Founder & Managing Director, Agile IT Management GmbH
Arvin Arora has been in the IT industry for 25 years and for several years has been involved in the application and transfer of innovative machine learning models and procedures from research to industrial practice. As co-founder and managing director of AIM and inserve GmbH, he is responsible for setting up data science teams and implementing solutions. His core competencies lie in the areas of data science/machine learning, industrial processes and agile software development.
Head of Concepts Transport & Container Network, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG
Sven Besecke leads the concept development for the Transport an Container network of the Volkswagen Konzernlogistik since March 2019. The graduated Diplomkaufmann in business and Logistics has occupied multiple positions in Outbound- and Inboundlogistics as well as Disposition in the Logistics of the Volkswagen Group since 2000.
Digitization and concept development - transport and container network, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG
Started 1999 in various functions in CKD and Programm planning. 2004 taking over operative responsibility in the plant of Wolfsburg. After this planning and designing the transport Network of the VW Group. Since 2018 responsible for the concept development and digitization of material logistics of the VW Group.
Projectmanager Sales, Blue Inductive
-Master from the University of applied sciece Berlin and ANU Australia in Renewable Energy Systems
-Researcher and Teamleader for Modul Technology at the Fraunhofer ISE for 5 Years
-Head of R&D at Lampuga GmbH
-Since 2018 Projectmanager Sales and Buisness development at Blue Inductive
CTO, LiGenium GmbH
Sven Eichhorn is an expert in the use of wood in mechanical engineering. For 12 years he is research group leader at Technical University Chemnitz, since 2014 project manager at Steinbeis Transfer GmbH. His focus is the sustainable reduction of transported weight resulting in remarkable savings of energy, CO2 and costs. Since 2018 he is co-founder of the LiGenium GmbH.
CEO, XTL Kommunikationssysteme GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Max Gath was a research assistant at the Bremen Center for Computing and Communication Technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In 2014, he founded the XTL Kommunikationssysteme GmbH, which offers consulting services and AI-solutions for logistics processes. In 2016, he was awarded with the Science Award for Supply Chain Management of BVL.
Project Manager, Audi AG
Mirko Goeres coordinates the VR/AR activities in the Volkswagen Group. Together with his team at Audi he is responsible for the development of different VR applications since 2016.
After studying Business IT he startet 2001 at Audi and was responsible for different large scale logistic IT projects as a project and program manager.
Overseas Transport Management, Volkswagen AG
Trained as a wholesale and foreign trade businessman, worked for automotive suppliers from 2004-2009, Volkswagen since 2009, initially in the Components division (tyre assembly and drive shaft assembly), Volkswagen Group Logistics since 2013, overseas transport management for the Middle East, Far East and Eastern Mediterranean regions since 2014. Graduate in business administration.
CEO & Co-Founder, QUANTITEC GmbH
Ersan Günes studied electrical engineering and information technology at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences until 2010, before joining CCASS in the field of smart-sensor-networks. In 2013 he founded the startup Quantitec and developed the IntraNav system - a real-time indoor localization system and an Industrial-IoT platform for the digitization of production and logistics.
Director Finished Vehicle Logistics, INFORM GmbH
After studying electrical engineering, Hartmut Haubrich worked with AMEPA, a leader in steel sensing technology, and Parsytec, supplier of IT systems for surface inspection, before he joined INFORM in 2001. He served in the Aviation Division as Head of the Project Delivery Team and since 2012 the Manufacturing Logistics Division as Director Finished Vehicle Logistics.
Sales - KAM, Bosch Rexroth AG
Daniel Hellmeister is working at Bosch Rexroth since 2016. As Key Account Manager, he is responsible for Volkswagen in Germany. His career within the Bosch Group started in 2014 when he joined the Junior Managers Program.
Technical Director EMEA, ORBIS GmbH
Several years of professional experience in the field of packaging solutions and product development
Development and implementation of customized packaging solutions| Technical project manager|3D Development and visualization of packaging solutions|Longstanding experience in the use of hazardous goods packaging solutions|Experience in project management|Experience in the roll out of complex large-scale projects| Several years of experience in the food, chemical and automotive industries in an international business environment
Leiter Digitalisierung Behälternetzwerk, Volkswagen AG
As a Senior Manager for Digitization Ansgar Hermes works on the digital transformation of the Volkswagen container network. Before he worked on the optimisation of Inbound & Outbound logistics processes & networks. For the Volkswagen Group of America he has held the position of Senior Manager Transportation. He has a Phd from the Fraunhofer IML in Dortmund, Germany.
Vice-president of Sales, PINC
At PINC, Kevin Humphrey is responsible for building enterprise and channel relationships with Fortune-500 companies. Mr. Humphrey has a successful track record of more than 25 years that includes high-profile leadership positions and recognized sales achievements in the high-tech and logistics industries. Prior, Mr. Humphrey was in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Qualified.
As electronics engineer he gained experience in developing and manufacturing IT hardware and software at IBM, before founding a consulting firm and managing larger projects for SMEs. In 2011 he founded GreyOrange with 2 Indian students with the objective to provide automation for autonomous warehouse operation with the help of artificial intelligence.
Green Logistik & Digitalisierung, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik
Marc Issel studied Industrial Engineering and is employed at Volkswagen Group Logistics since 2011. In his work for Green Logistics he developed Bio-Plastics for Packaging and the CO2-Accouting methodology for all Volkswagen Groups Transportation and he represents Volkswagen in several external projects. In Addition to that he is Lead of several Digitization Projects.
