MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO | MAY 20, 2020

Start of Main Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast Networking

Start your day right, grab a cup of coffee and a bite and connect with industry experts and innovators across the lighting and interiors ecosystem to glean future trends and strategies.
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David Trippany

Associate Director, Automotive Supply Chain and Technology-America’s
IHS Markit

The Future of Passenger Experience

• Reviewing human performance biometrics to personalize seating
• Looking at defining seating structural balances to provide greater stability and flexibility
• Overcoming traditional limitations of seat foam and trim to create unique appeals for passengers 
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John Combest

Former Project Manager, Safety and Chairman, Global Human Body Models Consortium
Nissan

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Megan Romelfanger

Seat Comfort Product Engineer
Ford Motor Company

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Patrick Davis

Core Comfort Attribute Engineer
Ford Motor Company

9:45 am - 10:30 am Transforming Interior Design and Future Connected Autonomous Electric Vehicles (CAEVs)

Thomas Gould - Director of Design & Technology, Adient
John Gomez - Advanced Design Manager, Adient
• Creating a shared mobility experience while conquering personalization
• Disrupting the market with non-traditional business models
• Understanding the customer and the time it takes to service those needs when it comes to seating

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Thomas Gould

Director of Design & Technology
Adient

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John Gomez

Advanced Design Manager
Adient

10:30 am - 11:00 am DEMO DRIVE in Discovery Zone

Take a break to refuel and refresh in our Discovery Zone. What have you taken away from this morning’s sessions? Take this opportunity to look at new solutions and test new designs and developments in the market.

Think Tank

Seating

11:00 am - 11:30 am Testing and Prototyping to Meet the Challenges of Creating Safety
• Identifying strategies to increase early feedback
• Leveraging tooling simulations and rapid prototyping tools to adapt chance management

Seating

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Looking at Safety Standards that Promote Driver Safety While Innovate Seating
John Combest - Former Project Manager, Safety and Chairman, Global Human Body Models Consortium, Nissan
• Identifying the complexity of ISO 26262 functional safety standard and ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Level) requirements
• Leveraging virtualization effectively to split safety conscious features from the infotainment features and create necessary security boundaries around safety features

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John Combest

Former Project Manager, Safety and Chairman, Global Human Body Models Consortium
Nissan

Experience

11:00 am - 11:30 am Designing Interiors to Meet the Demands of Multiple Use Cases
Megan Romelfanger - Seat Comfort Product Engineer, Ford Motor Company
• Balancing between branding and legibility to ensure a positive passenger experience
• Examining seats and interior surfaces to provide passengers controls at their fingertips

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Megan Romelfanger

Seat Comfort Product Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Experience

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Personalizing Comfortability and Passenger Experience
Joseph Lenneman - UX Design Lead Autonomous Experience, General Motors
• Overcoming challenges in predicting the purpose of cabin interiors and what consumers plan to do in the vehicle
• Re-configuring customer-derived experience metrics to obtain valid and meaningful measure of satisfaction

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Joseph Lenneman

UX Design Lead Autonomous Experience
General Motors

UI Design

11:00 am - 11:30 am Designing the Cockpit for Autonomous and Autonomous Shuttles
Heramb Dandekar - Global Experience Design Strategy Lead, Ford Motor Company
• Understanding key factors to keep in mind in digital cockpit design
• Determining key HMI attributes and functions to create the interior of the future, where everybody is a passenger

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Heramb Dandekar

Global Experience Design Strategy Lead
Ford Motor Company

UI Design

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Leveraging UI for Autonomous Driving
Dr. João Silva - Chief Platform Engineer Architect, Garmin International
• Examining strategies to establish trust through easy to use interface by understanding passengers’ wants and needs  
• Identify digital interface that allows passengers to influence crucial elements of autonomous driving

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Dr. João Silva

Chief Platform Engineer Architect
Garmin International

Lunch & Learn

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Paving the Path to Advance Interior Solutions for an Inclusive Passenger Experience

Graeme Stewart - Senior Director of Engineering, New Business Development Engineering, Tachi-S
Join this session over lunch to review the challenges in innovating adaptive accessibility like adjustable seat and infotainment system to personalize passenger experience for those with mobility needs. 

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Graeme Stewart

Senior Director of Engineering, New Business Development Engineering
Tachi-S

Future of Mobility

• Examining the interfaces between interior engineering and designs to change the in-cabin experience
• Creating personalization through voice-activated controls, smart textiles, and seating engineering
• Leveraging noise cancellation technology enhance voice recognition

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Heramb Dandekar

Global Experience Design Strategy Lead
Ford Motor Company

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Susan Shaw

Senior Engineer in HMI/UX Design
Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center

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Patrick Davis

Core Comfort Attribute Engineer
Ford Motor Company

• Leveraging connectivity and telematics to monitor drivers’ health
• Learning how connectivity and driver monitoring systems can improve driver safety 
• Advancing telematics to use biometrics and innovative applications to enhance drivers’ health

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David Trippany

Associate Director, Automotive Supply Chain and Technology-America’s
IHS Markit

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Robert McCulloch

Super Cruise UX Product Design Lead
General Motors

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John Combest

Former Project Manager, Safety and Chairman, Global Human Body Models Consortium
Nissan

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Afternoon Networking Break

What were your takeaways from the afternoon session? Grab some refreshments and learn who wins the design challenge before our fireside chat session.  The winning team will be announced and awarded with a bottle of champagne & recognition certificate for their outstanding design. 
• Exploring new ways to revolutionize product design and development
• Evaluating new technology to increase bottom-line and the benefits of increased connectivity and telematics
• Looking at the complexity of scaling telematics and solutions that would lead to more attractive pricing models


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Juan Antonio Islas Munoz

Head of Transportation Design
University of Cincinnati

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Shyam Sundar

Global Head of Product, Autonomous Driving & Vehicle Software Platform
Faraday Future

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Royce Channey

Director of Design
Harman International

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Dr. João Silva

Chief Platform Engineer Architect
Garmin International

• Evaluating the possibility of tomorrow
• Identifying tools and applications that can enhance innovation
• Challenging the shift of vehicle ownership to establish new revenue streams

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David Trippany

Associate Director, Automotive Supply Chain and Technology-America’s
IHS Markit

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Joseph Lenneman

UX Design Lead Autonomous Experience
General Motors

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Royce Channey

Director of Design
Harman International

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Dr. João Silva

Chief Platform Engineer Architect
Garmin International

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Carla Bailo

President & CEO
Center for Automotive Research

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David Trippany

Associate Director, Automotive Supply Chain and Technology-America’s
IHS Markit

End of Conference