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The Solutions Hamburg

Last week, and for the first time, the Solutions Hamburg took place, the conference for digitalization, business, and information technology.

The conference originates from the annual Solutions Camp, which used to take place right before the big Silpion IT solutions summer party. So-called quality sponsors (Qualitätspaten) of the Software Allianz Hamburg organized the program. By selecting the speakers, the sponsors ensured that the talks and workshops were of the highest quality.

sahParticipants at the Solutions Hamburg. Photo: Ulrike Parson

I attended the conference on Thursday and Friday and was impressed by the variety of topics. The experten.werkstatt offered specialist lectures, project examples, lots of information for business founders, and technical insights. There was something for everybody. And the Silpion summer party was a perfect opportunity for networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

We will be back next year!

 

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