November 3-4, 2020

November 3-4, 2020

The 2nd Annual R&D Innovation Conference 2020 brings together R&D leaders, experts, VPs, and CxOs, to discuss the latest innovations in Research & Development: Ecosystem Innovation, Growth hacking, VUCA world, Start-Ups lean innovation, and many more.

Participating Companies

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2020 Highlighted Discussion Topics:

Start-Ups lean innovation

"new normal"

R&D Portfolio Management


Key attendee titles include:

C-Level: CEOs, COOs, CTOs, General Directors | Chief Information Officers | Chief Technology Innovation Officers | Chief Innovation Officers | Chief Analytics Officers

Global Heads, Heads of, EVPs, SVPs, VPs of:

  • Research & Development
  • Product Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Development, Corporate Development
  • Project Controlling, Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Quality Management
  • R&D Analytics
  • Innovation

Key topics include the latest innovative trends from the following themes:

  • What can we learn from COVID-19?
  • R&D-Driven Open Innovation
  • How to stay relevant in a VUCA world?
  • Agile Transition
  • Ecosystem innovation approaches
  • R&D Portfolio Management
  • The future of R&D and Innovation
  • Growth hacking
  • Start-Ups lean innovation
  • Connected Products and IOT
  • MBSE powered by AI
  • Industry 4.0
  • AI implementation in R&D
  • Lean Thinking in R&D


Thibaut Szymusiak 

Mobile UI/UX engineer
Thales, France

Oliver Hirschfelder 

Senior Strategy Manager
Siemens Energy, Germany

Frank-Andreas Hatzack 

Senior Executive Advisor
Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, Denmark

Michal Dunaj 

Director Strategic Portfolio & EU Operations
T-Labs, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany

Nicolas Bry 

Innovation Booster for Orange Africa
Orange, France

Arjan Rensma 

Guest Lecturer
Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship, Netherlands

Ceren Arigil 

Senior Global Product Manager
Maersk, Netherlands

Brent Wong 

Operations Expert
Former VW, Ford & GE

Filippo Larceri 

Manager of Innovation Excellence
Trouw Nutrition, Netherlands

Raghavendra Kulkarni 

General Manager | Department Head - Innovation and Business Strategies
Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, Germany

Fabio Silvestri 

Senior Consultant – Innovation and Business Development
BTS Design Innovation

Sven Schimpf 

Managing Director
Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research & Director Institute for Human Engineering and Empathic Design, Pforzheim University


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"I think it was a good conference that covered different actual aspects of the industry. The mix of speakers covered a wide but connected range within banking, SME banking, regulatory aspects, digital, trends, and case studies. The atmosphere becomes very open from start and participants found it easy to interact in the breaks..."

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