Alexander co-founded PUBLIC and is the Chief Investment Officer. PUBLIC advises governments, public bodies and partners seeking to digitally innovate their services and systems. PUBLIC convenes a unique ecosystem of technology companies who it works closely with to deliver a broad range of services from digital transformation to learning and challenge programmes. Alexander previously worked in investment banking and private equity for eight years at a top-quartile fund.
Kersti Kaljulaid served as the President of the Republic of Estonia from 2016-2021. Kersti Kaljulaid has become a sought-after speaker at high-level forums on digital, security, and foreign-policy topics and more broadly for analyzing and interpreting societal and economic change. President Kaljulaid is a vocal advocate of human rights, the rule of law, freedom of speech, and democracy.
Kristjan Korjus is co-founder and CTO of Pactum. Pactum helps companies improve commercial agreements, by automatically negotiating them on a massive scale. He was previously head of AI at Starship Technologies, which has the largest fleet of self-driving delivery robots. Furthermore, Kristjan led a successful GitHub project, replicating DeepMind’s famous Atari playing AI, and is a co-author of the best-selling book in Estonia, “Bedside Reading About Mathematics”.
Madelynn Martiniere is an international strategist and facilitator working with innovators, entrepreneurs, and executives to more effectively collaborate, cooperate and coordinate together in order to build equitable and scalable innovation ecosystems. She is currently the Managing Director of Zebras Unite, a global co-op that catalyzes community, capital, and culture for people building businesses that are better for the world.
Pramod Bhasin is an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur known for his significant contributions to the global business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. His expertise earned him recognition as IT Man of the Year and Manager of the Year, and he is a Chartered Accountant and alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce. Pramod also is a Mission Board member of Accelerate Estonia.
Tiit Riisalo is the Minister of Economic Affairs and Information Technology. In 2016–2021, he was the Director of the Office of the President of the Republic. He graduated from the University of Tartu in 1995 with a degree in public administration and furthered his education in the same field at the University of North Carolina, USA, in 1993. In 2011, he studied social psychology at Stanford University and New York University.
Mari-Ann Meigo Fonseca is the co-founder and COO of Gelatex. Gelatex is a materials technology company that has invented the world's fastest and most cost-effective technology for bio-based nanofibers production making possible world-changing products such as cultured meat, scar-reducing wound care materials or bio-based filtration materials. Mari-Ann has an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management.
From developing strategies for the world’s ﬁrst e-residency to co-creating a fake political party as a theatrical project, Daniel always aims to facilitate communication across cultures, disciplines, and parts of society. Today he works with Levila, a company he co-founded in order to produce stories with a high impact on society. He is also the co-founder of Akkadian and Tuleva Pension Funds.
Mauricio Esguerra is a physicist and expert in magnetic materials and applications. He worked as CTO for Siemens/Epcos and EGLO, GM for Dialight and Pulse Electronics, and Sales Director for Falco Electronics before founding and heading MAGMENT in 2015 in Munich. Mauricio has over 30 patents and 200 publications in the fields of magnetic materials, lighting, and applications.
Jochen Zimmermann is head of the division “Start-ups and Digital Innovation Hubs” at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action in the German government. After his career as a lawyer, Jochen joined the Ministry in 2013. Since then he served in several branches such as the Departments for Industry as well as the Department for Digitalization and Innovation. From 2019 to 2021 Jochen was deputy head of the Minister’s Office.
Sille is the Undersecretary for Economic Development which brings an extremely diverse portfolio to her table - from industrial policy and Estonian export-growth to FDI-s and the deeptech ecosystem. She loves systematic thinking and people who are courageous enough to pitch their crazy ideas. People who are not afraid to take risks and fail - as failure is just one step closer to success.
Mr Andres Sutt, is a Member of Parliament in Estonia and a former Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT. He is a member of liberal Reform Party faction. As a Minister he was overseeing the development of e-Estonia ecosystem, raised investments in cyber security as well as lunched the 5G rollout. He was also actively promoting Estonian startup ecosystem and collaboration in innovation between the businesses and universities.