3-day digital conference with lots of speeches, workshops and a 2-day hackathon in Nuremberg
250 developers, engineers, designers and many more creative minds with different backgrounds working on the latest technologies
700+ event participants from all over the world
Top keynote speakers discussing the hottest trends of digitalization
These trending topics will dominate this year's summit – for our hackathon challenges as well as guiding headlines at the conference.
Do you have the feeling that our digitalized world becomes faster every day?
The need for speed is demanding smart mobility solutions – for people and products.
Take up your chance to get on the fast lane of future mobility with us!
Do you believe that sports is the solution for personal wellbeing AND making our planet a better place?
So do we. Fitness enthusiasts wanted!
Let's motivate others and bring movement to the crowds!
Do you think digitalization is THE gamechanger for health?
From patient care to support of disabled persons, the industry offers huge potentials for smart technological solutions.
Let's bring digital health to the next level!
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Allow yourself to be carried away by a vibrant, international atmosphere! High-class speakers, exclusive keynotes, tech workshops and vibrant discussions will make the Digital Tech Summit a unique experience.
Corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, 250+ hackers, engineers and tech-enthusiasts from all over the world will attend this fantastic event. Grab a cool drink and network in an impressive location with a sporty atmosphere!
Our purpose is to bring together, connect like-minded people and increase the awareness of innovative tech solutions.
Grab your ticket NOW and be our guest at an unforgettable experience!
Amiaz HabtuEvent Host & Moderator
Just as at the Digital Tech Summit 2018, one of the most well-known German moderators will accompany you through the event. Most people know him from the TV shows "Die Höhle der Löwen" or "Jetzt wird's schräg". We are delighted that Amiaz, who also moderates at events from RedBull, Microsoft or BMW, will host our event.
Timo BuetefischCEO of Cooltra
Born in Germany, is an ex-consultant and MBA from IESE, who has been living in the Catalan capital for about 14 years. Before settling in Barcelona, he lived in Germany, France, Argentina, Greece, and Switzerland, giving him a cosmopolitan character. He has a strong entrepreneur personality and has always had clear that he wanted to be his own boss. Timo found the opportunity to start his own company one day when his scooter broke down. When this happened, he realized that the niche of motorcycles was not exploited enough. From this need Cooltra was born, a great project that today has become the European leader in sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels.
Dr. Melanie RiebackCEO & Co-Founder of Radically Open Security
Melanie is CEO & Co-Founder of Radically Open Security, which is the world’s first non-profit IT security consultancy company. She is also a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Amsterdam, who performed RFID security research that attracted worldwide press coverage and won several awards. As a Senior Engineering Manager, she led the Vancouver office of Citrix and was the head researcher in the CSIRT at ING Bank later. She was named as ICT Professional of the Year (2010), one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands (2010&2017), one of the fifty most inspiring women in tech (2016, 2017 & 2019), the most Innovative IT Leader by CIO Magazine NL (2017), and one of the 9 Most Innovative Women in the European Union (EU Women Innovators Prize) in 2019.
Zachariah GeorgeCo-Founder, Startupbootcamp AfricaCEO, Cactus Advisors
Zach is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Startupbootcamp Africa – the leading multi-corporate backed venture accelerator program in Africa, and the founder of Cactus Advisors – a niche investment advisory and micro VC fund specializing in high growth, high impact African tech ventures and is also a prominent Angel investor in 40+ of Africa’s leading tech startups. Zach has a Master’s degree in Finance & Management from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Kate KholodilinaTechstars Community LeadGlobal Competency Lead at Pricefx
Kate's motto: disrupting the industries with the help of modern technologies. For 7 years, she has been working with technologies and innovations that help the businesses to step into the digital world. At the same time, Kate is driving the Techstars community in Munich through Startup Weekend events, startup mentoring and a variety of workshops in the area of design thinking and lean startup. She is a twice founder, very active in the German startup ecosystem and currently working on the new startup project with social impact.
