JP-IoT Summit-Speakers

Speakers

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KC Liu  |  Advantech

Chairman

K.C. Liu founded Advantech in 1983 and has been the Chairman ever since. From 2013 until now Advantech was recognized as a Top 10 Taiwan Global Brand by the prestigious brand-consulting firm Interbrand.
Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative, embedded and automation products and solutions; offering comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support through its extensive global network.

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KC Liu  |  Advantech

Chairman

K.C. Liu founded Advantech in 1983 and has been the Chairman ever since. From 2013 until now Advantech was recognized as a Top 10 Taiwan Global Brand by the prestigious brand-consulting firm Interbrand.
Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative, embedded and automation products and solutions; offering comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support through its extensive global network.

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Chaney Ho  |  Advantech

Executive Director of Board

As the Director of BOD of Advantech, Chaney Ho is in charge of the company’s global sales and marketing strategies. He is also leading the company in its new branding mission toward “Enabling an Intelligent Planet.” As a result of his leadership, Advantech has received recognition through the years from the prestigious brand-consulting firm Interbrand as one of the Top 10 Taiwan Global Brands.

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Chaney Ho  |  Advantech

Executive Director of Board

As the Director of BOD of Advantech, Chaney Ho is in charge of the company’s global sales and marketing strategies. He is also leading the company in its new branding mission toward “Enabling an Intelligent Planet.” As a result of his leadership, Advantech has received recognition through the years from the prestigious brand-consulting firm Interbrand as one of the Top 10 Taiwan Global Brands.

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Dr. Allan Yang  |  Advantech

Chief Technology Officer

Joined Advantech in Feb. 2014, Allan believes that the next big wave of Information and Communication Technology lies in Internet of Things, in which all industrial and business segments adopt connectivity and intelligences in ways that are yet to be fully exploited. Allan expects to solidly implement Advantech’s innovation platform to induce more creative service-ready solutions, and speed up solutions development pace helped by robust corporate technical foundation services and efficient solutions development processes.

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Dr. Allan Yang  |  Advantech

Chief Technology Officer

Joined Advantech in Feb. 2014, Allan believes that the next big wave of Information and Communication Technology lies in Internet of Things, in which all industrial and business segments adopt connectivity and intelligences in ways that are yet to be fully exploited. Allan expects to solidly implement Advantech’s innovation platform to induce more creative service-ready solutions, and speed up solutions development pace helped by robust corporate technical foundation services and efficient solutions development processes.

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Jonathan Ballon  |  Intel

Vice President, Internet of Things Group

General Manager, Vision Markets & Channels

Jonathan Ballon is vice president in the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) and general manager of the Vision, Markets and Channels division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for a global team chartered with driving and accelerating innovation and growth in various market segments. His team is a pioneer in artificial intelligence and deep learning applications with computer vision capabilities, supported by software tools & a robust ecosystem. Additionally, he leads the IoT channel routes-to-market and is responsible for Intel’s China engineering teams and business. Jonathan is passionate about the application of technology towards our environment, human productivity, safety, education, health and longevity.

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Jonathan Ballon  |  Intel

Vice President, Internet of Things Group

General Manager, Vision Markets & Channels

Jonathan Ballon is vice president in the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) and general manager of the Vision, Markets and Channels division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for a global team chartered with driving and accelerating innovation and growth in various market segments. His team is a pioneer in artificial intelligence and deep learning applications with computer vision capabilities, supported by software tools & a robust ecosystem. Additionally, he leads the IoT channel routes-to-market and is responsible for Intel’s China engineering teams and business. Jonathan is passionate about the application of technology towards our environment, human productivity, safety, education, health and longevity.

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Dipesh Patel  |  ARM

President, IoT Services Group

Dipesh is the President of IoT Services Group at Arm. Prior to this, he served as the EVP Incubation Businesses responsible for development of new businesses to create solutions to enable the Internet of Things. He was previously EVP Technical Operations, responsible for Arm's infrastructure used for IP development. Before this role he was general manager of the physical design group. Dipesh joined Arm in 1997 and has held senior management positions working primarily in System on Chip (SoC) related activities including vice president of technology for physical IP and director of research.

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Dipesh Patel  |  ARM

President, IoT Services Group

Dipesh is the President of IoT Services Group at Arm. Prior to this, he served as the EVP Incubation Businesses responsible for development of new businesses to create solutions to enable the Internet of Things. He was previously EVP Technical Operations, responsible for Arm's infrastructure used for IP development. Before this role he was general manager of the physical design group. Dipesh joined Arm in 1997 and has held senior management positions working primarily in System on Chip (SoC) related activities including vice president of technology for physical IP and director of research.

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Ken Sun │ Microsoft Taiwan

General Manager

A 17-year business professional with passion leading sales and marketing, developing partners, and building operational teams in delivering long-term growth and profitability for employees, partners and customers. Extensive experience in the field of test and measurement, industrial automation, energy management, consumer electronics, semiconductor in Asia working in multi-national organizations. Talent themes that describe me: Achiever, Activator, Learner, Maximizer, and Competition.

