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 The Fully Networked Car Workshop
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Phil Barker (Lotus Engineering)

Phil Barker has been in the automotive industry for 20 years, predominantly in the field of vehicle and chassis engineering, but for the last 6 years has worked with hybrid and electric vehicle technologies at Lotus Engineering. In response to the increasing amount of consultancy work undertaken by Lotus Engineering in this field, he holds the position of Chief Engineer.

His expertise lies in the vehicle integration and feasibility of hybrid and electric technologies into existing and all-new platforms and he also has experience in the creation of vehicle concepts using present and future technologies.
Ashweeni Kumar Beeharee (University College London)

Ashweeni Beeharee graduated with an Engineering degree from BIT (Mesra). He has an MSc and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. He has worked as Lecturer at the University of Mauritius (1996-1998), Director of Globo Consulting (2000-2005) and Chief Technical Officer/Co-Founder of Matchtooth Ltd (2008-2009). He has equally undertaken several projects in mobile technologies, virtual reality, augmented reality, navigation and is currently involved in the multi-million EU funded ITS project SafeTRIP. He is a BCS member, member of the UK delegation for ITU-T and contributing to ITU-T SG 16.
Gilles Bernard (Electricité de France (EDF))

Gilles BERNARD is in charge of innovative development within the Distribution Network Operator ERDF, a fully owned subsidiary of EDF, where he has more than 25 years experience of expertise and management in energy distribution systems. He is specially implied in the French development plan of EVs, being in particular chairman of the French WG on interoperability.
Yoram Berholtz (Red Bend Software)

Yoram Berholtz is the Director of Market Adoption at Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management. Mr. Berholtz’s main responsibilities include spearheading Red Bend’s M2M endeavors and working with Red Bend’s licensees to help them increase their usage of software updating . He has vast experience in engineering, product management and partner management with an emphasis on mobile communications technologies, having worked at Motorola, Pelephone, ECI Telecom, Intel and Marvell.
Martin Birkner (Robert Bosch)

Martin graduated from university of Constance (Germany) and The Australian National University in Administrative Science and International Relations. Martin started his career in strategic energy and telecommunication consulting in 2007 where he worked for major international corporates on business development and operational improvement assignments.

In 2005 he completed a Phd dissertation in international strategic management at the University of St. Gallen. In the same year he joined Bosch as a director of corporate strategy and developed different business fields in automotive, energy and buidling automation. Today he is Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Bosch Software Innovations and globally responsible for system project development, e.g. in the are ofE-Mobility proejcts.
Jim Bridgwater (Freescale Semiconductors)

Jim Bridgwater is marketing manager for the global Driver Information Systems market, as part of Freescale’s Automotive marketing team. He is responsible for market strategy and analysis of the Automotive Infotainment and Instrument Cluster markets, mainly focusing on 32-bit microprocessors. During his 16 years at Freescale, Jim has been involved in marketing Microprocessors, DSPs and Radio Frequency solutions for industrial and consumer applications. Previously he was a Systems Engineer at Texas Instruments.

Mr. Bridgwater received a B.Sc. degree in Electronics from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the U.K.

Mr. Bridgwater is a co-author of several system bus architecture patents relating to power saving, and has written articles on Infotainment, Graphics, Mobile TV and Wireless communications.
Marc Brogle (SAP Research)

Dr. Marc Brogle is a Senior Researcher at SAP Research in Zürich, Switzerland. Marc is responsible for the area of “Intelligent Transport Systems” (ITS) identifying new research topics and relevant trends as well as acquiring new research opportunities. He is the project lead at SAP for the EU FP7 STREP “ELVIRE” focusing on research facilitating better ICT support for drivers of electrical vehicles, the EU FP7 IP “DRIVE C2X” fostering Vehicle-to-Business (V2B) communication, and the EU FP7 IP “GEYSERS” researching the next generation of cloud computing with enhanced optical network support.

His current research interests cover V2B communication and related business models, future trends and solutions in the electric mobility domain, as well as Infrastructure/Software/Platform as a Service (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS). He regularly serves as co-chair, reviewer and expert for scientific conferences and is also a member of the ERCIM eMobility working group. In 2009, he received the “Communications Software Award” from the KuVS subchapter of the German Informatics society.

Marc has been performing research on networking related topics for many years and has profound knowledge in network and system design as well as in developing distributed applications and systems. He holds a PhD and Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Bern, Switzerland.  
Wai Chen (Telcordia Technologies)

Wai Chen received his B.S.E.E. degree from Zhejiang University; M.S.E.E., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York. Currently, he is a Director and Chief Scientist at Applied Research, Telcordia Technologies Inc. (formerly known as Bellcore). Dr. Chen has been leading a vehicular communications research program in collaboration with a major automaker, since 2000, on automotive networking technologies for vehicle safety and information applications. He was Principal Investigator of several government funded projects on advanced networking technologies research. Dr. Chen is the Series Editor for Automotive Networking – Technology, Design, and Applications of the IEEE Communications Magazine (since 2008), a Guest Editor for Special Issue on Vehicular Communications and Networks for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (IEEE JSAC, 2011), and the General Co-Chair for the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (IEEE VNC 2010, IEEE VNC 2009). He has also served as a Guest Editor for Special Issue on Inter Vehicular Communication (IVC) for the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (2006), the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2004-2006), the Co-Chair for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Workshop (IEEE V2VCOM 2005–2008) co-located at IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, the Co-Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Automotive Networking and Applications (IEEE AutoNet 2006–2008) co-located with IEEE Globecom, and the Vice Chair of Technical Program Committee for Vehicular Communications of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC Spring 2009), a Guest Editor for Special Issue on Wireless Vehicular Communications for the Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (2009), a Guest Editor for Special Issue on Delay Tolerant Networks for the Journal of Communications (2010), and the Track Chair for Vehicular Electronics and Telematics for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC Spring 2010).
Ir. Frank Daems (NXP Semiconductors)

Frank Daems has a master degree in electronics and telecom engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. He has held positions in innovation, and product marketing in consumer electronics, banking, and healthcare businesses. He was involved in early online networked consumer and banking products and services His current position is Director Business development for telematics solutions in the Business Unit Automotive Identification.
Ignacio Dizy (Telefónica Spain)

BSc Computer Science and Psychology .Texas State University-San Marcos. USA

Ignacio Dizy works at the commercial direction for Technology and Mobility Sector for Corporate Clients at Telefónica Spain promoting ICT innovation initiatives among clients and the Telefónica’s technical and research organizations. He proposes mid-term new business models and ICT services to be closely developed with clients. He is Co-leader along with Corporate Climate Change Office of the Telefónica’s Electric Vehicle Task Force.

He started his career at CIMM’s Research Center and Automind as a Knowledge Engineer developing expert systems, and then he directed the research center’s ICT Department. Five years later, he became ICT and Business Process Development consultant. He enrolled in Telefónica´s year 2000 project certifying products and services of Telefónica Sistemas. When finished with it, Ignacio coordinated and executed many mobile and fixed process development projects in the Telecom Sector Professional Services Department in Telefónica mobile Solution. From 2006, he has been coordinating ITC projects and services for Telefónica Corporate Clients.
Bernard Dugerdil, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

Bernard Dugerdil is working in the Telecommunication Industry for more than 30 years and is currently responsible to Coordinate Standards within Freescale Semiconductor (Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004 after more than 50 years as part of Motorola, Inc).

Bernard is involved in Standards for more than 15 years. He is part of Broadband Forum Technical committee leadership team (and one of the founder of DSL Forum), member of HGI (Home Gateway Initiative) Board of Director and member of ETSI Board of Director.

Bernard is an active participant to ITU-T and first contact for Freescale Semiconductor.

Bernard is currently involved in the ETSI ITS (Intelligent Transport System) TC (Technical Committee) and in the M2M (Machine to Machine) TC.

Bernard is part of ITU-T “The Fully Networked Car” workshop steering committee.
Nour-Eddin El Faouzi (NEARCTIS, INRETS)

Dr. Nour-Eddin EL Faouzi is a research Director and chair of Transport and Traffic Engineering Laboratory (LICIT), a joint Research Unit of IFSTTAR (French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks) and ENTPE – the post-graduate school of sustainable development and Public Works). He is also member of coordination team of NoE NEARCTIS.

