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A journey from the beginnings of digitisation to the future

Art and IT – do they even belong together? PTA GmbH said yes and invited to the fourth event in the “IT meets ART” series of events on 16 May, where participants could gain an insight into impressive technologies and best practices for digital transformation. In addition to exciting art and IT topics, there was another reason to visit the event at the Kunsthalle Mannheim: The PTA GmbH turns 50 years old!

Digitisation and art with pioneers and thinkers of digitisation

Successfully pursuing digital change – that is the goal in companies. That is why the PTA, together with colleagues from WirtschaftsWoche, has now organised the event IT meets ART for the fourth time. In top-class presentations, the guests experienced a journey from the beginnings of digitalisation to the future.

, founding dean of the Bayreuth Faculty of Economic Sciences, reminded the audience in his lecture that digitisation was already taking place 50 years ago, not least by the Mannheimer Programmier-Technische Arbeiten GmbH (PTA GmbH) founded in 1969.
Léa Steinacker, founding member of ada , the platform for the digital life and economy of the future and former CIO of WirtschaftsWoche.

IT meets ART at the Kunsthalle Mannheim: Thinking, thinking ahead, celebrating

As in previous years, a museum tour was the prelude to IT meets ART. The Kunsthalle Mannheim combines classic exhibition concepts with innovative digital offers such as virtual and augmented reality. After the presentations, visitors had the opportunity to round off the evening with further discussions and networking at Fingerfood.

“Even 50 years later, the acronym PTA (Programmier-Technische-Arbeiten) has not lost any of its topicality and significance; digitalisation and a wide range of IT-related services are more in demand than ever. We are very pleased that we were able to celebrate together with over 200 guests at the Kunsthalle Mannheim,” explains Dr. Tim Walleyo, member of the PTA management board.