How is CMI addressing the COVID-19 crisis?

Featured image: courtesy of CMI Undoubtedly, the times we are facing are challenging. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the socioeconomic landscape globally. Now, more than ever, great management is of utmost importance. In these unprecedented times, CMI provides the resources to managers of all levels to cope with the crisis. Useful resources CMI is providing … Continue reading “How is CMI addressing the COVID-19 crisis?”

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Undoubtedly, the times we are facing are challenging. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the socioeconomic landscape globally. Now, more than ever, great management is of utmost importance. In these unprecedented times, CMI provides the resources to managers of all levels to cope with the crisis.

Useful resources

CMI is providing tools and resources to deal with the Coronavirus crisis for managers at the webpage titled “Leading through the crisis.” The web page is updated on a constant basis. Existing members can benefit from, ManagementDirect the resource containing “tools, guidance and checklists to support workplace activity.” In addition the Career Development Hub provides the tools to boost career performance. End Point Assessment partners can get relevant information on the EPA web page and in the CMI Partner Portal.

Briefings

Every week CMI CEO, Ann Francke OBE, is delivering a CMI #BetterManagers Briefing webinar to support the CMI family and wider community. Below you can find the briefing delivered on Friday the 17th of April 2020.

Briefng: Friday 17 April 13:15 GMT ¦ Courtesy of CMI

Further resources

CMI is offering a series of helpful articles with respect to flexible working, crisis management, mental health and wellbeing, the new employment landscape and the new good governance. Please follow this link to view al.
In addition CMI offers advice about managing change and a redundancy support package. Finally, CMI has launched “the Better Managers Manual, a practical, go-to guide full of resources and advice for managers and leaders to help navigate through the impacts of COVID-19.” To download the manual please follow this link.

Get involved on social media using the hashtag #BetterManagers

The most successful digital marketing campaign of all times!

“One small step for man, one giant step for energy drink marketing” – Felix Baumgartner

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Back in 1984, Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz and Thai businessman Chaleo Yoovidhya created the company Red Bull GmbH. The company’s product was inspired by the Thai energy drink Krating Daeng (Red Bull in English). The energy drink’s superpowers (high performance, increased power and reflex response time) became the focal point of the brand.

Red Bull Logo | Courtesy of Red Bull

During the following years Red Bull became something more than an energy drink, it became part of everyday life. The slogan “Red Bull gives you wings” was now synonymous of activities that required high performance. Red Bull became the protagonist sponsor for sports and extreme sports such as: football, Soapbox racing, rallycross, motocross, MTB, ice hockey, ice cross downhill, skiing, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, freefall, air race, and F1 racing. The Red Bull logo was constantly accompanying the most exciting moments of extreme sports.

Tom Cruise test drives Red Bull Racing F1 car | Courtesy of Red Bull

Suddenly, on Sunday the 14th of October 2012 Red Bull Stratos mission dominated the media on planet earth. That day, millions of people across the globe, saw Felix Baumgartner at the edge of space, performing the greatest skydive in human history, reaching a speed of Mach 1.25, managing to surpass the speed of sound “without being an aircraft”, breaking three skydive records and many marketing records. Red Bull used Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, +Google, Foursquare, YouTube, their own dedicated website, 280 digital partners and 80 television stations in 50 countries to broadcast Stratos live. According to AdAge, Red Bull made an investment of approximately $73 million in the U.S. on “measured media” (the brand was an early adopter of social media).

Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 128k’ | Courtesy of Red Bull

Engagement results were stunning! YouTube reported that “at peak” there were “more than 8 million concurrent livestreams” on Red Bull’s YouTube channel (broke the record of London Olympics livestreams by 500 thousand). SBJdaily reported the channel had 350 million views prior to the jump. Generally on social media, there were 22,000 pictures on Instagram, over 1 million likes on a Facebook photo, 820,000 pieces of positive content created, 400% increase over average length of consumer engagement, 50,000 distinct links shared, and 61,634,000 trusted impressions generated across social channels (per-validated-earned media).

Red Bull Stratos – World Record Freefall | Courtesy of Red Bull

The effect on sales was equally spectacular! According to the research firm IRI, sales rose up in the months immediately following Stratos by 7% to $1.6billion in the U.S. while the sales percentage for the year 2012 jumped to 17%. Worldwide, Red Bull sold 5.2billion cans in 2012, a 13% increase over the year prior.

