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Franco Accordino

Siavash Alamouti

Peter Bauer

Leon Chua

Lorraine Cichowski

Maurizio Dècina

Paul A. Farrar, JR.

Gerhard P. Fettweis

Frank Fitzek

Thomas Form

Richard Funk

Livio Gallo

Steven Griffiths

Maik Gude

Amine Haoui

Jürgen Häpp

Albert Heuberger

Martin Hierholzer

Karsten Hiltawsky

Markus Hofmann

Pasi Hurri

Dean Jacobs

Clas A. Jacobson

Leo Kärkkäinen

Kai Kück

Josef F. Krems

Stefan Launer

Edward A. Lee

Wolfgang Lehner

Karl Leo

Jie Liu

Michael Lowak

J. Bryan Lyles

Thomas Magedanz

Peter S Magnusson

Hagen Malberg

Laurent Malier

Kazuhiko Matsumoto

Bill McHale

Roberto Minerva

Alberto Moreira

Sven Morlok

Christian Müller

Hans Müller-Steinhagen

Lauri Oksanen

Karsten Ottenberg

James Prendergast

Martin Roth

Kamal Sarabandi

Roberto Saracco

Thomas Schmitz-Rode

Eric Sedlar

Thilo v. Selchow

Richard Sieben

Gernot Spiegelberg

Varadharajan Sridhar

Olaf Such

James Truchard

Jakob J van Zyl

Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Joe Weinman

Thomas Wiegand

Dirk Wristers

Alf Henryk Wulf

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Speakers


Franco Accordino Franco Accordino
European Commission
Franco Accordino is the Head of the Task Force “Digital Futures” within the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate-General. Digital Futures is a participative visioning exercise aiming to devise 2050’s scenarios and policy ‘routes’ underpinned by the long term advances of ICT. Before becoming task force leader, Franco worked as Director's Assistant, mainly on the development of a vision and strategy for future ICT, with particular focus on: (1) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and science-driven ICT research, (2) e-Infrastructures, including research network, supercomputers, clouds, grids and data infrastructures and virtual research communities, (3) Future Internet, including the Future Internet Public Private Partnership, Future Internet Assembly, the Future Internet Forum (FIF), and the FIRE initiative, and (4) ICT trust and security. Before joining the European Commission, he worked at the ETHZ/CSCS National Supercomputing Centre of Switzerland, at Consorzio Pisa Ricerche and at the National Research Council of Italy where he conducted research on formal methods, languages and tools for concurrent systems and protocol specification. He has a long-standing experience in several information technology fields, including formal methods and software engineering, grid and distributed systems, operating systems, web-based applications and services and knowledge discovery in databases.

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Siavash Alamouti Siavash Alamouti
Director
Vodafone R&D
Siavash Alamouti received B.A.Sc and the M.A.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 1989 and 1991, respectively. In March 2010, he joined Vodafone to lead Group R&D. Before Vodafone he was an Intel Fellow in the Mobility Group and chief technology officer of the Mobile Wireless Group, responsible for all wireless standards and the technology roadmap. He was also known as the champion of WiMAX and WiGig technologies at Intel. Prior to joining Intel in 2004, he was the CTO of a start-up called Vivato (a smart antenna WiFi company), an held various positions at Cadence Design Systems, AT&T Wireless Services and at MPR Teltech Ltd. He holds over 20 patents in the areas of wireless communication applications and wireless systems design and is most well-known for the invention of the Alamouti Code. His well known paper was selected as one of the 50 most influential papers in the 50 year history of IEEE Communications Society in 2001.

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Peter Bauer Peter Bauer
CEO
Infineon Technologies AG
Peter Bauer was born in 1960 and successfully completed his engineering degree at the Technical University in Munich in 1986. Then, he began his professional career at Siemens AG. He initially worked as a development engineer in the field of microcontrollers. In 1993 he became General Manager of Chipcard and ID-System ICs. In 1996 Peter Bauer took over the post of Vice President and General Manager of Siemens Semiconductor Microcontroller ICs. He was also responsible for the worldwide Sales and Application Engineering from 1997 until 1999, and was appointed to the post of President and CEO of Siemens Microelectronics, Inc. in Cupertino, America in 1998. After the founding of Infineon Technologies AG, Peter Bauer became Member of the Board in 1999, first responsible for worldwide Sales and Marketing and following he was head of the Automotive, Industrial and Multimarket Business Group and responsible for Central Sales Functions. In June 2008 Peter Bauer became Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies AG.

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Leon Chua Leon Chua
University of California Berkeley
Leon Chua (Fellow, IEEE) received the M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1961 and the Ph.D. degree from the University Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, in electrical engineering, in 1964. He has been a Professor at the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, since 1971. In 2011, he was appointed a Distinguished Professor at the Technical University of Münich. He was awarded seven patents and 13 honorary doctorates. When not immersed in science, he relaxes by searching for Wagner’s leitmotifs, musing over Kandinsky’s chaos, and contemplating Wittgenstein’s inner thoughts. Prof. Chua received many awards including the first recipient of the Gustav Kirchhoff Award, and the Guggenheim Fellow award. He was elected a foreign member of the Academia Europaea and of the Hungarian Academy of the Sciences. He was elected Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in 2000.

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Lorraine Cichowski Lorraine Cichowski
CIO
Associated Press
Lorraine Cichowski is SVP and CIO of Associated Press, which supplies multimedia news to newspapers, radio and television stations and websites as well as news to consumers via smartphones and tablets. She oversees a department of 500 software developers, engineers and others as well as a global support staff for AP’s 243 bureaus in 97 countries. Over the past eight years, Lorraine helped to engineer a technology transformation that turned AP from an analog wire service to a fully digital, Web-based operation. Key projects include new editorial systems for AP’s 2,500 print, video and photo journalists, a new HD digital video distribution system, a re-launch of AP websites to improve search and add e-commerce functionality, a Web-based registry to tag and track online content and innovative mobile products. Lorraine began her career as a journalist for AP. She joined USA TODAY at the launch of the national newspaper in 1982 and spent 18 years there as a reporter and editor and then founder and publisher of usatoday.com. After a brief tenure at an Internet start-up, she returned to AP in 2004 in product development. She took over the Technology Department in 2006. Lorraine has a law degree from George Mason University, a master’s degree in communications-public affairs journalism from American University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Seton Hall University.

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Maurizio Dècina Maurizio Dècina
Politecnico di Milano
Maurizio Dècina is Professor of telecommunications at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), Department of Electronics and Information. He began his career 45 years ago at the SIP/Telecom Italia Headquarters in Rome, while in 1976 he joined the University of Rome. From 1983 to 1987 he was the executive Director of R&D of Italtel in Milan. In 1988 he joined the Politecnico di Milano, where he was the founder and Director of the CEFRIEL research and education consortium until 2003. In the early 80s and 90s he worked also as a scientific consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois, USA. Prof. Dècina was President of the Ugo Bordoni research Foundation in Rome for the years 2007-2008. Prof. Dècina was the President of the IEEE Communications Society for the years 1994-1995. In 1986 he was appointed Fellow of IEEE for technical contributions to voice/data packet switching, in 1997 he received the IEEE Award in International Communications, in 2000 the IEEE Third Millennium Medal Award, and in year 2008 he received the IEEE ComSoc/KICS Exemplary Global Service Award. Prof. Dècina was a non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of several information and communication technology companies; such as, Telecom Italia and Italtel. He was also the founder of some start-ups, such as, ICT Consulting and Securmatics.

