An agenda written by Automakers for Automakers

The Reuters Events Automotive Summit is the most talked about OEM meeting of the year. Over 4 days we will deep dive into the industry’s most pressing topics.

All timings listed are in EST (Detroit)



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Opening Keynotes

  • How far and how fast should we go with electrification: With petroleum sales figures trumping electric, what will make the next ten years different?
  • The Autonomous Reality: A honest conversation on scalability, timelines, regulatory, legal and ethical hurdles and what isneeded to shift societies views
  • Make a breakthrough on cybersecurity: Cybersecurity risk poses huge if not lifelong threats to your organization, tacklesecurity head on, to ensure together we wipe away threats to society
  • Silicon Valley VS Detroit: What is the true ambition for Apple, Amazon, Alibaba, Tencent and Google? A debate on their role inthe industry and what the future could hold
  • The Customer-Centric OEM: What does it take to deliver the ‘Amazon Effect’ in automotive? The digital customerjourney of 2025 and what this means for the consumer driving experience
  • Does Design need to change? Is the “world car” – one vehicle designed to sell in many markets generatingeconomies of scale – a dead concept? Or just one that must evolve?
  • Dealership Disruption: How much ownership do OEM now take across the selling experience?
  • Is Consolidation inevitable? As we see FCA and PSA combining. Is that enough? What will the structure of the global industry bein ten years? What will it take for investors to trust legacy car makers with capital?
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Dr. Youngcho Chi President & Chief Innovation Officer Hyundai Motor Group

Larry Dominique President and CEO PSA North America, Inc.

Scott Keogh CEO and President Volkswagen Group of America

Ernie Garcia, III Chairman and CEO Carvana

Daniel Weissland President Audi of America

Andy Brady Vice President of Wireless Enterprise Verizon Business Group

Nakul Duggal SVP & GM, Automotive Qualcomm

Reuters

Exclusive Interviews Conducted by Reuters Editorial

Access the latest information, breaking news and industry headlines with our exclusive Reuters Editorial Interviews. Joe White himself will be taking to the online stage to deep dive into the current industry updates with these inspiring leaders:

  • Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board, PSA Groupe
  • Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters
  • Mark Reuss, President, General Motors Company

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

James D. Farley, Jr. Chief Executive Officer Ford Motor Company

Ola Källenius Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

Carlos Tavares Chairman of the Managing Board PSA Groupe

Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

Mark Reuss President General Motors Company

November 11th, 2020


The Car in Context How OEMS can create disruptive new business models and move the mobility agenda

10:15am – 10:30am (EST)

Opening Keynote: Mobility for All

Dr. Youngcho Chi President & Chief Innovation Officer Hyundai Motor Group

10:30am – 11:00am (EST)

LIVE PANEL: The Cities Perspective

There is a clear shift in the way consumers view mobility, and this trend is particularly pronounced within urban areas, where people have greater mobility choice. We explore how collaboration between OEMs and cities will help enable greater mobility choice and create safer cities.

  • Hear how the relationship between the vehicle, consumer and the city in which it operates is changing and what technology is required to enable this connectivity
  • How vehicle infrastructure communication is advancing and the role of telecom companies to provide fast, reliable, omnipresent connectivity that enables the future of mobility
  • As urban communities look for alternatives to private car ownership, how can city collaboration benefit both consumers and impact congestion, accessibility and safety

Marcel Porras Chief Sustainability Officer Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Chris Dempsey Director Transportation For Massachusetts

David Woessner EVP Corp Development LM Industries + Local Motors

Adam Slepian Global Head of Partnerships, Urban Air Mobility Division Hyundai Motor Group

Moderator: Megan Lampinen Editor-at-large Automotive World

11:00am – 11:15am (EST)

REE’s EV Platform: Electrifying fleets while reducing TCO

Daniel Barel CEO & Co-Founder REE Automotive

11:15am – 11:45am (EST)

LIVE PANEL: How OEMs are diversifying their business models

  • The future of mobility is intermodal; developing seamlessly integrated mobility experiences for customers will be essential in adapting to the evolving mobility needs of cities around the world. What does the future of mobility now look like post-COVID-19?
  • Discuss the possibilities for the future of shared ownership including subscriptions services and transportation on demand
  • How much should OEMs expand their business portfolio towards new mobility models? A debate on OEMs future business models.

