Automotive Track

ESI partners with industry leaders in leveraging advanced digital technologies to achieve these bold Mission Zero goals. How so? Witness how automakers have started pivoting away from single-point numerical simulation to 100% Virtual Prototyping: they design, engineer, manufacture, assemble and test a new vehicle concept fully virtually – reducing scrap and emissions while introducing more agile and safe operations with a strong focus on the well-being of humans. Getting sustainable practices right, virtually, is the only way forward.

         Highlights include : 

  • Insight from industry leaders on how they embrace digital transformation to reach energy management targets and maximum range without sacrificing comfort, safety, or cost 
  • Expert panel discussions with peers in the Automotive industry ​on the driving forces impacting the future of mobility and our daily lives 
  • Industry presentations sharing best practices and innovative solutions ​for Battery Design Optimization, Range & Energy Management, Manufacturing Processes, Lightweighting 
  • Live demonstration on human-centric product and process validation to predict and mitigate risk, to assure on-time delivery, optimal performance, and a safe work environment with advanced Virtual Reality 

Speakers & Panelists

Alan Banks

Innovation & Industrial Engagement Supervisor, Ford Motor Company

Cathleen Sudau

Manager Sustainability Services, Deloitte

Marcus Götz

Partner Risk Advisory, Deloitte


1:45pm - Opening Welcome

2:00 - 2:45pm - Thought Leadership Panel

2:45 - 3:00pm - Digital Networking & Live VR Demo

3:00 - 3:15pm - Sustainability Trends in the Automotive Industry - Deloitte

3:15 - 3:30pm - Lightweighting through Multi-Material Joining & Assembly - Ford

3:30 - 3:45 - Sustainability with zero physical prototype & heuristic topology optimization - University Wuppertal

3:45 - 4:00pm - Speaker to be announced...

4:00 - 4:45pm - Roundtable / Q&A

4:45 - 5:05pm - Closing Discussion

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