[PROGRAM BLOCK] The Emerging New Economy

Have you ever heard of the 80-20 rule? It’s a pretty simple one—in a world of innovation, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions 80 % of the time while solving them should occupy just 20 % of it!

Like our good ol’ entrepreneurial pal Henry Ford famously said: “If I asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse!” and—like you probably figured—that’s a very wrong question for Henry to ask! Instead, he started asking his customers: “What are you trying to do?” and the result of his ‘this-time-right’ question was his famous Model T. Going from a horse to a car is a legendary tale of new opportunities, fresh business models and ever rising technologies—a symbol easily transferable into the present day. 

Asking all the right questions is our next panel of speakers, global masters of answering, innovation, investing, and building something new, who will enlighten the secrets of the emerging new economy like pros!


Shubber Ali

is a global managing director at Elastic, ex global lead at Accenture and ex vice president of strategic innovation at Salesforce. As an experienced entrepreneur, he co-founded the software company Centriq & Flaik. At the moment, he’s also a guest lecturer at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bertram Lutz

is head of solution engineering at Make (formerly known as Integromat), Germany’s fastest-growing tech company working with clients like Meta, Spotify, Adidas, and Heineken.

Bori Fozy

is a venture capitalist at UNIQA Ventures GmbH, the venture capital arm of UNIQA Insurance Group AG, as well as a pioneer in corporate-backed venture capital in Central & Eastern Europe. 

Emin Sözer

 is a director of business analytics, planning and unit profitability at Nova KBM d.d, the second-largest bank in Slovenia. He used to work for DenizBank in Istanbul, for Citi, a retail bank and for Roche, a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.

Enis Hulli

is a general partner at 500 Startups Istanbul, a seed VC fund under the broader 500 Startups network. He aims to cultivate and grow the Turkish startup ecosystem to better integrate it with Silicon Valley. Additionally, he is the host of a podcast on growth journeys from emerging ecosystems to global markets.

Gianluca Dettori

is a chairman and general partner of Primo Ventures, where they are building a solid, performing highly specialised Italian early-stage venture firm. He is also the president of VC Hub Italia, a mentor at Algorand Europe Accelerator, and a board member of Transactionale and Sardex S.p.A.

Jon Goriup Dermastia

is a co-founder and CEO of VCG.AI, a value chain development platform accelerating the transition to more circular business models across the European bioeconomy.

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