KPMG's 10th Annual Automotive Executive Forum
KPMG's 10th Annual Automotive Executive Forum
EVENT

Nov. 20-21

KPMG's 10th Annual Automotive Executive Forum

LA Convention Center | Los Angeles, CA

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
  • Presentations
  • Past conference highlights

Overview


The automotive and transportation industries are on the cusp of revolutionary change as “the clockspeed” of innovation is transforming the very nature of how consumers think about mobility. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to nanotechnology, new propulsion systems, and even to the way we consume entertainment in our vehicles! Join us at our forum where we bring together some of the top minds in academia and industry to debate and discuss the biggest opportunities and challenges impacting the future of our industry. 

 

Join KPMG at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20-21, 2019


 

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.

 

Agenda

Agenda


Day 1 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019

7:30 am - 9:00 am  Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

Mark Hutchins, Los Angeles Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP
Gary Silberg, Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG LLP
 
9:15 am - 10:15 am

Session 1: Delivering the benefits of self-driving technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly 

Keynote speaker: Chris Urmson, CEO & Cofounder, Aurora

10:15 am - 10:25 am Break
10:25 am - 11:00 am

Session 2: The future of mobility & reinventing car ownership

Keynote speaker: Scott Painter, Founder & Chairman, Fair

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 3: Future of automotive retailing

Moderator: Tom Mayor, National Strategy Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG U.S. LLP

Panelists:
Matt Carpenter, CEO, Silvercar
John Jullens, Principal, Strategy, KPMG in the U.S. LLP
Jono Anderson, Principal, Strategy & Innovation, KPMG U.S. LLP

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 4: Board Member Panel - The role of the Board and how they think about disruption

Moderator: Dennis Whalen, Leader, KPMG Board Leadership Center

Panelists:
Thaddeus "Ted" Senko, Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair, Autoliv, Inc
Dr. John Suh, Vice President and CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company
John Veihmeyer, Board Member, Ford Motor Company

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Session 5: Creating Autonomous Vehicle Test Fleets in the Cloud

Featuring Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Session 6: A reporter’s perspective on the automotive and transportation industries

Moderator: Matt Weiss, Industrial Manufacturing Corporate Communications Lead, KPMG U.S. LLP

Panelists:
Jamie Butters, Chief Content Officer, Automotive News
Tim Higgins, Technology and Automotive Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Keith Naughton, Reporter and Editor, Bloomberg
Mark Rechtin, Executive Editor, MotorTrend

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Session 7: Silicon Beach start-up review

Moderator: Michelle Wroan, National Sector Leader, Media, KPMG U.S. LLP

Start-ups:
Olivier Bellin, CFO/COO, Canoo
Marcus Detry, VP of Platform Partnerships, EV
Joel Milne, CEO, RepairSmith
Dan Peate, CEO, Avinew

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Visit Auto Show Floor
   


Day 2 - Thursday, November 21, 2019

7:30 am - 8:00 am  Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Women’s Leadership in Automotive Breakfast

Moderator: Binti Yost, Principal, Tax, KPMG in the U.S. LLP

Panelists: 
Nicole Stevenson, Vice President, Business Strategy & Marketing, Flex
Nell Oliver, VP of Marketing, EVgo
Charity Manley, Partner, Audit, KPMG in the U.S. LLP

9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Session 8: Self-driving trucks

Keynote: Chuck Price, Chief Product Officer, TuSimple

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Session 9:  The semiconductor revolution in the automotive industry

Moderator: Mike Noonen, CEO, MixComm

Panelists:
Angela Suen, Director of Automotive Product Line Management for 3D Sensing, Lumentum
Willard Tu, Senior Director - Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx 
Ritesh Tyagi, Head of Innovation (Autonomous Drive), Infineon Technologies America Inc.
Scott Jones, Principal, KPMG U.S. LLP

10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 10: The future of state tax incentives in the automotive industry

Moderator: Rick Hill, Partner, Tax Industry Leader, Industrial Manufacturing Sector, KPMG U.S. LLP

Panelists:
Secretary Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce
Rick Clementz, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
Raj Varma, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG U.S. LLP

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Session 11: An IoT Privacy Conversation 

KPMG host: Ron Plesco, Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP
Guest: Meredith Grauer, Chief Privacy Officer, Nielsen

12:30 pm - 12:40 pm Closing Remarks
12:40 pm - 7:00 pm Lunch & Visit Auto Show floor
   

Speakers

2019 keynote speakers

Chris Urmson

Chris Urmson

CEO and Co-founder, Aurora

Scott Painter

Scott Painter

Founder & Chairman, Fair

Chuck Price

Chuck Price

Chief Product Officer, TuSimple

2019 additional speakers

Olivier Bellin

Olivier Bellin

CFO/COO, Canoo

866-732-1382
Jamie Butters

Jamie Butters

Chief Content Officer, Automotive News

Secretary Greg Canfield

Secretary Greg Canfield

Alabama Department of Commerce,

Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter

Chief executive officer, Silvercar Inc.

Rick Clementz

Rick Clementz

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI)

Marcus Detry

Marcus Detry

Lead of Platform Partnerships, EV Connect

Meredith Grauer

Meredith Grauer

Chief Privacy Officer, Nielsen

Tim Higgins

Tim Higgins

Technology and Automotive Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Rick Hill

Rick Hill

Partner, State & Local Tax, KPMG US

+1 860-297-5044
Mark Hutchins

Mark Hutchins

Office Managing Partner, KPMG (US)

+1 213 955 8327
Charity Manley

Charity Manley

Audit partner, KPMG LLP (U.S,)

+1 213-955-8410
Keith Naughton

Keith Naughton

Reporter and Editor, Bloomberg

Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Partner, Deal Advisory & National Semiconductor Leader, KPMG US

+1 408-367-7002
Tom Mayor

Tom Mayor

National Strategy Leader, Industrial Mfg., KPMG US

+1 216-875-8061
Mike Noonen

Mike Noonen

CEO, MixComm

John Jullens

John Jullens

Principal, Strategy, KPMG US

+1 313-230-3000
Joel Milne

Joel Milne

CEO, RepairSmith

Nell Oliver

Nell Oliver

Vice President of Marketing, EVgo

Dan Peate

Dan Peate

CEO, Avinew

Ron Plesco

Ron Plesco

Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG US

+1 717-260-4602
Mark Rechtin

Mark Rechtin

Executive Editor, MotorTrend Group

Danny Shapiro

Danny Shapiro

Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA

Angela Suen

Angela Suen

Director of Automotive Product Line Management, Lumentum

Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

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

+1 312-665-1916
Nicole Stevenson

Nicole Stevenson

Vice President Business Strategy & Marketing , Flextronics

Dr. John Suh

Dr. John Suh

Vice President and CRADLE Director, Hyundai Motor Company

Willard Tu

Willard Tu

Senior Director – Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx

(408) 559-7778
Ritesh Tyagi

Ritesh Tyagi

Head of Innovation ( Autonomous Drive), Infineon Technologies America Inc.

Matt Weiss

Matt Weiss

Industrial Manufacturing Corporate Communications Lead, KPMG US

+1 201-307-8138
Binti Yost

Binti Yost

Principal, Pacific Southwest Practice Tax Co-Lead, KPMG US

+1 213-593-6649
Raj Varma

Raj Varma

Managing Director, Tax, KPMG LLP (U.S,)

+1 404 222 3333
Dennis T. Whalen

Dennis T. Whalen

Leader, KPMG Board Leadership Center, KPMG US

John Veihmeyer

John Veihmeyer

Board Member, Ford Motor Company

Michelle Wroan

Michelle Wroan

National Sector Leader, Media, KPMG US

+1 213-955-8657

Presentations

Past conference highlights

Learn more about last year’s event

The Automotive Executive Forum at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a top industry event sponsored by the KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center, concluded its 9th annual event. Each year, senior automotive and transportation executives and luminaries gather to share insights and discuss key issues impacting the industry. This year’s event featured keynotes from George Blankenship, Former Executive at Tesla Motors and Apple Computer; Dr. Karl Iagnemma, President at Aptiv  Automated Mobility; Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert and Cofounder at BridgeWorks; Bijit Halder, Chief Executive Officer at Drive.ai; and Dr. John Suh, Vice President and Founding Director at Hyundai CRADLE.


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Past keynote speakers

George Blankenship, Former Executive at Tesla Motors and Apple Computer

Dr. Karl Iagnemma, President at Aptiv Automated Mobility

Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert and Cofounder at BridgeWorks

Bijit Halder, Chief Executive Officer at Drive.ai

Dr. John Suh, Vice President and Founding Director at Hyundai CRADLE

Jim Adler, Managing Director, Toyota AI Ventures

Matt Carpenter, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Audi of America

Evangelos Simoudis, Founder & Managing Director, Synapse Partners

Michael Granoff, Founder, Maniv Mobility

Don Burnette, Cofounder, Otto

Chris Ballinger, Former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Toyota Financial Services

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