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Industry Forum

IEEE IECON 2022 will host three Industry Forum sessions during the conference, addressing an impressive variety of themes: Digital Health, Industrial Communications and Electronics Technology Trends, and Policies and Direction in European Innovation. Industry Forum is an IES program for Industry to engage with research in a productive manner. Industry speakers are invited to discuss industry, technology directions, and, most importantly, challenges for the companies. These presentations inform the attendees on the vision and application of technologies in business and what challenges companies are encountering. The forum also offers the opportunity for researchers to study the particular challenge and know the contact in the companies should they have a solution that the company might utilize. We want all conference attendees to engage in the Industry Forum and listen to the presentations of our industry speakers so all communities can benefit.


Chair: Dr. Michael Condry, ClinicAI

This Industry Forum session is a panel that reviews the work done for the Health Informatics workshop and considers the ways that industrial situations can be impacted. Industry 4.0 focuses in improved industry production and operation with cyber-physical technologies. Conceptually, similar methodology applies to human health. This is critical to industry both from an employee aspect and customer. A company must always consider the health of their employees in their industrial environment. In addition, industry has observed detecting impacts to individuals from industry products has resulted in great loss to companies. With these technologies this impact can be discovered earlier and addressed pro-actively reducing losses to the company.

These are just some on the areas the panel will discuss including how standardization and requirements can assist in making this overall needed data available to industry to analyze.


2:00 – 2:05 pm                      Opening Remarks

Dr. Stamatis Karnouskos, VP, Industry Activities, IES


2:05 – 2:15 pm                       Talk 1: An Overview of IES Digital Health Informatics Workshop Dr. Michael Condry, ClinicAI
Dr. Michael Condry, ClinicAI
Abstract: Workshop brief summary and potential impact on Industrial Electronics

Bio: Michael Condry, IEEE Life Fellow, IES Senior AdCom, member of Computer, TEMS, CTSoc and EMBS. Consultant, ClinicAI Board advisor, former CTO Intel Client Division, history including industry and academic positions. More BIO see

2:15 – 2:25 pm                   Talk 2: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES MEETS GLOBAL DEMAND – The World of Mobile and Emerging Technologies
Dr. Gora Datta, University of California, Berkeley
Bio: Gora Datta, Fellow HL7; Visiting Scholar at University of California Berkeley on Digital Health; founding co-Chair HL7 Mobile Health Workgroup, founding-Covenor ISO/TC215 Traditional Medicine, founding-Chair IEEE Blockchain Initiative Healthcare.

2:25 – 2:35pm                 Talk 3: Title pending
Christoph Fischer, Roche
Abstract: pending
Bio: Christoph Fischer, Dr. rer. medic., Principal Systems Architect & Product Cybersecurity Specialist at Roche Diabetes Care. Active contributor of IEEE 11073 PHD WG, Bluetooth SIG MedWG, and PCHA. (ISC)2 Certified Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP), Certified Agile Regulatory Specialist™ (CARS), and Certified SAFe® Architect (ARCH, SA, SP). See

2:35 – 2:45pm                Talk 4: Patients in charge of their health data in the EU
Timon Grob, Philips
Abstract: pending
Bio: Timon Grob, Senior Scientist in the Digital Standardization Department of Philips Research

2:45 – 2:55 pm               Talk 5: Medical IoT: Why Healthcare is lagging behind other Industries in IoT  Adoption

Gilles Lunzenfichter, Medisante Group
Abstract: Healthcare is lagging behind other industries in terms of IoT adoption. How come? While the pandemic is expected to act as a booster of medical IoT in the wake of tele-consultation, this presentation outlines the major obstacles that prevented healthcare from adopting IoT so far. While IoT could certainly be as valuable for healthcare providers as it has been for other industries, it seems that automotive or utilities – that are organized in oligopolies – have been more IoT-friendly so far. What can the healthcare industry learn though from connected cars to be successful in connected care? The talk will outline how abstracting in a single cloud a broad range of devices designed for telehealth has the potential to completely redefine device interoperability and management across vendor and country silos while keeping the device experience of care teams and their patients simple and secure.

Bio: Gilles Lunzenfichter is the CEO of Medisanté Group AG, an innovator in medical IoT. He wants to put the internet of things (IoT) to work for care teams by leveraging the cloud and cellular IoT in an open manner for non-identifiable device data while leaving the data sovereignty of sensitive data tohealthcare providers and their health IT systems.

2:55 – 3:30pm                PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategies and Innovation in Digital Health
Chair: Dr. Michael Condry, ClinicAI
Panelists: All Speakers

Session 2 : New Infrastructure for Digitalization and Sustainability
2:00 – 3:30 pm CEST, Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Chair: Dr. Victor Huang, Sage Technology Resources
The IES prides itself with its diverse and highly technical fields of interest in industrial electronics technologies. This session explores three presentations of the emerging advances in our technical fields of tele-and industrial communications, and powering e-mobility. The session has gathered three industry experts covering the field of the emerging 6G telecommunications technologies, and industrial wireless in the forefront of its applications, and a look at industrial innovations in the powering of today and tomorrow’s e-mobility in terms of fast charging applications for the world-wide conversion to etransportation and electric vehicles.

2:00 – 2:05 pm                                             Opening Remarks

Dr. Stamatis Karnouskos, VP, Industry Activities, IES


  2:05 – 2:25 pm                        Talk 1: Title 1

Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute
Abstract: Pending
Bio: bio of Dr. Chih-Lin I - Pending

  2:25 – 2:45 pm          Talk 2: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment – Testing of  Smart Grid      Functionality

Dr. -Ing. Bernhard Wille-Haussmann, Fraunhofer ISE

Abstract: Pending
Bio: Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Wille-Haussmann, born in 1977, studied electronic engineering at the University of Stuttgart with focus on communication technologies. Since 2005 he works at Fraunhofer ISE in the field of managing distribution grids with a high penetration of renewable and distributed generators and storages. In June 2011 he finished his PHD with the topic “Usage of the symbolic model reduction for analysing control strategies in Smart Grids”. Since 2010 he is head of the group Smart Grid Operation and Planning. Sind 2021 he is deputy head of the Smart Grid department at Fraunhofer ISE. He is coordinating the work in the Digital Grid Lab ( He offers more than 15 years of experience in the field of smart grids.

2:45 – 3:05 pm          Talk 3: 5G communications and computing for industrial control systems: Where we are and directions
Dr. Zhibo Pang, ABB

Abstract: Industrial applications, especially the use cases in time critical control systems, have been one of the main drivers of the 5G development and investment. The first version of 5G, R15 has been released for about 3 years, and commercial 5G products with eMBB profile have been available for about 2 years. Now it is time to reflect where we are. In this talk, I will introduce the findings from our systematic evaluation of 5G latency, reliability, compatibility to industrial networks, etc. from the system perspective. Then I will identify some directions that need more efforts from both industry and
Bio: Zhibo Pang, PhD & MBA, is currently a Senior Principal Scientist at ABB Corporate Research Sweden, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Co-Chair of the Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics. He is Associate Editor of IEEE TII, IEEE JBHI, and IEEE JESTIE. He was General Chair of IEEE ES2017 and General Co-Chair of IEEE WFCS2021 and Invited Speaker at the Gordon Research Conference AHI2018. He was awarded the “Inventor of the Year Award” by ABB Corporate Research Sweden, three times in 2016, 2018, and 2021 respectively. He works on enabling technologies in communication, computing, and intelligence for Industry4.0 and Healthcare4.0.

  3:05 – 3:25 pm              Talk 4: Emerging Technologies in industrial automation for enhancing

digitalization and sustainability

Dr. Dietmar Bruckner, B&R Industrial Automation
Abstract: Pending
Bio: Dietmar Bruckner is with B&R Industrial Automation since 2013, where he is unit manager of RealTime Systems and Connectivity in the R&D department Software. He is responsible for the development of a wide range of Industrial Connectivity solutions based on (real-time) Ethernet, and of the real-time operating system Automation Runtime for PC and PLC platforms. Before B&R, he worked as a University Assistant (i.e., Assistant Professor) at the Institute of Computer Technology of the Vienna University of Technology, managing research teams in the areas of field busses, building automation, and artificial general intelligence. He has both the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering (with distinction). Dr. Bruckner is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE IES AdCom member, and OPC Foundation TAC member. He published over 75 reviewed scientific publications, and more than100 scientific publications in total. He has five international patents and chaired the IEEE 61158 standard. He is actively involved in organizing international conferences, editing high ranked international journals (AE of TII, TIE, and IEM), and
drafting international standards in the IEEE and OPC Foundation.

Session 3 European Innovation: Policies and Directions
2:00 – 3:30 pm CEST, Thursday, October 20, 2022

Chair: Dr. Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP
This interdisciplinary session is devoted to strategic European research and innovation and encompasses policies, strategic research roadmaps, and technology. The session aims at providing the participants with insights and food for thought pertaining to some aspects pertinent to the European Union's €95.5 billion (2021-2027) efforts for research and innovation funding. The specific speakers and their talks will be made available at a later point


2:00 – 2:05 pm               Opening Remarks
Dr. Stamatis Karnouskos, VP, Industry Activities, IES



2:05 – 2:30 pm                       Talk 1: Title 1

Speaker 1

Abstract: Pending
Bio: Pending

2:30 – 2:55 pm                     Talk 2: Title 2
Speaker 2
Abstract: Pending
Bio: pending

2:55 – 3:20                          Talk 3: Title 3
Speaker 3
Abstract: Pending
Bio: pending

3:20 – 3:25 pm             Closing Remarks
Dr. Stamatis Karnouskos, VP, Industry Activities, IES