18.12.2017 //

Save-the-Date: First Connected Living events and workshops in 2018 are scheduled

After successfully holding a large number of workshops and events in 2017, we are pleased to announce you the first events for 2018:

08.02.2018: Workshop "Prototyping" with IXDS in Berlin:

The conception and development of IoT-based solutions poses different kind of challenges for companies. The rapid technological development and the market entry of new competitors with partly disruptive innovations increasingly require companies to react quickly to market changes and to bring new solutions to the market as fast as possible. Prototyping can be used as an essential tool for a fast validation of digital products and services without great expenses. On the 8th of February 2018 we jointly organize an innovation workshop with our member IXDS, in which the various forms, methods and tools of prototyping as well as their application will be presented, discussed and illustrated using concrete examples.

20.02.2018: Workshop "Payment in a connected world – how will my customers pay in future" with Ingenico Payment Services in Ratingen:

Today the use of new technologies affects consumer behavior more than ever. Digital services like automated reordering of food and consumer goods, booking of entertainment applications or shopping via voice control extend the range of digital Connected Life fundamentally, take the purchasing, service and the booking process to the next higher level and enable the development of new customer offers. In order to exploit the potentials, an active confrontation with the topic payment is required, which enables companies to open up a world full of new possibilities, sales opportunities and potential customers. In the workshop "Payment in a connected world – how will my customers pay in future" which will be held on the 20th of February 2018 in Ratingen, we will take this exciting topic into the focus.

01.03.2018: Workshop "Data protection & privacy" with TÜV Nord and Detecon:

On the 17th of October, TÜV Nord Group and Connected Living have successfully held the workshop "Smart but safe". The workshop examined the topics safety and risk management in the development and production of Smart Home and IoT applications. The participants also discussed properties that are particularly worthy of protection. In particular, the topics of data protection and data use in connection with IoT technologies aroused great interest among the participants and will therefore be discussed in more detail in a follow-up workshop with the focus on "Data protection & privacy" on the 1st of March 2018. In this respect, our member TÜV Nord Group and the management and technology consultancy Detecon will provide insights into the central aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO and GDPR) as well as into best practice approaches. Based on this, concrete case studies will be developed in groups and recommended actions may be derived. The venue will be announced in time.

12.04.2018: Workshop "Opportunities and Potentials of Blockchain" with Mücke, Sturm & Company in Munich:

The Connected Living working group "Connected Ecosystems" is organizing the workshop "Opportunities and Potentials of Blockchain" on the 12th of April 2018 in Munich together with the working group leader and member of the board Michael Mücke (Mücke, Sturm & Company GmbH). The workshop focuses on blockchain technology and its effects on Smart Home and Connected Life. The aim of the workshop is to discuss the trends and developments as well as new fields of application that can be exploited with the blockchain technology and to identify how they can be used for the development of new business models.

05./06.06.2018: Connected Living ConnFerence in Berlin:

Connected Living and heise Events are organizing the 4th Connected Living ConnFerence in Berlin on June 5 and 6, 2018, one of the leading conferences for Connected Life and Smart Home.
Once again we want to give our members and visitors new impulses from the different areas of the digital world through practical lectures and interactive workshops and to promote networking. Under the focus topic "Digital Transformation and Connected Living – Shaping the Future Together" more than 100 guests from business and politics will once again discuss the following key questions:

• Where do companies stand with their digital transformation strategies in the Connected Life today and where is the future development going?
• What impact will this have on manufacturers and service providers and how will companies have to act in the future?
• How do companies keep the customer in the focus of their digital transformation strategy?
• How can companies jointly develop innovative and value-adding products and services in the Connected Life through cooperation?
• Which challenges of our society can be solved with connected, intelligent technology and how is the development controllable for humans?

An invitation with detailed information about the events will be provided to the members of Connected Living in time. For further information, please contact Martin Pietzonka from the office – he will gladly answer your questions and accept your registration at any time. For members of Connected Living, participation is free as always (except the ConnFerence).

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