How will we live in 2030? What role does Germany play in the age of "artificial intelligence"? And what limits do algorithms need? We will get to the bottom of these questions together with the other participants of this year's ada Fellowship program. Within the framework of an exciting agenda, 11 AdEx ada Fellows will find answers to achieve a common goal: to transform the land of poets and thinkers into a society of digital pioneers.
Because the future is already here! And since our foundation in 2012 we have been helping to shape it: For our customers, our partners and for our employees. And this is the reason why we decided to participate this year in the ada-Fellowship Program 2020 to discuss and develop innovative solutions together with the other participants. Our goal: A platform and digital education offensive for Germany - inspiring, involving and motivating. Jointly supported by business, science, media, politics and administration.
Monthly focus topics on future skills form the framework of the program and our ada Learning Journey 2020. ada team and partners from the digital education sector - including the Hasso Plattner Institute and Code University - accompany our AdEx Fellows through an interdisciplinary, in-service program. Here we will learn more about the most important future technologies, their application potential and the transfer to the digital change in our own organization.
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Self-awareness - More from July 2020
We live in an ever-changing world. Things that seem normal to us today are no longer valid or "state of the art" tomorrow. Digitalisation is contributing to an unprecedented speed. But this is exactly the point where opportunities arise for all of us. Both privately and professionally we get new opportunities. The key lies within ourselves and the question of how open we are to these new opportunities. We will deal with curiosity, courage and flexibility and apply methods to use these successfully for ourselves and our society.
Algorithms - MORE FROM JULY 2020
Without really noticing it, algorithms have become an integral part of our lives. Whether in the calculation of travel times via Google Maps, shopping in online shops or even in daily work on the computer. Algorithms are everywhere. Don't you think so? Then ask "Alexa". In general, the way such programs think and work is very abstract and often difficult to understand. That's why a thematic focus will be set here and the Fellows will gain insights into the logic of algorithms, since they are omnipresent in the age of the digital world.
Ethics - MORE FROM AUGUST 2020
The possibilities that we have and will have in areas such as digitalization or artificial intelligence far exceed what we as a society have been able to imagine so far. The first thing we think about when we think about these topics is the information technology behind them. However, it is especially the societal, social and ethical questions and problems that result from it. We have to deal with the moral dilemmas of the digital age and find answers to questions like the question of guilt in accidents with self-driving cars.
Agility - MORE FROM SEPTEMBER 2020
We live in a rapidly and continuously changing world. Things that seem normal to us today are already outdated tomorrow. For us as a company and as employees it is essential to adapt to new circumstances again and again. In fast, regular cycles we try new things, experiment and be creative - that's what we understand by agility. The user, in whatever area and me in whatever form, is at the centre of everything we do. We look forward to getting to know existing and new methods.
Mindfulness - MORE FROM OCTOBER 2020
We live in a time of flooding. We are flooded with stimuli, information and impressions in an unprecedented mass. It is difficult to concentrate on the essential. It is difficult to prioritize and filter out what is relevant for oneself and others. This applies to both the private and professional environment. We look forward to learning methods that allow us to reflect on the use of our resources. It's all about the right use of technology and information and also to pause and give up.
Artificial Intelligence - MORE FROM NOVEMBER 2020
Artificial intelligence is one of the driving themes of the digital world. It is certainly not a new topic. However, with the possibilities offered by digitalization and modern information technology, it takes on a completely different significance. It is about recognizing the potential that artificial intelligence offers us and using it sensibly. We are looking forward to developing our own position on this topic. Especially with a view to moral and ethical aspects.
Cultural change - MORE FROM DECEMBER 2020
The topic of "change management" is essential not only with the beginning of the digital age. Preparing organizations for change and applying the right and helpful tools is the topic of this learning module. Changes are often slowed down by complexity. We will get to know strategies that enable us to improve our communication and drive change.
Big Data - MORE FROM JANUARY 2021
Today there is probably no industry and no area in which data and information are not generated in masses. So even in areas like agriculture data is produced and used to work automated and data-optimized. But we see, if at all, at most the tip of the data iceberg. Most data remains unused, but offers immense potential. It's about recognizing and exploiting the potential that data provides for predictions, decisions and analysis.
Innovation Management - MORE FROM FEBRUARY 2021
Recognizing and promoting potential within the company requires professional innovation management. It is about taking over leadership and transforming these potentials into new business fields. We look forward to getting to know the necessary processes to discover ideas and to promote innovation.
Diversity - MORE FROM MARCH 2021
Adapting to change requires a personal and entrepreneurial openness. Openness to diversity promotes diversity and the ability to be creative. Closeness on the other hand slows down processes and change cycles. We will learn how diversity leads to increased productivity and success.
New Technologies - MORE FROM APRIL 2021
Today, we apply technologies that were still in the stars a few decades ago. Just as difficult as we had a hard time in 1980 predicting the technologies that determine our everyday life today, we have a hard time predicting the technologies of the future we will be confronted with in 2050. We will not look into a crystal ball, but together with the other participants we will gain insights into new technologies and discoveries and discuss potential applications.
Guided by the ada team and experienced partners from the digital education sector - including the Hasso Plattner Institute and Code University - the AdEx fellows go through an interdisciplinary, in-service program in which they learn more about the most important future technologies, their application potential and the transfer to digital change in their organizations.
In addition to digital skills, the ada Fellowship is primarily about community and learning from each other. The fellows work on joint projects in various teams. At our live events, they have the opportunity to learn from the leading personalities and designers of tomorrow's world. On-site and in live video coaching sessions they are supported by our learning guides and coaches.