EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Robotics, Industrial LIDAR and Factory Automation

7 December 2020

15:00 – 17:00 CET


In cooperation with

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Sponsored by

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Media partner

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Machine vision solutions combined with artificial intelligence software are offering humanity smart machines and robots capable of performing the most challenging tasks. In this meeting, we will gather end-users with companies working on, among others, novel machine learning technologies, HD vision systems, collaborative robotics positioning using state-of-the-art sensor feedback, industrial LiDAR systems, and challenge them to create real business opportunities.

Spirit of the meetings

During these online technology meetings, we are looking for the challenges the industry is facing and bringing together the entire supply chain to address these challenges. Bringing together end-users with component suppliers and system integrators that will answer the EPIC question “What can you do for them and what can they do for you” creates the perfect foundation to establish new business relationships and find ways for new collaborations and partnerships. 

Watch us LIVE on YouTube

These online technology meetings take place in Zoom with a limited group of people. If you would like to attend the meeting, please register below. There are limited seats and we allow only one person per company, but all our online technology meetings can be viewed LIVE on YouTube or be viewed afterwards if you have missed it. Here is the link to this meeting to view it on our YouTube channel EPICPhotonics


Dr. Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC
Dr. Sana Amairi-Pyka, Project Leader for Optical Technologies at EPIC


Maarten is most known for his work in the field of advanced motion control, as well as in robotics for high precision surgery. He is a prolific blogger and a key opinion leader on the influence of new technologies on society. He is well known as an advocate of electric vehicles.

Maarten Steinbuch
Distinguished University Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology
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Andrew Nelson
VP Sales & Business Development at Sense Photonics
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Edwin works closely with clients to define and develop customer specific production technology. The experience ranges from pilot production lines, high precision assembly systems, fiber handling & placement systems, non-contact multi-layer measurement and inspection systems and complete factory automation solutions.

Edwin Gerritsen
Business Development at DEMCON
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Yulia Sandamirskaya
Research Scientist at Intel
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Marco is a System Engineer LiDAR at Valeo Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems. He has a background in theoretical physics (statistical physics, numerical simulation, laser physics).

Marco Heinen
Valeo Comfort & Driving Assistance Systems at Valeo
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Sebastien has been turning technology into business for various tech companies including Google AI. Today he is enabling industries to speed up LiDAR adoption with Outsight.

Sébastien de La Bastie
Chief Business Officer at Outsight
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Mirtha has more than 10 years experience in bringing sensor technologies to market. In her current position,  she also deals with topics related to Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) and User Experience(UX) from the end-user point of view.

Mirtha Valenzuela
Global Sales & Business Development Manager at Elmos
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Simon has almost 20 years experience along the entire photonic chain. His career started in Digital Imaging, then was extended to optics for Automotive and Consumer Electronics. For the past years he developed professional-grade Illumination and Power Electronic solutions.

