Once upon a time there was a coachman…, Thomas Raffeiner began at the first SZ Impulse Conference, “Smart, digital and networked – innovative business models for the ‘Energiewende’ of the future”, and used a series of images to illustrate the disruptive development from the coach to the automobile in the course of 12 years. His clear message to the public: “The digitalisation of the energy market is the key to the further development of the ‘Energiewende’. Using intelligently controlled car batteries as storage devices is the future.”

Numerous experts from business, politics and science met in Berlin to discuss the digitalisation of the energy world. The focal points of the conference, besides Smart Home and Smart Living, were storage devices, distribution platforms and services, as well as the use of digitalisation and the idea of disruption in companies.