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

Jan 15-17, 2019

KPMG's 14th Annual Automotive Executive Forum post-event hub

Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd. | Detroit, MI


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

Overview

KPMG's 14th Annual Automotive Executive Forum at the North American International Auto Show, hosted by the KPMG U.S. Manufacturing Institute Automotive Center, took place January 15-17 in Detroit, MI. It brought together over 350 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.
 

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 am - 10:50 am Break

10:50 am – 11:40 am

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 Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association

11:40 am – 12:25 pm Lunch
12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
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 Gene

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 am – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:15 am

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, KPMG in 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 am - 8:30 am 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. Lunch
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

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 am – 8:00 am
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

Moderators:
Lenny LaRocca, Partner, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG in the U.S.
Katy Chapman, Managing Director, M&A Tax, KPMG in the U.S.

Presenters:
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

Ronald Dabrowski

Ronald Dabrowski

Principal and Technical Deputy, WNT, KPMG US

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 Mfg., KPMG US

+1 404-222-3609
Steve Gardon

Steve Gardon

Vice President, Global Indirect Taxes & Customs, Lear Corporation

Arun Ghosh

Arun Ghosh

US Blockchain Leader, KPMG US

+1 617-988-1628
John P. Gimigliano

John P. Gimigliano

Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative & Regulatory Services, Washington National Tax, KPMG US

+1 202-533-4022
Terry Grayson-Caprio

Terry Grayson-Caprio

Partner, Audit and Inclusion & Diversity Leader, 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, 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

Founder, 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, Tax, KPMG US

+1 404-222-3350
Tom Mayor

Tom Mayor

National Strategy Leader, Industrial Mfg., KPMG US

+1 216-875-8061
Betsy Meter

Betsy Meter

Office Managing Partner, Audit, 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

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

Bryan Short

Bryan Short

Vice President of North America, Karamba Security

Nicole Stevenson

Nicole Stevenson

Vice President Business Strategy & Marketing , Flextronics

Richard Threlfall

Richard Threlfall

Global Head of Infrastructure, KPMG UK

+44 11-3231-3437
Craig Trudell

Craig Trudell

US Auto Team Leader, Bloomberg News

Kortney Wallace

Kortney Wallace

Principal, International Tax, KPMG US

+1 313-230-3056
Zachary Wasserman

Zachary Wasserman

Head of Global Business Development, Via

Mike Westra

Mike Westra

In-Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager, Ford Motor Co.

Joe White

Joe White

Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters

Joseph Wyrzykowski

Joseph Wyrzykowski

Purchasing Industry 4.0 Lead, Ford Motor Co.

Douglas Zuvich

Douglas Zuvich

Partner, Trade and Customs, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1022

Videos

Perspectives from a new Detroit Auto Show attendee

Gary Silberg, takes a walk with KPMG Associate Keenan Carpender, as Keenan shares his thoughts on his first time at the Detroit Auto Show.

Emerging automotive industry trends

Hear from KPMG leaders on all of the latest trends and disruptors impacting the automotive and transportation industries.

KPMG women in the auto and manufacturing industries

Hear some of our female professionals talk about what it’s like to work in the manufacturing and automotive industries at KPMG.

The future of autonomous vehicle regulation - Part 2

Hear from KPMG’s Brian Heckler as he continues the discussion on where he sees the future of autonomous vehicle regulation evolving.

What are the top 3 issues that organizations are facing relative to i4.0/supply chain?

Hear from KPMG’s Doug Gates as he discusses some of the top i4.0 issues in the manufacturing industry.

Industry 4.0 - Don't leave government incentives on the table

Hear from KPMG’s Doug Gates as he talks about the variety of tax incentives that are available globally around i4.0 investment.

Trade and customs in manufacturing

KPMG’s Doug Zuvich talks about top trade and customs trends and disruptors that are impacting the manufacturing industry.

The future of manufacturing - part 2

Hear from KPMG’s Brian Heckler as he continues the discussion on where he sees the future of manufacturing going.

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