Stephen Norton

Managing Director of Quint Safety GmbH

Stephen Norton is a Chartered Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the design of safety-critical systems. Stephen received his Masters in Electronic Engineering with Honours from the University of Sheffield.He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and an Automotive Functional Safety Expert (AFSE). Stephen established his engineering skills writing software and designing hardware for engine control systems in the aerospace industry, quickly progressing to lead an international system design team.His significant verification experience includes responsibility for the qualification

Programmer of primary flight control systems and many safety-critical automotive components.Stephen demonstrated his competence in managing organisational changes, planning and implementing new engineering processes for customers in both the aerospace and automotive industries.

Stephen has worked for two of the largest German Automotive-OEMs and several major suppliers. From 2011 until 2013 he was Product Manager Automotive & Aerospace for Functional Safety at SGS-TÜV Saar and responsible for Consulting and Assessment activities worldwide. From 2014 until 2016 he was Head of the Safety Academy at IABG mbH. In 2016, Stephen founded Quint Safety GmbH. He is in demand internationally as an Expert and Trainer for Functional Safety.

Dr. Hasan Ibne Akram

CEO of Matrickz GmbH

Dr. Hasan Ibne Akram is CEO of Matrickz GmbH. He is a computer scientist, specialized in Embedded Security and Machine Learning.

Dr. Akram has more than 11 years of experience in the automotive industry and has worked as an external consultant for two of the major German Automotive-OEMs.

He has published several peer-reviewed papers and received the I-Centric Best Paper Award in 2008. In addition to serving on the programme committee of renowned conferences, he is a reviewer for technology journals and was an editor in the IEEE-ISTO (Kantara Initiative) Working Group – User Managed Access from 2009 to 2011.

In 2014, Dr. Akram founded Matrickz GmbH, a company specialized in automotive software and security based in Munich.

Praveen Suvarna

Technical Lead Safety & Security at Matrickz GmbH

Praveen Suvarna is Technical Lead Safety & Security at Matrickz GmbH. He is an embedded professional, specializing in safety-critical embedded software development and validation.

Mr. Suvarna has several years of experience in the automotive industry and has worked for three of the major German Automotive-OEMs. He has demonstrated his competence in leading and performing activities for safety-critical software development on both sides of the V-model, in particular the pragmatic implementation of the AUTOSAR and ISO 26262 standards.

Dhanesh Pandian Kumaresan

Head of The Department | Matrickz System Engineering & Test LAB

Dhanesh Pandian is an ISTQB® Certified professional with 8 years of Automotive experience, specialized in Testing and Management of automotive embedded software, currently leading a Test Department at MATICKZ GmbH.

He is Creative problem solver who has consistently completed projects on time and within budget. Strong background in Requirements engineering and test design in automotive software projects, Functional Safety validation for Advanced Driving Assistance (ADAS) and Vehicle Electronics using Hardware In The Loop (HIL) methodology.

He has extensive international working experience in Germany, France & India for American, European & Japanese OEM’s with a deep understanding of diverse cultural and business practices. He has good knowledge of ISO 26262 standard and its application to automotive Software development & Testing.