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.

BASF, UBS and Porsche join forces to drive the Digital Transformation in Germany. These three market leading partners and the Mannheim Business School form the The Digital Academy team in 2018.

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

March 1st-2nd, 2018

+ Digital Collaboration


= Digital Transformation

Digital Customer
Journey & Leading Digital

April 26th-27th, 2018

Digital Bootcamp

June 21st-22nd, 2018

Digital Transformation

September 17th-18th, 2018


Saori Dubourg
Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE

Andreas Przewloka
COO, Member of the Management Board, UBS Europe SE


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

Dr. Daniela Ernestus
Program Lead
Digital Academy & 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

Christina Kölz-Likidis
Program Management
Digital Academy & Mannheim Business School

Driving Digital Transformation in Europe.