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InCabin Europe 2024 speakers

A leading line-up of distinguished influencers and specialists at the forefront of in-cabin technology joined us in Brussels

Senior Vice President Autosense

Tobii
Senior Vice President Autosense
Tobii
Tobii

Adrian is the Senior Vice President Autosense at Tobii – the company’s business segment focused on interior sensing.

Adrian has two decades of experience in the space of computer vision and edge AI. He led global technology development, product management and customer engineering teams and developed a track record of deploying edge computer vision applications on consumer products such as smart cameras, smartphones, and smart cars.

Adrian has over 40 granted and published US patents in computer vision and computational imaging.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Imaging & Artificial Intelligence and his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest.

Technical Manager ADAS/AD

Euro NCAP
Technical Manager ADAS/AD
Euro NCAP
Euro NCAP

Adriano Palao has 9 years of experience in Automotive Engineering, within the Testing and Validation domain. After completing his Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, he worked for Nissan Motor Corporation, Applus+ IDIADA, Punch Powertrain, and Mitsubishi Electric. In January 2022 took the role of Technical Manager ADAS/AD at Euro NCAP.

Founder

Harvest Imaging
Founder
Harvest Imaging
Harvest Imaging

Albert Theuwissen is author or coauthor of 200+ technical papers in the solid-state imaging field and issued several patents. He was co-editor of IEEE Micro special issue on Digital Imaging Nov./Dec. 1998 and of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices special issues on Solid-State Image Sensors, May 1991, October 1997 and January 2003. For the latest special issue IEEE-ED on image sensors, published in January 2016, he acted as the guest editor-in-chief. He was general chairman of the International Image Sensor Workshop in 1997, 2003, 2009 and 2015. He is member of the Steering Committee of the aforementioned workshop and founder of the Walter Kosonocky Award, which highlights the best paper in the field of solid-state image sensors. Together with his peers, Eric Fossum and Nobukazu Teranishi, he founded the International Image Sensor Society, a non-profit organization to stimulate sharing of technical knowledge in the field of digital image capturing.

Chief Research Officer

Smart Eye
Chief Research Officer
Smart Eye
smart eye

Henrik Lind has been CRO at Smart Eye since 2017. Prior to this he was Technical Expert Remote Sensing at Volvo Car Corporation. Henrik has an MSc, in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.

Professor

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Professor
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Igal Bilik received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, in 1997, 2003, and 2006, respectively. During 2006–2008, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Duke University. During 2008-2011, he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. During 2011-2018, he was a Staff Researcher at GM RnD, leading automotive radar technology development. During 2018-2020 lead Smart Sensing and Vision Group at GM RnD. Currently Dr. Bilik is an Assistant Professor at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Bilik received the Best Student Paper Awards at IEEE RADAR 2005 and IEEE RADAR 2006 Conferences, Student Paper Award in the 2006 IEEE 24th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, and the GM Product Excellence Recognition in 2017.

CEO

Hoellisch Consulting GmbH
CEO
Hoellisch Consulting GmbH
Hoellisch Consulting GmbH

Juergen has an extensive success record in Application, Sales, Product Definition, Business Management and Product Marketing including set-up and management of offices around the world.

He is a Strategic Advisor and Executive Management Consultant to international OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers with special focus in Asia. He has a strategic Focus on Sensors technology (Radar, Ultrasonic, Camera and Lidar) and Sensor Fusion technology (Domain Controllers) for Autonomous Drive Level 2 to Level 5. Juergen’s key Application focus is: Driver Assistance Systems (Ultra Sonic Park Assist, Radar, Camera Systems), Infotainment, Autonomous Valet Parking, Cyber Security

CEO

Strategia Now Consulting
CEO
Strategia Now Consulting
StrategiaNow-

Roger is CEO and founder of StrategiaNow Consulting, President of the Mobile Satellite User Association, and is an advisor to the International Telecommunications Union.  Roger draws on 25+ years’ experience in the technology industry as an analyst, journalist and consultant. Roger is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Principal Journalist - Future Transport News

A2Bglobalmedia
Principal Journalist – Future Transport News
A2Bglobalmedia
A2Bglobalmedia

As a feature writer for Future Transport-News, Tiana covers news and updates related to a broad spectrum of modes and technologies that could help shape the future of transport globally. She is passionate about safe and sustainable mobility solutions and through her role at Future Transport-News, her content provides operators and manufacturers with the latest information on the sector and suppliers in the field.

