Changing landscape for car manufacturers

All Streams are across 2 days

Conference Schedule


Day 1

Wednesday 5 July

10:10 - 17:00 - CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR CAR MANUFACTURERS
Meeting Room 3 / 4

Moderator
Samuel Gee, conference programme director, UKi Media & Events, UK

10:10 - Key challenges for the automotive industry
Stefan Deix, director, EUCAR, BELGIUM
Digitalisation, automation and connectivity are certainly dominating trends in the first quarter of the 21st century. They modify the way we think about future mobility. Together with the need for decarbonisation and the societal need for transportation, automotive innovation is happening at an accelerated pace. For these reasons, EUCAR, the European Council for Automotive R&D, decided to launch a major strategic review process with the main objective to identify key challenges for the automotive industry until 2030. EUCAR is the research association of major car and truck manufacturers in Europe.

10:40 - Future mobility – successful with disruptive business models?
Andreas Gissler, managing director, Accenture Strategy, GERMANY
Urban mobility is the key driver for infrastructure investments – global cities act as gatekeepers. Technology convergence will revolutionise mobility in the cities and beyond. Self-driving vehicles (SDV) might become an integrated part of the city ecosystem involving multiple stakeholders. The future solution has to consider customers' end-to-end mobility and cities' requirements. The competitive landscape regarding mobility solutions is developing with a number of market entrants. Different strategic options for automotive OEMs are seen; the question is: How to position now?

11:10 - Understanding the automotive disruption ahead
Dr Wolfgang Bernhart, senior partner, automotive, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, GERMANY
The automotive industry is about to set off on a brand-new path. Whereas before, high expectations for non-linear developments would quickly fade into years of silence, now four major trends – new mobility solutions and a trend towards sharing, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems to reduce fatalities, digitalisation and connectivity as a technical enabler, and electrification to reduce CO2 emissions as well as local NoX and particulate matters and noise emissions – are meeting at the same point in time. The implications seem clear: the traditional automotive value chain is about to see more disruption in the next decade than it has since the automobile was invented. In this presentation Dr Wolfgang Bernhart, senior partner for automotive at strategy consultant Roland Berger, will set out the challenges for automotive OEMs, how they can position themselves to take advantage of this disruption and provide a framework of indicators to understand where we are with respect to the disruption ahead.

11:40 - Disruptive change facing the 'mobility' supplier
Daron Gifford, partner, Plante Moran, USA
Based on research by Plante & Moran, disruptive change to the automotive industry will be the norm. OEMs, suppliers and retailers will be impacted at all levels, with special emphasis on: mass/weight reduction, fewer and global vehicle architectures, targeted emerging market growth, next-generation powertrains, mobility technology – convergence of autonomy and sharing will be the inflection point for upheaval in the automotive industry’s role in future mobility. Critical capabilities for competing in this dramatically changed transportation model will be discussed. A framework and approach for strategies to address future challenges will be highlighted.

12:10 - How can OEMs win the power play in tomorrow’s radically changed automotive ecosystem?
Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, associate director, Arthur D. Little GmbH, GERMANY
Automotive, as it has evolved over the last 100 years, is perceived by many as leading to massive problems throughout the world. Driven by wealth and urbanisation, it has increased pollution and congestion globally and needs to be addressed. Technological development seems to offer solutions: electric mobility leads to much cleaner mobility, car sharing will decrease the number of vehicles in use worldwide, and autonomous driving will help boost the capacity of streets – be they urban or highways. Really? To assess the impact of those key trends, Arthur D. Little has conducted a 360-degree study incorporating perspectives from customers, industry players and regulators. This presentation will outline the conclusions.

12:40 - Digitising transportation – the era of cognitive technologies in automobiles
Ananth Srinivasan, senior consultant, Frost & Sullivan, GERMANY
The dawn of the cognitive era, and its impact on businesses, is the central theme of this presentation. Starting with the various artificial intelligence technologies entering the automobile, to growing acceptance of voice UI, and autonomous technologies that have grown from a side theme to a central theme in product development, we will explore how the different stakeholders in the automotive ecosystem are expected to respond. This presentation is also the theme of Frost & Sullivan's flagship automotive thought-leadership event in London this year, and will include insights from this space as needed.

13:10 - 14:30 - Lunch

Panel Moderator - Round Table Discussion
Ananth Srinivasan, senior consultant, Frost & Sullivan, GERMANY

14:30 - 16:00 - Round Table Discussion: What effect will disruptive mobility technology and new personal transportation options have on business models and strategies for automotive manufacturers?
What effect will disruptive mobility technology and new personal transportation options have on business models and strategies for automotive manufacturers?
Andreas Gissler, managing director, Accenture Strategy, GERMANY
Dr Wolfgang Bernhart, senior partner, automotive, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, GERMANY
Dr Klaus Schmitz, partner, Arthur D. Little GmbH, GERMANY
Heiko Stuis, manager e-mobility product strategy, Daimler AG, GERMANY
Daron Gifford, partner, Plante Moran, USA


Moderator:
Ananth Srinivasan, senior consultant, Frost & Sullivan

Day 2

Thursday 6 July

CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR CAR MANUFACTURERS
Meeting Room 3 / 4

Moderator
Daron Gifford, partner, Plante Moran, USA

09:30 - Road transport – the automotive supplier's perspective for 2030
Dr Alessandro Coda, chief technology officer, CLEPA - The European Association of Automotive Suppliers, BELGIUM
In the coming months, CLEPA will be analysing the trends and driving forces that will have an impact on road transport in the next 15 to 20 years, and working out the priorities and challenges for the automotive industry (and in particular for the suppliers). The areas that will be analysed cover all the vehicle domains: safety, mobility, energy and environment, including materials and manufacturing. Current and future legislation are of course influencing the scenarios and the need for innovation and research activities highlighted.

10:00 - The future of mobility is designed, not built
Max Ackermann, managing director, Berlin, Siberia, GERMANY
In a future where anyone can build anything, "Can we do this?" is the wrong question to ask. In this multi-modal transportation context, businesses must start asking, "Why should we do this in the first place?" Leading product and service design firm Siberia partners with the world’s most ambitious organisations to answer this question. The talk explores the untapped potential in the touchpoints between humans and technology, and why only organisations with a relentless focus on design and user experience will play a part in the future of transportation.

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - Carsharing and Ridesharing - Two services, one fleet (and other ways to increase utilisation)
Mark Thomas, vice president of marketing, RideCell, USA
The presentation will analyse how to quickly launch and scale a new mobility service to achieve maximum profitability. Learn how vehicle utilisation in new mobility services drives profitability and which techniques to use to achieve the highest utilisation rates. Learn what’s required to launch a new mobility service offering, including end-to-end work flow, dispatch, scheduling, balancing supply, demand, CRM and payments. Examine lessons learned from launching one of the largest car sharing programs in the US market.

11:30 - Nationwide results of a survey of youngsters – their vision on mobility and possession
Marco Maréchal, CEO/strategic (communication) advisor, Connected Strategic Change Processes, NETHERLANDS
This is the first nationwide research on such a wide scale, when it comes to youth and mobility in the future (2030) and the partial economy. Connected Strategic Change Processes surveyed 1,000 youngsters to find out their needs and wants (knowledge, attitude and behaviour) when it comes to mobility now and in the future (2030) and what their position is in the partial economy. It is necessary for the outside world (people) to get involved. Self-driving cars, cooperative systems, connected e-bikes and connected cars are part of this survey.

12:00 - The implications of a driverless future
Matthew Cockerill, creative director, Seymourpowell, UK
For a century, our cities and the lives in them have been defined by the car. Although great advancements have been made in comfort, features and safety, the basic paradigm of the car is unchanged since carriages became horseless carriages. This speech will explore the implications of a shift to autonomous vehicles and away from private ownership, and the profound effect this will have on the vehicles of the future, the shape of our cities and the lives we lead in them.

