Watch a compilation of all Quicktakes presented in Berlin. Quicktakes are short, 7-minute presentations that touch upon recent developments. A variety of topics are covered within a limited time frame, giving more community members an opportunity to share.

About the Speakers (in order of appearance)

Dr. André Kudra is the CIO of esatus AG and has more than 14 years of information security consulting experience. In his career he held various key positions in major information security projects of global enterprise organizations. He studied business administration at the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, and computer science at the James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. He finalized his academic career with a doctorate at the EBS in which he analyzed resistance against IT-based change in the German public sector as a research project in the federal state of Hesse in Germany. Additionally, he is the designated leader of the working group “Blockchain” of TeleTrusT – IT Security Association Germany. 

Anne Smith was Head of Mobility & Automotive at the IOTA Foundation. Her responsibilities include the identification and qualification of strategic partnerships as well as the development of go-to-market strategies with IOTA partners.

Marko Baricevic heads up Developer Relations at Tendermint Lab. He began in the enterprise blockchain sector and later transitioned to permissionless blockchains. He is a developer relations engineer focusing primarily on Tendermint Core and expanding its ecosystem. 

Trent McConaghy is the Founder of Ocean Protocol, which helps people exchange valuable data in a safe and privacy-preserving fashion, with the aim to kickstart an open Data Economy. He’s worked on AI professionally since the late 1990s, including machine creativity for circuit design and AI to help drive Moore’s Law, via two startups (both acquired) and a PhD. He’s worked on blockchain since 2013. His long-term goal is to help ensure that humanity has a role in an increasingly autonomous world.

Alexander Hoeptner is the CEO of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange/Boerse Stuttgart GmbH. Besides strategy his area of responsibility are Primary Markets, Marketing & Communication and Digitalisation. Alexander spent the period from 2001-2015 with Deutsche Börse AG, where he was member of the executive committees for the Cash Market and Information Technology divisions being responsible for wide areas within the group. After leaving Deutsche Börse AG, he formed two start-ups with a view to creating a global marketplace for trading in virtual goods.

Prof. Tom Fürstner is the Founder and CTO of RIDDLE & CODE. Tom is also a research scientist and university professor with over 30 years of experience in formal logic, social economy theory and digital art. He is the founder and CTO of RIDDLE & CODE, Europe’s leading company for blockchain interface solutions. Its hard-and software stacks enable companies to master the challenges of our digital society such as machine identity, product provenance and supply chain management. Since its foundation, RIDDLE & CODE has been successfully working with numerous international companies and institutions. The company was recognized with various awards for its technology. 

Christian Koebel is a Cyber Security Engineer at Honda R&D. He joined Honda R&D Europe in Offenbach, Germany after finishing his PhD. in telecommunications. Christian has been working with blockchain and distributed ledger technology since 2017 and led multiple research projects & proof-of-concepts in the area of energy. Christian is currently responsible for blockchain-based energy and mobility services within Honda R&D Europe, embedded in an R&D group focusing on seamless services for electrified mobility, based on Honda’s EV- and charging infrastructure products. 

Silvan Jongerius is President of the non-profit BerChain, connecting and promoting the Berlin Blockchain ecosystem, organising events to build connections, engaging in research and providing education. He is also the Managing Partner of TechGDPR, a consultancy for Data Protection, GDPR compliance and Privacy for emerging technology, such as Blockchain, AI and IoT, and he is the co-chair of the INATBA privacy working group.