Connect and share ideas with automotive and analytics leaders at this invitation-only executive event at the Townsend Hotel.

Featuring presentations and a panel discussion, this event will focus on connected environments, cutting edge analytics and the future of the auto industry. We’ll discuss how to:

  • Use analytics to capitalize on torrents of data created by connected vehicles.
  • Move beyond traditional data management and storage processes.
  • Transform and improve the customer experience.

Agenda Topics

State of the Automotive Industry
- Hans-Werner Kaas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Chief Economist Panel Discussion: Automotive and Manufacturing Outlook
- Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers
- Sue Yingzi Su, Senior Economist, North America and China, General Motors Public Policy Center
- Bryan Bezold, Senior Economist - Americas, Ford Motor Company

Selling to Connected Customers
- Peter Leto, Head of Industry – Automotive Retail Sales, Google

Connected Vehicle Panel Discussion: How are advancements in connected vehicle insights and analytics progressing?
- Scott McCormick, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association
- Andreas Mai, Director of Smart Connected Vehicles, Cisco
- Gary Streelman, Director of Advanced Engineering and New Concepts, Magneti Marelli

Driving the Data Revolution: The Connected Vehicle at Ford and Navistar
- Kevin Cooper, Manager, Connectivity and Smart Mobility, Ford Motor Company
- Gyasi Dapaa, Data Science Director, Navistar

Doing Big Data Well
- Grant Bodley, General Manager Global Manufacturing Solutions, Hortonworks

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Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.


Contact Erin Hathaway at 919-531-0714.

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