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Futurism Conference 2017

Futurism Conference 2017

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Speaker Spotlight

Alan James

Dr. Alan James joined Hyperloop One as Vice President – Worldwide Business Development in 2015. He is the primary point of contact for cities, regions and countries around the world seeking to develop Hyperloop transport solutions.  In Europe, Alan is leading the company’s engagement with the EU and the Governments of Member States where Hyperloop networks are proposed…

Lembit Öpik

Lembit Öpik was born in Northern Ireland to Estonian parents. After his schooling in Belfast, he graduated with a Philosophy Honours degree from the University of Bristol. Lembit worked for consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, first in Advertising, then as Global Human Resources Training & Development Manager. In 1997 he was elected to Parliament.

Liis Ristal

Liis Ristal is Wolt Baltic General Manager. Her career started in international academic environment, as a researcher is Tallinn University. Gained international and big data experience helped Liis to create B2B and B2C sales and marketing strategies for local and international brands in Omnicom and Aegis Media global media agency groups, while managing Pan Baltic teams

Enn Metsar

Enn Metsar is the General Manager at Uber for all of the Baltic markets – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Uber is one of the world’s most valuable startups and is known for its’ smartphone app that connects riders to drivers and thus makes cities more accessible.


September 7th 2017

8:30 – 9.00

Welcome & Registration

9:00 – 9:10

Opening words by Matthew Lewis, British Embassy Stockholm

9:10 – 9:40

Keynote by Alan James, Hyperloop One – Future Fast Forward

9:40 – 10:20

Panel discussion: Future on The Rails

Panellists: Alan James (Hyperloop One), Baiba Rubesa (RB Rail), Mark Pettman (Virgin Trains East Coast) Moderated by Tõnis Tamme, TRINITI Law Firm
10:20 – 11:00

Panel discussion: Future off The Rails

Panellists: Lembit Öpik (Starship Technologies), Liis Ristal (Wolt), Enn Metsar (UBER) Moderated by Priit Salumaa, Mooncascade
11:00 - 11:30

UK cyber security exhibitors’ introductions

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch and networking at the Cyber Scrum exhibition area

12:30 – 12:50

Today’s Cyber Security Challenges, Clare Lain, NATO CCD COE

12:50 - 13:20

Panel Discussion: Disruption vs. Liability

Panellists: Matt Hervey (Gowling WLG), Oliver Väärtnõu (Cybernetica)   Moderated by Dr. John McCarthy, ServiceTec   Powered by
13:20 - 13:45

Protecting public transport systems from cyber threats, David Henderson, Department for Transport (UK)

13:45 - 14:15

LIVE: Wireless Interception Demo by e2e assure

14:15 – 14:30

Coffee break and networking at the Cyber Scrum exhibition area

14:45 – 15:10

Secure Design in Maritime Security Technology, Meelis Nõmm, Cybernetica

15:10 – 15:35

Cyber Security in Modern Airports, Dr John McCarthy, ServiceTec

15:35 – 16:00

Mitigating cyber risks in the Rail Sector, Andy Davis, NCC Group

16:00 – 17:00

LIVE: Railroad Demo Hacking by NATO CCD COE!

17:00 - 17:10

Wrap up

About Futurism Conference 2017

Take the driver's seat in creating the future. Join the ride with Hyperloop, Uber, Starship, Cybernetica and other industry pioneers to change the way we think about mobility and cyber security.



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