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Paul A. Farrar, JR. Paul A. Farrar, JR.
Vice President
IBM
Mr. Farrar has 32 years experience in the Semiconductor Industry. He is currently Vice President for Albany Expansion, a role he was appointed to in March 2010. He is responsible for Joint Development Alliances and the growth of the Albany Eco System and IBM’s Collaborative Model. In addition, he is responsible for managing the capital budget for the Microelectronics Division. He is also on the governing board of CCNI, a super-computer partnership between New York State, IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For the past seven years, he was Vice President for Semiconductor Process Development at IBM. In this role, he managed 700 IBM and partner Research and Development engineers and scientists and was responsible for Unit Process, Lithography and Characterization. Previously, he held numerous positions at IBM in Manufacturing and Development. Mr. Farrar managed IBM’s Semiconductor Fab in Burlington, Vermont; managed IBM’s SRAM and DRAM businesses and has spent the last seven years in Process Development. In addition, he has negotiated numerous strategic alliances with semiconductor equipment manufacturers and IDM’s. Mr. Farrar has a B.S. and M.S. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Gerhard P. Fettweis Gerhard P. Fettweis
IEEE TTM Program Committee Chair, and Vodafone Chair Professor
Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Fettweis received his Dipl.-Ing. and doctoral degrees under the guidance of Prof. H. Meyr from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany, in 1986 and 1990 resp. From 1990 to 1991 he was a Visiting Scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA. From 1991 to 1994 he was responsible for signal processor development at TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. Since 09/1994, he holds the Vodafone Chair at TUD. Prof. Fettweis has been an elected member of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society’s Board (Administrative Committee) since 1999 and an IEEE Fellow since 2009. He was elected as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for Solid State Circuit Society (2009 – 2010) and for the Vehicular Technology Society (2011-2013). He also serves on several supervisory boards, and on advisory committees of companies and research institutes. In 2009 he initiated the Leading Edge Cluster “Cool Silicon” and led it until 2010. Since 2011 he leads the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “HAEC - Highly Adaptive Energyefficient Computing” at TUD as its speaker. As chairman of TUD’s focus area “Information Technology and Microelectronics”, he coordinates the proposal for a Cluster of Excellence within the German Excellence Initiative “Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden” (cfAED) addressing different paths to advance electronics beyond current/upcoming limitations of CMOS technology.

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Frank Fitzek Frank Fitzek
Aalborg University
Frank H. P. Fitzek is a Professor in the department of Electronic Systems, University of Aalborg, Denmark heading the Mobile Device group. He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology - Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) - Aachen, Germany, in 1997 and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2002 and became Adjunct Professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy in the same year. He co-founded the start-up company acticom GmbH in Berlin in 1999. He has visited various research institutes including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), VTT, and Arizona State University. In 2005 he won the YRP award for the work on MIMO MDC and received the Young Elite Researcher Award of Denmark. He was selected to receive the NOKIA Champion Award several times in a row from 2007 to 2011. In 2008 he was awarded the Nokia Achievement Award for his work on cooperative networks. In 2011 he received the SAPERE AUDE research grant from the Danish government. His current research interests are in the areas of wireless and mobile communication networks, mobile phone programming, network coding, cross layer as well as energy efficient protocol design and cooperative networking.

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Thomas Form Thomas Form
Head of Electronics and Vehicle Research
Volkswagen Group Research
Born 1959, Thomas Form studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Braunschweig, Germany, joined the Institute for Communication Engineering as research fellow in 1987 and received his Ph.D. in 1992. Up to 2002 he worked as a senior engineer in the Centre for Electromagnetic Compatibility of Volkswagen AG. In 2002 Dr. Form was appointed as the head of Telephone-/Telematic- and Antenna systems development. He became a professor for „electronic vehicle systems“ in the Institute of Control Engineering at the Technical University Braunschweig in 2005 and participated with the CAROLO-Team in the finals of the DARPA URBAN Callenge 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he was responsible for concept development, module- and project management in the VW Electric/Electronic development. Since 2009 he is the head of the “Electronics and Vehicle Research” within Volkswagen Group research. Memberships: IEEE Member, VDI FVT (advisory board) and VDE GMM (Member of the board)

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Richard Funk Richard Funk
Chair of Anatomy, Medical Theoretical Center, Technische Universität Dresden
Richard Funk became Professor of Anatomy at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1988. Since 1994 Mr Funk has been Chair of Anatomy at the Medical Faculty of Dresden University of Technology and is currently a member of Senate. Formerly, he was Dean of Science of the Medical Faculty and Head of the International Anatomical Society. The main research interests of Richard Funk concern neurons, retina and the eye as well as the physical factors influencing the cell.

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Livio Gallo Livio Gallo
Networks & Infrastructures Director
Enel
Livio Gallo is since 2005 the Managing Director of the Networks and Infrastructures Division of Enel SpA and Chief Executive Officer of Enel Distribuzione SpA. The mission of the Networks and Infrastructures Division is to:
• provide distribution of electricity and gas achieving excellence in the quality of service and in the operational activities, optimizing the asset management;
• lead innovation and drive the change towards the future evolution of networks: Smart Grids, develop the network architecture based on the AMM, which manages 32 millions customers
Since 2011 member of the Board of Chilectra, Holding controlling the Latin America Distribution Companies of Enel Group. Since 2006 member of the Board of CEI, Italian Electrical Committee. Since 2005 President of ENEL SOLE, managing the Public Lighting of 4.000 italian municipalities. From 2004 to 2005, Executive Vice President of Business Area Electric Network of ENEL Distribuzione, the Italian major electric utility which supplies and distributes electricity to over 32 millions of customers in Italy, operate over 1.100.000 km electric lines and over 400.000 substations. He is also the Chairman and founding member of the EDSO for Smart Grids Association, a group of the major European Energy Distributors, incorporated in May 2010, members together with the TSOs Association ENTSO-E of the European Industrial Initiative on Smart Grids launched by the European Commission. In addition, Livio Gallo is Vice Chairman of the Eurelectric DSO Director’s Gathering. From 2002 to 2004, Executive Vice President of Regulated Sales Area of ENEL Distribuzione, which sells energy to 30 millions of residential and business customers. From 1999 to 2001, Executive Vice President of Sales Area of Enel’s Gencos for the privatization of Enel’s 15,000 MW of generation power. Before 1999, he was in Elsag Bailey Process Automation, a Finmeccanica Group’s company, as Area Vice President West Europe and Africa. Elsag Bailey Automation provides automation products and solutions for the Industry and Energy market. He was also member of the Group Executive Committee and Board of Directors of several companies of the Group in Europe.

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Steve Griffiths Steven Griffiths
Executive Director
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Dr. Steven Griffiths is the Executive Director of Institute Initiatives and Professor of Practice at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr. Griffiths has responsibility for developing strategic relationships with industry, government and academia and oversees the Institute’s Office of Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer Office, and Research Centers. His overarching role is to establish and develop external research collaborations with an emphasis on accelerating the development of a knowledge-based economy in Abu Dhabi and bringing sustainable technologies to the market. He serves on the Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) steering committee, Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) steering committee, Zayed Future Energy Prize Selection committee and the Abu Dhabi Science, Technology and Innovation R&D Taskforce. Prior to his role at Masdar Institute, Dr. Griffiths was the Executive Director of the MIT Technology and Development Program’s MIT/Abu Dhabi Program and the founding Executive Vice President of Light Pharma Inc. In these roles he worked in the United States, India and the Middle East leading the development and implementation of technical and strategic relationships. His interests and expertise are process design, technology strategy and financial analysis in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, and advanced energy technologies. Dr. Griffiths holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Maik Gude Maik Gude
Professor at Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology
Technische Universität Dresden
Professor Maik Gude graduated from the Faculty Mathematics/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at Clausthal University of Technology in 1995. In 2000 he completed his Ph.D. at the Technische Universität Dresden and finished his habilitation in the field of Lightweight Engineering in 2008. He was promoted to the rank of professor at the TU Dresden in 2009. Professor Gude performs his research work in the field of lightweight engineering with the focus in lightweight design, function integration, material characterization, structural simulation and process development. At the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology of the TU Dresden he works together with Prof. Hufenbach focussing Function-Integrative Lightweight Engineering in Multi-Material-Design”. He is Scientific Manager of the Research Complex “European Centre for Emerging Materials and Processes Dresden (ECEMP)” within the excellence initiative operated by the Free State of Saxony and Head of the associated International Graduate School (IGS). Professor Gude is involved in different Collaborative Research Centres and Transregional Collaborative Research Centres (SFB 639, SFB/TR 39) as well as in various Priority Programmes (SPP 1123, 1420, 1460). Here the development nuclei among others are novel sensor and actuator systems capable for the integration into composite materials for adaptronic applications, structural health monitoring and energy harvesting in the areas of mobility, energy management and mechanical engineering.

