Co-Founder & CEO, Magazino GmbH
Frederik Brantner (CEO) started his first company at the age of 16. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Management/CEMS. He started Magazino as a project end of 2011, incorporation 2014 and grew the robotics company to the largest team in perception driven robotics in Europe. He was selected as "Innovator under 35" in 2016.
Vice President Market Sector Industry, SSI SCHÄFER
After completing his mechanical engineering studies at the TU Dresden, Ronald Brade worked in leading positions in transport material security and material flow companies. Mr. Brade joined SSI SCHÄFER in 2012 and has been Vice President Market Sector Industry for Business Development and Project Management since 2017.
Vice President Complete Vehicle Manufacturing, Magna Steyr
Studies in Process Engineering at TU Graz. 1992 start of his career at Magna Steyr, in 2008 he was appointed General Manager with responsibility for Magna Steyr’s paint and body technology worldwide and the AMG project in Graz. In 2012 he was appointed VP Complete Vehicle Manufacturing, responsible for all production areas of Magna Steyr in Graz/A, Hambach/F and Heilbronn/D.
Head of Development, F&M Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH
Martin Müller-Turner is head of development at F&M Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH. He co-founded F&M in 2010 during his study at TU Berlin (Bsc. Mechanical Engineering, Msc. Production Technology) and had been CEO of F&M until the taking of a majority stake by Hch. Perschmann in December 2017.
Vice President Development Engineering, Manufacturing and Energy Sector, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation
Dr. Klaus Dohrmann is Vice President Development Engineering, Manufacturing and Energy Sector for DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI). In this role he is responsible for setting the global sector strategy, identification of new business opportunities, support of product development and execution of selected strategic initiatives.
Founder & Managing Director, Sinfosy GmbH
Karsten Königstein is the founder and managing director of SINFOSY GmbH.
With over 10 years of management consulting experience at shopfloor level, in his current position he focuses on Plug & Play solutions for Industry 4.0. The solutions of Sinfosy GmbH are characterized by a "go live without investments" within hours - no extra IT project needs to be initiated.
Geschäftsführer, Attenio GmbH
Dr. Fedor Titov founded together with two colleagues the company attenio GmbH in 2016. He is responsible for sales and marketing as a general director of the company. Before he finished his PhD at the Hamburg University of Technology.
Co-founder und COO, MotionMiners GmbH
Sascha Kaczmarek studied logistics at the TU Dortmund from 2007 to 2012. From Oct. 2012 to Dec. 2015 he was a research associate at the Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing at the TU Dortmund. From Jan. 2016 to Apr. 2017 he worked as a Process Engineer at Vanderlande Industries. Since Oct. 2017 he has been the Co-founder and COO of MotionMiners GmbH.
Plant Engineer Transport Logistics, Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Werk Berlin Marienfelde
Emanuel Ihm studied mechanical engineering in Romania and worked there first in prototype production. He started to work at Daimler AG in 1990, where he started by working as a production- and toolplanner. In the end of the 90s, he changed to the logistics planning department and supervised many Innovation projects. Since 2013, he works as the operating logistics engineer.
Managing Director, FORMHAND Automation GmbH
Christian Löchte is co-founder of FORMHAND Automation GmbH and one of its managing directors. Since 2011, he has been working on flexible handling as part of his research at the TU Braunschweig. Since 2016 he has been working in an EXIST project on research transfer, which led to product development and finally to the founding of FORMHAND Automation GmbH.
President & CEO, Bühler Motor Group
President & CEO of the Buehler Motor Group since 2006. Leadership through guidelines, mission, vision, Balanced scorecards, process optimization and efficiency enhancement are his success factors.
1986 - 2005 Brose vehicle parts: Controller, commercial director and managing director JV.
1984-1986 Robert Bosch GmbH: Trainee and Assistant in the Electronics & Semiconductors division.
Head of Digital Transformation, P3 automotive GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Waitzinger has been Head of Digital Operations at P3 automotive GmbH since May 2016.
He is in charge of the development of the IoT and Industry 4.0 business areas, focusing on the networking of technical systems and IT architectures.
Director Operations Practice, AlixPartners
Nicolas Franzwa is Director at AlixPartners since 2014. He is responsible for the European Operations
Practice and is a specialist in large scale Digital Transformations.
He was formerly a partner and managing director with LFG&associates. Before Nicolas Franzwa was with
Porsche Consulting in Stuttgart.
Managing Director, EBK Krüger GmbH & Co. KG
Daniel Heidrich is an industrial engineer and started his career at Siemens AG. 2007 he joined the management of a medium-sized manufacturing company, which he founded in 2014. He also founded a start-up with professors. Furthermore, he founded a start up with professors and students of the HTW Berlin, which Software for measurement and visualization of logistics processes programmed.
Member of the board, Karl Berrang GmbH
Joachim Hermes, born 1968 joined the Berrang Group in 1999. Prior to that, he took responsibility in different positions within the fastener industry. Joachim Hermes is Member of the Board of the Berrang Group and responsible for marketing and sales, engineering and logistics.
CEO, IPO.Plan GmbH
Matthias Kellermann is co-founder and CEO of IPO.Plan GmbH. Since his studies in industrial engineering, he has been inspired by the optimization of real challenges in production and logistics using digital models. From his consulting experience comes the conviction that assembly, production and production logistics can only be holistically optimized.
