Highlights in 2017

Mobility Revolutions and New Business Models in the Automotive Industry: Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel is the director and founder of the independent Center of Automotive Management (CAM) at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach. His main research topics are innovation trends and performance dynamics of the automotive industry. After completing his studies in political science and later earning his doctorate, Bratzel worked in and around the auto industry. Among other positions, he has held posts as a project manager at the Daimler subsidiary smart, as program manager, Project Line Automotive at the Telefonica/Sonera subsidiary Group3G, and as the head of Business Development Automotive at PTV. Since April 2004, he has worked as a senior lecturer and course program director for automotive management at the University of Applied Sciences in Bergisch Gladbach (Cologne area).

In his presentation, Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel will show us how mobility revolutions can enable new business models and will give us three examples of such revolutions. He will also explore how future smart mobility services can be monetized as well the current status of the smart mobility ecosystem, from leaders, fast followers and the latecomers too. Moreover, he will look at the main data players and the battle in this market among the OEMS.

V2X in Autonomous Vehicles, L4+

Research Engineer
BMW Group Research and Technology
2007 – Present

Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics
Recommender Systems
Intelligent Transport Systems and Future Mobility Services

Mobile Social Interaction
User Experience Engineering

Will Robotaxis turn our mobility system upside down? – Estimating the usage potential of autonomous car sharing and pooling systems in Germany and the U.S.

Dr. Peter Phleps is a senior researcher and futurist at the Institute for Mobility Research (ifmo), a research facility of the BMW Group. He has a doctoral degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Technische Universität München (TUM). Before joining ifmo he worked as a Research Associate at the TUM Institute of Aircraft Design, where he focused on the combination of scenario analysis and technology evaluation, applied for different aspects of the air transport system.

At ifmo he deals with future developments and challenges relating to mobility across all modes of transport, with automobility being only one aspect among many. Taking on an international perspective, ifmo's activities focus on social science and sociopolitical, economic and ecological issues, but also extend to cultural questions related to the key challenges facing the future of mobility.

Autonomous Driving: Technical and Business Challenges

Since Oct. 2016 Continental AG (Regensburg, Germany), Senior Vice President, Head of Interior Strategy & Business Development Mobility Services; 2014: Continental AG (Regensburg, Germany), Senior Vice President, Head of Interior Division Strategy & Transactions; 2010: Continental Japan (Yokohama, Japan), President Business Unit Body & Security Asian OEM ; 2007: Continental Korea (Seoul, South Korea), Interior Division Korea – Vice President, Chairman of Carnes (Development JV with Hyundai), Liaison Officer for Hyundai Autonet; 2005: SIEMENS VDO Automotive (Shanghai, China), Head of Corporate Strategy Asia Pacific – Vice President; 2004: SIEMENSAG (Munich, Germany), Executive Assistant to the Board of Siemens AG; 2002: SIEME NS VDO Automotive GmbH (Vienna, Austria; Managing Director, Body & Security Tier 1 customers; 2000: SIEMENS VDO Automotive Corp. (Detroit, MI, USA), Director Chassis Electronic NAFTA (ABS/ESP/suspension/ steering); 1997: SIEMENS Automotive GmbH (Vienna, Austria), Program Manager for customer projects; 1992: SIEMENS Automotive GmbH (Vienna, Austria), Project Manager for Generic Development & Serial Introduction; 1991: Ericsson, Telecommunication, (Vienna, Austria), National standardizations of the digital communication standard GSM

Next Generation Car Users and the Future of Mobility in an Autonomous World

Swamy Kotagiri was named Chief Technology Officer of Magna International in January 2014. In this role, Kotagiri is globally responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s innovation and new product strategy and development, at a corporate level as well as in conjunction with Magna’s operating units. In early 2013, Swamy was appointed Executive Vice President corporate engineering and research & development functions. Kotagiri has more than 22 years of industry experience and previously served in various engineering leadership positions at Cosma International, a Magna operating unit. He was responsible for innovation strategy development as well as the launch and execution of new technologies in Cosma’s manufacturing divisions while serving as Executive Vice President of global engineering and R&D starting in 2008 and Director of R&D prior to that.
Before joining Cosma, Kotagiri was a structural engineer at General Motors. Kotagiri has a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University with a specialization in materials and structural engineering. He has more than 12 patents to his credit in automotive product and process design, and has memberships with the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Engineering Society of Detroit.

Building An Open Ecosystem for Connected Services: The Scania One Journey

Connectivity and digitalisation are disruptive technologies that change traditional industries and enable growth and development of new business models. Connected vehicles create new business opportunities in the transport industry.

Mr Callenryd works with and manages Scania´s connectivity strategy, and identifies business innovation and possible future direction, based on a deep knowledge and understanding of the Scania business network, the transport company and the Transport eco-system. Combined with the possibility from digital technology and modularised services concepts. Making Scania ready for the future digital business landscape, leading the shift to sustainable transport system.
Scania Connected Services & Solutions empowers Scania and Scania customer with new tools to improve their efficiency, reducing cost, and improving earnings.  Scania have more than 250 000 connected vehicles with active services usage and it´s a fast expanding business area.

Business Evolution of the Automated Truck Platooning Ecosystem & Services

The world does not need another car company. It needs a different one. Qoros Automotive Co. Ltd. was founded in 2007. Qoros develops vehicles that are differentiated in their design, safety, and connected services and that exhibit international standards of quality. In the growing Chinese automobile market, Qoros has an exceptional position, with a brand identity and product positioning that is clearly distinguishable from domestic car manufacturers and international joint ventures. The first production model Qoros 3 Sedan was launched at the end of 2013. The Qoros 3 Hatch was launched in June 2014 and the Qoros 3 City SUV followed six months later. Qoros will continue to expand its model family to broaden its appeal and meet the needs of different customers.

Speaker 2017

Speakers of the co-located Auto.AI 2017

Speaker Panel 2016

Best practice sharing and project evaluation

Working out Loud is one of the main credos act! 2017 features. TOP speakers and experienced early adopters are shaping the schedule. While we are connecting different levels of experience and structures from diverse industry backgrounds, our agenda builds on the whole range of perspectives covering the most critical challenges in the connected driving and automotive telematics landscape.

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