Amal Graafstra is a double RFID implantee, author of the book RFID Toys, and TEDx speaker. His interest in biohacking, RFID, and NFC began in 2005 as a simple solution to a problem. He wanted easy access to his office. He explored biometric options only to find they were too
Xavier Dammanis is an entrepreneur working on a new form of association that enables the Internet generation to fund communities in full transparency: Open Collective. He founded Tribal in 1999, a site that gathered student content from around Belgium that was published in a 30,000-circulation magazine distributed nationwide to high schools.
“You can’t stop the device from getting hacked, you have to defend your data” – A Primer with Kevin Mahaffey
Kevin Mahaffey is an entrepreneur, investor and engineer with a background in cybersecurity, mobile and machine intelligence. He is CTO and Founder of Lookout, a cybersecurity company dedicated making the world more secure and trustworthy as it becomes more connected, starting with smartphones and tablets. He started building software when
“Before big data and all the buzzwords, it was all data mining” – Kathleen Kennedy, MIT Technology Review
Kathleen Kennedy is the president of MIT Technology Review and the MIT Enterprise Forum. MIT technology review is MIT’s media platform and it covers emerging technologies and their impact. Their job is to help the audience understand the world shaped by technology, and obviously data is one of those huge
Nicolas Boudot is the EMEA Director at Softbank Robotics, where he has been responsible for partnerships and for promoting the use of humanoid robots in the B2B, educational and consumer markets, since 2001, when Aldebaran Robotics, the makers of Nao humanoid robots, was acquired by Softbank Mobile. He has
“We believe that personalization is the key word for FinTech this year”-Interview with Meniga’s Georg Ludviksson
Serial entrepreneur Georg Ludviksson co-founded Meniga in 2009in the wake of the global financial crisis in Iceland. Georg has spent 20 years founding, building and managing global software start-ups. Georg holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School with emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Finance. He also holds a BS degree
“I expect the market to become much more fragmented as some areas of FinTech”… – Interview with LaterPay’s Cosmin Ene
Cosmin Ene is an entrepreneurial founder with an excellent first-hand understanding of the life cycle of entrepreneurial ventures, which he has accumulated over 18 years. Between 2005 and 2009, Ene was co-founder and managing director of DELUXE Television. Prior to this, he was analyst and associate at TecVenture Partners. In
Darya Niknamian Content Marketing Manager Originally born in Germany but grew up in Canada (the land of sorry’s and eh’s) Calling herself a Berliner for just over a year Thinks life is not complete without a little daily sarcasm What brought you to Dataconomy in the first place? I have
“Perhaps by the end of 2021, FinTech will no longer be a buzzword at all…” – Interview with SwipeStox’s Wladimir Huber
Wladimir Huber (29) worked several years as a professional trader in a German investment bank, founded an eCommerce startup and holds a M.A. in Finance from Leuphana University. Since he graduated from the university, he constantly developed internet business models. He especially enjoys the data-driven and analytical approach to business.
“Open source and public cloud are the most impactful shifts I have seen.” – Interview with Google Cloud Platform’s William Vambenepe
William Vambenepe is the Lead Project Manager for Big Data at Google Cloud Platform. Dataconomy interviewed him about his career path, his current role and how he sees the industry changing. You’ve worked for some of the biggest names in the industry (HP, Oracle, Google), what stands out to you