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Virtual IIoT Think (&Do) Tank: The information-action fallacy - Balancing planning and action
Date And Time
Thursday, 25 March 2021
10:00 - 12:00
UTC +1:00
Online (Zoom)
Event Type
Networking Sessions

Balancing collecting information with taking action is difficult, and one often wrongly expects information to lead to action. In corporate innovation, both strong bias towards action and strong bias towards planning can prove to be quite harmful. How, then, can a balance between these two best be achieved? 

We will discuss strategies and success cases for firms to navigate these conflicting priorities during our next virtual Industrial IoT Think (& Do) Tank on Thursday, March 25th, 2021. Here, we invite digital-savvy executives from industrial companies, start-ups, and technology providers from a variety of industries in the German-speaking countries and China to learn from one another and obtain insights and inspiration for their respective fields.


After an introductory keynote by Joachim Pawlik, Founder & Managing Director of PAWLIK Consultants, a large part of the event will be devoted to facilitated breakout sessions, allowing participants to create solutions for their own challenges. 



Date & time: Thursday, March 25th, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CET)  

Language: English

Location: Online via Zoom. You will receive dial-in details after registration

Participation in the event is free of charge, but only possible by personal invitation.  

Select invited organizations: Bosch, BayWa, BMW, Zeiss, Trumpf, MunichRE, Henkel, TÜV SÜD, ABB, Fosun, Huawei, Alibaba Cloud, TeamViewer, Infineon, Kinexon, Konux, Proglove, Navvis, Cybus, Wingcopter


In order to enable a targeted and efficient exchange, we limit the number of participants to a maximum of 25 people. 


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Live Keynote - Practical Insights from’s Data-driven Business Model
Date And Time
Thursday, 19 November 2020
16:00 - 17:00
UTC +1:00
Online (Zoom)
Event Type
Speaker Sessions

Data-based business models are becoming increasingly relevant. Companies use technical progress to use their data not only to improve their products and services, but also for the targeted development of new business models. Despite the enormous popularity of this topic, only a few companies have so far achieved the success they are striving for in this domain. 

One of the companies that has already achieved success in this area is Dr. Stefan Bornemann, COO of, will share his experiences at and his general insights into the topic of data-driven business models during this live keynote on November 19th. At the end of the session, there will be extensive time for Q&A with the audience.  


This event is hosted by IoT One and Excubate, in cooperation with the Asia Digital Alliance. 

Virtual Industrial IoT Think (&Do) Tank
Date And Time
Thursday, 24 September 2020
15:00 - 17:00
UTC +2:00
Event Type
Networking Sessions

Data-based business models are becoming more and more relevant. Companies use technical progress to make the data they have collected usable not only with a view to improving the products and services they offer, but also to target new and further development of business models. Despite the strong presence of the topic in public debate, so far only a few companies have actually succeeded in realizing the proclaimed promises. 


We at IoT One, Excubate, and the Asia Digital Alliance therefore believe that a focused exchange of digital-savvy executives from industrial companies, start-ups and technology companies can greatly help decision-makers to clarify important questions on this topic.


After an introductory short keynote by Dr. Stefan Bornemann, COO at, you can become active in breakout sessions with other participants and create solutions for your personal challenges. 





Dr. Stefan Bornemann (COO, 

Practical Insights from's data-driven business model


Peer-to-Peer sharing workshops in small groups


Presentation of workshop results 


Final sharing 



Interactive Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions


  • How can companies develop new business models by utilizing the data they collect?                       
  • Which types of data does a business need to collect to improve its existing processes, products or services?
  • What parameters influence the value of the collected data? 
  • How can companies ensure security and accessibility of the data collected by them? 



This event is hosted by IoT One and Excubate, and co-hosted by the Asia Digital Alliance.


Please note that this event is limited to 25 participants. Upon registration, we will contact you to let you know whether your registration has been approved successfully. 

Industrial Innovation Summit 工业数字化创新峰会
Date And Time
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
13:30 - 18:00
UTC +8:00
上海市黄浦区南京西路398号, 明天广场机遇中心2楼
Event Type









* 从嘉宾的焦点分享中,发现哪些是当今技术上可能的、哪些是财务上可投资的

* 在热烈的小组讨论中,与同行分享见解及面临的挑战,探讨最佳实践

* 拓展商业人脉,探索创新合作和业务机会



峰会日程 Agenda


13:30  参会者签到

14:00  开幕致辞

14:05  AI驱动制造业智能化升级

           西云数据制造业资深行业总监  盛涛 

14:35  基于Amazon Sagemaker的工业质检方案

           中科创达产品总监  杨怀宇  

15:05  小组讨论

15:25  茶歇  

15:40  零代码为企业数字化赋予新生命

           悉息科技联合创始人  荆天为

16:10  工业物联网加快生产管理模式的革新

            亚控科技研发副总监  冯庆坤

16:40  小组讨论

17:00  茶歇 

17:15  圆桌访谈

17:45  鸡尾酒会




盛涛 西云数据制造业资深行业总监   



杨怀宇  中科创达产品总监 



荆天为  悉息科技联合创始人及首席营销官



冯庆坤  亚控科技研发副总监   


Accelerating Growth Through Venture Building
Date And Time
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
16:00 - 17:30
UTC +8:00
via Zoom Online Conferencing
Event Type
Workshops & Masterclasses

Why is it that only one out of nine companies achieve sustainable and profitable growth?


