Future of Technology / Futurist Research / (Mega-)Trend Research
It is im possible to predict the future! Albeit one of the oldest desires of humankind, we still do not know for sure what will happen tomorrow. But grace to scientific methods, e.g. (mega-)trend analysis, it is to estimate and extrapolate what is most likely to happen over the next two to five decades – from global warming, technological disruptions, ethical challenges, economic crisis to societal progress.
Technology Ethics / Robo-Ethics / AI Ethics
Ever since the dawn of humankind, technology has been disrupting our lives. From fire, pottery, metalworking over mechanics, transistors to the internet and robotics: technology is permeating all areas of our living realm! And within itself, it is neither „good“ nor „bad“ – it depends what we use it for. As technological progress is getting faster, the ethical and moral aspects of technology need more attention and transparent, educated public discourse is crucial to foster sustainable and responsible innovation!
Digitalization / Industrie 4.0 / IoT / IIoT
Digitalization is already considered to be the new megatrend, which will affect and disrupt at least all areas of industrial manufacturing and production. Having shaped KUKA’s Industrie 4.0 strategy from the beginning and contributed to the Platform Industrie 4.0, Dominik can share a unique view on IoT from its early beginnings. Maybe, it is even more evolutionary than most people think and we should not turn it into a self-fulfilling prophecy…
Technology Governance / Robotic & AI Governance
Technologies like Robotics, Automation and AI will change our world! They will have at least as much impact on people’s daily lives over the next 50 years as the internet and computers had on the last five decades. To foster sustainable and responsible innovation, the world needs governance structures to (self-)regulate technological progress. Educated discourse involving all kinds of stakeholders has to be stoked to address peoples‘ questions and fears!
Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship / Startup Mindset
What makes startup so successful? How can large enterprises learn from these „speedboats“? Is there a way, how to catch and transfer their entrepreneurial spirit into existing structures? These questions have been core to Dominik’s work at Microsoft, KUKA and now Festo. Reach out, if you want to hear his answer!
Robotics & Automation / Human Robot Collaboration / Consumer Robotics
Robotics, Automation and AI will change the world! Our grandchildren will grow up as the first Generation R of Robotic Natives. And we are Robotic Immigrants – still with very analog background, but we will be witnesses of a huge disruption – first, the Digitalization and then the Automation of our world! Dominik is shaping the future of robotics – in industry and academia – since he joined KUKA and IEEE in 2011.
Innovation Management / Design Thinking / Disruption
Everybody is hunting for disruptive innovation. Unfortunately, it cannot be „planned“ but only recognized as such in retrospect. Or could you have foreseen the disruptive power of cars, electricity, transistors or the Internet? Luckily, there are methods to change mindsets and foster creative, user centric – speak innovative – thinking. Design Thinking, Blue Ocean Strategy, Business Model Generation Canvas, Value Proposition Design, … , are only a few.
(Demystifying) Technological Hype Topics
Gartner’s Hype Cycle is a great tool to identify technology trends – but also to debunk them. On the peak of the hype, everybody seems to be craving for a certain technology – without knowing about its up- or downsides. Blockchain, the Cloud, neural networks & deep learning, Robot Process Automation, Autonomous Driving and E-Mobility are good examples. Learn more about how to demystify these trends and get back to the facts that really matter.
Future of Work / Cities of the Future / Smart Mobility
We are living in very interesting times! Never before has progress taken such an incredible pace. All parts of our daily lives are affected and will undergo fundamental change. Cities will transform into smart metropolitan areas, where industrial, recreational and service zones start to blend. New mobility concepts will permeate, enrich and in some cases also challenge these areas. But the biggest change might loom in our work environment…
Impact of Technology on Society
Technology can improve our lives and make the world prosper. The same technology can also cast doom and perish onto whole societies. Why do people either tend to be excited or deeply afraid? What is the Hollywood effect? Dominik’s research in the domain of technology foresight has shed light onto these questions.