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Speaker Biographies

Please see below the latest speaker confirmations for May's summit. Additional speaker details will appear here shortly, please check back regularly for updates.

Speakers

Thibaut Kleiner

Thibaut Kleiner

Head of Unit, Network Technologies, European Commission

 

Mr. Kleiner is heading unit E1 – Network Technologies - in DG CONNECT, European Commission. This unit is in charge of Reasearch & Innovation in the area of wireless optical networks, network architectures, Internet of Things, Satcom and manages the 5G-PPP.

Thibaut has worked for the European Commission since 2001, occupying a number of positions, notably in the field of competition policy, where he was head of unit in charge of coordination, and member of Cabinet of Neelie Kroes in her previous mandate, where he notably supervised state aid (including during the banking crisis). An economist by training, he holds a Master from HEC Paris and a PhD from the London School of Economics.

Michal Boni

Michal Boni

MEP, European Parliament

 

Born in 1954 in Poznan, a graduate of the University of Warsaw, where for many years he lectured in the Department of Polish Culture. Involved in "Solidarity" underground movement since 1980, since 1987 its leader on University of Warsaw and from march 1983 till 1989 editor in chief of underground weekly newspaper "Wola". Since 1989 a member of the national authorities of "Solidarity", in 1990 – chairman of the "Mazowsze" Region Managing Board.
In 1991, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, from 1992 to 1993 he held the position of the Secretary of State in the same ministry, where he was responsible, inter alia, for labor market policy. Member of Parliament of the first tenure. Since 1995, the director of the Social Policy Reform Program at the Stefan Batory Foundation. Councillor of Centrum Commune of the municipal city of Warsaw in 1994-1996. From 1996 to 1997 Director and Member of the Institute of Public Affairs. From 1998 to 2001, the chief advisor to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy. By 2007, Enterprise Investors consultant in the field of human resource. Key expert cooperating in shaping of the National Development Plan and the National Action Plan for 2007-2013. By 2007, Lewiatan (Polish Confederation of Private Employers) advisor. From 2003 till 2007 member of the Governing Board in Eurofund, where he represented Polish employers. Expert in a labour market policy, also cooperated with the World Bank and OECD.
Since January 2008, the Secretary of State in the Prime Minister's Office. In 2009 appointed to the office of the Minister – a member of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers. Since 2008 he was the Head of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister . Under his leadership the team has conducted a socio-economic evaluation of Poland and has participated in the development of strategic plans of the government. Among some of the most important documents are: "Report on Polish Intellectual Capital", "Returner. Navigation for returning migrants", "Poland 2030. Development Challenges" and "Youth 2011".
The Minister of Administration and Digitization of Poland from 2011 till 2013. The host of the Congress of Freedom on the Internet, the organizer of the consultation on digital privacy and data protection, creator of the Governmental Operational Programme Digital Poland 2014-2020, which aims to foster internet development in Poland, author of the report "State 2.0 - a new start for e-administration" and many other government strategic documents. Successfully carried out in Poland digitization of public television, changed the law on public collections of money and goods more accessible and useful for citizens. Supported the acquisition of digital skills in the elderly and the introduction of science programming for children, as well as the creation of open public data register
Former Chairman of Council on the Prevention of Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, which was created in 2012 as a response to the problem visible in the public space – hate speech and actions motivated by intolerance targeting the representatives of minorities.

Fátima Barros

Fátima Barros

President, ANACOM; and Chair, BEREC

 

Fátima Barros is a professor of Economics and, since May 2012, she is the Head of the Portuguese National Regulatory Authority for Communications. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from CORE, Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium, and a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of Portugal. Previously to this appointment she was the Dean of Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics (2004-2012) where she holds a professor position since 1992 and teaches in the Masters of Science in Management and MBA programs. She has several publications in leading international scientific journals in regulation, competition and contract theory. Until May 2012 she was a Board Member of several international academic and business institutions. In December 2013 she was elected Chair of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) for 2015 and Vice-Chair for 2014.

Gilles Brégant

Gilles Brégant

Director General, ANFR; and Chair, RSPG

 

Born in Chambéry (France) in 1963, Gilles Brégant graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1986) then from Telecom ParisTech (1988). Following a 7-year-career at France Telecom research center, Gilles Brégant led the transition project from “Minitel” electronic directory to its companion web site, www.pagesjaunes.fr. He was then appointed technical adviser to the Minister in charge of Research (1996-1997). He had to coordinate international projects and themes in relation with information technology. He then worked for the department of trade and industry as deputy director in charge of Prospective. He was appointed secretary general of the ministerial task force “Digital Economy” (2001-2005). He was then appointed Technical Director of Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (the French Media Regulator) in 2005. Gilles Brégant is the CEO of ANFR since 2011. He was elected President of RSPG in November 2011.

Wojciech Wiewiorowski

Wojciech Wiewiorowski

Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor,

 

Wojciech Rafał Wiewiorowski has been Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor since December 2014. Adjunct professor at the University of Gdansk. Previously the head of IT Law Department in the University of Gdansk 2003-2010, Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (Polish DPA) 2010-2014, Vice Chairman of the Working Party Art. 29 since February till November 2014. The author of numerous studies, publications and lectures in the field of personal data protection, IT law, e-government and legal informatics. His areas of scientific activity include first of all Polish and European IT law, processing and security of information, legal information retrieval systems, informatisation of public administration, electronic signature and application of semantic web and legal ontologies in legal information processing.

Cees Links

Cees Links

Founder & CEO, GreenPeak Technologies

 

Cees Links is a pioneer of the wireless data industry, a visionary leader bringing the world of mobile computing and continuous networking together. Under his responsibility, the first wireless LANs were developed which ultimately became house-hold technology integrated into the PCs and notebooks we are all familiar with. He also pioneered the development of access points, home networking routers and hotspot base stations, all widely used today.

In 2005 Cees started with GreenPeak Technologies. GreenPeak is a fabless semiconductor company and the leader in the ZigBee market with a rich offering of semiconductor products and software technologies for Smart Home data communications and the Internet of Things.

Cees started his career at NCR Computers where he was responsible for the development and launch of the world’s first wireless LAN product in 1990, a major innovation at that time. Throughout several acquisitions and divestitures (NCT, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems), Cees continued his work in the wireless LAN area, which he turned into a multi-hundreds million dollar business for Agere Systems. He directly closed a deal with Apple Computer in 1999 that ignited the growth of the wireless LAN industry. Though this deal, wireless LANs went on to become a standard notebook feature.

Cees was involved in the establishment of the IEEE 802.11 standardization committee and the WiFi Alliance. He was also instrumental in helping to establish the IEEE 802.15 standardization committee to become the basis for the ZigBee sense and control networking technology and standardization.

