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Workplace Ecosystem

Digital Working Worlds

How is digitalization changing corporate culture? What can co-working, purpose and swarm organization contribute? The Digital Summit on March 20, 2017 provides answers.

27 Feb. 2017
Smartphone Netbook Startups Working

Companies and HR are under pressure: Digitalization is changing the way we work, live, communicate, consume, manage, and market. New digital products and services create new user habits and customer expectations. Information, feedback and communication are increasingly occurring in real time. How we gain, pass on, and expand our knowledge, and learn and share new information is undergoing a major shift.

New digital and Internet-based business models, communication tools, and networks are being created overnight. And startups are becoming role models for established companies because they can bring innovations to market more quickly, use new methods and tools, and because their company culture is more up-to-date. What and how can established companies learn from this? What challenges are HR and labor unions facing and how can they deal with them? These are the ongoing questions that are being asked and answered at CeBIT's Global Summit Digital Working Worlds.

Summit topics:

Coworking is a style of work that is gaining in popularity. Why are startups and even established companies placing their bets on hip new, shared working environments?
Swarm organization – what is it? Why do interdisciplinary teams work better using agile methods? And what does their toolbox look like?
Purpose organization is the new backbone bringing meaning to work. Why is this so important now? How can you find your own company’s DNA? And how can you get employees to participate?
Lean startup methods – Use the tools and methods found in startups to identify problems and develop pragmatic solutions in established companies.
Digital leadership: Proficiency in digitalized tools and methods has become an important instrument for managers. What are best practice examples for training digital leaders?


Marion King, founder of les entfants terribles, is hosting the workshop "On Working Well in the Digital Age – New Styles & Methods at Work".
Maresch Bär, Head of Communications at Perdoo, is in charge of the workshop "New Organizational Forms and Processes: OKR Methods".
FAKTOR10 is presenting the workshop "How Can I Equip My Company for the Digital Transition?"
Lydia Schueltken, Management Consultant from Berlin, is holding the closing keynote "Inspiration – The Road to a Highly Productive Organization".


  • Faktor10
  • IG Metall
  • Verdi
  • Verdi
  • Computerwoche (IDG)