Impressions from VIP Talks
The VIP talks are integral part of the program, allowing students to meet industry leaders and gain valuable insights from the real world. During the first 12 months of the program, we invite around 10 prominent speakers to present their insights and engage in discussion with students.
Here are some examples of our speakers:
Dr. Dieter Bambauer, CEO PostLogistics, Swiss Post
"Swiss Post: Going Beyond Logistics"
Urs Breitmeier, CEO, RUAG Group
"Challenges of RUAG"
David Dean, CEO, Bossard Group
"Intelligent Solutions for High Productivity"
Peter Ernsting, SVP Group Supply Chain & Member of the Executive Committee, Carlsberg Group
"Operating an End-to-End Supply Chain"
Dr. Barbara Frei-Spreiter, Group Senior Vice President, ABB
"Technology Transfer Within an International Company"
Karl Ulrich Garnadt, Chairman & CEO, Lufthansa Cargo
"Air Cargo 2.0 — Speed, Efficiency and Transparency"
Alexander Hagemann, CEO, Schaffner Group
"Managing In Volatile Times: Experiences Of A Global Manufacturing SME"
Barbara Kux, Exernal Director, Firmenich, GDF Suez, Henkel, Total and Umicore
"Supply Chain: Strategic Opportunities in a Volatile Environment"
Philip Mosimann, CEO, Bucher Industries
"Technology Swiss Made and Management in Turbulent Times"
Dr. Volker Pyrtek, CPO & Managing Director BuyIn (Deutsche Telekom and Orange)
"Opportunities and Challenges of a Large Scale Procurement Joint Venture"
Dr. Till Reuter, CEO, KUKA
"Shaping Industry 4.0 with Smart Platforms, Connectivity and Domain Know-how"
Monika Ribar, CEO, Panalpina
"Current and Future Challenges in Global Logistics"
Rainer G. Schulz, CEO, Rehau Group
"The World is Changing - What About Logistics"
Bruno Sidler, COO, DKSH Holding
"Market Expansion Services in Asia"
Klaus Stahlmann, CEO, Sulzer
"Transforming Sulzer Into One Company to Reach Full Potential"
Dr. Peter Steiger, Member Extended Group Management, Swatch Group
"Inside Swatch, How the Swatch Group Really Ticks"
Chris Tyas, Vice President Supply Chain, Nestlé
"Supply Chain Resilience – The Critical Factor in Today VUCA World"
Hans-Bernd Veltmaat, SVP and CSCO, AGCO Corp.
"Going Modular: From Design Into Production"
André Wall, Chief Technical Officer, Iberia
"The SR Technics Material Availability Solution at the Speed of Light"
Paul Zumbühl, CEO Interroll Worldwide Group
"Interroll on Its Way to a Global Market Leader in Internal Logistics"
Vice President - Head of Global Cluster Electrics
Corporate Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing
Schindler Management AP (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
MBA ETH SCM 2009
"Speakers in the VIP talks shared with us how they solved problems in real life (or were still dealing with challenges), how their organizations tried to find ways forward, how they entered different markets and how insights were transferred to a global level. We were invited to see them at their companies and could even contact them afterwards if needed. This was very valuable."