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Speaker Biographies

Full biographies of confirmed speakers can be found below, please check back regularly for updates.

Opening and Keynote

Christian Reinaudo

Christian Reinaudo

CEO, Agfa-Gevaert

 

Christian Reinaudo (°1954 - French) is a graduate from the ‘Ecole de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris’ and holds a doctorate from the ‘University of Paris’ (France). He started his career with Alcatel (formerly named ‘Compagnie Générale d’Electricité’) in 1978. During his Alcatel period he managed several multi billion Euro businesses. From 1984 to 1996, he held several positions in the Cable Group of Alcatel (now Nexans).

He took the position of President of the Submarine Networks Division in early 1997. Appointed President of the whole Optics Group in 1999, he enters the Executive Committee of Alcatel early 2000 as Executive Vice President. In 2003, he was appointed President of Alcatel Asia Pacific and moved to Shanghai (China).

In 2006, he came back to Paris to manage the integration and the transition process associated with the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies.
Early 2008, he joined Agfa-Gevaert to be President of Agfa HealthCare.
Christian Reinaudo joined the Agfa-Gevaert Board of Directors in 2010.
As from May 1, 2010 he is CEO of Agfa-Gevaert.

Scott Steedman

Scott Steedman

Vice-President Policy of CEN and Director of Standards, British Standards Institution

 

Scott Steedman is Director of Standards at BSI where he is responsible for the UK National Standards Body, representing the UK internationally and advising industry and government on the role of standardisation and knowledge transfer in innovation and economic growth. Formerly an academic at Cambridge University, Scott has spent the last twenty years working on major infrastructure and building projects in the UK and around the world.

Scott is a former Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Civil Engineers and continues to be Editor-in-Chief of the Academy's flagship magazine, Ingenia, www.ingenia.org.uk He was appointed CBE in 2010 for services to engineering.

Morning Panel

Jacki Davis

Jacki Davis

Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications

 

Jacki Davis is a leading commentator and analyst on European Union affairs. She is an experienced journalist, speaker and moderator of high-level events both in Brussels and in EU national capitals, the editor of many publications, a regular broadcaster on television and radio news programmes, and a Senior Adviser to the European Policy Centre think tank. Jacki has been based in Brussels for 19 years, and was previously Communications Director of the European Policy Centre; editor-in-chief of E!Sharp, a magazine on the EU launched in 2001; and launch editor of European Voice, a Brussels-based weekly newspaper on EU affairs owned by The Economist Group, from 1995-2000.

Patrice Lefeu

Patrice Lefeu

Executive Director in charge of EU institutions for France, Luxembourg and Maghreb Countries, Ernst & Young

 

Patrice Lefeu has started his carrier as an entrepreneur. He was CEO of Business Channel, a sister company of Compagnie Générale des Eaux specialised in producing programmes for financial and economic broadcasters. He has been working since more than 20 years in public sector and on industrial policies at national, EU and international level. He is a former member of the Foreign Trade Minister’s cabinet for European Affairs, bilateral cooperation, SME’s internationalisation and development, included for pre accession and candidate countries + Russia and Turkey.

At the present time, as Executive Director, he is managing EU institutions and NATO for E&Y practices in France, Luxembourg and Mediterranean countries. He deals everyday with the European Commission, the European Defence Agency, the SESAR JU and the European Parliament to manage a large number of contracts related to policy impact assessment and evaluation, economic and studies, risks management, performance improvement... He is managing at European level services related to administrative simplifications for accounting and tax obligations as he was till 2012 member of the national steering committee for administrative burden reduction put in place but the French ministry of Economy.

In France, he is leading Ernst & Young “Public financial services” in France to support public and private entities to get access to EU and multilateral financial instruments to fund innovation and infrastructure projects and advanced manufacturing process through EU and national public and private funds.

Christine Halliot

Christine Halliot

Vice President Innovation, TOTAL Marketing & Services

 

Christine Halliot, who will speak in the morning session, began her career in the ELF AQUITAINE company as computer engineer. She served in different jobs, as marketing analyst, category manager “service stations shops”, head of fuels marketing.

After the merger with TOTAL, she was responsible for marketing studies then in charge of creating the marketing department for TOTAL Lubricants.

