resource development, extensive international experience and has managed all aspects of the HR function from recruiting, to training, to expatriate management.
Client Service Director
Christoph Reismuller has been working for over 14 years in the digital industry. He is a strong believer in ” Put people first – not technology” – They are the most important element in any Digital Transformation.
Team Lead Digital Analytics
I am a data enthusiast: in my current role as TechLead for Digital Analytics, I am the main visionary for the expansion and generation of the added value of the Rewe International AG digital data treasury.
Experienced Digital Analytics expert with a demonstrated history of working in the computer games and retail industry. Skilled in Technologies like Google Cloud Platform, Python, SQL, Oracle DB, Apache Nifi, Apache Airflow, Java, Adobe Experience Cloud (Analytics, Launch), Dynamic Yield, SAP Business Objects, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Leadership and Data Product Management. Strong business development professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Information Systems from WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).
WKÖ Head of Startup-Services
Kambis Kohansal Vajargah is Head of Startup-Services at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
He is also the founding partner of several startup companies, including whatchado, Saturo, Carployee, Freebiebox, ALVERI and the former managing partner of Gateway Ventures, Austria’s largest network for startup investors.
His expertise ranges from digital marketing to corporate development and leadership development. As a startup mentor, he gets involved on a strategic and operational level to ensure sustainable growth.
The World Economic Forum has chosen him as a European Digital Leader, guiding the digital transformation of the continent. He is a juror at the World Summit Awards and European Youth Award and has been named Austrian ambassador for integration.
Since 2011, he has been advising startups in corporate development, digital marketing and leadership.
His motto: Believe. Execute. Learn.
Head of Marketing & Sales | Sales Trainer & Speaker
Aline Martinek started her career in the Human Resources department in one of the biggest banks in Europe. She then moved to Barcelona (Spain), to become a Sales and Marketing Expert and went on to work in different positions within Sales (Account Development Representative, Account Executive, and Head of New Business).
Her experience in Human Resources on the one hand and Sales and Marketing on the other helped her get a deep understand of combining those two elements. In addition, she has been consulting Leadership roles (Head of Dept. and Board Members) when she was very young.
This combined with her passion for Startups led her to her current projects in training Sales staff and Sales Leaders within Startups and SMEs. In her spare time, she enjoys mentoring female young Professionals and support Female Empowerment on different channels (Linkedin, Clubhouse, Podcast, etc). She is a real networking Junkie, so get in touch! 😉
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Director of Startup Services
Gabriele Tatzberger is Start-up Services Director at the Vienna Business Agency and responsible for ViennaUP’23. She is Managing Director of Vienna Region and member of the Supervisory Board of the high-tech incubator INITS and since years passionate to support start-ups, female entrepreneurship and the Vienna startup scene.
Marketing & Project Manager
My name is Antonia and I am responsible for Marketing, Projects and Events at the digital innovation portal Trending Topics. Since high school, I have lived in six different countries and after completing my master program in Lisbon, I finally decided to set foot in Vienna’s dynamic startup scene.
After half a year at the venture capital fund Speedinvest I moved forward to the media landscape and suddenly my every day life was all about tech, blockchain, crypto, startups, podcasts and video production. From day to day I gained insight in all different kinds of fields, managed the social media channels, co-launched a sustainability portal called Tech & Nature, created a whole new event series from scratch and even made my debut in front of the camera, moderating panels and events or interviewing important players of the industry.
I discovered new strengths and passions, my team became a sort of family and I never had a single boring day. At this year’s tech job fair, I want to talk about exactly this process of continuous growth, of challenging yourself with new and often unknown areas of responsibilities and of daring to jump into the deep end. I also want to talk about the future of work, how the pandemic changed everything and how the employee gains more and more power in the professional world.
Co-Founder & CEO
Iva Tsolova, the co-founder of JAMBA in Bulgaria and its CEO, is an expert for small enterprises and businesses with multi annual experience.
Her focus is business development and creation of long term values of the organisation. During the 12 years of work in the NGO sector, she supported many local and international organizations including AIESEC, United Nations Association of Bulgaria, Cari tas, Asia-Europe Foundation, Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
Iva holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Politics from University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria. She was also selected as a UN Youth Delegate and Your Delegate to the Council of Europe. Iva is also a graduate of the America for Bulgaria Foundation and it’s entrepreneurship program at Babson College, Boston, USA.
Iva personally has been named one of the “30 under 30” by Forbes Europe in 2018.
Aleksandra Izdebska is Member of the Supervisory Board of the Austrian Federal Computing Centre (BRZ) – Future.Women: Executive Programme for Women (Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research / Austrian Federal Economic Chamber /Federation of Austrian Industry) – Integration Ambassador, Together: Austria (Sebastian Kurz)
– 1996-2004 Double degree studies:
University of Vienna (specialising in Interpreting and Translation; languages: Polish, German, Russian), Master’s degree
and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (specialising in Commercial Sciences)
– 1999, founding of the company DiTech GmbH (during her studies), management of speciality stores in Austria (B2C: sales of smartphones, tablets, PCs, notebooks and IT accessories, own computer workshop featuring assembly and construction of PCs and notebooks); in the B2B segment: setting up of server systems and networks for SMEs. Development of “Dimotion”, an independent brand for PCs and notebooks. About 350 employees and annual accumulated revenue of EUR 1 billion (up to 2014).
– 2014-2015: Head of Group Marketing at the NOVOMATIC Group of Companies as well as management and realignment of the Novomatic Forum
– 2016 – 2019: Head of Strategic Management with a focus on PR, communications and marketing at TIAN Betriebs GmbH (gourmet vegetarian catering with several locations in Vienna and Munich)
– Director ICT of the ABA – Work in Austria Department of Austrian Business Agency since 2019
– Member of the Supervisory Board of techbold technology group
– Member of the Supervisory Board of neovoltaic AG
– Enterprise Austria 2025 (an initiative of Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger)
Israel’s Tech Ambassador to India | Israel's #1 LinkedIn Influencer | Speaker | Angel Investor
Pratik is Israel’s #1 LinkedIn Influencer and Founder and CEO of Webzoly that helps tech companies grow in India and Asia-Pacific (APAC) by providing the local tech teams, capital, and drive the marketing, sales, and growth.
Transformation Guru | Marketing Expert | Business Rock Star | Motivator
One of Europes top experts on change, contemporary branding, advertising and future success.
Co-owner of co-founder of various start ups. Speaker, Motivator, Inspirator, Author and Trainer. Chief Innovation Officer with ecx.io
20 year in Marketing Hamburg, Los Angeles, Munich, New York ,Vienna
- Creative Director DDB (McDonalds, Reebok)
- Executive Creative Director Ogilvy (IBM, Ford)
- Chief Creative Officer, Managing Director BBDO (Allianz, Mars)
- Chief Innovation Officer exc.io – exit after being sold to IBM
- Expert on disruptive market strategies with EACA ( European Association of Communication Agencies)
- Co- founder Fyooz.io (Blockchain , Social Money, NFT Token)
- Global Coach and Keynote Speaker on Marketing, Change, Disruption.
Career Coach for Remote Work
Juliana Rabbi is a recruiter-turned-career coach. After working for over 15 years as a recruiter and part of the human resources teams in multinational corporations all over the world, she has been working remotely for the past 8+ years and now helps professionals to create a career and a lifestyle that makes them happier. Juliana has a background in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources. She currently works as a Career Coach and helps professionals to land their dream remote job in 90 days. You can find more about her at www.julianarabbi.com
Salary Negotiation Coach | Leadership Development Coach
Kate Dixon, author of Pay UP! Unlocking Insider Secrets of Salary Negotiation, is the Principal and Founder of Dixon Consulting, a leadership development and total rewards consultancy that specializes in salary negotiation coaching, compensation solutions, as well as workshops and teambuilding for organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
Kate’s passion is helping diverse leaders around the world accelerate their results to become more successful and more fulfilled.
Kate has spent the past 25 years working for and consulting with leaders in for-profit companies including Nike, Intel, American Express, Mercari, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as non-profits like The Learning Policy Institute, One Community Health, DePaul Industries, Period, and the Nike Community Impact Fund.
She’s a certified coach, sits on the Forbes Coaches Council, and has been a certified compensation professional for over 20 years.
Kate speaks for groups and gives podcast interviews on topics including salary negotiations, discovering your principles, authentic leadership, time management, leadership coaching, life planning, and gratitude.
