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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Building a Better Internet
Marlene Ronstedt
Marlene Ronstedt
Streamr, Crypto Relations Lead

How does the road towards web 3.0 look like? During this session I’ll elaborate on the role of crypto in building a better internet, what the opportunities and challenges are for builders and investors alike and how today’s emerging web 3.0 landscape looks like.

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Innovate with Purpose Driven AI
Sarin Ram
Sarin Ram
Accubits, VP SOLUTIONS

An artificial intelligence system for agents that allows them to plan a sequence of actions to satisfy a particular goal.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Avoid Mistakes Building AI Products
Karol Przystalski
Karol Przystalski
Codete, CTO

Based on Gartner's research, 85% of AI projects fail. In this talk, we show the most typical mistakes made by the managers, developers, and data scientists that might make the product fail. We base on ten case studies of products that failed and explain the reasons for each fail. On the other hand, we show how to avoid such mistakes by introducing a few lifecycle changes that make an AI product more probable to succeed.

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Language: The Next Stronghold to Be Taken by AI
Pieter Buteneers
Pieter Buteneers
Sinch, Director of Engineering in ML & AI

AI is breaking through in more and more domains. It is better than us at playing go and even recognizing faces. One of the last strongholds that seems impossible to crack is human language. In this talk I will go deeper into the most recent breakthroughs in AI. Why did they occur and how were they achieved? Following this reasoning I will show why language is the next frontier.

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The Devil in the Dark
Dave Snowden
Dave Snowden
Cognitive Edge, CSO & Founder

Carbon and silicon while they have similarities are not the same thing. Understanding the impact of training datasets on AI and machine learning is increasingly a political as well as a technical issue. Issues of epistemic justice and wider ethical issues about the adoption of AI require us, to quote Lincoln, to "think anew, act anew". This presentation will look at both the theoretical framing of the issues and the practical implications.

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Optimizing the Supply Chain with a Cool Link - The Cold Chain
Manik Suri
Manik Suri
Therma, Founder & CEO

$3T of Food, Pharma, and Data are stored across the global supply chain, growing at 8% CAGR, but as recently as the 1990s, the cold chain still relied on styrofoam containers for temperature control in major products. And even today, 90% of refrigeration is “dumb” and provides no real-time monitoring or data-driven optimization. This leads to massive product waste and quality issues. How can we successfully get our products from point A to point B? What we need are smart cold chains that leverage data-driven technology to monitor products in real time to ensure quality. We are seeing a lot of novel solutions emerging around IoT sensors, tracking systems and AI technology that are adding value to the cold chain, but these technologies are still in their infancy. In this session, Manik will take us on a journey of how the cold chain may look in 2040 with these technologies. For example: AI enables fulfillment at the point of sale, Automated cold chain technology in central warehouses, Cloud integrates cold chain technologies and data for different stakeholders for full visibility and Continuing evolution of efficient transportation.

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IoT Is the Key to Reopening Safe Workplaces
Elizabeth Grossenbacher
Elizabeth Grossenbacher
Twilio, Senior Product Marketing Manager of IoT
Kurt Nehrenz
Kurt Nehrenz
BlueCats, Co-Founder and CTO
Dr. Vasileios Nasis
Dr. Vasileios Nasis
AirThinx, CEO
Raj Krishnamurthy
Raj Krishnamurthy
Workplace Fabric, Co-Founder and CEO

Many businesses are still finding ways to recover from the pandemic. While vaccine rates have recently increased, they vary dramatically across countries which will extend the impact and slow the global recovery of the pandemic.

Elizabeth Grossenbacher, the host of the popular "Emerging Stronger with IoT" webinar series from Twilio IoT, provides an array of cellular IoT solutions (indoor air quality control, proximity awareness, contact tracing, etc.) that can be deployed simply and quickly to enable smart safety and health practices while protecting employee privacy.

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Get Smart - Stop the Mistakes
John Horn
John Horn
CoreKinect, President and Chief Strategy Officer

There are many common points of failure in IoT. Success Comes Faster By Learning From Those Who Have Overcome.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

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Key Barriers to Fulfilling the Promise of Quantum Computing and How to Overcome Them
Yuval Boger
Yuval Boger
Classiq, Chief Marketing Officer
Nir Minerbi
Nir Minerbi
Classiq, CEO

Quantum computing is projected to create tectonic changes in major industries. To harness the power of quantum, major companies are building quantum teams to develop game-changing quantum algorithms. However, developing quantum algorithms development is nearly an impossible task, as the quantum software stack is still in its infancy. The session will discuss the key barriers to fulfilling the promise of quantum computing as well as promising directions to overcome these barriers.

