How Swiss is creating customer proximity with digital solutions
Practical examples: Case example Swiss International Air Lines
The Swiss Focus session concentrates on the digitisation of the airline industry. Luca Graf, Head of Online Sales and the digital competence centre at Swiss, will provide exclusive insights into digital platform development at Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Swiss. He shows which disruptors will bring about lasting changes to the aviation industry – and how the airlines will react to them. However, digitisation is influencing not only the company's own business model, but also customer expectations. This always has to be taken into consideration when implementing a digital strategy. The industrial engineer Luca Graf presents challenges and possible solutions relating to all aspects of digital transformation and explains why he is not looking for inspiration at other airlines, but at online merchants such as Amazon or Airbnb.
Digitise or die! How (industrial) companies are mastering the digital transformation
Practical examples: Klöckner, SMS Group, Putzmeister and Siegwerk
In the focus session, the entrepreneur Philipp Herrmann talks about the dos and don’ts of digital transformation. Based on concrete practical examples of companies like Klöckner, SMS Group, Putzmeister and Siegwerk, he shows which methods are promising and which approaches are guaranteed to fail. Philipp Herrmann, the founder & CEO of etventure, has been involved in digital projects for SMEs and groups for many years in various industrial sectors, including chemicals, mechanical and plant engineering, the building materials industry as well as logistics. He focuses on start-up innovation methods, radical user orientation and the development of digital business models in a “secure environment.” Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for an unfiltered and challenging session.
Ready for Industry 4.0 with smart factory logistics
Practical examples: Bossard
The Bossard focus session focuses on the digitisation of the management of C- and B-parts along the supply chains of industrial companies. Peter Kammüller, the CEO of Bossard Schweiz, will use concrete examples to show how smart logistics solutions increase production efficiency while at the same time reducing process costs. Urs Güttinger, the head of Smart Factory Logistics at Bossard, will talk about smart factories. He will explain how Bossard embraced the digital age early on, where the company finds itself now, and where it is heading. The hardware and software of the systems has already been in use for many years. It is constantly being provided with new features and developed further ,and it is ready for Industry 4.0. Companies taking their first steps towards a smart factory and Industry 4.0 will therefore undoubtedly be inspired by Bossard's experiences.
Practical examples: dorma+kaba, V-Zug, Belimo
Robots, the Internet of Things and Big Data. Everyone seems to be talking about these terms at present with regard to the digital transformation. We all know that digitisation is progressing at unstoppable speed. The manufacturing industry was very quick to plunge into the digital world. It was the only way to safeguard value creation in Switzerland. However, these developments are almost invisible to consumers. This is the starting point for the Industry 2025 focus session. We want to show how traditional industrials are moving towards digital business models. Participants will learn to understand the conditions of the digital world. Swiss industrials dorma+kaba, V-Zug and Belimo will use concrete examples to demonstrate their strategy for sustainable success.