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Speaker detail

  • Nicholas Goubert
  • Director Innovation Lab
  • formerly Daimler, Germany

Product leader and team builder, I am a seasoned technology executive and industry expert. I lead product innovation at DaimlerX, the newly created Daimler Innovation Lab. As Chief Product Officer, I draw on my extensive experience in product strategy, big data, analytics and location intelligence to strategically enhance, renew and expand Daimler's product portfolio. Previously VP of Product for HERE's Open Location Platform, I led platform strategy and innovation, delivering map services, dynamic geographical content and location-based services to automotive and IoT partners and customers. With more than two decades of international experience in information systems, technology platforms, location intelligence and geospatial technologies, I have a deep understanding of the capabilities and infrastructure required to design and drive effective product strategies across diverse environments. This puts me in a unique position to bridge the gap between large corporations and startups, where I leverage on open innovation and an agile mindset to deliver winning and sustainable solutions for businesses. As a trusted advisor and mentor, I play an active role in the rapidly evolving tech, data and location industries and serve as a board member of various promising tech startups such as Cellepathy and Parknav. I am also mentoring startups in multiple accelerators, giving me a chance to help out entrepreneurs while keeping my finger on the pulse of the market.