Stephan Zeh EVP Audi Mobility Services Audi of America/Silvercar Inc

Michelle L. Avary Head of Automotive and Autonomous Mobility The World Economic Forum

Michael Bakunin Director, Mobility Services Partnerships Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

Daniel Barel CEO & Co-Founder REE Automotive

Moderator: Roger Lanctot Director Automotive Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

November 12th, 2020


Morning Keynotes

9:10am – 9:40am (EST)

Traditional automotive as we know it is dead.

The new way forward will mean putting the customer at the center of everything. This session will explore the evolution of customer centricity and how it’s becoming the leading influence in the future of the automotive industry.

Daniel Weissland President Audi of America

Kristin Nutter Director, Customer Centricity Audi of America

Moderator: Steve LeVine Writer of the Mobilist and Editor at Large Medium

9:40am – 10:00am (EST)

Fireside Chat: Pioneering the online auto retail experience

Ernie Garcia, III Chairman and CEO Carvana

Moderator: John Stoll Detroit Bureau Chief, Global Auto Editor The Wall Street Journal

Reuters

10:00am – 10:30am (EST)

LIVE Reuters News Interview *

* Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Ola Källenius Chairman of the Board of Management Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

10:30am – 10:45am (EST)

The Road Ahead: A Visionary Look into the Future of the Automotive Industry

As the Automotive industry undergoes a massive transformation in today’s world, we are seeing new technologies, new business models, new user experiences and new strategic partnerships throughout the value chain. It is no longer business as usual—the industry is adapting, and automakers and suppliers must adapt with it.

The future of mobility means smarter vehicles, better user experiences, interconnected systems and safer roads. Through connected systems and technologies—including digital cockpit, car-to-cloud (C2C), telematics, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology and ADAS and autonomous driving solutions—cars are becoming more personalized, safer and efficient.

Leveraging 35 years of mobile technology leadership and 15 years of Automotive-specific innovation, Qualcomm has become an industry leader in automotive telematics, infotainment and cockpit solutions, and is now leveraging its expertise in 4G, 5G and high-performance/low-power processor technologies to develop next-gen automotive solutions. Through its robust suite of offerings, Qualcomm is in a unique position to provide unmatched telematics systems; cockpit displays driven by infotainment; ADAS solutions that enhance and evolve vehicle system safety; and C2C for efficient technology upgrades, all on a scalable platform. 

Join Qualcomm’s Nakul Duggal, GM & SVP, Automotive, as he looks at the future of the automotive industry and how seamless interoperability will lead to unmatched Automotive experiences. In this visionary talk, Nakul will discuss the future of the Automotive industry within the telematics, digital cockpit, ADAS/autonomous driving, C-V2X and Car-to-Cloud Services Platform.

Nakul Duggal SVP & GM, Automotive Qualcomm

10:45am – 10:55am (EST)

Advert

10:55am – 11:15am (EST)

Opportunities in a New Retail Landscape

Larry Dominique President and CEO PSA North America, Inc.

Moderator: John Stoll Detroit Bureau Chief, Global Auto Editor The Wall Street Journal

Automotive Retail & User Experience Deliver the ultimate CX, disrupt traditional sales models and take dealerships

11:15am – 11:30am (EST)

Opening Keynote: The Future of Automotive Retail: Differentiate your overall lifestyle experience

Consumers lifestyles are now dominated by digital interactions and personalized offerings so buying a car should be no different. In this session, we look at how digital tech can add value to the vehicle buying process and enhance revenues.

