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FT Future of the Car Summit 2020

Customer-centricity • New Business Models • Data & Tech • The Net Zero Car

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Peter  Campbell

Peter Campbell

Financial Times

Claes Herlitz

Claes Herlitz

Ericsson

Olivier Sappin

Olivier Sappin

Dassault Systèmes

Overview

The Future of the Car Summit is our big picture, mega-trends event for international OEMs seeking to turn the forces of disruption into engines of growth. 

Skillfully moderated by our world-class journalists, the 6th annual FT Future of the Car Summit will boast an unrivalled line-up of industry experts, innovators and thought leaders will bring the wider economic picture into view and delve into the details that matter:

  • How are car-makers, suppliers, retailers, tech companies and mobility service providers responding to the shifting dynamics within the global car sector?
  • What are the key lessons to be learnt from existing collaborations between start-ups and car-makers? 
  • 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? 
  • What new technologies and skills do Tier 1 suppliers need to acquire if they are to succeed in the new mobility landscape and stay ahead of their competitors? 
  • What are the critical trends, innovations and technologies set to impact the automotive sector in the next 6-18 months?

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

Join over 600 of the most influential players in the automotive industry for two days of incredible insights and unmissable networking. 

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fallback Add to my Calendar 05/12/2020 08:00:0005/13/2020 17:15:00trueFT Future of the Car Summit 2020The Future of the Car Summit is our big picture, mega-trends event for international OEMs seeking to turn the forces of disruption into engines of growth. Skillfully moderated by our world-class journalists, the 6th annual FT Future of the Car Summit will boast an unrivalled line-up of industry experts, innovators and thought leaders will bring the wider economic picture into view and delve into the details that matter:How are car-makers, suppliers, retailers, tech companies and mobility service providers responding to the shifting dynamics within the global car sector?What are the key lessons to be learnt from existing collaborations between start-ups and car-makers? 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? What new technologies and skills do Tier 1 suppliers need to acquire if they are to succeed in the new mobility landscape and stay ahead of their competitors? What are the critical trends, innovations and technologies set to impact the automotive sector in the next 6-18 months?Find answers to the critical questions and get the very best actionable intelligence on what’s really going on in one of the world’s fastest-moving industries. Join over 600 of the most influential players in the automotive industry for two days of incredible insights and unmissable networking. FT-Future-of-the-Car-Summit-20202ac158fe40c3155a61465c313a0ec1f9MM/DD/YYYY

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The FOTC story

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Full OVERVIEW

It is a challenging time for automotive industry CEOs. It is also an exciting one.

The global car industry is experiencing massive upheaval and uncertainty. A convergence of powerful forces is at work. New players are turning traditional business models upside-down. New technologies with mind-blowing implications are cresting the hill. A sea-change in consumer behaviour is shaking-up and disorientating a sector used to calling all the shots.

On their own, these forces present a real danger to companies that don’t respond appropriately. Combined, they present a very serious threat indeed. It doesn’t take too many wrong turns for carmakers and car-related companies to find themselves in the wilderness. It is also true that these same forces, if harnessed effectively, have the potential to be king-makers.

Automotive manufacturers are working hard to get it right. They are embracing innovation and digital transformation in a bid to remain relevant. However, managing risk is part of established car-makers’ DNA, which is a problem because innovation is associated with taking risks. And while car-makers are putting in place strategic transformation plans towards becoming mobility solutions providers, it is not proving easy for them to leverage their assets in new ways beyond their core business.

This year’s summit helps carmakers identify and leverage the new opportunities that customer-centricity, technology & data, new business models, and the move towards a net zero economy bring. It is a must-attend and content-packed event for anyone leading at the juncture of traditional automotive industry practice and technology-driven disruption.

FOTC 2020 speakers will hone-in on key aspects of this year’s 4 centerpiece themes:

1)     The Consumer in the Driving Seat: Accelerating customer-centricity in the automotive industry

2)     The Future of Tech & Data: Pioneering the use of data & new technology

3)     New Business Models: Revolutionary approaches to doing business

4)     The Future of the Future: Putting the planet first. Moving towards industry sustainability and the ‘Net Zero’ car

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Speakers and Moderators (5)

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

Claes Herlitz

Claes Herlitz

VP, Head of Connected Vehicles
Ericsson

Claes Herlitz works at the crossroads where communications, transport and logistics meet. Prior to joining Ericsson in 2011, he served as CIO with transport group Nobina and CTO at mobile operator Telia. Drawing on this experience, Claes is currently focused on providing end-to-end IoT solutions to the automotive, transport and logistics industries.

