March 13, 2018 @ The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan

Join 300+ experts to network, share ideas and learn about the technologies and trends that are shaping the evolution of the connected car.


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

Ned Curic, Vice President Amazon Alexa Automotive, Amazon

9:30am: The economic and societal impact of connected cars (panel discussion)

Key stakeholders discuss the technologies and trends that will shape the evolution of the connected car over the next decade and beyond.
Mike Tinskey, Ford Motor Company | Bob Gruszczynski, Volkswagen | Ravi Puvvala, Savari | Marjorie Loeb, Mayer Brown

10:30am: Networking break

Track 1

Session 1: Connected Services

Moderated by Greg Basich, Assoc. Director, Automotive Infotainment & Telematics and Connected Mobility services, Strategy Analytics

11am: Presentation by General Motors

11:20am: The digital dealership: How connectivity and automation is key to customer experience and the bottom line

Russ Lemmer, Executive Vice President of Mobility, Silvercar

11:40am: Re-imagining service delivery for the connected car

Raj Paul, VP of IoT & Connected Services, DMI

12pm: Presentation by TomTom

Track 2

Session 1: Data

Moderated by Michele Bertoncello, Partner, McKinsey & Company

11am: Presentation title TBC

11:20am: Presentation by HARMAN

Geoffrey Wood, Director, North America Business Development, Automotive Cyber Security, TowerSec Harman

11:40am: Presentation by IMS

Ben Miners, Vice President of Innovation, IMS

12pm: Presentation title TBC

12:30pm: Networking lunch

Track 1

Session 2: Connected Services

Moderated by Richard Wallace, Director – Transportation Systems Analysis, CAR

1:30pm: Presentation title TBC

1:50pm: Presentation title TBC

2:10pm: Connected cars – 4 opportunities to engage drivers

Kai Adolphs, Global Automotive Product Research Director, Kantar TNS

2:30pm: The future of connected vehicles and their potential impact

Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO, Tantalum

Track 2

Session 2: Connectivity

1:30pm: Presentation title TBC

1:50pm: Presentation title TBC

2:10pm: Ethernet Testing a foundational testing approach

Jeff Warra, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Spirent Communications

2:30pm: Presentation title TBC

3:00pm: Networking break

Track 1

Session 3: UX

Moderated by Paul Carrannanto, Managing Director, Automotive and Industrial Equipment Practice, Accenture

3:30pm: Presentation title TBC

3:50pm: Presentation title TBC

4:10pm: User validation: It’s more than clusters and cup holders

Jonathon Baugh, Experience Architect, Pillar Technology

4:30pm: Presentation title TBC

Track 2

Session 3: ADAS

3:30pm: Presentation by Toyota

Rini Sherony, Senior Principal Engineer, Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center

3:50pm: Presentation title TBC

4:10pm: Presentation by Green Hills Software

4:30pm: Presentation title TBC

5pm: Networking drinks

6pm: Close


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


Green Hills Software
TomTom Automotive


Automotive World
Center for Automotive Research
Strategy Analytics

Media Partners

Automotive World


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

Ned Curic

Vice President, Amazon Alexa Automotive, Amazon

Mike Tinskey

Director, Global Emerging Services – Connectivity, Ford Motor Company

Bob Gruszczynski

OBD Communication Expert, Volkswagen

Rini Sherony

Senior Principal Engineer, Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center

Ravi Puvvala

CEO, Savari

Marjorie Loeb

Partner, Mayer Brown

Russ Lemmer

Executive Vice President of Mobility, Silvercar

Raj Paul

VP of IoT & Connected Services, DMI

Geoffrey Wood

Director, North America Business Development, Automotive Cyber Security, TowerSec Harman

Ben Miners

Vice President of Innovation, IMS

Kai Adolphs

Global Automotive Product Research Director, Kantar TNS

Ozgur Tohumcu

CEO, Tantalum

Jonathon Baugh

Experience Architect, Pillar Technology

Jeff Warra

Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Spirent Communications

Wilfried Aulbur

Senior Partner, Roland Berger

Michele Bertoncello

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Greg Basich

Assoc. Director, Automotive Infotainment & Telematics and Connected Mobility Services, Strategy Analytics

Paul Carrannanto

Managing Director, Automotive and Industrial Equipment Practice, Accenture

Martin Kahl

Editor, Automotive World

Richard Wallace

Director – Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research


The full delegate list for CONNECTED CAR DETROIT 2018 is currently being compiled, but below is a selection of the 300+ automakers, suppliers and other key stakeholders who attended the 2017 conference.

