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Day one

9:00 AM Registration

Registration and badge collection

Registration and badge collection

Registration will start od the day one of the conference at 9:00 AM at the hotel Partizan lobby and will continue until the lunch. After lunch of the first day, the registration of participants will be possible at the info booth in the conference foyer at the first floor.

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM Opening speech

Juraj Sinay

Juraj Sinay
President, ZAP SR

President of Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic and head of the Department of Safety and Quality, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University in Košice.
In 1995, he earned the degree DrSc. with a doctoral dissertation thesis titled „Identification, control and predictability of technical risks of transportation machines and facilities“, and in 1990 he had successfully defended his inaugural dissertation thesis on University in Wuppertal, Germany, titled „Beitrag zur Qualifizierung und Quantifizierung von Risiko-Faktorenin der Fördertechnik – dargestellt am Beispiel von Hebezeugen“ in the field of Transportation and Handling technologies, which he had carried out during a long-term scholarship programme within the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

In 1991, he had been named a professor. In 2000, he was named the rector of Technical University in Košice and was the president of the Slovak Rectors Conference from 2002 to 2006.

From 2003 to 2004, he acted as a counsellor for science and research in the office of the President of Slovak Republic. In 2004, he was awarded a first degree Cross of the President of Federal Republic of Germany for his merits to develop cooperation with FRG. In December of 2006, he was named a permanent expert of the Government Council for Science and Research in the field of science and technology of engineering sciences. From 2006 to 2008, he was the project leader for Institutional Evaluation of Slovak colleges by the Association of European Universities. From 2008 to 2010, he was an advisor for the vice-president of the National Government and for the Minister of Education for science and research. Prior to 2000, he had performed as a guest professor on Technical University in Miškolc,Hungary, and on University of Ljublana, Slovenia. Nowadays, he acts as a guest professor on the Univeristy of Wuppertal and on Wismar College in Germany within the Erasmus programme. In 2007, he became a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg.

In the field of science and research, he has been dealing with mechanical dynamics as a source of technical risks, optimisation of risk management systems for technical systems and occupational health and safety, problems of control integrated systems, issues of safety and security, and with processes of quality assessment mainly in the field of college education as well. He tutored 15 doctorate students. He is also an honourary doctor of the University in Wuppertal, Germany, University of Miskolc, Hungary, University of Uzhgorod, Ukraine and of the College of Mining on Technical University in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

He is currently the president of the Association of Technical Diagnosticians in the SR, a member in the group of experts of the section Maschinen- und Systemsicherheit IVSS in Mannheim, Germany, a member of Gesellschaft für Sicherheitswissenschaften VDI in Wuppertal, Germany, and a member of German-speaking conference of professors of Traffic Engineering in Europe residing in Hannover, Germany.

Throughout his scientific work during an almost 30 years long period, he had published together as an author and co-author 10 monographs (5 of those in the SR and 5 abroad), 2 chapters in encyclopedias from publisher CRC Press in USA, 23 articles in scholarly journals abroad and 19 articles in the SR. He actively performed on 73 international conferences. He is the author and co-author of 47 lectures and publications with topics in the field of Quality of Scientific and Educational Activities within the European High Education Area, control of science and engineering within the European Research Area, as well as in the field of technology transfer.

He was the responsible executor of 6 scientific projects within the VEGA scientific agency, a responsible executor of the EU project TEMPUS, as well as a project manager and executor of 4 projects within the Sectoral Operational Programme for Science and Research. He was the leader of 25 projects for industrial practice. He is the co-author of 3 patents.

Opening speech of Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak republic President

10:05 AM - 11:00 AM Quo vadis Slovak Automotive Industry

Alexander Wortberg

Alexander Wortberg
Operations Director., Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia

Alexander Wortberg is appointed Jaguar Land Rover Operations Director of the new Jaguar Land Rover vehicle plant in Nitra/Slovakia, currently under construction.

Previously, he was Director of Production at Qoros Auto, leading the Changshu production plant near Shanghai. Alexander has 20 years of automotive experience with BMW, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Qoros Auto in Germany, the UK and China. Past responsibilities include diverse project lead roles in manufacturing strategy, new vehicle programmes, vehicle and plant launch, as well as leading vehicle manufacturing operations.

Alexander holds a Masters degree of Production Engineering of RWTH Aachen in Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD at Fontainebleau in France. He is married with three daughters and lives in Slovakia.

