2017 Speakers

  • Lutz Rothhardt
    BMW Japan Corp.
    Lutz Rothhardt Development Japan Director
    BMW Japan Corp.
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    Received engineering degree from Technical University of Munich in 1991. Worked four years as consultant for embedded projects. Since 1995 at BMW on various R&D management positions in Japan. From 2007 General Manager for E/E vehicle architecture at Munich HQs. Since last year in charge of BMW R&D in Japan.

  • Hiroki Mori
    toyota
    Hiroki Mori Group Manager, Advanced Safety System Research and Development Division
    Toyota Motor Corporation
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  • Hiroyuki Asada
    Mitsubishi Motors
    Hiroyuki Asada General Manager, Advanced Vehicle Development Department, Development Management Div.
    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
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    Mr. Hiroyuki Asada is the General Manager of Vehicle Research Department at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Japan. He is responsible for research and development of next generation technologies for A D/ADAS and Connected car. Mr. Asada is also a member of SIP-adus, Strategic Innovation Promotion Program-Innovation of Automated Driving for Universal Services, and Autonomous driving and associated applications under Japanese government. Mr. Asada was chairman of the Japan Auto Mobile Associations AEB assessment sub WG for 2 years, the Japanese delegation for UN/ECE/WP29/GRSP for 5 years, and technical sponsor of Head Restraint GTR Phase 2 IWG under GRSP for 3 years.

  • Masahiro Higuchi
    DENSO Corporation
    Masahiro Higuchi General Manager, ADAS Business and Technology Development Div., Business Strategy Planning Dept.
    DENSO CORPORATION
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  • Shuji Okuda
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Shuji Okuda Director, Electric Vehicle, Advanced Technology and ITS promotion Office
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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  • Hisashi Chiba
    Bosch Corporation
    Hisashi ChibaGeneral Manager, Automated Driving, Engineering Systems Development, Chassis Systems Control Division
    Bosch Corporation
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  • Hiroki Uchiyama
    Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Hiroki Uchiyama Vice President, Advanced Development Center
    Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas,Inc.
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  • Yuji Hirabayashi
    DENSO IT LABORATORY, INC
    Yuji Hirabayashi President
    DENSO IT LABORATORY, INC
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  • Masato Kawade
    OMRON Corporation
    Masato Kawade Manager of Vision Sensing Lab., Vision Lab., Sensing Technology Research Center, Technology and Intellectual Property H.Q.
    OMRON Corporation
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  • Yasuhisa Shimazaki
    Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Yasuhisa Shimazaki Senior Manager, CPU System Solution Department, Core Technology Business Division, 1st Solution Business Unit
    Renesas Electronics Corporation
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  • Sadao Osawa
    SBDrive
    Sadao OsawaSenior Project Manager
    SB Drive Corp.
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  • Tsutomu Nakajima
    Dynamic Map Planning Co., Ltd
    Tsutomu Nakajima President and Representative Director
    Dynamic Map Planning Co., Ltd
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  • Mandali Khalesi
    HERE
    Mandali Khalesi Head of Asia-Pacific, Automotive
    HERE
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  • Ryuji Wakikawa
    Softbank
    Ryuji Wakikawa Senior Director, CTO Office
    SoftBank Corp.
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  • Eric Pineau
    LeddarTech
    Eric Pineau Director of Business Development, Automotive
    LeddarTech
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    Eric Pineau is Director of Business Development for the Automotive Industry at LeddarTech, the leader in solid-state LiDAR technology for autonomous driving applications. He joined the company in 2016. He has more than 25 years of experience in business development in various high tech sectors such as sensors, lasers, and fiber-optic communications. His current and previous work is centered on establishing partnerships and alliances with customers and suppliers. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Laval University in Quebec City.

  • Axel Bialke
    AIMOTIVE Kft.
    Axel Bialke Head of Japan Office
    AIMOTIVE Kft.
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    Axel Bialke was holding Top Management position in Infineon Technologies for 12 years in the mobile phone and automotive segment. In 2009 he established Cross Border Technologies, with focus on introducing Automotive and Semiconductor technologies of European high tech suppliers into Japan and Korea and vice versa. Cross Border Technologies has offices in Japan, Korea and Germany. Axel Bialke is also heading since 2 years the Japan office of AIMOTIVE Kft. covering sales, business development and marketing of AIMOTIVE Kft. In Japan.

    He is specialized in ADAS, IVI and camera technologies with focus on AI technologies and self-driving cars with a deep understanding of automotive systems and semiconductors.

  • Björn Giesler
    Elektrobit
    Björn Giesler Senior Director, Head of Driver Assistance
    Elektrobit Automotive GmbH
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    Björn Giesler received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2000 and his PhD in Engineering in 2005 from the University of Karlsruhe. He joined AUDI AG in 2005 to develop self-driving cars. On the path to this goal he worked on time-of-flight cameras, multi-camera stereo and motion stereo, automotive computer vision, camera self-calibration, sensor data fusion, and trajectory planning and control, as well as system architectures and functional safety. B. Giesler spent the last three years developing what will be the first highly-automated driving system for the consumer market. He initiated and co-ordinated the student contest "Audi Autonomous Driving Cup (AADC)", first held in 2015. In 2015, Björn Giesler joined Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, leading driver assistance and highly automated driving development.

  • Kyosuke Tomoyasu
    Virtual Mechanics Corporation
    Kyosuke Tomoyasu Sales Manager, Sales Department
    Virtual Mechanics Corporation
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  • Aravind Ratnam
    Wind River
    Aravind RATNAM Head of Connected Vehicles Products
    Wind River
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    Aravind Ratnam is a technology strategist specializing in value creation and innovation within the Autonomous Driving and the Internet of Things markets.

    With previous experience as a management consultant, Aravind brings in a deep understanding of business models in several related vertical markets including semiconductor, industrial and robotics, telecommunications, cable and media, energy as well as aerospace and defense. His work has encompassed visioning, growth strategy, mergers and acquisition due diligence, financial analysis, go-to- market product plans and business model assessments. Prior to his current role leading product management within the Wind River Connected Vehicle Solutions business unit, Aravind has helped lead the corporate strategy function across Wind River, garnering acknowledgments for his crisp points of view and tight business model framing in autonomous driving, cybersecurity, edge analytics and related areas.

    Aravind holds advanced graduate degrees in Space Science from Florida Tech and in Management and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Kenji Kameya
    Harman
    Kenji Kameya Director, Customer program Management, Japan
    HARMAN International Japan Co Ltd
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    Kameya is a savvy sales executive with international experience and the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams to overachieve business objectives. He began his career at Fujitsu Limited in Japan as software engineer for Mainframe Computer and was later appointed as Executive Assistant to the company’s Chairman & President. Kameya was then relocated to San Jose in California, to lead the global development initiatives of Fujitsu Software’s strategic Middleware Product Suite.

    In 2000, Kameya left Fujitsu Software to start his start-up company in Silicon Valley, funded through US-based VCs. In 2004, he was re-hired by Fujitsu to lead the Automotive Business Unit at Fujitsu America located in Sunnyvale, California. In 2011, Kameya was asked to return to Japan, where he led the company’s Automotive power-train & IVI-related engineering group.

    In 2016, Kameya decided to join HARMAN Japan, to lead Infotainment Engineering division and Customer Programs, bringing his years of experience in automotive, cloud technologies, IoT, connectivity and security, to better serve our clients and partners in the region.

    Kameya holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

  • Tsuguo Nobe
    Intel K.K. / Nagoya University
    Tsuguo Nobe Architect and Director Government Policy & Business Development / Visiting Associate Professor
    Intel K.K. / Nagoya University
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  • Tomoya Ikeyama
    Yano Research Institute Ltd.
    Tomoya Ikeyama Project Manager, Industry Technology Unit Automotive Industry Group
    Yano Research Institute Ltd.
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  • Craig Smith
    Rapid7 Japan K.K.
    Craig Smith Research Director of Transportation Security
    Rapid7 Japan K.K.
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  • Jitendra Deshpande
    KPIT
    Jitendra Deshpande Principal Solution Architect
    KPIT Technologies Ltd.
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    Jitendra is an MTech (Computer Science and Engineering) and possesses more than 18 years industry experience spread over various engineering projects in Image Processing, Machine Vision, ADAS Development and Validation, Autonomous Driving(AD) Feature Planning, Requirement Validation and functional safety. Jitendra has been working with KPIT Technologies for the last 7 years where he is responsible for business and technical services for APAC region. In the past, he was involved in developing and promoting ADAS, AD functional safety products and services. Jitendra has patents and presented papers in international conferences on topics addressing industrial problems. Jitendra's experience includes working with several OEMs and Tier1 across multiple geographies for the development and consultancy in AD and ADAS related development and Image Processing, Machine Vision, ADAS Solutions and Functional Safety.

  • Phil Magney
    VSI
    Phil Magney Founder & Principal
    Vision Systems Intelligence, LLC.
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    Phil Magney is an automotive entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in information technologies, with core specialties in automotive electronics, advanced safety systems, functional safely and mobile computing. He is the Founder and Principal Advisor of Vision Systems Intelligence (VSI), the leading global research and analyst firm for autonomous vehicle technologies. Their research portals examine companies, products and technologies for autonomous vehicle development, having mapped the entire value chain - from sensors to processors to control systems to complete vehicles. They also track cutting edge autonomous solutions from AV development kits to rolling vehicles.

    Phil regularly participates in leading conferences globally, and is often quoted in major media outlets ands publications. Before founding VSI, Phil was Co-Founder and President of Telematics Research Group (TRG), which was acquired by iSuppli in 2008. When iSuppli’s Automotive Group was acquired by IHS a few years later, Phil became Head of IHS Automotive Technology Group. He has Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics and Information Technologies from the University of Minnesota.

  • Deepa Rangarajan
    SBD
    Deepa Rangarajan Senior specialist - Autonomous Car
    SBD
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  • Danny Kim
    VSI
    Danny Kim (Moderator) Director and Senior Advisor
    Vision Systems Intelligence, LLC.
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    Danny Kim, Director and Senior Advisor of Vision Systems Intelligence (VSI), is with more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, mobile, software and automotive industries. Danny Kim’s responsibilities at VSI include custom project management, new product development, technology analysis writing and forecasting, and conference speaking engagement in the areas of autonomous vehicle technologies.

    Prior to VSI, he oversaw IHS Automotive Technology Group’s global strategy consulting practice and managed all of the group’s custom projects funded by major automotive OEMs and suppliers. In those projects, he structured research framework, performed primary and secondary research, and managed internal and external resources and procurement processes. On top of autonomous vehicle development processes and enabling technologies, his areas of expertise also includes infotainment platform architecture, IVI operating systems, vehicle connectivity interfaces, mobile devices & content integrations in the car, HMI & IVI system usability, Advanced Driver Assist Systems and V2X communications.

    Prior to engaging in the consulting practice at IHS, he was a senior analyst and manager for automotive group. He’s been a frequent industry trend column writer and conference speaker on mobile devices and services industry as well as automotive infotainment markets. Frequently quoted by major media such as NYT, BusinessWeek, Nikkei Electronics, EETimes, etc.

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TU-Automotive
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2017 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

  • LeddarTech

Silver Sponsors

  • ai motive
  • EB Elektrobit
  • Virtual-Mechanics-Corporation
  • Wind River

Cyber Security Sponsor

  • HARMAN