Speakers – Day One


Naim Kapadia

Bio TBC.


Stéphane Huet

Bio TBC.


Mark Daglish

Mark Daglish is an Electronics Test Engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in the electronics industry. He is responsible for the company’s product ranges of Embedded JTAG Solutions equipment as well as Inspection Solutions.


Thomas Marktscheffel

Thomas is working for ASM Assembly Systems and in his job as Product Manager he is responsible for defining and building the SW Integration Platform for ASM’s SMT # 1 Smart Factory. As a member of several IPC committees, he is strongly driving for global industry standards such as CFX and Hermes. Thomas has more than 20 years experience in the SMT industry.


Radu Diaconescu

Radu is an Electrical Engineer, with an M.Sc. in Management of Technology from EPFL (Swiss Technical Institute), Lausanne, Switzerland. He Hs a vast industrial experience in the field of electronics and is currently managing Swissmic's business development efforts and sits in the Board of Directors. He also co-chairs the IPC 1782 Critical Components Traceability standard committee and the IPC 2551 Digital Twin Architecture standard committee.

Steve Kuhlman

Steve Kuhlman is an executive and entrepreneur with extensive experience building and leading sales, marketing and product teams for private and public companies. Most recently, Steve has been leading Lean Power, a company that transforms workforces into digital ready workforces.

Fabian Autenrieth

Fabian Autenrieth has been with the ASYS Group for over 10 years. Since three years he is product manager in the MATERIAL LOGISTICS division. He has many years of experience in the SMT environment and knowledge of various manufacturing concepts and material flow concepts.


Michael Ford

Working for Aegis Software provides Michael the opportunity to apply his years of electronics assembly manufacturing experience, to drive both business and technology solution innovation that satisfies evolving needs in digital manufacturing.

Starting his career with Sony, including eight years working in Japan, Michael has been instrumental in creating many solutions for manufacturing that blend a deep and broad knowledge of manufacturing, with evolving software technologies.

Today, Michael is an established thought leader for Industry 4.0 and digital Smart factories, an active contributor to industry standards with the IPC, in the areas of the Connected Factory Initiative (CFX), traceability and the digital factory platform.