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14th Annual Automotive Executive Forum

2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 07:30

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 13:00

Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd. | Detroit, MI


  • 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

Cobo Center 
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

Note: KPMG is unable to validate parking, but there are many parking options in and around the Cobo Center area.

Faces of the forum

Agenda

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Winning the race for the customer
Keynote Speaker: George Blankenship, Former Executive at Tesla Motors and Apple Computer.
Interviewer: Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
9:45 – 10:35 a.m.
Autonomous vehicle regulation: What the future holds
Moderator: Brian Heckler, National Sector Leader for Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Robyn Boerstling, Vice President, Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Policy, National Association of Manufacturers
Sam Kling, ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow, Global Cities, Chicago Council of Global Affairs
Robbie Diamond, Founder, President and CEO, Securing America’s Future Energy
Ryan Bowers, Counsel, Global Cybersecurity and Privacy, General Motors
10:35 – 10:50 a.m.
Break
10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Managing technology risk in an evolving automotive industry
Moderator: Ron Plesco, Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Rob Bathurst, Worldwide Managing Director, Cyclance
Mike Westra, Connected Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager, Ford Motor Company
Mike Krajecki, Director, Emerging Technology Risk, KPMG in the U.S.
Colin Singh Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Luncheon
12:25 – 1:25 p.m.
An analyst’s perspective on the automotive industry
Keynote Speaker: Adam Jonas, Head of Global Autos & Shared Mobility Research, Morgan Stanley
Interviewer: Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
1:25 – 1:45 p.m.
Break
1:45 – 2:35 p.m.
Driving i4.0 value with your supply chain
Moderator: Doug Gates, Global Sector Chairman, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Dave Grimmer, VP, Thermal Group America Center, DENSO
Joseph Wyrzykowski, Purchasing Industry 4.0 Lead, Ford Motor Company
Howard Heppelmann, Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Connected Operations Solutions, PTC
Eric Logan, Principal, Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
2:35 – 3:25 p.m.
Blockchain: Seizing the potential in automotive
Keynote Speaker: Nick Pudar, Director of Corporate Strategy, General Motors
Interviewer: Arun Ghosh, U.S. Blockchain Leader, KPMG in the U.S.
3:25 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Visit the Auto Show Floor
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Women’s Executive Breakfast
KPMG Co-Hosts:
Betsy Meter, Managing Partner, Detroit, KPMG in the U.S.
Terry Grayson-Caprio, Partner, Audit, and Inclusion & Diversity Leader for Industrial Manufacturing, KPMGi n the U.S.
Moderator: Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Alicia Allen, VP & Corporate Controller, Dynatrace
Kelly Bysouth, Chief Supply Chain Officer, IAC Group
Angela Hoon, Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management, General Motors
Nicole Stevenson, VP, Business Strategy & Marketing, Flex Automotive
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Break
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Back
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Immersive VR: Using technology to visualize the inner workings of the vehicle
Keynote Speaker: Mathew Vachaparampil, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caresoft Global Inc.
Interviewer: Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Global economic outlook – 2019 and beyond
Presenters:
Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company
Constance Hunter, Chief Economist, KPMG in the U.S.
9:45 – 10:35 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.
10:35 – 10:50 a.m.
Break
10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Reinventing the wheel - Autotech Council start-up review
Moderator: Liz Kerton, Executive Director, AutoTech Council
Panelists:
Brian K. Radloff, VP Business Development & Sales, Ushr, Inc.
Bryan Short, Vice President of North America, Karamba Security
Maya Pindeus, Cofounder & CEO, Humanising Autonomy
Jeremy Agulnek, Vice President of Connected Car, HAAS Alert
11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Luncheon
12:25 – 1:25 p.m.
Solving the multigenerational workforce puzzle
Keynote Speaker: Lynne Lancaster, Generational Expert & Co-Founder of BridgeWorks
Interviewer: Mike DiClaudio, Principal, People & Change, KPMG in the U.S.
1:25 – 1:45 p.m.
Break
1:45 – 2:35 p.m.
Adapting transportation and infrastructure for a driverless future
Moderator: Ted Hamer, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Zachary Wasserman, Head of Global Business Development, Via - On-Demand Transit
Richard Threlfall, Global Head of Infrastructure, KPMG in the UK
Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
2:35 – 3:25 p.m
A reporter's perspective on the automotive and transportation industry
Moderator: Manuel Goncalves, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters
Joann Muller, Automotive Reporter, Axios
Craig Trudell, US Auto Editor, Bloomberg News
3:25 – 3:40 p.m.
Break
3:40 – 4:30 p.m.
The future of automotive retail
Moderator: Tom Mayor, National Strategy Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Cuyler Owens, Vice President of Client Services, Dealerware
Bernie Moreno, President, Bernie Moreno Companies
John Jullens, Principal, Strategy, KPMG in the U.S.
4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Gary Silberg, The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG in the U.S.
4:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Visit the Auto Show floor
Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Welcome Back
Kortney Wallace, Principal, International Tax – Value Management, KPMG in the U.S.
8:05 – 8:45 a.m.
Tax Reform 2.0
John Gimigliano, Principal, Washington National Tax, KPMG in the U.S.
8:45 – 9:55 a.m.
Regulatory update and discussion
Moderator: Ron Dabrowski, Principal, Washington National Tax , KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Sarah Boss, Assistant Director, International Tax, General Motors
Steve Jenks, Tax Attorney, Ford Motor Company
9:55 – 10:10 a.m.
Break
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Reimagining the Tax and Finance function
Moderator: David Leiter, Partner, BTS - Tax, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Lauren Hirschman, Partner, BTS – Tax, KPMG in the U.S.
Chris Novoa, Managing Director, Global Tax and Transformation, KPMG in the U.S.
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Caught in the trade war crosshairs
Moderators: Doug Zuvich, Partner, Trade and Customs, KPMG in the U.S.
Steven Davis, Principal, International Tax – Value Management, KPMG in the U.S.
Panelists:
Steve Gardon, Vice President, Global Indirect Taxes & Customs, Lear Corporation
Everson Ascencio, General Director – Global Customs, General Motors
12:15 – 1:05 p.m.
Driving value across the deal
Presenters:
Lenny LaRocca, Partner, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG in the U.S.
Katy Chapman, Managing Director, M&A Tax, KPMG in the U.S.
Phillip DeSalvo, Principal, M&A Tax/Partnerships, KPMG in the U.S.
Ron Dabrowski, Principal, Washington National Tax , KPMG in the U.S.
1:05 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Kortney Wallace, Principal, International Tax – Value Management, KPMG in the U.S.
1:15 p.m.
Visit the Auto Show floor

