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, Vehicle Research Dept., Development Engineering Office
    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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  • Hiroki Uchiyama
    Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Hiroki Uchiyama Department Manager, Smart ADAS Technology Development Department
    Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
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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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Kyosuke Tomoyasu
    Virtual Mechanics Corporation
    Kyosuke Tomoyasu Sales Manager, Sales Department
    Virtual Mechanics Corporation
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  • 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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  • Phil Magney
    VSI
    Phil Magney Founder & Principal
    Vision Systems Intelligence, LLC.
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  • Deepa Rangarajan
    SBD
    Deepa Rangarajan Senior specialist - Autonomous Car
    SBD
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