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OKTOBERFEST
NETWORKING
Oktoberfest + Networking =
The best way to finish the festival
Bits & Pretzels wouldn’t be Bits & Pretzels without our Oktoberfest Networking on the last day of the festival. On Tuesday, 300 tables in the Schottenhamel tent are going to be reserved exclusively for Bits & Pretzels. This is where the biggest Networking event at the Oktoberfest begins!

This year, we offer two different networking concepts at the same time. Finishing the event with 5,000 fellow startup-enthusiasts at the Oktoberfest is nothing less than a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure not to miss it!

SAVE THE DATE: Attendees will receive an invitation to select their table three days before #bits19.

Keep in mind: It's first-come-first-serve!
Table Captain
Each table is going to be hosted by one hand-picked expert who guides the discussion. You will have the chance to ask questions, get advice and make worthwhile contacts that will take your business idea to the next level.
Topic Table
Content is going to be the focus. We will select the most exciting topic suggestions from our attendees, which will then be discussed at these tables. That means, unlike the Table Captain networking, Topic Tables are not hosted by a specific person.
Table Captains 2019
Tina Müller
CEO
Douglas
Dr. Martin Gall
CTO
DRÄXLMAIER Group
John Elvesjö
Managing Partner
Brightly Ventures
Vincenzo Vedda
Global Head of Trading
DWS Group
Patrick Andrä
Co-Founder & CEO
HomeToGo
Daniel Wild
CEO
Mountain Alliance
Steffen Behn
CTO
better ventures Group
Dr. Nazim Cetin
CEO
Allianz X
Chris Surel
Creator 'Strategic Performance Recovery System'
ChrisSurel.com
Jens Hartmann
CEO
Enmacc GmbH
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner
GP Bullhound
Adam Bird
Senior Partner and Global Leader Consumer Tech & Media Practice
McKinsey & Company Inc.
Florian Merkel
Co-Founder SMART START
KPMG
Jürgen Bilo
Managing Director
co-pace / Continental
Alexander von Mellenthin
Managing Partner
Deutsche Invest Capital Partners GmbH
Jeanette Loos
Head of ISPO Group
Messe München
Raphaël Moraglia
CEO
Skillogs
Philippe Souidi
SAP.iO Foundry Head Munich
SAP
Henrike Luszik
Founder & CEO
BRIDGEMAKER
Andreas Heintze
Managing Director
Ströer Digital Media GmbH
Myriam Locher
Co-Founder & COO
Interstellar Ventures
Marcus Tandler
Co-Founder & Managing Director
RYTE
Dr. Lothar Stein
Private Investor
Innovative Ventures
Dr. Markus Dirr
Chief Digital Officer / Geschäftsbereichsleiter Digital
Messe München
Philipp-Alexander Dietrich
Founder and Brand Consultant
PHILIDENTITY - empowering brands
Alexander Helm
CEO/ Founder
united-domains
Sven Odia
CEO
Engel & Völkers
Rosa Riera
VP, Employer Branding & Social Innovation
Siemens
Thibaud Le Séguillon
Senior Partner
Impulse Partners
Tanja Dorr
Director
Hering Schuppener
Andrea Malgara
Managing Partner
Mediaplus Group
Diego Recondo
Principal
All Iron Ventures
Sonja Schwetje
Editor in Chief
ntv
Gloria Seibert
CEO
Temedica
Dominique Gilles
Regional Vice-President, ISV & AppExchange
Salesforce - AppExchange
Nawal Roy
CEO
Holmusk
Christian Vancea
CEO
360 Innovation Group
Mayor a. D. Josef Schmid
Partner
GSK Stockmann Attorneys at Law
Achim Berg
President
BITKOM
Michael Altenbuchner
Senior Manager Innovation and Digitization
Terminal 2 Company Munich Airport
Dr. Christoph Philipp
Partner
P+P Poellath + Partners
Tobias Jahn
Principal
BMW iVentures
Tom Schulz
Co-founder & CEO
AQAL AG
Martin Enderle
Co-Gründer & Geschäftsführer
allmyhomes
Peter Fricke
Head of
Deutsche Börse Venture Network
Thomas Oehl
Managing Partner
Vito Ventures
Tim Stracke
co-CEO
Chrono24.com
Katharina Mayer
Founder
Kuchentratsch
Dr. Alexander Hüttenbrink
Co-Founder & MD
Kinexon
Beate Fastrich
Managing Partner
GoodFace Capital
Dr. Dominik Wichmann
co-Founder and CCO
Looping Group
Ben Parr
Co-founder & President
Octane AI
Magdalena Rogl
Head of Digital Channels
Microsoft
Georg Bauer
Chairman/Co-Founder
Fair
Ben Fischer
Partner
Project A
Julian Stiefel
CEO & Co-Founder
Tourlane
Stefan Rothlehner
CTO
Selfapy
Moritz Kreppel
Co-Founder & CEO
Urban Sports Club
Matthias Notz
CEO & Managing Director
German Accelerator
Adam Yearsley
Global Head of Talent Management
Red Bull
Rüdiger Linhof
CIO/Musician
StartupAlmGmbh/Sportfreunde Stiller
Maximilian Schmidt
Co-Founder & Managing Director
KINEXON Sports & Media
David Roldán, Jr.
Head of Startup Ecosystems
Google Cloud
Marcell Vollmer
Chief Innovation Officer
Celonis
Julian Weste
VP Sales Financial Institutions & Fintech
Wirecard
Yacine Coco
CEO
TalentRocket
Daniel Thung
Co-Founder and President of the Supervisory Board
