Building the Intelligent Organization
Unlocking the Potential of AI
Munich | 15-16 May

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“AI will be bigger than electricity or fire […] AI is probably the most important thing humans have ever worked on. When you think about a lot of problems in the world, we typically have a constraint on resources. AI for the first time offers a different construct.” – Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a fast-moving technology with a long road ahead of it. For all its surrounding hype, AI is still in its infancy, and remains far from its ultimate destiny as a fully realized facsimile of human intelligence capable of complex, contextual reasoning and strategic decision-making.

But, AI is improving. And fast.

AI Is Going Mainstream

Until very recently, AI research was kept largely under the radar, and confined to big technology companies. But today, AI is a business necessity when it comes to understanding and analysing valuable data. Aside from dealing with data, AI is now used by companies across the spectrum to automate processes, detect fraud, respond to customer queries and carry out menial, but important, administrative tasks.

The emergence of a technology that teaches machines to think like people has vast implications for individual workers, businesses, industries, and, more broadly, the global economy.

Backed by billions in investment capital and top-flight tech talent around the world, AI will continue to fulfil its transformative potential over the next decade or so. Companies that start preparing today will position themselves to thrive in an environment redefined by AI. The good news is that companies still have time for a deliberate, strategic AI transformation.

What AI Success Looks Like

Successful companies will let business strategy lead AI deployment, not the other way around. They will focus on what their business needs, not what the technology can do. Most importantly, they will understand the extent of organizational change required as automation supplants human employees across the enterprise. Companies need new capabilities, structures, and processes to meet a new set of challenges brought on by widespread AI adoption.

Join us in May 2018 in Munich for the Digital Business Forum, where we will discuss with business leaders, innovators, and academics the challenges, applications, implications, and opportunities that AI presents for building a truly intelligent organization.

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Day 1: Tuesday, May 15

Introducing the Applicability of AI
Co-Hosted with Microsoft

16:30 – 17:00

Client registration commences

17:00 – 17:15

Opening Remarks

17:15 – 18:30

AI Use Cases presented by Microsoft

19:00 – 19:45

Presentations and Panel discussion: Impact of AI on Traditional Business Models

19:45 – 20:30

Drinks Reception & Flying Buffet

Day 2: Wednesday, May 16

Building the Intelligent Organization

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and Test Lab

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 – 10:00

Keynote: AI & The World at 2025

10:00 – 10:30

Introducing the AI disruptors and Innovators

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Presentations & Panel: Enhancing the Customer Experience through AI/Digital Technologies


12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and Test Lab

13:30 – 15:00

Workshops: Industry & Functional Deep-Dives

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00

Keynote: AI Ushering in the Era of Exploration and Experimentation

16:00 – 17:30

Presentations & Panel: The Role of Leadership in an Automated World

17:30 – 17:45

Wrap Up

17:45 – 18:30

Closing Drinks Reception

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Speakers and Hosts

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Digital Ecosystem Partners

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Sofitel Bayerpost Munich

Bayerstraße 12, 80335 Munich, Germany



Please note that due to high demand to attend this event, both days will now be held at the Sofitel Bayerpost Munich Hotel.




Due to high demand, our negotiated room block at the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost Hotel is now fully utilized. The hotel can still be contacted directly for accommodation requests. Rates quoted will be subject to availability.

Other hotels in close proximity that you may wish to consider include:



For further information about the Digital Business Forum, or to request an invitation to our DBF event in Munich, please email

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