The German FAZ newspaper calls him “one of the leading experts for innovation”, the Harvard Business manager describes him as the
“Top management consultant for innovation culture and disruptive innovation.”
09.06.2022: Wüest Partner AG
Since 1985, the Wüest Partner Group has been one of the leading and most innovative consultancies in all aspects of commercial real estate value creation. The company is actively addressing the question of how digitalization, artificial intelligence and the increasing networking of buildings can increase revenue along the entire value chain. In a top management and partner forum organized by the management consultancy Horváth & Partner, the trends of the coming years were analyzed in order to create the basis for innovative business models. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave the opening keynote with his presentation “Reset.
01.06.2022: Entrepreneurs Association of Southern Hesse
Time to Reset? This was the motto of Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer’s lecture at the general meeting of the Entrepreneurs’ Association of Southern Hesse, the Entrepreneurs’ Associations of Southern Hesse and Hessenmetall Darmstadt and Southern Hesse. Almost 100 listeners learned from Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer which trends entrepreneurs will have to pay attention to in the coming years and how the economy will change.
“A lecture that conveyed information in an entertaining way, just as we look for on committee days with numerous formalities before the lecture part.”
Fabienne Bardonner, Press Officer
13.05.2022: REMONDIS / Bad Driburg
Most people know REMONDIS as a company that carries out waste disposal for local authorities. REMONDIS bins often dominate the street scene. What few people know: The company invests heavily in innovations, for example artificial intelligence to detect street pollution or the development of residual waste stations for small quantities of waste oil and chemicals. At the company’s executive event, management discussed innovation strategies for the coming months and years. Dr Jens-Uwe Meyer gave his presentation at the event on “Reset: How markets and companies will change after Corona. And how companies can reinvent themselves again and again.
12.05.2022: GBTEC / Process Days, Bochum
GBTEC is one of the leading software providers for process management. The Process Days, the central event on the topic of process management in the company, took place online this year. From a studio set up at the company headquarters in Bochum, Dr Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a presentation on the third stage of digital transformation. What has changed through Corona? Which digital trends will determine the next few years?
“Very well-founded, pointed and to the point. An enrichment for our event.”
Gregor Greinke, CEO
10.05.2022: DFL / Düsseldorf
The managements of the top European football leagues met at an event on the future of the European football leagues. The event was organised by the German Football League. The topic was the changes that will take place in the next few years due to digitalisation but also due to changes in consumer behaviour. At the event, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer presented how the three most important trends of the coming years are changing to mega change.
“A very inspiring lecture with many examples from practice.”
Nick Stefes, German Football League
03.-05.05.2022: Kellner & Kunz AG / Wels (Austria)
With more than 1,350 employees at seven locations in Austria, Kellner & Kunz AG is one of the most successful suppliers of so-called “C-parts” fasteners and small parts used in industry. To mark the company’s anniversary, Dr Jens-Uwe Meyer gave keynotes at three events on the most important trends of the coming years and the need to keep reinventing companies and strategies.
“A great talk that inspired both our international management teams and our clients.”
Walter Bostelmann, CEO
02.05.2022: Allianz ONE Business Solution GmbH / Munich
Allianz ONE is the internal service provider of Allianz AG. From internal accounting to information security management, Allianz ONE offers internal services that support the various specialist areas of Allianz. At the first face-to-face event after two years, Dr Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a presentation on the challenges of the coming years and the need to keep hitting the reset button.
“A great lecture that fits very well with us. As Allianz ONE, we deal intensively with innovations for the Group.”
Jens Herbig (Managing Director Allianz ONE)
18.03.2022: Creditreform / Association Schloss Schönfeld Kassel
The Schloss Schönfeld Association is an association of entrepreneurs who have set themselves the goal of maintaining Schloss Schönfeld in Kassel as a center of economic and social life. Creditreform acts as organizer. In the first face-to-face event since fall 2021, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer presented his new book: reset! How companies and organizations reinvent themselves.
03.03.2022: Alternus Executive Session
The consulting firm Alternus specializes in the development of future strategies for financial institutions, IT and insurance companies. In an online event, board members discussed what challenges they will face in the coming years. Through Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer’s keynote, they learned which drivers will influence the even faster pace of change in the coming years. And how they manage to set the course for the coming years by resetting.
22.02.2022: Online Keynote HAWE Hydraulik
How will the markets of the future develop according to Corona? What challenges will companies face worldwide? How can strategies be regularly put to the test through a reset? And how do companies manage to reinvent themselves on a regular basis? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer delivered his new keynote twice online worldwide: for European and Asian audiences as well as for audiences in the North and South American regions.
23.09.2021: Meeting of boards of directors of cooperative financial institutions in Morschen / Hesse.
After Corona, the next stage of the digital revolution is about to begin! What is in store for financial institutions and the industry now? How will customer needs, business models and markets change after the pandemic? What role will the increasing importance of sustainable innovation play in the coming years?
At the network meeting for Volksbank board members, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer convinced the audience with a clear message: digital transformation has grown up. Corona has massively accelerated digitalization. In years after the pandemic, it is important for companies to become digital winners!
