Corporate Vice President of Siemens AG, head of Corporate Research and Technologies, head of the Corporate Development Center.
Keynote: Is Software & Service Research still need in ‘Horizon 2020’? – An Industry Perspective
CV: Reinhold Achatz is Corporate Vice President of Siemens AG and head of Corporate Research and Technologies and head of the Corporate Development Center. He is responsible for global corporate research and development at Siemens with ca. 5,800 employees worldwide.
Dr Achatz holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl. Ing.), from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg (1979), a Ph.D. in Information Technology in Mechanical Engineering (Dr. Ing.), from
the Technical University of Munich (2009) and was awarded an honorary advisory professorship from the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (2010).
In 1980, he joined Siemens AG Automation as a software engineer and held numerous management positions. In 2000, Dr Achatz joined Siemens Energy and Automation (SE&A) as vice president, served as a member of the Executive Committee and was responsible for US industrial automation and software business. In 2002, he was appointed vice president for Software and Engineering at Corporate Technology in Munich, responsible for software and engineering strategy, as well as the worldwide Software Initiative (SWI). He is a member of the Siemens Steering Committee Innovation and has been honoured as a “Siemens Top Innovator” for his outstanding innovations in software-based components for set-up, operations and execution accuracy of machine tools.
TT Group R&D Manager EU Joint Research
Keynote: Staying in the game: Strategies of Telecom Operators
CV: Duygu Oktem received her BS in Computer Engineering from Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey in 2005. She started working for the Ministry of Public Works and Settlement as software engineer. Then she joined The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and worked in the EU Framework Programmes National Coordination Office as the contact point of EUREKA ICT Clusters (CELTIC, ITEA2 and CATRENE).
During her years in TUBITAK she represented Turkey in EUREKA ICT Clusters, evaluated R&D projects submitted from Turkey, trained Turkish ICT firms about participating and managing multinational R&D Programmes. She joined Turk Telekom Group in 2009 and is currently working as R&D Manager in the Turk Telekom Group; responsible for EU joint research activities. She is also designing and coordinating R&D policy activities of Turk Telekom Group.
She is the chair of Software Working Group in national Electric and Electronic Technology Platform, Technical Committee Member of EUREKA Eurogia+ cluster and Steering Committee Member of NEM European Technology Platform. She still studies MS degree on Information Systems in Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara.
Head of Unit for Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures. Directorate General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
Invited Talk: Software and Services in Horizon 2020
CV: Rainer graduated in Engineering from the Technical University (TU) of Berlin in 1977 and obtained his Dr-Ing in 1985 from the same University. He worked from1977 to 1985 as a researcher for the TU Berlin and the Fraunhofer Society. He then joined the Commission as a Project Officer for projects in the fields of Production Engineering, High Performance Computing (1990) and Software (1992). In 1995 he became Head of Unit for Telematics between Administrations the IDA programme. After heading the Software and Systems unit (1999), the Unit for Nanoelectronics and Photonics (2005) and the Unit for Future Networks (2010) he is currently Head of Unit for Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures of the Directorate General for Information Society and Media.