18th and 19th September 2019 in Cologne, Germany


  • Share experiences with specialists
  • Large number of use cases and best practice examples
  • Get-together and networking


We bring participants together with leaders, innovators and successful practitioners from the master-data management field. We offer a large number of use cases and best-practice examples, from optimized purchasing processes to digital marketplaces and digital twinning.

On 18 and 19 September 2019, decision-makers from the industrial, trade and engineering sectors met at the 7th ECLASS Congress at Cologne’s German Economic Institute (IW) for a two-day conference guided by the motto
"Enable your data stream".

The conference is among the sector’s top events on the theme of open data standards. In a series of 30 thematically diverse and exciting presentations, high-profile speakers offered insights into their companies’ data-management practices.


Presentations at the ECLASS congress 2019


Around 150 international conference attendees had the opportunity to discuss success strategies, new developments and future prospects within the open-standards field. Participants were able to make new contacts and bring themselves up to date on exciting new ECLASS developments.

Speakers and conference attendees met for an evening get-together and networking event in the unique ambience of the German Sport and Olympics Museum.

Our conference is a favorite meeting point for discussion of the field’s current issues, and to make new professional contacts. The event is attended by representatives from high-profile companies in the processing and manufacturing industries, as well as their colleagues from services companies.


German Economic Institute (IW)
Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21
50668 Cologne, Germany


The conference fee includes participation for one person, hand out of documents, catering and participation in the evening event in the German Sports and Olympic Museum.

The conference fee is exclusive of VAT.

Cancellation is possible without charge up to 30 days before the start of the event. Following that time, the full registration fee will be due. The conference fees must be paid in full immediately upon receipt of the invoice. Any cancellation must be made in writing. Of course, any registered person can send a representative in his or her place.


Alexandra Bouchain

bouchain( at )eclass-office.com
+49 (0) 221 4981 725


Aleksandra Baumann
Senior Consultant, Camelot Management Consultants

Aleksandra Baumann is an expert in the field of Enterprise Information Management and an enthusiast for new technologies and their impact on organization and processes. Aleksandra has a proven track record of global information management and data protection projects. She has participated in proof of concepts demonstrating the fit of artificial intelligence for data management, especially with the focus on chatbots and personal assistants. She is also the lead of Global Community for AI in MDM comprising over 95 information management industry experts and AI forerunners. In this capacity she has organized a range of innovation and design thinking workshops as well as training webinars leading to generation of manifold use case ideas in this field.

Lecture: "How to empower the mappings of standards with data science?"

Dr. Lukas Biedermann
Co-Founder & CCO, SPARETECH GmbH

Dr. Lukas Biedermann is the managing partner and Chief Collaboration Officer of SPARETECH GmbH in Stuttgart. Before founding SPARETECH in 2018, he worked as a Manager for Porsche Consulting implementing international projects in the automotive and aviation industries. As a Ph.D. specialist in the resilient design of complex supply chain networks, Dr. Biedermann is the author of various scientific publications and a member of several international industry and science associations.

Lecture: "SPARETECH – Industry 4.0 solution for collaborative spare part management"

Dr. Klaus Dickmann
Technical Product Data Spezialist, Siemens AG

Dr. Klaus Dickmann is working on advanced data structures and is significantly involved in the preparation and improvement of the technical product data of Siemens process instruments.
He is part of the development team for an advanced classification within Siemens and works as a terminologist in this area.
As a member of several standardization groups (ECLASS, IEC) he focuses on further developments of data exchange concepts and workflows for commercial processes, M2M communication as well as predictive maintenance issues.

Lecture: "First experiences implementing the ECLASS workflow"

Jürgen Döll
Senior Change Management Specialist, Microsoft

For 20 years in IT, trying to understand how IT and Human fit together. Almost completely failed with everything. Every answer thought I found, resulted in 5 more questions I had no answer for. Now, after a long time living a basic live, currently practicing Shamanism and dancing for change and “the bright moment”.


