KPMG's 9th Annual Automotive Executive Forum post-event hub
KPMG's 9th Annual Automotive Executive Forum post-event hub
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Nov. 28-29, 2018

KPMG's 9th Annual Automotive Executive Forum post-event hub

LA Auto Show | Los Angeles, CA

  • Overview
  • Agenda and session recaps
  • Speakers
  • Videos
  • Presentations

Overview

KPMG’s 9th Annual Automotive Executive Forum at the LA Auto Show, hosted by the KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center, took place November 28-29 in Los Angeles. It brought together over 250 of the top academic minds and industry luminaries across the automotive and transportation ecosystem to debate and discuss the biggest opportunities and challenges impacting the future of the industry. The automotive and transportation industries are on the cusp of revolutionary change from the competitive landscape to how we interact with vehicles. The timing may be faster than you think!

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Agenda and session recaps

Agenda and session recaps

For a recap on each session, please click on the session titles below.
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am  Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome & opening remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
9:15 am - 10:15 am Winning the race for the customer
George Blankenship, Former Executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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 am – 12:30 pm

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 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Fast-tracking driverless car technology
Dr. Karl Iagnemma, President, Aptiv Automated Mobility
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm A reporter's perspective on the automotive and transportation industries
Moderator: 
Manuel Goncalves, Former 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 pm Closing remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Visit the LA Auto Show floor


Thursday, November 29, 2018

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Women’s executive breakfast
Moderator
: Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.

Keynote speaker: Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Panelists:
Vicki Poponi, Vice President of Auto Sales Operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration & continental breakfast

9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome back
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
9:10 am – 9:30 am Reshaping the way people experience transportation
Bijit Halder, Chief Executive Officer, drive.ai
9:30 am – 10:30 am 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 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:45  am 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 am – 12:45 pm 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 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm 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 pm – 3:45 pm 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 pm Closing remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
3:45 pm – 6:00 pm Visit the LA Auto Show floor

Speakers

2018 keynote speakers

George Blankenship

George Blankenship

Former Executive, Tesla Motors and Apple Computer

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 CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company

 

2018 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, 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

Editor in Chief, Car and Driver Magazine

Miriam Chaum

Miriam Chaum

Head of Public Policy for Self-Driving Cars, Uber

Jason Cook

Jason Cook

VP, Business Development, SafeGraph

Colin Singh Dhillon

Colin Singh Dhillon

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

Robbie Diamond

Robbie Diamond

Founder, President and CEO, Securing America’s Future Energy

Todd Dubner

Todd Dubner

Principal, Strategy, KPMG US

+1 212-954-7359
Bert  Fransis

Bert Fransis

Senior Product Director, Arbe Robotics

Manny Goncalves

Manny Goncalves

Former Executive Director, Corporate Communications, KPMG US

Terry Grayson-Caprio

Terry Grayson-Caprio

Partner, Audit and Inclusion & Diversity Leader, KPMG US

+1 864-250-2708
Bijit Halder

Bijit Halder

Chief Executive Officer, Drive.ai

Ted Hamer

Ted Hamer

Managing Director, 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 L  Hunter

Constance L Hunter

Chief Economist, KPMG US

+1 212-954-3396
Derek Kerton

Derek Kerton

Chairman, 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 Mfg., 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

Partner, Deal Advisory & National Automotive Industry Leader, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1916
Brock Solano

Brock Solano

Director, People & Change, KPMG US

+1 858-750-7063
Dr. Emmanuele Spera

Dr. Emmanuele Spera

CEO, NEXT Future Transportation Inc.

Jack Stewart

Jack Stewart

Senior Reporter, Marketplace by APM

Zachary Wasserman

Zachary Wasserman

Head of Global Business Development, Via

Graham Warwick

Graham Warwick

Technology Managing Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Brianne Wiese

Brianne Wiese

Managing Director, Audit, KPMG US

+1 213-533-3086
Melinda Yee Franklin

Melinda Yee Franklin

Managing Director, Corporate & Government Affairs, United Airlines

Chang Yuan

Chang Yuan

CEO & Co-founder, Foresight AI

Dr. Stephen Zoepf

Dr. Stephen Zoepf

Executive Director, Center for Automotive Research, Stanford University

Videos

Fueling the future

The mobility revolution we’re experiencing today is changing the way consumers are using transportation.

What were the most pressing issues at last year’s LA Auto Show?

Hear from KPMG’s Brian Heckler on all of the latest trends and themes being discussed at the 2018 LA Auto Show.

How will autonomous vehicles evolve in 2019?

Hear KPMG’s Gary Silberg thoughts on how he sees autonomous vehicles evolving in 2019.

The impact of autonomy and mobility on infrastructure

Listen to KPMG’s Gary Silberg as he discusses how autonomy is going to impact our infrastructure in the future.

Is same minute shopping going to become our reality?

Hear KPMG’s Gary Silberg share his thoughts on how autonomous delivery will impact consumer behavior and shopping trends.

How will autonomous delivery affect car ownership?

Listen to KPMG’s Gary Silberg talk about what the future of car ownership will look like with the evolution of autonomous delivery.

The future of autonomous vehicle regulation

KPMG’s Brian Heckler shares his ideas about where he sees future autonomous vehicle regulation evolving.

Presentations