SPEAKER

OUR KEYNOTES IN 2020

We invite people to speak who are willing to share their knowledge and wisdom with all our conference attendees. And we provide exclusive and tailormade content that you will not find anywhere else.

„HOW SMART IS THIS SMART WORLD REALLY?“
Brian Solis (USA), Industry-Leading Digital Analyst & Anthropologist & Futurist

Brian Solis is world-renowned digital analyst, anthropologist and futurist. He is also an award-winning author and global keynote speaker. Brian’s research, advisory and presentations humanize the relationship between disruptive innovation and its impact on institutions, markets and societies. He not only helps audiences understand what’s happening and why, he visualizes future trends and inspires people to take leading roles in defining the future they want to see.

Brian has advised leading brands, celebrities, and startups and his ideas and work are consistently featured in the press. He’s a regular contributor to leading business and industry publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CMO.com, TheNextWeb, Adweek, among others. Brian is also an official LinkedIn Influencer. His work is followed by over 700,000 people across social media.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BRIAN:
www.briansolis.com
linkedin.com/in/briansolis

„SMART DEVICES IN FASHION: FROM CREATIVITY TO PRODUCTIVITY.“
Kitty Yeung (USA), Creative Technologist Silicon Valley

Kitty Yeung is a physicist, artist, maker, fashion designer and musician based Germany. While working on quantum computing in her day job, Kitty is passionate about integrating technology, science, design and art. Her fashion brand, Art by Physicist (shop.kittyyeung.com ) creates unique and timeless science- and nature-themed clothing and accessories. Using her paintings printed on fabrics through eco-friendly processes and 3D printing on-demand production to achieve sustainable and STEAM fashion.

Kitty’s early career had been conducting research in condensed matter physics while pursuing artistic endeavors through painting, music and graphic novel creations. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University (thesis: Engineering Plasmonic Circuits in 2-Dimensional Electron Systems) and a M.Sci., B.A. and M.A. in Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge. After grad school, Kitty worked as a research scientist, hardware engineer and user experience designer at Intel, and Manager of the Microsoft Garage program in Silicon Valley. She now works at Microsoft Quantum Systems on quantum computing education.
Kitty frequently gives talks reflecting her personal passion and career experience in the wearables industry, digital transformation, quantum computing and internal startups.

LEARN MORE ABOUT KITTY:
www.artbyphysicistkittyyeung.com
linkedin.com/in/kittyyeung1

„NEUROSCULPTING: TRANSFORM YOUR HABITS TO SMARTEN UP YOUR LEADERSHIP“
Lisa Wimberger (USA), Founder The Neurosculpting Institute

Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting Institute and author of New Beliefs, New Brain. A member of the National Center for Crisis Management and other care associations, she has a private practice in Denver, CO, specializing in helping clients with stress disorders. In her career she advised several Police Stations, FBI or CIA.
At 15 Lisa was hit by lightning on her birthday and everything changed. This became a life threat to her nervous system. She began blacking out that summer, having no real control over when moments of unconsciousness would hit. Over the years the blackouts worsened.
She had several seizures and lost the ability to breathe and sometimes even had no pulse.
The episodes worsened until the last two traumatic events caused her to commit to creating a meditation modality that would finally help her heal this strange and traumatic nervous system response.
Neurosculpting® IS the form of meditation I had to create to help me target an unknown trigger for this condition and rehearse a new script so I could circumvent another episode. It is the culmination of over thirty years of my meditation practice, honed by what neuroscience currently knows about how the brain maps.
Neurosculpting® is the fusion of brain science and mindfulness so even the most insidious mental beliefs can be rewritten. Linda will share all her wisdom about her techniques with us. On top, a deep dive of Neurosculpting will be offered in one of the workshops.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LISA:
www.neurosculptinginstitute.com

„TRADITIONAL MEMORIZING TECHNIQUES ARE VERY USEFUL IN A SMART WORLD“
Mattias Ribbing (SWE), Grand Master of Memory

Mattias started out like anyone else. Average grades at school, enjoying a normal life with friends and family, with certainly no unusual skills whatsoever. Then at the age of 29, he began training his brain with the most efficient means possible. And the results are well documented.
Working as a teacher with a passion for optimizing learning, Mattias went on a quest to fully master my memory and focus. The results have been beyond what many people think are possible.
To get the improvements officially recognized, he attended memory competitions. He became a three times Swedish champion and achieved the status of ”International Grand Master of Memory”. After all: Mattias is officially ranked as having among the best memories in the world of all times.
Nowadays he is a public speaker and educator who trains people from all walks of life to maximize their cognitive performance. He has been invited to lecture at Harvard Business School and his two books have sold over 45.000 copies in Sweden.
Mattias will teach us how to manage this constant flow of incoming information from multiple channels – and how we can become a smarter leader who’s able to make smarter decisions in a shorter period of time.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MATTIAS:
www.grandmasterofmemory.com

„TRANSFORLUTION: SMART TOOLS FOR THE TRANSFORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF LIFE, MONEY AND BUSINESS“
Peter Koenig (GB) – Money Psycholosophineer

The business community has started to embrace “Purpose” and Transformation” processes, “Climate Change” is now more recently on the agenda amongst the leaders. But good visions and moral imperatives are alone insufficient to generate aspired changes in old, inherited institutional patterns. What makes the difference between truly “Walking the Talk” and just talking? Peter Koenig has pioneered and refined advanced tools for what he calls “transforlution” for over 35 years – transformation and perpetual evolution towards solutions in accordance with nature. A generative consciousness related to money lies at the core of this – and love. At 72 his business community is Nextgen, a working model of how work, life, money and good business can look in the future. Peter will suggest how to source and maintain this vitality in your own enterprise.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PETER:
www.peterkoenig.typepad.com

