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Speakers

Elena Santiago Cid

Elena Santiago Cid

CEN and CENELEC Director General

 

Mrs Elena Santiago Cid has been CEN – European Committee for Standardization and CENELEC – European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization - Director General since 1 January 2010, and CENELEC Director General since 2003 - responsible for the direction and management of the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre (supporting the development of 1600 European standards per year), providing executive support to the activities of the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies and Administrative Boards. Currently implementing and engaged in the CEN CENELEC Digital transformation and Innovation strategic plans. She manages the institutional relations with the European Commission (member of the REFIT Platform and the ENISA Stakeholders group) and EFTA, is responsible for relations with the European sister organization ETSI, and internationally with ISO and IEC. Previously she was External Relations Director in UNE, Spanish National Standards body and seconded as Spanish national expert to Directorate-General III (Industry) responsible for negotiating the implementation of legislation in the electro technical field with the Member States, for establishing market surveillance programs, supporting the enlargement and multilateral trade agreements.

Vincent Laflèche

Vincent Laflèche

President, CEN

 

Vincent Laflèche is Director of the ‘École des Mines’ in Paris. From 2013 to 2016, he acted as chairman and CEO of the French Geological Survey (BRGM). In 2003, he became the Assistant General Manager of INERIS, the French public research institute on environment and industrial risk prevention, subsequently acting as CEO from 2007 to 2013. Previously, he held a variety of positions in insurance and engineering companies. He also had a number of commitments within the French Standardization Organization (AFNOR), including Chairmanship of the Strategic Committee ‘Environment and Societal Responsibility’. Mr Laflèche studied at the École Polytechnique and began his career at the French Ministry of Environment. He was named as CEN President Elect in June 2015 and has held the role of CEN President since 1 January 2017.

Kirsten Dunlop

Kirsten Dunlop

Chief Executive Officer, EIT Climate-KIC

 

Kirsten’s career spans academia, consulting, banking, insurance, strategy, design, innovation and leadership, across three continents. She joined Climate-KIC in February 2017 from an Australian financial services conglomerate, Suncorp.

She is committed to shaping and placing innovation to catalyse profound systemic change. Her vision for Climate-KIC is to co-create a multi-sided marketplace for transformation and the generation of innovation options to achieve a zero-carbon economy and a climate resilient society.

In her role at Suncorp, Kirsten founded and led a bespoke division focused on managing and responding to strategic risk through innovation, transforming core business and industry models from within.

Prior to roles in Second Road, KPMG and Suncorp in Australia, Kirsten led the Generali Group Innovation Academy for Assicurazioni Generali in Italy, pioneering proprietary thinking in the areas of Strategic Risk management, strategic innovation, strategic leadership development and cultural change.

Kirsten holds a Ph.D. in cultural history.

Christoph Winterhalter

Christoph Winterhalter

Vice-President Policy, CEN

 

Christoph Winterhalter is the Chairman of the Executive Board of DIN, the German national standardization body. Before joining DIN he spent more than 20 years in industry working for the ABB group. He initially worked in various engineering, R&D and product management functions in Germany, Norway and the USA before he became responsible business unit manager for ABB’s robot automation and robotics products business in Germany. In 2010 he changed to ABB Corporate research as director of the German Research Centre until he was promoted head of ABB’s global Machinery Controls and Automation business end of 2013. Since July 2016 he joined DIN as Chairman of the Executive Board driving customer orientation and digital transformation within the standardization system by encouraging all internal and external stakeholders to be open minded and open for change in order to shape the future with standardization. Mr. Winterhalter was elected member of the CEN Administrative board and the ISO Council in 2017. He has been elected as CEN Vice-President Policy for the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.

Scott  Steedman

Scott Steedman

Director of Standards and Executive Director, BSI Group

 

Dr Scott Steedman CBE is Director of Standards, BSI Group where he is responsible for the UK National Standards Body, representing the UK internationally and advising industry and Government on the role of standardization and knowledge transfer in innovation, growth and sustainable development. Formerly a lecturer in engineering and Fellow at Cambridge University, Scott spent 20 years working in industry for consulting and contracting companies on major infrastructure and building projects around the world.

Dr Steedman is an Executive Director on the Group Board of BSI. He recently completed six years as a non-executive director of the Port of London Authority and is a former Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

In 2007 Dr Steedman was awarded the US Government Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his work on the Hurricane Katrina investigation. He was awarded ‘Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire’ (CBE) in 2010 for services to engineering.

