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Leaders Dialog is an exclusive networking event series for corporate decision makers to discuss current strategic challenges. We organize time-efficient networking for business leaders in meetings and round tables. We connect the relevant executives and experts in person to spark inspiration and develop ideas for the business of today and the future.

More than ever digitalization disrupts industries. We are still finding ourselves in the center of a global business transformation. The opportunities of creating new business models, markets and competitive advantages are truly enormous. And so are the risks of wrong decisions made under pressure.

What we call the 4th Industrial Revolution – the in-depth interconnection of humans, machines/devices, processes, products, supply chains and production facilities as well as the intelligent steering of these connections through AI and Big Data Analytics – enables improved or completely new business models, services and products and it creates new forms of interactions with all stakeholders.
Executives in charge act under the conditions of a hardly predictable «VUCA World» (Velocity, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) as a consequence of digitalization and globalization. Increasing global uncertainty and volatility in the economic and political systems make strategy development even more complicated.

  • Transformational leadership
  • Digital transformation
  • New business models
  • IoT and/or data based business models
  • Industry 4.0
  • AI applications
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Autonomous systems
  • Cultural and organizational change
  • Agile Management concepts for more innovation and creativity (design thinking, agile, holacracy etc.)
  • Business model innovation
  • Strategy development
  • Technological ecosystems
  • Partner management
  • New work
  • HR challenge: Which skills are needed?
  • Sustainability
  • Connecting customer, product, manufacturing and supply chain intelligently
  • Positioning in the platform economy
  • Competing or cooperating with startups? Or both?
  • Own startups: Make? Found? Buy?
  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Hunt or being hunted – anticipate and implement digital trends quickly
  • Digital Factory
  • New manufacturing methods
  • Decentralization
  • Intelligent supply chains
  • Customer centricity
  • Integrating IT legacy – does it make sense?
  • Blockchain applications
  • Potentials of digital twins
  • Data Governance
  • Compliance
  • Aspects of risk management
  • Business continuity management
  • Regulatory trends

Format

  • Best practices: Selected business cases
  • Matchmaking: Interests and competencies of all attendees
  • Networking: Matched and pre-arranged one on one meetings
  • Workshops: Confidential peer discussions
  • High level: Colleagues in similar positions
  • Decision support: Knowledge of an elite network for your projects, strategies and ideas
  • Ultra efficient: Personal agenda – optimal time invest
  • Chill out: Informal networking at after-event bar meeting
  • Online community: Access new contacts and knowledge after the event

Great setup and organisation enabled high level networking and an open-minded exchange. Exciting presentations showed new perspectives.

Axel Vogelbruch, Global Head of Digitalization (CDO), BYK-Chemie GmbH

Very meaningful event for know-how transfer, strategy definition and networking in an intimate, productive and easy-going environment. I received very good inputs for my digital strategy and defined new brilliant starting points. Looking forward to the next event.

Katharina Uribe Casillas, VP Global Business Development Automotive & Industrial, Kuehne + Nagel

Very well organized event. The selection of delegates and the highly interactive format led to a lot of exciting and relevant meetings. The new contacts and held conversations will help us a lot in the future.

Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President – Head of Commercial Operations EMEA LatAm BU Polycarbonates, Covestro

Outstanding opportunity to network with like-minded. Excellent Organization. Very interesting topics.

Domonkos Gaspar, Digital Solutions Leader, Roche

Very well organized event with practice-oriented, relevant presentations and time for extensive networking

Thomas Röttinger, CEO, Pewatron AG

Mircea Zamfir, Group Vice President Analytics, ABB

Expanding Analytics Throughout the Business

  • Stakeholder management
  • Data governance
  • Funding models
  • AI implementation and use cases at ABB

Dr. Felix Flemming, Vice President, Head of Digital, TOMRA Sorting

How We Re-Invented our Business with Data and Artificial Intelligence

  • Use caseAI as game changer in industrial sorting applications
  • On the way to a circular economy and the future of food production
  • Our view on AI – past and future, examples of actual products
  • How do we tackle digitalization and the resulting transformation at TOMRA

Rukmini Glanard, EVP Global Sales, Services and Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

How We Embraced the Profound Transformation of Alcatel Lucent in the Sales and Services Organisation

  • Digital transformation in a long-established tech company
  • How to onboard staff, partners and customers for the transformation journey
  • Use Cases

Susanne Thöle, Director Procurement - Spot Buy & Indirect, Uniper & Philip Höchstödter, Vice President Spot Buy/Operational Procurement, Uniper
Self-developed AI Use Cases in Procurement
  • Procurement 2025 – automation & Mmonitoring
  • Actual use cases of AI and potential perspectives: OCR, Search & Voice
  • Reality, not powerpoint

