/ Speakers 2021 /

Philipp Amann

Head of Strategy, Europol - European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

Dr Philipp Amann is the Head of Strategy at the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). EC3 Strategy is responsible for assessing and acting on relevant trends and threats related to cybercrime and cyber-security. Other key areas of responsibility include driving innovation, managing EC3’s industry advisory groups, prevention & awareness and internet governance.

He has worked in various fields, including the financial sector, global disarmament, international investigations and on issues related to safety and security in cyberspace, topics he deeply cares about. Dr Amann is also a member of ENISA’s Permanent Stakeholder Group.

He held positions with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Criminal Court, OSCE and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

His professional experience is complemented by a PhD degree and a Master’s degree in business informatics from the University of Vienna. He also holds an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from UCD.

Josef Aschbacher

General Director, European Space Agency

Hubertus von Baumbach

President, EFPIA & CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim, an independent and family-owned company founded in 1885, develops, produces and distributes innovative medicines for humans and animals. Thus Boehringer Ingelheim has the freedom to pursue its long-term vision to identify the health challenges of the future. The mission is to create breakthrough therapies where the medical need is high. Hubertus von Baumbach has been Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Boehringer Ingelheim since July 2016. He has been a member of the Board of Managing Directors since 2009, initially responsible for the divisions Finance and Animal Health. In 2001 he joined Boehringer Ingelheim’s finance organization, and held among others the CFO position of the German operative Unit. He started his professional career as sales representative in the US affiliate of Roche AG in 1998. Mr. von Baumbach was trained as bank clerk at Merck, Finck & Co. in Munich, received his law degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, took the German Bar Exam, and received a MBA from Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Achim Berg

President, Bitkom

Jens Burchardt

Partner & Associate Director, Boston Consulting Group

Eric Demuth

Co-founder & CEO, Bitpanda

Eric Demuth is co-founder and CEO at Bitpanda. The Vienna-based FinTech has over 500 employees and has made it to a billion-dollar valuation – since then it has been considered Austria’s first Unicorn. Bitpanda makes investing accessible to all. Founded in 2014 in Vienna, Austria by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer, Bitpanda’s mission is to harness the innovation of digital assets and blockchain technology to break down the barriers to investing. With more than 500 team members and over 2.7 million users, the company can count itself as one of Europe’s most thriving FinTechs. The intuitive platform for everything is suitable for both beginners and experts to invest in stocks, cryptocurrencies and precious metals with any amount of money.


Domagoj Dolinsek

Founder, PlanRadar

Saori Dubourg

Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF

Saori Dubourg is responsible for BASF’s global businesses in Agricultural Solutions, Nutrition & Health, and Care Chemicals. Furthermore, she oversees the region Europe, the startup trinamiX, and the BASF Corporate Sustainability Board. Saori Dubourg is also member of the German Council for Sustainable Development, which advises the Federal Government on the implementation of the sustainability strategy.

Jochen Engert

CEO and Co-Founder, FlixMobility GmbH

Jochen Engert is CEO and Founder of FlixMobility where he is responsible for the FlixBus Corporate Development & Strategy as well as Human Resources.

Prior to launching FlixMobility with the brand FlixBus, Jochen worked as a Strategy Consultant for Boston Consulting Group in Munich, Germany, where he met André Schwämmlein, future FlixBus Co-Founder. Inspired by the deregulation of the German bus market, Jochen, André and IT specialist Daniel launched FlixBus in 2013; today, FlixBus has become a global mobility provider with 400,000 daily connections across 30 countries.

Jochen was born in 1981 close to Würzburg, Germany. He studied Business Administration with technical and financial orientation at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Ottawa. He currently lives in Munich, home of the FlixBus European headquarters.

Stephanie Flanders

Head Of Bloomberg Economics and Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg LP

Stephanie Flanders has been Senior Executive Editor for Economics at Bloomberg News and head of Bloomberg Economics since October 2017. She was previously Chief Market Strategist for Europe at J P Morgan Asset Management in London (2013-17) and both BBC Economics Editor and BBC Newsnight’s Economics Editor   (2002-13).  She was Senior Advisor and speech writer to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers (1997-2001). She has also been a reporter at the New York Times, the Principal Editor of the 2002 Human Development Report, an editorial-writer and economics columnist at the Financial Times, and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School.  She was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard University. In 2016 she was appointed Chair of the Inclusive Growth Commission for the Royal Society of Arts, which delivered its final report in March 2017. She is the Chair of Artichoke, a non-profit arts production company in the UK and a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.


