A top-class line-up of specialists on the one hand, a proud number of interested visitors on the other: That's what made the second edition of Digitaltag Pirmasens at the Forum Alte Post on Friday an event of high utility. As part of the nationwide Digitaltag with more than 2,000 events, the municipal Office for Economic Development and Real Estate, together with the company Nagarro, which deals with the topic of digitization, had invited decision-makers from business, politics and education to receive impulses for their own actions with presentations and first-hand experience reports. A wealth of different fields of action for digitization arises for a municipality, as Mayor Michael Maas described. Thousands of processes are already digital, but there is a lack of "large-scale networking. Projects are not as successful as they could be "because we have underestimated the human resource," Maas said. Coaching employees is just as important as mapping processes through IT, he said. "The city has already done many things right by developing a strategy now," noted Alexander Schmidt, managing director of Bable GmbH, which is to accompany Pirmasens on its way to becoming a "smart city."