Connect2Car: Vehicle Technologies Exceeding Expectations
Vehicles are now equally defined by their safety features, connectivity, interfaces and propulsion systems as their make and model. This requires new business models across OEMs and key stakeholders to ensure exceeding customer expectations. Through critical panel discussions, C2C examines how today and tomorrow’s automotive ecosystem is transforming through collaborations focused on integrating technologies, vehicle architectures, and consumer lifestyles.
This year’s event will cover these important and thought-provoking topics:
Wednesday, January 5 - 1:00pm to 1:40pm - LVCC West Level 2 W216-218
Title: Standardized Data, Common Architecture and Vehicle Services
Description: Vehicle data is the foundation for new revenue streams, mobility services and value for the entire connected ecosystem. Experts discuss collaborative approaches towards achieving shared data value and seamlessly coupling in-vehicle and back-end architectures, delivering an end-to-end vehicle computing platform.
- Moderator: Brian Carlson – Director, Global Product & Solutions Mkt, NXP Semiconductors
- Speaker: Brandy Goolsby – Director, Product and Solutions Marketing, Wind River
- Speaker: Matt Jones – Chairman and President of COVESA and Director of Global Technology Strategy at Ford Motor Co, COVESA
- Speaker: Madison White – Senior Manager, Market and Solutions Strategy - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Ricardo
Wednesday, January 5 - 2:00pm to 4:40pm - LVCC West Level 2 W216-218
Title: Partnerships: Transforming Smart Cities and Transportation Innovation
Description: Transportation and technology experts representing public and private sectors will focus their discussion on innovation cutting across technologies and into the enterprise of making cites and transportation truly smart.
- Moderator: Jim Misener – Qualcomm Global V2X Ecosystem Lead
- Speaker: Mark De La Vergne – VP Project Development - Cavnue
- Speaker: Blaine Leonard – Transportation Technology Engineer at Utah Department of Transportation
- Speaker: John Moon – Head of Bus. Dev. North America, WayRay, Inc.
Wednesday, January 5 - 3:00pm to 3:40pm - LVCC West Level 2 W216-218
Title: Keeping Vehicle Electronics Modernized and Safe
Description: The average vehicle age is 12 years and to ensure consumers’ acceptance, they need to have upgradeable technologies. Thought leaders examine resolving compatibility and upgradability issues leading to a future where all vehicles are fully technology-enabled.
- Moderator: Chris Gardner – Senior Vice President, Operations at Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
- Speaker: Stefan Buerkle – SVP, Sales Cross Domain Computing NA, Business Lead Connected Information NA at Bosch
- Speaker: Aron Demers – Senior Vice President at VOXX Electronics Corporation
- Speaker: Anthony Frangiosa – CEO, InstallerNet