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Takashi Imai

President, Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd.

Takashi Imai is President of Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. In addition to his role as President, he is President and CEO of Toyota InfoTechnology Center, U.S.A., Inc.

Since the beginning of his career with Toyota Motor Corporation in 1992, Mr. Imai has gained extensive experiences both in Japan and America. Prior to becoming President of Toyota InfoTechnology Center, he was responsible for reorganizing the Connected Function of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. as Executive Advisor. He has also held various technical and management positions, including strategic planning Manager for on-board electronic control unit; Manager of in-house development for HV’s brake system; Lead Engineer of electromagnetic compatibility for the first-generation Prius; and Engineer of development of on-board systems (e.g., in-vehicle infotainment systems).

Mr. Imai holds a Bachelor of Science in Electromagnetic Engineering from Tohoku University.

Dr. -Ing. Rainer Kallenbach

President, Robert Bosch GmbH, Connected Mobility Solutions

Dr.-Ing. Rainer Kallenbach has been President of Bosch’s new Connected Mobility Solutions division since January 1, 2018. In his more than 30 years with the Bosch Group, he has shaped the development of complex and highly connected embedded systems in the automotive sector. From 2000 to 2002, he was co-founder and co-director of what is now Bosch Engineering GmbH. From 2003 to 2011, he was on the executive management board of the Bosch Automotive Electronics division. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Executive Vice President of the global Bosch IT organization, with responsibility for the technology and security of data processing. From 2014 to 2017, he was CEO of Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, the IoT system and software house of the Bosch Group.

He studied technical cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart and completed his doctoral thesis on modelling and simulation of mechanical and mechatronic systems.