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#Hannover Messe - DIGITAL DAYS - 14th July

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Day 14 Jul 2020  Download
Time 09:00 - 18:00 CEST
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For the first time, HANNOVER MESSE is organizing a digital event based around the key theme of industrial transformation. What levers need to be applied to ensure that industry recovers quickly from the consequences of the shutdown?
  • Top spekaer and partners from industry, energy and logistic
  • discussing current trends around Industry 4.0, AI, 5G, Smart Energy, Logistics 4.0.
  • Around 50 speakers and 100 partners on two days
  • Meeting place for the international industry community
  • Inspiring keynotes, product innovations, matchmaking and live chats

Find the detailed Agenda here:

10.00 to 11.00
10.00-10.15 Chat: "Welcome of the participants of HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days 2020"
  • Dr. Jochen Köckler, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Prof. Dieter Kempf, Federation of German Industry
  • Stephan Weil, Federal State of Lower Saxony
  • Peter Altmaier, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
10.15-11.00 Highlevel Talk: "Economic Forum: Forward to the new - New opportunities for progress"

11.00 to 12.00
11.00-11.30 Highlevel Talk: "Industrial Transformation - Is Europe on the right track?"
  • Nicola Beer, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Carl Martin Welcker, VDMA e.V.
  • Michael Ziesemer, German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association
  • Rada Rodriguez, Orgalim Europe's Technology Industies

11.30-11.50 Keynote: "WomenPower opening keynote"
11.30-12.00 Keynote: "How CoCreation optimizes the development of power electronic systems for inductors."
11.30-12.00 Innovation Track: "Digital Enterprise – Partnering for the next step"
  • Rainer Brhem, Siemens Digital Industries

11.30-12.00 Keynote: "Transforming smart production through all-wireless factories with 5G, Wi-Fi and AI"
11.50-12.00 Keynote: "WomenPower opening keynote"
  • Dorothee Bär, Federal Chancellery

12.00 to 13.00
12.00-12.30 Chat: #letstalk: Ways out of the crisis: Economic growth vs. climate change?
  • Carla Reemtsma, Fridays for Future
  • Philip Nuyken, Federation of German Industry e.V.

12.00-12.30 Keynote: SAP SE
  • Dominik Metzger, SAP SE
12.00-12.30 Innovation Track: Start digitalization: Smart process for control cabinaet building and open ecosystem for automation
  • Dr. Andreas Schreiber, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
  • Benjamin Homuth, PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH

12.00-12.30 Keynote: The role of Network Edge for Industry 4.0
  • Joe Wilke, Ericsson

12.30-13.00 Webinar: #Simplify: The "SAP DOCH"
12.30-13.00 Innovation Track: ctrlX AUTOMATION - Two Steps Ahead
12.30-13.00 Chat: Open Automation
12.30-13.00 Keynote: Digital integration of value chains

13.00 to 14.00
13.00-13.20 Webinar: Working from home - a lot of home, little office?
13.00-13.30 Keynote:: Methodical digitization of manufacturing processes with 5G Campus EDGE
  • Enno Borchers, T-Systems International GmbH

13.00-13.30 Keynote: The hydrogen transformation: future paths, sectors and measures
  • Prof. Dr. Mario Ragwitz, Fraunhofer IEG
  • Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling, Fraunhofer ISE

13.00-13.30 Innovation Track: Crisis is time for innovation, gain market share with EtherCAT.
  • Dipl.-Ing. Martin Rostan, EtherCAT Technology Group

13.30-14.00 Webinar: The Next Normal
  • Begonia Merayo, Why Consult
  • Claudia Weiss, TRANSSATION
  • Caroline Kersten, Bayer Consumer Care AG

13.30-14.00 Keynote: Outlook on digitized product labeling
13.30-14.00 Chat: Expert-Talk: Digital Supply Chain
  • Björn Dunkel, GIB mbH
  • Nadine Rahman, ifm solutions GmbH

13.30-14.00 Innovation Track:: Electrifying News - From short assembly times to durable cables

14.00 to 15.00
14.00-14.30 Chat: #letstalk: Where are the Female Leaders in German middle class?
  • Christian Berg, AllBright Stiftung gGmbH
  • Anna Lisa Selter, Die nächsten hundert Jahre - Nachfolgeberatung

14.00-14.30 Innovation Track: End-to-end connectivity - from the workpiece to the cloud from Festo
  • Nigel Richard Dawson, Festo SE & Co. KG

14.00-14.30 Chat: Empowering the all Electric Society
  • Roland Bent, PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG
  • Frank Stührenberg, PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG

14.00-14.30 Keynote:: Constructing, simulating, controlling...all from the home office
14.30-15.00 Award ceremony: Presentation of the HERMES AWARD and the HERMES Startup AWARD
  • Anja Karliczek, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.

