Look forward to a top-class line-up of international keynote speakers:
Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour
17 September 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1
Europe’s leading expo event dedicated to the world of work will be welcoming a high-ranking politician for its 20th anniversary. Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, will be opening the Zukunft Personal Europe 2019.
“The exhibition Zukunft Personal Europe has been showcasing innovative and inspiring ideas for the development of human resource management for 20 years now. It offers the space to exchange and discuss ideas and shows innovative product solutions that provide answers to the challenges of an increasingly digital, global and faster-moving working world,” said Federal Minister Hubertus Heil ahead of the exhibition.
Panel discussion "Working in the digital future"
17 September 2019 | 10:15 a.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1
What changes has digital transformation already triggered in the working world and what other developments will shape our work in the digital future? IBM Germany and the trade union ver.di supported a survey on this question which has been carried out in collaboration with the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs. The results will be discussed during a panel debate with:
- Katrin-Cécile Ziegler, presenter
- Birgit Bohle, Human Resources Director, Deutsche Telekom
- Lothar Schröder, Member of Federal Executive Board, ver.di
- Marie-Christine Fregin, Postdoc ROA Maastricht/WZB Berlin and INPUT Consulting
- Norbert Janzen, Management Board, IBM Germany and Director of Human Resources (HR) for Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Tour of the exhibition
After the discussion, the Federal Minister will be guided round the exhibition to see the current product solutions offered by exhibitors and will also visit the “Future of Work” Village which gives visitors a tangible experience of the future of work in four facets: Spaces, Tool & Methods, Leadership & Culture and Skills & Competences.
Sebastian Kolberg, Vice President Change Management - Digital Transformation, Bayer AG
17 September 2019 | 1:15 p.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1
"Digitale Transformation at Bayer" ■
Sebastian Kolberg, Change Manager at Bayer, is talking about digital transformation at Bayer: How can you drive digital transformation in a company with 150 years of history and diverse business areas? Where to begin and what to focus on? How to communicate and create offerings to employees and leaders to drive engagement and concrete results?
Keynote Speaker Sebastian Kolberg
Sebastian Kolberg has over 14 years of experience in working in Learning and Leadership Development and leading transformation projects in an international environment.
- Before joining Bayer he has worked as international management consultant.
- 2011-2018 he has been responsible as Global Head of Learning & Training for the development of the Bayer Academy covering Leadership and Functional Academies and the Community Management and Bayer´s Learning Transformation.
- Since 2018 he is responsible to lead the Change Management for the Digital Transformation at Bayer.
Dr. Jens Stief, CEO, XING E-Recruiting GmbH
17 September 2019 | 3:00 p.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1 | hosted by Xing E-Recruiting ■
Dr. Jens Stief has extensive experience in digital transformation. He has developed a portfolio of successful software and service companies and knows exactly how to go about attracting top talent!
Keynote Speaker Dr. Jens Stief
With doctorates in Business Administration and Information Technology from Germany and the USA, Jens Stief has worked as Managing Director and Executive Director of media and IT companies.
- He presided over the digital transformation of the Thieme Publishing Group as Chief Digital Officer and also drove forward the expansion of CompuGroup Medical, the leading German software provider in the medical and healthcare sector in Asia and Africa as Senior Vice President.
- As Executive Director of Allgeier IT Solutions AG, he developed a portfolio of software and service companies and as CEO of ESRI Deutschland, he spearheaded the transformation of the company’s software business.
- At XING, Dr. Stief is management spokesman of XING E-Recruiting GmbH and Co. KG, helping German medium-sized and large companies to attract top talent.
Lucas Sauberschwarz, Managing Partner, Venture Idea
18 September 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1
"Good Job! New impulses for an absurd working world"
You can only do a good job if you have a good job. New Work has logically become the buzzword of our time and companies are already trying to react to the opportunities and challenges of the new working world. Unfortunately, they use conventional tools far too often and such tools simply aren't sharp enough for the times we now live in. So it's high time for new impulses.
Keynote Speaker Lucas Sauberschwarz
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." This statement tends to trigger frustration in most people because for 71% of Germans, work means "work-to-rule" and 14% have already inwardly resigned. This is neither a sign of a fulfilled life nor does it indicate well-tapped economic potential.
You can only do a good job if you have a good job. For example, happy workers are 31% more productive and three times more creative! New Work has logically become the buzzword of our time and companies are already trying to react to the opportunities and challenges of the new working world. Unfortunately, they use conventional tools far too often and such tools simply aren't sharp enough for the times we now live in. So it's high time for new impulses.
- Is it possible to work less and so achieve more?
- What happens to work if you no longer have a fixed workplace?
- Can you be happy in a world with no promotions?
- How can modern and successful leadership succeed apart from the existing hierarchy?
- Can I have a private life if it blends into my work?
