Crucial Debates Shaping Auto Tech

After months of independent research, we bring you the issues at the heart of automotive technology- from the connected car to the converging trends of autonomous vehicles and smart mobility.

From top-down headline sessions to dedicated panels and s on telematics, autonomous and mobility- we have over 70 sessions to get you up to speed with all you need to know about the technology that is redefining the car as we know it.

TU-Automotive Detroit Conference Structure

Headlines
Morning Coffee Break
Telematics Keynotes
Autonomous Keynotes
Mobility Keynotes
Lunch
Telematics Keynotes
Autonomous Keynotes
Mobility Keynotes
Afternoon Coffee Break
Telematics Track 1
Telematics Track 2
Autonomous Track
Mobility Track
Networking drinks reception (Day 1 only - 6:10pm)

 

Top Sessions for 2015

Here's a sneak peak of some of the top sessions we have in store for you this June - scroll down for the full agenda

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Day One: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Track 1 Telematics Track 2
Autonomous Keynotes Autonomous Track 1 Mobility Keynotes Mobility Track 1

Day Two: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Workshops Telematics Track 3 Telematics Track 4
Mobility + Autonomous Keynotes Mobility Track 2 - Start-Ups

Day One

EXPAND/COLLAPSE ALL

8.30am-10.40am Opening Headlines - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom

08:30 - 8:50AM Introduction and Opening from TU-AutomotiveTU-Automotive

08.50 - 9:10AM OEM Announcement: NissanConnect - Service Launch

Nissan
Dan Teeter
Director Vehicle Connected Services
Nissan

09:10 - 9:40AM Legislation: A Blessing & A Curse!

From a tech. standpoint, self-driving vehicles are a matter of not if, but when. But there are no such legislative certainties.

AAMVA
Cathie Curtis
Director Vehicle Programs
AAMVA
evada DMV
Jude Hurin
Management Services and Programs Division
Nevada DMV
AAA
Avery Ash
Director of Federal Relations
AAA
Venable
Moderator:
Chan Lieu
Senior Legislative Advisor
Venable LLP

09:40 - 10:00AM The Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles

The promise of self-driving cars is truly phenomenal; eliminating road deaths, mobilizing the elderly and reducing emissions is just the start. But have you considered the ethical questions at stake?

Center for Automotive Research Stanford
Chris Gerdes
Director
Center for Automotive Research Stanford

10.00 - 10.20AM Legal Aspects of Automation

It's the elephant in the room; whilst aspiring to design technology that saves lives - the path will not be perfect. Confront the tough legal issues that will define the future of automotive innovation.

University of South Carolina School of Law
Bryant Walker Smith
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina School of Law
Venable
David Strickland
Partner
Venable LLP

10.20 -10.40AM The Evolution of the Automobile

Details coming soon.

gartner
Thilo Koslowski
VP Distinguished Analyst & Founder of Automotive Practice
Gartner

10:40 - 11.10AM EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Telematics Keynotes - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom

11.10 - 11:30AM Connected Services Usage: A Vital Metric - Part 1

How many $ Billions are spent on infotainment features that consumers don't use? Conversely, how much does a positive IVI experience drive loyalty? Get never before heard results from a study with 24,000 US and Chinese drivers.

nielsen
Michael Chadsey
Vice President, Vertical Lead, Industrial, Transportation and Financial Services
Nielsen
SBD
Andrew Hart
Director
SBD

 

11.30am-11.50am Rough Road Ahead on the Connected Car Highway

2015 will be every bit as challenging as 2014 - maybe even more so - for companies and people working in connected car.

Airbiquity
Scott Frank
Vice President of Marketing
Airbiquity

11.50am-12.10pm Billions of Connected Things: Ingredients for Interoperability

The road to delivering a seamless, interoperable connected car experience is full of obstacles, and no company will make it by going it alone. We shed light on the key challenges and opportunities.

Covisint
David Miller
CSO
Covisint
Cisco
Andreas Mai
Director of Smart Connected Vehicles
Cisco

12.10pm-12.30pm Leveraging Telematics Data in a Connected World

With connected devices expected to go from under 20 million in 2014 to over 60 million by 2020 the next opportunity comes from generating value with all this information.

Hortonworks
Herb Cunitz
President
Hortonworks

12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm-2.50pm Connected Services Usage: A Vital Metric - Part 2

EXCLUSIVE END-USER PANEL. Hear directly from existing infotainment users with first-hand experience of in-car tech! Understand how and when they use - or don't use - their connected car services!

Morpace
Bryan Krulikowski
Vice President
Morpace
SBD
Moderator:
Andrew Hart
Director
SBD

2.50pm-3.10pm Data & the Automotive Sphere of Monetization

The ROI expectations on spending billions of $'s building connected cars are high. We look into an untapped revenue stream.

Cognizant
Prasad Satyavolu
Global Head Innovation
Cognizant

3.10pm-3-30pm Building a Secure Vehicle Architecture

Connected cars are rapidly changing the relationship drivers have with their vehicles. And as connectivity features grow, so do the relationships associated with a vehicle - from OEMs to carriers to government policy makers.

QNX
Andrew Poliak
Global Director of Business Development
QNX

3.30pm-4.00pm Coffee Break

 

Telematics Track 1 - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom

4.00pm-4.30pm Monetizing the Connected Car

A growing number of connected car apps provide convenience and entertainment for consumers, but where is the most revenue potential and for whom? A panel of experts will explore.

Xtime
Chris Ice
VP of Product Marketing
Xtime
Group-1
Wade Hubbard
VP Fixed Operations
Group 1 Automotive Inc.
at-t
Cameron Coursey
VP Product Development
AT&T
Strategy Analytics
Roger Lanctot
Associate Director
Strategy Analytics
hyundai
Michael Deitz
Sr. Group Manager, Connected Car and Owner Marketing
Hyundai Motor America

4.30pm-4.50pm The Networked Society & the Connected Car Cloud 

With the cloud in place and the car playing a key role in the connected society; it's time to move from car centric solutions and look to a business and customer centric value proposition. Explore how OEMs can harness the cloud and create an API economy that leverages increased touch points with their customers and ecosystems beyond the vehicle.

Ericsson
Magnus Lundgren
Head of Connected Vehicle Cloud
Ericsson

4.50pm-5.20pm The Car & the Connected Society [PANEL]

With the car being a key part of the connected lifestyle, ensuring compatibility with the home, office and the city is crucial. We explore the car in its role in the connected lifestyle.

Mercedes-Benz R&D
Steffen Neumann
Manager App Development
Mercedes-Benz R&D
Cognizant
Ajai Vasudevan
Assistant Vice President & Senior Client Partner, Manufacturing & Logistics
Cognizant
Nissan
Toshiro Muramatsu
Director, Vehicle Information Technology Division Silicon Valley
Nissan
Rivet Radio
John MacLeod
CEO
Rivet Radio
Auto Beat Group
Moderator:
Bill Hampton
Publisher
Auto Beat Group

5.20pm-5.40pm Connected Infotainment - What Consumers Want

Infotainment is a key touch point between suppliers, both OEMs and 3rd parties, and the driver. We explore the many opportunities the in-car experience provides to engage with the customer.

AUPEO
David Taylor
Managing Director and CTO
AUPEO! GmbH

5.40pm-6.10pm Infotainment & Perfecting User Experience [PANEL]

The future of in-car experiences has never looked so diverse! But no one has really perfected this important element with HMIs, centre stacks & application designs constantly changing.

Ford
Gary Strumolo
Manager of Vehicle Design and Infotronics
Ford
General Motors
Dan Kinney
Director, User Experience, Global Connected Customer Experience
General Motors
Nuance
Pavan Mathew
Senior Director of Content Strategy
Nuance
JLR
Tim Philippo
Product Strategy & Cross Car Line Manager
Jaguar Land Rover
MirrorLink
Alan Ewing
President & Executive Director
Car Connectivity Consortium
Frost & Sullivan
Moderator:
Praveen Chandrasekar
Automotive Market Analyst
Frost & Sullivan

6.10pm Networking drinks reception

Telematics Track 2 - Platinum Ballroom

4.00pm-4.30pm Cybersecurity: Hackers Take Control of the Wheel

Never before has the automotive space been under so much scrutiny when it comes to security. The consequences of a malicious third party gaining access to a network of vehicles are almost unthinkable.

Arynga
Walter Buga
Founder & CEO
Arynga
Cargill
Joe Fabbre
Director of Platform Solutions
Green Hills Software
WirelessCar
Christina Rux
Product Manager
WirelessCar

Gemalto
Laeticia Jay
Vice President - M2M Solutions & Services
Gemalto
Volkswagen
Benedikt Brecht
Sr. IT Connected Vehicle Engineer
Volkswagen
Intelligent Car Coalition
Moderator:
Catherine McCullough
Executive Director
Intelligent Car Coalition

4.30pm-4.50pm Software Security for Automotive Systems

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to build absolutely secure and reliable software for the connected car. Managing complexity with provable separation is the key. We take a look at how this is done.

