A Corporate but Open Academy for Top Executives

The Digital Academy is a network for structured exchange of knowledge, experience, thought leadership, innovations and future trends to drive the digital transformation in Germany. Therefore, it was developed with a network of corporate partners and based on a framework provided by the leading international business school in Germany.


In recent years, the market environment of digitalization has changed significantly making it increasingly more difficult for companies to have a competitive advantage.

Deutsche Bahn, Porsche and Roche join forces to drive the Digital Transformation in Germany. These three market leading companies and the Digital Academy form the team in 2019.

The Digital Academy will cultivate a network of speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. This means not only digital leaders but also speakers from the Mannheim Business School's global academic network. Speakers come from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Groningen, Copenhagen Business School, Cranfield School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, ESSEC Business School and more. View full list.


Digital Transformation &
Business Strategy

May 9th and 10th, 2019

+ Digital Collaboration


= Digital Transformation

Technology Innovation Bootcamp

June 4th and 5th, 2019

Customer Journey and Leading Digital

September 11th-13th, 2019

LeadershipGarage (optional)

October 7th-10th, 2019


Christian Holz
Product Owner Transformation & Digitalization, Deutsche Bahn

Henning Franke
Head of Digital Transformation, Roche Diagnostics GmbH


Thorsten Dirks
CEO Eurowings, Group Board Lufthansa AG & Initiator of the Digital Academy

Dr. Daniela Ernestus
Program Lead
Mannheim Business School

Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
Initiator & Academic Director of the Digital Academy

Jürgen Rösger
Initiator & Industry Director of the Digital Academy

Prof. Dr. Jens Wüstemann
President of Mannheim Business School & Initiator of the Digital Academy

Julia Bayer
Program Management
Digital Academy

Driving Digital Transformation in Europe.