Mathias J. KlenkCo-Founder & CEO at Passbase
At Passbase, Mathias builds a digital identity system that puts an individual's privacy and data security first. Previously he worked as a Software Engineer for the behavioral biometrics & implicit authentication company UnifyID in San Francisco. He has a Bachelor and Master degree from Technical University of Munich and spent time at Stanford University conducting research on Design Thinking and Machine Learning. He is passionate about privacy and data sovereignty and believes the future of identity needs to be decentralized.
Dr. Nana Bit-AvragimDigital health expert & Innovation sherpa
Nana is a physician-scientist and digital health expert for enabling transformation. Being a forward thinker, she is passionate about building the next gen healthcare ecosystem: cross-disciplinary and collaborative. To translate the latest global technological developments into life sciences and align it with the healthcare industry, Nana had successfully developed and executed a broad scope of innovative programs and partnerships between SMEs, NGOs and academia in her previous roles as Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Charité Foundation and Head of Digital Health & Life Sciences program at the German hub of Singularity University, an executive education organisation based on NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. Nana enjoys communicating across borders and cultures and loves tweeting about #OpenInnovation and #DisruptiveTechnologies
Dr. Martin SchneiderLead Product Manager, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH
Dr. Martin Schneider is Head of Product Development at Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies in Erlangen. Founded in 2013, the company is a pioneer in the field of hydrogen storage in liquid hydrogen carriers. He is responsible for the product lines and the initiation of strategic research and development partnerships. Prior to joining the start-up in 2014, Martin received his PhD from the Chair of Chemical Reaction Engineering at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and worked as a PostDoc at the School of Chemistry of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Hydrogen and its potential for a sustainable energy supply is just as much a matter of the heart for Martin as extensive travel, dancing and good food.
Manouchehr ShamsriziCo-Founder retrobrain r&d GmbHCo-Founder gamelab.berlin of Humboldt University
Manou is among the most publicly prominent voices of Germany’s younger generation“ (Washington Post) and an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow of Innovative Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge, a Global Justice Fellow at Yale University and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. He is co-founder of Hamburg-based social business / digital health startup RetroBrain R&D, co-founder of Blockchain-NGO Kryptos, and co-founder of gamelab.berlin, which is part of Humboldt Universität’s Cluster of Excellence in Berlin. „Manou“ was one of 100 handpicked European Founders invited to President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University and one of last year’s „Top 40 under 40 entrepreneurs“ of business magazine CAPITAL. He is a lecturer on „future-oriented technology (Blockchain, AI, VR, etc) and its impact on society“ at Leuphana University Lüneburg and a member of various think tanks on issues of digitisation and justice, including the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the ZEIT Foundation, and the Grameen Creative Lab of Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus.
Dr. med. Enise LauterbachFounder and CEO of Digital Health Hub Trier
Enise is a medical doctor and digital health enthusiast. She founded the Digital Health Hub Trier. Her motto: It’s time to revolutionize health care. Her clinical interest and research is focused on heart failure. After a longstanding career as a clinical cardiologist, and lastly head of a department for ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation, Enise quit the job working as a clinician to start developing innovations and digital solutions for healthcare. She is passionate about digital transformation of health care and aims to transform the treatment of heart failure in the future.
Philip ReinckensCountry Manager Germany, TIER Mobility
Philip is responsible for business and operations of the e-scooter provider TIER Mobility in Germany. Since TIER’s go-live in June, the company has successfully launched more than 15 cities in Germany and is now Europe's fastest growing mobility startup. Previously, Philip spent 10 years in the automotive industry where he worked as a management consultant advising automakers on strategic issues related to new mobility.
Daniel WirthSenior Managing Consultant Identity and Access Management IBM Germany
Daniel Wirth is Senior Managing Consultant in IBM Security. He features about 20 years of professional experience in Cyber Security and Identity & Access Management and is mostly involved in designing and steering of IAM programs and projects and related advisory and consultancy service. In his career within IBM and before, he adopted various roles, including management of IAM service and delivery units, and project functions as project manager, business consultant, trusted adviser and architect for various industries.