Lucas Sauberschwarz is Managing Partner of the strategy consultancy, Venture Idea, which was recently distinguished as Germany's best medium-sized consultancy for innovation & growth by the weekly business news magazine Wirtschaftswoche. The company's mission: Work should allow you to lead a happy life. To do this, Lucas Sauberschwarz leaves the "old working world" behind him to break new ground. He is shaping innovation & New Work in large companies not just in project work but also in his role as an expert, for example with his Amazon bestseller "Das Comeback der Konzerne" (The comeback of corporations), his book on New Work "Good Job" and his work as co-director of the Center for New Work at the SGMI Institute of Management in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Marion Rövekamp, Chairwoman Human Resources & Law, EWE AG
18 September 2019 | 12:00 a.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1
"Shaping the energy world through the power of diversity" ■
EWE Chairwoman Marion Rövekamp describes, why she wants to unfold more diversity at the energy and telecommunications company EWE AG in Oldenburg, Northwestern Germany. What will EWE gain? What kind of chances can be expected, what kind of challenges will have to be dealt with? How can a corporation, that is innovative as well as traditional, grow from within and win new professionals at the same time? Which measures has EWE introduced so far, what do first learnings look like? How does the company plan tracking its own development?
Keynote Speaker Marion Rövekamp
EWE Chairwoman Marion Rövekamp describes, why she wants to unfold more diversity at the energy and telecommunications company EWE AG in Oldenburg, Northwestern Germany. What will EWE gain? What kind of chances can be expected, what kind of challenges will have to be dealt with? How can a corporation, that is innovative as well as traditional, grow from within and win new professionals at the same time? Which measures has EWE introduced so far, what do first learnings look like? How does the company plan tracking its own development? Next to insights, what diversity means for and at EWE, the keynote presentation includes examples of how a bright variety of approaches and working methods can bring about new forms of collaboration. How hierarchies can become flatter and the exchange in companies boosted. Marion Rövekamp reports from her extensive management experience at Deutsche Telekom, Deutsche Bahn, diverse projects as management consultant and now EWE Chairwoman. She shows, how human resources fuels, supports and facilitates change.
- Law Studies, first and second state examination in Germany
- Since 1990: Deutsche Telekom AG, 2002 to 2005: Manager of the "People Development & Culture" department at the business customer subsidiary T-Systems GmbH
- 2005 to 2011: Acting Partner of the HR consulting company taxo management consulting GmbH
- 2011 to 2018: Chairwoman Human Resources at the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Regio AG
- Since 2018: Chairwoman Human Resources & Law at EWE AG
Dr. Lars Janzik, CEO, Vertical Media (Gründerszene)
18 September 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Startup Stage | Hall 2.1
"How artificial intelligence wins your trust -challenges and opportunities for tomorrow's HR and recruiting." ■■■
Artificial intelligence is regarded as the future of science and business. The use of AI leads to far-reaching changes with clear consequences for the labour market and the world of work. Vertical Media CEO Dr. Lars Janzik (Gründerszene) examines the challenges, risks and opportunities that arise with the use of AI for HR and recruiting, in particular how the perception and formation of trust is changing.
Keynote Speaker Dr. Lars Janzik
Since January 2018, Dr. Lars Janzik is CEO of Vertical Media. Until then, from March 2015, he was responsible for the digital products of the media brand WELT, an Axel Springer company. Previously, he served as Senior Director Product Management CE for the online recruiting specialist Monster, as well as in various executive positions for the software manufacturer Magix. Furthermore, in 2011 Lars completed his PhD on user innovation in online communities.
Kerstin Rücker, Director HR & Organization Development, Eckes-Granini Group
19 September 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1 ■
The Eckes-Granini Group GmbH does not spend much time theorising, it prefers to take action. The company has therefore evolved into a creative place for strategists, developers and "doers" and has proved very successful in bringing new products onto the market. In her keynote, Kerstin Rücker will be revealing how Eckes-Granini makes the most of staff potential and works with employees to challenge the existing state of affairs, experiment with new ideas and continue with tried and tested concepts.
Keynote Speaker Kerstin Rücker
The Eckes-Granini Group GmbH does not spend much time theorising, it prefers to take action. Especially when it concerns the people in this long-established company and how they work together. The concepts of leadership, innovation and culture play a key role here.
Innovation is essential for profitable growth and an important part of the corporate culture. Digitalisation also has a positive impact on international cooperation and networking and enriches tried and tested forms of work. This approach has turned Eckes-Granini into a creative place for strategists, developers and "doers" which is very successful in bringing new products onto the market.
In her presentation, Kerstin Rücker Director of Human Resources & Organization Development will be revealing how Eckes-Granini makes the most of staff potential and works together with employees and managers to challenge the existing state of affairs, experiment with new ideas and continue with tried and tested concepts.
After completing her degree in Business Administration and spending time in the USA and Sweden, Kerstin Rücker moved into management consultancy and worked for over 15 years at Accenture in roles with differing levels of responsibility. At Eckes-Granini Group, she is responsible for both national and international aspects of human resource management and organisation development.
- Degree in Business Administration with periods spent in the USA and Sweden
- From 1998 to 2016, she worked at Accenture GmbH in various management roles with differing levels of responsibility.
