• Friday, September 14, 2018
    8:30 AM 
    Breakfast, Networking and Demos
    Register online to reserve yours. Tables are $50 for members or $500 for nonmembers and pre-revenue startups may qualify for a 50% discount by contacting the Council.
    9:00 AM 
    Opening Remarks
    Ritesh Tyagi
    Head of Silicon Valley Automotive Innovation Center, Infineon
    9:05 AM 
    Market Overview by FEV
    Harsha Nanjundaswamy, E-Mobility Director at FEV

    The transportation industry is undergoing an overhaul in respect to choosing the most promising propulsion systems. In this quest, the electrified powertrain is showing a very promising future in meeting near and long term emissions, fuel economy and performance demands. In this presentation, the authors will provide an insight into ongoing trends in electrified mobility including a deep dive assessment of opportunities and challenges that are ahead of the industry. The presentation will also provide an insight into how the design, controls, calibration, regulations, and infrastructure play a key role in improving the electrified powertrain acceptance among consumers.
    9:25 AM 
    Powertrain Design for eMobility
    Dr. Joerg Schepers, Senior Director, Automotive Microcontroller Powertrain at Infineon Technologies AG

    Once considered to be mature and stable, powertrain design has become dynamic. As automotive electronics suppliers react quickly to new market needs, this dynamism challenges the core principles of Quality, Safety and Security. This presentation looks at the role of semiconductors in developing automotive platforms that can adapt quickly to the changing needs of Tier 1s and OEMs, and support innovation in a sustainable manner without compromising on these core principles.
    9:45 AM 
    EVs are Better than ICEs. No, They're Not.
    Are we still having this debate? As governments move their support to EV transportation, many carmakers, supply chain vendors, and consumers are fast followers, but not all. Our panelist will discuss the trends pushing electrification and what the long term prognosis is for internal combustion engines.

    • Cassie Bowe, Associate VP at Energy Impact Partners
    • Puneet Sinha, Automotive Manager, Mechanical Analysis Division at Mentor
    • Walter Sullivan, Head of Innovation at Elektrobit
    10:30 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.
    11:00 AM 
    Product Review
    Later stage companies present their cutting edge mobility products, services and solutions. These demo slots are 5-minutes and used to update us on their products

    • Jennifer Grenz, VP Marketing at MothersonOssia
    • Randy Hierbaum, VP US Sales, Electronics at Optimal+
    11:15 AM 
    Rapid-Fire Demo Presentations / Fastpitch
    Young companies interested in presenting their cutting edge mobility products, 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.

    Submit a speaker application online here.

    Startup categories:
    • Steven Chung , Founder & CEO at Rejoule Energy
    • Steve Reuter, CEO at Jennova
    • David Fresneau, VP Sales & Marketing at Silicon Mobility
    • Marcus Hays, CEO & CoFounder at Orbis Wheels
    • Ashley Cashion, VP USA at what3words
    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.
    12:30 PM