Monika Mikac is the CBO of QEV Tech, company which is leading one of the Formula E teams and offering engineering services to the automotive industry especially focused on the segment of electrification. Here role includes running the fundraising process and setting up the company for future growth. Awarded as one of the European Automotive Rising stars, she started here automotive carrier as COO of Rimac Automobili. She helped the company grow from first employees to 350 people, being one of the first five employees
within the company meant covering different scopes of work from PR and marketing activities to financial and administrative responsibilities. She actively participated in the fundraising process and helped Rimac Automobili to close their first round in 2014. for 10 M Euros and second round in 2017. of 30 M Euros. She also raised 10 M Euros for EU founds. Monika has been actively involved in all of the projects the company was working on which gave her a chance to develop the strategic segments of the company’s business. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Zagreb and is also a certified project manager.
Plug and Play Tech Center (plugandplaytechcenter.com) is the most active VC in Silicon Valley and the largest innovation platform in the world bringing together the best startups, investors, and the world’s largest corporations. Livia Toth is Ventures Associate at Plug and Play’s Mobility Vertical in Stuttgart (startup-autobahn.com) where she is responsible for finding new technologies for corporations like Daimler, Porsche, Deutsche Post DHL, ZF Friedrichshafen, BASF, Webasto, etc. Besides that, Livia is in charge of venture activities at Plug and Play’s Supply Chain & Logistics Vertical in Berlin and at Plug and Play’s Safetytech Innovation Platform in partnership with Lloyd’s Register in London.
Clare has more than 20 years’ senior management experience working across multiple sectors such as motor retail, high street retail, telecoms and software, always in fast-paced organisations undertaking transformation and change programmes including M&A activity. Clare has been employed by Jardine Motors Group, as Group HRD since April 2015.
Clare is passionate about bringing greater diversification into the UK workplace and is a key industry figure in changing perceptions that automotive retail can offer a fulfilling and enjoyable career for talented people.
Part of her work to campaign in this area includes being an ambassador for Retail Week’s Be Inspired initiative, as well as a regular speaker for Speakers 4 Schools, Women Ahead and the Automotive 30% Club. Clare’s commitment to inspiring future female leaders was recognized in this year’s Autocar’s Great British Women where she was awarded 2018 winner in the HR category.
Clare holds a post graduate diploma in HR Management, is a Fellow member of the CIPD and has a Masters certificate with the Financial Times in Non-Executive Directorship. In 2016, Clare along with her team were awarded Global HR team of the year and engagement strategy by Jardine Matheson Group.
Graduate in Automation Technology from the Krefeld university, Uwe Kueppers started his professional career 1986
Uwe has more than 25 years experience in the manufacturing environment and with industrial software and automation products. He spent 5 years as an application engineer with Schiess a major manufacturer of heavy machine tool builder before he started to be involved of developing the first Industrial pc´s and the use of pc equipment to control and optimize palletize systems. Prior to Incuity and Wonderware, Uwe has built up the sales area for an engineering company and sold automation solution to all kinds of manufacturing segments. After running his own business Uwe joined Wonderware in 1994 as regional sale manager in the west part of Germany. 1995 he moved to the head quarter in the US to develop the OEM program. In this timeframe Uwe gained also international expirience in Asia. Since 1997 he was leading the sales organization of the German operation including the ERP and Maintenance sales which came through Wonderware in 1999. January 2001 he took over the position as managing director in Scandinavia where he was building up the new entity which was created in April 2001 with a clear focus on adding value to their customers business. In 2003 Uwe became the additional responsibility of the German operation as Managing Director. April 2005 he exepted the position as Director Business Development and Marketing EMEA where he was responsible for extending the established markets and grow new emergency market segments or area. Together with his Marketing manager he developed the marketing strategies for Wonderware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His primary goal was to grow significant the business in EMEA as well as identifying new potential business segments.
In April 2006 he opened Incuity Systems GmbH representing Incuity Software Inc. in Europe. His primary goal was to grow the business with Incuity in the area of Business Intelligence for Manufacturing with it´s product Incuity EMI. To built up a company with a new product for a new market segment with a new company name has been a real challenge. He has built up his company Incuity Systems GmbH to provide now service, support, sales and marketing for all european and Middle east countries.
Since the aqusition of Incuity by Rockwell automation Uwe was responsible since May 15th 2008 as VP EMEA sales for Inquity
In October 2008 Uwe was appointed as Director of Software for the EMEA region for Information solution and since 2012 he is focusing on the CPG and Discrete segment within EMEA.
Since Jan 2014 Uwe was also appointed to the Chairman of the EMEA board of Mesa International a non profitable association focusing since more than 20 years on Manufacturing.
Uwe Kueppers is married and has a son and a daughter.