Want me to talk or teach?

Do you like the topics I am talking about? Do you need a speech? I do usually more than 30 talks, keynotes, and workshops a year on the Internet of Things (IoT), Inspiration, Innovation Management, Maker and Enterprise Development (the dirty work from JavaScript to C#/Java), Developer Motivation, User Experience, and Business Model Generation. I enjoy to discuss my thoughts and visions and I like to inspire and to share my practical experiences. Feel free to contact me (English or German). Well, I can not promise to make it happen, but I will try my best. Therefore, please send me a few details like date, location, nature of the conference, type of audience, are there any travel arrangements, honorarium, etc.

Current Ideas and Topics

Chatty Devices
Does mouse and monitor soon become a thing of the past? Will we communicate with devices in an augmented reality instead? Will devices still chat with us and not much more about us? Will they not rather know automatically what to do autonomously? Sascha does not just discuss these questions. He also shows how modern interaction and multimodal user interfaces can be integrated into your own connected applications using technologies such as Amazon Echo, Google Home and Microsoft Cortana.

My Minecraft-Smart-Home: Prototyping the Internet of Uncanny Things
Software and everyday objects are becoming increasingly “smarter”, take over more “responsibility” and know more and more about us. But what does that mean for developers and what impact does this have on the user? How do we convey the understanding and competence? Sascha covers IoT challenges and inspires with creepy examples. He also introduces a prototypic approach for hardware and software ideation based on visual programming and games like Minecraft. Of course, it is shown that this pragmatic approach is also suitable for professional projects using IoT platforms and smart home solutions.

The Physical Web: Context is King!
It’s no longer just about digitizing our environment. It’s rather about ubiquitous computing. Almost all everyday things will turn into connected devices soon. This “Internet of Things” allows the Web to be physically tangible. But what is the value, and how can one prevent IoT applications which just seem to be only more complicated than conventional solutions. Sascha will discuss the purpose and guide you through this complex topic showing inspiring solutions, tips from practice, and code samples in a variety of technologies from simple Bluetooth Beacons to more sophisticated IoT platforms.

November 2017

(TBC) User Experience Day, Dortmund

October 2017

Innovationshub, Düsseldorf

(TBC) UX Heads, Dortmund

2017-10-10 – 2017-10-13
World Usability Congress, Graz
Workshop “Value Innovation Prototyping for IoT & Chatty Devices”

IoTcamp, München
Chatty Devices

(TBC) Bitkom, Nuremberg
Usability and User Experience

2017-10-02 – 2017-10-03
(TBC) Chatbot Conference, Vienna

September 2017

(TBC) Bitkom Forum Software 2017, Berlin

2017-09-10 – 2017-09-13
(TBC) Mensch und Computer, Regensburg

2017-09-03 – 2017-09-05
(TBC) droidcon, Berlin

2017-09-01 – 2017-09-06
(TBC) IFA, Berlin

August 2017

(TBC) Home Appliances Innovation, Berlin

2017-08-25 – 2017-08-27
Maker Faire, Hannover

July 2017

Trivago, Düsseldorf

June 2017

2017-06-21 – 2017-06-22
EclipseCon France, Toulouse

2017-06-09 – 2017-06-11
Maker Faire, Berlin

Webworker NRW, Düsseldorf

Bitkom, Cologne
Conversational UX – von Chat bis Bot, von GUI bis VUI

Mai 2017

2017-05-17 – 2017-05-19
DevDays, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017-05-12 – 2017-05-13
.Net Day Franken, Nuremberg

2017-05-03 – 2017-05-05
building IoT, Heidelberg

One Day Hackathon “Retrofitting”, Darmstadt

April 2017

2017-04-06 – 2017-04-07
MVP Community Connection (MCC), München

Smart 2017, Budapest
An open platform approach for a better Smart Home

March 2017

2017-03-29 – 2017-03-30
Codemotion, Tel Aviv

2017-03-25 – 2017-03-26
MobCom, Sofia
Chatty Devices – Does mouse and monitor soon become a thing of the past?

2017-03-14 – 2017-03-16
Embedded World, Nuremberg

2017-03-05 – 2017-03-10
Launchpad powered by Google, Düsseldorf

February 2017

2017-02-16 – 2017-02-18
MakerCon, Heidelberg

Bitkom, Dortmund
Paradigmenwechsel oder Buzzword: UX im Spannungsfeld IoT

January 2017

Eclipse IoT Meetup, virtual
My Minecraft-Smart-Hom­e: Prototyping the Internet of Uncanny Things

More Ideas and Topics

Toys are us – Interactive apps with Gadgets (DiY)

Beyond Mobile: Super Natural Interaction made easy

Voice dialog systems (IVR)

Developers: The great unknown

Disgusting code – How to improve your workflow and teamwork

JavaScript everywhere: Rhino, Node.js, Chrome, Firefox OS just to mention a few…

Crashcourse JavaScript – From zero to hero

Inventor’s Kit – An overview (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, .Net Gadgeteer and alike)

Electricity doesn´t hurt – 101 course for designer and developer starting M2M (prototyping)

Interactivity and Connectivity: Available connectivity networks and interaction channels and their dependencies


1998 – 2016