René Reif

René Reif has been responsible for the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin, the high-tech location for highly efficient vehicle components to reduce CO2 emissions, since January 1, 2017. Since September 1, 2017, he has also been responsible for the Mercedes-Benz plant in Hamburg. At the same time, he is the local representative of Daimler AG andRead more

Jesper Toubøl

Jesper is heading up Elements and Moulds – Engineering. He has delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Element design and Mould Manufacturing – establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Mexico and Denmark. Responsibilities include delivering innovation to support product development and leading engineering on manufacturing sites.  During his work Jesper has profoundRead more

Martin Ruskowski

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Ruskowski is Chair of the “Department of Machine Tools and Control Systems” at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and is Head of the Innovative Factory Systems research department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His major research focus is on industrial robots as machine tools, artificial intelligence in automationRead more

Marc Mulzer

Marc Mulzer is the Chief Architect for Global Manufacturing and Quality IT, Enterprise Architecture, at General Motors. He is currently implementing an IIoT platform strategy for the GM plants which will enable powerful insights into asset performance and prevent unplanned downtime through predictive failure analysis. The explosion of internet-enabled equipment at the edge of theRead more

Andreas Hampe

Dr. Andreas Hampe is currently the technical plant manager of the Robert Bosch Plant in Nuremberg. Before this task, he lead the production plant of the Bosch company “Bosch Solar Energy” in Arnstadt as technical plant manager. Besides the local shift, this change also meant a transition from the business with solar energy back toRead more

Egbert-Jan Sol

Egbert-Jan Sol (1956), CTO of TNO Industry, is program director of Smart Industry, the Dutch Industry 4.0 program. He is also part-time professor research strategy at the Faculty of Science, Radboud University in Nijmegen. At European level he is vice-chairman of EFFRA, the 1.2 B euro Factory-of-Future PPP and member of the high level groupRead more

Ken Creasey

Kenneth (Ken) Creasy serves the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Supply Chain as Senior Director, Manufacturing Technology and Innovation since September, 2014.  He leads an enterprise-wide engineering organization supporting all segments of J&J. Prior to moving into his current role, Ken served as Director of Research and Development for the Neurosurgery businesses at J&J (Codman Neuro)Read more

Michael Schachler

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Cosmin Batrin

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Hans-Christian Heidecke

Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Professional experience: 2014 CIO (Volkswagen Slovakia) 2009 – 2013 Division Manager 2003 – 2009 Subdivision Manager 2000 – 2003 Project Manager 1996 – 2000 Consultant (Fraunhofer Institute, gedas gmbh) 1993 – 1995 Operational Manager (Geco-Prakla, USA)Read more

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