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Invited Keynote Lecturers

Industrial Keynote Lecturers

Jenő Csanaki

Unit manager, machining
OPEL Szentgotthárd Ltd.
Presentation title: Production control by Business Intelligence tools, dashboarding in manufacturing

Jeno Csanaki was born in 1964 in Hungary. He graduated in heavy current electricity and studied engineering of digital systems. He joined to engine plant of OPEL (General Motors) at Szentgotthard, Hungary in 1991. He fulfilled several positions during his 25 years old employment, mainly at manufacturing and maintenance. Currently he is responsible for all machining lines at Szentgotthard as unit manager.

Lodovico Menozzi

Business Development Manager Europe - Condition Monitoring
National Instruments
Presentation title: Engineering The Industrial Internet of Things for Predictive Maintenance

Lodovico has a Master’s degree in Physics. He has been working for National Instruments for 17 years and he is currently covering the position of European Business Development Manager for Condition Monitoring Systems. In the 10 years prior to his current role, he worked in the field as a District Sales Manager and Field Application Engineer. In these roles he worked with customers, partners and research institutes operating in different industries like power generation, oil&gas and heavy machinery to develop on-line monitoring and advanced diagnostics applications.

Scientific Keynote Lecturers

Prof. Robert Schmitt

Director Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL, Director Fraunhofer Institut Produktionstechnologie IPT
Lab. for Machine Tools and Production Engineering, WZL | RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Presentation title: Reference Systems for a Free Float Assembly Setup

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert H. Schmitt, born in 1961, completed his studies of Electrical Engineering with the specialisation on Communications Engineering at the Technical University of Aachen and became research associate at the Chair for Metrology and Quality Management. His work there focused on production-related Metrology and Communications Engineering in an automated environment.

In 1997 Professor Schmitt moved on to MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (commercial vehicles) in Munich where he took on leading positions in the fields of Quality and Production. In 2002 he assumed responsibility for the commercial vehicle production in Steyr, Austria.

On July 1st, 2004 he was appointed as professor at the Technical University of Aachen. As head of the Chair for Metrology and Quality Management at the Laboratory for Machine he serves as a member of the Board of Directors at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT.

Prof. Diego Galar

Professor of Condition Monitoring
Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Presentation title: Diagnosis and Virtual commissioning of manufacturing assets: A hybrid approach to condition monitoring

Prof. Diego Galar holds a M.Sc. in Telecommunications and a PhD degree in Design and Manufacturing from the University of Saragossa. He has been Professor in several universities, including the University of Saragossa or the European University of Madrid, researcher in the Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering in the University of Saragossa, researcher also in I3A, Institute for engineering research in Aragon, director of academic innovation and subsequently pro-vice- chancellor. He has authored more than two hundred journal and conference papers, books and technical reports in the field of maintenance, working also as member of editorial boards, scientific committees and chairing international journals and conferences. In industry, he has been technological director and CBM manager of international companies, and actively participated in national and international committees for standardization and R&D in the topics of reliability and maintenance.

Currently, he is Professor of Condition Monitoring in the Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering at LTU, Luleå University of Technology, where he is coordinating several EU-FP7 projects related to different maintenance aspects and was also involved in the SKF UTC centre located in Lulea focused in SMART bearings. He is also actively involved in national projects with the Swedish industry and also funded by Swedish national agencies like Vinnova.

In the international arena, he has been visiting Professor in the Polytechnic of Braganza (Portugal), University of Valencia and NIU (USA), currently, University of Sunderland (UK) and University of Maryland (USA). He is also guest professor in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.