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

• 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 at Aptiv

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

• 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 at Delphi Technologies

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

• 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 at Google

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

• 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 at BBVA

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