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Univention Summit 2023

At the Univention Summit 2023 on January 17, 400 CIOs from companies, municipalities and federal states met with software and hardware manufacturers as well as IT service providers to exchange experiences. The agenda focused on Digital Sovereignty and successful projects such as the Sovereign IT Workplace, dPhoenix Suite, Gaia-X, Sovereign Cloud Stack and the digitalization of school IT. Participants also learned everything about the roadmap of UCS and UCS@school, the Univention ID Broker and our new roles and rights model.

The congress program offered a varied mix of technology and best practice presentations, keynotes and panel discussions. In workshops and the exhibition with around 30 IT manufacturers, attendees could find out about a wide range of proven solutions and meet their providers in person. An evening event with a show program and joint dinner completed the day. On the morning of January 18, the event continued with workshops, round tables and a technician barcamp.

We would like to thank all attendees, speakers, partners and exhibitors for making the Univention Summit what it is: an important platform for networking and knowledge transfer on the topic of digital sovereignty for companies, the education and administration sector. See you again – at the next Univention Summit 2024 in Bremen!

First impressions

Summit in numbers

  • 17 & 18
    January 2023
  • 650
    ATTENDEES ONSITE & ONLINE
  • 30
    EXHIBITORS & PARTNERS
  • 25
    Speakers

AGENDA 2023: WE ROCK IT!

Maintrack in the MornING
9:00 to 10:45 AM

UCS Technology TrACK
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

Education TrACK
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

WorkshOPS
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM

Public Sector TrACK
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Education TrACK
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

WorkshOPS
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

WorkshOPS
2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Afternoon MaintrACK
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WorkshOPS 1
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WorkshOPS 2
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Technics BarcAMP
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Konsul-Hackfeld-Haus

  • UCS & UCS@School Technology Barcamp

    At our Barcamp, the participants themselves define the topics of the open workshops around UCS and UCS@school and discuss them in small groups with UCS users, developers and Univention employees from Product Development and Professional Services. Finally, we will conclude the Barcamp with a joint lunch.

  • Joint Lunch

These were the speakers 2023

Peter Ganten, Univention

Peter Ganten

CEO Univention

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Ann Cathrin Riedel

Ann Cathrin Riedel

Chairwoman LOAD e.V.

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Dr. Martin Hagen, Staatsrat beim Senator für Finanzen Bremen

Dr. Martin Hagen

State Councilor Budget, Personnel and IT
Senator for Finance Bremen

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Andreas Reckert-Lodde, ZenDis

Andreas Reckert-Lodde

Head of ZenDiS
Federal Ministry of the Interior

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Sirko Scheffler, Databund

Sirko Scheffler

CEO
DATABUND

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Silke Tessmann-Storch, Dataport

Silke Tessmann-Storch

Board
Dataport

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Mathias Waack, Fachbereich Organisation und IT Stadt Schwäbisch Hall

Mathias Waack

Department of Organization and IT City of Schwäbisch Hall

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Portrait von Oliver Bouwer, SKB Referat 10

Oliver Bouwer

Speaker IT Senator for Children and Education Bremen

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Milisav Radmanić, VP Products & Technology, Univention

Milisav Radmanić

VP Products & Technology
Univention

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Meik Hansen, Leiter Referat IT-Infrastruktur Senatorin für Kinder und Bildung Bremen.

Meik Hansen

Head of IT Senator for Children and Education Bremen

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Marie Aurich, Produktmanagerin UCS@school, Univention

Marie Aurich

Product Manager Education Univention

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Uwe Presler

Uwe Presler

Head of Technical Pre-Sales
Public Sector Division Bechtle

Ingo Steuwer, VP Platform & Technology Univention

Ingo Steuwer

VP Platform & Technology
Univention

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Oliver Schulze, CEO agorum Software GmbH

Oliver Schulze

CEO
agorum Software GmbH

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Dr. Ralf Resch, VITAKO

Dr. Ralf Resch

Managing Director
VITAKO

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Volker Sziede, Education Manager Deutschland Apple

