Presentations

Navigating Global Transformation — Are you on course?

The 2018 presentations focus on the rapidly approaching technological innovations and disruptions that could directly affect your organization’s business model and bottom line.

Confirmed presenters are included below. The full program is currently under development and is subject to change.


Monday, October 29, 2018

João Benjamin Parolin

Keynote presentation delivered by:
João Benjamin Parolin, CEO, Oxiteno, Brazil

Sailing into the Future — Are you ready to lift anchor?
Sessions featuring:

  • Disruptive technologies
  • Home robotics
  • Outsourcing

Speakers include:

  • Olaf Acker, PwC EMEA Digital Services Leader, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH, Germany
  • Florian Färber, CEO and Co-founder, ZipJet, Germany
  • Sree Ramaswamy, Partner, McKinsey & Company, USA
  • Zeynep Yalım Uzum, Chief Marketing Officer, Arçelik A.Ş., Turkey

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Stephan Fuesti-Molnar
Keynote presentation delivered by:
Stephan Füsti-Molnár, President, Henkel North America Consumer Goods, USA

Delivering with Agility and Digitization — Are you up to speed?
Sessions featuring:

  • Artifical intelligence
  • Big data
  • Social influence

Speakers include:

  • Kevin Fenton, Managing Director, Accenture, USA
  • Claus Crone Fuglsang, Senior Vice President, Research & Technology, Novozymes A/S, Denmark
  • Tomomichi Okano, Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Production Engineering Research Headquarters, Lion Corporation, Japan
  • Yannis Skoufalos, Global Product Supply Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company, USA
  • Reinhard Stolle, Vice President Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, BMW Group, Germany
  • Andreas Syska, Professor of Production Management, Hochschule Niederrhein - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Tricia Wang, Co-founder, Constellate Data, USA

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Michitaka Sawada
Keynote presentation delivered by:
Michitaka Sawada, President & CEO, Kao Corporation, Japan

Growing Responsibly — Are you above board?
Sessions featuring:

  • Circular economy
  • Natural/organic claims
  • Ocean waste

Speakers include:

  • Joey Bergstein, CEO, Seventh Generation, USA
  • Daniel Maga, Head of Sustainability and Resource Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy-Technology, Germany
  • Andrew Marinelli, Account Manager, Veolia North America, USA
  • Todd Wichmann, President, CEO & Founder, HealthPro Brands Inc., USA