Leadership Exchange on Digitalization Strategies

Data is key in the connected 4.0 economy. Yet no company has been able to fully unlock the potential Big Data and AI bear for supporting strategies, business models, practices and products. Front-runners proved well-applied big data analytics and AI can be decisive for a competitive edge. We’ve been discussing many of these cases at our Dialogs in recent years.

It goes without saying companies need a data strategy - based on a solid data governance framework - to be successful. The never-ending increase of connected touchpoints in digitalized societies makes it easy to collect huge amounts of data and data science helps to decide which data to collect and how to analyze it. But complex Big Data and AI ecosystems bear the risk of choosing wrong suppliers, partners and architecture. “One size fits all” does not exist. For more orientation digitalzation and data leaders discuss diverse strategies and use cases at this summit.

It is challenging for executives and their teams to develop future proof strategies in a VUCA world. At Leaders Dialog we discuss latest digitalization trends, new business models and new ways of management. We look into the latest implications and applications of AI, Big Data, Servitization and Industry 4.0.

Format

  • Best practices: Selected business cases
  • Matchmaking: Interests and competencies of all attendees
  • Networking: Matched and pre-arranged one on one meetings
  • Workshops: Confidential peer discussions
  • High level: Colleagues in similar positions
  • Decision support: Knowledge of an elite network for your projects, strategies and ideas
  • Ultra efficient: Personal agenda – optimal time invest
  • Chill out: Informal networking at after-event bar meeting
  • Online community and archive: Access new contacts and knowledge after the event

Topics

  • New Digital Business Models & Servitization
  • Big Data
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Data Governance
  • Data Fabric
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Industry 4.0 & IoT
  • Algorithmic Trust
  • Ecosystems and Partner Strategies
  • Digital Customer Journeys enabled by AI and Big Data
  • Total Experience (TX)
  • Distributed Enterprsie
  • Composable Enterprise
  • Hyperautomation
  • Blockchain Applications
  • Crypto
  • Sustainability
  • Major Regulatory Trends

Thomas Gsponer, Head of Data and Analytics, Molecular Partners AG

How to Underpin the Business Strategy with Data

  • Operating model and organizational readiness
  • Data ecosystem: Data platform + data governance
  • Use case: Speeding up data delivery for decision making
  • Implementing a minimum viable product within only 6 months

Natalie Schnippering, Head of Digital Services, Climate Solutions, Danfoss

Developing New Digital Business Models and Servitization at Danfoss

  • Creation of a digital business unit
  • Combining digital + green transformation
  • Monetizing value-added services
  • Building a SaaS business in an industrial company: creating the long-term ambition but executing one step at a time

Peter Strohm, Head of IT Operations, EMAG Machine Tools

Implementing a Data-Driven Business Model

  • Our data-driven use cases for machine tools
  • How to deal with customers’ reluctance to share data
  • How to gain acceptance for subscription-based services

Frank Kleinert, PhD, Director Business Excellence, Klöckner Pentaplast

Realtime Data Analytics to Improve Product Quality Globally

  • Connecting MES and ERP machine data and quality data from various production sites in a new cloud platform
  • Former silos become unified with a simplified and consolidated IT architecture
  • Realtime visualization and statistic algorithm in the background
  • “Traffic Light” frontend solution for machine operators
  • Results: Reduced complain rates and improved internal processes
  • Standardized cloud solution makes roll-out to all sites fast and easy

Andrea Dunbar, PhD, Group Head Edge AI & Vision, CSEM (also Lecturer at EPFL and Board Member Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise)

AI Enabling Better Digital Customer Journeys

  • Quality control use case
  • Data collection, augmentation and generation
  • Short outlook on Edge AI

Jonas Bachmann, Head of Customer Data & Business Analytics, BLS AG

Key Learnings from Five Years of Building up Advanced Analytics Capabilities

  • Strategy
  • People, skills, culture
  • Technology
  • Use cases

Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas

The Rise of AI in the Security Industry

  • Spotlight on progressing AI technologies impacting our industry
  • Future dreams vs current reality: How to determine which AI use cases are worth pursuing
  • AI use cases: development and examples from the field
  • Balancing risk & advantages from AI usage

Volker Glaeser, PhD, CEO HOSPITALITY.digital GmbH, Metro AG

Full-Scale Digital Transformation of Traditional Wholesale Company's Restaurant and Hotel Customers Business

  • Developing new data-based business models adding value to customers’ businesses
  • Convincing customers to share data
  • Integrating with customers’ digital infrastructure
  • Improving our market position through digital innovation
  • Innovation and growth: How we built up digital capabilities

Robert Hein, Executive Advisor (former CIO/COO), Berlin Brands Group

On the Path to AI Driven E-Commerce

  • Myths
  • Pitfalls
  • Opportunities

Great setup and organisation enabled high level networking and an open-minded exchange. Exciting presentations showed new perspectives.

