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Hot topics of digital transformation in 2022

Which digital transformation topics will gain relevance in 2022 and why? We asked bidt's board of directors and management at the start of the year.

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Understanding digital transformation – shaping the future through dialogue. To kick off the year, we asked our bidt board of directors and our management for their assessment of the following question:

In your view, which topic of digital transformation will gain (social) relevance in 2022 and why?

The new year will bring a boost to digitalisation. The challenge is to set the course so that we create more prosperity for people and do not fall into a technological dystopia.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Boes To the profile

Germany experienced a crash course in digitalisation during the pandemic. There is still some catching up to do in public authorities, working from home and in the use of AI, but the wheel has also been overturned in many places. We need to discuss how we can make the digital transformation sustainable.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Felix Freiling To the profile

2022 will be a good year for the digitalisation of the administration. Both the Online Access Act and new digital laws in Bavaria, Schleswig-Holstein and Saarland will provide the innovation boost in public authorities that we have sorely missed so far in the pandemic.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann To the profile

Digitisation of medicine, data economy, virtual reality and regulation of AI are central digital topics of our time. The developments referred to by these terms have a profound impact on our living and working environments. To control them, however, we first have to understand them.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf To the profile

The relationship between data protection and the potential uses of data – because we have seen, not only in the discussion about the Corona app, how 'data protection' is often used sweepingly and as an argument for prevention, even when the law provides no compelling basis for it.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner To the profile

Education initiatives to give an understanding of what AI can and cannot do should be offered broadly to encourage a discourse in society on how we want to live, learn and work with AI.

Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid To the profile

Careful research, separating news from opinion, and balanced reporting require resources and top talent. A challenge will be to ensure the funding and visibility of quality journalism in digital information environments.

Prof. Dr. Hannah Schmid-Petri To the profile

Digitalisation is helping us to cope better with the consequences of the pandemic (working from home, etc.). But what about people who rarely or never use the Internet? How can we prevent a digital divide in society between the 'onliners' and the 'offliners'?

Dr. Christoph Egle To the profile

Digital twins of people, machines, cities and communities will gain social relevance in 2022, mainly because data will be made available on a larger scale. This process will be self-reinforcing. As a result, the actions of politicians and entrepreneurs will be driven more than ever by the value of data.

Dr. Herbert Vogler