Experts / Moderators - Mobilis 2014


Workshop A1
Supporting structures, institutions and process: What is necessary to accelerate the market uptake of electric mobility?


François With

Chief Executive Officer

Stefan Hartmann

Vlotte Vorarlberger Kraftwerke, Autriche

Project Staff

  • Cluster Manager at and founder of Akronym GmbH. He has profound experience in concept development, implementation and operation of regional development agencies, automotive sector as well as innovation and marketing consultancy. Key activity areas include marketing and organisational development, innovation, economic promotion, regional development and location management.
  • During the past two years Stefan Hartmann has gained profound project experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy. His focus was on technological and economic stock, planning and spending analysis. Increasingly, the focus of his work is shifting towards participation in national and international energy efficiency and electromobility projects.

Gilles Furet


  • Diplômé de HEC et de l'Institut d'Etudes Politique de Paris, Gilles Furet a occupé différents postes (commercial, développement, projets internationaux, Direction Financière) avant d'intégrer la Direction Mobilité Electrique en 2002 où il est actuellement Chargé de Mission, notamment pour les questions économiques et financières et les essais de véhicules. Administrateur-Trésorier de l'association AVERE-France.


Peter Troxler

Senior Consultant

Kurt Hug

Bern University of Applied Sciences, Suisse

Head of Laboratory for Automotive Electrics & Electronics

  • Peter has strong analytical, research and problem solving skills in operations, IT, marekting, strategic and management consulting, and business development. He has a broad academic background. His particular specialised fields of activity cover the introduction and implementation of business strategies, knowledge management, the management of R&D projects and business-academia collaboration.
  • Kurt Hug is Professor at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. In addition to teaching automotive electronics and photonics, Kurt's general research interests are sustainable mobility and road security. Past projects of his include analyzing a fleet of electric scooters for the Swiss post and designing, building and testing an IMS-based "black box" for motorcycles. He is currently working on a project to engineer a small, semi-autonomous tractor for robotic agriculture. This project is part of the recently established Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER). Kurt holds a Dipl. Ing. HTL in EE from the Winterthur Technikum, an MSc in Electronical Physics from the IMT, Université de Neuchâtel (now EPFL) and an "Executive MBA" from HSG St. Gallen. He is a member of IEEE, OSA and SAE.

Judith Terstriep

Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences

Researcher, Project Coordinator

  • Working as senior research at the Research Department «Innovation, Space & Culture» at the Institute for Work and Technology, Westphalian University Gelsenkirchen, Judith has long-term experience in innovation and cluster research. Primary research interests involve the interplay of innovation, (social) relations and knowledge from the perspective of innovation, management and spatial theory. Focal areas of work cover social innovation & its economic underpinnings, innovation strategies, regional development, smart specialisation, smart & inclusive growth, networks & cluster, sectoral/regional analyses and benchmarking. As part of her research a broad mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies is applied covering innovation biographies, surveys, expert interviews, moderated group discussions, network analyses. She is well experienced in the coordination and management of European joint projects.

Workshop A2
What innovative business models for E-mobility services?


Rolf Reiner


Cluster Manager

Arnaud Mora


CEO and founder of Freshmile

  • Rolf is Managing Director of Innovationhouse Deutschland GmbH and has a proven track record with regard to the automotive sector and in electromobility gained in various regional, national and international projects and initiatives. His key expertise is focused on regional innovation strategies, innovation policy design, early stage financing start-up support and technology transfer.
  • Freshmile, a charging station and mobility operator. Arnaud is both an entrepreneur and a financier. He started his career in corporate & investment banking, first in Vienna, Austria, then in London. In 2006 he created a consultancy specialized in project finance for the renewable energy and environmental industry. In 2009 he started to develop renewable power projects for own account. In 2010 he created Freshmile in Strasbourg, drawn by the natural convergence between electric mobility and clean energy generation. Arnaud graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1999 (Economics and Finance). He also graduated as a sound engineer from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Arnaud is fluent in French, English and German.


Christoph Beer

ICT Cluster Bern/ Mundi consulting Suisse

Chief Executive Officer

Dusan Busen

Automotive Cluster of Slovenia

Managing Director

  • Cluster Manager with 10-year experience in cluster management. He is also CEO and partner of mundi consulting ag. Key areas of activity comprise knowledge and technology transfer and innovation management
  • Dušan has a proven track record in cluster management. His fields of expertise include programme management, research, strategic planning, business strategy, customer relations, product and new business development, business development and profound automotive knowledge.

Christoph Gelzer

Stuttgart Region Economic Dev Agency

Cluster Manager

  • Christoph has profound experience in innovation management, market analysis, innovation readiness, automotive sector and project management gained in various national and international joint projects. In addition, his expertise covers international communications, business-university collaboration and policy design.

Workshop B1
Which functions should be automated in priority?