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Reframing discontinuities and restoring forecasting throughout large-scale industry disruption
Julian Cox, consulting partner, EV-Volumes, SWEDEN
In an about-face of the hyperbole of tech disruption, the presentation explores functional equivalence between technologies, the common profit drivers of labour, materials and energy efficiencies and the continual shifts in business models from batch to recurring revenue streams. These are the underpinnings of today and tomorrow. The purpose: to restore a baseline in which the past and the future make common sense simultaneously, for restored confidence in forecasting and in the making of large-scale value judgements otherwise obscured by paradigm-specific norms and nomenclature. The outcome: some counterintuitive insights into the future history of energy and transportation.

14:30 - Alternative-energy vehicles: driving towards a cleaner future
Scott Mortman, global business development director, PSY Group Consultants, CYPRUS
Global annual car sales are increasing at record-setting rates, with the total number of cars on the road projected to double to two billion by 2040. At the same time, greater attention and efforts are being made worldwide to reduce the level of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion into our environment. So what does it take to expedite the shift in future car sales from ICE to alternative-energy vehicles? Essentially, car manufacturers must overcome the three Cs for mass-market vehicle adoption: cost, convenience and connectivity. In so doing, alternative-energy vehicles will overtake the carbon-based pack.

Moderator
Claude-Etienne Armingaud, partner, K&L Gates, FRANCE

15:00 - 16:30 - Round Table Discussion
– What Effect will Disruptive Mobility Technology and New Personal Transportation Options Have on Business Models and Strategies for Automotive Manufacturers?
Andy Toth, investment director, Plug and Play Ventures, GERMANY
Claude-Etienne Armingaud, partner, K&L Gates, FRANCE
Alexander Satanowsky, manager, technology transfer, Daimler AG, GERMANY
Tobias Weiper, Managing Director & Founder, evopark GmbH, GERMANY

Day 1

Wednesday 5 July

10:10 - 17:00 - CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR CAR MANUFACTURERS
Meeting Room 3 / 4

Moderator
Samuel Gee, conference programme director, UKi Media & Events, UK

10:10 - Key challenges for the automotive industry
Stefan Deix, director, EUCAR, BELGIUM
Digitalisation, automation and connectivity are certainly dominating trends in the first quarter of the 21st century. They modify the way we think about future mobility. Together with the need for decarbonisation and the societal need for transportation, automotive innovation is happening at an accelerated pace. For these reasons, EUCAR, the European Council for Automotive R&D, decided to launch a major strategic review process with the main objective to identify key challenges for the automotive industry until 2030. EUCAR is the research association of major car and truck manufacturers in Europe.

10:40 - Future mobility – successful with disruptive business models?
Andreas Gissler, managing director, Accenture Strategy, GERMANY
Urban mobility is the key driver for infrastructure investments – global cities act as gatekeepers. Technology convergence will revolutionise mobility in the cities and beyond. Self-driving vehicles (SDV) might become an integrated part of the city ecosystem involving multiple stakeholders. The future solution has to consider customers' end-to-end mobility and cities' requirements. The competitive landscape regarding mobility solutions is developing with a number of market entrants. Different strategic options for automotive OEMs are seen; the question is: How to position now?

11:10 - Understanding the automotive disruption ahead
Dr Wolfgang Bernhart, senior partner, automotive, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, GERMANY
The automotive industry is about to set off on a brand-new path. Whereas before, high expectations for non-linear developments would quickly fade into years of silence, now four major trends – new mobility solutions and a trend towards sharing, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems to reduce fatalities, digitalisation and connectivity as a technical enabler, and electrification to reduce CO2 emissions as well as local NoX and particulate matters and noise emissions – are meeting at the same point in time. The implications seem clear: the traditional automotive value chain is about to see more disruption in the next decade than it has since the automobile was invented. In this presentation Dr Wolfgang Bernhart, senior partner for automotive at strategy consultant Roland Berger, will set out the challenges for automotive OEMs, how they can position themselves to take advantage of this disruption and provide a framework of indicators to understand where we are with respect to the disruption ahead.

