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On the 14th September, we will be hosting a Fireside Chat right here, in the heart of Factory. We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that the speakers joining us will be no other than Deutsche Bank’s President – Co-Head of Private and Commercial Bank Christian Sewing, and CORE SE’s Managing Director, Holger Friedrich.

This will be a special Fireside Chat in which we will touch on the merging of traditional businesses and the new start up realm. The mission? To empower the next generation to build successful, sustainable businesses. Hence, why Next Generation Alumni shall be attending.

Berlin is a perfect example of the old and the new not only working together but thriving together. Tradition and digitalization should not be separate entities, but rather one. This is why Christian Sewing and Holger Friedrich will cover all things digitalization, education and of course, tradition.


6:00 – 6:30 pm: Doors open

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Moderated talk & Open Q&A

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Networking

*Please note that the conversation will be held in German.*

About Christian Sewing:

Christian Sewing, born in 1970, has been a member of the Management Board since January 1, 2015. He is responsible for Deutsche Bank’s Private & Commercial Bank (including Postbank) together with Frank Strauß. Sewing joined Deutsche Bank in 1989. He was Head of Group Audit from June 2013 to February 2015, prior to which he held a number of management positions in Risk. From 2012 to 2013, he was Deputy Chief Risk Officer. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Bank’s Chief Credit Officer. He has worked in Frankfurt, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Toronto.

From 2005 until 2007, Sewing was a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank. Before graduating with a diploma from the Bankakademie Bielefeld and Hamburg, he completed a bank apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in 1989.

About Holger Friedrich:

In 2010, Holger co-founded CORE having been active in the software industry for over 25 years, focusing on developing IT strategies, as well as supporting IT restructuring and development programs. Following his degree in IT and German Studies, he was one of the founding members of the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Potsdam, which is known today as the Hasso Plattner Institute. Before founding CORE, Holger set up a technology company, was involved with market-leading technology providers in a management capacity and was a partner in a leading international strategic consulting firm.



September 14, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Rheinsberger Straße 76/77


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