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Expert Network

The AIoT Expert Network consists of experts in different fields related to AI and IoT. The core contributors are active in content creation and review, the extended network provides important feedback and helps shaping the general directions we are taking in the different areas. The main platform for collaboration between the members of the expert network are our AIoT Unplugged sessions.

Core Contributors

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DIRK SLAMA
(Editor-in-Chief)

EXPERT
Dirk Slama is VP and Chief Alliance Officer at Bosch Software Innovations (SI). Bosch SI is spearheading the Internet of Things (IoT) activities of Bosch, the global manufacturing and services group. Dirk has over 20 years experience in very large-scale distributed application projects and system integration, including SOA, BPM, M2M and most recently IoT. He is representing Bosch at the Industrial Internet Consortium and is active in the Industry 4.0 community. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne as well as a Diploma Degree in Computer Science from TU Berlin.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT
  • Architecture
  • Methodology


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DAVID MONZEL, MM1
EXPERT
David Monzel is a senior consultant at mm1. During his studies of industrial engineering, he gained experience in the fields of connected and AI-supported manufacturing, project management, agile development and consulting through various internships at manufacturing and consulting companies. At mm1, he actively contributes with his expertise in the fields of AIoT, digital & agile transformation and strategy in large IoT and IT projects across various industries
EXPERTISE:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Hybrid Product Development


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HEIKO LÖFFLER, MM1
EXPERT
Heiko Löffler is a consultant at mm1. During his studies of industrial engineering, he gained experience in the fields of smart connected products, industry 4.0, financial risk management and consulting through various internships at companies such as TRUMPF GmbH and SICK AG. Meanwhile, he is working as a consultant for mm1 in large IoT projects.
EXPERTISE:

  • Industrial IoT
  • Servitization(Equipment-as-a-Service)


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CK VISHWAKARMA, ALLTHINGSCONNECTED
EXPERT
CK has an extensive international experience in strategy, business & operational excellence, program management, complex solutions in multi-techs, multi-vendors scenarios. He is a hands-on team leader and has successfully initiated, led, and managed multimillion USD complex systems and solutions integration projects in his 17+ years of industry experience.
EXPERTISE:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Strategy


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SEBASTIAN HELBECK, ROBERT BOSCH POWER TOOLS GMBH
EXPERT
As platform owner at Bosch Power Tools, Sebastian is responsible with the project team for the strategy and execution of the embedded drive train, IoT connectivity, field data and embedded AI.Before he was Head of Engineering Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions since 2018. Sebastian studied electrical engineering, joined Bosch 2001 and was in charge of different international leader ship positions.
EXPERTISE:

  • Platform Owner Drive Train


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MARTIN LUBISCH, BOSCH CENTER FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
EXPERT
As an AI Consultant and Product Manager at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence Martin Lubisch identifies solutions that help customers in their daily business and brings those to scale e.g. Vivalytic: a Covid-19 testing device enhanced with DL based optical inspection. Martin has co-founded a start-up and worked along the lines of Industry 4.0, IoT and AI in various locations such as Berlin, Stuttgart and Silicon Valley.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT
  • Business Development
  • Product Management


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ERIC SCHMIDT, BOSCH CENTER FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
EXPERT
Eric Schmidt is an AI consultant and data scientist at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI). He initiates and implements data-driven solutions in various areas, ranging from engineering to manufacturing and supply chain management. Eric holds degrees in both computer science and business administration.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT
  • Machine Learning
  • Business Development


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HAAS PHILIPP, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
EXPERT
Dr. Philipp Haas is a lawyer at Robert Bosch GmbH in the legal department. He heads the Expert Group for Digital and New Businesses. His field of activity for many years has included the drafting and negotiation of software license agreements.
EXPERTISE:

  • Law


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MARC GROSSKOPF, TÜV SÜD
EXPERT
Marc started at TÜV SÜD in 2006 in the structural engineering department focusing on qualification and technical design. He has vast experience in dealing with demanding construction projects in a wide variety of industries. Prior to his current role, Marc was the department head for the Real Estate & Infrastructure division in South Korea. From 2017 on Marc has been assigned as business unit manager, for TÜV SÜD global activities in the field of building lifecycle solutions focusing on digital service integration.
EXPERTISE:

  • Construction Projects


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MARTEN OBERPICHLER, BOSCH
EXPERT
Marten Oberpichler is a working student at Bosch - Central Department IoT and Digitalization. After his Bachelor of Science he started is Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 2018. Marten has over 2 years of work experience at Bosch.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT


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RALPH NELIUS, DEUTSCHE POST AG
EXPERT
Ralph Nelius loves to build great products in agile teams. After various stints as a software engineer, consultant and enterprise architect, he now works as a product owner at Deutsche Post on AI topics.
EXPERTISE:

  • Product Development
  • Analytics
  • AI


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DR. MARTIN SAERBECK, TÜV SÜD
EXPERT
In his role as CTO Digital Service at TÜV SÜD, Dr. Saerbeck oversees the technology roadmap and key implementation projects of digital testing services, including the use and assessment of AI. He has a long track record in academia and industry in the domains of smart sensor networks, robotics, and AI. After completing his PhD with Philips Research, Dr. Saerbeck started an interdisciplinary research team on human-machine interaction within the Institute of High Performance Computing on novel technologies for aerospace, manufacturing and retail.
EXPERTISE:

  • Smart sensors
  • Robotics
  • AI


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DR. NIKOLAI HLUBEK, BÜRKERT FLUID CONTROL SYSTEMS
EXPERT
Nikolai works as a Senior Data Scientist at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems and develops new data-driven products. He has a PhD in physics and has been using data science for more than 15 years to tackle various topics. As an example, before joining Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, he developed a real-time ionospheric monitoring service for the German Aerospace Center.
EXPERTISE:

  • Data Science
  • Product development
  • Methodology


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DANIEL BURKHARDT, FERDINAND-STEINBEIS-INSTITUT
EXPERT
Daniel is a researcher at the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute with focus on the design of data-driven solution. Discovering patterns in data by the means of new technologies will tell us more about society, culture, and the environment. Mined properly, we will receive valuable insights that support us to create better, more precise and trustful solutions. While following this vision, Daniel aims at creating a tool that supports companies to design such innovative solutions. In this context, he leads with great motivation the AIoT Lab in Heilbronn, Germany and the IIC German Regional Team with the goal to transfer research findings into practical applications. He draws his inspiration from experiences during his Master study in Information Systems, Trainee program at Bosch GmbH and numerous digitalisation projects at the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute.
EXPERTISE:

  • Information Systems
  • Digital transformation


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HARINDERPAL HANSPAL, MOMENTA
EXPERT
Harinderpal (Hans) Hanspal is a Venture Partner at Momenta, a venture firm investing in industrial startups at the intersection of industry and digital. He has 25+ years of experience as a technology startup founder, corporate executive, entrepreneur, and, more recently, a venture capital investor driving business and product transformations in the technology, industrial, and telecom industries. He has held sales, product, and corporate strategy leadership roles at GE, Pivotal Software, VMware, and EMC (now DellEMC). As co-founder and COO of Nurego, an Industrial IoT Monetization startup, he helped grow from conception to a successful exit to GE. In his spare time, he leads Seattle's 4200+ member IoT Hub Meetup group.
EXPERTISE:

  • Corporate Innovation
  • Industrial Startups


Expert Network

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JUAN GARCIA, MM1
EXPERT
Juan Sebastian Trujillo Garcia is a senior consultant at mm1. During his studies in economics he collected experience in business development, IT, and consulting trough different internships for enterprises like Daimler AG and Deutsche Telekom. For three years he has been working as a consultant for mm1.
EXPERTISE:

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Science


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ALEXANDER WILLINEK, EVACO GMBH
EXPERT
More than 18 years of passion in BI projects – these are years in retrospect for Alexander Willinek, where he has gained a wealth of experience with a lot of passion and curiosity. As a programmer, he loves the situations where he develops solutions for customers in the first row, even if these are becoming increasingly rare in his current job as managing director and founder of EVACO GmbH.
EXPERTISE:

  • Business Development
  • Business Intelligence


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ARNE FLICK, REPEATMOBILE
EXPERT
As CEO of repeatmobile, Arne has a strong focus on modernizing the employee learning experience and fostering transformational trainings. Together with his team, Arne develops digital solutions to significantly increase the learning transfer of trainings & seminars. Arne has over 20 years of experience in digital learning projects with national and international stock market listed companies. He is active in the Industrial IoT Ecosystem as forum speaker for Industry 4.0 of SIBB and DLT speaker of IoT+[Network] and formed educational joint-ventures with the IOTA Foundation, IoT ONE and DroneMasters under the name “IoT ONE Academy”.
EXPERTISE:

  • Digital Learning
  • DLT
  • IIoT


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BENJAMIN LINNIK, OPITZ CONSULTING
EXPERT
Benjamin Linnik is a senior data engineer at Opitz Consulting. During his academic career, he has acquired profound knowledge in mathematics, physics and computer science. He uses his analytical skills to precisely grasp complex business and technical issues and to design customer-oriented IT solutions. During his Ph.D. Benjamin contributed to the development of a particle detector for a heavy-ion experiment at the international particle accelerator facility FAIR. For this purpose, he evaluated data statistically in order to ensure the suitability of the used components. Benjamin also used to automate complex (laboratory) workflows.
EXPERTISE:

  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Science
  • Programming


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CHRISTIAN WEISS, HOLISTICON AG
EXPERT
As a consultant, coach and trainer, Christian deals with the topics of business process management and agile project management. In particular, it is important to him to support large companies in the introduction of nimble, automated business processes and agile practices. Social concerns often play a major role in the implementation of ideas, for which he have developed a sensitive sense and sensitivity over the years.
EXPERTISE:

  • UML
  • BPMN


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CHRISTOPH VOIGT, NEXOCRAFT GmbH
EXPERT
Christoph Voigt is the IoT & AI Solution Manager at nexocraft GmbH, where he offers customised solutions for those who want to delve into the world of AI. He is a graduate engineer in electrical engineering, who, having discovered AI as a new basis for modern automation technology in recent years, works closely with customers to implement the new AI Controller and offers client-specific solutions.
EXPERTISE:

  • Machine Learning
  • Automation technology


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DANIEL WERTH, FERDINAND-STEINBEIS-INSTITUT
EXPERT
Daniel Werth ist Senior Researcher and Director Multilateral Ecosystems at the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute. In transfer-oriented projects in digital-based ecosystems, he strives to generate new added value for companies and added value to society. Daniel has over 15 years of experience in medium-sized companies, with a focus on wholesale and new services/business transformation. He received his doctorate from the LMU Munich in the field of business psychology.
EXPERTISE:

  • Business Transformation
  • Multilateral Ecosystems


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PROF. DR. DIETLAND ZÜHLKE, TH KÖLN
EXPERT
Prof. Dr. Dietlind Zühlke is a professor for applied mathematics at the TH Köln,since 2019. Before Dietlind worked at the TH Köln, she was a data science manager at Horn&Company Data Analytics. She was primarily responsible for projects for the conception and implementation of data science and machine learning applications, for the development of machine learning competences as well as programs for the transformation towards data-driven companies. Dietlind studied Computer Science with a focus on Artificial Neural Networks at the Universities of Leipzig and Bonn.She earned a PhD in Computational Intelligence from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
EXPERTISE:

  • Data mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Algorithms


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DIRK CASPER, OPITZ CONSULTING
EXPERT
Dirks motivation is to develop and implement viable and sustainable solutions together with customers and partners. From the brainstorming, development, project management and sales of IT solutions as well as change facilitation, he has worked through all roles. Together with connectivity partners and sensor manufacturers, he designed solutions for customers, identified suitable IOT platforms and helped developing complete ecosystems. At Opitz Consulting he is part of the AI core team and responsible for NLP, NLU, chat and voice bots. This also in combination with technologies such as augmented reality.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT
  • NLP
  • NLU


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ERIK WALENZA-SLABE, IOT ONE
EXPERT
As CEO of IoT ONE, Erik researches the impact of industrial digitalization on his client’s businesses and supports them to define and implement their digitalization strategies. He has worked in China for eleven years where he is an active member of the Chinese innovation ecosystem. Aside from his role at IoT ONE, Erik is chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce, and Shanghai Director of Startup Grind, the world's largest community of entrepreneurs.
EXPERTISE:

  • Industrial digitalization


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FERMIN FERNANDEZ, ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION
EXPERT
Fermin Fernandez is Director of Innovation at Bosch U.S. and Managing Director of the Chicago Connectory, an innovation center with a vibrant community of entrepreneurs and experts around IoT technologies and business ideas. Fermin has been with Bosch for 20+ years and has led technology projects in many locations around the world and diverse business units. He is an assessor for internal project manager certifications and holds an MBA from Wayne State University and an Industrial Engineering Bachelor degree.
EXPERTISE:

  • IoT
  • Industrial Engineering


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GENE WANG, BOSCH.IO CHINA
EXPERT
Strategic Consultant of IoT & Digital Transformation. Gene Wang, the General Manager of Bosch.IO China, has been active in IoT market for more than 10 years, and provides consultant services and helps customers on their digital transformation strategy and new IoT business model with innovative technologies and solutions. Besides, Gene has more than 25 years experience in Energy Area, and he held various positions at GE Energy.
EXPERTISE:

  • IoT
  • Smart Energy
  • Industry 4.0


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HAJO NORMANN, ACCENTURE
EXPERT
Hajos interest in business-focused, enterprise-wide, cross siloed bundles of functionality arose in 2001 while he was responsible for a shared service platform at a large German bank as an architect and technical team lead. For many years he is helping to motivate, designing and implementing solutions successfully at various customers and work on choosing the right mix of tools, on setting up a successful modernization, sourcing & vendor strategy, and sharing Integration Architecture principles, design guidelines, and best practices. Haj has worked as a consultant, sales consultant, management consultant, technical team lead, and architect in large project teams in banking, retail, government, and telcos.
EXPERTISE:

  • BPM
  • Methodology
  • SOA Design Pattern


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HEINER DUFFING, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
EXPERT
Heiner has more than 25 years experience in purchasing and partially business development in various business areas (Steel, Automotive, Consumer, Renewables) and countries.Strong focus has been to find market innovations and develop start-up suppliers/products to reliable serial partners, including the negotiation of fitting contracts.Currently he leads the Purchasing of Software and Engineering Services for Bosch products. He holds a degree as Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur from TU Darmstadt.
EXPERTISE:

  • Business development
  • Purchase
  • Logistics


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DR. HOLGER KENN, MICROSOFT
EXPERT
As Director of Business Strategy in Microsoft’s Business Development, Strategy and Ventures organization, Holger is responsible for defining and implementing strategy and investments in artificial intelligence, mixed reality and silicon ranging from tiny edge devices to global datacenter networks. Holger also represents Microsoft in industry bodies such as the OPC Foundation, the Industrial Internet Consortium, and the Digital Twins Consortium. Before joining Microsoft, Holger held several academic positions in wearable computing, robotics and AI research. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science and has more than 20 years of experience in artificial intelligence and the software industry.
EXPERTISE:

  • Strategy and Ventures
  • Business Development


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JIM MORRISH, FOUNDING MEMBER, TRANSFORMA INSIGHTS
EXPERT
Jim is a respected Digital Transformation and Internet of Things industry expert, with over 20 years’ experience of strategy consulting, operations management and telecoms research. Previously he was a Founder and the Chief Research Officer of Machina Research, the world's leading IoT analyst firm, which was acquired by Gartner in 2016. He is a co-author of the Ignite IoT framework on which the Ignite AIoT framework is based.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT Business Models


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JÖRN EDLICH, MM1
EXPERT
Jörn Edlich is a senior manager at mm1. He is responsible on digital, IoT-based services in the mobility and energy industry and focuses on the IT-security aspects of a IoT-architectures. He graduated with a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering and Communication Technology at RWTH Aachen University in 2006.
EXPERTISE:

  • Telecommunications
  • Business Development


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KAI HACKBARTH, BOSCH.IO
EXPERT
Kai Hackbarth is Business Owner Industrial at Bosch.IO, and also co-chair of the OTA SIG at the Industrial Internet Consortium. Kai has many years experience with IoT applications and architectures. He also has served as a Director of the OSGi Alliance for many years.
EXPERTISE:

  • OTA
  • Security


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DR. KATHARINA MATTES, MM1
EXPERT
Dr. Katahrina Mattes is a manager at mm1. After her diploma in business economics and her Ph.D. in innovation management she worked for VDMA, as head of coordination office. VDMA is a mechanical engineering industry association. Her work was about Industry 4.0 Baden-Wuerttemberg and gave her over 3 years of experience in Industry 4.0. In 2020 she also did her professional scrum master and started working for mm1.
EXPERTISE:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Business Engineering


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KIM KORDEL, BOSCH.IO
EXPERT
Kim Kordel is a senior business development manager for new IoT business at Bosch.IO. In her former position as an IoT business consultant and trainer for IoT business models at Bosch.IO she developed and taught methodology for building IoT business models. With this methodology she developed new digital business for internal and external customers. Kim also co-initiated and set-up the Bosch Startup Harbour, the incubation program for external startups for Bosch. Now Kim is responsible to establish new IoT business for the energy domain.
EXPERTISE:

  • IoT Business
  • Ecosystem Business Models


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LAURENZ KIRCHNER, MM1
EXPERT
Laurenz Kirchner is a partner at mm1 with a consulting focus on driving digital growth, helping his clients to become truly connected businesses. As a trained architect, MBA and experienced management consultant (including eight years McKinsey), Laurenz is a hybrid thinker with a strong ability to combine creative problem solving with solid business judgement. His consulting projects center on innovation, the development of digital products and ecosystems as well as data strategies for the Internet of Things.
EXPERTISE:

  • Driving Digital Growth
  • Architecture


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PROF. LIRONG ZHENG, FUDAN UNIVERSITY
EXPERT
Lirong Zheng received his Ph.D. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Afterwards he worked at KTH as a research fellow, associate professor and full professor, expert of Ericsson etc. He is a distinguished professor since 2010 at Fudan University, Shanghai China. Currently, he holds the directorship of Shanghai Institute of Intelligent Electronics and Systems, Fudan University. His research experience and interest includes ambient intelligence and internet-of-things, and applications in industry and Fintech etc. He has authored more than 400 publications and servers as steering board member of International Conference on Internet-of-Things.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT
  • IoT and Edge Computing
  • BlockChain


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MARCUS SCHUSTER, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
EXPERT
As a Project Director for embedded AI Marcus Schuster runs a cross-cutting project within the Robert Bosch Group, which creates prototypic realizations of products with embedded AI based core functions. He leads a diverse team of AI experts, embedded and backend SW engineers, architects, hardware developers and project managers. Marcus did his PhD on superconducting electronics, and joined Bosch in 2005. Since then he held various management positions in quality, business development and both HW and SW engineering.
EXPERTISE:

  • Embedded AI


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MARC HABERLAND, CLARIBA
EXPERT
Marc has more than 18 years experience in Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, strategy management and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) across telecommunication, education, healthcare, manufacturing, banking and public sectors. Marc leads a team of 70+ BI and analytics experts who deliver innovative, reliable and high-quality data driven digital transformation solutions, providing customers with clarity and actionable insight to improve business performance and develop new business models for long-term, sustainable competitive advantage.
EXPERTISE:

  • BI
  • EPM


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MICHAEL HOHMANN, BSH HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
EXPERT
Dr. Michael Hohmann works as a Systems Engineer in the field of autonomous cleaning robots at BSH. After studies in Mechanical Engineering and Measurement Science at TU Ilmenau he joined the Bosch Roxxter development team at BSH robotics department.
EXPERTISE:

  • Robotics and Architecture


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DR. MICHAEL WENIGER, DEUTSCHEPOST DHL GROUP
EXPERT
Dr. Michael Weniger is a Senior Data Scientist at Deutsche Post DHL Group. During his time at Deutsche Post he collected over 4 years of experience in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. Michael graduated with a Diploma in Mathematics and holds a PhD in probability-theoretical weather and climate models.
EXPERTISE:

  • Machine Learning
  • AI
  • Deep Learning


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PABLO ENDRES, SEVENSHIFT
EXPERT
Pablo Endres, Founder of SevenShift GmbH. Experienced security consultant and Professional Hacker. Pablo’s career has taken place mostly doing security in a variety of industries, like Cloud Service providers, Banks, Telecommunications, contact centers, and universities. He holds a degree in computer engineering, as well as a handful security certifications. Pablo has founded multiple companies in different continents and enjoys hacking, IoT, teaching, working with new technologies, startups, collaborating with Open Source projects and being challenged.
EXPERTISE:

  • IoT Security
  • Management of IT Projects


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PETER KLEMENT, AVANADE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
EXPERT
As Digital Enterprise Advisory Lead, Peter is responsible for helping clients to leverage digital innovations to create business value following the Triple Bottomline concept. Before joining Avanade, Peter built the IoT Practice for DXC.technology in Australia and New Zealand and was active for many years in the Industrial Internet Consortium. He is also Vice President of the MIT Club of Germany, where he is responsible for partnerships and programs. Peter das a MS in Computer Science for the University of Applied Science in Munich and an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
EXPERTISE:

  • IoT


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PETER LINDLAU, TOMORROW LABS GMBH
EXPERT
Peter Lindlau is working for over 4 years at Tomorrow Labs as an operative partner and has many years of experience with the implementation of IT projects. His current focus (for about six years) is the implementation of Industry 4.0 projects. Peter is the project mananger of the BMBF funding project "eApps4Production".
EXPERTISE:

  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy


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DR. ROBERT XIE, BOSCH COOPERATE RESEARCH
EXPERT
Research Expert of IoT Applications Head of IoT@Life program and group leader for IoT & I4.0 at the Bosch Research and Technology Center in China. Before joining Bosch, Robert was an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University focusing on medical robotics and sensor systems. As an alumni of the Bosch Accelerator Program, he is not only collaborate closely with Business Units for joint development, but also explore commercialization of IoT products and solutions with scalable, repeatable and profitable business models.
EXPERTISE:

  • IoT
  • Sensor Sytems
  • Computer Visions


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PROF. DR. THOMAS BARTZ-BEIELSTEIN, TH KÖLN
EXPERT
Director of the Institute for "Data Science, Engineering and Analytics" and Professor for Applied Mathematics at TH Köln. More than 20 years experience in simulation, optimization, machine learning and AI.
EXPERTISE:

  • Machine Learning
  • Modelling and Simulation


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SANGAMITHRA PANNEER SELVAM, FERDINAND-STEINBEIS-INSTITUT
EXPERT
Sangamithra is a working student at Ferdinand Steinbeis Institut. She has one year of experience working on AIoT framework and AIot laboratory: Pneumatic systems​ use-case. After her bachelor's degree, she moved to Germany to pursue her masters in Electrical Engineering, majoring in Smart Information Processing at the University of Stuttgart.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT
  • Data Science


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STEPHAN WOHLFAHRT, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
EXPERT
As Director and Corporate Process Owner Project Management at Bosch, Stephan is responsible for the general project management guidelines and company-wide PM qualification offerings of the Bosch Group, including predictive/plan driven, agile, and hybrid approaches. He has more than 20 years of experience in project management and organizational development and is a representative in PMI’s Global Executive Council.
EXPERTISE:

  • Project management
  • Agile planning


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THOMAS JAKOB, DRAEGER
EXPERT
As Chief Operating Officer for the Africa, Asia, and Australia region, Thomas supports its customers and the organization to scale efficiently, leveraging leading-edge technologies and digitalization also to drive transition to the new economy. For close to nine years, he was before spearheading the development of AIoT solutions and business models as Regional President of Bosch.IO in Asia Pacific. With master degrees in both electrical engineering and business administration, Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in senior management positions in industries such as IT and telecommunications, manufacturing and management consulting.
EXPERTISE:

  • IT
  • Telecommunications
  • Digitalization


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TORSTEN WINTERBERG, INNOVATION HUB BERGISCHES RHEINLAND e.V./OPITZ CONSULTING Deutschland GMBH
EXPERT
Torsten Winterberg holds degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and business administration. As Director of Business- and IT-Innovation he is responsible for future topics at OPITZ CONSULTING. Torsten is a consultant and coach for „everything new“, his focus is on software-driven solutions, AI, IoT, innovative capabillities, digital business models, solution concepts and architectures. In addition Torsten is actively developing the Innovation Hub Bergisches RheinLand e.V. as managing director.
EXPERTISE:

  • AIoT
  • Architecture
  • Digital Business Models


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DR. ACHIM NONNENMACHER, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
EXPERT
Achim’s goal is to improve the experience of vehicle users, OEMs, and software developers by accelerating the innovation cycles in the automotive industry. At Bosch Connected Mobility Solutions he is responsible for product and portfolio of the Software-defined Vehicle. Before this, he drove product innovations in the mobility sector by validating business, technology hypotheses and user needs at scale. Achim holds a PhD in computational mathematics from Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and an executive education on Innovation Acceleration from UC Berkeley.
EXPERTISE:

  • Automotive
  • Product development
  • Business Strategy


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HANNAH ABELEIN, MM1
EXPERT
Dr. Hannah Abelein is a Manager for Research and Knowledge Management at mm1. During her PhD thesis in software engineering, she gained experience in the fields of managing large-scale IT Projects in various industries and studied how the communication between the various roles can improve project success. As a consulted she work for various clients mainly in the digitalization area, such as DHL, Deutsche Bank, Adidas and Thomson Reuters. In addition she founded and is the content lead for the AI Circle – a network for practical exchange on AI Projects
EXPERTISE:

  • Consultant