February 7th–8th, 2019

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An analysis of the Corporate and Business Strategies

The automotive industry is currently facing the “disruptive wave” of technology. Vehicles need to be aligned with the current states of technology and consumer demands. Original Equipment Manufacturers and suppliers need to consider how to re-structure their business models, and re-allocate their resources and capabilities to develop a new form of competitive advantage that effectively utilizes these technologies. This means re-assessing and refining strategy at a corporate and business level. Understanding the macro and industry environments is an important consideration to make before embarking on the strategic planning process.

This conference will bring together the key stakeholders of the industry, from OEM leaders, high-tech suppliers, government and regulatory bodies, and researchers to discuss automotive connectivity from a Corporate and Business strategy perspective. Attendees will have the chance to join a global network of experts in the field and benefit from gaining and sharing analytical insights into the main automotive trends.

Key Practical Learning Points of the Summit:

– Sustainability and competitive advantages in times of a “disruptive wave‘ and rapid development
– Examining the new business model for profitability with data
– Value re-distribution- vertical and horizontal integration of supply and value chains
– The future of the automobile as a vehicle for digital innovations
– Security Challenges and the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) triad
– A paradigm shift in consumer behaviour/preferences/wants
– Enabling technologies of connected cars
– Smart operating systems are the new engines of performance
– Digital infrastructure- An ecosystem ramp to the future of transport
– Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Infrastructure
– Legal and regulatory bodies and the adjustment to fast-developing technologies and technology life cycles

Who Should Attend:

CEOs / Presidents / Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, and Managers specialising in:

Corporate Strategy
Business Strategy
Regulatory Affairs
Connected Car and Services
Connectivity Solutions
Autonomous Driving
Data and Product Security and Cyber-security
Fleet Management
Innovation Management
Digitalization Management
Connected Services
Smart mobility
Information Technology
Customer experience
Product Development and Planning
Network Development
Transport Network Planning
Intelligent Transport Systems

Target Audience:

– Automotive manufacturers and retailers
– High-tech suppliers
– Telecommunications companies
– Insurance agents
– Vehicle fleet companies
– Automotive/ Intelligent Transportation Magazine
– Automotive emissions, fuel economy and aftermarket solutions provider
– National and local authorities (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Cities’ department of transport- Roads Office Section, Road Network Section
– Automotive mobility| Internet of Things Association
– Research organizations and departments of transportation and new mobility and connectivity solutions   for vehicles

Knowledge Partner:

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Event Schedule
Event Speakers
Day 1 :
8:20 Registration and Welcome Coffee
8:50 Opening Address from the Chairman
9:00 Speed Networking
9:20 Case Study | Adjusting to the disruptive wave
10:00 Case Study | What is the car of the future?
11:20 Case Study | Digital car sales disrupt the automotive eco-system
12:00 Case Study | An ecosystem ramp to the future of transport
12:00 Case Study | Intelligent Transport Systems
12:30 Case Study | An ecosystem ramp to the future of transport
13:10 Business Lunch
14:20 Case Study | How cars can protect themselves against cyber attacks
15:00 Case Study | IoT Security
15:40 Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break
16:10 Case Study | EU Data Privacy
16:50 Panel Discussion
17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Day 1
17:45 Evening Drinks Reception
Day 2 :
  • Partner, Frankfurt | McKinsey & Company
    Kersten Heineke is the Responsible Partner for the McKinsey Centre for Future Mobility in Europe. Since joining the firm as a consultant in 2010, he have focused his work primarily in the automotive industry and industrial players overall. His areas of specialty are the impact of disruptions on the business models in advanced industries, working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, mobility providers, and tech companies. In addition, he has deep expertise in topics of digital business building, connected cars, autonomous driving, and shared mobility.
  • Product Owner: Connectivity UI/ Software | Daimler
    Stephan Arenswald is a product owner for HeadUnit UI software development for the next generation of Mercedes Benz cars. He is responsible for the prioritisation and planning of UI functions related to phone/Bluetooth/connectivity/browser and assistance and emergency services. Before he started at Daimler AG he worked as a scrum master and software engineer in the area of database performance monitoring at IBM. There, he helped transform an international project from waterfall to agile-based software development. Stephan is also an advocate for project management based on the agile values and principles and tries to promote the real meaning behind the word agility whenever possible. Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities, he sticks to his true nature as a computer scientist and is running a one-man start-up for app and web development, focusing on releasing his own ideas.
  • Director Strategy and Product | Wireless Car
    Sofia is Director of Strategy & Product Management at WirelessCar. She is devoted to unleash the true value of connected mobility and the seamless interaction with the digital society. Pushing the boundaries of B2B digital transfor- mation and the digital lifestyle has been a red thread through- out Sofia’s career. Sofia holds a M.Sc. degree in physics and her experience in embedded systems, cloud services, industrial IoT and innovation driven business development is based on exciting years at e.g. Ericsson, Telenor, Alten, Ascom, Vinnter, Autoliv. The source of new inspiration comes from smart city development and new and fearless startup companies.
  • Lead Solution Architect for Innovation Cloud of Drive Sweden | Ericsson
    Simon is working as a lead solution architect for innovation cloud - it is a cloud that enables data driven innovations, concept development and real world deployments. His passion is to bring insights out of data as one bring gold out of rock. He hasthe horizontal responsibility to drive innovation and growth within Ericsson’s Intelligent Transport System offerings including an eco system play on their Connected Urban Transport, Digital Train and Track and Fare collection / Mobility As A Service (MaaS) offerings.
  • Director Innovation and Deployment | ERTICO
    Johanna Tzanidaki is an experienced Policy Professional with a demonstrated history of working on innovation and thought leadership in the information technology and services industry. She is skilled in European and Government Affairs, Stakeholder Management, Networking and Diploma- cy, Nonprofit Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Project and People Management. Strong operations profes- sional with a PhD and an LLM focused on EU Law.
  • Managing Director | Karamba Security
    The former Executive Vice President of Avira brings years of experience in the areas of cyber security, and software tools for automotive and loT industry. Prior to joining Avira, Mr. Rainer Witzgall worked for international software companies such as Rational Software (acquired by IBM for $2.1 billion), Matra Datavision (acquired by Dassault Systems) and several start-ups, where he achieved significant growth rates. Rainer Witzgall graduated with honors from the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences and went to the St. Gallen Business School.
  • Manager BoschSecure | Robert Bosch Gmbh
    Dr. Elke Schweizer started her professional life as a Software Developer for CHiLL based Mobile Switches at Alcatel in 1994. In parallel she wrote her dissertation in the field of solid state physics at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart. In 1998 she switched over to the Development of Hybrid Fiber Coax Networks and worked as a customer project leader for the French Customer Lyonnaise Cable. In 2004 she joined the Bosch Corporate IT as head of Java, iOS and Android platforms focusing on the security architecture. Her team developed an App PKI as kernel security for the patented BoschSecure technology. BoschSecure uses the iOS and Android security stack to provide a DRM system for connected cars. She joined the ASRG in the scope of crypto- and security- based R&D efforts on Blockchain Technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. As a founder of the Bosch-sponsored Blockchain-Institut, Dr. Schweizer brings distributed IoT security into connected cars and factories.
  • Partner | Hogan Lovells
  • Senior Manager Connectivity | Volvo
    Per Lindberg currently works as Senior Manager Connectivity in Volvo Cars’ Product strategy organization. There, he works on developing strategies for Volvo’s connected car products and services. Per has more than 20 years’ experience of connected cars, from both the car OEM and Mobile Network Operator sides, having worked with project management, engineering, sales and strategic business development.
  • Director New Business Solutions | Scania
  • SVP Strategic Business and Technologies | 
    Silvia’s expertise is on the supporting with business and technological consulting services which comprise: Design Thinking, Customer Journeys, Software & Solution design and development, MvP, Programming, Solution Roll out. Silvia’s areas involve Digital transformation, Smart Data, Analytics, IoT, AI, Cloud, B2B and B2C Platforms & Applications. She is a partner for Touch Mobile Partners and specializes in Digital Engagement, Video, E-Commerce and International Business Development
  • UNECE Secretary of the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (GRVA) | United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
    Francois E. Guichard is United Nations (UNECE) secretary of the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected vehicles (WP.29/GRVA). He is the Intelligent Transport Systems and Automated Driving focal point of the UNECE and is supervising the activities on technical regulations related to vehicle automation and vehicle connectivity. Previously, he worked as line manager at Daimler AG, he advocated for the introduction of Advance Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) in the legislation (a significant contribution for increasing road safety). Before that, he advised (as industry representative) a number of Countries as well as institutions such as the European Commission and UENCE on their strategies to tackle environmental issues after having gained experi- ence as emission testing engineer. He started his career as International Management Associate at Mercedes-Benz, gaining experience in Germany, South Africa and in the United States of America.
  • Chief Engineer UX | GEELY
    Stefan Hertel is the HMI Chief Engineer for the electric vehicles of the Geely Automobile Group. He is creating natural User Interfaces for the next generation of cars. Passionate about new technology he strives to make it acces- sible for all kind of users, from novice to expert. With is background in Computer Science, he sees himself as the voice of the users in the most of the time engineer driven development process.
  • Managing Director | MooveConnectedMobility
    Henk is a builder with over 20 years’ experience at the intersection of marketing, sales and general management. With a sharp eye for both client and organisation, he has guided businesses in various sectors along the path to growth. His current challenge: to become a leading player in the Netherlands and across Europe in the area of automotive telematics and Connected Car services. Our Managing Director, Henk has been a part of the founding team behind Moove since September 2017.
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