The Assembly

SHAPE THE FUTURE

We have entered a new era, where the threads of technology and society are woven closer together than we could have ever predicted. We have the opportunity to solve the world's biggest problems through technology - we just have to take the right steps to get there.

Now is the time for some of the biggest social, political, and philosophical decisions to be made. At The Assembly, we bring together the greatest architects of technology, global captains of industry, and key policy-makers to shape the future together.

Join us for the third edition of The Assembly, at TNW Conference on May 9th and 10th, 2019.

The Assembly Partner:

Theme 2019: The Privacy Paradox

Driving impactful innovation whilst protecting society

Our overarching theme for this year’s The Assembly is the privacy paradox.

The way we think about innovation and privacy is undergoing a tectonic shift. Society is becoming increasingly aware that we can’t leave technology giants unchecked; how can regulations like GDPR and knowledge sharing about privacy practices help us strike a balance between business innovation and the protection of society? How do we move fast and innovate while protecting our users? Can each country/society and organization set their own rules?

At The Assembly, we invite top government officials and business & technology leaders to share and discuss best practices and inspiring use cases from around the globe.

SUB THEMES

The big four: take a look at the sub themes we'll be exploring at this year's edition

What to expect?

PROGRAM

13:00 - Walk in / introduction

13:30 - Collaborating on Cyber Terrorism Panel

13:50 - Co-creation sessions 1 & 2

16:45 - Break

17:30 - Starter, The Next Billion Keynote + Table discussion

18:25 - Main Course, The Data Dilemma Keynote + Table Discussion

19:20 - Dessert, Trusting Decentralization + Table Discussion

20:00 - Wrap up, drinks

SPEAKERS

Here are some of the first speakers that will join The Assembly.

  • Anu Madgavkar

    Anu Madgavkar

    Partner,
    McKinsey Global Institute

  • Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Co-founder & CEO,
    The Next Web

  • Raj Samani

    Raj Samani

    Chief Scientist,
    Mcafee

  • Stewart Room

    Stewart Room

    Data Protection & Cyber Security,
    PwC

  • Madhumita Murgia

    Madhumita Murgia

    European Technology Correspondent,
    Financial Times

  • Roni Zehavi

    Roni Zehavi

    CEO,
    Cyberspark

  • James Lamont

    James Lamont

    Managerial Editor,
    Financial Times

  • Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau

    Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau

    Special Startup Envoy,
    StartupDelta

TABLE CAPTAINS

Here are this years Table Captains, the experts behind the themes

  • Sally Eaves

    Sally Eaves

    CTO and UN social Impact strategy Advisor,
    Emergent Technology

  • Roni Zehavi

    Roni Zehavi

    CEO,
    Cyberspark

  • Hajo van Beijma

    Hajo van Beijma

    COO,
    SingularityU Benelux

  • Christian Rickerts

    Christian Rickerts

    Secretary of State,
    Berlin Government

  • Diederick Croese

    Diederick Croese

    Co-founder & CEO,
    SingularityU Benelux

  • Liesbeth Holterman

    Liesbeth Holterman

    Cyber Specialist,
    Cyberveilig Nederland

  • James Lund

    James Lund

    CFO,
    Financial Times

  • David Duan

    David Duan

    CEO,
    DeepBlue Europe

  • Ferry Christiaan Grijpink

    Ferry Christiaan Grijpink

    Senior Partner,
    McKinsey Digital

  • Bram van Tiel

    Bram van Tiel

    Partner Cybersecurity,
    PwC

  • Sandra Mochel

    Sandra Mochel

    Senior Manager Privacy and Data Protection,
    PwC

  • Thomas van Vooren

    Thomas van Vooren

    Senior Manager Cyber Security & Digital Identity,
    PwC

  • Tom Driehuys

    Tom Driehuys

    Director Forensic Technology Solutions,
    PwC

  • Jim Jansen

    Jim Jansen

    Head of Industry, Agency Platforms Group,
    Google

  • Marili 't Hooft-Bolle

    Marili 't Hooft-Bolle

    COO/CFO,
    WeTransfer

  • Graham Stuart

    Graham Stuart

    Minister for Investment at Department for International Trade,
    UK Government

  • JF Gauthier

    JF Gauthier

    Founder and CEO,
    Startup Genome

THE ASSEMBLY

Here's what you can expect from joining The Assembly.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

Changemakers

Here are the first changemakers that will attend The Assembly at TNW2019.