A.T. Kearney - Partner

Airbiquity, Inc. - Director of Product Strategy

Airbiquity, Inc. - Vice President, North America

Alpine Electronics of America - Business Development Engineer

American Center for Mobility - CTO

Argonne National Library - Director Center for Transportation R & D

Argus Cyber Security - Executive Director Business Development North America

Australian Trade and Investment Commission - Investment Director

Auto Parts Asia - U.S. Correspondent

AutoHarvest - President & CEO

Automotive Engineering - Detroit Editor

AVL Powertrain Engineering - Electrification Account Manager

AVL Powertrain Engineering - Project Engineer II

AVL Powertrain Engineering - Sr. Project Engineer- Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

AVL Powertrain Engineering - Technical Specialist / Group Lead – Systems

Bloomberg - Auto-industry reporter

Booz Allen Hamilton - Lead Associate Cyber Strategist

Booz Allen Hamilton - Principal

Booz Allen Hamilton - Senior Associate

Bordrin Motor Corporation - Director Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Bordrin Motor Corporation - President - North America

BorgWarner - Technical Specialist

Bosch - Application Engineer

Bosch - Customer Project Leader

Bosch - Marketing

Bose Corporation - Marketing Program Manager

Car Connectivity Consortium - President & Executive Director

CarMax - Director, Business Development

Changan US R&D Center - Senior Intelligent Vehicle Engineer

Cisco Jasper - Global Head of Connected Car

Connected Strategy Advisors - CEO & Managing Director

Connected Strategy Advisors - Director of Client Solutions & Services

Covisint - Account Executive

Covisint - Chief Security Officer

Covisint - Director

Cummins - IT Leader

Cummins - Marketing Specialist

Cypress Semiconductor - Director, Strategic Product Development

Danlaw Inc - Inside Sales Manager – Connected Car

Delphi - Global Market Analyst

Detroit Free Press - Automotive reporter

Dow Electrical - Marketing Director

Ducker - Board Chairman and Managing Principal

Elektrobit - Manager

Elektrobit - Marketing North America

Elektrobit - Sales Manager

Elektrobit - Senior Project Manager

Elektrobit - Senior Software Engineer

Elektrobit - Vice President Connected Car

EnGIS Technologies - Manager

EnGIS Technologies - Principal Research Engineer

EnGIS Technologies - Vice President

eyeSight - VP Automotive

FBI Detroit Cyber Squad - Special Agent

FCA Group - Business Analyst

FCA Group - Gr.Cherokee Product Planning Mgr.

FCA Group - International Features and Technology Manager

FCA Group - International Product & Infotainment Planning Specialist

FCA Group - Manager UX - Fusion Studio

FCA Group - Manager, B2C Data Services

FCA Group - Mobile Marketing Manager

FCA Group - Mopar Marketing Manager - CRM and Future Programs

FCA Group - Uconnect Marketing Manager

FEV - Business Development Engineer

FEV - Manager Business Development

FEV - Program Manager

FEV - Vice President - Electronics

Flex - Marketing

Flex - Marketing Specialist

Flex - Product Planning

Ford Motor Company - AppLink Systems Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Autonomous Consumer Strategy

Ford Motor Company - Autonomous Vehicle - Continuous Integration Developer

Ford Motor Company - Autonomous Vehicle Upstream Program Manager

Ford Motor Company - Business & Technology Integration Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Connected Vehicle Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Connected Vehicle Carrier Planning

Ford Motor Company - Connected Vehicle Portfolio Manager

Ford Motor Company - Connected Vehicle Strategic Specialist

Ford Motor Company - Connectivity Planning Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Cross Vehicle Marketing Manager

Ford Motor Company - Global Advanced Product Marketing Manager

Ford Motor Company - Global Advanced Technology Manager

Ford Motor Company - Global Data Insight & Analytics

Ford Motor Company - Global Director, Automotive Safety Office

Ford Motor Company - Global Product Planning and Strategy

Ford Motor Company - In Vehicle Software Update Supervisor

Ford Motor Company - Innovation Engineer

Ford Motor Company - iOS Developer

Ford Motor Company - IT Emerging Tech Research

Ford Motor Company - IT Integration Analyst

Ford Motor Company - IT Project Manager- Connected Consumer

Ford Motor Company - Manager, Automotive Safety Rulemaking & Policy

Ford Motor Company - Manager, Vehicle Design & Technologies

Ford Motor Company - Metrologist

Ford Motor Company - Mobility Solutions IT Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Network Carrier Planner

