The Handelsblatt AI Summit

Your leading get-together for Business AI implementation

Two important partners for high-level business events – Handelsblatt and The AI Summit – are joining forces
to offer you unrivalled international experience and expertise from German-language countries and Europe. Together, we are building on the outstanding success of the 2018 kickoff event to grow further and become even more international.

You will meet C-Level Executives and specialist heads: VP/Director R&D, AI Lab, Business Development, Digital Solutions, Innovation as well as start-ups and ideators from all industries. The aims: to learn from each other via best practices and benchmarks, inspire each other, and meet new partners.

The AI Summit

The AI Summits launched in 2015 as the first-ever conference & exhibition globally to explore what AI practically means for enterprises. Partnering with IBM Watson, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Intel among many others, the AI Summit took the world’s business community by storm in London, San Francisco, Singapore, Cape Town, Tokyo and New York City attracting over 30,000 enterprise attendees in 2018.
Geared towards enabling business conversations and setting up new industry partnerships, The AI Summits return bigger & more impactful in 2019 with expo scale events in London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York, Cape Town and Singapore as the world’s leading AI event for business.

The AI-Summit

The Handelsblatt AI Summit

You will listen to these pioneers of AI

The Handelsblatt AI Summit

What to expect

CROSS-INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES

Learn from AI pioneers how to align your company with this new technology.

VALUABLE INSPIRATION FROM AI INSIDERS

Learn what developments are coming – and how they will change your business.

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN THE FUTURE LOUNGE

Explore new, application-ready solutions from start-ups and ideators – and meet new cooperation partners.

FASCINATING PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Hand picked experts & practitioners speak on the following topics:

  • AI for SMEs
  • Skills and Qualification
  • Human – Machine Interaction

… and cast your TED vote. You can download the result after the summit.

PRACTICAL DETAILING IN PARALLEL FORUMS

Hear real-life applications from selected industries and scenarios – and discuss them with the speakers and your fellow participants.

09:30Opening

Welcome and Introduction

Sebastian Matthes, Head of Digital, Deputy Editor in Chief, Handelsblatt, Handelsblatt
Prof. Dr. Johann Füller, Chair of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Innsbruck
09:40Report

„AI in Europe – Where Do We Stand?“

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff PhD, Chair of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) of the German Federal Government
10:10View

(AI) Innovation Shapes the Future

Dirk Ramhorst, CIO / CDO, Wacker Chemicals
10:40Best Practice

(AI) Ingredients to Global Leadership

Alfons Riek, Vice President Technology and Innovation, Group Holding FESTO
11:10Break

Coffee Break

11:40Discussion

AI for Mid Cap Companies

With selected representatives of mid-sized companies

12:10Strategy

The Bosch European Center for AI

Christoph Peylo, Head of Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bosch Global
12:40Expert Contribution

AI potentials and frontiers (in discussion)

13:10Break

Lunch Break

14:30Focus Mobility

AI revolutionizes Mobility

Prof. Sabina Jeschke, Member of the Board, Deutsche Bahn
15:00Focus Insurance

Unleashing the potential of data-driven-solutions

Monica Epple, Head Digital & Smart Analytics EMEA, Swiss Re
15:30Focus Manufacturing

AI in Manufacturing

Dr. Norbert Gaus, Head of Research and Development for Digitalization and Automation, Siemens
16:00Break

Coffee Break

16:30Discussion

Competencies & Qualifications

Preserving AI talent - A European Vision
Holger Hoos, AAAI Fellow, Professor of Machine Learning, Leiden University
How industry can foster qualification
Dr. Andreas Liebl, Managing Director, appliedAI Initiative, Unternehmertum
How to build and scale your company
Ryan Nadeau, Director of Special Projects, Galvanize
17:00Forum IoT

AI MEETS IOT: THE NEXT FRONTIER

Dr. Lars Schwabe, Associate Director Technology Consulting, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Dr. Daniel Böhnke, Senior Consultant Technology Consulting, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

New possibilities and experiences with AI in IoT

  • Predictive Maintenance in the aerospace, transportation and industry sectors
  • Innovations and potentials with Edge Computing, Federated Leaning and Blockchains
17:00Forum Finance

The day after disruption – a new age for banking is rising

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Jochen Werne, Director and Attorney, Bankhaus August Lenz &/ Co.AG

Plus N.N.

