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Kai Anderson is an expert on change and business transformation. Agility and the activation of the workforce in international organizations are his special fields of expertise. He accompanies top executives in the realignment and transformation of their company as well as in the design of cutting-edge HR management.
In 1999, he founded Promerit AG, driven by a new idea of consulting in transformation and talent management. He is the author of the books 'The Agile Company' and “Digital Human“, as well as a recognized speaker at special events and seminars on transformation topics. At TYB, he and fellow experts will lead a workshop on agility for businesses in the digital era.
Federal Government Comissioner for Digital Affairs
State Minister Dorothee Bär, member of the Bundestag for the Christian Social Union (CSU), is the Federal Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs, a position that was newly established this year. It acknowledges digital transformation as the driving force in economics in the coming years. The German government has announced a digital strategy, which seeks to promote digital change in Germany and prepare the economy for the future. Dorothee Bär will speak about the correlation of politics and business to implement digital strategy and innovation.
President International Veterinary Health
Alejandro Bernal has served as President International Veterinary Health for Mars Petcare since March, 2018. In this role, he is responsible for leading the expansion of Mars’ Veterinary Health Vision outside of North America. Digital change has triggered an adaptation of business strategy for Mars in pet care. The family-owned company is transitioning from a pet food producer to a service provider for pet health. Bernal will give insights into how Mars leverages data and digital tools to improve the Pet, Client and Vet experiences.
Executive Technology Director
Kaustav has long worked with technology startups in Silicon Valley and London and is now Executive Technology Director for full service digital agency R/GA in London. In this role, he looks for exciting startups in cutting-edge technology to partner with for R/GA’s clients and develop new revenue-generating technology capabilities. He will speak about the best possible ways for businesses to adopt blockchain solutions and how UX and UI are key to success, while being able to test and rapidly iterate is what makes for a great product.
Founder and CEO
Chris Boos is on a mission to empower human potential, free up time for creativity and innovative thinking through artificial intelligence (AI). To that end, Chris founded arago in Germany in 1995, pushing existing boundaries in AI technology to build a general AI for companies to reinvent their business models in the digital age. A strong believer in integrating machine reasoning and machine learning, Chris is constantly challenging current thinking on AI. He is a strategic corporate and political advisor, angel investor, much respected public speaker and thought-leader on issues of global importance, such as the man-machine-relationship, the way societies deal with information and the future of labor.
Head of EMEA
Johann Butting is Head of EMEA at Slack, a Workplace Collaboration Hub for effective collaboration in companies. He has worked in the technology sector in the US and Europe for almost 20 years. Before joining the company, he was Head of EMEA at Dropbox, where he was responsible for building the European team. Prior to joining Dropbox, he worked at Google, including as head of AdSense EMEA. He believes the “future of work style” needs to be uncomplicated, playful, efficient and more profitable. Collaboration hubs will shape the future of work and change the way people work together, as he will point out in his talk at TYB.
Melina Costa is Co-Founder of Coaeva, a Berlin-based innovation agency, which helps organisations to develop new product ideas and business models in an agile and creative manner. She hosts the podcast „Making the New“ about the innovation scene in Germany and works as a business journalist.
Her Barcamp on Saturday will introduce you to Design Thinking as an intelligent tool to solve complex problems. With practical hands-on practices you will experience the main characteristics of Design Thinking, which is one of the most successful methods for user-centered innovation.
Mountaineer, Entrepreneur and Educator
Deshun Deysel & Associates
Deshun Deysel became the world’s first Black female high altitude mountaineer and took part in the first South African expedition to Mount Everest in 1996. She uses her experiences in mountaineering to provide executive coaching for a new breed of digitally savvy leaders. Deshun is on the Board of Trustees of the Laureus Foundation South Africa. At TYB she will speak about „Driving performance development in a multi-generational work force“ applying cognitive technologies in the world of business.
Advocate/Adviser, Technology and Human Rights
Amnesty International London
Eimear Farrell advises Amnesty's international technology and human rights team. Previously, she worked with the UN and the World Economic Forum on the intersecion of business and human rights. Farrell advocates for the promotion and protection of human rights in the digital transformation. This includes sensitizing the rights implications of various forms of Artificial Intelligence, algorithmic-decision making and Smart Information Systems that are currently being being designed and deployed by governments and private sector actors around the world. She will speak about what happens when AI, big data and human rights converge.
