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Event Date Mon Nov 1 UTC - Fri Nov 5 UTC (8 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Nov 1 4:00am - Fri Nov 5 1:00pm
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“Understanding the crisis as an opportunity” - a sentence that one could often hear in the year one of the corona pandemic, which was behind us. A chance to finally advance the much-touted digitization?

More employees than ever are working from home, people meet via video conference, meetings only take place virtually. Municipalities strive to offer their citizens all possible applications online. Shopping trips take place on the home computer or smartphone, and schools teach almost exclusively digitally.

A study by the digital association Bitkom confirmed in November 2020 "The corona pandemic is a digitization driver for the German economy". It is no longer just traditional IT companies that feel addressed when it comes to digitization, but also in more traditionally oriented companies from a wide variety of industries, changed business models are emerging: whether it is the digital bank account or car sharing, the foreign language app, music or film streaming services . Industry uses 3D printers, and entire production facilities are intelligently networked with one another.
With the european digital week (edw) , the Maleki Corporate Group - together with various partners - has established a European conference week in which the latest topics in digitization from business, politics, science and society are discussed and innovative projects are presented over five days.


2021 Speakers


Chris Boos
Founder & CEO, Arago, Frankfurt am Main; Member of the digital council of the federal government

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bott
Professor Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern

Dr. Stephan Bredt
General Director Economic Regulation , Financial Services, Stock Exchanges, Hessian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Transport and Housing, Wiesbaden

Georg Fahrenschon
Partner, WTS Group AG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Munich; Former Minister of State

Prof. Dr. Martin Hellmich
Partner, Managing Director Deloitte Audit Analytics GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Peter Hoffner
Board Member, PPI AG, Frankurt am Main

Levin Holle
Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin

Ivo Ivanov
Chief Strategic & Corporate Development Officer, DE-CIX, Frankfurt am Main

Željko Kaurin
Member of the Management Board, ING-DiBa AG, Frankfurt am Main

Arnulf Keese
Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), Berlin

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König
Managing Director, House of Finance, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Edeltraud Leibrock
Managing Partner and Group Vice President Financial Services, Publicis Sapient, Frankfurt am Main

Alexander Lichtenberg
Board Member for Infrastructure and Fund Services, Union Investment, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Jochen Möller
CEO, Finanz Information Technologie Service GmbH & Co., KG, Offenbach am Main

Sinanudin Omerhodzic
CIDO, ALDI North Purchasing SE & Co.oHG, Essen

Claudia Plattner
Director General, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Andreas Przewloka
Chief Operating Officer, UBS Europe SE, Frankfurt am Main

Christian Rhino
Member of the Management Board, Helaba, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Markus Richter
State Secretary and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology, BMI, Berlin

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer
CEO, TechQuartier, Frankfurt am Main

Dominik Schmidt-Kiefer
Executive Vice President, Commerzbank, Frankfurt am Main

Oliver Schwebel
Managing Director, Frankfurt Economic Development Corporation, Frankfurt am Main

Frank Sieren
journalist & author, Beijing

Konrad Sippel
Head of Big Data & Automation, Deutsche Börse, Eschborn

Dr. Christian Thun
CEO, European Data Warehouse GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Hans-Jürgen Walter
Global Leader Sustainable Finance, Deloitte, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Joachim Wuermeling
Member of the Board of Management, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main


Patrick Brinker
Head of Client Solutions , Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG, Frankfurt am Main

Debjit Chaudhuri
Blockchain Investor

Stephan Heinen
Partner, Head of Site and Project Development, contagi DIGITAL IMPACT GROUP, Cologne

Timm Jäger
Managing Director, EintrachtTech GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Markus Kuhnert
Managing Director / Founder , 1io BRANDGUARDIAN GmbH, Kempten

Dr. Jörg Kukies
State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin

Volker Ludwig
Managing Director, Intexion Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Robert Michels
Frankfurt Managing Partner, Dentons, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus
Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development, Hessian State Chancellery, Wiesbaden