Lecture: "Why Digital Transformation needs Change Management"

Prof. Dr. Dominik Enste
Economist, German Economic Institute

Prof. Dr. Dominik Enste is Professor for Behavioral Economics and Business Ethics at the Technical University of Cologne (TH) and Scientist at the IW Cologne. He is also Founder and Managing Director of the IW Academy for Integrity. His main research focuses on human decision making e.g. bounded morality and rationality and its impact and relevance for leadership, change management and society. He published more than 25 books and more than 100 articles and is according to the FAZ Ranking among the 100 most influential economist in Germany.

Lecture: "Why is it so difficult to be a good person – especially in digital times?"

Paulo Ferreira

Paulo Ferreira studied mechanical engineering at the University of Wuppertal. Starting his career in 1992 at SPM GmbH as a constructional engineer, he later became the head of construction and manufacturing at SPM. He started working for D&TS GmbH in 2004 and is the executive director of D&TS.

Mr. Ferreira has 18 years of project and sales experience in the sectors of classification, Master Data Management and spare part management. In addition, he manages the ECLASS office Portugal and Spain.

Lecture: "Automated Master Data Management: Achieving consistent Master Data creation and classification using the cloud"

Dr. Wilfried Hartmann
Senior Manager, BASF SE

Dr. Wilfried Hartmann is the responsible E&I engineer for several plant complexes including engineering and maintenance, responsible for E&I master data of BASF group, technical governance for Ludwigshafen site, working in several groups of NAMUR, IEC and ECLASS and is based at the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE.  

Lecture: "First experiences implementing the ECLASS workflow" and "New concept for services in ECLASS"

Armin Haße
Portfolio Development, Siemens Industry Software GmbH

Armin Haße works in the Portfolio Development Organization of Siemens PLM at the interface between sales, marketing and customer. Based on his acquired expertise in dedicated portfolio elements such as Teamcenter and more than 20 years of experience in a broad customer environment, he optimizes and professionalizes go-to-market systematics for topics such as PLM, PDM, Requirements Engineering, Classification, Model Based Systems and Production Engineering (MBSE/MBPE). One focus of his work from 2013-2016 was the collaboration in the research project mecPro² for the "Model-based development process of cybertronic systems - the PLM-supported development process for products and production systems" (mecpro.de). Currently his focus is on the early classification and description of data and solutions in the product development process.

Lecture: "Siemens Teamcenter enables ECLASS Advanced for Engineering"

Dr. Oliver Heinemann
Senior Classification Manager, Prospitalia GmbH

After studying chemistry and doctorate, he worked in the outpatient department for pharmaceutical companies and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Westfalia and carried out extensive training measures for doctors in the field of diabetes and practice medicine network construction. From 2001 he was then responsible for a range of areas at an eProcurement service provider. He has managed customer service as well as manufacturer distribution. For more than 12 years, he has worked as a section leader for ECLASS association, actively helping to build this global classification structure for the healthcare system. At the beginning of 2013, he established himself as an independent consultant and has since been supporting manufacturers, clinics and purchasing groups in projects and training courses on e-commerce and classification, as well as in the creation of electronic catalogs and multimedia editing. Since January 2019 he works as a Senior Classification Manager at Prospitalia (Ulm).

Lecture: "Development of the Segment 34 'Medical device' – from customer requirement to implementation"

Oliver Hillermeier
Standard Architect IoT / Industry 4.0, SAP SE


  • Industry 4.0 Platform AG1 and SG2 in ZVEI, Expert Panel DKE, ECLASS Board and Steering Committee, VDI 2770, IDS

(Previous) employers:

  • ABB (5 years), Strategic Buyer, Sales Engineer
  • SAP (17 years), Product Management, Presales and Standard Architect

Lecture: "Industry 4.0, the role of ECLASS here and an implementation at SAP"

