April 26 - 30 | 2021

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

    - Yaron Flint, Director, Innovation & Strategy Operations, Continental
    - Tuğrul Günal, Director, Supply Chain Management, Siemens Border circle

    - Matt Carpenter, CEO, Silvercar - TBC

  • 10:25 - 10:50
    Automotive Supply Chain Transformation due to Technology Disruption

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

  • 10:55 - 11:20
    How Will 5G Enable Flexible Automation and Efficiency in Manufacturing?

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

  • 11:20
    End of Morning Session
  • 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


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

    - Martin Wood, Supply Chain Specialist, Electrification, DIT

  • 14:55 - 15:40
    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


    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, Transportation Systems Analyst, Centre for Automotive Research Border circle

  • 15:40
    Conference Close