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Human Friendly Automation Participants Andrea Nahles, Gundula Rossbach, Lars Schatilow et al

Thank you for joining the HFA Day 2023


Berlin & Virtual | 25. October 

-held in german language-

The annual event of far-sighted decision makers in the AI era

Human Friendly Automation (HFA) Day is the annual event of the cross-industry HFA Alliance of Experts. It is aimed at decision-makers who see artificial intelligence not only in technical terms, but also as a renewal of the entire organization and shape it in the interests of people, based on the HFA Values Charter

Hosted in the first year by IBM Deutschland and in the second year by the German Federal Employment Agency, in 2023 the German Pension Insurance Federation (DRV Bund) is pleased to host the 3rd HFA Day.


Foto: 2nd Human Friendly Automation Day 2022 at Federal Employment Agency of Germany 

The German Pension Insurance Federation as host

Discussions, book presentation, practical examples

On October 25, 2023, the DRV Bund premises will be all about how we organize people's work under the influence of artificial intelligence and digital automation, and how change can be designed in a human-friendly way. Topics that are gaining relevance not only due to the current debate about ChatGPT. Because in the private sector as well as for the DRV Bund and the entire public sector, it is not about cutting jobs through automation, but rather about introducing intelligent technologies in such a way that the work of employees can be improved as quickly as possible and in a way that builds trust, in order to offer added value to citizens.  


"I'm very pleased that we are the host of the HFA Day 2023 on our premises, giving this important topic a stage and the network a platform for exchange."

Dr. Stephan Fasshauer, Director at German Pension Insurance Federation

Source: DRV Bund

In the morning of the 3rd HFA-Day, participants can expect exciting discussions and lectures as well as the presentation of the book "Human Friendly Automation" initiated by the network, including a panel discussion with the authors. A presentation on practical examples and experiences from the DRV Bund will round off the morning program.

Speakers (Selection)
  • Dr. Stephan Fasshauer, Director at German Pension Insurance Federation

  • Andrea Nahles, CEO Federal Employment Agency Germany

  • State Secretary Dr. Fedor Ruhose, CIO / CDO of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz

  • Jürgen Kandlbinder, Lead Digital Transformation Next at Bayernwerk Netz GmbH

  • Anna Kopp, CDO/CIO Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

  • Dr. Matthias Flügge, CDO at German Pension Insurance Federation

  • Sascha Poggemann, CEO Cognigy GmbH

  • Stefan Latuski, CIO Federal Employment Agency Germany

  • Marta Szpindor, Head of IT Business Innovation at RWE Generation SE

  • Oliver Suchy, Head of Department Policy and Good Work, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB)

  • Dr. Lars Schatilow, Lead Digital Change DACH IBM Deutschland GmbH & Founder of Human Friendly Automation

  • Dr. Tobias Kaempf, Research Lead humAInWorkLab, ISF Munich

Download the Agenda here

If you would like to attend on-site in Berlin, please send an email to: Please remember that the contingent for presence guests is strongly limited to 100 persons and decision-maker level. A decision and invitation will be made by the host, DRV Bund.

"There is a fine line between the enthusiasm for autonomous design and possible excessive demands. The principles of Human Friendly Automation help us to find the right balance."

Dr. Matthias Flügge, CDO at German Pension Insurance Federation

Source: DRV Bund

Be live: Join the HFA-Day 23 virtually

The entire morning of the event (9:20 am to 2:00 pm) is open to all interested parties and can be streamed live online here. You can get directly involved in the event via the question tool

Ask a question (in German please)

As part of the Q&A rounds, you can ask a question here.

If you write your name & organization under your question, the moderator will read it out. Otherwise your question will be asked anonymously. Please remember: Only a limited number of questions can be considered at any given time. Thank you very much!


"I am very pleased that we can host the so important Human Friendly Automation Day for the third time. My thanks go to the expert network and the DRV Bund!"

Dr. Lars Schatilow, Founder of Human Friendly Automation
Source: Gene Glover
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