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Corporate
Innovation
Stage
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Leading edge technologies in Corporate innovation Projects
Learn from the experiences of passionate intrapreneurs presenting their successful corporate innovation projects. Together with our partner KPMG we selected outstanding projects that use leading edge technologies to drive corporate innovation. Learn how these companies dared to challenge the status quo and how they overcame arising obstacles.
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Data and the Internet of Things
These are the technologies that will be covered in 1-on-1 interviews, diving deep into the details of each project. Interviewers will challenge our speakers to guarantee you a maximum of insights and learnings from the sessions.
If you want to know how you can use technology to bring your company forward and how collaboration with startups can help to achieve this goal, your time at the corporate innovation stage will be well spent.
presenting partner
KPMG
KPMG is one of the leading audit and advisory firms in Germany. Our ambition is to explore new and innovative paths together with our clients. Our objective is to make valuable solutions for tomorrow available today. Our approach is driven, passionate and totally committed.
Stage host and curator
Niels Dörje
Chairman / Moderation
Niels serves as active chairman and supervisory board director in various tech companies boards. Amongst others, he is founder of Ryte GmbH and HolidayInsider AG with 4 exits. He became a product geek as EMEA  Google Product Partnership Manager and was awarded his MBA at the age of 23. Niels has received many awards, amongst others an OC Award from Google (for innovation at Google), „Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year“ from Ernst & Young, „Top 3 Finalist Deutscher Gründerpreis“ from ZDF, Porsche Consulting and Sparkassen Verband and Top 3 Finalist of „Deloitte Fast 50“.
Yacine Coco
Moderation
Yacine studied International Business Economics in Maastricht and Grenoble. After 4 years in consulting, she co-founded the online career platform TalentRocket together with Magdalena Oehl. They bootstrapped TalentRocket and 2 years later, they already reached break-even.
SPEAKING COMPANIES
Agenda
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An exclusive announcement at Bits & Pretzels: President of the Republic of Botswana, United Nations, World Economic Forum, TUM and Vasilis Koulolias
Vasilis Koulolias
Visionary Tech-Entrepreneur and Advisor to the World Economic Forum, UN, and African leaders will talk the first time about a world changing project in Africa - based on various technologies and an amazing partner set up: WEF, Microsoft, UN, Stockholm University, Botswana government, TUM. ‍
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Artificial and human intelligence – joining forces to shake up the sportswear industry
Dr. Lydia Mammen
Director Data Science Hub
adidas

Lydia was one of the data science pioneers in adidas. She joined the company as a data scientist shortly after the role had been declared ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’, and she had just finished her PhD in statistics. With a successful evolution of data applications,she is now heading up the company’s data science team and is dedicated to drive business through data in the sportswear industry.

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Interviewed by:
Aaron Ricadela
Director of Strategic Communications
Oracle
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The symbiotic relationship of Artificial Intelligence and data and how it is going to change the business we do
Ushananthan Ganeshananthan
Head of KPMG Ligthouse Germany
KPMG

With over 12 years of experience in digital corporate development and building data-driven companies in the fields of digital advertising, news recommendation and fraud analytics. Ushan offers strong expertise across new digital business development, data science and AI. He was the CEO of KIANA Systems, a spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, acquired by KPMG in 2018.

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Interviewed by:
Claudia Alsdorf
Director
KPMG
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Smart data – creating confidence for smart decisions
Zeynep Balioglu
Digital Transformation Lead
Giesecke+Derivent advance52 GmbH

Zeynep started early on in the digital industry. Her early experiences in the silicon valley shaped her path in a substantial way. As a computer scientist she developed applications. She lead a global online communication department at an international semiconductor company. Today she is planning and developing new digital business models at G+D’s accelerator advance52.

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Interviewed by:
Aaron Ricadela
Director of Strategic Communications
Oracle
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LED us eat - Vertical Farming behind the scenes
Timo Bongartz
Business Field Head – Smart Farming
OSRAM GmbH

Timo is responsible for smart farming at OSRAM focusing on light, sensor and software solutions for high-tech greenhouses, vertical farms and along the food supply chain. He is also Advisory Board Member at the Association for Vertical Farming and mentor at Startupbootcamp FoodTech

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Interviewed by:
Christopher Waldner
Entrepreneur, Intrapreneur & Innovation Advisor
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Building Blocks: trialling blockchain for cash transfers to relieve hunger
Bernhard Kowatsch
Head of Innovation Accelerator
United Nations World Food Programme

Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger. Innovations include fintech (e.g. blockchain), agri-tech, UAVs, mobile technology and Artificial Intelligence and working with the private sector.

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Interviewed by:
Prof. Dr. Mark Mietzner
Chair for Banking and Finance & Dean ZU Executive Education
Dean Zeppelin University
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Find & Engage: The Art & Science of successful matchmaking in the workspace
Stephan Rathgeber
Head of Innovation & Digitization
Hays AG

Stephan (34) is Head of Innovation & Digitization at Hays Germany, enabling digital Transformation of the market leader in expert recruiting. He is passionate about Social Media, Millennials, Sports and Society. Stephan holds degrees of FAU Erlangen Nuremberg, EBS, HBX, INSEAD and (soon) Stanford/HPI.

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Interviewed by:
Leila Summa
Digital Advisor & Founder
PlayToChange GmbH
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Digitalisation Hub in Asia-Pacific to leverage innovation globally
Philipp Karmires
CDO
Linde AG

I love to build: teams, products & partnerships. I am leading the global digitalisation efforts for Linde with dedicated teams in Singapore and Munich. I care about 3 pillars at Linde: Accelerating and building ideas into products; Driving digital transformation of the workforce; Building strategic partnerships & new commercialisation approaches

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Interviewed by:
Daniel Cronin
Co-Founder, Member of the Board
Austrian Startups
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Smart Technologies in Smart Cities: Tap & Go Revolution in Public Transport
Dr. Andreas Spengel
Vice President International Markets
Mastercard
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Interviewed by:
Dr. Katja Krämer
Senior Manager Advanced Analytics
adidas
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Open innovation and collaboration to accelerate organizational transformation
Dr. Rahmyn Kress
CDO
Henkel

Rahmyn Kress is the Chief Digital Officer and Chairman of the Digital Executive Committee at Henkel and founder of Henkelˣ, a platform to accelerate Henkel’s entrepreneurial and digital transformation

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Interviewed by:
Ulrich Schäfer
Chief Business-Editor
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
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KrisPay – Tokenizing loyalty points for Singapore Airlines
Jan Reinmüller
Partner, Head of KPMG Digital Village
KPMG

Jan is the founder and head of Digital Village in Singapore.
He is helping organizations transform through innovation, building new business models or optimizing cost using emerging technologies.
Jan brings international experience and knowledge of markets in US, Europe, India and ASEAN.

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Interviewed by:
Hannah Klose
HK - Moderation & Training
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Startup-Hub-Talk
Jens Rieken
Head of Sparkassen Innovation Hub
Sparkassen Innovation Hub
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Dr. Bernd Storm van's Gravesande
Co-Founder & CEO
Aboalarm
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Startup-Hub-Talk
Dr. Jochen Hurlebaus
Head of Innovation
Roche Diagnostics GmbH
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Maria Driesel
Managing Partner & CEO
Inveox
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How to boost your startup with trade shows : Some expert advise
Johannes Scholl
Co-Founder & CEO
ICAROS
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Dr. Holger Feist, Susanne Goehl
Messe München