8-10 September, 300 hackers, makers and innovators from all over the world participated in TECHFEST MUNICH / MORE_THAN A HACKATHON.
Within 72 hours participants develop new solutions and build working hardware and software prototypes. Art, music, video installations, barbecue and special activities provide the perfect festival atmosphere. More information can be found at www.techfestmunich.com
TÜV SÜD had its’ own interdisciplinary team of 6 persons working on the topic of ‘The future of certification: Trends like 3D Printing, softwarisation, IoT, makers, and more and more e-commerce have direct influence on the certification business. How could the world of certification look like in the future – or even today?’
The team consists of colleagues from various countries, divisions and functions: Christopher is an IT Security Expert, Seema from India works in Product Development & Innovation, Stephan from Product Service in Germany works in the Light & Multimedia Department, David is in Innovation & Digital Service in the Industry Division, Marcus from TÜV Hessen works in Sales & Business Development and Kevin from Canada is an Electrical Technologist.
After 2 intensive days of work, the team presented a business model, a video, a click prototype and initial customer feedback. Asli Solmaz-Kaiser, Business Development PS Division and mentor of the team: "The team has done a great job and delivered very good results in a short time. The atmosphere was great and I enjoyed the good team work and commitment of the team."
"TECHFEST was a wonderful wonderful platform to put in our thoughts and creativity! I’d like to thank TÜV SÜD for giving me this opportunity." - Seema (Team member, PS Division, India)
"We had a lot of fun, learned new things and developed an interesting new business idea for TÜV SÜD. I’d love to join again next year! A big thank you to Global HR and Digital Service for sponsoring this event and for their support!" - Christopher (Team member, IT, Germany)
Methods like design thinking, prototyping and agile development will increasingly become important for TÜV SÜD, which is developing existing and new business areas like autonomous driving, cyber security, smart home & smart factory, wearables & sensors, safer online shopping as well as drones for inspection.
TÜV SÜD is developing employees to be fit for the digital world as well as searching for new colleagues who are digitally savvy and who want to develop something new.
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