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Welcome to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016

Explore perspectives of digital transformation

Siemens is joining one of the world’s most important gatherings of CIO’s and senior IT executives showcasing how to lead and drive the digital transformation in some key industries. 


The symposium is expected to attract more than 5000 CIOs and senior IT executives from the EMEA region and Siemens will bring industry experts for discussions, presentations and engagement opportunities. 


This year we are concentrating on the energy and manufacturing industry as well as railway transportation which are all experiencing some of the largest disruptions in the market. We will discuss how to find new business models and get to the next level of efficiency as well as look at the role innovative technologies and solutions play in becoming a truly digital company.

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Join us at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016

Wednesday, November 9

Siemens is hosting the VIP Lunch



Industry Sunday, November 6 – Agile and 360°Digital

Agile and 360°Digital: Recharge Your Energy – Redefine Your Business

15.15 – 15.45 h


Meeting Room 131 + 132, CCIB


Digitalization is changing the energy world for good. The pace of technology change has become relentless. This presentation will showcase how to reach agility in energy by generating more value from technologies and unleashing new business opportunities. Join us and discover how to innovate, digitize and propel your power business.


Speaker: Thomas Zimmermann, CEO of Digital Grid, Siemens Energy Management


About Thomas: 

Thomas Zimmermann is CEO of the Siemens business unit Digital Grid since its foundation in 2015. He started his career with Siemens in 2001, serving as a Management Consultant. In 2005, he took on the role of CEO of the Enterprise Systems Business Unit. In 2006, he became COO for Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH. Later he worked for Siemens IT Solutions and Services GmbH, where he held the role of Managing Director SIS and CEO Business Unit Solutions. Since 2012, he has been holding CEO positions for Energy Management business units. Zimmermann holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Karlsruhe. 

Have a look at the presentation here (PDF)

Join Siemens Thought Leadership Session – Completing the Digital Enterprise with Industrial Platforms – Siemens Digitalization

10.00 h


Meeting Room 011, CCIB     


New digital technologies and business models have rewritten the rules on go to market, product manufacture and service delivery. As an industrial giant, Siemens has transformed to a digital company. This session will explore perspectives of this transformation and digital platform leadership with insights provided by a customer.



Horst J.  Kayser, Chief Strategy Officer, Siemens AG

Florian Beil, Head of Technical Mobilization MindSphere, Siemens AG

Sebastian Schöning, CEO, Gehring Technologies Holding GmbH


About Horst: 

Horst J. Kayser is the Chief Strategy Officer at Siemens since November 2013. In his capacity as head of Corporate Strategy, he is responsible for the development of strategy. Dr.  Kayser began his career in 1989, at McKinsey & Company  in Germany, Canada and the U.S. He held management positions in various areas and countries, e.g. as CEO of Siemens Ltd. Seoul, South Korea. In 2008 Kayser became President  and  CEO  of  KUKA  AG,  in  2010  CEO  of  3W Power S.A./AEG Power Solutions. He received his doctorate in business administration at the University of Mannheim. 


Siemens sponsored the VIP lunch – Contact us to secure a spot

12.30 – 13.30 h


Meeting Room 011, CCIB     


Our rail transportation colleagues will be hosting the VIP lunch for selected participants from the rail industry. Our lunch host Gerhard Kress, Director Mobility Data Services and his team will discuss with participants perspectives of using data analytics and other digital capabilities transforming rail industry in order to reach  100% availability. If you are interested in attending this industry specific lunch please get in contact with us over the contact us section.


Speaker: Gerhard Kress, Director Mobility Data Services 

Booth highlights

We will be showcasing how to lead and drive the digital transformation in areas such as:

InnoTrans Logo


The Data Opportunity

Siemens Customer Magazine

The Magazine

There is a broad range of interesting articles in the Siemens Customer Magazine.