Digital Leader Summit 2017


October 26, 2017
Paris, SAP Regional Headquarters
35 Rue d'Alsace, 92300 Levallois-Perret, Paris


Dr. Carsten Linz

Dr. Carsten Linz is an entrepreneurial leader and expert on innovation-led business transformation. He successfully built-up several €100 mio. businesses and led company-wide transformation programs affecting more than 60.000 employees. For SAP SE he leads the Center for Digital Leadership, a renowned C-suite think tank showcasing next-generation innovation and transformation approaches. He is an active business angel, serves on the investment committee of Europe's largest seed stage fund and holds various advisory board seats. Dr. Linz is adjunct faculty member and teaches in Executive Programs at Mannheim Business School, University of St. Gallen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Stanford Graduate School. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and acts as advisor to CxOs around the world.



Martin Knobloch

Martin Knobloch is Member of Global Digital Business Model Board at BSH Home Appliances Group. He is leading digital transition of BSH group together with group CEO, group COO, head of corporate digital transition and head of corporate strategy. He is also President and CEO for Region Northern Europe

Earlier he was Member of the Board of Directors of BSH North America.

He started his career by studying Corporate Management and Leadership at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Master in Industrial Engineering.


Fedor Holz

Fedor Holz is a 23-years-old German professional poker player. He is widely regarded as one of the best online and live tournament poker players in the modern era. He was ranked by Pocketfives as worldwide #1 online tournament player in 2014 and 2015. In July 2016, he won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the $111,111 High Roller For One Drop, winning $4,981,775.Holz plays online under the alias CrownUpGuy. In September 2014 he won the World Championship of Online Poker for 1.3 million. In 2015 he mostly transitioned to live poker and finished 25th in World Series of Poker Main Event cashing for $262,574. In 2016, Fedor won the Triton Super High Roller for $3,463,500 in January, and finished runner up in the Super High Roller Bowl for $3,500,000 later that year. Holz won his first WSOP bracelet in the $111,111 High Roller for One-Drop event and earned $4,981,775 for the victory. As of June 2017, Holz is first on the German all-time money list with career live tournament winnings of over $22,900,000 




Michael Mondria

Michael Badics is Senior Director of AE Solutions, a new division of Ars Electronica. AE Solutions creates customized solutions for interactive exhibitions, events, products and services.

Previously he founded and managed Memetics GmbH a Berlin based company in the field of media art and creative technologies. Earlier he co-managed Ars Electronica Futurelab. During the eight years at Ars Electronica Futurelab he realized international art projects, cooperation projects and third party projects with the focus on cutting edge technologies. Before he worked as software engineer and manager for the multinational software company Fabasoft AG. He started his career by studying computer sciences at JKU (Johannes Kepler University) Linz.



Dr. Govind Pindoria 

Govind leads the Venture Support Unit and during his time at Innovations has led the formation of over 35 companies and is on the board of number of these companies. In the last few year he has led the sale of three Imperial spinouts to companies including Google, Evonik and Oxford University Press.

Prior to Innovations, Govind was the European Director of Technology for a US semiconductor equipment company (Novellus Systems now Lam Research) where he led a European team responsible for the introduction of new technology. In his early career Govind was a scientist at the Cavendish labs in Cambridge University and in Japan. Govind has a BSc in Chemical Physics from University of Sussex, PhD in Semiconductor Physics from University of Warwick and an MBA from Imperial College Business School.


Alpesh Doschi  

Alpesh is a globally renowned thought leader in how organisations can transform and future-proof their business using emerging technologies, particularly around digital, big data & analytics and blockchain. He is focused on innovative thinking and practical strategies to add value for his clients fast and often, introducing the agile approach of working to digital transformation.


Marc Genevois

Marc Genevois assumes since 2015 Oct. 1, the role of Managing Director of the French business unit of SAP SE. 

Having begun his career in the technology industry, Marc has worked for various companies, acquiring strong professional experience and helping individuals and organizations to improve efficiency.

Marc has joined SAP France in 2002. Since, he has held different sales and management roles in France, as well as in Hong Kong where he led the most strategic transactions across Asia Pacific and Japan regions. Over the past two years, Marc Genevois has been incumbent as Chief Operating Officer for SAP France. 

Education : ESIG – computer science and sales ; University Paris XI – applied mathematics



Timo Elliott

Timo Elliott is an Innovation Advocate for SAP. He works closely with SAP research and customers around the world on new technology directions and their impact on business. He has presented to business and IT audiences in more than fifty countries around the world on topics such as Digital Transformation, Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. His articles appear regularly in publications such as Forbes, ZDNet, The Guardian, and Digitalist Magazine. He was the eighth employee of BusinessObjects, a world-leading analytics provider that was acquired by SAP in 2007. He has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the US, and currently lives in Paris, France. He graduated with a first class honors degree in Econometrics from Bristol University, UK, and holds a patent in the area of mobile analytics. 


Anke Kleinschmit

Anke Kleinschmit was born 1967 in Esslingen, Germany. After her studies in precision mechanics/mechatronics with focus on Electrical Engineering at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences, in 1992 Kleinschmit completed her diploma thesis at Mercedes-Benz.

Anke Kleinschmit then joined Daimler AG in 1992 and worked on designing and evaluating measurement tools. She became team leader in the area of passive safety, belts and airbags for small vehicles.

In 2002, Anke Kleinschmit moved into the Research Department as Senior Manager for powertrain controls, future powertrain E/E systems and innovative drive systems. In 2006 she held the position of head of the Development Department for wiring harness and electrical system dimensioning, before she took over drive system electronics MBC as Director in 2009. There Kleinschmit focused on product development of powertrain E/E components and ECUs as well as powertrain functions software.  From March 2014 Anke Kleinschmit was responsible for the Competence Center of Transmissions as Director.

In January 2015 she was appointed Vice President of Group Research and Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer of Daimler AG.