Discovery Stage—Get connected with Technologies and Experts

The Discovery Stage was at the center of the electronica Experience 2018 in hall C6, Stand 100. Visitors experienced exciting lectures, presentations, expert talks, and panel discussions on trends and topics relating to the future, such as cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger, artificial intelligence, diversity or the future of mobility.

Keynote speech by Jeremy Rifkin

Tuesday, November 13, at 09:45
Be amazed by what Jeremy Rifkin—advisor to the EU, to the People's Republic of China, and many more, world-renowned economist, sociologist, author (“The Zero Marginal Cost Society” and “The Third Industrial Revolution” among others), and activist for technical advancement in society and the working world—had to say on the Discovery Stage.

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Talk from the Top: Semiconductor or automotive industry—who’s driving who?

Tuesday, November 13, at 15:00
Top-class experts from the semiconductor industry, from automotive components suppliers, and manufacturers discussed the growing importance of semiconductors in the automotive industry. Is the automotive industry driving the semiconductor industry to keep producing new innovations—or is it the other way round? How do car makers, suppliers, and semiconductor producers in the automotive industry work together—and how has this cooperation changed over the past years? These and other questions were discussed by representatives from Bosch, Daimler, Audi, Infineon, McKinsey and Analog Devices.

More information and livestream: Talk from the Top

Distributed Ledger & Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, November 14, from 12:25
In their keynotes on IOTA and Tangle, Bitcoin and blockchain as well as use cases, renowned speakers highlighted all exciting topics surrounding cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology.

See the presentation on the Internet of Things and other innovative applications of this kind of currency with your own eyes. With speakers from Hackster, TEAL AI AG, Hyperloop Teams, Avnet or Conrad Electronics.

Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, November 15, from 12:25
What should we expect from artificial intelligence? What is emotional artificial intelligence and what potential does this technology have? All these questions and more were answered by expert keynote speakers working for renowned companies such as Rabl & Hahn, Würth Elektronik eiSos, Inbot, Avnet or Melexis.

Diversity in electronics

Friday, November 16, from 12:25
Companies with a diverse staff are more agile, more creative, and more successful. Events on Friday were all held under the special motto “diversity in electronics” and included talks and a panel discussion on topics such as gender and inclusion.

The electronica Experience TechSlam

Friday, November 16, 15:15–16:15
The TechSlam combines knowledge with entertainment. Scientists will have just ten minutes on stage to present their research findings in a way that is clear, entertaining, and above all comprehensible, using projectors, poetry, and even songs. At the end, you will have the chance to vote for your favorite presentation.

All participants of TechSlam and Experience were later invited to a networking and chill-out session with Bavarian delicacies and drinks.

HR Evening Brief

Tuesday–Thursday, November 13–15, from 17:00 to 19:00
The HR Evening Brief is aimed at HR employees and managing directors. Across four evenings, you were told many different practical concepts relating to candidate experience, recruiting processes, reaching applicants, and much more.

More information on the HR Evening Brief: HR Evening Brief

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