Federal Minister Johanna Wanka meets partners and participants of Software Campus at Digital Summit

At the National IT Summit in 2011, the Software Campus was founded by Chancellor Angela Merkel to train young IT talents to become executives of the digital economy. After a successful round of projects with over 200 participants, the new program is now being launched. For this occasion, Federal Education Minister Johanna Wanka met the program partners at the Digital Summit. Among them were initiators and founding partners such as Software AG, DATEV, DFKI and Scheer Holding, as well as new partners from research and industry such as TU Dresden and Huawei, who joined the Software Campus as part of the new edition. Also, current participants and alumni of the program were on site.

The Digital Summit is the successor platform to the National IT Summit and brings together politics, business, science, and members of the public once a year, to jointly develop solutions for the challenges of digitalization. In 2017, the event took place for the first time not only in a city but also in a region, the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.

On the picture from left to right:

3rd row: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Strufe (TU Dresden), Erik Neumann (Software Campus), Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Heiß (TU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Dieter Fellner (Fraunhofer IuK), Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar (TU München), Susanne Kegler (Software Campus)

2nd row: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI), Dr. Harald Schöning (Software AG), Rosemarie Clarner (Scheer Holding), Prof. Dr. Michael Beigl (KIT), Dr. Udo Bub (EIT ICT Labs Germany), Dr. Walter Weigel (Huawei), Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer (Scheer Holding)

1st row: Karl-Heinz Streibich (Software AG), Anne Borcherding (KIT), Martin Scheid (DFKI), Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Christina Di Valentin (SAP), Sarah Grebing (KIT), Prof. Dr. Peter Krug (DATEV eG)

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