AI For Connected Vehicles
And Smart Mobility

Thursday, April 23rd
@ 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Thursday, April 23rd
@ 12:00 – 1:15 PM

About the Program

AI for Connected Vehicles and Smart Mobility is an invitation-only virtual event limited to 30 Detroit area leaders from the Automotive, Manufacturing, and Technology industries to convene over three goals:

  • To participate in a valuable networking experience
  • To learn actionable insights and strategies from our expert panel and interactive roundtable conversations
  • To enjoy a fine lunch
The format will feature an industry panel of senior leaders for an interactive discussion followed by a roundtable discussion to maximize peer-to-peer learning and networking.

About the Content

While the self-driving, autonomous car is a game-changing opportunity for the future, presently the automotive, technology and manufacturing industries are embracing Artificial Intelligence to increase efficiency and add value to processes revolving around traditional, manually-driven vehicles.  By 2020, 98% of all new cars will be connected. At the same time more people will opt for Transportation as a Service (TaaS), especially in urban areas, where rides are shorter, the streets are more congested, and people prefer not to waste time waiting in traffic or searching for parking.   The transformation of transportation will result in an explosion and demand for data and the associated digital infrastructure to support it.

We Will Explore These Topics:

  • Why the industry is moving from a centralized to a distributed AI mode
  • Using Machine Learning (ML) in product design operations, including prototyping
  • Processing data at the Edge and transferring large amounts of data quickly for performance, security and cost reasons
  • Predictive modelling of sales using internal and external data 
  • Manufacturing quality control using edge technologies to see, hear, and collect data 
  • Best practices for implementing hybrid cloud architectures to support AI
  • How the open source model is driving innovation in the AI/ML algorithm space


Doron Hendel
Global Business Development


Christopher Andrews
Director of Mobility & Innovation Business Development
Pratt & Miller Engineering
May Russell
IT Connected Consumer - Emerging Technologies
Ford Motor Company
Nitin Sethi
Global IT Director - Business Transformation & Engagement
Visteon Corporation

Event Details


Thursday, April 23rd, 2020


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Attendee Profile

30 Detroit area leaders from the Automotive, Manufacturing, and Technology industries


12:00PM     Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks

12:05PM     Video Networking in Breakout Rooms

12:15PM     Panel Discussion

12:40PM     Audience Q&A

12:55PM     Breakout Networking Sessions


Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks


Video Networking in Breakout Rooms


Panel Discussion


Audience Q&A


Breakout Networking Sessions



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