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Efe EGBORGE

Global EHS Manager, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Efe EGBORGE

Global EHS Manager, No...

Efe EGBORGE

Global EHS Manager, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

Efe EGBORGE

Global EHS Manager, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine

As Global EHS Manager at Northrop Grunman Sperry Marine, Efe ensures EHS risk minimisation, compliance and continuous improvements through the implementation of strategic plans that consider the external business environment and organisation's capabilities. She previously worked in the Oil and Gas / Subsea Engineering, Aviation and Chemical Manufacturing industries. Efe applies lean manufacturing principles to bring about effective change management, cost saving and efficiency in operations.

Efe is NEBOSH certified in Fire Safety and Occupational Health and Safety and a qualified QMS / EMS Lead Auditor. She graduated with a Masters degree in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University College London (UCL) and is currently undertaking an MBA programme in Strategic Leadership at the University of Portsmouth, where she is conducting research into business strategy, innovation, organisational change and people management.

Thomas Bielefeld

Senior Expert Additive Manufacturing, Premium AEROTEC

Dr. Thomas Bielefeld

Senior Expe...

Thomas Bielefeld

Senior Expert Additive Manufacturing, Premium AEROTEC

Dr. Thomas Bielefeld

Senior Expert Additive Manufacturing, Premium AEROTEC

In 1993 he started his professional career as research engineer at the LEIBNIZ Institute for Material-Oriented Technologies (IWT). He managed national and international research projects and headed an engineering team focussed on process innovation and process chain reductions. After an outstanding PhD on short-time metallurgical effects in metals Thomas was awarded the international CIRP Taylor Medal in 2000.

Since 1999 he took leading positions in different industries. For ASTRIUM Space he served as Head of Production Center Tanks & Components with responsibility for satellite propulsion equipments like tanks, valves, thrusters, tubings and insulation. Joining AIRBUS in 2006 he get in charge of the competence center for production systems, an annual 65 M€ business on developing and producing advanced jigs & tools for carbon fiber placement and aircraft assembly lines. With foundation of Premium AEROTEC 2009 Thomas served on several strategic improvement projects. As Head of Supply Management Detail Parts and Aerostructures he implemented new order and operational supplier management processes. 2015 PAG decided to industrialize Additive Manufacturing for aerospace serial production and Thomas as Head of AM leads the activities on technology development, process maturity and reproducibility, qualification and serial production. As Senior Expert AM he is currently in charge of all R&D, technological optimisation and continuous improvements along the process chain.

His scientific and technological background is mainly in the field of short-time metallurgical effects in material removal and thermal processes, electron-beam welding and heat treatment of titanium alloys, laser welding and heat treatment of aluminium alloys and PBF-LBM of titanium/aluminium.

He lives in North Germany, is married and has 5 children.

Val Miftakhov

Founder & CEO, ZeroAvia

Val Miftakhov

Founder & CEO,...

Val Miftakhov

Founder & CEO, ZeroAvia

Val Miftakhov

Founder & CEO, ZeroAvia
Val Miftakhov is a Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, Inc, a California company developing the World's first practical zero emission aviation powertrain. Val is a serial entrepreneur in EV space - his previous company eMotorWerks has developed the World’s leading platform for EV battery aggregation to provide grid services, and was acquired in 2017. Prior to that, Val held a number of senior business and product positions at Google and McKinsey & Company, and was a nuclear researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator. Val holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, Masters in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and was a two-time winner of Russian Nationwide Physics competitions. In his spare time, Val makes good use of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses.

Christoph Doerr

Founder Innoteque Solutions and Director European Office Alabama Department of Commerce

Christoph Doerr

Founder Innoteque ...

