IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

B2B e-commerce of tomorrow: software by people for people

Just in time for the start of the year, our cross-sector networking event allowed experts from the industrial sector and the automotive aftermarket to get fresh input and hot tips on digital commerce of the future – at Saarbrücken Castle and online.

One workshop, two showcases, four discussion rounds, and twelve presentations. This is the summary of this year's DIGITAL COMMERCE SUMMIT automotive & industry. Under the topic “Knowing today what counts in tomorrow's B2B e-commerce”, the format went into its third round with a new name. Over the day, it inspired about 100 participants on-site and nearly 150 viewers in the live stream....

The world of online retail is in a state of upheaval. Changing customer needs, and emerging new technologies are challenging companies across industries and branches. At the same time, they are paving the way for the creation of new sales channels.

What is the real significance of digital commerce today and tomorrow? What solutions will keep us going in the digitalization marathon? We addressed these and other questions in presentations by top-class speakers such as Felix Benner (HAWE), Thomas Wunsiedler (KNARR), Birthe Lilienthal & Fabian Schwer (HIWIN), Kolja Prohl (Hämmerling), Michael Weitz (Goodyear), Sebastian Ley (TecAlliance), Steffen Fritz & Gregor Knosala (GETTYGO) and Gernot Leitner (KTM). In addition to the series of presentations in the ballroom, the on-site program with showcases, discussion rounds, and workshops also provided new insights.

Among them: To remain competitive within our digitally networked society, companies – from industry to the automotive aftermarket – should not only put the customer at the center of their digital sales strategy. They should also recognize that he is one thing above all: a human being with individual needs. When customer centricity becomes human centricity, nothing stands in the way of holistic innovation.

WE ARE PART OF IT!

OUR SPEAKERS AT A GLANCE

Darlene Withaker

Dr. Darlene Withaker
Corporate Development & Marketing Manager
N4 Software Group

Kevin Dewi

Kevin Dewi
COO
N4 Software Group

Tobias Raab

Tobias Raab
Councillor for the Department of Economic Affairs, Social Affairs and Digitalization
Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken

Gernot Leitner

Gernot Leitner
Team Leader Master Data Management Information Technology
KTM

Manuel Bach

Manuel Bach
Head of the Cybersecurity Unit for SMEs
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

Achim Angel

Achim Angel
Managing Director
KiM

Markus Weiland

Markus Weiland
Project Manager
N4 Software Group

Patrick Lang

Patrick Lang
Solution Manager
N4

Andreas Hart

Andreas Hart
Head of e-Commerce
HYDAC Group

Werner Lipp

Werner Lipp
Senior sales manager
crossbase mediasolution GmbH

Hendrik Preis

Hendrik Preis
Director Microsoft
ORBIS

Felix Benner

Felix Benner
Configuration & Tool Integration Engineer
HAWE Hydraulik

Thomas Wunsiedler

Thomas Wunsiedler
Head of Strategic Marketing
KNARR Group

Christoph Endres

Dr. Christoph Endres
Managing Director
sequire technology

Kolja Prohl

Kolja Prohl
Managing Director
Hämmerling

Steffen Fritz

Steffen Fritz
Managing Director
GETTYGO

Birthe Lilienthal

Birthe Lilienthal
Application Developer
HIWIN

Herby Tessadri

Herby Tessadri
Owner & Head of Sales
crossbase mediasolution

Faton Beqiraj

Faton Beqiraj
Project Manager
N4

Patrick Lis

Patrick Lis
Director eBusiness
Voith Group

Julia Contelly

Julia Contelly
Business Consultant
N4

Dominik Schmitt

Dominik Schmitt
Head of Web Products
KiM

Mesut Cengiz

Mesut Cengiz
CEO
N4 Software Group

Michael Weitz

Michael Weitz
Manager Retail Operations Europe
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Sebastian Ley

Sebastian Ley
Sales Manager TecRMI
TecAlliance

Gregor Knosala

Gregor Knosala
Management Spare Parts
GETTYGO

Fabian Schwer

Fabian Schwer
Team Lead Application Development
HIWIN

Jan Sölter

Dr. Jan Sölter
Data Scientist & Machine Learning Researcher
University of Applied Sciences Stralsund

Andreas Lottes

Andreas Lottes
Lead Automotive Products
N4

Byron Wells

Byron Wells
Solution Manager
Plan Software

Julia Wildbihler

Julia Wildbihler
Head of HR, Solution Manager SAP
Plan Software

Holger Reimsbach

Holger Reimsbach
Consultant Digital Business
Plan Software

LECTURE SERIES AT SAARBRÜCKEN CASTLE & ONLINE – ALL DAY!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT TOMORROW’S B2B E-COMMERCE

FESTSAAL

AGENDA

8:00 – 9:00
Organisation
Get Together & registration
9:00 – 9:40
Opening Discussion

Digital B2B sales: hype or new standard?

9:50 – 10:10
Presentation
Managing and selling hydraulic components effectively: a look at yesterday, today and tomorrow
Felix Benner
Configuration & Tool Integration Engineer
HAWE Hydraulik
10:15 – 10:35
Presentation
KNARR's Digital Commerce Solution combines Webshop, Configurator & 3D Visualization
Thomas Wunsiedler
Head of Strategic Marketing
KNARR Group
10:40 – 11:00
Break
Coffee break
11:05 – 11:25
Presentation
Digital World of Motion Control & Systems: Finding the right product easily with an online CAD configurator
Birthe Lilienthal
Application Developer
HIWIN
Fabian Schwer
Team Lead Application Development
HIWIN
11:30 – 11:50
Presentation
Potential dangers of digitization: What to do when all the hell breaks loose?
Dr. Christoph Endres
Managing Director
sequire technology
Manuel Bach
Head of the Cybersecurity Unit for SMEs
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
12:00 – 13:00
Break
Lunch break
13:05 – 13:25
Introduction
Digital transformation in tire (wholesale) retail: real oppotunities and challenges
Kolja Prohl
Managing Director
Hämmerling
13:30 – 13:50
Keynote
How industry, retail and garages digitize their processes: a examination from three perspectives
Mesut Cengiz
CEO
N4 Software Group
Andreas Lottes
Lead Automotive Products
N4
Faton Beqiraj
Project Manager
N4
13:55 – 14:15
Presentation
Connected – reality check of a buzzword
Michael Weitz
Manager Retail Operations Europe
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
14:20 – 14:40
Presentation
Increase efficiency and reduce costs: manufacturer-compliant, standardized service documentation with the TecRMI Service Book
Sebastian Ley
Sales Manager TecRMI
TecAlliance
14:45 – 15:05
Presentation
How platforms optimize processes in day-to-day business
Steffen Fritz
Managing Director
GETTYGO
Gregor Knosala
Management Spare Parts
GETTYGO
15:10 – 15:30
Presentation
B2B e-commerce in the automotive environment: quo vadis?
Gernot Leitner
Team Leader Master Data Management Information Technology
KTM
15:35 – 15:55
Break
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00
Panel discussion

B2B e-commerce of tomorrow: How innovative do we really are?

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ON-SITE EXPERTE WORKSHOPS – FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

KLEINER SAAL

AUTOMOTIVE

Parallel to our industrial presentations, in the morning we will guide you and your colleagues through a varied on-site programm, focusing on topics regarding the automotive sector.

09:30 – 10:00 DISCUSSION

The automotive aftermarket between crisis, daily business and innovation

10:00 – 10:45 WORKSHOP

Where is the journey heading? Challenges & Megatrends in the automotive aftermarket

10:45 – 11:25 NETWORKING BREAK

11:25 – 11:50 SHOWCASE

Master data management for the automotive aftermarket

INDUSTRY

Parallel to your automotive presentations, in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with your colleagues and our experts regarding industry topics.

13:10 – 13:35 DISCUSSION

The future is today: How the industry must prepare now for the challenges of tomorrow

13:35 – 14:25 SHOWCASE

More than a solution: the interaction between PIM, CPQ and 3D configuration

14:25 – 15:05 NETWORKING BREAK

15:05 – 15:25 PRESENTATION

Shit in, shit out: faulty data today = insufficient report tomorrow

15:25 – 15:45 PRESENTATION

Lifting hidden Big Data treasures from dormant data with AI

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