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The impact of blockchain technologies on DATEV

On June 18, DATEV-CEO Dr. Robert Mayr invited our 20 students taking part in the seminar on strategic innovation management to present their research findings at DATEV. Having worked intensively in their groups during the last two months, the students generated in-depth insights and interesting use cases for DATEV based on various blockchain technologies, e.g. crypto-currencies, smart contracts, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). The discussions with students, DATEV executives, and Dr. Mayr during lunch showed that the blockchain has disruptive potential and therefore requires further research and action. Prof. Voigt and the Chair of Industrial Management are looking forward to diving deeper into this fascinating technology.