Dr. Michael Schlenkrich studied Theoretical Physics and Chemistry at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He joint Silicon Graphics (SGI), leading multiple technology projects. In 1999, he initiated the creation of a Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) Solution at BMW AG, Audi AG, and VW (referred to as CAE-Bench). In 2001, he joint MSC.Software as product management for the SPDM solution (SimManager) and later led the global services team delivering the SPDM solutions. Since 2018, Michael Schlenkrich is a product manager and product strategist at MSC for Cloud Strategy and Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML). In this function, Michael Schlenkrich has initiated a VTD SCALE as a solution for testing and validation of AV and ADAS functions.