Dr Steedman has been serving as Vice President (policy) for the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) since January 2017, having been a member of the ISO Council board since 2012. As Vice President (policy) for ISO, Dr Steedman is the senior Vice President in the organisation and chairs the Strategy and Policy Committee, the Oversight Committee and the IT Strategy Advisory Group. As Vice President (policy), he is currently responsible for taking the lead on, and managing the development of the new ISO Strategy 2030.

Dr Steedman is also a member of the Administrative Board of the European Standards Organisation (CEN) and served as Vice President (policy) from 2013-2017. He is Secretary of the UK national committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Peter  Dröll

Peter Dröll

Director for Prosperity, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission

 

Peter works in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and innovation since 2008, first in charge of innovation, since 2016 for Industrial Technologies. Previous positions in the Commission include financial control, environment policy and enlargement policy. From 2004-2008 he was Head of Cabinet of the Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik ‘.

Peter is a lawyer by training with a doctorate degree in German constitutional law and European law.

Carmen Ianosi

Carmen Ianosi

Innovation and Policy Officer DG Connect - Communications Networks, Content & Technology, European Commission

 

Experienced policy and innovation advisor with an entrepreneurial mind-set, always searching for new trends in digital and startups. Connector and part of the Startup Europe and Innovation Radar team. With a demonstrated history of working in the public policy industry and skilled in Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, and International Relations. Strong research and innovation policy development professional with a Masters focused on Public Administration and Intellectual Property rights from Solvay Brussels School. Specialised in the development of Tech Finance Programs and the sourcing and financing of tech-based start-ups.

Fabio Taucer

Fabio Taucer

Deputy Head of Unit at the JRC Unit for Scientific Development, European Commission

 

Fabio Taucer is Deputy Head of Unit at the JRC Unit for Scientific Development. He is responsible for the coordination of all JRC research infrastructures and for the implementation of the open access strategy to JRC experimental facilities. He coordinates all standardisation related activities at the JRC, in particular for linking research and innovation with standardisation and in providing technical support and scientific advice in the preparation of the European Commission's Annual Union Work Programme on Standardisation.

Andrea Rusconi Clerici

Andrea Rusconi Clerici

Co-Founder & CTO, USound

 

Andrea Rusconi Clerici has 20 years technical experience in R&D, product development, manufacturing engineering and operations in the MEMS industry. He has experience in research (Fraunhofer Institute), large companies (STMicroelectronics, Maxim Integrated) and start-up (Sensordynamics, USound). He co-founded USound with the mission of bringing MEMS based micro speakers to the market.

Tom Oostrom

Tom Oostrom

Managing Director, Dutch Kidney Foundation

 

Tom Oostrom (1964) has been Managing Director of the Dutch Kidney Foundation since 2010. He started as head of the policy section in 2005. With the motto "Life comes first" the Kidney Foundation gives everything to make sure kidney patients survive ánd their quality of life improves. Tom Oostrom learned from practice: he started out as a nurse. His drive is to make a real difference for kidney patients, to help make their lives livable. This is neccesary, because a renal disease is severe and makes a deep impact in someones life.

In Leiden Oostrom studied to become a nurse (1986). He studied Policy & Management in Healthcare at Erasmus University Rotterdam (1991). During his studies he worked as a district nurse.

From 2012 till 2019 Oostrom has been the chair of the cooperating healthcare funds (Samenwerkende Gezondheidsfondsen) in which 20 large funds are united. He is also a member of the Regiegroep Life Sciences & Health and is committed to promote active involvement of healthcare funds in the topsector policy. Oostrom feels healthcare funds shouldn't only invest in regular scientific research, but also dare to tie themselves to tangible, daring targets such as the portable artificial kidney. In 2019 Oostrom was honored as the most influential person in the Dutch philanthropy.

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis

Director of the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group,, Trinity college Dublin

 

A biography will appear here shortly.

Dan Plamer

Dan Plamer

Associate Director of Committees, BSI

 

A biography will appear here shortly.

