April 26, 2018 @ The Santa Clara Marriott, California

Join 200+ experts to network, share ideas and learn about the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the connected car.

Tickets | $795*

*Free tickets are available to automakers. Discounted tickets are available to government / academia.


Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, California 95054


Gain brand exposure and engage your customers and prospects at CONNECTED CAR CALIFORNIA.


We work closely with our expert speakers to develop a schedule that offers delegates a glimpse into the future.

8am: Registration and networking breakfast

Main Stage

9am: Keynote

9:30am: The path to Level 5 autonomy (panel discussion)

Key stakeholders discuss the technologies and trends that will shape the evolution of the connected car over the next decade and beyond.
Larry Dominique, PSA North America | Chris Heiser, Renovo Motors | Jason Eichenholz, Luminar Technologies | Elliot Katz, Phantom Auto

10:30am: Networking break

Track 1

Session 1: Urban Mobility

11am: Presentation by Ola

Ankit Jain, Vice President & Head of Ola Play, Ola

11:20am: Carsharing and ridesharing. Many services, one fleet (and other ways to increase utilization)

Mark Thomas, VP Marketing, RideCell

11:40am: The connected commute – smart mobility in the urban environment

Paul Asel, Managing Partner, NGP Capital

12pm: Presentation by Local Motors

Matthew Rivett, Executive Vice President, Local Motors

Track 2

Session 1: Data

11am: Presentation title TBC

11:20am: Building automotive security from the inside out

Chuck Brokish, Director of Automotive Business Development, Green Hills Software

11:40am: IoT, autonomous autos and next generation security – why what we have Isn’t enough

Nancy Zayed, Founder & CTO, MagicCube

12pm: Data platforms at the center of value creation in the connected car ecosystem

Crystal Valentine, Vice President of Technology Strategy, MapR

12:30pm: Networking lunch

Track 1

Session 2: Connected Services

Moderated by Edward Sanchez, Senior Analyst, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics

1:30pm: Connected car: what is it, and how can we do it?

Ian Kendall, Principal Engineer - Smart Infrastructure & Connected Services, Volkswagen Group of America

1:50pm: Presentation by Airbiquity

Scott Frank, VP of Marketing, Airbiquity

2:10pm: Presentation title TBC

2:30pm: Accelerating connected car software development through open source

Dan Cauchy, Executive Director Automotive Grade Linux, The Linux Foundation

Track 2

Session 2: Connectivity

1:30pm: Presentation title TBC

1:50pm: Presentation by Elektrobit

Walter Sullivan, Head of Innovation and Incubation, Elektrobit

2:10pm: Presentation title TBC

2:30pm: Presentation title TBC

3:00pm: Networking break

Track 1

Session 3: UX

3:30pm: Remote diagnostics - ushering a new era in service and maintenance of cars

Ketan Dande, Senior Diagnostic Software Engineer, Faraday Future

3:50pm: Presentation title TBC

4:10pm: The future is now. Experience innovation for a new era of mobility

Christian Eckert, Executive Creative Director and Innovation Strategist, Xi

4:30pm: Presentation title TBC

Track 2

Session 3: ADAS & Autonomous

3:30pm: ML-driven contextual awareness for autonomous vehicles

Humayun Irshad, Lead Scientist Machine Learning, CrowdFlower

3:50pm: AI for optimizing urban transportation

Todd Simon, Executive in Residence, DN Capital

4:10pm: The 21st century "Space Race": The autonomous vehicle industry and the sprint to solve the self-driving problem

Tory Smith, Technical Program Manager,

4:30pm: LiDAR: The Eyes of the Machine

Louay Eldada, CEO, Quanergy

5pm: Networking drinks

6pm: Close


We'd like to thank our partners for helping us to connect and inform the global connected car community.


BlackDuck by Synopsys
Green Hills Software
Wind River


Automotive World
Strategy Analytics

Media Partners

Automotive World


Our hand-picked lineup of more than 30 expert speakers makes CONNECTED CAR CALIFORNIA an unmissable learning opportunity.

