DiALOG 2017 - Expert Forum for Enterprise Information Management impresses throughout

Hamburg, 12th May, 2017. This year, under the motto "Successfully Shaping Digitization", around 150 participants met for DiALOG 2017, the only industry forum for Enterprise Information Management in German-speaking countries, now in its sixth year. In the Sofitel Hotel Alter Wall in Hamburg, from the 10th – 12th May 2017, delegates had the opportunity to learn all about the latest trends and developments in the area of Enterprise Information Management.

"How does digital transformation change your professional and private lives? How do you master the agile challenges of digitization? What is your digital strategy? Digitization is a challenge for everyone", said Steffen Schaar, organizer and host of the congress. "DiALOG 2017 as a meeting point for thinkers and trendsetters has highlighted many aspects and facets of these questions and offered answers for everyone.

EIM is communication! We would like to thank our partners who used this platform for exchanging information and networking: BCT Germany, faizod, id-netsolution, objective partner, VOI Cert, TÜV IT TÜV Nord Group, Major League Sharepoint, Heyden Securit, Portal Systems, tecmasters.net, as well as the media partner, EuroCloud."

On the evening before the 10th May, those who had already arrived were able to begin making contacts at a get-together on the LV13 firefighting ship, creating a lively atmosphere prior to the official start of the conference.

Once again, the organisers were able to secure top-class keynote speakers. Michael Fichtner, CIO and Head of the IT department at FC Bayern Munich, opened the conference with his lecture "Information Management in the Champions League - IT & success grow together". He highlighted the challenges of dealing with data, knowledge, people, ideas, processes for transparency, sustainability and success in the digital age.

Marie-Alix Freifrau Ebner of Eschenbach, Managing Director of the Federal Association of Corporate Lawyers, concluded the varied and informative conference day with her contribution "Lawyer 4.0 - Lawyers in the Conflict Area of Digitization". At the beginning of the second day, Joachim Rumohr, XING expert no. 1, welcomed the conference participants with the topic "Social media, beautiful and good - but what about the people?"

In addition to various other aspects of digitization, the factory lectures also dealt with the subjects of enterprise security, the Cloud and contract management. In practical presentations, the award winners of the DiALOG Award 2016 gave insights into their successful EIM organizational projects.

In the closing session, Barbara Liebermeister, head of the Institute for Leadership Culture in the Digital Age, once again emphasized in her lecture "Digital does not matter. Human remains human - leadership is decisive" how important the role of people is among all of these questions and aspects of digitization, in relation to EIM. 

The DiALOG 2017 platform was also utilized by the specialist groups LCM UserGroup, DiALOG lotteryfactory and VOI-Jahreskongress. Embedded in the forum, news and details of the latest product developments were exchanged and users’ requirements were discussed, information exchange took place, as well as the identification of potentials. The proceedings were entirely in keeping with the spirit of the congress - communicative, productive and informative.

The DiALOG Award "Excellence with EIM" was presented at a ceremony on May 11th at the EIM Gala Dinner. Among the five award winners, NÜRNBERGER Versicherung came out top and was honored for their project "NOVEM - NÜRNBERBER Online Insurance Management", receiving the 2017 Award, which was presented by Peter J. Schmerler, Managing Director of VOI e.V. and patron of the event.

"We are already looking forward to seeing you again at DiALOG 2018", said Nina Meier-Hagedorn, a member of the organizing committee of the DiALOG congress. "From 25th to 27th April 2018, we will be welcoming EIMers at the Hotel Nikko in Düsseldorf for another impressive and topical congress program. We are already looking forward to once again using DiALOG as a platform for information exchange and networking. "

EIM is communication - and we remain in dialog with you.