Main Summit Day Two: Wednesday, 28 February 2018

7:30 AM - 8:25 AM REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

8:25 AM - 8:30 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARK

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM OPENING KEYNOTE: WE’RE HERE, NOW WHAT?: SELLING THE PUBLIC ON SELF-DRIVING

Johan de Nysschen, President, Cadillac, General Motors
  • Get insight into overcoming public resistance and negative perception
  • Marketing autonomous vehicles and framing the message to the public
  • Increase familiarity and comfort levels by exposing consumers to increasing levels of autonomous

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Johan de Nysschen

President, Cadillac
General Motors

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: DEEP LEARNING: SHOULD ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BE EMULATING HUMANS?

Tim Wong, Director of Technical Program Management for Autonomous Vehicles, NVIDIA
  • How artificial intelligence should be programmed
  • Is it sucient to employ end-to-end learning using cameras that watch people drive and then put it through the deep neural net, or are AI systems are fatally flawed because human behavior causes accidents
  • Should OEMs be focusing on an integrated approach?
  • Expert systems as well as cameras, an algorithm that you combine

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Tim Wong

Director of Technical Program Management for Autonomous Vehicles
NVIDIA

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM OPENING KEYNOTE: THE NEW PARTNERSHIPS: NAVIGATING FROM COMPETITION TO COLLABORATION

Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner, Fontinalis Partners
  • Taking advantage of Silicon Valley’s competitive edge in programming and high-tech
  • Forming an effective partnership with new and established tech companies
  • Get insight into how to gain ultimate control over the product

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Chris Thomas

Founder and Partner
Fontinalis Partners

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

TRACKS

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM SHOULDERING THE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

  • Overcoming the escalating costs of autonomous vehicle components to maximize vehicle margins
  • Funding required to invest in autonomous vehicle technology, logistics, and content and role out offerings to the market
  • With few parts required for autonomous vehicle production what impact with that have on the current supply chain and manufacturing plant sizes

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM THE CONTENT REVOLUTION: COMING TO A CAR NEAR YOU

  • Maximizing the revenue opportunity for in-vehicle content and determining who will control tit and how you can benefit
  • What are the necessary technical advancements required to link passenger data, preferred content and UX
  • What models will OEMS needs to follow to become content providers
  • Determining how Hollywood and the entertainment industry is preparing for the autonomous vehicle revolution

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM TECH-CELERATOR! START-UP COMMUNITY & PITCH COMPETITION IN COLLABORATION

  • 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

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM SOFTWARE SECURITY, VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION: PROTECTING THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Sandeep Sovani, Director of Global Automotive Industry, ANSYS
  • Lessons learned from the embedded industry to protect from cyber attacks
  • Importance of software quality to reduce autonomous software security breaches
  • Verifying code through automated tools
  • Overcoming challenges faced securing code while meeting budget and timing restrictions

Sandeep Sovani

Director of Global Automotive Industry
ANSYS

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM TRUCK FLEET NEEDS: WHAT DO COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS WANT?

Josh Switkes, Founder & CEO, Peloton Technology
  • How will fleet companies buy and implement autonomous vehicles
  • What solutions are being considered and how will they streamline previous fleets during the transition
  • Hear about they’re major concerns and how you can address them

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Josh Switkes

Founder & CEO
Peloton Technology

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM FIRESIDE CHAT: VOLVO DRIVEME IN GOTHENBURG: A CASE STUDY IN TAKING OVER A TOWN

  • Update on the DriveMe program and what Volvo has learned about safety, autonomous technology, user behavior, and working with a municipality on an unprecedented scale
  • How Volvo recruited users and what regulatory challenges and liability issues they faced
  • What Volvo hopes to learn from the project and what its next steps will be

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM THE NEW MOBILITY: THE DISRUPTIVE AUTONOMOUS SERVICES THAT ARE CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE

  • Delivering outstanding mobility services in an increasingly crowded market
  • Overcoming the challenges faced by a flooded start up market
  • Determining the right start up initiative to place your investment
  • How start ups are disrupting and defining an industry for year’s to come

5:30 PM - 5:30 PM END OF MAIN SUMMIT DAY TWO