In 2008, she created the department "Markets, Products & Innovations" for TOTAL French Marketing Branch, where she was responsible for digital strategy, customer service and Fuels management. Since August 1st, 2012, she serves as Innovation Vice President for TOTAL Marketing & Services, the commercial branch of TOTAL Group.

With her team (5 people) and a large network of innovation correspondents in each TOTAL affiliate, her objectives of this new entity are to accelerate the implementation of innovations, help business entities to create new services and to create a dynamics and a culture of the innovation within the Branch.

Thorsten Posselt

Thorsten Posselt

Director, Fraunhofer MOEZ

 

Professor Dr. Thorsten Posselt is the Director of the Fraunhofer MOEZ in Leipzig. He holds the Chair for Innovation: Management and Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Leipzig. He has served as evaluator for ministries, research institutions and different agencies. He was member of an EU expert group on innovation in services as well as equivalent German expert groups.

Posselt previously worked as Professor for Business at the University of Leipzig as well as Professor for Service Management at the University of Wuppertal. He had several research terms at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Davis. Professor Posselt was trained at the University of Frankfurt and at Stanford University.

Guðrún Rögnvaldardóttir

Guðrún Rögnvaldardóttir

Vice-President Technical of CEN and, Chairperson of the CEN Technical Board

 

Guðrún Rögnvaldardóttir is the Vice-President Technical of CEN and Chairperson of the CEN Technical Board since January 2013. Guðrún studied electrical engineering in Iceland and Germany. She graduated from the Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1986. After a few years as Associate Professor at the University of Iceland, she started working in standardization in 1991. She has been with Icelandic Standards since then, with the exception of one year when she worked at the CEN Central Secretariat in Brussels.

Since 1998, Gudrun has been the Managing Director of Icelandic Standards. She has been a member of the CEN Technical Board, the CENELEC Technical Board, the CEN Administrative Board, the ISO Council, as well as Vice-President and Administrative Board member of CENELEC. She studied Public Administration at the University of Iceland and graduated with a Masters degree (MPA) in 2006.

Tomas Michel

Tomas Michel

President, WssTP

 

Born in Barcelona, 1957
Ph.D. in Microbiology UC Davis, USA.
33 scientific peer reviewed, and technical publications.

A Fulbright fellow, form 1981 to 1990, exclusively dedicated to scientific research in anaerobic microbiology.

1990 R&D Manager at ABT (environmental biotech company)
1992 Manager Waste Water Treatment Division, Culligan Spain
1995 Manager US Filter Sation (today a part of Veolia Water).

In 1999, sector change to CODIFESA (industrial cooling, brewing and soft drinks), with commercial and marketing responsibilities in Europe, and Asia.

June 2006 return to the water sector, joining Deisa (COMSA-EMTE Group) as Export Manager.

Since September 2009, active at AGBAR (a filial of Suez Environnement), where as General Manager of AGBAR’s Water Technology Center “CETaqua”, he is also responsible for the governance of the network of other CETaqua Technology Centers, both in Spain and abroad.

Since July 2012, elected president of WssTP

Volker Stich

Volker Stich

Managing Director, Institute for Industrial Management, RWTH Aachen University

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Stich studied Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He was working at the Research Institute for Operations Management in Aachen from 1982 to 1986 as a Scientific Assistant and graduated 1987 to Dr.-Ing (Ph.D.) From 1987 to 1996 he worked at the St. Gobain company where he was appointed 'Director for operations in logistics' for new international car projects in Germany, U.S.A., Mexico and Thailand.

Since 1997 he has been the Managing Director of the FIR at RWTH Aachen University. His research and teaching areas are Industrial Logistics, Operations and Service Management. Prof. Dr. Stich took over various responsibilities in research an industrial boards.

Clara de la Torre

Clara de la Torre

Director responsible for “Key Enabling Technologies”, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission

 

Since 1 January 2014, Clara de la Torre is Director responsible for “Key Enabling Technologies” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission.

She was previously the Director responsible for "Research and Innovation" during three years.

From 2008 to 2010, she was Director responsible for "Inter-institutional and legal matters related to the Framework Programme" also at the European Commission.

After a couple of years in the private sector, her professional career has mainly focussed on research policy where she started her activities at the European Commission in 1987.

In the late 90's, she dealt with "National Research Policies & Intergovernmental Cooperation".

She also worked at the EU Joint Research Centre both in Brussels and Seville, where she was advisor to the Director of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.

