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

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8.30am-10.40am Opening Headlines - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom, Timings TBC

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.

  • Federal vs. State. Gauge the political appetite across the legislatures for taking autonomous vehicles from the test beds to our highways 
  • The self-driving frontier: Identify how to work with the pioneering states enacting rulemaking to enable test vehicles and advanced automated systems
  • The global view: Map out a global legislative environment to ensure that the closest thing to international tech interoperability approach can be achieved
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?

  • Just because we can, doesn't necessarily mean we should! Unpick the philosophers take on right and wrongs of the self-driving car
  • Can software be programmed to ensure the vehicle reacts ethically? From the berth required around a cyclist, to decision making in life or death scenarios
  • Examine the socio -economic implications of the autonomous vehicle. Will fewer road deaths = reduced organ donation? How will employment rates be affected?
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.

  • Where does the buck stop; automaker, component manufacturer, standard maker? Maybe the organization in question is no longer operational. Tackle the liability minefield  
  • The modification conundrum. Can an OEM be at fault if a vehicle that was certified at the point of production is subject to third party aftermarket changes?!
  • Judge Dead! With autonomy emerging from the realm of science fiction, how can a non-technical and possibly an aging judiciary correctly assimilate data into apportioning blame?
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.

  • Understand the link between different consumer groups and their usage of different technologies
  • Identify preventable and non-preventable reasons for low usage of in-car technology to maximize use of IVI features
  • Analyze the cost of low usage rate (redundant features) and the value of high usage rates (brand loyalty/satisfaction) of in-car technology
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.

  • Review key strategic decisions facing automakers as they conceive and bring connected car programs to market
  • Explore key elements for successful strategy and its execution, including strategic role and business goals, customer experience and usability, and program scalability and manageability
  • Map increasing technology integration and partnerships beyond traditional ecosystem players and emerging competition from the CE behemoths
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.

  • Not just another “thing.” Look at the strategic implications of cars in the internet of things, e.g. data ownership & management, to optimize communications between vehicles and things
  • The power of APIs and integration. Envision the perfect orchestration of things, people and systems - including the cloud platforms that will fuel digital driving experiences.
  • Outsourcing is in. Discover how to boost the creativity, innovation, quality & functionality of your technology services at lower price points by bringing in key service partners
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.

  • Look how open source Hadoop has become the central component in modern data architecture for deriving value from the telematics data supply chain, from manufacturing to MVNOs
  • Discuss how ingesting streaming packets to a central data store & evaluating complex event conditions across multiple data types can be done in an economical infrastructure that can support long-term history
  • Explore new concepts, such as ‘schema on read' vs. ‘schema on write', that are enabling access to data in real time applying static and predictive analytics to the full breadth of a business
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!

  • Understand the link between different consumer groups and their usage of different technologies
  • Identify preventable and non-preventable reasons for low usage of in-car technology to maximize use of IVI features
  • Analyze the cost of low usage rate (redundant features) and the value of high usage rates (brand loyalty/satisfaction) of in-car technology

 

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.

  • Explore how new data sources from tech, such as wearables, are increasing OEM revenue opportunities but adding to the challenge of creating seamless connectivity experiences
  • Collaboration. Look how the enablement of strategies, including LBS & promotional secondary tier monetization, require a set of tech. solutions applied in convergence
  • Consider the regulatory and privacy issues with personal data that must be considered to ensure that data monetization strategies are foolproof
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.

This makes building a secure architecture for vehicles more challenging than ever. Locking down data in the vehicle can be life-critical, and yet OEMs need to get it done quickly and cost-effectively. Derek Kuhn will discuss the technology implications of connected cars and recommend best practices for designing a vehicle architecture that minimizes attack surfaces and ensures data privacy.

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.

  • Brand experience and loyalty: How an integrated connected vehicle strategy, involving  OEM, dealer and consumer affects brand identity, ownership experience and repurchase loyalty
  • Dealer network profitability: See how connected platforms enable automotive dealerships to compete for sales & differentiate themselves from independent/aftermarket chains
  • What do customers expect and ultimately pay for? Beyond infotainment, how do pragmatic applications e.g on-board diagnostics and roadside assistance create value for the consumer
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.

  • Look at how intelligent technologies, such as smart watches and thermostats, are working together with the vehicle in the IoT to create convenience and efficiency
  • Consider the implications on automotive data houses as more devices become a part of the connected lifestyle and how to access and utilize data from other verticals to enhance UX
  • Examine the infrastructure required as mobility enters the connected lifestyle at large, including cellular vs satellite and integrated cloud solutions to create that all important seamless experience
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.

