Digitization – much more than just a hype Presented by Prof. Dr Christoph Meinel

Event Dates:

3:00 pm Wednesday 18th Oct 2023

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Prof. Dr Christoph Meinel

Christoph Meinel (Univ. Prof., Dr. sc. nat., Dr. rer. nat., *1954) holds the chair of Internet Technologies and Systems at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI), academically structured as the independent Faculty of Digital Engineering at the University of Potsdam.

From October 2024 to March 2023, Christoph Meinel was CEO and Scientific Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI). He is engaged in the fields of cybersecurity and digital education, has developed the MOOC platform openHPI.de, supervises numerous Ph.D. students, and is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking, where he is also scientifically active in research. Earlier scientific work concentrated on efficient algorithms and complexity theory.

Christoph Meinel is author or co-author of more than 25 books, anthologies, as well as numerous conference proceedings. He has had more than 550 (peer-reviewed) papers published in scientific journals and at international conferences and holds a number of international patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program, honorary professor at the TU Beijing, visiting professor at Shanghai University, concurrent professor at the University of Nanjing, and member of numerous scientific committees and supervisory boards.


  • Overview of all fields of cybersecurity.
  • Sustainable AI and digital education including future directions.
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"Our responsibility is, to the extent of our view into the future, to form the present felicitous for the next generation according to the best of our knowledge and belief”

Theodor Billroth (1829-1894)