15.00 to 16.00
15.00-15.15 Chat: International Opening
  • Prof. Dieter Kempf, Federation of German Industry
  • Peter Altmaier, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Anja Karliczek, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

15.15-16.00 Highlevel Talk: #InnovationProtectsClimate

16.00 to 17.00
16.00-16.30 Keynote: Live presentation: Live presentation: How can I easily keep the industrial networks clean and prepare for the future? - Innovative frequency converter design without DC link
16.00-16.30 Innovation Track: Compact housing and digital twin
16.00-16.30 Award ceremony: Presentation of the Engineer Powerwoman Awards
  • Prof. Barbara Schwarze, Competence Center Technology-Diversity-Chancengleichheit e.V.
  • Sophie Borgne, Schneider Electric
  • Dr.-Ing. Katharina Helten, Vitesco Technologies Germany
  • Claudia Kessler, Astronautin GmbH
  • Elke Bündenbender

16.00-16.40 Chat: Data in industry: big or small, edge or cloud
  • Dr. Maksim Greiner, Erium GmbH
  • Bernd Kremer, loTUS GmbH
  • Tobias Gaukstern, Weidmüller Group
  • Gregor von Jagow, Google Cloud Germany

16.15-17.00 Highlevel Talk: Industry 4.0: How digitalisation is changing the corporate world
16.30-17.00 Innovation Track: The SF6-free technology from Schneider Electric makes it easy to switch to more sustainability!
16.30-17.00 Chat: Festo TechTalk 2020
  • Dr. Frank Meltzer, Festo SE & Co. KG
  • Dr. Hans-Jörg Stotz, Festo Didactic SE
  • Karoline von Häfen, Festo SE & Co. KG
  • Marcus Stemler, Festo SE & Co. KG

16.30-17.15 Panel: #letstalk: Are we currently experiencing a retraditionalization of the distribution of roles?
  • Agnes Heftberger, IBM Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Christina Hoon, University of Bielefeld
  • Vincent-Immanuel Herr, HeForShe Germany / HERR & SPEER
  • Janina Kugel, Kugel & Associates GmbH

16.40-17.15 Chat: Innovation and resilience of global value chains in agricultural machinery production
  • Josip Tomasevic, AGCO Corporation
  • Prof. Dr-Ing. Thomas Wimmer, Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL)

17.00 to 18.00
17.00-17.30 Innovation Track: Single Pair Ethernet - The Infrastructure for IIoT
17.00-17.30 Award ceremony: Industrial Energy Efficiency Award

17.15-17.25 Award ceremony: Winners of IFOY AWARD 2020
  • Anita Würmser, IFOY AWARD

17.00-17.45 Webinar: Stories from the wonderland of female reputation
  • Susanne Müller-Zantop, CEO Positions AG

17.25-18.20 Panel: Circular value added
  • Jürgen Dornheim, Procter & Gamble
  • Christoph Epping, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit
  • Naemi Denz, Steinert GmbH
  • Ralph Appel, Association of German Engineers e.V.
  • Michael Wiener, DSD - Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Kathrin Greiff, Wuppertal Institut

17.30-18.00 Panel: With wind and water to green steel
  • Dr.-Ing. Alexander Redenius
  • Eric Klein, Siemens Energy

17.30-18.00 Innovation Track: Cisco Smart Manufacturing
17.45-18.15 Webinar: #bestpractice: Remote Work and Leadership
  • Tobias Weidemann,

18.00 to 19.00

18.00-18.30 Innovation Track: System solution for the food industry
  • Sascha Schmidt, ifm electronic gmbh

