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PLEASE NOTE: This is a preview of events planned for CCE 2015, and is subject to change at any time.
5:30 - 7:00 pmCCE Welcome Networking ReceptionJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
5:30 - 7:00 pmCCE Exhibit Floor OpenJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
7:15 amCCE Exhibit Floor OpenJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
7:15 - 8:00 amNetworking BreakfastJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
8:10 - 8:25 amWelcome by
CCE Emcee Brian Cooley, CNET
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
8:25 - 8:40 amOpening Keynote by Lyft Co-Founder & President, John ZimmerJW Marriott Diamond Blrm
8:45 - 8:55 amTop Ten Automotive Startups Presentation


Michelle Avary
VP Automotive Strategy, Aeris Communications
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
9:00 - 9:25 amThe Long and Winding Road to Autonomous

Of all the recent innovations and industry visions, nothing has captured the public’s attention and piqued its imagination like the autonomous vehicle. While some love the idea and others fear it, most experts agree that the road to autonomy will not be a straight one. Join us for a discussion of the twists and turns that lie ahead as well as ways for achieving a smoother ride.


Prof. Thomas Form
Electronics & Vehicle Research, Volkswagen

Brian Droessler
VP of Software & Connected Solutions, Continental
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
9:35 - 10:10 amCoffee Break Presented by ElektrobitJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
9:35 - 9:50 amPress Conference

JW Marriott Platinum Blrm
9:55 - 10:10 amPress Conference

JW Marriott Platinum Blrm
10:20 - 10:35 amAndroid Auto: From the Inside Out

While we have all heard about Android Auto, how many of us know what’s going on under the hood? How was it designed? What tradeoffs were made? What lessons were learned and what were the big surprises during its development? We hear from Google’s Henry Newton-Dunn, who discusses similarities between auto-centric and mobile-centric design and how Google has amalgamated the two to create Android Auto.


Henry Newton-Dunn
Design Manager, Google
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
10:40 - 11:00 amConsumer Confidential: What Research Reveals About Buyers’ Deepest Desires

While we may often think that we know the car buyer’s desires, working in the industry can easily skew our vision of what the mass market really wants. Here to provide clear insights are three industry experts whose research focuses on the automotive consumer.


Kristine Kolodge
Executive Director of Driver Interaction and HMI, JD Power

Claudiu Dimofte
Associate Professor of Marketing and Research Fellow, San Diego State University

Roger Lanctot
Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
11:05 - 11:30 amGoing My Way? Car Sharing and the Future of Vehicle Ownership

Car sharing and ride sharing provide radical alternatives to traditional transportation systems and may alter who wants or needs to own their own car. While they may not exactly complement existing infrastructure, is it possible to have new car sharing business models that do? We hear from pioneers in this field who see a future that both competes and complements today’s car-owner-centric society.


Eric Spiegelman
President, LA Taxi Commission

Joanna McFarland
Co-Founder, Hop Skip Drive

Alicia Agius, GoDrive Project Lead, Ford of Europe
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
11:40 - 1:10 pmInteractive Networking LuncheonJW Marriott Gold Blrm
1:25 - 1:40 pmNo Assembly Line Required: the Future of Car Production

Not since Henry Ford’s introduction of the assembly line has automotive production faced so much change. Join us as Local Motors’ Justin Fishkin offers an insider’s look at 3D printing and shares on the progress made in the field since his explosive appearance at last year’s CCE.


Justin Fishkin
Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
1:45 - 2:10 pmOTA Updating: Why Your Vehicle Will Never Be the Same

Until now, software update discussions have primarily focused on bug fixes, recalls and security patches; however, with so many of the car’s capabilities provided via software, updates may provide flexibility that the industry has yet to fully realize. Join our experts as they explore the opportunities and challenges for keeping the car relevant from cradle to grave.


