Daniel Delank

Daniel Delank

Global VP ITD-4Growth
T-Systems

Daniel Delank has been working in various functions of major IT companies such as Hewlett-Packard and T-Systems. At T-Systems, Daniel Delank started to work as an executive assistant for the Management Board. Since 2017 he holds the role of global vice president ITD-4Growth which is the global growth program of T-Systems International GmbH (IT Division). From 2009 on Daniel has given several courses as an external lecturer at various universities, such as the DHBW Stuttgart, the University of Hohenheim and the ESB in Reutlingen.
Prof. Dr. Peter Gentsch

Prof. Dr. Peter Gentsch

Consultant & Serial Entrepreneur

Peter Gentsch is a serial entrepreneur and expert in Digital Marketing, AI and Big Data. He is also the holder of the Chair for International Business Administration at Aalen University where he focuses on CRM, e-Business and Digital Intelligence. He is the author of numerous publications in Germany and internationally and a keynote speaker on the subjects of digital business transformation and innovation management.
Thomas Heigl

Thomas Heigl

Industry Market Development Manager Communications & Media
Microsoft Germany

Thomas is responsible for the huge ecosystem of media specific solutions running on the Microsoft cloud. He works with customers and partners helping to transform their business models into the digital era.
The relationship between man and machine is at least as complicated as fascinating so Thomas spent his whole professional life building bridges between users and technology. Working with the power of the biggest software company on the planet and a rapidly changing media industry Thomas has gained a lot of experiences with digital transformation projects.
Thomas Hoger

Thomas Hoger

Business & Product Development
3spin

Thomas is co-owner of 3spin, Germany's fastest growing digital provider (BVDW) and one of the top 20 creative agencies (PAGE), focusing on digital products used by brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Lufthansa and LEGO. Thomas is also an adjunct professor at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and has been teaching digital innovation for 7 years. For his work, he received a Clio Award and the “Deutscher Digital Award” among others. Before 3spin Thomas ran the digital department of Schaller & Partner, worked for New Zealand's Shift (acquired by Omnicom) and co-founded stellenbörse.de. He holds a Diploma in Media System Design and a Master’s Degree in Media Direction.
Ioulia Isserlis

Ioulia Isserlis

Co-Founder and CEO
Another World

Born in Moscow. Studied and worked in New York and Tel Aviv. Based in Berlin.
Ioulia Isserlis is the Co-Founder and CEO of AnotherWorld VR, a content and VR production studio that focuses on creating cinematic and narrative-driven VR experiences.
Before founding AnotherWorld, Ioulia worked in the fields of content creation, film production/post-production, print and online media management.
Since going full-time into creative VR production, she has overseen a variety of projects from historical drama to horror and worked with clients such as Microsoft and Nord Stream 2.
Aferdita Kastrati

Aferdita Kastrati

Brand Projects Manager
Merck Group

Aferdita Kastrati, Brand Projects Manager at Merck, is responsible for the company's global brand campaign.

Prior to that, she was responsible for measuring the success of Merck's communications activities, thus accompanying the reorientation of the brand's presence in 2015.
Giorgio Koppehele

Giorgio Koppehele

CEO
Magic Horizons
The brothers Giorgio and Martin Koppehele form, together with their wives Suna and Gabi, the producer and songwriter team AVENUE MUSIC. All created copyrights are bundled in their own music publishing company CLASSIC ARTS GMBH. Classic Arts is the economic producer of their productions.

They have been working for more than 25 years successfully in the entertainment business – especially in the sector of audiovisual media and kids entertainment.

Since 2013 they produce 360 degree Planetarium Shows for projection Planetariums in cooperation with Planetarium Hamburg. At the end of 2016 they started working intensively in producing high-end Virtual Reality Music Experiences with their new project: MAGIC HORIZONS – The Brighter Side of VR.
Martin Koppehele

Martin Koppehele

CEO
Magic Horizons
The brothers Giorgio and Martin Koppehele form, together with their wives Suna and Gabi, the producer and songwriter team AVENUE MUSIC. All created copyrights are bundled in
their own music publishing company CLASSIC ARTS GMBH. Classic Arts is the economic producer of their productions.

They have been working for more than 25 years successfully in the entertainment business – especially in the sector of audiovisual media and kids entertainment.
Since 2013 they produce 360 degree Planetarium Shows for projection Planetariums in cooperation with Planetarium Hamburg. At the end of 2016 they started working intensively in producing high-end Virtual Reality Music Experiences with their new project: MAGIC HORIZONS – The Brighter Side of VR.
Robert Overweg

Robert Overweg

VR Artist and Expert

Robert Overweg is an artist and expert in the field of Virtual Worlds. He guides some of the most leading international companies in making the digital transformation, using design and technology as a catalyst for this change. Robert gives lectures, creates art, offers guidance to companies with regards to concept development, strategy and the execution of this.
As an expert in Virtual Worlds, Robert’s VR expertise is in sports as well as in care. With Beyond Sports he creates VR solutions for professional sports teams. He is pioneering together with the Dutch National team, Ajax and others. With Beyond Care the focus is on making people’s lives better through Virtual Reality by improving treatments, reducing pain, or desensitising traumatic experiences through VR.
Matthias Pfaff

Matthias Pfaff

Professor for Virtual Design
University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Pfaff studied interior design and founded the virtual photography studio pixellab right after. Today he is Chief Innovation Officer at ZREALITY (Part of Digital Devotion Group), a VR/AR experience company based in Kaiserslautern and Luxembourg. As a specialist for virtual environments and 3D design he became professor of Virtual Design at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Prof. Matthias Pfaff is an internationally renowned expert and innovator in the field of Virtual Reality and Computer-generated Imagery (CGI) and is widely asked as one of very few university researchers in the field of virtual photography. He is a regular keynote speaker on trade fairs and congresses and does lectures at universities (e.g. the master class by Prof. Andreas Gursky). He is also an annual speaker at one of the most prestigious design colleges in China. Prof. Pfaff is member of the Art Directors Club of Germany.
Kevin Prösel

Kevin Prösel

Management
Saint Elmo's Berlin

Kevin Prösel has been part of the creative lead in the Saint Elmo's group since 2008. He has played a major role in the positioning of the Berlin branch on Content Marketing and Branded Entertainment, and has also been involved in IPTV platforms and retail communication in the POS area for automotive brands.

