01 INTRO

Summit
2018

Build better digital products.

Learn from Europe's greatest minds at the intersection of tech, design and business.

Cologne, November 13, 2018 Get your Ticket
500+ Attendees
30+ Top Speakers
25+ Fireside Chats
2 Panels
02 ABOUT

About

Digitale Leute Summit is a full day event for digital professionals in tech, design and product. The Summit provides deep insights from international top speakers and companies at a thrilling location in Cologne, Germany. Up to 500 attendees will listen to over 30 speakers on three stages in panels, fireside chats and in-depth interviews about how to build better digital products.

 

In our interviews we provide deep insights into the tools, tactics and methods of professionals developing digital products in large scale environments. Learn how these individuals and organisations find unique solutions to their digital challenges and get pragmatic advice for your daily work.

 

Evening Event

Spend time networking with inspiring thinkers and doers during this one day event. We close the day with digital art, streetfood, drinks and live music at our product garden in the main hall.

 

Pre-Conference Workshops

One day before our Summit, we offer three amazing 1-day Pre-Conference Workshops. Learn how to be a lateral leader or how to do effective product discoveries.

03 SPEAKERS

Speakers

Beril Guvendik Maples

Head of UX Design for Google Analytics

Empathy & Design

Beril believes in strongly collaborative teams, which she coaches to use the user empathy and design experimentation. She works on fostering an engaging, challenging, fun work environment. Her philosophy: Happy teams design and build better products.

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Beril Guvendik Maples

Head of UX Design for Google Analytics

Empathy & Design

Beril believes in strongly collaborative teams, which she coaches to use the user empathy and design experimentation. She works on fostering an engaging, challenging, fun work environment. Her philosophy: Happy teams design and build better products.

Google
Dr. Jessica Kirkpatrick

Data Scientist Slack, previously Microsoft

Data Science at Slack

Jessica earned a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley. Today, instead of finding patterns in the structure of the universe, she spends her time finding patterns in the behaviors of people in order to make technology work better.

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Dr. Jessica Kirkpatrick

Data Scientist Slack, previously Microsoft

Data Science at Slack

Jessica earned a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley. Today, instead of finding patterns in the structure of the universe, she spends her time finding patterns in the behaviors of people in order to make technology work better.

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Chris Long

Product Growth booking.com, previously Shopify

Product and Growth

The Canadian is part of the product team at Booking. Previously he was a product and growth leader at Shopify. He’s always excited to find unique ways to connect his experience in development, product management, and growth.

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Chris Long

Product Growth booking.com, previously Shopify

Product and Growth

The Canadian is part of the product team at Booking. Previously he was a product and growth leader at Shopify. He’s always excited to find unique ways to connect his experience in development, product management, and growth.

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Jason Harmon

Chief Technology Officer
Typeform, previously PayPal

Platforms & APIs

As member of the OpenAPI technical community Jason is passionate about educating engineers and business folks about APIs. At Typeform he is currently focused on shaping Typeform’s products and tools for developers and the global partner strategy.

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Jason Harmon

Chief Technology Officer
Typeform, previously PayPal

Platforms & APIs

As member of the OpenAPI technical community Jason is passionate about educating engineers and business folks about APIs. At Typeform he is currently focused on shaping Typeform’s products and tools for developers and the global partner strategy.

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Katrin Elise Dreyer

Agile Lead Zalando, previously ImmobilienScout24

Psychology & Team Spirit

As a business psychologist Katrin focuses on conditions which help teams to solve complex problems in an open, creative and encouraging work environment.

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Katrin Elise Dreyer

Agile Lead Zalando, previously ImmobilienScout24

Psychology & Team Spirit

As a business psychologist Katrin focuses on conditions which help teams to solve complex problems in an open, creative and encouraging work environment.

