Digital Thinkers Forum

An exciting chance to learn about and discuss innovation and communication in a rapidly changing digital world that affects all aspects of our lives – from the secrets of US political campaigns to the innovation culture of Silicon Valley.

October 28, 2020 // 17:00 CET (12 pm EDT)

Innovate Faster, Communicate Smarter

As a Munich-based company we couldn’t accept the idea that October would pass by unnoticed (Have you heard of Oktoberfest?!), so we’ve planned a stunning virtual event with TV-famous speakers and attendees from all over the world.

We’ll host two keynotes – Julius van de Laar will take us on a strategic and communicative journey through the political landscape that currently dominates the news and Gerriet Danz will enlighten us with the conditions and success factors that allow Silicon Valley behemoths to stay innovative at scale.

Building on what we learn in the keynotes, we’ll have a lively discussion afterwards on what strategic innovation and communication mean to each of us and how our experiences differ in our industries, regions, and essentially in our lives.



Our breath-taking speakers


Julius van de Laar

Julius van de Laar is a political strategist and communications expert with strong campaigning experience, appearing frequently on TV and radio. He lectures at conferences and universities, gives workshops on campaigning, digital media, and messaging, and advises politicians and business leaders on strategic communication. During the 2008 and 2012 US Presidential elections, Julius van de Laar worked for Barack Obama’s winning campaigns.

As a best-selling author and lecturer at the Management School St. Gallen, Gerriet Danz examines the conditions in which people can think outside the box and innovate. As an innovation reporter for the Huffington Post and Hamburger Abendblatt, he blogs about his travels to Silicon Valley, where he explores the success factors of Facebook and Google among others, showing the opportunities for local companies to profit from this type of innovation culture.


Gerriet Danz

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