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FT Future of the Car Summit

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Lars Klawitter

Lars Klawitter

Jaguar Land Rover

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Ford of Europe

Frank Meijer.

Frank Meijer.

Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH

Overview

Join the most influential players in the automotive industry for 2 days of probing debates and discussions on the industry critical issues of today, tomorrow and beyond.

Skillfully moderated by our world-class journalists, an unrivalled selection of industry experts, innovators and thought leaders will bring the wider economic picture into view and delve into the details that matter:

  • How are OEMs leveraging their assets in new ways beyond their own core business?
  • How are big data & analytics revolutionising the business of making and selling cars?
  • Talk of a driverless future is commonplace, but when will “peak driving” actually happen?
  • What are the jaw-dropping new technologies and business concepts turning the auto-industry on its head?
  • As the car begins to evolve beyond recognitions, how do OEMs and their new partners win each other’s trust and the trust of consumers?

Find the answers to the critical questions and the questions to ask in order to give you the very best actionable intelligence on what’s really going on in one of the world’s fastest-moving industries.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 05/14/2019 08:00:0005/15/2019 17:40:00trueFT Future of the Car SummitJoin the most influential players in the automotive industry for 2 days of probing debates and discussions on the industry critical issues of today, tomorrow and beyond.Skillfully moderated by our world-class journalists, an unrivalled selection of industry experts, innovators and thought leaders will bring the wider economic picture into view and delve into the details that matter:How are OEMs leveraging their assets in new ways beyond their own core business?How are big data & analytics revolutionising the business of making and selling cars?Talk of a driverless future is commonplace, but when will “peak driving” actually happen?What are the jaw-dropping new technologies and business concepts turning the auto-industry on its head?As the car begins to evolve beyond recognitions, how do OEMs and their new partners win each other’s trust and the trust of consumers?Find the answers to the critical questions and the questions to ask in order to give you the very best actionable intelligence on what’s really going on in one of the world’s fastest-moving industries.FT-Future-of-the-Car-Summit54bb4abc990512502ffa8bdcfab013ecMM/DD/YYYY

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2018 Highlights

Click to view video highlights of the 2018 Summit 

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Photos

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Testimonials

"I enjoyed the conference--I found it to be a high-caliber, high-energy event." - Karl Iagnemma, President and Co-Founder, nuTonomy

"It was a pleasure to be invited to participate at the FOTC 2018.  The broader topics of Autonomous, Connected and Shared mobility were fascinating and very important." -  Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe

“Insightful discussion on a key topic with a well-balanced panel” - Darren Handley, Cyber Security Lead, Department for Transport

"As a new London based startup, the FT Car Summit was a great opportunity to have access to major thought leaders from around the world. My attendance led to new partnerships, brand visibility and the opportunity to speak to innovative leaders in the car industry." - Laura Adrianna Romanin, Co-founder, Kleen 

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Speakers (3)

Lars Klawitter

Lars Klawitter

Executive Director, Strategic Business Unit, InMotion Ventures
Jaguar Land Rover

Lars Klawitter is Executive Director of the Strategic Business Unit at InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility business and venture capital arm. He has been in senior roles in the tech industry for over 20 years. In 1994, whilst studying computer science, he co-founded ASK, a digital imagining company and by 1999 he was CTO at Munich based digital signage startup friendly way AG. In 2002 Lars moved into his first role in the automotive industry at BMW, working on large-scale IT projects. This led him to his first role at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, as Chief Information Officer and later heading up its Bespoke business. He is also a successful angel investor and non-executive board member at several mobility start-ups. At InMotion Ventures, Lars leads the development of proprietary mobility services and their integration into Jaguar Land Rover products and services. He also oversees strategic partnerships, alignment on government affairs and acts as an internal consultant.

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Sarah Jayne-Williams

Director, Smart Mobility
Ford of Europe

Sarah-Jayne Williams leads Ford of Europe’s smart mobility division where she is responsible for developing new urban mobility solutions. Based in Ford’s new Smart Mobility Innovation office in London she focuses on addressing the changing mobility needs of urban dwellers in major European cities.  She joined Ford in September 2017 from Bearing Point UK where she was a Partner, specializing in Automotive and Digital. Prior to spending 14 years in the consulting industry, Sarah-Jayne worked for Motorola leading its business and technology transformation programs.

Frank Meijer.

Frank Meijer.

Head of Eco Car & Mobility
Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH

Frank Meijer has 10 years’experience in automotive retail sales and 15 years in automotive business-to-business sales. In his previous positions he was responsible for retail at a dealer group and service company in The Netherlands. In business-to-business Frank has held several positions in The Netherlands and in Italy. Currently he is responsible for development and implementation of Hyundai Eco Cars and Mobility Services in Europe.

