Day 2

The systems view


Introduction to Day 2

Challenges in digital transformation

Francesco Maria de Collibus, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration, Blockchain and Network Science



Getting Started with Day 2


Flash Talk

What makes a high performing team? Lessons from creating a company builder

Moritz Delbrück, Co-Founder & Managing Director at HD Solutions
and Jonas Jankus, Head of People at Honestly, Cologne

on how a company grows with a strong commitment to talent approach, and what
types of individuals make a good, mature team

09:45 Q&A with Moritz Delbrück and Jonas Jankus


Short Break




The Do School Method – how to enable individuals to select good ideas to work on and create the change they want to see

Katherin Kirschenmann, Co-Founder, The Do School, Berlin

10:45 Q&A with Katherin Kirschenmann


Flash Talk

How to scale a vision: Lessons for successful impact entrepreneurship

Niels Rot, Co-Founder Impact Hub Zurich, now at Climate KIC, Zurich

11:15 Q&A with Niels Rot


Short break


Flash Talk

From Research to Management

Dr. Michael Hengartner, President of the ETH Board and Former President of University of Zurich and Swissuniversities, Zurich

on transferring skills from science to management and leadership

12:00 Q&A with Michael Hengartner


Lunch Break (by yourself)



Flash Talk

From a traditional insurer to an agile delivery organization – the AXA Switzerland Journey

Dominic Bächlin, Lead Agile Master Chapter at AXA, Winterthur

on how AXA transformed itself into a leading agile company

13:45 Q&A with Dominic Bächlin


Flash Talk

Challenges of digital transformation processes

Dr. János Heé, CEO at Zimmerli of Switzerland, and formerly Chief Digital Officer at
Adecco and Sunrise

14:15 Q&A with János Heé


Coffee Break


Quick business challenges

Parallel breakout sessions
30-minute one-on-one meetings between academic and business attendees to co-create solutions for a small business challenge together

Nils Aggett, UBS
Eduardo Aponte, Roche
Heidi Bodenmann, MIGROS
Roberto Brega, OneOverZero AG
Afsoon Ebrahimi, Axa
Luca Gambini, Sunrise
Beat Meier, Stadler
Matthias Staib, Balzano AG
Daniel Temperli, Axa


Reflect and connect

Wrapup and sharing your solutions from the small business challenges with the group


Thank you + goodbye!

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