▷ Smart Country Convention builds a bridge between administrations and the digital economy

27.10.2021 – 17:37

Messe Berlin GmbH

Berlin (ots)

  • 7,600 participants, 160 speakers and 90 partners came together digitally
  • Program can be called up and looked up on demand
  • The next Smart Country Convention will take place from 18.-20. October 2022

The digital Smart Country Convention ends today with more than 7,600 participants, over 90 partners and 160 speakers on three stages. The highlights included the keynote speeches by EU Commissioner for Competition and Digitization Margrethe Vestager and Austrian Digital Minister Margarete Schramböck. Federal Minister Julia Klöckner and Federal Minister Jens Spahn, the Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer, the Federal Government Commissioner for Digitization Dorothee Bär and Federal CIO Dr. Markus Richter. “Over the past two days, the Smart Country Convention has once again impressively shown what is possible in terms of digitization of the public sector and what it takes to advance the digital transformation of administration and services of general interest,” says Jens Heithecker, Executive Vice President of Messe Berlin, after two days of review. If you couldn’t be there live, you can call up the program on demand and look it up. “Germany must use the digital momentum and pursue the digitalization of the administrations with courage and speed,” says Bitkom Managing Director Dr. Bernhard Rohleder. “The digitization of the public sector is a joint task for politics, administration, economy and society. The Smart Country Convention shortens the path to the digital world.”

In addition to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the event was supported in particular by the three central municipal associations – German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Association of Cities and Districts – and the Association of Municipal Enterprises (VKU). Accenture, Bechtle, Bundesdruckerei, BWI, Deutsche Telekom, Dynatrace, Fiware, Google Cloud, Huawei, KPMG, SAP, Smart City Berlin and Fraunhofer were there as premium partners. This alliance between representatives of the public sector and the digital economy is unique in Germany. “After two special editions, we are looking forward to the coming year with optimism and joy, when we will take place live again. As important as digitization may be, it is not possible without personal exchange – be it to establish and maintain professional contacts or to present innovative products and services as a partner “, says Heithecker.

Smart Country Convention comes from 18.-20. October 2022 back

In 2022, the Smart Country Convention will bring administrations, politics, the digital economy, associations and science together for the fifth time. It is the leading event for the digitization of administrations and the public sector in Germany. More information about the event is available at www.smartcountry.berlin

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