Tapkey World 2017

The ultimate event for the smart access community

Vienna, Austria
October 11–12, 2017

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Join us for the ultimate educational and networking event where you can meet and interact with leaders in smart access solutions, IoT, logistics and smart home/fleet/delivery. Gain the insights and connections you need to advance your business by providing exciting new ways to surprise and delight your customers. You’ll get a high-level view of markets and trends, as well as detailed insights into issues such as governance, security, technical standards, advertising, and more.

With like-minded industry leaders and visionaries
About the potential and future of the IoT and digital access industry

With working products and innovative prototypes

An informal networking dinner the evening before

Who should attend

Anyone who plays a part in the world of the smart access and sharing economy. This includes lock makers (for homes, cars, delivery boxes, etc.), as well as business and technical leaders in software, logistics, security, smart homes, fleet management, car sharing, delivery services, parcel delivery services, storage, hospitality, parking, and more. Join us at this fun, fascinating, and information-packed event!



19:00 Informal Dinner at Labstelle*
Join us in the evening for a fun and informal dinner where you can make new acquaintances (and possibly re-kindle old ones) and network with some of Europe’s leading luminaries in the world of smart locking and digital access!

*The restaurant Labstelle is situated at Lugeck 6, 1010 Wien.


The day features keynote presentations in the morning (with opportunities for you to use actual working products and prototypes), followed by lunch, with hands-on workshops in the afternoon.

09:00 Registration

09:30 Keynote: “The Potential and Future of Digital Access Solutions.”
Learn how the digital-access landscape is changing, and what this means for you and your business. Presenters: Tapkey CEO Gilbert Hödl, and renowned consultant and executive educator Dr. Lynn Phillips.

10:30 Break

11:00 Presentation: “Technical Underpinnings—and Opportunities—of Tapkey.”
How can forward-looking channel partners take advantage of Tapkey’s open platform? Presenter: Tapkey CTO Markus Minichmayr and COO Gregor Zehetner.

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Presentation: “Security Challenges—and Solutions.”
How do you keep ahead of hackers in a connected world? What steps must you take to protect your brand? Presenters: Security experts Timo Kasper and DI Thomas Bleier, MSc.

15:00 Break

15:30 Workshops

Workshop A: “A Day in the Life of a Smart Customer.”
What new experiences are possible for nowaday’s customers in the field of smart home, offices, cars and delivery? Explore and identify the critical and often-overlooked links in the customer value-delivery chain; gain fascinating insights into customer needs and behavior to help you create exciting new experiences.

Workshop B: “How to make products smarter with Tapkey.”
Learn how to easily integrate Tapkey in existing products. From shared office spaces and cars to delivery boxes and parking barriers - there are endless possibilities with our newly released API.

 17:00 End

Featured Speakers

Gilbert Hödl, Tapkey CEO. If you think Tapkey puts customers at the center of its universe, you’re right. And you can thank CEO Gilbert Hödl for that mindset. A self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur (Lixto, Update Software, FitnessGoesOffice), Gil boasts a stellar track record for creating companies that derive their competitive advantage from customer centricity.

Dr. Lynn Phillips, Founder and Principal, Reinventures. A former award-winning faculty member at Stanford Business School for 12 years—in addition to having held faculty positions at Harvard, Northwestern, Rice, and UC Berkeley business schools—Dr. Lynn Phillips now devotes his full time to customized executive education and implementation guidance, coaching, and consulting. He leads companies worldwide to hone their competitive edge, reinvent their businesses, and drive sustained growth with his firm, Reinventures.

Timo Kasper, Kasper&Oswald GmbH. After winning the first-place award for IT security for his diploma thesis at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, Timo continued as a researcher at the chairman for Embedded Security of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI), completing his studies 2011 with a PhD in Engineering. His expertise spans the security of embedded cryptographic systems such as smartcards, microcontrollers, and FPGAs, with a focus on RFID and wireless applications. His publications expose various security vulnerabilities of real-world applications, e.g., by breaking access-control systems (KeeLoq – CRYPTO 2008, SimonsVoss – CRYPTO 2013) or remote keyless entry systems of cars (Usenix Security 2016).

Thomas Bleier, Tapkey CISO. Thomas is responsible for operational security at Tapkey. Designing security architectures that enhance resilience in operational real-world environments has been his passion for more than 10 years, working for small to large-sized companies (B-SEC better secure KG, T-Systems Austria, Austrian Institute of Technology). He started working in IT as a software developer and IT consultant.

Gregor Zehetner, Tapkey COO. Gregor knows how to turn visionary ideas into great products; he’s been doing that for nearly 20 years. As the manager of mobile solutions and innovation in several companies (e.g., Phactum, Fabasoft), he specialized in forging technology partnerships, creating secure cloud products, and related services.

Markus Minichmayr, Tapkey CTO. Markus is an expert in the fields of security, scalability, embedded systems, mobile apps, and especially connecting powerful technologies to revolutionary user experiences. His diverse resume includes co-founding Phactum Software, working as a research associate at the Austrian Institute of Technology, and serving as a technical financial analyst at Bawag P.S.K.

Lodging Info

Hotel Steigenberger Herrenhof

We have reserved a contingent of Superior rooms at the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof.
Rates: € 255 incl. breakfast, access to wellness area, free non-alcoholic drinks in the minibar

Contact mona(at)tapkey.com, Mona will handle the reservation for you.
Tapkey does not bear the costs for your room reservation.

Other recommended hotels

Alternatively we recommend the following hotels which are easily accessible from the event location.
These hotels have to be booked by the guests themselves.

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