"Making it BIG": April 9, 2015
Join us on April 9 when Presidents Institute hosts the 15th Copenhagen Summit for all members of Directors Club and Directors Institute.
At this exclusive networking event, 8 business leaders from various industries and countries will engage the audience in free-ranging conversations on how they “Made it BIG”.
The summits take place from 12:00-23:30 in Copenhagen at the Bella Center. You can read about the 8 exceptional business leaders for this specific event below.
Sir Tim Clark
KBE, President and CEO, Emirates Airline
Sir Tim Clark is the President of Emirates Airline. Emirates is one of the world's fastest growing airlines, which currently serves more than 140 destinations in 80 countries with a fleet of over 230 wide-bodied aircraft. The company operates the world’s largest fleet of Airbus A380s with 53 in service and 87 pending delivery, and they were also the first to make a Google Street View of this magnificent airplane.
As Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board Member of SAP, Bill McDermott is responsible for 68,800 employees, serving more than 250,000 customers in 188 countries.
Bill McDermott is credited with leading the reinvention of SAP in the era of mobility, cloud computing, advanced analytics, next-generation business applications and in-memory technology. Under Bill’s leadership, in 2014, SAP unveiled a new strategy: “Run Simple”, which helps businesses fight complexity.
Bill McDermott is also the author of “Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office”.
President, EMEA Business and Operations, Google
Matt heads up Google’s business and operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - helping consumers and businesses make the most of the digital opportunity.
Joining Google in 2007 to help build its business in the UK, he became MD of Google UK two years later. In 2011, he was promoted to VP of Northern and Central Europe, before taking over as President of Business and Operations in EMEA in 2014.
Matt is a non-executive director of Sainsbury’s, and a Trustee of charities The Climate Group and The Media Trust. Matt has had a long career in media and marketing, joining Google from the newspaper industry, where he led commercial and digital operations at the biggest UK publisher. He previously worked at management consultancy McKinsey.
CEO, Russell Reynolds Associates
Clarke Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates and serves on the Board of Directors. He has over 25 years of experience in the executive recruiting industry and joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 1988. Now based in New York, he has also spent time in the firm's Frankfurt and London offices.
Clarke is the master of searching for the right talent and he has led notable searches in various industries. At the upcoming Copenhagen Summit, he will discuss how to attract the talent you need to innovate your business for the future.
CEO, VaynerMedia & Social Media Marketing Guru
Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, as well as a self-trained wine and social media expert.
With an entrepreneurial spirit and a clear recognition of the emergence of e-commerce in 1997, Gary launched Winelibrary.com, one of America's first wine websites, and helped grow his family’s wine business from $3 million to $45 million by 2005. Its success has made him a social media marketing guru.
Gary is an innovative entrepreneur and is now the Chief Executive Officer at VaynerMedia, a digital agency that helps Fortune 500 companies like GE, PepsiCo, Hasbro and the New York Jets find their social media voices and build their digital brands.
European Commissioner for Competition
Margrethe Vestager took office as the European Commissioner for Competition on 1 November 2014, which succeeds her long career in Danish politics. She is currently responsible for matters such as commercial competition, company mergers, cartels, state aid and anti-trust law.
Margrethe Vestager will join us at the Copenhagen Summit to discuss Big Data or "the currency of the internet", as she defines it. In July 2014, the Commission outlined a new strategy for Big Data, which aims to support and accelerate the transition towards a data-driven economy in Europe. The purpose of a data-driven economy is to stimulate research and innovation on data while leading to more business opportunities and an increased availability of knowledge and capital, particularly for SMEs across Europe. This new Big Data strategy is a part of the Europe 2020 growth strategy.
Lim Hwee Hua
Former Minister, Singapore Prime Minister’s Office
Lim Hwee Hua was elected to the Singapore Parliament from 1996 to 2011 and last served as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, and concurrently as Second Minister for Finance and Transport. Between 2002 and 2004, she was Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.
Lim Hwee Hua is currently engaged in private equity (Tembusu Partners, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts), banks (United Overseas Bank, Westpac Bank), maritime services (Bergesen Worldwide Group) and sits on a few boards. Between 2011 and 2014, she served as an Independent Non-Executive Representative of the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council.
She has authored “Government in Business – Friend or Foe” and will discuss the lessons from Singapore’s 50-year history.
Most advanced humanoid robot in the world
ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, is the worlds most advanced humanoid robot designed and developed by Honda. The development of ASIMO began in 1986 with the objective to create an exciting new form of mobility that one day can help people in their everyday lives. The developments continues to this day but it was officially introduced to the world on 21 October 2000.
Besides being able to walk, jump, run, sing and pour drinks, ASIMO also has a number of cognitive and decision making abilities which allows it to detect movement and react accordingly.
This will be ASIMO’s first visit to Denmark.