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Swiss Leaders Dialog Industry 4.0 connects pioneering CxOs in the fields of corporate strategy, digitalization, technology, R&D, IT and production, as well as scientists and solution providers to discuss ideas and projects on the road to industrial IoT and new digital business models

Leading Industry 4.0 summit in Switzerland. Key players discuss digitization and business models. Smart factories, connected products and intelligent supply chains revolutionize the economies. From product to service? From bulk production to customization and batch size 1? From owned to shared resources? From humans to robots? You'll find answers at Swiss Leaders Dialog. Train yourself and your organisation for Industry 4.0. Swiss Leaders Dialog is not a typical conference. It’s all about personal meetings with peers, consultants and experts. You may select meeting partners in our internal matchmaking platform, or be selected. The matchmaking shows the overleaps between interests and competencies. A very efficient exchange of experiences, ideas, solutions and strategic aspects. Our networking format delivers business knowledge and relevant contacts in the shortest possible amount of time.

Topics

  • Connecting customer, product, production and supply chain intelligently
  • Digital business models and future competition
  • Positioning in the platform economy / Competing or cooperating with startups?
  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Hunt or being hunted – anticipate and implement digital trends quickly
  • Big Data, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Digital Factory
  • New production methods and decentralization
  • Intelligent supply chains
  • Connected products (advantages, business models)
  • Customer centricity and batch size 1
  • Efficiency gains in the value chain through Industry 4.0 and IoT
  • New credit models in the IoT world (also future trends)
  • HR challenge: Which skills are needed?
  • Management concepts for more innovation and creativity (design thinking, agile, holacracy etc.)
  • Integrating IT legacy into the IoT world (existing ERP, MES, BI, DWH etc.)
  • Product data, standards, interoperability
  • Blockchains in IoT
  • Digital twins
  • Cyber-physical systems / autonomous systems / robotics
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Format

  • Best practices: Selected business cases
  • Matchmaking: Interests and competencies of all attendees
  • Networking: Matched and pre-arranged one on one meetings
  • Workshops: Confidential peer discussions
  • High level: Colleagues in similar positions
  • Decision support: Knowledge of an elite network for your projects, strategies and ideas
  • Ultra efficient: Personal agenda – optimal time invest
  • Chill out: Informal networking at after-event bar meeting
  • Online community: Access new contacts and knowledge after the event

Great setup and organisation enabled high level networking and an open-minded exchange. Exciting presentations showed new perspectives.

Axel Vogelbruch, Global Head of Digitalization (CDO), BYK-Chemie GmbH

Very meaningful and relevant for me as a speaker as well as in the delegate role. In a relaxed atmosphere and a flexible setting I was happy to meet a lot of interesting new contacts during networking time. Thanks a lot.

Katharina Uribe Casillas, VP Global Business Development Automotive & Industrial, Kuehne + Nagel

Thank you for two exciting days in Zurich. Perfectly organized with an ideal number of attendees which allowed many inspiring meetings among decision makers.

Dr. Axel Thoma, Lecturer, University of St.Gallen

Outstanding opportunity to network with like-minded. Excellent Organization. Very interesting topics.

Domonkos Gaspar, Digital Solutions Leader, Roche

Very well organized event with practice-oriented, relevant presentations and time for extensive networking

Thomas Röttinger, CEO, Pewatron AG

Thomas Stadler, Head Digital Energy Solutions Switzerland, Alpiq Digital AG

AI as Key to Energy Transition

  • Challenge: Volatile energy producting and pricing, overloaded grids
  • Large-scale battery storage and e-mobility
  • AI based load manegement: Industrial use cases

Florian Wächter, Head of Product Engineering, ABB

Digital Factory: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Big Data, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning as key components
  • Which skills do you need?
  • Smart supply chains

Sabine Schoon, Head of Corporate Strategy & Consulting, comdirekt bank AG

Digital Banking Transformation

  • Anticipating changing needs of „digital“ customers
  • Building a digital organisation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Examples for agile methods
  • AI as key technology

Kiran Joseph, Digital Initiatives Lead EAME, Syngenta Crop Protection AG

Rescripting the Most Conservative Customers‘ Behavior through Digital Products

  • How we grew from 50 to 300K growers in 6 months on our digital asset
  • Strategic: Who are your customers? What do you have to offer? How do you win together?
  • Tactical: How to validate if there is a demand? Is it worth it and can we do it?

