Prof. Yannis PitsiladisProf. of Sport Science | University of Brighton
Yannis is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton since 2013. He is also Chair of the Scientific Commission at FIMS and Medical and Scientific Commission Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Christian HeckemannManaging Director | gate Garching
Since 2016, Christian is CEO of the Gate Garching incubator where he supports and coaches ground-breaking high-tech start-ups. Previously he worked for the EQS Group in Munich, contributing to its fast growth.
Marcel MezCEO | MEZ Services & Solutions Consulting
Marcel is an expert in m2m, telecommunications, and network infrastructure working for 30 years for global tech corporations. Since 2014, he supports the digitization in the Industrial IoT field as Executive Managing Director at MEZ Consulting.
Dr. Mohan KumarCEO | Fanplay IoT
Mohan is Founder & CEO of Fanplay IoT. He has more than 23 years experience in Biomedical, Semiconductor & Healthcare industries and 5 years of research experience in Neurotech & Wearable systems. Mohan has worked extensively in product innovation and recently, led a team at Philips Healthcare to launch a low-cost, portable ECG for emerging markets like India.
Dr. Johanna MathesProject Manager | Medical Valley EMN e. V.
Johanna is Senior Project Manager at Medical Valley EMN e V., Germany´s leading-edge cluster in the med-tech and health field. With her work, Johanna supports start-ups, established enterprises and health institutions.
Marco SuvilaaksoPrincipal & Founder | GrowTrail Services
Marco is a Product and Business Development Strategist. Since 2020, he is CEO at GrowTrail Services. Previously, he worked for more than 15 years at Polar, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer.
Willem BulthuisCEO | Corporate Ventures Advisory
Willem has 30 years of experience in global high-tech industries as executive. He held positions as board member, CTO etc. Since 2014 active as board member, venture partner, corporate venture capital advisor, business angel and founding partner of Corporate Ventures Advisory.
Jens KraussVice President | CSEM SA
Jens is leading the Systems Division with a 100+ scientist and engineers in its strategic Medical Device Technology and Scientific Instrumentation research activity. His expertise in the field of human vital signs monitoring and mobile patient health has led to a series of key patents, successful technology transfers and start-ups. During his 10-year service as Board member, Jens presided the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) from 2013-2016.
Nick HunnWireless Evagelist
Nick is a technology strategist, serial entrepreneur and author. Since 2009, he is CTO at WIFore. Previously, he has managed successful exits to large tech companies and promoted technical strategies leading to billion-dollar market opportunities.
Roberta GilardiCEO | G-Gravity
Roberta is founder and CEO of G-Gravity and G2 Startups, two business accelerators in Milan, Italy. She is a business coach and an innovation expert with over 25 years of experience.
Alba QuerTech cooperation advisor | ACCIÓ
Alba is in charge of the ICT sector companies within ACCIÓ, the Catalan trade and investment agency which helps businesses boost their competitiveness through innovation and internationalization. She helps companies to find technological partners abroad through ACCIÓ’s 40 foreign offices.
Simon GrayHead of Marketing & Sales | CSEM SA
Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor and IOT business. For the last 10 years he has been responsible for ASIC and IOT business development at CSEM, working with a team of experts to support both SMEs and large corporations worldwide to develop innovative products and strengthen their competitive position via technology transfer and IP licensing.