2019’s industry leading speakers
Soshun Arai Director of ADAS/Automated DrivingView Bio
Soshun Arai is Director of ADAS/Automated Driving system and strategy at Arm. Mr. Arai has been working at Arm more than 9 years and has international working experiences in Japan, UK and US. He is responsible for strategies for ADAS and autonomous car at Arm and working with car OEMs and Tier one suppliers to propose next generation processor technologies for automotive systems and developing Arm ecosystem for automotive. Earlier in his career, he worked for Infineon as senior application engineer for automotive and he has more than 17 years experiences for automotive applications such as body, EV, chassis, IVI and ADAS. Mr. Arai holds a master degree of electrical engineering from Tokyo University of Science.
Roger Lanctot Associate Director, Global Automotive PracticeView Bio
As a Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice, Roger Lanctot has a powerful voice in the definition of future trends in automotive safety, powertrain, and infotainment systems. Roger draws on 25 years experience in the technology industry as an analyst, journalist and consultant. Roger has conducted and participated in major industry studies, created new research products and services, and advised clients on strategy and competitive issues throughout his career. Roger joined Strategy Analytics after five years at Telematics Research Group, where he built the client base into a broad portfolio, which was sold to iSuppli. His privileged relationships and extraordinary connectedness help keep Strategy Analytics in the forefront of industry thought leadership. Just in 2010, Roger broke the story of OnStars plan for an aftermarket retail product and Sirius XMs unannounced shift to the XM platform by 2016. Prior career stops for Roger include directorships at NPD, PC Data, CMP (now United Media), Fairchild and Hearst.
Roger holds an AB in English from Dartmouth College.
Hiroshi Miyamoto Director of Business DevelopmentView Bio
Hiroshi Miyamoto is Director of Business Development at Telenav. Hiroshi graduated from Los Angeles City College with a degree in Computer Science. He has 18 years of experience in global OEM, aftermarket in-car navigation applications and car content with Increment P and Telenav. Hiroshi played a key role in establishing Telenav Tokyo office and is responsible for leading Japanese OEMs and tier-one suppliers to provide the best global connected nav service on the market.
Gianni Uglietti VP Marketing & Strategy, Smart Automotive Business LineView Bio
Gianni Uglietti is VP Marketing of the Smart Automotive Business Line at IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity. Gianni held various technical and marketing positions in the telecom and digital security industry and is today responsible for the automotive offering management with a dedicated focus on how digital identity and biometrics can reinvent the driver and passenger experience. Fluent in English and French as well as a native Italian speaker, Gianni holds both a master degree in telecommunication engineering and an MBA.
Alain Dunoyer Head of Autonomous CarView Bio
Alain has completed his PhD in Control Systems Engineering before joining Jaguar Land Rover as a control system engineer. He later became a research technical specialist in sensor systems where he was responsible for the early development of a number of driving assistance systems. At SBD he is responsible for the Autonomous Car division where he guides and manage the Research and Consulting Division, providing recommendations to SBD’s clients on defining and implementing their ADAS strategies.
Toru Baji Technical Adviser, GPU EvangelistView Bio
Toru Baji graduated from Osaka University Graduate School and joined Hitachi's Central Research Lab in 1977. There he conducted research in solid-state image sensors and processor architecture.
From 1984, he was engaged in analog-digital circuit and processor architecture research at University of California, Berkeley and Hitachi America R&D respectively.
After transferred to Hitachi's Semiconductor Division in 1993, the Division has been moved to Renesas and he served as a General Manager of Automotive Application Technology Department.
He joined NVIDIA in 2008 as a Senior Solution Architect for automotive business, supporting worldwide customers for automotive processors applications. Since 2016, he serves as an NVIDIA technology advisor and GPU Evangelist.
Nakamuru Yuu UX Design Lead at UD TrucksView Bio
Nakamuru Yuu is currently UX Design Lead at UD Trucks, Volvo Group. In this role he is responsible for designing digital user experiences. Previously, Yuu was working for Fujitsu design and driving user centered innovation processes and a multi-disciplined design team. Prior to joining Fujitsu design, Yuu lived and worked at German design firm in Shanghai with his extensive knowledge of developing both hardware and software products. Yuu studied industrial design and earned Master of Fine Art from Kanazawa College of Art, he is also a member of Human-Centered Design Organization (HCD-Net).
Toshiro Muramatsu General Manager Connected Technology Development and Service Operation Department & Deputy GM, HD Map Development Group, AD and ADAS Advanced Technology Development Department & Deputy GM, Monozukuri Group, Connected Car and Autonomous Drive Division
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD
Toshiro Muramatsu started to work for NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. in 1991 as a research engineer of Nissan Research Center. Since then, Toshiro has researched collision avoidance radar sensors, in-vehicle multimedia with wireless interface, advanced concept on Electric Vehicle, advanced service on Japanese digital radio, Telematics platform and its services. During this career, Toshiro had been dispatched to the US two times, at California for one year since September 2000 and at Michigan for three years since July 2006. Since November 2011, Toshiro Muramatsu became Chief Service Architect of Vehicle Information Technology Division, responsible for vehicle IT service architecture planning and implementation for global market. And August 2013, Toshiro was dispatched at Silicon Valley as Director of Vehicle IT Division Silicon Valley to establish advanced planning and prototyping team. In April 2016, Toshiro became Deputy General Manager of Connected Car & Services Engineering Department and Connected Car and Autonomous Drive Division. In April 2017, Toshiro got HD Map Engineering task at AD and ADAS Advanced Technology Development Department, additionally. In July 2019, Toshiro became General Manager of Connected Technology Development and Service Operation Department responsible for off-board system development and operation.
Dr Masahiko Saito General Manager of Automotive System Architecture Design Office, Automotive CompanyView Bio
Masahiko Saito has been engaged in the embedded system development of factory automation systems, home appliances and smart phones more than 25 years and currently is Genaral Manager responsible for Automotive System Architecture and Embedded Artificial Intelligence. He received the Ph.D. in information science from Kyoto University in 2005.
Akira Minamikawa Director, Semiconductor Value ChainView Bio
Akira Minamikawa is responsible for the management of all Japanese electronics research in addition to acting as a director and principal analysts.
Earlier, Akira was the head of the technology research department and senior analyst for the brokerage firm CLSA Securities. He also served as the director of semiconductor research at IDC Japan and the senior analyst for semiconductors at Gartner/Dataquest Japan.
He is a regular speaker at events held by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and is frequently cited by publications including Semiconductor Industry News and Nikkei Electronics. He is also a member of the technical examination committee for automotive semiconductors for Japan’s Patent Office and a member of the FeRAM evaluation committee at the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan's largest public R&D management organization.
Akira is also a regular writer for the E-Journal, Nikkei Microdevices, and other semiconductor industry publications.
He received his Electrical Engineering degree from the Musashi Institute of Technology.
Tsutomu Nakajima Former President of Dynamic Map PlatformView Bio
For 25 years at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tsutomu Nakajima has been engaged in the development of computer-based radar signal processing systems. He has also led the development team of a GNSS utilization system mainly for quasi-zenith satellites for over 10 years. For the last 3 years, he has been leading the development of high-definition 3D maps for autonomous driving, as the president of Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. He has a proven track record in a wide range of fields from radar signal processing and its applications to satellite positioning. Tsutomu Nakajima received a master's degree in optimal control theory from Keio University and a master's degree in computer science from Northwestern University.
Kazuhiro Sugiyama Consulting Associate Director and Principal AnalystView Bio
Kazuhiro Sugiyama is responsible for the Business development of all Japanese electronics research in addition to acting as senior analysts for semiconductor market. Kazuhiro has spent all his career in the semiconductor industry, specializing on Consumer market and IoT market product design and make a solution and environmental among the others. He in-depth semiconductor knowledge through former experiences including NEC and Renesas Electronics, and had the chance to work for former company in different roles, from R&D to project management, marketing, business development and finance & control through the IoT/Network Camera/ Security business. He is supporting for company analysis, market analysis, business analysis as principal analyst.
