Key Notes

EuroSPI² 2017 Key Notes

Martin Becker
Volkswagen, Leader of Software Quality, Germany
SQIL - SW Quality Improvement Leadership Program at Volkswagen

Room: C3  Chair: R. Messnarz

Thursday, 7.9.2017, 09.00 - 10.00

Looking through the eyes of Volkswagen - the software quality perspective

One of the biggest car makers of the world, Volkswagen knows that the future of mobility is grounded on software. That's why Volkswagen initiated 3 years ago an initative to support his suppliers by qualifying experts for the role of SQIL (software quality improvement leader). The SQIL program is not limited to consultants but also includes multipliers like development process and quality assurance engineers from suppliers. The qualification program is based on the intacs scheme for Automotive SPICE assessors. In the SQIL workshop we share our best practices for Automotive SPICE assessments and give insights to the processes relevant for the cooporation with suppliers. Martin is one of the inventors of the SQIL idea and also member of the VDA group working on the Automotive SPICE interpretation guideline. Thus he will present the future of the SQIL programme regarding the upcoming changes inside and outside of Volkswagen.

Curriculum vitae:

Martin Becker has studied Computer Engineering in Berlin and has more than 15 years of experience in developing software-centric automotive systems at different OEMs and suppliers.
•        He is an intacs™ certified Principal assessor and has already performed countless assessments for the Volkswagen Group all over the world.
•        He has also expanded his expertise to Functional Safety and is member of the German National Body on ISO 26262.
•        In addition, he is also a member of the VDA working group 13 "Process Assessments", currently working on the interpretation guideline for AutomotiveSPICE v3.
After many years of assessing suppliers, since last year his attention was lead to internal development processes at the Volkswagen Group. He is now the team leader for software quality processes and methods within the quality assurance department of the Volkswagen Group.

Ronald Bieber & Klaus Höckner
Austrian Computer Society, Vienna, Austria & Austrian Association supporting the blind and visually
impaired, Vienna, Austria
Accessiblity in ICT - a need for an ecosystem


Room: C3  Chair: G. Sauberer

Thursday, 7.9.2017, 14.15 - 15.00


On referring to the global trend of introducing Accessiblity in all fields of ICT, we see the necessity to mainstream the topic of Accessiblity. Principles and guidelines have to be implemented from the very beginning and all relevant stakeholders in the society have to participate to bring theses principles to education as well as to practice. We want to show how the Austrian Computer Society can contribute to this goal and and by which means we can do this.

Curriculum vitae:

Ronald Bieber is since 2011  General Secretary of the Austrian Computer Society. He studied Technical Physics at the University of Technology in Vienna. He did his PhD at one of the Joint Research Centers of the European Union.  After a  Postdoc position at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands, he moved to project management. First he was responsible for the German branch of the ESA satellite Herschel before switching to Telecommunication and becoming project manager at Siemens for CEE projects.

Klaus Höckner, born 1966 in Austria, married (2 daughters), is member of  the board of the Austrian Association Supporting the Blind and Visually Impaired (Hillfsgemeinschaft) based in Vienna. Having more than 4300 member, the Hilfsgemeinschaft is the leading organisation representing and helping visually impaired persons in Austria. Klaus has been working for more then 12 years in the field of Accessiblity, especially regarding to ICT and is member of various working groups as well as participating in many conferences and projects in this context on an european and national level.

Petr Dolejsi
ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association
Gear 2030 - Boosting competitiveness and growth in the European Automobile Sector

Room: Dolni Oblast Vitkovice, Social Event  Chair: Jakub & Svatopluk Stolfa

Thursday, 7.9.2017, 20.30, Dinner Key Note at Vitkovice



Cars of the future (ADAS – Autonomous self-driving assistant) will need to cover a number of new standards for mechatronic design and networking of the car in the cloud. This includes job roles for ISO 26262, IEC 61508 (functional safety), SAE J3061 (cybersecurity), etc. For instance, a car driving on a street will exchange information with neighbouring cars and learn the right steering angle, speed, etc. while the driver is using the car like a work place. Manufacturers plan to produce from 2030 only cars which have such a self-driving function incorporated. The design of new electric cars will require new infrastructures, new energy management, new battery concepts, and also new materials design (light eight and still resistant), and the job role pool will include these key skills as well. The production of cars will be with connected plants, robots to be programmed, and central production servers to coordinate the industry 4.0 type of production virtually across the world. And the new cybersecurity norm SAE J3061 will develop further in the next years because by moving the cars to the cloud and the production to industry 4.0 leaves Europe's industry vulnerable to attacks if this is not handled. Also the medical systems move towards an IoT (Internet of Things) approach where people receive implants which read out the data and transport them to the mobile which forwards the data to a medical service in the cloud where data are used by states and hospitals.
The Gear 2030 initiative includes the European Automotive manufacturer association, the European Automotive supplier association, key players in Automotive education to develop the skills needed for future dependent vehicles in a complex eco system and environment as outlined in Fig1. However, Gear 2030 extends the scope with material design (in future light-weight materials are needed), energy management (new battery designs, new industry 4.0 networked production design, etc.) and so forth.


Curriculum vitae:

Petr Dolejsi was born in 1977 in Prague. He has graduated PhD. in Economics and Social policy at the University of Economics in Prague, following the Masters´ degree in Economics and Reginal policy. He also passed several courses and stages, including scholarhip at the Universite Cathollique du Louvain in Belgium.

He has started his career within the public services on different, leaving the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic at the Head of Unit post to Permanent representation in Brussels in 2004. He became member of the Presidency team in 2009 chairing the Competitiveness and Growth working party of the Council. In 2010 he joined ACEA and became a Director for Mobility and Sustainable transport, with a specific focus on CO2 policy, industrial policy and alternative powertrains.

Mgr. Zdenìk PETZL, LL.M.
Czech Automotive Industry Association
Emerging Challenges of the Automotive Industry

Room: C3  Chair: Jakub and Svatopluk Stolfa

Friday, 8.9.2017, 15.00-15.15

Mr. Zdenik is the Secretary General of the Czech Automotive industry Association and he will give us his views on the future emerging developments that will impact future research, engineering and developments in Automotive industry. Since Automotive industry is the largest employer in Europe this will impact all future improvement and innovation initiatives and EuroSPI thematic topics.

Jorn Johansen
Whitebox, Denmark
The Story of the Improvability Book

Room: C3  Chair: Thomas Wegner

Friday, 8.9.2017, 15.15-15.45

Jorn Johansen is an author of the ISO33014 – Guideline for Process Improvement. Jorn has more than 30 years industry experience and formed the company Whitebox and an Improvability Institute  (before he was many years manager at DELTA) in 2015. The Improvability method helps to establish the right improvement strategy in a company and he will tell the story of the Improvability book.