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Mr. Huaqiang Ji (VP of Manufacturing and Logistics Operation at NIO)

Mr. Huaqiang Ji

VP of Manufacturing and Logistics Operation at NIO

NIO is a global smart electric vehicle company. Founded on November 25, 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering high-performance smart electric vehicles and ultimate user experience. NIO operates R&D centers and manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, Hefei, Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, San Jose, Munich, Oxford, Berlin, Budapest and Singapore, and has established sales and service networks in China, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark, providing products and services to users in over 300 cities worldwide. By 2025, NIO plans to serve users in more than 25 countries and regions around the world.
In 2015, NIO Formula E team won the inaugural FIA Formula E Drivers' Championship. In 2016, NIO launched the EP9, one of the world's fastest electric vehicles. In 2017, NIO unveiled its vision car, EVE. On June 28, 2018, NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater smart electric flagship SUV, in China. On September 12, 2018, NIO went public on NYSE. On March 10, 2022, NIO was listed on HKEX. On May 20, 2022, NIO was successfully listed on SGX.
NIO's lineup consists of the flagship smart electric SUV All-New ES8, flagship smart electric coupe SUV EC7, smart electric mid-to-large SUV ES7 (or EL7), flagship smart electric sedan ET7, versatile smart electric SUV All-New ES6 (or EL6), and smart electric sedan ET5, and smart electric tourer ET5T.

蔚来旗下在售车型包括智能电动旗舰SUV全新ES8、智能电动旗舰轿跑SUV EC7、智能电动中大型SUV ES7、智能电动旗舰轿车ET7、高端智能电动全能SUV全新ES6,智能电动轿跑ET5,以及智能电动旅行车ET5T。

Mr. Andreas Faath (Managing Director of VDMA Machine Information Interoperability)

Mr. Andreas Faath

Managing Director of VDMA Machine Information Interoperability

Andreas Faath, Managing Director, VDMA Machine Information Interoperability is responsible for the Interoperability activities effecting the mechanical engineering industry. This positions him as an important voice of the global mechanical and plant engineering industry in the field of interoperable information exchange and digital transformation. Due to the close cooperation with numerous companies in the mechanical and plant engineering industry he represents their wishes and requirements.
Prior to his employment at the VDMA, Andreas Faath studied mechanical and plant engineering and was a scientist at the Technical University of Darmstadt with focus on Digitalization and IIOT. Afterwards he worked in research and development for process optimization and digitalization in the field of vehicle testing at General Motors.

Dr. Haiyong Cao (Deputy GM at MPDV Software & Technology Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Dr. Haiyong Cao

Deputy GM at MPDV Software & Technology Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Dr. Cao, Haiyong, graduated from Tongji university, the first batch of Chinese-German master students in CDHK, assisted MPDV to enter the Chinese market in 2011, has been working in the MES field for more than 20 years, has a wealth of experience in the industry, has visited hundreds of manufacturing companies in different industries around the world, and is very familiar with the best practices of manufacturing excellence.


Mr. Sascha Reppel (Managing Director of RG.Experience APAC)

Mr. Sascha Reppel

Managing Director of RG.Experience APAC

Sascha Reppel runs RG.Experience in Greater China & Asia where he and his team demystify digital transformation buzz to create actionable initiatives to design better customer buying experiences for Industrial & FMCG brands in Asia.
Previously he has worked as Industry Advisor & Consultant for SMEs and Enterprise clients like Electrolux, BMW, DFS or SKF to advice on better product experience initiatives globally.

Sascha Reppel 先生在大中华区和亚太地区负责 RG.Experience 的商业战略咨询与运营事务,他和他的团队为亚洲的工业和快速消费品品牌解密数字化转型的热门话题,以制定可操作且高效的解决方案为客户提供有效的产品上线流程与体验。
此前,他曾为伊莱克斯(Electrolux)、宝马(BMW)、DFS 或斯凯孚(SKF)等知名企业和客户担任行业顾问和战略规划,在全球范围内为更好的产品体验计划提供建议。

Dr. Pascal Wolff (Assistant Professor, NISCI & Director of the NISCI CAVE Lab at Research Affiliate at MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics)

Dr. Pascal Wolff

Assistant Professor, NISCI & Director of the NISCI CAVE Lab at Research Affiliate at MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Pascal Wolff is an Assistant Professor of the MIT Global SCALE Network’s Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (NISCI), and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. His previous professional work includes working with BorgWarner Turbo Systems on process optimization and sales planning and Volkswagen Group China on new vehicle projects and production planning.
As part of his academic activities, he has conducted various research projects with partners in the automotive, manufacturing, and logistics industry. Pascal’s research interests encompass various topics in the fields of operations, logistics, and supply chain management. His current research focuses on the digital transformation of supply chains. In particular, he investigates how data-driven technologies can be leveraged to improve supply chain planning and logistics operations. Moreover, he explores the design of smart warehouses.
Pascal published his research in international journals and presented it at international conferences. He also serves as a reviewer for international journals.
Pascal obtained his doctorate double-degree in Supply Chain Management / Management Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and Tongji University, China.

