Attendees Already Signed up for 2017:

Automakers are making some big bets on the future: data, services, mobility, automation… tapping into innovation like never before as the race to define the auto landscape for the decades to come intensifies.

Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017 (formerly Telematics West Coast) is the key forum for West Coast connected car and auto tech execs; bringing together over 200 experts to network and identify the crucial partnerships and the R&D innovations that will unlock the auto business models of tomorrow.

Experts Who are Taking to the Stage in 2017:

  • Ulrich Quay

    Ulrich Quay
    Managing Partner
    BMW I Ventures
  • Scott Burnell

    Scott Burnell
    Global Lead, Bus. Dev. & Partner Mgmt
  • Gaurav Bansal

    Gaurav Bansal
    Principal Researcher
    Toyota InfoTechnology Centre
  • Tom Wang

    Tom Wang
    Chief Product Officer
  • Hakan Kostepen

    Hakan Kostepen
    Executive Director - Product Strategy & Innovation
  • Emmanuele Spera

    Emmanuele Spera
    Next Future Transportation
  • Paul Asel

    Paul Asel
    Managing Partner
    Nokia Growth Partners
  • George Burgess

    George Burgess
    Venture Partner
    InMotion Ventures
  • Rahul Sonnad

    Rahul Sonnad
  • Shane Rooney

    Shane Rooney
    Executive Director IoT - Automotive
  • Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson
    Smart City Advisor
    TM Forum
  • Ronn Ford

    Ronn Ford
    Ronn Motor Group
  • Sobhan Khani

    Sobhan Khani
    Director Of Mobility
    Plug & Play
  • Liz Kerton

    Liz Kerton
    Executive Director
    Autotech Council
  • Mike Harrigan

    Mike Harrigan
    Senior Program Manager
    Prospect Silicon Valley
  • Ryan Snyder

    Ryan Snyder
  • Gail Gottherer

    Gail Gottherer
  • Greg Basich

    Greg Basich
    Senior Analyst - Automotive
    Strategy Analytics
  • Sam Abuelsamid

    Sam Abuelsamid
    Senior Research Analyst
    Navigant Research
Download the 2017 Brochure Now

Key Topics Featured at Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017

Months of independently conducted research have allowed us to present you with a complete break-down of the most crucial topics facing the auto mobility ecosystem.

  • Disrupt or be Disrupted: Delve into the Silicon Valley auto start-up scene and hear from the new kids on the block who are challenging the status quo between tech. and automotive
  • Edge Vs Cloud: With today’s enhanced vehicles processing power and the cloud enabling digital seamlessness- strike the perfect hybrid between on and off board computing
  • Artificial Intelligence Powered Mobility: Utilize predictive analytics on the back end and create tailored consumer facing features on the front end powered by AI
  • Vehicle to Everything (V2X): with diverse connectivity to handle (V2V, V2P, V2I, V2N) debate which wireless networks (DSRC, LTE, 5G) will enable the V2X for Smart City future
  • Move Fast and Innovate: Inject Silicon Valley’s flexible R&D culture into the global auto product portfolio at the speed of digital

The New Event Formats - It’s More than Just a Conference

  • 1
    The Conference: The thought leaders shaping the future of the auto tech space take to stage to deliver their insights through keynote presentations and panel discussions.
  • 2
    The Start-Up Pitches: Hear the most disruptive ideas through two focused pitching competitions dedicated to both early stage and market ready start-ups.
  • 3
    The Unconference: break from the traditional conference structure into to a more informal format which emphasizes the exchange of ideas and collaboration through focused group work and networking

2016 Attendees

  • Jaguar-Land-Rover
  • wireless-car
  • Toyota
  • mercedes-benz
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • cisco

Featured at Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017


    What would you do if you could start with a blank sheet of paper? Take part in an interactive session to design a connected car business from the ground-up


    Hear from and meet representatives from start-ups and the companies investing in them through panels and pitch battles. Define your scouting strategy and meet new companies


    It's no longer about one company leading the pack - it's all about partnerships! We've lengthened panel session to 45 minutes to give you more chance to understand the issues and for longer Q&A

Download the 2017 Brochure Now

Facts & Stats from 2016

  • of attendees were C-Level Executives & Senior management
  • Content Provider attendance
  • OEM attendance
  • of delegates rated our speakers good to excellent
  • of delegates rated the quality of information they learned at the conference good to excellent
  • of attendees rated the opportunity to meet relevant industry executives as good to excellent

The Industry Verdict On Auto Tech R&D Summit 2016

  • Nokia Location & Commerce

    "The place where car companies and content people come together to make great things happen."

    - Nokia Location & Commerce
  • Hyundai

    "Perfect atmosphere and place to share and talk about open innovations with each other. This conference is the right opportunity to gain very fruitful outcomes and directions. "

    - Hyundai
  • Pandora

    "Great opportunity to hear what is happening in such a dynamic space, and a phenomenal networking opportunity."

    - Pandora
  • Microsoft

    "Recommended event for all creating and supporting automotive content and applications. I was able to get up to speed quickly on the hot topics and future concerns of the industry. "

    - Microsoft
  • Agero

    "Finally a show that wasn't all hugs and kisses and got down to the real issues at hand. If we had more shows like this the industry will just grow stronger through the whole value chain. "

    - Agero
  • AccuWeather

    "I thought the topics were really great and sparked some wonderful ideas about how my company fits into the world of Automotive!"

    - AccuWeather
  • IBM Watson

    "The TU West Conference was very well organized and well worth my time. It brought together key stakeholders and decision makers from Silicon Valley to discuss the future of the Auto industry. I look forward to the next event"

    - IBM Watson

If you are interested in Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017 please contact me on the below details:

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson

Project Director
+44 (0) 207 55 19842 (Global)

2017 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

  • Olympus Sky

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Tomtom


  • ParkWhiz