Kate provides advice about leadership, pay, culture, and organizations to subscribers at katedixon.org.
Business Manager | Growth Marketer
9+years of career experience with several case studies and projects done on Human Behaviour and Child psychology has turned Bindu into an optimistic with a quick-witted personality and gifted her an ameliorate skillset. Working with the Human Resources department, she gained expertise in how one can be a resourceful person for his/her organization. She has been a soft skill trainer for different verticals in the service sector and has proven her abilities in leadership too as a team mentor.
Bindu enrolled in Masters of Sociology and holds a double Graduation in Library Science and her management studies have become a key for her fine management prowess.
Currently, Bindu is involved in supporting the organisation to reach its goals in aspects of HR & Branding. She enjoys connecting with new people and likes to explore more about the Tech sector and corporate culture.
Strategic Partner Manager
Monielle Maio is an experienced Event Manager, with 9+ years in the event industry, specialized in delivering outstanding attendee experience and designing memorable events, having worked with some of the biggest event companies in the world.
She also participated in the development of a startup and enjoys everything tech-related. Monielle Maio is an enthusiast for Agile and Scrum applied to the event industry.
She is currently enrolled in a Project Management Executive MBA and she is committed to helping companies to achieve their goals through well-designed events and strategic partnerships.
CEO & Founder of SalaryNegotiations.
Experienced HR Manager, Coach, Trainer & networker focussing on salary negotiations, equal pay, career and feMale leadership
Martina’s mission: Earn your worth and get the salary and career you deserve
25+ years of experience in international senior management (Board -1) in the financial and language services industry.
Her experiences as Head of HR of Erste Bank Österreich and Managing Director of Berlitz Southeast & Central Europe and President of the Supervisory Board at Berlitz Germany laid the foundation of her business as expert, consulter, trainer, mentor & coach in all career, change, diversity & leadership related topics
Close cooperation with WU Executive Academy (the business school of Vienna University of Economics): President of the Female Leaders Network (1500 Alumnae), Vice-President of the International Advisory Boards (4500 Alumni), lecturer of a masters program as well as member of the WU Board of Learners
Global Executive MBA (WU, Vienna and Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)
Business Coach, ICF (International Coach Federation)
Systemic Coach, Neuwaldegg SBI
Zukunft Frauen – Female Leadership Programm (WKOE and IV)
Controller Diploma OECI
Master, University Heidelberg and Paris
Founder | Changemaker | Multipotentialite
Asetila Köstinger is an innovation economist, educator, community builder, and impact entrepreneur based in Vienna.
She is the founder of the GoodStartup School -a global virtual incubator that aims to help women and underrepresented communities worldwide to build tech and non-tech impact startups. And also the initiator of the SDG Innovation LAB Vienna and accelerator-like for SMEs to design solutions that are aligned to the SDGs
Asetila speaks, trains, and writes regularly about the implications of inclusiveness, impact, and innovation in sustainable entrepreneurship.
She was awarded the European Good Practice Award in training in SME Internationalisation by the ETF European Training Foundation in 2018.
As an impact entrepreneur and CEO she runs her two companies – Greenwell Energy and Koestinger International Consulting both aligned with at least one of the SDGs. For over a decade she has worked as a consultant and expert in different SME projects, private ventures, and start-up ecosystems.
Asetila holds a Master of Science in International Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and a prospective Ph.D. in International Economic Relations and Management.
#darecareshare #givefirst #socialchange #environmentaljustice #wedo5
Global Leadership Speaker | Futurist | Corporate Trainer
Onyi Anyado is a UK based global leadership speaker, futurist and corporate trainer.
From his message of Cutting Edge Distinction Onyi trains and coaches leaders and organisations on how to lead with their distinction in the 2020’s and beyond.
Onyi has worked with companies such as EY, Barclays and Microsoft and has spoken in various countries such as Canada, Czech Republic and Norway. Onyi’s clients list includes clients from countries such as Mauritius, Nigeria, Sweden and America.
“Leadership is bringing people into new realms of excellence and challenging them to become distinguished in their chosen field”. ~ Onyi Anyado.
Female Tech Leader | Networking Queen | Speaker | Mentor
Adela Mehic-Dzanic is a Forbes featured female tech leader, frequent international speaker, and a WomenTech mentor. Originally from Bosnia, 7 years ago she moved to Austria with her husband and started building her career in Tech from scratch. Without any job, contacts and not knowing German language.
