Dr. Volker Glaeser


Dr. Volker Glaeser



Digital transformation executive with 25+ years of experience, including general management of mid size organizations, business strategy, business operations, product development, and content production.

CEO at Hospitality Digital GmbH (Metro AG), the SaaS leader in digitalizing the hospitality sector. Co-CEO at Eijsink (acquired by Metro), an incumbent in cloud-based PoS systems. Prior to taking the role at Metro, Partner at Reply and Managing Director at Sprint Reply, a strategic Digital Transformation consultancy in the TMT sector. Joined Reply from telecom operator E-Plus Gruppe where I served as Digital Platforms Director. Previously Mondia Media GM for Germany, Group COO and member of the group’s Advisory Board. Mondia is a global Vodafone partner. The company is a leading entertainment enabler for the digital age.

Served in key leadership roles at Vodafone, most recently as eCommerce Director and Company Officer. Led the Internet portal businesses for PC and Mobile (Consumer and Enterprise), launched Vodafone360 and managed Vodafone’s consumer web portfolio live!, including Mobile Advertising, Music, Games, and Mobile TV. Within the Vodafone Group, held the position of Global Head of Online from 2007-2009. Oversaw Vodafone Online sales as well as transaction partnerships and the geographical expansion of Vodafone’s eCommerce platforms.

Before joining Vodafone, led operations of Yahoo’s search, information, entertainment, and community products in GSA. Member of the European Leadership Team of Yahoo! Consumer Search. Prior to that, member of the Yahoo! Germany Management Team.

Particular skill in delivering business transformation in high growth environments.

Visiting Lecturer at FOM University of Applied Sciences, Dusseldorf, and Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Cologne. Hold a DBA from the University of Gloucestershire (UK). Executive MBA with distinction from Danube Business School (Austria).

Specialties: Big Data, Data Insights, Digital Transformation, Multichannel Distribution, eCommerce.

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All sessions by Dr. Volker Glaeser


14 Feb 2023
16:00 - 17:00
Main Stage