The focus of the DigitalFuture Summit '18

Our focus is defined by digital trends determining your early career success.

Get in contact with leading experts.

Enrich your knowledge, network, and accelerate your career.

This year, the conference will mainly focus on three clusters:



 Providing Security

 Building blocks  '18


Listen to the views and forecasts of leading executives about the future of digitalization.

Panel discussions

Discussion of recent market trends and expected developments in the field of digitalization.

Master Classes

Interactive sessions given by experts in the field of digitalization allowing students to interact with speakers and asking advanced questions.


Direct engagement with attendees, helping them to learn more about digitalization through case studies, discussion of problems, or presentations.


12th July 2018

Participants will be introduced to the three main topics of the Summit: Enhancing Life, Transforming Industries and Providing Security. The day will start with a keynote held by a prominent executive of a leading firm in the Tech industry and it will continue with a series of masterclasses in which attendees will have the opportunity to directly interact with experts in digitalization. Don't miss your chance to deep-dive into these topics and learn from key industry leaders! But, the fun is not over yet! This year's DFS includes a BBQ Networking Session, where participants can connect with key industry leaders and panel speakers about current digital trends! We believe that the best way to network is while enjoying some beer!


  • 11:00 > 11:45
    Registration & Brunch

    Registration & Brunch

    Registration & Brunch

    11:00 - 11:45

    The doors to the DigitalFuture Summit open - please register at the front desk, grab yourself something to eat and start networking with other participants and our partners!

  • 12:00 > 13:30
    Keynote I

    Keynote I

    Keynote I

    12:00 - 13:30

    Georg Garlichs, CFO of ESMT Berlin and Maximilian Gailer, Chairman of the DigitalFuture Summit will welcome the participants. Followed by keynote speeches by: Stefan Wagner, Associate Professor of Strategy and Director of PhD Studies at ESMT, Catherine Bischoff, Chief Strategy Officer at Factory Berlin and Meg Greenhouse, VP of Digital Workplace at Zalando

  • 13:30 > 14:00
    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    13:30 - 14:00

    Head over to the foyer and grab yourself a snack! This is the perfect opportunity to make some connections before the start of a busy day.

  • 14:00 > 15:00



    14:00 - 15:00

    Master classes give you the opportunity to engage in small groups with other students and industry leaders and discuss specific topics regarding the hosting company's industry and involvement in digitalization. These thought-provoking and interactive sessions will give you insight into some of the most trending topics within the digital landscape, so hope you're excited!
    During these parallel sessions you can attend MasterClasses run by representatives of Accenture Interactive, Pfizer, Amorelie, SER, KPMG and SAP

  • 15:00 > 15:30
    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    15:00 - 15:30

    Grab a snack and head on over to the next session of the day!

  • 15:30 > 16:30
    Panel Discussions I

    Panel Discussions I

    Panel Discussions I

    15:30 - 16:30

    This panel discussion will give you the chance to ask industry leaders questions about their work and the future plans and initiatives within their companies! This panel will host representatives of Allianz X, Bayer G4A, Metro Accelerator, RCKT, and Spielfeld.

  • 16:30 > 19:00
    BBQ & Networking

    BBQ & Networking

    BBQ & Networking

    16:30 - 19:00

    Let's end the day with a BBQ!

13th July 2018

After gaining theoretical knowledge about digitalization, it is time to get your hands dirty! The second day will mainly be focused on providing attendees with practical activities. In fact, after a welcome keynote speech, participants will have the possibility to participate in workshops held by leading companies throughout the whole day. They will have the opportunity to face case studies, discuss real examples of problems faced by industries and assist to insightful presentations. Also, don't forget to bring your CV and business cards with you! The Career Booths at DFS 2018 will help you get that dream job you've been waiting for! Large international firms will be on campus scouting for the best talents! This is an event you DON'T want to miss!
Remember, spots are limited, so reserve yours now here!


  • 08:00 > 09:30
    Registration & Brunch

    Registration & Brunch

    Registration & Brunch

    8:00 - 9:30

    The doors to the DigitalFuture Summit open - please register at the front desk, grab yourself something to eat and start networking with other participants and our partners!

  • 09:30 > 10:00
    Keynote II

    Keynote II

    Keynote II

    9:30 - 10:00

    The second day will open with keynote address by two senior executives:
    Dr. Tamas Giorgadse, CEO and Co-Founder of Raisin will talk about "Disrupting the finance industry: From consulting to building your own FinTech and the founding story of Raisin".
    During the second keynote of the morning, Dr. Dirk Biskup, Managing Director of CeGaT will present the innovative idea behind CeGaT "a German Biotech Start-up: Market Approach and Success with and despite the German Health System".

  • 10:00 > 10:30
    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    10:00 - 10:30

    Head over to the foyer and grab yourself a snack! This is the perfect opportunity to make some connections before the start of a busy day.

