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 ITU-T Workshop on "Networked RFID: Systems and Services"
ITU-T Workshop on "Networked RFID: Systems and Services"
Geneva, 14-15 February 2006


Opening Session
Dr. Jari-Pascal Curty 
CTO Deputy, Sokymat SA
Dr. Jari-Pascal Curty is CTO Deputy of the Sokymat group, an ASSA ABLOY Group company.

He was born in 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received the M.S. in electrical engineering from ETH-Zürich in 2000 and his Ph.D. on Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) at the Electronics Laboratories at EPFL.

Mr. Anthony M. Rutkowski 
Vice-President, VeriSign
Mr Rutkowski is Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs at VeriSign, Inc. - and deals with development, articulation, and implementation of its regulatory and standards strategies domestically and internationally for security and Next Generation Networks. He also participates significantly in diverse domestic and international proceedings and forums dealing with regulatory policy and related standards, including currently serving as a special rapporteur in ETSI.

He is a prominent engineer-lawyer whose career has spanned more than 40 years in industry and government in the U.S. and abroad - focusing primarily on pursuing cutting edge business and technology developments. Beginning with managing design projects for Apollo launch support communications and control systems at Kennedy Space Center. Over the past several decades, he has been a corporate and government technology strategist, public official, organization leader, consultant, lecturer, publisher, and author of several books, agency proceedings, and scores of articles in the telecom, radio, and Internet worlds.

He has enjoyed commercial business positions (SAIC Network Solutions, General Magic, Sprint International, Horizon House, Pan American Engineering, General Electric, Evening News Association), government and elected positions (Federal Communications Commission, International Telecommunication Union, Cape Canaveral City Council) and educational positions (MIT, NY Law School, Internet Society). At New York Law School, he taught the international telecommunication law course. More extensive information can be found at

Mr. Craig K. Harmon 
President & CEO, Q.E.D. Systems
With over 25 years of proven experience in the information systems industry Craig K. Harmon serves as the President of Q.E.D. Systems. He is the author of four books on data collection technology. He was the original founder of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 (Automatic identification and data capture techniques).

He currently chairs the U.S. committee developing U.S. input into the international RFID technical standards community (the U.S. TAG to SC 31/WG 4), serves as the Senior Project Editor for the SC 31 Air Interface Standards (ISO/IEC 18000), and chairs the ISO 122/104 Joint Working Group on Supply chain applications of RFID. He serves as vice-chair of the U.S. TAG to ISO TC 122 (Packaging). He serves as a committee officer in numerous ANSI, ISO and JTC 1 groups and the liaison officer to IATA, ITU, and ETSI. He participates in the specification development of EPCglobal. He is responsible for the development and maintenance of the international vocabulary standards for automatic identification (ISO/IEC 19762).

He chairs the AIM Global RFID Experts Group (REG) and served as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to CompTIA in the development of professional certification for "CompTIA RFID Certified Professional (RFID+)" where he also holds the RFID+ certification.

He holds a Business Degree in Economics and International Trade from the University of Iowa and was the recipient of the 2004 AIM Global Richard Dilling Award.

Mr. Reinhard Meindl 
Manager Technology Standards & Industry Relations
Philips Semiconductors
Reinhard Meindl graduated with an Engineering Degree in Mathematics/Informatics at the Technical University Graz (Austria). After completing the degree he worked for an Austrian research company over a 3-year period. In 1994 Meindl joined Mikron where for 3 years, his involvement was focused primarily in contactless smart cards. After Philips Semiconductors took over Mikron, he has had multiple positions in engineering and product management disciplines, working on contact, contactless and dual-interface smart cards, on readers on electronic passports and NFC, domains where he filed numerous patents. Since January 2004 he is responsible for Technology Standards and Industry Relations of Business Line Identification of Philips Semiconductors in Gratkorn near Graz, Austria. He brings with him many years of experience in formal technology standardisation as member of National and International Committees as well as of convener of working groups and editor of standards.

