Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster
Prof. Wahlster talks about how AI is driving the next generation of Industry 4.0, what technology trends are emerging, and how Germany can maintain its pioneering role in industrial AI.
01:21: Software AG benefits from your scientific expertise in leading technology topics. What do you value about the exchange and advisory role on the Scientific Advisory Board?
02:28: How is AI driving the next generation of Industry 4.0? And what technology trends does it create for the next 10 years?
03:14: In industrial AI, Germany still has the pioneering role. How can we maintain it?
04:21: What opportunities does this present for a technology group like Software AG?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Liggesmeyer
Prof. Liggesmeyer talks about the importance of quantum computing and other future technologies in Software Engineering. He also explores the questions of whether digitization and sustainability are compatible when you look at the carbon footprint.
01:08: Software AG benefits from your scientific expertise in Software Engineering. In turn, what do you value about the exchange and advisory role on the Scientific Advisory Board?
01:42: How will quantum computing change the world of software engineering? Are we well positioned for it in Germany?
02:14: What trends will revolutionize the way software is engineered?
02:52: Software AG is on its way to shaping a sustainable future. Can software engineers help build a more sustainable world? Or are digitization and sustainability not compatible when you look at the carbon footprint?
Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schmidt
Prof. Schmidt talks about the role of the human factor in the digital transformation. He outlines what the working world of tomorrow will look like and how hybrid working can succeed.
01:02: Software AG benefits from your scientific expertise in the field of human computer interaction. In turn, what do you value about the exchange and advisory role on the Scientific Advisory Board?
02:34: What does it take for human cooperation with intelligent systems to be most successful?
04:35: What role does the human factor play in digital transformation?
07:21: What will the working world of tomorrow look like? How virtual will it be? Will we all work in the Metaverse?
09:57: What are the opportunities and risks for the office and production workplace?
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schütte
Prof. Schütte explains why it is particularly important in times of crisis to initiate investments in new IT technologies. He also talks about faulty investments in IT and unused IT potential.
01:08: Software AG benefits from your scientific expertise in IT systems in organizations. In turn, what do you value about the exchange and advisory role on the Scientific Advisory Board?
02:05: Corona, supply bottlenecks, exploding energy prices: Why is it important to initiate investments in new IT technologies right now?
03:19: In your book, you write that the risk of faulty investments in ITsystems is increasing, and that possible potential of IT remains untapped. Can you describe this phenomenon in more detail?
04:24: Is digitization driving transformation in German companies, or is transformation driving more digitization?
Dr. Harald Schöning
The impulses of the pioneering scientists and the innovations from the research projects are an extremely fruitful combination. Dr. Harald Schöning names concrete technological and application fields where one benefits from the other and, finally, Software AG.
01:08: Harald, what do you appreciate about the exchange and consultations in the Scientific Advisory Board?
01:48: You gain insights into a wide variety of technology fields on a daily basis through the research projects. What are the current focal points of your funding activities?
2:28: What points of contact are there with Software AG?
Dr. Stefan Sigg
Dr. Stefan Sigg explains the importance of the Scientific Advisory Board for the future direction of Software AG. He points out decisive developments from computer science research that can be a driving force for the industry.
01:03: Stefan, the establishment of a Scientific Advisory Board five years ago was particularly close to your heart. In which respects has Software AG benefitted from the scientific expertise in the advisory board?
02:48: Take us a bit into the concrete scientific discourse. What topics or technologies are on this panel's agenda right now?
03:25: Are there any developments in the field of informatics research that you find particularly exciting and could be a driving force of innovation for the industry?
University Lecturer Dr. Christoph Strnadl
Dr. Christoph Strnadl is responsible for making “new stuff” happen at the intersection of Software AG’s product and organizational architecture. He tells us which technologies are currently Software AG's priorities. He also talks about Europe's progressing digital sovereignty.
00:13: Within Software AG’s CTO Office you are responsible for making “new stuff” happen at the intersection of our product and organizational architecture. What impact does networking on the Scientific Advisory Board have for you in this regard?
03:22 What innovative technologies currently need to be prioritized to bring into the products and to the customers
10:49: External interest groups, co-innovation with customers… — tell us a little bit about how Software AG observes and realizes innovations.
15:09: Software AG is involved in promising research projects and in organizations around Gaia-X. In your view, is Europe's digital sovereignty progressing enough?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mira Mezini
Prof. Mezini talks about the future of software development in the context of AI and addresses the role on low code approach in the business application environment.
00:12: Software AG benefits from your scientific expertise in software technologies. What do you value about the exchange and advisory role on the Scientific Advisory Board?
01:32: Your research is about automation of programming. Will software developers become obsolete in the future? Will AI replace software developers?
04:43: The energy consumption of IT is becoming an area of concern. How does your research contribute to creation of software with reduced energy impact?
06:50: Is the “low-code/no-code” trend more than enabling non-IT people to build toy applications? Can serious sustainable business applications be built with a pure low-code approach?
Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner
Prof. Waidner assesses the situation of cybersecurity worldwide and in Germany in particular, especially against the background of the current crises. He also describes the importance of IT security research and the research community.
00:13: Software AG benefits from your scientific expertise in IT security. What do you value about the exchange and advisory role on the Scientific Advisory Board?
01:24 How do you assess the cybersecurity situation worldwide and in Germany in particular, especially in view of current crises ? (Ukraine, China development)? Are the critical infrastructures in business and research secure?
03:52: Are industry and government sufficiently implementing the findings of cybersecurity research?
07:42: Can IT security research keep up with the rapid pace of technological development?
Prof. Dr. Volker Markl
Prof. Markl describes the future developments of the database sector and compares data technology research in Germany with research in the USA and China.
00:14: Software AG benefits from your expertise as a database systems researcher. What do you appreciate about the exchange and the advisory function in the Scientific Advisory Board?
01:00: You conduct research at the interface of distributed systems, scalable data processing and machine learning. What developments are on the horizon for the database sector in the coming years?
02:07: What opportunities does this present for a technology group like Software AG?
03:26: How do you see science in Germany positioned in the field of data technology, especially compared to the USA or China? And how do you assess the situation in German companies?