Following a very successful run at the first edition of Malta AI & Blockchain Summit, we’re going all out for 2019. Over 100 startups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the event. Startups based in AI, Blockchain, Quantum Tech, Big Data and IoT will each have a small booth at Malta AI & Blockchain Summit surrounded by top investors and mentors, being invited to lavish networking dinners as well as benefitting from online exposure. However the AI Startup pitch is only open to AI startups and the judges’ top ten will make it to the pitch stage during the final leg of the Summit. Expect the competition to be fierce with so many investors to impress! Participants get the following:
A free 1m booth at Malta AI & Blockchain Summit 19,
including cost of printing
Invitation to premium networking
events during Malta AI & Blockchain Summit.
Startup Pitch presentation for ten finalists – meet the investors on stage.
Malta AI & Blockchain Summit PR – magazines, website, email newsletters, interviews.
Free consultancy and potential leads from leading industry veterans.
Meet the JUDGES
Anthony is CEO and Director of Certus Operations Limited. He also sits on the Investment Committee of Certus overseeing group treasury and investment strategy.
During the past ten years, Anthony has been actively involved in investment research & strategy, corporate finance and venture capital.
Anthony started his career as an equity research analyst in Malta before moving to the London to lead the investment research department for a FTSE 250-listed financial derivatives trading brokerage. His analytical research and insightful views on markets were featured on prominent financial media such as Bloomberg, The Financial Times and CityAM. As he progressed in his career, Anthony moved into corporate finance roles, providing professional business valuations for high profile M&A and private equity transactions. Combining his passion for investment, technology, and entrepreneurship, Anthony joined a local venture capital firm, where he developed a proprietary framework for selecting early-stage technology startups. He also a board member of an international oil & gas software company based in Glasgow.
Anthony holds an Executive MBA with Distinction from Sir John Cass Business School in London.
As Umnai’s Chief Executive Officer, Angelo is responsible for leading the company’s commercial, product and technology strategy. Umnai was founded as an innovative AI focused solutions provider that is creating new AI technology that can explain itself and its
decisions while helping to assist people rather than replacing them, with an emphasis on achieving a positive social impact.
Angelo has published over 23 scientific publications in Europe and the US and has over twenty years of experience in various executive positions in technology, entertainment and fintech companies. Angelo has also represented Malta in various international events and one
of his first international achievements was to win a bronze medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 1995.
As a serial entrepreneur, Angelo was involved in four IPOs and invested in more than 40 successful companies. This long track record was recognised in 2014, when he was awarded with Malta’s Top Entrepreneur of the Year award. Angelo’s profile is a realization of the
mantra he works by ‘To create scaleable, repeatable technology businesses that lead by innovation’.
Seed stage startup and AI investor
David is an alert analyst of the global technology landscape, applying cycles of accelerating technological change to the needs of high-growth organisations. He has deep understanding of the needs and mechanics of both product marketing, sales development, localisation, and globalisation.
Orban’s vision is at the crossroads of technology and society as defined by their coevolution. There are times when things change fast, and this is one of themTo be able and act from the position where the perspective on this change is accessible is a true privilege.
“What is the question that I should be asking?” is Orban’s motto. Meta-analyses, and meta-rules are the tools of the trade when going breadth first is an advantage. The new renaissance is also about cutting across the limits of deep specialisation. Tolerating high levels of pressure, and frequent mistakes, accelerating cycles of invention and innovation build the new worlds ahead of us.
Areas of Interest:
Artificial Intelligence, Interaction Design, User Experience, Computer Vision, Data Compression, Mobile Development and Research.
Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
Frameworks/Programming Languages: Python, Java, Processing, C#, C, C++, SQL, HTML, OpenCV and LaTeX.
Professor of AI
Prof Alexiei Dingli is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Head of the Department of AI at the University of Malta. He has been conducting research and working in the field of AI for the past two decades. His work was rated World Class by international experts and won various prizes including the Semantic Web Challenge, the first prize by the European Space Agency, the e-Excellence Gold Seal award, the first Prize in the Malta Innovation Awards and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) award for Creativity amongst others. He has published several peer reviewed papers and books in the field. He is also involved in various AI projects with local and international organisations. The Government of Malta appointed him on the Malta.AI task-force aimed at making Malta one of the top AI countries in the world.
Dr Jackie Mallia
I am a lawyer based in Malta focusing on legal matters that match my personal and leisure interests: technology, film, television, art and music. I have a keen interest in innovation, communications and the ways that technology and the underlying communications infrastructures can generally improve quality of life. This interest has led me to carry out extensive research and work in technology and communications regulation and has given me the opportunity to obtain extensive local and cross-border experience in advising on TMT and IP matters globally on non-contentious matters. My current focus is on AI and other disruptive technologies. I am also part of the Malta.AI Task Force, heading the Legal and Ethics Working Group.
Spring 2019 Winner
Photocert establishes and certifies the validity of pictures and videos; delivering 3rd party trust between businesses and their customers reciprocally. It also allows sensitive processes where the validity of images is crucial (underwriting, claims, inspections, e-commerce and online dating), to be streamlined and automated. Certifications are held using the blockchain.
Pynk is the world’s first People Powered Investment platform. We listen to the Wisdom of our Crowd (WoC), overlay Rose (our proprietary A.I.) and combine with our in-house expert analysis to help make short and long term investment decisions that deliver market beating returns.
Startup village 2019
180 uses the Stellar blockchain to enable millions of people to donate
to other people in need for a fraction of the normal costs in a matter
of seconds, without using a bank. Our peer-to peer platform will be 100%
transparent and scalable to save billions of Euro’s per year!
3rdEye Technik is a IoT Technology company based in München, we are young, agile & dynamic, we make state of the art IoT Edge platform because we strongly believe that future of connected economy is edge device, Cloud connected device will fail to deliver the value.
The Adosia IoT Platform is a suite of Internet of Things (IoT) building blocks that lets beginners to experts easily create, deploy and remotely monitor custom WiFi control systems within minutes – without having to code. Adosia hardware uses blockchain to fuse secured IoT profiles with incentive tokenization to create incentive-driven data economies.
AgriLedger designs block chain-based solutions which have ‘empowered farmers by simplifying their access to wider global markets via mobile platforms and to financial services via API linkages with local banks and financial institutions’. The solution supports a high standard of integrity within the agricultural value chain by improving transparency and information flows.
AIRE.ONE is Growth Analytics Platform for CPG brands and retailers to increase Sales and Return on Marketing. We use AI to simulate retail scenarios (Scenario Planning). Currently working closely with big multinational.
Aitechnolabz (AI/ML) is a startup company and established in 2018 & developing software services of AI, IOT, (chatbot, facial recognize, Voice, text) DevOps, Automation, Machine Learning, Deep learning, Blockchain consulting. The growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning acts as the main adopters of the techniques utilized by large software companies to make live all their needs and requirements with expertise.
Many enterprises take up AI and ML technology in order to minimize the operational costs, increase the revenue with high efficiency that improves the customer experience. To attain powerful and intelligent solutions to enhance your business growth, we Aitechnolabz a leading innovative AI solutions, ML modeling, consulting and development service provider is the right choice. We optimize the processes and automate your entire businesses by deploying smart AI and ML solutions.
Arteïa is a technology platform set to expand the art market and benefit collectors, artists, and professionals of the fine art ecosystem. Arteïa links a collection management system to a matching platform supported by an art provenance tracker on the blockchain and provides an entire palette of robust cataloging tools.