Mr Pierre-André Probst 
Chair, ITU-T SG 16
OFCOM/ Switzerland
Mr Pierre-André Probst has been a major contributor to the ITU-T work, starting back in 1970s as a delegate, then WP Chair and Study Group Chairman in the 1993-1996 Study Period. Since 1997 he is the chair of SG 16 where he has helped flourish the multimedia work in ITU–from modems to videoconferencing and VoIP to audio and video coding–and has significantly contributed to the organization of many ITU-T workshops and related events. In parallel with his ITU-T participation, he led a very active professional life at Swisscom with a full range of responsibilities; starting as an Engineer, he retired a few years ago as Member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President for Corporate Operations. Now he acts as independent consultant in the area of ICT.

Mr. Noboru Koshizuka 
Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Vice Director, Ubiquitous ID Center
Noboru Koshizuka is Associate Professor in Information Technology Center at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is also Vice Director of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory. Since 1990, he has been participating the TRON (The Realtime Operating system Nucleus) Project. For about 15 years, he has been researching ubiquitous computing, embedded systems, human interface, and computer networks. Currently, he is a core member of Ubiquitous ID Project and T-Engine Project. He has graduated Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo in 1994, and received the D.S. degree from the University of Tokyo. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and Information Processing Society of Japan.

Session 1: Introducing RFID - Visions and Implications
Ms. Lara Srivastava 
ITU New Initiatives Programme Coordinator
Strategy and Policy Unit, ITU
Ms. Srivastava has over 10 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. She is currently responsible for monitoring and analyzing trends in information and communication technology, policy, and market structure, with a particular focus on mobile and wireless communications. She organizes and advises on workshops and symposia programmes, covering topics of interest to policy-makers, regulators and industry. In this context, she manages ITU's New Initiatives Programme and contributes to programme development for the global ITU TELECOM Forum.

Lara is also responsible for managing and writing publications produced by the ITU's Strategy and Policy Unit, e.g. "The Internet of Things" (2005), "The Portable Internet" (2004). She has published several articles in journals such as INFO and Telecommunications Policy, and in books such as "Asia Unplugged" (2005, Sage Publications) and "Thumb Culture" (Transcript, 2005), on topics ranging from the mobile Internet and market regulation to the growing nexus between technology and society. Before joining ITU six years ago, Lara worked at the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC), the Technical University of Delft, and Analysys Consulting. Lara is a qualified barrister and solicitor, member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Dr. Florent Frederix 
Scientific Officer, European Commission
His educational background includes Electronics, Computer Science, Business Administration and a Doctoral degree in Economics.

Before joining the European Commission he spent over 20 years in industry. In the 80ies coordinating a team that developed the Aesthedes lineart design system, described by some as "a leading line art system". In the 90ies, working at one of worlds' largest telecom companies he was part of the team that used the "Virtual Enterprise" concept to pull together the production capacity required by the exploding ADSL and GSM chipset markets at that time. For his contribution to this achievement he received a nomination for membership of their Scientific Academy.

At present he is a Scientific officer involved in specific parts of the framework research programme and since 2003 following a little closer the development of radio frequency identifier technologies and its applications. Currently part of his time goes to the RFID inter-service group, a Commission internal team dedicated to the topic.

Mr. Takeshi TANDAI  
Senior Planning Officer,
Standardization Division,
Information and Communications Policy Bureau,
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, JAPAN
Takeshi TANDAI graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 and immediately, he joined the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (at present, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications).

He has been engaged in R&D for certification using cryptography, Space Communications Policy for strengthening the functions of communication broadcasting Satellite and observation Satellite, technical standards for satellite digital broadcasting, promoting GIS in government use, constitution of CRYPTREC (CRYPTography Research & Evaluation Committee) and Radio Policy for expanding allocation frequency to Wireless throughout his career.

He has been in his present post since 2005 and is responsible for R&D and promotion of standardization on RFID and NGN in MIC.

