Nov
18-20
2014

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DAY ONE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
TimeEventLocationTrack
7:15 - 8:00 amNetworking Breakfast presented by Auto AllianceSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
8:00 - 8:20 amConnected Car Expo Welcome AddressMeeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
8:20 - 8:30 amIntroduction by 2014 CCE Emcee
Brian Cooley, CNET
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
8:30 - 8:50 amOpening Keynote by Futurist Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz, the internationally renowned futurist, business strategist, and acclaimed author, delivers the keynote presentation at this year’s conference. Considered an authority on future planning by many (including 20th Century Fox and the Pentagon), Schwartz shares his insights on the ever-changing world of connected car technology and the projected effects of connectivity and autonomy on global industries.
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
8:55 - 9:20 amFast Forward: Interacting with Tomorrow's Car

This has been a banner year for automotive announcements: Smartphone integration, vehicle connectivity, automotive apps, and autonomous drive. But where is all this technology taking us? Will connectivity become critical or irrelevant with the rise of autonomous cars? How will we interact with these vehicles in the future? Get a quick review of current developments and see what experts are predicting about the future of the connected car through unique visualizations.
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
9:25 - 9:40 amConsumer Insight: What do they want?

“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” When it comes to customer satisfaction, the last decade has given us some critical lessons about the connected car. As an industry, we seem to be ignoring those lessons at our peril. Learn why we still have not made significant progress against the number one cause of customer dissatisfaction, discover the next customer satisfaction disaster poised to kill this nascent technology, and see how the car’s connectivity can be leveraged to slay customer satisfaction dragons.

Featuring:

Mike VanNieuwkuyk, Executive Director of Global Automotive, J.D. Power and Associates
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
9:45 - 10:10 amLet's Make a Deal: Selling the Connected Car

If you’ve been to a dealership lately, you know that staying on top of rapidly changing technology is a challenge for even the best salespeople. What’s it like to sell or service a connected vehicle? How do OEM technology decisions impact the dealer-consumer relationship? What can dealers tell us about consumer pain points when it comes to connected technology? Discover just what the dealer thinks about the connected car and how technology helps or hinders sales.
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
10:15 - 10:45 amAutomotive Cybersecurity: An Honest Discussion

Driven by recent hacking stunts and cybersecurity hype, the hacker culture of public exploits and full disclosure is colliding with the notorious secrecy that cloaks automakers’ security strategies. Is this creating misplaced consumer fears that could kill the infotainment industry in its prime? Never before have both attackers and defenders appeared on the same stage to have a candid and open discussion on the state of today’s automotive cybersecurity, what’s really at risk, and how the industry can overcome the challenges to create a truly secure vehicle. Not to be missed.

Featuring:

Chris Valasek, Director of Vehicle Security Intelligence, IOActive

Karl Heimer, Senior Research Director, Cyber Innovation Unit, National Security, Battelle
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
10:50 - 11:05 amPress Conference: Audi & NVIDIASouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
11:05 - 11:20 amPress Conference: TBASouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
11:20 - 11:35 amPress Conference: VolvoSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
11:35 - 11:50 pmPress Conference: KPMGSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
12:10 - 1:30 pmInteractive Networking Lunch with Speakers & PanelistsGilbert Lindsay PlazaConnected Car Expo
1:45 - 2:10 pmConnected Car Strategies: OEMs Speak Out

Decisions always come from the top and in the automotive industry OEMs occupy that critical top position. Choices made by the automakers flow down to a massive indirect workforce – tier ones, software suppliers, hardware vendors, network operators, car dealers, and even app developers – that must mobilize to meet OEM requirements. What automakers are planning for in the near term or distant future will affect us all. Hear straight from the source what hard battles are being fought today, what these OEMs would do over if given the chance, and what the future of the connected car may hold.

