diconium talks 2021

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Barbara Skrodzki
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In September 2021, we traveled again straight to the digital future. The diconium talks united renowned experts who provided keynotes, talks and interviews on how you can become a digital champion or expand your pole position. We have recorded the complete event for you. 


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diconium talks 2021

One day, three topics

Digital Commerce
Digital commerce is not new – but it is changing drastically: cutting-edge technology, game changing innovations, and new customer expectations – all stirred up by a pandemic that leaves a new reality behind. The options are almost limitless – and all that input will empower you to conquer new terrain.

Digital Growth
Everyone is a master at collecting data these days. But then what? To analyze means to grow as data have become the soil for every flourishing business. Tailored strategies and profound know-how in connection with artificial intelligence and machine learning can turn your data into gold. 

Digital Ecosystem
Our world is based on ecosystems where everything flows together to grow and thrive. The same applies to your business. Let‘s talk about how to build and use a network of partners, technologies, and platforms to expand and scale.


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CEO, bloXmove

Sophia Rödiger is founder and CEO of bloXmove, the decentralized Mobility Blockchain Platform. She is a business psychologist, author and has been shaping innovation, transformation and marketing initiatives in the digital mobility environment for over seven years. Most recently, she led the global startup hub as well as global transformation at Daimler Mobility.

As a design thinking and yoga trainer, she combines the theory and practice of effective creativity methods and potential development. With her focus on "Mindfulness at Work" and "networked collaboration", she increases the presence and effectiveness of managers and accompanies a sustainable approach to digitalization. Here she already founded her first company two years ago - MountainMinds GmbH.

Read our interview mit Sophia >


Managing Director, Bosque

Deborah Choi is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, and is currently a Managing Director and Chief Brand Officer of Bosque. She is a graduate of The University of Chicago, a BusinessWeek 25 under 25 for her first venture, and a recipient of Google’s first Black Founders Fund for Europe. She is based in Berlin.

Bosque is Germany's leading tech-enabled, direct-to-consumer plant brand, with a holistic approach to selling sustainably grown houseplants and turning customers into plant experts with human-assisted technology. In her keynotwe, Deborah will talk about how Bosque has scaled conversational commerce into industry leading cohorts, with pre- and post-purchase strategies to extend customer lifetime values, increase baskets and monetize after-sales services.

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Robert Henrich has been member of MOIA’s management board since January 2017, initially as COO and since September 2019 as CEO.

After holding leading positions and as Senior Manager Business Innovation at Daimler, Henrich became CEO of car2go and built up one of the world's leading car sharing services for the Group in Europe and North America between 2010 and 2012. In 2013, Henrich established moovel, Daimler’s mobility platform, and as CEO he led the corporate, business and product development in the field of urban mobility. There he was responsible for the introduction of apps, ticketing and M&A transactions for start-ups. Robert Henrich lives in Hamburg.

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Gunnar Froh

Founder & CEO, Wunder Mobility

Gunnar Froh is the founder and CEO of Wunder Mobility, the market leader in new mobility technology. Founded in 2014, the company develops a technology platform that enables companies, cities and startups to launch and scale new mobility services.

In addition to his role as CEO of Wunder Mobility, Gunnar Froh is active as an angel investor in the field of mobility and sustainability. He is a member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the United Nations Population Fund and host of the Wunder Mobility Podcast.


Founder, Inclusive Tech

Mina Saidze is the Award-Winning Founder of Inclusive Tech, Data Evangelist and Diversity Advocate. Furthermore, she advises the Executive Board of Axel Springer and is a Spiegel Fellowship Mentor on AI Ethics.

The economist was appointed as the first Data Evangelist at Axel Springer's portfolio company idealo and previously worked in the field of Data Analytics for DIE WELT, FUNKE Mediengruppe and the tech start-up crealytics. She has also been recognised by the Bertelsmann Foundation as an Algorithm Expert in the German-speaking world. 

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Founder, New World Same Humans

David Mattin is the founder of New World Same Humans, a weekly newsletter on trends, technology, and our shared future that reaches 18,000 subscribers across business, government, and academia. He sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Consumption, which brings leading experts together to imagine new futures for consumerism, and speaks often at conferences and in boardrooms around the world. 


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Co-Founder, AVE + EDAM

Franziska Leonhardt is the co-founder of AVE & YOU, a beauty-tech company launched in 2018 together with dermatologists and customers and the first in Europe to personalize skincare online by using technology and data. Franziska is also a co-founder of DGE Digitized German Engineering (Technology Provider).

She is a high profile entrepreneur, lawyer & blockchain enthusiast, based in Berlin, formerly working as COO, MD and advisor for corporates & private equity funds. Franziska is passionate about entrepreneurship, startups, venture capital and private equity. She ist an active player in the Berlin startup ecosystem as Angel and strategic adviser/board member for several companies.

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Co-Founder, Nexxworks

Steven Van Belleghem, Co-Founder of Nexxworks, is a global thought leader in the field of Customer Experience. His passion is spreading ideas about the future of customer experience.

Steven believes in the combination of common sense, new technologies, an empathic human touch, playing the long-term game and taking your social responsibility to win the hearts and business of customers over and over again.

Steven is the author of multiple international bestselling books including ‘The Conversation Manager’, ‘When Digital Becomes Human’, ‘Customers the Day after Tomorrow’, ‘The Offer You Can’t Refuse’ and a technology thriller called Eternal.

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Co-Founder & COO, CLIPr / NASA Datanaut

Cindy Chin is the COO of and Co-Founder of CLIPr, a video analysis and management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning. As CEO of CLC Advisors, LLC, Cindy is an advisor and board member to founding startup teams, a subject matter expert in frontier technologies, opportunity scout for VC and LP partners, a global strategic thought leader, and a sought-after speaker. She is also a NASA Datanaut, an open data innovation program to promote data science, coding, and gender diversity that operates within the Office of the CIO at NASA Headquarters. 

In 2018, Cindy was named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs in 2018” along with leaders including SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, General Motor’s CEO Mary Barra, celebrity chef and founder of World Central Kitchen.

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Matthias Juhnke

Strategy Director, Strichpunkt

Matthias Juhnke was born in Wolfsburg, grew up in Toronto/Canada and currently lives in Berlin. As an intercultural and interdisciplinary strategist he has diverse brand and industry experience ranging from automotive, finance, technology & media, healthcare & cosmetics, food & beverage to sports & entertainment.

During the last 15 years he has had different strategic roles in agencies, startups and freelancing – in communication, advertising, event development, brand strategy, brand experience and open innovation consulting. He joined the Strichpunkt team in November 2019.

„To me, the future is where everything past and present re-combines and re-aligns in exciting and unexpected new ways."

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Head of eCommerce and Sales Innovations, BVG

Jekaterina Cechini has more than 15 years of experience in the area of digitalization.

Currently, as Head of eCommerce & Sales Innovations, she is responsible for the digital sales of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). She and her team focus on making access to public transportation as easy and convenient as possible by providing usable Apps and services. One of her responsibilities is to drive innovation on customer-facing products to further enhance the Customer Experience.

Before working at the BVG, she spent 7 years at ImmobilienScout24 in various leadership positions: UX Research, Strategy and Product Management.


CEO & Founder, Disrupt Design

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As an award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, social scientist and entrepreneur, Leyla developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete.

Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social and environmental change through creative interventions. Leyla is the founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, Disrupt Design, and the CO Project Farm in Portugal.

Artjem Weissbeck

Co-Founder & CPO, elbwalker

Ayla Jürgensen is the Co-Founder & CPO of the Hamburg-based Tech-Startup elbwalker. The SaaS solution supports companies of all sizes and industries to collect, standardize and activate high-quality behavioural data from their own websites and apps.

During her e-commerce studies Ayla has been working in Online Marketing and Marketing Intelligence for over 5 years at several Startups like About You, Vite EnVogue / Buddy & Selly and HAUSGOLD. Together with the elbwalker team she is on a mission to democratize digital analytics and to enable growth by simplifying data.

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Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Charles

Artjem Weissbeck is an entrepreneur and angel investor building companies that seek to drive the future of consumer goods and consumer technologies. He is the co-founder and co-CEO of Charles, the first conversational commerce-as-a-service software for retailers and consumer brands. The company enables brands to offer their products via WhatsApp and other chat apps to increase customer access, repurchase rates and ultimately sales. In 2014, Artjem was also involved in the founding of Kapten & Son, a global accessories brand in the lifestyle segment. 

Artjem was named among the "30 under 30" in the Retail and E-commerce category in Europe by Forbes in 2018. 

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Practical Visionary & Co-Founder, ChinaBriefs.io 

Björn Ognibeni's professional background includes 15+ years as a trusted digital advisor for numerous consulting companies, agencies, and brands. His work focuses on what the digitization of our world means for the relationship between companies and their customers and how this influences the design of products and business models.

In 2012 Björn co-founded Buzzrank - a SaaS startup that provided innovative Social Media Analytics and Content Curation tools. His latest project ChinaBriefs.io, which he founded in May 2019 - aims to help Western executives understand the current developments in Digital China and what to learn from them.

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Gründerin & CEO, Zync 

RJ is the founder and CEO of Zync, a software and intelligent data platform that enables next level in-vehicle passenger experiences, such as video streaming, gaming and real-time content.

Prior to launching Zync in 2019, the engineer and passionate motorsport enthusiast founded, led, and scaled multiple high-growth technology companies in the US. As accomplished data scientist, RJ holds several patents in AI and sensor fusion. The analytics company she cofounded in 2008, Medialets, was one of the first mobile app analytics companies globally. It was later sold to WPP, the world's largest advertising conglomerate.

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Co-Founder, Konnektiv Kollektiv

diconium talks host Geraldine De Bastion is a political scientist with an intercultural background and experience working with activists, governments, startups and NGOs across the world. Her work focuses on digital transformation and international cooperation, innovation, and human rights. Geraldine co-founded Konnektiv in 2013, advising various organisations on digital transformation.

Geraldine is also the founder of the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), a network of grassroots innovators, social entrepreneurs, founders, and managers of makerspaces, hackerspaces, and innovation hubs. In 2018 she authored and moderated the Arte documentary “Digital Africa” which captures many of the innovators active in the GIG network.

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Musician, futurist and robotics engineer

Moritz Simon Geist wants to invent the future of electronic music – with robots! His projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations.

His robotic instruments and performances have been shown in numerous European festivals and exhibitions throughout the last years and was awarded numerours internation awards. From 2015-2020 Moritz taugth on the progression of technology and society at the NYU Berlin, Clives Davis Institute.

Moritz is both as a classical musician and a robotics engineer, with an expertise in prototyping technologies and 3D-Printing. He lives and works i Dresden, Germany where is Workshop-Studio is located.

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Musician and Initiator 

Musician and initiator Diana Ezerex (pronounced diana éserex) from Karlsruhe is a doer par excellence. She combines her creative and socio-educational skills to create a better tomorrow. “I am convinced that we can create a fairer society if we reflect more on ourselves and question our behaviour.”

Diana studied media, social and business education in Magdeburg, Great Britain and Brazil. In 2016, she played her first solo tour. Her debut album “My Past’s Gravity” followed in 2021. Together with numerous creative people from all over Europe, theatre pieces, videos, a remix album, a book, a short film and a benefit exhibition and more are being created, which highlight social grievances on various levels through different media.


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