Become an agile
high-growth company

Global thought leaders share winning strategies with you

"A one-day seminar that gives you the strategy and tools to become a leading player in revenue and market growth."
Manuel Greisinger
Manuel Greisinger
Principal Enterprise Sales,
Amazon Web Services

Enabling digital growth
to create sustainable added value

Mike Flache provides an in-depth look into growth models
Mike Flache, creator of the Digital Growth Sessions

Hello, I am Mike Flache. I am an entrepreneur, angel investor, keynote speaker, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Together with talented teams, I build digital businesses worldwide.

Emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain or Robotics are changing the world. Unfortunately, too many companies risk falling behind.

With the Digital Growth Sessions, I want to inspire CEOs and executives for the enormous potential of new business opportunities. And develop an individual digital growth strategy together with them.

To live up to this claim, I have built a team of world-renowned thought leaders. I am proud to work with you and these great minds in the sessions to enable digital growth and value creation.

Work with world-renowned thought leaders

The Digital Growth Sessions feature conversations with globally recognized experts. During the day, we dive straight into the heart of the matter without unnecessary abstract theories and pointless fillers. The unique combination of expertise, proven track records and thought leadership ensures the maximum value for you.

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.
Pipo Serrano

Pipo Serrano

Award-winning radio and television journalist, author of two books and speaker on digital transformation. Pipo lives in Barcelona.
Vladimir Vulic

Vladimir Vulic

Management consultant and two-time TEDx speaker from Montenegro who is in constant pursuit of challenging the status quo.

A powerful growth plan for your digital business

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

During the one-day session, you will learn from real-world examples how to design, implement and scale digital growth in your organization.

To get the most value out of your Digital Growth Session, each session is reserved for small groups of no more than 12 participants.

01 Starting point

Business benchmarks 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 Action items

Systematic processes and relevant measures to increase revenue

05 Performance

Important key performance indicators and tools to monitor progress

06 Best practice

Best practices from fast-growing technology companies across the globe

Hosted at innovative hotspots

New sessions for the second half of the year coming soon
Berlin Hotspot

Berlin

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

London Hotspot

London

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

Singapore Hotspot

Singapore

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

Hong Kong Hotspot

Hong Kong

2019
Date To Be Confirmed

San Francisco Hotspot

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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Mike Flache

Mike Flache is an entrepreneur, angel investor, keynote speaker, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Together with talented teams, he builds digital businesses worldwide. In addition to his involvement in the startup sector, he works with executives of companies around the globe, such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz and Huawei Technologies, just to name a few.

Notable business activities

  • Involved in 15+ high-tech startups, including disruptive business models in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, SaaS, and financial technology, such as Fundment and Codetrails
  • Partner of venture capital and private equity firms, such as V/G Ventures Switzerland
  • Recognized thought leader for Fortune 500 companies, innovators and institutions, such as BMC Software, Huawei Technologies and the Silicon Valley Innovation Center
  • Speaker and panelist on digital growth topics at corporate events and conferences, such as Mobile World Congress, Digital Asia and Eco-Connect Europe
  • Co-founder of “Safe Water Gardens”, a nonprofit organization based in Singapore that uses digitalization to tackle the global sanitation crisis

Notable recognitions

  • 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)

Notable membership

  • Member of the Global Business Leaders Institute
  • Jury Member, Get in the Ring Foundation
  • Expert Group Supervisory Boards and Advisory Boards

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.

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.

Pipo Serrano

Pipo Serrano is a journalist (Radio, Television and Digital Journalism), who has directed strategies and digital transformations in large newsrooms and media, incorporating in them new narratives and digital coverage, in addition to Mobile Journalism (MoJo), of which he is one of the pioneers in Spain. For all this, he has been recognized by the “European Digital Mindset Awards 2018” with the “Best Journalistic Work on Digital Transformation” award. Dynamics and experience that he has also applied in projects with numerous companies from other areas.

After many years directing and sub directing numerous radio and television spaces, in recent times, his media presence is linked to his extensive knowledge of the digital universe. This has led him to participate as a speaker in various conferences related to digital issues, in addition to presenting and moderating recognized sessions at the MWC (mWeek, Digital Future Society, Congress Talks, Barcelona Digital Talent, mLunch), MojoCon, Digital Enterprise Show (DES), and Smart City World Expo to name a few. Apart from contributing to many relevant arenas, he is the host and chair of “Mobile Talks”, run monthly by the Mobile World Capital Foundation, interviewing and moderating professionals from all around the world.

Author of 2 books on digital transformation and MoJo, at an academic level, he is a professor of “Digital Journalism” in the “Master of Journalism Bcn_Ny” of the University of Barcelona and the Columbia School of Journalism. In addition, he is an associate professor at the University of New Haven, for whom he teaches digital journalism to North American students in Barcelona.

Lastly, Pipo Serrano is member of the Governing Board of the Association of Journalists of Catalonia since March 2018.

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.

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