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FT Future of the Car Summit USA 2019

Leading the Mobility Revolution

Detroit |
Speakers include:
Mike Flewitt

Mike Flewitt

McLaren Automotive

Micheline Casey

Micheline Casey

Ford

Mark de la Vergne

Mark de la Vergne

City of Detroit

Overview

As the automotive industry and the world around it changes, knowledge and preparation will make the difference between success and failure. The FT Future of the Car Summit USA 2019 will examine how car-makers are both preparing for the future of the car in the new mobility ecosystem and taking a lead in delivering it. 

Join over 150 of the most influential players from across the industry for a day of compelling insights and unmissable networking, so that you can be on the success side of the revolution that is brewing. Skillfully moderated by our world-class journalists, an unrivaled selection of experts, innovators and influencers will delve into a wide range of issues, including: 

  • As new types of car are introduced, how will production lines and supply chains be updated? 
  • Durability and longevity will be essential for self-driving vehicles, but how will this affect business models?   
  • As urban mobility is transformed by autonomy and connectivity, how will cars fit into the picture? 
  • Right here, right now, what are the environmental challenges, how is consumer demand changing, and how do we increase diversity?
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Speakers (16)

Mike Flewitt

Mike Flewitt

Chief Executive Officer
McLaren Automotive

Mike Flewitt joined McLaren Automotive as Chief Operating Officer in June 2012 and became Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. Since becoming CEO, he has presided over the significant growth of the business, in terms of product development, turnover and profit. Under his tenure, the company has launched its three-tier product family – Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series - and introduced a total of 10 new cars or derivatives. 2015 marked the company’s third successive year of profitability with operating profits of £23.5M from revenues of £450.6M. In 2019 the brand celebrated the manufacture of its 20,000th car. Looking forwards, Mike has recently led the Management team and Board of Directors to the approval of Track25, the business plan that looks to the next six years of growth. This will see the company unveil 18 new models or derivatives with 100 per cent of its sportscars and supercars hybrid by 2024. Prior to joining McLaren Automotive, Mike was Vice President, Manufacturing, Ford of Europe, and Corporate Officer, Ford Motor Company.  Before joining Ford, he held senior manufacturing and operations roles at TWR Group Limited, AutoNova AB and Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars Limited. He qualified in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and completed a post-graduate qualification in Management and Project Management at Salford University in 1996.

Micheline Casey

Micheline Casey

Global Head of Data, Ford Smart Mobility
Ford

Micheline Casey is a data strategy and innovation executive with over 20 years’ experience helping organizations use data and analytics for revenue growth and transformation. She is Head of Data for Ford Smart Mobility, and is tasked with helping Ford drive new revenue opportunities through a broad data product portfolio across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. She oversees a broad portfolio of data products; product marketing and go-to-market strategies; data partnerships; and, global consent management. Micheline has broad data and tech experience across a variety of industries including automotive, financial services, insurance, healthcare and energy. She was previously chief data officer at the US Federal Reserve Board, and with technology companies such as ChoicePoint and IBM Global Services. She has been on the boards of and advisors to numerous companies in both the private and public sector.

Mark de la Vergne

Mark de la Vergne

Chief Mobility Innovation Officer
City of Detroit

Mark de la Vergne serves as the Chief of Mobility Innovation for Mayor Mike Duggan and has been in the role for two years. He is tasked with bringing new mobility services and technologies to Detroit residents. In 2018, this included a first/last mile pilot with Lyft, expanding car share to the neighborhoods of Detroit, overseeing the deployment of 1200 e-scooters and an autonomous shuttle service for the largest employer in Downtown.  Over the next year, his office will explore connected technology at signalized intersections, launch a new microtransit service, and implement mobile payment for all transit in the Detroit region. Prior to joining the City, Mark worked with cities across North America on transportation projects as a consultant. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Patrick Ayad

Patrick Ayad

Partner
Hogan Lovells

Patrick Ayad is a Partner at Hogan Lovells, a leading global law firm with a strong industry sector focus, including in the automotive, mobility, technology and consumer markets. He leads the firm's global Automotive and Mobility Industry Sector Group. Patrick is a leading global practitioner in the areas of international commercial contracts, global procurement and distribution law, as well as an experienced regulatory advisor. With more than 15 years of experience, Patrick brings considerable knowledge on both commercial and regulatory matters especially in the automotive and mobility industry sectors. He is highly recognized in his field by reputable directories such as Chambers, JUVE and Legal 500, according to which Patrick has an "excellent reputation in the automotive industry." Patrick has advised automotive manufacturers and major suppliers as well as new entrants to the automotive market across the globe on a broad range of legal issues. The fast developing field of autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles is a current focus of his work. Patrick received his law degrees from the University of Munich (Dipl. jur, Dr. jur.) and the University of Oxford (M.Jur.).