21.09.2021: Schunk Group Innovation Contest Heuchelheim
The Schunk Group is a company based in Heuchelheim an der Lahn. The main fields of activity are materials technology and mechanical engineering. The Schunk Group is represented in 29 countries with more than 60 operating companies. The Innovation Contest is an internal event where the 10 main companies compete with their latest innovations to win the Schunk Innovation Award.
The keynote speech by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer on the topic of innovation took place in front of 20 participants from top management in Heuchelheim. It was broadcasted worldwide to managing directors and representatives of the worldwide subsidiaries (approx. 100).
22.07.2021: Online speech Siemens Software Development
Software Development at Siemens AG is one of the global pioneers of Industrie 4.0, and the solutions its development teams are programming are changing the way goods are produced. At the global online conference on the future of Industrie 4.0, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave the closing keynote in English.
15.07.2021: Leipziger Wasserwerke management conference
The management conference of Leipziger Wasserwerke took place virtually in July 2021. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer delivered his keynote address from a television studio set up for this purpose. This was followed by a discussion with the company’s board members.
24.06.2021: Sonepar Campus
Sonepar is more than just an electrical wholesaler. As a market leader, the company is a reliable contact for customers from the electrical trade, retail and industry. It convinces with individual services that go far beyond the classic wholesale business. The Sonepar Campus is a virtual in-house exhibition with congress offers. Within the framework of
“You played a big part in our success today with the first Sonepar Campus. Your keynote was outstanding and we loved it. Initial feedback has also been extremely good.”
Lars Maschmeyer, Central Marketing Sonepar
23.06.2021: Teambank Online Speech
Online keynote for the specialist banking department at Teambank. Topic: The future of digital sales in finance. What role will institutions play in the future? How can they become the winners of digitalization?
10.06.2021: Regions Cooperative Association: Online Speech
The financial industry is in the midst of a structural change. Digitalization is bringing new competitors, business models need to be rethought and changed. How can this succeed? How can regional financial institutions become digital winners? In his online keynote at the Corporate Customer Practice Day, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer highlighted the opportunities for business customer service.
“A fantastic keynote, we received a lot of positive feedback.”
Patrick Schönau, Strategic Marketing
09.06.2021: HILTI Kaufbeuren
At the sixth Hilti Expert Forum 2021 in Kaufering, which this year was entitled “BIM the Pubescent”, impressive practical examples were used to illustrate the influence Building Information Modeling (BIM) has on construction projects and how this has changed and will continue to change the approach as well as the cooperation of those involved. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a keynote speech on the impact of digitalization on the industry.
Excerpt from HILTI Germany’s press release:
A refreshing introduction to the topic of digitalization was provided by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer’s keynote, who used a wide range of examples to show how digital disruption has changed our lives and will continue to do so. Dr. Uwe Meyer is certain: “Technology is changing us and BIM is changing the construction industry. This also means that in the future we will take things for granted that we don’t consider necessary today.” And concluded his key note with “Now is not the time to talk about digitalization. Now is the time to do digitization.”
31.05.2021: Online keynote Teambank
TeamBank is the credit specialist of the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken Cooperative Financial Network. Around 850 employees work at the corporate headquarters in Nuremberg. In addition, around 250 employees are on the road in sales throughout Germany and Austria. The online speech “The Power of Vision” by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer showed how great visions change companies and accelerate the transformation process.
19.05.2021: Online speech Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb develops and distributes highly specialized pharmaceuticals. The 2021 sales conference was streamed live from a TV studio in Munich. In his keynote, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer addressed the changed working paradigms that have resulted from Corona and took a look into the future of work.
03.05.2021: Online speech Søstrene Grene Germany
Søstrene Grene is a retail chain originating from Denmark with a unique creative concept: the stores of Søstrene Grene are designed like labyrinths and classical music is played in the background in all stores. The stores sell Scandinavian design, home accessories, kitchen accessories, gift items, stationery and small furniture, among other things. The company has stores in 16 different markets and has more than 25 locations in Germany. Employees from the entire German sites watched the online keynote followed by a discussion session and participated by asking questions.
“What an absolutely outstanding presentation you did today for our Global Best Managed community. I thought the points you were making were exactly what this audience needed to hear. Well done, well researched, excellent presentation style and right on point!”
Peter E. Brown, CPA, CA, Global Leader, Best Managed Companies Program
29.04.2021: DIGITEX Home
The textile industry has – due to the Corona crisis – developed numerous innovative sales concepts in recent months. For example, sales shows via YouTube and virtual trade fair stands. The online trade fair DIGITEX Home presented these new concepts and innovative approaches to home and household textiles. In his keynote, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer showed how companies in the industry can now become digital winners.
“Really extremely interesting, exciting and entertaining.”
Gerrit Meinke, organizer DIGITEX
27.04.2021: Prospitalia – digital annual congress
More than 600 participants followed the digital annual congress of Prospitalia, Germany’s leading purchasing service provider in the healthcare sector. In his keynote, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer showed how Corona is boosting the healthcare industry’s digital modernization and thus becoming a driver of digital transformation.
