"If a deluge is coming, build ships, not dikes"

Discussions about the current disruptions are becoming more serious, nervous and concerned. All of these "innovations" have been on the rise for 20 years: e-business, e-marketing, e-cars, photovoltaics, cloud computing, home office, leasing of office towers. They were laughed at for many years - now they have not only been around for a long time, but now the old ones should go. The old now sees itself affected, it is no longer laughable. Innovation is followed by the transformation of our society into a new era.

The lecture advises against pointless struggles and especially from the ever new "What's that supposed to mean" sneering, currently about AI, big data, hydrogen drives or autonomous controls. These new developments put software innovation ahead of production; So you first build an operating system for cars, jets or high-rise buildings and THEN the physical.

THIS is the disruption of the next few years: software first. And because it's no longer just a comparative "gimmick" like an APP for a mobile phone: software quality first.



Gunter Dueck, born in 1951, lives with his wife Monika in Waldhilsbach near Heidelberg.
He studied mathematics and business administration from 1971-75 and received his doctorate in mathematics from Bielefeld University in 1977.
Dueck did research for 10 years with his scientific father Rudolf Ahlswede, with whom he won the 1990 IEEE Information Theory Society Prize Paper Award for a new theory of message identification. After his habilitation in 1981, he was a professor of mathematics at the University of Bielefeld for five years and in 1987 he moved to the IBM Scientific Center in Heidelberg.

There he founded a large working group to solve industrial optimization problems and played a key role in setting up IBM Germany's data warehouse service business. He worked on the strategy and technological orientation of IBM and took care of cultural change. From 2009 to 2010 he played a leading role in setting up a new strategic growth area of ​​the IBM Corporation, which is aimed at the growing industrialization of IT infrastructures through to so-called cloud computing. Until August 2011 he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of IBM Germany. Since then, having reached the age of 60, he has been in unrest, he is currently a freelance writer, business angel and speaker, and remains undaunted in his dedication to world betterment. Among other things, he is currently dedicating himself to the expansion of the "Wiki of Music", a platform similar to Wikipedia, on which as many sheet music in the world as possible should be made generally accessible.

Gunter Dueck was one of the IBM Distinguished Engineers and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. For many years he was a member of the executive committees of the Gesellschaft für Informatik and the German Association of Mathematicians. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Engineers IEEE, a Fellow of the Gesellschaft für Informatik and a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen.


Keynote: Prof. Dr. Gunter Dueck (DE)