Board and Officers

 



President
Michael Ziganek
General Manager, Automotive Business Unit
Mentor a Siemens Business

Based in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, Michael is the General Manager of the Automotive Business Unit of Mentor responsible for dedicated engineering teams based in Europe, Asia and North America. Before this position, Michael was leading the business line Infotainment & DI, responsible for strategic business development and the definition of embedded solutions for the next generation of automotive applications. Prior to Mentor, Michael has been engaged with various Tier’s and software vendors in the automotive sector for more than 18 years, working on state of the art automotive projects.



Vice President
Dr. Jochen Böhm
Area-Lead Development LINUX-/Genivi-Platform at BMW Car IT

Educated as a physicist at the University of Texas at Austin and the Max-Planck-Institute in Munich, Jochen joined BMW 2001 being responsible for the infotainment system of the BMW X5 and X6 (Gen. ‘06). After acting as an strategic consultant for the infotainment organization, he was responsible for managing the system architecture of several BMW Head-Unit generations. Starting in 2013, Jochen was responsible for the pre-development and innovation-projects of the E/E –organization. Since 2016, he is managing the BMW head-unit system architecture, system platform development, and system integration activities.



Secretary-Treasurer
Gerald Spreitz
OSS Strategy Officer at
Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH

Gerald is the OSS Strategy Officer at Bosch and held past positions as the Corporate Officer for Open Source based software development and Group Lead Corporate Research for Communication Technology System Design for Digital Radio, Digital Wireless Microphones for professional audio systems. Gerald holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering and Electronics and Signal Processing from Leibniz University Hannover.



Board Member
Hyungjin Jeon
Research Fellow, Advanced Research & Product Planning / Vehicle component Solution Company at LG Electronics

HyunJin has developed many embedded products from LG Electronics, and has been a SW specialist in automotive products since more than 10 years ago.
Currently, he is leading the SW platform development at LG Electronics VS headquarters.



Board Member
Dr. Andree Zahir
Senior Vice President, Head of Engineering Business Unit AI (Automotive Navigation and Infotainment Systems)
Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH

Since mid 2015, Dr. Andree Zahir is the Head of the business unit Connected Information Solutions 1 (CI1) at Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH. The scope of this business unit is infotainment systems and since 2017 also connectivity units both for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Before, he was globally responsible for engineering and development of infotainment systems at Bosch Car Multimedia. From 2005 to 2010 he worked for Bosch in Bangalore & Coimbatore, India being responsible for SW and electronics development for all powertrain related systems. From 2002 to 2004 he already worked at the Blaupunkt GmbH (part of Bosch group) in the infotainment area for advance development and software development. Andree began his career at Robert Bosch in the subsidiary compancy ETAS in embedded software and later product management for embedded real-time simulation systems and real-time operating system kernels for embedded control units.

Besides GENIVI he is board member of ADIT (Advanced Driver Information Technology), a multinational joint venture of DENSO and Bosch Car Multimedia.



Board Member
Tero Salminen
Director Virtualization at OpenSynergy

Tero is product and engineering leader with over 20 years of experience from developing SW platforms for telecommunications equipment, mobile phones and various other embedded devices. Currently he is working with virtualization and related standardization for automotive domain.



Board Member
Matt Jones
Chief Systems Architect Wind River Systems

Matt is the Chief Systems Architect at Wind River in a role spanning safety critical real-time, Linux and cloud products. The stated ambition - transform market segments ranging from aerospace to industrial, defense to medical, and networking to automotive.

As a volunteer and having previously served as President, Matt is also head of product marketing for the GENIVI alliance. The alliance is focused on infotainment and the connected car to power the next generation of mobility solutions. GENIVI is an alliance of OEMs, Tier 1s and other players in the automotive ecosystem dedicated to accelerating development through open platforms and standards.
Matt recently departed Virgin Hyperloop One, where as Senior Vice President he led the Software Engineering teams; tasked with providing all the software needed to manage, control, and operate an autonomous hyperloop system. This included embedded software and electronics, networking, cloud data and services, as well as customer-facing applications.

Previously Matt was the Chief Product Officer with moovel Group, Daimler’s mobility subsidiary. He was focused on integrating personal, shared and public transportation options into single-view mobility products. In this role he prepared the way for connected, autonomous, shared electric vehicles; launching in many cities across the US and EU.

Prior to that he spent almost 14 years at Jaguar Land Rover as the Director of Future Technology, leading development of electronic and software systems for the future connected autonomous vehicles; where he also served on the Board of Directors of the Linux Foundation.



Board Member
Ari Aalto
Vice President
Automotive and Smart Devices Business Unit at TietoEVRY

Ari has more than 30 years of professional experience in high-tech industries, in various roles both in product R&D and global consultancy companies. Currently, he heads global automotive services business with TietoEVRY with special focus on digital cockpit, ADAS, automotive computing platforms and connected vehicle software services to Tier-1s and OEMs.

Previously, he has been working in various roles with Accenture Digital practice for several years, focusing on consultancy services for consumer electronics, multimedia, telecom and public safety industries. Prior to that he was more than 20 years with Nokia R&D organizations in multiple roles, including software development, standardization, large-scale software platform program management and global R&D organization management.