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IFA Keynotes: Personal Insights of World-leading CEOs

IFA Keynotes

Prominent international decision makers from the fields of consumer electronics, home appliances and related industries share their personal visions


More than 1,400 attendees from 62 countries joined the IFA Keynotes in 2016.

The Keynotes demonstrate current and future developments of all relevant IFA segments: lifestyle, telecommunications & infrastructure, TV & entertainment and home appliances.

  • Which technologies are on the verge of a breakthrough?
  • What are the major industry players working on?
  • What are the changes that come with general digitalization?
IFA Keynotes Call for Speakers 2017

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Online Stream

The IFA 2016 Keynotes are available as an online stream here.

IFA Keynote Speakers 2016

Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, CEO BSH Hausgeraete GmbH

IFA Keynotes 2016 was opened by Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, CEO BSH Hausgeraete GmbH. In his keynote, he provided insights into the company’s latest visions and strategies surrounding the “Consumer Experience in the Connected Kitchen”.

Dr. Ottenberg introduced Mykie, the kitchen elf. A cute robot that could soon be standing on the kitchen table to share useful tips. Over the coming years he should make it out of the current laboratory environment and into real-life kitchens, so he can become better acquainted with other connected devices in the home and get to know his new family.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Managers at Daimler AG and Head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG and Head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division held the second keynote.

Dr. Zetsche provided insights on how the car will actively enhance passengers' well-being on the road and how the car has started to turn into a mobile personal assistant. With me connect Concierge Service, motion seating, community-based parking, and smart ready to drop, Dr. Zetsche presented the car as a quality time machine.

IFA 2016 Opening Keynote
“Consumer Experience in the Connected Kitchen”

Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, CEO, BSH Hausgeraete GmbH

IFA 2016 Opening Keynote
“Consumer Experience in the Connected Kitchen”

Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, CEO, BSH Hausgeraete GmbH

IFA 2016 Keynote “The ultimate mobile device: The car as a 'Quality Time Machine' “

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG and Head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division

IFA 2016 Keynote “The ultimate mobile device: The car as a 'Quality Time Machine' “

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG and Head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Division

Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer AMD

Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer AMD gave unique insights into the new era of Virtual Reality.

To Mr. Papermaster, Virtual Reality is the logical advancement of a development that has already taken us from radio, to televisions, to computers and digital connectivity. We are now standing before the path to true virtual presence. The Internet of Things (IoT) is already revolutionizing everyday life.

Harriet Green, GM, IBM Watson IoT, Commerce and Education

Harriet Green, GM, IBM Watson IoT, Commerce and Education, was speaking about "Outthink Disruption: Innovation in the era of Cognitive Internet of Things".

Miss Green shared how IoT and cognitive capabilities are improving the lives of people around the world - by enabling better design and interface, by enabling innovative new services, and by unleashing the value of ecosystems of people, devices and more.

Green brought Olli with her onto the stage at CityCube Berlin. Olli is a driverless twelve-seater minibus with an electric drive.

IFA 2016 Keynote "Race to Reality: The Next Billion-people Market Opportunity"

Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer, AMD

IFA 2016 Keynote "Race to Reality: The Next Billion-people Market Opportunity"

Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer, AMD

IFA 2016 Keynote "The Internet of Things: Changing the way we live"

Harriet Green, GM, IBM Watson IoT, Commerce and Education

IFA 2016 Keynote "The Internet of Things: Changing the way we live"

Harriet Green, GM, IBM Watson IoT, Commerce and Education

Language: English

IFA Keynotes are free of charge to all trade visitors, IFA exhibitors and press.

Press Contact

Nicole von der Ropp
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