brillen.de
Sebastian Copeland
Founder & President
SEDNA Foundation
Dr. Simon Haddadin
CEO
Franka Emika
Gabriele Böhmer
Director
Munich Startup
Sini Ryberg
Startup & VC Consultant
Google Germany
Lucia Král
Regional Sales Manager
Dell Technologies
Aleksander Ciszek
CEO & Founder
3YOURMIND
Dr. Andreas Fruth
Co-Founder
Global Savings Group
Andrea Lentfer
Startup Marketing & Business Development Lead
Google
Matthias Laug
Co-Founder & CTO
Tier Mobility
Matthias Marschall
Engineering Director
Google
Dr. Johannes Plehn
Gründer, Geschäftsführer
Seven Senders
Bernhard Kowatsch
Head of Innovation Accelerator
United Nations World Food Programme
Christian Grossmann
CEO
Beekeeper
Jörn Struve
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs
Philipp Stangl
Co-Founder & CEO
Rebel Meat
Stephan Heller
Founder & CEO
FinCompare
Stefan Klestil
Partner
Speedinvest
Christina Burkhardt
Founder & CEO
SHIFTSCHOOL for Digital Transformation GmbH
Benjamin Heimlich
Editor in chief
VentureCapital Magazin
Olivier Schuepbach
General Partner
Partech Ventures
Tim Weschpatat
Startup Management
Volkswagen Group Ideation:Hub
Michael Oschmann
CEO
MüllerMedien
Dagmar Schuller
Co-Founder & CEO
audEERING
Andreas König
CEO
ProGlove
Michael Stephan
Co-Founder & COO
Raisin
Manuel Holzhauer
Managing Director
InsurTech Hub Munich
Fabian Bosler
CIO/CMO
Homelike
Nina Geiss
CEO
CarFellows
Dr. Thorsten Lambertus
Head of AHEAD
Fraunhofer Venture
Amit Pradhan
President
Silicon Valley Blockchain Society
Andrej Henkler
Managing Director
Leblon Capital
Claas van Delden
Co-CEO
NCG NUCOM GROUP SE
Aimie-Sarah Carstensen
Founder/CEO
ArtNight / ShakeNight / BakeNight / PlantNight
Farina Schurzfeld
Founder & CMO
Selfapy
Ilkka Lavas
CEO & co-founder
EatAndTheCity / Vivas Stories
Torsten Kolind
CEO
YouNoodle, Inc.
Katharina Gehra
Co-Founder & CEO
Immutable Insight
Stefan Peukert
Co-Founder
Masterplan
Florian Wendelstadt
Managing Partner
Caldec Holding GmbH & OHG
Robert Wetzker
CEO
Aklamio
Michael Duttlinger
CEO & Co-Founder
Cashlink Technologies
Travis Pittman
Founder & CEO
TourRadar
Dr. Janos Koka
CEO
Cellum Global
Tunde Kehinde
Co-CEO
Lidya
Prof. Dr. Wieland Sommer
CEO and Founder
Smart Reporting
Matthias Henze
CEO
Jimdo
Prof. Dr. Helmut Schönenberger
CEO
UnternehmerTUM
Marco Beicht
CEO
powercloud
Dr. Christian Figge
Principal
General Atlantic
Maurizio Rossi
Founder & Co-CEO
H-FARM
Tim Schumacher
Founder
Eyeo.com / SaaS.group / TS Ventures
Kirstin Hegner
Managing Director
UnternehmerTUM Digital Hub Mobility
Marius Oesterschlink
Venture Capital Investor
DN Capital
Timm Rode
Senior Manager, Certified Tax Advisor
KPMG
Marek Janetzke
Former CEO
Flightright
Eva Messerschmidt
Vice-President Sales & Digital Products
n-tv
Magnus Karnehm
Investor
DN Capital
Toon Bouten
CEO
tado
Dominic Reardon
Investor
Eight Roads Ventures Europe
Florian Erber
Founding Partner
Ananda Impact Ventures
Robert Giezendanner-Thoben
Head of Business Development
EPFL
Jörg Mühle
Vice President Sales / Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung
Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG
Petra Sandhaas
Director
KPMG
Matthias Leistikow
Startup Management
Volkswagen Group Ideation:Hub
Kurt Müller
Partner
Target Partners
Deepka Rana
Associate
Northzone
Waldemar Jantz
Partner
Target Partners
Berthold von Freyberg
Partner
Target Partners
Jan Schminke
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Kaiser X Labs
Jakob Schreyer
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
orderbird AG
Frank Birzle
Co-Founder
ottonova
Dr. Sören Kupke
Head of Division “Customer and Sales”
Allianz Lebensversicherung
Monika Baumann
Sales Director Medium Business
Dell
Michael Münnix
Partner
Target Partners
Jens Rieken
Head of Sparkassen Innovation Hub
Johann Romefort
Managing Director
Techstars
Fritz Oidtmann
Managing Partner
Acton Capital Partners
Hans Hammer
Founder and Chairman of the Executive Board Hammer AG ; CEO, Honorary Consul
Hammer AG
Sebastian Schuon
Founder
Alasco
Paul Uhlig
Managing Director
LemonSwan
Lina Timm
CEO
Media Lab Bayern
Ines Streimelweger
Investment Manager
Creandum
Mariusz Bodek
Head and Co-Founder
KPMG Digital Hub
Jens Torchalla
Partner, Retail & Consumer Goods
Oliver Wyman GmbH
Philipp Boy
Unternehmer
Robert Thielicke
Editor in Chief
Technology Review
Philipp Posselt
Co-Founder & CEO
VEACT
Alexandar Vassilev
CEO and Managing Director
Joyn
Jens de Buhr
Geschäftsführer
DUB UNTERNEHMER-Akademie / -Magazin
Daniel Kreis
CEO
Deutsche Handelsbank
Sebastian Wossagk
Managing Partner
Acton Capital
Sara Weber
Deputy Editor
LinkedIn
Sebastian Schaal
Founder
Luminovo
Harald Nieder
Partner
Redalpine
John Graham-Cumming
