Annual Report 2015/2016
In 2016, the year of its 160th anniversary, the VDI is focusing on the topic of ‘digital transformation’. This term refers to the global change in the economy and society brought about by the systematic penetration of information and communication technologies into daily life. This change affects all aspects of our lives and covers all industries.
As a think tank for technical subjects and their relation to society we help to shape this change in many ways: we initiate dialog with policy decision-makers and society, set standards, and support the development of suitable general conditions. The aim is to make the best use in Germany of the opportunities afforded by digitalization in order to improve competitiveness, the working world, the quality of life, and the environment.