Corporate Innovation Conference

Recap: Leaders.48fwrd Summit 2019

The heat wasn’t able to stop us: The annual Leaders.48fwrd Summit, the corporate innovation conference by 48forward, took place on the hottest days of the year – and was a full success. 150 attendees from corporates like MAN, Siemens, Henkel, IBM, Microsoft, The Linde Group, Continental, Schaeffler, BayWa, Deutsche Bahn and many more gathered at Studio G/3 in Munich to be part of the conference.

Marius Swart, Co-Founder at Henkel X, talking about how to transform a corporate in an entrepreneurial way

The Corporate Innovation Conference

The first day started off with a workshop about Futures Thinking lead by Silke Kreiling, Executive Director at diffferent. Followed by keynotes by Lucas Kerscher, Alexander Kovrigin, Gian Casanova, Daniel Michel, Niko Porkka, Richard Federowski and Stefan Lenz we learned a lot about how companies can become more innovative.

The second day was packed with exciting insights from the corporate world. Thomas Luister talked about how Siemens is working on becoming more innovative. Marius Swart presented insights into what Henkel X is doing. Daniel Fürg hosted a panel about leadership together with Anna Kopp, Microsoft’s Germany CIO, Thorsten Kühnel, Chief Digital Officer at Rheinmetall and David Baus, Co-Founder at JustRocket.

David Baus, Anna Kopp and Thorsten Kühnel talking about how to transform leadership

Valuable insights from the corporate world

Martin Fröhlich, Head of New Horizons at Deutsche Bahn, did not only a presentation about how to live agility within a corporate but also did a music performance on stage. Martin Römhild talked about how successful employer branding in social networks works. And Nils Landmann, CEO at HLP, helped us to better deal with the innovator’s dilemma. Xin Chen did a panel about what we can learn from China when it comes to innovation – and invited Ran Escher and Dominik Böhler to join him on stage.

We are going to release video recordings from some of the sessions of our corporate innovation conference on our YouTube channel shortly – stay tuned! We are also going to announce the dates for next years edition of our Leaders.48fwrd Summit in the next couple of weeks.