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Connected Mobility @ Austin

After the successful premiere in 2017, we – together with our partner Messe Frankfurt – will continue the “connected mobility” roadshow and travel to the world’s leading digital festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2018. We are inviting automotive experts from around the world to join us for an enlightening weekend on digital transformation and are offering – next to visiting the official SxSW program – some accompanying talks for interested parties in our travel group. After US-investor Mark Cuban and Daimler-CEO Dieter Zetsche joined us as keynote-speakers last year, we will kick it off on Friday night, 9 March, at the Rattle Inn Bar with a talk on the digital challenge between Jochen Wegner, editor-in-chief of ZEIT ONLINE, and John Cryan, CEO of Deutsche Bank. On Saturday, we are offering the opening session in the “German Haus”, the meeting point of the German community in Austin. In addition to tech pioneer Kevin Ashton, the inventor of the term “Internet of Things,” we also host Daimler chief strategist Wilko Stark and Babak Hodjat, co-founder and CEO of Sentient Technologies. Come join us in Austin and get connected to the future!

For additional information, see the “driving news” blog offered by Messe Frankfurt.

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Kevin Ashton

Kevin Ashton

Kevin Ashton

Co-Founder & CEO, Zensi; Inventor of the “Internet of Things”

Kevin Ashton is a visionary technologist and an expert in digital transformation. He coined the term “the Internet of Things.” The European Commission, the Chinese government, and the US National Intelligence
Council all describe the Internet of Things as one of the major technologies of the 21st Century. In in 2013, the term was added to the Oxford Dictionaries. Kevin Ashton is the author of the How To Fly A Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, which was described by the Toronto Post as “the last book about creativity you’ll ever need to read,” and named 2015 Business Book of the Year by 800-CEO-READ. His writing about innovation and technology has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Politico, and Quartz. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and took it from a converted broom closet to a global organization with six labs around the world, 103 corporate sponsors, and over a hundred researchers. And he has led three highly successful tech start-ups, most recently Zensi, which he co-founded and sold to
Belkin in 2010. As a result, Kevin has a unique, real-world perspective on what it takes to build organizations that are innovative and how to be an innovator in organizations that aren’t. He has been called “the father of the Internet of Things” by Newsweek; “a modern-day Johnny Appleseed” by Wired and “a man who will change the world” by RFID Journal. He makes the complicated clear and simple using compelling, engaging true stories and case studies; always makes his audience laugh; and is always willing to tailor his lively, practical lectures to the specific needs of his audience.

John Cryan

John Cryan

John Cryan

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank AG

John Cryan is Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank.
Mr. Cryan became a member of Deutsche Bank’s Supervisory Board in 2013 and served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Risk Committee. He stepped down from the Supervisory Board upon becoming Co-Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Cryan was President for Europe at Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., the Singaporean government-owned investment company, from 2012 to 2014. Previously, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of UBS AG from 2008 to 2011, having worked in numerous corporate finance and client advisory roles at UBS and SG Warburg in London, Munich and Zurich from 1987.
He began his career as a trainee chartered accountant at Arthur Andersen in London. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Babak Hodjat

Babak Hodjat

Babak Hodjat

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sentient Technologies Holdings Limited

Babak Hodjat is a Co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Sentient. A serial entrepreneur, Babak has started numerous Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist.
Prior to co-founding Sentient, he was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. Babak was also a co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc., which was acquired by Sybase in April 2004. He is the primary inventor of Dejima’s patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing – the technology behind Apple’s Siri.
Babak is a published scholar in various fields, including Artificial Life, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, and Distributed Artificial Intelligence. He has 31 granted or pending patents to his name and holds a PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan.

