Conference

Expert Sessions


Expert Sessions in detail

Digital Entrepreneurs

How to manage and grow a digital business? The answer to this is manifold and different for each company and market. We will invite experts of the industry to share their stories, experiences and best practices in order to provide guidance and inspiration. Topics of interest are for example proven models for inhouse innovations, the establishment of a living company culture, the recruting of today’s top talents, or effective marketing strategies for a B2B software service offering. Founders and decisions makers of software companies and related industries are welcome to join the sessions, involve themselves in lively discussions, and get in touch with each other.


From sensors to smart systems

“Smart systems” incorporate functions of sensing, actuation, and control in order to describe and analyze a situation, and make decisions based on the available data. This is the basement for the process of “Digitalization”, because our world is becoming ever more connected. Billions of intelligent devices and machines generate massive amounts of data, creating a bridge between real and virtual worlds. Turning these vast amounts of data into value is a key success factor. Saxony is hereby in a leading position within Europe. So, it is a total must to organize the “Smart Systems Session”. That is special tailored to the current needs of the latest developments in the field of new sensor- and systems solutions. Furthermore, the attendees will get to know more about new applications.


Interoperability IIoT

Combination of many networked sensors, controllers and actuators to a big interworking automation system needs new paradigms of system design. Re-use and composition of pre-fabricated hardware-software-components on application layer is the only way for efficient design of such complex systems. Interoperability of all components on application level (OSI layer 7 and beyond including semantic interoperability) is the most important precondition. Contributions and presentations are welcome regarding standards, application specifications, semantic descriptions, gateways and adapters, component repositories, stores and marketplaces, tools for device discovery and selection, automatic binding and design, self-x etc..


Roadmap and challenges of semiconductor industry

Roadmap and challenges of semiconductor industry (copyright: X-Fab)

The semiconductor industry provides today’s key enabling hardware for the “age of digitization”. New applications for automotive, industrial, medical and communications are being developed daily, annual industry growth is expected to double from ~3% to ~6% p.a. within next 5 years. Every stake holder throughout the semiconductor supply chain is being challenged to keep pace with this speed of innovation and growth.

In this session experts representing material and equipment suppliers, integrated device manufacturers as well as foundry fabs will discuss existing and upcoming issues and opportunities to successfully contribute to the growth on a global scale.


Smart Agriculture

Smart Agriculture (kinwun/fotolia.com)

Our world is becoming more and more connected. Thousands, millions, billions of connected devices create a bridge between real and virtual world. This digital age is transforming all branches including agriculture. Looking currently at the developments in agriculture, agricultural robots, smart green houses, precision farming and livestock monitoring are hot topics worldwide.

This session will show what is ongoing right now. Thereby a link will be set to the simul+ activities of the Saxon State Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture, which addresses not only actual environmental and agriculture policy but also interdisciplinary common projects to ensure sustainable husbandry including condition monitoring of plants and soil.


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