11:40 - Disruptive change facing the 'mobility' supplier
Daron Gifford, partner, Plante Moran, USA
Based on research by Plante & Moran, disruptive change to the automotive industry will be the norm. OEMs, suppliers and retailers will be impacted at all levels, with special emphasis on: mass/weight reduction, fewer and global vehicle architectures, targeted emerging market growth, next-generation powertrains, mobility technology – convergence of autonomy and sharing will be the inflection point for upheaval in the automotive industry’s role in future mobility. Critical capabilities for competing in this dramatically changed transportation model will be discussed. A framework and approach for strategies to address future challenges will be highlighted.

12:10 - How can OEMs win the power play in tomorrow’s radically changed automotive ecosystem?
Wolf-Dieter Hoppe, associate director, Arthur D. Little GmbH, GERMANY
Automotive, as it has evolved over the last 100 years, is perceived by many as leading to massive problems throughout the world. Driven by wealth and urbanisation, it has increased pollution and congestion globally and needs to be addressed. Technological development seems to offer solutions: electric mobility leads to much cleaner mobility, car sharing will decrease the number of vehicles in use worldwide, and autonomous driving will help boost the capacity of streets – be they urban or highways. Really? To assess the impact of those key trends, Arthur D. Little has conducted a 360-degree study incorporating perspectives from customers, industry players and regulators. This presentation will outline the conclusions.

12:40 - Digitising transportation – the era of cognitive technologies in automobiles
Ananth Srinivasan, senior consultant, Frost & Sullivan, GERMANY
The dawn of the cognitive era, and its impact on businesses, is the central theme of this presentation. Starting with the various artificial intelligence technologies entering the automobile, to growing acceptance of voice UI, and autonomous technologies that have grown from a side theme to a central theme in product development, we will explore how the different stakeholders in the automotive ecosystem are expected to respond. This presentation is also the theme of Frost & Sullivan's flagship automotive thought-leadership event in London this year, and will include insights from this space as needed.

13:10 - 14:30 - Lunch

Panel Moderator - Round Table Discussion
Ananth Srinivasan, senior consultant, Frost & Sullivan, GERMANY

14:30 - 16:00 - Round Table Discussion: What effect will disruptive mobility technology and new personal transportation options have on business models and strategies for automotive manufacturers?
What effect will disruptive mobility technology and new personal transportation options have on business models and strategies for automotive manufacturers?
Andreas Gissler, managing director, Accenture Strategy, GERMANY
Dr Wolfgang Bernhart, senior partner, automotive, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, GERMANY
Dr Klaus Schmitz, partner, Arthur D. Little GmbH, GERMANY
Heiko Stuis, manager e-mobility product strategy, Daimler AG, GERMANY
Daron Gifford, partner, Plante Moran, USA


Moderator:
Ananth Srinivasan, senior consultant, Frost & Sullivan

Day 2

Thursday 6 July

CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR CAR MANUFACTURERS
Meeting Room 3 / 4

Moderator
Daron Gifford, partner, Plante Moran, USA

09:30 - Road transport – the automotive supplier's perspective for 2030
Dr Alessandro Coda, chief technology officer, CLEPA - The European Association of Automotive Suppliers, BELGIUM
In the coming months, CLEPA will be analysing the trends and driving forces that will have an impact on road transport in the next 15 to 20 years, and working out the priorities and challenges for the automotive industry (and in particular for the suppliers). The areas that will be analysed cover all the vehicle domains: safety, mobility, energy and environment, including materials and manufacturing. Current and future legislation are of course influencing the scenarios and the need for innovation and research activities highlighted.

10:00 - The future of mobility is designed, not built
Max Ackermann, managing director, Berlin, Siberia, GERMANY
In a future where anyone can build anything, "Can we do this?" is the wrong question to ask. In this multi-modal transportation context, businesses must start asking, "Why should we do this in the first place?" Leading product and service design firm Siberia partners with the world’s most ambitious organisations to answer this question. The talk explores the untapped potential in the touchpoints between humans and technology, and why only organisations with a relentless focus on design and user experience will play a part in the future of transportation.

