IVAM High-Tech Summit 2018

New Developments for a Digital World

The IVAM High-Tech-Summit 2018 will take place on April 19, 2018 at the Lensing-Carrée Conference Center in Dortmund, titled “New Developments for a Digital World“. It will deal with concrete concepts, ideas, technologies and products that are needed in a digital world.

The sessions are about new business models, the digitalization of production and digital applications in the field of medicine and lifestyle. Participants are invited to talk to the experts about their specific requirements and problems.

Once a year, the IVAM High-Tech Summit brings together high-tech experts to tackle current challenges and solutions and set the course for the future.

The IVAM High-Tech Summit will be again joint with the Annual General Meeting of the Microtechnology Network. After the formal meeting we cordially invite you to the evening event with the awarding of the IVAM Marketing Prize.

The city of Dortmund invites all participants to visit the "Digital Werkbank Dortmund" next to the Lensing-Carrée Conference Center, which presents the digital world of work in an interactive exhibition.

The conference language is English. Directly to the program.

Register here! Inga Goltermann is available to answer questions about participation and the conference via +49 231 9742 7090 or go@ivam.de.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Arrival & Registration
Welcome & Introduction
Dr. Lutz Aschke
Trumpf Lasertechnik GmbH, Chairman of the IVAM Board, Ditzingen, DE
Dr. Thomas Dietrich
IVAM Microtechnology Network, Dortmund, DE
Session 1: Digital Business
Keynote: New Business Models in a Digital World
Dr. Wolf-Christian Strotmann
W&S Weber und Strotmann, Bochum, DE
Dr. Daniel Weber
W&S Weber und Strotmann, Bochum, DE
Marketing in a Digital World
Markus Thamm
salcon international, Heidelberg, DE
Big Data in Production - Lessons Learned
Dr. Jens Popp
camLine GmbH, Dortmund, DE
The Digital Twin on Blockchain
Burkhard Blechschmidt
Cognizant Technology Solutions GmbH, Frankfurt, DE
Coffee Break & Networking
Session 2: Digital Production
Keynote: The Future of Work in a Digital World
Dr. Ole Wintermann
Bertelsmann-Stiftung, Gütersloh, DE
Concepts for the Implementation of Industry 4.0
Robert Tordy
Axoom GmbH, Karlsruhe, DE
Dirk Thielker
Axoom GmbH, Karlsruhe, DE
Wireless Energy Supply and Communication in Industry 4.0 Production
Dr. Christian Hedayat
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems, Paderborn, DE
Lunch & Networking
During Lunch: Guided Tours "Digitale Werkbank Dortmund"
Session 3: Digital Products for Health
Keynote: Colleague Computer: Digital transformation between Pandora and panacea.
Dr. Tobias D. Gantner
Healthcare Futurists GmbH, Köln, DE
Technology for Wearables
Erik Jung
Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, Berlin, DE
Hightech in Hospitals - Types of Cooperation in Innovation Processes to Maximize Future Procurement Options
Maren Christina Geissler
Helios Universitätsklinikum Wuppertal, Department of Innovation and Research Support, Wuppertal, DE
AAL zum Frühstück: Future Trends Smart Home
Dr. Mareike Haaß
TURCK duotec GmbH, Halver, DE
End of IVAM High-Tech Summit
Registration for the IVAM Annual General Meeting
IVAM Annual General Meeting (IVAM members only)
Non-members have the opportunity to visit the "Digitale Werkbank Dortmund" again
Evening Event & Awarding of the IVAM Marketing Prize