THE 2nd XQ Digital



Highly regarded business managers and dynamic individuals inspired our guests on how to guide their teams to where we need to be tomorrow. Leaders shared key experiences, best practices

and thoughts on how to spearhead digital transformation in different business environments.


This year‘s retro slide show on an old-fashioned slide projector: The German pioneer of Intelligent Humanoids Prof. Dr. Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann invited us on a journey down memory lane to the first years of his experiments. Highlight: Music from the 2nd Berlin Management Jazz Impro Session.

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Leadership in

Automotive IT – from

Lean to Agile

Robert-Andreas Riemann

Director IT Research & Development, Porsche

South By Southwest

2019 Report

Sascha Kurfiss

Brand Tech Lab
XQ Digital

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How to Stay a Step Ahead with Your Brand by Embracing
Digital Transformation?

Moritz Klämt
Global Director Digital &

E-Commerce, Henkel

Prof. Dr. Claudia Bünte
Executive Managing Director,

Kaiserscholle –

Center of Marketing Excellence

Matthias Strobel

Federal Association of Music Technology Germany

Winner or loser of digitalization? – Why mindset makes the difference

Bernd Gross


Senior Vice President,

Software AG

Advisor talent::digital

Futurology: Smart Cities and the Future Role of Energy Companies

Melanie Müller

Customer Management

Smart Metering
Netze BW – an EnBW Company

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Disruption Is the End of Silence

Uwe Andreas Hermann

Senior Director
Eriksholm Research Centre, Part of Oticon, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Søren Salomo

Chair of Technology and Innovation Management & Affiliated Professor,
Technische Universität Berlin & DTU – Danish Technical University

How Can We Lead Technology

and Human Wellbeing?

Panel hosted by the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, official educational partner of XQ Digital.

Hosted by the Berlin School Faculty Director Prof. Dr. Jose M. Alcaraz.

Inga Leschek

Managing Director,
Norddeich TV – a RTL company

Sebastian Loudon

Die ZEIT Austria

Germany Bundesregierung's

AI Ambitions:

The Leadership Challenge of

Turning Visions into Reality

Clark Parsons

Managing Director
Internet Economy Foundation

KEYNOTE: Down to Earth, Closing the Loop from Human
Behavior to Intelligent Machines

A retrospective slideshow exploring the early days oflearning humanoids. Analog projection technology guaranteed!

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann
Director KIT, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics – IAR

„Jazz up your Change Management”
2nd Berlin Management Jazz Impro Session

​​Jochen Gümbel

Service Level Manager
Fiducia & GAD IT

(Rhythm Guitar)

Prof. August

Wilhelm Scheer

Founder and Director

Scheer Holding

(Bariton Saxophone)

Moritz Klämt

Global Director Digital &

E-Commerce Henkel


Other musicians

Sebastian Groth, Deputy Head of Planning, Auswärtiges Amt (Piano) 

Jasper Bieger, SEEED (Saxophone)

Gordon Sommer, Co-Founder, XQ Digital (Blues Harp)

Ulli Hoffmeier (Guitar, Palast Orchester of Max Raabe)

Vladimir Miller (Clarinet & Sax)

Anders Grop (Bass)

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