Dr. Nikolai Ardey

Executive Director Group Innovation, Volkswagen Group

Dr. Nikolai Ardey is the Executive Director of Group Innovation at Volkswagen Group.

After 18 years at BMW in several positions in the Powertrain department, Nikolai joined Audi as Vice President of Powertrain development.

Since 2020 Nikolai serves as the Executive Director of Group Innovation; the future research and innovation arm of the VW Group, supporting Group’s brands on sustainability, mobility, digital platforms, powertrain, and further innovation topics.

Prof. Amnon Shashua

Prof. Amnon Shashua is a world-renowned expert in AI, computer vision, natural language processing, and more. He is a 2020 Dan David Prize laureate in

Read More »

Hildegard Müller

  Date of birth: 29.06.1967 Education: September 1987 to June 1989 Apprenticeship as a bank clerk at Dresdner Bank AG in Düsseldorf Studies: October 1989

Read More »

Martin Jahn

Martin Jahn was born in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1970. In 1994, he received a master’s degree in Foreign Trade and International Relations from the

Read More »

Naoki “Nick” Sugimoto

Naoki “Nick” Sugimoto serves as chief executive for Honda Innovations, the US-based open innovation and corporate venturing arm for Japan-headquartered mobility company Honda. In this

Read More »

Yunseong Hwang

Dr. Hwang is the Head of the Open Innovation Investment Group at Hyundai Motor Group, where he oversees the strategic direction of open innovation activities.

Read More »

Prof. Alex `Sandy’ Pentland

Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland directs MIT Connection Science, an MIT-wide initiative, and has helped lead the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Mobility Initiative. He is one of the most-cited 

Read More »

Arkady Volozh

Arkady Volozh is a technology entrepreneur, investor, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the founder and CEO of Yandex, one of Europe’s largest Internet

Read More »

Dr. Luc Julia

Dr. Luc JULIA, Chief Scientific Officer for Renault, was CTO and Senior Vice President of Innovation for Samsung Electronics, directed Siri at Apple, was Chief

Read More »

Dr. Nikolai Ardey

Dr. Nikolai Ardey is the Executive Director of Group Innovation at Volkswagen Group. After 18 years at BMW in several positions in the Powertrain department,

Read More »

Marco Liccardo

Marco has been working in CNH Industrial – IVECO for almost 20 years. He spent most of his career in Research & Development covering leadership

Read More »

Nick Albanese

Nick Albanese leads BloombergNEF’s global Intelligent Mobility team, which produces research, data, and forecasts on shared mobility services and autonomous vehicles. Based in Washington D.C.,

Read More »

Gael Escribe

Gael Escribe (Franco-Dutch, 51) joined the automotive aftermarket world in 1997 at Valeo becoming general manager of Valeo Service Eastern Europe in 1999, followed by

Read More »

Angel Preston

Angel is Policy Director, Autonomous Vehicles and IOT at Intel Corporation.  Prior to joining Intel, as a Director of Safety at the Alliance for Automotive

Read More »

Professor Avner Rothschild

Professors Grader and Rothschild share the prize for inventing a novel water splitting technology that provides hydrogen at unprecedented efficiency, turning the global green hydrogen

Read More »

Oren Shoval

Oren Shoval is the co-founder and CTO of Via, a fully dynamic, on-demand transit network currently operational in the US, Europe and Okinawa. He is

Read More »

László Palkovics

Prof. Dr. László Palkovics was appointed as Minister of the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology in May 2018. After serving as Minister of State

Read More »

Bob Rolfe

Bob Rolfe was sworn in on January 19, 2019 by Governor Bill Lee to serve as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community

Read More »

Prof. James Liao

For his original and fundamental breakthroughs in microbial synthesis of fuel and chemicals from renewable resources and CO2. The decision made by the Board of

Read More »

Dror Bin

Dror Bin is the CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority, an independent public entity that operates for the benefit of the Israeli innovation ecosystem and

Read More »

Dave Waiser

24 years of CEO experience in hyper-growth startups and public companies in Silicon Valley and Israel Serial entrepreneur and enterprise sales veteran Gett is his

Read More »

prof. Gideon Grader

The decision made by the Board of Trustees was based on the great applicability of their research and their expected contribution to the world of

Read More »

Nir Erez

As Co-founder and CEO of Moovit,an Intel-owned leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions provider and maker of the #1 urban mobility app, Nir Erez

Read More »