Today, she works at the executive level of the IoT software company MAVOCO AG and serves as the VP of the Female Leaders Network of the WU Executive Academy (Business School of Vienna University of Economics) as well the VP of the Association of Business Women of B&H.
In December 2020 she launched her own YouTube Channel – Making IT IN Austria, where she interviews real people who share a similar story like herself and who have made a successful career in Austria.She strongly believes in the power of networking and building long-lasting relationships for advancing one’s career and she had been very vocal about it through her extensive LinkedIn network.
Adela’s mission for 2020 was to impact 1000 women and girls in IT and beyond with her career story. This experience allowed her to meet women from all walks of life, who are determined, ambitious, supportive and very often the only woman in the room.
As Vice President of WU EA Female Leaders Network, she is committed to serving the global community of WU MBA Alumnae and finding the right tools to support them on taking their career to the next level. Under the motto “Together we are stronger!”.
Some of my favourite quotes.
Think bigger than you can imagine, keep your eyes open and stand up against all odds. Then the opportunities will come!
My network is my Google.
Create the life you want to live.
When you take care of your network, your network takes care of you.
Founder & Partner
Desiree Jonek’s mantra is ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. She is an expert in Social Innovation and especially passionate about Gender Equality & Diversity.
She has +10 years international work experience in the digital media industry and in management and brand consulting, from Germany, to France, Scandinavia and Austria. Her strengths lie in strategic and hands-on development of digital and social business projects. She empowers corporates, start-ups and especially female founders with Design Thinking and systemic coaching methodology.
In 2018, she decided to follow her professional vocation instead of the safe management career. To empower women* to dare more in their careers, she founded the mentoring platform WoMentor.at. WoMentor received more than 400 applications from women* & men* all over the world, who want to make an impact in Gender Equality. In 2021, the business expands with WoMentor Impact OG, offering awareness, workshops & mentoring to companies who are ready to make an impact in Gender Equality.
Business Consulting & Coaching
As a business graduate (Univ.) With over 18 years of activity in business and consulting at home and abroad has Mirjam Sandlos depth knowledge and many years of experience in business consulting, training development, systemic Consulting / Coaching & NLP. Regular Fort -. and developments of your work developed with and through your customers steadily project, process, change management, consulting on strategic issues and organizational development, to the accompaniment of expats you are just as familiar as the challenges of the knowledge society and Topics such as digitization & work-life blending.
Open Source Ambassador
Free and Open Source Software contributor. Open Source Ambassador, MBition/Daimler. KDE contributor since 1997 (including several years on the KDE e.V. board). Co-founder, Endocode. Visiting lecturer and researcher at the Technical University of Berlin. Contributed to Open Source Initiative, Open Invention Network, others. Qt-certified specialist and trainer. Openforum Academy fellow. Berlin, Germany.
With more than a decade of experience, Fareen Shaikh has wears many hats from a talent hunter, and career advisor. She has worked with international organizations both remote and co-located to develop their hiring processes, design job descriptions, review resumes of applicants, and screen them for their culture/values.
Today, as the Director of Talent at Acework, she advocates remote work and coach’s professionals from varied backgrounds to gain a competitive edge as they apply for remote opportunities.
Also as an independent remote career coach, her aim is to help experienced and first-time remote workers discover and ultimately do what they love. She has often seen professionals make some common yet avoidable mistakes which can be avoided on their resume, LinkedIn profiles, and in interviews. Through her personalized coaching, she aims to educate professionals by providing the right resources which help them land their remote job.
Business Development Executive at WP Event Manager
A Self-starter, skilled business development executive, with entrepreneurial spirit with very high personal and professional goals. Solution oriented, consultative, team player adept at building and maintaining relationships.
Logical approach to problem solving and analytical thinking. excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Self motivated, proactive and driven. Good time management and organizational skills in order to prioritize workload and demands.
Business Development at WP Event Manager
I’m part business development team over at WP Event Manager, me and the whole team we always are looking for something unique something different that will make us stand out from the others via our marketing strategy.
we try to ensure that we give our customer information about our product as transparently as possible, ensuring a perfect after sales support as well. My part of the jobs educating our users about our product how to use them or how to modify/customize them as per their own taste, its not really limited to our product only I try to educate them on general wordpress topics out there as well.
