The Future in Tech: What`s next

The top conference to introduce tech trends
What to expect
The Speakers will talk about how virtual reality is being used, what chat bots and voice interfaces do, how fast artificial intelligence will take over the world and what blockchain offers.

Topical issues will be addressed and you will learn all about technologies of the future.
The Future in Tech:
What`s next
Short, but capacious speeches and discussions in the TED format

Topical in-depth content
Informal communication with real stars of the technology area
Direct contact with legendary foreign journalists-experts
Events
DISCUSSION
AI, Machine Learning, Bots - How Artificial Intelligence Changed Our Communication
What do Facebook robots discuss in an incomprehensible language? How can you find a stranger by a photo he`s posted on a social network? Will artificial intelligence be able to replace musicians, artists and writers? At the discussion, new creative functions mastered by artificial intelligence will be talked about at length.
LECTURE
What is Blockchain And Why is There so Much HYPE Around it?
At the lecture 'What is Blockchain And Why is There so Much Hype Around it?' Sasha Ivanov, a pioneer in the blockchain industry and creator of the popular European platform "Waves" that combines opportunities in the cryptoworld with business from the real sector, will describe how the costs of financial organizations will decrease by implementing new technologies. Sasha will also explain the limitations blockchains encounter and what opportunities they will open up.
DISCUSSION
When Will The Cryptobubble Burst?
Is this the right time to invest all your savings into a cryptocurrency? Why do restaurants and factories go for the ICO? When will we start paying with bitcoins in stores? Why did everybody suddenly start to talk about the blockchain? During the discussion "Blockchain: when the crypto-bubble will burst", experts will talk in detail about the security of investments in the cryptocurrency, how to get $200 million for an ICO and why the blockchain is the future of not only the financial markets, but also other industries.
LECTURE
The Fourth Transformation: The Future is in AR?
The Fourth Transformation - Augmented Reality is coming. Virtual reality will compete for our entertainment minutes. Over the next decade we will look at our smartphone screens less and less as we use things like Magic Leap more and more. Even if you use your mobile phone's screen to watch a virtual reality event, it will be quite a different experience than staring down at a mobile phone in your hands. Plus, you will look at, and interact with your world quite differently thanks to beacons, Internet of Things, new kinds of sensors and artificial intelligence systems to fuse data, analyze it, and present it in novel ways.
DISCUSSION
Security And Privacy on The Internet: How to Live in The Era of Snowden
Why does the whole world fear Russian hackers? The discussion "Security and privacy on the Internet: how to live in the era of Snowden" is focused on the topic of personal data protection. Experts will review the current state of the cybersecurity market and discuss whether it's realistic to retain online privacy today. The panelists will share the latest information on ways to protect information from transmission to third parties and how to ensure maximum security on the Internet.
LECTURE
A New Creative Renaissance and the Role of Machine Intelligence in its Beginning
Why do new stars come from the Internet? What is the role of artificial intelligence in creating direct channels between creators and their audiences? How will social mobility work in the next five years? The Speaker will answer these and other questions in his lecture "A New Creative Renaissance and the Role of Machine Intelligence in its Beginning".


Speakers
SPEAKER
Robert Scoble, Futurologist
Scobel is one of the most famous blogger-futurologists—a social scientist who tries to explore predictions and possibilities about the future--in the world. He became popular due to his blog Scobleizer, which was blossoming when he was a technology evangelist at Microsoft.

August 23rd Lecture: The Fourth Transformation: The Future is in AR?
SPEAKER
Mikael Yang, ManyChat
Yang is CEO and co-founder of ManyChat, a marketing platform for Messenger that is popular in over 60,000 companies in 150 countries where Facebook Messenger is used for marketing, sales and user support.

August 23rd Discussion: AI, Machine Learning, Bots - How Artificial Intelligence Changed Our Communication

August 24th Discussion: The Role of Russian Companies in the World of Innovation: How to Be and What to Do Next
SPEAKER
Sasha Ivanov, Waves
The founder and CEO of Waves Platform, Ivanov's decentralized platform for crowdfunding changed the world of blockchain technology. After his platform debuted he launched the first instant cryptocurrency exchange Coinomat.com. At the same time he also created the first fiduciary token CoinoUSD, the first exchange index of cryptocurrency Cooleindex.com and also a venture capital fund ($ 200K of investments) Cryptoasset.fund In April 2016 he founded Waves, a blockchain-platform for emission and trade which in June 2016 conducted an ICO valued at $ 16M (30,000 BTC).

