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11
2017

"Digital Freedom Festival" speakers announced

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The technology, startup, political and lifestyle festival and conference is taking place for the second time on Novermber 27-28 in Riga. The speakers for the global event have been announced. 

Over 100 inspirational speakers from around the world will present on 6 different stages at the converence. Speakers of the conference include Kathryn Myronuk (USA) - the founder of Singularity University, a globally leading think-tank based at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, Paul Bragiel (USA) - advisory board member at Uber,  Ayelet Noff (Israel) - IT sector PR specialist, as well as others. 

Kathryn Myronuk is the founder of the world leading think-tank at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley Singularity University (USA), who was mentioned on CNN as one of the world's technology superstars. Kathryn Myronuk is an expert in the exponentially growing technology sector and participated in creating the Sigularity University revolutionary approach on experiential learning to solve global problems.

Paul Bragiel is an experienced entrepreneur, Uber Advisory Board member and investment fund Bragiel Brothers founder, who has invested in more than 200 companies all over the world. He has created regional funds in Africa and Asia.

 Ayelet Noff is the renowned public relations company Blonde 2.0 Founder and Director, who creates publicity for startup, risk capital and lifestyle businesses. The influential US news portal Business Insider mentioned her as one of the best public relations professionals in the technology sector, while Forbes magazine named Ayelet Noff one of the world's startup community's most important activists.

Vasco Pedro from Portugal is the Co-Founder and Director of Unbabel. He previously worked as a startup mentor, supporting them in the business creation stage, helping create a company team, solving technological challenges and creating a minimum viable product.

Digital Freedom Festival Co-Founder Dagnija Lejina: “This year the festival will once again gather interesting speakers, global tech sharks, from whom we can gain inspiration and learn from their knowledge and experience. Yesterday's news is today's reality, but tomorrow, possibly, it will already be history - it's at such a great and head-spinning speed that the technology sector is advancing. If we want to be competitive, we must be at the epicentre of the developmental flow.”

This year's central conference topics will be - smart cities, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, green technologies, FinTech and digital detox. Discussions will take place on 6 stages, gathering more than 100 inspirational speakers from all over the world, and the total number of participants will be around 1300.

In cooperation with the most influential accelerators in the world - 500 Startups (USA) and Rockstart (Netherlads), as well as the Latvian Business Angels Network (LatBAN), investors will search for Europe's best startups at the festival. Startups will also have the opportunity to participate in the Expo and present their idea to the most influential investors in the world, media and other festival participants.