Positive Communication & Emotional Intelligence Trainer
Sina Landorff As a moderator and performance & positivity coach, I come along with a unique and people-centric mindset. I pass on a positive and inspiring atmosphere on stage or in my training. Emotional Intelligence is not a buzz word anymore – it is a skill to grow and needs practice continuously.
As a coach and trainer, I help you to deal with complicated business partners, clients or colleagues by strengthening emotional intelligence for your business success.
Co-Founder of Balloon
Iraklis Alexopoulos is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur who has built and helped scale various startups. He’s passionate about building products that solve real customer problems, in the best possible way. He’s the Co-Founder of Balloon, a virtual events platform, built with user engagement and organizer monetization in mind.
Talent Acquisition Manager | EMEA Recruitment & Sourcing | Diversity | Interview Coaching & Training
Margaret Buj is an experienced recruiter and interview coach who specializes in helping professionals to get hired, promoted and paid more. She has 15 years of experience of recruiting for global technology and eCommerce companies across Europe & the US, and in the last 14 years, she’s successfully coached over a thousand of job seekers to get the jobs and promotions they really wanted.
Recognised as one of Top Career Influencers to Follow in 2019 , and with an award-winning blog, she’s spoken at career events & conferences and has done training sessions or workshops in London, Monaco, Athens & Saudi Arabia. She’s also been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine, interviewed for The Financial Times and Management Today, has written “Land that Job” e-Guide.
Chief Activist Officer & Co-Founder of Portuguese Women in Tech
Inês Santos Silva is the Managing Partner at Aliados Consulting, an innovation consulting firm that empowers people and organisations to move towards a sustainable future.
On the side, Inês is also a Co-founder and Chief Activist at Portuguese Women in Tech, a community focus on attracting more women to tech and on supporting those that are already working in technology.
Since 2010, Inês has been one of the most active drivers of the Portuguese startup scene. After co-founding Startup Pirates, a one-week pre-acceleration program for aspiring entrepreneurs (presence in 40 cities around the world), PortugalStartups.com, a news portal about the Portuguese startup scene (sold to ESPACIO Media Incubator) and many other startup programs, Inês worked as a Special Adviser at the Cabinet of the Portuguese Secretary of State of Industry where she worked on startup public policy.
Inês is an alumna of the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program and of THNK, School of Creative Leadership and a Marshall Memorial Fellow, by the German Marshall Fund. Inês is also a founding member of the Global Shapers Lisbon Hub from the World Economic Forum.
Clinical Psychotherapist | Founder of Soulpsychology
Her passion is to go deeper in the being, to discover what is beyond the identity of us, the deeper self and true strength inside of us, in order to live a more happy, fulfilled and successful life.
MBA | Project Director at Invest Lisboa
Marketing, Business developing and consulting, International investment attraction, Project planning, and management, Event organization,…
MBA – Master in Business Administration
MSc in Environmental Studies
Speaker | Berater | Investor
Daniel Zoll ist selbständiger Digital Content Creative. In der Zeit davor hat er als Redaktionsleiter Radio bei JAM FM Berlin gearbeitet. Dort hat er Social-Media-Strategien und -Konzepte entwickelt und umgesetzt. Sein Wissen zu Video, Radio und Social Media gibt er auf zahlreichen Kanälen weiter. Darunter Konferenzen, Workshops und Hochschulen
Happiness Entrepreneur | Transformational Therapist, Coach, Mentor | Ayurveda Siddha Ved | Author | Speaker
“Supporting People, Teams, and Organisations to experience true transformation and freedom is my passion and profession. You will realize a significant growth of Inspiration, Innovation, Productivity and Happy Teams in your life!”
Uplift your Organisation: enjoy-your-lunchup.de
Ayurveda Expert, Coach, Author, Founder of Ashish-transformation, be & be happy & The hearts wisdom
Suyogi Gessner’s passion is to help and inspire people for improving their health and wellbeing. I am a crazy learner and researcher to find the essence of improving body, mind and emotions. As an ayurvedic expert and pulse reader in the Siddha Veda lineage, I am dedicating my life to the service of others.