14.04.2021: Global Online Keynote Deloitte Best Managed Companies
With the Best Managed Companies award, the global consulting firm Deloitte honors medium-sized companies worldwide that demonstrate their excellence and future capability in a special way. As part of the program, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer delivered a keynote speech that was broadcasted to 36 countries. Almost 500 listeners worldwide tuned in to the online keynote in English language.
“What an absolutely outstanding presentation you did today for our Global Best Managed community. I thought the points you were making were exactly what this audience needed to hear. Well done, well researched, excellent presentation style and right on point!”
Peter E. Brown, CPA, CA, Global Leader, Best Managed Companies Program
13.04.2021: Online Keyenote tegut
tegut is a food retailing company headquartered in Fulda, Germany. The company has 283 stores and more than 8,000 employees in six German states. The online conference in April 2021 focused on the topic of digitization in the industry. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer delivered a keynote from his virtual studio in Leipzig, explaining how the Corona crisis is dramatically accelerating digitization – including in food retail.
“Dr. Meyer knows how to inspire and carry people along with his keynote. One wants to listen to him even more and is sad when the lecture is ‘already’ over. He was the perfect mind-opener for our event and we received only very positive feedback on his presentation from the participants. We would book him again anytime and are highly satisfied, our expectations were more than exceeded!”
Lena Vorndran, Event Organizer tegut
15.03.2021: Online Keynote PROFIBUS
PROFIBUS is an international user group that promotes the standardization of system interfaces in the industrial sector. On March 15, an online conference was held for the members under the title DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – QUO VADIS. The online presentation by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer conveyed to the audience* how Corona is accelerating the next stage of digitalization. The need to develop new use cases based on existing digital technologies has never been more evident than during the crisis.
05.03.2021: Online Keynote Goldbach Group
“Playing out your message at the right time, in the right place and in the right context to the right person – that’s our passion.” With this motto, the Swiss Goldback Group helps advertisers reach their customers at every touchpoint with the help of data-driven solutions for cross-channel advertising playout in TV, digital-out-of-home, online, print, radio and mobile. The annual strategy conference was held online in March 2021. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer opened the conference with an online keynote on the opportunities arising from the Corona crisis. His message: Digital transformation has received a boost – now it’s time to seize this opportunity.
24.02.2021: Online speech at the futureSAX Innovation Forum
The futureSAX Innovation Forum is an event for small and medium-sized enterprises. At its core is the question of how these companies can increase their innovative capacity and establish innovation management. In the lecture, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer showed the success factors that positively influence the innovative power of SMEs.
23.02.2021: Online keynote HAWE Hydraulik
HAWE Hydraulik develops and produces hydraulic components and systems for machine and plant engineering. More than 2,500 people work on innovative solutions for customers in the energy, infrastructure, efficient production and food/nature markets. HAWE Hydraulik’s online conference was broadcasted worldwide and took place twice: In the morning for Asia and Europe, in the afternoon for the North and South American region. Several hundred customers, employees and sales partners joined in. The sales conference was held online for the first time due to the Corona pandemic and was a great success: the company reached several times more listeners with the online format than with analog conferences. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer delivered the opening keynote at both events – in the morning and in the afternoon.
21.01.2021: Online presentation Weita AG: Corona as an opportunity for digitalization
Weita AG’s products are currently in high demand: cleaning tissues, disposable gloves, medical masks and antiseptics. The Swiss company’s annual international kick-off was held virtually in January 2021 due to the pandemic. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer held his online keynote from his webcast studio in Leipzig. Employees of the company were tuned in from the worldwide locations.
20.01.2021: Online Keynote GEALAN: The Future of Digital Sales
Digitalization is changing sales structures and strategies. And it is doing so even when the actual product remains the same. After all, the traditional kitchen or living room window will not be replaced by an app. It will remain physical. But in the connected home of the future, the distribution model will change radically: Away from advice on products, towards digital advisory services on solutions. At the Digital International Future Forum of GEALAN, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of vinyl profiles for windows and doors, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave the opening keynote. The audience included nearly 1,000 participants from 13 countries.
04.01.2021: Online keynote PE innovation lab
Digitalization is changing the mission of HR development in companies. More and more, HR development is becoming a digital enabler for the transformation process. What does this mean in practice? What competencies will HR development need in the future? Online speech for HR managers in the PE innovation lab, a think tank for HR development.
16.12.2020: Online Speech Strategy Conference EEW
EEW is Germany’s largest operator of thermal waste utilization plants. In an online workshop, executives worked out the strategy for the coming years. This internal management event started with an online keynote speech on the opportunities and developments of digitalization by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer.
“An online keynote that wowed us! Out of a professional studio, with visual effects, very entertaining, inspiring and fun. Thank you very much!”
Thomas Obermeier, Head of Business Development EEW
18.11.2020: Online keynote M-net Munich
M-Net held its annual customer, partner and employee event online in November 2020. Dr Jens-Uwe Meyer gave his keynote from a studio in Balanstraße in Munich. The topic: Recognising and seizing the opportunities of the crisis. How Corona is driving digital transformation.
“We have only received positive feedback, from the participants/customers, the M-net management level and also from the agency, sound engineers, etc. I would recommend you 100% and will of course come back to you when we have a relevant topic again.”
