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We need to change our way of thinking

As Albert Einstein himself once said, the world cannot be changed without changing the way we think. Opened in early April 2017 with a junior professorship sponsored by the Bundesdruckerei (Germany's state-owned print shop), the Einstein Center Digital Future in Berlin is clearly a good place to start making that change.

17 Apr. 2017
Einstein Center digital Future

The Bundesdruckerei (Germany's state-owned print shop) is known for being an IT security specialist with a particularly extensive research network, including the Design Research Lab at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Freie Universität Berlin and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. The Bundesdruckerei is now also supporting the Einstein Center Digital Future in Berlin with both a funded junior professorship and IT infrastructure resources, placing it alongside the many Berlin universities, institutions, industrial companies, startups and political representatives backing the project. "The Einstein Center Digital Future is unique in Germany in terms of its size, interdisciplinary nature, concept and composition," confirms Ulrich Hamann, CEO of the Bundesdruckerei. "Its establishment boosts the status of Berlin as Germany's key hub for digital development and as a driving force in the path to a fully digitalized society. As an IT security specialist with a strong commitment to social responsibility and a business interest in forward-looking innovation, the Bundesdruckerei is supporting the Einstein Center with a junior professorship in 'Security in Distributed Systems' to help push ahead with digitalization and Industry 4.0."

As part of its contribution to secure, "Made in Germany" digitalization, the Bundesdruckerei is also providing the Einstein Center with a GoID access platform and a secure Bdrive cloud storage system. The high-security GoID card with integrated crypto chip and fingerprint sensor serves as a multifunctional corporate ID pass and part of a platform that facilitates physical entry and access to IT systems, system components and networks of organizations. It is also possible to integrate additional functions such as user-friendly encryption, payments, digital signatures and machine activation. Meanwhile, Bdrive delivers new levels of cloud security and reliability by means of the security concept known as RAIC (Redundant Array of Independent Clouds).