Highlight Speakers 2017

Emerging disruptive technologies and the new frontiers for the digital transformation

For more then twenty years, I have conducted advanced research and worked on strategic innovations in a wide range of areas and industry sectors. My work has created new technologies and user experiences, enhanced market opportunities and customer insights, and has led to dynamic new businesses. I am equally comfortable and competent in the digital and physical domains, conceiving of and strategizing web services, designing the digital ecosystem, creating ideal user experiences that enhance the touch points between digital, physical and the Web, and working with physical devices and hardware and electronic prototyping. My work has been global, multicultural, and pluridisciplinary. The focus has always been on strengthening connectivity and sustainability through human-centered design, media and technologies.

In his keynote Federico will talk about emerging disruptive technologies and the new frontiers for the digital transformation

A Framework for Knowledge Extraction and Communication

David Meza currently serves as the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). During his tenure at NASA, he has worked in all aspects of the Information Technology field developing and deploying several IT systems in use at JSC. Mr. Meza is conducting research on Automatic Classification algorithms, domain specific search interfaces, topic modeling, and data driven visualization. He holds a Master’s in Engineering Management from the University of Houston Clear Lake where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education.

David will share NASA’s Framework for Knowledge Extraction and Communication

Leveraging the digital transition: Bringing a collaboration platform to the cloud- and beyond

Dr. Bitzer has over 10 years of experience in innovation research and implementation. At Volkswagen AG, he is responsible for managing the Group Connect and Team Wiki projects. He is also working on the improvement of cooperation between universities and the department “Integration Technologies” of the Volkswagen AG

Technical product owner and team leader
Dr. Bitzer will dive into Improving Volkswagen Group’s Corporate Knowledge Management through Semantic Wiki Functionalities

Organizational, cultural and digital change at GE: challenging the way the whole organization works and collaborating in new ways.

GE is a digital industrial company that builds, powers, moves, cures and connects the world. With nearly 300,000 employees worldwide and 2016 revenue of over $120B, GE is reimagining how industrial companies operate plants and deliver products using data as the fuel and advanced analytics as the growth engine. Global Operations is GE’s shared services organization, and Richard leads communication for the global Supply Chain functions. Previously Communication Director for GE Life Sciences and Head of Employee Communication at London’s Heathrow Airport, Richard has extensive global strategic and operational experience in complex, culturally diverse environments.

Richard will share the outcome of the organizational, cultural and digital change at GE: a case study in global change through collaboration

Digital Transformation at BNY Mellon

Mike has presented at several conferences globally including speeches at the United Nations in Geneva, World Bank in Washington D.C. and Google in London.  He has previously worked with and advised major brands including 20th Century Fox, Wall Street Journal, Nike, and NBC Universal. Mike has hiked Kilimanjaro and Macchu Picchu, ran with the bulls, hitch-hiked Eastern Europe and currently resides in New York City.

Mike will share his experiences in the Digital Transformation and creating a culture of collaboration at BNY Mellon, a 233 year old bank.

Disruptive Technology in an Era of Change: In The Mars Way

Dominic has spent his career delivering and supporting transformational IT change at Mars, Eli Lilly, and Cerner Corp. In his current role at Mars, Dominic is leading a team within the Digital Workplace organization focused on change management, specifically the adoption of modern behaviors, systems, and processes.  These vital changes will enable Mars and its 80,000 global employees to enter the next generation of a modern workplace.
Dominic is a behavioral Change Management practitioner as well as Agile, MSP, and PRINCE certified.  It is the adoption of these methodologies that have allowed Dominic to challenge the status quo at Mars and enable the shifts towards Mars’ goal of being the biggest and most mutual CPG business in the world and one that attracts millions to join, stay, and grow.

In his presentation, Dominic will talk about Disruptive Technology in an Era of Change,  In The Mars Way

Challenges for governance architecture and workforce transformation

I am an experienced Strategy Consulting and IT professional. During my career at Deutsche Telekom Group, I held various positions always bridging the gap between Business and IT. In my current role, I am responsible for Design, Development and Operations of all End-User-related workplace services for Deutsche Telekom globally. Before that, I ran the internal strategy consulting team for Deutsche Telekom for Operations and IT. In that role, I was accountable for huge business transformations of the German Telco market leader (merger of fixed and mobile operations, professionalizing organisation & processes of >50.000 service staff). On the academic side, I joined executive education programs with Henley Management College in England and IMD Business School in Switzerland in parallel to my duties at Deutsche Telekom. I studied Computer Science at University of Bonn and Business Administration at University of Hagen.

User experience at the heart of your internal digital offer

Liviu is Coordinating the operations of a Knowledge Management service in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Supporting KM integration of Strategy& (former Booz & Company) with PwC.


His presentation is Digital transformation in information and news management: how we make the most relevant news and information available to our people when and where they need it

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