4th Markt&Technik Summit Meeting These are the "Managers of the Year 2018"

Das sind die »Manager des Jahres 2018«, die während des 4. Markt&Technik-Spitzentreffens ihre Preise entgegengenommen haben.
The "Managers of the Year 2018", who received their awards at the 4th Markt&Technik summit meeting.

The readers of Markt&Technik have spoken: the "Managers of the Year 2018" have been announced.

WEKA FACHMEDIEN and the editorial staff of Markt&Technik once again took the opportunity this year to solemnly announce the winners at the Markt&Technik Summit Meeting 2018 on the 17th and 18th of May.

The winners can be proud of themselves and their weighty trophies. More than 7000 readers took part in the vote again this year. Depending on the category, up to ten managers were available for selection.

In the following categories the winners were:

Batteries & Battery Assembly:

Thilo Hack, Head of Industrial Solutions, Ansmann

Daniel Panzini, Director Battery Business, Jauch Quartz

Josef Pfeil, Sales Manager, Dynamis Batteries

Embedded Systems:

Silvano Geissler, Vice President Design & Manufacturing EMEA and Managing Director MSC Technologies

Peter Hoser, Director OEM Sales Systemboard, Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Klaus Rottmayr, Managing Director, Spectra and ICPDAS-Europe

Electrical Engineering & Printed Circuit Boards:

Daniel Klein, Managing Director, Würth Elektronik

Meike Schmidt, Managing Partner, Lumberg

Dr. Kurt Woelfl, Managing Director, ODU

Industry 4.0 & Digitization:

Roland Bent, CTO, Phoenix Contact

Melanie Lauer, Vice President of International B2B, Conrad Electronic

Heinrich Munz, Lead Architect Industry 4.0, Kuka

Passive Components:

Dietmar Jäger, Head of Distribution Business Europe, TDK

Uwe Reinecke, Regional Vice President Sales Central & East Europe, TTI

Reinhard Sperlich, Vice President Sales, Murata Europe

Human Resources Management:

Tanja Friederichs, Human Resources Manager, Puls

Karen Oßmann, Human Resources Director, Bosch

Arnt Stumpf, Human Resources Manager, Würth Elektronik eiSos

Power Supplies:

Sebastian Fischer, Managing Director, Traco Electronic

Michael Heinemann, Managing Director, Phoenix Contact Power Supplies

Jörg Traum, Board Member Power Supplies, Fortec Power

Robotics:

Prof. Dr. Simon Haddadin, Managing Director and Founder, Franka Emika

Dr. Albrecht Hoene, Director Human Robot Collaboration, Kuka

Darius Wilke, Director European Business, Rethink Robotics

Pioneers & Innovators:

Bernd Erdl, Managing Director and founder of Puls

Hans Jürgen Hilscher, founder of Hilscher

Oliver Winzenried, CEO and co-founder of Wibu-Systems

On the following day, visitors of the summit meeting, which was organized with the support of sponsors Rutronik, WDI, and iesy, were able to take a look beyond the horizons of their respective disciplines - virtually imperative in times of digital transformation. Interdisciplinary cooperation and partnerships are necessary to accomplish the upcoming tasks and create  complex systems that collect countless sensor data, analyze them, and are ideally also capable of learning, i.e., equipped with artificial intelligence. . This is exactly what the lectures were about: Matthäus Hose, Publishing Director WEKA FACHMEDIEN, and Prof. Matthias Spörrle from the Private University Schloss Seeburg gave an overview of the blessings and dangers of artificially intelligent systems.

The experts all agree that AI will radically change our lives and our work. Prof. Sacha L. Schmidt gave an outlook on the effects it will have on sport, how the disciplines will change, but also how the view of the spectators on sport will change, and how both will influence each other. As head of the Center for Sports and Management at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Düsseldorf, he conducts intensive research on these questions.

The serious engagement with these topics, which will determine the future of all of us, formed the ideal framework for talking about the big and small topics that move the industry in a relaxed atmosphere in the generous setting of the B&O Parkhotel. But after the summit meeting, it goes without saying is before the summit meeting in 2019: then you will again have the opportunity to vote for your favorites in the "Managers of the Year 2019" election for Markt&Technik.