  • Gilad Lotan

    Gilad Lotan

    VP, Head of Data Science,
    BuzzFeed

  • Jaya Baloo

    Jaya Baloo

    Chief Information Security Officer,
    KPN Telecom

  • Letitia Seglah

    Letitia Seglah

    Independent Expert,
    European Commision

  • Eva Gladek

    Eva Gladek

    Founder and CEO,
    Metabolic

  • Bindi Karia

    Bindi Karia

    Founder & CEO, Innovation expert,
    Bindi Ventures Ltd

  • Des Traynor

    Des Traynor

    Co-founder & CSO,
    Intercom

  • Kaspar Korjus

    Kaspar Korjus

    Managing Director,
    E-Residency Estonia

  • Dhruv Ghulati

    Dhruv Ghulati

    Co-founder & CEO,
    Factmata

  • Scott Snyder

    Scott Snyder

    Partner,
    Heidrick & Struggles

  • Jessi Baker

    Jessi Baker

    CEO,
    Provenance

  • Simon Kemp

    Simon Kemp

    CEO,
    Kepios

  • Daniel Gebler

    Daniel Gebler

    CTO,
    Picnic

  • Petah Marian

    Petah Marian

    Senior Editor,
    WGSN

  • Abdalla Kablan

    Abdalla Kablan

    Entrepreneur & Fintech Expert

  • Laure Cucuron

    Laure Cucuron

    Managing Director,
    TerraCycle

  • Christina Bechhold Russ

    Christina Bechhold Russ

    Director,
    SamsungNext

  • Ricardo J. Méndez

    Ricardo J. Méndez

    Technical Director,
    Samsung NEXT

  • Bernhard Schambeck

    Bernhard Schambeck

    Head of BMW Startup Garage,
    BMW

  • Willie M. Tejada

    Willie M. Tejada

    Chief Developer Advocate,
    IBM

  • Zeeshan Feroz

    Zeeshan Feroz

    UK CEO,
    Coinbase

  • Jennifer Taylor

    Jennifer Taylor

    Vice President, U.S. Jobs,
    Consumer Technology Association

  • Jacques van den Broek

    Jacques van den Broek

    CEO,
    Randstad

  • Martine Jarlgaard

    Martine Jarlgaard

    Founder,
    Martine Jarlgaard

  • Edwin van Bommel

    Edwin van Bommel

    Chief Innovation Officer,
    ABN AMRO

  • Willem Strijbosch

    Willem Strijbosch

    Head of Autonomous Driving,
    TomTom

  • Henry Jefferies

    Henry Jefferies

    Associate,
    Dawn Capital

  • Rana DiOrio

    Rana DiOrio

    CEO,
    Creative Mint

  • Len Shneyder

    Len Shneyder

    VP of Industry Relations,
    SendGrid

  • Andrew Chakhoyan

    Andrew Chakhoyan

    Founder & CEO,
    Strategic Narrative Consulting

  • Miko Matsumura

    Miko Matsumura

    Co-Founder,
    Evercoin Exchange

  • Mārīte Aleksandra Silava

    Mārīte Aleksandra Silava

    Fintech Community Manager,
    Swedbank

  • Justin Sun

    Justin Sun

    Founder,
    Tron

  • Stefan Zerweck

    Stefan Zerweck

    COO,
    Porsche Digital

  • Peter van Sabben

    Peter van Sabben

    CEO & Co-founder,
    Growth Tribe

  • William Hurley

    William Hurley

    CEO & Founder,
    Strangeworks

  • Adam Knight

    Adam Knight

    Co-Founder,
    TONG

  • Rogier Klimbie

    Rogier Klimbie

    Owner,
    Klimbie Public Affairs

  • Casper van der Veen

    Casper van der Veen

    Head of Business Development,
    AEGON NV

  • Yasemin Tümer

    Yasemin Tümer

    Co-Founder,
    Blanco Services

  • Lennard Hoogenraad

    Lennard Hoogenraad

    Board Member,
    ADG Diensten Groep NL

  • Mark van Rijmenam

    Mark van Rijmenam

    Founder,
    Datafloq

  • Arnold Roosendaal

    Arnold Roosendaal

    Director,
    Privacy Company

  • Rutger van Zuidam

    Rutger van Zuidam

    Founder,
    DutchChain

  • Melanie Rieback

    Melanie Rieback

    Co-founder & CEO,
    Radically Open Security

  • Joshua Ogawa