Mahbubul Alam
Chief Technology Officer, Movimento

Oren Betzaleli
Executive VP Product, Strategy and Marketing, redbend

Matt Jones
Jaguar Land Rover
JW Mariott Diamond Blrm
2:15 - 2:40 pmThe New Consumer Electronics Invasion and How It’s Reshaping the Vehicle Interior

The mobile phone, one of many subsegments in the consumer electronics space, has had a major influence on vehicular electronics. Could another device/technology have a similar impact? Which new developments might make their way into automotive? Gaming? Smartwatches? Wearables? Join industry experts from Google, Pebble, and Edison Research as they consider how the consumer electronics industry may once again change how, when, and where we interact with our cars.


RJ Mical
Director of Games, Google

Larry Rosin
President, Edison Research

Eric Migicovsky
Founder, Pebble
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
2:50 - 3:25 pmCoffee Break Presented by ElektrobitJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
2:50 - 3:05 pmPress Conference

JW Marriott Platinum Blrm
3:10 - 3:25 pmPress Conference

JW Marriott Platinum Blrm
3:35 - 4:00 pmCalifornivation: How OEMs are Tapping into West Coast Technology

The connected car continues its rapid evolution with technology innovation constantly streaming out of Silicon Valley. How can OEMs extract new ideas from the world’s technology pressure-cooker without compromising automotive safety or quality? What is the secret to a successful relationship between idea-generating startups and production-minded OEMs? In this interview-style session, we sit down with C-level OEM executives to see how they are working with a “fail fast” and agile California culture to experiment in different technologies — even those outside of transportation/mobility — in order to stay ahead in the technology arms race.


Neal Boudette
Journalist, Automotive News

Dr. Frankie James
Managing Director, Advanced Tech Office
General Motors Silicon Valley

Nick Sugimoto
Sr. Program Director, Honda Silicon Valley Lab

Ned Curic
CTO, Toyota Motor Sales
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
4:05 - 4:30 pmThe Cybersecurity Trilogy: Three Problems, Three Solutions

Cybersecurity is top of mind for everyone. But with so many different angles to consider, it is hard to know where to focus. Join us as three top experts pinpoint the automotive industry’s most crucial cybersecurity issues and offer solutions that can have an immediate impact.


David Strickland
Partner, Venable

Karl Heimer
Special Adviser for Cyber Security to the State of Michigan,
Founding partner, Autoimmune

Andrew Weimerskirch
Associate research scientist, UMTRI
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
4:35 - 4:50 pmThe Hack Heard Around the World

You might be able to hack into a car with a physical connection but it’s virtually impossible otherwise, right? Wrong. IOActive’s Chris Valasek shares how he and Twitter’s Charlie Miller were able to remotely control a vehicle’s steering and brakes over a 3G connection; he will also identify the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that the automotive industry must immediately close.


Chris Valasek
Director Vehicle Security Research, IOActive
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
4:55 - 5:10 pmInterview with Arwed Niestroj
CEO, Research & Development North America
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
5:15 - 5:20 pmClosing Remarks with Brian Cooley, CNETJW Marriott Diamond Blrm
5:30 - 9:00 pmPress & Trade Days Kickoff PartyGilbert Lindsay Plaza
7:00 - 8:45 amHistoric Vehicle Association presents the MPG Motoring InvitationalGilbert Lindsay Plaza
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAuto Manufacturer Vehicle DebutsLos Angeles Convention Center
TBACCE Networking LoungeLos Angeles Convention Center
TBAThe CCE Suites at LACCLos Angeles Convention Center
9:00 - 9:20 amGreen Car of the Year AwardLos Angeles Convention Center
9:30 am - 2:00 pmAuto Manufacturer Vehicle DebutsLos Angeles Convention Center
9:30 am - 3:00 pmGreen and Advanced Technology Ride & DriveGilbert Lindsay Plaza
TBACCE Networking LoungeLos Angeles Convention Center
TBAThe CCE Suites at LACCLos Angeles Convention Center
2:00 - 5:00 pmDesign LA Open House, Challenge Presentations & Winners AnnouncedLos Angeles Convention Center
7:00 - 10:00 pmPreview Party Benefiting the Grammy Museum & Staples Center FoundationLos Angeles Convention Center