Speakers and Contributors

Confirmed Speakers

More to be announced soon

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

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

Christian Ehler

Member of the European Parliament

Ulf Schöneberg

Head of Data Science at The unbelievable Machine Company GmbH

Moon Ribas

Cyborg Artist & Co-founder at Cyborg Foundation

Daniel Egger

Head of Smart Wearables and Platform Innovation at Swarowski Group

Julia Körner

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

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

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


Piedad Rivas

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

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

Lina Wassong

Creative Technologist

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

designer and consultant, Otto Bock, Austria

Moritz Waldemeyer

Designer, UK

Basia Dzaman

School Of Form, Poland

Vivien Leung

Zalando SE