Supersonic Freefall – Red Bull Stratos CGI | Courtesy of RedBull

Until Stratos mission, no other brand had managed to achieve such a high volume of audience engagement during a single event. The impact of this campaign not only changed the traditional content and marketing landscape but also contributed significantly to science. Red Bull redefined everything, including itself.

GoPro and Red Bull Announce Global Partnership | Courtesy of GoPro

Ever since Stratos Red Bull became the paradigm of engagement with audience. The exclusive collaboration with GoPro in 2016 boosted engagement to the point of Red Bull being in the 71st position of the Forbes list and a brand value of 9.9 billions in 2018.

I would like to thank Corine Blaire for the Case Study: Red Bull Stratos – Transmedia Marketing Through Storytelling. UCI Extension – Nov. 2013 which I used to collect information about the Stratos marketing campaign.

TechCrunch: Disrupt Berlin 2019 Dec 11 – 12

TechCrunch, the American technology online publisher, is the organizer of Disrupt Berlin 2019! One of the most interesting startup conferences in the world.

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TechCrunch is the organizer of another incredible event, Disrupt Berlin 2019 which gives the opportunity to entrepreneurs in the European continent to showcase their ideas and products. This is an interesting alternative for entrepreneurs that reside in the European continent and found it difficult to attend Disrupt SF 2019. Disrupt Berlin 2019 is taking place in Berlin Germany on the 11th and the 12th of December.

Disrupt Berlin 2018 Highlights ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

What TechCrunch claims about Disrupt Berlin 2019

If you’re serious about startups, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper – no matter if you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you’ll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at our After Parties… and we’re in Berlin, right where many startup dreams begin.

Source: TechCrunch

Who is Disrupt Berlin 2019 for?

Disrupt Berlin 2019 is mainly focusing around the following tech categories:

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • BioTech/HealthTech
  • Blockchain
  • FinTech
  • Gaming
  • Investor Topics
  • Media
  • Mobility
  • Privacy/Security
  • Retail/eCommerce
  • Robotics/IoT/Hardware
  • SaaS
  • Space
  • Social Impact & Education

However, participation does not exclude audience coming from any background. In fact Student & Government, Non Profit, NGO and Innovator passes can get a significant discount. There is still time for lower price passes as price increases on the 11th of December. More information about tickets can be found here.

Startup Battlefield

Legacy wins the Startup Battlefield Finals at Disrupt Berlin ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

According to TechCrunch there is also a “Startup Battlefield” competition at Disrupt Berlin 2019 the prize of which is $50,000. “The world’s top early-stage startups” present their businesses on the “Disrupt Main Stage” and “compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup” which results to a prize of $50,000 USD added by the “attention of media and investors.” At the moment applications for participation in “Startup Battlefield” at Disrupt Berlin 2019 are closed.

Startup Alley

Moreover, TechCrunch suggests the Startup Alley as the ideal networking environment. According to TechCrunch for the startups that have purchased a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package there will be a drawing to win 3 tickets to the “Speaker & Editors Dinner” where ” TechCrunch editors, investors, and other tech enthusiasts” are meeting together. Additionally 50 startups from Startup Alley will be randomly selected to “have a 60-second flash pitch on the Showcase Stage.”

Conclusively, TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2019 seems to be the one of the most interesting and rewarding global startup conferences. The conference may very well serve entrepreneurs as vehicles that lead to global exposure, recognition, funding and (why not?) as a medium of evaluation of their capabilities.

CMI Manifesto 2019: It is time to eliminate the Accidental Manager

To power the UK’s success, it’s time to eliminate the Accidental Manager

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CMI has just announced its new Manifesto that outlines priorities for the next government.

” To power the UK’s success
it’s time to eliminate the
Accidental Manager”
Source: CMI

CMI Manifesto 2019

One of the focal points of the Manifesto is that Brexit creates an uncertainty of Britains future relationship with the EU. As witnessed during the last three years of this particular uncertainty, there has been a lot of damage caused to “business confidence” and “cooling of investment decisions.”

