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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

Anett Hötzel

Head of Digitalization
Felix Schoeller Group
Germany

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Anett Hötzel

Head of Digitalization
Felix Schoeller Group
Germany

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

How to Turn our Cruise Ships into a Dynamic Fleet

Marc Stoffel

CEO
Haufe-umantis
Switzerland

This session is in English

10:00

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

10:30

Tarunjot Singh

Inhouse Consultant
Merck
Germany

Master Modern Work – Digital Transformation in the Modern Enterprise

This session is in English
Günter Sandmann

Regional Manager Central Europe & Nordics
Workfront
Germany

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

12:00

Round-Table Discussions

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

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch - Rodrigo García, Head of UX & Communications, Clarín

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch - Arturo Umaña, Head of Business / IT Enablement, UNIQA Insurance Group

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch - Anett Hötzel, Head of Digitalization, Felix Schoeller Group

How to Turn our Cruise Ships into a Dynamic Fleet - Marc Stoffel, CEO, Haufe-umantis

Innovation Isn't Just a Buzzword! - Naveed Tariq, Head of Innovation and Business Transformation, innogy Innovation Hub - RWE Group

Master Modern Work – Digital Transformation in the Modern Enterprise - Tarunjot Singh, Inhouse Consultant, Merck and Günter Sandmann, Regional Manager Central Europe & Nordics, Workfront

Spinning off a Cosmetics Company out of a Machine Equipment Manufacturer - Philipp Groß, Co-Founder and Head of Marketing & Sales, IONIQ

Round-Table Discussions

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

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch - Rodrigo García, Head of UX & Communications, Clarín

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch - Arturo Umaña, Head of Business / IT Enablement, UNIQA Insurance Group

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch - Anett Hötzel, Head of Digitalization, Felix Schoeller Group

How to Turn our Cruise Ships into a Dynamic Fleet - Marc Stoffel, CEO, Haufe-umantis

Innovation Isn't Just a Buzzword! - Naveed Tariq, Head of Innovation and Business Transformation, innogy Innovation Hub - RWE Group

Master Modern Work – Digital Transformation in the Modern Enterprise - Tarunjot Singh, Inhouse Consultant, Merck and Günter Sandmann, Regional Manager Central Europe & Nordics, Workfront

Spinning off a Cosmetics Company out of a Machine Equipment Manufacturer - Philipp Groß, Co-Founder and Head of Marketing & Sales, IONIQ

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

This session is in English

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

Jason Taylor

Strategic Innovation Manager
Swiss Re
Switzerland

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 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 Majarek

Director Infrastructure Management & Service Delivery
TUI Group
Austria

This session is in English

14:45

More Innovation Through Startup Methods - How can a Global Company keep up?

Michael Aechtler

Head of Innovation Services
Drees & Sommer
Germany

This session is in English

More Innovation Through Startup Methods - How can a Global Company keep up?

Michael Aechtler

Head of Innovation Services
Drees & Sommer
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

Please Visit the Parallel Sessions

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

Drive Business Innovation with a Strategic Application Development Platform

Christoph Garms

Managing Director
Neptune Software
Germany

Helder Goncalves

Global PreSales Director
Neptune Software AS
Norway

This session is in English

Christoph Garms

Managing Director
Neptune Software
Germany

Drive Business Innovation with a Strategic Application Development Platform

This session is in English

Helder Goncalves

Global PreSales Director
Neptune Software AS
Norway

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

15:45

Coffee Break with Networking

16:15

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

Please Visit the Parallel Sessions

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

16:45

Round-Table Discussions

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

A Humble View: Successful Grass-Roots Innovation within Large Corporates - Jason Taylor, Strategic Innovation Manager, Swiss Re

More Innovation Through Startup Methods - How can a Global Company keep up? - Michael Aechtler, Head of Innovation Services, Drees & Sommer

Buzzword Innovation – How to do it Right in the Corporate World - Sigrid Stinnes, Innovation Lead, Accenture