He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Montpellier University in 1992 and Habilitation in 2008. Dr. EL FAOUZI has done extensive research in areas of traffic management and data fusion with strong emphasis on ITS applications. He is also member of NoE NEARCTIS.  
Guy Frémont (Sanef)

Guy Frémont holds a master in electrical engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC), of Paris, in 1982. He also holds a degree in Economics from the University of Paris / Panthéon-Sorbonne.

He spent the first 10 years of his career in the aerospace and defence industry, designing and developing radio navigation and guidance systems for the civil aviation and military engines.

In 1992 he joined the toll motorway sector, where he took various positions as R&D manager and Projects manager, coordinating and managing the development and implementation of tolling systems, traffic management and travellers’ information systems.

He works with Sanef since July 2007, where, as Innovative Solutions Manager, he is in charge of preparing and managing important research projects, coordinating the technological follow up of ITS products and services and supporting tolling systems development.
Hans-Georg Frischkorn (Director for Technology and Environment, Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) = German Association of the Automotive Industry)

Hans-Georg Frischkorn has joined Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA) in May 2010 as Managing Director responsible for technology and environmental affairs. Prior to that he worked for General Motors in Europe as Executive Director Vehicle Electrification. He had joined General Motors in April 2006 as Executive Director of Global Electrical Systems, Controls and Software. He was responsible for design, engineering and release of electrical systems, controls, and vehicle software, enabling the operation of functions on all GM vehicles globally, including designing the global electrical architectures. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Architecture and Systems Integration at BMW AG, where he had responsibility for electronics and software systems in all vehicle domains in pre- and series development.

In 1997 he began his career at BMW as Vice President of In-House Consulting in Development. He was responsible for the re-design of the product development process, including implementation of virtual methods, test and validation strategy, as well as launch readiness and quality. From 1999 to 2001 he was the project leader of the Z4 vehicle program.

Prior to his work at BMW, Hans-Georg Frischkorn spent 2 years at McKinsey & Company. He began his career in 1978 with IBM Germany, working his way through positions in Product Development, Systems Engineering, Business Development and IBM Management Consulting.
Chanan Gabay (Better Place)

Dr. Gabay received his Ph.D. in Engineering, Applied Mechanics from the Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY.

M.Sc. in Fracture Mechanics, from the Tel-Aviv University, IL and B.Sc. in Materials Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University, ISRAEL.

Dr. Gabay has had extensive experience in business development and top management positions as EC projects coordinator (m-ToGuide, REACT, COM2REACT).

Previously he was the worldwide application centers manager of Kulicke & Soffa -Dicing System, quality assurance director and head of material & failure analysis laboratories in the Israel Aviation Industries
Hans W. Gierlich (HEAD acoustics GmbH)

Dr.-Ing. H. W. Gierlich started his professional career in 1983 at the Institute for Communication Engineering at RWTH, Aachen. In 1988 February he received a Ph. D. in electrical engineering. In 1989 he joined HEAD acoustics Inc. in Aachen as vice president. Since 1999 he is head of the HEAD acoustics telecom division.

He is mainly involved in acoustics, speech signal processing and its perceptual effects, QOS & QOE topics, measurement technology and speech transmission quality.

He is active in ITU-T, ETSI, 3GPP, GCF, IEEE, TIA, CTIA, DKE and VDA and vice chair of the ETSI technical committee STQ and chair of the ITU-T focus group CarCom.

He is author of more than 150 scientific papers and holds five patents. He is member of ASA, IEEE, VDE and DEGA where he was chair of the “Speech Communication” committee from 2003 until March 2009.
Sébastien Grazzini (Eutelsat)

Sébastien holds a master degree in Computer Science from the EFREI French engineering school. He joined Eutelsat Innovation team in 2002, and subsequently managed Eutelsat activities within European project Mowgly, aims to provide internet access onboard of trains and aircrafts. He is currently involved in the S-Band project activities including the on-going standardisation process (DVB-SH, E-SSA) and he is the technical director of the project funded by the EC.
Denis Griot (Freescale Semiconductor)

Denis Griot’s career in the semiconductor industry spans more than thirty years.

With master degrees in solid-state physics and nuclear physics, he started his business career at Philips.

He is most known for his twenty five year tenure at Motorola Semiconductor, now Freescale, in responsibilities ranging from Manufacturing to Business Operations to Region Management.

