Disruptive Supply Chain Innovations Conference 16.04.2019

Henrik von Scheel

Originator of the Industry 4.0

Best known as the originator of the “4th Industrial Revolution” (Industry 4.0) and the mastermind of the European Digital Revolution (German Digital Agenda), which ignited the global themes of today.

Named by Financial Times as one of the leading authority on strategy and competitiveness. A sought-after speaker, prolific writer and one of the most influential board members and quoted by Eric Schmidt as “One of the most pre-eminent strategic advisors of his generation”.

His work is applied to national economies, triggered global themes, influenced GDP growth, reset policies in governments, and shaped the performance of the fastest growing fortune 100 companies.

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Rich Katz

Rich Katz

President at Elemica

Rich Katz, a 1990 graduate in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech has been with Elemica for over 16 years in roles as President, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice-President of Product Management, and Vice-President of Research and Development.

Rich is responsible for setting the overall direction of Elemica’s Technology Roadmap, Market Positioning, and will oversee Corporate and Product Marketing.

Rich is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class chief intelligence officers, chief technology officers, and technology executives. This network shares thought leadership and best practice with each other and the industry.

Martin Quensel

Martin Quensel

COO and co-founder of Centrifuge

Martin started his career at SAP as a developer and architect, where he built payment infrastructure, supplier collaboration, and procurement solutions. He moved on to found several successful startups, latest before Centrifuge being Taulia, the leading bank agnostic supplier financing network.

Taulia provided in the last quarter more than 6 bn USD of funding to its network of 1.5 million suppliers in around 160 countries.

His expertise lies in Finance, Payments, Supply Chain Management and Financing, Purchase-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash as well as Supplier Management, and now with Centrifuge how to decentralize trust with help of Blockchain technology in these areas.



Jesper Bennik

Jesper Bennike

EVP Sales and Business Development at project44

Bennike holds an electronic engineering degree from the University of Copenhagen. He has a background in the semiconductor markets, handling enterprise-level customers and growing accounts into multi-million-dollar customers within the camera flash LED sector.

He then served as vice president for Seoul Semiconductors for its mobile device business unit with responsibility for product development and global sales. Later, he was chosen as vice president of business development with mobile intelligence and connectivity leader Tweakker, now part of Spirent Communications plc.

In 2016, he was appointed CEO for GateHouse Logistics being the driving force for its data sharing platform to become must-have technology in the global business of transport logistics. With project44 acquiring GateHouse Logistics in 2018, Bennike is project44’s current executive vice president of sales & business development for Europe.

Tobias Larsson

Tobias Larsson

VP at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation and CEO of Resilience360

Tobias Larsson is a VP at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation and CEO of Resilience360. Over the past seven years, he has worked in product innovation to build insights and knowledge on what it takes to build resilient supply chains. Through supporting logistics, transportation, and business continuity professionals and understanding requirements to build resiliency for brittle supply chains, he has spearheaded the development of industry-leading solutions and technologies that support a holistic approach to supply chain risk management. As a supply chain security and resiliency expert, he has participated in a large number of conferences as a presenter and facilitated sessions around supply chain risk management.

Tobias started his career at DHL thirteen years ago and has held various roles within the Express and Freight divisions of DHL. Before working for DHL, he was involved in start-up activities in his home country Sweden.

Tobias has extensive work experience across the United States, the Netherlands, Finland and Iceland, Turkey and Germany. He holds a Master degree in Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Ralf Kahre

Ralf Kahre

Senior Manager, global business process networks- BASF

Leading the global business process network and being accountable for all external facing network related topics for the end to end process owners in BASF, regardless of channels and tools.

Designing strategic networking processes to increase automation and digitization for BASF and its Business partners as part of the global process architecture team in BASF


Herr Gunther

Heinz-Günter Lux

Global Digital Strategist – Evonik

Heinz Lux is Senior Digital Strategist at Evonik Digital GmbH, the digital subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG, which sees itself as the “Digital Innovation Factory” of Evonik. In his almost 32 years at Evonik Industries, he held various roles from sales to marketing and product management to strategic planning, controlling and business development.

Heinz’s background is business administration and he holds the Executive MBA from Pace University in New York City. In the US, he was a Business Director, where he made a significant turnaround in the product lines profitability and performance.

As Head of Pricing at Evonik’s M&S Excellence Initiative, he introduced value pricing for the global group. In addition, he was actively involved in various merger and acquisition projects, including managing director of a unit for sale in Maastricht (NL).

From 2015 to 2017, he led Evonik’s global business process organization and laid the foundation for Evonik’s digitization initiatives, which it is now continuing to advance in terms of content.

Marcel Kuhs

Marcel Kuhs

Entrepreneur, Developer and Blockchain Expert

Marcel founded his first media company in 2014 to work on the first decentralized use case for DOOH. The solution was presented by the Deutsche Telekom as best practice in digital transformation at CEBIT 2015. After two years he sold his company shares to an investor and joined the chemical industry to work on blockchain use cases especially for supply chain IoT integration and finance. At AZHOS he develops IoT integration and payment solutions for the chemical industry on a smart contract platform.

Cindi Hane

Cindi Hane

VP Product Management at Elemica

A global supply chain executive with a successful background in strategic planning, operations support, global project management, supply chain consulting, technology solution management & implementation and talent management. Areas of expertise include supply chain optimization, transportation management, warehousing & distribution solution design, workshop facilitation, financial modeling, and strategic project communications.