Zalando
Brian Dammeir

Head of Product, Adyen

Peter Sunna

Head of Product, Contentful

Carsten Dolch

Founder & CTO, Foxbase

Daniel Schneider

Oetker Digital,
former Head of Product Zalando

Maya Kidron

Senior Product Manager, SAP

Fabian Kothe

CTO/CPO, real.digital

Andreas Kwiatkowski

CEO SoundReply,
former Head of Mobile Trivago

Timo Derstappen

Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Giant Swarm

Limor Hadas-Sonnenschein

Mobile Apps Product Lead Breuninger, former Blacklane & Babbel

Nikkel Blaase

Senior Product Designer, Xing

Benjamin Grimm

Senior Director .com Experience & Optimization, Adidas

Tim Herbig

Product Lead, konversionsKRAFT, former Product Manager Xing

Jyrki Vanamo

Head of Design Holvi, former CDO Wanderfeel

Kay Kazemi

Technical Conceptor Torben, Lucie und die gelbe Gefahr

Christian Wöhlke

Product Manager FinLeap, previously Rocket Internet

Kerstin Neumann

Product Owner Auxmoney

Tanja Oberst

UX Consultant DB Systel,
previously SAP Labs

Martin Lawrence

Product Owner Zalando

David Yasli

CPO eCom Rewe Digital

Dominique Willieme

Directeur de la stratégie numérique Arte

Niels Anhalt

Unit Director Nexum

Moritz Heiber

DevOps Birth Assistant ThoughtWorks

Oliver Schmitt

VP Sales & Digitalisation Eurowings

Frederik Born

Founder & CEO, quintly

Felix Dahlke

CTO Eyeo GmbH

04 SPONSORS

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

05 SCHEDULE

Schedule

Product
Tech
UX
STAGE 1
Main Hall
STAGE 2
Café
STAGE 3
Gallery
November 13th

Conference Start

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome by Digitale Leute Team

9:10 - 9:20

Welcome by Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne

9:20 - 10:05

How it's done: Product Development at Scale (EN)

Panel discussion with Jason Harmon (Typeform), Brian Dammeir (Adyen) & Peter Sunna (Contentful).

10:15 - 10:45

How to find patterns in people's behaviour (EN)

Jessica Kirkpatrick, Data Scientist, Slack

Product development in a FinTech company builder

Christian Wöhlke, Product Manager, finleap

How to conduct better Product Discoveries in your daily work

Nikkel Blaase, Senior Product Designer Xing

10:55 - 11:25

Startup Panel: Bootstrapped Product Development

Voice Interfaces in its early days

Andreas Kwiatkowski, SoundReply

Customer Centricity in FinTech

Kerstin Neumann, Product Owner, auxmoney

11:35 - 12:05

Ask me anything (EN)

Jason Harmon, Chief Technology Officer, typeform

Challenges of aligning product teams with customers

Kay Kazemi, Konzeptor TLGG

Self-organizing product teams

Timo Derstappen, Founder and CTO Giant Swarm

12:15 - 12:45

Growth Hacking at scale (EN)

Chris Long, Product & Growth, booking.com

Brand Development meets Customer Experience

Niels Anhalt, Unit Director Interaktion, Nexum AG

How to make DevOps work in cross functional teams

Moritz Heiber, DevOps Birth Assistant, Thoughtworks

12:45 - 14:00

LUNCH

14:10 - 14:40

Ask me anything

Brian Dammeir, Head of Product Adyen

Life as a remote product owner (EN)

Limor Hadas-Sonnenschein, Product Owner Mobile Apps, Breuninger

Strategies for new media content distribution (EN)

Dominique Willieme, Chief Digitale Officer, arte

14:50 - 15:20

How to design paperless banking (EN)

Jyrki Vanamo, Head of Design, HOLVI

Future of Healthcare Apps (EN)

Maya Kidron, Senior Product Manager, SAP Health Innovation Hub

Lateral leadership in product management

Tim Herbig, konversionsKRAFT

15:30 - 16:00

How do we do digital transformation at Oetker

Daniel Schneider, Head of Oetker Digital Factory

How to maintain agile principles in large product organisations

Katrin Elise Dreyer, Agile Lead Zalando

Why combine the CTO & CPO role?

Fabian Kothe, CTO/CPO, real Digital

16:10 - 16:40

Ask me anything

Peter Sunna, Head of Product Contentful

How to build a digital company from scratch

Oliver Schmitt, VP Sales & Digitalisation, Eurowings

Team culture as success factor

David Yasli, CPO, REWE Digital

16:50 - 17:20

Building profitable services in a radically agile company

Martin Lawrence, Product Owner, Zalando

Scaling product teams for eCommerce

Benjamin Grimm, Senior Director Experience & Optimization, adidas

How Lean UX helps you to stay close to the user needs

Tanja Oberst, UX Consultant & Moderator, DB Systel

17:30 - 18:15

Digitale Leute Interview: UX Design for highly complex digital products (EN)

Beril Maples, Head of UX, Google Analytics

19:00 - 1:00

Evening Event powered by ART@TECH

Spend time networking with inspiring thinkers and doers during this one day event. We close the day with digital art, streetfood, drinks and live music at our product garden in the main hall.

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Location
07 LOCATION

Balloni Hall

Ehrenfeldgürtel 88-94
50823 Köln – Germany

 

 

The Summit will take place in the historic crane factory at Cologne’s heart of the cultural vibrant quarter Ehrenfeld, North Rhine Westphalia.

Balloni Hall

Köln-Ehrenfeld

Location

Ehrenfeldgürtel 88-94, 50823 Köln

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