Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart has a wealth of experience in the automotive industry. He was formerly a Member of the Board of BMW Group, where he had initially begun his career and been responsible for development of the successful BMW 3 Series, before moving on to Continental AG as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board. Ziebart then was CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, one of Europe's big three semiconductor companies. He served as Group Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover until April 2015.
Dr. Ronald Chwang is Chairman and President of iD Ventures America (IDVA), and currently serves on the boards of several IDVA's portfolio companies, including mCube Inc., Striiv Inc., and Dragonfly Technology. He is also Director of the Board of iRobot inc. Chwang was formerly President and CEO of Acer America Corporation, and initiated the Acer venture investment activities in North America with the launch of “Acer Technology Venture Fund” in 1997.
Dr. Gerhard Schmidt is the former CTO and Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford Motor Company. Prior to this, Schmidt spent 21 years at BMW AG, 10 of which were as Senior Vice President Powertrain Development. He served as a member of the Board of Directors at the Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation, as the Chair of the Ford-MIT Alliance, in the Honorary Committee of the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies and in the German American Chamber of Commerce.
Maverick Shih, President of the BYOC Smart Products Business, plays a pivotal role in Acer’s approach to IoT under its BYOC™ vision and BeingWare concept. The Business combines hardware, software and services with business models for vertical markets, to deliver intelligent, human-centric IoT solutions with computing capabilities. Shih joined Acer in 2011 to oversee personal cloud services. In 2014 Shih was promoted to President of the newly created BYOC Business Group.
Morio Kurosaki founded IT-Farm in 1999, as one of the very few hands-on type venture capital firms in Japan. As company President, to incubate startup companies he provides hands-on support in all phases of establishing operations, such as strategic partnerships, local management hiring, business development, etc. Kurosaki started his business career at Intel Japan, and founded Aisys Corporation in 1988. The company has been supporting Silicon Valley start-ups in entering the Japanese market.