Speakers

  • David Sanchez
    Jaguar Land Rover
    David Sanchez ADAS Technical Specialist
    Jaguar Land Rover
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    Jaguar Land Rover
    Edith Holland Lead Engineer - Functional Safety EESE, Software & Systems Engineering
    Jaguar Land Rover
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  • Serkan Aslan
    NVIDIA
    Serkan Arslan Senior Director
    NVIDIA
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  • Mark Basten
    TATA Motors
    Mark Basten Group Chief Technical Engineer - Electrical
    TATA Motors
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  • Frans de Rooij
    TomTom
    Frans de Rooij Product Manager
    TomTom
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  • Dr David Ward
    HORIBA MIRA Ltd
    Dr David Ward Senior Technical Manager - Functional Safety
    HORIBA MIRA Ltd
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  • Fran Thom
     
    Fran Thom Head of the Software Centre of Excellence
    Rolls Royce
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  • Bendewald Lennart
    VW
    Lennart Bendewald Head of HMI for Driving and Assistance
    Volkswagen Group Research
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    Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
    Lennart Bendewald

    Study

    2001 – 2006:
    Study of Vehicle Informatics at the University for Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel – outside location in Wolfsburg (today known as Ostfalia)

    Job history

    2006-2010:
    Project staff – Technical expert for innovative HMI concepts – Sub-Department „Innovative HMI“ at Volkswagen Group Research – Wolfsburg

    2010-2012:
    Project manager – HMI for innovative cockpit concepts – Sub-Department „HMI concepts and evaluation“ at Volkswagen Group Research – Wolfsburg

    Current Job:

    Since 2012:
    Head of HMI for driving and assistance at Volkswagen Group Research – Wolfsburg

    Main subject areas: - HMI concepts for complex urban scenarios - HMI concepts for automated driving

  • Walter Hagleitner
    ADAS
    Walter Hagleitner CEO
    ADAS Management Consulting
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    1977 engineering degree in electrical engineering in Bregenz, Austria

    1978 starting as test engineer in high vacuum measurement equipment at Balzers AG, Liechtenstein

    1979- 1983 development of Ion-Implantation systems for semiconductor manufacturing at Balzers AG, Switzerland

    1983-1988 project manager in development of high vacuum manufacturing systems for CD-, Optics-, Semiconductor- industry at Balzers AG, Liechtenstein

    1988-1993 Marketing and Sales manager for Laser-based semiconductor inspection systems at Censor AG, Liechtenstein

    1993- 1996 Marketing and sales manager for automotive sensors at Leica in Heerbrugg

    1996 – 2003 Marketing and sales manager for ADAS systems at A.D.C. >> Continental

    2004 – today CEO of ADAS_Management Consulting – an independent consultant on ADAS and active safety (including personal on-road experience with different systems over 1 mio. Km)

  • Holger Meinel
     
    Holger Meinel  
     
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    Holger H. Meinel joined the AEG-TELEFUNKEN Advanced Technology Department in Ulm, Germany, in 1973 after graduating with a Diploma in Microwave Engineering from the RWTH AACHEN in Aachen, Germany. He started to design mm-wave components, among others for a 35 GHz collision avoidance radar. Never changing company but only their names over about 40 years, he switched his location and role of work nearly every 5 years. However, working in the US or France in the 1980s, and again the US in the 1990s he normally was located in Germany. Coming full circle in his career, from May 2010 to December 2012 he has been responsible for external contacts of Daimler AG within the EU-Project MOSARIM (More Safety for All by Radar Interference Mitigation); thus finally coming back-to-his-roots again: ACC radar for cars.