Larry Dominique

President & CEO, PSA North America

Chris Heiser

CEO, Renovo Motors

Matthew Rivett

Executive Vice President, Local Motors

Ian Kendall

Principal Engineer, Volkswagen

Ketan Dande

Senior Diagonistic Software Engineer, Faraday Future

Jason Eichenholz

Co-Founder & CTO, Luminar Technologies

Elliot Katz

Co-Founder / Head of Business, Legal, and Policy, Phantom Auto

Ankit Jain

Vice President & Head of Ola Play, Ola

Mark Thomas

VP Marketing, RideCell

Paul Asel

Managing Partner, NGP Capital

Chuck Brokish

Director of Automotive Business Development, Green Hills Software

Nancy Zayed

Founder & CTO, MagicCube

Crystal Valentine

Vice President of Technology Strategy, MapR

Scott Frank

VP of Marketing, Airbiquity

Dan Cauchy

Executive Director, Automotive Grade Linux, The Linux Foundation

Walter Sullivan

Head of Innovation and Incubation, Elektrobit

Todd Simon

Executive in Residence, DN Capital

Tory Smith

Technical Program Manager,

Humayun Irshad

Lead Scientist Machine Learning, CrowdFlower

Christian Eckert

Executive Creative Director and Innovation Strategist, Xi

Louay Eldada

CEO, Quanergy

Martin Kahl

Editor, Automotive World

Edward Sanchez

Senior Analyst, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics



Below is a sample of the 200+ automakers, suppliers and other key stakeholders who attended CONNECTED CAR CALIFORNIA 2017.

Adobe - Product Manager

Aeris - VP Automotive Products & Strategy

Altman Vilandrie & Co. - Principal

Altran - VP - Automotive Business Development

Ambarella - Tax Director

AppDirect - Connected Car Practice Lead

Archer Soft - Business Developer

Archer Soft - Project Manager

AT&T - Director of New Technology and Product Development Engineering IoT Solutions

Audi of America - Audi Mobility Business Manager

Audi of America - Director Connected Cars

Audi of America - Director of Operations

Audi of America - Senior Innovation Strategist

BMW Group - Senior Advisor

BorgWarner - Technical Specialist

Bosch - Senior Manager Business Development

California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development - Senior Business Development Specialist

Clean Fleet Report - Editor & Publisher

CloudCar - CEO

Cogniance - Director, Strategic Growth

Danlaw - Enterprise Account Executive

Delphi - Account Manager

Delphi - Executive Director, Silicon Valley

Delphi - Program Manager

Denso - Director

Denso - Senior Vice President

Denso - VP

DLA Piper - Global Co-Chair of Connected and Self-Driving Car Practice

DLA Piper - Partner

Electric Vehicle Entrepreneurs Silicon Valley - Director

Elektrobit - Head of Innovation Lab

Ericsson - Communications Manager

Ericsson - Head of Ecosystem Research and Innovation

Faraday Future - Director of Strategic Partnerships

Faraday Future - Engineer

Faraday Future - Engineering Manager

Faraday Future - Senior IP Counsel

Faraday Future - Senior Product Manager

Faraday Future - Senior Software Engineer

Faraday Future - Software Architect

Faraday Future - Senior Engineering Manager

Faraday Future - Senior Software Test Engineer

Flex - Senior Director Technology & Business Development

Ford Motor Company - Advanced Marketing UX Manager

Ford Motor Company - AI & Computing Research Manager

Ford Motor Company - Communications

Ford Motor Company - Executive Director, Connected Vehicle & Services

Ford Motor Company - Futuring and Ideation Manager

Ford Motor Company - Interaction Design, Advanced UX

Ford Motor Company - Interaction Designer

Ford Motor Company - IVI Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Manager - Wireless Connectivity

Ford Motor Company - Marketing Manager, User Experience

Ford Motor Company - Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Senior Interaction Designer

Ford Motor Company - Senior UX Designer

Ford Motor Company - Software Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Technical Specialist - Connectivity

