Academic Keynote Speaker


Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe, Professor of Strategy and Organization                                                                                                                              Technical University of Munich

Prof. Isabell M. Welpe holds the Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany, where she leads as well the Blockchain Research Group. Her research interests are in New Public Management, leadership, future concepts of work and organisations, blockchain, impact of digital technologies and social media and strategic innovation.  Prof. Welpe teaches Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Managing People and Organizations. She has taught on the faculty of Claremont University, EM Lyon, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the University of Berne, Switzerland.  She is an editorial board and review member of several academic and professional journals and the author of several books and edited volumes as well as over 60 articles and book chapters. Her research is published in journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Organization Studies, and others.


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                                                                             Closing Keynote Speaker


                                                                            Dr. Ralf Belusa, Managing Director - Digital Business & Transformation                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hapag-Lloyd AG

Ralf is currently Managing Director at Hapag-Lloyd leading the global digital business and driving the global digital transformation and change in 125 Countries. He is Member of the Board of Directors - Supervisory Board of a Fortune Global 500 company. He was Chief Digital Officer within a Family Office. Was Senior Director at one of the largest global Online Marketing Network, was an Executive at one of the largest Online Retailers in Germany, co-founder of startups, and sits on multiple advisory boards. Learned writing code at the age of 6, and started his first software company at the age of 16. Ralf studied a year astrophysics and immunology, wrote his doctoral thesis in medicine/human cell research, master and diploma thesis in nanotechnologies and system theory and advises the German Federal Government, Daimler, Top eCommerce-, Marketing, Healthcare-, Pharma and SpaceTechnology companies, and acts as a mentor and investor at Microsoft Ventures. He is a lifetime learner, TEDx speaker, passionate about identifying new innovative business and nurturing talent, and strives to stay hungry and humble forever. And if there is some time he loves playing guitar with his friends.