Dr. Anneke Mühlebach, Director Strategic Initiatives, Agilent

Buliding an Innovation Program: Strategy, Best Practices, Learnings

  • Changing culture towards interdisciplinary teams
  • Customer centric development
  • Using Scrum for device management
  • Design thinking methods

Björn Ebeling, Director Corporate Business Technology Platforms, Merck

How to Enable an Informed Technology Platform Portfolio Management

  • Challenge: Technology decisions based on „gut feeling“ due to a lack of transparency
  • Automated data collection using AI /ML to connect technolgy plat­forms to e.g. finance, market, literature and patent data
  • Community building based on a Knowledge Graph to facilitate global col­laboration inside the company
  • Merck showcase: enabling R&D to better and faster deliver on projects, scouts to find the right experts to evaluate technologies and strategists to make data driven technology decisions

Andrea Kocsis, Head of Digital Transformation and eBusiness Development, Nestlé

Digital Transformation Journey at Nestlé

  • Consumer Centricity
  • Working with start ups
  • Which skills are needed?
  • How to develop these in a 150 year old organization

Stefan Viehmann, Senior Vice President Global Customer Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel

How Digitalisation is Transforming the Logistics Industry

  • APIs
  • Big Data
  • AI

Léonard Bouchet, Head of Data and Archives, Radio Télévision Suisse

Digitalisation at Radio Télévision Suisse

  • How AI meets the Archives at RTS (Machine Learning examples)
  • The power of agile organization models (holacracy and scrum)
  • Tackling digital and heritage challenges
  • Lessons learned

Giacomo Benvenuti, CTO, 3D-Oxides

A glimpse on the next 4.0 Era Internet (of Everything)

  • Era4.0 and Internet of Everything vision
  • Next opportunities and challenges
  • Business impact?

Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Covestro

Digital Transformation in a Conservative Industrial Corporation

  • Why should a chemical company go digital?
  • What are the key barriers?
  • Actual steps in strategy, governance, capability building and implementation
  • Our lighthouse projects in the area of digital readiness, digital operations, digital customer experience and digital business models

Klemens Berger, Director, Fabasoft

Innovative new business models - successful with digital transformation

  • Digitization of project management processes
  • New business models by expanded service offers
  • How does your company profit from digitization?
  • How to integrate external partners actively and securely

Christophe Gantzer, Regional Controller Zone EMENA, Nestlé

The Corporate Data Challenge: Key to Unlock Decision-Making and Gain Competitive Advantage

  • Corporate data is a strategic asset: how to maximize the benefits you can get from your data and unlock machine learning opportunities?
  • The path towards better, smarter, quicker decision making
  • One source of truth: create a central data repository with clear data quality standards
  • Build scale: aggregate data consistently to unlock benchmarking possibilities and allow centrally driven decisions
  • Best-in-class tools: embrace and leverage new software solutions for data analysis, including predictive analytics
  • Cultural change: shift focus from ‘what’ to ‘why’ to make real-time informed decisions

Dr. Clemente Minonne, Head of Research Group for Digital Business Engineering (DBE), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts School of Engineering and Architecture

Digital Transformation: learn faster and act smarter

Achim Dohl, Global OR Integration and Digital Services, Storz

Hunting Instead of Being Hunted – Anticipating and Applicating Digital Trendsin Medical Technology

  • Racing strategy: from pit lane back to pole position
  • I almost died after 6 months (organisation, team spirit, mandate)
  • Stop the bleeding program
  • Portfolio change in development and product management
  • Conflict management is a prerequisite for necessary and partly radical change
  • Success is the best motivator – the spirit is back

Christian Muck, Manager, Fabasoft

Innovative new business models - successful with digital transformation

  • Digitization of project management processes
  • New business models by expanded service offers
  • How does your company profit from digitization?
  • How to integrate external partners actively and securely

Dr. Christoph Meier, Geschäftsführer scil, Universität St. Gallen

Work 4.0 and Smart Machines: Augmentation Strategies as a Challenge for HR Development

  • Cooperation of humans and smart machines
  • Strategies for change management
  • HR development 4.0: Step in, step up, step forward, step aside, step narrow