18:30Get Together

Bavarian Evening

09:00Opening

Welcome and Introduction

Sebastian Matthes, Head of Digital, Deputy Editor in Chief, Handelsblatt, Handelsblatt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alois C. Knoll, Robotics, AI and Realtime Systems, TU München
09:10Global View

How AI will change the world

Min Wanli, Vice President, Alibaba Cloud
09:40Focus Customer

AI Innovations to enhance consumer experience

David Vismans, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, booking.com
10:10Focus Customer

How to become a leader in digital customer inspiration

11:00Discussion

Human Machine Interface

Selected representatives from science and business

11:10Focus Customer

How to become a leader in digital customer inspiration

Tim Buchholz, Principal Platform Business, Otto
11:30

Break-outs

  • AI IN TAX
  • INNOVATION WITH AI
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • SECURITY
12:00Forum Tax

AI Action in TAX – how to recognize anomalies in TaxRiskManagement & intelligent TaxFinding

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Vanessa Just, Managing Director , wtsAI
Homrighausen
Andreas Homrighausen, Partner, WTS
12:00Forum Innovation

Driving Innovation & Growth

Stefan Biel, Innovation Director, Beiersdorf
Dr. Volker Bilgram, Leader Artificial Intelligence Initiative, HYVE The Innovation Company
12:00Forum User centered ai

FORUM III: FOR ME – USER CENTERED AI How a human centered ai can foster the digitalization of work

Stefan Biel, Innovation Director, Beiersdorf
Florian von Lepel
Florian von Lepel, Chief Technology Officer, STAR AG
13:00Break

Lunch Break

14:30

The algorithmic society – how ai can serve for good

Jörg Dräger, Member of the Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung
15:00International Keynote

Data for the people

Stanford University, UC Berkeley, in Discussion

15:30Discussion

Data in Post Privacy Economy

16:30

End of the conference

Your Benefit

CROSS-INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES

Learn from AI pioneers how to align your company with this new technology.

VALUABLE INSPIRATION FROM AI INSIDERS

Learn what developments are coming – and how they will change your business.

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN THE FUTURE LOUNGE

Explore new, application-ready solutions from start-ups and ideators – and meet new cooperation partners.

FASCINATING PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Hand picked experts & practitioners speak on the following topics:

  • AI for SMEs
  • Skills and Qualification
  • Human – Machine Interaction

… and cast your TED vote. You can download the result after the summit.

PRACTICAL DETAILING IN PARALLEL FORUMS

Hear real-life applications from selected industries and scenarios – and discuss them with the speakers and your fellow participants.

21.03.2019

09:30Opening

Welcome and Introduction

Sebastian Matthes, Head of Digital, Deputy Editor in Chief, Handelsblatt, Handelsblatt
Prof. Dr. Johann Füller, Chair of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Innsbruck

AI FOR INDUSTRY

09:40Report

„AI in Europe – Where Do We Stand?“

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff PhD, Chair of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) of the German Federal Government
10:10View

(AI) Innovation Shapes the Future

Dirk Ramhorst, CIO / CDO, Wacker Chemicals
10:40Best Practice

(AI) Ingredients to Global Leadership

Alfons Riek, Vice President Technology and Innovation, Group Holding FESTO
11:10Break

Coffee Break

11:40Discussion

AI for Mid Cap Companies

With selected representatives of mid-sized companies

12:10Strategy

The Bosch European Center for AI

Christoph Peylo, Head of Center for Artificial Intelligence, Bosch Global
12:40Expert Contribution

AI potentials and frontiers (in discussion)

13:10Break

Lunch Break

14:30Focus Mobility

AI revolutionizes Mobility

Prof. Sabina Jeschke, Member of the Board, Deutsche Bahn
15:00Focus Insurance

Unleashing the potential of data-driven-solutions

Monica Epple, Head Digital & Smart Analytics EMEA, Swiss Re
15:30Focus Manufacturing

AI in Manufacturing

Dr. Norbert Gaus, Head of Research and Development for Digitalization and Automation, Siemens
16:00Break

Coffee Break

16:30Discussion

Competencies & Qualifications

Preserving AI talent - A European Vision
Holger Hoos, AAAI Fellow, Professor of Machine Learning, Leiden University
How industry can foster qualification
Dr. Andreas Liebl, Managing Director, appliedAI Initiative, Unternehmertum
How to build and scale your company
Ryan Nadeau, Director of Special Projects, Galvanize
17:00Forum IoT

AI MEETS IOT: THE NEXT FRONTIER

Dr. Lars Schwabe, Associate Director Technology Consulting, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Dr. Daniel Böhnke, Senior Consultant Technology Consulting, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

New possibilities and experiences with AI in IoT

  • Predictive Maintenance in the aerospace, transportation and industry sectors
  • Innovations and potentials with Edge Computing, Federated Leaning and Blockchains
17:00Forum Finance

The day after disruption – a new age for banking is rising

werne
Jochen Werne, Director and Attorney, Bankhaus August Lenz &/ Co.AG

Plus N.N.

