Keep the competitive edge (by innovating with startups)

If you are a CEO, CINO, or CMO of an established company and want to be a market leader, then constant innovation is definitely the way to do it. Join the Corporate innovation program block at Podim DX and learn from best practices other corporates have made, share your experience and thoughts.

Renowned investor Alexandre Massart, who currently runs Blend Ventures, Ltd, will showcase his experience in executing Visa, Europe’s first corporate venture investment. Alexandre also ran mobile venture capital investments and strategic partnerships to strengthen Visa’s leadership in mobile, authentication, loyalty, and contactless payments.

Another example of corporate innovation will introduce Israel investor Shimrit Samuel. She had led business development and innovation efforts at multinational corporations served as a partner at a US-based VC, focused on Israeli technology, and was a board member at several startups including Core-Photonics (acquired by Samsung).

Besides Alexandre and Shimrit you will also be able to listen to Luis Huber, a senior associate at Smartworks Innovation, a Corporate Venture Capital Fund of Austrian leading energy provider, focused on seed, series A/B startups in the energy, mobility and E-health sectors.

Lead partner of WhatAVenture in Germany, Max Ditzel, that has over the past years developed and implemented innovation strategies – from niche champions up to multinational corporations alike will also take the virtual stage at Podim DX. He worked with A1 Telekom Austria Group, Audi AG, Adidas AG, Continental, Volkswagen AG, Wien Energie GmbH, and many others.

Interested in how Raiffeisen Bank International innovates? This will be revealed by Maximilian Schausberger, the head of fintech partnerships at Raiffeisen Bank International, and the two fintech partnership programs, Elevator Lab and Elevator Ventures.

Jenő Nieder, the deputy-CEO of PortfoLion, one of the most active VC and PE investors in the CEE region will showcase his point of view on corporate innovation. Jenő started his professional career at the TMT business advisory desk of KPMG and later worked for KBC Securities Corporate Finance, providing international M&A, corporate finance, and capital market transaction advisory.

Innovate faster and with less stress by learning from renowned corporate names and brands. Be inspired and empowered by some of the biggest stars in the industry! Join Podim DX Corporate innovation!





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