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Ramona Pop

Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

»Berlin's industry represents innovative ideas, intelligent products and sustainable solutions for the future. This mix is an ideal breeding ground for the emergence of urban technologies that will make life in big cities more efficient and ecological, and thereby more liveable.«

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08:00 – 09:00 Arrival and Registration | Meet the Speakers | Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Introduction and Welcome
Ramona Pop, Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote
Susanne Hahn, Head of Lab1886 Global, Daimler AG
10:00 – 11:00 Future City Exhibition:
Berlin-based companies showcase best-practice projects
Networking | Snacks
11:00 – 12:00 Panel 1: Digital Transformation*
Challenges and opportunities for urban production sites,
interconnected cities and the working world
  • David Gilford, Senior Director, Client Strategy
    at Intersection, New York
  • Christian Dyck, CEO, kloeckner.i
  • Hubertus Breier, Vice President Innovation, OSRAM GmbH
12:00 – 13:15 Talents in Tech:
Innovative minds present cutting-edge ideas
Future City Exhibition | Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:15 Panel 2: Knowledge Transfer*
From innovation to economic success:
Networking within ecosystems
  • Udo Schloemer, Founder, Managing Director &
    Chief Visionary Officer of Factory Works GmbH
  • Urte Zahn, Serial Entrepreneur and expert on agile teams and the future of work
14:15 – 15:00 Future Briefings:
Public enterprises from Berlin present future demands
Future City Exhibition | Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00 Panel 3: Energy & Mobility*
Metropolises getting ready for the future
  • Alexander Gerfer, CTO, Würth Elektronik eiSos
  • Dr. Henning Heppner, Partner, Greenbox Global Holding GmbH
  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
16:00 – 16:30 Keynote and Outlook
Jenny Bofinger-Schuster, Senior Vice President Sustainability and Cities, Siemens AG
16:30 – 18:00 Networking | Food and Drinks
*Further speakers and hosts to be announced shortly


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Within the government of Berlin, the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises is responsible for economic policy and the settling of companies in the capital, as well as for promoting energy and for public enterprises and structural policy. The head of the department is Senator Ramona Pop.

The Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the business development bank for the State of Berlin. With its support of the local economy, it actively contributes to the development of Berlin as a business center. In the field of real-estate development, the IBB is an expert consultant for all financing questions concerning real estate.

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