19.06.2024: 2nd STACKIT Cloud X Summit

– A Lighthouse for Digital Sovereignty and Innovation –

The second Cloud X Summit, organized by STACKIT – the cloud and colocation provider of the Schwarz Group – once again set new standards. The summit was aimed at C-level and IT decision-makers as well as cloud users, making the event at the Dieter Schwarz Foundation’s university campus in Heilbronn a meeting place for a broad spectrum of expertise and experience.

University Campus of Dieter Schwarz Foundation

As part of Schwarz Digits, the IT and digital division of the Schwarz Group, STACKIT has set itself the goal of not only providing a state-of-the-art technical infrastructure for the Schwarz Group companies such as Lidl and Kaufland, but also offering this infrastructure to cloud users outside the Schwarz Group. In this way, STACKIT is following the successful example of Amazon. However, STACKIT absolutely prioritizes the principle of data sovereignty, making it a pioneer for a digitally leading and independent Europe.

The STACKIT Cloud X Summit offered a variety of examples of this mission. With seven parallel sessions held by STACKIT and their partners, the summit provided a platform for sharing experiences and learning. From technical workshops to strategic discussions – there was a wide range of topics. Speakers included Christian Müller, CEO of Schwarz IT KG, Jonas Andrulis, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Alpha GmbH, and Robin Hermann, Member of the Management Board of Schwarz IT KG / STACKIT.

Of course, also artificial intelligence (AI) was the focus of many presentations and discussions. As an essential element of digital transformation, the latest developments and applications of AI were discussed intensively. The experts from STACKIT and their partners demonstrated how AI can be used to optimize processes and drive innovation.

Public viewing of the European Championship match of the German national soccer team

But the summit was not just a place for learning and working. The “Sunset Social” with public viewing of the European Championship match of the German national soccer team offered a perfect opportunity to network, exchange experiences and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere. The STACKIT Cloud X Summit was therefore more than just a conference, but also a lighthouse for digital sovereignty and innovation. Many thanks to the entire STACKIT team for the excellent preparation and organization of this event!

Writer’s note: This article was also supported by AI!