Business & Innovation

Photo credits: Thomas Ecke

Was steckt hinter Schlagwörtern wie Industrie 4.0, Internet der Dinge oder Big Data? Immer wieder tauchen diese Begriffe in Diskussionen darüber auf, wie neue Technologien unseren Arbeitsalltag verändern. Um zu begreifen wie technologischer Fortschritt die Arbeitswelt transformiert, müssen wir allerdings über Schlagworte hinausgehen.

Nicht nur neue Technologien beeinflussen Berufsfelder und Berufslaufbahnen. Auch das Streben nach Vereinbarkeit von Arbeit, Familie und Freizeit sowie der Wunsch nach Co-Working und alternativen Arbeitsplätzen führt zu Veränderungen. Sei es durch Videokonferenzen, webbasierte Kooperationstools oder Software: Technologie ermöglicht neue Formen der Zusammenarbeit. So können Teams, die auf der ganzen Welt verstreut sind, gemeinsam an Projekten arbeiten. In welche Richtung können Technologien unsere Formen der Zusammenarbeit zukünftig lenken und verändern?

In diesem Track geht es um die Zukunft der Arbeit, die digitale Wirtschaft, neue Geschäftsmodelle und die Rolle von Innovation und Unternehmertum in unseren Gesellschaften. Wir möchten wissen: Wie verändern Innovationen wie wir reisen und Geschäfte machen? Wie könnten neue Kooperationsformen aussehen? Hilft die Digitalisierung Entwicklungsländern wirklich, wirtschaftlich aufzuholen? Wir wollen mit euch über Plattformökonomie und Startup-Szenen sprechen, insbesondere über ihre Auswirkungen auf den sozialen Sektor und öffentliche Dienstleistungen. Außerdem soll es um die Effekte der Automatisierung, des Internets der Dinge und der Unternehmerkultur auf die Gesellschaft gehen.

Wir freuen uns auf Berichte, Analysen, Forschungsergebnisse und weitere Überlegungen zu diesen Themen.

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    The session is a 30 minute “Ask me Anything” format where participants will have the chance to ask all they’ve ever wanted to know about small business lending and becoming an entrepreneur.
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    Venture Capital isn’t for everyone. But for those who pursue it, access to VC checks and other key funding opportunities is disproportionately distributed amongst entrepreneurs and markets - despite key success prereqs being met. Both developing ecosystems and underestimated entrepreneurs (women, people of color, and LGBTQ+) bear the brunt of these disproportionate markets. We walk through key tactics of how we are hacking the funding structure and creating next level opportunity.
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    Detroit and dance culture are synonymous. Motown songs and techno tracks bring positive energy to the mind and move the body, regardless of time and place. Yet in Detroit itself dancing is prohibited after 2 a.m. This discussion led by the Detroit-Berlin Connection aims to shed light on how local laws must be changed to allow 24 hour expression of what the city does best: innovate, create, change the world.
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    This is an interactive session on Detroit’s competitive advantage. Learn about the vision of the Detroit of Tomorrow, engage with those who are shaping the D!
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    How well do we know our food, and the people who made it? In this session, we’re looking at access to food in Detroit and beyond - and the struggle of turning dependency into sovereignty.
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    What are the skills needed as leaders in the future of work? How do we strengthen the critical skills that complement data and tech skills in the new economy ? Explore how to apply a human-centered design framework to your personal and professional leadership. This workshop will share key design thinking principles as well as needed leadership skills to keep us at our growth edge, while providing an interactive opportunity to think creatively and design new dynamics of your own leadership.
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    What are 'diverse ways of thinking?' How can artistic intelligence help leaders produce innovative, imaginative ways of addressing 'wicked problems' or systemic issues?

    Imagination is not one skill or muscle, but a system of capacities for perception, sensing, discernment, insight, activity, choice-making, and divergent synthesis. This interactive talk offers ways to think about a community or team's aggregate breadth of imagination, and suggests how artistic intelligence can catalyze more.
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    Now very close friends, Chanell Scott Contreras and Joanna Dueweke-Perez originally had a difficult time building a working relationship. Coming from different lived experiences, races, and positions within the company, the two had to make the radical choice of inclusion in order to get things done together. That path, however, was hard AF and fraught with vulnerability. It's not enough to "be a good person."