ICIN 2015 Keynote Speakers


Henning Schulzrinne,

Columbia University (USA)
Internet of Things - Internet in the Small

Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories; associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and EE departments at Columbia University. He served as chair of Computer Science from 2004 to 2009 and as Chief Technology Officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2012 until 2014.

Protocols co-developed by him, such as RTP, RTSP and SIP, are now Internet standards, used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.


Jan Holler,

Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research (Sweden)
"Internet of Things – Embedded Intelligence in the Networked Society"

Jan Holler established the first IoT related research activities at Ericsson a decade ago, and has made significant contributions to the Ericsson portfolio strategies as well as the “50B connected devices” vision. He has been active in international IoT research projects, and is co-author of the book “From Machine-to-Machine to the Internet of Things: Introduction to a New Age of Intelligence”. Jan also serves as secretary on the Board of Directors at the IPSO Alliance.


Bruce Maggs,

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Duke University and Vice President, Research, Akamai Technologies (USA)
The Role of Content Delivery Networks in Protecting Web Sites from Attacks

Bruce MacDowell Maggs is a former computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, currently teaching at Duke University, and Vice President of Research for Akamai Technologies. He specializes in computer systems and network theory research.


David Soldani,

VP Research, Huawei (Germany)
Software Defined 5G Networks: design principle, architecture, interfaces, functions and procedures looking at 1ms latency requirement

David Soldani received a M.Sc. degree with maximum score and “cum laude approbatur” in Electronic Engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1994; and a D.Sc. degree in technology with distinction from Aalto University, Finland, in 2006. In 2014, he was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK. He is one of the top experts in multi-disciplinary, transformative frontier research. He has been active in the ICT field for more than 20 years, successfully working on more than 150 R&D projects for 2-5G generating original contribution to any quality deliverable: From strategic research and innovation to modeling, simulations, emulations and innovative proof of concepts with stakeholders. Dr. Soldani is currently Vice President (VP) of Huawei European Research Centre (ERC) and Head of Central Research Institute (CRI) in Europe. Areas of his responsibility include, but not limited to: Future Wireless, Network, IoT and Multimedia Technologies. Dr. Soldani represents Huawei in the Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association, in Brussels, and Steering Board (SB) of NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP), in Europe.


Alistair Urie,

Director Architecture Strategy and 5G, Bell Labs Fellow, Alcatel-Lucent
5G is coming: why, what and when

Alistair Urie is currently Architecture Strategy Director and lead for 5G Strategy in the Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Product Division and Bell Labs Fellow. His main interests include 5G mobile systems, LTE/EPC networking, small cell systems, cellular/WLAN interworking and spectrum management. He has previously worked in Alcatel-Lucent on end-to-end network solutions, network strategy, hybrid terrestrial-satellite broadcast networks, standardisation management, mobile systems product strategy and international research programmes (European RACE Programme) for GSM and UMTS systems.

Prior to joining Alcatel in 1991 he had been involved in both line and radio transmission system research at the Telecom Australia Research Laboratories and had also worked at the Dept. of Science Antarctic Division in Australia.

Mr. URIE was Vice-Chair of the ETSI Board and Chair of ETSI OCG. He has published numerous papers in conferences, IEEE magazines, Alcatel Telecommunications Review (ATR) and Bell Labs Technical Journal (BLTJ) and was guest editor for special editions of both ATR and BLTJ.


Nicolas Demassieux,

Senior Vice President Research, Orange Labs
Some Insights on Orange Research at the dawn of the fifth ”digital” Era

Nicolas Demassieux leads the research of Orange Labs : defining the research strategy and coordinating major research initiatives involving 700+ engineers and PhD students in multiple countries, and impulsing an active policy of research partnerships with SMEs/start-ups, large enterprises and universities.

Nicolas Demassieux started his career as assistant professor at Telecom ParisTech in the field of integrated circuits architecture. In 1991, he became professor and head of the Electrical Engineering department while leading research in the area of electronics and digital IC design for Multimedia and Telecom. His work on the first generations of digital image processing (MPEG) and wireless communication (OFDM turbocodes) was transferred to industry and led to several successful product lines. He also pioneered in France the teaching of innovation, and the use of Multimedia and Web-based material for teaching.

He joined Motorola in April 1997 to help create a new research centre in Paris, which he directed from 1997 to 2001, before taking the direction of the European research, and later of the global broadband Wireless research of Motorola. With his teams at Motorola, he worked at enabling Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G mobile broadband, mobile Internet, mobile television and digital home. In 2007, he became one of the 9 Motorola fellows. He also served during this period as CEO of Motorola France.

During the years 2009-2010, Nicolas Demassieux worked at creating an Internet start-up, in the area of big data market place before joining Orange in 2010.

Nicolas Demassieux published more than 40 papers and book chapters and holds several patents. He his passionate about innovation and R&D efficiency issues. Externally to his professional activity, he is interested in a large set of science domains, including: complexity, biology, evolution and paleontology, natural and artificial ecosystems, urbanism of digital life.