CESIS – Program at a glance


IoT Professional Night (Andel's Skybar)


Conference opening

Keynote 1:

The “Why” behind IoT: New Digital Business Models

  • How Digitalization will influence established business models
  • How established companies can profit by improving their innovation process
  • What are the real value drivers of IoT
  • How new (service) business models can lead to new competitive advantage

Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller, Professor and Head of Group, Technology and Innovation Management Group, RWTH Aachen University

Keynote 2: Anette Bronder, CEO Digital Division, T-Systems international

Keynote 3: NN

Plenary Session & Discussion


Track 1: Business Strategies

Track 2: Innovations

Track 3: Infrastructure and Enabling Technologies

Business models

Innovative Cloud Platform Services for machine building industries

  • How to ensure the Availability and Efficiency of single machines
  • How to ensure the Utilization of the Machines inside a smart Factory 
  • Creating new business models

Klaus Bauer, Head of Basic Technology Development, TRUMPF






Growth Opportunities & Threats created by Disruption from an Investor Perspective

  • How disruption impacts investors
  • The opportunities disruption creates ? 
  • Investment Example (Autonomous driving)                                              
  • The threat to incumbents 
  • How we as investors analyse such threats/ opportunities

Marcus Morris-Eyton, Vice President Portfolio Management, Allianz Global Investors

Design Thinking Workshop              

Infrastructure - Connectivity
Dedicated wireless network for IoT,


Get Value out of Millions of Connected Things –  Tenets vital to the success of IoT platforms

  • Agility – The freedom to quickly analyze, execute, and build business and technical initiatives 
  • Scale – Seamlessly expand infrastructure regionally or globally to meet operational demands 
  • Cost – Understand and control the costs of operating an IoT platform 
  • Security – Secure communication from device through cloud while maintaining compliance

Rolf Kersten, Head of EMEA Platform Business Development, Amazon Web Services Germany GmbH

Handling Big Data & Cloud

PB-scale Data Warehouse on Public Cloud and Security

  • Security requirements of cloud data warehouse 
  • Design concept of cloud data warehouse
  • System architecture of cloud data warehouse
  • Data warehouse migration to public cloud
  • System changes and expansion of cloud data warehouse

Yuki Moritani, Manager, Innovation Management Department, NTT Docomo KPMG Carriots

Evening Reception


Plenary Session

Opening Keynote:

Shaping the Digital Call

  • Our world is increasingly interlinked
  • Companies can exploit these many possibilities and the resulting business opportunities
  • But companies require more than just technical expertise for this purpose

Dr. Norbert Gaus, Siemens AG Corporate Technology

The Internet of Mobility  - IoT disrupting mobility concepts

Keynote 1: The Internet of Mobility & Cognitive Personalization of Spaces and Devices

  • The AUTOmobile becomes the automobile as a personalized brand driving experience
  • The mobility revolution shifts the vehicle to a seamless connected journey
  • Mobility as a service reshapes data-defined vehicles

Dr. Sebastian Wedeniwski, Chief Technology Officer, Global Industrial Sector, IBM Deutschland GmbH, Co-author: Hakan Kostepen, Managing Director- Strategy & Innovation, Product Strategy & Planning, Panasonic Automotive

Keynote 2: NN

Keynote 3: NN

World Cafes

  • Infrastructure
  • data analytics
  • industrial data space
  • digital business models
  • connectivity solutions
  • virtual reality
  • etc…


Startup Platform

MainTool, Schutzengel, Myoctopus, Soley, Relayr, Alfred Smart Home, DevicePilot, Qarnot Computing, Quantitec, Altizon Systems, Zeetta Networks

Smart and autonomous systems: NN

Smart Factory: BMW


Security Strategies and Legal Aspects

  • Symantec
  • NN
  • Bird&Bird

Discussion: Machine Learning: Ralf Herbrich, Managing Director, Machine Learning Science, Amazon Development Center, IBM , NN

Feedback and Summary

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