13.06.2018 – CEBIT

CEBIT 2018: Europe’s business festival for innovation and digitization in a creative atmosphere

The Elephants Club traditional meeting at CEBIT was this time hosted by SAP. It provided the opportunity to visit some of the special highlights at the SAP booth during a guided tour.

Blockchain at SAP

At its large booth, SAP had invited a number of business partners to present innovative solutions and topics related to digitization on the way to becoming an intelligent company, such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cloud, and many more, in several joint booths, as if in a showcase.

Booth of SAP and IBM

Each participant received a headset so that everyone could hear the explanations well and questions could be discussed and clarified directly.

Intelligent Entertainment Park

At the latest stage of our tour we were introduced to the concept of an “Intelligent Entertainment Park”, including the “Digital Twin” of a Ferris Wheel. So it was a good fit that we could end our tour with a ride on the SAP Ferris wheel.

View from the SAP Ferris wheel onto CEBIT 2018

This “Ferris wheel of innovation” at the centre of the new CEBIT has the potential to develop into an impressive new CEBIT landmark. And for the participants of our event there was the possibility to get a lasting impression of the new CEBIT and its event area from above.

Handing over the donation cheque to the ReDI School for Digital Integration

As treasurer of the Elephants Club, Dr. Dietz then took on the pleasing task of handing over a donation cheque to the ReDI School of Digital Integration. “Using technology to break down barriers and connect the leaders of tomorrow” is the slogan of the ReDI School for Digital Integration at Berlin. It is important and necessary to challenge and support young people, especially in times of a shortage of skilled workers. The founder and CEO Anne Kjaer Riechert (left in the picture) had come to the presentation herself and brought Hussam, one of the students. Both presented the concept of ReDI School of Digital Integration: To do good, to act sustainably, young, diverse and innovative – it was shown how it all fits together and can be “lived”.