Co-CEO at VORSPRUNGatwork

Dr. Christian Kugelmeier

INTERACTIVE SESSION: How To Turn The Tanker …

In a digitalized world full of complexity, companies – and especially globally operating ones – are confronted with problems more challenging than ever. Which means solutions need to be more agile than ever.
VORSPRUNGatwork believes that ambitious organisations have to radically shift their focus of interest to their employees to remain in command of their markets.
With the #besser-Initiative, VORSPRUNGatwork and a large Swabian car manufacturer focus on directly empowering the employees to deliver the best possible value to the customer in the most immediate way. Bringing employee ideas to life, sparking a new entrepreneurial self-image of workers and drawing conclusions for the organizational model are at the heart of #besser. The core process sees heterogeneous teams work together on self-defined and hierarchically unchallenged value propositions, develop, prototype, and implement their own solutions and thus contribute to the success of the company.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Christian Kugelmeier is one of three founders of VORSPRUNGatwork, a fresh consultancy helping organisations evolve into structures in which employees are best empowered to deliver their individual abilities for the direct benefit of the customer. These experiences create unique and agile learning- and performance environments.
Christian’s career looks back on several high profile HR positions, several executive board engagements and entrepreneurial activities. He also lectures at the University of Applied Management Studies in Mannheim. He’s fluently trilingual (English, French, German) and culturally impacted by extensive international experience.
His fierce ambition for personal learning and growth combined with the permanent urge to benefit his surrounds and his sense for social systems make him an apt companion for corporations on their way to more agility and market dominance.
Christian is a father of two young boys, an avid golfer, enjoys travel, food and wine and generally loves life.

DAY OF INTERACTIVE SESSION: FRIDAY