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AI Automotive Summit

  • 26th – 27th April 2022
  • Germany flag Germany Munich
  • Leonardo Munich City South Hofmannstraße 1

Artificial intelligence (AI) is enhancing self-driving cars and we're at the starting point of exploring the full potential of AI in automotive.

The further development of autonomous cars will be mainly focused on full delegation of all safety-related decisions to the vehicle itself.

More collaborations, partnerships, and acquisitions related to AI are expected in the future across the automotive industry. Join the experts in the field at the #VLAIauto to explore the next generation AI for automated and self-driving cars.

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About the AI Automotive Event

Artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving cars are becoming complimentary subjects, and AI's role in the automotive industry is one of the trendiest topics now.

How is AI transforming the automotive industry?

  • We are at the starting point of exploring the full potential of AI in automotive; machine learning, data science, artificial neural networks, and text mining technologies have already proved their potential in other industries, and AI technology is expected to expand to many automotive applications within autonomous cars, advanced infotainment systems, and driver risk assessment
  • At this stage AI is being implemented for parking assistance, cruise control, and level 1 and 2 autonomous vehicles
  • The recent developments of smart automotive is heavily focussed on environmental perception. Radar, sensors, cameras, weather conditions, roadworks and other harsh environments are impacting driver's decision-making. A balanced combination of image and AI-based perception systems and the hybrid multi-sensor fusion-based approaches enable a highly accurate autonomous driving
  • The further development of autonomous cars will be centred around full delegation of all safety-related decisions to the vehicle itself
  • More collaborations, partnerships, and acquisitions are expected in the future across the automotive industry, and OEMs will be actively looking for new technologies providers in order to stay competitive

With the key players in the industry at the #VLAIauto we will discover the next generation AI for automated and self-driving cars. #VLAIauto is the spin-off of the 7th Automotive Sensors & Electronics #VLautoSE.

Join the experts at the AI Automotive Summit on April 26-27, 2022.

See you at #VLAIauto!

Who Should Attend:

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders, and Managers specialising in:

  • Business/Product Development
  • Consultants/Analysts
  • Diagnostics/Testing
  • Engineering
  • Investors/Startups
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Project & Program Management
  • Purchasing
  • Regulatory
  • Software Development
  • Quality Affairs/Control
  • R&D/Innovation 
    • Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)
    • Advanced/Platforms Development
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    • Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
    • Automotive & Automation
    • Autonomous Driving
    • Big Data
    • Blockchain
    • Camera & Video & Radar
    • Chip
    • Cloud Computing/Applications
    • Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor (CMOS)
    • Connected Car
    • Control Systems Design
    • Cyber Security
    • Design of Experiments
    • Digital/Mixed Signal
    • Electronics/Software/Systems/Process/Advanced Engineering
    • Embedded Systems
    • Emission
    • Fabrication & Packaging
    • Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, E-Textiles, Transparent Conductive Films, Other Materials
    • Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
    • Integrated Circuit (IC)
    • Infotainment
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Light-Emitting Diode (LED)
    • Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
    • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
    • Microsystem Technologies (MST)
    • Microcontrollers
    • Microelectronics
    • Navigation
    • Optics
    • Optoelectronics
    • Photonics
    • Powertrain
    • Privacy
    • Radio Frequency (RF)
    • Robotics
    • SaaS
    • Safety
    • Semiconductors
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Sensors
    • Signal Processing
    • Silicon
    • Simulations
    • System Architecture
    • Telematics
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)
    • Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X)
    • Virtual & Augmented Reality
    • 3D / 4D imaging

Key Practical Learning Points

  • AI and emerging tech to enrich vehicle performance and driver experience
  •  AI-powered perception and computer vision systems for autonomous driving
  •  AI to advance car's sensing, functionality, quality, intelligence, convenience, and comfort
  •  Safety, security, and privacy in complex AI-based automotive systems
  •  Automotive HMIs driven by artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation (IA)
  •  AI for driving up efficiencies in automotive manufacturing as part of Industry 4.0
  •  Next-generation AI, novel use cases and applications for automated and self-driving vehicles
  •  Innovative AI solutions and collaboration with startups to bring the next level of ADAS

Chuck Gershman, US

President and CEO, Co-Founder

Owl Autonomous Imaging

Chuck Gershman is a Drexel University College of Engineering inductee into the Alumni Circle of Distinction, the highest honour bestowed upon alumni. He has been honoured as a finalist for CMP publication’s (EE Times) prestigious ACE award as High Technology Executive of the Year and was previously named a Top 40 Healthcare Transformer by Medical Marketing & Media for his work on clinical AI decision support for cancer patients. Chuck holds three US patents for his contributions to microprocessor architecture.

