How to Become an Agile High-Growth Company

A hands-on seminar series that helps you capture new growth opportunities and successfully manage digital value creation.

The Challenge

Emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain or Robotics are changing the world and offering completely new business opportunities. Unfortunately, too many companies risk falling behind. One of the biggest challenges to digital growth is quickly integrating disruptive technology into the operations while establishing a digital-first company culture.

Your Outcome

A simple but powerful growth plan for your digital business

The Digital Growth Sessions provide an immersive guide to growing your business in the digital world.

You will learn from real-world examples how to design, implement and scale digital growth in your organization.

01 Benchmark

Benchmarks and impulses to define the starting point and to speed up digital growth

02 Strategy

Actionable strategic framework to implement digital growth, including quick wins

03 Leadership

Concrete guidelines to establish committed teams and foster collaboration

04 Performance

Important key performance indicators and tools to monitor progress

05 Best Practice

Best practices from fast-growing technology companies across the globe

Key Opinion Leaders as Guests

The Digital Growth Sessions feature conversations with globally recognized experts

Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin
Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin
Economist, board member, and columnist from Istanbul. Author of best-selling books about risk management and socio-economics.
Elise Quevedo
Elise Quevedo
London-based author, keynote speaker, and highly sought-after social media strategist with a passion for storytelling.
Bay McLaughlin
Bay McLaughlin
Founding team member of Apple’s global SMB channel, co-founder of IoT accelerator Brinc, and keynote speaker based in Hong Kong.
Vladimir Vulic
Vladimir Vulic
Management consultant and two-time TEDx speaker from Montenegro who is in constant pursuit of challenging the status quo.

Hosted at Innovative Hotspots

New sessions coming soon
Berlin

Berlin

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

London

London

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

Singapore

Singapore

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

Bay of San Francisco

Silicon Valley

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

Reviews

Tim-Frederik Kohler
Tim-Frederik Kohler

Global Chief Sales Officer
AS-Schneider Group, Singapore

To me the biggest value was Mike’s help to transform the mindset of our employees and open their eyes to see what is happening in the business world right now. I really enjoyed the one-day session with him. The content was creative, fast, and innovative. Mike’s simplified and enjoyable delivery made it easy for everyone to stay focused and keep everyone on the same page.

Tacito Loschiavo
Tacito Loschiavo

General Manager
ABB Inc., USA

The Digital Growth Session was the best meeting I ever had with an outside advisor. Mike gave us insights into the future of automation in the O&G industry and how digitalization will impact the relationship between users and suppliers. It was eye-opening to learn how fast things are changing in our industry and how urgent it is to adapt to the new world and technologies.

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Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin

After graduating from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, in 1991, Prof. Emre Alkin completed his postgraduate degree in 1993 at Istanbul University. He received the title of “associate professor” in 1997, and “professor” in 2002.

Prof. Emre Alkin worked as a consultant for several investment companies and continues to serve as the board member for most of them. He also worked for the companies Çukurova, Anadolu Industry Holding, Doğan Holding and Altınbaş Holding in various sectors. Between 1998-2003, Prof. Emre Alkin was featured as an economics news commentator on TV channels such as KANAL9, BRT, TV8, SKYTÜRK and worked as an economics columnist in various newspapers.

Between 2000-2014, he held positions as Secretary General of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, member of the National Tax Council, Secretary General of the Federation of Captive Finance Companies, Secretary General of the Turkish Football Federation and member of the UEFA Marketing Committee. He is a non-executive board member of Galatasaray Inc.

Prof. Emre Alkin has held various positions in GSM and telecommunications, international financial institutions, payment systems, energy and the iron/steel industry. He gives lectures and economy classes at the Kemerburgaz University, where he continues his academic career as vice chancellor.

Prof. Emre Alkin is a columnist in the business newspaper DUNYA and also a contributor to various lifestyle magazines, where he shares his thoughts on new dimensions in business. As a best-selling author, he wrote four books about risk management and socio-economics.

Twitter: @emrealkin1969

Elise Quevedo

Elise Quevedo is the Author of “Creating a Kick-Ass Attitude”. She is also a keynote speaker, mentor and one of the most sought after social/digital media marketing consultants. She has been voted “Top 100 Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter” multiple times, sharing that list with prestigious names such as Richard Branson and Mike Bloomberg. She is ranked among the top 2% most viewed profiles on LinkedIn.

