On May 10th 2023, we convened once more for the annual Rise of AI Conference. It was a dynamic and exhilarating time filled with thought-provoking speeches, engaging dialogues, and a fusion of both fresh faces and familiar ones.
If you were unable to attend, don’t worry. You have the opportunity to see all the presentations here. Or better, join us in the following year. Rise of AI is set to make a thrilling comeback on May 15th 2024.
The EpiCenter of AI in GermanY
Since 2015, the annual Rise of AI conference connects AI experts, decision-makers, opinion leaders and game changers to discuss Artificial Intelligence for society, politics and economy.
Personally hosted by Veronika & Fabian Westerheide, we truly shape and connect the German AI ecosystem.
This year 230 guests & speakers met in Berlin and over 1,200 attended virtually.
Watch all recorded keynotes & panels
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer of nyonic, Supervisory Board Member of ZF Group
Director, AI Initiative, KAUST | Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, NNAISENSE | Scientific Director, Swiss AI Lab IDSIA
Department Head AI at German Federal Ministry (BMBF) | Artificial Intelligence Founder | Board Member
CSO and Scientific Director | nyonic and DFKI
CEO KI Park | CIO Quantagonia | Non Executive Board Member | Senior Advisor
Managing Director Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI)
CEO & Founder at Aleph Alpha
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer | ada Learning GmbH
Managing Director appliedAI Initiative GmbH
Co-founder & CEO Stealth AI Startup
Digital Trust Office, CEO, Founder | Digital Trust Analytics GmbH
President KI Bundesverband e.V.
Professor of Ethics and Technology
Founder and CEO at N Robotics | Philosopher of Robotics and AI
Chief AI Officer at Pangiam
Digital Technology Manager | VDE
AI Techsales Leader
Managing Director Deloitte Digital
Partner and Vice President Artificial Intelligence at BCG X
VP People & ESG at HV Capital
Co-Founder & CEO at QAI Ventures
CEO at Behavioral Signals
𝗩𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 @𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲 | Corporate Influencer | LinkedIn Communication Expert | Female Founder
Open AI Ambassador | Developer Expert Google Go | University Lecturer
Co-Founder/CEO Brighter AI Technologies GmbH
Partner at Lausen Rechtsanwälte
CMO & Chief Impact Officer | Founding Member | Omdena
Investor at btov Partners
Founder & Chief Creative at Birds on Mars GmbH
Head of Growth at Gestalt Robotics
Founder/Evangelist at Transatlantic AI eXchange
Founder of Hub France IA and CEO ALEIA
VP Merantix Momentum
Managing Director KI.NRW / Fraunhofer IAIS
Managing Director | Lead AI Institute Deloitte Germany
Co-Founder CCO Codepan
Data Science Architect SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH
Project Leader Innovation at Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub
Head of Technology Digital Media ZDF
Co-Founder & CEO Xayn
Competence Lead | Senior Director Artificial Intelligence
Co-Founder & CEO Europe of nyonic
Swiss Business Hub Germany
AI & Data Science Expert | Forbes Technology Council | Multipreneur
Venture and Growth at Glynn Capital
Leiterin Investitionsförderung bei Swiss Business Hub Germany
Artificial Intelligence Enthusiast
Founder BOLD Consulting GmbH
Senior Managing Director Ankura
Manager Data Science at LAYA Group
Co-Founder & CEO Cloudsupplies
Founder & CEO at Merantix AG | Entrepreneur | Investor
Co-Founder & CEO at Merantix Momentum | WEF Digital Leader | Board Member
Founder Merantix AG | Co-Founder AI Campus Berlin | Board Member KI Bundesverband e.V.
CEO & co-founder Silo AI
CEO BREOS GmbH
Professor of Practice Imperial College
Managing Partner Wachs, Hesselbarth & Co Strategy Advisors GbR
Managing Director Berlin Global Dialogue/ ESMT
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Device Insight GmbH
Chief Business Officer ELEKS GmbH
CEO GET Capital AG
Managing Director Tola Capital
CTO GET Capital AG
Partner Earlybird UNI-X
Director of AI and Cybersecurity Analytics SIEMENS
Founder & CEO Kauz
Head of Marketing & Innovation GEFA BANK GmbH
Business Development Manager Industry 4.0 ruhlamat GmbH
Teamleader Fraunhofer IAIS
Chief of Product Significo
Deputy Site Director at DFKI GmbH
Business Lead Data Science HP Deutschland GmbH
Managing Director Acolad Digital GmbH
Co-CEO & Co-Founder & Hub Leader | benthos.ai & Sustainable Ocean Alliance Germany
Director SKAD AG
Senior AI Innovation Manager Berlin Partner | #ai_berlin
Clustermanagerin IKT Berlin Partner
CEO Birds on Mars
CEO Codepan GmbH
Lead AI QuantumBasel
Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser European Parliament
Head of Use Cases & Application appliedAI Initiative
Senior AI Developer EnBW
CEO, Serial Founder 1ST ROW & WOMEN SPEAKER FOUNDATION
CEO INFORM GmbH
VC Investor Prosus Ventures
Vice President Executive Communication AI at SAP SE
Investment Manager Burda Principal Investments
Director Startup Support / Head of Innovation and Co-Creation Technologiepark Heidelberg GmbH
Solution Sales Data Science & AI SVA GmbH
Chief Operating Officer Artificial Intelligence SAP SE
Head of Strategic Partnerships and Acquisitions Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering
Chief Technology Correspondent Deutsche Welle
Solution Delivery Manager Contentful
Principal AI Business Strategist SAP SE
CEO at ExB Group
AI Strategist appliedAI Initiative GmbH
Senior Fellow Stiftung Mercator, Privacy Consultant (CIPP/E), one of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2023, former German diplomat
Principal at Atlantic Labs | Venture Capital
Leading Data & AI Excellence @EnBW | Data & AI Strategist
Project Manager Digital Authenticity, Security and Trust
General Manager & Head of Product bei OSK Berlin GmbH
CEO BlueLotus.AI GmbH
Co-Founder @ mama health
Principal Technical Manager Automation Software | IBM Deutschland GmbH
CEO & co-founder BigFilter.ai
IBM Deutschland GmbH | Data & AI Solution Specialist
Teamleitung Kundenservice & RPA
Chief Product & Design Officer @ Xayn
Editor at Die ZEIT
Geschäftsführer bei Kulturwerke Deutschland Sprachreisen GmbH
AI Manager at KI.NRW | Fraunhofer IAIS
Startup & Tech Scout at Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn (ZFHN)
CEO Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn (ZFHN)
Co-Founder & CEO at Signatrix
IBM Solution Sales Data & AI
AI Ethics & Regulation, and Venture Capital
Partner & Trusted Advisor in Executive Search
Managing Partner German Entrepreneurship
Director AI Competence Center Europe @German Entrepreneurship
AI Trainer AI Training Institute
CEO & Founder ELLA Media AG
Head of Nvidia Alliance EMEA at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Fachexperte KI at IMTB Consulting GmbH
Head of Partnerships - Codepan GmbH
Innovation Manager - Drees & Sommer
CEO - Bavarian AI Agency
Head of Strategy and Innovation - Ella Lab
Investment Analyst - TKM Family Office
Digitization and Foresight Specialist - Austrian Economic Chamber
Senior Consultant - Osthaven GmbH
CCO - MunichRe - CertAI
Specialist, CE Marketing & Communications - BCG
Accelerator Manager - K.I.E.Z. Künstliche Intelligenz Entrepreneurship Zentrum
Audience Relations Expert - SAP
COO - Ella Media AG
Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin
Chairman at Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI)
Project Lead KISZ Berlin Brandenburg Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) | Co-Founder Codegree
COO Rise of AI | Inhaberin Pandora Events
CEO Rise of AI | Founding Partner Asgard Capital
Over the years, we have succeeded in creating a wide, interactive AI network with real interpersonal connections. It is a personal wish of Fabian and Veronika to be there for the Rise of AI community before, during and after the event.
We are very happy to hear that founders and investors meet at Rise of AI, or that researchers won new project partners. We have countless of these stories. Therefore the best thing is to attend and experience it for yourself.
We personally take care, that Rise of AI is sustainable as an event for itself.
Our min contribution is streaming the event for free. Thousands have and will attended Rise of AI without the need to travel.
However for our 250 physical guests, we provide a high quality experience.
Our catering is vegan-first, we offer gluten free options and our partners source only organic products.
Due to working for years with the same partners, we reduce waste and improve energy efficiency.
Our print materials are recycled, we only use reusable porcelain and avoid useless give aways.
Furthermore, we only use living plants for decoration and plant them in our forest afterwards.
Dieses Projekt wird kofinanziert durch den Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE).
Rise of AI started with 10 people discussing the Singularity in 2014. Today Rise of AI is Europe’s most influential platform for the growing Artificial Intelligence industry.
Our mission is to build a thriving European ecosystem. We aim for AIs, which serve us and all human benefit with a longer and happier life.
Therefore we organize the yearly Rise of AI Conference, Rise of AI Virtuals Chats and the Rise of AI Summit. Furthermore, we educate, create awareness, advise and invest within the young but growing AI industry.
Our CEO, Fabian Westerheide, is an international expert on Artificial Intelligence strategy, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. An avid sci-fi lover from childhood, Fabian has turned his lifelong passion for technology and human progress into his mission.
As CEO of Pandora Events Berlin and Co-Founder and COO of Rise of AI Conference, Veronika Westerheide has many years of experience in organizing high-quality, exciting tech and AI events. She is well-connected with leading AI companies, associations and other stakeholders and is also committed to the European AI ecosystem as Director Events & Network at KI Park e. V..
Since 2012, Veronika has been supporting well-known, globally active companies in the digital industry with the realization of their events. With more than 300 successfully managed event projects and more than 15,000 guests, Veronika Westerheide stands for comprehensive expertise in all areas of the high-end event business; in Germany, Europe and worldwide.