Magnus Karlsson

Magnus Karlsson

Chairman and national expert, TK 532 Innovation management, SIS Swedish Institute for Standards Project manager, Innovation management system, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

 

Senior innovation management specialist, Amplify AB
Research fellow, IMIT Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology
Chairman of the Board of Innovationsledarna, The Association for Innovation Management Professionals in Sweden
Adjunct professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2011-17
Director, Innovation management, Group Function Strategy, Ericsson, 2007-17
PhD, Technology and social change, LiU Linköping University, 1998
Master of Science, MSc Applied Physics 1988

Ged Owens

Ged Owens

European Patent Office, Munich - Coordinator in International Cooperation, including ICT and “Patents and Standards”

 

Ged is engaged in International Cooperation at the EPO, responsible for coordinating EPO activities relating to the interactions between the global patent system and “Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things”, including patenting of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, and interactions with international standards development, including telecommunications (“smart phones”). Ged liaises with standards development organisations, with the European Commission, and with other stakeholders in this area.

Ged also coordinates international relations with various countries including India and Israel.

Ged has been working at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich for over 30 years. Holding degrees in Biochemical Engineering, and Human-Computer Interaction, he worked firstly as a patent examiner, then for many years on managing business and user-related aspects of computer projects. He has also coordinated activities in IP5 WG2, in bilateral activities between EPO and WIPO, and Public Policy Issues, including the interactions of the global patent system with initiatives in climate change, ICT standards, and life sciences.

Knut Blind

Knut Blind

Professor for Innovation Economics

 

Prof. Dr. Knut Blind studied economics, political science and psychology at Freiburg University. In the course of his studies he spent one year at Brock University (Canada), where he was awarded a BA. Finally, he took his Diploma in Economics and later his doctoral degree at Freiburg University. Between 1996 and 2010 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, as a senior researcher and at last as head of the Competence Center "Regulation and Innovation". In April 2006 Knut Blind was appointed Professor of Innovation Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Berlin University of Technology. Between 2008 and 2016 he held also the endowed chair of standardisation at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University. From April 2010 he is linked to the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems in Berlin. In 2012, he initiated both the Berlin Innovation Panel and the German Standardization Panel. Besides numerous articles on standardization he published further contributions on patents and further innovation aspects in refereed journals.

Rik  van Terwisga

Rik van Terwisga

CEO , NEN, the Royal Dutch Standardization Institute

 

Since 2018 Rik (62) is CEO of NEN, the Royal Dutch Standardization Institute. NEN brings together (inter-)national stakeholders helping them to achieve widely accepted standards. NEN also promotes the application of standards in all industry sectors. Internationally NEN works closely together within CEN/CENELEC in the EU and globally within ISO and IEC. NEN has 300 employees and is located in Delft.

Rik started his career as Health Care and Real Estate management consultant at Twynstra Gudde, a leading NL independent management consultancy firm. Later he became partner and in 2003 Managing Director.

Since 2008 he was CEO at Vitens: NL’s largest drinking water company. Also operating in developing countries around the world. In that period he was also supervisor at Wetsus, European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology.

Before he joined NEN Rik was interim manager BU Water at engineering firm Tauw and Sector leader Natural Resources at Ecorys: policy research and consulting on water and climate issues for NL, EU and global clients.

At this moment he is also Chairman Supervisory Board at Martini Hospital Groningen, Member Advisory Panel at the Dutch Council for Accreditation and Chairman Endowed Chair Standardisation at RSM/EUR.

Rik is educated as Civil engineer at Delft University of Technology (1983: Constructive Hydraulics and Civil Business Administration).

Michel Neu

Michel Neu

International Expert CEA Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Connect

 

Michel Neu is graduated physicist. In 2002, he joined CEA’s central Technology Transfer (TT) Office as Head of Intellectual Property (IP) and Contracts Department. He participated in many European IP Experts groups.

Since 2009, he is also involved in standardisation activities, for example the French AFNOR Innovation Committee. From 2010 to 2014, he was also head of the IP Committee of the KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) INNOENERGY of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). He wrote numerous articles on standardization, innovation,TT and IP in several journals. He is also speaker or lecturer in several European conferences or trainings on innovation, IP,TT or standardization. Since 2014, he is International Expert in IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and Technology Transfer at CEA. Since October 2015, he is also chairman of EARTO's Legal Working Group. Since 2019, he is also Independent Expert (intuitu personae) on knowledge transfer issues with the European Commission (currently two working groups)

Spiro Dhapi

Spiro Dhapi

Legal Adviser, CEN-CENELEC

 

Spiro Dhapi is Legal Adviser with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). Spiro is a graduate of Law from the University of Athens (LLB) with additional post-graduate studies in Public International Law at the University of Athens (LLM), and in Business Law and Technology at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law – Boalt Hall (LLM).