Shantel

Shantel

Shantel

DJ and producer

Stefan Hantel, better known by his stage name Shantel (born 2 March 1968), is a DJ and producer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He is known for his work with gypsy brass orchestras, DJing and remixing traditional Balkan music with electronic beats. Shantel began his DJ career in Frankfurt, Germany, and was inspired by the audience reaction to gypsy brass bands such as Fanfare Ciocărlia and trumpeter Boban Marković to infuse electronically tweaked Balkan gypsy music into his DJ set. Shantel released two compilations of his popular DJ night, Bucovina Club, on his own Essay label, which won the Club Global award in the 2006 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music. He was one of several DJs to remix recordings of Taraf de Haïdouks and Kočani Orkestar on the Electric Gypsyland compilations from Belgium’s Crammed Discs label, and released his next album on that label. He gained popularity in Turkey after recording the clip of ‘Disko Partizani’ in Istanbul.

Foto: Matthias Hombauer

Wilko Stark

Wilko Stark

Wilko Stark

Vice President Strategy, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Cars & CASE

Wilko Stark has been Vice President of the Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Cars Strategy since 2013 and Head of CASE at Daimler since mid of 2017. The acronym CASE stands for the four trends Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, Shared & Services and E-Mobility going to fundamentally change the automotive industry.
Stark’s responsibility is to ensure Mercedes-Benz Cars’ core business profitability and competitiveness by setting up an outstanding product- and technology portfolio as well as pushing forward each C.A.S.E. dimension and their intelligent combination into new, innovative and customer-oriented business models. To achieve a consistent logic from strategy up to implementation, Stark is responsible within the Mercedes-Benz Cars Strategy for the planning, development and production of electric vehicles and is responsible for the integration of all CASE topics.
He started his professional career at the Boston Consulting Group, where he spent eight years mostly serving clients from the automotive industry. In 2007 he began working for Volkswagen AG as Head of the Product Strategy VW Group and VW Passenger Cars. After serving as Head of Products for a brand of the Volkswagen Group, he joined Daimler AG in 2012, initially managing Products & Modules Daimler Trucks.

Jochen Wegner

Jochen Wegner

Jochen Wegner

Chefredakteur, ZEIT ONLINE; Mitglied der Chefredaktion, DIE ZEIT

Jochen Wegner, geboren 1969 in Karlsruhe, ist seit 2013 Chefredakteur von ZEIT ONLINE und seit 2019 Mitglied der Chefredaktion der ZEIT.
Der studierte Physiker und Philosoph begann seine Laufbahn als Wissenschaftsjournalist und arbeitete für die taz, GEO, SPIEGEL Special und den WDR. 2006 wurde Jochen Wegner Chefredakteur von FOCUS Online, seit 2009 war er zudem als Geschäftsführer von TOMORROW FOCUS Media zuständig für Innovationsprojekte.
Gemeinsam mit ZEITmagazin-Chefredakteur Christoph Amend ist Jochen Wegner Gastgeber eines der populärsten deutschen Podcasts: „Alles gesagt?“ dauert genau so lange, bis der Gesprächspartner findet, nun sei alles gesagt.
Auszeichnungen: Chefredakteur des Jahres (2016, Medium Magazin), Grimme Online Award (2018), Digital Leader in Gold (Lead Awards 2018), Scoop Award (Scoopcamp 2018)

Foto: Meiko Herrmann/ZEIT ONLINE

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Christoph Bornschein

Christoph Bornschein

Christoph Bornschein

Mitgründer und Geschäftsführer, Torben, Lucie und die gelbe Gefahr GmbH & TLGG Consulting GmbH

Christoph Bornschein ist Mitgründer und Geschäftsführer von Torben, Lucie und die gelbe Gefahr (TLGG), der Agentur für Digital Business, ebenso wie Geschäftsführer der seit 2018 ausgegründeten TLGG Consulting GmbH. Die 2008 gegründete Agentur ist heute 180 Mitarbeiter stark und zweifacher Träger des Titel „Agentur des Jahres“ des Deutschen Preises für Onlinekommunikation. Seit Januar 2015 ist TLGG Teil des weltweit zweitgrößten Kommunikationsnetzwerks Omnicom.
Der gebürtige Berliner und sein Team beraten internationale Unternehmen bei der strategischen Nutzung sozialer und digitaler Technologien. Christoph Bornschein ist Autor zahlreicher Fachbeiträge zu den Themen des digitalen Wandels sowie Kolumnist im Manager Magazin. Als gefragter Referent auf Konferenzen und Kongressen setzt er neue Impulse zum Thema Digitalisierung.