Head of Driving and ADAS / AD

Volkswagen AnHui
Head of Driving and ADAS / AD
Volkswagen AnHui
Volkswagen

Leading projects and people across the automotive world of driver assistance for more than 15 years, Torsten holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Universität Braunschweig. He began work for Volkswagen AG in 2015 and relocated to China to join VW AnHui in 2019.

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Senior Vice President Autosense

Tobii
Senior Vice President Autosense
Tobii
Tobii

Adrian is the Senior Vice President Autosense at Tobii – the company’s business segment focused on interior sensing.

Adrian has two decades of experience in the space of computer vision and edge AI. He led global technology development, product management and customer engineering teams and developed a track record of deploying edge computer vision applications on consumer products such as smart cameras, smartphones, and smart cars.

Adrian has over 40 granted and published US patents in computer vision and computational imaging.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Imaging & Artificial Intelligence and his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest.

Technical Manager ADAS/AD

Euro NCAP
Technical Manager ADAS/AD
Euro NCAP
Euro NCAP

Adriano Palao has 9 years of experience in Automotive Engineering, within the Testing and Validation domain. After completing his Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, he worked for Nissan Motor Corporation, Applus+ IDIADA, Punch Powertrain, and Mitsubishi Electric. In January 2022 took the role of Technical Manager ADAS/AD at Euro NCAP.

Senior Software Engineer

Neonode
Senior Software Engineer
Neonode
Neonode

Agnes Jernström is a senior software engineer in the MultiSensing® development team at Neonode. MultiSensing® is Neonode’s proprietary technology for Machine Perception which utilizes the latest advances in machine learning combined with in-house generated synthetic data to interpret and understand a wide range of objects, situations, and contexts. Agnes has a broad experience from the automotive industry having worked for leading OEMs in a wide variety of fields such as positioning of autonomous vehicles, gearbox actuation, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. She holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

CEO & Head of R&D&I

CardioID Technologies
CEO & Head of R&D&I
CardioID Technologies
CardioID Technologies

André Lourenço, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of CardioID, a company dedicated to developing high-standard solutions integrating the electrocardiogram (ECG) in several everyday-life applications. André is a dynamic and passionate engineer and researcher whose vision has been making a difference internationally in biometric innovation, particularly in healthcare. Accordingly, his company has accumulated numerous prizes and is a reference in the automotive startup world.

Head of Automotive Semiconductor Marketing

Sony Semiconductor (EU)
Head of Automotive Semiconductor Marketing
Sony Semiconductor (EU)
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Vice President of Automotive Vision Group

ArcSoft
Vice President of Automotive Vision Group
ArcSoft
ArcSoft

Feng Chen, Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Vice President of Automotive Vision Group, ArcSoft Corporation Limited; responsible for business development of strategic partnerships and new opportunities in the automotive industry.

VP Automotive Sales & Strategy, EMEA

DTS/Xperi
VP Automotive Sales & Strategy, EMEA
DTS/Xperi
dts XPERI

Marketing Manager

Melexis
Marketing Manager
Melexis
Melexis

Gualtiero Bagnuoli was born in Turin, Italy , in 1962. After studies in Electronics he joined Honeywell Information system as CPU and cache memory designer. In 1990 he moved to the automotive industry to Magneti Marelli as designer and then project Manager. In 2001 he joined Micronas as ASICs Market Manager and then took over the role of Automotive Marketing Manager. Since 2011, he has been working for Melexis as System Marketing Manager and in 2015 he has become Product Marketigng Mamager for Optical Sensor product line.

