Keynote Panel Speakers

Mary Doyle Mary Doyle
Global Ground Vehicle Standards, Standards and Business Development, Connected Transportation
SAE International

Mary Doyle is responsible for SAE activities related to automated, connected, and intelligent transportation systems within SAE International's Global Ground Vehicle Sector. This includes passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-road vehicles. She is a liaison to SAE's Aerospace standards activities including SAE's Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems and Integrated Vehicle Health Management committees. Most recently Mary is responsible for launching a new IoT Standards Steering Committee for SAE. She is also a liaison to ISO TC204 WG 14, 16, 17, and 18 and participates in ITS America's new V2I Deployment Coalition, specifically TWG3 covering Infrastructure Operator, OEM, and Supplier Partnerships and TWG5 Deployment Standards. She is also SAE's liaison for the Connected Vehicle Trade Association and Michigan's Connected and Automated Working Group under the Center for Automotive Research.

Derek Rotz Derek Rotz
Manager, Advanced Engineering
Daimler Trucks North America

Derek Rotz is a Manager in Advanced Engineering at Daimler Trucks North America, where he has devoted the past 10 years on fuel efficiency and safety R&D. He previously led SuperTruck, a U.S. Department of Energy program to improve efficiency by over 50 percent. He is also involved in the Highway Pilot, the world's first licensed autonomous truck to operate on public highways in Nevada. Derek has a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an MBA from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. He serves as a board member of Drive Oregon and is a member of SAE International.

Dr. Phil Stephenson Dr. Phil Stephenson
General Manager
PACCAR Technical Center
and COMVEC 2015 Executive Co-Chair

Dr. Phil Stephenson has been the General Manager of the PACCAR Technical Center since 2012 and was the COMVEC Executive Co-Chair in 2015. PACCAR's global brands include DAF, Kenworth, and Peterbilt trucks and PACCAR engines. Previously, Phil was Director of Engineering at A123 Systems from 2008 to 2011 and Chief Engineer at Behr from 2003 to 2008. He also worked on CFD simulation of in-cylinder combustion, thermal management systems, and aerodynamics at Daimler Research, Fluent Inc., and CD-adapco. Phil has a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin Madison, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison (Engine Research Center). He also has three patents and over 20 published papers.

James A. Buczkowski James A. Buczkowski
Henry Ford Technical Fellow and Director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, Research and Innovation
Ford Motor Co.
and SAE Cross-Industry Standards Advisor, Vehicle Electronics & Innovation Integration

Jim Buczkowski, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow, is Director of Electrical and Electronics Systems, Research and Innovation, at Ford Motor Co., where he has worked for 35 years. He is responsible for the research and design of electrical and electronic systems including in-car information and entertainment, telematics, driver information, and active safety systems for Ford vehicles globally. An in-demand speaker with a knack for engaging his audience, Jim has spoken at Intel Labs, Texas Instruments, Cisco, and Microsoft and participated as part of Ford Keynotes at CES, IFA, and other technology venues. He is active in the Electrical System Group within SAE International's Motor Vehicle Council, helping to develop standards for current and emerging technologies and act as a bridge to the high-tech consumer electronics community. Also with SAE, he both leads and participates in technical sessions at the Convergence Automotive Electronics event held bi-annually. Jim has experience in electronics design, electronics manufacturing, product development quality, and manufacturing and supply chain information technology. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering, both from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Partha Goswami Dr. Partha Goswami
Manager - Technology Intelligence
General Motors

Dr. Partha Goswami has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, with a background spanning product development, R&D, concept innovation, and a variety of business roles including brand strategy and technology planning. He has been working on various facets of technology strategy for the last seven years. He has managed General Motors R&D's global advanced portfolio in Connected Vehicle and was actively involved in building a research roadmap and long-term technology strategy. Currently, Partha works as the technology evangelist in GM's Global Product & Portfolio Planning with a focus on new evolving trends. Partha holds a Ph.D. in aerospace/engineering mechanics from Iowa State University and an MBA from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Oleg Logvinov Oleg Logvinov
IEEE P2413 Working Group Chair, IEEE Internet Initiative Chair, and Director of Special Assignments, Industrial & Power Conversion Division

