Thinking ahead

The ThinkTank Universe is a platform for far-sighted, forward thinkers and managers who want to exchange ideas with like-minded people and leading experts on future trends and technologies and think long-term about how they can position their company for the future.

“I am convinced that our corporate leaders would do better if they contemplated less on the past and thought more on the future.”

Origins of our Knowledge

The ThinkTank Universe is the source of the treasure chest of knowledge at 2b AHEAD. This is where the topics, questions and research design of our future studies are defined. The answers to the core question ‘What does a future trend, a technological development mean for my company?’. Our partners are involved in formulating our research assignments. Below, you can find our exposé with our current research projects.

Four ThinkTanks

We currently operate four ThinkTanks: Financial Services, IT, HR, and Retail. Two more - Mobility and Health - are planned. Each ThinkTank produces two futures studies per year, each of which has a thematic focus within the framework. Before we publish the results of our research, we bring together corporate leaders of the DACH region with like-minded people and experts. In these strategy sessions, the participants reflect, evaluate, select and work on real challenges in order to return to their companies with viable solutions.

Strategy Sessions 2020

Strategy sessions are held twice a year for each ThinkTank. They are limited to a total of 30 persons. Partners of the ThinkTank universe are guaranteed a place in each session. The meetings last 1.5 days to allow sufficient time and space for discussions with the experts, exchange of ideas and the development of strategy recommendations.

September 9 & 10, 2020
The future of software development & cybersecurity

Strategy Session RETHINK IT
Stuttgart | AEB

September 13 (pm) & 14, 2020
The future of the social market economy

Strategy session A WORLD BEYOND HR

September 30 & October 1, 2020
The future of professional education

Strategy session A WORLD BEYOND HR

October 28 & 29, 2020
The future of regional banking

Strategy session RETHINK Financial Services

November 11 & 12, 2020
The future of brands

Strategy session RETHINK Retail


2b AHEAD ThinkTank GmbH

Spinnereistraße 7 I Halle 20 E
D-04179 Leipzig
Tel: +49 341 124 79 610

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