09.09.2020: Executive conference of the Bernau municipal utility company
The year 2020 was a turbulent one: the shutdown radically changed internal processes and working procedures. What can companies gain from this? What opportunities does this experience offer for the future? Keynote speech and discussion at the management conference of Stadtwerke Bernau, a regional energy supplier in the Berlin area.
27.02.2020: City administration of the state capital Dresden
Cities and municipalities in Germany will face significant changes in the coming years: Digital citizen service, e-files, new forms of collaboration, and new security requirements concerning digitalization. The Saxony state capital Dresden prepared its administrative staff for the changes of the coming years by holding a half-day event. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer delivered the opening keynote and moderated the event.
“At our digital morning, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer inspired more than 500 employees of the city administration for the topic of digitalization, which is not easy to convey. It’s incredible how digitalization, city administration, penguins, and prehistoric men merge into a consistent whole in the presentation. Thank you very much, a great speech and excellent facilitation of our event!”
Prof. Dr. Michael Breidung, Head of Operations, IT Services of the State Capital Dresden
03.02.2020: Hamburg, Electrical Community Hamburg
The digital transformation will change the craft in the coming years: Previously complex processes can be made more efficient through digitalization, and technologies such as the 5G network will enable entirely new use cases. Cranes, for example, will be able to be precisely controlled from long distances via the 5G network. The digital twin of buildings will contain information that previously had to be obtained at considerable efforts. And new business models for the building industry based on data will emerge. How exactly can companies in the electrical industry become digital winners? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a speech on this topic to around 350 members of the Hamburg electrical industry community.
“The digital transformation is one of the biggest challenges that the craft trade sector will have to face in the coming years. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer communicated this to our members very forcefully. In my conversations I have only heard very positive feedback!”
Michael Minulla, Managing Director Electrical Community Hamburg
30.01.2020: Sauter AG, Basel
What will be the role of buildings in the future? How will digital technologies change the way we work within these buildings? How will the intelligent building look like in the future? Speech by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer at a top management conference of the Swiss SAUTER AG, one of the most innovative manufacturers of advanced technologies for building automation.
24.01.2020: City of Neuss
Public administration is turning the digital transformation into one of its most important activities from 2020. The reason for this is the Online Access Act, which obliges the federal and state governments to offer their administrative services electronically via administrative portals by 2022 at the latest. It is the task of public authority managers to take employees along with them in the process of change. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer’s speech was held at an executive conference of the city of Neuss.
“After an efficient telephone conference on the expected contents, the presentation totally met the expectations. Dr. Meyer succeeded in clearly and entertainingly communicating the challenges and opportunities that digitalization brings with it to the audience“.
Sandra Engwicht, City of Neuss/administrative digitisation
16.01.2020: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig
The HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is one of the leading founding universities in the world. The Euro MBA, which is organized in cooperation with the Dutch University of Maastricht, prepares international MBA students for the leadership and management concepts of the future. The students have many years of professional and management experience. In a one-day lecture on “Digital Entrepreneurship and Leadership”, the participants learned from Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer about the special characteristics of digital entrepreneurship, the obstacles that have to be overcome and how digital entrepreneurship can be implemented in traditional companies.
“Learning by example with motivating and exciting lectures by dean Stephan Stubner and Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer on startups, financing new ideas and being passionate about what you do!”
Joris Totté, Advisor economic affairs / Ministry of Foreign Affairs Belgium
(participant feedback via LinkedIn)
15.01.2020: Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH, Düsseldorf
The energy sector is changing. Traditional energy suppliers will undergo a drastic change process in the coming years. How can this change be managed? Which competencies will managers need in the coming years? Keynote speech at an international top management conference of Uniper Kraftwerke.
“Thank you for joining us and give the right stimulus to lead the change our industry has ahead!”
Pedro Lopez Estebaranz, Chief Operating Officer – Asset Operations Uniper
30.11.2019: TEDx Conference Nicosia / Zypern
Many companies think that innovation and digitalization automatically have to be expensive. In his presentation at the TEDx conference in Nicosia, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer summed up this mistake in thinking by delivering a provocative keynote: “Why money kills creativity.
His thesis: Excessively large budgets can crush creativity. Instead of asking exciting new questions, budgets are managed. And instead of experimenting, the fear of failure of the project dominates. The art of innovation is to make a lot out of little: “One of the greatest entrepreneurial qualities is to turn scrap into sweets. Crap into candy. But how can you learn this if you have a big budget right at the beginning?”
In his inspiring speech, entrepreneurs and managers learn why innovation does not require large budgets. And why low-budget ideas often beat innovations that have been generated with high financial investment.
“Thanks so much for your outstanding talk at the TEDx Conference. It was thrilling and highly entertaining listening to the story of your life and to see how you connect it to the challenges organizations face today.”
Lydia Zannettou, TEDx Conference Manager
The Open Text Web Solutions Usergroup (OWUG) is an information forum independent of RedDot Solutions AG regarding the RedDot application software. End users and partners have come together to quickly expand their respective know-how through an intensive exchange of experience. In many cases this has led to a more efficient use of the Web Content Management System in individual use cases, individual solutions have been spread more quickly and overall the daily work has been made easier for many people.
