Dirk Baranek

CODE_n press events CeBIT Hall 16

media invitationHere’s a chronological list of press activities of the innovation initiative CODE_n and partners at CeBIT 2015. To registrate send an e-mail to presse@gft.com.

Saturday | 03/14/2015 | 3.30 pm | CODE_n Hall 16 Stage
Elevator Pitch with CODE_n15 finalists
The following CODE_n finalists will present their startups in an elevator pitch. They will get 5 minutes to explain their ideas and business concepts.

  • Cozify, CODE_n finalist
  • Ulu, CODE_n finalist
  • Connected-health, CODE_n finalist
  • Parkpocket, CODE_n finalist
  • KIWI.KI, CODE_n finalist
  • Insulin Angel, CODE_n finalist
  • LEAPIN Digital Keys, CODE_n finalist
  • Vayu Sense, CODE_n finalist
  • idatase, CODE_n finalist
  • ParkTAG, CODE_n finalist

Sunday | 03/15/2015 | 2.30 pm – CODE_n Hall 16 Stage
CODE_n Press conference: “Is the Stage advantage already gone? Germany and Europe on the way to the Industry 4.0.”

  • Ulrich Dietz, Initiator of CODE_n, CEO GFT Technologies
  • Frank Riemensperger, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. E.h. Peter Leibinger, Vice-Chairman of the Managing Board of TRUMPF GmbH + Co.KG
  • Georg Graf Waldersee, Managing Partner of EY Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA)
  • Clemens Weisshaar, Designer

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Finalist | Lhings (Spain) – Having a positive impact on people’s lifes through IoT

Lhings quadratOur Digitial Life finalist Lhings from Spain has developed an innovative IoT cloud platform for end-users who can start using its services simply by creating a free account. Therefore, the platform allows people to interact with devices and with them, offer services to others. We talked to Agustin Navarro, CEO of Lhings, about his startup.

Fore more information visit: CODE_n CONNECT | Website | Twitter

Where did your idea for the company come from?

Agustin Navarro (Lhings): The core of our team are researchers who were involved in connectivity for medical laboratories years ago. Having the know-how and expertise, we realized it could be applied to anything with innumerable applications in our everyday life. Our vision, the passion for this idea and also the possibility of providing people with a positive impact on their lives through our technology were enough motivation to start the company.

For which kind of audience is your product or service intended and what problem is it solving?

Agustin Navarro (Lhings): The objective of Lhings is to provide consumers with a tool to enjoy the services and benefits provided by IoT technology, and at the same time provide a tool for service providers, integrators, corporations and even individuals, to render those services. More…

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Finalist | ULU (Netherlands) – Unlocking potential for a better mobility experience

ulu quadratischOur Future Mobility finalist ULU created a a vehicle/driver ecosystem connecting stakeholders around the vehicle with the driver in mind. It provides real time answers to businesses in the ecosystem and connected vehicle experience and feedback to the driver. We talked to Jošt Faganel, CEO of ULU, about his startup and their and solution.

Fore more information on ULU please also visit: CODE_n CONNECT | Website | Twitter

Where did your idea for the company come from?

Jošt Faganel (ULU): The idea for our startup came from the founding team being people who play with data. We believe there is a huge unused or better “unlocked” potential of car and driving related data, that can – at the end of the day – bring a better mobility experience to drivers.

For which kind of audience is your product or service intended and what problem is it solving?

Jošt Faganel (ULU): Ultimately our product targets consumers, but through the business channels of the of the car ecosystem. We enable companies to adopt and leverage the connected car within their businesses, optimizing the cost side of operations and enabling them to offer new connected car services to their customers. More…

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CODE_n CONFERENCE: Interview with moderator Armin Eichhorn

Armin EichhornArmin Eichhorn is an entrepreneur with a passion. After spending a number of years with international companies, the management strategy expert now focuses entirely on founding and supporting start-ups. On Thursday and Friday, he will be acting as moderator, guiding visitors through the CODE_n conference at CeBIT. We spoke to Armin Eichhorn about his affinity with start-ups.

You’ve invested a lot of time and money into start-ups in recent years. And this experience prompted you at one point to come up with four principles. One of these is “Experience, not things”. But at CODE_n, it’s about the very opposite: things. How does this fit with your role as moderator at the CODE_n conference program?

Armin Eichhorn: I’ve developed my four principles over time. They act as guidelines that guide me when I’m facing a decision where I’m not intuitively sure about what to do. My principle of “Experience, not things” is based on the fact that I want lots of experience rather than many things around me. And I believe that this can be transferred quite nicely to the “Internet of Things”.

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CODE_n CONFERENCE IV: Designing Industry 4.0

Downloadbild_Code_n15_Program The CODE_n CONFERENCE to be held in Hall 16 at the upcoming CeBIT is huge – featuring more than 50 slots and 100+ speakers. This year’s CODE_n is running under the motto: “Into the Internet of Things,” and spans the four categories Industry 4.0., Digital Life, Future Mobility, and Smart City. To give visitors a more focused view on this, here are a few highlights from the category “Industry 4.0,” to be presented at the CONFERENCE.

