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Amel Saidane

Tunisian Startups Association

Amel Saidane is an entrepreneur, ecosystem builder and digital transformation expert. She is the president of Tunisian Startups Association, which gives a voice to Tunisian startups. Being a co-founder of BetaCube, a venture builder in mobility solutions, she is an innovation and digital transformation activist acting as a board member for the Digital Center of Excellence of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. She is also a member of the BMW Responsible Leaders Network, and a fellow of the BMW Ready-Go program.

Amel is an engineer in electro-technics, qualified from the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, she also holds a master’s of science in business in digital economy from the University of Maryland.

May 26, 2020 Panel

U Talk #2: Business for purpose

Gunda Opitz

UnternehmerTUM

Gunda Opitz is head of Entrepreneurial Network at UnternehmerTUM. She has been with UnternehmerTUM since its beginnings in the year 2002. She strongly believes in the power of entrepreneurship as a game changer for the challenges of our time. In 2009 she founded the Entrepreneurial Network section and – with her team – successfully provides the launch pad for international startup teams with a deep tech focus.

She previously worked as a freelancer for a range of organizations, developing and implementing innovation projects and tools. Gunda holds a diploma in architecture and in business administration.

May 26, 2020 Panel

U Talk #2: Business for purpose

Marco Görgmaier

BMW Group

Marco C. Görgmaier – head of DevOps platform, cloud technologies – is responsible for driving the strategic cloud-native platform approach of the BMW Group forward to transform the software application landscape. Marco joined the BMW Group in 2013 as an IT specialist. In 2015 he was assigned to develop the IT strategy of the BMW Group and was appointed head of strategic planning & innovation management two years later.

In 2019 he became head of cloud enabling, before he took over the global responsibility for BMW’s DevOps cloud platform. Marco holds a degree in business informatics at the University of Reading (UK) and started his professional career at Audi AG in 2010 as an international trainee. Marco is also a co-founder of the Munich based recommerce-startup Bonavendi.

May 26, 2020 Panel

U Talk #2: Business for purpose

Miki Yokoyama

UnternehmerTUM

At UnternehmerTUM, Miki Yokoyama is Managing Partner at TechFounders, the startup accelerator brand of UnternehmerTUM, and COO of RESPOND, the impact accelerator by the BMW Foundation, operated by UnternehmerTUM. Further, she is working on the integration of sustainability issues across the VC investment process as well as on how considering sustainability topics can become mainstream for startups. 

Miki started her career in the corporate strategy and sustainability division of the BMW Group and also worked several years for the Boston Consulting Group, mainly advising automotive companies on business strategies and digital transformation.

May 19, 2020 Interview

U Talk #1: Corona – an inflection point for AI@scale?

Moritz Hunger

Digital Transformation GIZ

Moritz Hunger works as a GIZ project manager for the Digital Transformation Centre of the German Development Ministry (BMZ) in Tunisia, facilitating Tunisian and German companies to co-create digital solutions.

Previously, he advised the BMZ on topics such as digital entrepreneurship and the future of work in the development context and supported companies looking to invest in Western Africa.

Moritz is passionate about the creation of local innovation through digital technologies.

May 26, 2020 Panel

U Talk #2: Business for purpose

Philipp Gerbert

appliedAI by UnternehmerTUM

Dr. Philipp Gerbert is future shaper UnternehmerTUM and director of appliedAI. Beyond artificial intelligence, he has made significant contributions to quantum computing in business, including widely acclaimed reviews of the field. In a separate vein, he is committed to driving climate action and was the lead author of “Klimapfade für Deutschland” (BDI/BCG/Prognos) – the most comprehensive study on how to decarbonize a country without hurting the economy.

Before UnternehmerTUM Philipp worked at BCG and other companies, focusing on technology-driven business transformation on both sides of the Atlantic, including Silicon Valley. By background Philipp is a quantum physicist, received his master from the LMU Munich/Max-Planck Institute and his Ph.D. from MIT in Cambridge, USA. 

May 19, 2020 Interview

U Talk #1: Corona – an inflection point for AI@scale?

May 26, 2020

Digital economy Tunisia at Forum UnternehmerTUM
Panel

U Talk #2: Business for purpose

Supported by Digital Transformation Centre of the German Development Ministry (BMZ), UnternehmerTUM joined forces with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on the project Tech216 to shape a platform aiming to connect German &... Read More

Supported by Digital Transformation Centre of the German Development Ministry (BMZ), UnternehmerTUM joined forces with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on the project Tech216 to shape a platform aiming to connect German & Tunisian companies, creating new IT business & achieving a win-win situation. Our panel will look at chances and challenges with pilot partner BMW.

May 19, 2020

Interview

U Talk #1: Corona – an inflection point for AI@scale?

Business leaders wonder what will change in a post-Corona world. For AI@scale, Corona could be an inflection point, similar World War I for planes. AI has seen its first mega stress-test, both in fighting Corona and in managing operations, with... Read More

Business leaders wonder what will change in a post-Corona world.
For AI@scale, Corona could be an inflection point, similar World War I for planes. AI has seen its first mega stress-test, both in fighting Corona and in managing operations, with humans ‘distanced’. The lessons are not lost on business (and political) leaders. Link to the Interview. 

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