AeroAuto Conference
2017 Final Agenda

Speaker Biographies

Four sections to the Program
• Setting the Stage
• Innovation & Design Topics
• Supply Chain & Operations Topics
• Targeting the Future Topics


7:00-8:00 AM
Registration, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Breakfast, Presidential Ballroom, Salon VII, sponsored by Stratasys

Welcome Remarks and Introduction, Presidential Ballroom, Salon I
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences
Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory

Setting the Stage

Welcome Address
Nanda Kumar, President, Aerospace Group

PANEL: Macro-environment of Aero and Auto: The current situation, drivers of growth (urbanization, demographic shifts, and emerging economies) key issues, enabling technologies, regulatory environment, and overall industry outlook.
Moderated by Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences

Gary Silberg, Partner, National Automotive Industry Leader

Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director

Discussions and Questions

Morning Coffee Break, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Innovation & Design Topics

PANEL: Vehicle Light Weighting - State of The Art
Moderated by Drew Winter, Director, Content, Ground Transportation - WardsAuto
ARCONIC - Daniel D. Roup, Director, Growth & Market Strategy
CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH (CAR) - Dr. Jay Baron, Chairman, President & CEO
SHILOH INDUSTRIES - Ramzi Y. Hermiz, President & CEO
STANLEY ENGINEERED FASTENING - Lloyd R. Hilligoss, Vice President, Engineering & R&D - NA Automotive

Automotive OEMs face the requirement to make dramatic improvements in fuel economy and are adopting a range of new technologies, including lightweight alloys and joining methods. The aerospace industry has a long and demonstrated history of lightweight structures and has continually innovated new materials, including titanium, composites, and aluminum-lithium. This panel will explore the state of the aerospace and automotive supply chains, and will identify lessons learned that could be valuable to both industries.

Refresher Break

11:30-12:15 PM
PANEL: Vetronics, Software and Cybersecurity
Moderated by Tim Zullo, Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, Exostar
SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT MARKET ASSOCIATION (SEMA) - John Waraniak, Vice President, Vehicle Technology
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Dr. Ella M. Atkins, Professor, Aerospace Engineering
WIND RIVER - Timothy Skutt, Director, Security Portfolio

Future electronics systems in automobiles may look a lot like the avionics in commercial aircraft as a result of the emergence of unmanned vehicles, connecting with expanding Internet of Things (IoT) environments and a shift to a usage-based model. These trends mean that cybersecurity will grow in importance. New manufacturers of autonomous vehicles are challenging OEMs in both the airborne and ground domains. This panel will explore these issues and implications for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Lunch, Presidential Ballroom, Salon VII, sponsored by Gentherm

Supply Chain & Operations Topics

PANEL: Supply Chain Best Practices
Moderated by Thomas J. Mayor, Partner, Industrial Manufacturing Strategy Practice Leader, KPMG Advisory
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES - Rhodri Thomas, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Strategy & Development
FORD MOTOR COMPANY - Greg Hamel, Director, Global Business Strategy & Indirect Purchasing
KUEHNE + NAGEL - Jan-Ynse Miedema, Vice President, Aerospace & Aviation
MOOG AIRCRAFT GROUP - Kate Schaefer, Group Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Refresher Break

PANEL: Unlocking Manufacturing Productivity – The Growing Role of Big Data
Moderated by Jon Andresen, President, Technology Solutions
LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE TOULOUSE - Christophe Tily, Director, Marketing & Sales
PLEX SYSTEMS - Stu Johnson, Director, Product Marketing
SIEMENS - Raj Batra, President, Digital Factory

The aerospace and automotive industries both depend on complex global supply chains to support product development, manufacturing operations and aftermarket support. How are supply chain practices of leading OEMs evolving? To what extent are there "cross fertilization" opportunities for suppliers serving both industries?

Afternoon Tea Break, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Targeting the Future Topics

PANEL: Additive Manufacturing Disruption: Myth or Reality?
Moderated by Dr. Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory
AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING - Jeffrey W. Nichols, Executive Director, Advanced Technology Integration & Global Business Development
GE ADDITIVE - Dr. Laurence Vigeant-Langlois, Executive Marketing Leader
MOOG LINEAR - David Hodge, Vice President & General Manager

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is beginning to disrupt the aerospace industry with printed parts now appearing in new aircraft, aeroengines and systems. Emerging technologies in materials, processes and printing equipment promise to accelerate its penetration. While aerospace is a classic high mix, low volume industry, what is the potential for AM to transform the high volume automotive industry? This panel will explore the future of additive manufacturing, its potential to change both industries, and implications for OEMs and suppliers.

Refresher Break

PANEL: How Silicon Valley Could Change the Automotive and Aerospace Industries
Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network
FLEX - Greg McNeil, Vice President, Innovation Labs
GENTHERM - Ryan Gaul, Executive Vice President, Business Development
ROCKWELL COLLINS - Matthew J. Carrico, Fellow

What can Silicon Valley bring to the aero and auto industries? What do those industries have to watch out for, thanks to the Valley and other tech hotspots? Drivers, pilots and passengers may be fixated on the expected benefits that new technology brings to their vehicles, but manufacturers and their suppliers in both industries know that their factories – and maybe even way of doing business – are changing just as much. This panel will try to explore the common challenges that aero and auto face from disruptive technology

5:45-7:00 PM
Closing Reception, Grand Hallway, sponsored by Rockwell Automation

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