Title: Exponential progress meets linear organizations: Sustainability through Analytics and Smart Models
Technical information is doubling every 2 years, with 50 billion smart objects expected to be connected in 2020. Coupled with the value of connections growing with n² this will drive new business models and efficiencies, commonly dubbed as the Internet of Things. For the future sustainability of our environment – organizational, social and physical – the use of smarter models and infrastructure will be a key enabler. Specifically, the ensuing significant increase in data creation and collection will require new techniques for analysis and sense/respond systems very often going beyond how corporations are structured today. A corporate practitioners will give his view on some of the resulting challenges for organizations and share a few insights how to drive change to successfully meet this challenge.
Speaker: Dr. Dirk Schlesinger
Dr. Dirk Schlesinger joined TÜV Süd in May 2016 as its Chief Digital officer, reporting directly to the CEO. He is in charge of developing and operationalizing a comprehensive digital strategy and establishing a global Digital Service function.
Before TÜV Süd, Dr. Schlesinger spend 11 years at Cisco in various management capacities. Recently, he incubated mozaiq – the ABB, Bosch and Cisco joint venture in the field of home automation and then served as its CEO. Prior, he was the global lead for manufacturing industries of Cisco Consulting Services – the management and technology consulting arm of Cisco. Before that, he has managed the worldwide manufacturing team of Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) and for almost 3 years chaired the IBSG Asia Pacific Team – covering all industries including Telecom Service Providers, Financial Services, Public Sector, Consumer Goods and of course Manufacturing. In this function he was also a member of the Cisco APAC-board.
Before joining Cisco in 2005, he was Vice President and partner of the Boston Consulting Group based in Munich and Washington, D.C., working for clients in the industrial goods, utility, energy, and financial services industries. Prior to the Boston Consulting Group in 1992, he was a R&D engineer for MTU (Motoren- und Turbinen-Union) Aero Engines in Munich and Airbus Industries in Toulouse, France.
Dr. Schlesinger stays in contact with academia and has given guest-lectures at the “Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung” in Koblenz, IESE in Barcelona and serves on the board of the Centre for Future Energy Business at Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam.
An aerospace engineer by training, Schlesinger in addition holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in mathematics from the Universität Mannheim.
In his spare time he enjoys triathlon (having finished several full and half iron-distance races), kiteboarding and alpine skiing. Dr. Schlesinger lives in Gauting with his wife and daughter.
Title: Smart Mobility: New Services, New Applications for Control
Speaker: Dr. Robert Shorten