Programme ’19

Friday, November 15 CONFERENCE DAY

Future Stage "RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW"

Where we explore how technology impacts on our daily life, media, business, and environment. Role of an individual in making the world a better place? How to make an impact now? #innovation #disruption #makeanimpact bottom @Hanzas Perons

DELFI Media Lab

We live in total information noise - weather it's oldschool media or social media screaming for your attention on your mobile - yet all we have is one brain and 24 hours. Here we explore what is important and what is fake. How to know it all, but keep our minds calm? @Hanzas Perons

Innovation Bazaar

Where smart money meets potential - seed and early-stage tech startups: matchmaking, pitching competitions, and advancing to the next level. #startups #investment #gettherightdeal @Hanzas Perons

Freedom Lounge

Where style, art, fashion, and food meets technology. Our lifestyles in the digital age - the synergies and disruption. #lifestyle #beyondtechnology #rocknroll @Hanzas Perons
09:00

REGISTRATION

8:30

Register early – starting from 8:30 – to go for guided meditation, or meditate on your own and plan your day while enjoying a cup of coffee. Also, check out the DFF Matchmaking Application

REGISTRATION

Guided Meditation

Meditation session with John Paramai Dhanissaro

9:00

Revitalise your mindfulness in a guided meditation session with Venerable LP John Paramai Dhanissaro


John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai), Theravada Buddhist Monk, Webmaster at Peace Revolution

 

Guided Meditation

Meditation session with John Paramai Dhanissaro

Coffee & Matchmaking

9:00
Dive into to the world of digital innovations with positive energy!

Turn your traditional morning coffee into an inspiring networking session with potential business partners, tech enthusiasts, and people, who want to change the world.

Download the DFF Matchmaking Application to book your meetings online.

#newconnections #matchmaking #impact

Coffee & Matchmaking

Coffee & Freedom

9:00

Slow-start your day with a cup of coffee, some snacks and just be open for what’s next while simply wandering around.

 

#whatsnext

Coffee & Freedom
10:00
The Grand Opening: Right Here, Right Now

Performance by David Klavins followed by a panel by Dagnija Lejina, Juris Sleiers and Uldis Leiterts.

Highlights of Today

The Grand Opening: Right Here, Right Now

10:00

The grand opening performance by world-renowned piano inventor David Klavins, followed by a discussion on why community festivals matter by co-founders of the Digital Freedom Festival Dagnija Lejina, Juris Sleiers and Uldis Leiterts.


David Klavins, Latvian piano maker - innovator, game changer and enthusiast

Dagnija Lejiņa, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Freedom Festival

Juris Šleiers, Co-Founder at Digital Freedom Festival

Uldis Leiterts, Co-Founder of Digital Freedom Festival and Infogr.am, Entrepreneur

#rightnow #community #impact

Highlights of Today

10:30

More than 1000 attendees, 4 stages, discussions and inspiring lectures. What’s not to miss today.

Coffee & Networking

10:00

Dive into to the world of digital innovations with positive energy!

Turn your traditional morning coffee into an inspiring networking session with potential business partners, tech enthusiasts, and people, who want to change the world.

Download the DFF Matchmaking Application to book your meetings online.

#newconnections #matchmaking #impact

Coffee & Networking

Startups in the Baltics: Report by Startup Wise Guys

Keynote by Zane Bojāre

10:30

Zane Bojāre, Head of Communications at Startup Wise Guys, one of Europe’s leading startup accelerators, will present their current official report on the startup scene in the Baltics.


Zane Bojāre, Head of Marketing at Startup Wise Guys, Co-founder at social enterprise Lude

#startupdata #thebaltics

Startups in the Baltics: Report by Startup Wise Guys

Keynote by Zane Bojāre

11:00

The Right Speed of Living in the Digital Age

Keynote by Carl Honore followed by fireside chat with Stewart Rogers

11:00

Award-winning writer, TED speaker, and the voice of slow movement Carl Honore will examin five key areas, where slowing down pays dividends: work, exercise, medicine, sex, education, and parenting; followed by fireside chat with Stewart Rogers, editor and analyst-at-large at Grit Daily & VentureBeat.


Carl Honore, Award winning writer, Ted speaker, the Voice of the Slow movement

Stewart Rogers, Analyst at VentureBeat

 

 

The Right Speed of Living in the Digital Age

Keynote by Carl Honore followed by fireside chat with Stewart Rogers

Got Medication for Infoxication?

Video greetings followed by panel with Konstantīns Kuzikovs, Mari-Liis Rüütsalu and Juris Šleiers

Digital Disruption: Fight for Audience in the Era of Attention & Trust Deficit

Panel with Marek Miller, John Paramai Dhanissaro and Ilze Dzenovska

Got Medication for Infoxication?

11:00

Evaluation of negative effects from information overload and an attempt to formulate a valid survival strategy by Konstantīns Kuzikovs, CEO of Delfi.lv, Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Eesti Ekspress Grupp, and Juris Šleiers, co-founder of the DFF.


Konstantīns Kuzikovs, CEO at AS DELFI

Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Ekspress Grupp

Juris Šleiers, Co-Founder at Digital Freedom Festival

#cure4infoxication

 

Digital Disruption: Fight for Audience in the Era of Attention & Trust Deficit

11:20

A discussion by Marek Miller, Google News Lab Teaching Fellow Google, Venerable LP John Paramai Dhanissaro; moderated by Ilze Dzenovska, mediator, trainer and founder of Peace Lab.


Marek Miller, Google News Lab Teaching Fellow

John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai), Theravada Buddhist Monk, Webmaster at Peace Revolution

Ilze Dzenovska, Mediator, trainer and founder of Peace Lab

Green Tech Pitch Finals x Latvia’s State Forest x Climate KIC

Keynote by Andrea Orsag

11:00

Opening Q&A with Latvia’s State Forest and EIT Climate-KIC followed by a selection of the best startups pitching their green ideas.
Why sustainability has to be at the core of everything we do? Keynote on circular economy being the driver and mitigation strategy to climate change by Andrea Orsag, co-founder of Mission C.

Powered by x Latvia’s State Forest x EIT Climate KIC.


Andrea Orsag, Co-Founder & Partner at MissionC

#circulareconomy #greentech #climatechange

Green Tech Pitch Finals x Latvia’s State Forest x Climate KIC

Keynote by Andrea Orsag

Productivity Hacks: Trust over Mind

Keynote by Jakob Horvat

11:00

Jakob Horvat, once Austrian TV journalist, now motivational speaker and yoga teacher, will encourage you to let go of old ways, to trust yourself and to follow your craziest dreams by revealing how he has consciously crossed his borders and transformed his life.


Jakob Horvat, Adventurer, author, yoga teacher - Thousand First Steps

#transformation

Productivity Hacks: Trust over Mind

Keynote by Jakob Horvat

12:00

Smart Mobility in Smart City: Why Is It the Most Exciting Vertical in the World?

Keynote by Kayvan Nikjou followed by panel with Mārtiņš Bičevskis, Andreas Blin and Antti Rantanen

12:00

Keynote by the founder of Mobility City Campus in Rotterdam, Kayvan Nikjou, followed by discussion with Chairman of the Council of the State Real Estate, Mārtiņš Bičevskis, Head of International Sales at has∙to∙be GmbH,  Andreas Blin and CEO of Vividly, Gunita Kuļikovska moderated by co-founder of Avanto Ventures – the initiator of the Mobility City Campus Rotterdam, Antti Rantanen

Powered by Embassy of the Netherlands and State Real Estate.


Kayvan Nikjou, Founder of Mobility City Campus

Mārtiņš Bičevskis, SJSC “State Real Estate” Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Andreas Blin, Head Of International Sales at has.to.be gmbh

Antti Rantanen, Head of European Operations at Avanto Ventures

#smartcities #mobility #humancentric

Smart Mobility in Smart City: Why Is It the Most Exciting Vertical in the World?

Keynote by Kayvan Nikjou followed by panel with Mārtiņš Bičevskis, Andreas Blin and Antti Rantanen

Media Technology & Society

Keynote by Max Beverton-Palmer

Sustainable Technologies = Sustainable Life?

Panel with Max Beverton-Palmer, Laura Hildebrant and Sanita Upleja

Media Technology & Society

12:00

Keynote by Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at the Tony Blair Institute, former Head of Digital Policy at Sky Media.


Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Sustainable Technologies = Sustainable Life?

12:30

A discussion with Head of Tech and Society at the Tony Blair Institute Max Beverton-Palmer and Laura Hildebrant, Head of Global Outreach and Engagement for the UN SDG Action Campaign. Moderated by Sanita Upleja, distinguished journalist from DELFI.


Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Sanita Upleja, “Delfi.lv” National news journalist

#sustainability

Bridging the Gaps Between Science & Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Competitiveness of Latvia & EU

Keynote by Andre Loesekrug-Pietri followed by panel with Andris Anspoks, Katalin Szaloki and Inese Suija-Markova

12:00

A keynote “Disruption: How to build the Technologies of the Future?” by Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Director of JEDI (Joint European Disruptive Initiative), followed by a discussion on competitiveness of Latvia and EU joined by Andris Anspoks, Deputy Director for Innovations at Institute of Solid State Physics of University of Latvia, Science and Innovation Advisor to Latvian Prime-Minister, and Katalin Szaloki, Public Affairs Lead at EIT Health InnoStars. Moderated by Inese Suija-Markova, Managing Director of Insitute of Environmental Solutions.