Clara de la Torre has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.

Mariela Atanassova

Mariela Atanassova

‎Innovation Facilitator, Group-Flow

 

Mariela Atanassova is a technologist and innovator with more than 17 years experience in the financial industry. She is a co-founder of Innotribe - SWIFT’s collaborative Innovation initiative where she gained hands-on experience with innovation management and processes, particularly open and collaborative innovation, product innovation and culture change.

Currently Mariela runs a practice as an innovation facilitator and collaboration designer, helping groups work better, learn and innovate. She uses a diverse palette of tools such as creativity techniques, graphic facilitation, design thinking and complex systems. She applies these in a variety of environments (workshops, software development projects, conferences), and in different industries (FinTech, Insurance, Biotech & Pharma, Education, Standardisation). She is an advisor to Startupbootcamp FinTech.

Breakout Sessions 1-3

Karl Gruen

Karl Gruen

Director Standardization, Austrian Standards Institute (BR1)

 

Dr. Karl Grün is graduated physicist, had a research stay at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA and serves in Austrian Standards Institute since 1994. He is director of Austrian Standards Institute's standardization department since 2003 and member of the CEN Technical Board (CEN/BT) since 2000.

Since January 2014 he is Chairman of CEN/BT's Technical Committee Management Group (TCMG). Karl Grün is certified junior project manager and lectures about standardization at several Austrian universities. He is also involved in different technical assistance projects e.g. in Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Jamaica and Ukraine.

Among being director of Austrian Standards Institute's standardization department and other duties he manages national technical committees for radiation protection, quality management, environmental management, social responsibility and innovation management.

Michel Neu

Michel Neu

Senior Expert IPR and Technology Transfer, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) (BR1)

 

Michel Neu is graduated physicist. Before 2002, he was head of a research and development Department in the laser and optics fields at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) with many technology transfer activities.

In 2002, he joined CEA’s central Technology Transfer Office as Head of Intellectual Property and Contracts Department. Since 2008, he is Senior Expert IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and Technology Transfer at CEA. He participated in many European Intellectual Property Experts groups, for example the group that drafted the “COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations”.

Since 2009, he is also involved in standardisation activities, for example the French AFNOR Innovation Committee. At CEA, he is also in charge of a global action in order to increase awareness and involvement of CEA’s researchers in standardisation activities. He wrote numerous articles on standardization, innovation and intellectual property in several journals. He is also speaker or lecturer in several European conferences or trainings on innovation, IP or standardization.

Daniel Mansfield

Daniel Mansfield

Head of Policy Engagement, British Standards Institution (BR1)

 

Daniel Mansfield is Head of Policy Engagement at BSI, the UK’s National Standards Body, where he is responsible for BSI's engagement with public sector organizations. He has a particular focus on how standards work with public policy and how they support innovation, trade and growth. He is BSI’s lead in a number of cross-government innovation support activities within the UK.

He has worked at BSI for over 17 years in a variety of roles encompassing many aspects of standards-making, and is a former secretary to the ISO subcommittee responsible for writing the environmental standard, ISO 14001.

He represents BSI in the CEN/CENELEC group STAIR (Standards, Innovation and Research) and the associated BRIDGIT project (Bridging the Gap Between Research and Innovation).

Daniele Gerundino

Daniele Gerundino

Director of Research, International Standards Organization (ISO) (BR1)

 

Daniele Gerundino is Director of Research at the ISO Central Secretariat. He has contributed to improving ISO's performance in many areas, such as: strategy development, identification of new fields of work in innovative areas, evaluatiion of the economic and social benefits of standards, cooperation with academia, computerization of ISO, and development of new services to support ISO members from developing countries.

Having joined ISO in 1998, Daniele served as Secretary of the ISO Council Standing Committee on Strategy for over ten years and, from 1998 to 2010, as Secretary of the ISO Information Technology Strategy Implementation Group.

Prior to joining ISO in 1997, Daniele was co-founder and Managing Director of a privately owned company providing decision support and strategic planning services on the European market. Daniele Gerundino is Doctor in Physics from the University of Milano, Italy (Specialization and thesis in Quantum Field Theory).

Bardo Schettini Gherardini

Bardo Schettini Gherardini

Director Legal Affairs, CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (BR2)

 

Bardo Schettini Gherardini is CEN-CENELEC Director of Legal Affairs since 2011. Bardo graduated in European law in Italy and in International law in France.

