SPEAKERS 2020

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Keynote: Helge Neuner

Head of Automated Driving, Group Research

Volkswagen AG, Germany


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Keynote: Stephen Lesh

Head of Hardware Engineering and Vehicle Programs

Uber ATG, United States


The Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) is dedicated to developing self-driving, mapping, and vehicle safety technologies that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.

As Head of Hardware Engineering and Vehicle Programs, Stephen leads the team designing and developing Uber’s Self-Driving-Vehicle hardware systems, including integration of the technology into OEM-partner vehicle platforms.. He is also involved in the development of future business models for mobility with various partners to design, build, and operate autonomous fleets.

Prior to joining Uber, Stephen worked for over 20 years at Ford Motor Co. in a variety of vehicle program and engineering development roles in both the U.S. and Europe, most recently as Global Director, Program Management.


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Keynote: Anna Teyssot

Integration and Ventures Development Director

Alliance Ventures


Dr. Anna Teyssot has 15 years battery engineering experience in EV and xEV, holding several management roles to support Renault in the early years of EV development. She led research projects, cell validation and telematics data team, and battery systems sourcing strategy.

She then moved into Corporate Business Development in charge of partnerships and supporting innovation investments in the EV space.

Since November last year she joined Alliance Ventures- Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Corporate Venture Capital Fund, as Director of Integration and Ventures Development.


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Keynote: Benoit Joly

Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer – Services

Renault, France


Benoit Joly is building on over 20 years’ experience in developing business within the Telecom and High-Tech industries.

He started at MCI WorldCom, responsible for the European portfolio of IP network solutions. Joining Technicolor in 2002, he helped create the Company’s Voice over IP devices strategy, before leading by 2004 marketing and pre-sales for its world’s leading Internet TV and Mobile TV solution.

He was then VP Digital Home Solutions, in charge of the company’s Digital Home portfolio for broadband, cable and telecom operators.

Appointed SVP of Technicolor Marketing, he managed the Connected Home Division’s marketing activities between 2010 and 2016 and did oversee in addition the overall Technicolor Group marketing between 2010 and 2013.

Since 2013, he has been developing an innovative Digital Life solution that addresses the fast-growing IOT market opportunity and received the prestigious CES Innovation Award in 2015.

Now head of Services business unit for Renault Group and contributor to the Alliance Ventures investment fund, he coordinates and develops the company strategy, portfolio and business for both traditional & connected services, in strong coordination with the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Benoit has a Master’s Degree in Network and IT Engineering from E.S.I.E.E and a MBA from E.S.S.E.C, majored in Strategy and Marketing.


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Keynote: Arianne Walker

Chief Evangelist for Alexa Auto

Amazon, United States


Arianne Walker is the Chief Evangelist for Alexa Auto at Amazon, where she helps educate automakers and device makers about voice.   Prior to that, she was head of automotive industry strategy at Oracle Data Cloud where she helped automotive marketers discover and implement the best possible audience strategies for their marketing efforts.  Her automotive background began at JD Power, where she spent a dozen years providing direction on automotive marketing industry trends.  Before getting into the automotive space, she did research for colleges and universities to help support administrative planning and decision-making.  Arianne has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and an MA and PhD in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA.


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Keynote: Sasko Cuklev

Director Autonomous Solutions

Volvo Trucks


Sasko started to work at Volvo in 1994 and since then he have had several different roles within different parts of the Volvo Group where off the last 10 years in different managerial positions. For the last 4 years he has been heavily involved in the implementation of our autonomous solutions. Today Sasko has the role as Director Autonomous Solutions at Volvo Trucks, with focus on the commercial activities related to autonomous solutions as well as setting the strategy, business plans, roadmaps, etc…


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Keynote: Kjell-Arne Wold

Project Manager e-tron

AUDI


Kjell-Arne Wold is a Norwegian national but lives in Munich. He started working for Tesla back in 2010 and was among the first employees in Europe. Has held various roles in Tesla, lastly Head of Delivery Operations for North Europe. He left the company in 2017 and started working for Audi in March 2018. Kjell-Arne Wold is very passionate about cars and has  lived the “BEV lifestyle” since 2009.


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Keynote: Marc Llistosella

Board Member

Einride, Gibraltar


Marc Llistosella is an experienced automotive Top Executive with a long track record in greenfield projects, turnaround management and leading organizations of up to 15.000 people as CEO and managing director. His presentation will cover the transportation  sector for freight and people technological areas as electric and fuel cell, but also the question of our all perspective on it and the question how the industry could develop, this includes multiple aspects commercial, technology, society, politics and each of us individually.


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Keynote: Hugo Fozzati

Head of Business

AutoX, United States


Hugo Fozzati is the Head of Business at AutoX, a California & Hong Kong based L4 autonomous driving company building an A.I. driver. His previous roles have taken him across the globe: working in mergers & acquisitions and venture capital in London, New York, and Washington, D.C. covering mobility, consumer internet, commodities & the emerging markets. Hugo has an MBA from Georgetown University, a B.S. from Babson College, and is fluent in 5 languages.


