The Executive Track at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2019

The Executive Track is tailored to the needs of leading tech professionals who want to learn about the latest and the most exclusive business and technology trends.
In addition, the leaders in the tech field will find like-minded executives. World-renowned speakers guide and create the Executive Track program to give you the most important in a time efficient way.

Besides, you can attend the same conference as your developer and UX team while diving into the topics on your agenda. In other words: An executive agenda you can easily use to strengthen your connections with the team.

Your Benefits
  • Expand your connections
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Learn from world-renowned speakers
  • Tailored to executive needs
  • Use your time efficiently
Who is it for?
  • Chief executive officers
  • Founders
  • Innovation Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Executive directors

Speakers

Josh Naylor

Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Josh Naylor
Evangelism Lead, EMEA, Unity Technologies

Eugene Toporov

VP of Marketing, JetBrains

With more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry, Eugene has worked as quality assurance engineer, business analyst, project manager, and has held various marketing roles at JetBrains. He started as a product marketing manager for some of JetBrains’ first products in 2008 and has been leading its marketing efforts for over 7 years. Eugene still does a bit of writing and coding when he finds the time, but most of all he enjoys helping people find joy in their work, be it his teammates or users of JetBrains products.

Eugene Toporov
VP of Marketing, JetBrains

Jürgen Müller

Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Jürgen Müller
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Frank Riemensperger

Chairman, Accenture Germany

Frank Riemensperger has been Chairman of Accenture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2009. The trained computer scientist and expert for digitization holds a seat in the acatech Senate, the German Academy for Engineering Sciences, and is a board member of DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, Frank is a member of the executive committees of the German IT association BITKOM and the German association of IT users VOICE and a member of the steering committees of the Plattform Industrie 4.0 and of the Plattform Lernende Systeme. He is the Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and a member of the Feldafinger Kreis.

Frank Riemensperger
Chairman, Accenture Germany

Christian Rickerts

Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Christian Rickerts is a Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. He graduated the Free University of Berlin with a degree in Political Science and ever since he has been taking leading positions in different digital transforming companies and NGOs like Capgemini, Reporters without Borders and Wikimedia Germany.

Christian Rickerts
Permanent Secretary of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Sanjeev Katariya

VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

As eBay’s Chief Architect, Sanjeev Katariya leads global architecture, cloud, AI, data and platform teams and the overall marketplace technical strategy. In addition to working across all eBay inc. science, engineering and strategy leadership teams, his direct teams focus on AI/ML platforms, computer vision, machine translation and NLP, spatial computing, anomaly detection, general Neural network and software research, mobile platform, continuous delivery systems and quality frameworks, cloud security and marketplace frameworks. He spent the bulk of his formative career, 25 years, at Microsoft dedicated to architecture, science and engineering, including 14 years as an executive leader (Partner). Sanjeev earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Colorado and a bachelor of science degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Punjab Engineering College, and holds over 32 patents. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and contributes to his personal website www.sanjeevkatariya.com.

Sanjeev Katariya
VP & Chief Architect, eBay AI and Platform, eBay

Sergej Epp

Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Sergej Epp is Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Palo Alto Networks in Central Europe. In this role, he develops regional cybersecurity strategy and is overseeing cybersecurity operations and threat intelligence across the region. His functional specialities include cyber defense operations, cyber risk management and transformation management. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he spent eight years in a variety of roles at Deutsche Bank, with his last position leading groups focusing on Cyber Hygiene Operations and Cyber Forensics & Investigations. He also founded and led the first Group-wide Cyber Defense Center including Threat Intelligence, Active Defense, Red Teaming as well as Security Awareness and Security Big Data programs. Sergej regularly participates in forums, conferences and panels and provides advise on threat intelligence and cyber defense matters. Outside of the office, Sergej is a passionate advocate for cybersecurity and emerging technologies. He has particular interest in Cybercrime research, Blockchain and Financial Markets and also spends time in teaching those to graduates or professionals.

