Highlights 2017

Breaking out of the comfort zone and conquering new markets – When Growth Matters

Ari Almqvist is Group Director Growth & Innovation at Moog Inc., where he manages teams of professionals to look for new opportunities/areas to grow, innovate business models and technologies as well as develop next strategy for EM business. Manage operational EM business in Italy and India with teams. Be part of driving strategy, development and execution of Industrial business as part of Executive Committee.
He studied Machine Building and Automation at Helsinki University of Technology and holds an MBA from the same university.

Artificial Intelligence and the future of business

Kalman Tiboldi is the Chief Business Innovation Officer of TVH, worldwide market leader in replacement parts for material handling and in-plant industrial vehicles and has over 35 year experience in using information technology for business process innovation.
        Kalman merged IT and Business in a new department called Business Innovation through IT (BI²T) and managed to promote the collaboration between IT and Business as driving force behind innovation.  With his team he has successfully implemented a flawless IT infrastructure with flexible applications, based on service-oriented architecture, turning TVH into a real-time, extended enterprise.
Providing the leadership and direction towards the development and implementation of information systems, Kalman is taking advantage from Cloud-based Services, Big Data and Internet of Things and strongly support Open Source solutions.
Kalman holds a Civil engineer polytechnician degree from Military Technical Academy of Bucharest and a Master of Mathematics and Computer Science degree from University of Bucharest.
He was named IT Manager of the Year’ – Large Organizations in 2004 and 2011 by Leading European Trade Publication, Data News.

Trends, challenges and opportunities for early value chain players

Seasoned finance executive operating as divisional CFO in a global manufacturing group with 20 years international experience in various finance roles at corporate, segmental and plant level, including auditing, accounting, industrial controlling, M&A/divestitures, R&D taxation and funding, innovation management, strategy, intellectual property, transfer pricing, IT, purchasing, and with senior board-level exposure (chairman of 2 joint-venture research laboratories and 1 investment company focusing on early stage and growth financing to innovative companies across the metal value chain)

How to introduce new technologies (like AI) in large companies?

I’ve worked in the steel industry for 20 years in several positions in R&D, customer technical support, product management, energy management and I did improvement projects like product rationalization. I’m currently responsible for R&D collaborations with universities, research organizations and high tech companies, as well as funding of these. I’m involved in introducing artificial intelligence for quality control. I’m trying to match company needs to arising new technologies, especially in the digital area. My background is in Materials Science and Engineering and I did a PhD on corrosion of stainless steels. I’ve also worked in the National Aerospace Lab in the Netherlands before I started working in the steel industry.

Dealing with the disruption of your core business: the Agfa case

Tim Desmet is a doctor in polymer chemistry from the University of Ghent. During his PhD he focused on 3D printing of biodegradable implants. Currently he is responsible for the innovation management and new business development within the business group Agfa Materials.

