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.
Dr. Marc Hohmann
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.
Head of Future Reasearch & Foresight, Volkswagen AG
Wolfgang Müller-Pietralla is leading the department of corporate foresight at Volkswagen Group Research, focusing on environmental analyses and the research of relevant future transformations. He is responsible for the transfer of future driven knowledge into strategic management processes, mobility concepts and innovations.
Dr. Uwe Winkelhake
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.
Senior Vice President Automated Driving Functions, IAV GmbH
Between 2008 - 2018 he worked as project manager on the topic electrification, integration projects and was Head of Department for Longitudinal and Lateral Assistance in the division for Automated Driving. Since 2018 he is Senior Vice President Automated Driving Functions and responsible for automated/autonomous driving worldwide.
Dr. Hieronymus Fischer
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.
Coordinator Technology & User Experience, Group Procurement, Volkswagen AG
JENS FRATERMAN is coordinator in the Global Series Management department of Volkswagen AG Group Procurement. Since 2015, he is responsible for the digitalization strategy and transfers future technologies into the processes along the value chain with groundbreaking pilot projects.
Board Member Interior Division, SVP Strategy, Continental Automotive GmbH
Werner Koestler works at Continental - he is SVP and on the board of the Interior Division, his responsibility is Strategy and Business Development. He started his career in Vienna as a telecommunication engineer at Ericsson in 91. In 92 he joined a small Austrian company in the area of Automotive that was finally acquired by Siemens.
Harald Barth (born in 1973, married, one son) came to Valeo in October 1998 as a project manager in the field of ultrasonic parking assistance after completing his studies to become a graduate industrial engineer (FH). At the end he was technical project manager for the park assistant "Park4U®" with Volkswagen. Beginning of 2008, he switched to product marketing.
Stefan von Dobschütz
CCO eMobility, Innogy SE
Stefan von Dobschütz is CCO eMobility at innogy SE. Since 2017 he has been co-leading innogy´s new business division and accounts for marketing, sales and business development. innogy is a leading technology and service provider in the field of electric mobility. Before he worked at Boston Consulting Group and BMW Group, most recently, as General Manager, inter alia, for BMWi.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerhard Seeba
Professor for Automotive Management, Ostfalia Hochschule Wolfsburg
PROF. DR. HANS-GERHARD SEEBA is Professor of Automotive Management at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences at Campus Wolfsburg and director of the Institute of Automotive Management (IAM) since 2002. Prior to that he was a member of senior management at Volkswagen AG.
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Lüke
Professor for Business Administration and Engineering, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Lüke is Professor for Business Administration and Engineering at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Wolfsburg, with a focus on technology and sustainability. Previously, he was Professor for Business and Computer Science and Professor for Technology and Innovation Management.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Tomenendal
Director Berlin Professional School, Berlin School of Economics and Law
PROF. DR. MATTHIAS TOMENENDAL is an expert on strategy and innovation. Prior to his academic career as a professor for management and consulting at Berlin School of Economics and Law he worked as a strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group for more than a decade. His current research centers around digital leadership, organizational identity, gazelles and clusters.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby
President, Berlin School of Economics and Law
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby started his career as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company in Munich and Zurich. Subsequently, he worked as the CFO of a biopharmaceutical company with operations in Germany and the US. In 2008, he joined the Berlin School of Economics an Law as a professor of business administration and has been serving as its president since 2016.
Leader Procurement Strategy Division, Volkswagen AG
Marco Philippi leads Volkswagen AG's group procurement strategy division. He started his carreer at Volkswagen with inhouse consulting and joined procurement in 2010 coming from the corporate strategy department. Besides strategy his division is also responsible for innovation management and sustainability within procurement.
Dr. Bernd Heinrichs
Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer Mobility Solutions, Robert Bosch GmbH
Since October 2017, Bernd is Chief Digital Officer Smart Mobility Solutions at Bosch. His focus is on conceptualization, implementation and marketing of new IOT-based business models for the global market. He builds on his experience from the fields of IT, communication, and connectivity, artificial intelligence, and data science, which he collected during his 25-year career.
Dr. Andreas Pfeiffer
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.
Dr. Wolfgang Puntigam
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
Prof. Dr. Patrick van der Smagt
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.
Mr. Gramse started as a trainee at Volkswagen AG. After working as a purchaser in the Electr(on)ic Procurement and within Development as Head of Resource Management EE, Mr. Gramse moved to Audi AG Procurement Metal in 2009, where he was responsible for sourcing chassis and chassis form parts before being appointed as CPO by Lamborghini in 2016.
Dr. Hermann Schindler
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.
Manager, MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH
Tim Kalmer is a Manager and Practice Leader at MHP Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH. He challenges the status quo and develops solutions based on the latest technologies. At MHP, his activities focus on lending support to automotive customers on their route to the digital age.