Mr. Yael Maguire, PhD 
co-CTO, ThingMagic Inc.
Yael Maguire is a founder and co-CTO at ThingMagic, Inc., where he co-developed the Mercury platform of software-defined radio RFID readers. This technology is a market leader in bringing high performance, networked RFID to the market. Yael completed his PhD at the MIT Media Laboratory in the area of near-field electromagnetic sensing for biology, chemistry and electronics, where he invented a new type of sensor for molecular detection using NMR. His research has focused on the fundamental ties between information

processing and physics, quantum computing, biophysics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Maguire co-founded, which has had great success bringing engineering students together to work on technical challenges posed by NGO and governments serving people around the world. This work has been featured in numerous publications including Science and Wired. Yael holds a master's in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT for his work towards scaling NMR quantum computing to table-top systems and an undergraduate degree from Queen's University, Canada in Engineering Physics. Yael has won numerous scholarships and awards, most recently being recognized as one of Technology Review's ‘Top 35 innovators in the world under 35'.

Session 2: RFID Applications - A Sectoral Approach
Mr. Ryo Imura 
Hitachi Ltd. University of Tokyo, Japan
Ryo Imura graduated the University of Nagoya in 1977 and received his Ph.D in Material Science from the University of Nagoya in 1988. He was employed by the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. from 1977 to 2000, where he was active in the research of Information Data Storage for Magnetic bubble memories, Optical data storage (DVD) and Magnetic recording (Hard Disc Drive). He was a chairman of DVD-Forum Working Group, achieving DVD rewritable (DVD-RAM) format technology to be the international standard.

He was a President & CEO of Mu-solutions in-house venture company in Hitachi Ltd. established from July 1st, 2001 to promote the world smallest RFID “Mu-chip” system solution business, and at present he is a Chief Executive Managing Director of Mu-Solutions Division in Information & Telecommunication Group, Hitachi, Ltd. Concurrent to his position with Hitachi, Dr.Imura is a Professor at Tokyo University and also a guest lecturer at U.C.Berkeley Haas School of Business M.B.A. program.

Mr. Peter Jones 
Director, Information Systems Group
Hitachi Europe
Peter Jones is the head of the Systems Solutions business unit within the Information Systems Group of Hitachi Europe Limited. He has worked for Hitachi for around 6 years and is currently responsible for a business unit that promotes a range of Hitachi's IT based technologies within the EMEA marketplace. One of these activities relates to RFID solutions and specifically to the mu-chip micro Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device that was invented by Hitachi,Ltd. in Japan in 1998. Peter's group is responsible for business development, sales and marketing as well as technology development for RFID reading infrastructure, systems solutions and related software packages.

Previously, Peter has worked for around 15 years in the IT Industry in a number of Financial and Systems companies including Citibank and Logica. These roles have covered the complete systems development life-cycle through to the creation of new business models and service propositions. Peter's experience spans both the technical and project management roles through to business development of new and emerging technologies. Educational qualifications include a BSc(Hons) degree in Mathematics.

Mr. Edoardo Cottino 
Edoardo Cottino is the Chief Technology Officer of Sirti Group. Appointed to this position in February 2004, Edoardo is responsible for driving Sirti toward the next-generation networks, advanced technology and application, R&D policy and standards activities.

Born 1957, Edoardo holds a Masters in Electronic Engineering from Turin's Polytechnic. After a small experience as avionic system design engineer, in 1985 move to AET in the borning Optical Technology Laboratory following the plant activities. In 1989 has been leading of the Laboratory and in 1994 move to guide the entire Optical Technology Dept. of AET. In this period can follow the evolution of Italian optical fiber network focusing the activity in matter of fibers, cables, accessory and trasmission system. With the merging of AET in SIRTI in 1995 he has called to Milan as head of Cables and Optical Technologies Dept. with the goal to study and analyse the evolution of the telecommunication network. In 1999 he became responsible of Network Technologies Division of Sirti.