Speakers

2019 Keynote speakers

George Blankenship

George Blankenship

Former Executive, Tesla Motors and Apple Computer

Adam Jonas

Adam Jonas

Head of Global Autos & Shared Mobility Research, Morgan Stanley

Lynne Lancaster

Lynne Lancaster

Generational Expert and Cofounder, BridgeWorks

Nick Pudar

Nick Pudar

Director of Corporate Strategy, General Motors

Mathew Vachaparampil

Mathew Vachaparampil

President and Chief Executive Officer, Caresoft Global Inc.

Additional speakers

Jeremy Agulnek

Jeremy Agulnek

Vice President of Connected Car, HAAS Alert

Alicia Allen

Alicia Allen

VP & Corporate Controller, Dynatrace

Everson Ascencio

Everson Ascencio

General Director – Global Customs, General Motors

Katherine Black

Katherine Black

Principal, Strategy, KPMG (US)

+1 212-954-1978
Robyn Boerstling

Robyn Boerstling

Vice President, Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Policy, National Association of Manufacturers

Sarah Boss

Sarah Boss

Assistant Director, International Tax, General Motors

Ryan Bowers

Ryan Bowers

Counsel, Global Cybersecurity and Privacy, General Motors

Kelly Bysouth

Kelly Bysouth

Chief Supply Chain Officer, IAC Group

Katy Chapman

Katy Chapman

Managing Director, M&A Tax, KPMG (US)

Ronald Dabrowski

Ronald Dabrowski

Principal and Technical Deputy, Washington National Tax , KPMG LLP (U.S.)

