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Best Practices for Automotive

Best Practices for Automotive unites hundreds of auto industry professionals – senior leadership, decision-makers, business process owners, analysts, super users, support teams and solution providers – for a one-of-a-kind experiential event, built around learning, innovation and peer collaboration.

As the automotive industry continues to experience disruption at a never before seen pace, everything is in flux – from workforce dynamics to evolving autonomous technologies, supply chain upheavals, new industry competitors, consumer preferences, and more. The time is now to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best in class strategies to improve your organization’s overall business performance and it’s all happening at Best Practices for Automotive. Keep up-to-date on conference content and more by following: @BP4auto

 

 

Top Rated Speakers from 2016

 
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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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    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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    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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    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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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
     
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    "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
     
  • "I know the mechanics of “what” you guys do, but there is a spark in your “how” that is just impossible to bolt down."

    John Dwyer - Principal Consultant, Vesta Asia Pacific
     
 
 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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