A growing number of industry speakers are preparing to participate in the upcoming automotiveIT International conference, which will take place in Atlanta, GA, May 21-23.
The event, which has as its motto “IT in the driving seat: Developing an agile automotive industry,” will bring together automotive and IT executives for two days of presentations and discussions that will focus on the digital tools that are key in the transformation of the car industry.
Key sessions include a progress report on that transformation; a perspective on the 21st century evolution of the car; the outlook for car retailing in the digital era; and the search for new automotive business models.
Experts will also discuss the merits of new cloud-based connected applications and the security risks inherent in connecting cars and factories. And they will answer questions on the automotive relevance of new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and augmented and virtual reality.
Companies that will send senior executives to speak in Atlanta include Porsche, ZF, Faurecia, Schaeffler, Tenneco, Cox Automotive, Microsoft and Oracle.
Speakers such as Porsche North America CIO Tom Roach, Schaeffler Group Americas CIO Shoukat Ali Bhamani and Faurecia CIO Rene Deist will offer insights into the digital transformation of their companies and the ways they are enabling the new mobility that is taking shape. Vikas Krishna, vice president, digital strategy, at ZF, will do the same for the large southern German automotive supplier group.
Ben Patel, CTO of Tenneco, will explain how the suspension and emissions specialist is rolling out new smart products and systems that will help define tomorrow’s cars.
And Mike Burgiss, vice president digital retailing at Cox Automotive, will provide an inside look into the evolving car sales landscape.
The conference offers a mix of big-picture perspectives and practical examples of new information-technology implementations. Sanjay Ravi, general manager, automotive and discrete manufacturing industry at Microsoft, will offer his insights, as will Eric Jillard, head of automotive industry at the World Economic Forum.
Roger Lanctot, director automotive connected mobility for consultants Strategy Analytics, will present his views on the key trends in today’s connected-car world, while Grayson Brulte, who advises the City of Beverly Hills on alternative mobility concepts, will provide practical examples of new transportation initiatives.
The automotiveIT International conference builds on the successful events hosted over the past 10 years in Germany and London. Moreover, the Atlanta conference, is co-located with The Supply Chain Conference, which is staged each year by sister publication Automotive Logistics.
More information on the Atlanta automotiveIT International conference is at www.automotiveITconference.com.