Harnessing the Future of Innovation and AI in a German-US Partnership





Apr 19, 2021


Harnessing the Future of Innovation and AI in a German-US Partnership

April 19, 2021, 10:00 AM PT

With a new administration in the US, and elections in Germany later this year, the German-US partnership will need to be re-defined. If done right, there will be opportunities abound for a new transatlantic cooperation and exchange on cutting-edge technologies and their manifold applications in business.

We are delighted to have the US Consul General in Hamburg, Darion Akins, and the German Consul General in San Francisco, Hans-Ulrich Suedbeck, weigh in on the new political framework with their unique transatlantic experience. Leading experts in innovation and AI from both sides of the Atlantic will add their expertise on technology trends, with a focus on sustainability and climate mitigation, including ethical viewpoints of what’s technically possible.

This virtual event will kick-off the German-American Innovation Week, addressing start-ups, SMEs (Mittelstand) and research institutions of both the US and Germany, as well as everybody who is interested in innovation and collaboration between the two countries.

April 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT (Germany: 19h – 20h CET)


Darion Akins, U.S. Consul General in Hamburg for Northern Germany

Hans-Ulrich Südbeck, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, San Francisco

Olaf Groth, CEO & Founder of Cambrian Futures, Professor at HULT International Business School, Professional Faculty at Berkeley Haas, Author

Thomas Neubert, Senior Director Datacenter Business Innovation Office, Intel, Chairman BoD, GABA

Antonio Krüger, CEO and Scientific Director of the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI), Full Professor for Computer Science at Saarland University, Head of the Ubiquitous Media Technology Lab

Ingo Hoffmann, Managing Director AI.HAMBURG, Advisor for the German Government in AI, Member Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), Expert for Bundesagentur für Sprunginnovation (SPRIN-D)


German American Business Association of California
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)


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