highQ and Stadtwerke Osnabrück hosted the congress “The Future of Mobility – Experience Live”
The future of mobility was the focus of a two-day conference that took place on 2 and 3 June 2022 at the Alando Ballhaus in Osnabrück. The event was opened by the mayor of the city of Osnabrück Katharina Pötter, followed by a dedicated lecture by Anna Kebschull, County Councillor of the district of Osnabrück, on the integration of rural areas. Dr. Claas Beckord, Head of the Sustainable Urban Development Unit, then ranked the requirements for digitalization from the perspective of smart city development. Ulf Middelberg, as an eloquent opinion-maker for the mobility turnaround, presents an innovation impulse from the perspective of the Leipzig public transport companies. Before the lunch break, highQ held a presentation section, in which the highQ MobilitySuite as a platform for sustainable mobility solutions that conform to the common good, as well as the Zeitmiles Solution and the topic of highQ Social Mobility were part of the presentation.
In a panel discussion there was a lively debate on the subject of data protection vs. data treasure. Sascha Lobo gave a keynote address on “How the Net is Changing the World” about the importance of the digital world for the future of mobility. After a successful first day of the congress, moderated by Guido Cantz, the evening program took place in the Alando Palais.
There was also a lot of fun, as highQ also celebrated its 26th birthday – the day was rounded off with a comedy performance by Guido Cantz and the musical entertainment of the Rock`n ́Roll & Beat band „The KaiserBeats“.
The second day started with a presentation by Maik Blome, Head of Product Management and Digitalization at Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG, on the Osnabrück Mobility Portal and a stimulating contribution by Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer on the “temporal change” and the consequences for sustainable mobility.
The optimal integration of users was part of a panel discussion in which Christina Haspel (Head of the South Region of the Mittelstand 4. 0 Competence Center Usability, University of Media), Prof. Plank-Wiedenbeck (Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Bauhaus University Weimar), Werner Linnenbrink (Head of Mobility Services at Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG) and Dr. Katharina Peine as moderator discussed ways of achieving the best possible customer:internal benefits.
Afterwards, the participants were able to visit the partners and sponsors of the congress at different stations and get to know the application examples for cities as well as the employee portal and take a look at the background system. Experience live also meant that congress visitors had the opportunity to use the many services and offers already implemented in the greater Osnabrück area free of charge for five days.
highQ would like to thank its partners Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG, Fair City Partners, Bauhaus Mobility. Lab, ITS Germany e. V. , ZEITMEILEN AG and Prisma Solutions, as well as the team of Alando Osnabrück for their support.