The keynote speech by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave an insight into the future success factors of digital marketing. It showed the principles of change to which websites and digital marketing will be subject in the coming years.
“It was an inspiring keynote that thrilled all participants of WebXpert.”
Simona Naber, OpenText Web Solution Usergroup
15.11.2019: Entrepreneur Day Dessau-Roßlau
From Dessau-Roßlau in Saxony-Anhalt, the Bauhaus movement began its triumphal success. Today, the Bauhaus Museum in the city reminds us of the spirit of the Bauhaus revolution. It was here that the Dessau-Roßlau Entrepreneurs’ Day took place with an appeal: Following the Bauhaus spirit and driving innovation forward. In front of more than 200 entrepreneurs, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer revealed what innovation means today in times of digital change. And how companies can become digital winners in the age of radical transformation.
“Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer was very well received by our audience. Digitalization communicated in a simple, understandable and entertaining way. I have received many enthusiastic reactions.”
Anja Czubera, City Marketing Dessau-Roßlau
14.11.2019: BDSV – Federal Association of German Scrap Recyclers
You can rarely proudly say at an event: Everything is scrap here! The BDSV is proud of this statement. At the Annual General Meeting in Münster, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a speech on the importance of digitalization for traditional industries such as scrap recycling to an audience of 400 listeners. For example, artificial intelligence enables autonomous sorting plants to be operated in which algorithms independently recognize the type and material of the scrap. Scrap cannot be digitized, but all processes surrounding scrap recycling can.
“Keynote Speaker Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer fascinated our audience with his speech on digitalization and broadened our horizons.”
Bernd Meyer, Public Relations of the Federal Association of German Steel Recycling and Disposal Companies e. V. (BDSV)
13.11.2019: ASM Assembly Systems / Munich
ASM develops machines for printing circuit boards for electronic devices worldwide. The main customers of the German special machine manufacturer are manufacturers of these boards for smartphones, for instance. One of the main trends in the industry is miniaturization: printed circuit boards are getting smaller and smaller, and some of their electronic components are no longer visible to the human eye. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer’s presentation in English highlighted the principles according to which markets and companies are currently undergoing radical change.
“An exciting and inspiring speaker. Entertaining and profound at the same time.”
Thomas Hüttl, ASM SMT Solutions Segment, Global Marketing
12.11.2019: Intersystems Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Data is the engine of the 21st century. Intersystems, one of the world’s leading companies in the IT industry, ensures that this data is available securely and with high performance worldwide. But how exactly can data be turned into business models? Which principles ensure that data creates competitive advantages for companies? The keynote by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer: How data enables the digital transformation of markets and companies.
06.11.2019: Adobe Munich / Germany
Does the “Cold Call” of the tough salesman belong to the past? Will traditional distribution die out? Will sales and marketing grow together as a result of digital disruption? Keynote address by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer on the disruptive changes in digital marketing at Adobe CXM Space in Munich. His thesis: The principle of “target group 1” applies especially to the marketing of the future: Moving away from a broad approach towards intelligent smart targeting.
25.10.2019: Citywire in Mainz
Are traditional investment advisors being replaced by RoboAdvisors? Are Blockhain and STOs a threat to fund managers? Or does digitalization offer more opportunities than risks for the investment industry? Keynote address by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer on digital disruption in the financial industry for Citywire in Mainz. A keynote for professional asset managers and investors.
“Great performance! Great speaker! Thank you very much for the excellent keynote!”
Stefan Sealey, Head of Germany, Austria & Switzerland at Citywire
08.10.2019: Smart InsurTech in Berlin
How can insurance companies become digital winners? How will markets and business models change in the coming years? And what do companies in the industry have to do to implement digital transformation in all of their business areas? More than 200 participants attended a future conference organized by Smart InsurTech to answer these questions. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave the closing keynote. His message: Digital transformation starts in your mind! Curiosity and openness are the most important drivers of change!
“Thank you for the great keynote address at our Smart InsurTech event in Berlin. Thrilling, entertaining and thought-provoking“.
Marcus Rex, CEO SmartInsurTech AG
07.10.2019: Executive Conference of NEW AG Mönchengladbach
NEW is a municipal utilities company with strong roots in the Lower Rhine region. NEW supplies around 400,000 customers with electricity, 157,000 with gas and 102,000 with water. Regional services include local public transport with 245 busses and the operation of eleven indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The company has set itself the goal of becoming one of the pioneers of digitalization in the industry. Correspondingly, the theme of the management conference was: How can the middle management become the driver of digital transformation? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer held the opening keynote at the management conference in the Borussia Mönchengladbach stadium.
“Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer showed our managers in a competent, understandable and entertaining way what digitalization means for each of us. Thank you for the exciting speeches!”
