Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky

Master in Business and Engineering


Main focus: Moderation / Eventorganisation

Twitter handle: @capscovil

Websites/blogs: https://www.capscovil.com , https://chillipicks.com , https://www.diversity-natives.com

Languages: German, English

City: Munich

Country: Germany

Topics: startups, mobility, innovation, technology, business development management, diversity in technology, diversity and inclusion, sustainability

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

- Event moderation / Master of Ceremony
- Moderation of panel disucssions, stage interviews und fireside chats
- Event organisation
- Workshops
- Talks and key note presentations

Bio:

Britta Muzyk - Tikovsky is a strategic business development professional with +25 years of experience in the technology sector after aquiring a Master of Business and Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany.

She is founder and managing director of Capscovil Innovation Agency where she develops business strategies, concepts, and content to help clients in driving innovation, sustainability, and diversity and in bridging the gap between startups and the corporate world. Britta is also passionate about supporting people to thrive on using their diverse personal skills and character traits, and about building teams with the right competency mix.

As editor-in-chief of Chillipicks – a knowledge platform and regular newsletter – she regularly curates and writes about unusual innovation, emerging trends and bleeding-edge research from around the world related to sustainability, diversity and ethics in technology.

Britta has lead panel discussions with C-level executives of international corporates and startups on the stages of some of the worldwide largest conferences, interviewed experts and influential advocates as well as performed speeches, key notes and workshops on innovation, diversity, and storytelling.

Before founding Capscovil, Britta was responsible for new business creation at corporates including Intel, Teradyne and W.L. Gore. By establishing new markets and clients as well as increasing business with existing customers she was instrumental in driving double-digit growth in strategic sales.

People who work with her describe her as a dynamic person with a strategic vision and positive attitude looking for solutions that support everyone’s needs; someone who empowers others and tells their compelling stories by putting them front and center; a person whose lateral thinking enables others to follow successful avenues off the beaten track.

Britta is also founder of Diversity Natives, an initiative that empowers women and members of minority groups in technology. She serves at selected startups as advisory board member for innovation and strategic marketing.

With her alter ego, she ventures into the world where technology and realistic fiction meet. Britta is co-author of electric vehicle spy novel “Project Black Hungarian”, author of diversity novel “GAME-Faint Signals” and has written several short stories. She has also written a range of feature articles on innovative technology.

Speaker and interview partner profile
People in management or C-level positions with technical or business backgrounds who worked for companies such as The New York Times, Airbus, Google, Rimac Automobili, Forbes, Siemens, Sixt, Lenovo, Accenture, Capgemini, New York Stock Exchange, NATO, Travelperk, Brex, TUM Hyperloop and Zalando among others, and Venture Capital firms, governments, or startups.

Stage experience
Web Summit (2017-2021), Collision (2019-2020), DSSITSEC Riga (2017-2019), Diversity Natives Speaker’s Nights 2019, Blockchain & AI Expo (2018-2019), Digital Era 2018, Landing Festival 2018, Startupcon (2017-2018), PriceCon (2017), TECHXLR8 (2017)

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

AI X Sciences Jena - Event organized by Ellis Unit Jena in cooperation with Carl Zeiss Foundation

Moderation of 1-day event on AI in science and research

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2023: AuthorGPT - Writing the world's next bestseller
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Moderated panel discussion on Book stage during Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon.

Can - and should - we use AI tools like ChatGPT to create inspiring content?

Eamon Carey (General Partner at Tera Ventures) and Kenneth Cukier (Deputy Executive Director at The Economist) in conversation with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (CEO at Capscovil Innovation Agency)

"Storytelling is an ancient art to share social and cultural activities - for entertainment, education, cultural preservation and for instilling moral values."

- How do the panelists envision a future where AI serves as a muse or collaborator for creatives
- What characters, worlds or new genres could AI generate
- Is AI a sparing partner for creatives and can we really save time in the process
- What are the ethical implications of using AI in the creative process
- Is copyright outdated and if so, what about all the hard work that authors put into their work
- If we use AI how can we compensate everyone that contributed to the work fairly
- Can AI ever substitute the empathy inherent in humans
- AI allows for creating new content fast, but how much more content do we need and what's the impact on society and human interaction

The most important question authors need to ask themselves is: "what do you want your legacy to be"

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2023: Traveling green in a high-energy era
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Panel discussion on Machine stage during Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon.

