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September 25, 2019 | Agility and Growth in Volatile Times | WHU Campus Düsseldorf

WHU Campus for Corporate Transformation is a WHU forum dedicated to exploring the challenges and opportunities of corporate transformation.

It brings together prominent corporate leaders in Germany for a dynamic, inspiring exchange of ideas, insights and practical advice on the key issues facing executives in transforming their businesses to prevail in the long-run. This live and timely event features C-suite reflections and in-depth conversations on how companies can navigate the complex playfield of transformation in a digital era and the proven formulas for agility and growth. You will walk away with inspirational ideas, practical takeaways, pragmatic approaches, and a newfound energy to stay ahead of disruptive forces, lead your organizations through radical transformation, and grow your business in meaningful ways.

The conference will be held in English.

Speakers:

Lars Förberg

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Cevian Capital & Board Member ABB

Sabine Bendiek

Chairwoman of the Management Board, Microsoft Germany

Olaf Koch

Chairman of the board, Metro AG

Dr. Julian Deutz

CFO, Axel Springer SE

Gerd Niehage

CIO, B. Braun Group

Eva Christensen

Head of Corporate Digital Transformation Office, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Andreas Neumann

Member of the Board of Managing Directors & Human Resources, Boehringer Ingelheim

Dirk Wollschläger

General Manager Global Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Industry, IBM Corporation

Agenda

TimeDescription
8:30 – 09:00Registration
09.00 – 09.15Welcome Note (Prof. Dr. Serden Ozcan, Associate Dean for Corporate Connections, Chair for Corporate Transformation, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management)
09:15 – 10:00Perspectives from the Top: The Activist Shareholder Perspective (Lars Foerberg, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Cevian Capital & Board Member ABB)
10:00 – 10:45Perspectives from the Top: The CEO Perspective (Olaf Koch, Chairman of the board, Metro AG)
10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00Perspectives from the Top: The CEO Perspective (Sabine Bendiek, Chairwoman of the Management Board, Microsoft Germany)
12:00 – 12:45Perspectives from the Top: The CFO Perspective (Julian Deutz, CFO, Axel Springer SE)
12:45 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 14:30Perspectives from the Top: The CHRO Perspective (Andreas Neumann, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Corporate Board Division Human Resources, Boehringer Ingelheim)
14:30 – 15:30Plenary Debate: Corporate Transformation: The Advisor’s Perspective (Patrick Siebert, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal & Mike Zöller, Partner, Andersch)
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30Plenary Debate: Corporate Transformation: The CIO Perspective (Eva Christensen, Head of Corporate Digital Transformation Office, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Dirk Wollschläger, General Manager Global Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Industry, IBM Corporation, Gerd Niehage, CIO, B. Braun Group & Peter Kreutter, Director WHU Foundation)
17:30 – 17:45Wrap and Way Forward (Prof. Dr. Stefan Spinler, Kühne Institute for Logistics Management, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management)

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Organized by:

Professor Serden Ozcan

Associate Dean for Corporate Connections

Otto Beisheim Endowed Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation

Professor Stefan Spinler

Director of the Kühne Institute for Logistics Management

Dr. Peter Kreutter

Director of the WHU Foundation and Managing Director of the Wipro Center for Business Resilience at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

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