Frank Kindervatter, CEO NEW AG
01.10.2019: Fraunhofer IDMT in Erfurt, Germany
On the second Technology Day of the Fraunhofer IDMT in Erfurt, innovative solutions and applications in the field of hearing, speech and audio technology were presented. For example, the combination of audio technology and artificial intelligence allows tiny product cracks to be detected easily and cost-effectively. The challenge is to put innovative solutions into practice. This was the topic of the keynote speech by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer. Innovation needs implementation! It takes courage to break new ground in order to put innovative technologies into practice.
“Motivating! Innovative! Thank you for the great keynote speech!”
Mareike Helbig, Fraunhofer IDMT CMO
27.09.2019: Seoul, South Korea
KGCCI, the Korean-German Chamber of Foreign Trade, organized the fifth Innovation Award, which honored special innovation achievements with a reference to Germany and South Korea. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer was invited as top speaker of the evening event with more than 200 participants. Guests were representatives of the top management of German companies in South Korea. The country is currently struggling with the same structural upheavals as Germany: the digitalization of the traditional industries. Topic of the keynote: How traditional companies can become winners in the digital transformation.
“Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a wonderfully entertaining keynote on innovation. It fit perfectly into the context of our innovation awards event in Seoul and the intercultural German-Korean context“.
Barbara Zollmann, CEO Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
26.09.2019: Professional Association of Austrian Chemistry Vienna
Innovation in the pharmaceutical industry is multifaceted: from better vaccinations, e.g. against hospital germs, therapies against previously untreatable tumours or new treatment options for genetic diseases with the prospect of cure. The latest developments were presented at the Innovation Day Pharma. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer opened the event with an exciting keynote speech in which he demonstrated that the concept of innovation encompasses much more than product development. In today’s fast-moving world, it is not enough to focus on customer wishes, because these are often a thing of the past as soon as they have been implemented. In many companies, a distinction can be made between those who want to preserve the system and feel bound by rules, and “pirates” who do not want to be restrained in their thinking and who like to think outside the box. While the pirates are bubbling over with ideas, they get to hear from those who preserve that these are not feasible. According to Meyer, both types are important in order to be able to implement innovations. The keepers must not stop the pirates too early with objections. Companies need a culture that does not condemn failure and tolerates intelligent mistakes.
„Your keynote was very well received. We asked the audience in a survey to evaluate the event. One question was: Which presentation did you like best? Here 2/3 of the respondents stated your performance, although you had fierce competition.“
Dorothea Pritz, Professional Association of Austrian Chemistry
24.09.2019: h&z Management Consulting Munich
Digitizing the Supply Chain – that was the theme of the invitation to Munich by one of the leading management consultancies in this field. What impact does digitalization have on the relationship between customers and suppliers? How can digital technologies make the supply chain even more efficient? And will classic buyers still be needed in the future? In his keynote speech, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer presented theses on the subject and outlined the principles of digital transformation in the supply chain.
20.09.2019: Trianel Aachen
Trianel is the leading cooperation of public utility companies in Europe. In the industry, the company is one of the pioneers in innovation and digitalization. Almost 200 employees were invited to the company offsite, where the future of the company and the industry were the determining topics. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a keynote speech on his new book Digital Winners: How can employees and executives become digital winners?
17.09.2019: Vodafone Project Manager Conference Düsseldorf
“If in doubt, just do it!” That was Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer’s message to the more than 230 participants of the Vodafone Project Manager Conference. Because the digital transition requires the ability to make things happen: Developing new ideas and implementing them energetically. Lateral thinking and rigorous implementation are important success parameters for projects.
“Our congress was rated very well by approx. 230 participants with an NPS of 92 (out of 100). This is also and especially because of your keynote Digital Disruption.”
Ute Gaschler, Learning and Development Manager, Vodafone Germany
11.09.2019: Management conference famila-Handelsmarkt Kiel GmbH & Co. KG
The core business of the Bartels-Langness Group consists of around 120 famila department stores and Markant stores as well as various bakery branches in northern Germany. The group is also active in business areas such as pet food, wholesale trade and winemaking. The management conference in 2019 dealt with questions such as..: How can retailers use innovation and digitization to maintain their competitive advantages in the long term? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a keynote speech in front of about 200 executives and the management.
09.09.2019: Keynote in Napa / California
On invitation of the NPSA (National Portable Storage Association) Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a keynote speech in Napa / California. His ideas on how companies can become digital winners are highly relevant in the USA as well. Just two hours by car north of Silicon Valley, established companies are facing the same challenges that European companies face: To manage digital transformation successfully. The NPSA represents several hundred small and medium-sized US companies.
“Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer was really awesome! He thrilled our members in the audience. And he delivered a very important message: Even as a conservative industry we can benefit a lot from the opportunities that arise from digitalization and innovation.”
Mark Graham, President NPSA
05.09.2019: Keynote at the International CFO Forum in Interlaken / Switzerland
Every year more than 200 CFOs of international companies meet in Switzerland. They discuss the latest trends affecting their markets. This year, the CFO Forum kicked off with an opening keynote by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer. Topics such as the effects of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology on corporate finances were discussed.
„First day of our Richmond Finance Directorsforum and it’s a blast!
Jens-Uwe Meyer opened with his keynote on disruption and innovation. Thanks Jens-Uwe!“
„A fantastic speaker, who presents the difficult and complex topic of digitalization in an understandable and humorous way.
