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  • Stefan F. Dieffenbacher, M.B.A.

    Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership

    25+

    Years of
    experience

    100M+

    Portfolio management
    experience

    9+

    Start-ups founded
    & invested in

    Proudly worked with:

    About Stefan by Numbers

    The UNITE contributors have achieved a major feat:

    Over 20 Million Euro Projects

    Multi-Million Euro & Dollar projects.

    13 Years Living Abroad

    Living in 11 countries, research and lectures at Universities.

    9 startups Co-Founded

    9 startups either co-founded or invested in.

    Set up of 7 companies

    Set up of 7 companies all over the world.

    Over 1000 Workshops

    And numerous awards and always new impulses for the enterprises of the world.
    – this is Stefan F.Dieffenbacher.

    About Stefan by Numbers

    The UNITE contributors have achieved a major feat:

    Over 20 Million Euro Projects

    Multi-Million Euro & Dollar projects.

    13 Years Living Abroad

    Living in 11 countries, research and lectures at Universities.

    9 startups Co-Founded

    9 startups either co-founded or invested in.

    Set up of 7 companies

    Set up of 7 companies all over the world.

    Over 1000 Workshops

    And numerous awards and always new impulses for the enterprises of the 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.

    Services specialist

    Over 20 Million Euro Projects

    Stefan has led multi-million Euro projects for the following companies, with direct C-Level reporting
    And smaller engagements for:

    Bayer

    Boston Consulting Group

    FinanceScout

    Kabel 1

    G+D

    K+S

    LV 1871

    IBM

    Mammut

    Milupa

    O2

    Sapient

    Pro7

    Sparkassen

    The Times

    T - Online

    UBS

    VNG

    Bayer

    Boston Consulting Group

    FinanceScout

    Kabel 1

    G+D

    K+S

    LV 1871

    IBM

    Mammut

    Milupa

    O2

    Sapient

    Pro7

    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.

    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

    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

    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
    Sector specific
    • Strategies in the automotive sector
    • Banking – what‘s next
    • How to create the digital government of the future
    • TInnovation for Banks & Insurances
    Leadership
    • Leadership 2.0
    • Leadership in the digital age

    Articles written

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    Business Model Canvas 101: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed

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    Strategy Execution Framework – A Guide to Successful Strategy Execution

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    Business Model Innovation – How to Innovate your Business Model?

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