Startup Iceland Explores Health and Personal Data in a Post-GDPR Digital Economy

Startup Iceland, taking place in Reykjavik Iceland 31 May - 1 June 2017, will dive into the implications and opportunities of the impending Europe GDPR on personal data and digital health and what that may mean globally for digital companies and the people who use their services.  The program will feature speakers from Facebook, Union Square Ventures, Clue, SOS Ventures,, SidekickHealth, Router Ventures, Plain Vanilla Games and Frumtak Ventures, among others.

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A press release from Startup Iceland states that the annual conference will explore health and personal data in a post-GDPR digital economy. The 2-day event will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and influencers in Health and Personal Data to discuss the European GDPR impact on business, consumers and international economies.  

Iceland’s Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson will open the event’s speaker program at Harpa Conference and Event Center on 31 May while the “Office Hours” networking sessions will take place at Haskólinn Reykjavík on 1 June.

 “Over the past 6 years, Startup Iceland has contributed significantly to an increased international interest in Icelandic startups and sparked deal flow for a growing number of entrepreneurs and investors,” said Startup Iceland’s founder, Bala Kamallakharan. “The success of the event is attributable to the value it has created annually for attendees through its timely content programming and by bringing together some of the most influential individuals in business and investment from Iceland, North America and Europe.”

 Author and Co-founder of Jaywalk, John Biggs, will serve as MC for the event. International speakers will include Brad Burnham, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures; Maria Soloveychik, Founder, SyntheX Lab; Arvind Gupta, Venture Partner, SOS Ventures; Anitha Jayaprakash, Founder, Girihlet; Jeff Slobotski, Founder, Router Ventures; Jerry Colonna, Coach & Co-founder, Reboot; Michelle Morrison, Design Program Manager, Facebook; Josh Allan Dykstra, Author, Ignite the Invisible Tribe; Julian Ranger, Founder,; Melissa Jun Rowley, Journalist and Co-founder, Resolve accelerator; and Ida Tin, CEO, Clue.

 The international speakers will be joined by mentors, investors and entrepreneurs in the Icelandic business community such as Þorvarður Sveinsson, Executive Director, Vodafone Iceland, Svana Gunnarsdóttir, Partner, Frumtak Ventures; Einar Gunnar Guðmundsson, Corporate Entrepreneur, Arion Bank; Salóme Guðmundsdóttir, CEO, Icelandic Startups;  Freyr Hólm Ketilsson, CEO, Dattaca Labs; Dr. Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, Founder and CEO, SidekickHealth; Tristan Gribbin, Founder and CEO, FLOW VR; Joi Sigurdsson, Co-founder and CEO of Crankwheel, Thorsteinn Fridriksson, Founder, Plain Vanilla Games; Sandra Mjöll Jonsdóttir-Bush, Co-founder, Platome.  

Additionally, the winners of Stökkpallurinn and the 2017 class of Startup Reykjavik entrepreneurs will be announced on stage at the close of the day.

The conference program will close on 1 June at Haskólinn Reykjavík with Startup Iceland’s renowned “office hours” style mentoring sessions, where attendees have the unique opportunity to meet one-to-one with the event speakers and other seasoned executives and influencers.

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