Simon Schwinger
Senior Manager Business Development at Jabil Optics
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Abel García Mijan, Engineering Manager at Tenaris
Achim Greiner, Business Development at Excelitas
Ahmad Atieh, Vice President Optical Systems at Optiwave Systems
Alexander Telle, CEO at Acktar + ACM
Alexander Wirthmüller, Founder & Director at MPSI Technologies
Amarpal Khanna, Photonics Consultant at APS Consulting
Amin Abbasi, Business Development Manager at imec
Andreas Freitag, Key Account Manager at AEMtec
Andreas Rack, Product Manager at Solayer
Bernd Neusigl, Senior Business Development Manager at Kasalis
Boris Eichhorn, Senior Manager New Venture at SCHOTT
Christian Neumeyr, CEO at Vertilas
Christoph Galle, Business Development Manager at Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) / Fraunhofer
Chunmei Müller, Sales Manager at Piezolution
Claude Florin, CEO at Fastree3D
Dave Kelly, Director Business Development at Perceptron
Davide Canavesi, Business Development Manager at Scantinel Photonics
Dieter Bingemann, Application Scientist at Wasatch Photonics
Dimitris Karnakis, Technical Manager – R&D Projects at Oxford Lasers
Dirk De Man, Business Development Manager at AAE
Eddie Chow, Founder at Innovi Limited
Eric Mazaleyrat, Director Technology Scouting at STMICROELECTRONICS
Eric Aguilar, CEO at Omnitron Sensors
Faisal Kamran, Principal Technology Analyst at SONY
Fan Ji, Sales and Marketing Manager at ElFys
Farzad Parsaie, CEO & Founder at SAND MicroSystems
Florent Deux, Sales Manager OEM at Horiba Scientific
Fotini Karinou, Researcher at Microsoft
Frank Ernst, Business Development Manager at NTS Optel
Gabriele Jansen, Managing Partner at Vision Ventures
Haim Hainebach, R&D Manager at SPO
Hannes Fachberger, Project Manager at PROFACTOR
Hao Hu, Senior Researcher at Technical University of Denmark
Hossein Movla, R&D Manager at Eurasia Plasma
Hugo Boesten, Project Solutions Director at TEGEMA
Jan Vermeiren, Business Development at Caeleste
Jari Sillanpää, Business Development Director at Modulight
Jeff Demain, CEO at Demain One
Jignesh Amin, Global Segment Leader at SABIC
Joanna Bendyna-Muirhead, Business Development Manager at Mintres
Johann Lomsek, Business Development at Robooptic Systems
Joost van Kerkhof, COO at PHIX
Jörg Amelung, Division Director Active Micromechanical Systems at Fraunhofer-Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS
Jouni Halme, CEO at Ladimo
Juichi Hayashi, Business Development Manager at ISUZU GLASS
Jules Braddell, Director of Engineering at Pilot Photonics
Ian Blasch, Sr. Director at Jabil
Ksenija Varga, Key Account Manager at FujiFilm Electronic Materials
Laurent Demezet, Key Account Manager at HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS FRANCE
Leon Li, Deputy General Manager at Focuslight Technologies
Li Zeng, Engineer at Huawei
Linda Restrepo, CEO at Professional Global Outreach
Luca Maretti, Sales Engineer at Shin-Etsu Polymer
Marc Beusenberg, Director of R&D at IMS
Marko Dolata, Sales & Project Management at asphericon
Matthias Gloor, Product Manager at ams
Mirvais Yousefi, CEO at LuxC
Myun-Sik Kim, Product Manager at Axetris
Nuno Edgar Nunes Fernandes, Engineer/Entrepreneur at Photonics Precision Technologies & Faster Capital
Olaf Meyer, Director Business Development CISS EMEA at Qioptiq Photonics
Olivier Dubreuil, Business Leader DACH at Lumibird
Paul Gillespie, Managing Director at SH Gillamor Stephens
Philippe Bolle, CEO at Skylane optics
Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz, Programme Manager at EPFL
Ralf G.J. Knoll, CEO at INOPTEC
Reinhard Pusch, Advisor at RoodMicrotec
Remigijus Šliupas, CEO at OPTOMAN
Richard Varjabedian, Sales and Marketing Manager at Delta Electronics
Sami Marrei, Managing Director / Senior Director R&D at Lumentum
Santiago Proano, Civil Engineer at SEDEMI
Santiago Royo, Business Development at Beamagine
Sébastien Grot, General Manager at SensUp
Seiya Matsumoto, Sales Manager at HOYA Corporation Optics Section
Sellaoui Ramzi, Technician at Leoni
Selwan Ibrahim, R&D Manager at Optics11
Sergei Tsarev, CEO at Astrum
Sergio Palazzi, Engineer at Machine Vision Consulting
Simon Rankel, Business Development Manager at MKS Instruments (Ophir)
Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director Europe at Bandwidth10
Stephan Marauska, Head of Operations at OQmented
Suleyman Turgut, CEO at Luminit
Thomas Lübkemeier, General Manager at EMVA
Thomas Siegel, Head of R&D at ASE Optics Europe
Tiger Ninomiya, Senior Technologist at Senko Advanced Components
Tim Schnitzler, Product Manager at Broadcom
Tobias Müller, CTO at AIXEMTEC
Vincent Zeng, Supplier Quality Engineer at Facebook
Wenjuan Fan, System Engineer at Texas Instruments
Winfried Reeb, Head of Business Unit Active Components at Laser Components
Yeeloy Lam, CTO at DenseLight Semiconductors
Yoshiaki Shikata, Senior Assistant General Manager at Sumitomo Electric Industries


To participate, you need to have access to a computer (preferred) or phone, with video/microphone/sound, you can test your setup on Zoom. By registering, you agree that we can use your data to inform you about the details of this event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff.
Note: We allow only 1 person per company to participate in the Zoom room. Everyone is of course welcome to join us via YouTube. All attendees in Zoom are expected to participate in the full length of the meeting. By registering you acknowledge our GDPR Statement.


EPIC Events Manager Helena Jelinkova: helena.jelinkova@epic-assoc.com;mobile: +420 606526252

Davide Canavesi
Business Development Manager at Scantinel Photonics

I would like to congratulate the EPIC team for the way of organizing and drive their online technology meetings. I joined the OTM on Robotics, Industrial LIDAR, and Factory Automation without knowing what to expect, and was a great surprise. I am looking forward to future engagements