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Hamburg News presents select digital events in September

A whole series of exciting digital events get underway in Hamburg soon. The following is an overview of key events:

7 September: Hamburg@work 20th Anniversary

Seven international keynotes on digitalisation will be held under the theme “The Next 20 Years” at Hamburg@work’s 20th anniversary summit on September 7, 2017 in the Kulturzentrum Kampnagel followed by a party on Cap San Diego.

6-8 September:

More than 300 keynote speakers and 50 hosts are expected at from September 6-8, 2017. The thematic focus of Germany’s largest digital congress will change every day. On “Strategy Day”, the emphasis will be on how decision-makers can make their companies competitive in the digital era. The “Collaboration Day” will highlight the future of workplaces and how people work with each other. “Technology Day” will focus on personalised work, collaboration and innovative platforms. Keynotes and other events will be held every evening.

14 September: BETAPITCH. Hamburg – Berlin – Silicon Valley

Ten start-ups from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region will have five minutes each to pitch their business models and to win over the jury and audience. The winner of the main prize goes forward to the grand finale, the betapitch global in Berlin. Other prizes include a free, six-month working space in betahaus Hamburg or a wildcard to the Webfuture Award. The winner of the contest in Berlin gets EUR 5,000 in cash and a trip to Silicon Valley.

15-17 September: What The Data!

Experts at the Energie Campus at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) will spend the weekend focusing on the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and energy. Teams of delegates will develop new data-based, digital business models and applications. Master classes, workshops, and sessions as well as an exhibition, barbecue and party will also be available.

20-23 September: “Online Marketing Camp” at HMS

The Hamburg Media School (HMS) has created a four-day “Online Marketing Camp” for young professionals and talented entrepreneurs under the motto: “How to be successful with Google, Facebook & co. – become an expert on the sector in four days”. Keynotes, case studies and discuss will give delegates an overview of the latest technology and background to online marketing.

21 and 22 September: NEXT17 “Digital sucks”

How do technologies influence our behaviour and what impact do they have on companies and their products? These are just some of the issues at the 12th NEXT Conference during the Reeperbahn Festival. Around 1,300 digital experts and developers from all over Europe will meet in Hamburg including trend watcher David Mattin, dark-net expert Jamie Bartlett, sci-fi author Bruce Sterling and Google’s voice specialist Nandini Stocker. NEXT tickets also give visitors admission to concerts during the Reeperbahn Festival and the conference events.

27 September: newTV forum – virtual Assisted TV

A virtual assistant is a software agent that can perform tasks or services for an individual. Anyone can let a speech assistant like Siri, Echon or Cortan draw up a list of TV programmes to watch. Similar assistants are available for the internet. Experts in the Gruner + Jahr hall will highlight their impact on production, distribution and marketing moving image content during the newTV Forum “Virtual Assisted TV” on 27 September.

28 September: scoopcamp 2017

Over 250 experts in the IT sector will attend the ninth scoop camp on September 28, 2017. The conference will highlight blurred distinctions between newsrooms and social media, start-ups and established media companies and those between journalists and users. This comes amid ongoing digitalisation with new opportunities for storytelling. The conference is organised by and Deutsche-Presse Agentur dpa in co-operation with Google News Lab, die mh:n digital GmbH and Zeit Online.

28. and 29. September: code.talks

Developers will gather in Hamburg’s CinemaxX Dammtor to hold over 100 code.talks on 15 themes and give insight into the global web development trends. The keynotes include Andrea Muttoni, Technology Evangelist@Amazon Alexa, Stefan Richter, founder and technologies, Thomas Bartel, Engineering Manager@trivago and Emanuela Damiani, UX Designer@ Mozilla (Firefox).

Sources and further information:
Hamburg@work 20th Anniversary

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