Simmons & Simmons Digital Day 2017

Within the scope of our Munich “Simmons & Simmons Digital Day 2017” these “stakeholders of digitalization” will provide you with an insight into their activities, will highlight practice-oriented topics and will discuss business models that arise from digitalization.

The lectures given by our speakers will be complemented with an overview of legally relevant issues emerging in the context of digitalization and technology transactions. You are cordially invited to attend the event, which is intended as a platform for sharing knowledge, expanding know-how, and networking.


Time Speaker Topic
09:00 - 09:10

Simmons & Simmons:

Dr. Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff / Dr. Stephan Ulrich

Welcome and opening remarks
09:10 - 09:40

Allianz X

Peter Borchers (CEO)

Allianz X is the Allianz Group's venture unit. Allianz X will invest €430m into a fund structure that includes seed stage investments, early stage venturing, mid stage venturing and fund of fund investments. The company is investing in the health, cyber security, connected property, connected mobility, asset and wealth management, data intelligence and the future of work.

Corporate Startup Collaboration - New tool in the toolbox of innovation
09:40 - 10:20


Ralph Spencer (Head of Enterprise Legal Central / Southern Europe and Africa)

Christine Robke (Senior Enterprise Legal Counsel)

Vodafone is one of the largest mobile telephony providers worldwide. Vodafone's network infrastructure, "M2M" and "cloud & hosting" solutions enable the company to digitize business-wide.

"M2M" & "Cloud Computing" - Opportunities for Companies
10:20 - 10:50

Simmons & Simmons

Christopher Götz, LL.M. (New York)

Digitalization of companies - legal challenges
10:50 -11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:40


Marc Gebert (Senior Director, Business Development, Global Sales & Marketing)

NXP is one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world. NXP is known for its contactless payment via smartphone as well as security solutions for networked companies (with its NFC radio chips). NXP also utilises technology for networked and self-propelled cars. NXP was acquired by Qualcomm at the end of 2016 for €46bn.

Security & Privacy in connected “Industry 4.0” manufacturing facilities
11:40 - 12:10


Daniel Smeds (CEO), Jan-Patrick Mainka (Sales Manager)

Optile, a "Grown up" - FinTech, offers online companies an open and provider-independent payment platform, which simplifies and accelerates the integration of payment gateways, providers and methods worldwide.

We now live in a one-click world:

How payment technologies influence success in the digital age and why open ecosystems will dominate the future

12:10 - 12:40

Simmons & Simmons

Angus McLean, London

FinTech: a UK perspective on regulatory issues
12:40 -13:45 Lunch break
13:45 - 14:15


Marcus Müller (Lead Counsel EMEA)

Concur is a cloud-based cost and travel management service. Concur is a global leader in business planning, booking and accounting of business travels across the cloud. Concur was acquired in 2014 by SAP for $8.1bn.

The use of the cloud for cost and travel management - "the perfect trip"
14:15 - 14:45


Dr. Tom Kirschbaum (Co-Founder & COO)

Door2Door is a multi-award winning urban mobility startup. Door2Door provides a range of products - from city analytics and tracking solutions to a local transport app and demand responsive transit.

The Future of Public Transport is on-demand
14:45 - 15:15

Simmons & Simmons

Dr. Stephan Ulrich

M&A, strategic investments & refocusing of companies in the digital world
15:15 -15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 16:15

Black Duck Software

Matt Jacobs, Esq. (Vice President & General Counsel)

Black Duck, a US company, automates the processes of securing and managing open source software, eliminating pain related to open source security vulnerabilities and license compliance.

Addressing open source software security and management challenges
16:15 - 16:45

Simmons & Simmons

Dr. Dang Ngo

Blockchain - Principles & Legal Considerations
16:45 - 17:25

Simmons & Simmons:

International Roundtable (Moderator: Alex Brown)

Alex Brown, London

Christophe Fichet, Paris

Giorgio Mariani, Milan

Digitalization & Cybersecurity - a wider European perspective

17:25 - 17:30


Christopher Götz LL.M. (New York)

From 17:30 Networking at Simmons & Simmons

The Simmons & Simmons Digital Day 2017 will be moderated by Christopher Götz, LL.M. (New York)

Language: German, individual presentations will be given in English.

This event requires registration, please see contact details below.

Event contact

Christopher Götz

T +49 89-20 80 77 63 32 or