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Together we shape our world for good.

Supporting Partners 2023

Aftermovie - Digital Shaper Summit 2023

RECAP 2023

Get a glimpse of the DSS 2023 in Düsseldorf!

150 attendees, consisting of passionate young talents, subject matter experts, and leading businesses gathered to build a strong network and learn from each other.


18 sessions of workshops and speeches delivered insights in the fields of artificial intelligence, the future of work and digital education.


The summit bridged the gap between two of today’s most pressing challenges: how can we empower more individuals to create positive impact with AI and better understand today's changing world? And how can we use the power of AI to finally make effective digital education accessible for everyone?


Dr. Christian Temath

Managing Director KI.NRW

Fraunhofer IAIS

Jan Kopp

Innovation Program Manager EMEA

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Ekrem Namazci

Founder & CEO GDEXA,

Ex-Microsoft Data & AI Lead

Dr. Margherita Grossi

Principal Research Engineer - Applied AI

Huawei Germany

Sarah Rojewski

AI & Automation Manager

Telefónica Germany

Dr. Jochen Nelles

Learning Specialist, Global Operations Practice

McKinsey & Company

Dr. Hanna Hoffmann

Associate Data & Tech

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Hamidreza Hosseini

Founder & Managing Director


Dr. Daniel Truhn

Sr. Doctor Radiology & Data Scientist

RWTH Aachen

Sabrina Engling

Technical Product AI Specialist

Trusted Shops

Marcus Schueler

Head of Digital Responsibilty Services

MHP - A Porsche Company

Dr. Julia Imlauer



Simon Graff

Founder & GenAI Metaverse Specialist


Stefan Hildebrand

Co-Founder BYTE Challenge,

Leader GI Junior Fellows

David Middelbeck

Co-Founder & Managing Director edyoucated

René Ahlsdorf

Co-Founder & CTO
Planetary Vision



Learn from leading organizations and experts about modern and future work, where your talent will be needed most, which skills you need to develop and how to enable yourself and others to aquire this knowledge.

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Connect with like-minded and inspirational peers, meet innovative companies that hold potential opportunities for you and discover free offerings of NGOs to support your growth journey.


What is a day full of learnings and new connections without a good after party? Get yourself drinks and snacks, listen to good music and enjoy an evening full of fun, dancing and chatting.

"The vast majority of us here today has no idea of how this technology actually works. What I'm wondering is: how should we, as citizens, be able to make wise political decisions if we do not understand what's possible and what is not. [...] There is now an increasing gap between those who design the change and those who are left behind. Because they lack the skills or the means to adapt. Once again technology races ahead, and education falls behind."

David Middelbeck

TechLabs Co-Founder @ TEDxMünster


Who can participate?

Everyone interested in topics around personal upskilling, technology trends and digital education can participate. We are looking for a diverse audience that is curious to learn and willing to drive future change.

How much does the participation cost?

The ticket price is €5 per person. This includes access to all talks and workshops, free food and beverages as well as access to the afterparty.

What is the timetable?

You can find the full agenda above  in the navigation bar. Doors open at 09:00 am, program runs from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. In the evening there will be an afterparty with DJ.

How do I get there?

The event takes place at the Tubuh Club, Hansaallee 321, Building 5, 40549 Düsseldorf. // Public Transport: From Düsseldorf Central Station take U74 or U76 to "Düsseldorf Lörick" and walk 5 minutes.

Do I get free food?

Absolutely! There will be free food and drinks during the day and alcoholic beverages will be served for the afterparty.


The Organization Behind The Digital Shaper Summit

TechLabs is a globally acting non-profit organization led by volunteers that builds and offers free cohort-based learning programs in technology skills (Data Science, Deep Learning, WebDev, UX Design). The concept combines individual online courses, hands-on project work and a social community of passionate learners, mentors and like-minded business partners. Our program is open for every motivated individual.


We dream of a world full of digital shapers. Individuals who use technology to approach the challenges of our time with a digital and entrepreneurial mindset. Together, we want to address the digital skills gap and shape our world for good.


Until today, more than 3,000 passionate learners from more than 60 countries have participated in our program.

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