Programme 2018

Keynote Speaker 2018

Wolf Lotter

Journalist and founding member of the business magazine 'brand eins'.
Innovation - we are the change

Modernisation, it is often claimed, is only a question of technology. Wrong. It is a question of "personnel" and the "personal". In the 21st century, what we really need is a new understanding of our own role as innovators. As facilitators, entrepreneurs and self-determiners. Wolf Lotter has focused on the most important part of transformation in his new book 'Innovation, STreitschrift für barrierefreies Denken': On ourselves. Innovatiom must be taken personally.

Dr. Auma Obama

Sociologist and Founder of Sauti Kuu Foundation
You Are Your Future -lust for life rather than frustration with life

Dr. Auma Obama was born in Kenya and grew up there. She studied in Germany and received a doctoral degree from the University of Bayreuth. For several years, Dr. Obama lived and worked in Germany and the UK before returning to Kenya, where she worked for the aid organisation CARE International. Alongside her work for the foundation, Dr. Auma Obama is a member of many initiatives. On stage, she will present the Sauti Kuu Model. More information are available here.

Dr. Julia Shaw

Memory Hacker & Psychological Scientist UCL, Best Selling Autor
Disrupt Remembering: How AI is changing the way we remember

Can artificial intelligence improve how we remember our lives? And could this help HR? Disrupting the science of remembering, Dr Shaw takes us on a journey into the depths of our brains and helps us come out as technophiles. Let her show you why we should embrace technology to outsource remembering, and improve our company culture. Get more information here.

John Stepper

Author and Pioneer of "Working out Loud"

WOL: The missing piece in your company´s change program.
Most change programs at work fail. Culture change, digital transformation, innovation. Companies may have the tools they need, and may even have the management support and strategy they need, but something else is always missing. Working Out Loud can be the missing piece. More information available here.

David Vitrano

VP XING E-Recruiting, Member of Executive Board l powered by XING
New Recruiting: How HR can contribute to business sucess in the age of digitalisation

David Vitrano will be discussing the latest developments in digitalisation, technology and society and will show how you can evaluate these developments and use them to boost recruitment. One issue he will be addressing is time to hire, a business metric which is becoming increasingly important. More information available here.

Barbara Wittmann

Member of Executive Team, LinkedIn DACH l powered by LinkedIn
Finding and developing talent – strategic hiring in times of Artificial Intelligence

In this presentation you will see where HR is headed and what role the industry will play to shape this future. It will show how AI helps hire the right workforce, as well as what automation in recruiting means going forward. More information available here.

Twin Peaks 2018

Digital Transformation at Haniel - a case study

Heidi Moser

Head of HR, ratioform Verpackungen GmbH

More information about her keynote speech together with Dirk Müller, CIO of Franz Haniel & Cie. and CEO of the Haniel Digital Unit Schacht One, are available here.

Dirk Müller

CIO Franz Haniel & Cie. and CEO Schacht One

More information about his keynote speech together with Heidi Moser, Head of HR, ratioform Verpackungen GmbH, are available here.

Decoding Global Talent - 366,000 professionals from 197 countries and their attitudes to job preferences and mobility

Rudi Bauer

Chief Evangelist, StepStone | powerde by StepStone

The keynote is a twin peak together with Prof. Dr. Rainer Strack, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group. Find more information here.

Prof Dr. Rainer Strack

Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group | powered by StepStone

The keynote is a twin peak together with Rudi Bauer, Chief Evangelist, StepStone. Find more information here.

Corporate Rebels: Join the workplace revolution

Pim de Morree und Joost Minnaar

Co-founders of Corporate Rebels

All presentations on the Keynote Stage will be simultaneously translated into English or German.

More Speakers 2018

Aya Jaff

Founder and CEO, CoDesign Factory GmbH
Rolemodel for Young Female Talents

Aya Jaff has been called "Mrs Code" by the ZEIT newspaper and "20 under 20 Digital Pioneer" in the trade journal t3n. She was born in Iraq in 1995 and as founder and managing director of CoDesign Factory GmbH works with well-known startup entrepreneurs and creatives to develop innovative products and services for companies. More information available here.

Michael O. Schmutzer

Founder & CEO, Design Offices GmbH

"If you don't radically rethink your vision of the working world, you'll soon find that there's no longer any place for you in it."

As an entrepreneur of the world of work, Michael O. Schmutzer decided to found Design Offices in 2008, which became the number one for New Work and Corporate Coworking in Germany. Many renowned national and international companies appreciate the visionary concept and pioneering architecture of Design Offices. 2018, he was honored with the New Work Award.


“Initiative Chefsache”

Panel discussions with high-calibre speakers

"Equal opportunities for management positions in the digital age"

Women are still clearly under-represented at the top management levels of German companies. Less than 10 percent of board seats are currently filled by women. Although a balanced gender ratio in management is widely recognised as a competitive advantage, it is still proving difficult to achieve in practice. Particularly in the digital age, employees that want a successful career will need to engage with the rapid changes occurring across all aspects of life and be prepared to shape those changes. There is a demand for skills such as chaos management and empathy.

But what conditions do companies need to create to ensure both female and male talents are given equal opportunities to become leadership personalities? How can talent development be reinvented so that reflected leadership no longer makes a distinction between the genders.

Look forward to a lively debate with high-calibre representatives from the Initiative including speakers from:

Margitta Eichelbaum

Marketing Manager Cloud, IBM Deutschland GmbH

Armin von Buttlar

Member of Broad
Aktion Mensch e.V.

Norbert Kunz

CEO, Socialimpact

Julia von Winterfeldt

Founder & CEO

Anna Kaiser

Founder and CEO, Tandemploy

Aya Jaff

Founder and CEO, CoDesign Factory

Sylvia Tarves

Founder and CEO, LEADING WOMEN business network

Margitta Eichelbaum

Marketing Manager Cloud, IBM Deutschland GmbH

Norbert Janzen

CEO IBM Deutschland GmbH, Director Human Resources DACH IMT

Dr. Julia Sperling

Doctor, neuroscientist, partner McKinsey & Company

Anaïs Fabinger

Vice-President, HR Digital & Innovation
Deutsche Telekom AG

Regina Mehler

Serial Founder, Founder Women Speaker Foundation

Thomas Uhle

Federal Office for Personnel Management of the Bundeswehr and Head of Department for Personnel Management of Civil Personnel of the Bundeswehr

Discuss via Twitter #Chefsache #Chancengerechtigkeit. We look forward to your experiences, ideas and comments.

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