Transportation Disrupted: Silicon Valley Leadership Summit

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Friday, June 3, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Summit Description


Transportation Disrupted: Turning Emerging Threats into Innovation Opportunities


The transportation industry is on the verge of major disruption. New technologies and business models, such as electric vehicles, autonomous driving, smart connectivity and shared ownership, threaten to displace current market leaders and to erode their profits. How can decision makers recognize new threats and turn them into business opportunities? And how can technology startups gain get the expertise and resources to grow and scale? This emerging “coopetition” paradigm requires new forms of interaction between the new and established players in the industry. It centers around the fast exchange of ideas, testing and acceleration of new technologies and business models, industry-specific venture financing, and beyond.

This conference is your chance to be a part of the technology revolution being forged in Silicon Valley. Join industry leaders, top executives, investors and innovators to learn about the most disruptive trends in transportation and how to convert them into innovation opportunities for your business.



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Summit Agenda

Transportation Disrupted - Threats


Registration and Breakfast


Opening Remarks


Opening Keynote Address


Panel 1: The Top 5 Disruptive Trends and Technologies in the Transportation Industry

  • What are the main forces shaping the transportation industry of tomorrow?
  • Who are the key players in the landscape of the future? Who is being affected by new technologies and business models?
  • What is the vision shared by top-tier investors, tech companies, and researchers?

Speakers: Investors, researchers, and tech companies building the future of transportation


Christopher Heiser

Co-Founder and CEO

Renovo Motors

Ben Stanley

Global Automotive Research Lead


10:45 - 11:15am

Coffee and Networking

11:15am - 12:15pm

Panel 2: New Business Models: From Shared Ownership to On-Demand Mobility

  • Is traditional car ownership model becoming outdated?
  • What will the future of on-demand mobility and sharing economy look like?
  • What are new emerging business models in this space?

Speakers: Companies with dynamic new business models


Andrew Salzberg

Senior Operations Manager


Eric Spear

VP of Technology




Louay Eldada






Lunch and Networking



Keynote Address

2:15 - 3:15pm

Panel 3: Acceleration of Disruption: from Electric to Autonomous Vehicles

  • What are the major challenges and opportunities for the auto industry resulting from the transition to the electric fleet?
  • What are the major milestones of the race to a fully autonomous vehicle, from a research perspective?

Speakers: High-tech companies focused on electric and autonomous vehicle solutions

3:15 - 4:15pm

Panel 4: Smart Connectivity: How IoT and Social Media Are Transforming the Transportation of Tomorrow

  • Which key changes will the auto industry need to prepare for in order to adapt to the connected vehicle?
  • Will cars receive their updates over-the-air?

Speakers: Tech companies focused on connectivity solutions for transportationWhat are the major challenges and opportunities for the auto industry resulting from the transition to the electric fleet?

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Mike Jellen

President and COO


Walter Sullivan

Head of Innovation Lab, Silicon Valley



Ravi Puvvala




4:15 - 5:15pm

Panel 5: New Mobility Ecosystem: The Role of New Players in Value Extraction

As IT giants such as Google and Apple enter the car market, how can the traditional auto companies evolve to continue capturing the value from future car sales?

Speakers: Tech companies focused on connectivity solutions for transportationWhat are the major challenges and opportunities for the auto industry resulting from the transition to the electric fleet?


Sebastian Wedeniwski

CTO Global Automotive, Connected Vehicle



5:15 - 4:45pm

Coffee and Networking

5:45 - 6:30pm

Closing Remarks

Transportation Disrupted: Opportunities


Registration and Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00am

Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:45am


9:45 - 10:45am

Panel 1: Emerging Forces and Investment Opportunities in Transportation: Diversified VC

Funds, Private Equity and Corporate Investors”

What are the most important trends and technologies that investors believe in in the auto industry? How do you recognize them early enough?

Speakers: Investors specializing in transportation

10:45 - 11:15am

Coffee and Networking

11:15am - 12:15pm

Panel 2: Revolution of Consumer Preferences in Digital Era

What is the future of human-machine interface? Will the future of car infotainment belong to open platforms such as SmartDeviceLink, or large private platforms such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Will cars go the way of the mobile phones and eventually consolidate under two or three unified platforms?

Speakers: Tech companies in the field of consumer solutions for transportation


Stefan Heck

Co-Founder and CEO


Guy Story

General Manager for Automotive

Alexa at Amazon


Ian Lane





Lunch and Networking


1:30 - 3:30pm

Panel 3: The Future of Automotive: Winners and Losers

Who will win and who will go down as the auto industry undergoes dramatic and rapid change in the next decade?

Speakers: Industry analysts and researchers focusing on transportation

3:30 - 5:15pm

Startup Showcase

16 most promising early-stage technology startups from Silicon Valley will showcase their solutions and business plans to VC and corporate investors.

Contestants: Early-stage startups focusing on transportation needs and solutions

5:15 - 4:45pm

Coffee and Networking

5:45 - 6:30pm

Closing Remarks



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Company Visits

Conference participants will have with the unique opportunity to visit the headquarters of 20 innovative tech companies in Silicon Valley for special technology briefing sessions and networking with top management.

Hosting Companies: An array of Silicon Valley’s most innovative tech companies transforming the future of transportation.

Host Companies

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Who Should Attend:

Auto Leadership Teams

Build powerful connections and c-suite insights about the technologies and trends shaping the future of transportation. Leverage newfound experience to accelerate your growth strategy as an industry leader.

Transportation Vendors and Suppliers

Learn about the new trends in the industry to prepare for its future needs. Envision new products and services based on influential insights from top disruptors.

Tech Companies and Innovators

Broadcast your vision and build relationships with executives who are committed to accelerating the industry transformation.

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