26–27 September 2017

Tokyo, Japan


Learn from some of the world’s leading experts on hacker motivation & methodology; semiconductor integrity; on-board network security; cyber-physical systems; connected infotainment; cryptography; secure key management; V2X communications; embedded software development; data protection; privacy legislation and much more.

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Koji Nakao

Research Executive Director, Cybersecurity Research Center
Network Security Research Institute (NICT)

Koji Nakao manages research activities for network security technologies in NICT.


Photo of Yasuhiko Taniwaki, leader of Japan’s Global ICT Strategy Bureau and national cyber security strategy

Yasuhiko Taniwaki

Director-General, Global ICT Strategy Bureau
Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications (MIC)

Mr Taniwaki Yasuhiko joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications in 1984. Since then, he has been in charge of the ICT strategy, including an appointment as an Economic Counselor and Telecommunications Attache at the Embassy of Japan in the US.


Photo of Francois Guichard, Focal Point ITS / Automated Driving at UNECE

Francois E. Guichard

UN Secretary Vehicle Active Safety - Focal Point ITS / Automated Driving
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Francois is the ITS / Automated Driving focal point of the United Nations (UNECE) and the UN Secretary of the Vehicle Active Safety Forum regulating, among others, the construction of wheeled vehicles, their systems and parts (WP.29/GRRF).


Tetsuya Niikuni

Co-Chair, UN Task Force on Cyber Security and OTA Issues (CS/OTA), and
Chief Researcher, National Agency for Automobile, and Land Transport Technology (NALTEC)


Hideki Matsushima

Department Chief, Security Technology Research Department, Intelligent Mobility Research Laboratory
Panasonic Corporation

Hideki Matsushima is security engineer with Panasonic Company and over the last 15 years, he has gained a rich experience in embedded systems security. He is currently involved in cyber security for IoT, including the automotive area.


Yair Arad

Senior Product Manager, Automotive Cyber Security
HARMAN International

Yair Arad is a Senior Product Line Manager at HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, cyber security solutions, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and services supporting the Internet of Things.


Dr. Frédéric de Portzamparc

Security Consultant
Trusted Labs


Alissa V. Knight

Group Managing Partner
Brier & Thorn, Inc.

Alissa Knight is the Group Managing Partner of Brier & Thorn, Inc., and heads up the firm’s Connected Car Division.


Photo of Tom Lysemose Hansen at Promon

Tom Lysemose Hansen


Tom Lysemose Hansen is the founder of Promon where he currently serves as CTO and member of the board.


Assaf Harel

CTO & Co-Founder
Karamba Security

Assaf is co-founder and CTO for Karamba Security. He has broad experience with embedded networking, security and mobile technologies.


Dr. Shiho Moriai

Director, Security Fundamentals Laboratory
Network Security Research Institute (NICT)

Dr. Shiho Moriai specialises in the design, analysis and standardisation of symmetric cryptography.


Dr. Chandu Potluri

Senior Functional Safety Controls Specialist
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, North America (tbc)

Dr. Chandrasekhar Potluri is the Senior Functional Safety Controls Specialist Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America in Redford, Michigan.


Photo of Prof. Tsutomu Matsumoto, leading cryptographer and cyber security expert

Prof. Tsutomu Matsumoto

Institute of Advanced Sciences Information and Physical Security
Yokohama National University

Tsutomu Matsumoto is a professor of Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University and directing the Research Unit for Information and Physical Security at the Institute of Advanced Sciences.


Fabrice Poulard

Security System Architect
NXP Semiconductors

Fabrice joined NXP Semiconductors in June 2017 to tackle new challenges in the combination of cyber security and connected cars.


Prof. Gernot Heiser

Scientia Professor and John Lions Chair, UNSW Sydney and
Chief Research Scientist, Trustworthy Systems Group, Data61, CSIRO


Daisuke Inoue, head of the Cybersecurity Laboratory at Japan’s NICT

Dr. Daisuke Inoue

Director, Cybersecurity Laboratory


Seungwook Park

Senior Research Engineer
Hyundai Motors

Seungwook Park is Senior Research Engineer of Hyundai Motors located in Republic of Korea. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Korea University and MS in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.


Hank Cohen

Data Security Consultant
INTEGRITY Security Services

Hank Cohen has over thirty years of experience in the computing and data networking industries. His development experience ranges from real time and embedded systems, data acquisition and signal processing to enterprise networking and network security.


Ryan Wu

Business Development Director
OnBoard Security Inc.

Ryan Wu is the business development director at OnBoard Security inc. Mr. Wu is in-charge on product promotion and strategy alliance in Asia. He has over 20 years of industry experience in security field, especially on embedded security, tpm, pki and automotive technology.


Noriaki Fukuyasu

VP of Japan Operations
The Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux

Noriaki is the Vice President of Japan Operations for The Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux.