Lars Dittmann studied electrical engineering in Karl-Marx-Stadt/Chemnitz, and equipment technology at the FHTW (University of Applied Sciences) in Berlin. Since 1999 he has been working as an EOQ auditor and software assessor for the Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg. As head of Software Quality Assurance he established QA measures such as SPICE supplier assessments for the purchasing department. At present he is responsible for IT Lifecycle and Quality within the IT department of the Volkswagen Group. He is an Automotive SPICE® Principal Assessor and has conducted more than 40 assessments as a lead assessor. He was project leader of Automotive SPICE® AUTOSIG Group and spokesman of HIS working group “Process Assessment”. He is also a member of the iNTACS Advisory Board and is responsible for the technical content of all iNTACS ISO/IEC 15504 and Automotive SPICE® exams worldwide.