EVENT

Nov. 28-29

KPMG's 9th Annual Automotive Executive Forum - 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles, CA

  • Overview
  • Faces of the forum
  • Agenda
  • Speakers

Overview

The automotive and transportation industries are on the cusp of revolutionary change from the competitive landscape to how we interact with vehicles. Join us for a lively debate and discussion of the future state of the industry from self-driving cars and vehicle connectivity to the profound impact on the industry and society. The timing may be faster than you think!


 

Location

Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Note: KPMG is unable to validate parking, but there is plenty of parking at the LA Convention Center.

 

Faces of the forum

Learn more about last year’s event

Agenda

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Winning the race for the customer
George Blankenship, Former Executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc.
10:15– 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Autonomous vehicle regulation: What the future holds
Moderator: Brian Heckler, National Sector Leader for Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Dr. Stephen Zoepf, Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research, Stanford
Robbie Diamond, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Securing America's Future Energy
Miriam Chaum, Head of Public Policy, Self-Driving Cars, UBER
Todd Boppell, Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Manufacturers
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Managing technology risk in an evolving automotive industry
Moderator: Danny Le, Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Jason Cook, Vice President, Business Development and Customer Success, SafeGraph
Henry Bzeih, Chief Technology Officer, Flex
Colin Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
Mike Krajecki, Director, Emerging Technology Risk, KPMG in the U.S.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Fast-tracking driverless car technology
Dr. Karl Iagnemma, President, Aptiv Automated Mobility
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
A reporter's perspective on the automotive and transportation industries
Moderator: Manuel Goncalves, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Sharon Silke Carty, Mobility Editor, Automotive News
Tim Higgins, Technology and Automotive Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Graham Warwick, Technology Managing Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology
Jack Stewart, Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine
3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Visit the LA Auto Show Floor
Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Executive Breakfast
Moderator: Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Vicki Poponi, Vice President of Auto Sales Operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Lilly Shoup, Senior Director of Transportation, Lyft
Melinda Yee Franklin, Managing Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, Western Region, United Airlines
Mary Beth Campbell, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Caltech
Brianne Wiese, Managing Director, Audit, and LA KPMG Network for Women Co-Champion, KPMG in the U.S.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome Back
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
9:10 – 9:30 a.m.
Reshaping the way people experience transportation
Bijit Halder, Chief Executive Officer, drive.ai
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
How autonomous delivery vehicles will transform our world
Moderator: Tom Mayor, National Strategy Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Todd Dubner, Principal, Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
Bala Lakshman, Managing Director, Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
Katherine Black, Principal, Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Start-up and investment trends in mobility
Dr. John Suh, Vice President and Founding Director, Hyundai CRADLE
Jan Beke, Enterprise Director and Commercial Lead, Quid
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Reinventing the wheel: AutoTech Council Start-up Review
Moderator: Derek Kerton, Founder, AutoTech Council
Panelists:
Emmanuele Spera, CEO, NEXT Future Transportation Inc.
Bert Fransis, Senior Product Director, Arbe Robotics
Maha Achour, Founder & CEO, Metawave Corporation
Chang Yuan, Cofounder & CEO, Foresight AI Inc.
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Adapting transportation and infrastructure for a driverless future
Moderator: Ted Hamer, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Don Hunt, Managing Director, Mobility Choice Blueprint
Zachary Wasserman, Head of Global Business Development, Via
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Solving the multigenerational workforce puzzle
Moderator: Brock Solano, Director, People and Change, KPMG in the U.S.
Keynote speaker: Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Cofounder, BridgeWorks
3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
3:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Visit the LA Auto Show Floor

Speakers

2018 keynote speakers

George Blankenship

George Blankenship

Former Executive, Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc.

Dr. Karl Iagnemma

Dr. Karl Iagnemma

President, Aptiv Automated Mobility

Lynne Lancaster

Lynne Lancaster

Generational Expert and Cofounder, BridgeWorks

Dr. John Suh

Dr. John Suh

Vice President and Founding Director, Hyundai CRADLE

 

Additional speakers

Maha Achour

Maha Achour

Founder & CEO, Metawave Corporation

Jan Beke

Jan Beke

Enterprise Director and Commercial Lead, Quid

Katherine Black

Katherine Black

Principal, Corporate Strategy, KPMG (US)

+1 212-954-1978
Todd Boppell

Todd Boppell

Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Manufacturers

Henry Bzeih

Henry Bzeih

Senior Vice President, Global CTO, Flex Automotive

Mary Beth Campbell

Mary Beth Campbell

Director of Corporate Partnerships, Caltech

Sharon Silke Carty

Sharon Silke Carty

Mobility Editor, Automotive News

Miriam Chaum

Miriam Chaum

Head of Public Policy for Self-Driving Cars, Uber

Jason Cook

Jason Cook

Vice President, Business Development and Customer Success, SafeGraph

Colin Singh Dhillon

Colin Singh Dhillon

Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA)

Robbie Diamond

Robbie Diamond

President and Owner, Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE)

Todd Dubner

Todd Dubner

Principal, Corporate Strategy, KPMG (US)

+1 212-954-7359
Bert  Fransis

Bert Fransis

Senior Product Director, Arbe Robotics

Manuel Goncalves

Manuel Goncalves

Executive Director, Corporate Communications, KPMG (US)

+1 201-307-7735
Terry Grayson-Caprio

Terry Grayson-Caprio

Partner, Audit and Inclusion & Diversity Leader for Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG (US)

+1 864-250-2708
Bijit Halder

Bijit Halder

Chief Executive Officer, drive.ai

Ted Hamer

Ted Hamer

Managing Director, Global Infrastructure, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-2856
Brian Heckler

Brian Heckler

National Sector Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-2693
Tim Higgins

Tim Higgins

Technology and Automotive Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Don Hunt

Don Hunt

Managing Director, Mobility Choice Blueprint

Constance Hunter

Constance Hunter

Chief Economist, KPMG (US)

+1 212-954-3396
Derek Kerton

Derek Kerton

Founder, AutoTech Council

Bala Lakshman

Bala Lakshman

Managing Director, Strategy, KPMG (US)

+1 214-840-4005
Danny Le

Danny Le

Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG (US)

+1 213-430-2139
Tom Mayor

Tom Mayor

National Strategy Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG (US)

+1 216-875-8061
Vicki Poponi

Vicki Poponi

Vice President, Auto Sales Operations , American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Seleta J. Reynolds

Seleta J. Reynolds

General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Lilly Shoup

Lilly Shoup

Senior Director, Transportation Policy , Lyft

+1 213-986-6797
Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-1916
Brock Solano

Brock Solano

Director, KPMG (US)

+1 858-750-7063
Dr. Emmanuele Spera

Dr. Emmanuele Spera

CEO, NEXT Future Transportation Inc.

Jack Stewart

Jack Stewart

Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine

Zachary Wasserman

Zachary Wasserman

Head of Global Business Development, Via

Brianne Wiese

Brianne Wiese

Managing Director, Audit, KPMG (US)

+1 213-533-3086
Melinda Yee Franklin

Melinda Yee Franklin

Managing Director, Corporate and Government Affairs, Western Region, United Airlines

Chang Yuan

Chang Yuan

CEO & Co-founder, Foresight AI

Dr. Stephen Zoepf

Dr. Stephen Zoepf

Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research, Stanford

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