Volker Sziede

Education Manager Deutschland
Apple

Holger Dyroff: owncloud

Holger Dyroff

COO
ownCloud

Peer Heinlein Opentalk

Peer Heinlein

CEO
OpenTalk

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Sönke Schwardt-Krummrich, Univention Development

Sönke Schwardt-Krummrich

Teamlead UCS@school Univention

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Andreas Gauger Open-Xchange

Andreas Gauger

CEO
Open-Xchange

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Dr. Julia Pohle Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung

Dr. Julia Pohle

Scientist
Social Science Research Center Berlin

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Matthias Spielkamp AlgorithmWatch

Matthias Spielkamp

Managing Director
AlgorithmWatch

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Farina Steinert TraveKom

Farina Steinert

Head of Department Digital School
TraveKom

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Tobias Stahl: Stadt Lübeck

Tobias Stahl

Head of School IT
Hanseatic City of Lübeck

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Malte Matthiesen

Information technology City of Flensburg

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METROPOL THEATER BREMEN DAY 1

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WHAT THE SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS SAY

Michael Schulz-Heirich

A valuable and important conference for the ” Who is Who” of the Open Source Community. A real MUST for all champions of digital sovereignty in the public sector.

Michael Schulz-Heirich, Leiter Vertrieb Dataport

Partner EN: Dataport
Markus Michels

Open exchange, relaxed atmosphere, a lot of expertise and enthusiasm around Open Source – that’s what makes the Univention Summit special for us and why it’s the right stage for our video conferencing solution OpenTalk.

Markus Michels, CEO OpenTalk GmbH

Partner EN: OpenTalk

The network I build at the Univention Summit is (almost) as important as the infrastructure network I maintain for the schools in the district. That’s why I’m always happy to travel to Bremen.

Werner Umbach, EDP Service Schools District of Kassel

Landkreis Kassel EN: Werner Umbach
Christoph Maier: Thomas-Krenn.AG

The Univention Summit in wintry Bremen is a fixed part of the annual event calendar of the Thomas-Krenn AG. It is where technical expertise meets the excellent network of Univention partners and customers: A valuable opportunity for us to deepen existing contacts and establish new ones.

Christoph Maier – CEO Thomas-Krenn.AG

Partner EN: Thomas-Krenn.AG
Holger Dyroff: owncloud

It was a great pleasure to discuss again the possibilities of file exchange, integration into existing file storages via SAMBA and collaborative editing with medium-sized users and educational institutions. We took home valuable suggestions. As the most frequently installed 3rd party app from the App Center we are also looking forward to the next Summit!

Holger Dyroff, VP Sales & Marketing & Co-Founder ownCloud

Partner EN: owncloud
Martina Sander: Cornelsen

The use of digital offerings in schools becomes increasingly important for us as a provider of educational media. Teachers and students should be able to use them without hurdles and barriers and in infrastructures that are as open as possible. A prerequisite for this is good interaction between all school IT offerings. The Univention Summit is an excellent place for inspiration and exchange on this topic.

Martina Sander – Cornelsen Verlag

Partner EN: Cornelsen Verlag
André Müller: Bechtle GmbH

100% Open. An open and honest exchange between manufacturers and IT service providers from which both sides benefit.

Andre Müller – Bechtle GmbH

Partner EN: Bechtle
Anja Zeising: ifib

A characteristic feature of the Univention Summit is the open exchange at a high professional level from different perspectives. In a pleasant atmosphere, participants exchange information about very practical or technical, but also planning topics such as media development planning, IT support structures, requirements specification and evaluation. This is how digital transformation can succeed in the educational sector.

Anja Zeising – Institut for Information Management Bremen GmbH

Partner EN: ifib
Indra Cloet: agorum

I’m really looking forward to the next Univention Summit and the many Open Source colleagues who will be there. You always meet new, interesting people. For me, the Summit is the perfect start into the year.

Indra Cloet – agorum

Partner EN: agorum

Our partners in 2023