Jim Adler

Jim Adler

Managing Director
Toyota AI Ventures

Jim Adler is the founding managing director of Toyota AI Ventures, and an executive advisor at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Toyota Financial Savings Bank and the Investment Committee of JetBlue Technology Ventures, and he is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Jim joined Toyota AI Ventures from TRI, where he served as vice president of data and business development. Prior to that, Jim was vice president of products and marketing at Metanautix, a big data analytics startup funded by Sequoia Capital and Workday that was acquired by Microsoft. Previously, Jim was the vice president of data systems and chief privacy officer at Intelius, which was acquired by H.I.G. Capital. In addition, he founded VoteHere, a pioneer in cryptographic secure and secret online voting for public elections that was funded by Cisco and HP, among others. Jim started his career as a rocket engineer for Lockheed Martin. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with high honors from the University of Florida, and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow

CEO
Wejo

Richard Barlow is wejo's founder and CEO. A serial entrepreneur and veteran in data exchange, Richard founded fintech trading platform and claims management company LeadX, a Rocket Internet seeded investment, and has held various senior management positions.

 Lance Bultena

Lance Bultena

Senior Counsel
Hogan Lovells
Russell Hensley

Russell Hensley

Partner
McKinsey & Company

Russell Hensley is a Partner in McKinsey’s Detroit Office and a senior leader within the Firm’s Global Automotive and Assembly Practice.  He joined McKinsey in 2003, has focused the past 16 years on strategic and operational transformations within the global automotive and multiple related industries and leads the global automotive knowledge agenda for the Global Practice.  Prior to McKinsey, he led Vehicle Engineering Operations at Ricardo Consulting Engineers and at the Motor Industry Research Association, both in North America. Russell has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Leeds University, England, and a Masters in Business Administration, with Distinction, from The University of Michigan, USA.

Blair LaCorte

Blair LaCorte

President
AEye

As AEye's President, Blair LaCorte is responsible for planning and executing key organizational objectives. Blair is an accomplished leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to drive operational alignment and growth within companies. Most recently, Mr LaCorte served as global president of PRG, the world’s largest live event technology and services company, CEO of XOJET, one of the fastest growing aviation companies in history and the largest private charter company in North America, and operating partner at TPG, a premier private equity firm with over $58B in global investments. Mr LaCorte has also held numerous executive and general management positions in private and public technology companies including VerticalNet, Savi Technologies, Autodesk and Sun Microsystems. LaCorte graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine and holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, where he later served as an executive fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies. He has received numerous patents in logistics, sensor fusion, and supply chain security, as well as several prestigious industry awards, including NASA’s Innovator of the Year and Advertising Age/Business Marketing’s Top 10 Marketer.

Audrey Reed

Audrey Reed

Partner
Hogan Lovells
Seleta Reynolds

Seleta Reynolds

General Manager
Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Seleta Reynolds

General Manager

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

 

Seleta Reynolds is General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) appointed by the Administration of Mayor Eric Garcetti. She leads a multi-faceted organization with an annual budget of $650 million. LADOT’s 2,000 employees are responsible for managing over 7,500 miles of streets, 37,000 parking meters, and the most advanced traffic signal system in the country, with over 46,000 traffic lights. LADOT transit carries 24 million rides annually. The agency is responsible for implementation of $250 million grant-funded projects, directing traffic for over 2,000 special events, and overseeing taxi and medical transport franchises. Ms Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic deaths, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to transportation choices for Angelenos and the region. Ms Reynolds has overseen the buildout of over 33,600 square feet of plazas and parklets, the launch of Los Angeles’ Vision Zero initiative, and implementation of the first department-wide employee performance coaching initiative. She is most proud of the construction of Los Angeles’ first parking protected bikeway; hosting the city’s first artist-in-residence in a city department; and launching the city’s Transportation Technology Strategy to prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Ms Reynolds has over 20 years of transportation experience throughout the United States. Prior to accepting her current position, Ms. Reynolds served as a manager in the Livable Streets sub-division at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she worked on the city’s Vision Zero capital plan and oversaw the launch of Bay Area Bikeshare. She spent ten years as an Associate with Fehr & Peers consulting firm, where she managed the firm’s San Francisco and Seattle offices as well as the companywide bicycle and pedestrian discipline. She began her career as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Oakland where she launched the city’s first bike parking program, Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, and oversaw the installation of the first sharrows in California. She has advised transportation technology companies like WalkScore, contributed to the state-of-the-practice as an Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Board Member, mentored young professionals through Women’s Transportation Seminar, and nurtured research on Transportation Research Board committees. Ms. Reynolds serves as the President of the National Association for City Transportation Officials. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in American History.