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Amine Haoui Amine Haoui
CEO
SenSys Networks
Over the past two decades Dr. Amine Haoui—a wireless communications pioneer—has founded and led several emerging technology companies. In 1985, Dr. Haoui launched the wireless communications division at TCSI, which grew to become a leading developer of DSP and digital cellular technologies before the group’s successful IPO in 1989. As co-founder of Diva Communications—an innovator in the wireless loop industry—Dr. Haoui served as CEO before acquisition by InnoMedia in 1999. He then served as InnoMedia’s Executive VP for the next four years. Dr. Haoui is currently the CEO of Sensys Networks which he co-founded in 2003. Sensys Networks it the world’s leading provider of wireless traffic detection and integrated traffic data systems enabling accurate data acquisition for transportation agencies on an unparalleled scale. Sensys Networks 2010 debut at 80th position on the Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing private US companies list is the result of a rapidly accelerating adoption rate and phenomenal three-year growth. Dr. Haoui holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

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Jürgen Häpp Jürgen Häpp
Associate Partner
Foster + Partners
Jürgen Häpp’s career began in 1992 when he started work as a draftsman in an architect’s firm. He went on to study architecture at the University of Applied Science in Würzburg, Germany, graduating in 2004 with distinction. His final year project on a new urban development in Beijing, China, was marked as outstanding. Continuing with his studies, he gained a Masters of Science in Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2006. His thesis on nomads was marked as outstanding. During his studies he won the German wide student competition for ‘The school of the future’. Prior to joining Foster + Partners he worked at several practices in Germany including 4 years as a draftsman at Baur Consult, 6 years at B+O Concept during and after his studies, and periods with both Schirmer Architekten & Stadtplaner and Schmidt-Schicketanz and Partners. During this time he was involved in numerous projects, notably the design of a residential development largely in compliance with Passivehaus standards; several highly ranked masterplan competitions and a new high school building for which he led the design. He joined Foster + Partners in January 2007 as a member of the Masdar Development competition team and worked on the initial design concept of this emerging global clean- technology cluster located in what aims to be one of the world’s most sustainable urban masterplans powered by renewable energy. He gained a leading position within the design team for the concept masterplan which was finalised in February 2008. Afterwards he joined the Masdar Institute 1A design team in charge of the residential buildings as well as the sustainability strategy. In July 2008 he relocated to the Masdar site office in Abu Dhabi, where he is currently working on the detailed masterplan, as well as its implementation. He has also been involved in several other Foster + Partners projects including the Zayed Museum in Abu Dhabi; the Louise Wilgrass Foundation School for orphans in Phuket, Thailand; the Bilbao Metro 3 Line extension in Spain and the YTL headquarters in Malaysia. He was promoted to an associate in 2008 and to an associate partner in 2009.

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Albert Heuberger Albert Heuberger
Executive Director
Fraunhofer IIS
Albert Heuberger (born 1959) received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Erlangen University before joining Fraunhofer IIS as research associate in the area Radio Frequency in 1987. He received his doctorate in Erlangen in 2005 and was appointed university professor in 2008 at the Ilmenau University of Technology for the research area Wireless Distribution Systems / Digital Broadcasting. On October 1, 2011, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert Heuberger was named Executive Director of Fraunhofer IIS.

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Martin Hierholzer Martin Hierholzer
Division Vice President Industrial Power Control
Infineon Technologies AG
- 1962: Born in Karlsruhe, Germany
- 1982: Studies of Electronics at Technical University of Darmstadt
- 1989: Project Manager for Intelligent Power Modules at ABB-IXYS
- 1994: Head of R&D at eupec (European power electronic company, Warstein, Germany)
- 2005: Vice President & General Manager of Industrial Power at Infineon Technologies
- 2011: Division Vice President Industrial Power Control at Infineon Technologies

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Karsten Hiltawsky Karsten Hiltawsky
Head of Advanced Engineering Solutions
Dräger
Dr. Karsten Hiltawsky joined Dräger in 2012 as Head of Advanced Engineering Solutions. In his current role he is responsible for introducing new technologies into Dräger's product lines in critical care (anesthesia, intensive care and perinatal care) and safety (e.g., fire fighter and industrial respiratory protection, hazardous gas detection). He worked as a Director in Strategy and Business Development for Siemens Healthcare since 2006. Prior to that he was with GE Global Research as a research scientist in the field of imaging technologies focused on diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Dr. Hiltawsky worked as a M.D. in internal medicine and received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-University, Germany. He is a member of the German National Merit Foundation and received a grant to study at Purdue University, IN.

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Markus Hofmann Markus Hofmann
Head of Bell Labs Research
Alcatel-Lucent
Dr. Markus Hofmann is the Head of Bell Labs Research, the research organization of Alcatel-Lucent. He is leading the global research team in creating new growth opportunities by inventing technologies with disruptive impact. Dr. Hofmann is known for his pioneering work on reliable multicasting over the Internet and for defining and shaping fundamental principles of content networking. He has published over 60 journal and conference papers and given invited talks as well as courses all over the world. He has been granted six U.S. patents, with more than thirty patent applications pending. Dr. Hofmann has been very active in several professional organizations, and the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), in particular. He received his Ph.D. with honors in Computer Engineering from University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1998 and joined Bell Labs Research the same year. For the spring 2005, spring 2006, and spring 2007 semesters, Dr. Hofmann also accepted a position as adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York, USA, teaching a graduate course on Content Networking.

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Pasi Hurri Pasi Hurri
President & Chief Executive Officer
BaseN
Pasi Hurri began his career in the Technology Department of Finnish based Ahlstrom Corporation. During his 13 years at Ahlstrom, Hurri played a significant role in leveraging and adapting the newest technologies for the company. After perfecting the global network for the company, Hurri decided to accept his new challenge to lead the Network Operations Group at EUnet Finland. EUnet was the first ISP in Finland which merged with Dutch based KPNQwest. Hurri served in several senior management positions at KPNQwest NV including Vice President of the Engineering and Technology departments. Hurri, coupled with his expertise and background, decided to venture off and established BaseN Corporation.

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Dean Jacobs Dean Jacobs
Chief Development Architect
SAP AG
Dean Jacobs received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University. He then served on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California, where he studied distributed systems, databases, and programming languages. When the Internet began to get widespread commercial use, Dr. Jacobs joined the company WebLogic, which was later purchased by BEA Systems, which was in turn later purchased by Oracle. He developed the clustering and caching infrastructure for WebLogic Application Server, for which he holds twenty-nine patents. Dr. Jacobs then joined Salesforce.com, where he helped to develop a highly-scalable, multi-tenant infrastructure for Software as a Service. Currently, Dr. Jacobs is a Chief Development Architect at SAP, where he continues to work on bringing enterprise applications to the Web. He is a regular Program Committee member for several international data management conferences, including VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, and EDBT. He is also active in the Venture Capital community, serving on company advisory boards.

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Clas A. Jacobson Clas A. Jacobson
Chief Scientist, Controls
United Technologies Corporation
Dr. Jacobson is Chief Scientist, Controls, for United Technologies Corporation (UTC). In this role he works with the UTC business units to ensure technology competence in controls technology in product development processes to enhance product quality, functionality and engineering effectiveness. Prior to his role as Chief Scientist, he worked at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) in management and technical positions since 1995. He has held positions as Director of the Carrier Program Office responsible for creating and managing projects in a stage gate project planning and execution process and also Director of the Systems Department at UTRC responsible for capability in the areas of systems engineering. Dr. Jacobson received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering in 1986 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was an Associate Professor at Northeastern University in Boston from 1986-1995.

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Leo Kärkkäinen Leo Kärkkäinen
Distinguished Scientist, Media Technologies Laboratory
Nokia Research Center
Dr. Leo Kärkkäinen is Distinguished Scientist, Technology Exploration and Foresight, in Media Technologies laboratory. Laboratory innovates differentiating multimedia and interaction technologies, creates impact for future products through novel solutions, IPR and standardization. It has over 100 researchers working in teams in Beijing, Sunnyvale, Bangalore and Finland. Since 2009 Leo has been working on technology exploration and foresight. He is responsible for finding research directions and future vision for the Media Technologies Laboratory, and for contributing to the scientific leadership of the laboratory. He is a member of the laboratory leadership team. After having his PhD in 1990 in theoretical physics from the University of Helsinki, Leo served as a Research Scientist in University of Bielefeld Germany, University of Arizona Tucson US, and Niels Bohr Institute Copenhagen Denmark. Leo joined Nokia in 1996 as Senior Research Engineer in acoustics. Later, as a Principal Scientist, he led the Electroacoustic group in the Speech and Audio Systems Laboratory. He has worked in several leaderships teams as a technology expert: During 2007-2009 as Chief Visionary in the System Research Centers of Nokia he worked for Henry Tirri, the current CTO of Nokia, and 2009-2011 he was a member CEO technology council of Nokia. Leo is an Adjunct Professor of Theoretical Physics in University of Helsinki. His interests lie in various fields from nanotechnologies, physics of sound to user interaction and cognitive user interfaces. He is also interested in teaching and creating organizational structures for innovation. He has more than 70 academic papers.

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Kai Kück Kai Kück
Head of research
Dräger
Kai Kück received a degree in biomedical engineering from Fachhochschule Hamburg and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in the U.S. His engineering research focussed on intelligent medical alarm systems and anesthesia patient safety. Following the Ph.D. he supported Novametrix Inc. in their development and clinical evaluation of a noninvasive cardiorespiratory monitor. Having joined Dräger in 2005, Kai Kück is Dräger's head of research. His department identifies, evaluates, and develops new technologies for Dräger's applications in critical care (largely anesthesia, intensive care, and perinatal care) and safety (e.g., fire fighter and industrial respiratory protection, hazardous gas detection, etc.)

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Josef F. Krems Josef F. Krems
TU Chemnitz
Josef F. Krems, Professor of Cognitive and Industrial Psychology, graduated at the University of Regensburg in 1980. He then joined the group for Cognitive Psychology as a research assistant and did a PhD in psycholinguistics (1984). For his habilitation (second PhD) he worked on Computer modelling and expert systems (1990). From 1991-1993 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, Columbus (OH), where he worked on computational models of diagnostic reasoning. Then he became an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Studies on Cognitive Complexity at the University of Potsdam (1994-1995). Since 1995 he is full professor at Chemnitz University of Technology. In 2006 he was invited as Visiting Professor to Chung-Keng University, Taiwan. His current research projects focus on three lines: Traffic and transport (E-mobility, Safety, In-vehicle Information systems, Driver Assistance, Green driving), ergonomics (Man-Machine interaction, usability), diagnostic reasoning (belief-updating, abduction). Professor Krems is involved in the development and test of evaluation procedures for new on-board systems for ISO. He published or co-edited 11 books and more than 100 papers in books, scientific journals or congress proceedings.

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Stefan Launer Stefan Launer
Vice President Advanced Concepts and Technologies
Phonak AG
Stefan Launer, was born in Würzburg, Germany, 1966. He studied Physics at the University of Würzburg from November 1986 to November 1991. Afterwards, he joined the group "Medical Physics" of Prof. Birger Kollmeier in Göttingen and laterone in Oldenburg. Since June 1995 he has been in various functions with Phonak’s, now Sonova’s, Research and Development division. Sonova develops and manufactures solutions for hearing rehabilitations including conventional as well as implantable hearing systems. Currently he is responsible for coordinating Sonova’s corporate Research and Technology Program incl Management of Intellectual Property Rights. This program includes the technology trend scouting, technology assessment and concept development in the various core fields of hearing rehabilitation such as digital signal processing, wireless communication technology, material sciences, implant technology as well as research in auditory and speech perception.

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Edward A. Lee Edward A. Lee
U.C. Berkeley
Edward A. Lee is the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor and former chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) department at U.C. Berkeley. His research interests center on design, modeling, and simulation of embedded, real-time computational systems. He is a director of Chess, the Berkeley Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems, and is the director of the Berkeley Ptolemy project. He is co-author of five books and numerous papers. He has led the development of several influential open-source software packages, notably Ptolemy and its various spinoffs. His bachelors degree (B.S.) is from Yale University (1979), his masters (S.M.) from MIT (1981), and his Ph.D. from U. C. Berkeley (1986). From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, in the Advanced Data Communications Laboratory. He is a co-founder of BDTI, Inc., where he is currently a Senior Technical Advisor, and has consulted for a number of other companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator, and won the 1997 Frederick Emmons Terman Award for Engineering Education.

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Wolfgang Lehner Wolfgang Lehner
Professor, Institute for System Architecture Database Technology Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Lehner (1969) is full professor and head of the database technology group at the Dresden University of Technology (Technische Universität Dresden), Germany. He received his Master's degree in Computer Science in 1995 from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He continued his studies as research assistant at the database system group until 1998, when he earned his Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) with a dissertation on the optimization of aggregate processing in multidimensional database systems. Thereafter (11/1998) he joined the Business Intelligence (BI) group at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose (CA), where he was involved in projects on adding materialized view support and multiple query optimization techniques to the core engine of the IBM DB2/UDB database system. After his return to Germany, he again joined the database system group at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg as senior researcher. Together with his group, he initiated comprehensive research in exploiting database technology to support complex message-based notification systems. From 10/2000 to 2/2002, Wolfgang Lehner was on a temporary assignment at the University of Halle-Wittenberg holding the professorship for database systems. In 7/2001 finally, he finished his habilitation with a thesis on subscription systems and was therefore awarded with the venia legendi. Since 10/2002, Prof. Lehner is conducting his research, teaching his students, and is involved in multiple industrial projects at the TU Dresden. Since then, Wolfgang Lehner was temporarily visiting scientist at Microsoft Research in Redmond (WA), at GfK Nuremberg, at SAP Walldorf, and at UBS Zurich.

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Karl Leo Karl Leo
Technische Universität Dresden
Karl Leo obtained the Diplomphysiker degree from the University of Freiburg in 1985, working with Adolf Goetzberger at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme. In 1988, he obtained the PhD degree from the University of Stuttgart for a PhD thesis performed at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart under supervision of Hans Queisser. From 1989 to 1991, he was postdoc at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, U.S.A. From 1991 to 1993, he was with the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany. Since 1993, he is full professor of optoelectronics at the Technische Universität Dresden, since 2002, he is also working at the Fraunhofer-Institut for Photonic Microsystems, presently as director. His main interests are novel semiconductor systems like semiconducting organic thin films; with special emphasis to understand basics device principles and the optical response. His work was recognized by the following awards: Otto-Hahn-Medaille (1989), Bennigsen-Förder-Preis (1991), Leibniz-Award (2002), award of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy (2002), Manfred-von-Ardenne-Preis (2006), and Zukunftspreis of the German president (2011). He is cofounder of several companies, including Novaled AG and Heliatek GmbH.

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Jie Liu Jie Liu
Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research
Dr. Jie Liu is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, and the manager of its Sensing and Energy Research Group. His research interests root in understanding and managing the physical properties of computing. Examples include timing, energy, and the awareness of and impact on the physical world. He has published broadly in areas like sensor networks, embedded systems, ubiquitous computing, and data center energy efficiency. Dr. Liu was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, and chaired a number of top tier conferences. Among other recognitions, he received the Leon Chua Award from UC Berkeley in 2001, Technology Advance Award from (Xerox) PARC in 2003, and a Gold Star Award from Microsoft in 2008. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist since 2011. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. degree from Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley in 2001.

