Head of mechanical engineering department, ÖSTU-STETTIN Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH
After studying mining at the University of Leoben, my professional career began in 1992 as a plant manager in a mining company. In 2002 I changed to BMTI / STRABAG, where I initially worked for repair management in Austria, from 2009 as Dir. Head of BMTI was responsible for Russia. Since 2014 I have been in charge of the MT department at ÖSTU-Stettin.
CEO, HBC-radiomatic GmbH
Dr. Friederike Brendel is technical CEO and shareholder of the HBC group. She joined the family-owned business after completing a PhD degree in electrical engineering in 2013. Since 2015, she has been responsible for R&D, Production as well as IT.
Partner, etventure GmbH
Peter Feldmeier leads digital transformation projects at etventure and supports medium-sized companies. Previously, he was one of the managing directors of the start-up Interim Excellence GmbH and a member of the management team of the career service Expertee. As Country Manager DACH he was involved in building a worldwide leading marketplace for live entertainment tickets.
Chief Business Development Officer, ANYbotics AG
Dr. Péter Fankhauser is a co-founder of the Zurich based startup company ANYbotics, developing autonomous mobile robots for harsh environments such as the legged robot ANYmal. Péter leads the customer, business development and marketing activities of ANYbotics. During his Doctorate degree at ETH Zurich, Péter developed perception and planning algorithms for ANYmal.
Co-Founder , klarx GmbH
Matthias Handschuh is Co-Founder of klarx, the leading Online Rental Platform for construction machinery. After his career as a professional snowboarder and studies in economics he built snowparks for ski resorts and realized the potential that the digital machinery rental had. Together with his brother Florian and Vincent Koch he founded klarx.
Product Manager ADAS, TTControl
Andreas Locatelli graduated from the University of Klagenfurt and started his career as software engineer at a Silicon Valley startup later acquired by Cisco. He completed an MBA degree and worked as an advisor to startups and SMEs. Today, he focuses on advanced operator assistance and autonomous driving technology for off-highway machinery as a product manager at TTControl.
CEO & Co-Founder, ToolSense GmbH
Alexander Manafi is the CEO and co-founder of IIoT startup ToolSense.
ToolSense enables OEMs to improve customer service, generate insight for R&D and increase customer loyalty - by using the 'ToolSense NOW' IIoT platform.
Prior to ToolSense, Mr. Manafi worked at the industry 4.0 divison of Siemens, at the Microsoft partner FWI and at the German SaaS startup Quandoo.
Program Manager Commercial Pilots, Volvo Construction Equipment
Uwe is a specialist in automation and electrification of construction equipment with extensive experience in innovation engineering to create solutions for a sustainable future. Since he joined Volvo CE in 2006, he has led several research projects developing concept machines and site systems. He has been the Chief Project Manager for the breakthrough study Electric Site.
Product Portfolio Manager, Bucher Hydraulics
Studied marine engineering in Flensburg, Germany, 1984. After finishing his seafaring career he worked in hydraulics since 1988. Experience from testing, service, training and development with industrial and mobile hydraulic systems. With Bucher Hydraulics since 2013.
Regional Managing Director Central Europe, Husqvarna Deutschland GmbH Construction Products
Mathias Pfitzenmeier has an education as a toolmaker, studied mechanical Engineering in Karlsruhe and Nottingham, England and has also an MBA from the University of Nürnberg. Since 2011 Managing Director Germany and from 2016 Regional Managing Director central Europe. Prior to Husqvarna Mathias worked in serveral Leadership Position with an american High Technology Company.
CSO, HAWE Hydraulik SE
Robert Schullan studied mechanical engineering in Munich. 1985 he started his professional career as sales engineer with Schaeffler (INA). There he became a member of the executive board in 1998 and kept this position for 18 years. Since April 2018 he is the CSO of HAWE SE, a family owned company that offers hydraulic products and solutions worldwide
SVP Technology, Fortaco
Rafal Sornek, graduate of Tokyo University. He has 20 years of experience in different R&D positions in various types of industry like automotive (Isuzu Motors) and off-highway industry (Cargotec). Work experience spanning structures, control systems, and digitalization of product and services. He joined Fortaco 2018 as Senior Vice President responsible for Technology.
BOMAG, VP Strategie, Marketing & Digitalisierung
Jonathan Stringham has been part of the Executive Leadership Team of BOMAG for 7 Years and is currently responsible with his team for the areas Strategy, Marketing, Product Management and Digitalization. Before this he spent several years in different positions in Business and Corporate Development at the SCHOTT AG and as a management consultant.
Director R&D, Motorenfabrik Hatz
Dr.-Ing. Simon Thierfelder studied mechanical engineering at the technical university in munich and did his dissertation on the field of thermodynamics at the chair of combustion engines at the technical university in munich. After several positions at the Hatz company he is in charge for the R&D-department since november 2016.
COO, Zeppelin Lab GmbH
Tomas, COO of Zeppelin Lab (Z LAB), has 20+ years of industry experience, including 15 as a manager at Zeppelin Rental, and is now responsible for sales, marketing and operations at Z LAB. Z LAB is the innovation hub of the Zeppelin Group. The focus here is on digital business models to sustainably change the construction, logistics and infrastructure industries.