  • 10:30 > 11:30
    Keynote III

    Keynote III

    Keynote III

    10:30 - 11:30

    Markus Hägele is the Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler and he's so excited to tell you about the amazing things Daimler is doing to stay competitive in the digital world. Markus has been involved in some of the coolest digital & tech sessions in Europe, including Tech Open Air in Berlin!

  • 10:30 > 11:30
    Workshops I

    Workshops I

    Workshops I

    10:30 - 11:30

    Explore different aspects of digitalization within various industries by attending workshops hosted by CBRE, Core, DHL Inhouse Consulting, Karlsson,, Lakestar, RCKT, Wayfair and Zalando.

  • 11:30 > 12:00
    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    10:00 - 10:30

    Head over to the foyer and grab yourself a snack! This is the perfect opportunity to make some connections before the start of a busy day.

  • 12:00 > 13:00
    Keynote IV

    Keynote IV

    Keynote IV

    12:00 - 13:00

    Listen to the views and forecasts of leading executives about the future of digitalization. During this Keynote Dr. Carsten Wengel Group Senior VP and Head of Region EMEA at Giesecke & Devrient will talk about Digital Identity - The currency of the future?

  • 12:00 > 13:00
    Workshops II

    Workshops II

    Workshops II

    12:00 - 13:00

    Explore different aspects of digitalization within various industries by attending workshops hosted by German Autolabs, i2x, Idego, Karl Karlo, Pfizer, Share, Wattx and Zeotap.

  • 13:00 > 15:00
  • 15:00 > 16:00
    Keynote V

    Keynote V

    Keynote V

    15:00 - 16:00

    Thomas Ogilvie, Member of the Board of Management at Deutsche Post DHL Group will talk about the forces of digitalization and demographic change, migration and automation are changing our world every single day.

  • 15:00 > 16:00
    Workshops III

    Workshops III

    Workshops III

    15:00 - 16:00

    Explore different aspects of digitalization within various industries by attending workshops hosted by Accenture Interactive, babbel, BCG Digital Ventures, Cynation, Daimler, Deloitte, Earlybird, Google and Roland Berger.

  • 16:00 > 16:30
    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    Snacks & Networking

    10:00 - 10:30

    Head over to the foyer and grab yourself a snack! This is the perfect opportunity to make some connections before the start of a busy day.

  • 16:30 > 17:30
    Panel Discussions II

    Panel Discussions II

    Panel Discussions II

    16:30 - 17:30

    Some of the biggest names in the FinTech industry are at DFS and we're excited to bring you the best of the best! Explore the FinTech industry by gathering insights from some of the leading companies in the industry during this exciting panel discussion. You won't be disappointed! This panel will host BNP Paribas, Core, DKB, N26 and solarisBank.

  • 17:30 > 20:30
    Talent Forum

    Talent Forum

    Talent Forum

    17:30 - 20:30

    Hope you remembered to bring your CVs because HR representatives are waiting to meet YOU and tell you about the opportunities available at their companies. Best of luck!

  • 17:45 > 18:15
    INspire Leadership Program

    INspire Leadership Program

    INspire Leadership Program

    17:45 - 18:15

    The Leaders’ Lab is the new Trainee Program of Daimler for graduates and early professionals with first work and management experience. The 24-month program offers internationally educated talents a challenging environment for future-oriented development possibilities and customized career paths, with intensive training as preparation for a leadership position in the company. The participants will go through at least four – primarily international – project assignments and many training units, which will prepare them most optimally for their future leadership tasks. All trainees will be assigned to a top manager as their personal mentor. The aim is to enable the participants to take on their first leadership task after the successful completion of the program and to qualify for a higher leadership position within three to five years.

