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Schedule

April 10, 2018 April 11, 2018 April 12, 2018
9:00 am – 10:20 am Connected Car to Connected World – The Road to Monetization
Yesterday it was all about the connected car and in a blink of the eye we are now witnessing connected car technologies needed to embrace and communicate with the world around them. While this new trend from “Connected Car” to a “Connected World” opens up a vast new landscape of opportunities for the entire ecosystem and supply chain there are also many challenges that will need to be explored or overcome. Will the ecosystem be able to provide solutions and services fast enough to enable seamless and secure communicate with other vehicles, smart cites infrastructures, cloud services and other IoT enabled nodes in the network? If so, how will these companies be able to monetize their technology investments within a Connected World and is their current business models going to be able to compete effectively against all the disruptor innovations that emerge as a part of overcoming the challenges ahead? And is their current business models going to be able to compete effectively against all the disruptor innovations that emerge as a part of overcoming the challenges ahead?

Moderator:

  • Roger C. Lanctot, Strategy Analytics

Panelists:

  • Andrew Till, HARMAN Connected Services
  • Paul Pebbles, Maven
  • Patrick Leteinturier, Infineon Technologies AG
  • Peter Brown, Wind River Systems Inc.
  • Andreas Hecht, CCC
  • William Bone, Aras Corp.

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Creating Smart Cities for the Citizens, Not as Technological Playgrounds
As engineers, we often create technology solutions and seek a problem to solve. Smart Cities requires a new way of thinking – finding out the problems, prioritizing them, then adapting technology or inventing technology to solve them. This is further compounded because it impacts the lives of the citizens for a long time as cities invest for 25 – 50 years. Deeply thinking about ROI and amount of investment is critical. This panel is comprised of members from the public and private sector to talk about the impact of exponential technological growth, policy, legislation, data privacy and all aspects of smart city implementation. Lessons learned will be shared to better understand what is needed as we face an aging and fast growing population including urban densification.

Moderator:

  • Carla Bailo, Center for Automotive Research

Panelists:

  • Tina Quigley, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
  • Chris Barker, Keolis North America
  • Karina Ricks, Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Ken DiPrima, AT&T Internet of Things Solutions
  • Rachel Han, OpenDataSoft Co.
  • Thomas Bauer, Traffic Technology Services Inc.
  • Jingtao Ma, Traffic Technology Services Inc.

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Not Dead Yet—The Ever Evolving ICE Powertrain

At a time when the promise of self-driving, electric vehicles seems to dominate headlines, a significant portion of the industry’s product development, R&D and manufacturing engineering remains linked to the ICE and its Transmission and Driveline. ICE-based powertrains continue to evolve thanks to technology advances making them more efficient, cost competitive, cleaner and better performing. Additionally, they remain vital to future hybrid-electric propulsion. Come hear and engage with leading global powertrain executives as they address next steps for the ICE powertrain–from e-boosters to digital valvetrains to powerful new combustion-control strategies and mild hybridization. This “meshes” with parallel advances on the Transmission/Driveline side, including increasing number of gears, DCTs, CVTs and AMTs.

Moderator:

  • Lindsay Brooke, SAE International

Panelists:

  • Dan Nicholson, General Motors
  • Dave Filipe, Ford Motor Co.
  • Tomonori Niizato, Honda R&D Co. Ltd.
  • Jeff Lux, FCA US LLC
  • Dr. John Heywood, MIT

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10:20 am – 10:40 am Break
10:40 am – 12:00 pm A Culture of Innovation:Disrupt or be Disrupted

The global landscape is changing rapidly. New players, new markets, and new technologies are disrupting the status quo faster than ever before. What are the implications of this complexity, uncertainty and volatility on industry, existing and traditional manufacturing, retail and industrial? Can established companies survive and thrive by taking advantage of the incredible new opportunities that this disruption is creating, by substantive and scalable innovation, or is a broader cultural transformation needed? Come hear thought leaders discuss changes needed for them to be successful.

Moderator:

  • Viv Goldstein, Consultant, Formally of GE

Panelists:

  • Yehoshua Zlotogorski, OurCrowd Co.
  • Jeff DeGraff, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Tim Noonan, Nice Glass
  • Yale Zhang, SPLT
  • Jim Fish, New Hammer LLC

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Shared Mobility: 365 Days Later

What has changed since WCX17? Mobility service providers are still looking to transforming the transportation industry. Consumers are using these services at a greater and greater rate. Everyone is looking at the automated vehicle and what it will do to create an evolution for this economy. Leaders of this transformation discuss consumer acceptance to leverage untapped capacity, new business models of shared mobility and how advance automated technologies will shape the future of a shared approach to vehicle ownership and usage.

Moderator:

  • Brian Wolf, Ford Motor Co.

Panelists:

  • Robert Grant, Lyft
  • Melody Lee, Book by Cadillac
  • Yale Zhang, SPLT
  • Arthur Kipferler, Berylls Strategy Advisors Ltd.
  • Luke Schneider, Silvercar
  • Henry Liu, Ph.D., Didi Chuxing

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Critical Challenges Facing CTOs & Technical Executives

One of the biggest challenges facing CTOs and other technical executives is that they need to have one foot in the development of future mobility technology such as electrification, autonomous/unmanned and smart transportation while having the other foot in advancing current technologies such as engine development, safety and connectivity. This roundtable will bring together these technical executives to talk about what will new product development look like in the future, the effects of personal computing and software worlds colliding with the ground vehicles and aerospace worlds, and how to balance technology portfolio to meet customers’ current needs and predict their future ones.

Moderator:

  • Jeff Gilbert, WWJ

Panelists:

  • Dr. Ken Washington, Ford Motor Co.
  • Robie Samantha Roy, Ph.D., Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Dr. Phil Stephenson, PACCAR Inc.
  • Dr. Tim Gutheit, Infineon Technologies AG

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