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CES Unveiled in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thursday, October 17, 2019  |  9:30-17:00*
Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

CES Unveiled is a full-day technology event that features an informative and thought-provoking conferences program. Industry experts and thought leaders will share insights across the categories of tech for good and resilience.

The event concludes with a four-hour Exhibition and Networking Experience. Attendees and media can tour the exhibit floor and witness the latest game-changing technologies.

Conference programming is open to all registered media, attendees and exhibitors.

7:45 – 8:45

TechLeap.NL & RVO Startup Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

ROOM: Administratie Zaal, First Floor

Presented by: TechLeap.NL

A breakfast session with the 50 chosen Dutch tech startups who will be unveiled during CES Unveiled Amsterdam and who will be showcasing and launching their products at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. 

SPEAKERS:Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA
Focco Vijselaar, Director General for Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate

08:00 – 9:30

On-Site Registration and Badge Pickup

Room: Beursfoyer

Light refreshments will be provided.

8:45 – 9:15

EuroNext Opening Bell

ROOM: Grote Zaal, Ground floor

Presented by: Euronext and Brainport Network

Join us to open the Euronext Amsterdam markets.

PRESENTED BY

Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA
Maurice van Tilburg, Director, Euronext

9:30 – 9:40

Welcome Remarks

ROOM: EFFECTENBEURSZAAL, GROUND FLOOR

PRESENTED BY

Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam

9:40 – 10:25

CES 2020 Preview and Trends in Technology

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

Hear from CTA executives and understand new industry trends and developments to be seen at CES 2020. Catch breaking CES news.

PRESENTED BY

Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA
Steve Koenig, VP, Market Research, CTA
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA

10:25 – 11:05

Open for Innovation – The Unicorn vs the Next European Deep Tech Champion

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

As the Internet Economy enters its next stage of maturity, the new frontier will be science-based deep tech. Europe, with a very strong science base, has a natural advantage in this new frontier. Will this allow it to become a global player creating deep tech unicorns or will it continue to lag behind the United States and China? This panel will explore what policies lead to innovation and whether creating these unicorn companies should always be the end goal.

MODERATOR

HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at TechLeap.NL

Speakers:

Gillian Tans, Chairwoman, Booking.com
Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Dr. Andreas Olmes, Partner, High-Tech Gründerfonds
 

11:05 – 11:15

Remarks

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

Pete Hoekstra, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands

11:15 – 12:00

Creating a Global Marketplace for 5G

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

5G is poised to disrupt industries from healthcare to manufacturing. Meet the companies who are betting on 5G and the next steps and opportunities they face.

MODERATOR

Steve Koenig, VP, Market Research, CTA


Speakers

Babak Fouladi, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, KPN
Stefan Koetz, Head of Customer Unit Western Europe, Ericsson
Hillary Mine, Market Head, Nordic, Baltics and Benelux, Nokia
Gerard de Gaaf, Director, Digital Single Market, European Commission, DG CNECT
Desmond O'Connor, 5G Business Development Leader, Cisco

12:00 – 12:10

Tech Driving Change That Matters

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

Technology can affect change faster and in more meaninful ways than were possible before. Hear about programs driving positive and long-lasting change across the world.

SpeakersMarije Ferwerda, Developer Ecosystem Leader, IBM Cognitive Applications

12:10– 12:20

Unveiling of the 50 Dutch Startups Exhibiting at CES 2020

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor 

PRESENTED BY

TechLeap.NL

Conversation with TechLeap.NL on Tech Improving Lives.

Speakers: HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy at TechLeap.NL
Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA

12:20 – 12:30

Closing Remarks

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

SPEAKER: 
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA

12:30 – 17:00

Exhibition and Networking Experience

Room: Grote Zaal & Graanbeurszaal Ground Floor

See the latest technologies from more than 65 companies and network with industry professionals. Both established brands and budding startups will showcase across emerging technology and trends, around the theme tech for good including: 

  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • AR/VR
  • enterprise solutions
  • health and wellness
  • resilience
  • smart cities


Light refreshments will be provided.

12:30 – 13:30

CEO Round Table Lunch (By Invitation Only)

Room: Mendes da Costa Kamer, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®

A private lunch meeting with a focus on how innovation can be supported across regions.   

12:30 – 13:30

Deep Tech Investor Lunch (By Invitation Only)

Room: Administratie Zaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Brainport Network & Tech Tour

A discussion on strategies for growing deep tech companies with investors and selected startups and scaleups. 

SpeakerKees Koolen, CEO & Chairman, Koolen Industries

13:00– 17:00

KTO Masterclass ‘Through the eyes of…’ (By Invitation Only)

Room: Verwey Kamer, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) & Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA)

A lot of parties have a role in creating impact from knowledge and science. In this masterclass we take a look from the perspectives of various parties: What do companies and large multinationals look at and how do you get on their radar? Why do they choose cooperation or not, what can a KTO do and what is your role as a BD employee or legal to build up a good and sustainable partnership?  