The panel will offer answers from the biggest authorities on the development of the automotive industry in Slovakia, its lasting competitiveness but also the impact of new trends such as alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles and new transport systems.

Dae-Sik Kim

Dae-Sik Kim
President and CEO, Kia Motors Slovakia

Studied at University of Hanyang, South Korea, and successfully graduated in the field of Machine Design and Production Engineering. Started his career with Kia Motors Corporation in 1985. After several years, continued at the Sohari car production plant as Head of Production Management. From 2005, began to work for Kia Motors Headquarters as Head of Global Production Management. Before he joined Kia Motors Slovakia, he was the Head of Corporate Planning team in Hyundai Motor Group. After his rich professional career in 2017 he got an opportunity to use his experience abroad in the position of the President and CEO of Kia Motors Slovakia.

The panel will offer answers from the biggest authorities on the development of the automotive industry in Slovakia, its lasting competitiveness but also the impact of new trends such as alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles and new transport systems.

Juraj Sinay

Juraj Sinay
President, ZAP SR

President of Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic and head of the Department of Safety and Quality, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University in Košice.
In 1995, he earned the degree DrSc. with a doctoral dissertation thesis titled „Identification, control and predictability of technical risks of transportation machines and facilities“, and in 1990 he had successfully defended his inaugural dissertation thesis on University in Wuppertal, Germany, titled „Beitrag zur Qualifizierung und Quantifizierung von Risiko-Faktorenin der Fördertechnik – dargestellt am Beispiel von Hebezeugen“ in the field of Transportation and Handling technologies, which he had carried out during a long-term scholarship programme within the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

In 1991, he had been named a professor. In 2000, he was named the rector of Technical University in Košice and was the president of the Slovak Rectors Conference from 2002 to 2006.

From 2003 to 2004, he acted as a counsellor for science and research in the office of the President of Slovak Republic. In 2004, he was awarded a first degree Cross of the President of Federal Republic of Germany for his merits to develop cooperation with FRG. In December of 2006, he was named a permanent expert of the Government Council for Science and Research in the field of science and technology of engineering sciences. From 2006 to 2008, he was the project leader for Institutional Evaluation of Slovak colleges by the Association of European Universities. From 2008 to 2010, he was an advisor for the vice-president of the National Government and for the Minister of Education for science and research. Prior to 2000, he had performed as a guest professor on Technical University in Miškolc,Hungary, and on University of Ljublana, Slovenia. Nowadays, he acts as a guest professor on the Univeristy of Wuppertal and on Wismar College in Germany within the Erasmus programme. In 2007, he became a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg.

In the field of science and research, he has been dealing with mechanical dynamics as a source of technical risks, optimisation of risk management systems for technical systems and occupational health and safety, problems of control integrated systems, issues of safety and security, and with processes of quality assessment mainly in the field of college education as well. He tutored 15 doctorate students. He is also an honourary doctor of the University in Wuppertal, Germany, University of Miskolc, Hungary, University of Uzhgorod, Ukraine and of the College of Mining on Technical University in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

He is currently the president of the Association of Technical Diagnosticians in the SR, a member in the group of experts of the section Maschinen- und Systemsicherheit IVSS in Mannheim, Germany, a member of Gesellschaft für Sicherheitswissenschaften VDI in Wuppertal, Germany, and a member of German-speaking conference of professors of Traffic Engineering in Europe residing in Hannover, Germany.

Throughout his scientific work during an almost 30 years long period, he had published together as an author and co-author 10 monographs (5 of those in the SR and 5 abroad), 2 chapters in encyclopedias from publisher CRC Press in USA, 23 articles in scholarly journals abroad and 19 articles in the SR. He actively performed on 73 international conferences. He is the author and co-author of 47 lectures and publications with topics in the field of Quality of Scientific and Educational Activities within the European High Education Area, control of science and engineering within the European Research Area, as well as in the field of technology transfer.

He was the responsible executor of 6 scientific projects within the VEGA scientific agency, a responsible executor of the EU project TEMPUS, as well as a project manager and executor of 4 projects within the Sectoral Operational Programme for Science and Research. He was the leader of 25 projects for industrial practice. He is the co-author of 3 patents.

The panel will offer answers from the biggest authorities on the development of the automotive industry in Slovakia, its lasting competitiveness but also the impact of new trends such as alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles and new transport systems.