Nikolai serves as Managing Director of KINEXON Industries GmbH. Nikolai holds an BSc in Economics. Moreover he holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Before joining KINEXON he had several leading positions in the field of consulting, private equity, and engineering, where he served as managing director of an international manufacturer of micro tunneling machines.
Oliver Schönherr is one of the leader of Saxony Media Solutions GmbH. He holds a PhD in Manufacturing Simulation. He is SaxMS project manager for various optimization, planning and simulation projects for Deutsche Bahn AG, Robert Bosch GmbH or Airbus Group. He has years of experience in developing planning and simulation software in the domain of production and logistics.
Commercial Director, Vision Lasertechnik GmbH
Philipp Becker studied Business Administration and International Business and Management in Groningen and Oldenburg. Already in 2007 he started with the digitalization of production and supply chain. Since 2011, Becker has been a member of the management board of the Vision Group. In 2017, one of his digitization projects was awarded the Lower Saxony Business Prize.
Conlog.io has been founded by Moritz Dassing and Martin Orthen in August 2018. Tackling the logistics industry with a new platform to ease up the container release process is the goal. Accelerating old-fashioned processes and automizing manual workload is our drive. Make container release as easy as booking freight online.
Vice President, Bosch Connected Industry
Matthias Hülsmann (MBA) is Vice President at Bosch Connected Industry (BCI) and responsible for Connected Logistics. BCI is Robert Bosch's Industry 4.0 unit for digitization offerings for production and logistics.
Over the past 16 years, Mr. Hülsmann has worked in various line functions in supply chain restructuring and business turnaround management in four different countries. After four years as Managing Director and Commercial Director of an Italian legal entity of the Bosch Group, he has been developing the new Connected Logistics business unit since October 2016. In this area, two agile start-up teams establish tried and tested solutions for pragmatic real-time logistics that make life easier for logistics professionals.
Digital Officer Production Neckarsulm, Audi AG
Christoph Hagmüller was born in 1986 in Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg).
After graduating from high school, he studied industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
He began his professional career at Audi in 2011 at the Neckarsulm location in the area of production control/logistics. After positions in inbound and outbound logistics, Christoph Hagmüller assumed responsibility for setting up and managing a big data analytics team focusing on production in 2015.
Since April 2018, Christoph Hagmüller has been Digital Officer of Production Neckarsulm. In this function, he coordinates the digitization activities at the site and is jointly responsible for the design of the digitization strategy of the Production division.
Key Account und Business Development Manager, INFORM GmbH
Michael Schwemmle, born 1961, is Key Account and Business Development Manager at INFORM. With more than 36 years of business experience, 29 years thereof in International Sales and Business Development, he has a broad expertise with a major focus on logistics and production systems. His interests include science, technology, economy and the impending societal transformation.
Ergonomie-Manager, noonee germany GmbH
2011 - January 2015: TU Chemnitz: Bachelor of Science
2014 - August 2017: TU Chemnitz: Master of Science
Since March 2018: Key Account and Ergonomy Manager at noonee germany.
Extensive knowledge in ergonomy, sports equipment and sports science.
Foreign languages: English, Italian.
Founder & CEO, Innoactive
Daniel Seidl is Founder and CEO of Innoactive, which pioneered the use of consumer VR technology in enterprises. The Innoactive Hub platform lets globally distributed teams work together in VR - to make better decisions and transfer knowledge using immersive data visualization.
Geschäftsführer, Unitechnik Systems GmbH
Dr. Ralf Luening has been Managing Director of Unitechnik Systems GmbH, a general contractor and systems integrator for logistics systems and automation, since June 2015. He previously worked for Schaeffler and io-consultants, including in Singapore and Beijing. He studied mechanical engineering.
Business Development Strategy Manager, B&R Industrial Automation GmbH
Robert Kickinger is Business Development Strategy Manager at B&R Industrial Automation. He graduated from Johannes Kepler University Linz and holds a PhD in Mechatronics. His special interests include systematic innovation and mechatronic machine optimizations.
Director Industry Solutions, KNAPP Industry Solutions GmbH
Studies at the Graz University of Technology and the University of Leoben. Christian Brauneis joined KNAPP in 2004. Various activities from the management of Product management and marketing. Since January 1, 2016, he has headed the Industry business unit as one of the 5 business areas of the globally active KNAPP AG.
Professor of Procurement and Logistics, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Elmar Bräkling is Professor of Procurement and Logistics at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. In addition he is managing director of the PIP-Power in Procurement GmbH; Koblenz and Of-Counsel at Schneiders & Behrendt Attorneys, Bochum.
Professor of Supply Chain Management, ETH Zürich
Stephan M. Wagner is Professor and holds the Chair of Logistics Management at ETH Zurich. Prior, he worked for an international top-management consulting firm and as head of supply chain management for a Swiss-based technology group. His general interests lie in the areas of purchasing and supply management, logistics, supply chain management, innovation, and digitalization.
Professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht HWR Berlin
Alexander studied Factory Planning, Logistics and Strategic Management. His PhD dealt with Lean value creation. He has 20 years of global experience in factory planning, restructuring, operations improvement and supply chain consulting. Since 2012 he is Professor for Supply Chain & Operations Management at the HWR Berlin where he researches Digital Supply Chain Excellence.
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.