Chuck brings over 30 years of technology and semiconductor industry experience in executive management, marketing, engineering, business development, sales, consulting, and executive advising, including Owl Autonomous Imaging. He has served as CEO/COO and a board director for three companies, and he knows what it takes to lead a vision to reality - having led successful exits with acquisitions by Intel and PMC-Sierra.

Frank Kraemer, DE

Systems Technology Architect

IBM 

Frank Kraemer is an IBM systems architect for large-scale IT solutions. He has a very good understanding of data management solutions for autonomous driving (AD) and AI in the automotive industry. In addition, Frank also has intensive information technology consulting skills related to cloud, hybrid cloud, open systems, container technologies, and modern networking.

Dalong Li, US

Team Lead and Product Owner in Machine Learning

USCAR

Dr. Dalong Li is team lead and product owner of machine learning at Stellantis. He co-authored the safety first for automated driving white paper and is currently working with a few colleagues from GM and Ford in developing guidelines for automotive AI/ML component specification. He earned a PhD degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has 20-plus US patents in areas of image processing, computer vision, and machine learning during his employment with HP, Motorola, Continental, and Stellantis.

Alessandro Morcelli, IT

Product Marketing Manager - MEMS Sensors Sub-Group

STMicroelectronics

After joining ST in 2008 as an Audio Application Engineer, Alessandro moved into the marketing team promoting MEMS microphones before being placed in charge of all MEMS-sensor related marketing activities in 2018. Since February 2020, Alessandro is Product Marketing Manager for our MEMS Sensor sub-group where he is responsible for portfolio business development and strategic communication.

Alessandro was born in Seriate (BG), Italy, in 1982, and graduated with a master degree in Microelectronics from the Polytechnic of Milan.

Tokihiko Akita, JP

Research Fellow

Toyota Technological Institute

Tokihiko Akita worked for more than 30 years as an R&D engineer at AISIN, which is one of the Tier 1 suppliers belonging to Toyota. His research areas there were vehicle motion control systems and ADAS, mainly applying surround monitor cameras and sensors. After that, Tokihiko moved to Toyota Technological Institute, and currently he's researching driving environmental recognition applying AI for autonomous driving.

Chandra Khatri, US

Chief Technology Officer

Got It AI

Dr. Subrata Kundu, US

Senior Manager at Research & Development Division

Hitachi America, Ltd.

Dr. Subrata Kundu is a senior manager of the R&D division at Hitachi America, Ltd. in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. He leads a research team focussed on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous driving (AD), and connected services for future smart cities. Prior to working at Hitachi, Subrata worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Toyota Technological Institute and as a project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan. He holds a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh and master's and PhD degrees in robotics and intelligent systems from Saga University in Japan. His research interests include robotics, soft computing, and intelligent systems.

Dr. Hesham Eraqi, EG

CTO and GM & Adjunct Assistant Professor at Computer Science & Engineering

Nahdet Misr AI & The American University in Cairo

Hesham Eraqi is the Founding CTO and general manager of Nahdet Misr AI and an adjunct assistant professor at the computer science and engineering department at the American University in Cairo. He was a senior expert/director of AI and chief AI scientist at Valeo where he worked for 10 years and he has been a consultant for multiple AI companies in Egypt. He is an advisory board member with EdVentures. With more than 11 years of experience working in the machine learning and software development industries besides academia, his experience combines participating in several high-tech award-winning international mega-projects/products and conducting pure academic research. His international filed patents, papers, and book chapters are mainly in deep learning and computer vision.
Hesham received his BSc and MSc degrees in electronics and computer engineering from Cairo University and his PhD in computer science and engineering with highest honours and highest GPA in class with an award-winning thesis from AUC. He has conducted hundreds of industrial training hours worldwide and delivered 50-plus keynotes. He developed and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the top three universities in Egypt and with Udacity. He also advises 30-plus MSc and PhD theses and graduation theses. Hesham is the chairperson, guest editor, advisory board member, and program committee member in top venues in his area including NeurIPS/ICCV/ECCV workshops and AV Silicon Valley, and he is an active reviewer at 25-plus major international journals and conferences. His technical articles are viewed hundreds of thousands of times and his open-source contributions are downloaded tens of thousands of times.

Andrew Grant, UK

Partner, Artificial Intelligence

Dx³

Andrew Grant is an AI thought leader and keynote speaker with 10-plus years of AI experience, having chaired UCL spinout Satalia for seven years (acquired by WPP plc) and then serving as senior director for AI at Imagination Technologies (3.5 years), creating the multi-core strategy and development for autonomous vehicles.

He joined Imagination in 2018 as a senior director, responsible for strategic business development in AI and building the partnership. Andrew advises customers on the impact of new and emerging technologies and how best to utilise neural networks in edge devices.

