Connect with the brightest digital minds.

Wondering who you’ll meet at NEXT? The carefully selected NEXT crowd brings together thought leaders from many different countries, industries, disciplines and departments – all driven by the big digital questions of our time. Join discussions with marketing and product leaders, digital economy executives, innovative corporations and start-ups to get inspired and expand your network.

Meet some people who attended NEXT in the past:

  • Matthias Schrader

    Accenture Song, Managing Director

  • Volker Martens


  • Marc Opelt

    OTTO, Chairman of the Management Board and Management Board for Marketing

  • Cindy Walter

    REWE Group, Lead Digital Media

  • Jasmin Quellmann

    Beiersdorf Ag, Head of Studio NX

  • Vincent Raciti

    TRO GmbH, Music and Sound Strategy

  • Holger Schellkopf

    t3n, Chief Editor

  • Peter Dlugosch

    evomate GmbH, Managing Partner / Senior Digital Advisor & Agile Coach

  • Nicolai Andersen

    Deloitte, Partner, EMEA Lead Innovation & Head of the Deloitte Garage

  • Felix van de Sand

    COBE, Co-Founder / Managing Director

  • Daniel Ackermann

    Unitymedia, Director Sales Management

  • Christoph Meurer

    Home Shopping Europe GmbH, Team Leader Content Project Management

  • Christian Peters

    Philips, Online Specialist

  • Andreas Weitkämper

    Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH, Managing Director Domestic

  • Michael Adolf

    Audi, Head of Digital Content & VR

  • Petra Raddatz

    Red Bull Media House, Head of Innovation Management

  • Maria von Scheel-Plessen

    Gucci, Director EMEA

  • Ole Keding

    pilot Group, Director Strategy & Innovation

  • Uwe Knaus

    Daimler AG, Manager Corporate Website & Daimler Blog

  • Thomas Voigt

    Otto, Group Vice President Corporate Communications

  • Sanja Stankovic

    Hamburg Startups, Founder

  • Rainer Balensiefer

    Accenture Interactive, Managing Director

  • Philip Seitz

    Tchibo GmbH, General Counsel

  • Nina Kirst

    PAGE, Managing Editor

  • Nicolai Johannsen

    Otto, Sales Director

  • Magnus Thure Nilsson

    Media Evolution & Media Evolution City, CEO

  • Kerstin Hartmann

    Deutsche Bahn, Director Mobility Lab (d.Lab)

  • Johannes Haus

    Haspa Next GmbH, Managing Director

  • Joachim Seyther

    NDR, Editor NonlinearTV

  • Jan-Erik Schwitters

    Telefónica Germany, Head of Portalmanagement

  • Gerrit Schumann

    Handelsblatt Media Group, Managing Director

  • Erik Laser

    Universal Music Publishing, Co Publisher

  • Dorothee Appel

    Zurich Gruppe Deutschland, CIO

  • Dierk Hagedorn

    Lufthansa Industry Solutions, Designer: UI, UX & Corporate

  • Benjamin Werner

    fischerAppelt, Head of Group Marketing

  • Anita Böhm

    Wingmen Online Marketing GmbH, Consultant

  • Andreas Homolla

    Dräger, CIO

  • Alex Kluwe

    Futurice, Consultant

  • Anja Hendel

    diconium, Managing Director

  • Christian Sallach

    WAGO Group, CMO & CDO

  • Christiane Gillissen

    Christiane Gillissen, Brand Experience Manager

  • Johanna Tjaden

    Commerzbank AG, Managing Director

  • Daniel Hölzer

    Wunder Mobility, Head of Communications & PR

  • Ulrich Coenen

    Commerzbank AG, EVP Marketing & Digital Banking

  • Martin Bardeleben

    Google, Head of Hardware, Retail & Stadia Marketing Germany

  • Peter Diekmann

    Bertelsmann Stiftung, Digital Communication Manager

  • Dr. Ayesha Khanna

    CEO, ADDO AI, Founder, 21C Girls

  • Marco Börries

    NumberFour AG, Founder & CEO

  • Holley M. Murchison

    Oratory Glory, Founder

  • Pip Jamieson

    The Dots, Founder & CEO

  • Zach Pentel

    Spotify, Global Director of Brand Strategy

  • Sören Stamer

    CoreMedia AG, CEO & Co-Founder

  • Katharina von Sohlern

    Redesign Democracy, Co-Founder

  • Claudia Pelzer

    VICE Media Group, Director Business Development

  • Lily Kollé

    Raft Collective, Senior Designer

  • Thomas Meyer

    Adobe, Director Digital Strategy Group

  • Antje Kruse-Schomaker

    IBM, Practice Leader

  • Jenni Schwanenberg

    mantro GmbH, Innovation Evangelist

  • Andreas Bodmann

    DNVGL SE., Vice President

  • Axel Neuhaus

    Volkswagen AG, Head of Digital Marketing - Germany

  • Christian Garrels

    ADAC, Head of Brand, Marketing & Communication

  • Nils Wollny

    Holoride, CEO & Co-founder

  • Henning Dorstewitz

    Netflix, Director Communications DACH & CEE

  • Sven Wiesner

    Neon Gold Innovations GmbH, CEO

  • Karin Libowitzky

    Accenture Interactive, Managing Director ASGR

Become a partner!

As well as attending, you can also play a more significant role as a NEXT partner. Since the beginning, international corporations, start-ups and media companies have helped shape NEXT, delivering unique topics, people and experiences. Become a partner and position your brand as a digital leader using the NEXT platform.

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