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Keynote: Connor Champ

Lawyer

Law Commission of England and Wales, United Kingdom


Connor is a lawyer on the Law Commissions’ three-year review of the UK’s regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles. Before embarking on a legal career, Connor was a scientist specialising in neuroscience and visual ecology. He has held positions at the University of Queensland in Australia and at the University of Tübingen in Germany.


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Keynote: Dr. John Thomas

Director

MIT, United States


Dr. John Thomas is Director of MIT’s Engineering Systems Lab and Executive Director of the Safety and Cybersecurity group. His research studies engineering mistakes, design flaws, and human error to develop more effective methods to anticipate and address them–especially in safety-critical or security-critical applications. He has taught classes on system engineering, software engineering, system safety, cybersecurity, human factors, and system architecture. His work has been widely adopted in industry, including techniques for developing requirements, anticipating unexpected or dysfunctional interactions in engineered systems, analyzing software-intensive systems (including AI), human-centered design processes, and others. He works closely with industry to ensure this research is not only theoretically sound but practical, usable, and useful for real engineers solving real problems. His work analyzes accidents in all industries, studies the direct and indirect contributing factors (human, technical, and systemic factors), and develops methods that allow us to do a better job preventing accidents in the future. Most of his research involves new methods like STPA (System-Theoretic Process Analysis), CAST (Causal Analysis using Systems Theory), and developing related systems approaches to engineering, safety analysis, cybersecurity, and accident/incident analysis. He provides professional education and training classes on the above for aviation, defense, automotive, space systems, oil & gas, nuclear, chemical, medical, and other industries. Applications include autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), human supervisory systems, aircraft/vehicle development, UAVs, remotely piloted aircraft, airworthiness, medical devices, and others.

 

He serves on industry standards groups responsible for:

– ISO 26262: Functional Safety Standard (automotive)

– ISO/PAS 21448: SOTIF–Safety Of The Intended Functionality (automotive)

– ARP4761: Safety Assessment for Civil Aircraft

– ARP4754: Development of Civil Aircraft

– STPA-specific standards in automotive, aviation, and others.


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Keynote: Tim Woods

General Manager

Autonomous Vehicle Alliance


Tim Woods is a Founding Partner of POCO labs a Product Development and Consumer Research Company. Mr. Woods, is also the General Manager of the Autonomous Vehicle Alliance a non-profit collaborative research organization focused on Cities, Business and Consumers. The purpose of the Alliance is to identify the opportunities around Use Cases and Value Propositions for L4 and L5 Autonomous Vehicles. Tim is a nationally recognized consultant with over 25 years of experience, working to drive innovation and the appropriate use of technology in products and services. He is a respected source of information to the media and has appeared on The Science Channel, Food Network, HGTV, CNN and others as a resource to discuss the future and technology.


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Keynote: Richard Schram

Technical Director and the technical lead for Active Safety and Automated Driving

Euro NCAP, Belgium


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Keynote: Hans-Martin Duringhof

Technology Strategist

NEVS AB


Hans-Martin Duringhof is a technology strategist at NEVS AB, focusing on L4/L5 Autonomous Drive technology. With an engineering background in mechatronics he has had several engineering positions in the automotive industry spanning the fields of vehicle dynamics & controls, electrification and ADAS/AD. Prior to getting “all-in” focused on AD, he has held several leadership positions in Development and Product Strategy at both OEM and 1st Tier supplier level.


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Gerard Martret

Business Development

Shotl


Gerard Martret leads the Business Development activities at Shotl. With full dedication to the project, he is responsible for identifying new opportunities in the Urban Mobility space and working directly with users and City Transit Agencies to ensure that Shotl delivers maximum value.

Founding his first startup when he was 23 years old, he has co-founded four successful ventures over the past 15 years: Drivania International S.L., Routebox Technologies S.L. and Foreride Inc.


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Even Heggernes

VP Nordics

Getaround, Norway


Even Heggernes is the VP Nordics as Getaround. He previously was the CEO of Nabobil, Norway’s leading car sharing player that was acquired by Getaround in the summer of 2019. Prior to Nabobil Heggernes was an early employee at Airbnb managing the Nordics and UK.

After graduating in Materials and Nanotechnologies Physics at the University of Tizi-Ouzou, I joined the Bordeaux University in 2010 to study LASER and Electromagnetism. During my studies, I did an internship on the development of a kinetic model for the energy transport and deposition by using a fast electron beam in solid targets, and another internship on the Energy  transfer,  stochastic  heating  and  radiation  emission  in  counter-propagating plasmas at sub-relativistic velocities.

My passion for physics pushed me to continue a thesis on the design of a compact X-ray LASER ”Raman XFEL”.

Today, I am Research scientist / Sensor Expert Modelling & Simulation at ESI-Group. My research focus on the development of sensors for autonomous vehicles and Automated Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). Real-time simulation methods, validation of embedded systems and passenger safety.


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Alfred Kless

Business Development Manager

Vector Informatik, Germany


After graduating from the Technical College of Esslingen with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Alfred Kless initially worked for ALCATEL where his roles included team leader for software development and business development of test systems. Since May 2004, he has been employed at Vector Informatik in Stuttgart as Business Development Manager for the product lines “Measurement & Calibration” and “Network Interfaces“ for ADAS solutions.


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Dr. Tobais Düser

Department Manager

Advanced Solution Lab


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Benny Fondén

Chapter Lead Software Architecture

NEVS


Benny Fondén has worked with Electrical and Software architecture for vehicles for more than 15 years. In the beginning of his professional life, Benny worked as a software engineer in IT systems for defense and telecom systems. After moving over to the automotive industry, Benny quickly ended up working with logical architecture. He experienced a relapse to the IT industry in 2011 before joining NEVS in 2016. At NEVS Benny is responsible for strategies and resources for vehicle software architecture.


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Christian Sandberg

Convener for the Associated Swedish Working Group, the ISO/SAE 21434 Project

Volvo Group Trucks Technology


Christian Sandberg has over 18 years of experience working with embedded systems for commercial vehicles, where his focus has been on the different aspects of cybersecurity, ranging from technical solutions to way of working. He has been involved in the ISO/SAE 21434 project on international level since it started and is currently the convener for the associated Swedish working group.


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Hans Alminger

Product Manager

Volvo Cars


Hans Alminger studied a Master of Science Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.  From 1990 he has worked in the research & development area in various positions at Volvo Cars, including Head of Systems Architecture and Director of the department Diagnostics and ECU Platform. Since 2018 he is Product Manager in Volvo Cars SAFE implementation leading the ART Enabling Base Technologies.


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Henrik Segesten

Architect for Connected Functions

Volvo Cars


Henrik Segesten has spent the last 8 years working as a architect for connected functions at Volvo Cars. Before that he did architecture and development in telecom. He has a passion for designing system solutions with a holistic view and also dabbles as a developer in various research activities.


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Linus Eriksson

Learning and Competence

Ericsson


Linus Eriksson is working with learning and competence at Ericsson. He is part of a network of approx. 400 learning professionals inside Ericsson and several 100 outside Ericsson. He takes several roles inside this network. He is responsible for the delivery organization in Learning at Ericsson, Part of decision board for competence questions at Ericsson, External speaker, Organizational developer and learning innovator. He also drives his own company Learcon. Linus has during his 20 years in the area of learning and 10 years in leading roles been responsible for building up digital learning at Ericsson and also been a driving force behind redesigning the thinking about leadership at Ericsson. He has a technical background but has the latest years only focused on enabling the full potential of organizations and people.
He truly believes in people and are today implementing new ways of working where the values of the people and the company could be combined into something more efficient, fun and rewarding.


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Dr. Rauno Heikkilä

Professor of Digitalized Construction and Mining Operations

University of Oulu, Finland


Dr. Rauno Heikkilä is a professor of digitalized construction and mining operations in the mecahincal engineering of Faculty of Technology at University of Oulu, Finland. He is the head of Structures and Construction Technology Research Unit. He received his Dr. Tech in 1996 from the University of Oulu. His major research interests cover structures and and construction technology, engineering mechanics, information modelling (BIM in construction) automation and robotics in the construction of roads, railways, fairways, bridges and buildings as well as in mining.


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Stephan Janouch

Senior Business Development Manager

Green Hills Software, Germany


Stephan Janouch works as a Senior Business Development Manager for Green Hills Software in the EMEA region. He holds a German diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut. Before joining Green Hills Software, he has worked in Applications Engineering, Sales, Marketing and also spent several years being Editor-in-Chief of Elektronik automotive magazine.


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Orvar Hurtig

Head of Business Area E-Mobility

GARO


Previously head of Business Area Automation, Toyota Material Handling. Responsible for development, launch, sales and delivery of Logistic Solutions offerings. The role includes transformation of a commoditized product offering solution offerings, including new business model.

Prior to that VP and Global head of Business Line Industry & Society (IoT) within Ericsson Group, responsible for all Ericsson non-telco business, with focus on Utilities, Automotive and Transport sectors as well as leads engagements with Smart Sustainable Cities.

Prior to that VP and head of Operations within the Ericsson Group and globally responsible for all major Customer engagements


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Dipl.-Ing.Bernhard Grasel

Product Manager Power & E-mobility

DEWESoft


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John Collins

Senior Engineering Manager

FlixBus, Germany


John Collins is a Senior Engineering Manager at FlixBus in Berlin, responsible for leading multiple agile software development teams in data science, research, incubation, and machine learning.

With a background in Electrical Engineering, John started his career in Seattle as a hardware engineer developing the Xbox 360 and Xbox One hardware, then moved to San Francisco to work at Apple program managing the development of the battery for the iPhone, iPad and iPod line of products.

With a passion for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), John went back to Microsoft to be a hardware program manager for HoloLens, leading the research and development of battery and camera technologies for AR products.

John was also a senior program manager at Snapchat in Los Angeles on the Spectacles hardware team, leading the efforts for all electronics development.

He has 8 patents in augmented reality, battery, and camera designs.  John also authored an eBook about career development published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 2017 and a future eBook about augmented reality technologies will be published in 2020.

