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Expert speakers for 2019 included:

  • Romain Clement

    Head of Hardware Lyft Level 5 Engineering Center

    Rom leads Lyft's self-driving hardware development at Level 5. For the last decade, he was a Sr. Manager at Google leading the Camera Systems Team responsible for imaging platforms and designing high resolution camera systems. As an Aerospace Systems Engineer by training, Rom has extensive experience building and growing multi-disciplinary teams for projects involving photonics and optics for harsh environments. 

  • Moritz Bücker

    Business Unit Manager FICOSA / ADASENS Automotive GmbH

    Moritz Bücker earned his engineering diploma from RWTH Aachen and an MBA from IESE, Barcelona. He has years of experience in ADAS project management and has focused his professional endeavours on the automotive ADAS arena with FICOSA and ADASENS in recent years. Moritz was involved in the project management of algorithms for the first mirrorless car and is currently responsible for automotive smart cameras.

  • Koen De Langhe

    Business Line Manager 3D Siemens PLM Software Simulation & Test Solutions

    Koen De Langhe: Mechanical Engineer with a major in Noise and Vibration; PhD in Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA). With LMS (now Siemens PLM Software) since 1996 focusing on 3D simulations (CAE) in the area of Acoustics, Vibration, Correlation, NVH and alike. Currently business line manager for Simcenter 3D including both Noise and Vibration as well as Electromagnetic simulation solutions, covering Low Frequency Electromagnetics (motors, generators, transformers) as well as High Frequency Electromagnetics (Radars, Antenna’s, EMC/EMI,..)

  • Filip Geuens

    CEO XenomatiX

    Filip Geuens holds degrees in electromechanical engineering (1993) and in Operations Management (2000) from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He has been CEO of XenomatiX since early 2015. Before that, he was CTO of Nikon Metrology, one of the 6 business units of Nikon. This business unit is specialized on optical metrology. Filip has dedicated his entire career to 3D optical systems.

  • Tapa Ghosh

    CEO Vathys

    Tapabrata ("Tapa") Ghosh is the co-founder and CEO of Vathys.ai where he develops the core architecture of the Vathys deep learning processor. When he was a teenager, he developed a quadcopter drone with the intention of utilizing deep learning to make collision free drones, at the time a novel proposition. In attempting to do so, he experienced firsthand the computational requirements of deep learning in the real world. The experience led him to found Vathys with the goal of developing performant and power efficient deep learning processors. He is also a Thiel Fellow, 20 under 20 and YCombinator alum. 

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Koch

    Head of Department Sensor Data and Information Fusion Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE)

    Wolfgang Koch studied Physics and Mathematics at the Aachen Technical University RWTH, where he earned a PhD in Theoretical Physics. For many years, he is head of the department “Sensor Data and Information Fusion SDF” at Fraunhofer FKIE. On various topics within the area of sensor data and information fusion, he has published a well-referenced text book, 16 handbook chapters and well above 200 journal and conference articles. He is one of the co-editors the two volume handbook “Novel Radar Techniques and Applications” (2017).

    Wolfgang Koch is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Information Fusion Society ISIF. Being a Fellow of the IEEE, he serves as a Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society AESS, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Chairman of the Germany Chapter of the IEEE AESS. Moreover, he is active in the NATO Science and Technology Organization STO as a Member at Large of the Sensors and Electronics Technology SET Panel. At Bonn University, he is a professor for applied computer science and regularly delivers lecture series on Sensor Data and Information Fusion.

  • Stephen Lambright

    Vice President of Marketing AEye, Inc.

    Stephen Lambright has more than 20 years’ experience in bringing new products, technologies, services, and ideas to the marketplace. He has led marketing, strategy, product and services organizations at leading technology companies such as Autodesk, Informix, Narus, NetObjects, and Savi. Steve was also the founder and CEO of Apprion, led marketing and business development for XOJET, and was the global head of marketing for PRG, the world’s largest entertainment technology company.

  • Dr Christian Laugier

    Research Director The French National Research Institute for Computer Sciences and Control

    Dr. Christian LAUGIER is Research Director at Inria. He is a member of several IEEE International Scientific Committees and he has co-organized numerous workshops and major IEEE conferences in Robotics & ITS. He recently brought recognized scientific contributions and patented innovations to the field of Bayesian Perception & Decision-making for Autonomous Vehicles. He co-founded four start-up companies, and he is scientific advisor for Probayes SA and for Baidu China.