Ralf Sacht

Ralf Sacht
Chairman of the board, Volkswagen Slovakia

The panel will offer answers from the biggest authorities on the development of the automotive industry in Slovakia, its lasting competitiveness but also the impact of new trends such as alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles and new transport systems.

Stéphane Bonhommeau

Stéphane Bonhommeau
Managing director, PSA Groupe plant in Trnava

1st of March 2017 General Director
PSA Groupe Slovakia Production centre in Trnava

2015 Plant Director light commercial vehicules
Plant PSA Groupe in Hordain, France

2014 Assembly Shop General Manager
Plant PSA Groupe in Rennes, France

2011 Industrial General Manager
Plant PSA Groupe in Rennes, France

2007 Industrialization project manager of the 508 car
Plant PSA Groupe in Rennes, France

2004 Production, Quality and Assembly line manager
Plant PSA Groupe in Rennes, France

1994 Head of production unit and group, then Head of technical group and Quality Assurance ; Assembly Shop, Paint Shop, Quality Shop
Plant PSA Groupe in Aulnay-sous-bois, France

EDUCATION

2004 Engineer diploma of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
2004 MAS in « Organization and management of production systems »

The panel will offer answers from the biggest authorities on the development of the automotive industry in Slovakia, its lasting competitiveness but also the impact of new trends such as alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles and new transport systems.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Prospects of the automotive industry development in Slovakia

Alexander Matusek

Alexander Matusek
President, Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak republic

The automotive industry faces new challenges in the form of a short product lifecycle, a rapid pace of innovation and, in particular, automation. New advanced technologies and robotics are the themes of today.

But, do we have enough qualified people to take care of new technologies? What conditions are set by the state for training and education? Is Slovak education system ready to change the structure of professions? What is the role of industry in education?

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Investing into global growth: New Jaguar Land Rover plant in Slovakia

Alexander Wortberg

Alexander Wortberg
Operations Director., Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia

Alexander Wortberg is appointed Jaguar Land Rover Operations Director of the new Jaguar Land Rover vehicle plant in Nitra/Slovakia, currently under construction.

Previously, he was Director of Production at Qoros Auto, leading the Changshu production plant near Shanghai. Alexander has 20 years of automotive experience with BMW, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Qoros Auto in Germany, the UK and China. Past responsibilities include diverse project lead roles in manufacturing strategy, new vehicle programmes, vehicle and plant launch, as well as leading vehicle manufacturing operations.

Alexander holds a Masters degree of Production Engineering of RWTH Aachen in Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD at Fontainebleau in France. He is married with three daughters and lives in Slovakia.

A new plant is being created: Jaguar Land Rover will produce the Land Rover Discovery at the site in Nitra in Slovakia as of the end of 2018. The most up-to-date production plant in the Jaguar Land Rover world will employ 2.800 people and will have an annual production capacity of 150.000 vehicles.

12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Hotel Partizan Restaurant

Lunch

Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 EUCAR: Key challenges 2030

Stefan Deix

Stefan Deix
Director, European Council for Automotive R&D - EUCAR

Stefan Deix graduated as physicist at the University of Vienna. Since 2015 he has been Director of EUCAR, the European Council for Automotive R&D, the research association of the major European passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers. Stefan Deix was Director for Research & Innovation at CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers) facilitating the Research and Innovation Working Group activities. Before that he was working at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in the Department Mobility. He was appointed research coordinator for Austria, research area leader for road safety and elected Chairman of the research coordinators at FEHRL (Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories). He was member of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) WG on Road Safety, iMobility WG on Automated Driving and Member of the EARPA task force safety.

EUCAR is the European Council for Automotive R&D of the major European passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers. EUCAR facilitates and coordinates pre-competitive research and development projects and its members participate in a wide range of collaborative European R&D programmes. The European automobile manufacturers are the largest private investors in R&D in Europe with over €50 billion investment per annum, or 4% of turnover. EUCAR members are BMW, DAF, Daimler, FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, Ford of Europe, Opel Automobile GmbH, Hyundai, IVECO, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group. EUCAR is closely connected to ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Autonomous vehicle : PSA program (live video)

Vincent Abadie

Vincent Abadie
Senior-Expert of Autonomous Vehicles Project, Groupe PSA

* PSA Roadmap
* Driving Automation main challenges
* PSA Experimentation Results
* Next Steps

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Autonomous Driving: Risks and Challenges

Simon Garbett

Simon Garbett
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Simon Garbett leads Squire Patton Boggs’ UK and European Automotive Group.  Areas of key focus are automotive cross-border issues and disputes, manufacturing, supply chain and product liability issues, including automotive and tech cross-overs. Simon has also represented a significant number of automotive and other clients at successful mediations.  Simon is also a member of Squire’s Global Automotive Industry Group, as well as co-author of the firm’s Global Supply Chain Law Blog. Simon speaks regularly across Europe on legal issues associated with connected and autonomous vehicles.

