Leaders and CEOs from a range of industries are reshaping their businesses to enable digitalisation, resulting in greater efficiency and significant business growth. The EIT Digital Conference 2018 will bring together acclaimed entrepreneurs with expertise in disruptive digital innovation, who serve as inspiring examples of digital transformation.
Jackson Bond: Digitally Innovating the Industrial Market
Jackson Bond is co-founder of relayr, a rapidly-growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) powerhouse founded in 2013 with offices in Germany, Poland, the UK and the US. relayr provides software, hardware and consultation services to help industrial and manufacturing companies meet the challenges of digitalisation while reducing financial risks. Bond has over 15 years of experience in the IoT and mobile-internet field, having built and managed numerous startups and international companies based on customer centred innovation. He is also an advisor to Jobspotting and has built businesses and products for XING and Holtzbrinck.
Emanuele Angelidis: Supporting IoT Startups
Emanuele Angelidis is CEO of Breed Reply, an investor in early-stage businesses that deliver innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in response to real needs. After co-founding FastWeb and selling it to Swisscom for over €4 billion in 2010, he co-founded Breed Reply in 2014. Breed Reply offers not only funding but also in-depth support and know-how, as well as access to a vast network of people across Europe and the US. Having already invested in 18 startups including Callsign and Senseye, Angelidis is always looking to invest in new IoT startups across a range of industries, from healthcare to manufacturing.
Xin Hu: From EIT Digital Alumnus to CEO
Xin Hu, one of EIT Digital Master School’s own graduates, is co-founder and CEO of MatchX, a Berlin-based IoT scaleup providing end2end LPWAN solutions for a range of sectors. With nothing but their LPWAN expertise, Xin Hu and his team began manufacturing products in February 2017. Thanks to an investment from an angel investor at Deutsche Telecom, they immediately started to see sales revenues and won the Deep Tech Award the same year. Today, with customers across the world, MatchX are at the forefront of the Digital Data Network, valued at between 10 to 20 million dollars. Xin Hu wants to continue expanding his business by seeking out companies across Europe who may need the technology that MatchX offers.
Tuomas Syrjänen: An Inspiring Example of Digital Transformation
Tuomas Syrjänen is co-founder of Futurice, a Helsinki-based software agency formed of experts in design, development, data science and consultation that help corporations from a range of industries reshape their businesses to achieve true digitalisation. Since co-founding Futurice in 2000, he has helped it become one of the fastest growing technology companies in Finland, with operations now in Tampere, Berlin, Dusseldorf and London. Syrjänen was chosen Leader of the Year by Fakta magazine in 2013, and is an internationally acclaimed speaker on building international growth organisations based on agility, lean, transparency and trust.
The EIT Digital Conference will be held in Brussels on 11 September 2018. Get inspired by renowned digital leaders and meet potential partners from a diverse range of organisations who will help you implement digital strategies in your business. Find out more about our speakers, panels and networking opportunities, and sign up to receive updates about the conference.