Dr. Michael Hoffmeister
Executive Expert Digital Business, Festo AG & Co. KG 

* Leitung der SG Modelle und Standards des ZVEI und verschiedener Arbeitsgruppen im nationalen und internationalen Kontext zu Industrie 4.0
* Editor der Spezifikationsserie Verwaltungsschale im Detail
* Stellvertretener Workshop-Leiter der DIN SPEC 91345 (Konzepte der Industrie 4.0)
* Obmann des VDMA Einheitsblatts 66415 (Vereinheitlichung Projektierungsinformationen Mechanik, Elektrik, Software)
-  Studium  der  Informatik  an  der  Technischen  Universität  Karlsruhe (KIT)  
-  Arbeit als freiberuflicher Entwickler von Echtzeitsystemen  
-  Forscher und Projektleiter am Fraunhofer-Institut IPA in Stuttgart  
-  Consultant für die Industrie in großen IT-Projekten im Bereich Fabrikbetrieb, Maschinenintegration und Big-Data (SPC, APC)  
-  Forschung  im  Bereich  intelligente  Maschinen,  Semantischen Technologien,  Big-Data  und  Integration  von  heterogenen  Automatisierungssystemen  
-  Seit  2017:  Verantwortlicher Experte für das "Digital Business" des Komponentenherstellers Festo.  Sein heutiges berufliches Interesse liegt auf Engineering- und Betriebs-Plattformen für mechatronische Systeme 
- Seit 2014 einer der Haupt-Treiber der Standardisierung der Industrie 4.0 im Allgemeinen und der Spezifikation der Industrie 4.0-Komponente im Besonderen

Lecture: Properties and the Asset Administration Shell as information backbone of Industrie 4.0 - How can true interoperability be achieved along the entire Industrie 4.0 value chain?

Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther
Director, German Economic Institute (IW)

Prof. Dr. Michael Huether, born April 24, 1962 in Düsseldorf, studied from 1982 to 1987 economics as well as medieval and modern history at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen. Upon completion of his doctorate in economics, in 1991 he became a member of the scientific staff of the Council of Experts for the Evaluation of Macroeconomic Development. In 1995 he was appointed Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Advisers. In 1999, he joined DekaBank as chief economist and in 2001 additionally as Division Manger economics and communication.

Since August 2001 Prof. Hüther is Honorary Professor at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. In July 2004 he was appointed Director and Member of the Presidium of the German Economic Institute. Since April 2019 Prof. Hüther is Chair of the supervisory board of TÜV Rheinland AG.

In the academic year 2016-17 he was Gerda Henkel Adjunct Professor in the Department of German Studies at Stanford University, CA, USA.

In June 2018 he was appointed as a member of the EU-Commission's Refit Platform, which advises the Commission on the efficient, effective and practical implementation of EU legislation.

Lecture: "Systemic Conflict in Times of Digitization – the German Mittelstand under Pressure"

Holger Köther
Director of Partnerships, IOTA Foundation

Holger Köther started his professional career at Siemens as a consultant and since 2007 has been responsible as a team- and project manager for software implementation projects. After moving to Atos, he served as director of several global IT portfolios, services and products. Later he has been active as CTO / Lead Architect for the Atos-Telefonica Account.
At the IOTA Foundation, Holger Köther heads the "Partnerships and Projects" division to ensure that IOTA partners, such as companies, system integrators and consulting firms, can work productively with IOTA and receive targeted support with projects and implementations of IOTA's distributed ledger technology.

Lecture: "How IOTA enables a trustful zero-cost network for the economy of things"

Wolfgang Lang
CEO, Crowdfox GmbH

Wolfgang Lang is a pioneer of sharing economy topics and is one of the leading wholesale experts. He has a great grasp about challenges in wholesaling from his daily practice and knows how wholesalers can be perfectly prepared for future challenges. As a coach and speaker, he has completed more than 100 consulting mandates on topics such as IT, warehousing, logistics, sales, strategy, corporate finance, marketing and cost optimization.
In 2014, he founded Crowdfox GmbH, based in Cologne's Mediapark, which he is leading as CEO since. The company's focus is on the closed AI purchasing & comparison platform Crowdfox Professional, for DAX listed companies and large corporations. In addition, the company operates two open marketplaces for medium-sized companies and final consumers, which open up new opportunities for buyers and suppliers. Wolfgang Lang is the driving force towards innovation and thus provides market advantages based on innovative technologies for clients.