Having been licensed as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law with the New York Bar, Spiro has developed an extensive practical experience with European and US entities providing advice on Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Privacy, Cybersecurity and International transactions. Prior to joining CEN and CENELEC Spiro has also served as alternate Member with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), contributing to the shaping of EU policy initiatives with impact on the Digital Economy. Within CEN and CENELEC, Spiro provides legal advice on a variety of legal aspects for Standardization, including Patents, Copyrights and Competition.

Karl  Grün

Karl Grün

Director Standards Development, Austrian Standards International

 

Dr. Karl Grün, born 1965 in Vienna, Austria, is working for Austrian Standards International since 1994 and is Director Standards Development leading the standards development department of Austrian Standards International, including the involvement in research & innovation projects. At European level he is member in the Technical Board of the European Committee for Standardization CEN, Chairman of CEN/BT Technical Committee Management Group (TCMG) and Chairman CEN/BT Working Group 216 Internal Regulations. He made his PhD in physics at the Technical University of Vienna. He is member in the Working Group on Standards of the Association Industry 4.0 Austria – The Platform for Smart Production and Lecturer at Universities in Austria about standardization.

Pascal Poupet

Pascal Poupet

Head of Department of International Affairs, Afnor Group

 

Pascal Poupet was a guest professor at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional de Quito (Ecuador), after which he graduated as Doctor in sciences of the University of Orléans in France. In 1990, he joined the French standards association AFNOR, to manage technical committees in European and International standards organizations. As such, he took part in the design of the first international standards for environmental management.

In 1997, he took over the management of AFNOR’s standard department for digital technologies, transports and energy. One of his flagship projects was the creation of a monitoring centre of the manifold private standards outfits set up by international ICT corporations, also known as consortia.

In 2007, he joined the European Committee for Standardization as Director, Standards. As such, he was responsible for the technical governance of CEN (Technical Board), the operation of the teams of consultants entrusted with the evaluation of harmonized standards and the design of a new mechanism to support innovation in standards.
He returned to AFNOR in 2010 as senior policy manager, to develop the standardization strategy and to set up the governance of standardization foreseen in the then new French legal framework. As such, he has managed since its inception the Standardization coordination and steering committee, which is the oversight body entrusted with the organization of the French standardization system.
He has also managed AFNOR’s endowment fund since its foundation in 2011.
Since 2014, he has been heading AFNOR standardization’s International affairs department. As such, he has been representing France in the Technical Board of CEN and was a steady contributor to the European Commission’s Joint Initiative on standardization until its closure in June 2019.

Katherine Hunter

Katherine Hunter

BSI Group

 

Speaker bio will appear here shortly...

Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares

Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares

Innovation and Technology Director, MONDRAGON Corporation

 

Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares has a BSc. in Electronics and Automation Physics and a MSc. in Electronics and Automation, both from the University of the Basque Country. He is currently Innovation and Technology Director of MONDRAGON Corporation. He has 25 years of experience in Technology and Product Development and Innovation Management, in sectors such as Automotive, Household Appliances and Capital Goods. He worked in General Electric, Tecnalia, Copreci and also in Koniker Technology Centre as its General Manager.

From April 2011 Eduardo Beltrán is member of the board of directors of EFFRA – European Factories of the Future Research Association.

Eduardo Beltrán is the chairman of the Eureka Cluster SMART for Advanced Manufacturing, member of ECSEL group of experts Industry4.E LIASE and member of the IEC SyC Smart Manufacturing.

Christian Mayeur

Christian Mayeur

Director, AFNOR Innovation and Development

 

Head of Development & Innovation at AFNOR (French Standards Organization)
Managing a team engaged in prospective, promotion and prospecting in the field of co-creation of common references for life, economy and society. We support French business champions in their global strategies as well as French autorities in their vision related to the big stakes of our common future. With our partners from all the components of the Society, we combine Human Innovation and Digital Transformation, the competitiveness issues and the public interest.

