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The new generation of OEMs

Reuters

9:00am – 9:25am (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.

Darren Palmer General Manager, Electric Vehicles Ford North America

Moderator: Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

9:25am – 9:45am (EST)

Monetizing connected vehicle data successfully

The volume of data generated by connected, and soon to be autonomous cars, is growing at an exponential rate. Tapping into this rich data source can help automakers create valued mobility experiences through personalised content services. Gain a deeper understanding of how to extract value from data to create longer-term brand loyalty.

Barry Napier CEO and Chairman Cubic Telecom

9:45am – 9:50am (EST)

Break

9:50am – 10:35am (EST)

LIVE CTO Panel: Transforming OEMs through technology

The future of the traditional automotive industry is uncertain. Automakers must innovate, tap into new talent and embrace the digital era. Hear from innovative OEMs that are leading C.A.S.E and other disruptive trends that will drive the automotive sector.

Henrik Green Chief Technology Officer Volvo Cars

Sajjad Khan Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Board of Management Mercedes-Benz AG

Robin Milavec Senior Vice President, Executive Board Director, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Strategy Officer Nexteer

Moderator: Maxime Flament CTO 5GAA

Reuters

10:35am – 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.

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

Moderator: Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

The Road to Electrification

11:00am – 11:20am (EST)

Electrification and the Digital Chassis is Reimagining the Vehicle Experience

Electrification and digitalization have completely transformed the vehicle experience, and as we move towards a new, software-defined car architecture with an electric vehicle skateboard and digital chassis, a multitude of opportunities open for the automotive ecosystem. Hear from Alejandro Vukotich, VP, Product Management, Automotive at Qualcomm Technologies, on the reimagined car architecture of today and opportunities for OEMs in the future.

Alejandro Vukotich VP, Product Management for ADAS Qualcomm

11:20am – 11:25am (EST)

Break

11:25am – 12:10pm (EST)

Live Panel: Preparing EVs for mainstream

The automotive industry is adjusting to a period of accelerated change. EVs provide an excellent opportunity for OEMs to pull ahead of the competition and must prepare for the inevitable transition to zero-emission vehicles while sustaining profits in sales and aftersales. Join us to prepare EVs for a mass-market and what it will take to make this a commercial success

Henrik Fisker CEO Fisker Inc.

Dr. Brian GU Vice Chairman and President Xpeng Motors

Fabrice Cambolive Senior Vice President Renault Brand, Sales & Operations

TJ Fox SVP of Industrial IoT and Automotive Verizon Business Group

Moderator: Ed Loh Head of Editorial MotorTrend

12:10pm – 12:30pm (EST)

The Single-Seat Revolution is Here:Can Three-Wheeled EVs Pave New Paths for Consumer and Fleet?

There’s never been a more opportune time to rethink personal transportation. The emergence of shared scooters, ride hail and the recent behavioral shifts sparked by COVID-19 have altered the mobility landscape permanently. Join ElectraMeccanica CEO, Paul Rivera to explore the EV-maker’s plans to revolutionize the commuter, delivery, and shared mobility market with the SOLO, their new three-wheeled, single occupant EV.

  • Explore the role of a single-occupant EV in a multimodal transportation system from shared first/last mile solutions and delivery services to personal commuting.
  • Learn how an asset light manufacturing model will lead to new innovations in electric mobility.  
  • Gain insights into reaching this new customer through experiential marketing and a modern DTC retail and sales strategy 

Paul Rivera Chief Executive Officer Electra Meccanica

12:30pm – 12:35pm (EST)

Break

12:35pm – 1:05pm (EST)

Panel Discussion: Electrification transition – how do we hit 2030 targets?

Government regulations are dictating fuel efficiency and lower emissions, placing a greater focus on the development of electric vehicles. A couple of OEMs have pledged to invest billions to develop EV models by 2025- 2030. This discussion will address the main challenges ahead of the road to achieving 2030 targets.

  • Building infrastructure through collaborations
  • Optimising supply chain
  • Addressing the battery challenge

Friederike Kienitz Region Vice President, Legal, External Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Nissan

Mahmoud Samara VP North America Sales, Service and Marketing Cadillac

William Newman Industry Executive Advisor for Automotive SAP America

Moderator: Urska Skrt Manager, Mobility wbcsd

1:05pm – 1:10pm (EST)

Break

Reuters

1:10pm – 1:30pm (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.

Pamela Fletcher Vice President of Global Innovation General Motors

Moderator: Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

1:30pm – 1:35pm (EST)

Break

Reuters

1:35pm – 1:55pm (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.

