Alain Codourey received a MS degree in microengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree in robotics from the same school in 1991. From 1992 to 1993 he was a visiting scientist at Stanford University, California. In 1994 he joined the Institute of Robotics of the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) as technical manager of the nanorobotics project. From 1998 to 2000 he was project manager in the robotics and automation division of Helbling Technik where he carried out robotics projects for companies in Europe, Taiwan and Japan. From 2001 to 2006 he was leader of the microrobotics section at CSEM where he was managing research and development in the fields of high precision robots and microassembly. In 2007 he founded and became CEO of Asyril, a company that develops and sells innovative flexible feeding systems for small parts.

Michael DEUTMEYER, Managing Director

EAS Batteries GmbH

Michael Deutmeyer received his training as an engineer and economist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has spent most of his professional career in leading positions in the automotive industry (BMW) and renewable energy (CHOREN/Green Resources AS). Michael gathered specific know how in the area of alternative fuels, bioenergy, hybrid mini grids and energy storage. Since early 2015 Michael took over the position of managing director of EAS Germany GmbH – a producer of high quality cylindrical lithium ion cells based at Nordhausen, Germany in order to drive the company’s expansion. Michael and his family are based in Hamburg.




Gil Georges ist Oberassistent und Dozent am Institut für Energietechnik der ETH Zürich. Er ist promovierter Maschineningenieur, und befasst sich seit seiner Dissertation mit dem Energiewandel in der Mobilität. Er leitet die Gruppe «Energiesysteme» der Professur von Konstantinos Boulouchos, dem Leiter des nationalen Kompetenzzentrums für Energieforschung in der Mobilität «SCCER mobility». Die Gruppe fokusiert auf den Energiebedarf zukünftiger, alternativ angetriebener Transportsysteme (insbesondere auf der Strasse), und wie unser Energiesystem sich auf diese veränderte Nachfrage einstellen muss. Schwerpunktthemen dabei sind die Koevolution beider Systeme auf nationaler Ebene, sowie die Auswirkungen auf regionaler Ebene für Energieversorgungsunternehmen.


STRATMA, Veyrier

Stephanie Schliffski works since 16 years in leading positions in Product Marketing, Business Development & Sales and B2B Communication in the automotive industry accompanying innovative solutions into series production. In the framework of her activities she influenced significantly the introduction of touch-sensitive human-machine-interfaces in the vehicle interior and is involved in the development of autonomous vehicle solutions with leading car manufacturers and automotive suppliers.

Stephanie had several leading positions within Valeo and was member of the National Directorate of Valeo Group North America where she was in charge of Product Marketing and Sales for the North American market, prior to founding StratMa International Sarl in 2014, an operational service provider to the automotive industry located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Moreover, Stephanie works as Independent Expert on European Commission Horizon 2020 ITS and Mobility projects and is accredited Consultant of Thesame’s “Innovation PME” initiative, a growth initiative for French SMEs.

Stephanie is German and speaks besides her mother language fluently English and French. She holds a degree in mechanical engineering and master degrees in foreign trade and international management.




Automation and robotics is his passion.


Michael Schüpbach made his studies in Electrical Engineering at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel. After working as Electrical Engineer in Development, he changed his profession to Area Sales Manager in segment of capital goods for automation. With his know-ledge about automation and the international Sales activities, he is experienced in customers consulting.
Today Michael is working as Sales Engineer in robotics for FANUC, the global leading robot and CNC supplier. He is responsible for the support of the integrators as well as the end customers in Switzerland. With more than 120 different robot models and with a rage between 0.5kg and 2300kg, FANUC has the biggest robot range in the world.



Markus BECKER, Section Head

Procter & Gamble Service GmbH


Friedrich DURAND,



Thomas PFUND, Senior Vice President

SCHAEFFLER R&D Automotive Systems





Prof. Dr. Roland SIEGWART,



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Real life experience with collaborative robotics in the consumer goods production environment


Skill based machine architecture and skill based Engineering.



Power train electrification - Disruptive?



Colleague collaborative robot - Benefits and Restrictions.



Robot are leaving the production hall.



Assembly by Hand becomes Digital



State of the art automation in Consumer Industry and their influence to automation industry


Further speakers will be announced shortly.