In the track MediaTech and Future Industries, we present "Virtual Reality for Future Industries – a
Disputation", where Virtual Engineering expert Vitor Macedo (Head of Lab & Tech Assessment at Virtual
Dimension Center Fellbach) and artist and designer Robin Treier will present their respective positions on existing and
future horizons for virtual reality, seen from very different perspectives. This promises to be a lively and visionary discussion.
Up next, you will get to know different Use Cases directly from the industry. Experience a variety of innovative VR-Tools in the session "XR in Future Industry". Dwayne Iserief (Co-Founder &
COO at Uptale), Fedor Titov (Co-founder and CEO of attenio), Vitek Goyel and Eva Pech (Kompetek Interaktiv), will present real-live cases that show
how immersive technologies can help in smart production and smart products to boost business and efficiency.
MediaTech & Future Industries on the Industry stage closes day one with the session "Financial Services – Put
Your Money Where Your Smartphone Is". In this fascinating round, we’ll be looking at how your smartphone is the key to a completely different way of accessing and managing your
finances. From cashless payments and trading in stocks and shares or buying insurance, to monitoring your crypto wallet – there’s a range of sophisticated technologies out there that will make
the notion of cash jingling in your pocket seem as last-century as the gramophone record. Philipp Sandner (Head of
the Blockchain Department at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management) will reveal some of the arcane rhetoric of blockchains and how they underpin and facilitate financial transactions.
From a continent where the headwind of legacy systems is relatively unknown, Jihan Abass, Nairobi-based Founder of the
innovative insurance platform Lami Technologies, will demonstrate that great ideas and initiative combined with fearlessness and hard work drive even the most radical concepts, and Tom Brägelmann of Schalast Law will give us the word on Decentralized Finance and how the law applies to cryptocurrencies on
both sides of the Atlantic. This is an unmissable session if you want to learn more about the future of money!
The track starts with a strong panel: "Managing Green Energy with MediaTech" unites Marcus Rübsam
(Co-Founder CibusCell), Giacomo Bravaccini (Head of Marketing bei flexidao) and Georg Caspary (CEO at Scaletech). This session introduces new ways on how MediaTech-driven solutions are enabling smart energy management for industry.
Then we ask "Energy: How Smart Is Your Consumption?". We’re faced every day with the consequences of
our past carelessness around both the production and consumption of energy: it’s called climate change. Just calling the whole system into question, however, isn’t enough. Conscious that we’re
running out of time and in an attempt to halt or, at the very least, limit the damage, all the brightest brains and smartest technologies in the world are working on optimizing every aspect of
the supply and demand spectrum: we have to produce more sustainably and consume more responsibly. From the Stockholm Environmental Institute, energy systems analyst Maria Xylia will share with our audience how technology is deployed in researching innovative methods of storing renewable
energy, while on stage, Tim Meyer (Board Member at Naturstrom), will reveal why suppliers need to re-educate users to
think differently about their energy consumption, creating communities with a sense of responsibility. For those who’ve always taken their power supply for granted, that’s a big ask! If you want
to find out more about how technology could help us all tread the planet more lightly, this session is not to be missed.