Oleg Logvinov is the Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics' Industrial & Power Conversion Division. After graduating from the Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a master's degree in electrical engineering, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI. During the last 25 years, he has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry. Oleg currently serves on the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group and chairs IEEE Internet Initiative. He also actively participates in several IEEE standards development working groups with the focus on the IoT and communications technologies. He is the chair of the IEEE P2413 "Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things" Working Group. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the former President/CTO of the Alliance. He has 21 patents to his credit.

Jim C. Dager Jim C. Dager
Director, Machine Data Governance and Analytics
Cummins Inc.

Jim C. Dager is the Director of Machine Data Governance and Analytics at Cummins Inc., where he has worked for 28 years. His previous roles at the company have included Engineering and Service Tools Development (3 years); Systems Engineer, Embedded Controls Product Development (4 years); Lead Architect and Systems Engineer for Cummins 1st Generation Embedded Software Product Line (5 years); Lead Architect and Systems Engineer for Cummins 2nd Generation Embedded Software Product Line (4 years); Director, Core Software Product Line Development and Software Process Functional Excellence (5 years); and Senior Technical Advisor, Product Assessment and Validation (5 years).

Tejas Desai Tejas Desai
Head of Interior Electronics Solutions
Continental, North America

Tejas Desai started his career as an RF design engineer, but in 1992 he shifted his focus to electronic product design for the automotive industry, working on receivers and standards for Ford's remote keyless entry systems and TRW's advanced bi-directional remote control systems. In 1997, he joined Siemens Automotive and helped win the company's first keyless vehicle program in North America. In 2002, he was appointed to lead wireless product development in North America for the Body & Security business unit of Siemens VDO Automotive. In 2008, following the acquisition of Siemens VDO by Continental, he was appointed to lead Interior Electronics Solutions in India and then, in 2009, for all of Asia. In 2012, Tejas was appointed to lead Interior Electronics Solutions for North America while continuing his Affordable Car activities within the Interior Division of Continental. Tejas has been awarded over 40 patents with multiple patents and trade secrets pending.

John McDonald John McDonald

John McDonald is CEO of CloudOne, a pioneer of SaaS, managed services, and virtual private cloud delivery of IBM and partner software products, helping companies make their things for the Internet of Things. Formerly a Technical Sales Executive at IBM for over 20 years, John is one of the founding members and on the steering committee of the 450+ member Cloud Customer Standards Council. He is also a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, the IBM DeveloperWorks Advisory Council, and the Industrial Advisory Board for Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. John was an original IBM Champion in 2011, an honor granted every year since. He earned degrees in management information systems and computer information technology from Purdue in 1992 and 1995. CloudOne was named Inc. magazine's fastest-growing IT company in Indiana and the winner of the 2015 IBM Beacon Award, the highest honor given to a business partner.

Jim Sachs Jim Sachs
System Manager, Enterprise Electronics Group, Advanced Technology & Engineering
John Deere & Co.

Jim Sachs is the System Engineering Manager with the Enterprise Electronic Group at John Deere, where he has worked for the last 8 years. Previously he was the Program Manager for Guidance, Receiver, and Coordinated Machine Products with John Deere's Intelligent Solution Group for 4 years. Jim's career started in automotive, leading and designing vehicle electrical systems for 13 years at Ford Motor Co. His roles within Ford included Software Design & Release Engineer, Lead System Engineer, Electrical Launch Leader, Electrical Engineering Supervisor for material cost reduction, and Electrical PLMT Leader. Jim has earned a bachelor's degree (1991) and master's degree (1993) in electrical engineering and a bachelor's degree (1991) in economics, all from the University of Notre Dame.
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