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August 20 - 22, 2018
The Sheraton Detroit Novi

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

7:00 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: MAPPING THE ROADS

Jens Nitzschke - Director of Map Infrastructure Zenuity US
  • What kind of maps will autonomous vehicles need, and how do we create them?
  • How can OEMs outsource mapping in international markets?
  • What is the most effective way to collect and process mapping data?

Jens Nitzschke

Director of Map Infrastructure
Zenuity US

9:00 am - 9:30 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

9:30 am - 10:00 am 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

10:00 am - 10:45 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
  • 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

Chris Thomas

Founder and Partner
Fontinalis Partners

10:45 am - 11:45 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!

  • What are the latest concepts OEMS and suppliers are exploring?
  • Where are the best places to pilot the rollout, and how do you work with municipalities to achieve it?
  • Who owns the cars and liability when partnering?
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Raphael Zammit

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

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm SHIFTING THE RETAIL PARADIGM
Melody Lee - Global Director BOOK by Cadillac
  • How do you train dealers to sell semi-autonomous systems?
  • How do you prepare consumers for full autonomy?
  • How are subscription models facilitating this shift?

Melody Lee

Global Director
BOOK by Cadillac

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

11:45 am - 12:30 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?

Aaron Jefferson

VP of Product Planning
ZF

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm MAPPING IN REAL-TIME
Tory Smith - Head of AV Strategy Mapbox
  • How and why will maps become increasingly detailed over the next five years?
  • How does a vehicle’s sensor system influence the type of map it will need?
  • How can the latest technology reduce costs and complexity?

Tory Smith

Head of AV Strategy
Mapbox

1:15 pm - 2:15 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
  • 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

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm TELEMATICS: THE DEBATE OVER DATA
  • Who owns the data collected from consumers? How do you monetize it?
  • How should owners and stakeholders use it?
  • What are reasonable expectations for privacy in the new age? What can OEMs and systems providers do to prevent identity theft?

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm PRESENTATION: ACCELERATING MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT VIA PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Kathryn Snorrason - Planet M Manager Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • 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

3:45 pm - 4:15 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

Denny Mooney

SVP, Global Product Developmen
Navistar

Aaron Jefferson

VP of Product Planning
ZF

Mike Roeth

Executive Director
North American Council for Freight Efficiency

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

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm USER EXPERIENCE

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm SENSORS

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm MOBILITY-AS-A-SERVICE

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm MACHINE LEARNING

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm CELLULAR NETWORKS

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.