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FT Digital Dialogues: Future of the Car

Bounce Forward: Recalibrating the Auto Industry for a Post-Covid-19 World

Webinar |
Speakers include:
Jose Garcia-Urruchi

Jose Garcia-Urruchi

Jaguar Land Rover

Lex Hoefsloot

Lex Hoefsloot

Lightyear

Olivier Sappin

Olivier Sappin

Dassault Systèmes

Overview

What will the business environment look like after Covid-19 and what shifts can car manufacturers and their suppliers make to bounce forward, rather than back?

The coronavirus pandemic raises important questions about the global economy and how prepared entire industries are for widespread and atypical disruptions. Structural weaknesses are magnified for all to see. Hidden strengths are revealed. While the long-term impact of the crisis is yet to be fully understood, there is little doubt that it will be far-reaching. As the auto industry marshalls all its ingenuity, technology, and collective might to chart a course through, can it also find a way, not just to recover (which implies a return to how things were), but to recalibrate? The scale and speed of the response to the Covid-19 crisis has been astonishing. What strategies and thinking arising out of this crisis could be mobilised to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, climate-resilient automotive industry?

This webinar takes place at 15:00 BST (GMT +1)

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fallback Add to my Calendar 05/19/2020 14:45:0005/19/2020 15:55:00falseFT Digital Dialogues: Future of the CarWhat will the business environment look like after Covid-19 and what shifts can car manufacturers and their suppliers make to bounce forward, rather than back?The coronavirus pandemic raises important questions about the global economy and how prepared entire industries are for widespread and atypical disruptions. Structural weaknesses are magnified for all to see. Hidden strengths are revealed. While the long-term impact of the crisis is yet to be fully understood, there is little doubt that it will be far-reaching. As the auto industry marshalls all its ingenuity, technology, and collective might to chart a course through, can it also find a way, not just to recover (which implies a return to how things were), but to recalibrate? The scale and speed of the response to the Covid-19 crisis has been astonishing. What strategies and thinking arising out of this crisis could be mobilised to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, climate-resilient automotive industry?This webinar takes place at 15:00 BST (GMT +1)FT-Digital-Dialogues:-Future-of-the-Car4e969dfe75be5ffb02dabe6ab7e11d49MM/DD/YYYY

Speakers (3)

Jose Garcia-Urruchi

Jose Garcia-Urruchi

Head of Digital Engineering Capability
Jaguar Land Rover

Jose Garcia-Urruchi, Head of Digital Engineering Capability, has been working at Jaguar Land Rover since 2018. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and started his professional career in Rolls-Royce plc. where he stayed for 17 years. During his early career in Rolls-Royce Jose worked as a CAD/CAE analyst in a number of projects including the Lockheed Martin F35-Lighting II, Boeing Dreamliner’s Trent 1000 engine and Airbus A350 Trent XWB engine. Later on Jose became the Global Chief of Design Technology where he led the effort to digitise Engineering. Jose is now responsible for the modernisation of the engineering toolset across Jaguar Land Rover where he can bring his expertise from the aerospace industry

Lex Hoefsloot

Lex Hoefsloot

CEO and Co-founder
Lightyear

Lex Hoefsloot co-founded a student team in 2012 with the mission of building the first solar powered family car. The first prototype was build in 2013 and competed in the world championship for solar cars and they managed to win the competition as a first time entrant. Since then, they have won all subsequent editions. With that experience and technology that was developed, Lex decided with his co-founders that it was time for the next step. They founded Lightyear in 2016 and it has grown exponentially to 120 people and presented the Lightyear One, the first market ready solar car prototype in 2019. They expect to go small volume to production in 2021.

Olivier Sappin

Olivier Sappin

CEO, CATIA
Dassault Systèmes

Olivier Sappin has 24 years expertise in Transportation and Mobility Industry and 3D Design and End to End Virtual Product / Experience Innovation. Since December 2019, he has been CEO of CATIA at DASSAULT SYSTEMES.
He started his career at Dassault Systèmes (3DS) in 1995 in CATIA’s Shape Design Industrialization Team. He then joined 3DS international Automotive Competency Center working with renowned customers like HONDA, FIAT, BMW, CHRYSLER and PSA to help them transform their design practices in the area of car body and styling. Through these experiences, he acquired deep knowledge of the automotive sector and customers’ business processes. 
In 2011, he was appointed Vice President of the new defined Transportation and Mobility industry, which helps manufacturers and suppliers to develop new mobility experiences for their consumers.
Olivier really enjoys the new challenge to lead and represent the prestigious brand CATIA.

Moderated by (1)

Peter  Campbell

Peter Campbell

Global Motor Industry Correspondent
Financial Times

Peter Campbell is the Financial Times’ Global 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, Peter 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. Peter holds a BA in Politics from the University of York. Follow Peter on Twitter @Petercampbell1

Agenda - 19th May

  • 2:45pm
    Access to webinar opens
  • 3:00pm
    Discussion begins

    Jose Garcia-Urruchi, Head of Digital Engineering Capability, Jaguar Land Rover

    Lex Hoefsloot, Co-founder and CEO, Lightyear

    Olivier Sappin, VP, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes

    Moderated by Peter Campbell, Global Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 3:40pm
    Q&A
  • 3:50pm
    Discussion closes

Key Talking Points

  • People: The epidemic has abruptly changed how people work. Instead of the daily commute and frequent business trips, project teams around the world are meeting and collaborating remotely. They are developing new products in virtual environments. Physical distancing and the requirement to stay at home has inadvertently created a large-scale testbed for remote working. What will the experiment reveal about the future of work - and its carbon footprint - in the automotive sector?
  • Business models: Impressive examples of companies working collaboratively and quickly to deliver solutions at scale have emerged in recent weeks. The global effort to combat the virus has shown agility and a willingness to work together for the common good. Car-makers, for example, are working with governments and repurposing factories to make ventilators and masks. How can this momentum and collective energy be sustained and put at the service of delivering sustainable solutions and business models in the car industry?
  • Products: Flexibility and speed are defining characteristics of an effective response to crisis. They are also essential when it comes to other kinds of disruption, and to outsmarting competitors in the business environment. As the linked pressures of an intensifying climate crisis and changing consumer behaviour double-up, how can the car industry develop more speed flexibility in the way it innovates and delivers the next generation of sustainable products?
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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.

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.

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