September 4-7, 2016 | IFA Berlin
Robots, Drones and The Internet of Everything


Andreas Argubi-Wollesen
Andreas Argubi-Wollesen

Human Movement Scientist

smart ASSIST

Mr. Argubi-Wollesen – human movement scientist and biomechanic with a focus on the elderly and former teacher at a geriatric nursing school – SMART ASSIST Project - Helmut Schmidt University. Biomechanics, Quantitative Social Research, Human-Hybrid-Robot Development.

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Alan Clayton
Alan Clayton

Roaming Mentor


Alan Clayton serves as the SOSV Business Coach. With experience both founding and mentoring more than 50 startups across the globe, he brings a wide range of expertise to team building, product development and sales, marketing, and global distribution channels.

Alan is the creator of the “Wholebrain Startup” methodology, which focuses on fully utilizing the intellectual resources of startup founders and teams. A mentor for all SOSV accelerators, Alan has worked from the beginning at Chinaccelerator, HAX, & FOOD-X, and is a partner in the HAX “Boost” bootcamp for accelerating speed to market for product companies with early stage revenues.

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Philippe Duvivier
Philippe Duvivier

Corporate Business Development


Philippe is Corporate Business Development @Parrot Professional Civil UAVs. He travels the world in search of new use cases for professional civil drones. After an international career in the telecommunication and new technology industry (Nokia, Sennheiser), he now combines his passions for innovation and the myth of Icarus, with the objective to identify economic, environmental and social benefits for commercial drones.

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Cecile Huet
Cecile Huet

Deputy Head of the Robotics Unit

European Commission

David Qian
David Qian



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Stéphane Ribas
Stéphane Ribas

OSS Project Manager


Before joining the research field, Stéphane Ribas (M.Sc, University of Surrey 1996) has spent 12 years in software industries & services, mostly in innovative technologies such as e-Commerce, Telecom Security, Application Server & Open source. He has spent many years in European countries & has been involved in several important projects as a support & technical consultant for large customers. He has developed very strong skills in building & fostering Internet communities.

He joined INRIA in 2008 to help INRIA developers & scientists to create vibrant communities (Poppy Humanoid project, MMG Tools, AspireRFID, OpenVibe, Pharo, Sofa, FUN MOOC platform, etc.).
He the creator of the fOSSa conference (http://fossa.inria.fr) and many other OSS initiatives 🙂
He's also working on "research" in the Community Management field & he have synthesis an approach to create & sustain OSS Communities. A book is today available about this “research”: “LOL, Logiciels et Objets Libres, comment créer et animer une communauté autour d'un projet ouvert”.
He teaches at Grenoble university (IAE school) about OSS history, models and beyond.
Today, he working intensively in OSS projects such as the Poppy robotic projet & education area.

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Catherine Simon
Catherine Simon

CEO & Founder

Innoecho - Innorobo

Innoecho™ SAS has been found in November 2011 by Catherine Simon, consultant in strategy and international business development in the field of new technologies. A graduate of EMLYON Business School and INSEAD certified coach, Catherine has 25 years of experience at management level within or serving innovative SMEs in consumer electronics and robotics. She is the Founder of Innorobo, THE robotics event in Europe with official international institutional partners (KAR, JARA, SIAA, Skolkovo, CRIA). Driven by a genuine interest to prospective and innovations that contribute positively to society, Catherine is one of 100 personalities who make the French Tech according to Challenges (March 2014). She won the "Trophy of Economy of Women" in 2014 in the category New technologies in Rhône-Alpes. She is the guest of Les Echos in 2016 for the special edition "La Relève", Les Défricheurs which brings together 200 French personalities who are resolutely turned towards the future.

Martin Spindler
Martin Spindler


Internet of People

Martin Spindler is heading the strategic consultancy practice Internet of People which focuses on the impact of the Internet of Things on Business Models, Product Architectures and Strategy. Clients range from Startups and SMEs to Multinationals and benefit from almost 10 years experience across both consumer and industrial markets and deep analysis of the drivers behind the next big revolution. Martin Spindler studied at the University of Heidelberg. He lives and works in Berlin.

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Martin Vesper
Martin Vesper

CEO Digital Strom


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