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Kazuyuki Ashimura.jpgKazuyuki Ashimura
Project Professsor, Keio University and W3C Web of Things Team Contact​

Dr. Kazuyuki Ashimura joined the W3C Team at Keio University SFC in April 2005. Prior to joining the Team, Kaz worked for twelve years on research and development on speech and natural language processing. He has been working on Web standardization related to Voice/Multimodal, Web&TV, Automotive, Geolocation/NFC, WoT and Smart Cities since he joined W3C 17 years ago. He's interested in applying the Web technologies to everyday lives and would like to make people happy using the Web standards. Kaz received his B.S. in Mathematics from Kyoto University and his Doctor of Engineering degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
Ramy Ahmed Fathy
Vice-chairman, ITU-T Study Group 20, ITU, Director, Digital Services Planning and Risk Assessment, National Telecom Regulatory Authority, Egypt​

Ramy Ahmed Fathy is the Director of Digital Services Planning and Risk Assessment at the Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA). As the Director of Digital Services, he seeks the development and implementation of sustainable and effective digital services in the Egyptian market. His role at NTRA includes the development of guidelines, regulatory frameworks, viable business models, and effective specifications & technical operating parameters, which ensure efficient and effective services' operation. He is leading the design, and specifica​tions development of intelligent and digital services; addressing interoperability, risk, regulatory impact assessment and services’ market adoption while employing a wide set of tools related to radio network planning, transport design, market modeling, and optimization. Fathy has been actively involved at the different stages of development of various intelligent ICT systems and services, in addition to numerous ICT-for-development and digital transformation initiatives including national broadband networks, smart cities, m2m and IoT enabling regulatory frameworks, smart utilities, eGov, water management, and next generation access planning. His 15 years of experience include projects design, budgeting, and planning of smart cities, enterprise automation, DTV transformation, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Over the past 10 years, Fathy has served in key roles in the international standardization arena. In 2012, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the ITU-T Focus Group of Bridging the Gap between Innovations and Standardization (Focus Group Innovation). One year later, he was elected as the Chairman of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Water Management for a period of two years. Currently he is serving as the Vice Chairman of the ITU-T Study Group 20 (SG20) on IoT and its applications including smart cities and communities since late 2015 where he is leading activities related to the standardization of end-to-end architectures for IoT and smart cities, intelligence, mechanisms for the interoperability of IoT applications, security, and identification aspects of IoT systems. Fathy has a PhD in electronics and communications. He has led R&D projects in radio network planning and optimization, cognitive radio systems, video coding, cryptography, DSP/FPGA/GPP based implementations of consumer elect
​​​Sebastian Kaebisch.jpgSebastian Kaebisch
Co-chair, W3C Web of Things

Sebastian Kaebisch is a Senior Key Expert at Siemens Technology in Munich, Germany. His work focuses on the efficient realization and usage of standardized Internet & Web technologies for the Industrial Internet of Things domain. He drives strategic initiatives, research and development for Siemens’ business units such as industrial and building automation. Sebastian Kaebisch is an active member of and contributor to standardization groups such as ECLASS, Industrial Digital Twin Association, and W3C Web of Things. In the latter he is co-chair and coordinates the topics around the W3C Thing Description. In that context, Sebastian Kaebisch is one of the initiators and authors of the reference implementation for Web of Things called Eclipse node-wot and the Thing Description authoring tool called Eclipse edi{TD}or.
Gyu Myoung Lee
Professor, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Adjunct Professor, KAIST Institute for IT convergence

Dr. Gyu Myoung Lee is with the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK, as a Professor and with KAIST Institute for IT convergence, Korea, as an Adjunct Professor. Prior to joining the LJMU, he has worked with the Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France, from 2008. Until 2012, he had been invited to work with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea. He also worked as a research professor in KAIST, Korea and as a guest researcher in National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, in 2007. His research interests include Internet of things, data analytics, computational trust, knowledge centric networking and services, multimedia services, and energy saving technologies including smart grids. He has been actively working for standardization in ITU-T, IETF and oneM2M, etc., and currently serves as a WP chair in SG13, a vice-chair of Focus Group on Autonomous Networks (FG-AN), a Rapporteur of Q16/13 and Q4/20 as well as an Editor in ITU-T. He was also the chair of ITU-T Focus Group on data processing and management (FG-DPM) to support IoT and smart cities & communities. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for excellence in research in 2017 and was also awarded the Best Paper Awards in ICIN'2017, WF-IoT'2014, etc. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He received his BS degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea, in 1999 and his MS and PhD degrees from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2000 and 2007.
Nasser Saleh Al ​Marzouqi
Chairman ITU-T Study Group 20: Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)

Mr. Nasser Al Marzouqi is the Chairman of the ITU-T Study Group 20 “Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)” which provides the specialized IoT standardization platform necessary for the convergence to rest on a cohesive set of international standards. The focus of the research conducted by ITU-T Study Group 20 will be on identifying and analyzing emerging applications and global solutions for IoT and smart cities, which will contribute to improving the interoperability of various IoT-based technologies, a key factor in ensuring end-user and market acceptance of IoT solutions. Nasser Al Marzouqi is currently working for the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in the United Arab Emirates in the International Affairs Division. He also functions as the UAE representative to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and has been closely involved in the major ITU conferences and events. He received his Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Latrobe University in Australia. The TRA in the UAE has been at the forefront of pioneering developments in the field of ICT and in providing an optimal enabling environment in which the UAE’s ICT sector can flourish. Mr. Al Marzouqi is a firm proponent of con​verting existing systems to high-efficiency systems, helping to bridge the digital divide and to increase global communication and the transition to smart sustainable cities.​​
Michael McCool.pngMichael McCool
Co-chair, W3C Web of Things

Intel Principal Engineer Dr. Michael McCool has experience in a wide range of areas, from computer graphics to high performance computing to robotics to IoT.  He has been both a university professor and a successful entrepreneur; his venture RapidMind was acquired by Intel in 2009.  Currently he is working on robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT), including programming environments, systems for real-time and embedded HPC software, accelerated computing for HPC and AI, ROS, edge computing, and IoT metadata and semantics.  Most recently, he has been co-chairing the W3C WoT Working Group developing the W3C Web of Things standard which supports portable metadata for IoT devices, describing their services and their network interfaces, in order to achieve scalable IoT interoperability.  Within the WoT WG, he is also chair of the Discovery and Security task forces, considering issues of privacy-preserving IoT discovery (metadata distribution) mechanisms and secure access to IoT devices and services.
longrong-1.jpgLong Rong
China Mobile

Rong Long got her MS degree from the Beijing Institute of Technology University in 2006. She then joined Motorola (China) and Microsoft (China) as software engineer, respectively, work in software and system architecture. In 2013, she joined China Mobile as a member of Terminal R&D department, inv​olved in research and standardization activities of rich communication suite and Wifi display. In 2016, she joined IoT technology and application research department of CMCC, and she has been actively working for standardization related to IoT application protocol , IoT data model, and digital twin in ITU-T, One M2M, and CCSA. She is also the vice-group leader of digital twin group of CCSA.