|Dr. Thomas Beck is managing director at Vector Informatik GmbH and at Vector Consulting Services GmbH. He is working with companies on implementing solutions and introducing tools for product life cycle management. Following an engineering degree and Doctorate in electrical engineering at University of Stuttgart he had different functions with ETAS and Bosch. From 1997 to 2000 he was CEO of the ETAS group. His publications and lectures periodically contribute and lead advances towards practice-driven usage of tools and processes for an efficient product life cycle management.|
|Prof. Dr. Christof Ebert is managing director at Vector Consulting Services. He supports clients around the world to improve product strategy and product development and to manage organizational changes. Prior to that, he held global management positions for ten years at Alcatel, most recently with global responsibility for software platforms. A trusted advisor for companies around the world and a member of industry boards, he is a professor at the University of Stuttgart and Sorbonne at Paris, and authored several books including the popular book “Global Software and IT” published by Wiley.