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Kamales Lardi

Managing Partner at Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH

Lachen, Switzerland

5047 Followers 1087 Followers

I am an experienced digital transformation strategist and dynamic keynote speaker. I helps companies leverage digital disruption to create new opportunities for business and generate revenue. With over 17 years of experience in management consulting, I have successfully implemented corporate strategies, optimized business processes and implemented IT strategies for Fortune 500 companies across Europe and Asia. These experiences have positioned me well to lead digital transformation of business models, operations and processes across various industries.

Since establishing Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH in 2012, I have had the privilege of working with some prestigious clients - UBS, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), Pfizer, Victorinox and Sanitas Insurance among others.

I am a published author, lecturer, as well as Chairperson of the MBA Advisory Board at Durham University, UK. In addition, I am a startup mentor for the F10 Fintech Incubator & Accelerator sponsored by SIX Group (Swiss Stock Exchange). In 2017, I was listed in the Women in Fintech Powerlist by Innovate Finance, UK.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Zurich, Switzerland
Speaking Topics: Digital Disruption / Transformation In Business, Exponential Technologies (e.g., AI, Blockchain, Augmented / Virtual Reality, 3D-Printing, etc.), Dive

Kamales LardiPoints
Academic0
Author127
Influencer138
Speaker48
Entrepreneur0
Total313

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Consulting
Media Experience: 5 years
Last Media Interview: 05/29/2018

Areas of Expertise

Blockchain 35.79
Customer Experience 31.87
Digital Disruption 45.01
Digital Transformation 55.27
Emerging Technology 58.07
Fintech 30.85
IoT
Leadership 36.79
Management 36.29
Social 45.34
Startups 39.03
Cryptocurrency 31.08
AI 32.24
Innovation 30.15
Healthtech 37.95
Business Strategy 30.15

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Insurance
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation

Publications

23 Article/Blogs
Digital Disruption: Age of the empathetic leader
linkedin
January 28, 2019
In the 1957 movie Desk Set, employees of the Federal Broadcasting Network faced fears of being replaced by two computers that are intended to simplify their work and improve productivity. The team, a group of female research whizzes with encyclopedic brains and the skills to find any information requested by callers, are in danger of being replaced by an ‘electronic’ brain a.k.a computer. Set against the budding love between Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, the romantic comedy gives us a flashback of how leadership teams dealt with transformation in past years. The ‘higher-ups’ carried out transformation initiatives, while employees typically were left in the dark. The movie plot was based on the emergence of commercial use of computers in the late 1950s, their installation in offices usually resulting in layoffs.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption

Strategy Under Uncertainty In The Digital Age
linkedin
January 14, 2019
Digital Transformation Strategy Is Imperative In The Age Of Disruption

Technology based disruptions are not new to the business world. Since the 1980s, several instances of new technologies, such as email and the Internet, have completely changed the way we do business. Conversely, there have also been technology-based hypes that did not live up to their promise, for example the dotcom era bubble that burst in the late 1990s.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Business Strategy

Digital Maturity Assessment: Are You Heading In The Right Direction?
Disruption Hub
March 27, 2018
The first steps on your journey

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Where is the customer experience in traditional payment methods?
LinkedIn
March 07, 2018
This morning, while on holiday in Dubai with my family, we decided to spontaneously book a trip into the desert with Arabian Adventures, which came highly recommended by the Dubai tourism office. Both my husband and I tried to book the trip with our credit cards, which was declined and subsequently blocked from any further payments.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Fintech

How to implement blockchain in your company - a starter guide
LinkedIn
February 21, 2018
Over the last few months, blockchain technology has moved away from its primary association with management of cryptocurrencies to mainstream business applications. As the number of potential real-world use cases steadily increase, companies are starting to realize the true disruptive impact of blockchain technology.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

Urgent need for #fintech skills in financial services industry
LinkedIn
September 19, 2017
''94% of finance professionals are bluffing about their #fintech know-how''. This quote has created a bit of a stir in since it was announced last week at the launch of the FINTECH CIRCLE INSTITUTE. Based on a survey of financial services professionals, the institute also found that 22% are putting off developing their digital skills out of fear that it is too late to catch up with existing FinTech experts.

