Past event: Connected Vehicles USA 2024 Conference

'The future car will have connectivity. I see endless opportunities for engineers to help design better engineering products and services, to help diagnose quality issues quickly and ensure our customers are least impacted.'
Quote from one of the big 3 Michigan OEMs

Connected vehicles has been a topic of discussion for a long time, and it has only gotten hotter as the US administration commits to making significant investments in connected infrastructure.

Efforts are underway at OEM companies to use connected vehicle technology and vehicle analytics data to optimize cost, improve vehicle design and re-design and accelerate L4/L5 autonomy.

OEMs are no longer in the exploration phase; they are in the phase of implementation and refining the existing set of tools and solutions. Vehicle manufacturers are now starting to double down on the use cases that are going to help extract value, expand their capabilities, and provide customers with higher levels of engagement whether they are occupying their vehicles or not.

The 4th Annual Connected Vehicles USA 2024 event returns to Ann Arbor, Michigan in March 2024. We're inviting you to join the experts from the Greater Detroit Area and beyond, as they address your biggest vehicle connectivity challenges, present practical solutions to help design better products and services, diagnose quality issues much quicker and ensure customers are least impacted.

In 2024, Connected Vehicles USA is Co-Located with our Highly Respected Automotive Cybersecurity Detroit and Brand-New AI in Automotive Cybersecurity Conferences. Join us in 2024 For an Experience Like No Other!

2024 Agenda Highlights

  • Focus on Security & The Actual Threat Landscape for Connected Vehicles
    Understand what the actual security concerns are for connected vehicle technology and what OEM's should be defending against.
  • Use Cases of Connected Vehicle Data Analytics
    Brainstorming around vehicle analytics to optimise costs within the organisation, new product re-design and advanced L4/L5 autonomy.
  • Understand How Software Defined Vehicles Change the In-Vehicle Architecture in Connected Vehicles
    Comprehend the impact SDVs will have to enable connected features and service that customers will expect from connected vehicles.
  • How V2X Technology Can Improve Safety for VRU's
    How do we start thinking of connectivity as not just an ‘entertainment feature’ but also as a ‘safety feature’.

What to Expect at the Connected Vehicles Conference

  • 50+ Speakers - Experts from leading OEMs, Tier-1s, and suppliers of new technologies
  • 250+ Attendees - Senior Directors, VPs, Lead & Technical Engineers from Vehicle Connectivity, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence
  • 20+ Event Partners - Showcasing the Latest Connected Vehicle Technologies, Solutions & Services
  • 45+ Hours of Content - Technical Presentations, Panel & Roundtable Discussions, Fireside Chats & More
  • D&I in Automotive Breakfast - Open to All Attendees

This was a great event because there was a mix of both breakout sessions, panels and solo speakers. The content was good and I was able to reach out or talk with companies I thought were of interest.

Pr. Engineer, Toyota North America

This event has great value due to 2 things: (1) allowing the various speakers to express their ideas/opinions, and (2) allowing enough time for networking and 1:1 discussions to further delve into that speaker's ideas and additional topics.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Telematics and V2X

This represents a great center place to align on future industry trends and collectively enhance our experience to customers.

Project Manager, BRP

2024 Expert Speaker Panel

  • Scott McCormick, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association
  • Albert Mangahas, Chief Data Officer, Turo
  • Humam Alwan, Global Quality Software Manager, Stellantis
  • Shelly Desmet, Manager, Connected Services Strategy and Product, Volkswagen
  • Vincent Pesch, Director Connected Vehicle Engineering, Navistar
  • Judson Estes, Engineering Manager, Daimler Truck North America
  • Hanan Al Haddi, Guest Lecturer on Strategy | Industry Expert on Strategy and Innovation, University of Oxford | Leading OEM/T1 Supplier
  • Ahsan Qamar, Senior Engineering Manager - Systems Engineering | Embedded Platform | MBSE, Ford Motor Company
  • Valerie Brugeman, Principal Engagement & Strategy, Urban Mobility Solutions, Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Ben Fuchs, Chief Engineer - Connected Systems and Global Controls, Polaris Inc.
  • Lakshmi Thanayankizil, Lead Systems Architect, Connectivity, General Motors
  • Jeff Underwood, Sync, Infotainment, Connected Vehicle SME, Ford Motor Company
  • Trpko Blazevski, Head of Global Digital Innovation and Tech Scouting, Stellantis
  • Hala Shandi, UX Research & Test Engineer, Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Prajwal Nimmagadda, Senior Launch Manager, Rivian
  • John Kwant, Executive Director, Americas, 5GAA
  • Nada Ismail, Embedded Modem Application Engineer, Ford Motor Company
  • Yamen Taleb, Global Product Line Manager,  Ford Motor Company
  • Qadeer Ahmed, Associate Professor of Research, The Ohio State University
  • Elise Feldpausch, Connected Vehicle Technical Specialist, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Divya Garikapati, Senior Systems Engineer, Woven by Toyota
  • Greg Morningstar, Senior Mobility Systems Engineer, Bosch
  • Andre Weimerskirch, Software, Cybersecurity and Functional Safety, Lear Corporation
  • Arun DeSouza, Award-Winning CISO, Automotive Industry
  • Tao Zhang, Ph.D., Manager, Transformational Networks and Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Rajesh Vijayan Balaji, Connected & SDV Platforms Architecture and Systems Design Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
  • Matt Jones, Director of Global Technology Strategy, Ford Motor Company
  • Yusuf Kurniawan, Automotive Cybersecurity Manager, Rivian
  • Jason Currie, Director of Business Development, Connected Car, AT&T
  • Gary Streelman, Director Advanced Engineering and New Concepts, Marelli
  • Jim Misener, Global V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm
  • Jean Paul Talledo Vilela, Senior Technology Implementer, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Sushant Bose, Vice President, Field Quality, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
  • Ravishankar Subramanyan, Director of Industry Solutions, HiveMQ
  • Garima Mathur, Director of Automotive Segment Marketing, Micron Technology
  • Gaurav Johri, CEO, Doppelio
  • Rajesh K, Co-founder & Head of Product, Doppelio
  • Sanjay Haladkar, Sr. Security Engineer, Lucid Motors
  • Shoeb Mohammed, Privacy Counsel, VinFast US
  • Zainab Ali, Conference Producer, Automotive IQ

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Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk Street, 48104
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Group Rate: $199 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on this reservation link. We have reserved a selection of rooms at a discounted group rate, subject to availability.

Cut-off date: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.) Rate is available 3 days prior and 3 days post the event dates. However, these rates are subject to availability and will not be available past the group cut-off date.
Event details
Organizer : Automotive IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24625