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Presenting Expert Intelligence into the Future of Automotive

June 17, 2021

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Welcome to Wards Intelligence Outlook

The 2021 Q2 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference will take place on Thursday, June 17,  and has been transitioned to a live virtual event for all subscribers and attendees. Both the webinars and presentation slides will be available on-demand following each quarterly event.

The Wards Intelligence Outlook Conferences are a quarterly series featuring insights and analysis covering topics that matter most to the future of your business. Our team of industry analysts research and present on hot topics, trend analysis of OEM strategies, new technologies, market outlooks and more.

2021 Q2 Speakers:

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Dave Zoia, Executive Director of Content, Wards Intelligence

Dave Zoia,
Senior Director, Content
Wards Intelligence

Dave is a veteran journalist and analyst with more than three decades’ experience covering the global auto industry. His work focuses on Autonomous Vehicles, Shared Mobility and Electrification, as well as the impacts of those industry megatrends in the automotive retail sector.
He has authored, contributed to and edited extensive reports on battery technology and the battery-electric vehicle market, autonomous vehicles, electric-vehicle charging, megatrends and the commercial-vehicle market and the transition to the digital economy and its effects on U.S. automobile dealers. Dave also has written extensively about technology advances in sensors (cameras, radar, lidar), new-vehicle architectures and controllers and software. He serves as a juror for the Wards 10 Best Engines, Wards 10 Best Interiors and Wards 10 Best UX awards.
In more than 30 years with Wards and the Informa Tech Automotive Group, Dave has held a number of top editorial positions, including Editor of Wards Automotive International, Wards Engine Update and Wards Automotive Reports. He currently oversees content for Wards Intelligence, WardsAuto and TU Automotive and various research projects.
Prior to joining Wards, Dave held reporting positions at a number of suburban-Detroit newspapers and Automotive News. A native Detroiter, he is a graduate of Wayne State University, with B.A. degrees in Journalism and English.
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Haig Stoddard,
Principal Forecaster, Forecast & Analytics 
Wards Intelligence

Haig has followed the auto industry for over three decades, starting as a reporter and editor for Ward’s Automotive Reports and transitioning to automotive market analyst. Most of his career has been spent at Wards, with stints along the way forecasting North American vehicle production at IHS, and as a vehicle market analyst at both Dana and General Motors.
Since returning to Wards, he has served as the company’s lead vehicle-market analyst, focusing on tying together demand, vehicle production and powertrain trends. He also has created and co-created several of the company’s current analytical outputs related to forecasts, plant capacities, product cycle plans, market segmentation and future vehicle propulsion reports.
Currently, he supports the Wards Intelligence database and produces regularly scheduled and custom subscription-based posts tied to North America production and sales analysis and forecasts, as well as general global market analysis. He also is working on projects to help expand the company’s coverage of future trends through creating vehicle-based forecasts related to factory-installed equipment, such as ADAS and mobility.
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Glenn Sanders
Principal Analyst, Autonomous Vehicles
Wards Intelligence

As a Principal Analyst, Glenn Sanders synthesizes information about automotive technologies, markets, and key players, including OEMs, suppliers, service providers, and platform providers. He brings more than 25 years of insight from his business and technology experience in Silicon Valley and Japan as a senior technologist and technology writer.
His first foray into technology writing was for Fujitsu in Tokyo Japan in 1996. He specializes in research related to the evolution of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and driver assistance technologies (ADAS). Prior to joining Informa, Sanders was a senior analyst for Intellectual Ventures, and for Ocean Tomo, where he led market analysis and technology valuation for investment funds worth over $20 million on a range of topics, including electric vehicles, power systems, microprocessors, near field communications, and semiconductors.
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Luca De Ambroggi
Chief Analyst, Technologies & E/E Architectures
Wards Intelligence

Luca De Ambroggi is a veteran in the electronics and automotive industry with more than two decades of experience in various domains spanning along the entire supply chain. 
His reporting and analysis focus on Electric and Electronic Architecture, Semiconductor Technology as well as on the impact that an expanded automotive ecosystem will have on future business models and profit pools. 
De Ambroggi is recognized worldwide as one of the industry’s leading experts in electronics and semiconductor components for the automotive market. 
Before joining Wards, Luca contributed to automotive electronics and semiconductor research at IHS Markitleading the research on advanced Infotainment and ADAS/autonomous-vehicle systems. 
He joined the Informa Tech Automotive Group with 16 years of semiconductor industry experience, including product and design management and technical marketing. Having served a broad range of functions throughout his tenure, he possesses deep technical knowledge as well as an ability to address strategic market and business scenarios. 
De Ambroggi began his career as a design engineer with STMicroelectronics and has held various technical and marketing positions within both STMicroelectronics and Infineon. He has received more than 20 patents while working in the semiconductor industry. 
A graduate with full marks from the University of Catania in Electro-Technic Engineering, he is fluent in Italian, English, and German. 
LMC Automotive

