V8 Hotel Motorworld Region Stuttgart (Charles-Lindbergh-Platz 1, 71034 Böblingen) Germany
390,- € plus 19% VAT


PeakAvenue Conference

We are pleased to announce that we are planning a very special event in Böblingen - in the heart of the Motorworld Region Stuttgart (Germany).

Save the date of September 17-18, 2024 to take part in the PeakAvenue Conference. Join us for exciting presentations, networking opportunities and inspiring discussions.

The international conference on quality and engineering topics is a top-class event that brings together experts from various industries to exchange innovative ideas and best practices. Participants have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, exchange innovative ideas and work together on future oriented solutions.

Date: September 17-18, 2024

Location: V8 Hotel Motorworld Region Stuttgart (Germany)

Participation fee: 390,- € plus 19% VAT.

Target group: Anyone interested in quality and engineering processes

We would be delighted to welcome you as a participant.
Most of the presentations will be simultaneously translated. The original language of the respective presentation is declared in the agenda.

Agenda Day 1 | September 17, 2024

DE= German only  | DE->EN= Original language German, simultaneous translation into English  | EN->DE= Original language English, simultaneously translated into German

10:00 - 11:00 am CEST

Welcome coffee and registration

11:00 - 11:15 am CEST

Welcome by the management
Ulrich Mangold (CEO PeakAvenue) (DE->EN)

11:15 - 12:00 pm CEST

Keynote: The four portals to the future
Oliver Leisse (Keynote-Speaker) (DE->EN)

The future begins now. The keynote shows ways into the future, deals with thoughts and answers to questions such as: Where do we currently stand? Are we ready? What will artificial intelligence bring? What should companies pay attention to in order to be successful tomorrow? What are the four metatrends and portals for the path to the future? And what are the keys?

12:00 - 13:00 pm CEST

Lunch & networking

13:00 - 14:30 pm CEST

The PeakAvenue Platform - new era in Quality Engineering 
Sebastian Leopold & Ulrich Mangold (CTO & CEO PeakAvenue) (DE->EN)

Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along. Today, you are invited to join the world premiere of the new PeakAvenue platform. Learn why this will be the straight path along the digital thread in the world of quality and engineering. It will change the life and the work description for employees of our customers; fire fighters in the field of quality were yesterday, fire prevention is today. This exciting platform has launched its first best in class process. Join us for an initial look and feel of the new documents module. PeakAvenue: We make quality champions.

14:30 - 15:15 pm CEST

Customer presentation (to be published shortly)

15:15 - 15:45 pm CEST

Coffee break & networking

15:45 - 16:30 pm CEST

Customer presentation (to be published shortly)

16:30 - 17:00 pm CEST

Isograph - new member of PeakAvenue
(speaker will be published shortly) (EN->DE)

Isograph LTD offers a wide range of solutions in the area of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) and is the world's leading provider of fault tree software. By merging with PeakAvenue, Isograph is adding functional safety and security analysis expertise to its portfolio, thus creating the basis for supplementing the cloud-based PeakAvenue suite with additional components in the Digital Thread.

18:00 - 18:45 pm CEST

Guided tour - Motorworld
(Limited number of participants)

from 18:45 pm CEST


Agenda Day 2 | September 18, 2024

DE= German only  | DE->EN= Original language German, simultaneous translation into English  | EN->DE= Original language English, simultaneously translated into German

09:00 - 09:15 am CEST


09:15 - 10:00 am CEST

Implementing Quality Center APQP at Witzenmann
Nadine Hanakam (Project Engineer, Witzenmann) (DE->EN)

The Witzenmann Group has about 4300 employees within 22 subsidiaries and 6 market divisions and produces flexible metallic elements with a wide range of diversification for many different markets and customer requirements. Decentralisation and transformation increase the need collaboration in customer projects across all divisions, which made a harmonisation of processes and software necessary. Implementing Quality Center APQP as the new software for projects & project controlling entailed challenges – especially regarding acceptance of the users. Some functions achieved the status “essential and appreciated” within our improvement process. We look forward to the further development.

