What will education look like at the universities of the future? Which factors will shape the subjects of study and which technological and social trends will determine the world of tomorrow? At the International Scientific Conference “Bioeconomy and Rural Development” in Jelgava, Latvia on 9 May 2019 I took the participants on a journey into the future.
As an innovation profiler and future strategist, I gave visitors to the conference insights into augmented reality, virtual reality and the seven rules of the future that will enable them to shape the future of their universities.
Have you ever seen a new product, a new app or a new company and thought: “This was my idea a few years ago”? If so, it means you didn’t have a process to move that idea from concept to creation. The startup weekend is your chance to learn how to turn your idea into reality within a few days!
From 03 May to 05 May 2019 I will be available to the participants as a coach and help them to advance the ideas developed during the weekend.
The year 2030. What will our world look like? Has our life been fully digitalized by then, or have we, perhaps even intentionally, retained a touch of analogy? If you look at current technological developments, in less than 10 years we’ll quickly see ourselves in the sci-fi worlds we know from movies or books.
But how does the future look in our day-to-day work? How can we manage these disruptive projects and what skills does a project manager need in 2030?
My interview with the Project Management Institute Denmark gives an insight into the challenges and opportunities of Project Management 2030. At their conference “Passion of the Profession” in Copenhagen I will speak about the disruption of project management.
Passion of the profession: Interview with Alexander Pinker
Further information about the conference can be found here!
We are in the midst of a revolution! New processes, innovations and technologies are developing at an unprecedented pace and are changing the world in which we live in a sustainable way, not even stopping at the education sector.
The tools for digital change are manifold. Alexander Pinker therefore took the participating pedagogues of the International Conference on Education in Vienna, visitors of the International Conference on Education 2018, on a journey into the world of tomorrow and gave insights into the future of education.
The participants of the day came from 26 countries.
Today we would like to draw your attention to a workshop. Alexander Pinker has been supporting the Silicon Vilstal initiative for three years now.
Silicon Vilstal is a regional participatory initiative on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity northeast of Munich, around Vilsbiburg and Geisenhausen. The event will be realized by an honorary team, to which Pinker also belongs, and made possible together with people, companies, institutions and media from the region and far beyond.
The programme captivates with its international experts, initiatives from all over Germany and exciting regional players.
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, our workshop on “Future trends – how robotics, artificial intelligence and automation can change our everyday lives and jobs” will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bavarian Trachtenkulturzentrum in Geisenhausen. Our world is changing. We are hearing more and more about the increasing automation of work and everyday life. But is the arrival of robots and virtual assistants a curse or a blessing? In this workshop, innovation profiler and future strategist Alexander Pinker gives an insight into the current state of technology and takes the participants on a search for the current opportunities behind the technology trend.
Further information about the festival, which will take place from 21 – 23 September 2018, can be found here!
The age of Bitcoin and Blockchain holds enormous potential for companies – be it in the context of new lucrative market niches or creative, revolutionary innovations that can be developed not only in the technical sector but also in the service sector.
Together with Daniel G. Bieber from PotentialMasters, Alexander Pinker organized an interactive lecture evening on blockchain, crypto currency and megatrends.
Everyone is talking about digital transformation and solutions are being sought everywhere. And one country is currently serving as an international role model for others in this respect: Estonia. At first glance, you don’t know it – not from a country with 1.3 million inhabitants that lives in such a beautiful landscape between so many historic buildings. The capital, Tallinn, feels like an invitation to return to quieter times. What many do not know: In this small country there are well-known high-tech start-ups and even four unicorns, including Skype. Alexander Pinker travelled with the startup network SUN to Tallinn at the end of May to learn more about the digital culture behind the cornflower fields and chirping swallows.
At stuzubi 2018 Alexander Pinker also sat on the jury of this year’s startup pitch. Together with business, marketing and start-up experts from all over Germany, he set out to find the most innovative business idea.
The prize is 1,000 euros as well as PR support from stuzubi.
The founders from the fields of eHealth, Smart Home, User Experience and Food proved a good hand for the right trends.
Although the topic of the digital heritage still seems to be a marginal topic, it will in future affect almost everyone in the modern world. The industry event Digina 2017 will meet on 16 November 2017 in Munich and has set itself the goal of making consumers and entrepreneurs aware of the relevance of the digital heritage. Together with Sabine Landes, Dennis Schmolk, Mario C. G. Juhnke and David Sporer, Innovation-Profiler and Future Strategist Alexander Pinker will host digina 2017, the conference on digital life and digital heritage.
Nowadays, consumers and entrepreneurs are moving in the complex world of the Internet. In detail, this means that they are travelling in different online shops and marketplaces, have various accounts in social media, at online banks, insurance companies and archives or have different digital subscriptions. The list of online merchants is likely to be much more complex.
All these aspects play a significant role in the digital estate, because online passwords, accounts, subscriptions, shops, etc. are transferred to the heirs in the event of death. However, if the heirs are not sufficiently informed or if the estate is not sufficiently regulated, considerable difficulties can arise.
For this reason, the Digina 2017 should, according to the organisers, be a “place for comprehensive discourse”. The participants of the event should be able to “inform, inspire and network” – with the aim of taking appropriate precautions to spare their own surviving dependants a “digital legal dispute grey zone confusion”.
The program of the Digina 2017
The participants of Digina 2017 will be offered a broad spectrum of topics, including lectures and panel discussions as well as Meetups, Pitches and presentations. In addition to the main stage Alte Rotation, the programme items will usually take place in parallel in two additional conference rooms and a Meetup Arena.
The speakers will not only deal with fundamental questions such as “What happens to my electronic data in the event of death?” or “What happens if nothing is regulated?”, but also more specific topics such as the technical challenges of long-term data storage, political issues, legal aspects for entrepreneurs and the question of who should (not) be entrusted with the data.
This year’s career fair Stuzubi was not only the setting for exciting career opportunities from all areas of the company, it also offered start-ups the opportunity to present their innovative ideas for the first time. A pitch is an inseparable part of the everyday life of a startup. Within a few minutes, it must present itself in such a way that it convinces the viewer, investor or partner of the visionary power of its idea. Not an easy task!
Alexander Pinker, Innovation-Profiler and Future Strategist, in his function as a board member of the Startup Network SUN, in close cooperation with the career fair, has selected five companies that had the chance to present themselves not only to the visitors, but also to a top-class jury from the field.