A technological glimpse into the future

How do we shape the future, and what role will technology play in this? Christoph Wargitsch, CEO of WARGITSCH Transformation Engineers, addressed this question at the German conference of the alumni of the University of St. Gallen. How the appearance of the WARGITSCH Transformation Engineers at the conference looked like.

Stuttgart, 13.10.23. –  On Friday, 13.10., Dr. Christoph Wargitsch (CEO of WARGITSCH Transformation Engineers) and Christian Schäfer (from Chapter Digital Solutions) were given the opportunity to play their part in shaping the “Technology” cluster at the German conference of the alumni of the University of St. Gallen. A total of 100-120 guests from business, science and politics had gathered at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for a conference under the motto: “Shaping the Future 2050!”, where they also exchanged ideas on the other topics such as “City Design”, “Food”, “European Quarter”, “Democracy 2050” and “Health”.

Schäfer opened the Friday morning with a VR installation where conference participants could playfully familiarize themselves with key terms for the future such as “Field Experience”, “Human Augmentation” or “Smart Manufacturing”. At 11:30 a.m., the cluster breakout sessions followed. Christoph Wargitsch and his co-moderator Anja Simon, CEO of LNI 4.0, opened the topic “Technology” with a keynote speech.         To this end, he cited several megatrends that are responsible for technological transformation thrusts and the associated growing complexity that requires a holistic, systems-theoretical approach to processing and handling. This was followed by examples of how technology can serve as a catalyst for market disruption (example: “individual aviation”) and an unstoppable impetus for inner-organizational transformation (example: Big Data and automation of processes). Finally, Wargitsch gave the audience an overview of suitable transformation objects in the field of “Technology” and an outlook on the technological development of the industry “Life Science” including a business case and a teaser video on the “virtual factory” in cooperation with Visual Components. During the following workshop, Wargitsch moderated a table on the topic of “Technology & Health”, the results were possible input for the panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. and the further thinking of the European Quarter, a kind of experimental area for future projects.

“As a media computer scientist, I find VR particularly interesting as a bridge between man and machine, as a promising possibility of new interaction and the possibility of displaying in the third dimension. This technology offers an immersive experience with broad application potential. In transformation consulting, for example, it can be used for simulations of business change and to show decision makers the impact of a transformation. In addition, interactive VR environments can be used for training and preparing employees before a transformation, so they contribute to a smoother transition.”

Christian Schäfer

Digital Solutions

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