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PLEASE NOTE: Only South Hall Lobby will be open on Tuesday; all remaining halls will be accessible on Wednesday and Thursday
7:15 amCCE Exhibits OpenSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
7:15 - 8:00 amNetworking Breakfast presented by Auto AllianceSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
8:10 - 8:25 amWelcome by
CCE Emcee Brian Cooley, CNET
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
8:25 - 8:30 amSpecial Video Address by Mayor of Los Angeles Eric GarcettiMeeting 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.


Maggie Hendrie, Interaction Design Chair, Art Center College of Design

Mary Ann Norris de Lares, COO, Oblong Industries

Bryan T. Biniak, Global VP & General Manager, Microsoft
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.


Renee Stephens, Vice President, US Automotive Quality, J.D. Power
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.


Mike Sullivan, President, LAcarGuy

Michael Deitz, Senior Group Manager, Connected Car and Owner Services, Hyundai

Jason Schulz, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Toyota
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
10:15 - 10:45 amAutomotive Cybersecurity: A Frank 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.


Chris Valasek, Director of Vehicle Security Intelligence, IOActive

Karl Heimer, Senior Consultant, Assured Information Security

Michael Cammisa, Director of Safety, Global Automakers

Gil Litichever, CEO, Arilou Information
Security Technologies
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
10:45 - 11:20 amConference Coffee Break Presented by ElektrobitSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
10:50 - 11:05 amPress Conference: Audi / NVIDIASouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
11:05 - 11:20 amPress Conference: VolvoSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
11:20 - 11:35 amPress Conference: Jaguar Land RoverSouth 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 that must mobilize to meet OEM requirements, and 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.


Neal Boudette, Journalist, Automotive News

Nick Sugimoto, Senior Program Director,
Honda Silicon Valley Lab

Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, OnStar

Uwe Higgen, Head of Group Technology Office, BMW USA
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 automotive infotainment, telematics, connectivity, and diagnostics functionality has been progressively increasing over the last several years but this year has been one for the record books. As Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay are rapidly being adopted by automakers, the question becomes: What will happen to existing automotive connected businesses, engineers, and knowledge? Will automakers be happy to take a backseat as two of the biggest consumer-electronics companies and others battle it out? Join us in a charged debate about the roles of OEM self-determination and consumer compatibility in creating tomorrow’s connectivity solutions.


Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive, NVIDIA

Jay Giraud, Founder, Mojio

Rahul Misra, Director Automotive Sales Engineering, Aha Cloud Services, HARMAN

Konstantin Othmer, CEO, CloudCar
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, technology, and manufacturing assumptions. New innovations and ways of thinking now enable us to align technology and talent in order to crowd source a car’s plans, parts, and production for a truly customized car. They also allow us to make connectivity possible for the masses and subscriber-retention issues a thing of the past. To keep up with these transformational changes, car companies are finding new ways to invigorate their engineering teams, changing both who and how they hire. Join us for an educational discussion about the opportunities and struggles that come with challenging the status quo.


Justin Fishkin, Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors

Steve Millstein, Managing Director, Aeris Communications

John Waraniak, VP Vehicle Technology, SEMA
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
3:10 - 3:45 pmConference Coffee Break Presented by ElektrobitSouth 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.


Damon Lavrinc, Silicon Valley Editor, Jalopnik

Jeff Klei, President, Continental North America

Alberto Broggi, Director of Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Lab, University of Parma

Bernard Soriano, Deputy Director, California DMV
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?


Mark Platshon, Managing Director of Icebreaker Ventures and Senior Advisor to BMW i-Ventures

Kyle Vogt, President and CEO, Cruise Automation

Paul Godsmark, CTO and Co-founder, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
4:50 - 5:05 pmInterview with Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of VolvoMeeting Room 403 A&BConnected Car Expo
5:00 pmCCE Exhibits CloseSouth Hall LobbyConnected 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
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 Innovation Vehicle of the Year AwardGilbert Lindsay PlazaLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
8:00 amLos Angeles Auto Show Exhibit Halls OpenAftermarket, Concourse, Petree, South and West HallsLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
8:00 am - 2:00 pmCCE Exhibit HoursSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
9:00 - 9:25 amPress Conference: AudiSouth HallVehicle Debuts
9:30 - 9:55 amPress Conference: CadillacSouth HallVehicle Debuts
10:00 - 10:25 amPress Conference: Mercedes-BenzSouth HallVehicle Debuts
10:00 am - 12:00 pmTours of CCE


Roger Lanctot, Associate Director, Global
Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics

Andrew Hart, Director, SBD
South Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
10:30 - 10:55 amPress Conference: MazdaSouth HallVehicle Debuts
11:05 - 11:30 amPress Conference: FordWest HallVehicle Debuts
11:30 am - 1:30 pmCCE Luncheon Featuring L.A. Gourmet Mobile Food TrucksSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
11:35 am - 12:00 pmPress Conference: ChryslerWest HallVehicle Debuts
12:05 - 12:30 pmPress Conference: PorschePetree HallVehicle Debuts
12:35 - 1:00 pmPress Conference: HondaWest HallVehicle Debuts
1:30 - 3:30 pmTours of CCE


Roger Lanctot, Associate Director, Global
Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics

Andrew Hart, Director, SBD
South Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
1:10 - 1:35 pmPress Conference: BMWSouth HallVehicle 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
1:40 - 2:05 pmPress Conference: LexusSouth HallVehicle Debuts
2:10 - 2:35 pmPress Conference: VolvoSouth HallVehicle Debuts
2:40 - 3:05 pmPress Conference: Jaguar Land RoverSouth HallVehicle Debuts
3:10 - 3:35 pmPress Conference: VolkswagenSouth HallVehicle Debuts
3:40 - 4:05 pmPress Conference: ScionSouth HallVehicle Debuts
4:10 - 4:35 pmPress Conference: ChevroletSouth HallVehicle Debuts
4:40 - 5:05 pmPress Conference: MINISouth HallVehicle Debuts
5:30 - 6:30 pmthinkLA's Motor City West Networking ReceptionTBAMotor City West
6:30 pmLos Angeles Auto Show Exhibit Halls CloseAftermarket, Concourse, Petree, South and West HallsLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
8:00 amLos Angeles Auto Show Exhibit Halls OpenAftermarket, Concourse, Petree, South and West HallsLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
8:00 am - 12:00 pmCCE Exhibit HoursSouth Hall LobbyConnected Car Expo
8:20 - 9:00 amAuto Alliance Breakfast followed by California State Legislator of the Year AwardSouth Hall LobbyLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
9:00 - 9:20 amGreen Car of the Year AwardSouth Hall LobbyLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
9:10 - 9:20 amWelcome by Connected City Summit Emcee, Rich DeMuro, Tech Reporter, KTLA-TVMeeting 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. Understand how intelligent transportation systems can address safety, mobility, and environmental concerns by analyzing millions of anonymous data points, and how that will help cities expand to meet future needs.


Peter Marx, Chief Innovation Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles

Bruce Weed, Program Director, Big Data and Watson, IBM

Shahed Rowshan, Lecturer on Intelligent Transportation Systems, University of Southern California
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
9:30 - 9:55 amPress Conference: AcuraSouth HallVehicle 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.


Ogi Redzic, Senior Vice President, Connected Driving, HERE

Reilly Brennan, Executive Director, The Revs Program, Stanford University

Michelle Boehm, Southern California Regional Director, California High Speed Rail
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
10:05 - 10:30 amPress Conference: FiatWest HallVehicle Debuts
10:20 - 10:35 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.


Drew Johnson, VP of Engineering, Aeris
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
10:35 - 11:00 amPress Conference: NissanWest HallVehicle Debuts
10:40 - 10:55 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.


Jim Christy, President and CEO, The Christy Group, former Chief of DoD Cyber Crime Center
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
11:00 - 11:25 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.


Scott Fisher, Professor & Founding Chair, Interactive Media Design, USC School of Cinematic Arts

Robyn Eason, Certification Team Leader for Urban Planning, LEED

Forrest French, President, AIA Richmond
Meeting Room 403 A&BConnected City Summit
11:05 - 11:17 amPress Conference: Henrik Fisker / Galpin Auto SportsConcourse HallVehicle Debuts
11:17 - 11:30 amPress Conference: Henrik Fisker / Galpin MotorsConcourse HallVehicle Debuts
11:35 am - 12:00 pmPress Conference: Mitsubishi (Lunch)West HallVehicle 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.


Announcement of Green Fleet Car and Truck of the Year Award Winners, presented by Bobit Business Media (publishers of Green Fleet, Automotive Fleet, Work Truck and Business Fleet magazines)

Announcement of Ford Connected Car-Connected City App Pursuit Winner

David Cummins, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Xerox Services will speak
Gilbert Lindsay PlazaConnected City Summit
12:05 - 12:30 pmPress Conference: SaleenConcourse HallVehicle 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.
Concourse FoyerDesign LA
5:00 pmLos Angeles Auto Show Exhibit Halls CloseAftermarket, Concourse, Petree, South and West HallsLos Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days
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