Digital Leader Summit 2017

Digital. Radical. Exponential.

October 26, 2017
Paris, SAP Regional Headquarters
35 Rue d'Alsace, 92300 Levallois-Perret, Paris
SAP DIGITAL LEADER SUMMIT 2017 - Digital. Radical. Exponential.


The SAP Digital Leader Summit 2017 took place on November 25/26 in Monceau Vélasquez, a stylish Parisian mansion, and SAP’s Leonardo Center in Paris.


With 45 c-Suite leaders attending, this year’s summit marked a new record including 17 CEOs and Executive Directors, 13 CIOs, 5 Chief Digital Officers, 5 Chief Innovation Officers and some Chief Marketing and Chief Procurement Officers. At the same time, the exclusive and intimate exchange of ideas between today’s international industry leaders, top digital transformers and next-generation CEOs could be kept, which the summit has always been appreciated for.


To provide all participants with a unique leadership experience journey, we combined an outstanding speaker line-up with a variety of different formats ranging from fireside chat, keynotes, panels, mastermind Q&A sessions, to sessions that brought Start-up CEO and Corporate CEOs together in a small room to discuss if they would swap jobs. Our guest speakers included:


  • Derek O‘Halloran             –  Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Fedor Holz                         –  #1 worldwide poker player (> €25 mio.) and CEO Primed Mind
  • Martin Knobloch              –  CEO Northern Europe, BSH Home Appliances
  • Michael Mondria             –  Senior Director, Ars Electronica Solutions
  • Dr. Govind Pindoria         –  Director of Venture Unit, Imperial College London
  • Alpesh Doshi                     –  Managing Partner and CEO Fintricity
  • Timo Elliott                        –  Global Innovation Evangelist, SAP
  • Marc Genevois                  –  Managing Director SAP France


Thank you also to our start-ups. Their CEOs and founders openly shared their perspective on entrepreneurial leadership. Our start-ups included Movable Ink, Indigo Retail, PrimedMind, Openasapp, Shyftplan, IOXP Cognitive AR


Based on the excellent feedback, attendees gained new leadership insights on how to close the gap between the fast-paced development of digital technologies like internet of things, virtual reality and blockchain and the slower pace of organizational and human adoption and learned how to even better navigate their digital transformation.






Agenda on 25.10.2017
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Agenda on 26.10.2017
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Dr. Carsten Linz
Global Head SAP Center for Digital Leadership
Fedor Holz
Primed Mind and former #1 worldwide poker player
Michael Mondria
Senior Director
Ars Electronica Solutions
Dr. Govind Pindoria
Director of Venture Support Unit
Imperial Innovations
Martin Knobloch
CEO Northern Europe at BSH Home Appliances
Alpesh Doshi
Managing Partner, CEO
Marc Genevois
Managing Director, SAP France
Timo Elliott
VP, Global Innovation Evangelist
Anke Kleinschmit
VP, Group Research & Sustainability
Daimler AG
Derek O'Halloran
Member of Executive Committee
World Economic Forum
Innovation!pitch by startups

The SAP Center for Digital Leadership helps customer CxO’s, supervisory board memebers, and startups navigate their digital transformation