Majonne Bokelman-Dumas, Innovation Lead / sr Customer Journey Expert, ING
Majonne is a Customer Journey Expert at ING Asset Based Finance, leading innovation initiatives that go beyond traditional banking.
ING has the ambition to become the go-to-platform for banking and more. By realizing a digital customer experience, developing new services, and cooperation with financial and logistic startups, ING empowers customers to make data-driven decisions to improve their business and realize their ambitions.
Majonne is leading the innovation initiative to streamline and strengthen the supply chain by connecting finance directly to international trade transactions via an integrated digital platform. The concept is focused on improving the flow of information and goods in combination with (pre-shipment and in-transit) asset based finance solutions to improve working capital for primarily the mid-corporate segment and their suppliers.
Majonne has a broad experience in Innovation, Product Development, and Design. With almost 20 years of experience at Philips, in positions ranging from Product Design, Business Excellence and sr Consultant Innovation Management, she has specialized in Market & Customer Driven Innovation.
Majonne holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft NL.
Ruth Maria Bousonville, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons Germany LLP
Ruth is a specialist in data-driven projects. Recent work includes the full range of IT sourcing and customer-facing general terms and conditions for Industry 4.0 projects, GDPR compliance for the German payment card industry, IT outsourcing contracts under EBA guidelines / MaRisk and negotiating document delivery contracts following Germany's 2018 amendment of the library privilege in copyright law. In addition, Ruth has extensive experience in coordinating trademark enforcement proceedings internationally. She was admitted as “Rechtsanwältin” to the German Bar in 2001 and has been a Legal Director at Pinsent Masons in their newly opened Frankfurt office since 2019.
Prof. Dr. Michael Henke, Fraunhofer IML
Michael is Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund and holds the Chair in Enterprise Logistics (LFO) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Dortmund University, Germany. Furthermore, he is Adjunct Professor for Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Management of Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. His research focuses inter alia on Management of Industrie 4.0 and Platform Economy, Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Doing this he is combining his practical experience from entrepreneurial practice and his extensive knowledge from research. Michael Henke studied Brewing and Beverage Technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and gained his doctorate and habilitation in Business and Economics at Technical University of Munich, Germany. During and after his habilitation, he worked for the Supply Management Group SMG in St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 2007 until 2013 he was active in teaching and research as a professor at EBS European Business School.
ir. Douwe Lycklama, Founding Partner, Innopay
Douwe is one of the thought leaders in the ecosystem of ‘digital transactions’, shaping breakthrough business and market innovations, standards and schemes. He is Founding Partner at INNOPAY, a consultancy firm for digital transactions with operations in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin and Stockholm. Its head office is located in The Netherlands, where INNOPAY has the #1 market position. INNOPAY’s team includes more than 50 experienced domain experts who regularly advise a wide range of global organisations.
Dr. Philipp Nimmermann, State Secretary, HMWEVW
Dr. Philipp Nimmermann was born in Berlin in 1966 and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. He earned a degree in economics at Goethe University Frankfurt and began his career path in February 1999 as an economist at BHF Bank, where he was promoted to the position of chief economist in December 2013. Dr. Nimmermann was hired as a state secretary at the state of Schleswig-Holstein’s Ministry of Finance in October 2014 and worked in this capacity until taking on the position of state secretary at the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing in January 2019.
Prof. Boris Otto, Managing Director, Fraunhofer ISST
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto (born 1971 in Hamburg) is Managing Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST in Dortmund since January 2017. He also holds the Chair for Industrial Information Management (formerly Audi-Endowed Chair of Supply Net Order Management) at TU Dortmund University, a position he took over in September 2013. After receiving a Dipl.-Ing. oec. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management in Hamburg, Otto obtained his doctorate degree (Dr.-Ing) at the University of Stuttgart under supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, former president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He received his post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) from the School of Management at the University of St. Gallen at the chair of Prof. Dr. Hubert Österle, where he founded and headed the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality.
His professional career also comprises various responsibilities at PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP and Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In addition, Otto was a research fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA. In 2014, he joined Fraunhofer ISST as the head of the Fraunhofer Innovation Center for Logistics and IT (FILIT). Otto's research focuses on the areas of industrial information management, business and logistics networks as well as methods for the design of digital business solutions.
Brian Sieben, Head of Sourcing Excellence, Hilti Corporation (Principality of Liechtenstein)
Brian is a specialist in applying information technology and formal methods to sourcing and supply management. Next to the implementation of SAP Ariba, he and his team at Hilti have been driving a broad Supply Chain Financing (focus: reverse factoring) program.
Before joining Hilti, Brian studied Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and delivered numerous consultancy assignments and research projects in industry as well as at Fraunhofer in the field of production, logistics and sourcing, both in Europe and Asia. 2006 Brian co-founded a software and consultancy company that is specialized in the development and application of a statistical method for price evaluation (“performance pricing”). He led the implementation of the software and the related method at major international companies in the automotive and electronics industry, and he still chairs the Technical Committee FA315 on Performance Pricing within VDI The Association of Engineers in Germany.
Michiel Steeman, Professor of Supply Chain Finance, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
Michiel Steeman was recently selected as the inaugural holder of the Supply Chain Finance Professorship at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is also the founder and chairman of the Supply Chain Finance Community that has brought together over 30 leading business schools from more than 20 countries around the world who actively collaborate with companies, banks and governments in the developing field of Supply Chain Finance. In 2012 he launched The Cool Connection, a business simulation and training tool that bridges the physical and financial supply chain by bringing together finance, sales, procurement and supply chain in a virtual decision making environment.
Clemens Graf von Wedel, Managing Director, enPORTAL
Clemens Graf von Wedel studied law at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich and completed his studies in 1990 as Assessor Jur. in Düsseldorf. Until 1997 he worked in various functions for the Treuhandanstalt in Berlin. Since 1998 he is self-employed as an energy purchasing consultant. In 2008, he and Rainer Otto founded the company enPORTAL for online energy procurement and 2012 the company epsum for online building cleaning performance. Since then Wedel is managing partner of both companies, based in Hamburg-Harburg. His vision is to digitize procurement to make it more efficient.