Business breakfast – technological visions for industry


Are you interested in technological visions? Do you follow industrial development and think about what technologies and innovations of the present times are here to stay and which ones might run to a dead end? If you are interested in bionics, virtual and augmented reality, cognitive robotics or digitization of industry then we would like to invite you to our business breakfast – Technological visions in industry.

It is a unique opportunity to meet with representatives of technological visionaries from industrial companies, scientists as well as start-ups and to peek under the lid of technological innovations that are slowly but surely changing the world as we know it. An exclusive business breakfast with a limited number of guests represents a rare opportunity to learn more about cutting edge technologies and a breakthrough research and offers a chance to ask our guests anything you wanted to know about the topic.

Date: November 11, 2019; 9:00 – 11:30

See full programme and registration here

Our guests:

Heinrich Frontzek, vicepresident for company communication, Festo AG
In his position as the head of corporate communication he is also responsible for communicating Festo’s “concepts of the future” such as bionics. The “Bionic Learning Network” project under his management received the 2010 German Design Award for communication design.

Robert Babuška, professor at TU Delft and at CIIRC CTU
In the past, he made seminal contributions also to the field of nonlinear control and system identification with the use of fuzzy modelling techniques. His current research interests include deep reinforcement learning, adaptive and learning robot control, nonlinear system identification and state-estimation. He has been involved in the applications of these techniques in various fields, ranging from process control to robotics and aerospace.

Jan Hovora, owner and CEO of Pocket Virtuality
Founder of Pocket Virtuality – a start-up that focuses on using virtual and augmented reality in industry and is developing a platform for distant presence. He is also a co-founder of Bohemia Interactive where he worked in research and development of RT computer graphics and military simulations with focus on motion capture, 3D laser scanning, low pole modelling and systems for generating vegetation. Pocket Virtuality this year received the Recognition of Excellence award from Deloitte as part of the CE Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019 Central Europe.

František Podzimek, Head of Sales – Digital Enterprise portfolio for Digital Industries, Siemens Czech republic
In his position he is responsible for Siemens digitization and industry 4.0 projects in the Czech Republic. He helps companies support their competitiveness through technological innovations with focus on industrial IoT, cloud/edge computing and industrial software. Being part of the company of Siemens, he not only provides customers with technologies but also supports the development of strategies and implementation of projects aimed at fulfilling their technological visions.


8:30 – 9:00               Registration, welcome and breakfast
9:00 – 10:00             Introduction of guests and their visions for industrial technologies
10:00 – 10:15            Refreshment break
10:15 – 11:30            Round discussion with guests
11:30                        End of event

The event will be in English without interpretation. Entry is free based on a confirmed registration.
Due to the limited number of seats we recommend early reservation.


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