18.00-18.30 Keynote: Manufacturing agility and innovation for business continuity
  • Christian Korff, Cisco Systems
  • Andre Doering, Haribo / Haribo IT

18.15-18.45 Chat: #letstalk: Are women better leaders in the (Corona) crisis?
  • Anahita Thoms, Baker McKenzie
  • Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Dr. Daniel Dettling, Institute for Future Policy

18.20-19.00 Chat: Industrie 4.0 Use Cases: What is the added value from my data?
  • Christoph Baier, Ambi-Vation GmbH
  • Ing. Madeleine Mickeleit, Industrial IoT Use Case Podcast | Network
  • Philipp Becker, Vision Lasertechnik GmbH
  • Sigrid Rögner, IDS Innovation GmbH

18.30-19.00 Innovation Track: Live tour through the production of the future
  • Prof. Dr. -Ing. Martin Ruskowski, DFKI (German Reserach Center for Artificial Intelligence)

18.20-19.00 Keynote: Automation, Artifical Intelligence, and the future of making
  • Detlev Reichender, Autodesk
  • Srinath Jonnalagadda, Autodesk

18.45-19.00 Chat: #Cheers & Wrap Up

The Program

The HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days are thematically based on the content of the show. Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Smart Energy and Logistics 4.0 will be the focus of discussions to help meet the challenges of industrial transformation.

Indonesia, as Partner Country of HANNOVER MESSE 2020/2021, is also involved.

Hermes Award
One of the biggest highlights is the presentation of the HERMES AWARD. For the first time, this internationally coveted technology prize will be awarded digitally.

A jury chaired by Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, selected the winner from among numerous high-quality submissions.

The special situation of the pandemic shows once again how many questions around the topics of diversity and demographic change remain unresolved and that crisis situations in particular bring with them special challenges in the area of compatibility and equal career development.

WomenPower - as the leading career congress for women in industry - will also take place as an online event as part of this year's Digital Days. Here, inspiring women and men have their say; practical keynotes, interactive formats and panel discussions offer space for discussion and inspiration.

11 Professionals are joining

11 Professionals are joining



Gerd Hoppe

Corporate Management
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG

Cawa Younosi

Head of HR Germany SAP und Mitglied der Geschäftsführung
SAP Deutschland

Hans Michael Krause

Department Manager Market and Product Management SPS and IoT Systems
Bosch Rexroth AG

Agnes Heftberger

Managing Director Sales, IBM DACH, Member of the Management Board
IBM Deutschland GmbH
von Häfen

Karoline von Häfen

Head of Bionic Projects
Festo SE & Co. KG

Christian Korff

Managing Director Global Enterprise, Germany
Cisco Systems

Ralf Klein

Managing Director
HARTING Electronics GmbH

Michael Schell

HAL Produkt Management
Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

Monique Elliott

SVP Global Marketing & Strategic Projects
Schneider Electric GmbH



Dr. Jochen Köckler

Chairman of the board of directors
Deutsche Messe AG

Marco Siebert

Director International Relations
Deutsche Messe AG







Company profile

HANNOVER MESSE - The world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology in Hannover, Germany.
She is the most important international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation - with excellent innovations or unusual products. Here you will find all the facts that make one thing even clearer: participation is an absolute "must"!

Facts & Figures
  • 6.5 Mio Business Contacts
  • 5,500 Exhibitors
  • 200,000 Visitors
  • 1,400 Events
  • 80 Forums & Conferences

A broad range of forums, conferences and special events offers you the chance to learn more about the key issues affecting industry today. Here - at the world's biggest and most influential trade fair for industrial technology - you can compare notes, pick up valuable know-how and check out the latest innovations, giving you the edge you need to keep your business on track and ahead of the pack. The HANNOVER MESSE conference program will be available here from February 2021.

Awards & Presentations
At HANNOVER MESSE, fresh concepts and innovative solutions are everywhere to be seen. Particularly inspired ideas receive special honors. Be there when the masterminds of trailblazing technology step up to receive their prizes!

At HANNOVER MESSE, there are real highlights to discover in every hall. Alongside the scheduled presentations, showcases, and exhibitions from all areas of industry, there are additional formats that are not to be missed.

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