Mr. Phil Hou (VP at FESCO Adecco Shanghai & FESCO Adecco Tech)

Mr. Phil Hou

VP at FESCO Adecco Shanghai & FESCO Adecco Tech

Joined FA Shanghai & FA Tech in March 2023, in charge of workforce & Finance Solution Center and Outsourcing Operation Sharing Department of FA Shanghai. Also serves as VP of FA Tech, takes charge of comprehensive business operation and management.
Former co-COO of CDP Group, in charge of comprehensive HCM service operation on CDP unique HCM SaaS+ platform, which as a technology-enabled service model. In China market, I'm working with my team and eco-partners to empower businesses by transforming Human Capital Management into a strategic advantage and enhance employee experience for business success through technology.
From the start of professional career in 2002, I've been experienced in both global and local consulting companies. My initial areas of expertise focus on SAP HR and Oracle HR, to optimize the business process, integrate by multi-modules, multi-applications, and change management, also includes building the HR SSC (share service center) and designing the BPO (business process outsourcing) solution.
2023 年 3 月加入 外企德科上海公司和外企德科信息科技公司,负责 FA 上海劳动力与财务解决方案中心和外包运营共享部,同时负责FA Tech整体业务运营与管理。
曾任CDP集团联合首席运营官,负责HCM SaaS+平台服务运营。在中国市场,与团队及生态合作伙伴一起,将人力资本管理转化为战略优势,为企业赋能,并通过技术提升员工体验,促进业务成功。
曾在国际和本地咨询公司工作。最初专业领域集中在 eHR,擅长优化业务流程,整合多模块、多应用和变革管理,建立人力资源 SSC(共享服务中心)和设计 BPO(业务流程外包)解决方案。在高科技、医药健康、制造业、物流业和零售业等行业具有丰富的咨询与管理经验。

Mr. Andreas Dietz (Executive Director of APIS Information Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

Mr. Andreas Dietz

Executive Director of APIS Information Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Andreas “Andy” Dietz, 43 years old, working for APIS Germany for almost 20 years, is an expert in the field of FMEA, so as preventive quality and risk management. Andy is a sales representative, quality manager, auditor and assistant professor for FMEA at the TID as well as Executive Director of APIS Shanghai.

狄 安迪,43岁,在APIS德国工作了近20年,是FMEA、质量管理和风险管理领域的专家。Andy是销售代表、质量经理、审核员,德国TID大学的FMEA助理教授,同时也是APIS上海执行董事。

Mr. Rainer Burkardt (Head of Practice at Burkardt & Partner Rechtsanwälte)

Mr. Rainer Burkardt

Head of Practice at Burkardt & Partner Rechtsanwälte

Having been living and working in China for 26 years, Mr. Burkardt belongs to the few German lawyers who own a longtime China experience. Starting his career in 1997 as an in-house counsel in the Beijing based office of one of Germanys biggest plant engineering companies, Mr. Burkardt decided to stay in China and co-established the first German Desk in one of the top-Chinese law firms in 1998. He subsequently joined the European Desk of a big US law firm, which was the first foreign law firm in China. After having been appointed as partner of one of larger independent German law firms, he moved from Beijing to Shanghai in 2003 where he established and headed the firm’s Shanghai office. In 2013 Mr. Burkardt – jointly with one of his former Chinese colleagues – established Burkardt & Partner Rechtsanwälte as a PRC licensed law firm providing practical legal advice predominantly to SME’s from Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the automotive, chemical, food, machine building and engineering industries that are entering or operating in China.

Mr. Erik Walenza (CEO of IoT ONE)

Mr. Erik Walenza


Mr. Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE, the Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce, and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind. He has worked in China for 11 years where he is an active member of the Chinese innovation ecosystem. As CEO of IoT ONE, Erik researches the impact of digitalization on multinational companies and supports them to grow in Asia and to identify and manage threats. As Chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee, he facilitates the exchange of best practices for innovation strategy and technology trend evaluation in China. And through Startup Grind he supports the development of Shanghai's innovation ecosystem. Erik has interviewed over 150 CEOs and venture capitalists while building one of Shanghai’s largest entrepreneur networks.

Mr. Erik Walenza是IoT ONE的首席执行官,美国商会技术与创新委员会的联合主席以及Startup Grind的上海总监。他在中国有超过9年的工作经验,是中国创新生态系统的活跃成员。作为IoT ONE的首席执行官,Erik致力于研究工业数字化对企业客户业务的影响,并协助客户应对数字市场颠覆的挑战,把握数字经济带来的空前机遇。作为美国商会技术与创新委员会的联席主席,他促进了中国创新策略和技术趋势评估的最佳实践交流。通过Startup Grind,他支持上海创新生态系统的发展。Erik在建立上海最大的创业家网络之一的过程中,采访了100多位CEO和风险投资家。