Cees Links holds a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Twente University of Technology in Enschede, The Netherlands.

Peter Ohnemus

Peter Ohnemus

Chairman, Founder & CEO, dacadoo

 

Peter Ohnemus is the founder of the dacadoo Health Score/dacadoo ag, Zurich/Switzerland. Peter has been involved in high-tech and bio-tech investments over the last 25 years and this had led to four IPO’s and multiple trade sells.

Peter Ohnemus and his Network Capital Holding, his private investment firm, is currently invested in high-tech, bio-tech and sustainable energy/infrastructure start-ups.

Peter was CEO & co-founded ASSET4, the world’s leading provider of extra-financial information, in 2004, which was sold to Thomson Reuters, New York in November of 2009. Mr. Ohnemus previously held senior executive positions with Sybase, Logic Works, The Fantastic Corporation and COS – all of which went public during his tenure. Peter Ohnemus was entrepreneur of Switzerland by EY.

Peter is a frequent speaker and commenter on high-tech and healthcare globally. He has spoken at World Economic Forum (WEF), CommunicAsia, European Health Forum by the EU, Economist Global Healthcare Forum, European Techtour, Red Herring, etc.

Peter has over the last 10 years been board member of Rothschild Bank, Tele Denmark (Switzerland), Esbatech, CommerceOne, etc. Peter teaches Innovation at multiple Universities such as HSG - Switzerland, Bocconi -
India.

Peter lives outside Zürich, is married and has 5 daughters.

Alicia Asín

Alicia Asín

Co-Founder & CEO, Libelium

 

Alicia Asín, Libelium's Co-Founder and CEO. Computer Engineer by the Polytechnic Center of Zaragoza with studies at the Judge Business School of Cambridge and ESADE. She has research experience in computer security and power consumption in high performance processors. In 2007 she won the Best Paper Award in the Workshop on Computer Architecture Education (San Diego, CA). Speaker about Smart Cities and Sensor Networks in major events, she is TPC member of the S-Cube Conference on Sensor Systems and Software.

Pasi Hurri

Pasi Hurri

President & CEO, BaseN Corporation

 

Since establishing BaseN Corporation in 2001, Pasi Hurri has been holding the position of Chief Executive Officer. He is also the largest shareholder of the company. In addition to his role at BaseN, Mr. Hurri holds Board level positions at AmCham Finland and at a number of technology companies. Mr. Hurri is also a visiting lecturer and expert speaker, e.g. at IEEE and several universities.

Prior to founding BaseN, Mr. Hurri spent more than a decade in senior technology management positions. He presided the engineering effort of the KPNQwest Eurorings network, then the largest pan-European carrier transporting more than 50% of the Internet traffic. Mr. Hurri also was the Chairman of FICIX, the

Finnish Commercial Internet Exchange, and a Member of the Board of Directors at Academica Oy, now part of TelecityGroup. Within Ahlstrom Corporation Mr. Hurri managed the creation of a global IP network in the early 90’s. With his strategic thinking inherited from the Finnish Air Force, Mr. Hurri has always emphasized the importance of deep situational awareness, according to Clausewitz principles.

Jonathan Steel

Jonathan Steel

CEO, Change London

 

Jonathan Steel is a non-profit leader, futurist and technology visionary.

As founder and CEO of Deliver Change Ltd, Jonathan has created a new model of technology-enabled non-profit organisation, which is helping to improve health, liveability, and economic outcomes for cities in the UK. Partnered
with Defra, the GLA,TfL, Cambridge University, Kings College London, Leicester University, and many other organisations, Deliver Change is backed primarily by private sector funding. The largest current Deliver Change project is AirSensaTM - the largest air quality monitoring network in the world - rolling out initially in London through our ‘Change London’ initiative.

Before Deliver Change, Jonathan founded The Bathwick Group, a successful strategic consultancy and software producer specialising in disruptive platforms, emerging technologies, systems thinking, and smart cities.

Chris Greer

Chris Greer

Director, Cyber Physical Systems, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Dr. Chris Greer is NIST Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability. In these positions, he is responsible for strategic planning, program implementation and coordination with partners across the public and private sectors. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Greer served as Assistant Director for Information Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Cybersecurity Liaison to the National Security Staff. His responsibilities there included networking and information technology research and development, cybersecurity, and digital scientific data access. Dr. Greer has also served as Director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. This program coordinates IT R&D investments across the Federal government.

Philip Moynagh

Philip Moynagh

VP, Internet of Things Group, Intel

 

Philip is Vice-President of Intel’s Internet of Things Group and General Manager of the Quark Solutions Division. Designed in Ireland, the Quark System on Chip and its Software Stack enables us to move past an Internet comprised primarily of connected computers, tablets and phones to an Internet that connects everything in the physical world, including everyday objects. Widely referred to as the "Internet of Things", this technology is transforming high technology businesses today. Brussels, Beijing and Washington predict that billions of things will have built-in connected-compute by the close of this decade, and that they will create trillions of Euro in economic value. Philip's organisation identifies transformation opportunities, translates them into silicon and software architectures and builds real world solutions. Prior to this role, Philip managed multi-billion-Euro silicon chip fabrication factories in Ireland and the US. He is married, has three children and lives in Dublin.

Laurent Bouskela

Laurent Bouskela

Connected Health Product Manager, Orange; and Chair, Market Adoption Working Group, Continua Health Alliance

 

Laurent Bouskela is part of an international division of Orange focusing on M2M/IOT services. He is in Connected Health. He is a passionate product manager in this effervescent field, and has solid experience in both information systems and marketing.

Laurent is also the chairman of the market adoption working group of Continua, an international organization recognized for its action in establishing the only interoperability framework for the Connected Health. He brings his experience with conviction that interoperability can help this sector to develop faster and on a larger scale, with the objectives to keep people healthier and to contain healthcare costs.

Laurents' roles are exciting as he has the opportunity to work on international projects, to exchange with and learn from professionals, and help them develop connected health solutions.

In 2013, Laurent participated in a MOOC from Georgia Institute of Technology in Health Informatics.

Kevin O'Donovan

Kevin O'Donovan

Worldwide Energy Sales Director, Intel

 

Kevin is the worldwide Energy Industry Sales Director for Intel’s Enterprise Solution Sales division at Intel Corporation. The mission of Enterprise Solution Sales is to work with the world’s largest Enterprises and Governments and create business value through the effective adoption of Information Technology, Best practice and Innovative use of Technology. In this role, Kevin is responsible for defining and implementing a comprehensive worldwide market and sales program focused on Utilities within the Energy Industry. Via his work in the industry, since 2012 Kevin represents Intel and DIGITALEUROPE on the Smart Grids Reference Group established by the European Commission in support of the EU Smart Grid Mandate, M/490.

