CTO & Head of Corporate Function Technology Innovation and Sustainability, thyssenkrupp AG
Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Achatz is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of the Corporate Function Technology, Innovation and Sustainability at thyssenkrupp AG. In this position he is globally responsible to initiate and implement future oriented projects, to identify and leverage synergies between thyssenkrupp’s businesses and to define, implement and improve processes.
Dr. Hans Dietl
CTO, Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH
Dr. Hans Dietl received his PhD degree from Vienna University of technology in 1987. Currently he is CTO at Ottobock. He has over 30 years of industrial and academic research experience in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics and neuroprosthetics.
Dr. Philipp Frank
CAE Engineer, Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH
Philipp Frank got a PhD in Mathematics and has been working a the R&D Department of Volkswagen Osnabrück since 2012. Besides designing the crash sensor setup via simulation, he works on 3D-printing applications and optimization problems.
Design Engineer, Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH
André Heinrichs started his career at Volkswagen as a participant of the integrated degree program, where he acquired next to the qualifications of a design draftsman also a degree in mechanical engineering. Since 2014, as a member of the technical development department André Heinrichs managed several projects in the field of additive manufacturing.
Dr. Stefan Kienzle
Director Group Research & Advanced Engineering for Body & Components, Daimler AG
For more than 25 years, Dr. Stefan Kienzle is working in different areas of Daimler AG. Since 2004 he is responsible as director of "Group Research & Advanced Engineering for lightweight materials and concepts". Since 2013 he lead the Center "Group Research & Advanced Engineering for Body & Components".
Project leader 3D-Printing, Deutsche Bahn AG
As project leader of 3D printing, Florens Lichte is responsible for the implementation of 3D printing at Deutsche Bahn AG. Before that, the graduate engineer worked at DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, business unit industrial engineering. With more than six years experience in metal engineering he has a great affinity for issues concerning production.
Director General, CECIMO - European Association of the Machine Tool Industry
Mr. Geerts is CECIMO Director General since 2008. Before, he held key positions at IBM and in several European industrial and engineering associations. A commercial engineer, Mr. Geerts obtained further degrees at Insead Fontainebleau and Singapore, London School of Economics, Vlerick, College of Europe, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and Catholic University of Leuven.
Dr. Simon Merkt-Schippers
Industry and Application Manager Additive Manufacturing, TRUMPF
Since 2015, Dr. Simon Merkt-Schippers has been working for TRUMPF, the world market leader for machine tools, as an industry and application manager in the field of additive manufacturing, dedicating his focus to the aerospace and energy sectors. Since 2011 he has been working intensively with Addiditve Manufacturing and received his doctorate in this field at the Frauenhofer ILT.
Innovation Manager Emerging Technologies & Concepts, Airbus Operations GmbH
Peter Pirklbauer was appointed Manager in the Emerging Technology and Concepts Group at Airbus Operations in Hamburg in 2012. In this role, Peter has the mission to capture and mature game-changing technologies, processes and business models for future generation products and services.
Co-Founder & Partner, DareDisrupt
Märtha Rehnberg, is former intrapreneur at Maersk where she worked with 3D printing as means to reduce their carbon footprint. Today she is Co-Founder of tech advocacy firm DareDisrupt and Co-Founder of BLOC (Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration). She teaches 3D printing at Norwegian School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School – with whom she also publishes her research on 3D printing. Märtha has been selected as a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ by the St Gallen Symposium for three consecutive years, and profiled as a ‘FemTech Leader’ by Innotribe, the Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group and the Digital Finance Institute.
Head of Emerging Technologies & Concepts, Airbus Operations GmbH
Peter Sander has 34 years of experience in the Aviation Industry with a wide range of different responsibilities for Industrial Engineering, Tool Design and Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Sheet Metal Production, CRFP Production, A380 Operations. Since October 2010 he works with Airbus R&T.
President UPS Germany, United Parcel Service LLC & Co. OHG
Frank Sportolari is the president of UPS Germany, where he is responsible for all operations and strategy in UPS’s largest market outside the USA. Frank has spent his entire 30year UPS career based in Europe. He began in 1986 in Munich. His current he accepted position in September 2011. Currently he is also Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.
VP Head of Plant Varel / Bremen, Premium AEROTEC GmbH GERD WEBER was appointed Head of Premium AEROTEC´s Plants Varel and Bremen in 2013. Today he is also responsible for all Additive Manufacturing related activities in entire Premium AEROTEC. He joined Airbus Group in 2003 and has hold numerous management positions in Engineering & Manufacturing