The Shakedown-Test of AI Investments

Event Overview

1000 Attendees, 18 Speakers, 3h

Date & Time

Thursday, 17 September 2020
16:00 – 19:00 CEST
10:00 – 13:00 EDT 

Location

Virtual Conference

Languages

All sessions are held English

Entry

By invitation and publicly available registration links

Agenda

See below

 

Event Focus in Brief
The pressure is on. The shakedown-test of AI investments is on. Where our focus falls and where our resources are invested are vital for both society and business – if not beyond. Let’s gain experts’ view, varying from startups, VCs and consulting firms, to find out how the AI investment climate has been changing across industries, where risks and opportunities lie, and how we can ensure that both business and society enjoys return on investment of AI.
 

Event Focus in Details
With the growth of big data, cheaper and increased computer power, and deep learning-fueled algorithms, AI fundings are seem to be coming from every corner of the ecosystem. With both public and private sector funders beginning to understand AI’s capabilities and potentials, startups, established technology players, enterprises, governments, VCs and consulting firm investments are skyrocketing into this industry. Venture capital firms are fueling startups and funding the brains behind projects. Governments are pushing funds into AI research and development. Enterprises are allocating their budgets to buying and implementing cognitive technology solution.

To shed light on the current global investment climate, and therefore on how investments in AI have been rethought and shifted, SwissCognitive invited experts and leaders to our next CognitiveVirtual for open and transparent discussions. The global speakers will reveal how the present global challenge impacts investments and budget allocations, and while society and the world is watching closely, where government and VC funds are shifting.

What to expect… and what not to
This is a strictly non-sales event. Therefore, you can expect only content-focused panel discussions and keynotes, giving transparent insights into the current AI investment global ecosystem. No BS Just Content.  

CognitiveVirtual Agenda & Speakers

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

16:00

Welcome by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Founders of SwissCognitive

16:05 – 16:15

Keynote
The Shake-Down Test of AI Investments

Kamales Lardi
Digital Transformation Expert, CEO, Lardi & Partner Consulting

16:15 – 17:00

PANEL DISCUSSION
The AI Investment Landscape – A Global Perspective

PANEL CHAIR
Simon Greenman, Best Practice AI, Co-Founder & Partner, Global AI Council Member at World Economic Forum | Co-founder MapQuest

PANELISTS

Jacques Ludik, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa – MIIA, President – MIIA | Founder & Group CEO, Cortex Group | Founder & CEO, Cortex Logic

Ngozi Bell, Trans Sahara Investment Corporation, Partner, Founder, Investor, Advocate

Deemah AlYahya, WomenSpark, Founder & CEO, Digital Economy Advisor & Innovation Catalyst

17:00 – 17:10

Keynote

Venture Capitals & Investors – The Way Forward

17:10 – 17:50

PANEL DISCUSSION
Venture Capitals & Investors – The Way Forward

PANEL CHAIR
Eric Schmid, Elevate Partners, Founder, Serial Entrepreneur

PANELIST
Penny Schiffer, Raized.ai, Co-Founder, Making Venture Capital Investing more Intelligent with Data

Dr. Daniel M. Böhi, Founder Institute, Director, MAD Strategy, Entrepreneur & Consulting, Managing Director

Matthias Zwingli, Digitalswitzerland, Senior Project Manager Startup Enablement |Connecting Startups, Corporates, Investors & Hubs

Alex Fries, Alpana Ventures SA, Partner, Serial Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

 

17:50 – 18:00

Keynote

Why Invest in AI Now

Ngozi Bell, Trans Sahara Investment Corporation, Partner, Founder, Investor, Advocate

18:00 – 18:40

PANEL DISCUSSION
Why Invest in AI Now

PANEL CHAIR
Thomas Dübendorfer, Internet Entrepreneur and Business Angel, President at Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), Information Security Expert

PANELISTS

Fabian J. G. Westerheide, Rise of AI, CEO & Founder, Entrepreneur & Investor with passion for Artificial Intelligence

Stephanie Schoss, C-Talks, Founder, Executive School – University of St.Gallen – Director

Kamales Lardi, Digital Transformation Expert, CEO, Lardi & Partner Consulting

Dov Bar-Gera, RELE.AI Chairman, Swiss Israel Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board

18:40 – 18:50

Closing Keynote

AI – The Way Forward

Denny Chared
DC Finance’s Family Office & High Net Worth, Founder & Owner

18:55

Event wrap-up by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Founders of SwissCognitive

Panel Chairs & Panelists

Kamales Lardi
Lardi & Partners Consulting
Founder & CEO
Alex Fries

Alex Fries
Alpana Ventures SA
Partner

ThomasDuebendorfer

Thomas Dübendorfer
Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)
President & Founder

 

Jacques Ludik 32

Jacques Ludik
Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa
Founder & President

 

 

Fabian Westerheide

Fabian J. G. Westerheide
Rise of AI
CEO & Founder

Stephanie Schoss33
C-Talks
Founder
Eric Schmid_2

Eric Schmid
Elevate Partners
Founder
 
 

Ngozi Bell2
Trans Sahara Investment Corporation
Partner
Matthias Zwingli
digitalswitzerland
Senior Project Manager Startup Enablement
Deemah AlYahya
WomenSpark
Founder & CEO

 

 

Daniel Boehi

Dr. Daniel M. Böhi
Founder Institute
Director

Penny Schiffer

Penny Schiffer
Raized.ai
Co-Founder

20200525-Simon Greenman

Simon Greenmann
Best Practice AI
Co-Founder & Partner

 

DennyChared_2

Denny Chared
DC Finance’s Family Office & High Net Worth
Founder & Owner

Dov_Bar-Gera

Dov Bar-Gera
RELE-AI
Chairman of the Board

Swiss Israel Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Board

Event Moderators & Facilitators

Dalith Steiger

Dalith Steiger

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

Andy Fitze sw_low

Andy Fitze

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

 

Event Organisation

Livia-550-2

Livia Spiesz

Events & Communication
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

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