August 21 - 23, 2019
Suburban Collection Showplace

Main Conference Day One: Thursday, August 22nd 2019

8:00 am - 8:20 am Morning Registration

8:20 am - 8:30 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Dr. Florian Baumann, CTO - UDS, Automotive & AI at Dell EMC

Dr. Florian Baumann

CTO - UDS, Automotive & AI
Dell EMC

Carla Bailo, President & CEO at Center for Automotive Research

Carla Bailo

President & CEO
Center for Automotive Research

Ian Simmons, Vice President Business Development, Corporate Engineering and R&D at Magna International

Ian Simmons

Vice President Business Development, Corporate Engineering and R&D
Magna International

Stacey Matlen, Senior Mobility Strategist at City of Detroit

Stacey Matlen

Senior Mobility Strategist
City of Detroit

9:00 am - 9:30 am Keynote: Automated Driving Systems: NHTSA's Vision for Safety

Bill Cooke, Product Director Vehicle Antenna Solutions at Molex

Bill Cooke

Product Director Vehicle Antenna Solutions
Molex

Gary Streelman, Director of Advanced Engineering and New Concepts at Magneti Marelli

Gary Streelman

Director of Advanced Engineering and New Concepts
Magneti Marelli

Gary Streelman, Director of Advanced Engineering and New Concepts at Magneti Marelli

Gary Streelman

Director of Advanced Engineering and New Concepts
Magneti Marelli

Radovan Miucic, Team Lead / Technical Specialist Intelligent Vehicle at Changan US R&D

Radovan Miucic

Team Lead / Technical Specialist Intelligent Vehicle
Changan US R&D

Jerry Quandt, Executive Director at Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association

Jerry Quandt

Executive Director
Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association

Hank Skorny, President, Connected Services at APTIV

Hank Skorny

President, Connected Services
APTIV

10:00 am - 11:00 am Morning Networking & Innovation Drive

SAFETY & SIMULATION

11:00 am - 11:30 am Challenges and Enablers in Creating a Rich Simulation Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Development
David Howarth, Business Development manager at IPG Automotive

David Howarth

Business Development manager
IPG Automotive

SAFETY & SIMULATION

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Approaches for Verification and Validation of Automated Driving
Satish Sharma, System Validation Engineer, ADAS/ Autonomous at Visteon Corporation

Satish Sharma

System Validation Engineer, ADAS/ Autonomous
Visteon Corporation

SAFETY & SIMULATION

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Importance of High-Fidelity Vehicle Dynamics for AV/ADAS Development
Robert McGinnis, Senior Account Manager at Mechanical Simulation

Robert McGinnis

Senior Account Manager
Mechanical Simulation

DATA & AI

11:00 am - 11:30 am Transitioning from POC to Production-Ready for Autonomous Vehicles
Chuck Brokish, Director of Automotive Business Development, at Green Hills Software

Chuck Brokish

Director of Automotive Business Development,
Green Hills Software

DATA & AI

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Data Applications and Use Cases Outside of Autonomous Vehicles
Henri La France, Senior Program Manager IT, Connected Services at Volkswagen Group of America

Henri La France

Senior Program Manager IT, Connected Services
Volkswagen Group of America

DATA & AI

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Monetize Road Surface Information Data from Connected Vehicles Powering Next Generation ADAS and Suspension
Johan Brynas, Chief Product Officer, Road Perception at NIRA Dynamics

Johan Brynas

Chief Product Officer, Road Perception
NIRA Dynamics

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Meet & Greet Lunch

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

Participate in small group discussions on some of the most critical facets of autonomy

SIMULATION & SAFETY

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm SIMULATION AS A PANACEA? OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF SIMULATION TO LEVERAGE V&V EVIDENCES
Dr. -Ing Jacques Kagma-Fopoussi, Test Management Autonomous Driving at Daimler AG

Dr. -Ing Jacques Kagma-Fopoussi

Test Management Autonomous Driving
Daimler AG

SIMULATION & SAFETY

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm WHAT’S THE IDEAL RESUME FOR AN ENGINEER MOVING INTO AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY & SIMULATION FIELDS?
Graham Sloan, Engineering Group Manager, Autonomous Vehicle System Safety at GM

Graham Sloan

Engineering Group Manager, Autonomous Vehicle System Safety
GM

INNOVATION

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ON-PREMISE AND CLOUD CONSIDERATIONS FOR AI AND MACHINE LEARNING
Rodney Mach, President at TotalCAE

Rodney Mach

President
TotalCAE

INNOVATION

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm DESIGN THINKING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Shyamala Prayaga, Conversational Interaction Designer at Ford Motor Company

Shyamala Prayaga

Conversational Interaction Designer
Ford Motor Company

UX/UI

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm THINKING BEYOND THE GLORIFIED RV – INNOVATIONS IN HMI TO SUPPORT THE EVOLUTION OF CASE (CONNECTIVITY, AUTONOMOUS, SERVICE, ELECTRIFICATION)
Partha Goswami, Senior Director, Technology Trends & Insights at General Motors

Partha Goswami

Senior Director, Technology Trends & Insights
General Motors

UX/UI

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm BUILDING AUTOMATIC DRIVING MODE SHIFTS INTO HMI FOR AV
Zeljko Medenica, Senior Intelligent Vehicle Engineer at Changan US R&D Center, Inc.

Zeljko Medenica

Senior Intelligent Vehicle Engineer
Changan US R&D Center, Inc.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Energy Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Autonomous Vehicles & Building a Framework for Passenger Safety

David Stamm, Senior System Safety Engineer at Uber Technologies

David Stamm

Senior System Safety Engineer
Uber Technologies

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AUTONOMY BEYOND PERSONAL MOBILITY: WHY LAST MILE LOGISTICS WILL CHANGE RETAIL AS WE KNOW IT

Cosimo Leipold, Head of Partner Relations at Nuro

Cosimo Leipold

Head of Partner Relations
Nuro

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Is Trucking the Driving Force for L4 Autonomy? Discussing Cutting-Edge Technology, and Optimal Landscape, for Functional Safety

Vivian Sun, Head of Business Development and Partnerships at TuSimple

Vivian Sun

Head of Business Development and Partnerships
TuSimple

Stephen Potter, Chief of Staff at Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Stephen Potter

Chief of Staff
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner at Fontinalis Partners

Chris Thomas

Founder and Partner
Fontinalis Partners

Chris Andrews, Director of Mobility Innovation at Pratt Miller

Chris Andrews

Director of Mobility Innovation
Pratt Miller

Amanda Roraff, PlanetM Operations Manager at Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Amanda Roraff

PlanetM Operations Manager
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reception