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From Virgin Galactic’s first full time employee, to the leader of Amazon’s customer-centric technology vision, to the COO of a unicorn based in India, our speakers come from diverse backgrounds, will share their inspiring stories, and are able to teach a thing or two about profit optimization.
Dr. Werner Vogels
CTO
Amazon

Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's customer-centric technology vision.

As one of the forces behind Amazon's approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.

Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

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Werner Vogels
Stephen Attenborough
Commercial Director
Virgin Galactic
Stephen Attenborough
Commercial Director
Virgin Galactic

Stephen Attenborough leads commercial activities for Virgin Galactic, part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which is on track to become the world's first passenger-carrying commercial spaceline.

Stephen was invited by Richard to join Virgin Galactic as the company's first full time employee in 2004 to put in place the commercial foundations of the business and to create a new market for private space travel. He now leads the company’s commercial activities, covering brand management, sales, marketing and communications, customer relations, education and outreach, as well as partnerships for the human spaceflight business. This work has now attracted more than 600 Future Astronauts from 60 countries along with $80m in deposits.

Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Stephen worked for Gartmore Investment Management, a major London-based investment management firm, where he performed a number of senior management activities for more than 15 years.

Stephen lives in London and Sussex in the UK, but spends a lot of time in the Mojave and New Mexico deserts. He speaks regularly around the world about the importance of opening access to space for the benefit of life on Earth.

Sessions
Stephen Attenborough
Henk Siebren de Jong
Chief of International Markets
Philips
Henk Siebren de Jong
Chief of International Markets
Philips

Henk Siebren de Jong was appointed Chief of International Markets in April 2017 with responsibility for the results of all Philips activities (with the exception of North America and Greater China). He is also a member of the Board of Philips Capital N.V.

Henk joined Philips in 1990. His most recent role was Market Leader in Latin America (LATAM). Under his leadership, the region delivered consistent profitable growth in frequently challenging local environments. Henk also led major transformations in our businesses across the region. Among his achievements, he drove productivity implementing LEAN; led a more a customer-centered approach in our Personal Health businesses and oversaw a shift towards a more innovative solutions-based approach in our Health Systems businesses. Prior to that he held a number of leadership roles in Philips’ former Consumer Lifestyle businesses in Europe and Asia.

Henk is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Groningen and graduated in Finance for Senior Executives at Harvard Business School. He is also teaching digital transformation management at ISE Business School in São Paulo and IESE Business School in Barcelona.

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Henk Siebren de Jong
Dr. Werner Vogels
CTO
Amazon

Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's customer-centric technology vision.

As one of the forces behind Amazon's approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.

Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

Sessions
Werner Vogels
Stephen Attenborough
Commercial Director
Virgin Galactic
Stephen Attenborough
Commercial Director
Virgin Galactic

Stephen Attenborough leads commercial activities for Virgin Galactic, part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which is on track to become the world's first passenger-carrying commercial spaceline.

Stephen was invited by Richard to join Virgin Galactic as the company's first full time employee in 2004 to put in place the commercial foundations of the business and to create a new market for private space travel. He now leads the company’s commercial activities, covering brand management, sales, marketing and communications, customer relations, education and outreach, as well as partnerships for the human spaceflight business. This work has now attracted more than 600 Future Astronauts from 60 countries along with $80m in deposits.

Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Stephen worked for Gartmore Investment Management, a major London-based investment management firm, where he performed a number of senior management activities for more than 15 years.

Stephen lives in London and Sussex in the UK, but spends a lot of time in the Mojave and New Mexico deserts. He speaks regularly around the world about the importance of opening access to space for the benefit of life on Earth.

Sessions
Stephen Attenborough
Henk Siebren de Jong
Chief of International Markets
Philips
Henk Siebren de Jong
Chief of International Markets
Philips

Henk Siebren de Jong was appointed Chief of International Markets in April 2017 with responsibility for the results of all Philips activities (with the exception of North America and Greater China). He is also a member of the Board of Philips Capital N.V.

Henk joined Philips in 1990. His most recent role was Market Leader in Latin America (LATAM). Under his leadership, the region delivered consistent profitable growth in frequently challenging local environments. Henk also led major transformations in our businesses across the region. Among his achievements, he drove productivity implementing LEAN; led a more a customer-centered approach in our Personal Health businesses and oversaw a shift towards a more innovative solutions-based approach in our Health Systems businesses. Prior to that he held a number of leadership roles in Philips’ former Consumer Lifestyle businesses in Europe and Asia.

Henk is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Groningen and graduated in Finance for Senior Executives at Harvard Business School. He is also teaching digital transformation management at ISE Business School in São Paulo and IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Sessions
Henk Siebren de Jong
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Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
This historic, former stock exchange is a landmark located in the center of Amsterdam. Today, it is a prime venue for world-class conferences.
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About Simon-Kucher
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Who are we?
At Simon-Kucher we focus on all levers of top-line growth. We optimize our clients’ strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales, no matter their business model, industry, or degree of digitalization.
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