It gives me immense pleasure to invite you to our HARMAN Industry Insights Roundtable – SPARK.  Here we will explore IoT, Mobility and digital transformation throughout the industries we are active in.


At this high-powered roundtable, we will discuss technology trends, investments you would like to see from us, and how we can together drive industry excellence to create an easier transition for businesses already embracing the digital revolution.


The event brings together thought leaders like yourself and intends to drive a path for innovation and differentiation.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to SPARK - the HARMAN Industry Insights Roundtable.


Sanjay Dhawan
EVP & President,

HARMAN Connected Services




  • Impact on how the connected world will develop in the next few years
  • Have a strategic influence on HARMAN’s offerings aligned to your business vision and industry needs
  • Enjoy deep collaboration with leading analysts to evaluate your business roadmap
  • Interact with our partners and industry leaders to help develop, differentiate and foster business transformation and growth


15:00 - 16:00

Welcome reception, drinks, showcases


HARMAN: 70 Years of Digital Transformation – Sanjay Dhawan

How HARMAN has transformed itself and the ecosystem around it by leveraging data, devices and design. And how HARMAN is now digitally transforming to its customers through its Connected Service division.

16:30 - 17:30

Digital Businesses: It’s time to reinvent yourself as a technology company – Frank Gillett, Forrester

The performance of Digital Native companies is so exponentially superior, that they are forcing their 200-year-old competitive counterparts that are resisting change to close the doors. Other traditional companies are building new products and applications that disrupt their industries. Businesses have always had to disrupt themselves, but now, in order to revolutionize their industries, they must infuse their business with technology -- essentially becoming technology companies themselves, creating new revenue streams, improve customer experience, and increase operational efficiencies.

17:30 - 18:30

Panel Discussion: Modus Operandi of Digital Transformers [HARMAN customers, Industry thought leaders]

In this session, industry thought leaders will talk about the opportunities and tough choices they had to make for changing their business models and processes.

18:30 - 21:00

Dinner, Cocktails, Networking Activity


Sanjay Dhawan

EVP & President,
HARMAN Connected Services


Frank Gillett

VP, Senior Analyst




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