Disruptive Technologies and Innovation Foresight Minds

November 25 – 27, 2018 | Hotel Oderberger Berlin, Germany

After a great success in 2017, the DTIM Europe is coming back in November 2018 as the leading knowledge platform bringing together all stakeholders within manufacturing industries and the production sphere, playing an active role in Technology & Innovation Management, Technology Foresighting and Screening, Research & Development and Organisational Change. Be part of DTIM Europe 2018 to gain deeper understanding of how to detect new technologies & innovations, create new business models, innovate your value chain and shape robust and value driven strategies within an industrial world that is heavily affected by the digitalization & IoT.
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DTIM – The industrial Tech & Innovation Summit is the calendar event for ...

Innovation Strategies, Technology Foresight, Corporate Venturing & Open Innovation experts.

Be an active part of the innovation strategies reality!

  • Explore how new technologies and business model innovation are changing technology concepts, business models and long-term company strategies
  • Discuss strategic benefits, structural challenges and technology-based opportunities of new corporate strategies
  • Develop market-leading innovations, capitalise on emerging opportunities
  • Identify New Market & Technology Trends and Transform them into Innovative Business Models
  • From Disruptive Technologies to Mass Adoption – How to leverage Inventions to become real Game Changer

The event in 2018

  • More than 150 decision makers on one platform – budget and decision makers over 2 ½ days all in one location
  • A 80% – 20% end user/buyer vs solution provider ratio
  • More than 20 end user case studies and 20+ discussion roundtables: Discuss your individual challenges with your peers
  • 30+ hours of opportunities to deep dive into specialized topics of the attendees’ interests
  • Actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor
  • Start-Up Session: The Start-Up Innovation Lab is your chance to hear from the most relevant and innovative start-ups

We are currently working on the programme for 2018. To get an impression of the event, check out the agenda from 2017.

Bringing Together Business, Innovation and Technology

In a unique and interactive setting, more than 150+ decision makers with Business Development, Corporate Innovation, Digital Transfer, Technology Management, Corporate Venture, Market Analysis, Research and Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, Research & Development and Product Design in Enterprises come together to share best practices, challenges and prospects of products and services into value with business model innovation and ambidexterity.

Interactive Benchmarking and Networking at its best

For more than 30+ hours, the whole range of relevant stakeholders playing an active role in business development will be engaging in a unique combination of inspirational keynotes and well moderated, interactive world café sessions, workshops, break outs, roundtable discussions and networking activities.



Our Speaker Panel 2017


…not sponsors! The DTIM Europe 2018 is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our partners to reach their targets and inspire innovations. This vision is shared by a selected group of partners at our highest quality events with the most elite audience. Position your business as a thought leader at the DTIM Europe. Join our 2018 partners today!

Our Business Partner Community

Position your business as a thought leader in front of 150 senior business development, technology & innovation executives!

Key questions to be discussed

The way to new opportunities through disruptive technologies and evolutionary innovation:

  • What are the success factors for the implementation of new strategies and innovation processes? How can these be effectively integrated into existing structures and strategies?
  • Incremental innovation vs. disruptive innovation: what makes the management of disruptive technologies so difficult?
  • The challenging balancing act for technology driven companies: Technology Push vs. Market Pull

Business Model Innovation: business growth and new business opportunities

  • How are conditions for growth and innovation changing
  • How to adapt currently successful business models to new business model parameters
  • How to systematically develop new business opportunities
  • Cross industry innovation: How can companies increase their competitiveness by extending their product and service portfolio
  • Researching new technologies and new business opportunities in parallel

IoT and the digital transformation

  • Potentials and future opportunities with IoT and digitization
  • How Digitalization is Influencing Business Models of Product and Service
  • How can risks be rendered more transparent and more easily manageable?
  • Scenario Techniques as a Tool to Analyze Future Markets and to Improve Reasoning in Assessing Business Potentials

Technology Foresight & trend management

  • Technology Foresight & Anticipation of Technological Leaps: From Trends to New Markets
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Risks and Consequences of New Developments and Disruptive Technologies
  • How to stay on top on technology trends and directions for the future?
  • How to fill the innovation pipeline today being relevant for the future?
  • Early Stage vs. Late Stage innovation: How can companies identify relevant trends and technologies

Start-Ups, Corporate Venturing, Incubators:

  • How Partnerships can enhance development and turn Market Innovations into value for all Parties involved
  • Which types of partnerships are useful? What lessons have been learnt so far?
  • How Partnerships can enhance development and turn Market Innovations into value for all Parties involved
  • Agile innovation concepts: Why are flexibility, agility and lean management essential, and how can these concepts be implemented successfully

Organizational change and transformation

  • Leveraging Disruptions & Innovations to Competitive Advantages
  • Transformation and integration of new technologies: How set the right criteria of implementing disruptive technologies?
  • How to Generate Methodologies and Foster their Operationalization within Complex Business Environment

Movers & Shakers in 2017

“Informative and great networking”
Dennis Gylden
Pandora A/S
“Refreshing view and perspectives on software asset management”
Jaswant Kalay Reckitt
“Brilliant information to take back to the netherlands and to use it.”
Bart van den Heijkant
“Was good to see my colleagues again.”
Steven Wynants
Toyota Motor Europe
“Very good networking opportunity!”
Johnny Westholm
Stora Enso
“Interesting networking and perfect help for avoiding pain points.”
Philippe Stern
Tamedia AG

Attending Companies

DTIM Europe 2018 fuels you with new ideas, new connections, new inspiration and connections.

From large-scale multinational corporations  to small and medium sized companies, from leading research insitutes to the most promising start-ups, from technology management experts to innovation strategies executives –   whatever hat you wear or wherever you stand on the spectrum of new strategies in an ever-changing technological environment, DITM Europe has something of interest for you.

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It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Say Hello?

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

Icebreaker Sessions

Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Audit Debate

Reducing risks for IT audits, tips and tricks to survive audits. All round tables are vendor free!


Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realisation. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.

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Q&A Session

Q&A is an integral part of our solution tracks. Join our speakers after every solution study at their exhibition stands and discuss with them the described challenges and solutions.

Breakfast Club

Start your we.CONECT experience with a coffee and … NETWORKING!
Meet at the breakfast table in the restaurant and get into a conversation with your peers and other participants over the first coffee

Tweetback Cards

The unique interactive live feedback system! Note down your thoughts on comment cards which will be pinned on walls in the networking area for further discussion.

Challenge your Peers

Challenge Your Peers is an innovative workshop concept which enables participants to engage in a direct exchange with experts from a certain industry. The aim is to discuss and to identify challenges within the sector as well as problems, needs and solutions.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.



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