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We have the intention to fulfil our vision using novel technologies with United Nations' (UN) Sustainability Development Goals (SGD) in mind to make the world a better place to live. Also within the association, we strive for gender equality, good health, and well-being.
Schekeb Fateh received the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2015. From 2009 to 2015, he was working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Q. Huang, where he was leading a group of system and design engineers to develop VLSI circuits and systems for wearable healthcare devices where his research was funded by Nano-Tera.ch and SNF. In 2015, he started to lead the R&D of the fabless semiconductor SME ACP AG which is specialised in cellular communications chipsets in particular for the Chinese market. In 2017, he has started to work in the position of Business Development for the hardware design consulting company Miromico which is specialised on hardware design services and high-end IoT products. In 2021, he has started to work as Chief Executive Officer at Miromico and he is since 2020 the president of IoT Business Hub.
Christoph Studer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Studer received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Between 2009 and 2013, he held postdoctoral positions at ETH Zurich and Rice University in Houston, TX, USA. In 2014, he joined Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, as an Assistant Professor. From 2019 to 2020, he was an Associate Professor at Cornell University and Cornell Tech in New York City. In 2020, he relocated to ETH Zurich. Dr. Studer has published over 180 papers, is an inventor of 10 patents, and has received numerous awards from both academia and industry. His current research focuses on technologies for future wireless communication systems and digital integrated circuit design.
Alex Raimondi received the Master in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the renowned ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2002. Since 2004, he has been leading the embedded design group of Miromico in order to develop advanced hardware – from high performance FPGA systems to ultra low power sensor devices. Currently, he is the director of the embedded design group at Miromico.
Since 2015, he is also co-founder and CTO of Chip-ing, a high-tech start-up creating value through the intensive use of novel technologies. Currently, Chip-ing is developing the innovative golf 3.0 products.
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Saim Arslan graduated in 2013 with a master’s degree in mechanics, electronics and computer science with a focus on control engineering from the University of Applied Sciences OST, Switzerland. Since 2007, he has been working at Hawle Armaturen AG in the research & development of control and shut-off valves in the drinking water sector. Since 2016, he is the head of the department with the focus to implement and use digitalisation in combination with products for sustainable water resource management using his skills in mechatronic product development and automation technology.
Roelof Koopmans has more than 20 years experience in founding and managing startup technology companies from pre-revenue through high-growth stages in emerging global markets in telecommunications, e-commerce and managed hosting services. In his most recent position before Mojix, he was Switzerland country manager for Ranger Marketing, Europe’s largest direct sales company. Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of Aspectra, a dedicated hosting services company that he led to become Switzerland’s first leading pure-play e-commerce hosting company. Over his career, Mr. Koopmans, has served in executive business-development, marketing, product-management and sales-channel development roles at companies such as Swisscom, Bluewin, Unisource and KPN Telecom. At KPN Telecom, he was part of the core-team establishing a multinational carrier joint-venture between four European telco’s and AT&T, called Unisource. Mr. Koopmans is based in Zurich and is a graduate of the University of Delft.
Ritalba Lamendola is Ambassador at Solar Impulse Foundation, Switzerland. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bari, Italy, and a Doctorate of Business Administration, DBA, from Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, with a thesis on Business Models in IoT.
She is start-up Board Member and Director of EVEURA sarl, Switzerland, a boutique consulting company, advising start-ups on business model design to transition from prototype to first industrialization and scale-up.
She contributes to academic research on Business Model and Entrepreneurial Behaviour in IoT start-ups, in collaboration with Grenoble Ecole de Management.
She is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Business Models, Denmark.
She gained long past experience in senior management positions in high-tech Multinationals, such as STMicroelectronics, Oclaro Inc. and, Solvay.
Before joining multinationals, she held a position of Assistant Professor at University of Bari and she authored several patents and peer-reviewed academic articles on plasma chemistry and material science.
Adrian Staudenmaier holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur, Switzerland from 2003. Starting 2003 he worked at Alstom as a service engineer in the field of gas and steam turbine control systems. In 2015, Adrian joined EKZ (Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich) Energy Contracting as head of the control technology department. In 2019, he moved to Jobst Willers Engineering AG, where he successfully built up the Digital Building division. In addition, Adrian is currently completing the MAS program in Digital Transformation at the ZHAW.
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