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May 17
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9:00am - 9:20am 20 mins
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Chairs Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Sam Abuelsamid - Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research
9:20am - 9:40am 20 mins
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The Global Nature of Autonomous Driving Innovation
  • Paul Asel - Managing Partner, NGP Capital

Autonomous driving has received much attention globally. Here we explore how innovation globally will impact the nature of autonomous driving.

  • Ge to grips with China’s push for global leadership in autonomous driving technology
  • Grapple with a variety of autonomous driving applications based on local market needs in Japan, South America and elsewhere
  • Delve into the role of regulation in adoption of autonomous driving and how nations with lower regulatory hurdles could accelerate adoption
9:40am - 10:00am 20 mins
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Driver Assisted - Insurance Reduced - Connected Cars
  • Cletus Nunes - Director of Sales, Octo Telematics North America

If we want to talk about convergence, we don’t have to look beyond telematics and the automotive industry. Connected vehicles are making humans better drivers by delivering alerts and alarms concerning our surroundings and our driving behavior. How does this impact insurance? Have we seen an improvement in Highway safety? Are there lessons are to be learned that can be shared with other industries?

10:00am - 10:40am 40 mins
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Automakers, the New Service Providers
  • Moderator Greg Basich - Strategy Analytics, Associate Director
  • Panelist Steven Atneosen - VP - Corporate Development, XPT
  • Panelist Tavis Szeto - Director Mobility & Technology, Panasonic

As we move towards a future where consumers embrace mobility as a service over the ownership of a vehicle, automakers need to realign their strategies to meet the demand.

  • Discuss how automakers will have to find new revenue streams as we move towards ownerless autonomous vehicle, where consumers fully embrace mobility as a service (MaaS)
  • The future is autonomous and electric – Understand how the future vehicle architecture (i.e. autonomous & electric) are better suited to mobility services to enable a seamless consumer experience
10:40am - 11:40am 60 mins
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Networking Break
11:40am - 12:00pm 20 mins
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Fireside Chat: The Global Implications of GDPR
  • Moderator Gail Gottehrer - Partner, Akerman
  • Panelist Amie Taal - CEO & Founder, Stratagem Tech Solutions

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be applied across the European Union on May 25th 2018. However, this European legislation has considerable global implications. What does this mean for the data heavy automotive space?  

  • Privacy by design - get to     grips with the considerable vendor risk around data privacy. Can you     guarantee the security design of all your components? 
  • As artificial intelligence     continues expediting processes, discuss how GDPR will cope with innovation     and automation 
  • Understand the evolution of     data subject rights under GDPR. How will this be applied to data incoming     from the vehicle? How will this legislation effect the US market?
12:00pm - 12:20pm 20 mins
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Automakers in the Driving Seat - Maintaining Digital Control Within the Vehicle
  • Scott Burnell - Global lead, Bus Dev & Partner Mgmt, Ford

 As enhanced connectivity continues to enable new services and forms of infotainment in the vehicles, how can automakers keep digital control of the vehicle?

  • 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)
  • Monetize data opportunities enhanced by the autonomous car; from payments enabled by localisation/routing to content streaming and infotainment
12:20pm - 12:40pm 20 mins
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Raising the IQ of Vehicles with V2X

The advancements of autonomous cars is accentuating the need for robust, low latency wireless communications.

  • DSRC Vs LTE Vs 5G: Debate the benefits of V2X spectrums such as channel coding, synchronization, retransmission, waveform, resource selection and multiplexing 
  • Evaluate the security concerns from moving away from communications based on DSRC (gauged as the most mature) to cellular LTE based V2X system
  • Discuss how we can manage the Petabytes of data that the AV will generate (i.e. computational partitioning) to create effective data management strategies
12:40pm - 1:40pm 60 mins
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Lunch & Networking Break
1:40pm - 2:00pm 20 mins
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Integrating Consumer Technology into the Vehicle

From virtual assistants to augmented reality, new areas of consumer tech have taken off. How can we integrate these into the vehicle?

  • Understand potential applications of augmented reality (i.e. mapping, industrial design) and how it should be integrated to the vehicle – headset, windscreen embedded or HUD projected
  • Is it safe to go alone? Discuss whether you should integrate pre-existing virtual assistants (Cortana, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant) or build your own system from the ground up
  • Get to grips with how automakers can keep control inside the vehicle whilst integrating new streams of content to provide an optimum in-vehicle experience for consumers under your brand
2:00pm - 2:20pm 20 mins
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Keep Cool and Carry On

Temperature variations are the biggest challenges encountered when developing battery technology. What are the best ways minimize temperature variations

  • Prolong battery life managing battery life and reduce safety hazards (i.e. electrical fires) by balancing modules through stable temperatures
  • Minimize temperature variations in batteries to improve battery capacity and reduce surface heat across all modules
  • Employ battery cooling tech effectively to maximize charge volume and battery acceptance and get the most value out of the battery
2:20pm - 3:00pm 40 mins
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Charging into the Electric Future
  • Panelist Terry O'Day - Vice President, Product Strategy & Market Development, EVgo

While we’re breaking through the 200-mile battery barrier, range isn’t the only psychological issue stopping consumption. Accessibility of EV infrastructure may be a more vital apprehension.

  • The infrastructure funding dilemma: Debate whether the investment for infrastructure should be public, private or a mix of both through public-private partnership (P3s)?
  • Discuss the impact of clean low emission tech. on the grid from the surprise surges in supply from clean energy (i.e. solar, wind) to the drains from (fast) charging stations
  • Can consumers go green? Overcome public perception hurdles around charging and infrastructure by tackling the anxiety around charging station availability, charge time and utility cost
3:00pm - 4:00pm 60 mins
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Networking Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm 60 mins
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Innovation Sessions: Autonomous Start-Ups Deliver their Experiences

Here we gather 4 start-ups who are pushing the boundaries of the autonomous space. We go beyond the pitch to tackle the real life experiences and learnings from one of the most saturated scenes in the start-up space

5:00pm - 6:00pm 60 mins
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End of Conference