Over 400 IT professionals came together in Berlin in October 2017
for Europe’s biggest WomenInTech event, the Ada Lovelace Festival.
#ada17 Insights gives you a detailed look at a selection of keynotes,
panels and talks of this year’s event and by this the perfect overview of what
Ada Lovelace Festival is all about.
Christin Löhr has combined her obsession with artificial intelligence & her job at movingimage by digging deep into computer vision. In this interview the Chief Product Owner explains how computer vision will change the way we communicate and how Google will have to adapt to that.
Never gets sick, never makes a mistake, doesn’t mind how stupid the tasks: Don’t we secretly all want someone like this in our team? At Henkel this is the IBotS Virtual Workforce. Sara Geising-Eggers, Global Head of Continuous Improvement Integrated Business Solutions bei Henkel, explains how automation of Shared Services can lead to something amazing: to take the robot out of humans. Continue reading
DB Systel, the ICT service provider of Deutsche Bahn, is in full transition from a conventional work environment to self-organization. Christa Koenen, Chief Executive Officer & Chair of the Management Board at DB Systel, describes how this step creates innovative energy and how DB Systel provides a secure environment for Deutsche Bahn’s Bring Your Own Device strategy. Continue reading
AI is there and applicable, BUT: How do individuals and organizations make use of the technology’s potential? Leah Blessin, Cloud First Lead at Accenture, underlines that AI is an enabler that needs to be understood from C level downwards, but worries that many organizations are too naive about AI.
Follow-the-sun is not meant as an advice for travellers but a term in the field of Distributed Work. Rebecca Davis (MHP) & Anja Hendel (Porsche) are big fans of this concept as it enables companies to offer 24/7 support. In this interview these two women in Automotive IT point out: It’s not the X or Y chromosome that matters. Continue reading
Andrea Bury is an expert on Morocco and is organizer of the TEDx Marrakesh-event. We talked to Andrea about the topics of this year’s TEDx Marrakesh and how you organize such an event in general. Continue reading
With its first two editions a roaring success, the Ada Lovelace Festival is now gearing up for its third iteration in Berlin in October 2017. Following the tradition of the previous years we have compiled the next collection of interviews with speakers of #ada17 and asked them which (digital) topics are important to them, to the tech industry, and to society as a whole.
„My expectations on chatbots were too high”, Heike Scholz admits. In this interview the founder of mobile zeitgeist furthermore predicts: the smartphone will be dead sooner than we think.
The fight for equal pay for men and women is like tilting against windmills. The topic has been debated in politics and society for years, but little has been done so far. However, well-educated women can do something to close the pay gap. You can find out what exactly this is in GETTING TO EQUAL 2017 — BRIDGING THE GENDER PAY GAP, a study by accenture, premium partner of #ada17 Continue reading