 

The session will cover some of the key risks and challenges in the coming years from driverless cars, with particular focus on the legal and regulatory challenges. In particular, Simon will look, amongst others, at pressing liability, cyber-security, data protection, policy, IP and telecoms considerations on
the autonomous road ahead.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Brakes technologies for 2025 and later – what’s new & what will change

Karl-Friedrich Wörsdörfer

Karl-Friedrich Wörsdörfer
Vice President Product Development HBS, Continental Teves AG

Study of mechanical engineering and vehicle technologies finished in 1982.

1982 – 1996: Teves, responsible for brakes engineering and ESC development

1996 – 2006: Audi, responsible for Brake System, Driver Assistant Systems and Fuel tank

2006 – current: Continental Teves AG, responsible world wide for development and application of hydraulic brake systems

Automotive world is changing fast – electric vehicle and autonomous driving is domination the development of all entire components.

What do we need to ensure to be competitive in our business with the right systems, components and what technology trend do we need to follow.

Continentals answer to the future of braking.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Digitalization and Security – The future starts today

Adrian Pinter

Adrian Pinter
Sales Specialist for Plant Security Services & MindSphere, SIEMENS

He obtained his MSc in Physics at Graz University of Technology while he was working for SIEMENS’ communications department. After 7 years of being KAM, Business Unit Director of Medical Technology and Member of the Board at WILD Austria he returned to SIEMENS in 2016. Since then he has been responsible for solutions covering Digitalization and Industry 4.0, deeply focusing on Security and MindSphere – SIEMENS’ open IoT operating system.

With his open approach he has helped automotive suppliers and companies to become a digital enterprise.

The automotive industry and its suppliers face new challenges due to digitalization. The speed of innovation is increasing rapidly as do the possibilities in automation.To keep up the pace and protect information the demand in plant security services and industrial IoT platforms is increasing dramatically.

What can you do to protect your knowledge and assets? What’s the way to the digital enterprise and how can you achieve this goal?

Olaf Baumann

Olaf Baumann
Managing director, FPT Slovakia

Olaf, Managing Director at FPT Slovakia and Executive Vice President for Sales and Business Development for FPT Germany, has been an experienced manager, project manager and senior consultant in international corporations for more than fifteen years. Olafs’ areas of specialization are strategy and organizational development, outsourcing, built up Near-shore Centre, process optimization, change and transformation management.

The automotive industry and its suppliers face new challenges due to digitalization. The speed of innovation is increasing rapidly as do the possibilities in automation.To keep up the pace and protect information the demand in plant security services and industrial IoT platforms is increasing dramatically.

What can you do to protect your knowledge and assets? What’s the way to the digital enterprise and how can you achieve this goal?

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM An innovative winner is the one who can handle corporate culture management

Ján Uriga

Ján Uriga
Senior Manager for Innovations & Strategic Change Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers Slovakia

John Uriga received his PhD. at the Institute of Experimental Psychology at Slovak Academy of Sciences where he dealt with research and application of social intelligence and leadership decision-making. From 2003 to 2009, he worked as HR manager in public administration and international corporations. Since 2010, he has been involved in consulting projects in the field of strategic management of change, innovation, leadership and corporate culture. He taught externally at the FSEV and leads the MBA Module of Change Management and Innovation for the Automotive Sector in cooperation with the Vienna Technical University. Since 2018, he is the leader of the Prague Experience Center, which is focused on innovation in the area of modern technologies and business models.

Research, case studies and the experiences of real innovation leaders are clear – corporate culture is one of the strongest predictors of innovation performance in companies. That’s a fact. Unfortunately, the fact is also that only a few managers use knowingly the tools to shape corporate culture.

The lecture will give you instructions on how to detect the state of your innovative culture and introduce some concrete steps to awaken the creative potential of creative artists.