Dr. Gill Pratt Chief Scientist Toyota Motor Corporation CEO Toyota Research Institute (TRI)

Moderator: Paul Lienert Future Transportation/Technology Correspondent Thomson Reuters

1:55pm – 2:15pm (EST)

Enabling seamless CX for cars of the future

Studies by McKinsey estimate that millennials will account for more than 45% of the potential car-buying cohort, in 2025. For millennials, experience is going to be a deciding factor. Enabling futuristic experiences for these buyers takes much more than just enabling better looking UI. A truly seamless experience is delivered when each and every interaction across the Shop-Buy-Own phases of the customer journey is enabled by an evolving technology ecosystem. An ecosystem that adapts to customer needs and behaviors. and seamlessly navigates customers to the next stage in the lifecycle.

A majority of OEMs are driven by legacy platforms that deter agility and speed. In addition, servitization – a paradigm shift from asset ownership to service consumption models – is resulting in frequent and exponentially high transactions. Join us to learn all about how we are transforming OEM technologies and powering resilient and intelligent Live Enterprises that are well equipped to cater to customers of the future.

Rakesh Babu Gollapalli Global Head & VP, Automotive Manufacturing Infosys



Autonomous Future

9:00am – 9:30am (EST)

Live Panel: Enabling the AV Revolution

Hear from experts leading AVs Development, what is the state of the art of AVs and what can we expect next.

Andrew Clare Head of Robots Nuro

Mary Joyce Vice President and General Manager, Mobility UL

Stefan Gudmundsson Chief Innovation Officer Karma Automotive

Moderator: Megan Lampinen Editor-at-large Automotive World

9:30am – 9:50am (EST)

Paving a Path to Commercial Scale – The intersection of Standards and Regulatory Frameworks/p>

With the Automated Vehicle Industry gearing up for large scale commercial deployments beginning 2022, the urgency for governments to issue regulatory frameworks to allow such deployments is reaching a fever pitch. With Industry on one side pushing to deploy and opposition on the other side pushing governments to slow down, how will Industry and Government navigate these competing pressures? In this engaging and informative talk, Intel Fellow Jack Weast breaks down the progress – and remaining gaps – to define a framework for Automated Vehicle Safety Assurance that through the use of International Standards, provides a shovel-ready path for Government to define regulatory frameworks that will enable the safe and scalable deployment of Automated Vehicle technology.

Jack Weast Fellow Intel Corporation

9:50am – 9:55am (EST)

Break

9:55am – 10:20am (EST)

Driving Evolution on ADAS- Taking Safety to the Next Level

According to EY, the fatalities that have been recorded for AVs have been from Level 2 or 3 and have featured drivers who had issues regaining control or not actively monitoring. While ADAS can reduce crashes, it also has the risk to create new safety issues. What is the next level of safety we can achieve

Brian Latouf Chief Safety Officer Hyundai Motor North America

David Harkey President IIHS-HLDI

Ian Podkamien VP and Head of Automotive Vayyar

Moderator: Jeff Gilbert AutoBeat Reporter WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS Radio Network

10:20am – 10:25am (EST)

Break

The Road to Automation

10:25am – 10:45am (EST)

The Evolution of Automotive AI: How Road, Cabin and Driver AI Unite for a Safer, More Enjoyable Experience

The car of the future is poised to be an incredibly connected, intuitive device that rivals our smartphone in intelligence and capability. In this fireside chat, Cerence CEO Sanjay Dhawan will share how the leader in conversational AI for mobility views the role of AI in the connected and autonomous car of the future and how road, cabin, and driver intelligence and multi-modal interaction will come together to revolutionize the in-car experience and create a trusted digital co-pilot.

Sanjay Dhawan CEO Cerence Inc.

10:45am – 10:50am (EST)

Break

10:50am – 11:20am (EST)

LIVE Panel: The road to full automation

According to McKinsey & Co, if the United States fully adopted autonomous vehicles, the benefit to the public would exceed $800 billion a year in 2030, and can significantly reduce the number of fatalities. While the benefits of AVs are clear, the transition will take time, with hundreds of millions of non-AV vehicles on the road. How can we prepare the world for AVs and accelerate their commercial deployment?

