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Person Icon Janez AVSEC,
 Datalab, Slovenia​

Janez  Avsec had his first work experience in 1993 as an instructor for mathematics, computer programming and CAD at different employers. He led courses for 3D CAD at the Autodesk Training Center and participated in programming solutions in the field of mechanical engineering. Between 2000 and 2015, he attended different advanced courses for programming and GIS systems and became a certified instructor for ESRI ArcGIS and an FME Certified Professional and Trainer. He worked in the GIS field, dealing with advanced spatial analysis, integrating GIS into other software solutions and leading group of GIS programmers. He also led a GIS company as managing director for more than 6 years, completed several management courses, and obtained a degree in business informatics. Janez had the opportunity to work on projects ranging from airports, electric power distribution, cell phone signal coverage calculations, to modeling and use of spatial databases in public administration. Currently, he leads a development team, which is working on integrating decision support models (e.g. irrigation and fertilization with the help of remote sensing), land and machine sensor data using international standards and enhancing awareness in planning agricultural operations. 
                                                    ​Franc DOLENC
Dolenc MediaInteractive

Franc Dolenc  is CEO of MediaInteractive, a company he founded in 2009 and creates advanced multimedia and mobility platforms for interactive collaboration and education systems. For 2011 to 2016, he was Director General of Slovenia National Regulatory Authority (AKOS) and was responsible for national regulatory strategy and operations in the fields of Telecommunication and Electronic Communications Markets, Spectrum Management, Customer Protection, Electronic Media and Postal Services. In 2012, he became Vice Chair of the Board of European Regulators (BEREC). He graduated in 1979 from University in Ljubljana, Slovenia in Electronic Engineering and started his career in Iskratel, leading Slovenian and regional telecommunications equipment vendor. Initial activities included hardware and system architecture R&D tasks. From 1989 till 2009 he was Chief Technology Officer and Director for Products and Solutions in Iskratel Management Board. Iskratel R&D departments included 500 engineers in almost 10 locations in key countries. In 2004, he cofounded INVIDA, a creative content company, which become a leading producer of Interactive content and Animated movies in Slovenia. He was also a member of the Information Society Technology Advisory Group (ISTAG), high level group of 30 experts from different European offering strategic advice on European R&D activities to the European Commission. Franc Dolenc is married with two sons. He enjoys travel and sailing.

Person IconEwe Teik ENG
Desay, SV

Ewe Teik Eng is leading advanced development department of Desay SV Automotive in Singapore. He has 18 years of software development experience in various industries, including telecommunications, medical, automotive, computing and oil & gas. In his early days, he worked on trunked radio system, by implemented TETRA and iDEN standard. Later on, he was involved in the creation of a marketable class II medical device in curing acne vulgaris. He eventually moved to automotive industry, working on power train domain and specialized in engine and transmission control. His recent interests include applying time sensitive network for AV streaming, control and diagnostic for vehicle network, software defined radio and cyber-physical security hardening for in-vehicle electronics.He has published technical papers on automated software testing in IEEE Proceedings.

Person IconXiao GONG

Xiao Gong  is the digital map and dynamic contents service expert in Navinfo. He has a strong background in digital map industry, cumulated rich experience on map data collection, coding and compilation . He works very closed with Japanese and Germany OEMs, to build up the navigation system, telematics service system and joint development of autonomous driving in china market.
Person Icon Hideo IMANAKA
NTT, Japan

Hideo Imanaka is a Senior Expert Engineer of NTT Advanced Technology. He joined Telecommunication network research laboratories in NTT, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph, Japan, in 1987. From 2004, he engaged Next Generation Network (NGN) standardization in ITU-T, and then he actively involved ITU-T standardization work on IPTV, disaster relief, IMT-2020 and Immersive Live Experience. He also actively involved standardization activities of eHealth, smart grid and smart cities in Asia Pacific Telecommunity, he was the chairman of Expert Group on IoT in ASTAP. He has also joined standardization of WiFi spectrum in ITU-R WP5A from 2017. Currently, he is Rapporteur of ITU-T Q8/16, and also a vice-rapporteur of ITU-D Q5/2, disaster management.
iwata.jpg Hideyuki IWATA
NTT​, Japan

Hideyuki Iwata is General Manager, Standardization Strategy , Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation and Senior research engineer, Supervisor, Research and Development Planning Department, Access Network Service Systems Laboratories. He joined NTT in 1991. From 1993 to 2000, he was engaged in research on high-density 1000 fiber underground optical fiber cable and easy access aerial optical fiber cable in NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories. He also has been responsible for Standardization Strategy Planning for NTT Group from 2000 to 2007. From 2007 to 2012, he promoted optical fiber network systems for rural area of Asian countries in TTC Promotion Committee, Japan. He is in charge of planning Standardization Strategy of NTT Group from 2015.


