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|
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.
Ewe Teik ENG
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.