Discover your personal Digital Survival Training! Get to know the thinking of the future in our 2-day intensive workshop: programming, Digital Leadership and Machine Learning.

Individual course dates for small groups on request

In German language

Of course, you can travel to Silicon Valley to get to know the start-up world - you will however just get to see the outside view of the brave new world. Quite different in our workshop "Understanding IT-Thinking": Travel into the head of a developer!

Experience how programmers think and how they shape the digital world. In two days of intensive training you will learn the basics of programming and get insights into current trends, such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Understand what's in the minds of the IT specialists
Above all, familiarize yourself with the mindset of trusted digital creator. Learn to think new - yes disruptive! The aim of the tutorial is not to make a programmer of you but to provide you with an overview of blind spots, dangers, and courses of action.


I often didn't get comprehensible answers to my questions when talking to programmers - maybe my questions weren't clear enough. Martin Burckhardt has given me tips on how to evaluate if a software fits my requirements.

Doris Mailänder, Managing Director Treuenfels GmbH personnel consulting 

The training gave me a deep insight into the development history of programming. Now I can better assess the influence of digitization and the changes in future ways of thinking and working.

René Rade, Head of Engineering at an aerospace supplier

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Teilnehmer am Digital Survival Training

For me, digitization is an open process.
This intensive workshop provided me with an excellent navigational aid.

Florian Gruber, workshop attendee and proprietor of The Alternative Board Germany, Hamburg Region


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Our target group for this intensive workshop are decision makers who are confronted with Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, and the machine learning revolution and need to think about a strategic realignment of their company.


In a succession of practical steps you are introduced to client and server programming and familiarized with databases. You will learn what distributed computing is and what the advantages of Web technologies are. Once you are familiar with the basics of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence you will go on an excursion into the Internet of Things.


We are also happy to offer our workshop "Understanding IT-Thinking" for closed groups and teams from one company. We can arrange the training - for about 5 to 10 persons - according to your individual needs. Our innovative Design Thinking room is available for the workshop - but our trainer will also be happy to come to your company. If you are interested, please contact us!


Dr. Martin Burckhardt, cultural theorist, company founder and programmer

Martin Burckhardt has made a name for himself as a cultural theorist with several books that have received international acclaim. Along with guest professorships and journalism (FAZ, Die Zeit, Lettre, etc.) he works intensively on programming issues.

In 2011 he founded the start-up Ludic Philosophy and established a form of situationistic online game. He is a specialist in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Martin Burckhardt

Basically, the question of digitization, artificial intelligence and machine learning can only be dealt with in the way one experienced it in childhood with the alphabet. You go through an initiation. But once this has happened, mental spaces open up that one has never even dared to dream of before.

Dr. Martin Burckhardt, Trainer workshop "Understanding IT-Thinking"


Design Thinking Space @NIT

Our Design Thinking Space is 65m² in area and offers ample opportunities for brainstorming, creative work or developing and presenting your ideas - perfect for the interactive workshop "Understanding IT-Thinking".

NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management gGmbH
Kasernenstrasse 12
21073 Hamburg


EUR 1,690 Normal prize (VAT not included)
EUR 1,490 Early bird, up to 40 days before event (VAT not included)
EUR 1,290 Cooperation partner (VAT not included)
EUR 1,290 NIT alumni (VAT not included)
EUR 1,290 Bring Your Buddy: If you come in pairs, you and your companion each pay € 1.290 (VAT not included)


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Learning by Programming - Report on the workshop "Understanding IT-Thinking"

The workshop participants turned up for the course on November 24 and 25, 2017, expecting to get to know in two days of intensive training the basics of programming and to gain insights into current trends such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
In this interview Florian Gruber, workshop attendee and proprietor of The Alternative Board Germany, Hamburg Region, explains exactly what this intensive and interactive training course has to offer.

Mr Gruber, you attended these interactive course. What did you learn from the workshop?

First, I was amazed by the most pragmatic access provided to the big issue of digitization caught between digital euphoria and despair. Practical programming exercises led to animated discussions to which the lecturer, Dr Martin Burckhardt, added knowledge and anecdotes. This exchange definitely helped me very much to find a position on the subject of digitization.


What particularly appealed to you?

I was very pleased that no attempts were made to impose on attendees any specific attitude on digitization. Instead, many aspects of the digital transformation were presented with in-depth knowledge and discussed by all of the participants.

Was there any special new insight for you? And how will you be able to integrate new findings into your day-to-day professional life?

Even though I have looked into the topic for some time there were repeated superb moments of personal insight ending with realization that digitization is still a very much open process. The course provided me with an excellent navigational aid from which I can benefit in my work. The better I know my own viewpoint, the better I can help others to position themselves. In that sense the seminar was also very useful for collaboration with my customers, colleagues and employees.

And your conclusion?

The training course was a successful mixture of learning by doing (programming), specific knowledge transfer and a classification in the wider context of digital change. The speaker Dr Martin Burckhardt succeeded time and again in opening up new and surprising perspectives on the subject and prompted me to think lng and hard about digital processes and technologies. This workshop can really make sense as an orientation aid, especially for managers working on the cusp of the digital sector.



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