Lionel Rudant


Yassine Ruichek


  • Lionel Rudant prepared national selective exams in Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. He received the Electronic and Digital Technologies Engineering degree from Polytech'Nantes, the Graduate School of the University of Nantes. In 2004, he received the Technology Research Engineering degree from Grenoble Institute of Technology. In 2004 and 2005, he was in charge of antenna projects for automotive in European research center of Radiall-Larsen Antenna Technology in Voiron, France. In 2006, he joined the Laboratory of Electronics and Information Technology (Leti), Grenoble, France. His main interests include small antenna design, MIMO wireless systems, propagation issues, over-the-air wireless testing etc. Since 2012, he is in charge with strategic programs and industrial partnerships for Leti activities in the field of wireless communications.
  • Yassine Ruichek is a professor at University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard. He develops his research activities within the Systems and Transportation laboratory of the Research Institute in Transports, Energy and Society. He conducts a research team working on multi-sensor based perception and localization, with application to intelligent vehicle. In 2003, he launched a program aiming to develop an intelligent vehicle platform. He participates at many European and national programs related to intelligent vehicle, where he is responsible of many sub-programs. Since september 2012, he heads the IRTES-SET laboratory. The topics ADAS and autonomous vehicle are the heart of the research activities of the IRTES-SET lab, which participates/coordinates many projects and is involved in the future CPER 2015-2021.


Laurent Tupinier

Delphi Mechatronics

  • Responsible for the Innovation and the new products within the DELPHI Automobile equipment manufacturer. His mission is to propose new Human-vehicle Interfaces with the car manufacturers inside the Infotainment and Driver Interfaces Business Unit. In this objective, he pilots several initiatives from the strategy of the new products until the R&D projects and to the deployment of new partnerships. Laurent performed various missions of Management within DELPHI since he joined in 1999. He worked in R&D on the first multiplexed commands for the Automobile industry before proposing systems integrating various solutions of display and sensors. He piloted the realization of show-cars and the first deployments of the embedded products with various DELPHI customers.
    Laurent holds an engineering degree completed by a master degree in finance, marketing and strategic management from ICG.

Workshop B2
Self-Driving car and Vehicle-to Vehicle Communication: a necessary collaboration


Alexandru Petrescu


Philippe Gougeon


  • Alexandru Petrescu graduated from Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I in 1997 with a MSc degree in Computer Science, after following a CS curriculum at University of Applied Sciences of Luxembourg and "Politehnica" University of Bucharest, Romania. He then joined the Public Research Center "Henri Tudor" of Luxembourg working on C/JINI implementations for distributed computing and HL7 health-specific nationwide applications, until 2000 when he joined Motorola Labs in Paris. He exercised different responsibilities such as: software implementer, testbed lead, project lead, internship adviser, ... In 2009 Alexandru joined the newly formed LSC laboratory of CEA LIST. His current interests relate to energy-aware computing and networking, IP protocols for network mobility with routing and addressing in the future Internet, energy metrics, IP-to-the-sensor, IP routing for sensor networks, sensor networks connected to the Internet, security, vehicular networking, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, recharge infrastructures for electrical vehicles. 
  • Philippe Gougeon, 52, graduated as Engineer from INSA in Lyon. He started his career in the aerospace industry at SNECMA, working on the design of Structures and Compressors. He joined the automotive supplier Valeo in the Wiper System branch. After being the Director of the research projects for the Driving Assistance Systems, he is now the coordinator of the collaborative projects for the Comfort & Driving Assistance business group.

Thierry Ernst


Sylvain Allio

Orange Labs

  • Dr. Thierry Ernst works at Mines ParisTech as Cooperative ITS projects manager. He holds a PhD in computer networks (Inria, supported by Motorola Labs) and is specialized in Internet communications in mobile environments. He recently founded YoGoKo, a startup company from Mines Paris Tech, Inria and Telecom Bretagne. He worked for 4 years on a non-tenure researcher position at Keio University (InternetCar team within Jun Murai Laboratory) where he set up and led the Nautilus6 Working Group within the WIDE organization. Devoted to transfer his research results to the industry, he launched and chaired the « Network Mobility » (NEMO) Working Group at the IETF and later set up and chaired the MonAmi6 Working Group.
  • Sylvain Allio is a research engineer in Belfort Orange Labs. Holding a PhD in Electronics, he represents Orange at “Pôle Véhicule du Futur”. Within the framework of his activities on transport issues, he manages technical projects linked to Orange – Car2Road partnership.


Tahina Rakotoarison


  • Tahina Rakotoarison is the technical director of Car2Road. After graduating in Electrical engineering in France and in the United States, he works for 5 years in Germany for the BMW development center. After 5 years in Munich, he works another 5 years for the Spanish car manufacturer Seat, within the engineering and quality insurance departments. In 2012, after 10 years in the automotive industry, he joins Telemotive AG to lead the joint venture Car2Road, and its activities around ITS and cooperative mobility.

Workshop B3
The relationship between the driver and the vehicle: interface and liability


Olivier Desprès

University Strasbourg

Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology



  • Head of the Master of Neuropsychology of the University of Strasbourg, he is a member of the Centre of Neurophysiological & Neuropsychological Investigation, a platform of human cognitive investigation. The CI2N is internationally recognized for its research on the selection, integration, and memorization of sensorial information in the human brain, using mainly physiological and electrophysiological devices. In addition, the CI2N conducts applied studies on driving behavior. The technical equipment (driving simulator & virtual environment) allows the laboratory to participate in several scientific research programs, especially in the field of drivers' inattention and drowsiness.

  • Biographie


Céline Oppenhauser, PhD

Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg, France

Innovation Project Manager

  • In charge of R&D partnerships and new mobility services development : electro-mobility & urban logistics
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