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REVIEW

Smart Automotive Variant CON 2018 – a success story!

The sixth edition of the Smart Automotive Variant CON was unanimously characterized as a successful conference. More than 100 registered attendees gathered in Berlin to discuss complexity and variant management  in the automotive industry during 3 event days filled with case studies and networking sessions.

Master Product Complexity in the Automotive Industry

Smart Automotive Variant CON  is coming back to Berlin on November 24-26, 2019. Be part of the thought-provoking discussion and Europe’s No. 1 event on Complexity & Variant Management in Automotive Product Development.

Trends, Ideas, Solutions
These have been the Key Topics in 2018!

Planning and Mastering Product Variation: What is possible? What makes Sense?

Simulation of effects

Optimization of Product Configuration

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

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

The Smart Automotive Variant CON 2018 in Numbers

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COMPLEXITY & VARIANT MANAGEMENT EXPERTS
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COMPANIES & INSTITUTIONS
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DECISION MAKERS / SENIOR INFLUENCERS
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EXHIBITORS
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SPEAKERS & MODERATORS
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CUTTING EDGE CASE STUDIES
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INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
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ICEBREAKER SESSIONS
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HOURS OF NETWORKING

we.HAVE PARTNERS.

…not Sponsors! Our Business Partner in 2018 – A strong Community!

Do you want to become a partner or do you want to exhibit in 2019? Contact us - we will be happy to advise you on your tailor-made package at the Smart Automotive Variant CON 2019!

The Smart Automotive Variant CON Keynotes 2018

Data Capital, AI & the Connected Car
Benjamin Krebs
Director, Unstructured Data Solutions | Dell EMC
Krebs
Adaption of Iterative Development Methods by leading Performance Indicators
Manuel Schneider-Scheyer
Senior Engineering Manager - ADAS Systems Engineering Global Electronics Engineering | ZF Group
Manuel Schneider-Scheyer
Variant-Aware Continuous Integration Framework for Embedded Systems
Henrik Lönn
Technology Specialist, Embedded Software Development | Volvo
Lonn

The Panel in 2018

A good opportunity to speak with and learn from external network of peers.
Gaurav Tomar
The MathWorks GmbH
Excellent platform to explore Automotive Industry market needs and challenges and its impact on complexity management
Sankar Nallapati
Senior Engineering Specialist
Well organized event with many interesting presentations and discussions.
Henrik Lönn
Senior Principal Research Engineer
Great event and people. It was very exciting to meet leaders from major OEMs and suppliers.
Martin Becker
Fraunhofer IESE
Nice insights into industrial practices and needs.
Thorsten Berger
Chalmers University of Gothenburg
This is the opportunity to meet and exchange with business actors dealing with Variant Management topics.
Maria Belin
Continental Automotive

Our Attendees - With more than 100 registered participants the Smart Automotive Variant CON was again a success. Selected companies were among others:

Technical Product Manager

Scientific Researcher in Cluster Production

Senior Manager, Engineering Process Development

Senior Manager, Engineering Process Development

Complexity Management and Phase out Management

Head of Analysis High Voltage / Electrics

Global Tech Lead Design

Senior Project Manager

Department Head Embedded Systems Development

What our participants say about and why they love attending the Smart Automotive Variant CON

Smart Automotive Variant CON Attendee Profiles and Event Statistics

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of the attendees have a budget of over 1 Mio. €

Industry Split

OEMs
41%
OEMs: 41%
Tier 1 & 2
39%
Tier 1 & 2: 39%
Vendor & Solution Provider
10%
Vendor & Solution Provider: 10%
Research & Academia
6%
Research & Academia: 6%
Other
4%
Other: 4%

Geographical Split

Germany
42%
Germany: 42%
France
14%
France: 14%
Austria
10%
Austria: 10%
Benelux
9%
Benelux: 9%
UK
6%
UK: 6%
South Europe
5%
South Europe: 5%
USA
4%
USA: 4%
Asia
2%
Asia: 2%

The Community

Manager / Senior Managr
76%
Manager / Senior Managr: 76%
Leader / Head of / Director
20%
Leader / Head of / Director: 20%
CEO / CXO / Managing Director
4%
CEO / CXO / Managing Director: 4%

Why is the networking experience at Smart Automotive Variant CoN unique?

We know that networking, inspiration, knowledge sharing and this “little detail I didn’t know before” are the main reasons for attending the Smart Automotive Variant CON. To ensure the best networking experience, we’ve developed several sessions tailored to your needs and industry – we call it the Multi-Touchpoint Concept!

Icebreaker Session

Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Matchfinder! Powered by AI

we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs. Search – Find – Match – Connect

Keynotes & Best Practices

Selected presentations by high-level speakers, visionaries and renowned experts.

Challenge Your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges.

Live Tech Take

Delegates and solution providers have the chance to actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Themed Exhibition Area

Browse our business partners in easy-to-access themed ‘Expert Islands’.

Graphic Recording

Allow our expert graphic recording artists to surprise and delight you as they encapsulate complex ideas in picture story format.

Breakfast Workshop

Experience in this interactive workshop how it feels to work in a self-organised team and learn what behaviours and skills characterize these kinds of teams.

Business Theatre

Go on an expedition to a fictional company. The leaders are facing the hurdle of paradigm shift – and they need your help, experience and ideas how to overcome them!

Media Partner Community

Join us as Smart Automotive Variant CON enters its 8th edition!

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We look forward to welcoming you again in 2019!

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