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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.

Dr. Ken Washington Chief Technology Officer Ford Motor Company

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)

Partner Presentation & Live Q&A

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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

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

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

Moderator: Urska Skrt Manager, Mobility wbcsd

Reuters

1:05pm – 1:35pm (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

Reuters

1:35pm – 1:50pm (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 Officer Toyota Motor Corporation CEO Toyota Research Institute (TRI)

Moderator: Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters



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.

Jiajun Zhu CEO and Co-Founder Nuro

Mary Joyce Vice President and General Manager, Mobility UL

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

10:20am – 10:25am (EST)

Break

The Road to Automation

Reuters

10:25am – 10:45am (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.

Thomas Mueller Executive Vice President ADAS, Autonomous Driving at Car Software Organisation Volkswagen

Moderator: Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

10:45am – 11:15am (EST)

LIVE Panel: The road to full automation

According to McKensey & 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

Chet Babla VP of Automotive Business Arm

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

11:15am – 11:35am (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

11:35am – 11:40am (EST)

Break

11:40am – 12:10pm (EST)

LIVE Panel: Women in Autotech

Women in tech and digital are under-represented, both across management and teams. Hear from women driving ADAS & AV technology

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

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

12:10pm – 12:15pm (EST)

Break

ADAS & Safety – Building the safest vehicle

12:15pm – 12:45pm (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

1:45pm – 1:05pm (EST)

Partner Presentation & Live Q&A

1:.5pm – 1:10pm (EST)

Break

1:10pm – 1:40pm (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

Moderator: Roger Lanctot Director Automotive Connected Mobility Strategy Analytics

Interactive Discussions

23rd June · 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

24th June · 11:00am (ET)

The Battery Challenge

EV batteries are expensive, made with scarce raw materials and are environmentally tricky to dispose of. Managing the battery life cycle effectively is potentially the key to the future of EVs. With the global EV sales forecast to hit 11m by 2025, is imperative to address current and future. challenges. This discussion will delve into:

  • Improving battery performance,
  • Circular and sustainable batteries,
  • Managing battery supply and demand.

Taking technology to the next level, how can we learn from humans?

Safe, secure and predictable behaviour in real-life traffic is key to move forward on ADAS & AV to be a success. Vehicles need to be able to identify and predict potential hazards on the road, while humans have irrational behaviour when it comes to prevent and react while driving they are excellent drivers. How can we learn from humans to take technology to the next level of predictions?

Cybersecurity: Protecting Customers Data

As OEMs are expanding and diversifying their data-driven services, they have an opportunity to claim a greater share of the market. This discussion will delve into how OEMs are addressing safety, privacy and ownership of data to protect their customers.

Creating Value from Vehicle Data

Connected cars and In-connectivity are creating new business and pricing models for connectivity solutions. Vehicle data offers automakers and suppliers critical insights not only on performance, efficiency and safety of the product, but it provides a picture of the driver's preferences, locations and more.

This discussion will explore different opportunities for OEMs to diversify their services and make the most for customer experience inside the car.