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tket: The Leading Quantum Development Platform
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson
Cambridge Quantum Computing, Quantum Evangelist

“tket” is an architecture-agnostic quantum software stack and ‘best in class’ compiler. tket translates machine independent algorithms into executable circuits, optimising for physical qubit layout whilst reducing the number of required operations. tket's state-of-the-art qubit scheduling and routing protocol ensures optimal results even in the Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) era. This enables our partners, collaborators and clients to effortlessly work across multiple platforms and tackle some of the most intriguing and important problems in chemistry, material science, finance and optimization.

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Quantum Computers Pose a Huge Threat to Current Encryption. Get Ready
Dave Krauthamer
Dave Krauthamer
QuSecure, CEO

It might already be too late.

Encrypted data needs to remain secure for 10, or even up to 75 years in some cases. If stolen today, there is a likely chance quantum computers will have enough power to decrypt that data while is still very valuable.
Quantum computers create significant security and global dominance risks. State-sponsored programs will use quantum computers for attacks on encryption. These will be optimized to hack data in transit, in use, and at rest.

During this session, we will help enterprise and government leaders understand this looming threat. We will present solutions to make your organization quantum-safe by securing data, ensuring your digital assets remain safe well into the future.

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Preparing for the Quantum Revolution
Eric Holland
Eric Holland
Keysight Technologies’ Quantum Engineering Solutions, Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives

Quantum computing is currently at a leaping point, similar to where the semiconductor industry was back in the 1970s or 1980s. At this nascent stage, businesses are working to figure out what exactly it’s going to mean for our future, and how this technology could make an impact on so many different types of technologies. In the automotive industry, for example, businesses look to quantum computers for simulating materials for new electric vehicles and battery technology. In Aerospace and Defense, quantum technologies play a major role simulating and modeling airflow over the wing of an aircraft – a process that could reduce development from months or years on traditional machines to weeks with quantum computing. Dr. Eric Holland, Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives in Keysight Technologies’ Quantum Engineering Solutions group will share his explorations in quantum computing, quantum communications and quantum sensing, which have amazing end applications in a variety of markets - in particular Aerospace and Defense and Automotive.

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Putting the "Decentralized" in DeFi -- How to Build Decentralized Finance Projects
Matt Luongo
Matt Luongo
Thesis, CEO

Thesis believes that individual freedom is what makes us human, but the economic and technological reality for many today means our freedom is inhibited by censorship, surveillance, and institutional control. From banks to funds to credit rating agencies, intermediaries and gatekeepers siphon value and control access. The blockchain and crypto community is full of engineers, designers, and visionaries bound by the shared belief there is a better way to build the systems that power our world. This discussion will be an overview of how to build the protocols and create the tools and systems that we all need to build a future that involves less centralized control. That means building decentralized, permissionless platforms with new technology that ensure control and privacy — what we call sovereignty — to individuals.

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The Battery Passport
Lauren Roman
Lauren Roman
Everledger, Business Development Director, Metals & Minerals Ecosystem

Around the world governments are counting on a quick transition to electric mobility to decrease CO2 emissions. They recognise that this is dependent upon a sustainable supply of Electric Vehicle battery minerals and a circular economy to ensure maximum use and reuse of battery materials.

Sweeping changes equals a lot of challenges, and plenty of opportunities. Enter: the Battery Passport.

‘Battery Passport’ is a term now widely used to describe a global solution for securely sharing battery information and data across the battery lifecycle. Everledger, ’The Digital Transparency Company”, has developed the first Battery Passport technology platform, underpinned by blockchain, to capture and share battery data and streamline regulatory compliance.

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Blockchain Use Cases for Product Traceability
Shunsuke Murasaki
Shunsuke Murasaki
EMURGO, Global VP of Operations

The current global pandemic has underscored the needs of enterprises to enhance product trust, reduce supply chain inefficiencies, and transition towards digital administrative methods to handle these needs. Consumers and companies are increasingly wanting to know exactly who has handled their products, what is in their products, when their products have been handled, where their products have been, and how their products have arrived.

The advent of blockchain technology has paved the way for enterprises to achieve these traceability goals in real-time at the click of a button. Blockchain-based traceability provides enterprises a completely new, secure, and efficient digital way to tell their consumers and stakeholders the true story behind their products, a win-win for both parties.

As a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain protocol, EMURGO's Trace solution leverages blockchain technology to address all of these enterprise needs by providing a simple, digital platform solution that can be tailored to meet the specific demands of various industries.