Univention Summit 2017 – Program

stefan gohmann

Stefan Gohmann, Univention

Future of UCS: What are we working on?

Thursday, 10.40 AM, Keynote

The developers behind Univention Corporate Server (UCS) are currently dealing with many topics. The presentation gives an insight into the current developments. In addition, the current roadmap of UCS is presented.

Oliver Schulze, agorum

Oliver Schulze, agorum

Digitalization with DMS: a Universe Full of Possibilities

Thursday, 10.30 AM, Keynote

Digitalization is on everyone’s mind, but many companies are lagging behind in implementation. Reason is often the uncertainty when choosing the right way. The entry though can be so simple.

Alexander Kläser

Alexander Kläser, Univention

Product Roundtrip – Highlights 2016 and Look-Out 2017

Thursday, 1.30 PM, Technology Track

In 2016, UCS and its ecosystem has evolved in many ways, from small improvements in popular features to major extensions provided in new Apps. The first part of this session will highlight the most popular enhancements and Apps of UCS 4.1 with technical insight and examples from current projects. The second part will give an overview about changes and new features in the upcoming UCS 4.2 in order to prepare you for the upgrade. Finally, we will conclude with topics that are currently discussed in the product development to allow immediate feedback from the audience.

Ingo Steuwer

Ingo Steuwer, Univention

Project Status: 30 Million LDAP Objects

Thursday, 12.15 PM, Technology Track

At the Summit 2016, we presented details about a running project to manage more than 30 million LDAP objects with UCS. Over the past year, the project has been productive – in retrospect and outlook, we are summarizing the experiences.

Detlef Oertel

Detlef Oertel, uib gmbh

Automated Installation and Configuration of UCS with opsi

Thursday, 3.00 PM, Technology Track

opsi is a tool for the automated installation and configuration of Windows and Linux systems. This talk describes the automated installation of UCS with its different roles. Options for installing and configuring software with the opsi client agents are also presented.

Thomas Ruuetschi

Tobias Rüetschi, Adfinis SyGroup AG

Automated Configuration of UCS with Ansible

Thursday, 11.30 AM, Technology Track

SIP21 is a UCS-based, preconfigured turnkey solution for smaller schools. The first standard configuration of its kind has been automated with Ansible and a daily run-through ensures that any incorrect adaptations can be reset again by the customer.

Adfinis SyGroup AG developed its own Ansible modules for this automation and provided them to the community upstream. These modules replace some manual requests from udm and implement the checks required for Ansible. For example, a user is only created if it does not already exist, otherwise it is simply modified. These modules are presented individually.

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App developers introduce themselves

Univention App Center Compact

Thursday, 11.30 AM, Univention App Platform-Track

In short but to the point presentations you will be introduced to selected apps from the App Center. Get to know their most important features and why they might be of value to you. And afterwards you can grab the opportunity to have a personal chat with the app vendors.

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Cord Martens, Univention

The Bill, Please! – UCS as a Transaction Platform

Thursday, 1.50 PM, Univention App Platform-Track

For several years the Univention App Center has been the platform for developers to provide their own software. Partners and users, in turn, are offered the chance to safely and easily install and maintain third-party solutions.

…. and now you receive the bill! As long as it is beneficial to you as a user, partner or software developer.

In this presentation we want to inform users, partners, and software developers of the current status and our plan to use the App Center for commercial purposes: from a buyer’s and seller’s perspective.

Nico Gulden

Nico Gulden, Univention

Understand your Data! How App Providers increase their app performance

Thursday, 2.10 PM, Univention App Platform-Track

Without knowing how products are used, it is difficult to develop good ones. Learn in this lecture why such data is needed, which kind of data about the use of UCS and the App Center we collect anonymously, which conclusions we draw from it, and how this data influences product development.

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Reference reports of partners

Business Models for App Developers and Providers

Thursday, 2.30 PM, Univention App Platform-Track

A UCS-based business model from the perspective of a system integrator and software developer. Which part does the distribution of UCS and the UCS Core Edition play and how does the user profit from it in the end? These questions as well as expectations towards Univention will be addressed by two partners each from their unique personal perspectives.

Andreas Breiter - ifib

Andreas Breiter, ifib Bremen

Digitizing School – Media Integration and Its Organiszational Gaps

Thursday, 11.30 AM, Education Track

The federal state, the Länder and municipalities of Germany are overtaking each other with new initiatives for the digitalization of schools. What’s behind this, how are all these activities interlinked, which role play municipal media development plans, and how are schools included in these processes? The speech reflects upon the current developments, uncovers organizational inadequacies, and opens up new perspectives of cooperation.