Powered by x Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.


Andris Anspoks, Deputy director for Innovations at Institute of Solid State Physics

Inese Suija-Markova, Managing director at Institute for Environmental Solutions

#policy #impact #humanity

Bridging the Gaps Between Science & Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Competitiveness of Latvia & EU

Keynote by Andre Loesekrug-Pietri followed by panel with Andris Anspoks, Katalin Szaloki and Inese Suija-Markova

13:00

Being Human in the Age of Machine Learning

Keynote by Linda Liukas followed by panel with Evija Celma, Laura Hildebrant and Eva Johansone

13:00

Linda Liukas, the author, illustrator and founder of Rails Girls – a global movement for teaching programming to young girls – explores how to bridge the gap between the science and the humanities and why technology is too important to be left for tech-nerds alone. Followed by a discussion with CEO of IT Education foundation Evija Celma and Head of Global Outreach and Engagement for the UN SDG Action Campaign Laura Hildebrant, led by Eva Johansone, editor at Latvian TV.

Powered by x Norden x Accenture 


Linda Liukas, Programmer, storyteller, and illustrator of Hello Ruby

Evija Celma, Chief executive officer (CEO), IT Education foundation

Eva Johansone, News anchor and editor at Latvian Television

#tech4humanity #tech4all

Being Human in the Age of Machine Learning

Keynote by Linda Liukas followed by panel with Evija Celma, Laura Hildebrant and Eva Johansone

TV is dead. Long Live the TV!

Keynote by Irmantas Matilionis

Creativity: Human vs. AI

Panel with David Klavins and Mikael Pärt

TV is dead. Long Live the TV!

13:00

Traditional television is declining in popularity and the audience is shrinking and getting older year by year. It’s trendy to say “I don’t watch TV” and even more trendy to say “I don’t have TV at all”. Television is dead, but is it really? In fact, TV did not die. It transformed. The consumption of video content is increasing every year. How Youtube and Netflix have changed consumers behaviour, why has Delfi.tv in Lithuania changed from the Internet TV (VOD) to a traditional linear TV channel? Keynote by Irmantas Matilionis, CMO of DELFI.


Irmantas Matilionis, CMO of DELFI Lithuania

Creativity: Human vs. AI

13:30

A discussion by David Klavins, Klavins Piano founder, and Michael Pärt, music producer and Head of The Supervisory Board of the Arvo Pärt Centre. Moderated by Andra Čudare, social media editor at delfi.lv and a passionate travelista.


Michael Pärt, Co-founder & Chairman of the board "Arvo Pärt Centre"

David Klavins, Latvian piano maker - innovator, game changer and enthusiast

Andra Čudare, Delfi.lv social media editor

Smart Impact Pitch Finals x Rockstart x Embassy of Netherlands

13:00

Opening Q&A with the Embassy of Netherlands and Rockstart. Best startups pitching their ideas for smart mobility and smart cities colutions. The best will win an entry to Rockstart accelerator (Amsterdam).

Powered by x the Embassy of Netherlands x Rockstart. 


#mobility #smartimpact

Smart Impact Pitch Finals x Rockstart x Embassy of Netherlands

Sustainable Cycles & ZeroWaste x ECO BALTIA GROUP

Panel with Māris Simanovičs, Vismands Menjoks, Inese Andersone and Sandra Kropa

13:00

The sustainable development goals cannot be achieved unless we address the problem of ever-increasing amounts of waste. Zero-waste idea is all about redesign of resource life cycles and inclusive society, where all members of society benefit the cause. Māris Simanovičs, Head of Eco Baltia Group, the DFF zero-waste ambassador, Vismands Menjoks, founder of Apply IT, and Inese Andersone, entrepreneur, founder of export company Gateway&Partners, mentor; moderated by Latvian radio and TV journalist specialising in science and environment issues Sandra Kropa.

Powered by x Eco Baltia Group


Māris Simanovičs, Chairman of the Board at Eco Baltia grupa

Vismands Menjoks, Chief Commercial Officer

Sandra Kropa, Latvian radio and TV journalist

Inese Andersone, Partner at Gateway&Partners

#zerowaste #sustainability #action

Sustainable Cycles & ZeroWaste x ECO BALTIA GROUP

Panel with Māris Simanovičs, Vismands Menjoks, Inese Andersone and Sandra Kropa

14:00

Can Technology Give a Push for Equal Rights?

Keynote by Doreen Bogdan-Martin followed by panel with Caroline Ramade, Marie Louise Gorvil and Dagnija Lejiņa

14:00

A keynote by Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union, official agency of the United Nations. #digital4good #impact

Caroline Ramade, CEO at 50intech and board member of UN Women, talks to Marie Louise Gorvil, Director of Techfestival and initiator of The Tech Pledge, Dagnija Lejiņa, co-founder and CEO of the Digital Freedom Festival, and this sessions keynote speaker Doreen Bogdan-Martin.


Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau at the United Nations

Caroline Ramade, CEO at 50intech & board member UN Women

Dagnija Lejiņa, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Freedom Festival

#digital4good

Can Technology Give a Push for Equal Rights?

Keynote by Doreen Bogdan-Martin followed by panel with Caroline Ramade, Marie Louise Gorvil and Dagnija Lejiņa

Reaching Digital Youngsters

Keynote by Rokas Kondratas

Podcast Revolution by Accident

Keynote by David Tvrdon

Reaching Digital Youngsters

14:00

Rokas Kondratas, co-founfer and CEO of VideoStars.Lt, presenting a marketing case for reaching teenage minds in the digital age.


Rokas Kondratas, Co-Founder and CEO of YouTube Multi Channel Network “Videostars.lt”

#influencers

Podcast Revolution by Accident

14:30

Journalist and podcast producer, product manager for online news at SME.sk in Slovakia, David Tvrdon will share his experience of how he accidentally started his podcast revolution and hit one million downloads.


David Tvrdon, Podcast producer at Denník SME

Bank 4.0.: Banking Everywhere & Mobile First x Citadele

Panel discussion with Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Astra Cirule, Deniss Fiļipovs and Eduards Timofejevs

14:00

Head of Citadele Bank Digital Channels, Mārtiņš Bērziņš, and Citadele Bank Digital Channel Business Development Manager, Astra Cirule, with Deniss Fiļipovs, expert on digital payment technologies at the Bank of Latvia, and Eduards Timofejevs from fintech Klix.app on banking everywhere, design thinking in action, and future tendencies.

Powered by x Citadele.


Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Head of Digital Channels at Citadele banka

Astra Cīrule, Digital Channel Business Development Manager at Citadele banka

Deniss Fiļipovs, Head of Payment Systems Policy division, Latvijas Banka (Bank of Latvia)

Eduards Timofejevs, Head of Product at Klix.app

Bank 4.0.: Banking Everywhere & Mobile First x Citadele

Panel discussion with Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Astra Cirule, Deniss Fiļipovs and Eduards Timofejevs

Conversation & Book Signing with Linda Liukas

Conversation & Book Signing with Linda Liukas
15:00

Impact for Good - Is it Myth or Reality in Business?

Keynote by Armin Steuernagel followed by panel with Andrea Orsag, Max Beverton-Palmer and Adriāna Roze

15:00

Armin Steuernagel, co-founder at Purpose Ventures, talks about ownership transformation as a key for creating better economy, followed by a discussion with co-founder of Mission C, Andrea Orsag and Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at the Tony Blair Institute, former Head of Digital Policy at Sky Media, led by Film Director, Writer, AV Media Consultant Adriāna Roze.


Armin Steuernagel, Founder of Purpose Stiftung

Andrea Orsag, Co-Founder & Partner at MissionC

Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Adriāna Roze, Film director, writer, AV media consultant

#impact4good

Impact for Good - Is it Myth or Reality in Business?

Keynote by Armin Steuernagel followed by panel with Andrea Orsag, Max Beverton-Palmer and Adriāna Roze

Radical Changes in Media: A Stand-Up Point of View

Stand-up performance by Jack Everitt

Conquer the Age of Video

Keynote by Ilhan Zengin

Radical Changes in Media: A Stand-Up Point of View

15:00

DELFI 20 Special stand-up performance by Jack Everitt. Prior to stand-up career Jack worked at BBC Radio in London, winning several national awards, and yes… that is his real voice.


Jack Everitt, Stand up comedian

Conquer the Age of Video

15:30

ShowHeroes, Europe’s leading provider for mobile first video strategies, CEO Ilhan Zengin talks about alternative channels to complement the offerings of the industry giants like Google and Facebook and how to increase online traffic with digital video consumption.


Ilhan Zengin, CEO at ShowHeroes

 

 

Future Economy Pitch Finals x 500 Startups

15:00

A selection of the best startups pitching their ideas on shaping the economy in a sustainable way. The winner gets on a fast-track to 500 Startups next batch at Silicon Valley.


#futureeconomy

Future Economy Pitch Finals x 500 Startups

Latvia's State Forests discussion: 100 ways to use geospatial intelligence

Discussion with LVM GEO experts and partners

Join Latvia’s State Forests discussion 100 ways to use geospatial intelligence at the Digital Freedom Festival with LVM GEO experts and partners.

