Explore the ‘trusted future’ at
Fujitsu Forum Munich 2019
At Fujitsu Forum Munich 2019, we will be exploring how a people-first (‘human-centric’) approach to the latest digital technologies is helping to build trust in new business models and ultimately helping to improve lives. Our event theme this year is Human Centric Innovation – Driving a Trusted Future.
As always, our annual flagship conference will be packed with high value content, from inspiring Keynotes and insightful Breakout Sessions through to practical demonstrations of the very latest industry solutions. Highlights will include our Expert Talks program, where you can explore your specific challenges with subject matter experts, and networking opportunities with industry peers from around the world.
We look forward to welcoming you to Munich to join this high value event and to celebrate the latest exciting possibilities of the digital age.
Over the coming weeks, we will be regularly publishing updated agenda information on this site, so please bookmark it today. Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to at Fujitsu Forum Munich 2019:
Our Demonstration Area will showcase how all major industries, from manufacturing and retail through to public services, continue to be transformed by the latest digital technologies. You will see how these technologies, including both AI and IOT based solutions, are opening up significant new opportunities for improving operational efficiency and customer experience. We will also demonstrate our latest workplace, cybersecurity and multi-cloud innovations, helping you plot the next steps on your transformation journey. You can also see the latest servers, storage and end user systems, from workstations to the latest tablet devices, and solutions for managing even the most complex hybrid infrastructures.
In our keynote sessions, Fujitsu executives will be joined on stage by special guests to share their personal insights into the challenges and possibilities of the digital age. This year our speakers will be reflecting on the critical importance of trust in establishing new business models, and how we can ensure that new and emerging technologies are deployed in the most responsible and ethical way.
In addition to the thought-leadership keynotes, there will bemore than 60 interactive breakout sessions. These will focus on the challenges faced by different industry sectors, sharing new approaches based on real life case studies. We will explore how digital technology can help build trust, create new business opportunities and improve lives.
Our expert talks give you the chance to discuss your specific challenges and opportunities with subject matter experts from Fujitsu and Fujitsu partner organizations. By booking in advance, you can ensure a tailored session that can directly support your strategic planning activities.
During the event, you will have the chance to meet with peers from a broad range of industry sectors and geographies, both through the organized sessions and through informal networking. With business and IT leaders from over 80 countries expected at the event, from a broad range of industry sectors, this is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and extend your personal network.
Our confirmed keynote speakers
Takahito Tokita joined Fujitsu in 1988, gaining valuable experience as a systems engineer specializing in the financial services sector. He has since held several senior leadership positions in Fujitsu’s systems integration group, leading its application development business and the delivery of large-scale, mission critical systems.
Prior to becoming Fujitsu President in 2019, Mr Tokita was based in London for two years, responsible for Fujitsu’s Global Delivery Group. In this role, he led a team of over 8,000 people delivering service desk and offshore development capabilities across eight countries.
Mr. Tokita earned a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Andreas has a strong passion for digital equality, for a world in which wealth is shared, not only financially but also in terms of knowledge and power. He is the author of six books, published in over 30 languages, a columnist, commentator and a headline conference speaker in more than 20 countries. His book ”The Google Code” was a national bestseller, while his latest work ”On Finding” has already been attracting widespread critical acclaim. In his latest talk, Andreas shares his fascinating insights into the challenges facing the next wave of digital revolution, including the impact of new and emerging technology on people’s lives and his vision for ’digital democracy’.
As senior staff writer for the Swedish daily newspaper Sydsvenskan, Andreas is based in Malmo. With over 1.5 million viewers of his online TED talks, his journalistic approach and dynamic delivery were key factors in his recognition as Sweden’s ”Speaker of the Year” for 2019.
We are delighted to welcome Andreas to Fujitsu Forum 2019.
Rupert Lehner is Fujitsu’s Head of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Head of Products for EMEIA. In addition to holding several senior board roles for Fujitsu, Rupert is also the Bavarian State Representative of Bitkom, where he represents the interests of the German Digital Association in relation to political bodies.
Prior to joining Fujitsu, Rupert held a variety of senior leadership roles within Siemens, Siemens-Nixdorf and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. In recent years, Rupert has led Fujitsu’s highly successful Enterprise Platform Services group, taking on his current role in 2018.
Rupert studied Business Administration at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
As Head of Fujitsu’s Global Delivery Group, Tim leads an organisation with over 23,000 employees directly supporting Fujitsu customers. With significant operations across Europe and Asia, Tim and his team are focused on delivering outstanding service quality for Fujitsu customers on a truly global scale.
Tim has held a number of leadership roles in global service delivery since joining Fujitsu in 2010. Prior to joining Fujitsu, Tim worked in various senior roles across Asia Pacific, including Sales and Solutions, Transition, Project Management and Service Delivery.
Tim is an Australian citizen, currently based in Munich.