  • Virtual showrooms, build your own and digital vehicle exploration
  • The power of AI to automate the consumer buying process
  • How AR/VR will impact customer interactions and other digital trends impacting automotive retail
  • How far will digital take over? And what is the new role of the brick & mortar showrooms

Ganesh V. Iyer Managing Director, NIO U.S.A., Global CIO NIO

11:30am – 11:45am (EST)

When It Comes to Personalization for Your Customers, Don’t Leave Out Incentives…

Like all marketing efforts today, incentive discounts need to be personalized to each customer to be their most effective. However, this requires knowing which incentive is going to bring each customer in: Why should the same incentive apply to everyone if the data tells us that different amounts will bring different customers in? Learn how to optimize your incentive spend while better meeting – even predicting – individual customer needs in our conversation with AutoAlert’s Chief Revenue Officer, Jim Huston.

Jim Huston Chief Revenue Officer AutoAlert

11:45am – 12:15pm (EST)

LIVE PANEL: Digital Dealerships

Automotive retail is undergoing huge shifts towards digitalization and prioritizing customer experience. With COVID-19 accelerating digital adoption, this discussion is now more than ever as important.

In this panel we will look at the future of automotive retail and dealership strategy.

  • What does the future relationship look like? Transform and modernize the retail experience
  • Shopper Journey: How can we create a seamless online and offline vehicle-buying customer experience
  • How far will digital take over? And what is the new role of the brick & mortar showrooms

Hunter Gorham CEO Joydrive

Liza Borches President and CEO Carter Myers Automotive

Jim Huston Chief Revenue Officer AutoAlert

Moderator:: Michelle Krebs Director, Automotive relations AutoTrader.com

12:15pm – 12:30pm (EST)

Future of Car Shopping and Buying

Jessica Stafford Senior Vice President Consumer Solutions Autotrader Senior Vice President Consumer Solutions Kelley Blue Book

12:30pm – 1:00pm (EST)

LIVE PANEL: Dealership Disruption – The Overview

A reduction in visits to dealerships has highlighted a change across consumer buying-behaviour. With statistics highlighting year-on-year drop-offs, it is crucial for OEMs and dealerships to work together to reshape the vehicle-buying process.

  • Digitalize your digital dealership model: With COVID-19 accelerating digital adoption, consumers are now more than ever ready for a seamless vehicle buying process
  • Partnerships are key: How can OEMs and dealerships work together to build one 360-degree view of consumers purchasing needs and transform the sales process
  • This session will set the vision, push boundaries, and get you thinking about how automotive retail will look by 2030 and how your role will play a key role in delivery

Grant Feek CEO Tred

Mike Darrow CEO TrueCar

Jessica Stafford Senior Vice President Consumer Solutions Autotrader Senior Vice President Consumer Solutions Kelley Blue Book

Cathy Palochko Senior Vice President, Automotive Performance Solutions GP Strategies

Moderator: Roger Lanctot Director Automotive Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

1:00pm – 1:15pm (EST)

3 Things Auto Marketers Can Learn from Digital Native Companies to Accelerate Their Digital Transformations

The evolution of the auto industry has been accelerated dramatically, with more and more of the car buying experience shifting online. This presentation will provide 3 tips for auto marketers to fast-track their plans to compete for consideration and win sales in this new digital era.

Kim Stonehouse Head of Automotive Facebook

1:15pm – 1:30pm (EST)

Personalizing the customers retail experience

1:30pm – 2:00pm (EST)

LIVE PANEL: Customer Experience

Brooke Skinner Ricketts Chief Experience Officer cars.com

Robert Skinner Lead Technology Strategist FordDirect

John Campos Group Vice President, Automotive Acxiom

Moderator: Tanya Gazdik Senior Writer, Automotive Editor MediaPost

2:00pm – 2:15pm (EST)

Digital Identity: The Next Frontier for Automotive

There is an explosion of devices, channels, tech and platforms in the marketplace. How do you identify your customers inside this maze? How do you keep track of their activities and the journey throughout the funnel?

Individuals are gradually becoming more and more distinct in terms of their own paths to purchase and getting more uniquely distinct with the growth of many more channels and alternative pathways to the shopping experience. The moment you lose track of them every dollar you spend towards acquiring them is really another wasted dollar.

This session dives into the four important principles to keep in mind when you're designing a digital real identity management system which ultimately acts as the glue holding these ecosystems together while creating a holistic customer view.

