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Believe it or not: It takes more than you see in the movies when it comes to handling a fire close to the playout center or a bomb threat on the set of a TV show. Therefore, emergency plans and security concepts are prepared well ahead to secure sites and react accordingly in time.

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In our day-to-day business at ProSiebenSat.1, we handle a huge number of different technology KPIs. These indicators span from organizational data to the purely technical ones. To keep the KPIs manageable, we developed a so-called Technology Cockpit, a comprehensive KPI dashboard for all the ProSiebenSat.1 technology-related KPIs.

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On July 24, 2018, Munich hosted the fifth “Daho.am – Pure Tech Conference” by Stylight. This year, the 1200 guests were offered a wide selection of talks and workshops from 60 speakers across five tracks (Developer, Deep Tech, Startup Labs, Solutions, and Disruption) The topics included current trends such as Robotics, AI, Blockchain, Mobility, and Machine Learning.

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At ProSiebenSat.1, we currently manage more than 200 business applications, some with up to 1 million lines of code. These applications span a huge variety of purposes, ranging from pure data capturing and management to high-end video analytics and business intelligence applications. Some applications are nearly as old as our very first TV channel (SAT.1 was founded in 1984), and the development of our latest application – an application for scheduling of media content to video-on-demand platforms – just started recently. During this period of time, we have observed many generations of technologies in the market. So, how do we manage the use of technologies at ProSiebenSat.1?

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Entertaining more than 40 million TV-viewers every day is the basis of ProSiebenSat.1’s success. At the same time, the Group successfully networks the wide reach of its TV business with a strong digital unit. The digital transformation of all our divisions places high demands on our in-house IT infrastructure. To be properly equipped for the future, we have restructured our workplace IT landscape with the help of Microsoft Partner Premier Experts within the last year deploying Microsoft 365 as a cloud-based solution.

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Based on Agile and DevOps principles, many IT functions are moving towards an organization that consists of small, autonomous teams. By doing so they hope to simplify decision-making, ensure end-to-end responsibility, increase business-IT-alignment, and speed up development. Given this trend, you may ask if there is still a need for a central Enterprise Architecture (EA) function. And if so, how does it need to adapt?

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