Program of iTEC08 - Your Technology Hotspot

Thursday, Nov 6


Registration & Exhibition


Panel Discussion: E-Skills in a Globalised World [Video]

Rudolf Strohmeier (European Commission), Andreas Storm (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Heinrich Hiesinger (Siemens), Reinhard Clemens (Deutsche Telekom)

Moderation: Henrik Müller (manager magazin)

Parallel Sessions I

E-Skills [Video]

Within a knowledge-based society, e-skills contribute to an increase in innovation, productivity and development of knowledge-intense products and services. Learn from international experts how to advance digital competencies continuously.

Chair: André Richier, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

E-Skills: The Recent US Experience

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute For International Economics, USA

E-Skills in the EU

Jasper van-Loo, CEDEFOP, Greece

E-Skills @ Enterprise: How to define an enterprise learning plan

Hubert Delafon, CIGREF, France

E-Skills @ ICT sector: IT Campus - qualification program for IT specialists

Marius Kwasny, T-Systems



Parallel Sessions II

Knowledge & Learning [Video]

Internet based knowledge infrastructures, semantic technologies, social networks for a global knowledge exchange – just tomorrow’s world? We show today’s technology possibilities and what you can expect to be approaching within the near future. We deliver knowledge for the world of tomorrow.

Chair: Maruja Gutierrez-Diaz, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Organizing Knowledge in a Global Company

Johannes Müller, Siemens Building Technologies, Switzerland

Theseus – Applied Knowledge Infrastructure

Jörn Lehmann, VDMA, Germany

Mobile Game-Based learning

Brigitte Krenn, RSA Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

Coffee break


Parallel Sessions III

E-Inclusion [Video]

The last few years have seen a rapid digitalisation of our societies. Today, nobody can afford to be cut off from information highways, modern information and communications technology and information flows. How does the internet change us and our societies? What threats does the digital divide pose?

Chair: Rolf Riemenschneider, DG Information Society & Media, European Commission

Age Trends in ICT Usage

Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO

Regional Developments in ICT Uptake

András Szalay, Committee of the Regions and Gabriella Simor, Prime Minister's Office, Hungary

Income Disparities and ICT Affinity

Heino von Meyer, OECD

Evening reception with entertainment


Gala dinner with award ceremony for the European Innovative Games Award

Friday, Nov 7


Business Breakfast: IT Made in FrankfurtRhineMain [Video]

– Successful Strategies in a Globalised World (until 9.15am)



Dr. Uwe Vetterlein, Managing Director Darmstadt Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

Strategy of internationalisation – how to accomplish the challenge?

Debjit D. Chaudhuri, Regional Manager Infosys Technologies Limited, Eschborn

Innovations and Trends in the ICT-Sector

Wafa Moussavi-Amin, Managing Director IDC Central Europe GmbH

Panel Disussion: IT made in FrankfurtRhineMain – the way to future success

Moderation: Dr. Michael Klein Director Institut für neue Medien, Frankfurt

Registration & Exhibition


An ICT Outlook for 2019 by Lutz Heuser (SAP Research) [Video]


Panel Discussion: ICT-based Innovation Trends [Video]

Andreas Schwarz (European Commission), Horst Westerfeld (CIO of Hessen), August-Wilhelm Scheer (BITKOM), Karl-Heinz Streibich (Software AG), Lutz Heuser (SAP Research)

Moderation: Gregor Honsel (Technology Review)

Parallel Sessions IV

International Regulation Strategies [Video]

The reform of EU regulation strategy of the telecommunications market has effects on the tasks of nation regulation authorities. Which strategy leads to sustainable market development and economic growth? What opportunites and risks lie behind different regulation approaches?

Chair: Joachim Scherer, Baker & McKenzie

Matthias Kurth, Bundesnetzagentur, Germany
Marc Furrer, ComCom, Switzerland
Phil Stubbington, BT Global Services, United Kingdom
Wolfgang Kopf, Deutsche Telekom, Germany


Parallel Sessions V

Fostering ICT Usage in SMEs

ICT is an important means to increase competitiveness and innovation potential in SMEs. Particularly small and medium sized enterprises depend on an efficient usage of these technologies. Learn from successful projects for this target group how employees and companies can meet these challenges.

Chair: Stephan Pfisterer, BITKOM


ICT Usage in SMEs – Experiences from the East Midlands

Spencer Prewett, The NE Group, United Kingdom

Fostering ICT Usage in SMEs – Experience of the action line Hessen-IT

Gabriele Gottschalk, Hessian Ministry of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development, Germany

E-Learning Projects – Steps, Tools and Qualifications

Sünne Eichler, WEBACAD, Germany



End of congress


Bus departure to Tech-Tours “Technology Hotspot Darmstadt” (Software or Research, return at 5.45 p.m.)


Departure to dinner with wine tasting at Bergstrasse

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