CTO
Cloudflare
Lars Jankowfsky
Founder
NFQ.Asia
Morten Primdahl
Co-Founder
Zendesk
Michael Reinartz
Director Innovation & Consumer Services
Vodafone
Rainer Maerkle
GP
HV Ventures
Gerhard Mack
Chief Technology Officer
Vodafone
Barbod Namini
Partner
HV Ventures
Veronika Schweighart
Co-Founder & COO
Climedo Health
Jan Miczaika
Partner
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures
Dr. Matthias Brendel
Head of
Audi Denkwerkstatt
Felix Klühr
Principal
HV Ventures
Günther Strenn
CEO & Founder
JobRocker International
Klaus Schröder
Member of the Executive Committee
DATEV
Andreas Unseld
Partner
Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners
Andreas Lenz
Co-Founder & CEO
t3n – digital pioneers
FORMER CAPTAINS
Danielle Dias Coutinho
Head of PR
Allianz's Venture Capital
Alex Holzreiter
Senior Manager Adobe Alliance
Accenture Interactive
Ralf Kleber
VP, Country Manager
Amazon.com
Lea-Sophie Cramer
Founder & MD
AMORELIE, Sonoma Internet GmbH
Ralf Wintergerst
CEO
Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Jesper Doub
CEO
SPIEGEL ONLINE
Dr. Paul-Bernhard Kallen
CEO
Hubert Burda Media
Andy Cunningham
Former PR advisor to Steve Jobs
at Apple, Pixar and NExT
Alexander Kudlich
Member of the Management Board
Rocket Internet
Miriam Wohlfarth
Founder & Managing Director
RatePAY
Nathan Blecharczyk
Co-Founder & CTO
airbnb
Dr. Philipp Kreibohm
Founder & CEO
Home24
Titus Dittmann
Founder
Titus Skateboarding & Skate-aid
Julian Riedlbauer
Partner
GP Bullhound
Stephanie Czerny
Managing Director
DLD Media
Vera Schneevoigt
Managing Director
Fujitsu
Florian Gschwandtner
Co-Founder & CEO
Runtastic
Martin Wild
CDO
MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group
Lukasz Gadowski
Entrepreneur & Investor
Ulrich Schäfer
Chief Business-Editor
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Philipp Rösler
CEO
Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation & Former Federal Minister of Economics and Technology of Germany
Stefan Langefeld
COO
PANTAFLIX AG
Nina Zimmermann
Managing Director Digital Publishing
Hubert Burda Media
Rüdiger Linhof
CIO/Musician
StartupAlmGmbh/Sportfreunde Stiller
Topic Tables 2019
AI & Education
How can Artificial Intelligence transform the future of education and how does human machine interaction affect teachers and students?
Services&Intelligence
APIs and the future of tech
How can APIs help us to innovate, connect, and move faster when it comes to new technology in the hospitality sectore?
Services&Intelligence
Access to education for all
How can AI and IoT etc. help with providing everybody free access to education / training / finding a suitable and qualified job? How can we use technology to engage future children?
Hardware&Iot
AgTech Innovations in Europe
The agricultural market is growing rapidly and carries a lot of challenges. European Farmer's have to acquire to structural changes and adapt a different mindset. Acceptance of innovation and technology is a key opportunity in this field.
Services&Intelligence
Applied Machine Learning
Use cases in data science and machine learning in different industries
Services&Intelligence
Are headhunters the answer to unemployment?
Unemployment in Germany, and especially in Bavaria, is at an all-time low making it difficult to find and retain the best employees. Here we would like to discuss how to acquire excellent staff in times of full employment.
Services&Intelligence
Show All
Augmented Reality Trainings
This discussion resolves around the strategic use of Augmented Reality in company processes (trainings, maintenance etc.) using scenarios with the most value added. Furthermore, we will discuss AR Business Models and consider the advantages and disadvantages of implementation.
Hardware&Iot
Automotive industry & Startups
Automotive industry embracing the startup culture and collaborating with early stage innovators to shape the future of mobility. Where to start? How to move fast in the conservative environment?
Mobility&Transportation
Bank and startup collaboration
The primary goal for many banks should be to introduce innovative concepts to their customers. This is made possible by collaborating with a startup. Bankassurance is said to come back in a new wave but what other opportunities are still out there?
Banking&Insurances
Bank data’s potential
Discussion about the value and potential of bank transaction data. How to understand the customer’s needs based on this data in terms individualised recommendations
Banking&Insurances
Becoming a Medtech Founder
This table is for computer scientists (data science, iOS development, etc.) who would like to co-found a MedTech company. Let's discuss and exchange ideas about possibilities and opportunities.
