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Corporate Innovation
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in Corporate Innovation, Business Transformation, Product Management and Process Management

Key Topics
  • Open & Crowd Innovation
  • Design Thinking & Gamification
  • Startup Ecosystems
  • Intellectual Property
Digital Transformation
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in IT, Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, Engineering and Change Management

Key Topics
  • Digital Strategies
  • New IT Organization & Processes
  • Smart Factory
  • Digital Leadership
Big Data & Analytics
Target Group

Decision Makers and Leaders in Data Management, Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Security

Key Topics
  • Behavioural Insights & eCommerce
  • Data & Revenue Growth
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH

9:00

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Rodrigo García

Head of UX & Communications
Clarín
Argentina

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Rodrigo García

Head of UX & Communications
Clarín
Argentina

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Ron Kersic

Senior Architect, Platform Strategy & Transformation
ING
Netherlands

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Ron Kersic

Senior Architect, Platform Strategy & Transformation
ING
Netherlands

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Arturo Umaña

Head of Business / IT Enablement
UNIQA Insurance Group
Austria

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Arturo Umaña

Head of Business / IT Enablement
UNIQA Insurance Group
Austria

This session is in English

9:15

Innovation Isn't Just a Buzzword!

Naveed Tariq

Head of Innovation and Business Transformation
innogy Innovation Hub - RWE Group
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

How to Turn our Cruise Ships into a Dynamic Fleet

Marc Stoffel

CEO
Haufe-umantis
Switzerland

This session is in English

10:30

Master Modern Work – Digital Transformation in the Modern Enterprise

Günter Sandmann

Regional Manager Central Europe & Nordics + Customer (TBC)
Workfront
Germany

This session is in English

11:00

Coffee Break with Networking

11:30

Spinning off a Cosmetics Company out of a Machine Equipment Manufacturer

Philipp Groß

Co-Founder and Head of Marketing & Sales
IONIQ
Germany

This session is in English

Spinning off a Cosmetics Company out of a Machine Equipment Manufacturer

Philipp Groß

Co-Founder and Head of Marketing & Sales
IONIQ
Germany

This session is in English

Building the Epiphany Machine

Ron Kersic

Senior Architect, Platform Strategy & Transformation
ING
Netherlands

This session is in English

Building the Epiphany Machine

Ron Kersic

Senior Architect, Platform Strategy & Transformation
ING
Netherlands

This session is in English

Details Follow Soon

Jules Malin

Director Data Science & Analytics
GoPro
United States

This session is in English

Details Follow Soon

Jules Malin

Director Data Science & Analytics
GoPro
United States

This session is in English

12:00

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How do you make innovations a key success factor?", led by Naveed Tariq, innogy Innovation Hub - RWE Group
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"How do you become creative and innovative?", led by Philipp Groß, IONIQ

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How do you make innovations a key success factor?", led by Naveed Tariq, innogy Innovation Hub - RWE Group
----
"How do you become creative and innovative?", led by Philipp Groß, IONIQ

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How do you make a traditional company more dynamic in their transformation process?", led by Marc Stoffel, Haufe-umantis
----
"How do you transform into a modern enterprise?", led by Günter Sandmann, Workfront
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"How do you break down the silo mentality?", led by Ron Kersic, ING

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How do you make a traditional company more dynamic in their transformation process?", led by Marc Stoffel, Haufe-umantis
----
"How do you transform into a modern enterprise?", led by Günter Sandmann, Workfront
----
"How do you break down the silo mentality?", led by Ron Kersic, ING

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

12:45

Lunch with Networking

14:15

A Humble View: Successful Grass-Roots Innovation within Large Corporates

Jason Taylor

Strategic Innovation Manager
Swiss Re
Switzerland

Florian Schubert

Primary Insurance Solutions Expert
Swiss Re
Germany

This session is in English

A Humble View: Successful Grass-Roots Innovation within Large Corporates

This session is in English

How to Implement a Framework for Digital Transformation Focussing on Customer Needs

Erwan Gaultier

Digital Channels & Customer Experience Senior Vice President
Orange
France

This session is in English

How to Implement a Framework for Digital Transformation Focussing on Customer Needs

