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With over 2,400 registrants, TopLine 2021 EMEA was the biggest event Simon-Kucher has ever hosted. On September 30, 2021 our offices throughout EMEA held 14 simultaneous events, each with their own custom agenda, guest speakers, and regional-specific content focusing on top-line growth strategies. The conference unveiled growth opportunities for all types of enterprises and provided the latest insights, methods, and commercial trends.

Each of the events then connected as one to enjoy a live-streamed keynote session from Werner Vogels, the CTO of Amazon. Werner discussed Amazon’s approach to managing innovation and the importance of strong values and culture. Attendees throughout the conference also listened to a live fireside chat with Simon-Kucher’s CEO’s and Fumbi Chima, the former CIO of Adidas, as they discussed the latest trends in digitalization and commercial transformations.

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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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