Services&Intelligence
Beyond Buzzword: AI in practice
AI, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Rule-Engines - There are a lot of buzz words in the market but which one really does deliver reliable results to create new or better products? Let's share this experience!
Services&Intelligence
Blockchain changes the world
Our world is changing at a rapid pace and Blockchain is putting this process on completely new tracks. Almost all companies could benefit from the Blockchain technology, not only financial companies.
Banking&Insurances
Blockchain for social good
Blockchain is a technology very well aligned with the sharing economy. So, what are the potential application fields that we can use it in?
Services&Intelligence
China - compete & connect
China is on the rise to be the next digital economy superpower. How can we compete against them, connect with them and what can we learn from them?
Commerce&Marketplaces
China and India, threat or opportunity?
What can the developed world leverage from growing economies such as India and China?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Could outer space be a new business branch?
Space mining, tourism and the future of using outer space as a form of business
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Cryptocurrency in eCommerce
Discussion of the potential cryptocurrencies can function as an alternative means for payment in eCommerce and trade. How does a crypto infrastructure work and what to keep in mind in legal and tax terms.
Banking&Insurances
Cryptocurrency versus regular cash
Does cryptocurrency really have a future over regular cash.
Banking&Insurances
Cybersecurity must-knows
What are the hot topics in cybersecurity? Join the table to talk and learn bout the most important cybersecurity threats which can affect your growing business.
Services&Intelligence
Data Protection - Security and Compliance Management
Are you concerned about privacy? How can we protect our Data? Is GDPR/DSGVO the solution to everything?
Services&Intelligence
Data sharing and Open Banking
Chances for FinTechs and Banks within PSD2. How open banking can contribute to the customer experience. How banks can build their own ecosystems.
Banking&Insurances
Digital Innovation Scouting
Trying to manage a professional innovation scouting process in your own company by engaging the right people, getting quantitative and qualitative feedback and building up your own knowledge base.
Services&Intelligence
Digital Innovations Management
The exchange of thoughts, best practices and insider tipps from and for digital innovation managers in corporates, who are struggling to move established processes into an agile innovation world.
Services&Intelligence
Digitalization in gastronomy
Discussion of possibilities to digitalise processes in gastronomy. Does gastronomy need digitalisation? Which opportunities do restaurateurs achieve from digitalising their customer experiences?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Disrupting Travel
The travel industry is changing rapidly: apartments are no longer just for locals and hotels are no longer just for travellers. An international microstays leader provider transforms the sector.
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Do women network differently?
Do women network differently? Is it easier or harder for them to build strong business relationships? We want to discuss how female networking might be different and what we can learn from it.
Services&Intelligence
Dynamic Pricing (AI) at Stores
Dynamic Pricing is common in online retailing - But how would customers react to Dynamic Pricing in local stores? Which possibilies could arise for retailers aiming to sell "for the right price"?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Energy & Resources
Alternative energies, changes of usage in energy, environmental friendly energies, blockchain and other technologies that could alternate the energy sector for its benefit.
Commerce&Marketplaces
Entrepreneurial Universities
Discussion to re-think the role of universities within entrepreneurial ecosystems. How to leverage their resources and capabilities to foster the emergence and growth of entrepreneurial ecosystem ?
Services&Intelligence
Future beyond the car
Over the next 10-15 years the market will transform from car ownership to on-demand mobility. In fact, what we will see is a Triple Disruption: On-demand - EVs - Autonomous
Mobility&Transportation
Geo Intelligence
