Speakers and Contributors

Confirmed Speakers

Vedran Vukman

CEO at Vyoocam

Philipp G. Schwarz

Founder at GLUCE GmbH

Tristan Zuerl


Bryony Cooper

Managing Partner at Arkley Brinc VC

Hamayal Choudhry

Founder & CEO at smartARM

Oliver Lange

Head of Lab Germany at H&M Laboratory Germany

Andreas Warta

Key Account Manager at VARTA Microbattery GmbH

Max Ostermeier

CEO at Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH

Jim McCann

Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Jacob Skinner

CEO at Thrive Wearables

Philipp Wehn

Digital Innovation Manager at Siemens Mobility GmbH.

Rey Buckman

Campus Leader at Airbus BizLab Hamburg

Tim Brownstone

CEO and Founder at KYMIRA

Peter Bona

Head of Design at HUGO BOSS AG

Sophie Gruber

Board Member at Austrian Space Forum

Alexander Lichti

Business Development Manager at Ackee

Seetal Fatania

Founder at Fifth & Blue

Korinna Molla

WORTH Coordinator at AITEX

Jakob Fricke

Director Platform, Europe at Samsung NEXT

Nils Berger

CEO & Owner at Viewpointsystem

Michael Sahnau

Digital Business Transformation at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Benjamin Penkert

Founder at SportsTechX

Danielle Keller Aviram

Founder at See Through

Drew Henson

CEO & Founder at SEAM Technic

Laura Bücheler

Managing Director at GHOST - feel it. GmbH

Karin Fleck

CEO and Founder at Vienna Textile Lab

Jens Lambrecht

Managing Director at GESTALT Robotics

Camil Moldoveanu

CEO & Co-Founder at re.flex

Julia Krüger

Berliner Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH

Kayvan Mirza

CEO and Co-Founder at Optinvent

Wolfgang Huther

UX Designer at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

Georges Kotrotsios

Member of the Executive Board at CSEM

Suzaan Sauerman

Founder of Lifestyle Technology

Dr. Miriam Saage-Maaß

Vice Legal Director at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

Andreas Lymberis

Head of Sector Wearables & Bioelectronics at European Commission, DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology

Guido Knook

Head of Product at Mimi Hearing Technologies

Matias Søndergaard

Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Rokoko

Dr. Johannes Kreuzer

CEO at cosinuss°

Aniela Hoitink

Founder at NEFFA

Camille Baker

Lecturer at University for the Creative Arts

Tony Olsson

Interaction Designer at Haptic Wearables

Benoit Mariani

Founder & CEO at Gait Up SA

Jannic Hassing

UX Engineer at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

Jannik Lockl

Blockchain Researcher at fim Finanz- & Informationsmanagement GmbH

Hugo Plácido da Silva

Researcher at IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações

Max Marwede

Researcher at Fraunhofer IZM

Ida Urmas

Circular Design Innovation at Beneficial Design Institute GmbH

Buenyamin Yildiz

Florenus q+a

Emelie Svenson


Michel Gagnon

Global Managing Director, plista

Ulrike Müller

Owner of Ulrike Müller & Partners Business Development for the Creative Industries

Former Speakers

Oliver Lange

Head of Lab Germany at H&M Laboratory Germany

Julia Krüger

Berliner Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH

Olivia Haas

Data Scientist at The unbelievable Machine Company

Jessica Tautkus

Project Manager at Textile Research Institute Thuringia-Vogtland e.V.

Federico Foderaro

Audiovisual Artist at Innative Lab

Edwina Huang

Founder & CEO at Vivify Textiles

Sabine Faller

Artist and Research Associate at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Ivan Parati

Co-Founder of Witsense srl | Sensewear Project

Jan Varak

Project Manager, Ackee

Joseph Troutt

VP Strategy & Growth, Bold Push

Michel Gagnon

Global Managing Director, plista

Kiana Mardi

Investment Director at ALSTIN II GmbH

Melanie Seifart

Project Manager at Kreativ Kultur Berlin

Geta Rasciuc

Founder &CEO of BabyMoon BV

Derk Marseille

Head of Media of Tothem

Justin Lange

Cofounder of Lynq

Ana Arinio

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of New York City Economic Development Corporation

Rachel Freire

Artist and Director of Rachel Freire Studio

Andrea Baldereschi

Founder & CEO Remidi

Berit Greinke

Wear Sustain & Design Research Lab

Jacob Skinner

Founder and Managing Director at Thrive Wearables

Avi Elran

CEO of Codepan

Prof.Carsten Busch

Professor for Media Computer Science

Fredrik Timour

CEO and Founder of Neue Labs AB

Piedad Rivas

European Commission at the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized enterprises for the EU COSME programme

