STEFAN F. DIEFFENBACHER

The Founder of Digital Leadership

Over 20 multi-million Euro & Dollar projects, 13 years abroad living in 11 countries, research and lectures at several European universities, 9 startups either co-founded or invested in, setup of 7 companies, over 1.000 workshops, numerous awards and always new impulses for the enterprises of this world

– this is Stefan F. Dieffenbacher.

Track record.

Stefan has led numerous large-scale international initiatives in the area of Enterprise Innovation & Transformation, & has also built and invested in a number of disruptive innovation & start-up initiatives. The largest engagements include building up & managing a workforce of over 400 people, with a total amount invested of over €100 Million.

Stefan has led multi-million Euro projects for the following companies, with direct C-Level reporting.

Amazon
BMW
BNP Paribas
Burda
Deutsche Telekom
Epson
Google
Linde
Mobily
Pfizer
Ringier
Sabic
Sky
Vodafone
Volks- & Raiffeisenbanken

Smaller engagements

Bayer
Boston Consulting Group
FinanceScout
G+D
K+S
Kabel 1
LV 1871
IBM
Mammut
Milupa
O2
Pro7
Sapient
Sparkassen
The Times
T-Online
UBS
VNG

Keynotes & Lectures.

Stefan has given numerous keynotes and lectures to institutions around the world on his core topic of enterprise innovation & transformation.

Keynotes at the following institutions

  • AMC, Germany
  • Banking Club, Germany
  • Bitkom, Germanys
  • Digital Mind Change, Germany
  • European Design Thinking Conference, Netherlands
  • FI-TS Innovationstage, Germany
  • Gartner, Germany
  • Henley Great Minds, Switzerland
  • i2 Summit, Switzerland
  • LSZ government services, Austria
  • Mobile World Congress, Spain
  • OFFF, Spain
  • Pixel Festival, Belgium
  • Roland Berger annual conference, Germany
  • Social Talk, Frankfurt
  • UX Strat Europe, Netherlands
  • WCF Davos, Switzerland

Lectures at the following institutions

  • Ecole des Savignac
  • Tias Nimbas Busines Schools
  • Frankfurt School of Finance
  • Hult International University Dubai
  • IE Madrid (Instituto de Empresa)
  • Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus
  • Munich Business School
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • University of Zürich​

Topics covered

Enterprise Strategy

  • Enterprise Portfolio Management
  • Managing a €100 Million Enterprise Roadmap

A platform approach to business transformation

  • Digital transformation vs. Conventional transformation
  • Intranet Strategy

Innovation

  • Realizing disruptive innovation
  • Innovation Management processes
  • Creating breakthrough innovations
  • The changing nature of innovation
  • Leading Innovation
  • Disruptive strategies

Topics covered

Sector specific

  • Strategies in the automotive sector
  • Banking – what‘s next
  • How to create the digital government of the future
  • Innovation for Banks & Insurances

Leadership

  • Leadership 2.0
  • Leadership in the digital age
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