CEO & Founder, Clemens Kirner, INS Insider Navigation Systems GmbH
Clemens Kirner is the founder and owner of INS Insider Navigation Systems GmbH a specialist of hardware-free, precise augmented-reality-indoor-navigation and indoor experience. Mr. Kirner held lectures at the New York University, Technical University of Vienna and is a regular speaker & exhibitor at important trade fairs & marketing events worldwide (AWE, Euroforum, etc).
Project Manager, COGLAS GmbH
Robert Kotschy studied logistics management and completed his training at Rhenus Logistics. From 2011 he completed a trainee program at the Schnellecke Group. He spent several years in Schnellecke's car body construction division (KWD) as a project coordinator between IT and logistics in Dobrovice (CZ) and Radeberg. Since 2017 he is project manager at COGLAS GmbH.
Partner - Vice President, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH
After 11 years in the industry, mainly as Managing Director for 1st Tier Automotive Supplier, he started 2007 at Management Engineers (now part of Strategy&).
He has advised international clients across the globe from Strategy through Execution. Moreover he is the leader of the PwC Strategy& Truck & Bus account team and the author of the biannual Truck Study 2018.
Green Logistics, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik
Academic studies of Business Administration in Heilbron, Germany.
Since 1996 with Volkswagen in different roles and responsibilities in the Areas of logistics and purchasing.
Since 2012 responsible for the managment of the Topic area Green Logistics within Group Logistics.
Vice President Global GoGreen, DHL
20 years experience in Logistics and Supply Chain of which 10+ years in leading global and regional positions that involved supply chain sustainability. In his current role Stephan is in charge of DHL Supply Chain's environmental sustainability, program GoGreen.
CEO of Evertracker. Evertracker offers full control over supply chains and logistics. He also co-founded Schmitt. GmbH Branding. Strategy. Design. He previously worked as an art director for multinational companies and as a business development manager. He completed an Executive MBA at ESCP Europe. In March 2019, he became member of the German council of logistics experts.
Logistics Project Manager, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik
- 1993-1994 K-Line RoRo planing dept./ bulk shipping dept.
- 1994-1995 VW Mexico Trafico, Airfreight planing
- 1994-1995 VW UK Vehicle Imports
- 1995-2012 VW Group-logistics Container planning / purchasing
- 2013-2015 VW Group-logistics FBU TMS Team
- 2016-2019 VW Group-logistics project manager outbound dispatch management
Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Dassault Systemes Deutschland GmbH
Dr. Tobias Schulz is a senior business consultant at Dassault Systemes. He has extensive experience implementing logistics solutions for clients around the world, including DHL Express and a major European retailer. His specialties include operations research, supply chain optimization, and inventory management.
CEO, Fracht SIA
After completing a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree, CEO, Mr. Slenderis has seen a career of 19 years spanning across vehicle sales and logistics in the Finished Vehicle Logistics industry. In 2014, embracing technology innovation to solve business challenges, Mr. Slenderis established a European FVL Transport Logistics Alliance to give members access to a global platform (ALCS) which delivers secure control & collaboration for OEMs with Tier 1 & Tier 2 LSPs and addresses the challenge of timely communication, accurate information & better response times.
IoT & Industrial Solutions Sales, Cisco Systems GmbH
VOLKER SORHAGE has been working for Cisco Systems GmbH since 2014 as IoT & Industrial Solutions Sales.
After studying communications engineering, he began in 1995 his professional career in various fields as specialist and management position as R&D Engineer, Product Manager and Sales Director at Siemens, Sony, Harting and ABB.
Head of Digitization Transport Networks, Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG
Sören Stade is heading the Digitization of Transport Networks for material logistics of Volkswagen Group. Main focus is a digital integration of all partners involved in the process, aiming for transparent, self-employing supply chains. With an MBA in his pocket, he started his career at Volkswagen in 2004, and has since held several managerial positions in Germany and abroad.
Head of Finance, Konrad Zippel Spediteur GmbH & Co. KG
At the Zippel Group, Björn Tiemann is responsible for the Finance, Digitization and Project Management divisions. Prior to this, he held various management positions in the shipping and rail transport sectors. Zippel uses environmentally friendly CNG trucks in combined transport and operates them with waste-based biomethane almost balance-neutrally at CO₂
Managing Partner, IdentPro GmbH
Michael Wack is Managing Partner of IdentPro GmbH. The graduate computer scientist founded various IT companies during his more than 30 years of professional experience. He is currently developing digital strategies for the automated intralogistics of the future.
Partner, UNITY AG
Teja Washausen is a partner at UNITY. He has more than 25 years of experience in leading positions in management, process and IT consulting. He is responsible for "Smart Factory & Logistics". He is responsible for the strategic management and further development of consulting services for digitization and operational excellence in production & logistics.
Head of Smart Production Lab, Volkswagen AG
Jan Wipke is a member of the Volkswagen Group IT since 2008. He was leading different software projects in the last years. He takes over several leading functions after recording in the management circle. Currently he is leading the Smart.Production:Lab and is ramping up a Software Development Center.
Head of Customer Innovation, BT (Germany) GmbH & Co. oHG
Dr. Ludwig Zink has many years of global experience in IT- Management. He is “Head of Customer Innovation” for BT Germany. Digital Transformation is his topic.Ludwig holds a Dr. degree from TU Munich. He finished his MBA at MIT, Cambridge MA.