Dr.-Ing. Michael Göller
Founder – Speaker – Trainer

AI – Project management – Agile – Software Engineering –
Automotive Software – ADAS – Robotics – Founding

I’m Michael,

AI enthusiast and founder. I started in research in mobile robotics and AI, then I was in the automotive industry in R&D for sensors and driver assistance systems.

Today, I am a Co-Founder at NISAR with the goal of improving the efficiency of automotive software development and bridging gaps between different ecosystems.

A major concern of mine is the exchange of experience. Only together will we master today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. That’s why I’m an active speaker and co-initiator of the “Better Together – Community.Smartest.Industries” initiative.

II also offer training and consulting, especially in project management and (automotive) software engineering. A pragmatic approach is important to me here: combining the methods in the best possible way goes beyond implementing them ‘by the book’. For example, Agile and V-Model don’t have to be a contradiction and Agile and FUSI also get along well.



– Degree in computer science, PhD in mobile robotics
– PMP Project Management Professional of the PMI – Project Management Institute
– Certified Functional Safety Engineer ISO26262, TÜV Süd
– Internal Auditor QM ISO 9001 LRQA, International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA)

Selected research projects:

– Service robots in highly dynamic environments
– On-Orbit Satellite Servicing and AI-aided Satellite Design

Selected industrial projects:

– Audi zFAS – central ECU Driver Assistance Systems – first domain ECU.
– Audi – central 6D self-motion estimation for all driver assistance systems
– Continental next Generation Imaging Radar – first series imaging radar on the market


Impuls Talk




Organizational Development:

I offer experience in process management and quality management: I have introduced QM according to ISO 9001 myself as QMB and audited as internal auditor, designed and optimized development processes for Agile Development, ASPICE, ISO26262 and implemented them efficiently with Process Engines. Today, I am particularly interested in combining BPM with AI and with Data Science, as we know it from computer science.

– Entrepreneurship / Founding,

– Transformation, Industry 4.0, AI in BPM, Data Science,

– Process Management, Lean Management, Quality Management, ISO 9001 and extensions to 13485, Change Management,


(Software) Engineering & Project Management:

I offer 15+ years of experience in international development projects: from research & consortium projects with small teams to series projects with 300+ members. Pioneered the introduction of Agile in automotive and one of the first with ASPICE Lv2 in OEM project.

– Project Management (according to PMI), Agile (KANBAN, SCRUM, FDD, scaling varinats),

– ASPICE, Functional Safety (ISO 26262, HARA, FMEA, FMEDA), Risk Management, Test Management ISTQB,

– Architecture and System Design


I have many years of experience in research in the field of mobile robotics, AI and optimization algorithms, as well as in R&D in the field of automated driving and sensor technology – the highlight was certainly the preparation of an experiment on the ISS.

– Autonomous and automated driving, Mobility, mobile Robotics, Sensor Fusion, Radar, Laser, Lidar, Mono/Stereo/TOF Cameras,

– AI, Neural Networks, Ontologies, logical reasoning mechanisms, optimization algorithms,

– Cloud & IoT,

– Middleware




Pending, Q2/2024:
Industrial Software Engineering

Biologically Motivated Robotic Systems with emphasis on biologically motivated AI: artificial neural networks, control architectures, and 2-6 legged walking; University of Karlsruhe / KIT 2008-2013

Held trainings

Training course: Introduction for prospective project managers, half-year course, EFS, Audi Subsidiary

Coaching Junior Lead Engineers in Project Management, Continental

Training : Teambuilding and conflict management in projects

Training: Automotive Software Engineering

Training: Functional Safety in development projects

Talks, round tables, panel discussions

Association of the Bavarian Metal and Electrical Industry :  IT manager circles, 7 events Q1+2/2024
Change management: introduction of AI-supported processes

TÜV-Süd safe.tech 2024 – Functional safety in railroad, automotive and automation technology
AI as a tool in the development of safety-relevant systems?

Bayern Innovativ: AI and Transformation Seminar 2023:
AI as new Tool in Automotive SW-Engineering – Consequences, opportunities and risks

Association of the Bavarian Metal and Electrical Industry
Entrepreneurs Excellence Day “Venture-Clienting, a Win-Win Model for Established Enterprises and Start-ups

Association of the Bavarian Metal and Electrical Industry
Business Excellence Day 2023: Keynote: AI – Quo Vadis: Generating Innovations with AI

Association of the Bavarian Metal and Electrical Industry
Venture.Bar: Round table host on “Better Together – join forces to approach the challenges of transformation“

Open Bosch Forum:
Panel discussion on venture clienting and startup ecosystem China and Germany.

Investment Forum Nanjing 2022: Digitalization and Sustainability
Pulse talk on the topic of transformation in the automotive industry: IoT, Cloud and the way to the Software Defined Vehicle

Tech Talk: Pre- to Series Development with an Agile Approach

Workshop On Interactive Service Robots in Specific Applications and Environments – Design, Systems, Studies, and Evaluation, at the 19th IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Keynote and impulse presentation.

Study Center for the Visually Impaired: Keynote presentation on how new developments in robotics and computer vision can make everyday life easier for the visually impaired.

Client testimonials

“I had the chance to listen to your presentation yesterday at Bayme’s Business Excellence Day and found it really inspiring. Thank you very much for that!” [translated]

“Servus Michael,
was a great presentation from you at the BUSINESS.EXCELLENCE.DAY!!! Has been very well received. Keep it up!” [translated]

“Your project management training was one of the best I’ve had in a long time!” [translated]