Geo Intelligence gains more and more relevance in the business intelligence sector and within marketing strategies. Which geo data sources are available nowadays and how can they be turned into valuable and smart data?
Services&Intelligence
Health Care Marketing
What are important marketing strategies for healthcare specialists?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Health content marketing
We will be discussing online content marketing for brandnew, healthy foodchains when competing with renown companies such as Starbucks.
Entertainment&Lifestyle
How Autonomous vehicles learn to see
Development of AI systems for perception and decision making 2.0
Mobility&Transportation
How PR helps your business
How Public Relations helps your business when it comes to finding customers, investors or new staff. Rules, insights and best practices to get good press coverage to kickstart your startup business.
Services&Intelligence
How Tech disrupts Fashion
How will the fashion retail industry adapt itself to the disrupting advances of innovation and technology?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
How VC enables Autonomous Cars
The role of Venture Capital for technology enabling autonomous mobility and how Automotive OEMs can leverage on this development.
Mobility&Transportation
How can healthcare harness the power of blockchain?
Commerce&Marketplaces
How can we incorporate all ages in the workforce?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
How can we incorporate traditional philosophy in modern businesses?
Commerce&Marketplaces
How to attract diverse Talent
How can leaders retain diverse talent in the midst of intense disruption, layoffs and market shifts? Employers must let diverse voices represent their company brand to attract and retain diversity.
Services&Intelligence
How to become a leader that employees adore
Steve Jobs, Machiavelli and Elon Musk all have one thing in common: they have/had enormous success in their business but don't/didn't show a very positive attachment to their employees. Does one thing depend on the other? Can we even have successful leaders that are likewise adored and not resented by their business community?
Services&Intelligence
How to protect your IP
The easier an idea is to copy, the better it needs to be protected. The value of patents, designs and trademarks (i.e. concerning Industry 4.0, IoT and AI) is becoming increasingly more important.
Hardware&IoT
ICO Made in Germany
How does an ICO work? What are the advantages of an ICO over equity such as shares, debentures etc?
Banking&Insurances
ICO vs direct investment
Discovering the pros and cons of investing in ICO versus direct investments and vice versa
Services&Intelligence
Impact Investing
The face of Venture Capital is changing, funds are adapting to ESG standards and startups increasingly address the pressing questions of our time. Is sustainability on track to become the new mainstream?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Inclusive Innovation
How digital technologies can fill the gaps we currently have in society, by either providing financial inclusion, helping people with disabilities or promoting better living conditions for less affluent families.
Services&Intelligence
Incorporation of new finch technologies globally
Banking&Insurances
Increasing Team efficiency resulting in increased output
How many teammembers make up the perfect team size? Does remote teamwork work? How often does the team have to physically meet in today's virtual world? These and many more questions should answer our question to what extent team efficiency impacts business results.
Services&Intelligence
Individual Training & FitTech
Discussion about individual Training in Endurance- & Strength Training and the trend in the topic of FitTech.
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Influence of PropTechs on a shortage of housing
Can PropTechs find digital solutions for shortage of housing in big cities? Does it make sense to found a PropTech right now? And if so, where do you start and how do you receive funding?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Info- & Entertainment Shows in today's world
What is your standpoint to a new, interactive Gaming Cinema Plattform? Do you believe Gamification will gain more importance in the next few years?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Invest in Niedersachsen
Learn more about the Start-up Eco-System and the Start-up community in Niedersachsen. We promote Start-ups by offering Seed Capital (a new fund of €25 Mio.) and with smart money! Visit our website: www.startup.nds.de
Hardware&IoT
