Experts Group

The Project team experts has been selected by a joint CEN-AENOR-Euratex panel after an open recruitment process announced on the CEN web site and widely advertised; the CEN rules for the selection and appointment of the experts have been used.



Team Expert 5, Team Leader


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Mauro Scalia

Mauro Scalia is Project Manager with EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation based in Brussels.

He holds a degree in Political Science with specialization in Politics and Economics. Over the past decade he has been working in the field of international cooperation for research and innovation in private R&D organisations, an industry federation and an institution of the European Union. He has therefore acquired substantial experience in design and management of research or innovation initiatives for the benefit of both SME and large companies. He has also extensive knowledge of R&D policies and cooperation programmes development.

In early 2005 he joined EURATEX where is responsible for management of Research and Innovation projects which are of strategic importance for the Textile and Apparel industry, particularly in the areas of manufacturing,  sustainability and e-Business across the supply chain.

In the CEN eBIZ Workshop Mauro Scalia is Team Expert 5 with the twofold role of: overall coordination of the Workshop activities and coordination of communications with Members and external stakeholders.



Team Expert 1,  e-Business in textile, clothing, and footwear – the Downstream part of the supply chain


 

Martin Baker

In the CEN eBIZ Workshop Martin Baker is Team Expert 1 with major roles of:  Coordination of the Gap Analysis including consensus building, co-ordination of activities of other experts and other parties involved; support in the upgrade of the Reference Architecture (RA); Identification and definition of any downstream business processes not currently addressed and any additional processes to be included in RA.

 

 



Team Expert 2
, e-Business in textile, clothing,– the Upstream part of the supply chain

 

 Kurt Herregodts

Kurt Herregodts

He holds a degree in Languages. From 1990 till 2007 he worked for VF Europe, one of the largest textile companies worldwide, where he lead numerous EDI implementations with major retailers across Europe. In 2009 he joined GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg, the standards organization, where he was responsible for EDI. Recently he moved to the position of COO.

In the CEN eBIZ Workshop Kurt Herregodts is Team Expert 2 for elleven months with major roles of:  Support in the coordination of the Gap Analysis and on upgrade of the Reference Architecture (RA); identification and definition of any Textile Clothing upstream business processes not currently addressed and any additional processes to be included in RA. Identification and definition of any standards applicable to Textile Clothing supply chain, coordinate collection of contributions from all Workshop participants for the topics of his concern, recommendations for modifications to Textile Clothing upstream aspects of the RA.

The role undertaken until December 2012.

 



Expert 3, e-Business in footwear,– the Upstream part of the supply chain

 

 

Enrique Montiel

In the CEN eBIZ Workshop Enrique Montiel is Team Expert 3 with major roles of:  Support in the coordination of the Gap Analysis and on upgrade of the Reference Architecture (RA); identification and definition of any footwear upstream business processes not currently addressed and any additional processes to be included in RA. Identification and definition of any standards applicable to the footwear upstream supply chain, coordinate collection of contributions from all Workshop participants for the topics of his concern, recommendations for modifications to footwear upstream aspects of the RA.

 



Expert 4, e-Business in textile, clothing, and footwear – the Downstream and Upstream parts of the supply chain

 

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Piero De Sabbata

Since 1986 Piero De Sabbata works in ENEA (the Italian national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development) in the field of interoperability and data exchange standards and is involved in both research and technology transfer activities.

He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and he has a specific experience in technology transfer initiatives in industrial districts of sectors characterised by a large presence of SMEs, like Tiles and Textile-Clothing, and  is responsible of  the CROSS-TEC laboratory at the Bologna regional Technopole of ENEA.

He participated with different roles also standardisation initiatives related to eBusiness for manufacturing industry (for example he chaired CEN WS “Standardisation and Interoperability in the Textile Supply Chain Integrated Networks-TexWeave”, promoted by Euratex -European Apparel and Textile Industry Association-) in the framework of CEN/ISSS -European Committee for Standardisation/Information Society Standardisation System).

In parallel his research interests address the issues related to ICT standards for intercompany collaboration, their lifecycle, the means and requirements for their widespread diffusion and adoption and related methodologies.

During the first eBIZ phase (2008-2010) he was coordinating the development of all versions of the eBIZ Reference Architecture.

In the CEN eBIZ Workshop Piero De Sabbata is Team Expert 4 with major roles of: Coordination of the upgrade of the Reference Architecture including consensus building, co-ordination of activities of other experts and other parties involved; provision of reports and other documentation, preparation of implementation of the upgrade of the Reference Architecture (RA), software artifacts supporting the updated specifications, definition of an interoperability testing procedure.

 



Expert 6, ICT

 

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Andreas Schneider

Andreas Schneider is a textile engineer and was manager in clothing companies for many years. He is Managing Partner of GCS and is actively involved in the special activities of GCS in the area of RFID. GCS is a Munich, Germany based consulting company focusing on the textile, clothing and footwear industries. GCS founded and coordinates the so called fashionGroup RFID, a unique round table of fashion producers and retailers exchanging hands on RFID front end experiences. GCS is cooperation partner of GS1 Germany developing jointly important Supply chain and process standards for Fashion Retailers and Fashion Industry.

In the CEN eBIZ Workshop Andreas Schneider has been appointed Team Expert 6 with major roles of:  Co-ordinate activities of other IT participants and IT stakeholders involved in three tasks of Gap Analysis, upgrade of the Reference Architecture and Communication; support timely consideration of fashion IT operators.