Prior to joining Intel in June 2004, Kevin was the Technical Pre-Sales Director for Compaq and then HP for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Kevin graduated from the University of Limerick in Ireland in 1990 as an Electronic Engineer and holds an Advanced Energy Certificate from the HEC Business School in Paris, France.

Bernard Barani

Bernard Barani

Deputy Head of Unit, Network Technologies, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

Bernard Barani graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne in 1982. He then served as communications engineer in industry on military infrared systems and then with the European Space Agency on advanced satcom programmes. In 1994, he joined the European Commission Directorate General "Information Society", and was responsible for implementation of research and policy issues in wireless communication, Internet, audio visual systems, Software and Services. He has been Deputy head of the unit dealing with research and policy in the field of RFID, Internet of Things and networked enterprise systems. He is currently Deputy head of the unit in charge of research and innovation on Network Technologies in the CONNECT Directorate General of the European Commission. His responsibilities cover the definition of the research strategy related to future networks (5G) and systems based on connected objects (IoT) in support of EU industry competitiveness.

Adrian Grilli

Adrian Grilli

Technical Advisor, European Utilities Telecom Council

 

Adrian Grilli is Managing Director of the Joint Radio Company Ltd (JRC) based in London. JRC is a joint venture between National Grid and the UK Energy Networks Association, representing UK gas and electricity generation, transmission and distribution industries’ radio communications interests. JRC’s prime responsible is managing radio spectrum used by these industries to support critical network operations.

As the importance of utility communications networks has grown, JRC has become increasingly active internationally, participating in a number of European and international groups investigating communications and spectrum options for smart grids.

Mr Grilli is a past chairman of the UK Federation of Communications Services, on the Board of the European Utilities Telecommunications Council and a regular contributor to the US Utility Telecom Council. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institutions of Mechanical Engineers and Engineering & Technology.

Nicolas Damour

Nicolas Damour

Senior Manager, Business and Innovation, Sierra Wireless; and Chairman, Architecture Working Group, OneM2M

 

Nicolas Damour is Senior Manager for Business and Innovation at Sierra Wireless, where he has been working for the last five years. He holds a telecommunications engineering degree and a master degree in innovation management. Before Sierra Wireless, he has worked in the IT and telecommunications industry in North America and in Europe, notably for Nortel Networks and for the Kapsch group. At Sierra Wireless, he is responsible for M2M standardization activities and for advanced projects with partners and prospective customers to keep exploring new ideas and solutions in the M2M industry. Nicolas is also chairman of the architecture working group at oneM2M, where he has been very active since the creation of the organization in 2012. He also attends other standardization and related industry fora such as the 3GPP, the GSM Association or the European Smart Metering Industry Group. He is currently based in Toulouse, France.

David Francis

David Francis

Chief Security Officer for the U.K., Huawei

 

David Francis is Huawei’s Cyber Security Officer for the UK market. David started his career with British Telecom as an engineer and has held several positions in the IT sector in the UK and the US since.

Prior to joining Huawei, David was a Chief Operating Officer with an eCommerce platform. Also, he has worked for Symantec for over 9 years, of which the last 5 as Vice President of Operations. At Symantec, David was responsible for the SaaS / cloud operations unit, consisting of over 300 staff globally.

Working closely with government and local authority customers, he has a vast experience with cyber security challenges and requirements for both the public and the private sector.

Wassim Chourbaji

Wassim Chourbaji

Vice President, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Europe & MENA, Qualcomm

 

Wassim Chourbaji is Vice President for Government Affairs Europe, Middle East and North Africa at Qualcomm. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s public policy and government relations in the region, focusing in particular on the European Union.

Wassim was elected chairman of the Communication Policy Council of TechUK, the policy arm of the UK digital industry, in February 2015. He was previously chairman of the spectrum group at DigitalEurope, the Brussels-based EU industry association, and chairman of the European spectrum group at the GSMA.

Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2006, Wassim was the head of spectrum for the France Telecom Group, overseeing the group’s fixed, mobile and satellite spectrum strategy across its operating companies. He was also designated by European administrations as lead coordinator on 4G spectrum for Europe at the ITU World Radio Conference. Previously, he served as regulatory manager for SkyBridge, the Alcatel Space global Internet satellite project. He started his career as a spectrum engineer at French mobile operator Bouygues Telecom.

Wassim is a graduate engineer from Supélec in France and holds a master’s degree in wireless communications and signal processing from Paris University.

Andreas Geiss

Andreas Geiss

Head of Unit, Spectrum Policy, European Commission

 

Andreas Geiss is currently Head of Unit for Spectrum Policy in DG INFSO of the European Commission. His responsibilities include the implementation of the inventory in accordance with the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme.

Andreas has been working for the European Commission since 2002. He started his professional career in 1991 at the German Regulatory Authority in the area of telecommunications. From 1994 until 2002 he worked for the European Radiocommunications Office (ERO), where he was project leader for many projects dealing with terrestrial and satellite mobile communications. He has been involved in the European preparations for World Radiocommunications Conferences since 1995. Andreas is a telecommunications engineer by profession and enjoys all sorts of sports in his spare time.

Alin Stanescu

Alin Stanescu

Senior Manager, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm

 

Alin has been working with Qualcomm Government Affairs Europe, based in Brussels since November 2008. He designs and implements strategic campaigns related to the development of ICT industry and the Internet of Everything, EU and national regulatory and technology frameworks, trade, IP and market access. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the AMCHAM EU Policy and Trade Policy Groups and Chair of the Digitaleurope China Group. He covers Qualcomm’s work within the OECD Business and Industry Advisory Committee.

Alin’s experience includes working in the cabinet of the European Trade Commissioner, Pascal Lamy; as a coordinator for CSR Europe; and as a founding associate with the Brussels based think-do tank The Centre. Alin holds a M.A. in International Economic Law from the Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne University, a LL.M. in Business Law from the Cologne University and a M.A. Political Sciences and European Public Administration from the College of Europe, Bruges. Alin is an alumni of the Understanding China Program. A French and Romanian national, he is fluent in English, German, Romanian, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Alin is a certified Yoga Alliance Teacher (RYT200) and RYA Skipper.

Bernard Celli

Bernard Celli

Strategy Director, ANFR, France

 

Since June 2012, Bernard Celli has been Strategy Director of Agence nationale des fréquences, the French agency in charge of spectrum management. He was previously an advisor of the minister in charge of Industry, Energy and Digital Economy.

Bernard Celli began his carrier at Orange in Washington D.C., as a regulatory and policy affairs associate. In December 2002, he joined ARCEP, the Electronic Communications regulator, as head of the Broadcasting and Broadband Services Division. In February 2006, he was appointed deputy director of the Economy division of the CSA, the French Media regulator, where he was in charge of Economy and Competition affairs.

