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Routine is

a heavy vessel.

You are the

pirate.

Come to the Next Digital Leader Summit.

Come to the Next Digital Leader Summit.

The Next Digital Leader Summit –

an extraordinary event by PwC and WIRED.

The Next Digital Leader Summit is an exclusive event on November 10th and 11th. Alongside active networking opportunities with the Next Digital Leaders, the event features a varied programme with exciting presentations on relevant and future-forward topics. Get to know the digital industry in extraordinary discussion rounds with representatives from the research and business spheres. Tackle current issues with real-world case studies in fascinating breakout sessions.

Do you belong at the summit?

We welcome students of technology, engineering, (business) mathematics and (business) informatics as well as young digital professionals with up to seven years of professional experience. Register by 22/10/2017 to reserve one of the coveted participant spots. All attendees will enjoy access to the conference, participation in the supporting programme and the evening event. Of course, hotel accommodation and railway travel costs (2nd class) as well as flight costs from Austria will be settled by us.

You should get to know:

our Speakers.

Our speakers are experts in their business, and in addition to their qualifications, they stand out all the more thanks to their impressive backgrounds and personalities. Their diverse perspectives offer the chance for exciting exchange at our summit.

The following speakers have already confirmed their participation:

Prof. Christian Bauckhage

Christian Bauckhage is professor of informatics at the University of Bonn and lead scientist for machine learning at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems in Sankt Augustin. In his research he devotes himself to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence and machine learning and has published numerous scientific contributions.

Olaf Acker

Olaf Acker is a Managing Director with PwC Strategy& Germany and leads firms Digital Services practice as well as Technology Strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has over 16 years of strategy consulting and industry experience serving clients in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Before joining Strategy&, he worked in the interactive media and financial services industries.

Dr. Shermin Voshmgir

Dr. Shermin Voshmgir is the founder of BlockchainHub, an international network of autonomous Hubs that promote the idea of blockchain, crypto economics and the decentralized web. She regularly speaks at conferences and consults on Blockchains and the social impact of future technologies. As an expert she also lectures blockchain related topics at the Vienna University of Economics.

Nikolaus Röttger

Nikolaus Röttger has been editor-in-chief of WIRED Germany since 2014. He and his team are based in Berlin, the epicenter of the German digital and start-up scene, covering technology, digital culture, science, business and design. Before Nikolaus joined WIRED Germany, he was editor-in-chief of the online magazine Gruenderszene.de and founding editor of the business lifestyle magazine Business Punk.

Ole Tillmann (Host)

Ole Tillmann is a Berlin-based innovation consultant, executive communication coach and professional event host. In 2012 he founded PEAK, an agency specializing in innovation and communication. Ole presents ongoingly some of the most important conferences in the tech-, startup and digital business world in the DACH region.

Vito Rallo

Vito Rallo is a senior manager and cyber security expert at PwC with a visionary approach to business development, innovation and team building. He has more than 16 years' experience in IT, ten of which he's spent in the field of cyber security. Leading the Belgian ITM team (Incident and Threat Management), he focuses on ethical hacking, incident response, Internet of Things and embedded device hybrid testing.

Rajendra Sitompoel

Rajendra Sitompoel leads the Dutch part of the PwC Experience Center where he helps our clients reimagine their business in the digital age – and then helps them execute and reap the rewards. That’s exactly what drives Rajendra and his team members: helping our clients solve their most pressing customer facing challenges in today’s digital age.

Andreas Kaim

Andreas Kaim is Vice President IT at Delivery Hero AG. Together with his team, he not only provides the IT system, but also all application and identity management for all entities within the Delivery Hero group. He has over 10 years of experience in the aviation industry and over 5 years in the compliance and consulting industry. His motto is: “you aren’t a leader until you’ve produced a leader that can produce another leader”

Find out how we are digitalising the economy:

the Summit breakout sessions.

At the Summit breakout sessions, you will focus on relevant problems and learn valuable skills that you can use immediately by solving current case studies. You will have the opportunity to talk about your own experiences and leave with your fair share of inspiration.

All participants can take part in the following breakout sessions – based on their specific interests and focuses. Further breakout sessions will be announced:

The breakout session on Friday:

Ignite 'n' Innovate

Interactive breakout session with
Sarah Gregersen and Sara Silfverberg

Ignite ‘n‘ Innovate
As today’s Digital Leaders have to proactively drive organizational change, they also have to adapt their own workflows and processes to keep pace with fast-changing business environments. This interactive session will accordingly teach you how to apply state of the art innovation techniques, thus expand your problem solving capabilities and open your mind for new approaches of thinking and acting outside the box.

On Saturday you can choose between the following breakout sessions:

The Blockchain Game – The Boardroom Version
In the boardroom version of the Blockchain Game you will be a node in the Blockchain network, to process transactions. In this game setting you will learn about the basic principles of Blockchain technology and assess opportunities and threats in your daily business. This results in a shared understanding and language on Blockchain for you and your co-participants.

