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AI for Good Global Summit


Pradipta Biswas Pradipta Biswas PhD (Cantab), Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Pradipta Biswas is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing of Indian Institute of Science. His research focuses on user modelling and multimodal human-machine interaction for aviation and automotive environments and for assistive technology. He set up and leads the Intelligent Inclusive Interaction Design (I3D, Lab at CPDM, IISc. Earlier, he
was a Senior Research Associate at Engineering Department, Research Fellow at Wolfson College and Research Associate at Trinity Hall of University of Cambridge. He completed PhD in Computer Science at the Rainbow Group of University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Trinity College in 2010 and was awarded a Gates-Cambridge Scholarship in 2006. He also conducted a course on Human Computer Interaction at Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, guest lectured at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and was a vice chairman of
ITU-T Focus Group on Smart TV and Audio Visual Media Accessibility. Besides academics, he was a keen rifle shooter and won gold medals in Imperial Shooting Meet from 2010 to 2015.

HarelimanaEmmanuel Harelimana, Network Design Engineer, Liquid Telecom Rwanda
Emmanuel Harelimana has a bachelor's degree in Electronics and communication system engineering from National University of Rwanda.

He is a Network Design Engineer (voice and Data) at Liquid Telecom Rwanda since August 2013. He worked 5 years as (2G/3G, NGN) Core network Engineer for Rwandatel Ltd. He has hands-on experience with Data communication network, Transmission network (DWDM) and Access network (GPON-FTTH and xDSL) deployment.

He contributed to the Liquid Telecom Rwanda IP/MPLS network implantation and deployment, Huawei NGN and IVR SIP-based Prepaid Platform Integration, IP call center setup, Interconnection of Huawei NGN(VOIP) and Alcatel GPON-FTTH Solution. He also contributed to Rwandatel Ltd Integrated Broadband access network deployment.

Liu Jiuping​Liu Jiuping,  General Manager,Oriental Cable Network Co., Ltd
Liu Jiuping, Ph. D., Professor, professorate senior engineer. He has worked in the IT industry for a long time. He has ever worked in the Shanghai software lab, HP, Intel, Kai Chong Information Company, and is currently the general manager of Oriental Cable Network Co., ltd. He led the company to complete the overall conversion of digital and the construction of the next generation of broadcast television networks (NGB), and he comprehensively promoted the triple play service and laid a solid foundation for transformation to the digital media information service expert.
Chris LammersChris Lammers, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, International Business Development
Chris Lammers is Chief Operating Officer of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®), a position he undertook 9 years after CableLabs was formed in 1988.  Chris has redefined his role several times over – now on v.4 – this in the effort to continue to identify opportunities to advance CableLabs and its member support.  In this latest version, Chris has developed a rather unique role at CableLabs with responsibilities for operations, membership development and international relationships.  His leadership of operations has him supporting accounting and finance, human resources, IT, facilities and events functions.  With his background leading a mid-sized cable operator, Chris retains his passion for and relationships with CableLabs' mid-market and smaller market members.  In what has become an ever expanding role, Chris also directs CableLabs' international membership and global alliances. 

Chris currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Emma Bowen Foundation and The Cable Center.  He is actively involved in support for several national and international industry trade associations.

Prior to joining CableLabs in 1997, Chris was President and CEO of Western Communications, a mid-sized multiple system operator with cable systems located in the Western United States.  Before joining Western Communications, Chris was a partner with the San Francisco law firm of Cooper, White & Cooper.  He received his law degree from the University of Chicago School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree with distinction in psychology from Stanford University.

