• Our Program

    We have 6+ stages for you simultaniously: plan your own, individual journey at the 12HRS.US Conference:

    We have: Keynote Talks, Panels, Pitches, Awards, Show Acts, Demos and Networking for you!

  • PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Here you'll find the 12HRS.US conference agenda - some items / talks might change + panels will be online after the May 20.

     

    The ​direct LINK to the Google Sheet: https://bit.ly/2W5dGis

  • Our formats

    12MIN.ME

    12MIN.ME Talks

    The classic 12MIN.ME format!

    At the 12HRS.US conference you will find your beloved 12MIN.ME talks which are the DNA of what we do at our meetups as well as at the conference.

     

    The 12MIN.ME procedure:
    • Each speaker has exactly 12 minutes to talk
    • The audience gets another max. 6 minutes for Q&A after each talk
    • Onother 6 or 12 minutes of short networking between the speakers
    Speakers & Panellists

    Panel Discussions

    Let's dive a bit deeper!

    Apart from the talks we'll provide several expert panels discussion in which there will be enough time to go to the bottom of things. They will not only discuss the status quo of a paradigm but also reflect its meaning for society and progress in a broader, interdisciplinary context.

     

    The PANEL procedure:
    • Each panel consists of 4 speakers and 2 moderators
    • For each speaker we calculate 12 minutes (x4) = 48 minutes for the panel
    • The audience gets another max. 12 minutes for Q&A after each talk
    • Onother 12 minutes of short networking between the panels

     

    144sec Speed Networking

    12x12sec Speed Networking

    We do break the ice for you in just 144 seconds!

    Also, we identified 2 basic categories of guests at our events. One category comes to listen to the talks to get some insights and inspiration and the others prefer to mingle and meet as many new people and old friend as possible. There is quite some common ground between these two groups but we want to provide our guests a special format to meet many new people at our conference. Since in everything we do a "12" is involved, we will have several speed networking events during the conference where interested people can gather easily and are supposed to talk for at least 144 (12x12 seconds) to a stranger. If the participants like each other or feel like talking longer to each other, they just will stay with each other for the time they need of feel like. If one participant doesn't feel like continuing the conversation, she just starts switching partners every 144 seconds again. This way nobody needs to feel bad leaving a conversation because its actually part of the “game”.

  • Click at the stage you want to visit below

    For checking our program on each stage please click on the STAGE BOTTONS below:

    • GOOD TO KNOW #1: Most of the speakers are going to provide a 12 minutes talk + participate in a panel discussion
    • GOOD TO KNOW #2: All panel discussions take place at the Haspa and P3 stages
    • GOOD TO KNOW #3: All talks take place on the PwC, Pawlik and t3n stages
    • GOOD TO KNOW #4: All Open Mic Pitches will take place on the monile stage outsite.

    Haspa Stage

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    SQUARE Building

    Level 2/3

    P3 Stage

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    SQUARE Building

    Level 6

    PwC Stage

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    SQUARE Building

    Staircase Outsite

    t3n Stage

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    SQUARE Building

    Level 5

    PAWLIK Stage

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    SQUARE Building

    Level 4

    Taylor Wessing Forum

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    SQUARE Building

    Level 0

    Beiersdorf Forum

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    SQUARE Building

    Level 4

  • PwC Stage

    This stage is infront of the Square building on top of the stairs

    SQUARE HSBA Building - Stairway / Entrance

    TALKS only

    Thursday & Friday

    Thursday - 10:30 am - PART1 / TALK1

     

    Dr. Carsten Brosda:

    WELCOMING SPEECH

    Senator @ Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Ministry of Culture and Media)

    Thursday - 10:42 am - PART1 / TALK2

     

    Oliver Roessling:

    OPENING KEYNOTE of 12HRS.US: "Society Disrupted"

    Initiator of 12HRS.US & 12MIN.ME

    Thursday - 10:54 am - 6 Minutes BREAK1

    Thursday - 11:00 am - PART2 / TALK1

     

    Peter Jaeger

    "Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society - Wake up Europe!"

