“Globally, the manufacturing sector is at a tipping point, with new challenges necessitating new solutions that meet the new goals of a circular economy”

29th - 31st March 2023 | Stuttgart, Germany

Past Key Speakers

Gladis Araujo

Vice President of Global Quality Systems

Mattel, Inc.


    Peter Thorngren

    Technology and Strategy Leader – Vehicle Engineering



      Marc Winkelman

      Global Director IWS Manufacturing Excellence

      Procter & Gamble


        Jesper Toubøl

        Vice President Operations - Moulding Production

        LEGO Group


          Mathew Stockwin

          Manufacturing Director, Europe



            Marcos Paganini

            Vice President of Global Manufacturing Strategy

            Johnson & Johnson


              Adam Zawadzki

              Innovations Senior Project Leader

              Toyota Motor Europe


                Korhan Yildirim

                Senior Head of Productions

                HUGO BOSS


                  Stefanie Brickwede

                  Managing Director

                  Mobility goes Additive e.V.


                    Davide di Blasi

                    Global Lean and Quality Director

                    Hilding Anders International AB


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                      About the Event

                      In a resource-constrained world, we must acknowledge that “unlimited growth” is a myth. Manufacturers are increasingly seeing the need to shift away from the “take-make-dispose” linear economy and toward increased responsibility for a product’s total lifecycle and environmental impact. This necessitates experienced navigators embracing the change and transforming their organization.

                      Hear from and meet the companies and individuals who have made a real difference in their businesses and achieved game-changing results by leveraging digital technologies to improve processes, reduce costs, increase agility, shorten lead times, and advance their Net Zero journey.

                      This three-day summit will allow you to understand how digitalization is transforming manufacturing, from the perspective of major companies and experts at the forefront of the digital era to SMEs taking their first steps toward smart manufacturing, as well as what major lessons we have learned after a decade of practice.

                      Key Topics

                      Manufacturers are seeing more and more the necessity to move away from “take-make-dispose” linear economy and step towards increased responsibility over the total lifecycle of a product and its environmental impact.

                      The driving force of the transformation are the people identifying themselves with the company’s mission and motivated by meaningful work based on the continual development of their strengths, competencies and empowerment to contribute to the overall success.

                      Decarbonization, energy efficiency and transition are the new targets driving manufacturers to sustainable “green” profitable companies.

                      The way you deal with failed approaches of your digital journey bears huge chances to successful accelerate the transformation and realign your organization.

                      Over the past couple of years, major event-based supply chain disruption (e.g., semi-conductor shortage, Suez Canal, Covid, Brexit, Ukraine War, etc.) has impacted business and the global economy in ways that are virtually unprecedented. Be part of the discussion on how to utilize digital technologies to anticipate and pro-actively react to disruptions to minimize impact and maintain the supply chain.

                      We experience a period of unprecedented exponential economic progress, enabled by Industry4.0 Key Technologies used in an intelligent manner.

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                      Maritim Hotel

                      Seidenstraße 34, Stuttgart-Mitte, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

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                      Martin Dieker

                      Martin belongs to the folks who believe that the shop floor is the only department in a company that generates values. It is in every leader's best interest to serve operators to execute their job in the best possible way.

                      Being a leader in operations is not about wearing nice suits and watches. The job is to ensure that operations are defining-, executing-, and improving standards on a daily base with respect to safety, quality, performance and cost. You work for 100 operators, not the other way around.

                      - Design and implement holistic production systems considering cross-functional integration (TPM, IWS, PSS, CBS, etc.)
                      - Bring lean/OpEx theory into daily operations
                      - Daily standard working processes and performance monitoring
                      - Improve processes, organizational structures and systems in industrial organizations
                      - Enable people to work together closely and to become better leaders (servant leaders)

                      Martin Gutberlet

                      Martin Gutberlet is responsible for the strategic and operative tasks of Baader's digitalization division as Managing Director of Open Innovation Holding GmbH, Trace Tomorrow Management GmbH and Early Business Development GmbH. Mr. Gutberlet reports directly to Mrs. Baader.

                      Martin Gutberlet has more than 25 years of experience in the field of digitalization and digital transformation and was most recently Chief Digital Officer of a global, listed packaging and paper company.  Prior he served as Head Digital Projects at a global leader in machine tools.

                      My passion: "Digital for me is about People, Change and Technology - empowering people while using innovative technology is my passion. "


                      Industry & Titles: Food, Packaging & Paper, Farming

                      CxO and Senior Mgmt


                      I am used to give keynotes to senior audience.

                      Waldemar Hirsch

                      Waldemar Hirsch is responsible for 3D printing of jigs & fixtures at Audi Sport. He coordinates the 3d printing activities within the production of Audi AG. His job also includes the responsibility for the mechanical analysis in the production of Audi Sport and the innovation management for the production.

