CeBIT Global Conferences 2011: program now finalized
Date: Fri, 02/04/2011 - 15:37
Over 30 keynote speakers from top management world-wide
The program at the CeBIT Global Conferences from 1 to 5 March 2011 has now been finalized. More than 30 top managers from the international ICT sector and user industries will address trends and innovations in the digital world under the program tagline “The power of creativity and innovation”. Those interested in hearing top business people such as Gary Kovacs, the new CEO at Mozilla, Hamid Akhavan, the CEO of Siemens Enterprise Communications or Parker Harris, the co-founder of Salesforce, should now book a place at the five-day conference event. Participants from across the world are invited to register online at http://www.cebit.de/cgc_anmeldung to secure their place.
One of the leading speakers at CeBIT will be Alan Mulally, President and CEO of the Ford Motor Company, a big player in the automotive industry, who will be speaking on the “One Ford” strategy. More than a century after Henry Ford first advanced the idea of bringing affordable mobility to the masses, Mulally will be talking about new technologies, innovations, the benefits afforded by globalization and the introduction of products on a fiercely competitive marketplace.
Other speakers will include Michael Mendenhall, global marketing head of Hewlett Packard, Paul Hermelin, CEO of Capgemini, speaking in Germany for the first time, Jean-Phillippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, as well as Matthew Key, CEO of Telefonica Europe.
Another highlight will be the lecture by Shmuel “Mooly” Eden, Vice President & General Manager of the Intel PC Client Group, on “Entertainment & Mobility: Connecting real and virtual worlds”. Eden, currently placed 26th among the top 100 most creative people in the world, is known for his highly entertaining presentations.
The news that Chris Pirillo, Internet celebrity and one of America’s best-known bloggers, will be speaking has already caused quite a stir. In his keynote lecture on Social Media, Pirillo will deal with every aspect of the art of communication, including the development and expansion of communities. The EU Commissioner and Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes, will also be using the CeBIT Global Conferences as a platform from which to outline the digital agenda of the European Union.
The final day of CeBIT, Saturday, 5 March will be dedicated to the special event “The AppZone”. Personalities from the international app industry will be speaking about their experiences, offering predictions and suggesting solutions for the future. Speakers include Ian Brotherston, the new boss of Qype, an Internet portal for recommended businesses and locations, Gustav Söderström from the popular digital music site Spotify, representatives of the successful worldwide electronic hotel reservation system HRS and decision-makers from Lufthansa Systems.
CeBIT Global Conferences will take place from 1-5 March 2011 (10 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. daily) in the Convention Center (CC) at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover. Each day is dedicated to a specific conference theme. On Tuesday, 1 March, the conference will focus on “ICT Solutions for a better world”, while on Wednesday, 2 March, the theme is “Real Business – RealTime”. On Thursday, 3 March, the keynote theme will be “Entertainment & Mobility: Connecting real and virtual worlds”. Friday, 4 March, is dedicated entirely to “Social Media: The art of conversation”, while the last day, Saturday, will focus on “Apps”.
Admission to the conference sessions is included in the CeBIT ticket. For further information on the conference program visit www.cebit.de/cgc.