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Day 1: Wednesday 15 May 2019
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8:30am - 9:30am 60 mins
Registration: Exhibition & Networking Welcome Refreshments
9:30am - 9:50am 20 mins
Chairperson's Opening Remarks
9:50am - 10:15am 25 mins
What is Instore for the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Industry in 2020?
10:15am - 10:45am 30 mins
Panel Discussion: Data: Harness Data-Driven Features and Services

Data is changing businesses world over, and automotive is no different. Get to grips with the current ways that data is influencing design, features and value-added (monetizable!) services.

  • How to ensure compliancy with everchanging global data standards from GDPR to cybersecurity.
  • What role will local data centers and partnerships have in managing a global data exchange within regulations?
10:45am - 11:10am 25 mins
Monetization – How to Monetize Your Data
  • How are automakers looking to monetize their data in order to offset the provision for connected services?
  • What does this monetization strategy look like?
  • How can data plus analytics can yield intelligence that can cross many markets – how can successful partnerships be formed
11:10am - 11:40am 30 mins
Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
11:40am - 12:10pm 30 mins
Blockchain: From Hype to Application

Long before the widespread arrival of level 5 autonomy, vehicles will begin autonomously sharing data and transacting with other vehicles and infrastructure.

  • Understand how a secure, immutable identity is a prerequisite for participating in the ‘Economy of Things’ and why Blockchains, distributed ledgers and related technologies are leading contenders for managing vehicle identity and facilitating V2X transactions.

  • Use Blockchain’s decentralization properties: How does a network of nodes open up to third parties & new services. What are the benefits of running in total decentralized ways?

  • Understand remaining challenges with decentralization, incl. scaling, that blockchain networks have to deal with
12:10pm - 12:35pm 25 mins
Case Study: Electric Mobility: Increasing Adoption
  • Speaker Mike Harrigan - Senior Program Manager for Advanced Mobility, Prospect Silicon Valley

EVs have different adoption rates influenced by a wide range of factors from regulation to performance. Explore the wider picture of EV adoption and the new trends in electrification.

  • How to plot the e-mobility ecosystem - from OEM to energy providers - to build the right partnerships for development and implementation of electric mobility
  • Break the charging barrier – How to plan the ideal charging infrastructure whilst exploring the realities and potential of new tech such as Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC)
  • What is the future of battery tech and the implications of faster charging, increased energy density, cycle life and low leakage on battery development
12:35pm - 1:05pm 30 mins
Panel discussion - Multimodal for Optimal Consumer Choice - Changing how we move from A to B
  • Speaker Mark Maxham - Director, Conected Car Software, Zipcar

Explore how the latest external trends (urbanization and government intervention) and internal trends have led to a change in how people move from A to B.

  • The Modal Shift: Analyze how bikes, mopeds and scooters are reshaping transportation and whether dockless sharing platforms are accelerating the trend. Is it time for regulation?
  • Explore the role of the vehicle in a multimodal transportation systems from shared first/last mile solutions from suburb stations to shared pick-up services
  • How to deliver multimodal mobility as a service in an efficient and user-friendly way using the best user interface, apps and payment systems
1:05pm - 2:30pm 85 mins
Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
2:30pm - 2:55pm 25 mins
Insuring the World of Mobility

New mobility models will have a profound effect vehicle ownership, but also the customer relationship between automaker and the insurer as both move to a service based model.

  • Address the change in automaker business model to service provision of mobility and its impact on the OEM insurers relationship within a connected services and mobility ecosystem
  • Factor in how mobility models are increasing individual vehicle usage to assess the impact on underwriting. Consider distance covered, hours driven and the frequency of repairs required
  • Study the new models of transportation (e-hailing, car sharing fleets, P2P car rental) and the flexibility of insurance coverage needed (i.e. episodic, intermodal) to stay relevant
2:55pm - 3:25pm 30 mins
Connectivity - A Network of Networks – 5G, DSRC & CV2X
  • Speaker Steve London - Senior Manager, Business Development, Global Connected Consumer, General Motors

With ever increasing demand on connectivity, the burden must now fall on the spectrums to provide the constant connectivity the consumer demands.

  • Some OEM’s embrace 5G, others DSRC. Which of these technologies will prevail? Understand the merits of these spectrums and implications on your product strategy
  • Explore the costs, coverage and rollout implications of 5G vs DSRC and debate whether the technology reached a point where policymakers can proceed with one over another
3:25pm - 3:55pm 30 mins
Voice & AI: Offering the Personalized User Experience

The era of voice has finally taken off in the car, largely helped by the proliferation of consumer brand AI-powered digital assistants. Deliver a contextual, personalized auto grade assistant

  • Discover how AI powered solutions enable a more human-like interaction with vehicles as consumers start to opt for voice over touch screen in the home
  • Plot use cases where voice makes sense and those it doesn’t work for. Identify where multiple HMI modalities are needed & can be integrated, incl. gaze & touch
  • Consider the specific requirements & skills for a digital co-driver, incl. less reliability on constant cloud connectivity & understanding driving situations and complex commands

3:55pm - 4:25pm 30 mins
Invest in Success! The VC View of AV Innovation
  • Speaker Dennis Liu - Associate Director – Global Strategy & Business Development, Ford Motor Company
  • Speaker Anil Rachakonda - Director, Co-pace Startup Program, Continental Corporation
  • Speaker Anselm Adams - Co-Founder & CEO, Albora Technologies

The increasing appetite to invest in “sexy” auto tech start-ups raises questions about how to really value these disruptive technologies. Will they live up to the hype?

  • Understand where investors are looking over the next 6-12 months to make a profit in the next 5-10 years
  • Assess the role start-ups should play in your CV/AV strategy e.g. filling a gap or bringing new resources to the table
  • Identify the hurdles to working with start-ups - from how to invest to operating models to points of integration - to put together an informed strategy
4:25pm - 4:55pm 30 mins
Afternoon Networking Coffee & Exhibition Break
4:55pm - 5:55pm 60 mins
AutoTech Council Presents : Start-ups on stage
  • Speaker Liz Kerton - Executive Director, Autotech Council

Hear the latest business ideas & technology from start-ups breaking into the automotive data space, plus feedback from expert judges incl. VCs and automotive experts.

5:55pm - 7:55pm 120 mins
Networking Drinks Reception