Markus Bäumler, Pädagogisches Zentrum Basel-Stadt

Markus Bäumler, Pädagogisches Zentrum Basel-Stadt

Definition of Requirements and Further Development of IT Infrastructures in Schools

Thursday, 1.50 PM, Education Track

One city, 50 schools, 3,000 computers and a whole host of special requirements. ICT Medien takes care of the entire IT infrastructure for the primary schools in the city of Basel, Switzerland.

How do we coordinate the different requirements? How do we develop our system further? Some solutions, some examples, and no patent remedy.

Thomas Herbst

Thomas Herbst, Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg

Complicating Things is Easy. Yet Schools Want IT That is Easy to Understand.

Thursday, 11.50 AM, Education Track

In 2002 the Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg developed its first own, pre-configured network solution to meet schools’ IT requirements. Since then the paedML has become standard and is meanwhile used by over 600 schools. Since summer 2016 primary school teachers are able to use a new interface for interactive classroom control. This school console is
intuitive to handle and makes the use of digital technology in classes very easy.

Simplicity and an integrated IT approach constitute the foundation for the paedML concept, which is presented by Mr. Herbst, Head of Department at the Landesmedienzentrum BW. This approach extends beyond the technical solution into many other areas such as support, training, and continuous development.

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Christian Degen, Open-Xchange

OX as Mail Solution for Schools

Thursday, 2.30 PM, Education Track

With its multi-tenant capabilities and good scaling, OX App Suite is the first choice for many hosters and telecommunication providers worldwide. These functions also make the system interesting for educational institutions to provide teachers and students from different schools and classes with a central communication platform.

In this presentation, we will explain and demonstrate the possibilities of the App Suite.

Jan Christoph Ebersbach, Univention

Jan Christoph Ebersbach, Univention

The Next Level in School IT: Automation and Delegation during Import as well as Cross-School User Accounts

Thursday, 2.50 PM, Education Track

Univention has made great advances with UCS@school in 2016. The changes implemented represent some of the most extensive since the product was launched. UCS@school is now the leading product in the fields of automation of user imports and flexibility in the assignment of user accounts to schools.

In this talk, Jan Christoph Ebersbach, product manager for UCS@school, reports about the innovations in the product and the ideas currently in the development and evaluation phases. In addition, he asks what challenges will be encountered by schools in the future and what consequences they will have for UCS@school.

Michael Grandjean

Michael Grandjean, Univention

Workshop: Current Standard Scenarios for UCS

Friday, 9.00 AM

Current standard scenarios for UCS: The number of scenarios for using UCS has grown a lot, e.g., thanks to the launch of SAML for single sign-on and also through self services for end users.

The expert talk will introduce you to specific examples which can be tested live. You will also be updated on the current status of UCS 4.2.

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Dirk Wiesenthal, Nico Gulden, Univention

Workshop: Make an App

Friday, 9.00 AM

In-depth view of Univention App Center’s approach to Docker as well as several integration szenarios for Apps. This workshop enables software engineers to build an App in less than four hours. Integration scenarios include the identity management, the mail stack, DBMSes and more in various settings.

Christian Lemke, NetCologne

Christian Lemke, NetCologne

The A-Team: School IT Requires a Professional Team

Friday, 9.00 AM, IT in Education

NetCologne’s School Support department looks after the active IT infrastructure in schools for 10 local authorities. This talk describes the need for IT support in schools and the strategy behind centralized user maintenance and software distribution.

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Björn Stolpmann, ifib consult
Anja Zeising, ifib consult



Municipal Media Development Planning for the Establishment of Education-Friendly IT Infrastructures

Friday, 10.00 AM, IT in Education

With an average planning horizon of four to five years, the local authority media development plan lays the foundations for establishing an equipment planning concept for (mobile) end devices, school networks, server solutions, education management systems, educational software and digital (educational) content, developing and/or adapting the necessary operating concepts, ensuring sustainable funding, communicating these plans with all the responsible parties in the school division, and ultimately steering the implementation at all stages of the project. The contribution provides information on the individual components of a local authority media development plan and strategies for its implementation.

Benjamin Kümmel, Satdt Fulda

Benjamin Kümmel, Stadt Fulda

All from One Source, Office365 for Schools

Friday, 11.00 AM, IT in Education

The German city of Fulda successfully introduced UCS@school into all its schools this year. Important aspects of the offering include the synchronization of UCS@school with an Active Directory as well as centralized WLAN authentication and the centrally provided home drives for all 14,000 pupils and members of teaching staff. To round off the offering, Office365 is now also being rolled out for all schools. Mr. Kümmel reports on the experiences gained and challenges encountered when compiling and implementing this extensive offering.

