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Network Club Overview, Past Events and Perspectives

Which topics play an important role in business and in different industries? That is the question we want to answer within the Network Clubs. In order to assess and grasp the complex variety of the business world and the world in general, we offer six different clubs focussing on different fields. Please find a description of our clubs below.

Alumni and corporate partners have already discussed and touched on a wide variety of topics in the past. You can find some of these topics with every distinct club section. In addition, the speakers from the past share their insights into the experiences they have made speaking in and working with the Network Clubs.

Diversity Club

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The Diversity Club comprises two similarly significant network communities - the Women in Business Community and the Pride@MBS Community.

  • Women in Business Community: Share best practices and experiences with outstanding women.
  • Pride@MBS Community: Out in Business? Connect with other Mannheimers and the LGBT+ networks of leading companies. Straight allies welcome!

 

  • Past Events - Diversity Club

    • 24.11.2018 - Elizabeth Ascherl, LingoFacto, MBS Alumna
      Power and Pizazz: How Extraordinary Women Communicate
    • 14.03.2019 - Britta Mues-Walter und Carolina Yeo: How Do you Brand Yourself with Authenticity and Have Jobs Chase You?
    • 24.05.2019 - Kathrin Schmid und Yiwen Zhu: Startup "Wanderlust" - A Female Founders Case
    • 27.06.2019 - Ibrahim Köse, DFB GmbH: Sports Marketing and the Rise of Womens Sports
    • 11.10.2019 - Rukayyat Kolawole, MBS Student: Women and Investing
    • 23.11.2019 - Katrin Redmann and Katrin Lehmann, both at SAP, MBS Student and MBS Alumna: Diversity at SAP
    • 08.05.2020 - Eva Gasparino, Founder EBG Real Estate, MBS Alumna: Is Diversity really still an Issue
    • 05.06.2020 - Pride@MBS Kick Off Ceremony with Erik Lüngen, SAP, MBS Alumnus
    • 07.08.2020 - Pride @ MBS Community: Digital Coffee Chat Session

Consulting Club

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What drives the consulting business? Learn about trends and recent issues from experts in the field.

  • Past Events - Consulting Club

    • 24.11.2018 - Torben Frenk, Bain & Company, MBS Alumnus: Digitalization in Retail Banking
    • 17.05.2019 - Marc Papritz, Partner and Managing Director at BCG, MBS Alumnus, and Oliver Kude, Principal at BCG, University of Mannheim Alumnus: The Impact of Big Data & AI on the Banking Industry
    • 23.11.2019 - Sneha Boobna, Deloitte, MBS Alumna: How are traditional Consulting Firms reinventing the Wheel?
    • 17.04.2020 - Dr. Stefan Pastuszka: Strategy to Go!
    • 24.04.2020 - Arved Weidemüller, Boris Gloger Consulting, MBS Alumnus: Agile Consulting Hacks & Remote Live Experience
    • 29.06.2020 - Human Nagafi, 1789 Consulting, Why I left Traditional Consulting to start my own Journey
    • 09.10.2020 - Probal Shome, Allianz, MBS Alumnus Process Automation: Real World Use-Cases of Machine Learning in the Insurance Industry

     

Marketing & Sales Club

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What does it take to be successful in marketing and sales? Learn the ins and outs of the field.

  • Past Events - Marketing & Sales Club

    • 24.11.2018 - Davide Lunghi, Tag Heuer, MBS Alumnus: Transforming Customer Experience
    • 22.02.2019 - Christophe Lautray, Linde Material Handling: Robotization as a Jobkiller
    • 27.06.2019 - Ibrahim Köse, DFB GmbH: Sports Marketing and the Rise of Womens Sports
    • 23.11.2019 - Silvia Fischer, Eurail, MBS Alumna: Re-Animating the Living Dead: The Story of the Rebirth of two most European Brands
    • 29.11.2019 - Steffen Kress, Cotesa, MBS Alumnus: Get your Head around B2B Marketing
    • 03.04.2020 - Alexander Schwörer, PERI, Alumnus University of Mannheim: Digitalization @ PERI
    • 15.05.2020 - Thilo Mann, Thilo Mann Consulting GmbH, MBS Alumnus: Creating Leads in Times of Crisis

     

     

Technology & IT Club

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Industry 4.0, digitization and other megatrends. Find out what drives the tech business.

  • Technology & IT Club

    • 24.11.2018 - Jörg Bruch, SAP, MBS Alumnus: Machine, Platform, Crowd: The triple revolution impacting existing assets in IT and High-Tech
    • 22.02.2019 - Christophe Lautray, Linde Material Handling: Robotization as a Jobkiller
    • 17.05.2019 - Marc Papritz, Partner and Managing Director at BCG, MBS Alumnus, and Oliver Kude, Principal at BCG, University of Mannheim Alumnus: The Impact of Big Data & AI on the Banking Industry
    • 07.06.2019 - Daniel Hofmann, Mantro GmbH, MBS Alumnus: Company Building
    • 23.11.2019 - Andreas Flach, Maersk Digital, MBS Alumnus: Maersk Digital and the Transformation of the World's Largest Container Shipping Company (And what Short Pants have to do with it)
    • 03.04.2020 - Alexander Schwörer, PERI, Alumnus University of Mannheim: Digitalization @ PERI
    • 24.04.2020 - Arved Weidemüller, Boris Gloger Consulting, MBS Alumnus: Agile Consulting Hacks & Remote Live Experience
    • 29.05.2020 - Robert Diab, IconicC, MBS Alumnus: Stochastic Enterprise Planning
    • 26.06.2020 - Victoria Herrmann, Microsoft, MBS Alumna: „Living on the Edge“ – the next big opportunity in computing
    • 04.08.2020 - Boris Frenzel and Rudolf Penner, Broadcom, both MBS Alumni: „Virtual Company Presentation @ Broadcom" - The MBS Chapter Frankfurt invites the Technology & IT Club
    • 21.08.2020 - Peter Maier, Director Industries and Customer Advisory, SAP: Meet the President Industries and Customer Advisory of SAP
    • 18.09.2020 - MBS Technology & IT Club: Virtual Coffee Chat Session
    • 09.10.2020 - Probal Shome, Allianz, MBS Alumnus Process Automation: Real World Use-Cases of Machine Learning in the Insurance Industry

