The PLATOON partners have established their own Ambassadors Network.

Ambassadors are experts, with a clear reputation, strong connections with companies, universities, governments, and the start-up ecosystem in Europe, and with a proven previous experience in big data and energy sectors. The Ambassador programme is paramount to shape and give life to the PLATOON community. This programme is key to create a crowd knowledge base repository and a thrilling and active community.

Meet our PLATOON Ambassadors!

NamePhotoAbout the Ambassador
Thorsten HuelsmannThorsten Huelsmann is CEO of Digital Hub Logistics and Digital Hub Management GmbH located in Dortmund since 2010. In 2016 he was additionally appointed as Head of Unit Strategic Initiatives at Fraunhofer Institute of Material Flow and Logistics IML and as CFO of International Data Spaces Association IDSA.
He holds a Master in Economic Geography, Sociology and Political Sciences from University of Bonn and studied Communication Sciences at University of Bologna.
Mr Huelsmann focuses his work on the management and coordination of innovation networks, initiatives and clusters. He uses stakeholder engagement and qualitative research methods as well as strategic foresight tools.
In 2019 Digital Hub Logistics was awarded as the winner of the DIHNET.EU award, in 2010 Digital Hub Logistics was awarded as the winner of the leading-edge cluster competition of the German government.
Natalie MittonDr. Nathalie Mitton received her MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from INSA Lyon in 2003 and 2006 respectively. She received her Habilitation à diriger des Recherches (HDR) in 2011 from Université Lille 1.
Since 2006, Dr. Mitton has been an Inria full researcher and since 2012, she is the Scientific Head of the Inria FUN team which is focused on small computing devices like electronic tags and sensor networks. Her research interests focus on self-organization from PHY to routing for wireless constrained dynamic and mobile networks with a strong focus on energy.
Dr. Mitton has been nominated as one of the 10 Women Stars in Computer Science in 2020 by the IEEE Communication Society. She has published her research in more than 40 international revues and more than 120 international conferences. Dr. Mitton is involved in the set-up of the FIT IoT LAB platform, the H2020 CyberSANE projects, and in several program and organization committees such as Infocom (since 2019), PerCom (since 2018), DCOSS (since 2018), Adhocnow (since 2015), ICC (since 2015), Globecom (since 2017), Pe-Wasun 2017, VTC (since 2016), etc. She supervises several Ph.D. students and engineers.
Jad NassarDr Jad Nassar is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Junia-HEI. He has a PhD in Computer Science specialized in Internet of Things (IoT) applied to Smart Grids. He teaches in the field of Computer Science and IoT. Dr Nassar’s research interests include communication and data acquisition in smart devices and wireless networks for different applications such as Smart Grids, Smart Cities, etc. Dr Nassar is currently working on several European projects in the area of Smart Grids such as EBalance+ and SoMel SoConnected.