Senior Vice President Engineering

Tobii
Senior Vice President Engineering
Tobii
Tobii

Strategy & Ops

Pontosense
Strategy & Ops
Pontosense
Pontosense

Sr. Product Line Manager

Lumentum
Sr. Product Line Manager
Lumentum
Lumentum

•2020 April ~ present
Sr. Product Line Manager in Imaging and Sensing BU at Lumentum

•2013 June ~ 2020 April
Customer Application Engineer at OSRAM
Opto Semiconductors

•2009 Jan ~ 2013 May
Product development R&D engineer at Seoul Semiconductors

•2004 Mar ~ 2009 Feb : Bachelor’s degree in Semiconductors Science, Dongguk
University(Seoul, Korea)

Director of Global Sales - Software Defined Audio

BlackBerry QNX
Director of Global Sales – Software Defined Audio
BlackBerry QNX
BlackBerry QNX

Senior Manager

Appen
Senior Manager
Appen
Appen

Jukka Korpi is responsible for Appen’s service and technology sales in EMEA. Jukka has 20+ years of experience in data sourcing, data enrichment, language, localization and content creation industries. He holds a senior management role in sales, marketing and product development.

Javier Salado is responsible for Anyverses technical product, physics-based rendering technology and service of providing data to improve computer vision/perception systems. Javier has 30+ years experience in programming, product development, engineering and management of product teams.

Vision AI Specialist

LG Electronics
Vision AI Specialist
LG Electronics
LG Electronics

Jungyong is Vision AI specialist. He received Master degree of machine learning from Korea Universtity. Now, he is working as AI expert in LG Electronics. Currently, his primary interest is In-Cabin monitoring solution and he is focusing on the optimized AI solution with the state-of-the art performance.

Functional safety specialist

TÜV SÜD
Functional safety specialist
TÜV SÜD
TUV SUD

Consultant

fka GmbH
Consultant
fka GmbH
fka GmbH

Laura Fautz (M.Sc.) studied industrial engineering at the FH Aachen. In 2019, she started as a consultant at fka GmbH in the area of strategy and consulting and has since then been working on projects with international OEM and suppliers. The projects focused mainly on HMI development and software-defined vehicle topics.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Leader of Computer Vision Group at ITS, Leeds

University of Leeds
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Leader of Computer Vision Group at ITS, Leeds
University of Leeds
University of Leeds

Dr Mahdi Rezaei is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), ‎University of Leeds. His main research interests are AI, ML, and Computer Vision for Autonomous Vehicles including driver/occupant monitoring, pedestrians’ intention prediction, and AV/road-user interactions. He has over 15 years of experience in ‎academia and industry and currently leads a team of computer vision experts and experts in transportation at the University of Leeds.

Dr Rezaei is an executive member of the “Universities Transport ‎Study Group” (UTSG) in UK, a team leader in the EU Hi-Drive flagship project, a member of the Academic Advisory Group in the LIDA data scientist development programme (LIPAG), and also principle investigator and Co-I of multiple EU and UK funded projects in AV field.

Head of Development Vehicle occupant Monitoring

CARIAD
Head of Development Vehicle occupant Monitoring
CARIAD
Cariad

Marketing Manager

Infineon Technologies AG
Marketing Manager
Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon Technologies AG

Martin holds a diploma in electrical engineering and joined Infineon after his studies more than 20 years ago. He was responsible in different product marketing roles working since 9 years in the area of time-of-flight with the focus on automotive applications.

CTO

emotion3D

Michael Hödlmoser is engaged as CTO at emotion3D. He is responsible for planning and development supervision for all the solutions the company currently provides. Further duties include the company’s technical roadmap definition, product development and software architecture tasks.

Previously, Michael worked as project manager at Siemens, where he was responsible for setting up a computer vision team in Vienna. In addition, he led collaborative scientific and Siemens-internal innovative projects in the field of 3D computer vision in the context of smart buildings / smart cities. Michael also worked as a strategist for the entire image processing team.

He graduated with honors in 2013 from the PhD program in Computer Vision at the Vienna University of Technology, after finishing his diploma studies in Computer Science at the FH Salzburg. During his doctoral studies, he worked as a project assistant at the Vienna University of Technology and as a project manager at CogVis GmbH, Vienna. He was responsible for project acquisition/project development (including communication and cooperation with research funding agencies in Austria and at EU level) and project implementations as well as for the implementation of many image processing solutions.

