CONTACT Open World 2019

Energizing your digital business



The Open World are 2 days of inspiration, getting to know each other, reunion and exchange in the Energizer community.
You are cordially invited to get to know the most inspiring aspects of Digital Transformation.

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Peter Bilello
President, CIMdata

Beyond PLM? The Future of PLM Platforms

The development and complete lifecycle management of complex, smart-connected products demand open and modular digital platforms that can be extended and scaled as business requirements evolve. The era of end-to-end business platform enablement is upon us. The shift towards enabling robust and resilient business platforms requires a fundamental change. Industrial companies who wish to implement enterprise business platforms now or in the future must rethink their PLM solution set strategy, and how they identify, assess, and deploy enabling solutions. They must identify and adhere to standards and the openness of interfaces that permit their chosen solutions to be adaptable, maintainable, extensible, scalable, compatible, stable, and reliable over multiple upgrade cycles. Learn more about this major industry development and what characteristics best describe a future proof digital platform.

Frédéric Debiens
Program Manager, IoT & Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation

Building the Internet of Things at Eclipse Through Open Source

CONTACT Software is an active member of the IoT working group at the Eclipse Foundation. But what does that mean exactly? In this session, you will discover what are open source software, the Eclipse Foundation and the Internet of Things. You will also learn how CONTACT and the other members of the Eclipse community leverage all three to deliver value to their customers and to society.

Thomas Dickopf, Christian Muggeo
CONTACT Software

MBSE and Closed-Loop Systems Engineering to support the entire product lifecycle

The complexity of today's products is increasing, as are the dependencies between the tasks of the various engineering disciplines.

New methods are required to do meet these requirements. Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) is one of them.

The presentation shows how MBSE models can be used to support modern product development. And how do these models help to "close the gaps" between the individual phases of product development?

Udo Göbel
CONTACT Software

Data Analytics in Practice

Concrete limitations and assessments are given as to what AI is, what it can do and what belongs more to the hype. A practical example illustrates the procedure in AI projects. The services offered by CONTACT Software in this area are presented.

David Gram
LEGO Ventures, Diplomatic Rebels

Diplomatic Rebels – Radical Innovation Through Intrapreneurship

The world is changing. Exponentially. Companies and industries face a climate of radical change and potential disruption. To be successful in the future, companies will need to build the capability to constantly experiment with future customer offerings in close collaboration with users and external partners.

David Gram, Venture Partner at LEGO Ventures and Co-Founder of Diplomatic Rebels will share his hard-learned lessons from tackling disruptions, building world class innovation capabilities and balancing the disruptive forces of innovation with a clear understanding and care for the past - or as he calls it being a Diplomatic Rebel.

Michael Krause
Director, ISKO engineers

Embedded SPDM - the best of two worlds!

Today simulation is the absolute benchmark for timely & digitized product development. Simulation is synonymous for many aspects of the virtual property and function validation of a product. But simulation "ticks" differently! The reasons are manifold. They range from employee acceptance to the handling of large amounts of data, a wide range of software and resource-intensive calculations.

These aspects have to be considered when developing a SDM solution. At the same time, the consistency & efficiency of the product development process (PEP) must be ensured. Usecases in SIMuSPACE 3.0 illustrate the benefits of simulation-specific requirements (adaptability, usability, openness for 3rd party products) and the embedding in the PEP.

Harald Kurz
Manager Virtual Engineering, MANN+HUMMEL

Operational excellence in transition - agile project methods flexibly integrated into the waterfall principle

Highly competitive markets require operational excellence to continue to grow profitably. In addition, these markets are changing noticeably due to ever-shorter development cycles, growing requirements and short-term change requests. On the one hand, projects must still be reliably planned, on the other hand, flexible responses to uncertain requirements and short-term changes are needed. Established methods are questioned and combined with new, agile methods such as Shop Floor Management, Scrum and Kanban. We present the challenges a company like Mann+Hummel faces and how it effectively integrates the different approaches in order to shape its change.

Frank Patz-Brockmann
Director Software Development, CONTACT Software

PLM and more: CONTACT's Technology Roadmap around the Elements Platform and the Virtual Product

Get to know the latest modules and improvements of the CONTACT Elements technology platform and take an exclusive look at the CONTACT Elements Roadmap.

Regine Wolters, Stephanie Uding
CONTACT Software & Weidmüller Interface

Environment, health and safety: EHS data in PLM systems - practical example & implementation notes

RoHS, REACH and WEEE are only some of the legal requirements in the area of EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) that are related to product data.

The EHS component is a flexibly extensible solution that can be used to gradually increase the depth of data. A major advantage is the linking of the product data with each other in order to arrive a targeted, risk-based and systematic compliance statement. In addition to the practical example, the audience will also receive valuable tips & hints on implementation.

Karl Heinz Zachries
CONTACT Software

CONTACT Software - Company Roadmap

Markets and products are under the sign of digital transformation. Companies expect methods and tools that help to actively shape this change. How does CONTACT position itself for this and expand its offer? Founder and Managing Director Karl Heinz Zachries presents the positioning and strategies of the company.

