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. Wolfgang Hildesheim
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.
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.
Dr. Frank Nehuis
Vehicle Concepts Group Research, Volkswagen AG
Dr. Frank Nehuis is working in the department for vehicle concepts of Group Research at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. There he is responsible as a project manager for various vehicle concepts. Before joining Volkswagen, Mr. Nehuis wrote his dissertation about requirements management.
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.
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.
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.
Friedrich Frhr. von Boeselager
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.
Dr. Christoph Maier
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.