CORPORATE INNOVATION STAGE
Brand new at #bits17:
The Corporate Innovation Stage
CDOs, Corporate Innovation Managers and Heads of Digitalization will learn how other companies are implementing their digitalization themes. In „How to ....“ sessions concrete experiences and digitalization methods will be given.

Furthermore, national accelerators, incubators and startup labs will present their programs to reach their target group of founders from IoT, AR / VR and Data.
Part I: How to run Corporate Innovation
Target group
CDO‘s, Senior Innovation Managers
Content
How to find the right digitalization solutions, how to properly set up acceleration programs, how to work with startups and much more will be discussed to provide assistance and orientation and get insights into new trends and possibilities.
Part II: Corporate Acceleration for Founders
Target group
Founders
Content
Accelerators from various industries (retail, commerce, mobility, finance, insurance,...) which are operating in the digital field of IoT, AR and AI are pitching their acceleration programs in front of startup founders.
Part I: How to run Corporate Innovation
Host
Niels Doerje
Serial Board Director and Entrepreneur
How to scale after acceleration or how to build a start up with corporates
Manfred Tropper
CEO at mantro
How to act successfully as a CDO - Dos and Don'ts
Rupert Schäfer
Managing Partner at The Nunatak Group
How corporates succeed in a start-up world
Helmut Schönenberger
CEO at UnternehmerTUM
Feel the grind: How to structure and measure the fuzzy front end of innovation
Christopher Waldner
Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur & Innovation Coach
How to build a company culture that helps digital transformation
Philipp Karmires
Head of Digitalisation at Linde AG
Part II: Corporate Acceleration for Founders
Host: Niels Doerje
Serial Board Director and Entrepreneur
ZEISS Group
Dr. Philipp Strack: Head of New Venture at ZEISS Group
Merck
Michael Gamber: Head of Innovation Center at Merck
MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group
Martin Wild: Chief Digital Officer at MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group
Sparkasse Innovation Hub
Jens Rieken: Head of Sparkassen Innovation Hub
AllianzX
Peter Borchers: CEO at AllianzX
Linde AG
Philipp Karmires: Head of Digitalisation at Linde AG
Sky "PLAY"
Mareike Lassner: Senior Project Manager at PLAY – the Sky Open Innovation Hub