10th Annual PLATO North America User Conference

1 day
Oakland University, Rochester
Registration fees
Free of charge

We are pleased to announce that PLATO North America will be hosting our 10th Annual User Conference & Networking Event on May 4, 2023!

Join us (in person) for an opportunity to learn how to get more out of your investment in e1ns and leverage the knowledge of your industry peers.

Have a look at the full agenda below.

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Topics Covered

  • Strategies for efficiently implementing e1ns inside of your organization.
  • How to build user confidence and manage cultural change inside of your e1ns community.
  • Preparing for customer requirements and how Ford’s new CSR has changed the game.
  • Tactical review of e1ns in action: templates, RFMEAs and leveraging Lessons Learned.
  • Reviewing the future of e1ns and our continued investment in Engineering Risk Management.


Target Group: The conference is mainly aimed at PLATO e1ns users.

Event Contact

Selena Robinson
+1 313 486-4865


Peter Bovenzi

BorgWarner Power Drive Systems

Rhonda Brender

Nexteer Automotive

Claudia Lange

Team Lead, Plugin Project Service & Customer Care | PLATO

Florian Schmidt

Plugin Project Service & Customer Care | PLATO


8:45 - 9:15 amWelcome AddressJames McDermott | General Manager, PLATO North America
9:15 - 10:00 amBuilding a Safety Culture with Proactive Risk ManagementPeter Bovenzi | Global Chief of Engineering Excellence, Systems and Software,  BorgWarner Power Drive Systems
10:00 - 10:30 amBreak

Networking and Refreshment

10:30 - 11:15 amThe Future Roadmap for Excellence in Quality and Engineering Risk ManagementTed Tsikhlakis | Sales Manager, PLATO North America and Ron Estrada | Solutions Engineering Manager, PLATO North America
11:15 - NoonLeveraging e1ns: Mastering Reverse FMEAs and TemplatesClaudia Lange | Deputy Manager, International Business, PLATO GmbH

Florian Schmidt | Plug-in and Customer Care Lead, PLATO GmbH

12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch

Buffet Lunch and Networking

1:00 - 1:45 pmOrganizational UpdateUlrich Mangold | Chief Executive Officer, PLATO and IQS
1:45 - 2:00 pmOptimizing e1ns for Peak PerformanceBrandon Hirmiz | Customer Success Manager, IT and Infrastructure, PLATO North America
2:00 - 2:45 pmThe Five T’s of FMEARhonda Brender | Engineering Manager, Nexteer Automotive
2:45 - 3:00 pmBreak

Networking and Refreshments

3:00 - 4:00 pmWhat’s Next in e1ns?Claudia Lange | Deputy Manager, International Business, PLATO GmbH
4:00 - 5:00 pmFinal Words and Private Q&A (Optional)PLATO Team & Attendees
5:15 - 11:00 pmGroup Event: The HUB Stadium

2550 Innovation Drive, Auburn Hills, MI