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  • Automotive and Industry IT


  • Hitachi's European Center for Social Innovation, Automotive and Industry Research Laboratory


October 2009

Dr. Lenardi is managing the Automotive and Industry Department of the Hitachi's European Center for Social Innovation, part of the R&D Group. His Teams are located in France and Germany.
Previously, he managed the European Big Data Dept. with locations in France, United Kingdom and Denmark. After getting a PhD from EPFL, he started as Researcher at Hitachi Europe in 2002, and led the Cooperative Systems Team of the ICT Laboratory of Sophia Antipolis in France until 2009.

I also continue to contribute as Senior Research Engineer to Hitachi, and I act as bridge towards European potential customers of the Hitachi Group Business Divisions, my Teams providing business technical support to them.
I represent Hitachi in several European or French public projects' Steering Committees, where I also contribute to, together with my Teams.
I am the Coordinator of the EU FP7 project "eCo-FEV", and my Team is a major contributor to the project. Hitachi Europe is Associate Member of the industrial Car-2-Car Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) with me appointed as Contact for the Hitachi Group, and where I am active in the Technical Committee and in some WGs.
Hitachi Europe is Full Member of ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standardization Institution, with me appointed as the Contact for the Hitachi Group within ETSI, and where I am active in the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Technical Committee.
I contributed to Consortia publications, and was Reviewer within several Conferences' Technical Committees.
I coordinated some Sessions at different Conferences, and was invited as Panellist several times.


Automotive and Industry Laboratory
<Sophia Antipolis>
HITACHI c/o Les Ecolucioles B2, 955 Route des Lucioles, 06560 Valbonne, France.

E-mail: Massimiliano.Lenardi (please add "" to complete the address)
Facsimile: +33-(0)4-8987-4199
Telephone: +33-(0)4-8987-4168

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Smart Mobility
  • Automotive communication and information systems
  • Big Data generation, injection, storage, analysis and redistribution
  • Standardization (ETSI) and policy/regulation
  • (Wireless) Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things


Dr. Massimiliano LENARDI received his Master degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the Trieste University (Italy) in collaboration with EPFL (Switzerland).

In 1997/1998, Max attended the Doctoral School in Communication Systems at EPFL.

In 2002, he received his PhD degree from EPFL in collaboration with the Mobile Communications Department of EURECOM Institute (Sophia Antipolis, France) in the context of UMTS/WCDMA standard development at the

He started to work for HITACHI in 2002 as Researcher, and currently he is managing the Automotive and Industry Labs of the HITACHI's European Center for Social Innovation (CSI), part of the R&D Group of Hitachi. Teams are located in Sophia Antipolis (ICT), Munich (Automotive) and Aachen (Industry IT), where he contributes as Senior Researcher as well.

Previously, Max managed the European Big Data Laboratories for Hitachi.

(current as of 1st April 2015)