Cargill
Joe Fabbre
Director of Platform Solutions
Green Hills Software

4.50pm-5.20pm Better, Faster, Stronger Innovation: The OEM-Startup Relationship

The automotive industry is under pressure to innovate at the speed of consumer electronics. While OEMs have dozens of reasons to be cautious, they, and their tier 1 vendors are making moves to find and integrate new products, services, and technologies.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Bret Scott
Head of Silicon Valley Future Technologies
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
gestigon
Moritz Grotthuss
CEO
gestigon
Alpine Technology Fund
Koichiro Kanda
Managing Director
Alpine Technology Fund
Autotech Council
Moderator:
Liz Kerton
Executive Director
Autotech Council

5.20pm-5.40pm Lesson’s learned from Day one of TU-Automotive Detroit

As we all focus on the next generation of in-vehicle telematics services, what did we learn today that will help all of us? Learn what two of the industry’s leading experts took away from the day’s sessions.

Jasper
Paul Drysch
Global Director, Connected Car
Jasper
Strategy Analytics
Roger Lanctot
Associate Director
Strategy Analytics
SBD
Moderator:
Jeff Hannah
Director North America
SBD

5.40pm-6.10pm The Aftermarket: Not Native? Not a Problem

Here's something you already knew - there's a goldmine of not-connected cars out there. Through OBD2 ports, Bluetooth and smartphones there's no reason that this huge base of vehicles can't be offering the services that their shiny connected cousins are now flouting on dealers' forecourts.

KORE Wireless
Pat Verrington
Director Integrated Services
KORE Wireless
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
Chris Gardner
Vice President
Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association
J Robert Marketing
Jhan Dolphin
President
J Robert Marketing & Public Relations
m2mv
Moderator:
Roger Dewey
Consultant
M2MV

6.10pm Networking drinks reception

 

Day One: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Track 1 Telematics Track 2
Autonomous Keynotes Autonomous Track 1 Mobility Keynotes Mobility Track 1

Day Two: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Workshops Telematics Track 3 Telematics Track 4
Mobility + Autonomous KeynotesMobility Track 2 - Start-Ups

Top

Autonomy Keynotes - Sapphire/Ruby Ballroom

11.10am-11.30am From ADAS, to Automated and Autonomous

Thus far the spotlight has been on technology that will deliver self-driving cars. However, the human is a vital “component” as cars transition through the stages of autonomy. How will our actions / reactions affect safety and our use of automated vehicle functions? To address these questions, this talk will:

McKinsey
Russell Hensley
Principal
McKinsey

11.30am-11.50am Why Partial Automation Isn't What You Think it Is

There's no question about it, autonomous driving will dramatically change transportation. Visualize the real effects of automated and semi-automated vehicles on American life.

Toyota
Ken Laberteaux
Senior Principal Research Scientist, Future Mobility Research
Toyota Research Institute North America

11.50am-12.05pm Agent Of Change: How Autonomous Will Transform The Ecosystem

With autonomous cars expected to have 10x as much software as a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, can our existing ecosystem keep up with the task of managing this much software? We look at how software defined cars will impact the OEM-supplier relationship:

Movimento
Mahbubul Alam
Chief Technology Officer
Movimento Group

12:05pm – 12:30pm Enabling Autonomous Car: Learning from the Industrial Internet of Things and Big Data

What can the automotive space learn from other industries that have used big data and machine learning to create smarter devices? Can we not only build better cars but also have cars anticipate our needs? Our panel of experts looks at:

GE
Yonatan Hagos
GM and Head of Solutions for Industrial Internet
GE
sap
Gil Perez
SVP and GM of Connected Car
SAP
Movimento
Ben Hoffman
CEO and President
Movimento Group
Connected Strategy Advisors
Gregg Johnson
CEO & MD
Connected Strategy Advisors
Connected Strategy Advisors
Jerry Abbott
Principal, Manufacturing & Energy
SAS Institute Inc
 
Moderator:
John Ellis
Founder & Managing Director
Ellis & Associates

12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm-2.20pm ISAC’s for Cybersecurity

A discussion about how ISACs have worked in other industries and can be applied to automotive to secure against cyber threats.

Venable
David Strickland
Partner
Venable LLP

2.20pm-2.50pm Connectivity & Self-Driving: Necessary or Nice to Have? [PANEL]

It can be argued that connectivity isn't required for a self-driving vehicle. The counter argument says that unconnected vehicles won't be pleasant for consumers. Which carries more weight?

Honda
James Keller
Chief Engineer
Honda R&D Americas
QNX
Andrew Poliak
global director, business development
QNX
NNG
Armin Fendrich
Vice President Sales Automotive OEM
NNG LLC

Telit Automotive Solutions
Dirk Reimer
VP Global Marketing & Sales
Telit Automotive Solutions
Qualcomm
Nakul Duggal
Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm
Center for Automotive Research
Moderator:
Richard Wallace
Director, Transportation Systems Analysis
Center for Automotive Research

2.50pm-3.20pm HMI And Keeping The Driver As Involved As Required

To transition from L2, to L3, it is vital that the in-vehicle systems alert the driver to hazards or driving situations where the driver will have to take control from the car.

