The NEXT18 main theme

NEXT discusses digital trends and their impact on human behaviour, before exploring what these mean for businesses and their strategies. Each year, we intend to provoke new thoughts with our broader theme for the NEXT Conference. Find out more below!

Join us in September in Hamburg!

NEXT is an invitation only event with a carefully curated audience. But don’t worry, getting your application in is not that hard.

From Digital Sucks...

After ‘Digital Sucks’ in 2017 we will focus on ‘Digital Fix’ this year – as it seems there are millions of opportunities out there to fix digital and make things a lot better. And we’re not only talking about fixing Facebook here, we also look at the way we innovate and build products, regulate and govern, educate the next generation or take responsibility as business leaders and citizens.

...to Digital Fix

At NEXT, we want to examine some of the biggest challenges ahead. We need to fix digital before it fixes us: How do we deserve to regain trust as companies? Do we build meaningful products that solve consumer problems? How can we redesign the digital world? These are some of the questions that NEXT18 will discuss.

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Speakers at NEXT18

Programme 2018

NEXT18 is a two-day conference bringing you inspiring keynotes in the morning, deep-dives in the afternoon, networking fun in the evening and concert extravaganza at night. Join us for light bulb moments with digital experts and forethinkers from around the world. You will gain helpful insights for business and life, explore the complexity of our digital world and meet like-minded people in a very special environment.

Let’s Talk About X

This year, NEXT’s main focus will be on these topics: AI and machine learning, shifting powers in the digital space, Digital Humanism and the transformation of work force, new ways to innovate and best practice in UX, product design and marketing.

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