August 23rd Lecture: What Is Blockchain and Why Is There So Much HYPE Around It?

August 23rd Lecture: When Will the Cryptobubble Burst?

SPEAKER
Eduard Gurinovich, CarMoney
The co-founder of the online auction for the sale of used cars, CarPrice. Eduard left the operational management of CarPrice, and became the Managing Partner of the auto loan service CarMoney, where he is responsible for the development of the technological part of the business, building a partnership and investment networks upgrading the remote evaluation system cars.

August 23rd Discussion: When Will The Cryptobubble Burst?
SPEAKER
Vladislav Martynov, Ethereum
Co-founder of Yota Devices, BlockGeeks, and a member of the supervisory board of the Ethereum Foundation, Martynov has been working in the IT sphere for about 20 years. During this time, he has run several successful startups and held executive positions in leading companies including Arthur Andersen, Microsoft, and SAP.

August 23rd Discussion: When Will the Cryptobubble Burst?
SPEAKER
Ivan Novikov, Wallarm
The CEO of Wallarm, since 2004 Wallarm has been involved in web application security, and has authored many research studies. He has received many awards for discovering vulnerabilities in Google, Facebook, Twitter, Nokia and Yandex. Additionally, Novikov has spoken at such international conferences as BlackHat USA, HITB Amsterdam, ZeroNights, PHDays. He's now working on creating algorithms for detecting attacks on Web applications used in Wallarm WAF to protect complex projects with a high load.

August 23rd Discussion: AI, Machine Learning, Bots - How Artificial Intelligence Changed Our Communication

August 23rd Discussion: Security and Privacy on the Internet: How to Live in the Era of Snowden

SPEAKER
Mike Butcher, TechCrunch
According to WIRED UK Butcher, the editor if TechCrunch, is the most influential person in European technology. He was an advisor to the prime minister of Great Britain and the mayor of London on technology start-ups. Awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016 for achievements in technology and journalism, we feel honored to have him.

August 23rd Discussion: When Will the Cryptobubble Burst?

August 24th Moderator of the discussion: The Role of Russian Companies in The World of Innovation: How to Be and What to Do Next

August 24th Lecture: How to Create a Start-Up With a Billion Dollars Outside of the US?
SPEAKER
Petr Kutis, FinalPrice
Founder and CEO of FinalPrice, Kutis is founder of the tourist service OneTwoTrip, and the former top manager of AnyWayAnyDay. An expert in travel market services.

August 23rd Discussion: AI, Machine Learning, Bots - How Artificial Intelligence Changed Our Communication

August 24th Discussion: The Role of Russian Companies in The World of Innovation: How to Be And What to Do Next
SPEAKER
Alexey Moiseenkov, Prisma
CEO and founder of Prisma Labs, one of the most popular mobile photo processing applications in the world, Moiseenkov is an expert in the field of artificial neural networks.

August 23rd Discussion: AI, Machine Learning, Bots - How Artificial Intelligence Changed Our Communication

August 24th Discussion: The Role of Russian Companies in the World of Innovation: How to Be And What to Do Next
MODERATOR
Clay Dillow, Fortune
A Fortune journalist, Clay writes about technology and aerospace. He also collaborates with CNBC and Popular Science. His articles have been published in Time, USA Today, Discover, and Scientific American.

August 24th Moderator of the discussion: Robots Against People: Who Wins?
SPEAKER
Josh Constine, TechCrunch
Josh is the editor-at-large for TechCrunch, where he's written thousands of blog posts about tech giants and start-ups over the past five years. His coverage focuses on social apps including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter; music apps including Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud; and early-stage startups from Y Combinator and other accelerators. Constine has had over 900 of his scoops and thought pieces featured on prestigious tech news curator Techmeme. During his five years of pro blogging, Constine has moderated over 80 on-stage talks in 11 countries with notable figures including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whistleblower Edward Snowden (via video chat), and U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

August 23rd Moderator of the discussion: Security and Privacy on the Internet: How to Live in the Era of Snowden

August 24th Moderator of the discussion: Autonomous Car: When Will the Profession of the Driver Go the Way of the Dinosaurs?