In addition, he worked as a visiting scholar for several months at the ETH Zurich. Michael has published several papers at international conferences.

To sum it up, Michael has 15+ years of experience as CTO / project manager / strategist / lead software engineer / senior scientist in the field of 3D computer vision and image and video processing. His expertise mainly focuses on management and strategic development of computer vision / machine learning projects and solutions for mainly automotive

Chief Science and Innovation Officer

Seeing Machines
Chief Science and Innovation Officer
Seeing Machines
Seeing Machines

Mike is a global authority on human factors and safety. Following an esteemed academic career as a Professor in Human Factors at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), he moved to Seeing Machines in 2014 and has held Executive roles leading both technology and commercial businesses.

Currently as Chief Science & Innovation Officer he leads Seeing Machines human factors, machine intelligence and advanced engineering teams that research, design and develop our next generation technologies. Working with government, industry and global policy groups he promotes operator state monitoring technology, making the world’s roads and skies safer. He remains an Adjunct Professor at MUARC, and holds a Global Executive MBA and a PhD in Human Factors Psychology.

CEO

Heuro Labs
CEO
Heuro Labs
Heuro Labs

Mohamed Sayed founded Heuro Labs GmbH in 2015. Heuro Labs, based in Berlin, develops heuristics and robotic agents to mine data and automate processes.Over the years, Heuro Labs developed various innovative solutions with OEMS in the areas of smart navigation and energy management.
Prior to founding Heuro Labs, Mohamed was a principal architect at HERE , Nokia and Yahoo!. When he started his technical career in the late 90s, he spent around 7 years working on embedded systems and security appliances before moving up the stack to planetary scale services for positioning, traffic and navigation.

Chair in Human Factors of Transport Systems

University of Leeds
Chair in Human Factors of Transport Systems
University of Leeds
University of Leeds

Professor Merat is an experimental psychologist, and Director of Virtuocity@Leeds. Her main research interests are in understanding the interaction of road users with new technologies, including driver distraction/inattention and impairment. She is an expert in the human factors implications of highly automated vehicles. She has been PI to key pojects on AVs, including AdaptIVe , CityMobil2, InterACT, HumanDrive, and L3PILOT. She currently leads the User sub-project of Hi-Drive. Professor Merat is Chair of the TRB sub-committee on Human Factors in Road Vehicle Automation; the European Chair of the trilateral (EU-US-Japan) Working Group on Human Factors of AVs and co-chair of an ISO task force on design guidelines for future DMS.

Program manager

Imec
Program manager
Imec
IMEC

Peng Zhang is the program mananger for the UWB program at IMEC the Netherlands. He has been with IMEC since 2014. At IMEC, he started as a senior wireless researcher and later a project lead for many ultra-low-power radio and radar designs. He has rich experience in managing large and complex projects. As the program manager, he is responsible for road mapping IMEC’s UWB program, coordinating wireless projects, and customer acquisition and relationship management. Before joining IMEC, Peng Zhang worked as a Ph.D. researcher specializing in communication and information theory and worked in a joint program between IMEC and Eindhoven University of technology on the topic of ultra-low power wireless design for body area networks.

Chief, Human Factors and Crash Avoidance Research

Transport Canada
Chief, Human Factors and Crash Avoidance Research
Transport Canada
Transport Canada

Head of Business Development

Embedl
Head of Business Development
Embedl
embedl

Peter Kristiansen is Head of Business Development at Embedl and has the privilege of working with finding business opportunities in a deep-tech environment. He has experience from the Automotive software industry from his work in introducing 2nd gen. Driver Monitoring Systems to Tier1s and OEMs in Europe, Americas, and Asia as well as autonomous systems, neural networks, and robotics from his studies. Apart from work Peter likes snowboarding and hiking.

