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Overview

Our Simon-Kucher Austria team invites you to attend TopLine 2021, previously called Power Pricing & Sales conference. This is the first year we’ll be hosting our local event as part of an exciting global flagship umbrella event to offer the perfect combination of regionally focused content and global, cross-industry keynotes.

We will examine how executives and senior management in leading companies, both in Austria and internationally, are developing their short- and long-term growth strategies and examine what effective actions they are taking in response to or as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The event will be moderated by Andreas Lampl, chief editor of our media partner trend.

The local sessions will be held in German, and the global keynotes will be in English.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn how to steer your company through challenging times using agile and smart (digital) sales and pricing initiatives, and find out how to ensure sustainable success after the crisis 
  • Get insights from world-class guest speakers, including Werner Vogels (CTO, Amazon), on innovation, growth, pricing, and (digital) sales strategies, and learn best practices from Austrian and international industry leaders Plasser & Theurer and Tyrolit AG
  • Discuss how leading companies are optimizing their growth strategies and (digital) sales and value-based pricing, and find out how Simon-Kucher would approach these initiatives in discussions with our experts during our Simon-Kucher TopLine fair
  • Develop and grow your professional network with leading executives across industries during our networking breaks

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Who is
presenting?
Fumbi Chima
Former Global CIO
Adidas
Fumbi Chima
Former Global CIO
Adidas

Fumbi Chima is a senior executive and former CIO. She served as the Global Chief Information Officer at Adidas, and before that she held CIO roles at Fox Networks Burberry, and Walmart. Fumbi has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands on global IT transformation and digitalisation programmes, bringing together stakeholders, and driving changes in strategy and culture.

At Adidas, Fumbi led a wide-ranging, customer-focused digitalisation project in one of the most high profile and highly competitive consumer sectors. Before joining the sportswear giant Fumbi was at Fox Networks, where she introduced systems and platforms that changed many aspects of what the broadcaster did behind the scenes, from improving the efficiency of advertising billing to integrating the systems of the company’s new owners, Disney. At Burberry and Walmart she was at the forefront of online retail and digitally-driven shifts in marketing and supply chain. She has also been extensively involved in projects that incorporate risk and innovation, as well as culture change, and has led talent retention and alignment schemes.

Alongside her experience leading digital change at large, complex organisations Fumbi is also passionate about diversity, gender and leadership, and the vital intersection of all three in modern organisations. Born in Nigeria and raised in the UK, Fumbi holds US and UK citizenship. She has worked and has familiy in the US, has worked in Asia, and now resides in Germany, giving her a truly international, multicultural perspective on business and society.

Fumbi has served on numerous boards including the advisory boards of business software providers SAP and Appito. She is on the board of Africa Prudential, a leading digital solutions businesss in West Africa, and of the AZEK Company, pioneers in the world of sustainable and innovative building materials. She is also on the boards of Women at Risk International Foundation, and Women Corporate Directors.

Fumbi Chima
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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Alexander Lehner
Director Global Customer Services
Plasser & Theurer
Alexander Lehner
Director Global Customer Services
Plasser & Theurer

Alexander Lehner is Global Head Customer Services at Plasser & Theurer, a world market leader for track-laying machines located in Austria.

Mr. Lehner is responsible for the strategic and operational development of the Customer Services organization at Plasser & Theurer. His previous experience includes 10 years in a corporate environment, where he was responsible for the development of a global Customer Services organization, after setting up a technology center for digitalization.

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Hans-Peter Zurwesten
Head of Sales | Metal Industries
Tyrolit AG
Hans Peter Zurwesten
Head of Sales | Metal Industries
Tyrolit AG

Hans Peter Zurwesten is Head of Global Sales (excl. USA) in the Metal Industries division of the Tyrolit AG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of grinding, cutting, drilling and dressing tools as well as machines for the construction industry.

Mr. Zurwesten is responsible for the implementation and execution of global strategic growth projects, realignment of the sales organizations and further strategic and operational areas within his division. He is an international sales professional with extensive turnaround/restructuring and project management experience.

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Agenda
Time CET Title Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Registration
1:00 - 1:05 PM
Welcome and introduction
Andreas Lampl, Chief Editor, trend
1:05 - 1:20 PM
Setting the scene: Digital TopLine best practices [German]
Dr. Thomas Haller, Global Head of Telecommunications & Energy and Managing Partner Austria, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Othmar Schwarz, Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
1:20 - 1:35 PM
CEO Welcome with Mark and Andreas [English]
Join Simon-Kucher CEOs, Mark and Andreas, as they welcome you to our biggest, most innovative, and unique event concept yet.
Mark Billige, Chief Executive Officer, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Dr. Andreas von der Gathen, Chief Executive Officer, Simon-Kucher & Partners
1:35 - 2:00 PM
Fireside chat [English]
From digitalization to commercial creativity and transformation, this livestreamed fireside chat will cover the latest hot topics with a former executive of Adidas, Burberry, Walmart, Fox Networks, and more.
Fumbi Chima, Former Global CIO, Adidas
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Simon-Kucher TopLine fair [German]
Select from a large variety of insightful topics covering different aspects of growth- and profit-driving topics within Pricing, Sales and Digitalization for B2B - interactive discussion with Simon-Kucher experts.
2:50 - 3:30 PM
Nonstop Innovation at Amazon: Bold Bets and Continuous Experiments [English]
Amazon.com approach to managing innovation and how it is driven by strong values and culture.
Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon
3:30 - 4:00 PM
(Digital) Commercial Excellence [German]
Hans Peter Zurwesten, Head of Sales | Metal Industries, Tyrolit AG
4:00 - 4:20 PM
Coffee break
4:20 - 4:50 PM
Pricing end-to-end implementation [German]
Alexander Lehner, Director Global Customer Services, Plasser & Theurer
4:50 - 5:05 PM
Closing TopLine 2021 [German]
Dr. Thomas Haller, Global Head of Telecommunications & Energy and Managing Partner Austria, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Othmar Schwarz, Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
5:05 - 6:00 PM
Farewell receiption
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Logisticalinformation

Location: voestalpine Stahlwelt
voestalpine-Straße 4, 4020 Linz

+43 15 12297 90
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Registration

This event is being presented by Simon-Kucher.
Please register (button at the right top, select region EMEA) to attend and a member of our team will be in touch regarding payment. In case of any questions, feel free to contact our office Managerin Ms. Ender (marta.ender@simon-kucher.com).

290€ (net) - Early bird ticket (Offer expires July 30, 2021)
390€ (net) - Standard ticket

If hosting the TopLine event in persona is not possible due to developments associated with COVID-19, the free cancellation option still applies and we will of course refund the ticket price.