Blockchain

The Blockchain Game -
The Boardroom Version

Blockchain

Distributed ledgers, cryptocurrencies
& smart contracts

Distributed ledgers, cryptocurrencies & smart contracts
In this session we will have a closer look at distributed ledger technology and its applications in the modern world, as well as the essential components of Blockchain. We will further discuss two main use-cases, cryptocurrencies like BitCoin, ZCash and GridCoin and smart contract platforms like Ethereum.

Which smart contracts make perfect sense?
– Assessing smart contracts on Blockchain

We invite the next digital leaders to discuss with us potential use cases for smart contracts – autonomous, self-executing contracts. We will give a short introduction on the theory of smart contracts. You will take the role of a project leader asked to assess several use cases using a smart contract assessment model.

Blockchain

Which smart contract make perfect sense?
-Assessing smart contracts on Blockchain

Artificial Intelligence

Fighting fraud with Artificial Intelligence

Fighting fraud with Artificial Intelligence
In this breakout session, we explore how artificial intelligence can make this problem more manageable. Using the building blocks that make up modern-day language processing, we reconstruct context. With machine learning, in both its supervised and un-supervised form, we can understand this context and act upon it on a massive scale.

Cognitive Digitization –
Our approach for AI solutions

Artificial Intelligence is disrupting the entire business value chain by automating existing business processes, uncovering new value from data and augmenting human decisions and actions. We will discuss how today’s advances in fundamental AI technology are accelerating, leading to a proliferation of commercial use cases.

Artificial Intelligence

Cognitive Digitization -
Our approach for AI solutions

Artificial Intelligence

Deal with recruiters using
a digital representation of yourself

Deal with recruiters using
a digital representation of yourself

Are you tired of answering always the same questions during recruitment events and job interviews? If so, please read on. During this workshop, we will guide you through the development of an Artificial Intelligent chatbot that is a digital representation of yourself and will be able to have these conversations for you.

Game of Threats™
Game of Threats™ is a digital game that is designed to simulate the speed and complexity of an actual cyber breach. The game forces players to make choices about how to attack (if playing the threat actor) and defend (if playing the company) with limited information and to balance investment in capability and responding to the other teams’ actions and plans.

Cyber Security

Game of Threats™

Cyber Security

Threat Intelligence - Chasing a nation state

Threat Intelligence – Chasing a Nation state
In this session, we will explain the nature of a relatively new and often overlooked field in cyber security – Threat Intelligence. We will explain what Threat Intelligence is, go over a number of high-profile breaches and intrusions, and together with the audience we’ll try to find out if there is a connection. DISCLAIMER: If you don’t like paranoia and/or conspiracies, this session is not for you.

Reimagine the possible with BXT
In this session, we will talk about the PwC BXT-model, where we combine the Business, Experience and Technology perspectives to derive innovative, holistic and effective solutions to our clients’ most pressing problems in today’s digital age.

Cross Thinking

Reimagine the possible with BXT

What awaits you:

the summit schedule.

Opening
– Moderator Ole Tillmann
Keynote Session Challenges & Trends in Digitalisation
Keynote Session Technological Trends:
– Nikolaus Röttger (WIRED Germany)
Keynote Session PwCs Digital Agenda:
– Olaf Acker (PwC Germany)
Lunch
WIRED Breakout Session Part I
Coffee break
WIRED Breakout Session Part II
Keynote Session "How digital identity enables Delivery Heroes to do awesome work":
– Andreas Kaim (Delivery Hero)
Dinner & Party
Opening
– Moderator Ole Tillmann
Keynote Session: tba.
Coffee Break
Key Note Session Blockchain
– Dr. Shermin Voshmgir (BlockchainHub)
Breakout Sessions
Lunch
Key Note Session AI: Key Technology of the 21st Century
– Prof. Dr. Bauckhage (Fraunhofer IAIS)
Breakout Sessions
Coffee Break
Key Note Session Cyber Security
Hack Experience:
– Vito Rallo (PwC Belgium)
Breakout Sessions
Closing Key Note Session: Presentation of Digitalisation Trends
– Rajendra Sitompoel (PwC Netherlands)
Wrap up by moderator Ole Tillman

World cultural heritage as a motor for change:

the Zeche Zollverein in Essen.

What could be a better place to experience the digitalisation of the economy than an area that stands for the transformation of an entire industry?

The Zeche Zollverein is a UNESCO world heritage site. Once the largest and today the nicest coal mine in the world, it combines the old with the modern and represents both a museum and relic for the entire industrial age. At the heart of the operation, right next to the hoist headframe lie the former conveyor belt hall and what was once the transformer house. These two marvels of industrial architecture will be the setting for our exciting and creative exchange.

Zeche Zollverein main entrance

© Jochen Tack / Stiftung Zollverein

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Zeche Zollverein premises

© Jochen Tack / Stiftung Zollverein

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Zeche Zollverein by night

© Jochen Tack / Stiftung Zollverein

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Zeche Zollverein binnacle hoisting headframe

© Jochen Tack / Stiftung Zollverein

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Halle 12 - Conveyor belt hall

© Sven Lorenz / Stiftung Zollverein

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Halle 12 - Conveyor belt hall

© Frank Vinken / Stiftung Zollverein