December 10 & 11, 2019
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, Vienna, Austria

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Conference Program

Stream 3: Changing Landscape for the Automotive Industry

Ready for the urban future: mobility services at Volkswagen

Augustin Friedel
Intermodality services
Volkswagen Passenger Cars
Augustin will present the view of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on the status quo and the future of mobility services. Increasing urbanization, space limitations, changed customer behaviors and other indicators are creating demand for mobility services. One of Volkswagen's first offerings is the WeShare fully electric carsharing service, which is being rolled out in close cooperation with cities and charging infrastructure providers.

Monetizing automotive connected services

David Coleman
OEMs have made significant investments in developing and implementing a connected services portfolio across their vehicle line-ups, and the enablers behind them. Now, OEMs need to consider a multitude of options to monetize connected services, whether customer-facing or internally. We will discuss the strategic choices facing OEMs in connected service monetization, as well as implications for investments, partnerships and data usage/brokerage. OEMs need to articulate a clear service monetization strategy, or risk being left with connected services that are unable to return their cost of capital.

The green, shared mobility of the future: a sharing economy solution

Anders Wall
Chief international officer
GreenMobility is a free-floating carsharing service operating 400 shared electric city cars in Copenhagen. It aims to offer a sharing economy solution for urbanites by providing easy access to mobility without the hassle of ownership. GreenMobility is built on three global megatrends: urbanization, the sharing economy and sustainability. We consider our concept to be one of the future transportation modes in urban areas, reducing the number of cars while caring for the environment at the same time. The near future of urban mobility is electric, accessible and simple. Are you ready to join the change?

Automotive evolution – then what?

Wouter Haspeslagh
Mobility expert
Over the last century, cars have evolved into Swiss knives on wheels. But as our needs, wants and attitudes transform, do our cars still correspond with how we want to live and what we want our habitats to be? The automotive sector is screaming: “Look! No hands!” But then what? What happens if we research new vehicles, services or solutions that are in better balance with our lives and environments? What types of innovations emerge when you think outside the car-shaped box?

The mobility revolution: what does the relationship with customers look like in a MaaS world?

Jaime Moreno
As mobility shifts its focus from product to service, auto companies face the twin challenges of redefining their offers and differentiating their brands. What should auto companies do to win when the rules of the game are completely different? How can they discover and design for real – and diverse – customer needs? How can they ensure that they will own the customer relationship in a MaaS world, and not lose out to upstarts like Uber or even mobility aggregators? The presentation will explain how the strategic use of design principles can help companies evolve in a way that makes them indispensable to users.

Risk mitigation in the global supply chain

Vanessa Miller
Foley & Lardner LLP
Successful manufacturers focus on managing their supply chain risks through intelligent and aggressive risk management strategies. Truly successful companies are moving beyond mere risk management and asking how they can enhance the value of their supply chain in a complex, international environment by implementing long-term strategies in the ever-changing auto industry landscape. This presentation will cover specific strategies to employ across a company (legal, engineering, procurement and sales) to enhance the value of its global supply chain and mitigate risks. It will incorporate examples of issues and proposed solutions given trends in technology, autonomous vehicles, lightweighting and stringent emissions standards.

Agile contracts for user-centered services

Gerhard Deiters
BHO Legal
Innovation in the transportation sector (including autonomous vehicles, mobility and Transportation as a Service) is gaining momentum and requires developments to adapt to new technologies, requirements and user demands. Classical development contracts (e.g. waterfall model) require contract amendments in order to include changed requirements. Agile procedures embrace changes without a need to change the contract itself. Although technicians and engineers are used to such procedures, typical contract templates are not suitable for agile procedures. The presentation gives a short overview of the legal issues and provides solutions for core elements like definition of requirements, acceptance, customer undertakings and pricing provisions.

The journey toward autonomous mobility – a financial perspective

Boris Galonske
Managing director
Silverbergh Partners
High expectations exist for autonomous mobility concepts. One might expect that quite soon we will be using autonomous cars and UAVs. Similar expectations exist in cargo, as new autonomous platforms are being announced and tested. Electric drivetrains are being introduced and it seems that combustion engines do not have long to live. To deliver on these expectations, a sound financial framework needs to evolve with clear roles and obligations to enable the identification, management and mitigation of risk. As technologies mature, such a financial framework will foster the scaling of mobility technologies and businesses.

