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.
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.
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.
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.
We will also meet some of the startups - to be announced!
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.
Phillip 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.
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 in Norway.
Rune Svindeland, Create-Solutions
Rune Svindeland 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.