Professional experience:

Crowdfox GmbH, Cologne
since  06/2014

Development of  Crowdfox GmbH, Cologne
06/2013 until today

Lang-Coaching + Lang Beteiligungs GmbH, Cologne
since  01/2001
Managing Director

birkenbihl-media GmbH, Köln
01/1993 bis 12/2000

5 other companies

Lecture: How enterprise companies save up to 21 % in E-Procurement by using ECLASS

Gerald Lobermeier
Product Lifecycle Management, Weidmüller GmbH

Gerald Lobermeier is responsible for product management for the digital product at Weidmüller. Mr. Lobermeier has been involved in enterprise information management for over 20 years. In addition, he is active in various standardization committees (ECLASS, ETIM, ZVEI, IEC) on the topics of classification and standardization.

In addition to new service options, for example based on augmented reality, Mr. Lobermeier evaluates how artificial intelligence and machine learning are used in an industrial context.

Lecture: "Success Factor Digital Twin - where we are at Weidmüller and where we go"

Klaus Lorenz
Managing Director, Lorenz Kommunikation

Klaus Lorenz studied theology and economics, before he worked as political journalist in Bonn. 1987 he changed the sites to work furtheron as PR-specialist in various companies as Gerling-Konzern AG or Balcke-Dürr AG.
In 1999 Klaus Lorenz founded Lorenz Kommunikation as company for communications and management consulting. The company ist specialized in the fields of renewable energies and machinery and plant engineering. He is very intensively working on questions of digitalization in companies and municipalities.
Together with IW Consult, GS1 and VGB PowerTech he is just developing WindSOC, a system of connectivity for the wind industry, which combines the three classification systems ECLASS, RDS-PP and GTIN et. al. to implement these standards in the wind industry.

Lecture: "Standards like ECLASS and RDS-PP® in the field of the wind power industry"

Michael Mönch
Senior-Key Expert, Siemens AG

Mr. Michael Moench is leading the Standardisation EAD-Program at Siemens Process Solutions. He had cross-functional experience from R&D, Sales, Innovation management, Product Management, Datamgmt, Consultant of plant - modularisation and headed a group of vertical plant engineering. In addition, he take over some NGO-functions, e.g. ZVEI working group member, eclass expert group member.

He is working for Siemens, since 26 years.

Lecture: "Integrated Engineering Data - Key of efficient digitalisation and new business?"

Dr. Jörg Nagel
Managing Director, Neoception GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Jörg Nagel is Managing Director of Neoception GmbH a company of Pepperl+Fuchs Group. His interests lie in the development of sustaining and valuable services for automation industry. Before starting Neoception GmbH he was working as technology scout within Pepperl+Fuchs AG.

Lecture: „ECLASS and IoT – How can ECLASS enhance value added services?“

Nikolaus Ondracek
Principal Software Architect and CTO, Paradine GmbH

Within Paradine Nikolaus is technically responsible for implementation of Paradine’s
 eptos™ Master Data Repository, which is successfully rolled out at major international customers. Paradine is certified ECLASS Preferred Partner PLATINUM and global leader for Corporate Material Master Data Management. Nikolaus was lead contributor in the development of the ISO 61360/ISO 13584/ISO29002 series of standards which are the basis of the ECLASS data model. He was consulting several industry groups in applying these standards resulting in Germany’s DIN 4002, ISO 23584 (optics and photonics), IEC 61987 (measurement devices). Within ECLASS, Nikolaus is head of the ECLASS expert group “Center of Research and Development” (CRD) and member of the “Digitalization Expert Group” (DEG). Within ECLASS his focus is oriented to digitalization strategies, e.g. accelerated ECLASS, and integration of ECLASS within AutomationML, platform Industrie 4.0 and W3C Web of Things

Lecture: "Accelerated ECLASS"

Prof. Dr. Boris Otto
Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto (born 1971 in Hamburg) is Managing Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST in Dortmund since January 2017. He also holds the Chair for Industrial Information Management (formerly Audi-Endowed Chair of Supply Net Order Management) at TU Dortmund University, a position he took over in September 2013. After receiving a Dipl.-Ing. oec. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management in Hamburg, Otto obtained his doctorate degree (Dr.-Ing) at the University of Stuttgart under supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Bullinger, former president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He received his post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) from the School of Management at the University of St. Gallen at the chair of Prof. Dr. Hubert Österle, where he founded and headed the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality.His professional career also comprises various responsibilities at PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP and Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In addition, Otto was a research fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA. In 2014, he joined Fraunhofer ISST as the head of the Fraunhofer Innovation Center for Logistics and IT (FILIT).

