Managing the complexity: What can we learn from standardization for e-mobility?


The standardization of electric vehicles charging interfaces was and still is a topic related to many activities. Several standards have to be developed from scratch at the same time. This is in contrast to many established topics where standards are developed incrementally one by one. The resulting complexity of standardization work is something which can challenge experts and standardization organizations to their limits.

Therefore, this session will discuss solutions to manage complexity and hence give recommendations for standardization work for many fast moving technologies.

This session will…

  • … provide experience with standardization roadmaps for the management of standardization work
  • … give recommendations for the cooperation with regulators
  • … address the issue of speed in standardization work
  • … identify best practice examples of interdisciplinary work of recent years
  • … provide a platform for discussing your experience and proposals


Mario Beier

Head of the DIN Strategic Projects
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.

After graduating in business administration and engineering, Mario Beier began his career within the Innovation Department of DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, focusing on business development. He has been responsible for the project management of various projects related to innovation and standardization. Since 2009 he has been responsible for the Electromobility Office in DIN where he coordinates standardization activities in the electric vehicles sector in Germany and throughout the world. Currently, Mr. Beier is also Head of the DIN Strategic Projects Unit, where he is responsible for large-scale projects such as lean management.

Dr. Cyriacus Adrianus Bleijs


Cyriacus Bleijs has a long career as a research scientist and as an industrial engineer. He has been actively working in the domain of the electric vehicle ever since he joined EDF as technical manager of the EDF EV research project in 1990. At that time he was also responsible for the EV test laboratory for testing of infrastructure and electric vehicles.
Since that time he has always been closely associated with all development and standardization work on electric vehicles and accompanied EV development since the first period of experimentation of electric vehicles during the 1990s.That period saw the deployment of the first 7000 EVs in France with a total of 1500 EVs in the EDF fleet.
He had and still has several standardization positions. Besides others he is currently convener of IEC/TC 69/WG4 and he was chairman of IEC/TC 69.

Jack Pokrzywa


Jack Pokrzywa is responsible for the overall performance of the SAE Ground Vehicle Standards global program, including new business development, international standards harmonization, and liaison with other standards development organizations. In his responsibility for managing SAE Ground Vehicle Standards, he interacts regularly with trade associations, government agencies, national, regional and international standards developing organizations, and inspection authorities.

Dr. Norbert Verweyen

Head of efficiency
innogy SE

Dr. Norbert Verweyen is head of efficiency at innogy SE. Since 2009 he has been responsible for the business area of energy efficiency technologies, supporting customers to use energy as energy-saving, convenient and safe as possible. This is where innogy SE sets standards with innovative approaches and new products in all areas related to electromobility, smart homes, solar systems and state-of-the-art power stores.

In the National Platform for E-Mobility Dr. Verweyen is head of the working group on charging infrastructure and is committed to ensuring that electric cars can be charged anywhere easily and safely – be it at home, at work or while on the move.

Location: Kap Europa

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