Chairs and Moderators (2)

Peter  Campbell

Peter Campbell

Motor Industry Correspondent
Financial Times

Peter Campbell is the Financial Times’ Motor Industry Correspondent, based in London but with a global remit. He leads the FT’s coverage of the industry, online and in print, and works with a team of local correspondents around the world to cover the major car makers, industry trends and technological breakthroughs. Prior to this, he covered technology and UK company news for the FT, and has previously covered energy, media, telecoms, technology, industry and tax. He was named Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2014. Mr Campbell holds a BA in Politics from the University of York. Follow Peter on Twitter @Petercampbell1   

Izabella Kaminska

Izabella Kaminska

Editor
FT Alphaville

Izabella Kaminska joined FT Alphaville in October 2008 and reports and blogs on technological, collaborative and digital trends, central banking, money, commodities and markets. Before joining the Financial Times, she worked as a producer at CNBC, a natural gas reporter at Platts and an associate editor of BP’s internal magazine. She has also worked as a reporter on English language business papers in Poland and Azerbaijan and was a Reuters graduate trainee in 2004. She studied Ancient History at University and has always been interested in central banks, commodities and market structure.

Agenda - 14th May

  • 8:00am
    Registration and tea & coffee
  • 9:00am
    FT Chair’s opening remarks

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:30am
    Panel: The Big Picture

    What does the car industry look like now compared to this time last year, and where is it headed?
    As OEMs continue to mobilise in response to consumer and regulatory pressure to move from dirty to clean engines and transition from hardware manufacturers to mobility service providers, what’s getting in the way of progress? As the industry and its partners - old and new - move inexorably forwards to the future of the car, where do our panellists see forks in the road ahead?

    - Economic context
    - Consumer shifts
    - Regulatory challenges & policy incentives
    - Working with ‘frenemies’ 

    Mike Hawes, CEO, SMMT
    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:15am
    Industry Spotlight: Monetising Data for OEMs
  • 10:30am
    Industry Spotlight: Upcoming regulation: what the car industry needs to know, now
  • 10:40am
    Circular Dialogues

    An opportunity for delegates to discuss and reflect on what they've heard on stage in small groups, joined by journalists and speakers.

  • 11:00am
    Tea Break
  • 11:20am
    Breakout sessions
  • 12:20pm
    Keynote Conversation
  • 12:50pm
    Industry Spotlight: Cyber-resilience
  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:15pm
    Panel: Transformation

    Carmakers must change with the times or get swept away. OEMs have a massive opportunity to compete in the new mobility space, but only if they can change the way they think, and the way they do business. The biggest barrier to success in the new mobility space is OEM corporate culture and organizational structures, which tend to be hidebound by tradition. Meaningful cultural, technological and organizational change is hard, though, and many OEMs are struggling to make it happen. This panel will reveal some of the secrets of transformation from the corporate leaders that are deploying human capital, digital know-how and the newest technologies to change their company’s DNA: from the inside out, and the outside, in.

    Sarah-Jayne Williams, Director, Smart Mobility, Ford Europe 

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:00pm
    The Upstart Start-Ups Panel

    2-minute pitches from five of the most exciting auto industry start-ups, followed by a panel discussion on where they see the industry now, and over the longer term. 

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 3:30pm
    Tea break
  • 3:50pm
    Panel: Skills & Jobs

    As cars turn into experiences on wheels, the car industry workforce is transforming too. In the future, it will need to include more technologists, data analysts, and consumer behaviour strategists and will include jobs that no-one has heard of yet. The same will be true of the companies in the car maintenance and repairs sector: they will need sophisticated software skills and different kinds of hardware skills. Human employees will increasingly find themselves working with intelligent machines. What does all this mean for the industry, and what are OEMs doing to plug the skills gap? And as new kinds of jobs begin to take shape, old jobs are disappearing. How is the industry handling the fall-out on the one hand, and making the most of new opportunities on the other?

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:20pm
    Industry Spotlight: Mapping
  • 4:30pm
    Panel: Monetising Mobility

    Making money in the new data-driven mobility era will rely on new offerings, new ways of relating to the consumer, and new kinds of strategic alliances. How are the latest tie-ups between OEMs, big tech, start-up tech, insurance companies, car-sharing businesses and city authorities finding ways to monetise multi-modal transport models and the new kinds of experiences on offer to passengers and drivers, as they get from point A to point B?

    - How big could the mobility market be?
    - Making moves: The challengers and incumbents eyeing-up mobility  

    Frank Meijer, Head of Eco Car & Mobility, Hyundai Motor Europe 
    Lars Klawitter, Executive Director, InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover 

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:15pm
    Keynote Conversation
  • 5:45pm
    Closing remarks, followed by Drinks & Entertainment

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial 

Agenda - 15th May

  • 8:30am
    Registration & networking tea and coffee
  • 9:00am
    FT Chair’s opening remarks

    Interviewed by

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 9:30am
    Panel: Electrification

    What is the end-point & how do we get there?

    As infrastructure development continues to lag behind the technology, this panel will look at where the government needs to take a lead and the ways in which car industry stakeholders can work in concert to agree on a) what the end-point is, and b) work out how to get there.

    - Wider context
    - Demand analysis
    - Technology frontiers
    - Policy incentives
    - Consumer trends

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:15am
    Keynote fireside chat: Supercharging Electric Cars

    In conversation with

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 10:30am
    Circular Dialogues

    An opportunity for delegates to discuss and reflect on what they've just heard on stage amongst themselves in small groups, joined by journalists and speakers.

