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This conference programme aims to give senior industry professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we endeavour to present new case studies and new thinkers on the programme each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the  industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form their future strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.




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KEYNOTES 2020
KEYNOTES 2020
  • L, U, V, W? - What kind of recovery can we expect for the Swiss and the global economy?

    Jan-Egbert Sturm, Professor of Applied Macroeconomics, Director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich
    None of us foresaw the economic consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic. The way out is also unprecedented territory. As Director of the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, Prof. Jan Egbert-Sturm is one of the most competent experts in Switzerland to assess the current and future situat...
     

    Leadership in Times of Disruptive Change

    Rahaf Harfoush, Digital Anthropologist, Best- Selling Author, Executive Director at the Red Thread Institute of Digital Culture
    As we navigate global pandemics, lightning fast innovations, and ever-changing technological landscapes, today’s leaders must balance their organisational priorities against a backdrop of constant disruption. What can be done about this? In this keynote Rahaf will explore how emerging techn...
     

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    Sam Conniff, Author "Be More Pirate", Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Livity
     

INDUSTRY SESSIONS 2020
INDUSTRY SESSIONS 2020
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    Conny Dethloff, Human @Agile Center, former Division Manager BI Agile Products & Data Management at OTTO GmbH & Co KG

     

     

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    Gopal Karemore, PhD Machine Learning, AI enthusiast
     
     

    InnoWhat? Corporate Innovation - Mythen & Fakten

    Dino Beerli, Design Thinker, Author, Founder & CEO at Superloop Innovation
     «Innovate or die! Work like a Startup! Radical innovation!» Derlei Mythen und Buzzwords kennen wir zu Genüge. Doch was hat Hand und Fuss? Sollte Ihr U...
     

  • Radical Business Model Transformation – How to gain the competitive edge in a disruptive world

    Carsten Linz, Author Radical Business Model Transformation, SVP, Group Digital Officer BASF
    According to the World Economic Forum, 80% of executives think that their business models are at risk or to be disrupted. 60% of companies that have undergone a digital transformation, transformed into new business models.
     
    Despite the reset on the horizon, many companies ...
     

    Mehr Ratlosigkeit wagen - digitales Denken mit mehr ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Dirk von Gehlen, Head Social Media and Innovation at Süddeutsche Zeitung
     
     

DISCUSSION GROUPS 2020
DISCUSSION GROUPS 2020
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    Conny Dethloff, Human @Agile Center, former Division Manager BI Agile Products & Data Management at OTTO GmbH & Co KG
     
     

    Corporate Venture Capital: Chancen und Herausforderungen post-Corona

    Lorenz Lüchinger, Chief Financial Officer at Sparrow Ventures
    • Wie unterscheidet sich Corporate Venture Capital vom klassischen Venture Capital? Wo drohen potentielle Interessenkonflikte?
    • Corporate Venture Capital gilt als eines der erfolgreichsten Innovations-Instrumente. Welche Herausforderungen sind dabei zu beachten, allgemein und für...
     

  • Global Finance Transformation: Status and way forward in Automation, Digitalization and Robotics in Finance

    Marc Danner, Head of Group Finance Services at Clariant AG
     Digitalization in Finance has developed from a pure buzz word to a must do for finance organizations across the globe. Be it the use of predictive sales and overdue forecasts based on algorithms, the usage of RPA (robotics) solutions in fixed asset accounting or the automation in SAP for cl...
     

    RGM (Revenue Growth Management) - How to unlock Maximum Value

    Jeroen Katgert, SVP Finance Europe, Chief Financial Officer Europe at Mondelēz Schweiz GmbH
    • Strategic imperative: Move from price negotiations to RGM, driving higher consumption/share at better price realisation.
     
    • Opportunity: Shift Customer dialogue into structural category expansion and business building, leverage better shopper/consume...
     

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    Samantha Zanon, Finance Director at Emerson Process Management AG
     
     

SUPPLIER PRESENTATIONS 2020
SUPPLIER PRESENTATIONS 2020
  • The programme is currently in progress ...

    All suppliers have the chance to submit a supplier presentation. Delegates will evaluate and choose those presentations of most interest and relevance to them. The highest-rated presentations will be included in the conference programme.
     
     

OUT OF THE BOX 2020
OUT OF THE BOX 2020
  • Success is voluntary

    Alessandro Beretta, Social Intelligence Trainer, Instructor SOCIAL STYLE® - Versatility & Adaptive Mindset for Resiliency®
    -  Factor ”H” and the impact on success or failure
    -  How Social Intelligence is critical to your success as a leader 
    -  Scalable Social Intelligence and the impact on staff performance
    - Examples on why personal success is not relate...
     

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    Travis Simlinger, CEO and Teacher at Progressive English Zurich

     

  • Say Cheese! The Story and Tasting of a new Cheese Brand

    Curdin Janett, Co-Founder and CEO of Fromage Mauerhofer AG
     

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    Sam Conniff, Author "Be More Pirate", Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer at Livity
     

SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS
SPEAKER TESTIMONIALS
  • Speaker Testimonial

    Dr Graeme Codrington, futurist and speaker, international director of TomorrowToday
    "I have had the privilege of working with Richmond Events in both Switzerland and the UK for the past five years, and have enjoyed every engagement. Across the board, their conference teams are professional, focused and a pleasure to work with. Each event they host is well constructed, using...
     

    Speaker Testimonial

    Bryan Barrow, Principal Consultant, Nova Consulting
    I had the pleasure of speaking at Richmond Events’ Risk and Security Forum in Zurich and was mightily impressed, both with the professionalism of the Richmond Events team and the event itself.
     
    Richmond did a fantastic job of putting together a programme t...
     


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