  • Is geospatial inteligence the new black for planning and optimization?
  • Get a sneak peak in utility network, food and veterinary service and territory management trends!
  • What challenges we have and can those be solved by geospatial technologies?
  • Possible technology spin-offs – visualization apps, management apps and many more.
Latvia's State Forests discussion: 100 ways to use geospatial intelligence

Discussion with LVM GEO experts and partners

16:00
Blockchain: Hype or Hope for Humanity?

Keynote by Sajida Zourahi

The State of the World: Do Technologies Challenge Humanity?

Panel with Christoph Amend and HE President of Latvia Egils Levits

Blockchain: Hype or Hope for Humanity?

16:00

Blockchain architect Sajida Zourahi talks about blockchain technology, which has unlimited number of applications beyond finance. From digital identities to kidney transplants, blockchain technology solves the problems for individual situations and various industries.


Sajida Zouarhi, Head Of Communication @ Nomadic Labs

The State of the World: Do Technologies Challenge Humanity?

16:30

Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin and publisher of ZEIT‘s art magazine Weltkunst, Christoph Amend, in conversation with Latvian President, HE Egils Levits.

Powered by Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia


Egils Levits, President of Latvia

Christoph Amend, Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin

#policy #impact #humanity

Mobile First ... Mobile Only

Keynote by Conor McGann

Digital Storytelling: From Tweets to VR and AR Experiences

Panel with Mantas Povelauskas, Eva Brazdžionytė, Mikael Colville-Andersen and Christophe Ginisty

Mobile First ... Mobile Only

16:00

Google Mobile UX specialist, Conor McGann, presents emerging trends for mobile phones and why early adopters are invested in them.


Conor McGann, Google Mobile UX Specialist

 

Digital Storytelling: From Tweets to VR and AR Experiences

16:30

Storytelling goes back to the beginning of time when cave paintings were the first stories. We have gone a long way since then – today creating complex experiences for audiences through engaging content is a must. So, what’s next? What’s the best for the best result? A discussion by Mantas Povelauskas, Facebook Lead Baltics, Eva Brazdžionytė, producer for interactive content at GLUK MEDIA and developer of network of Women in Film & Television Lithuania, Mikael Colville-Andersen, urban design, author and the host of the world’s first TV series about urbanism, The Life-Sized City. Moderated by Christophe Ginisty, Head of Digital Engagement and Dissemination at OECD.


Eva Brazdzionyte, Consultant, Host, Speaker, Co founder - WIFT LT

Mikael Colville-Andersen, CEO, Founder of Copenhagenize Design Co.

Christophe Ginisty, Head of Digital Engagement at the OECD

Innovate or Die - Hacks for Corporations

Keynote by Antti Rantanen followed by panel with Frank Petry, Ilga Bērzkalna

16:00

Keynote by Antti Rantanen, Head of European Operations at Avanto Ventures, on the importance of innovations for corporations and the best innovation strategies, followed by discussion with Frank Petry, partner at areasix and advisor and mentor at Baltic Sandbox, Ilga Bērzkalna, Head of Development at Latvia’s State Forest, moderated by Artis Cicens, DFF Corporate Innovations Lead.


Antti Rantanen, Head of European Operations at Avanto Ventures

Frank Petry, CEO Thundermountain, PECON and Executive Partner Areasix

Artis Cicens, Founder of corporate innovation consultancy at the Digital Freedom Festival

Innovate or Die - Hacks for Corporations

Keynote by Antti Rantanen followed by panel with Frank Petry, Ilga Bērzkalna

17:00
Future Hope: Linking Abundance to Scarcity by Leveraging Exponential Technologies

Keynote by Susanne Baars

The Best Startup Pitches

Future Hope: Linking Abundance to Scarcity by Leveraging Exponential Technologies

17:00

Founder of SocialGenomics MOONSHOT Susanne Baars, talks about using technology for social good and curing rare disease and cancer patients globally. Her MOONSHOT mission is to save millions of lives by connecting patients globally. Using the power of genomics, disruptive technology and the collective force of patients to enable online, fast accessible and affordable access to lifesaving information & treatments for every person on earth. This patient empowering network also helps scientists to find cures faster!


Susanne Baars, Founder & CEO of SocialGenomics

#healthtech #socialcause #inspiration

The Best Startup Pitches

17:30

Meet the best startups from all categories pitching their ideas on the big stage – enjoy the show.

#greentech #smartimpact #futureeconomy

Journalistic Excellence in Times of Infotainment and Social Media Junk

Fireside chat with Christoph Amend and Juris Šleiers

Book signing with Christoph Amend: "Wie geht's dir, Deutschland?"

Book signing by Christoph Amend

Journalistic Excellence in Times of Infotainment and Social Media Junk

17:00

Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin and publisher of ZEIT‘s art magazine “Weltkunst” Christoph Amend in a discussion together with Juris Šleiers, journalist and co-founder of the Digital Freedom Festival.


Juris Šleiers, Co-Founder at Digital Freedom Festival

Christoph Amend, Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin

#inprintwetrus

Book signing with Christoph Amend: "Wie geht's dir, Deutschland?"

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

Keynote by Jessica Gioglio

17:00

We listen to stories, but can we taste – Even Smell them? Jessica Gioglio, a globally recognized speaker, author and leading digital & social media strategist, shares her insights on storytelling as a highly effective form of communication in the digital age.


Jessica Gioglio, Marketing Innovator and Author

#feelthestory

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

Keynote by Jessica Gioglio

18:00

The Grand Finale: Celebrating the Winners

18:00

The Grand Finale: Celebrating the Winners

Baltic Digital Media Landscape: Flat or Fat?

Panel with Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, Andrus Raudsalu, Christian Anting, and Artis Ozoliņš

18:00

Traditional media is at the edge of a cash flow cliff. Competing in the digital world requires that traditional media companies transform and start developing content for new platforms that enrich experiences for the audience. Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Eesti Ekspress Grupp, Andrus Raudsalu, CEO of Postimees Grupp, and Christian Anting, CEO of All Media Baltics will discuss where Baltic media stands in terms of digitalisation – flat or fat? Moderated by Artis Ozoliņš, radio show producer and technology enthusiast.


Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Ekspress Grupp

Andrus Raudsalu, CEO of Postimees Grupp

Christian Anting, CEO of All Media Baltics

Artis Ozoliņš, Communication specialist, radio show producer and technology enthusiast

Baltic Digital Media Landscape: Flat or Fat?

Panel with Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, Andrus Raudsalu, Christian Anting, and Artis Ozoliņš

The Offical DFF Party!

18:30 – 23:00

It is time to have some fun – to move your body to the cheesy music of pre-YouTube and pre-Spotify era (the 80’s and 90’s). Cheer yourself up with free Mežpils beer and Jagermeister shots. More drinks available at the bar. DJ set will be led by radio personality Toms Grēviņš.

The Offical DFF Party!
19:00

A New Narrative for a New Generation: International Ocean Film Tour

Panel with Henriette Schweiker, Arnis Aspers and Eva Brazdžionytė

19:00

The International Ocean Film Tour is committed to conserving our oceans by sharing the best films from around the globe and inspiring us to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect the oceans. Represented by Henriette Schweiker, International Partner Manager at Moving Adventures Medien GmbH, and accompanied by, Arnis Aspers, local film director and producer, author of feature documentary “A to B Rollerski”. Discussion moderated by Eva Brazdžionytė, developer of network of Women in Film & Television Lithuania.


Henriette Schweiker, International Partner Manager at Moving Adventures Medien

Arnis Aspers, Filmmaker, director, producer, film event organiser

Eva Brazdzionyte, Consultant, Host, Speaker, Co founder - WIFT LT

#lovetheocean

A New Narrative for a New Generation: International Ocean Film Tour

Panel with Henriette Schweiker, Arnis Aspers and Eva Brazdžionytė

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Future Stage "RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW"

Where we explore how technology impacts on our daily life, media, business, and environment. Role of an individual in making the world a better place? How to make an impact now? #innovation #disruption #makeanimpact bottom @Hanzas Perons

DELFI Media Lab

We live in total information noise - weather it's oldschool media or social media screaming for your attention on your mobile - yet all we have is one brain and 24 hours. Here we explore what is important and what is fake. How to know it all, but keep our minds calm? @Hanzas Perons

Innovation Bazaar

Where smart money meets potential - seed and early-stage tech startups: matchmaking, pitching competitions, and advancing to the next level. #startups #investment #gettherightdeal @Hanzas Perons

Freedom Lounge

Where style, art, fashion, and food meets technology. Our lifestyles in the digital age - the synergies and disruption. #lifestyle #beyondtechnology #rocknroll @Hanzas Perons

REGISTRATION

8:30

Register early – starting from 8:30 – to go for guided meditation, or meditate on your own and plan your day while enjoying a cup of coffee. Also, check out the DFF Matchmaking Application

REGISTRATION

The Grand Opening: Right Here, Right Now

10:00

The grand opening performance by world-renowned piano inventor David Klavins, followed by a discussion on why community festivals matter by co-founders of the Digital Freedom Festival Dagnija Lejina, Juris Sleiers and Uldis Leiterts.


