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August 20 - 22, 2018
The Sheraton Detroit Novi

Main Conference Day Two: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

7:00 am - 8:25 am REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:30 am - 9:15 am FIRESIDE CHAT: BUILDING THE CITY OF THE FUTURE

William Riggs - Assistant Professor University of San Francisco
  • How will the rollout of autonomous cars affect urban land use and development?
  • In what ways will automation affect our way of life and how we view ourselves?
  • What must we do to ensure a positive impact for our health, society, and overall quality of life?

William Riggs

Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco

9:15 am - 10:00 am FIRESIDE CHAT: AUTONOMOUS FLEETS: HOW TO MOVE PEOPLE AND DELIVER SERVICES

  • What makes a successful partnership between an OEM and a mobile app-based delivery service?
  • What are stakeholders learning from these experiments, and how are consumers responding?
  • How can the private sector partner successfully with cities and municipalities?

10:45 am - 11:15 am NETWORKING BREAK

Take a few minutes to recharge yourself before we jump into the next set of information packed sessions!

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

11:15 am - 12:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: DELIVERING CONTENT IN THE NEW AGE
Nick Sampson - VP of Research & Development Faraday Future
  • What kind of content will users demand in autonomous vehicles?
  • How will users consumer content differently in shared and private autonomous cars?
  • How can marketers and advertisers take advantage of emerging opportunities?
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Nick Sampson

VP of Research & Development
Faraday Future

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EVOLVING CONSUMER ATTITUDES ON AUTONOMY
Ed Kim - Vice President of Industry Analysis AutoPacific
  • How accepting are consumers of autonomous drive technology?
  • Are consumers ready for the fundamental shifts in the vehicle ownership model that will come with autonomy?
  • Who are the consumers ready for autonomy, and what will convince those who aren’t?

Ed Kim

Vice President of Industry Analysis
AutoPacific

TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

11:15 am - 12:00 pm TECH-CELERATOR START-UP COMMUNITY & PITCH COMPETITION
  • Discover new companies popping up with expertise in computer vision, robotics, intelligence systems, AI, etc.
  • Importance of Investments in research and innovation clusters as well as testing sites
  • Partnering opportunities for the world’s leading AV Startups
  • Scope out new competitors and potential collaborators entering the race towards autonomy. Acquire the intelligence you need to stay ahead!

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm LUNCH

Lunch and learn with the biggest and brightest minds in your community

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm CRITICAL ISSUES IN CYBER SECURITY

  • Which emerging threats to cyber security have OEMs and research institutions identified?
  • What kind of safeguards are being developed to counter threats from different types of hackers?
  • How will infrastructure, from financial networks to the electricity grid, be protected?

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm ADVANCES IN AVIATION – WHAT THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY CAN LEARN FROM AEROSPACE

  • Which suppliers are developing the best AI technology for aerospace, and what kind of startups are aviation companies acquiring
  • How do the latest findings apply to commercial airlines, on-demand helicopter services, and delivery drones?
  • How is the aerospace industry approaching regulations, legislation, and liability?

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Take this last opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues from across the industry to make sure you bring back as many new connections as possible!

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm AUTONOMOUS ARCHITECTURES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF COMBAT VEHICLES

Dr. Robert Sadowski - Chief Roboticist TARDEC U.S. Army
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Dr. Robert Sadowski

Chief Roboticist
TARDEC U.S. Army

  • How did the City of Boston partner with private industry to pilot an urban AV program?
  • What have the stakeholders learned about autonomous vehicles and human behavior?
  • Where will the Boston 2030 Project go from here?
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Brian Collie

Partner And Managing Director, North America Automotive Sector Lead,
Boston Consulting Group

5:15 pm - 5:15 pm END OF SUMMIT DAY 2 – SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!