Experts Who Will Share Insights in 2017:

  • Toshiro Muramatsu
    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Toshiro Muramatsu Deputy General Manager, Telematics Engineering Group, Connected Car and Services Engineering Department & HD Map Development Group, AD and ADAS Advanced Technology Development Department & Connected Car and Autonomous Drive Div.
    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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  • Takahiro Tochioka
    Mazda Motor Corporation
    Takahiro Tochioka Senior Principal Engineer, Integrated Control System Development Division
    Mazda Motor Corporation
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  • Lutz Beck
    Daimler Trucks Asia - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus
    Lutz Beck CIO
    Daimler Trucks Asia - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus
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    Lutz is a Business and result driven Senior Executive with extensive international leadership experience and a can do attitude. A problem solver, analytical thinker and pioneer able to manage critical and complex transformations with an innovative approach to get the job done. He has experience working in large multi-national companies in the automotive industry and led and motivated large global teams to achieve target outcomes. He worked across multiple regions and cultures in the fields of Digital Strategy and Transformation, Business process re-engineering and improvement, project and program management, SAP template implementation, system landscape renewal and innovation technology management.

  • Erik Spitzer
    Daimler Trucks Asia - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus
    Erik Spitzer Manager IT Process and Innovations / IoT and Cloud
    Daimler Trucks Asia - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus
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    Erik Spitzer joined Daimler Trucks Asia in 2014 and is currently the lead of the IT Process & Innovations / IoT Cloud team as part of the Digitalization Strategy. Prior to this role he was working as an IT Consultant for the Digitalization and automation of indirect areas in the company.

    Since the end of 2015 his main focus is on the development of the cloud based IoT and Big Data Platform for Daimler Trucks Asia for its journey to a data driven company. During this role he had the chance to work in the Connectivity Projects in North America and Asia. He is currently a member of the global Connectivity Expert group in Daimler Trucks to drive innovations topics for new services to the customers.

  • Gaku Nakazato
    MIC
    Gaku Nakazato Director of New-Generation Mobile Communications Office, Radio Dept., Telecommunications Bureau
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
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  • Junichi Ochi
    Bosch Corporation
    Junichi Ochi General Manager, Automotive Systems Integration
    Bosch Corporation
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  • Hiroshi Nakajima
    dena
    Hiroshi Nakajima Executive Officer, SVP, Director of Automotive Div.
    DeNA Co.,Ltd
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  • Shinpei Kato
    Tier IV, Inc.
    Shinpei Kato Director/CTO
    Tier IV, Inc.
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  • Tsuguo Nobe
    Intel K.K
    Tsuguo Nobe Architect and Director
    Government Policy & Business Development
    Intel K.K /
    Visiting Associate Professor, Nagoya University
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  • Noboru Kosaka
    Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.,Ltd
    Noboru Kosaka Deputy General Maneger, Future Technology Task Force, Corporate Marketing and Planning Dept.
    Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.,Ltd
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  • Kazuo Hatakeyama
    Yamato Transport Co., Ltd
    Kazuo Hatakeyama Manager, Department of System Development for Network, Division of Network Business Development
    Yamato Transport Co., Ltd
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  • Takeki Ogitsu
    Gunma University
    Takeki Ogitsu Deputy Director-General, Center for Research on Adoption of NextGen Transportation
    Gunma University
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  • Masashi Hodotsuka
    The Japan Research Institute, Limited
    Masashi Hodotsuka Manager, Center for the Strategy of Emergence
    The Japan Research Institute, Limited
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  • Sampo Hietanen
    MaaS Global Ltd
    Sampo Hietanen CEO
    MaaS Global Ltd
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    Sampo Hietanen is the CEO of MaaS Global Ltd. He is father to the concept “Mobility as a Service”, a paradigm change in transport offering. Hietanen’s background is in executive positions in civil engineering and ITS and he has been founding and heading several international businesses in the field.

    MaaS Global Ltd is bringing the concept of Mobility as a Service into reality, by building the world’s first Mobility Ecosystem. MaaS Global aspires to upgrade the service level of transportation by joining together public and private transportation providers. Collaboration and integration of services will create a seamless and compelling travel experience for everyone, locally and globally.

  • Modar Alaoui
    Eyeris
    Modar Alaoui Founder and CEO
    Eyeris
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    Modar is a tech entrepreneur and expert in Artificially Intelligent vision technologies, Deep Learning and Ambient Intelligence. He is currently founder and CEO at Eyeris, the worldwide leading Deep Learning-based emotion recognition software. The company’s flagship product EmoVu reads facial micro-expressions in real-time and uses Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN's) as a Deep Learning architecture to train and deploy its algorithm into a myriad of today’s commercial applications.

    Modar combines a decade of experience between Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and Audience Behavior Measurement. He is a frequent speaker and keynoter on “Ambient Intelligence” as the next frontier in AI, a winner of several technology and innovation awards and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg and many other major publications for his work.