Jürgen Grimm, Head of Industry Platform ZAIKIO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen

Platformication in the Printing Sector: Heidelberg’s ZAIKIO journey

  • Creating a centralized, open industry platform in an agile corporate start-up
  • Automated and integrated workflows and transactions between printers, software vendors, machine manufacturers, and suppliers
  • Creating an app store
  • Products and services on the platform

Tobias Bürger, Lead Big Data Analytics (PO), BMW Group

Hybrid Analytics at BMW Group

  • Changing big data ecosystems and edge analytics
  • Layers of hybridisation and data-driven organisation
  • Use cases

Ilona Simpson, VP CIO & Transformation Office, adidas

Industry 4.0 Strategy and Use Cases

  • Customer centricity is the core of innovation
  • 4.0 spotlights: product development, manufacturing, supply chain
  • Current technology trends to focus on

Tim A. Ackermann, Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Engagement, TUI

How to Tackle the HR Challenges of Digitalisation

  • Organisational and cultural change as pre-requisite for the 4.0 transformation
  • Overcoming fears and developing new skills with existing staff
  • How to attract, hire and keep digital talents
  • Employee experience management
  • Some examples

Sebastian Zeiss, Vice President Strategy & Transformation, Deutsche Telekom Außendienst GmbH

Transforming Deutsche Telekom's Field Service Organization into the Digital Age

  • Developing new business models
  • Shaping the future production model
  • Building an entrepreneurial mindset in the field workforce
  • AR and Big Data use cases

Prof. Dr. René Peinl, Digital Enterprise Architecture, University of Applied Sciences Hof

Highly Customizable Manufacturing Execution System – HiCuMES

  • Digital images of factories in manufacturing execution systems
  • Standard software, but adaptable in a tailor-made way
  • Easy layout changes in graphic editors
  • How to transform manufacturing processes directly into executable MES functions
  • Line-of-business experts create the process models and data flows, IT experts do the fine-tuning to make it run
  • Roll-out within weeks based on best practices
  • High employee acceptance by fully integrating staff from the very beginning

ZeitAktivität
07:30Start Registration
08:30Opening
08:45Industry 4.0 Strategy and Use Cases
  • Customer centricity is the core of innovation
  • 4.0 spotlights: product development, manufacturing, supply chain
  • Current technology trends to focus on
    Ilona Simpson, VP CIO & Transformation Office, adidas
  • 09:15Self-developed AI Use Cases in Procurement
  • Procurement 2025 – automation & Mmonitoring
  • Actual use cases of AI and potential perspectives: OCR, Search & Voice
  • Reality, not powerpoint
    Susanne Thöle, Director Procurement - Spot Buy & Indirect, Uniper & Philip Höchstödter, Vice President Spot Buy/Operational Procurement, Uniper

  • 09:45How We Embraced the Profound Transformation of Alcatel Lucent in the Sales and Services Organisation
  • Digital transformation in a long-established tech company
  • How to onboard staff, partners and customers for the transformation journey
  • Use Cases
    Rukmini Glanard, EVP Global Sales, Services and Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
  • 10:15Data and Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Sorting Applications
  • On the way to a circular economy and the future of food production
  • Our view on AI – past and future, examples of actual products
  • ow do we tackle digitalization and the resulting transformation at TOMRA
    Dr. Felix Flemming, Vice President, Head of Digital, TOMRA Sorting
  • 10:45Coffee Break with Networking
    11:15Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    11:30
    11:45
    12:15Lunch with Networking
    13:00How to Tackle the HR Challenges of Digitalisation
  • Organisational and cultural change as pre-requisite for the 4.0 transformation
  • Overcoming fears and developing new skills with existing staff
  • How to attract, hire and keep digital talents
  • Employee experience management
  • Some examples
    Tim A. Ackermann, Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Engagement, TUI
  • 13:30Highly Customizable Manufacturing Execution System – HiCuMES
  • Digital images of factories in manufacturing execution systems
  • Standard software, but adaptable in a tailor-made way
  • Easy layout changes in graphic editors
  • How to transform manufacturing processes directly into executable MES functions
  • Line-of-business experts create the process models and data flows, IT experts do the fine-tuning to make it run
  • Roll-out within weeks based on best practices
  • High employee acceptance by fully integrating staff from the very beginning
    Prof. Dr. René Peinl, Digital Enterprise Architecture, University of Applied Sciences Hof
  • 14:00Transforming Deutsche Telekom's Field Service Organization into the Digital Age
  • Developing new business models
  • Shaping the future production model
  • Building an entrepreneurial mindset in the field workforce
  • AR and Big Data use cases
    Sebastian Zeiss, Vice President Strategy & Transformation, Deutsche Telekom Außendienst GmbH
  • 14:30Coffee Break with Networking
    15:00Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    15:15
    15:30
    16:00Hybrid Analytics at BMW Group
  • Changing big data ecosystems and edge analytics
  • Layers of hybridisation and data-driven organisation
  • Use cases
    Tobias Bürger, Lead Big Data Analytics (PO), BMW Group
  • 16:30Platformication in the Printing Sector: Heidelberg’s ZAIKIO journey
  • Creating a centralized, open industry platform in an agile corporate start-up
  • Automated and integrated workflows and transactions between printers, software vendors, machine manufacturers, and suppliers
  • Creating an app store
  • Products and services on the platform
    Jürgen Grimm, Head of Industry Platform ZAIKIO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
  • 17:00Expanding Analytics Throughout the Business
  • Stakeholder management
  • Data governance
  • Funding models
  • AI implementation and use cases at ABB
    Mircea Zamfir, Group Vice President Analytics, ABB
  • 17:30Closing Discussion and Wrap-up
    ZeitAktivität
    07:30Start Registration
    08:30Opening
    08:45Industry 4.0 Strategy and Use Cases
  • Customer centricity is the core of innovation
  • 4.0 spotlights: product development, manufacturing, supply chain
  • Current technology trends to focus on
    Ilona Simpson, VP CIO & Transformation Office, adidas
  • 09:15Self-developed AI Use Cases in Procurement
  • Procurement 2025 – automation & Mmonitoring
  • Actual use cases of AI and potential perspectives: OCR, Search & Voice
  • Reality, not powerpoint
    Susanne Thöle, Director Procurement - Spot Buy & Indirect, Uniper & Philip Höchstödter, Vice President Spot Buy/Operational Procurement, Uniper