Person IconJun LI
Chief Scientist, New York Broadband

Jun Li  is secretary general of TIAA (Telematics industry Application Alliance), Senior Engineer. He has 20 years of experience in the field of Mobile and Satellite, has a deep understanding of the mobile communication and satellite broadcasting technology, and have participated and chaired the TD-LTE standard, industrialization and internationalization, mainly at present responsible for “Internet plus” satellite mobile broadcasting network integration terminal standards and industrialization. He serves as deputy secretary general of TIAA of china, is also the team leader of vehicle digital multimedia workgroup of TIAA, take charge in the construction of China's vehicle digital multimedia Eco-system.
Person IconHui LIU
Deputy Secretary Telematics Industry Application Alliance, China

Hui Liu is the CTO of Silkwave Holdings Inc. and NYBB LLC. He was previously a Full Professor at the Dept. of EE, Univ. of Washington and the Associate Dean of SEIEE at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Liu was one of the principal designers of the 3G TD-SCDMA mobile technologies, the founder of Adaptix which pioneered the development of OFDMA-based mobile broadband networks, and the architect of converged satellite-terrestrial delivery platform. Dr. Liu an IEEE Fellow with more than 200 published research papers, 2 textbooks, over 70 awarded patents. He has received numerous awards including the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Gold Prize Patent Award, 3 IEEE best conference paper awards, and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award.
Person IconDejan MASLIKOVIC
Assistant Minister, Ministry of Culture and Media, Republic of Serbia

Dejan Maslikovic is Assistant Minister for digitization in the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia. An alumni of the University of Arts in Belgrade, he is keenly interested on the capacity of digital technology for development of an inclusive society, social inclusion and interculturalism. Previously, he was Assistant to the Executive Director of SASA in charge for digitization of archives, libraries and gallery artefacts as well as for promotion of SASA's activities in media and public. Responsible for planning, strategy and development of Sector for digitization and promotion activities.Maslikovic has PhD in progress "Capacity of digital technology for development of an inclusive society". He was President of the Steering Committee of Belgrade Cultural Center 2014-2015; President of the Commission for Belgrade City Award (one category) 2014-up to now; Manager of the Foundation of Central Institute for Conservation 2014-2017; Coordinator of the Ministry of Culture to the Council of the Ministries of Culture of the SEE 2004-2007; Member of the inter- departments working group for EU integrations 2005-2007 and digitization 2005-2007.
Person Icon Dong MIN

Dong Min, Senior Engineer, is the deputy director of the Smart Health Department of Cloud Computing & Big Data Research Institute in China Academy of Information and Communications Technology(CAICT). He is also the deputy secretary-general of the Internet Medical Health Industry Alliance. He joined the Health Promotion and Education Committee of the National Health Commission of China, and is the executive director of Telemedicine Professional Committee of Chinese Health Information Association. He leads the TC11 business platform and application group in China Communications Standards Association. He got his engineering master degree at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He has a long research experience in internet medical health, mobile internet, intelligent terminal and artificial intelligence, hosting and participating in many national science and technology major projects. He is also responsible for more than ten national or industry standards, over 30 papers in domestic and foreign journals and four patents.


Person Icon Dimitrij MLEKUŽ
Company Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia

Dimitrij  Mlekuz is a senior conservator officer and head of analytic department at the Institute for the protection of cultural heritage of Slovenia and professor at the University of Ljubljana, Department of Archaeology. Dimitrij main research and professional interest are digital archaeology, remote sensing in and landscape archaeology, he has authored several academic papers and chapters.