He has trained thousands on the processes, tools and best practices necessary to create software and hardware.


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Gabriel Samuelsson

Senior Consultant - Wireless Charging

NEVS


During the last six years Gabriel Samuelsson has worked with Wireless Charging development for Qualcomm Halo and CEVT. He has designed and integrated wireless charging systems for many vehicles such as the LYNK&CO 01 and the BMW i8 Formula E safety car. He is also the inventor of several patents in the field of magnetic design for wireless charging. Samuelsson has more than 10 years of experience in Automotive from Autoliv, Volvo Cars and Think where he was part of a small team that developed the first fully homologated electric vehicle in Europe. He has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers University in Sweden.


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Joakim Olsson

Product Owner

Zenuity


Joakim Olsson is currently working as a product owner for complete feature verification of cruising and HAD features at Zenuity and has a background within development of precautionary algorithms for AD software.


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Dr. Rikard Mäki

Managing the external research portfolio

Boliden Mineral


Dr. Rikard Mäki has a strong research and R&D management background in on-road and off-road vehicle engineering. Experience in leading both national and international research projects with agencies such as Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden’s Innovation Agency and California Energy Commission.

In his current role, Rikard is managing the external research portfolio at Boliden Mines. Projects related to mining methods, mineral processing, digitalization, automation and electrification.

Rikard is also project manager for the implementation of the new haul truck fleet in Boliden’s Aitik and Kevitsa mines, as well as for the research project on electrification of heavy mine trucks presented today.

Professional career

2010-2017         Director, Technology Planning and Public Funding at Volvo Construction Equipment AB

2009-2010         Director, Technology Funding and Acquisition at Volvo Construction Equipment AB

2005-2009         Clutch Specialist at Volvo Construction Equipment AB, Component Division

2001-2005         Postgraduate research student at Division of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology

Education/ Academic studies

2005                    Doctor of Technology in Machine Elements at Luleå University of Technology.

2003                    Licentiate of Engineering in Machine Elements at Luleå University of Technology.

2000                    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with main subject Machine Design. Luleå University of Technology.


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Gaurav Tomar

Automotive Industry Manager EMEA

MathWorks, Germany


Gaurav Tomar works as the Automotive Industry Marketing Manager across EMEA. Working with both engineers and senior managers in Automotive companies, he focuses on identifying how existing design flows can be improved and the steps that can be taken to reduce development times, encourage innovation, and increase agility. His technical background includes system development workflows with a focus on software, and he has worked with key customers in European region on ADAS & automated driving, deep learning, image processing and computer vision applications. In addition to representing the state-of-the-art of how MathWorks tools can be applied in automotive workflows today, Gaurav also seeks to identify areas where MathWorks should invest further to improve the tools for the future, working with the product development teams to define requirements for future releases.


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Karl-König Königsson

Manager Embedded, Development

Mimer Information Technology


With a degree in mathematics and computer science, Karl-König Königsson entered the world of software 30 years ago as an independent contractor where he was engaged in major software projects for customers such as Folksam, Philips and Digital Equipment.

A few years ago he switched tracks and joined a Swedish software product company, Mimer Information Technologies, where he took up a position as manager for the team responsible for the embedded and realtime version of Mimer SQL, Mimer’s versatile SQL database management system. At Mimer he has focused on making the database a natural component in any architecture, with special focus on the embedded domain and the automotive in particular.


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Martin Gleich

Senior Manager Powertrain Systems Business Development

Infineon Technologies, Germany


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Maria Hansson

Senior Change Leader targeting Product Creation

Volvo Cars


Maria Hansson is a senior Change Leader targeting Product Creation within Volvo Cars. Her main focus is directed to drive the agile transformation. Maria has previously been leading different change efforts paving the way for the current agile transformation. She holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and have held a number of managerial positions within the organization over 25 years.


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Anders Grauers

Associate professor

Chalmers University of Technology


Anders Grauers is an associate professor at Chalmers University of Technology and a specialist within the Swedish Electromobility Centre.

Anders focus is system-oriented research on electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure, spanning technical, economical and user aspects. He has been working in several projects on how to build and operate electric buses, trucks and cars in a cost-effective way. The research is aiming to find vehicle types which are suitable for starting the electrification of road transport, and to identify and eliminate obstacles for their introduction.


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Anna Börjesson Sandberg

Senior Director Product Creation & Operation Development

Volvo Cars


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Johannes Foufas

Principal Engineer SW & Acting Product Owner Propulsion CI/CD

Volvo Car Corporation


Johannes Foufas worked at Volvo Trucks 8 years prior to Volvo Car Corporation. He introduced sil tests with QTronic at Volvo Cars 2014 with the introduction of SCR diesel algorithms, Won Volvo Cars Technology Award 2017 for Propulsion SIL together with Andreas Junghanns and Mikael Törmänen , first Simulink embedded code project in git/gerrit/zuul at Volvo Cars 2018. In his presentation you will learn how we moved from Jenkins CI to ZUUL v3 using ansible playbooks and docker containers handled by Kubernetes. He will also show the tool chain they have chosen for model based code generation and how they build domain sils for test purposes.


