Henrik von Scheel speaker

Henrik von Scheel Keynote Speaker

  • Leading strategist behind the "Digital Agenda" of Europe
  • Originator of Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Sought-after speaker, iconic futurist, and advisor

Henrik von Scheel's Biography

Henrik von Scheel is the leading strategist behind the “Digital Agenda” of Europe and the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.  He is a sought-after speaker, iconic futurist, and advisor that has evolved mainstream thinking and practices on the toughest and most important issues in business today.

Henrik von Scheel played a significant role in defining Germany’s future digital strategy, as part of the Advisory Council at the Federal Minister of Economy & Technology, in 2009.  In 2010, the “Digital Agenda” was adopted by the European Commission as part of the Europe 2020 and evolved into the European Digital Revolution.  The “Digital Agenda” is one of Europe’s seven flagship – responsible for 5% of GDP, with a market value of €660 billion annually.

Henrik was one of the masterminds and driving force behind the inception of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  He was an Advisory Group member of the Federal Ministry of Education & Research and inter-ministerial innovation policy initiatives, where he was tasked to define the high-tech strategy for Germany. The final “Industry 4.0” report was announced in April 2013.

Henrik has been named the “leading authority on strategy” and was recognised as “the most influential management thinker of our times” by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai as he was awarded the prestigious Knowledge Award, the Nobel prize of knowledge sharing.

His work has been applied to 19 national economies, has influenced GDP growth and shaped the performance of 23% of the Fortune 500 companies.  He is proactively engaged in shaping the global future themes at various councils, economic forums, and committees.

Henrik is a Professor at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

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Henrik von Scheel's Speaking Topics

Corporate topics on the Industry 4.0

• Demystify the Industry 4.0 // • Technology (r)evolution // • The Environment (r)evolution- Humanity at a crossroad // • Economic (r)evolution Decentralized Finance // • The Reality (r)evolution Quantum leap of what is real

Digital topics

• The Nuts and Bolts of Digitalization with its Architect // • "Design a new Normal”, the digital-led recovery from COVID-19 // • The next digital frontier – from Cyber Physical Systems, Metaverse to Miniverse // • Putting the Digital Transformation into Practice // • Rethink customer journeys with the next-generation operating model //

Industry topics

• Smart Connected Factories // • Oil & Gas 4.0 - the great remake // • Pharma 4.0 - Paradigm shift that reshapes everything at the core // • Supply Chain 4.0 - A real connected, intelligent and automated value chain // • Operations 4.0 - Deliver maximum execution power //

Masterclass with the originator

• Trend Spotting - The discipline to stay ahead // • Master the Art of Strategy // • Ops 4.0: Next era of Operational Excellence // • Impact 4.0 The Science of Delivery // • Supply Chain 4.0 – Connect intelligent & automated // • The Future of Work // • Leadership skills required to put the 4.0 into Practice //

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Videos of Henrik von Scheel

TedxEBRD: Industry 4.0 rewrites the rules for a new economic era by Henrik von Scheel
TedxEBRD: Industry 4.0 rewrites the rules for a new economic era by Henrik von Scheel
The Manufacturer | Join Henrik Von Scheel at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit
The Manufacturer | Join Henrik Von Scheel at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit
HEC Digital Lab | Henrik von Scheel: Demystify the 4th Industrial Revolution with the Originator
HEC Digital Lab | Henrik von Scheel: Demystify the 4th Industrial Revolution with the Originator

Comments & Testimonials

"Leading authority on strategy"
Financial Times
"The most influential management thinker of our times"
H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum Ruler of Dubai
"He has influenced more executives and nations, than any other business thinker"
Sam Palmisano CEO of IBM

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