Senior VP, BU Leader Commercial Vehicles & Off-Road, Robert Bosch GmbH
Andrew Allen studied Total Technology in Mechanical Engineering at the Imperial College of Science & Technology at the University of London, UK.
In 1989, he joined Robert Bosch Ltd. in Denham, UK, as a Sales Engineer, and spent the next few years working at various locations in Germany, the USA and the UK. Since 2019, he has been the Business Unit Leader for Commercial Vehicles and Off-Road at Robert Bosch GmbH.
Partner, Head of Cyber Security & Privacy in Germany, PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH
Jörg Asma studied Electrical Engineering. He is head of cyber security services Germany He is working in the Cyber Security / Information Security industry for more than 20 years now. As such, he worked in the area of standardization, certification and accreditation as well as teaching ISMS & Cyberwarefare at various universities.
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.
Professor, TU Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns present research activities are realization of reliable, complex autonomous robotic system. The main application area is off-road robotics, in which autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles like small trucks, excavators, harvesters, tractors, and rescue robots are under development.
Co-Founder & Senior Key Account Manager, AKASOL AG
Felix von Borck has been developing vehicles, technologies and components for electric mobility since 1994. In 2008, together with 3 partners, he founded AKASOL GmbH, today AKASOL AG, one of the innovation leaders in the development and production of robust, safe and durable battery systems for electrically powered city buses, commercial vehicles, commuter trains, trams, ships and industrial vehicles.
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.
Vice President Advanced Robotic Applications, KUKA Deutschland GmbH
Alois Buchstab studied mechanical engineering at the FH Ulm. He has been with KUKA for over 30 years in the field of robotics. His current responsibilities include the development and establishment of new industries such as education and entertainment, as well as the market launch of MRK-capable robots and mobile robot systems.
Managing Director, SITECH Deutschland GmbH
After graduating in surveying, Frank Dahlhoff has been working in the sales of surveying solutions since 1990, specializing in construction machine controls and construction surveying systems since 1998 and became Managing Director of today's SITECH Deutschland GmbH in 2005.
Corporate Technology Officer, Ammann Group
Ammann is a world-leading supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry with core expertise in road building and transportation infrastructure. Anton Demarmels served as CTO and member of the executive committee from 2007 to 2016. As of 2017 he represents Ammann in international associations and acts as consultant to the CEO.
Head of Business Unit Internal Combustion Engines, Liebher Components Technology
Rudolf Ellensohn began in 1973, after studying mechanical engineering, in the development of diesel engines for trucks and mobile machinery in Arbon/CH for the companies Saurer and Iveco. Since 2011 he has been a member of the Liebherr management board responsible for the combustion engine sector.
Business Development Manager -Smart Construction-, Komatsu Europe International N.V.
Karsten Elles studied mine surveying in Bochum. After several years in international Tunneling with guidance systems he continued with road- and earthworks for 20 years. In 2015 he joined Komatsu Europe International. Intelligent Machine Control and now Smart Construction are his responsibilities within DACH.
CEO, Strassing GmbH
Deputy President of “Bundesvereinigung Mittelständischer Bauunternehmen e.V.”
After studying law, Jürgen Faupel became Managing Director of Strassing GmbH in 1988, where he was mainly responsible for the Human Resources, Law and Insurance, Human Resources Development and Recruiting departments. In addition to his commitment, he is a member of various committees of the top building associations of the Federal Republic of Germany. He also holds honorary charitable posts in society.
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.
Director Services & Operations Off-Highway, TTControl
Roberto Ferrari graduated in electrical engineering with focus on automation systems. He completed his state exam in engineering and worked for MiCROTEC GmbH. In 2001 he took over as technical director of TTControl, a newly founded joint venture of TTTech and HYDAC. Since 2007 he is a board member of TTControl S.r.l. and currently he is also responsible for Sales & Marketing.
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.
Head of Digitalisation, STRABAG AG
Hans-Jörg Klingelhöfer is Head of Digitisation at STRABAG AG. One of his key activities is to manage and coordinate the digital transformation within the Group. He works as an advisory member of the STRABAG digitisation team (TDS) for the processing and continuous monitoring of digitisation processes.
CEO, Wacker Neuson SE
Since September 2017, Mr. Martin Lehner has taken on the role of CEO of Wacker Neuson SE. Mr. Lehner was previously Deputy CEO and CTO of the group responsible for research and development, procurement, production and quality. Before the merger between Wacker and Neuson (2007), Mr. Lehner was already a member of the executive board of Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen AG.
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, Rosenberger Telematics GmbH
Managing Director in various European industrial companies. Since 2011 co-owner and Managing Director of Rosenberger Telematics GmbH (formerly CEplus GmbH). Since 2015 strategic partnership with Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
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.
CEO, ATLAS Weyhausen GmbH
Markus Niedermayer has been Managing Director of the ATLAS Weyhausen Group since February 2014. After studying business administration, he began his career with the MB Group. After a long period as Managing Director for MAN AG (MHG Group), he was CEO/CRO in other management positions in mechanical engineering.
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.
Managing Director, Q Point AG
Mr. Pilger has been one of the managing directors of Q Point AG since its foundation in March 2018, and is responsible for product development and technology. Prior to that, he spent 17 years as the head of development for control systems and digital products for the Ammann-Group.
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
VP 5G Business Development, Telekom Deutschland GmbH
Herbert Schüttler is working for Deutsch Telekom since 1998 and has been performing various leading positions within the T-Systems and Telekom Deutschland. Since the end of 2017 he is the Vice President within Sales for Corporate Customers. Together with his team he is in charge of the 5G business development for corporate customers.
Senior Vice President, DEUTZ AG
Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp has been Senior Vice President of Research & Development at DEUTZ AG since January 2015, having previously held various positions at FEV GmbH in Aachen, most recently as Managing Director. He received his doctorate from RWTH Aachen University on the subject of "Development of low-emission combustion processes for natural gas engines".
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.