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Fast Track to the Future of the Automotive Sector

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar
Fast Future, director

A global futurist and founder of Fast Future Research. Rohit works with global business to help them understand and create the future, and is an award winning speaker noted for his provocative content. He advises global firms, industries and governments on how to survive, thrive, spot and manage emerging risks and develop innovative growth strategies in the decade ahead. His interests include the evolving role of technology in business and society, emerging markets, the future of education, sustainability and embedding foresight in organisations. Rohit helps clients understand how mega trends, emerging ideas, new business models, and disruptive developments in science and technology could impact individuals, society, business, industries and government. He currently leads studies on transformative drivers of change for the next decade, science and technology developments over the next forty years, impacts of emerging technologies on the legal sector, human enhancement and the Shadow Economy.

In his eye opening presentation, global futurist Rohit Talwar will give us his unique perspective on how developments in the automotive sector could evolve and accelerate in the decade ahead. In particular he will focus on the following

  • Tomorrow’s Automobile – Key trends and likely developments the design of passenger vehicles over the next 10 yrs – encompassing green vehicles, autonomous driving, the connected car, and open source car design
  • Automotive Production – How might vehicle production technologies change in next decade – including new production technologies, AI, robotics, Internet of Things, new materials, 3D printing, and small footprint factories
  • Automotive Strategies and Business Models – exploring emerging thinking including shared ownership, pay for usage, self-owning vehicles, and the end of ownership

7:30 PM Chalet Talska bastion

Evening Networking Programme

Evening Networking Programme

Day Two

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Basic innovation: Do things only once!

Dušan Okénka

Dušan Okénka
Founder and Owner, X-COMPANY

Dušan Okénka (42) is the founder and owner of X-COMPANY company, which focuses on the development of companies with a focus on management, leadership, logistics and purchasing. During his 10 years of experience in the automotive industry, he has gained experience in logistics management, purchasing and running of several projects.

At the present, he is focusing on the development of training programs for Volkswagen Slovakia, DHL Exel Slovakia and reputable suppliers. X-COMPANY itself has a sophisticated training system in logistics and purchasing, constantly developing educational management and leadership practices. On the supply day of Volkswagen Slovakia, X-COMPANY was introduced as a partner for supplier development this year (mainly project startups, pre-series and serial logistics).

X-COMPANY’s vision is to contribute to the development of logistics and purchasing training with a focus on the automotive industry at high and high schools.

Dušan Okénka is an alumnus of the University of Economics in Prague with a focus on business economics and management, with secondary specialization being logistics – international transport and forwarding.

The lecture starts with a description of the expertise of the personnel who set and manage the integrated logistic chains. In the lecture, we present basic statistics about the knowledge of logistic processes and the possibilities of their setting. These statistics are based on X-COMPANY’s many years of experience.

The next part describes the possible consequences of the lack of quality of this personnel. We explain the term “logistic hole”, we describe experiences from the start of new projects and current practice in setting logistics goals.

The key issue is to propose a solution to the current situation. The fundamental optimization of logistic processes, with strict adherence to the “Do things only once!” rule, brings the desired financial effect. It is mainly caused by the reduction of the necessary personnel. With current personal problems, the topic is more than interesting.

A precondition for realization is the existence of a clear corporate vision and a strong corporate culture. Even more time-consuming are brand building projects and the active involvement of the company in changing the system of secondary and university education.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Taking automotive seating to the next level – How disruptive game changers will affect the automotive industry

Dusan Valient

Dusan Valient
Technology Center Leader in Trenčín

Dušan Valient has worked in the automotive field at Adient for the past 10 years (15 years in the automotive field in total). He is currently leader of the PG Complete Seat department in technology center in Trenčín/Slovakia. He first began his career in 2003 as a Mechanical and Electrical R&D Engineer  responsible for thedesign, industralization and launch support for the global Automotive Tier 1 wire harness supplier.

In 2008, Dušan Valient joined Adient Slovakia (former Johnson Controls International) company to the Complete Seat department, where his role was initially to lead the team dedicated to Seating design, tactical planning, budgeting, testing and launch support in JIT plants for the French and Czech OEM’s. He suceeded and in 2016 he assumed full responsibility for Product Group Complete Seat department in technology center Trenčín/Slovakia with the Seating design resposibility for up to15 OEM’s. He is a cross-functional leader for product development and supporting functions (Prototyping, Testing, Release Coordination, etc) and supervising a multicultural  workforce in EMEA and APAC region.