Sönke Schwardt-Krummrich

Sönke Schwardt-Krummrich, Univention

Everyone Wants BYOD – but How to Start?

Friday, 12.00 AM, IT in Education

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is now really in demand. Arguments in favor of BYOD include simple and convenient use, cost savings in 1:1 equipment with devices and independence compared with the current situation where often only minimal IT equipment is available. This workshop addresses the questions, technical requirements, and solutions associated with the introduction of BYOD from RADIUS to Internet filters right up to the introduction of ‘quality of service’. In addition, Sönke Schwardt-Krummrich will be demonstrating how UCS@school currently accommodates these requirements.


Andreas Breiter - ifib

Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter

Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter, is Professor of Applied Informatics at the University of Bremen and focuses on “Information and Knowledge Management in Education”. Academic Director of the Institute for Information Management Bremen GmbH (ifib), a not-for-profit research institute at the University of Bremen.

Focuses: IT management, e-learning and organization development in schools and higher education institutions as well as their management

Peter Ganten

Peter Ganten

Peter H. Ganten is the CEO of Univention GmbH. He studied physics and psychology and was working in different fields of research and consulting before founding Univention. He has been involved with Linux since 1994 and has become well known as an author of a user guide about Debian GNU/Linux.

In addition to his role at Univention, he is also the Chairman of the Board of the Open Source Business Alliance.

Speaker Henning Beck

Dr. Henning Beck

Dr. Henning Beck is a biochemist and holds a doctorate in neuroscience.

In 2013, he worked at the University of California in Berkeley, where he developed modern innovation and marketing strategies for companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of several books and regularly contributes to the Wirtschaftswoche business news magazine and GEO magazine.

As a speaker in international demand, he regularly gives speeches and talks on topics such as “Neurobiology and Creativity” and advises companies on how they can utilize the principles of the brain for innovative organization structures. His extraordinary presentation concept earned Dr. Henning Beck the title of Deutscher Science Slam Meister (German Science Slam Master) in 2012.

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Stefan Gohmann

Stefan Gohmann has been working with Linux since 1998. He studied computer sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Emden and wrote his diploma thesis at Utimaco Safeware AG were he continued to work as a developer after his graduation. He has been working at Univention since 2003. Since 2004 he has been Head of Software Engineering at Univention.

Senatorin Dr. Claudia Bogedan

Dr. Claudia Bogedan

Dr. Claudia Bogedan has been Senator for Children and Education of the Freie Hansestadt Bremen since July 2015. In 2016, she also chaired the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, which, under her presidency, focused on digital education and developed a strategy paper “Education in the digital world”.

monika schnizer, fujitsu

Monika Schnizer

Monika Schnizer has 30 years of experience as a software developer at Siemens, Fujitsu-Siemens and Fujitsu.

Since 2013, she has been heading the Open Source Clearing House of the product development area in Germany and functions as a central interface between the development and the legal department in terms of Open Source.

Since July 2015 she has been heading the Bitkom Open Source working group.

Holger Koch, DB Systel

Holger Koch

After successfully completing his computer science studies (with focus on communication and information security), Holger Koch worked for almost 15 years as a consultant for various automobile builders, banks, and logistics companies. The focus was on rapid prototyping, product launches, and problem solving. Since 2011, he has been employed by DB Systel GmbH, the IT subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, where he is responsible for automation, monitoring, and promotion of the use of open source software.

In this context, he is organizing an annual open source workshop to bring new products, ideas, and developments to DB.

Dr. Jörg Liebe, Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG

Dr. Jörg Liebe

Since April 2015, Dr. Jörg Liebe has been Chief Information Officer of Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG and Managing Director of zeroG GmbH.
Dr. Liebe has been active in the airline IT industry for more than 17 years. He began his career at Lufthansa Systems AG in early 1999. In his current position, Dr. Liebe is responsible, among other things, for innovation management.
As managing director of zeroG GmbH, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG, he is responsible for the development of data-based business models and innovative solutions for travel and passenger experiences. ZeroG supports zero-share companies in the airline and travel industry.

In this context, he is organizing an annual open source workshop to bring new products, ideas, and developments to DB.

Oliver Schulze, agorum

Oliver Schulze

Oliver Schulze is the managing director of agorum® Software GmbH.

He is one of the two heads behind the popular open source document management system agorum® core. Working with agorum® since 2000, he developed the idea for the DMS together with his partner Rolf Lang and is responsible for strategic product development.