David Klavins, Latvian piano maker - innovator, game changer and enthusiast

Dagnija Lejiņa, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Freedom Festival

Juris Šleiers, Co-Founder at Digital Freedom Festival

Uldis Leiterts, Co-Founder of Digital Freedom Festival and Infogr.am, Entrepreneur

#rightnow #community #impact

The Grand Opening: Right Here, Right Now

Performance by David Klavins followed by a panel by Dagnija Lejina, Juris Sleiers and Uldis Leiterts.

Highlights of Today

10:30

More than 1000 attendees, 4 stages, discussions and inspiring lectures. What’s not to miss today.

Highlights of Today

The Right Speed of Living in the Digital Age

11:00

Award-winning writer, TED speaker, and the voice of slow movement Carl Honore will examin five key areas, where slowing down pays dividends: work, exercise, medicine, sex, education, and parenting; followed by fireside chat with Stewart Rogers, editor and analyst-at-large at Grit Daily & VentureBeat.


Carl Honore, Award winning writer, Ted speaker, the Voice of the Slow movement

Stewart Rogers, Analyst at VentureBeat

 

 

The Right Speed of Living in the Digital Age

Keynote by Carl Honore followed by fireside chat with Stewart Rogers

Smart Mobility in Smart City: Why Is It the Most Exciting Vertical in the World?

12:00

Keynote by the founder of Mobility City Campus in Rotterdam, Kayvan Nikjou, followed by discussion with Chairman of the Council of the State Real Estate, Mārtiņš Bičevskis, Head of International Sales at has∙to∙be GmbH,  Andreas Blin and CEO of Vividly, Gunita Kuļikovska moderated by co-founder of Avanto Ventures – the initiator of the Mobility City Campus Rotterdam, Antti Rantanen

Powered by Embassy of the Netherlands and State Real Estate.


Kayvan Nikjou, Founder of Mobility City Campus

Mārtiņš Bičevskis, SJSC “State Real Estate” Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Andreas Blin, Head Of International Sales at has.to.be gmbh

Antti Rantanen, Head of European Operations at Avanto Ventures

#smartcities #mobility #humancentric

Smart Mobility in Smart City: Why Is It the Most Exciting Vertical in the World?

Keynote by Kayvan Nikjou followed by panel with Mārtiņš Bičevskis, Andreas Blin and Antti Rantanen

Being Human in the Age of Machine Learning

13:00

Linda Liukas, the author, illustrator and founder of Rails Girls – a global movement for teaching programming to young girls – explores how to bridge the gap between the science and the humanities and why technology is too important to be left for tech-nerds alone. Followed by a discussion with CEO of IT Education foundation Evija Celma and Head of Global Outreach and Engagement for the UN SDG Action Campaign Laura Hildebrant, led by Eva Johansone, editor at Latvian TV.

Powered by x Norden x Accenture 


Linda Liukas, Programmer, storyteller, and illustrator of Hello Ruby

Evija Celma, Chief executive officer (CEO), IT Education foundation

Eva Johansone, News anchor and editor at Latvian Television

#tech4humanity #tech4all

Being Human in the Age of Machine Learning

Keynote by Linda Liukas followed by panel with Evija Celma, Laura Hildebrant and Eva Johansone

Can Technology Give a Push for Equal Rights?

14:00

A keynote by Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union, official agency of the United Nations. #digital4good #impact

Caroline Ramade, CEO at 50intech and board member of UN Women, talks to Marie Louise Gorvil, Director of Techfestival and initiator of The Tech Pledge, Dagnija Lejiņa, co-founder and CEO of the Digital Freedom Festival, and this sessions keynote speaker Doreen Bogdan-Martin.


Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau at the United Nations

Caroline Ramade, CEO at 50intech & board member UN Women

Dagnija Lejiņa, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Freedom Festival

#digital4good

Can Technology Give a Push for Equal Rights?

Keynote by Doreen Bogdan-Martin followed by panel with Caroline Ramade, Marie Louise Gorvil and Dagnija Lejiņa

Impact for Good - Is it Myth or Reality in Business?

15:00

Armin Steuernagel, co-founder at Purpose Ventures, talks about ownership transformation as a key for creating better economy, followed by a discussion with co-founder of Mission C, Andrea Orsag and Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at the Tony Blair Institute, former Head of Digital Policy at Sky Media, led by Film Director, Writer, AV Media Consultant Adriāna Roze.


Armin Steuernagel, Founder of Purpose Stiftung

Andrea Orsag, Co-Founder & Partner at MissionC

Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Adriāna Roze, Film director, writer, AV media consultant

#impact4good

Impact for Good - Is it Myth or Reality in Business?

Keynote by Armin Steuernagel followed by panel with Andrea Orsag, Max Beverton-Palmer and Adriāna Roze

Blockchain: Hype or Hope for Humanity?

16:00

Blockchain architect Sajida Zourahi talks about blockchain technology, which has unlimited number of applications beyond finance. From digital identities to kidney transplants, blockchain technology solves the problems for individual situations and various industries.


Sajida Zouarhi, Head Of Communication @ Nomadic Labs

Blockchain: Hype or Hope for Humanity?

Keynote by Sajida Zourahi

The State of the World: Do Technologies Challenge Humanity?

16:30

Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin and publisher of ZEIT‘s art magazine Weltkunst, Christoph Amend, in conversation with Latvian President, HE Egils Levits.

Powered by Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia


Egils Levits, President of Latvia

Christoph Amend, Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin

#policy #impact #humanity

The State of the World: Do Technologies Challenge Humanity?

Panel with Christoph Amend and HE President of Latvia Egils Levits

Future Hope: Linking Abundance to Scarcity by Leveraging Exponential Technologies

17:00

Founder of SocialGenomics MOONSHOT Susanne Baars, talks about using technology for social good and curing rare disease and cancer patients globally. Her MOONSHOT mission is to save millions of lives by connecting patients globally. Using the power of genomics, disruptive technology and the collective force of patients to enable online, fast accessible and affordable access to lifesaving information & treatments for every person on earth. This patient empowering network also helps scientists to find cures faster!


Susanne Baars, Founder & CEO of SocialGenomics

#healthtech #socialcause #inspiration

Future Hope: Linking Abundance to Scarcity by Leveraging Exponential Technologies

Keynote by Susanne Baars

The Best Startup Pitches

17:30

Meet the best startups from all categories pitching their ideas on the big stage – enjoy the show.

#greentech #smartimpact #futureeconomy

The Best Startup Pitches

The Grand Finale: Celebrating the Winners

18:00

The Grand Finale: Celebrating the Winners

Guided Meditation

9:00

Revitalise your mindfulness in a guided meditation session with Venerable LP John Paramai Dhanissaro


John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai), Theravada Buddhist Monk, Webmaster at Peace Revolution

 

Guided Meditation

Meditation session with John Paramai Dhanissaro

Coffee & Networking

10:00

Dive into to the world of digital innovations with positive energy!

Turn your traditional morning coffee into an inspiring networking session with potential business partners, tech enthusiasts, and people, who want to change the world.

Download the DFF Matchmaking Application to book your meetings online.

#newconnections #matchmaking #impact

Coffee & Networking

Got Medication for Infoxication?

11:00

Evaluation of negative effects from information overload and an attempt to formulate a valid survival strategy by Konstantīns Kuzikovs, CEO of Delfi.lv, Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Eesti Ekspress Grupp, and Juris Šleiers, co-founder of the DFF.


Konstantīns Kuzikovs, CEO at AS DELFI

Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Ekspress Grupp

Juris Šleiers, Co-Founder at Digital Freedom Festival

#cure4infoxication

 

Got Medication for Infoxication?

Video greetings followed by panel with Konstantīns Kuzikovs, Mari-Liis Rüütsalu and Juris Šleiers

Digital Disruption: Fight for Audience in the Era of Attention & Trust Deficit

11:20

A discussion by Marek Miller, Google News Lab Teaching Fellow Google, Venerable LP John Paramai Dhanissaro; moderated by Ilze Dzenovska, mediator, trainer and founder of Peace Lab.


Marek Miller, Google News Lab Teaching Fellow

John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai), Theravada Buddhist Monk, Webmaster at Peace Revolution

Ilze Dzenovska, Mediator, trainer and founder of Peace Lab

Digital Disruption: Fight for Audience in the Era of Attention & Trust Deficit

Panel with Marek Miller, John Paramai Dhanissaro and Ilze Dzenovska

Media Technology & Society

12:00

Keynote by Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at the Tony Blair Institute, former Head of Digital Policy at Sky Media.


Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Media Technology & Society

Keynote by Max Beverton-Palmer

Sustainable Technologies = Sustainable Life?

12:30

A discussion with Head of Tech and Society at the Tony Blair Institute Max Beverton-Palmer and Laura Hildebrant, Head of Global Outreach and Engagement for the UN SDG Action Campaign. Moderated by Sanita Upleja, distinguished journalist from DELFI.


Max Beverton-Palmer, Head of Tech and Society at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Sanita Upleja, “Delfi.lv” National news journalist

#sustainability

Sustainable Technologies = Sustainable Life?

Panel with Max Beverton-Palmer, Laura Hildebrant and Sanita Upleja

TV is dead. Long Live the TV!

