Zurich: May 21, 2019


VisionXFuture was a one-day conference for decision-makers, designed to provide key insights in the fields of BI, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, AI and Management Information Design. Leading experts presented on a range of topics, and provide their insights on the latest developments and “visions of the future” in their respective fields. This year, the event toke place in Zurich.





Michael Schwan
CEO | HighCoordination GmbH

After receiving a degree in business computer science (Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker DHBW), Michael Schwan worked for over six years as a consultant in the field of Management Information Systems and was involved in the implementation of planning applications. Today, Michael serves as Managing Director at HighCoordination, a service provider for IT-consulting focusing on BI Technology and developing the IBCS® Certified Software product trueChart.




Bastian Lossen
CCO | HighCoordination GmbH

Bastian Lossen is HighCoordinations Chief Commercial Officer. As Entrepreneur and Senior Executive with more than 20-year track-record he has focused his career on developing Sales and Marketing strategies. He has a successful track-record building and leading small and large international teams and developing businesses to success. Prior to HighCoordination he worked as a management consultant, was responsible for the Marketing of Credit Suisse internationally and has set-up his own licensed digital wealth manager. He holds an MBA with honor from University of Chicago. For him mastering KPIs is the source for any business success.




Dan Sommer
Senior Director, Market Intelligence Lead | Qlik

Dan is a Senior Director and global lead for Qlik’s Market Intelligence Program responsible for the supply, demand, macro and micro picture. With more than 18 years’ experience in the IT industry, Dan is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger, and columnist. Dan has previously held the positions of Research Director, Agenda Manager and Global Lead for BI and Analytics Markets at IT research and advisory company Gartner. During the ten years he spent as an analyst at Gartner, he specialized in markets, trends, competitive landscape evaluations and go-to-market strategies.




Dr. Rolf Gegenmantel
CMO | Jedox

Dr. Gegenmantel took charge of worldwide market activities and business consulting in 2011. Bringing Jedox to the fore internationally, he is also responsible for Presales and Market Awareness. Dr. Gegenmantel has over 20 years of experience in BI and Corporate Performance Management. Following his doctorate in Economics at the prestigious Goethe University, he developed extensive conceptual and technical experience at major BI providers in Europe and North America, amassing considerable experience in positioning, implementation and business outcomes of Business Intelligence solutions.




Patrick Heyde
Business Lead Azure Partner Solution & Product Marketing Manager | Azure

Since 2007, Patrick Heyde has been working for Microsoft Germany, where he started in Microsoft‘s Support Division. Patrick was a speaker at different TechReady conferences arround SharePoint and Cloud (e.g. Office 365 and Azure). Since 2011, he has been an Evangelist for Azure SQL & BI and SharePoint.




Jens Ropers
Partner | Controller Akademie

Partner of the CA Akademie AG and responsible for the topic world „Information Management“ and the qualification path „Change Agent“. As a trainer, he conducts the seminars of the controller training program in five stages and indepth seminars on reporting, performance indicators and process control and optimization. He is also active in the training series for „non-controllers“. In addition to the teaching of methodological competence, he specializes in the topics of communication, presentation and moderation in the field of social competences. In addition, he supports companies in the implementation of change processes through workshops, consulting and individually designed seminars. Prior to joining CA Akademie AG, he studied business administration at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg as part of his officer training and subsequently worked in several management positions at Daimler AG.




Heine Krog Iversen
CEO | TimeXtender

Heine Krog Iversen is the CEO of TimeXtender. Since founding the company in 2006, Heine has been the chief executive responsible for transforming TimeXtender from a small startup to one of the fastest growing software companies in the world. Heine is driven by one core purpose: to empower every person in every organization on the planet with instant access to data, for any use case they might have, thus enabling them to achieve more and make quality decisions with data, mind and heart. Prior to TimeXtender, Heine was a co-founder and partner at NeoProcess, an IT consultancy that provides services related to business process optimization, workflow, ERP systems and business intelligence for private companies in manufacturing, logistics and trade.




Dr. Rene Fassbender
CEO | OmegaLambdaTec

Dr. Rene Fassbender is the founder and CEO of the start-up company OmegaLambdaTec – founded in 2015 and headquartered at Gate Garching. He studied physics and astronomy at the University of Heidelberg and received his doctorate in 2007 at the LMU Munich in astrophysics. As a data-driven observational astrophysicist, he spent another seven years in the field of cosmic structure development in the early Universe after completing his doctorate. He now uses his years of scientific expertise in dealing with large & complex datasets, the extraction of weak & hidden signals as well as the conception & development of automated data processing pipelines with his team at OmegaLambdaTec to advance Smart Data innovations for customers & partners. especially in the future fields of Smart Energy, Smart Mobility, Smart Factory, Smart Engineering, Smart Health and Smart City.


Thank you for joining, we hope that you enjoyed the conference and had some inspiring take-aways. We were glad having had these outstanding speakers with us, so again thanks to Jens Ropers, Dan Sommer, Dr. Rolf Gegenmantel, Patrick Heyde, Heine Krog Inversen, Carsten Roland, Nicolas Michel and Adrian Fopp. Special thanks even to our partners and sponsors JEDOX, QLIK and TimeXtender.

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