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Best Practices for Automotive

Best Practices for Automotive will unite hundreds of industry professionals – senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers – in one location for an experiential event built around learning, innovation and peer collaboration. Best Practices for Automotive is an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference. Specifically designed for you to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best in class strategies to improve your organization’s overall business performance. Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates: #BP4auto

 

 

2016 Speakers

 
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    Dr. René Deist

    Executive Vice President Application, Robert Bosch GmbH
     
    Opportunities & Challenges of Digitization

    The capabilities of global networking continue to grow exponentially and user centric digital services are evolving everywhere. New business models consistently emerge within product lifecycle costing, automotive enhancements, the digital supply chain and more. In this presentation, learn about the key success factors for building a comprehensive IoT ecosystem to enable business opportunities within the automotive industry. Though it entails...

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    Dave Andrea

    EVP Research, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
     
    Restructuring the Supplier Network

    The entire automotive value chain is under an intense magnifying glass to find the right product, organization and capital structures to achieve required returns on invested capital.   Vehicle OEMs, large supplier systems integrators, materials suppliers, tooling providers and dealers are all restructuring to attract the required human and financial capital to succeed in a very uncertain future.  Some of this...

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    David Woessner

    General Manager DC, Local Motors, Local Motors
     
    How Direct Digital Manufacturing, Micromanufacturing & Co-Creation are Bringing About the New Industrial

    Vehicle design and assembly has changed little since the days of Henry Ford, despite immeasurable advances in technology. Still, vehicle manufacturers define efficiencies based on economies of scale-large capital investments, high volume production, limited product mix, low profit margins and slow-paced innovations. By instead utilizing a network of microfactories and just-in-time systems, employing direct digital manufacturing (including 3D printing) and...

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    Chris Valasek

    Security Lead, Advanced Technology Center, Uber
     
    Automotive Security: a Hacker’s Eye View

    Automotive Security is garnering widespread attention from media, consumers, manufactures, and hackers alike. The security of today’s vehicles involves many moving parts, but while manufactures take a majority of the blame, multiple parties contribute to the security debt in today’s vehicle ecosystem. This presentation will go over automotive security, current attacks, and calls to action that will give valuable insight...

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    Mark Weatherford

    SVP & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, vArmour, First Deputy Under-Secretary for Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
     
    Of Hacking & Homeland Security: Cybersecurity in Automotive

    What’s more important than protecting your sensitive employee and customer information, your critical business strategies and your corporate intellectual property? Nothing! In the literal blink of an eye, malicious insiders and cyber criminals can compromise the security of your company and destroy years of business success and corporate good will. Couple the dynamic cyber threat landscape with the financial exposure...

    Read more >
     
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    Joe Burton

    Founder & CEO, Whil Concepts, Inc.
     
    What to Do When Disruption is Impacting Your Employees’ Stress, Health & Safety

    Disruption is the new norm. But what does that mean to your employees' stress, health and safety? In this session, Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil, presents a humor-filled look into the disruptive challenges facing companies, the surprisingly high cost, and new stress resiliency techniques being embraced around the world. This will include reflecting on a career running public...

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    Christoph Behrendt

    EVP Head of P&I Industry Custom Development, SAP
     
    SAP Innovation Strategy

    The keynote highlights innovative trends and motivates to re-imagine your business. SAP’s innovation strategy is focusing on enabling digital transformation based on the digital core, platform, networks, and cloud applications supported by concrete examples including the relevance of S/4 HANA in this context. Christoph Behrendt is leading the Industry Cloud & Custom Development unit, reporting to Bernd Leukert, member of...

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Best Practices for Automotive TV

In its second year, Best Practices for Automotive brought key industry thought leaders to the stage on topics ranging from cybersecurity to global supply chain to 3D printing. Relive some of 2016’s best moments from the main stage with these video highlights. See you in 2017!

 
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Who Attends

Best Practices for Automotive is geared toward leaders, managers, directors and other professionals involved with the decision-making process.

 
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    "The SAP Automotive community has been waiting for a platform that facilitates a rich exchange of topics and ideas and Best Practices for Automotive is it."

    Dr. Hagen Radowski - President & CEO, MHP, A Porsche Company
     
  • "I have to say this was hands down the best run event I have attended. The content of the conference and the speakers you obtained were top notch!"

    Bridget Hanson - Customer Support Liason, Isuzu North America
     
  • "This was an outstanding event. For its first year, the level of participation clearly showed pent up demand exceeding the skepticism of something new! I look forward to expanding our footprint next year."

