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Hamburg@work to host events at digital summit

Hamburg@work celebrating 20th anniversary as part of solutions-hamburg - 200 guests expected

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. Three main blocks called “Future Digitalisation”, “Innovation and the Working Work” as well as “Society and Politics” will highlight possible changes as well as the opportunities and risks of face recognition, mobile payment, wearable technology and artificial intelligence on commerce and our everyday lives.

Digital disruption = social disruption?

The anniversary summit is part of the digital congress. The speakers include Prof. Dr. Henning Vöpel of the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) who will give a keynote on “Urban Transformation: Cities as Innovative System” and smart cities and the effects of digitalisation on Hamburg. Günther Oettinger, EU Commission, will take part in a panel discussion on “Digital Disruption = Social Disruption?” Anniversary celebrations will be held later aboard the museum ship Cap San Diego in the Port of Hamburg.

1,500 members in over 600 member companies

Hamburg@work promotes networking among digital companies across northern Germany. Founded in 1997 as Multimedia e.V., the association now has 1,500 members in 600 companies and offers a growing number of events and opportunities for networking. They include the leading annual “IT Strategy Days”: congress and meet-ups such as openDeck, BusinessBreakfast and the annual Neptun Award. The association promotes digital transformation by building clusters i.e. bridges between diverse sectors. Hamburg@work supports the nextMedia.Hamburg initiative as well as solving issues in logistic, e-commerce, e-health, fintech, smart city, future mobility and predictive analysis.

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