01 - 03 April, 2019 | London, UK
Michaela Bessell, Head of Digital Transformation Office at Henkel

Michaela Bessell

Head of Digital Transformation Office

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Conference Day Two - Wednesday 3rd April

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

2:30 PM Case study Henkel X: Accelerating Henkel’s entrepreneurial transformation - a cultural transformation program embracing open innovation

In 2017, Henkel began a major transformation toward a new business model to underpin the future growth of the €20bn business. The agile, hyper-connected and entrepreneurial platform Henkel X was launched beginning of 2018, to accelerates Henkel’s entrepreneurial transformation across three pillars: Ecosystem, Experience and Experimentation.
Michaela will share her approach to designing and driving a successful programme, including the following key elements:    
  • Outcomes of our extensive benchmarking study to find an own approach of a digital transformation journey
  • The role of culture and collaboration for innovation vs. technology as an enabler
  • How the programme has performed in the first year and key lessons learnt

3:30 PM Panel: Getting PEX and IT to work together to deliver the agile organisation of the future

Issues up for discussion and debate include:
  • How are teams structured in terms of IT and process excellence at different organisations and what is the effect? 
  • What is the delineation between OPEX and IT when it comes to digitally-oriented operational improvements? 
  • Avoiding infighting between the two functions
  • How are IT and OPEX learning from each other’s change methodologies and to what extent are companies combining them?