Otto's research focuses on the areas of industrial information management, business and logistics networks as well as methods for the design of digital business solutions.

Lecture: "Data Sovereignty and Interoperability in Business Ecosystems"

Reinhard Pohn
Managing Director
, Paradine GmbH

Reinhard Pohn is Managing Director of Paradine GmbH, a global leader for corporate Material Master Data Management. Reinhard has extensive experience in multilingual and corporate wide Material Master Data consolidation projects. He is also active worldwide in projects for implementing ECLASS in enterprises like AT&S, Borbet, HELLA, Migros, Roche or Siemens and frequent speaker at conferences and seminars

Lecture: "One Million Digital Twins – Master data system and management enable Industry 4.0 for Spare Parts"

Markus Reigl
Head Technical Regulation, Siemens AG

After graduating in Electrical Engineering in the 1980s and serving in the German Army, Reigl held primarily technical and other operating business responsibilities in Siemens. Today he heads a corporate department comprising 24 staff, overlooking and steering all aspects of technical market access conditions, product conformity, product safety and standardization for the globally distributed operations of Siemens. In his profession, Markus volunteers the community in various chair and other steering function positions such as in BDI, ZVEI, IEC, ECLASS, DIN and DKE. He is known as a strong supporter of utilizing harmonized international standards to mitigate technical barriers to trade and so facilitate fair and free market access.

Lecture: "Gaining Leverage in Engineering by utilizing ECLASS"

Rainer Rohr
Director Reliability, Maintenance & Technical Materials Management, BASF SE

Rainer Rohr is an expierenced leader in Consulting (Maintenance, Reliability and Spare Partsmanagement ) and Procurement. Besides working within BASF in Global Roles, he also worked at BASF’s Oil and Gas Business (Wintershall) and at other BASF Sites abroad.  In his current role he looks into the opportunities to improve reliability of BASF Plants around the world. For this Rainer also established a global Spare Parts Management Team, acting local but coming from global master data. How to handle this Master Data efficiently was one of the challenges in his current job.

Lecture: "One Million Digital Twins – Master data system and management enable Industry 4.0 for Spare Parts"

Dr. Dominik Rohrmus
CTO, LNI 4.0 eV

Dr. Dominik Rohrmus works at Siemens, Germany in different functions in the area of manufacturing and production development since 2005. In 2009 he founded the company program sustainable production engineering and rolled several projects company-wide out. Since 2013 he is the head of the research group Manufacturing Systems at Siemens Corporate Technology. The research group is responsible for shop-floor equipment and standardization of the future for Siemens factories worldwide. Since 2016, Dr. Dominik Rohrmus is the managing director of Labs Network Industrie 4.0 e.V. (LNI 4.0). LNI 4.0 is a non-profit and pre-competitive German association established by a strong alliance of major companies, industry associations, policymakers and researchers. The goal of LNI 4.0 is to support the pioneering work of SMEs in the area of digitalization. Dr. Rohrmus is initiating use cases and testbeds among SMEs and test-centres in the area of Industry 4.0 focusing on regional developments for a wide range of industrial sectors and production.

Lecture: "ECLASS and SME: use cases, testbeds and standardization"

Gernot Rossi
Senior Consultant in Standardization, Siemens AG


  • Senior Consultant in Standardization in the flied of Digitalization and Industry 4.0 with main focus on SEMANTIC and ONTOLOGY
    SIEMENS AG; 2016 – present
  • Strategic Management of Intellectual Property (own and 3rd party patents) and Standardization in the area of Machine Tools
    SIEMENS AG; 1999 – 2016
  • Several positions (strategic marketing, product manager, R&D) in the area of Machine Tools with focus on CNC Systems
    SIEMENS AG; 1981 – 1999