Olivier Sappin

Olivier Sappin

VP, Transportation & Mobility Industry
Dassault Systèmes

Olivier Sappin, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, has been working at Dassault Systèmes (3DS) since 1995. After finishing his Master’s degree as a mechanical engineer, Olivier began at Dassault Systèmes as an application engineer for Shape Design & Styling solutions in the CATIA Industrialization Unit, working with customers like Honda, Fiat, BMW, Chrysler and PSA. In 1998, he joined the international Automotive Competency Center which revolutionised vehicle development practices. After two years there, he became head of the Styling & Body team, which helps Car & Truck OEMs and suppliers achieve a 30 per cent reduction in time-to-market. 

In January 2003, Olivier took responsibility for the Global Automotive Solutions unit, in charge of unifying solution development activities of four Dassault Systèmes brands working with 17 of the world's leading automotive OEMs. In July 2011, he was appointed Vice President of the new Transportation & Mobility Industry division, which is delivering industry solution experiences for vehicle manufacturers (cars, trucks, buses, trains, motorcycles, racing cars) and suppliers to help them develop new mobility experiences for their consumers.

Magnus  Gunnarsson

Magnus Gunnarsson

Head of Strategy, Portfolio and Business Development, IoT Connected Vehicles
Ericsson

Magnus Gunnarsson is Head of Strategy, Portfolio and Business Development at Ericsson, IoT Connected Vehicles. He is responsible for bringing next-generation connected vehicle services to the market, including connected safety & autonomous drive, car sharing, and mobility as a service. 

Magnus is a member of the World Economic Forum Working Group on Urban and Autonomous Mobility and chairs the Marketing Committee of the 5G Automotive Association.

He joined Ericsson in 2016 with more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, and is based at the Ericsson global HQ in Kista, the ‘mini Silicon Valley’ north of Stockholm.

Tim Bradshaw

Tim Bradshaw

Global Technology Correspondent
Financial Times

Tim Bradshaw has been covering the technology industry for 15 years, including leading the FT's reporting on Apple, Uber, Snap and other Silicon Valley companies from San Francisco and Los Angeles, and spotting trends from VR and AR to autonomous vehicles and electric scooters. Now based in London, he covers innovations from the US, Europe and Asia, examining how technology is transforming other industries.

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Agenda - 12th May

  • 8:00am
    Registration. Tea & Coffee
  • 9:05am
    Chair’s scene-setting remarks

    Peter Campbell, Global Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 9:10am
    Global Big Picture: The Economist’s View

    An overview of the wider economic context within which the car industry moves, and some potential knock-on effects.

  • 9:30am
    Opening Keynote Interview: Rear View Mirror and the Road Ahead

    A prominent car industry CEO looks at industry news that has made the headlines over the last 12 months and looks ahead at some of the trends likely to further alter the course of an industry that is already in the midst of unprecedented change.

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

  • 10:00am
    From Manufacturing to Service Innovation: Stepping up to the Challenge of Continuously Launching New Vehicle Features & Services

    Claes Herlitz, VP, Head of Global Automotive Services, Ericsson

  • 10:15am
    Consumer-centricity spotlight
  • 10:30am
    Net Zero Car spotlight
  • 10:45am
    Circular Dialogues

    Built into the main programme, our ‘circular dialogues’ format gives you the opportunity to meet with fellow delegates and share your observations on the morning’s conversations. These sessions have been road-tested at FOTC for the last two years. Expect a buzzy atmosphere and bring plenty of business cards.

  • 11:00am
    Tea & Coffee
  • 11:20am
    Think Tanks

    Delegates chose from one of four 45-minutes interactive sessions.

    * The Future Customer & Customer-centricity

    * Tech & data – the cutting edge

    * Moving towards a Net Zero future

    * Business model disruption

    Think Tank 1 - Linklaters

    Think Tank 2 - Ericsson

  • 12:20pm
    Spotlight on the consumer: Strategies to accelerate customer-centricity
  • 12:30pm
    Presentation from McKinsey
  • 12:50pm
    Presentation from Dassault Systèmes
  • 1:05pm
    Lunch
  • 2:10pm
    The FOTC 2020 Debate: Is Car Ownership Dead?

    Two influential figures from the global car industry go head-to-head. Who wins? You decide.

  • 2:45pm
    The Disruptors

    In 4 minutes and 4 slides, 6 of the most exciting car industry disruptors will surprise and delight you with their cutting-edge tech and business model innovations

    Hear from 6 companies challenging car industry business model orthodoxy, putting the customer firmly in the driving seat, doing ground-breaking work in the ‘Net Zero’ space, and pioneering new ideas in data & tech.  

