EIT ICT Labs at the German IT-Summit in Hamburg

On October 21, the German IT-Summit welcomes up to 1,000 guests at Handelskammer Hamburg. Among the high ranking speakers are Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economics and Energy, Bernd Leukert, Member of the Managing Board at SAP AG, Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm, CTO at Siemens AG and Prof. Dieter Kempf, President of BITKOM and CEO of DATEV eG. At the annual event decision makers discuss the future of the German IT sector and introduce new programs to strengthen the German industry.  

EIT ICT Labs will be represented by EIT ICT Labs’ CEO Willem Jonker as well as Dr. Udo Bub, Managing Director of EIT ICT Labs Germany and his team. In 2014 up to 100 startups will also join the event. Jörg Land, CEO of Tinnitracks and winner of the EIT ICT Labs Idea Challenge category Health & Wellbeing, received a special invitation. On October 20 and October 21 he will also talk about his experiences and the coaching he received in the media. Stay tuned to some TV coverage and great articles in German media.

One of the programs successfully founded at IT-Summit is Software Campus, which is managed by EIT ICT Labs Germany and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF). Software Campus trains and professionally develops tomorrow’s senior IT executives while opening up excellent career prospects to young IT experts in Germany. Software Campus combines scientific leading-edge research with hands-on management practice into an entirely new and innovative concept. On Tuesday, three exceptional graduates of Software Campus will receive their certificates by Members of the Managing Boards of SAP and DFKI, two well-known partners of Software Campus, which are also core partners of EIT ICT Labs, as well as from a high ranking representative of the program sponsor BMBF.

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