  • 09:45How We Embraced the Profound Transformation of Alcatel Lucent in the Sales and Services Organisation
  • Digital transformation in a long-established tech company
  • How to onboard staff, partners and customers for the transformation journey
  • Use Cases
    Rukmini Glanard, EVP Global Sales, Services and Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
  • 10:15Data and Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Sorting Applications
  • On the way to a circular economy and the future of food production
  • Our view on AI – past and future, examples of actual products
  • ow do we tackle digitalization and the resulting transformation at TOMRA
    Dr. Felix Flemming, Vice President, Head of Digital, TOMRA Sorting
  • 10:45Coffee Break with Networking
    11:15Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    11:30
    11:45
    12:15Lunch with Networking
    13:00How to Tackle the HR Challenges of Digitalisation
  • Organisational and cultural change as pre-requisite for the 4.0 transformation
  • Overcoming fears and developing new skills with existing staff
  • How to attract, hire and keep digital talents
  • Employee experience management
  • Some examples
    Tim A. Ackermann, Head of Global Talent Acquisition & Engagement, TUI
  • 13:30Highly Customizable Manufacturing Execution System – HiCuMES
  • Digital images of factories in manufacturing execution systems
  • Standard software, but adaptable in a tailor-made way
  • Easy layout changes in graphic editors
  • How to transform manufacturing processes directly into executable MES functions
  • Line-of-business experts create the process models and data flows, IT experts do the fine-tuning to make it run
  • Roll-out within weeks based on best practices
  • High employee acceptance by fully integrating staff from the very beginning
    Prof. Dr. René Peinl, Digital Enterprise Architecture, University of Applied Sciences Hof
  • 14:00Transforming Deutsche Telekom's Field Service Organization into the Digital Age
  • Developing new business models
  • Shaping the future production model
  • Building an entrepreneurial mindset in the field workforce
  • AR and Big Data use cases
    Sebastian Zeiss, Vice President Strategy & Transformation, Deutsche Telekom Außendienst GmbH
  • 14:30Coffee Break with Networking
    15:00Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    15:15
    15:30
    16:00Hybrid Analytics at BMW Group
  • Changing big data ecosystems and edge analytics
  • Layers of hybridisation and data-driven organisation
  • Use cases
    Tobias Bürger, Lead Big Data Analytics (PO), BMW Group
  • 16:30Platformication in the Printing Sector: Heidelberg’s ZAIKIO journey
  • Creating a centralized, open industry platform in an agile corporate start-up
  • Automated and integrated workflows and transactions between printers, software vendors, machine manufacturers, and suppliers
  • Creating an app store
  • Products and services on the platform
    Jürgen Grimm, Head of Industry Platform ZAIKIO, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
  • 17:00Expanding Analytics Throughout the Business
  • Stakeholder management
  • Data governance
  • Funding models
  • AI implementation and use cases at ABB
    Mircea Zamfir, Group Vice President Analytics, ABB
  • 17:30Closing Discussion and Wrap-up

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