Mr. Werner Varro,
TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH
Mr. Werner Varro is currently the Technical Certifier, Product Safety System Expert, Team Leader and the Innovation and Product Development Manager with TÜV SÜD and he is based in Munich, Germany. Prior to joining TÜV SÜD, Mr. Varro has more than 10 years of working experience with Siemens AG, Munich and DANTEC invent GmbH, Erlangen. He was the Quality Manager at DANTEC and the Product Safety Manager at Siemens. Mr. Varro has deep knowledge in the analog and digital circuit design, electrical and electronic engineering, microcontroller and programmable electronics. He is instrumental in providing value-added technical advice on product liability, reliability and safety to international approvals and also responsible in testing and certify the products to be compliant to CE-Conformity, EMC-Directive, Machine Directive, Low Voltage Directive, R&TTE Directive, Pressure Vessel Directive, Pressure Equipment Directive, ATEX and NRTL before the products are being placed in the market.
He is also responsible in the safety of machinery robotics and laboratory equipment, SEMI, functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable controls. Mr. Varro has equipped with the knowledge in the Quality Management System according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 17025.
Mr. Zeng Shengwu
Smart Grid, Strategic Business Development Manager
TÜV SÜD Greater China
Mr. Zeng Shengwu is currently the Smart Grid, Strategic Business Development Manager of TÜV SÜD Greater China and he is based in Shanghai office. Prior to joining TÜV SÜD, Mr. Zeng is experienced as the Global Technical Expert with Schneider Electric. He is currently a member of IEC TC57 WG10 Chinese National Committee, IEC 61850 active member of Testing Subcommittee in UCA International Users Group and IEC 61850 and Cyber-Security Global Core Team.
During his time with AREVA T&D as an R&D Engineer, he was assigned as the co-author of product requirements and specification of the new IEC 61850 based IED product line, performed the IEC 61850 conformance testing and he was the IEC 61850 expert providing training and technical advisory across different departments in the R&D centre for power system protection and automation solutions. As a power industry consultant at UT Innovation in Netherlands, he has been involved in various international projects regarding IEC 61850 implementation, standardization and migration, for clients in Europe, US and Australia.
Mr. Jack Gao Yupeng
Functional Safety, Digital Service
TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Mr. Jack Gao has worked on different functional safety projects and roles in Mechanical and Electrical FMEDA and chaired the SCA/HAZOP workshops. He has more than 8 years of experience in C/C++ and Java programming language. He has worked on real time software development and firmware drivers for different industrial products including Allen Bradley’s Point/Flex IO modules.
Prior to joining TÜV SÜD, Mr. Jack Gao worked in Exida, managing and executing product certification projects and conducting training for Asia Pacific region for IEC 61508 standard. He has worked as an assessor and auditor to certify products including sensors and final elements. He also worked for Rockwell Automation Singapore where he was a senior engineer developing firmware with functional safety features in accordance to the SIL requirement. He has worked on different 1734 Point IO modules and 1794 Flex IO modules and different field buses such as Profibus, DeviceNet, Ethernet/IP etc. He has extensive experience encompassing software development, software debugging, system testing, configuration management, document management and process improvement.
Dr. Tseng King Jet
Professor/Programme Director of Electrical Power Engineering
Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr. Tseng King Jet is currently the Professor and Director of Electrical Power Engineering at Singapore Institute of Technology. He has more than 25 years of academic, research, industrial and professional experience in electrical power and energy systems. He has undertaken numerous contract research projects for major corporations such as Vestas, Rolls-Royce and Bosch, and has been holding key advisory appointments in both public and private sector in Singapore. He has been awarded numerous research grants and published over two hundred technical papers, and actively reviews and edits papers for major international journals and conferences.
Dr. Tseng was appointed the Head of Power Engineering Division in Nanyang Technological University for maximum term of six years, Board Member of the Singapore Green Building Council of the Advisory Board of BCA Centre for Sustainable Buildings and the Energy Standards Committee of Spring Singapore. He has been program co-leader of Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability for the Tropics (SinBerBEST) at Singapore's NRF-CREATE and the founding Director of Electrical Power Systems
Integration Laboratory @ NTU, a Rolls-Royce research facility. He has also founded a number of start-up companies. Dr Tseng is Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Fellow of Institution of Engineers Singapore (FIES), and Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society, as well as a Chartered Engineer registered in UK.