Featuring:

Neal Boudette, Automotive Correspondent
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
2:15 - 2:40 pmBarbarians at the Head Unit: The Evolution of Device Connectivity

The smartphone’s impact on infotainment has been progressively increasing over the last several years but this year has been one for the record books. As Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are rapidly being adopted by automakers, the question becomes: What will happen to existing infotainment businesses, engineers, and knowledge? Will automakers be happy to take a backseat as two of the biggest consumer-electronics companies leverage their brands right into the dashboard? Join us in a charged debate about the roles of OEM self-determination and consumer compatibility in creating tomorrow’s device connectivity solutions.
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
2:45 - 3:10 pmBuilding a New Business: Restructuring and Revision

The only constant is change in today’s rapidly moving automotive industry and this includes business and manufacturing assumptions. New technology and ways of thinking now enable us to crowd source a car’s plans, parts, and production for a truly customized car. They also allow us to restructure telematics business assumptions in order to make connectivity possible for the masses and subscriber-retention issues a thing of the past. Additionally, new experiments in sales models are shaking the industry by exploring the benefits and drawbacks of direct OEM-to-consumer sales. Join us for an educational discussion about the opportunities and struggles that come with challenging the status quo.

Featuring:

Jay Rogers, CEO and founder, Local Motors

Steve Millstein, Managing Director, Aeris Communications
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
3:10 - 3:45 pmConference BreakSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
3:15 - 3:45 pmPress Conference: Ford Developer ChallengeSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
3:50 - 4:15 pmThe Pros & Cons of Connected Autonomy

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the autonomous car: Either it needs the processing power and omniscience that only the cloud can provide, or it needs to function completely independent of the cloud for safety’s sake. Join us as the research experts—who are propelling the self-driving car—debate the pros and cons of an Internet-tethered autonomous car, and discover what technological advancements from both camps you can expect to see on tomorrow’s roads.

Featuring:

Jeff Klei, President, Continental North America
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
4:20 - 4:45 pmAutonomous Car Fallout: What Happens Next?

We all expect the autonomous car to arrive soon—very soon. But are we ready for the changes that autonomous cars will bring? There are effects and arguments spawning from self-driving cars that will ripple into every aspect of modern society. What happens to car ownership, public transportation systems, video chatting while driving, parking lots, elderly drivers, drinking while driving laws, and road maintenance? All good questions but the main one is this: Is the technology coming faster than our preparations for it?

Featuring:

Mark Platshon, Managing Director, Icebreaker Ventures, BMW iVentures
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
4:50 - 5:05 pmInterview with CEO of Global Automotive OEMMeeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
5:05 pmClosing RemarksMeeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
5:00 - 8:30 pmPress & Trade Days Kickoff PartyGilbert Lindsay PlazaLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
TimeEventLocationTrack
7:00 - 8:45 amMotor Press Guild Motoring Invitational

Los Angeles Auto Show and Motor Press Guild invite you to a bright-and-early showcase featuring exotics and classics from around the world. More than 75 automotive icons, influencers, collectors and celebrities will gather with their favorite rides for an ultimate car culture showcase. Some of Los Angeles' hottest gourmet mobile food trucks will also be onsite serving popular breakfast bites during the invitational (complimentary meals for all credentialed Press & Trade Day attendees).
Gilbert Lindsay PlazaLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
7:45 amMotor Press Guild Innovative Vehicle of the Year AwardGilbert Lindsay PlazaLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
9:00 - 9:25 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
9:30 - 9:55 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
10:00 - 10:25 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
10:00 am - 2:00 pmCCE Exhibits OpenSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
10:30 - 10:55 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
11:00 - 11:25 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
11:30 am - 1:30 pmCCE Luncheon Featuring L.A. Gourmet Mobile Food TrucksSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
11:35 am - 12:00 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
12:05 - 12:30 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
12:35 - 1:00 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
1:05 - 1:30 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
1:30 - 5:30 pmthinkLA's Motor City West Marketing Conference

For more than ten years, thinkLA has featured top thinkers’ insights on the auto industry’s biggest trends and topics at Motor City West. This year, thinkLA will host its annual event at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will bring together more than 500 marketing, advertising and media professionals for a half-day afternoon conference, followed by an evening networking reception hosted from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Meeting Room 403 A&BMotor City West
1:35 - 2:00 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
2:10 - 2:35 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
2:40 - 3:05 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
3:10 - 3:35 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
3:40 - 4:05 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
4:10 - 4:35 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
4:40 - 5:05 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
5:30 - 6:30 pmthinkLA's Motor City West Networking ReceptionTBAMotor City West
DAY THREE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
TimeEventLocationTrack
8:00 - 8:30 amAuto Alliance Breakfast followed by California State Legislator of the Year AwardSouth Hall LobbyLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
8:35 - 8:50 amGreen Car of the Year AwardSouth Hall LobbyLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
9:00 - 9:25 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
9:00 - 9:15 amConnected City Summit Keynote Address TBAMeeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
9:20 - 9:45 amBig Data, Bigger Opportunity

What happens when one of the largest US metropolitan areas releases all of its collected data sets out into the open? An amazing opportunity to turn “big data” theories into practice. See how innovative startups can solve Los Angeles' transportation problems by analyzing millions of anonymous data points.

