Strategic Business Development & Offer Marketing Director
Adrian has spent over 20 years in customer-facing positions ranging from sales and marketing, to fulfilment and account management. His career focus has been on problem solving and development within emerging and rapid growth segments to enable customer success across a wide range of industries from Hi Tech to Retail and Logistics and across multiple disciplines such as Supply Chain, Manufacturing Simulation and Analytics.
Angel García Bombín
Business Data Analytics Project Manager
Engineer with a long trajectory in the Industry in Operation areas, with a strong capacity in Process Optimization. During the last 5 years more concentrated in the implementation and roll out of Projects in the framework of Industry 4.0 in the areas of Quality, Production, Maintenance and Lean Manufacturing.
Manager of the Awarded Project in the First Edition of the Data Science Awards organized by Telefonica for the Best Big Data initiative in Spain.
Head of Business Development Technology
Christian studied Materials Handling at the University of Applied Science at Erfurt, graduating with a degree in engineering (2002) and later completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program at the University of Wales, UK (2012). Currently he is enrolled in a Master of Science degree program in Information Technology at the Indiana University Bloomington, USA.
From 2003 till 2018 Christian held several leadership roles in Operations, Lean and Supply Chain Management for Grammer, ITW, TRW, Faurecia and Federal Mogul in Europe, Asia and the US. During this time, he was responsible for the setup of two manufacturing plants in Asia as well as more than 15 restructuring projects across the globe. Beside his operational responsibilities Christian was also jointly responsible with the conceptual design and roll out of the Production System for Federal Mogul as well as for TRW.
His most challenging project was the setup of a new Just in Time plant in South Korea (2009). “At this time, I was fairly young (29) and put in charge in a culture where it is all about seniority and hierarchical levels. I have done many mistakes, have learned a lot and was successful in the end because of a great team and an inspirational leader”.
Christian has a deep technical understanding and a high level of expertise in Production and Supply Chain with modern methods and standards. This expertise he is passing over in form of his lecturing assignments in International Production, Digital Strategies and Lean Management at two technical universities in Germany.
Currently, Christian is working for STAEDTLER, a traditional German FMCG manufacturer, where he is responsible for the lean transformation along with the digital agenda for the manufacturing network.
Prof. ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis is Faculty Member at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Engineering of EPFL, Switzerland, where he is leading a research group on ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing. He serves also as Director of the doctoral Program of EPFL on Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems (EDRS). His research interests are Closed Loop Lifecycle Management, IoT, Semantic Technologies, Industrial Ontologies and Data Analytics for Engineering Applications. He served also as Guest Professor at the IMS Center of the University of Cincinnati, and Invited Professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne, the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard and at ParisTech ENSAM Paris. Prof. Kiritsis is actively involved in EU research programs in the area of Factories of the Future and Enabling ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing. He has more than 220 publications. From September 2013 to September 2019 Dimitris was Chair of IFIP WG5.7 – Advanced Production Management Systems. From 2013 to 2017 he was member of the Advisory Group of the European Council on Leadership on Enabling Industrial Technologies – AG LEIT-NMBP. He is also founding fellow member of the International Society for Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), of various international scientific communities in his area of interests including EFFRA and among the initiators of the IOF (Industrial Ontologies Foundry).
Business Development Leader
Currently Leader of the Business Development team at Resco and taking care of EMEA regions, Giorgio has 10+ years of cross-sector leadership and sales experience. He is experienced in building B2B client networks and achieving expertise in delivering projects and results.
Project Manager, Production
MTU Aero Engines
Josef Kriegmair works as Representative Production Turbine Blade / Structure Castings at MTU Aero Engines AG in Centre Production. His focus is on developing and implementing digital process chains, CAM/CAM methods, NC simulation solutions, manufacturing intelligence for turbine blades and structure castings. Prior to this, he was in technical procurement, logistics & plant maintenance, production engineering focus technology development for production and maintenance, repair & overhaul at MTU Aero Engines. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering focus Production Technology and a degree in Industrial Engineering focus Project Management and Technology Management.
Chief Digital Officer
GKN Powder Metallurgy
Paul is Chief Digital Officer within the PowderMetallurgy division of GKN with a team of 70 people globally. His biggest career success is the development of the industry 4.0 strategy for his division which he has been an integral part of. Paul believes the biggest opportunity for the manufacturing industry is data. To date, manufacturers have focused on product, machine and assets which is the core of the business and allows access to data sources. Now it is vital companies make the data visible and transparent, finding the value and resulting in improvements and new business models, new service models – what everybody needs to succeed in industry 4.0 and a create new realm for manufacturing.
Sr. Industry Executive Manufacturing
Sebastian Seutter is responsible for Industry 4.0 and Future of Manufacturing Industries at Microsoft. He also serves as Innovation Board Member of FORCAM (and the Dietmar Hopp family office) and Growth Equity Investor Advisory Partner for Digital+ Partners. Moreover, he is Advisory Council Member at Wargitsch Transformation Engineers.