Beyond The Cloud

Xyna Konferenz 2016

Great success!

11th Xyna Konferenz – GIP Research Institute
24.11.2016 Kurhaus, Wiesbaden

Never have there been more participants at a Xyna Konferenz. This day at he Kurhaus Wiesbanden was packed with great talks and exciting lectures.

The whole event focussed on three questions: »What will innovations beyond the cloud look like?«, »Are digital innovatiotions bindingly connected to the cloud model?« and »What challenges we will be confronted with – technically, economically, but also politically?«

Nothing is so much for the transition to a digital world as the cloud.

In the introductory talk Dr. Bernd Reifenhäuser addressed the question of whether distributed and possibly coherent systems such as blockchains can replace the centralized cloud concept of today and which potential for innovations industry 4.0 brings with it beyond the cloud. From the role of new network concepts the range spans up to quantum computing as a basis for innovation Beyond the Cloud. Followed by a brief overview of GIP’s R&D activities, focusing on the QGrid as new, distributive energy ecosystem.

Dr. Alexander Ebbes gave an insight into the latest development of Xyna product family. In addition to the motivation of the conference exhibits his talk outlined the future of networking in terms of »Thinking Beyond Computing«.

The Quantum Grid workshop the participants discussed the state of research of the energy-transmission of the future. The workshop was held by Prof. Dr. Andreas Sumper from the CITCEA Barelona Tech. Main attraction was the exhibited prototype of a quantum grid router.

In Dr. Hugo Blaums lecture industry 4.0 is in the foreground. From industry perspective, he examined the paradigm shift within the production by increasing the level of automation and the disruptive effects on supply chains by high crosslinking of the individual building blocks. He explained the potential for new entrants that will shake the still existing lead of German industry as disruptors with digitally orchestrated production concepts.

How the society, especially political landscape and democracy will encounter the phenomena of digital transformation, and what upheaval processes will be connected with, was illuminated by Prof. Dr. Jürgen W. Falter during his talk at the conference.


  • Dr. Bernd Reifenhäuser
    President, GIP Research Institute
    »Beyond The Cloud – Challenges for Service Providers & Digital Innovations«
  • Dr. Alexander Ebbes
    CTO GIP AG and CEO GIP Exyr GmbH
    »The Xyna product family as the platform for digital innovation«
  • Dr. Hugo Blaum
    Executive Vice President Regional Head DACH&EE, GEA Refrigeration Technologies GmbH | Chairman of the board of directors VDMA-Fachverband Allgemeine Lufttechnik
    »Industry 4.0: A view from practical usage into the future«
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen W. Falter
    Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Department of Political Science
    »Digitalism and its effect on politics and society«
  • Workshop with Prof. Dr. Andreas Sumper
    CITCEA Barcelona Tech
    »Quantum Grid (QGrid) & BlockChains in energy economics«

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