As Head of Fujitsu in Northern and Western Europe, Paul and his team work closely with many of the region’s largest government and private sector organisations to help them exploit the opportunities of the digital age. Since 2017, Paul has also led Fujitsu’s Sales and Business Development operations across EMEIA, working closely with new and existing customers on major digital transformation projects.
Prior to joining Fujitsu in 2010, Paul held several leadership roles in the IT industry, including EMEA Sales Director for HP Financial Services and Sales Director UK & Ireland for HP Services.
Paul studied at the University of Westminster (Computer Science) and London Business School (Financial Accounting).
Fleur is VP, Head of Global Strategic Alliances at Fujitsu. In this role, Fleur is accountable for leading the Alliances strategy and activities of Fujitsu, 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.
A renowned industry visionary, Dr Joseph Reger is recognized for his ability to understand and predict the IT trends that will most impact the future of business.
Joseph has held various senior CTO roles in Fujitsu, advising customers and colleagues on the implementation of new and emerging technologies. In his current role, Joseph is the driving force for Fujitsu’s portfolio and technology strategy, with particular focus on Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Blockchain.
Prior to joining Fujitsu in 1998, Joseph worked at IBM, where his roles included Chief IT Architect. Joseph started his career in academia, in the field of theoretical physics and computer sciences, having obtained his PhD at the University of Cologne. He also received the highest German academic degree (habilitation) at the University of Mainz.
Having joined Fujitsu in November 2015 as Head of Channel for EMEIA, Dave Hazard is responsible for the development of best practice and 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 previously held senior leadership roles at Dell and Systemax. Before joining Dell, Dave worked at Dun & Bradstreet, managing large financial services clients, and in the banking sector, for Barclays and Royal Bank of Canada.
Dave is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment.
Sammy has spent the past 18 years supporting customers in their journey to optimize IT operations and better serve business needs.
After graduating from the University of Hull, Sammy started his career at Computacenter UK in London, supporting Financial Services customers in their transformation towards consolidated and virtualized IT. After moving back home to France, Sammy then held several senior positions for Computacenter France, before joining Cisco as part of their UCS business.
Since joining Nutanix in 2013, Sammy has been responsible for growing the Nutanix business in France, then South Europe and today EMEA, with teams operating across more than 35 countries.
Jennifer is responsible for the delivery to market of Intel data center processor products, driving growth across Intel’s overall data center and storage business.
Jennifer joined Intel in 1996 as a process engineer, before applying her extensive technical and marketing experience across several core product lines, including the Technology & Manufacturing Group, mobile processor marketing, desktop outbound marketing and product marketing for all Intel server boards and systems.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Babson College, F.W.Olin Graduate School.
Alexander is passionate about helping customers and partners to achieve success. With the IT landscape in a state of flux and the value of data ever more important, he sees NetApp’s role as helping customers to get greater return from IT investments, accelerate business performance and minimize risk.
Alex has a strong history of leading successful Sales teams at NetApp, having led the CEMA region and previously Germany. During his tenure, NetApp become Germany’s number one storage player, a position the company has held since 2010.
Having started at NetApp in 1999, Alex also has a wealth of partner experience having run the channel business in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Alex started his career at m+s Elektronik AG having graduated with a degree in Business Administration from FH Regensburg (now OTH Regensburg).
Will leads strategic engagement with Microsoft’s enterprise customers in EMEA, helping them to innovate and drive change through digital transformation. Prior to joining Microsoft, Will led VMware's datacentre businesses in EMEA and Asia Pacific Japan, before joining a leading private equity vendor as Chief Sales Officer.
Will’s specific areas of interest include AI, Fintech and private equity, as well as cultural and sales transformation. His current engagements with Microsoft customers include enterprise-scale future of work, digital transformation, AI and machine learning projects.
Having matriculated from Cambridge University, Will holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Fintech from Oxford University.
Joining Fujitsu straight from university on the graduate scheme and progressing rapidly through the organization, Helen exemplifies home-grown talent. In her current role, the latest in a long succession of business and technology leadership positions, Helen leads the Global Service and Technology Hubs, a pivotal component of Fujitsu’s acclaimed Global Delivery Group (GDG).
Helen is deeply passionate about cultivating and nurturing an entrepreneurial, customer-focused culture within her teams. Having held six leadership roles to date, overseeing teams of up to 4,300 people, Helen has repeatedly found new ways to drive up operational efficiency, win business and delight customers. With four high-profile accolades in the past four years alone, including ‘Business Leader of the Year’ at the 2015 Women in IT Awards, Helen’s efforts to evolve Fujitsu with inspiring and innovative leadership are well recognized.
Highlights from Fujitsu Forum 2018
In 2018 we welcomed over 10,000 visitors to Fujitsu Forum in Munich. Our theme was Co-creation for Success with sessions looking at how you can leverage digital technology and deliver innovative value jointly with your partners and customers.
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 author Rachel Botsman, Microsoft's Michel van der Bel, Lisa A. Spelman of Intel and NetApp's Ranjeet Sudan.