This year, as usual, we’re preparing TAL’s programme in cooperation with experienced industry experts. TAL 2023 will provide inspiring thoughts, practical case studies and room for discussions and your own topics. We will discuss the future of the supply chain, automation, digitalisation and other logistics trends

We’ll gradually be filling in the programme right on this website.

Throughout the day attendees will have the opportunity to visit TAL’s Experience Zone, where you can meet up with conference partners and try out the latest techs. Once the presentations are over, we’ll all move on to a social evening, where we’ll share our impressions over good food and drink.

Will you join us?


Tuesday, 16.5.2023

Main Agenda

8:30 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:45


9:50  10:20

A Brave New World – face-to-face with a changed reality in the automotive supply chain

Robert Cameron, Head of Production, Logistics and Aftermarket Department, VDA
10:25 – 11:00

Digital transformation in a changing world

Klaus Straub, co-CEO & Founder, xelerate | ex-CIO BMW Group, Audi

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break / Partners Spotlight Stream


11:15 – 11:25

Laser marking for possible use in logistics, 2D codes verification and reading

Jan Havlíček, Lintech

11:30 – 12:05

ŠKODA AUTO logistics trends

David Strnad, Head of Brand Logistics, ŠKODA AUTO

12:10 – 12:45


Tom Bianculli, Chief Technology Officer, Zebra Technologies

12:45 – 14:15

Oběd a networking

14:15 – 14:40

The interconnection of production-line and logistics digitalisation at Brano a.s.

Denis Kittrich, Industry Engineer, Brano

Jiří ŽižkaProject Manager, Aimtec

14:45 – 15:10

Logistics automation at Scherdel

Kateřina Donate, Head of Logistics, Scherdel

Michael KuhnHead of Organization, Scherdel 

15:15 – 15:40

SAFRAN Digital transformation

Frédéric Vétil, VP Manufacturing 4.0, SAFRAN

Bindioa OualiEnterprise Architect & OTT Director, SAFRAN CABIN

15:40 – 16:10 Coffee Break / Partners Spotlight Stream


15:55 – 16:05

FlexSim: A Digital-Twin Process Improvement Application

Bill Nordgren, FlexSim

16:10– 16:35

Green logistics – transparency on carbon footprint

Corina Zielbauer, Head of Cost Engineering and Benchmarking, Bosch

16:40 – 17:05

Efficiency and sustainability through the circular economy: practical examples

Cyril Klepek, CEO & Founder, Cyrkl

17:10 – 17:30

What can't you see in the viewfinder? Hidden behind the scenes at nature photography

Petr Jan Juračka, Photographer



In the break between the main conference programme and the social evening you can use the chill-out zone.

19:30 – 22:00

Social evening

Once the presentations are done, we’ll be moving on to a social evening at Parkhotel Pilsen, with musical accompaniment by James Harries. Come after the conference hours for a chat with your colleagues!

Side section

8:30 – 17:30

#AimtecLab – Aimtec Digital Factory Showcase

What technologies does Aimtec have in store for industry? Come for a behind-the-scenes look at the latest technologies. Is augmented reality only for tomorrow? We’ll show you it’s for today!

You can visit AimtecLab in the main hall during any of the breaks in the conference programme.

Partners Spotlight Stream

How do our partners see trends in logistics?

You can meet up with their representatives also at the short presentations they’ll be giving in the salon by the main conference hall during breaks. Presentations of the Partners Spotlight Stream will be in English and not interpreted.

Flexsim and Lintech will be presenting their solutions here.

Presentations will be interpreted into Czech, German and English.

The right to change the conference programme is reserved

TAL 2023 speakers

Klaus Straub

Co-CEO and Founder
ex-CIO & SVP | BMW Group

Digital Transformation in a Changing World

Xelerate supports companies in building software engineering hubs in Portugal, using the general contractors approach. Its founder Klaus Straub has received many accolades in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and elsewhere during his CIO career spanning nearly 20 years, e.g. BMW Group’s CIO of the Year 2006, magazines CIO of the Decade 2001-2011, CIO of the Year / Innovation Award 2018, and induction into Germanys IT Hall of Fame in 2014. He will share his best practices and tips on how to flexibly react to ever-changing disruptions in the automotive industry.