A special part of the program is the feedback of the 10 winning start-ups from the Academic Startup Competition. They will share lessons learned from the start up ecosystem in the US and will highlight how science can contribute effectively to create business with social impact. 


Speakers: Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Frans Feldberg, Professor of Data-Driven Innovation/Associate Dean of Valorization & Industry Relations, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/School of Business & Economics
Olivier Heyning, CEO, LUMICKS
Gigi Wang, Managing Partner, MG Team
Andrew Walsh, Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline
Hans Schikan, Board Member, Health-Holland
Mirjam van Praag, President of Executive Board, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

13:30 – 14:30

The European Innovation Council Roadshow – €3 Billion Funding Available Until 2020!  

Room: Berlage Zaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BYEU Commission

Between 2018 and 2020, a total amount of around €3 billion will be provided via the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to fund the most talented innovators and help their companies scale up and expand beyond European borders. The EIC roadshow will explain how the European Innovation Council pilot works and how entrepreneurs can access the funding. 

ModeratorKaterina Borunska, Policy Officer, European Commission

SPEAKERS

Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Unit, EID Task Force, Financial Instruments, European Commission
Aletta Debernardi, Managing Director, Netherlands eScience Center
Yousef-Yousef, CEO, LG Sonic
Yu Zhang, Head of Unit, European Investment Bank

13:40 – 14:30

Future Fit: Developing Skills for the Unknown

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

TomTom & futurefactor

Intelligent automation is on the rise. While automation and ‘learning machines’ are already replacing repetitive tasks in areas like finance and HR, humans need to adapt, change and upgrade the skills organizations will be looking for. But how do we prepare for a future that we can’t predict? What hurdles do we need to overcome?

This session is a wake up call. We will take a deep dive into how individuals and organizations can prepare for a future that is changing more rapidly than our imagination. 

SPEAKERSCorinne Vigreux, Co-Founder, TomTom
Kerrie Finch, Founding Partner, futurefactor
Nathalie Lam, Head of Global Sponsoships, Philips
Nizar Jouini, Head of Engineering, Reaktor
Lorena Smienk, Student, Codam
 

13:30 – 14:30

Corporate Venturing in the Next Global Tech Wave

Room: Keurzaal, Ground Floor
PRESENTED BYCorporate Venturing Network

Companies need to reinvent themselves every 8-10 years and corporate venturing offers the tools to make this happen by creating new business opportunities. This session will help you gain insights into the broader scope of corporate venturing and explore the entrepreneurial activities aimed at creating new businesses within or in close cooperation with a large organization. Learn about the different flavors of corporate venturing and our view on its next wave. 

Moderator: Corina Kuiper, Managing Director, Corporate Venturing Networks
Speakers:Erik Van der Ende, MSc, Alliander NV
Alberto Prado, Head of Philips HealthWorks, Philips
Max Mouwen, Director Commercial Market, Design & Innovation

13:30 – 14:30

Deep Tech Investor Pitches- Part I

Room: Veilingzaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY Tech Tour & Brainport Network


Learn from leading investors like Tonino Greco (Sony Europe Venturing), and Friedhelm Dorsch (TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG), as they share what they look at when analyzing a company and which segments they invest in. Then join the pitches of some inspiring entrepreneurs and see if matches are made on the spot! If you are a deep tech entrepreneur, this is the place for you to be. 

SpeakersNuno Carvalho, Investment Directo, KBC Fund
Friedhelm Dorsch, principal Expert Technology Scouting, TRUMF GmbH + Co. KG
Miriam Dragstra, CEO, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM)
Tonino Greco, Chief Analyst Technology & Startups, Sony Europe Venturing
Bart Houlleberghs, Fund Manager, TIIN Capital B.V.
Corne Jansen, Partner, INKEF Capital
Marc Lambrechts, Senior Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners NV
Alain le Loux, Partner, Cottonwood Technology Fund
Tom Paffen, Venture Capital Professional, Byblos Ventures B.V.
Reinout van der Meulen, Investment Manager, TIIN Capital B.V.
Peter Vanbekbergen, Partner, imec.xpand
Sander Vonk, General Partner, Volta Ventures
Sun-Joung You, Senior Investment Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH

14:00 – 16:30

Leaders in Tech Tours (By Invitation Only)

Room: Grote Zaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® & Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK)

Politicians, government officials and corporates are given guided tours to exhibition highlights.

14:00 – 15:45

Office Hour with International Trade Counsellors & NL Embassy Startup Liaisons (By Invitation Only)

Room: Mendes da Costa, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

TechLeap.NL & TradeCounsellors.NL

Looking to scale into the European, US or Asian markets? International Trade Counsellors and NL Embassy Startup Liaisons from Paris, London, Berlin, San Francisco and Singapore will be holding office hours on the floor and can help guide you with your exploration of new markets.  

14:45 – 15:45

Financing the Future: The InvestEU Perspective – €650 Billion Funding Available Until 2027!