National and International Standardization Involvement

  • IEC activities:
    • Secretary of IEC SC3D “Product properties and classes and their identification”
    • Convenor of IEC SC3D AG1 “Coordination of WGs”
    • Convenor of IEC SC3D WG2 “Classification of components and definition of technical data element types”
    • Member of IEC SC3D WG3 “Model-extension and interface for IEC CDD”
    • Member of IEC CDD Validation Team (CDD = Common Data Dictionary)
    • Member of IEC TC3 and IEC TC3 CAG
    • Chairman national mirror committee of IEC TC3 in Germany K113
    • Member of IEC TC65 and several TC65 WGs
  • ISO activities:
    • Former chairman ISO TC184 SC1 “Physical Devices”
    • Member of ISO TC184 SC4 JWG24 “Use of IEC CDD for ISO data dictionaries and ontologies” (a JWG between ISO TC184 SC4 and IEC SC3D)
    • Member of ISO TC39 “Machine Tools”
  • Joint activities:
    • Member of MoU/MG

Throughout my career, I have focused on a large scale of management and development of electrical automation equipment for Machine Tools with deep drive in CNC Systems.
In the Standardization I will continue to focus on the management and development of future-orientated Standards for DIGITALIZATION, INDUSTRY 4.0 and IoT.

Lecture: Close collaboration IEC SC3D with ECLASS to increase user experience on SEMANTIC master data dictionaries

Frank Scherenschlich
CEO, Class.Ing

Frank Scherenschlich is founder, owner and managing director of the Class.Ing Engineering Partnership / Class.Ing Software GmbH & Co. KG. He is responsible for sales, marketing, project business as well as committee work. Class.Ing supports companies in sales, internal data management, and purchasing in product data management. The focus is, on the one hand, the introduction and effective use of standard classifications with a focus on ECLASS (BASIC, ADVANCED), but also the use and mapping to other classification standards such as ETIM or UNSPSC. On the other hand, data exchange standards like BMEcat, GS1 XML CIN, PBSeasy and Excel are also in use. Class.Ing provides the web-based software Class.Room. Frank Scherenschlich holds a diploma in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with studies in Germany and Canada. He has started as a senior consultant for eBusiness in a consulting company and project manager in a PIM software company. Frank has been self-employed successfully for more than 15 years. He is member of various committees and board member of the IDDG e.V. (validation of article data).

Lecture: "Symbiosis with ECLASS - Pain and Joy in Using the Standard"

Dominik Schiener
Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder, IOTA Foundation, IOTA Token

Dominik Schiener is a social impact entrepreneur and founder of the digital economy non-profit, the IOTA Foundation, an organization committed to a better digital economy through the use of  IOTA's signature technology, the Tangle (tm). The Tangle provides a scalable, fee-free and secure alternative to blockchain.  He is a frequent author and lecturer on the topic of digital economy, Internet of Things, distributed ledger technologies and more.  The foundation is supported in part by the IOTA token, a top ten global cryptocurrency.

Lecture: "How IOTA enables a trustful zero-cost network for the economy of things"

Dieter Schöneberg
Product Owner Master Data, Lenze Drives

Since   2015   Managing Product master data structures
2000 - 2014    Project management SAP Rollout (Specialist  Product Configuration & Sales)
1996 - 2000    Development of Class systems for electronic Components
1987 - 1996    Implementing the first generation of  several CAD Systems
1978 -  1986   Development of Microcontroller based Solutions
1978                Starting at Lenze

Lecture: "Lenze prepares for Industry 4.0 with Stibo Systems"

Karsten Schulze
Senior Consultant Professional Service, Stibo Systems GmbH

since 2014 with Stibo Systems

2006-2014 working for Berner Group within Product Data and e-Commerce

Lecture: "Lenze prepares for Industry 4.0 with Stibo Systems"

Christian Terporten
Head of Channel Syndication Europe, Middle East & Africa, 3M

Christian Terporten is the Head of Channels Syndication Europe, Middle East & Africa within 3M. He is responsible for eCommerce & Channel projects to provide product content to dealer websites and eShops to improve eCommerce capabilities. He is working in a central team within 3M and a key contact for all customer facing data channels. He is leading a team of data experts and covering the following topics:

  • Industry Standards like ETIM (BMECat), ECLASS (GS1)
  • Fixed format Syndication
  • Alignment of eChannels
  • Key contact in customer facing projects
  • Improve 3M content strategy
  • Networker inbetween Business Groups, IT, Technical Experts, Lab and Customer

Christian holds a Diploma in Marketing, Web-Business and Leadership. He has started as Digital Marketing Specialist for the industrial business group 8 years ago. Within the last years he was working as Subject Matter Expert in a Business Transformation organization and Head of Digital Publishing until his current position. The time before 3M he works in several Marketing, KAM and Digital Marketing positions.