  • Bespoke experiences. Look at in-car personalization and how special solutions, such as recommendation technologies can be applied to anticipate driver and passenger needs
  • Cell phone legacies. Explore new automotive connectivity frameworks that go beyond simply replicating the mobile phone experience to provide a more engaging driving experience
  • Discuss how automakers and their partners can elevate their brand by taking ownership of the connected experience rather than relying on non-native devices for OS & apps
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.

  • Leverage the changing form factors of portable devices, heads-up displays and rear-seat entertainment to create powerful user experiences
  • Take control. Evaluate the next wave of in-vehicle UI tech. including gesture control and haptic feedback to see where the trend is heading
  • More than entertainment: How are wearables and health and wellness solutions being incorporated into the vehicle to ensure driver and passenger safety?
  • And where are we when it comes to Apple & Google – is it a Native OS ‘champions’ camp vs. ‘Give up’ camp scenario?
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.

  • Access denied. Consider the latest security tech in the connected car including data encryption and user authentication to ensure solutions are in-penetrable to threats
  • You're being safe. Is your partner? See how to ensure that security standards are met from intrusion prevention systems to DoS defence systems to guarantee a successful partnership
  • Consider the resource expectation that security for connected vehicles necessitates, such as increased processing power and regular software updates to ensure standards are met
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.

  • Examine common security challenges encountered when designing automotive-grade software architecture such as future proofing and product line scalability
  • Review a software architecture and development techniques for building provably secure software leveraging software-based separation as a foundational component of the system
  • Consider aspects beyond the software architecture, including management of the development processes, secure boot, software updates, and key management that contribute to the overall security of the system
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.

  • Needle in a haystack? Learn the tools for finding the right startup partners to deliver new technology options and ensure cars aren't out of date when they hit the showroom
  • Shark Tank: Get to grips with how to approach OEMs and present your pitch in a way that best represents your offerings
  • Understand the relationship between OEMs, tier 1s, and their startup partners; how to work together, what each needs, and the challenges faced to maximise partnerships
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

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.

What's more is that the aftermarket is here to stay. In a reverse logic way, modular hardware will be how we keep today's cars up-to-date…tomorrow! We go back to the future with the aftermarket.

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

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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:

  • 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?
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.

  • Take stock: Media hype aside, understand why the way automated driving will be experienced over the next couple of decades will still require human drivers
  • Explore North American transportation trends and the probable impacts of automation, including indications that with partial automation we can expect more driving- not less!
  • It's not just about cars and highways, understand implications of the autonomous revolution on cities and where people choose to live- does it buck the current trend?
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:

  • Can we continue to independently build massive systems from components that rely on each other, or will vulnerabilities and flaws fall through the cracks?
  • How can we coordinate software updates for dozens of sensor modules in millions of cars?
  • With so many software contributors involved, how can cybersecurity be addressed in a consistent way?
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:

  • What are the best practices in machine learning for other industries?
  • What can the autonomous car learn from the industries like industrial Internet of Things?
  • What are the applications and the limits of machine learning technology in automotive?
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.

Full session details coming soon.

 

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?

  • HD mapping: If the vehicle is connected to a cloud hosted HD map, what are the implications on the smoothness of a journey with decisions being made miles out, rather than meters?
  • V2X - just another sensor, or essential to autonomy? Discuss the safety implications of a vehicle being able to see another around the corner, rather than after it's turned
  • The DSRC network, maintenance, certifications - these all require government involvement to develop V2X services - what are the current legislative prospects?
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.

  • Discuss the research around different warning systems e.g. speech, haptics, lights, beeps etc. to determine which is the most effective at ensuring the driver takes control
  • Take a look at systems that detect the attention of the driver on the road e.g. through head or hand position or cognitive measures for tiredness to ascertain the strength of signal required
  • Assess the complaints of drivers e.g. I've seen the hazard already, or that notification isn't clear enough, in order to develop systems that negate these complaints and avoid switch off
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.

  • Step inside the R&D labs that are defining sensor specs i.e. 64 beam LiDAR. Identify the essential development partnerships for remaining on the vanguard of sensor tech.
  • Accuracy is not the only conundrum! Discuss the size, weight and cost restrictions for commercially viable sensors to ensure energy efficiency isn't inhibited
  • Open source, interoperability, plug and play? Will automakers allow for sensors to be replaced by 3rd parties or permit proprietary systems only?
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. 

