Working Together on The Future of Engineering

Albrecht Fritzsche and Sascha Julian Oks met with regional officials of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) to hand over their compilation on the Future of Engineering, published in the renowned Springer Series on Philosophy of Engineering and Technology (POET). The book presents twenty different views on contemporary challenges for engineering in theory and practice, which will shape the future of the discipline and its interaction with other stakeholders in technology and innovation ...

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Celebrating the 2018 Shin Awards

FAU’s Alexander Bohnert and Albrecht Fritzsche (wi1) have been honoured at this year’s Global Insurance Forum in Berlin. They received the Shin Research Excellence Award of the International Insurance Society and the Geneva Association together with co-author Shirley Gregor for their paper on digital agendas in the insurance industry. The award was handed out to them by Shin Chang-Jae, son of the founder of Kyobo Life Insurance, and Mike Morrissey, president and CEO of the International ...

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Dominik Kalb on Mobilizing Information Resources in a Smart Service Factory

Dominik Kalb at CADE2018 Venice

Wi1 member Dominik Kalb took center stage in the first plenary paper session at this year’s #CADE2018 conference on Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy, held at Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in Venice. In his talk on “Mobilizing Information Resources”, he presented insights from the ongoing research project SmartDif on the creation of smart service ...

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New Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Manufacturing

Albrecht Fritzsche and Sascha J. Oks

Albrecht Fritzsche and Sascha Julian Oks contributed with three research papers to this year’s joint CIRP CMS and SPS conference in Stockholm, Sweden. They discussed comprehensive strategies for implementing cyber-physical systems, transparency in multi-objective decision making, and order management in agile, individualised production environments. Their engagement with industrial engineers at the conference strengthened our cross-disciplinary ties in research on the digital transformation ...

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More than new technical devices: a semiotic look at the digital transformation of industry

The Future of Engineering: Philosophical Foundations, Ethical Problems and Application Cases

Kick-off of the executive education program "Leading Digital Transformation" at IIM Bangalore, India

Digital transformation has become a goal for many companies that aim to embrace the digital age and revamp their business models and strategies. It transcends add-on features to existing channels or products and services, and encompasses many aspects of the customer experience, as well as the processes that underpin it. For many practitioners, as for scholars, the concept of digital transformation remains though fuzzy as each industry is different and the capabilities differ from one form to ...

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Data-driven operations management: organisational implications of the digital transformation in industrial practice

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