Continental
Christian Schumacher
Head of ADAS Business Unit, NAFTA
Continental
Telenav
Eric Wood
Head of UX for Automotive

Telenav
Sensory
Darin Clark
Director of Sales
Sensory
Freer
Gwen Sorley
Director of Global Channel Marketing
Freer Logic
McNamara Technology Solutions LLC
Moderator:
Dave McNamara
President
McNamara Technology Solutions LLC

3.20pm-3.40pm Projects and Use Cases for Autonomous Vehicles

The use of autonomous technology is not only adding benefit to every day roads, there are other walks of life and vehicle types that, if integrated with these systems will greatly benefit. Whether it’s taking injured soldiers to hospital on army camps, or public transport – we investigate these use cases, tech applications and the data/lessons learned from autonomous pilot projects.

Comet Robotics
Corey Clothier
CEO
Comet Robotics

 

Autonomous Track - Sapphire/Ruby Ballroom

4.00pm-4.30pm Sensors: Detecting their Future [PANEL]

The success of autonomous vehicles hinges on sensor technology; Radar, LiDAR, cameras etc. Get the latest intelligence on creating reliable, market-ready, future-proofed sensors.

Velodyne LiDAR
Wolfgang Juchmann
Director Sales & Marketing
Velodyne LiDAR
Toshiba America
Andrew Burt
Vice President - Image Sensor Business Unit, System LSI Group
Toshiba America
Vision
Moderator:
Phil Magney
Principal Analyst - Automotive
Vision Systems Intelligence, LLC.

4.30pm-5.00pm Sensor Fusion: Autonomous Alchemy [PANEL]

It's not just a matter of size, sensors are better when they work together. See how to harness sensor fusion to create an accurate and robust data foundation for autonomous driving. 

General Motors
Priyantha Mudalige
Staff Researcher & GM's Autonomous Driving Expert
General Motors
Lochbridge
Vijitha Chekuri
Director, Connected Vehicle Services
Lochbridge
Delphi
Mark Lynn
Chief Engineer, Electronic Controls Advanced Engineering activity
Delphi

U-Blox
Thomas Nigg
Senior Director Product Strategy Positioning
U-Blox
Navigant Research
Moderator:
Sam Abuelsamid
Senior Research Analyst
Navigant Research
Baron
Chris Carr
Director of Business Development
Baron

5.00pm-5.30pm The Autonomous Car is Hyper-Connected

A large number of data sources needs to be present and integrated into the process of driving the car. From the fundamentals of high accuracy positioning, through high fidelity mapping data and real time traffic information to V2X information providing additional data on the car’s surroundings and fellow vehicles. The ubiquitous availability, bandwidth and quality of multiple data streams along with lane-level accuracy GNSS positioning will provide a fundamental part of the ability and success of the Autonomous Car.

UBLOX
Stefan Gudmundsson
Principal, Automotive Market Development
U-Blox

5.30pm-6.10pm Building the Blueprint for Tomorrow’s Vehicle Software

The advent of the autonomous car and impact of rapid electronics integration are making big demands on software specification, architecture and development—demands they were never designed to fulfill. Today’s vehicle software architecture has never felt more inadequate to deliver tomorrow’s cars.

Elektrobit
Artur Seidel
Vice President
Elektrobit Americas
Ford
Jim Buczkowski
Technical Fellow & Director
Ford Motor Company
Delphi
Mark Kady
Software Manager, Advanced Engineering
Delphi
 
John Ellis
Founder & Managing Director
Ellis & Associates
Elektrobit
Moderator:
Andy Gryc
Co-Founder
CX3 Marketing

6.10pm Networking drinks reception

 

Day One: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Track 1 Telematics Track 2
Autonomous Keynotes Autonomous Track 1 Mobility Keynotes Mobility Track 1

Day Two: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Workshops Telematics Track 3 Telematics Track 4
Mobility + Autonomous KeynotesMobility Track 2 - Start-Ups

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Mobility Keynotes - Opal/Garnet Ballroom

11.10am-11.30am Where Smart Mobility Meets Sustainability

Sustainability is one of the key forces behind smart mobility. Get a glimpse of how Ford is harnessing cutting edge technologies to enable sustainable vehicles and urban environments.

Ford Motor Company
Mike Tinskey
Global Director of Vehicle Electrification & Infrastructure
Ford Motor Company

11.30am-11.50am The Trends Reshaping Urban Mobility

The way people move is changing forever. Map out the shifting urban mobility landscape to understand its impact on business and society.

