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FOR THE ONES REDEFINING ENTIRE INDUSTRIES.
A new industrial revolution has been on the way for quite some time now, but how are traditional industries going to be transformed when IoT, big data and AI go from being buzzwords to reality? Industry 2020 is an event track designed to bring together the people, companies, and technologies responsible for the next wave in manufacturing.
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THE TALK OF THE TOWN DURING SLUSH 2019.
Next generation networks and data processing
The future growth of smart factories and solutions depends on being able to access and make sense of huge volumes of data quickly and efficiently. 5G networks will unleash the power of sensors and devices, and cloud computing will bring unseen reliability and scalability.
Even smarter supply chains
Factories are only a small part of the smart supply chains of the future. Connected computers will handle more and more of the communications and transactions previously handled by humans, as novel technologies like blockchain are becoming a reality.
Co-operation between man and machine
Value-creation in jobs will be transformed for good through human-machine interfaces (HMI), as human intelligence is being put to work together with the immense computing powers of machines.
Sustainability is probably the biggest factor driving change in profit and volume-oriented modern industries. What used to be an afterthought is increasingly becoming a core consideration for any company striving for competitive advantage.
BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF YOUR FIELD.
We bring together those who are shaping the future of industries, whether they work at established giants or up-and-coming growth companies. Learn about the latest advancements in your field or check out the companies that are pushing the boundaries of other industries. Many of them will be displaying their products on stage, in studios or at their booth.
GET INSPIRED BY AND LEARN FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESHAPING INDUSTRIES.
Jan received his PhD on superconducting quantum circuits in 2017 from TU Munich and continued as a Postdoc in Helsinki at Aalto University. Helsinki is a great hub for quantum technology, which allowed him to receive a Marie-Curie Fellowship from the EU H2020 program. In addition, he has been working for the local Quantum Computer Project, where 8 research groups and the State Research Center VTT are co-developing a quantum processor. Based on these efforts and together with three co-founders, Jan has been spinning off a company, IQM Finland Oy. Since February 2019 he is the CEO of IQM and the company is now expanding their operations on the research campus in Espoo (Helsinki area). IQM’s is to developing a fast lane for quantum computer using innovative technology for 2nd generation quantum processors.
Blake Scholl founded Boom Supersonic in September 2014 with the goal of making high-speed travel mainstream and enabling a new world of human connection. Blake is passionate about tackling big problems which the world has overlooked. After seeing Concorde in a museum, he dreamed of the return of commercial supersonic flight. A few years later, Blake dove into aerospace engineering—reading textbooks and taking classes—to figure out from first principles how to enable a supersonic renaissance. As a leader, Blake focuses on inspiring the best people from a range of disciplines to unite in pursuit of Boom’s vision.
Prior to founding Boom, Blake held leadership roles at Amazon and Groupon and co-founded mobile technology startup Kima Labs. He started his career at Amazon as a software engineer in 2001, where he developed software for personalized and automated merchandising and later owned a $300M P&L at age 24. Blake pioneered the automation of digital ad buying, enabling advertisers to build their own “long tail” by promoting niche products to relevant customers. Later, Blake was the first employee and director of product development at Kleiner-backed mobile startup Pelago. In 2010, he co-founded mobile technology startup Kima Labs, which was acquired by Groupon in 2012. At Groupon, Blake held multiple executive roles, culminating in responsibility for the relevance, email, and search.
Blake’s interest in aviation on started in childhood—he grew up in suburban Cincinnati, where his parents often took him to the local airport to watch Cessnas take off and land. He started flying for fun in college, earning his private pilot license in 2008 and instrument rating in 2011.
Teemu Suna is one of the founders, CEO and chairman of Nightingale Health, a biotech company that is reinventing preventive health with blood-based health data. As the leader of this disruptive health revolution, Suna has steered Nightingale into an established growth company with over 80 team members and customers in over 20 countries. Since late 2015, Suna has raised over €40 million to bring Nightingale’s technology to global healthcare.
Suna signed up to be an entrepreneur when he was just 21. Since then he has been at the forefront of health tech ventures. He was leading healthcare IT solutions at Fujitsu Finland as the Chief Technology Officer when he decided to expand his horizon with computational medicine research, leading him to start Nightingale. Suna believes innovation is found between disciplines. His credence is reflected in both the product and the people at Nightingale who come from diverse backgrounds to further push the boundaries of the health industry. The goal, however, is the same — to make preventive health a reality for all the 8 billion people on this planet.
Lydia serves as a Partner at SoftBank Vision Fund L.P. and SoftBank Group Corp. since March 2019, where she oversees some of the world’s largest technology investments. Lydia joined SoftBank four years ago, leading and managing global investments in consumer internet and e-commerce companies. Lydia serves on the boards of Tokopedia and Coupang, the largest online marketplaces in Indonesia and South Korea, as well as, Fanatics, Fair, and Klook. Before joining SoftBank, Lydia was a Vice President and Senior Associate at M/C Partners. She joined M/C Partners on October 26, 2009 and was previously a Senior Associate at the firm. She focused on investments in a variety of media, communications and technology industry segments.
Dr Remo Gerber, Chief Commercial Officer at Lilium, has extensive leadership experience in hyper-growth startups from Gett, the ride hailing company where he was MD for Western Europe, to Groupon where he was COO for Northern Europe. Before this he spent four years at McKinsey & Co., having completed a PhD at the University of Oxford.
Dr. Andreas Weigend is the author of “Data for the People”. He was the chief scientist at Amazon. He coached Jack Ma on Alibaba’s data strategy. In 2018, Angela Merkel appointed him to Germany’s Digital Council.
As advisor and consultant, he helps organizations ask the right questions, leveraging data and analytics. His clients include airlines, banks, telcos, fashion retailers, and healthcare companies.
Andreas studied physics and philosophy in Karlsruhe, Cambridge and Bonn, before moving to Stanford for his Ph.D. in neural networks. He teaches courses on AI and Data Science at Stanford, Berkeley, and in Asia.
Robert Falck is the CEO and Founder of Einride, a tech start-up bent on the sustainable transformation of the transportation industry, developing an intelligent road freight system based on all-electric, autonomous trucks, or “Einride Pods”. Before founding Einride in 2016, Mr. Falck was a director of manufacturing engineering assembly at Volvo GTO Powertrain. He has helped founded several start-ups.
Mr. Falck holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, a B.Sc. in Economics and finance, and a B.Sc. in Business.
COLLABORATION WITH THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER GROWTH COMPANIES.
With 4,000 startups present, ranging from early-stage ventures to established scaleups, opportunities for technical partnerships are aplenty. Connect with the groundbreaking young companies in your field at the main event, industry-specific side events or through the Slush Matchmaking Tool.
“"WINDOW TO THE FUTURE."”
A MONTH’S WORTH OF MEETINGS AND CONNECTIONS IN TWO DAYS.
Over the course of the Slush Week, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to connect with those that you want to meet from your industry. This includes potential customers, partners and recruits. In fact, much of what Slush offers is sprinkled across metropolitan Helsinki in industry-specific side events, afterworks and dinners. Save time and money by having all relevant people in one place at the same time.