Speakers – IoT Week Lisbon 2015

Jan Höller   Principal Researcher   Ericsson Research, Sweden

Jan Höller
Principal Researcher
Ericsson Research, Sweden

Jan Höller is a Principal Researcher at Ericsson Research, Sweden, where he has the responsibility to define and drive research and technology strategies. He established Ericsson’s research activities in the Internet of Things almost a decade ago, and continuously contributes to the company’s strategies in the area of M2M and Internet of Things.
Höller’s expertise spans IoT, M2M, context-aware services, ubiquitous computing and mobile and pervasive networking, as well as standardization, business innovation, partnering and ecosystem creation. He has been active in a number of international research programmes on the Internet of Things, and is co-author of the book “From Machine-to-Machine to the Internet of Things: Introduction to a New Age of Intelligence”.
Höller has held various positions in Strategic Product Management, Technology Management and since joining Ericsson Research in 1999 he has led many research activities and research groups. He also serves as secretary on the Board of Directors at the IPSO Alliance.



Pedro Maló  Senior Researcher   UNINOVA, Portugal

Pedro Maló
Senior Researcher
UNINOVA, Portugal

Prof. Pedro Maló is a senior researcher at UNINOVA-CTS, lecturer at FCT-UNL and enterpreneur at Unparallel Innovation, Lda Portugal. He is graduated in Computer Science and holds a PhD in computer engineering on interoperability methods & tools for large-scale and massively heterogeneous data environments. His research interests are the interoperability, integrability and testability of complex systems with special emphasis on the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Pedro has 15+ years of practice in the management, research and technical coordination/development of ICT projects. He is presently involved in various IoT related projects, such as: ARTEMIS/FCT-332987 Arrowhead, FP7-612329 ProaSense, H2020-644852 PROTEUS, H2020-643943 FIESTA and ECSEL-662189 MANTIS.



Ovidiu Vermesan

Ovidiu Vermesan
Chief Scientist
SINTEF, Norway

Dr. Ovidiu Vermesan holds a Ph.D. degree in microelectronics and a Master of International Business (MIB) degree. He is Chief Scientist at SINTEF, Oslo, Norway. He is currently working with projects addressing nanoelectronics integrated systems, communication and cyber-physical systems, integrated sensors, IoT technology with applications in green mobility, Internet of energy, healthcare, oil and gas, energy efficiency in buildings and smart cities. He has authored or co-authored over 75 papers. He is actively involved in the activities of the ECSEL Joint Technology Initiative and coordinated various national and international/EU projects related to integrated electronics. Dr. Vermesan is the coordinator of the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC), actively participated in projects related to IoT.



Chris Greer

Chris Greer

Chris Greer is Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Program Office leads a multidisciplinary portfolio of smart grid research and development, test beds, and interoperability standards activities spanning the Engineering, Physical Measurement, and Information Technology Laboratories at NIST. Dr. Greer previously served as Associate Director for Programs in the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and Acting Senior Advisor for Cloud Computing. In these positions, he was responsible for strategic planning for information technology initiatives across ITL, including its data and cloud computing efforts. Prior to joining NIST, Chris served as Assistant Director for Information Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Cybersecurity Liaison to the National Security Staff. His responsibilities there included networking and information technology research and development, cybersecurity, and digital scientific data access. He has also served as Director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. This program coordinates IT R&D investments across the Federal government, including the cyber-physical systems research portfolio.


Mahmoud Daneshmand

Mahmoud Daneshmand
Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Mahmoud Daneshmand is Professor of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Howe School of Technology Management as well as Department of Computer Science of Schaefer School of Engineering & Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. He has more than 35 years of Industry & University experience as Professor, Researcher, Chairman of Department, Dean of College, Executive Director, Technology Leader, and Assistant Chief Scientist at: Bell Laboratories; AT&T Shannon Labs–Research; University of California, Berkeley; University of Texas, Austin; Sharif University of Technology; University of Tehran; National University of Iran; New York University; and Stevens Institute of Technology. He has Ph.D and M.S. degrees in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley; M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Tehran.
His Industry experience include: Assistant Chief Scientist of AT&T Laboratories; Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Bell Labs as well as AT&T Shannon Labs-Research; Founding  Executive Director of the AT&T Labs university collaborations program; and Technology Leader at AT&T Labs.
His university experience include: Co-Founder and professor of the Business Intelligence & Analytics MS program at Stevens Institute of Technology; Professor of Computer Science and Financial Engineering; adjunct professor at NYU; Associate professor of Department of Statistics at UC, Berkeley; Co-founder and Dean of the School of Informatics & Management, Founding Chair of Department of Statistics, National University of Iran; and assistant professor of Mathematics at University of Texas, Austin.
He is an expert in Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT)/Sensor & RFID Data Streams Analytics, Data Mining Algorithms, Machine Learning, Probability & Stochastic Processes, and Statistics. He is experienced in Risk Management, Quality and Reliability of IP-Based Services and Applications. He has extensive experience at the InfoLab of the AT&T Labs focusing on application of Big Data to network data including Mobility Data.
He has published more than 100 Journal and conference papers; authored/co-authored three books; holds two patents (2009 and 2010).
Mahmoud is well recognized within the academia and industry: Keynote Speaker of many IEEE as well as other International Conferences; Member of Executive Committee of Globecom as well as ICC; Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE ISCC; and General Chair, Keynote Chair,  and Technical Chair of many IEEE major conferences.




