Kamales Lardi

Managing Director Switzerland at Valtech
CEO, Lardi & Partner Consulting
FORBES, Women Executives Chair
Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Digital Transformation (Thinkers360)
Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers to Follow 2021
MTP: Break barriers of business, mindset, and perception.
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Kamales is a bold and strategic thinker in digital and business transformation. She combines over 22 years of deep cross-industry experience with the latest digital and technology solutions. Kamales is listed in the “Top 10 Global Influencers & Thought Leaders in Digital Transformation” (Thinkers360) and Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers 2021 (The Awards Magazine). She often says, ‘technology is not a silver bullet solution, a clear value proposition should drive any transformation effort’. This approach resonates well with many business leaders and has helped her stand out in the digital space. Since establishing Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH in 2012, Kamales has advised many multinational companies across various industries in Europe, Asia and Africa for over a decade. In June 2022, Kamales joined Valtech, a global business transformation company, as the Managing Director Switzerland.

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Kamales believes in the transformative impact of emerging technologies. She has developed deep knowledge and practical experience in a range of emerging technology solutions, such as blockchain, AI, virtual and augmented reality, 3D-printing, IoT and sensor technologies, and robotics process automation among others. Kamales is a Teaching Fellow at Durham University Business School, and is the Chair of the FORBES Business Council Women Executives. She is a dynamic and influential speaker and presents regularly at corporate and industry conferences.

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THE END OF 'BUSINESS AS USUAL': How to Accelerate Digital Transformation in Business

The traditional rules and assumptions of business are no longer valid in the new digital economy. Emerging technologies have triggered a shift in the global consumer market, resulting in the urgent need for brands to adopt transformative approaches to customer engagement, organization structures, and business models. In addition, the recent Covid-19 pandemic has further accelerated market shifts towards digital engagement.

In her keynote presentation, Kamales awakens curiosity and widens perspectives on the latest trends and technologies impacting the traditional business landscape, and motivates audiences to explore innovative approaches that accelerate success in digital business transformation.

THE HUMAN SIDE OF TRANSFORMATION: Digital Culture Driving Transformation Success

People are the most powerful drivers of transformation. As companies increasingly adopt digital solutions and emerging technologies to drive productivity, innovation, and revenue, the risk of losing touch with the people who drive the business success grows. Culture change and empathetic leadership will be the defining element that could spell success for digital business transformation.

This keynote presentation highlights effective approaches to identify behaviors, mindsets, and skills required to realize successful digital business transformation in traditional organizations.

RISE OF THE LOW TOUCH ECONOMY: Digital-Physical Future of Customer Engagement

Over the past decade, technology has triggered an undeniable shift in consumer behavior and trends. People are adopting technology almost as quickly as it is being developed. Brands understand that consumers are the core of business success. But the question will be – how can companies succeed in the digital future?

In this keynote presentation, Kamales zooms in on the future of consumer behavior and preferences, the impact of the Low-Touch Economy on brands, as well as how should companies engage with customers across digital-physical touchpoints.

EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES: Deep-dive application of Blockchain, AI, Virtual/Augmented Reality, 3D-Printing, IoT & Sensor Technologies etc.

Over the past decade or so, exponential technologies have triggered shifts in the global business landscape and the world in general. As digital-enabled businesses rise and consumer adoption accelerates, new and transformative technology-based innovations are emerging almost on a daily basis.

This keynote presentation provides an overview of exponential technologies, the impact on society and businesses, as well as real-world and future-focused applications across industries.

Keynote sessions deep-dive into specific technologies and industry focus, upon request.


”Kamales held the key note speech at the Phoenix Mecano Manager’s Conference 2021. Kamales’ presentation was truly inspiring. She offered new perspectives to our international audience how to look at and think about our leading conference topic “Digital Transformation”. Based on her professional background, with excellent real business examples as well as selected ‘touch & try & feel’ exhibits Kamales could convey important key messages to our diverse group of top managers with a high credibility. Our group’s leadership team will now think differently about “the digital impact” on our businesses and business models, upcoming challenges as well as opportunities.”

