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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

Johan Oberg, Head of Digital Marketing, Alpiq

Creating new customer values in a transforming industry

  • A transforming industry
  • Adjusting to new challenges and opportunities
  • Creating new customer values

Florian Wächter, Head of Product Engineering, ABB

Digital Factory: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Big Data, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning as key components
  • HR Challenge: 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
  • Using AI to get an overview and facilitate global collaboration inside the company
  • Automated data collection to connect technolgy platforms to e.g. finance, market, literature and patent data
  • 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

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

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

Florian Fiechter, Head of Customer Experience Management and Market Research, Swiss Post

Swiss Post‘s Digital Strategy

  • From product to digital service - what does this mean for Swiss Post?
  • Hunting, not being hunted! How we anticipate digital trends
  • Management concepts for more innovation and creativity (Design Thinking, Agile, Scrum, Holacracy etc.)

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

Prof. Dr. Arno Müller, Nordakademie

Digineering - The Path to Process Digitization

  • Joint research with 13 companies to develop practical models for process digitization
  • Combining process management methods with the agile approach known from software engineering
  • Result: an easy-to-use toolset to digitize any process

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

Tobias Schlitzke, New Business und Venture Manager, Gardena

Digital Business Models and Future Competition

TimeActivity5. November
8:00Start of registration
8:30Opening Peer Round Table / Warm up
8:45Creating new customer values in a transforming industry
  • A transforming industry
  • Adjusting to new challenges and opportunities
  • Creating new customer values
    Johan Oberg, Head of Digital Marketing, Alpiq
  • 9:15Digital Business Models and Future Competition

    Tobias Schlitzke, New Business und Venture Manager, Gardena
    9:45Digital Factory: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Big Data, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning as key components
  • HR Challenge: Which skills do you need?
  • Smart supply chains
    Florian Wächter, Head of Product Engineering, ABB
  • 10:15Digital Banking Transformation
  • Anticipating changing needs of „digital“ customers
  • Building a digital organisation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Examples for agile methods
  • AI as key technology
    Sabine Schoon, Head of Corporate Strategy & Consulting, comdirekt bank AG
  • 10:45Coffee Break / Networking
    11:00Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:30Networking Session 2 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:00Networking Session 3 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:30Networking Session 4 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 13:00Lunch / Networking
    14:00Rescripting 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 ?
    Kiran Joseph, Digital Initiatives Lead EAME, Syngenta Crop Protection AG
  • 14:30Buliding an Innovation Program: Strategy, Best Practices, Learnings
  • Changing culture towards interdisciplinary teams
  • Customer centric development
  • Using Scrum for device management
  • Design thinking methods
    Dr. Anneke Mühlebach, Director Strategic Initiatives, Agilent
  • 15:00Networking Session 5 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 15:30Networking Session 6 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 16:00Coffee Break / Networking
    16:15Networking Session 7 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 16:45Networking Session 8 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 17:15How to Enable an Informed Technology Platform Portfolio Management
  • Challenge: Technology decisions based on „gut feeling“ due to a lack of transparency
  • Using AI to get an overview and facilitate global collaboration inside the company
  • Automated data collection to connect technolgy platforms to e.g. finance, market, literature and patent data
  • 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.
    Björn Ebeling, Director Corporate Business Technology Platforms, Merck
  • 17:45Work 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
    Dr. Christoph Meier, Geschäftsführer scil, Universität St. Gallen
  • 18:30Apéro at the Hotel Bar
    TimeActivity6. November
    8:00Start of registration
    8:30Opening Peer Round Table / Warm up
    8:45How Digitalisation is Transforming the Logistics Industry
  • APIs
  • Big Data
  • AI
    Stefan Viehmann, Senior Vice President Global Customer Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel
  • 9:15Digitalisation 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
    Léonard Bouchet, Head of Data and Archives, Radio Télévision Suisse
  • 9:45Swiss Post‘s Digital Strategy
  • From product to digital service - what does this mean for Swiss Post?
  • Hunting, not being hunted! How we anticipate digital trends
  • Management concepts for more innovation and creativity (Design Thinking, Agile, Scrum, Holacracy etc.)
    Florian Fiechter, Head of Customer Experience Management and Market Research, Swiss Post
  • 10:15Digital 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
    Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Covestro
  • 10:45Coffee Break / Networking
    11:00Networking Session 9 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:30Networking Session 10 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:00Networking Session 11 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:30Networking Session 12 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 13:00Lunch / Networking
    14:00Digineering - The Path to Process Digitization
  • Joint research with 13 companies to develop practical models for process digitization
  • Combining process management methods with the agile approach known from software engineering
  • Result: an easy-to-use toolset to digitize any process
    Prof. Dr. Arno Müller, Nordakademie
  • 14:30The 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
    Christophe Gantzer, Regional Controller Zone EMENA, Nestlé
  • 15:00Wrap-up Discussion
    15:15End of Event
    TimeActivity5. November
    8:00Start of registration
    8:30Opening Peer Round Table / Warm up
    8:45Creating new customer values in a transforming industry
  • A transforming industry
  • Adjusting to new challenges and opportunities
  • Creating new customer values
    Johan Oberg, Head of Digital Marketing, Alpiq
  • 9:15Digital Business Models and Future Competition

