2 & 3 FEBRUARY 2018 – MEDIA LAB DAYS @ Media Lab Bayern in Munich, Germany

Following the success of the First Media Lab Day in Bordeaux in September 2017, WAN-IFRA has teamed up with Media Lab Bayern to organise a second event in 2018.

Come and meet your peers at WAN-IFRA’s Media Lab day in Munich! Confirmed presentations from:
– Norddeutscher Rundfunk
– Børsen
– France Télévisions
– Südwestdeutsche Medienholding
– Agence France-Presse
– Södertörn University
– Vor Ort NRW
– Stibo Accelerator

The « Media Labs Days » is the second ‘live’ event directly related to our Media Innovation Mapping research project which plans to ‘map’ innovation labs, clusters and a selection of projects globally. The aim of our research is to establish insights on how the media labs are structured, and why they were created, what type of methods they use to innovate, their products and services and stories of their successes and failures.

The goal of this event is to offer an opportunity for the people we are connecting (Heads of Labs, Innovation officers etc.) to meet in person and discuss successes and challenges together.

The event is free of charge and for WAN-IFRA members, but the number of places is limited.
UPDATE: Participants have received a confirmation e-mail. Keep an eye out for the next Media Labs Days!

Programme

(subject to changes)

Friday 2 February

From 9h – Arrival of the participants – Coffee

9h – 10h VISIT AND PRESENTATION – MEDIA LAB BAYERN
Pitches of selected startups: Plantura, Shelfd, Vivoico, Voctag & Factfox

10h – 13h: PRESENTATIONS – LABS DAY PARTICIPANTS
What are you working on in your labs? What are your concepts and solutions to bring more innovation in the media industry?
Every participant should bring a 10 minute presentation/talk on their work and challenges

13h – 14h: LUNCH

14.30h – 15.30h: VISIT – SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
Süddeutsche Zeitung is one of Germanys most renowned national newspapers. In 2017 they won the Pulitzer Price for their investigative research on Panama Papers. Wolfgang Jaschensky, Leiter Entwicklungsredaktion, shows us the newsroom and innovation department.

16h – 18h: VISIT – IBM WATSON IOT HEADQUARTERS
In 2017 IBM opened its Global Headquarters for Watson IoT (Internet of Things) in Munich, Germany. We’ll visit their offices where they established a lab to experiment with various use cases for IoT.
– Visit of the IoT and Smart Home Lab
– Exclusive Meeting with IBM Experts on how they use cross-industry inspiration to get ideas for innovative products and how they designed their innovation processes.

18h END OF DAY 1

19h DINNER

Saturday 3 February

9h to 12h – IDEATION AND WORKSHOP SESSION
Let’s team up and find out how we can collaborate!

Discussions and brainstorming around topics ranging from: innovation culture, startup acceleration, personalisation of news content, VR/AR/Mixed reality, Chatbots, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Data visualisation, Robot journalism, etc.

– What have you already done in these fields?
– What would you like to do in the future in these fields ?
– Matchmaking looking for partners / projects / collaborations

Moderation: Lina Timm

12.30h: WRAP UP
What are our next steps? What can be done tomorrow/next week/next half year?

13h – 14h LUNCH

14h – 16h DISCOVER MUNICH
What Munich has to offer when it comes to innovation, creation and creative industries.

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