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - Carsharing and Ridesharing - Two services, one fleet (and other ways to increase utilisation)
Mark Thomas, vice president of marketing, RideCell, USA
The presentation will analyse how to quickly launch and scale a new mobility service to achieve maximum profitability. Learn how vehicle utilisation in new mobility services drives profitability and which techniques to use to achieve the highest utilisation rates. Learn what’s required to launch a new mobility service offering, including end-to-end work flow, dispatch, scheduling, balancing supply, demand, CRM and payments. Examine lessons learned from launching one of the largest car sharing programs in the US market.

11:30 - Nationwide results of a survey of youngsters – their vision on mobility and possession
Marco Maréchal, CEO/strategic (communication) advisor, Connected Strategic Change Processes, NETHERLANDS
This is the first nationwide research on such a wide scale, when it comes to youth and mobility in the future (2030) and the partial economy. Connected Strategic Change Processes surveyed 1,000 youngsters to find out their needs and wants (knowledge, attitude and behaviour) when it comes to mobility now and in the future (2030) and what their position is in the partial economy. It is necessary for the outside world (people) to get involved. Self-driving cars, cooperative systems, connected e-bikes and connected cars are part of this survey.

12:00 - The implications of a driverless future
Matthew Cockerill, creative director, Seymourpowell, UK
For a century, our cities and the lives in them have been defined by the car. Although great advancements have been made in comfort, features and safety, the basic paradigm of the car is unchanged since carriages became horseless carriages. This speech will explore the implications of a shift to autonomous vehicles and away from private ownership, and the profound effect this will have on the vehicles of the future, the shape of our cities and the lives we lead in them.

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Reframing discontinuities and restoring forecasting throughout large-scale industry disruption
Julian Cox, consulting partner, EV-Volumes, SWEDEN
In an about-face of the hyperbole of tech disruption, the presentation explores functional equivalence between technologies, the common profit drivers of labour, materials and energy efficiencies and the continual shifts in business models from batch to recurring revenue streams. These are the underpinnings of today and tomorrow. The purpose: to restore a baseline in which the past and the future make common sense simultaneously, for restored confidence in forecasting and in the making of large-scale value judgements otherwise obscured by paradigm-specific norms and nomenclature. The outcome: some counterintuitive insights into the future history of energy and transportation.

14:30 - Alternative-energy vehicles: driving towards a cleaner future
Scott Mortman, global business development director, PSY Group Consultants, CYPRUS
Global annual car sales are increasing at record-setting rates, with the total number of cars on the road projected to double to two billion by 2040. At the same time, greater attention and efforts are being made worldwide to reduce the level of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion into our environment. So what does it take to expedite the shift in future car sales from ICE to alternative-energy vehicles? Essentially, car manufacturers must overcome the three Cs for mass-market vehicle adoption: cost, convenience and connectivity. In so doing, alternative-energy vehicles will overtake the carbon-based pack.

Moderator
Claude-Etienne Armingaud, partner, K&L Gates, FRANCE

15:00 - 16:30 - Round Table Discussion
– What Effect will Disruptive Mobility Technology and New Personal Transportation Options Have on Business Models and Strategies for Automotive Manufacturers?
Andy Toth, investment director, Plug and Play Ventures, GERMANY
Claude-Etienne Armingaud, partner, K&L Gates, FRANCE
Alexander Satanowsky, manager, technology transfer, Daimler AG, GERMANY
Tobias Weiper, Managing Director & Founder, evopark GmbH, GERMANY


Will car ownership transition from vehicle ownership to shared-usage vehicles, mobility formats and ‘cards’/memberships? Who will manufacture the vehicle of the future and what opportunities are there for ride-sharing platforms and fleets of autonomous vehicles? The effect as vehicles become autonomous will be even further reaching. What impact will they have on insurance companies and finance companies? Could car showrooms become a thing of the past too? How can the traditional automotive manufacturers and emerging technology firms rethink their business models?

Just some of the topics discussed in this stream will include:

  • Future of car ownership models
  • Shared vehicle leasing programs
  • On-demand car rental
  • How level 5 autonomy will change the future of transport
  • Impact on the vehicle finance and leasing market
  • Environmental and sustainability challenge for auto makers
  • The future of personal mobility insurance