Axel Vogelbruch, Global Head of Digitalization (CDO), BYK-Chemie GmbH

Very meaningful and relevant for me as a speaker as well as in the delegate role. In a relaxed atmosphere and a flexible setting I was happy to meet a lot of interesting new contacts during networking time. Thanks a lot.

Katharina Uribe Casillas, VP Global Business Development Automotive & Industrial, Kuehne + Nagel

Thank you for two exciting days in Zurich. Perfectly organized with an ideal number of attendees which allowed many inspiring meetings among decision makers.

Dr. Axel Thoma, Lecturer, University of St.Gallen

Outstanding opportunity to network with like-minded. Excellent Organization. Very interesting topics.

Domonkos Gaspar, Digital Solutions Leader, Roche

Very well organized event with practice-oriented, relevant presentations and time for extensive networking

Thomas Röttinger, CEO, Pewatron AG

21 March 2023
20:00Warm-Up Dinner
route twenty-six Steakhouse
Sheraton Zurich
22 March 2023Activity
07:30Start Registration
08:30Opening
08:45Key Learnings from Five Years of Building up Advanced Analytics Capabilities
  • Strategy
  • People, skills, culture
  • Technology
  • Use cases
    Jonas Bachmann, Head of Customer Data & Business Analytics, BLS AG
  • 09:15Developing New Digital Business Models and Servitization at Danfoss
  • Creation of a digital business unit
  • Combining digital + green transformation
  • Monetizing value-added services
  • Building a SaaS business in an industrial company: creating the long-term ambition but executing one step at a time
    Natalie Schnippering, Head of Digital Services, Climate Solutions, Danfoss
  • 09:45The Rise of AI in the Security Industry
  • Spotlight on progressing AI technologies impacting our industry
  • Future dreams vs current reality: How to determine which AI use cases are worth pursuing
  • AI use cases: development and examples from the field
  • Balancing risk & advantages from AI usage
    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas
  • 10:15On the Path to AI Driven E-Commerce
  • Myths
  • Pitfalls
  • Opportunities
    Robert Hein, Executive Advisor, Berlin Brands Group
  • 10:45Coffee Break with Networking
    11:15Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    11:45
    12:15
    12:45Lunch with Networking
    13:45Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    14:15
    14:45
    15:15
    15:45AI Enabling Better Digital Customer Journeys
  • Quality control use case
  • Data collection, augmentation and generation
  • Short outlook on Edge AI
    Andrea Dunbar, PhD, Group Head Edge AI & Vision, CSEM (also Lecturer at EPFL and Board Member Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise)
  • 16:15Realtime Data Analytics to Improve Product Quality Globally
  • Connecting MES and ERP machine data and quality data from various production sites in a new cloud platform
  • Former silos become unified with a simplified and consolidated IT architecture
  • Realtime visualization and statistic algorithm in the background
  • “Traffic Light” frontend solution for machine operators
  • Results: Reduced complain rates and improved internal processes
  • Standardized cloud solution makes roll-out to all sites fast and easy
    Frank Kleinert, PhD, Director Business Excellence, Klöckner Pentaplast
  • 16:45Coffee Break with Networking
    17:00Full-Scale Digital Transformation of Traditional Wholesale Company's Restaurant and Hotel Customers Business
  • Developing new data-based business models adding value to customers’ businesses
  • Convincing customers to share data
  • Integrating with customers’ digital infrastructure
  • Improving our market position through digital innovation
  • Innovation and growth: How we built up digital capabilities
    Volker Glaeser, PhD, CEO HOSPITALITY.digital GmbH, Metro AG
  • 17:30Implementing a Data-Driven Business Model
  • Our data-driven use cases for machine tools
  • How to deal with customers’ reluctance to share data
  • How to gain acceptance for subscription-based services
    Peter Strohm, Head of IT Operations, EMAG Machine Tools
  • 18:00How to Underpin the Business Strategy with Data
  • Operating model and organizational readiness
  • Data ecosystem: Data platform + data governance
  • Use case: Speeding up data delivery for decision making
  • Implementing a minimum viable product within only 6 months
    Thomas Gsponer, Head of Data and Analytics, Molecular Partners AG
  • 18:30Closing Discussion and Wrap-up
    18:45Networking Apéro
  • Drinks Reception at the Hotel Bar
  • Snacks
  • Networking
  • 21 March 2023
    20:00Warm-Up Dinner
    route twenty-six Steakhouse
    Sheraton Zurich
    22 March 2023Activity
    07:30Start Registration
    08:30Opening
    08:45Key Learnings from Five Years of Building up Advanced Analytics Capabilities
  • Strategy
  • People, skills, culture
  • Technology
  • Use cases
    Jonas Bachmann, Head of Customer Data & Business Analytics, BLS AG
  • 09:15Developing New Digital Business Models and Servitization at Danfoss
  • Creation of a digital business unit
  • Combining digital + green transformation
  • Monetizing value-added services
  • Building a SaaS business in an industrial company: creating the long-term ambition but executing one step at a time
    Natalie Schnippering, Head of Digital Services, Climate Solutions, Danfoss
  • 09:45The Rise of AI in the Security Industry
  • Spotlight on progressing AI technologies impacting our industry
  • Future dreams vs current reality: How to determine which AI use cases are worth pursuing
  • AI use cases: development and examples from the field
  • Balancing risk & advantages from AI usage
    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas
  • 10:15On the Path to AI Driven E-Commerce
  • Myths
  • Pitfalls
  • Opportunities
    Robert Hein, Executive Advisor, Berlin Brands Group
  • 10:45Coffee Break with Networking
    11:15Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    11:45
    12:15
    12:45Lunch with Networking
    13:45Workshop 1