Is globalisation straining our resources instead of saving them?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Leadership & Self-Organisation
How to enable organisational agility and self-organisation at a structural and governance level? How to prevent chaos while building people oriented (self)leadership into your organisational DNA?
Services&Intelligence
Leadership in times of change
What are the soft skills future leaders need to acquire in order to build up and lead a successful and sustainable business?
Services&Intelligence
MedTech Startups & Investors
The discussion may evolve around topics like opportunities and risks posed by medical approval (new MDR), financing needs during growth stage (Series A/B), going to the US market (FDA approval) and many more.
Commerce&Marketplaces
MedTech and Digital Health
Startups and investors discuss the latest developments and the future in digital medicine and healthcare. Additional topics include fundraising, data privacy, regulatory approval and reimbursement.
Hardware&IoT
Nextland - Reinventing Organisations
Nextland is a land where organisations are purpose driven, self-organised, transparent and flexible to adapt to the VUCA world. Employees are respected as humans and are not part of a machine.
Entertainment&Lifestyle
One currency for the entire world, would that work?
What is your opinion on this?
Banking&Insurances
Open banking: gone are the days of contractual and limited banking systems
Banking&Insurances
Personalisation in eCommerce
Discussing personalisation and engagement strategies to craft customised shopping experiences across all touchpoints and drive revenue and engagement throughout the customer journey.
Commerce&Marketplaces
Physical data is the fast gold
The importance of capturing physical engagement data along the customer journey. Data is the new gold - we are ignoring the offline data that we could be collecting. Empower analytics, service and customers.
Services&Intelligence
Physical data is the fast gold
The importance of capturing physical engagement data along the customer journey. Data is the new gold - we are ignoring the offline data that we could be collecting. Empower analytics, service and customers.
Services&Intelligence
Podcasts for Startups & Corporates
A podcast could benefit every company if it is set up correctly. Driving sales and awareness or building up your network are possible outcomes. Let's discuss how to create a podcast for your business over a beer.
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Profit for Purpose
Let's meet up to talk about your ideas on how to create a societal or environmental impact with a clear profit. Will impact investing and impact entrepreneurship be the new norm?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Recruiting Software Developers
Today, developers demand more transparency, authenticity and real job insights. We will discuss what companies could do better to attract appropriate candidates and the lessons learned.
Services&Intelligence
Regulatory - ICOs in GER & EU
Discussion about the future of european Cryptocurrencies & ICOs and the Regulatory requirements. Let's talk about opportunities and risks for the upcoming years for the cryptocommunity.
Banking&Insurances
Responsible Leadership
Every human being can make a crucial contribution to positive social change. We see the individual commitment of leaders as a unique lever for change. What is a responsible leader? Are you one?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Safe Outsourcing
How do you find a good software development team? We will discuss the pitfalls of remote software development, the no-go signs in negotiation and software development agreement and best practices.
Services&Intelligence
Scale & automated sales for SMB
How to scale and automate sales for any business? Many are struggling to answer this question clearly because sales is everywhere – it’s complex, and it’s the lifeblood of any fast growing business.
Services&Intelligence
Scale Up!
What KPIs should founders focus on in the early stage when scaling their businesses and when aiming to raise funding?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Scaling SaaS Startups
Growth Hacking for SaaS Startups
Services&Intelligence
Scaling Startups
Building up a startup from scratch to 10, 20 and eventually 100+ employees is a huge challenge. Let's discuss common mistakes, do's and don'ts and how one can achieve these numbers!
Commerce&Marketplaces
Scaling your startup with limited resources
A lack of funds and qualified employees are regular issues for startups. Let’s discuss the ways to balance costs and productivity when hiring in-house teams, outsourcing companies, and freelancers.
