Automotive Redefined:
Technology Showcase

January 26-27, 2021, Virtual Event

On the road toward digital transformation, the auto industry has arrived at the intersection of technology and opportunity. Join us for a timely two-day digital event showcasing the very latest advances and trends in connected car technology.

Keynote

On the road toward digital transformation, the auto industry has arrived at the intersection of technology and opportunity. Join Qualcomm Incorporated’s CEO Elect Cristiano Amon, Nakul Duggal, SVP & GM of Qualcomm Technologies, Automotive, and Dean Brenner, SVP, Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy, as they kick-off and host Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase—a timely two-day digital event showcasing the very latest advances and trends in connected car technology.

Dan Nicholson

Vice President, Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronic Hardware
General Motors

Dan Nicholson was appointed General Motors vice president, Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronic Hardware in January 2019. He is responsible for all electrified propulsion products including batteries and electric drive units. He is also responsible for all electronic control systems and strategies, software and associated electronic hardware for all General Motors products globally. Prior to that, Dan was General Motors vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. In that role he was responsible for all propulsion products including engines, transmissions, fuel cells, electric drive units and batteries.

Nicholson began his General Motors career as a co-op student at Buick Motor Division in 1982. He has an extensive background in product engineering at GM and has progressed through a series of leadership positions including director of controller integration, director of engine calibration, chief engineer for V-8 engines, managing director of GM Powertrain-Germany GmbH, executive director for global powertrain embedded controls, vice president of Global Quality and vice president of Global Powertrain.

Nicholson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Nicholson is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan. He is an SAE Fellow, past president of the Engineering Society of Detroit, chair of the Trustees for the SAE Foundation, past president of FISITA and was recognized as a 2019 Automotive News All-Star.

Jan Carlson

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board
Veoneer, Inc.

Mr. Carlson, age 60, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Veoneer, Inc. since April 2018, and as its Chairman since June 2018.

Mr. Carlson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Autoliv, Inc., from 2007 through June 2018 and has been Chairman of its board since May 2014. He joined Autoliv in 1999 as President of Autoliv Electronics and held that position until April 2005, when he became Vice President of Engineering of Autoliv and a member of that company’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Carlson was elected to the Board of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson in February 2017.

In addition, Mr. Carlson served on the board of directors of BorgWarner Inc., a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide, between 2010-2020. He also served on the board of Trelleborg AB from 2013 through 2017, and served on the board of directors of Zenuity AB, a privat joint venture owened 50-50 by Veoneer Inc. and Volvo Car Corporation, between April 2017 and June 2018.

Prior to Veoneer, Mr. Carlson was President of Saab Combitech, a division within Saab aircraft group specializing in commercializing military technologies.

Mr. Carlson has a Master of Science degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Linköping, Sweden. He also received an honorary doctor degree from Linköping University in May 2018.

Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase Agenda

Tuesday, January 26th

7:00 - 8:00 am PT

Keynote

On the road toward digital transformation, the auto industry has arrived at the intersection of technology and opportunity. Join Qualcomm Incorporated’s CEO Elect & President Cristiano Amon and Nakul Duggal, SVP & GM, Automotive as they kick-off and host Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase.

8:00 - 8:30 am PT

Technologies Transforming the Auto Industry and Driving Development of Next-Gen Vehicles

 

Executive Fireside Chat with Nakul Duggal (SVP & GM, Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.) and Patrick Moorhead (Founder, President and Principal Analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy)

New technologies, such as 4G and 5G connectivity, have caused mass disruption in the automotive industry. Coupled with user demands, such as virtually always-connected digital cabins for infotainment, real-time navigation and entertainment, as well as new business models like shared ownership, robo-taxis and autonomous vehicles, the automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation. Qualcomm Technologies is helping automakers and suppliers adapt to today’s new environment and bring modern vehicles to market through its robust suite of interconnected technology solutions.

Join Patrick Moorhead, Founder, President and Principal Analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy, as he discusses these trends with Nakul Duggal, SVP & GM, Automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and the future of the automotive industry and how automakers, suppliers and OEMs can best adapt to these changing market dynamics.

Track 1 Panels:

8:30 –9:00 am PT                                                                                                                                   

5G Telematics: How 5G Connectivity Is Expected to Advance Us Into the Next Generation of Mobility

Moderator: Sheri Willey (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
Panelists: Hajong Sung (LGE), Norbert Muhrer (Quectel), and Siva Veerepalli (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)

From a technology perspective, 5G should bring many new capabilities to the connected car, providing scalable connectivity to support a variation of automotive requirements. These capabilities include extreme broadband, ultra-low latency, enhancements to infrastructure and pedestrian safety, and more. The development of 5G infrastructure and the FCC’s support for using portions of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for C-V2X technology is accelerating the proliferation of connected car technology that reduces fatalities. By 2035, 5G is expected to enable over $2.4 trillion in economic output across the broader automotive sector -- almost 20% of the projected global impact of 5G. (Source: IHS Markit Report, 2019). Listen in on leaders and influencers from the automotive ecosystem as they discuss how 5G is ‘mission critical’ to the industry and how it can transform this domain segment with its support of expanded connectivity needed to support new services and user experiences, as well as help address challenges in transportation and safety.​​​

9:00 – 9:30 am PT

In-Vehicle Infotainment: Future of the Cockpit

Moderator: Sam Abuelsamid (Guidehouse Insights)
Panelists: Stefan Buerkle (Bosch), Matt Cole (Visteon), Stefan Butz (BMW), and Shyam Krishnamurthy (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)

