Interdisciplinary afterwork meetings too
Open IT, data and AI

Input, exchange, networking: In autumn 2021, KI & Wir * will be a partner of Data TechUPs for the “Open IT, Data and KI” department. The technology-related after-work meet-ups in a relaxed atmosphere invite developers, designers and users to interdisciplinary specialist talks followed by an informal get-together. The aim of the series of events is to build a strong scene in which the protagonists know each other, newcomers can find easy access, competent contact persons are available for a wide variety of questions and cooperation in the region is promoted. The focus is on players in the digital media, games, technology, gamification, visualization, VR / AR and APITs industries

the Data TechUPs are designed in cooperation with the Ministry of Economics, Agriculture, Tourism and Forests of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.

All topics & dates

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Topics & dates

Monday, 09/27/2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Data sovereignty, interoperability and sustainability

Speakers: Bruno Kramm (spokesman for the KI Federal Association of Saxony-Anhalt, CEO & founder of infinte devices GmbH), Jana Dittmann (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg), Stefan Weidner (Executive Director SAP University Competence Center Magdeburg)

What do we mean by digital sustainability? What does the physical and data infrastructure look like? For what purpose are the digital services and offers used? – Who is using it and who is benefiting? What are the business models and use cases like? Does it push sustainability and the common good or (only) profit?
These and other questions will be discussed by our speakers Jana Dittmann and Bruno Kramm in the impulse “Data sovereignty: data consumption and sustainability – shape it!” The topic is rounded off by Stefan Weidner’s keynote speech on interoperability, i.e. the ability to exchange data in an efficient and usable manner.

Thursday, 10/28/2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Business models and AI

Speakers: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Siegert (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg), Bruno Kramm (Spokesman for the KI Federal Association of Saxony-Anhalt, CEO & founder of infinte devices GmbH)

Interaction with technical devices – be it via voice or other input forms – has long taken place as a matter of course in everyday life. But what are the possibilities for possible business applications? Using voice and chatbots, Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Siegert explains in which business areas the machine processing of spoken and written language with the help of machine learning and cognitive computing offers promising potential uses – and where the limits are.

In addition, media artist Bruno Kramm will present his music project “Pandemic Robot Orchestra”, which shows the potential of artificial intelligence in the cultural field.


The Data-TechUPs take place digitally via Zoom or BigBlueButton.
The events are moderated by the journalist and game expert Johanna Therefore . The introductory keynote speeches by the speakers are followed by discussions and, if necessary, short workshops. During the informal exchange that follows, new approaches can be discussed and further developed directly.