  • Niall O'Doherty
    Teradata International
    Niall O'Doherty Head of Industry, Business Consulting and Solutions, Think Big Analytics
    Teradata International
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    Responsible within the International Region (all territories outside of Americas) for developing a team of practice and subject matter experts within the practice domain – Industry, Business Consulting, Solutions. The focus is around providing deep business insight for key industry verticals (Comms, Finance, Manufacturing, Energy, Retail, Government, Travel & Transportation and Life Science), horizontal process expertise in key business and analytical functions such (Supply Chain, Industrial Internet of Things, Multi-varient Profitability Analytics), and proven Teradata business solutions such as Customer Journey.

  • Yoshiki Chubachi
    QNX Software Systems K.K.
    Yoshiki Chubachi Business Development Manager (Automotive APAC)
    QNX Software Systems K.K.
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  • Hank Cohen
    INTEGRITY Security Services
    Hank Cohen Data Security Consultant
    INTEGRITY Security Services
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    Hank Cohen has over thirty years of experience in the computing and data networking industries. His development experience ranges from real time and embedded systems, data acquisition and signal processing to enterprise networking and network security. He held increasingly responsible positions in product management for software, hardware and systems products including VLSI cryptographic accelerator chips and enterprise security appliances. Now Hank is a cybersecurity consultant with Integrity Security Services a subsidiary of Green Hills Software, working to ensure that the connected cars of today and tomorrow are also the most secure and hack proof systems possible.

  • Daniel Thunberg
    Irdeto
    Daniel Thunberg Global Head, Connected Transport
    Irdeto
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    Daniel is the Global Head of Connected Transport at Irdeto. Having been through digitalization in the media industry over the past 15 years, Daniel brings key insights and experience on security issues impacting the automotive industry in today’s connected world.

    Prior to Irdeto, Daniel has held several senior leadership roles, including EVP of Sales and Marketing at KIT Digital Asia Pacific. When KIT was restructured to Piksel, he held the position of SVP of Commercial EMEA/APAC. He was also VP of Global Sales at International Datacasting.

    Daniel holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Linkoping’s University in Political Science and Sociology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.

  • Mikko Hurskainen
    Link Motion Ltd.
    Mikko Hurskainen Technologist
    Link Motion Ltd.
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    Mikko Hurskainen is Technologist in Link Motion Ltd, focused on making connected cars secure and safe. He comes from software background.

    He has held various technical leadership positions in Suunto, Nomovok, Notava and Nokia working on various embedded computing projects.

    He is currently based in Finland and has Master of Science degree from Tampere University of Technology.

  • Adam Emfield
    Nuance Communications
    Adam Emfield Head of DRIVE Lab, Principal User Experience Manager
    Nuance Communications
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    Adam is the principal user experience manager at Nuance Automotive. He leads the Design & Research, Innovation, and In-Vehicle Experience (DRIVE) Lab, and is responsible for the usability program for Nuance’s Automotive division. His cross-functional team works across the automotive division to develop new ideas for in-vehicle experiences, to validate existing concepts, and to provide the user’s perspective for the future of in-vehicle experiences.

    He has a master’s degree in Human Factors and Applied Cognition, as well as one in Industrial Engineering focusing on Human Systems and Ergonomics. While in school, he studied attention, spatial navigation, automation, and distracted driving.

  • Makoto Ueno
    SMARTVALUE Co., Ltd.
    Makoto Ueno Division Manager, Project Development Division
    SMARTVALUE Co., Ltd.
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  • Stefan Gudmundsson
    u-blox
    Stefan Gudmundsson Principle, Automotive Market Development & Product Strategy
    u-blox
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  • Fumihiko Kondo
    HDBaseT
    Fumihiko Kondo Automotive Account Manager
    Valens, HDBaseT Alliance member
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  • Scott Frank
    Airbiquity
    Scott Frank VP Marketing
    Airbiquity
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    Scott Frank, Airbiquity Vice President of Marketing since 2013, is a seasoned marketing and business executive with deep experience developing and deploying global and regional marketing programs for enterprise businesses and technology start-ups alike. Mr. Frank’s marketing experience spans brand building, product development, advertising, direct and relationship marketing, online and event marketing, media planning and buying, and publishing. This diverse portfolio of expertise stems from working with the world’s foremost technology, publishing, research and communications companies, including IBM, Microsoft, International Data Corporation and multiple New York City based advertising agencies. Mr. Frank received his degree in advertising from the Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and resides in Seattle, WA USA with his wife and three children.

  • James Dawson
    Cisco
    James Dawson Global Head of Strategy, Connected Car
    Cisco Jasper
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    James Dawson joined Jasper in 2013 and currently leads Connected Car strategy and technical sales efforts for Cisco Jasper. Prior to this role, James spent 3 years leading automotive business development for Jasper.