  • Sensor fusion: Discuss the interplay of multiple sensor data sets e.g. which takes the lead if there are differing signals, and how is accuracy affected from amalgamating varying signals?
  • Debate the perfect suite of ADAS functionalities e.g. FCW, LDW and ACC that can integrate to create a highly automated vehicle at the lowest cost and complexity
  • The ultimate intelligent car! Look at combining safety, infotainment, braking and all other computing processors into one ‘Super Computer', saving on size, weight and space
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.

  • How can we tame the exponentially growing amount of vehicle software without throwing out safety and security?
  • What changes can we expect to see in OEM and supplier software development workflows?
  • What new languages, technologies, and tools will the automotive software developers of tomorrow need at their disposal?
  • Can a vibrant third-party ecosystem fit into a new vehicle software architecture?
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.

  • Grasp the possibilities presented by remotely controlling vehicles via 4G networks, from efficient operational solutions to the futuristic “avatar valet” parking!
  • Learn how sensors and real-time data are making finding an open parking space faster while reducing emissions and congestion in urban environments
  • Look at the Ford's latest electric vehicle initiatives, including home energy management, storage batteries and faster EV charging times
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.

  • Explore the trends driving the evolution of mobility; from urbanization to the sharing economy. How they are impacting long held patterns of behavior?
  • A to B just got a lot more intelligent! From inter-modality to smart parking, see how integrated mobility is set to enable a seamless door to door journey
  • Map out the future of commercial urban mobility, including freight and corporate fleets to see how connectivity is optimizing  final mile logistics  and reducing the carbon footprint
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.

  • Introduction of a new connected car service that solves one of the most frustrating tasks for drivers and contributes to up to a third of all urban traffic
  • Like real-time traffic information, a sneak preview of the next wave of connected car services poised to transform navigation, improve driver safety and make our roads smarter.
  • Illustrate how connecting cars with these services paves the way toward self-driving cars and smarter cities.
INRIX

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

Automotive is not immune to on-demand economy.

Remember the last time you bought a DVD? It probably wasn't long ago - but that already seems outdated, right? Why own a single DVD when you can stream every film ever made!

But how does this apply to automotive?

Think beyond just selling cars to get inside the real transportation needs of the 21st century consumer. Create convenient, affordable and engaging mobility services that put the consumer in control!

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.

  • Explore how the future will disrupt the automotive “monoculture”, with “mobility on demand” enabling more variation in the shape, type and size of vehicles
  • One size fits all? More flexibility in mobility can address global, regional, and local movement needs with cities being redesigned to offer greater value and experience to citizens
  • Repurpose, refit, redesign: discover the opportunities for businesses to innovate, from mobility-integrated real estate ventures to building new communities and infrastructure
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.

  • It’s all about the customer experience. Understand how the services and outcomes of a product have become more important than the product itself and how to adapt billing models accordingly
  • Learn about adapted monetization models in different industry verticals, from fleet to subscription-based infotainment, which can offer more choice and efficiency
  • Managing relationships. Examine how service-based models rely on excellent customer and partner relationships, with personalized offerings for specific needs
  • Managing subscribers.  See how tracking behavior and using analytics can increase revenue, improve brand loyalty, and increase margins
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.

  • Peer to peer, point to point, one-way rides, and more! There's many ways to run a car sharing business. Assess the business models to design tools in-line with new demands
  • Wheels where you need them. Understand the logistics around operating a fleet of shared vehicles, from negotiating parking to ensuring vehicles are in the right place at the right time
  • Car Sharing 2.0: Explore the next gen. car sharing tech enabling new free-floating fleets, improved reservation, and locking, as well as potential uses for data coming off devices
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.

  • Understand how crowd sourced traffic data, public road info. and other transport networks can give real-time routing updates as well as inform future infrastructure design
  • 30% of congestion is a result of searching for parking! Remove drivers' frustration and manage traffic flow with smart parking aided by sensors and data
  • Policy: friend or foe? Breakdown how data backed policies and planning, such as flexible congestion charging, can influence driver behavior and manage traffic more effectively
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.

  • Take the regulatory temperature. Assess whether state or federal legislators currently have appetite for rulemaking and how any future regulation may look
  • Create personal auto insurance offerings tailored to ride-sharing drivers to be the first to claim new customers in this burgeoning marketplace
  • With new mobility start-ups actively investing in self-driving vehicles plot evolving role of insurance as mobility services inevitably become autonomous
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.

