Ben Lerner, Investor
Ben Lerner has 16+ years of PropTech executive management and M&A experience with Qube and MRI. He is one of the world's leading players in the industry - now focusing on venture capital, private equity and personal tech investing.
Cindy McLaughlin, Envelope
Envelope uses its proprietary 3D zoning and search technology, built over a decade, to reveal hidden acquisition opportunity and enable above-market returns on funds. Launched in NYC, Envelope partners deeply and exclusively with the largest developer in each of the world's most valuable, complex cities to raise capital and buy real estate together.
Ole Petter Novsett, Disruptive Technologies
The use of data is central in Proptech. But how can we collect the data? The leading company Disruptive Technologies, headquartered in Bergen, will demonstrate its solutions for sensor technology and give us their look on the future.
Rune Svindland, Create-Solutions
Rune Svindland has an extensive experience from the real estate industry. Through his experience, he has seen the need for a company that develops a complete solution for commercial properties. Create-Solutions collects and analyzes data and gives you the insight that you need.
Maya Gal, Okapi
Forbes recently named Maya Gal as one of the leading women in proptech in the world. Maya is the co-founder of Okapi. This is a platform that changes the way people make operational priorities with the use of AI-driven insights to align performance with the company's business objectives. It revolutionizes reporting since every staff member gets personalized AI driven insights, tailored to his or her responsibilities, on any device and in real time. Okapi has raised a $ 2.5 million seed round to date. Together with BOB, they have developed a project in which BOB is the first player in the Nordic region to adopt Okapi's technology. We will be presented with the experiences they have made so far.
Siri Gomnæs Børsum, Google
How will voice-activated controls change the real estate industry? Where are we today? What opportunities exists? Will voice-activated controls be the preferred platform in the future? Meet and listen to Siri Gomnæs Børsum, who is the leader of digital transformation in Google Norway.
Fredrik Halmøy Wisløff, Ambita
Digital maps is a platform in real estate development. Ambita has digitized the public register of rights and encumbrances in real estate in Norway. What digital possibilities does this provide? Through their subsidiary Alva Technologies, they are now developing completely new AI solutions. Meet the CTO in Ambita, which tells about experiences in using modern AI technology.
Bjørn Andreas Wentzel, Cisco
IoT will lift proptech to new heights. By linking everything together, we will get brand new products and services. A new era is ahead of us. Cisco is the world leader in this field. Bjørn Andreas Wentzel will talk about what is needed, show examples and also take us into the future of development within IoT in proptech.
Bart Brinckman, Cisco Systems
Mobile technologist with 13 years of experience working in mobile service provider environments. Architected mobile data solutions at a mobile service provider. Defined and executed on product/solution strategy and product roadmap for Service Provider initatives at a high performance networking company.
Jens Kvarekvål, Norconsult
AR technology is going in full speed into the world of Proptech. Norconsult and partners have developed a groundbreaking project using AR technology. With your mobile phone you can get information about an object or a building. A project that can revolutionize the industry.
Mikus Opelts, Giraffe360
Mikus is the CEO and co-founder of Giraffe360 and GiraffeVIsual. He is working in the real estate space since more than ten years and one of his company has been highlighted as one of top 25 prop tech start-ups in Europe in 2018 with a Total funding amount of €1.6 million.
Thomas Bardawil, Plug & Play
Plug & Play is the world-leading incubator, with a total of 23 incubators around the globe. Proptech is managed from Paris. We've got Thomas Bardawil to come to Bergen to tell us how they are working on getting startups within Proptech to grow and become leading companies. A groundbreaking session about innovation.
David Felkai, Plug & Play
Plug & Play is the largest corporate innovation globally and the most active early-stage investor in Silicon Valley. David leads partnerships at Plug & Play Smart Cities and assists our international effort to connect our 280+ corporate partners with ~10,000 startups/year.
Reza Alaghehband, Envio Systems
Reza is a Canadian entrepreneur who enjoys the challenge of developing innovative companies that change the landscape of technology and protect our environment. He has been an internationally featured speaker at industry conferences, leading universities and events discussing entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. Reza has 9 years of experience in entrepreneurship and 2 years in executive management. He was also the youngest accepted mentor into the Service Core of Retired Executives.