Ilkka Lakaniemi

Ilkka Lakaniemi

Chairman, EU Future Internet Public-Private Partnership

 

Mr Ilkka Lakaniemi is a Vice President at the Finland Chamber of Commerce in charge of Digitalization and Renewal strategy in the Finnish Economy. He serves as the Chief Economist at the Chamber. He is a Executive Member of the Group on Economic Policy, which advises the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on global economic and political issues.

Mr Lakaniemi is the Chair of EU Future Internet - Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP) Programme and a Senior Advisor on Future Internet at the Aalto University Business School. He is a aVisiting Scholar on Internet Economy at the University of California at Berkeley.

In 2000-2012, Mr Lakaniemi worked for the Nokia Corporation and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in various senior management positions in corporate relations, corporate venturing and strategic marketing. He is an expert on the socio-economics of mobile technology, Digital Economy and the economic impact of ICT in both advanced and developing economies.

Prior to Nokia, Mr Lakaniemi was a Research Associate, Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Helsinki, the University of California at Berkeley and the United Nations University in international political economy

Thomas Zerdick

Thomas Zerdick

Deputy Head of Unit, Data Protection, DG Justice, European Commission

 

Thomas Zerdick, LL.M., is EU official and currently Deputy Head of Unit in the unit “data protection” at the European Commission’s Directorate-General Justice and Consumers. He is actively involved in the EU data protection reform since 2009.

A German lawyer by profession, he is specialised in European Union law, IT law and personal data protection law, and has published books and articles on European Union law.

Björn Block

Björn Block

Range Manager, IKEA Group

 

Björn Block has many years experience in range management, industrial design and product development. Since August 2012 he is responsible for the global development of all lamps, light sources and products for a smarter home – like Wireless charging – at IKEA.

Björn has a strong passion for innovation and home furnishing and combining aesthetics with functionality. Björn is known for his positive thinking, his creativity and his ability to inspire and empower others to be bold and find new ways.

Wilfried Grommen

Wilfried Grommen

CTO, EMEA public sector, HP

 

Wilfried Grommen is Chief Technology Officer within HP, mainly focusing on the large government institutions like EU and UN. He is also a core member of the Public Sector team in EMEA, active in Brussels and Geneva. As chief technologist he outlines HP’s strategic vision on IT value, innovation and the core IT solutions which HP can offer. This includes business alignment, core technology domains like cloud adoption, information management, security and mobility. Prior to this role, Wilfried was CTO of Microsoft for CEE, with a lot of emphasis on technology policy (interoperability, innovation, security) and part of the core Citizenship team, with strong EU involvement around the digital agenda. He is specialized on the business of innovation, and the collaborative nature of it as reflected in research , and new start ups.

Prior to Microsoft Wilfried led several international management jobs in technology development and strategy with Capco, a financial services and solutions provider (software factory), IBM global services (business – IT alignment consulting) and Motorola (networking).
Wilfried has 22 years of expertise in the IT industry.

Werner Dorfmeister

Werner Dorfmeister

Director Solutioning and Sales Support, HP

 

Werner Dorfmeister is a creative, result driven technology leader who embraces more than 15 years of proven experience as Chief Technology Officer and Enterprise Sales Manager with passion for technology in the railway industry. With significant knowledge in driving major business change and problem solving he is skilled in grasping the big picture, conceptualizing, developing and implementing solutions as well as to partner closely with business leaders and C-level executives. He develops and motivates highly focused teams that successfully meet and succeed goals and company objectives.

In his current role as Chief Technical Officer at the Enterprise Services business unit of Hewlett Packard, he is responsible for all railway related aspects of the overall technology vision, product development including commercial software development, business development and technical presales.

Werner Dorfmeister drives all innovation programs and is responsible for all technology alliances and the direction for HPs technology labs within the CEE region.

Before joining HP he worked 15 years in the railway industry and in railway related projects at OEBB AG (Austrian Railways), DB AG (German Railways) and SBB AG (Swiss Railways). As CEO of Scope Consulting GmbH., a software development and consulting company focused on the railway industry, he drove EU transport initiatives and joint development projects with major vendors in the railway industry.

Outside of HP he teaches as visiting professor at the Danube University Krems in the field of Supply Chain Management and Logistics and at the University of Applied Science in St. Pölten in the area of rail infrastructure.

Francisco J. Jariego

Francisco J. Jariego

Director, Industrial Internet of Things, Telefonica

 

Francisco J. Jariego is currently Director of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) and Member of the Executive Committee of Telefonica I+D (Research & Development).

Francisco holds a Ph. D in Physics from Autónoma University of Madrid and has developed his professional career in the ICT industry, where he has participated and leaded many different research and innovation projects with focus in mathematical modeling and optimization, operations research, software development, information economics and R&D management and strategy.

He served as Director of Technology Strategy for Telefonica I+D from 2009 to 2012, being an active contributor to the definition of the current Telefonica R&D and innovation strategy that led to the creation of Telefonica Digital in 2011. Before his current position in Telefonica, Francisco was the Enablers & Technology Director at Telefonica Digital.

Please find Francisco J. Jariego on twitter: @fjjariego

Jacques Durand

Jacques Durand

Director of Standards and Engineering, Fujitsu North America, Inc.; and Steering Committee Member, Industrial Internet Consortium

 

Jacques Durand has been a technical director at Fujitsu North America, Inc. for 12 years, where he works on software and middleware architectures and standards (OASIS, DMTF, WS-I, CEN, W3C, NIST, ISO/JTC1 SC38). Previously, he was director of development in a business process management (BPM) start-up company and before that, he was an R & D software engineer at US West. Dr. Durand started his career as an assistant professor in computer science in France, where he got a Ph.D. in logic programming and rule-based systems. He has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering, ranging from research software to commercial products.

Dr. Durand has extensive experience in Standards Developing Organizations, including chairing the OASIS Technical Advisory Board and representing Fujitsu on the W3C Advisory Committee. Currently he is chair, editor and member of Working Groups in OASIS, DMTF and NIST, mostly in Cloud computing initiatives and standards. Dr. Durand has long-time experience in testing and participation in several test initiatives in US, Europe and Asia. He has chaired Web-Services-Interoperability test team; participated in the Global Interoperability Test Bed European project; supervised ETSI eBusiness plugtests; chaired OASIS test assertions committee; developed test suites and tools for WS-I, OASIS, and organized, chaired or assisted testing events in Beijing and Japan.

