Christoph Fahle
February 23, 2012

People in Beta auf den Cebit Global Conferences 2012

Hey, das betahaus geht im März auf Wanderschaft. Die Messe AG und der BITKOM haben uns eingeladen, unsere Zelte für 4 Tage im Herzen der Cebit auf der CGC (Cebit Global Conferences) aufzuschlagen. Was nehmen wir mit, was packen wir ein? Natürlich ein paar Schreibtische, den Lasercutter und unsere Freunde aus der Open Design City und dem Makerlab, denn wir werden vor Ort Hardware hacken. Mit dabei sind ebenfalls Deskwanted, the Masters of Coworking sowie ein paar Sandboxer und viele Andere. Zusammen mit Edelstall und Modul57 bauen wir einen temporären Coworking Space mitten in das Convention Center auf der Cebit und wollen Messebesucher zu Coworkern machen und Coworker zu Messebesuchern.

Ach und wer noch alles vorbei schaut: Von unsererem Lieblingscoworkingspace aus Wien, dem  Sektor5 kommt eine Ladung Startups zu Besuch, aus Hamburg rückt Protonet an und rüstet den Space mit Social- und Wifi Connectivity aus.

Wir schalten in kürze das Programm online, so dass man sich einen noch besseren Überblick machen kann, als das hier schon möglich ist.

Ein ganz klarer Aufruf an alle Frühaufsteher auf der Cebit schon jetzt: betabreakfast von Mittwoch bis Freitag von 9-10 Uhr mitten in den Cebit Global Conferences gleich um die Ecke der Registrierung.

Ein Preview des Programminhalts in Englisch und genommen aus diesem Post von Jay Cousins unser Master of Ceremony:

Networking Breakfasts every morningDesign students designing and making products at the event using our Laser Cutter and MakerbotStart Up Sessions, with the Sandbox NetworkCoworking with Betahaus, Edelstahl and Modul57Open Space for discussions/presentationsSpeed NetworkingHosted talksCoworking explainedEngaging demo’s from start upsIn addition to this we will be bring our usual spontaneity and respond live to the other activities at the fair and the conference.

Detailierte Infos zur zum Programm findet Ihr hier.

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Cost is a big one here. In regards to total transportation costs, the last mile comprises up to 53% of those - making it the least efficient part of the supply chain. Expectations of free shipping and next day deliveries add up to this.

Due to increasing digitalization and convenience services in every area of people's lives, the smooth and flawless process of getting the delivery to one's doorstep is exceedingly becoming what customers care most about. On top of that, for companies that package being delivered is an extension of their brand. The consumer is basically coming face-to-face with the brand, which makes it the biggest opportunity to heighten customer satisfaction.

If you live in a city and have even slightly observed your urban surroundings you’ve probably witnessed it first hand - urban congestion and crowded cities make it pretty tough to satisfy the growing demand and rising expectations of super quick deliveries. Add unpredictability in transit (like weather conditions), an incorrect address or remote locations, just to name a few, and you can see where this is going.

The worst part is, all those delivery trucks and vans that also produce a fair bit of emissions, are often only half full when they roll out for deliveries. This is mostly due to low drop sizes and stops along the route that are far and few between.

It’s not all hopeless though - Where there is a problem, there are solutions.

Same old, same old - isn’t always all that bad. Sometimes, all that’s needed are some new perspectives! The city of Utrecht, for‌ ‌example, implemented a zero-emissions electric barge nicknamed the “Beer Boat”. 

Since 2010 it’s carrying beer and food to the city’s downtown restaurants by using waterways. Other electric barges in Amsterdam not only deliver but even collect organic waste, which is then turned into biofuel in processing plants! Isn’t that cool?

It becomes clear that cities, logistics, as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌urban‌ ‌planners, are equally part of solving the inefficiency of the last-mile. Tackling this mountain of issues calls for teamwork!

A centralized platform, hub or network for similar companies, could do the trick to fill up the delivery vans & trucks that are barely loaded. Parcels could be distributed more efficiently between different companies and their delivery vehicles.

Like a big pool of parcels from different companies with every single parcel going into that one van with the same route!

Delivery Driver Experience and Smart Delivery Vehicles are also areas with huge potential for improvement and innovation.

Ellie: Two years ago we adopted a new legal structure for Jolocom GmbH according to the purpose model of ownership, manifesting our commitment and dedication to building a self-sovereign organization. That means we can’t take VC funding or sell public shares of the company. 

Volker: Jolocom is a community driven organisation – both in a tech sense but also much further beyond. We’re hugely involved in the DWeb community where we organize and attend events for the decentralized community. Every year we also help organize and attend the DWeb Camp in San Francisco, which brings together all kinds of creatives so this technology of tomorrow is built in a collaborative way.

Next to that on-demand experiences have become firmly embedded into people’s everyday lives - be it a mobile app to book a ride, send flowers to your loved ones or order lunch to your office. It’s all possible and has made premium features like real-time tracking a standard.  The online consumer expects nothing less and certainly doesn’t like to wait.

Making that quick and instant gratification happen is another story though. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations are needed to tackle all these factors. Does your startup have one? 

Then head over to our Future Logistics Challenge! Applications are still open until September 23rd.

Volker: There is this really nice place, called Green Rabbit with salads and baked potatoes where I like to go to. Sometimes I just keep it simple and go to Lidl.

Ellie: I eat a lot in cafe which is here around the corner and I love the Matcha Lattes from Starbucks.

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