SMART & CONNECTED | AI SUMMIT Rethinking and Redesigning Digital Infrastructure

November 19, 2020
Hybrid Event at the Frankfurt School

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   Digital technologies are changing communication behavior and creating new interfaces between people and their environment. This is a megatrend of our time. Smarter connectivity is increasingly seen as an opportunity for business and society to create innovative offers that generate new benefits/demand.

The conference SMART & CONNECTED | AI SUMMIT is showcasing how products, services, and infrastructures can be rethought and redesigned with intelligent networking. Based on this, the conference outline the relevant success factors to leverage smart business processes.

More recently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the most promising method to enable the automation and optimization of processes of all sorts. The conference offers a comprehensive overview of today’s possibilities and fields of application of AI and machine learning.

SMART & CONNECTED | AI SUMMIT focuses on the following topics:

  • Business Model Transformation based on Change in Culture and Technology
  • Smart Connectivity Concepts and Internet of Things
  • Smart Technologies for Internal and External Processes
  • Managing Data as a Valuable Resource
  • Digital Infrastructure | Law & Regulation | Security & Compliance
  • Developing AI: Principles, Methods, and Limitations
  • Utilizing AI: Business Strategies and Use Cases

The SMART & CONNECTED | AI SUMMIT is embedded in a two-day conference and offers you an inspiration platform with keynote lectures and networking opportunities.

We look forward to new insights and exciting talks.

Meryem Tas
Head of New Business
Frankfurt School Verlag

Ulrich Martin
Head of Conferences and Marketing
Frankfurt School Verlag

In cooperation with
18. Nov 2020
Frankfurt am Main
Past Conference 2019
FS degree course
Master in Applied Data Science

Main cooperation partner of this conference is the AI ​​Initiative of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The AI ​​Initiative’s activities include the AI ​​Lab as an innovation hub for internal and external AI projects, the scientific research center HMI (Center for Human and Machine Intelligence), and degree programs such as the Master in Applied Data Science. Further information:

„The basic idea of any laboratory is to question the status quo and push knowledge forward, for which a high degree of flexibility is crucial. With the FS AI Lab, we have pushed barriers and created an incredibly versatile canvas to accommodate any kind of research around AI.“

Moderator of the conference:
Vahe Andonians, Serial Entrepreneur und Senior Lecturer & AI Lab Knowledge Lead at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Our Speakers at this year’s conference (confirmed):

Prof. Dr. Florian Ellsäßer
Dr. Werner Jackstädt Assistant Professor of International Entrepreneurship,
Frankfurt School of
Finance & Management

Boris Fiedler,
Global Digital Leader BU Robotics, ABB

Norma Hoeft,
Head of IoT, German Bionic

Thomas Krug,
Manager Data Management and Analytics, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

Gerhard Kreß,
Vice President Data Services, Siemens AG

Michael Plagge,
Business Development Director, Alibaba Cloud

Dr. Dirk Slama,
Vice President Co-innovation & IoT Alliances, Robert Bosch GmbH | Director Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut Co-innovation Hub

Program Details available by early October


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Due to the corona regulations, less seats will be available at the conference location than usual. The available number of seats depends on the regulations of the State of Hessen. We reserve the right to place guests in another conference room with a live broadcast of the complete programme.

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Conditions of participation:
The fee for „Participation in person“ includes attendance at all conference sessions, coffee & lunch breaks and conference materials. The fee for „Online participation“ includes the access link & password for the online event and the conference materials. Cancellation is free of charge until October 18, 2020. If you cancel your registration at a later date or if you do not attend the conference, we regret that no refunds can be made. Of course, we are happy to accept a substitute colleague at any time. Your personal data, which you provide us with your registration are used by us for information purposes as well as for the organisation of the event. By registering, you agree and acknowledge that efiport GmbH/Frankfurt School Verlag plans to take photographs and capture video footage at the event for later usage, whether in print, electronic, or other media including social media platforms. By participating in the event, you grant efiport GmbH/Frankfurt School Verlag the right to your image (both photographs and videos) for such purposes. Program is subject to change without notice.

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