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CIO Institute: Germany

November 18, 2021

CIO Institute: Germany

Location: Munich

Date: Thursday 18th November 2021

Time: 09:00 - 17:00 CET

Featured Attendees

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University St. Gallen (HSG)
Merck KGaA Darmstadt
Bell Food Group


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Featured Partners

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09:00 - 10:00

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Join our panellists as they discuss The Changing Role of the CIO: What does the next 5 years have in store.

  • Martin Hecker, DSAA Chairman of the Board /A malitech CEO & Founder
  • Wolfgang Bitomsky, CIO at FCC
  • Johannes Wechsler, Chief Digital Officer at BAUHAUS Deutschland
  • Pinar Dolen, EMEA CIO, Global Head of IT for Back Office at Louis Dreyfus Company
  • Thomas Buck, CIO, Vitesco Technologies

10:10 - 11:10

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Join this Digital Keynote session with Johannes Wechsler, Chief Digital Officer at BAUHAUS Deutschland.

The days of “IT doesn’t matter” are clearly over. IT has evolved from a support function to a critical business enabler. IT expenses continue to grow. An increasing number of CIO positions is upgraded to board roles. Overall, great times should lie ahead for CIOs. However, various – in particular digitally born – companies have abolished the classical CIO role and fully integrated business and technology. In case they have still a CIO, she has effectively become the head of IT infrastructure. In this session, we will discuss the different paths that IT organizations can take going forward, as well as the personal implications for CIOs.

Join this Keynote in association with Amdocs.

Time and time again, reports show that for transformations to be successful, you need to focus on the experience -- both the customer and employee experiences. The key to providing these improved experiences is taking an outside-in approach to building true understanding that drives the right strategy, roadmaps, and backlogs. Learn how to make sure you're driving the right value from your technology investments and how you can focus your efforts while putting the customer first.

11:20 - 12:20

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The 4th industrial revolution challenges companies to establish a comprehensive digital workforce that is capable of building long-lasting economic value. This challenge highlights the importance of digital skills and the employability of the next generation. 40% of ICT companies have hard-to-fill vacancies. How can companies rely upon cost-efficient alternatives which offer additional risk mitigation opportunities? Where to find the next generation of IT workforce who can reliably support international companies?


Join us in this boardroom as we explore how to create sustainable value in Africa while your company is based internationally across the globe. We at the Digital Skills Accelerator Africa (DSAA) highlight the need to increase capacities through sourcing digital talents to support more international companies to be successful. The DSAA would like to engage our participants through a meaningful discussion to know your companies’ challenges and goals as we create synergies on how to move forward with long-term and sustainable solutions.

Join this Digital Boardroom in association with Siemens AG.

Join this Digital Boardroom with Daniel Rui Felicio, Head of Siemens Advanta Solutions and Dr. Stefan Kneip, Vice President at Siemens Advanta. Siemens is among the top 15 players in digital transformation and one of the world’s leaders in Industry 4.0. Did this success come over night? Of course not. Digitalization is heavily disrupting all industries and many organizations need to transform themselves. There will be obvious challenges to tackle – and some hidden ones that might catch you by surprise. To be successful, you need to demystify certain paradigms about digital (service) transformation.

The journey might touch IT and technology, but it takes more to transform your organization sustainably. Join our experts to explore our key learnings and unlock your digital future.


  • Daniel Rui Felicio, Head of Solutions at Siemens Advanta 
  • Dr. Stefan Kneip, Vice President at Siemens Advanta 

13:40 - 14:40

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Join this Digital Boardroom with Andreas Schneider, Group CISO at TX Group as he discusses How to create products with sustainable security.



Join this Digital Keynote session in association with Imperva. 

Using and storing private data is a necessary part of doing business for most organizations and it remains both a highly targeted asset by attackers, as well as, a highly governed asset for regulators. Organizations have tried to meet demands around data with limited successes and numerous failures. In this presentation we will explore the modern demands on data from pro-active security, post-breach incident response, industry regulatory requirements, to the more recent consumer privacy requirements, all while highlighting the questions organizational functions should be asking in 2022 to determine how effective their program may or could be.


  • Terry Ray, SVP of Strategy, Imperva.


14:50 - 15:50

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Join this Digital Boardroom with Markus Wirth, Chief Digital Officer at TX Group. 

Transformations - and digital transformations in particular - fail often. Research shows us many reasons for that. Often we see lack of leadership, missing goal orientation or operationalization, missing determination, inconsistent delivery infrastructure, legacy & resistance, etc. being mentioned as reasons for failure. While all of the above may be true to some extent and in certain situations, one fundamental issue has an overriding effect: Many digital transformations are still being built around what technically is possible rather than what our customers really need and want. What is easily said is quite tough to do in reality, because it goes against well trained customs and paradigms. It goes against the deeply rooted desire to proof to ourselves (or say to our senior management colleagues/to our boards/to our shareholders) that change it’s technically possible, feasible, and economically viable. However, the conversation we’re having should shift from “What is OUR profit and revenue from this change?” to “Which customer needs are we addressing and how are we creating value for our customers?”. Having a shared answer to this, gives a powerful “Why?”-answer to every transformation. While underlying technologies may change on the way, this fundamental alignment on the “Why?” is essential to generate, focus and sustain our energies on a successful transformational journey.

Join this Digital Boardroom is association with Planview.

Uncertainty in business is increasing, caused by rapid change, disruptions, unknowns, and whatnots. Lately, many organizations have experienced what it’s like to suspend existing, outdated processes and swiftly achieve great things. Executives and boards of directors want to build flexibility into standard processes – but many just don’t know how.

Join Louise Allen, Chief Product Officer at Planview Inc to share and discuss your insights and challenges on how to adapt to change at speed. 

16:00 - 17:00

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Join this closing keynote with Jered Markoff - CTO Emergency Operations Center - World Health Organisation.

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