As the Freescale Semiconductor Global Lead for the Automotive Market, Denis Griot developed an important network of relationships with the automotive suppliers as well the car manufacturers.

He is now Chairman Emeritus for Freescale EMEA and senior advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Freescale, and member of the board of two high technology start ups.
Kerry Johnson (QNX Software Systems)

Kerry Johnson has over two decades’ experience as a software design manager, product manager, and project manager in companies such as Nortel, CrossKeys, and Research In Motion (RIM). He currently works as an automotive product manager at QNX Software Systems, where he is responsible for product roadmaps and introducing new technology to the market.
Fotis Karamitsos (Director, Directorate General Mobility and Transport, The European Commission)

Mr Karamitsos is Director within the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission.

His Directorate is responsible for the development and follow-up of the implementation of Maritime transport policy, maritime safety and maritime security and environmental protection, as well as inland waterway transport.

Recently he has also been responsible for the setting up the European Satellite Navigation System GALILEO as regards policy, infrastructure and applications, and for setting the Regulatory framework for the Intelligent Transport Systems.

He is with the European Commission for over 30 years, where he has worked on various Transport issues, as well on Telecommunications, Information society, Environment, Tourism and Research and Development.

Before joining the Commission he worked with the World Health Organisation's programme on Greater Athens Pollution Control and on the Greek Academic and Public Sectors.

He holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Transportation planning from the Technical University of Athens and from Leeds University.
Pat Kennedy (Cellport Systems)

Pat Kennedy is the CEO of Cellport Systems, Boulder, Colorado. Mr Kennedy has 14 patents and develops advanced telematics connectivity architectures at the company. He has a BA in international economics from the University of Buffalo. He is a board member of the Center for Human Capital and the author of IdeaJacked: An Entrepreneur’s Story of Innovation and Treacherous Competition in Global Markets (2009).
Helen Köpman (Deputy Head of Unit “ICT for Transport”, The European Commission), Directorate-General Information Society and Media (INFSO) Ms Helen Köpman is currently holding the position of Deputy Head of Unit, ICT for Transport, at the European Commission, Directorate-General Information Society and Media, in Brussels, Belgium. She has a M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Linköping, Institute of Technology, Sweden.

The unit's main responsibility is planning and managing Community supported research in the area of Information and Communications Technologies applied to transportation and mobility, as well as managing the highly successful joint industry - public sector eSafety initiative. The research actions of the unit cover safety, energy efficiency, logistics and mobility.

Ms Köpman joined the European Commission in 2003 as Planning and Programming Officer, in the management of the international dimension of the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development.

Ms. Köpman has a thorough industrial experience, and has worked in the management for ICT service development in various international companies that include Infonet, AT&T Unisource and Cap Gemini.
Timo Kosch (BMW Group)

Timo Kosch is currently a team manager for BMW Group Research and Technology. He is responsible for projects on distributed systems, including research topics like cooperative systems for traffic efficiency and active safety, connected vehicle infrastructures and automotive security. He has contributed to a number of national and international research programs, e.g. as Coordinator for the European project COMeSafety, head of system development for the German Car2X field trial and chair of the architecture working group for the Car-to-Car Communication Consortium for which he is now serving as a Steering Committee member. He has published several scientific and technical articles and has supported the organisation of a number of scientific workshops and conferences.
Enno Liess, IEC Vice- President, on behalf of World Standards Cooperation (ITU, ISO, IEC)

Mr Liess began his term as IEC Vice-President on 1 October 2007 with special responsibility for establishing the Market Strategy Board (MSB). An electrical engineering graduate with a long international military career, in 1992 he joined DKE, the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (and German National Committee of the IEC), becoming its Managing Director in 1997 and also serving as Secretary of the NC. From 2001 to 2006 he was Chief Executive of VDE, the parent association for DKE, and has additionally chaired the Board of EUREL, the Convention of National Societies of Electrical Engineers of Europe.
Paul Lin (Corporate Spokesman and Senior Manager of Overseas Marketing Dept., BYD)

Joined in the BYD AUTO overseas business at the beginning, been the Senior Manager for US market. At year 2008, Became the Senior Manager of Overseas Marketing Dept in BYD AUTO. Mainly charging for Global strategy, PR, Brand building, Product planning, and Channel Management.

