Speakers 2019


Get to know the amazing speakers of this year's APW conference programs!





  • Dr. Abid Suleri

  • Panel: How to: Marketplaces in Europe and Asia
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    Loft





    Akshay BD

  • Keynote: Female Entrepreneurial Friendliness India and Berlin: A data-driven 8 city comparison.
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
    Restaurant





    Alejandra van der Biest

  • Panel: Cross border investments. Exchange of boundary-crossing experiences between Germany and Asian countries: honest questions openly answered
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Galerie





    Alexander Jansen

  • Fireside Chat: Policies and projects supporting women founders in India and Berlin
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:35 PM - 1:00 PM
    Matchmaking Area





    Alex Kovbasko

  • Panel: What it means to become and stay Future-Proof - Insights and experiences
    Monday May 13 | 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft

    Keynote: The Real Story Behind China Speed and What Lessons We've Learned!
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Loft

    Pitch Competition
    Tuesday May 14 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Loft

    Allan Chou

  • Panel: Hey city, why so smart?
    Thursday May 16 | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Restaurant





    Amanda Zheng

  • Panel: BIGSUN, as we see it is “A New Model: Startup Corporate Collaboration in India”
    Thursday May 16 | 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
    Main Stage





    Amrita Gandikota

  • Panel: How to: Marketplaces in Europe and Asia
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Loft





    Angela De Giacomo






  • Annabel Yang

  • Panel: BIGSUN, as we see it is “A New Model: Startup Corporate Collaboration in India”
    Thursday May 16 | 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
    Main Stage





    Aravind Raman

  • Innovation and it's diverse shapes - Deep dives into Advanced Materials
    Monday May 13 | 4:35 PM - 4:50 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Keynote: Connecting Asian Origin
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
    Restaurant




    Aravinth Panch

  • Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft





    Arif Havas Oegroseno

  • Is there a social in technology and digitalization?
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    California





    Athena Lam

  • Panel: Asian German Digitization Hub: Collaborating, innovating and disrupting to deal with emerging innovation platforms
    Thursday May 16 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Main Stage





    Augusto Pellarini

  • Keynote: Do your homework before you start innovation - Research before application
    Monday May 13 | 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Bernard Moon

  • Panel: Using instead of owning - Why peer2peer, on demand and ride pooling are ruling the future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:45 PM
    California

    Opening Panel SAP, Daimler, SIEMENS - Moderated chat
    Thursday May 16 | 01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
    Main Stage




    Björn Avemark

  • Startup Stories Part II
    Thursday May 16 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Galerie





    Boris Jitsukata

  • Innovation and it's diverse shapes - Deep dives into Cryptocurrencies
    Monday May 13 | 4:50 PM - 5:05 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Brady Luo

  • Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft





    Cayo Fiebig

  • Opening
    Thursday May 16 | 1:05 PM - 1:20 PM
    Main Stage

    Opening Panel SAP, Daimler, SIEMENS - Moderated chat
    Thursday May 16 | 01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
    Main Stage




    Cedrik Neike






  • Chika Yamamoto

  • Panel: Internationalisation of startups
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    California





    Christian Kluge

  • Workshop: Unlikely Allies
    Thursday May 16 | 3:20 PM - 4:30 PM
    BreaktOut1





    Christian Koch

  • Welcome Note - Introduction Connecting Startup Cities Conference
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:10 AM - 10:15 AM
    Loft

    Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft




    Christian Rickerts

  • Startup Stories Part I
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Galerie





    Claire Gusko

  • APW Opening
    Monday May 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Opening Panel SAP, Daimler, SIEMENS - Moderated chat
    Thursday May 16 | 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
    Main Stage




    Clas Neumann

  • Panel: BIGSUN
    Thursday May 16 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Main Stage





    Debasis Goswami

  • Female Entrepreneurship in Action
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    Loft





    Deepthi Ravula

  • Keynote: "When in Rome, move as the romans do" - Localisation of Mobility Business
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
    Restaurant





    Dennis Fromm

  • Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft

    Panel: How to: Marketplaces in Europe and Asia
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    Loft

    Panel: Autonomous Driving - The bright future or dystopia?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:55 PM
    Loft

