Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg is a Silicon Valley executive, entrepreneur and marketing specialist.

At the iMinds / FIA conference, he will be giving a keynote speech on ‘The Internet of Things‘.

Andrew Herbert

Andrew Herbert is a Microsoft distinguished engineer and is Chairman of Microsoft Research EMEA.

Michel Akkermans

Michel Akkermans is Chairman and CEO of Clear2Pay, an innovative e-finance company focused on delivering globally applicable solutions for secure electronic payments.

Danny Goderis

Danny Goderis is Vice President Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Benelux.
In his present position, Danny is leading Bell Labs in the Benelux, the Research and
Venturing organisation of Alcatel-Lucent.

Danny will hold a presentation during the Venturing break out session.

Oliver Schreer

Dr. Oliver Schreer is working since 1998 as project leader in the Immersive Media & 3D Video Group at Image Processing Department of Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute.

During the break out sessions Oliver Schreer, Philippe Bekaert & Jean-François Macq will discuss ‘The Immersive Experiences“.

Philippe Bekaert

Philippe Bekaert is associate professor in computer science and project leader at the Expertise Center for Digital Media of Hasselt University.

Jean-François Macq

jean-francois MacqJean-François Macq is a Research Engineer at Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, in Antwerp, Belgium, where he is currently working on interactive and panoramic video delivery in the framework of the European FP7 project FascinatE.

Flavio Cucchietti

Flavio Cucchietti is Board member of the Italian standardization institution in the electrical, electronic and telecommunications (CEI).

Sam Samuel

Sam Samuel is currently Executive Director of Bell Labs Ireland and UK. He became a Bell
Labs Fellow in 2006 for his work on Flat Cellular Architectures

Flavio Cucchietti, Sam Samuel & Andrew Houghton are one of the speakers debating the topic of ‘Green ICT‘.

Andrew Houghton

Andrew Houghton is Deputy Head of the Unit “Future Networks”, in the Directorate-General Information Society and Media of the European Commission.

Herbert Van de Sompel

Herbert Van de Sompel is the team leader of the Prototyping Team at the Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Herbert will present “Memento: Time Travel for the Web” during the media break-out session.

Ben Verwaayen

Ben Verwaayen is CEO of Alcatel-Lucent and also Chairman of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Climate Change Board.

At the Joint plenary session Ben Verwaayen will defend the business point of view.

Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes is Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner.

Neelie Kroes will represent the government view.

Fabio Neri

Fabio Neri is Full Professor at the Electronics Department of Politecnico di Torino. is research interests are in the fields of performance evaluation of communication networks, high-speed and all-optical networks, packet switching architectures, energy efficient networking, and queuing theory.

Dr. Neri will hold a presentation on Research topics and issues faces in TREND, the FP7 Network of Excellence on Energy-Efficient Networking, as part of the break-out session on Green ICT.

Harm Belt

Harm Belt is principal research scientist with Philips Research, where since 1997 he has been working on various speech and 2D/3D video signal processing topics. Currently he is project leader in the Video and Image Processing group.

Mr. Belt will present in the break-out session in immersive experience.

Sape Mullender

Sape Mullender is Director of Network Systems in Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Laboratories and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

Mr. Mullender will present his views on “Living on Cloud 9 – Support for Dependable Services in the Cloud” within the session on media value chain.

Harry Sorgeloos

Harry Sorgeloos is Director of Research and Innovation at VRT.

He will present his views on the media value chain in the iMinds break-out session on this topic.