Companies Just Signed Up

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

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

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

Experts Speaking in 2016:

  • Alisyn Malek


    Alisyn Malek
    Investment Manager
    GM Ventures
  • Steve Banfield


    Steve Banfield
    CEO
    BMW ReachNow
  • Richard Rowe


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


    John Suh
    Executive Director
    Hyundai Ventures
  • Michael Mikos


    Michael Mikos
    CFO
    car2go N.A. LLC
  • Henry Bzeih


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


    Sebastien Henot
    Business Innovation Manager
    Renault
  • Adi Singh


    Adi Singh
    Senior Scientist
    Ford Motor Company
  • Liz Kerton


    Liz Kerton
    Executive Director
    Autotech Council
  • Matthew Hall


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


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


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


    Kristen Hall-Geisler
    Automotive Reporter
    TechCrunch
  • David DiMeo


    David DiMeo
    Director, Connected Car Innovations
    FordDirect
  • Hakan Kostepen


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


    Sachin Lulla
    Global Watson IoT for Auto Leader- GTM (Sales) & Application Development (AutoLab)
    IBM Watson
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Key Topics Featured at TU-Automotive West Coast 2016

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

See below this year's leading topics:

  • Make Mobility Pay:

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

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

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

  • The Internet of Moving Things:

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

  • New Kids on the Block:

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

  • Data; From Hype to Application:

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

  • The Investment Drive:

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

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Featured at TU-Automotive West Coast 2016

  • DESIGN AN AUTOMAKER FROM SCRATCH:

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

  • GET YOUR SILICON VALLEY HAT ON:

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

  • IN-DEPTH PANEL DISCUSSIONS

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

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Facts & Stats from 2015

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

The Industry Verdict On TU-Automotive West Coast

  • Nokia Location & Commerce

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

    - Nokia Location & Commerce
  • Hyundai

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

    - Hyundai
  • Pandora

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

    - Pandora
  • Microsoft

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

    - Microsoft
  • Agero

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

    - Agero
  • AccuWeather

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

    - AccuWeather
  • IBM Watson

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

    - IBM Watson

If you are interested in TU-Automotive West Coast 2017 please contact me on the below details:

Annie Reddaway

Annie Reddaway

Project Director
TU-Automotive
+1 877 331 2547 (US)
+44 (0) 203 869 6720 (Global)
Email: annie@tu-auto.com

2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Workshop Sponsor

  • TomTom

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Olympus Sky

Badge Sponsor

  • GitHub

Co:Sponsor

  • u-blox