Welcome to our team page

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

 Henry Ford   

Benedict Aicher

Head of DigitalFuture Summit

Dear Digital Future Summit Community,

I am happy to introduce to you the team of the DigitalFuture Summit 2017, which comprises over 30 highly motivated ESMT Berlin Master’s in Management (MiM) students. The DigitalFuture Summit is entirely organized by students of ESMT Berlin, investing great amounts of their time to create this unique event for you.

The 2017 summit is special, since it kicks-off a new series of annual conferences centred around digitalization. The goal is, to connect today`s business world with the future of digitalization.

We are all very much looking forward to meeting you at the 1st DigitalFuture Summit on June 23, 2017, taking place on ESMT Berlin’s campus in Berlin.

With kindest regards,

Benedict Aicher

Leonhard Fricke

Co-Head of Program and Speakers

Ana Jagodnik Vicentic

Co-Head of Program and Speakers

Leonhard (MiM class of 2015-17) and Ana (MiM class of 2016-18) jointly head the work-stream for Program and Speakers.

“Not again one of those conventional conferences, where you just listen to endlessly long presentations”- to avoid exactly this thought, Leonhard and Ana are dedicated to design and shape the topic and schedule of DigitalFuture Summit 2017 to provide you with a unique learning experience and information exchange.

Malte Lorenz

Co-Head of Participants and Organisation

Kürsad Kartal

Co-Head of Participants and Organisation

Malte (MiM class of 2015-17) and Kürsad (MiM class of 2016-18) jointly head the work-stream for Participants and Organisation.

What would a summit be without participants? Malte and Kürsad keep track of participants and application management and, as well, of the coordination of all venue related topics to ensure a smooth DigitalFuture Summit 2017.

Marius Müller

Co-Head of Marketing and Public Relations

Antonio Benina

Co-Head of Marketing and Public Relations

Marius (MiM class of 2015-17) and Antonio (MiM class of 2016-18) jointly head the work-stream for Marketing and Public Relations.

DigitalFuture Summit focuses on the topic of digitalization. To live up to our summit’s name – DigitalFuture – we take marketing and public relations to the era of digitalization. Marius and Antonio are the ones responsible for our marketing, both conventional (offline) and digital.

Shruti Vasudev

Co-Head of Sponsors and Corporate Relations

Gilles Bouman

Co-Head of Sponsors and Corporate Relations

Shruti (MiM class of 2015-17) and Gilles (MiM class of 2016-18) jointly head the work-stream for Sponsors and Corporate Relations.

You can have the most exiting concept, but without speakers, workshop partners or sponsors you won’t be able to realize a fantastic conference. Shruti and Gilles are responsible to support the realization of DigitalFuture Summit 2017 by establishing and managing partner accounts, helping to connect you with people active in the field of digitalization.

Giulio Bondoni

Co-Head of Budget and Communication

Maximilian Gailer

Co-Head of Budget and Communication

Giulio (MiM class of 2015-17) and Maximilian (MiM class of 2016-18) jointly head the work-stream for Budgeting and Communication.

Last, but not least, Giulio and Maximilian, who do not only manage our budget, but also facilitate coordination and communication between the work-streams and with other stakeholders to make DigitalFuture Summit 2017 a success.

About ESMT

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and managing technology. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. The business school is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.