    Joshua Ogawa

    Deputy Manager,
    Nikkei

  • Mark Vletter

    Mark Vletter

    Founder,
    VoiPGRID

  • Mursal Hedayat

    Mursal Hedayat

    Co-founder & CEO,
    Chatterbox

  • Arash Aazami

    Arash Aazami

    Founder,
    The iOE Initiative

  • Susanne Chishti

    Susanne Chishti

    CEO,
    Fintech Circle

  • Soumeya Rachedi

    Soumeya Rachedi

    COO,
    Digital Africa

  • Alexandra Calinikos

    Alexandra Calinikos

    Strategy Director & Corporate Development,
    Financial Times

  • Masafumi Yonazu

    Masafumi Yonazu

    Senior Director for Special Zone Promotion,
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government

  • David Gobeille-Kaufman

    David Gobeille-Kaufman

    Founder,
    Mangrove

  • Thomas Hale

    Thomas Hale

    Alphaville Reporter,
    Financial Times

  • Gijs Braakman

    Gijs Braakman

    Head of Commercial Partnerships,
    SingularityU Benelux

  • Pieter Paul van Oerle

    Pieter Paul van Oerle

    Strategy Director,
    TNW

  • Nicolaj Christensen

    Nicolaj Christensen

    Senior Consultant,
    Digital Hub Denmark

  • Donatas Smailys

    Donatas Smailys

    Partner & CBDO,
    Unboxed.Network

  • Hanns Tappen

    Hanns Tappen

    Chairman,
    StartupDorf

  • Marja-Liisa Niinikoski

    Marja-Liisa Niinikoski

    CEO,
    Helsinki Business Hub

  • Dorte Egelund

    Dorte Egelund

    Head of Communications,
    Digital Hub Denmark

  • Lennaert Jonkers

    Lennaert Jonkers

    Founder,
    DevelopMinded

  • Tom Betts

    Tom Betts

    Chief Data Officer,
    Financial Times

  • Jaap Sybenga

    Jaap Sybenga

    CEO,
    Mobypark

  • Christo Thomas

    Christo Thomas

    Co-chair,
    European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

  • Krloos Rivera

    Krloos Rivera

    Ecosystem Relations Manager,
    Valencia Startup Association

  • Jose Iglesias

    Jose Iglesias

    EMEA Director,
    Techstars

  • Peter St John Crabtree

    Peter St John Crabtree

    GM Science Innovation,
    Ministry of Business and Innovation

  • Ravleen Pal

    Ravleen Pal

    Deputy Head, Economic Department,
    Netherlands Embassy

  • Ieva Dirvonskaite

    Ieva Dirvonskaite

    COO,
    Vilnius Tech Park

  • Alexander Ribbink

    Alexander Ribbink

    General Partner & Co-Founder,
    Keen Venture Partner

  • Adia Sakiqi

    Adia Sakiqi

    Ambassador of Albania to the Netherlands

  • Barnabas Birmacher

    Barnabas Birmacher

    CEO,
    Bitrise

  • Bianca Nijhof

    Bianca Nijhof

    Managing Director,
    Netherlands Water Partnership

  • Federico Sargenti

    Federico Sargenti

    CEO,
    Supermercato24

  • Frank van den Brink

    Frank van den Brink

    HR Director Employee Experience,
    ABN Amro Bank N.V.

  • Frederik Van Hecke

    Frederik Van Hecke

    Associate Partner,
    McKinsey Digital

  • Gerald Parloiu

    Gerald Parloiu

    VP Investments,
    Global Founders Capital

  • Henri Jacobs

    Henri Jacobs

    Chairman of the Board,
    Techventures

  • Bram Kaashoek

    Bram Kaashoek

    Director Digital Products,
    Wolters Kluwer Nederland B.V.

  • Carsten Klomp

    Carsten Klomp

    CIO,
    HEMA

  • Edita Mujovic

    Edita Mujovic

    Global Manager Digital Communications,
    ASML

  • Evert Jan De Theije

    Evert Jan De Theije

    Program Manager, Growth Initiatives,
    PostNL

  • Frances Houweling

    Frances Houweling

    Director,
    IK Investment Partners B.V.