10:00 - 10:45 am CEST

How to select an engineering partner who integrates and supports the “Grundfos - Development Quality Engineering Activities”?
Marco Ruiz (Chief Quality Engineer – Development Quality, Grundfos Holding A/S) (EN->DE)

With an annual production of approx. 16 million pumps, Grundfos is the world's leading manufacturer of energy-efficient and intelligent water solutions. In his presentation, the speaker will talk about how Grundfos selected a technical partner to integrate and support the development quality engineering activities:

  • End to End “E2E” System engineering development work
  • System Requirements Management
  • Data reusage, transfer and share knowledge of existing FMEA´s – One Source of data
  • Key Product Characteristics Handling
  • Linkage and traceability across FMEA´s, PFD, Process Control Plan and Work instructions
  • Defect Management Handling
  • System reliability engineering
  • Others: Linkage to existing ERP Systems

10:45 - 11:30 am CEST

Coffee break & networking

11:30 - 12:30 pm CEST

How to get to the Digital Thread - Motivation and roadmap for your journey to PeakAvenue
Dr. Karin Ammon, Martina Müller (Product Management PeakAvenue) (DE->EN)

We start together with the status quo of our solutions for document management, engineering, FMEA and CAQ. Next, we will look into the future of the existing solutions and design your path to a digital thread on an integrated digital solution - the PeakAvenue platform. The aim is to encourage you to join us on the path to PeakAvenue.

  • Roadmap XERI, e1ns and QC
  • Roadmap PeakAvenue
  • How will the transition to the PeakAvenue platform be organized?


Risikoanalyse-Methoden in der Medizintechnik – ein Erfahrungsbericht
Carolin Schulz & Oliver Mannuß (Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA) (DE)

Wir zeigen Ihnen einen Weg zur Umsetzung eines ganzheitlichen Risikomanagements mittels systematischer Identifikation und Beurteilung von Anwendungsrisiken und technischen Risiken. Anhand von Praxisbeispielen ordnen wir Risikoarten in den Entwicklungsprozess ein und erläutern Ziel und Zweck der entsprechenden Analyse-Methode:

  • Gefährdungs- und Risikobeurteilung
  • Technische Risikoanalysen:
    • Design-FMEA
    • Prozess-FMEA
    • Funktionale Sicherheit (FuSi)
    • Analyse Sicherheitsrelevanter Cyberrisiken

Wir stellen mögliche Verbindungen der Methoden dar, die die Nachvollziehbarkeit und Durchgängigkeit in einem ganzheitlichen Risikomanagement sicherstellen.

12:30 - 13:30 pm CEST

Lunch & networking

13:30 - 14:45 pm CEST

PeakAvenue-FMEA: Presentation and discussion of initial ideas and concepts
Andreas Wilhelm (Consultant PeakAvenue) (DE-> EN)

The PeakAvenue platform will of course also include an FMEA module. With the aim of combining the best of both worlds, this completely new module will incorporate the ideas and experience of iqs and PLATO. Of course, we do not want to do without your ideas and experience and would therefore like to present and discuss initial ideas and concepts with you in this workshop.


Durchgängiger Informationsfluss im Produktlebenszyklus am Beispiel des Risikomanagements für Medizinprodukte
Dr. Thomas Schmitz (Consultant PeakAvenue) (DE)

Wir stellen Ihnen Methoden und Prozess zur Umsetzung des Risikomanagements nach DIN EN ISO 14971 vor. Diskutieren Sie mit uns Anforderungen an eine Softwareunterstützung und Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten mit PeakAvenue:

  • Risikobeurteilung nach der DIN EN ISO 14971 mit Fokus auf die Anwendung des Produktes,
  • Verbindung der Risikobeherrschungsmaßnahmen mit der Anforderungs- und Funktionsanalyse,
  • Traceability Matrix,
  • FMEA (Fehlermöglichkeits- und Einflussanalyse) zur Erhöhung der technischen Zuverlässigkeit,
  • CAPA-Workflow,
  • Lenkung und Strukturierung der Dokumentation,
  • Verbindung des Managementsystems mit der technischen Dokumentation.

14:45 - 15:00 pm CEST


The agenda is subject to change. The number of places for the event is limited, we recommend early registration.
Please note that pictures and videos will be taken during the event for marketing purposes.
The event is organized by PLATO GmbH & iqs Software GmbH (PeakAvenue companies).

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