Speakers

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Tobias Schneider
CEO & Co-Founder
exaas

Day One

4:10 pm | Maximizing Competitive Edge Through On-Demand Access to Expert Know-how in Manufacturing, Material Science & Industrial Technologies

Juergen Betz
Cost Management Connectivity & Driver Assistance
Audi

Dirk Drechsel
Head of Digital Transformation at Cost Controlling
Mercedes-Benz

Day Two

4:20 pm | Live Q&A

2:40 pm | Utilising Innovation to Transform the Role of the Cost Engineer from Doing Repetitive Tasks to Challenging Business Partners

Eric Gierahn
Engineering Group Manager
General Motors

Day One

4:00 pm | LIVE Q&A

3:20 pm | In-Depth Case Study: Back-Up Tactics When Organisations Won’t Collaborate: An Innovative Approach to Cost Estimation and Quoting When Provided with Minimal Design Details

Jon Lundblad
Business Controller
Polestar

Day Two

4:20 pm | Live Q&A

Berthold Weiss
Head of Target Costing
Continental

Day One

5:40 pm | LIVE Q&A

5:00 pm | In-Depth Case Study: Dealing with Limited Information and Rethinking Negotiation with Suppliers

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Improving Co-operation Between Cost, Design, Purchasing & Manufacturing for Speed, Accuracy & Efficiency

Tonni Rasmussen
Senior Cost and Value Engineer
Grundfos

Day One

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Improving Co-operation Between Cost, Design, Purchasing & Manufacturing for Speed, Accuracy & Efficiency

Frank Dalton
Senior Cost Engineer
Yazaki

Day One

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Improving Co-operation Between Cost, Design, Purchasing & Manufacturing for Speed, Accuracy & Efficiency

Chris Domanski
Senior Manager – Direct Sourcing & Cost Optimization
Nexteer Automotive

Day One

1:30 pm | Cost from a Design Perspective: A New Approach to Achieving Best Cost Optimised Designs

Gökhan Aydoğan
Head of Planning, Method & Cost Engineering
Tofas

Arno Distel
Head of Global Cost Estimation
Visteon

Day One

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Improving Co-operation Between Cost, Design, Purchasing & Manufacturing for Speed, Accuracy & Efficiency

Marcelo Zarate
Regional Commercial Controller

Day Two

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Automating the Process of Cost Engineering: Integrated Systems for Workflow Efficiency

Ramazan Kocak
Senior Manager - Cost Engineering
Magna Powertrain

Day Two

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Automating the Process of Cost Engineering: Integrated Systems for Workflow Efficiency

Ozkan Lenger
Administrator of Cost Engineering
Tofas

Daniel Nagy
Director of Mechanical Systems
Harman A Samsung Company

Day One

5:40 pm | LIVE Q&A

4:40 pm | A New Approach to Working Collaboratively with Suppliers to Share Costs & Optimise Transparency

Day Two

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Automating the Process of Cost Engineering: Integrated Systems for Workflow Efficiency

Jeff Miller
President
Senoia Engineering Solutions

Day Two

4:20 pm | Live Q&A

3:30 pm | Understanding Development Costs for Software Calculation

2:00 pm | Collaborative Panel: Automating the Process of Cost Engineering: Integrated Systems for Workflow Efficiency

Isabel Wagner
Researcher
Statista

Day Two

4:40 pm | Closing Keynote: The Future: How Autonomous & Electric Vehicles will Impact Cost Engineering

John Ahmet Erkoyuncu
Director of Through-life Engineering Services Centre
Cranfield University

Day One

4:00 pm | LIVE Q&A

3:40 pm | In-Depth Case Study: Value Analysis Engineering to Reduce In- House Manufacturing Cost

Stefano Patisso
Cost Project Manager
MeC

Day One

1:05 pm | Opening Keynote Presentation: With Cost Pressures Increasing, Why Now is the Time to Challenge Our Thinking

Nis-Peter Iwersen
Global Procurement Head
NPIwersen Consulting / Interim Management Procurement

Day One

5:40 pm | LIVE Q&A

5:20 pm | In-Depth Case Study: Moving From a Cost-Down Strategy to a Cost Optimisation Process: How to be Successful in China & India

Hauke Pflueger
Senior Manager Cost Engineering & Capital Equipment
BorgWarner Turbo Systems

Thomas Stompe
Finance Manager, EMEA Product Costing
Tenneco

Day One

4:00 pm | LIVE Q&A

3:00 pm | In-Depth Case-Study: Next Generation Cost Engineering & Design Collaboration

Alexander M. Swoboda
CEO
FACTON

Day Two

2:30 pm | Enterprise Product Costing Beyond the Product – The Importance of Project, Service and Software Costs

David Tween
Business Manager
PRICE Systems International

Day Two

4:00 pm | Automotive Software Estimation: Using the Lessons We Learned in Hardware

Emmanuel Mary
Head of Delivery
PRICE Systems International

Day Two

4:20 pm | Live Q&A