Sergej Epp
Chief Security Officer Central Europe, Palo Alto Networks

Dorothee Bär

Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Dorothee Bär
Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Ben Vinegar

VP of Engineering, Sentry

Ben Vinegar is the VP Engineering at Sentry, an open source product that helps teams surface and fix production software issues. He's also the co-author of Third-party JavaScript, a contributor to O’Reilly’s Beautiful JavaScript, and an occasional conference speaker.

Ben Vinegar
VP of Engineering, Sentry

Ralf Schneider

CIO, Allianz Group

Ralf Schneider
CIO, Allianz Group

Rafael Herrera

Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Rafael is Chief Data Officer at AUTO1 Group and responsible for Data, Analytical and Reporting Platforms. Before that he has built Business Intelligence Systems for startups in Germany and the U.S. as well as worked as a Consultant across Europe for more than ten years, architecting and developing BI Systems and Processes for enterprises. Rafael holds a master’s degree in Business Computer Science from the AKAD University Stuttgart.

Rafael Herrera
Chief Data Officer, AUTO1 Group

Christian Bäuerlein

Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

At the moment Christian is leading the Backend Engineering team at ioki, a Deutsche Bahn company, building new moblility solutions and demand responsive transport platforms, utilizing his favorite tools Ruby, Postgres and JavaScript.Additionally, he's highly interested in programming tools, concepts, and of course, programming languages in general, currently Elixir and Go.He also loves to be part of the tech community: Visiting conferences and user groups, hosting and organizing meet-ups and giving talks.

Christian Bäuerlein
Head of Backend Engineering, ioki

Tilo Bonow

Founder and CEO, PIABO

Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading technology PR agency based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs with launching their business ideas and actively recognizing potentials, achieving growth targets and ultimately owning the market. Tilo and his team have chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios for tech heavyweights such as WeWork, Stripe, Silicon Valley Bank, GitHub, Google, Evernote and Tinder. As a value adding investor at Cavalry Ventures, 500 Startups, Nest.vc and Capital300, he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars with his experience and network. Tilo is a keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures among others.

Tilo Bonow
Founder and CEO, PIABO

Holger Weiss

Managing Director and CEO, German Autolabs

Holger Weiss
Managing Director and CEO, German Autolabs

Bindu Upadhyay

UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Bindu is an engineer turned UX designer who now works at WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE, a digital innovation agency based in Rotterdam with 45 people representing 18 countries. Leveraging the knowledge of such a multicultural (and multidisciplinary) teams has often brought a diverse palette of perspectives to the table, leading in turn to successful projects. These experiences sparked her interest to further explore the topic of cultural differences and use the findings to contribute to our community's quest to become more inclusive. She believes that when we collaborate and learn from each other, there is much more we can do to contribute effectively to the growing impact of technology.

Bindu Upadhyay
UX Designer, WEAREREASONABLEPEOPLE

Nancy Nemes

Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Nancy Nemes
Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

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Use your chance to get insight into IT Enterprises, learn from them and ask them questions.

Program

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Thursday, 6 June 2019 | Executive Stage
Thursday, 6 June 2019 | Executive Stage
Welcome Speech
11:00 - 11:30

Digitalizing the Urban Landscape
11:35 - 12:20
Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitization | Sophie Seiwald, MB.io | Frank Riemensperger

Cities everywhere are seeking ways to transform their increasingly congested landscapes into safer, smarter, and healthier environments that better serve their residents.This historic population shift is driving an ongoing global movement toward smart, connected cities where secure networks link everything from office buildings to transportation infrastructures, and intelligent data-management foundations are buoyed by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Demistifying AI
12:25 - 13:00
Jürgen Müller, Chief Innovation Officer, SAP | Oliver Köth, CTO, NTT Data German | Nancy Nemes

With so much buzz about the potential and perils of machine learning and artificial intelligence, it is not always easy to discern what is real and what is hype. Get insights on machine learning and artificial intelligence, the current state of affairs in regard to leading-edge research as well as real-world applications, and what is looming on the horizon that is of note.