Klaus has worked for many industry leaders over the years. He started his professional career at Daimler Benz AG, where he held several executive positions in various business units. He gained valuable experience in roles as CIO Corporate Vice President of Siemens VDO Automotive AG or CIO and Vice President of Audi AG. In 2012, Klaus returned to the BMW Group located in Munich as Leader of Organisation Development and Process Management, and later became the group’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Group IT.

David Strnad

Head of Brand Logistics

Škoda Auto logistics trends

David Strnad has been at ŠKODA AUTO for a full 22 years, and in 2020 he became ŠKODA’s head of logistics. David has acquired foreign experience at Volkswagen, where he had an opportunity to work within Audi – another VW Group brand – in Neckarsulm via VW’s development programme for young managers. In 2018–2019 he headed the Group’s logistics in the Russian city of Kaluga.

What can the digitalisation and automation process look like at a company like ŠKODA AUTO? This is one of the areas that David Strnad will be covering in his presentation, in which he describes specific examples of projects and their stories, as well as the obstacles that need to be overcome. He also presents the challenges and specifics of the logistics process in connection with the rise of electromobility.

Robert Cameron

Head of Production, Logistics and Aftermarket Department

A Brave New World – face-to-face with a changed reality in the automotive supply chain

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie, VDA) has 680 members, including every major OEM manufacturers and supplier with manufacturing plants in Germany. The VDA’s mission is to act as a powerful voice for the entire industry in the German and European legislative processes and also to standardise processes for IT, administration, logistics, and manufacturing within pre-competition development.

Robert Cameron currently works as the Head of Production, Logistics and Aftermarket Department at the VDA and brings TAL nearly 20 years of experience from automotive logistics and planning, including his viewpoint as a member of the supervisory board for the Odette platform supporting standardisation and services for the entire European automotive supply chain.

In his presentation, Robert explores the new world of automotive logistics and the new rules we need to know and follow. In the past two years, the automotive supply chain has faced more challenges than in the fifty years preceding. What principles do we need to forget, and how should logistics managers navigate these uncharted waters?

Tom Bianculli

Chief Technology Officer
Zebra Technologies

Corina Zielbauer

Head of Cost Engineering and Benchmarking

Green Logistics – Transparency on Carbon Footprint

The Bosch Group is the worlds leading technology and service provider, operating in almost every country around the globe and employing more than 400,000 people. Corina Zielbauer is currently Head of Cost Engineering and Benchmarking at Bosch in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. She has gained experience in production planning at Mahle Filtersysteme and at Tsetinis, an automotive consultancy. In addition to cost overview, her focus is on how to practically integrate sustainability into the companys day-to-day operations.

Corina will share best practices for ensuring sustainability during the production and use, reuse, or recycling of goods, which is absolutely essential for our future. Naturally, logistics is an important factor in this effort. To be able to evaluate the biggest levers in CO2 optimisation, transparency is the key. Get useful insights on the evaluation and optimisation of CO2 mitigation strategies in the packaging element of logistics.

Denis Kittrich

Industry Engineer

The interconnection of production-line and logistics digitalisation at Brano a.s.

What did the road to a fully automated warehouse look like at Brano? Digital interconnection of production lines is the cornerstone in the development of Industry 4.0. At the automotive parts manufacturer Brano, digitalisation including the interconnection of production lines with the ERP and the development of an in-house MES platform have already been key topics for several years. However, their internal logistics and the data interconnection of logistics and manufacturing processes long remained overlooked.

Logistics-process digitalisation was almost entirely absent. This meant a major challenge for Brano – but also an enormous opportunity for automating and digitalising logistics processes. 2021 marked the start of a project for a fully automated warehouse, which changed the flow of materials and information while also pulling its understanding of internal logistics into the 21st century. That’s why this project is named Logistics 21.

Denis Kittrich stood at the birth of the idea of digitalising their manufacturing lines and logistics and oversaw every phase of the project. He shares his experience with a significant change in the workings of manufacturing as well as the benefits of automation from the standpoint of a process engineer.

Jiří Žižka

Project Manager

Frédéric Vétil

VP Manufacturing 4.0


Bindioa Ouali

Enterprise Architect & OTT Director


Kateřina Donate

Head of Logistics

Logistics Automation at Scherdel

Michael Kuhn

Head of Organization

Cyril Klepek

CEO and Founder


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