    Moderated by Set-squared

  • 3:30pm
    Tea & Coffee
  • 3:50pm
    Presentation from Linklaters
  • 4:05pm
    Under the bonnet with the FT

    FT editors and journalists covering a range of subjects and industry sectors offer their take on the implications of recent developments in the global car industry. Plus, a look ahead to tomorrow’s conversations.

    Peter Campbell, Global Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times
    Tim Bradshaw, Global Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:45pm
    Spotlight: The "Net-zero car"
  • 5:00pm
    Keynote conversation with a car industry CEO
  • 5:30pm
    Chair’s Closing Remarks followed by Day 1 drinks reception

Agenda - 13th May

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

    Peter Campbell, Global Motor Industry Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Keynote Address & Interview
  • 9:30am
    Panel: What does the future consumer want?

    Changing consumer behaviour and expectations are changing the car and its function. Consumers want an enhanced in-car experience and they want to be connected to the world outside the car. They want to update the cars’ functionality as easily as updating their phones. But, while carmakers are good at making cars, they aren’t as good at the tech stuff that everyone wants to enhance the in-car experience. The tech companies, meanwhile, aren’t as good at making cars, but they are good at software. This panel discussion asks carmakers and the tech companies how they work out what the future consumer wants, and how are they teaming-up to deliver it.

    - services that enrich the in-car customer experience (and beyond)

  • 10:15am
    Business model disruption spotlight
  • 10:30am
    Presentation from Qualcomm
  • 10:50am
    Circular Dialogues

    Delegates are joined at their tables by panellists and speakers for a freestyle session to reflect on and discuss what they’ve heard

  • 11:05am
    Tea & Coffee
  • 11:35am
    Think Tanks

    Delegates chose from one of four interactive sessions.

    * The Future Customer & Customer-centricity
    * Tech & data – the cutting edge
    * Moving towards a Net Zero future
    * Business model disruption

    Linklaters
    Ericsson

  • 12:45pm
    Tech & Data spotlight
  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Ministerial interview: Surviving Brexit
  • 2:30pm
    Pecha-Kucha 20 x 20

    5 speakers to focus on breakthroughs in thinking around customer-centricity, data insight, business model innovation and sustainability in the car industry. 20 slides each, 20 seconds per slide.

  • 3:00pm
    Tea & Coffee
  • 3:20pm
    The Decline & Fall of Ownership. The Rise & Rise of Sharing

    Car-sharing and other alternatives to ownership are growing increasingly popular, and start-ups like Lyft, Uber, and Careem see an opportunity to push legacy companies aside. This trend continues to push traditional OEMs into transforming themselves from car manufactures into mobility-solutions companies. How are the new business models and partnerships in this fast-evolving and growing segment shaping up?

  • 3:40pm
    Consumer sentiment around advances in car technology

    Seatbelts and airbags took over 50 years from inception to widespread adoption. What is the car industry doing, and what more can it do, to accelerate consumer understanding of the value of tech in vehicles? 

  • 4:00pm
    Fireside chat: Leadership, talent & skills
  • 4:50pm
    Closing Keynote Address and Interview
  • 5:15pm
    End of Summit

WHO ATTENDS

FOTC 2020 is for a core audience of 400+ international OEMs and their Tier 1 partners. Our audience includes influential figures from around the car industry ecosystem, including dealerships, toll companies, road builders, fuel suppliers, auto and health insurance providers, mobility tech providers, parking companies, fast moving goods companies, financial services, law firms, venture investors, energy companies and transport and infrastructure advisory firms. From the public sector: national and local departments of finance, transport and infrastructure; heads of strategy and investment from the world’s largest cities.

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WHY ATTEND

FOTC 2020 is for a core audience of international OEMs and their Tier 1 and Tier 2 partners. The audience will include decision-makers from dealerships, fuel suppliers, auto and health insurance providers, mobility tech providers, auto tech start-ups, parking companies, fast moving goods companies, financial services companies, law firms, venture investors, toll companies, road builders and transport and infrastructure advisory firms. From the public sector: national and local departments of finance, city planners, local authority transport and infrastructure executives; heads of strategy and investment from the world’s largest cities.

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Circular dialogues

Tapping into the wealth of experience both on and off-stage, the FT circular dialogue sessions are an opportunity - built into the programme itself - for our audience to reflect on what's just been said on stage, and to share their own professional experiences and insights with peers, speakers, and journalists. 

You will meet a great mix of automotive leaders through taking part in these small group conversations, helping deepen your understanding of how best to turn disruption in the car industry to advantage. Get a glimpse into how your counterparts are facing up to and responding to today's automotive challenges. Add to your professional contacts list. Bring lots of business cards.