CompanyRole
3D-Oxides SASCTO
ABBHead of Product Engineering
AGCODirector After Sales EME
AgilentDirector Strategic Initiatives
Agrosolution AGCEO
AlpiqCEO Alpiq Digital
Angst + Pfister GroupCMSO
Association of Serbian BanksSecretary General
Australian Trade & Investment
Commission (Austrade)
Senior Investment Manager
BASFHead of Digital Innovation
Belimed AGHead of Process Engineering and System Modelling
Belimed AGRegional Director Latin America & Southern Europe
Berner FachhochschuleDean of Industrial Engineering and Management Science
BKW AGHead of Group Markets & Services
BMW GroupHead of Digital Transformation Motorbike
Bühler GroupBlockchain Leader
CKW AGCIO
Coesia GroupHead of Market Development - IPS Division
comdirekt BankHead of Corporate Strategy
CovestroSVP Digital Transformation
and Business Model Innovation
Design OfficesChief Digital Officer
DKSHVP Group Strategy, eCommerce, Analytics
EnsingerHead of Application Engineering & Product Management
EuroAirportHead of Projects
GardenaNew Business und Venture Manager
Gemalto/ThalesSVP Europe Banking & Payment Services
Gemius (Poland)CTO
Hero GroupHead of Business Development
Hilcona AGHead of Global Business Development
HMD GlobalHead of Order Management
HUBER+SUHNER AGHead Product Management & Development
InmarsatDirector Strategy & Business Development
Karl StorzGlobal OR Integration and Digital Services
Kuehne + NagelSenior Vice President Global Customer Solutions
Kuehne + Nagel VP Global Business Development
Automotive & Industrial
KUKA AGHead of IT Automation
Landis+GyrCFO Switzerland
LIPO Einrichtungsmärkte AGChief Brand & Digital Officer
LonzaSenior Digital Portfolio Manager
LonzaSenior Director
Manor AGHead of Indirect Procurement Strategy
MerckDirector Corporate Business Technology Platforms
METTLER TOLEDO International Inc.Head of Global Service
Mettler-ToledoGlobal Process Owner PLM
NestléHead of eBusiness
NestléRegional Controller Zone EMENA
NordakademieHead of Department of Industrial Processes and Logistics
OpelDirector Regulations & Certification
PhilipsGlobal Product Manager Healthcare
Post CH AGHead of Engagement Management
Post CH AGHead of Customer Experience Management
and Market Research
PostAuto AGHead of Systems and Services
Quarzwerke GmbHHead of Management System
R. Nussbaum AGHead of Materials
Radio Télévision SuisseHead of Data and Archives
RheinmetallCEO Rheinmetall Technical Publications CH AG
RocheDigital Solutions Leader
SEBA Crypto AGHead of IT Engineering
SEBA Crypto AGHead of Operational Risk
SKFPresident VSM
Société Privée de GéranceHead of Innovation
Sonceboz S.A.Head of Innovation & New Product Development
StadlerRailHead Business Development Signalling
Steiner AGFP&A Manager / Head of SAP Applications
SwarovskiHead of Digital Marketing
Swiss ReRegional Client Manager/Actuary
Swissport InternationalHead of IT Apps & Projects Central and Eastern Europe
Syngenta Crop Protection AGDigital Initiatives Lead EAME
The Adecco GroupHead of Data Science
UnileverHead of Customer Development IT Europe
Universität St. GallenGeschäftsführer scil
CompanyRole
3D-Oxides SASCTO
ABBHead of Product Engineering
AGCODirector After Sales EME
AgilentDirector Strategic Initiatives
Agrosolution AGCEO
AlpiqCEO Alpiq Digital
Angst + Pfister GroupCMSO
Association of Serbian BanksSecretary General
Australian Trade & Investment
Commission (Austrade)
Senior Investment Manager
BASFHead of Digital Innovation
Belimed AGHead of Process Engineering and System Modelling
Belimed AGRegional Director Latin America & Southern Europe
Berner FachhochschuleDean of Industrial Engineering and Management Science
BKW AGHead of Group Markets & Services
BMW GroupHead of Digital Transformation Motorbike
Bühler GroupBlockchain Leader
CKW AGCIO
Coesia GroupHead of Market Development - IPS Division
comdirekt BankHead of Corporate Strategy
CovestroSVP Digital Transformation
and Business Model Innovation
Design OfficesChief Digital Officer
DKSHVP Group Strategy, eCommerce, Analytics
EnsingerHead of Application Engineering & Product Management
EuroAirportHead of Projects
GardenaNew Business und Venture Manager
Gemalto/ThalesSVP Europe Banking & Payment Services
Gemius (Poland)CTO
Hero GroupHead of Business Development
Hilcona AGHead of Global Business Development
HMD GlobalHead of Order Management
HUBER+SUHNER AGHead Product Management & Development
InmarsatDirector Strategy & Business Development
Karl StorzGlobal OR Integration and Digital Services
Kuehne + NagelSenior Vice President Global Customer Solutions
Kuehne + Nagel VP Global Business Development
Automotive & Industrial
KUKA AGHead of IT Automation
Landis+GyrCFO Switzerland
LIPO Einrichtungsmärkte AGChief Brand & Digital Officer
LonzaSenior Digital Portfolio Manager
LonzaSenior Director
Manor AGHead of Indirect Procurement Strategy
MerckDirector Corporate Business Technology Platforms
METTLER TOLEDO International Inc.Head of Global Service
Mettler-ToledoGlobal Process Owner PLM
NestléHead of eBusiness
NestléRegional Controller Zone EMENA
NordakademieHead of Department of Industrial Processes and Logistics
OpelDirector Regulations & Certification
PhilipsGlobal Product Manager Healthcare
Post CH AGHead of Engagement Management
Post CH AGHead of Customer Experience Management
and Market Research
PostAuto AGHead of Systems and Services
Quarzwerke GmbHHead of Management System
R. Nussbaum AGHead of Materials
Radio Télévision SuisseHead of Data and Archives
RheinmetallCEO Rheinmetall Technical Publications CH AG
RocheDigital Solutions Leader
SEBA Crypto AGHead of IT Engineering
SEBA Crypto AGHead of Operational Risk
SKFPresident VSM
Société Privée de GéranceHead of Innovation
Sonceboz S.A.Head of Innovation & New Product Development
StadlerRailHead Business Development Signalling
Steiner AGFP&A Manager / Head of SAP Applications
SwarovskiHead of Digital Marketing
Swiss ReRegional Client Manager/Actuary
Swissport InternationalHead of IT Apps & Projects Central and Eastern Europe
Syngenta Crop Protection AGDigital Initiatives Lead EAME
The Adecco GroupHead of Data Science
UnileverHead of Customer Development IT Europe
Universität St. GallenGeschäftsführer scil

