GoBeyond talk series: Innovate, Build, Scale

Technologies that will shape the post-COVID world

At this time the full extent of COVID-19’s impact on human life, the global economy, and enterprises is not yet known. But it has already become an extraordinary catalyst for change, amplifying innovation and opening up new opportunities.

Join the launch event of our brand new talk series to hear fresh insights into technology trends like 5G, AI and Blockchain, that are behind the future solutions. Become part of the discussion on how we can build a better normal and leverage emerging opportunities together with leading industry experts, investors and entrepreneurs.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

15:00 – 18:00 CET




15:00 – 15:10
Welcome by GoBeyond and Event Moderator

Event moderator: Ramona Liberoff

Ramona works at the intersection of investment, innovation, and emerging markets. She is the former COO of the Innogy Innovation Hub, which invested in businesses working in the future of renewable energy-including leading the Berlin based blockchain team. She was formerly CEO of SPRING Accelerator in East Africa and South Asia and been a long-term early stage investor in impact and technology start-ups as well as a several-time founder, most recently of an inclusive transport start-up. Ramona is currently supporting two investment funds with their thesis and impact, working extensively with Civocracy on better democratic and citizen engagement, and with DFID funded partnerships for forests in Brazil, Indonesia and Africa.

15:10 – 15:30
Fireside Chat

Ramona Liberoff will chat on what to expect from 5G with Ronan Dunne, CEO of Verizon Consumer Group

At Verizon Ronan leads the teams responsible for providing wireline voice, data and TV products and services and wireless connected experiences to more than 100 million consumers every day. In addition, his teams are helping to build the first 5G technology network that will redefine how customers live, work and play.

15:30 – 16:15
Two panel discussions running in parallel

AI, becoming central to every aspect of our life (panel)
It’s predicted that most companies will be using it within their operations within five years. Hear how AI will make your business more efficient and better able to serve your customers.

Panelists: Terry Canning, CEO of CattleEye, Penny Schiffer, Co-Founder & CEO of Raized.ai, Volker Hirsch, Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners.

Blockchain, critical infrastructure or nice to have? (panel)
During the pandemic, different solutions based on blockchain technologies have emerged to help deal with the global crisis and this is set to continue. We will look at how blockchain technology can offer opportunities to increase trust & transparency.

Panelists: Troy Norcross, Co-Founder of Blockchain Rookies, Flavia Popescu-Richardson, Vice President of Silicon Valley Bank.

16:15 – 16:30
Mini networking break

Connect with like-minded individuals and expand your network

16:35 – 17:20
Two panel discussions running in parallel

Impact and profitable growth go hand in hand (panel)
Impact investing means investing in companies that aim to deliver meaningful societal outcomes by addressing the world’s major social and environmental challenges, while at the same time producing a financial return.

Panelists: Paolo Pio, Managing Director Europe of Joyance Partners and Social Starts, Elena Corchero, Director of Emerging Technologies.

Now is not the time for complacency – Building a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem (panel)
Core to the growth and high competitiveness of the entrepreneurial ecosystem is tackling the lack of women and underrepresented minorities. How a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fosters the advancement of ground-breaking ideas and can accelerate change at these challenging times?

Panelists: Azahara Espejo, Head of Business Development of Crowdcube South Europe, Furkan Karayel, CEO of Diversein.com.

17:20 – 17:35
Mini networking break

Connect with like-minded individuals and expand your network

17:35 – 17:45
Closing remarks

Wrapping up the event with key highlights

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