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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Businessman, investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks

Since the age of 12, Mark has been a natural businessman. Selling garbage bags door to door, the seed was planted early on for what would eventually become long-term success. After graduating from Indiana University – where he briefly owned the most popular bar in town – Mark moved to Dallas. After a dispute with an employer who wanted him to clean instead of closing an important sale, Mark created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service. He went on to later sell MicroSolutions in 1990 to CompuServe.

In 1995, Mark and long-time friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet based solution to not being able to listen to Hoosiers Basketball games out in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com – streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would be sold to Yahoo for $5.6 billion dollars.

Since his acquisition of the Dallas Mavericks in 2000, he has overseen the Mavs competing in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2006 – and becoming NBA World Champions in 2011. They are currently listed as one of Forbes’ most valuable franchises in sports.

In addition to the Mavs, Mark is chairman and CEO of AXS tv, one of ABC’s “Sharks” on the hit show Shark Tank, and an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of businesses. He lives in Dallas with wife Tiffany, daughters Alexis and Alyssa, and son Jake.

Charles Ortiz

Dr. Charlie Ortiz

Dr. Charlie Ortiz

Director, Laboratory for AI & Natural Language Processing, Nuance

Charles Ortiz ist Director AI & Reasoning Group des Nuance-Labors für Sprachtechnologie und Künstliche Intelligenz in Sunnyvale, Kalifornien. Vor seiner Zeit bei Nuance war er Direktor der Abteilung für Multiagentensysteme des KI-Centers bei SRI International. Das Hauptinteresse seiner Forschung gilt den Multiagentensystemen (kollaborative Sprachdialogassistenten, der Wissensrepräsentation und Logik sowie der Robotik (kognitive und teambasierte Robotertechnik und dialogbasierte Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion). Er hat mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung im technischen Bereich, im Leiten von großen Projekten und in der Entwicklung strategischer Visionen. Dr. Ortiz hat einen Bachelor of Science in Physik vom MIT, einen Master of Science in Computerwissenschaften von der Columbia University und außerdem einen Doktortitel in Computer-und Informationswissenschaften von der Universität Pennsylvania.

Nat Parker

Nat Parker

Nat Parker

CEO, moovel North America

Nat Parker is the CEO of moovel North America. moovel N.A. works to bring mobility solutions for public and alternative transportation options to North American cities through three distinctive but complementary products: moovel transit, RideTap, and the moovel app. The company is part of moovel Group GmbH, a subsidiary of Daimler AG.

Prior to leading moovel N.A., Parker co-founded and served as CEO of GlobeSherpa, a market leader in mobile ticketing technology for public transportation. GlobeSherpa launched the nation’s first multimodal white-label mobile ticketing app, TriMet Tickets, in Portland, Oregon in September 2013. Under Parker’s leadership, GlobeSherpa grew to service 16 transit agency clients in eleven U.S. cities. Following the merger of GlobeSherpa and RideScout as moovel N.A., GlobeSherpa’s mobile ticketing platform evolved to become moovel transit.

Before his work at GlobeSherpa, Parker worked as a Project Manager for Element Power, overseeing the development of utility-scale wind and solar projects in the Western U.S., as well as for Pacific Crest Securities, a technology-focused investment bank. Parker also worked as Regional Manager for the Sierra Club in Oregon and Idaho, and served two years as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. He graduated with a B.A .in Political Science from James Madison University and a Masters in International Management from Portland State University.  Nat was recognized as one of Portland’s ‘40 Under 40’ leaders in 2014.