TimeActivityNovember 17, 2020
8:30Start of registration
9:00Digitalization of Procurement – Make the Right Choices
  • One suite or best of breed?
  • Speedboats and backend
  • How to avoid pitfalls

    Astrid Borgmann, Head of Methods, Processes and Systems, Deputy CPO, Swiss Post








  • 9:30AI Enabled Pricing

    Vincenzo De Rosa, Group Head of Data Science, Adecco Group AG




    10:00Coffee Break / Networking
    10:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 10:45Networking Session 2 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:15Networking Session 3 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:45Networking Session 4 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:15Networking Session 5 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:45Lunch / Networking
    13:45The Digital Twin as a Service Enabler: From Service Ecosystem to Simulation Model
  • Derivation of appropriate simulation models
  • Service value proposition as analytic starting point
  • Digital twin as service enabler in a multi-layer architecture
  • Hybrid simulation models
  • End-to-end development approach

    Jürg Meierhofer, Koordinator Plattform Industrie 4.0, ZHAW
  • 14:10Using Analytics to Complement Business Models in Industrial Services
  • Proposing a digital transformation strategy in a diversified group
  • Reference framework for industrial digital twins
  • BlueBox – from sensors readings to outcome based business models

    Philipp Elkuch, Global Head Digital Strategy & Transformation, Sulzer AG











  • 14:35Blockchains in IoT and Intelligent Supply Chains
  • Track and trace along supply chains
  • Industrial producers’ need evolution: pre- and post-Covid-19
  • Blockchain-based industrial applications and the role of IoT
  • An example for food/feed at Bühler AG

    Camilla Valeria Cavaliere, Development Lead Blockchain Based Services, Bühler AG
  • 15:00Coffee Break / Networking
    15:15How Industrial IoT and Cloud Technologies are Accelerating Philip Morris International Manufacturing Transformation
  • Challenges and Lessons learned in Transitioning from OT and legacy technology to Industrial IoT
  • Seamless Cloud Computing: From IoT Gateway to Public Cloud via Edge Computing
  • How PMI’s Industrial Cloud is underpinning Manufacturing Use Cases for Machine-Learning, Real-Time Process Control and Paperless Factory

    Corrado Iorizzo, Domain Architect OPS Manufacturing, Philip Morris International



  • 15:40Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes

    Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Internal Audit & Risk Management, Swiss Steel Holding AG


    16:05Digital Transformation in the Security Industry
  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Cyber-physical systems / autonomous systems / robotics / IoT

