The IZB-Livestage as a hybrid event

Innovative, live and interactive.

At the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg, the IZB live stage is 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 serves as a platform for industry experts, Volkswagen and suppliers. The presentations will be streamed via a digital platform and remain available online to be called up in the media center after the event. This extends the reach and enables all interested parties worldwide to participate in the quality program.

A diverse line-up of speakers from Volkswagen, suppliers, and external speakers, guarantees exciting content on the top themes in the automotive industry, along with insights and future developments in the Volkswagen world and among suppliers.

You can visit the trade fair and experience the IZB-Livestage in person in Hall 1 or you can participate virtually.


Find our current program highlights here:

Programm - 11.10.2022

  • 10:15-10:30


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

    NORTH STAR - The Future Purchasing Strategy of the Volkswagen Group

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

    Trinity - The Time Machine

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

  • 11:05-11:20

    The Trinity-Effect

    Keynote | Dr. Sebastian Schmickartz, Volkswagen AG, CPO New Factory Warmenau, & Dr. Gjuki Tettenborn
  • 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 | Dirk Voigt, IT Program Management Trinity, Head of Projectmanagement Shopfloor IT (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, OPTIMUM datamanagement solutions GmbH, Managing Director
  • 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 | Matthias Esser, 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, Volkswagen AG, Head of Product Line MEB
  • 13:55-14:15

    From car sharing to car subscription to leasing - all from one source

    Keynote | Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Volkswagen Financial Services AG, CEO
  • 14:15-15:00

    How will Co-creation work in the future?

    Panel Discussion | Dr. Silke Bagschik, Volkswagen AG, Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Volkswagen Financial Services AG, Heiko Hüttel, Microsoft, Knut Krösche, Cariad SE, Head of Digital Business & Mobility Services
  • 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
  • Programm - 12.10.2022

    • 10:00-10:15


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

      Information Security at Volkswagen

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

      Designing Automotive Security - Hackers get out of my car

      Talk | Henning Harbs, Volkswagen AG, Product Development Security Officer
    • 10:30-10:45

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

      Talk | Hans Peter Knaust, Managing Director / CEO, Engineering ITS GmbH
    • Start-up Pitches
    • 11:25-11:35

      Open Innovation in the Volkswagen Group

      Talk | Dr. Astrid Wollenberg, Managing Director Konnect, David Order, Tech Analyst and Business Development
    • 11:25-11:35

      Towards Autonomous Cars: Sensing and Understanding Car Interiors

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

      Workshops of the future

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

      Machine Vision - made easy

      Talk + Q&A | Uri Josefson, Inspekto AMV, Sales Director
    • 11:55-12:05

      Talk | Navigationstool für sehbehinderte Menschen in öffentlichen Räumen
    • 12:05-12:15

      Talk | tbd
    • 12:15-12:25

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

      Kurzfristige Zuführung von Fachkräften & Spezialisten

      Talkshow in German | Sascha Goehmann, 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, Volkswagen AG, Fulltime engineer for electric vehicle tech design
    • 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 & Geetha Srinivasan, Solutions Architect (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

    More information can be found here.

    I am happy to hear from you!

    Inga Rill-Hackstein
    Telephone: +49 5361 897 2432