Chairman of Institut Esprit Service (Service Spirit Institute) at MEDEF (leading network of entrepreneurs in France)

Associate Pr. at IAE Aix en Provence Business School, lecturer in « Service Innovation » in the Master « Service Management & Marketing »

Before joining AFNOR, Christian has been an Executive in France Télécom/Orange Group until 1999 (Total Quality Director in Long Distance Networks Division), a member of the board of Lacroix-Ruggieri Group (Pyrotechnologies), in charge of Quality, Innovation and Service (2000-2003), and a Senior consultant and entrepreneur in Service Innovation (2004-2016)

Longstanding commitment in standardization : As an executive in France Telecom/Orange and Lacroix Ruggieri, Christian has been the chairman of a Strategic committee focused on « Management & Services » at AFNOR (1996-2007)

Christian holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and certificates in Business Strategy (INSEAD / Kelley School of Business, Indiana University) and Coaching (Paris, France and Palo Alto, California)

Fernando Utrilla Ortega

Fernando Utrilla Ortega

Head of R&I department, UNE

 

Education as Mechanical Engineer at Zaragoza University, Spain. After working for a period in metal manufacturing industry, joined the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE (formerly known as AENOR until 2016). More than 18 years’ experience in managing standardization activities, first on different topics related to engineering and after moved into standardization on Innovation Management at national, European and international levels (UNE 166000, CEN/TS 16555 and ISO 56000 series). Thus, gradually entering the world of innovation.

Since 2012, Head of R&I department in UNE, responsible for all aspects related to the integration of standardization, research and innovation, especially in the context of Horizon 2020 and similar public funding programs. Putting theory into practice by coordinating UNE’s participation in more than 60 funded R&I projects so far. Also responsible for promotion, information and training to the research and innovation communities, speaking and lecturing in different events and training courses, coordinating interaction with Public Administrations and conducting the Spanish contribution to the relevant standardization related European fora.

Ruggero Lensi

Ruggero Lensi

Vice-President Technical, CEN

 

Ruggero Lensi has been the Director General of the Italian Standardization Organization (UNI) since February 2017. He joined UNI in 1995, holding the positions of Head of the Standardization Department between 2000 and 2003, Technical Director until 2010 and Director of External Relations, New Business and Innovation until February 2017. Mr Lensi represented UNI for ten years on the CEN Technical Board (BT), where he served as Convenor of several Working Groups and also chaired the CEN/BT Technical Committee Management Group between 2004 and 2007. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University in Milan.

Magnus Hakvåg

Magnus Hakvåg

CEO, House of Knowledge AS, Norway

 

Hakvåg has 19 years of experience within innovation, IP, IPR, standards and entrepreneurship. His has been a lecturer and researcher at the NTNU Center for Entrepreneurship and a National expert at CEN TC 389 Innovation Management(EN TS 16555-series). At present Hakvåg is the CEO of House of Knowledge AS and National expert and Convener for Terminology and Vocabulary at ISO TC 279 Innovation Management(to be published as 56000:2020) and involved in the development of the OECD Oslo Manual 4ed:2018. Hi is part of the European Commissions - “Joint Initiative for Standardisation - Action 3” and has been a consultative body for the Norwegian ministry of Trade and commerce on IPR and Standards. Hakvåg originally holds a degree as MSc. In Biophysics and Medical technology from NTNU

Andrea Höglinger

Andrea Höglinger

Head of Division European and International Programmes, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

 

Andrea Höglinger is Head of Division European and International Programmes at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and acts as the Austrian NCP-Coordinator (National Contact Point Coordination) for Horizon 2020.
She is an expert in European research funding programmes and worked for almost 10 years as National Contact Point for the Social Sciences and Humanities at an European level.
Andrea Höglinger holds a degree in Social and Economic Sciences from the University of Vienna. Before she joined FFG she had worked for a private research organisation in Austria for several years.

Alfred Radauer

Alfred Radauer

Principal Consultant, Lead in Intellectual Property & Standards (IPS), Technopolis Group Austria

 

Alfred Radauer has more than 20 years of experience in conducting studies, evaluations, impact assessments as well as providing strategic advice on matters related to research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI). He is heading the thematic team on ‘Intellectual Property & Standards (IPS)’ at Technopolis, a leading European consultancy on RTDI issues. A considerable part of his work therefore deals with standardisation issues, sometimes in interrelation with regulation, sometimes in interrelation with IP and/or strategic policy making. More particularly, already in 2009, he authored a study on the feasibility of a mandatory registration system of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC (later amended to 2014/53/EC). Since 2011, he has been on a yearly basis contracted by the EPO to provide economic impact assessments of inventions nominated for the European Inventor Award. Of the up to 50 such inventions analysed in detail every year, a good proportion have been dealing directly or indirectly with standards and their economic impacts (be it inventions that became parts of standards such as Bluetooth, WiFi, 3/4/5G; or the effects of standards e.g. on product safety and compliance with environmental standards). Another example is the support study to the IPRED evaluation (Directive 2004/48/EC), which also dealt with the enforcement issues around Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). One of Alfred´s major research and consulting interest lies in how to better link standardisation topics and actors of the standardisation system (e.g., SDOs) with the right partners (intermediaries, multipliers, innovation support agencies) in national and supra-national innovation systems. This follows the observation that historically the innovation system and research community paid relatively little attention to standardisation topics.