Since 2016, he has further developed the agency's expertise in Experiential Content to drive the integration of Experiential Storytelling, Apps and Spaces. His vision is to create Digital Scenography for brands and products. His team is currently working on holographic developments in the field of mixed reality in retail communications and retail campaigns.
Markus Rach

Markus Rach

Head of Marketing Europe & Africa
Trina Solar

Since 2014 Markus serves as the Head of Marketing at Trina Solar. Before Trina, he held multiple leading positions in the oil & gas industry, strategic consulting and was the founder of 2 technology start-ups. He is now fully dedicated to leading value driven digital transformation in the B2B sector.
Bernhard Rossi

Bernhard Rossi

Head of international Retail Marketing
BMW

Rossi has over 20 years of marketing experience, including more than seven years at BMW for brand management, he has had various management functions (Retail Marketing, Events, Dialogue Marketing). He has also spent more than seven years working for agencies such as Serviceplan and BBDO on strategy and conception of integrated marketing concepts, off- and online.
Currently he is developing central marketing concepts at BMW for immersive customer experiences (AR/VR/MR).
Max Sacker

Max Sacker

Co-Founder and Creative Director
Another World

Max Sacker is a filmmaker, Co-Founder and creative director at Anotherworld VR.
Before going full time into virtual reality, he wrote and directed a number of award-winning
fantasy and horror short films including The Secret Adventures of the Projectionist and
worked as a story consultant and VFX supervisor on the social media horror film Unfriend (Warner Bros.)
He is currently directing KOBOLD: a horror film and VR experience that blurs the line between cinema and VR gaming.
Tarek Samaan

Tarek Samaan

Head of Art
mdl digits

Tarek Samaan. Is partner and Head of Art at mld digits gmbh.
Worked in Advertising filed little over 10 years and in the gaming industry for 3 years,
in 2012 he co-founded Pipedream Media gmbh focusing on VR, AR, and real-time interactive applications.
In the late of 2017 Pipedream Media merged with mld digits.
Sebastian Schild

Sebastian Schild

Principal CG Artist for VR
Matrixworks

Sebastian Schild has more than 20 years of experience in visual graphics.
He worked for 8 years in the gaming industry as a senior environment artist and art director.
Since 2017 he is working as a principal artist for MatrixWorks,
a Berlin-based agency developing VR and AR sdolutions.
Sebastian Seidel

Sebastian Seidel

CEO
twinC

Sebastian founded twinC in 2016, an agency for innovative learn experiences, especially with the use of 360° media. They develop concepts for learning experiences and trainings which put the user in real situations. Their aim is to revolutionize the e-learning world.
Sven Slazenger

Sven Slazenger

Owner & CEO
Interlake Media

Sven Slazenger co-founded the IT service provider Interlake in 1997 and understands his role as a digital change agent. With his Potsdam-based company he provides the tools and guidance for cloud-based information transfer within the enterprise to customers in over 30 countries. Working in the MediaTech field he enables digital transitions in e-learning, video production workflows and mixed reality. Interlake is among the top 1% of Microsoft partners in Germany and through Interlake Holding is also involved in ventures in the fields of Volumetric Video Production Studios as well as credit checks and payment. He’s also a board member of the German federal association of service providers for the online industry (BDOA e.V.) and one of the driving forces behind the German MediaTech Hub in Potsdam.
Victor Stoljarow

Victor Stoljarow

VR Consultant
InMediasP

During his double master at the Tongji University Shanghai and the Bauhaus University Weimar, Victor Ramón Stoljarow focused on 3D animation and VR. Today he works as a VR / AR consultant for InMediasP GmbH and advises customers from the automotive industry. His main focus is on test management of AR and VR technologies as well as requirement engeneering and system integration.
Kai S. Utzinger

Kai S. Utzinger

Partner & CSO
Digital Devotion Group

During and after completing his studies at the University of Mannheim, Kai worked for different startups in the Rhein-Neckar region. Subsequently, he helped to build up a group of companies from the high-tech sector in Kaiserslautern, where he primarily acts as Chief Sales Officer and became Partner. Within 3 years, he was able to expand DDGs business to >2 million euros in sales and advise customers such as AOK, BASF, the national tourism authority Luxembourg, Kicker Online, KTM or Recaro for digital transformation projects. He also gives lectures on entrepreneurship, has established a startup network himself and is involved in numerous organizations such as the Association of Young Entrepreneurs, the Federal Association of SMEs and other networks.
Helge Zurbrüggen

Helge Zurbrüggen

CEO
Digital Transformation Hub

Helge Zurbrüggen is an entrepreneurial thinking financial expert. As a German chartered accountant he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has managed various Valuation & Strategy projects. He then joined Netbiscuits in 2013 – a world leading platform for mobile internet during that time – and gained experience with global VC firms as a CFO. He is passioned to help and realize new ideas with start-ups. That’s why he is now part of the DDG - Digital Devotion Group and is responsible for developing the Digital Transformation Hub into an ecosystem for start-ups with a strong focus on VR/AR/MR, AI and IoT.

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