To read the CMI manifesto for more information with respect to policies, and their benefits please click here.

Download CMI Manifesto 2019 |Courtesy of CMI

Therefore, CMI is calling the next UK government to take action and use every resource available ” to maximise the UK’s productivity and weather a slow-growth future. ” CMI is emerging the Upskilling of UK managers as this is “a key way of generating tangible economic benefit.”

CMI is calling on the next government to drive forward three key policy priorities:
Embed employability at every stage of UK Education
Drive-up management and leadership skills
Make the UK No.1 for Inclusive Workplaces

Source : CMI

Watch CMI Chief Executive, Ann Francke, explaining the reasons she thinks that now is the time for the next government to transform management and leadership in the UK.

CMI Chief Executive, Ann Francke, explains why she thinks that now is the time for the next government to transform management and leadership in the UK. | Courtesy of CMI

To power the UK’s success, it’s time to eliminate the Accidental Manager

Ann Francke, CEO CMI

“The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to unleash their potential and become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders..With a wealth of practical qualifications, events and networking opportunities on offer throughout the UK and Asia-Pacific, CMI helps people boost their career prospects and connect them with other ambitious professionals in any industry and sector. In fact, CMI has more than 79,000 people training to be better managers right now.
Backed by a unique Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation allowed to award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade.
CMI’s thought leadership, research and online resources provide practical insight on critical issues for a 132,000 plus membership community and anyone looking to improve their skills, nurture high-performing teams and help pave the way for the next generation of managers and leaders.
For more information, please visit www.managers.org.uk Chartered Management Institute on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.”
Source: CMI Manifesto 2019

CMI CEO Ann Francke: keynote speaker at the Midlands Conference 2019

The Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Ann Francke a keynote speaker at the Midlands Conference 2019.

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Ann Francke will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

Ann Francke, CEO of Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Winner of the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body 2016 and Author of: Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results.

Source: CMI

CMI describes Ann Francke as “a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable growth and build organisational capability.”

Anne Francke. Courtesy of AnnFrancke

Ann Francke is Strategic Advisor at Tongal and a Non-Exec at Grant Thornton International additionally she is a member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board, WACL, MGGB and an Advisory Board member of Lancaster Management, Nottingham Trent and the Open University Business Schools. 

At CMI, she uses her experience in leading organisations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond. Ann has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield and is an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace.

Source: CMI
Ann Francke on Sky news – Men-only charity gala

Ann speaks constantly in the media and at conferences about management best practice, gender equality in the workplace. 

Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, interview at UWE Bristol

Before CMI Ann Francke held roles such as ‘Global General Manager at the British Standards Institution’, member of the executive board at Boots and Yell and ‘European Vice President’ at Mars. Ann started her career at Procter & Gamble where Ann managed numerous international brands such as Pampers, Always and Olay.

Ann holds a BA with Distinction from Stanford, an MBA/MS from Columbia; Honorary Doctorates in Business Administration from UWE and Nottingham Trent Universities and a Doctor of the University from Oxford Brookes.

Source: CMI

Her book Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace will be available on the 26th of September. To get a copy of the book please visit this link.

Courtesy of Penguin

In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.

Source: Penguin

Ann will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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Meet the keynote speakers of the Midlands Conference 2019

Meet the keynote speakers at the Midlands Conference 2019

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The CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. The focal point of the conference will be the discussion subject of the national campaign Management 4.0 as announced earlier this year. The event will explore Management 4.0 themes through high-profile keynote speakers, and engaging workshops.

Who are the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 keynote speakers?

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ANN FRANCKE, CEO, CHARTERED MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

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Ann Francke is Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute.

 

She started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI.
Ann is an expert on gender balance in the workplace and speaks frequently in the media and conferences on this and other management topics. Her book on gender balance publishes on 26th September 2019. Ann also authored the ‘Financial Times Guide to Management’ and has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE Cranfield report. She was awarded the MemCom award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body’ in 2016.Ann holds several Board positions and five Honorary Doctorates for her work in management and leadership. Ann and her husband live in West London; she has one daughter.

DILSHAD SHEIKH, CHAIR, CMI WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL BOARD

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Dilshad Sheikh is Chair of the CMI West Midlands Regional Board

Dilshad has over 20 years of teaching experience in the Higher Education sector and is currently the Dean of the Business School at University College Birmingham (UCB).