Founder at Cileria
Jan has worked as a developer for several Internet startups, e.g. Zalando, Flaconi, Platinnetz, and an eGovernment company before he became a freelancer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at Technische Universität München (TUM) and holds an MBA from Handelshochschule Leipzig (HHL). Besides freelancing as coder, he teaches students about Web Development at DCI Berlin.
Founder & Managing Director, CAPITALS Circle Group, Country Manager Germany, Viva Wallet
Yannis Salavopoulos, MBA, MSc, Founder and Managing Director, CAPITALS Circle Group GmbH Advisory (www.capitalscirclegroup.com), University Lecturer (Berlin) He is parallel Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH & Country Manager Germany, Viva Wallet. He is Serial Entrepreneur, C Level Executive & Business Angel. He is forner Economic Diplomat.
His company, CAPITALS Circle Group (CCG) GmbH (Berlin-Athens-Brussels-London, (www.capitalscirclegroup.com) is Berlin based but international active Market Driven & Metrics Driven Advisory & Market Intelligence Provider for the Tech Industry and for Digital Economy topics.
It offers specialised Public Relations/Investor Relations / Investors Tools, Growth Strategy, Governance Risk & Compliance Services with a focus on digital economy, tech industry, financial sector, policy. It has cooperated so far with established brands and institutions (corporates, banks, investors, public sector entities).
Co-Founder si:cross I TEDx Speaker I Podcaster
Rona van der Zander is a 2 x Startup founder, university lecturer and TEDx speaker. She has worked in 8 different countries and cooperates worldwide with large companies, NGOs and international organisations (such as the UN) in the field of innovation and communication. Rona has co-founded si:cross, a B2B SaaS solution for podcasting in the enterprise sector. si:cross offers a platform for company internal podcasts to turn employees into active storytellers and on-the-go learners.
At si:cross, we support enterprises in solving communication issues that originate from hierarchical and fixed structures by democratizing internal information. We bring the concept of podcasting into enterprises by building a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to produce and consume podcasts company internal, supported by workflows and analytics. Thereby employees become active storytellers and on-the- go learners, fostering an open and creative culture, while increasing communication efficiency at the same time.
nitiator& Representative at SwissPropTech
Mario Facchinetti is a qualified electrician with a BSc in Facility Management and MSc in Business Administration. As initiator and leader of the innovation network SwissPropTech, he builds bridges between young and established companies as well as private persons from the real estate industry.
As an innovation network, SwissPropTech adds value to the Swiss real estate industry. By bringing together young property technology companies with investors and established companies, the innovative power of the real estate industry will be sustainably strengthened over the entire life cycle. In addition to the national network, SwissPropTech promotes Switzerland’s innovative image abroad and represents it in the global PropTech scene.
Head of Development at Locatee
While the way how employees work has changed, office buildings have remained largely unchanged. It is time for a change. At Locatee, we believe that connecting employees with their office buildings through technology enables organisations to strive.
Georg Nebehay is a Head of Development at Locatee AG
COO & Co-Founder at TieTalent
With Jovana Rotula multinational background between Serbia, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Switzerland, Spain and Kuwait and her specialization in hospitality management, Jovana is the Co-Founder and COO of TieTalent, an online recruitment marketplace that changes the way that candidates look for a job and how companies look for their prospective talents. Her skills lie in marketing and operations, and she has a strong drive for innovation.
Are you looking for your next challenge in IT? We are a Swiss startup founded in 2017, active in the recruitment of Tech Talents. In-between the job board and a classical recruitment agency, we created a tech job marketplace which matches top talents in IT and Digital Marketing with innovative hiring companies in Switzerland. In one sentence, we can say that we are the “Tinder of recruitment.” You just came across a new simple and more fun way of finding a job in IT & Digital Marketing. No more motivation letters & no more applying to positions! Simply, create your account on TieTalent.com and let the companies apply to you; once you get matched, decide the ones you want to meet. If you want, you can even hide your profile from any company you want. And of course, it’s free for candidates.
CEO & Founder of talent4gig
Nicola Palumbo as a founder, He has been extremely fortunate to shape the future of work and drive companies to grow by hiring talents.
Breakdown barriers in the hiring process expanding growth opportunities through better workforce solutions. Finding the right talent at the right time is becoming a new strategic advantage. We focus on helping companies find the right developer at a reasonable price. We specialize in evaluating experienced professionals and unique skills. Every assessment is reviewed by a trusted expert and is evaluated to find the right fit for the job.
