How do you really make transformation happen?  

Read the full 2018 CEO Summit report


At our 2018 Munich summit, hosted by Steelcase at their Innovation Center, a group of leading executives from across industries explored these questions and the leadership challenges of transformation. 

The program featured new academic research, first-person executive insights, and group discussions around shared challenges and creative solutions:

  • Wilfried Porth, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. Human Resources, on how the automaker is creating an agile organization for the digital age
  • Paul Cobban, Chief Transformation Officer at DBS Bank on leading a “22,000-person startup transformation” at one of the world’s top digital banks
  • HBS Professor Clay Christensen on why disruptive innovation requires even the most successful companies to innovate and transform
  • Scott Anthony and Bernard Kuemmerli, senior partners at Innosight and authors of a forthcoming Harvard Business Review article, on new strategies for CEOs and leadership teams to crack the cycle of leadership alignment



BASF Group – COTY – Daimler – DBS Bank

FBN Holdings Group – Ford Motor Company – Harvard Business Manager

Kapsch TrafficCom – Lima Corporate – Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc. – Mobilezone Holding Ltd.

Nestlé – Pfizer – Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland – Solvay – Steelcase

Studer Group – Swarovski – Swisscard – Swisscom 

Temasek International Pte. Ltd. – Vertiv Integrated Systems GmbH

download the presentations

Download The Growth Imperative

Download Breaking the Cycle of Leadership Misalignment

Download  Paul Cobban’s Presentation on DBS Bank

Download Consciously Creating a Culture of Innovation