Reuters Events: Automotive USA forum will bring together over 400 senior auto industry leaders in Detroit on October 18-19 to address how to build software-defined electric vehicles, reshape the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business model, and plan for an autonomous future.
Reaching a North American audience across two days, the in-person event will provide exclusive insights to help shape future strategies across business-critical topics including electrification, connectivity, autonomous vehicles, sustainability and supply chain.
Uniting the most influential OEMs on stage from global automakers including General Motors, Nissan Americas and VW of America, the speaker line-up for 2022 includes:
- Liza Borches, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carter Myers Automotive
- Steve Carlisle, Executive Vice President and President, GM North America
- Len Devanna, Head of Digital Experience, Lucid Motors
- Roshana Gammampila, Vice President – Product, Toyota Connected Europe
- Scott Keogh, CEO and President, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
- Martin Kristensson, VP Autonomous Driving, Volvo Cars
- Jérémie Papin, Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Chairperson, Nissan Americas, Nissan Americas
- Michael Rocco, Vice President Sales and Operations, Bentley Americas
- Nick Sitarski, Vice President – Integrated Vehicle Systems, Toyota North America
- Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer North America, Stellantis
- Padma Sundaram, Director – Software Defined Vehicle, General Motors
- Nathaniel Villella, Head of North America Competitive Intelligence, Stellantis
- Gil West, Chief Operating Officer, Cruise
- Steve Wittman, Chief Digital Retail Officer, Sonic Automotive
- Joe White, Global Automotive Correspondent, Reuters
- Linda Zhang, F-150 Chief Nameplate Engineer, Ford Motor Company
To facilitate this strategic forum for the automotive industry, Automotive USA is built around four key pillars:
- Electrification & Supply Chain – achieving EV Dominance by reducing supply chain costs and steam-lining production
- Vehicle Safety – building safer roads through efficient data transmission
- Software-Defined Vehicle – building a software defined car to deliver real time adaptions and safety updates
- Customer Experience – having stronger relationship with customers and delivering personalized experiences
“The automotive industry is facing more disruption now than in the last 50 years, with governmental pressure to reduce emissions and growing concerns around vehicle safety. The time to innovate is now,” said Hayley Dunn, Head of Automotive Strategy at Reuters Events. “This year’s Automotive USA will feature one of the strongest line-ups of any automotive event in the world to confront the challenges facing the industry and how to innovate for the future.”
Those interested in taking part in the forum can find out more information here
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