Financials Club

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Be it banking or corporate finance, learn about what drives finance from professionals.

  • Past Events - Financials Club

    • 24.11.2018 - Patrick Kempf, Kempf, Keller, Meierhöfer, MBS Alumnus: Digitalization in Accounting, Finance and Tax
    • 28.03.2019 - Elliot Stevens, HUGO BOSS, MBS Alumnus: Relationships between Capital Markets and Listed Companies
    • 16.05.2019 - Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Weber and Sabine Bernhard, University of Mannheim: How do retail investors trade? A recent behavioral view.
    • 11.10.2019 - Rukayyat Kolawole, MBS Student: Women and Investing
    • 23.11.2019 - Andor Overesch, Deutsche Bank, MBS Alumnus: Acquisition Finance Toolkit - How to think like a LBO Banker
    • 22.05.2020 - Stephan Plagemann, CEO at Mount Street Portfolio Advisors: Alternative Investments in a post COVID-19 world
    • 28.08.2020 - Sebastian Janicek, Head of Finance at Siemens Digital Logistics, MBS Student: M&A Finance Implications - Pitfalls for the Finance Team & Systems

Startup Club

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Planning to found your own thing? Get the opportunity and profit from the networks' experience.

  • Past Events - Startup Club

    • 20.09.2019 - Founding Ceremony
    • 23.11.2019 - Lucas Trunk, SEW Eurodrive, MBS Alumnus: Experiences from Two Sides as an Entrepreneur and Corporate Venture Partner
    • 28.02.2020 - Prof. Dr. Nir Tsuk, NYU: The Language of Innovation
    • 17.04.2020 - Dr. Stefan Pastuszka: Strategy to Go
    • 24.04.2020 - Arved Weidemüller, Boris Gloger Consulting, MBS Alumnus: Agile Consulting Hacks & Remote Live Experience
    • 29.05.2020 - Robert Diab, IconicC, MBS Alumnus: Stochastic Enterprise Planning
    • 19.06.2020 - Uwe Zell and Waratat Kanithasen, Vision IO, both MBS Alumni: Entrepreneurship – Real Case
    • 03.07. & 10.07.2020 - Digital Coffee Chat Session
    • 03.08.2020 - Startup Mannheim - What does our partner Startup Mannheim offer to the MBS Network

Testimonials

"I’d like to thank the Technology & IT Club for this great opportunity to interact with its members and discuss the SAP strategy and Industry Cloud positioning. I truly appreciated the insightful discussion and perspective from this club on innovation and technology."

Peter Maier, President Industries and Customer Advisory at SAP

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"I am looking forward to nurturing this collaboration in the future! And I encourage you to visit sap.com/industrycloud for more info and open positions."

"Preparing for the session was quite a learning for me.
Of course, in our professional careers, we have organized and chaired hundreds of meetings. But most of the time for 'captive' audiences such as your own collaborators or customers, and for topics of limited scope.
And here, although being an experienced professional in my field of expertise, I had to find out how to attract non specialists into our environment. And also how to broaden the scope, and relate our topic to other problematics of our societies."

Christophe Lautray, CSO and Managing Director at Linde Material Handling

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"The exercise was time consuming, but enriching. I also sincerely appreciated the kindness and professionalism of the organization team, thanks again for your kind welcome.

Finally, the interactions with the participants were very much a reward for me. And they asked the relevant questions, straight to the point!

Whatever your industry or topic, I would recommend each of us, as managers, to confront once in a while with such a stimulating exercise!

My only wish? Try again!"

"It's a great opportunity to talk and engage with an attentive and highly intelligent audience, which at the same time likes challenges and is ambitious in terms of his/her career."

Britta Mues-Walter, Founder and Recruiting Professional in Executive Search

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"Doing the session together with Carol and Christa as a team approach, was a wonderful experience. With a format which offers three hours and more one has a huge opportunity to dig deeper, have everyone participating and network. As we all put our hearts and brains in it, we wanted to make sure that everyone leaves the evening with new tools, impressions and an enriched network."

"Mannheim Business School and the responsible team are welcoming, highly professional and supportive to make it a great experience for everyone, thanks to you Elisabeth and Jens. On top the facilities are modern & beautiful and food and drinks are served as well."

"I very much enjoyed speaking at the Network Club Session. The audience was very engaged, we had stimulating discussions throughout the presentation."

Dr. Ibrahim Köse, Former Senior Director Market Research, Nielsen Sports

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"I feel like I learned a lot myself. The Alumni Relations team did a great job hosting the event."

Contact Person

Jens Aedtner
Director Alumni Relations and Career Development Office (ACO)

MANNHEIM BUSINESS SCHOOL (MBS)

Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.

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