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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Company: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Title: Professor, Director of Institute of Information Management in Engineering
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Fields of operation: Education, Digital, Technology
Prof. Jivka Ovtcharova is Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Information Management in Engineering (IMI) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2003. She is also Director for Process and Data Management in Engineering (field: Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering) at the Karlsruhe Research Center for Information Technology (FZI). Holding PhDs in mechanical engineering and in computer science, Prof. Ovtcharova worked in the automotive industry for over 10 years and headed the Process and Integration Center of General Motors Europe. As she was greatly interested in virtual engineering, Prof. Ovtcharova founded the Lifecycle Engineering Solutions Center (LESC) at KIT – a unique, interdisciplinary facility for interactive studying as well as a holistic development and training environment. In September 2014, she opened the ‘Industry 4.0 Collaboration Lab’, aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of day-to-day businesses through extensive digitalisation, networking and real-time-enabled solutions.