Felipe Fernandes, 34 years old, Brazilian, is currently a Cyber Security Manager, at JLR Ireland Software Engineering. More than 15 years of experience in the automotive and product development areas. Previously, he worked as an Engineering Manager at Unitec Semiconductors, an important Brazilian government program to bring the semiconductor industry to the country, applying the company’s ICs in IoT solutions for the Latin American market.

Also, he held the position of Head of Vehicle Cyber Security at Fiat Chrysler LATAM for almost 5 years as part of the global team, reporting to US engineering and leading a local resource, developing and implementing an entire cyber security strategy for the whole vehicle life cycle. At that time, he joined to SAE International as a member of the task force for writing automotive cyber security standards, such as J3061 and J3101, of which he is still actively involved.

He worked also as an embedded hardware engineer, automation engineer, team leader in automotive assembly line and electronics technician, in mid-sized and multinational companies.

Among several academic backgrounds, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering at Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG), specialization in Embedded Systems from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), specialization in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland, and is currently studying for his master’s degree at UAb from Portugal.