The IZB-Livestage as a hybrid event

Innovative, live and interactive.

At IZB 2022, the live stage was ideal for exciting talks, presentations and panel discussions on innovations, future trends and the latest focus topics in the industry:

Autonomous Driving, E-mobility, Electrification, Software, Connectivity, Production 4.0 and Cyber Security.

In the heart of the Software Marketplace, the live stage served as a platform for industry experts, Volkswagen and suppliers. The presentations were streamed via a digital platform and could be accessed online in the media library afterwards. This extended the reach and enabled all interested parties worldwide to participate in the quality program.

A diverse line-up of speakers from Volkswagen, suppliers and external speakers guaranteed exciting content on the top topics of the automotive industry as well as on insights and future developments in the Volkswagen world and at the suppliers.



Find the current program highlights of the IZB here:

Program - 11.10.2022

  • 10:15-10:30


    Talk | Josef Schulze Sutthoff, Wolfsburg AG, Head of IZB + Moderation
  • 10:30-10:45

    NORTH STAR - The Future Purchasing Strategy of the Volkswagen Group

    Talk | Dr. Geng Wu, Head of Purchasing Transformation Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG,
  • 10:45-11:05

    Trinity - The Time Machine

    Keynote | Dr. Gjuki Tettenborn, Head of Business Unit SSP & Trinity, Volkswagen AG,
  • Production 4.0

  • 11:05-11:20

    The Trinity-Effect

    Keynote | Dr. Sebastian Schmickartz, CPO New Factory Warmenau, Volkswagen AG,
  • 11:20-11:30


    Q&A | Dr. Sebastian Schmickartz, Dr. Gjuki Tettenborn
  • 11:30-12:00

    Digital@Trinity - what do we expect from our suppliers to establish the digital future of production

    Talk + Q&A | Dr. Andrea Spillner, IT Program Management Trinity / Brand IT Production, Stefan Krawinkel, IT Strategy Production Brand Volkswagen, (both Volkswagen AG)
  • 12:00-12:15

    Process visualization for robots

    Talk | Ralph Dreßler, President and CEO, Dressler Automation GmbH
  • 12:15-12:30

    Impact of Digitization – ensuring quality and filling the gap in labour market

    Talk | Wolfgang Mahanty, Managing Director, OPTIMUM datamanagement solutions GmbH
  • Connectivity

    Bobbycar - Driving on the edge

    Talk | Ortwin Schneider, Principal Produkt Marketing Manager, Red Hat GmbH
  • 12:45-13:00

    In-vehicle digital media experiences: Re-imagining infotainment for the connected car

    Talk & Q&A | Tobias Follner, Senior Sales Manager, Cinemo GmbH
  • Volkswagen: Our Future as a Mobility Service Provider

    VW’s MEB platform: Backbone for a carbon-neutral mobility

    Keynote | Dr. Silke Bagschik, Head of Product Line MEB, Volkswagen AG
  • 13:55-14:35

    How will Co-creation work in the future?

    Panel Discussion | Dr. Silke Bagschik, Head of Product Line MEB, Volkswagen AG, Heiko Hüttel, Senior Director and Tech Lead, Microsoft, Knut Krösche, Head of Digital Business & Mobility Services, Cariad SE
  • 14:35-15:00

    Our Way from Selling Cars to Providing Mobility Solutions

    Keynote & Q&A | Dr. Christian Dahlheim, CEO, Volkswagen Financial Services AG
  • Presentations of the exhibitors of the Cross-Industry-Area
  • 15:20-15:35

    Digitalisation of water analysis

    Talk | Dr.-Ing. Alexander Rohr, CEO & Founder, Lilian Labs
  • 15:35-15:50

    StratoStreamer - Areal Broadband Coverage from the Sky

    Talk | Dr.-Ing Reiner Kickert, CEO, Leichtwerk AG
  • 15:50-16:05

    Sustainable boating and related market opportunities

    Talk | Steffen Ehlert, Managin Director, BEST GmbH
  • 16:05-16:20

    Start up trifft Mittelstand: das Lebensmittel Luft im Lebensraum Auto

    Talk | Dean Ciric, CEO, Airooom, Bernd Trinkwalter, Leiter Innovationsmangement, Dr. Schneider Kunststoffwerke GmbH
  • Programm - 12.10.2022

    • 10:00-10:15


      Talk | Josef Schulze Sutthoff, Head of the IZB, Wolfsburg AG
    • Cyber Security

      Information Security at Volkswagen

      Talk | Michael Kramm, Head of Group Information Security, Volkswagen AG
    • 10:30-10:45

      Designing Automotive Security - Hackers get out of my car

      Talk | Henning Harbs, Product Development Security Officer, Volkswagen AG
    • 10:45-11:00

      Cyber Security for automotive: secure, distributed computing in a decentral world

      Talk | Hans Peter Knaust, Managing Director / CEO, Engineering ITS GmbH
    • Start-up Pitches
    • 11:15-11:25

      Open Innovation in the Volkswagen Group

      Talk | Dr. Astrid Wollenberg, Managing Director, David Order, Tech Analyst and Business Development Konnect, both Volkswagen Group Innovation Hub Tel Aviv
    • 11:25-11:35

      Towards Autonomous Cars: Sensing and Understanding Car Interiors

      Pitch + Q&A | Lee Rabin, Sr. Sales & Business Development Manager, Jungo Connectivity Ltd.
    • 11:35-11:45

      Workshops of the future

      Talk | Ori Dangur, Founder and CEO, Spinframe Technologies
    • 11:45-11:55

      Making autonomous vehicles accessible and inclusive

      Pitch & Q&A | Idan Meir, CEO and Co-Founder, Right Hear
    • 11:55-12:05

      Machine Vision - made easy

      Pitch & Q&A | Uri Josefson, Sales Director, Inspekto AMV
    • 12:05-12:15

      Electric Vehicle Focused Cybersecurity DevOps Platform

      Pitch & Q&A | Roy Fridman, CEO, C2A Security
    • 12:15-12:25

      AI enabled next generation "Over the air" update technology

      Talk | Zohar Fox, CEO, Aurora Labs Ltd.
    • E-Mobility
    • 12:25-13:10

      Motivation and objectives for Circular Economy in the automotive industry

      Panel discussion | Dr. Marko Gernuks, Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group Components und Board Member OHLF e.V., Prof. Klaus Dilger, Chair of Welding and Joining, TU Braunschweig, CEO OHLF e.V., Henry Pietrzak, Subdivision Manager Closed Loop, Volkswagen Group Components, Johannes Goetzelmann, Director Product & Process Development Exteriors Europe, Magna Exteriors GmbH
    • 13:10-13:25

      Novel Multi-Functional Clutch Technology for EV Disconnects

      Talk | John Jennings, Director Innovation & eMobility, Amsted Automotive
    • Recruiting
    • 13:45-14:00

      Kurzfristige Zuführung von Fachkräften & Spezialisten

      Talkshow in german | Sascha Göhmann, Leitung Automotive Support Agency, Wolfsburg AG, Sebastian Patta, Geschäftsleitung AutoVision – Der Personaldienstleister GmbH & Co. OHG Geschäftsführung jobilities GmbH
    • Autonomous Driving

    • 14:00-14:15

      The Autonomobile – Impact on Driver Behaviour and New Business Models

      Talk | Robert Tietje, Fulltime engineer for electric vehicle tech design, Volkswagen AG
    • 14:15-14:30

      Holistic in-cabin monitoring in 3D

      Talk | Guy Raz, Engineering Director, Gentex Corporation
    • Software
    • 14:45-15:00

      Data management for both efficient product development and digital product releases

      Talk | Michael Baumann, Product Manager EXOKNOX, Managing Director EXOKNOX GmbH, Karakun GmbH
    • 15:00-15:15

      Addressing challenges of Migration of Vehicle Features from Distributed Architecture to Central Architecture

      Talk + Q&A | Lokesh Thawani, Customer Solutions Director & Gustavo Oyervides Zerrweck, Business Subject Matter Expert, Autonomous Driving (both KPIT Technologies GmbH)
    • 15:15-16:00

      Creating a comprehensive ecosystem for computer vision applications - Volkswagen Vision Workbench

      Panel discussion | Markus Zarbock, CTO Smart.Production:Lab Volkswagen AG, Daniela Eißfeldt, Team Lead Software Development Center Dresden, Volkswagen AG, Joachim Levy, CEO & Co-Founder, 1702ai, Matthias Behrens, Head of Business Technology Plattforms, Volkswagen AG, Neil Coghlan, New Technology Strategy – Scania, Stefan Kraus, Head of Product Development, evopro AG
    • 16:15-16:30

      Drive vehicle innovation with AI and simulation

      Talk | Christian Schrader, Ansys Germany GmbH, Technical Director Field Engineering EMEA

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Inga Rill-Hackstein
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