Frost & Sullivan
Vishwas Shankar
Automotive & Transportation Program Manager
Frost & Sullivan

11.50am-12.10pm Are We There Yet? Driving Intelligence in the Connected Car

Smart watches, smart cities, smart cars. Through the Internet of Things, everything is getting smarter as it gets connected but what makes a connected car truly smart? INRIX discusses driving intelligence in the connected car, introduces a new service for drivers and shares insights into the next wave of connected car services set to transform urban mobility and driver safety.

INRIX

12.10pm-12.30pm Convenience Is King: Putting Consumer Needs First

Automotive is not immune to on-demand economy.

Kia
Henry Bzeih
Head of Connected Car/CTO
Kia

12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm-2.20pm Mobility - Connecting the Mobile Worker to the Mission of the Company

Explore the emergence and future of the connected commercial vehicle and the role that it plays in empowering the mobile worker to align and support the company mission. Expect to come away with practical advice and examples related to empowering their mobile employees to improve productivity, efficiency and customer responsiveness and satisfaction using mobile applications, and the built-in intelligence of connected commercial vehicles.

Telogis
Kevin Moore
Vice President, Global OEM Sales
Telogis

2.20pm- 2.40pm City Design: Laying the Foundations of Smart Mobility

Understand how the upcoming new smart mobility paradigm gives us the perfect tool to redesign the world focused on “livibility” design.

SAM
Labs
Dan Sturges
Design Director
SAM Labs

2.40pm- 3.00pm Buying Patterns and Relationships Are Changing – Can the Industry Keep Up?

Explore how the industry can adapt to disruptive changing buying patterns that put buyers more in charge of what they purchase. IoT & Connected Smart Products are at the center of these new business models. At the center of a leading monetization strategy is the Subscriber & the Subscription Economy.

Zuora
Chris King
Vice President
Zuora

3.00pm-3.30pm Car Sharing: The Toolbox for Shared Fleet Management [PANEL]

The car sharing explosion is coming - creating huge opportunities for fleet telematics growth. Get to grips with the nuts and bolts of operating fleets of shared vehicles.

Getaround
Sylvano Carrasco
Vice-President of Hardware and Telematics
Getaround
Zipcar
Kate Roberts
Director of Global Partnerships
Zipcar
Verizon
Michael Toto
Director
Verizon Enterprise
Abrams Carsharing Advisors
Moderator:
Julian Espiritu
Managing Director
Abrams Carsharing Advisors

 

Day One: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Track 1 Telematics Track 2
Autonomous Keynotes Autonomous Track 1 Mobility Keynotes Mobility Track 1

Day Two: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Workshops Telematics Track 3 Telematics Track 4
Mobility + Autonomous KeynotesMobility Track 2 - Start-Ups

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Mobility Track 1 - Opal/Garnet Ballroom

4.00pm-4.30pm Congestion Relief for Smarter Cities [PANEL]

The science of mass vehicle transit is providing headaches the world over. Assess how to unblock the gridlock and put the connected car at the centre of the smart city.

TomTom
Nick Cohn
Senior Business Developer
TomTom
Cisco
Andreas Mai
Director Smart Connected Vehicles
Cisco
Orange
Stéphane Petti
M2M & IoT Business Development Director
Orange
Accenture
Moderator:
C V Ramachandran
Strategy Managing Director
Accenture


4.30pm-5.00pm Blurred Lines: The Insurance Piece of the Mobility Puzzle [PANEL]

As new use cases for the vehicle gain serious traction, how will motor insurance adapt to this new era in which the boundaries between personal and commercial driving are no longer clear.

Farmers Insurance
Mariel Devesa
Head of Product Innovation
Farmers Insurance
Verisk Insurance Solutions
Jim Levendusky
Vice President, Telematics
Verisk Insurance Solutions
Axinn
Gail Gottehrer
Partner
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
metromile
Katy Allen
Director Business Development
Metromile
Vehicle Data Solutions
Moderator:
Christopher Wilson
CEO
Vehicle Data Science

5.00pm-5.30pm The Future of Connected Fleets [PANEL]

New technology developments coupled with connected highway initiatives hold the potential to revolutionize the fleet business. Debate the tech. deployment timeline and its impact.

