Highlight Speakers 2017

Agile @ Zenuity

Zenuity is the brain child of the joint ventures of Autoliv and Volvo Cars. Our mission is to use the latest in ADAS/automated driving innovation to create robust and flexible solutions that are at the technological forefront – for today and tomorrow. As leaders in automated driving technology space, Zenuity uses a disruptive, never-been-seen before, business model to produce world-leading competence in key technology areas. Our motto is “Make it Real,” and our team works tirelessly to be the ideal, flexible supplier that delivers a range of solutions from which vehicle manufactures can pick, scale-up and freely integrate, providing leverage no matter their situation. Zenuity delivers spearhead solutions to be the go-to, future-proof partner and holistic provider. We are currently the only company to date to balance robust solutions at the forefront of innovation in the AD space while enabling our clientele the flexibility to cherry pick, continuously scale up and freely integrate with the Zenuity software. Zenuity executes rapidly without compromising verification and robustness. Delivering leading advanced driver assistance, highly automated driving, and cloud based automotive software, Zenuity is dedicated to transforming the automotive industry and catapulting into the future of transportation

Agility in a Multi-Project Landscape for OEMs

Dr. Miklos Kiss has been working as Head of Predevelopment, Driver Assistance Systems, Audi AG since 2013.
Previously he held positions as Head of AARU Traffic accident research at Audi AG, Group research, Head of Operating Concepts and Drivers at Volkswagen AG, Teamlead, GRP Bad Tölz and Project Lead at Sciencia GmbH

Taking the Hype out of Agile – realizing/exploiting the true Potentials of Agility in the Automotive Industry

Ayelt is a renown expert and thought leader in the fields of agile methods, digital transformation, IT and process management. In cooperation with leading organizations like Scrum.org, GPM/IPMA, PMI, BME, VDI, GesfPM his activities include research, publications, keynotes, workshops and advisory.

He has a background of more than 20 years of practical experience - ranging from corporate restructuring over large-scale IT-projects, optimization of BPM- and PMO-CoE, agile project portfolio management systems and digital transformation programs.

After 10 years with IDS Scheer, Ayelt became a professor at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. This is where he founded the BPM Lab, which conducted several studies in fields like BPM in SME, Quality in BPM, Best Practice BPM, COO's role, BPM-Check, Status Quo Agile, Agile PMO, Agile Purchasing etc.
Among other books Ayelt is the editor of 'BPM Best Practice'. His newly released book 'Project Management with the PM-House' was published in April 2017. A new book on Business Process Management is about to be published. Many of his talks and keynotes are available via www.komus.de/vortrag (sorry, mostly German).
Major study reports like Status Quo Agile (de+en), Agile Purchasing (de+en), BPM-Compass (de+en), evidence-based success of PM (de), IT-Radar (de) are available via www.process-and-project.net/studien
More Information on www.komus.de (de) and www.process-and-project.net.

Introduction of Agile Development in Automation and Functional Safety at Volvo Trucks

Per Johannessen is a Technology Specialist for Functional Safety within Volvo Group and currently work as Chief Project Manager implementing the ISO 26262 standard. Before coming to Volvo Group, Per had a similar role within Volvo Cars introducing the ISO 26262 standard.
Since 2006 Per has been an expert in the ISO committee responsible for the ISO 26262 standard and led the work of introducing trucks, buses and trailers into the standard. He is currently the project leader for Part 7 of the standard.
Per has Master of Science degrees from Chalmers University of Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD from Chalmers University of Technology within Computer Engineering.

Agile Hardware Development & Product Generation Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Albert Albers, born in 1957 in Papenburg/Ems, has been head of the IPEK – Institute of Product Engineering since 1996.
After his studies of mechanical engineering at the University of Hannover from 1978 to 1983, Prof. Albers had a assistantship at the Institute of Machine Elements and Engineering Design under Professor Paland and obtained his doctorate in 1987 with honors (summa cum laude). From 1986 to 1988 Prof. Albers had a position as a senior engineer at the Institute of Machine Elements and Engineering Design at the University of Hannover until he changed his employer in 1987 and started his career in industry at LuK, a company of the Schaeffler-Group with focus on clutch- and gear-systems. Before returning to academia in 1996, Prof. Albers was product development manager, responsible for clutch-systems and member of the executive board.

Since 1996 Prof. Albers is head of the IPEK (the former Institute of mechanical design) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and established the research fields drive systems, design-methods and -management as well as mechatronics. He divides product development into its systems, methods and processes. All three areas are worked on by his team in research and teaching in order to satisfy the complexity of today’s product development. Round about 50 scientists are currently researching at the IPEK with a range from fundamental research to applied science in cooperation with industry.

Prof. Albers is also well involved in teaching, in particular by restructuring the content of teaching and by applying new teaching methods which especially aim at teaching professional skills. Therefore, the KaLeP – Karlsruhe teaching model of product engineering – as a holistic approach for teaching product engineering was developed and realized successfully.

Introducing Agile at an Organizational Level

General Manager Learning, Reasoning and Knowledge Representation, BMW AG, Apr. 2017–Today
General Manager Software Architecture and Platform Software, BMW AG, Apr. 2013– Today
AUTOSAR Steering Committee Member, BMW AG, July 2009–Today
AUTOSAR Spokesperson, AUTOSAR, July 2015–March 2016 
Group Manager Platform Software, BMW AG, June 2011–March 2013

Speakers 2017

Highlights from our Automotive & Agile Event Series