City Operations Specialist at Voi Technology
Giovanni Cardillo is working as a City Operations Specialist at Voi in Switzerland and is a part of the current expansion in the DACH area. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies majoring in Musicology and Media Studies. Before joining Voi he was working in fields like Public Relations and journalism and he spent two years living in Australia and New Zealand.
For one year, we have been changing how people move around in European cities. We are doing this through innovation, open and transparent dialogue with cities and governments and by adapting to local needs.
co-founder and CTO at Onedot
Tobias Widmer is a technology entrepreneur with over 15 years of professional experience in software engineering, software architecture, project management, data management, product development, business operations, business strategy, and entrepreneurship. Currently Co-Founder and CTO at Onedot, the first intelligent platform for commerce and industry to source, onboard and distribute product data. He heads product development, recruiting, IT strategy and IT architecture from front to back and coaches Onedot’s exceptionally talented team to excel at what they do.
Onedot was founded in 2014 to make product data consumable by applying self-developed artificial intelligence. With this vision in mind, the first intelligent platform for commerce and industry has been built to a source, onboard and distribute product data. Over 100 millions products have already been processed and used to train the Onedot AI. Leading international retailers, market places and manufacturers in Europe trust the Swiss company to increase market share and take a pioneering role in digitalisation. Onedot is founder-managed and represented by experts in commerce, product data, and artificial intelligence. Well-known independent financial investors and world-class entrepreneurs back Onedot and support future growth and internationalisation. In this short presentation, we will focus on some key technical challenges we have to solve to turn this vision into reality.
Data Analyst at BNP Paribas
Ana Sofia Esteves holds a Master’s studies in Information Management and more than 10 years’ experience leading with financial data. Since 2018, she works at BNPP at the RISK ERA team being responsible for the Credit & Counterparty Risk Reporting team.
Head of Team Analytics Consulting at BNP Paribas
Pierre Terver holds a Master studies in Conflict Prevention and Management. He has more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry and is an experienced manager in the implementation of global projects and business improvement programs. He been in BNP Paribas since 2018 in the Transformation team and has recently become Head of Analytics Consulting Portugal.
Head of Team Quantitative Research at BNP Paribas
Claude Cochet holds three Master studies in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Probability and Finance and Computer Science, Dynamic System Control. He has been in BNPP since 2006 and is currently Head of Quantitative Research Lisbon.
Head of Design Solutions at BNP Paribas
Filipe Bernardo has a passion for great ideas. He has been working in marketing, advertising and creative industries since 2005. Filipe Bernardo joined Marketing & Communications at BNP Paribas in 2017 to lead the in-house creative studio that supports marketing, communications and events teams across the world.
Chief Operating Officer at BNP Paribas
Lionel Tostivint is working as Chief Operating Officer at BNP Paribas.
BNP Paribas is present in Portugal since 1985, having been one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, BNP Paribas has several entities operating directly in this territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.
Co-founder of Remote Shift
Gonçalo Hall is helping companies and individuals to successfully work remotely and grow their business. On his free time, He interviews remote work thought leaders to his podcast and creates content for different media. Also, He organizes workshops and speaks at several events to help shift the mentality of people and organizations.
People and Culture Strategist and founder of Hello Monday Club
Angelique help design and implement strong structures and cultures that fit the companies’ unique strategy and preferred way of working, and that will help them to become successful. She is Organisational Strategist, People and Culture, Future of Work, Remote Working Advocate and founder of Hello Monday Club.
Hello Monday supports future-minded founders and leaders with building thriving and authentic organizations that are ready for the challenges of the 21st century.
IoT Specialist at Zoi
Tobias Leitner has gained professional experience in IT for several years. He is working as an IoT Specialist at Zoi. His focus points are application technical architecture analysis and implementation as well as cloud solutions in enterprise environments.
Zoi is the abbreviation for Zero One Infinity – underpinning the essence of IT and electronics. We specialize in developing sophisticated software systems and providing guidance to companies for the use and application of the cloud. Based in Stuttgart, Berlin, and Lisbon we combine new technologies, tools, and methods with implementation competence and the challenges of our customers. We are proud that all our customers are leading in their industry.