HERE, SHARING MEANS MULTIPLYING

Not over the top, just a couple of levels further: At our keynote speeches, you will get first-hand insights from the people who have already beaten the final boss. Make sure to pay attention and take home a few power-ups with you.

Speakers

  • Kristina Shea

    Professor for Engineering Design & Computing in Mechanical and Processing Engineering ETHZ

    Kristina Shea is Professor for Engineering Design and Computing in Mechanical and Processing Engineering at ETH Zurich since 2012. Her group’s research focuses on designing innovative and optimized engineered systems, e.g. through 3D and 4D printing, as well as developing cutting-edge computational design methods. They investigate a wide variety of application areas across a number of industries including consumer products, robotics, space, and healthcare. Currently, she is also excited about designing high quality technical products with purposeful design that can make a social impact in developing countries. In 1997, she completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University…

    Kristina Shea is Professor for Engineering Design and Computing in Mechanical and Processing Engineering at ETH Zurich since 2012. Her group’s research focuses on designing innovative and optimized engineered systems, e.g. through 3D and 4D printing, as well as developing cutting-edge computational design methods. They investigate a wide variety of application areas across a number of industries including consumer products, robotics, space, and healthcare. Currently, she is also excited about designing high quality technical products with purposeful design that can make a social impact in developing countries. In 1997, she completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. She has held academic positions at EPFL, University of Cambridge, UK, and the Technical University of Munich, Germany. She also worked as a senior engineer at Arup in London, UK. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Event language: ENG

  • Thomas Crowther

    Professor for Ecosystem Ecology ETH Zurich & Founder of Crowther Lab

    Thomas Crowther is a British scientist specializing in ecosystem ecology and the chief scientific advisor to the UN's Trillion Tree Campaign. He is a tenure-track professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zurich where he formed the Crowther Lab. His work aims to generate a holistic understanding of the global scale ecological systems which regulate the Earth's climate.
    After his PhD, Thomas received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, to pursue his postgraduate research at Yale University. In 2015, Thomas was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to research the impact of carbon cycle feedbacks on climate…

    Thomas Crowther is a British scientist specializing in ecosystem ecology and the chief scientific advisor to the UN's Trillion Tree Campaign. He is a tenure-track professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zurich where he formed the Crowther Lab. His work aims to generate a holistic understanding of the global scale ecological systems which regulate the Earth's climate.
    After his PhD, Thomas received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, to pursue his postgraduate research at Yale University. In 2015, Thomas was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to research the impact of carbon cycle feedbacks on climate change at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO).
    In 2017, Thomas started a tenure track professorship at ETH Zürich. His ongoing research is supported through a unique partnership with DOB Ecology – a private foundation focused on supporting projects which protect and restore threatened ecosystems across the globe. A holistic global understanding of ecological systems is necessary for us to understand and address climate change and biodiversity loss.

    Event language: ENG

  • Mathias Wellig

    CEO Ubique Innovation AG

    Mathias Wellig grew up in Fiesch (VS) and studied computer science at ETH Zurich, specializing in information security. Ten years ago, Mathias founded Ubique Innovation AG in Zurich. Today the company has around 40 employees and is one of the largest developers of smartphone apps in Switzerland. There is a good chance that you have installed at least one of his apps: The SwissCovid app, the app for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Meteo Switzerland or Alertswiss all bear the signature of Mathias and his team, which recently worked under high speed with the ETH, EPFL and other partners on…

    Mathias Wellig grew up in Fiesch (VS) and studied computer science at ETH Zurich, specializing in information security. Ten years ago, Mathias founded Ubique Innovation AG in Zurich. Today the company has around 40 employees and is one of the largest developers of smartphone apps in Switzerland. There is a good chance that you have installed at least one of his apps: The SwissCovid app, the app for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Meteo Switzerland or Alertswiss all bear the signature of Mathias and his team, which recently worked under high speed with the ETH, EPFL and other partners on the development of the official Swiss Contact Tracing app. The prototype of the app was built during the 72-hour online hackathon #CodeVSCOVID19 by HackZurich, where the project was among 25 best solutions out of 300 projects.