    Tobias Schlitzke, New Business und Venture Manager, Gardena
    9:45Digital Factory: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Big Data, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning as key components
  • HR Challenge: Which skills do you need?
  • Smart supply chains
    Florian Wächter, Head of Product Engineering, ABB
  • 10:15Digital Banking Transformation
  • Anticipating changing needs of „digital“ customers
  • Building a digital organisation
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Examples for agile methods
  • AI as key technology
    Sabine Schoon, Head of Corporate Strategy & Consulting, comdirekt bank AG
  • 10:45Coffee Break / Networking
    11:00Networking Session 1 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:30Networking Session 2 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:00Networking Session 3 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:30Networking Session 4 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 13:00Lunch / Networking
    14:00Rescripting 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 ?
    Kiran Joseph, Digital Initiatives Lead EAME, Syngenta Crop Protection AG
  • 14:30Buliding an Innovation Program: Strategy, Best Practices, Learnings
  • Changing culture towards interdisciplinary teams
  • Customer centric development
  • Using Scrum for device management
  • Design thinking methods
    Dr. Anneke Mühlebach, Director Strategic Initiatives, Agilent
  • 15:00Networking Session 5 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 15:30Networking Session 6 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 16:00Coffee Break / Networking
    16:15Networking Session 7 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 16:45Networking Session 8 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 17:15How to Enable an Informed Technology Platform Portfolio Management
  • Challenge: Technology decisions based on „gut feeling“ due to a lack of transparency
  • Using AI to get an overview and facilitate global collaboration inside the company
  • Automated data collection to connect technolgy platforms to e.g. finance, market, literature and patent data
  • 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.
    Björn Ebeling, Director Corporate Business Technology Platforms, Merck
  • 17:45Work 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
    Dr. Christoph Meier, Geschäftsführer scil, Universität St. Gallen
  • 18:30Apéro at the Hotel Bar
    TimeActivity6. November
    8:00Start of registration
    8:30Opening Peer Round Table / Warm up
    8:45How Digitalisation is Transforming the Logistics Industry
  • APIs
  • Big Data
  • AI
    Stefan Viehmann, Senior Vice President Global Customer Solutions, Kuehne + Nagel
  • 9:15Digitalisation 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
    Léonard Bouchet, Head of Data and Archives, Radio Télévision Suisse
  • 9:45Swiss Post‘s Digital Strategy
  • From product to digital service - what does this mean for Swiss Post?
  • Hunting, not being hunted! How we anticipate digital trends
  • Management concepts for more innovation and creativity (Design Thinking, Agile, Scrum, Holacracy etc.)
    Florian Fiechter, Head of Customer Experience Management and Market Research, Swiss Post
  • 10:15Digital 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
    Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Covestro
  • 10:45Coffee Break / Networking
    11:00Networking Session 9 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 11:30Networking Session 10 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:00Networking Session 11 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 12:30Networking Session 12 (parallel activities)
  • Meetings with peers, experts and solution providers
  • Workshop
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • 13:00Lunch / Networking
    14:00Digineering - The Path to Process Digitization
  • Joint research with 13 companies to develop practical models for process digitization
  • Combining process management methods with the agile approach known from software engineering
  • Result: an easy-to-use toolset to digitize any process
    Prof. Dr. Arno Müller, Nordakademie
  • 14:30The 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
    Christophe Gantzer, Regional Controller Zone EMENA, Nestlé
  • 15:00Wrap-up Discussion
    15:15End of Event

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