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Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective on the digital future. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.

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Learning & Engagement
Target Group

All HR & Communications experts, especially in Digital Learning, HR Development, Corporate Culture, Organizational Development, Employee Engagement and Talent Management

Key Topics
  • Social Learning and Collaboration
  • High-Performing People and Organizations
  • Learning Tools and Metrics
Strategy & Change
Target Group

All HR & Communications experts, especially in Change Management, Business Strategy, Digital Leadership, HR Analytics, Innovation Management, Workplace Design and Technology Implementation

Key Topics
  • Virtual Leadership
  • Culture and Workplace Transformation
  • Change Assessment and Implementation

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THURSDAY, JULY 6TH

8:45

Learning & Engagement Stream Chairman

Ben Lancken

Director of Learning & Operational Excellence
TFE Hotels
Germany

This session is in English

Learning & Engagement Stream Chairman

Ben Lancken

Director of Learning & Operational Excellence
TFE Hotels
Germany

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Daniel Glinz

Senior Adviser and Trainer
cinfo
Switzerland

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Daniel Glinz

Senior Adviser and Trainer
cinfo
Switzerland

This session is in English

9:00

The Office of the Future

Alexander Dorn

Director Corporate, Enterprise & Public Sales Personal Systems
Germany & Austria
HP
Germany

This session is in English

10:00

How Can We Improve the Engagement of Learners? Are Microtrainings the Solution?

Arnd Halbach

CEO
Institute of Microtraining
Germany

This session is in English

How Can We Improve the Engagement of Learners? Are Microtrainings the Solution?

Arnd Halbach

CEO
Institute of Microtraining
Germany

This session is in English

Skill Diversity: Going Beyond Only IT Experts in the IT Department

Kathrin Kronberg

Head of Business Relationship Management for Finance, HR, Administration, Information Management
BMW Group
Germany

This session is in English

Skill Diversity: Going Beyond Only IT Experts in the IT Department

Kathrin Kronberg

Head of Business Relationship Management for Finance, HR, Administration, Information Management
BMW Group
Germany

This session is in English

10:45

"Pulse": How to Leverage Employee Feedback to Make it Easier for Everyone to do a Great Job

Nils Reisen

Product Manager
Creaholic
Switzerland

Stephan Engl

Head of Human Centered Design Mass Market
Swisscom
Switzerland

This session is in English

"Pulse": How to Leverage Employee Feedback to Make it Easier for Everyone to do a Great Job

This session is in English

Mehr Produktivität und Mitarbeiterengagement für die Herausforderungen von morgen

Christiane Bachner

Senior Sales Executive
Kronos
Germany

This session is in German

Mehr Produktivität und Mitarbeiterengagement für die Herausforderungen von morgen

Christiane Bachner

Senior Sales Executive
Kronos
Germany

This session is in German

11:30

Coffee Break with Networking

12:00

HR als Treiber der Digitalen Agenda

Bernd Blessin

Head of HR Management and Organization
VPV
Germany

Kinga Janisch

Head of HR Development and Marketing
VPV
Germany

This session is in German

HR als Treiber der Digitalen Agenda

This session is in German

Virtual Leadership: The Next Generation

Arnd Albrecht

Professor
Munich Business School
Germany

This session is in English

Virtual Leadership: The Next Generation

Arnd Albrecht

Professor
Munich Business School
Germany

This session is in English

12:45

Shaping Digital Education - Führungskräfteentwicklung bei der Deutschen Bundesbank

Moritz Schulz

CEO
Webcampus
Germany

Mario Stolzenbach

Head of HR Marketing & Selection Processes
Deutsche Bundesbank
Germany

This session is in German

Shaping Digital Education - Führungskräfteentwicklung bei der Deutschen Bundesbank

This session is in German

In Practical Terms: Role of Change Management During Transformation

Ashish Bisaria

Senior Vice President - North America Operations
FLEETCOR
United States

This session is in English

In Practical Terms: Role of Change Management During Transformation

Ashish Bisaria

Senior Vice President - North America Operations
FLEETCOR
United States

This session is in English

13:30

Lunch with Networking

15:00

Future-proof your Organization with Collaborative Skills

Annick De Swaef

Benelux Chapter President
Association Strategic Alliance Professionals
Belgium

This session is in English

Future-proof your Organization with Collaborative Skills

Annick De Swaef

Benelux Chapter President
Association Strategic Alliance Professionals
Belgium

This session is in English

Digital Transformation & Change Management: Which Strategic Approaches Really Work