MBA from Beijing University, Guanghua Management School.
Samuel Loyson (Marketing Director, Orange)

I studied engineering at french Ecole Polytechnique with a specialization in Information Technologies, completed with marketing and business training at EM Lyon.

I joined Orange-France Telecom R&D branch in 2000, working on speech processing and natural dialog technologies. Held several positions there and finally managed the firsts operational deployments projects for large banking accounts and Orange customer services IVR.
In 2006, I joined Orange strategic marketing to work on Group product roadmap and manage innovation transfer process.

In 2008, took over the role of marketing director, connected car and transportation, where my role to make the "connected car" vision a reality and position Orange as a key player in this area.
Pierre Malaterre (4iCOM)

Pierre Malaterre was Vehicle System Electronic Manager within a French car manufacturer. He is an Electronics Engineer (ESME) since 1967 and received his Doctorate in Electrochemistry in 1970.

He began his career in the Digital Telecommunications business as a Technical Manager. Following that, he worked in Automotive Electronics for an equipment manufacturer.

During last 15 years, he has worked in Car company participating in the company's electronics strategy. He has been member, at steering committee level, of several groups: ISO, AMIC, OSEK...."

He is now retired and senior consultant in 4Icom, where he brings his knowledge in Automotive electronic technique and world.
Kevin McKinley (International Organization for Standardization (ISO))

Deputy Secretary-General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) since 2003. Based in Geneva Switzerland, ISO is the leading international non-governmental standardization organization comprising a network of national institutes from 163 countries and with a collection of more than 18'000 published standards addressing key global challenges in such areas as healthcare, public safety, information technology, services, climate change, energy, security and the social responsibility of organizations.

Served three years as a Director at the Standards Council of Canada, a Crown Corporation responsible for Canada's National Standards System. Previously held posts at the Canadian Standards Association, Canada's largest standards development organization and addressed national standardization issues in business management and worker safety.

Professional career started in 1988 in the oil and gas industry at Esso Petroleum Canada serving as a Construction Project Engineer and later as the Contact Engineer supporting Esso's environmental operations at Sarnia Refinery in Ontario, Canada.

Studied in Canada with a Bachelor of Science in 1985 from the University of Ottawa and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.
Arnaud de Meulemeester (ATX Group)

Arnaud de Meulemeester has more than 20 years of experience within the automotive industry. He was previously with PSA Peugeot Citroën, where he held leadership roles within its IT, Product Planning and Telematics organizations. In his last five years at PSA, he was responsible for its Services and Telematics groups, where he deployed telematics-based emergency and traffic services, and fleet management applications within nine countries in Western Europe.

He has been managing director of ATX's operations in Europe since joining in 2008.

De Meulemeester holds an engineering degree from “Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne” and his post-graduate degree at ISIA, École des Mines de Paris.
Eva Molnar (Director of Transport Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE))

Since September, 2007, she has been the Director of Transport Division at the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECE) for Europe.

She has spent more than twenty years of her career in transportation, and from time to time also in other infrastructure sectors, like telecommunications. She has gained experience in governmental, private sector and inter-governmental organizations, as well as in the academic life.

Before joining the UNECE, she was on a sabbatical and lectured at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in the Transport Economics Faculty. Before that she spent 8 years in the World Bank and as Sector Manager for Transport in the Europe and Central Asia region where she supervised transport investment projects, a variety of analytical work, as well contributed to different Bank publications. While working for the Hungarian Ministry of Transport (1984-1994), as Director General for International Affairs(1990-1994), Ms. Molnar was in charge of negotiating bilateral and multilateral agreements (road transport, civil aviation, inland navigation, railways etc.); she supervised Hungary’s accession to various organizations and legal instruments, such as ECMT, CEPT, ECAC, EUROCONTROL, EUTELSAT and INTELSAT. She also served as the Hungarian Member of the Committee of Deputies of ECMT/OECD. In between her work as a civil servant and university lecturer, Ms. Molnar founded and ran a consulting company called Infraconsult (1995-1998). The company was engaged in various feasibility studies and research programmes related to transport and other infrastructure sectors, and prepared, among other things, a comprehensive draft of EU integration and accession strategy in transport and telecommunication. At different times of her career she was the CEO of a Hungarian road transport company KAPOS VOLAN; she was a member of the supervisory board of Raaberbahn, a joint Hungarian-Austrian railway operator; and she was a member of the supervisory board of other road transport enterprises. She used to be the marketing director of the joint management training program organised by the Budapest University of Economics and the Indiana University (US).
Marc Osajda (Freescale Semiconductors)

Marc Osajda is Global Automotive Marketing Manager for Freescale Semiconductor in Munich, Germany. He is responsible for market strategy and analysis of the automotive semiconductor market.

Marc joined Motorola's European semiconductor business, now Freescale, in 1992 as a design engineer. From 1995 to 2004, Marc was involved with the European Automotive industry, respectively as application engineer, Marketing Engineer and Program Manager

In 2005 Marc moved to Munich and joined the Automotive Global Sales & Marketing organization. He is now in charge of global automotive Marketing.

Marc holds several patents in the field of automotive sensors and has published numerous articles on automotive electronics.

Marc holds an engineering degree in mechanics and electronics from the French “Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers” (ENSAM) in Paris.

Marc resides in Munich, Germany.
Paolo Pagano (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) Research Unit, Pisa)

PAOLO PAGANO received his M.S. degree in Physics in 1999 from Trieste University (I). In 2003 he received his Ph.D. degree in High Energy Physics from Trieste University having worked for the COMPASS collaboration at CERN (CH). In 2004 he was hired by HISKP at Bonn University (D). In 2006 he received a Master in Computer Science from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa (I). In the same year he joined the REal-TIme System (RETIS) laboratory of the Scuola. From 2009 he is with the CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications). He is leading the Real-time Wireless Networks team at Sant'Anna University in Pisa. His research activities have a specific focus on Wireless Sensor Networks applied to traffic monitoring. He is the spokesperson of the IPERMOB project ( funded by the Tuscan executive board within the POR CREO 2007-2013 framework program. He co-authored about 50 peer reviewed papers to international journals and conferences.
Jean-Charles Pandazis (ERTICO)

Jean-Charles Pandazis holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the EPFL in Lausanne and from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

He built his career at Bosch Corporate Research in the field of Driver Assistance. Seconded by Bosch to ERTICO from 1996 to 2003, he developed a “shared vision for ITS in Europe 20 years ahead”, then developed and led EC research projects related to map databases and driver assistance, in particular EVIDENCE and NextMAP, he also initiated the AGORA, ActMAP and MAPS&ADAS projects. He was the first coordinator of the industry-driven forum ADASIS.

In 2009, he joined ERTICO (, as Head of Sector EcoMobility, including ITS for ElectroMobility. Currently he is the coordinator of the EC Integrated Project eCoMove (
George Paterson (Axeon)

Born in 1965 in Fife, Scotland. Studied Mechanical and Production Engineering at college for 3 years and worked as Senior Design Engineering with a lighting company for 17 years. In 1999 I left to join Axeon Power in Dundee, Scotland as Engineering Design Manager. Over seven years the design department expanded and the focus of the company changed from mobile phone batteries to large automotive batteries. In 2007 I moved into Engineering Sales. In December 2010 I became Director of Sales focusing mainly on automotive and large energy storage opportunities.
Scott Pennock (QNX Software Systems)

Scott Pennock worked at AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs for 10 years, assessing and improving the speech communications performance of telephony terminals and networks. He then worked at OnStar on speech technologies for 5 years. More recently, he worked at Apple in the iPhone group. He joined QNX Software Systems in 2008, where he works as a software developer. Scott Pennock received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Michigan State University and his Master’s of Science in applied psychology from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Stéphane Petti (Orange)

Stéphane joined Orange Business Services in May 2010, in the international M2M competence center, based in Brussels where he is in charge of developing the activity in the automotive sector and help making connected cars a reality. He worked before during 10 years in Aisin AW co. (Toyota group) where he held several R&D positions from powertrain, to ITS. The last 4 years he was managing the advanced engineering group in the Navigation department of the EU subsidiary.

Stéphane holds a PhD in Robotics form the School of Mines of Paris, where he enjoyed working on autonomous vehicles. He has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Kansas and a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Compiègne.

He enjoys Belgium life since more than 12 years with his wife and two kids.
Jack Pokrzywa, (SAE, International, USA)

Jack Pokrzywa is a Director of SAE Ground Vehicle Standards program which consists of over 500 technical committees, 7,800 participating experts and over 2,000 existing standards. He is responsible for the overall performance of the SAE Ground Vehicle Standards support system as well as new business development, international standards harmonization, and liaison with other standards development organizations.

In the international arena, he is US TAG Co-Chairman to ISO TC22 (Road Vehicles), representing the US based auto and truck standardization activities in the ISO TC22 Strategic Planning group.

He is a voting member of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) in the US. Prior to joining SAE International, Pokrzywa was with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), where he managed various projects for the global OEMs and major automotive suppliers.

Before joining AIAG, Jack held management positions in the US, Germany and the UK with Octal, a Silicon Valley engineering software developer, where he was responsible for initial start-up, daily operation, sales and marketing in Europe.
Reinhard Scholl (ITU-T)

Reinhard Scholl is Deputy to the Director of the ITU-T Secretariat (TSB) since September 2002. Previously he has been with Siemens in Munich, Germany and with ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois, USA.
David Schutt (Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International)

David Schutt, PhD, is SAE International’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for overseeing SAE International’s global management and operations. SAE International is a non-for-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to advancing mobility technology to better serve humanity. Its 128,000—engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 100 countries—develop technical standards, publish authoritative literature, and share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is the world’s resource for designing, building, maintaining and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Schutt also serves as the President of the Performance Review Institute, which advances the interests of the mobility and related industries through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government and the public. It provides a full range of programs and services designed to improve manufacturing process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration between global stakeholders in the mobility and other interested industries.

Schutt serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards, national commissions and local organizations. He is Vice President-America on the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies’ (FISITA) Executive Board and is a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Finance Committee. He was appointed Commissioner, U.S. National Commission for the United National Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by the U.S. Secretary of State.

Prior to joining SAE International in 2007, Schutt worked at the American Chemical Society (ACS) in several executive management positions.

Schutt holds a doctorate in physical chemistry from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College. He also earned an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
Gérard Ségarra (Renault)

Gérard Ségarra graduated with a Engineer diploma from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France) and with a Master in mathematics from the university of Paris 6. He joined Renault in 1984 to deploy telecommunication systems. He is currently expert in telematics in Renault Engineering division, representing Renault in C2C-CC Steering Committee and Chairman of ETSI TC ITS WG1 dedicated to ITS applications requirements and services.
T. Russell Shields (Chair, Ygomi)

T. Russell Shields is founder and Chair of Ygomi LLC. Mr. Shields has a 40-year track record of creating and developing businesses that define new industries, including software engineering, business services, wireless communications, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). In 2008, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in the category of Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Mr. Shields is a Board Member of the ITS World Congress, a former Officer and founding Board Member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), former chair of the Communications Committee of the Transportation Research Board (National Research Council), and Convener of the Working Group developing international standards for wireless communications for ITS (ISO/TC204/WG16). He received the 1998 SAE Delco Electronics Intelligent Transportation Systems Award for distinguished service to the ITS industry, was named an SAE Fellow in 2007, and was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America’s ITS Hall of Fame in 2008. Mr. Shields holds a BA in mathematics from Wichita State University and two degrees (an MA in history and an MBA) from the University of Chicago.
Fumihiko Tom Tomita (Telecommunication Technology Committee, Japan)

Fumihiko “Tom” Tomita is responsible for the leadership in future cross-industry ICT innovation projects in the Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC), and also in the research strategy in the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan. He received the B.S. degree in physics and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in geophysics from the Tohoku University of Japan. After the Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science of Tohoku University, he joined the Radio Research Laboratory (RRL), the direct ancestor of NICT. He launched the “Space Weather Program” in Japan in 1988, and, has been supervising many kind of research strategy and program of NICT. He has been a Director of the Kashima Space Research Center, an Executive Director of the Basic Research Department, an Executive Director of the Planning Department of the NICT, and a Secretary General of the ICT Standardization and Intellectual Property Promotion Center (iSIPc) since 2008.

