Digital Leadership Forum · Digital Comms · Corporate Culture · Boutique Conference

18 + 19 September · Vienna · hybrid conference · 10th Edition

Digital Leadership Forum 2023

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Digital Communications, Corporate Culture & Digital Transformation

Join us for a boutique conference in Vienna and online.

Two days full of inspiring workshops, talks, discussions and side events on digital transformation, digital communications,  future of hybrid work, digital equality, social media, corporate culture and leadership. The conference will be held in the Haus der Ingenieure, a traditional city palace, in the center of Vienna. Most sessions can also be attended online.

Digital Leadership Forum · 18 + 19 September 2023


Adriaan Bloem, Radagio
Adriaan Bloem
Radagio (Spain)

Digital expert, speaker, author

Managing web and digital projects

Andras Spiegel, Stellantis
Andras Spiegel
Stellantis (Austria)

E-Commerce Global Process Manager

Bethan Caroline Johnson, Syngenta
Bethan Caroline Johnson
Syngenta (Switzerland)

Communications and Creative Content Leader

Caroline Rheubottom, Intuit
Caroline Rheubottom
Intuit (UK)

Senior Manager Internal Communications

Claudio Corvaglia, Georg Fischer
Claudio Corvaglia
Georg Fischer (Switzerland)

Social Media Manager

Delphine Bradshaw-Nguyen, Medtronic
Delphine Bradshaw-Nguyen
Medtronic (Switzerland)

EMEA E-Commerce Customer experience manager

Change management, e-commerce, digital business development manager, digital marketing and training

Erik Hartman, TIMAF
Erik Hartman
TIMAF (Netherlands)

Moderator and trainer

Expert in enterprise information management and business process optimization

Felicity Sibindi, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Felicity Sibindi
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) (Netherlands)

Programmes Manager

"Leadership: Building inclusive and diverse communities."

Felicity is an expert in positive transformation of communities.

Joerg Schudrowitz, BSH Home Appliances Group
Joerg Schudrowitz
BSH Home Appliances Group (Germany)

Social Media Lead Central Europe

Le Thuy Duong, Global VAT Compliance
Le Thuy Duong
Global VAT Compliance (Netherlands)

Marketing Communications Specialist

Somen Chakraborty, Philip Morris International
Somen Chakraborty
Philip Morris International (Switzerland)

Director Digital Route to Market

Sven Fritzsche, Syngenta Group
Sven Fritzsche
Syngenta Group (Switzerland)

Head Brand, Partnerships and Digital

Volker Grünauer, Advatera
Volker Grünauer
Advatera (Austria)


Moderator des Advatera Netzwerkes


Track A
Digital Leadership and Business Transformation
Track B
Digital External Communications & Marketing
Track C
Digital Internal Communications, Digital Workplace & Hybrid Work
Room A
Monday, Sep 18
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CEST

Registration and Welcome

Room A
Monday, Sep 18
1:00 pm – 1:05 pm CEST

Welcome by Volker Grünauer, conference chair

Volker Grünauer, Advatera
Room A
Monday, Sep 18
1:05 pm – 4:00 pm CEST

Workshop A

Room B
Monday, Sep 18
1:05 pm – 4:00 pm CEST

Workshop B

Room C
Monday, Sep 18
1:05 pm – 4:00 pm CEST

Workshop C

Monday, Sep 18
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm CEST

Walk to Austrian National Library

10-minutes walk to Austrian National Library.

Monday, Sep 18
4:20 pm – 5:30 pm CEST

Guided tour at National Library

Monday, Sep 18
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm CEST

Walk to Glacis Beisl

15-minutes walk to Glacis Beisl

Monday, Sep 18
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm CEST

Dinner at Glacis Beisl

Room A
Tuesday, Sep 19
8:00 am – 9:00 am CEST

Good morning & Check-In

Room A
Tuesday, Sep 19
11:00 am – 11:30 am CEST

Digital transformation KPIs - How do you measure success?