  • Giampaolo Lupi

    Giampaolo Lupi

    VP, Chief Enterprise Architect and Head of Architecture & Emerging Technologies,
    Philips

  • Huub Stiekema

    Huub Stiekema

    Director Enterprise IT,
    VolkerWessels

  • Ivo Van Bennekom

    Ivo Van Bennekom

    Director Digital Identity,
    PwC

  • Michael Franzen

    Michael Franzen

    Senior Manager Technology Consulting - CIO Advisory,
    PwC

  • Remco van Daal

    Remco van Daal

    Partner PwC Transaction Services & Management Board,
    PwC

  • Richard Veffer

    Richard Veffer

    MD,
    Triple S Transformations BV

  • Sander van Vreumingen

    Sander van Vreumingen

    Partner,
    IK Investment Partners

  • Sharon Frank

    Sharon Frank

    VP & Global Head of Data Protection and Cyber Security,
    Fresenius Medical Care

  • Simcha Knol

    Simcha Knol

    Senior Vice President,
    PVH Europe

  • Tom Wever

    Tom Wever

    IT Manager,
    Bank Mendes Gans

  • Wiebe de Boer

    Wiebe de Boer

    CEO,
    ilionx

  • Wouter-Bas van der Vegt

    Wouter-Bas van der Vegt

    Global Data Protection & Information Security Officer,
    Randstad N.V.

  • Anne-Christine Polet

    Anne-Christine Polet

    SVP Digital,
    PVH Europe

  • Boris Wirtz

    Boris Wirtz

    Principal Smart Industries,
    Gimv

  • Cecilia Bengtsson

    Cecilia Bengtsson

    Business Transformation Leader,
    IKEA

  • Eric Smeding

    Eric Smeding

    Senior Manager Digital & Ecommerce,
    Unilever

  • Fredrik Axen

    Fredrik Axen

    Concept Development Manager & Managing Director,
    IKEA

  • Mohammad Asfar Towheed

    Mohammad Asfar Towheed

    Vice President IT,
    TomTom

  • Murat Kiran

    Murat Kiran

    Founder,
    PLUS Retail

  • Olli Hyyppa

    Olli Hyyppa

    Senior Vice President & CIO,
    NXP Semiconductors B.V.

  • Peter Malmgren

    Peter Malmgren

    Partner,
    PwC

  • Robert Falk

    Robert Falk

    Partner,
    Bencis Capital Partners

  • Hussein Kanji

    Hussein Kanji

    Partner,
    Hoxton Ventures

  • Joao Graca

    Joao Graca

    CTO,
    Unbabel

  • Jop Gerritsen

    Jop Gerritsen

    Partner,
    McKinsey & Company

  • Karl A. Johannesson

    Karl A. Johannesson

    Executive Director,
    Blockchain User Group

  • Kyung Min Park

    Kyung Min Park

    Assistant Director of Investment,
    Seoul Metropolitan Government

  • Marili 't Hooft-Bolle

    Marili 't Hooft-Bolle

    COO/CFO,
    WeTransfer

  • Martijn Schoonewille

    Martijn Schoonewille

    Partner,
    Loyens & Loeff

  • Matt Fottrell

    Matt Fottrell

    Director of FT Specialist,
    Financial Times

  • Nawaf Algain

    Nawaf Algain

    Entrepreneurship Program Manager,
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

  • Patrick Van Hoof

    Patrick Van Hoof

    Global Digital Innovation Director,
    Arcadis

  • Paula Kant

    Paula Kant

    Head of Investment Promotion,
    InvestHK

  • Pavel Koktyshev

    Pavel Koktyshev

    Deputy Chairman of the board,
    Zerde National Info communication Holding, Kazakhstan

  • Sebastiaan Vaessen

    Sebastiaan Vaessen

    Head of Strategy,
    Naspers Ventures

  • Sergi Figueres

    Sergi Figueres

    CEO,
    Worldcoo

  • Terry Rock

    Terry Rock

    President & CEO,
    Platform Calgary

  • Tina Höfinghoff

    Tina Höfinghoff

    CEO,
    MUC SUMMIT GmbH

  • Bernadette Wijnings

    Bernadette Wijnings

    Investor

  • Esther van der Meulen

    Esther van der Meulen

    PA to Envoy,
    Startup Delta

  • Godert van Dedem

    Godert van Dedem

    VP Operations,
    eBay Global

  • In Dong Cho

    In Dong Cho

    Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy,
    Seoul Metropolitan Government

