Logo June 21 – 22, 2022, Berlin, Germany, Maritim proArte Hotel

Manage Variants & Master Product Complexity
in the Automotive Industry
date_range June 21 – 22, 2022
Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany
Smart Automotive Variant.CON – Europe’s No. 1 Event on Complexity & Variant Management in Automotive Product Development
The Smart Automotive Variant.CON is the leading European event on complexity and variant management for the automotive industry and the meeting point for more than 150 experts to exchange knowledge and experience, to network and discuss key industry topics while creating new partnerships. For over 7 years, the Smart Automotive Variant.CON has been supporting OEMs, Tier 1s, automotive suppliers and solution providers with its Multi Touchpoint formats over 2.5 days to provide a platform for intense networking and private discussion rounds, inspirational expert keynotes as well as interactive and well moderated World Café round tables – the most interactive live event concept worldwide!

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About the Smart Automotive Variant CON

The Leading European Event on Complexity & Variant Management for the Automotive Industry

Smart Automotive Variant.CON is the meeting point for 150+ experts in complexity and variants management to exchange knowledge and experience, to network and to discuss key industry topics and create new partnerships.

The Smart Automotive Variant.CON Sessions

The 2.5-day event is a unique combination of

  • Inspirational keynotes
  • 25+ hours of trends and innovation
  • Well moderated, interactive World Café sessions
  • Challenge your peers and Icebreaker sessions
  • Tech-take live sessions
  • New product show cases
  • 2 evening events

Become a Business Partner

Where else in Europe can you find hundreds of complexity and variant management projects and technology budgets under the same roof?

Our event is a one-stop-shop opportunity for you to promote
thought-leadership and get face-to-face with 150 key prospects.

Smart Automotive Variant.CON offers the best in class opportunity
to introduce yourself as a thought leader to complexity & variant management experts.


Master Product Complexity in the Automotive Industry

We have Partners

Not Sponsors. The Smart Automotive Variant.CON is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support them to reach their targets and inspire innovation.

Position your business as a thought leader at the Smart Automotive Variant.CON 2021 and join us today!

Good opportunity to learn from each other.
Daniel Wörz
Project Coordinator Autonomous Trucks | Daimler AG
we.CONECT conferences and especially Smart Auto Variant is an innovative hub, where you can tackle your industry challenges with multible experts in your area.
Dr. Sankar Nallapati
Global Tech Lead Design | General Motors USA
Very interesting event and interesting combination of people – especially the World Café concept was very good.
Chris Seiler
IT Project Manager | Mercedes-Benz AG
Good exchange in 1 to 1 and groups. Some new input from presentations.
Alexander Bergmiller
Vice President Platform Mechatronics | Webasto Group
I mostly appreciated the networking with peers and sharing of experiences.
Mario Sabourin
Train Design - Product Line Engineering | ALSTOM Transport S.A.

Key Topics

Product Configuration on the Internet of Things

  • With the Internet of Things (IoT), the configuration record is going to be a lot more dynamic. How are we to handle that?
  • Defining the challenges IoT is posing on defining and managing configuration of products
  • Considering how the configuration record of the product is designed and managed
  • Engineering change management

Challenges of a sustainable implementation of modular toolkits

  • Implications of modular product architectures on the organisational structure
  • Realignment of processes to the toolkit
  • Impact of the specific targets linked to the toolkit introduction
  • Importance of a “Modular Thinking Organisation” and how transparent targets and success management help

The impact of agile development on variant management

  • Software configuration management
  • Current state of agile software development methods
  • Adaptive software development

Tool based variant analysis and complexity forecast

  • Planning and Mastering Product Variation: What is possible? What makes Sense?
  • Simulation of effects
  • Optimisation of Product Configuration

Modularisation for successful product-service-systems engineering

  • Service-Systems Engineering
  • Systematic Design and Modularisation of Complex Product-Service-Systems in Times of Digital Transformations
  • Service Systems Engineering for Customer-Centric Product Solutions
  • Design of Solutions in Multi-Stakeholder Environments
  • Interfaces of Products and Services as well as Digital and Non-Digital Offerings
  • The myth of system analysis – How model based system engineering methods help to control complexity
  • Overview of the conceptual modeling process
  • Guiding principles, Reusable, repeatable, generic processes and products
  • Iterative, agile-informed development
  • Decomposition to primitive elements, Conceptual modelling process elements
  • Consistency, standardisation, traceability and organisation

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