Tom Ghosh Head of Automotive Strategy Acxiom

2:15pm – 2:40pm (EST)

Fireside chat: Changing Digital Customer Journey

With B2C organisations including Amazon and Adidas delivering an omni-channel, seamless and frictionless experience OEMs must collaborate with dealerships to modernize the buying process. In this session we will discuss:

  • How to identify the key touchpoints for human vs digital interaction and integrate offline and online sales touchpoints with the consumer
  • Leverage data and insights, roll out new technology, embrace automation and integrate new systems to communicate with your customers from pre-sale to post-sale on a deeper level
  • Omnichannel architecture:  create the right framework to deliver an omnichannel ecommerce experience

Vicki Poponi Vice President, Digital Customer Journey American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Moderator: Jack R. Nerad Contributor Forbes

2:40pm – 2:55pm (EST)

Customer Experience Journey

Brooke Skinner Ricketts Chief Experience Officer cars.com

2:55pm – 3:10pm (EST)

Rethink Your Selling Process For C.A.S.E

With 2030 goals focused on high growth of EVs on the roads, shared business models and every vehicle connected, OEMs must collaborate with dealerships to develop a new strategy to promote and educate on the changing vehicle and mobility solutions

  • How the vehicle buying process must educate on electrification and support the sales of electric cars
  • How Mobility as a Service could create new offerings for dealership and education dealerships of these new opportunities
  • Educate and Experience – work closely with consumers to build an educational framework to build trust in the future of autonomous vehicles and create a mindset shift within society

Robert Skinner Lead Technology Strategist FordDirect

November 13th, 2020


Morning Keynotes

Reuters

9:00am – 9:30am (EST)

LIVE Reuters News Interview *

* Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Carlos Tavares Chairman of the Managing Board PSA Groupe

Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

9:30am – 9:45am (EST)

Enabling the Future of the Automotive Industry

  • Content delivery for autonomous vehicles
  • Edge infrastructure for in-vehicle critical applications
  • Precise location services to enable new, in and off-vehicle experiences

Andy Brady Vice President of Wireless Enterprise Verizon Business Group

Reuters

9:45am – 10:15am (EST)

LIVE Reuters News Interview *

* Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

James D. Farley, Jr. Chief Executive Officer Ford Motor Company

Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

10:15am – 10:30am (EST)

Presentation

Wejo

Reuters

10:30am – 11:00am (EST)

LIVE Reuters News Interview *

* Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence and freedom from bias.

Mark Reuss President General Motors Company

Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

11:00am – 11:15am (EST)

Developing the EV Charging Network of Tomorrow, Today

Giovanni Palazzo CEO Electrify America

11:15am – 11:45am (EST)

How far and how fast should we go with electrification

With petroleum sales figures trumping electric, what will make the next ten years different?

Scott Keogh CEO and President Volkswagen Group of America

Moderator: John Stoll Detroit Bureau Chief, Global Auto Editor The Wall Street Journal

The Car of the Future Commercialize electrics vehicles, address the hurdles of an autonomous reality, and challenge the future vehicle

11:45am – 12:00pm (EST)

The Electrification Overview: How Far and How Fast Can We Go with Electrification

Electric vehicles have been the future since the early 1900s – but petroleum has won because it is cheap, easily transportable and delivers more energy per pound of weight and per dollar of cost than EV batteries, by far.  In this session, we will delve into four key hurdles that must be overcome

What will make the next ten years different?

  • Investment and Prioritization: Debate conflicting automotive views and strategies to determine how fast industry leaders should be prioritising electrification above other C.A.S.E efforts, has Volkswagen or FCA got it right?
  • Consumer Perception: How can OEMs create a love for EVS? With limited choice and higher costs, what are the next steps to delivering EVS to a mass market?
  • Infrastructure: How can we make EV charging technology accessible for all consumers? In order to commercialise EVS we must address what infrastructure is needed to give access to all consumers whether living in flats or suburbs
  • Who will pay? Even when charging infrastructure is standardized, this discussion will address the important question of who will pay.