Stage_Dialog_02Machine Building Goes Cloud: Top or Flop?
Tuesday | 17.03.2015 | 10:00 – 10:20 | Stage Dialogue
Dr. Stephan Fischer, Head of Software Development, TRUMPF
Dr. Gerhard Dimmler, Head of Product Research and Development, Engel Austria
Oden Technologies
For almost a decade, implementing CRM and ERP in the cloud has increasingly become the norm. Today, many companies put their sensitive business-related data in cloud-based systems, irrespective of the company’s size. For some years now, this trend has been extending its reach into other industries as well, driving the digitization of whole industries. This panel will discuss trends in cloud computing which will transform the industry of mechanical engineering. We will look into the requirements which must be fulfilled to establish cloud-based operations in this industry, both from the perspectives of traditional machine makers such as TRUMPF and Engel, as well as from the perspective of software companies like Oden Technologies. We will discuss obstacles and opportunities which come along with the digitization of this classical industry and focus on the success factors needed to achieve a breakthrough for cloud processing in machine engineering.
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Expert KeynoteSmart Service Welt Manufacturing – Use Cases & Business Models
Tuesday | 17.03.2015 | 15:40 – 16:00 | Expert Keynote
Dirk Hoke, CEO Large Drives, Siemens AG, holds a degree in mechanical engineering and started his career as an R&D Engineer at Renault, Paris. In 1996, he joined Siemens Transportations Systems where he held various positions. In 2002, Hoke became general manager for the Transrapid Propulsion and Power Supply subdivision; in 2008, CEO of the Siemens Cluster for Western & Central Africa; and in mid-2009, CEO of the Siemens Cluster for Africa. From CEO of the Siemens Customer Services Division (2011), he peaked to his present position in 2014.

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CODE_n CONFERENCE III: Moving Future Mobility

Downloadbild_Code_n15_Program The CODE_n CONFERENCE to be held in Hall 16 at the upcoming CeBIT is huge – featuring more than 50 slots and 100+ speakers. This year’s CODE_n is running under the motto: “Into the Internet of Things,” and spans the four categories Industry 4.0., Digital Life, Future Mobility, and Smart City. To give visitors a more focused view on this, here are a few highlights from the category “Future Mobility,” to be presented at the CONFERENCE.

Expert KeynoteChanging Mobility: Approach and Cooperations with Continental
Monday | 16.03.2015 | 14:30 – 14:50 | Expert Keynote
Werner Köstler, Head of Strategy and Transactions Division Interior, Continental. Werner holds the position as Senior Vice President within the Continental Interior Division. As Head of Strategy & Transactions for Interior Electronics Solutions, his field of responsibility covers topics such as strategic planning, partnership management, and joint ventures.
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Expert KeynoteOn the Move – Smart Mobility and Logistics
Wednesday | 18.03.2015 | 12:30 – 12:50 | Expert Keynote
Starting with visionary F. Rinderknecht and team Rinspeed we develop a view on the future of the car, and then follow this up with a broader outlook on integrated transportation and logistics systems. For a smarter world of mobility and transportation.


  • Peter Fuss, Senior Advisory Partner Automotive GSA, EY

  • Frank Rinderknecht, Car Visionary and Founder, Rinspeed Inc.
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Dr.Rainer Scholz, Executive Director Mobility Innovation Group GSA, EY Advisory

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CODE_n CONFERENCE I: How to Shape and Develop Smart Cities

Downloadbild_Code_n15_Program The CODE_n CONFERENCE to be held in Hall 16 at the upcoming CeBIT is huge – featuring more than 50 slots and 100+ speakers. This year’s CODE_n is running under the motto: “Into the Internet of Things,” and spans the four categories Industry 4.0., Digital Life, Future Mobility, and Smart City. To give visitors a more focused view on this, here are a few highlights from the category “Smart City,” to be presented at the CONFERENCE.

Expert KeynoteGet Connected: Shaping the Energy Revolution
Thursday | 19.03.2015 | 13:10 – 13:30 | Expert Keynote
“Get Connected” is the motto with which Dr. Henning Krüger invites us to discuss the role of IT within the energy revolution. Dr. Henning Krüger is responsible for IT at the German utility provider EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. The IT used by energy suppliers to date has been rather reserved, bureaucratic and slow – making it less mobile, less customer-focused, and less open to new business ideas. We invite you to talk about shaping the energy revolution together. We want to listen, discuss, and learn – get connected!
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Expert KeynoteThe Smart City of Amsterdam
Friday | 20.03.2015 | 11:15 – 11:35 | Expert Keynote
Ger Baron, CTO for the city of Amsterdam, is probably one of the best people to talk to when it comes to smart cities. He will share insights into his own smart city, the smart city of Amsterdam. More…

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CODE_n CONFERENCE II: Living your Digital Life

Downloadbild_Code_n15_Program The CODE_n CONFERENCE to be held in Hall 16 at the upcoming CeBIT is huge – featuring more than 50 slots and 100+ speakers. This year’s CODE_n is running under the motto: “Into the Internet of Things,” and spans the four categories Industry 4.0., Digital Life, Future Mobility, and Smart City. To give visitors a more focused view on this, here are a few highlights from the category “Digital Life,” to be presented at the CONFERENCE.

Stage_Dialog_02Digital Banking at your Fingertips
Monday | 16.03.2015 | 16:30 – 16:50 | Stage Dialog
Dr. Ignasi Barri, Innovation Manager, GFT IT Consulting S.L.U.
Francisco Amador, Technology Innovation Manager, GFT IT Consulting, S.L.U.
Using the process for “solving account overdrafts” as an example, we will look at GFT’s approach to driving the digital transformation in retail banking. The dialogue will uncover how customers can experience seamless service across various channels and devices when banks take advantage of different trends in retail banking such as customer insight, mobile banking, mobile payments, social banking, contextual notifications, real-time analytics, customer experience, omnichannel processes, biometrics or service quality.
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Stage_Dialog_02Utilities Go Digital – Impact on Customer Experience
Tuesday | 17.03.2015 | 10:20 – 10:40 | Stage Dialog
Smart technology has revolutionized communications and put the customer center stage. As the energy transition moves forward, utilities need to manage the digital transformation in order to match new customer needs and reach target groups on an increasingly complex customer journey. Dr. Susan Hennersdorf, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Operations of EnBW, will discuss opportunities in creating an overall customer experience across all channels.
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