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Genivi is hosting "OpenAutomotive '15," a two-day conference focusing on cybersecurity issues in the auto industry. The event will take place in Stuttgart April 21-22. The main conference day is April 22nd.

Genivi is a non-profit industry alliance of automakers and their suppliers. The group drives the broad adoption of open-source in-vehicle infotainment software.

In Stuttgart, the Genivi event will have as its theme "Cyber Security ”“ Protecting the Connected Vehicle." Industry executives and European Union officials will discuss issues such as cyber security and smart device integration, collaboration between carmakers, service providers and regulators, and connected-car vulnerability in general.

The conference will feature standalone addresses as well as more focused panel discussions.

Speakers include Fabien Hernandez, infotainment software architect at PSA/Peugeot-Citroen; Javier Vazques, senior IT security engineer at Tesla Motors; Mafijul Islam, technology specialist at Volvo Trucks; and Florent Frederix, principal administrator, trust and security unit, in the EU's directorate-general for communications networks.

More information on "OpenAutomotive '15" is available at

NOTE: As a media partner of this conference, automotiveIT international is holding a limited number of discounted tickets. If you wish to join us, please contact Nina Sauer at