CEO

SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH
CEO
SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH
SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH

Philipp Russ is co-CEO of Simi Reality Motion Systems, a ZF Group company. He leads a team of experts in computer vision and artificial intelligence working on interior monitoring topics with a focus on body perception. Philipp collected more than 15 years of experience in motion capture and biomechanics tech industry, before the company which he co-owned was acquired by ZF in 2019. Today Philipp works at the intersection of perception technology and vehicle use cases with a focus on passive safety applications within the ZF Group.

Technical Sales Manager

Varroc
Technical Sales Manager
Varroc
Varroc

Piotr Mroz leads Varroc’s technical sales activities focused on the area of automotive cameras for both exterior and interior sensing, a key growth area of the company. In his role, he applies his deep technical expertise and knowledge of complex systems powered by AI neural networks, while preparing suitable technical solutions for clients. The knowledge helps him to understand and analyze the latest trends in technology and impact a customer vision of future human-vehicle interactions.
Piotr has hands-on experience developing vision sensing and building ADAS prototype vehicles and demos.
Prior to his role in Technical Sales, Piotr held technical project manager positions at Varroc and contracting companies working for Continental and Valeo. He was managing teams responsible for the development and testing of Advanced Driver Assistant Systems cameras. He has an MSc. In automatic control and robotics from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland.

Head of Verification and Validation, WMG

University of Warwick
Head of Verification and Validation, WMG
University of Warwick
Warwick University

Chief Technology Officer

Optalert
Chief Technology Officer
Optalert
Optalert

Simon Block is the Chief Technical Officer at Optalert, a pioneer in drowsiness monitoring. With over 30 years in a range of technology and engineering roles, Simon has worked across product strategy, R&D, manufacturing, technical content, and platform architecture. He began his career at Hewlett Packard and has since built up broad experience in technologies including video encoding, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and real-time processing.

Simon is acutely aware of the challenges facing product development teams and how to balance those against commercial realities. Within Optalert, he spearheaded the development of a software development kit (SDK) to embed its world-leading drowsiness measurement technology in driver monitoring systems within the automotive sector.

Simon is passionate about laying solid foundations, getting the right team composition, and not cutting corners. In addition, he is mindful of privacy considerations within new technologies and recently became a certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Practitioner.

Product Owner

ZF Group
Product Owner
ZF Group
ZF Group

– Diploma in in civil engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
– PHD in structural mechanics, Multiscale FEA simulations of layered carbon reinforced shell structures, KIT
– 2018 becomes part of ZF Group – Passive Safety Systems, System Engineering Core
– Since 2021 Integrated Safety – Product Owner: Adaptive in-crash Restraint

Senior Strategic Marketing Analyst

Bosch
Senior Strategic Marketing Analyst
Bosch
Bosch

Tyler Warga is a Senior Strategic Marketing Analyst for Interior sensing solutions within Bosch, supporting product development and marketing activities. The team he is part of seeks to provide a full understanding of driver, occupants, and the entire cabin scene. Their automotive domain understanding combined with a strong expertise in computer vision and sensor systems enables Bosch to offer superior safety and comfort and make driving a safe experience. Tyler has supported a wide range of products at Bosch, ranging from infotainment to connectivity, as well as automated driving and driver assistance technology. He has a unique perspective with these products, leading activities related to product compliance, government affairs and more recently strategic marketing and program management. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, Dearborn in 2017.

Senior Manager Strategy and Business Excellence Interior Monitoring

Bosch
Senior Manager Strategy and Business Excellence Interior Monitoring
Bosch
Bosch

Verena Ihring is Senior Product Manager at Robert Bosch GmbH for Interior Monitoring Systems in the area of Cross-Domain Computing Solutions. Since 2020, she has been responsible for product and partnering strategy, innovation management, market and competition monitoring, and communication content within the product area. She studied industrial engineering with a focus on international management at the University of Applied Sciences in Pforzheim. After graduating, she first worked in corporate marketing and sales at Robert Bosch GmbH and then completed her master’s degree in technically oriented business administration at the University of Stuttgart. She subsequently rejoined the Bosch Group as Technical Sales Manager within the Junior Managers Program. She then temporarily managed the office of the president of the executive management of the former Bosch Car Multimedia division.

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