Ford Motor Company - UX Vision Lead

Ford Motor Company - VP Autonomous Vehicle Solutions

Ford Motor Company - Wireless Connectivity Specialist

General Motors - Manufacturing Engineer

globetouch - CTO

Google / Waymo - Finance Analyst

Gracenote Auto - VP Product Auto

Green Hills Software - Director of Automotive Business Development

Green Hills Software - VP of Business Development

Harman Connected Services - Director or Sales, West

Here Maps - Head of Business Development

Honda - Senior Designer

Honda - Strategic Partnerships

Honda - UX Designer

Hummingbird Technologies - Vice President

Hyundai Motor Company - Manager

Indepandant Reseacher - Researcher

Infineon Technologies - Head of Infineon Automotive Innovation Ctr

Informa - VP, Digital Media

Insights 4 Less, LLC - President, Research & Consulting

Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) - Engineering Director

Kawasaki - Marketing Researcher

Kawasaki - Technical Director

KEST Radio - Producer

Kia Motors America - Managing Director - Connected & Mobility

Kia Motors America - Product & Technology Communications Manager

lattice semi - Software Engineer

Lextant - CEO

Lucid Motors - Commodity Manager

Lucid Motors - HMI Engineering Manager

Lucid Motors - Infotainment & connectivity manager

Lucid Motors - Infotainment Software Engineer

Lucid Motors - Senior Engineer

Lucid Motors - Senior Staff Engineer

Lucid Motors - Software Engineer

Lucid Motors - Software Engineering Manager

Lucid Motors - Staff Engineer

Luxembourg Government (Prime Minister Office - Digital Lëtzebuerg) - Senior Adviser digital Lëtzebuerg

LUXINNOVATION - Head of Sector Development - Automotive

Mapbox - Business Development

McAfee - Chief of Staff to Steve Grobman

McAfee - CTO

McAfee - Senior Director, Future Innovation, Office of the CTO

Mercedes Benz R&D - Advanced UI Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Agile Coach

Mercedes Benz R&D - Agile Scrum Master

Mercedes Benz R&D - Business Innovation

Mercedes Benz R&D - Buyer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Connected Car, User Interface & Telematics Intern

Mercedes Benz R&D - Controller

Mercedes Benz R&D - Data Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Data Scientist

Mercedes Benz R&D - Developer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Development Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Energy Storage - Business Development

Mercedes Benz R&D - Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Machine Learning Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Mitarbeiter

Mercedes Benz R&D - Principal Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Senior Software Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Senior Systems Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Sensor Fusion Engineer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Software Developer

Mercedes Benz R&D - Software Engineer Vehicle Intelligence

Mercedes Benz R&D - SW Engineer Autonomouns Driving

Mercedes Benz R&D - Vice President Connected Car, User Interaction & Telematics

Mindtree - General Manager

Mindtree - Program Director

Mindtree - Senior Director

Mindtree - Senior Technical Manager

Mindtree - Technical Director

Mitsubishi Electric - Senior Manager, Car Infotainment Systems

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation - Assistant manager, Future Lab

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation - Executive Vice President

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation - Senior Manager

Motor Trend - Host / Producer

Motorq - Co-Founder

Motorq - COO

Movimento Group - CTO / CMO

Next Future Transportation - CEO

NIO - Head of Product Security

NIO - Safety

Nissan - Deputy Director

Nissan - Principal Service Architect

Nissan - Senior Manager

Nokia - Nokia Enterpise Sales

Nokia Growth Partners - Managing Partner

OCTO Telematics - Director of Sales

OCTO Telematics - Operations Director

Orange Silicon Valley - Technology Analyst

P3 North America - Senior Management Consultant

PACCAR - Director of Purchasing

PACCAR - Senior Commodity Manager - Advanced Vehicle Electronics

Parker - Silicon Valley Sales Executive

ParkYo - Co-Founder

Peloton Technology - Founder and CEO

Protean Electric - VP

Quebec Delegation - Director

Ricardo - Head of Advanced Technology

RLE International - COO

RLE International - Development Engineer

RLE International - President

RLE International - Transportation Consultant

RLE International - Vice President International Operations

RPX Corporation - VP - Automotive

Savari - CEO

SKS Partners - Managing Partner

Smart Start - Director of Engineering

Smart Start - Product Manager

Smart Start - VP of Operations

Smartcar - Business Development

Sparkpr - Chief Narrative Office

Strategy Analytics - Associate Director, Automotive Multimedia & Communications Service

Tass International - Engineering

Telefonica - Business Developer Strategic Partnerships

Texas Instruments - Automotive Systems Engineer

The Hansen Report on Automotive Electronics - Writer & Publisher

The Linux Foundation - Executive Director, Automotive Grade Linux

TomTom - Senior Manager Sales

TomTom - Senior Product Manager

TomTom - Strategic Manager Business Development, LTP-Live Feed Engineering

TomTom - Vice President Sales

Toyota - Director & Principal Researcher

Toyota - Product Manager

Toyota - Senior Engineer

Toyota - Senior Researcher

TrafficCast - EVP Business Development

TTM Technologies - Account Executive

TTM Technologies - Executive Account Manager

Valeo - Senior Telematics Engineer

Volkswagen Group of America - Manager Strategic Engineering

Xperi Corporation - Manager Corporate Development

Yazaki - Engineering Senior Manager

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