Corporate Innovation as a Service Initiative - Konstantin Heckmann, Strategic Innovation Manager & Chief Architect IdeaSpace, Airbus Operations

Round-Table Discussions

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

A Humble View: Successful Grass-Roots Innovation within Large Corporates - Jason Taylor, Strategic Innovation Manager, Swiss Re

More Innovation Through Startup Methods - How can a Global Company keep up? - Michael Aechtler, Head of Innovation Services, Drees & Sommer

Buzzword Innovation – How to do it Right in the Corporate World - Sigrid Stinnes, Innovation Lead, Accenture

Corporate Innovation as a Service Initiative - Konstantin Heckmann, Strategic Innovation Manager & Chief Architect IdeaSpace, Airbus Operations

Round-Table Discussions

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

How to Implement a Framework for Digital Transformation Focussing on Customer Needs - Erwan Gaultier, Digital Channels & Customer Experience Senior Vice President, Orange

Internal Digitization – How to Eat an Elephant - Anett Hötzel, Head of Digitalization, Felix Schoeller Group

Drive Business Innovation with a Strategic Application Development Platform - Helder Goncalves, Global PreSales Director, Neptune Software AS and Christoph Garms, Managing Director, Neptune Software

Round-Table Discussions

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

How to Implement a Framework for Digital Transformation Focussing on Customer Needs - Erwan Gaultier, Digital Channels & Customer Experience Senior Vice President, Orange

Internal Digitization – How to Eat an Elephant - Anett Hötzel, Head of Digitalization, Felix Schoeller Group

Drive Business Innovation with a Strategic Application Development Platform - Helder Goncalves, Global PreSales Director, Neptune Software AS and Christoph Garms, Managing Director, Neptune Software

Round-Table Discussions

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

From IT Silos to End-To-End Cross-functional Teams – An Agile Journey - Alexander Majarek, Director Infrastructure Management & Service Delivery, TUI Group

Differences between Data Privacy Regulations in US and EU - Olya Ryabinina, Senior Director of Internal Digital Innovation, Kellen Company

Successful Enterprise Architecture – How to Perform an Analysis of Business Structure and Processes - Arturo Umaña, Head of Business / IT Enablement, UNIQA Insurance Group

Round-Table Discussions

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

From IT Silos to End-To-End Cross-functional Teams – An Agile Journey - Alexander Majarek, Director Infrastructure Management & Service Delivery, TUI Group

Differences between Data Privacy Regulations in US and EU - Olya Ryabinina, Senior Director of Internal Digital Innovation, Kellen Company

Successful Enterprise Architecture – How to Perform an Analysis of Business Structure and Processes - Arturo Umaña, Head of Business / IT Enablement, UNIQA Insurance Group

17:30

Digital Innovations as Global Business Development

Helmut Rieger

Global Business Development Manager Digital Innovation
Grohe
Germany

This session is in English

18:00

Kristof Dujardin

CIO
Attentia
Belgium

Sprint to the Cloud & Beyond - How to Empower Employees

This session is in English
Evert D'Hondt

Business Productivity Evangelist
Synergics
Belgium

18:30

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

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

Michael Picard

Head of IT Strategy, Digitalization & IT Architecture
Thyssenkrupp
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

How to Transform Products into Digital Services?