13:00

Traditional television is declining in popularity and the audience is shrinking and getting older year by year. It’s trendy to say “I don’t watch TV” and even more trendy to say “I don’t have TV at all”. Television is dead, but is it really? In fact, TV did not die. It transformed. The consumption of video content is increasing every year. How Youtube and Netflix have changed consumers behaviour, why has Delfi.tv in Lithuania changed from the Internet TV (VOD) to a traditional linear TV channel? Keynote by Irmantas Matilionis, CMO of DELFI.


Irmantas Matilionis, CMO of DELFI Lithuania

TV is dead. Long Live the TV!

Keynote by Irmantas Matilionis

Creativity: Human vs. AI

13:30

A discussion by David Klavins, Klavins Piano founder, and Michael Pärt, music producer and Head of The Supervisory Board of the Arvo Pärt Centre. Moderated by Andra Čudare, social media editor at delfi.lv and a passionate travelista.


Michael Pärt, Co-founder & Chairman of the board "Arvo Pärt Centre"

David Klavins, Latvian piano maker - innovator, game changer and enthusiast

Andra Čudare, Delfi.lv social media editor

Creativity: Human vs. AI

Panel with David Klavins and Mikael Pärt

Reaching Digital Youngsters

14:00

Rokas Kondratas, co-founfer and CEO of VideoStars.Lt, presenting a marketing case for reaching teenage minds in the digital age.


Rokas Kondratas, Co-Founder and CEO of YouTube Multi Channel Network “Videostars.lt”

#influencers

Reaching Digital Youngsters

Keynote by Rokas Kondratas

Podcast Revolution by Accident

14:30

Journalist and podcast producer, product manager for online news at SME.sk in Slovakia, David Tvrdon will share his experience of how he accidentally started his podcast revolution and hit one million downloads.


David Tvrdon, Podcast producer at Denník SME

Podcast Revolution by Accident

Keynote by David Tvrdon

Radical Changes in Media: A Stand-Up Point of View

15:00

DELFI 20 Special stand-up performance by Jack Everitt. Prior to stand-up career Jack worked at BBC Radio in London, winning several national awards, and yes… that is his real voice.


Jack Everitt, Stand up comedian

Radical Changes in Media: A Stand-Up Point of View

Stand-up performance by Jack Everitt

Conquer the Age of Video

15:30

ShowHeroes, Europe’s leading provider for mobile first video strategies, CEO Ilhan Zengin talks about alternative channels to complement the offerings of the industry giants like Google and Facebook and how to increase online traffic with digital video consumption.


Ilhan Zengin, CEO at ShowHeroes

 

 

Conquer the Age of Video

Keynote by Ilhan Zengin

Mobile First ... Mobile Only

16:00

Google Mobile UX specialist, Conor McGann, presents emerging trends for mobile phones and why early adopters are invested in them.


Conor McGann, Google Mobile UX Specialist

 

Mobile First ... Mobile Only

Keynote by Conor McGann

Digital Storytelling: From Tweets to VR and AR Experiences

16:30

Storytelling goes back to the beginning of time when cave paintings were the first stories. We have gone a long way since then – today creating complex experiences for audiences through engaging content is a must. So, what’s next? What’s the best for the best result? A discussion by Mantas Povelauskas, Facebook Lead Baltics, Eva Brazdžionytė, producer for interactive content at GLUK MEDIA and developer of network of Women in Film & Television Lithuania, Mikael Colville-Andersen, urban design, author and the host of the world’s first TV series about urbanism, The Life-Sized City. Moderated by Christophe Ginisty, Head of Digital Engagement and Dissemination at OECD.


Eva Brazdzionyte, Consultant, Host, Speaker, Co founder - WIFT LT

Mikael Colville-Andersen, CEO, Founder of Copenhagenize Design Co.

Christophe Ginisty, Head of Digital Engagement at the OECD

Digital Storytelling: From Tweets to VR and AR Experiences

Panel with Mantas Povelauskas, Eva Brazdžionytė, Mikael Colville-Andersen and Christophe Ginisty

Journalistic Excellence in Times of Infotainment and Social Media Junk

17:00

Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin and publisher of ZEIT‘s art magazine “Weltkunst” Christoph Amend in a discussion together with Juris Šleiers, journalist and co-founder of the Digital Freedom Festival.


Juris Šleiers, Co-Founder at Digital Freedom Festival

Christoph Amend, Editor in Chief of ZEITmagazin

#inprintwetrus

Journalistic Excellence in Times of Infotainment and Social Media Junk

Fireside chat with Christoph Amend and Juris Šleiers

Book signing with Christoph Amend: "Wie geht's dir, Deutschland?"

Book signing with Christoph Amend: "Wie geht's dir, Deutschland?"

Book signing by Christoph Amend

Baltic Digital Media Landscape: Flat or Fat?

18:00

Traditional media is at the edge of a cash flow cliff. Competing in the digital world requires that traditional media companies transform and start developing content for new platforms that enrich experiences for the audience. Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Eesti Ekspress Grupp, Andrus Raudsalu, CEO of Postimees Grupp, and Christian Anting, CEO of All Media Baltics will discuss where Baltic media stands in terms of digitalisation – flat or fat? Moderated by Artis Ozoliņš, radio show producer and technology enthusiast.


Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Ekspress Grupp

Andrus Raudsalu, CEO of Postimees Grupp

Christian Anting, CEO of All Media Baltics

Artis Ozoliņš, Communication specialist, radio show producer and technology enthusiast

Baltic Digital Media Landscape: Flat or Fat?

Panel with Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, Andrus Raudsalu, Christian Anting, and Artis Ozoliņš

A New Narrative for a New Generation: International Ocean Film Tour

19:00

The International Ocean Film Tour is committed to conserving our oceans by sharing the best films from around the globe and inspiring us to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect the oceans. Represented by Henriette Schweiker, International Partner Manager at Moving Adventures Medien GmbH, and accompanied by, Arnis Aspers, local film director and producer, author of feature documentary “A to B Rollerski”. Discussion moderated by Eva Brazdžionytė, developer of network of Women in Film & Television Lithuania.


Henriette Schweiker, International Partner Manager at Moving Adventures Medien

Arnis Aspers, Filmmaker, director, producer, film event organiser

Eva Brazdzionyte, Consultant, Host, Speaker, Co founder - WIFT LT

#lovetheocean

A New Narrative for a New Generation: International Ocean Film Tour

Panel with Henriette Schweiker, Arnis Aspers and Eva Brazdžionytė

Coffee & Matchmaking

9:00
Dive into to the world of digital innovations with positive energy!

Turn your traditional morning coffee into an inspiring networking session with potential business partners, tech enthusiasts, and people, who want to change the world.

Download the DFF Matchmaking Application to book your meetings online.

#newconnections #matchmaking #impact

Coffee & Matchmaking

Startups in the Baltics: Report by Startup Wise Guys

10:30

Zane Bojāre, Head of Communications at Startup Wise Guys, one of Europe’s leading startup accelerators, will present their current official report on the startup scene in the Baltics.


Zane Bojāre, Head of Marketing at Startup Wise Guys, Co-founder at social enterprise Lude

#startupdata #thebaltics

Startups in the Baltics: Report by Startup Wise Guys

Keynote by Zane Bojāre

Green Tech Pitch Finals x Latvia’s State Forest x Climate KIC

11:00

Opening Q&A with Latvia’s State Forest and EIT Climate-KIC followed by a selection of the best startups pitching their green ideas.
Why sustainability has to be at the core of everything we do? Keynote on circular economy being the driver and mitigation strategy to climate change by Andrea Orsag, co-founder of Mission C.

Powered by x Latvia’s State Forest x EIT Climate KIC.


Andrea Orsag, Co-Founder & Partner at MissionC

#circulareconomy #greentech #climatechange

Green Tech Pitch Finals x Latvia’s State Forest x Climate KIC

Keynote by Andrea Orsag

Bridging the Gaps Between Science & Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Competitiveness of Latvia & EU

12:00

A keynote “Disruption: How to build the Technologies of the Future?” by Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, Director of JEDI (Joint European Disruptive Initiative), followed by a discussion on competitiveness of Latvia and EU joined by Andris Anspoks, Deputy Director for Innovations at Institute of Solid State Physics of University of Latvia, Science and Innovation Advisor to Latvian Prime-Minister, and Katalin Szaloki, Public Affairs Lead at EIT Health InnoStars. Moderated by Inese Suija-Markova, Managing Director of Insitute of Environmental Solutions.

Powered by x Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia.


Andris Anspoks, Deputy director for Innovations at Institute of Solid State Physics

Inese Suija-Markova, Managing director at Institute for Environmental Solutions

#policy #impact #humanity

Bridging the Gaps Between Science & Entrepreneurship: Challenges & Competitiveness of Latvia & EU

Keynote by Andre Loesekrug-Pietri followed by panel with Andris Anspoks, Katalin Szaloki and Inese Suija-Markova

Smart Impact Pitch Finals x Rockstart x Embassy of Netherlands

13:00

Opening Q&A with the Embassy of Netherlands and Rockstart. Best startups pitching their ideas for smart mobility and smart cities colutions. The best will win an entry to Rockstart accelerator (Amsterdam).

Powered by x the Embassy of Netherlands x Rockstart. 