Mobility as a Platform: a springboard for innovation

Ashish Khanna
L.E.K. Consulting
New mobility trends, such as ride hailing and electrification, are driving improved transportation cost structures and bringing significant opportunities to the value chains of businesses. With the right approach, businesses across the economy can see mobility as a stimulus for business model innovation – but how can they identify new revenue opportunities and leverage new mobility services to improve their operating efficiency? L.E.K. Consulting’s Mobility as a Platform (MaaP) framework provides a lens through which businesses can consider options for growth, highlighting three key opportunities: acquiring new customers, improving customer experience and driving loyalty, and increasing the efficiency of business operations.

The challenge for OEMs: autonomy becomes anonymity – rebuild brand definition and identity

Dr Patrick Ayad
Partner and global head automotive and mobility
Hogan Lovells
For car manufacturers, autonomy has the potential to give rise to anonymity. The challenge for the future will be in brand redefinition and identity. Many companies are already discussing the move from being car manufacturers to transport service providers, and how customers will change their perspective on what they are buying. Service and brand both have the potential to be redefined. This is an opportunity, not the end of the road.

Are cities ready for the future of car sharing?

Olivier Reppert
Share Now
Big cities get lost in traffic. Fine dust is harmful to the health of people in urban areas. What do we need to do to make cities more livable again? Carsharing is just one possibility to reduce emissions and save space. On average, each shared car can replace up to five private cars. It's even better if those shared cars are fully electric. At the moment, every fifth trip of Share Now cars in Europe is already fully electric. The trend is increasing but even modern cities like Vienna face difficulties installing the infrastructure that is needed for e-carsharing.

Unlocking the potential of the new mobility ecosystem

Christian Hainz
Senior automotive analyst
Urbanization, changing consumer expectations, regulation and emerging digital technologies are forming a new mobility ecosystem and setting the stage for immense innovation. The traditional automotive industry is shifting from building and selling assets toward Mobility as a Service solutions and offering a new mobility experience. New players and stakeholders are emerging within the new ecosystem, changing not only the transport experience but also value propositions and customer ownership. How can companies unlock the potential of the new mobility ecosystem?

The future of mobility: reinventing the auto industry

Daron Gifford
Plante Moran
Autonomous vehicles, Mobility as a Service and electrification are universally discussed megatrends that are on the verge of disrupting the existing auto industry. Taken together, they point to a fourth, less well defined, trend – a complete reordering of automotive manufacturing as we know it today. This represents the biggest change to the automobile – and every step in the automotive value chain, including design, assembly operations, supplier manufacturing, retailing, financing, and public and private infrastructure – in more than a century. Our research dives into the detail behind this new reality of the automotive industry.

Impact of robo-taxis on urban mobility and the automotive industry in Germany

Thomas Pottebaum
Director, automotive strategy
Deloitte Consulting GmbH
In recent years, autonomous driving and so-called robo-taxis have become some of the hottest topics in the automotive industry – and beyond. Autonomous vehicle forecasts predict sales of more than 30 million autonomous vehicles in 2040. Although the sharpest gains are expected to occur after 2030 compared with one million in 2025, commercial market introduction has already been announced by several OEMs for 2021. Based on our new market simulation model we have shed some light on the potential development of autonomous driving and urban mobility in Germany by 2035.

Automotive mobility transformation – making new automotive business models successful

Wolf-Dieter Hoppe
Arthur D. Little
While the automotive industry's transition to electric mobility and new mobility solutions is underway, six main roles with underlying business models are emerging: integrated mobility platforms, mobility services bundles, operating systems and system integration with new players, large innovation and profit-sharing partnerships, transition toward back-end and value-added solutions, and shift in value-add for suppliers. Many players are missing an essential brick in their strategy. Arthur D. Little’s new market studies and set of business model success factors clearly set out concrete measures and approaches for OEMs and suppliers to keep their competitive positioning.
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