New York | October 23-24

Now in its sixth year, M-Force19 North America brings together business leaders and visionaries from around the globe for one great event where global enterprise innovation meets startup innovation. This year, the event will focus on Value Innovation and Customer Experience


Our Speakers



Wednesday, Oct 23 Dress-code: Smart Casual Location: SAP Next-Gen SAP Leonardo Center | NYC, 10 Hudson Yards Event Host: Maureen Loftus
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm R&D4Equity Pitch Night
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Registration & Networking
4:30 pm – 4:40 pm Opening Remarks by Miratech, Maureen Loftus, Program Manager, R&D4Equity
4:40 pm – 4:45 pm Welcome by SAP Next-Gen
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Raising Money in Today’s Venture Financing Markets, by Jeremy Glaser, Mintz Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Startup Pitches Track A (AR)
 5:30 pm – 5:40 pm Break
5:40 pm – 5:55 pm Investing in AI-Enabled Machines, by Oliver Mitchell, Venture Partner, ff Venture Capital
5:55 pm – 6:25 pm Startup Pitches Track B (AI)
6:25 pm – 6:35 pm Break
6:35 pm – 7:05 pm Startup Pitches Track C (Blockchain+Other)
7:05 pm – 7:10 pm Introducing TechBlaster2020, by Jeff Barnes, Owner and Managing Member, TechBlaster2020 LLC
7:10 pm – 7:15 pm Winner Announcement
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Closing and Networking
Thursday, Oct 24 Dress-code: Business Casual Location: Convene, 780 3rd Ave. Event Host: Michael Smith
9:30 am – 9:55 am Registration and Networking
9:55 am – 10:00 am M-Force Opening Remarks, by Valeriy Kutsyy, CEO, Miratech
10:00 am – 10:30 am Keynote: Technology – 10 Year Out and How We Got Where We Are, by Tejune Kang, Founder, Chairman and CEO, 6D Global Technologies, Inc.
10:30 am – 11:00 am CyberSecurity – An FBI Perspective, by Prashanth Mekala, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Counterintelligence Cyber Division FBI - New York Field Office
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 11:45 am Understanding and Mitigating Unwanted Bias in AI, by Karthikeyan Natesan Ramamurthy, Research Staff Member, IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center
11:45 am – 12:15 pm How Do You Benchmark Innovation, by Magnus Penker, Founder and CEO, Innovation360 | Innovation Though Leader
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Panel Discussion: Enabling Customer Experience, Is the Call Center the First or Last Line of CX? Moderator: Jim Wessel, Global Account Executive, Miratech Group Panelists: Emily Drenis, CX Practice Lead, Miratech Group Chris Duncan, Director of Smart Communications Business Development at Sprint Musa Hanhan, Senior Director of Customer Experience, Genesys Eric Entzeroth, SVP Global & Strategic Accounts at Genesys (2014 - 2017)
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Unlocking Business Value with Artificial Intelligence, by Greg Pelton, Chief Product Officer, Pryon
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Digital Transformation from the Bottom Up, by Joshua Cohen, Managing Partner, GIANT Innovation
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Breakout A: Innovation in IoT: Healthcare and Telemedicine, by Frank Nijsten, Innovation Manager, Healthy Sleep Solutions, Philips
Breakout B: Partner Needs and Leads, by Oksana Krutybich and Maureen Loftus, Partner Organization, Miratech
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Networking and Closing
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Closing Reception – Invitation Only, Limited Seating

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M-Force19 North America Venue

Convene, 780 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

Convene at 780 Third Avenue, located near the United Nations, is a purpose-built, ultra-modern training and offsite facility. Designed to host board meetings, town halls, or learning and development programs, it is a perfect, distraction-free venue for up to 230 participants.


Check Out Last Year`s Highlight

See all the videos from M-Force18 NY here
See all the videos from Pitch Night here