Peloton Technology
Joshua Switkes
Founder and CEO
Peloton Technology
Laird
Bill Cooke
Product Manager
Laird Technologies
T-mobile
Robert Scales
Sr Account M2M Manager Business Development
T-Mobile
Navistar
Michael Cerilli
Vice President, General Manager Connected Vehicle Business
Navistar
cjdriscoll
Moderator:
Clem Driscoll
President
C.J. Driscoll & Associates

6.10pm Networking drinks reception

Day One: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Track 1 Telematics Track 2
Autonomous Keynotes Autonomous Track 1 Mobility Keynotes Mobility Track 1

Day Two: Headlines Telematics Keynotes Telematics Workshops Telematics Track 3 Telematics Track 4
Mobility + Autonomous KeynotesMobility Track 2 - Start-Ups

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Day Two

Opening Headlines - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom

EXPAND/COLLAPSE ALL

8.30am-8.50am How the Connected Customer Will Change the Automotive Industry

There is a lot of excitement in the automotive industry around the connected car and the connected customer - with a main focus on new technologies and business opportunities.

Volvo
Klas Bendrik
SVP & Group CIO
Volvo Car Group

8.50am-9.30am The Role of the CXO: Creating the Organizational Conditions for Success [PANEL]

As connectivity transforms the future of the car our focus as an industry often falls on technologies and business models that lay behind it.

Subaru of America
Brian Simmermon
VP & CIO
Subaru of America
Volvo
Klas Bendrik
SVP & CIO
Volvo Car Group
SBD
Moderator:
Jeff Hannah
Director North America
SBD

9.30am-9.50am Real-Time Maps Transform the Location Experience

Highly accurate maps are crucial to support location awareness in a connected world Brought -in or embedded mapping are standard for every driver. How can OEMs use their map proposition to differentiate?

TomTom
Alain De Taeye
Management Board
TomTom

9.50am-10.10am Forget Everything You Know About Vehicle Connectivity

The embedded modem is the pinnacle, right? Maybe it’s time to think again! Welcome to the new wave of smartphone integration approaches that represent nothing short of a revolution in vehicle connectivity.

Strategy-Analytics
Roger C. Lanctot
Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice
Strategy Analytics

10.10-10.20am Live Audience PollTU-Automotive

10.20am Coffee break

Telematics Keynotes - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom

10.50am-11.10am How Well Connected Are We?

The visions for the connected car are glorious - the IoT, the self-driving car & smart cities. We temper these visions with realism and focus on what is needed to pave the road forward.

WirelessCar
Martin Rosell
Managing Director
WirelessCar

11.10am-11.30am Transforming In-Car Entertainment (with Dragons)

Microsoft
Bryan Biniak
VP & General Manager
Microsoft
DreamWorks
Jim Mainard
VP & Head of Digital Strategy & New Business Development
DreamWorks

11.30am-11.50am The Real Killer App: A Fantastic User Experience

Understand the importance of focusing on user experience rather than just technology - the industry cannot afford to lose sight of user experience and customer satisfaction issues.

WirelessCar
Jim Robnett
Vice President - Business Development
NNG LLC

11.50am-12.10pm Automated driving? Let's first settle the debate about built-in vs. brought-in

Yes, automated driving is sexy, but for at least the next decade, most drivers will not experience that utopia. Instead, their expectations continue to be unmet by car software. How do we transcend the brought-in vs. built-in debate and win back the hearts of drivers before the act of driving becomes extinct?

Telenav
Niall Berkery
Vice President of Business Development
Telenav

12.10pm-12.30pm The Data Exchange: Getting the Balance Right

Leveraging vehicle and driver data, OEMs, dealers and developers will be able to create new vehicle experiences, better products & new business models. Look at how to kick start the data-exchange.

Lochbridge
Raj Paul
VP, Automotive and Emerging Technologies
Lochbridge
Microsoft
Bryan Biniak
VP & General Manager
Microsoft
Microsoft
David Dimeo
Director, Connected Car Innovations
FordDirect
cisco
Mike Nielsen
Senior Director and CSO, B2B Cloud
Cisco
Connected Strategy Advisors
John Correia
Managing Director
Connected Strategy Advisors
Autoline
Moderator:
John McElroy
Host
Autoline

12.30pm-1.50pm Lunch

2.10pm-2.30pm The Evolution of Business Models on a Global Scale

Choices made when deploying connected vehicles today will have considerable impact on the ability to accommodate rapidly evolving services business models, especially as they cross borders and wireless operators. Learn about next generation business models, and the needs of your integration efforts today in order to accommodate the rapidly growing global services market.

Jasper
Macario Namie
VP Strategy
Jasper

2.30pm-2.50pm Simplifying International Deployments

In today’s fast-paced, global economy the ability to quickly and cost-effectively deploy IoT solutions internationally is critical to business success. We address the essential elements of a successful global IoT strategy.

T-mobile
Craig Smith
Partner Account Manager,
T-Mobile IoT/M2M

2.50pm-3.10pm Insurance Telematics: The Data Connection Equation

It's all about data! Assess the latest developments in insurance telematics data capture and analytics to analyze the position of one of the key pieces to the insurance data puzzle; the automakers.