Rui A. Costa is Ubiwhere’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder, Portugal. He has a professional experience with network devices, communication infrastructures, new and emerging IoT technologies and M2M middleware. Having years of experience working within technology, Rui has a deep understanding of the IoT ecosystem, has a thought leadership on best practices, process and technology frameworks, and solution selection for the client’s IoT business needs. After joining Ubiwhere, he has been involved in several IoT projects, namely the Smart IoT Network.



Rob van Kranenburg

Rob van Kranenburg

Rob van Kranenburg wrote The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of bricolabs and the founder of Council. Together with Christian Nold he published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World. He currently works as Community Manager at the EU Project Sociotal.He is consultant to IoT China, Shanghai 2014. He Chairs AC8 – Societal Impact and Responsibility in the Context of IoT Applications of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things.


Shoumen Palit Austin Datta   Senior Vice President for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and a Senior Vice President for the Object Management Group (OMG)  Industrial Internet Consortium & Object Management Group, USA

Shoumen Palit Austin Datta
Senior Vice President for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and a Senior Vice President for the Object Management Group (OMG)
Industrial Internet Consortium & Object Management Group, USA

Shoumen Palit Austin Datta is a Senior Vice President for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and a Senior Vice President for the Object Management Group (OMG), USA. He expects to participate in transforming the vision of the industrial internet into reality by connecting dots and catalyzing data to unleash information which may “weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life” and influence the future of business as well as lifestyle technologies.
Prior to joining the IIC he was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation at the School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He co-taught Strategy and Management at the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, MIT. He was a Member of the Auto ID Center at MIT and Research Scientist in the Engineering Systems Division at the School of Engineering, MIT. He has lectured worldwide on technology innovation and offered courses for executive education at MIT and several other institutions in Europe and Asia. He has authored papers and articles related to evolution of the industrial internet, intelligent software agents, framework for predictive analytics, operations and supply chain management, sensors in healthcare systems and energy for a sustainable global economy. He has also worked as an independent consultant and advisor for a variety of major corporations and governments, including the US Department of Defense (DoD), United Nations (UNDP), the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the President’s Science and Technology Advisory Group (PSTAG) for the President of Taiwan, Government of Taiwan. He is a lifetime champion of STEM in public K-16 education.
Shoumen earned his PhD from Rutgers University (NJ, USA). He was a Research Fellow in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. He was a Research Associate at the Whitehead Institute at MIT and a member of the Human Genome Project at MIT. He was a Research Scientist at the University of California (UCSF) School of Medicine (San Francisco, California). His self-guided convergence of medicine into engineering was precipitated by a trinity of events which germinated during his research in neuro-endocrinology at Harvard followed by auditing AI courses at MIT and network engineering lectures at the University of California at Berkeley.

Alicia Asín Pérez

Alicia Asín Pérez
Libellium, Spain

Alicia Asín Pérez Co-Founder and CEO at Libelium- Standard platform for Smart Cities, M2M & the Internet of Things.

For system integrators delivering Smart Cities solutions, Libelium is the wireless sensor networks hardware provider that delivers easy to program, modular, open source and low-power devices. Only Libelium is supported by a community of more than 2.000 developers in the world’s largest companies with deployments in 45 countries.

She has authored or co-authored many publications and was awarded, among many, as National Young Entrepreneur of 2014.


Hendrik Berndt  Germany

Hendrik Berndt

Dr.-Ing. Hendrik Berndt is one of the founding members of the Global Network Archi tecture Board (globalnetworkarchitecture.org) that has brought together distinguished world leaders from industry and academia, to meet, identify and discuss issues, that are reflecting global  trends in major fields related to Information and Communication Technologies.
Since 2001 Dr. Berndt serves continuously as chairman of GNAB. Dr. Berndt has been elected Vice President of Wireless World Research  Forum for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is member of the Board of Directors in the Object Management Group (OMG), headquartered in Needham, MA, USA. Based on his strong engagement within the European Research Programs he has been elected in 2013 as steering board member of the new Network Infrastructure European Technology Platform and served on previous ETPs like eMobility and Net!works from their onset. Dr. Berndt is an elected member of the research counsel of “Münchner Kreis”, a non-profit supra-national association, dedicated to new communication system research.
From January 2001 until May 2014 Dr. Berndt held the position as Chief Technology Officer/ Chief Science Officer and Senior Vice-President of DOCOMO’s Communications Laboratories in Europe. In this capacity he directed DOCOMO Euro-Laboratories’ research activities towards next generation of mobile systems since the inception of the company. His contributions comprised strategic directions of research for a dvanced wireless technologies, aspects of core network virtualization and innovative service platforms, including 3rd, 4th and early work on 5th Generation of mobile systems aspects. From 2000 to 2010 he has been teaching concurrently as Visiting Professor at the Global Information and Telecommunication Institute, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Berndt was stationed from August 1993 until December 2000, in the USA, working as Core – team member of Telecommunication Information Networking Arch itecture Consortium (TINA -C) within Bellcore, Red Bank NJ, as Executive Director of Advanced Technology for Global One in Reston, Virginia and as invited member of Sprint’s Office of Network and Architecture Planning in Kansas. From 1998 to the end of 2000 he held the position as Chief Technology Officer of the TINA-C headquarters in New Jersey,USA.
In the past he held various Director and C-level Manager positions in research and operation of Telecommunication Industry.
Since September 2014 he dedic ates himself as Senior Advisor to contribute to solutions for the big societal challenges worldwide and to help ICT to donate in appropriate ways to solve related problems.
Dr. Berndt is author of various publications, his latest book “Towards 4G Technologies: Services with Initiative”, was published by Wiley  Series in Communications Networking & Distributed Systems.

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