    Holger H. Meinel is author and co-author of over 175 technical papers, mostly on millimeter-wave integration and application. He holds or has held 14 patents and among other things has been involved in key-functions with the European Microwave Association (EuMA). During the restructuring of the European Microwave Conference (EuMC) from 1996 to 1998 he served in the newly founded Steering Committee, and became one of the 6 founder members of EuMA. He especially fostered application oriented contributions to EuMW, as well as he supported and enhanced the student involvement in EuMA. In 2011 – during the EuMW in Manchester, UK, - he was awarded with the EuMA Distinguished Service Award for his lifelong contributions to the microwave community.

    Since September 2014 he officially is in retirement. However, since then he has been actively involved in different conferences and events, concerning automotive radar and autonomous driving, such as: EuRAD in Rome (Oct.), Telematics Munich (Nov.), in 2014, EuRAD in Paris (Oct.), or recently the 2nd Forum on Intelligent Vehicles in Chengdu, China (Oct.) and Telematics Stuttgart (Nov.) in 2015.

    In January 2015 Holger H. Meinel was appointed by the EuMA BOD to be the speaker of the EuRaMIG (European Radio and Microwave Interest Group), one of three core groups within EuMA, for the next 3 years. EuRaMIG being the body to hold contact with the EU-Commission for EuMA on behalf of innovative technology related EU calls.

  • Ian Riches
    Strategy Analytics
    Ian Riches Director in the
    Global Automotive Practice
    Strategy Analytics
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    Ian Riches is a Director in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics. He heads a research team that covers all aspects of embedded automotive electronic systems, semiconductors and sensors on a worldwide basis.

    His areas of research include powertrain, chassis, safety, security and body applications – including high-growth areas such as hybrid and electric vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles.

    Before joining Strategy Analytics, Ian spent two years as assistant editor of Automotive Engineer, the UK magazine published by the IMechE. He has also held the position of Press Officer/Technical Author for MTL, a safety-related electronic equipment manufacturing company.

    With twenty years of experience, he is one of the foremost industry analysts in the automotive electronics sector. Ian holds an MA in engineering from Cambridge University, UK, where he specialized in fluid dynamics, turbo-machinery and internal combustion engines.

  • Tim Leinmüller
    DENSO
    Tim Leinmüller Info and Safety Engineering Department
    DENSO
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    Tim Leinmüller is responsible for DENSO’s European V2X Communication R&D and standardization activities.

    Tim is representing DENSO in the Car2Car Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) where he is chairing the architecture working group. Prior activities in the consortium include leading several task forces such as compliance assessment and upward compatibility. He serves as DENSO’s official contact to ETSI and he is contributing to the standardization in ETSI TC ITS. He also contributes as expert to the EU Commission’s C-ITS Platform.

    In total, Tim is working in the V2X communication / connected vehicle technology area for more than 10 years. His prior research activities include participation in several European research projects such as OverDRIVE, Ambient Networks, Sevecom, and DRIVE C2X. He contributed to IETF NEMO (Network Mobility) WG during the development of Internet RFC3963 (Network Mobility (NEMO) Basic Support Protocol).

  • Christoph Lauterwasser
    allianz
    Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser Managing Director
    Allianz Center for Technology
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    Christoph Lauterwasser holds a doctorate in experimental physics from the University of Munich. He joined Allianz in 1994. He has held several positions within Allianz all of them related to the impact of technology on risk, underwriting and claims. Since 2007 he is Managing Director of the Allianz Center for Technology (AZT). As a center of competence for automotive technology for the Allianz Group, the AZT is active in crash research, accident research, studies on road safety as well as in repair studies for vehicles, vehicle security & training of experts. Christoph is a member of the German Type Classification Committee for Motor Vehicles, the GDV working Group on Automated Driving and of the Steering Committee of the Research Council for Automobile Repairs (RCAR).

  • Matthew Avery
    THATCHAMRESEARCH
    Matthew Avery Director of Insurance Research
    Thatcham
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    As Director of Insurance Research, the key aspect of Matthew’s role involves engagement with member insurers and building on existing relationships with other technology focused, global organizations and partners. Alongside this Matthew’s continues liaison with vehicle manufacturers, legislators and global NCAP initiatives with a view to encouraging safer vehicle designs whilst controlling insurance costs.