    Serial Entrepreneur, Geek & former Microsoft GER board member

    Thursday - 11:24 am - PART2 / TALK2

     

    Prof. Dr. Henning Voepel

    Thursday - 11:48 am - PART2 / TALK3

     

    Dr. Michael Müller-Wünsch

    CIO @ OTTO

    Thursday - 12:06 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Thursday - 12:18 pm - PART3 / TALK1

     

    Nils Seebach

    "Political Responsibility of Entrepreneurs!"

    Serial Entrepreneur & Investor

    Thursday - 12:42 pm - PART3 / TALK2

     

    Manfred Tropper

    CEO @ mantro

    Thursday - 1:06 pm - PART3 / TALK3

     

    Dr. Peter Bartels

    Partner, Member of the Board @ PwC

    Thursday - 1:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Thursday - 1:36 pm - PART4 / TALK1

     

    Miriam Kroeger

    Managing Partner @ Next Logistics Accelerator

    Thursday - 2:00 pm - PART4 / TALK2

     

    Gunnar Froh

    Serial Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder @ Wunder Mobility

    Thursday - 2:24 pm - PART4 / TALK3

     

    Johann Romefort

    "Man VS Machine: Are you still relevant?"

    Managing Director @ Techstars - BSH Future Home Accelerator

    Thursday - 2:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK4

    Thursday - 2:54 pm - PART5 / TALK1

     

    Paul Jozefak

    "Innovation / Disruption: How Collections and Dept Service can be disrupted?"

    Serial Entrepreneur & former Corporate Innovator

    Thursday - 3:18 pm - PART5 / TALK2

     

    Heiko Hubertz

    Serial Entrepreneur, Business Angel & CEO @ WHOW Games

    Thursday - 3:42 pm - PART5 / TALK3

     

    Tim Sievers

    Managing Director @ Deposit Solutions

    Thursday - 4:00 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK5

    Thursday - 4:12 pm - PART6 / TALK1

     

    Christof Horn

    Managing Director @ P3 Group

    Thursday - 4:36 pm - PART6 / TALK2

     

    Dr. Guenther Dobrauz Saldapenna

    Investor & Member of @ PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team

    Thursday - 5:00 pm - PART6 / TALK3

     

    Dr. Henriette Neumeyer

    "A walk in the park – how we shape future health experiences"

    Senior Clinical Consultant PHM @ Philips

    Thursday - 5:18 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK6

    Thursday - 5:30 pm - PART7 / TALK1

     

    Gert Spender

    Serial Entrepreneur & Business Unit Manager @ Aalborg University

    Thursday - 5:48 pm - 60 Minutes BREAK7

    Thursday - 6:48 pm - CONCERT

    END Thursday / START Friday

    Friday - 10:00 am - PART1 / TALK1

     

    Prof. Dr. Frank Steinicke

    "Artificial Intelligence and Reality - What's better: Natural, Artificial, Real or Virtual?"

    Professor for Human-Computer Interaction @ University of Hamburg

    Friday - 10:24 am - PART1 / TALK2

     

    Dr. Tatjana Xenia Puhan

    "Technological disruption and innovation management in the asset management industry"

    Head Equity & Asset Allocation @ Swiss Life

    Friday - 10:48 am - PART1 / TALK3

     

    Dr. Sebastian Saxe

    CDO @ Hamburg Port Authority

    Friday - 11:06 am - 12 Minutes BREAK1

    Friday - 11:18 am - PART2 / TALK1

     

    Dr. Dr. Alexander El Gammal

    "Digital Medicine 2030 – Implications of Current Trends for the Future of Medicine."

    Senior Clinical Consultant Healthcare Transformation Services @ Philips

    Friday - 11:42 am - PART2 / TALK2

     

    Leila Oppermann

    "How tech can make our relationships more intimate."