Lunch break
13:00 - 13:45

TBA
13:45 - 14:15

Mobility beyond Automotive
14:20 - 15:00
Christian Bäuerlein, IOKI

The entire way people and goods travel from point A to point B is changing, driven by a series of converging technological and social trends: the rapid growth of carsharing and ridesharing; the increasing viability of electric and alternative powertrains; new, lightweight materials; and the growth of connected and, ultimately, autonomous vehicles. The result is the emergence of a new ecosystem of mobility that could offer faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more customized travel.

Future of Autonomous Driving
15:05 - 15:45
Holger Weiss, Germanautolabs

What’s the current state of autonomous driving? What does the future look like for self-driving cars? just how far is the world from widespread adoption of fully-automated vehicles? And, how will self-driving cars be regulated and insured? The future of the automotive industry

TBA
15:50 - 16:10

Crypto-Blockchain what's next?
16:15 - 16:45
Rachel Black | Lisk

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been an extremely hot topic lately, with both positive and negative speculations about its future. Despite the growing interest in cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technology, what does the future of blockchain hold?

Data Revolution
16:50 - 17:30
Thomas Zeutschler, Henkel | Rafael Herrera, Auto1 Group | Dr. Carolin Gabor, FinLeap

Most people are in broad agreement that the ‘data revolution’ refers to the transformative actions needed to respond to the demands of a complex development agenda, improvements in how data is produced and used; closing data gaps to prevent discrimination; building capacity and data literacy in “small data” and big data analytics; modernizing systems of data collection; liberating data to promote transparency and accountability; and developing new targets and indicators.

Closing
17:30 - 18:30

Friday, 7June 2019 | Executive Stage
Friday, 7June 2019 | Executive Stage
TBA
09:00 - 09:25

Company Culture & Diversity
09:30 - 10:00
Katarina Lucic, WU Executive Academy | Bindu Upadhyay, UX Designer, WeAreReasonablePeople | Zoho Corp

Does ‘work’ still mean ‘work’ in this fast-paced digital age? Can we continue to consider work as either productive or reproductive? Is work confined to a physical location or can it really even be classified?

TBA

The Future of Retail
10:20 - 11:05
Sanjeev Katariya,Vice President and Chief Architect, eBay | Atul Bhardwaj, CTO, MediaMarktSAturn

Business as usual' is not an option in the retail sector, thanks to new technologies, changing patterns of consumer behavior, and the influence of pioneering digital-first companies like Amazon.

TBA

TBA
11:30 - 12:15

Lunch Break
12:15 - 13:15

Agile SpinOff - Is it necessary to get the dust out of the Corporates to be innovative?
13:15 - 14:00
Dominik Schön, CTO, CodeCamp:N | Dr. Daniel Schneider, Oetker Digital

TBA

Re-inventing the Cloud?
14:25 - 15:10

The cloud acts as the central nervous system in a new machine age connecting data streams from enterprise systems, networks of sensors, mobile sales forces, customer social media feeds, supplier systems and other data sets. Those organisations best able to manage and derive value from this mass of data can employ every one of these tools to drive innovation and insight.

Extended Reality: Exploring the new Application
15:15 - 16:00
Josh Naylor, Unity3d | Genevieve Mak, Magic Leap

An outlook on the future of augmented and virtual reality and how it will change healthcare, education, government, and of course, entertainment. What are your predictions for the future of AR?

Extended Reality: Exploring the new Application
15:15 - 16:00
Josh Naylor, Unity3d | Genevieve Mak, Magic Leap

An outlook on the future of augmented and virtual reality and how it will change healthcare, education, government, and of course, entertainment. What are your predictions for the future of AR?

Cyber Security
16:05 - 16:45
Dr. Ralf Schneider, Group CIO, Allianz | Sergej Epp, Palo Alto Networks | Ben Vinegar, Sentry

Scholars and policymakers are paying greater attention to the application of international law to the cause of enhancing global cybersecurity. The bulk of this research, though, has been focused on leveraging international humanitarian law to regulate the conduct of cyber warfare.

Closing

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