Panel Discussion: INNOVATE FASTER
Innovation in the digital realm has been a leading driver of European and American economies while transatlantic technology investment is giving rise to not only start-ups, but to global market leaders.
In this panel, we will identify how successful transatlantic ventures are achieving success and hear from experts on opportunities for additional cross-border investment.
Wim Sweldens, Chief Architect & Co-Founder at Kiswe
Wim is the Chief Architect & Co-Founder at Kiswe. He is the former President of Alcatel-Lucent Wireless, Founder and Vice President of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, and an Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia University. Kiswe is a cloud-based video company that creates real-time live streams to engage digital audiences and unique communities around the world, headquartered in New Jersey, USA and has offices in New York, Seoul, London, Belgium and Singapore. Throughout 2020, Kiswe's growth in the music space skyrocketed, with its Virtual Event platform supporting 13 pay-per-view concerts, one of which broke a Guinness World Book of Records. Kiswe was named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. https://www.kiswe.com
Deepak Murthy, Founder & Managing Partner at Gaia Equity
Deepak Krishnamurthy is the Founder of Gaia Equity, who has a proven track record as an operator, strategist, and investor across SAP, McKinsey & Cognizant. Before Gaia, Deepak was at SAP for a decade, where he architected the company’s cloud transformation and M&A strategy that resulted in a nearly 3X increase in top line, a 4X increase in market cap, and over $100 billion increase in shareholder value. Qualtrics, his most investment at SAP, went public recently at $27 Billion valuation, representing an 80% IRR return for the company. Deepak has worked on all sides of software growth from executive to investor, board member, and acquirer. Gaia Equity is an inclusive, founder friendly, investment firm with a focus on Enterprise Software. https://www.gaiaequity.us
Loral Quinn, Co-founder & CEO at Sustainably
Loral Quinn is the Co-founder & CEO at Sustainably, an award-winning FinTech for social good startup, which she co-founded with her daughter Eishel. Loral is an award winning global digital marketer and strategist with a background in scaling businesses. Prior to Sustainably, she was head of digital strategy and head of digital marketing for a FTSE100 where she was responsible for digital marketing in 30 countries, building and managing a multi award-winning team, and scaling the business from $40bn in assets in 6 countries to over $400bn in 30 countries in 10 years. Sustainably is a technology for social good company that allows you to give back as part of your daily life. The RealTime CSR platform for brands makes it easy for them to hyper-localize and personalize their CSR activity. Sustainably won Best of Show at Finovate, Top 10 Virgin Startup and was named Richard Branson's startup of the year 2019. www.sustainably.co
Javier de la Torre, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Javier de la Torre is Javier De la Torre, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). One of the pioneers of location intelligence, Javier founded the company in 2012 with a vision to democratize data analysis and visualization. Under his leadership, CartoDB has grown from a groundbreaking idea into one of the fastest growing geospatial companies in the world.
CARTO is the world’s leading Location Intelligence platform, enabling organizations to use spatial data and analysis for more efficient delivery routes, better behavioral marketing, strategic store placements, and much more. https://carto.com