Bay chaired the mainstage of Global Robot Expo 2022 – photos of the event

Bay was invited to chair Global Robot Expo 2022, Europe’s leading trade fair for 4.0 industry, A.I. and robotics. Held on Nov 30 – Dec 1 in Madrid, the fair also showcased new metaverse innovation for industry. Bay officially opened the fair, as well as chaired the presentations and discussion on the mainstage of the event.

Presenting with Bay over the two days were:

Gabriel de Diego and Carmen CorderonMICROSOFT
An overview of the industrial metaverse

Carmen works at Microsoft advising companies in the financial sector on their innovation and digital transformation plan. This allows her not only to inspire clients who are benchmarks in Europe, but also to transform their vision and business results with the latest advances in technology

Gabriel has more than 10 years of experience leading global teams in leading companies such as Microsoft, EY-Parthenon and Vodafone. Currently, Gabriel helps large multinationals to accelerate their growth by designing a strategic horizon of digital transformation.

Gabriel de Diego and Carmen Corderon discuss Microsoft’s metaverse strategy
Microsoft Azure as part of the company’s metaverse portfolio

Esen Girit Tumer  –   Essentials, Infinitech, Metaverse HUB & Medicana International             

Esen is the founding CEO of Essential Evolutions, which operates in the field of Artificial Intelligence. She is also the founder of Metaverse HUB, which operates in the field of Metaverse, and InfiniTech, which produces in the field of Bio-Science. She is the owner, content producer and Anchorwoman of the Metaverse Realm program on Bloomberg HT. Esen received the Business Woman Leader of the Year award in 2021 and Technology and Metaverse Leader of the Year award in 2022.

Esen Girit Tumer presents on the impact of the metaverse

Jose Luis Cordeiro – The Millennium Project, Author, La Muerta de la Muerta

José Luis is a member of the World Academy of Art and Science, vice president of Humanity+, director of the Millennium Project and founding executive director of the Red Iberoamericana de Prospectiva (RIBER). Previously, he was director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), of the World Transhumanist Association and of the Extropy Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities around the world. He has published more than a dozen books, from economics to technology, and has contributed to international media such as CNN, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel.

Bay with author José Luis Cordeiro
Jose Luis presents on technology-enabled immortality

Ognen Basarovski Qualcomm                             
5G and AI-Enabled Robotics – Driving Industry 4.0

Ognen Basarovski is responsible for business promotion and development in Central Europe for Qualcomm, the world’s largest provider of wireless chips, software solutions and technologies for wireless communication.

Ognen supports international companies in the design of products, solutions and technologies in the field of connectivity and the industrial Internet of Things. He has a degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering and has held positions at international companies such as Kyocera, Renesas, and Qualcomm.

Qualcomm’s Ognen Basarovski presents on the impact of 5G 

David RegerNEURA ROBOTICS                     
Cognitive robots – the new era of true collaboration between human and machine

David Reger has made it his mission to revolutionize the world of robotics. As founder and CEO of NEURA Robotics he develops intelligent robot assistants to enable true collaboration between humans and machines. As both a Senator of the German Economy and a Senator of the European Senate for Economy and Technology, he advises decision-makers in politics and business, promoting an ecological and social market economy.

Neuro Robotics’ David Reger on barriers to adoption of cognitive robots

Agustín Pozo – NOKIA               

Augustin describes himself as having an “excited millennial mindset in a forty-odd year olds body”. He works with two principal assets – Technology and People – to help companies make digital transformation a success. He brings more than 20 years of experience taking businesses to the next level through technology innovation. Augustin’s work has received many awards, including the Best Global Service Transformation Program for his work with Nokia.

Bay spotting metaverse opportunities with her eyes closed.

Robert CheekHYUNDAI MOTOR SECURITIES                             

Robert Cheek, know to many as Robb the Robot Guy, is the robotics analyst for Hyundai Motor Investment and Securities, the investment-banking arm of the Hyundai Motor Group. In this role, Robert recommends robotics companies and related technologies for investment or partnership by internal and external clients. Robert also serves as an advisor to several robotics companies in the US, South Korea, and Germany.