  • 20:30 > 23:30

Represented companies  '18

Speakers and Workshop partners '18


Lead Procurement Operations, Controlling & Projects at Zalando


Head of International Markets at N26


Director of Product Marketing at Babbel


CMO/Co-Founder at Share


Director - Buying, Private Label & Planning at Amorelie


Group Senior VP – Head of Region EMEA at Giesecke & Devrient


Chief Strategy Officer at Factory Berlin


Manager at Deloitte


Head of Business Development and Projects at i2x


Chief Operating Officer at CyNation

Dr. Andreas

Federal Ministry of Economics & Energy

Dr. David

Lead Strategic Procurement at Zalando

Dr. Dirk

Managing Director at CeGaT and Cenata

Dr. Mervyn
G. Maistry

CEO at

Dr. Nazim

CEO at Allianz X

Dr. Philipp
Kleine Jäger

Transformation Director at CORETransform

Dr. Tamas

CEO and Co-Founder at Raisin

Dr. Volker

Head of Corporates Global Markets Germany at BNP Paribas


Consultant at Roland Berger


Managing Partner Berlin & East Germany at KPMG


Founder & Director at Idego

Wa Poon

Head of Digital Innovation at RCKT


President of the SAP Business Data Network

G. Weiss

Managing Director and CEO at German Autolabs


Managing Director at Techstars


Associate Product Marketing Manager at Google


Engineering Lead at BCG Digital Ventures


Director - Head of Digital Advisory at CBRE

von Fischer

Co-Founder at Karlsson


Associate at Earlybird


Head of Corporate Development at DKB


Co-Founder | Managing Director at Karl Karlo


Managing Director at Accenture Interactive

Izquierdo Pardo

Consultant at Deloitte Digital


Partner & Founding Member at Lakestar


Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler


Chief Solutions Architect at SER Solutions


Principal Director at Accenture Interactive


VP Digital Workplace at Zalando


Head of Dealmaker digital partnership program at Bayer


Managing Partner / Co-Founder & CEO​ at FinLeap


Business Analyst at Deloitte Digital


CEO at solarisBank


Senior Digital Consultant at RCKT


Associate professor of strategy & innovation | Director of PhD studies at ESMT Berlin

Platinum Partners '18

Daimler AG

Daimler AG is one of the world's most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses, and Daimler Financial Services, this vehicle manufacturer is one of the biggest providers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach.

SER Group

SER is represented through subsidiaries and local branch offices in important international markets and offers the full range of services and solutions for the successful implementation of your ECM project, from software sales to professional service and customer support. We're designing the working environment of the future… today and international!

Gold Partners '18


Wayfair offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points with a superior customer service and inspiring interior topics. With an unparalleled selection of more than 10 million home items from 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price. Always committed to using technology to create a superior shopping experience, Wayfair developed Wayfair Next which concentrates on 3D visualization technology.​ Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ending December 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.​


CORE accompanies the management of complex IT transformations of companies and market partners in which IT has a disproportionately high contribution to their business success. Building on detailed market knowledge, deep technology expertise, and methodologically sound approaches, CORE develops solutions together with their partners, which in the long term ensures the future viability of relevant elements.
CORE has offices in Berlin, Dubai, London, and Zurich. In 2016 they completed projects in China (Hong Kong), Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. With a total of 85 projects in 2016, CORE covers five industries and sectors: banking, insurance, automotive, biotech and the public sector.​



As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP helps you streamline your processes, giving you the ability to use real-time data to predict customer trends across your entire business.
SAP is committed to helping every customer become a best-run business. SAP innovations already help 388,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively.​



When people get sick, many things can change for them - an often difficult path begins. More than 10,000 researchers and more than 97,000 employees work for Pfizer to help people along the way. They develop and sell innovative medicines and vaccines, as well as some of the world's most popular over-the-counter products. Their research focuses on cancer, pain, inflammatory diseases and diseases of the central nervous system.
Pfizer currently has more than 2,500 employees in three locations in Germany: Berlin, Freiburg and Karlsruhe. Pfizer Germany's head office in Berlin is home to the human medicines and consumer healthcare sectors. In addition, Pfizer is managing oncology for about 50 countries from Berlin, from Europe to Japan and South Korea to Australia and New Zealand. The distribution center is located in Karlsruhe and pharmaceuticals for the world market are produced and packaged in Freiburg.​


Accenture Interactive

Customer experience is the battleground for brands today. Winning in an experience-led market means being hyper-focused on the customer and agile enough to offer new, connected experiences that flex to accommodate individual needs.
Accenture Interactive helps clients create the best customer experiences on the planet, across the entire customer journey. Through our connected offerings in design, marketing, content, and commerce, we create new ways to win.

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The BNP Paribas Group has been active in Germany since 1947 and has successfully positioned itself on the market with thirteen companies. Private customers, companies and institutions are looked after by roughly 5,000 employees in all relevant economic regions all over the country. The wide-ranging products and services offered by BNP Paribas are almost identical to that of an universal bank.

Deloitte Digital

Deloitte Digital has created a new model for a new age: the creative digital consultancy. We imagine, deliver and run the future. And we are looking to grow our team of passionate entrepreneurs and digital strategists to further guide clients through meaningful digital transformation.

Deutsche Kreditbank AG

Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), headquartered in Berlin, was founded in 1990. Today, with around 3,400 employees and a balance sheet total of 77.3 billion euros, DKB is one of the TOP 20 banks in Germany. Their offers are leading in the market and are characterized by fair conditions. Using state-of-the-art technology, more than 3.8 million private customers can conveniently and securely conduct their banking transactions online. Beside their online services, DKB’s industry experts personally support their corporate clients at their location.


Deutsche Post DHL Group

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group is focused on being the first choice for customers, employees and investors in its core business activities worldwide. It makes a positive contribution to the world by connecting people and enabling global trade while being committed to responsible business practices, purposeful environmental activities and corporate citizenship.
[Deutsche Post DHL Group operates under two brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL is uniquely positioned in the world’s growth markets, with a comprehensive range of international express, freight transportation, e-commerce and supply chain management services.]
Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 520,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide.


Media Partners '18

Additional Partners '18


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