Last year in the first week of November 2016 we had the very first edition of the European Technology & Engineering Management Summit (E-TEMS) at the ZENTEC Zentrum für Technologie, Existenzgründung und Cooperation in Frankfurt, Germany. In collaboration with the IEEE Germany Section and the local German Chapter, this conference was organized with as theme of this first edition: “Engineering for Economy 4.0 – Managing Increasing Complexity and Speed”. With a real interesting keynote from Stephen (Steve) E. Cross, Executive Vice President for Research and Professor, H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia (USA). Steve presented a model of an innovation ecosystem: the Atlanta experience. About the so- called Tech Square, the eight-square-block area in Midtown designed to facilitate private and public research ventures, that has attracted the corporate research centers of 12 Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Panasonic, and Coca-Cola, as well as hundreds of small technology startups. And just recently, NCR, one of the largest U.S. electronics companies, moved its global headquarters from the suburbs to Tech Square. And about 150 years of history surrounding Georgia Tech, social responsibility, leadership, civil rights movement and more.
This first edition of E-TEMS, while relatively small, created a comfortable setting for the participants to enter into intense discussions amongst each other, a great value and experience in particular for the young researchers.
For 2017 we are planning to have the E-TEMS in Munich, Germany in the month of October and are the discussion with Dr. Thomas Holzmann and Professor Klaus Sailer on how to organize this edition. As soon as more information becomes available we will inform you. Details will also be placed on the updated website: http://www.e-tems.org as we plan along