Communications Lead Northern Europe
Klaas Flechsig helps build Stripe’s reputation across Northern Europe. Stripe is a technology platform that developers use to build internet businesses.
Developers are a critical resource for every company. Over the last years, their role has changed drastically and they now have a lot more say in strategic business decisions than in the past. Stripe has conducted research on this - and found sweeping changes across the globe, although Germany appears to be lagging behind. Klaas will present the findings and discuss why empowering developers is a critical success factor for any organisation.
David Galbraith is an entrepreneur and business designer. With over 25 years of internet experience he has co-founded several successful internet companies in London, New York and San Francisco. He co-founded the first new search engine, co-authored RSS 1.0 and instigated the project which became Yelp. Currently, he is a partner at Anthemis, a financial services focused venture capital firm. He originally qualified as an architect in the UK, where he worked for Norman Foster, and specialises in extending traditional design skills to the process of company creation or ‘venture design’. AT TYB, he speaks about “Networked Organisations” and their resilience during transformation. He calls his approach “Venture Design” and questions the mantra of agility as the remedy for businesses wanting to become digital.
Prof. Dr. Christian Gärtner
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Christian Gärtner is a Professor of Business Administration with a focus on Digital Transformation & Leadership at Quadriga University Berlin. After finishing his studies and doctorate in Hamburg and Augsburg, he worked as a consultant for Capgemini Consulting where he realized several transformation projects with medium-sized and large companies. Alongside his research and teaching activities, Gärtner has acted as an organizational consultant for more than 15 years. His research, teaching and consulting activities cover different aspects of “People & Business Transformation” (e.g., Digital and Blockchain-based Business Models, Workplace Analytics, Robotic Process Automation, Conversational HR). He will speak about how Blockchain transforms the value chain.
EMEA Business Innovation Director
Luisella Giani has over 15 years of international experience leading digital strategy, operations and product development. Following a degree in Artificial Intelligence, she started her career with iconic brands of the digital age and has since been helping global businesses, such as Goodyear-Dunlop and Pirelli, with their digital transformations. Luisella Gianis role at Oracleis to help companies to continuously innovate defining, creating and realize new digital experiences through solutions that are typically transformational in nature covering Sales & Marketing, Commerce, Social and Service.
Founder and CEO
Karel Golta works with his clients clients to envision new markets, create new ideas and business models, and develop long-term innovation strategies for sustained growth. He has done so with Airbus, Hilti and Linde, amongst others. He believes that human‘s fate to innovate must outsmart its nature of self-destruction. This can be done by using a method called Moonshot Thinking. Used by Google and many other big players, it is an instrument to think outside of your ecosystem and meet your enemy in thought, before it happens in real life.
Prof. Dr. Christian Heinrich
Professor für Digitale Transformation
Quadriga Hochschule Berlin
Prof. Dr. Christian Heinrich is professor for digital transformation at the Quadriga University Berlin. Since 2012, he has founded and acted as an advisor for various innovative and technology-oriented companies. His focus is the identification of digital business models and sales channels for established and new companies as well as the implementation of organisational transformation processes. He will speak about how established organisations can identify and integrate relevant technologies into their business.
KOEN KAS is a health care futurist, professor of oncology, entrepreneur, and international keynote speaker. He is re-thinking health care by combining sciene, tech and design breakthroughs to help move from sickcare to health care. He is CEO of Healthskouts, which educates leaders in pharma about the latest discoveries, start-ups and business insights regarding the future of digital healthcare.
Partner Business Development
As Partner in the awarded architectural office of MVRDV from the Netherlands, Jan Knikker develops drafts for the digital city. MVRDV is rapidly expanding into new markets and focuses on solutions for global issues through its architecture and urbanism. Famous for its iconic market hall in Rotterdam, whose opening turned into a worldwide media hype, MVRDV has developed a radical portfolio for smart cities. In his lecture with stunning visuals, Jan Knikker will speak about how to design for a transforming ecosystem.
National Director, Director of Partnerships & Industry Engagement Eastern Academic Health Science Network
Karen is Director of Partnerships and Industry engagement for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network and the National Director for SBRI Healthcare. She has set up a hugely successful program for the National Health Service England, where the established Health Institution partners up with startups to improve patient care. The program identifies where technology can help and funds innovative companies developing technology solutions for healthcare problems to accelerate their development cycle. She will present the business research initiative with a focus on AI, chatbots and data improving the care of patients.
