Digitalisation, Sustainability and CSR

The IHK Munich has a nice set of mini-conferences that they are doing as part of their digitalisation initiative “Pack ma’s digital”.

The last one I attended was on Digitalisation and Sustainability.

The format was fun with a few initial speakers who spoke for 20 minutes each. There was a break followed by speakers who were pitching their products and services with 10 minutes each.

I liked the keynote from Rainer Karcher from Allianz Technology. He is the Global Head of Sustainability at Allianz. He was filled with energy and his explanation using reduce Footprint, increase Handprint and ensure Heartprint got me hooked. I also liked the fact that Allianz identified 5 SDG Goals to focus on and then is working to deliver on them.

I also liked the way the Raifeissenbank in Starnberg had identified transport to be their sustainability driver. It is interesting that Manuela Seeholzer talked about reducing the effect of carbon footprint by sharing transport instead of compensating.

I got motivated to do two things:

  1. Identify a few SDG goals like Allianz and focus on them
  2. Understand my private and business carbon footprint and see how to reduce it

This website from the government helps with a Self-Check to understand the carbon footprint that one has:

CSR – CSR-Self-Check (

What are the SDG Goals that you are planning to help as an individual or company?


Digitalisierungsinitiative der IHK (

15.11.2023: Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit (

THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (


Industrial Metaverse, AR Engineering and VR Future

I bought my Meta Quest 2 VR glasses in 2022.

I was interested in trying it out.

I played Beat Saber and really loved it. Moving to songs with two sabers and beating imaginary blocks is fun and different from Microsoft XBox Kinect playing experience (Yes, I skipped the gaming consoles inbetween).

I explored places I have never been to with National Geographic. I grew up reading National Geographic magazines and wanted to be National Geographic photographer when I was bigger. Exploring Antarctica and Machu Pichu was fun.

The IHK München organised an XR conference where they brought it players from VR, AR, MR and the Metaverse.

Here are some of the sessions and stalls I liked:

Industrial metaverse – hype or hope

Dr. Andreas Hutter explained the different between the Social, Enterprise and Industrial Metaverse and the different investments that Siemens has already made with Digital Twins and the Industrial Metaverse. I am convinced that the Industrial metaverse is a hope.

Praxisbezogene Einblicke ins Forschungsprojekt und in die „PlanAR“ Plattform – Mehrwerte durch 3D/AR gestützte Planungsprozesse

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Bräutigam explanation of the AR Engineering project where a colleague goes to a factory and then using AR glasses sets up a board and plans out the wiring was amazing.

Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences

The students of the HM showed a VR project that they had developed using Unreal and Blender. They had imagined how the world will be in the future and you could wish away things that you did not like. It was great to see them hosting them project onsite using a desktop and explaining it with a spark in their eyes. They made VR real!


Beat Saber – VR rhythm game

National Geographic Explore VR on Meta Quest | Quest VR games | Meta Store

Digital Twins: First Strides Into the Industrial Metaverse – Industrial Metaverse – Siemens Global Website

Veranstaltung: XR für den Mittelstand am 13. November (