The annual series of Europe-wide events enables customers and partners to discuss and re-think solutions to issues affecting their industries.

Bracknell, UK. 30th January 2024 – Panasonic Connect Europe’s next European TOUGHBOOK Innovation Forum takes place on 8th February in Frankfurt, bringing customers and partners together to debate and discuss how innovative solutions can help organisations work more efficiently, and tackle existing and future industry issues.

Keynote speakers include Astrid Steingrüber, Client Computing Category Lead for EMEA, Intel® to discuss the emerging application of artificial intelligence in computing; whilst Igor Krstin, Senior Specialist, Microsoft, will explore how its latest operating system, Windows 11 Pro – and its integration with Microsoft Copilot – can improve productivity, security, and management.

They will be joined by Steven Vindevogel, Head of Mobile Solutions Business, Panasonic Connect Europe; Nobuharu Nagahata, Project Manager Technology Center, Panasonic Connect Japan; and Thorsten Lutz, Solution Architect (TOUGHBOOK) at Panasonic Connect to discuss TOUGHBOOK’s long-term goals, the benefits of private 5G campus networks, and what makes Panasonic TOUGHBOOK devices some of the most rugged and robust tablets and notebooks available.

Steven Vindevogel, Head of Mobile Solutions Business, Panasonic Connect Europe, said: ‘’We all know that social-economic clouds continue to hang across Europe in the form of higher costs, supply chain challenges and skilled labour shortages. But there are also encouraging beams of sunlight breaking through in the shape of technologies, such as 5G and AI, that promise to transform the way we do business in the mobility space.”

Further TOUGHBOOK Innovation Forum events are planned in Stockholm on 13th March, before Panasonic’s ‘Explore 24’ Innovation Forum on 18th April, with more details to be released soon.

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