Ulrike Müller

Owner of Ulrike Müller & Partners Business Development for the Creative Industries

Marc Nagel

Partner & Cofounder of Pilotfish

Despina Papadopoulos

Founder & CEO of Principled Design

Felipe Duarte

Founder of Duarte & Wienbeck

Veronika Haerdl

Senior Design Specialist of Holy Fashion Group / Strellson

Anastasia Zagorni

Program Coordinator & Coach of DesignFarmBerlin

Shirley Vollenberg

Communication Advisor - EU Projects of WATIFY - Brainport Development

Ben Cooper

Managing Director of IoClothes

Carlo Piltz

Senior Manager of reuschlaw Legal Consultants

Justyna Zubrycka

Founder & Chief Design Officer of Vai Kai

Mano ten Napel

Co-founder of FashNerd.com

Rose Oger

Project Manager at etventure

Bartek Bialecki

Full Stack Developer, Product Manager & Designer at etventure

Maria Urban

Unit Director IoT at PIABO PR

Marc-Pierre Hoeft

Unit Director B2C at Piabo PR

Philippe Linus Petit

Founder of Pitch.Boom.Bang.

Andreas Roepert

CEO of Interactive Wear AG

Ricardo J. Méndez

Europe Technical Director at Samsung Next

Rene Bohne

Startup Program Manager at Telefónica NEXT

Julia Kastner

Technical Project Leader at Profactor

Geneviève Favre Petroff

Performance Artist

Daniel Ospina

Organisation Design Facilitator at Conductal

Muchaneta Kapfunde

Co-founder of FashNerd

Nicole Cifani

Vice President of Matrix Industries

Sascha Buehrle

CTO & Creative Director of Piavita

Petar Djekic

CEO of Faer

Inna Armstrong

Vice President - Strategic Development at CleverBooks

Terho Lahtinen

Senior Manager - Future Concepts of Suunto

Julian Vogels

CTO & Co-Founder of Soundbrenner

Susan Danziger

Founder & CEO of Ziggeo

Jens Krauss

Vice President at CSEM SA

Thomas Gnahm

Founder of Wear It Berlin

Rishi Patel

Managing Partner at Plus Eight Equity Partners

Thomas Kirchner

CEO and Co-Founder of ProGlove

Asher Levine

Designer and Founder at Asher Levine Studio

Olaf Bender

Innovation Manager at DIN e. V. German Institute for Standardization

Sabine Engelhardt

Futurist & Scent Creator at Daimler AG

Alexander Mankowsky

Science Futurist at Daimler AG

Ulf Schöneberg

Head of Data Science at The unbelievable Machine Company GmbH

Moon Ribas

Cyborg Artist & Co-founder at Cyborg Foundation

Julia Körner

Founder, Managing Director, Head of Design at JK Design GmbH

Marco Schuffenhauer

Siemens Digital Factory

José-Fernando Andrade

Performing Artist & Spatial designer

Malte Behrmann

Legal Mentor

Amanda Parkes

Chief Innovation Officer at Fashion Tech Lab

Paul Lukowicz

Scientific Director at DFKI and Head of the Embedded Intelligence Department

Lina Wassong

Creative Technologist

Alexander Kramer

Research Assistant at HTW Berlin

Yulia Silina

Wearable HIC Designer and Coordinator of The Adventure Institute

Elizabeth Bigger

Co-Founder and Creative Director of Data_able | GenCloth

Former Speaker

Cem Ergün-Müller

Head of Digital Open Space at Deutsche Telekom AG & founder of Startupnight

Yael Kochman

Partner & CEO, Fash&Tech

Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer

Professor at Hochschule Niederrhein

Amanda Parkes

Chief Innovation Officer at Fashion Tech Lab

Malin Obermann

Research Assistant Hochschule Niederrhein

Veronika Aumann

Textile designer and researcher at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin & Fraunhofer IZM

Paul Lukowicz

Scientific Director at DFKI and Head of the Embedded Intelligence Department

Anja Schlisske

Quality & Production Manager at Forster Rohner Textile Innovations

Sabine Seymour

Founder + CEO of SUPA

Francesca Rosella

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director at CuteCircuit

Ryan Genz

Co-Founder & CEO at CuteCircuit

Philipp G. Schwarz


Christoph Hanser

Founder and Fashionpreneur at Luzpac

Ina Budde

Founder of Design for Circularity, Lecturer at MA Sustainability in Fashion ESMOD Berlin