Katharina SchulzeParliamentary Party Leader of the Green Party in Bavaria
Katharina Schulze ist Fraktionsvorsitzende der Grünen im Bayerischen Landtag. Bei der letzten Landtagswahl hat sie als Spitzenkandidatin die Grünen zur zweitstärksten Kraft geführt und vermittelt als grüne Oppositionsführerin, dass Freiheitsliebe und Verantwortungsbewusstsein wunderbar zusammenpassen. „Du kriegst die Welt nicht besser gemeckert, du musst sie besser machen“ ist ihr politischer Kompass. Katharina Schulze möchte Bayern zum ersten gleichberechtigten Bundesland machen und zu einem Land der ökologischen Nachhaltigkeit, der digitalen Chancen und Weltoffenheit weiterentwickeln.
Dr. Johannes KeienburgCEO of IONIQ Group & MD at Heartbeat Labs
Johannes is CEO of the IONIQ Group, a digital platform builder based in Berlin. Also he is MD at the digital health platform Heartbeat Labs. He has broad experience in digital strategy, healthcare, and advertising. He worked at McKinsey’s healthcare sector and at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE as EVP Group Strategy and MD Digital.
Are you a tech enthusiast and interested in workshops, speakers or startup pitches?
Get your conference ticket now!
This ticket includes all workshops, speeches and networking programs of the Digital Tech Summit including food & drinks.
16:00 – 17:00
Arrival & Registration
Feel free to come early to have time to register, get to know the location and grab some snacks!
16:00 – 19:00
17:00 – 17:30
By B. Bauer (CEO ZOLLHOF) & W. Bockshecker (Member of the board NÜRNBERGER Versicherung)
17:30 – 18:00
Keynote: Post-Growth Entrepreneurship by Melanie Rieback (Co-founder & CEO of Radically Open Security)
In the Information Age, IT companies are addicted to exponential growth. But is this good for our planet, our society, and ourselves?
18:00 – 19:00
Challenge pitches by partners
Receive first hand info´s and details on the challenges of the Digital Tech Summit Hackathon!
19:00 – 20:00
Experience Digital Tech Summit
Corporate corners, interactive programs, startup booths and other exciting things to explore. Grab a free drink, meet new friends and experience the event location at its best!
19:45 – 20:00
Short Keynote: Health
Dr. Johannes Keienburg (CEO at IONIQ Group & MD at Heartbeat Labs)
20:00 – 21:00
Talk: Health meets Sports
Mario Konrad (CEO ryzon) and Dr. Johannes Keienburg (CEO at IONIQ Group & MD at Heartbeat Labs)
08:00 – 09:30
11:00 – 12:00
Open Discussion: Let's talk about your Digital Identity!
Experiences experts will join us to answer all your questions and have a deep discussion about digital identity, cyber ethics and criminality.
12:00 – 13:30
13:45 – 14:30
Panel Discussion: Digital Health
We discuss technologies that will revolutionize the future of healthcare and what role education plays in shaping new medical realities.Participants: Dr. Enise Lauterbach (Medical Doctor & Founder of Digital Health Hub Trier), Nana Bit-Avragim (Mentor & Jury Member at EIT Health), Peter Schardt (CTO Siemens Healthineers)
15:00 – 15:45
Startup Pitches (Part 1)
We invited 10 promising startups from all over Europe to pitch in front of a top-class jury and win the Digital Tech Summit Startup Award! Come listen to their innovative ideas and pick your favorite team.
15:45 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:45
Startup Pitches (Part 2)
Join us for the second round of further 5 startup pitches before the exciting decision of the Jury!
16:45 – 17:15
17:15 – 17:30
Startup Award Ceremony
After witnessing 10 thrilling startup pitches, find out who will be the great winner of 10.000€ in the end!