    James brings over 20 years of experience in vehicle connectivity solutions, including onboard vehicle systems, wireless networks, and cloud-based service delivery networks.

    Prior to Jasper, James led Customer Solutions at Agero and Aeris Communications. He also held senior positions at DENSO in design validation and test and research and development as well as Qualcomm Personal Electronics in sustaining engineering.

  • Brian Hamilton
    Gracenote Inc.
    Brian Hamilton General Manager, Music and Auto
    Gracenote Inc.
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    Brian is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music and Auto for Gracenote. In this role, he is responsible for delivering next generation music and automotive infotainment systems and managing relationships with all major automakers, suppliers as well as music entertainment companies.

    Brian has served in several leadership positions with Gracenote since joining the company in 2000. Most notably, he served as President of Gracenote Japan where he established the company’s APAC operations in Japan, Korea and Taiwan and spearheaded explosive growth of Gracenote’s Automotive business with major Asian OEMs.

    Brian later assumed the role of SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Gracenote, where he grew annual revenue to $105MM and increased the sales pipeline by more than 200 percent across its Music, Video and Auto verticals.

    Brian also played a critical role in Gracenote’s integration with Sony following the 2008 acquisition. He drove joint engineering projects with Sony to achieve new “first to market” features and enhanced performance for several Sony products and business groups.

  • Yossi Moscovitz
    Telit Communications PLC
    Yossi Moscovitz Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Solutions
    Telit Communications PLC
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    Mr. Yossi Moscovitz has been Chief Executive Officer of Automotive Solutions at Telit Communications PLC since March 25, 2016. He previously served as President of Telit Wireless Solutions for Telit Communications PLC. Mr. Moscovitz also served as Chief operating Officer and Head of the Data Products Business Division at Dai Italy for Telit Communications PLC.

    Prior to working for Dai Italy, he was responsible for the management of the Data Products activity of Dai Israel. Before joining Dai Israel he was the Chief Executive Officer of Cell Data Ltd., an Israeli company engaged in the development and sales of data products utilising CDMA technology and the Chief Executive Officer of Microkim, an Israeli company operating in the field of wireless communications.

    He holds a B.Sc.EE from the Technion, Israel's leading technological institute.

  • Tsuyoshi Saito
    nttdocomo
    Tsuyoshi Saito Senior Manager, IoT Business Department
    NTT DOCOMO, INC.
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  • Yutaro Higashi
    notteco Co., Ltd.
    Yutaro Higashi CEO
    notteco Co., Ltd.
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  • Nowaki Harada
    AEON CO., Ltd.
    Nowaki Harada Senior Leader, Chiiki Ecosystem Project Team
    AEON CO., Ltd.
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  • Kenichiro Waki
    Ficha Inc.
    Kenichiro Waki CEO
    Ficha Inc.
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  • Kazuya Watanabe
    LeapMind, Inc.
    Kazuya Watanabe COO
    LeapMind, Inc.
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  • Tetsuro Ida
    Nauto Japan G.K.
    Tetsuro Ida Head of Japan
    Nauto Japan G.K.
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  • Roger Lanctot
    Strategy Analytics
    Roger Lanctot Director, Automotive Connected Mobility
    Strategy Analytics
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    Roger Lanctot has 25+ years of experience as a journalist, analyst and consultant advising electronics companies, car companies, wireless carriers, Tier 1s and developers on product and market development and strategy. Currently Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, in the Global Automotive Practice at Strategy Analytics. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a frequent blogger and keynote speaker.

    Keynote: Telematics Munich

    Keynote: TU-Auto Detroit

    Advisory Board: AutomobilityLA (L.A. Auto Show)

    Advisory Board: Future Networked Car (ITU event held at the Geneva Motor Show)

    Advisor: W3C HTML5 for the car

    2017 Tech Cars Award for Best Analyst or Connected Car Celebrity

    Member: International Motor Press Association, Washington Automotive Press Association

  • Takaaki Sugiura
    Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
    Takaaki Sugiura Principal researcher, Group Leader, Next-Generation Infrastructure Division
    Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
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  • Lee Colman
    SBD
    Lee Colman Head of Connected Car Division
    SBD
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    Lee is a senior specialist in the Connected Car division of SBD, an independent technical consultancy specialising in the design and development of vehicle connectivity, safety and security systems. He provides strategic, commercial and technical consultancy to car makers, their suppliers and service providers on all aspects of the connected car ecosystem. For more than 20 years, Lee has been designing and commercialising products in the automotive, telecoms and telematics service provider sectors.

  • Ali Izadi
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Ali Izadi-Najafabadi Head of Intelligent Mobility
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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    Ali oversees an analyst team focused on research and analysis on the emerging field of intelligent mobility. The team produces analysis on business models, technologies and policies related to ride hailing, car sharing and autonomous driving. Ali’s prior experience includes working at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and the fuel cell manufacturer, Ballard Power Systems. Ali has an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctorate in Materials Science from Meijo University.

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