The digital future is starting now – MACHINA Summit.AI launches in Munich

Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, IoT, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence – there are a lot of terms describing the ongoing digitization of our everyday life – not only in the private sphere, but also in enterprises and institutions.

Friday 31 March 2017

Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, IoT, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence – there are a lot of terms describing the ongoing digitization of our everyday life – not only in the private sphere, but also in enterprises and institutions. Especially the production and service industries are rapidly changing due to the introduction of these new technologies and the digitization of workflows: IT and production are continuously merging in factories where robots take over work on the assembly line, and data analysed by intelligent computers is becoming the most valuable good for service providers. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies have come of age – and they are a vital part of future developments in the Digital Transformation arena.

Many claim that there is a significant technological change happening in today’s business world. However, we believe we are witnessing the beginning of a new industrial revolution that will change the economy forever. When rural societies became industrial and urban during the 18th to 19th centuries, the development of the steam engine played a central role in the so called First Industrial Revolution. Just before World War I, another technical evolution took place which used electric power to create mass production. Major technological advances like the telephone, light bulb, phonograph and the internal combustion engine were drivers of this Second Industrial Revolution. The next evolutionary step started in the 1980s with what we may call the Digital or Third Industrial Revolution. Technologies advanced from analogue devices to the digital technology available today. Right now, we are at the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in digital fields such as robotics, AI, nanotechnology and much more. Just as the previous technological advancements, the continuous digitization will not only change businesses but how we live our lives. Are you ready to evolve?



The pace of this Digital Transformation is placing unprecedented pressure on CIOs, CTOs and business leaders to ensure their companies evolve by adopting digital technologies. Many businesses expect AI to improve decision making, customer service, operating efficiency, and even increase sales revenue. Indeed, experts agree that AI will be an important driver of business success. However, not all businesses are welcoming digital technology with open arms, as many are still wary of the disruptive potential of AI technologies and the negative effects they may cause: Will robots replace human employees? Will digitization make the company more vulnerable to cyber-attacks? Are the high investments even worth it? Experts’ views differ although most greet the digital future with confidence. Even with a positive attitude towards digitization, many potential users still lack a coherent overview of the technologies and products available as well as their costs and benefits. No matter how you perceive our digital future, one thing is for sure: companies will have to adapt to this technological evolution and become truly digital.

Imago Techmedia, organiser of Europe’s number one enterprise IT events, is responding to the technological challenge ahead by organising a prestigious new event. The MACHINA Summit.AI , to be held at Munich’s MOC event centre on November 8-9, features a rich conference programme with renowned speakers from leading companies like IBM Watson, Daimler, Volkswagen and AWS as well as an exhibition area comprising a broad range of technologies and solutions. The event will revolve about these four main topics:  

  • Interaction with AI: Learn how the most advanced companies in the world interact with AI and how they save time and money by doing so.
  • Data Science and Machine Learning: IoT is irreversibly changing the way that businesses need to analyse their data. The only option is to make machines intelligent enough to handle huge amounts of data and to learn by themselves.
  • Deep Learning: This allows computers to process and understand infinite amounts of data such as images, sound, and text.
  • AI in the enterprise: AI will become a core part of every company's technology strategy, so MACHINA Summit.AI helps visitors learn what is possible with AI now and in the near future.


Register now for free and save 60 €. MACHINA Summit.AI is an event not to be missed – to make sure your company achieves true Digital Transformation and is ready for the digital future which is already happening now. The future belongs to those who evolve!