Break-out Sessions

18:30Get Together

Bavarian Evening

22.03.2019

09:00Opening

Welcome and Introduction

Sebastian Matthes, Head of Digital, Deputy Editor in Chief, Handelsblatt, Handelsblatt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alois C. Knoll, Robotics, AI and Realtime Systems, TU München

OUR FUTURE WITH AI

09:10Global View

How AI will change the world

Min Wanli, Vice President, Alibaba Cloud
09:40Focus Customer

AI Innovations to enhance consumer experience

David Vismans, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer, booking.com
10:10Focus Customer

How to become a leader in digital customer inspiration

11:00Discussion

Human Machine Interface

Selected representatives from science and business

11:10Focus Customer

How to become a leader in digital customer inspiration

Tim Buchholz, Principal Platform Business, Otto
11:30

Break-outs

  • AI IN TAX
  • INNOVATION WITH AI
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • SECURITY
12:00Forum Tax

AI Action in TAX – how to recognize anomalies in TaxRiskManagement & intelligent TaxFinding

just
Vanessa Just, Managing Director , wtsAI
Homrighausen
Andreas Homrighausen, Partner, WTS
12:00Forum Innovation

Driving Innovation & Growth

Stefan Biel, Innovation Director, Beiersdorf
Dr. Volker Bilgram, Leader Artificial Intelligence Initiative, HYVE The Innovation Company
12:00Forum User centered ai

FORUM III: FOR ME – USER CENTERED AI How a human centered ai can foster the digitalization of work

Stefan Biel, Innovation Director, Beiersdorf
Florian von Lepel
Florian von Lepel, Chief Technology Officer, STAR AG
13:00Break

Lunch Break

AI FOR GOOD

14:30

The algorithmic society – how ai can serve for good

Jörg Dräger, Member of the Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung
15:00International Keynote

Data for the people

Stanford University, UC Berkeley, in Discussion

15:30Discussion

Data in Post Privacy Economy

16:30

End of the conference

Thank you for a truly unusual conference experience! I’ve never heard so many honest and authentic lectures on AI.

The dialog mood in the breaks was also a total success, I took lots of inspiration home and was very happy to speak at your event.

Prof. Dr. Katharina Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern
The Handelsblatt AI Summit

AI Brains – Pioneers – Champions

Stefan Biel

Innovation DirectorBeiersdorf

Referent 2019

Stefan Biel

Innovation DirectorBeiersdorf

    Jörg Bienert

    Member of the BoardKI-Bundesverband e.V.

    Referent 2019

    Jörg Bienert

    Member of the BoardKI-Bundesverband e.V.

      Dr. Volker Bilgram

      Leader Artificial Intelligence InitiativeHYVE The Innovation Company

      Referent 2019

      Dr. Volker Bilgram

      Leader Artificial Intelligence InitiativeHYVE The Innovation Company

      Managing Director of HYVE Innovation Research and Leader of the Artificial Intelligence Initiative at HYVE The Innovation Company

        Dr. Daniel Böhnke

        Senior Consultant Technology ConsultingLufthansa Industry Solutions

        Referent 2019

        Dr. Daniel Böhnke

        Senior Consultant Technology ConsultingLufthansa Industry Solutions

          Tim Buchholz

          Principal Platform BusinessOtto

          Speaker 2019

          Tim Buchholz

          Principal Platform BusinessOtto

            Jörg Dräger

            Member of the BoardBertelsmann Stiftung

            Referent 2019

            Jörg Dräger

            Member of the BoardBertelsmann Stiftung

              Monica Epple

              Head Digital & Smart Analytics EMEASwiss Re

              Referent 2019

              Monica Epple

              Head Digital & Smart Analytics EMEASwiss Re

                Prof. Dr. Johann Füller

                Chair of Innovation & EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Innsbruck