Berit Greinke

Researcher at University of the Arts Berlin, and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Anja Ruhland

Federal Funding Advisory Service "Research and Innovation"

Giusy Cannone

Managing Director Fashion Technology Accelerator

Ylenia Gortana

Soundable fashion "Showpiece 2.0" Ylenia Gortana

Julia Danckwerth

Design Researcher Bauhaus University Weimar & Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

Jan Hesse

Development Engineer for OLED Design an Integration

Thomas Freyer

Geschäftsführer Freyer & Siegel Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG

Michaela Schicho

Ceo & Founder of sticklett.com

Konrad Willi Döring

Founder and CEO of Neurofox

Robert Langer

Co-Founder of Neurofox & Co-Founder/CEO of Neurosphere

Sabine Gimpel

Head of Research Marketing at German textile research institute TITV Greiz

Jan Beringer

Leiter der Head of Development, dept. F&C, Hohenstein Institute

Wolfgang Mildner

Owner and Founder of MSWtech

Milan Baxa

Expert for smart textiles & wearable electronics

Alice Gras

President/Founder at Hall Couture

Laura Kriefman

Founder: Guerilla Dance Project. INK Fellow 2016, WIRED Fellow 2015

Steven Cook

Partner at Edenspiekermann Berlin

Jan Thar

Media Computing Group/Fab Lab Aachen

Michael Jänecke

Director Brand Management Technical Textiles & Textile Processing at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition

David Schmelzeisen

Researcher at Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University

Esther Zahn

FAshiontechdesign & Founder of UX.FTT Fashion Textile Technology

Maks Giordano

Co-Founder of kreait

Philipp Miehlich

General Manager Business Unit OEM at VARTA Microbattery

Billie Whitehouse

Designer, Founder & CEO WearableX (horizontal thinker)

Wolfgang Langeder

Founder of Skarabeos

Kristina Dimitrova


Esteban Bayro Kaiser

Co-founder and CEO at WearHealth

Mauricio Piper

Founder at Wotch

Borre Akkersdijk


Matthew Drinkwater

Head of Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion

Ricardo O’Nascimento

artist and fusionist designer, Popkalab

Martina Uhlig

Senior User Experience Consultant at UID

George Kapellos

Head of Marketing & Partnerships, Mativision

Andrea Ehrmann

Professor at University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld

Stefan Henzgen

Founder Lunative

Patrick Kramer

Chief Cyborg Officer at Digiwell - upgrading people

Claire Eliot

Designer & Technologist

Sasha de Koninck

Educator at New Roads School

Arthur Menard

Founder & CEO of SPARTAN

Jörn Watzke

Head of Product Management, Garmin, Germany

Eva Hotz

Mantis Green Technology, Germany

Myrijam Stoetzer

Franz-Haniel-Gymnasium Duisburg, Germany

Inga Noll

Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Troy Nachtigall

Designer at SLEM and FilaFlex, ArchInTex, Netherlands

Jenny´s Playlist

Music Performance, Germany, France, Japan

Lizzy Scharnofske

Performer, Germany

Maartje Dijkstra

Designer, Netherlands

Gesche Joost

Digital Champion for the EU commission & Wear It Festival Ambassador

Madeleine Cordier

Designer, Germany

Oscar Tomico

Eindhoven University of Technology, H2020 ArcInTexETN research project, Spain

Alex Murray-Leslie

Chicks on Speed, University of Technology | Sydney, Australia

Riccardo Marchesi

Plug and Wear, Managing Director Texe srl, Italy

Barbro Scholz

Cofounder Stühmer|Scholz Design Office Germany

Pedro Lopes

Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany

Dr. Jan Zimmer

Head of Forster Rohner Textile Innovations, Switzerland

Tim Hüfner

CEO of Catapult Sports Germany

Kati Hyyppä

Workshop Leader, Netherlands

Tatsuru Arai

Performance Artist, Germany, Japan

Nano Kid

Performance Group, Germany

Christian Bruns

Founder of Moon Berlin, Germany

William Ismael


Stijn Ossevoort

Ossevoort Design, Netherlands

Nicolas Zimmer

Nicolas Zimmer – CEO Technologiestiftung Berlin, Germany

David Schmelzeisen

Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen, Germany

Andrea Ehrmann

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Bradley Quinn

fashion strategist and author, UK

Leonhard Peschta

Founder FORMBYTIME, Austria

Viktoria Modesta

Bionik Pop Artist, UK

Walter Lunzer

Otto Bock, Austria

Moritz Waldemeyer

Designer, UK

Basia Dzaman

School Of Form, Poland

Vivien Leung

Zalando SE