electronic displays Conference
electronic displays Conference takes place in parallel to embedded world. For more information please visit www.electronic-displays.de
Thank you for visiting embedded world Conference 2018!
Now in its 16th year, embedded world has once again impressively demonstrated that there is a good reason why it is known as the leading exhibition for the international embedded community. It was larger again in 2018, with more trade visitors, more space and more exhibitors.
But the latest developments encompassed more than just the exhibition halls: the embedded world Conference and electronic displays Conference also enjoyed record participation, with 2,176 participants and speakers from 52 countries, and impressed the experts with their first-class, high-quality professional programmes.
Conference Keynote 2018:
Passing on the baton
Towards the end of this year’s embedded world, Prof. Matthias Sturm, driver and visionary behind the embedded events, stepped down from his position as Chair of the Exhibition Advisory Board and Conference Chair after 16 years. Prof. Axel Sikora will take over his exhibition and conference duties.
“The Embedded Systems sector and embedded world itself have experienced outstanding progress in recent years,” said Sturm. “For 22 years I have been responsible for the content of events in the fields of Hardware, Software and Tools, and I have been totally committed to embedded world since 2003. For the good of the event, which I have constantly worked to drive forward with passion and the support of committed fellow campaigners, I have now decided to step down from these positions of responsibility. I am pleased that Prof. Axel Sikora, an absolute expert in the industry, has declared himself willing to take on this highly responsible task. We have worked together well and in an atmosphere of friendship for many years. I am grateful to have been able to take part in the growth and development of embedded world, and I am proud of what we have achieved. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me for all this time, particularly the teams from WEKA Fachmedien and NürnbergMesse, and the many fellow campaigners in the various companies and facilities.”
Prof. Sikora is by no means an unknown figure in the industry. For many years he has been active in the Steering Board of the embedded world Conference, and is a globally recognised expert and well positioned networker, as well as being an innovative and visionary spirit who will actively drive the further development of embedded world.
Prof. Sikora is Scientific Director of the Institute for Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences and deputy Institute Director at the Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research in Villingen-Schwenningen, a member of the Baden-Württemberg Innovation Alliance (innBW).
“I am looking forward to my new responsibilities, while being fully aware that I have large shoes to fill,” Sikora commented. “I am also aware that in the phase of upheaval we are currently experiencing, we need a balance between sound traditions and new topics relating to machine learning, embedded vision, and comprehensive cyber-physical systems. I would like to acknowledge Prof. Sturm for his extraordinary personal and professional commitment to the embedded system sector and the embedded world Exhibition&Conference.”
NürnbergMesse CEOs Dr Roland Fleck and Peter Ottmann commented on Prof. Sturm's decision: “He understood better than any other how to get the embedded community behind embedded world. With his energy, drive, extensive know-how, dedicated professional knowledge, extensive network and human warmth, he has put his stamp on this community and made embedded world what it is today: THE leading exhibition in the international embedded system sector. His special personality helped greatly in ensuring that the community would have its home here in Nuremberg. Not only was he the face of embedded world for many years, but he also understood how to position the event strategically with many committed fellow campaigners by his side, to lead it to success and give it a secure future. We thank Prof. Sturm for his extraordinary commitment to the interests of the embedded system sector and the embedded world Exhibition&Conference.”
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The next embedded world Exhibition and Conference will take place from 26 - 28 February 2019 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.