Keynotes Speakers


NENAD IVEZIC (Principal Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

BIO: Dr. Ivezic serves as a principal investigator for advanced technologies in systems integration, standardization, and testing. Some of the recent projects he led include Supplier Discovery in Dynamically-Formed Supply Chains, Smart Manufacturing Reference Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architectures for Smart Manufacturing.

He has developed testing methods and standards for material replenishment and logistics processes at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). He is a two-time recipient (2006 and 2007) of the AIAG Outstanding Achievement Award. Nenad has been leading development of standards & testing methods at the Open Applications Group Inc.(OAGi).He is a recipient (2013) of the OAGi Outstanding Contributor Award.He is also a recipient of NIST Bronze Medal Award for a software tool that advances data standards to support advanced manufacturing.

Before joining NIST, he was a Senior Researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was awarded three patents for his work on advanced manufacturing methods. He graduated from University of Belgrade and received MS and PhD degrees in Computer Aided Engineering from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department of Carnegie Mellon University. 


GUY DOUMEINGTS (Emeritus Professor at Bordeuax University, France)

General Manager of INTEROP-VLAB, International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability

BIO: Guy DOUMEINGTS is Emeritus Professor of Bordeaux University in which he has developed his career after an initial period as Engineer in Aerospace industry. He belongs to the Laboratory IMS. He is specialist in Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Interoperability, Enterprise Systems Applications, Performance Indicators Systems and one of the authors of the GRAI Methodology. 

He is the former President of the Technical Committee N°5 "Information Technology Applications" of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and the creator of the Working Group 5.8 “Enterprise Interoperability”. He published more than 300 papers in his competence domains and managed more than 30 research and industrial projects.

Presently, Guy Doumeingts is General Manager of INTEROP-VLab aisbl, the International Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability with 56 partners and 200 researchers and Engineers located in 11 countries in Europe and in China.


FRANCISCO DUARTE (Coordinator of Industry 4.0 for Bosch entities in Spain and Portugal - ‎Bosch Group Spain and Portugal)

BIO:  Francisco Duarte holds a PhD degree from U. Minho in Software Engineering/Information Systems, and a DEng  and a MSc in Informatics, also from U.Minho.

Currently, he is the coordinator for Industry 4.0 at Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal (Braga) and also for all Bosch entities in Portugal and Spain.

He is the representative of Bosch in the strategic committee of “Indústria 4.0” initiative by the Portuguese government. He is a member of the directive board of the PhD programme in Advanced Engineering Systems for Industry. Since 12 years, he is an invited professor at U. Minho with teaching responsibilities in software development and software development processes. In the past, he was responsible for information systems management, software development, automotive customer assistance, warranty laboratories, audits, project management, and lean manufacturing.


ROBERT BIERWOLF (IEEE Senior member, TEMS AdCom member)

BIO: Robert is VP Conferences for IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society (TEMS). And Chair for the IEEE TEMS Benelux Section Chapter as well as member of other bodies such as IPMA, INCOSE, KIVI, KNVI.

Robert has some thirty years of experience in providing professional interim-, program- and project management services to typical large client organizations (e.g. KPN, Cincinnati Bell, Philips) in various sectors (e.g. Public, Telecom, Automotive, Infra) and is founder of MBBI bv. Currently, Robert is pursuing a PhD around the theme of “Towards Project Management 2030”.











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