Author, Blogger, Strategic Advisor
Sascha Lobo is an influential German author and journalist on the subject of digital transformation. His work seeks to foster public understanding of the different aspects of digital business and life. By founding the Fortschrittsfabrik „progress factory“ and regularly writing for online news magazine Spiegel, as well as speaking regularly, he is a strong German voice on the subject on digital transformation. With others, he worked on the Charter of Digital Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
Geschäftsführer (CEO), Founder & Chief Storyteller
Ali Mahlodji describes himself as an „error in the system“, if people were to judge him by his CV. He was born in Tehran and fled with his family to Austria when he was two. Ali dropped out of school, but finished university years later with a degree in IT and is looking back on a succession of more than 40 jobs – from being a construction worker to pharmacist’s assistant to management consultant. He is a multiple award winning co-founder of an internationally acclaimed start up called WATCHADO. It is an online video platform, which functions as a "manual" for life stories and jobs, transforming the way in which employers and generation Y and Z meet. In 2013, the European Union appointed Ali Youth Ambassador for life. He will speak about humans and their potential focussing on leadership of new the generations. Besides his lecture, he’ll join the panel „How Generation Z transforms Your Business“.
Unicepta Gesellschaft für Medienanalyse mbH
Michael Matern joined media intelligence company UNICEPTA as Managing Partner in 2015, supporting clients in mastering communication in a digital environment. Prior, he worked as a business journalist. He now advises clients on how to best use digital information systems to get actionable insights by structured and focused listening and analysis. At Transform Your Business he holds a Spotlight session, which demonstrates how to develop a digital mindset. Focussing on Transform Your Relations, he speaks about managing your company’s digital footprint and choosing the right communication patterns with your stakeholders.
What has started 2010 as a Swiss passion project to allow active people having more fun running has become the fastest growing running shoe brand in the world. One of the key reasons for On’s success is that it is constantly challenging the status-quo by applying unique technology and seeking differentiation across the entire value chain. On has become one of the few truly digital product companies and has recently opened its digital hub in Berlin. Marc Maurer is the Chief Happiness Deliverer (COO) of On, responsible for supply chain, customer experience and digital technology. Before joining On 6 years ago, Marc spent 5 years working at McKinsey.
Vice President Communication
RUAG Space AG
In her role as Vice President of Communications at RUAG Space, Nike Möhle oversees all internal and external communications activities across the organization’s 14 sites in Europe and the United States. RUAG Space is a leading supplier for satellites and rockets internationally. The aerospace industry is in the middle of a significant disruption, with commercial players entering the market and spreading a “new space” vision. Like other established companies, RUAG Space needs to meet re-defined success criteria, undergoing a transformation in business approach, mindset, as well as communication strategy. Nike Möhle gives insights into how to position your company to play in this fast-paced, increasingly competitive environment, and how a company full of “rocket scientists” masters change.
Member of the Management Board of Technology (CIO)
Otto (GmbH & Co KG)
Michael Müller-Wünsch has been Member of the Management Board for Technology (CIO) at OTTO since August 2015. In 2017, he was nominated as German Innovation CIO of the Year. Otto is in the process of radical transformation following a disruption of the retail industry and its business model. Müller-Wünsch is a frequent speaker and contributor on innovation-related topics within the digital transformation. At Transform Your Business he will speak about agile organizational development of a large corporation in a dynamic market environment.
Head of Business Development
Yunus Social Business – Global Initiatives
Daniel Nowack ist datengesteuerter Innovator. Er baute viele jahre Corporate Accelerator Programme für Yunus Social Business und Growth Mechanics auf und entwickelte neue Produkte und Dienstleistungen für internationale Unternehmen wie Siemens, McCain oder IKEA. Als Teil des heimathafen Wiesbaden verbindet er Start-up und Innovationskultur mit Unternehmen, Hochschulen, Land und Kommunen. Als CFO und Head of Business Development hat er vier Mobile- und Online-Startups bei der Produktentwicklung und Finanzierung begleitet. Seine Karriere startete er im Corporate Finance bei Merck & Co. Inc. in New York und Amsterdam.
Bei TYB wird er am Samstag ein Barcamp zum Thema „Sinnvolle Disruption“ leiten. Es beschäftigt sich mit Wegen für Unternehmen mithilfe von Accelerator-Programmen, Intrapreneurship und innovativen Spin-Offs nicht nur Science Fiction sondern auch Social Fiction zu schreiben.
