DHL Innovation Day 2013
Innovation Day 2013 in picturesClose
DHL Innovation Center ready for the DHL Innovation Day
Facing the sun and reaching for the sky
Martin Wegner officially opens the new Hands on Lab
Volvo, represented by Erik J. Andersson, is awarded for the Most Innovative Customer Solution, MoDE
Angela Titzrath hands over the Most Innovative Employee award to Harald Lemke for his work at DocWallet
From left to right: Prof. Dr.-Ing Christof Paar, Prof. Dr. Axel Poschmann, Prof. Dr. Gregor Leander, winners of the Most Innovative Scientist/Entrepreneur award for their solution 'PRESENT'; To the far right Mark Sieberger their laudator
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Ehrhart (laudator), Constantin Gillies winner of the German Award for Innovative Journalism/Trade Press for his article 'Erste Hilfe' (First Aid), Prof. Dr. Giso Deussen (laudator)
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Ehrhart (laudator), Thomas Wendel winner of the German Award for Innovative Journalism/Mass Media for his article 'Steaks without Sin' (First Aid), Prof. Dr. Giso Deussen (laudator)
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Ehrhart, Prof. Dr. Axel Poschmann, Prof. Dr. Gregor Leander , Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar, Constantin Gillies, Harald Lemke, Thomas Wendel, Erik J. Andersson, Prof. Dr. Giso Deussen, Angela Titzrath, Bill Meahl
Alistair Croll gives his key note speech on cloud computing
Big Data - panel discussion
...and giving answers
Will logistics become vertical? - panel discussion
Volvo employees enjoying the weather
“The drive for innovation and finding solutions for today’s problems is a key element to overcoming obstacles and establishing future growth,” Meahl told the assembly. “As a global player, DPDHL is committed to finding innovative logistics solutions. We are delighted to discuss trends and ideas together with our customers, employees and external partners.”
In line with this, DHL has published the new ‘Trend Radar’ at the event. The Trend Radar was created to identify and deep dive into societal, technological and business trends that have the power to influence the way we live, work or play.
The event was moderated by Graeme Codrington, a professional public speaker and an expert on the future of work. Summing up the day, Codrington noted that the future appears to be a world where people will increasingly be responsible for controlling and customizing their own, individualized data flows. Like it or not, technology and social media will grow to be even more prevalent than they are today, affecting us in ways we cannot yet foresee. Yet even as we connect more digitally, people will continue wanting to live in close physical proximity, largely in urban settings. All these factors will shape how, and why, goods are moved in the future.
FACTS AND FIGURES
- 220 persons attended the DHL Innovation Day 2013
- 2008 was the first year the group ran the DHL Innovation Day
- Most Innovative Customer Solution – Volvo Trucks for “MoDe”
- Most Innovative Scientist / Entrepreneur – Prof. Dr. Christof Paar / Prof. Gregor Leander / Prof. Dr. Poschmann for “PRESENT”
- Most Innovative Employee – Harald Lemke for “Doc Wallet”
- Deutscher Preis für Innovationsjournalismus Publikumsmedien – Thomas Wendel
- Deutscher Preis für Innovationsjournalismus Fachmedien – Constantin Gillies
- Big Data
- Always On
- Vertical Logistics
Key Note Speech
Key Note Speech “Up in the sky- where is the cloud coming from?”
Guest speaker Alistair Croll gave a lively talk on how cloud computing is changing the world of IT.
According to Croll, our current logistics and supply chain systems are bound to change thanks to the prevalence and accessibility of cloud computing. “The evolution of logistics is a move towards the open platform,” he said. “There will no longer be one big supply chain. There will be a million tiny ones.”
1st panel: “Big Data- Stairway to heaven, or bubble to burst?”
A panel discussion on Big Data considered the effect that our increasing ability to gather and track information is changing how business and industry work. But participants agreed that just gathering massive amounts of data isn’t enough; success in business will mean asking the right questions in the face of that mountain of information.
2nd panel: “Always on”
The second panel discussion dealt with the pros and cons of the modern condition of constantly being connected to the Internet and social media in terms of its impact on business. The six expert panelists agreed that the notion of controlling the flow of information by controlling workplace devices is outdated. In a ‘bring your own device’ world, companies need to embrace the change – and educate employees as much as possible.
3rd panel: “Vertical logistics- will lives become vertical?”
The day’s final panel afforded participants a deep dive into the role urbanization and ‘vertical’ cities will play in the future of logistics. The wide-ranging talk included the fanciful topic of drone deliveries to the pros and cons of guerilla gardening. Rounding out the panel was a discussion on repurposing disused tunnels into logistics-delivery networks.