Erwan Gaultier

Digital Channels & Customer Experience Senior Vice President
Orange
France

This session is in English

From IT Silos to End-To-End Cross-functional Teams – An Agile Journey

Alexander (a.k.a Sascha) Majarek

Director Infrastructure Management & Service Delivery
TUI Group
Austria

This session is in English

From IT Silos to End-To-End Cross-functional Teams – An Agile Journey

Alexander (a.k.a Sascha) Majarek

Director Infrastructure Management & Service Delivery
TUI Group
Austria

This session is in English

14:45

Digital Innovations as Global Business Development

Helmut Rieger

Global Business Development Manager Digital Innovations
Grohe
Germany

This session is in English

Digital Innovations as Global Business Development

Helmut Rieger

Global Business Development Manager Digital Innovations
Grohe
Germany

This session is in English

Internal Digitization – How to Eat an Elephant

Anett Hötzel

Head of Digitalization
Felix Schoeller Group
Germany

This session is in English

Internal Digitization – How to Eat an Elephant

Anett Hötzel

Head of Digitalization
Felix Schoeller Group
Germany

This session is in English

Data Silos – Graveyard or Treasure Chest of Analytics

Norman Meyer

Head of Digital Business
Drees & Sommer
Germany

This session is in English

Data Silos – Graveyard or Treasure Chest of Analytics

Norman Meyer

Head of Digital Business
Drees & Sommer
Germany

This session is in English

15:15

Buzzword Innovation – How to do it right in the corporate world

Sigrid Stinnes

Innovation Lead
Accenture
Germany

This session is in English

Buzzword Innovation – How to do it right in the corporate world

Sigrid Stinnes

Innovation Lead
Accenture
Germany

This session is in English

How a Strategic Application Development Platform Future Proofs your IT Systems

Christoph Garms

Managing Director
Neptune Software
Germany

Helder Goncalves

Global PreSales Director
Neptune Software AS
Norway

This session is in English

How a Strategic Application Development Platform Future Proofs your IT Systems

This session is in English

Differences between Data Privacy Regulations in US and EU

Olya Ryabinina

Senior Director of Internal Digital Innovation
Kellen Company
USA

This session is in English

Differences between Data Privacy Regulations in US and EU

Olya Ryabinina

Senior Director of Internal Digital Innovation
Kellen Company
USA

This session is in English

16:00

Coffee Break with Networking

16:30

Corporate Innovation as a Service Initiative

Konstantin Heckmann

Strategic Innovation Manager & Chief Architect IdeaSpace
Airbus Operations
Germany

This session is in English

Corporate Innovation as a Service Initiative

Konstantin Heckmann

Strategic Innovation Manager & Chief Architect IdeaSpace
Airbus Operations
Germany

This session is in English

Transformation of the German Metals Market – The Digital Track of a Traditional 22+billion B2B Industry

Matthias Spanic

Managing Director
scrappel - ALBA Group
Germany

This session is in English

Transformation of the German Metals Market – The Digital Track of a Traditional 22+billion B2B Industry

Matthias Spanic

Managing Director
scrappel - ALBA Group
Germany

This session is in English

Successful Enterprise Architecture – How to Perform an Analysis of Business Structure and Processes

Arturo Umaña

Head of Business / IT Enablement
UNIQA Insurance Group
Austria

This session is in English

Successful Enterprise Architecture – How to Perform an Analysis of Business Structure and Processes

Arturo Umaña

Head of Business / IT Enablement
UNIQA Insurance Group
Austria

This session is in English

17:00

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to develop your global business with digital innovations?", led by Helmut Rieger, Grohe
----
"How to make grass-roots innovation within large corporates?", led by Florian Schubert and Jason Taylor, Swiss RE
----
"How to understand innovations as an internal service for the company?", led by Konstantin Heckmann, Airbus

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to develop your global business with digital innovations?", led by Helmut Rieger, Grohe
----
"How to make grass-roots innovation within large corporates?", led by Florian Schubert and Jason Taylor, Swiss RE
----
"How to understand innovations as an internal service for the company?", led by Konstantin Heckmann, Airbus

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to make digitization happen internally ?", led by Anett Hötzel, Felix Schoeller Group
----
"How to implement a framework for digital transformation focussing on customer needs?", led by Erwan Gaultier, Orange
----
"How to track the digital market by using microservice tools?", led by Matthias Spanic, scrappel ALBA Group

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to make digitization happen internally ?", led by Anett Hötzel, Felix Schoeller Group
----
"How to implement a framework for digital transformation focussing on customer needs?", led by Erwan Gaultier, Orange
----
"How to track the digital market by using microservice tools?", led by Matthias Spanic, scrappel ALBA Group

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to create cross-functional IT?", led by Aleksander Majarek, TUI
----
"How to analyze data silos successfully?", led by Norman Meyer, Drees&Sommer
----
"How to analyze business structure and processes in an effective way?", led by Arturo Umaña, UNIQA

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to create cross-functional IT?", led by Aleksander Majarek, TUI
----
"How to analyze data silos successfully?", led by Norman Meyer, Drees&Sommer
----
"How to analyze business structure and processes in an effective way?", led by Arturo Umaña, UNIQA

17:15

Corporates and the Start-up: The Achilles Heel of the Digital Transformation?