René Lindner

René Lindner

DIN

 

Speaker bio will appear here shortly...

Hermann  Behrens

Hermann Behrens

Head of Innovation Department, DIN

 

Hermann Behrens is head of the innovation department at DIN and responsible for the development of new fields of work (ENA) and development accompanying standardization (EBN). Within ENA he is responsible for the coordination of DIN SPEC standardization activities and innovation management for the development of convergent innovative topics. EBN includes DIN's participation in national and European research projects, the management of DIN's own DIN Connect funding programme and the coordination of DIN's standardization and teaching activities. Furthermore, Hermann Behrens represents DIN in the European working group CEN/CENELEC/BT Working Group STAIR Standardization and Innovation and Research and he is a member of the research advisory board of FIR Research Institute for Rationalization at Aachen-University.

Martin McGurk

Martin McGurk

Senior Innovation Lead-Business Growth and Innovation Management, UKRI-Innovate UK

 

Dr Martin McGurk has recently joined UKRI-Innovate UK as Senior Innovation Lead-Business Growth and Innovation Management, to develop its business facing activities in support of innovative businesses who want to grow, internationalise and scale.

He is also current president of the trade association Technology Innovation International (TII) and a member of several British and ISO Standards Committees e.g. TC 279 drafting ISO 56002 et seq (the Innovation Management standards family).

Previously he spent 13 years at RTC North Ltd, working to develop the Enterprise Europe Network and other innovation and internationalisation services in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, alongside consultancy work with both businesses and government agencies, project evaluation/key expert "stuff" for the European Commission etc, rising to the role of Business Development Director.

A graduate in mechanical and materials engineering from Newcastle University, Martin has a PhD in Wear Resistant Coatings. Prior to RTC North, he worked as an engineer for PSA Peugeot Citroen and Schott Glaeverbal before moving into the world of SMEs: first as a lean consultant, then managing steel fabrication/construction and latterly factory process automation businesses.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martinmcgurk

Olivier Peyrat

Olivier Peyrat

Director General, AFNOR

 

A biography will appear here shortly.

Thomas Bock

Thomas Bock

Professor, Technical University of Munich

 

The research activities of Prof. Bock (b. 1957) center since 35 years on automation and robotics in construction. He worked in Iran, Germany and Spain where he designed modular building systems and supervised its prefabrication and on site construction. He holds a commercial pilot license with multi engine land and instrument flight ratings of the FAA in USA since 1979. In his research activities he designs the product as well as the process of robotic construction from planning, robotic prefabrication, on site robotics, robotic building maintenance its robotic renovation and demolition. Further specialty is his notion of “life support systems” inspired by space stations to empower elderly for independent life, work and mobility by robotic environment for an aging society. He studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and high rise structures and design at the IIT in Chicago. Prof. Bock did his doctorate at the University of Tokyo on construction robotics. He held a “poste rouge” at CNRS in France and established first European construction robotics commission in Paris. In 1989 he became professor for automation in construction management at the civil engineering faculty of Karlsruhe University before becoming chair professor for building realization and robotics in 1997 at TU Munich. He is the cofounder and director of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction in Bratislava, director of the Asian Habitat Society in Beijing, the International Institute of Construction Information in Tokyo etc.. Prof. Bock is an advisor to the French Ministère de l’Emploi, de la Cohésion Sociale et du Logement and Singapore for construction robotization an industrialization by modularization. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Construction, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Prof. Bock co/authored about 500 articles in English, French, Japanese, Russian and German and holds various honorary professorships, doctorship, fellowship, visiting and special assigned professorships, is also involved in editing several journals “Automation in Construction”, “Innovation in Construction”, “Construction Robotics” etc. and publishes the world wide first book series on “Construction Robotics” with Cambridge University Press since 2015.

Logistics

When

Wednesday 13 November, 2019
08.30 to 17.00

CET

 

Where

SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre

Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 515 13 22

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