CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Strategies for Success

Thursday, August 3, 8:30 a.m. – Noon


Rewired for Success:  Is the Industry Sustainable for Capital Creation? 

A great deal has been made about the re-alignment of the auto industry’s capital position since the recession of 2008 and 2009.  Yet, lingering questions remain – was it enough, will it stick, has the industry “learned its lesson this time?”  There is obviously enough uncertainty as industry and analysts alike have asked if the industry needs to “go through a recession to prove itself.”  This session will draw from the expertise of industry insiders and outside observers to:

  • Discuss if the industry is in a position to earn respect from the investment community that it can indeed not only survive the next downturn, but generate cash, pay dividends and make a positive return on invested capital.
  • Discover effective strategies for the industry in dealing with Wall Street, commercial bankers and its own boards.
  • Identify methods to create effective, strong, and successful organizations.

Al Koch
Vice Chairman, AlixPartners
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Douglas Patton
2017 President of SAE
Executive Vice President, Engineering Division and Chief Technical Officer, DENSO International America, Inc.
Senior Director, DENSO Corp.
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Steve St. Angelo
Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, Latin American and Caribbean Region
Chairman, Toyota do Brasil and Toyota Argentina SA
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Matthew T. Stover
Equity Research Analyst, Susquehanna Financial Group
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People, Product, and Process – Bringing the Innovation to Market

Automotive innovation is moving forward from the legacy automotive players, large technology disruptors, and start-up enterprises in- and out- of the current industry’s value chain.  Acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate initial public offerings, research consortiums, and portfolio investments are being formed that could radically change the momentum toward alternative propulsion systems, mobility services and product technology.  And, all of this change is being fueled by venture capital into mobility-related startups, and fundamental research in corporate, academic and government labs.

  • Learn from this diverse panel as they discuss successful pathways to bring new business models and technology to market.
  • Gain insights into unanticipated or underestimated challenges of bringing concepts to market, and a better understanding of the deals and organizational structures necessary for success.
  • Hear perspectives on how innovative technologies may re-align the automotive industry.

Mamatha Chamarthi
Chief Digital Officer, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Senior Vice President and Executive Lead, India Technology Center
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Richard Chung
Vice President, Innovation, Adient
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Jacqui Dedo
Co-Founder, Aware Mobility
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Anupam “Pom” Malhotra
Director, Connected Vehicles & Connected Data, Audi of America
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Danny Shapiro
Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA


David Andrea
Executive Vice President, Research, Center for Automotive Research