Speakers & Organizers

Organizers

Marc-Oliver Pahl
Marc-Oliver Pahl

Marc-Oliver Pahl, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique and TU München, Germany (Expert IoT Security and IoT Middleware)

Research director at the Institute Mines Télécom (IMT) Atlantique, Rennes campus, France. He is the chair holder and research director of the industrial chair “Cyber CNI” (https://www.chairecyber-cni.org/) that focuses on Cybersecurity for industrial applications with currently 12 PhD students and PostDocs. He is the co-director of the UMR LAB-STICC/IRIS (14 professor positions; 1 research position; 1 technician; 11 post-docs; 22 PhDs; 3 external associated researchers). Marc-Oliver also heads the IoT smart space team (https://s2labs.org/) at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, with currently 4 PhD students and more than 150 Master and Bachelor students in the past 11 years. He is digital teaching director of the German-French Academy for the industry of the future (GFA). Marc-Oliver is the scientific vice president of the German chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also the faculty sponsor of the ACM student chapter Munich. He continuously co-organizes major conferences especially in the network management domain. He is the co-founder and director of the annual Future-IoT summer school series (https://future-iot.org/).

Marc-Oliver does Internet of Things (IoT) research since 2008 with a focus on data and service management in edge or local installations. His focus is on security, usability, reliability and resilience. Typical research methodologies include autonomous management, modularization, security-by-design, and data and service modeling. His commonly applied tools include system design and evaluation, machine learning, and distributed ledgers.

In the past, Marc-Oliver coordinated research projects on all levels from more than 20 international partner EU projects to local bilateral industry collaborations. He held most positions in major scientific conferences. His primary research community is the networks and service management community. He is a continuous member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several major conferences, and reviews for several major journals. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Network Management (IJNM, Wiley).

Marc-Oliver is continuously teaching at university level since 2003. He holds multiple teaching prices. He supervised more than 150 individual students and several thousands in classroom courses. His biggest teaching project is the iLab series that teaches how distributed networked systems work starting from the Internet going towards novel concepts such as Information Centric Networks and specialization domains such as the Internet of Things. More teaching projects such as the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “iLabX – The Internet Masterclass” (https://ilabx.ilabxp.com/), or the summer school series on “Future Internet of Things” can be found on https://future-iot.org/.

Nicolas Montavont

Nicolas Montavont, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Nicolas Montavont is a full professor at IMT Atlantique, in the SRCD department, and responsible of the IRISA OCIF team since 2015. He received the M.Sc. degree, and PhD degree in Computer science from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2001 and 2004 respectively. He also did a post-doc at National institute of Standard and Technologies (NIST) in Gaithersburg, USA. Hi received his HDR in 2015 from Université Rennes 1. His research topics during these first years of research were mobility and multihoming management in IPv6 networks. He chaired the Mobile Node with Multiple Interfaces (Monami6) working group at the IETF from 2005 a 2007 and contributed to several standards, with a strong experience in horizontal and vertical handovers. Dr. Nicolas Montavont participated to several national (Cyberté, Remora) projects, as well as European projects (Anemone, Sail). From 2007, Dr. Nicolas Montavont chaired an internal working group at Telecom Bretagne to work on energy efficiency in communication networks. His research topics evolve toward sensors network, smart grids and green communication infrastructure and protocols. His is currently involved in three main projects: interface and network selection algorithm, relaying in ad hoc networking for green and efficient communication and monitoring and control system for building energy consumption.

Speakers (alphabetical given name)

Christian Lübben

Christian Lübben, M.Sc., TU München, Germany (Expert IoT)

Christian Lübben is a research associate and PhD student at the chair of Network Architectures and Services at Technical University of Munich. Within the Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Space Orchestration (S2O) team his research focus lies on optimizing IoT smart spaces using Artificial Intelligence (AI) based advanced data analytics. The S2O team works on new ways of taming the complexity of the IoT. The goal is making a joint orchestration as simple as writing a smartphone App. Challenges include security, usability, resilience, scalability, and performance.

Marc-Oliver Pahl
Marc-Oliver Pahl

Marc-Oliver Pahl, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique and TU München, Germany (Expert IoT Security and IoT Middleware)

Marc-Oliver does Internet of Things (IoT) research since 2008 with a focus on data and service management in edge or local installations. His focus is on security, usability, reliability and resilience. Typical research methodologies include autonomous management, modularization, security-by-design, and data and service modeling. His commonly applied tools include system design and evaluation, machine learning, and distributed ledgers. (For more info see under organizers.)

Nicolas Montavon
Nicolas Montavon

Nicolas Montavont, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Nicolas Montavont’s research topics during these first years of research were mobility and multihoming management in IPv6 networks. He chaired the Mobile Node with Multiple Interfaces (Monami6) working group at the IETF from 2005 a 2007 and contributed to several standards, with a strong experience in horizontal and vertical handovers. (For more info see under organizers.)

Oliver Pfaff

Oliver Pfaff, Siemens, Corporate Technology (Principal for cybersecurity)

Oliver Pfaff is a Principal for cybersecurity at Siemens, Corporate Technology. His current projects bring information security to the field-level in IoT/OT. Oliver also represents Siemens in corresponding initiatives in standardization bodies including PROFIBUS&PROFINET International (PI), the OPC Foundation and the World-Wide-Web Consortium (W3C). Throughout his professional life, he was working in information security for distributed systems (IT/IoT/OT), especially Web-based applications. Oliver studied mathematics and computer science.

Olivier Presne

Olivier Presne, ArianeGroup, France (Chief Engineer in the Innovation Directorate)

Just graduated from ESSEC business school, Olivier Presne has over 25 years experience in the field of launcher activities in European contexts.
His career began in Software engineering and at an early stage he joined CNES in 1995 in an industrial technical steering role that included working on Ariane 5. In 2000 he joined EADS Astrium where he has had several roles within the Launcher business division & in the Operations Directorate of increasing responsibility. In 2008, he took over the management of technical sectors teams.
At the end of 2015 he joined the new ArianeGroup Innovation Directorate with the responsibility to identify & implement disruptive projects and new business opportunities. Today as Chief engineer in computer sciences in the Innovation Directorate, he is in charge of identifying and increasing maturity of the promising digital cutting-edge innovations for products and manufacturing to reach ArianeGroup 2030 vision. In this role, he acts as “Innovation Advisor” into the Factory 4.0 project.

Paul-Emmanuel Brun

Paul-Emmanuel Brun, AIRBUS CyberSecurity, France (Innovation & R&T programs Leader)

Laurent Toutain
Laurent Toutain

Laurent Toutain, Ph.D., IMT Atlantique, France (Expert Wireless Communications, IoT)

Laurent Toutain is an associate professor at IMT Atlantique in the SRCD department and member of the OCIF Team (Communicating objects – Future Internet), which focuses on the evolution of Internet protocols and architectures linked to the design of new services (Smart Grid, smart clothes, etc.). After working on IPv6 and transition mechanisms in various environments, he currently focuses on their integration in the Internet of Things, mainly over LPWAN networks. He is the author of several RFCs and reference books on networks.

Staff

Olivia Pahl

Olivia Pahl, M.A., Web Chair

Olivia Pahl is a science and corporate communications expert with several years of experience. She works as a freelance designer media consultant based in Rennes, France (https://foxington.de). Before moving to France she was heading the communications department at the institute for societal development (FGW) in Düsseldorf, Germany.