Daniel Krauss (Co-founder & Chief Organizational Plumber at FLIX SE) in conversation with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (CEO at Capscovil Innovation Agency)

- what's necessary to create a more sustainable transportation infrastructure
- what role do alternative energy sources like hydrogen, electricity or bio-fuels play in mass and public transportation
- how can economic viability for green travel be accomplished
- do we need governments to support with policy making and regulation
- how to influence consumer behavior and encourage them to opt for green traveling
- global collaboration to advance green traveling

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2023: Building your SaaS product from the ground up
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Panel discussion on SaaS Monster stage during Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon.

Sinead Gillet (CMO at iCabbi), Russ Whitman (CEO at Nodesource) and Liudas Kanapienis (Co-founder & CEO at Ondato) in conversation with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (CEO at Capscovil Innovation Agency).

Digital transformation is responsible for a growing demand for cloud-based software as a service. Panelists share insights into
- how to find your niche in software product development
- what's important when building a product
- how to choose architecture and tools
- the role of user interface developments and customer feedback
- the importance of security - especially related to KYC (know your customer) and AML (anti-money laundering).

This talk is in: English
ZEISS: Sustainability Impulse Day

Internal ZEISS Sustainability Impulse Day held on Oct 26th, 2023.
Content creation, event moderation, moderation of panel discussion, speaker interview on stage

This talk is in: English
German-French Academy: Here.We.Go - The Future Industry Forum

Event moderation of Here.W.Go - The Future Industry Forum including moderation of panel discussion on "The Road To Industry 5.0 - Realtiy and Challenges" held in Munich on Oct 17th, 2023.

Deutsche Bank BTC - Diversity Natives Speakers Night: The power of Women in Tech networks and allyship

Diversity Natives Speakers Night at the Berlin Technology Centre of Deutsche Bank in Berlin on Sept 6, 2023.
Speaker acquisition, content development, event and panel moderation.

This talk is in: English
VC Event: PITSTOP@Energy Ventures - Ammersee Cruise by BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures

Master of Ceremony and moderation of a truly extraordinary event on July 6, 2023:
Investors, sustainability-focused startups, stakeholders and influential members of the eco-system gathered on the MS AUGSBURG - a ship that cruised lake Ammersee in Bavaria during the event.
Speakers included the management team of BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures, representatives from law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, executive talent search firm Hyperion Executive Search, the largest VC magazine in the DACH region Venture Capital Magazin and startups Pionierkraft and Spark e-Fuels.

This talk is in: English
Leibniz Rechenzentrum: Ethical aspects of combining technology and testimony

Event Moderation
Event on how personal memories make history come alive and the ethical aspects of combining technology and testimony. Organized by the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) in Garching near Munich on May 9th, 2023.

Dr. Agnes Kaposi was a guest at the LRZ. Born in Hungary in 1932, the engineer survived the Holocaust and is a Fellow of the UK's prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering. She recently wrote her memoirs and also answered questions about her extraordinary life for a digital testimony.

Together with Ms. Kaposi, computer scientist Prof. Johanna Pirker and the director of the Landeszentrale für Politische Bildungsarbeit Rupert Grübl, we discussed the ethical aspects of digital testimonies, tracing the interactions between humans and machines, but also the limits of technology.

This talk is in: English
Tech 4 Good - Kick-off event

Evening event with speakers from Zeiss Group, Baywa r.e. Energy Ventures and CGI to discuss the strategic roles of CSR / corporate communication, design and venture capital investments in order to drive more sustainable solutions.

Speaker acquisition and moderation.

This talk is in: English
Diversity Natives Speakers Night #4

Evening event with speakers from Adobe, Thoughtworks, TÜV SÜD, Statefree.world and CGI on how to increase diversity and move from unconscious bias to conscious inclusion . The event took place on Nov 19, 2019 at CGI's head office in Munich.

Organization, speaker acquisition and moderation.
The event report is also available in German.

