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Insights: German Tech and Covid-19

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Name: Insights: German Tech and Covid-19
Date: December 17, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Join our panel discussion to learn how our member companies are leveraging innovative technology solutions to mitigate Covid-19 risks. We will hear best case practices covering diverse topics such contact tracing, touchless and safe work environments and the technological impact on the future of the work place.

Meet the Panelists:



Dr. Bjoern Becker, Senior Director Product Management Ground & Digital Services, Lufthansa Group Airlines

Bjoern has over 20 years of experience within various airline functions, holds a PhD in Revenue Management and has published articles on Revenue Management, Production Control and Service Management.




Mehdi Betanfous, Managing Director, KINEXON

In 2016, Mehdi led the expansion of KINEXON from Europe into North America. Since then, he has driven the business to position itself as a sports and industrial technology leader – most recently leading the launch of KINEXON SafeZone, a contact warning and contact tracing solution to combat the spread of COVID-19. Prior to joining KINEXON, Mehdi held various senior positions in consulting, private equity and senior management.




Roy von der Locht, COO, HMO AG

Roy is a serial entrepreneur and currently chairman of HMO AG, a service provider for digital health - most recently developing two Covid-19 solutions to help organizations continue their operations during the pandemic. Prior to that, he was the CEO of two publicly traded organizations and has founded his own software company, which was later sold.




Josef Waclaw, CEO, Infotecs GmbH

Josef Waclaw appointed in 2016 to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Infotecs GmbH, Berlin in Germany. He is responsible for the strategic development of the high security software solutions for the EMEA region and the expansion into international markets. Previously to Infotecs he worked over 20 years for US companies as Oracle Corporation and Sun Microsystems in various management, sales and marketing positions. Mr. Waclaw holds a masters degree in computer science.




Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, GACC New York

Dietmar Rieg has served as President and CEO of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) in New York since July 2013. Prior to joining the GACC New York, he held numerous senior positions with BayernLB in New York since 1991. From 2006 to 2008, he shifted to the bank's headquarters in Munich, where he was responsible for the corporate banking business in multiple industries, including energy and telecommunications. Dietmar Rieg returned to New York in 2008 to take the position of General Manager of Bayern LB's New York office.

Virtual Event. Zoom info will be provided in a separate email before the event.
Contact Information:

Irene Fuchs
Director Business Network, Startups & Events
(212) 974-8841

Members: free
Non-members: $15  

Refund Policy:

Cancellations cannot be refunded. Cancellations received 48 hours prior to the event will be credited towards another GACC NY event. Thank you for your support!