June, 2020
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DAY 1, 13TH OF JUNE 2019

11:00

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

AI & ROBOTICS

OPENING KEYNOTE: GET READY FOR THE FUTURE!

Bucharest Robots

3-5CU

Stage Host


Cavaleria

George Buhnici

Stage Host and Founder

11:20

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

AI & ROBOTICS

SPECIAL KEYNOTE: UiPath's Vision on Automation - The Future of Work is Already Here

UiPath

Sonia Pintea

Global Partner Development Director

"UiPath's Vision on Automation - The Future of Work is Already Here"
11:45

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

AI & ROBOTICS

SESSION 1: HOW AI, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION WILL TRANSFORM THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Google

Dan Oros

Head of Marketing Romania

"Artificial Intelligence for Everyone: The Google Approach"
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Ms. AI

Nancy Nemes

Founder

"AI Made in Europe - how humans and machines can #harmonAIze"
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Criteo

Romain Lerallut

Engineering Director


Thales Alenia Space

Catalin Alexandru Zamfir

Software Architect

"Artificial Intelligence through Human Intelligence @Thales"
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Information Services Group (ISG)

Wayne Butterfield

Director Cognitive Automation &Innovation

13:30
13:45

TECH & DEMOCRACY

SPECIAL KEYNOTE: Investigating IoT Crime: CyberSecurity in the age of digital

FBI

Dean Kinsman

Supervisory Special Agent

"Don't be a cyber victim"
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14:15

ADVERTISING & MARCOM

eCOMMERCE & RETAIL

DIGITAL CONTENT & ADTECH

SESSION 2: BIG DATA, CONSUMER PROFILING and THE LATEST TRENDS IN PERFORMANCE MARKETING and eCOMMERCE

Taboola

Marc Thomas

Managing Director - UK & Emerging Markets

"Tips & Trends: Best Practices in Performance Marketing"
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Pay U

Marius Costin

Country Manager

"Online payments – the universal language of trust"
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iCrossing UK

Alex Douglas - Mann

Senior SEO Director

"Content marketing. The Agency perspective"

Mediacom

Oliver Gertz

Programmatic Lead Global Clients

"Achieve better results with in CEE today with Custom Programmatic Algorithms"

Salesforce

Robbie Kearns

EMEA Regional VP Marketing


ForestView

Kostas Kampakis

Managing Director

"Branding Engineered to Perform"
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16:15
16:30

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

ADVERTISING & MARCOM

SPECIAL KEYNOTES: MEET THE EXPERTS OF DISRUPTION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - UNCONVENTIONAL IDEAS

Amazonienii

Alex Huditan

Founder

"How to Have a Profitable Business with Amazon FBA in 2019"
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Sleeknote

Mogens Moller

CEO & Co-Founder

"How to Compete Against the Big Fish"
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CONVERSIONISTA

John Ekman

Founder & CEO

"What is broken in digital transformation?"
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Pollfish

John Papadakis

Founder

"Digital transformation with agile market research"
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19:30

VIDEO GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT

NETWORKING & FUN: Drinks, Live DJ's by RedBull and Networking @ The UPGRADE 100 Summer Playground

DAY 2, 14TH OF JUNE 2019

11:00

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

UPGRADE 100 Startups: Opening Debate

Host:

start-up.ro

Octavian Palade

Events & Content Strategist


Guests:

Gecad Investments

Radu Georgescu

Founder


Credo Ventures

Ondrej Bartos

General Partner


GapMinder

Dan Mihaescu

Founding Partner


OTB Ventures

Krzysztof Palucki

Associate


Endeavor Greece

Panagiotis Karampinis

Managing Director


Mozaik

Vlad Busila

Managing Partner

11:30

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

SESSION 1: MEET THE GROWTH HACKERS - HOW TO GROW FAST AT A GLOBAL SCALE

PR Hacker

Ben Kaplan

Founder

"PR Hacking techniques"

Recruitee

Ferdinand Goetzen

Chief Growth Officer

"Building the ultimate team for Growth"
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GrowthRocks

Theodore Moulos

CEO & Founder

Adrian Vlasiu

Country Manager Romania

"Growth hacking:13 reasons why."
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Spherik Accelerator

Cristina Juc

Project Manager & Stage Host

"Help Startups Grow Internationally"
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13:00
13:15

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

AI & ROBOTICS

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

SPECIAL MOMENT: UIPATH - FROM 100 MILLION TO 7 BILLION USD IN 2 YEARS

Discover the mind blowing story behind the fastest growing enterprise software company in history: how to take over the world from Bucharest, Romania

UiPath

Razvan Atim

Business Development Manager

"From 100 Million to 7 Billion USD in 2 years"
13:30

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

DEBATE and Q&A: CORPORATIONS vs STARTUPS - WHAT A BIG COMPANY CAN OFFER TO A STARTUP?