#mobility #smartimpact

Smart Impact Pitch Finals x Rockstart x Embassy of Netherlands

Bank 4.0.: Banking Everywhere & Mobile First x Citadele

14:00

Head of Citadele Bank Digital Channels, Mārtiņš Bērziņš, and Citadele Bank Digital Channel Business Development Manager, Astra Cirule, with Deniss Fiļipovs, expert on digital payment technologies at the Bank of Latvia, and Eduards Timofejevs from fintech Klix.app on banking everywhere, design thinking in action, and future tendencies.

Powered by x Citadele.


Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Head of Digital Channels at Citadele banka

Astra Cīrule, Digital Channel Business Development Manager at Citadele banka

Deniss Fiļipovs, Head of Payment Systems Policy division, Latvijas Banka (Bank of Latvia)

Eduards Timofejevs, Head of Product at Klix.app

Bank 4.0.: Banking Everywhere & Mobile First x Citadele

Panel discussion with Mārtiņš Bērziņš, Astra Cirule, Deniss Fiļipovs and Eduards Timofejevs

Future Economy Pitch Finals x 500 Startups

15:00

A selection of the best startups pitching their ideas on shaping the economy in a sustainable way. The winner gets on a fast-track to 500 Startups next batch at Silicon Valley.


#futureeconomy

Future Economy Pitch Finals x 500 Startups

Innovate or Die - Hacks for Corporations

16:00

Keynote by Antti Rantanen, Head of European Operations at Avanto Ventures, on the importance of innovations for corporations and the best innovation strategies, followed by discussion with Frank Petry, partner at areasix and advisor and mentor at Baltic Sandbox, Ilga Bērzkalna, Head of Development at Latvia’s State Forest, moderated by Artis Cicens, DFF Corporate Innovations Lead.


Antti Rantanen, Head of European Operations at Avanto Ventures

Frank Petry, CEO Thundermountain, PECON and Executive Partner Areasix

Artis Cicens, Founder of corporate innovation consultancy at the Digital Freedom Festival

Innovate or Die - Hacks for Corporations

Keynote by Antti Rantanen followed by panel with Frank Petry, Ilga Bērzkalna

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

17:00

We listen to stories, but can we taste – Even Smell them? Jessica Gioglio, a globally recognized speaker, author and leading digital & social media strategist, shares her insights on storytelling as a highly effective form of communication in the digital age.


Jessica Gioglio, Marketing Innovator and Author

#feelthestory

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

Keynote by Jessica Gioglio

Coffee & Freedom

9:00

Slow-start your day with a cup of coffee, some snacks and just be open for what’s next while simply wandering around.

 

#whatsnext

Coffee & Freedom

Productivity Hacks: Trust over Mind

11:00

Jakob Horvat, once Austrian TV journalist, now motivational speaker and yoga teacher, will encourage you to let go of old ways, to trust yourself and to follow your craziest dreams by revealing how he has consciously crossed his borders and transformed his life.


Jakob Horvat, Adventurer, author, yoga teacher - Thousand First Steps

#transformation

Productivity Hacks: Trust over Mind

Keynote by Jakob Horvat

Sustainable Cycles & ZeroWaste x ECO BALTIA GROUP

13:00

The sustainable development goals cannot be achieved unless we address the problem of ever-increasing amounts of waste. Zero-waste idea is all about redesign of resource life cycles and inclusive society, where all members of society benefit the cause. Māris Simanovičs, Head of Eco Baltia Group, the DFF zero-waste ambassador, Vismands Menjoks, founder of Apply IT, and Inese Andersone, entrepreneur, founder of export company Gateway&Partners, mentor; moderated by Latvian radio and TV journalist specialising in science and environment issues Sandra Kropa.

Powered by x Eco Baltia Group


Māris Simanovičs, Chairman of the Board at Eco Baltia grupa

Vismands Menjoks, Chief Commercial Officer

Sandra Kropa, Latvian radio and TV journalist

Inese Andersone, Partner at Gateway&Partners

#zerowaste #sustainability #action

Sustainable Cycles & ZeroWaste x ECO BALTIA GROUP

Panel with Māris Simanovičs, Vismands Menjoks, Inese Andersone and Sandra Kropa

Conversation & Book Signing with Linda Liukas

Conversation & Book Signing with Linda Liukas

Latvia's State Forests discussion: 100 ways to use geospatial intelligence

Join Latvia’s State Forests discussion 100 ways to use geospatial intelligence at the Digital Freedom Festival with LVM GEO experts and partners.

  • Is geospatial inteligence the new black for planning and optimization?
  • Get a sneak peak in utility network, food and veterinary service and territory management trends!
  • What challenges we have and can those be solved by geospatial technologies?
  • Possible technology spin-offs – visualization apps, management apps and many more.
Latvia's State Forests discussion: 100 ways to use geospatial intelligence

Discussion with LVM GEO experts and partners

The Offical DFF Party!

18:30 – 23:00

It is time to have some fun – to move your body to the cheesy music of pre-YouTube and pre-Spotify era (the 80’s and 90’s). Cheer yourself up with free Mežpils beer and Jagermeister shots. More drinks available at the bar. DJ set will be led by radio personality Toms Grēviņš.

The Offical DFF Party!

Thursday, November 14 COMMUNITY DAY

Leadership Academy

Leaders Academy will provide an insightful, practical, and actionable set of perspectives that are vital in one's journey to excellence. Both events are available exclusively to the holders of DFF VIP Tickets.

@ ISSP Gallery,
Berga Bazārs (13/3 Marijas)

Personal Growth Academy

Personal Growth Academy will provide practical and inspirational self development tips for unlocking your true potential.

@ Birojnīca,
Berga Bazārs (84/2 Dzirnavu)

Hack-Academy

Ability to be highly productive is a critical factor for your professional success. Hack-Academy is about practical ideas and hands-on tools that will boost your performance. Get more done in less time!

@ Norden,
Berga Bazārs (13/3 Marijas)

Pre-Selection Pitching

Pre-selection pitch competition for startups. The best one's will get a spot on the big stage and present their ideas to the whole festival crowd, including local and international investors and media.

@ DoBe,
Swedbank (15 Balasta)

SIDE EVENTS UN-CONFERENCE

@Different locations
09:00

Innovations leaders masterclass

Workshop by Artis Cicens

9:00

The age of innovation is here to stay. The question is – are you prepared for it? There are no “one solution for everyone” when it comes to innovation, but learning about Innovation Leadership will help you avoid simple risks and increase chances of success. This workshop will help you deliver impact in your organisation whether you work in corporate management, research and development, technology, design, marketing and sales, human resources, etc. By Artis Cicens, who is a passionate Innovation Leader and Corporate Innovation Strategy Consultant. *

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Register Here *

*FREE with VIP ticket. A separate fee of €149 for other attendees.


Artis Cicens, Founder of corporate innovation consultancy at the Digital Freedom Festival

Innovations leaders masterclass

Workshop by Artis Cicens

Guided Meditation Session for Work Efficiency

Guided Meditation Session by John Paramai Dhanissaro

9:00

Guided meditation session with Venerable LP John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai) from Norway. He holds master’s degree in computer engineering and has acquired PhD in telematics, however, upon completion of his PhD, Luang Phi John decided to ordain as a Theravada Buddhist monk at the Dhammakaya temple, Thailand, and was subsequently invited to join Peace Revolution as a meditation instructor. He has designed unique self-development programme to help people balance their busy lifestyles and digital behaviors.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

 

Register HERE


John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai), Theravada Buddhist Monk, Webmaster at Peace Revolution

Guided Meditation Session for Work Efficiency

Guided Meditation Session by John Paramai Dhanissaro

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

Workshop by Jessica Gioglio

9:00

Humans have been telling stories since the beginning of time – and for a good reason. Stories captivate our attention by bringing ideas, opinions, and emotions to life in a powerful, memorable way. In this knowledge sharing session, Jessica Gioglio, co-author of “The Laws of Brand Storytelling,” will share how companies are increasingly trading traditional marketing messages in favor of compelling brand stories. Packed with inspiring and relevant examples across a range of industries, plus tips on how to uncover stories within your organisation, you will be empowered to develop and deploy a brand storytelling strategy for your company.

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Register HERE


Jessica Gioglio, Marketing Innovator and Author

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

Workshop by Jessica Gioglio

Registration & Networking

9:00

Register your teams for the pithing sessions and get ready for the day – keep on fine-tuning your presentations or meet other tech enthusiasts and investors to make new connections and share your ideas and experiences.

Registration & Networking
10:00

Growing Together - the Power of Mastermind Groups

Workshop by Stoyan Yankov

10:30

What is masterminding? Why is it important to join a mastermind group? Ambition of building something meaningful is a natural drive in all of us. As a rule, it comes for a price – at times it feels like a long and lonely journey.

Join this interactive masterclass with economist, film producer, productivity and performance expert and keynote speaker Stoyan Yankov, in which he will share the best strategies and give his advice on how to set up and run an effective mastermind group.

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Register HERE


Stoyan Yankov, Productivity & Performance Strategist

Growing Together - the Power of Mastermind Groups

Workshop by Stoyan Yankov

Marketing: How to Boost Your Content Strategy

Session with David Tvrdon and Julia Gifford

In this session two experts will share their knowledge and expertise on how to boost content strategy for your company and brand. Journalist and podcast producer David Tvrdon will reveal how to start a podcasts and hit one million downloads. Julia Gifford, co-founder at strategic content marketing & PR agency Truesix, will explain how to make your marketing texts stand out and share her copywriting tips and tricks.