Prior to Imagination Technologies, Andrew ran spin-outs from UCL and CERN, chairing Satalia, an AI company based in London. He has also worked with UCL School of Management, WPP, and has completed innovation projects on the Future of Automotive, Aviation, Retail, and the IoT.

At British Telecom he held roles as CIO business, head of technology strategy, and head of marketing (as leader for the launch of broadband in the UK). 

He has a particular interest in autonomous vehicles, ADAS, and how AI can be used to create smarter IoT devices for vision, home, and robotics use cases. He's a frequent visitor to China and the ASEAN region, presenting keynotes in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Taipei, and other major cities.

Gilberto Rodriguez Blanco, UK

Director of Product Management - Artificial Intelligence & Ethernet Connectivity

Imagination Technologies

Gilberto Rodriguez is the director of AI product management at Imagination Technologies, responsible for product development and client engagement. He is passionate about bringing together technology and people to create innovative solutions that spark life-changing products.
Gilberto has founded startups and has experience in leading teams of engineers that distributed worldwide democratising technology and working with innovative companies for more than 20 years across fields such as internet, mobile telephony, instant high-definition video, self-driving cars, etc.

Dr. Ibrahim Sobh, EG

Senior Expert of AI

Valeo Group

Dr. Ibrahim Sobh has more than 20 years of experience in the area of machine learning and software development. He received his PhD in deep reinforcement learning and his MSc is in machine learning applied on automatic documents summarisation. Ibrahim has participated in several related national and international projects, conferences, and summits. He delivers trainings and lectures for academic and industrial entities. His patents and publications are mainly in natural language processing, speech processing, and computer vision. Currently Ibrahim is a senior expert of AI at Valeo Group.

Murat Erdogan, SE

Lead of Safety Assessments

Veoneer

Murat Erdogan is head of safety assessment at Veoneer for the entire product portfolio including camera, radar, ADAS (brain) fusion, LiDAR, and restraint control systems.

In 2010, Murat finished his MSc in electrical engineering at the University of Kassel and worked as a scientist officer for a year in the institutes computational electronics and photonics and microwave electronics.

In 2011, he has started to work as a scientific officer for the applied research institute Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern within the embedded systems quality assurance team. Here he has contributed to several industrial and scientist research projects, among them ARAMIS, SPES, and VierforES.

In 2014, he decided to go from research into the automotive industry and started to work for EFS (electronic chassis systems) in Ingolstadt as a safety engineer and later as a safety manager for diverse chassis and ADAS projects.

Between 2016 and 2017 he took the lead safety manager position within Visteon for a high-complex body domain controller project. Here he led 10-12 safety engineers and safety managers.

In 2017, he took over the disciplinary leadership for the forward-looking-camera safety management team within Autoliv in Linköping, Sweden. During this time, he was also Autoliv’s lead safety line manager in Sweden.

In July 2018, he was assigned as global lead safety manager to Veoneer and led the global functional safety organisation with support on different products like camera vision, radar, LiDAR, fusion, restrain control systems, and brake systems.

Since April 2020, he has been officially leading Veoneer’s global confirmation measures organisation, which he has completely developed.

Renata Walker, CA

Lead Product Manager

Sama

Renata Walker is a business-driven product manager who is passionate about the intersection of technology and social impact. As Lead Product Manager at Sama, Renata focuses on creating human-centric products with a data & research driven approach to create real-life scenarios for product adoption. Renata offers over 5 years of product building experiences in different industries, from corporate finances to highly technical products targeted at a wide range of diverse users.

Chuck Gershman, US

President and CEO, Co-Founder

Owl Autonomous Imaging

Frank Kraemer, DE

Systems Technology Architect

IBM 

Dalong Li, US

Team Lead and Product Owner in Machine Learning

USCAR

Alessandro Morcelli, IT

Product Marketing Manager - MEMS Sensors Sub-Group

STMicroelectronics

Tokihiko Akita, JP

Research Fellow

Toyota Technological Institute

Chandra Khatri, US

Chief Technology Officer

Got It AI

Dr. Subrata Kundu, US

Senior Manager at Research & Development Division

Hitachi America, Ltd.

Dr. Hesham Eraqi, EG

CTO and GM & Adjunct Assistant Professor at Computer Science & Engineering

Nahdet Misr AI & The American University in Cairo

Andrew Grant, UK

Partner, Artificial Intelligence

Dx³

Gilberto Rodriguez Blanco, UK

Director of Product Management - Artificial Intelligence & Ethernet Connectivity

Imagination Technologies

Dr. Ibrahim Sobh, EG

Senior Expert of AI

Valeo Group

Murat Erdogan, SE

Lead of Safety Assessments

Veoneer

Renata Walker, CA

Lead Product Manager

Sama

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