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Driven by an ambitious mission: to make geography irrelevant to innovation. Every innovator deserves a fighting chance to pursue a dream, wherever they happen to be.

We believed there was a community of global doers who were trying to accomplish what others said was impossible.  They believed that every innovator could achieve great things if simply given a fighting chance, a level playing field, and a spot at the starting line.  That new ideas, solutions, and ventures could flourish anywhere, even in the most “unlikely” places and challenge-riddled regions. That we could cultivate entire ecosystems to support innovation. In other words, that we could design and build the infrastructure of the new economy.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Which meals are included?
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks are provided at the conference, served in the exhibition hall.

2) Can I send a replacement delegate if I can’t attend at the last minute?
Absolutely! Please contact our team info@key-notion.com at your earliest convenience to let them know to have a badge ready for your colleague.

3) Is there parking?
Do contact our team for more details at info@key-notion.com

4) I have special meal requirements. Whom do I contact?
Please contact our team on info@key-notion.com, so they can liaise with the venue to ensure you are taken care of.

5) When will the presentation slides be available and how do I get them?
Presentation slides will be available within a week’s time after the conference. You will receive an email from our customer care team with details. Please be aware that not all speakers are able to release their presentations due to confidentiality reasons.

1) Can I stay for the whole conference?
Yes, you are more than welcomed to attend the whole conference. It’s one of the benefits of speaking!

2) When is my presentation due?
Please, send your presentation to us 2 weeks before the conference, even if it is still in draft form. This will allow us to check it on the event laptop in advance, and let you know if there are any issues. Please email your final version to the event manager and bring a back-up on a usb stick.

3) What aspect ratio should my slides be?
Please, select ‘standard’ in Microsoft office

4) What time do I need to arrive before my presentation?
Please, arrive at the latest during the break before you are due to speak, e.g. if you are due to speak at 2pm, please arrive during the lunch break. This is so you can meet the conference producer, check your slide deck (and load it if you have a new version with you) and do a rehearsal of your presentation.

5) Is there a speakers’ green room?
No, we encourage our speakers to enjoy networking with delegates and other speakers and sponsors in the exhibition hall, which is open throughout the conference. Hot and cold drinks are typically available in the exhibition hall all day, and seating is provided if you need to do some work or make calls.

1) What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Eurocard for Euro and American Currency.

2) What is your cancellation/refund policy for paid invoices?
Cancellation Policy: Incase a delegate would like to cancel their participation for some unexpected eventualities, such requests must be submitted in written and sent by email 2 weeks prior to the event in order to obtain a full credit note for any future event organised by Keynotion. The fees charged are strictly non-refundable. If Keynotion would decide to cancel an ongoing event, the delegate would receive a 100% refund of their payment. Non-attendance, otherwise referred as a “no show” does not signify cancellation. Keynotion will not be held responsible for events cancelled for reasons beyond its control such as natural disasters, accidents, sabotage, trade or industrial disputes, outbreak of disease, hostilities, terrorism, etc. However, a full credit note would be given in each of these cases

3) Can I pay half now and half at a later date?
We highly encourage a full payment upon receipt of invoice. For any specific circumstances, please reach out to team at info@key-notion.com

4) My credit card was charged with a foreign transaction fee, how do I get that amount paid for?
Key-notion is not liable for any additional charges levied by a credit card company, including but not limited to bank currency conversion charges.

5) I paid for my registration, does it include my hotel stay at the venue?
Registration fees include attendance, luncheon and all course materials. It does not include accommodations or transportation to and from the conference.

1) When is booth set-up and tear-down?
Set up is usually the night before the event, or before registration opens on day 1. You will have received a logistics package from your event manager with more details. If you’ve not received this, please contact customer care on info@key-notion.com so they can connect you to the event manager

2) I want to distribute handouts, can you make that happen?
Yes! Please give them to the event manager when you arrive for set-up. If you want to distribute an electronic handout please send this to your event manager at your earliest convenience.



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Martin Dieker

Martin belongs to the folks who believe that the shop floor is the only department in a company that generates values. It is in every leader's best interest to serve operators to execute their job in the best possible way.

Being a leader in operations is not about wearing nice suits and watches. The job is to ensure that operations are defining-, executing-, and improving standards on a daily base with respect to safety, quality, performance and cost. You work for 100 operators, not the other way around.

- Design and implement holistic production systems considering cross-functional integration (TPM, IWS, PSS, CBS, etc.)
- Bring lean/OpEx theory into daily operations
- Daily standard working processes and performance monitoring
- Improve processes, organizational structures and systems in industrial organizations
- Enable people to work together closely and to become better leaders (servant leaders)

Martin Gutberlet

Martin Gutberlet is responsible for the strategic and operative tasks of Baader's digitalization division as Managing Director of Open Innovation Holding GmbH, Trace Tomorrow Management GmbH and Early Business Development GmbH. Mr. Gutberlet reports directly to Mrs. Baader.

Martin Gutberlet has more than 25 years of experience in the field of digitalization and digital transformation and was most recently Chief Digital Officer of a global, listed packaging and paper company.  Prior he served as Head Digital Projects at a global leader in machine tools.

