Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Odenwald is teacher and researcher in the field of physical man-machine interaction and Sports Engineering. After his graduation in 1997 (Mechanical Engineering) he received his PhD degree in 2001 in the field of lightweight composite structures. 2004 he was appointed assistant professor and in 2011 full professor for Sports Equipment and Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology. His research interests are sensor-based characterization of man-machine-environment-interaction in field testing and mechanical simulations for testing sports equipment and medical devices. Future work will focus on the Prediction of Human Behavior by using Smart Objects and the beneficial use of Virtual Testing in the development-process of technologies which interact with human beings. To promote technology transfer he founded the Steinbeis Research-Center Human Centered Engineering in 2015 and the ENVISIBLE GmbH in 2021. The activities of these spin-offs are focusing on mechanical testing and the development of measuring systems and data acquisition.
As Managing Director for Southern Europe, Guido Porro aims at increasing the Company’s strategic role in the Italian and European ecosystem, enhancing the development of the main sectors of the industry while placing particular attention to the training and boosting of the 'Workforce of the Future'. Before returning to Italy, a couple of years ago, Guido worked as Vice President for the Indirect Channel based at 3DS headquarters in France and before that he held various positions of increasing importance in Oracle as Senior Director, in Boston Consulting Group as Management Consultant and in Accenture supervising the industrial equipment and retail sectors. He graduated in Political Economy from Università Bocconi in Milan and holds a master degree in Business Administration from INSEAD Business School.
Vincent Cheutet has defended in 2006 his PhD in mechanical engineering in cotutelle between Grenoble-INP (France) and the University of Genoa (Italy). Between 2007 and 2014, he has been associated professor at SUPMECA Paris. Since 2014, he is professor at INSA Lyon and he becomes in 2021 the director of the DISP laboratory (Decision and Information System for Production). His research axes mainly focus on enterprise information systems (more precisely PLM & ERP), data and knowledge management and Digital Twins. He is currently co leader of a French action sponsored by GDR MACS, GIS S.Mart and SAGIP entitled « Digital Twins for Production Systems ».
Valentín Gómez-Jáuregui (Santander, Spain), is a Civil Engineer by the E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos of Santander (Universidad de Cantabria - Spain) and the Échole de Genie Civil (Université de Liège - Belgium). He’s also MSc in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland). In 2015 he obtained the PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Cantabria and in 2018 the accreditation as "Profesor Titular de Universidad" (Associate Professor, civil servant).
From 2004 to 2009 he developed his career in the construction sector, mainly related to R&D in structures and modular buildings. Then, he became Manager of a business unit in an Industrial Engineering company. Nowadays, he is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cantabria, dealing with courses related to CAD, BIM, GIS and Spatial Frames. His lines of research, as a member of the group EgiCAD, are focus on CAD, Augmented and Virtual Reality and Tensegrity structures. At the same time, he is also member of the of board of the non-profit NGO Ingeniería Sin Fronteras Cantabria.He has carried out various short, medium and long-term stays in international universities, for research, teaching and training purposes, such as Ireland (Univ. Limerick), France (Univ. Montpellier), Australia (RMIT), Portugal (Univ. Oporto and Univ. Minho), United Kingdom (Queen's University Belfast) or Belgium (Univ. Liége). His publications include the books "Tensegrity Structures and their Application to Architecture" and “Tensegridad. Estructuras tensegríticas en Ciencia y Arte” (in Spanish), serving as a guide and reference for anyone interested in the field of Tensegrity.