For today’s B2B companies, a digital-first strategy is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Digitalisation is redefining how B2B businesses connect with their customers, who now expect to be able to access relevant, up-to-date content anywhere, anytime, and on the device of their choosing. At the same time, analysis of the huge amounts of data produced by digital processes can bring new insights into products and solutions, resulting in enhanced customer experiences.

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Thomas Troll

partner, ROI-EFESO Management Consulting

Dr Thomas Troll has worked as a consultant for nearly a quarter of a century, focusing on the transformation of operations towards excellence and sustainability. This ranges from the strategic redesign of global footprints to the optimisation of supply chains and the digitalisation of value-adding processes. Before his consulting career, he developed vehicle sensor systems.

Thomas Zeller

Chief Digital Officer, UnternehmerTUM

Thomas Zeller is Chief Digital Officer of UnternehmerTUM, an independent spin-off of the Technical University of Munich that is the largest innovation and start-up centre in Germany. He co-founded the centre's Digital Product School, which helps teams from established companies emulate an environment of fast learning similar to that experienced by young tech companies.

Tilo Neumann

general manager & owner, Sachsen-kälte

General Manager and owner of Dresden-based refrigeration and air conditioning technology specialists Sachsen-Kälte, Tilo Neumann took over the reins from his father, Wilfried, in 2011. Next year he will celebrate 25 years in the industry, a period during which he has been able to observe at first hand the shift towards more environmentally friendly solutions and a digital future.

Michael Eichberger

DIRECTOR digitalization, BITZER

Michael Eichberger joined BITZER in 2000 and is also Managing Director of BITZER GmbH in Austria, responsible for Eastern Europe.
He also has a technical background in unit design, complete projects and application engineering.

Gernot Puntigam


Gernot Puntigam brings a broad knowledge of digitalisation to his role as Güntner's Managing Director for Europe, having worked with diverse IT systems in his previous roles in both Asia and America. Prior to coming to Güntner he was Managing Director of a German manufacturing company in China, and before that, was Sales Director of a Swiss technology group in Southeast Asia.



Marco Baumann heads up Swiss company JAEGGI Hybridtechnologie, which has long been a pioneer in hybrid cooling and condensing technology, and is a member of the Güntner Group. He is also responsible for service and customer service for Güntner across Europe. This includes on-site mechanical work and an online spare parts shop, as well as remote technical support.

ZacHARY Wernlund


Smart Solutions Manager for Güntner in the North and Latin American markets, Zachary Wernlund also works with the development team in Germany. He is currently leading the application of innovative IIoT technologies to the Güntner product line globally and has been involved in the cooling industry for over six years with a focus on bringing new technologies to the industry.

alejandro lomas

innovation manager, Güntner

Alejandro Lomas, Innovation Manager at Güntner, will be moderating all of our panels at Chillventa. He joined the company in 2015, and has since introduced a broad range of innovation programs in areas such as IoT, robotics and digitalisation. In Mexico, he led the state of Nuevo Leon's Digital Transformation Committee, with the goal of raising the region's digital capabilities.