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Michael Lowak Michael Lowak
CEO
Kofler Energies Power AG
- Studied mechanical engineering (precision engineering) at the Cooperative State University Mosbach Graduate mechanical engineer (Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Maschinenbau) Professional experience
- 1991 Engineering project manager at Braun AG, Walldürn Responsible for setting up new sites for the Oral Care business unit of Braun AG, e.g. in Shanghai (China), Carlow (Ireland) and San Diego (USA)
- 1997 Project manager at Oral Care in Kronberg Successful market launch of a new generation of charging units and building up of a more efficient production operation (costs reduced by approx. 50%)
- 1999 Divisional head at MVV Energie AG based in Mannheim Building up and development of a new business unit for energy services at MVV Energie AG in Mannheim
- Development of the business unit until its spin-off foundation as a subsidiary wholly owned by MVV Energie AG: MVV Energiedienstleistungen GmbH In the role of managing director, building up and development of the energy services company over 10 years to one of the three leading energy service providers and one of Germany's leading contracting companies: Number of employees: 800 / sales volume €300 million
- January 2010: Member of the Board of Management at Kofler Energies AG based in Munich Responsible for energy efficiency for business clients and in the international arena, en-gineering services and the function of COO Business development and further expansion of the unit focussing on energy efficiency services for business clients
- Since November 2010: CEO of Kofler Energies Power AG (energy trading) based in Bochum Expansion of KEP to a holistic provider of energy efficiency services since April 2011

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J. Bryan Lyles J. Bryan Lyles
Program Director
National Science Foundation
Dr. Bryan Lyles is a rotational Program Director at the National Science Foundation in CISE/CNS (Computer Information Sciences and Engineering, Computer and Networked Systems) where he is Program Director for GENI and is a member of the NeTS cluster. Prior to NSF he was a Chief Scientist and Executive Director at Telcordia, Applied Research where he contributed to projects that included: the National Cyber Range, mobile ad-hoc networks, VoIP and next generation cellular services, seamless handover between PCS services and 802.11, IPv4 to IPv6 migration, and network modeling and simulation. Dr. Lyles has also been Senior Scientist for the Sprint Long Distance Division, a Member of the Research Staff at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratory (Xerox PARC), a lead for advanced technology efforts at Xerox in Webster, NY and Acting Professor at the University of Linköping, Linköping, Sweden. At Sprint he was responsible for defining and initiating a number of key projects including the detailed monitoring and analysis of traffic on the Sprint IP backbone. At PARC he led research in ATM-based high-speed networking. Dr. Lyles’ B.A. is from the University of Virginia and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are in Computer Science and are from the University of Rochester.

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Thomas Magedanz Thomas Magedanz
Director of Competence Center
Fraunhofer FOKUS
Thomas Magedanz (PhD) is full professor in the electrical engineering and computer sciences faculty at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, leading the chair for next generation networks since 2003. In addition, he is director of the next generation network infrastructure competence center of the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS. Since more than 22 years Prof. Magedanz is working in the convergence field of fixed and mobile telecommunications, the internet and information technologies, which resulted in many international R&D projects centered around the implementation of advanced Service Delivery Platforms for Next Generation Networks and the future internet. In the course of his research activities he published more than 250 technical papers/articles. In addition, Prof Magedanz is senior member of the IEEE, and editorial board member of several journals. Since 2003 Prof. Magedanz is performing research on middleware and distributed service platforms for converging networks, fixed and mobile next generation networks and the future internet, leading to the development of service oriented technology test beds and related open source tools.

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Peter S Magnusson Peter S Magnusson
Engineering Director
Google
Peter is an Engineering Director at Google where he leads the Google App Engine team. Before joining Google, he wrote the Simics simulator and founded Virtutech, acquired by Intel in 2010. He is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and is a 2012 ACM Fellow.

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Hagen Malberg Hagen Malberg
Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Technische Universität Dresden
Hagen Malberg is professor of biomedical engineering since 2010 and entrepreneur. His scientific career began at Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch. In 1999 he joined to Karlsruhe Research Center GmbH as the team leader for biosignal processing. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He collaborates actively in several national and international technical and medical societies. His main research interests are biosignal analysis, non-invasive biosignal recording and mobile technologies, particularly in cardiovascular medicine.

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Laurent Malier Laurent Malier
CEO
CEA Leti
Laurent Malier is CEO of CEA Leti (Laboratory for Electronics and Information Technology), a research institute based in Grenoble, France, within the MINATEC Innovation Campus. With a permanent staff of 1,000 researchers, and a global workforce exceeding 1,500 people, Leti develops technologies and solutions in nanoelectronics, microtechnologies and their applications, specifically in telecommunications, ambient intelligence, imaging, biology and healthcare. CEA Leti is focused on applied research and is committed to partnerships with companies in Europe, North America and Asia. It develops and transfers miniaturized devices, based on its 200mm and 300mm silicon infrastructures. Intellectual property being a pillar of innovation, CEA Leti filed more than 250 patents in 2009 and manages a portfolio of 1,500 patents, 40 percent of which are involved in licensing agreements with partners. Dr. Malier graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and received his doctorate degree in solid state physics in 1994. In 1996, he joined the French Ministry of Defense, in charge of R&D strategy and programs in electronics, where he was responsible for the European cooperation of Departments of Defense in electronic components. In 2001, he joined Alcatel Optronics, a company producing optoelectronic components for optical telecommunications, where was responsible for new product development. He later became head of the company’s semiconductor business unit, which became Avanex in 2003. Dr. Malier joined Leti in 2005, first as vice president of strategy and programs. He was promoted to director of the Institute Carnot Leti in October 2006.

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Kazuhiko Matsumoto
Professor
Vice Director of ISIR, Osaka University, Japan
Kazuhiko Matsumoto received the B.S. degree from Nagoya Institute of Technology, and M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1976, 1978, 1981, respectively, all in Electronics Engineering. Since 1981, he has been working with Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan, where he has been engaged in the field of compound semiconductor devices. He is now engaged in the research of the nano-structure electron devices and bio-sensor using carbon nanotube and graphene. In 1988~1990, he was the research associate of the Stanford University. Currently, he is a professor and a vice director of ISIR at Osaka University, Japan. He was awarded the Pioneering Research Prize of the Science and Technology Agency of Japan government in 1996, the Paper Award of 1996 International Conference on Solid State Devices & Materials, the 30th Ichimura Prize in 1998, and the Pioneering Research Prize of the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology of Japan government in 1999 for his work on the room temperature operated single electron transistor. He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of USA.

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Bill McHale Bill McHale
CEO
Actix
Bill took over as the CEO of Actix in December 2009 and has successfully led management teams of software companies in the United States and Europe for more than 15 years. In January of 2006, Bill joined Argo Global Capital, a venture capital company that specializes in telecoms, wireless, and internet technologies, where he assisted in assessing potential new and add-on investments and also served on the board of directors of SurfKitchen Inc., uReach Technologies Inc., PhyFlex Inc., and Sylantro Inc. From 2002 he was the CEO of Cerebrus Solutions, a telecoms software company based in the UK, until selling the company in 2005. From 1997 until 2002, Bill was the Chairman and CEO of DSET Corp., a telecoms software company that provided network management solutions globally to network operators and equipment providers. He led the company through a successful IPO on NASDAQ in 1998 and during his five years at DSET the company was recognized several times as one of the fastest growing and most profitable software companies in its segment. Prior to DSET, Bill spent seven years running early stage companies in the software sector. Earlier in his career he worked in sales and marketing positions at IBM, Wang Laboratories and Digital Equipment Corporation. He is a graduate of Villanova University and was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy before starting his business career.

