The Voice of Converting & Flextronics

30 minutes of opinion, personality and debate. Our podcasts “The Voice of Converting” and “The Voice of Flextronics” are as entertaining as they are informative – essential for the key players in the converting and flextronics industry.

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28. March 2024 | The Voice of Converting | DE

The Voice of Converting | Michael Welsch (AI expert at Octopus Digital GmbH)

In this episode of The Voice of Converting, we talked to AI expert Michael Welsch, who brings generative models such as ChatGPT to the production lines of the converting industry with his company Octopus Digital GmbH. From mechanical engineering to artificial intelligence Welsch started out his career as a mechanical engineer. Then, in 2016, when he was working on his PhD, he met a colleague who had just returned from a conference in Las Vegas. He found the conference itself boring, but there was a hackathon on machine learning at the same hotel. At first, Welsch laughed out loud and wondered what that was supposed to be. This colleague then showed him what it was all about. And overnight he decided to drop everything. "I‘m joining in now! Back then, we already knew where the journey was heading, but we weren‘t quite ready to call it AI yet." Bringing analytical AI into production lines Welsch then founded his first company in 2018 to bring analytical AI into very broadly diversified production lines. Two years ago, the topic of generative AI came up – and now he is working on industry-specific solutions in this area. These primarily include printing, converting and coating machines, which Welsch believes are perfect for AI integration! In our Podcast, Welsch showcases the enormous possibilities of artificial intelligence within the converting sector. And he is certain: "AI is one of the most powerful tools mankind has ever created!"

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The Voice of Converting/Flextronics podcast, is published regularly/once a month. It can be accessed and subscribed to via all known podcast portals, such as Deezer, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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23. February 2024 | The Voice of Converting | DE

The Voice of Converting | Alexander Houben (JHT)

In this episode, we welcomed Alexander Houben, CEO of JHT Jakobs-Houben Technologie GmbH. The company from Geilenkirchen, Germany, has its core competencies in coating and engineering. In The Voice of Converting, Houben talks about making his company future-proof and the new management structure that had been announced at the beginning of the year. New management team As of 1 January 2024, Alexander Krause took over the positions of Deputy Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Moreover, Steffen Lambertz now heads up product development at JHT as Chief Product Officer (CPO) with immediate effect. The company management sees JHT as a key player in the roll-to-roll finishing sector in the future. The energy transition is a particular focus: the demand for battery electrodes, catalyst-coated membranes and other products is constantly increasing. JHT’s machines have established themselves in these and other industries. Together with partners from industry and research, the process and system technology will be further developed and optimised in cooperation projects. Creativity and flexibility In our Podcast, Houben also emphasises the lean and flexible structure of his company. JHT thrives on creativity, he is certain.

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15. February 2024 | The Voice of Converting | DE

The Voice of Converting | Social Media & GenZ

Teresa Walter-Leitzgen is our current guest on The Voice of Converting Teresa Walter-Leitzgen has been working in digital and content marketing since 2015. Before focussing on digital strategic consulting for companies, Teresa studied ethnology, law and political science at Goethe University in Frankfurt. Through her passion for triathlon and running, she has built up her own brand on social media and also implements multi-channel campaigns for regional and international clients. Public image on the social web In her podcast interview with Martin Hirschmann, Teresa tells us how she turned her passion for triathlon into a wide-reaching Instagram presence - initially by chance, but then professionally. Today, companies from various sectors benefit from her expertise and take their public image on the social web to a new level. LinkedIn also plays a major role in Teresa's work. In the podcast, we discuss why even small and medium-sized companies can benefit greatly from social media. GenZ - better than its reputation? We also talk about the image of GenZ and how it is portrayed in the media. Teresa explains why, in her view, much of the criticism levelled at the younger generation misses the mark. Expert at the M2N Converting Gipfel After the podcast is before the Gipfel: Teresa Walter-Leitzgen will be a speaker at the M2N Converting Gipfel in Hamburg (27-28 June 2024). The topics in this podcast provide an initial insight into her expertise - we cordially invite you to Hamburg to find out more!

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6. February 2024 | The Voice of Converting | DE

The Voice of Converting | Who are we?

Who are we - what are our goals? Welcome to our German-speaking pilot episode! We launched the PRO Converting and PRO Flextronics media hubs just over a month ago. A lot has happened since then. After a lot of positive feedback from the industry and even more work in the background, it's now time to ignite the next stage of our newly launched rocket! Welcome to our podcast! For the pilot episode, the three founders, Nina Pirchmoser, Nadine Bauernfeind and Martin Hirschmann, sat down together and give an outlook on the coming months. So before we start with the factual topics (it's almost time!), we would first like to introduce ourselves. Competent, personal and entertaining - just as we want our podcast to be in the future. Podcasts are all the rage As a classic "incidental medium", podcasts have become serious competition for radio. Whether in the car, to fall asleep or by candlelight in the bathtub - many people can no longer imagine their everyday lives without this audio infotainment. However, reporting on the converting industry has so far been very thin on the ground. That is now changing! Look forward with us to many hours of information and entertainment with exciting personalities and experts on the subject of converting.

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