Host:

Gecad Ventures

Bogdan Iordache

Partner


Guests:

Orange Romania

Monica Obogeanu

Startup Programs Manager


BCR

Ionut Stanimir

Director of Marketing & Communication


InnoEnergy CE

Lukasz Skarka

Investment Manager


AIESEC

Konstantinos Iliopoulos

President


Carrefour

Catalin Samara

COO


MOLGROUP

Zsolt Winkler

Head of Innovation Hub


Oracle Startup Ecosystem - EMEA

Monica Bratu

Program Manager

14:15

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

SESSION 2: CASE STUDIES by ORANGE Fab - HOW TO GAIN TIME AND SPEED WORKING WITH A BIG COMPANY?

Orange Romania

Monica Obogeanu

Startup Programs Manager

"Corporate – startups collaboration"
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KFactory

Vlad Cazan

Co-Founder

"Industry 4.0 – How emerging technologies change the manufacturing process"

CBNAgro.tech

Bogdan Nourescu

Co-Founder

"Smart Agriculture – How technology is helping farmers improve their business"

uRADMonitor

Radu Motisan

Founder

"Affordable access to data about our living conditions. How do we take action?"

Orange Foundation

Adina Rosca

Digital education expert @ Digitaliada

"Advantages of using digital methods in education - a new approach of the teaching-learning-evaluation process"
16:00
16:15

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

DEBATE and Q&A: THE INVESTORS' AGORA - MEET YOUR FUTURE PARTNERS

Host:

FintechOS

Sergiu Negut

Co-Founder & Board Director


Guests:

Endeavor Greece

Panagiotis Karampinis

Managing Director


0 Day Capital

Dragos Stanescu

CEO


Flashpoint Venture Capital

Marton Medveczky

VC


Journey Partners

Brian Marrinan

Managing Partener


Velocity.Partners VC

Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou

Co-Founder & General Partner


Abilito Capital

Mihai Sfintescu

Managing Director


TechAngels

Malin-Iulian Stefanescu

Presedinte


GapMinder

Cosmin Ochisor

Partner


V7 Capital

Iulian Circiumaru

Partner

17:15
17:30

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

DEMO DAY BATCH #3: Techcelerator

185 CEE startups applied, 26 pitched in front of a jury in Selection final phase and the best teams made it to Techcelerator Batch#3. Come to see the next Romanian gazelles and unicorns pitching their ideas to get investments from GapMinder Venture Partners and make their products known to the world!

Techcelerator

Cristina Țoncu

Program Director

"Techcelerator Key Facts + Batch# 3 Founders Pitch Session - 9 teams pitching for second investment round of 50keuro offerd by GapMinder."
18:45
19:00

STARTUPS & INVESTMENTS

THE UPGRADE 100 ELEVATOR PITCH

100 floors and 200 seconds to win the chance for a 50k EUR investment from GapMinder. Up to 15 startups will showcase live-on-stage. Our jury will decide who THE UPGRADE 100 ELEVATOR WINNER is - but also the public vote will matter for the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD.
Jury:
Malin-Iulian Stefanescu (TechAngels)
Panagiotis Karampinis (Endeavor Greece)
Louise Beaumont (techUK, Pay.UK)
Marius Ghenea (3TS Capital)
Mihai Sfintescu (Abilito Capital)
Dan Mihaescu (GapMinder)
Zsolt Winkler (MOLGROUP)
Ionut Stanimir (BCR)
Radu Georgescu (Gecad Investments)
Andrei Pitis (Fitbit)
Nicolas Baghdadi (UiPath)
Sorin Alexa (0 Day Capital)
Monica Obogeanu (Orange Romania)
Ion Sturza (Fribourg Capital)
20:30

VIDEO GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT

STANDUP COMEDY NIGHT with Jeff Leach on UPGRADE Stage 1

Our famous Chief Entertainment Officer to draw the festival's conclusions in his own way...

Upgrade 100

Jeff Leach

Chief Entertainment Officer

21:30

VIDEO GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT

FAREWELL DRINKS AND NETWORKING in The UPGRADE 100 Summer Playground

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