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KPMG’s 8th Annual Automotive Executive Forum – 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

May 23, 2018

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Mark Hutchins, Managing Partner, KPMG Los Angeles Office
Brian Heckler, National Sector Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG
Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Driving disruption: Can automotive become high tech faster than high tech can become automotive?
Jim Adler, Managing Director, Toyota AI Ventures
10:15 – 10:25 a.m.
Break
10:25 – 11:25 a.m.
Exploring a new value chain: Preparing for a driverless future through autonomous vehicles and on demand mobility
Evangelos Simoudis, Founder & Managing Director, Synapse Partners
11:25 – 11:35 a.m.
Break
11:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Islands of Autonomy
Moderator: Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
Panelists:
Rohit Makharia, Senior Investment Manager, GM Ventures
Tom Mayor, National Strategy Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG
Todd Dubner, Principal, Strategy, KPMG
Jono Anderson, Principal, Strategy, KPMG
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
VC Perspectives: Approaching early stage investing in the autonomous vehicle value chain
Moderator: Michael Granoff, Founder, Maniv Mobility
Panelists:
Zohar Fox, Cofounder, CEO and CTO, Aurora Labs
Ben Volkow, Founder and CEO, otonomo
Danny Atsmon, Founder and CEO, Cognata
2:45 – 2:55 p.m.
Break
2:55 – 3:45 p.m.
Fueling the future: A clockspeed dilemma
Moderator: Andy Steinhubl, Principal, Strategy, KPMG
Panelists:
Ian Springsteel, Director, Retail Regulatory Strategy, National Grid
Brett Hauser, CEO, Greenlots
Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
3:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Visit the LA Auto Show Floor
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Media panel discussion: An outsider’s perspective on the automotive industry
Moderator: Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
Panelists:
Joe White, Transportation Editor, Thomson Reuters
Sharon Carty, Mobility Editor, Automotive News
Tim Higgins, Tech and Auto Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Jack Stewart, Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine
10:15– 10:25 a.m.
Break
10:25 - 11:25 a.m.
Public policy to enable the transport revolution
Moderator: Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
Panelists:
Kome Ajise, Planning Director, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG); Former Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Louis Stewart, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Sacramento – Mayor’s Office for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Christian Kotscher, CEO and Founder, MetroTech
Richard Threlfall, Partner, KPMG UK
11:25 – 11:35 a.m.
Break
11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Protecting the fleet..and the car business: Today’s cyber-physical threats disrupt automotive operating models
Moderator: Ron Plesco, Principal, KPMG Cyber Security Services
Panelists:
Danny Le, Principal and Automotive Lead, KPMG Cyber Security Services
Yoav Levy, Cofounder and CEO, Upstream Security
12:20 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
The Clockspeed Dilemma for the Automotive CFO
Moderator: Gary Silberg, National Automotive Leader, KPMG
Panelists:
Matt Carpenter, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Audi of America
Sam Fogleman, National Risk Consulting Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG
Steven Davis, Principal, Tax, KPMG
1:45 – 1:55 p.m.
Break
1:55 – 2:40 p.m.
AutoTech Council Start-Up Review
Moderator: Liz Kerton, Executive Director, AutoTech Council
Panelists:
Maha Achour, Cofounder and CEO, Metawave Corporation
Rod Buscher, Founder and CEO, Blinker, Inc.
Ramesh Rao, CEO, DreamVu Inc.
Christian Kotscher, CEO and Founder, MetroTech
2:40 – 2:50 p.m.
Break
2:50 – 3:30 p.m.
The lab coat to shop coat transition: Assessing small technology companies and transforming them into sufficient suppliers
Moderator: Doug Olander, Managing Director, Restructuring, KPMG
Panelists:
Matt Joshua, Executive Director, Electrical Systems and Advanced Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors Company
Joe Gullo, Automotive and Emerging Solutions Business Development Leader, Rambus
Bill Lakenan, Principal, Strategy, KPMG
3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Visit the LA Auto Show Floor