    Entrepreneur & Business Psychologist

    Friday - 12:06 pm - PART2 / TALK3

     

    Manouchehr Shamsrizi

    Author, Founder @ RetroBrain R&D

    Friday - 12:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Friday - 12:36 pm - PART3 / TALK1

     

    Marc Meier

    Friday - 1:00 pm - PART3 / TALK2

     

    Dr. Alexander Ellert

    "Advertising in the Intelligent Era​"

    Media Manager Germany @ Google

    Friday - 1:24 pm - PART3 / TALK3

     

    Sarik Weber

    Serial Entrepreneur, Private Investor & CDO @ Ottobock

    Friday - 1:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Friday - 1:54 pm - PART4 / TALK1

     

    Oliver Roessling + Team

    CLOSING KEYNOTE

    Initiator of 12HRS.US & 12MIN.ME

  • PAWLIK Stage

    SQUARE HSBA Building - Level 4

    TALKS only

    Thursday & Friday

    Thursday - 11:00 am - PART2 / TALK1

     

    Sven Friedrich Cordes

    Owner & Managing Director of a Funeral Service

    Thursday - 11:24 am - PART2 / TALK2

     

    Dr. Joerg Bernardy

    "Anti-Romantic Approach and why Romanticism contains dangerous Fake News"

    Author & Philosopher

    Thursday - 11:48 am - PART2 / TALK3

     

    Isabelle Flueckiger

    "What have Heavy Metal Bands to do with fake news?"

    Managing Director - Financial Services Applied Intelligence Lead Austria, Switzerland & Germany

    Thursday - 12:06 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Thursday - 12:18 pm - PART3 / TALK1

     

    Thorsten Gau

    "A.I. in digital care. Does it make us sick or healthy?"

    Thursday - 12:42 pm - PART3 / TALK2

     

    Roda Mueller-Wieland

    "An Ethical Competence-Framework for A.I. Developers"

    Researcher @ Fraunhofer

    Thursday - 1:06 pm - PART3 / TALK3

     

    Joachim Pawlik

    CEO @ Pawlik Consultants GmbH

    Thursday - 1:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Thursday - 1:36 pm - PART4 / TALK1

     

    Dr. Ildikó Török

    "Education Thechnology in the Age of Digital Transformation"

    Business Development Director @ MOZAIK Education

    Thursday - 2:00 pm - PART4 / TALK2

     

    Hannes Fehr

    Serial Entrepreneur & Business Development Expert

    Thursday - 2:24 pm - PART4 / TALK3

     

    Nora Dietrich

    "What Dating Has To Do With A Growing Start-up"

    Expert for organizational change & behavioral psychotherapist

    Thursday - 2:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK4

    Thursday - 2:54 pm - PART5 / TALK1

     

    Tina Egolf

    "New Work: A little less conversation, a little more ambition please! - A handy guide to change the "Future of Work" beyond remote work, productivity tools and colourful post-its"

    Work Futurist @ workmaker

    Thursday - 3:18 pm - PART5 / TALK2

     

    Melanie Schuetze

    Thursday - 3:42 pm - PART5 / TALK3

     

    Frank Eilers

    Professional Keynote Speaker

    Thursday - 4:00 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK5

    Thursday - 4:12 pm - PART6 / TALK1

     

    Dr. Elaine O'Neill

    "Curiously Imperfect Leadership, but Leading with Purpose"

    Organisational Development & Learning Partner

    Thursday - 4:36 pm - PART6 / TALK2

     

    Wilbert Hirsch

    Managing Director @ ReAct - Responsive Acoustics

    Thursday - 5:00 pm - PART6 / TALK3

     

    Jurek Voelkel

    Head of Marketing & Sales @ Voelkel

    Thursday - 5:18 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK6

    Thursday - 5:30 pm - PART7 / TALK1

     

    Daniel Barke

    Co-founder and CEO @ WorkGenius

    Thursday - 5:54 pm - PART7 / TALK2

     

    Dr. Jonathan Mall

    END Thursday / START Friday

    Friday - 10:00 am - PART1 / TALK1

     

    Francisco Riveros Escobar

    Cognitive Technical Leader (IBM Watson & Cloud Platform) @ IBM

    Friday - 10:24 am - PART1 / TALK2

     

    Kristina Kara

    "The Future Is Not in Front of Us, It’s Inside of Us. Education should focus on self awareness and problem solving skills."