Services&Intelligence
Stagnating population growth - the new world order?
With the increasing prices and lack of time to raise and sustain families.
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Startup Financing
How do you work with VCs?
Services&Intelligence
Startups in Israel
The Startup-Network in Israel has been booming for several years now and german companies are highly interested in collaborating with this scene. This will be the main focus of our discussion, including hot topics such as IoT, AI and Life-Science.
Hardware&Iot
Storytelling for the Next Generations
How to create brand storytelling for the future: a deeper understanding of how to tell brand stories and create brand contents for the next generation.
Commerce&Marketplaces
Tech4Impact
What is the role of entrepreneurs in leveraging technologies that combine economic profitability with a sustainable cause? What technologies are best suited to create such societal impact?
Commerce&Marketplaces
Technical startups and businesses
A discussion about scientific or technical startup and business development, which is not solely focused on coding.
Services&Intelligence
The Future Of Mobility
How will social, economic and technological trends disrupt the future of mobility? What is achievable and what is a delusional prediction for the next 15-20 yrs? These and many more questions will be top of mind for this topic.
Mobility&Transportation
The future of urban mobility
Discussion about the future of on-demand, shared, emission-free and eventually autonomous urban mobility and its potential downsides.
Mobility&Transportation
The importance of Asset Management
Is Asset management coming to an end with the advent of blockchain technology?
Banking&Insurances
The marijuana industry
More and more countries are legalising Marijuana. This industry is unsurprisingly generating billions. What is your opinion on the morality of such a case happening around the world?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
The new customer journey
Today the vast majority of our customers' buying impulses are stimulated by influencers. How will the future customer journey look like and what kind of innovative solution will be needed to cover the demand of a convenient shopping experience.
Commerce&Marketplaces
The progress to cashless societies, could this be possible in the next 5 years?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
The psychology of the modern entrepreneur (passion or profit)
Services&Intelligence
The sustainable modern workplace
How to do away with Germany’s culture of paper work for something more efficient and environmentally friendly
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Threat Vulnerability Management
How can we avoid hackers? A closer look into advanced protection management
Services&Intelligence
Token Engineering
Discussion and exchange about the importance of token engineering for preparing a successful ICO. Token engineering is about connecting the value added of a company or protocol with a token.
Banking&Insurances
Top-Down Environment protection
Awareness for environmental protection is primarily created by NGOs & small groups with low budgets. This very important tpoic aims to discuss the possibilities of creating awareness and create a change from a Top-Down Level starting at C-Level.
Services&Intelligence
Using AI for enhancing UX
We will be discussing the current and future possibilities of Artificial Intelligence to provide a better Customer Experience and how to influence the customer's behaviour with it.
Services&Intelligence
Voice Assistants (Alexa, ...)
We will discuss the status quo of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home or other voice interfaces. What business models exist? How can your company or service profit from a voice assistant?
Hardware&Iot
What jobs are at risk with the rise of AI?
Services&Intelligence
Why is cash still king?
Why hasn't mobile payment outperformed every other payment method yet, especially cash?
Entertainment&Lifestyle
Women in tech - logistics
You're working in the logistics sector and have a passion for technology? Then let's have a discussion about approaching digital innovations in a male dominated logistics industry (not directed at females only).
Mobility&Transportation
Would a decentralised future concerning technology be beneficial?
Such as not having dedicated servers and having more open ended storage methods of information.
Entertainment&Lifestyle
FAQ
Where will the Oktoberfest networking take place?

