2016 Attendees

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

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 Took to the Stage in 2016:

  • Alisyn Malek

    Alisyn Malek
    Investment Manager
    GM Ventures
  • Steve Banfield

    Steve Banfield
    BMW ReachNow
  • Richard Rowe

    Richard Rowe MEng MIET
    Collaboration Manager
    Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator
  • John Suh

    John Suh
    Executive Director
    Hyundai Ventures
  • Michael Mikos

    Michael Mikos
    car2go N.A. LLC
  • Henry Bzeih

    Henry Bzeih
    Managing Director, Kia Connected & Mobility
  • Sebastien Henot

    Sebastien Henot
    Business Innovation Manager
  • Adi Singh

    Adi Singh
    Senior Scientist
    Ford Motor Company
  • Liz Kerton

    Liz Kerton
    Executive Director
    Autotech Council
  • Matthew Hall

    Matthew Hall
    Manager, Business Innovation
    Mercedes-Benz Research and Development, NA.
  • Tony Cannestra

    Tony Cannestra
    Director of Corporate Ventures
    Denso International America
  • Zoli Honig

    Zoli Honig
    CTO & Co-Founder
  • Kristen Hall-Geisler

    Kristen Hall-Geisler
    Automotive Reporter
  • David DiMeo

    David DiMeo
    Director, Connected Car Innovations
  • Hakan Kostepen

    Hakan Kostepen
    Executive Director - Product Planning Strategy & Innovation
    Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America - Silicon Valley Center
  • Sachin Lulla

    Sachin Lulla
    Global Watson IoT for Auto Leader- GTM (Sales) & Application Development (AutoLab)
    IBM Watson
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Key Topics Featured at Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017 2016

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.

See below this year's leading topics:

  • Make Mobility Pay:

    Identify the new revenue streams, incl. data and payments that will keep the revenue rolling in as auto pivots from the business of selling cars to providing mobility services

  • Move Fast and (Don’t) Break Stuff:

    Translate the West Coast’s agile R&D culture into the global auto product portfolio at the speed of digital

  • The Internet of Moving Things:

    From the connected home to the smart city, choose the partnerships and tools that will integrate the car as a valuable part of the networked society

  • New Kids on the Block:

    New automakers are redefining the auto industry! Shed the auto legacy to design vehicles with connectivity, software and tech. at their core

  • Data; From Hype to Application:

    Harness driver data to create tailored services, build brand loyalty, understand driver behavior and lay the foundations for the intelligent, self-driving vehicle

  • The Investment Drive:

    The auto industry is snapping up start-ups for $billions. Analyze investment trends to ask the big question; invest, partner, acquire or be acquired?

Experts that Spoke in 2016:

Featured at Auto Tech R&D Summit 2017 2016


    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

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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 2017

  • 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)
Email: thomas@tu-auto.com

2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Workshop Sponsor

  • TomTom

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Olympus Sky

Badge Sponsor

  • GitHub


  • u-blox