    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas SA
  • 16:30Product Configuration for Industry 4.0
  • Pragmatic digitalization of the product definition and the generation of platforms and building block systems
  • Implementing an assisted product configuration (BOM, Cost, Software, Visualisation etc.)
  • Backbone to collect product and processing data for upcoming big data, IoT and digital twin applications

    Dr. Martin Freundt, Technical Director Business Unit Electronic Devices, Manz AG
  • 17:00Strategy and Implementation of an Industry 4.0 Supply Chain Concept
  • Why do we need a digitalization strategy
    in SCM at Bosch
  • Processes vs. IT – what comes first?
  • Key enablers / action fields for digital SCM models
  • Lighthouse project examples
  • Benefit of digitalization in crisis time

    Winfried Rockensteiner, Vice President Divisional Logistics (PS/LO), Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 17:25Wrap-up Discussion
    17:30Apéro an der Hotelbar
    TimeActivityNovember 17, 2020
    8:30Start of registration
    9:00Digitalization of Procurement – Make the Right Choices
  • One suite or best of breed?
  • Speedboats and backend
  • How to avoid pitfalls

    Astrid Borgmann, Head of Methods, Processes and Systems, Deputy CPO, Swiss Post








  • 9:30AI Enabled Pricing

    Vincenzo De Rosa, Group Head of Data Science, Adecco Group AG




    10:00Coffee Break / Networking
    10:15Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 10:45Networking Session 2 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:15Networking Session 3 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:45Networking Session 4 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:15Networking Session 5 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:45Lunch / Networking
    13:45The Digital Twin as a Service Enabler: From Service Ecosystem to Simulation Model
  • Derivation of appropriate simulation models
  • Service value proposition as analytic starting point
  • Digital twin as service enabler in a multi-layer architecture
  • Hybrid simulation models
  • End-to-end development approach

    Jürg Meierhofer, Koordinator Plattform Industrie 4.0, ZHAW
  • 14:10Using Analytics to Complement Business Models in Industrial Services
  • Proposing a digital transformation strategy in a diversified group
  • Reference framework for industrial digital twins
  • BlueBox – from sensors readings to outcome based business models

    Philipp Elkuch, Global Head Digital Strategy & Transformation, Sulzer AG











  • 14:35Blockchains in IoT and Intelligent Supply Chains
  • Track and trace along supply chains
  • Industrial producers’ need evolution: pre- and post-Covid-19
  • Blockchain-based industrial applications and the role of IoT
  • An example for food/feed at Bühler AG

    Camilla Valeria Cavaliere, Development Lead Blockchain Based Services, Bühler AG
  • 15:00Coffee Break / Networking
    15:15How Industrial IoT and Cloud Technologies are Accelerating Philip Morris International Manufacturing Transformation
  • Challenges and Lessons learned in Transitioning from OT and legacy technology to Industrial IoT
  • Seamless Cloud Computing: From IoT Gateway to Public Cloud via Edge Computing
  • How PMI’s Industrial Cloud is underpinning Manufacturing Use Cases for Machine-Learning, Real-Time Process Control and Paperless Factory

    Corrado Iorizzo, Domain Architect OPS Manufacturing, Philip Morris International



  • 15:40Digitalization of Internal Audit Processes

    Jean-Paul Duperron, VP Internal Audit & Risk Management, Swiss Steel Holding AG


    16:05Digital Transformation in the Security Industry
  • From product to service – what are the implications of this paradigm shift?
  • Cyber-physical systems / autonomous systems / robotics / IoT

    Pascal Hulalka, CTO, Protectas SA
  • 16:30Product Configuration for Industry 4.0
  • Pragmatic digitalization of the product definition and the generation of platforms and building block systems
  • Implementing an assisted product configuration (BOM, Cost, Software, Visualisation etc.)
  • Backbone to collect product and processing data for upcoming big data, IoT and digital twin applications

    Dr. Martin Freundt, Technical Director Business Unit Electronic Devices, Manz AG
  • 17:00Strategy and Implementation of an Industry 4.0 Supply Chain Concept
  • Why do we need a digitalization strategy
    in SCM at Bosch
  • Processes vs. IT – what comes first?
  • Key enablers / action fields for digital SCM models
  • Lighthouse project examples
  • Benefit of digitalization in crisis time

    Winfried Rockensteiner, Vice President Divisional Logistics (PS/LO), Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 17:25Wrap-up Discussion
    17:30Apéro an der Hotelbar

    Renaissance Zürich Tower Hotel

    Turbinenstrasse 20, CH-8005 Zürich, +41 44 630 30 30