Now, at its fourth edition, the mission of Bucharest Tech Week is to encourage innovation and the adoption of new technologies.
As part of this movement, Business Summits consist of 5 conferences hosting 50+ international & local speakers, discussing tech related topics.
Furhat is a socially intelligent robot that communicates with us humans as we do with each other – by speaking, listening, showing emotions and maintaining eye contact. Over the past few years, Furhat Robotics has designed and created the next generation of the Furhat robot. The minimalistic form factor belies a machine with extraordinary capabilities that can solve problems beyond the capacity of any other modern day computer interface. Furhat’s back-projection system makes it the most customizable robot in the world, allowing it to be used in a wide variety of applications in many industries. In addition to the hardware, an advanced SDK supports developers in building cutting-edge interactions with social robots. Furhat Robotics‘ software platform supports multi-modal and multi-party interactions, which has the potential to completely redefine how humans interact with technology.
Furhat is the world’s most advanced social robot, that communicates with humans as we do with each other – by speaking, listening, showing emotions and maintaining eye contact. Preben Wik, Co-founder and Evangelist at Furhat Robotics, will be interacting with Furhat live on stage, providing insight into the future of AI & Social Robotics and what role Furhat will play in impacting people’s lives.
Furhat Robotics and TNG are building Tengai, the world’s first unbiased interview robot. Preben Wik, Co-founder and Evangelist at Furhat Robotics, will be talking about how the Furhat robot is shaking up the HR industry.
Johan has almost 15 years of experience as an HR professional. Half of that time he has worked in various roles and projects for Spotify. Johan has a broad HR knowledge and unique insight into how it is to establish HR practices globally in hyper-growth.
Joining Spotify as one of the first HR professionals with about 300 employees, today more than 4000.
To scale an HR function in a disruptive industry with big competitors requires a strong people strategy. Spotify has always had a clear mission and values. Johan will talk about how that has been impacting the People Strategy. Highlight a few areas with both the learnings and successes. One example that we will hear more about is Spotify journey on Performance Development. What is their view of the state of the land and how do Spotify found an approach that brings out the best of their talent?
• Short on Spotifys journey for context.
• HR’s role in the new world.
• What are my learnings on what is key for a successful HR team.
• Highlight some learnings/mistakes and wins.
Edward Houghton is the CIPD’s Head of Research and Thought Leadership. Since joining the institute in 2013 he has been responsible for leading the organisation’s people analytics and human capital research exploring various aspects of human capital management, theory and practice; including the measurement and evaluation of the skills and knowledge of the workforce. He has a particular interest in the role of human capital in driving economic productivity, innovation and corporate social responsibility, and the value of human capital to corporate governance. Recent publications have included “People analytics: using people data to drive performance”, “A duty to care? Evidence of the importance of organisational culture to effective governance and leadership” for the Financial Reporting Council’s Culture Coalition, and “A new approach to line manager mental well-being training in banks” an independent evaluation of the Bank Workers Charity and Mind partnership to deliver mental health awareness training in the UK financial services sector.
There are now many opportunities emerging for HR professionals to use people data – but are HR professionals ready to use data to its full potential. In this presentation we will explore the outcomes of the CIPD’s global survey of HR professionals to find out whether HR is releasing value through its use of data, and whether the profession has the skills and confidence to use data and evidence effectively.
Cliff Redeker is an Innovation and Culture Evangelist for Google. He advises brands and policymakers about incorporating Google’s innovation practices into their own organizations, to help make work better throughout the world. Cliff’s work leading the TED-like Talks at Google program has been featured in the New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and international publications like El Pais. His other Google passion lies with the Arts and Culture team, where he spreads the story of Google’s commitment to preserve cultural heritage.
He has a MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford. He also earned undergraduate degrees in French business, History, and Psychology from the University of Illinois, where he was a Chancellor’s, Calvin Ke, and Ma-Wan-Da scholar. His personal travel photography (www.cliff.photos) has a viewcount exceeding 800MM, and he’s always looking for another beautiful moment to explore.
Google operates from a standpoint of trust: in our users, with the opportunity, and with each other. The company creates a series of rituals to support these values, and we believe they are applicable to companies throughout the world. Learn more about Google’s data-driven approach to innovation and culture in this session. Technologies such as machine learning are changing the customer experience. It’s important for marketers to create a culture centered on data, innovation, and customer centricity. Innovation truly comes from anywhere.
1. Google’s approach to innovation
2. Ways to apply Google’s data-driven culture research in your own companies
3. Customer centricity in an age of automation and machine learning
FinTech, Payments, Digital Leader. Building the cooperation models between Banks and FinTechs, particularly with regard to the open banking projects as well as driving innovation in the European payments ecosystem. Translating future-oriented ideas into a viable digital value proposition.
