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February 11, 2020   |   3min read

MWC Barcelona 2020—5 best speakers to follow

Update: MWC Barcelona 2020 conference has been canceled due to coronavirus.

You’ve probably already seen many memes online saying that “it’s 5 months into 2020, and it’s only January”. Well, it’s already February, but it’s exactly how we feel about tech events this year—there’s so much to do! Luckily, in a positive way;)

Our CEO Grzegorz is coming to Barcelona for one of the biggest tech events – Mobile World Congress and its featured event for startups called 4 Years From Now (4YFN). MWC 2020, through exhibitions and talks, brings together the latest innovations from the tech industry. With 109K attendees and more than 1 million business meetings taking place, it’s the place to be.

We wouldn’t be ourselves if we didn’t dive into the agenda and pick some special speakers and companies worth checking out beforehand. So, if you’re attending as well, get inspired by our list and don’t forget to ping Grzegorz on LinkedIn to catch him between the talks.

The Red Hat logo seen on a back of a backpack

Image source: Red Hat media kit

Top MWC 2020 speakers

Jim Whitehurst—Red Hat

Red Hat is the leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions. Through their open-source way, they deliver Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat also provides many services, such as support consulting and training. Forbes named it one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” a few years in a row.

Their President and CEO Jim Whitehurts is a huge advocate for open source—especially its positive impact for business. In his book “The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance”, he walks us through the benefits of open principles of management —based on transparency, participation, and community—and how they help reinvent the organization for the dynamic tech industry.

Katica Roy—Pipeline Equity

Pipeline Equity is a Denver-based company looking to eradicate gender inequity by using AI to identify and drive economic gains. Their SaaS platform provides businesses with data that allow them to realize and eliminate unconscious bias in the workplace. The CEO Katia Roy has more than 20 years of experience in tech, healthcare, and financial services. She shares her knowledge and passion for gender equity as an award-winning speaker, thought-leader, entrepreneur, and member of various institutions and initiatives. She was recently listed as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Cardiomo's wearable device and packaging Image source: Cardiomo media kit

Ksenia Belkina—Cardiomo

Cardiomo provides wearable remote cardiac monitoring with AI engine to deliver real-time, actionable insights to enable early warning for heart diseases. They aim to revolutionize the health and fitness market, creating new ways of providing healthcare both in clinical and remote settings. Ksenia Belkina—Cardiomo’s Co-Founder and CEO—was nominated for 2019 Women-in-Tech Awards in the US. She is also a winner of the Woman of the Year 2018 Award in Startup Business Nomination and listed as one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders in Biotech.

Developers at a meet up discussing a project. Image source: Meetup media kit

David Siegel—Meetup

David Siegel will be speaking at the featured event 4YFN. He is the CEO of Meetup—a popular platform for organizing meetups and building local communities. The company’s strong belief is that “getting together with real people in real life makes powerful things happen”. With 20+ years of experience in technology, digital media and e-commerce, David will be sharing his knowledge on “Building Inclusive Networks and Healthy Work Cultures“.

Javier Perez-Tenessa—eDreams

Javier Perez-Tenessa founded eDreams back in 1999, and since then the company became the 3rd largest Online Travel company in the World and the most profitable eCommerce company in Europe in 2015. Now he is a Founding Partner at SeedRocket 4Founders, where he is investing in early-stage tech companies in Spain. During the 4YFN event, he will be sitting down with the founder of Glovo, discussing this latest unicorn in the Spanish ecosystem and a startup Javier’s venture capital invested in.

Coming to MWC 2020 too? Get in touch and let’s meet in Barcelona!

Ula Rydiger

Senior Communication Specialist

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