KEY SPEAKERS & SECTION CHAIRMEN

Michael Heiss

Principal for Digital Enterprise at Siemens AG Austria (responsible for the pilot factories in Austria) and Professor for Innovation at TU-Wien. He studied Electrical Engineering in Vienna, made a post-doc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of self-learning systems, habilitated in the field of control engineering at TU-Wien, started his industry career at Bosch and is since 1996 with Siemens in various leading positions for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Management, e.g. global Vice President for Knowledge, Innovation, and Technology Management at Siemens IT Solutions and Services, or Principal for Open Innovation and Scouting at the Siemens Chief Technology Office, where he was globally responsible for the Open Innovation Networks at Siemens. Chair of IEEE Austria and Chair of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS), Chapter Central Europe.

Valery Tikhvinskiy

Doctor of Economics Science (2003), Ph.D. Degree in Radio engineering (1988), Member of European Standards Organization (ETSI),
(TC/M2M, TC/ERM, TC/STQ) and oneM2M Partnership Project.
Actively participated in ITU (ITU-R SG1), CEPT/ECC (ENC/WG RA, ENC/WG/FM). ITU Field Expert ID: 06169. ITU-D Mission: Erevan-2001 (Armenia), Sana’a-2005 (Yemen) and Astana (2014). Visit-Professor of Tunisian Telecommunication Institute (IsetCom, Tunisia) and International Information Technologies University (IITU, Kazakhstan), published over 330 scientific papers on Economic-legal, QoS – problems of telecommunications, Spectrum Management and EMC issues, author of 15-th books on Economic-legal and Technological issues of Internet of Things and 2G/3G/4G/5G mobile communications. Chief Editor of T-Comm Journal, Editorial Board Member of ITT Journal.

Petr Doucek

Full Professor – Department of Systems Analysis (FIS). Independent scientist – Department of Banking and Insurance (FFU). Institute chief official – Department of Systems Analysis (FIS). Vice-dean – Faculty of Informatics and Statistics University of Economics, Prague.

Marcelo Sampaio de Alencar

Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, 1980, Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, from Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB), Brazil, 1988 and Ph.D. from University of Waterloo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Canada, 1993. Marcelo S. Alencar has more than 35 years of engineering experience, and 25 years as an IEEE Member, currently as Senior Member. For 18 years he worked for the Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Paraiba, where he was Full Professor and supervised more than 40 graduate and several undergraduate students. Since 2003, he is Chair Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil.

Marina Yashina

Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov (1979), PhD of Physics and Mathematics (1989) in differential equations and dynamical systems, Doctor tech. Sciences (2001) Head Department of Higher Mathematics Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University (MADI) and professor of the Department of Mathematical Cybernetics and IT MTUCI. Academician of the International Academy of Informatization, Specialist in the field of dynamic systems, mathematical modeling of complex socio-technical systems, analysis of flows on complex networks, intelligent systems in transport. IEEE member, member of the Expert Council on Mathematics and Mechanics of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation, member of program committees of international conferences TGF (Traffic and Granular Flow), ICCMA (Control, mexatronics and automation), ICCMIT (Communication, management and IT), etc. Author of over 150 publications.

Bayram Ibrahimov

Doctor of technical sciences, Professor (2007) of the department “Telecommunication systems and information security” of Azerbaijan Technical University. For one term, he worked as the head of the Department of Multichannel Telecommunication Systems (2016) and was twice elected dean of the Faculty of Radio Engineering and Communications (2010 – 2017). The author or co-author of more than 510 scientific works, which include 12 patents of the USSR, the Russian Federation and the Azerbaijan Republic, 5 textbooks, 8 textbooks and 5 books in the form of a monograph. He has ten academic papers in Scopus and Web of Science. He completed a scientific internship through the TACIS line in the UK (1998), at the invitation of the telecommunications company ZTE in the People’s Republic of China (2010), as well as in the USA (2014). Field of research – the basics of telecommunication theory, signaling systems and protocols telecommunication network, cryptography theory, analysis of multiservice communication networks of the NGN and FN, teletraffic, information security.

Andrei Akhremenko

Doctor of political science, professor, academic supervisor of Master’s Programme “Applied Politics” at National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow).  From 2018 to 2020 – vice dean for research at The Faculty of Social Sciences (HSE), chair of the Scientific Committee. Received his doctoral (2009) degree from Moscow State University, where he used to work for more than 20 years.  The main field of research – agent-based models and system dynamics in social sciences, quantitative analysis of political mobilization. Author of more than 60 publications, including two textbooks and two monographs on statistical analysis in political science.

Vladimir Dokuchaev

Professor (2001), Doctor of Technical Sciences (1999), Senior Science Researcher Degree in Telecommunication Networks and Teletraffic (1992), Ph.D. Degree (1990), TEMIC Fellow (2000).
Member (Expert) of Group on Capacity Building Initiatives International Telecommunication Union (GCBI ITU), Switzerland .
https://academy.itu.int/index.php/main-activities/gcbi/membership.
IEEE member. Full member of the the International Academy of Informatization (IAI). Author of more than 200 scientific and academic publications and two monographs in the field of Telecommunication Networks Management, Teletraffic, Information Security, Data Risk Management, Human Capacity Building.

Ali Harmouch

Dr. Ali Houssein Harmouch, an associate professor at the faculty of Enginnering of the Lebanese University at the Electrical and Electronics department (Université Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon). Graduated in 2001 with a PhD degree in Antennas and Applied Electromagnetics from Moscow Technical University of Telecommunication and Informatics. Leading a team within the doctoral school of Lebanese University, where many professors and Master or PhD students are working on different topics like UWB antennas, High power antennas, Antennas for mobile applications, Transformation optics in Antenna applications, Bio-electromagnetics and some topics on EM propagation. 2009 – 2012 (Notre Dame University, Lebanon, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon); 2012 (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, United States); 2010 – 2011 (American University of Science & Technology, Beirut, Lebanon); 2009 (NDU, Lebanon)

Albert Waal

Ph.D., CEO of RFmondial GmbH, Hannover, Germany RFmondial – a member of the DRM consortium with extensive experience and know-how in digital audio broadcasting, both DRM-AM and DRM-FM. Working closely with the Leibniz University of Hanover ensures olso a high level of research expertise (Dr Albert Waal  previously was Senior Research Fellow in Leibniz University of Hanover at the Department of Communications Technology).

Eric Dulkeith

Dr. Eric Dulkeith is a Senior Executive of the Strategy & Innovation Group in Detecon’s Silicon Valley office in California, USA. The main focus of his activities is on innovation management and business development of converging technologies, products & services, and markets. Eric has more than 20 years of experience in communication technology covering the entire chain of product evolution from scientific application-driven research via near-rollout design and development of communication technology to currently deployed in-the-field technology. Before joining Detecon, he worked at the IBM Watson Research Center in New York on the analysis and benchmarking of future optical on-chip communication architectures. Prior to his engagement at IBM, he was a team member of the Semiconductor Fault Isolation Division at Siemens/Infineon Technologies. Besides his doctoral education in nanotechnology (physics) he also attended several classes for Business Management at New York University (NYU).

Nellija Bogdanova

Nellija Bogdanova, Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Sciences of Daugavpils University (2010), Latvia, Doctor of Pedagogy (2005), Master of Computer Sciences (1993).

Zoltan Petovari

Dr. Zoltan Petovari, Nuclear Power Engineer, Paks, Hungary