Her academic career commenced with her appointment as a Business & Marketing Lecturer, she progressed to middle management to become the Associate Dean of the Business School and then later progressed to Senior Management, when she became Dean of School. In addition to overseeing the strategic management of the Business School at UCB, Dilshad also oversees the effective management of the Business Incubator (Enterprise Hive) at UCB whereby business start-ups are supported in a variety of ways to ensure their success.

Dilshad’s previous appointments have included Retail Manager for a leading supermarket in the UK and International Marketing Manager for a multinational confectionary organisation where she was based in the south of France for two years.

The move into teaching and the Higher Education sector came as a result of Dilshad wanting to combine her academic knowledge with her industry experience and as such she successfully completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. Dilshad completed her BSc. (Hons) in International Business Management (with French), and MSc. specialising in Marketing Management, at Aston University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Being of Asian origin herself, Dilshad’s most recent research interests have focused on the diversity in leadership and management across the Higher Education sector. She has delivered several keynote presentations both locally and nationally advocating the benefits of a diverse leadership and management team, is a mentor for the 30% Club and continues to engage with audiences across a variety of sectors in her endeavours to encourage more females, especially from minority ethnic backgrounds, attaining senior leadership roles.

SIMON BLAKE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ENGLAND

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Simon Blake is Chief Executive at Mental Health First Aid England

Simon has dedicated his career to working with young people and has a long track record of championing difference and creating platforms for people’s voices to be heard. In doing this, Simon has worked on some of the most talked about and complex social issues of today; sex and relationships education, sexual and reproductive rights, volatile substance abuse, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship and LGBTQ rights. He is driven by a passion for a better, more inclusive society where everyone can be themselves.

With over 20 years working with young people Simon has been involved in several projects and initiatives to promote positive wellbeing and mental health. He has written over 40 publications on all aspects of PSHE and Citizenship.

PAVITA COOPER FOUNDER, MORE DIFFERENCE

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Pavita Cooper is the Founder of More Difference

Pavita is recognised as a leading talent and diversity expert; she has over 25 years’ experience as an executive talent leader across a range of multi-sector global blue-chip organisations, including Shell, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Pavita has acted as an advisor to CEOs, executive teams and business leaders across sectors that include financial services, energy, consumer, professional services and luxury goods.

Having led in-house Board level appointments and promotion processes, she understands that organisations need fresh and innovative thinking for their ongoing talent challenges. Pavita combines her deep technical expertise with an ability to frame insights in a direct but compelling style.

DR. MARCELL VOLLMER CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER, CELONIS

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Dr. Marcell Vollmer is Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis

Marcell is responsible for defining and driving innovations and digital transformation for customers globally.

A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance and shared services, Marcell’s expertise

lies in defining digital transformation strategy and to make‚ “Run Simple” a reality for global customers and consumers by delivering transformation success and process productivity gains.

Previously, he was Chief Digital Officer In SAP’s Cloud Business Group and Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba where he successfully developed and led global business development, procurement, go to market, sales operations, and enablement. And prior to that Marcell was Chief Procurement Officer of SAP and was responsible for the reorganization and process optimization for and end-to-end source-to-pay organization. Since joining SAP in 2005 he has held various leadership roles involving restructuring, improving project efficiency and execution of global programs in finance, procurement, sales, human resources and post-merger integrations.

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The Midlands Conference 2019

Management 4.0 will be the focal point of the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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Now in its 6th year, the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is organizing the Midlands Conference, an annual event that takes place in either West or East Midlands in the UK every year. As West and East Midlands are relatively close, the conference happens every year in either one of the two areas as a unanimous event. This year, the Midlands Conference will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. The focal point of the conference will be the discussion subject of the national campaign Management 4.0 as announced earlier this year.

