EuroSPI² 2021 Key Notes

Challenges to become a software enabled car company from a quality perspective

Abstract: Volkswagen announced in 2020/2021 to become a software enabled car company. This
goes a long with the big challenge to achieve a good quality rating from the user
perspective and an Automotive SPICE Level 2 in all our software products.
Within this presentation we’ll give a short overview view of the challenges we are
currently facing, both from technical point of view and from the quality point of
view and how we are going to address them especially from the software process
improvement perspective.

CV: Haiko Etzel is currently working in the software quality department for supplier
quality. He studied mathematics at the university of applied science in Flensburg.
After developing about 8 years different types of software he started to be
interested first in to software testing and then very soon with software quality. In
2012 he started in the quality departed of IAV GmbH in Gifhorn, Germany where he
leaded an improvement project to reach an Automotive SPICE Level 1 in an OEM
Assessment. In 2019 he joined the Volkswagen Group in the quality department and is
now conducting a lot of Automotive SPICE Assessments at different suppliers and also


Haiko Etzel, Volkswagen AG, Germany

ASA Automotive Skills Alliance - Integrating European Blueprint Projects into a European Alliance

Abstract: DRIVES as a European Blueprint project developed a Learn-Compass platform for the Automotive and will establish in 2021 a DRIVES FRamework Platform supporting a future ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance).  ALBATTS as a European BLUEPRINT project develops a skills agenda for E-Mobility and electrification in Europe.

Both projects are under the guidance of the ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association and established recently an ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance) for Europe.

Curriculum vitae: Petr Dolejsi was born in 1977 in Prague. He has graduated PhD. in Economics and Social policy at the University of Economics in Prague, following the Masters´ degree in Economics and Reginal policy. He also passed several courses and stages, including scholarhip at the Universite Cathollique du Louvain in Belgium.
He has started his career within the public services on different, leaving the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic at the Head of Unit post to Permanent representation in Brussels in 2004. He became member of the Presidency team in 2009 chairing the Competitiveness and Growth working party of the Council. In 2010 he joined ACEA and became a Director for Mobility and Sustainable transport, with a specific focus on CO2 policy, industrial policy and alternative

Gamification Implementation in Automotive SW Development Environment to Increase Teams Engagement

Abstract: Engagement of different teams in complex organizations lead team members to be more productive, more motivated and lower the possibility of quitting. Gamification is one of the tools that we can rely on to increase different teams’ engagement. Gamification is known as a fun increasing factor in doing the normal day-to-day work while achieving the desired objectives. In this paper, we present a Gamification framework that can be used to achieve our defined engagement drives. In addition, we are presenting our practical experience in applying some gamification strategies and approaches into one of the most complex sectors which is the Automotive sector, in which there is a paradigm shift especially with all of these new technologies like, Autonomous driving, Artificial intelligence, machine learning, wireless communication and cyber security.

CVs: Samer, Khaled and Mourad are Automotive SPICE Assessors, IATF 16949 and ISO 9001. They have more than 10 years of experience in the Automotive industry. They are working in Valeo, an automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide, as experts in processes improvement and assessments. Their main mission is to perfrom processes improvement intitaive to improve the currently used processes for Sys & SW development to be compliant with the new emerging technologies in the automotive market like Autonomous driving, Artificial intelligence, wireless communication, cyber security. As Valeo Assessors, they lead the assessments which cover a wide range of projects in USA, Germany, Spain, China, India, France, Czech, Ireland and Egypt.

Link to Automotive Supplier VALEO.

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