During the workshop sessions you take a deep dive into thriving technologies and get to learn how the development of digital business models works. The workshops are led by technology experts and are limited to 30 participants. First come first serve!

Elisabeth Schloten, ECBM

Creating an Internet of Things Application: How to connect your Machines


When companies develop digital business models or processes, multiple technical components are required for the implementation. Connecting machines and buildings with sensors, algorithms and databases as well as existing control and legacy systems is the basis for high performance industrial solutions. There’s a plethora of network technologies and providers available for connecting things.

In this workshop you will learn which connectivity technologies are best suited for which use cases, and how they can be implemented successfully. We will also build our own IoT application and look at real life examples.


After a successful career at the management consultancy McKinsey&Company and international corporations such as Procter & Gamble and Vodafone, Elisabeth Schloten founded ECBM GmbH.

With ECBM, Ms. Schloten is passionately driving digitalisation and IoT in the SME and public sectors.

Hamidreza Hosseini, Ecodynamics

Rapid Business Design in Industry Tech


Rapid Design® combines the systematically evaluated experience from a large number of successful start-ups and projects in an efficient methodology. The interactive flow of innovative methods is applicable to current or planned projects in companies, start-ups and the development of corporate start-ups.

Innovative methods interlock in a Rapid Design® process tailored to the highest degree of effectiveness and economic factors. From the idea, design to successful market entry, traction and growth, this process bridges the gap between business model launch, business focus and existing business processes.


Hamidreza Hosseini has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting, mostly in leading positions at international IT/TC Dax company and as a founder of startups.

After further education at MIT and at Y Combinator, he has been advising companies since 2013 on digital issues. In 2016 he founded ECODYNAMICS GmbH, which combines his focus on the platform economy and digitalization. In addition, he regularly conducts as University Lecturer workshops at WHU Otto Beisheim Business School and also Speechs as Keynote Speaker.