In many areas of societial life the digital transformation has become already highly influential. Inevitable connected with this development are an enormous complexity increase and the blurring of borders which reveals great challenges for the corporations. Under such circumstances the mutual understanding and the common, solution-oriented decision-making processes regarding the future are crucial. Big Data, Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices and Internet Security are extremely intertwined and do have immense impact on the economy and the society in total. Actually the Internet of Things (IoT) and the all-embracing connectivity initiatives drive the development of new business models, new production lines and new products of all kind. With the three barcamps hosting the topics "Internet of Things", "Research and Innovation" and "Scale11" central areas of the CeBIT are debated in a quite unconventional manner. Together with You we’re ready to design the digitale transformation.
"Internet of Things", "Research and Innovation", "SCALE11": Interdisciplinary exchanges in central areas of the CeBIT 2017
The three events hosting the topics "Internet of Things", "Research and Innovation" and "Scale11" which will be conducted in the related exhibition halls are conceptualized as typical barcamps. The basic idea is that the whole content and the schedule of these three barcamps lie completely in the hand of the participants. "You are the Barcamp!" There is no rigid program organized in advance, with fixed topics and speakers, and there is no difference between speaker and audience. Each participant can and should be active with own topic proposals & subsequent sessions or be an active part of the debates in the sessions.
The maxime of the barcamp format is: "No spectators, only participants!" By this method each barcamp facilitates a very intense exchange of knowledge and experiences with plenty of room for presentations, discussions and interactions. All participants are actively involved, and the open atmosphere in combination with the possibility to take direct responsibility and to shape the discussions immediately enable very creative, innovative und participatory events. All participants does have the same rights and duties. Hierarchies and similar differences are consciously suspended during the barcamp processes to allow an open and honest exchange at eye level. This highly inclusive event format offers not only for the digital natives of the Generation Y but also for the digital immigrants the chance to experience a very trustworthy opportunity for the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning all aspects of the "d!conomy".