    Site Manager @ Futurepreneur

    Friday - 10:48 am - PART1 / TALK3

     

    Wolfgang von Geramb

    "The Co-Founders Dilemma – I wanted to save the world and got kicked out!"

    Serial Optimist & Founder of the Alephants

    Friday - 11:06 am - 12 Minutes BREAK1

    Friday - 11:18 am - PART2 / TALK1

     

    Prof. Dr. Stephan R. Göthel

    Partner @ the law firm Pier11 (Corporate, M&A, Venture, Capital & Finance)

    Friday - 11:42 am - PART2 / TALK2

     

    Michael Bist

    "Rethinking Social - Innovate the value chain to be social and price competitive"

    Founder @ TheTailorNetwork

    Friday - 12:06 pm - PART2 / TALK3

     

    Charlotte Richter-Kiewning

    Founder & CEO @ THE DISTRIQT

    Friday - 12:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Friday - 12:36 pm - PART3 / TALK1

     

    Jaroslav Bláha

    "How to develop bad A.I. in healthcare"

    CEO @ CellmatiQ

    Friday - 1:00 pm - PART3 / TALK2

     

    Philipp Belter

    Partner @ Venture Capital Law firm Röhrborn

    Friday - 1:24 pm - PART3 / TALK3

     

    Xiaowen Paulus-Ye // Dr. Axel Frhr. von dem Bussche

    "GDPR vs. China Social Credit System"

    German Lawyer - Salary Partner @Taylor Wessing // Partner @ Taylor Wessing

  • t3n Stage

    SQUARE HSBA Building - Level 5

    TALKS only

    Thursday & Friday

    Thursday - 11:00 am - PART2 / TALK1

     

    Oliver Rong

    Senior Partner @ Roland Berger

    Thursday - 11:24 am - PART2 / TALK2

     

    Till Kaestner

    Thursday - 11:48 am - PART2 / TALK3

     

    Dr. Uve Samuels

    Managing Director @ SQUARE

    Thursday - 12:06 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Thursday - 12:18 pm - PART3 / TALK1

     

    Dr. Christian Rauda

    "Legal Challenges of Artificial Intelligence"

    Partner @ the Media Law firm GRAEF

    Thursday - 12:42 pm - PART3 / TALK2

     

    Rihards Gromuls

    Creative Mastermind & Founder @ Riddle Digital

    Thursday - 1:06 pm - PART3 / TALK3

     

    Tiffany Hart

    Director Digital Transformation @ 19:13

    Thursday - 1:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Thursday - 1:36 pm - PART4 / TALK1

     

    Bernd Heusinger

    "Let's Creativate! Why creativity is the source of future business prosperity."

    Founder & Co-CEO @ Hirschen Group

    Thursday - 2:00 pm - PART4 / TALK2

     

    Christina Burkhardt

    "Welcome to the disruption circus. My learnings from disrupting education"

    CEO @ SHIFTSCHOOL

    Thursday - 2:24 pm - PART4 / TALK3

     

    Jan-Philipp Mohr

    Founder & CEO @ Hashplay

    Thursday - 2:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK4

    Thursday - 2:54 pm - PART5 / TALK1

     

    Nico Lumma

    Managing Partner @ Next Media Accelerator

    Thursday - 3:18 pm - PART5 / TALK2

     

    Céline Flores Willers

    "The importance of Open Data to build Smart Cities"

    Innovation Trainer & Communication Expert

    Thursday - 3:42 pm - PART5 / TALK3

     

    Dr. Ashkan Kalantary

    "Why Corporates Like Startups"

    NextLevel Director @ PwC's Startup/VC/CVC initiative

    Thursday - 4:00 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK5

    Thursday - 4:12 pm - PART6 / TALK1

     

    Mark Hebbel

    “Who can we trust in a decentralized digitalised world?”