The complete speakers list can be found in the agenda.


subject to alterations

  1. Welcome
  2. CONTACT Software - Company Roadmap
    • Karl Heinz Zachries
      CONTACT Software
  3. Presentation of the CDB User Group
    • Friedemann Schmieg
      ACPS Automotive
  4. Coffee Break
  5. Partners introduce themselves
    • Michael Murgai
      All Partners
  6. Basecamps - Highlights of the Demopoints and Expo
  7. Lunch Break
  8. CIM Database PLM: Highlights of the current release and roadmap
    • Dr. Patrick Müller
      CONTACT Software
  9. Industry 4.0 – Digital Business Models within Customer Service accelerated by Digital Twins of the Product
    • Claus Rissing
  10. Data Analytics in Practice
    • Dr. Udo Göbel
      CONTACT Software
  11. Environment, health and safety: EHS data in PLM systems - practical example & implementation notes
    • Stephanie Uding, Dr. Regine Wolters
      Weidmüller Interface, CONTACT Software
  12. Open & Flexible Architecture - Basis for Successful IoT Projects
    • Robert Andres
      Eurotech Group
  13. CONTACT Elements goes DevOps: better integration of development and system operation
    • Waleri Enns
      CONTACT Software
  14. Coffee Break
  15. DMU automation in the PLM process: integration of invenio VT with CONTACT Elements
    • Marco Santruschek, Dr. Patrick Müller
      invenio Virtual Technologies, CONTACT Software
  16. ALOHA – CONTACT's new customer and partner portal
    • Stefan Gregorzik
      CONTACT Software
  17. Innovative methods for cooperation between design and manufacturing using PLM
    • Carsten Seybold
  18. Be Part of Designing the Elements User Experience
    • Anica Kleinjan, Dr. Benjamin Walther-Franks
      CONTACT Software
  19. Agile and user-centric: How Project Office evolves
    • Udo Leischner
      CONTACT Software
  20. IoT Practice: The MIXACO Control Center based on CONTACT Elements for IoT
    • Matthias Tölle
      MIXACO Maschinenbau
  21. PLM in plant construction: practical experience and implementation of an industry solution
    • Dr. Michael Muschiol, Dr. Patrick Müller
      CONTACT Software
  22. Panel Discussion: The Opportunities of Digital Transformation – Companies are positioning themselves for the future
    • Moderated by Rolf Stübbe
      CONTACT Software
  23. Diplomatic Rebels – Radical Innovation through Intrapreneurship
    • David Gram
      LEGO Ventures, Diplomatic Rebels
  24. Get Together, Discussion & Drinks
  25. Start of the evening event (departure of the buses)
  1. PLM and more: CONTACT's Technology Roadmap around the Elements Platform and the Virtual Product
    • Frank Patz-Brockmann
      CONTACT Software
  2. Acceleration of customer request processing through digital processes and systematic Product Information Management (PIM)
    • Dr. Martin Dräxler
      Weidmüller Interface
  3. IoT Practice: Mobile data acquisition and digital condition monitoring for construction site infrastructure
    • Jan Loddenkemper, André Vermeulen
      VERO Digital Solutions Europe
  4. Industry 4.0 based on data for simulation, predictive maintenance and artificial intelligence
    • Thomas Lantermann
      Mitsubishi Electric Europe
  5. MBSE and Closed-Loop Systems Engineering to support the entire product lifecycle
    • Thomas Dickopf, Christian Muggeo
      CONTACT Software
  6. Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC): An introduction to open standards for integrating ALM and PLM tools
    • Axel Reichwein
  7. Lifecycle Monitoring – Application of Industry 4.0 technologies for the implementation of Smart Maintenance in production industry
    • Claudio Geisert, Ian Altmann
      Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik IPK, CONTACT Software
  8. Global Project Support for International Customers
    • Subhasis Panda, Kandhasami Palaniappan
      Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
  9. Closed-loop engineering for agile reconfiguration in plant construction
    • Janek Bender
      FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
  10. PLM Cloud – The agile product development solution
    • Dr. Karl-Heinz Hierholz
      T-Systems International
  11. CONTACT Elements for IoT: Highlights of the current release and roadmap
    • Stefan Gregorzik
      CONTACT Software
  12. Coffee Break
  13. CONTACT Workspaces: Current Innovations and next Generation Workspaces 4
    • Thomas König, Kai Ruhsert
      CONTACT Software
  14. How Bosch deploys CONTACT Elements for IoT to leverage its technology and service offerings
    • Subhasis Panda, Kandhasami Palaniappan
      Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
  15. Building the Internet of Things at Eclipse Through Open Source
    • Frédéric Desbiens
      Eclipse Foundation
  16. Agile Project Management in Practice – Operational Excellence in Change
    • Harald Kurz
  17. Embedded Simulation, Process and Data Management (SPDM) - The optimal integration of simulation into the PEP
    • Michael Krause
      ISKO engineers
  18. CONTACT Elements APIs: Develop your own applications quickly and reliably
    • Jörg Kollmann, Guido Weber
      CONTACT Software
  19. Special: IoT Lab – Live and Hands-On try out IoT yourself
    • Andreas Saum
      CONTACT Software
  20. Beyond PLM? The Future of PLM Platforms
    • Peter A. Bilello
  21. Goodbye
  22. Lunch Snack, Get Together & Discussion



INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort Munich
Andreas-Danzer-Weg 1, 85716 Unterschleißheim, Germany
T. +49 (0) 89 999560

In the event hotel, rooms are available for participants of the Open World at special conditions under the keyword "CONTACT Software".


The participation fee of 590,-€ (plus VAT) includes

  •     the 2-day congress programme incl. catering
  •     the visit of the Partner Expo
  •     the Face-2-Face-Business-Meetings
  •     the Get Together on 25 June
  •     the evening event on 26 June
  •     the conference documents

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