2015 MICHauto Summit Agenda
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Sponsor: Universal Robots
Introduction: Sandy Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber
Protecting, Retaining and Growing Michigan’s Automotive and Mobility Industry
Speaker: Gary Peters, U.S. Senator, State of Michigan via video message
A Profile of Michigan’s Auto Industry Present and Future
From customized infotainment systems to vehicle-to-vehicle communication and autonomous cars, new technologies are transforming the automotive industry. This panel will provide an overview of Michigan’s current automotive industry and showcase the work being done in the intelligent vehicle sector. Panelists will also share a unique perspective on the convergence of the automotive industry, the Internet of Everything (IoE) and the infrastructure required to make it all work.
Introduction: Glenn Stevens, Vice President, MICHauto and Strategic Development, Detroit Regional Chamber
Speakers: Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)
Andreas Mai, Director, Smart Connected Vehicles, Cisco Systems Inc.
Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Moderator: John McElroy, Host, “Autoline Daily”
Sponsor: Pure Michigan
Sponsor: ITC Holdings
2016 North American International Auto Show: The Global Auto World Comes to Detroit
Scott LaRiche, Chairman, North American International Auto Show
Building the Modern Global Corporate Culture
The demands on today’s automotive industry have never been greater. Rapidly evolving technology and customer expectations place a premium on a company culture that encourages innovative thinking and problem solving and sustains a highly-skilled workforce. This keynote will offer insight into the innovative leadership and corporate culture that companies must utilize to attract talent, nurture innovation and give automakers a competitive edge in the global market.
Rick Haas, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mahindra North American Technical Center
Interviewed by: Rob Luce, Director, MICHauto and Automotive Retention and Growth, Detroit Regional Chamber
Talent and Culture Transformation in the New Automotive World
As vehicles and technology increasingly become more aligned, talent retention, attraction and development are critical to Michigan’s automotive industry. Cultivating a steady pipeline of talented, qualified workers requires increased emphasis on skilled trades and STEM education in the classroom. This panel will discuss the needs of automotive companies, the institutions supplying talent and the innovative programs in place to prepare students for 21st century careers.
Speakers: Charlie Ackerman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources North America, Robert Bosch LLC
Rose Bellanca, President, Washtenaw Community College
Bradley Hoos, Executive Director, Hacker Fellows
Suzanne Seitz, Vice President, Total Rewards, Cooper Standard
Moderator: Jeff Mason, Executive Director, University Research Corridor (URC)
Sponsors: Business Leaders for Michigan, Ford Motor Company
The Shell Eco-marathon: A Commitment to Detroit and the Future of Mobility
Niel Golightly, Vice President, External Relations, Shell
Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit
Today’s automotive companies are challenged with meeting the needs of tomorrow’s mobility and transportation industries. As a business accelerator program, Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit, provides seed money and mentorships for innovative startups in the Detroit region. Hear from Managing Director Ted Serbinski on how Techstars is helping power the efficient movement of people, goods and services across all modes of transportation to maintain Detroit’s leadership in the global mobility and transportation ecosystem.
Speaker: Ted Serbinski, Managing Director, Techstars Mobility
The Future of the Mobile Workplace and the Connected Commercial Vehicle
Staying connected while on the move is a concept most consumers have embraced. But what about the 62 million commercial vehicles on the road in North America and Europe alone? OEMs are now incorporating connected software into their commercial vehicles, helping customers improve safety and productivity while cutting costs. This keynote will delve into how connectivity is transforming the way business is done around the world.
Introduction: Gary Silberg, Partner, KPMG LLP
Speaker: Jason Koch, President and Co-founder, Telogis
Interviewed by: Dustin Walsh, Automotive Reporter, Crain’s Detroit Business
Sponsor: KPMG LLP
Sponsor: ITC Holdings
The Global Connected Customer Experience
General Motors Co. continues to be a global leader in vehicle technology that optimizes the customer experience. This keynote will discuss the role that policy, technology and connected customers play in General Motors Co. products and the automotive market.
Harry Lightsey III, Executive Director, Public Policy, Global Connected Customer Experience, General Motors Co.
Interviewed by: Michelle Krebs, Senior Analyst, Autotrader
Sponsors: DENSO, PwC
Startups, Cybersecurity and 3-D Printing: New Forces in the Automotive and Mobility World
These disruptive forces – startup companies, cybersecurity and 3-D printing – are poised to interrupt the natural product life cycle and alter the traditional ways that vehicles are designed and brought to market. This panel will explore how Michigan’s research and development and engineering centers must embrace the disruption and evolve with new strategies in order to thrive in an evolving mobility industry.
Panel: Richard Garrity, Vice President and General Manager,Vertical Solutions Business Unit, Stratasys
Sandy Kronenberg, CEO, Service.com
Mike Morin, Portfolio Relations Strategist, Start Garden
André Weimerskirch, Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Moderator: Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner, Fontinalis Partners
Sponsors: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Mcity: Putting Michigan’s Economy on the Connected Vehicle Fast Track
Mcity, the world’s first fully controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of driverless vehicle technologies, is propelling Michigan’s global leadership in next-generation mobility research and development. This keynote will explore Mcity’s role on the connected vehicle space, the research being conducted and how Michigan’s mobility strategy will drive economic growth in the race for connected and autonomous vehicles.
Introduction: Hans-Werner Kaas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Peter Sweatman, Director, University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC)
Michigan as the Global Center of Mobility
There is no greater concentration of automotive design, manufacturing and R&D centers in the world than in Michigan. As the global epicenter of the automotive industry, Michigan remains the preeminent place for automotive and smart mobility technology development and integration. This keynote will explore how Michigan is uniquely positioned to leverage its assets to become the global leader in next-generation mobility.
Introduction: Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP; Chair, Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors
Speaker: Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan
Interviewer: Sandy Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber
Sponsors: Cooper Standard, Dykema, IAC, TI Automotive, Toyota Motor Co.
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