Michael Ronen

Michael Ronen

Managing Partner
SoftBank Investment Advisors

Michael Ronen is Managing Partner of Softbank Investment Advisers where he focuses on investing in next-generation Automotive and Transportation companies, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Communications companies. Michael joined Softbank in 2017 after 19 years at Goldman Sachs where most recently he was a Partner Managing Director and served as co-chief operating officer of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group and a member of the Investment Banking Operating Committee. Michael was a member of Goldman Sachs’ M&A Group and the founder of the Automotive Technology effort at Goldman Sachs. Michael earned an LLB (JD) from Tel-Aviv University in 1994 and an MBA, with distinction, from the Stern School of Business at NYU in 1998.

Toby Russell

Toby Russell

Co-CEO
Shift

Toby Russell is Co-CEO of Shift, the platform to make buying and selling cars fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. Previously, he was Managing Vice President of Digital at Capital One, where he led the bank’s technology transformation, including building the mobile capabilities that are now driving the majority of Capital One’s new customers. In 2007 Toby co-founded Taxi Magic (now known as Curb), the first on-demand mobile transportation booking technology. He's also led a $12 billion renewable energy and efficiency investment program for the US Department of Energy and was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group. He has a Doctorate from Oxford University.

Chris Urmson

Chris Urmson

Co-Founder and CEO
Aurora

Chris Urmson is the co-founder and CEO of Aurora, the company building self-driving technology to deliver the benefits of the future of transportation safely, quickly, and broadly. Chris has been instrumental in instigating and advancing the development of self-driving vehicles and the industry for the last 15 years.  Before founding Aurora, Chris helped build Google’s self-driving car program and served as CTO. Prior, Chris was a faculty member of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where he worked with house size trucks, drove robots around in deserts, and was the technical director of the DARPA Urban and Grand Challenge teams. He earned his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and his BSc in computer engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1998.

Luc Vincent

Luc Vincent

Executive Vice President, Engineering
Lyft

Luc Vincent is Lyft’s EVP of Engineering, where he leads the company's self-driving division in Palo Alto. Prior to that, Luc spent 12 years at Google, most recently as Sr. Director of Engineering, leading all imagery-related activities of Google's Geo group. His team of engineers, product managers, program managers and operations experts was responsible for collecting ground-based, aerial and satellite imagery at global scale and through computer vision, 3D modeling and deep learning, make it universally accessible and useful to users around the world - from end-users on a mobile phone to geo scientists researching climate change. Luc is recognized in particular for having bootstrapped Street View and turned it into an iconic Google product, available in over 80 countries around the globe. Before Google, Luc was Chief Scientist at LizardTech, where he was responsible for the DjVu advanced document image compression technology. Prior to that, he spent a number of years at Xerox Corporation, including a stint as Area Manager at the prestigious Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Luc is listed as an inventor on almost 100 issued patents and has over 60 publications in the area of computer vision, image analysis and document recognition. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), and for the Journal of Electronic Imaging. He has also chaired a number of IEEE, SPIE, and ISMM conferences and been invited as a keynote speaker on countless occasions. Luc earned his B.S. from Ecole Polytechnique (France), M.S. in Computer Science from University of Paris XI, and PhD in Mathematical Morphology from Ecole des Mines de Paris. He was also a postdoc in the Division of Applied Sciences of Harvard University in 1991.

