Tuesday 20 October 2015

Transparency in the blogosphere!

Though not strictly instrumentation we though this event might interest our visitors. Last March “Rock the Blog” at the CeBIT Global Conferences in Hannover (D) celebrated a tremendous debut. Now this event “of, by and for bloggers” is hitting the road with a satellite event in Berlin.

The new satellite event – which takes place on the evening of 17 November 2015 in Berlin – has an impressive list of speakers, including Richard Gutjahr, Klaus Eck and Markus Beckedahl, discussing the topic of “Transparency as a Raw Ingredient in Digital Transformation”.

• Markus Beckedahl is one of Germany’s best-known Internet activists and Editor in Chief of netzpolitik.org. Last July the German Attorney General conducted an investigation against him on the grounds of treason. The investigation was called off in August, as Beckedahl continues his fight for citizens’ basic rights in the Digital Age.

• Moderator, journalist and blogger Richard Gutjahr has been giving a lot of thought to the issue of quality online journalism for years. Among other things, he is one of Germany’s most active journalists on snapchat. Gutjahr also moderated an interactive TV show – “Supernerds”, broadcast by the WDR television network – devoted to the topic of digital monitoring.

• Klaus Eck, publisher of pr-blogger.de and head of the Eck Consulting Group, is an expert on content marketing and reputation management. In his book, “Transparent und glaubwürdig” (Transparent and Credible), he analyses how companies and people can survive in a transparent society. According to Eck, any brand can leave a positive imprint on the Web by skillfully employing social media and blogs.

The venue for “Rock the Blog Satellite” is the Games Science Center in Berlin (Kreuzberg district). The panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. Beginning around 7:30 p.m. a networking session including drinks and snacks will take place in Berlin’s ZukunftsMuseum. Admission costs €20.

• “Rock the Blog” will be back at CeBIT 2016 – once again as a full-day event on Friday, 18 March, within the scope of the CeBIT Global Conferences in Hall 8.

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