DATA, AI AND THE FUTURE OF SMART MOBILITY
Sabine Scheunert (D), Vice President Digital & IT Marketing/Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars

Sabine Scheunert has been heading up the new digital unit at Mercedes-Benz as Vice President Digital & IT Marketing/Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars since July 2016. This newly created function brings with it responsibility for the whole range of associated IT-based marketing, sales and after-sales activities – and for the entire scope of digital customer experiences for the Mercedes-Benz brand. In addition to the continued expansion of the company’s pioneering IT landscape, Sabine Scheunert’s remit also includes the development of new and profitable customer-centric digital services. The digital unit operates on a global scale and cooperates with a wide range of incubators and start-ups – right around the world. Sabine Scheunert is also the CIO of Mercedes me, the Mercedes-Benz personalised customer portal.
Sabine Scheunert studied Business Mathematics in Bielefeld, Germany, and European Business Management at the German Business School (FDHW). In 1998, subsequent to graduation, she launched her career in the automobile industry at BMW, where she occupied a number of positions in Germany and France, ultimately in an executive function in product management, before relocation to Eastern Europe for BMW in 2006.
In 2010 Sabine Scheunert joined PSA Peugeot Citroën in Paris and worked for the French automobile manufacturer as the worldwide head of Customer Relationship Management for all the brands under the PSA banner. As the first ever female CEO within the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, Ms. Scheunert managed business activities for the Group’s Citroën brand in Shanghai from the beginning of 2015 until her move to Mercedes-Benz.


OUR WORKSHOP HOSTS
(MORE HOSTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON)

Pick one of our workshops and enjoy up to 120 minutes deep dive into a topic, ask whatever you like and learn from the best. Each workshop is limited to 30 participants max. You can register for your favorite workshop during lunch on Friday, May 8th.

Workshop 1
„OPTIMISING HUMAN HEALTH & PERFORMANCE IN A SMART WORLD“
with Linda Jarnhamn (SWE), Co-Founder Flow2Thrive

We’re about to experience a paradigm-shift in life and at work well beyond anything ever imagined. Digital technologies are quickly acquiring cognitive skills and responsibilities previously held only by humans, the potential benefits and negative consequences of which we have yet to discover. We spent the past couple of decades perfecting destructive habits. As the world got industrialised, so did our habits, often with severe consequences to our physical health. As the world now gets increasingly digitised we’re adding new, unhealthy habits to the existing ones, ignoring the early warning-signs and potential consequences to brain health and performance potential. Join us for a workshop on how to stay healthier for longer in a digital world where brain energy, health and performance optimisation need to be redefined.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LINDA:
www.flow2thrive.com
linkedin.com/in/linda-jarnhamn

Workshop2
„IT’S SMART TO UNLOCK YOUR BRAIN’S LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL“
with Lisa Wimberger (USA) – Founder The Neurosculpting Institute

Successfully understanding and navigating brain function is a hallmark of great leadership. It gives rise to some of our most advanced executive skills like problem-solving, big picture thinking, compassion, insight, creativity, analysis, and self-motivation. As emerging leaders in a competitive global market, the real edge comes from understanding how to get the most out of your own brain.
Learning the three neurobiological ways to unlock your brain’s leadership potential will position you to be the kind of leader you have been envisioning.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LISA:
linkedin.com/in/lisa-wimberger-6331361

Workshop 3
„HACK YOUR MEMORY AND BEAT YOUR SMART PHONE“
Mattias Ribbing (SWE), Grand Master of Memory

During the workshop Mattias will teach the participants practical tools on how to use ones brain much more efficient in every-day situations at work and at home. Measurable results will be the guiding factor for all the strategies, which cover everything from how to quickly become an expert in new areas, to how to increase thinking speed, memory, focus, mental stamina and optimizing the use of new technologies such as smart phones, according to how our brains work.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MATTIAS:
www.grandmasterofmemory.com
linkedin.com/in/mattias-ribbing-b21118b6

Workshop 4
„RE-EVALUATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY TO BE A SMART LEADER“
Peter Koenig (GB) – Money Psycholosophineer

Peter Koenig holds that it’s an illusion to think that real change or transformation of business can take place without including the relationship to money along with other factors. However patterns and habits related to money have been so deeply and somatically embedded over generations, both personally and in management, that the subject needs a special kind of treatment. Peter has been developing this field and training practitioners in this since 1991. He will offer a live demonstration of how to go about it.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PETER:
linkedin.com/in/peter-koenig-489a285

Workshop 5
„IN A SMART WORLD, REPUTATION IS DIGITAL. PIMP YOUR PROFILE!“
Susanne Müller-Zantop (GER), Founder & Chairwoman CEO Positions

The internet knows more about you by the day. In a data-driven world, your digital reputation decides about your next career move, the access you gain to important decision makers and more. What can you do to influence your online reputation? Susanne and her team of millennials will let you in on how to promote key reputational aspects, inside-out. Her company offers end-to-end C-Suite digital reputation management, since 13 years. Dealing with reputational risks / external views that don’t always correspond to reality: Susanne knows about life in thin air, through her career and peak climbing. During this actionable workshop, a practical exercise will follow the keynote, ending the session with a lively debate. Please bring a mobile device, preferably tablet or laptop (mobile phone also fine)!

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSANNE:
www.ceo-positions.com
linkedin.com/in/susannemuellerzantop