Timetable | UPRISE Europe 2018

THE 2 DAY TIMETABLE

Talks and Panels are open to join at any time. Workshops and Round Tables are pre-book only.

WORKSHOPS

SOLO TALKS

PANELS

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

Registration Opens

Main Registration opens at 11.00 at the entrance to The Richmond, North Brunswick Street Dublin 7, Ireland. Please have your ticket and a form of ID ready for the desk.

Main Entrance Area
11:00

Grand Opening Event

On the first day we launch the seventh International UPRISE Festival Europe with our partners in our new location. More details to follow.

Paul O’Connell, Director

UPRISE Festival Europe

Dublin City Council Stage
12:00

Workshop: Harnessing live chat to grow your business

Live chat is not just for support anymore – marketing and sales teams are using chat to engage with leads and increase sales.

Maya Sykes, Lifecycle Marketing Associate

Intercom | San Francisco, United States

Workshop Space 1
13:00

Challenger Pitch Battle: Crypto / Blockchain Session

The pitch is for 3 minutes which may include audio/visual option. Every round our Investor Judges will offer feedback for each Startup Pitching and pick the Startup with the ‘most potential’ to go through to the finale on Thursday October 18th.

Katya Dorozhkina, Managing Partner

Starta Ventures | New York, United States

Main Stage 2
13:00

Startups Only – Investor Clinic

For our hour long Investor clinic 8 Investors will talk to 5 Startups each to offer advice, mentoring and suggestions on the next steps for investment for their company. Each Startup will get 10 minutes to spend with each Investor for whom we assign Investor to Startup company beforehand.

Dublin City Council Stage
14:00

Meet the 100Y Innovators

We have gathered the 100 most Innovative minds from Ireland and the United Kingdom for our Festival. Now it's time to meet these talented men and women. This session consists of two panel discussions with our 100Y Hosts and a few members of our talented 100Y.

Machaela O’Leary, Community Manager

Talent Garden | Dublin, Ireland

HuiChi Man, Director

Provenance Events | Dublin, Ireland

David R. Pollard, Innovation Manager

Rehab Group | Dublin, Ireland

Main Stage 2
14:00

Workshop: Regulation; Friend or Foe?

FinTech and crypto-based companies have often encountered regulatory challenges hindering effective decision-making. More jurisdictions are moving towards regulating these new areas of technology and finance. This workshop will look at the main challenges industry operators and will shed light on some of the sterling work that some other jurisdictions, such as Malta, are making by addressing these lacunae.

JP Fabri, Director

ARQ Group | Malta

Workshop Space 1
14:15

Workshop: How to create meetings that your team will want to attend

When was the last time that you went to a meeting that sucked? Yesterday? Last week? Many things have modernised in today’s workplace but poor meetings seem to be something that have outstayed their welcome. During this session, we’ll share some top tips to make in-person and remote meetings engaging, efficient and enjoyable for everyone involved. And hear the roller coaster story of one of Slido’s team meetings that went from bad to good, back to bad, and finally to great!

Jo Massie, VP of Customer Success

Slido | London, United Kingdom

Workshop Space 1
15:30

Roundtable Session x 8

Roundtable Sessions accommodate 6 attendees per table and are hosted by a Company or Speaker. These are topic lead discussion tables directed by the host and are 30 minute sessions.

Peter Elger, CEO

fourTheorem | Cork, Ireland

Sean Anderson, CEO

Hoxo Media | London, United Kingdom

Crystal Stranger, EA, Founder and CEO

PeaCounts | Las Cruces, NM, United States

Dublin City Council Stage
15:30

Challenger Pitch Battle: Fintech Session

The pitch is for 3 minutes which may include audio/visual option. Every round our Investor Judges will offer feedback for each Startup Pitching and pick the Startup with the ‘most potential’ to go through to the finale on Thursday October 18th.

Main Stage 2
16:00

Workshop: “Fake It Til You Make It” – Validating Assumptions

In this workshop, participants will learn how to approach validating their business or product assumptions without relying on expensive or time consuming production. We’ll cover how to hone in on the most essential assumption to test (first) and how to think creatively when setting up their experiments. Participants will be able to apply what they learn with their teams, repeating this technique throughout their product’s design process to save time and money.

Melinda Jacobs, Founder & Managing Director

Subatomic | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Workshop Space 1
16:45

Challenger Pitch Battle: Healthtech Session

The pitch is for 3 minutes which may include audio/visual option. Every round our Investor Judges will offer feedback for each Startup Pitching and pick the Startup with the ‘most potential’ to go through to the finale on Thursday October 18th.