The technology revolution in computing and connectivity is driving an unprecedented amount of innovation in the automotive industry. We are seeing new and highly advanced technologies not only playing a major role in the car of the future, but in also creating robust and premium in-vehicle experiences consumers now expect. These advanced technologies will continue to be at the core of the automotive industry’s future, powering key trends that are shaping the future of the digital cockpit, including contextual safety and smarter navigation, as well as rich visual and highly intuitive and personalized experiences through the support of Artificial Intelligence, which also supports predictive active and passive safety systems, and automated technologies helping to advance the levels of autonomy. Join us as we discuss the importance of these technologies and how our ecosystem stays ahead of these trends, as well as the increasing interdependence of technology leaders and automakers.

9:30 – 10:00 am PT

Software Defined Car

Moderator: Bill Pinnell (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)
Panelists: Gregor Zetsche (MBition GmbH), Peter Virk (JLR), Julien Battiston (Renault Software Labs), and Patrick Brady (Google)

Leaders within the Automotive Software ecosystem will be discussing the development of software platform solutions that cater to multiple tiers of vehicle that use connectivity to ensure continued user engagement through the lifetime of the vehicle and how applications will evolve that use state of the art artificial intelligence and machine learning features to further enrich the user experience.

Track 2 Panels:                                 8:30 – 9:00 am PT

ADAS to Autonomous Driving: Addressing Complexity and Scalability

Moderator: Pete Bigelow (Automotive News)
Panelists: Gary Bandurski (GM), Giusseppe Rosso (Veoneer), Joachim Mathes (Valeo), and Jeremiah Golston (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)

The increase of complexity of development for ADAS and autonomous driving solutions are rapidly occurring as systems scale up from basic active-safety functions, and where more technology innovation is needed to make better systems. This is causing stakeholders to change their approach to meet the new reality. Through the development of the Snapdragon Ride platform, Qualcomm Technologies has proven the ability to unlock scalability for the industry that can provide equal access to safe and more comfortable driving experiences to any vehicle across any segment. Join us as we discuss the potential of scalable autonomous mobility and the impact this level of democratization would have for key automotive players and consumers alike.

9:00 – 9:30 am PT

Acceleration of Automotive Technologies in China

Moderator: Kevin Li (Strategy Analytics)
Panelists: Dexuan Cai (GreatWall), Kai Wang (Li Auto), Li Zhuang (Megatronix), and Lei Xian (Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.)

China has nearly one in four of all of the vehicles sold in the world today. While China’s automotive market is now maturing following an extraordinary period of growth in car sales, the future holds manufacturing possibilities like nowhere else in the world. China’s focus on disruptive technologies such as autonomous, intelligent connected and alternative fuel vehicles means there is real potential for it to lead the transformation of the global automotive market. Join us as we discuss China’s automotive sector today, and the opportunities for international partners, changing retail models, innovation acceleration, etc.

 

 

 

Day 1 Evening Replay
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PT: Keynote
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm PT: Executive Fireside Chat: Technologies Transforming the Auto Industry and Driving Development of Next-Gen Vehicles

Track 1 Panels
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm PT: How 5G Connectivity Is Expected to Advance Us Into the Next Generation of Mobility
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm PT: In-Vehicle Infotainment: Future of the Cockpit
9:30 pm – 10:00 pm PT: Software Defined Car

Track 2 Panels
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm PT: ADAS to Autonomous Driving: Addressing Complexity and Scalability
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm PT: Acceleration of Automotive Technologies in China

 

 

Wednesday, January 27th

Track 1 Deep Dives:

7:00 – 7:30 am PT

4G LTE and 5G Global Momentum for Connected Cars
Vivek Khanna; Sheri Willey Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

7:30 – 8:00 am PT

The Digital Cockpit Revolutionized
Vasanth Waran Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

8:00 – 8:30 am PT

Qualcomm® Automotive Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Solutions
 Gajinder Vij, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

8:30 – 9:00 am PT

GNSS-Based Positioning Solutions
Lars Boeryd, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Track 2 Deep Dives:

7:00 – 7:30 am PT

ADAS and Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ Platform
 Anshuman Saxena, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

7:30 – 8:00 am PT

Veoneer: Perception and Drive Policy Software Technology
Salah Hadi, Veoneer

8:00 – 8:30 am PT

C-V2X Deployment: Continuing the Momentum in 2021 – Jim Misener, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
C-V2X Spectrum Policy Update - Dean Brenner, Qualcomm

8:30 – 9:00 am PT

The Future-Proof Car: Qualcomm® Car-to-Cloud Platform
Nimish Shrivastava, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

 

 

 

Day 2 Evening Replay
Track 1 Deep Dives
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm PT: 4G LTE and 5G Global Momentum for Connected Cars
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm PT: The Digital Cockpit Revolutionized
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm PT: Qualcomm® Automotive Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Solutions
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm PT: GNSS-based positioning solutions

Track 2 Deep Dives
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm PT: ADAS and Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ Platform
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm PT: Veoneer
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm PT: C-V2X deployment: continuing the momentum in 2021
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm PT: The future-proof car: Qualcomm® Car-to-Cloud Platform

FAQs

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  • Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later
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  • 200MB of hard drive space
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Mac

  • Operating Systems OS 10.9 or later
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 200 MB hard drive space

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