    - Gold Sponsor
     
 
 

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    SAP
     
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    EY
     
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    Dell Services
     
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    R3D
     
    Silver Partner
     

Opportunities & Challenges of Digitization

The capabilities of global networking continue to grow exponentially and user centric digital services are evolving everywhere. New business models consistently emerge within product lifecycle costing, automotive enhancements, the digital supply chain and more. In this presentation, learn about the key success factors for building a comprehensive IoT ecosystem to enable business opportunities within the automotive industry. Though it entails many difficulties, digitalization provides huge opportunities if you face those challenge. Dr. René Deist is Executive Vice President of Applications in the Corporate Sector Information Systems and Services (CI). He is responsible for the development and maintenance of commercial applications for Robert Bosch worldwide. In addition, he is Executive Sponsor on the CI board for the Asia/Pacific region. He studied mathematics, business sciences and computer science. After graduating, he started a research initiative in the area of applied and practical computer science. Today, he supports the universities of Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Pforzheim in various roles.

Restructuring the Supplier Network

The entire automotive value chain is under an intense magnifying glass to find the right product, organization and capital structures to achieve required returns on invested capital.   Vehicle OEMs, large supplier systems integrators, materials suppliers, tooling providers and dealers are all restructuring to attract the required human and financial capital to succeed in a very uncertain future.  Some of this restructuring is coming from the inside with suppliers controlling their own destinies and revamping their operations.  A great deal of the restructuring pressure is coming from the outside – with pressure to address risk, returns and growth prospects from analysts and capital providers.  These pressures will bring about more change in the next five years than in the last twenty.

How Direct Digital Manufacturing, Micromanufacturing & Co-Creation are Bringing About the New Industrial

Vehicle design and assembly has changed little since the days of Henry Ford, despite immeasurable advances in technology. Still, vehicle manufacturers define efficiencies based on economies of scale-large capital investments, high volume production, limited product mix, low profit margins and slow-paced innovations. By instead utilizing a network of microfactories and just-in-time systems, employing direct digital manufacturing (including 3D printing) and relying on the creative power of the crowd, Local Motors turns the traditional vehicle on its head. These strategies eliminate the need for retooling a factory, allow for rapid advancements in technology and customization, and reduce capital investment and environmental footprint.

Automotive Security: a Hacker’s Eye View

Automotive Security is garnering widespread attention from media, consumers, manufactures, and hackers alike. The security of today’s vehicles involves many moving parts, but while manufactures take a majority of the blame, multiple parties contribute to the security debt in today’s vehicle ecosystem. This presentation will go over automotive security, current attacks, and calls to action that will give valuable insight into vehicle security from a hacker’s perspective.

Of Hacking & Homeland Security: Cybersecurity in Automotive

What’s more important than protecting your sensitive employee and customer information, your critical business strategies and your corporate intellectual property? Nothing! In the literal blink of an eye, malicious insiders and cyber criminals can compromise the security of your company and destroy years of business success and corporate good will. Couple the dynamic cyber threat landscape with the financial exposure and risks resulting from your data falling into the wrong hands, and you’ve identified the most critical issue facing your company today. Join international cybersecurity expert, Mark Weatherford, for a keynote you will never forget and your business can’t afford to miss. Mark will discuss critical relationships between the public and private sectors and highlight the many complexities surrounding the Internet of Things and the convergence of IT, OT and physical security. Finally, Mark will propose that your path to the Cloud is inevitable and how this technology shift is creating profound opportunities for you to develop a better organizational security posture.  

What to Do When Disruption is Impacting Your Employees’ Stress, Health & Safety

Disruption is the new norm. But what does that mean to your employees' stress, health and safety? In this session, Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil, presents a humor-filled look into the disruptive challenges facing companies, the surprisingly high cost, and new stress resiliency techniques being embraced around the world. This will include reflecting on a career running public companies as a Global COO where his job description was “fly around the world and stress people out.

SAP Innovation Strategy

The keynote highlights innovative trends and motivates to re-imagine your business. SAP’s innovation strategy is focusing on enabling digital transformation based on the digital core, platform, networks, and cloud applications supported by concrete examples including the relevance of S/4 HANA in this context. Christoph Behrendt is leading the Industry Cloud & Custom Development unit, reporting to Bernd Leukert, member of the SAP Executive Board. He is an experienced leader in the area of solution development, consulting and strategy for business applications across industries. He heads the solution and engineering units for all SAP Industry Solutions as well as Custom Development. In his role, he drives the SAP industry strategy and delivers customer focused industry innovations for SAP. He is seen as a pioneer in cloud solutions and key innovation areas like Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 as well as user experience. In 2011 he was appointed as the chief product owner for the SAP Business Suite driving the SAP Business Suite Innovation Roadmap including the related lines of businesses. Christoph is a member of the SAP Global Executive Team.

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