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13Skylounge – Vodafone Campus Dusseldorf , 13 June 2016, Ferdinand-Braun-Platz 1, Dusseldorf
Welcome & CEO Talk Welcome by Dr Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO Vodafone Germany & Member of the Executive Committee, Vodafone Group Plc

CEO Talk with Dr Hannes Ametsreiter & Gisbert Rühl, CEO, Klöckner & Co SE
on “European strategies towards a Gigabit Society”
11:00 AM Speech
Vision Talk Vision Talk by Prof. Dr Frank Ellinger, Laureate of the Vodafone Innovation Award, Technical University Dresden 11:30 AM Speech
Session One: All things smart: Reshaping industry through networked technology Keynote by Cedrik Neike, Senior Vice President, Global Service Provider,
Service Delivery, Cisco

Vision Talks & Panel Discussion

Anna Dimitrova, Director Strategy & Digital, Vodafone Germany

Prof. Dr Hartmut Schmeck, Director of the Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr Frank Ellinger, Vodafone Innovation Award Laureate, Technical University Dresden

Prof. Dr Thomas Magedanz, Head of Software-based Networks Division, Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute for Open Communication Systems

Maxim Nohroudi, Co-Founder & CEO, ally
12:00 AM Discussion
Session Two: A glimpse into the future: The potential of next generation technology” Keynote by Prof. Ken Goldberg, Director, Berkeley Automation Sciences Lab, UC Berkeley on “Robots with their Heads in the Cloud” introduced by Matthew Kirk, Chairman of the Vodafone Institute Advisory Board & Director External Affairs Vodafone Group Plc

Vision Talks & Panel Discussion with

Dr Carl Benedikt Frey, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, University of Oxford

Prof. Dr Ken Goldberg, Director, Berkeley Automation Sciences Lab, UC Berkeley

Jeni Mundy, Director of Group Enterprise Product Management, Vodafone Group Plc

Prof. Dr Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, Technical University Dresden

Jens Redmer, Head of New Products and Innovation, Google

Live music showcase “The Connected Orchestra” performed by Prof. Alexander Carôt and musicians from Germany & the United States, introduced by Hartmut Kremling, Vodafone Ambassador

Presentation of the Vodafone Institute Study by Prof. Dr Michael Hüther, Director of the Cologne Institute for Economic Research

Discussion of the Vodafone Institute Study results with Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther & Dr Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO, Vodafone Germany

Closing Remarks by Dr Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO, Vodafone Germany
2:15 PM Discussion

This year’s high-level forum will focus on the potentials and challenges Europe is facing on its way to becoming a Gigabit society. We will discuss the current state of the industrial digital revolution and will explore innovative technologies and exciting applications enhanced by high-speed connectivity. Furthermore, we will examine the infrastructural preconditions of a European Gigabit Society in keynotes and on our various panels.

13Dusseldorf 2016
Skylounge – Vodafone Campus Dusseldorf Ferdinand-Braun-Platz 1
40549 Dusseldorf
13 June 2016 Start: 10:00 AM
Doors open at 10:00 AM
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About the ‘digitising europe’ inititative

‘digitising europe’ is an initiative of the Vodafone Institute to advance the pan-European discussion on the digital economy of Europe. The initiative launched with a high-level summit in December 2014 opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Business leaders, startup founders, and policymakers participated in cross-sector dialogue on the digital transformation of education and the world of work. This year, the Institute will usher the initiative into its second year with a comprehensive series of research publications, workshops, events, and lively debates on an increasingly relevant and controversial subject - the data revolution and connectivity requirements for the future.

‘digitising europe’ will be both a call to action and a think tank.

About Data-Pop Alliance – Our Partner for the 2015/2016 events on Big Data and privacy

Data-Pop Alliance is a global coalition on Big Data and development created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), MIT Media Lab and Overseas Development Institute (ODI) that brings together researchers, experts, practitioners and activists to promote a people-centered Big Data revolution through collaborative research, capacity building, and community engagement. 

About the Vodafone Institute

The Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications is a think and do tank that explores the potential of mobile and digital technologies to improve political, social and economic participation and increase access to education. The institute fosters dialogue between science, business and politics, initiates projects and research, and publishes reports to provide practical recommendations for decision makers.

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