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Tags: Fintech

Banks and Fintech collaboration drives innovation in financial services
LinkedIn
August 27, 2017
Collaboration between corporates and Fintech startups is a key driver for innovation in the financial services industry. On one hand, financial institutions offer in-depth experience in end-to-end services offerings, broad range of expertise in building sustainable business and unlimited resources. On the other hand, Fintech startups experiment with new technologies and quickly develop customer-centric solutions that could be market tested for validity. By leveraging each other’s strengths, corporate – Fintech collaboration provides a strong foundation for re-defining the financial services market.

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Tags: Innovation, Fintech

Let's highlight the unsung heroes - More Digital Shapers 2017
linkedin
August 25, 2017
Congratulations to all the outstanding people named as the '100 Digital Shapers' by the well-known Swiss national economic magazine Bilanz. This is a truly inspiring list of people who have achieved leaps and bounds towards creating a digital future in Switzerland. Check out the full list here https://storytelling.blick.ch/digital-shapers/index.html

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Optimize, Evolve & Innovate
Disruption Hub
July 03, 2017
Your steps in digital transformation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

4 Digital Transformation Health Checks For Your Business
Disruption Hub
May 23, 2017
As adults, we are advised to go for regular health checkups, even if we feel fine. Healthcare professionals suggest that these regular reviews of our full body health can help avoid or even anticipate problems in the future. I believe that companies should conduct regular ‘health checks’ as well, enabling management teams to have a clear view of where they stand against business goals.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Management

Businesses Must Adapt or Die
Disruption Hub
May 09, 2017
The fourth industrial revolution is upon us! As technology continuous to occupy almost every aspect of our lives, we are entering the digital age fully willing and aware. Previous industrial revolutions have been significantly ground breaking for human kind, accelerating progress through the use of steam engines, electric power and subsequently, electronics and information technology. However, this time, the industrial revolution is set to change the way we live and work beyond our wildest imaginations. Characterised by a fusion of technology that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, the fourth industrial revolution will mean the end of business, and life, as usual.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Management

It is time for Airlines to improve their customer experience
linkedin
February 03, 2017
As we move into the digital age, the pressure on companies to keep up with the impacts of digital technologies, evolving consumer behavior, as well as increasingly competitive business landscape is paramount. As a management consultant for over 16 year, I have had the privilege to see the inner workings of many international corporations across various industries. In my view, many companies are losing out on a critical element of the digital age - customer experience. This is sometimes an after-thought as some companies tend to be preoccupied with their own internal operations.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Closing the C-Level Digital Knowledge Gap
linkedin
October 31, 2016
Digital transformation is on everyone’s minds this year and a majority of senior management that I have recently spoken to stated that it is a top organizational priority. This is inspiring because the C-suite needs to champion transformation goals for the business. However, for all the C-level enthusiasm about being ahead of the game, it is important to understand where organizations are making the actual day-to-day decisions around digital transformation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Management

3 levels of digital transformation
linkedin
May 04, 2016
Digital transformation is undeniably the hot topic this year. It has become a topic of discussion for most business communities and top of mind for senior executives across industries. However, in the avalanche of information that we receive almost daily on the topic, are companies really able to determine what to do about digital disruption in their business?

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Disrupt your business to compete in the digital age: LLL Conference Workshop, 1st April
linkedin
March 24, 2016
Join me on 1st April to find out more about the impact of digital disruption on your business and customers, technologies that bring the most disruption, as well as an approach to gain competitive advantage in the digital economy.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption

How I increased my Twitter following by 1000% in 2 months
LinkedIn
May 11, 2015
How I increased my Twitter following by 1000% in 2 months

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Social

How to successfully use social media for business
LinkedIn
March 23, 2015
How to successfully use social media for business

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Social

Use social media responsibly
LinkedIn
December 16, 2014
Use social media responsibly

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Social

How to find a social media expert
LinkedIn
December 02, 2014
How to find a social media expert

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Social

A salute to the silent ‘social media’ heroes…
LinkedIn
October 16, 2014
A salute to the silent ‘social media’ heroes…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Social

Keep calm and leave your comfort zone!
LinkedIn
October 01, 2014
Keep calm and leave your comfort zone!