Pankaj Mahajan Director - Integration (Electric & Autonomous Vehicles) Byton

12:00pm – 12:15pm (EST)

Make Americans Love EVS

Are Heartland Americans ready for an electric pickup truck? As billions of dollars are invested into electrification will we see the impact needed to transform the industrial mobility market. In this session we will expand on the challenges to electrifying a market segment that is hugely profitable just as it is.

Mark Kaufman Global Director, Electrification Ford Motor Company

12:15pm – 12:30pm (EST)

The Future of Passenger Comfort: Increase Driving Range, Deliver Energy Savings and Improve Passenger Experience

The proliferation of ridesharing, electrification and autonomous vehicles has created a need to redesign the interior of a vehicle. Yet, when we look at the interior cabin of today’s vehicle, the HVAC and thermal management approach has only seen minor incremental changes over the last 50 years.

In this session, we will showcase how you can improve the passenger experience and meet the demands of tomorrows consumer, learn how to:

  • Meet industry electrification goals while creating a passenger experience that will meet the demands of electric, rideshare and autonomous vehicles.
  • Deliver a microclimate system that break boundaries between what is and what is possible to create personalized comfort while reducing significant vehicle energy consumption by up to 69%.
  • Tailor and individualized thermal comfort needs including self-regulating thermal devices, interior surface heating, neck warming, footwell heating, steering wheel heating, seat climatization, mini compressor, liquid cooling and more.
  • Reduce CO2 output by 3.7 billion kg per year through the latest Climate Control Seat.

Phil Eyler President & Chief Executive Officer Gentherm Inc.

12:30pm – 12:45pm (EST)

Beyond Vehicles – Delivering a Sustainable End-To-End Carbon Footprint

As we race towards electrification, ensure you factor in the entire supply chain of electric cars beyond emissions. How far should OEMs invest across the entire vehicle life cycle to create world change from cobalt to battery recycling to sustainable vehicle materials?

Reinhard Fischer SVP Strategy VW NAR & VW Group Volkswagen Group

12:45pm – 1:15pm (EST)

Live EV Panel / Q&A

Reinhard Fischer SVP Strategy VW NAR & VW Group Volkswagen Group

Mark Kaufman Global Director, Electrification Ford Motor Company

Pankaj Mahajan Director - Integration (Electric & Autonomous Vehicles) Byton

Phil Eyler President & Chief Executive Officer Gentherm Inc.

Moderator: Ian Riches VP - Global Automotive Practice Strategy Analytics

1:15pm – 1:20pm (EST)

Advert

1:20pm – 1:55pm (EST)

LIVE PANEL: The Autonomous Overview: The Road to Zero-Fatalities

Autonomous vehicle will become a reality, but when is still questionable. Questions persist around timelines, consolidation or rationalisation and four key factors in the way of creating a society ready for self-driving cars. In this session, we will delve into four key hurdles that must be overcome 

  • Capital and Engineering: An overview on how far and how fast we should deploy resources into speeding up the autonomous journey, does this require OEM consolidation or can we get there alone?
  • Regulatory & legal: Collaborate with cities to overcome the regulatory and legal boundaries to put autonomous vehicles at the heart of the smart city
  • Technology Innovation: An overview on the latest tech innovations bridging the gap between human and robotic capabilities
  • Social Change: How will we build a trusted society and influence public perception to embrace and support the road to autonomy?
  • COVID-19 and Innovation: How COVID has accelerated the need for delivery AVS, emphasising the value of contactless delivery solutions for today and tomorrow. Another step to bridge the gap between human and robotic capabilities

Dr. Ryan Eustice SVP, Automated driving Toyota Research Institute

David Estrada Chief Legal and Policy Officer Nuro

Arvin Singh Sales CTO - Connected Solutions Verizon Business Group

Chet Babla VP Automotive Business Arm

Moderator: Ian Riches VP - Global Automotive Practice Strategy Analytics

1:55pm – 2:10pm (EST)

Shaping the Next Generation of Vehicles

As we look towards the future of automotive mobility, we’re seeing increasing requirements for higher levels of driver automation, immersive in-vehicle experiences and a growing trend towards electrification. Accelerating the deployment of the next-generations of vehicles will require the automotive industry to work together to understand the key challenges and requirements for these future systems.

