Announcing Agendas & Speakers for the Celonis Superfluid World Tour!
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Announcing Agendas & Speakers for the Celonis Superfluid World Tour!

Maria Scurry
by Maria Scurry
September 24, 2019
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See the Lineup of Sessions and Speakers: Al Gore, Tom Davenport, Matthias Horx, Christian Baudis, Celonis Customers, and More!

Weโ€™ve been counting down the days to the Superfluid World Tour! And now, weโ€™re thrilled to announce the lineup of speakers for each of the eight World Tour cities. The agendas are jam-packed with incredible content: get inspired by incredible Keynote speakers, hear real-life stories of Process Mining in action from industry leaders, and gain hands-on Celonis experience through how-to sessions and expert tutorials.

The agendas for the different Tour stops are now posted on each cityโ€™s page. Choose your city below to see whatโ€™s on the agenda, and scroll down to see all of the Keynote and customer speakers.

Agendas by City

Atlanta, GA, USA Agenda for Tuesday, October 22

New York City, NY, USA Agenda for Thursday, October 24

Frankfurt, Germany Agenda for Tuesday, October 29

Chicago, IL, USA Agenda for Wednesday, October 30

Cologne, Germany Agenda for Tuesday, November 5

Munich, Germany Agenda for Tuesday, November 12

San Francisco, CA, USA Agenda for Thursday, November 14

London, England Agenda for Tuesday, November 19

Special Guest Keynote Speakers

US Tour Keynote Speakers

Al Gore

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Keynote Speaker at World Tour San Francisco

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.โ€™s board of directors.

Tom Davenport

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Keynote Speaker at World Tour New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco

Tom Davenport is the Presidentโ€™s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He has written or edited twenty books and over 250 print or digital articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, and many other publications. He earned his Ph.D from Harvard University and has taught at the Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, the Tuck School of Business, Boston University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Europe Tour Keynote Speakers

Matthias Horx

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Keynote Speaker at World Tour Cologne

Matthias Horx has been the trend researcher in the German-speaking world for many years. His lectures impress and inspire young and old alike. His journalistic work extends over a period of 25 years, during which he has published numerous bestsellers.

Born in Dรผsseldorf in 1955, Matthias Horx studied sociology in the 1970s and embarked on a career as a journalist in the 1980s. He worked as an editor and author for TEMPO, MERIAN and DIE ZEIT. Following the "Trendbรผros" in Hamburg, which he initiated, he founded "das ZUKUNFTSINSTITUT" in 1996, a company which is dedicated to the representation and analysis of fundamental future developments in everyday culture, business and society, which has since achieved great popularity.

Horx lives with his wife and their children in Vienna, where he also works and researches. His Future Institute in Frankfurt has developed into the most renowned think tanks of German trend and future research. Since 2007, Matthias Horx has been teaching scientific trend and futurology as a registered lecturer at Zeppelin University on Lake Constance.

Christian Baudis

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Keynote Speaker at World Tour Munich

Christian Baudis is a digital entrepreneur, futurist and former head of Google Germany. He has successfully founded several European start-ups and worked for over 20 years in leading CEO positions in the European media and Internet industry. He is also curator of the Goethe Business School (GBS) in Frankfurt a.M., advisory board member and guest lecturer of the MBA for digital transformation offered there.

Christian Baudis advises international investors and companies on their digital strategy and is a well-known keynote speaker. He has been voted Germany's Top Internet & Media Manager several times and has been awarded well-known prizes in the digital industry. He studied International Management at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. Christian speaks five languages fluently.

He recently founded My Digital. My Digital is a digital innovation company that helps companies successfully manage digital transformation. It is divided into three business divisions: My Digital Business (Companies & Organisations), My Digital Start-Up (Start-Ups & Investments) & My Digital Future (Labs & Innovations).

Rob Koplowitz

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Keynote Speaker at World Tour London

Rob Koplowitz is Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving Application Development and Delivery Professionals at Forrester. His research focuses on digital process automation as well as artificial intelligence and cognitive computing.

Rob returned to Forrester after leading IBMโ€™s strategy for integrating Watson into the companyโ€™s collaboration services. Rob brings many years of experience in enterprise software consulting, product marketing, product management, and strategy. Prior to IBM, he was a vice president, principal analyst with Forrester where he was a leader in collaboration and enterprise social research.