Massimiliano Minisci

Massimiliano Minisci

Director EU Public Policy, GS1

 

Massimiliano Minisci is Director Public Policy Europe at GS1 Global Office, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve efficiency and visibility in supply chains. GS1 standards are used by 1.3 million companies, which execute more than six billion transactions daily in 150 countries. GS1 has local member organisations in 108 countries.
Massimiliano joined GS1 after having spent three years at ICANN as Regional Relations Manager responsible for Europe. ICANN is an international non-for-profit corporation headquartered in the USA responsible for managing the top-level domain name space, Internet Protocol address space and maintaining registries of Internet protocol identifiers.
Prior to that, he spent seven years in Brussels as public policy/regulatory affairs manager for companies and trade associations in the telecom sector. He began his career in Italy as an applied- economics researcher for a private research centre in Rome, then joined the second largest Italian trade association representing industrial SMEs where he held different positions in public policy/advocacy.
Massimiliano holds a degree in Economics from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. An Italian national, he is fluent in English and French and has a passive knowledge of Spanish.

Gustavo Orozco

Gustavo Orozco

EU liaison officer, Barcelona City Council

 

Gustavo Orozco graduated in International Business Honours Bachelor degree in 2002 and holds a Masters degree in International Public Affairs from the Business School University in Barranquilla Colombia in 2004. He has a Master after Master degree in European Integration and Development delivered by the VUB University in Brussels.

Since 2004 he complemented his studies with foreign languages courses in different countries (Italy, Scotland, and Belgium) spending around six moths in each country learning also the culture of the local people.

He worked at the European Union Catalan representation of ACCIO in Brussels between 2011 and 2013 in the Horizon 2020 framework programme. Since 2013 he is working as European Union European Liaison officer at the Barcelona City Council Brussels Office. He is currently member of the Smart Cities and Communities EIP Sherpa group. Besides, he is encouraging the citizen focus EIP SCC Action cluster as a co-chair and leading the labs sub-cluster.

Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber

Frequency Management, ECA and Satellites, European Communications Office

 

Mr. Thomas Weber joined the European Communications Office of the CEPT in 2010 as expert for spectrum management and is the chairman of the WG FM Maintenance Group on Short Range Devices (SRD/MG). He is also responsible for the frequency management project teams in the WGFM dealing with spectrum monitoring, PMR/PAMR, satellite services, direct-air-to-ground communications and the European Common Allocations Table. Before that, he worked for the Federal Network Agency in Germany in 2001-2010 and was the chairman of several ETSI standardization groups dealing with ITS, PMR, DMR, GSM-R and UWB as well as the chairman for the DIN/DKE German National standardization committee on radio devices. He also worked several years for several satellite operators and in the industry in satellite communications. He holds a degree in Communications Engineering acquired at the University of Applied Sciences in Dieburg, Germany.

Gilles Robichon

Gilles Robichon

M2M Telecom Expert, Alliander

 

Gilles Robichon has been involved for the last 15 years in the world of machine-to-machine communications now better known as Internet of Things. His expertise has grown from integrating the first M2M wireless modules to deploying complex connected systems and from solving technical challenges to defining strategies and business cases for large scale smart applications.

As IoT (Internet of Things) and CDMA telecommunication expert, Gilles currently assists Utility Connect customers to design and deploy smart meter and smart grid applications based on a dedicated wireless network. Gilles is also passionate about Alliander and Stedin strategic choice to roll-out a private wireless network based on CDMA-450 technology and grabs any chance to explain this choice.

Gary Clemo

Gary Clemo

Principal Technology Advisor, Ofcom

 

Biography to appear here shortly...

Gilad Rosner

Gilad Rosner

Founder, The Internet of Things Privacy Forum

 

Dr. Gilad L. Rosner is a privacy and information policy researcher, and the founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a crossroads for industry, regulators, academics, government and privacy advocates to discuss the privacy challenges of the IoT. The Forum focuses on the billions of connected devices that speak autonomously and semi-autonomously to each other and to host systems, and the privacy issues that result from their ever increasing collection of personal data. This means connected cars, wearable medical devices, smart homes, smart meters, smart cities, quantified self devices, TVs that listen to your conversations, autonomous drones and everything in between. The Forum's mission is to produce guidance, analysis and best practices to enable industry to reduce risk and innovate responsibly.

Dr. Rosner’s broader work focuses on the IoT, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, and online trust. His consultancy and academic research addresses social, technical and economic facets of authentication, trust services, personal data privacy and data use ethics. His research has been used by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly Radar and the BBC. Dr. Rosner has a 20-year career in IT, having worked with identity management technologies, digital media, automation and telecommunications. Prior to becoming a researcher, he helped design, prototype and manufacture the world's only robotic video migration system, known as SAMMA, which won an Emmy award for technical and engineering excellence in 2011.

Dr. Rosner is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, which provides independent review, analysis, guidance and feedback on Government programmes to incorporate issues related to citizen privacy, trust and confidence. Dr. Rosner also sits on the British Computer Society Identity Assurance Working Group, an expert group focused on internet identity governance. He is a member of the Stakeholder Committee for .uk, and has consulted on trust issues for the UK government's Identity Assurance Programme. He has presented his research to the US Electronic Privacy Information Center and Big Brother Watch in the UK, as well as industry, law and academic conferences. Dr. Rosner has been an invited speaker at the Oxford Internet Institute, the Nominet UK Internet Policy Forum and the O'Reilly Solid Conference.

Alexander Mathieu

Alexander Mathieu

Head of Strategy Development, Nokia

 

Dr. Alexander Mathieu is the Head of Strategy and Business Development at Nokia Networks. His responsibilities include portfolio extension and entering new growth areas, business development, and Nokia Networks overall strategy. He has been focusing on Nokia’s Internet of Things strategy in particular. Before joining Nokia in 2014, he worked as a strategy consultant with a focus on growth strategies for telecommunications and media companies in Europe.

François Lhemery

François Lhemery

Senior Director, Policy EMEA, Microsoft

 

François Lhémery joined Microsoft in 2001 as the Legal Director for Microsoft France. He went up to hold several high level positions such as Director of Strategic Affairs, responsible for Microsoft Citizenship program in France, and Director of Consumer products and online services EMEA.

In October, 2012 François took on his current role as Senior Director of EMEA Policy within the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department at Microsoft Brussels. In this role, François works with and manages a team whose primary role is to formulate the company’s policy positioning in EMEA and to support the work of the LCA field representatives on issues such as IP, privacy and security, telecom, standardization, environment, etc.

Prior to joining Microsoft, François worked as Vice-president Legal & Corporate Communications Director for a French Internet start-up, Netarget (2000 -2001). Prior to this, we worked as regional counsel for Procter & Gamble, where he started his career in 1994.

François is a qualified solicitor who was admitted to the Paris bar in 2006.

François holds a Master in International Business Law from the University of Tours, and an LLM in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter.

François is also an external lecturer at ESSEC, a French business school, and at Paris- Sorbonne University.

