Mapping & Navigation


  • Friday, June 9, 2017
    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.
    8:55 AM 
    Opening Remarks
    Ganesh Guruswamy, Senior Vice President, Engineering at Western Digital
    9:00 AM 
    Market Update
    Mapbox opens today's meeting with some data and background that give participants an understanding of how far this segment has come and where it is going over the next few years.

    Eric Gundersen, CEO at Mapbox
    9:20 AM 
    Fireside Chat
    In an interview-style discussion with today's attendees, Telenav and TomTom will talk about the benefits of higher definition maps and ways of getting and leveraging map data.

    • Moderator: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner at The Kerton Group
    • Arnold Meijer, Strategic Marketing Manager, TomTom Maps
    • Hossam Bahlool, VP of Product Management and Marketing at TeleNav
    9:40 AM 
    Sensors vs. HD Maps: Getting to Autonomony
    Any kind of self-driving car will need to be able to exist in the current transition period, when both self-driving and human-driven cars populate the roads, and when infrastructure is designed for human drivers. Over the past 5 years, there have been two distinct camps on the best route to take to arrive at autonomous vehicles - Mappers and Sensors.

    • Andy Parsons, CEO at Increment P North America
    • Colm Lysaght, Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Western Digital
    • Kevin Tsurutome, Vice President, Strategic Business Development at Comtech Telecommunications
    • Jeff Wuendry, Marketing Manager at Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.
    • Inrix invited
    10:20 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.
    10:50 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.

    Submit a speaker application online here.

    • Billy Lo, Co-founder and CEO at Katla Labs
    • Vincent Nicosia, CEO at MagicGPS LLC
    • Christian Kotscher, CEO/Founder at MetroTech Net
    • Thomas Standley, Business Development at DoubleMap
    • Wei Luo, COO & Head of Product at DeepMap
    • Jim Schoenduve, Director, Product Development at RFNav, Inc
    • Sravan Puttagunta, CEO at Civil Maps
    • Vladislav Voroninski, CEO at
    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 
    12:30 PM 
    Debrief of TU-Automotive (Members only)
    Autotech Council will debrief the 2017 TU-Automotive among members. These debrief sessions mix news with opinions for those members who did not participate at either show and we encourage our participants to actively contribute their insights to each highlighted topic.
    1:30 PM 
    Close (Debrief)