VDE booth at CeBIT 2018
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A look at CeBIT 2018

For the first time, the new CeBIT took place in June this year and positioned itself as a business festival that focuses more heavily on current topics like digitalization, Industry 4.0 and robotics. It began on Monday evening with CeBIT Welcome Night, where numerous representatives from politics (among others, Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier and Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research) and business (among others, Ginni Rometti, CEO of IBM and BITKOM President Achim Berg) inaugurated CeBIT.

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VDE Testing and Certification Institute

The VDE presented itself at two booths at CeBIT: For one thing, the VDE-Institute was represented at the Hessen-IT joint booth and provided information on the topics of testing and certification. Not only could interested parties obtain information at the booth, but our employees also gave lectures on the Hessen stage to talk about special topics like the GDPR or functional safety in Pedelecs and e-bikes. At the VDE’s main booth, the VDE Association, DKE, VDE Youngnet and even the VDE Institute represented several parts of the VDE Group and addressed various target audiences that were attending CeBIT. There were plenty of offerings for trade show visitors on more than 500 square meters to effectively represent and convey the VDE Group. The VDE presented itself at two booths at CeBIT: For one thing, the VDE-Institute was represented at the Hessen-IT joint booth and provided information on the topics of testing and certification. Not only could interested parties obtain information at the booth, but our employees also gave lectures on the Hessen stage to talk about special topics like the GDPR or functional safety in Pedelecs and e-bikes. At the VDE’s main booth, the VDE Association, DKE, VDE Youngnet and even the VDE Institute represented several parts of the VDE Group and addressed various target audiences that were attending CeBIT. There were plenty of offerings for trade show visitors on more than 500 square meters to effectively represent and convey the VDE Group.

The VDE Institute demonstrated how a smart factory can work. Trade show visitors could have a digital caricature made of themselves by cartoonist Marcel Bender. Afterwards, a QR code was given out that was taken to the smart factory. The QR code was scanned by the smart printer, and the caricature was subsequently printed. The trip to the smart factory’s assembly line began in the picture frame (with an integrated watch and date indicator). A robot arm set the time and date during the course and two final stations demonstrated climate chambers with heat and cold.

Cyber security was also essential in trade fair topics like digitalization and Industry 4.0. VDE expert Alexander Matheus was standing by here and clearly demonstrated at his station how easy it is to hack unprotected systems and why VDE certification is so important.

The DKE impressed industry customers with their digital twin. Using augmented reality glasses, people can check systems and cabinets for errors and see if all parts are functioning properly in accordance to Standards.

The VDE Youngnet was represented with several activities to appeal to CeBIT’s young audience. The “Raceyard” formula student team, which participated in the race under the VDE flag, presented their model from last year. As one can imagine, many excited race driver fans were there and received a detailed description on how such an elaborate race car is made by hand. The current winner of the annual Invent a Chip competition presented their project on a new encryption technology – quantum cryptography. With this technology, data can be transmitted encrypted via light.
On Thursday, workshops and presentations took place on the large VDE stage the entire day to break new ground for the e-dialistic future. On Friday, we welcomed several visitors from our district associations and brought this year’s CeBIT to a close as one VDE. 

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