After an experience in a law cabinet and few years as manager in the area of European law and regulatory affairs for the American Chamber of Commerce in London and the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Brussels, Bardo joined the European Commission DG Enlargement in 1996. Since 1996 to 2001 Bardo dealt, among others, with the coordination of the EU regulatory aspects linked to the implementation of EU legislation in the field of industrial policy -including standardization- in the then 10 candidate countries to the EU.

Further to some years as consultant on EU affairs, Bardo joined CENELEC in 2007 as Corporate Manager and, since 2010, as CEN-CENELEC Director Corporate Affairs.

Considering the increase of the relevance of legal matters affecting standardization, in 2011 Bardo was appointed as Director of the newly created Legal Affairs Department. Since then Bardo has provided advice on all relevant legal matters affecting CEN and CENELEC and their members, with a special focus to those related to Intellectual Property Rights.

Tim Pohlmann

Tim Pohlmann

CEO, IPlytics (BR2)

 

Dr. Tim Pohlmann is founder and CEO of IPlytics GmbH and an external researcher in economics of innovation at the Berlin Institute of Technology and MINES ParisTech. Dr. Pohlmann's expertise covers the empirical analysis of the interplay of patents and standards, the pooling of patents in standard related fields, FRAND licensing commitments, patent trolls and standards consortia.

During the last 5 years Dr. Tim Pohlmann has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the German "Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation" (EFI) and the German Ministry for Economic Affairs (BMWi) on the economic implications of patents, the interplay of IPR and standards, as well as on technology trends for ICT. Dr. Tim Pohlmann earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in standardization.

Ged Owens

Ged Owens

Coordinator for Public Policy Issues, European Patent Office, Munich (BR2)

 

Ged is coordinator for “Public Policy Issues” at the EPO. This includes the interactions between the patent system and international standards development, especially in Information and Computing Technology. Other areas include the role of the global patent system in the field of climate change, and patents and “Life Sciences”, including public health, genetic resources, and traditional knowledge. This includes liaising with many IGOs and NGOs in these areas, with WIPO, and with the European Commission.

Ged has been working at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich for approximately 25 years, including as a patent examiner, managing computer projects, and in the "IP5 Cooperation" with the patent offices of China, Japan, Korea and the US, and WIPO in Geneva.

Ged has degrees in Biochemical Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction from University College London.

Laurent Tonnelier

Laurent Tonnelier

CEO, mobiLead (BR2)

 

Laurent Tonnelier is co-founder and CEO of mobiLead, a global marketing solution provider that turns technologies into usable services for brand owners. mobiLead provides a innovative and consistent software solution to connect corporations with end users, consumers or patients through objects, using optical and radio frequency identification systems.

mobiLead is an expert group leader on NFC, QR Code and the Internet of Things (IoT) at AFNOR, the French national organization for standardization and its International Organization for Standardization member body (ISO). mobilead is a member of W3C and participates in GS1 Working Groups.

Mr. Tonnelier successfully developed for Oracle Corporation the world-class leading-edge technology Oracle9i AS Wireless Edition. As Principal Product Manager, Mr. Tonnelier has been involved in ongoing product and business development, international lecturing and speaking engagements. Prior to join Oracle Corporation, Mr. Tonnelier was working in one of its subsidiary, Oracle France, as Advanced Technologies Consultant. He was designing architecture, auditing and developing complex Web based solutions. Before Oracle, Mr. Tonnelier worked for the European Space Agency ESA and Essilor Varilux, the world's leading corrective lens manufacturer.

Mr. Tonnelier holds a Postgraduate degree in advanced databases and a Master of Science in Computing Science and Management Information Systems.

Javier Garcia Diaz

Javier Garcia Diaz

Standards Director, Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification (BR3)

 

Mr Javier Garcia Diaz has been Standards Director of AENOR, the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification since 2012. Previously he was Pre-Accession Advisor of the European Commission to Bulgaria in the field of Free Movement of Goods and member of the CEN and the CENELEC Technical Boards (BT). From 2008 to 2013 he acted as Chairman of the Technical Committee Management Group of the CEN/BT.

