The Automotive Industry: Top Speakers & Sessions

October 17, 2019 | Celen Ebru Paytoncular

The automotive industry is set to undergo a radical transformation in the next ten years, with the introduction of robotics and automation, and the rise of electric vehicles. Hear from the top speakers in the industry at this year's European Women in Technology conference.


The automotive industry landscape is changing to become increasingly connected, automated and flexible, in response to increased customer expectations and demand. Hear first hand how automotive OEMs and their partners are increasing levels of connected mobility and stepping upward towards level 5 autonomy, whilst also moving towards a workplace that embraces diversity, professional development and growth.

It has been estimated that the global auto industry workforce will be reduced by at least half by 2030, as the use of robotics and automation in factories will rise exponentially and machines will become more heavily relied upon. The shift to electric vehicles will mean that smaller crews are required to assemble them, due to fewer parts and simpler drive trains.

European Women in Technology will feature many speakers from the automotive industry this year, with sessions covering topics such as 'Human Machine Interface in Automotive Manufacturing' and 'How to Solve Localization for Autonomous Driving'. See below our top six speakers for the automotive industry and the sessions they will be covering at this year's conference.

Top 6 Speakers:


Odgard Andersson

Odgard Andersson-3CDO @ Volvo Cars

Session: Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat on the Tech Landscape in Europe

Frida Nellros

fridanellrosHead of Connected Intelligence @ Scania

Session: Do I need a Data Scientist? 


Larissa Braun

larissabraunProject Management Strategy Development @ AUDI

Session: Innovation - Chance or Challenge?


Demet Karaali

Demet Karaali-1CIO @ Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans Turkey

Session: Urban Mobility, Transportation and Expanding Tech Infrastructure to Fit User Requirements

Eman Martin-Vignerte

Eman Martin-Vignerte-1External Affairs, Governmental and Political Relations - Region Great Britain Robert @ Bosch UK

Session: Human Machine Interface in Automotive Manufacturing: With the Driver in Mind

Mareike Ploog

Mareike Ploog-1Technical Product Analyst @ Autonomous Intelligent Driving

Session: Uncertainty is your Friend - How to Solve Localization for Autonomous Driving

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