    Panel: BIGSUN, as we see it is “A New Model: Startup Corporate Collaboration in India”
    Thursday May 16 | 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
    Main Stage

    Derk Marseille

  • Keynote: The Art of Not being a "POTATO": Reading between lines in order to boost your revenue in Emerging Asian Economies (and reverse)
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
    California





    Dieu Linh Dao

  • Panel: Using instead of owning - Why peer2peer, on demand and ride pooling are ruling the future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:45 PM
    California





    Divya Kalia Sharma

  • Startup Stories Part I
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Galerie





    Dominik Bark

  • Is there a social in technology and digitalization?
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00PM
    California





    Drashtti Vasant

  • Keynote: How private car ownership unlocks sustainable mobility
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
    California

    Panel: Using instead of owning - Why peer2peer, on demand and ride pooling are ruling the future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:45 PM
    California




    Edgar Scholler

  • APW Opening
    Monday May 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Dr. Eric Schweitzer

  • Panel: Digital Innovation Made in China
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    California





    Erik Walenza

  • GovTech Panel - How governments can use tech and data for bettering society
    Monday May 13 | 2:50 PM - 3:35 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Fang-Jui Chang

  • Innovation and it's diverse shapes - Deep dives into AI
    Monday May 13 | 3:55 PM - 4:05 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Feiyu Xu






  • Felix Haas






  • Gaurav Gupta

  • Panel: What it means to become and stay Future-Proof - Insights and experiences
    Monday May 13 | 3:20 PM - 4:10 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Gerrit Dumstorff

  • GovTech Panel - How governments can use tech and data for bettering society
    Monday May 13 | 2:50 PM - 3:35 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Héloise LeMasne

  • Keynotes: "Japan's Growing Startup Ecosystem and Open Innovation" & "Why JAPAN now? - Trustable Global Partner!"
    Tuesday May 14 | 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Loft





    Hitoshi Masuda

  • Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft





    HKelly Hyunjung Shin






  • Htun Khaing Lynn

  • Keynote: New forms of collective living and working in the Chinese countryside
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:25 PM
    Restaurant

    Panel: Hey city, why so smart?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:30PM
    Restaurant




    Dr. Iris Belle

  • Panel: Female Entrepreneurship
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    Loft

    Keynote: Exits for good: rare stories of social enterprise M&As in Asia
    Tuesday May 14 | 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    Loft




    Jah Ying Chung

  • APW Opening
    Monday May 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Joe Kaeser

  • Keynote: Technology - The Catalyst of present and future health
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    California

    Panel: Is there a social in technology and digitalization?
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    California




    Dr. Jubin Shah

  • Panel: Internationalisation of startups
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    California





    Dr. Julia Flötotto

  • Fireside Chat: Policies and projects supporting women founders in India and Berlin
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:35 PM - 1:00 PM
    Matchmaking Area





    Julia Karst

  • GINSEP Workshop: India as a destination for German Startups
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 1:10 PM
    Matchmaking Area





    Julian Zix

  • Panel: Autonomous Driving - The bright future or dystopia?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:55 PM
    Loft





    Jürgen Mayntz

  • Panel: Female Entrepreneurship in Action
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    Loft





    Kaddie Rothe






  • Kyaw Myat Soe

  • Panel: What it means to become and stay Future-Proof - Insights and experiences
    Monday May 13 | 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM
    California

    Keynote: Entering Southeast Asian Marketplaces
    Tuesday May 14 | 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    California




    Lars Voedisch






  • Laurence Bay

  • Workshop: Unlikely Allies
    Thursday May 16 | 3:20 PM - 4:30 PM
    BreaktOut1





    Leon Reiner

  • Pitch Competition
    Tuesday May 14 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Loft





    Lisa Liu

  • Keynote & Workshop: Yays and Nays of intercultural communication
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    Galerie





    Lucas T. Jahn

  • Keynote: Digital Cities - Challenges and Opportunities
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Restaurant

    Panel: Hey city, why so smart?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Restaurant




    Luis Sarre

  • Keynote: Bridging the gap between gender, industry and culture
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
    Loft

    Panel: Hey city, why so smart?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Restaurant




    Lu Ying






  • Makoto Takeda

  • Panel: Is there a social in technology and digitalization?
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    California





    Dr. Maliha Shah

  • Panel: Digital Innovation Made in China
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    California