VP Global Solutions
Token is one of the most promising Fintech businesses applying technology to revolutionize the way we pay online. Michael O’Loughlin is currently spearheading Token’s development of a global market-changing open banking platform. He has a deep understanding of the rapidly evolving global payments landscape. Prior to joining Token, Michael lead crypto technology activities at CGI where he worked with clients to deliver practical uses of such new technology – a payments navigator for start-ups and banks alike. He will speak about digital transformation in the financial industry and possible ways for banks and FinTech firms to partner.
Executive Director Strategy IBM iX
IBM iX agency family
Jan Pilhar heads digital strategy at the Berlin office of the global digital
agency family IBM iX. He is an expert in digital strategy and reinvention with a focus on delivering cutting-edge customer experiences. His lecture will focus on marketing transformation. The role of the CMO is fundamentally changing and marketeers need to adapt to stay in the game. The modern marketing mandate requires not only the ability to deliver growth, but also a deep understanding of digital technologies that shape future customer interactions.
Head of Social Media & Films
Deutsche Bank AG
Nico Reinhold is in charge of content strategy, digital formats and blogger relations at Deutsche Bank AG. As such, he implements well executed projects like Economy Stories with his team. Putting together a motivated and coherent team is key to employee engagement in times of new work phenomena like click-working, remote teams and life blending.
Head of Digital Channels
Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
As a child of the “Generation Y”, Magdalena Rogl has been part of the online world for more than 10 years now. Since the beginning of 2016 she acts as Head of Digital Channels at Microsoft Deutschland and is as such responsible for Microsoft’s Intranet, Social Media, Newsroom, Blog and Influencer Relations. The latter is not just a buzzword for Magdalena but her passion: Connecting the right people and building a network she experienced as a great enrichment both professionally and privately. In 2017 she won the “Digital Female Leader Award” by Women in Digital. As a mother of a patchwork family and a qualified child nurse, she’s particularly interested in the topics digital education, diversity and equality.
Scientist, Coach and Advisor
LEAD Academy gGmbH
Ben Sahlmüller is scientist, coach and advisor for leadership and organisational development at the LEAD Academy. He believes that there isn't a perfect toolobox for digital leadership. Rather, digital transformation calls for backbone and attitude, in order to navigate safely through change. He provides a workshop for senior management featuring impulses of recent research and practical implementation. You will get to know your individual profile of leadership and define practical steps to tackle your challenges.
Investor and Founder
Stephan Schambach founded tech companies in the US and Europe resulting in two IPO's with multi-billion dollar market capitalization. As the future of retail shifts to mobile, his most recent venture - NewStore - takes advantage of this next major inflection point. The NewStore Mobile Retail Platform combines mobile and omnichannel into a single solution. With NewStore, Stephan Schambach has the self-proclaimed goal to to change the e-commerce market again, this time by building a mobile-first platform from the ground-up. At Transform Your Business he will explain his success strategy for building a startup and transforming the customer journey of the retail industry.
Alan N. Shapiro
Technologist, Future Designer and Transdisciplinary Thinker
Alan N. Shapiro is an acclaimed transdisciplinary thinker on digital culture, who has left New York City for a permanent life in Europe “to have more personal freedom”. After studying science-technology at MIT and philosophy-history-literature at Cornell University, he worked on Wall Street and other industries as a software developer and IT consultant. He has been a keynote speaker at many academic and business conferences and is very active in the Creative Coding movement. A special research interest of his is the impact on our lives and society of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, robots and androids, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. At Transform Your Business he will examine how state of the art-technologies are transforming our ecosystem and our businesses.
Principal Consultant / Design Strategist
Johannes is principal designer at Futurice, a digital services company founded in Finland and opening more offices in and outside of Scandinavia. He has 10 years of design experience with brands such as Porsche, Deutsche Telekom, eBay, ThyssenKrupp, Hugo Boss, and Vodafone. He uses design as a business tool to help organisations bridge the gap between strategy and execution. His talk focusses on the possible benefits of the data economy for businesses. He explains how the crossroads the data economy is facing, will help the industry to make real impact and (re)-gain trust.