Harald A. Summa General
Manager, eco - Association of the Internet Industry eV, Cologne

Frank Zachmann
CEO, Digital Hub FrankfurtRheinMain eV


Thomas Eichhorn
Managing Director, State Office for Geoinformation and Surveying , Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Henrike Etzelmüller
Industry Advisor Sustainable Cities & Regions, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Munich

Dr. Barbara Hausmann
Expert Sales Smart City Unit, Deutsche Telekom IoT GmbH, Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Moreen Heine
Professorship for Electronic Government and Open Data Ecosystems, University of Lübeck, Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS); Member of the Board of Directors, National E-Government Competence Center, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Hermann Hill
German University for Administrative Sciences Speyer

Stephan Käfer
Group Representative Hesse & Thuringia, Telekom Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Wolfgang Kehrer
Coordinator Smart Energy Innovation Cluster, Thüga AG, Munich

Anika Krellmann Consultant
Program Area Organization and Information Management, KGSt communal community center for administrative management, Cologne

Ulrich Künkel
Director, ekom21-KGRZ Hessen (corporation under public law); Managing Director, ekom21, Darmstadt

Tobias Männel
Head of Data-Driven and Urban Business Models, Mainova AG, Frankfurt am Main

Sabine Möwes
Head of the Digitization Unit , City of Cologne

Eileen O'Sullivan
Head of Digitization, Citizens: Inside Services and Participation, City of Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Thomas Otto
Group Leader Cooperative Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, Dresden

Christian Rauch
Head of the “Digital City” department, Federal Institute for Building, Urban and Spatial Research, Bonn

Dimitri Ravin
Initiator and Editor, Urban Digital, Dortmund

Kirsten Rowedder
Head of Department for Institutions of Digitization and Smart Region, Hessian State Chancellery, Hessian Minister for Digitization and Development, Wiesbaden

Michael Rüffer
Managing Director, Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main mbH

Ralf Sagroll
Head of Digitization, City of Frankfurt am Main

Gerald Sawarat
Head of the Berlin office of Fraunhofer IESE, author of “Smartes Land” and founder of Co: Lab Thinking Laboratory & Collaboration Platform for Society & Digitization eV

Jochen Schmitz
Head of Innovation Management, FES Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Petra Wolf
Member of the Management, digital @ M GmbH, Munich


Dr. Mathias Bauer
Owner, minway GmbH, Saarbrücken

Michael Berns
Director, AI & FinTech, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

Patrick Bieg
Co-Founder, MedkitDoc, Hamburg

Alfred Ermer
Board Member, AI Frankfurt Rhein-Main eV, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Arne Flemming
Senior Vice President Corporate Supply Chain and Global Logistics Services, Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe

Dr. Gerd Große
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Non-Profit Society for the Promotion of Research Transfers eV, (GFFT), Bad Vilbel

Dr. Julia Hoxha
founder, Zana Technologies GmbH

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König
Managing Director, House of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger
CEO & Scientific Director, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH, Saarbrücken

Samira Maleki
Head of AI, MALEKI CORPORATE GROUP, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Mark Müser
Group Vice President Global Production & Logistics (3PL), MANN + HUMMEL, Ludwigsburg

Dietmar Müller
Head of Supply Chain Management, Heraeus Noblelight GmbH, Hanau

Susanne Obermeier
CEO, Catena GmbH, Grassau

Prof. Freimuth Schliess
Director Science & Innovation, Profile Institute for Metabolism Research GmbH, Neuss

Dr. Tobias Silberzahn
Partner at McKinsey & Company and host of the global Health Tech Network with> 900 digital health companies, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Josef Wieland
Director Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin | LEIZ, Chair for Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Stadt Franfurt am Main
• Deloitte
• Clabb
• WeWork

• Publicis Sapient


• Contagi
• Wirtschafts Forderung Frankfurt

• Fair Economics
• Transforming Cities
• Urban Digital