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CMI defines Management 4.0 as management in the fourth industrial revolution where technology plays the most important role shaping a new business landscape, and businesses are called to demonstrate their compatibility to this change. Please use the button below to download the Management 4.0 discussion paper:

The event will explore Management 4.0 themes through high-profile keynote speakers, and engaging workshops

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

ANN FRANCKE CMgr CCMI
CEO, CMI
DILSHAD SHEIKH CCMI
Chair, CMI West Midlands Regional Board
PAVITA COOPER CCMI
Founder,
More Difference
SIMON BLAKE OBE CCMI
Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid England
DR. MARCELL VOLLMER
Chief Innovation Officer,
Celonis

WORKSHOP HOSTS:

Dorothy Francis MBE CCMI
Co-Director, CASE
Patrick Kniveton CCMI
Visiting Professor, University of Derby
Claire-Elaine Arthurs CMgr MCMI
CMI Women Champion,
CMI West Midlands Regional Board
Claire Whitehead-Wall
FCMI

Mentoring Champion, CMI West Midlands Regional Board

Management 4.0 themes to be explored


Technology Transformed
The meaning of innovations
(AI, automation, new ways
of communication) for managers.
Discussion paper


Patterns of Work Transformed
Working force flexibility
and remote work.
Discussion paper


Leadership Transformed
New leadership styles and
new leadership skills.
Discussion paper


Society Transformed
New challenges for
managers deriving from
diversity of population.
Discussion paper


Business Transformed
The meaning of technology
for existing business models.
Discussion paper


Lifelong Learning Transformed
The importance of Up-skilling
and re-skilling.
Discussion paper

Interested in the conference?
Please use the button below
to book your place:

CMI works with businesses and education providers to create skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders. With more than 81,000 currently studying our practical qualifications and over 132,000 members dedicated to improving their management and leadership skills and performance, CMI provides the tools and resources for success. Backed by a unique Royal Charter, CMI is the only organisation allowed to award Chartered Manager status – the ultimate management accolade.

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TechCrunch Startup Alley at Disrupt SF and Disrupt Berlin 2019

TechCrunch, the American technology online publisher, released valuable news for startups based on the notion that they “strive for investments and exposure.”

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TechCrunch is the organizer of Disrupt SF 2019 which may be the best place on earth for startup owners/entrepreneurs to be at. Undoubtedly, the notorious San Francisco Bay area and more specifically Silicon Valley is the Holy Land of technology. The “flagship tech conference” is from 2-4 October.

What TechCrunch claims about Disrupt SF 2019

Disrupt is where the startup world gathers to see the present and the future of tech in one place. Be inspired by the insights of today’s leaders and tomorrow’s best startups, learn from industry analysts sharing their business expertise, witness the latest innovations and up-and-coming founders, and make the right connections easily to propel your business forward.

Source: TechCrunch
Why attend Disrupt SF 2019? ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

Moreover, TechCrunch, suggests the Startup Alley as the ideal networking environment. To participate, startups should Buy a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package. This particular “package” enables startups to exhibit for “one full day” while it includes three additional “Founder passes.” What’s more, early-stage startups that exhibit in Startup Alley are eligible to win a Wild Card entry to the “Startup Battlefield pitch competition” where the prize is $100,000.

Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2019 ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

Similarly, TechCrunch encourages all startups to “Buy a demo table exhibit in Startup Alley and network their way to greatness.” As mentioned previously, Disrupt SF 2019  is between 2-4 October 2019. TechCrunch calls potential sponsors to Disrupt SF 2019 to contact their sponsorship sales team at this link.

However, there is an interesting alternative for entrepreneurs that reside in the European continent and find it difficult to attend Disrupt SF 2019. TechCrunch is also organizing Disrupt Berlin 2019 on the 11th and the 12th of December.

What TechCrunch claims about Disrupt Berlin 2019

If you’re serious about startups, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper – no matter if you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you’ll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at our After Parties… and we’re in Berlin, right where many startup dreams begin.

Source: TechCrunch
Disrupt Berlin 2018 Highlights ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

According to TechCrunch it might be possible for startups to exhibit at Disrupt Berlin 2019 absolutely free of charge!

Startups that belong to any of the following tech categories: AI, Machine Learning, Biotech, Healthtech, Blockchain, Fintech, Mobility, Privacy, Security, Retail, E-commerce, Robotics, IoT, Hardware, CRM, Enterprise and Education, can fill out an application and expect to be evaluated by the TechCrunch team. TechCrunch experts will examine thoroughly all applications and select five winners from each category. These startups will get a free “Startup Alley Exhibitor Package.” The “package” enables winners to exhibit one day, use three additional “Founder passes”, with “access to the full conference and all programming at the event.”

