Confirmed speakers

Grzegorz Ombach

Executive Vice President Battery Systems, DRÄXLMAIER Group

Title of his talk:

Commercialization of a battery-pack for premium car segment – from design to high volume production

Bio:

Grzegorz (Greg) is passionate about managing technological innovation from an idea to broad market adoption. His combination of technology, leadership and commercial expertise together with a truly global outlook (having worked across Europe, the USA and China) puts him in a strong position to drive international market success for high-tech innovations.

Currently, he is responsible for the Battery Systems Business as EVP at Dräxlmaier to deliver cutting edge technology in a premium market for the automotive sector. In this role, he sets the strategy for the business and oversees the entire product commercialisation, from the initial concept to high volume production.

Earlier, he has worked at Qualcomm as a Global Vice President and General Manager of a breakthrough technology licensing business. In this role, he was responsible for business, technology and innovation portfolio development in close collaboration with strategic partners and universities. In almost eight years, he has built a new global organisation and the infrastructure for a new automotive licensing business. The team, under his leadership, created the global ecosystem, won 18th licensee partners and created more than 1500 IP’s. Products based on this technology are just coming into production.

Before joining Qualcomm, he was with Brose and Siemens VDO where he managed the design of new technologies and intellectual property portfolio as Director of Advanced Development and Principal Expert.

During the last six years, Grzegorz has also been an advisor to Airbus management. The highly regulated aviation & aerospace industry, similarly to automotive industry, experiences enormous transformation driven by increasing hybridisation, electrification, digitisation, cloud, digital twin, AI, 5G, blockchain and quantum computing.

Grzegorz holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Silesian University of Technology, Poland and Certificate in Global Management from INSEAD, The Business School for the World.

He has been awarded Guest Professorship at the Zhejiang University in China.