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Roberto Minerva Roberto Minerva
Manager
Telecom Italia
Roberto Minerva, Head of Innovative Architectures within the Future Centre in the Strategy Department of Telecom Italia. His job is to create advanced scenarios derived from the application of emerging ICT technologies with innovative business models. He held many responsibilities within Telecom Italia Lab: Network Intelligence, Wireless Architecture and Business Services Area Manager. Roberto has a Master Degree in Computer Science. Since 1987 he has been involved in the development of Service Architectures for Telecom (TINA, OSA/Parlay and SIP), in activities related to IMS, and in the definition of services for the Business market (context-awareness, ambient intelligence and automotive). Roberto is authors of several papers published in international conferences, books and magazine.

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Alberto Moreira Alberto Moreira
Director Microwaves and Radar Institute
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Alberto Moreira (S’96–F’04) received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the Aeronautical Technological Institute (ITA), São José dos Campos, in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and the Eng. Dr. degree (with honors) from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, in 1993. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Chief Scientist and Engineer with the SAR Technology Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Under his leadership, the DLR airborne SAR system has been upgraded to operate in innovative imaging modes like polarimetric SAR interferometry and SAR tomography. Since 2001, he has been the Director of the Microwaves and Radar Institute at DLR. The Institute contributes to several scientific programs and space projects for actual and future airborne and spaceborne SAR missions like TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X and Sentinel-1. The mission TanDEM-X, led by his Institute, has successfully started the operational phase in December 2010. Prof. Moreira is the initiator and Principal Investigator for this mission. Since 2003, he is also a Full Professor with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in the field of microwave remote sensing. He has more than 300 publications in international conferences and journals and is the holder of 15 patents in the radar and antenna field. His professional interests and research areas encompass radar end-to-end system design and analysis, innovative microwave techniques and system concepts, signal processing, and remote sensing applications.

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Sven Morlok Sven Morlok
Saxon State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport and Deputy
Prime Minister, State of Saxony
Sven Morlok (FDP) was born in Stuttgart on May 5, 1962. After having earned his university entrance diploma (Abitur), Sven Morlok studied economics and business administration in Mannheim and completed his studies with a diploma thesis at the TU Dresden in 1992. Between 1992 and 1996, he worked at the Treuhandanstalt [Trust Agency] Dresden. Starting in 1996, he worked as an Assistant to the Corporate Management at Nacap GmbH; in 1999, he assumed the post of Managing Director at Nacap GmbH. From 2007 to 2009, he has been the Managing Partner at Pommer Spezialbetonbau GmbH. Sven Morlok has been a City Councillor in Leipzig from 2005 to 2009 and a Member of the Saxon State Parliament since October 2004

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Christian Müller Christian Müller
Senior Researcher, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence,
EIT ICT labs
Senior Researcher Dr. Christian Müller is head of the automotive group and project manager of CARMINA, SIM-TD, and various related industry projects. He is also Action Line Leader "Intelligent Mobility and Transportation Systems" (IMS) at EIT ICT labs http://eit.ictlabs.eu/. His research focus is user-adaptive multimodal HMI (Human-Machine Interface) with a special focus on speaker classification, which is seen as a source of information for non-intrusive user modeling. Application areas of his research are primarily automotive interfaces and telecommunication applications. From 2006 to 2008, he has been a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, California. Dr. Müller earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Saarland University in January 2006.

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Hans Müller-Steinhagen Hans Müller-Steinhagen
Rector
Technische Universität Dresden
Prof. D.Eng. Dr.-Ing. habil Hans Müller-Steinhagen is the Rector of Technische Universität Dresden, the largest university with a strong technological focus in Germany. Following a distinguished career in Canada, New Zealand and England, he became the Director of the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics of the German Aerospace Centre and Director of the Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering of the University of Stuttgart from 2000-2010. In this capacity, he was leading 270 research staff working on topics related to heat and mass transfer, process thermodynamics, multi-phase flow, fuel cells, solar technology and energy systems analysis. Prof. Müller-Steinhagen is the author or co-author of more than 600 publications, and the recipient of numerous international awards and prizes. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the DESERTEC Industrial Initiative (Dii) and a member of many supervisory and advisory boards.

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Lauri Oksanen Lauri Oksanen
Head of Research and Technology
Nokia Siemens Networks
Lauri Oksanen leads research activities in Nokia Siemens Networks. He and his international team work with leading Universities and other industry stakeholders to advance communications and ICT technology. Some of the areas of research his team is working on include: Beyond 4G wireless, Self Organized Networks, Machine to machine communications, Cloud computing, and privacy and security. He has worked in telecoms research for almost 30 years in both academia and industry starting with optics and radio access. Lauri is passionate about how technology can improve the lives of people and our environment.

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Karsten Ottenberg Karsten Ottenberg
CEO
Giesecke & Devrient
Dr. Karsten Ottenberg is Chairman of the Management Board and CEO since April 1st, 2005. Ottenberg joined G&D after 17 years with the Dutch Royal Philips Electronics group. He started his career at Philips in 1987 within the group’s corporate research division. After 7 years in R&D, Ottenberg moved in 1994 to Philips’ semiconductors division, where he held a number of senior management positions within the Marketing & Sales organization. From 1999 to 2002 he was General Manager of the Business Unit Identification at Philips Semiconductors, with global responsibility for the division’s smartcard and RFID chip business. From 2003 until he joined Giesecke & Devrient, Ottenberg was responsible for the marketing and sales of Philips Semiconductors in the global consumer and multimedia industry.

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James Prendergast E. James Prendergast
Executive Director
IEEE
Jim Prendergast is responsible for furthering IEEE’s role in fostering innovation and technological excellence. Prior to joining IEEE, Dr. Prendergast was Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for DuPont Electronic & Communication Technologies, where he accelerated growth in the electronics and communications high tech markets. In 2003 he joined the DuPont Photomasks Board of Directors and remained throughout the successful acquisition of DPMI by Toppan in April 2005. Previously, Dr. Prendergast was Vice President and Director of Motorola’s Physical Sciences Research Laboratories where he directed long-range research in future integrated systems, energy, lab-on-a-chip and speculative 'reach-out' initiatives. He also directed the Wireless Research & Development Laboratory at Motorola and served as Chief Technologist and Director of Strategy within Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector. Dr. Prendergast received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cambridge University.

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Martin Roth Martin Roth
Director
Victoria and Albert Museum
Martin Roth, 57, became Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2011. Before joining the V&A, Martin Roth was Director General of the Dresden State Art Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), overseeing 12 museums and galleries. Martin Roth held this position from 2001, during which time many of the museums including the Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe, one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe), The Türckische Cammer (Ottoman Collection), the Porcelain Gallery, Dresden Castle and the Albertinum underwent major renovation and modernisation. During his career Martin Roth had created a large network of international partners which has led to the development of numerous exhibitions overseas. Martin Roth is a member of the advisory board of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation/National Museums Berlin. He is a Personal Member of the German Olympic Sports Federation, Frankfurt/Main and a member of the advisory board of the DFB Fußballmuseum (Museum of the German Football Association), Dortmund and the Deutsches Museum, Munich. He is also on the administrative board of the National Museum of German Art and Culture, Nuremberg and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society, Frankfurt/Main. He is a curating member of the Dresdner Bank Cultural Foundation, Frankfurt/Main, the Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation, Dresden, and the Humboldt-Forum, Berlin. He is chairman of the jury “365 Orte im Land der Ideen”, an event of the initiative Deutschland – Land der Ideen, Berlin and Member of the Prix Pictet Advisory Board, London. Martin Roth is widely published and has lectured at the University of Dresden, the School of Design in Karlsruhe and University of Karlsruhe.

