08.00 - 09.00

Registration & Check-IN

ESTREL Congress Center, Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Productionmangement

09.00 - 09.20

09.20 - 09.40

Intelligent machines - ways to gain acceptance on the employees' side

Dirk Slama, Vice President Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH

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09.40 - 10.40

Master class & Open Discussion

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing and logistics

Jens Gralfs, Vice President Research & Technology, Airbus Operations GmbH

Thorsten Milsmann, Global Director IoT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


10.40 - 11.30

Coffee break & Official walk through the exhibition

11.30 - 11.50

Potentials and limitations of Augmented Reality from the point of view of production

Dr. Robert Nahm, Industry Manager Automotive, Microsoft Germany GmbH


11.50 - 12.50

Master Class & Open Discussion

Barriers & Chances of virtual reality in the production environment

Prof. Dr. Marius Swoboda, Head of Physical, Computational and Design Sciences, Rolls-Royce

Thorsten Sommer, Leiter Informationsprozesse Logistik Konzern, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG


Lunch in The Exhibition

12.50 - 13.50

13.50 - 14.10

Global connectivity - prerequisites for connectivity across countries and companies boundaries

Bastian Deck, Managing Director, axoom solutions GmbH - Trumpf Group


Master Class & OPen Discussion

Real value of connectivity
(Data driven business models vs. technological aspect and improvements)

Jörg Minge, Head of Business Operations, Development and Strategy LoB Digital Manufacturing, SAP SE

Dr. Patrick Bök, Vice President Global Digitalization, Weidmüller Gruppe

14.10 - 15.10


15.10 - 15.30

Coffee break in the exhibition

15.30 - 15.50

Intelligent Production – Digitalization to Increase Competitiveness but Not at Any Price

Siegbert Grünbacher, Leiter Montage, Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde GmbH  


Master Class

The future of automation?
(Too expensive and therefore only limited vs. fully and steadily progressing)

Markus Schmidt, Head of Operations, Kendrion Kuhnke Automotive GmbH

Jens Abromeit, Chief Operating Officer BU Lighting Solutions, OSRAM Licht AG

15.50 - 16.50



Closing Address

Prof. Dr. Johannes Walther, CEO, Institute for Productionmangement


All content subject to change. Official conference languages: German & English.