  • 10:50am
    Tea break
  • 11:00am
    Breakout sessions
  • 12:00pm
    Keynote Interview
  • 12:20pm
    Panel: Cities

    Advances in car and infrastructure technology are of significant interest to national governments and city authorities, particularly for environmental reasons. Ride-sharing schemes and autonomous and electric vehicles will mean lower pollution levels, fewer accidents and less traffic congestion. Carmakers, infrastructure companies, and city planners will join this panel to discuss the new projects they are working on together to make the autonomous future that they see for the car in the urban setting a reality.

    Moderated by Izabella Kaminska, Editor, FT Alphaville 

  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:15pm
    Panel: Retail

    As the car industry continues to be turned upside-down by technological and socio-cultural disruption, what does it mean to be a car retailer in the current environment? How are dealerships changing in order to remain relevant?

    - Understanding dealership economics
    - Showroom innovations
    - Latest mobile solutions
    - Customer-centricity strategies
    - Embracing a digital mindset

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 3:00pm
    Blockchain 101: What can it do for the car industry?
  • 3:15pm
    Tea break
  • 3:30pm
    The Connected Car Panel

    As well as getting us from A to B, the car is now a powerful data accumulator. Sensor technology can connect cars to nearly anything you can think of: to the drivers and passengers they contain, the roads beneath them, the satellites orbiting through space above them, as well as to the heating systems, fridges and TVs in our homes. What is the potential for all this data? Who owns it? Is there a danger of misuse? How can the car industry make money from all this data being harvested by our cars as they move back and forth through the landscape? What might the societal benefits and pitfalls of this proliferation of data be?

    Moderated by

    Izabella Kaminska, Editor, FT Alphaville

  • 4:10pm
    Industry Spotlight: The Future of Road Tech
  • 4:25pm
    The FOTC 2019 Debate: Ownership V Sharing

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 5:00pm
    Closing Keynote Conversation: The Road Ahead

    In conversation with

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 5:30pm
    Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

Why sponsor

  • Gain access to senior decision makers across the full spectrum of the automotive industry
  • Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility
  • Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the automotive sector
  • Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns
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Who Attends

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.
Sectors:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Automotive industry infrastructure and equipment suppliers
  • Information technology suppliers
  • Consultancies
  • Banks and Private Equity

Job Titles:

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Country Director
  • VP, Strategic Development
  • Head of Automotive Sector
  • Head of R&D
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Marketing
  • Head of Production
  • Head of Product Strategy
  • Head of Connectivity
  • Head of Automotive Standardization
  • Standardization Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Sales Director
  • Business Development Director
  • Director of Design
  • Research and Innovation Director
  • Director of Hybrid / Electric Vehicles
  • Director of Powertrain
  • Director of Product Management
  • Senior Partner, Automotive
  • Principal Analyst
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Why attend

You'll get great ideas, useful tips and practical tools to help you perform better at work, and step-up your career. More specifically, you will:

  • Discover how OEMs are leveraging their assets in new ways beyond their own core business
  • Meet new strategic partners that could add competitive value and safe-guard market share
  • Move beyond the hype and find out what's really going on in one of the world's fastest-moving industries 
  • Hear updates on demand patterns in the global automotive market
  • Learn about the latest technological breakthroughs in connectivity and automation
  • Discuss ways of improving manufacturing and distribution processes
  • Understand the latest cyber-threats and what they mean for the automotive industry
  • Connect with automotive thought leaders from around the world
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Fees

Ticket Type        

                                                  
Standard Summit Ticket                                                                        £1999+VAT

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Venue

etc.venues Houndsditch
Liverpool Street
133 Houndsditch
London EC3A 7AH

United Kingdom


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Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT marks 130 years in 2018 with a record paying readership of more than 940,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc, which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Lead Sponsor (1)

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides businesses and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages the company’s world-leading 3D software applications to transform the way products are designed, produced and supported; enabling businesses to craft delightful customer experiences.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, and its online architecture, the 3DEXPERIENCE environment helps businesses to test and evaluate — anywhere in the development lifecycle of a product or service — the eventual experience they will deliver to their customers. In short, 3DEXPERIENCE powers the next-generation capabilities that drive today’s Experience Economy.

A leading partner for the Transportation & Mobility industries (automotive, trucks, trains, buses, motorcycles and racing), we provide traditional OEMs, new innovators, and their suppliers with strategic software capabilities, cloud resources, and global services support to accelerate their innovative concepts, through design, engineering, simulation, manufacturing and production, to profitable success.  Our future-focused, business driven software applications are empowering today’s electric, connected and autonomous vehicle developers, inspiring new dynamic customer experiences, and are providing timely social-media insights to ensure alignment with optimal global/regional trends and opportunities.

Knowledge partner (1)

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

Legal Partner (1)

Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. We use our expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world. Linklaters has offices in 30 major business and financial centres in 20 countries.

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