Christine Perey

 CEO, PEREY Research & Consulting, Switzerland

Christine Perey is an industry analyst, researcher and an advocate for interoperable Augmented Reality. From 2009-2016, she led the grassroots community dedicated to this purpose. She is on numerous boards, is a member of many standards groups and co-chairs the IEEE SA ARLEM WG and the OGC Geopose SWG. She is the founder of the AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA), chairs the Research Committee and leads the AREA Interoperability and Standards Program. Since 2018, she is a founder of the Open AR Cloud (OARC) association and serves on the governing board. She co-chairs the OARC Reality Capture, Indexing, Mapping and GeoPose Working Group.

Thomas Bierhoff

Head of technology in Atos, Germany

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bierhoff holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and information technologies and has over 18 years of working experience in R&D. In 2015 he took over the head of technology for the Atos business unit Civil and National Security being responsible for innovative technology and solution portfolio development. Since 2016 he leads in parallel a global Atos investment program for strategic technology portfolio and offering development in the domain of digital transformation of industrial field services and operations.

Eric Villain

Researcher and Research Project Manager, Orange, France

Eric Villain is Researcher and Research Project Manager in the field of Augmented Reality and he researches and develops contextual services for twelve years. As an expert in the use of AR for Orange, Eric Villain conducts research on user interactions with contextual services and contributes to the development of innovative prototypes in this field.

Dimitrios Kyritsis

Professor of ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing in EPFL, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kyritsis is Faculty Member at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Engineering of EPFL,  where he is leading a research group on ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing. His research interests are Closed Loop Lifecycle Management, IoT, Semantic Technologies and Data Analytics for Engineering Applications. Prof. Kyritsis is actively involved in EU research programs in the area of Factories of the Future and Enabling ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing. On top of the above, Prof. Kyritsis is a member of the European Academy for Industrial Management as well as of WEF GFC on Advanced Manufacturing and Production.

Gwendal Simon

Expert at Huawei, France

Gwendal Simon is a Research Expert on Network Measurement at Huawei Technologies, co. Ltd. Previously, he was Full Professor in the Network Department at IMT Atlantique (2006-2019). He received his MSc and PhD degrees from University Rennes 1 in 2000 and 2005 respectively. He was a visiting researcher at University Waterloo during 2011-2012 and a visiting senior research engineer at Adobe Research in San Jose California during 2018-2019. He was research engineer at Orange R&D lab (2001-2006). He has co-authored 8 patents and over 100 conference/journal papers in network, multimedia (video, gaming, virtual reality), and systems. He received several best paper awards. His academic duties include the promotion of reproducible research. He is Chevalier des Palmes Academiques.

Guillaume Moreau

Head of the Computer Science at École Centrale de Nantes, France

Guillaume Moreau received his Ph.D. in computer science from Rennes University in 1998. After a first position at Mines Paristech, France, he moved as Associate Professor with Ecole Centrale de Nantes in 2002, where he became a Full Professor in 2011. His research activity takes place at the Ambiances, Architectures and Urbanity lab, where he is the head of the Computer Science team. His research covers various activities in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality, with urban and architectural matters as a privileged application domain. At this time, he mainly studies perception issues in virtual and augmented environments. He is a member of the expert group for ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) for determining the sanitary effects of Virtual Reality.

Guillaume Pierre

Professor of Computer Science at the University of Rennes 1, France

Guillaume Pierre is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Rennes 1, France. Prior to this he spent 13 years at the VU University Amsterdam. His main interests are Fog computing, Cloud computing, and all other forms of large-scale distributed systems.  He took part in several European and EIT Digital projects and acted as the lead designer of the ConPaaS platform-as-a-Service environment. He is currently the coordinator of the H2020 FogGuru Maria-Sklodowska project, the leader of the Myriads research team at INRIA/IRISA and the academic coordinator of the international “cloud and networking infrastructures” master program at the University of Rennes 1.

Ralf Schäfer

Director of the Video Division at Fraunhofer HHI, Germany

Ralf Schäfer is Director of the Video Division at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin where he is responsible for 100 researchers and 50 undergraduate students. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University Berlin (TUB) and joined HHI as a researcher in 1977. In 1984 he received his doctorate at TUB in the area of digital video coding of TV signals. His research interests cover all areas related to images and video, from acquisition to display and from algorithm development to ASIC implementation. Ralf Schäfer is member of the German Society for Information Technology (ITG), where he chaired the experts group Digital Coding for more than 20 years. Furthermore he is member of the German Society for Television and Motion Picture Technology (FKTG), where he belongs to the URTEL Award Committee.

Eberhard Wahl

Head of New Business Technology at Trumpf, Germany

Eberhard Wahl is Head of New Business Technology at TRUMPF, Germany. He studied business-economics first and completed his education with an engineering degree afterwards. Eberhard Wahl has focused on innovations in the area of tension between market-pull and technology-push. He has already successfully accompanied various technology changes and initiated many new products. In the field of networked production solutions, Mr. Wahl was an evangelist of the first hour – even before it was called Industry 4.0. Mr. Wahl is currently overseeing the development of a new business area at TRUMPF in the field of real-time location and has also launched a standardization initiative for this purpose, which is growing strongly.

Lars Vogel

Director New Work Experience,  T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, Germany

Lars Vogel graduated as a master of Economics (Diplom Kaufmann), specializing in business computer science. He has gained extensive experience as an international product manager in the publishing industry and as a project manager of a global software provider for over eight years. As Program Manager New Business Development Lars Vogel realized various innovation projects working for T-Systems Multimedia Solutions, Germany’s leading Internet and multimedia company. His focus was on the implementation of innovative business concepts under consideration of the latest technologies. Today, Lars Vogel is Director New Work Experience and heading the office of T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH Munich. The focus is on customer solutions with XR Technologies, 5G and spatial computing, process intelligence and employee journey.

Stéphane Marie

Innovation project manager at LAB4i, France

Dr.-Ing Stéphane Marie received his M.Sc. in Mechanical and Automation Engineering from the INSA de Rennes in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Mechanics from the Université Européenne de Bretagne in 2010. His research fields were in operational research and system identification using gray-box modeling technics. Since 2013 he works in the R&D department of the Altenov group. His current position leads him to manage research and innovation projects in the fields of Data Analytics, Machine Learning, IoT and AR for industrial applications.

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