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Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Martin Kröll and Prof. Dr. Bernd Kuhlenkötter, the international expert workshop as part of the EU project “Digital Coach” took place on June 15 and 16, 2023 in the research building of the ZESS (Research Center for the Engineering of Smart Product-Service Systems) on the Mark 51°7 site in Bochum. Experts from nine EU countries took part in the workshop. The conference focused on digital transformation in organizations and selected economic regions in Europe. The following experts, among others, presented their research results: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kuhlenkötter (RUB): Conceptual approach of the ZESS research building and the Learning and Research Factory (LFF) of the Chair of Production Systems at the Ruhr University Bochum, Prof. Dr. Matthias Kiese (RUB Geographical Institute): Structure Change 2.0: The Ruhrgebiet on its way to knowledge economy?, Prof. Dr. Jörg von Garrel & Samantha Werens: (Kompetenzzentrum Arbeit & KI, Hochschule Darmstadt): Artificial intelligence, acceptance of AI-based working systems and producing middle class, Dr. Sönke Knoch (leader of the regional future center for artificial intelligence and digital transformation; Research team of Prof. Antonio Krüger of the german research center for artificial intelligence): Human-centric AI for SMEs, Dr. Benedikt Sommerhoff (German Society for Quality, Frankfurt a. M.): Use cases, perspectives and realization of integrated digital quality assurance, PD Dr. Tobias Kämpf (Institute for Social Science Research e.V., ISF Munich): Artificial intelligence and the transformation of work, Sandra Kunhenn (Project Manager BO-technologies, Bochum Economic Development (WirtschaftsEntwicklungsGesellschaft Bochum mbH): Digital approach and development of technology ecosystems under an umbrella brand in economic regions and Prof. Dr. Peter Dehnbostel (Technical University of Dortmund): Corporate Learning Ecosystems as a perspective?


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