    Event language: DE

  • Patrick Hertzog

    Co-Founder & User Experience Officer at Nexthink

    Patrick is an expert in product design, user experience and data visualization. He is the author of several papers published on well-known platforms and has been awarded several patents. He holds a Master in Computer Science from EPFL.
    Patrick is the Co-Founder and User Experience Officer of Nexthink, the global leader in digital employee experience management software. Founded in 2004, Nexthink enables its more than 1000 customers to make their 10 million employees happier at work. It has raised more than 150 Million Dollars in funding to date and has more than 600 employees located in 11 offices worldwide.

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    Patrick is an expert in product design, user experience and data visualization. He is the author of several papers published on well-known platforms and has been awarded several patents. He holds a Master in Computer Science from EPFL.
    Patrick is the Co-Founder and User Experience Officer of Nexthink, the global leader in digital employee experience management software. Founded in 2004, Nexthink enables its more than 1000 customers to make their 10 million employees happier at work. It has raised more than 150 Million Dollars in funding to date and has more than 600 employees located in 11 offices worldwide.

    Event language: ENG

  • Karin Lenzlinger Diedenhofen

    Entrepreneur & Board Member

    Karin has many years of management experience as CEO and currently holds various positions on various boards of directors, such as the gastronomy company SV Group. She is also the president of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce, a member of Economiesuisse and is involved in various associations and organizations. Karin is committed to concrete actions regarding sustainability and social responsibility in Swiss entrepreneurship, e.g. through B-Lab-Switzerland or as an investor.
    Respectfulness, curiosity and responsibility have always been the guidelines in all the ventures in Karin's career. Be it a student, teacher, researcher, family woman, entrepreneur, however particularly as an experienced…

    Karin has many years of management experience as CEO and currently holds various positions on various boards of directors, such as the gastronomy company SV Group. She is also the president of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce, a member of Economiesuisse and is involved in various associations and organizations. Karin is committed to concrete actions regarding sustainability and social responsibility in Swiss entrepreneurship, e.g. through B-Lab-Switzerland or as an investor.
    Respectfulness, curiosity and responsibility have always been the guidelines in all the ventures in Karin's career. Be it a student, teacher, researcher, family woman, entrepreneur, however particularly as an experienced leader and CEO, as well as Member or President of different boards either associations or SME companies, i.e. Lenzlinger Söhne AG, SV Group or the Chamber of Commerce of Zurich and Economiesuisse. Having also had the chance to gain experience in different countries she now intends to help foster actions of sustainability and social responsibility in swiss entrepreneurship, also as an investor.

    Event Language: GER

  • BORYANA STRAUBEL

    Executive Director Straubel Foundation

    Boryana is passionate about helping accelerate the transition to an environmentally sustainable future. Through the Straubel Foundation, Boryana invests into future leaders via the Straubel Leadership Awards and innovative early stage ventures that are focused on fundamentally re-engineering the world.
    Over a decade at Tesla and the Wikimedia Foundation, Boryana applied her expertise in identifying and developing human potential and top performance. Boryana is also an Analytics and Operations powerhouse and has led key functions such as People Analytics, HR Data and Systems, HR Operation, Business Analytics, Change Management, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management and M&A Integration.
    Boryana holds an B.S.…

    Boryana is passionate about helping accelerate the transition to an environmentally sustainable future. Through the Straubel Foundation, Boryana invests into future leaders via the Straubel Leadership Awards and innovative early stage ventures that are focused on fundamentally re-engineering the world.
    Over a decade at Tesla and the Wikimedia Foundation, Boryana applied her expertise in identifying and developing human potential and top performance. Boryana is also an Analytics and Operations powerhouse and has led key functions such as People Analytics, HR Data and Systems, HR Operation, Business Analytics, Change Management, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management and M&A Integration.
    Boryana holds an B.S. in Economics from University of California Berkeley, and both an M.S. in Management (Sloan) and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering (Industrial Engineering) from Stanford University. A life-long learner and global nomad, Boryana was born and raised in Bulgaria, and has lived in Germany, Austria and Russia. She calls the United States home since 2005.