Harald Eichsteller

Professor
Hochschule der Medien
Germany

This session is in English

Digital Transformation & Change Management: Which Strategic Approaches Really Work

Harald Eichsteller

Professor
Hochschule der Medien
Germany

This session is in English

15:45

Successful Onboarding From Local Training to Global Learning Experience: The Journey of a New Humanitarian Worker

Maja Kuna-Parrish

Learning Technologies Expert & Techno-Pedagogical Engineer
International Committee of the Red Cross
Switzerland

This session is in English

Successful Onboarding From Local Training to Global Learning Experience: The Journey of a New Humanitarian Worker

Maja Kuna-Parrish

Learning Technologies Expert & Techno-Pedagogical Engineer
International Committee of the Red Cross
Switzerland

This session is in English

The Enterprise Social Network as the Trojan Horse of Cultural Changes

Sabine Kluge

Global Program Manager Learning and Development
Siemens
Germany

This session is in English

The Enterprise Social Network as the Trojan Horse of Cultural Changes

Sabine Kluge

Global Program Manager Learning and Development
Siemens
Germany

This session is in English

16:30

Coffee Break with Networking

17:00

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Future-proof your Organization with Collaborative Skills" Led by Annick De Swaef, Benelux Chapter President, Association Strategic Alliance Professionals
2. "How to Leverage Employee Feedback to Make it Easier for Everyone to do a Great Job", Led by Stephan Engl, Head of Human Centered Design Mass Market, Swisscom and Nils Reisen, Product Manager, Creaholic
3. "Successful Onboarding From Local Training to Global Learning Experience: The Journey of a New Humanitarian Worker" Led by Maja Kuna-Parrish, Learning Technologies Expert & Techno-Pedagogical Engineer, International Committee of the Red Cross

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Future-proof your Organization with Collaborative Skills" Led by Annick De Swaef, Benelux Chapter President, Association Strategic Alliance Professionals
2. "How to Leverage Employee Feedback to Make it Easier for Everyone to do a Great Job", Led by Stephan Engl, Head of Human Centered Design Mass Market, Swisscom and Nils Reisen, Product Manager, Creaholic
3. "Successful Onboarding From Local Training to Global Learning Experience: The Journey of a New Humanitarian Worker" Led by Maja Kuna-Parrish, Learning Technologies Expert & Techno-Pedagogical Engineer, International Committee of the Red Cross

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "In Practical Terms: Role of Change Management During Transformation" Led by Ashish Bisaria, Senior Vice President - North America Operations, FLEETCOR
2. "The Enterprise Social Network as the Trojan Horse of Cultural Changes" Led by Sabine Kluge, Global Program Manager Learning and Development, Siemens

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "In Practical Terms: Role of Change Management During Transformation" Led by Ashish Bisaria, Senior Vice President - North America Operations, FLEETCOR
2. "The Enterprise Social Network as the Trojan Horse of Cultural Changes" Led by Sabine Kluge, Global Program Manager Learning and Development, Siemens

18:00

Digital Leadership in the Times of Internal Social Media

Holger Sievert

Head of Media School
Macromedia University
Germany

This session is in English

18:45

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Live the Full Frankfurt Experience and 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

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH

8:30

The Impossible Company: A Successful, Collective Organization with Zero Written Contracts

Uwe Lübbermann

Founder
Premium Drinks Collective
Germany

This session is in English

9:15

(Digital) Education & Enablement: Neugier für "das Digitale" wecken

Luca Meyer

Blended Learning Specialist
Viessmann
Germany

This session is in German

10:15

#whereicomefrom: DWs Digital Journey

Malika Monz

Head of Organizational Development
Deutsche Welle
Germany

This session is in English

#whereicomefrom: DWs Digital Journey

Malika Monz

Head of Organizational Development
Deutsche Welle
Germany

This session is in English

Switching Towards Virtual Leadership: Creating a Shared Identity and Interacting with Interlocutors from Different Socio-Cultural Backgrounds