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Register HERE


David Tvrdon, Podcast producer at Denník SME

Julia Gifford, Co-Founder at Truesix

Marketing: How to Boost Your Content Strategy

Session with David Tvrdon and Julia Gifford

500 Startups Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event

10:00

The top three to five startup teams will advance to the next round and present their ideas to local and international investors, media and other festival attendees on the DFF main stage. The winner will receive a fast-track to the final interview round for the next accelerator batch in Silicon Valley. In addition there will be pitches of “Riga IFF Goes VR” hackathon winners.

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500 Startups Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event
11:00
12:00

Networking

12:00

Why not make lunchtime worthwhile and connect with other attendees to share your ideas and experiences?

Networking

Networking

12:00

Why not make lunchtime worthwhile and connect with other attendees to share your ideas and experiences?

Networking

Networking

12:00

Why not make lunchtime worthwhile and connect with other attendees to share your ideas and experiences?

 

Networking

Registration & Networking

12:00

Register your teams for the PM pitching sessions and keep on fine-tuning your presentations or meet other tech enthusiasts and investors to make new connections and share your ideas and experiences.

Registration & Networking
13:00

Carl Honorè Masterclass "Life at the Right Speed in the Digital Age"

Workshop by Carl Honore

13:00

Masterclass on Living at the Right Speed in the Digital Age Award-winning writer, global voice of the Slow Movement, broadcaster and TED speaker, Carl Honorè, will help us slow down. In this exclusively harmonious session you will explore answers to what is the right speed for living your life and how to grow from a good leader to a great one simply by managing the ever-increasing speed of living.

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*FREE with VIP ticket. A separate fee of €149 for other attendees.


Carl Honore, Award winning writer, Ted speaker, the Voice of the Slow movement

Carl Honorè Masterclass "Life at the Right Speed in the Digital Age"

Workshop by Carl Honore

Roadmap to success: A systems approach to performance.

Workshop by Satu Ahlman

13:00

Data meets behavior. From genetic blueprints to mindset changes. This presentation will adress the keys to optimising performance on individual level. What are the pieces of the human puzzle which need to be in sync, for us to perform at our best? How important is recovery, sleep quality and stress management for anyone wishing to succeed in business and life?

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Register HERE


Satu Ahlman, Leadership and Performance Advisor, Speaker

Roadmap to success: A systems approach to performance.

Workshop by Satu Ahlman

Recruitment: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Workshop by Ekaterina Yachmeneva and Julia Belkina

13:00

Be an original in a world full of copies. Ekaterina Yachmeneva, the talent sourcer and co-founder of FindaNode, and Julia Belkina, communications strategists and co-founder of FindaNode, will share tips and tricks of building a killer recruitment brand and enhancing the candidate experience in an interactive talk and discussion session. They will present best practice cases from around the world and come up with guidelines on how to survive in the ever-changing recruitment jungle.

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Register HERE


Ekaterina Yachmeneva, The Talent Sourcer and Co-Founder of FindaNode

Julia Belkina, Communications Strategists and Co-Founder of FindaNode

Recruitment: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Workshop by Ekaterina Yachmeneva and Julia Belkina

Latvia's State Forest Special Prize Pre-Selection Event

13:00

The top three to five startup teams will compete for Latvia’s State Forest (LVM) special prize – mentoring and access to LVM Innovation Days 2020.

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Latvia's State Forest Special Prize Pre-Selection Event

EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final @ RISEBA H2O

13:00

Do you want to meet the 18 best European innovation teams?
Do you want to join the Grand Final of the Best Association Training Initiative of 2019?
Do you want to meet the winner of the main prize?
Then don’t miss the EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final on the 14th November, which will be held in parallel with the Digital Freedom Festival in Riga.
Here are three of the many reasons to attend:

  • EIT Jumpstarter will keep you up-to-date regarding life-changing ideas in the healthcare, food and raw materials sectors.
  •  You will meet inspiring people and teams of go-getters who want to make a real impact.
  • You will become familiar with one of the most popular European cross-industrial incubation programme for start-up teams that have been awarded with the European Association Awards.

EIT Jumpstarter has been run jointly by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials and EIT Food since 2017. By creating and validating the business concepts of their scientific innovations, finalists – from a total of 90 teams selected to join the program, and after a very selective training program – strive to become the best-of-the-best to get into the finals!

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register: HERE

EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final @ RISEBA H2O
14:00

Uncommon Guide for Optimising Your Workday

Workshop by Stewart Rogers

It is common to get advice on how to prioritise and use time efficiently. What is uncommon? To learn how to accelerate work practices, become laser-focused, and use mental gymnastics to accelerate every aspect of your work. In this session Stewart Rogers, editor at Grit Daily and analyst-at-large at VentureBeat, explains many useful techniques that he has uncovered and that will be included in his forthcoming book.

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Register HERE


Stewart Rogers, Analyst at VentureBeat

#productivity #efficiency #mentalhealth

Uncommon Guide for Optimising Your Workday

Workshop by Stewart Rogers

Leadership: How to Create High-Performance Teams?

Workshop by Diana Stankevica

14:30

Each personality is unique and has been given its own ‘toolbox’ – a set of personality features and traits to operate with. Everyone is talented and excellent at something – the key is to find the right place to be. Diana Stankevica has master’s degree in HR management and she has consulted and managed personell in global organisations for more than 15 years. Diana will share her experience and provide practical solutions for boosting the performance of your team.

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Register HERE


Diāna Stankeviča, Talent optimization & performance consultant and management mentor

Leadership: How to Create High-Performance Teams?

Workshop by Diana Stankevica

Rockstart Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event

14:00

The top three to five startup teams will advance to the next round and present their ideas to local and international investors, media and other festival attendees on the DFF main stage. Competition winners will have the opportunity to take part in the final selection round for the Rockstart 6-month accelerator programme in the Netherlands.

Rockstart Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event
15:00
16:00

Executive HR: Strategise Your Physical Surroundings

Workshop by Olegs Nikitins

16:00

The setup of personal workspace directly impacts the quality of your work – how focused, energised, or accurate you are. Apply the same approach to business environment, and watch your office turn employees into brand ambassadors. An interactive session with Olegs Nikitins – a workplace strategy consultant who helps businesses create inspiring office environments.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register HERE


Olegs Nikitins, Workplace strategy consultant

Executive HR: Strategise Your Physical Surroundings

Workshop by Olegs Nikitins

17:00

VIP Reception powered by British Embassy Riga, Department of International Trade (INVITATIONS ONLY)

17:00

One of the key values of the Festival is an opportunity to meet new like-minded people, to make meaningful connections and to expand the business network. Therefore we are proud to invite you to the Digital Freedom Festival VIP reception hosted by the British Embassy Riga to get closer connections with inspiring speakers, world-renowned business and technology leaders, investors and policymakers.

VIP Reception powered by British Embassy Riga, Department of International Trade (INVITATIONS ONLY)
18:00

DFF Opening Event "Swedbank Seedtalks"

18:00 – 23:00

Swedbank Seedtalks stand for planting seeds of knowledge through discussion. Join official Digital Freedom Festival Opening event to discover new approaches, ideas and challenge your assumptions about technology, startups, and innovation.

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DFF Opening Event "Swedbank Seedtalks"
19:00
20:00
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00

Leadership Academy

Leaders Academy will provide an insightful, practical, and actionable set of perspectives that are vital in one's journey to excellence. Both events are available exclusively to the holders of DFF VIP Tickets.

@ ISSP Gallery,
Berga Bazārs (13/3 Marijas)

Personal Growth Academy

Personal Growth Academy will provide practical and inspirational self development tips for unlocking your true potential.

@ Birojnīca,
Berga Bazārs (84/2 Dzirnavu)

Hack-Academy

Ability to be highly productive is a critical factor for your professional success. Hack-Academy is about practical ideas and hands-on tools that will boost your performance. Get more done in less time!

@ Norden,
Berga Bazārs (13/3 Marijas)

Pre-Selection Pitching

Pre-selection pitch competition for startups. The best one's will get a spot on the big stage and present their ideas to the whole festival crowd, including local and international investors and media.

@ DoBe,
Swedbank (15 Balasta)

SIDE EVENTS UN-CONFERENCE

@Different locations

Innovations leaders masterclass

9:00

The age of innovation is here to stay. The question is – are you prepared for it? There are no “one solution for everyone” when it comes to innovation, but learning about Innovation Leadership will help you avoid simple risks and increase chances of success. This workshop will help you deliver impact in your organisation whether you work in corporate management, research and development, technology, design, marketing and sales, human resources, etc. By Artis Cicens, who is a passionate Innovation Leader and Corporate Innovation Strategy Consultant. *

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*FREE with VIP ticket. A separate fee of €149 for other attendees.


Artis Cicens, Founder of corporate innovation consultancy at the Digital Freedom Festival

Innovations leaders masterclass

Workshop by Artis Cicens

Networking

12:00

Why not make lunchtime worthwhile and connect with other attendees to share your ideas and experiences?