  • Henrik Lind

    Chief Research Officer Smart Eye

    Henrik has a strong focus on sensing, starting at Hasselblad with vision system development followed by development of radars, vision, ultrasonic sensing and high-resolution maps at Volvo Technology. In 2001 he focused on the development of the first-in-kind fused radar and vision system at Volvo Cars leading to efficient collision warning and the first in kind full auto braking system. He continued to work with autonomous drive and the sensing system for the Drive Me project in 2015 as technical leader. From 2017 Henrik was appointed Research Manager at Smart Eye AB, a company providing leading software for monitoring the driver head pose and gaze as well as vehicle occupant state.

  • Mayank Mangla

    ADAS Imaging Architect Texas Instruments, USA

    Mayank Mangla is ADAS imaging architect at Texas Instruments. He has been a key member of the TI imaging team since the early days of digital imaging. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of digital camera systems including color science, optics, software and calibration processes. Currently he is focused on ramping ISPs into automotive applications and enabling new imaging applications with versatile feature set TI SoCs such as the TDA3x.

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  • Audrey Quessada PhD

    Team Leader for Conception Algorithms, Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems Business Group Valeo

    After a PhD in Laser Physics at the Observatoire de Paris, Dr Quessada worked for several years as a postdoctoral research associate at the interface Physics/ Biology. She developed optical tools and statistical models to understand DNA/protein interactions using Single Molecule Techniques. In 2017, she followed an MS cursus in Big Data and Machine Learning to complete her skills in data analysis and image computing. Dr Quessada is currently working at Valeo-CDA as Algorithm Design Leader since June 2018.

  • 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.

  • Richard Schram

    Technical Manager Euro NCAP

    Richard Schram studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, after which Richard continued to working at TNO Automotive. He got involved in vehicle crash safety research and development in both the passive and active safety field.

    Since 2010, Richard is Technical Manager of the European New Car Assessment Program, where he is the technical lead for protocols currently in place as well as the development of future requirements for both passive active safety test- and assessment protocols.

  • Alex Shulman

    Director of Products Foresight Automotive

    Alex Shulman serves as Director of Products in Foresight and he oversees all aspects of product management and product marketing. 

    Mr. Shulman has deep experience in multiple high-tech product categories: opto-electronics, mechanics, software & algorithms in several successful startups that became leading Israeli high-tech companies. 
    He has led several successful new product launches resulting in significant market share gains in highly competitive markets worldwide. Mr. Shulman holds degree in engineering and MBA.

  • Tom Driscoll

    Co-founder and CTO Echodyne

    Tom Driscoll is Co-founder and CTO of Echodyne, bringing breakthrough radar sensors to commercial markets at commercial price points for the first time. Tom leads the world-class engineering team developing Echodyne’s product portfolio, helping channel talent and passion as technologists to meet Echodyne’s market opportunity to redefine sensing for an autonomous age. Prior to Echodyne, Tom was Managing Director of the Metamaterials Commercialization Center at Intellectual Ventures, where he and a small team of scientists realized a metamaterials technology platform that has currently underwritten 4 start-up companies. Tom holds a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd, a PhD in physics from UCSD, and an adjunct professor position at Duke University.

  • Daniel Van Blerkom

    Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder Forza Silicon

    Daniel heads the Forza Silicon engineering team in designing leading edge sensors for medical, automotive and industrial applications, as well as high-end sensor products in the areas of digital cinema and defense. He holds 14 image sensor patents and was co-recipient of the Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper at ISSCC 2008.

  • Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller

    Teamleader Machine Vision and Autonomous Vehicle Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) GmbH

    Dr. Oliver Wasenmüller is team leader for "Machine Vision and Autonomous Vehicle" at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). His current projects involve cutting-edge technologies in the area of Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Autonomous Driving. With his research team he cooperates with national and international companies, such as BMW, DENSO, Bosch, Adasens, IEE, John Deere, Ricoh and many more. His current tasks cover the initialization of projects, finding and negotiating with appropriate project partners as well as the coordination of the project implementation in the team. Dr. Wasenmüller is in demand as a speaker at many conferences, lectures and panel discussions.