He has been interested in the next-generation smarter communication world based on ICT. Especially, an on-going revolution around new energy vehicles has a potential to be an entrance to the new social infrastructure for the world sustainable human happiness.
Johannes Tulusan (SAP Research)

Johannes Tulusan received his MSc. in Management and Information Systems at the London School of Economics, London, UK. He is currently continuing his Ph.D. in the field of Electric Vehicles at the University St. Gallen and ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Before he was a scholar at Cambridge University, UK.

At the same time he is working at SAP Research and is responsible for projects related to Electric Mobility, Electric Vehicles and Car2Car communication.

Before that, Johannes Tulusan worked at the headquarter of SAP AG (Germany) for several years as a business development specialist and advisor for the latest software solutions (SAP NetWeaver and Service Oriented Architecture) and advised global corporations.
Bernadette Villeforceix (Orange)

Bernadette Villeforceix received the Ph D degree in optical and microwave communications from the University Of Limoges, France in may 1981. Working in Orange Labs since this date, she is a senior R&D Architect currently in charge of architecture studies on innovative networks in mobility conditions and on intelligent transport systems, member of Orange Labs architect’s community.

She is expert in satellite communications and in radio access networks and senior architect in innovative mobility networks for transportation. She holds one patent on radio access technology for the coverage extension of wireless networks and handover optimization inside this coverage.

She was in charge of technical studies (at physical, MAC and network layers) for the design and development of the internet access solution currently deployed in SNCF high speed trains TGVs. Responsible for France Telecom in DVB standardization bodies, she was involved in several field trials demonstrating services supported by broadcast and unicast access networks (DVB RCS, DVB S2 and DVB SH).

Her current research interest include cooperative systems for ITS V2V and V2I vehicular communications and network mobility architectures allowing multiple radio access and QoS management in a mobile router. She is in charge of architecture studies in the frame of vehicular networks to design and develop the new interfaces and protocols enabling the mobile router enhancements to fit with ITS cooperative networks requirements.
Jürgen Weyer (Vice President Automotive Sales EMEA, Freescale Semiconductors)

Juergen Weyer is Vice President of the EMEA region for Automotive.

Juergen joined the company in 1980 as a product marketing engineer for logic ICs. Since that time, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of marketing, operations and sales. From 1987 to 1992, Juergen was the product marketing manager for ASICs. In 1992, he relocated to Toulouse as operations manager, MOS Digital Analog Division (MDAD). During this time, he also managed the Wireless Operation with the Communications and Advanced Consumer Technologies Group (CACTG), moving on to become operations manager for Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) within the Wireless Subscriber Systems Group. He returned to Munich in May 1998 to take the position of director of global sales for the Transportation Systems Group EMEA/Asia-Pac.

A native of Germany, Juergen studied electronics at the Fachhochschule Coburg. After completing his degree, he joined Motorola (now Freescale Semiconductor).
Takeshi Yamamoto (NEC Corporation, ITS Business Promotion Center)

1988: Received BS degree in pure and applied science from University of Tokyo
1996: Received MS degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California.

1988: Joined NEC Corporation
1988-2000: Engaged in development of Digital Microwave Communication systems and Wireless LAN systems.
2001-: Engaged in ITS business promotion, R&D and standardization activities.

Chair, Vehicle Communication Systems (VCS) International WG, ITS Info-communications Forum, Japan
Chair, ITS Task Force, Global Standards Collaboration (GSC)
Yun Yang (ITS Center, China)

Yun Yang, vice-director of ITSC, Associate Researcher, she received her first degree in Electrical Engineering at UESTC in 2000 and her MSc in communication & information system at BUPT. She have been worked at national ITS center of China 10 years, and is a key member of DSRC and ETC standardization work group in China.
Andreas E. Zielke (Director, Global Practice Leader Automotive & Assembly Practice, McKinsey & Company)

Dr. Andreas E. Zielke is a Director in McKinsey's Berlin office. He leads the global Automotive & Assembly industry group. In his 23 years with the Firm his work for automotive companies has covered both strategy and operations extensively in about 200 studies for more than 40 automotive clients throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He oversees McKinsey’s knowledge development in the automotive space including the impact of new technologies, particularly in the areas of alternative drivetrains and connectivity.

Andreas holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Chicago, a combined diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the Technical University of Berlin, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Dortmund.
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