Networking

Carl Honorè Masterclass "Life at the Right Speed in the Digital Age"

13:00

Masterclass on Living at the Right Speed in the Digital Age Award-winning writer, global voice of the Slow Movement, broadcaster and TED speaker, Carl Honorè, will help us slow down. In this exclusively harmonious session you will explore answers to what is the right speed for living your life and how to grow from a good leader to a great one simply by managing the ever-increasing speed of living.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register Here*

*FREE with VIP ticket. A separate fee of €149 for other attendees.


Carl Honore, Award winning writer, Ted speaker, the Voice of the Slow movement

Carl Honorè Masterclass "Life at the Right Speed in the Digital Age"

Workshop by Carl Honore

VIP Reception powered by British Embassy Riga, Department of International Trade (INVITATIONS ONLY)

17:00

One of the key values of the Festival is an opportunity to meet new like-minded people, to make meaningful connections and to expand the business network. Therefore we are proud to invite you to the Digital Freedom Festival VIP reception hosted by the British Embassy Riga to get closer connections with inspiring speakers, world-renowned business and technology leaders, investors and policymakers.

VIP Reception powered by British Embassy Riga, Department of International Trade (INVITATIONS ONLY)

Guided Meditation Session for Work Efficiency

9:00

Guided meditation session with Venerable LP John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai) from Norway. He holds master’s degree in computer engineering and has acquired PhD in telematics, however, upon completion of his PhD, Luang Phi John decided to ordain as a Theravada Buddhist monk at the Dhammakaya temple, Thailand, and was subsequently invited to join Peace Revolution as a meditation instructor. He has designed unique self-development programme to help people balance their busy lifestyles and digital behaviors.

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Register HERE


John Paramai Dhanissaro (Supadulchai), Theravada Buddhist Monk, Webmaster at Peace Revolution

Guided Meditation Session for Work Efficiency

Guided Meditation Session by John Paramai Dhanissaro

Growing Together - the Power of Mastermind Groups

10:30

What is masterminding? Why is it important to join a mastermind group? Ambition of building something meaningful is a natural drive in all of us. As a rule, it comes for a price – at times it feels like a long and lonely journey.

Join this interactive masterclass with economist, film producer, productivity and performance expert and keynote speaker Stoyan Yankov, in which he will share the best strategies and give his advice on how to set up and run an effective mastermind group.

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Register HERE


Stoyan Yankov, Productivity & Performance Strategist

Growing Together - the Power of Mastermind Groups

Workshop by Stoyan Yankov

Networking

12:00

Why not make lunchtime worthwhile and connect with other attendees to share your ideas and experiences?

Networking

Roadmap to success: A systems approach to performance.

13:00

Data meets behavior. From genetic blueprints to mindset changes. This presentation will adress the keys to optimising performance on individual level. What are the pieces of the human puzzle which need to be in sync, for us to perform at our best? How important is recovery, sleep quality and stress management for anyone wishing to succeed in business and life?

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register HERE


Satu Ahlman, Leadership and Performance Advisor, Speaker

Roadmap to success: A systems approach to performance.

Workshop by Satu Ahlman

Uncommon Guide for Optimising Your Workday

It is common to get advice on how to prioritise and use time efficiently. What is uncommon? To learn how to accelerate work practices, become laser-focused, and use mental gymnastics to accelerate every aspect of your work. In this session Stewart Rogers, editor at Grit Daily and analyst-at-large at VentureBeat, explains many useful techniques that he has uncovered and that will be included in his forthcoming book.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register HERE


Stewart Rogers, Analyst at VentureBeat

#productivity #efficiency #mentalhealth

Uncommon Guide for Optimising Your Workday

Workshop by Stewart Rogers

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

9:00

Humans have been telling stories since the beginning of time – and for a good reason. Stories captivate our attention by bringing ideas, opinions, and emotions to life in a powerful, memorable way. In this knowledge sharing session, Jessica Gioglio, co-author of “The Laws of Brand Storytelling,” will share how companies are increasingly trading traditional marketing messages in favor of compelling brand stories. Packed with inspiring and relevant examples across a range of industries, plus tips on how to uncover stories within your organisation, you will be empowered to develop and deploy a brand storytelling strategy for your company.

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Register HERE


Jessica Gioglio, Marketing Innovator and Author

Marketing: The New Rules of Brand Storytelling

Workshop by Jessica Gioglio

Marketing: How to Boost Your Content Strategy

In this session two experts will share their knowledge and expertise on how to boost content strategy for your company and brand. Journalist and podcast producer David Tvrdon will reveal how to start a podcasts and hit one million downloads. Julia Gifford, co-founder at strategic content marketing & PR agency Truesix, will explain how to make your marketing texts stand out and share her copywriting tips and tricks.

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Register HERE


David Tvrdon, Podcast producer at Denník SME

Julia Gifford, Co-Founder at Truesix

Marketing: How to Boost Your Content Strategy

Session with David Tvrdon and Julia Gifford

Networking

12:00

Why not make lunchtime worthwhile and connect with other attendees to share your ideas and experiences?

 

Networking

Recruitment: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

13:00

Be an original in a world full of copies. Ekaterina Yachmeneva, the talent sourcer and co-founder of FindaNode, and Julia Belkina, communications strategists and co-founder of FindaNode, will share tips and tricks of building a killer recruitment brand and enhancing the candidate experience in an interactive talk and discussion session. They will present best practice cases from around the world and come up with guidelines on how to survive in the ever-changing recruitment jungle.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register HERE


Ekaterina Yachmeneva, The Talent Sourcer and Co-Founder of FindaNode

Julia Belkina, Communications Strategists and Co-Founder of FindaNode

Recruitment: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Workshop by Ekaterina Yachmeneva and Julia Belkina

Leadership: How to Create High-Performance Teams?

14:30

Each personality is unique and has been given its own ‘toolbox’ – a set of personality features and traits to operate with. Everyone is talented and excellent at something – the key is to find the right place to be. Diana Stankevica has master’s degree in HR management and she has consulted and managed personell in global organisations for more than 15 years. Diana will share her experience and provide practical solutions for boosting the performance of your team.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register HERE


Diāna Stankeviča, Talent optimization & performance consultant and management mentor

Leadership: How to Create High-Performance Teams?

Workshop by Diana Stankevica

Executive HR: Strategise Your Physical Surroundings

16:00

The setup of personal workspace directly impacts the quality of your work – how focused, energised, or accurate you are. Apply the same approach to business environment, and watch your office turn employees into brand ambassadors. An interactive session with Olegs Nikitins – a workplace strategy consultant who helps businesses create inspiring office environments.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register HERE


Olegs Nikitins, Workplace strategy consultant

Executive HR: Strategise Your Physical Surroundings

Workshop by Olegs Nikitins

Registration & Networking

9:00

Register your teams for the pithing sessions and get ready for the day – keep on fine-tuning your presentations or meet other tech enthusiasts and investors to make new connections and share your ideas and experiences.

Registration & Networking

500 Startups Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event

10:00

The top three to five startup teams will advance to the next round and present their ideas to local and international investors, media and other festival attendees on the DFF main stage. The winner will receive a fast-track to the final interview round for the next accelerator batch in Silicon Valley. In addition there will be pitches of “Riga IFF Goes VR” hackathon winners.

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500 Startups Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event

Registration & Networking

12:00

Register your teams for the PM pitching sessions and keep on fine-tuning your presentations or meet other tech enthusiasts and investors to make new connections and share your ideas and experiences.

Registration & Networking

Latvia's State Forest Special Prize Pre-Selection Event

13:00

The top three to five startup teams will compete for Latvia’s State Forest (LVM) special prize – mentoring and access to LVM Innovation Days 2020.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Latvia's State Forest Special Prize Pre-Selection Event

Rockstart Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event

14:00

The top three to five startup teams will advance to the next round and present their ideas to local and international investors, media and other festival attendees on the DFF main stage. Competition winners will have the opportunity to take part in the final selection round for the Rockstart 6-month accelerator programme in the Netherlands.

Rockstart Pitch Competition Pre-Selection Event

EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final @ RISEBA H2O

13:00

Do you want to meet the 18 best European innovation teams?
Do you want to join the Grand Final of the Best Association Training Initiative of 2019?
Do you want to meet the winner of the main prize?
Then don’t miss the EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final on the 14th November, which will be held in parallel with the Digital Freedom Festival in Riga.
Here are three of the many reasons to attend:

  • EIT Jumpstarter will keep you up-to-date regarding life-changing ideas in the healthcare, food and raw materials sectors.
  •  You will meet inspiring people and teams of go-getters who want to make a real impact.
  • You will become familiar with one of the most popular European cross-industrial incubation programme for start-up teams that have been awarded with the European Association Awards.

EIT Jumpstarter has been run jointly by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials and EIT Food since 2017. By creating and validating the business concepts of their scientific innovations, finalists – from a total of 90 teams selected to join the program, and after a very selective training program – strive to become the best-of-the-best to get into the finals!

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

Register: HERE

EIT Jumpstarter Grand Final @ RISEBA H2O

DFF Opening Event "Swedbank Seedtalks"

18:00 – 23:00

Swedbank Seedtalks stand for planting seeds of knowledge through discussion. Join official Digital Freedom Festival Opening event to discover new approaches, ideas and challenge your assumptions about technology, startups, and innovation.

Follow the latest updates on Facebook

DFF Opening Event "Swedbank Seedtalks"