1.) FAU Digital Tech Academy: Business Case2.) Datanizing: Modern text mining – understanding a million comments in 60 minutes
18:00 – 19:30
20:00 – 20:15
Short Keynote: Venture Capital, Corporate-Startup collaboration and the Investment Opportunity for transformative tech ventures in Africa
By Zach George (Co-Founder & CIO of Startupbootcamp Africa)
20:15 – 21:00
Panel Discussion: Startups at their start
An exciting discussion about the first years of the startup journey incl. investment, funding process & the next steps from different points of view.Participants: Zachariah George (Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Africa), Kate Kholodilina (Techstars Community Lead)
11:00 – 12:30
1.) Machine Learning for dummies! An introduction to the magical land of artificial intelligence.2.) Blockchain (Tech Crashcourse) by Thilo Bauer & Tatyana Shubina (FAU)
Panel Discussion: Mobility in the future
Katja Diehl (Lead PR & Communication door2door), Dr. Martin Schneider (Hydrogenious Technologies), Timo Buetefisch (CEO & Co-founder of COOLTRA), Philip Reinckens (Country Manager Germany, TIER Mobility)
15:30 – 16:30
Keynote Talk: Manou Shamsrizi (Co-Founder retrobrain r&d GmbH & gamelab.berlin of Humboldt University)
Zu Risiken und Nebenwirkungen ask your Chief Philosophy Officer – An amazing keynote talk by "one the most publicly prominent voices of Germany’s younger generation"
17:30 – 17:45
Announcement of HACKATHON finalists
HACKATHON Grand finale: Team pitches
19:30 – 20:00
20:00 – 20:30
Winners' announcement Digital Tech Summit HACKATHON
Three prizes will be given to the best teams!
20:30 – open end
Dinner & Aftershow Party
Push the limit of what was thought would be possible.
At the Digital Tech Summit, it is all about feeling the thrill while tackling tech problems with your team to outperform others. Use your tech skills, develop required solutions as well as innovations and expand your horizon.
Working faster and more precise than ever might be your personal challenge to compete against others. Mentors and scientific experts will be by your side and support you whenever you need it.
In the end great ideas – from which the entire society will benefit – are getting alive within two days.
Meet BIOFACH: the world’s leading trade fair for organic food with 13 halls, 2 convention centres and almost 3,000 exhibitors.
You are one of the over 50,000 visitors and you are supposed to find the most relevant exhibitors for your company as fast and comfortable as possible. You also want to visit exciting talks, explore new trends and meet new people – but you have only ONE day to do it all!
Help trade fair visitors solve their problem to identify what is really relevant to them by developing a smart matching solution based on their individual interests and needs. We will provide real visitor data (typical profiles and interests) as well as all information needed about the trade fair. Take this challenge and show us how you ensure your recommendations are specific for each visitor!
Are you a procrastinator when it comes to vehicle insurance? Guess what?! You are not alone!
Reason enough to change the game and streamline the process of car insurances! Insurance companies need tons of data and information in order to offer the best fitting product. Come and help us find out in which way this data can be gathered, which existing sources can be used, which must be developed first and what later.
Take on this challenge and change the game! Make it easy for you and all other persons on this planet to obtain an car insurance in a glimpse of time without having to worry about where to gather all needed data.
Are you always on the run for new sports activities? Sport enthusiasts share your excitement!
Motivate others to follow your example to feel the same pleasure in doing sports like you and many like-minded active souls out there. The goal is to bring movement to the crowds, build and establish communities to network with people alike and have fun as a team! Your possibilities are unlimited – from regeneration after exercise, movement for children using a variety of technologies such as VR, AR or even traditional ways – no limits are set to your creativity!
Be the forerunner and inspire everyone to get moving and live a happier life!
Enable sustainability in retail!
How can we reimagine our customer touchpoints (stores, online, stadion, communities etc.) beyond a place of pure transaction to a playful environment that helps tackle the environmental and social challenges?
Is personal health on the top list of your priorities?
Healthcare lives thereby on precise diagnostics and correct treatment decisions. As a patient – having your health data readily available to discuss with physicians and other healthcare professionals is here the KEY!
