University of Bayreuth, Press Release No 020/2024 - 19 January 2024

IT Forum Upper Franconia combines IT and sustainability

"Tech for Tomorrow: Innovations for a sustainable world" - this is the motto of this year's IT Forum Upper Franconia with workshops, panel discussions and keynotes on March 20, 2024. IT managers and interested parties who want to bring IT and sustainability together are welcome.

The IT Forum Upper Franconia offers a unique opportunity for exchange between medium-sized companies, the IT Cluster Upper Franconia, the IHK and HWK for Upper Franconia, the BF/M (Betriebswirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum für Fragen der mittelständischen Wirtschaft e. V.) and the four Upper Franconian universities of the Technologieallianz Oberfranken. The forum also serves as a showcase for regional IT providers and service providers to present innovative solutions for current and future challenges. This year, the IT Forum is being held at the University of Bayreuth. It is funded by the federal government as part of the "Innovative University" funding initiative as part of the "RIA-Regional Innovation Architecture for Transformative Change" project at the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 12-21h, RWI building of the University of Bayreuth, free admission, registration is free of charge via the website

«In 2024, we are focusing on sustainable IT innovations and IT innovations for sustainability," says Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Oberländer, holder of the Junior Professorship for Business Informatics and Digital Transformation "Our program not only highlights solutions that make the IT sector more ecological and future-proof, but also shows how IT can transform other industries in their efforts to achieve sustainability."


  • Keynotes
    • Dr. Vanessa Just, Head of Business Development - New Business, fuseki GmbH, Founder & CEO, juS.TECH AG, Board Member of the German AI Association: "Beautiful vision, hard reality? Today's examples of successful use of technology for a sustainable tomorrow"
    • Rainer Karcher, Global Head of Sustainability, Allianz Technology:
      "Twin Transformation with and through IT: Making digitalization sustainable and digitalizing sustainability"
  • Workshops
    • "How-To Sustainability Reporting" (HWK): Presentation of a free tool that supports companies in the preparation of sustainability reports.
    • Green Bits & Bytes - ideas lab for a green digital future: knowledge and tangible tools for creative idea development
    • Digitalization with vision: Process optimization and innovation: Joint exploration of the challenges and opportunities of the digital transformation of processes in your own company
  • Panels
    • Twin Transformation: The combined power of digitalization and sustainability
    • Sustainability in IT: CO2 neutral computing?
    • Digital excellence in administration (IHK)


Dr. Anna Maria Oberländer

Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Oberländer

Holder of the Chair of Information Systems and Digital Transformation

University of Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann

Prof. Dr. Torsten Eymann

Business & Information Systems Engineering
University of Bayreuth

Portraitbild von Anja Maria Meister

Anja-Maria Meister

PR Spokesperson University of Bayreuth

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