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Breakthrough Ideas for Capturing New Value

17-18 June 2019, W Barcelona

Cognizant Community is an exclusive event that sparks conversations between digital leaders at the forefront of business and technology. Business leaders from across Europe gathered in Barcelona to discover the latest ways to do more and do better with digital strategies.

Discover

How to put digital to work to create more value out of what you already have

Design

Your business for shifting markets so you can seize the opportunities that today’s technology offers

Differentiate

With AI and intelligent automation to generate new growth and real economic value

Provocative Predictions and Practical Applications

From theorists working to define the future to business leaders wrestling with problems today, the speakers at this year’s Cognizant Community provoked shifts in perceptions and inspired actionable insights.

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Eric Ries

Entrepreneur and author of New York Times bestsellers The Lean Startup and The Startup Way

Max Tegmark

Author, AI Researcher and MIT Professor of Physics

David Rowan

Founding editor-in-chief
WIRED’s UK Edition

Carl Frey

Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment
University of Oxford

Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems

Frederic “Fred” Fugen and Vincent Reffet

Extreme BASE jumpers and Skydivers

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Eric Ries

Entrepreneur and author of New York Times bestsellers The Lean Startup and The Startup Way

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, which has been translated into nearly thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world.

 

He has founded a number of startups including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and he has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies, including GE, where he partnered with them on the FastWorks program. Eric served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, IDEO, and Pivotal and he is the founder and CEO of the Long Term Stock Exchange. In 2015, he ran a Kickstarter campaign to produce The Leader’s Guide, which went on to become one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time.

 

Eric lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

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Max Tegmark

Author, AI Researcher and MIT Professor of Physics

Max Tegmark is a professor doing physics and AI research at MIT, and advocates for positive use of technology as president of the Future of Life Institute. He is the author of over 250 publications as well as New York Times bestsellers Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Our Mathematical Universe.

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David Rowan

Founding editor-in-chief
WIRED’s UK Edition

David Rowan, founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition (2008-17), is the author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds (Transworld, 2019), a global quest for bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption. He’s taken 130 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, and has spent time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Didi, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. His keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and stage interviews have ranged from will.i.am to James Murdoch and David Cameron. David has been a technology columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times. He's an early-stage investor in 50 tech companies and founder of a non-profit taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.

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Carl Frey

Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment
Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Carl is Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School, and Economics Associate of Nuffield College, both University of Oxford.

 

He is also a Senior Fellow of the Programme on Employment, Equity and Growth at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Oxford, and the Department of Economic History at Lund University. His research focuses the transition of industrial nations to digital economies, and subsequent challenges for economic growth, labour markets and urban development.

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Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems

Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Cisco’s Vice President of Cisco’s Strategic Innovation. In this role, he leads efforts to incubate new businesses and accelerate innovation internally and externally with customer and partner ecosystems through a global network of Co-Innovation Centers. Previously, he built Cisco’s $250-million Connected Industries group focused on the Internet of Things from the ground up.  He also pioneered dozens of IoT projects across multiple industries, wrote the New York Times Best Seller, Building the Internet of Things, serves on the faculty of Singularity University, publishes an IoT newsletter, and spearheads an industry leadership community.

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Frederic “Fred” Fugen and Vincent Reffet

Extreme BASE jumpers and Skydivers

Meet the Soul Flyers, Frederic “Fred” Fugen and Vincent Reffet, a duo who have led the way in the world of aerial adventures for well over a decade, consistently achieving extraordinary, gravity-defying feats.

Fred and Vincent were introduced to the wild and wonderful world of skydiving at early ages, as both boys’ parents were seasoned parachutists. Fred accomplished his first-ever solo jump in 1996; Vince did so in 2000. Vince and then Fred joined the French national freefly team, freefly being parachuting’s most radical competitive discipline. They then joined the Skydive Empuria parachute club in Empuriabrava, Spain – the most prestigious skydiving school in Europe. It was at this school that Fred and Vince made their pact to take the skydiving world by storm together. During the 2004 World Championships in Brazil, Fred and Vince became the Freefly World Champions and won a further two World Championships in 2006 and 2008. The two of them remained unbeaten between 2004 and 2009. Fred and Vince have also become experts in BASE jumping, canopy piloting, extreme landings, wind tunnel skydiving, wingsuit flying and speed riding. In addition to pushing the limits of freefall, the team have also set new European and world records, starred in a number of on-screen roles, and help teach other aspiring skydivers how to do what comes naturally to them!

Extend Your Reach, Find Common Ground

Community attendees made new connections with business leaders from across Europe during Cognizant Community’s many networking opportunities which included a refined dinner, ample coffee breaks and thought-provoking interactive breakouts.

Converge. Connect. Create.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet executives facing similar challenges in an environment custom-built for conversations, not lectures.

Learn. Refine. Apply.

Guests exchanged immediately applicable real-world lessons during our small-group interactive breakout sessions.

The event far exceeded my expectations. Compelling speakers illuminated a huge and vital topic to give both breadth and depth, leaving me with questions and insight that put my thinking on another level.

A+E Networks UK

It was a great event and a fantastic opportunity to meet senior executives from Cognizant as well as to network and share ideas and best practices.

Santander Operations UK

It was great to engage with thought leaders in their field and step back to revisit the way we think forward in our industry.

Kantar Media

External speakers were excellent! Kudos to the team responsible for bringing top talent to this conference.

OneAmerica

For questions, please contact our team at

cognizantcommunity@cognizant.com