Laurent Verdier

Laurent Verdier

CTO - RTM Global Account EMEA Sales, Microsoft

 

Laurent Verdier has joined Microsoft beginning of 2014 as CTO for Global Accounts in EMEA. In its role, he is supporting the technical sales in the innovative scenarios that customers are developing across industries. Laurent Verdier focuses on the main transformational programs that large customers are running across Europe especially when they leverage cloud services.

He supports the customers’ transformations in their IT, their operating model and their business activities by leveraging the industry big trends like the “Internet of Things”, the “Big Data”, the “Predictive Analytics”, and the new era of collaboration and productivity. He helps the customers to understand how they can use the offering of the Microsoft Cloud Services to create new business value and “Change the Game” scenarios.

Before joining Microsoft Laurent Verdier has led during more than 25 years corporate service centers in global and complex financial organizations. He was creating and promoting group strategies and managing delivery of high-value shared services, leveraging optimal technology and governance transformation to deliver substantial business projects & results.

Karine Iffour

Karine Iffour

Director, Business Development Europe, IEEE

 

Karine Iffour, Brussels, has joined IEEE staff as Director, European Business Development, where she will manage activities in Europe. IEEE is the the world’s largest technical professional association with more than 400,000 members worldwide; over 43,000 live in this region.

Prior to joining IEEE, Iffour worked for Liège University as scientific collaborator and at Normapme, a Brussels-based business enterprise association with a focus on standards and certification, where she served as advisor to the Secretary General and did significant work on standardization advocacy with the European Parliament, the European Commission and several international standards bodies. She also was a board member and vice chair of the general assembly for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

She holds a bachelor in languages (La Sorbonne – Paris IV), a master in international business (Ecole des Relations Internationales) and a PhD in sociology of defense (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales).

Chris Kangas

Chris Kangas

Head of Contactless and Mobile Device Payments, Europe, MasterCard Worldwide

 

Chris Kangas has been active in the consumer payments industry for more than 20 years. His career in the industry spans the arc of the evolution of non-cash payments starting from check processing and leading onward to credit cards, money transfer services, ecommerce payments, payment loyalty programs and now to mobile device NFC payments.

Chris holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from New York University. In 1993, he joined MasterCard where he oversaw settlement risk management in the Latin American market and spent time developing MasterCard’s franchise rules and policies relating to the then emerging ecommerce wallet operators like PayPal.

After several years at MasterCard, Chris joined Citibank and led the development of an online international money transfer service, enabling consumer transfers to more than 150 destination countries. Following that, he managed Citibank’s US and Puerto Rico credit cards portfolio, and later, led customer marketing for the bank’s consumer loyalty scheme.

In 2007, Chris rejoined MasterCard in its Europe headquarters located in Waterloo, Belgium. He is presently responsible for MasterCard’s contactless and NFC payment solutions in the Europe region.

Danny Lousberg

Danny Lousberg

Director Product Management, Technicolor; Board Member, AllSeen Alliance

 

Danny Lousberg leads the Internet of Things initiative at Technicolor and oversees the development of innovative consumer oriented solutions within the Connected Home group. As a product designer & marketer, he is focused on turning new & exciting ideas into market-ready products. With over 10 years of experience in creating innovative solutions and with a deep technical knowledge and hands-on experience in software development and design as a basis, Danny aims to find the perfect equilibrium between fulfilling market requirements & managing technical and economical restrictions. He strives to have a no-nonsense approach to product design, focusing on creating value for the end-customer while at the same time ensuring usability and profitability.

Johan Beckers

Johan Beckers

Director EMEA, Bastille

 

Johan Beckers is currently Director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) at Bastille Networks. Prior to joining the next-generation security company, he served as Executive of the European Security Executive Briefing Center at IBM. He’s an experienced leader with a proven track record in business development and technical sales management at technology start-ups, mid-size organizations, and large global companies (IBM).

Johan was also formerly the Director of Technology Solutions, EMEA of Internet Security Systems. He joined Internet Security Systems (ISS) as a Security Consultant in the late 90’s as one of the first employees in Europe and has been instrumental to the growth across the European, Middle East and African regions.

Johan graduated from the University of Leuven where he obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering specializing in telecommunications. He subsequently achieved an MBA from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Dirk Weiler

Dirk Weiler

Head of Standards Management & Horizontal, Nokia

 

Dirk Weiler is Chairman of the ETSI Board and the ETSI IPR Special Committee, the ETSI representative to the European Commission's ICT Multi-Stakeholder Platform, Vice Chairman of the German BITKOM Working Group Standardization, member of the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Joint Presidents' Group and a member of the DIN Presidential Committee FOKUS.ICT.

He is Head of Standards Management & Horizontal in the Networks Business of Nokia, responsible for standardization policy, membership portfolio, type approval and environmental standardization.

He regularly appears as speaker or moderator in conferences and events about technology, standardization and IPR topics.

From 2010-2014 he was Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly. Until 2006 he held various management positions in development, research, intellectual property, standardization and marketing in Siemens. Since 1988 he has been working actively in standardization on technical as well as board level in ETSI, ITU, OMA and various other bodies.

He joined Siemens in 1985, starting in the development of the Mobile Communication System C450, after his graduation in Physics from the University of Cologne and the Institute of Nuclear research in Jülich, Germany.

Ceyhun Burak Akgül

Ceyhun Burak Akgül

Founder & CTO, Vispera

 

Dr. Ceyhun Burak Akgül, the founder and CTO of Vispera, is a PhD in computer vision and machine learning with several years of academic/industrial R&D and industrial product development experience. Vispera Information Technologies is an Istanbul-based automated visual search company, aiming to solve business problems in the retail sector via computer vision and machine learning. Ceyhun is also a shareholder and technical advisor in Flavourspace BV, an Amsterdam-based intelligent food search start-up,. He was previously R&D Director at Vistek ISRA Vision (Istanbul, Turkey) from 2012 to 2014. He planned, coordinated and contributed to the design and development of several computer vision-based industrial automation systems and was the principal investigator of FP7 Dem@Care, FP7 ITEA2 Vicomo, FP7 CA JADE projects during the course of his time at Vistek. In addition to his industrial activities, Dr. Akgül is also Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Associate at the EE Dept., Bogazici University and Visiting Faculty at the Digital Architectural Design Program, Istanbul Technical University. During 2008-2009, he was Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Philips Research Europe (Video Processing and Analysis Group) in the framework of FP6 IRonDB project where he filed a patent on automated diagnosis of age-related mental disorders from MR images and metadata. Dr. Akgül obtained his PhD from both Télécom ParisTech Signals-Images (Paris, France) and Boğaziçi University EE Dept. (2007). During his Ph.D., he developed state-of-the-art shape description, similarity learning and intelligent visual search algorithms for content-based 3D object retrieval. His research and technology interests are focused on computer vision and machine learning with applications in content-based visual search and retrieval, human action recognition, soft biometrics, and Internet-of-Things in retail. He published 6 journal and 50+ conference papers as well as two patents in these domains.

