The Big Names in Auto-Technology On Stage

In 2015 we brought the indsutry's leading experts on stage to discuss the future of the connected car and smart mobility. Take a look and see the level of speakers we attract to the event:

  • Klas Bendrik
    Volvo
    Klas Bendrik Group CIO (Chief Information Officer) & Senior Vice President
    Volvo Car Corporation
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    Klas’ professional business career began at ABB and has included both line and management consultant positions in a global business environment. Klas has undertaken business transformation and IT improvement positions where leadership, business acumen and strategy have been key enablers for operational and strategic success. As a part of his professional engagements, Klas has lived in Taiwan, New Zealand and Norway.

    Klas joined Volvo Car Group in 2010 as CIO. Since joining, Klas has led the successful IT separation from Ford Motor Company and has driven the development and implementation of a business founded and customer oriented IT strategy. This consequently led business growth in general and specifically in China with relevant IT solutions to support manufacturing, R&D and sales activities. Under Klas’s leadership, the IT strategy has proven to be an organic part of the business agenda that drives and enables innovation, as well as the development of the Service and Digital agenda at Volvo Car Group to support the ambitious growth plans.

    Klas is a native of Gothenburg and worked in the Swedish Naval Reserve whilst studying economics, IT and logistics at University. He is married and has three children.

  • Brian Simmermon
    Subaru
    Brian Simmermon VP & CIO
    Subaru of America
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Dr Chris Gerdes
    Center for Automotive Research Stanford
    Dr. Chris Gerdes Director
    Center for Automotive Research Stanford
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Alain De Taeye
    TomTom
    Alain De Taeye Management Board
    TomTom
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
    Bret Scot Head of Silicon Valley Future Technologies
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Mike Tinskey
    Ford Motor Company
    Mike Tinskey Global Director of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure
    Ford Motor Company
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Dan Teeter
    Nissan
    Dan Teeter Director of Vehicle Connected Services
    Nissan North America
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Jude Hurin
    Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
    Jude Hurin DMV Services Manager
    Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Kate Roberts
    Zipcar
    Kate Roberts Director of Global Partnerships
    Zipcar
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Ken Laberteaux
    Toyota Research Institute North America
    Ken Laberteaux Senior Principal Research Scientist, Future Mobility Research
    Toyota Research Institute North America
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Eric Wingfield
    Ford
    Eric Wingfield Mobility Strategist
    Ford Motor Company
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Michael Deitz
    Hyundai
    Michael Deitz Senior Group Manager, Connected Car and Owner Marketing
    Hyundai Motor America
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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    General Motors
    Dan Kinney Director, User Experience, Global Connected Customer Experience
    General Motors
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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    Kia
    Henry Bzeih Head of Connected Car/CTO
    Kia
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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    Mercedes-Benz
    Steffen Neumann Portfolio Manager, App Development Group
    Mercedes-Benz
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Priyantha Mudalige
    General Motors
    Priyantha Mudalige Staff Researcher - GM's Autonomous Driving Expert
    General Motors
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • James Keller
    Honda
    James Keller Chief Engineer/Senior Manager
    Honda R&D North America
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Bryan Biniak
    Microsoft
    Bryan Biniak VP & General Manager
    Microsoft
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Toshiro Muramatsu
    Nissan
    Toshiro Muramatsu Director, Vehicle Information Technology Division Silicon Valley
    Nissan
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Bryant Walker Smith
    University of South Carolina School of Law
    Bryant Walker Smith Assistant Professor
    University of South Carolina School of Law
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Steven Fernandes
    The Hartford
    Steven Fernandes Assistant Director, Product Development
    The Hartford
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Mariel Devesa
    Farmers Insurance
    Mariel Devesa Head of Product Innovation
    Farmers Insurance
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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    Getaround
    Sylvano Carrasco Vice-President of Hardware and Telematics
    Getaround
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Russell Hensley
    McKinsey
    Russell Hensley Principal
    McKinsey
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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