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Anne LeeBell Labs Corporate Chief Technology Office, Nokia

Accomplished telecom veteran and Bell Labs Fellow [2005] with over 30 years of experience. Technologist at heart - electrical engineer and computer scientist by training.

Currently in the Bell Labs Corporate CTO group supporting the CTO and CEO by analyzing the evolution of key technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence) and the overall network architecture to identify new directions for the industry and the impact and requirements on the company's portfolio. Co-author and contributor to the Bell Labs Future X Network book [2015].

Pioneer and technical team leader for the IP Multimedia Subsystem [b. 1999] - transforming the multi-trillion dollar revenue generating circuit-based PSTN and PLMN into a globally interoperable access-agnostic All IP solution enabling next generation multimedia communications services. Technical team leader for multiple key wireless projects. CTO of Advanced Communications Solutions Innovations, spearheading new technologies introduction, such as WebRTC; providing technology & product strategy support across the portfolio including API exposure and rich communications services. Effectively works cross-functionally with R&D engineers, product managers, customers, and 3rd party partners. Strong leadership competencies and visionary.

Multiple patents and publications. Bell Labs Technical Journal and IEEE guest editor.

Anne LeeBell Labs Corporate Chief Technology Office, Nokia

Accomplished telecom veteran and Bell Labs Fellow [2005] with over 30 years of experience. Technologist at heart - electrical engineer and computer scientist by training.

Currently in the Bell Labs Corporate CTO group supporting the CTO and CEO by analyzing the evolution of key technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence) and the overall network architecture to identify new directions for the industry and the impact and requirements on the company's portfolio. Co-author and contributor to the Bell Labs Future X Network book [2015].

Pioneer and technical team leader for the IP Multimedia Subsystem [b. 1999] - transforming the multi-trillion dollar revenue generating circuit-based PSTN and PLMN into a globally interoperable access-agnostic All IP solution enabling next generation multimedia communications services. Technical team leader for multiple key wireless projects. CTO of Advanced Communications Solutions Innovations, spearheading new technologies introduction, such as WebRTC; providing technology & product strategy support across the portfolio including API exposure and rich communications services. Effectively works cross-functionally with R&D engineers, product managers, customers, and 3rd party partners. Strong leadership competencies and visionary.

Multiple patents and publications. Bell Labs Technical Journal and IEEE guest editor.

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Kirk SteudleSr VP Econolite - Transportation Systems Former Director - Michigan Department of Transportation

Mobility is the efficient movement of people and goods through consumer choices and options.
The rapid technology advancements such as the Internet of Things and Highly Automated Connected Automobiles provide the basis for the next big change in the Transport network.
Proud supporter of PlanetM, Where Big Ideas in Mobility are Born

Kirk SteudleSr VP Econolite - Transportation Systems Former Director - Michigan Department of Transportation

Mobility is the efficient movement of people and goods through consumer choices and options.
The rapid technology advancements such as the Internet of Things and Highly Automated Connected Automobiles provide the basis for the next big change in the Transport network.
Proud supporter of PlanetM, Where Big Ideas in Mobility are Born

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Monica MitchellChief Engineer of Cybersecurity, Polaris Industries
Monica MitchellChief Engineer of Cybersecurity, Polaris Industries
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Huei PengDirector, Mcity at University of Michigan

Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Engineering

Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is director of Mcity, the University of Michigan’s public-private partnership devoted to advancing the development of connected and automated vehicles.

Peng is also the Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering at U-M. Peng’s research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems.

In the last twenty years, Peng has worked on vehicle automation, vehicle dynamics, design and assessment of active safety systems, and human model development—with a special focus on understanding how they err. He has served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of more than fifty research projects, with a total funding of more than $30 million. He has more than 240 technical publications, including 100 in referred journals and four books.

Peng is an SAE Fellow and an ASME Fellow. He is a ChangJiang Scholar at the Tsinghua University of China.

Huei PengDirector, Mcity at University of Michigan

Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Engineering

Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is director of Mcity, the University of Michigan’s public-private partnership devoted to advancing the development of connected and automated vehicles.

Peng is also the Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering at U-M. Peng’s research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems.

In the last twenty years, Peng has worked on vehicle automation, vehicle dynamics, design and assessment of active safety systems, and human model development—with a special focus on understanding how they err. He has served as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of more than fifty research projects, with a total funding of more than $30 million. He has more than 240 technical publications, including 100 in referred journals and four books.

Peng is an SAE Fellow and an ASME Fellow. He is a ChangJiang Scholar at the Tsinghua University of China.

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Debra BezzinaManaging Director of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

Debby Bezzina holds a BS in electrical engineering, an MBA, and program management professional certification (PMP). Ms. Bezzina has over thirty years of experience in the automotive industry, and has served as a program manager for eighteen years. She served as Visteon’s program manager on two USDOT-funded field operational tests of automotive advanced-safety-systems research (road departure crash warning FOT and integrated vehicle based safety systems FOT). Prior to Visteon, Debby worked at General Motors on vehicle control modules and audio in the Truck Group, and Ford Motor Company in the Engine Design Division. She was the senior program manager for the Safety Pilot Model Deployment and at present is the senior program manager for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment at UMTRI. Concurrently, she is the Connected Working Group lead for Mcity and the Managing Director of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

Debra BezzinaManaging Director of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

Debby Bezzina holds a BS in electrical engineering, an MBA, and program management professional certification (PMP). Ms. Bezzina has over thirty years of experience in the automotive industry, and has served as a program manager for eighteen years. She served as Visteon’s program manager on two USDOT-funded field operational tests of automotive advanced-safety-systems research (road departure crash warning FOT and integrated vehicle based safety systems FOT). Prior to Visteon, Debby worked at General Motors on vehicle control modules and audio in the Truck Group, and Ford Motor Company in the Engine Design Division. She was the senior program manager for the Safety Pilot Model Deployment and at present is the senior program manager for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment at UMTRI. Concurrently, she is the Connected Working Group lead for Mcity and the Managing Director of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

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