    Event Language: ENG

  • Donald Kossmann

    Scientist & Director Microsoft Research Lab Redmond

    Donald Kossmann is the director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, which researches in all core areas of computer science, works closely with business groups throughout the company and collaborates openly with universities and the scientific communities, to cover the whole spectrum from fundamental, basic research to technology transfer as part of high-risk and high-potential projects.
    Donald’s research on data management aims to make data in the cloud cheaper, more valuable, and more secure. He is part of the Cipherbase project, which has led to Microsoft’s SQL Always Encrypted product, and involved in the Socrates project (SQL Hyperscale). Donald…

    Donald Kossmann is the director of the Microsoft Research Lab in Redmond, which researches in all core areas of computer science, works closely with business groups throughout the company and collaborates openly with universities and the scientific communities, to cover the whole spectrum from fundamental, basic research to technology transfer as part of high-risk and high-potential projects.
    Donald’s research on data management aims to make data in the cloud cheaper, more valuable, and more secure. He is part of the Cipherbase project, which has led to Microsoft’s SQL Always Encrypted product, and involved in the Socrates project (SQL Hyperscale). Donald is a strong believer in decomposing the traditional monolithic database architecture. He has spent many years of his career in academia, co-founded several small and middle-sized companies such as 28msec Inc. and Teralytics, and is currently working on a book that explains basic concepts of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence to teenager.

    Event Language: ENG

  • Dominika Blonski

    Data Protection Officer des Kantons Zürich

    Dr. Dominika Blonski has been Data Protection Commissioner of the Canton of Zurich since May 2020. She graduated in Law at the University of Fribourg with a focus on State, Constitution and Public Administration as well as European and International Affairs. She obtained her PhD from the University of Berne on the subject of "Biometric data as an object of informational self-determination". She broadened her interdisciplinary skills in the areas of information security management and technology with the CAS in Information Security at the University of Lucerne. She is a member of the privatim office, the conference of Swiss data…

    Dr. Dominika Blonski has been Data Protection Commissioner of the Canton of Zurich since May 2020. She graduated in Law at the University of Fribourg with a focus on State, Constitution and Public Administration as well as European and International Affairs. She obtained her PhD from the University of Berne on the subject of "Biometric data as an object of informational self-determination". She broadened her interdisciplinary skills in the areas of information security management and technology with the CAS in Information Security at the University of Lucerne. She is a member of the privatim office, the conference of Swiss data protection officers.

    Event Language: GER

  • Matthias Henze

    CEO and co-founder Jimdo

    The digital platform for website, shop and logo creation supports entrepreneurs, small businesses and teams to succeed online. Jimdo was founded in 2007 and currently employs over 200 people in Hamburg and Tokyo. To date, more than 25 million websites worldwide are built with Jimdo.
    Matthias was born in 1977, grew up in Göttingen, lived in Oman and the USA, and studied in Kiel and Gothenburg. When he's not working for Jimdo, he loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sky-sailing, tours in the snow, and running.

    Event Language: GER

    The digital platform for website, shop and logo creation supports entrepreneurs, small businesses and teams to succeed online. Jimdo was founded in 2007 and currently employs over 200 people in Hamburg and Tokyo. To date, more than 25 million websites worldwide are built with Jimdo.
    Matthias was born in 1977, grew up in Göttingen, lived in Oman and the USA, and studied in Kiel and Gothenburg. When he's not working for Jimdo, he loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sky-sailing, tours in the snow, and running.

    Event Language: GER

  • Annalise Eggimann

    CEO of Innosuisse

    Annalise Eggimann, CEO of Innosuisse — the Swiss Agency for Innovation Promotion — was born in 1960 in Eriswil near Bern. She was admitted to the bar at the University of Bern in 1987 and completed an Executive MBA at the University of Zurich in 2003. After a few years working for companies as a legal assistant, she took on senior positions at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) before becoming CEO of the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), the predecessor organisation of Innosuisse, in 2015. Annalise Eggimann is married and likes…

    Annalise Eggimann, CEO of Innosuisse — the Swiss Agency for Innovation Promotion — was born in 1960 in Eriswil near Bern. She was admitted to the bar at the University of Bern in 1987 and completed an Executive MBA at the University of Zurich in 2003. After a few years working for companies as a legal assistant, she took on senior positions at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) before becoming CEO of the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), the predecessor organisation of Innosuisse, in 2015. Annalise Eggimann is married and likes to spend her free time reading, hiking and travelling.

  • Marc Gläser

    CEO Stöckli

    Marc Gläser is an expert when it comes to international marketing of high-quality Swiss products. Since 2014, he has been managing Stöckli, Switzerland's largest ski manufacturer. As the first CEO who is not a member of the Stöckli family, Marc modernized the company and greatly expanded sales in Switzerland and abroad.
    Before this, Marc worked for the Swiss watch manufacturer Maurice Lacroix for 12 years, where he was promoted to CEO in 2012. It was up to Marc and his team to reposition the brand, bring the management closer to the market and customers and increase profitability. Other career highlights…

    Marc Gläser is an expert when it comes to international marketing of high-quality Swiss products. Since 2014, he has been managing Stöckli, Switzerland's largest ski manufacturer. As the first CEO who is not a member of the Stöckli family, Marc modernized the company and greatly expanded sales in Switzerland and abroad.
    Before this, Marc worked for the Swiss watch manufacturer Maurice Lacroix for 12 years, where he was promoted to CEO in 2012. It was up to Marc and his team to reposition the brand, bring the management closer to the market and customers and increase profitability. Other career highlights included his own Swiss family business Wogg, known for high-quality design furniture, as well as Feldschlösschen and the consumer goods group Unilever. Marc is married, father of two children and acquired his skills at the HSG.

    Event Language: GER

  • Andy Yen

    Founder & CEO Proton

    Dr. Yen is the Founder and CEO of Proton, the company behind ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email service, and ProtonVPN, one of the world’s most widely used VPN services. While ProtonMail was originally developed to help dissidents, activists, and journalists combat mass surveillance, it has also achieved mainstream popularity in recent years and is now used by over 20 million people from around the world. Today, Dr. Yen, along with 200 other scientists, researchers, and engineers, continue to develop ProtonMail as free and open-source software, to realize a vision of an Internet that protects the privacy and defends digital…

    Dr. Yen is the Founder and CEO of Proton, the company behind ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email service, and ProtonVPN, one of the world’s most widely used VPN services. While ProtonMail was originally developed to help dissidents, activists, and journalists combat mass surveillance, it has also achieved mainstream popularity in recent years and is now used by over 20 million people from around the world. Today, Dr. Yen, along with 200 other scientists, researchers, and engineers, continue to develop ProtonMail as free and open-source software, to realize a vision of an Internet that protects the privacy and defends digital freedom.
    Before creating ProtonMail, Dr. Yen was a particle physicist at CERN where his research focus was on supersymmetry and scientific computing. He received his PhD in Physics from Harvard University and also has degrees in Physics and Economics from Caltech.

    Event Language: ENG

  • Kai Renchen

    Founder Parfumdreams

    In 2004, during his community service, Kai founded parfumdreams as another brand of Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, an SME founded by his parents, which until then was mainly operating in stationary retail. Since 2012, Kai has been the spokesman for the management of the family-owned company parfumdreams, of which 80% was successfully sold to Perfumery Douglas GmbH in 2018. Today, parfumdreams has over 400 employees who are united by a strong community spirit. To be prepared for the future, the company is actively committed to team building, continuing education and vocational training, as well as new digital and smart ways of…

    In 2004, during his community service, Kai founded parfumdreams as another brand of Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, an SME founded by his parents, which until then was mainly operating in stationary retail. Since 2012, Kai has been the spokesman for the management of the family-owned company parfumdreams, of which 80% was successfully sold to Perfumery Douglas GmbH in 2018. Today, parfumdreams has over 400 employees who are united by a strong community spirit. To be prepared for the future, the company is actively committed to team building, continuing education and vocational training, as well as new digital and smart ways of working and thinking. Today, Kai is managing partner of several companies, family entrepreneur, digital junkie and pioneer. Although Kai is madly in love with technology and digital management, he also likes to forget about it and put people at the forefront of his actions.

    Event Language: GER

  • Sebastian Gunningham

    Co-CEO WeWork

    Prior to joining WeWork as vice chairman and co-CEO by end of 2018, Sebastian spent more than 10 years at Amazon, running the company’s marketplace business. He was one of CEO Jeff Bezos’s closest advisory and oversaw more than 30’000 people. Before his career at Amazon, Gunningham, was a senior executive at Apple and Oracle, working closely with high profile CEOs Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison. Sebastian is 57 years old, graduated from Stanford University (Mathematical Sciences) and lives in New York.

    Event Language: ENG

    Prior to joining WeWork as vice chairman and co-CEO by end of 2018, Sebastian spent more than 10 years at Amazon, running the company’s marketplace business. He was one of CEO Jeff Bezos’s closest advisory and oversaw more than 30’000 people. Before his career at Amazon, Gunningham, was a senior executive at Apple and Oracle, working closely with high profile CEOs Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison. Sebastian is 57 years old, graduated from Stanford University (Mathematical Sciences) and lives in New York.

    Event Language: ENG

  • Antoinette Weibel

    Professor of HRM & Director of the Research Institute for Work and Workplaces UNSGH

    Antoinette Weibel is Professor of Human Resources Management and Director of the Research Institute for Work and Workplaces at the University of St. Gallen. Previously, she researched and taught at the Universities of Konstanz and Speyer as well as at the Hochschule Liechtenstein. She completed her doctorate and habilitation at the University of Zurich. Her research areas are the influence of institutions on employee motivation, trust in the company, stakeholder trust and well-being at work. She is President of the First International Network of Trust Researchers, a member of the Steering Committee of the European Group for Organizational Studies and…

    Antoinette Weibel is Professor of Human Resources Management and Director of the Research Institute for Work and Workplaces at the University of St. Gallen. Previously, she researched and taught at the Universities of Konstanz and Speyer as well as at the Hochschule Liechtenstein. She completed her doctorate and habilitation at the University of Zurich. Her research areas are the influence of institutions on employee motivation, trust in the company, stakeholder trust and well-being at work. She is President of the First International Network of Trust Researchers, a member of the Steering Committee of the European Group for Organizational Studies and on the Board of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.

    Event language: GER

  • Monika Walser

    CEO de Sede AG

    Monika has been a managing partner of the Manufaktur de Sede AG since 2014. Born in Aargau, she began her career with an educational training as an haute couture dressmaker, followed by a Master of Science in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, an Executive Master in Management Communication and Leadership, an Executive Master in Telecommunications and Change Management, and an Executive MBA in Leadership and Ethics.
    She started her first position as a managing director and owner in 1994 at Cassiopeia Trend AG. From 2000 to 2004 she worked as Chief Communication Officer at the newly founded telecommunications company diAx and,…