From 1990 he is member of ITU-T standardization bodie, he participated at several European Research Project and holds a number of patents. He is author and co-author of many publications. Edoardo is married and has two children.

Mr. Lani Fritts 
Chief Operating Officer, Savi Networks LLC
Lani Fritts is Savi Networks' Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Fritts oversees all Savi Networks' operations including sales, marketing, business development, product definition, customer implementations and customer support.

Previously, Lani was Savi Technology’sVice President of Business Development-Collaborative Network Services. He was instrumental in developing strategic relationships that helped to grow Savi Technology's global supply chain network solutions for asset management and security.

Lani brings to Savi Networks a distinguished record of supply chain management experience in strategic planning, operations, loss prevention, systems design and development, as well as business analysis. Before Savi, he worked at Toys "R" Us where he was responsible for developing and implementing real-time inventory and store operating systems.

Lani left Toys "R" Us in 1998 as Director of Inventory Management to pursue an MBA at Stanford University, which he earned in the year 2000. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Georgetown University.

Mr. Christian Mory 
Standard & regulations
Born on 24 April 1955, Christian Mory graduated Ecole Centrale de Paris, a famous French engineer high school.

He worked in Société Générale d'Entreprises (today Vinci), a contractor company, then he entered in 1980 the Chambre Syndicale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, re-named later Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles where he occupied various positions (technical regulations, documentation, transport policy, economics…).

He joined Michelin in 2003 where he is in charge of strategy for standard & regulations with a focus on electronics and systems.

Christian Mory participates to the Odette working group on RFID.

Dr. Robert Gaisch 
Born 1965, studied Mathematics & Physics at the Universities of Lausanne and Neuchâtel, joined the IBM Research Laboratories in Zurich as research fellow and received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1992. Since then, Dr. Gaisch worked for Semiconductor and Microsystems companies such as EM Microelectronic Marin and Colibrys respectively. In 2004 Dr. Gaisch joined MBBS SA a Swiss company specialized in RFID solutions for the medical sector. Gaisch was nominated as CEO.

Session 3: RFID and New Business Models
Mr. HyoungJun Kim 
Team Leader/Principal Researcher, ETRI
Mr. KIM was educated at KwangWoon University, Seoul, in Computer Science B.A., 1986 and M.A., 1988, respectively. And he has been studying his Ph.D. degree in the field of Computer Science at ChungNam National University, since 2001.

He joined ETRI in 1988, and he is currently in charge of Team leader of NGI Standards Research Team as a Principal Researcher of ETRI. He has 18 years research experience in various divisions of ETRI including Telecommunication Systems Division, Information & Telecommunications Technology Division, and so on.

He is in charge of Rapporteur of Q9/SG13 and Editor of RFID Correspondence Group in ITU-T/TSAG and Q2/SG13. Also he has many roles for Director of IPv6 Forum Korea, Chairman of IPv6 Project Group and RFID based network interconnections WG in RFID/USN PG in Telecommunication Technology Association (TTA), Vice-chairman of Network interconnections Committee in Mobile RFID Forum (MRF) in Korea.

Since the year 2005, He is in charge of Project Leader of National RFID/USN Standardization Research Project and his main concern is to extend communication scopes of RFID and USN to human end-users.

  Mr. Bjørn Thorstensen 
Advisor, Telenor Research and Development
Bjørn Thorstensen, Age 34, is a research advisor at Telenor Research and development in Norway. In 2000 he graduated from the University of Tromsø (Norway) with a degree in computer science and joined Telenor Research and Development shortly after.

He is currently working the area of machine-to-machine communications, sensor and ad hoc networks, focusing on research as well as business development.

Mr. Alain Pfeffer 
M2M Consulting, France Telecom
In the framework of France Telecom M2M+ Program launched mid 2005, A Pfeffer has been given the mission to develop a M2M Consulting practice to speed up and help customer appropriation of those new services.

Prior to this, Alain has been working for 30 years in Supply chain management alternatively as functional supply chain manager (with Renault, Bull, France Telecom) and consultant (Deloitte, Oracle Consulting).

