Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Digital SummerSchool 2016 - again a superb programme

One of my personal pet projects is supporting the coordination of the Digital SummerSchool with its offerings of child summer camp courses combining the development of IT technologies with sports and fun.

This is going on in the Rhine-Neckar region in its 8th year this year. And again we have a fantastic programme - and for the first time also a great, stand-alone website.

Check out the Digital SummerSchool on the web.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Presentation at CEN-CENELEC Workshop "European Standards Supporting the Digital Transformation"

Wednesday last week I had the honour of giving a keynote speech on behalf of BusinessEurope at a workshop on European Standards Supporting the Digital Transformation organised by CEN-CENELEC.

First of all a big congratulations to the organisers -- this workshop was extremely well organised and very inspiring.

In my presentation I tried to outline the basic strategic red-lines for industry when it comes to standardisation for the digital transformation. You can view the slide deck here:

The key message may be summarised as global - global - global. In addition, it is important to have clear understanding about which kind of standardisation deliverables we are talking. And we need to be aware that it will not be one single standards body delivering the standards that are needed but cooperation will be critical - including with global fora/consortia which contribute some of the most relevant global ICT specifications.