Mr Garcia Diaz serves as a member of the IEC Standardization Management Board, chairs the CEN Strategic Advisory Group on Services and the CEN/CENELEC Working Group IT Strategy. During the years 2009 to 2012 he has been member of the CEN/CENELEC group on Standardization, Innovation and Research and since the beginning of 2014 he is member of the CEN Administrative Board.

Mr Garcia Diaz is a chemical engineer from the Complutense University in Madrid and holds Post-Graduates in Business Administration and Marketing Management. He followed Diplomatic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Angus Hunter

Angus Hunter

Managing Director, Optimat (BR3)

 

Angus is the Managing Director of UK-based strategy consultancy firm Optimat and the project manager of the BRIDGIT project research study, which is concerned with the benefits of linking innovation and standardization. He has over 25 years’ experience of strategic studies and multi-stakeholder projects aimed at overcoming the barriers to innovation. From this, he has become a leading European expert on improving coordination and integration within the complex landscape of science, industry and the economy.

As well as his experience at the interface of research, innovation and standards he has also worked at the leading edge of the European Research Area initiative on a variety of projects including the Joint European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research. He is also leading some pioneering work in the healthcare sector and with European cities on how to address major societal challenges through more innovation orientated public procurement methods

Pascal Kaluzny

Pascal Kaluzny

CEO, Tera Environment (BR3)

 

Pascal Kaluzny is a specialist of the Air Quality.

After a PhD thesis of Chemistry and Atmospheric Pollution, performed in Grenoble University (France) and with the JRC of Ispra, he has created in 2001 the TERA Environnement company.
This corporation is a recognized laboratory for Air Quality Measurements.

Since 2005, Pascal Kaluzny has worked in French standardization commission and he became in 2007 chairman of AFNOR B44A commission and in 2008 chairman à CEN TC 386 both dedicated to photocatalysis. In 2009, he was also the leader of the French NORMACAT project, one of the first research program with a CEN standard project as deliverable.

Since 2010 Pascal Kaluzny is working on real time measurement for Air Quality by developing specific sensors (ECOLOGICSENSE company). At the end of 2012, he created an Air Quality industrial group (NEC-K).

Jesus Lopez de Ipiña

Jesus Lopez de Ipiña

Project Manager, Industry and Transport Division, Tecnalia (BR3)

 

Jesús Mª López de Ipiña is an industrial engineer from the University of the Basque Country and holds post-graduates in environmental and OHS technologies.
He began his professional career in the private sector, in the fields of electrical installations and machinery for manufacturing, as project engineer and head of Projects Office.

In 1995 he joined LEIA – Technology Development Center, where he focused his professional activity in the areas of safety of machinery, E&S management systems and industrial safety. From 2001 to 2010, he was the head of the Industrial Safety Unit. Since 2010 he is a Project Manager in the Industry and Transport Division at TECNALIA Research and Innovation.

He is a member of the CEN TC352/WG3 and AENOR AET-GT15 (Nanotechnologies), and actively participates at the European Technology Platform on Industrial Safety (ETPIS). Currently he acts as the project coordinator of the SCAFFOLD EU FP7 funded project, which is aiming to develop new strategies, methods and tools for managing occupational nano-risks in construction.

Volker Stich

Volker Stich

Managing Director, Institute for Industrial Management, RWTH Aachen University (BR3)

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Stich studied Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He was working at the Research Institute for Operations Management in Aachen from 1982 to 1986 as a Scientific Assistant and graduated 1987 to Dr.-Ing (Ph.D.) From 1987 to 1996 he worked at the St. Gobain company where he was appointed 'Director for operations in logistics' for new international car projects in Germany, U.S.A., Mexico and Thailand.

Since 1997 he has been the Managing Director of the FIR at RWTH Aachen University. His research and teaching areas are Industrial Logistics, Operations and Service Management. Prof. Dr. Stich took over various responsibilities in research an industrial boards.

Breakout Session 4-6

Knut Blind

Knut Blind

TU Berlin, Chair of Innovation Economics, Fraunhofer (Institute for Open Communication Systems) FOKUS, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, Chair of Standardisation

 

Prof. Dr. Knut Blind studied economics, political science and psychology at Freiburg University. In the course of his studies he spent one year at Brock University (Canada), where he was awarded a BA. Finally, he took his Diploma in Economics and later his doctoral degree at Freiburg University. Between 1996 and 2010 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, as a senior researcher and at last as head of the Competence Center "Regulation and Innovation". In April 2006 Knut Blind was appointed Professor of Innovation Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Berlin University of Technology.

Since May 2008 he holds also the endowed chair of standardisation at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University. From April 2010 he is leading the new research group "Public Innovation" at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems in Berlin. In 2012, he initiated both the Berlin Innovation Panel and the German Standardization Panel. Besides numerous articles on standardization he published further contributions on patents and further innovation aspects in refereed journals.

Liam Breslin

Liam Breslin

Head of Unit Surface Transport, DG Research and Innovation, European Commisssion (BR4)

 

Liam Breslin is from Co-Westmeath in Ireland and studied Agricultural Sciences at University College Dublin.
He has worked in the Irish Department of Agriculture and Food and the National Farm Advisory Service.

He joined the European Commission in 1984 and from 1984-1990 he worked in FEOGA Guidance Fund - dealing with Structural Funds and support for Marketing and Processing of Agricultural and Fishery products. He was responsible for grant aid to the Irish Food Industry.

In 1990 he joined DG Research and worked as a scientific officer on food and agricultural research programmes in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Framework Programmes.

In 1999 he became Head of Unit with responsibility for key actions "Food, Nutrition and Health" and "Environment and Health" in the 5th Framework Programme; and for "Food Quality" in the 6th Framework Programme.
In 2004 he moved to the Transport Directorate of DG Research – responsible for Aeronautics Research.

During 2008-2009 he was interim Director – responsible for the interim phase and launch of the "Clean Sky" Joint Technology Initiative.
Since 2011 he has been responsible for "Surface Transport" in FP7, within DG Research and Innovation.

Kamal Hossain

Kamal Hossain

Director, Research and International, National Physical Laboratory, UK (BR4)

 

Kamal Hossain is the Director, Research and International at the National Physical Laboratory, UK. He is a physics graduate and obtained his Ph.D from Cambridge University. He is currently also the Chair of EURAMET, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes with a total of 110 Institutes as Members and Associates. Kamal has a unique combination of personal expertise covering scientific research, R&D management at a senior level, standardisation and public policy work. He has played a leading part in Europe towards improving links between research and standardisation to facilitate innovation, and has undertaken a number of studies in this area funded by the EC. He served as a core member of CEN STAR and was a member of the task Group in CEN that developed the integrated approach to research and standardisation. He has served as an expert Advisor to the NMP Programme in FP6 and FP7.

As EURAMET Chair, he has been working closely with the Commission to establish the new Metrology Programme for Research and Innovation (EMPIR) with a budget of 600 million euros under Horizon 2020. It will have a significant emphasis on standardisation and innovation.
Kamal was honoured with an OBE by the Queen in for his services to industry in 2009.

Karlhanns Gindele

Karlhanns Gindele

Member of the Management Board - Innovation, German Institute for Standardization, DIN (BR4)

 

Karlhanns Gindele is member of the DIN Management Board responsible for innovation. His tasks include the development of new business and the integration of standardization in research. Previously, he served as a department head of DIN from 2009 to 2011, worked for the Standardization Unit in the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology from 2007 to 2009, headed the DIN Pforzheim branch and was manager of the Optics and Precision Mechanics Standards Committee since 1992. He joined DIN 1989, working first in R & D phase standardization of laser technology and served CEN and ISO as secretary of several TCs in the field of optics, photonics and healthcare.
Karlhanns Gindele was born in Friedrichshafen. He completed his course in physics at the University of Stuttgart with a study on laser technology in plasma research and obtained his doctorate there with a dissertation on selective solar absorber coatings.

Ruggero Lensi

Ruggero Lensi

Director External Relations, New Business and Innovation, Italian Institute for Standardization, UNI (BR5)

 

Ruggero Lensi holds a degree in Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic University in Milan. He joined the Italian Standardization Organization (UNI) in 1995, where he assumed different posts up to date. After having started as National and CEN/TC Officer in the building sector, from 2000 to 2010 he was Head of Standardization and Technical Director, contributing to topics as social responsibility, tourism, financial services and qualification of professions.

Mr Lensi represented UNI in the Technical Board of CEN for 10 years (2000-2009), where he also acted as Chairman of the TC Management Group (2004-2007) and being Convenor of several BT Working Groups.

