Design & Manufacturing – Ideation

Building a RealTime platform and connecting to the Multiverse

Heiko Wenczel

The future is RealTime, so what does it take to build a platform for it?
Why are gaming engines important in that platform and why does it need
to be an open platform that is connected to the multiverse of creators.

Personal Profile
Heiko Wenczel
Head of Detroit Lab – Epic Games

Heiko Wenczel started his post-graduate career as an architect for Mercedes Benz in 2004 with a focus on planning and visualization.
Targeting data models and processes, he continued working in the plant simulation space and finally joined a team focused on building the next generation visualization and configuration system for Mercedes passenger cars.
With innovations in data management and configurable animations, Heiko joined Mackevision as President and moved to Detroit in 2008 establishing Mackevision Corporation in the Motor City.
Since then, he was involved in several global automotive creative content pipelines for major automotives as well as in the promotion of Mackevision’s innovations by starting and supporting several studios in the US and Asia.
After the acquisition by Accenture Interactive in 2018, Heiko worked as a Managing Director on the transfer of these technologies to all industry verticals.
In a return to innovation and technology Heiko joined Epic Games as an industry manager in 2019 to drive development of next generation data and visualization platforms in automotive and manufacturing.

Company Presentation
Epic Games

Territory is an independent design studio with a unique approach to motion, brand and digital experiences. Bringing deep expertise of narrative design for film and games, our multidisciplinary teams blend creative with technology to realise compelling future facing experiences that resonate with todays audiences, users and consumers.
With growing studios in London, New York and San Francisco, our clients span film, games, broadcast, technology and entertainment, retail, transport, healthcare and finance, consumer and business to business.