From the founders of Europe’s premiere Mobile Marketing Innovation Day, comes Moving Forward, a conference celebrating innovation, thought-provoking conversations, and meaningful connections.
Following it’s inaugural 2017 event in Vienna, Moving Forward will bring executives, tech founders, startups, creatives, and industry leaders together in New York City on February 22, 2018 for a one-day, intimate event that will cover the most important tech, business, and cultural trends of our time.
Move Forward in 2018 with insight and inspiration to shape the future, instead of being determined by it.
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The story of our future is an interdisciplinary one. Moving Forward brings together diverse speakers and perspectives for one day of thought-provoking presentations covering the most important tech, business, and cultural trends of our time. Be inspired by these leading minds from across industries, fields, and schools of thought. Learn what they envision is coming, and how you can be a part of and help shape the future.
The Future of Innovation – Fusing the Arts and Technology
By Domhnaill Hernon Head of Innovation Incubation & Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.) at Nokia Bell Labs, New Jersey
9:00 - 9:25
Do you ever wonder why there is so much difference in the world between people/cultures/race/religion/politics? Our ability to communicate with others via text, voice and visuals is severely limited because those modes of communication do not transmit emotion/sentiment/cognition. Furthermore, the ability of humans to sense the world is severely limited because our senses operate at a fraction of the animal kingdom. What if we could use technology to break down barriers between people/cultures/race/religion/politics? What if we could use technology to augment our senses and effectively create a 6th sense to enable greater perception of the world around us, to make visible the invisible signals that allude us and to enable empathic communication between people so as to deepen interpersonal understanding? In this talk I will share how we are collaborating with the artistic/creative community to create a new language of empathic communication to break down these barriers. I will share examples of these collaborative works and share our vision for the future of art and technology.
European Union data protection law requires the application of transparency to operators who use algorithmic decision-making in order to protect an individual’s private data. This talk clarifies the requirements in light of the new General Data Protection Regulation. Specific attention is paid to the so-called ‘right to explanation’ and how this affects businesses. I argue that the existence of a legally binding ‘right to explanation’ in the GDPR is doubtful and even if it came into being, restrictions and carve-outs severely limit its impact
Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future
What is machine learning? Why has it been getting so much attention recently? And what should we look forward to, and be worried about, as machine learning advances?
Smartwatch Technology & Traditional Swiss Watch Manufacturing
By Peter Stas President Frederique Constant Group, Geneva
10:35 - 11:00
In 2015 Frederique Constant introduced the first Swiss made Horological Smartwatch, powered by MMT SwissConnect and entirely displayed with an analog dial, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. In 2018, the Brand will introduce a revolution in Swiss Watch Industry, combining three unique technologies ever in Swiss watchmaking. The company continues to embrace innovation to offer creativity and exceptional value.
From good-looking bookstores and integrated wellness concepts, go on a tour of the trends affecting both the hospitality and retail industry today. Through inspiring photos and interesting facts, experience a global tour of game-changing design.
How Branding can lead to your Business’s Success or Failure
Utilizing PR to amplify your brand's reach and reputation is one of the most powerful tools in a marketers arsenal, yet many companies do not fully understand it's impact or how to properly implement it. Richard Lorenzen is the CEO of New York public relations firm Fifth Avenue Brands and will walk you through the power that a meaningful PR strategy holds and how to implement it in your company.
Find out more about the benefits of a flexible workspace solution
Diversity includes Disability
By Chancey Fleet Assistive Technology Coordinator – Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York City
12:45 - 1:10
From ride-sharing apps to cloud-based productivity tools, we all depend on other people and systems to get things done. People with disabilities can contribute to our interdependent society when we have the right systems in place, and when the people we interact with become our allies.
Fire Side Chat: Walls to Meaningfulness and Communities
We as a society are at the cusp of a truly global community. What will this look like and what does it mean? Over two billion people are already connected through Facebook, breaking new ground in human history; however, digital loneliness is rising and social trust is declining. The 2016 US election highlighted the impact of online echo chambers and how far we have to go to restore social unity. Join this lively fireside chat as the panelists will explore ways we can build meaningful communities on- and offline, and how we can build a better future, together.
The New Legal Landscape for Crowdfunding, Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings in the United States
By Lukas Stahl Managing Attorney Stahl Law, New York City / Los Angeles
1:40 - 2:05
Some say: Crypto, Crowd and Coins are the new secret keys to get rich quick. Some say: This is the New Wild West. Some say: Finally free from fancy funds. And Regulation. Some say: Fraud and Buyer Beware! At Moving Forward we will tell you what we know for sure, the key concepts to stay out of trouble and take full advantage of the real opportunities Crypto, Crowd and Coins present.
How to successfully integrate Innovation through Partnering in Corporations
By Thomas Kicker Head Group Partnering & Business Development – T-Mobile, San Francisco
2:05 - 2:30
Win with partners … Big corporations have realized that proactively embracing innovation from partners is vital. While that applies to both, big strategic alliances and small POCs with Start-ups, the collaboration with the latter plays a very important role. Start-ups are not only a source for unconventional and often cheaper sources for solutions, but they also inject fresh blood in the giants venes. Yet, this is easer said than done. Like the majority of big mergers, also the big and small partnerships are often failing. Partnering is a very special discipline, from scouting via growth to the potential dissolving.
I will talk about how Deutsche Telekom Group approaches its strategic conviction of “winning with partners” and show some successful examples and some, where we learned.
IT Security: What your Smartphone is capable of doing, and how you can protect yourself
Felix will talk about the technical capabilities of modern smartphones applications, how companies can potentially abuse them, and how you can protect yourself. Amongst other things he'll talk about how hidden metadata like your physical location is stored on photos, allowing companies generate a precise path of your recent movements.
Panel: How Female Entrepreneurship makes the World a better Place
Cognitive and AI: What's real, what's coming and what's in it for you
By Bjorn Austraat Global Leader - Cognitive Visioning and Strategy, IBM Watson, New York City
3:45 - 4:10
Cognitive and AI: What's real, what's coming and what's in it for you
Beyond buzzwords and hype, Bjorn will take you through specific applications of Cognitive and AI technologies in a number of domains from health to commerce to education. He will discuss the impact of AI on the workforce of the future and demonstrate live examples of cognitive technologies including visual recognition as well as deep linguistic and sentiment analysis.
This is what you can expect at the Moving Forward Conference NYC!
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MOVING FORWARD - SHAPING THE FUTURE
Moving Forward, a conference celebrating innovation, thought-provoking conversations, and meaningful connections. Moving Forward will bring executives, tech founders, startups, creatives, and industry leaders together in New York City on February 22, 2018 for a one-day, intimate event that will cover the most important tech, business, and cultural trends of our time.
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