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Keynote: B-O Hertz

Head of Software R&D

Toyota Material Handling Logistics Solutions


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Christian Lidström

PhD student

KTH


Christian Lidström, PhD student at KTH, researching use of formal methods in automotive industry at SCANIA.


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Helena H. Olsson

professor in Computer Science

Malmö University


Helena H. Olsson is a professor in Computer Science at Malmö University in Sweden and a senior researcher in Software Center (www.software-center.se). In Software Center, she conducts research in close collaboration with Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Saab Defense, Boeing,  Siemens, Bosch, CEVT, Tetra Pak, Grundfos, Qamqom, Wärtsilä, Scania and Axis Communications. In addition, she works with a number of online companies in areas related to A/B testing and experimentation. She has a PhD degree in Informatics from University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 2004 and she was a visiting researcher and Post doc researcher in LERO (the Irish Software Research Center) at University of Limerick, Ireland in 2004 – 2006. During her career, she has been active at a number of Swedish and international universities.

Her research activities include AI engineering and data driven development, business and software ecosystems and agile transformation in large-scale software engineering organizations. She is a frequent reviewer for journals and conferences both within the Software Engineering and the Information Systems field. Her research is published in journals such as e.g. Journal of Software Evolution and Process, IEEE Software, MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, Information Systems Management and in conferences such as e.g. International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Software Engineering Advanced Applications (SEAA), International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB), Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) etc.

Helena is a fellow member of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) and a board member of Malmö University. You can contact her at helena.holmstrom.olsson@mau.se


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Nasser Nowdehi

Technical Expert, Automotive Security

Volvo Cars


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Peter Thorngren

Product Owner CITA (DevOps) and ADAPT (Virtual Truck/Digital Twin)

Volvo Group Trucks Technology


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Eva Sunnerstedt

Head of Unit Clean Vehicles and Fuels

City of Stockholm


Eva Sunnerstedt from the Environment and Health Administration within the City of Stockholm is appointed as head of unit for the clean vehicles and fuels program within the city. Eva Sunnerstedt has a large knowledge within the fields of clean vehicles and fuels and has been appointed as a national expert in this field at various occasions. She is currently in charge of the City of Stockholms EV strategy and is responsible for the establishing of on-street charging for EVs in Stockholm. Eva has experiences from many EC funded project within the transport and clean vehicles field, currently she is involved in the GrowSmarter Smart City project and the CIVITAS Eccentric-project. She has also experiences from working within other traffic issues such as environmental zones, goods distribution and environmental effects of new and existing roads, planning of the new Royal Sea Port Area in Stockholm. Eva Sunnerstedt has been involved in many public procurements of clean vehicles and fuels and she managed the nationwide procurement of electric cars and vans in Sweden.


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Daniel Karlsson

Manager Architecture & Technology Integration

Volvo Group


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Ole Martin Christensen

Systems Engineer

Qamcom Research and Technologies


Ole Martin Christensen is a systems engineer at Qamcom Research and Technologies working with sensor systems in automotive and maritime applications. He has a PhD in radio and space science from Chalmers University of Technology with a specialization in satellite remote sensing. For over 10 years he has worked with system design, testing as well as algorithms for data processing from microwave and optical sensors including Lidars, Cameras and Microwave radiometers. In addition to his position as a systems engineer at Qamcom he works as a researcher at Chalmers Technical University working with data processing algorithms for Sweden’s next research satellite.


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Fredrik Björkqvist

Team Manager

Volvo Cars


Fredrik has a background developing tools and methods for software development, testing and simulation. He is currently working as Team Manager at Volvo Cars in the area of enabling self-driving cars using simulation driven verification and validation


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Håkan Sivencrona

Safety Program Manager

Zenuity


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Jonn Lanz

Tech Leader in Agile Software Development

Volvo Cars


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Faisal Altaf

Ph.D., Principal Research Engineer & Project Manager

Volvo Group Trucks Technology


Dr. Faisal Altaf is currently working as Principal Research Engineer & Project Manager at Electromobility department of Volvo Group Sweden where he is leading various activities related to next generation BMS development for range of automotive applications. Dr. Altaf got his PhD in Control Systems from Chalmers University of Technology Sweden. His R&D interests are in general at the intersection of battery systems, control engineering, power electronics, and system engineering with special focus on model-based control software for advanced BMS in automotive applications. He has been involved in various R&D and product development activities related to mechatronics and automatic control systems for more than 14 years, where last 9 years of design experience is focused on BMS and battery control functions. He has published many research articles and filed several patents within this area.


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Magda Collado

Commercial Project Manager Autonomous Solutions

Volvo Trucks


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Martin O’Brien

Senior Vice President - Integrated Electrical

Siemens Digital Industries Software


Martin has a Masters Degree in Materials Science from Brunel in the UK and commercial training from INSEAD in France.  He held successive roles at Raychem in R&D, Product Management and Market Development (Asia) before joining Tyco Electronics as Global Sales Director.