A keynote at the highest level“
02.07.2019: Keynote at the CAS Customer Centricity Forum in Karlsruhe, Germany
Success factor customer centricity: Creating inspiring customer experiences. This was the topic of the Customer Centricity Forum in Karlsruhe. The event was organized by CAS Software AG, the German market leader for customer relationship management (CRM) in medium-sized companies. With his keynote speech on “How innovation works in medium-sized enterprises”, Dr. Jens Uwe Meyer inspired more than 300 visitors. For impressions of the event click here.
“Inspiring and motivating! A great speech, exceptionally positive feedback from our customers!”
Martin Hubschneider, Chief Executive Officer CAS Software
27.06.2019: Keynote Bolton Adhesives in Rotterdam. Bolton Adhesives delivers the best gluing, bonding and sealing products for any application. From pupils at school or DIY’ers at home to professional users, for all stages in life. Bolton Adhesives carries five prominent brands: UHU, Bison, Griffon, Bostik and Air Max. The company has an ambitious strategic goal: To build up great digital brands and customer experiences on the Internet.
At a leadership conference, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer was invited to talk about the prerequisites for successful digital transformation.
“Great. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer has adapted perfectly to our situation and our company. Very inspiring! Thank you very much!”
Pierre Fargeux, Director Corporate Communication / E-commerce
26.06.2019: Keynote at the WERTGARANTIE Group in Wolfsburg.
For the insurance industry, digitalization opens up new opportunities for innovative products and distribution channels. Wertgarantie, Germany’s No. 1 specialized retail partner for warranty services relating to consumer electronics, household appliances and bicycles, would like to open up these opportunities together with its partners. At the management conference 2019 Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a speech: “Digital winners – successfully managing change”.
“A great inspiration for our executives. Awesome!”
Konrad Lehmann, Management Board Value Guarantee
17.06.2019: Keynote at the event on the Strategy for Innovation and Digitalization of the Free State of Saxony. The German state passed an innovation strategy 6 years ago, which is now being renewed. Specialization and cluster formation in particular offer great opportunities. Saxony is currently strong in technological innovation and weak in the area of digital business models / services.
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12.06.2019: Keynote at the Leipzig Group
How can local energy suppliers and municipal utility companies successfully shape digital change? How can the enterprise of two different speeds become reality? For 800 employees of the Leipzig-based group, Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer had a clear message: “Digitalization begins in our minds! Curiosity and the desire to change are the decisive factors”.
“Thank you very much for enriching our employee day on 12.06.2019 with your keynote speech and for sending so many valuable impulses to the team”.
Karsten Rogall, Managing Director Leipzig Group
05.06.2019: Keynote about the opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises in digitalization at NiedersachsenMetall.
The employers’ association NiedersachsenMetall has set itself the goal of supporting small and medium-sized enterprises in their digitalization. Of the companies with fewer than 500 employees, only 25 percent have launched digital transformation initiatives to date. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer encouraged the entrepreneurs to seize the opportunities offered by digitisation.
“Thank you for the great speech! They have impressively shown how small and medium-sized businesses can become digital winners”.
Dr. Volker Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer Niedersachsen Metall
29.05.2019: Keynote speech on digitalization of the government sector at the digitalization day of the district administration Pinneberg.
How can public administration become a digital winner?
The speech was recorded by a camera team and then made available to all employees.
23.05.2019: How are we going to build in the future? What data are buildings going to provide tomorrow? And which business models can be developed on this basis? Siemens has developed solutions in this area in recent years. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave a keynote speech during a customer event at the Hanover Exhibition Centre: How can companies become digital winners? How can innovative use cases be developed on the basis of existing technologies?
“Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer has impressively shown our customers how they can become digital winners. Especially the medium-sized businesses – that was the message – have many unexploited opportunities. Thank you for the great keynote.”
Carsten Feddern, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
17.05.2019: Digital Disruption will radically change the healthcare industry in the coming years. Which developments must pharmacies and service providers in the healthcare sector prepare for? And how do companies in the sector succeed in making the transition to the digital age? Keynote speech at Parmapharm, one of the leading cooperation associations of independent pharmacists.
16.05.2019: Uniper Energy Day Regensburg
The transformation of the energy sector is accelerating. How can providers meet the challenges of the coming decade? How do municipal utility companies become digital winners? Keynote speech at the Uniper Energy Day for managing directors and representatives of municipal energy suppliers.
16.05.2019: Keynote at Deutsche Post IT in Cologne (English language)
Deutsche Post IT is one of the drivers of digitalization in the industry and is working on exciting management approaches. CIO David Thornewill brings together employees from different departments in an IT community of users and IT professionals. Topic of the keynote at the international staff meeting: How will companies change in the future to better manage disruption and innovation?
“Thanks for joining us in Cologne. It was a great speech.”
David Thorneville, CIO Deutsche Post DHL
10.05.2019: Keynote speech on the future of retail
At the Roqqio VIP Event 2019 Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer outlined the implications of digital change for the retail industry: What does the customer of tomorrow want? How can retailers become digital winners? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer was invited by ROQQIO Commerce Solutions GmbH, an association of leading software companies for the stationary and e-commerce trade.
“Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer has swept the audience away! In his keynote speech he addressed our guests – medium-sized retailers – perfectly. I received a lot of enthusiastic feedback.”
Vanjo Wandscher (CEO ROQQIO Commerce Solutions)
08.05.2019: The Huawei Enterprise Business Group Germany hosted the first Huawei Enterprise Day 2019 in Germany on May 7 and 8, 2019. The event focused on the future of digitalization in manufacturing, retail, ISP, finance, transportation and public administration for a networked, intelligent world and the use of 5G technology. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave the opening keynote in front of about 200 customers and partners of the company.
“Thank you for this great keynote! You have truly inspired us and our customers!”
Marketing & Communication
Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH
11.04.2019: Keynote about digitization and innovation in the automotive industry at a top event for Volvo Brazil. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer delivered a quite provocative message: Customer service in the context of vehicle maintenance often feels like “back to the 90s”. Building a digital customer experience in this area is definitely a challenge for traditional car dealerships.
“We organized a highly anticipated event for Brazilian Volvo Top Executives in Berlin. Jens-Uwe, thank you very much for the really exciting keynote you gave. The audience was really excited about your speech and left many new inspiring thoughts behind.”
Carla Mayumi, KES São Paulo
10.4.2019: Keynote on Digital Disruption at the Richmond Events Switzerland IT-Forum in Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne. The message: The position of IT in the enterprise world is changing radically. From being a ’server administrator‘ in the past to becoming an engine for tomorrow’s business models.
„What an amazing start of our 5th Richmond IT Forum! Thanks Jens-Uwe, for being an impressive and thrilling opening keynote speaker today!“
Richmond Events Switzerland via LinkedIn
04.04.2019: How can medium-sized companies drive innovation and become digital winners with limited resources and budgets? Keynote speech by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer at a networking event for the furniture industry organized by Lectra. Like no other, the company is pushing ahead with the digitalization of the fashion, car interior and furniture sectors. The company supports its customers from design to production with first-class digital technologies.
“How does innovation succeed in medium-sized businesses? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer inspired and thrilled our guests – the top management of leading companies in the German furniture industry – with answering this question. Thank you for this great speech!”
Marketing Manager Furniture DACH & Eastern Europe
28.03.2019: ITnet Thüringen promotes intelligent networking and the growth of the IT industry in Thuringia. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer was the top speaker at the IT performance show 2019 in the Steigerwald Stadium in Erfurt. His message: In the next 10 years the IT industry will change radically. The disruptors of the first hour must be careful not to become “disrupted” themselves.
12.03.2019: The automotive industry is facing major changes. What does this mean for the retail sector? Which requirements will customers have for service offerings and digital services in the future? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer as Keynote Speaker at Mercedes-Benz Retail Germany.
“The keynote speech by Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer was a great performance. His message was delivered to our executives in a perfect way.”
Sabine Kohleisen, Chairwoman of the Executive Board
Mercedes-Benz Retail Germany
06.03.2019: Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer at the Lufthansa Systems Airline Forum, one of the leading international IT events for aviation. In front of almost 500 representatives of international airlines, he explains the effects of digital disruption.
06.03.2019: „Digitisation is rarely the stuff of an entertaining evening. Jens-Uwe Meyer, however, had his audience in Cottbus, all personalities from politics, business and society, in the bag – by showing them what this Internet and all the technical stuff has to do with their everyday lives. That was great! We learned a lot about innovation and how to tackle it ourselves.“
Oliver Haustein-Teßmer, chief editor of media company LAUSITZER RUNDSCHAU
31.1.2019: What does the industry of the future look like? How will industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence affect production and work in the future? Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer as keynote speaker at the most important customer event of Siemens Croatia in Zagreb.
29.01.2019: Lufthansa Systems is one of the largest digitalization drivers in the aviation industry. Exciting solutions such as face recognition for check-in. And algorithms based on artificial intelligence to prevent delays. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyers Keynote 2019 had the topic: Digitalization of Sales. From the traditional salesperson to the innovation coach of the customer.
Auto Scout 24
How analog products become digital business models – illustrated by the automotive and cosmetics industries. Keynote speech for Auto Scout 24 in the run-up to the legendary Pirelli Night in Zurich.
“Thank you very much for your outstanding keynote at the Pirelli Night, powered by Autoscout24.ch. It was highly motivating and inspiring for our audience.”
Managing Director Autoscout24.ch
13.06.2022: A.T.Z. Markting Solution GmbH
A.T.Z. is a service agency specializing in automotive workshops and car dealerships. The 31st Workshop and IAM Industry Forum was held at the Westfalenhallen in Dortmund. The most important representatives of the automotive industry have been meeting there since 1990. Dr. Jens-Uwe Meyer gave his presentation on the new book “Reset” during the event. This is because the automotive industry is particularly affected by the changes of the next few years (digitalization, sustainability, shortage of skilled workers).
“Absolutely awesome! The “Reset” presentation inspired the entire audience and set exactly the impulses that we wanted for the event. Clear recommendation!”
Marius Kaufhold, Managing Director