Akos Horvath received his PhD in Software engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is an accomplished researcher with strong background on the application of model-driven technologies for the design and optimization of complex systems with more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and several IEEE/Springer best paper awards under his belt.
Prior to IncQuery Labs, he has been involved in several European Union research projects such as SENSORIA, DIANA and CONCERTO and large-scale industrial projects with companies like Embraer and IBM. As a distinguished achievement, Akos was part of the Progile team, a cooperation with IBM Data Storage Systems, which won the Supply Chain Technology Award at the 2012 European Supply Chain & Logistic Summit.
He has served IncQuery Labs as one of its Managing Directors since its founding and has contributed significantly to putting the company on the right track for growth.
Benjamin Cabé, Internet of Things enthusiast and evangelist at the Eclipse Foundation, has years of experience in connecting things, big and small, together. He is the co-founder of the Eclipse IoT Working Group and speaker at many conferences around the world.
Francis Bordeleau is Product Manager in the Software Development group at Ericsson. His main areas of responsibilities include model-based engineering and modeling tools. In this role, he is responsible for defining product specification and roadmap, developing business cases, managing budget, managing open source initiatives, and collaborating with other companies, researchers, and academia. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Eclipse Papyrus Industry Consortium.
Francis has over 20 years of experience in MBE and software engineering; researching, working, consulting, and collaborating with numerous companies worldwide. Prior to joining Ericsson in May 2013, Francis was the Founder and CEO of Zeligsoft from 2003 to 2013, a provider of domain specific Model Based Engineering (MBE) tooling solutions for distributed real-time embedded systems, and Director of Tooling Business for PrismTech from 2010 to 2013. He was also an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science of Carleton University from 1997 to 2006.
Francis holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Montreal (1989), a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Quebec (1991), and a Master in Computer Science (1993) and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (1999) from Carleton University.
Evangelist at Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Germany
Kai Hackbarth is an Evangelist at Bosch Software Innovations. He has been deeply involved in the technical standardization activities of the OSGi Alliance for more than 15 years. Kai is a member of the OSGi Alliance Board of Directors and has been co-chair of the OSGi Residential Expert Group since 2008. Kai is coordinating several research project activities in various IoT domains. His key focus areas are smart homes, automotive, and the Internet of Things in general, where he actively supports the current developments and strategic positioning of the product portfolio.