Keynote Speakers 2016

How to eat an elephant: Process approach to autonomous vehicle development

March 2016 – today: Director, Magna International
June 2015 – today: Global Systems Engineering Manager, Magna Electronics
March 2014 – June 2015: Embedded System Quality Domain Lead Chassis / Process Lead – Strategy EE Architecture/Diagnostics, FCA US LLC
April 2012 – March 2014: Manager, Development and Validation, IAV Automotive Engineering
February 2011 – April 2012: Team Leader, AVL
March 2005 – February 2011:Engineering Manager, Audi of America
January 2001 – March 2005: Manager, Cosworth Technology
April 1998 – January 2001: Senior Project Engineer, General Motors
February 1997 – March 1998: Technical Advisor, Phoenix Contact
September 1994 – January 1997: Product Manager, Phoenix Contact
April 1994 – September 1994: Consultant, LAUBAG Senftenberg, Brandenburg

Measures and KPIs to manage modular platforms across departments – what drives an optimum in modularity?

2012 - today
Manager Global Product Architecture Mid Tractor
John Deere AG

2009 - 2012
Manager Product Architecture
John Deere AG

2005 - 2008
AG Division Implementation Lead Mannheim
John Deere AG

1995 - 2005
Head
Schuh & Co GmbH

Method development for complexity measurement, planning variants for supply chain and production planning optimization

June 2008 – today: Engineer, Mercedes Benz Research and Development, India
July 2006 – June 2008: Teaching Assistance, IIT Bombay
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India Pvt. Ltd. (MBRDI), a 100% captive unit of Daimler AG, was established as a research institute with eight employees in 1996 and current-ly has a strength of 580 employees.

Based in Germany, Daimler AG with its business units Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Financial Services, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Buses, is a global leading pro-ducer of premium passenger cars and the largest manufacturer of heavy- and medium-duty trucks in the world.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, continued to make automotive his-tory following their invention of the automobile in 1886. As an automotive pioneer, Daimler and its employees are committed to excellence and act responsibly towards society and the environment, to shape the future of safe and sustainable mobility with groundbreaking tech-nologies and high-quality products.
MBRDI is the largest Research and Development center of Daimler AG outside Germany and contributes in the areas of Computer Simulation (CAE), Design (CAD), Electrical/Electronics and IT-Services. Research and development engineers at MBRDI assess the performance and reliability of various sub-systems and contribute to product development in all the stages of the life-cycle.

Organised in extended teams, the engineers collaborate with our partners in the Research & Development Centers and Business Units in Germany, Japan and the USA. To prepare our employees for an effective collaboration in distributed teams across cultures, MBRDI pro-vides languages-classes as well as intercultural trainings and workshops.


Speakers 2016


The Brightest Minds in Complexity Management - Speakers & Moderators 2016

Manager Department Complexity Management, Volkswagen AG / Germany
Vice President of Customer Success, BigLever Software / USA
Director System Architecture Lab - Department of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / USA
Manager Global Product Architecture MID Tractor, John Deere GmbH / Germany
Complexity Manager, Audi AG / Germany
Vice President Sales, CONWEAVER GmbH / Germany
Senior Engineer Specialist, General Motors / USA
Chief Architect Next Generation Tools, General Motors / USA
Head of Software Variantsmanagement, Daimler AG / Germany
Engineering Data Specialist, Volvo GTT - Group Trucks Technology
Technology Specialist, Volvo GTT - Group Trucks Technology
Department Head Embedded Systems Development, Fraunhofer IESE / Germany
Manager Core Program Management, Ford-Werke GmbH / Germany
Director of Corporate Engineering Solutions (CES), Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
Senior Manager, STAUFEN AG / Germany
Department Leader ECU Software, ThyssenKrupp Presta Hungary Kft. / Hungary
Product Configuration Technical Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover / UK
Testing Cross Function Methods & Processes, Car Powertrain Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Germany
PLM Functional Consultant, FAURECIA - Group Information Systems / Tunisia
Research Engineer, Volvo Technology / Sweden
CEO and Founder, Configit / Denmark
L4B Team Leader, Logic4Business GmbH – Member of the Prostep Group / Germany
Director, Global Strategic Planning & Organizational Development Driveline Systems, MAGNA Powertrain AG, Austria
Vice President Business Development, BROSE Fahrzeugteile GmbH & CO. KG. / Germany

...and many more. Stay tuned for more updates on our speakers & moderators!

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