Keynote Speakers

Always a crowd favourite, Congress keynote presentations are designed to inspire, motivate and delight!

Doors open 30 minutes before the start time – arrive early to get a good seat.

Making a Difference Through Innovation

Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

Recipient of the prestigious 2015 "Global Leader of Innovation" award, best selling author, management educator 

Inma Martinez

Inma Martinez

An industry recognised A.I. and Data Scientist for mobile personalisation. Fortune and TIME recognize Inma as one of the best European talents in human digital behaviour.

He’s making Change happen and making Strategy matter

Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson

Monday, 7 May
Time: 9:00-10:15 AM
Keynote Presentation Title: Winning in the Innovation Economy

Speaker Snapshot

  • 2015 Global Leader of Innovation award winner
  • International best selling author of 3 major books (Rethinking the future (1996), Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015)

About Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson is “one of the most recognised thought leaders in business innovation” (Forbes). He is a top keynote speaker and management educator in 62 countries across the globe, and has been a “strategic secret weapon” and change catalyst for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. He is the internationally bestselling author of 3 major books (Rethinking The Future (1996), Innovation to the Core (Harvard Business School Press 2008) and The Four Lenses of Innovation (2015) which have been published in 25 languages. He is a trusted strategic advisor to both the private and public sector all over the world. In 2015, Rowan received the prestigious “Global Leader of Innovation” award for his significant contribution to the field of innovation strategy. He was also nominated and shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers 50 Innovation Award.

Rowan has addressed a long list of major organisations, including Accenture, Apple, Barclays, BASF, Bayer, British Telecom, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Dell Technologies, Dow Chemicals, Foxconn, Generali Group, Haier, Harley-Davidson, Heineken, Heinz, Hershey’s, Hugo Boss, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, KIA Motors, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin, Mars, McCain Foods, Microsoft, Philips, P&G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, Swarovski, Telefonica, Volkswagen, Volvo, and many others.

Rowan Gibson is President of INPIRIUM and co-founder of www.innovationexcellence.com – the world’s most popular innovation website.

She’s a Thought Provoker! Pushing the Limits of digital acceleration for tomorrow

Inma Martinez

Inma Martinez

Wednesday, May 9
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Keynote Presentation Title: Developing Creative Approaches to Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace in the Times of Accelerated Digitalisation

Speaker Snapshot

  • A.I. pioneer who built the first personalisation engine of the mobile Internet
  • Recognised by FORTUNE and TIME as one of the best talents in human digital behaviour and labelled by FastCompany as a “firestarter”

About Inma Martinez

Inma is one of Europe’s leading tech pioneers and entrepreneurs who has been behind the digital transformation of a variety of sectors since the mid-1990s. An A.I. and Innovation scientist her work has disrupted industries and gained acclaim for her ergonomic and humanistic approaches to deliver technologies that personalised and enhanced people’s lives in mobile, web, music and film. She has worked in innovation for major players in the technology and financial services sectors, as well as governments in the design of future smart cities and healthcare services. As a Data Scientist has also been involved in a number of data projects in the private sector ranging from cyberspace in education to precision livestock farming for clients like IBM, NOKIA, Intel, Vodafone, BMW, IDEO, ATOS, ARUP, and advices government agencies in the UK and the European Union in matters of digitalisation such as Big Data, Data Privacy and cybersecurity.

She is currently a Venture Partner at Deep Science Venture, the UK’s first venture-build for the sciences, and consults for global companies on ground-up new innovation ventures.

EMEA Congress 2018 | 7-9 May, Berlin, Germany: Learn To Push Boundaries

Learn to push boundaries, embrace change, and think in an innovative way.