    Monika has been a managing partner of the Manufaktur de Sede AG since 2014. Born in Aargau, she began her career with an educational training as an haute couture dressmaker, followed by a Master of Science in Rhetoric and Technical Communication, an Executive Master in Management Communication and Leadership, an Executive Master in Telecommunications and Change Management, and an Executive MBA in Leadership and Ethics.
    She started her first position as a managing director and owner in 1994 at Cassiopeia Trend AG. From 2000 to 2004 she worked as Chief Communication Officer at the newly founded telecommunications company diAx and, after its sale, at TDC Switzerland AG/sunrise. From 2005 to 2009, she was CCO and HR manager and deputy managing director at ETRANS AG and founded swissgrid AG, in which the assets of ETRANS AG were merged. During this time she was elected UCTE (umbrella organisation of all operators of high-voltage grids in Europe in Brussels) responsible for communication and political issues.
    Based on these projects she founded the WAEGA-Group AG in Zurich in 2009 with two partners. She still handles the mandates of Sanitas Krankenversicherungs AG, Orior AG and Zurich Zoo within this company. From 2009 to 2014 Monika was CEO of the Swiss bag and accessories manufacturer FREITAG lab ag. Since 2016 she has been CEO and delegate of the board of directors of de Ligno AG.

    Event Language: GER

  • Marc-Remo Kündig

    CEO Kündig Nahrungsmittel

    Marc-Remo is the Managing Director of Kündig Nahrungsmittel GmbH & Co KG since 2015 and responsible for the Marketing and Communication division of the Kündig Group since 2016. Previously, the graduate marketing and SME management expert (SAWI/HSG) worked in quality leading companies in the dental and automotive industries, where he was able to further develop his passion for brand management in four languages as a product manager.

    Event Language: GER

    Marc-Remo is the Managing Director of Kündig Nahrungsmittel GmbH & Co KG since 2015 and responsible for the Marketing and Communication division of the Kündig Group since 2016. Previously, the graduate marketing and SME management expert (SAWI/HSG) worked in quality leading companies in the dental and automotive industries, where he was able to further develop his passion for brand management in four languages as a product manager.

    Event Language: GER

  • Eric Muntz

    Chief Technology Officer Mailchimp

    Eric Muntz is Mailchimp’s CTO responsible for the engineering teams that design, implement, and maintain Mailchimp’s products and infrastructure. He is passionate about designing and aligning technology to deliver connected customer experiences that drive business success. During his career, Eric has helped create web, desktop, and mobile applications for early-stage startups, small businesses, and the federal government. He has a degree in applied mathematics from Auburn University and also practices and teaches krav maga. Eric lives in Atlanta with his wife and two kids.

    Event Language: ENG

    Eric Muntz is Mailchimp’s CTO responsible for the engineering teams that design, implement, and maintain Mailchimp’s products and infrastructure. He is passionate about designing and aligning technology to deliver connected customer experiences that drive business success. During his career, Eric has helped create web, desktop, and mobile applications for early-stage startups, small businesses, and the federal government. He has a degree in applied mathematics from Auburn University and also practices and teaches krav maga. Eric lives in Atlanta with his wife and two kids.

    Event Language: ENG

  • Diego Piacentini

    Former Italian Government Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

    Diego worked at Amazon over 16 years, as a Senior Vice President of the International Consumer Business and member of the Senior Executive team (S-team), reporting directly to Jeff Bezos, and responsible for all international retail operations. Under his leadership, Amazon launched and grew e-commerce operations in Europe, Japan, Canada, China, India, and Brazil. Previously he worked 12 years at Apple, most recently as General Manager and Vice President of Apple EMEA in Paris. He served a two-year civil servant term as the Italian Government Commissioner for Digital Transformation, reporting directly to the Prime Minister. In this role, he founded…

    Diego worked at Amazon over 16 years, as a Senior Vice President of the International Consumer Business and member of the Senior Executive team (S-team), reporting directly to Jeff Bezos, and responsible for all international retail operations. Under his leadership, Amazon launched and grew e-commerce operations in Europe, Japan, Canada, China, India, and Brazil. Previously he worked 12 years at Apple, most recently as General Manager and Vice President of Apple EMEA in Paris. He served a two-year civil servant term as the Italian Government Commissioner for Digital Transformation, reporting directly to the Prime Minister. In this role, he founded and scaled the Government’s Digital Transformation Team to support the digitization of public services in Italy.
    Diego also serves on several boards, such as The Economist Group, The Bocconi University, OODA Health, The Maasai Association, KKR and Convoy, and is a mentor at Endeavor Global.