Christoph Doerr

Founder Innoteque Solutions and Director European Office Alabama Department of Commerce

Christoph Doerr

Founder Innoteque Solutions and Director European Office Alabama Department of Commerce
Founder, Innoteque Solutions
Head of the European Office, Alabama Department of Commerce
More than 20 years’ experience in machine tool building, die casting and the mechanical engineering industry. Round about 15 years as Managing Director. The experience includes startup and operation of companies in America as well as in Europe.
In 2017 I started "Innoteque Solutions". Our goal is to bring great engineering developments on the market. An important part of our work is Additive Manufacturing. We worked among others for TRUMPF, the world market leader in laser technology.
Since August 2019 I am also the Head of the European Office for the Alabama Department of Commerce.

Alan Thompson

Skyrora

Alan Thompson

Skyrora ...

Alan Thompson

Skyrora

Alan Thompson

Skyrora

Alan Thompson is head of Government Affairs in Skyrora supporting the launch vehicle manufacture to achieve its ambition of providing regular access to Space, launching from the UK.
Alan is responsible for managing and engaging with all key stakeholders across industry and Government. This includes Skyrora’s involvement in Parliamentary Space Committee, industry associations such as UK Space, Scottish Space Leadership Council and others, and direct engagement with all government authorities, including the Space flight regulators - UKSA and CAA.
Alan’s background in international trade and development gives a new perspective the Space industry development in UK, in particular the ambition to challenge the current economic paradigm and the shift that the New Space economy will necessitate.

Yann Barbaux

AEROSPACE VALLEY

Yann Barbaux

AEROSPACE VALLEY

Yann Barbaux

AEROSPACE VALLEY

Yann Barbaux

AEROSPACE VALLEY
Executive President, Aerospace Valley
Senior Vice-President, Airbus
Yann Barbaux, born on 24 August 1958, is since 2017 the Executive President of Aerospace Valley, a cluster of more than 800 members, OEMs, SMEs, Universities & Research Centers, from the Aerospace sector. He is Senior Vice-President at Airbus. He is married and has 3 children.
From 2013 to 2017 he was Chief Innovation Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft. Prior to assuming this position, Yann Barbaux created in 2007, and served as SVP Head of Airbus Group Innovations (former EADS Innovation Work), the Corporate Research Organization of AIRBUS.
Yann Barbaux began his career in 1982 at Aerospatiale, in the Corporate Quality Organization. He was associated to the development of new programs, such as the Airbus A320, as an expert in metallic materials. In 1987 he was appointed as head of the Metallic and Thermo-structural Materials Department in the Aerospatiale Common Research Centre. In 1996, he was promoted as Head of Strategy, Research Coordination and Cooperation of the CRC.

Beginning of 2000, Yann Barbaux was appointed as Vice President in charge of R&T and Defence in the Corporate Merger Integration team, tasked to prepare and accompany the creation of EADS. In 2004, he was appointed as Vice President – Chief Executive Officer of GIE EADS CCR.

Yann Barbaux published and contributed to a high number of technical publications in International Scientific Reviews and hold a patent on Structural Concepts for a Supersonic Aircraft. He has been a member of various engineering and technology societies, and of the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) of NATO; in acknowledgement to his contribution as chairman of the Materials Panel of the French Association for Aeronautics & Space (AAAF), he has been elected to the rank of Emeritus Fellow of this Society.

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur et de l’Ordre National du Mérite, Yann Barbaux is member of the French Association for R & T (ANRT), of the board of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris Saclay and of the board of the Federal University of Toulouse.

Graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris in 1981, he also earned a Master’s degree in Metallurgy at the University Paris VI Pierre & Marie Curie.


Matthias Biniok

IBM

Matthias Biniok

IBM Lead...

Matthias Biniok

IBM

Matthias Biniok

IBM
Leader MVP Team DACH, IBM
Matthias leads the Space Tech Division at IBM in Germany. He is an expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and was the Lead Architect for IBM Watson in the DACH region, building innovative solutions with natural language processing, image recognition, anomaly detection, speech recognition, and other AI technologies.
Matthias drives innovation by applying an entrepreneurial spirit to complex problems and trying new approaches in technology, architecture, and design. He is the project lead and AI architect of Project CIMON (sending an autonomously free-flying robot with AI powered by IBM Watson to the International Space Station).

