Walk the Talk. (2020)

The theme of our event this year is Walk the Talk.
Just as the value of a tree is judged by the quality of its fruits, the value of a practice is judged by the quality of its results. Communicating a great idea can make a contribution to the public struggle for future solutions more than ever before. However, a great idea often gets lost in the crazy shuffle of the day-to-day: It’s really hard to practice what you preach when you do not believe the sermon is the first place.
The core concept of ‘walking the talk’ is the change you want to see in the community, society, country, and world. In other words, first communicating these changes to your surroundings.

The underlying point here is that they have meaning and they matter !. Aligning them is all part of living with integrity. Based on the theme, we want select speakers who have worked hard on their ideas and have progressed into different fields, technology, community welfare, finance and everything related that makes our world a better and safer place. This will give our potential speakers the opportunity to be in the spotlight and share their respective stories live as well virtually. Similarly, our audience wants to be inspired and leave with a message that they are “louder than words”.

If your WORDS and ACTIONS often meet each other, and you have an amazing story to share, this year’s event platform is for you!






Ariane De Melo 

Your Uniqueness Lies in Your Dead Dream

Ariane de Melo is a Brazilian published Fantasy author, actress, theater director, serial entrepreneur, and mother. She has been working with high profile public speakers for the past years, helping them communicate genuinely and develop charisma by using a system created based upon one of her novels. Ariane claims that “Your Uniqueness Lies in Your Dead Dream. “ If the idea works off-stage, on a day-to-day basis and for anyone? She says, „yes. “



Marco Giannecchini

DATING YOUR FUTURE SELF – The Walk from Dream to an Extraordinary Life

Marco Giannecchini is a medical doctor with a passion for neuroscience, born in Tuscany, relocated to (West) Berlin in 1987 after his studies in Pisa (Tuscany).
His first weeks in the „city of the wall“ were challenging, as he was not able to speak German, had no job and no social network.

But these were all challenges he was ready to deal with to become the new holistic version of himself and his future life.
Today he looks back to a career as an international neuroscience researcher, medical manager, lecturer, educator, corporate consultant, author, podcaster.
He published recently the book „Design the best year of your life“ ( https://www.kimerik.it/SchedaProdotto.asp?Id=3482).
Marco is driven by the conviction that our brain has the potential for unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging communication style, he has educated thousands of people all over the world, detailing how they can rewire daily their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting and favorable changes in their own private and professional life, aligned with a LIFE VISION.
His experience-based success formula „DREAM-THINK-FEEL-SERVE-FLOW“ is what he wants to share in his TED-Talk.





Sebastian Häde

Unexpected benefits from breaking a leg

My name is Sebastian Häde. I was born and raised in Kassel where I also finished my high school degree. Together with my brother and friends we founded an online marketplace and after that a media agency which specialized in software development of apps and websites. In 2016 I moved to Berlin and did an internship at an online Logistics Startup called FreightHub. At the end of 2016 I started economic studies at Humboldt University and launched the development of the first Mapify platform together with my co-founders. In early 2017 I changed my studying subject to Computer Science and started at the Technical University of Berlin. In the summer semester holidays I encountered a very bad scooter accident in Thailand during which I broke my leg multiple times. After this accident I could not walk for half a year and had to stay in bed. This suddenly gave me the unexpected opportunity to immensely increase my skills in software development, resulting in quickly becoming a full-stack engineer in a leading position at age 19. In early 2018 we closed our first financing round with Mapify. After that I quitted university and since then I have been working as VP Engineering full time at Mapify, managing entire infrastructures and staff.





Dr. Akuma Saningong

Pay It Forward With Transgenerational Epigenetics

Dr. Akuma Saningong is a master of communication and an expert in releasing and maximizing your potential through the combination of science and personal development and inspiration.He applies the knowledge of quantum physics and the biology of epigenetics to help you unfold your full potential.„Invest in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.“ – Akuma Saningong





Christoph Schwerdtfeger

Christoph is the co-founder of Signatrix, a company that brings AI to retail stores. He has studied mathematics, philosophy, and economics before leaving the university to build the company. He is an expert amateur with a wide range of interests and passions.





Avanti Sharma

how an iGen would implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Avanti, won ICT Rising Star special award at IT Ladies night in December 2019, selected as Finalist in Technology Playmaker awards ‘Rising Star of the year’, London. Avanti started coding from the age of 7 and started teaching youngsters when she turned 9. Soon thereafter. Avanti started her journey to international conferences and competitions. Avanti participated in a worldwide app development contest Technovation Challenge. In 2018, Avanti was selected as a semifinalist for developing MyEco app on the environment. Avanti developed One-Click Safety App and wrote its business plan in 2017. Avanti is passionate about bringing in a new model of education with coding and STEM or addressing global issues differently taking into account the views of iGens. She shared her thoughts on these subjects at:

–          Women in Tech 2018, Lisbon where she was Finalist in ‘Most Promising Junior’ 2018

–          Technology Playmaker awards where Avanti was finalist under the category, ‘Rising Star of the year’ 2018, London.

–          Diversity Summit KPMG

–          Campus Italia, Milan

–          WonderWomaninTech, London

–          Scratch Conference, Budapest

–          Hub Dot, in Luxembourg and then in London for the 10th Anniversary

–          Women and Girls in Science, by Microsoft Accelerator, London

–          Creative Computing, HourofCode, EU Code Week, Makerfest

–          Introduction to Scratch at Flight Academy Luxembourg




Frederik Fahning

How Gen Z is changing the future of work.

Frederik Fahning was born in 1988 in Hamburg to a businessman. Even as a young kid, Frederik harboured the ambition to start his own company one day. After finishing his studies in Business Law, Frederik moved to Berlin to gain work experience. A few months later, he met Fritz and Cihan, and together they founded Zenjob. Frederik was just 27 at that time and now four years later, Zenjob has over 250 employees. Since the start, Frederik has always believed that everyone in the world has the power to change the future of work.





Ben Bharat Berwing

Simple Living, High Thinking – How to get out of the Hamsterwheel

Bharat escaped the hamster-wheel of modern society and the golden hand-cuffs of a corporate 6-figure job.

5 years ago he waived the conveniences and unnecessary necessities of the western world of names and things, to explore a richer lifestyle of self-realization with his wife and two boys.

Fiji, Iran, India, Florida, and Upstate New York’s countryside: Traveling and living off the grid, in tiny homes and in symbiosis with nature opened his worldview for adventures in simple living: hand-milking cows, selling bullshit (literally!), growing grains, digging wells, homeschooling and meditating about the goal of life.





Astrid Paramita Mochtarram

Living Sustainably, One Lipstick at a Time

Astrid Paramita Mochtarram is a geek, an engineer, an artist, a writer, and an entrepreneur.

A little crazy and working on too many projects at times, she is most passionately working for her tech startup twindly, which focuses on beauty and sustainability.

She is Indonesian and currently happy to call Berlin as home. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Informatics Engineering (majoring in Artificial Intelligence) at Bandung Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Digital Media at the University of Bremen.

After the studies, Astrid went to pursue her passion to be a fiction author where she learned a lot about storytelling and building a personal brand for three years, before coming back to her engineering roots and started working on web development projects.

Twindly was a brainchild of her passion for beauty and tech. It started as a recommendation platform to find your beauty twins and currently pivoting towards giving automated recommendations for sustainable beauty and loving your beauty stash.