The first CKI - Conference is part of the strategic partnership between Siemens AG and the FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg. The conference offers an interactive platform to deepen connections between researchers, students and key personnel from Siemens .
The first CKI Conference at the FAU Erlangen/Nürnberg was on April 21 and provided an insight into current and future research cooperations.
Confirmed guests and keynote speakers:
- Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm, Siemens CTO
- Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Präsident FAU
- Prof. Dr. Weinhold, Siemens CTO
- Vinod Philip, Siemens CTO
- Rosa Riera, Siemens HR
- Prof. Dr. Hellinger, Siemens CT
- Prof. Dr. Wasserscheid, CRT FAU
- Prof Dr. Luther, EES FAU
In addition, a variety of interactive workshops, lab visits and networking possibilities completed and enriched the conference experience. The detailed programme is provided on the agenda
I Workshop / World Cafe: The Future of the Energy Business
The workshop “The Future of the Energy Business” will take a look at the business side of the German “Energiewende” (energy revolution). If you are a student, a Siemens researcher, or a university researcher – we need your creativity to turn technology into fresh business ideas in this fun & interactive business modeling workshop
II Workshop / Case discussion: Leadership and Technology
The workshop "Leadership and Technology" will be moderated by Vinod Philip, CTO of Siemens Power and Gas. This workshop will focus on identifying skills and competences needed for an innovation culture in a global and digital world. This workshop will be interesting specifically for students, researchers on leadership, innovation and organizational behavior and leaders that soon will have to seek and hire this future workforce.
The Lab visit will lead you through the High Voltage Lab of the Chair of Electrical Energy Systems (Prof. Dr. Luther). This tour gives Siemens researchers/employees an insight into university research facilities.
During the Postersession, selected students will present their Master and Bachelor Thesis. This program offers a deep dive into the current research topics of selected Siemens related projects at the FAU. Connect with students and evaluate their work to determine the winner of the poster award.