February 26 - 28, 2020 | SILICON VALLEY, CA

Main Conference Day 1 - Thursday February 27th, 2020

End of Main Conference Day 1

6:00 am - 6:30 am FIRST MILE RUN

Let’s meet up for a run and get primed for a great day of learning!

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & WOMEN IN AV BREAKFAST

Ahead of Women’s History Month, we at AutomotiveIQ wanted to recognize the extraordinary achievements from women in the automotive community.
Join us as we recognize milestones and achievements from women that have been driving the industry forward.
Nominate a leader, mentor, or friend that is leading the charge, so we can recognize their contributions to the industry. #AVWOMEN

9:00 am - 9:45 am KEYNOTE: DEVELOPING CUSTOMIZED AGILE FRAMEWORKS TO LEVERAGE THE BEST ASPECTS OF MULTIPLE METHODS

Noah Kindler - VP of IOV, Canoo
  • Understanding the advantages of, KanBan, Scrum and XP
  • Analyzing your own organization and finding the best benefits for you
  • Cultivating a model that will build agility into your organization
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Noah Kindler

VP of IOV
Canoo

9:45 am - 10:15 am UNDERSTANDING AND LEVERAGING AUTOMOTIVE SPECIFIC AGILE METHODOLOGIES TO BUILD LEAN TEAMS

Paul Liu - Senior Manager, Functional Safety, NVIDIA
·         Enabling coaches and masters to transition between different industries
·         Utilizing the lessons learned in other industries to bring new perspectives to the manufacturing world
·         Noting the manufacturing specific challenges in the automotive industry
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Paul Liu

Senior Manager, Functional Safety
NVIDIA

10:15 am - 11:00 am MORNING NETWORKING AND SPEED DATING IN OUR DISCOVERY ZONE

See the cutting edge in agile tools and applications for yourself. Visit our discovery zone for demos, prototypes of the vehicles of tomorrow, and ride-and-drives testing.
Attendees will have the opportunity to join us in a speed dating challenge as we listen in at 5 minute elevator pitches from industry leaders, challenge their expertise and
learn about fast and flexible vehicle development. Hold your pre-scheduled meetings and network with colleagues during our speed dating!

11:00 am - 11:30 am STARTING THE AGILE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

David Northcutt - Coach, and Team Science Researcher, Toyota Connected
  • Understanding the differences between Agile Frameworks and Scrum
  • Identifying and implementing the best framework for your team and organization
  • Learn about the complexities and overcoming the complexities of merging frameworks.
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David Northcutt

Coach, and Team Science Researcher
Toyota Connected

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Lilia Eller

Agile Project Manager
Lippert

-Developing smart goals and plans
-Understanding end goals while remaining agile
-Generating buy in across teams functions and levels
-Understanding the role of happiness in teams 
-Developing smart KPIs in agile frameworks
-Understanding why documentation is critical even in an Agile framework

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

Get to know your peers and discuss what you have learned in the first day. Enjoy networking with the attendees of our Autonomous Vehicles Silicon Valley Conference.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm HOW TO DEVELOP SMART KPI’S AND DEADLINES FOR AGILE TEAMS AND KEEP PROJECTS ON TRACK

Scott Snyder - Software Update Strategy Manager, John Deere
·         Understanding the various options for KPI developments under agile development
·         Understanding how analytics can be harnessed to enable agile teams
  • Seeing how automation and web tools can help in the generation of KPIs 
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Scott Snyder

Software Update Strategy Manager
John Deere

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm FAILURE AS A GOAL: CREATING A SAFE SPACE AND REMOVING SILOS

Sean Winn - Senior DevOps Engineer, Nio
·         Building safe spaces for engineers to fail and learn
·         Leveraging lessons learned to create organizational efficiency
·         Using reporting methods to log failures incurred. 
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Sean Winn

Senior DevOps Engineer
Nio

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Challenging the belief that… Research + Highly Specialised Teams + Vehicles/Hardware != Agile

Morgan Berthold - Program Manager, TRI
·         Researchers sometimes spend years solving the world’s most complex problems. How can the research be supported, while enabling cross functional development efforts?
·         Highly specialized individuals are in a similar situation, do you really want them to slow down to learn other areas of the system that could take years to grok?
·         Layer in vehicles and hardware with long lead times to the points above, and you have yourself some really interesting problems to solve with an Agile mindset!
·         During this session we’ll be discussing how to transform vertical/siloed organizations through managing the overall program to leverage the benefits of the Agile and Scrum

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Morgan Berthold

Program Manager
TRI

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CHARGING BREAK & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Let’s Play Jenga and Get to Know Each Other Better

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm KEEPING AN AGILE FLOW WHEN COMMUNICATING ACROSS GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE TEAMS

Nathan Whitehead - Agile Transformation Product Manager, Ford Motor
·         Understanding how web tools can be used to  and bring communication as close to face to face as possible
·         Harnessing the best communications tools for all situations
Cultivating strategies to allow for the editing and saving of code
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Nathan Whitehead

Agile Transformation Product Manager
Ford Motor

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm PANEL: AGILE FRAMEWORK SHOWDOWN-DISCUSSING THE VARYING PROS AND CONS OF DIFFERENT FRAMEWORK DESIGNS

·         Understand the differences in early development of Scrum, KanBan or XP
·         Understanding the transition from existing strategies
Looking at how agile coaches choose their framework

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

Join us in celebrating the successes of the mobility industry as we recognize the accomplishments in building towards a better, more flexible tomorrow! As an attendee, you
have the opportunity to nominate an individual or company that is leading the industry forward in agile development. We will recognize Social Impact Projects, Women in Agile
and Inspirational Leaders bringing the industry forward. Vote for the nominees pre-event by visiting us here. During the reception we will highlight the award recipients and
the amazing work they are doing