Present a Panel Conference on the Theme:
Will the tech industry disrupt the automotive landscape?
When: Wednesday, December 10, 6 to 8pm
Where: At Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, 1215 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale (public parking available)
Registration on Eventbrite
In recent years, a flurry of tech trendsetters has decided to take on the traditional automotive industry. Internet giant Google is building a driverless car, electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is betting on in-car connectivity and is building an EV charging infrastructure, and car sharing firms are enabling many carless urbanites to enjoy car mobility.
Tesla is currently valued at $30bn, which is approximately 60 percent of General Motors’ market capitalization with only 2 percent of its revenue, calling into question the traditional business model of making money via selling unconnected and gasoline-burning cars.
We will invite industry leaders to discuss the reshaping of the automotive industry, sort through the plethora of new business models unlocked by the smart and connected car, and debate on where they expect the highest returns.
We’ve assembled a panel of very qualified and seasoned speakers:
- Sven Beiker, Executive Director of CARS, the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford
- Chris Wilson, co-founder and CEO, Vehicle Data Science
- Clement Gires, co-founder, Local Motion
- James Liu, Manager, Advanced UX Design, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America
The panel will be moderated by Gregory Dibb, Senior Manager, Strategy and Operation, Nissan Motors Company Food and Networking starts at 6pm, Roundtable starts at 6:30pm.
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