Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Will Blockchain-Based Euro Payments Drive Industrial Digital Transformation?“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Will Blockchain-Based Euro Payments Drive Industrial Digital Transformation?“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Will Blockchain-Based Euro Payments Drive Industrial Digital Transformation?”

The ECB works on a digital Euro, which could bring a lot of changes and challenges for the industry. In this panel, Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt School Blockchain Center), Dr. Günther Dobrauz (PwC), Heinz-Günther Lux (Evonik), Oliver Pieper (BASF SE) and Sebastian Müller (Commerz Business Consulting) talk about their current experiences regarding the development in the industry and further provide an outlook into the future.

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 21 min.).

About the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and 2019, he was ranked as one of the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Since 2017, he is a member of the fintech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology in general, crypto-assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights, and digital identity. You can contact him via mail (, or LinkedIn and Twitter

LinkedIn profile of Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner

Dr. Günther Dobrauz is a Partner with PwC in Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland where he also heads the Legal FS Regulatory & Compliance Services practice. Guenther specializes in structuring, authorization, and ongoing lifecycle management of financial intermediaries and their products. Furthermore, he is the author of three books on innovation and disruption and five books on European, Swiss, and Liechtenstein regulation.

LinkedIn profile of Dr. Günther Dobrauz

Heinz-Günther Lux is a Digital Strategist at Evonik Digital, where he focuses on applying blockchain technology to traditional business processes in the B2B area. Heinz-Günther holds an Executive MBA from Pace University - Lubin School of Business.

LinkedIn profile of Heinz-Günther Lux

Oliver Pieper is Senior Project Manager at Global Business Services for BASF and has been with the company for almost 4 years. Oliver holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

LinkedIn profile of Oliver Pieper

Sebastian Müller is a Senior Project Manager at Commerz Business Consulting. Sebastian has worked at Commerz Business Consulting for 3 years now and holds a degree in Applied Economics. Prior, he worked at Detecon International as a Management Consultant.

LinkedIn profile of Sebastian Müller


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