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: To be announced

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

Digitizing Work Processes – Stream Data from Remote Assets to Industrial Cloud

  • Use cases and best practice examples
  • Connecting to external IT systems like Maximo
  • Reducing lead time
  • Automatic ordering and delivery tracking
  • Increased controllership and better service for your costumers

Connected Cars transitioning to consumer electronics devices – Lessons from smartphone and dot-com companies

  • Auto OEMs: Focusing on building out connected services, not yet enough on monetization models
  • Next major initiative with auto-makers: Consumer internet monetization models
  • Learning from other consumer internet transitions (web and smartphone app revolution) – How do cars need to adapt for the long term successful transition
  • Cars will have their own language on the internet of things. What will they say to other IoT objects?


To be announced

To be announced


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



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: To be announced

Keynote 3: To be announced

World Cafes


  • When a Business Goes Agile: Comtrade Digital Services
  • How to start and realize the technical part of IoT infrastructure? Schildknecht AG
  • Connected Cars & Smart City: use cases for efficiency: Continental

Further Topics:

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

If you are interested in moderating a world café on one of these topics, please contact Katrin Pinkwart.


Startup Platform

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

Smart and autonomous systems: To be announced

Smart Factory: BMW

Wearables: To be announced

Security Strategies and Legal Aspects

  • Symantec
  • To be announced
  • Bird&Bird

Discussion: Machine Learning: Ralf Herbrich, Managing Director, Machine Learning Science, Amazon Development Center, IBM , To be announced

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