Micro BarCamp on "IT Security" on November 6, 2019

OpenInnovation@HoLL– Innovation through Cooperation

Two of the essential requirements of Henry Chesbrough's concept of "Open Innovation" are more open research networks and a distributed innovation promotion. The economy of company research laboratories closed towards the outside would be anachronistic, explained Chesbrough. Since then, he stands up for the cooperation of multifaceted innovation networks. To use different sources of ideas and to market collaboratively developed innovations – that's what open innovation is about. [1]

The IT Security Micro BarCamp on November 6, 2019in the framework of the event "OpenInnovation@HoLL – Innovation through Cooperation“ at the FZI, provides actors from economy, science and public institutions interested in innovations, with a platform to share own ideas and projects, to maximise innovation potentials and to network sustainably. IT security meets BarCamp!

What to expect at the IT security Micro BarCamp

Participating instead of listening, asking questions instead of getting answers served, trying new things and sharing knowledge. No viewers, only participants!

Are you bored of dry lectures and ready to try something new?

The Micro BarCamp is the right thing for you and your ideas! An unconference, on which experts come together, discuss common interest and problems, establish new contacts, generate ideas, intensively exchange ideas and receive impulses for the focus and development of their strategy.


Who does the IT Security Micro BarCamp address?

The BarCamp addresses IT security experts, experts and managers, who are confronted with questions of secure information technology in daily doings, but also entrepreneurs, who are confronted with IT security in their practical working life.

Are you an employee in the IT division of a small-, medium-sized or large-scale enterprise? Do you deal with diverse questions concerning the safeguarding of your systems and products? Do you work as an IT security technician? Do you support companies in data security as a cybersecurity specialist? Then you will find exciting discourses and helpful answers on many questions here.


How to register?

The registration on the event is free of charge and can be made via the event homepage for the entire day www.fzi.de/aktuelles/openinnovation/anmeldung. Please register bindingly, since the Micro BarCamp is otherwise difficult to plan.



The IT Security Micro BarCamp will take place on November 6, 2019 between 02:00 p.m. and 05:30 p.m. at the FZI House of Living Labs in Karlsruhe.

Schedule (provisional)

  • 02:00 p.m. – 03:15 p.m.: Beginning of the round of introduction, session planning etc.
  • 03:15 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.: Break
  • 03:30 p.m. – 04:15 p.m.: 1st Session
  • 04:15 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.: Break
  • 04:30 p.m. – 05:15 p.m.: 2nd Session
  • 05:15 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.: Final round with feedback and a short presentation of the results


What is a micro BarCamp?

Our shortened BarCamp is an open event format, which means that the contents of the conference are open at the beginning and are determined by the participants on site. Participants are thus contributors – they are responsible for ensuring that the BarCamp provides exciting topics and that inspiring and perhaps controversial discussions arise. 


Good to know

  • Every person participates constructively, whether with a session suggestion, constructive contributions or support in the organisation of the session.
  • If you want to present something, you should inform us about the topic and name in advance (at Alexandrakis@fzi.de)
  • The dress code: Come as you are
  • Please feel free to talk and write about the IT Security Micro BarCamp of the event OpenInnovation@HoLL


Which topics can be submitted?

There is no right or wrong, as long as the session suggestion has something to do with IT security. At the end, the vote of the participants will decide.

Possible topics could be:

  • The IT worst-case scenario: Data theft! What has to be considered now
  • Awareness/sensitisation – top down & bottom up!
  • Ideas?


The presenter

Ute Blindert, consultant and presenter, „Netzwerken in digitalen Zeiten“ (networking in the digital age),  www.uteblindert.de


1 Cf. Chesbrough, H.: Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology. Harvard Business School Press, 2003