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Master Class: Effects of new Technologies on the Skills required of Employees

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner, Professor for Logistics Management, ETH Zürich
Thomas Rinn, Managing Director, Accenture Plc
Dr. Hagen Gehringer, Managing Director, Bausch+Ströbel Maschinenfabrik Ilshofen GmbH + Co. KG

Stephan M. Wagner is Professor and holds the Chair of Logistics Management at ETH Zurich. Prior, he worked for an international top-management consulting firm and as head of supply chain management for a Swiss-based technology group. His general interests lie in the areas of purchasing and supply management, logistics, supply chain management, innovation, and digitalization.

Thomas Rinn is a Managing Director at Accenture responsible for the Industrial Equipment segment with Accenture Strategy globally and Industry X.0 for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience in global strategy consulting and is head of the SVB of a midsize family company.

Dr. Hagen Gehringer is Managing Director at Bausch+Ströbel since mid-2013. Previously Managing Director of an English listed technology start-up company. Until 2011 Kärcher, including three years as Managing Director of Kärcher Futuretech and many years as Head of Corporate Development. Prior to this, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart and did his doctorate at the Fraunhofer IPA.

Demands placed on Employees in the (very near) Future

Thomas Rinn, Managing Director, Accenture Plc

Thomas Rinn is a Managing Director at Accenture responsible for the Industrial Equipment segment with Accenture Strategy globally and Industry X.0 for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience in global strategy consulting and is head of the SVB of a midsize family company.

Digitalization in SMEs - Success Factor Employees

Dr. Hagen Gehringer, Managing Director, Bausch+Ströbel Maschinenfabrik Ilshofen GmbH + Co. KG

Dr. Hagen Gehringer is Managing Director at Bausch+Ströbel since mid-2013. Previously Managing Director of an English listed technology start-up company. Until 2011 Kärcher, including three years as Managing Director of Kärcher Futuretech and many years as Head of Corporate Development. Prior to this, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart and did his doctorate at the Fraunhofer IPA.

Master Class: Cloud Based Services vs. Cyber Security

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner, Professor for Logistics Management, ETH Zürich
Dr. Ralf Wagner, COO MindSphere, Digital Factory, Siemens AG
Dr. Stefan Sigg, Member of the Board and Chief R&D Officer, Software AG

Stephan M. Wagner is Professor and holds the Chair of Logistics Management at ETH Zurich. Prior, he worked for an international top-management consulting firm and as head of supply chain management for a Swiss-based technology group. His general interests lie in the areas of purchasing and supply management, logistics, supply chain management, innovation, and digitalization.

Dr. Stefan Sigg has been a Member of the Board of Software AG since April 2017 and is responsible for Research & Development. He earned both his Master's degree and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He started his professional career in SAP's product development unit in 1995, where he held various senior management positions.

Dr. Ralf Wagner has been working for Siemens AG since 2008. In 2017 he took over the role of COO MindSphere, and is involved with cloud-based, IoT operating systems.

Internal Software Development in the course of Digitization - Opportunities and Risks

Dr. Stefan Sigg, Member of the Board and Chief R&D Officer, Software AG

Dr. Stefan Sigg has been a Member of the Board of Software AG since April 2017 and is responsible for Research & Development. He earned both his Master's degree and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He started his professional career in SAP's product development unit in 1995, where he held various senior management positions.

Digitization of Production: The Enormous Potential of a Connected Value Chain

Karen Florschütz, General Manager Digital Factory Factory Automation Systems Engineering, Siemens AG

Karen Florschütz is a leading manager in the field of digital factory, factory automation. She is responsible for the Systems Engineering segment, which is in charge of the design, development, production and service of products & solutions for automation and digitization.
Prior to this, Ms. Florschütz held several international management positions in the Energy, Oil & Gas Division for Siemens and Dresser Rand.

Strong Asia: Digital Technologies for the Leading Position in the World Economy

Peter Bartels, Member of the Management Board, PwC GmbH

Peter Bartels, 52, has been a Member of the Management Board of PwC Germany since 1 July 2010 and is in charge of the business unit “Entrepreneurial & Private Business”. Over his 25-year career, he became an expert in Assurance and Advisory services. His clients range from medium-size companies to some of the largest family businesses and DAX 30 companies.

The Protection of Intellectual Property in the Age of Digitalisation

Reik Hesselbarth, Managing Director and CFO, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH

Reik Hesselbarth was most recently COO of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity ipoque. In this position, he led the development of the finance, legal, human resources, customer relationship management and IT departments.
Prior to joining ipoque in 2012, Mr. Hesselbarth worked for many years as an investment manager and managing director of a venture capital firm.

Digital Integration of Value Chains - Opportunities for Competitiveness

Dr. Karl-Ulrich Koehler, Chairman of the Executive Board, Rittal & CEO, Rittal International

Since 2016 Dr. Karl-Ulrich Koehler is CEO of Rittal International and Chairman of the Management Board of Rittal. Previously, he was CEO and Managing Director at Tata Steel Europe and CEO of ThyssenKrupp Steel. Dr Koehler studied metallurgy at the University of Clausthal and completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Opportunity or Risk: Mergers & Acquisition with International Players

Dr. Klaus Geissdörfer, Executive Vice President Industrial Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Dr. Klaus Geissdörfer has been with ZF Friedrichshafen AG in Passau since 2016 and, as head of the Industrial Technology Division, is responsible worldwide for the ZF Industrial Division. After working for Siemens AG and Parsytec, he held various positions at the Schaeffler Group since 2002, most recently as a member of the Industrial Management Board.

Digital Strategy and Ecosystems: Tapio as an open & industry-specific Eco-system for the Wood Industry

Pekka Paasivaara, CEO, HOMAG Group AG

Pekka Paasivaara has been CEO of the HOMAG Group since 2015. As an international manager, he has extensive experience in automation technology and plant engineering. Important stations before joining the HOMAG Group were ABB Flexible Automation, Rexroth Indramat, Lenze and DNV GL Group. Pekka Paasivaara studied economics in the USA, Finland and Switzerland.

Digital Factory and Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Hans J. Langer, CEO and Chairman, EOS Group

As the CEO & Chairman of the EOS GROUP, Dr. Hans J. Langer is in charge of the strategic alignment of the group of companies. This stands for an extensive network of partners and holdings and supports promising start ups. At the heart of the EOS Group is EOS GmbH, the world’s leading technology provider for the industrial 3D printing founded by Dr. Langer in 1989.

Clones and Mutants - Why SMEs should use 3D-printing

Stefanie Brickwede, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Deutsche Bahn AG & Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.

Stefanie Brickwede is passionate about the introduction of 3D printing at Deutsche Bahn AG and responsible for the development and setting of the international network "Mobility goes Additive". The graduate economist started her career in the mobility sector in 1998 and worked in various project management and management positions.

Strategies for the Future of SMEs

Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Executive Board, Siemens AG

Klaus Helmrich has been with Siemens AG since 1986. He started as a development engineer in Erlangen and moved to various areas of the group during his career. Among other engagements, he was a design engineer in the field of components, a technical contract developer in the field of automation technology and took over its management in 1995. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Helmrich held various management positions in the Siemens Group. Klaus Helmrich has been a member of the Executive Board since 2011 and is responsible for the regions Europe and Africa as well as for the divisions Digital Factory and the Process Industries and Drives.

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