The AI Summit


17 November 2023

What to expect at the AI Summit

We are delighted to welcome you to the first edition of the AI Summit!

The goal of the event is to explore the various applications of AI within technology companies by bringing together technology leaders and experts in the field.

Join us for a transformative experience that will redefine the way you utilise AI in your organisation.

Interesting Keynotes

Learn from subject-matter experts as they share their insights and vision for AI's role in tech companies.

Hands-on Workshops

Dive deep into the different applications of AI with hands-on workshops led by AI pioneers.

Tech Showcases

Discover cutting-edge AI technologies and solutions that are revolutionizing the tech industry.

Strong Network

Connect with experts, share ideas, and build valuable relationships with like-minded leaders.

The Agenda

Thursday 16.11.2023
08:00 PM

Welcome Dinner

A dinner gathering at Bloved Restaurante for all AI Summit attendees.

Friday 17.11.2023
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Morning Coffee

The summit will be held at GranViaHub. Join us for a morning coffee before we kick off at 9 am.

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Opening Keynote

Opening remarks and the day’s agenda, delivered by Padraig Coffey, CEO of Zartis.

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM

Zartis AI Committee - Lessons Learned

Head of Innovation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote - Overview of AI Regulatory Landscape

Keynote speaker: Dr Florian Ostmann, Head of AI Governance & Regulatory Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion - AI & Regulatory Considerations


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keynote - Delivering Business value with AI

Keynote speaker: Federico Castanedo, Academic Director and Professor at IE University

Prof. Federico Castanedo has spent the last 20 years focusing on AI, in both academic and commercial capacities. He has set up and lead data science teams across companies such as Vodafone Spain and DataRobot, and has advised many others on the best utilisation of AI. Currently, he is an Academic Director and Professor at IE University, where he oversees the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BA degree and teaches courses on AI, ML, and Data Science.

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion - AI-Driven Operational Efficiency


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Insights & Closing Remarks

Let's reflect on key takeaways, the insights on AI gathered throughout the day, and future directions of AI, as we conclude the summit with closing remarks.

08:00 PM

Networking Dinner

Wrapping up with a nice dinner and drinks at the heart of Madrid.

The Speakers

Federico Castanedo

Federico Castanedo

Academic Director at IE University

Federico Castanedo is an Academic Director and Professor at IE University, where he oversees the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence BA degree and teaches on AI, Data Science, and ML. Federico has a proven track record of delivering data science and AI solutions with business impact and leading high-performing data science teams.

Angel Benito, CTO at Zartis

Angel Benito

CTO at Zartis

Angel Benito is a technology expert with 20 years of experience, and specializes in advising companies, from startups to Fortune 500s, on how to optimize their technology strategy for scale and success through innovation. Today, as the CTO of Zartis, he oversees a distributed team of 250+ engineers.


Piotr litwinski

Piotr Litwinski

Head of Innovation at Zartis

Piotr Litwinski is an experienced Principal Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is currently working as the Tech Head of Innovation at Zartis and oversees the agenda and success of The Zartis AI Committee.

FAQs: AI Summit

The summit will take place at the GranViaHub at Calle Gran Vía, 27, piso 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain.

The summit will begin with the opening keynote by Padraig Coffey at 9:00 AM. Guests are welcome to arrive from 8:45 AM onwards, and enjoy a morning coffee before we start!

The summit guests will stay at Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid. The address is Pl. de España, 18, 28008 Madrid, Spain.

The dinner will take place at Bloved Restaurante, at C.Gran Vía, 9, 28013 Madrid.

Please reach out to Jose Valcárcel, Growth Partner at Zartis ( \+34 654 177 303) or to Evan Sheehan, Growth Partner at Zartis (