    He is currently leading detailed research into collision avoidance technologies having been pivotal in the definition of test procedures to evaluate Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – these tests having since being integrated into the UK insurance Group Rating system and Euro NCAP.

    In 2011 Matthew was awarded the US Government Special Award of Appreciation for his contribution to the field of global traffic safety.

  • Wim Van Thillo
    imec
    Wim Van Thillo R&D
    imec
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    Wim Van Thillo received his master degree in electrical engineering and his undergraduate degree in business economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He obtained a PhD degree from the same university based on his research in imec’s wireless communications group. In 2008, he was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley’s Connectivity Lab. From 2012 to 2014 he led imec’s 79 GHz radar research program. Since January 2015 Wim is responsible for imec’s R&D in cellular and WiFi transceivers, 60 GHz communications, 79 GHz radar and 140 GHz sensors.

  • Wolfgang Bosch
    graz uni
    Dr. Wolfgang Bosch Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering
    Graz University of Technology
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  • James Moffatt
    Zurich
    Dr. James Moffatt Head of Customer and Basis Technology Discovery
    Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
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  • Francois Guichard
    UNECE
    Francois Guichard Manager
    UN Secretary - Active Safety
    UNECE
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  • James Hodgson
    ABIResearch
    James Hodgson Research analyst
    Autonomous Driving and Location Tech
    ABI Research
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  • Alain Dunoyer
    SBD
    Dr. Alain Dunoyer SBD Head of Safe Car
    SBD
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  • Thierry-Le-Hay
    PSA Peugeot Citroen
    Thierry Le Hay Director of Innovation
    PSA Peugeot Citroen
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  • Jacques Terken
     
    Jacques Terken Associate Professor
    Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
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  • Iain Forbes
    Department for Transport
    Iain Forbes Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
    Department for Transport
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  • Nicholas Dulac
    ADAS
    Nicolas du Lac CEO
    Intempora
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  • Karsten Funk
    Quanergy
    Karsten Funk Director of Business Development
    Quanergy
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  • Phil Magney
     
    Phil Magney Principal Analyst
    Vision Systems Intelligence
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    Barnaby Simkin Technical Manager - Public Policy and Vehicle Legislation Department
    SMMT
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  • Moritz von Grosthuss
    gestigon
    Moritz von Grotthuss CEO
    Gestigon
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  • Mark Timms
    INRIX
    Mark Timms Product Director
    INRIX
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  • Kerry Johnson
    QNX
    Kerry Johnson Senior Automotive Product Manager
    QNX
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    Kerry Johnson has more than 25 years’ experience as a software design manager, product manager, and project manager in the mobile and telecommunications industries.

    Kerry currently works as a senior automotive product manager at QNX Software Systems, where he is responsible for product roadmaps and introducing new technology to market.

  • Johannes Peeters
    SoftKinetic
    Johannes Peeters Sales Director
    Softkinetic
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    Johannes is the Senior Director of Sales and Business Development for SoftKinetic, a leading global organization offering next-generation 3D vision technologies (sensors, cameras, and software), to the mobile, VR/AR, automotive and robotics markets. In this role, Johannes is responsible for accelerating growth in Europe and Asia, as well as developing the company’s automotive vertical worldwide.

  • Erich Smidt
    Velodyne
    Erich Smidt EMEA Regional Director
    Velodyne LiDAR
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    Erich has over 20 years of experience working with remote sensing instrumentation in the aerospace, meteorological and mining industries. He has worked for Teledyne, Trimble, and Leica Geosystems and joined Velodyne in 2015 to lead operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Velodyne Europe GmbH is based in Frankfurt, and hiring applications engineers to support their work in the European Automotive sector.

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  • ADAS
  • Quanergy

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  • Inrix
  • Soft Kinetic

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