Connected Car


  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
    8:30 AM 
    Breakfast, Networking and Demos
    Speak with the executives shaping the future of cars by getting your technology into their hands during the networking breaks. Show-and-tell tables are available in registration.
    9:00 AM 
    Opening Remarks
    9:10 AM 
    Analyst Overview
    Kartik Gada, Executive Director at Woodside Capital

    As Artificial Intelligence infuses into a wider range of devices, and as the technological component of automobiles becomes an ever-larger share of the total vehicle, the speed at which AI will begin to optimize the driving experience and the precision of self-driving cars is rapid. A wide range of startup companies have converged on this space. The presentation will give an overview of the different types of approaches that AI will take to bring a new era of technological disruption to the driving experience.
    9:30 AM 
    Fireside Chat
    Our fireside chat gives the carmakers the chance to share a quick discussion on their thoughts and needs for connected cars, with ample consideration of their customers' safety and satisfaction.

    • Moderator: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner at The Kerton Group
    • John Kenney, Principal Researcher at Toyota
    • Takafumi Ueno, Sr. Manager, Vehicle IT at Nissan
    10:00 AM 
    Networking Break
    Flip over your agenda to the attendee list and put some faces to those names as we give everyone 30 minutes to connect with each other. As always, we are happy to help you find the person you want to meet.
    10:30 AM 
    Panel: The Changing Supply Chain
    The traditional automotive supply chain has to change to accommodate startups and vendors from industries that were previously disconnected from automotive. In the near future, we assume all new cars will be connected and provide services like:
    • OTA updates
    • Safety, Emergency, and E911 location
    • User apps and services
    • Infotainment
    • Fleet learning and analytics

    Because of these very new functions, there is a convergence between telecoms and automakers, and a disruption in conventional automotive supply chain. Will the newer functions be provided by legacy vendors, by a new group of vendors, by startups, or by some mix of the above? Cars will be safer and better, but thanks to whom? This panel will talk through the issues and identify some success stories of new technologies making their way into the connected car.

    • Balaji Ayyaswamy, LBS Wireless Product Leader at Rohde & Schwarz
    • Walter Sullivan, Head of Innovation Lab, Silicon Valley at Elektrobit
    • Matthew Eichenberger, Sr Director, Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies
    • Michael Hall, CTO at Magneti Marelli
    11:10 AM 
    Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations / Fastpitch
    Young companies interested in presenting their automotive technology innovations, services and solutions are welcome to register to be a rapid-fire presenter. These demo slots are 5-minutes and used to introduce new companies and their products, in the hopes of creating interest and follow-up from the Silicon Valley telecom and automotive community including the carriers, the manufacturers, and the investors who follow innovation in this segment.

    • Rui Costa, Managing Director (USA) at Veniam
    • Padma Subramanian, VP of Products at Caruma Technologies, Inc
    • Michael Martin, CEO & Co-Founder at RapidSOS
    • Deepti Tiku, Director of Marketing at RideCell
    • Richard Baverstock, CEO at Mogol, Inc.
    • Jason Wiener, CEO at HyperdriveMe, Inc
    • Shrinath Acharya, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Excelfore Corporation
    • Peter Tenereillo, CEO at PathSense
    • Marek Polcak, CEO and Founder at VRgineers
    • Izzo Wane, Co-Founder, President and CTO at Simless. Inc.
    12:00 PM 
    Please close this meeting by connecting with the companies and people who presented their new ideas and products during the rapid fire pitches.
    1:00 PM