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What new horizons does AI have to offer? And how powerful is the blockchain? How can I defend myself against cyberattacks? From 24 to 28 June 2019, the CEBIT d!talk conferences will be dedicated to exploring the future of digital transformation.

The topic-oriented CEBIT Summits represent a key element of the d!talk program, focusing on key technologies for the digital economy, including their impact and application opportunities for selected industries. Speaker topics will include artificial intelligence, the blockchain, cyber security, the Internet of Things and data analytics, but also the future job world, digital marketing, customer relationship management and sustainability.

Safe technologies

Mikko Hypponen, a globally recognised computer security expert and Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, will appear at the event

While spotlighting the technologies shaping digitisation, the Summits will also address the topic of user industries, including the public sector, as well as the healthcare market, retailing and distribution, mobility and financial services.

Around eight months before the event, the first round of speakers has already been confirmed. Mikko Hypponen, a globally recognised computer security expert and Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, will appear at the event. At the Cyber Security Summit on CEBIT Tuesday, 25 June, he will speak on the critical importance of security solutions in a digitised world. “Technology shapes the world, which is why we need safe technologies now more than ever,” he emphasises.

Promotional activities

Further speakers include Ralf Schrömgens, CEO and co-founder of the hotel search engine trivago, and Christoph Gerber, founder of the delivery service Lieferando and head of Talon One, a company which facilitates the planning of promotional activities.

This learning platform for school and university students provides information on a variety of scientific disciplines

Dr. Anna Lukasson-Herzig will present her company nyris, which has developed a technology for image and object recognition using artificial intelligence. Free online tutoring is what ‘The Simple Club’ is all about. This learning platform for school and university students provides information on a variety of scientific disciplines. Company founders Alexander Giesecke and Nicolai Schork will talk on the success of this platform.

Support of students

Other d!talk speakers who have already confirmed their participation include the President of the Fraunhofer Society, Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, former tech blogger and current Head of Digital Transformation at Daimler Sascha Pallenberg, and Tijen Onaran, director and founder of the Global Digital Women’s network.

CEBIT has enlisted the support of students from the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HsH) in designing the d!talk areas. Students majoring in Integrated Media & Communication will be creating the visual setting for the CEBIT areas under the motto of ‘Technology and the City’. The d!talk scenario comprises the speakers’ stages, the auditorium and workshop rooms.

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