Melissa Donohoe, Senior Analyst

Kreos Capital | London, United Kingdom

Main Stage 2
17:00

Registration Opens

Main Registration opens at 8.30 at the entrance to The Richmond, North Brunswick Street Dublin 7, Ireland. Please have your ticket and a form of ID ready for the desk.

Main Entrance Area
08:30

Fuelling Fast Growing Companies

This panel will look at the wealth of services and resources being offered to startups to help them grow. Why is it in the best interest of Big Business to power young companies? How are those cost / benefit decisions made from Venture Capital firms to Financial Institutions.

Gene Murphy, E.I.R.

Bank of Ireland | Dublin, Ireland

Andrea Dann, Director

HSBC | London, United Kingdom

Lisa Nelson, Managing Director

M12, Microsoft's Venture Fund | Seattle, United States

Main Stage 2
10:00

Sports vs Esports- Battle for the Audience

It is forecasted that eSports is on the cusp of significant growth, with tournaments and prize pools expanding in size and value and will surpass viewers of 'regular sports' by 2020. What has caused this shift? Is it cultural or technical? This panel will look at how Sports and Esports are competing for viewers.

Mike Craddock, Co-Founder

Kairos Group | London, United Kingdom

Chris Hana, CEO

The Esports Observer | Berlin, Germany

Benedikt Kraus, VP

ESL | Köln, Germany

Dublin City Council Stage
10:00

Digital Darwinism: the Effect of Disruptive Influencers

In every industry, customers are changing and as a result, disrupting markets and businesses in the process. This panel will discuss if there is the opportunity for smaller start up companies to disrupt the flow that larger companies are accustomed to and what that would look like?

HuiChi Man, Director

Provenance Events | Dublin, Ireland

Mathias Ockenfels, Partner

Speedinvest x | Berlin, Germany

THIMO SCHMITT-LORD MBE, CEO

Bayer Foundation | Germany

Jussi Lystimaki, VP New Models

Schibsted Media Group | Spain

Main Stage 2
10:35

20 min Solo Talk- rLoop The Power of Crowdsourced Engineering

Our presentation is to show what's possible with #blockchain and #decentralisation in allowing collaborative development of High Technology. We'll also explain how the Blockchain can help us overcome the Innovation Bottleneck, starting with the Hyperloop.

Ilyas Vali, Co-Founder

rLoop | United Kingdom

Dublin City Council Stage
10:35

Paving the way to a Smarter City

Learning from behaviors and patterns, cities are evolving with technology. This panel will look at actions aiming at supporting urban initiatives on energy transition and how developing smart cities connects businesses. We will also discuss what stands in the way of moving forward.

Yangbo Du, General Partner

Sustainable Development Investment Finance Partnership for New York | US

Michael Guerin, Programme Manager

Smart Docklands | Ireland

Matthew McCann, CEO / Founder

Access Earth | Ireland

Dublin City Council Stage
11:00

Regulate or Rogue

Governments and Banks are striving to put systems in place for Crypto and new funding methods. But if we regulate Crypto and ICOs will this fly in the face of the ideals they were meant to represent? In whose hands do we place the power of Crypto?

Crystal Stranger, EA, Founder and CEO

PeaCounts | Las Cruces, NM, United States

William Skannerup, CEO

VeridenKey | United Kingdom

JP Fabri, Director

ARQ Group | Malta

Marco Robinson, Founder

NAKED TECHNOLOGIES | United Kingdom

Main Stage 2
11:25

Best for Business: Agency Vs In-House Recruiter

This panel will take representatives from both agencies and global companies to explore their experience and their stories in answering this riddle of In-house recruitment or not. Will there be an agreed winner between the two or is it an eternal stalemate. Let you decide yourself.

Aiden McGale, Director

designtalent.ie | Dublin, Ireland

Tom Cotterill, Senior Consultant

Wiser | London, United Kingdom

Dublin City Council Stage
11:35

20 min Solo Talk- Design meets Craft: disrupting the industry with technology

By using Blockchain technology as a force of good to create a secure and fair environment for artisans we will be able to connect them with the world and create designers without borders.

Andrea Bury, Founder

Design meets Craft / ABURY Collection | Germany

Main Stage 2
12:00

Lunch Break

12:20

Power in the Hands of the Patient

There is an increasing practice of using mobile technologies to support medicine and public health. The panel will look at how mobile health tech is being implemented into everyday life for the consumer and the impact is will have on the wide society and health care system.

