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Connectivity and data in the automotive sector

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Breakfast Meeting – Tuesday 5th November, 08:00am to 10:30am

Connectivity and data in the automotive sector

This breakfast will explore today’s rapidly changing automotive landscape.

Technological innovations, government regulations and consumer expectations are all combining to put pressure on the car industry. At this breakfast, we’ll consider how components suppliers, manufacturers and car dealers must respond to these changes, and how collaboration across the value chain can help them thrive.

Technology in cars is constantly evolving. And a huge part of this is digital technology. Increasingly, cars are controlled by internal software networks. But this control no longer stops at the car’s body. More and more cars are designed to be connected externally to the internet, sharing data with dealers and manufacturers, with navigation and entertainment providers, with infrastructure managers and public safety organisations, even with insurers.

Connectivity isn’t just about entertainment or predictive maintenance. There is also a trend towards autonomous vehicles. Individual car systems already have autonomous functions built in, such as active braking. The logical outcome, already under test in markets around the world, will be fully autonomous vehicles. And connectivity to systems outside the car, with reliable bandwidth and extremely low latency, will be essential if autonomous vehicles are to be safe.

In a third of cases, external connectivity is a strong reason for purchasing a car. As Remy Pothet of TNS puts it, “car manufacturers need to act fast if they are to avoid being overtaken by the big tech players.” The competitors of Ford and Peugeot are not General Motors and Fiat. They are Apple, Google and Microsoft. And unless manufacturers respond to this competition, they could find themselves seen as old-fashioned hardware companies with inferior software who, like mobile phone and computer manufacturers such as Nokia and Atari before them, get locked out of the digital future.

These changes are eroding the comfortable certainties of car manufacturing. Increasingly manufacturers need to adopt a start-up mentality, constantly innovating, trialling new business models and accepting rapid failure as part of the price of success.

Successful companies in the automotive industry will ensure that they develop the sophisticated skills, strategic insight and agility to enable their organisations to profit from the changing nature of owning and using cars. If learning and understanding how to do this are your priorities, then this briefing is a must-attend.

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on strategic questions, such as:

  • What connectivity features will car drivers respond to, and how can the car-user’s experience of these features be optimised? What data is most valuable from the car-user’s perspective, and how can it be used?
  • With data increasingly being created and shared as cars are driven, where are the new revenue opportunities with third parties outside the traditional automotive value chain?
  • With more and more data being shared, how should the automotive industry approach driver privacy?
  • What cyber-security risks does connectivity present, and how should these risks be managed, especially for autonomous systems?
  • What new business models are on the horizon? Should manufacturers continue to sell individual cars, or should they move towards selling “mobility” – the ability to travel by car? And if so, what would this look like?
  • How should automotive manufacturers respond to the trend towards sharing or renting cars, rather than owning them outright?
  • How can organisations across the value chain, including tier one and two component manufacturers, car dealerships and public authorities, work together to increase driver satisfaction and safety?
  • How can digital technology be used to create an industry that is more sustainable in terms of the manufacture and operation of cars?

Who is invited?

Top management (CIO, CTO, COO, CEO and their direct reports) at large organisations (with 1,000 or more employees) across the automotive sector; manufacturers and assemblers; components manufacturers; car dealers. Senior decision makers in aligned sectors such as civil engineering, public safety and sustainability.

Registered attendees include:

eDrive Engineering Services - Managing Director
Ricardo Strategic Consulting - Managing Director
Group Lotus - Director - Future Mobility & Strategic Partnership
TATA Motors - Head of Electrical & Electronics
CDK Global - International OEM Director
CEVA Logistics - Head of Solution Development
LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Senior Global Product Manager
Ricardo UK Ltd - Global Managing Director
Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics UK - Managing Director

Be one of 12 senior business professionals around the table at the Goring Hotel in central London, who will bring their expertise to bear to analyse the present – and the future.

The breakfast briefing is brought to you by Business Reporter in association with Equinix and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. In addition, to be eligible for this event you must be employed by a corporate legal entity: if you are a sole trader or in a partnership other than a legally incorporated partnership we will be unable to offer you a place.

For any enquiries, please contact Harry on 0208 349 5580 or email h.phillips@business-reporter.co.uk.

This breakfast briefing is free of charge to attend. However, if you cancel your attendance less than two weeks prior to the briefing, you will have to provide a replacement of equal seniority otherwise you will be a subject of £150 cancellation fee. Please also note that when you register we will ask you for your corporate email address which we will share only with the event sponsor(s). See our privacy policy.

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