Vector Forum 2020 goes global

Extraordinary circumstances are challenging business continuity in many respects. The uncertainties demand efficient Engineering and Collaboration Models. Those who can beat the odds will reinforce competitiveness. And prepare themselves well for any next big challenges.

Struggling with the magic triangle has increased. How to cope with Cost, Quality, and Innovation to stay ahead? How to boost agility along safety and cybersecurity needs? How to work with distributed teams and deliver high productivity?


Over 120 experts all over the world joined online Vector Forum

On 25 July 2020, the 14th Vector Forum successfully aired live. For the first time it was virtual and global, and as usual interactive with direct Q&A sessions, quiz game for surprise prize and E-exhibition. 

From handshake to headsets: 7 speakers from Bosch, Daimler, Infineon, Knorr-Bremse, Thales, Vector and ZF shared their own experiences on  CollaborationDigital TransformationSystems Engineering and Continuous Everything. International audience had greatly benefited from the specific case studies and online discussions to #StayCompetitive in your own environment.

The presentations were completed with a virtual exhibition, in which Vector Consulting Services showcased its solutions in 4 main areas: Transformation, Trust, Technology and Training


Stay Competitive

Success with the New Normal

Markets and technologies are changing fast. The pandemic interrupt has accelerated many changes. Some companies struggle, others take the risk as a chance to innovate. What will be the “new normal”? What are recipes to drive change, rather than being driven by change? What can you learn from technology leaders to stay competitive? Vector has summarized best practices from our recent projects during the lockdown and thereafter. Hands-on industry case studies from Bosch, Daimler, Infineon, Knorr-Bremse, Thales, ZF and Vector emphasize how to succeed with the new normal.

Presentations and Agenda

Time Presentations/Videos Speakers
10.00-10.20 CEST
Dr. Christof Ebert
Vector Consulting Services
10.30-11.00 CEST Perfectly Keyless – Connectivity and Collaboration at Bosch
Andreas Theisen, Dr. Daniel Kornek and Dr. Hubertus Becker
11.10-11.40 CEST Agile Co-Engineering at Infineon – A Use Case
Dr. Thomas Röcker
11:40-12:00 CEST Break and Virtual Exhibition  
12:00-12:30 CEST Intuition beats Complexity: Social Media for Requirements Engineering at ZF
Dr. Joachim Fox
12:40-13:10 CEST
Heiko Stuis
Daimler Trucks Asia
13:20-13:50 CEST Virtual Teamwork - Collaboration Models at Knorr-Bremse
Alexander Dobry
13:50-14:10 CEST Vector Quiz with Surprise Prizes  
14:10-14:40 CEST Innovative Engineering: Optimizing Safety, Security and Test
Dr. Arnulf Braatz
Vector Consulting Services
14:50-15:20 CEST Convergence IT and Embedded: From Things to Cloud and back
Bertrand Tavernier



"With the new digital format I was able to participate at the Vector Forum for the first time. I am really enthusiastic about the excellent organization and the interesting presentations. Great!"
- Dr. Stephan Pech, BASF

"Recommended event for those interested in quality talks and contacts with the relevant experts."
- Lorenz Slansky, Daimler

"Highly attractive conference program due to its variety of speakers and a sophisticated organization. We will certainly come back next year."
- Dr. Robert K. Schmidt, Denso

"Many thanks for inviting me to the Vector Forum. Outstanding event! I enjoyed it as before."
- Dr. Andre Weimerskirch, Lear

"Many new ideas and stimulus from your as usual excellent Vector Forum."
- Dr. Ulrich Lefarth, Thales

Save the Date

Vector Forum 2021: Software-Driven Innovation

When: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 10:00 - 16:00 CEST

Where: Global. Online. Interactive.

Event language: English

The participation is free for you.

Your Contact

Vector Event Team

Lena Kast

Ingersheimer Str. 24
70499 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 711 80 670 1535