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Our Advisory Board

With many thanks to our 2020 advisory board for their valuable input.

  • George Arison, Founder and Co-CEO, Shift
  • Richard Barlow, CEO, Wejo
  • Micheline Casey, Global Head of Data, Ford Smart Mobility
  • Jonathan Cohen, CIO and Managing Partner, RoboCap
  • Hussein Dajani, General Manager, Digital and Customer Experience Transformation, Africa, ME, Turkey, India, Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Vicky Edmonds, Joint Head, Office Low Emission Vehicles
  • Michael Hurwitz, Director of Transportation Innovation, Tfl
  • Martin Kristenson, Senior Director, AD and Connected, Volvo Cars 
  • Anne de Kerckhove, Group CEO, FreeSpee
  • Ruth Knox, Managing Associate, Linklaters
  • Martin Kristensson, Senior Director AD and Connected Strategy, Volvo Cars
  • Charlotte Lunden, Head of Transport and Logistics, Ericsson
  • Rupert Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer, WM Motor
  • Jason Raeburn, Senior Associate, IP Team, Mobility Sector, Baker McKenzie
  • Olaf Sakkers, Partner, Maniv Mobility
  • Yoshi Takanuki, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
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Testimonials

Good speaker line-up covering hot industry topics.
Head of Market Intelligence, Nissan Europe

 

Great event with a room full of people dedicated, and responsible, to drive positive (digital) change.
CTO, Geico Taikisha

 

Attending any event such as the FT event is always a great pleasure, but it is also a big strain on time, so personally, I try to do as few as possible and as many where I get the maximum value and the FT events bring together some of the best thinkers, the influencers of the topics that we have been talking about that directly affect our industry and I see it as a very important event for both networking but also policy, thought and discussion to help to shape the future.
CEO, Bentley Motors

 

Essential for anyone leading at the intersection between the established automotive industry and technology-driven disruption.
Partner, The Inzito Partnership

 

It’s been pretty amazing to be with such a great group of people. We’ve had so many CEO’s here and to be included with a group like has been phenomenal. The networking has been really great, I’ve been able to connect with people that I probably normally wouldn’t have in the US and since I am in a global role, that outreach and networking is really important to me.
Global Head of Data, Ford Mobility

 

I love taking part in the FT event very simply because I like talking about our product and I like to talk about the future of the car and I like to talk to people who show interest in these issues and those people you can meet, I can meet here at the FT event, that’s why I gladly come back every year.
CEO, Volvo Cars

 

I think this FT event is fantastic, given the range of people that are attending, so whether it’s from the automotive manufacturers, whether it’s from people like me who are involved in operations, whether it’s from the technology, the digital side of the industry. I think just bringing everybody together in one forum is a real opportunity for some great exchange of views, sharing of ideas, and a real opportunity just to talk about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for all of us.
Commissioner, Transport for London

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Lead Sponsor (3)

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.

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of the world’s mobile traffic carried through our networks. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world. For more than 140 years, our ideas, technology, and people have changed the world: real turning points that have transformed lives, industries, and society as a whole.

Qualcomm Technologies’ suite of smart technology and  automotive solutions allows car manufacturers to expand their existing accessory package offerings to include advanced on-board features, including connectivity, infotainment, navigation and driver safety. Our scalable, modular solutions, found in all global automotive brands, help carmakers integrate cutting-edge wireless and compute technologies into today’s connected cars. 

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)

Our clients want a law firm they can trust, one that stands out for a commitment to investing in them and empowering our teams. We want to stand out for our distinctive Linklaters mind-set so our clients want to work with us above all others.

Delivering excellent client service and using our global capabilities to help them pursue the right opportunities means they benefit from long and lasting relationships. With 30 offices in 20 countries, we serve our clients as a team, with a common focus on innovation, efficiency and agility.

We are one of the world’s leading law firms for the Automotive sector. Deep industry knowledge and years of experience in advising the world’s leading Automotive companies mean that we are well placed to help clients navigate the legal challenges involved in meeting their strategic and commercial objectives. Our global team has advised numerous clients on the law governing cutting edge developments including alternative fuel-powered vehicles and infrastructure, driverless technology and connected cars. We are proud to sponsor the FT Summit on the Future of the Car and look forward to meeting you there.

Disruptor Partner (1)

SETsquared is the award-winning enterprise partnership of UK-leading research universities. Since inception in 2002, we have helped some 3,500 companies to raise £1.8bn+ investment in innovation.

Our Scale-Up Programme brings together the considerable combined automotive research strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey to help businesses develop ambitious funding proposals for cutting-edge next generation automotive innovations. The Programme also helps ambitious businesses access private investment, expert advice and talent.

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.

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