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Ken Sun │ Microsoft Taiwan

General Manager

A 17-year business professional with passion leading sales and marketing, developing partners, and building operational teams in delivering long-term growth and profitability for employees, partners and customers. Extensive experience in the field of test and measurement, industrial automation, energy management, consumer electronics, semiconductor in Asia working in multi-national organizations. Talent themes that describe me: Achiever, Activator, Learner, Maximizer, and Competition.

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Dr. Ralf Koeppe│Bosch Rexroth

CTO

From 2005 to 2011, he headed the R&D department of KUKA Roboter GmbH. And was responsible for the R&D of KUKA Laboratories GmbH from 2011 to 2014. Since 2014, he has been the Vice President Engineering and then CTO from 2017 at Bosch Rexroth.
Ralf Koeppe began his professional career in 1992 at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and completed his doctorate at the ETH Zurich in the field of robotics. He received the Georges Giralt Ph.D. Award (2002), the DLR Innovation Award (2002) ,and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Early Industry Career Award (2008).

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Dr. Ralf Koeppe│Bosch Rexroth

CTO

From 2005 to 2011, he headed the R&D department of KUKA Roboter GmbH. And was responsible for the R&D of KUKA Laboratories GmbH from 2011 to 2014. Since 2014, he has been the Vice President Engineering and then CTO from 2017 at Bosch Rexroth.
Ralf Koeppe began his professional career in 1992 at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and completed his doctorate at the ETH Zurich in the field of robotics. He received the Georges Giralt Ph.D. Award (2002), the DLR Innovation Award (2002) ,and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Early Industry Career Award (2008).

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Alfee Lee│Fujitsu Asia

CTO, Head of Digital Innovation Center

Alfee’s key missions are to Develop Fujitsu Regional Digital initiatives such as SMART Plant, Cities, Workplace, by integrating ICT solutions, Industrial solutions and Design Thinking approach to offer customer a suite of offerings base on their needs for Digital Transformation. He also work with Fujitsu Lab to develop further product offering to the Asia market.

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Alfee Lee│Fujitsu Asia

CTO, Head of Digital Innovation Center

Alfee’s key missions are to Develop Fujitsu Regional Digital initiatives such as SMART Plant, Cities, Workplace, by integrating ICT solutions, Industrial solutions and Design Thinking approach to offer customer a suite of offerings base on their needs for Digital Transformation. He also work with Fujitsu Lab to develop further product offering to the Asia market.

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Hajime Sugiyama │Mitsubishi Electric

IIoT Evangelist, Factory Automation

Hajime started his career in PLC production planning. He led the Big3 Powertrain Plant Project in USA, and has 6+ years in Europe and 20+ years in Automation, helping customers with IIoT installations. Hajime is one of the leading global speakers for e-F@ctory, Mitsubishi Electric’s IIoT initiative.

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Hajime Sugiyama │Mitsubishi Electric

IIoT Evangelist, Factory Automation

Hajime started his career in PLC production planning. He led the Big3 Powertrain Plant Project in USA, and has 6+ years in Europe and 20+ years in Automation, helping customers with IIoT installations. Hajime is one of the leading global speakers for e-F@ctory, Mitsubishi Electric’s IIoT initiative.

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Tom Moore │McAfee

Vice President of Worldwide OEM Sales

With strong worldwide background in OEM and software licensing, Tom specializes in general management, sales, and business development with track-record of success across global markets in both public and private companies. Expert in building and managing technology sales and marketing teams to develop new markets, secure new customers and establish presence in new markets.

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Tom Moore │McAfee

Vice President of Worldwide OEM Sales

With strong worldwide background in OEM and software licensing, Tom specializes in general management, sales, and business development with track-record of success across global markets in both public and private companies. Expert in building and managing technology sales and marketing teams to develop new markets, secure new customers and establish presence in new markets.

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Reenita Das │ Frost & Sullivan

Partner, Senior Vice President, Transformational Healthcare

Reenita Das is an industry expert with +25 years of healthcare marketing and consulting experience which include engaging with global clients and startups to develop and implement growth strategies. She is a passionate visionary, futurist, innovator and thought leader working towards changing healthcare. Das currently serves as Transformational Health Partner and Senior Vice President and is the first woman Partner at Frost & Sullivan.

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Reenita Das │ Frost & Sullivan

Partner, Senior Vice President, Transformational Healthcare

Reenita Das is an industry expert with +25 years of healthcare marketing and consulting experience which include engaging with global clients and startups to develop and implement growth strategies. She is a passionate visionary, futurist, innovator and thought leader working towards changing healthcare. Das currently serves as Transformational Health Partner and Senior Vice President and is the first woman Partner at Frost & Sullivan.