Jeanette zu Fürstenberg

La Famiglia

Leonore Gewessler

Federal Minister for climate protection and the environment

Hermann Hauser

Founder, I.E.C.T

Timotheus Höttges

CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG

Timotheus Höttges, born in 1962, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Deutsche Telekom AG since January 2014.

From 2009 until his appointment as CEO, he has been member of the Group Board of Management responsible for Finance and Controlling.

From 2006 to 2009 he was member of the Board of Management responsible for the T-Home unit. In this position, he was in charge of fixed-network and broadband business, as well as integrated sales and service in Germany. Under his leadership, T-Home became the market leader in terms of new DSL customers and developed its Internet TV service, Entertain, into a mass-market product while at the same time stabilizing its profitability.

After successfully implementing various cost-cutting programs at T-Home and in the European mobile communications subsidiaries, Mr. Höttges became responsible for the Group-wide Save for Service efficiency enhancement program. From 2005 until being appointed to the Group Board of Management, Mr. Höttges headed European operations as member of the Board of Management, T-Mobile International. From 2000 until the end of 2004, he was Managing Director, Finance and Controlling, before becoming Chairman of the Managing Board of T-Mobile Deutschland.

Mr. Höttges studied business administration at Cologne University, after which he spent three years with a business consulting company, latterly as a project manager. At the end of 1992, he moved to the VIAG Group in Munich. He became divisional manager in 1997 and, later, a member of the extended management board responsible for controlling, corporate planning, and mergers and acquisitions. As project manager, he played a central role in the merger of VIAG AG and VEBA AG to form E.on AG, which became effective on September 27, 2000.

Markus Ihlenfeld

Co-founder & CEO of Woom

Anders Indset

Business Philosopher

Anders Indset is one of the world’s leading business philosophers and a trusted sparring partner to international CEOs and political leaders. Dubbed “Rock’n’Roll Plato” and “Digital Jesus” by European  media, he is currently one of the most sought-after intellectuals with his approach to practical philosophy.

The native Norwegian, based out of Frankfurt, is a guest lecturer at leading international business schools, a founding partner of the Global Institute of Leadership and Technology and advisory board member of the Swiss-based deep tech pioneer Terra Quantum. He is known for his unconventional way of thinking, his provocative theses and his rock star attitude.

His latest book “The Q Economy – What comes after Digital?” entered the Spiegel-Bestseller list and was #1 in Manager Magazin and Handelsblatt for the most sold business books in the German speaking region. Q Economy has already been translated and sold to 11 countries around the world. His international bestseller “WILD KNOWLEDGE – Outthink the Revolution” was released in Europe in 2017 and has been translated into further languages in 2018 and was also a Spiegel-Bestseller in 2019.

His forthcoming book The Infected Mind is scheduled for early 2021. Additionally, Philosophy@Work, a collection of philosophical concepts on how to cope with today’s technological fast-paced and complex society will be published Q3/2021.

Ralf Kleber

Country Manager, Amazon EU SARL branch, Deutschland

Hubert Klumpner

Founder & CEO of urbanthinktank_next, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at ETHZürich

Wolfgang Lechner

Co-Founder & CEO, Parityqc

Martin Murray

Founder & CEO, waterdrop

Jean-Marie Paugam

Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization

Jean-Marie Paugam is Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva since 2021. Before this, he was Permanent Representative of France to the WTO. Mr. Paugam has held various Senior Management responsibilities on Trade, Development and International Finance, with the French Treasury and with the UN system (International Trade Center). He also was Senior Research Fellow with the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), France’s leading think-tank on international affairs. M. Paugam graduated in 1993 from the French National Administration School (ENA) and holds a Master Degree in Business Law as well as a Diploma of Political Sciences from the University of Aix-Marseille.

Josef Penninger

Head of the Institute of Life Sciences, University of British Columbia

Friedrich Prinz

Professor, School of Engineering, Stanford University

Matthias Rebellius

Member of the Management Board, Siemens AG

Margarete Schramböck

Federal minister for digitization and business location

Astrid Skala-Kuhmann

Supervisory Board, Lenzing AG

Sigrid Stagl

Founder, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU Wien

Prof. Stagl is an economist and full time professor at WU in Vienna. Currently she is working on institutional arrangements that support sustainable work, developing socio-economic theories of human behaviour and the effects of financialisation on the Environment. Her PhD in the field of Ecological Economics was awarded by RPI in Troy, New York. Before returning to Vienna she worked at the Universities of Leeds and Sussex. From 2003 to 2009 she served as Vice-President of the ESEE and from 2009 to 2012 as President. In 2014 she founded the Institute for Ecological Economics (WU). At WU she is currently the Chair of the Department of Socio-Economics and Director of the Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility.

Patrick Ratheiser

Co-Founder & CEO, Leftshift One