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PLEASE NOTE: This is a preview of events planned for CCE 2015, and is subject to change at any time.
5:00 - 7:00 pmCCE Welcome Networking ReceptionJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
5:00 - 7:00 pmCCE Exhibit Floor OpenJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
6:00 - 6:20 pmConnected Car Expo Hack-a-thon Winner AnnouncedJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
7:15 amCCE Exhibit Floor OpenJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
7:15 - 8:00 amNetworking BreakfastJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
8:00 - 8:10 amWelcome Address by Los Angeles Mayor Eric GarcettiJW Marriott Diamond 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 Product & Strategy, Aeris
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

Gary O'Brien
Global Director Advanced Engineering,
Delphi Silicon Valley
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
9:35 - 10:10 amCoffee Break Presented by ElektrobitJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
9:35 - 9:50 amVision Fleet Press ConferenceJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
9:55 - 10:10 amQuanergy Systems Press ConferenceJW 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

Evan Malahy
Design Lead, Android Auto
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
10:30 - 11:15 amFrom Start-up to the Big Leagues, How to Get Your Break in the Automotive Industry

When a startup tries to work with automotive companies, the lingo can be confusing, the timelines can be frustrating, and the decisions can be opaque. What does it take for a fledgling company with amazing innovative ideas to really make the sale? How can a tiny startup benefit from massive automotive companies without being crushed? Take a lesson from our industry veterans who know from experience what tactics to avoid and what business strategies to use. If your startup is trying to crack into automotive, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity to learn from the pros.


Andrew Poliak
Global Director Business Development, QNX

Lars Boeryd
Director of Automotive Marketing, Qualcomm

Ben Hoffman
CEO, Movimento

Paul Asel
Managing Partner
Nokia Growth Partners
JW Marriott Platinum 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.


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

Roger Lanctot
Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics

Claudiu Dimofte
Associate Professor of Marketing and Research Fellow, San Diego State University
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 Luncheon and Presentation Sponsored by FaureciaJW 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.


Matt Jones
Head of Future Infotainment,
Jaguar Land Rover

Mahbubul Alam
Chief Technology Officer, Movimento

Oren Betzaleli
EVP Redbend Product Strategy, HARMAN
JW Marriott 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.

Larry Rosin
President, Edison Research

Asad Iqbal
Head of Business Development,

RJ Mical
Director of Games, Google
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
2:50 - 3:25 pmCoffee Break Presented by ElektrobitJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
2:50 - 3:05 pmOpenCar Press ConferenceJW Marriott Platinum Blrm
3:10 - 3:25 pmKPMG Press ConferenceJW 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
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
Toyota Motor Sales
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
4:05 - 4:30 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. Uber’s Chris Valasek shares how he and 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
Security Lead,
Uber Advanced Technology Center Pittsburgh
JW Marriott Diamond Blrm
4:35 - 4:50 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.


Andre Weimerskirch
Associate Research Scientist, UMTRI

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

David Strickland
Partner, Venable
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
5:00 - 8:00 pmPress & Trade Days Kickoff PartyGilbert Lindsay Plaza
7:00 am - 8:25 amMPG Motoring InvitationalGilbert Lindsay Plaza
8:25 - 8:45 amAlfa RomeoGilbert Lindsay Plaza, Los Angeles Convention Center
9:00 - 9:25 amFord Motor CompanyWest Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
9:30 - 9:55 amNissanWest Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
10:00 - 10:25 amFiatWest Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
10:30 - 10:55 amPorschePetree Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
11:05 - 11:30 amBuickSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
11:35 - 12:00 pmJaguar Land RoverSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
12:05 - 12:30 pmMercedes-BenzSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
12:35 - 1:00 pmVolvoSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
1:05 - 1:30 pmHyundaiSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
1:35 - 2:00 pmMazdaSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
2:05 - 2:30 pmScionSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
2:35 - 3:00 pmSubaruSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
3:05 - 3:30 pmVolkswagenSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
3:35 - 4:00 pmAudiSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
4:10 - 4:35 pmKiaWest Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
4:40 - 5:05 pmMitsubishiWest Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCCE Networking Lounge presented by Auto AllianceLos Angeles Convention Center
8:00 - 9:00 amLA Auto Show BreakfastGilbert Lindsay Plaza, Los Angeles Convention Center
8:00 am - 4:00 pmCCE Networking Lounge presented by Auto AllianceLos Angeles Convention Center
8:30 - 8:45 amEV Trade AssociationGilbert Lindsay Plaza, Los Angeles Convention Center
9:00 - 9:20 amGreen Car of the Year AwardLos Angeles Convention Center
9:30 - 9:55 amCadillacSouth Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center
10:00 - 10:25 amElio MotorsSouth Hall Atrium, Los Angeles Convention Center
10:35 - 11:00 amDiMora MotorcarWest Hall Atrium, Los Angeles Convention Center
11:10 - 11:40 amGeorge Barris Tribute

Comedian Jeff Dunham to unveil restored Voxmobile (originally built by Barris in 1967)
South Hall Atrium, Los Angeles Convention Center
12:30 - 3:30 pmDesign and Developer Challenge Open House

Teams announced
Design and Developer Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center
1:00 - 1:40 pmRevolutionizing Vehicle Design for the Connected Era

The car is undergoing a revolution. From IoT and self-driving to car-sharing and personalization, this is a journey that requires a delicate mix of skills to explore the possibilities of a high-tech future, bounded by the reality of what consumers will accept.

How do we design for the new roles that cars will take in our society? How does the automotive industry collaborate with new industry players to take innovation to another level? What elements of design will dominate in the near future when digital natives are making most of the vehicle purchases and usage? And, just as importantly, what current traits are sure to be dismissed in the future? Where is the future of car design headed and who’s going to take us there?


Kevin Ketchum
Global Creative Design Specialist, The Foundry

Jim Mainard
Head of Digital Strategy & New Business Development, DreamWorks Animation

Richard Kim
Head of Design, Faraday Future

Stewart Reed
Chair Transportation Design Department, Art Center College of Design
Concourse Foyer, Los Angeles Convention Center
9:30 am - 3:30 pmGreen/Tech Ride & DriveGilbert Lindsay Plaza, Los Angeles Convention Center
7:00 - 10:00 pmPreview Party Benefiting the Grammy Museum & Staples Center FoundationLos Angeles Convention Center

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