  • Advanced driving capabilities are taking us to higher levels of driving automation but what are the key challenges that must be addressed to reach the next levels of autonomy?
  • With rapid innovations, how can the necessary safety requirements be met to help accelerate the deployment of the next generation of vehicles? 
  • How can the industry keep pace with the growing demands to deliver richer, more immersive in-cabin experience?

Chet Babla VP Automotive Business Arm

2:10pm – 2:50pm (EST)

LIVE PANEL: Timing is Everything: Car Ownership vs Mobility

The average car spends 90% of its life parked (RAC Foundation), with vehicle owner costs soaring, does it make sense to own a vehicle that is not used? How fast should OEMs be adapting current business models to consumer lifestyles? As analysts forecast a movement towards mobility as critical, yet car sales don’t show many signs of dying down, how can you navigate changing consumer lifestyles whilst maintaining current business model growth?

  • Discuss the possibilities for the future of shared ownership including subscriptions services and transportation on demand
  • How much should OEMs expand their business portfolio towards new mobility models and what does it need to be profitable? Is this an opportunity for OEM partnerships to share the risk?
  • Determine the right mobility solution for you: The Pros and Cons of models including car sharing, car rentals and subscription models and identifying which aligns best to your business goals and customer needs
  • Learn what new business models are emerging as consumer needs and behavior change due to COVID-19
  • Learn how the shared mobility principles can be applied to bring no-contact services, and how they can be used to make access to vehicles much simpler than ownership and lease programs are today.
  • Learn how vehicle utilization in new mobility services drives profitability and which techniques to use to achieve the highest utilization rates.

Matt Carpenter CEO Silvercar Inc

Edwin Olson CEO May Mobility

Carla Bailo President and CEO Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

Jody Kelman Director of Product Management, Self-Driving Platform Lyft

Mark Thomas VP of Marketing and Alliances Ridecell

Moderator: Tom De Vleesschauwer Head of Mobility Research, Automotive IHS Markit

2:50pm – 3:05pm (EST)

The Connected Vehicle Overview

In 2020, we are expected to see more than 381 million connected cars on the road (KPMG) making the connected car one of the most talked about topics this year. As the connected car evolves it continues to play core role in the future of consumer experience, autonomous driving and safety.

In this session, we will bring together leading connectivity experts to discuss;:

  • Connectivity’s Role in The Future of Car: Vehicles: Connectivity is the enabler to advance vehicle safety, in this session we will discuss the latest advanced in connectivity to deliver safer roads
  • Connectivity’s Role in Experience: How connectivity is shaping customers and delivering the ultimate experience
  • Embrace OTA to Maintain Performance and Safety: See how to leverage OTA as an essential tool for maintaining the performance and safety of vehicle systems across its entire lifecycle.
  • Data Ownership, Management and Monetization: With automakers, telecom operators, insurers and tech giants all battling for data, how can OEMs navigate this battle?
  • The Latest In-Vehicle Infotainment Practices: Deliver the ultimate driving experience, and improve safety.

Prashant Tiwari Director - Intelligent Connected Sytstems Toyota North America

3:05pm – 3:35pm (EST)

Live Panel: The Autonomous Future

As we review the road to autonomous driving, we must consider what factors play a critical role in autonomous development and progress. In this session we will discuss the technology and innovation taking place to deliver safer roads and progress L2-L3 and beyond

  • Creating Safer Roads: Deliver solutions to protect drivers and improve the driving experience. This session will delve into the features and in-vehicle sensors that are advancing vehicle safety.
  • Technology: Hear how AI is paving the way for autonomous progression - a view on how AI will impact and support your autonomous journey and the best practices of implementation
  • Innovation: Stay updated on how OEMs are progressing L2-L3 and beyond and the latest developments to improve passenger safety.
  • Connectivity: The role of connectivity to dramatically increase the progress from L2-L3 and beyond.