Octo
Jonathan Hewett
CMO
Octo Telematics

3:10pm Coffee break

Telematics Workshops

1.50pm- 2.10pm Over the Air Software Updates: Deployment Strategies

Learn how software updates can be deployed to current generation ECUs and learn about different migration strategies towards next generation ECUs

Autonet
Doug Moeller
Co-Founder & CTO
Autonet

1.50pm- 2.10pm Is the Connected Car a Data Minefield or a Data Goldmine: Setting up the Value Exchange

  • What data can a connected car provide in terms of different types of user data and how can that data become the glue that cements stronger bonds between drivers and retailers, brands and companies they want to connect with
  • What do users expect in return for giving their data? By better understanding the challenges drivers face, tools and services can be build with the insights from the data to help overcome those
  • Explain how a Driving Behaviour Index works a‚Äčnd how can it be used to provide feedback and help improve driving standards
wejo

1.50pm-2.10pm Create Satisfaction from the Connected Service Department

In guaranteeing customer satisfaction and loyalty throughout the vehicle lifecycle - service and maintenance is crucial. See how telematics is the key to mastering this.

Dealer-FX
Gary Kalk
President & CEO
Dealer-FX

Telematics Track 3 - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom

3.40pm-4.00pm The Value of Critical Weather Intelligence in the Connected Car

Weather cost the transportation industry a staggering $42B that leads to more than 1.3M automobile accidents each year. In car weather experiences have done little to address the dangers and economic challenges of weather on the driver and business.

Baron
Glen Denny
President, Enterprise Solutions
Baron

4.00pm-4.30pm Build Relationships, Curate Experiences [PANEL]

A critical mass of data is sitting in the cloud ready to be analyzed. It could just reveal all there is to know about your customers! But how do you best utilize this invaluable resource?

Airbiquity
Suresh Ghelani
Sr. Sales Engineer
Airbiquity
WirelessCar
Jason Bartley
Solution Manager
WirelessCar
NNG
Jeff Rehm
Director, Business Development
NNG LLC

UIEvolution
Chris Ruff
CEO and President
UIEvolution
Continental
Robert Gee
Head of Product Management, Software and Connected Solutions
Continental
Open-Mobile-Alliance
Moderator:
Dr. Eshwar Pittampalli
Director Market Development
Open Mobile Alliance

4.30-5.00 Data Transforms the Automotive Industry [PANEL]

Data and its transformative power continue to make headlines. Auto-OEMs are getting to grips with vehicle data management and utilization - but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

HortonWorks
Suresh Srinivas
Founder
HortonWorks
Datalight
Kerri McConnell
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Datalight
TomTom
Andreas A. Erwig
Vice President Business Development and Business Operations, Traffic and Travel Information Product Unit
TomTom
Telogis
Kevin Moore
Vice President - Global OEM Sales
Telogis
Ford Motor Company
Michael Cavaretta
Data Scientist and Manager
Ford Motor Company
Connected Vehicle Trade Association
Moderator:
Scott McCormick
President
Connected Vehicle Trade Association

Telematics Track 4 - Opal/Garnet Ballroom

4.00pm-4.30pm UBI: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Adoption?

For a UBI program to truly succeed, a clear value proposition and shift in consumer mentality is crucial. Lay the plan for wider UBI adoption.

State Auto Insurance Group
John P. Heffernan
AVP/Director- Standard Lines Strategic Initiatives
State Auto Insurance Group
Allstate Insurance
Grady Irey
Vice President
The Allstate Corporation
The Hartford
Steven Fernandes
Assistant Director- Product Development
The Hartford
Octo Telematics
Nino Tarantino
CEO North America
Octo Telematics
ptolemus
Moderator:
Frederic Bruneteau
Managing Director
Ptolemus

4.30pm-5.00pm Giving Dealers a Hand

Tesla aims to skip the middleman, but for the rest, dealers remain a crucial step and legal obligation in the vehicle purchasing process. We discuss the role of the dealer now and in the future.

Airbiquity
Scott Frank
Vice President of Marketing
Airbiquity
Covisint
Tim Evavold
Director of Automotive Delivery
Covisint
Strategy Analytics
Roger Lanctot
Associate Director
Strategy Analytics

Microsoft
David Dimeo
Director, Connected Car Innovations
FordDirect
Dealer-FX
Gary Kalk
President & CEO
Dealer-FX

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Autonomous Keynotes Autonomous Track 1 Mobility Keynotes Mobility Track 1

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Mobility + Autonomous KeynotesMobility Track 2 - Start-Ups

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Mobility + Autonomous Keynotes - Sapphire/Ruby Ballroom

10.50am-11.10am Human Factors: Man and Machine Working in Harmony?

