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“Winners Are Obvious from the Start – Losers Too” – 2017 German MTM Conference

The digitalization of the economy, society and people’s everyday lives is in full swing. There is no time to lose for corporations that want to make use of the opportunities provided by this development. The necessary structures now need to be created, processes have to be spruced up and employees require the right qualifications. “work.smart.now. – Organizing Digital Transformation for People” is therefore the motto of the MTM Conference on 26 October 2017 in Stuttgart.

Learning to master the process of digital change – on the shop floor and at management level
“Winners are obvious from the start – losers too,” says psychologist and trainer Dr. Dieter Lange, who helps top managers and board members at many leading European corporations to cope with the processes of change and therefore the challenges of digital transformation too. Employees are not the only ones who have to cope with new elements. The same goes for management levels – and particularly so. Lange will pass on his experience during the MTM Conference and will present specific solutions. His credo is “Nobody can prevent us from being successful – we are the only ones.”

Industrial engineering becomes industrial data science
Prof. Dr. Jochen Deuse, Head of the Institute for Production Systems at the Technical University of Dortmund, will give the keynote speech. The scientist has been busy studying the issues of digitalization, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things for years – and the appropriate standards for industrial engineering. Only those who can successfully manage the huge volumes of data in digitalized production – texts, images, sensor data, data from analysis and forecasting procedures etc. – will achieve crucial competitive advantages. Developments are clear to Deuse: Industrial engineering will become industrial data science.

People – the victims or designers of digital transformation?
Digital transformation is not feasible without people. However, the question of whether people are victims or designers of this process is hotly disputed. In the eyes of Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeiffer, the answer is clear: designers – if we allow them to be. The Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart has already personally lived through the development of Industry 3.0 with CNC, CAM and CAD. In her lecture, she explains why industrial specialists are not the great losers in digitalization, what innovation opportunities German industry is missing – and how this innovation potential can be activated.

You can also hear the following speakers:

Dr. Detlef Gerst,
Head of Future of Work Department, IG Metall, Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Norbert Malanowski, Senior Consultant for Innovation Policy – Innovation Strategies, Internationalization, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, Düsseldorf
Kai Schweppe
Head of the Labor Policy Department, Südwestmetall Employers’ Association, Stuttgart
Dr. Hubert Weid
Managing Partner, mobivention GmbH, Köln


You will find more information and registration documents here.

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