IS Auto Asia 2019 Advisory Board

The below experts are working hard to put together a programme that will provide all attendees with an informative and valuable experience. The members bring together years of knowledge and experience from working across the supply chain.

  • Dr Florian Baumann

    CTO EMEA (Specializing in Automotive & AI), Dell EMC

    Dr Florian Baumann is the CTO for the Unstructured Data Solutions (UDS) division specializing in Automotive & AI at Dell EMC. Lastly, he worked as the Technical Director of ADASENS Automotive GmbH, a FICOSA brand, focused on ADAS development. He was in charge of delivering and creating the company's products and targets. Florian received his PhD in 2015 with the focus of Machine Learning applied to Scene Understanding and published about 20 publications.

  • Paul Gong

    China Auto Analyst UBS

    Paul Gong is the China auto analyst at UBS. At UBS, Paul led the China auto research team, worked closely with UBS global analysts, and published various research reports on electric vehicles, EV batteries and autonomous vehicles. Paul is consistently a ranked analyst in Institutional Investors All-Asia voting. Before joining UBS, Paul worked as research analyst at Citi and Nomura, and as auditor at Deloitte. Paul studied in The University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University, and earned bachelor/master's degrees on computational physics at HKU. 

  • Junli Gu

    VP of Autonomous Driving

    Junli joined in October 2017 and currently serves as VP of autonomous driving department. One of her main focus areas is leading the effort to build the self-driving solutions on XMotors’ massive production of electric vehicles. (Also known as XPeng EV cars in China.)

    Before joining XMotors, Junli was the senior staff machine learning engineer in Tesla and she built and led the machine learning team to create the AI roadmap, innovate the algorithms and implement the technology for Tesla Autopilot 2.0 project.

    Junli Holds a Ph.D of Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University and also the research scholar in University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • Ron Mueller

    CEO of Vision Markets Associate Consultant of Smithers Apex

    After several executive positions in B2B Sales and Marketing, Dr.-Ing. Ronald Mueller founded Vision Markets in 2014 with the mission to support companies to grow in the Imaging field. Quickly, Vision Markets became the leading Marketing and Management Consulting Company dedicated to the global Machine Vision industry. With a team of currently 8 co-workers Vision Markets has already supported over 55 SMEs as well as multi-billion dollar companies from Tokyo to Vancouver. The quality of the offerings derives from the technical know-how of imaging technologies, the market expertise built since 2002, and the executive management experience of its consultants. On this basis, Vision Markets enables its clients to grow with strategic consulting services in Marketing, Sales, Product Management, and Corporate Acquisitions. Operational outsourcing services like recruiting, public relations management, writing of marketing content, and digital marketing are complementing the portfolio. Furthermore, Ronald is member of several Machine Vision innovation award juries.

  • Abhay Rai

    VP of Product Marketing Visteon

    Abhay Rai is VP Product Marketing at Visteon. He was previously Head of Automotive Sensor Marketing, working at the Automotive Innovation center of Sony Electronics San Jose CA.

    Abhay has extensive experience in automotive sensing and systems. Abhay started his career as analog design architect, designing low power, low noise human interface sensors that touch millions of hands every day. Abhay has worked in 5 different countries and managed many design and system teams.

    Abhay received MSEE from Colorado State University and Executive MBA from University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of business.