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 email@example.com
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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.
Dr. Karsten Michels
Head of Systems & Technology at Continental´s Interior division
Dr. Karsten Michels is head of Systems & Technology at Continental´s Interior division where he is responsible for innovations and pre-development in the fields of Connectivity, Human-machine Interface and Systems Integration.
He started his professional career at Volkswagen AG. Here, he held various positions in Process and Energy Technology as well as in the departments for Infotainment, Interactive Electronics and Systems Integration.
In 2009, Dr. Michels took over the role as Director of Development for Europe at MAGNA Electronics Europe GmbH & Co. KG and was CEO of Magna Electronics Austria GmbH at the same time.
Before joining Continental, he worked at Siemens AG as Head of Development for the Business Unit eCar Powertrain Systems where he was responsible for the development of engines, inverters and charging systems for electrical and hybrid vehicles.
Dr. Michels received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the university in Braunschweig.
Dr. Burkhard Huhnke
Vice President of Automotive at Synopsys
Dr. Burkhard Huhnke is the Vice President of Automotive at Synopsys.
Prior to joining the company in early 2018, he was SVP of Product Innovation & E-Mobility at VW, based in Silicon Valley. In this role, he synchronized VW's innovation activities and alliances to identify new concept ideas, business models, and partners in the U.S. and had end-to-end ownership of the electric vehicle platform in North America. Dr. Huhnke initiated the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) at Stanford University together with Stanford Professors Thrun, Nass, and Gerdes. He was the project leader for the autonomous car Volkswagen Passat Junior, participating in the DARPA Grand Challenge, and the Pikes Peak hill-climbing driverless Audi TTS. His positions in the U.S. and Germany included Senior GM, Electronics System Integration, and Whole Vehicle Integration. Dr. Huhnke serves as Research Fellow for the Hult Business School in San Francisco and is a member of the Board of Industry Leaders of SEMI.