The CROSS INNOVATION ACADEMY (XIA) is a „high-energy“ and 
„high-impact“ leadership event gathering a selection of the smartest, most innovative and forward-thinking people.

From founders to CEOs, from industry leaders to young innovators, the CROSS INNOVATION ACADEMY brings together the people who are shaping the way we work, communicate and live. 

is limited to participants from corporations, institutions or academia 
– no agency pitches and no formal small talk. Participation at the event is strictly by invitation only; there is no fee to attend.

The CROSS INNOVATION ACADEMY is not a conference. It’s an experience, raising Powerful Questions, exchanging Insightful Knowledge and making Unexpeted Connections.

The event is concepted and executed by Ahead of Time. Founders, Chairman and Hosts of the unqiue event are Monty C. M. Metzger and Prof. Dr. Charles Savage.
 Among the innovation partners of the Cross Innovation Academy are FJORD, Deutsche Post, Google and Deutsche Telekom.

The concept is based on three core elements:

Cross – Cross-Industries and interdisciplinary.

Innovation – A unique hub for Inspiration and Innovation.

Academy – Active learning experience and knowledge exchange.