Simon Laurent, Havr
Simon, whilst finishing off his engineering studies, thought to himself: "What if light could open doors?" and so Havr was born. A young and budding entrepreneur based in Paris, Simon has already successfully sold and exited one company.
John Mears, Havr
After having graduated in theology, and spent time working in humanitarian aid, John is now managing day to day operations at Havr.
Ivar Line, Myvoice
Ivar is a Norwegian entrepreneur with more than 25 years in Software and IT & Technology. Founder of more than 10 software and tech-companies during this period and two IPO`s on the Norwegian Stock Exchange.
Nikola Andelic, Myvoice
Nikola Andelic is an Ex-athlete & Founder of 2 venture backed tech startups with 1 exit. Entrepreneur with a bias towards action. Relentless and hard working.
Florian Waubke, Fairfleet
Florian is a serial entrepreneur that has created four startups in total. Previously, he has been working for couple of years at IBM in Strategy and Change Consulting as well as in the Digital Transformation at Allianz X.
Sumeet Jain, 7 Global Capital
Risk-filled capital is important for making Proptech initiatives grow. Sumeet Jain is the founding gatekeeper in 7 Global Capital in San Francisco. Among other things, they have invested in the company OpenDoor. Sumeet Jain will tell us how a leading San Francisco investor is navigating through the Proptech market and what he thinks about future investments.
Philip Russo, MetaProp
Philip Russo has helped build MetaProp as a leading Proptech player in New York. Now he is working on new upcoming Proptech projects both in New York and London. Meet Philip Russo and get his global prospects for the future in PropTech.
Henrik Lie-Nielsen, Investor
Henrik co-founded the IT- and internet professional services firm Reaktor in 1995, making him one of the internet pioneers of the Norwegian West Coast. He went on to develop the firm into a professional services company group with more than 110 employees and 40 minority shareholders (partners). Henrik is passionate about the internet, and one of Scandinavia’s foremost experts on the use of web- and mobile technology within banking and financial services. With over 20 years of experience from the internet business world as an entrepreneur, consultant and advisor - Henrik approaches business challenges with an open and digital mindset and quickly sees opportunity. Henrik is also involved in mentoring entrepreneurs and startups and has invested in and serves on the board of several Norwegian startups.
Ole H. Kleppe, BOB
Through his work as head of the property in BOB, Kleppe has developed some leading projects. Ole will show us how new construction technology can improve the building processes.
Professor Akkelies van Nes
Professor Dr. Akkelies van Nes is an internationally leading researcher that has been involved in several international research projects related to mobility and network characteristics, such as revealing the relationship between space and crime in neighbourhoods, understanding urban centralities, applying space syntax in regenerating urban areas, developing theories on the relationship between urban space and urban sustainability. The core of her research activities is about developing and applying various spatial analyses tools on urban development, archaeology and strategic planning in cities.
Michelle Littlefield, Stanford University
Michelle Littlefield works at the intersection of smart cities technology, urban planning and policy development in Silicon Valley. Michelle leads digital services and analytics initiatives that help local government leverage data to manage growth, improve online services and inform operational and policy change. She serves as an advisor to the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University, Co-Chair of the Data-Informed Decision Making Subcommittee for the San Francisco Bay Area Civic Innovation Network, Co-Founder of the Code for America Chapter for San Mateo County, and Chief Government Affairs Officer for Ability Revolution, Inc. Michelle is passionate about technology that helps cities solve its greatest urban growth challenges and advises govtech startups on developing products that make better decisions.
Harald Schjelderup, PropTech Innovation
Harald Schjelderup has management experience from Statoil, Bergen Scenarios and the Cavalry Fund. He has been a full-time politician for the Labor Party for two periods, most recently as city council leader in Bergen. Harald Schjelderup has also held several board positions in, among other things, culture, sports and housing associations.
Anders Daniel Brekke, BOB
Anders Daniel Brekke has a background in economics and entrepreneurship studies in the US and Copenhagen. He has given BOB and the real estate community in Bergen a unique ability to see long-term and identify some of the major challenges facing the industry. Anders has been central to the creation of Proptech Innovation. He is passionate about technology and how it can help make buildings and cities better.