The Oktoberfest networking will take place in the Schottenhamel tent at the Oktoberfest, which is located at Theresienwiese in Munich.

At what time does the Oktoberfest networking start and how long does it go?

The Oktoberfest networking starts at 9 am. Your seat will be reserved for you, but you have to be punctual to take your place. It’s important to stay at least for 3-4 hours.

How can I choose my Table at the Oktoberfest Networking?

As a ticket owner, you will receive an email with access to our selection tool before the event starts (approximately 3 days prior to the event). With this tool you can choose your seat at one of the tables. According to the "first-come-first-serve“-principle you can choose your favorite Table Captain OR Topic Table.

When can I choose my Table Captain or Topic Table?

The selection process will start approximately 3 days before the event. We’ll keep you updated regarding the exact starting date.

How does the Table Captain networking work?

On October 1st, 2019 around 150 tables at the Oktoberfest will be hosted by a Table Captain (a well-known, successful internet expert, CEO, CTO, investor, editor-in-chief etc.). Ask questions, get advice and make worthwhile contacts that move your business idea to the next level.

Can it occur that my Table Captain cancels?

Unfortunately, a change in Table Captains cannot be ruled out. We will inform you as soon as possible, but we’re not responsible for short-term cancellations. We’ll ask the Table Captain to contact you directly via e-mail so that you have the chance to ask all your questions.

How does the Topic Table Networking work?

On October 1st, 2019 around 150 tables at the Oktoberfest will have a specific topic. As of now, you can hand in topic suggestions. We will select the most exciting ones, which will then be discussed at these tables. Talk to interesting people, get new viewpoints, advice and make worthwhile contacts that move your business idea to the next level

Do I get catering?

You will get two vouchers (one for food and one for beverage) for the Oktoberfest networking. You receive these vouchers during the first two conference days at the International Congress Center.