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Autonomous Vehicles 2018 Summit

20 August, 2018 - 22 August, 2018, Detroit, MI, United States

We bring together the leading engineers, innovators, and executives driving the future of autonomy.

To this group of experts, we throw out these questions...
  • How do you imagine the future of mobility?
  • And how will society ultimately be affected?
  • How will mobility be shaped by the next generation of...
    -Artificial Intelligence
    -Sensors & Mapping Systems
  • What types of challenges do you envision for society as a whole regarding...
    -Regulatory Hurdles
    -Consumer Acceptance
Do you have the answers? In any event, don't miss out on an opportunity that will influence an entire industry.

What Makes Our Event Unique?

  • Get the Latest from the Greatest - Join conversations that cover the spectrum of obstacles in the autonomous and mobility spaces from the best and the brightest in the space.
  • No Time Wasted - Tailor your schedule to meet your specific needs. Select from a variety of Master Classes, IDGs, and Tracks being offered for the best path to success.
  • Unfettered Access - Engage in conversations with the most influential people in the industry from OEMs and Tier 1s to Government, Start-Ups, Investors, Insurers and more.
  • Not Your Average Networking - Don't just hand out business cards, build meaningful relationships during our intimate networking breaks


The Sheraton Detroit Novi
21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, MI

Ideally situated in Novi, Michigan, Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel offers travelers an accessible location from which to explore greater Detroit. Our hotel welcomes guests with refined accommodations and an array of inspired amenities.

Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. Enjoy American cuisine at Twenty-One-One-Eleven, a restaurant which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.

The special room rate of $159 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 248-349-4000 and give the group name IQPC Autonomous Vehicles or click here to book online. You must make your reservation no later than July 29th, 2018. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.  You can also use the booking link below to make a reservation online.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday, August 20th, 2018

Main Conference Day 1 - Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Main Conference Day 2 - Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Luc Vincent, VP of Engineering, Lyft
  • Boris Shulkin, VP of Corporate Engineering and Research & Development, Magna
  • Kelly Helfrich, Manager of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure, Maven,, General Motors
  • Adit Joshi, Research Engineer, Automated Driving Hardware In Loop Simulation, Autonomous Vehicles & Controls, Ford Motor Company
  • Nick Sampson, VP of Research & Development, Faraday Future
  • Denny Mooney, SVP, Global Product Developmen, Navistar
  • Zach Barasz, Partner, BMW iVentures
  • Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Mr Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA
  • Jack Weast, Sr. Principal Engineer and Chief Systems Architect, Intel Corp.


  • Kathryn Snorrason, Planet M Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Jerry Hirsch, Editor,
  • Tamara Warren, Contributor, The Verge
  • Ed Kim, Vice President of Industry Analysis, AutoPacific
  • Roger Lanctot, Director, Automotive Connected Mobility, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics


  • Jayson Roycht, VP & Regional Business Leader for Commercial and Off-Road Vehicles,, Bosch
  • Tarun Kajeepeta, Founder, Condor Detroit
  • Tammy Snow, Director of Interior Systems and Technology,, Continental
  • Scott Painter, Founder and CEO, Fair
  • Sameep Tandon, Co-founder and CEO,
  • Chris Paukert, Executive Editor, Roadshow by CNET
  • Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit, Mayor's Office
  • Amy Gu, Managing Director, Hemi Ventures
  • Brian Collie, Partner And Managing Director, North America Automotive Sector Lead,, Boston Consulting Group
  • Raphael Zammit, Chair & Associate Professor, MFA Transportation Design Department, College for Creative Studies, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Robert Sadowski, Chief Roboticist, TARDEC U.S. Army
  • Phil LeBeau, Automotive Correspondent, CNBC
  • Ami Dotan, CEO, Karamba Security
  • Jeff Stout, Executive Director of Research Technology and New Mobility, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
  • Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner, Fontinalis Partners
  • Tory Smith, Head of AV Strategy, Mapbox
  • Allen Sun, Mechanical Design Engineer for Car Multimedia, Bosch
  • Aaron Jefferson, VP of Product Planning, ZF
  • Mike Roeth, Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
  • Matthew Preyss, Product Marketing Manager, HERE
  • Dr. Sandeep Sovani, Global Director, Automotive, ANSYS
  • William Riggs, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
  • Celeste Breyer, Field Application Engineer, LDRA
  • Jens Nitzschke, Director of Map Infrastructure, Zenuity US
  • Frans de Rooij, Director Business Development in the Autonomous Driving Product Unit, TomTom
  • Bryan Smith, Director of Business Development, Greater Phoenix Economic Council


Event details

IQPC North America
20 August, 2018
22 August, 2018
The Sheraton Detroit Novi
United States

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