Experience ‘Co-creation for Success’ at Fujitsu Forum Munich 2018
Wednesday 7th - Thursday 8th November 2018 - register now
Fujitsu Forum Munich 2018 provides an opportunity for business and IT leaders from around the world to join subject matter experts from Fujitsu and our partners to discuss how innovative digital solutions can benefit both business and society.
Over two days, the event features Keynotes from global thought leaders, insightful Break-Out sessions and an extensive exhibition where you can experience the latest digital solutions first hand. There is also an extensive program of expert talks, where you can explore your specific business challenges with our subject matter experts, as well as unparalleled networking opportunities with your peers from around the world.
Follow the event and join the conversation online using #FujitsuForum as 12,000 people from across the world come together to experience the transformational outcomes of digital technology.
Our confirmed Keynote speakers
Rachel Botsman is the world-renowned expert on an explosive new era of trust and technology and what this means for life, work and how we do business. She teaches at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and is the author of two highly acclaimed books.
Rachel was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.
Her work has taken her to every continent, except (so far) Antarctica. Today, she’ll explain why trust matters more than ever in the digital age.
Professional Career: Apr. 1980: Joined Fujitsu Limited Apr. 2000: Director, Industries Sales Group, Process Industries Sales & Marketing Div., Energy & Steel Industries Sales & Marketing Dept. Apr. 2003: Fujitsu (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. Apr. 2005: Fujitsu (China) Holdings Co., Ltd., Fujitsu Hong Kong Ltd. Dec. 2009: Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Industry Business Unit Apr. 2012: Corporate Vice President Head of Manufacturing Industry Business Unit May. 2013: Corporate Vice President, Head of Manufacturing Industry Business Unit, Manufacturing & Distribution, Industry Sales Group Apr. 2014: Corporate Senior Vice President, Head of Asia Region Jan. 2015: Corporate Executive Officer, SEVP, Head of Asia Region Feb. 2015: Corporate Executive Officer, SEVP Jun. 2015: Representative Director President, Education: Bachelor of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science (March, 1980)
In January 2016 Duncan Tait was appointed as Head of the Americas region, alongside his current position as Director and Corporate Executive Officer, EVP and Head of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa and member of Fujitsu Limited's Board of Directors. Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu’s UK & Ireland region and Chairman of Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited (FTEL).
Duncan has more than 27 years’ experience in the ICT industry. During this time, he has led businesses across the broad spectrum of technology and services, in the UK and internationally. His deep business and industry knowledge and global perspective are critical assets that enable Fujitsu to achieve its mission: to use technology to improve global business and society. Duncan joined Fujitsu in 2009 to run the Private Sector organization within UK & Ireland, and grew that business by 55 percent before being promoted to Chief Executive. He enjoys building high performance teams and has a passion for inspiring people to achieve the company’s strategy.
Duncan started work as a systems programmer at BAE Systems. After a career in consulting, he moved into product marketing with Keane’s Infrastructure Management business. Subsequently, Duncan ran Granada’s networking business across EMEA. After that, he led numerous services businesses and managed global clients at HP. He later joined Unisys and was eventually Managing Director of all Unisys operations in the Africa, Middle East and UK regions. Duncan is a member of the Prince’s Trust Technology Leaders’ Board, non-executive director of Business in The Community, board member of e-skills and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Outside work, Duncan is a committed family man with four daughters. When time permits he enjoys riding motorbikes.
Joseph Reger has been Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with various Fujitsu entities since 2002. As of August 1st, 2014 he was appointed as CTO for Fujitsu’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region. In August 2015 he was awarded the title of Fujitsu Fellow.
As CTO, he advises both the company and its customers in the implementation of new technologies. In this role he is the driving force for Fujitsu’s portfolio and technology strategy. Currently he is focusing on the topics of Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. A renowned industry expert and visionary, Joseph is recognized for his ability to understand and predict the IT trends that will most impact the future of business. Working with Fujitsu’s customers, he helps to determine and implement the innovations most appropriate to their strategy. His role is paramount in helping Fujitsu choose wisely when deciding on technology directions.
Joseph joined the company as Head of Technology Marketing in 1998 from IBM, where he was Executive Consultant and Chief IT Architect. He started his career in academia, in the field of theoretical physics and computer sciences research. He has studied and worked at Universities in Hungary, Norway, USA and Germany. In the US, he spent three years as a visiting scientist at the University of California in Santa Cruz, engaged in interdisciplinary research of complex systems. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cologne, and received the highest German academic degree (habilitation) at the University of Mainz.
Rupert Lehner is Head of Central Europe, EMEIA Product and EMEIA Enterprise Platform Services. He is also a Member of the Board of Managing Directors at Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH, and is the Bavarian State Representative of Bitkom, where he represents the interests of the German Digital Association in relation to political bodies.
