Speaker Bio & Abstract

Philippe Sayegh Chief Adoption Officer

BiographyPhilippe Sayegh is a tech entrepreneur and investor.

His experience encompasses building and managing European and emerging markets businesses for US-based tech companies, running and successfully selling an ecommerce platform startup, co-investing with Technology Venture Capital firms in Monaco, Paris, and Brussels as well as advising start-ups operating and innovating in the fields of Security, AI, blockchain and XR.

He is a connector, an explorer and has two decades of operational executive experience for B2B-focussed tech companies in areas as diverse as CRM, DRM, Identity and Access management, e-commerce and AI.

At VERSES Philippe has the responsibility for formulating the companys overall adoption strategy as well as ensuring that the execution of the adoption strategy remains consistent with the brand identity of Verses and each of its subsidiaries. The adoption process covers awareness, acquisition and advocacy by the VERSES ecosystem.AbstractThe Spatial Web : The Geo Spatial Infrastructure for Autonomous applicationsToday's digital infrastructure is not suitable for creating an integrated network of emerging technologies such as UAVs, IoT, Augmented Reality, Robotics. The result is a growing patchwork of custom partial solutions with varying degrees of interoperability, privacy, and security. Computing needs a new paradigm (the Spatial Web) and a new operating system (COSM) to bring the internet to the real world. Our vision for the Spatial Web is that of an open, hyper-connected, context-aware, ethically-aligned network of humans, machines, and AI. When applying these concepts to UAM, COSM streamlines the development and deployment of drone applications on the Spatial Web. COSM solves the growing need for standardized data formats and machine-executable regulations. By leveraging new technologies such as digital twins, sensor data, and AI models, COSM understands and is able to share the notion of "adaptive context" between edge devices. It enables the convergence of data, devices (drones/sensors), and platforms into a distributed, trusted, interoperable, privacy-preserving, and secure ecosystem. Under www.ff2020.eu (a Horizon 2020 program), we designed the digital infrastructure for demonstrating law-abiding, autonomous behavior of drones, enabling use cases such as last-mile delivery, security monitoring, predictive maintenance, and more.