Dr. Volkmar Denner and the most influential leaders in the industry come together at Bosch ConnectedWorld, Bosch’s annual Internet of Things conference and exhibition. Featuring inspirational keynotes and best-practice presentations by experts, as well as demos, interviews, and panel discussions, Bosch ConnectedWorld will show you what it takes to launch your digital industrial business or grow it further.

Day 1

Wednesday, March 15

08:00 – 09:30 | EXHIBITION AREA

Registration & Exhibition

09:30 – 11:00 | GRAND STAGE

Key technology drivers in the IoT

Dr. Volkmar Denner

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Timotheus Höttges

CEO, Deutsche Telekom
11:00 – 11:30 | EXHIBITION AREA

Break & Exhibition

11:30 – 13:15 | BREAKOUT STAGES

Parallel Breakout Sessions

Connected agriculture concepts include tracking, tracing, and managing agricultural fleets; predictive maintenance and analytics; interpretation of sensor data; and robotics. The goal is to increase precision and eliminate the guesswork of farming, both today and in the future.

The future of precision farming

Dr. Carsten Hoff

CEO, Claas E-Systems
Session Keynote

Connecting your farm

Matt Rushing

VP, Product Management, Global ATS and EFG, AGCO Corporation

How sensor technology is taking the guesswork out of growing

Ros Harvey

CEO, The Yield

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics reach the field

Prof. Amos Albert

CEO, Bosch Deepfield Robotics

Anton Beer

Head of Marketing Commercial Vehicle and Off-Road, Bosch
Session Chair & Moderator

The IoT is revolutionizing logistics and supply chain management, enabling transparency and efficiency of all operations inside and outside your plant. It changes the way you will liaise with your customers and suppliers while saving on costs and resources and increasing quality and reliability.

Strategies for connected logistics and supply chain

Matthias Huelsmann

VP, Commercial Plant Manager, Bosch
Session Keynote

Digitalizing the supply chain: Connected railway transport control

Dr. Jan Kurt Walter Sandler

Head of New Market Development, Performance Materials Europe, BASF

How to manage the complexity of Logistics 4.0

Astrid-Karoline Lamm

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Andreas Müller

VP, Connected Supply Chain, Bosch
Session Chair & Moderator

The IoT enables business-transforming products and customer services while placing various demands on the cloud, middleware, and security. Best-practice examples show how to successfully, reliably, and securely connect your products and services and scale them to your growing business.

HUK-Coburg – Usage-based insurance enabled by the Bosch IoT Cloud

Harald Dischner

CTO, HUK-Coburg
Session Keynote

Bosch IoT solutions in the AWS Cloud

Constantin Gonzalez

Principal Solutions Architect, ‎Amazon Web Services

IoT meets filtration technology

Nicolas Payen

Director, Internet of Things Lab, MANN+HUMMEL

Eclipse IoT: Open collaboration

Mike Milinkovich

Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation

Intrusion detection and prevention for connected products

Jan Holle

Product Manager, ESCRYPT

Todd Holmquist-Sutherland

Chief Product Manager, IoT Cloud Services, Bosch Software Innovations
Session Chair & Moderator

13:15 – 14:45 | EXHIBITION AREA

Lunch & Exhibition

14:45 – 16:30 | BREAKOUT STAGES

Parallel Breakout Sessions

Perceiving and adapting to the environment, understanding human speech, being capable of solving problems and managing complex situations – AI has shifted from science fiction to reality. What is possible today and in the future? Which technologies and systems are available?

Welcome to the world of AI

Christoph Auer-Welsbach

IBM Watson Partner Innovation, IBM
Session Keynote

Enabling smarter, connected, and differentiated systems and networks

Phil James-Roxby

Principal Engineer, Xilinx

Dealing with the massive data volumes for AI

Hauke Schmidt

Global Head, Bosch

What links brains, worms, and parallel processors for AI?

Nigel Toon


Panel discussion

Alexy Khrabrov

Chief Scientist,

Lothar Baum

Project Director, AI, Bosch
Session Chair & Moderator

By blending the real and the virtual worlds of production via the internet, the IoT makes it possible to connect all parts of the manufacturing process: machines, products, systems, and people. Learn about best practice in connected manufacturing with examples from Bosch customers and Bosch itself.

Industry 4.0 at the Buhler Group

Calvin Grieder

Chairman, Buhler Group
Session Keynote

The seven success factors for Industry 4.0

Dr. Stefan Assmann

VP, Connected Industry, Bosch

Industry 4.0 will be achieved only through collaboration

Marc Hutchinson

Europe CEO, GE

Best practice presentations
Best practice: Connected packaging lines from design to delivery

John Perkins

VP, Global Systems, WestRock

Philippe Bartissol

VP, Industrial Equipment Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Steffen Winkler

VP, Sales Factory Automation, Bosch Rexroth

Panel Discussion
Connected manufacturing beyond connecting devices

Calvin Grieder
Dr. Stefan Assmann
Marc Hutchinson
Manuel Grenacher

CEO, Coresystems

Marco Lang

VP, Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations
Session Chair & Moderator

LoRaWAN™ is a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery-operated things in a regional, national, or global network. LoRaWAN targets key requirements of the Internet of Things, such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility, and localization services.

LPWAN networks – are they here to stay?

Jaap Groot

Board of Management, LoRa Alliance, Semtech
Session Keynote

Operators of three currently available LPWAN’s, their sweet spots and why they are here to stay

1. Introducing Sigfox

Enrique Zorzano

CEO, Narrownet, Sigfox

2. Introducing Ingenu

John Horn

CEO, Ingenu

3. Introducing Orange

Luc Bretones

Executive VP, Orange Technocenter, Orange

Expert round on eco system building blocks

Modules as optimum building blocks

Samir Shennaoui

Product Marketing Manager, Murata

Carrier-grade gateways affordable for LPWAN network operators

Patrick Grossetete

Product Management, Cisco

Scalable backend (OSS/BSS) designed for the IoT

Marcus Welena

CEO, Digimondo

Panel discussion

Enrique Zorzano
John Horn
Luc Bretones
Samir Shennaoui
Patrick Grossetete
Marcus Welena

Jaap Groot

Board of Management, LoRa Alliance, Semtech
Session Chair & Moderator

16:30 – 17:00 | EXHIBITION AREA

Break & Exhibition

17:00 – 18:15 | GRAND STAGE


Bernd Leukert

Executive Board, ‎SAP

Prof. Ulrich Weinberg

HPI School of Design Thinking, Hasso Plattner Institut

Uwe Raschke

Member of the Board of Management, Bosch


Networking party

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In March 2016 more than 1,000 participants listened to 72 speakers at the Bosch ConnectedWorld 2016 in Berlin. Watch some of the conference highlights!

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