The 11th annual Entrepreneur-Success-Forum took place on November 5th 2014 at Castle Bensberg. Prof. Peter May and Prof. Klaus Schweinsberg hosted the event on the subject of “AUFBRÜCHE. AUSBRÜCHE. UMBRÜCHE.” (Start. Outbreak. Transformation.). Speakers included Dr. Paolo Barilla, Dr. Klaus Hommels, Prof. Hans Georg Näder, Martin Noé, Prof. Eddie Obeng, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Reitzle and Norbert Scheuch as well as president of the German BDI industry association, Ulrich Grillo and the Chairman of the UBS Board of Directors and former President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Prof. Dr. Axel Weber (picture).
The third Cyber Security Conference took place on November 3rd 2014 in Bonn. The hosts Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and Timotheus Höttges, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Telekom AG welcomed high-ranking national and international political and economic leaders to develop security strategies against threats from cyberspace and provide impetus for networked digital defense measures. Among the speakers and panellists were Andy Müller-Maguhn, Managing Director of Datenreisebüro, Brigitte Zypries, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Republic of Germany and Ashar Aziz, Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer of FireEye. The closing panel discussion was led by Prof. Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg.
The Exclusive Tutorial (Privatissimum) Update for (young) Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisers took place in October at the conference venue of the Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership at Lake Constance. Among the speakers were lawyer Carsten Laschet, the chairman of the supervisory board of Kontron AG, Rainer Erlat, the chairman of the supervisory board of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Franz M. Haniel (picture) as well as the chairman of the supervisory board of Blohm+Voss and former president of Vatican Bank Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) Ernst Freiherr v. Freyberg-Eisenberg.
For the fifth time international Top-Managers gathered at the “24 Hours”-Event at the invitation of Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges. The guests and participants included General Keith B. Alexander (picture), the former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) , Joi Ito, Director MIT Media Lab and Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify. Klaus Schweinsberg facilitated the event.
The fourth Exclusive Tutorial (Privatissimum) for (young) Boards of Directors and Boards of Advisers took place in June at Castle Ehreshoven close to Cologne. Speaker of the two-day intensive seminar included Dr. Hans Michael Gaul, member of the Siemens AG advisory board, the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BP Europa SE, Wilhelm Bonse-Geuking, as well as Professor Dr. Peter May, Chair of the German Commission Governance Code for family owned businesses.