Room: Berlage Zaal, FIRST FLOOR

PRESENTED BY

EU Commission

InvestEU leverages deep pockets to finance innovation. You will hear how the money will reach SMEs and entrepreneurs focused on innovation, research and digitization. Learn from entrepreneurs who managed to get access to 10M+ funds for their startups/scaleups.

MODERATOR

Florentine Hopmeier, Member of Cabinet Vice-President Katainen, European Commission

Speakers:Dr. Andreas Olmes, Partner, High-Tech Gründerfonds
Hubert Cottogni, Director, Head of Mandate Management, European Investment Fund
Focco Vijselaar, Director General for Enterprise and Innovation, Ministry Economic Affairs and Climate

14:45 – 15:45

Deep Tech Investor Pitches- Part II

Room: Veilingzaal, First Floor
PRESENTED BYTech Tour & Brainport Network

Learn from leading investors like Tonino Greco (Sony Europe Venturing), and Friedhelm Dorsch (TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG), as they share what they look at when analyzing a company and which segments they invest in. Then join the pitches of some inspiring entrepreneurs and see if matches are made on the spot! If you are a deep tech entrepreneur, this is the place for you to be. 

SpeakersNuno Carvalho, Investment Director, KBC Fund
Friedhelm Dorsch, principal Expert Technology Scouting, TRUMF GmbH + Co. KG
Miriam Dragstra, CEO, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM)
Tonino Greco, Chief Analyst Technology & Startups, Sony Europe Venturing
Bart Houlleberghs, Fund Manager, TIIN Capital B.V.
Corne Jansen, Partner, INKEF Capital
Marc Lambrechts, Senior Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners NV
Alain le Loux, Partner, EIT Digital
Tom Paffen, Venture Capital Professional, Byblos Ventures B.V.
Reinout van der Meulen, Investment Manager, TIIN Capital B.V.
Peter Vanbekbergen, Partner, imec.xpand
Sander Vonk, General Partner, Volta Ventures
Sun-Joung You, Senior Investment Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH

14:45 – 15:45

Women in Tech Power Break- How to Crack the Next Frontiers in Tech? (By Invitation Only)

Room: Administratiezaal, First Floor
PRESENTED BY

SparkOptimus & ImpactCity

To enrich our daily lives we have to unite, break silos and make smart use of AI & Robotics. So how do you choose your own path, be a leader and make disruption work in the next decade? The Women in Tech Power Break inspires, drives these conversations, and shows how to put disruption theory into practice — by females in tech.

Speakers:Mona Keijzer, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA
Alexandra Jankovich, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SparkOptimus

15:00 – 17:00

Conquer a Corporate! Innovate Together and Create New Business 

Room: Keurzaal, Ground Floor

PRESENTED BY NL Chamber of Commerce (KVK)

Corporate organizations with innovation challenges are looking for SMEs with expertise and agility. KVK Business Challenge, an open online innovation platform, brings them together so they can team up and create new business.

Join the KVK Business Challenge Experience at CES Unveiled and find out what open innovation has to offer. Onno Aerden talks to successful sme’s, investors and experts about opportunities, challenges and lessons learned in an interactive living room setting. Corporates like Heineken, KPN, PostNL, DAS and T-Mobile present their innovation challenges and challenger Univé launches their innovative sensor technology.

Sign up to the KVK Business Challenge platform now to engage in challenges concerning 5G connectivity, healthcare, AI and vehicle tech and compete for a special CES 2020 VIP package! 

SpeakersKees Koolen, CEO & Chairman, Koolen Industries
Yousef-Yousef, CEO, LG Sonic

16:00 – 17:00

Ask Me Anything- EU Financing Experts Offer Personal Advice

Room: Administratiezaal, First Floor

PRESENTED BY

European Commission

Come with your specific questions on EU funding to experts from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

SpeakersAstrid Bartels, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission- SME Directorate
Katerina Borunksa, Policy Officer, European Commission
Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Unit, EID Task Force, Financial Instruments, European Commission
Tomasz Kozlowski, Head of Innovation Finance, European Investment Fund
Els Sweeney-Bindels, Head of EIB Amsterdam Office, European Investment Bank
Agnieszka Skonieczna, Team Leader, European Commission

16:00 – 17:00

Deep Tech Investor Matchmaking  (By Invitation Only)

Room: Veilingzaal, First Floor

Presented by:
Brainport Network & Tech Tour
One-on-one meetings between entrepreneurs and investors. 

16:00 – 17:00

Open Office Hour with NL Embassy Startup Liaisons 

Room: Graanbeurszaal, Ground Floor
PRESENTED BYTechLeap, RVO & Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

NL Embassy Startup Liaisons from Paris, London, Berlin, San Francisco and Singapore will be holding office hours on the floor from 16:00-17:00 and can help guide you with your exploration of new markets. 

17:00 – 18:30

Closing Reception

Room: Effectenbeurszaal, Ground Floor
PRESENTED BYConsumer Technology Association (CTA)®

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