May 15 - 17, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi, Livonia, MI

Main Conference Day 2 - May 17, 2019

Start of Main Conference Day 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast

While registering for the Main Summit Day 2, enjoy your morning cup of coffee, and lively peer-to-peer conversation

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson's Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:15 am - 10:00 am Preparing the Automotive Workforce to Use Agile

Jan Larsson - Head of Agile Enterprise Transformation, Aptiv
• Preparing working managers to coach instead of direct
• Retraining line managers
• Making the stakeholders part of the learning and practice

Jan Larsson

Head of Agile Enterprise Transformation

10:00 am - 10:45 am Leading Culture Change: Helping Automotive Leadership to Understand and Implement Agile Methods

Evangeline Bletsis - SW Manager and SW Agile Transformation Lead, Delphi Technologies
• Knowing where to concentrate your efforts
• Focus on the weakest or most easy to transform functions first
• Gradually broadening change efforts wherever adoption will most enhance competitiveness

Evangeline Bletsis

SW Manager and SW Agile Transformation Lead
Delphi Technologies

10:45 am - 11:15 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

Halfway through the morning sessions. Grab a light snack and chat about the sessions with your fellow attendees

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Identifying Patterns and Anti-Patterns in Agile Integrations into Vehicle Software Development

Christopher Wick - Engineering Program Management Lead: Android for Automotive, Google
• Identifying appropriate product to pilot Agile processes
• Tailoring to fit balance software and hardware processes
• Tracking outcomes for review and reflection on what worked and didn’t work

Christopher Wick

Engineering Program Management Lead: Android for Automotive

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

Sit back and discuss the morning’s sessions with summit speakers and industry peers over a hot lunch!

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm A Cross Industry Discussion: Integrating Agile in Established Systems

Melanie Maddox - Agile Architect, BBVA
• How do you evaluate your team’s agility?
• Letting your teams choose the tools
• Understanding tools won’t always fit across your ecosystem

Melanie Maddox

Agile Architect

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Developing Knowledge Capture Systems to Maximize Automotive Development Processes

• Identifying best practices to store vehicle development processes and outcomes
• Preparing case studies based on review and reflection portion of Agile process
• Developing systems to share Agile best practices for your company’s development processes

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Networking | Refreshment & Wellness Break

Take this last opportunity to network with your peers and colleagues from across the industry to make sure you bring back as many new connections as possible

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Evaluating the Role of Standardization with Agile Vehicle Development Processes

• Maximizing benefits in using Agile frameworks in supporting organizational agility
• Falling into the “one-size-all” trap for cross-organizational standardization
• Scaling down instead of scaling up: team specific frameworks

End of Main Conference Day 2