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2022 AutoTech: Sustainable Mobility
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Panel discussion on the Auto/Tech stage during Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon:
Monika Mikac (CEO, NAD Capital) and Joan Orus (CEO, QEV Technologies) in discussion with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (CEO, Capscovil Innovation Agency) on what is needed to drive sustainable mobility across personal and public transportation, what learnings from electric racing and luxury vehicles can be transposed into road EVs and what startups the industry needs to propel clean mobility into the future.

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2022 Future Societies: Statelessness
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Super Fireside Chat on the Future Societies stage during Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon.
Impact speaker Christiana Bukalo (Co-Founder of Statefree) and Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (CEO, Capscovil) discuss the obstacles around 15 million of stateless people from around the world encounter and how Statefree.org aims to support communities, raise awareness and influence policy making for more equality.

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2022 - Startup University: 5 key areas of company culture while hyperscaling
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Panel discussion on the Startup University Stage during Web Summit 2022 in Lisbon:
Sam Shank (CEO, Hotel Tonight) and Rodolphe Ardant (Co-founder & CEO, Spendesk) in conversation with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (CEO, Capscovil Innovation Agency) on the importance of 5 key areas of company culture and what needs to be considered for startups with hyper-growth phases especially.

This talk is in: English
Biotopia Sinne Festival 2022

MoC / Bühnenmoderation des 2. Festivaltags

This talk is in: English
Collision Conference 2022 Startup University: Become that diamond in the rough
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Panel discussion on the Startuup University stage at Collision Conference in Toronto, June 23, 2022
Marissa Wilson Gibbons, Co-Founder & CEO Newco, Rupa Athreya, Chief Accelerator Investment Officer Techstarts, and Charley Moore, Founder & CEO Rocket Lawyer in conversation with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky, CEO Capscovil Innovation Agency and Editor-in-Chief of Chillipicks.

This talk is in: English
Collision Conference 2022: Diversity in Data
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Super Fireside Chat at Collision Conference in Toronto on the FullSTK stage on Jun 22, 2022:
Radhika Krishnan, Chief Product Officer at Hitachi Vantara, in conversation with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky, CEO Capscovil and Editor-in-Chief of Chillipicks on the importance of diversity in data.

This talk is in: English
Websummit 2021 Startup University: Next In Tech For Society Panel
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Panel discussion on the Startup University stage during Web Summit 2021

Technology has been seamlessly integrating into our lives for years. In this session, Gabriel Braga, Co-founder and CEO of QuintoAndar, and Nico Gramenz, CEO of Factory Berlin, discuss with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky, CEO of Capscovil and editor-in-chief of Chillipicks, what the most pivotal changes they see coming – the ones that will lead to the betterment of our societies.

This talk is in: English
Websummit 2021 Auto Tech: The Race For Electric Mobility Panel
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Panel discussion on the Auto/Tech stage during Web Summit 2021:
Christine GZ , professional rally and off-road driver currently racing in EXTREME E, and Javier Alonso, QEV Technologies’ Director of Motorsport Division, discuss with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky, CEO of Capscovil, how international 100% electric racing championships have an impact on sustainability, and equality, in mobility and lead to developing cutting edge technology for the road.

This talk is in: English
Websummit 2021 Startup University: Europe Dominate Next Decade In Tech Panel
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Panel discussion on the Startup University stage during Web Summit 2021

Europe is home to about 1/10th of the world’s unicorns, but US and Chinese tech companies are still way ahead in terms of how much funding is raised. However, Europe has ample opportunity to propel – and take leadership in – the global tech ecosystem over the next decade, for a multitude of reasons. Kat Borlongan, founding member of Scale-Up Europe, and António Dias Martins, CEO of Startup Portugal, discuss with Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky, CEO of Capscovil and editor-in-chief of Chillipicks, what it will take for Europe to reach its full potential.

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2019: Anticipating trends in customer experience

Panel discussion with John Gordon (Lenovo, President, Commercial IoT Group) and Nico Gabriel (Sixt, President SixtX) at Corporate Innovation Summit stage

This talk is in: English
Brilliant Journalism

Interview with Ann Curry - a multi-award-winning journalist and photojournalist, former NBC News Network anchor, international correspondent, and trusted interviewer of chiefs of state and some of the world’s most influential advocates of civil and human rights, including the Dalai Lama, Maya Angelou and Arch Bischop Desmond Tutu, or Hollywood-Icons Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

The interview is also available in German.

