BigLever Software CEO to Chair the Smart Automotive Variant Conference

The Conference Will Bring Together Innovators, Thought Leaders and Pioneers from Leading Automotive Companies and Technology Providers

AUSTIN, Texas – November 26, 2013 BigLever Software™, the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) solutions, today announced that Dr. Charles Krueger, the company's Founder and CEO, has been invited to chair the Smart Automotive Variant Conference to be held on November 28-29 in Berlin, Germany. This event will bring together the industry's top automotive companies and solution providers to discuss leading-edge technology and current challenges associated with managing product diversity and turning engineering complexity into competitive advantage.

As Conference Chairman, Dr. Krueger will play a pivotal role in leading the event, provide insight into key topics of discussion, spur debate and facilitate interaction among the conference delegates. Conference delegates include representatives from such organizations as BMW, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar, Siemens, Volvo, and Volkswagen.

In addition to chairing the conference, Dr. Krueger will serve on the Conference Advisory Board and will present a poster session on day 2 of the event. This session will spotlight how the latest advances in product line engineering are impacting the automotive industry by enabling companies to gain control over the astronomical complexity of their sub-system and product variants.

"It is an honor to be invited to chair the Smart Automotive Variant Conference," said Dr. Krueger. "This is an important new technology event for the automotive industry. In the face of rapidly growing complexity, due to sophisticated new technology features such as active safety and the introduction of alternative fuel vehicles, the automotive industry is at an inflection point. This conference will bring together thought leaders to explore breakthrough ideas and new paradigms for the future of automotive engineering."