Product Development & Innovation Summit 2019 - Kongress / Konferenz von Qepler s.r.o.

Mastering development& innovation: process, LCM & PPM, AI, VR & ML, human centricity & design thinking.



Product Development & Innovation Summit 2019 is a 2-day event concentrating on novel approaches, insights and solutions to gain competitive advantage, accelerate and tailor development and innovation processes. Achieve your goals using design thinking and novel technologies focusing on a customer's needs and wants to boost motivation and loyalty in the rapidly changing world.



Day 1st | Tuesday, 28 May 2019

08:30 - Registration and Welcome Coffee 09:00 - Opening Address from the Chairman


09:10 - Managing breakthrough innovation from idea to the mass-market adoption.

  • Key aspects supporting success in managing breakthrough innovation
  • Ecosystem know-how, strategy, technology leadership and proper business model
  • Company culture and innovation
  • Agile development and organization structure
  • Open innovation with external partners

Dr. Eng. Grzegorz Ombach, VP Engineering & GM Halo China, QUALCOMM, Germany

09:50 - Speed ​​Networking

10:30 - Sustainovations: Merging Sustainable Development with Cosmetic Innovations.

  • Sustainability needs at global level
  • Henkel’s sustainability stategy
  • Sustainability contributors along the value chain/life cycle assessments
  • Integrating sustainability goals into new product innovation process
  • Examples illustrating new product contributions to sustainability
  • Communicating sustainability benefits to the consumer

Dr. Thomas Förster,Corporate Vice President of R&D Beauty Care, Henkel, Germany

11:10 - Morning coffee and networking break

11:40 - From Open Innovation to Gellification.

  • New business models creating a bridge between startups and corporates
  • Open innovation ecosystems: players, connections, strategies
  • Non-conventional alliances: fundings, piloting, co-development
  • Trends: emerging technologies and business models
  • Moving forward: partnering and venturing

Lucia Chierchia, Managing Partner @GELLIFY, Italy

12:20 - From innovation to commercialisation: 5 tips to make it a success.

  • Following disciplined entrepreneurship principles to manage the innovation portfolio
  • Applying design thinking for product development
  • Developing the right eco-system
  • Importance of cooperation and team energy
  • Focus on continuous improvement

Asli Solmaz-Kaiser, Vice President, Product Development & Innovation, TÜV SÜD Product Service, Germany

13:00 -  Business lunch

14:00 - Setting up an innovation lab and putting in place the right conditions to succeed in innovation within a large business.

  • Setting the agenda - why innovation?
  • Designing the innovation function that’s right for the business
  • Anticipating cultural and practical challenges
  • How to build & recruit the right skills and competencies
  • Success factors and monitoring performance
  • What next?

Richard Burton, Innovation & Transformation Consultant,United Kingdom


14:40 - To Be Announced.

Filippo Larceri, Global Implementation Leader - Clariant Excellence, Clariant, Germany

15:20 -  Afternoon coffee and networking break

15:50 - To Be Announced.

Michal Dunaj, Director Strategic Portfolio & EU Operations, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany

16:30 - Accelerating (Open) Innovation to meet holistic beauty consumer needs.

  • Beauty, megatrend and shift
  • Turning challenges into opportunities
  • Creating an agile RD to enable innovation Acceleration
  • Learning by doing, failure and success
  • Revamping research tools, innovation process and discovery teams

Dr. Alain Mavon, Senior Director of Science & Innovation, Oriflame Cosmetics AB, Sweden

17:10 - Panel Discussion

17:40 - Chairman's closing remarks and end of day one 19:00 - Business dinner


Day 2nd | Wednesday, 29 May 2019

08:30 -  Registration and Welcome Coffee 08:90 -  Opening Address from the Chairman


09:10 - New business Models, and Intrapreneurship at Orange.

  • Orange Open Innovation initiatives, and culture
  • Imagine with Orange, co-creating with the crowd of customers
  • Developing Innovation from within your organization, with Intrapreneurs’ Studio and internal startups
  • Designing New Business Models, leveraging key Orange assets
  • Incubating Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, and New Business Model Projects

Nicolas Bry, Orange Studio COO, Orange, France

09:50 - To Be Announced.

10:25 -  Morning coffee and networking break


11:00 - Implementing product experience thinking in the company.

  • Small intro Component Availability
  • Move from Europe centric to Customer centric approach
  • Logistic solutions implemented:
  • Direct shipments
  • Reversed logistics
  • Voice controlled inspection
  • Control tower

Harmen Lanser, Director Component Product Development & Logistics, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Netherlands

11:40 - To Be Announced.

12:40 -  Business lunch


12:05 - The Digital Industrial Transformation – from productivity to customer value.

  • Leveraging digitalization for new service and product offerings
  • Data science and physical domain expertise as drivers for asset performance management
  • Digital manufacturing and the advent of the “Additive Revolution”
  • Success factors for the digital transformation: the role of company culture

Dr. Carlos Jimenez Härtel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, GE Power AG, Germany

14:00 - Driving Digital Transformation in Industrial Drives Technologies.

  • Overview of industrial drives technologies, characteristics of the industry and typical applications
  • Beyond the product: add value and differentiate
  • Going digital: create connectivity and industrial apps
  • Main use-cases and customer value from digital functionalities
  • Internal transformation: going agile, integrating new competencies and functions such as data analytics etc

Joerg Hassmann, Head of Innovation and Portfolio Management, Digitalization, Siemens, Germany

14:40 - Afternoon coffee and networking break

15:10 - Evolution of AI & Machine Learning in Customer Experience - Beyond Interfaces.

The evolution of Machine learning is directly proportional to the customer believing in the non-existence of a machine in between. With deep learning and neural network implementation, the traditional ML models are becoming dated. Often when a new technology has its breakthrough; it’s impact is only felt in hindsight. But it’s different with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Let’s talk about how ML powered Chatbots add value to the customer experience. From demand generation to fulfilment, all behind a seamless customer experience.

Adi Chhabra, Senior Product Manager - Artificial Intelligence, Vodafone, United Kingdom

15:50 - To Be Announced.

Andrew Stevenson, Global Head of Evangelism and Director of Big Data & Analytics, Atos, United Kingdom

16:30 -  Panel Discussion 17:00 -  Chairman's closing remarks and end of summit



  • Innovative product management: approaches and techniques to bring the culture into the organisation.
  • Market opportunities and trends identification for successful competitiveness: remaining in the eyes of a customer.
  • Surviving strategies in a world of disruptive innovation: using agile and lean approaches for time reduction in market entry and decision selection.
  • Customer-centred innovation: storytelling role, creation of the product based on users' needs, behavioural science use to understand customer expectations and generate new ideas.
  • Continuous innovation for barriers overcome: new product ideas.Gig economy as an engine of product innovation: impact on product development.
  • Leveraging design thinking to boost innovation.Enhancing your PPM & continuous PLM: full view on product life cycle, roadmap & touchpoints.
  • Metrics for innovative product development: understanding the value and using metrics for product improvement and scale.
  • Design centricity: the value of design. Scaling up design. Creating a design-centric culture.
  • Customer oriented development: understanding the customer, detecting the customers' voice & motivation.
  • Ways to achieve the success in the product development launches.Implementing product experience thinking in the company to scale up user experience: understanding, model development, reasons to pay attention.
  • Consumer feedbacks and thinking in the product development: overcoming barriers and traps.
  • Digital transformation & product innovation: relationship, new trends, impact & future.
  • Virtual assistants & data analytics: using VA to enhance productivity of workforce.
  • Artificial Intelligence use and role in product development, design, innovation & PLM
  • Customer Journey Mapping & Big Data
  • Predictive & data analytics in product development: practical case & way of implementation.
  • Data visualisation and product storytelling: customer data, lifecycle planning and analytics in the middle of the effective strategy
  • Social media & intelligent listening for making effective and usable insights from data: approaches and tricks to make proper analysis from continuously changing social media.



  • Airlines/Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Materials
  • Chemicals &Petrochemicals
  • Computer hardware
  • Construction
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Cosmetics
  • Dairy
  • Défense & Space
  • Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverages
  • Food Production
  • Glass, Ceramics & Concrete
  • Industrial Automation
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Luxury Goods
  • Machinery
  • Management Consulting
  • Medical Devices
  • Measuring, Testing & Control
  • Mining & Metals
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil & Energy
  • Packaging and Containers
  • Printing
  • Paper & Forest Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Research
  • Semiconductors
  • Shipbuilding
  • Telecommunications
  • Textiles
  • Tobacco
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Wine and Spirits
  • Utilities


  • Agile Transformation
  • AI, ML, VR & IoT
  • Big Data
  • Business Planning
  • Commercial Alliances
  • Connectivity & Technology
  • Corporate Development
  • Creativity
  • Customer Centricity
  • Customer Experience
  • Customer Journey & Insights
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design & Development
  • Design Research
  • Design Strategy
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Business Models
  • Digital Transformation
  • Experience Design
  • Front-End Innovation
  • Human Centred Design
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Ideation
  • Innovation & IT
  • Innovation Acceleration
  • Innovation Management
  • Lean Development
  • M&A & Partnerships
  • Mobile Computing
  • New Platforms
  • Open Innovation
  • Operations
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance Measurement
  • Portfolio Management
  • Product & Collaborations
  • Product Creation
  • Product Engineering
  • Product Innovation
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Product Management, Launch, Strategy & Development
  • Program & Innovation
  • Project Controlling
  • Project Management
  • Prototyping
  • R&D
  • Research
  • Service Design
  • Social Media
  • Software Experiences
  • Solutions Architecture
  • Strategic Science & Technology
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • User Experience & Design
  • Visual Design
  • Visual Thinking

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