Bernhard Famler

Innovation & Portfolio Manager
A1 Digital
Austria

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

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

Rodrigo García

Head of UX & Communications
Clarín
Argentina

This session is in English

11:15

Coffee Break with Networking

11:45

Innovation Partnerships: The Secret Sauce Revealed

Steve Stein

Innovation & Digital Strategy
ETECTURE
Germany

Antonio Marsano

Head of IT & Digitalization
MOSOLF Logistics & Services
Germany

This session is in English

Steve Stein

Innovation & Digital Strategy
ETECTURE
Germany

Innovation Partnerships: The Secret Sauce Revealed

This session is in English

Antonio Marsano

Head of IT & Digitalization
MOSOLF Logistics & Services
Germany

Speed up your Digital Transformation with OutSystems

Remco Dekkinga

Director
LINKIT
The Netherlands

Ruben Bonito

CEO
LINKITSYSTEMS
Germany

This session is in English

Remco Dekkinga

Director
LINKIT
The Netherlands

Speed up your Digital Transformation with OutSystems

This session is in English

Ruben Bonito

CEO
LINKITSYSTEMS
Germany

Please Visit the Parallel Sessions

12:15

Round-Table Discussions

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

How to Transform Products into Digital Services? - Bernhard Famler, Innovation & Portfolio Manager, A1 Digital

Digital Transformation of a Multinational Corporation - Markus Fendrich, Partner, Ludic Group

Innovation Partnerships: The Secret Sauce Revealed - Antonio Marsano, Head of IT & Digitalization, MOSOLF Logistics & Services and Steve Stein, Innovation & Digital Strategy, ETECTURE

Round-Table Discussions

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

How to Transform Products into Digital Services? - Bernhard Famler, Innovation & Portfolio Manager, A1 Digital

Digital Transformation of a Multinational Corporation - Markus Fendrich, Partner, Ludic Group

Innovation Partnerships: The Secret Sauce Revealed - Antonio Marsano, Head of IT & Digitalization, MOSOLF Logistics & Services and Steve Stein, Innovation & Digital Strategy, ETECTURE

Round-Table Discussions

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

IT Enabled by Digitalization Becoming an Enabler of Digital Transformation - Michael Picard, Head of IT Strategy, Digitalization & IT Architecture, Thyssenkrupp

Speed up your Digital Transformation with OutSystems - Remco Dekkinga, Director, LINKIT and Ruben Bonito, CEO, LINKITSYSTEMS

Round-Table Discussions

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

IT Enabled by Digitalization Becoming an Enabler of Digital Transformation - Michael Picard, Head of IT Strategy, Digitalization & IT Architecture, Thyssenkrupp

Speed up your Digital Transformation with OutSystems - Remco Dekkinga, Director, LINKIT and Ruben Bonito, CEO, LINKITSYSTEMS

Round-Table Discussions

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

Newspapers and the Digital Transformation: Innovate, or Else... - Rodrigo García, Head of UX & Communications, Clarín

Round-Table Discussions

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

Newspapers and the Digital Transformation: Innovate, or Else... - Rodrigo García, Head of UX & Communications, Clarín

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

Fostering Innovation and Intrapreneursip

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 Make Cooperation Mechanisms Work - Ilka Heidschwager, Director New Business Fields, Siemens

Fostering Innovation and Intrapreneursip - Markus Lehleiter, Senior Manager Business Development/ Innovation Management, Union Investment

Round-Table Discussions

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

How to Make Cooperation Mechanisms Work - Ilka Heidschwager, Director New Business Fields, Siemens

Fostering Innovation and Intrapreneursip - Markus Lehleiter, Senior Manager Business Development/ Innovation Management, Union Investment

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16:15

End of the Conference with Networking

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At the main station, choose the underground line U4 to "Bockenheimer Warte" and change at the last stop "Bockenheimer Warte" into the U6 to Heerstraße or into the U7 to Hausen. The third station is "Industriehof". From there, cross the street and subway tracks to follow the Königsberger Straße until the second road where you take a left. The hotel is located on the left side.

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The lines S8 and S9 run from the airport to the main train station. At the main station, choose the underground line U4 to "Bockenheimer Warte" and change at the last stop "Bockenheimer Warte" into the U6 to Heerstraße or into the U7 to Hausen. The third station is "Industriehof". From there, cross the street and subway tracks to follow the Königsberger Straße until the second road where you take a left. The hotel is located on the left side.

Parking: You can park your car in the hotel's own underground car parking or right in the hotel courtyard for a daily charge of €15,00. If the parking area from the Flemings Conference Hotel is full, we recommend as an alternative the parking area „Brentanobad“, Rödelheimer Parkweg, 60489 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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