14–16 September 2021
Virtual Congress

Keynote Speakers

14 September 2021 (Tuesday)

Thomas Schäfer (bio)
Chairman of the Board at ŠKODA AUTO a.s.
(since August 2020)

NEXT LEVEL ŠKODA 2030: Transformation of a Traditional Brand

Stephan Neugebauer (bio)
European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), Chairman BMW AG, Director

The way to carbon-neutral Road Transport – a long-term race over three decades!

Christoph Hartung (bio)
Chairman of the Board of Management of ETAS GmbH

Software-defined vehicle


15 September 2021 (Wednesday)

Iakovos Papadimitriou (bio)
Vice President of Technology at Gamma Technologies LLC

Outlook for Electrified Vehicles and for the Role of Simulation in their Development

Jost Bernasch (bio)
CEO, Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

From crude data to valuable decisions – game changers for future mobility

Simon Edwards (bio)
Global Director of Technology, Ricardo GmbH

New Mobility Concepts based on the Connectivity and Digitalisation of our Future Vehicles


16 September 2021 (Thursday)

Martin Hrdlička (bio)
Head of Chassis & Powertrain Development

ŠKODA’s tradition and its development outside of the European Union from the perspective of powertrain

Christof Schernus (bio)
European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA), President; Vice President R&I, FEV Europe GmbH

European research collaboration to fulfil the future safety and environmental objectives for mobility

Patrick Fruth (bio)
CEO in TÜV SÜD Division Mobility

Challenges along the lifecycle of future mobility concepts