His experience includes Just in time process re-engineering, ERP implementations, extended and collaborative enterprise development.

He graduated in 1972 from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Amiens (France) and in 1976 from University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in Operations Research.

Mr. Ichiro Kase 
Senior VP, R&D Dept., NTT Comware Corporation
Mr. Ichiro Kase joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation in 1972. He was engaged in the development of switching systems and operation systems, telecommunications facilities investment planning, digital switches investment planning and introduction, etc. Following the spin-off of NTT Software Headquarters as NTT Comware, he was transferred to NTT Comware as a general manager. After he was engaged in system development strategy and network service business, he is now the board officer, engaged in R&D.

Session 4: Security and Performance Issues Regarding RFID
Mr. Heung Youl Youm 
Professor, Soonchunhyang University
Heung-Youl Youm is working for SoonChunHyang University, Korea, as a Professor. In this position he is responsible for leading many projects, including a project of industry-academy consortium supported by SMBA as project leader, and for a research on the Secure Protocols for Internet preventing various attacks, one of sub-projects supported by ITRC project, MIC, Korea.

Prior to Soonchunhyang University, he had worked for Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute, Korea, where he worked on broad transmission systems, including a transmission system for SDH operating at 155Mbps and a NAS-CEPT conversion system.

He received a PhD’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. His PhD’s thesis was in the field of Error Correction Code. He received his Master’s and Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul Korea, respectively.

He has published numerous technical papers and overview articles on the area of information security, and has served as many speakers for information security conferences and workshops. Moreover, he published more than ten professional books on the area of information security in Korea.

He is currently a Rapporteur for Q.9/SG 17 and a representative to JCA on home networking on behalf of SG17 in ITU-T, and a vice-chairman of TC1 of Telecommunication Technology Association, Korea. Moreover, he has served as a chair or a board a number of government-related committees from Ministry of Information and Communication, Korea Information Security Agency, and National Information Service in Korea.

Dr. Kyo-il Chung 
Director, ETRI (
Dr. Chung, director of information security infrastructure research group has joined ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute) since 1982. ETRI is a non-profit government-funded research organization that has been at the forefront of technological excellence for 30 years. He is concerned in the information security technology field for the mobile environments, smart card system, electronic payment, biometrics, information warfare, ubiquitous computing and a variety of cryptographic technologies. He has given many talks related in security technologies. Especially, as the member of ITU-T SG17, he leads international standardization about the security framework in the telecommunication system. His contributions are registered as X.1121 and X.1122. Also, he presented the "Security issues in RFID systems" in ITU Workshop, October, 2005. As well, he was a professor of next generation security part in UST(University of Science and Technology, Korea), a chair of standardization committee (Korea Electronic Payment Forum) in KEPIA(Korea Electronic Payment Industries Association ).

Some year ago, he was registered in "International Who's Who" 2003 edition. He has received the Technology Awards from KIISC(Korea Institute of Information Security & Cryptology), 2004. As writings, he has many patents and research papers about the fast implementation on hardware system such as FPGA and IC cards. Also he has published some translated books related to RFID (Korean edition).

Dr. Matthew Robshaw  
Cryptographic Expert, France Telecom Research and Development
Dr.Robshaw graduated from St.Andrews, Scotland in 1988 and completed his Ph.D. at Royal Holloway University of London. In 1993 he took up a research position with RSA Data Security in California and, after more than six years working on a wide variety of cryptographic projects, he left RSA and returned to Europe. After five years as a lecturer and Reader in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London, Dr.Robshaw decided to return to industry. In 2005 he took up a position as cryptographic expert at France Telecom Research and Development in Paris.

Dr. Gildas AVOINE 
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gildas Avoine received a Ph.D in Cryptography from EPFL in Switzerland. He received a bachelor degree in Mathematics and a Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Caen in France. He is research assistant at EPFL in the Security and Cryptography Laboratory headed by Prof. Serge Vaudenay. He will join the group of Prof. Ronald L. Rivest at MIT in March 2006.

