San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Will the tech industry disrupt the automotive landscape?
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 50 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 assembled a panel of very qualified and seasoned speakers:
- Sven Beiker, Executive Director of CARS, the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford
- Clement Gires, co-founder, Local Motion
- Chris Wilson, co-founder and CEO, Vehicle Data Science
- James Liu, Senior Manager, Advanced UX Design, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America