Join IoT ONE and Misha de Sterke, author ‘10X Growth Machine’ and Rani Saab, EMEA Business Zone Manager for Nestlé, for a discussion about "Accelerating Growth Through Venture Building" on August 26th.



Misha de Sterke is a Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Senior Partner at Innoleaps, a firm helping corporates to innovate and grow "The Startup Way”. 


During the session, Misha will discuss insights from his new book: "The 10X Growth Machine: How Companies Can Innovate, Scale and Win" by drawing on his work with Fortune 100 companies on "Growth Strategy & Venture Building".



  • Introductions
  • What problem should corporate venture-building solve?
  • Creating predictable timelines for go-to-market of new ideas 
  • Forecasting the scalability potential of ideas, for the immediate and near future
  • Leveraging existing channels when ready to scale
  • Eight lessons for success
  • Q&A

We look forward to seeing you there!

China-Europe Digital Exchange: Post-COVID19 Challenges & Opportunities
Date And Time
Friday, 31 July 2020
16:00 - 17:15
UTC +8:00
via Zoom Online Conferencing
Event Type
Networking Sessions

Join IoT ONE and the Digital China-Europe Network on July 31st for an executive roundtable discussion on the topic of "Post COVID-19 Challenges & Growth Opportunities in China".

China has utilized digital technologies to quickly control the COVID-19 pandemic and is the first major power to resume normal economic operations. It is now investing heavily in 'digital infrastructure' to stimulate short term growth in 2020-21 and to improve long-term productivity and technical competitiveness. 


This is a moderated peer-to-peer discussion. Guests from Chinese digital technologies companies are invited to join the discussion to share their unique insight into market dynamics in 2020. 


1. Introductions

2. How China has successfully used digital technologies to control COVID19 (10 minutes)
3. China's digital infrastructure stimulus: challenges and opportunities for multinationals (10 minutes)
4. Peer-to-peer roundtable exchange between participants (60 minutes)

Partners for Industry 4.0: Mittelstand Meets Israeli Tech Companies
Date And Time
Wednesday, 01 July 2020
10:00 - 11:00
UTC +2:00
Online ( via Zoom)
Event Type

On June 17th, German Mittelstand companies will have the chance to meet and partner with high-profile Israeli technology firms. Register now to save your spot!

The conference will feature keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Speakers and panelists include Saul Singer (author of 'Start-Up Nation', as well as Executives from Siemens, Henkel, and Maxion Wheels.

Access the full program and register here!



1st Virtual Industrial IoT Think (&Do) Tank
Date And Time
Thursday, 28 May 2020
15:00 - 17:00
UTC +2:00
Online (Zoom)
Event Type
Workshops & Masterclasses

In a practice-focused dialogue between digital-savvy executives of industrial companies, start-ups, established technology providers and investors, we will shed light on possible implications of COVID-19 for digital innovation efforts of industrial businesses. It is our goal to provide a safe space for business leaders to discuss digital innovation beyond COVID-19. In these times of heightened uncertainty, we believe there is great value for business leaders to participate in such an exchange on a peer-to-peer level.  



14:30  Welcome and participant introductions

15:00  Keynote

15:20  Q&A

15:30  Industrial AI – New Business Models for Growth beyond COVID-19

15:50  Q&A  

16:00  Break

16:15  Peer-to-Peer sharing workshops in small groups

17:00  Presentation of workshop results 

17:30  Final sharing

18:00  End of the event


Industrial IoT - Think (& Do) Tank - München
Date And Time
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
13:30 - 18:00
UTC +8:00
Smart Village, München
Event Type
Seminars or Half-day Events


  • Innovationen während der Rezession vorantreiben
  • Die Relevanz Chinas & Singapurs als Hubs für digitale Innovationen in der Industrie 
  • Lessons Learned beim Aufbau digitaler Geschäftsmodelle
  • Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Umsetzung KI-basierter Geschäftsmodelle

 Interaktive Peer-to-Peer Sharings

  • Effektive Co-Innovation / Cooptition
  • Entwicklung neuer digitalgestützter Geschäftsmodelle im Maschinenbau
  • Wertschöpfung durch digitale Innovation


13:30  Einlass und Begrüßung

14:00  Vorstellungsrunde

14:30  Innovationen während der Rezession vorantreiben

           Dr. Markus Anding, Founder und Managing Director, Excubate

14:40  Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Umsetzung KI-basierter                                               Geschäftsmodelle

           Dr. Wolfgang Faisst, Head of S/4 NEXT, SAP

14:50  Aufbau digitaler Geschäftsmodelle - Lessons Learned

           Tom Tischner, Former CEO, AXOOM

15:00  Singapur als strategisches Hub für Innovationen in Asien

           Matthias Roebel, Co-Founder und CEO, MING Labs

15:10  China als Sandbox für IIoT Business Modell Innovation 

           Michael Maeder,Managing Partner, IoT One

15:20  Pause

15:40  Peer-to-Peer Sharing Workshops in Kleingruppen

16:30  Pause

16:50  Präsentation der Workshop-Ergebnisse

 17:30  Final Sharing

18:00  Ende der Veranstaltung, danach gemeinsamer Transfer zum                                   Weihnachtsmarkt mit Essen und Glühwein