Prescott Watson

Prescott Watson

Principal
Maniv Mobility

Prescott Watson has invested in, advised, and served in senior product roles for numerous high-growth tech companies in the US and Israel. Prescott became fintech startup OurCrowd's first employee in 2012, leading product for its online wealth management platform. OurCrowd is today a 200+ employee firm with $1B AUM and was recognized by KPMG as a "top 10" global fintech startup. In 2014, he joined OurCrowd's investment team, leading the seed round into AR startup Edgybees. He later actively advised Edgybees on their US product strategy and entrance into the defense market. He also participated in OurCrowd's investments in Zoomcar (where he served as a board observer), Innoviz, NooBaa (acquired by RedHat), Argus Cyber Security (acquired by Continental), Scopio Labs, Kenna Security, Celeno, Airobotics, Zebra Medical, Hyperloop One, and CyberX. Maniv is a $100M mobility-focused seed fund in Israel and the US run by thesis-driven investors with deep expertise and network access, enabling them to be effective hands-on partners to founders at the earliest stages. The Maniv portfolio includes the likes of Intuition Robotics, Phantom Auto, Cognata, Brodmann17, Hailo, Oryx Vision, and Upstream Security. Our LPs include over 10 strategics and numerous former executives from the automotive, transport and logistics space.

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Chair 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   

Patrick  McGee

Patrick McGee

San Francisco Correspondent
Financial Times

Patrick McGee is the FT’s San Francisco correspondent covering Apple and US technology. He was previously in Frankfurt, writing about the Volkswagen scandal and the challenge to German carmakers from electric vehicles and self-driving tech. He joined the Financial Times in 2013 to cover Asian markets from Hong Kong. He was previously a bond reporter at the Wall Street Journal in New York. He has a Master's in Global Diplomacy from Soas, University of London, and a degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto.

Agenda - 29th Oct

  • 8:00am
    Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Welcome remarks
  • 9:15am
    Keynote Address

    H. E. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade, and the Digital Economy, Morocco

  • 9:35am
    Opening Panel: Updating the Auto-Industry Roadmap
    • How is consumer demand changing?
    • How is capital deployment in OEMs changing?
    • Can the world afford a shift towards electric vehicles?
    • Will the million-mile car become standard?
    • Where does the government need to take a lead?

    Jim Adler, Managing Director, Toyota AI Ventures
    Lance Bultena, Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells

    Moderated by
    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:10am
    Keynote Fireside Chat

    Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

    In conversation with Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:30am
    Fireside Chat

    Richard Barlow, Founder and CEO, wejo

  • 10:50am
    Morning Refreshments
  • 11:10am
    In conversation: New Players with New Ideas

    Technological advances driving the future of the car are increasingly coming from outside the auto industry. Who are the major disruptors and what are they bringing to the market?
    Toby Russell, co-Founder and co-CEO, Shift 

    In conversation with Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:30am
    In conversation: Connected Cars in Smart Cities

    As urban mobility is transformed by connectivity, autonomy and Mobility as a Service, how will cars fit into the picture and who will pay for the infrastructure?

    Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation 
    Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit

    In conversation with Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:00pm
    PANEL: Accelerating Autonomy and Connectivity

    How are data applications for connected cars evolving?
    Could 5G be the key to a new era of connected and autonomous vehicles?
    How is sensor technology for self-driving evolving?
    How should self-driving cars be regulated and insured?
    What could the timeline for self-driving cars look like?

    Blair LaCorte, President, AEye
    Patrick Ayad, Partner and Global Head Automotive and Mobility, Hogan Lovells
    Micheline Casey, Global Head of Data, Ford Smart Mobility

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:00pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Keynote Fireside Chat: Prospects for Autonomous Vehicles

    How much have cars really changed in the last few decades? Will autonomous vehicles be allowed to meet their true potential and how long will it take?

    Karl Iagnemma, co-Founder, Aptiv

    With Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:20pm
    In conversation: The Power of Partnerships

    Strategic alliances inside and outside the auto-industry are helping to bring new mobility solutions onto the market. What are some of the most exciting partnerships and investment opportunities?

    Luc Vincent, EVP, Autonomous Technology, Lyft 
    Prescott Watson, PrincipalManiv Mobility 

  • 2:40pm
    In conversation: How Healthy is Your Supply Chain?

    Efficient supply chain management is crucial for any OEM. What new technologies and strategies are being used to support and scale up auto supply chains?   

