OXYGEN 2018 | 4.12. | HELSINKI

Location: Kiltasali, Lapinrinne 1
Time: 9–15

Oxygen 2018 is not a typical sit-and-listen conference. We want to promote open discussions, so this time the event will be held as an unconference.

Keynote Speakers

Ravi Kanbur

A Better Society is Possible

Ravi Kanbur is an inspiring speaker, scholar and author of over 250 publications. Lately, he co-authored the International panel on social progress report and manifesto – a better society is possible. He is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs at Cornell University. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank, including as Resident Representative in Ghana, Chief Economist of the Africa Region, as Principal Adviser to the Chief Economist of the World Bank, and as Director of the World Bank’s World Development Report. He chairs the UNU-WIDER.

Jyri Engeström

Co-Founder & General Partner, Yes VC

We fund great companies

Jyri Engeström is Co-Founder and General Partner at Yes VC, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco. He is an investor in Superhuman, CryptoKitties, Lovevery, Public Goods, Iceye, Applifier/Unity, Betabrand, Oura and others. Jyri co-founded two mobile consumer companies: Jaiku, a mobile social network acquired by Google; and Ditto, a mobile local recommendations service acquired by Groupon. He has run product teams at Google, Groupon and Nokia and was the Head of Product at Boosted, an electric vehicle company that created the Boosted Board electric skateboard, selected by Time Magazine as one of the best inventions of 2018.

Vinay gupta

CEO of Mattereum

We have one more super keynote joining us. Vinay Gupta is the creator of Hexayurt, a humanitarian and a technology visionary.
 
He is the current CEO of Mattereum, which was founded in 2017. Mattereum is an Internet of Agreements infrastructure project, bringing legally-enforceable smart contracts, and enabling the sale, lease, and transfer of physical property and legal rights.
 
He has long had a humanitarian concern with the condition of the poorest in society and disaster relief. He has spent many years in humanitarian work- the hexayurt has been used as a refugee shelter and is known for being used ad the Burning man.
 
He was also on the editorial team for economics book Small is Profitable. He is also working on Hexayurt Capital, which is a fund meant to invest in the Internet of Agreements. Previously, he coordinated the release of the Ethereum project, managing communications around the launch of the project.

Program 4.12.2018

8:30

Doors open.

9:00

Welcome words by Oxygen 2050 co-founders

9:10

Motivational keynotes – Ravi Kanbur and Jyri Engeström

10:15

Open discussion, floor is open for topics

10:30

Break out sessions

Open Space

11:45

Lunch

12:30

Break out sessions

Open Space

14:00

Pitches

14:30

Closing Panel

15:00

Networking

Program 4.12.2018

8:30

Doors open

9:00

Welcome words by Oxygen 2050 co-founders

9:10
10:15

Open discussion, floor is open for topics

10:30

Break out sessions

OPEN SPACE

11:45

Lunch

12:30

Break out sessions

OPEN SPACE

14:00

Pitches

14:30

Closing Panel

15:00

Networking

Oxygen 2018 is unusual.

There is no formal agenda beyond the main theme “Rethink! Ventures for a better world” and the two key notes. Everyone joining is a participant and can propose a topic. By crowd-sourcing we will together determine the content of break-out session. Starting point is your ideas. Schedules may be overwritten or rewritten. Come as who you are, rather than as a representative of your employer.

We hope that participants are inspired by one another and enhance the joint intelligence. Let yourself explore in fascinating sessions and accidental conversations.

Depending on the topics and how popular each is we will decide whether to run the sessions as fish bowls, ignite talks or round table discussions.

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