Explore is a by-invitation-only, free, high level leadership event at Epicenter Amsterdam, the city’s new digital innovation house.
We promise a day of digital opportunities, international top speakers and Epicenter magic followed by matchmaking, experience sharing, technology safaris and more.
A taste of the Epicenter magic
Who is invited?
EXPLORE invites professionals and leaders interested in digital business opportunities and in staying ahead in an increasingly fast moving environment where technology creates threats and opportunities for every industry and every company.
A vibrant mix of scale ups, entrepreneurs, executives from different industries and disciplines, advisors, academics, marketers, technologists and aficionados.
Agenda April 25
09:30 Registration & snacks
10:00 Welcome to the Epicenter of digital innovation – supercharging digital innovation
Ola Ahlvarsson, founder Epicenter and serial entrepreneur.
10:15 Exponential opportunities– Up close with a Singularity University thought leader.
Hajo van Beijma, COO, Singularity University Holland.
10:30 Driving digital innovation – learnings from the innovation labs at Epicenter
Mahesh Kumar, CEO, Result, innovation and scaleup-expert.
10:45 Making Amsterdam the best place for scaleup entrepreneurs
Janneke Niessen, serial entrepreneur, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Improve Digital.
Janet Bumpas, Program Director, ScaleUpNation.
Cecilie Chen, Head of Business Development, Acast.
11:05 The future of work
11:15 Making Amsterdam a tech capital
Ger Baron, CTO City of Amsterdam.
11:30 The future of what was formerly known as advertising
Marketer sessions with our friends from OnBrand.
11:45 Men need more women in the Board room, women need more men in their cap table – The Case for The Next Women Fund 2
Simone Brummelhuis, founder The Next Women
12:00 The cities of the future – smart building, cities and solutions
Coen van Oostrom, Founder and CEO of EDGE Technologies, building a better world.
12:15 Power lunch – Lunch with amazing food from Epicenter’s restaurant and tech safari for those curious to try new technologies
13:00 Make work awesome, the opportunities of creating a disruption-ready, self-managing organization
Arko van Brakel, serial entrepreneur, co-founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Semco Style Institute.
13:20 Intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship in a digital world
13:40 I saw the sign – up close with pop icon Ulf Ekberg, founder of Ace of Base
and investor in the future of the music inudstry
Ulf Ekberg, founder of Ace of Base who with eternal songs like I saw the sign and All that she wants sold more debut albums than any artist before him.
14:00 Key takeaways and great ideas
Expert talks – you choose from different 45 minute thought leader sessions
- Digital transformation leadership – thought leader session with experience sharing.
- Innovation with impact – the no bullshit session about driving innovation.
- Scale ups – Best practice.
- Smart office – making your every day more creative.
Matchmaking sessions and mingle
Technology safari – where you explore new technologies
- VR, AR and mixed reality
- Biohacking your DNA
- Chip implants
Drinks and experience sharing
Pop star and investorFounder of Ace of Base –one of the world’s most selling bands of all times.
Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder BerlageJanneke is co-initiator of InspiringFifty.
Coen van Oostrom
Founder and CEO of EDGE Technologies‘Building a better world.’
Arko van Brakel
Dutch entrepreneur, public speaker and inspirator– driven by entrepreneurship and innovation.
Founder of The Next WomenProviding access to resources for female entrepreneurs.
CTO of the City of AmsterdamResponsible for innovation, R&D and innovation partnerships.
Hajo van Beijma
COO at SingularityU NetherlandsEntrepreneur operating as international leader in the field of technology and human behaviour.
Program Director, ScaleUpNationPreviously Managing Director for Startup Bootcamp/Innoleaps.
Head of business development, Acast
CEO ResultInnovation and scaleup expert
One of Sweden's most experienced tech entrepreneursand kickboxing world champion.
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