April 26 - 30 | 2021

All times are Central European time zone

Conference Program

April 27 | 2021

  • 09:30 - 09:35
    Chairman's Opening

    Ricardo Moya Quiroga, Partner, McKinsey & CompanyBorder circle

  • 09:35 - 10:20
    Panel Discussion: COVID-19 and the Automotive Sector: Finding Opportunities in Crisis
    • How has the pandemic accelerated the adoption of new manufacturing technologies and leadership models?
    • The role of digitization in addressing current supply chain challenges
    • How is the auto industry successfully transitioning to the implementation of new technologies and connected manufacturing environments?

    Panel Moderator:

    - Guillaume Crunelle, Automotive Industry Leader, DeloitteBorder circle


    - Tuğrul Günal, President of Supply Chain Management Association, TEDAR Border circle

    - Yaron Flint, Director, Innovation & Strategy Operations, Continental  

    - Dr Soroosh Sam Saghiri, Senior Lecturer, Centre of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield UniversityBorder circle

  • 10:20 - 10:40
    Automotive Supply Chain Transformation due to Technology Disruption

    Rahima Yakoob, Customer Success Lead for Cloud Platform, Daimler Border circle

  • 10:40 - 11:00
    Morning Break
  • 11:00 - 11:20
    Industry 3.0 vs Industry 4.0 Businesses : How the Digitalization Degree Shapes Competitiveness in the Automotive Industry?

    - Jalal Hammari, Industry 4.0 Engagement Manager, Automotive, Siemens Digital Industries Border circle

  • 11:20 - 11:40
    How Will 5G Enable Flexible Automation and Efficiency in Manufacturing?

    - Rowan Hogman, Research Leader & Head of 5G Industry Collaborations, Ericsson Border circle

  • 11:40 - 12:25
    Remaining Relevant in the Industry 4.0 Automotive Ecosystem
    • Overcoming barriers to adoption in the supply chain
    • Importance of additive manufacturing in realising industry 4.0 potential
    • Intelligent tech & IoT creating supply chain resilience

    Panel Moderator:

    Nick Wright, Head of Manufacturing Industries, Digital Catapult Border circle


    - Ian Gardner, Industry 4.0 Solutions Architect, IBM Border circle

    - Uziel Zontag, Managing Director, Hahn Digital, and BOD member of Kitov and Cybellum Border circle

    - Chrissie Kemp, Head of Intelligent Automation - InDigital, Jaguar Land Rover Border circle

    - Dr. Nandini Chakravorti, Chief Engineer - Digital Engineering, The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd Border circle

  • 12:25 - 14:00
    Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 14:05
    Opening of Afternoon Session

    Ricardo Moya Quiroga, Partner, McKinsey & CompanyBorder circle

  • 14:05 - 14:50
    Panel Discussion: E-Mobility Reshaping the Automotive Industry
    • Delivering on electric vehicle goals: how can the supply chain change quickly enough?
    • Key challenges to address in the development and integration of electric charging infrastructure

    Panel Moderator:
    - Gerhard Nowak, Partner/ Vice President, Bain & Company Border circle


    - Aleksander Rzepecki, Electric Vehicles Manager Central Europe, Mercedes-Benz Cars EuropeBorder circle
    - Gianmarco Brunetti, Feature, Attribute & USP Strategy Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Border circle
    - Cara Clairman, CEO, Plug’n Drive Border circle

    - Martin Wood, Supply Chain Specialist, Electrification, Department for International TradeBorder circle

  • 14:50 - 15:30
    Panel Discussion: Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain: Challenges, Opportunities, and Outlook to 2040

    Panel Moderator:
    - Luca Bono, Technology Advisor, Battery Industry Border circle


    - Christian Reiche, Founder, ReicheTay Border circle

    - Joe Bush, VP Business Development, Battery ResourcersBorder circle

    - Gavin Harper, Fellow, Faraday Institution Research Border circle

    - Greg Ombach, Executive Vice President, DRÄXLMAIER GroupBorder circle

  • 15:30 - 16:00
    Afternoon Break
  • 16:00 - 16:40
    Panel Discussion: Women in Engineering: An Imperative for Business Success
    • Diversity as the key to industry innovation - today more than ever
    • Tools and support for closing the gender gap in automotive manufacturing: is enough being done?
    • Improving spaces for women by creating agility and flexibility for long-term retention

    Panel Moderator:
    - Mariam Zahedi, Functional Manager – Manufacturing Systems, Bentley Motors Border circle


    Rahima Yakoob, Customer Success Lead for Cloud Platform, Daimler  Border circle
    - Mary Joyce, Vice President & GM, Automotive and Mobility Division, UL Border circle

    Zahra Bahrani Fard, City Solutions Strategic Analyst, Ford Motor Company Border circle

    - Ying Wan Loh, Chartered Engineer, IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2019     Border circle

  • 16:40
    Conference Close