New, creative business models were on the agenda at the CeBIT Global Conferences in Hall 8. More than 200 speakers took the lectern during the five days of CeBIT, talking strategies and visions with their audiences.
Keynote speakers and panelists included the CEO and President of Konica Minolta, Shoei Yamana, President of the Enterprise Business Group of Huawei Lida Yan, Ericsson CEO and President Hans Vestberg, founder of the Waze navigation startup Uri Levine, and leading theologian Wolfgang Huber.
On Friday, roughly a thousand bloggers were expected to attend the "Rock the Blog" event. The more than 2,000 discussions, presentations and talks in the exhibit halls also showed visitors the way to the digital future.
"Digital transformation needs room for debate - CeBIT 2016 delivered this. CeBIT has thus become the most important platform for the chances and risks of digitalization."
For the first time ever, CeBIT kicked off on Monday with a European Union conference on the digital agenda. In his keynote address, EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger called for a digital single market and Europe-wide legislation, pointing out that national borders are of limited relevance in the context of digitalization. Oettinger also made this point in the address he delivered at the new Welcome Night at the Hannover Exhibition Center, which was attended by over 2,000 guests from business and politics.
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