Advisory Board 2017

Speakers 2017

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Speakers 2012 - 2015

Paul Perdang, CFO and member of the leadership team of Research & Development, ArcelorMittal SA / Luxembourg
Antonio Fonduca, Director, New Business Lab, BillerudKorsnäs AB / Sweden
Stefan Hülsen, Senior Investment Manager , Statkraft Ventures / Germany
Dany DeGrave, Senior Director Unconventional Innovation & Networks, Sanofi / USA
Premek Kanok, Innovation Manager for Prestige Business, Procter & Gamble / Switzerland
Sergio Uribe, Director, Innovation & Technology, Danfoss A/S / Denmark
Reza Ghahary, Director Innovation Networks & Communication, Evonik Industries AG / Germany
Veronique Larcher, Veronique Larcher, Global Director Strategic Innovation, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation / Switzerland & USA
Dr. Mercedes, Crego Calama, Head of Open Innovation, Philips Lighting B.V. / Netherlands
Dr. Dale Richards, Director - Human Technology Centre, Coventry University / United Kingdom
Mikel Cirkus, Global Director, Conceptual Design, Firmenich / USA
Tomas Raulino Galvão, Head Science and Technology Network Technical R&D, Novartis Pharma AG / Switzerland
Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Technology, Member of the Neste Executive Board, Neste OYJ/ Finland
Luca Sacchi, SVP Product Planning and Head of Strategic Innovation, Piaggio & C. S.p.a./Italy
Frank Hatzack, Head of Innovation Development, Novozymes A/S / Denmark
Monika Kuklok, Leader Innovation Management & Ventures - Industrial, TE Connectivity / Germany
Nick Ray, HW Innovator, Priva / The Netherlands
Karolin Rohmer, Senior Global Product Manager, Electrolux AB / Sweden
Corrado Carretti, Opportuniy and Technology Scouting, SAES Getters S.p.A./Italy
Ron Verweij, Innovation, Zodiac Aircatering / The Netherlands
Heikki Ailisto, Research Professor, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd / Finland
Silke Sasano, Senior Key Expert Foresight & Trend Monitoring, Siemens AG / Germany
Michael Bednar-Brandt, Director Digital, Cloud Platform Business Development EMEA, Oracle/ Austria
David Hartmann, Global Business Model Innovation Leader, Bayer MaterialScience / China
Dr. Holger Schwarz, Director, Head of Innovation Opportunities Europe, Merck KGaA/ Germany
Ger Perboom, Director Corporate Communications, Sabic/ Saudi Arabia
Dr. Susanne Wosch, Senior Manager Strategy & Innovation, EY / Germany
Robin Sukroso, Musician, Inventor, ACPAD Instruments GmbH / Germany
Avinash J Iyer, Product Designer, mechanical engineer & percussionist / drummer, ACPAD Instruments GmbH / India
Marco Schmidt, Global Head of Innovation Management, Döhler Group / Germany
Jörg Schönhärl, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Horváth & Partners/ Germany
Simone Totaro, Co-founder & Managing Director, LeapMetrics
Thomas Andrae, Director New Ventures, 3M / Germany
Hanns-Bertin Aderhold, Founder, Cobrainer GmbH / Germany
Karsten Reichel, Founder and Managing Director, HOLY TRINITY GmbH / Germany
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Søren Salomo, Head of the DTU Management Engineering Department, Technical University of Denmark
Dominik Guber, Founder and Managing Director, Customized Drinks GmbH / Germany
Goetz Anspach von Broecker, Head of R&T Partnership Development & External Funding Capture, Airbus Defence & Space
Dr. Barbara Sosnowski, Vice President, External R&D Inflammation, ERDI Lead WRD External Partnerships, Worldwide Research & Development, Pfizer, Inc. / USA
Thomas Andrae, Director 3M New Ventures, 3M / Germany
Jean-Marc David, Head of New Mobility & Services Research Dept., Renault / France
Jeremy Abbett, Creative Evangelist, Google Inc./ Germany
Meng Chee, Vice President, UX and Services Innovation, Samsung UX Center America / USA
Denise L. Fletcher, Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer Healthcare Payer & Pharma, Xerox Commercial Solutions / USA
Dr. Paolo Bavaj, Corporate Director New Business Development Adhesive Technologies, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA / Germany
Markus Heinen, EMEIA Strategy Leader and Chief Patron of Global Business & Innovation Think Tank, Ernst & Young GmbH / Germany
Dr. Stephan Altmann, Head of Innovation Excellence, BASF SE / Germany
Paul-Jervis Heath, Head of Innovation and Chief Designer, Cambridge University / UK
Hannes Erler, Director Open Innovation Networks, Global Research & Innovation, Swarovski Professional, D. SWAROVSKI KG / Austria
Reinier Grimbergen, Director Science to Innovate, Royal DSM / The Netherlands
Rafael J. Grossmann, Surgeon and Technology Innovator, Eastern Maine Medical Center / USA
Bob Summers, Business Director, WFU Center for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Wake Forrest University / USA
Dr. Joost Waeterloos, EU Technology Scouting Leader Corporate Venturing, The Dow Chemical Company / Belgium
Chris Gopsill, Director of Project and Site Management, TEL Solar (formerly Oerlikon Solar) / Switzerland
Karen Tilstra, Co-Founder & Consulting Director, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab – FHIL / USA
Stefan Herzberg, Chief Executive Officer Business Development, General Electric / USA, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab – FHIL / USA
Prof. Dr. habil. Katharina Hölzle, Professor, Chair Holder, University of Potsdam / Germany
Annika Schröder, Reserach Assisstant Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship, University of Potsdam / Germany
Alexander Grobe, Head of EAM and Innovationmanagement, Coca Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG / Germany
Monika Frech, Co-Founder and Partner, Dark Horse Innovation / Germany
Patrick Kenzler, Co-Founder and Partner, Dark Horse Innovation / Germany
Frank Hatzack, Head of Innovation Development, Novozymes A/S / Denmark
Dominik Guber, Co-Founder & CEO, Braufässchen, Customized Drinks GmbH / Germany
Thorsten Knauf, Director Business Development, Zühlke Engineering GmbH
Dr. Klaus Alfert, CTO / Principal Consultant, Zühlke Engineering GmbH
Stefan Grasmann , Business Unit Manager & Partner, Zühlke Engineering GmbH
Dr. Phanthian Zuesongdham, Process Management Consultant and e-Maritime Coordinator, Hamburg Port Authority AöR / Germany
Dr. Pero Mićić, Founder and Chairman, FutureManagementGroup AG / Germany
Jörg Schönhärl, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Horváth & Partners Management Consultants / Germany
Christoph Bertsch, Founder, The Global Innovation Campus / Germany
Hanns-Bertin Aderhold, Managing Partner / Head of Operations, Neural Network Technologies / Germany

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