Before that, he was a director of product management with Microsoft, where he played a strategic role with Duet, a joint initiative brought to market with SAP. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was a senior director of product marketing with Oracle, where he focused on Oracleโ€™s content, collaboration, portal, and business intelligence offerings. He also spent 15 years in consulting working for Lotus/IBM and other global software services firms with a focus on corporate collaboration.

Customer Speakers



Tuesday, October 22 At the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot 5 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Jefferey Cowan, Senior Director of Continuous Improvment, GE Power Session: "Driving Cultural Change: Leading a Data-Driven Process Transformation at GE Power"

Amit Sawhney, Vice President of Global Process Engineering, Dell Technologies Session: โ€œThe Power of Reducing Friction: Dell Technologies is Driving Customer Satisfaction as well as Operational Efficienciesโ€

New York

New York City

Tuesday, October 24 At Union West 535 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

Charinna Kelso, System Integration Manager Lockheed Martin Session: โ€œCustomer Keynoteโ€

Caroline Maraval, Global Process Owner Source-to-Settle Merck

Winni Hessel, Partner & Owner Enowa LLC Session: โ€œStripping Out the Friction in Financeโ€

Barbara Infante, Director, Business Process & Data Insights Becton Dickinson (BD)

Comcast Session: โ€œLowering Inventory: Now We Have Less, and Lose Lessโ€

Andrew Struthers-Kennedy, Managing Director Proviti Session: โ€œImproving Audits and Complianceโ€



Tuesday, October 29

Thomas Preisendรถrfer, Head of Group Operational Excellence Dรถhler

Tobias Grau, Head of Finance Stadtwerke Essen

Dirk Petrautzki, Head of Business Organization Nรผrnberger Versicherungen



Wednesday, October 30 At the Hotel Fairmont Chicago - Millenium Park 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Chimnay Trivedi, Treasurer GE Healthcare Session: โ€œGE Healthcareโ€™s Success Story with Celonisโ€

Kris Cherukuri, Director of Enterprise Systems Sysmex Session: โ€œHow Sysmex Accelerates Innovation and Optimizes Working Capitalโ€



Tuesday, November 5 At The New Yorker | Harbor Club HafenstraรŸe 4, 51063 Kรถln, Germany

Jan Fuhr, Manager of Process Mining Fresenius Kabi

Johannes Eigner & Paul Strunz, Head of Procurement Analytics & Development WienIT

Marcus Gropp, Managing Director Klรถckner

Egemen Lipinski, Senior Vice President, Corporate Audit Uniper

Peter Tasev, Senior Vice President & Head of Digitalization Finance Deutsche Telekom

Sebastian Lรผcke Innogy



Tuesday, November 12 At the MรœNCHEN HOCH5 GmbH AtelierstraรŸe 10, 81671 Mรผnchen, Germany

Andreas Zehent, Product Owner Global Business Process Excellence & Automation Adidas Session: โ€œHow Adidas Achieved Frictionless Finance with Celonis

Peter Neumรผller, Senior Project Manager BELIMO Session: โ€œRPA Success Begins with Process Miningโ€

Daniel Lubos, Head of Data Science Plansee Session: โ€œHow We Removed Friction from Our Finance Processesโ€

Andreas Hink, Chief Digital Officer, and Jonas Bandick, Team Lead, Customer Analytics & Reporting Magazine zum Globus

San Francisco

San Francisco

Thursday, November 14 At Bespoke, Located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre 845 Market St Suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94103

Kal Kuchimanchi, Director of Global Strategy, Central Operations & Customer Service Uber Session: โ€œCustomer Keynoteโ€

Lars Reinkemeyer, Global Process Mining Lead Siemens Session: โ€œLeveraging Process Mining on Siemens Digital Transformation Journeyโ€

Shail Khiyara, Customer Experience Officer, UiPath


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Tuesday, November 19 At Sea Containers 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD, United Kingdom

Maxime Barthelemy, Audit IT Senior Manager Saint-Gobain

Jacob Vissier, Operational Coordinator Engie




Register to Experience the Superfluid Enterprise in Your City

Donโ€™t miss your chance to see industry leaders and Process Mining pioneers at one of our free, one-day events in a city near you. Hurry โ€“ spots are limited and filling up fast!

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Maria Scurry
Maria Scurry
Vice President, Global Communications, Celonis

Maria is Vice President of Global Communications at Celonis.

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