    Keynote: Top 10 Insights about Chinese e-commerce marketplaces and Chinese consumers
    Tuesday May 14 | 3:00PM - 3:15 PM
    Loft

    Ask Me Anything: Marketplaces in China
    Tuesday May 14 | 3:15 AM - 3:30 PM
    Foyer 1. OG

    Panel: Asian German Digitization Hub: Collaborating, innovating and disrupting to deal with emerging innovation platforms
    Thursday May 16 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Main Stage

    Marcel Münch

  • Keynote & Discussions: Prototyping Futures with Design
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:40 AM - 12:10 AM
    Restaurant

    Panel: Using instead of owning - Why peer2peer, on demand and ride pooling are ruling the future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:45 PM
    California




    Maren Lesche

  • Panel: BIGSUN, as we see it is “A New Model: Startup Corporate Collaboration in India”
    Thursday May 16 | 4:20 PM - 5:20 PM
    Main Stage





    Margit Hellwig-Boette

  • Panel "Asian German Digitization Hub: Collaborating, innovating and disrupting to deal with emerging innovation platforms"
    Thursday May 16 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Main Stage





    Marius Swart

  • Keynote: Female Entrepreneurial Friendliness India and Berlin: A data-driven 8 city comparison.
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
    Restaurant





    Marina Wyss

  • Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft





    Marius Sewing

  • Panel: Hey city, why so smart?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Restaurant





    Dr. Martin Klein

  • Panel How to: Marketplaces in Europe and Asia
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    Loft





    Martin Bürger

  • Panel: Our electric future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:25 PM
    California

    Pitch Competition
    Tuesday May 14 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Loft




    Marvin Metzke

  • Panel: Our electric future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:25 PM
    California





    Masaru Yarime

  • Startup Stories Part II
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Galerie





    Masashi Nishitani

  • Panel: Digital Innovation Made in China
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    California





    Michael Maeder

  • Panel: Digital Innovation Made in China
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    California





    Michael Plagge






  • Miguel Encarnacion

  • Innovation and it's diverse shapes - Deep dives into IoT
    Monday May 13 | 4:05 PM - 4:15 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Panel: Is there a social in technology and digitalization?
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    California




    Mike Richardson

  • Keynote & Discussions: Prototyping Futures with Design
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
    Restaurant





    Michael Tam

  • Keynote: SAP.iO No Boundaries
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
    Loft





    Miroslav Dimitrov

  • Startup Stories Part I
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 AM
    Galerie





    Nick Yap

  • Panel: Our electric future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:25 PM
    California





    Philipp-Maximilian Kemmler-Erdmannsdorffer

  • Panel: Asian German Digitization Hub: Collaborating, innovating and disrupting to deal with emerging innovation platforms
    Thursday May 16 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Main Stage





    Philipp Wehn

  • APW Opening
    Monday May 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Dr. Rafaelita M. Aldaba

  • Welcome Remarks
    Wednesday May 15 | 10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
    Restaurant

    Opening
    Thursday May 16 | 1:05 PM - 1:20 PM
    Main Stage




    Dr. Rainer Seider

  • APW Opening
    Monday May 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Ramona Pop

  • Keynote: When your Fear is Data for Innovation
    Monday May 13 | 5:10 PM - 5:25 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Jam Workshop: StoryMapping Unplugged
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Restaurant




    Raymond Miranda

  • FireSide Chat: Confessions: Try, Learn and Iterate - How corporates can foster their innovation strategy while working with / implementing startup teams
    Thursday May 16 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Main Stage





    Robert Hardt

  • FireSide Chat: Confessions: Try, Learn and Iterate - How corporates can foster their innovation strategy while working with / implementing startup teams
    Thursday May 16 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Main Stage





    Roy Rao

  • Keynote: We see them rollin' - A sneak peak into autonomous driving
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
    Loft

    Panel: Autonomous Driving - The bright future or dystopia?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:55 PM
    Loft




    Roy Uhlmann

  • Keynote: How is IOT enabling the marketplaces?
    Tuesday May 14 | 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    Loft

    Panel: Using instead of owning - Why peer2peer, on demand and ride pooling are ruling the future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:45 PM
    California




