Germany: Driving the Digital Future

Angelika Geiger (Germany Trade and Invest GmbH)
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Germany’s well-diversified economy has allowed it to weather the economic crisis of the past year much better than many of its European neighbors. The ICT industry in particular has proven to be an important catalyst for the resurgent German economy – continuously recording positive growth rates in recent times. As a result and due to the strong focus on research and development, Germany is leading the way in shaping Europe’s digital future.

This session takes a closer look at Germany’s ICT industry and explores its various segments to showcase the latest technologies being developed there. It introduces Germany’s R&D infrastructure and how R&D funding is stimulating new developments, such as those at the Emmy Award-winning Heinrich Hertz Institute. The session also presents opportunities for companies from other countries to benefit from collaboration and partnerships with German companies and research organizations. Finally, it demonstrates why Germany is a very attractive location for ICT investment and introduces Germany Trade & Invest, Germany’s official foreign trade and inward investment promotion agency, which offers a wide array of services to investors all over the world.

  • Sponsored by GTAI
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Angelika Geiger

Germany Trade and Invest GmbH

Angelika Geiger has headed the West Coast office of Germany Trade and Invest, GmbH, the trade and inward investment promotion agency of the German Federal Government, since 2004. In this role, she provides information and services to high-tech companies interested in establishing business operations in Germany. She specializes in advising Clean-tech and Information Technology companies. Before joining Invest in Germany, Angelika served as CFO/COO of various Bay Area high-tech companies, including most recently, software company, SL Corporation, and e-commerce company, Entango. In her career as a corporate finance professional, she steered companies through various transitions including M&A, venture capital financing and the opening of overseas subsidiaries. In her role as COO, Angelika managed overall company operations, including departments such as Sales and Marketing, Product Development, HR and other departments. Angelika studied in Germany for one year before graduating from U.C. Santa Barbara. She has completed graduate course work in the MBA program at SFSU. Her community involvement includes service on the boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations such as Field Research Corporation, SL-Japan, Slide Ranch and others.

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Sponsors
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • .CO
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Ericsson
  • Germany Trade & Invest
  • IBM
  • Berlin Partner
  • blueKiwi
  • EffectiveUI
  • HP
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • OpenSRS
  • OpenText
  • PayPal
  • Pearltrees
  • The Planet
  • SOASTA

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