Delphine Bradshaw-Nguyen, Medtronic
Room A
Tuesday, Sep 19
11:30 am – 12:00 pm CEST

Escaping the dark side: how to predict consumer needs and determine behaviour patterns based on metadata

Innovative Audience Targeting with Geo-Tracking and App Usage Data  

Joerg Schudrowitz, BSH Home Appliances Group
Room A
Tuesday, Sep 19
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm CEST

Leadership: Building inclusive and diverse communities

Building inclusive and diverse communities require a commitment to shared leadership, transparency, accountability and sensitivity to cultural and contextual realities that affect everyone in the online as well as offline space. Current global shifts towards more hybrid work environments and a greater reliance on digital communications challenge leaders to transform their approach from traditional hierarchical corporate cultures to a more flexible, democratic and sustainable methodology that ensures that every individual feels seen, appreciated and remains engaged and motivated for the best organisational outcomes.

Felicity Sibindi, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Room A
Tuesday, Sep 19
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm CEST

GF on Instagram

GF's Instagram journey and new segmentation content strategy, which is applied to further social media channels too.

Claudio Corvaglia, Georg Fischer

Agenda and locations subject to changes

Sarah Sunderbrink
Sarah SunderbrinkTeamlead Social Media at zooplus
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The 2-day conference was packed with learnings and great networking opportunities. I will sooo be there next year to watch another set of informative, engaging and entertaining presentations while networking with smart digital/content marketeers!
Cat Lewis
Cat Lewis@cat_lewis
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The Digital Leadership Forum has been an incredibly valuable development opportunity for me and contributed lots towards my professional development. Incredibly well organised, superb networking and such a supportive and professional team. Highly recommended!
Delphine Bradshaw-Nguyen
Delphine Bradshaw-NguyenEMEA E-Commerce Customer experience manager at Medtronic
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Digital technology changes so fast... To help you learn best practices from quality professionals, Advatera is a great network. The Digital Leadership Forum is the highlight of the year too!
Xeniya Shilina
Xeniya ShilinaSenior Internal Communication Program Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Medtronic
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Two days filled with insights & learnings & new connections. I didn't realise how much I missed taking part in face-to-face meet-ups until I set my foot in Vienna this week.
Mark Battcock
Mark BattcockDigital Communication Director at Imerys
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Excellent time at the Digital Leadership Forum this week in Vienna, spoke to so many inspiring people from all over Europe and the bonus: a big "real-life" gathering at last! Great workshops & presentations all around but we further expanded our minds with a tour in the Albertina museum and some beautiful piano music for the closing.
Johannes Eichin
Johannes EichinEndress+Hauser Group
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It was a well organized event with a great mix of valuable input, exchange and culture. #greate #event in a #beautiful #city 🚀❤️
Jane Piper
Jane Piper@JanePiperPipsy
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A very enjoyable conference with a good mix of practical case studies from companies and thought provoking ideas. Small enough (100-200) to meet most of the people and enjoy good conversations.
Mareike Braun
Mareike BraunProgram Manager Digitalization at Linde Engineering
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The Advatera team did a great job bringing together a really interesting crowd! A reminder of why in-person events still matter: you learn as much from chats between sessions and over dinner as you do from the sessions themselves.

Monday evening we invite you to an exclusive guided tour of the Austrian National Library. Afterwards we meet for a get-together at Glacis Beisl, a traditional Viennese restaurant at Museumsquartier.

Picture: © Österreichische Nationalbibliothek/Hloch

Join us...

Register below for the Digital Leadership Forum on September 18-19, 2023. The hybrid conference is held at House of Engineers, a prestigious Viennese city palace, and can also be attended online.

Covid regulations: Since official Corona rules change regularly, they will be communicated to all on-site participants shortly before the event.  Regardless of this, we ask everyone to act responsibly and in case of sickness or a positive test result, not to show up on-site but to participate online. There is a constant exchange of air via the ventilation system with fresh outside air. Hygienic measures are implemented.

Currently there are no specific restrictions on entering Austria from most countries, but please check with your airline and here

Address of conference venue:

Haus der Ingenieure (House of engineers)

Eschenbachgasse 9
1010 Vienna

Hotel suggestion:

Motel One Staatsoper



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