Meet Kai Schmidhuber – Entrepreneur, speaker and top executive in four “Fortune-500”-companies within the last 15 years.

Kai Schmidhuber, multiple founder and top executive in four “Fortune-500”-companies within the last 13 years, is a renowned keynote speaker and a corporate digital transformation specialist. He has solid experience in people transformation, business development, innovation, marketing, internet technology and e-commerce, especially in the fields of logistics, transport, tourism, aviation, travel retail and FMCG.

The Company: Ai-Retail stands for the AGILE DIGITAL DISRUPTION OF ORGANIZATIONS & PEOPLE. Our customers profit from insider based expert consulting and nonstop digital consulting with special focus on state-of-the-art workshops, omnichannel retail, e-commerce implementation, superfast piloting and rapid optimization of digital ecosystems for companies of any size.

Kai`s expertise comes from TRUE EXPERIENCE Kai held top management positions in various “Fortune-500”-companies, such as being Chief Digital Officer of LOREAL Germany or creating transformation in senior executive positions at Henkel (world leader in adhesives & detergents), DeutschePost DHL (world leader in logistics) and Fraport (worldwide leading in airport and travel retail management).

Kai combines true knowlegde and experience in e-commerce, data science, CRM, precision advertising and social media. His special skills comprise organizational transformation (right people, right processes, right tools) of large corporate organizations in the digital age. 

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Kai started his professional carreer as a chef. Yes, as a chef. Cooking for managers in a high class restaurant. After 15 years of personal (and digital) transformation, executive roles in 4 multinational Fortune 500 corporations, he became Chief Digital Officer of the global leader in Beauty. Kai´s personal story is truly amazing and a frequently requested key note to present on corporate gatherings and events.

Kai`s secret weapon:
“His personal mission is to demystify digital. Kai speaks plain and simple language, allowing everyone to join the discussion. Kai does not serve PowerPoint karaoke and buzzword­ bingo – he presents personal fails and experiences with pureness and authenticity – something very rare nowadays in tindustry where everything is focused on best practices, making digital transformation a secret science. Kai and his style of speaking and interaction is the opposite of that.”

Using his expertise in people transformation, business development, innovation, marketing, internet technology and e-commerce, in the fields such as logistics, transport, tourism, aviation, travel retail and FMCG, Kai candidly looks to demonstrate both the pitfalls in retail tech and the winning strategies he’s used across various Fortune 500 companies.