August 24th Lecture: Storytelling for Startups: How to Attract the Attention of the Press and Investors
SPEAKER
Oleg Seydak, Вlackmooncrypto
Founder and CEO of Blackmooncrypto as well as founder of Flint Capital, a venture capital company, Seydak has also founded alternative lending firm in Europe. Previously, he was the managing director of FINAM Global Venture Fund. Specialization: venture capital, start-ups, and private equity.

August 23rd Discussion: When Will the Cryptobubble Burst?
SPEAKER
Konstantin Vinogradov, Runa Capital
Analyst, and executive director of the IT cluster Fiztech, Vinogradov researches transactions, and conducts legal examinations and analytics. He is an expert in project management (PME) and holds Master's degrees in mathematics, physics and computer science.

August 24th Discussion: The Role of Russian Companies in the World of Innovation: How to Be and What to Do Next
SPEAKER
Petr Lukyanov,
Phystech Ventures
Lukyanov is a managing partner and co-founder of the Phystech Ventures Foundation. He boasts more than nine years professionally engaged in investment, six of them - in the venture capital industry. He worked as director of the investment department of the Skolkovo Foundation. Petr has broad experience in investments in the fields of refining technologies, big data, and new materials.

August 24th Discussion: The Role of Russian Companies in the World of Innovation: How to Be and What to Do Next
SPEAKER
Kirill Ermakov, QIWI
Kirill Ermakov is the CTO of QIWI Group. Started as common information security researcher of *nix, virtualization technologies and iOS in Positive Technologies. Accidentally mutated to a web application security expert and enterprise security architect. Permanent resident of multiple bug bounty programs as a researcher. Hacked ECU with Dmitry Sklyarov before it became mainstream.

August 23rd Discussion: Security and Privacy on the Internet: How to Live in the Era of Snowden
SPEAKER
Danil Rudakov, Deliver
Danil Rudakov is the founder and general director of Deliver online shipping service (iCanDeliver). In 2014, Rudakov was carried away by the idea of optimizing logistics chains online and founded the startup iCanDeliver, later renamed Deliver. Having received investments from A&NN Alexander Mamut and Amereus Group in 2016, the company was able to increase the number of accredited freight carriers by almost five times, and the daily number of orders increased to 100 shipments per day.

August 24th Discussion: The Autonomous Car: When Will the Profession of the Driver Go the Way of the Dinosaurs?
SPEAKER
Ilya Ekushevsky, Busfor
Co-founder of the service for selling tickets for intercity buses Busfor, Ekushkevsky is a former professional sportsman-race car driver. From sports, he went to stock trading of shares of public companies, and then into business for himself. The Busfor project in partnership with Artem Altukhov launched in 2012.

August 24th Discussion: The Autonomous Car: When Will the Profession of the Driver Go the Way of the Dinosaurs?
SPEAKER
Artem Kukharenko, NtechLab
Founder of NtechLab ,Kukharenko worked in the Moscow Research Center Samsung. He also collaborated with Purdue University's e-Lab laboratory. In 2015, he founded the company NtechLab to develop smart algorithms that combine the experience of the human intellect with the high efficiency of machines. In the same year, the startup won the world championship for face recognition. Called MegaFace, it was organized by the University of Washington where they came over from Google and Peking University teams. In February of 2016, on the basis of the NtechLab algorithm, the FindFace service was launched, which searches people for photos in the social network "VKontakte". In 2017, the NtechLab team became a leader of the rating of the National Institute of Standards and Technologies of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

August 23rd Discussion: AI, Machine Learning, Bots - How Artificial Intelligence Changed Our Communication
SPEAKER
Kristina Karpusheva and Sasha Letsius, 404 Art project
The art project was born in an attempt to establish a definition of evisceration of conventional dogmas and values. In 2016 two artists joined together to create projects that could push the meaning of clarity to the limits in terms of modern generative art.
Both of the artist feel that 404.zero is a foundation that provides an opportunity for infinite creativity. Kristina, a media artist/designer, has been actively making installations and audiovisual performances since 2015. Alexander is the co-founder of Tundra collective which produce large-scale audio-visual installations. They also participated in many international festivals and exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Indonesia, USA, Korea.

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