Innovative automotive seating solutions related to CASE (Connected – Autonomous – Shared – Electric)

– Implications for automotive interiors and the seating system

– Developing product solutions that meet future requirements today

– New possibilities for passengers to use their time once vehicles become driven automatically

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Innovative materials and technologies for the automotive industry

Thomas Hipke

Thomas Hipke
Head of the Department of Lightweight Functional Structures, Fraunhofer IWU

Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute (Germany) for Machine Tools and Forming Technology for a long time.

Expert in metal foaming, fibre reinforced plastics, hybrid materials and light weight design.

The presentation contents new and innovative materials and technologies which are special relevated to the automotive industry. The range goes from metal foam and its special application in car stiffening or for battery housing to hybrid materials between metals and fibre reinforced plastics. Furthermore will presented newest developments with ultra high strength steels and their manufacturing by conforming cooled tools manufactured by additive manufacturing. Some innovative technologies like radius-pultrusion and „merged“ technologies like deep drawing + injection moulding will finish the speech.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM High-performance friction systems for active torque management

Andreas Promberger

Andreas Promberger
Manager R&D Application Engineering, Miba Frictec GmbH

2009 University degree FH Joanneum in Graz

2009 Development Engineer, AVL, Graz

2011 Development Engineer, Daimler AG, Stuttgart

2013 Development Engineer, Miba Frictec

2017 Manager R&D Application Engineering, Miba Frictec

High-performance friction systems for active torque management and their simulation in regards of a virtual system development outlook

  • Requirements of state-of-the-art powertrains
  • Technology core values of friction systems
  • Development methods and tools
  • Simulation of friction systems for virtual system development outlook

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Lead Exponentially

Pavel Kysilka

Pavel Kysilka
founder, 6D Academy, former Czech National Bank governor

Pavel is a graduate of the University of Economics. During the years 1986-1990 he worked at the Economic Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

From 1990 to 1991 he was the chief economic advisor to the Minister for Economic Policy. In the 1990s, he served as vice-governor and executive governor of the Czech National Bank. He was responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Czechoslovak currency and the introduction of the Czech crown. In 1994-1997, he worked as an expert of the International Monetary Fund and participated in the introduction of national currencies in a number of eastern European countries. In the 1990s he was president of the Czech Economic Society. In 2000 he started working for Česká spořitelna as chief economist, in 2004 he was elected a member of the Board of Directors and since January 1, 2011 he has been serving as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 1, 2011. He was named Banker of the Year three times (2011, 2012 and 2013) He deals with the economic, business and social impacts of the digital revolution.

He is the founder and chairman of the board of the 6DAcademy.

Millennials generation and AI technology, blockchain, VR / AR, 3D create a disruptive mix in all disciplines, with mobility on the front. Two decades are deciding which trend will become disruptive and which trend will become exponential, and who will be victims of disruption.

 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking break

Networking break

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Digitalization strategy and key factors of successful implementation

Tomas Micik

Tomas Micik
Manager of Technology planning and digitalization, Volkswagen Slovakia

Tomáš Mičík is leading the department Technology planning and digitalization at Volkswagen Slovakia. Previously, he was responsible for department Planning of Press shop, later Planning of Body shop Audi Q7 and Body shop VW Touareg.

Tomáš holds master degree of Production management at the University in Vienna, studied Mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Miami and holds PhD. degree of Production quality studies at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

 

Digitalization as an opportunity for complex process improvements is dealing with various challenges, which require a development and implementation strategy, taking into account the efficient concept development combining know-how of different industries leading to new approaches for the product, process and information structure applications.

12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Industry 4.0 – reality in Slovak conditions

Igor Šuba

Igor Šuba
CIO & Industry 4.0 coordinator, MATADOR GROUP

He works as a director of IT services. Manages IT service support for the group, participates in Automotive and Industry 4.0 projects, tests and implements new technologies and standards in process business

The purpose of the discussion panel “Industry 4.0 – Reality in Slovak Conditions” is to provide an image of the current state of digitization in Slovak automotive companies. People who are responsible for implementation in their businesses as well as representatives of the supply companies will be discussing. The panel will be led to exchange the experience of Industry 4.0 implementation and will suggest trends in further development. It should point to the common occations of a real business and to eradicate many doubts and myths that still resonate in businesses.
It will be a dynamic and open discussion involving all participants.

Radovan Furmann

Radovan Furmann
Director of Digital Factory Department, CEIT

Mr.Furmann has been devoting more than ten years to designing and optimising the layout of manufacturing and logistics systems with the support of digital business tools. At CEIT, he is responsible for many projects utilizing the most advanced Digital and Virtual Factory technologies. It deals with Industry 4.0 and its implementation into industrial enterprises.

The purpose of the discussion panel “Industry 4.0 – Reality in Slovak Conditions” is to provide an image of the current state of digitization in Slovak automotive companies. People who are responsible for implementation in their businesses as well as representatives of the supply companies will be discussing. The panel will be led to exchange the experience of Industry 4.0 implementation and will suggest trends in further development. It should point to the common occations of a real business and to eradicate many doubts and myths that still resonate in businesses.
It will be a dynamic and open discussion involving all participants.

Jindrich Vanous

Jindrich Vanous
KUKA Roboter CEE, director

-Country manager for CZ&SK

-Graduated at Electrotechnical University in Prague

-15 years experience in Robotics and Automation

-Skills with robotics turn-key solutions in Automotive and General Industry

-Started career at company KUKA Roboter as a first employee in Czech Republic

-Started local direct activities (sales, service, college)

-Currently we have 26 employees, new office and I am responsible for KUKA Roboter Business  in Czech Rep. and Slovakia

The purpose of the discussion panel “Industry 4.0 – Reality in Slovak Conditions” is to provide an image of the current state of digitization in Slovak automotive companies. People who are responsible for implementation in their businesses as well as representatives of the supply companies will be discussing. The panel will be led to exchange the experience of Industry 4.0 implementation and will suggest trends in further development. It should point to the common occations of a real business and to eradicate many doubts and myths that still resonate in businesses.
It will be a dynamic and open discussion involving all participants.

Martin Morhac

Martin Morhac
Chariman of AIA SR Research and Development Committee

He completed studies at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, in 1982. In the same year he started working at the same faculty as a research worker. His focus was on Management Information System, with a specialization on preproduction processes. Since 1989 he was a leader of the division of Automatization of Engineering Work in the company called Inorga Praha, Bratislava branch. In 1991 he was a co-founder of SOVA Ltd. enterprise. Since then he has been the director of the company named SOVA Digital a.s. today.

The purpose of the discussion panel “Industry 4.0 – Reality in Slovak Conditions” is to provide an image of the current state of digitization in Slovak automotive companies. People who are responsible for implementation in their businesses as well as representatives of the supply companies will be discussing. The panel will be led to exchange the experience of Industry 4.0 implementation and will suggest trends in further development. It should point to the common occations of a real business and to eradicate many doubts and myths that still resonate in businesses.
It will be a dynamic and open discussion involving all participants.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hotel Partizan Restaurant

Lunch

Lunch

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Congress room) Need for transformation of higher school education

Jaroslav Holeček

Jaroslav Holeček
Automotive Industry Association of SR

Mr. Holeček is active in the automotive industry his entire professional career. He was director of machining vocational school near automobile factory in Trnava for eight years. Almost 20 years HR Director at VW Slovakia in Bratislava, VW Autoeuropa in Portugal and the VW Group Rus in Kaluga. Was Vice President and President of the Automotive Industry Association of Slovak Republic in years 2012 – 2017.

In 2012, we began transforming secondary vocational education resulting in the involvement of employers in the education system through dual education. How can a similar scenario be achieved in higher education and why do employers in important industrial areas think that transformation of higher education is needed? Can it ever be attained? If so, what are the options?

Renáta Valeková

Renáta Valeková
Head of Dual study / team of the future, Volkswagen Slovakia

Renáta Valeková is a graduate of the Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany. She is working at Volkswagen Slovakia since 1992. Till 2012 she acted as manager in several departments: Environment, Health and Safety, Facility management. In the last 5 years she was head of Personal development. She started the implementation of the dual education and vocational training at VWSK. Now, as head of Dual study/team of the future, is she responsible for the implementation of dual studies.

In 2012, we began transforming secondary vocational education resulting in the involvement of employers in the education system through dual education. How can a similar scenario be achieved in higher education and why do employers in important industrial areas think that transformation of higher education is needed? Can it ever be attained? If so, what are the options?

Lubomir Soos

Lubomir Soos
Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Mr. Ľubomír Šooš is currently Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He is also Vice-President of the Automotive Industry Association, and Vice-President of the Mechanical Engineering Association of the Slovak Republic. Professor Šooš has gained considerable experience in the research and development of machines and equipment for the treatment and recycling of waste, and its conversion into alternative sources of new raw material or into energy. To date he has undertaken more than 31 international and national research projects, published more than 395 scientific articles in journals and Scientific Proceedings, and is the author of 48 national and international patents.

In 2012, we began transforming secondary vocational education resulting in the involvement of employers in the education system through dual education. How can a similar scenario be achieved in higher education and why do employers in important industrial areas think that transformation of higher education is needed? Can it ever be attained? If so, what are the options?

Lucia Ditetova

Lucia Ditetova
Manager of the labor market and human resources section, TREXIMA

Professionaly, she manages projets in the field of lifelong learning, development and implementation of avisory tools and information systems, withinin active labor market measures. The main topic of the current professional focus is mainly monitoring and forecasting of labor market needs, where she considers strategic partherships of social partners, the Slovak Government, employers, local governments and other importatnt actors in the labor market as a crucial element. She managed the creation of the National System of Vocations in Slovakia, where together with interested professionals creates a system of sector councils, which in all sectors of the national economy define the standard requirements for technical knowledge and skills of a skilled workforce.

In 2012, we began transforming secondary vocational education resulting in the involvement of employers in the education system through dual education. How can a similar scenario be achieved in higher education and why do employers in important industrial areas think that transformation of higher education is needed? Can it ever be attained? If so, what are the options?

Marian Marek

Marian Marek
General Director, PosAm

In 2012, we began transforming secondary vocational education resulting in the involvement of employers in the education system through dual education. How can a similar scenario be achieved in higher education and why do employers in important industrial areas think that transformation of higher education is needed? Can it ever be attained? If so, what are the options?

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop: Toyota KATA (ONLY IN SLOVAK LANGUAGE)

Jozef Krišťak

Jozef Krišťak
Toyota KATA coach, IPA Slovakia

Jozef Krišťak specializes in company performance, lean management, continuous improvement. At present, he is the manager of IPA Slovakia. He is a graduate of the Žilina University in Žilina in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He has also completed his PhD in Business Management at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He has led a number of projects in industrial enterprises (ACO, Bonatrans, TES, Linet, VW, ZF, Nemak, OMS, Siemens, etc.)
He has completed a study course aimed at improving the use of TOC approaches at Nottingham Trent University, including the World Business Forum, Toyota, Ford, Norma Group, Google, Vidyo in the USA, LEAN Access Implementation Study (Toyota, Honda, Roland, Jatco, ) in Japan and Kaizen Tour – Audi Ingolstadt, VW Wolfsburg, BMW Munich, Mercedes Stuttgart.

The time when it was enough to push people and get their last remnants of power is beyond our reach. Today’s time is more complex, more dynamic and less predictable than ever before. I think the biggest challenge of the future is to change MINDSET of people and IMPROVE their ability to open to new ideas and approaches to be able to quickly adapt their behavior to incoming changes in business.

It requires leaving current planning practices that are based on past experiences and beliefs and focus on systematic learning and discovery of new ideas with each step taken.

Toyota KATA is a training technique as you learn a new way of thinking and acting that will allow you to achieve at first glance unachievable goals.

Experience the Toyota KATA tasting experience on the training game.

Conference is divided into two days. On the first day, there will be a conference and evening networking programme prepared for you. On the day two, we will continue with the conference program in two separate conference rooms.

What you can expect:
  • Specialists sharing their experience
  • Inspiration from automotive industry experts
  • New contacts and networking
  • Evening raut

How it will run

After opening the conference on Tuesday morning, we will start the first lectures. Then, lunch will be served at the hotel restaurant. After the lunch break, we will continue with the next set of lectures. If you find it difficult to concentrate you may welcome regular coffee breaks for your refreshment. After the last lecture, you will have some time to rest. An evening raut will take place in the nearby restaurant Talska bastion with the opportunity for informal networking.

Second day, after breakfast, the conference will continue with interesting lectures and panel discussions. Lunch will be served at the restaurant of Hotel Partizan. After the lunch, the additional program focused on the cooperation of Universities and Industry is being prepared.