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Leadership

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which social media channel is best of all?
LinkedIn
August 22, 2014
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which social media channel is best of all?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Social

Social media just for marketing? Think again…
LinkedIn
August 14, 2014
Social media just for marketing? Think again…

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Social

1 Book
Social Media Strategy A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Social Business
VDF verlag
June 06, 2012
The Social Media Strategy book describes an effective and easy to follow approach to implementing social media for business, based on a framework that is aligned to the company’s strategic objectives. The book walks readers through the steps required to identify where and how to utilise social media that will be most effective for its specific needs, based on the industry, size, organisation culture and competitive landscape. The approach takes into account the company’s target audiences for social media, whether it is customers, employees or any other stakeholders. The book aims to assist companies in developing sustainable business solutions that will gain continuous returns from social media.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Social

4 Book Chapters
The WealthTECH Book
Wiley
June 30, 2018
The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries in Global Asset Management. Part of The FINTECH Book Series which became a Global Bestseller in 107 countries across 5 languages.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Startups

Consultancy, Organizational Development and Change
Kogan Page UK
April 28, 2018
Contributed chapter on digital impact on management consulting

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Management

Managing and Leading People Through Organizational Change
Kogan Page UK
February 17, 2016
Contributed chapter on digital disruption on organizational change

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Management

Unternehmensnachfolge: Interdisziplinäres Handbuch zur Nachfolgeregelung
DIKE Verlag AG
December 02, 2013
Enterprise Succession Planning: Interdisciplinary Handbook
The book covers a range of key topics to focus on during enterprise succession planning. I contributed a chapter on an approach for know-how and knowledge transfer during succession planning.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Management, Leadership

2 Influencer Awards
Female Founders Book
Female Founders Book
May 01, 2018
Kamales Lardi appears in the Female Founders Book as one of the 30 most successful women entrepreneurs and founders in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Startups

Women In Fintech Powerlist 2017
Women In Fintech UK
November 30, 2017
Every year Innovate Finance opens the Women in FinTech Powerlist to celebrate the women shaping the FinTech sector.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Startups

9 Keynotes
Business Models in the Blockchain Era - The End of Corporate Business Models
CEBIT 2018
June 15, 2018
CEBIT d!talk | 15.06.2018 | Presentation "Business Models in the Blockchain Era - The End of Corporate Business Models", Kamales Lardi, Managing Partner, Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Snippets of Keynote Speech at the Swiss Pharma Finance Lounge on Social Media In Pharma
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June 22, 2017

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Tags: Social, Healthtech

Social Media In Pharma Industry
Swiss Pharma Finance Lounge
June 01, 2017
Parts of my keynote speech on how social media is used in the pharma industry (global, Europe and Switzerland specifically), as well as some best practices for pharma companies to follow

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Social Media In Pharma Industry
Swiss Pharma Finance Lounge
June 01, 2017
Parts of my keynote speech on how social media is used in the pharma industry (global, Europe and Switzerland specifically), as well as some best practices for pharma companies to follow

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

SIX Future Forums Keynote Speech
SIX Group Swiss Stock Exchange
August 01, 2016
Keynote speech on digital business transformation at the SIX Group Swiss Stock Exchange Future Forums event.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Digical: Developing the Visionary Customer Journey
Mendix
July 06, 2016
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, consumers are quickly adopting technology and benefiting from easy, fast accessibility to the online world. These "visionary" customers are sophisticated, connected and omni-present. As a result, they expect to be able to interact with companies in a similar way. As companies adapt, the need for alignment between online and offline business access points has also increased.

In this session, learn how to create sustainable "digical" presences that align online and offline access points. Additionally, discover best practices for interacting with visionary customers and developing an omni-channel customer journey.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Digical: Developing the Visionary Customer Journey
Mendix
July 06, 2016
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, consumers are quickly adopting technology and benefiting from easy, fast accessibility to the online world. These "visionary" customers are sophisticated, connected and omni-present. As a result, they expect to be able to interact with companies in a similar way. As companies adapt, the need for alignment between online and offline business access points has also increased.

In this session, learn how to create sustainable "digical" presences that align online and offline access points. Additionally, discover best practices for interacting with visionary customers and developing an omni-channel customer journey.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Digical: Developing the Visionary Customer Journey
Mendix
July 06, 2016
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, consumers are quickly adopting technology and benefiting from easy, fast accessibility to the online world. These "visionary" customers are sophisticated, connected and omni-present. As a result, they expect to be able to interact with companies in a similar way. As companies adapt, the need for alignment between online and offline business access points has also increased.