  • Digital Infrastructure for AVs
  • Consumer Acceptance
  • Planning AV Commercial Deployment
  • Regulations & Policies

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

Oliver Cameron VP Product Cruise

Mark Rosekind, Ph.D. Chief Safety Innovation Officer Zoox

John Heinlein, Ph.D. Vice President, Automotive Partnerships, North America Arm

Moderator: Jeff Gilbert AutoBeat Reporter WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS Radio Network

11:20am – 11:40am (EST)

Needs for Speed: Enabling Highway Autonomy

Get under the hood on the requirements for highway autonomy. For passenger vehicles and commercial trucks to safely operate at highway speeds, reliable vision for long distances are crucial. It doesn't stop there, join Luminar’s VP of Product as he takes us beyond the performance requirements and drives into what it takes to meet the standards for automotive-grade series production.

Aaron Jefferson Vice President of Product Luminar

11:40am – 11:45am (EST)

Break

11:45am – 12:15pm (EST)

LIVE Panel: Women in Autotech

Women in tech and digital are under-represented, both across management and teams, Female leaders will be crucial to the industry's evolution . Hear from women driving technology on how we can empower others to create a more diverse and equal industry.

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

Başak Özer Vice President Product, User Experience and Industrial Design Motional

Amanda Skura Head of digital experience technologies Audi of America

Indu Vijayan Director of Product Management AEye & Founder Women in Autonomy

12:15pm – 12:20pm (EST)

Break

ADAS & Safety – Building the safest vehicle

12:20pm – 12:50pm (EST)

LIVE Panel: Smart Vehicle Architecture and Sensors

How improvements in perception systems using cameras, radar, LIDAR, optical sensors, ultrasonic radar sensors and highly detailed maps of the environment can deliver safer vehicles and mitigate against driver errors

Jordan Greene Founder and VP of Corporate Development AEYE

Patrik Björler Director Autonomous Drive, Strategy & Business Ownership Volvo Cars

Moderator: Maxime Flament CTO 5GAA

12:50pm – 1:10pm (EST)

The Key Technologies for Unlocking AVs at Scale

Three main obstacles lie on the road to the future of autonomous vehicles. To overcome them, Mobileye presents a unique approach, consisting of three technological solutions, designed to work in unison towards enabling the deployment of AVs at scale:

  • Sensor redundancy -True Redundancy: two distinct sensing subsystems – one based on cameras, another on radar and LiDAR – each independently capable of hands-free driving maneuvers in all driving scenarios and enabling a platform that can scale toward full AV
  • Mapping - Road Experience Management (REM): using crowdsourced data to build a constantly updating worldwide map with the specific parameters that AVs need
  • AV safety & regulation - Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS): our open mathematical model for AV safety

Mr. Erez Dagan Executive Vice President, Products and Strategy Mobileye Vice President Intel Corporation

1:10pm – 1:15pm (EST)

Break

1:15pm – 1:45pm (EST)

LIVE Panel: Boosting Safety: Integrating Sensors & Connectivity

Having the right technology and external data will improve the chances to prevent fatalities. Hear from experts how connectivity will improve levels of safety to all

Prashant Tiwari Director - Intelligent Connected Sytstems Toyota North America

Anupam Malhotra Senior Director, Connected Services, Audi of America Audi

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz CTO and Co-Founder Nexar

Moderator: Roger Lanctot Director Automotive Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

Interactive Discussions

23rdJune · 11:00am (ET)

Future Proof EVs Supply Chain

With the rising demand for EVs, there is no question that the automotive supply chain will undergo through a radical transformation presenting new challenges for suppliers and risks for manufacturers demanding semiconductors, microchips, sensors, batteries & raw materials. OEMs and suppliers alike must prepare and future-proof their business. This discussion will explore the risks and solutions to build a sustainable and resilient supply chain.

Houssam Hage Senior Vice President Supply Chain Aftermarket Groupe PSA

Sigrid de Vries Secretary General CLEPA

Fredrika Klarén Head of Sustainability Polestar

14thJuly · 11:00am (ET)

Addressing the Battery Module Challenges

There is a lot of complexity in today’s growing and ever-shifting EV market, from battery cell to battery pack to final battery assembly and testing. With an expected 12 EV million vehicles by 2025, a growing tsunami of battery module design and battery module assembly projects are occurring, and they are all running in parallel. 

Join us for our FREE webinar " Addressing the Battery Challenge” on Wednesday 14th (11am ET), as we discuss the complex game of EV Battery Module Packs and Assembly.

This discussion will delve into:

  • How companies can ready themselves and be ready to produce a quality battery module and pack in months.
  • How applying continuous process improvements leveraging monitoring and analytics can improve quality controls.
  • The relationship between OEM, supplier, and manufacturer is a crucial element for success.