Workshops

Besides a mind-blowing conference program there are various workshop formats for you to get involved! Please note that you need to have a valid festival ticket to take part in the workshops. Some of the formats also require an application in advance.

Monday


Create a Chatbot in less than two hours

OCTOBER 8, 2018 11AM – 12.30AM   
IBM Watson is an innovative AI platform for companies looking to expand their applications with cognitive abilities. Unstructured data, such as images, language and texts, that were previously unavailable to the computer, can thus be made accessible to applications. IBM offers Watson technology with a variety of cognitive APIs on the IBM cloud. This allows cognitive applications to be developed quickly and easily. You’ll develop an application that demonstrates how you can combine Watson’s Assistant and Discovery services to enable customers, employees, or the public to get answers to a wide range of questions about a product, service, or other topic. First, users ask questions to the Watson Assistant service. If the Watson Assistant is unable to respond confidently, the app makes a call to Discovery that contains a list of helpful answers.


From project to start-up – Car eWallet’s journey through the corporate jungle

OCTOBER 8, 2018 12AM – 12.30AM | 3PM – 3.30PM     
Having a great idea is always a start. Getting a project team together might also be easy. Especially when you are already surrounded by technical know-how, the right people, and have access to your potential customers. But is it really easy to get a start-up running in a corporate structure? Thorsten Weber (CEO ZF Car eWallet GmbH) and Jens Hoffman (Head of Digital Labs) are here to answer questions, give insights and tell the story of how Car eWallet became ZF’s first digital spin off running on blockchain.

This workshop is a walk-by format and takes place at ZF’s booth.


Do you want a Blockchain? Or do you really need it?

OCTOBER 8, 2018 3.10PM – 4.20PM   
A workshop moderated by Yannick Schuetz, Johannes Geist and Katarina Preikschat to understand the difference between relevant and non-relevant blockchain use cases using the MHP Blockchain Canvas. Aiming on overcoming the blockchain hype.

This workshop is a walk-by format and takes place at MHP’s booth.

Tuesday


The Marshmallow Challenge – Principles of agile Development

OCTOBER 9, 2018 10AM – 11AM / 1PM – 2PM     
The principles of agile development are the future of today’s software industry. They aim to design the development process more flexible and leaner than in traditional process models. The SCRUM Framework contains only a few rules, but promises to deliver valuable software after the first sprint. What do you need to know to apply the “agile approach”? Ann-Sophie Schlumberger will introduce you to the principles of agile development during this workshop. You will get to know the SCRUM Framework during an entertaining ball game and learn how challenging the introduction of SCRUM can be.
Are you interested? Then sign up for the workshop by sending an e-mail to barbara.lange@trumpf.com. Please include the following information in your e-mail: name, e-mail address, name of the workshop/coaching. You can also register at TRUMPF’S booth.



LEGO Scrum Simulation

OCTOBER 9, 2018 10AM – 11AM / 4PM – 6PM     
These days, most people know what is meant by “agility” in a business context. Agile project management has far-reaching effects on the leadership principles, value system and the organisational structure of a whole business segment or indeed an entire company. Everyone knows and enjoys playing with LEGO. In our LEGO SCRUM simulation workshop, we form several teams and charge them with building the “agile city”. This enables us to simulate the agile process using the SCRUM methodology in a concrete scenario that’s fun for everyone involved.


Digitalization as enabler for new mobility

OCTOBER 9, 2018 10.30AM – 11AM | 12.30AM – 1PM     
Sensors and thousands of lines of codes in cars, cameras watching the environment while driving, cars paying for themselves… Digitalization is enhancing and even more enabling new mobility concepts. Dr. Gerhard Gumpoltsberger (Head of Innovation Projects) and Jens Hoffmann (Head of Digital Labs) show the variety and impact of digitalization for ZF as mobility provider – now and in the future.

This workshop is a walk-by format and takes place at ZF’s booth.


LEGO Scrum

OCTOBER 9, 2018 1PM – 2PM / 2.15PM – 3.15PM    
Learn the basics of the Scrum framework interactively to get started. Understand the Scrum Roles, Events and Artifacts by creating a product using Scrum. The Scrum Lego City brings you right to the point: You will experience what it means to be agile.


Realization of Deep Learning Use Cases

OCTOBER 9, 2018 1PM – 2.30PM      
We will cover the general process of going from an use case to an usable implementation, including steps as data analysis, augmentation, preprocessing and model selection up until the final production ready usage. To get a better insight into the machine learning aspects, an introduction to Transfer Learning and audio analysis is given. Transfer Learning is a technique using networks that are pretrained on huge datasets with millions of images, which allows retraining on small datasets within minutes. Realizing use cases with such small data would not be possible with conventional approaches. Audio analysis will be an introduction to time series and wave frequency data analysis. Its methodologies can be transferred to other use cases as well. Finally, we will discuss several industrial use cases and how to realize them with the learned techniques. This will give participants the possibility to practice and apply their understanding of the structure of their next Deep Learning projects.


