THE 2nd XQ Digital



Highly regarded business managers and dynamic individuals inspired our guests on how to guide their teams to where we need to be tomorrow. Leaders shared key experiences, best practices

and thoughts on how to spearhead digital transformation in different business environments.



This year‘s retro slide show on an old-fashioned slide projector: The German pioneer of Intelligent Humanoids Prof. Dr. Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann invited us on a journey down memory lane to the first years of his experiments. Highlight: Music from the 2nd Berlin Management Jazz Impro Session.


Leadership in Automotive IT – from Lean to Agile

Robert-Andreas Riemann

Director IT Research & Development, Porsche

South By Southwest
2019 Report

Sascha Kurfiss - Leading Marketing Transformation

​​ Sascha Kurfiss

Managing Partner of XQ Digital

How to Stay a Step Ahead with Your Brand by Embracing
Digital Transformation?

Moritz Klämt

Moritz Klämt

Global Director Digital & E-Commerce, Henkel

Prof. Dr. Claudia Bünte

Executive Managing Director, Kaiserscholle – Center of Marketing Excellence

Matthias Strobel

President Federal Association of Music Technology Germany

Winner or loser of digitalization? – Why mindset makes the difference

Bernd Gross

Senior Vice President, Software AG at Advisor talent::digital

Futurology: Smart Cities and the Future Role of Energy Companie

Melanie Müller

Customer Management Smart Metering Netze BW – an EnBW Company

Disruption Is the End of Silence

Uwe Andreas Hermann

Senior Director Eriksholm Research Centre, Part of Oticon, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Søren Salomo

Chair of Technology and Innovation Management & Affiliated Professor, Technische Universität Berlin & DTU – Danish Technical University

How Can We Lead Technology and Human Wellbeing?


Panel hosted by the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, official educational partner of XQ Digital.

Hosted by the Berlin School Faculty Director Prof. Dr. Jose M. Alcaraz.

Inga Leschek

Managing Director, Norddeich TV – a RTL company

Sebastian Loudon

Representative Die ZEIT Austria

Clark Parsons

Germany Bundesregierung’s
AI Ambitions:

The Leadership Challenge of Turning Visions into Reality

Clark Parsons

Managing Director
Internet Economy Foundation

KEYNOTE: Down to Earth, Closing the Loop from Human
Behavior to Intelligent Machines

A retrospective slideshow exploring the early days oflearning humanoids. Analog projection technology guaranteed!

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Dillmann

Director KIT, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics – IAR

„Jazz up your Change Management”
2nd Berlin Management Jazz Impro Session

​​Jochen Gümbel

Service Level Manager Fiducia & GAD IT (Rhythm Guitar)

Prof. August Wilhelm Scheer

Founder and Director Scheer Holding (Bariton Saxophone)

Moritz Klämt

Moritz Klämt

Global Director Digital & E-Commerce Henkel (Saxophone)

Other musicians

Sebastian Groth, Deputy Head of Planning, Auswärtiges Amt (Piano) 

Jasper Bieger, SEEED (Saxophone)

Gordon Sommer, Co-Founder, XQ Digital (Blues Harp)

Ulli Hoffmeier (Guitar, Palast Orchester of Max Raabe)

Vladimir Miller (Clarinet & Sax)

Anders Grop (Bass)


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