Get in contact with leading experts, enrich your knowledge and network to accelerate your career.

Our focus is defined by current digital trends. The 2019 focuses are:







David Wang Chengdong

Deputy CEO at Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH

Didier Goepfert

Head of Product at wevest Digital

Dr. Karina Rigby

Vice President & Leitung “Siemensstadt – Kiez der Macher“ Projekt

Fabian J. G. Westerheide

CEO of AI for Humans / Asgard. VC

Georg Tacke

CEO at Simon Kucher

Holger G. Weiss

Founder and CEO at German Autolabs

Jasmin Deniz Karatas

Gamification Chapter Lead / Manager at Accenture Interactive

Jochem Wesling

Managing Director/ Delivery Lead at Accenture Interactive

Jörg Rheinboldt

MD at APX Axel Springer Porsche

Manuel Koch

CEO at Inside Wirtschaft


Welcome to the DFS'19. We're excited to present to you the 2019 Agenda below. 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 2019 will help you get that dream job you've been waiting for! Large international firms will be on campus scouting for the best talents and interview opportunities will be running alongside the agenda below! You will know if you have an interview slot in your personal schedule. This is an event you DON'T want to miss! Remember, spots are limited, so reserve yours now here!

20th June

08:30 - 10:00   Check-in & Breakfast
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!
10:00 - 12:00   Keynote Speakers
The Digital Future Summit 2019 will kick off with a series of Keynote Speakers to introduce the four digital focus areas of the summit this year: Connectivity, Sustainability, Creativity and Mobility.
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
Head over to the foyer and grab yourself some lunch! This is the perfect opportunity to make some connections before the start of a two days.
13:30 - 15:00   Masterclasses & Workshops 
Explore different aspects of digitalization within various industries by attending masterclasses and workshops hosted by our partner companies and experts.
15:00 - 16:00   Table-Tennis Tournament
Break up the day and join in with our 2019 Table Tennis Tournament. A great way to connect with others in a more informal setting and show off your skills!
16:00 - 17:30   Masterclasses & Workshops
A second round of masterclasses and workshops hosted by our partner companies and experts on digitalization within various industries.
17:30 - 18:00   Networking
At this stage in the day, we allocate time for you to re-connect and drive further into conversations with the people you have met so far and broaden your network to make new connections!
18:00 - 19:30   Panel Discussion
We close the first day of the Digital Future Summit 2019 with a lively panel discussion on the future of digital and look forward to day two!
19:30 - 21:30   On-Campus Dinner & Party
Join us at the end of day one for dinner at our ESMT campus and continue to connect with other participants at the party!

21st June

08:30 - 10:00   Breakfast
Join us for breakfast at our ESMT Campus to kick-off dat two of the Digital Future Summit 2019.
10:00 - 12:00   Startup Pitch Competition, Corporate Masterclasses & Speakers 
This year, this Digital Future Summit will be highly interactive and offer you multiple opportunities to join in further masterclasses, as well as our new Startup Pitch competition and be involved in presenting your own perspectives on the Future of Digital.
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch
Head over to the foyer and grab yourself some lunch! This is the perfect opportunity to make more connections and keep on networking!
13:30 - 14:30   Keynote Speakers
Join us for an inspiring Keynotes session halfway through day two of the Digital Future Summit 2019.
14:30 - 16:00   Workshops
Get interactive and collaborative with other DFS'19 participants in the last round of workshops at the Digital Future Summit 2019.
16:00 - 16:30   Networking
We want to help you build up your network. You know how this works at this point - reach out to others and share your perspectives and experience.
16:30 - 17:30   Panel Discussion
Join us for the closing panel discussion on the future of digitalization at the Digital Future Summit 2019 and capture the last expert insights of the day.
17:30 - 19:30   Talent Forum & BBQ
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 and enjoy the BBQ too!
19:30 - 21:30   DFS'19 After Party
Join us to celebrate the end of the two day Digital Future Summit with other participants at the House of Weekend in Alexanderplatz! You will get the invite.

DFS19 Agenda



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.


We're looking for inspirational students to speak at DFS19!

Is it you? DFS is collaborating with Student Talks, an international student organisation, to give a voice to students to share their passions about the Digital Future of our four 2019 topic focuses: digital connectivity, sustainability, creativity and mobility. Apply now to be more than a participant and inspire other international students as well as our partner companies.

Applications close June 1st!


Our team is currently organizing the DFS '19 to provide you with top speakers and a great opportunity to network
June 20th & 21st 2019