THE FIRST DEFENCE HACKATHON IN LITHUANIA
The first defence hackathon in Lithuania will take place on April 12-14th at the Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Rukla. While military environment is going to be challenging to some on it’s own, the real challenge lies in the time dedicated for the event – new ideas and prototypes will be brought to life during ONE weekend!
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His research covers such topics as application of Artificial Intelligence and Language Technologies, large scientific infrastructures.4
Peter Experienced innovation project facilitator, including innovation streams with Danish Ministry of Defence and suppliers to US navy and airforce. Peter has excellent domain knowledge and deep insights in the latest technological trends in defence.
Arunas has more than ten years systems architect experience and combines it with a passion for technology, especially artificial intelligence. He is the creative mind behind many innovation ideas for Elsis PRO defence and aerospace clients.
Areas of expertise: startup ecosystem building, seed funding, software product engineering, mobile technologies, future tech, in-depth telco knowledge – from customer care portals to radio access networks, relationship building, and happiness-centered business communityleadership. I have four guiding principles at my work:
1.Persistently do something new, innovative, something only a few people in the world have done.
2.Make meaningful work, knowing there actually is someone in the world who needs it.
3.Do my work as professional as possible.
4.And while doing it all, have fun!”
Mindaugas has experience of over ten years in product development and innovation. He graduated from Aalto University (Finland) with a doctoral degree in chemical technology. Since then he had several positions starting as a consultant for paper and board industries (The Netherlands). Later he worked in a research project in cooperation with LOREAL, Schneider Electronics, PSA and Arkema in France, where goal of the project was to develop novel bio-based materials. Then continued as product engineer in automotive industry where he worked on a hydrogen fuel system for vehicles. At the moment he‘s leading National Innovation and Entrepreneurship center at Kaunas University of Technology, where he‘s responsible for effective business-science collaboration, early stage business accelerator as well as effective knowledge transfer.mentormentortorsc-
Analyst of social networks security, cyber attacks, psychology and practical implementations of “digforevidence” – digital forensics evidence, and new gamification methods of learning to security awareness, building a culture of security, or managing insider threats.
Research Topics of Interest: Electronic device efficiency and reliability, design of interactive electronic systems.
Experience in small arms ammunition design, testing and performance, computational ballistics and mechanics. Product development and product engineering management.
Lithuanian national science award in the field of applied technologies (2004), active participation in development of first Lithuanian satellite LITSAT1, head of the R&D project of covert radio communication technology and radio station prototype (2017…2018). Field of experience: measurements, measuring systems, sensors, signal processing, software defined radio (SDR).
He is awarded Master degree of Social Sciences. In 2009 he participated in foundation of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Center for information Tasks and in 2016 established Information Space Monitoring & Analysis Center at Lithuanian Armed Forces Strategic Communication Department. He also participated from 2015 to 2016 as Junior researcher (open source analysis tools testing/adaptation for a concept evaluation & concept co-creator) in the National strategic research project “Automated analysis of the economic and political state of CIS and Eastern Partnership countries based on open access sources“. Currently he is acting as Head of Analysis division at Armed Forces STRATCOM Department
I have been running a series of simulation system integration projects in to the Lithuanian Armed training. I am interested in new technologies, I am a member of various NATO Simulation working groups, actively participating in the community of simulation systems. Also, one of my responsibilities is ensuring safety in training areas, shooting ranges certification and improvement of training areas management.
Accountable Manager at 5 organisations approved by the Civil Aviation Administration, also coordinating the Aeronautical Research Centre, Leading military training and innovation related processes.
Justinas has a background in cybersecurity and IT development with a strong interest in military and dual-use technology.
Expert of military applicable software solutions, hardware devices, application of Joint fires, experienced in utilization and application of coalition C4I systems
LitBAN fosters business angel activity through communication, events, networking, syndication of deals both locally and across Nordics by uniting wealthy individuals, successful entrepreneurs, and executives that are curious about angel investing activity
Paulius, who has brought one of the largest Dutch IT companies Centric to Lithuania, is currently leading a team of a few dozen talented IT professionals working in Cloud Engineering, DevOps Engineering, and Data Science
The entire period of my work at the Ministry of Defense is related to military equipment and technology. Currently, I run two key projects, I also lecture at the Military Academy on the evolution of military technologies including future fight systems.
Artūras Bulota is a marketing and communications specialist and has over 10 years of experience in design and creative management. Artūras runs the largest creative agency in Kaunas.
Simonas Aleksandravičius specializes in business consulting area for more than 14 years. Starting as a tax consultant, later on, as a business development manager and currently is taking Defence industry development manager position at Enterprise Lithuania. Simonas was the key person in organizing first event in the Baltic countries dedicated exceptionally for military technologies “Baltic Miltech Summit, 2018”.
“Donara Barojan is an Assistant Director for Research and Development at the DFRLab. She is based at the NATO StratCom Center of Excellence in Riga, Latvia. At the DFRLab, Donara analyses online disinformation campaigns in the US and Europe with a special focus on disinformation targeting elections. Ms Barojan also leads DFR Lab’s efforts to develop tech tools to monitor and counter disinformation online.
Her research was featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Reuters, the Economist, The Hill, ProPublica and Business Insider. Donara is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science.”
Currently leading talented global engineering team that develops, runs and innovates on one of the most popular mobile payments platforms in the Nordics – MobilePay.
Martynas has extensive experience with digitalisation solutions and driving transformational changes that include new technologies adoption to financial services. Strongly passionate about new arising technologies, automation and robotics and how those hard trends will impact the future we all live in.
The biggest enemy of humankind is evading experience – “if I cannot do it perfectly, I will not do it at all”. In reality – we learn by DOING, making mistakes, learning from out experience and doing it better next time. In order to grow, we have to DO – DO things, that we are afraid of and things we avoid.
“Follow that who is expert”
In Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion, which is located in Rukla (Jonava district). You can find coordinates of location on the map
You can drive by your own car (at the place is parking lot, but the parking places number is limited, you should registered your car identification number in the registration form).
No, it’s not obligatory. At the event you will have a chance to join teams, which already have ideas.
You have to have a laptop or PC and the equipment you will need to implement your idea. We recommend you to bring a sports outfit.
Taking in mind, that hackathon will last for one weekend you have to have sleeping bags and all the necessary stuff for sleeping and for longer stay.
Yes, you have to stay for all hackathon days at the battalion. About joining hackathon later than the first day you have to inform organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org) not later than the registration form will be closed.
Catering will be provided during the event. Breakfast, lunch and the dinner will be provided by organizers. Some snacks will be available too.
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Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Rukla
55.0524° N, 24.3786° E