Digital Leadership Forum 2019

Boutique conference for digital and communications managers, 13th+14th May 2019, Vienna. Meet digital managers from Guardian, OMV, BBC, ...

13th May: halfday workshops
14th May: fullday conference

Digital Leadership Forum Vienna

Digital conference in Vienna

The whole conference is in English

The Digital Leadership Forum brings together digital, marketing and communication managers from large and mid-size organizations. Like the events of previous years, the 2019 forum will be an inspiring event with a great selection of guest speakers sharing their thoughts and practical case studies. Speakers are practitioneers from organizations including ABB, BMW, MBC (Middle East Broadcasting), Philips, MAM Baby and many more.

Topics and Agenda

  • Engaging, relatable case studies around digital B2B and B2C projects (3 tracks)
  • Practical experiences around digital transformation and change management in organizations
  • Customer journey as the basis for digital projects
  • Marketing automation and lead management on websites
  • Project management for digital initiatives
  • Marketing with IA, psychographic profiles and automation
  • How bots will change customer care communications
  • Digital innovation process – how your business changes, not just your communication
  • Digital internal communications and engagement strategies for employees and management
  • Mobile business
  • Stakeholder management in digital projects
  • Content strategy
  • Digital trends

Real world case studies. No sponsored talks, and no vendor talks. The Digital Leadership Forum is an exclusive event for practitioners. Tickets are not available for consultants. Aside from selected partner vendors, agencies and consultants are not allowed to take part. The whole agenda is advertisement-free.

Who Takes Part?

  • Digital managers; people who are responsible for digital initiatives in their organizations; communication managers; marketing managers; IT managers who drive digital projects from a business point of view.
  • Typical job titles: Head of Online Communications, Head of Marketing, Head of Digital, digital manager, Digital Manager, Head of Social Media, Social Media Manager, Marketing Manager, Lead Digital, …
  • Tickets are just available for practitioneers. Beside four selected sponsors vendors, agencies and consultants are not allowed to take part. The whole agenda is driven by practitioners. No vendor talks allowed.
  • Participants at last years conferene included managers from organizations such as Adidas, Beiersdorf, BMW, Givaudan, ING, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Merck, ProSiebenSat.1, Swarovski, Zurich and many more.

Who is Advatera?

Advatera stands for the regular exchange of experiences between digital, communication and marketing managers. Challenges you have faced in digital, web, communication or intranet projects have almost certainly been experienced by others. The sharing of experiences can help your organization reduce its costs and sharpen its focus on essential success factors.

Practical Details

Address of the conference:

Novomatic Forum
Friedrichstraße 7
A-1010 Wien

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Digital Leadership Forum Speakers 2019

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Patrice Becker, Searidge Technologies (Switzerland)
Machine Learning Engineer

Machine learning

Arosha Brouwer, Knack (Netherlands)
Change agent

Digital transformation: team grown from 2 employees to 160 employees within 1 year

Jesper Bylund, Region Skåne (Sweden)
Intranet Manager
Veronica Civiero, L'Oréal (Italy)
Head of social, content and influencer strategies
Andrew Donoghue, Vertiv Co (UK)
Director Influencer Marketing

Technology writer and analyst with more than 20 years experience.

David Drodge, Roche (Switzerland)
Group Lead Digital Planning

Digital leadership

Andy Hall, ERM: Environmental Resources Management (UK)
Global Intranet Manager
Erik Hartman, TIMAF (Netherlands)
Specialist and trainer

Enterprise information management and business process optimization

Jenny Johnstone, (UK)
Director of Patient and Employee Experience

Employee experience

Giannina Jung, L'Oréal (Austria)
CPD Communications & Influencer Manager

Beauty is my daily business, Communication & Influencer are my profession - but all is passion

Lara Kaiser, Coca-Cola (Switzerland)
Community & Digital Marketing Manager

Social Media Expert

Svenja Krüger, Zalando (Germany)
Employer Branding & Visual Storytelling

Passionate about people & their stories

Natasja Lenferink, Alliander (Netherlands)
Intranet manager & product owner
Sara Mok, HEMA (Netherlands)
Social Media Manager
Neil Morgan, Philip Morris International (Germany)
Digital Workplace Product Manager
Martin Müller, Vodafone (Germany)
Senior Manager Internal Communications

Change Communications, Digital Workplace and Comms Strategy

Gabriel Rath, OSPA - OstseeSparkasse Rostock (Germany)
Marketing and Communications Manager

Social Media & Social Collaboration

Judith Schwarzer, bonprix Handelsgesellschaft (Germany)
Referentin Unternehmenskommunikation
Michael Taylor, Deutsche Bank (UK)
Digital Communications Manager

Digital communications, social intranet

Stephanie Tönjes, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
TitleSenior Communications Manager
Craig Tubbs, Essex County Council (UK)
Employee Experience Lead
Natascha Tummeley, Swiss Fintech Innovations (Switzerland)

Digital innovation

Richard Vdovjak, Philips (Netherlands)
Head of Data Science and AI Europe

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

M Tighe Wall, E.ON (Netherlands)
Global Head of Digital Strategy and Transformation
Marcin Wesołowski, Swiss Red Cross (Switzerland)
Chief Digital Officer

Leadership and coordination of digital transformation activities

Volker Grünauer, Advatera (Austria)

Moderator des Advatera Netzwerkes

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    We reserve the right to change the agenda and/or change the venue (within Vienna). In the extremly unlikely event of a cancellation of the event caused by us (Advatera) the cost of the admission ticket will be reimbursed. All other costs and damages can not be reimbursed. In case of cancellation or premature termination of the event due to force majeure we will not reimburse the cost of the admission ticket or any other cost or damage. You may cancel until 1st of April 2019, a cancellation handling fee of € 100 will apply. If you are not able to participate at short notice, you can pass on the ticket at any time to one of your team members. At the event we take photos from talks, sessions and workshops where you might be visible as well. Those photos will be shared on social media platforms, newsletters and marketing material for further events. If you tell us that you don't want to be shown on such photos, we will do our outmost to keep you out of them. If you see somewhere a photo taken at our event which shows you and which you feel should be removed, please tell us and we try our outmost to remove it. Agreed court of jurisdiction: Salzburg, Austria.


    Novomatic Forum

    Friedrichstraße 7
    A-1010 Wien

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