INNOVATION DAY 2021

Innovation Day brings together executive board members, managing directors, brand managers and international top speakers from the worlds of business, media and politics. Along with highly relevant content, formats designed exclusively for decision-makers offer guests the opportunity to enter into a dialogue and share their personal experience at the very highest level.

 

In 2021 we will discuss the future of brands, communication and innovation with "A HUMAN-DRIVEN FUTURE – 

From emotions to algorithms and dreams to tech trends: How humans are shaping the digital world of tomorrow " as the overarching theme.

 

** The program of the Innovation Day 2021 will be updated in the coming weeks. **

KEYNOTE SPEECH

TIM LEBERECHT

Consultant and author

The German-American is one of the most astute pioneers of a new humanism in technology, business and society in the context of digitalisation and artificial intelligence. His books are bestsellers and his TED Talks have attracted millions of views. Tim Leberecht is the co-founder of the House of Beautiful Business, a global network at the interface of technology, management, science and art.

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

TIJEN ONARAN

Entrepreneur and author

The entrepreneur and author is one of the most prominent faces for gender equality in Germany. She is the founder and CEO of Global Digital Women, the largest international network for women from the digital sector. More diversity in the world of work and business is also the topic of her widely acclaimed documentary film “Yes She Can” (Amazon Prime). She is one of the 100 most influential women in the German economy.

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ANA-CRISTINA GROHNERT

Chair of the employer initiative "Charta der Vielfalt"

Ana-Cristina Grohnert is the Chair of the employers' initiative "Charta der Vielfalt" (Charter of Diversity), an association under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel that promotes diversity in German companies. From 2017 to 2019, she was the Board Member for Human Resources and Internal Services at Allianz Deutschland. In 2019, manager magazin and the Boston Consulting Group named her one of the most influential women in German business. Her latest book, “Das verborgene Kapital” (Hidden Capital), was published this spring by Campus.

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EMILIA ROIG

Founder and Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice & author

The politics graduate, activist and author is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) in Berlin. She teaches courses on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory and International Law at universities in Germany, France and the USA. She gives keynotes and presentations around Europe, including on the topics of diversity and inclusion, and was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2020.

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HEALTHIFICATION

THOMAS SCHULZ

Der SPIEGEL correspondent and Silicon-Valley-Expert

The journalist and bestselling author knows Silicon Valley like no one else. As a correspondent for German news magazine SPIEGEL, he has been reporting from the centre of the digital revolution and providing in-depth analyses of the technology industry’s culture, function and strategies since 2012. Following on from the success of his bestselling business book “Was Google wirklich will” (What Google Really Wants), which was published by Penguin, he is focusing his attention on the next revolution that is coming our way from Silicon Valley – the reinvention of medicine. He has won the Henri Nannen Prize, the Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Economic Journalism and Reporter of the Year for his work.

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NEW RETAIL // HYBRID THINKING

CATE TROTTER

Founder and Head of Trends at the agency Insider Trends

Cate Trotter is regarded as one of the most influential retail experts in the world. She always knows what the next big thing in the world of retail will be and what her clients can do to always be one step ahead of their competitors. The Brit is the founder and Head of Trends at London-based retail futures agency Insider Trends, where she supports top brands like Chanel, Marks & Spencer, Swarovski, Fujitsu, Metro Group, Samsung, Mercedes, Nike, Lego and Johnson & Johnson in developing innovations and creating world-leading retail ecosystems.

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NEW WORK

RAPHAEL GIELGEN

Trendscout Future of Work Life & Learn at Vitra

There are few people who have such visionary, exciting and surprising insights into the workplace of the future as Raphael Gielgen. As a “Future of Work Trend Scout”, the Swiss native researches the latest trends in the future of work and working environments for Vitra. To do this, he spends around 200 days a year on the road, visiting companies, universities and start-ups, meeting people, studying concepts and cultural trends, holding conversations and reading piles of books and articles – always driven by his irrepressible curiosity, a constant pursuit of explanation and the desire to turn everything on its head.

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