Gildas Avoine's research focuses on security and privacy in Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID). He deals with the complexity issues in RFID protocols, using especially time-memory trade-offs. He published several papers on the modelisation of the adversary in contactless systems and papers exhibiting attacks on existing protocols.

Session 5: Networking Architecture and Capabilities of RFIDs
Mr. Henri Barthel 
Technical Director EPCglobal, GS1
Henri Barthel is Technical Director EPCglobal Inc. He has been working for GS1 (formerly EAN International) since July 1988 where he was responsible for the technical automatic identification and electronic data interchange standards. In August 2003, he was appointed Technical Director EPCglobal. His responsibilities include the global monitoring of regulations for Radio Frequency Identification and the liaison with external standard bodies, particularly ISO. He is a member of the GS1 Technical Steering Team, the EPCglobal Architecture Review Committee. He is also chairman of SC31/WG4, the ISO working group dealing with RFID standardisation for item management.

Mr. Yong-Woon KIM 
Senior Research Engineer, ETRI
He was born in Korea, 1965. He studied electrical and electronics at Dong-A Univ. and majored in computer networks and communication for the MS degree at POSTECH.

He started his career at the factory automation field from 1990 and experienced electrical network design and automation programming for actuators, sensors and various devices. From 1995 to 2001, he worked as a senior engineer for computer networking and communication R/D at ETRI. During the period, he designed a reliable multicast transport protocol called ECTP (Enhanced Communications Transport Protocol) and participated in its standardization at ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6. Then he joined as CTO a startup company, INITECH in Korea, of which business areas were PKI-based security solutions, single-sign on, ID management, Internet banking security, mobile PKI technologies for cell phones, etc.

In 2004, he joined ETRI again to concentrate on research and development activities rather than business activities. He did his R/D efforts for IPv6, RFID and USN (Ubiquitous Sensor Network). From 2005, he worked mainly for RFID and USN and contributed his results to standardization bodies such as ITU-T, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6, GSC and ASTAP. He is interested in extending communication scopes of RFID and USN to human end-users. Currently their scopes have stayed in business fields with different service and functional requirements.

Mr. Toshihisa Kamemaru 
Manager of Data Management Platform Team , Information Technology R & D Center,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Toshihisa Kamemaru received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University in 1984 and 1986, respectively. He joined Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in 1986, where he started in developing Industrial Computer Systems, Small Computer Systems and Reliable Computer System by 1990. In 1992 he developed Multi-port disk subsystem, which was storage sub-system to share data by multiple PA-RISC computers. In 1996 he developed SMP-bridge chip, which connected a large L3 cache and two Intel P6-buses to compose high performance 8-way PC servers. In 2000 he developed a media-processor core to encode and decode vide streams with high speed and fine resolution. This media-processor core made TV phone systems realize 30 fps CIF-size MPEG 4 performance. He is currently researching about passive UHF-RFID systems, especially engaged in researching wide range operation technique and interference avoidance technique for passive tag and the development of reader/writer in the Data Management Dept, Information Technology R&D Center.

Mr. Martin Glänzer 
Self-Organizing Sensor and Actuator Network
Born 1977, studied electrical engineer at the university of applied sciences of Kaiserslautern, joined the Siemens AG, Cooperate Technology, Power and Sensor Systems in 2003.

Mr. Rajiv Kapoor 
Cisco Systems
Chairman Session 5
Rajiv Kapoor is Director Service Provider Marketing in Cisco systems in charge IP NGN & Carried Stds and Architectures. His group is heavily involved in NGN standardizations and related product development. He has been a veteran in telecommunmicatiosn for the past 22 yrs. He has been with Cisco since 1999 since the acquisition of MaxComm Technologies. Prior to that he was with AT&T Bell Labs and Communications in various senior capacities. He has been active in various Study Groups of the ITU-T since 1987.