                Moderation 2019

                Prof. Dr. Johann Füller

                Chair of Innovation & EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Innsbruck

                  Dr. Norbert Gaus

                  Head of Research and Development for Digitalization and AutomationSiemens

                  Referent 2019

                  Dr. Norbert Gaus

                  Head of Research and Development for Digitalization and AutomationSiemens
                    gutknecht

                    Mathias Gutknecht

                    Business Development ManagerSTAR AG

                    Speaker 2019

                    Mathias Gutknecht

                    Business Development ManagerSTAR AG
                      Homrighausen

                      Andreas Homrighausen

                      PartnerWTS

                      Speaker 2019

                      Andreas Homrighausen

                      PartnerWTS

                        Holger Hoos

                        AAAI Fellow, Professor of Machine LearningLeiden University

                        Referent 2019

                        Holger Hoos

                        AAAI Fellow, Professor of Machine LearningLeiden University

                          Prof. Sabina Jeschke

                          Member of the BoardDeutsche Bahn

                          Referent 2019

                          Prof. Sabina Jeschke

                          Member of the BoardDeutsche Bahn
                            just

                            Vanessa Just

                            Managing Director wtsAI

                            Speaker 2019

                            Vanessa Just

                            Managing Director wtsAI

                              Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alois C. Knoll

                              Robotics, AI and Realtime SystemsTU München

                              Moderation 2019

                              Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Alois C. Knoll

                              Robotics, AI and Realtime SystemsTU München

                              Chairholder Realtime Systems and Robotics, TU Munich, Faculty of Informatics and Scientific Director, fortiss GmbH

                                Florian von Lepel

                                Florian von Lepel

                                Chief Technology OfficerSTAR AG

                                Speaker 2019

                                Florian von Lepel

                                Chief Technology OfficerSTAR AG

                                  Dr. Andreas Liebl

                                  Managing DirectorappliedAI Initiative, Unternehmertum

                                  Referent 2019

                                  Dr. Andreas Liebl

                                  Managing DirectorappliedAI Initiative, Unternehmertum

                                    Sebastian Matthes

                                    Head of Digital, Deputy Editor in Chief, HandelsblattHandelsblatt

                                    Host 2019

                                    Sebastian Matthes

                                    Head of Digital, Deputy Editor in Chief, HandelsblattHandelsblatt

                                      Ryan Nadeau

                                      Director of Special ProjectsGalvanize

                                      Referent 2019

                                      Ryan Nadeau

                                      Director of Special ProjectsGalvanize

                                        Christoph Peylo

                                        Head of Center for Artificial IntelligenceBosch Global

                                        Referent 2019

                                        Christoph Peylo

                                        Head of Center for Artificial IntelligenceBosch Global

                                          Prof. Dietmar Harhoff PhD

                                          Chair of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) of the German Federal Government

                                          Referent 2019

                                          Prof. Dietmar Harhoff PhD

                                          Chair of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) of the German Federal Government

                                            Dirk Ramhorst

                                            CIO / CDOWacker Chemicals

                                            Referent 2019

                                            Dirk Ramhorst

                                            CIO / CDOWacker Chemicals

                                              Alfons Riek

                                              Vice President Technology and InnovationGroup Holding FESTO

                                              Referent 2019

                                              Alfons Riek

                                              Vice President Technology and InnovationGroup Holding FESTO

                                                Daniel Saaristo

                                                Deep Learning Start-Up Business Manager for Central EuropeNvidia

                                                Referent 2018

                                                Daniel Saaristo

                                                Deep Learning Start-Up Business Manager for Central EuropeNvidia

                                                  Dr. Lars Schwabe

                                                  Associate Director Technology ConsultingLufthansa Industry Solutions

                                                  Referent 2019

                                                  Dr. Lars Schwabe

                                                  Associate Director Technology ConsultingLufthansa Industry Solutions

                                                    David Vismans

                                                    Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officerbooking.com

                                                    Referent 2019

                                                    David Vismans

                                                    Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officerbooking.com

                                                      Min Wanli

                                                      Vice PresidentAlibaba Cloud

                                                      Referent 2019

                                                      Min Wanli

                                                      Vice PresidentAlibaba Cloud
                                                        werne

                                                        Jochen Werne

                                                        Director and Attorney Bankhaus August Lenz &/ Co.AG

                                                        Speaker 2019

                                                        Jochen Werne

                                                        Director and Attorney Bankhaus August Lenz &/ Co.AG
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