                      Before the time of 3d printing he worked as a developer for process, method and technology after study automotive engineering at Cologne

                      Johan Beukema

                      Johan Beukema is Partner at BCI Global, a leading independent consultancy firm with headquarters in The Netherlands and offices in Europe (London, Frankfurt), North America (Atlanta, San Francisco, LA) and Asia (Singapore, Shanghai).

                      BCI Global was founded in 1985 and specializes in Manufacturing footprint optimization, supply chain optimization and location & site selection. Johan, who joined BCI in 1999, holds a university degree in (International) Business Administration of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Over the last 22 years Johan has supported many companies in the optimization of their manufacturing footprint strategies and end-to-end supply chains as well as in the selection of the optimal locations for new manufacturing sites, distribution centers and other business functions.

                      Johan’s geographical experience base includes EMEA, The Americas as well as Asia-Pacific including China and India. He works a lot for industry leaders in different industries as well as for new and fast-growing companies. Companies on his track record are for example ExxonMobil, Donaldson, Roche, Medtronic, Abbott, Amgen, Nestle, Danone, Takeda, Starkey, Hilti, Cisco, Huhtamaki, Ricoh, AMS AG, Brown Forman, Edwards, Oxea, Wabtec, and many others.

                      Johan regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and publishes about topics related to his area of expertise.

                      Jesper Toubøl

                      Jesper is the head of one of LEGO moulding sites and qualification factories which include both advanced mass manufacturing and maturing of new emerging technologies. Jesper has furthermore delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Product Design and Equipment ( Manufacturing - establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Singapore, Mexico and Denmark. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist.

                      Jesper has worked for LEGO in several roles.

                      1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly) product line.

                      2) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO DUPLO , LEGO Games , LEGO Technic , LEGO Hero Factory  - leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product.   

                      3) Establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.

                      Peter Thorngren

                      Peter Thorngren has the the ability to combine customer demands with technical possibilities and limitations to create working commercial solutions. Peter has also had personal experience in running a successful business in the management/system development area.
                      Peter works especially well in projects with a combination of technical, organizational, and commercial challenges. With his technical understanding and experience in larger projects, he can perform well in the areas of technology and business development.

                      Specialties: Peter Thorngren also has extensive professional experience in the areas of finance, marketing, automotive, government, industry, and telecom sectors.

                      Christophe Strauven

                      Christophe Strauven is an experienced business driver with entrepreneurial instincts who has worked in the cybersecurity industry for more than 16 years gaining experience in different positions.

                      Driven by enthusiasm, he remains fully abreast of technological trends and business challenges to help align the two. As a Business developer manager for Europe, his goals include building a business development strategy that ensures continuous innovation and business growth.

                      Outside of the office, Christophe enjoys travelling, gardening and wine.

                      Chetna Jain

                      Chetna Jain is a conscientious & visionary professional, with 18 years of experience in leading Research & Engineering programmes and product development.

                      Strategic adviser for techno-commercial viability of programmes. Lead projects for innovative, technologically advanced vehicle and safety-critical high volume automotive products. Experienced in streamlining business processes and leveraging product profitability.

                      She has worked with multi-cultural cross-functional teams, ranging from start-ups to century old established company. An effective communicator, adaptive and quick decision maker with strong analytical thinking. Balancing between sustainability and growth, works to expand her horizons by staying open to novel experiences.

                      Matt Barber

                      Matt Barber is the Product Manager for Shopfloor-Online MES, responsible for shaping the product strategy and ensuring the product meets the current and future needs of the market.

                      Matt brings years of experience as a software engineer and a project lead, where he has helped numerous manufacturers, across a range of industries, digitise their manufacturing operations with Shopfloor-Online MES.

                      Matt graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011, with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, and recently received a certification from the London School of Economics (LSE) for successfully completing MBA Essentials.

                      Alain Nochimowski

                      Alain Nochimowski is the Chief Technology Officer at Viaccess-Orca. Alain is responsible for leading VO’s innovative initiatives and on a broader scope, fostering an innovative mindset across the company.

                      Prior to this position, Alain led business development activities, first at Orca Interactive, and following the merger with Viaccess, at the new entity Viaccess-Orca.

                      Alain was responsible for leading VO’s entry strategy into new markets and ventures, and for creating a supportive industrial ecosystem for VO’s new products and technologies.  Before joining Orca Interactive in 2009, Alain held various business development and technical strategy positions successively at Orange, Viaccess, and SanDisk, in New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv.

                      Throughout his career, Alain initiated and successfully lead multiple innovation projects that notably resulted in dozens of issued patents and strategic sales to large content service providers. Alain graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

                      Kari Terho

                      Kari is the Vice President, Global Sales with Elisa IndustrIQ, helping manufacturing companies to leverage intelligent manufacturing opportunities.

                      Kari has over two decades of experience in working with manufacturing and telecommunications enterprise solutions and he is passionate about helping customers drive sustainable growth by using data insights to solve their most challenging problems.

                      Kari holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.

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