Paulo Trezentos is CEO and co-founder of Aptoide. Aptoide is one of the Top 3 global Android App Stores with more than 97 million unique users in 2015. Ion the same year, Aptoide was awarded with the Tech Startup of the Year award by PortugalVentures and closed a series-A funding round of $4m.
He was awarded PhD from IST Lisbon, is an Assistant Professor at the Lisbon university ISCTE. At ISCTE, since 1999, he teaches classes on Operating Systems and Computer Architectures.
He participated in several European RTD, FP6 and FP7 Projects such as OPIMA, OCTALIS, OCCAMM, MANCOOSI, EDOS, ULOOP and TIMBUS and was a participant in the Global Grid Forum meetings and the ESA projects (HICOD 2000). He was awarded the Premio Milenio 2000 Expresso prize for Linux Caixa Magica. He is author and co-author of four books on the subjects of Linux and Open Source.
Born in the UK, lived in Italy, USA, Israel and currently in Portugal. Loves all things technical, studied Physics and has been granted about 15 patents.
Limor has 25 years experience in IT, Telecom, web and robotics and rarely ever worked for a company he didn't own. Seasoned technologist entrepreneur with a passion to create startups that engage for talented teams in transforming ideas into products and mind share.
Creating startups, Software development and distribution, IT services, Telecom software marketing, Internet Security, Computer Networks, Internet of things, E-Commerce and making humanoid robots run.
Patrick van der Smagt is director of the open-source Volkswagen Group AI Research Lab in Munich’s Volkswagen Data Lab, focussing on probabilistic deep learning for time series modelling, optimal control, reinforcement learning, robotics, and quantum machine learning.
He previously directed a lab as professor for machine learning and biomimetic robotics at the Technical University of Munich while leading the machine learning group at the research institute fortiss, and before headed Assistive Robotics and Bionics at the DLR Oberpfaffenhofen. Long before that, he did his PhD and MSc at Amsterdam’s universities.
Besides publishing numerous papers and patents on machine learning, robotics, and motor control, he has won a few awards, including the 2013 Helmholtz-Association Erwin Schrödinger Award, the 2014 King-Sun Fu Memorial Award, the 2013 Harvard Medical School/MGH Martin Research Prize, and best-paper awards at machine learning and robotics conferences and journals.
He is founding chairman of a non-for-profit organisation for Assistive Robotics for tetraplegics and co-founder of various companies.
Title: "Simulating time series data"
"Neural networks have advanced to excellent candidates for probabilistic inference. In combination with variational inference, a powerful tool ensues with which efficient generative models can represent probability densities, preventing the need for sampling. Not only does this lead to better generalisation, but also can such models be used to simulate highly complex dynamical systems.
In my talk I will explain how we can predict time series observations, and use those to obtain efficient approximations to optimal control in complex agents. These unsupervised learning methods are demonstrated for time series modelling and control in robotic and other applications."
Executive Vice President of Products, Strategy, Engineering, SilverSky
At SilverSky, John is responsible for Product Management, Product Marketing, Engineering, Professional Services, and Thought Leadership.
He is the co-author of six books on security, The Myths of Security (O'Reilly, 2009), Beautiful Security, (O'Reilly, 2009) Building Secure Software (Addison Wesley, 2001), Network Security with OpenSSL (O’Reilly, 2002), the Secure Programming Cookbook (O’Reilly, 2003) and the 19 Deadly Sins of Software Security (McGraw Hill, 2005).
John is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU Poly. He is the former editor-in-chief for IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. His research areas have included application security, cryptography, programming languages and usability. He co-developed GCM, a mode of operation for block ciphers such as AES, which has been standardized by NIST, the IEEE and the IETF. He is also the original author of Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager.
John received a MSc in Computer Science and a BA from the University of Virginia.
CEO, Owlchemy Labs
His Owlchemy Labs is a leader in virtual reality gaming, and recently raised $5 million in a seed funding round. Owlchemy created the award-winning game Job Simulator and is currently developing Rick and Morty VR, based on the hit animated sitcom.
Sílvio Rodrigues did his PhD at Delft University of Technology.
He co-founded Jungle - a rapidly growing startup that operates at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence. The company helps organisations derive value from large streams of complex data by building an end-to-end pipeline that leverages distributed computing, Machine Learning, and genetic optimisation.