  • Katja Werner

    Katja Werner

    Business Development & Project Leader,
    MUC SUMMIT GmbH

  • Nathalie Ouelletn

    Nathalie Ouelletn

    Executive Director,
    Mangrove

  • Dane Stangler

    Dane Stangler

    Chief Policy Officer,
    Startup Genome

  • Henri Verdier

    Henri Verdier

    Ambassador For Digital Affairs,
    French National Government

  • Juan Manuel Garrido Moreno

    Juan Manuel Garrido Moreno

    Director General of Innovation, Madrid,
    Madrid Government

  • Karim Sy

    Karim Sy

    President,
    Digital Africa

  • Lim Tuang Liang

    Lim Tuang Liang

    Executive Director,
    National Research Foundation

  • Marc Penzel

    Marc Penzel

    Founder & COO,
    Startup Genome

  • Pan Kyu Choi

    Pan Kyu Choi

    Director of Investment & Startup,
    Seoul Metropolitan Government

  • Tatsuro Shirakawa

    Tatsuro Shirakawa

    Manager,
    Accenture

  • Seth van der Maas

    Seth van der Maas

    Managing Director,
    Emakina.NL

  • Tjerk Opmeer

    Tjerk Opmeer

    Director International,
    Netherlands Enterprise Agency

  • Veronika Pistyur

    Veronika Pistyur

    CEO,
    Bridge Budapest

  • Yves Greijn

    Yves Greijn

    Global Lead Sourcer,
    QuantumBlack

  • Laura S. Dornheim

    Laura S. Dornheim

    Head of Communications,
    eyeo GmbH

  • Marloes Pomp

    Marloes Pomp

    Program Officer Blockchain,
    Dutch Government

Facilitators

This years facilitators, guiding the conversations

  • Adam Warren

    Adam Warren

    Head of Research,
    The Next Web

  • Merle Freeke

    Merle Freeke

    Business Development Innovation,
    Mischief Makers

  • Julia Alberga

    Julia Alberga

    Independent Facilitator, UX Consultant,
    Alberga Consultancy

  • Maartje Damen

    Maartje Damen

    Imagineer, Learning Designer & Facilitator

  • Annet Kloprogge

    Annet Kloprogge

    Founder,
    Annet Shares

  • Tim Claassen

    Tim Claassen

    Strategy Director,
    Havas Lemz

  • Lars Crama

    Lars Crama

    Founder & Global Director,
    Innovators Inc.

  • Casimir Morreau

    Casimir Morreau

    Designer and Facilitator,
    Studio Morreau

  • Robert Vos

    Robert Vos

    Facilitator,
    DeNieuweSchool

  • Thomas van Zuijlen

    Thomas van Zuijlen

    Freelance Scrum Master,
    NOS

  • Ruben Rosenbrand

    Ruben Rosenbrand

    Director,
    Agency Happen

  • Josephine Meijer

    Josephine Meijer

    Process Facilitation,
    Bright Future Lab

  • Joris de Leeuw

    Joris de Leeuw

    Engineer & Product Owner,
    De Leeuw Projects

  • Katja Bauer

    Katja Bauer

    Workshop Facilitator,
    Koninklijk Theater Carré

  • Lianne Heite

    Lianne Heite

    Strategy Director,
    Havas Lemz

  • Rosa Boon

    Rosa Boon

    Facilitator,
    Mischief Makers

  • Nathalie Post

    Nathalie Post

    Growth Strategy,
    Gocase

  • Esther Zijtregtop

    Esther Zijtregtop

    Business Innovator, Strategic Designer, Founder,
    NextGenners

  • Kasper Daems

    Kasper Daems

    Freelance Sr. workshop & Process Facilitator,
    RONIN Amsterdam

  • Bauke Huijbers

    Bauke Huijbers

    Founder,
    Sniglet

  • Henriette Mansel

    Henriette Mansel

    Consultant,
    Accenture

  • Masha Parinova

    Masha Parinova

    Co-founder,
    BALLS!

  • Vivianne Driessen

    Vivianne Driessen

    Co-founder,
    BALLS!

  • Michiel Hoogenboom

    Michiel Hoogenboom

    Strategy Designer,
    BMI

  • Frank Verhelst

    Frank Verhelst

    Senior Consultant,
    Agile Scrum Group

  • Teddy Uijttewaal

    Teddy Uijttewaal

    Co-founder,
    Fundology

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