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MediaTech Con [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 14


Limited Capacity filling up

How do media, technologies and big data interact these days? What benefits can media derive from data? Who could be in a better position to provide information about this at the beginning of the MediaTech Con than the CIO of Axel Springer SE, one of the largest publishing houses in Europe. Samir Fadlallah is responsible in this function for the concern's IT operations and has also been overseeing the software development for digital products of the Bild and Welt group (incl. www.bild.de, www.welt.de) as well as other verticals since february 2018 in his role as the CTO of Spring Axel Springer Digital News Media GmbH & Co. KG. He will open MediaTech Con with his keynote.

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Samir Fadlallah

CTO, SPRING Axel Springer Digital News Media GmbH & Co. KG
Samir Fadlallah has been the CTO of SPRING Axel Springer's Digital News Media GmbH & Co. KG since February 2018, managing software development for the digital products of the BILD and WELT Group (including www.bild.de, www.welt.de) and other verticals. In addition, he has been CIO... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Stage 2


Trio Infernale? The inexorable convergence of Media, Tech and Data
Digital technology has turned business upside down, leaving markets more complex, chaotic and competitive than ever before. On the other hand, these disruptive technologies produce vast amounts of valuable information about performance of countless activities, across production, marketing, distribution and logistics. All the while, new innovations in IoT, AI and blockchain are creating new ways to gather information and turn it into insights. In a bid to survive, countless companies are embracing the promise of data by becoming early adopters of new data-focused sciences, strategies and tools to thrive in the chaos created by rapid technological advancement.
But can the insights of big data really give companies a competitive edge in our technologized world? Or will they come with financial, social and cultural risks that we simply aren’t prepared for? In this session, experts at the cutting-edge of digital media and big data will take a critical look at the intersections of their disciplines today in order to parse what these developments mean for the future of our industries.

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Prof. Annabelle Gawer

Director of CoDE, the Centre for Digital Economy (MTCon + CTPiX Speaker), University of Surrey
An award-winning researcher, author, and educator, Professor Annabelle Gawer is an expert on digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, and on platform-based innovative business ecosystems.Highly-cited author of two books (Platform Leadership, and Platform, Markets and Innova... Read More →
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Dr. Ralf Krestel

Head of Web Science Research Group (MTCon Speaker), Hasso-Plattner-Institute
Dr. Ralf Krestel is Senior Researcher and head of the Web Science Group at Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering at University of Potsdam. His research centers around text mining, information retrieval, recommender systems, natural language processing, and machine learning... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Stage 1


MediaTech Revolution now: Welcome to the Walk-In Future
Only three spots worldwide offer the opportunity for volumetric video capture and creation – since this June Potsdam is, next to London and San Francisco, one of them: with Volucap! State of the art immersive experiences that do not need any more complex rebuilding of objects and characters. They are simply filmed in the Volucap studio. Walk-in film worlds are not only a future of the entertainment industry, 360-degree formats will be used in and hence transform medicine, science, health, fashion, automotive manufacture all the way to the construction industry. This inspirational session introduces the magical world of Volucap, followed by a discussion of the founders on how the idea become a marketable reality and which new business scenarios open up beyond entertainment. Volucap studio can be explored with guided tours on MediaTech Con days.

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Thomas Bedenk

Director Immersive Media (VR NOW Con + MTCon Speaker), Exozet
As Director Immersive Media at Exozet, Thomas Bedenk directs and grows the VR/AR department and represents the company on this topic.Also working as freelance Consultant, Virtual Reality Expert & Creative Mind. Consulting for immersive media (VR/AR/MR) and speaking at conferences... Read More →
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Thomas Ebner

CTO (MTCon Speaker), Volucap GmbH
Thomas is CTO of Volucap, a volumetric capture studio in Babelsberg. Before, he has been researching at Fraunhofer HHI for ten years. As project manager for Volumetric Video for VR/AR he took a leading role in integrating dynamic 3D reconstructions of real persons into immersive experiences... Read More →
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Frank Govaere

VFX Supervisor (MTCon Speaker), UFA SERIAL DRAMA GmbH
Born and raised in Belgium, Frank Govaere studied film and animation at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium and was a master student of Raoul Servais, one of the founding fathers of European animation. He graduated as Master of Fine Arts. Frank has worked with leading... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stage 1