Rupert has held a variety of roles within Siemens, Siemens-Nixdorf, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Fujitsu Technology Solutions at various locations.
As well as managing the Enterprise Platform Services business line, in August 2018, he took over responsibility for the product business in EMEIA and was appointed Head of Central Europe. Rupert studied Business Administration at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and started his career in 1990 when he joined Siemens AG in Nuremberg.
Lisa A. Spelman is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of Intel® Xeon® processors and data center marketing at Intel Corporation. She leads the group’s marketing efforts and manages a team that spans product marketing and management for Intel Xeon processors and platforms; outbound activities, including product launches, social media and go-to-market activities with equipment manufacturers and software vendors; technologies and solutions; and performance marketing. Her team is also responsible for Intel’s data center channel business.
Spelman joined the Data Center Group in 2014 after five years in Intel’s IT organization, culminating in her role as director of client services. During her three-year tenure in that position, she led the global team responsible for providing personal productivity tools to Intel employees. Before joining Intel IT operations, Spelman spent two years as technical adviser to Intel’s chief information officer. Earlier in her Intel career, she held positions in finance, server product and brand marketing, and sales for a multinational customer account. She joined Intel in 2000 as a financial analyst supporting Intel’s server business.
Spelman earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and marketing from the University of Washington.
Fleur is VP, Head of Global Strategic Alliances EMEIA at Fujitsu. In this role, Fleur is accountable for leading the Alliances strategy and activities of Fujitsu in EMEIA, helping to build relationships between our customers, key partners and Fujitsu to enable all of us to benefit from our respective strengths.
Fleur joined Fujitsu in 2012 as the Business Development Director for Private Sector, before moving on to the role of Director for Business Development & Presales for Networks & Telecoms, EMEIA. Fleur holds a BSc, Hons, applied science from Cranfield University and a MSc, Business and Telecommunications from UCL.
Ranjeet is Vice President of NetApp’s Converged Infrastructure business. In his role, Ranjeet is responsible for NetApp's FlexPod business, the expansion of converged infrastructure solutions and services through the creation of new joint development partnerships and the delivery of NetApp’s new HCI solution.
With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Ranjeet has been at the forefront of product innovations that have transformed markets and created new product categories, driving new business models and strategies across key networking products and data center converged infrastructure solutions. Ranjeet previously served as Senior Director of product management for FlexPod solutions at NetApp, establishing the FlexPod converged infrastructure solution as a market leading platform for datacenter workloads, private and hybrid cloud service offerings.
Prior to joining NetApp, Ranjeet spent 13 years at Cisco Systems and 10 years at Digital Equipment Corporation in a variety of Product Management, Business Development and Manufacturing positions. Ranjeet holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College.
Since joining Microsoft in 1999, Michel van der Bel has held a number of senior leadership roles across Microsoft’s international organisation, including General Manager of Microsoft Netherlands, VP for Public Sector (EMEA) and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft UK. Michel is now Corporate Vice President for Microsoft in EMEA.
Charisma combined with a commanding stage presence. This television personality has worked on a variety of on-air shows and has moderated hundreds of live events. Her work for television has included the stations Sat 1, Pro 7, N24 and ntv, where she hosted the program “PS-Automagazin”. She also moderates the motosports show “DTM”, which is broadcast in 220 countries.
Fluent in English and German with a smattering of French and Tagalog, Verena holds a Master’s Degree from Emerson College in Boston, USA, where she graduated magna cum laude.
David Hazard joined Fujitsu’s business in November 2015 as Head of Sales Operations and Channel EMEIA. David is responsible for the development of best practice & tools to support growth in sales, as well as the development of strategy and capability for Fujitsu’s 27,000 Channel Partners.
Dave has 20 years’ experience in the Technology sector having worked previously in leadership roles at Dell EMEA and Systemax EMEA. Before joining Dell, David worked at Dun & Bradstreet for 11 years in Strategic Development, managing large financial services clients, building credit assessment scorecard technology, and market segmentation CRM analysis tools. Dave has previously also worked for 10 years in Banking, for Barclays plc retail banking division, and Royal Bank of Canada, responsible for outsourcing fund administration across EMEA. David is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment.
David is married with two children, lives in South West London, and his hobbies are Catamaran Sailing, Yachting, Skiing and watching Rugby.
Highlights from Fujitsu Forum 2017
In 2017 we welcomed over 10,000 visitors to Fujitsu Forum from over 80 countries. Our theme was digital co-creation – bringing together the latest digital technology and expertise to create new possibilities for business and society.
As well as senior executives from Fujitsu such as President Tanaka, Duncan Tait and Dr. Joseph Reger we were joined by a host of external speakers including Rita McGrath, Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Columbia Business School, Olivier Onclin, COO of the Belgian financial services provider Belfius and Jo De Vliegher, CIO of major energy and aluminium producer Norsk Hydro. Watch the video playlist to see our highlights.