    TBA

    Workshop 2

    TBA

    Or iundividual networking – arrange meetings with our App!

    14:15
    14:45
    15:15
    15:45AI Enabling Better Digital Customer Journeys
  • Quality control use case
  • Data collection, augmentation and generation
  • Short outlook on Edge AI
    Andrea Dunbar, PhD, Group Head Edge AI & Vision, CSEM (also Lecturer at EPFL and Board Member Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise)
  • 16:15Realtime Data Analytics to Improve Product Quality Globally
  • Connecting MES and ERP machine data and quality data from various production sites in a new cloud platform
  • Former silos become unified with a simplified and consolidated IT architecture
  • Realtime visualization and statistic algorithm in the background
  • “Traffic Light” frontend solution for machine operators
  • Results: Reduced complain rates and improved internal processes
  • Standardized cloud solution makes roll-out to all sites fast and easy
    Frank Kleinert, PhD, Director Business Excellence, Klöckner Pentaplast
  • 16:45Coffee Break with Networking
    17:00Full-Scale Digital Transformation of Traditional Wholesale Company's Restaurant and Hotel Customers Business
  • Developing new data-based business models adding value to customers’ businesses
  • Convincing customers to share data
  • Integrating with customers’ digital infrastructure
  • Improving our market position through digital innovation
  • Innovation and growth: How we built up digital capabilities
    Volker Glaeser, PhD, CEO HOSPITALITY.digital GmbH, Metro AG
  • 17:30Implementing a Data-Driven Business Model
  • Our data-driven use cases for machine tools
  • How to deal with customers’ reluctance to share data
  • How to gain acceptance for subscription-based services
    Peter Strohm, Head of IT Operations, EMAG Machine Tools
  • 18:00How to Underpin the Business Strategy with Data
  • Operating model and organizational readiness
  • Data ecosystem: Data platform + data governance
  • Use case: Speeding up data delivery for decision making
  • Implementing a minimum viable product within only 6 months
    Thomas Gsponer, Head of Data and Analytics, Molecular Partners AG
  • 18:30Closing Discussion and Wrap-up
    18:45Networking Apéro
  • Drinks Reception at the Hotel Bar
  • Snacks
  • Networking
  • Sheraton Zurich, Pfingstweidstrasse 100, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland, +41 44 285 40 00


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