Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Plug and Play Tech Ctr. | Sunnyvale, CA






Talent Fair

Wards Intelligence Smart Mobility Summit Agenda

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Media Preview (Invite only)

2:45 pm

General Admission Opens

3:00 – 3:05 pm

Opening Remarks
Allen Shi, Director, Corporate Partnerships, IoT/Mobility, Plug and Play and Doug Newcomb, Senior Industry Analyst, Mobility, Wards Intelligence

3:05 – 3:45 pm

Dialing for Dollars via Dashboard Data and Connectivity
More OEMs and Tier-1s are enabling dashboard-based ecommerce allowing drivers to order everything from fast food to online products delivered to the car. Industry experts discuss the technology and trends powering in-car purchasing and whether it will allow the auto industry to cash in on car connectivity and the impending “passenger economy.”

  • Doug Newcomb, Senior Industry Analyst, Mobility, Wards Intelligence (Moderator)
  • Gahl Berkooz, Vice President of Data Science and Data Monetization, ZF Friedrichshafen
  • Mitch Dornich, Vice President, SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services
  • Scott Mackay, Vice President, Digital Commerce Solutions, Fiserv
  • Ted Cardenas, Vice President of Marketing, Car Electronics Division, Pioneer Electronics

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Special Presentation
Ted Cardenas – Vice President of Marketing, Car Electronics Division, Pioneer Electronics

4:00 – 4:40 pm

Will EVs Lead the Charge in Smart Mobility?
OEMs and others are betting big on electric vehicles, while autonomy and EVs are a natural and acknowledged combination for future fleets of robo-taxis. But with sluggish consumer acceptance, lagging charging infrastructure and an unfavorable regulatory environment in the US, at what point will the potential of EVs to power cleaner and greener smart mobility materialize?

  • Charlie Vogelheim, President, Western Automotive Journalists (Moderator)
  • Diptii Tiiku, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, Ridecell
  • Jose Guerrero, Managing Director, Byton North America
  • Adam Jansen, Innovation Manager, Mobility, Plug and Play

4:40 – 5:00 pm

Networking Break

5:00 – 5:40 pm

IoT, 5G and AI – A Smart Mobility Tech Trifecta
Getting to a future of seamless smart mobility will take cooperation among many different stakeholders – and a combination of these three emerging technologies. How is the mobility industry preparing for the tech revolution that will be ushered in by IoT, 5G and AI and how will these technologies work in concert?

  • Tim Higgins, Tech & Autos Reporter, Wall Street Journal (Moderator)
  • Jan-Philipp Gehrmann, Senior Director, Head of Automotive Sales & Marketing Silicon Valley, NXP Semiconductors
  • Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO, Aeris
  • Sara Carlson, Partner, Industrial Sector Connected Car GTM, IBM

5:40 – 5:50 pm

Special Presentation – Navigating New Mobility
Doug Newcomb – Senior Industry Analyst, Mobility, Wards Intelligence

5:50 – 6:40 pm

How AVs will Power Through the Trough of Disillusionment
Breakthrough technologies from the automobile to the Internet typically reach a point at which the media, the market, politicians and the public doubt their earlier promise – before they drastically transform business and society. Autonomous vehicle technology is at this critical juncture and requires educating a skeptical public, ensuring safety, establishing policy support and creating practical business models to overcome this perennial obstacle.

  • Brad Berman, New York Times (Moderator)
  • Niall Berkery, SVP North America, Aimotive
  • Alex Schaab, Vice President Autonomous Driving, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America
  • Adam Emfield, Head of UX and Cerence DRIVE Labs
  • Mary Moore, Strategic Marketing Director at SAE International
  • Bart Nabbe, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Development, Aurora Innovation

6:40 – 6:45 pm

Closing Remarks
John Sousanis – Global Managing Director, Informa Tech | Automotive

6:45 – 7:30 pm

Closing Reception

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