Knowledge Streams

The knowledge streams are your chance to develop yourself by addressing the most influential topics of the industry! The out-of-the-box think tanks will take place simultaneously, and allow you to focus on your personal needs and interests. You are free to decide which area is most important to you! All speakers will also be available afterwards at the dinner event for questions around your personal topics. Use the opportunity to develop yourself in an intimate and productive workshop atmosphere.

Labor & Leadership

Unemployment rates are declining, skilled labor is getting harder to find, and job creation is at an all-time high. Add the demands of e-commerce, omni-channel, and Industry 4.0 to the mix and creating talent development and labor retention strategies becomes even more critical. In this enlightening track, industry experts and HR pros help ignite transformation by sharing their top strategies for breaking the cycle of employee turnover, cultivating effective leaders, and improving retention across the entire organization.

Riskmanagement / Event Theme "MOVE"

Dominik Neidhart
Three time competitor and first time European Winner of the Americas Cup
9th March 10:00 - 10:45

Impact of AI to Leadership & Staff

Effy Vayena
Professor at ETH Zurich for Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Ethics
9th March 11:00 - 11:45

Marketing for CEOs - Death or Glory in the Digital Age

Sir Ranulph Fiennes
One of Britain's most famous polar explorers and motivational speakers
9th March 14:00 - 14:45

Winning the Sales Game - be different!

Adrian Webster
Leading Motivation Coach of the UK
9th March 15:00 - 15:45

Next Generation Supply Chain

Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain…there’s no end to the number of next-generation technologies being placed in front of supply chain and logistics managers right now. But how can you sift through the options to find the technologies that will truly help you accelerate change for growth in today's competitive business environment? Find out in this forward-thinking track, where you’ll hear how the industry’s up-and-coming technologies will help you develop an agile, adaptive global supply chain that can go the distance.

4 wins: Robotic Revolution in the Time of Digitalization

Dominic Bösl
Head of Robotic Future, Festo and Former VP Consumer Driven Robotics, Kuka
9th March 10:00 - 10:45
Crystal Parrott
VP Robotic Excellence Center, Dematic
9th March 10:00 - 10:45

Winners of the Future: The Supply-Chain-Innovators!
Focus: Digitalization / Future of Supply Chain / How to change the market?

Luis Solis
Director Advanced Learning Innovation Program, IE Business School
9th March 11:00 - 11:45
Josh Valmann
Founder and Managing Director of RPD International
9th March 11:00 - 11:45
Phillip Siefer
Founder & Chief Executive Unicorn, Einhorn
9th March 11:00 - 11:45
Uwe Horstmann
Startup Investor & Digitalization Expert
9th March 11:00 - 11:45

Same Day Delivery & Last Mile - Trend or already Future?

Thomas Steverding
Senior Group Manager Strategy & Business Development, DPD
9th March 14:00 - 14:45

Panel Discussion hosted by KION
Start-up Hype meets Industry-Change

Markus Sontheimer
Member of the Board of Management (CIO/CDO), DB Schenker AG
9th March 15:00 - 15:45

The Power of Data

Data helps us be results-driven by figuring out what does and doesn’t work. It then helps us parlay those insights into real organizational improvements. Use this track to unleash data’s power, ignite transformation, and convert your company into a lean, mean, data-driven machine. Start with the data fundamentals, work your way up into the IoT-connected supply chain, get the lowdown on cybersecurity, and then hear how it all ties together to create a cycle of continuous improvement.

Emotive AI', Hybrid Data, Bio-Security
Cyber Security & Digital Identity - What's Coming?
Forget IoT, it's the Internet of Everything

Shivvy Jervis
Europe’s most trailblazing women in digital
9th March 10:00 - 10:45

Digital Disruption - How Artificial Intelligence will make Technology disappear

Dr. Rand Hindi
Entrepreneur, consultant of the french government, investor and big data analyst
9th March 11:00 - 11:45

Hybrid Reality meets Technology Trends

Claudia Olsson
Digital Transformation Strategist
9th March 14:00 - 14:45

Big Data vs. Data Security: Chance or Risk?

World Leading Data Security Analyst, Co-Founder, Ethical Hacker, Social Engineer
9th March 15:00 - 15:45
Dr. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Expert on Big Data Professor of Internet Gobernance at Oxford University
9th March 15:00 - 15:45

Optimize Operations

Creating a strategic plan for your warehouse is no longer a nicety; it’s a must-have business imperative that covers everything from the facility’s physical design to its labor force and its overall workflow…and everything in between. Using the thorough planning process outlined in this track and covered across multiple sessions, you’ll be able to accelerate change by maximizing existing space and planning effectively for new facilities before making those critical investments.

Energy / Green Warehouses

Dr. Jeremy Leggett
Founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid
9th March 10:00 - 10:45
Chicco Testa
Board Member Telit Communications
9th March 10:00 - 10:45

Digitalization for Optimization - how to transform a concern

Helmuth Ludwig
CIO, Siemens AG
9th March 11:00 - 11:45


Tom Purves
Former CEO BMW North America 2002 - 2008, CEO Rolls Royce 2008 - 2010
9th March 14:00 - 14:45

Adaptive productivity Agile transformation of business models within and for the digital era & Expert-Panel hosted by Hans-Peter Hiemer: How did it work & Lessons Learned

Hans-Peter Hiemer
Former Managing Director of s. Oliver, Owner of b4b
9th March 15:00 - 15:45