2020 MICHauto Summit Agenda

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The 2020 MICHauto Summit: Leading the Global Mobility Revolution will gather industry leaders and stakeholders to address key industry issues, provide program updates, and release MICHauto’s latest edition of the Michigan is Automobility report.

Agenda


11:45 a.m.
Registration Opens
Sponsor: MAHLE

Networking
Sponsor: Continental Structural Plastics 

Lunch
Sponsor: Phoenix Contact E-Mobility


12:45 p.m.
Programming Begins

Welcome
Speaker: Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber

Keynote Address: Gretchen Whitmer

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will announce new steps her administration is taking to cement Michigan’s position as the global leader in future mobility.

Speaker: Gretchen Whitmer, Governor, State of Michigan

Leading the Global Mobility Revolution
Speaker: Sandy K. Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber 

MICHauto Impact and Vision
Speaker: Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber

Keynote Address: John McElroy

As a leading voice in the industry, John McElroy will provide a high-level look at the transformation and rapid pace of change underway in the industry and will set the tone for the Summit.

Speaker: John McElroy, Host, “Autoline”

Diversity and Inclusion: An Industry Imperative 

The automotive and mobility industry’s continued evolution extends beyond business and technology into culture. This panel will explore how it can be more inclusive to foster diversity in the workforce and the ideas it generates.

Panelists: Margaret Baxter, Executive Director, Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement
Jatinder-Bir “Jay” Sandhu, CEO, NYX, LLC
Kristen Tabar, Group Vice President, Vehicle Development and Engineering, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development
Moderator: John McElroy, Host, “Autoline”

Sponsor: Toyota

Volunteer of the Year Award
Introduction: Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber

Keynote Address: Darren Palmer

Electrification is rapidly taking shape as the next frontier of the automotive and mobility industry. In this session, Palmer will share expert insight on how the industry landscape continues to transform and how Ford Motor Company is adopting culture and product development changes to bring new technologies and vehicles to life.

Speaker: Darren Palmer, Global Director, Battery Electric Vehicles Product Development, Ford Motor Company

Industry Diversification: Defense Meets Automotive

The state’s robust ecosystem of resources creates diverse opportunities for collaboration. This panel will showcase synergies across defense and automotive as well as demonstrate how shared expertise and assets strengthen their leadership in Michigan and beyond.

Panelists: Tammy Carnrike, Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army for Michigan; Chief Operating Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber
Brigadier General Ross Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, U.S. Army Futures Command
Christopher O’Connor, President and CEO, Safety Technology Holdings and Humanetics Innovative Solutions
Moderator: John McElroy, Host, “Autoline”

Sponsor: Kettering University

One-on-One Conversation with Bryan Salesky and John McElroy

During this conversation, Bryan Salesky will discuss how robotics, self-driving sensor technologies, and machine learning are revolutionizing mobility. He’ll also address Argo AI’s role in the future of connected and automated infrastructure here in Michigan and the leadership role Michigan must take.

Speaker: Bryan Salesky, CEO and Co-founder, Argo AI
Interviewer: John McElroy, Host, “Autoline”
Sponsor: MEDC/PlanetM

Growth in the Global Market

This forward-looking conversation will outline factors that will impact Michigan’s position in the global automotive and mobility landscape. Robinet will provide insight into the steps necessary to affirm the state’s leadership among other emerging markets.

Speaker: Michael Robinet, Executive Director, Automotive Advisory Services, IHS Markit
Discussion with John McElroy and Glenn Stevens Jr. to follow

Closing Remarks
Speaker: Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber


4:30 p.m.
Event Concludes


For more information, contact Katy Palahang at 313.596.0384.

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