Steven Davis

Steven Davis

Principal, International Tax – Value Management, KPMG (US)

+1 212-872-2118
Mark de la Vergne

Mark de la Vergne

Chief, Mobility Innovation , City of Detroit

Phillip DeSalvo

Phillip DeSalvo

Principal, M&A Tax/Partnerships, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-1896
Robbie Diamond

Robbie Diamond

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

Mike DiClaudio

Mike DiClaudio

Principal, People & Change, KPMG (US)

+1 313-230-3120
Colin Singh Dhillon

Colin Singh Dhillon

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

Todd Dubner

Todd Dubner

Principal, Strategy, KPMG (US)

+1 212-954-7359
Doug Gates

Doug Gates

Global Sector Chairman, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG (US)

+1 404-222-3609
Steve Gardon

Steve Gardon

Vice President, Global Indirect Taxes & Customs, Lear Corporation

Arun Ghosh

Arun Ghosh

U.S. Blockchain Leader, KPMG (US)

+1 617-988-1628
John P. Gimigliano

John P. Gimigliano

Principal-in-charge, Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG (US)

+1 202-533-4022
Terry Grayson-Caprio

Terry Grayson-Caprio

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

+1 864-250-2708
Dave Grimmer

Dave Grimmer

Vice President, Thermal Group America Center, DENSO

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
Howard Heppelmann

Howard Heppelmann

Divisional Vice President and General Manager, Connected Operations Solutions, PTC

Lauren Herschman

Lauren Herschman

Partner, BTS – Tax, KPMG (US)

+1 410-949-8447
Angela Hoon

Angela Hoon

Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management, General Motors

Constance L  Hunter

Constance L Hunter

Chief Economist, KPMG (US)

+1 212-954-3396
Steve Jenks

Steve Jenks

Tax Attorney, Ford Motor Company

John Jullens

John Jullens

Principal, Strategy, KPMG (US)

+1 313-230-3000
Liz Kerton

Liz Kerton

Executive Director, AutoTech Council

Sam Kling

Sam Kling

ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow, Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Emily Kolinski Morris

Emily Kolinski Morris

Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company

Bala Lakshman

Bala Lakshman

Managing Director, Strategy, KPMG (US)

+1 214-840-4005
Lenny LaRocca

Lenny LaRocca

Partner, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG (US)

+1 313-230-3280
David Leiter

David Leiter

Partner, BTS - Tax, KPMG (US)

+1 404-222-3350
Tom Mayor

Tom Mayor

National Strategy Leader, Industrial Manufacturing , KPMG (US)

+1 216-875-8061
Betsy Meter

Betsy Meter

Managing Partner, Detroit, KPMG (US)

+1 313-230-3410
Bernie Moreno

Bernie Moreno

President, Bernie Moreno Companies

Joann Muller

Joann Muller

Automotive Reporter, Axios

Cuyler Owens

Cuyler Owens

Vice President of Client Services, Dealerware

Maya Pindeus

Maya Pindeus

Cofounder & CEO, Humanising Autonomy

Ron Plesco

Ron Plesco

Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG (US)

+1 717-260-4602
Brian K. Radloff

Brian K. Radloff

VP Business Development & Sales, Ushr, Inc.

Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

The Americas Head of Automotive, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-1916
Bryan Short

Bryan Short

Vice President of North America, Karamba Security

Nicole Stevenson

Nicole Stevenson

Vice President Business Strategy & Marketing , Flex Automotive

Richard Threlfall

Richard Threlfall

Global Head of Infrastructure, KPMG (UK)

+44 11-3231-3437
Craig Trudell

Craig Trudell

US Auto Editor, Bloomberg News

Kortney Wallace

Kortney Wallace

Principal, International Tax – Value Management, KPMG (US)

+1 313-230-3056
Zachary Wasserman

Zachary Wasserman

Head of Global Business Development, Via

Mike Westra

Mike Westra

Connected Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager, Ford Motor Company

Joe White

Joe White

Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters

Joseph Wyrzykowski

Joseph Wyrzykowski

Purchasing Industry 4.0 Lead, Ford Motor Company

Douglas Zuvich

Douglas Zuvich

Partner, Trade and Customs, KPMG (US)

+1 312-665-1022

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