SIP-adus Workshop 2020

Speakers List


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    Norifumi Ogawa

    Staff Manager
    Technical Research Dept.
    Mazda Motor Corporation

    Mr. Norifumi Ogawa joined Mazda Motor Corporation in 1984 and had been working in Electronics development department for Multimedia and Navigation engineering. In 2005 he had been dispatched to Mazda Motor Europe, R&D center as deputy general manager and had been responsible for vehicle research. In 2009, he returned to Mazda Motor corporation and managed Advanced Driver Assistance System engineering in Vehicle system development department. Then since 2015, he is working for ITS research in Technical Research department of Mazda Motor Corporation Tokyo HQ.
    In SIP adus project, he is an expert of Connected Vehicles and a chief of task force on V2X communication for Cooperative Driving Automation.


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    Christian Rousseau


    Working at Renault, Christian Rousseau has been, since 2013 Executive Expert Leader in the Corporate Strategy, Plan and Business Development Division , leading the Strategic Domain hMobility and transport systemsh, in charge to propose corporate strategy and plan in order to meet customers mobility needs and transportation evolution for further vehicle definition (product and services) and business development. Since 2015, he is also in charge of the Connected and Automated Driving global Eco-system development. Before, he has been working for 25 years in the fields of Research , Advanced Engineering, and Development of Automotive Electronic and 10 more years in the field of worldwide technical information, customer care at the After Sales Division and then Warranty Cost Reduction Corporate Plan leader at the Quality Division. He is also member of several EU organization such as the Eu ITS advisory Committee, the C2C consortium, ACEA, EUCAR, ERTRAC and vice chair of the ERTICO Board.
    Christian hold a PhD from Polytechnic Grenoble in Solid State Physics.

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    John Kenney

    Toyota InfoTech Labs
    United States of America

    Dr. John Kenney is Director of networking research and a Sr. Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTech Labs in Mountain View, California.
    He represents Toyota in international standards organizations and industry research consortia, including SAE, IEEE, ETSI and the Car2Car Communications Consortium.He also represents Toyota in DSRC Spectrum Sharing discussions with the US Government and the Wi-Fi industry. His research focuses on DSRC performance, congestion control, and standardization. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame.

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    Kevin Dopart

    Program Manager
    United States Department of Transportation
    United States of America

    Kevin is the USDOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office’s Program Manager for Vehicle Safety and Automation. His research program aims to enable safe, efficient, and equitable integration of automated vehicles into the transportation system. Previously, Kevin worked for Noblis, Inc. and the (now defunct) Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and began his career flying P-3 Orion aircraft worldwide for a U.S. Navy oceanographic research squadron.

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    Shinichiro Ebara

    Assistant Director
    New Generation Mobile Communications Office, Telecommunications Bureau
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

    Mr. EBARA is Deputy Director of New Generation Mobile Communications Office, Radio Dept., Telecommunications Bureau, MIC.
    He joined MIC in 2008. His recent career is as follows, Chief of General Affairs Division, Telecommunications Bureau, MIC (2012-2014).
    Deputy Director of Disaster Management Communications Office, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, MIC (2014-2016); Second Secretary / First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Turkey (2016-2019).

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    Yoshinori Aoki

    General Manager
    Smart Mobility Systems Promotion Division

    Mr. Yoshinori Aoki was appointed General Manager of Smart Mobility Systems Promotion Division in 2020.
    In his career at Nippon Signal, he has had a leading role in strengthening traffic controlling systems, and was promoted to Manager of Traffic Information System in Osaka branch in 2013, and General Manager of Smart Mobility Division in 2017.
    Mr. Aoki specializes in infrastructure system of automatic operation by cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems.