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.
Director Watson & Artifical Intelligence, IBM Germany GmbH
Dr. Wolfgang Hildesheim is leading the IBM Watson Group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Before he had been running the Big-Data Business of IBM Software Group in Europe. Initially he worked in research in the area of particle physics at DESY in Hamburg and CERN in Geneva.
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.
Head of Segment Sales for Automotive & Supplier, EON Solutions GmbH
Stephan Auracher is heading the Segment Sales for Automotive & Supplier at E.ON since the beginning of 2018. Before that he worked in different companies and jobs with touchpoints to the energy market, last for the BMW Group as head of energy purchasing, then energy sales and finally as product manager for flexibility marketing.
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.
Senior Manager, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH - A Porsche Company
A.utor B.erater C.oach - In 2018 he published the professional book "Der Chief Digital Officer", about which he also gives lectures. He works as a management consultant for MHP - A Porsche Company; > 5 years experience. As a certified business coach, he advises change management projects with a focus on digital leadership and systemic organizational consulting.
Head of R&D, PATEO Europe GmbH
Puneet Madaan is active in the Automotive Industry for more than 15 years, currently working as Head of R&D in PATEO Europe. In this session, the Functional safety certified expert will share his views on AI in the automotive branch.
Director Operations, Formel D GmbH
Tristan Glinka has been working for Formel D since 2015 and was initially responsible for activities and customer care with suppliers within the sales organisation. Since 2017, the business graduate has served as Director Operations for Germany (South/West). Prior to this, Glinka gained many years of experience in various responsible positions in the automotive industry.
Head of Technology, DEKRA Digital GmbH
DR. CHRISTOPH MAIER studied Technology-Management and graduated in the field of functional safety at Fraunhofer in Stuttgart.
Afterwards he started on corporate level within Continental AG before he was delegated to Romania for building up an ADAS-production. After that he joined DEKRA Digital to foster the technological development, creation of new digital services & products.