18th and 19th September 2019 in Cologne, Germany


18th of September 2019 - First conference day

12:30 h


for congress participants and eCl@ss members

14:00 h

Forum I


Markus Reigl, Chairman of the ECLASS Board

14:05 h

Forum I

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

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

14:45 h

Forum I

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

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

Reinhard Pohn
CEO, Paradine GmbH

Forum II

"How enterprise companies save up to 21% in E-Procurement by using eCl@ss"

Sven Kroll, Crowdfox

Forum III

"Gaining Leverage in Engineering by utilizing eCl@ss"

Markus Reigl
Head Technical Regulation, Siemens AG

15:30 h

Forum I

"Siemens Teamcenter enables eCl@ss Advanced for Engineering"

Armin Haße
Portfolio Development,
Siemens Industry Software GmbH

Forum II

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

Aleksandra Baumann
Senior Consultant,
Camelot Management Consultants

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

Forum III

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

Michael Mönch
Senior-Key Expert,
Siemens AG

16:00 h

Coffee Break & Networking

16:20 h

Forum I

"Industry 4.0, the role of eCl@ss here and an implementation at SAP"

Oliver Hillermeier
Standard Architect IoT / Industry 4.0, SAP SE


Forum II

"Close collaboration IEC SC3D with eCl@ss to increase user experience on SEMANTIC master data dictionaries”

Gernot Rossi
Technology & Innovation Management
Siemens AG

Forum III

"New concept for services"

Dr. Wilfried Hartmann
Senior Manager,

16:55 h

Forum I

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

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

Forum II

"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?

Dr. Michael Hoffmeister
Digitization and Industrie 4.0,


Forum III

"Data Age/Information Age?"

Stefan Willms

17:30 h

Forum I

Short summary of the day

Thorsten Kroke, Manager eCl@ss head office

18:30 h

Evening event

Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum 
Im Zollhafen 1 
50678 Köln


19th of September 2019 - Second conference day

9:30 h

Welcome Coffee

10:00 h

Forum I

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

Dominik Schiener
Co-Founder, Stifter & Co-Chairman, IOTA Foundation

Holger Köther
Director of Partner Management, IOTA Foundation

Forum II

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

Prof. Dr. Dominik Enste
Head of Competence Field for Behavioural Economics and Business Ethics, German Economic Institute (IW)

Forum III

"eCl@ss and BIM"

Dr. Wolfgang Wilkes
FernUniversität in Hagen

10:35 h

Forum I

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

Dr. Jörg Nagel
Managing Director, Neoception GmbH

Forum II

"Speed up data standardisation using Machine Learning"

Camille Varrot
eCl@ss Office France,
Hardis Group SAS

Forum III

"Symbiosis with eCl@ss - Pain and Pleasure in Using the Standard"

Frank Scherenschlich
CEO, Class.Ing Ingenieur-Partnerschaft 

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

11:05 h

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 h

Forum I

“Global Material Master Data Consolidation in Automotive Industry”

Christoph Schilling
Head of Plant 4 - Technical Service (W4-TS), Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

Forum II

"Data Sovereignty and Interoperability in Business Ecosystems"

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

Forum III

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

Dipl.-Ing. Paulo Fereirra
Branch Manager,

12:20 h

Forum I

"Accelerated eCl@ss"

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Treitinger
Project Manager/Speaker Product Data Management,
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

Nikolaus Ondracek
Paradine GmbH


Forum II

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

Gerald Lobermeier
Product Lifecycle Management,
Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG

Forum III

"Standards like eCl@ss and RDS-PP® in the field of the wind power industry"

Klaus Lorenz,
Managing Director Lorenz Kommunikation

Frank Scherenschlich,
CEO, Class.Ing Ingenieur-Partnerschaft 


13:00 h

Lunch Break & Networking

14:00 h

Forum I

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

Dr. Oliver Heinemann
Senior Classification Manager, Prospitalia GmbH

Forum II

"The eCl@ss workflow"
(with the ideas behind and beyond…)

Dr. Wilfried Hartmann
Senior Manager,

Dr. Klaus Dickmann
Siemens AG

14:35 h

Forum I

"Lenze prepares for Industry 4.0 with Stibo Systems"

Karsten Schulze
Senior Consultant Professional Service, stibo systems GmbH

Dieter Schöneberg
Lenze SE

Forum II

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

Dr. Dominik Rohrmus
CTO, LNI 4.0 e.V.


Forum I

Summary of the day & Goodbye

Thorsten Kroke, Manager eCl@ss head office

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