Lecture: "Symbiosis with ECLASS - Pain and Joy in Using the Standard"

Gerhard Treitinger
Senior Expert and Project Manager, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Gerhard Treitinger, Senior Expert Product Data Management System and Standardization at BSH Hausgeräte GmbH and supporting ECLASS as Head of Expert Group Home technology, household appliance: For more than 10 years, he is successfully working in this field, especially in the area of  master data, product data management and international standards to apply it to the benefit of the company and industry. For this, it is necessary to work on concepts and realize future solution scenarios on industry level. Gerhard holds a German Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering and is particularly keen to discuss future necessary developments in the area of descriptive product- and service-data to fulfil upcoming requirements by industrial IoTs and digitization of the economy.

Lecture: tba (Accelerated ECLASS)

Camille Varrot
Business Developer, Hardis Group

Camille works as a business developer for Manufacturing 4.0 and strives to accompany industries in their digitization, as well as optimize their physical and digital flows. To this end, she relies on the strong expertise of Hardis Group in logistics and supply chain, and on a bunch of advanced technologies deployed by Hardis, such as IA, IIoT, Blockchain. 

Lecture: "Speed up data standardisation using Machine Learning"

Stefan Willms

23 years in a media company amongst other things responsible for the conception and construction of a product data exchange platform for manufacturers and retailers in the field of industrial supplies. Having spent 15 years modeling product data using classification in a variety of constellations, perspectives and facets he has been able to gain an industry-neutral view of the long-neglected or even ignored topic that has now entered the center of any business activity and that changes, endangers or even invents business models in short periods of time.

Lecture: "Data Age/Information Age?"

Dr. Faried Abu Zaid
Senior Data Scientist, Camelot Management Consultants

Dr. Faried Abu Zaid is a Data Scientist, AI specialist, academic researcher, and a passioned advocate for a strong collaboration between science and industry. He beliefs that the new opportunities and challenges of the digitalization age demand a holistic approach that provides practical solutions as well as theoretical soundness. In his professional life he has realized AI projects for major pharmaceutical companies, presented on top tire conferences, and published in renowned scientific journals.

Lecture: "How to empower the mappings of standards with data science?"



  • The ECLASS congress 2019 gave a wide view of the capabilities of ECLASS over the complete market and in all sectors. It was very well orchestrated and a compact summarizing of the state of art for digital processes based on valuable classification.

    Stefan Willms, morphe*
  • “The ECLASS-Congress 2019 was a great success for ECLASS, because the most extensive encouragement and interest in ECLASS could be heard throughout. To enable data stream, the broad application spectrum of ECLASS shown in presentations became clear in many applications already in use and in development. This is a clear statement for the innovative power of ECLASS to which we must continue to adhere.  In addition to this fact, I was particularly pleased that IOTA was able to present the first tangible product already usable in the real world, the "world's first autonomous & decentralized, industrial Marketplace", as a result of the cooperation with ECLASS.

    Personally I feel confirmed in our support of ECLASS and even more motivated. I look forward making my contribution to the further development of ECLASS. Let's work together to make ECLASS the consensual semantics for the Industrial Internet of Things.”

    Gerhard Treitinger, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
  • The ECLASS congress provided a great opportunity for us to showcase SPARETECH’s innovative solution and network with other industry experts. We are pleased with the level of interest and positive feedback we received towards our solution model and look forward to returning next time.

    Dr. Lukas Biedermann, SPARETECH GmbH
  • "Joining the ECLASS-Congress first time, but being part of several different congresses and specific thematic events in the past it is impressive to get to know the bundled knowledge walking around and being available – especially considering the profoundly subject of data throughout the different markets and sectors! Overall, a very well organised event, which provided not only the knowledge, but also the passion to make ECLASS the consensual semantics."

    Nadine Pöpsel, Class.Ing
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