Martin joined Mentor in 2001 to form a new Integrated Electrical Systems business. He was responsible for product vision, development and marketing of software for Electrical Systems.  Under Siemens that business has expanded to embrace a full E/E Systems Development portfolio, including Electrical, Network and Software life cycles sold under the Capital brand.


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Martin Nilsson

Technical Leader Model Driven Engineering

Volvo Cars


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Mokrane Hadj-Bachir

Sensor Modeling & Simulation Engineer

ESI Group


After graduating in Materials and Nanotechnologies Physics at the University of Tizi-Ouzou, Mokrane Hadj-Bachir joined the Bordeaux University in 2010 to study LASER and Electromagnetism. During his studies, he did an internship on the development of a kinetic model for the energy transport and deposition by using a fast electron beam in solid targets, and another internship on the Energy  transfer,  stochastic  heating  and  radiation  emission  in  counter-propagating plasmas at sub-relativistic velocities.

His passion for physics pushed him to continue a thesis on the design of a compact X-ray LASER ”Raman XFEL”.

Today, he is Research scientist / Sensor Expert Modelling & Simulation at ESI-Group. His research focuses on the development of sensors for autonomous vehicles and Automated Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). Also Real-time simulation methods, validation of embedded systems and passenger safety.


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Monica Ringvik

CTO

AstaZero


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Ove Frid

Cyber Security Manager

NEVS


Ove Frid is working as the Cybersecurity manager at NEVS. With a background as a manager in the IT-area, with IT- and Information security as specialties, he now aims for implementing  exprience and best-practice applications from these areas, in order to strengthen the daily systematic Cybersecurity work within the company.


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Stefan Pettersson

Research Manager, Electromobility Application Area

RISE


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Tomas Olovsson

Associate Professor and Head of Division, Networks and Systems, Computer Science and Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology


After graduating in Materials and Nanotechnologies Physics at the University of Tizi-Ouzou, Mokrane Hadj-Bachir joined the Bordeaux University in 2010 to study LASER and Electromagnetism. During his studies, he did an internship on the development of a kinetic model for the energy transport and deposition by using a fast electron beam in solid targets, and another internship on the Energy  transfer,  stochastic  heating  and  radiation  emission  in  counter-propagating plasmas at sub-relativistic velocities.

His passion for physics pushed him to continue a thesis on the design of a compact X-ray LASER ”Raman XFEL”.

Today, he is Research scientist / Sensor Expert Modelling & Simulation at ESI-Group. His research focuses on the development of sensors for autonomous vehicles and Automated Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). Also Real-time simulation methods, validation of embedded systems and passenger safety.


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Kent-Erik Lång

Senior Advisor

RISE


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Frederic Merceron

Solution Director for the Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, France


Frederic Merceron’s role is to deliver industry-leading solutions for vehicle manufacturers (Cars, Trucks, Buses, Trains, Motorcycle and Racing) and suppliers to help them innovate, develop, test and produce new mobility experiences for their consumers.

After finishing his Master Degree as a mechanical engineer, he worked for KTI as an applications engineer in Knowledge Based Engineering, working with renowned customers such as Airbus, PSA, Valeo and Ford.

In 2000, Frederic joined Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 Vehicle Architecture team and helped to introduce V5 solutions for preliminary design at several OEMs. After two years there, he took the leadership of the Vehicle Body-in-White (BiW) team; ensuring Car & Truck OEMs and Suppliers deployed best in class design engineering methodologies.

In January 2007, Frederic moved to SIMULIA, a new brand created after the acquisition of Abaqus, and took the lead of the center of competency. He then helped to develop DS’ SLM solution (Simulation Life cycle Management), strengthened by the additional acquisition 2 years later of Enginous.


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Alexandra Kloss

Scrum Master

BMW Group


Alexandra has first been getting in touch with Agile ways while working at Audi in 2011. She has been trying out Scrum in a small development team responsible for the tayloring of a process and workflow tool in a software department. While working for BMW she has been trying out Agile ways in different circumstances: engine development, electrification and kombi cluster development. Always embedded systems not pure software. Also Alex is an experienced moderator as well as project manager. She has been working in different automotive setups since 2006. She has studied macro economics and sociology at the RWTH Aachen graduating in 2007.


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Armin Müller

Founder

Emm! Solutions


In 2016, Armin Müller founded Emm! Solutions to develop new mobility systems. His customers include system suppliers to the automotive industry and automation companies in production and logistics.
The core competencies are overall system development with system engineering and functional safety.

Between 2006 and 2015 he was with Dr. Ing. h. c .F.Porsche AG Vice President Vehicles and Innovation. The consistent focus during this period was on the vehicle concept supported by the virtual vehicle, package and protoype construction, pre-development and common parts and modular tool kit management.

From 2000 to 2006 he worked for ZF Friedrichshafen AG in the Chassis Business Unit as Vice President Global Chassis Development.

Armin Müller started working within the automotive and mobility industry in 1987. He delivered his first successful results as Project Leader Electronic Stability Program by developing ESP technology. For this innovation, Armin was awarded the Dieselring VDM in 2000, the Prof. Ferdinand Porsche Award in 1999, Discover Magazin Award in 1998 and the Henry Ford II Award in 1995.