From the beginning of 2010 Mr Lensi has the role of Director of External Relations, New Business and Innovation, for the carrying out of strategic lines and the finding out of new potential markets and of new stakeholders. He is coordinating national strategic action for SMEs, local authorities and consumers involvement in standardization.
From 2014 Mr Lensi represented UNI in CEN/CA.

Alice de Casanove

Alice de Casanove

Chairperson of ISO TC 279 on Innovation Management, and Telecom Faculty Leader, Airbus Defence and Space Engineering Academy (BR5)

 

Alice de Casanove is Chairperson of ISO TC 279 on Innovation Management, and Telecom Faculty Leader with Airbus Defence and Space Engineering Academy. She has 10 years of experience in innovation management; definition of standards in participating in various committees at ISO and ETSI as technical redactor and chair, survey of its impact on the company strategy; and intellectual property right management as part of her various positions in start-up and large groups for the consumer electronics, multimedia and space telecommunication industries. She graduated in 2004 from Telecom ParisTech, with major in digital telecommunication and signal processing; and specialized training on IPR from University of Orsay.

Hans-Martin  Pastuszka

Hans-Martin Pastuszka

Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer-Institute for Technological Trend Analysis (BR5)

 

Hans-Martin Pastuszka, economist, is a senior researcher at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Technological Trend Analysis (INT), and Deputy Head of Department “Technology Analyses and Strategic Planning”. Hans-Martin focuses in his work on analyses on defence and security research planning. These analyses comprise organisational and conceptual issues, the planning process itself and related activities, namely on national and European level, where he participated in and coordinated several research projects.

From 2009 to 2012, he was a member of the FP7 Security Advisory Group to the EC, and from 2012 to 2013 Seconded National Expert to the EC, acting as Policy Officer at DG Enterprise in the Unit which is responsible for the EU Security Research Programme. There he was responsible for the implementation of the “Programming Mandate to establish security standards” (M/487), and the respective elements of COM(2012) 417 “Security Industrial Policy - Action Plan for an innovative and competitive Security Industry”.

Kjell A Bengtsson

Kjell A Bengtsson

Vice President, Jotne EPM Technology (BR5)

 

Kjell A. Bengtsson has a Mechanical Engineering background and a diploma in Marketing.

He started out at Volvo Car and General Electric doing CAD/DB applications and later management positions, and is today a VP at Jotne EPM Technology, a world leader in PLM/PLCS/STEP/Express applications.

Kjell has been exposed to the ISO 10303 STEP, PLCS and other related (ISO TC84/SC4) standards for the last 20 years and is actively involved in neutral database implementation projects in the most complex aeronautics, space, defence (ASD) and oil&gas projects. Kjell is a Member of the Board of the PDES, Inc organization, and supports NIFRO, the Norwegian Space Industry Federation and the equivalent for Norwegian Defence and Security Industries(FSi) as well as the Centre for Industrial Asset Management (CIAM).

Oliver Boepple

Oliver Boepple

Senior Manager, Innovation and User Experience, YOUSE GmbH (BR5)

 

Oliver Böpple began his career in the field of online marketing at the Goldbach Media Group in Switzerland. He served in different jobs, as performance marketing consultant, scientific assistant and innovation manager. He has run a wealth of national and international innovation projects, with a developing widespread.

Since 2013 he is a senior manager of YOUSE responsible for the field of „Innovation Experience“ und Business Developing. For example he is the initiator of the german „DIN SPEC of touchless gesture controll“ (DIN, Deutsches Institut für Normung). Oliver Böpple is certified scrum product owner and design thinking proven.

With his team and a network of innovation partners his objectives are to help companies managing innovation, develope solutions with a high customer acceptance and doing research in the field of smart home and older people.

Peter Churchill

Peter Churchill

Advisor on Scientific Development to the Director General, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (BR6)

 

Peter Churchill is by training an environmental scientist who has worked in academia, industry and public service. He spent 4 years investigating the use of remote sensing for forest monitoring at Cranfield University, followed by 4 years as a natural resources consultant in industry. For the past 26 years he has worked for the European Commission's Directorate General Joint Research Centre, first as a scientist at the JRC's Ispra, Italy site working on remote sensing and environmental issues, and since 1996 as a manager of a range of scientific and administrative Units.

He currently works as the Adviser for Scientific Development to the JRC's Director General, based in Brussels. His current interests include research and innovation policy, the future of manufacturing industry, and standardisation.