Mateusz Lentner

DARE

Mateusz Lentner

DARE Op...

Mateusz Lentner

DARE

Mateusz Lentner

DARE
Operations Manager at Project Sparrow
Mateusz is the Operations Manager at Project Sparrow which is part of Delft Aerospace Rocketry Engineering (DARE), one of the foremost student rocket societies. He started as a part-time Structures Engineer in his first year of studies.
After finishing his Bachelors he took a year out of his studies to work on Project Sparrow. DARE is a student society that has been around for 20 years. It gives students a unique hands-on experience in rocketry and cutting-edge technology.
In Project Sparrow, he is part of the team who is set to develop a thrust vector controlled liquid rocket engine, establishing a new foundation for future DARE rockets.

Dr. Jens Lassmann

ArianeGroup

Dr. Jens Lassmann

ArianeGroup<...

Dr. Jens Lassmann

ArianeGroup

Dr. Jens Lassmann

ArianeGroup

Head of Sites Germany and Head of Launcher Environments and Control, ArianeGroup
More than 25 years of experience in Space Launcher Development in ArianeGroup and its originating companies.
Following a PhD in Space Technology at the University of Technology in Berlin, Jens Lassmann started his career in launcher pre-projects. He then took over the development of the Ariane 5 cryogenic upper stage as Project Manager. This stage is today still delivering reliably large Satellites into space as part of the European space transportation work horse Ariane 5.
In 2005 he took over the Ariane5 Development Program Management in Paris. During the last 12 years Jens Lassmann lead several Launcher Engineering teams in Bremen, Turin, Paris and Bordeaux in the fields of System Engineering, Mechanics, Electrics, Propulsion and GNC.

Heiko Witte

Rolls Royce

Heiko Witte

  Rolls Royce  ...

Heiko Witte

Rolls Royce

Heiko Witte

 

Rolls Royce

 

Business Development Manager, Rolls Royce
Extensive professional experience and leadership in Aerospace Engineering, Project Management, Business Transformation and Industry 4.0 implementation.

Proven industry leader, having worked in different positions within Aerospace Engineering.

Excellent networking skills and experience to negotiate with senior leaders across different functions. Proven record of delivering projects. Experienced in Continuous improvement, Quality management, Six Sigma, Lean and Agile methodologies and Industry 4.0 / Digitization.

Since 1997 at BMW Rolls-Royce / Rolls-Royce Deutschland in various business areas, i.e. Engine test, project management, product development, continuous improvement and digitization. Project Manager at Rolls-Royce for product introduction of V2500Select series. Between 2009 and 2020 Head of Engineering Improvement and Quality, since 2017 including coordination and management of digitization and Industrie 4.0 projects.

Since 2020 Business Development Manager Digital within Rolls-Royce, developing strategic digital opportunities.

Gaby Soehner

AIRBUS

Gaby Soehner

AIRBUS

Gaby Soehner

AIRBUS

Gaby Soehner

AIRBUS


ME Industrial Architect, AIRBUS
Degree in industrial engineering.
Multi- Program experiences in Aircraft Industry; Qualification & industrialisation of new technologies, e.g. Laserbeamcutting, Thermoplastics Pressforming; Dry Fibre Composites.
Industrial Lead for Wing Moveables in several Research Programs.
Well connected to a transnational industrial & institution partner landscape.
Today, as an Industrial Architect, focusing on the Industrial System of the Future, e.g. Collaborative Robotic; Industrie 4.0, Digital Continuity.

Enrico Casale

Avio Aero

Enrico Casale

Avio Aero

Enrico Casale

Avio Aero

Enrico Casale

Avio Aero


Advanced Technology Operations – EU Programs & Research Network, Avio Aero
Leader of the Avio Aero New Technology Introduction portfolio, related external funding and research network. Avio Aero representative in Clean Sky, EIMG (Engine Industry Management Group), EFFRA (European Factory of the Future Research Association), EIT Manufacturing, ASD (AeroSpace and Defense) and ACARE (Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe). 15+ years of experience in the Aviation research field at National and European level.

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