Christian Noske Head of Alliance Ventures & Open Innovation; Managing Director Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi

Nakul Duggal SVP & GM, Automotive Qualcomm

Dean Phillips Worldwide Technical Leader for Automotive Amazon Web Services

Greg Tarr Chief Strategy Officer Karma Automotive

Moderator: Kristin Musulin Senior Editor Smart Cities Dive

November 16th, 2020


Industry Outlook Take automotive to the next level, as we push boundaries to discuss people, culture, innovation, and transformation to ensure we continue to challenge what’s possible

9:30am – 10:00am (EST)

Keynote: How digital transformation can help to enhance diversity and take us to the next level post Covid

Astrid Fontaine, PhD Member of the Board People, Digitalization & IT Bentley Motors

10:00am – 10:25am (EST)

Why Women are Key to the Future of the Automotive Industry

José Muñoz Global Chief Operating Officer Hyundai Motor Company President and CEO Hyundai Motor North America & Hyundai Motor America

Dana W. White Chief Communications Officer Hyundai Motor North America

10:25am – 10:40am (EST)

Rev Up Now: Accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion inside the Auto-Mobility Industry

Cheryl Thompson Founder Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement

10:40am – 11:10am (EST)

Women in Marketing: Transforming Customer Engagement

In partnership with Women in Automotive LLC to champion the advancement of women in the automotive community.

Angela Zepeda Chief Marketing Officer Hyundai Motor America

Lisa Materazzo Vice President, Lexus Marketing Lexus

Kim Stonehouse Head of Automotive Facebook

Melissa Grady Global Chief Marketing Officer Cadillac

Allyson Witherspoon US Chief Marketing Officer Nissan North America

Moderator: Subi Ghosh Founding Board Member Women In Automotive

11:10am – 11:15am (EST)

Advert

11:15am – 11:45pm (EST)

Women in Automotive: Mentorship & Career Development

In partnership with Women in Automotive LLC to elevate the role of women in the automotive industry.

Sandra Phillips Rogers Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Legal Officer Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Kimberley Gardiner Vice President and CMO Mitsubishi Motors North America

Keitha Blackburn Manager, Experiential Marketing Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Moderator: Jody DeVere CEO AskPatty.com Founding Member Women in Automotive

Industry Outlook Take automotive to the next level, as we push boundaries to discuss people, culture, innovation, and transformation to ensure we continue to challenge what’s possible

11:45pm – 12:00pm (EST)

Digital Retailing

Joe Tautges Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer CDK Global

12:00pm – 12:30pm (EST)

LIVE PANEL: The Future of Retail

Brian Krzanich President and Chief Executive Officer CDK Global

Casey Coffey COO Greenway Automotive Group

Bryan DeBoer CEO Lithia Motors Inc.

Moderator: Jim Henry Journalist Forbes

12:30pm – 12:45pm (EST)

The Future of EVs

Greg Tarr Chief Strategy Officer Karma Automotive

12:45pm – 1:05pm (EST)

The Future Customer Experience

Mark Del Rosso CEO Genesis

Jeri Yoshizu CMO Genesis

Moderator: Scotty Reiss Founder A Girls Guide to Cars

1:05pm – 1:20pm (EST)

TBC

Seegrid

1:20pm – 1:35pm (EST)

TBC

Luminar

1:35pm – 2:15pm (EST)

LIVE PANEL: The Future of Design

If we were starting from the beginning, a blank sheet of paper, how would we envision the car of today and tomorrow? The automotive industry has been known to move slower, whilst tech giants can innovate overnight. In this session Chief Design Officers set out their plans to redesign the vehicle we know today.

  • Have we become too settled in car design? A debate on concepts, design and a fresh perspective on the car of tomorrow
  • Is the “world car” – one vehicle designed to sell in many markets generating economies of scale – a dead concept? Or just one that must evolve?
  • Electrification offers abundant opportunities to redesign vehicles, explore new design and material opportunities focused on performance and user experience
  • As autonomy develops, hear the impact this will have on design as we move from a driver environment to a work, lifestyle, entertainment space

Dave Marek Acura Executive Creative Director Honda R&D Americas LLC

Andrew Smith Executive Director, Global Cadillac Design General Motors

Henrik Fisker CEO Fisker Inc.

Stefan Sielaff Design Director Bentley Motors Ltd

Moderator: Lou Ann Hammond CEO Driving the Nation


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