Daniel Glinz

Senior Adviser and Trainer
cinfo
Switzerland

This session is in English

Switching Towards Virtual Leadership: Creating a Shared Identity and Interacting with Interlocutors from Different Socio-Cultural Backgrounds

Daniel Glinz

Senior Adviser and Trainer
cinfo
Switzerland

This session is in English

11:00

Coffee Break with Networking

11:30

Design, Innovation and AI - The Art of Conversation with Cybernetic 'Aliens'

Liss C. Werner

Director & Architect
Tactile Architecture
Germany

This session is in English

Design, Innovation and AI - The Art of Conversation with Cybernetic 'Aliens'

Liss C. Werner

Director & Architect
Tactile Architecture
Germany

This session is in English

Risk Based HR Strategy - or How to Raise Board Attention

Dirk Stoltenberg

Head of HR
apetito
Germany

This session is in English

Risk Based HR Strategy - or How to Raise Board Attention

Dirk Stoltenberg

Head of HR
apetito
Germany

This session is in English

12:15

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Harnessing the Power of Team Member Development & Engagement to Create a Culture of Extraordinary Customer Service" Led by Ben Lancken, Director of Learning & Operational Excellence, TFE Hotels
2. "Design, Innovation and AI - The Art of Conversation with Cybernetic 'Aliens'", Led by Liss C. Werner, Director & Architect, Tactile Architecture
3. "Smart Digitalization & Training: Defining a Strategic Plan to Transform Organizations Efficiently" Led by Malika Monz, Head of Organizational Development, Deutsche Welle

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Harnessing the Power of Team Member Development & Engagement to Create a Culture of Extraordinary Customer Service" Led by Ben Lancken, Director of Learning & Operational Excellence, TFE Hotels
2. "Design, Innovation and AI - The Art of Conversation with Cybernetic 'Aliens'", Led by Liss C. Werner, Director & Architect, Tactile Architecture
3. "Smart Digitalization & Training: Defining a Strategic Plan to Transform Organizations Efficiently" Led by Malika Monz, Head of Organizational Development, Deutsche Welle

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Digital Leadership in the Times of Internal Social Media" Led by Prof. Holger Sievert, Head of Media School, Macromedia University
2. "Risk Based HR Strategy - or How to Raise Board Attention" Led by Dirk Stoltenberg, Head of HR, apetito
3. "Switching Towards Virtual Leadership: Creating a Shared Identity and Interacting with Interlocutors from Different Socio-Cultural Backgrounds" Led by Daniel Glinz, Senior Adviser and Trainer, cinfo

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Digital Leadership in the Times of Internal Social Media" Led by Prof. Holger Sievert, Head of Media School, Macromedia University
2. "Risk Based HR Strategy - or How to Raise Board Attention" Led by Dirk Stoltenberg, Head of HR, apetito
3. "Switching Towards Virtual Leadership: Creating a Shared Identity and Interacting with Interlocutors from Different Socio-Cultural Backgrounds" Led by Daniel Glinz, Senior Adviser and Trainer, cinfo

13:00

Lunch with Networking

14:30

Harnessing the Power of Team Member Development & Engagement to Create a Culture of Extraordinary Customer Service

Ben Lancken

Director of Learning & Operational Excellence
TFE Hotels
Germany

This session is in English

Harnessing the Power of Team Member Development & Engagement to Create a Culture of Extraordinary Customer Service

Ben Lancken

Director of Learning & Operational Excellence
TFE Hotels
Germany

This session is in English

How to Create Open Innovation Processes in a Traditional Company?

Laura Weil

Digital Innovation Manager
Viessmann
Germany

This session is in English

How to Create Open Innovation Processes in a Traditional Company?

Laura Weil

Digital Innovation Manager
Viessmann
Germany

This session is in English

15:15

Coffee Break with Networking

15:30

Digital Proficiency: An Essential Ingredient for Digital Transformation

Glenn Pezzani

Global Software Practices and Competency Manager
Schlumberger Software Technology
United States

This session is in English

16:15

End of the Conference

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Location

Metro station "Industriehof" (U6 and U7)
From Central 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.

From the airport:
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 here you find the way to the parking area „Brentanobad“, Rödelheimer Parkweg, 60489 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

If the venue hotel is already booked, we recommend the Ibis Messe West, the nearest to the venue hotel, or check known internet sites like booking.com or hrs.com to book your accommodation.

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