- 2016-2018 Head of Organisation & Personnel Development of the Eckes-Granini Group GmbH
- Since 2018 Director of Human Resources & Organisation Development of the Eckes-Granini Group GmbH
Daniel Goffart, Chief Correspondent, FOCUS news magazine
19 September 2019 | 12:00 a.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1
"The end of the middle class"... and what we need to do about it
As middle-class children, we visited good schools, studied for free and could look forward to a permanent job, a pension scheme and protection against dismissal. Now Germany is crippling itself - with every click on Google, Apple and Facebook. Daniel Goffart confronts the trivializers in politics and business with facts and figures and shows what needs to be done to distribute value fairly in the era of digitalisation and the platform economy.
Keynote Speaker Daniel Goffart
The middle class needs to say goodbye to the world as we knew it. The high-tech gurus whisper the word "disruption" but hardly anybody talks about the true extent of the "destruction" they are heralding. At the same time, the "Industrial Revolution 4.0" is becoming a digital campaign of destruction on the labour market. Hundreds of professions are disappearing and nobody knows how our already overburdened social security systems will survive. But what happens with a society based on participation, work and the prosperity of a broad middle class? How can we achieve fair compensation for the casualties of digitalisation? How can we defend ourselves against the triumphal march of surveillance capitalism and the appropriation of public space by three Internet companies? Daniel Goffart confronts the trivializers and appeasers in politics and business with facts and figures and shows what needs to be done to distribute value fairly in the era of digitalisation and the platform economy.
Daniel Goffart was born in 1961 and started his career as a lawyer, working in management roles for a German corporate group. He has been writing about political and economic issues and the major players in government, business and society for more than 20 years. His articles appear in major daily newspapers. Goffart used to be Business & Politics editor of the leading German-language business newspaper "Handelsblatt" and is now chief correspondent of the news magazine FOCUS in Berlin. He has published books on Peer Steinbrück, Helmut Kohl and Ursula von der Leyen.
Laura Dekker, motivational speaker, author, world traveller, professional skipper
19 September 2019 | 1:00 p.m. | Startup Stage | Hall 2.1
"How to conquer the world if everyone tells you no." ■
In 2010, Laura Dekker set out to sail around the world - on her own. At the age of 16 she became the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe alone. In her keynote Laura Dekker talks about the obstacles she had to overcome during and what she is doing with that now.
Keynote Speaker Laura Dekker
In 2010, Laura Dekker set out to sail around the world - on her own. Eighteen months and more than 27,000 miles later, at the age of 16 she became the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe alone. In her keynote Laura Dekker will talk about her astounding solo voyage around the world and the many obstacles she had to endure and overcome during the trip. But also before the trip like fighting and convincing the Dutch childcare and government that she was able to do this, and the many naysayers telling her she couldn't do it and she was insane.
How do you keep going when everyone tell you no? When even the government tells you no, why was she so determined to this? In this lecture Laura talks about these problems she had to face, why she kept fighting and what kept her going. The many adventure she had along the way thought her lessons she would have never learned in school and which she happily shares with the audience telling them how it changed her life and what she is doing with that now.
John Strelecky, author of "The Why Cafe" und "Big Five for Life" as well as CEO, Aspen Light Publishing
19 September 2019 | 4:15 p.m. | Keynote Stage | Hall 2.1 | hosted by stellenanzeigen.de
"Living your big five for life at work and away."
Join John Strelecky, author of the "Das Cafe am Rande der Welt" and "Big Five for Life" series of books for an entertaining and inspiring lecture on living an amazing life. He will be talking about the integration of life, work, and what matters most to us. Strelecky will also be discussing our role as leaders, even if the only one we lead, is ourselves.
Keynote Speaker John Strelecky
John Strelecky is a #1 Bestselling inspirational author. When he isn’t writing, John is often outdoors in his kayak, riding a surfboard, playing beach volleyball, or traveling the world with his family. Their longest adventure was a year-long backpacking trip to see animals in the wilds of Africa, Malaysia and Australia.
Strelecky was born and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He completed his aviation training and spent two years working as a pilot before failing themedical exam for United Airlines due to a previously undiagnosed heart condition.
In interviews, Strelecky has called this one of the lowest points in his life. "I had been working since I wastwelve years old. All the jobs no one else would do. Two and three jobs at a time during the summers.In addition to working at night while I was in college, I would take up to twenty-one credit hours persemester, because everything after fifteen was free. After doing all the things that were supposed to be'right,' it was all taken away because of something I had no control over."
Strelecky's low point continued when a year and a half later he applied and was denied admittance to theprestigious Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In response to a note onthe bottom of the denial letter, he called the school and was informed that his denial was due to a "lackof significant work experience." Strelecky sent a letter a letter to the admissions office explaining what itwas like as a pilot, with people's lives on the line moment by moment. Six months later he was admittedto the program.
Strelecky spent five years as a management consultant to large companies, ultimately leaving that in 2002 to pursue his love of travel. During that year, he backpacked around the world, covering more than three times the circumference of the earth.
Upon his return, he was inspired to write his first book "The Why Cafe". The success of that title inspired him to continue writing.
Relation between Keynote Speakers and Highlight Topics
All presentations on the Keynote Stage will be simultaneously translated into English or German.