Stephen Pattison

Stephen Pattison

VP Public Affairs, ARM

 

ARM is a UK based company, with global interests. ARM designs microprocessors, used in many products, including the majority of mobile phones.

Stephen is responsible for ARM’s involvement with and contribution to policy and government thinking across the world. His main focus is London, Brussels, Washington and, increasingly, China. He was the first person to be appointed to a Public Affairs role at ARM, in 2012. Key issues on which he is working include Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Data Protection, Energy Efficiency, and Security.

Prior to joining ARM, Stephen was CEO, International Chamber of Commerce UK, where he represented the interests of a range of companies and focussed on various policy and international trade issues.

Before that he worked for James Dyson (Vacuum cleaners etc) as Head, International Business Development, where he introduced new products into new markets as well as accelerating growth in existing markets.

He was once a British Diplomat, working at the British Embassy in Washington, and as Director, International Security at the Foreign Office in London.

Educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, Stephen also spent 2003-4 at Harvard as a Fellow in International Affairs.

Yun Chao Hu

Yun Chao Hu

Director, Standardisation, Huawei

 

Mr. Yun Chao Hu is employed by Huawei Technologies since March 2011 and works for the Huawei West-European Headquarter (HQ) located in Düsseldorf (Germany). His current function within Huawei is the Director of the Standardization and Partnership Strategies within the EU Industry Standards Department. He leads a team of standardization experts working in the areas of IoT, NFV, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Industry 4.0.

He is currently responsible for the corporate NFV standardization strategies and is heading the Huawei Delegation within the ETSI ISG NFV activities. He is also responsible to manage an NFV virtual team of 16 resources working on NFV specifications. He is assigned as the ETSI ISG NFV Industry Engagement Officer, which includes the responsibility to gap the open source and standardization NFV activities. He plays an active role in the NFV standardization, Proof-of-Concepts and Open Source activities.

He is also responsible to drive the corporate Mobile Edge Computing standardization strategies and is assigned as the ETSI ISG MEC Vice Chair/ Industry Enabling WG Chairman. He is also responsible to drive the IoT and Industry 4.0 Standardization strategies within Huawei.

Yun Chao has a very solid standardization background and had several positions within different standardization organizations, such as 3GPP, ETSI, ITU-T and Open IPTV Forum. He attended a wide range of standardization technologies, i.e. Intelligent Networks, IMT-2000, 3G Core Network, IPTV and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). His standardization positions are Open IPTV Forum President and the Board Chairman (2007-2011), 3GPP CN4 and CN5 WG Chairman (1999-2001) and ITU-T Rapporteur Q.24/11 (1997-2000).

Furthermore, Yun Chao was assigned as Strategic Product Management in IMS and responsible to drive an IMS solution for Cable operators. He was responsible for the P&L of the IMS Cable solution and has driven the complete service offering, including the professional services. Yun Chao started his career as Research Engineer and System Designer within the Intelligent Network area.

Frank Hansen

Frank Hansen

Group Planning & Product Strategy, BMW Group

 

Frank Hansen has been working with BMW since 2004. Today he is responsible for the long term premises concerning mobility, urbanization and car markets within the Group's strategy. In the years 2004 till 2010 he oversaw projects about the future of mobility at the Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo). Here, Frank Hansen elaborated future scenarios for passenger and freight transportation and was responsible for the communication of research results to important stakeholders in the mobility industry and transportation politics. 2001 till 2003 he was a research associate at the Daimler Society and Technology Research Group.

Frank Hansen studied Business Administration.

Cécil Ameil

Cécil Ameil

Chair, Regulatory WG, ESOA

 

Cécil Ameil has joined SES in 1998 to represent the Luxembourg-based satellite operator on public affairs and regulatory matters with the European Union (EU), the CEPT, the Council of Europe and the ITU, under the responsibility of the SES General Counsel. He’s now responsible for SES regulatory affairs (advocacy and licensing) in Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Cécil Ameil looks back at more than 20 years of experience in dealing with regulatory affairs, specialised in radio spectrum policies as well as ICT regulations for the space sector. His dedicated expertise covers the impact of telecoms legislations and the challenges of spectrum policies for wireless communications, in the context of increased liberalisation in radio frequency management and usage.

Cécil Ameil has been the chairperson of the working group on regulation in ESOA (EMEA Satellite Operators Association) for several years. In this capacity, he also represents the satellite communications sector in the context of the development of electronic communications regulation and spectrum policies at the EU level and in Africa / Middle East, and he defends the satellite industry in bilateral trade negotiations between the EU and other countries.

Cécil Ameil is also contributing to the coordination of the satellite industry’s efforts to defend access to and usage of essential radio spectrum, in the context of the preparation for WRCs.

A French national living in Belgium for years, Cécil is the father of 3 boys and performs theatre and music as amateur.

Pierre Métivier

Pierre Métivier

Co–founder, Product Marketing and Innovation consultant, NET-7 Innovation

 

A founder of NET-7 Innovation, a consulting firm, Pierre helps companies and local authorities to innovate through the use of contactless technologies. He is the author of « Le mobile NFC, Télécommande de notre quotidien » (the NFC mobile as the remote control of our daily life) book, Editions AFNOR and the main editor of « Avec ou sans contact », a 5-year old French blog dedicated to innovation and usage of contactless technologies and the Internet of Things.

Former General manager of Forum des services mobiles sans contact the French NFC industry association, Pierre is also a visiting professor (project management) at the NEOMA Business school and a regular speaker in major events in France and Europe, including TV and radio, such as the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona ​or ​Cartes in Paris.

Pierre also organized the first two IOT DAY events in Paris, France and he is a member of two professional associations - ACSEL and Internet of things Council.

Prior to his involvement in the internet of things and contactless technologies, Pierre has been an early actor in two innovative technology industries - microcomputers and software in the 80s with Commodore, Apricot and Borland and the Internet from 1995 with CompuServe, AOL in France, Europe and the United States.

Moderators

Nigel Cameron

Nigel Cameron

President & CEO, Centre for the Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET)

 

Nigel Cameron is president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET), a nonpartisan Washington, DC, think tank on innovation, policy and the future. He has written widely at the interface of technology, business, policy, and values. and publications include Nanoscale (John Wiley, 2007) and Innovation President (Kindle ebook, 2012). His next book is focused on the problem of managing exponential change within organizations; working title: New Normal: The Fallacy that Fails the Future.

A native of the UK, he is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh universities and the Edinburgh Business School. He has held university appointments, most recently as a research professor and associate dean in the Illinois Institute of Technology. He combines a policy focus in Washington with corporate advisement. He writes regularly on the business impact of social media, and is a columnist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on technology and corporate social responsibility. Long resident in the United States, he maintains British and European connections; he is a director of the London think tank 2020Health, and in 2012 moderated the European Identity and Cloud conference in Munich.