However, when it comes to your data, the balance of full control and ease of shareability is a major challenge! How to collect and manage own health data? Or to share medical images? And how to get a clear overview of all your managed data? Let's change the game for an industry with a huge innovation potential! A secure, cloud based data-backend is already waiting for you to be integrated in a smart & intuitive app to manage your most valuable trait - health!
The number of blind and partially sighted people are rising. Unfortunately, they can´t really live independently which significantly affects their quality of life. Just think about their daily challenges to walk through the city, go shopping or cook by themselves!
Let´s use the power of data and technology to help these people perceive and understand their environment and become more independent!
Take up this challenge and we will provide you with best in class data sets and newest hardware. These might include a digital audio pen, smart glasses, Alexa or Google Home as well as labeled data to work with!
A kit you can use for hacking: Photon.
The Photon is a tiny Wi-Fi development kit for creating connected projects and products for the Internet of Things.
At the Digital Tech Summit hackathon we would like to reward awesome ideas and hard work! Our expert jury will judge all ideas and give awards to the best three teams.
These prizes are already waiting for you to be gained. Get ready, choose a challenge and win some cash with your team!
15:00 – 17:00
Come early enough to have time to register, get to know the location and grab some snacks!
19:00 – 21:00
Ideation & Find your team!
Do you have a smart idea? Find team members to realize it or join others to work on a solution!
10:00 – 11:00
Optional: Pitch feedback
As semi finals are coming closer, you will have the possibility to receive tailored pitch feedback from our coaches!
12:30 – 13:30
15:30 – 17:00
Every team has 5 Min + Q&A to pitch their ideas in front of a small jury! The selected winners will participate in the Grand finale!
The shortlisted teams will pitch their ideas in front of a top-class jury consisting of board members of our corporate partners and other industry experts
Dinner & Aftershowparty
Join us now to shape our future!
This ticket includes your participation in the hackathon as well as all other workshops and programs of the Digital Tech Summit including food & drinks.
We invited 10 of Europe's most promising startups to pitch in front of a top-class jury and win the Digital Tech Summit Startup Award (10.000 EUR). Come listen to their innovative ideas & feel free to talk to them after!
Cliniserve helps nurses spend more time on patient care by reducing their administrative and logistical workload and smartly allocating tasks to personnel. Their product consists of a mobile app for nurses that supports them in their daily routines as well as of a task allocation system that collects input from other IT systems and from patients. Their first case studies show that the system immediately saves nurses 53 minutes of time on average per ward per day.
At noah we believe that the digitization of the real estate industry and the building industry will change the world, which is why we want to revolutionize building management in a new way with the help of the Internet of Things and digitization.
The UrmO is the world’s first foldable self-balancing light electric vehicle, designed to offer seamless mobility for everyday urban transport. The low weight and small size enable efficient mobility.
Is your innovation a medical device? Join the Fortune 500 companies who automate their regulatory compliance with SoftComply apps! SoftComply helps medical device companies get their innovative devices to market cheaper and faster. We automate regulatory compliance and integrate it with the #1 agile software development platform – Atlassian.
LOEWI enables data-driven personalized health and nutrition services through evidence-based methods which have been developed and tested in professional sports for more than 12 years. LOEWI´s main goal is to support clients to achieve their full potential.
YAS.life develops digital bonus programs for health prevention as a white label version for insurances and corporates. Based on mobile applications, YAS.life creates digital touchpoints for healthy insured persons and accompanies them in integrating health-conscious behavior into everyday life.
Mindance is a B2B e-mental-health startup. We empower our customers to improve performance and health in their organisation through mental training and mindfulness. We believe that mental training will soon have the same status as physical training has today!
An impressive location with a sporty atmosphere!
Have you ever visited a non-sport event in a spacious football stadion and could check it out even behind the scenes?
If not, the Digital Tech Summit is the perfect occasion to catch up such an experience!
This spot knows performance.
This city knows challenges.