First Accelerator in Potsdam launches in 2019 - What does the new talent pool offer for startups, industry and investors?
With the new accelerator the University of Potsdam, the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and  the Hasso-Plattner-Institute are jointly establishing a space in Potsdam to promote technology-oriented startups. The aim is to condition the startups with several months of coaching and mentoring services to ensure that they can persist in the market in the long term. Next to that the access to investments and asset should be relieved. The new Accelerator is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, ILB - the business promotion bank in the federal state of Brandenburg, Axel Springer Digital Ventures, the business network media:net berlinbrandenburg and the MediaTech Hub Potsdam.

Stephan Worch – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
Prof. Dr. Susanne Stürmer – President at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel – Institue Director and CEO at Hasso-Plattner-Institute
Prof. Dr. Uta Herbst – Managing Director at UP Transfer GmbH and Chair of  Marketing at the University of Potsdam
Olav Wilms – Head of Venture Capital at ILB - the business promotion bank in the federal state of Brandenburg
Jörg Rheinboldt – Managing Director at Axel Springer Porsche GmbH & Co. KG
Andrea Peters – Chairwoman of the Executive Board at media:net berlinbrandenburg e.V.

Wednesday November 14, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Stage 1


Design thinking workshop: Visualisation of logistics
Limited Capacity seats available

The Potsdam-based school of design thinking at the hasso-Plattner-institute will hold the ¨Visualisation of logistics¨ workshop on the first day of MediaTech Con. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND) will present current challenges in logistics during the workshop and then have the participants work on them under the instruction of coaches from the dschool following the design thinking approach. the results of the workshop will be discussed with other projects on 15.11. at the
panel on smart logistics and mediatech. Please note: participation is possible only after prior registration.


An App a day keeps the doctor away – a better life with digital health?
Digital Health – what exactly does it mean? Nanobots in our blood vessels, transmitting micro doses of medicine whenever needed so we can live forever? Not really. It’s more about digitally generated visual aids that help physicians during the operation in real time. Virtual reality that can be used for pain treatment, trauma therapy and against anxiety disorder. Playful, interactive and comforting health games which inform young patients about a normal life with a rare disease. Already existing consumer devices that track pulse, sleep and performance and how they can be connected to medical professionals. It’s about data sets and data security at the same time. Digital Health is still in its early stages, but several players on the market already make use of it. Now we have to find humane ways and ethical guidelines to make them work for us.    

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Jonas Jung

Entrepreneurship Healthcare IT (MTCon Speaker), Medical Valley EMN e. V.
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Prof. Dr. Igor M. Sauer

Head of Experimental Surgery (MTCon Speaker), Charité Berlin
Prof. Dr. Igor M. Sauer is Senior Surgeon at the Department of Surgery and head of Experimental Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He is owner of multiple patents and author of more than 120 publications in international peer reviewed journals and book chapters in... Read More →
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Dr. Angelika Thöne-Otto

Head of Clinical Neuropsychology (MTCon Speaker), University Clinic of Leipzig
Dr. Angelika Thoene-Otto is head of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Clinic for Cognitive Neurology, University Clinic of Leipzig. As a clinician, researcher, author and educator she is an expert in e-health applications for neuropsychological rehabilitation. She is a pioneer researcher... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stage 1
Thursday, November 15


On Demand Challenges: Smart Logistics and MediaTech
Digital Transformation rocks Logistics in many fields. This Panel introduces integrated solutions  such as The Hermes Fulfilment Project and will discuss future main trends. See how partners from Logistics, Artifcial Intelligence, FinTech, IoT together with Hermes Logistic group joined forces to develop innovative, sustainable and intelligent solutions for the automation of packaging, shipping and delivery. This project is just one experience, how MediaTech and Logistics can work together - others are in the pipeline and challenges are as big as chances are as we will learn from different partners of the Industry. 