Klaus Motoki Tonn
CEO and Founder sh|ft
Klaus Motoki Tonn is agency founder, advisor and researcher for digital and innovation topics. He initiated sh|ft, which is an interdisciplinary format fostering discourse on digital, ethics and culture. On Saturday, sh|ft will be guest at TYB with four speakers hosting four different barcamps on the topics of „Neuromarketing and internal communication“, „Corporate Mindset and Culture“, „Future of HR“ and „Transformation through Intranpreneurship and Accelerator Programs“.
Head of Communications DACH & Central Eastern Europe
Airbnb Germany GmbH
Julian Trautwein is Head of Communications DACH & Central Eastern Europe at Airbnb. As an expert in professional branding and PR strategy, he co-founded the content agency “Nice to Have” and has been operating on Blockstate's Advisory Board since 2017. At Airbnb, Trautwein and his team develop digital communication strategies for various markets and for political communication to further promote the home-sharing concept. At TYB, Trautwein speaks about Stakeholder Management for executives and leaders in communication and its high relevance in the future and present.
Director of Change Management
The Finnish Social Security Institution
Digital transformation is happening in Finland faster than in many other countries. 2 years, 560 EUR a month, 2000 Fins. Finlands basic income experiment is the most courageous try of any nation in Europe to boost employment – and provide an idea of a new society model that is not based on work. Marjukka Turunen is Director of Change Management at Finlands Social Security Institution (Kela). She has led the implementation and the legislation making in the Finnish Basic Income experiment and will talk about its learnings. Finland is a digital front runner in digital transformation: 3rd in the world for innovation (World Economic Forum), 1st in terms of availability of the latest technologies (WEF Global Competitivenes Report) and 2nd in most advanced digital economy in the EU (Digital Economy and Society Index).
Franziska von Lewinski
Franziska von Lewinski is on the management board of content marketing agency fischerAppelt. Her talk analyses the web as it is all over us, spreading to new devices and interfaces every day. And while that is happening, our systems, tools and methods are working less and less. As an agency with a strong need for agile Creative-Coding-Consulting-teams, Franziska explains why fischerAppelt saw it coming some time ago and concluded: we need to change our way of thinking. It is not about systems, but rather about „Think No Channel if you want to include every channel.“ Channel communication – a thing of the past?
Marlin Watling, former Head of HR at Roche Diagnostics Operations, brings 15 years of HR experience to the Barcamp table. He has held senior positions in strategic human relations management and focuses on transformation and change management, as well as the future of HR.
With Marling Watling, you will discuss the future of HR at the Barcamp on Saturday. Which role does corporate HR play in the transformation of businesses? Is there an ROI for transformation?
Member of the Board
In order to initiate and implement big change processes, often rituals are used. How can rituals be applied in the best possible way to transform a company? Matthias Wesselmann, member of the board of fischerAppelt, will hold a workshop on how to recode relations and how to make them the driving force of transformation. This includes recoding company culture and the mindset of its employees.
SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG
SAP sells software for businesses to manage its customers and employees. Self-learning systems disrupt this business. The relation of humans and software is daily business for Martin Wezowski, Chief Designer and futurist for SAP's Innovation Center Network & Chief Innovation Office. He crafts future outlooks to find out what’s next for SAP and the hazy concept of new work. Based on his international adventures stretching from Poland, Sweden, China to Germany and across companies like SAP, Sony and Huawei, he looks closely at how and why humans will work in the coming years. He was named 1 of the 100 most innovative minds in Germany by Handelsblatt in 2017. At Transform Your Business, he will speak about the most valuable skill to have in 2020, why your company needs a purpose and why instability is not the opposite of stability.
Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)
MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group
As Chief Innovation Officer for MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group, Martin Wild implements radically progressive innovations, drives innovation initiatives and works on new business models. Whenever robots roll through one of the stores, customers go shopping to Saturn by means of virtual reality, or the retail sector is shaken up by innovative startups and established retailers working together, Martin Wild and his team are responsible. He is going to talk about expansion into new markets and why he believes, retail is going to change more in the next ten years than it did in the previous 100 years. He was recently included in Handelsblatt’s list of the 100 smartest people in Germany.
CEO and director of Smart Automobile
As Head of smart, Annette Winkler has been steering the Daimler AG division for the highly agile urban smart cars since 2010. In her role, Dr. Winkler headed the development of the new car generation including fully electric versions of the entire smart fleet. She keeps taking urban mobility to the next level by adding more and more services from sharing to all kinds of innovative convenience features. At TYB, she will speak about strategy, leadership and transforming Urban Mobility.