Elise has been honored in the Top 100 Women of E-Commerce Awards and has been featured in the Entrepreneurs 4 Schools campaign during Global Entrepreneurship Week in the UK. She is an ambassador for DES (Digital Business World Congress) in Spain and Codefest Macedonia. She can also be found at The Expert Academy, Teachable, and Udemy.

She loves storytelling in her presentations and writing and has fused her personal development and entertainment background with the tech world, making sure people understand the importance of keeping their online activities interactive and with a human touch. That’s why she created SMEQ (Social Media Emotional Quotient), which is the art and influence of creating, attracting and building better business relationships through digital media.

Topics of interest for Elise include influencer marketing, digital transformation, enterprise & digital innovation, the impact of digital learning for the younger generation, IoT, social/digital media, startups, business growth, leadership and personal growth.

As a mentor/consultant she is always keen to learn about new technologies, brands and cutting-edge information that keeps her on top of her game.

Twitter: @EliseQuevedo

Bay McLaughlin

Bay is a co-founder of Brinc, a global IoT accelerator, manufacturing studio, and online hardware community based in Hong Kong with offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, London, Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Bahrain. Having spent half of his career in or founding startups, he now brings his experience and operations expertise to connect the dots from Asia to Silicon Valley for IoT companies from around the world. He currently holds equity positions in 52 companies in 20 countries, serves on the board of Soundbrenner, Silentmode and Brinc, and is a contributor for Forbes and a KOL (Key Opinion Leader) for Huawei.

Bay has supported technology startups for the last decade. Over half of this time was spent at Apple as a founding team member of their global SMB channel and as the founder of their first Entrepreneurship Evangelism channel. To support startups at Apple, Bay partnered with the world’s best founders, venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators to identify and solve their most pressing strategic issues. His division at Apple has grossed more than $350M USD in sales and is still the best team globally in Apple SMB’s division. The other half of his career has been spent inside of or founding startups, two of which failed, one of which exited successfully.

As a regular mentor for Chinaccelerator, the Thiel Foundation, and other startup ecosystems in Asia, Bay is passionate about investing in founders with a global vision. Bay is also a professional speaker and gave speeches at 55 events across 20 countries in 2017 alone.

Twitter: @betabay

Vladimir Vulic

Vladimir is a management, innovation, and social media consultant. He has done work for clients such as The Coca-Cola Company (Serbian operations), Trebjesa Brewery Nikšić (a Molson Coors Company), Crnogorski Telekom (a part of Deutsche Telekom group), Erste Bank Serbia, the Government of Montenegro, UNDP Montenegro, the British Embassy in Belgrade (Serbia), UNICEF Youth Innovation Laboratory Montenegro, Direct Media Montenegro, British Council Montenegro, Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA)…

Vladimir is also a co-founder of NGO Digitalizuj.me, a digital community trying to help citizens and organizations in Montenegro understand and implement exciting new opportunities for social change and business in the digital environment. He is the Program Director of Spark.me, one of the most carefully curated tech/business conferences in Southeast Europe. The conference has been organized annually in Budva, Montenegro since 2013 by Domain.ME, a private company in charge of operating Montenegro’s national internet domain – .ME.

Vladimir has 12 years of experience teaching Strategic Management at the Faculty of Economics Podgorica, University of Montenegro, the leading economics and management education institution in Montenegro. He speaks frequently at conferences and corporate events, exploring the intersection of technology, business strategy, leadership, innovation & change. He was a keynote speaker in 15 countries across 3 continents.

Vladimir is a 2-time TEDx speaker, including a talk at TEDxZagreb in front of 1,000+ attendees.

Twitter: @vulicvladimir

Mike Flache

Business Activities

  • Involved in 15+ high-tech startups based in Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia, including disruptive business models in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, SaaS and financial technology, such as Fundment
  • Recognized thought leader for Fortune 500 companies, innovators and institutions, such as the Silicon Valley Innovation Center
  • Advisor to C-level executives from traditional industries to help them master digital growth, such as AS-Schneider Group
  • Speaker and panelist on digital growth topics at conferences and corporate events around the world

Recognitions & Membership

  • Global Top 5 Angel Investor to Follow (Evan Carmichael)
  • Global Top 10 Influencer for Digital Transformation (Onalytica)
  • Global Top 30 Influencer of Industrial Internet of Things IIoT (Right Relevance)
  • Member of the Global Business Leaders Institute
  • Expert Group Supervisory Boards and Advisory Boards in Germany

Twitter: @mikeflache