    Head of Strategic Business Initiatives @ Basler

    Thursday - 4:36 pm - PART6 / TALK2

     

    Ruediger Hoefert

    Managing Director @ ABSOLUTE Reality

    Thursday - 5:00 pm - PART6 / TALK3

     

    Dr. Sven Magg

    Expert in Neural Networks & Evolution of Artificial Agents @ University of Hamburg

    Thursday - 5:18 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK6

    Thursday - 5:30 pm - PART7 / TALK1

     

    Anna Abraham

    "Smart Patients - How Digitization effects decision-making in Health Care"

    Founder & Managing Director @ Mondosano

    Thursday - 5:54 pm - PART7 / TALK2

     

    Hanna Marie Asmussen

    Co-founder @Localyze

    END Thursday / START Friday

    Friday - 10:00 am - PART1 / TALK1

     

    Jaana Rasmussen

    Education, New Work & Storytelling Expert

    Friday - 10:24 am - PART1 / TALK2

     

    Tobias Gebhardt

    Head of Sales & Business Development @ GWA Hygiene GmbH

    Friday - 10:48 am - PART1 / TALK3

     

    Anna Friedrich

    Head of Marketing & Communications @ collectAI

    Friday - 11:06 am - 12 Minutes BREAK1

    Friday - 11:18 am - PART2 / TALK1

     

    Kathrin Koehler

    "Get beyond Overwhelm: How to Spark in Our Learning Society."

    Digital Coach & Consultant

    Friday - 11:42 am - PART2 / TALK2

     

    Dr. Markus Wienen

    Head of Strategy & Corporate Development @ Haspa Next

    Friday - 12:06 pm - PART2 / TALK3

     

    Emanuele Corsico Piccolini

    "Creative disruption or innovation protection: digitalizing insurance industry."

    Founder & Startup Ecosystem Expert

    Friday - 12:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Friday - 12:36 pm - PART3 / TALK1

     

    Finn Plotz

    "What if there is no-one you can call? How I ended up building a "digital 110" in South Africa"

    Founder & Managing Director @ SEON

    Friday - 1:00 pm - PART3 / TALK2

     

    Paulette van Heel // Thorsten Dietsche

    Both Expert from news aktuell GmbH

    Friday - 1:24 pm - PART3 / TALK3

     

    Lucas Heckmann

    Agile Coach/ Director @ P3 Group

  • Haspa Stage

    SQUARE HSBA Building - Level 2/3

    PANELS only

    Thursday & Friday

    Thursday - 11:00 am - PART2 / PANEL1

    Thursday - 12:06 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Thursday - 12:18 pm - PART3 / PANEL2

    Thursday - 1:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Thursday - 1:36 pm - PART4 / PANEL3

    Thursday - 2:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK4

    Thursday - 2:54 pm - PART5 / PANEL4

    Thursday - 4:00 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK5

    Thursday - 4:12 pm - PART6 / PANEL5

    Thursday - 5:18 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK6

    Thursday - 5:30 pm - AWARDS

    END Thursday / START Friday

    Friday - 10:00 am - PART1 / PANEL1

    Friday - 11:06 am - 12 Minutes BREAK1

    Friday - 11:18 am - PART2 / PANEL2

    Friday - 12:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Friday - 12:36 pm - PART3 / PANEL3

    Friday - 1:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Friday - 2:18 pm - Live Podcast STD0

  • P3 Stage

    SQUARE HSBA Building - Level 6

    mostly PANELS / a few TALKS)