Featuring:

Peter Marx, Chief Innovation Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
9:30 - 9:55 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
9:30 am - 3:30 pmGreen and Advanced Technology Ride & Drive

Your chance to get behind the wheel for an on-the-road look at the latest alt fuel, high mileage and connected car technology from LA Auto Show exhibitors. From cutting-edge infotainment systems to the groundbreaking active safety advances, see for yourself the technology that is transforming driving.
Gilbert Lindsay PlazaLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
9:50 - 10:15 amTransportation Transformation: The Trends Driving Tomorrow's Cities

Today, a modern city’s layout is heavily influenced by the requirements of cars but big changes are on the horizon: Car sharing options are multiplying, vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies are finally getting well-deserved attention, and high-speed rail is forging new transportation options beyond the everyday commute. Join us for a discussion about today’s new thinking in personal mobility, how it is being realized within the constraints of urban planning, and its far reaching impacts that will shape tomorrow’s cities.

Featuring:

Ogi Redzic, Vice President, Connected Driving, HERE
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
10:00 - 10:25 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
10:20 - 10:45 amThe Practicalities of Connectivity: What Does It Really Take to Deliver?

From telematics to M2M, everything we own and everything we touch is becoming just as connected as we are. All these connections are just wireless magic, right? In reality there are many challenges to building a high-bandwidth wireless network that constantly needs to reconfigure and rebalance itself. Indeed, burgeoning quantities of new devices with demanding mobility or reliability requirements will impact RF congestion, network hand-offs, QoS, and network capacity. You’ll be amazed at what happens beneath the scenes to build the wireless networks that connect our devices and our lives.
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
10:30 - 10:55 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
10:50 - 11:05 amFortifying a City: The Dangers Hackers Present

Cities today cannot operate without connectivity, which makes them especially tempting targets for cybercrime and cyberterrorism. We cannot be complacent about protecting our efficient, always-present connectivity as the world becomes more and more reliant upon it. Learn what is being done to secure our network defenses against misuse, and how experts set traps and track down those who might take advantage of our increasing digital dependence.
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
11:10 - 11:35 amUrban Architecture Evolution

If you could step into a time machine and visit the future, what would cities look like? Would they be the dramatic, futuristic skylines along the lines of Hollywood creations? Would there be wildly different structures you’d never anticipate? Or would cities be a slight modification of today’s streets? Our urban architecture experts show us visualizations of the types of changes – small and large – that we can expect as our cities grow.
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
11:00 - 11:25 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
11:30 - 11:55 amAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
12:00 - 1:30 pmLuncheon & Special Speaker on "The Connected City in Practice: A Case Study"

Cities generally acquire their connectivity backbone through a slow, gradual process of accretion as they grow. However, with enough will and skill, major chunks of city infrastructure can actually be renovated in one fell swoop. We have the privilege of listening to someone who has done just that to create the world’s first connected city. See what valuable lessons have been learned when building for entire-city connectivity, and what changes can be applied to municipal network infrastructures now.
TBAConnected City Summit
12:00 - 12:25 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
12:30 - 12:55 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
1:00 - 1:25 pmAuto Manufacturer Press Conference TBATBAVehicle Debuts
2:00 - 5:00 pmDesign LA Open House & Challenge Presentations

Visit this year’s experiential gallery at the LA Auto Show to discover visionary works by today’s leading automotive designers as they present on the topic: “Sensing the Future: How Will Vehicles Interact with Us in 2029.” During the open house and challenge presentations, each brand will showcase their team’s freshly drawn concepts to a panel of industry luminaries for a chance to win best in show at this year's Design Challenge.
TBADesign LA
7:00 - 10:00 pmPreview Party Benefiting the Grammy Museum & Staples Center FoundationEntire VenueLos Angeles Auto Show Opens to the Public
7:00 pm - 12:00 amDesigners' Night Party hosted by Car Design NewsElevate Lounge at 811 Wilshire BoulevardDesign LA