INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKERS
Direction of the Virtual Instrumentation Division, ELCOM, a. s.
Daniel Kaminský majored in power engineering at the VŠB – Technical University in Ostrava, defended his dissertation in the field of power engineering and became appointed Associate Professor in the field of technical cybernetics. Since 1997, he has been working in the Company ELCOM, a.s. He has specialised in virtual instrumentation and digital signal processing.
Group Vice President Service R&D, ABB Technology Ltd.
Christopher Ganz is responsible in ABB for increasing service awareness in research and development. After studying electrical engineering at ETH in Zurich and a PhD degree in control, he held various R&D positions in ABB’s power plant control unit. Later he was responsible for the corporate research programme in “Control & Optimization”. In his current role located at ABB’s headquarters in Zurich, Christopher Ganz is leading cross-division projects in the area of service technologies, which includes remote services, and IoT initiatives.
President of the Electrical and Electronic Association of the Czech Republic
He graduated in the field of power engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology. He worked as a designer and an independent researcher in EZ Praha, later as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology. He is a co-founder of the Company ELCOM, a. s., where he specialises in the power quality and delivering test rooms of electric machines. He is a member of the Board of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, responsible for the Industry 4.0 agenda.
Manager for Cooperation with Business Partners, IBM Slovakia, s.r.o.
He graduated from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, the Faculty of Technology in Trnava, in the field of production processes automation. Apart from working with business partners, he has focused on the issues of predictive analytics in the sphere of production systems and quality management. He also contributes to implementing technologies of predictive analytics in manufacturing companies.
Digital architect specialising in using new ICT trends in corporate architecture
He is an implementer of a number of successful projects in companies and public administration. He specialises in so-called “smart processes”, combining the process approach with analytical models and using big data generated, for instance, by sensors to increase the corporate efficiency. He is the author of an original Industry 4.0 evaluation model, which has become a basis for corporate digital strategies.
Head of Unit for "Complex Systems & Advanced Computing", Directorate General CONNECT, European Commission
Max Lemke is responsible for the areas of embedded and cyber-physical systems, advanced computing, and ICT for manufacturing. Max is co-responsible in CONNECT for the Joint Technology Initiative ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) and the Public Private Partnership Factories of the Future. In the latter context he also has launched the I4MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs). He has recently been strongly involved in developing a European strategy for digitising industry for the new Commission.
Strategic Development Director, ABB, s.r.o., Manager of Process Communication in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Vladimír Kysela has worked in various positions in ABB since 1997. Currently, he is responsible for the ABB development in the market in the Czech Republic, starting with the introduction of specific industrial initiatives through market research and entering the market in new segments or developing cooperation with new partners. In addition to this role, he is also in charge of managing the ABB portfolio for industrial automation and its application in the market in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Graduated from the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Economics in Prague. In 1992 – 1994, he worked at the Ministry of Economy, in the Agency for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises, where he focused on the Phare programme. Then he held managerial and executive positions in Mediatel and JPS. In 2008, he became Director of Strategies and Trends at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. In 2012, he was appointed Director of the Industry Section and since autumn 2014, he has managed this section as the Deputy Minister.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, CertiCon, a. s.
Vladimír Mařík graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in 1975, becoming appointed Associate Professor in 1984 and Professor in the field of technical cybernetics in 1990. He served as the Head of Department of Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University from 1999, when he founded the department, until 2013. His main areas of professional interest include artificial intelligence, multi-agent and knowledge systems, softcomputing, and applications of production planning and scheduling. Within basic research, he contributed in the areas of uncertainties processing in expert systems, architecture and languages in multi-agent systems (leading to the development of AGLOBE and MAST multi-agent platforms), as well as using ontological knowledge in multi-agent control systems.
Vice President Product Management
PILZ is a family business with more than 65 years long tradition. With over 30 subsidiaries all around the globe the company ranks among leading and innovative players in the domain of machinery safety and machine automation. The owners of PILZ were one of the founders and pioneers during the establishment of Industrie 4.0 in Germany.