 


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Dr. Dennis Kengo Oka

Principal Automotive Security Strategist

Synopsys


Dr. Dennis Kengo Oka has been involved in automotive security since 2006. In the past, he has worked with Volvo Car Corporation in Sweden where he bootstrapped automotive security research for remote diagnostics and over-the-air updates on vehicles. Prior to joining Synopsys, he worked in the Bosch group in Japan serving both Japanese and global customers. Specifically, he co-launched the automotive security practice (ESCRYPT) in Japan and was the Head of Engineering and Consulting Asia-Pacific. Currently, at Synopsys as a Principal Automotive Security Strategist, he is engaged in developing global solutions focusing on security in the automotive software development lifecycle and the supply chain. Dennis has over 60 publications consisting of conference papers, journal articles and books, and has presented at numerous international conferences and events.


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Keynote: James Lewis

Software Architect and Director

ThoughtWorks, United Kingdom


James Lewis is a Software Architect and Director at ThoughtWorks based in the UK. He’s proud to have been a part of ThoughtWorks’ journey for fourteen years and of contributing to its ongoing mission of delivering technical excellence for its clients and in amplifying positive social change through technology. As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the Technology Radar, he contributes to industry adoption of open source and other tools, techniques, platforms and languages. He is an internationally recognised expert on software architecture and design and on its intersection with organisational design and lean product development. As such he’s been a guest editor for IEEE Software, written articles, delivered training and spoken at more conferences than he can remember. After co-defining the Microservices architectural style, James’ primary consulting focus is on working with organisations on technology strategy, distributed systems design and their adoption of SOA.


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Karolina Bjurehed

Strategic Partnerships

Volvo Cars


Karolina Bjurehed is working within Volvo Car Groups Digital unit. She is working with Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, specializing in startup partnerships, startup collaboration and new tech. Karolina has long experience from both Telecom and Connectivity.


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Mahmoud Wahby

Business Development Manager

National Instruments


Mahmoud Wahby is a Business Development Manager for Electric Vehicles Test at National Instruments. He has been at National Instruments for 9 years holding multiple roles in product development and product management in Canada and the US. He has over 15 years of experience in electronics design, test and measurement. He has a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, he also received Masters degree in Business Strategy from Harvard University.


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Rolland Dudemaine

Vice President Engineering

eSOL Europe, Japan


Rolland Dudemaine has been active in the embedded software industry for nearly 20 years. He has focused on low-level software, including high-performance, safety-and security-related RTOS, as well as advanced device interactions and multimedia for a wide scope of automotive and industrial projects. Regular OSS and AUTOSAR contributor, he also maintained Qt on some RTOS for several years. As Vice-President Engineering of eSOL Europe, he is now leading several activities to contribute to making eSOL a global leading company in modern system software technologies and solutions.


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Thomas Rosenstatter

PhD student in vehicular security

Chalmers


Thomas Rosenstatter received the master’s degree in embedded and intelligent systems from Halmstad University and the Dipl.-Ing. degree from the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria, in 2016. During his master education he participated also in GCDC 2016 competition as part of Team Halmstad. He is currently pursuing his PhD studies with focus in vehicular security with Chalmers University of Technology. His interests are in secure communication and principles for resilient vehicles.


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Tomas Ohlson

Founding engineer

Einride


Tomas leads the autonomous software development at Einride. He has founded a number of technology startups in both software and hardware, in Sweden and Silicon valley. He was ranked top 10 developers in Sweden and have a Bsc & Msc in Computer Science & Engineering.


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Keynote: Dr. Philippe Gyan

Innovation Pilot Battery System Modeling, Research Engineer

Groupe Renault


Philippe Gyan graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon with a Master of Science in 1998, and with a Ph.D in 2003, in Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Thermal Management. He worked then at Renault Mechanical Department, on the deployment of calculation tools for vehicle performances and fuel economy. Since 2008, he has been working in the Research Department at Renault, on power train sizing for Electric Vehicles, on battery electrical, thermal, and ageing modeling. He has been involved in several French national and European collaborative projects SIMSTOCK, SIMCAL, MOBICUS, and MAT4BAT, on battery ageing modeling, with several publications.


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Ari Tikka

Co-founder

Gosei Ltd


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Dr. Christian Berger

Associate Professor

University of Gothenburg


Dr. Christian Berger is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Gothenburg, Sweden and received his Ph.D. degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2010. He coordinated the project for the vehicle “Caroline”, which participated in the world’s first urban robot race 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge Final. He co-led the Chalmers Truck Team during the 2016 Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC). His research expertise is on architecting complex and distributed realtime software systems, micro-services for embedded systems and cyber-physical systems, and continuous integration/deployment/experimentation.


