ENABLE YOUR DATA STREAM

18th and 19th September 2019 in Cologne, Germany

7th eCl@ss CONGRESS 2019

  • 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 will meet at the 7th eCl@ss 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 will offer insights into their companies’ data-management practices.

 

Presentations at the eCl@ss congress 2019

 

Around 150 international conference attendees will have the opportunity to discuss success strategies, new developments and future prospects within the open-standards field. Participants will be able to make new contacts and bring themselves up to date on exciting new eCl@ss developments.

Speakers and conference attendees will meet 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.


We will be happy to welcome you in Cologne!

 

LOCATION

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


HOTELS

Hotel Casa Colonia

Machabäerstraße 63
50668 Cologne, Germany

mail( at )casa-colonia.de
www.casa-colonia.de
+49 221 160 60 0
 

art'otel

Holzmarkt 4
50676 Cologne

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www.artotels.com
+49 221 801 03 0


YOUR CONTACT

Alexandra Bouchain

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

SPEAKERS

Dr. Lukas Biedermann, SPARETECH GmbH

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, Siemens AG

Jürgen Döll, Microsoft

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, IW Köln

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, D&TS GmbH

Paulo Ferreira
CEO, D&TS GmbH

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 eCl@ss office Portugal and Spain.

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

Dr. Wilfried Hartmann, BASF

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 eCl@ss and is based at the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE.  

Lecture: "First experiences implementing the eCl@ss workflow" and "New concept for services in eCl@ss"
 

Armin Haße, Siemens Industry Software GmbH

Todd Heimes, Amazon Business

Dr. Oliver Heinemann, Prospitalia GmbH

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 eCl@ss 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"

Silvio Hentschel, Proactis

Silvio Hentschel
Product Manager, Proactis

I already started my career at Proactis, when our company was called Hubwoo in 2012. As Product Manager for catalog management and marketplace solution, my responsibility beside continuously improving and enhancing our products was also to consolidate products of our portfolio which grew steadily due to two mergers. Hubwoo became Perfect Commerce and Perfect Commerce became Proactis.

Lecture: "How eCl@ss drives Improvement of the digital Purchasing Process"

Oliver Hillermeier, SAP SE

Oliver Hillermeier
Standard Architect IoT / Industry 4., SAP SE

Committees:

  • Industry 4.0 Platform AG1 and SG2 in ZVEI, Expert Panel DKE, eCl@ss 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 eCl@ss here and an implementation at SAP"

Dr. Michael Hoffmeister, FESTO AG & Co. KG

Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, IW

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, IOTA Foundation

Wolfgang Lang, Crowdfox

Gerald Lobermeier, Weidmüller GmbH

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 (eCl@ss, 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"

Michael Mönch, Siemens AG

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, Neoception GmbH

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 GmbH.

Lecture: „eCl@ss and IoT – How can eCl@ss enhance value added services?“

Nikolaus Ondracek, Paradine GmbH

Prof. Dr. Boris Otto, ISST

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, Paradine GmbH

Reinhard Pohn
CEO, Paradine GmbH

Kurzvita

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

Markus Reigl, Siemens AG

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 25 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, eCl@ss, 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 eCl@ss"

Rainer Rohr, BASF SE

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, LNI 4.0 e.V.

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: "eCl@ss and SME: use cases, testbeds and standardization"

Gernot Rossi, Siemens AG

Frank Scherenschlich, Class.Ing Ingenieur-Partnerschaft

Dominik Schiener, IOTA Foundation

Dieter Schöneberg, Lenze Drives

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, Stibo Systems GmbH

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"

Gerhard Treitinger, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

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 eCl@ss 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 eCl@ss)

Camille Varrot, Hardis Group SAS

Dr. Wolfgang Wilkes, FernUniversität in Hagen

Stefan Willms, morphe

Stefan Willms
morphe

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?"

OUR PARTNER

TERMS OF REGISTRATION

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.

 

MEDIA INFORMATION

The event will be wholly or partially photographed and recorded. Though your participation, you are providing your consent that the visual and audio material may be used for the purposes of documentation, as well as in the context of the event organizers’ press and public-relations materials.

Press representatives with a valid press card are exempted from the conference fee.

 

REGISTRATION

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