2018 Speaker Line-Up

Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Technology Conference



Florian Baumann

Technical director
Adasens Automotive GmbH

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Mel Torrie

Founder and CEO
Autonomous Solutions Inc

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Brett McClelland

Autonomous vehicles product owner
CNH Industrial

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Elza Marisa Paiva de Figueiredo

Autonomous system manager for Europe
Danfoss Power Solutions

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Christian Hering

Product manager automated driving
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

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Arto Orava

Manager, research and platform development
Epec Oy

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Dominique Seydel

Research engineer
Fraunhofer ESK

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Ben Holter

Systems engineering development manager
Husco

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Simon Yardley

Director of strategic business development
Husco

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Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

Research director
IDTechEx

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Alexander Holler

General manager electronics division
Inter Control Hermann Köhler Elektrik GmbH & Co KG

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Christopher Autry

Chief executive officer
Iothic Ltd

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Farhad Bolourchi

Manager - ADAS and controls
Nexteer Automotive

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Markus Prison

Director of business development, Europe
Quanergy Systems Inc

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Paria Amini

Head of automotive
ROSAS Center Fribourg

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Baard Rosvik

Business development manager
Semcon Devotek

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Yann Roussel

Business manager OEM GNSS and mobile mapping
Topcon Positioning Group

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Roberto Ferrari

Director services and operations off-highway
TTControl GmbH

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Fritz Ferstl

Chief technology officer
Univa Corporation

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Jan Rotard

CEO
Vemcon GmbH

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Uwe Müller

Chief project manager - advanced engineering
Volvo Construction Equipment

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Gunwant Dhadyalla

Chief engineer - International Digital Laboratory
WMG - The University of Warwick

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Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology



Markus Merkel

Professor
Aalen University of Applied Sciences

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Lars Fredriksson

Business VP – simulation-driven innovation
Altair Engineering GmbH

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Ryan Maughan

Founder
Avid Technology Group

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Sabine Pretsch

System engineer
AVL Commercial Driveline & Tractor Engineering GmbH

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Stephan Hammes

Skill team leader powertrain integration
AVL TEG GmbH

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Thomas Woopen

Vehicle development engineer for electrification
AVL Tractor Engineering

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Shaun Mepham

Chief engineer for electric vehicle systems
AxleTech

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Dierk Peitsmeyer

Product portfolio manager
Bucher Hydraulics

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Bill Van Amburg

Executive vice president
Calstart

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Steve Sokolsky

Program manager
Calstart

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Ulrich Richter

Team lead wireless charging
Delta Energy Systems

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Ralf Plieninger

Head of electrification
Deutz AG

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Phillip Scarth

Head of basic technologies
FPT Powertrain Technologies

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Pietro Boggia

Principal consultant, mobility
Frost & Sullivan

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Greg Harris

Global electrification services leader
Horiba Mira

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David Sandells

Chief technical officer
Hyperdrive Innovation

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Willem Nieuwland

Project leader/system group leader
Hyster-Yale Group

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Mathias Wechlin

Director product management
IPT Technology GmbH

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Ignacy Puszkiewicz

Senior director, advanced technology and industrial design
JLG Industries Inc

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John Bennett

Chief technology officer and vice president of global product strategy
Meritor

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Jean Heren

System advanced engineering manager
Poclain Hydraulics

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Romain Nicolas

System engineer - Simcenter Amesim for Trucks, Buses and Off-highway applications
Siemens PLM

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Uwe Müller

Chief project manager - advanced engineering
Volvo Construction Equipment

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Josef Graubmann

Managing director
Ymer Technology GmbH

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Industrial Vehicle Cab Design & Technology



To be confirmed

Bosch

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Jonas Stallmeister

Senior visual designer
Centigrade GmbH

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Markus Wallmyr

Global UX leader
CrossControl

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Christian Stellhorn

Product manager
Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

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Jérôme Regnault

Product marketing engineer
ESI Group

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Rafal Sornek

SVP technology
Fortaco Group

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Alexandra Hermann

Director marketing and communications
Fritzmeier CABS

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Moritz von Grotthuss

CEO
Gestigon - a Valeo brand

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Grammer AG

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Robert Laschober

Global sales agricultural, turf and utility machinery
Hella Group

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Wanja Steinmaier

Managing director
Lumod GmbH

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MTA

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Michael Jendis

Executive director - mechanical engineering, electronics and project management
Preh GmbH

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Jens Krzywinski

Head of industrial design engineering
Technische Universität Dresden

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Sebastian Lorenz

Research associate
Technische Universität Dresden

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Peter Lichtherte

CTO - sales director
Vitalo Industries

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Gustavo Guerra

Design director
Volvo Construction Equipment

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Kayhan Caliskan

Design and prototype manager
Yaris Kabin

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Industrial Vehicle Powertrain Technology



Larry Fromm

Executive vice president
Achates Power

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Philipa Oldham

Head of national network programs
Advanced Propulsion Centre

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Anthony Khoraych

President
Advanced Test & Automation

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Niall Caldwell

Managing director
Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd

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Thomas Woopen

Vehicle development engineer for electrification
AVL Tractor Engineering

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Shaun Mepham

Chief engineer for electric vehicle systems
AxleTech

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Dierk Peitsmeyer

Product portfolio manager
Bucher Hydraulics

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Steve Sokolsky

Program manager
Calstart

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Tomasz Turek

R&D manager business unit Poland, segment leader electric vehicles
Enterex International

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Philip Scarth

Head of basic technologies
FPT Powertrain Technologies

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Alex Woodrow

Managing director
Knibb Gormezano and Partners

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Colin Garner

Professor of applied thermodynamics
Loughborough University

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John Bennett

Chief technology officer and vice president of global product strategy
Meritor

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Norman Grant

Director of engineering and technology
MISER Technologies - Ducere Holdings (Pty) Ltd

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Bruno Lacheteau

Director - truck and bus markets
Poclain Hydraulics

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Terry Alger

Director, spark ignited engine R&D, powertrain engineering division
Southwest Research Institute

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Rubens Basaglia

Project manager
X-Tech R&P SA

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Anders Felling

Business unit director
Ymer Technology AB

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