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:00pm
    Tea & Coffee break
  • 3:20pm
    Keynote Fireside Chat: Advancing Mobility; Revitalising Cities

    Chris Urmson, co-founder & CEO, Aurora

    In conversation with Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:40pm
    PANEL: The Future of Automotive Workforces
    • How active are OEMs in organizational restructuring right now?
    • How can OEMs plug the skills gap?
    • As old jobs disappear, what new ones could replace them?
    • How is corporate culture evolving and what more can be done to increase diversity?
    • How could a downturn impact the industry?
  • 4:30pm
    Pushing the Envelope: Auto-industry Start-up Showcase

    4 x 4-minute pitches from four auto-industry start-ups that are radically rethinking boundaries and up-ending traditional ways of doing business
    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Keynote Address & Interview

    Michael Ronen, Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisors
    Interviewed by Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Chair's Closing Remarks

    Peter Campbell, Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

Who attends?

Senior executives from across the automotive eco-system. Most notably OEMs and their Tier 1 and Tier 2 Suppliers.

In addition you will meet investors, start-ups, consultancies, mobility tech providers and dealer groups.

Last year's attendees included:

AAM – AM General – Bridgestone – Daimler – FCA – Ford – General Motors – Hyundai – Isuzu – Karma Automotive – Kawasaki – Lyft – Mitsubishi – Nissan – Porsche – PSA – Toyota – Uber  - Volkswagen - Volvo

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Testimonials

"Future of the Car Summit USA is a great venue for select senior industry executives to receive a quick read on the inputs and opportunities driving our strategy decisioning" 
Mackevision

"Non common insights from extraordinary people" 
ITT Motion Technologies

"Outstanding blend of topics regarding the new mobility economy" 
Dassault Systemes

"Strong moderation triggered insightful panel discussion across subject matter experts" 
Porsche

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Venue

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit 48243

United States of America

Tel: +1 313-568-8000

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Accommodation

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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 has a record paying readership of one million, 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)

Morocco’s Investment and Export Development Agency is in charge of promoting national and foreign investment as well as export of goods and services.

For the automobile industry, Morocco’s Investment and Export Development Agency provides core services that enable smarter business decisions for the car makers and industry players:

  • Follow up with you throughout your entire project, from preparation to financing and execution.
  • Help you identify the best partners in Morocco and help along during the deal-making process.
  • Facilitate your access to international automotive markets and will help you sign export contracts with local players.
  • Help you identify the best opportunities abroad, and will follow up on you during the entire investment process regardless of your country of origin. 

Innovation Partner (1)

wejo innovates with mobility data to transform how the world moves. We partner with global brands and together reimagine the driving experience, save lives and build customer loyalty. Through simple, secure and trusted access to connected car data and insights, wejo enables smarter journeys for all.

wejo’s insights are informed by data from 7m vehicles and more than 80bn miles of data. wejo is a UK firm headquartered in Chester, with further offices in Manchester, UK, as well as in the US.

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)

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. We understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. As one of the leading international law firms, we support you whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells. More than 2,800 Hogan Lovells lawyers on six continents develop practical and tailor-made legal solutions according to your needs – highly specialized in the most important industries. Our global Automotive and Mobility Industry Group comprises more than 300 lawyers across the globe who all have considerable knowledge and experience in the automotive and mobility industry.

Hogan Lovells - Global Automotive and Mobility

Associate sponsor (1)

AEye is an artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR™, a new form of intelligent data collection that acts as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. iDAR fuses solid-state agile LiDAR with a low-light HD camera, then integrates artificial intelligence to create a smart sensor that is fully software definable. AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing, delivering accurate, intelligent data that enables effective, efficient, and safe vehicle autonomy. The company is backed by world-renowned investors and strategic partners including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Taiwania Capital, Intel Capital, Airbus Ventures, Hella Ventures, LG Electronics, Subaru-SBI, and Aisin.

Supporting Partner (1)

Marx Layne & Company’s automotive public relations expertise includes media relations, strategic communications planning, reputation management, executive positioning, industry networking and credentialing, digital and social media, crisis communication, special events and business-to-business direct marketing campaigns. Our vast experience is a result of 30+ years working with OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, mobility companies, logistics providers, tooling and metal cutting shops, engineering companies, turnaround management firms, law firms, and automotive retailers (both OEM and aftermarket). Further extending our overall reach, Marx Layne has been a strategic partner of a leading global public relations firm for more than a decade.

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