It is not just the modern architecture of the new building that impresses – the SIA also uses modern learning concepts, in particular those that cover the topic area of digitalization. In future, all training courses will be flexibly adaptable to customer or employee needs through the use of individual modules. The focus is on co-creation: Customers bring their technical requirements with them to the SIA event. There, working with SICK’s experts, they develop individual solutions directly with and on the product. This takes place, for example, by simulating device sections and plant clones in process, factory and logistics automation. The methods follow the ‘design thinking’ approach, and were specially developed by the Sensor Intelligence Academy for such special learning requirements. Unique room variants and philosophies support innovative learning with suitable media technology and furnishing concepts.
Daring to network
Meeting areas and modular room concepts lead to undreamt of, but desirable, encounters. Discussions and ideas can develop in a relaxed atmosphere in chance conversations struck up during breaks by participants attending different events. “We deliberately developed the entire space concept to bring people together,” explains Marcus Neubronner, Head of Sensor Intelligence Academy Sales, Marketing and Customer Training. “We are not afraid of employees chatting with customers, or even customers with other customers. On the contrary, we are already seeing the positive effects of such open exchanges.