Raphael von Hoensbroech

Managing Director, Konzerthaus Berlin

Conductor, Violinist & Manager

From summer 2018, Dr. Raphael von Hoensbroech will be the General and Artistic Director at the Konzerthaus Dortmund after being Managing Director of the Konzerthaus Berlin for five years, an organization with more than 200 employees and 650 events a year. Previously, he was principal with The Boston Consulting Group where he gained business insight into various corporates and their leadership cultures. For several years, Raphael was also active as conductor and he played the violin since early childhood. Versed in leadership from both the business and the artistic perspective, he brings together years of experience from the different worlds of management into his workshops. There he works with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra among many others.



Nicole Brandes

New Leadership Expert

International Executive Coach

Nicole Brandes is a sought-after, international management coach, book author and partner of the Future Institute and is seen as an important thought leader in Europe. The former manager has an extraordinary background: She has been working with the most powerful and influential people in the world for over 15 years. She started her career as a delegate in an executive leadership team, has changed the culture in several well-known companies and has won numerous marketing prizes. She has lead Queen Silvia of Sweden’s non-for-profit organization. In 1998, she managed the onsite assistance after the airplane crash in Halifax when she realized that people must be the number one priority for successful leadership. Since then she has been advocating for the human aspect, especially in this digital era.


Sarah Bernuit

Digital Strategy & iX Growth Platform Leader for Europe

Sarah Bernuit has over 20 years of experience in consulting with a focus on innovative technology solutions and shaping transformational deals, with deep financial services and life sciences expertise. She also has experience in General Management as well as in the fields of Marketing and Account Management. A passion of hers is developing young talent and increasing the diversity in IBM’s business. She also likes to call herself a mix of Christine Lagarde and David Guetta – watch her on stage and find out why.


Martina Mara

Professor of Robopsychology

Johannes Kepler University Linz

Martina Mara is a leading expert on Human-Robot relationships and the world's first Professor of Robophychology.  Her lab at the Johannes Kepler University Linz explores how autonomous machines should look like, behave, and communicate in order to establish comfortable interaction experiences for varying target groups.  Martina earned her doctorate at the University of Koblenz-Landau's Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education with a dissertation on anthropomorphic machines.  She regularly speaks at international conferences and she writes about social impacts of emerging technologies in her weekly tech column "Schöne Neue Welt" (Brave New World).  As a member of the Austrian Council for Robotics, she advices the Austrian government in establishing a strategy for the application of robotics and artificial intelligence.





The Hosts of the interactive streams


Wiener Konzerthaus

The Wiener Konzerthaus is one of the largest and  most artistically progressive institutions in international musical life.  during the course of a season, which extends from September to June, some 750 wide-ranging events take place and more than 600,000 visitors can listen to around 2,500 different compositions.  With this comprehensive and varied selection, the Wiener Konzerthaus - together with the Vienna State Opera House and the Musikverein - is central to Vienna's reputation as one of the world's leading music capitals.



“For people who create”

Whether it is a matter of furniture, facades or interior fittings, FunderMax is always to be found at the interface between ideas and materials. They understand architects, processors and the furniture industry – as well as the genuine decision-makers: their customers.  They think about the issues, develop the products and create them. Their strength lies in well thought out wood-based materials and compact laminates. They see themselves as a production facility, a service partner and a design laboratory.


Siemens Austria

Siemens Austria is one of the leading technology companies of the country. In total around 10,300 employees work for Siemens in Austria. Sales in the 2017 fiscal year amounted to 3.4 billion euros. The business activities focus on the areas electrification, automation and digitalization. In essence this includes systems and services for power generation, transmission and distribution as well as energy efficient products and solutions for production, transportation and building technologies and technologies for high-quality and integrated healthcare. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. Automation technologies, software and data analytics play a major role in these areas. With its six plants, globally active competence centers and regional expertise in every single Federal Province, Siemens Austria significantly contributes to the local value add. With around 11,000 suppliers – roughly 6,900 of these are based in Austria – the purchasing volume of the Siemens AG Österreich from outside suppliers itself amounted to more than 1 billion euros in the past fiscal year. Siemens Austria not only holds the business responsibility for the local market, but also for 18 additional countries in the region Central and Eastern Europe as well as for Israel.





EFQM - Vinciane Beauduin


Quality Austria - Michaela Drascher


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