Peter Weichsel

Senior Vice President Digital Technology Management
Deutsche Post DHL
Germany

This session is in English

17:45

Adoption & Change Management: Implementation is Not the End, it's the Beginning

This session is in English

18:30

Summary of the First Day of the Conference and Start-Up Pitch

19:00

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Engage in Exciting Conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH

9:00

Introduction by manetch

9:15

IT enabled by Digitalization Becoming an Enabler of Digital Transformation

Dr. Michael Picard

Head of Strategy, Digitalization, Architecture
ThyssenKrupp
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

How to Transform Products into Digital Services?

Francis Cepero

Director Vertical Market Solutions
A1 Digital
Germany

This session is in English

10:15

Digital Transformation of a Multinational Corporation

Markus Fendrich

Partner
Ludic Group
Switzerland

This session is in English

10:45

Coffee Break with Networking

11:15

Newspapers and the Digital Transformation: Innovate, or Else...

Rodrigo García

Head of UX & Communications
Clarín
Argentina

This session is in English

Newspapers and the Digital Transformation: Innovate, or Else...

Rodrigo García

Head of UX & Communications
Clarín
Argentina

This session is in English

New IT Governance Challenges for the Digital Transformation

Carlos Juiz

Executive Vice-President & Professor
TURISTEC / University of the Balearic Islands
Spain

This session is in English

New IT Governance Challenges for the Digital Transformation

Carlos Juiz

Executive Vice-President & Professor
TURISTEC / University of the Balearic Islands
Spain

This session is in English

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No Speaker Yet

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11:45

Innovation Partnerships: The Secret Sauce Revealed

ETECTURE

Mosolf

Germany

This session is in English

Innovation Partnerships: The Secret Sauce Revealed

This session is in English

Speed up your Digital Transformation with OutSystems

Remco Dekkinga

Director
LINKIT
Netherlands

Ruben Bonito

OutSystems Business Manager
LINKIT
Netherlands

This session is in English

Speed up your Digital Transformation with OutSystems

This session is in English

Please Visit the Parallel Sessions or Give us Your Feedback in the Testimonial Pavilion

This session is in English

12:15

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to innovate a classic product from scratch?", led by Rodrigo Garcia, Clarin
----
"How new IT governance challenges digital transformation?", led by Carlos Juis, UIB

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to innovate a classic product from scratch?", led by Rodrigo Garcia, Clarin
----
"How new IT governance challenges digital transformation?", led by Carlos Juis, UIB

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to enable IT transformation in digital transformation?", led by Michael Picard, ThyssenKrupp
----
"How to transform regular products into digital services?", led by Francis Cepero, A1 Digital
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"How to transform a multinational company?", led by Markus Fendrich, Ludic Group

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to enable IT transformation in digital transformation?", led by Michael Picard, ThyssenKrupp
----
"How to transform regular products into digital services?", led by Francis Cepero, A1 Digital
---
"How to transform a multinational company?", led by Markus Fendrich, Ludic Group

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

13:00

Lunch with Networking

14:30

How to Make Cooperation Mechanisms Work

Ilka Heidschwager

Director New Business Fields
Siemens
Germany

This session is in English

15:00

Innovation: A Process of Teaching and Learning

Markus Lehleiter

Senior Manager Business Development/ Innovation Management
Union Investment
Germany

This session is in English

15:30

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to understand innovations as a process of teaching and learning?", led by Markus Lehleiter, Union Investment
----
"How to create working mechanism of cooperation?", led by Ilka Heidschwager, Siemens

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How to understand innovations as a process of teaching and learning?", led by Markus Lehleiter, Union Investment
----
"How to create working mechanism of cooperation?", led by Ilka Heidschwager, Siemens

Please Give us Your Feedback in the Testimonial Pavilion

This session is in English

16:15

End of the Conference with Networking

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