Kenji Ikeura – President
Kenji Ikeura is President of Connexis. Mr. Ikeura is responsible for the strategic development and coordination of business relations worldwide. He joined Connexis in July 2007 after retiring as President of Nissan-ARC, a company formed to improve automotive technology through innovative research and development. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President of Best Practice and Competitive Intelligence at Nissan.
Mr. Ikeura holds more than 200 patents. He developed the world's first microcomputer control system to manage fuel injection, spark ignition, exhaust gas recirculation, and idle speed. He also led the development of a computer control system for automatic transmissions. Later, as General Manager of Nissan's Vehicle Research Laboratory, he guided the development of video-based lane keeping technology and adaptive cruise control technology.
Mr. Ikeura holds an MS in engineering from Keio University (Japan).
Paul Barnard – Chief Technology Officer
Paul Barnard is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Barnard is responsible for ensuring that Ygomi’s IT infrastructure, research, and software development efforts produce world-class solutions. Mr. Barnard is an IT industry veteran with a 20-year track record of helping organizations more effectively design, develop and deliver leading-edge technology products.
Before Mr. Barnard joined the Ygomi companies in 2006, he was Vice President of Engineering for IP Wireless, with responsibility for the development and enhancement of IP Wireless’s UMTS-TDD wireless infrastructure and modem equipment, helping to grow engagements with key customers. Earlier in his career, Mr. Barnard held a number of R&D leadership positions for Nortel Networks and BelAir Networks.
Mr. Barnard holds a BS in electrical and electronic engineering from Portsmouth Polytechnic (United Kingdom).
Yanfeng Liu – Director of Product Development
Yanfeng Liu is Director of Product Development of Connexis. An experienced programmer and IT project manager with more than 15 years of experience serving multinational companies in the U.S. and China, Mr. Liu manages a team of 30 software engineers and IT infrastructure specialists at Connexis's facilities in Chengdu, China.
Before joining Connexis in May 2010, Mr. Liu led software development for mInfo, a mobile search service company that developed natural language query processing technologies now being used by China Telecom. He also founded and managed a startup that developed distributed PC management solutions for organizations with automotive-grade IT policy enforcement requirements.
From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Liu was VP of Technologies for ChinaTMN Corporation, which delivered SDKs and services for telecom management applications used by Lucent, Huawei, ZTE, Motorola, Tellabs, China Netcom, and China Unicom.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Liu was a system engineer, focusing on internetworking solutions, enterprise information services, and infrastructure solutions. He also has considerable research experience in image processing and computer vision solutions, and he developed the vision subsystem for the first high-precision assembly robot in China.
Mr. Liu holds an MS in computer science from Jiaotong University (Xi'an, P.R.C.).