He has also represented the United States at meetings of the United Nations, and is currently a commissioner of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and chair of its Social and Human Sciences Committee.

Dan Caprio

Dan Caprio

Co-Founder, The Providence Group

 

Dan Caprio is an internationally recognized expert on privacy and cybersecurity. He has served as the Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Commerce Department, a transatlantic subject matter for the European Commission's Internet of Things formal expert group, a Chief of Staff at the Federal Trade Commission and a member of the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. In 2002, Dan represented the United States revising the OECD Security Guidelines that formed the basis for the first White House Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

Graham Louth

Graham Louth

Partner, Aetha Consulting

 

Graham brings to Aetha a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from over 20 years working in the telecoms sector: originally as a leading advisor to operators and regulators on issues such as universal service costing, interconnect price setting, retail price control, margin squeeze analysis, and market reviews (including the development and use of top-down and bottom-up, fully allocated and incremental cost models); more recently as Director of Spectrum Policy at Ofcom (the UK’s electronic communications regulator) in which role he has been responsible for many of the most significant developments in spectrum policy, including the introduction of spectrum trading and liberalisation, refinement of spectrum pricing, auctioning of key spectrum bands, including the UK’s 4G auction of the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands, and the regulatory review of various mobile network sharing and merger agreements.

Colin Blackman

Colin Blackman

Director, Digital Forum, The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

 

Colin Blackman is Director of the Digital Forum at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Director of Camford Associates, and Visiting Senior Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Media and Communications.

Colin is a consultant, editor and writer specializing in foresight and information age issues. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a consultant and project manager specializing in foresight and policy impacts of new technologies. He is the founding editor of info (the journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media), and co-editor of the Telecommunications Regulation Handbook.

His recent clients include the OECD (supporting their work on the Internet of Things), The European Commission (DG Connect, DG Enterprise, Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies), The World Bank, the European Parliament, Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission, and the International Telecommunication Union.

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Chairman, Forum Europe

 

Paul Adamson joined Forum Europe as Partner and Chairman in 2014, bringing with him an unrivalled experience and in-depth knowledge of EU affairs spanning more than 30 years.

Paul works with the team on content, business development and strategy both through Forum Europe and the company's international subsidiary, Forum Global.

In addition to his role at Forum Europe, Paul is editor-in-chief and founding publisher of E!Sharp, an online magazine dedicated to covering the European Union and Europe's place in the world. He is also a Senior European Policy Advisor at Covington & Burling.

Paul is a member of Rand Europe's Council of Advisors and sits on the advisory board of YouGov-Cambridge, a polling think-tank. In addition, he is a member of the advisory group of the Washington European Society, the American Security Project, and British Influence - an organisation that promotes the UK's role in the European Union.

Paul is a patron of the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES), a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, and a trustee of the Citizenship Foundation.

He founded the consulting firm Adamson Associates, which was sold to Weber Shandwick and The Centre, which was later sold to Edelman.

In 2012, Paul was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to promoting understanding of the European Union”, a part of the Queen's 2012 New Year Honours Diplomatic Service and Overseas List.

Gérard Pogorel

Gérard Pogorel

Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus, Telecom ParisTech, France

 

Gérard Pogorel is Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus, Telecom ParisTech, France.

Telecom ParisTech is a first-tier European Research and higher education institution. It encompasses all discipline areas, sciences, technologies, social sciences, of relevance to information and telecommunications technologies and the media.

Gerard Pogorel graduated from HEC Paris Graduate School of Management and holds a Doctorate in Economics from Université de Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne..

Gérard POGOREL co-authored in 2014 a report to the Prime Minister of Italy on Broadband for 2020. He chaired the Scientific Committee of the “Spectrum & Innovation” Agence Nationale des Fréquences International Conference held in Paris in June 2013. He was a member of the Organo di Vigilanza, Telecom Italia Open Acess (2008-2012). He acted as co-founder and Chair/Rapporteur of the European Spectrum Management Conferences 2006-2011. He was previously Chair of the European Union Framework Research & Technology Development Programme Monitoring Panel, and Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the EU Information Society and Technologies Research Programme. He participates in numerous Government-level and regulation Authorities Committees and Scientific Committees on telecom and media policy and regulation in Europe, the USA and Asia. He is a member of the international panel of experts for the World Competitiveness Yearbook. Gérard Pogorel is Officier des Palmes Académiques.

He published numerous articles, books, and reports including: “Valuation and pricing of licensed shared access: next generation pricing for next generation spectrum access”, “The digital dividend: radio spectrum, mobile broadband, and the media: Towards a policy framework”, Open Society Institute (2011), “The Radio Spectrum: managing a strategic resource”–with JM Chaduc,, (Wiley-ISTEC London, January 2008), Nine regimes of spectrum management: a 4-step decision guide, Communications & Strategies, April 2007, « Competitive Compliance: streamlining the Regulation process in Telecom and Media», (Communications & Strategies, March 2006), « Digital Terrestrial Television and Digital Convergence: A European Policy Perspective » (with G. Fontaine) in «Towards Digitalisation in Broadcasting: Policy and Practice » Cave M. & Nakamura K, eds, Routledge, 2006, « Towards More Flexible Spectrum Regulation”, WIK-BundesNetzAgentur report (Bonn, 2005, co-author).

Alain Louchez

Alain Louchez

Managing Director, Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Alain Louchez is the Managing Director of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, the applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”).

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Mr. Louchez held various executive positions, including vice president of BellSouth (now AT&T) Europe, executive director of BellSouth France, and general manager of GTE/Verizon Media Ventures’ wireless video operations in Hawaii. Most recently, he was vice president of strategic management at Numerex, a company focused on machine-to-machine communications (M2M), where he was instrumental in the development of the M2M Standardization Task Force at the Global Standards Collaboration (an international organization composed of ITU and other major Standards Developing Organizations).

He has served on the boards of directors of several international telecommunications companies, including France Telecom Mobiles Data, Cofira (parent company of SFR), Com-Dev (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations’ Cable TV subsidiary), SINEDI/Com-Dev Images, and Datech. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) advisory council and the Georgia Tech Lorraine (Georgia Tech’s European campus) advisory board.

Jonathan Litchman

Jonathan Litchman

Co-Founder, The Providence Group

 

Jonathan Litchman is a national security veteran with experience as an intelligence officer and as a staff member on the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was also a senior executive at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he led efforts in software product development and consulted on information operations and strategic planning. He most recently led Edelman Public Relations’ Washington, D.C. cybersecurity policy and national security practice.

Twitter: @jdlitchman

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