Industry Briefing

Bridging Detroit and Silicon Valley

March 5, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
SAP Campus | 3410 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto, California

“Bridging Detroit and Silicon Valley” will draw closer ties between two major regions heavily invested in automotive and provide current information about the obstacles and opportunities facing the mobility industry. Utilizing both regions’ strengths, the two will need to continue to integrate and cooperate to produce successful solutions globally. Join CAR at the SAP campus in Palo Alto, CA as we bring industry insiders together to discuss the challenges and possibilities being tackled by experts in Michigan and California today.

CAR Industry Briefings are designed to educate industry participants, the media, and the general public on emerging critical challenges.

Registration Price: $595  |  Affiliate Member Price:  $545

Keynote Speakers:

Moderator: Charlie Vogelheim  |  Principal, Vogelheim Ventures

Dr. Lance Zhou  |  Chief Executive Officer, Karma Automotive
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David Twohig  | Chief Vehicle Engineer, BYTON
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Understanding the North American Automotive Industry

This panel will provide an overview of broad trends in the U.S. automotive industry — including sales, production, finance, trade, and supply chains. The focus will be on understanding how this foundational industry is structured and how economic and technological forces are shaping the future of personal mobility.

Moderator:
Kristin Dziczek  |  Vice President – Industry, Labor, & Economics, Center for Automotive Research

Speakers:

Stephanie Brinley  |  Principal Automotive Analyst, IHS Markit
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Ed Kim  |  Vice President, Industry Analysis, AutoPacific, Inc.
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Colin Langan  |  Analyst, UBS
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MEDC Speaker:

Charlie Tyson  |  PlanetM Project Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
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Lunch Keynote

Jim Davis  |  Director, Americas – Automotive Industry Business Unit , SAP
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Smart Mobility: The First Step Toward Smart Cities

A city cannot be considered “smart” unless it provides tech-enabled, efficient, and affordable mobility options for its citizens. Smart cities offer a mobility system that allows people to move seamlessly, and creating the technology to enable such movement is the goal of many tech companies innovating advanced mobility solutions; this includes a wide range of companies ranging from micro-mobility providers to mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform developers. This session will explore both the planning and technological sides of smart mobility, as well as how these two can and must work together to create the smart mobility solutions of the future.

Moderator:
Richard Wallace  |  Vice President – Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research

Speakers:

Nikhil Gupta  |  Site Director – Magna Autonomous Systems, Director – ADAS Software Features, Magna
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Dirk Remde  |  Executive Director, Research & Development Center Silicon Valley, Continental AG
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Frank Sgambati  | Director, Business Development – Smart City, North America, Robert Bosch LLC
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Mark Thomas  |  Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell
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From Innovation to Implementation: Creating Automotive Grade Technology

Technology innovation is difficult. Especially in the automotive industry, where incorporating that innovation into the manufacture of automotive parts and vehicles requires a unique mindset. The final session of the day will bring together innovators, integrators and vehicle manufacturers to discuss the challenges of turning great new technologies into automotive grade parts, and vehicles.

Moderator:
Carla Bailo  |  President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research

Speakers:

Tommy Doran  |  Sr. Director, Market Development, Automotive, Hubject, Inc.
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Simon Hougard  |  Innovation & Operations Director, Alliance Innovation Lab Silicon Valley at Renault -Nissan-Mitsubishi
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Peter Polit  |  Vice President and General Manager of Connected Vehicle Strategy and Business Development, SiriusXM
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Stephen Xu  |  Managing Principal, P3 North America
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