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Marius Eschen

Assistent Manager of the CDO / Member of the Management-Board (MTCon Speaker), Hamburg Port Authority
Marius is Assitent Manager to the Chief Digital Officer of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). As an enthusiastic sparring partner on innovative topics, Marius is working on the digital transformation and various strategic issues of the HPA in the course of technological change. Marius... Read More →
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Prof. Dr. Jan Ninnemann

Head of B.Sc. Logistics Management (MTCon Speaker), HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
After his studies in Hamburg, Bordeaux and Singapore Jan Ninnemann completed his doctorate on the topic of seaport competition. After gaining initial professional experience, in 2008 he founded Hanseatic Transport Consultancy, a strategy and management consultancy firm for transport... Read More →
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Maj-Britt Pohlmann

Associate Partner, Director Industry (MTCon Speaker), Ingenics AG
Part of the logistics world for 12 years, Ms. Pohlmann draws from a broad logistics experience in multiple industries. After 3 years in the maritime industry she moved to the E-Commerce sector planning logistics centers, including the largest shuttle warehouse built at that time... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Stage 1


What is the Breeding Ground for successful Innovation?
Hey, I innovated – and now? Budgets, technical infrastructure and space are needed to sustainably establish innovation on the market. But what more is relevant for being the breeding ground for the success of your innovation? Maschinenraum, a Berlin-based community bringing together startups and established industrial companies working on deep tech and the Internet of Things will share their experience as well as Research Fab Microelectronics, a cross-institute working on future-relevant areas of technology. The Business Promotion Bank of Brandenburg (ILB) is introducing interesting subsidies and venture capital programs they are proving for Innovation on Media Tech in Brandenburg. 

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Stephan Guttowski

Head of Technology Park “Heterointegration” (MTCon Speaker), Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD)
Stephan Guttowski studied EE at TU Berlin, focusing on measuring and automation technology, and then went on to do a doctorate in EMC. He did a post-doc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). Returning to Germany, Guttowski first worked with DaimlerChrysler Research... Read More →
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Kristian Kreyes

Head of Economic Promotion (MTCon Speaker), Brandenburg State Investment Bank (ILB)
Kristian Kreyes holds an advanced degree in economics. Since 2008 he takes care of the Innovation and Media related activities at the Brandenburg State Investment Bank (ILB). His media-related activities include organizing public loans for the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH as... Read More →
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Lucie Montel

Managing Director (MTCon Speaker), Maschinenraum GmbH
Lucie is Managing Director of Maschinenraum, a Viessmann Group initiative building an environment for collective learning and co-creation between deep tech startups and German Mittelstand companies. She has spent over 7 years creating supportive environments for tech entrepreneurs... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stage 1


MediaTech in Science – Science Fiction?
MediaTech will influence and affect all aspects of our  economy, society, how we as human beings interact. But how? Will it transform humankind altogether? Take a journey into the future and hear how Scientists are dealing with the questions of tomorrow. Human-robot intimate relationships, simulation of natural disasters, visualisation of genetic engineering, VR-Learning – all in one Panel.

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Dr. Johannes Richers

Chemical Scientist and Designer (MTCon Speaker), Technical University of Berlin
Dr. Jo Richers is a researcher, entrepreneur, and communicator working in the intersection of science, art, and design. He completed his studies and his doctorate in chemistry at the Technical University of Munich and moved to Berlin to study science communication at the Technical... Read More →
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Dr. Gerold Zeilinger

Head of the Geoscience 3D-Lab (MTCon Speaker), University of Potsdam
Since 2005 Researcher at Geosciences in Potsdam. Diploma in Geology in 1997, Tübingen University. Doctor degree 2002 at ETH Zurich, with studies in NW-Himalaya using modern field techniques for plate collision reconstruction. Followed by postdoc positions in Genève, Bern and Zurich... Read More →
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Dr. Raphael Zender

Computer Scientist (MTCon Speaker), University of Potsdam
Dr.-Ing. Raphael Zender studied Information Technology / Computer Engineering and obtained his doctorate for innovative e-learning infrastructures. As a research associate at the Chair of Complex Multimedia Application Architectures at the University of Potsdam, he performs various... Read More →
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Dr. Yuefang Zhou

Visiting Scientist (MTCon Speaker), University of Potsdam
Yuefang Zhou, PhD, studied psychology at the University of Dundee.  Between 2008 and 2017, she was researching healthcare communication in the School of Medicine, University of St Andrews.  Since 2016, she has been a visiting scholar in Cognitive Sciences at the University of Potsdam... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Stage 1


Thursday November 15, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Stage 2