Person Icon Marcelo F. MORENO
Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF)​, Brazil

Marcelo Moreno is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), where he is also a permanent member of the Computer Science Postgraduate Program. He holds Master and Doctorate degrees in Informatics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). He is the Rapporteur of ITU-T Question 13/16 (Multimedia application platforms and end systems for IPTV), co-chair of ITU Intersector Group on Integrated Broadcast-Broadband (IRG-IBB) and vice-chair of ITU-T Study Group 16 (Multimedia). He is an editor of many ITU-T Recommendations and technical papers. He is also a coordinator of the Middleware Working Group at the Brazilian Digital TV System Forum (SBTVD). He has a solid history of publications and presentations in both academia and industry events, where he reports and enhances the achievements of his research on various aspects of multimedia services.



Person Icon ​Mohammed S. SAYED
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology

Mohammed Sharaf Sayed received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt, in 1997 and he received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt. His research interests include Digital Systems Design, System-on-Chip, Video Coding, Embedded Vision Systems, and Wireless Body Area Networks. Mr Sayed received several awards both in Canada and in Egypt. He has one US patent and five contributions to the H.264/MPEG-4 standards, two of them included in the standard’s reference hardware model. Dr. Sayed authored and co-authored more than 70 international publications. He managed and participated in several national/international research and development projects. He is a frequent reviewer to several international journals.
TaoMenghua TAO
China Unicom Research Institute 

Dr. Menghua Tao joined China Unicom Research Institute in 2002, has more than 10 years of ITU-T standard research and development experience. He has gained twice the title “Advanced researcher” of ITU-T by the Department of Science and Technology of Ministry of industry and information of China, and three times his ITU-T Contributions were selected as excellent contributions. Three times he obtained annually the “Outstanding individual” title from Telematics Industry Application Alliance (TIAA). He has won 11 times the Technology Innovation Prize and Technology Standard Prize from China Unicom as well as other organizations since 2002. He once served as the domestic head of the communications standard cooperation with intelligent transportation system of the ITU standardization (CITS). Currently he acts as the Associate Rapporteur of ITU-T SG20 Q4. Recently, he has finished the ITU-T SG16 series Recommendation related with vehicle gateway platform (ITU-T F.749.1 F.749.2、H.550 and H.560).
TonomuraYoshihide TONOMURA
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)

Yoshihide Tonomura joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation, in 2004, and has been working on super high definition image coding and transmission. He has been working on international standardization activities, such as MPEG and ITU-T. From 2011 to 2012 he was a visiting scholar at MIT media lab.

Person Icon Sophie TREINEN 

Sophie Treinen is working at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, where she is responsible for the Organization’s good practices and the use of Information and communication technologies in agriculture, managing an international team of professionals. Outposted to the FAO Regional office for Europe and Central Asia, she provides assistance to the countries of the region addressing the role of information, communication and knowledge sharing. Her major responsibility is to develop approaches for developing institutional and individual capacities to share knowledge, capitalize on experiences and good practices. She pays particular attention to systems, which make the most of digital and more conventional technologies to address stakeholders’ needs. She is also applying participatory approaches and examining gender issues linked to the introduction of new digital Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), also called e-agriculture. With 30 years of experience, Sophie possesses a varied experience in raising awareness for sustainability issues within the UN, governments, private sector and civil society. She was the FAO Focal Point for the World Summit on the Information Society Action Line on e-agriculture and served as the Organization’s Communication Lead for the UN Global Information Society Group.

Person Icon Yuntao WANG

Mr Yuntao Wang is an engineer at China Academy of Information and Communication Technology. He graduated from University of Southern California, now work focuses on artificial intelligence algorithm, open source, datasets and open platforms, has been actively engaged in the work of AI related standardization and evaluation. Formal research focus on network planning and governmental level international cooperation, has been responsible for more than 15 projects on broadband development analysis and planning. He also has rich working experiences of ITU-D and ITU-T related work.

Person Icon Thomas WIEGAND 
 HHI/Fraunhofer, Germany

Thomas Wiegand is a professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and is jointly heading the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany. He was a visiting professor at Stanford University and co-founded several startup companies. For his research and publications, he received numerous awards. Thomson Reuters named him in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” as one of the most cited researchers in his field. He has been elected to the German National Acdemy of Engineering (Acatech) and the National Academy of Science (Leopoldina). He is a recipient of the ITU150 Award. Since 1995, he has been an active participant in standardization for multimedia with many successful submissions to ITU-T and ISO/IEC. In 2000, he was appointed as the Associated Rapporteur of ITU-T VCEG.