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Renowned speakers, stimulating workshops: DLD Campus on 21 June 2017

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Universität Bayreuth, Press Release No. 061/2017 vom 1 June 2017

Our region’s digital potential in research and industry and its social impacts – that is the topic of the first-ever DLD Campus to be held at the University of Bayreuth on 21 June 2017. Prominent guests will be speaking, including Keith Boesky (of Boesky & Company), Katharina Wagner (Director of the Bayreuth Festival),  Beate Merk (Bavarian Minister for European Affairs), Gisbert Rühl (CEO of Klöckner), Sam Handy (Design Director at adidas football), and Neil Harbisson (cyborg activist).

General Information:

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Audimax, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95447 Bayreuth

The first DLD Campus will focus on networking between the DLD community and regional businesses, decision-makers, artists, and students. The panel of experts at the DLD event will include Martin Wippermann (Rehau), Jeff Maisel (Maisel Brewery), Katharina Wagner (Director of the Bayreuth Festival), Beate Merk (Bavarian Minister of Justice), and Rayk Anders (author and YouTuber). Professors at the University of Bayreuth, such as spider silk researcher Prof. Thomas Scheibel), will also be present. Distinguished international speakers also include adidas football Design Director Sam Handy and the founder of Fast Forward Labs, Hilary Mason.

DLD Campus am 21. Juni an der Universität Bayreuth.

Students will not want to miss the workshops offered as part of DLD Campus on topics such as chatbots. In this workshop, Patrick Müller (Burda Bootcamp) will help the workshop participants create and “train” a new chatbot without any knowledge of programming. You will also learn about the cases in which chatbots are particularly useful and discover the kind of technology that goes into them. In addition, Dirk Schart (Head of PR & Marketing, Re’flekt) will be holding a workshop on virtual reality, and HVB representatives will be offering “pitch training”.

List of speakers at DLD Campus, University of Bayreuth (21 June 2017)

Business & Digital

  • Constanze Buchheim (CEO, iPotentials)
  • Herbert Henzler (Founder & CEO, Herbert Henzler Consulting)
  • Alois Kastner-Maresch (CEO & Founder, LivingApps)
  • Andrew Keen (Author “The Internet is not the answer”)
  • Stefan Leible (President, University of Bayreuth)
  • Hilary Mason (CEO, Fast Forward Labs)
  • Gisbert Rühl (CEO, Klöckner)
  • Stefan Winners (Member of the Executive Board, Hubert Burda Media)
  • Gabriele Zedlmayer (Chairwoman, HVB Women’s Council & social innovator)

Culture & Music

  • Neil Harbisson (Cyborg)
  • Katharina Wagner (Artistic Director & CEO, Wagner Music Festival)

Venture Capital / Corporate Investments / Fintech

  • Alexander von Preysing (co-Head, Deutsche Börse Venture Network)
  • Christian Angermayer (CEO, Apeiron Investments)
  • Nikolay Kolev (Partner, Deloitte Digital)


  • Sigrun Albert (Managing Director, MGO Digital Ventures)

Science / Biofabrication

  • Thomas Scheibel (Professor for Biomaterials, University of Bayreuth)


  • Beate Merk (Bavarian State Minister for European Affairs & International Relations, Free State of Bavaria)


  • Martin Wippermann (Executive Director R & D Automotive, Rehau)

Art, Design & Fashion

  • Sam Handy (VP Design, Adidas Football)


  • Keith Boesky (Principal, Boesky & Company)

Media / Content / Fake News

  • Rayk Anders (Author)

Journalists & Moderators

  • Jennifer Schenker (editor-in-chief, Les Echos/The Innovator)

Workshop Hosts

  • On Chatbots: Patrick Müller (Tech Evangelist, Burda Bootcamp)
  • On VR/360°: Dirk Schart (Head of PR & Marketing, Re’flekt)
  • On Pitchtraining: NN (HVB)


Contact for organizational matters:

Susanne Göggel
Assistant to the President
Central University Administration (ZUV), Room 2.28
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5202
E-mail: susanne.goeggel@uni-bayreuth.de

Editorial Office:

Anja-Maria Meister
Press & PR Manager
University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstraße 30 / ZUV
95447 Bayreuth
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-5300 oder -5324
E-mail: pressestelle@uni-bayreuth.deanja.meister@uni-bayreuth.de

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