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Kamal Sarabandi Kamal Sarabandi
Director of the Radiation Laboratory
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Kamal Sarabandi (S’87-M’90-SM’92-F’00) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1980, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1986, and the M.S. degree in mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1989. He is currently the Director of the Radiation Laboratory and the Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His research areas of interest include microwave and millimeter-wave radar remote sensing, Meta-materials, electromagnetic wave propagation, and antenna miniaturization. He possesses 25 years of experience with wave propagation in random media, communication channel modeling, microwave sensors, and radar systems and leads a large research group including two research scientists, 12 Ph.D. students. He has graduated 38 Ph.D. and supervised numerous post-doctoral students. He has served as the Principal Investigator on many projects sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and a large number of industries. Currently he is leading the Center for Microelectronics and Sensors funded by the Army Research Laboratory under the Micro-Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) program. He has published many book chapters and more than 200 papers in refereed journals on miniaturized and onchip antennas, meta-materials, electromagnetic scattering, wireless channel modeling, random media modeling, microwave measurement techniques, radar calibration, inverse scattering problems, and microwave sensors. He has also had more than 470 papers and invited presentations in many national and international conferences and symposia on similar subjects. Dr. Sarabandi served as a member of NASA Advisory Council appointed by the NASA Administrator for two consecutive terms from 2006-2010. He is serving as a vice president of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and is a member of the Editorial Board of the PROCEEDINGS of the IEEE. He was an associate editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION and the IEEE Sensors Journal. He is a member of Commissions F and D of URSI. Dr. Sarabandi was the recipient of the Henry Russel Award from the Regent of The University of Michigan. In 1999 he received a GAAC Distinguished Lecturer Award from the German Federal Ministry for Education, Science, and Technology. He was also a recipient of the 1996 EECS Department Teaching Excellence Award and a 2004 College of Engineering Research Excellence Award. In 2005 he received the IEEE GRSS Distinguished Achievement Award and the University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award. He also received the best paper Award at the 2006 Army Science Conference. In 2008 he was awarded a Humboldt Research Award from The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany and received the best paper award at the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. He was also awarded the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan. The IEEE Board of Directors announced him as the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Judith A. Resnik medal. In the past several years, joint papers presented by his students at a number of international symposia (IEEE APS’95,’97,’00,’01,’03,’05,’06,’07; IEEE IGARSS’99,’02,’07;’11 IEEE IMS’01, USNC URSI’04,’05,’06,’10,’11 AMTA ’06, URSI GA 2008) have received best paper awards.

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Roberto Saracco Roberto Saracco
Node Director
EIT ICT Italy
Roberto Saracco has a degree in Math and a Doctorate in Physics. He has been practicing Telecommunications for over 40 years, first as researchers in the areas of Network Management, Switching and Data Networks, then as Marketing and in the last ten years as Director of The Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice. His interests in the last part of his career have focused on the relation between technology evolution and market innovation. He has been an active player in the IEEE COMSOC where he has held various positions, currently being Director of the Sister and Related Societies and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. In 2011 he prepared the COMSOC 2020 Vision Document and has been included in the ballot for COMSOC President in 2012.He is presently the Node Director of the EIT Italy Centre, part of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). He is author of several publications and books.

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Thomas Schmitz-Rode Thomas Schmitz-Rode
Chairman Applied Medical Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Thomas Schmitz-Rode was born in 1958. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1982. After working as a Design Engineer at Symbion GmbH/Inc from 1984-1986, he finished a subsequent study of Human Medicine at RWTH Aachen University with a Medical Degree in 1988. From 1989 to 2003 he worked successively as Resident, Senior Consultant, Chief Consultant of the Clinic for Diagnostic Radiology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital (Head: Professor Dr. med. Rolf W. Günther), interrupted by a Research Fellowship at Dotter Interventional Institute and Research Laboratory, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA, in 1992. After receiving Habilitation in 1996 and Associate Professorship in 1999, he was appointed as a Full Professor (C3) for Experimental Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University in 2003. Since 2005 Thomas Schmitz-Rode is Full Professor (C4) and director of the department of Applied Medical Engineering, which is part of the Helmholtz Institute of RWTH Aachen University.

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Eric Sedlar Eric Sedlar
Technical Director
Oracle Labs
Eric Sedlar is Technical Director of Oracle Labs (formerly Sun Labs). This position entails figuring out how to transfer research results from Labs research into Oracle products & services, as well as setting overall technical direction for new research projects in Oracle Labs. Eric's own research interests are in application evolution, XML (and more generally in schema-later design), and acceleration of database operations both via new hardware and using JIT compilation. He started efforts doing research inside the Oracle RDBMS product group in 2006, with two major thrusts: architecture-aware improvements for database processing, and schema-less enterprise application development. Previously, he led the effort for XML-native storage inside Oracle, starting with Oracle 9iR2. Eric has held various architecture and development management positions at Oracle since starting there in 1990. He holds over 50 patents, and has served on standards organizations for Oracle in the W3C and IETF. He co-authored the Best Paper at SIGMOD 2010 on architecture-sensitive search trees.

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Thilo v. Selchow Thilo v. Selchow
CEO & President
ZMD AG
Thilo von Selchow is CEO & President of ZMD AG since 1999. He turned the company around from a struggling state owned enterprise into a growing global Fabless player. Focus of ZMDI today is Analog and mixed signal semiconductors for Sensors & Actuators and Smart Powermanagement in the field of Energy Efficiency. Between 1991 and 1999 he served several Managing Director- and Chairman positions in the Heitkamp & Thumann Group. Under his leadership the Battery Component Group of H&T became the world market leader in that specific segement. Between 1990 and 1991, he was Investment Manager in Europe’s largest MBO fund (€250 mio) in the Matuschka Financial Group in Munich. Thilo holds a degree in Economics (Betriebswirtschaft) of the University of Munich. Thilo is a cofounder of “Silicon Saxony e.V.”, which represents Europe’s largest microelectronic cluster and has been the association’s President for several years. He is member of the advisory board of the Microelectronics Group of the Fraunhofer Research society. Thilo is also on the board of the American Foundation for Chess.

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Richard Sieben Richard Sieben
Worldwide Channel Manager
Intel-GE Care Innovations
Mr. Sieben brings 30 years of information technology industry experience to defining and developing partner programs for Intel-GE Care Innovations. Care Innovations is a unique joint venture between Intel Corporation and General Electric. Both companies have a long history of driving innovation, solving hard problems, and creating new markets. By combining forces—GE’s expertise in healthcare and Intel’s expertise in technology, Care Innovations is working to change the way care and solutions are delivered, helping people to live more fulfilling an independent lives. Mr. Sieben joined Care Innovations in 2011 from Nero, AG where he was Director of OEM Sales, Americas. Sieben began his career in 1982 at AST Research a PC industry pioneer where he held a variety of sales management positions. Sieben later joined ATT Bell Laboratories as Director of Sales and helped the Electronic Photography and Imaging Center create TrueVision, Inc., a leading developer of analog to digital film conversion technology. TrueVision technology today is at the heart of many Oscar Award winning Sony, Panasonic and AVID production and editing suites used throughout the film and television industry. In 1992 Sieben joined Intel Corporation where he served as Distribution Channel Business Manager for the Americas, Corporate Sales and Marketing Group. This team developed and launched Intel’s highly successful consumer packaged products business. Mr. Sieben holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science, Marketing from California State University Long Beach, California, USA and a Master’s Degree of Science, Economics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California USA

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Gernot Spiegelberg Gernot Spiegelberg
Head of Concept Development Electric Mobility
Siemens AG
Since May 2008, Gernot Spiegelberg (born 1959) has headed Siemens AG's Lighthouse Project ECar in the company's central research department. The project is all about developing drive concepts for electric cars and the advance development of solutions for controlling communication between automobile and network. Previously, in his role as Executive Vice President, Spiegelberg bore global responsibility for group Strategy/Technology at Siemens VDO Automotive AG. Spiegelberg holds a doctorate in engineering and an honorary professorship and teaching position at the Technical University of Budapest. He has held a variety of management positions in industry, including 18 years at Daimler-Chrysler where he was responsible for global advance development in mechatronics. Gernot Spiegelberg has been a Rudolf-Diesel-Industry Senior Fellow at the Technical University of Munich since July 2010. In this capacity, he will examine electromobility issues together with TUM researchers.

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Varadharajan Sridhar Varadharajan Sridhar
Research Fellow
Sasken Communication Technologies
Dr. V. Sridhar is a Research Fellow at Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore, India. At Sasken, he looks after research & development, idea incubation, knowledge management, and strategic initiatives.
Dr. Sridhar’s primary research interests are in the area of telecommunication management and policy. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed leading telecom journals including Telecommunications Policy. He was the recipient of the Nokia Visiting Fellowship awarded by the Nokia Research Foundation. His latest book titled The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation and Policy has been published by the Oxford University Press India. Dr. Sridhar has also co-edited two other books: on Next Generation Data Communications Technologies: Emerging Trends and Recent Advances in Broadband Integrated Network Operations and Services Management, published by IGI Global. Another co-edited book on Web-Based Multimedia Advancements in Data Communications and Networking Technologies will be published by IGI Global in 2013. Dr. Sridhar has taught at Ohio University, and American University in the USA; University of Auckland, New Zealand; Indian Institutes of Management and Management Development Institute in India. He has been and member of Government of India committees in telecom and IT. Dr. Sridhar contributes regularly in leading Indian business newspapers on telecom policy related issues and has authored more than 150 articles. He is the Co-Editor of International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Information Management. He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery and Association of Information Systems. Dr. Sridhar has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, U.S.A.; Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India; and B.E. (Honors) from University of Madras, India. At Sasken, he looks after research & development, idea incubation, knowledge management, and strategic initiatives.

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Olaf Such Olaf Such
Global Head of Clinical Science, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems
Philips Healthcare
Olaf Such is the Global Head of Clinical Science, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, Philips Healthcare, based in Best, the Netherlands. He carries a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from RWTH Aachen, Germany. In his previous role, he lead innovation projects on Physiolgical Meaurements and Life Support, bridging high and low care application settings between Hospital and Home within Philips Corporate Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and Aachen, Germany. He is active in IEEE EMBS as a senior member, and as Board Member of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT im VDE), where he co-chairs a working group on Patient Surveillance. He was born in 1966 in Moscow, grew up in Australia, and is married with two children.

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James Truchard James Truchard
President, CEO and Cofounder
National Instruments
Dr. James Truchard, National Instruments president and CEO, cofounded the company in 1976. Under Truchard's leadership, NI equips engineers and scientists with tools to accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery through a pioneered approach of graphical system design that utilizes LabVIEW software and modular hardware to revolutionize the way scientists and engineers solve the toughest engineering challenges. Truchard has been inducted into the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences as well as the National Academy of Engineering. He also is a former member of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Advisory Council on the Digital Economy. Truchard was named one of America’s Favorite CEOs by FORBES magazine, and Worth magazine named him one of the best CEOs for three consecutive years. He has spoken at the World Congress of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, and in many other esteemed technology forums. Truchard holds a doctorate in electrical engineering as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics.

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Jakob J van Zyl Jakob J van Zyl
NASA
Jakob J van Zyl was born in Outjo, Namibia in 1957. He received the Hons. B. Eng. degree cum laude in electronics engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 1979, and also received the Siemens prize for best achievement in the graduating class from the electrical engineering department. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1983 and 1986, respectively. In 1984 he was the recipient of a Schlumberger Foundation fellowship. Dr. van Zyl received the 1997 Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award to the Young Engineer of the Year from the IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society. He joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California in 1986, where he worked as a research scientist, the supervisor of the Airborne SAR Group, the Manager of the Radar Science and Engineering Section, and several other management positions. At present he is the Associated Director for Project Formulation and Strategy at JPL. Dr. van Zyl teaches “Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing” at the California Institute of Technology and is an Extraordinary Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. His research interests include SAR polarimetry and interferometry, radar system engineering, and radar soil moisture development.

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Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
University of California at Berkeley
Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli holds the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been on the Faculty since 1976. He obtained an electrical engineering and computer science degree ("Dottore in Ingegneria") summa cum laude from the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy in 1971. In 1980-1981, he spent a year as a Visiting Scientist at the Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He was a co-founder of Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading companies in the area of Electronic Design Automation. He is the Chief Technology Adviser of Cadence. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cadence and the Chair of its Technology Committee, Sonics, Expert Systems, and Accent, and ST Microelectronics-Cadence joint venture he helped founding. He was a member of the HP Strategic Technology Advisory Board, is a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Board of General Motors of the Technology Advisory Council of United Technologies Corporation, of the Scientific Council of the Tronchetti Provera foundation and of the Snaidero Foundation. Since 2010, he has been the Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of L’Elettronica. Since February 2010, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Institute of Technology. Since January 2012, he has been a member of the Senior Strategy Panel (SSP) of DARPA’s META program.

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Joe Weinman Joe Weinman
Senior Vice President
Telx
Joe Weinman is responsible for leading Telx’s fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx® with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics— a rigorous, multidisciplinary approach to valuing the cloud. He has been awarded 14 U.S. and international patents in diverse fields and has been showcased in numerous global broadcasts, print and online publications. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison respectively, and has completed Executive Education at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne.

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Thomas Wiegand Thomas Wiegand
Professor, Head of Image Processing Department
Fraunhofer HHI
Thomas Wiegand is a professor at the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Berlin Institute of Technology, chairing the Image Communication Laboratory, and is jointly heading the Image Processing department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications - Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, in 1995 and the Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2000. He joined the Heinrich Hertz Institute in 2000 as the head of the Image Communication group in the Image Processing department. His research interests include video processing and coding, multimedia transmission, as well as computer vision and graphics. From 1993 to 1994, he was a Visiting Researcher at Kobe University, Japan. In 1995, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA. From 1997 to 1998, he was a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University, USA and served as a consultant to 8x8, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA. From 2006-2008, he was a consultant to Stream Processors, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA. From 2007-2009, he was a consultant to Skyfire, Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA. Since 2006, he has been a member of the technical advisory board of Vidyo, Inc., Hackensack, NJ, USA. He is currently a visiting professor at Stanford University, USA.

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Dirk Wristers Dirk Wristers
Vice President of Technology Research & Development
GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Dirk Wristers is Vice President of Technology Research & Development for GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Dresden, Germany, where he is responsible for driving an industry-leading roadmap in support of the next generation of advanced silicon technologies. Dirk has more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry and has held several key leadership positions within the Technology Research & Development organizations of both Advanced Micro Devices and Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor during this period. Dirk has been responsible for the introduction of several innovative technology solutions associated with some significant products/product families in the semiconductor industry, such as AMD’s “Athlon/Opteron” microprocessors, Motorola’s “Power PC” microprocessors, and several key products in the embedded microcontroller market space. During the past 5 years Dirk has been a member of the board of directors of several technology start-up companies in the medical software industry and has been an executive member of the SOI Consortium Board of Directors. Dirk has authored/co-authored 20+ technical publications and has been awarded >60 US patents. Topics include advanced transistor architecture, ultra-thin dielectrics for device applications, strain engineering, advanced well engineering, and bulk materials processing. Dirk received both his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Physics from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.

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Alf Henryk Wulf Alf Henryk Wulf
President
VDE, Germany
Alf Henryk Wulf (49) is a graduate of the Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München) and holds an MBA from EM Lyon Business School. He has spent his entire career at Alcatel-Lucent, where he began working in 1991. He was appointed Sales Director for Germany, North and West regions in 1996, and became Key Account Manager Deutsche Telekom AG in 1997. In 2002, he served as Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. In 2003, he became a member of the board of Alcatel SEL AG and was made Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales responsible for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia. He became Deputy Chairman in 2006 and Chairman of the Management Board of Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG in 2009. As of 1 April 2012, Alf Henryk Wulf joined Alstom as CEO of the Alstom Germany Management Board.

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