Miyaji Satoshi Miyaji, Chairman, ITU-T SG9, General Manager, Entertainment Business Development Department,KDDI Corporation, Japan
Dr. Miyaji has a long history of participating in the ITU-T SG9 ("television and sound transmission, and integrated broadband cable") almost for twenty (20) years as an expert of broadcasting and telecommunications particularly for cable television networks and services. He served as Vice Chairman of SG9 and Chairman of WP1/9 for eight (8) years in 2009 – 2016. At the WTSA-16 (General Assembly of ITU-T), he has been appointed as Chairman of SG9 for the Study Period 2017 – 2020. In KDDI, he is now responsible for development and deployment of entertainment-related business and services such as video streaming, music distribution, e-books, live concert, and so on.
Sung-Kwon ParkSungKwon Park, Professor, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Professor Sungkwon Park has received the B.S. from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 1982, M.S. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA in 1983, and Ph.D. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA in 1987, all in Electrical Engineering. Upon his completion of his Ph.D degree, he joined Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, USA as a tenure track assistant professor. After he received his tenure in 1992 from TTU, he joined Hanyang University in 1993. He is currently a full professor at Hanyang University. He served as Vice President of Information and Communications from 2007 to 2011. In addition, he served as Department Head from 2012 to 2014. Also he has been serving as Chairperson of Korea Digital Cable Forum since April, 2008 and as Rapporteur of ITU-T SG.9 Q8 since 2015.
Zeng Qingjun,  Deputy General Manager, China Broadcasting Network Corporation Ltd.
Zeng Qingjun is the deputy general manager of CBN, the national cable network company in China, in charge of technical strategy and network construction. He has served as the manager of Network Technology Research Institute, the deputy chief engineer of Network Information Center ,and the deputy director of Science and Technology Department of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People's Republic of China. He has been serving as vice-chair of ITU-R SG6 Since 2012.
Pablo DRoqueaniel Roque, Consultor TIC – UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE RIO NEGRO
Acting as ICT consultant at the National University of Rio Negro, he was twelve years advisor to the president of the National Communications Commission of the Argentine Republic related to the implementation of public policies of communication and new technologies. He advised and accompanied the process of change of legislation in the field of communications, both in the law of audiovisual communication services number 26.522 and the Argentine communications law number 27,078. He was in charge of the project "Radios Escolares CAJ" which contemplated the installation, commissioning and training of 240 FM radios in secondary schools and 50 FM radios in Higher Education Institutes. Work in the creation of the first TV channel of native peoples in Argentina. He is author of the following books: "installation guide and manual of the good use of an FM radio" (2012); The "Comprehensive Manual of Broadcasting" (2013); "This school has a voice" (2014) and "Municipal Radios, challenges for a dynamic of federal communication" (2015). He directed the Ruca Tecnológica project, the first construction of the world made with volcanic ash, the alternative construction integrates wind and solar energy generating sufficient electricity to put into operation the new technologies of the Connect Equality program and the National Plan of Telecommunications Argentina Conectada. The work received a mention "To the sustainable architecture" in the Biennial of Architecture 2013. In UNESCO, works in the field of Media and Society Development; In radio projects on the triple border Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay; Is part of the Media and Gender Forum and the Community Radio Forum.
Shibata Tatsuo Shibata,  Director, Japan Cable Laboratories​
Tatsuo Shibata is currently with Japan Cable Laboratories (JLabs), a non-profit organization comprised of Japanese cable operators and vendors, where he is involved in research, development, and standardization of new technologies. Before joining JLabs, he was with KDDI and KDDI R&D Labs, and developed technologies related to mobile TV and cable television.

He was KDDI's focal point for KDDI Corporation during 1996-2004, and while overseeing the company's ITU-T activities, he served as a rapporteur of ITU-T TSAG.

ShimizuTomoyuki Shimizu, Research Engineer, KDDI Research, Inc.
Tomoyuki Shimizu is currently a research engineer in KDDI Research, Inc. After few years of experience in research and development on video coding and processing, he has been researching in the field of device-to-device communications, exploring various technologies and related applications for various devices, such as smartphones, tables, set-top boxes, etc..
Heming WangHeming Wang, SW Director, Hisilicon
Heming Wang currently leads SW Platform Team in Hisilicon to provide SW solution for STB, Smart TV, etc. With 18 years experience for SW solution development of Digital Smart Home terminal, he also actively participates in Open Source and standard organization in this domain.

YamamotoHideki Yamamoto, Business Unit Manager, Oki Electric Industry
Hideki works for Oki Electric Industry in Japan as a business unit manager of IPTV HE products for 2K/4K/8K IPTV service providers.He leads multimedia e-service standardization including IPTV, digital signage, e-health, and accessibility in ITU-T as a vice-chairman of ITU-T Study Group 16.

He is also the chairman of expert group on multimedia applications in ASTAP. He received a doctor degree from Tokyo University in 1995. He won an innovation award from Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation in 2000.

Yu YuanYu Yuan,  Chair, IEEE Digital Senses Initiative
Dr. Yu Yuan is currently serving as the Chair of IEEE Digital Senses Initiative, the Standards Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the Chair of IEEE Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Working Group (IEEE P2048 Standards Series), and a Board Member of IEEE Standards Association Standards Board. He is also serving on several TRB Standing Committees and IFAC Technical Committees. As a veteran researcher and practitioner in the areas of Consumer Electronics, Transportation, and Internet of Things, he has filed numerous patents and published extensively in referred conferences and journals. Dr. Yuan recently founded Senses Global Corporation, a multinational technology company specializing in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Human Augmentation, and Smart Robots. Prior to this he was a successful serial entrepreneur. Prior to that he had been working for IBM Research as a research scientist.

Sheng ZhifanSheng Zhifan, CTO, Academy of Broadcasting Science, SAPPRFT, China
Sheng Zhifan is the vice chairman of SG9. He works as CTO in Academy of Broadcasting Science, SAPPRFT. He owns eight years working experience in Standardization management for Chinese broadcasting industry as the director of Science, Technology and Standardization management of SARFT/SAPPRFT, and eight years working experience in Cable TV and Broadband Network with Verizon, Comcast and China cable networks as an engineering manager, senior manager and deputy CTO.

Sheng Zhifan received the BS degree in Information Engineering in 1985 from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and received the MS degree in Electronics and Communication Systems in 1988 from Dalian University of Technology. Also he received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from Princeton University, and MBA in 2002 from University of Texas at Dallas.

His expert areas includes cable network, conditional access, video system, and TV operating system.