EAWD'19 Program

It was two days full of excitement and networking on May 9 and 10, 2019 at this year´s Electrification & All-Wheel Drive Congress in Graz.

The automotive future lies directly ahead, but where will the journey take us? At the Electrification & All-Wheel Drive Congress 2019, we joined leading experts to catch a glimpse of the future, and discussed the automotive industry’s latest developments in All-Wheel Drive and Drivetrain solutions.

At our two-day congress, top-class speakers from research, development, and production gave exciting insights into the machine room of an industry in upheaval. In the extensive trade exhibition, they were able to explore fascinating drive technologies at close quarters and experience all their dynamics live during the test drives on the second day of the Congress at the Red Bull Ring.

We hope you had exciting days full of inspiring discussions with experts and decision-makers for tomorrow´s mobility.

Congress program May 09, 2019

Plenum / Session Rooms

Time

Accompanying Program

Registration

07:30

Welcome & Opening

Welcome & Opening

Klaus Lippitsch | Magna Powertrain

08:30

Formula E - a case for AWD technology or not

Formula E - a case for AWD technology or not

Roger Griffiths | CTO and Team Principal

Roger Griffiths has an extensive background in many motorsport efforts, including Formula E, Formula 1, IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series and Super Touring Cars.
In 1994, he moved to the prestigious Formula 1 circuit and took a position as track development engineer for Cosworth Racing.
He joined Ray Mallock in 1996, served as a development engineer for the Opel Touring Car Development Team and then joined the Nissan Touring Car Group as a race engineer. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Design and Development Engineer for RML, where he served as Project Manager for Sports Car Design.
Griffiths returned to Cosworth and Formula 1 in 1999 as project manager for the Minardi F1 organisation.
In 2003 Roger joined the HPD team as Race Team Technical Leader for the Honda project in the IRL Series.
In 2007, he took charge of the major IndyCar engine program project. From 2011 he was appointed Technical Director and took Honda back to the competitive era.
In April 2014 Roger joined Andretti Autosport as Director of Motorsports Development. In 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Formula E Teams Association and held this position for two seasons.
In 2018, with the creation of the new BMWi Andretti Motorsport Formula E Team, Roger was appointed Team Principal.
Roger was elected Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on April 4, 2019.

08:50

Electrification trends in AWD

Electrification trends in AWD

Stefan Demmerle | BorgWarner

Stefan Demmerle

Dr. Stefan Demmerle has been President and General Manager of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems since November 2015, following the acquisition and integration of Remy Inc. He joined BorgWarner in 2012 as President and General Manager of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems.

Dr. Demmerle began his career in France with assignments in Sales and Program Management for automotive engine components. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, as well as a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.

Prior to joining BorgWarner, Dr. Demmerle became Vice President of the Powertrain Electronics Business at Continental from 2010 to 2012 after leading Continental Diesel Systems (formerly known as Siemens Diesel Systems Technology) as President and CEO from 2006 to 2010. He previously held positions of increasing responsibility within Siemens VDO Automotive in the transmission and engine electronics businesses in France and worldwide.

09:10

Highly efficient drivetrains for the mobility of the future

Highly efficient drivetrains for the mobility of the future

HannesHannes Prenn | Chief Operating Officer, GKN ePowertrain

Hannes Prenn

Hannes Prenn began his career in 1996 as an application engineer at GKN Driveline. Until 2012, he held various positions including Chief Engineer and Account Manager for GKN´s Specialty Vehicle Group, Program Director Europe and Program Director South Europe Operations.

In 2018, he became Vice President Operations AWD / eDrive Division - Global at GKN Driveline. In this role, he was responsible for seven plants worldwide, with approximately 6,000 employees and sales of GBP 1.35 billion.

His current position is Chief Operating Officer, GKN ePowertrain.

09:30

New Technologies for All-Wheel Drive - a journey through the challenges of electrified AWD Powertrain

New Technologies for All-Wheel Drive - a journey through the challenges of electrified AWD Powertrain

Harald Naunheimer | Vice President Future Products

Harald Naunheimer

Harald Naunheimer started his career in 1989 as a research associate at the University of Stuttgart at the Institute for Machine Elements (IMA). In 1995, he became a development engineer and head of design transmissions for wheeled vehicles at Renk AG. He then worked as director of application engineering for automatic transmissions for passenger cars at ZF Getriebe GmbH in Saarbrücken before becoming head of automatic transmission development. In 2009, he became Senior Vice President Corporate Research and Development at ZF Group.
In 2018, he worked as a freelance consultant and interim manager. Currently, Harald Naunheimer is Vice President Future Poducts at Magna Powertrain.

09:50

Coffee Break & Networking

10:10

Panel Discussion: New Energy for All-Wheel Drive

Panel Discussion: New Energy for All-Wheel Drive

10:25

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

11:30

Lunch Break & Networking

13:00

14:00

Coffee Break & Networking

15:30

16:00

Coffee Break & Networking

17:30

Closing Keynote

Closing Keynote

How Graz became the center of All-Wheel Drive - a success story since 60 years

Prof. Dr. h. c. Jürgen Stockmar | Former Head of Development Steyr-Daimler-Puch, Audi, Opel und Magna International

17:45

Official End of the 1st Congressday

Official End of the 1st Congressday

18:30

Get Together

19:30

Congress program May 10, 2019

Plenum / Session Rooms

Time

Accompanying Program

09:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

11:30

Closing Words

Closing Words

Anton Mayer | Magna Powertrain

13:00

Lunch Break & Networking

13:30

Official End of the congress

Official End of the congress

16:00

All lectures will be translated simultaneously in German and English.

Please note that at our event photos and videos will be taken which will be published on our website, in social networks, blogs, etc. By attending the congress, we assume that you agree to this.