Chris Valasek

Chris Valasek

Chris Valasek

Security Lead, Uber Advanced Technologies Center

Chris Valasek, Leiter der Sicherheitsabteilung des Uber Advanced Technologies Center und bekannter Autohacker zu guten Zwecken, ist seit vielen Jahren im Bereich Fahrzeugsicherheit tätig. Er hat sich auf offensive Forschungsstrategien mit einem Schwerpunkt auf Nachkonstruktion (Reverse Engineering) und kommerzielle Auswertung spezialisiert. Sein wohl größter Coup bestand darin, einen fahrenden Jeep Cherokee des Baujahrs 2014 aus mehr als 16 Kilometern Entfernung zu manipulieren, und gemeinsam mit seinem Forschungskollegen Charlie Miller die Kontrolle über das Fahrzeug zu übernehmen. Valasek hat sich in der Autobranche dadurch einen Namen gemacht, dass er schwerwiegende Sicherheitslücken von Automobilen aufgedeckt hat. Seine Erkenntnisse haben zum Beispiel dazu geführt, dass Fiat Chrysler 1,4 Millionen Fahrzeuge zurückgerufen hat. Valasek ist einer der ersten Forscher, die sich eingehend mit dem Thema Fahrzeugsicherheit auseinandergesetzt haben, und seine Materialsammlung zu der Frage, wie man Fahrzeuge manipulieren kann, deren Steuerung auf der Netzwerktechnologie CAN (Controller Area Network) basiert, ist auf weltweites Medieninteresse gestoßen.
Valaseks Hacking-Aktion des Jeep Cherokee hat Uber dazu veranlasst, ihn zum Security Lead (Leiter der Sicherheitsabteilung) ihres Advanced Technologies Center zu machen. Für seine Verdienste um die Automobilindustrie wurde Valasek in LinkedIns Next Wave-List aufgenommen. Darin sind 150 Top-Experten im Alter von unter 36 Jahren vertreten, die verschiedene
Branchen nachhaltig geprägt haben.

Jochen Wegner

Jochen Wegner

Jochen Wegner

Chefredakteur, ZEIT ONLINE; Mitglied der Chefredaktion, DIE ZEIT

Jochen Wegner, geboren 1969 in Karlsruhe, ist seit 2013 Chefredakteur von ZEIT ONLINE und seit 2019 Mitglied der Chefredaktion der ZEIT.
Der studierte Physiker und Philosoph begann seine Laufbahn als Wissenschaftsjournalist und arbeitete für die taz, GEO, SPIEGEL Special und den WDR. 2006 wurde Jochen Wegner Chefredakteur von FOCUS Online, seit 2009 war er zudem als Geschäftsführer von TOMORROW FOCUS Media zuständig für Innovationsprojekte.
Gemeinsam mit ZEITmagazin-Chefredakteur Christoph Amend ist Jochen Wegner Gastgeber eines der populärsten deutschen Podcasts: „Alles gesagt?“ dauert genau so lange, bis der Gesprächspartner findet, nun sei alles gesagt.
Auszeichnungen: Chefredakteur des Jahres (2016, Medium Magazin), Grimme Online Award (2018), Digital Leader in Gold (Lead Awards 2018), Scoop Award (Scoopcamp 2018)

Foto: Meiko Herrmann/ZEIT ONLINE

Dieter Zetsche

Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Vorsitzender des Vorstands, Daimler AG

Dr. Dieter Zetsche ist seit dem 16. Dezember 1998 Vorstandsmitglied und seit dem 1. Januar 2006 Vorsitzender des Vorstands der Daimler AG. Er ist ebenfalls Leiter des Geschäftsfeldes Mercedes-Benz Cars. Davor hatte er verschiedene Positionen im Unternehmen inne, u.a. als Präsident Mercedes-Benz Argentina (1989), Präsident Freightliner Corp. (1991), Vorstandsmitglied verantwortlich für Nutzfahrzeuge (1999), CEO Chrysler Group (2000). Dr. Dieter Zetsche wurde am 5. Mai 1953 in Istanbul, Türkei, geboren. Nach der Schulzeit in Frankfurt und dem Abitur studierte er von 1971 bis 1976 Elektrotechnik an der Universität Karlsruhe mit dem Abschluss als Diplomingenieur. 1976 trat er in den Forschungsbereich der damaligen Daimler-Benz AG ein. Herr Dr. Zetsche promovierte 1982 an der Universität Paderborn zum Dr.-Ing.

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