Let's Go Somewhere New

Autoblog UPSHIFT is gearing up for the future of mobility. From self-driving autos and multi-modal transit to shifting populations and infrastructure planning, we're checking out all the routes. Jump in as we explore innovative ways to move around today, tomorrow and beyond. Ready to go somewhere new?

Location

Rusas Printing Building
6540 St Antoine St
Detroit, MI 48202

Speakers

  • Tim Armstrong
    Tim Armstrong
    CEO, AOL Inc.
  • Dan Gilbert
    Dan Gilbert
    Founder and Chairman, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures
    Majority Owner, 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jonathon Buckley
    Jonathon Buckley
    Host, Translogic
  • Bret Greenstein
    Bret Greenstein
    Vice President, IBM Watson Internet of Things Platform
  • Tiffany Rad
    Tiffany Rad
    CEO/Founder, Anatrope
  • Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird
    Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird
    VP, Strategic Development, Qualcomm
  • Karl Iagnemma
    Karl Iagnemma
    CEO, nuTonomy
  • Marcus Welz
    Marcus Welz
    CEO, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems
  • Mark Prommel
    Mark Prommel
    Partner and Design Director, Pensa
  • Melissa Cefkin
    Melissa Cefkin
    Anthropologist, Nissan Research Center
  • Sam Abuelsamid
    Sam Abuelsamid
    Senior Research Analyst, Navigant Research
  • Trevor Hardy
    Trevor Hardy
    CEO, The Future Laboratory
  • Eric Evenchick
    Eric Evenchick
    Founder, Linklayer Labs
  • Hans-Werner Kaas
    Hans-Werner Kaas
    Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Detroit
  • Sherif Marakby
    Sherif Marakby
    Vice President of Global Vehicle Programs, Uber
  • Jessica Robinson
    Jessica Robinson
    Director, City Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility
  • Kevin Baltes
    Kevin Baltes
    Director, CISO — Product Cybersecurity, General Motors Company
  • Rob Dekelbaum
    Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum
    Founder, AutoImmune, Inc.
  • Brett Berk
    Brett Berk
    Writer/Author
  • Casey Ellis
    Casey Ellis
    Founder & CEO, Bugcrowd
  • Ale Resnik
    Ale Resnik
    CEO, Beepi
  • Paul Snyder
    Paul Snyder
    Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies

Schedule

Oct
6
Thurs

Life In 2020 And Beyond

Join The Future Laboratory CEO Trevor Hardy as he discusses how mega-trends both in and outside the transportation industry will shape our lives and the world we live in.

Trevor Hardy Trevor Hardy
CEO
The Future Laboratory

How Autonomy Will Reshape Our Cities

Pensa envisions a future where autonomy activates "third spaces" in our public and urban areas. Explore the intersection of autonomy and design with Pensa Partner & Design Director, Mark Prommel.

Mark Prommel Mark Prommel
Creative Director
Pensa

Panel: Evolved Design For An Autonomous Age

Autonomy opens a world of opportunity to car designers. Join our panel of designers and thought leaders as we explore how driverless cars will activate a design revolution.

Mark Prommel Mark Prommel
Creative Director
Pensa

Melissa Cefkin Melissa Cefkin
Anthropologist
Nissan Research Center

Paul Snyder Paul Snyder
Chair of Transportation Design
College for Creative Studies

Brett Berk Brett Berk
Writer/Author

Break

From MIT To Singapore, The Story Of The World's First Self-driving Taxi

You've heard that autonomous cars are going to be part of our future, but in Singapore, they've already arrived thanks to nuTonomy. Karl Iagnemma, CEO, nuTonomy shares the story of the world's first self-driving taxi public trial.

Karl Iagnemma Karl Iagnemma
CEO
nuTonomy

Panel: Startups Jump Starting The Auto Industry

The auto industry is dominated by traditional, entrenched players. But, now that cars are as much about software, tech and connectivity as they are about powertrains and sheet metal, startups are poised to have a bigger impact on the industry than ever before.

Karl Iagnemma Karl Iagnemma
CEO
nuTonomy

Jessica Robinson Jessica Robinson
Director, City Solutions
Ford Smart Mobility

Sherif Marakby Sherif Marakby
VP, Global Vehicle Programs
Uber

Sam Abuelsamid Sam Abuelsamid
Senior Research Analyst
Navigant Consulting

Ale Resnik Ale Resnik
CEO
Beepi

Top Trends That Will Transform The Autos Industry

An industry that has been well established for a century is on the verge of a major transformation. Hear from McKinsey Sr. Partner and automotive expert, Hans-Werner Kaas as he shares his perspective on the magnitude of changes to come.

Hans-Werner Kaas Hans-Werner Kaas
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Co.

Lunch

IBM Watson Internet of Things: Giving a Voice to Autonomous Vehicles

Meet Olli. Not only can it drive itself, but engage in helpful, naturalistic conversation with its passengers. Join Bret Greenstein VP, IBM Watson IoT Platform as he dives into the ever evolving relationship between humans and robots.

Bret Greenstein Bret Greenstein
VP
IBM Watson IoT Platform

Smarter Cars, Smarter Roadways

With all the talk around autonomy, what about the intermediate steps that make both consumers safer and infrastructure more efficient? Join Marcus Welz, CEO, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems as he paves the way for a better self-driving future.

Marcus Welz Marcus Welz
CEO
Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems

Time To Unplug

We all know electric cars are generally cleaner and better for the environment, but there are still many hurdles to mass adoption. What if "plugging in" to charge was as easy as pulling into your garage? No direct connection required.

Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird Chris Borroni-Bird
SVP Strategic Development
Qualcomm

Break

Panel: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Of Connected Cars

When3:30PM

Smarter. Safer. More Efficient. The promise of connected cars. But what about the increase of hackers and data security concerns? In this panel, we'll debate the pros and cons of connected vehicles and investigate the less discussed side of the future of our cars.

Tiffany Rad Tiffany Rad
CEO & Founder
Anatrope

Eric Evenchick Eric Evenchick
Founder
Linklayer Labs

Kevin Baltes Kevin Baltes
Director, CISO — Product Cybersecurity
General Motors Company

Rob Dekelbaum Rob "Deker" Dekelbaum
Founder
AutoImmune, Inc.

Casey Ellis Casey Ellis
Founder & CEO
Bugcrowd

Fireside Chat: Dan Gilbert & Tim Armstrong

Business leaders Dan Gilbert and Tim Armstrong discuss innovation in the Motor City and beyond.

Dan Gilbert Dan Gilbert
Founder and Chairman, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures
Majority Owner, 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers

Tim Armstrong Tim Armstrong
CEO
AOL, Inc.

Drinks & Networking

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