Thus far the spotlight has been on technology that will deliver self-driving cars. However, the human is a vital “component” as cars transition through the stages of autonomy. How will our actions / reactions affect safety and our use of automated vehicle functions? To address these questions, this talk will:

  • Discuss the challenges that drivers’ interaction with automation may pose for situationally relevant attention. Can state monitoring help manage the increased variability in operational and secondary demands?
  • Consider the risks of drivers only having control in complex conditions. With more limited experience behind the wheel, will automated vehicle drivers be able to cope?
  • Ask how the driver’s mind set regarding the capabilities of an automated system should be trained. If the driver knows the car will brake for them, will they overly engage in secondary activates (potentially negating the benefits of the safety system) or fail to enable the technology due to a fear of loss of control? 
MIT
Bryan Reimer
Research Scientist
MIT

11.10-11:50am How Big Data is shaping the future of vehicles

There is an explosion in Big Data from connected cars. The industry is not only trying to make sense of the inherent patterns and resulting benefits, but also leveraging the outcomes to improve business metrics and accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles.

  • Explore how companies in the ecosystem are effectively harnessing the volume, velocity and variety of data to generate value.
  • Examine various use cases which impact warranty costs, recall costs and design for serviceability
  • Discover the correlation between Big Data from vehicles and smart city initiatives
  • One cannot talk about data without addressing security and privacy. Discuss some best practices and emerging business models
verizon
Amit Jain
Director - Internet of Things, Corporate Strategy,
Verizon Enterprise

11.50-12.10pm Think Holistic: Smart, Interconnected Mobility

Connected mobility can be about so much more than just the car. Understand the opportunities that lie in looking at the bigger picture of the mobility ecosystem.

Fontinalis
Chris Thomas
Founder and Partner
Fontinalis Partners
Crains
Amy Haimerl
Entrepreneurship Editor
Crain’s Detroit Business

12.10-12.30pm From Mars to Michigan: Lessons in Autonomous Driving from Space

Over the past 20 years, Wind River® and its partners have experienced many historic milestones in the development of software for autonomous vehicle solutions, spanning from the Mars rovers to drones and ultimately to self-piloted vehicles. This keynote will explore some of the lessons learned, covering the transformations in people, process, and product that have been necessary in other sectors, and that may affect the way we approach the software architectures for the future of autonomous automobiles.

Wind River
Dan Noal
Senior Director for Worldwide Automotive Sales and Solutions Group
Wind River

12.30pm-1.50pm Lunch

2:10 -2:40pm Multi-Modal Transportation: It's Not Just About the Car [PANEL]

Automotive doesn't exist in a silo. Explore how the car fits into the multi-modal transportation picture in the shift towards on-demand door-to-door urban mobility.

Covisint
Tim Evavold
Director of Automotive Delivery
Covisint
UMTRI
Susan Zielinski
Managing Director, SMART
University of Michigan 
ABI Research
Moderator:
Dominique Bonte
Vice President and Group Director, Telematics & M2M
ABI Research

2.40-3.10pm The Start-Ups with Big Ideas for Redefining Mobility

As automotive has ascended to become the hottest technology in the world - more start-ups that ever before are coming to the party with innovations that are redefining how we think of transportation.  And Detroit has become the epicenter of this entrepreneurial mind-set.

Techstars Mobility
Ted Serbinski
Managing Director
Techstars Mobility

+ start-ups, TBA

 

Mobility Track 2 - Sapphire/ Ruby Ballroom

3.40-4.40pm 10 Visions for Mobility in 2020

Urbanization is pushing forward the democratization of mobility, with the way we get around set to change even by 2020- what can we expect over the next 5 years?

MIT
Paolo Santi
Research Scientist
MIT Senseable City Lab
Teague
Devin Liddell
Principal Brand Strategist
TEAGUE
Comtrade
Marco Javornik
VP/GM Automotive
Comtrade

Osisoft
Matt Miller
Transportation Industry Principal
OSIsoft
Ford
Eric Wingfield
Mobility Strategist
Ford
Fontinalis
Chris Thomas
Founder & Partner
Fontinalis Partners

nissan
Toshiro Muramatsu
Director, Vehicle Information Technology Division Silicon Valley
Nissan
Sam Schwartz PLLC
Sam Schwartz
President, CEO & Founder
Sam Schwartz PLLC
SBD
Moderator:
Andrew Hart
Director
SBD

Contact The Team

Please get in touch with us any time on the details below.

TU-Automotive
(UStf) 1 800 814 3459 ext 7585
(Global) T: +44 (0) 20 7375 7585
detroit@tu-auto.com

 

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