Marvin Rottenberg, Vice President of Marketing

Ada Health | Berlin, Germany

Devin Dunn, Special Projects

Medopad | London, United Kingdom

Dublin City Council Stage
13:00

Beacons of Industry

This panel will be looking at the cultural shift taking place in the workplace and how companies sell their culture, themselves and their product to start that conversation with talent #recruitment #work

Rob Berrisford, GM EMEA & APAC

Button | London, United Kingdom

Peter Elger, CEO

fourTheorem | Cork, Ireland

Cyrus Akrami, Global Sales Development Manager

Workplace by Facebook | LONDON, United Kingdom

Sean Anderson, CEO

Hoxo Media | London, United Kingdom

Main Stage 2
13:20

Open Networking Time

Dublin City Council Stage
13:35

20 min Solo Talk- The tokenization of everything

We believe the next phase of projects about to launch in H2 this year will demonstrate more practically through the use of concepts such as stablecoins, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts how it is possible to imagine a world where digital goods and assets are more easily represented and traded

Main Stage 2
13:55

Metrics Make Meters – Enabling Moneyball Analytics

The 21st century has witnessed a marked shift in how sports teams are created, trained and perceived. Metrics and data analysis are now well established in the mainstream. If we accept that this change is now the norm, what should we look for when quantifying performance?

Mark Connor, Research & innovation Lead at STATSports.

STATSports | Newry, United Kingdom

Joe Walsh, U18s Head Coach

Coolmine RFC | Dublin, Ireland

Kevin McLaughlin, VP Operations

Kitman Labs | Dublin, Ireland

Ross O’Dwyer, CEO

Pundit Arena | Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City Council Stage
14:00

One Click to Rule Them All- Interaction of Payment Networks

This panel will look at opening up payment services to make it easier for users. Banks and payment platforms are moving toward the holy grail of user interaction getting to the one click transaction. Is this a realistic goal and can it be achieved?

Simone Vigano, Open Banking Director

Raisin | Berlin, Germany

Melinda Jacobs, Founder & Managing Director

Subatomic | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marek Fodor, Chairman

Kantox | UK

Main Stage 2
14:20

20 min Solo Talk- Tech Stack for On-demand Industry

I will talk about the technology for an On-Demand Platform- Mapping the User Journey wherein we tried to identify the basic modules common to most on-demand services. These new technology-driven platforms have the capacity to increase the pool of potential services providers and sellers by leveraging networked technology to change how participants engage in a specific transaction.

Saral Maghan, Chief Revenue Officer

Jugnoo | CHANDIGARH, India

Dublin City Council Stage
14:35

Ask Me Anything Q/A

A Question and Answer session with Marco Robinson #1 Bestselling Author of 2 books , Award Winning Entrepreneur, (2009 Entrepreneur of the Year), WINNER of the I-property People’s Choice Award Best Real Estate Investment Company, Singapore 2014/15 & Tatlers Best Restaurants for NAKED Restaurant.

Marco Robinson, Founder

NAKED TECHNOLOGIES | United Kingdom

Dublin City Council Stage
15:00

Conquering Data- The Journey to Customer Acquisition

From banking to biotech, retail to government, entertainment to marketing—every sector is changing in the face of abundant data. This panel will focusing on AI and how to use big data to create smart data driven content for better customer engagement, service, and retention/ acquisition.

Joe Borza, CEO

EnergyElephant | Dublin, Ireland

Main Stage 2
15:20

20 min Solo Talk-Open health platform – Disruption is coming from the connected “consumer”

Lifestyle and your medical conditions are connected and are individual. Understanding and applying the health and lifestyle information to you, is empowering you to actively shape your health

Christian Rebernik, CEO & Founder

Vivy GmbH | Berlin, Germany

Dublin City Council Stage
15:35

New Funding Frontier

Funding used to be the sole proprietor of Investment firms and Venture Capitalists. Not any more. Today we have ICOs running riot with Crowdfunding and non traditional investment firms seeing a different way to invest in teams. What is the new Status Quo and who will survive this shakeup?

Alex Dunning, Campaigns Associate

Seedrs | London, United Kingdom

Jane Lippencott, Business Development

Origin X Capital | Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Filipe Castro, Co-Founder & CIO

UTRUST | Zurich, Switzerland

Main Stage 2
15:55

20 min Talk – Sports Technology and Innovation. Who’s in the Game?

The founders of SportsTech Ireland present an overview of the Sports Technology Sector, from a national and international perspective, as Ireland forges a path for sports innovation across a range of verticals, including player analytics, sports data, wearable tech, apps and more.

Emily Ross, Co-Founder

SportsTech Ireland | Limerick, Ireland

Gráinne Barry, Co-Founder and Chairperson

SportsTech Ireland | Limerick, Ireland

Dublin City Council Stage
16:00

Challenger Pitch Battle Finale

One winner from each round will go through to our Finale on our Main Stage which will be broadcast Live before our closing event. The Judges' decision is final!

John Staunton, CEO

Countr POS

Dublin City Council Stage
16:35
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