Business Conference 2017


The EMVA Board of Directors again has developed an highly attractive programme for the 2017 edition of the EMVA conference.
It covers various up-to-date topics of our industry and will provide important and reliable background information to the attending machine vision community. Please find an extract of our impressive speakers list as follows:




Opening Keynote
Sony Kapoor
, Managing Director Re-Define

Sony Kapoor’s career uniquely spans the financial sector, academia, civil society and public policy across several countries. In his current role as Managing Director of the international think tank Re-Define he advises key policymakers in the EU and in emerging economies. He also runs Court Jesters, a boutique consultancy that specialises in tackling groupthink in corporate boards and investment committees. At the IMF, Sony is a Visiting Scholar working on long-term investment and housing sector finance. In addition, he is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Asset Management and Insurance. Part of his current work focuses on the future of technology and its interplay with productivity and future of labour.


Closing Keynote
Adam Kingl
, Executive Director of Thought Leadership for London Business School

Adam Kingl is sought for his expertise on the future of business.  He leverages his research on the work and leadership paradigms of Generation Y, a demographic that will compose half of the global workforce by 2020, to shine a light on the fundamental paradigm shifts that we will face in terms of what’s important to the world of business and how it will be led.

Adam holds degrees from London Business School, UCLA and Yale.  He is a dual British-American citizen.


Giles Peckham, Regional Marketing Director at Xilinx

Giles has more than 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, starting with the design of ASSPs for consumer applications at NXP before moving on to FAE and marketing roles for gate array and standard cell products and finally a sales role in the same organisation. Whilst at Xilinx, he has held a number of technical and commercial marketing roles in EMEA and now runs a global marketing team from his office in London.
Giles holds a BSC in Electronic Engineering and Physics from Loughborough University, UK and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.


Jochem Herrmann, President of the EMVA

Jochem Herrmann is Chief Scientist and co-founder of the Dutch camera manufacturer Adimec.
He is responsible for the future technologies on Adimec’s roadmap (2-5 years ahead). New technologies can be developed in house, but also in joint R&D projects with industrial partners and universities, often in European programs like FP7, CATRENE and Medea+.
In June 2013 he was elected into the EMVA Board in which his primary working field is planning, development and dissemination of standards for the Machine Vision industry.


Luca Verre, Co-founder and CEO at Chronocam

Luca co-founded Chronocam and he is the Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Chronocam, Luca pursued his career internationally with Schneider Electric covering several leading roles in project management, product management, marketing and business development.
Prior to Schneider Electric, Luca worked as an Engineer with Toyota and Altis Semiconductor as well as a Research Assistant in Photonics at the Imperial College of London.
Luca holds a double 1st class MSc in Physics, Electronic and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Ecole Centrale and an MBA from INSEAD.

Lukas Vrabel

Lukas Vrabel, Research Team Leader at

Lukáš Vrábel works as research team lead at His team works on realization of various machine learning tasks as text and web page analysis,  recommendation systems, or image recognition.

He holds master's degree in artificial intelligence from Faculty of Informatics at Brno University of Technology, with few publications mostly in area of Formal Languages and Automata.


Piet de Moor, Senior Business Development Manager Imagers at imec

Piet De Moor received his PhD in Physics from University of Leuven in 1995. After joining imec in 1998 he consecutively lead different sections and  groups in the areas of  MEMS packaging,  3D Integration and Pixel Design and Test. The last years he was Program Manager Imagers.  He has been technically coordinating several bilateral, EC, ESA, and nationally funded projects on advanced imaging systems. Recently he is appointed Senior Business Development Manager Imagers.


Pierre Cambou, Activity Leader MEMS & Imaging at Yole Développement

Pierre earned his Engineering Degree from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France) in parallel with a Master of Science from Virginia Tech (USA). In 2011 he graduated from Grenoble Ecole de Management's MBA.
Along his career Pierre took several positions at the THOMSON TCS factory which became ATMEL Grenoble in 2001, then e2v Semiconductors in 2006. In 2012 he founded the start-up Vence Innovation (now called Irlynx) in order to bring to market a far-infrared Man to Machine Interaction technology.
He joined YOLE Développement as Imaging Activity Leader end of 2014.


Thomas Lübkemeier, General Secretary of the EMVA

Thomas holds a master degree in Automation Engineering and he looks back on a more than 20 year lasting management career in Sales & Marketing within the Industrial Automation field. Most of his career he spent with International Business Development and Key Account Management towards mid-size customers and global players.
He was stationed several years abroad (Brazil) followed by various Managing Director positions.
Today he manages the EMVA, representing the European machine vision industry.


Vaclav Hlavac, Professor, Head of Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics

1981 graduated Ing. (similar to MSc.) in control engineering from the CTU Prague; 1982 PhD student at the CTU, since 1983 teaching position, 1987 PhD from the CTU (Analysis of the integrated circuits images); 1990 head of the Computer Vision Laboratory, 1992 Associate Professor; 1996 head of the Center for Machine Perception of the CTU, 1998 Professor.




closed since 18 Jun 2017
Registration 16 Dec – 18 Jun
Meeting Selection 29 May – 24 Jun
Event 22 Jun – 24 Jun
Language English
Venue Hilton Prague Old Town
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 77
Meetings 73
Austria 1
Belgium 6
Canada 2
China 3
Czech Republic 2
Denmark 1
France 7
Germany 33
Italy 5
Japan 3
Netherlands 4
Russia 1
Slovak Republic 1
Slovenia 1
South Korea 3
Spain 4
United Kingdom 14
United States of America 8
Total 99
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After Event 9