Sehoon Kim Senior Manager, Business Coordination Team, Strategy Planning DivisionView Bio
Hyundai Motor Company
(2019 - Present)
Business Coordination Team Strategy Planning Division Hyundai Motor Company
(2015 - 2019)
Connectivity Business Team Infotainment Development Center Hyundai Motor Company
(2010 - 2015)
Connected Vehicle Business Team B2B Business Division LG Uplus
Masahiro Otsuka Research SpecialistView Bio
Masahiro has wide experience in the development of navigation systems for in-vehicle head units. At SBD Japan, he is responsible for leading the market research and evaluation in Connected Car, Autonomous Car and Secured Car (Vehicle Security).
Minoru Takeuchi Japan Chief Technology OfficerView Bio
Minoru Takeuchi has been Chief Technology Officer in Valeo Japan since 2016 after working both at car manufacture and tier 1. He is working together with Valeo's four different business groups towards customers to provide latest technologies at the center of three revolution, i.e. Autonomous Driving, Powertrain Electrification, Digital Mobility.
Dane Warren Global CISOView Bio
Nissan Motor Company
Dane is currently the global CISO for Nissan Motor Company, where he is responsible for leading the global cyber security transformation program. Dane previously worked as a Global CISO for Intertek Testing Service, a FTSE 100 company, where he led the build out of a global follow the sun SOC and full cyber security team. Dane also spent several years working for Zurich Insurance Company as a CISO for several APAC and EMEA countries. Dane’s earlier roles include: Head of Information Risk and Security at Virgin Mobile Australia, and CSO APAC Financial Services at EDS. Dane has nearly 20 years’ experience in cyber security, and holds a Master in Business (IT Management) from the University of Technology Sydney. Dane was recognized in 2017 as a top 100 global CISO.
Naoyasu Yoshimura Director for the Automotive Industry and the Future of Mobility Automotive Industrial Strategy OfficeView Bio
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
2019 Director for the Automotive Industry and the Future of Mobility Automotive Industrial Strategy Office
2017 Secretary to the Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
2015 Director, Finance Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
2014 Director for Planning, Personnel Division, Minister’s Secretariat
2012 Deputy Director, Personnel Division, Minister’s Secretariat
2011 Deputy Director, Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau
2009 Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau. Information Classification: General
2007 Deputy Director, Commerce Credit Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau
1997 Entered the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)
1997 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Tokyo University
Dr Florian Baumann CTO Unstructured Data Solutions Specializing in Automotive & AIView Bio
Dr. Florian Baumann is the CTO for the Unstructured Data Solutions division of Dell EMC, specializing in Automotive & Artificial Intelligence.
Florian was working as a Vision Systems Team Lead in the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, acting as a contact person between OEMs and TIER1/TIER2 for defining, discussing and tracking of requirements and responsible for finding and reviewing ADAS solutions. In 2016, Florian moved to the position of the Technical Director at FICOSA International (part of Panasonic Automotive).
He was in charge of delivering and creating the company’s products and targets as well as pre-development and research topics.
Florian guided ADAS products from scratch to the start-of-production for German premium OEMs and was in charge of the whole workflow of ADAS product development.
Florian Baumann studied Electrical Engineering with a focus on Computer Engineering at the Leibniz University of Hannover.
He received his Dipl.-Ing. 2012. In 2015, he received his Dr.-Ing. focusing on Machine Learning applied to Scene Understanding using Machine Learning techniques.
Nandan Mer Division President, JapanView Bio
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Robert Gee Global Innovation Manager, V2X and Future Connectivity, Interior DivisionView Bio
Continental Automotive Japan, K.K.
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Yutaka Onuma Director, Industry Innovator – Automaker, Architecture & industry StrategyView Bio
Oracle Corporation Japan
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Markus Doehn Senior Manager Corporate IncubationsView Bio
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Education: Diploma of Economics (equals Master)
Career at Deutsche Post DHL Group:
Expert Sales Automotive 2005 - 2006
Expert Environmental Management 2006 - 2011
Senior Expert GoGreen Optimization 2011 - 2014
Senior Expert eMobility 2014 - 2018
Head of eMobility Deployment 2018 - 2019
Senior Manager Corporate Incubations 2019 -
Dennis Ilic DirectorView Bio
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