About Tech Tastes Wine: We bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and wine industry experts for smart tech talks and wine tastings.
Speaker: Trevor Callaghan, General Counsel at Google DeepMind, AI
18:30 Introduction to Tech Tastes Wine evening format by Maya Plentz
18:35 Introduction to the wines to be sampled throughout the evening by Michael Wagstaff, CEO of Greyfriars
DeepMind, founded in the UK in 2010, created the first computer program to ever beat a professional at the game of Go (AlphaGo), created a DeepRL system to play Atari games at beyond human level performance (DQN), and is engaged in various research projects with the NHS to apply machine learning to radiotherapy planning for head and neck cancers and identification of conditions like age related macular degeneration in optical coherence tomography scans.
19:20 Speaker: Dan Möller is one of the founders of VINAYA, a company creating wearable technology products that enhance well-being. Known for their first product ALTRUIS, a line of designer wearables promoting digital balance, as well as their next generation product, ZENTA, an emotion tracking wearabl for both body and mind. Originally from Sweden, Dan holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and has a background in operations and product development in the fashion and consumer goods industry.
19:30 Short break to change places/tables
19:45 Speaker: Michael Wagstaff, CEO and founder of Greyfriars Winery
— Gabriel Gambetta
@gabrielgambetta 4 May 2016
Tech Taste events are wine tastings and tech talks for entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals directly involved in the global startup ecosystem.
Tech Taste organisers choose wineries and importers of fine wines that have an interesting story to tell, so participants learn about wine production methods and wine history as much as varietals. We see wine in a broader context: it is culture, history, geography. We go beyond organoleptic appreciation. We learn about wines and meet influential professionals, investors, and founders from the food, fashion, and wine industries.