NURAY GOKALP IS GLOBAL, TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNITY, AND INNOVATION!
Nuray has a passion for innovation, technology, culture, and many more topics. She finished her Master of Science (MSc) degree in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Nuray’s thesis “Multimodal, Affective, and Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction” combined her passion for technology and innovation.
Her passion for technology and culture brought her to Japan, where she studied Japanese language and culture at Keio University in Tokyo. As a student, Nuray was part of the Extreme Blue internship at IBM, where she expressed her passion for technology and innovation. As a young professional, she worked as a Management Trainee at Air France KLM, where she was responsible for several innovative projects, the first one creating an Agile development track using Scrum.
As a next step in her career, Nuray has worked in several roles (project manager, portfolio manager, information manager, advisor) for several innovative, local and European projects (open innovation, open data, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding) as part of the City of Amsterdam in “quadruple helix” partnerships with public, private, academia, and citizens.
She has combined all of these experiences in AmsterdamTech.City and GlobalTech.City, focusing on tech trends such as Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Big & Open Data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Nuray organises and moderates monthly tech events every first Monday of the month in Amsterdam and other cities around the world. This is a platform where government, academia, corporates, startups, scale ups, students, and citizens connect together presenting problems and solutions. We are all connected!
Nuray Gokalp's mission is to solve societal challenges with trending tech solutions globally!
Read the full story in her blog post "GovTech is my Mission" and "FemTech in my DNA".
Nupur (@NupurKohliNL) is Winner of the VIVA400 Award for Most Inspiring Woman of The Netherlands 2016 in the Category Smart Brains and One of the Most Inspiring Women in Technology in The Netherlands 2017 from Inspiring 50 Europe. She is a Medical Doctor, Author, Global Speaker and a Strategic Healthcare Advisor. After her M.D. from AMC, Amsterdam, she did Fundamentals of Business from Harvard Business School, USA. An Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Nupur has given worldwide more than 80 speeches in recent years. She is the winner of the TEDx award Delft in 2012. In 2016 she gave her second TEDx talk at Nyenrode Business University. She aspires to reduce stress in societies and businesses, affecting decision-making, productivity, and profitability. She did substantial research on stress and productivity and is the author of the book ‘Chill! How to survive stress and improve personal and professional productivity. Symptoms and solutions to chronic pressure’. (www.drnupurkohli.com)
Bart Geerts is an anesthetist, intensive care physician and clinical pharmacologist. He works both at the AMC in Amsterdam as a cardiothoracic anesthetist, and at Scyfer, a deep-learning company, to solve more general medical problems at a broader level. He also performs research into peri-operative optimization and cardiovascular physiology with other departments, national and international partners. Research is becoming more and more focused on larger data sets to predict outcome, and to support, and personalize treatment decisions for both patient and health care provider.
Willem Herter studied Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam. During this period, Willem has founded a company in education helping high school students. Furthermore, Willem was a member of the voluntary board of the Dutch Cancer Society and has worked as data scientist for THNK: School for Creative Leadership.
Ignazio Aleo, is a motion and technology enthusiast. He owns a Ph.D. in Human-Machine Interaction and spent several years designing and developing accurate consumer-grade HW/SW architectures for wireless motion tracking for world leading technology suppliers like STMicroelectronics and Fairchild Semiconductor. His solutions have been demonstrated live at international industry shows, like CES and MWC and integrated in multiple large-scale consumer products. In 2014 Ignazio has been awarded as Italian Young Innovator from MIT Technology Review and he now founded Moveshelf to disrupt digital motion experiences