Executive Journeys to Silicon Valley

Become the digital leader in your industry.
Next trip: 11-15 October 2021
About us

We will help you think through and achieve digital leadership in your industry.

Come with us to the valley of innovative founders


Be inspired by entrepreneurs and experts that live and work in Silicon Valley and San Francisco and experience the entrepreneurial spirit of the Valley up close and personal.


Expand your personal and professional network by taking part in networking events in the trendy locations of the Valley and by exchanging experiences with Silicon Valley personalities.


Learn more on topics including AI, predictive analytics, platform-based business, VC and the sharing economy from digital experts and during workshops with founders and entrepreneurs.

Your company is in the midst of a digital assault? You have started redoing your processes, have begun to develop digital services or to complement existing products with digital features?

You are still wondering how artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and predictive analytics, perceptual computing, connectivity, virtual reality and other trends emerging from Silicon Valley will affect your company?

Yet, it is only a matter of time before the proverbial creative destruction by young upstarts from start-ups, platform-based transactions and the sharing economy will change the pattern of your industry or even eliminate current players?

Join us on one of our Executive Learning Journeys to Silicon Valley or book a Customized Learning Journey for your company!

Executive Learning Journeys
Book your place on one of our Executive Learning Journeys

October 11 - 15, 2021

Get more information on our next trip to Silicon Valley in October 2021.


Stay tuned for more information on our trips in 2022.


We apologize in advance for any mistakes in the article.

*Prof. Armbrüster is owner, not managing director of Prof. Armbrüster Leadership Services GmbH.

Example program



  • Arrival at San Francisco Airport and at your hotel in the Bay Area.

  • Welcome Dinner and Dinner Speech

  • Workshop on Digital Leadership by Prof. Dr. Thomas Armbrüster.

  • Stanford Campus Walking Tour

  • Foreign Start-ups Mixer and Pitch in San Francisco.

  • Dinner Speech by an author and Silicon Valley expert.






  • Visit to two of the “Big five” Silicon Valley companies.

  • Electric car test driving.

  • Talk by an engineer that has woked for Tesla and Nio: "Challenges of building e-cars"

  • Dinner in Palo Alto

  • Talk by an expert on VC in the transportation sector: “The revolution in automotive”

  • Talk by an expert on Predictive Analytics: “The impact of predictive analytics”

  • Silicon Valley Evening Network Event

  • Talk by an expert on AI and Machine Learning: “The impact of AI and machine learning”

  • Workshop with an expert on Platform-based Business: “The impact of the sharing economy”

  • Company visit to a global freelancing platform: “Skills, platforms, and freelancing: the future of work”

  • San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge and Dinner.

  • Talk by an expert on Seed Funding: “Funding start-ups in the Valley versus Germany”

  • Talk by a Silicon Valley expert and mentor at the German Accelerator: “German start-ups in life sciences and tech”

  • Closing workshop: Summary and lessons learned.

  • Farewell party at Half Moon Bay: Dinner at Sam's Chowder House.

  • Shuttle from the hotel to San Francisco airport.

  • Flight back to Germany.

Customized Learning Journeys
Or book a Customized Learning
Journey for your company

We can put together a customized program for your managers for a one-week trip to Silicon Valley. Based on the issues currently important to your company and your industry, we will provide you with an individualized experience fit for your managers. The goal of the customized program is to provide experiential learning through workshops with reseachers and experts from:

Stanford University and other leading universities and research labs on current topics

Machine connectivity and the internet of things

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Autonomous driving and vehicle connectivity

Data visualization and imaging procedures

Generation Z: their way of working, their way of communicating, and the technologies they use

Sharing economy and platform-based transactions

Perceptual computing and image recognition

Big data and predictive analytics

Cooperation technology (future of work)

Virtual reality

Drone technology

App programming

We are able to put together a program for companies of any industry, based on pre-trip conversations on current issues in the sector.

Here are four example programs.


Meet the team

Our founders and principals have been associated with the following organizations.
Let's get in touch

German Office

Prof. Armbrüster Leadership Services
– Digital Leadership Journeys

Biegenstrasse 4            M 4, 10

35037 Marburg            68161 Mannheim

Silicon Valley Office

Digital Leadership Journeys
425 Sherman Ave, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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