Create a Chatbot in less than two hours

OCTOBER 9, 2018 2PM – 3.30PM    
IBM Watson is an innovative AI platform for companies looking to expand their applications with cognitive abilities. Unstructured data, such as images, language and texts, that were previously unavailable to the computer, can thus be made accessible to applications. IBM offers Watson technology with a variety of cognitive APIs on the IBM cloud. This allows cognitive applications to be developed quickly and easily. You’ll develop an application that demonstrates how you can combine Watson’s Assistant and Discovery services to enable customers, employees, or the public to get answers to a wide range of questions about a product, service, or other topic. First, users ask questions to the Watson Assistant service. If the Watson Assistant is unable to respond confidently, the app makes a call to Discovery that contains a list of helpful answers.


Industry 4.0 – Digitalized production control

OCTOBER 9, 2018 3PM – 4.30PM      
This workshop consists of an interactive business game including the assembly of mBots (simple robots) according to different production principles, understanding the challenges of products with many variants and combining approaches from Lean Production and Industry 4.0.

Wednesday


Welcome to the digital jungle – Co-create your path to digital innovation!

OCTOBER 10, 2018 10AM – 12AM      
In this workshop we will identify your personal digital frontier. Stories from behind will enable you to cross your line and help you to make a big step forward. Mika, entrepreneur and CEO of adventures innovation and strategy firm acitoflux, shares how open innovation – California’s way of mastering the future – could be exactly what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow. Together we are going to share real world experiences from all innovation process phases and co-create individual solution for each of you. Doesn’t matter if you are working at medium size companies or corporates. Also representatives from cities and regions can enrich their understanding – what’s necessary to create a breeding ground for creators, sponsors and tech-lovers. Know why you would like to cross your digital frontier! Be curious and bring some problems you would like to share and get solved.


Future Room Method – Discover the future of your company

OCTOBER 10, 2018 10AM – 12AM   
The Future Room is a method developed by the Zukunftsinstitut, which for the first time links systemic consulting with trend and future research. The aim of the method is to make the implicit mindset of a company visible and to bring it into line with external trend developments in the outside world.


Digital Transformation @ ZF

OCTOBER 10, 2018 11AM – 11.30AM | 2PM – 2.30PM    
Disruption, breaking silos and re-thinking innovation is not only part of ZF’s strategy but also of our daily work. From internal innovation challenges to a ready product is part of ZF’s approach to break silos and transform the company. Come to discuss with Isabella Fernandez (Digital Change Orchestration) and Andrea Loi (Consultant) how to make #teambeatssilo reality.

This workshop is a walk-by format and takes place at ZF’s booth.


Create a Chatbot in less than two hours

OCTOBER 10, 2018 11.30AM – 1PM      sel_city=C%7CSITE0047%7CEhningen+&sel_city=C%7CSITE0044%7CZurich+&sel_language=0&sel_topic=0&sel_format=0&keywdsearch=Chatbot&ibm-search=Search”>ENROLL NOW
IBM Watson is an innovative AI platform for companies looking to expand their applications with cognitive abilities. Unstructured data, such as images, language and texts, that were previously unavailable to the computer, can thus be made accessible to applications. IBM offers Watson technology with a variety of cognitive APIs on the IBM cloud. This allows cognitive applications to be developed quickly and easily. You’ll develop an application that demonstrates how you can combine Watson’s Assistant and Discovery services to enable customers, employees, or the public to get answers to a wide range of questions about a product, service, or other topic. First, users ask questions to the Watson Assistant service. If the Watson Assistant is unable to respond confidently, the app makes a call to Discovery that contains a list of helpful answers.


Stop discussions and start executing like a startup

OCTOBER 10, 2018 1PM – 2.30PM      
In this highly interactive session you’ll get to learn about the startup mindset towards product design and execute a lightning decision jam. Experience how startups prevent unnecessary discussions to quickly solve complex problems. Dive in and take this useful design sprint exercises with you to help solve your own internal problems.


Mastering the disruption challenge with corporate startups

OCTOBER 10, 2018 1PM – 2.30PM      
Digitalization is one key driver for fast and radical changes that currently occur in nearly all industries. To succeed in these volatile environments, companies need to be capable in improving their core business efficiently, while simultaneously exploring radical innovation as a basis for future businesses. This poses a huge challenge to companies, since the management of those different activities requires diverging, sometimes even incompatible management approaches. To overcome this lack of experience, companies started experiments with startup-like structures within their organization as a means to explore more radical innovations. This workshop, which is based on newest research in the field of corporate entrepreneurship, will deliver practical implications and learnings from more than 90 interviews with innovation program leaders and venture manager from high-tech companies in Germany and Silicon Valley.


Recruiting 2025 / Workplace of the future

OCTOBER 10, 2018 1.50PM – 2.50PM      
With the help of Industry 4.0, Big Data and IoT the digitalization of corporate processes becomes a whole new dimension. In times of digital transformation, not only processes change, but also our working environment feels the transition clearly. The need of highly qualified and creative colleagues with technological know-how increases steadily.

This workshop is a walk-by format and takes place at MHP’s booth.