Senior Manager Healthcare Community Engagement, GS1
After 8 years working in the fight against illicit trade at the World Customs Organisation and Cotecna Inspection, Sophie has joined GS1 Healthcare since 2017 to lead the Solution partners global initiative as well as the Business development.
She is also in charge of strengthening the relationship within the GS1 Healthcare community and developing strategic partnerships with other international organisations.
Advocating GS1 standards and global harmonisation around the world, Sophie is an active contributor of the IMPACCT group working on the topic of importation of medicine and medical equipment during disease outbreaks.
Global VP of Industrial Manufacturing, Mendix
Raffaello Lepratti is Global Vice President of Industrial Manufacturing at Mendix, a Siemens business, and a global leader in enterprise low-code application development platform. Raffaello has been with Siemens since 2005 in different roles and countries, helping bring digitalization to manufacturing. He holds a degree in electrical engineering, as well as a PhD in Advanced Human-Machine Collaboration. Over the years, he also worked on several international research projects, is the author of books and scientific papers, and is co-owner of several patents. From 2016 to 2021, he was member of MESA’s international board of directors.
CIO, Alter Pharma
Juan Chia is a Senior IT Executive with 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and clinical research industries, where he has translated business requirements into IT solutions, defined priorities and streamlined management structures. He is accountable for the operational availability of regulated and non-regulated IT systems used by internal staff and sponsors of Alter Pharma.
Specialties of Juan’s include digitalisation and constant process improvement which he achieves due to deep operational knowledge combined with systems implementation capabilities.
Head of Industry 4.0 Center EMEA & India, SAP
Matthias Deindl is an Industry 4.0 and IoT enthusiast with more than ten years of work and leadership experience in dynamic environments with interdisciplinary teams. He is currently responsible for the Industry 4.0 Center activities in EMEA & India, aiming at accelerating the Industry 4.0 journey of customers in process and discrete industries. Before SAP, Matthias worked at Bosch as a Group Leader and Product Owner in a Corporate IoT Startup as well as an Innovation Manager in Corporate Logistics. Prior to that, he was a Project Lead and Head of Department in R&D at RWTH Aachen.
In numerous consulting pilot and rollout projects, Matthias has acquired domain knowledge in various industries such as automotive, aviation, pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, and logistics.
Matthias holds a Diplom in industrial engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen.
President & Managing Director, Engineering USA
Ettore is President of Engineering USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the Engineering Group, as well as the head of the global organization’s Industries eXcellence Global division. Under Ettore’s lead, Engineering USA has become a market leader in digital transformation solutions across many manufacturing sectors. His North American success and vision to build the only company in the world specialized and able to deliver all the solutions, services and industry expertise needed to help enterprises achieve Industry 4.0 were the driving forces behind the launch of the Engineering Group’s Industries eXcellence Global division, which he now leads into the future.
Ettore holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Universita’ degli Studi di Genova and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Managing Director, Europe, Movilitas
Stefan is a hands-on strategic business leader with international experience in sales, marketing and professional services. He spend the last 20 years within IT with a recent focus on processes, services and technologies around Serialization and Track & Trace.
Prior to Movilitas, Stefan was responsible for major Track & Trace initiatives at SAP while during his career at Movilitas he established Movilitas as the global market leader in the space of SAP Track & Trace. In his current role Stefan is the Managing Director of Movilitas Europe managing the offices in Germany, UK, Belgium and France. Additionally, he oversees all expansion activities into Asia.
With a strong current focus on Digital Supply Chain, Stefan works closely with the operational leads of the Movilitas business units (Track & Trace, Digital Manufacturing, Asset Management and Warehouse & Logistics) delivering transformative solutions and opportunities, guiding Movilitas’ customers on their journey to connected insights.
Sales Director, Europe, Movilitas
Marco Steinkamp studied Logistics at the Fontys University of Applied Science in Venlo (NL). In 2005, he joined British American Tobacco (BAT). During his 10+ years with BAT, he held several positions and was a member of BAT’s local and later also global supply chain organization.
For more than four years, he also supported BAT’s Global Track and Trace Program as senior project manager in the logistics as well as manufacturing environment. With this end-to-end supply chain track and trace experience and expertise, he joined Movilitas as the European Sales Director for Track and Trace in May 2015. After moving into the role of the Global Sales Director for Track and Trace in 2017, Marco Steinkamp became European Sales Director in December 2019.
Global Director of Simulation & Digital Twin, Industries eXcellence Global - Engineering Group
With over 15 years of experience in the business analytics space, Luigi has held a number of different technical and management roles across various industrial sectors, including in Aerospace, Pharmaceuticals and Transportation.
Using his engineering background and entrepreneurial spirit, he co-founded a consulting startup specialized in challenging business complexity by leveraging cutting-edge simulation modeling techniques as a distinctive factor. The company was later merged into the Engineering Group, and Luigi is now leading a team of experts in business process analysis, simulation modeling and machine learning initiatives.
He is passionate about guiding organizations in their journey towards the successful adoption of Digital Twin concepts.