    Thgursday & Friday

    Thursday - 11:00 am - PART2 / PANEL1 & BREAKFAST BUFFET by P3

    Thursday - 12:06 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Thursday - 12:18 pm - PART3 / PANEL2

    Thursday - 1:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Thursday - 1:36 pm - PART4 / PANEL3

    Thursday - 2:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK4

    Thursday - 2:54 pm - PART5 / PANEL4

    Thursday - 4:00 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK5

    Thursday - 4:12 pm - PART6 / PANEL3

    Thursday - 5:18 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK6

    Thursday - 5:30 pm - PART7 / TALK1

     

    Dr. Aaron Brueckner

    "New Work - New me"

    Consultant, Author, Model & Podcaster

    Thursday - 5:54 pm - PART7 / TALK2

     

    Tobias Schadewaldt

    Consultant @ Pawlik Consultants GmbH

    END Thursday / START Friday

    Friday - 10:00 am - PART1 / TALK1

    Friday - 10:24 am - PART1 / TALK2

    Friday - 10:48 am - PART1 / TALK3

    Friday - 11:06 am - 12 Minutes BREAK1

    Friday - 11:18 am - PART2 / TALK1

    Friday - 11:42 am - PART2 / TALK2

    Friday - 12:06 pm - PART2 / TALK3

    Friday - 12:24 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK2

    Friday - 12:36 pm - PART3 / TALK1

    Friday - 1:00 pm - PART3 / TALK2

    Friday - 1:24 pm - PART3 / TALK3

    Friday - 1:42 pm - 12 Minutes BREAK3

    Friday - 1:54 pm - PART4 / TALK1

    Friday - 2:18 pm - PART4 / TALK2

    Friday - 2:42 pm - PART4 / TALK3

  • Taylor Wessing Forum

    SQUARE HSBA Building - Level 1

    NETWORKING & FOOD

    Thursday & Friday

    Thursday 11:00 am to Friday 2:00 pm:

    144 SECONDS NETWORKING

    All the time:

    Also, we identified 2 basic categories of guests at our events. One category comes to listen to the talks to get some insights and inspiration and the others prefer to mingle and meet as many new people and old friend as possible. There is quite some common ground between these two groups but we want to provide our guests a special format to meet many new people at our conference. Since in everything we do a "12" is involved, we will have several speed networking events during the conference where interested people can gather easily and are supposed to talk for at least 144 (12x12 seconds) to a stranger. If the participants like each other or feel like talking longer to each other, they just will stay with each other for the time they need of feel like. If one participant doesn't feel like continuing the conversation, she just starts switching partners every 144 seconds again. This way nobody needs to feel bad leaving a conversation because its actually part of the “game”.

    Thursday 11:00 am to Friday 2:00 pm:

    FOOD / BEVERAGES / SNACKS

  • Beiersdorf Pitch Stages (x2)

    PICKUP-TRUCK-CARGO-AREA - Outside

    PITCHES & SPONTANEUS TALKS

    Thursday & Friday

    Thursday - 11:00 am to Friday - 2:00 pm:

    OPEN MIC PITCHES @ the PICKUP-TRUCK-Stage

    Thursday - 3:42 pm - PART5 / TALK3

    Thursday - 11:24 am - PART2 / TALK2

  • WHAT TO EXPECT

    12HRS.US's program consists basically out of the following 5 points:

    1

    Conference

    Great and inspiring talks and panels from national and international experts and entrepreneurs.

    2

    Awards

    Awards for female and male founders, innovators and lifetime achievements + some Rock'n'Roll.

    3

    Party

    Work hard - play harder! We gonna arrange some blast for you which you won't forget soon...stay tuned.

    4

    Network

    We gonna have some fun and relaxed networking and matchmaking opportunities for you to help you finding the right people.

    5

    Satellites

    Additionally we will provide exclusive events and curated matchmaking to Investors, CXOs and Partners.