Ford Motor Company - Portfolio Analyst

Ford Motor Company - Principal Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Product Development Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Research Engineer- Electrical Architecture

Ford Motor Company - Research Supervisor, Advanced Connected Features

Ford Motor Company - Senior Architect

Ford Motor Company - Software Engineer, Voice Attributes Research

Ford Motor Company - Solution Architect

Ford Motor Company - Technical Expert - MBD & SW Architecture

Ford Motor Company - UX Research Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Vehicle Architecture Engineer

Ford Motor Company - Vehicle Integration Engineer

General Motors - Active Safety Connectivity Systems Engineer

General Motors - Engineering Manager, Innovation Insertion & Monet

General Motors - Future Mobility Strategy Manager

General Motors - Global Integration Specialist - Connected Vehicle

General Motors - Industrial Engineering

General Motors - Lab Group Manager

General Motors - Locations Systems Engineer

General Motors - Manager - Public Policy

General Motors - Manager - Technology Intelligence

General Motors - Product Manager

General Motors - Senior Software Engineer

General Motors - System Engineer - APP Framework

General Motors - Technical Specialist

General Motors - Technology Intelligence Analyst

GENIVI - Marketing Manager

Green Hills Software - Automotive FAE

Green Hills Software - Director - Automotive Business Development

Green Hills Software - Senior Automotive FAE

Green Hills Software - Vice President Business Development

Harman Automotive Inc - Director Business Development Cybersecurity North America

Hella Ventures - Advisor

Henry Ford Health System - Software Manager

Hyundai Motor Company - Manager

Infineon - Product Marketing Cybersecurity

Intertek - Director

Kantar - Head of Automotive North America

Kennesaw State University - Board of Industry Advisors

Kotra - Marketing Manager

L&T Technology Services - Vice President

Magna International - Senior Manager

Mapbox - Auto Business Lead

Michigan Department of Transportation - Connected Vehicle Specialist

Navigant - Senior Research Analyst

OCTO Telematics - Director of Sales

OCTO Telematics - North America Operations Director

Ola - Senior Director & Head of Ola Play

ON Semiconductor - Sr. Manager Automotive

OnBoard Security - Director Automotive Business Development

P3 Group - Principal - Engineering Solutions

Panasonic Automotive Systems America - VP Product Planning, Strategy and Innovation

Panasonic Automotive - Marketing & Communications Intern

Panasonic Automotive - Senior Sales Manager

Rambus Inc. - Sr. Director, Partnerships

Rane Holdings - Business Development

Renesas - Software Engineer

Repairer Driven News - Editorial Content Director

Ricardo - VP Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Robert Bosch LLC - Director

Röchling Automotive - General Manager Innovation and Business Development

Röchling Automotive - President

Roland Berger - Partner

Roush Industries - VP

SAE International - Product Manager & Content Acquistion Lead

Scania - Senior Engineer

SF Motors - Director, Autonomous and New Energy Vehicle Research

SF Motors - Senior Business Analyst

Stafford House - student

Strategy Analytics - Associate Director Global Automotive Practice

TASS International - Director Sales & Marketing

TASS International - Sales Manager

The Detroit News - Automotive Writer

The Hackett Group - Director

The Quell Group - Senior Account Director

Theis Communications - Principal

TomTom - Director Sales

TomTom - Senior Management Assistant

TomTom - Senior Manager Sales

TomTom - Senior Marketing Manager

TomTom - Senior Product Manager

TomTom - Strategic Manager Product Marketing Maps

TomTom - Vice President Sales

TomTom - Vice President Sales LATAM

Toyota - Engineer

Toyota - Safety Technology Manager

Toyota - Senior Vice President - Unit Function

TrustPoint Innovation Technologies Ltd. - VP of Business Development-Automotive

TTM Technologies - Executive Account Manager

TTM Technologies - Global Account Manager

TTM Technologies - President, AMI&I BU

UAW-Ford - Digital Analyst

University of Michigan - Program Manager

University of Michigan - Project Manager

US Environmental Protection Agency - Engineer

Valeo - Business Development Manager

Valeo - Vehicle Communications Specialist

Volkswagen Group of America - Content Development Manager

Volkswagen Group of America - Director Connected Services

Volkswagen Group of America - Government Relations

Wind River - Business Development, Connected Vehicle Solutions

Wind River - Chief Automotive Architect, Connected Vehicle Solutions

Yazaki North America - Engineering Manager

Tickets | $795*

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


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