This talk is in: English
Salon Luitpold: Talente für Deutschland
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Paneldiskussion mit MdB Thomas Sattelberger (FDP), Elvire Meier-Comte (Airbus Group), Jan C. Cron (Russell Reynolds Associates), Britta Muzyk-Tikovsky (CAPSCOVIL-Empowering Innovation), moderiert von Alexandra Borchardt (Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, Lehrauftrag „Leadership and Strategy in the 21st Century” TU München, aktuelles Buch: Mensch 4.0 – Frei bleiben in einer digitalen Welt) im Salon Luitpold, München in 2019

This talk is in: German
Innovation in Mobility
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Key note on unique innovation, emerging trends and bleeding-edge research related to mobility at Web Summit 2021 Auto Tech stage

This talk is in: English
How to eco-feed the world

Panel discussion with Antoin Hubert (CEO Ynsect) and Vandana Tilak (Director and President for the Akshaya Patra Foundation USA) at Web Summit 2019 Planet Tech stage

This talk is in: English
Diversity Natives Speakers Night #3

Evening event with speakers from Airbus, Fujitsu, Dyce Productions, Join and CGI on how to break the glass ceiling and increase diversity and inclusion on higher management levels. The event took place on Nov 19, 2019 at CGI's head office in Munich.

Organization, speaker acquisition and moderation.
The event report is also available in German.

This talk is in: English
Web Summit 2019: Building and funding your first idea

Panel discussion with Francesca “Check” Warner (Diversity VC) and Nic Brisbourne (Forward Partners) at Web Summit 2019 Venture stage

This talk is in: English
Diversity Natives Speakers Night #2

Evening event with speakers from Venture Capital firms Projekt A, Vito 1, Baywa r.e. Energy Ventures and UVC Partners on how to increase diversity and inclusion in the VC and startup space. The event took place on Jun 25, 2019 at Google's head office in Munich.

Organization, speaker acquisition and moderation.
The event report is also available in German.

This talk is in: English
Collision Conference 2019: Changing the tires at 100mph

Moderation
Panel discussion with Betty Liu - Executive Vice Chairman, NYSE, Salah Zalatimo, Forbes - Chief Digital Officer, Jay Schneider - SVP, Digital, Royal Carribean Cruises Ltd., Tim Smith, Box - Vice President, Customer Success Services, Box. at Collision Conference in Toronto, Canada, 2019.

This talk is in: English
Diversity Natives Speakers Night #1

Evening event with speakers from Google, Airbus, UnternehmerTUM, Technical University of TUM and TEDxTUM on how to increase diversity and inclusion across corporations and in STEM studies. The event took place on Mar 20, 2019 at Google's head office in Munich.

Organization, speaker acquisition and moderation.
The event report is also available in German.

This talk is in: English
Interview NYT Brand Studio

Interview with Graham McDonnell, at the time when he was International Creative Director of The New York Times, that has been incorporated into a short story.
The short stoy in which the interview was integrated has also been created in German.

This talk is in: German
Privacy by Design
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Panel discussion with Anett Mádi-Nátor (Cyber Services plc), Silvan Jongerius (CEO, TechGDPR), Tobias Stepan (Managing Director, Teamwire) and Artjoms Krūmiņš (Also) at Digital Era 2018 in Riga.

This talk is in: English
Keynote on innovation in mobility
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Opening remarks on Auto Tech stage, Web Summit 2018

This talk is in: English
Scaling in Europe
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Panel discussion with Avi Meir (CEO, Travelperk), Peter Bance (CEO, Origami Energy's) and Nakul Sharma (CEO, Hostmaker) at Web Summit 2018 Growth stage

This talk is in: English
Economics in Cybersecurity
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Panel discussion with Fabio Palozza, EMEA pre sales director, Radware
Georg Nikolajevski, Trust Services Sales Manager, SK ID Solutions/ Estonian ICT Cluster and Tudor Florescu, Sales Engineer, Bitdefender at DSS IT SEC 2018, Riga

This talk is in: English
Startup versus Corporate

Panel discussion with Manjuri Sinah (Teamleader Technology Talent Acquisition, Zalando), Julie Ng (Enterprise Architect, Allianz) and Hung Lee (CEO Workshape) at Landing Festival 2018, Berlin

This talk is in: English