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High level speaking programme featuring world leading experts in automotive imaging..

Each year the programme is entirely market-tested, researched and updated to ensure we deliver exactly what our delegates want to hear. We also have an  Advisory Board  made up of industry experts who provide programme direction.

Th 2016 event received outstanding feedback, and connected experts and stakeholders in a way never done before. As autonomous vehicle development gathers pace, this is your chance to be at the heart of vision system technology development.

At this early stage we have already confirmed the following speakers:

  • Dr Markus Adameck

    General Manager Development Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe GmbH

    2014 - today        Panasonic Automotive Systems: General Manager ADAS
    2012 - 2014        Continental Cooperation: Head of System Management Commercial Vehicles
    2006 - 2012        Magna Electronics: ADAS Product Manager
    2002 - 2006         Hella: Advanced ADAS Engineering
    1998 - 2002        Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Research and Development "High Speed 3D Camera Scanning Systems and Object Recognition.",
    1991 - 1998        University Hamburg Study Physics thesis: Nonlinear Optics
    1980 - 1983         Nixdorf Computer AG: Apprenticeship: Precision Mechanics

  • Dr Jens Benndorf

    COO, Managing Director DreamChip Technologies GmbH

    Jens Benndorf has a PhD. from Moscow University (1991) where he researched DSP technologies for use in high speed voice modems. Jens’ passion for DSPs continued within international blue chip companies including Alcatel, BridgeCo, SciWorx and Silicon Image. He built and led teams developing products for early DSL and complex imaging applications. In 2010 Jens cofounded DreamChip Technologies GmbH and now leads the company in his role as MD and COO.

  • Claude Florin

    CEO Fastree3D SA

    CEO and founder of Fastree3D developing laser ranging sensors for automotive safety and autonomous vehicles. He has been a co-founder of 3-startups and managed investments in over 12 early-stage ventures. His previous industry career lead to successful product launches based on video, imaging and signal processing software.     


     - 2013-  Fastree3D : prototype CMOS single photon detector arrays with system-on chip Lidar. Technology transfer from 3 Universities with 3.3 M CHF venture financing and grants.  
     - 2008-  Venture Concept :  investor in 40 startups including  Lemoptix (Head-up displays), Ukko (IOT / V2X), Green motion (EV charging ). Partner at Polytech Ventures, President A3 Angels,  Expert at Swiss CTI,  and EC risk finance.  
     - 1996-  HP Communications :  innovation,  M&A and ventures  on video, VoIP (Pipebeach , Alcatel, Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco,  15 telecom providers)  
     - 1989- HP Medical / Philips : 7 EU R&D project,  digital radiology (PACS), multi-media patient care systems, CEN TC251 medical communications.   

    Education: MSc. Electrical Engineering EPFL, Executive education:  IMD, MIT Sloane and Harvard Business School   

    Honours inlcude: 300 most influential persons in Switzerland (Bilan Magazine) , 100 start-up experts (Handelszeitung). Winner: European Photonics Venture Summit 2016, SPIE Photonics Europe 2016, European Venture Summit 2016, Semifinalist SPIE Photonics West 2017.  

  • Judd Heape

    Senior Director, Imaging and Vision Group ARM

    Judd Heape is a Senior Director of Marketing in the Imaging and Vision Group at ARM. He has 20+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry working for companies such as TI, QuickLogic and Altera . He has spent the last 5 years actively leading the development of ISP solutions with Apical, now ARM. Judd holds a BE from Georgia Tech in Electrical Engineering, where he received an academic scholarship.

  • Dr Carl Jackson

    CTO and Founder SensL

    Carl Jackson is founder and CTO and VP of Engineering of SensL. Carl holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Clemson University (USA) and a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, Cork in Microelectronics. His doctoral research work was carried out at the Tyndall National Institute and focused on the development of the core CMOS-compatible, low-light sensor which SensL has commercialized. Carl has over 50 publications and patents in the area of low-light sensors and he is a recognized leader in the area of solid-state silicon photomultipliers and photon-counting technology.

  • Marco Jacobs

    VP of Marketing Videantis

    Marco Jacobs, VP of Marketing at videantis, has over 15 years of experience in the semiconductor IP industry and multimedia applications. At videantis, he is responsible for corporate and technical marketing and works with key semiconductor manufacturers to bring novel, higher-quality video and vision applications to their customers.

    Prior to joining videantis, Marco was VP of Marketing at Vector Fabrics, Director of Multimedia Marketing at ARC (now Synopsys), held management positions at Silicon Hive (acquired by Intel), and was a software architect at Philips. Marco studied computer science at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds 7 issued patents.