  • Discuss the impact of the physical/digital convergence of V2I and integrated corridor management initiatives on future fleet telematics solutions
  • Connectivity features keep improving and can only become more relevant as vehicles need to become increasingly connected to each other, assess the developments being made
  • Explore the business case for platooning and automated technology such as fuel cost reduction, risk avoidance and operational efficiency to boost adoption for operators
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

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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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Opening Headlines - Crystal/Onyx Ballroom

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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.

  • But what do today’s car users really expect of a car - and what will they expect tomorrow?
  • How can we learn from other industries when working with the connected car?
  • Where is Volvo Cars on its journey to offer the most customer-centric experience?
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.

But there is a growing realization that success will ultimately rest on the ability of large organizations, including OEMs, to structure their team's in-line with the new landscape.  

In this first-of-a-kind panel, three top automotive execs will openly discuss the challenges and opportunities that they face in aligning their teams towards success.

We also share results of a ‘Voice of the Industry' survey to illustrate how groups at every level of the industry feel about their organization's ability to adapt to the new realities of a connected car.

Subaru of America
Brian Simmermon
VP & CIO
Subaru of America
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?

  • Learn how real-time maps deliver the highest quality and minimize the time between detecting changes and updating the map on the end-user's device
  • “You have reached your destination”. Understand how highly accurate digital 3D maps are crucial to deliver near-future use cases such as Highly Automated Driving
  • What's next? Discuss future developments in the field of digital maps, and how it will power the end-user's connected lifestyle on various devices, in and out of the car
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.

  • Need data? No modem? No Problem! From monitoring driver distraction to family tracking, leverage the smartphone for data-rich enhanced driving and customer engagement services
  • So much more than just infotainment! Get to grips with the new smartphone capabilities that are challenging assumptions about telematics and vehicle-to-vehicle communications
  • China trumps Silicon Valley? Apple and Google are forcing the smartphone into the vehicle, but could Baidu be the game changer that is set to change everything again?
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.

  • Customer loyalty. Look at how connectivity is providing a wealth of opportunities to engage with drivers e.g. customer service and in-car requirements, to help maintain loyal and satisfied customers
  • Beyond infotainment. Consider the business case for the connected car and its evolution. What are the key connected features today that will bring value to your customers and brand?
  • Global solutions. Look at how to remove the complexities of foreign markets so that a solution can be adapted to different regions in a cost-effective & locally appealing way
WirelessCar
Martin Rosell
Managing Director
WirelessCar

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

There's only so far that in-car entertainment can go, right? Well it's time to think again.

Hear how Microsoft and DreamWorks created the world's first social-mobile location game for car passengers; Dragon Adventure World Explorer. But there is more to this than dragons!

Learn how to leverage real-time connected vehicle data (mapping, POI, weather etc.) and mobile devices to create engaging, exciting and potentially monetizable services that push the boundaries of what is possible in the car. It's IVI, just not as we know it!

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.

  • Creating a world class UX. How do you balance advanced technology, software, features, content and services to create a world class user experience for next-gen infotainment systems?
  • Reaching the finish line together. Discuss the competing views from different stakeholders within supplier and OEM communities and how they are reacting to the entrance of Silicon Valley tech giants
  • Recent global case study. Explore NNG’s ecosystem approach to connected navigation including connected services, its navigation core, and developing a simple, useable HMI
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?

  • Drivers’ expectations are clear but what is preventing us from meeting them?
  • How do we evolve the driver’s UX to meet the high expectations set by mobile?
  • What types of investments should we make in car software that will not only satisfy drivers’ needs in upcoming years but will also be solid building blocks toward automated driving?
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.

  • Navigate the obstacles of data privacy and ownership to ensure customers' interests are put first while maintaining healthy partnerships between OEMs and 3rd parties
  • Consider a value chain where OEMs open up the data pipe (similar to the mobile vertical) and engage in multiple partnerships with tech providers
  • Exclusive study: See insights and interviews from recent research that reveals evidence of how drivers, dealers, developers and automotive leads would like to participate in this 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
John Correia
Managing Director
Connected Strategy Advisors
Autoline
Moderator:
John McElroy
Host
Autoline

12.30pm-1.50pm Lunch

2.10pm-2.30pm Global Business Models for the Infotainment Services

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.

  • Understand a way to switch carrier profiles on devices globally OTA (i.e., multi-country SIM)
  • Consider having not only the right network to meet customers’ needs today, but a clear road map from current state to 4G/LTE and beyond
  • Look at a way to give those millions of IoT devices still using 2G a soft place to land as the industry moves to LTE
T-mobile
Rusty Lhamon
Director,
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.

  • OEM Platform. With some of the most critical and valuable data yielded, gauge the OEMs stance in the concept of ‘Telematics Device Portfolio'
  • Upgraded tech. Take a look at the latest capabilities of insurance telematics tech, new devices and advanced analytics tools, that will enable new services for improving ROI
  • Market segmentation. Investigate how to segment the market and offer relevant telematics programs to create buy-in from customers thinking about an insurance telematics policy
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.

  • Utilize vehicle diagnostics and online scheduling to improve customer retention by creating a pain-free vehicle ownership experience
  • Discuss the ‘Connected Service Journey' and meet expectation of tech savvy owners that service advisors should have critical vehicle info at their fingertips
  • Consider the connected service dept. of the future; including creating insurance breaks for regular services and the employee training to deal with new connected technologies
Dealer-FX
Gary Kalk
President & CEO
Dealer-FX
Fiat-Chrysler-Automobiles
Kelly Eighmey
Director, TSO (Technical Assistance & Product Support)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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.

  • Understand how intelligent weather creates a safer and more efficient driving experience
  • Application of global proactive and actionable weather to all industry stakeholders
  • The financial opportunity of contextual weather in the car
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?

  • See how curating a customer's experience throughout the lifecycle - based on their individual mobility needs is a key differentiator and loyalty driver
  • Move from real-time CRM to proactive CRM with predictive modelling and contextualized communications to get ahead of the customer and your competitors
  • Tomorrow's relationship. Own and manage customer relationships across the new models of mobility to ensure that automotive continues to be the transportation gatekeepers
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.

  • One step ahead. Explore how data mining advancements, the cloud and high speed cellular networks are enabling predictive analytics to anticipate drivers' and vehicles' needs
  • How do you collect, validate and analyze real-time info from growing data points such as marketers, infrastructure and the environment to create a contextualized driving experience?
  • Data sharing, privacy & ownership. With a growing number of ‘data-insensitive' millennials taking to the wheel, consider which parties could have access to data and the ethics of this
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
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.

  • Empower the consumer: Telematics gives drivers control of their policy destiny; drive better, pay less! Ensure that this simple truth doesn't get lost in translation
  • Harness the regular interaction between consumer and insurer enabled by telematics, plus the power of VAS to improve relationships and increase customer retention
  • Create demographic  specific  messages e.g. safety benefits for older drivers and analyze as yet untapped segments to increase the uptake of a UBI programs
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.

  • Consider the new opportunities that connected car data provides dealers such as real-time prognostics and predictive analysis to help them build your brand image and drive loyalty
  • Look at how the dealers' remit moves beyond simply selling cars to a competent tutor of in-car connected services and all the questions, challenges and training that it requires
  • Explore the role of dealers in 2020. Will there still be legislation in place protecting dealers and how does the game change when it is not consumers but mobility firms purchasing cars?
Airbiquity
Scott Frank
Vice President of Marketing
Airbiquity
Covisint
Tim Evavold
Director of Automotive Delivery
Covisint

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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 + 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.

  • Track how telematics and connectivity have transformed the individual vehicle from a silo to a fully connected node within a broader multimodal ecosystem, including air and rail
  • Explore how to adapt to the challenges and opportunities in addressing evolving consumer needs and in providing mobility solutions that approach individual transportation requirements across modes
  • Learn about the differentiated models and companies that are already driving opportunity beyond just automotive, and how you too can optimize this change
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.

  • Map out how to seamlessly connect across the range of transport modes and services to meet consumer and city demand for an effective, efficient way of optimizing journeys door-to-door.
  • Understand the importance of collating accurate, real time data from different sources and seamlessly conveying it to the customer for information or for seamless fare payment - is the car always the best way?
  • Overcome the challenges of bringing together physical and digital and financial infrastructure to integrate information from disparate legacy transportation platforms
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.

In an interactive session, hand-picked finalists from the “Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit” accelerator will take to the stage to share how their visions for the future of mobility.

Have your say! The voting audience and a very special guest judge from Techstars select the most promising company in a live vote.

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?

  • 10 thought-leaders from academia, design houses, IT providers and automakers will come together to provide their 2020 visions on mobility
  • Each presenter will give a 1-slide “Vision Pitch”, followed by a quick-fire round of panel questions before being opened up to the audience
  • Curious about how we will move around, cities getting smarter, and how automakers will adapt? Come get inspiration, clarity, and lively dialogue to help you answer your questions
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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