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August 20 - 22, 2018
The Sheraton Detroit Novi

Main Conference Day One: Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

7:45 am - 8:25 am REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Grab a bite to eat and start the networking early!

8:25 am - 8:30 am CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:30 am - 9:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: MICHIGAN’S LEADERSHIP IN FUTURE MOBILITY

Kirk Steudle - Director Michigan Department of Transportation
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Kirk Steudle

Director
Michigan Department of Transportation

9:00 am - 9:30 am Simulating the Driving Experience

Mr Danny Shapiro - Senior Director of Automotive NVIDIA
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Mr Danny Shapiro

Senior Director of Automotive
NVIDIA

9:30 am - 10:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: ACCELERATING VENTURE FUNDING: RAISING CAPITAL FOR THE NEW AGE

Amy Gu - Managing Director Hemi Ventures
Chris Thomas - Founder and Partner Fontinalis Partners
Zach Barasz - Partner BMW iVentures
  • What are investors in Detroit, Silicon Valley and other innovation hubs looking for?
  • How do incubators prepare startups for doing business with OEMs?
  • What are the biggest mistakes startups in the autonomous vehicle space are making?
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Amy Gu

Managing Director
Hemi Ventures

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Chris Thomas

Founder and Partner
Fontinalis Partners

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Zach Barasz

Partner
BMW iVentures

10:00 am - 10:30 am “Can Cars Protect Themselves Against Cyber Attacks?”

Ami Dotan - CEO Karamba Security

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Ami Dotan

CEO
Karamba Security

10:30 am - 11:30 am TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE & NETWORKING BREAK

Participate in our Technology Showcase to learn and experience first hand the latest innovative and transformative technologies in autonomy

JOIN OUR EXPERT SPEAKERS IN OUR TWO DIFFERENT TRACKS. Pick Which Session Speaks To You!


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Raphael Zammit

Chair & Associate Professor, MFA Transportation Design Department
College for Creative Studies, University of Michigan

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Mapping In Real-Time
Tory Smith - Head of AV Strategy Mapbox

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Tory Smith

Head of AV Strategy
Mapbox

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

11:30 am - 12:15 pm GETTING SENSORS RIGHT
Aaron Jefferson - VP of Product Planning ZF
  • What are the critical components for self-driving systems? Do you replicate the human eye or use multiple sensing modalities?
  • Do you need lidar or will cameras and radar suffice?
  • What kind of partnerships are most effective?
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Aaron Jefferson

VP of Product Planning
ZF

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Holistic Thermal Management for Autonomous Vehicles
Sukhvinder Kang - CTO, Aavid Thermal Division Boyd Corporation

Sukhvinder Kang

CTO, Aavid Thermal Division
Boyd Corporation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm LUNCH

All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a much-needed lunch break! Join us for a delicious lunch and make new friends at your table

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Fear of the Self-Driving Robots: Why Consumer Acceptance of Autonomous Technology is Far Off
Tamara Warren - Contributor The Verge

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Tamara Warren

Contributor
The Verge

  • What role will wireless carriers play in lowering the cost of data collection and transmission?
  • What solutions are available for storing the data?
  • How can you plan for the arrival of 5G?
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Roger Lanctot

Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Global Automotive Practice
Strategy Analytics

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm PRESENTATION: ACCELERATING MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT VIA PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Kathryn Snorrason - Planet M Manager Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Will Foss - U.S. Business Lead DERQ
  • How is the state of Michigan partnering with private industry to pilot AV technology?
  • What have the stakeholders learned about autonomous vehicles and human behavior?
  • How is the state of Michigan supporting and incubating transportation startups?
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Kathryn Snorrason

Planet M Manager
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Will Foss

U.S. Business Lead
DERQ

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Focused On Autonomous Car System Architecture? Don’t Forget Application Code Matters!
Celeste Breyer - Field Application Engineer LDRA
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Celeste Breyer

Field Application Engineer
LDRA

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

  • How can the trucking, agriculture, and construction industries commercialize the latest advances in autonomous technology?
  • What measures are these industries taking to retain and recruit a workforce during the transition?
  • How can trucking, agriculture, and construction work with each other and OEMs?
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Jerry Hirsch

Editor
Trucks.com

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Denny Mooney

SVP, Global Product Developmen
Navistar

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Aaron Jefferson

VP of Product Planning
ZF

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Mike Roeth

Executive Director
North American Council for Freight Efficiency

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Jason Roycht

VP & Regional Business Leader for Commercial and Off-Road Vehicles,
Bosch

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

Participate in small group discussions on some of the most critical facets of autonomy

Matthew Preyss

Product Marketing Manager
HERE

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm RETAIL MODELS

Tarun Kajeepeta - Founder Condor Detroit
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Tarun Kajeepeta

Founder
Condor Detroit

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Frans de Rooij

Director Business Development in the Autonomous Driving Product Unit
TomTom

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Automotive Culture And Systems For Autonomous Car Market

Greg Gruska - ISO 26262 Champion Omnex

Greg Gruska

ISO 26262 Champion
Omnex

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm IOT/OBOTS For Design Development

Greg Gruska - ISO 26262 Champion Omnex

Greg Gruska

ISO 26262 Champion
Omnex

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Tammy Snow

Director of Interior Systems and Technology,
Continental

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Jason Roycht

VP & Regional Business Leader for Commercial and Off-Road Vehicles,
Bosch

5:45 pm - 5:45 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION & END OF SUMMIT DAY 1

Join us for cocktails and canapes straight as you relax and unwind in great company.