    Samar Singla

  • Keynotes & Discussion: Prototyping Futures with Design
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
    Restaurant





    Samuel Huber

  • Presentation: Berlin supports connecting startups to the Asian startup ecosystem
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
    Restaurant





    Sandra Schulze

  • Panel: Digital Innovation Made in China
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    California





    Sebastian Müller

  • Panel: Female Entrepreneurship
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    Loft





    Shoba Purushothaman

  • Innovation and it's diverse shapes - Deep dives into BlockChain
    Monday May 13 | 3:40 PM - 3:55 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Silvan Jongerius

  • Startup Stories Part II
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Galerie

    Panel: Cross border investments. Exchange of boundary-crossing experiences between Germany and Asian countries: honest questions openly answered
    Tuesday May 14 | 5.00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Galerie




    Dr. Sophie Chung

  • Startup Stories Part II
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Galerie





    Takashi Sato

  • Keynotes: "Japan's Growing Startup Ecosystem and Open Innovation" & "Why JAPAN now? - Trustable Global Partner!"
    Tuesday May 14 | 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Loft





    Takuya Matsutani

  • GovTech Panel - How governments can use tech and data for bettering society
    Monday May 13 | 2:50 PM - 3:35 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Tarek Mohamed Hassan

  • Panel: Hey city, why so smart?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Restaurant





    Theresa Mathawaphan

  • Panel: Autonomous Driving - The bright future or dystopia?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:55 AM
    Loft





    Thomas Hengstermann

  • Keynote & Workshop: Yays and Nays of intercultural communication
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    Galerie





    Tien Ma

  • Keynote: Strategies for Entrepreneurs: How to Drive Your Success Stories in Asia and Germany
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
    Restaurant

    Panel: Our electric mobility future
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:25 PM
    California




    Tilo Bonow






  • Tina Nayak

  • Keynote: The GreaterBay Area - Accelerating Urban Innovation
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:55 PM - 5:10 PM
    Loft





    Tony Verb

  • Panel "Asian German Digitization Hub: Collaborating, innovating and disrupting to deal with emerging innovation platforms"
    Thursday May 16 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Main Stage





    Dr. Ulrich Kleipaß






  • Dr. Ulrich Nußbaum

  • Panel: BIGSUN, as we see it is “A New Model: Startup Corporate Collaboration in India”
    Thursday May 16 | 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
    Main Stage





    Vivek Kumar

  • Panel: Autonomous Driving - The bright future or dystopia?
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:10 PM - 4:55 PM
    Loft

    Keynote: Unbundling Startup-Corporate Innovation & Collaboration Report
    Thursday May 16 | 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Main Stage




    Volker Heistermann






  • Weiwei Zhou

  • Startup Stories Part II
    Thursday May 16 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Galerie





    Dr. Yang Ji






  • Yin Yin Myint

  • GovTech Panel - How governments can use tech and data for bettering society
    Monday May 13 | 2:50 PM - 3:35 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Keynote: Public Meets Private - Social Innovation in the case of Public Private Partnership
    Tuesday May 14 | 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    California




    Yuxin Wang






  • Zhengxin Cai

  • Panel: Asia meets Europe
    Tuesday May 14 | 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
    Loft

    Workshop: Empathy as a Source of Innovation: Not Only Good for Business, It is Good Business
    Tuesday May 14 | 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    Galerie

    Keynote: "Future-Proofing" - What organisations and enterprises need to do to stay relevant and compelling
    Monday May 13 | 1:05 PM - 1:20 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Panel: What it means to become and stay Future-Proof - Insights and experiences
    Monday May 13 | 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal

    Ruo-Mei Chua

  • Panel: Cross border investments. Exchange of boundary-crossing experiences between Germany and Asian countries: honest questions openly answered
    Tuesday May 14 | 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Galerie





    Ikuo Hiraishi

  • Keynote: What Kills Innovation
    Monday May 13 | 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    Franz-von-Mendelssohn-Saal





    Nav Qirti

  • Panel: Cross border investments. Exchange of boundary-crossing experiences between Germany and Asian countries: honest questions openly answered
    Tuesday May 14 | 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Galerie





    Emon Wang

  • Panel: Internationalisation of startups
    Tuesday May 14 | 11:30 AM - 12:10 AM
    California





    Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby