Key Notes

EuroSPI² 2018 Key Notes

Petr Dolejsi
ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association
DRIVES - The Strategic EU Blueprint Project for Automotive, ACEA




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.




Xabier Larrucea
Tecnalia, Spain

Cyber risks and GDPR implications in an eHealth domain: a case study


Abstract:  Healthcare systems have been improved in order to provide support to cross border situations where one citizen from one country travels to another country and requires the use of their health records. Several initiatives have been carried out to tackle this problem. This is the case for the OpenNCP which is supported by the European Commission it provides a common infrastructure to connect different national Healthcare systems. This kind of systems requires not only a vulnerability based analysis of this infrastructure, but also an analysis of the recently released General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Curriculum vitae:  Xabier Larrucea (xabier.larrucea[at] is a project leader at Tecnalia with a broad experience developing different kind of projects related to software engineering. In addition, he is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Basque Country. Xabier has participated and leaded several European research projects in a wide range of software engineering topics such as cloud based systems (SOA), embedded systems, software process engineering, model-driven architecture/development/engineering and quality management. Concerning his qualifications, he obtained a computer engineering degree and a PhD in software engineering from the University of the Basque Country. He completed his qualifications with an Executive MBA (Master in Business Administration). He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP- 1269756). He is IEEE senior member, and he is part of the IEEE Software Board. Currently, he is serving as IEEE Software Constituency Ambassador for Spain and Latin America. He is editor of the IET Software Board.



Martin Neumann
Rheinmetall Automotive AG, Germany
Implementation of Technology Strategy Planning and Innovation Management at Rheinmetall Automotive to Face Future Mobility Challenges

Abstract: In the coming decades, the radical transformation of mobility needs–mainly driven by the world's demographic changes, environmental influences, resource availability and regulation standards–call for fresh  ideas in the mobility sector, leading to modified or completely new vehicle architectures and mobility solutions. In order to be prepared for these changing market conditions, global tier-one suppliers to the automotive industry like Rheinmetall Automotive AG have to operate within a selection of promising and economically interesting technology fields with the target to occupy these areas in a timely manner. This key note presents Rheinmetall Automotive’s overall management approach to defining a technology strategy and to implementing it in the existing organizational environment. Their Technological Direction Development Process (TDDP) is embedded in the entire innovation process of Rheinmetall Automotive and facilitates the modern paradigm of Open Innovation. Examples from the practice will show Rheinmetall Automotive’s activities concerning technology strategy and innovation management to shape the future of mobility.

Curriculum vitae: Martin Neumann is responsible for technology foresight and innovation management within the central research and technology department of Rheinmetall Automotive AG. He has been working for the group and its subsidiaries in the fields of market research, technology strategy and innovation management since 2004. Alongside his professional career, he received his doctorate from Grenoble Alps University with a thesis about the creation of an ideation reference process model for the early phase of innovation. He has professional experience in marketing, consulting and market research, and is an ECQA Certified Innovation Manager.