My passion: "Digital for me is about People, Change and Technology - empowering people while using innovative technology is my passion. "


Industry & Titles: Food, Packaging & Paper, Farming

CxO and Senior Mgmt


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Waldemar Hirsch

Waldemar Hirsch is responsible for 3D printing of jigs & fixtures at Audi Sport. He coordinates the 3d printing activities within the production of Audi AG. His job also includes the responsibility for the mechanical analysis in the production of Audi Sport and the innovation management for the production.

Before the time of 3d printing he worked as a developer for process, method and technology after study automotive engineering at Cologne

Johan Beukema

Johan Beukema is Partner at BCI Global, a leading independent consultancy firm with headquarters in The Netherlands and offices in Europe (London, Frankfurt), North America (Atlanta, San Francisco, LA) and Asia (Singapore, Shanghai).

BCI Global was founded in 1985 and specializes in Manufacturing footprint optimization, supply chain optimization and location & site selection. Johan, who joined BCI in 1999, holds a university degree in (International) Business Administration of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Over the last 22 years Johan has supported many companies in the optimization of their manufacturing footprint strategies and end-to-end supply chains as well as in the selection of the optimal locations for new manufacturing sites, distribution centers and other business functions.

Johan’s geographical experience base includes EMEA, The Americas as well as Asia-Pacific including China and India. He works a lot for industry leaders in different industries as well as for new and fast-growing companies. Companies on his track record are for example ExxonMobil, Donaldson, Roche, Medtronic, Abbott, Amgen, Nestle, Danone, Takeda, Starkey, Hilti, Cisco, Huhtamaki, Ricoh, AMS AG, Brown Forman, Edwards, Oxea, Wabtec, and many others.

Johan regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and publishes about topics related to his area of expertise.

Jesper Toubøl

Jesper is the head of one of LEGO moulding sites and qualification factories which include both advanced mass manufacturing and maturing of new emerging technologies. Jesper has furthermore delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Product Design and Equipment ( Manufacturing - establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Singapore, Mexico and Denmark. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist.

Jesper has worked for LEGO in several roles.

1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly) product line.

2) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO DUPLO , LEGO Games , LEGO Technic , LEGO Hero Factory  - leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product.   

3) Establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.

Peter Thorngren

Peter Thorngren has the the ability to combine customer demands with technical possibilities and limitations to create working commercial solutions. Peter has also had personal experience in running a successful business in the management/system development area.
Peter works especially well in projects with a combination of technical, organizational, and commercial challenges. With his technical understanding and experience in larger projects, he can perform well in the areas of technology and business development.

Specialties: Peter Thorngren also has extensive professional experience in the areas of finance, marketing, automotive, government, industry, and telecom sectors.

Christophe Strauven

Christophe Strauven is an experienced business driver with entrepreneurial instincts who has worked in the cybersecurity industry for more than 16 years gaining experience in different positions.

Driven by enthusiasm, he remains fully abreast of technological trends and business challenges to help align the two. As a Business developer manager for Europe, his goals include building a business development strategy that ensures continuous innovation and business growth.

Outside of the office, Christophe enjoys travelling, gardening and wine.

Chetna Jain

Chetna Jain is a conscientious & visionary professional, with 18 years of experience in leading Research & Engineering programmes and product development.

Strategic adviser for techno-commercial viability of programmes. Lead projects for innovative, technologically advanced vehicle and safety-critical high volume automotive products. Experienced in streamlining business processes and leveraging product profitability.

She has worked with multi-cultural cross-functional teams, ranging from start-ups to century old established company. An effective communicator, adaptive and quick decision maker with strong analytical thinking. Balancing between sustainability and growth, works to expand her horizons by staying open to novel experiences.

Matt Barber

Matt Barber is the Product Manager for Shopfloor-Online MES, responsible for shaping the product strategy and ensuring the product meets the current and future needs of the market.

Matt brings years of experience as a software engineer and a project lead, where he has helped numerous manufacturers, across a range of industries, digitise their manufacturing operations with Shopfloor-Online MES.

Matt graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011, with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, and recently received a certification from the London School of Economics (LSE) for successfully completing MBA Essentials.

Alain Nochimowski

Alain Nochimowski is the Chief Technology Officer at Viaccess-Orca. Alain is responsible for leading VO’s innovative initiatives and on a broader scope, fostering an innovative mindset across the company.

Prior to this position, Alain led business development activities, first at Orca Interactive, and following the merger with Viaccess, at the new entity Viaccess-Orca.

Alain was responsible for leading VO’s entry strategy into new markets and ventures, and for creating a supportive industrial ecosystem for VO’s new products and technologies.  Before joining Orca Interactive in 2009, Alain held various business development and technical strategy positions successively at Orange, Viaccess, and SanDisk, in New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv.

Throughout his career, Alain initiated and successfully lead multiple innovation projects that notably resulted in dozens of issued patents and strategic sales to large content service providers. Alain graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Kari Terho

Kari is the Vice President, Global Sales with Elisa IndustrIQ, helping manufacturing companies to leverage intelligent manufacturing opportunities.

Kari has over two decades of experience in working with manufacturing and telecommunications enterprise solutions and he is passionate about helping customers drive sustainable growth by using data insights to solve their most challenging problems.

Kari holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.


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