  • Akhilesh Kona

    Senior Analyst, Automotive Electronics & Semiconductor IHS Markit Technology

    Akhilesh Kona covers the area of automotive semiconductors and sensors with a focus on autonomous cars, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and body electronics. He is primarily responsible for market research on sensors and semiconductors content including various technology trends and architectural developments in the field of autonomous cars. Before joining IHS, Akhilesh worked in the automotive semiconductor industry at Freescale and also on embedded systems for industrial automation at CMC Limited. Akhilesh has a Master's degree graduate in Electrical Engineering from Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

  • Dr Frédéric Large

    Research and Advanced Engineering Department, Vision Systems and ADAS Applications PSA Group

    Dr Frédéric Large has investigated “intelligent” vehicles and vision systems since more than 10 years at PSA Group.

    In 2004, he joined the research division to transfer technology on these subjects between laboratories and the industry. In 2008, he joined the advanced engineering division where he leads vision-based ADAS innovation projects. He also contributes to ISO international experts groups as a specialist in environment detection technologies (with a focus on vision systems by cameras). With more than 15 patents, he won the prize of Inventor of the Year in 2013, while the PSA group is the 1st patent holder in France since the last 8 years.

    Dr Frédéric Large obtained his Engineering Degree in Artificial Intelligence in 1998, his Master Degree in Cooperative Systems the same year, and his PhD in Autonomous Mobile Robots in 2003. He started studying the intelligent vehicles during his thesis at INRIA (French National Research Institute in Informatics and Automatics).

  • Ian Riches

    Global Automotive Practice Strategy Analytics

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

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

    With over twenty years of analyst experience, he is one of the foremost industry analysts in the automotive electronics sector.  Ian holds a degree in engineering from Cambridge University, UK.

  • Gregory Roffet

    Camera System Expert STMicroelectronics

    Gregory Roffet joined STMicroelectronics in 2003 and he has started to work on image signal processing and algorithm chain (noise reduction, HDR rendering, demosaicing…) developing the image quality for smartphone products.

    In the last few years, he has moved to camera system specification in order to address automotive market in top of algorithms development and ISP  specification contributing directly at our previous HDR Automotive camera system still under production.

    Gregory is following IEEP2020 automotive working group for HDR image quality specification.

    Gregory is currently Senior Member of Technical staff & Camera System (sensor & ISP) Algorithms Expert. He obtained is engineering degree from ISTASE ( Institut Supérieur des Techniques Avancées de Saint-Etienne) and a Masters in Image processing from ISTASE co-delivered by Mines of Saint Etienne.

  • Igor Tryndin

    Camera Architect NVIDIA

    Igor Tryndin is a principal engineer in imaging technologies, focusing his career on solving the challenge of High Dynamic Range imaging, and overall logging 20+ years of Silicon Valley experience. Currently Igor works in Tegra Camera Software team at NVIDIA. ​From 2007 to 2011 Igor was a CTO at Unified Color Technologies, a small start-up that developed a suite of HDR photography software, deemed the best by many imaging industry experts. He contributed to core developments of novel HDR color models, HDR image editing algorithms, and HDR image compression techniques. At NVIDIA, Igor is working on a self-driving car project (Autopilot) HDR imaging for human and machine vision applications.

  • Senthil Yogamani

    Technical Lead Valeo Vision Systems

    Senthil Yogamani is a technical lead in computer vision department at Valeo for the past three years. He is currently focussed on research and design of the overall computer vision algorithm architecture for next generation automated parking systems. He has over 10 years of experience in computer vision and machine learning including 8 years of experience in industrial automotive systems. He is an author of 16 peer reviewed publications and 8 patents. He serves in the editorial board of various IEEE automotive conferences including ITSC and ICVES. He is a recipient of best associate editor award at ITSC 2015 and best paper award at ITST 2012.

  • Young-Jun Yoo

    Head of Strategic Planning for R&D Nextchip

    Young-Jun Yoo is in charge of strategic planning for R&D and Sales at Nextchip. He manages all plans that apply to the company’s roadmap both at a technology and product level. He also specifically oversees business development and product marketing for the automotive business (OEM&Tier1) in Europe, America, Japan, China and Korea. Furthermore he is in charge of partnership PJT with global partners, image sensor, SoC, memory and solution/IP provider etc., developing new business models.

    Mr Yoo is highly-experienced having managed overseas sales in a past carrier, as well as fulfilling the role of General Manager of a semiconductors company where he handled image signal processors & de-interlacer for display.

    Young-Jun Yoo has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering.