Master Class: Production, Supply Chain and Human Factor - Success Factors for Digital Change

Bernhard Lietzmann, Partner, Director Business Unit, Ingenics AG

Bernhard Lietzmann was appointed Partner and Director Business Unit in 2018 and is responsible for all of Ingenics’ aerospace activities worldwide. 
Before he joined Ingenics in 2013, Bernhard worked as a project manager in various projects and has over 10 years of experience in the automotive, railway and aerospace industries.

Potentials and Limits of Augmented Reality in the Factory

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

Robert Nahm has been with Microsoft Germany since 2002, initially as a Global Account Technology Specialist. In 2008, he assumed the role of Industry Manager for German automotive manufacturers and suppliers. His primary task is to adapt Microsoft's automotive strategy to the German market and to drive it forward.

The factory of the future - a logistical perspective

Matthias Hülsmann, Vice President Connected Logistics, Robert Bosch GmbH

Matthias Hülsmann began his career at Bosch in 2002 as Financial Manager Controlling. He then assumed various roles within the Bosch Rexroth Group in the areas of finance and logistics. Since 2016 he has been Vice President at Bosch Connected Industry with a focus on Connected Logistics.

How additive manufacturing technologies and new materials are expanding our product portfolio

Dr. Hans Dietl, CTO, Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

Dr. Hans Dietl completed his doctoral thesis at the Vienna University of Technology in 1987. He is currently CTO of Ottobock. He has more than 30 years of experience in industrial and academic research in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics and neuroprosthetics.

The core business of manufacturing companies will not change

Joachim Hermes, Member of the Board and Head of Marketing & Sales, Karl Berrang GmbH

Joachim Hermes, born in 1968, began his career with the Berrang Group in 1999, having previously held various positions in the industrial field of fastening technology. He is a board member of the Berrang Group and responsible for marketing and sales as well as engineering and logistics.

Additive manufacturing - to what extent are the existing value chains changing?

Frank Sportolari, President UPS Deutschland, United Parcel Service LLC & Co. OHG

Frank Sportolari is the President of UPS Germany and responsible for all operations and strategy in UPS's largest market outside the United States. Frank spent all 30 years of his career with UPS in Europe. He started as a trainee in 1986. He took up his current position in 2011. He is currently also Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

Additives Design - A new approach to product development

Andre Heinrichs, construction engineer, Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH,

Dr. Philipp Frank, calculation engineer, Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH

André Heinrichs began a dual course of study at Volkswagen in Osnabrück after finishing school. During this time, he completed an apprenticeship as a technical draughtsman followed by a degree in vehicle construction at HAW Hamburg, specialising in body development. Since 2014 Mr. Heinrichs has been in charge of various projects in the field of metallic generative manufacturing.

Dr. Philipp Frank holds a doctorate in mathematics and has been with Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH's Technical Development department since 2012. In addition to simulating the design of crash sensors, he is also involved in 3D printing and optimization.


Digital Transformation in Aircraft Production

Patrick de Castelbajac, Executice Vice President Strategy & International, Airbus

PATRICK DE CASTELBAJAC began his career in the aeronautical industry at MBDA (at that time called Aerospatiale Missile), in 1997, before spending three years with Baker & McKenzie. Driven by a long-lasting passion for the aeronautical industry Patrick de Castelbajac joined Airbus in 2002.

The next wave of automation in aircraft manufacturing

Dr. Thomas Ehm, Chief Executive Officer, Premium AEROTEC GmbH

DR. THOMAS EHM was appointed CEO at Premium AEROTEC in July 2015 and since then he leads the strategic and operational evolutions of the company. He joined Airbus in 1995 and worked in various management positions within Human Resources and Customer Support. Thomas Ehm holds a diploma in economics and aerospace engineering and is doctor of economics.

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