CeBIT 2018 – “Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitisation” – ended.
Despite still declining visitor numbers (200,000 in the comparable period 2017 ./. 120,000 in 2018) trade fair organisers and exhibitors speak of a successful, satisfactory event.
“We have been rewarded for our courage and great determination. […] All our goals have been achieved.” – Oliver Frese (Deutsche Messe AG)
The IT industry association Bitkom announced that the small and large member companies surveyed by them were “very satisfied“. – Bernhard Rohleder (Bitkom)
At Europe’s new “Business Festival for Innovation and Digitisation“, the interested visitor not only came across exhibits and products of the major I(o)T-Players, because in addition to Telekom, Vodafone, Intel, HP, etc., numerous German Entrepreneurs and StartUps also introduced themselves.
- NOYS VR: NOYS VR should bring musicians together with their fans in cyberspace/VR. Unlike 360° recordings of a concert, musicians should be able to give native VR concerts here. This should also enable visitors to interact with each other in VR during a concert. Fans should have complete freedom of movement during a VR event and meet like-minded people from all over the world – and be able to experience their favourite artists up close.
- The “eBlocker”. eBlocker is a plug & play solution for anonymous surfing and protection of minors on devices in small networks. It should be able to make the online behaviour of users anonymous and ensure that only preselected information is actually passed on. For use, the device should only have to be switched on and connected to the LAN – and then perform its task independently, without software installation and configuration. However, it should be possible to adjust privacy settings so that children and young people are denied certain content that other family members can access.
- ViperDev: Viper Development is a Hamburg-based software company that wants to help StartUps and medium-sized companies to implement their ideas quickly and cost-effectively. The minds behind ViperDev see themselves as founders who turn ideas into real products (apps and backend software).
- The alisPost: alisPost should offer an efficient, almost free digital mail platform for formal correspondence. It is environmentally friendly, reliable, fast and has integrated delivery and reading functions. It will also enable fully digital postal business processes – such as the automation of invoice traffic.
- PhraseApp: PhraseApp is designed to enable international companies to have texts and documentation of complex digital products translated with just a few clicks – mechanically and in collaboration with human interpreters. According to the company, many customers worldwide already benefit from the automation of their translation processes and shorter Time2Market.
This year’s CeBIT is far from its beginnings. Warm and musty floorstanding boxes, filled with wallpapering tables, decorated with boards and cables, are only a reminder of their beginnings. The renewal of the event seems successful – and CeBIT will probably continue to inspire us as the – or at least one of the – world’s largest I(o)T exhibitions, which will attract both international companies – as well as young Entrepreneurs and StartUps.