Feel the digital pulse


Two days of innovations and visions of the future. Two days of inspiration, new perspectives and touchable technology. Around 50,000 visitors will experience DIGITAL X 2023 on September 20 and 21, 2023 – with 6 stages, 250 speakers and 300 partners on an area of 2 million square meters in downtown Cologne. 

The event will feature prominent guests such as Oscar-winning actor and human rights activist George Clooney, ABBA icon Björn Ulvaeus, futurist Amy Webb, entrepreneur Dr. Wladimir Klitschko and cyborg activist Neil Harbisson.

Under the slogan "Be digital. Stay human." we took a close look at current technological developments and megatrends – including, in particular, connected business, the future of work, security, and sustainability & responsibility – and got to the bottom of the question of how we can reconcile the benefits of technology with our humanity in a society of change. 

"Digitization is more than technology. Digitization needs people. This is exactly where our initiative comes in - we want to inspire and demonstrate the opportunities in a practical way," says Hagen Rickmann, patron of DIGITAL X and head of Telekom Deutschland's business customer division. "DIGITAL X sees itself as a platform that accompanies companies in every industry on the path to digitization. The focus is on sharing the steps and experiences on the path to transformation - whether as a newcomer or digital pioneer."

We say THANK YOU to everyone who contributed their ideas, knowledge and enthusiasm. THANK YOU to everyone who joined us in shaping a sustainable, digital and innovative future. THANK YOU to everyone who was #there and part of this unique event.

In this spirit: Be digital. Stay human. 

See you at the next DIGITAL X and look forward to seeing you!

Feel the digital pulse

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The initiative

DIGITAL X – Europe’s leading digitalization initiative

DIGITAL X is Europe’s leading cross-industry digitalization initiative, with over 300 dedicated national and international partners. It helps SMEs with their digital transformation.

What is the concept behind it? To network, share, and learn from each other in order to pave the way for digital progress.

DIGITAL X brings the top digitalization topics, exciting innovations, a nationwide partner network, and expert speakers to the decision-makers. It provides answers and solutions to specific challenges faced by businesses, such as “What does digitalization mean for me and my company?”, “What is the status quo?” and “What does the future of digitalization look like?”. We are re-defining digitalization together in a tangible way - and always with a focus on solutions by means of collective thinking.