Noemi Rozlosnik

Noemi Rozlosnik

Associate Professor, Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark (BR6)

 

Noemi Rozlosnik, PhD, associate professor and research group leader of the “Polymer Microsystems for Medical Diagnostics” at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University if Denmark (DTU-Nanotech), received her PhD in biophysics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1987 and after employment at the Department of Biological Physics, Eötvös University, HU and The Danish Polymer Center, Risø National Laboratory, DK, she joined the faculty at DTU-Nanotech in 2008.

She is expert in plastic based biosensor technologies. Currently she acts as the scientific coordinator of the AquaVir EU FP7 funded project (aquavir.eu), which is aiming to develop and prototype a nanotechnology based monitoring system for pathogen viruses in water bodies. The core technology behind this project was invented by her.

Through her projects, she has recognized that to be in accordance with the existing and future international standards is one of the key issues in product development and for entering the market.

Franco Bonollo

Franco Bonollo

Professor of Metallurgy, Department of Engineering and Management, Padova University (BR6)

 

Franco Bonollo is full Professor of Metallurgy at the Department of Engineering and Management of Padova University, where he is President of the Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering Bachelor Degree. His scientific activity is focussed on light alloys, stainless steels, cast irons, foundry processes and their simulation. He is author of about 200 scientific papers and of 5 books. He is coordinator of the StaCast ("New Quality and Design Standards for Aluminium Alloys Cast Products") EU Project and Overall Scientific Manager of the EU Integrated Projects MUSIC ("MUlti-layers control&cognitive System to drive metal and plastic production line for Injected Components") and NADIA ("New Automotive components Designed for and manufactured by Intelligent processing of light Alloys").

He is responsible of the Working Group "Aluminium alloy castings" at the Italian Board for Standards in non-ferrous alloys (UNIMET). He is Chairman of the International Conference "High Tech Die Casting". He has been President (2002-2013) of the Light Metals Technical Committee of the Italian Association of Metallurgy.

Norbert Fabricius

Norbert Fabricius

Standardization for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT (BR6)

 

Dr. Norbert Fabricius graduated in Physics and received his PhD from the University of Essen in 1985 for research on the interaction of high intensity laser radiation with semiconductor surfaces. In his industrial career between 1986 and 2002 he developed materials and processes for the manufacturing of integrated optical components used in telecommunication networks. His last industrial position was Director Operations at JDS Uniphase in Germany.

In 2003 he joined the Research Centre Karlsruhe (now KIT) as the head of the Helmholtz Programmes Microsystem Technologies and Nanotechnology. Since 2008 he is responsible for nanotechnology standardization.

He has experience in standardization on the national (DKE, DIN) and international (IEC, ISO) level since 25 years in different technology areas in industrial and academic environments. He acts as the Secretary for the IEC Technical Committee 113 “Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems” and is a member in a number of related technical committees, like IEC Technical Committee 119 “Printed Electronics”.

His most recent activity is the establishment of a standardization committee within the EU FET Flagship Initiative Graphene.

Closing Panel

Elena Santiago Cid

Elena Santiago Cid

Director General, CEN and CENELEC

 

Mrs. Elena Santiago Cid has been CEN and CENELEC Director General since 1 January 2010, responsible for the direction and management of the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre, providing executive support to the activities of the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies and Administrative Boards.

She manages the institutional relations with the European Commission and EFTA, is responsible for relations between CEN and CENELEC and their European sister organization ETSI, and with the international organizations ISO and IEC, being a member of the Management Coordination Group (MCG).
CENELEC Director General since 1st September 2003 and before that, Director External Relations at AENOR.

From 1996 to 1999, she was seconded to the European Commission as Spanish National Expert in DG Enterprise and Industry, to support New Approach Directives in the electromechanical field, including coordination of market surveillance authorities, screening during the enlargement and MRA with third countries.

From 1992 to 1996, Secretary of the Spanish Electrotechnical Committee and the Spanish permanent delegate of the CENELEC Technical Board.
Mrs. Santiago Cid graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Logistics

When

Thu 30 October, 2014 08.30 to
Wed 30 October, 2019 17.15

CET

 

Where

Brussels SQUARE

SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre
Glass Entrance
rue Mont des Arts
B-1000 Brussels

Tel: +32 2 515 13 22

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