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.
|9 a.m.||Keynote: New Technologies and Their Impact on World of Cleaning
João Benjamin Parolin, CEO, Oxiteno, Brazil
|9:45 a.m.||Question and Answer Period
|10:30 a.m.||Keynote: No Ordinary Disruption: Global Business and Economic Trends
Sree Ramaswamy, Partner, McKinsey & Company, USA
The scale and pace of economic change over the past 30 years is historically unprecedented. As changes in technological and demographic trends continue to accelerate, businesses need more external focus, greater agility and strategies for growth, rather than defense. Discover how to build a more effective strategy for this necessary growth in your business.
|11:15 a.m.||What the Membership Economy Means For Fabric and Home Care Manufacturers
Robbie Kellman Baxter, Principal, Peninsula Strategies, LLC, USA
In The Membership Economy, the moment of transaction is the start, not the finish line. The membership mindset has transformed industries from automotive to software, from media to retail and is now disrupting consumer products and home goods. By focusing on the long term relationship with your customers as you develop new offerings, you can create a competitive advantage and customer loyalty that is hard to break.
|11:45 a.m.||Question and Answer Period
|1:30 p.m.||The Future of Robotics in Home Cleaning
Matt Petersen, CEO, Neato Robotics, USA
|2 p.m.||Hopping: How Digitalization Allows Incumbents to Expand Across the Value Chain and Establish Direct Customer Relationships
Olaf Acker, Partner, PwC Strategy&, Germany
Stable value chains are under constant threat of new entrants joining and expanding customer relationships, but incumbents have the best data and capabilities to compete and defend their turfs — they "just" have to use it wisely. Hear examples of incumbents influencing customer preferences and growing their business through direct customer relationship building. Gain knowledge that you can apply directly to your work.
|2:30 p.m.||Question and Answer Period
|3:15 p.m.||Who Really Wants to Wash Clothes? Trends and Perspective of the Out-of-Home Laundry Dynamics
Sundar Raman, General Manager for Fabric Care, The Procter & Gamble Company, USA
|3:45 p.m.||Home of the Future
Zeynep Yalım Uzun, Chief Marketing Officer, Arçelik A.Ş., Turkey
What does the home of the future look like? Explore digital transformations of products and services, sustainable living and connected appliances.
|4:15 p.m.||Revolutionizing the Laundry and Dry Cleaning Industry to Keep Pace With Modern Consumer Needs
Florian Färber, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Zipjet, Germany
Explore perspectives on the future of laundry and dry cleaning. Learn how ZipJet, a premium app-based laundry, ironing and dry-cleaning service, was built within 63 days. Gain further insights into how technology keeps operations running smoothly.
|4:45 p.m.||Artificial Intelligence: The Driver of Self-driving Cars
Reinhard Stolle, Vice President Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, BMW AG, Germany
AI – key technology for BMW Group (AI Network); a deep dive into AI for autonomous driving; the cognitive loop: perception, understanding, acting. The need for a combination of data-driven and rule-based approaches. Scene prediction – reasoning about the current and future states.
|5:15 p.m.||Question and Answer Period