In this session, learn how to create sustainable "digical" presences that align online and offline access points. Additionally, discover best practices for interacting with visionary customers and developing an omni-channel customer journey.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Digital Apocalypse: Is this the end of business as usual and how to survive digital disruption?
Digital Economic Forum (Switzerland)
June 01, 2016
Keynote speech at the Digital Economic Forum 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland entitled Digital Apocalypse: Is this the end of business as usual and how to survive digital disruption?

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Leadership

19 Media Interviews
Use blockchain technology to Boost palm oil sustainability, says expert
Bernama News
August 29, 2018
Interview by newspaper in Malaysia on use of blockchain in palm oil

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Tags: Blockchain

Nachhaltige Gestaltung Der Unternehmenskultur
SwissClick AG
August 01, 2018
Interview for Die Wirtschaftsfrau (Women in Business) magazine on the impact of digital and social technologies on diversity and corporate culture.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Leadership

CEBIT d!talk | Interview Kamales Lardi
CEBIT 2018
June 15, 2018
CEBIT | d!talk | 15.06.2018 | Interview Kamales Lardi, Lardi & Partner

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Feature Interview
Swiss Entrepeneurs magazine
April 30, 2018
Feature Interview

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Startups

Disrupt Banking Business Model
FINTECH Circle Institute
October 11, 2017
Disrupt Banking Business Model - interview for Fintech Institute Circle UK

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

A-Speaker interview
A-Speaker
August 31, 2017
Interview with Kamales Lardi
In the interview with Kamales Lardi, A-Speakers learns about her profesion as a digital strategist and the challenges of digitalization, which businesses have to face in the future. Read more in the interview below.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Kolumn "Vision Lab" Workshop zur digitalen Disruption
Netzwoche ICT Magazin (Switzerland)
January 25, 2017
Kolumn "Vision Lab" Workshop zur digitalen Disruption

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Die Macht der Menschen
Netzwoche ICT Magazin (Switzerland)
November 17, 2016
Die Macht der Menschen

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Die Lücke in der digitalen Transformation schliessen
Netzwoche ICT Magazin (Switzerland)
October 29, 2016
Die Lücke in der digitalen Transformation schliessen

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Finanzindustrie
Netzwoche ICT Magazin (Switzerland)
September 03, 2016
Finanzindustrie

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Der Umgang mit disruptiver Technologie
Netzwoche ICT Magazin (Switzerland)
July 06, 2016
Der Umgang mit disruptiver Technologie

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Innovation
Netzwoche ICT Magazin (Switzerland)
April 05, 2016
Innovation

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Digital Disruption in der Beratungsbranche
Netzwoche ICT Magazin (Switzerland)
April 04, 2016
Digital Disruption in der Beratungsbranche

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Digital Transformation
Dukascopy TV
September 11, 2015
How does Digital Transformation impact the traditional business environment? Kamales Lardi, Managing Partner at Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Employee Engagement
Dukascopy TV
March 10, 2015
How does social media impact employee engagement? Kamales Lardi, Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Social

Finding the right social network
Dukascopy TV
March 05, 2015
What are the Do’s & Dont‘ts when setting up a social media profile? Kamales Lardi, Lardi & Partner and Taïssa Charlier, Women in Digital Switzerland (For further reference: http://linkd.in/JUptHs)

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Social

Social Media Culture
Dukascopy TV
March 03, 2015
How does culture and structure of corporations have to change to enable a successful social media strategy? Kamales Lardi, Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Social

Social Media Strategy
Dukascopy TV
February 23, 2015
What makes a successful corporate social media strategy? Kamales Lardi, Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Social

Feature Interview - Inspirational Women Magazine
The International Women’s Leadership Association
June 11, 2014
Feature Interview - Inspirational Women Magazine

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Startups

1 Speaking Engagement
Digital Transformation - Trying out some disruptive technologies
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July 12, 2016

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Tags: Digital Transformation

8 Videos
Launch of shirts for women #CollectionByKamales
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November 11, 2018

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Breaking Barriers - EP.2 Dressing for success
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January 15, 2018

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Breaking Barriers - EP.2 Dressing for success
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January 14, 2018

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Breaking Barriers - EP.1 Forget new year's resolutions, let's transform
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January 09, 2018

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Kamales Lardi Keynote Speaker
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September 05, 2016

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Digital Economic Forum 2016 Zurich
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August 01, 2016

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League Of Leading Ladies Conference, Interlaken P2
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August 01, 2016

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League Of Leading Ladies Conference, Interlaken P1
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August 01, 2016

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