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.