- Dr. Rochus Kobler CEO, Phoenix Mecano

“Kamales Lardi is a dynamic, content rich speaker on the topics of digital transformation, emerging technologies and the future of economies. Kamales participated as a panelist in both the Horasis Global Meeting (8th June 2021) and Horasis Asia Meeting (26th November 2021). During both session, Kamales shared insights based on her practical experience and future-focused outlook, which added value and depth to the discussion. We look forward to engaging with her again.”

- Frank-Jürgen Richter Chairman, Horasis Org

”Kamales is truly an exciting speaker. She brings that often rare combination of deep insight and genuine enthusiasm to a very important topic. For technology leaders to be effective they need to understand the human component of digital transformation and in this area Kamales is one of our most exciting thought leaders! We look forward to having her back!”

- Jeremy Behrmann Production Direction, GDS Group

”Kamales has been our series speaker and advisory board member for Digital Transformation Summit Series. Her presentation and thoughts reflect resilience, experience, knowledge, and critical thinking. Her presentations are curated according to the theme and the demographic of the conference. We are very happy to have her as a part of our Exito Family! We would love to get your perspective on our next project.”

- Rishikesh Shetty CEO, Exito Media Concepts Pvt. Ltd

”It was an honor to have Ms. Lardi at the Digital Business Transformation Conference 2021 as a keynote speaker. Her deep knowledge due to her many years of experience provided immense value to the audience through her strategic thinking and the high quality of the content of her presentation. I am looking forward to collaborating with her again in the near future.”

- Grigoris Grammenos Conference Producer, Boussias

”So informative, engaging, and eye-opening, thank you Kamales Lardi! We had over 300 attendees from all over EMEA and the feedback was great.”

- Philippa Dods Head of Marketing Africa, Meltwater

”Kamales was a keynote speaker at our Swiss market research flagship event and spoke about digital transformation in fast-changing times. She’s an engaging speaker with strong background knowledge on current trends in various industries and able to perfectly integrate that knowledge in her speaking topic, outlined together in the briefing. Her speech was engaging and the feedback from participants was very good – the speech indeed delivered real insights into what is soon to be the new business opportunities in our industry as well as in others.”

- Lukas Haeusermann Marketing Director CH/LI at Neuroth

”Kamales has an incredibly refreshing approach to the Digital Transformation imperative. I found her to be incredibly pragmatic and it’s her appreciation for the language required to engage critical business stakeholders that sets her apart.”

- Dhesen Ramsamy Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited

”Kamales developed a collaboration strategy for SAMBAplus based on user requirements assessment to determine the member’s needs (online and offline). In doing so she clearly delivered against all targets and provided spot-on recommendations. We will definitely work with her and her team again!”

- Benno Marbach Co-Founder & COO guuru

”Please accept our sincere appreciation for the outstanding presentation you made to the MIM-Kyiv DBA program’s participants. Your ability to present the subject in such an interesting way produced one of the most helpful and useful lectures in our program’s experience. Thank you so much for your valuable contribution and for sharing your time and your experiences with us.”

- Lina Khasan-Bek, Max Goltsberg Co-Directors DBA Program, MIM-Kyiv

”Kamales presented at the recent Professional Womens’ Group meeting to a group of about 70 people. She gave an entertaining and enlightening talk about how to use social networking to further your personal brand. Share share useful tips, practical advice and personal examples.

Kamales is an engaging speaker and an expert on an interesting topic. She was aware of the audiences needs and tailored the presentation to their needs. I am happy to highly recommend Kamales as a speaker.”

- Jane Piper Corporate Sponsorship and Speaker Manager, Professional Women's Group

”Kamales was a keynote speaker at one of our @CommsHero events. Her strategic thinking and marketing knowledge was clear to see at our event and the session received awesome feedback from the delegates. I would highly recommend Kamales as a speaker at any event where you require strategic business and marketing know-how.”

- Asif Choudry Sales & Marketing Director, Resource @WeAreResource (UK)
Managing Director Switzerland at Valtech
CEO, Lardi & Partner Consulting
FORBES, Women Executives Chair
Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Digital Transformation (Thinkers360)
Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers to Follow 2021
MTP: Break barriers of business, mindset, and perception.
Inquire About Kamales Lardi
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