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David Mear

Business Development Manager

MSC Software


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Dr. Rolf Johansson

Senior Safety Architect

Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID)


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David Wenslandt

Senior Consultant

Knightec


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Eric Knauel

Project Manager Vehicle Security Cockpit

ESCRYPT


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Fredrik Nordin

CEO

Bee Charging Solutions


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Fredrik Sandblom

Ph. D, Senior Technology Specialist

Volvo Group


Fredrik Sandblom has been working with ADAS and Automation at the Volvo Group since 2005, the last 8 years in different specialist and advisory positions. He has several patents and a PhD in signal processing, and is the Research Area Director for Systems for Accident Prevention and Automated Driving at SAFER – the vehicle and traffic centre at Chalmers university of technology. He has a background in sensing, estimation and fusion but in his recent positions has turned his attention towards the design and assurance of safety components in automated driving systems.


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Lance Higgins

Technical Leader

Volvo Global Trucks Technology


Lance Higgins has 32 years of experience in the automotive industry. After graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors in Mechanical Engineering, he began working as an engineer at Volvo Trucks in the United States.  Lance has a wide experience in several areas of vehicle development and is a certified P.M.P.  He has spent now more than half his career living in Sweden where he has also transitioned into a technical leader in the Electrical and Software Architecture area.  As many mechanically oriented companies like Volvo are transitioning into software intensive companies, so Lance has made this transition in his personal career.  He now leads a cross-functional Architecture Team tasked with defining the technologies to be used with the next generation architecture for the Volvo Group.


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Katarina Brud

Director

MobilityXlab


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Mariska Slots

Mobility as a Service Expert

City of Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Mariska Slots is a member of the Smart –Mobility team of the Municipality of Eindhoven. She fulfils the role of expert in the field of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and shared mobility. As such she is the project manager responsible for the tendering and implementation of MaaS in the Brainport region, in a project in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management. She has over 12 years international experience in the field of shared mobility services – consultancy – deployment – and governance. In her projects the added value for the end-user & stakeholders are key.


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Patrik Björler

Director Autonomous Drive, Product Strategy & Business Ownership

Volvo Cars


Patrik Björler has been working in the automotive and telecom business for about 25 years. After he graduated from Chalmers in 1994, he started his professional carries as engineer at Volvo Group (the manufacturer of trucks and buses, excavators and marine engines) developing electronics and software for cleaner vehicles in the strive for a more sustainable world. Some of Patrik´s early projects are today available at the Volvo Museum, this perhaps says more about how fast technology is developing rather than related to Patrik age. Patrik soon moved into the field of Industrial Marketing & Strategy and he has held several senior positions with Volvo Group, Ericsson, Cybercom and Volvo Cars. In the end, it is all about people and people thrive when working in a company committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. For Patrik this is important and at Volvo Trucks he was also a member in the Diversity Committee. Today, Patrik is responsible for developing and set the strategy for Autonomous Driving at Volvo Cars and he is really passionate about working in a company that is paving the future, challenging status quo and creating a better world for the next generation.


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Rene Bader

Lead Consultant, Secure Business Applications EMEA

NTT Security


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Sofie Vennersten

Program Director

Drive Sweden


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Bernhard Rill

Senior Segment Marketing Manager Automotive

Arm


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Christina Rux

Solution Architect

WirelessCar


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Kenneth Malmberg

Director Strategic Alliances

Ridecell


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Mark Pitchford

Technical Specialist

LDRA, UK


Mark Pitchford has over 30 years’ experience in software development for engineering applications, working in development and management across the world. Since 2001, he has worked with teams developing software for critical environments in compliance with standards such as DO-178, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and RAMI 4.0. Mark is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University, and he became a Chartered Engineer over 30 years ago. He now works as Technical Specialist with LDRA Software Technology.


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Gilles Gallée

Director of AV Simulation Solution

ANSYS


Mr. Gilles Gallée is Director of Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Solution at ANSYS Inc., the world’s largest, independent Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software company (NASDAQ: ANSS). He is responsible of the business development for ANSYS in this market segment and he acts as a subject matter expert leader in the domain of Autonomous Vehicle simulation solutions including driving simulation and sensor simulations for system and human in the loop applications.

Gilles Gallée received the Master’s degree of engineering in computer science and digital image processing from Bordeaux University in France. He has been actively involved in the simulation and virtual reality field for 25 years serving for IFSTTAR, a major research institute in transportation, for OKTAL, a simulation products company and OPTIS, a light and vision simulation products company before joining ANSYS. He has authored about twenty papers, articles and reports.


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Carl-Johan Aldén

Autonomous Solutions Business Director

Semcon


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Javier Vazquez Vidal

Senior Product Security and Hardware manager

Byton


Javier Vazquez Vidal is a Hardware Security Specialist who has more than 10 years of experience in the automotive field. He has worked architecting, designing and testing vehicle security and systems at companies such as Daimler, Tesla, Code White and NIO, and is currently working at Byton as Senior Product Security and Hardware manager. In addition, he has been conducting Security research in the automotive field and developing attacks and open source tools for this topic, such as the ECU tool, the CHT and the CANBadger, as well as spoken about Vehicle Security at several Security Conferences such as DEFCON, BlackHat, NullCon and Hardwear.io. He is also part of the team that won the DEFCON Car Hacking Village “Capture The Flag” competition for two years.


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Henrik Ferdinand Nölscher

CEO

Noelscher Consulting


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