Legacy wins the Startup Battlefield Finals at Disrupt Berlin ¦ Courtesy of TechCrunch

There is also a “Startup Battlefield” competition at Disrupt Berlin 2019 the prize of which is $50,000.

All things considered, Disrupt SF 2019 and Disrupt Berlin 2019 seem to be the most interesting and rewarding global startup conferences. These conferences may very well serve entrepreneurs as vehicles that lead to global exposure, recognition, funding and (why not?) as mediums of evaluation of their capabilities.

Dr Marcell Vollmer: keynote speaker at the Midlands Conference 2019 in Birmingham, UK

Dr Marcell Vollmer will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 that will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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Dr Marcell Vollmer will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 that will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

Dr Marcell Vollmer. Courtesy of Dr Marcell Vollmer.

Marcell Vollmer is Chief Innovation Officer at Celonis and is responsible defining and driving innovations and digital transformation for customers globally.

Courtesy of Celonis

A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance and shared services, Marcell’s expertise lies in defining digital transformation strategy and to make “Run Simple” a reality for global customers and consumers by delivering transformation success and process productivity gains.

Dr Marcell Vollmer. Courtesy of Dr Marcell Vollmer.

Previously, he was Chief Digital Officer In SAP’s Cloud Business Group and Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba where he successfully developed and led global business development, procurement, go to market, sales operations, and enablement.

Dr Marcell Vollmer. Courtesy of Dr Marcell Vollmer.

And prior to that Marcell was Chief Procurement Officer of SAP and was responsible for the reorganization and process optimization for and end-to-end source-to-pay organization. Since joining SAP in 2005 he has held various leadership roles involving restructuring, improving project efficiency and execution of global programs in finance, procurement, sales, human resources and post-merger integrations.

Dr Marcell Vollmer will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019 that will take place on Friday 4th October at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. The tittle of the event is Management 4.0. CMI defines Management 4.0 as management in the fourth industrial revolution where technology plays the most important role shaping a new business landscape; where businesses are called to demonstrate their compatibility to this change.

“Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace” by CMI CEO Ann Francke OBE

Ann will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre.

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I would like to dedicate this article to an outstanding lady that is shaping modern history for women managers all over the world. Ann Francke, one of the most inspirational leaders of our times and currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Ann Francke, CEO of Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Winner of the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body 2016 and Author of: Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results.

Source: CMI

CMI describes Ann Francke as “a transformational leader with vision, pace and proven ability to deliver profitable growth and build organisational capability.”

Anne Francke. Courtesy of AnnFrancke

Ann Francke is Strategic Advisor at Tongal and a Non-Exec at Grant Thornton International additionally she is a member of the CRUK Women of Influence Board, WACL, MGGB and an Advisory Board member of Lancaster Management, Nottingham Trent and the Open University Business Schools. 

At CMI, she uses her experience in leading organisations to promote best practices in management and leadership, and improve management standards across the UK and beyond. Ann has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE report from Cranfield and is an expert on current challenges facing women in the workplace.

Source: CMI
Ann Francke on Sky news – Men-only charity gala

Ann speaks constantly in the media and at conferences about management best practice, gender equality in the workplace. 

Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, interview at UWE Bristol

Before CMI Ann Francke held roles such as ‘Global General Manager at the British Standards Institution’, member of the executive board at Boots and Yell and ‘European Vice President’ at Mars. Ann started her career at Procter & Gamble where Ann managed numerous international brands such as Pampers, Always and Olay.

Ann holds a BA with Distinction from Stanford, an MBA/MS from Columbia; Honorary Doctorates in Business Administration from UWE and Nottingham Trent Universities and a Doctor of the University from Oxford Brookes.

Source: CMI

Ann will be a keynote speaker at the the CMI Annual Midlands Conference 2019, that will be held in Birmingham on Friday the 4th of October 2019 at the Birmingham International Conference Centre. Her book Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace will be available on the 26th of September. To get a copy of the book please visit this link.

Courtesy of Penguin

In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.

Source: Penguin

If you are interested in scheduling an interview with Ann, please contact the press office.

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