CONFIRMED Speakers & Experts
CEO, VISPIRON SYSTEMS GmbH
Amir Roughani founded the VISPIRON group in 2002, which now employs over 540 people. VISPIRON supplies solutions and services in the fields of engineering, measurement technology, fleet management and renewable energy for more than 300 customers worldwide.
Head of Competence Center E-Mobility, EDAG Engineering GmbH
Dr. Marc Hohmann is head of the Competence Center E- Mobility at EDAG. He received his doctorate from the Technical University of Ilmenau and joined Daimler in 2005 in the field of powernet architecture and energy management. After various positions in the power electronics development, he moved to the innovation management at EDAG in 2016.
Vice President Automotive, IBM Germany GmbH
Dr. Uwe Winkelhake has more than 30 years experience in automotive and is author of the book “Digital Transformation Automotive Industry”, Springer 2018. Building on his decades of experience as a consultant and project manager in the automotive industry, the author develops comprehensive and pragmatic recommendations for action regarding the digital transformation of the automotive- and supplier industry.
Head of Automotive Innovation Center, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
Dr. Hieronymus Fischer studied mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science. He holds a doctorate in pure mathematics (limitation theory). The focuses of his professional activities are system analysis and software development, modeling, system simulation, complexity and data management.
Global Domain Head Emobility, EON Solutions GmbH
Dr. Andreas Pfeiffer started his career in E-Mobility for the Stadtwerke Aachen AG already in 2008. In 2010 he has been appointed to be member of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility. Between 2010 and 2012 he was managing director of smartlab GmbH. From 2012 to 2014 he was founding CEO of the cross-industry joint venture Hubject.
Lead Architect Connected Customer, Microsoft GmbH
Mr. Loosen is responsible for the topic Connected Consumer at Microsoft in the Strategy & Innovation Department. He develops with customers new business models based on innovative technologies and in close collaboration with Microsoft product development. His tech. focus is on mobility solutions, artificial intelligence, IoT, Big Data, Blockchain and quantum computing.
Head of Integrated and Open Development Platform, AVL List GmbH
Dr. Wolfgang Puntigam headed the field of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics at the Virtual Vehicle Competence Center from 2003. He then joined AUDI as Head of Fluid Dynamics Simulation for Aerodynamics, Thermal Management & Air Conditioning, and Project Manager for Modular Simulation Kit at VW. Since 2013 he has headed the AVL Integrated & Open Development Platform.
Head of Procurement Strategy, Capacity and Process Management, Porsche AG
•1999 Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Paderborn
•1999 - 2000 Buyer Porsche AG
•2000 - 2004 Project Manager Procurement Strategy Porsche AG
•Apr 2004 - Feb 2011 Head of Processes and PVP Porsche AG
•Feb 2011 - Feb 2016 Head of Process Management Group Procurement Production Material Volkswagen AG
•since 2016 Head of Department BS Porsche AG
Director of AI research, Volkswagen Konzern
Patrick van der Smagt is director of the open-source Volkswagen Group AI Research Lab in Munich’s Volkswagen Data Lab, focussing on probabilistic deep learning for time series modelling, optimal control, reinforcement learning, robotics, and quantum machine learning. He previously directed a lab as professor for machine learning and biomimetic robotics at the Technical Univers.
Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Development, Innovation und M&A, Supply On AG
Dr. Schindler has been creating innovations, processes and business models for technology and automotive companies for over 20 years. After several years as a leader in strategy consultancies and technology groups as well as managing director of startups in Silicon Valley, he is responsible for the expansion of SupplyOn's range of services for new mobility solutions.