Prior to joining Hyundai, Robert served as the director of business development for Yujin Robot’s Innovation Lab where he spearheaded the GoCart project, one of the world’s first AMRs (autonomous mobile robots). The success of the technologies created at the Innovation Lab resulted in a EUR50mn investment by the German consumer electronics company Miele.

Hyundai’s Robert Cheek presents on aerial robotics and drone swarms

Yosi LahadISRAEL INTELLIGENCE ROBOTICS CENTER                                                               

Yosi Lahad is an executive and entrepreneur in robotics and Intelligent Systems across both private and public companies.He is currently the Chairman of the Cooperation Committee at the Israel Intelligent Robotics Center, as well as acting as a board member of several International Robotics organizations. He is a frequent lecturer on innovation and intelligent systems, with a focus on Human Robot Interaction.

Yosi Lahad on the fourth industrial revolution

Niels Cornelis J.J. ElderingESA                   
ESA BIC Incubation Centers: Your Gateway to Commercial Space

Cornelis Eldering (Niels) is Head of Office within the Commercialisation Department at the European Space Agency. Together with his team, he is responsible for ESA’s Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs), the ESA ΦLab network, the ESA Technology Transfer Brokers network and ESA’s Partnership Initiatives for Commercialisation (EPIC).

ESA currently has 25 Business Incubation Centers (ESA BICs) whose primary aim is to provide support to entrepreneurs who wish to exploit space-based solutions. Niels holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and has received the RSM Distinguished Alumni Award for Senior Leader due to his efforts in creating benefits for society by engaging business and education with space technology.

Bay Backner opening the show during the official inauguration

Sandra Martínez de LahidalgaTECNALIA
Fabricación robótica flexible e híbrida de moldes compuestos para piezas grandes en los principales sectores industriales

Industrial Engineer specialized in Electricity and Electronics from the University of the Basque Country.. Since September 2008, she has been working as a researcher in the Department of Means of Production and Robotics at Tecnalia, being responsible for electrical, electronic and control design, as well as the development and implementation of different advanced automation and industrial robotics projects in different industrial fields.

Dr. Martin Gershon on life sciences as a growth investment in AI and robotics

It’s Only the Beginning: Big Tech Invests $100B in Groundbreaking AI in Healthcare and Life Science Companies

Dr. D. Martin Gershon is a Leading Healthcare and Life Science Innovation Strategist and Advisor for Fortune 500 Companies. He’s a Venture Capital investor, a designated Standard & Poor’s Healthcare Industry Leader, and Advisor to the Harvard Innovation Labs. He  20 years of experience as a neuroscientist, oncologist/immunologist, healthcare economist, and FDA healthcare regulatory attorney.

Dr. Gershon founded the Endeavor Life Science Fund investing in groundbreaking companies like Moderna and 69 life science companies that are reshaping healthcare.

IBM’s Victor Sanchez on human-robot interactions

Victor SánchezIBM                                           

Victor is CTO in EMEA for IBM Consulting Connected Edge Center of Competence. This centre is responsible for identifying Use Cases, creating strategies, methodologies and solution accelerators for IoT, Edge, Digital Twin, Robotics and Industry 4.0 domains. Although living more than 20 years outside of Spain, Victor describes himself as a “nerdy Computer Science Engineer” from the Complutense University of Madrid Escuela Superior de Informática (E.S.I.)

Working with Hyperscalers (Azure, AWS…) and diverse partners in delivering real business results through technology, Victor believes in creative thinking, imaginative solutions and customer co-creation, bringing creativity in fun ways by using gamification, sensors and LEGO.

Highlights from Global Robot Expo (GR-EX) 2022

For more information about Global Robot Expo, visit the IFEMA Madrid GR-EX site.