    Event Language: ENG

  • Vivek Ravisankar

    Co-Founder & CEO HackerRank

    Vivek is a Co-Founder and CEO at HackerRank. HackerRank is the world’s leading developer skills platform, helping more than 7 million developers (over 25 percent of the global developer population) learn and practice coding. Every eight seconds, someone around the world completes a HackerRank assessment. HackerRank has raised over $58 million over a series of fundraising rounds and is the first company to be accepted by Y-combinator from India. Prior to HackerRank, Vivek was on the Kindle team at Amazon, India. Vivek was named as a member of Forbes 30 under 30 in technology worldwide.

    Event Language: ENG

    Vivek is a Co-Founder and CEO at HackerRank. HackerRank is the world’s leading developer skills platform, helping more than 7 million developers (over 25 percent of the global developer population) learn and practice coding. Every eight seconds, someone around the world completes a HackerRank assessment. HackerRank has raised over $58 million over a series of fundraising rounds and is the first company to be accepted by Y-combinator from India. Prior to HackerRank, Vivek was on the Kindle team at Amazon, India. Vivek was named as a member of Forbes 30 under 30 in technology worldwide.

    Event Language: ENG

  • KMU Panel

    DIGITALISIERUNG UND INNOVATION IN KMU

    Manche Veränderungen sind unaufhaltsam, manche sind zwingend nötig. Die Digitalisierung und der technologische Wandel treffen die KMU unmittelbar und führen dazu, dass unternehmerische Ressourcen neu gedacht und zielführend eingesetzt werden müssen. Bei der Digitalisierung handelt es sich nicht um eine Modeerscheinung, sondern um ein Thema, welches über den Fortbestand und den Wettbewerbsvorteil eines Unternehmens entscheiden wird.

    Wie erkennen Entscheidungsträger_innen in KMU, welche Innovationen für ihr Kerngeschäft entscheidend sind, welche produktiv genutzt und monetarisiert werden können? Wie gelingt dabei die Balance zwischen bewährten Methoden und agilem Innovationsmanagement im KMU? Wie unterhält man eine traditionsorientierte und innovative Unternehmenskultur, die Mitarbeitende täglich motiviert…

    Manche Veränderungen sind unaufhaltsam, manche sind zwingend nötig. Die Digitalisierung und der technologische Wandel treffen die KMU unmittelbar und führen dazu, dass unternehmerische Ressourcen neu gedacht und zielführend eingesetzt werden müssen. Bei der Digitalisierung handelt es sich nicht um eine Modeerscheinung, sondern um ein Thema, welches über den Fortbestand und den Wettbewerbsvorteil eines Unternehmens entscheiden wird.

    Wie erkennen Entscheidungsträger_innen in KMU, welche Innovationen für ihr Kerngeschäft entscheidend sind, welche produktiv genutzt und monetarisiert werden können? Wie gelingt dabei die Balance zwischen bewährten Methoden und agilem Innovationsmanagement im KMU? Wie unterhält man eine traditionsorientierte und innovative Unternehmenskultur, die Mitarbeitende täglich motiviert am selben Strang zu ziehen?


    Diesen und weiteren Fragen aus dem Publikum stellen sich vier Unternehmer*innen und Führungskräfte aus global agierenden KMU unterschiedlicher Branchen während einer Diskussionsrunde zu Technologie, Digitaler Transformation, Kultur und Innovationsmanagement im KMU.

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