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Developing Employee Skills for
the Process of Digital Change

8 May 2018
Lea(r)n Enterprise 4.0 – 11th Braunschweig GPS Symposium

The eleventh edition of the GPS Symposium in Braunschweig on 11 September 2018 will focus on the most important participants at a corporation – the employees. Experts from well-known enterprises will present concepts on developing skills as the basis for successfully handling the process of digital transformation. The organizers of the Symposium are the Institute for Advanced Industrial Management at Braunschweig University of Technology and Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. (German MTM Association). Professional carrier are the Braunschweig branch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Braunschweig regional employers’ association, TEUTLOFF and IAP GmbH. The patronage is held by the VDI.


Preparing the workforce for the new challenges, communicating the necessary skills and actively involving all the members of the organization in the technology-driven process of change are important factors for enabling the process of digital transformation to succeed. The GPS Symposium is therefore focusing on the issue of how the benefits of Industry 4.0 can be used in a targeted manner to develop employees’ skills throughout their working lives. The continual improvement process in corporations can only forge ahead in the age of Industry 4.0 through having a workforce that is willing to learn.

The Symposium will focus on the following issues:

  • Key skills for the process of industrial change
  • Smart@work with process-related handling skills
  • Challenges for qualifying employees in production, maintenance and health & safety at work
  • Managers are made, not born!
  • New teaching/learning solutions to organize productive and ergonomic work
  • Experience-based learning and practically implementing this on the shop floor
  • Learning on the job
  • Lea(r)n enterprise 4-nil – the playing field as a mirror image of management

Some of the speakers that you can hear are:

  • Dr. Jan Spies, Head of Production Planning, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Hanover
  • Markus Meeser, Head of the Production System, Porsche Leipzig GmbH
  • Christina Hesse, Industrial Engineer, Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG, Lüdenscheid
  • Dr. Thorsten Hartmann, Managing Partner, Sommer Engineering GmbH, Wendlingen

The GPS Symposium will actually start on the previous day, 10 September 2018, with a guided tour through the new innovation laboratory at the host Institute for Advanced Industrial Management at Braunschweig University of Technology. A get-together will then provide the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts and participants over a meal.

Contact partner:
Franziska Wagner, phone: +49 40 822779-25, e-mail:


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