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Webinar: How has the corona crisis boosted the digital transformation in Germany?

A majority of German companies cite accelerated digital transformation as the most important measure to emerge stronger from the ongoing crisis. In this webinar German and Swedish business representatives discuss the digitalization in Germany and the technologies needed to achieve it.

What crucial decisions are companies facing as the digital transformation continues to gather pace? What impact do technological and digital innovations have on, the in Germany so important, personal integrity? What is the significance of the digital transformation initiatives at EU level? And what business opportunities arise for German and Swedish companies as a result of this development?

Dr. Matthias Heiden, CFO, Software AG
Prof. Dr. Peter Parycek, Member of the Digital Council of the Federal Government and Head of the Competence Centre Public IT at Fraunhofer FOKUS
Patrik Larm, Country Manager Germany, Scrive

Moderator: Valle Wigers, German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce

About the speakers:

Dr. Matthias Heiden began his career at Deutsche Bank and worked for the software manufacturer SAP from 2005 to 2017, where he held several senior positions and was appointed CFO in 2014. After three years as CFO at the commercial vehicle supplier SAF-Holland, he has been CFO of Software AG, one of the world's leading software companies, since July 2020. He is also a board member and member of the presidium of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Prof. Dr. Peter Parycek is a member of the Digital Council of the German Government and advises the government especially on digitalization of public spaces. He is also one of the leading figures in the open government movement in the German-speaking world. As a specialist in internet law, he is Head of the Competence Center Public IT at Fraunhofer FOKUS, which aims to provide impetus for digitalisation in the public sphere.

Patrik Larm has many years of experience in the field of digitalization and with fast-growing tech companies. He is head of the German market at the Swedish tech company Scrive, which offers electronic signatures and identification. The company was founded in 2010 and has become a market leader in the Nordics and is now expanding on the German market.

For whom:
The webinar will be held in English and is aimed at our German and Swedish member companies from all sectors, authorities and stakeholders in research and development. Participation is free of charge for employees of our member companies.

If your company is a member and you have not received an invitation, please contact Project Manager Sophia Loader.

Interested in becoming a part of our network? Here you can read more about a membership with us (in Swedish or German).


This is a webinar within the innovation platform German Swedish Tech Forum initiated and run by the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (AHK Schweden) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). It was launched by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in January 2017. Read more about the Forum here.


Sophia Loader

Event Management


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1 Feb