Mr. Garzón conducts research and analysis on electronics markets with a special focus on body electronics, infotainment, and ADAS systems. Previously, he worked in the infotainment departments of Seat, Aston Martin, and BMW and as a test development engineer at NXP. Prior to that, he conducted research on artificial intelligence for Bosch, Sony, Telefónica, and Fraunhofer. Mr. Garzón holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunications engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain and a Master of Science in information technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
He speaks English, German, and Spanish.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle
Professorship for Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle chairs the Professorship for Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). His career includes cofounding an on-demand business software start-up in Berlin, Germany, which used agile methods and strategically employed open source software. Riehle works on open source and inner source software engineering, agile methods and continuous delivery, complexity science and human collaboration, and software design.
Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School. He welcomes email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, blogs at https://dirkriehle.com
, and tweets as @dirkriehle.
Senior Vice President and Head of BlackBerry QNX
John Wall holds the position of Senior Vice President and Head of BlackBerry QNX, and is responsible for the direction and overall activities of the company. Mr. Wall oversees the planning, design, and development of BlackBerry QNX’s products, and the direction of its engineering services programs, including design consulting and custom engineering to support BlackBerry QNX customers in bringing their products to market.
In addition, Mr. Wall has been an integral member of the BlackBerry QNX team since 1993. He has held a variety of roles within the organization, including Vice President of Engineering and Services. He is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Senior Vice President, Head of Cross Divisional Systems and Technology, Continental, 2018 to present
Recruited to lead corporate transformation to meet increased challenges of a rapidly evolving industry, collaborating with the executive team and Board.
Micro Focus International PLC, Newbury, UK 2017 to 2018
Merging with HPE Software, Micro Focus became the seventh largest pure-play software company in the world, with a broad portfolio across Hybrid IT Management, DevOps, Security and Data Management, and Predictive Analytics.
HEWLETT-PACKARD / HP ENTERPRISE (HPE), Palo Alto, CA 1996 to 2017
Vice President R&D Operations (2017)
Directed HPE’s newest and fastest-growing software product line, Hybrid Cloud, piloting two initiatives that were critical enablers of state-of-the-art agile development by the entire Business Unit of four R&D organizations across three continents, while maintaining leadership of Data Center Automation and Network Operations Management.
Stanford University Graduate School of Business - Stanford Executive Program, 2016
Harvard University, USA - Accelerated Development Program, 2014
Dr. Elof Frank
Senior Manager, Synopsys SW Integrity Group, Central Europe
The Synopsys SW Integrity Group is a recognized leader in software security and quality and serves more than 4000 customers, all which have one theme in common, they all develop more or less SW. Our mission is to help our customers build secure, high-quality software now and for years to come. We help these customers find and fix quality and cyber-security defects in proprietary code, open source components, and application behavior. Our tools and services integrate seamlessly into all kinds of SW Development flows, and we support Enterprise, Automotive and Industrial customers to shift left their development testing.
Dr. Elof Frank received his Ph.D. (Doctorate) in Computer Science from University of Paderborn in 1995. His first career steps as a SW developer then followed in Silicon Valley, California. From there on, Elof has moved through several positions of Engineering Management, Customer Application Support and Sales, both in startups and larger SW tool companies. With the Acquisition of Vast Systems in 2010 he joined Synopsys and is now responsible for the Central European Business Operations of the SW Integrity Group.