Jeff Schuster,
President, Global Forecasting,
LMC Automotive

Jeff Schuster is President, Americas Operation and Global Vehicle Forecasting, with responsibility for all operations in the Americas region, as well as oversight of global Light Vehicle forecasting activity.  He is a member of the LMC Automotive board of directors, and has been with the firm since 2011. Jeff has been tracking developments in the global automotive industry for more than twenty years and is one of the firm’s primary automotive experts.
Prior to joining the firm, he led the automotive forecast division of J.D. Power and Associates and has experience in financial analysis and cash management in the automotive supply base. Jeff is a board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts and a member of the Automotive Press Association. He holds a Master of Science degree in finance from Walsh College.

2021 Q2 Agenda:

WEBINAR 1: 10:00-11:30 am ET

Global Light-Vehicle Long-Term Outlook

Jeff Schuster of LMC Automotive will take a look at the impact of the pandemic, chip shortage, shift to electrification and other key factors on the global light-vehicle sales outlook near-term and through the end of the decade.

Wards Intelligence Analyst Roundtable

Wards Intelligence analysts will discuss the prospects for fuel cells, whether autonomous vehicles have stalled out, pros and cons of the Biden environmental agenda and more. Session moderated by Dave Zoia, Senior Director, Content, Wards Intelligence.

WEBINAR 2: 2:00-3:30 pm ET

Where We’re Headed With Autonomous Vehicles and What It Will Take to Get There

Glenn Sanders, Principal Analyst-Autonomous Vehicles, will cut through the hype on where the industry stands with autonomous-vehicle development and the likely path ahead for commercialization, and Luca DeAmbroggi, Chief Analyst-Technologies and E/E Architectures, will discuss the transformation to the Software Defined Vehicle that’s required to make it all happen.

Wards Intelligence Barometer

Principal Forecaster, Haig Stoddard will share Wards Intelligence and LMC North American sales and production data and forecasts for the second-half of 2021.



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      • A Schulman
      • AAM
      • Achates Power, Inc.
      • Acument Global Technologies
      • AGC Automotive Americas
      • AK Steel
      • Analog Devices Inc.
      • Associated Spring
      • BANDO USA Inc.
      • BASF
      • Baum and Associates
      • BorgWarner
      • Bridgestone APM
      • Canadian National Railroad
      • Center for Automotive Research
      • Clarion
      • Continental Automotive
      • CpK
      • Delphi
      • DENSO International America, Inc.
      • Dow Automotive
      • DTE Energy
      • Durez Corp
      •  Eagle Ottawa
      • Eaton
      • ESG Automotive
      • Export Development Canada
      • Faurecia
      • FBR Capital Markets
      • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
      • Federal-Mogul
      • Fiat Chrysler
      • Ford Motor Co.
      • Fuji Heavy Industries USA, Inc. (Subaru)
      • Fujikura Automotive America
      • Fujitsu Ten Corp of America
      • General Motors
      • GKN Driveline
      • Granges Americas
      • HELLA
      • Henkel
      • Honda
      • Hyundai
      • IEEE
      •  Intertek
      • Johnson Controls Inc
      • Keystone Powdered Metal
      • KOTRA
      • Lacks Enterprises
      • Lubrizol Corporation
      • Mahle
      • Maxion Wheels
      • Methode Electronics
      • Miba Sinter USA, LLC
      • Mills Sales Company
      • Morgan Samuels
      • Movimento
      • Nemak
      • NERA Economic Consulting
      • Nissan
      • NOVO Motor Acoustic Systems
      • NSK Steering Systems America
      • Nylok, LLC
      • Obara USA
      • Panasonic Automotive
      • PGK Engineering
      • Pioneer Automotive Technologies, Inc.
      •  RLE International
      • Robert Bosch LLC
      • Royal Technologies Corp
      • SCHRAMM Coatings GmbH
      • Shaeffler Group
      • SKF
      • SRG Global
      • SSAB
      • SSAG
      • Stant Corporation
      • Steel Dynamics
      • Steel Market Development Institute
      • Stout Risius Ross
      • Sundberg-Ferar
      • TE
      • Tennessee Valley Authority
      • The Electromac Group Inc.
      • ThyssenKrupp Automotive Sales and Technical Center
      • Toyota
      • United States Steel Corporation
      • VM MOTORI
      • ZF North America, Inc.
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