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Oct 10
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9:00am - 9:30am 30 mins
Concept to Product - A Roll-Out Roadmap for Auto Tech
  • Moderator Greg Basich - Senior Analyst - AMCS, Strategy Analytics
  • Panellist Ulrich Quay - Managing Partner, BMW I Ventures
  • Panellist Sebastian Henot - Business Innovator, Renault
  • Panellist George Burgess - Venture Partner, InMotion Ventures (Jaguar Land Rover)

Moving from concept to reality can be tricky business. Delve into the most effective ways of developing and scaling tech into product rollouts embraced by HQ.

  • The treasure hunters - hear from the experts who know how to spot the innovative ideas which have real market potential - Understand how they ‘spread their chips’ to mitigate risk
  • From theory to the boardroom - Speak the ‘boardroom’ language to effectively communicate the value of new tech., products and services
  • From concept to reality - Tackle the issues of scalability by discussing the journey involved in turning a disruptive idea to a promising pilot to a mass product roll out
9:30am - 10:00am 30 mins
Hit the Data Jackpot - Maximise Cross Industry Monetization Opportunities
  • Moderator Greg Basich - Senior Analyst - AMCS, Strategy Analytics
  • Panellist Dan Cummings - VP of Product, ParkWhiz
  • Panellist Scott Burnell - Global Lead, Ford Developer Program
  • Panellist Rod MacKenzie - Founder & CEO, Drive Time Metrics
  • Panellist Kenny Hawk - CEO, Mojio

Connected cars are generating tons of data which can be used to understand how the vehicle is being used. But how can data be used to generate real revenues for the entire ecosystem?

  • Get to grips with how OEMs can monetize connected car data (i.e. location, audio, driving behaviour) by breaking through industry silos (i.e. media, insurance, emergency response)
  • Reduce R&D material and customers costs by optimising the product field data and analysing service usage to deliver better tailored services at a lower cost   
  • Monetize data opportunities enhanced by the autonomous car; from payments enabled by localisation/routing to content streaming and infotainment
10:00am - 10:40am 40 mins
External Innovation - Finding and working with new technology
  • Moderator Liz Kerton - President, Autotech Council
  • Panellist Dan Smith - President, Capstone Financial Group
  • Panellist Amer Akhtar - COO and Head of US XPT, NIO
  • Panellist David Nishijima - Principal Service Architect, Nissan
  • Panellist Robert Huber - Vice President Innovation & Ventures, Faurecia

Autotech Council members meet every month to review startups and innovation from around the world. Car makers, automotive vendors, and other parts of the mobility value chain have started opening to the possibility that not everything that their consumers want can or will be invented by their traditional supply chain. That why many of the mobility industry's cutting edge companies have innovation scouts talking to startups and investors and embedding themselves in the entrepreneurial community. This panel of forward-thinking Autotech Council members will share how we scout, evaluate, and integrate startups into the automotive supply chain. It's not easy, but if we don't do it, someone else will.

10:40am - 11:25am 45 mins
Coffee & Networking Break
11:25am - 11:55am 30 mins
Mainstreaming Electric Vehicles - What are the Barriers?
  • Moderator Mike Harrigan - Senior Program Manager, Prospect Silicon Valley
  • Panellist Zak Edson - Director of Marketing, Lucid Motors
  • Panellist Steven Atneosen - Vice President - Corporate Development of XPT, NIO
  • Panellist Emmanuele Spera - CEO, NEXT Future Transportation
  • Panellist Ben Waxler - Application Engineer, ChargePoint

Identify the emerging tech and social trends that are going to have the largest effect on electric vehicle innovation and adoption.

  • Explore the emergence of affordable batteries which decrease cost of adoption whilst increasing the range EVs. Drive consumer sales through cheaper and more efficient vehicles
  • Tackle advances in charging tech. such as faster and wireless stations. Discuss new infrastructure use cases (i.e. charging highway lanes & supercharging)
  • Continue to grow public awareness through dedicated programs which tackle the battery life uncertainty, range anxiety and high price purchase to change perception around EV tech.
11:55am - 12:15pm 20 mins
Connected Car Data – Unlocking Value Today & Creating A Road-map For The Future
  • Richard Barlow - Founder & CEO, wejo

Learn how to disrupt with connected car data within a fragmented ecosystem of automakers, hardware and systems suppliers, insurers and service providers. See how businesses overcome the many challenges to unlock the value in their data today whilst building for the future.

  • Identify the most valuable data from the huge volumes of data generated by the vehicle, maximizing monetary value verses the cost associated with transfer, storage and analytics
  • Increase consumers’ willingness to share data by building trust, and meet increasingly complex security, privacy and data regulations
  • Unlock new business models that improve brand loyalty and drive value from the outset whilst creating a road-map for the future of connectivity
12:15pm - 1:45pm 90 mins
Lunch & Networking Break
1:45pm - 2:15pm 30 mins
"Best in Flight" IoT Data Security
  • Brian Barker - Director of Strategic Development, Olympus Sky
2:15pm - 3:15pm 60 mins
Start-Up Pitching Competition
  • Judge Sebastian Henot - Business Innovator, Renault
  • Judge Liz Kerton - President, Autotech Council
  • Judge George Burgess - Venture Partner, InMotion Ventures (Jaguar Land Rover)
3:15pm - 3:35pm 20 mins
Blockchain Breaks Into Auto Tech
  • Matthew Zarracina - Director of Innovation, Thales xPlor