Co - Authors
Ms. Monique Jeanne Morrow 
Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems
Monique Morrow is currently Distinguished Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. She has over 20 years experience in IP internetworking that includes design, implementation of complex customer projects and service development for service providers. Monique has been involved in developing managed Network Services like Remote Access and LAN Switching in a Service Provider environment. Monique has worked for both enterprise and service provider companies in the United States and in Europe. Monique led the Engineering Project team for one of the first European MPLS-VPN deployments in 1999 for a European service provider. Monique is has presented in various conferences on the topic of MPLS. Additionally, Monique is co-author of the book Designing IP-Based Services: Solutions for Vendors and Service Providers. Monique is co-author of the book, MPLS VPN Security and co-author of the book, MPLS for Decision Makers. Monique is currently working on a book one that presents enterprise drivers and concerns for IP-based service delivery. Monique is active in both the IETF and ITU-T SG 13 with a focus on OAM. She has a M.S in Telecommunications Management and an MBA. Additionally, Monique is also Vice-Chair of IPsphere Forum.

Session 6: Future trends in NRFID and Ubiquitous Networks
Dr. Hellmuth Broda 
Distinguished Director and European CTO
Corporate Strategic Insight Office
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Following a ten year carrier in Scientific Research (Ph D in Biophysics from Freiburg/Br. University, postdoctoral fellowships at Max-Planck-Institute, Harvard Biolabs and Konstanz University) H. Broda served another ten years as an IT manager in the Chemical-Pharmazeutical Industry before he joined Sun Microsystems in 1995. Within the last year he received the Chairman's Award and was promoted to a Distinguished Director position.

He is member of Sun's strategy council and communicates Sun Vision and Strategy to analysts and media, to customer executives, government officials and public and private organizations. He is frequently invited as key note speaker to major conferences where he discusses technology strategy issues from Open Source, SOA, Web Services and Pervasive Computing to RFID, Identity Management, Privacy and Trust and the role of the Liberty Alliance.

He serves as a spokesperson for the Liberty Alliance and is an elected member of the Swiss Academy for Engineering Science where he is VP of the Scientific Advisory Council. He also serves on the board of leading edge technology companies and several research institutions.

Mr. Kang Lee 
Group Leader, NIST
Kang Lee received his BSEE and MSEE from the Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, respectively. Kang is currently Leader of Sensor Development and Application Group of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Kang has over thirty years of experience in the fields of electronic instrumentation design, sensor-based closed-loop machining, robotic manufacturing automation, smart and wireless sensor networking, and Sensor-based distributed measurement and control systems. Kang also serves as the Chair of the Technical Committee on Sensor Technology TC9, which sponsors IEEE 1451, Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators and IEEE 1588, Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems. Kang is also an IEEE Fellow and the I&M Society Delegate to the Sensors Council.

Mr. Daniel Evers 
Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Siemens AG, Corporate Technology
Daniel is the competence field manager for “RF ID and wireless sensors” at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich. He holds a Diploma in RF and Microwave Technology from the University of Applied Science in Wolfenbüttel. Starting his career at Infineon as RF design engineer, he advanced in the field of project management of R&D projects after changing to Siemens. Today he is responsible for advanced research projects in the field of wireless systems.

Mr. Laurent Sciboz 
University of applied Sciences Valais (HEVs)
Laurent Sciboz is the head of the research institute in business information systems of the University of applied sciences Valais. He is the founder of the RFID center in Sierre and specialized in the enterprise application and system infrastructure layer. His actual research and industrial work is focused on ubiquitous information systems for the citizens.

With more than 15 years industry and research experience he has an important number of management roles at leading industrial and international research projects including IMS (intelligent manufacturing systems) projects.

Most recently he was president of the Vulcain incubator dedicated on the development of dozens Spin-off and Start-up specialized in the information technologies.

Laurent hold a MSc in management and technology of information systems and a MSc in educational sciences from the University of Geneva. He has followed his postgraduate studies in Berkeley University and Boston University.


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