Anna has 19 years of experience in the banking and payments industries with a focus on CEE (Citigroup, T-Mobile, mBank, PwC). Particular expertise in the field of innovative digital payment solutions, acquiring, merchant services and digitally enabled financial products (e-commerce, open banking), acquired in the strategy, innovation, product management, and sales-related roles. Anna introduced one of the first online payment gateways in the CEEMEA region as well as the first digital wallet and the mobile payment platform. Managed the implementation of the first local mobile banking apps and the first local mobile payments initiative.
She is a Non-Executive Director of the FinTech/Payments companies in Poland and abroad. Jury Member and Expert at the EU European Innovation Council (EASME Horizon 2020 SME Instrument). Ambassador for the EWPN – European Women Payments Network. Featured in the “TOP 20 Women in FinTech” report (Institute of Innovative Economy, 2017).
1. What are the Building Blocks? – APIs versus Use Cases
2. Who will Take the Lead? – The First Choice Providers
3. What will be the Next Step? – Beyond Finance
Dmitry Soshnikov – Senior Technical Evangelist / Software Engineer at Microsoft, Associate Professor at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, HSE and Moscow Aviation Institute Dmitry combines his work at Microsoft as Technical Evangelist with some teaching engagements at top universities in Russia, where he teaches courses on AI, Functional and Logic Programming.
As an evangelist, he spends a lot of his time making most innovative technologies popular among developers and students, by giving lectures, organizing and driving hackathons and doing actual development together with IT companies across Central and Eastern Europe.
Dmitry promotes modern technologies of software development, has experience in the fields of AI, Internet of things, Windows apps development. He created many online trainings at Microsoft Virtual Academy and Intuit.ru. Dmitry Soshnikov is an author of several books and more than 60 scientific publications.
Today, AI is becoming mainstream, as more and more practical tasks are solved using machine learning and neural networks. Traditionally, data scientists use Python as their language of choice, thus creating barriers to putting AI methods to wider use within .NET community. In this session, we will focus on using .NET for doing AI, starting from using existing cognitive services, to training your own models in C#.
After this session, you will:
1. Know that it is possible to do data science on .NET platform
2. Learn about machine learning, and how to use some ML algorithms in .NET
3. See some examples of using Cognitive Services and training neural networks in C# using CNTK and ML.NET.
Heinz Kabutz is the author of The Java Specialists’ Newsletter (www.javaspecialists.eu), a publication enjoyed by tens of thousands of Java experts in over 145 countries.
His book “Dynamic Proxies (in German)” was #1 Bestseller on Amazon.de in Fachbücher für Informatik for about five minutes until Amazon fixed their algorithm. Thanks to a supportive mother, he has now sold 5 copies.
Heinz’s Java Specialists’ newsletter is filled with amusing anecdotes of life on the Island of Crete. He is a popular speaker at all the best Java conferences around the world, and also at some of the worst. He teaches Java courses in classrooms around the world, where his prime objective is to make absolutely sure that none of his students fall asleep. He is not always successful.
Java Champion | JavaOne Rockstar | Trainer | Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador
Every major Java version introduces a new and better way of managing state. Java 7 gave us Phaser as a replacement for CountDownLatch and CyclicBarrier. Hardly any programmers know how it works, even though we are now on Java 11. Java 8 gave us StampedLock, useful as a lighter read “lock” when building concurrent classes. Again, not very widely known, but lots of use cases. Java 9/10/11 introduced VarHandle as an escape latch for the Unsafe addicts. In this talk we will show all three concepts and explain when each should be used.
Rakhi works at the intersection of psychology, emerging technology and design. She creates interdisciplinary R&D, Innovation and Skunkworks teams and labs for organisations that want to experiment, think forward and invent the future.
Rakhi has extensive experience observing how people behave, monitoring the world for weak signals, patterns and drivers of change, subsequently creating normative or exploratory futures that lead to innovation in new products, services, business models and experiences. Areas of expertise include: Interplanetary civilisation, innovation for humanity, and behavioural change by design.
Rakhi has created award winning products and identified new commercial opportunities for businesses spanning aerospace and defence, digital health, fintech, hospitality, luxury, retail, and travel. Rakhi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and is qualified as a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol).
She tackles questions such as: How should we transform cities to encourage different social behaviours? What’s the future of the high street? What’s the future of airports? What’s the future of money? How do we encourage entrepreneurship in rural India? – and all the associated business model innovation that accompanies these questions.
A great deal of innovation is incremental yet we are in a time where we have the opportunity and the need to create exponential change. This requires new ways of thinking and doing to generate not only the ideas, but the business models and talent too.
1. Methods for ‘thinking forward’
2. Creating a culture of test and learn and business models that enable this
3. Living with uncertainty!
Business Summits bring you guest speakers to share their cutting-edge perspectives you can`t get in a Google search in the areas of innovation, dev, fintech and human resources.
The event is the ultimate meeting place for business executives, tech founders & innovators designed to build partnerships and build the future of business environment.
The leading companies in Romania come to Business Summits to share their stories and experiences at the indoor exhibition, to help you find how to drive your business growth.
Guess the speaker and you might win a pass of your choice for Innovation Summit or HR Masters Summit