Now it's up to you to take on our challenges and deliver performance with your team.
Enter the heart of the Max Morlock stadion and work with the latest technologies to find new solutions for our future or join as a visitor to enjoy interesting talks, workshops and other programs hosted in a unique location!
By public transportation
Bus stop Max-Morlock-Platz, right in front of the stadion / Serviced by Bus line 55.
Frankenstadion station, about 400 m / Serviced by S-Bahn line S2.
Dutzendteich station and tramway stop, about 1300 m from the stadion / Services by Bus lines 55 and 65, Tramway line 6 and S-Bahn line S2.
Messe subway station, about 1800 m / Serviced by U-Bahn lines U1 and U11.
You can arrive via "Große Strasse" and find two high-capacity parking areas.
You can also arrive via "Regensburger Straße" and find a smaller parking area on the right side.
For more info check out the parking plan.
Special thanks to Billmann Event GmbH
Inspiring events need passionate people – and the right technology to let creative minds thrive. Our event partner Billmann Event GmbH delivers both: enthusiastic men and women, who powerfully develop creative event and media concepts, bring them with the latest media and event equipment to life, take film production to the next level and codes interactive applications to blast your mind off.
Check out the DTS 18 aftermovie & get inspired!
What is a hackathon?
A very tech-focused coding event where coders, designers and business guys, within a certain time, work on challenges to create innovative solutions. At the end of the event the ideas, and ideally the prototypes will be pitched and judged by a jury.
Who can participate in the hackathon?
Everyone, who's interested in tech and innovative topics, is very welcome! No tech or business background is needed – just a good amount of energy and willingness to learn and innovate. Also no experience in hackathons is required (beginners are welcome!).
I've never done a hackathon before. What should I expect?
You will learn a lot while working in ambitious teams. It's fun – come hack with us!
How to apply?
You have to register and get a ticket via Eventbrite.
What do I need to bring?
You should bring your own computer and other tools you need (e.g. charger, mouse, USB drive, adapters). If you want to stay overnight, don't forget your toothbrush! 😉
Can I come alone or do I need a team?
You don't need a team in advance! You will be part of a team but most teams will form at the spot, at the beginning of the hackathon.
Who gets the intellectual property rights to the work created by the teams?
The work (codes, data, documents, etc.) created by the teams during the hackathon will be of their own property. However, ideas presented to the public are freely accessible and usable.
What about food and drinks?
Food and drinks are free during the three days! Amazing catering for breakfast, lunch, dinner, extra snacks and of course, unlimited coffee!
Can I stay overnight?
Yes, feel free to stay and hack all night long! We provide some camp beds for a cozy night in the gym hall of the stadion, which you can reserve. Do you need one? Great! Just drop a line to email@example.com after getting your ticket. It's also possible to get one spontaneously but consider that the number of beds is limited.
Is there any reimbursement for travel?
No, but we have free FlixBus tickets valid for any line within Germany as long as it's a round trip to Nuremberg. If you need a code, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In which language will the event be held?
The event's language is English. All talks, workshops and activities will be held in English.
You will be tired, but very satisfied at the end. And you will get to know many interesting people 😉
Join us now to shape our future!This ticket includes your participation in the hackathon as well as all other workshops and programs of the Digital Tech Summit including food & drinks.
Are you a tech enthusiast and interested in the workshops, speakers or startup pitches?
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Are you from a Corporate or mid-sized company?Get your Corporate ticket now!
The international and regional tech and corporate community will meet for the Digital Tech Summit in Nuremberg. Come and be a part of it! You can expect a 3-day Tech Conference with lots of Keynotes, Panels & Startup Pitches as well as workshops and a 2-day hackathon! Your corporate ticket includes:• Conference program, food & drinks, workshops, networking anyway 😉• Behind the Scenes: You get an exclusive tour on the stadium and event grounds from our partner manager Andreas• You become a hackathon insider and experience new solutions of the future right at the spot!
Startup applications are closed now!
We will announce the Startup Awards participants soon.